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Missouri Western womens' golfer, Allycia Gan is nothing short of spectacular and she is only a sophomore. Gan is from Selangor, Malaysia, whic… READ MORE

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Kaili Hinds is a senior pitcher on Missouri Western’s softball team. From the small town of Centralia, Missouri, Hinds is finishing up a sport… READ MORE

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Some might think that the one home football game this season would be a bittersweet moment for Missouri Western seniors. And for a very select… READ MORE

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Jacob Standridge wants to play baseball. Like, really, really bad. READ MORE

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Ever since she was little, Nicole Donnelly has dreamed of coming to the United States and playing college tennis. This dream became a reality … READ MORE

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Missouri Western is launching their very first esports team this fall. The new program was searching for a suitable space to hold their practi… READ MORE

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At just the age of four, Viselli began dancing. The next step in her career was joining the Central High School Pom Squad. Then, in February o… READ MORE

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Transferring colleges is something a lot of student athletes go through for one reason or another, and such is the case with Andrew Meier. READ MORE

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With Missouri Western women’s basketball, the team has come across a new head coach and member of the team, Candace Whitaker. READ MORE

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By: Avery Booth Ali Tauchen is a 6’0” junior from Iowa City, Iowa, and was the MIAA Freshman of the year in 2017 and is currently in the top ten in the MIAA in hitting percentage, kills, blocks and service aces.  Tauchen is great on the court but what is she like off the court? […] READ MORE

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By: Avery Booth After breaking records and winning titles at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, senior quarterback Wyatt Steigerwald is ready to do it all over again here at Missouri Western. Steigerwald is 55-101  with 803 yards passing and eight touchdowns through three games,    This quality start isn’t a surprise to Steigerwald, who holds four records at […] READ MORE

By: Brett Howery It’s hard to move from Deluth, Minnesota, to St. Joseph, Missouri.  It’s harder to come into a soccer program as a freshman and start as a goalkeeper. Sophomore Anna Mayer did both of these feats, and has placed herself as one of the elite goalkeepers in the MIAA Conference thanks to her […] READ MORE

The crowd is cheering as Jordan Garr breaks the Missouri state record in shot put. However, as his family and friends are yelling in excitement, he can hear absolutely nothing. Jordan was born completely deaf in both ears. Thanks to his hearing implant, he is able to hear pretty well. The second he takes it […] READ MORE

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee added a familiar face to it’s DII national ranks by adding Missouri Western’s own soccer sophomore Mackenzie O’Neill.   She is the first Griffon to serve on the 27-member national committee since Marian Carbin in 2006.   “To be selected into the national SAAC is an amazing honor and feeling,” Carbin […] READ MORE

It is officially football season here in St. Joe. The Chiefs are long gone, and all eyes are now on the Missouri Western Griffons. Each new football season brings new excitement and for a good reason. The Griffons have recently named senior Dom Marino as their starting quarterback. If this name sounds familiar, their may […] READ MORE

From winning the 5A high school state championship in 2016 to winning the Broncho Stampede, Missouri Western golfer Patrick McCarthy has been successful wherever he’s played. McCarthy came to Western from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and said that Western was a great fit for him. “I chose Missouri Western because the school fit me perfectly,” McCarthy […] READ MORE

Freshman Hanna Williams has had a remarkable freshman season. She raced in the 400-meter for the fourth time in her outdoor college career this past weekend. She has won the event all four times. This would be remarkable for any school to have a freshman with this much success this early in her career. For […] READ MORE

The women’s golf team has been having a pretty decent season as junior Shi Qing Ong has made some noise this season as she has won two individual championships and has been named MIAA Golfer of the week four times this year. Ong transferred here to Missouri Western from Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. She started learning […] READ MORE

Michael Sam was a star defensive player at the University of Missouri. Now Sam plays a different kind of defense. Sam is a Texas native, but to him, home will always be here in the Show Me State. He was born into a family of ten children, seven of whom he considers family. “Technically there are […] READ MORE

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Known mostly as the home of one of the wealthiest men in the world, for a zoo and as the the center of the college baseball world each year, Omaha is home to many great attractions and also to a 21-year old girl who spends each fall tormenting MIAA opponents on the soccer field. Redshirt […] READ MORE

There is nothing in life that compares to your first love—and no, I am not just talking about the girl down the street. For some it is an instrument, for others it may be that girl down the street. For pitcher Weston Caindec that first love was baseball. “My first memory as a child was […] READ MORE

With Will Smith popping up on your television almost twice a day, I am sure you are aware of the rising concern of concussions in sports. Recent incidents around the country have forced the NCAA and other organizations to take a strong approach towards the protocols when dealing with a concussed athlete. Some of those […] READ MORE

For many college students with only one semester to go before graduation, the dreaded ‘senioritis’ is kicking in right about now. You don’t want to do anything you’ve been grinding now your whole college career and now you just want to finish out with a nice, laid-back, easy semester before embarking on a career. For […] READ MORE

Moving to a different country, a different environment, leaving your family and playing a sport that you love are all a part of many international student-athletes’ life. Coaches recruit all over the world to find the best talent. A lot of international students at Missouri Western can relate to the challenges that come with moving […] READ MORE

Family and sports seem to go hand-in-hand, and that is no different for Griffon basketball players and Fiji natives, Mili and Mataika Koyamainavure. At a young age, the siblings were surrounded by basketball through their family’s neighborhood team, the Davui Magics, or even watching their aunt coach the Fiji National under-20 team. These experiences created lasting […] READ MORE

Many kids grow up wanting to be a professional athlete. For Travis Partridge, that dream is a reality and he is not ready to give it up yet, as it has taken him across the country and even into another country on his quest to hang on to the boyhood dream. “It’s crazy, all the […] READ MORE

He picked up a club when he was a toddler, and it has been hard to get it out of his hand every since. “My dad started me when I was about five-years old,” Hand said. “Around 10 years of age we started to play in competitive tournaments around Kansas City.” Hailing from Savannah, Missouri, […] READ MORE

Respect. There is an old phrase that ‘respect is not given, respect is earned.’ Few people have earned the type of respect among their peers at Missouri Western that former athletic director Charlie Burri has earned. University President Robert Vartabedian holds Burri in very high regard as someone who has shaped Western into the place […] READ MORE

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If you see Chris Stone on campus, you might not think he’s different than any other student at Missouri Western. However, the communications student from Kansas City, Missouri has an alter ego. Stone is known around Kauffman Stadium as Superfan, a nickname he more than lives up to. “The first game I dressed up, we […] READ MORE

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The Griffons are off to one of their best starts in program history, and Sydney Andrews has played a pivotal role engineering that start. Plus, she is doing it all with a hearing disability. Soccer is a sport were communication is key, so it is hard to imagine how she’s able to hear on the field, while also […] READ MORE

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Although some transitioning from her hometown of Duluth, Minn., was required, Sarah Lyle has made herself at home at Missouri Western. The stand-out goalkeeper found her way to Missouri Western from Duluth East High School in Duluth, Minn. At Duluth East High School, Lyle compiled quite the resume. She was not only named a captain, but was […] READ MORE

Not many families can say they have had more of an impact on Griffon athletics than the Trotters. Jen Bagley-Trotter is the head coach for one of the most impressive Griffon programs. Her softball program has a record of 490-306 in her tenure in St. Joseph. They have qualified for the NCAA Regionals eight times […] READ MORE

The MIAA and all of Division II football is well aware how talented the Griffons’ starting right cornerback Mike Jordan, but they quickly learned last season that the Griffons are not just a one man show when it comes to shutting down an opponent’s passing attack. Across from the AFCA and D2football.com All-American is Sam […] READ MORE

His career as a Griffon has been almost as unique as his name. Banks Born is a redshirt senior pitching as a lefty for Missouri Western. While his career here has been long and hard, the legacy he is leaving behind as the regular season wraps up is one to remember. Born has been playing […] READ MORE

The senior from Overland Park, Kansas wasn’t just a tennis player. Ceara Boldridge was an all-around athlete at one point in her life. She was a dancer, she played a little softball, basketball, ran track all four years of high school and also participated in some gymnastics. Boldridge may be know to be a great […] READ MORE

The junior from Hermantown, Minnesota, Callie Wilson, is looking to do big things this upcoming season for the Missouri Western women’s golf team. With her work ethic and great attitude, Wilson hopes to have a breakout year this upcoming season. Last year she played in 10 events and 20 rounds with an average score of […] READ MORE