Athletics News

  • Grizzlies win overtime thriller against Three Rivers
    November 14, 2018
    West Plains, Mo. – Anytime the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzlies and Three Rivers College Raiders meet on the basketball court, fans know it’s going to be a battle. And Tuesday night’s installment of this historic Region 16 rivalry didn’t disappoint. In a battle that came down to the last seconds of overtime, the 16th-ranked Grizzlies held off the Raiders 112-110 at the West Plains Civic Center arena.
  • Grizzlies post 2-1 record during first road trip
    November 08, 2018
    West Plains, Mo. – The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team posted a 2-1 record in its first road trip of the season.
  • Grizzlies lose heart-breaker to No. 5 Iowa Western in district championship
    November 06, 2018
    West Plains, Mo. – Missouri State University-West Plains’s hope for an automatic bid to the 2018 NJCAA Division I Women’s National Volleyball Championship Tournament slipped away Saturday evening.
  • Grizzlies start season with solid win over Nation Wide Academy
    November 02, 2018
    The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team started the 2018-19 season on a positive note Thursday evening, Nov. 1, with a 90-72 win over Nation Wide Academy at the West Plains Civic Center.
  • Grizzlies will start basketball season as No. 16 team in nation
    October 31, 2018
    West Plains, Mo. – The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzlies will open the 2018-19 season as the No. 16 team in the nation. That’s the ranking officials with the NJCAA gave the defending Region 16 champion in this week’s preseason poll.
  • Grizzlies to host NJCAA district volleyball tournament Saturday
    October 30, 2018
    Park Hills, Mo. – They may not have won the region title, but the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team still has a chance to reach to nationals.
  • 2018 All-Region
    October 29, 2018
    Five Grizzly Volleyball players selected to receive All-Region Honors
  • Grizzlies finish regular season with straight-set win, set sights on region tourney
    October 25, 2018
    West Plains, Mo. – The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team finished the 2018 regular season Tuesday night with a straight-set victory over St. Louis Community College at the West Plains Civic Center.
  • Popp 'cautiously optimistic' about upcoming Grizzly Basketball season
    October 23, 2018
    West Plains, Mo. – Chris Popp says he’s “cautiously optimistic” about his Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team and its prospects for the upcoming season. The defending NJCAA Region 16 champions boast one of their deepest and most talented rosters in years, but they’ll be playing one of the toughest schedules in program history during the 2018-19 campaign.
  • Grizzlies go 3-1 in last road trip of season
    October 23, 2018
    West Plains, Mo. – The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team made some major strides in team unity during its last road trip of the season. As a result, the Grizzlies picked up a major win over the No. 2 team in the nation.
  • Grizzly Volleyball Pink Out Game Tuesday will benefit OMC Cancer Treatment Center
    October 18, 2018
    West Plains, Mo. – “No One Fights Alone” is the mantra featured on this year’s Pink Out Game T-shirts being sold by the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team.
  • Grizzlies show improvement at Grizzly Invitational
    October 16, 2018
    West Plains, Mo. – The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team showed improvements in some key areas during this past weekend’s Colton’s Steak House & Grill/Lazy W Pallets Grizzly Invitational Tournament.
  • Grizzlies pick up hard-earned road win against Warriors
    October 09, 2018
    Ottumwa, Iowa – It was long overdue and it didn’t come easy, but the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team added a hard-earned road victory to their win column Monday night.
  • Frustrating weekend leads to changes for Grizzly Volleyball team
    October 02, 2018
    West Plains, Mo. – Normally, going 0-4 at a tournament wouldn’t be cause for optimism. But Paula Wiedemann understands the dynamics a team must work through in order to compete mentally and physically at a high level, and she feels things are changing and moving in a positive direction for the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team.
  • Missed opportunities cost Grizzlies key region game
    September 27, 2018
    West Plains, Mo. – Missed opportunities cost the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team a win Wednesday evening in a key Region 16 match-up against 10th ranked Mineral Area College (MAC) at the West Plains Civic Center arena.
  • 'Moonlight Madness' will kick off Grizzly Basketball season Monday
    September 25, 2018
    West Plains, Mo. – Area fans of Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball can take their first look at this year’s team and meet the players at the annual Moonlight Madness scrimmage Monday, Oct. 1, at the West Plains Civic Center.
  • Grizzlies face tough region test Wednesday
    September 25, 2018
    West Plains, Mo. – The 17th-ranked Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team will need to regroup quickly from its 1-3 showing this past weekend at the Allen Samuels/Blue Dragon Volleyball Classic at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas.
  • Grizzlies defeat Jefferson College in 1st Region 16 game of the season
    September 19, 2018
    West Plains, Mo. – The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team kicked off its 2018 Region 16 campaign Tuesday evening with a solid three-set victory over Jefferson College from Hillsboro.
  • 'Extremely talented' recruits join 2018-19 Grizzly Basketball team
    September 13, 2018
    West Plains, Mo. – Ask Chris Popp to describe this year’s crop of recruits for the Grizzly Basketball team at Missouri State University-West Plains, and the first words you’ll probably hear are “extremely talented.”
  • Felicia Jones, Courtney Hendrickson inducted to Grizzly Hall of Fame
    September 12, 2018
    West Plains, Mo. – Officials at Missouri State University-West Plains inducted former Grizzly Volleyball standouts Felicia Jones (2003-04) and Courtney Hendrickson (2004-05) to the Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame during the team’s season home opener Saturday, Sept. 8, at the West Plains Civic Center.
  • 17th-ranked Grizzlies can't keep pace with No. 2 Reivers
    September 10, 2018
    West Plains, Mo. – Members of the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team knew they had a big task in front of them.
  • 17th ranked Grizzlies will meet No. 2 Iowa Western in season home opener
    September 06, 2018
    West Plains, Mo. – Saturday’s season home opener for the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team will feature a contest of nationally-ranked teams.
  • Grizzlies post 3-1 record at Utah tournament
    September 04, 2018
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team showed what they’re capable of accomplishing this past weekend at the Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Crystal INNvitational Tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Grizzly Volleyball team will take 2-2 record into Utah tourney
    August 28, 2018
    The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team will take a 2-2 record into the Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Crystal INNvitational Tournament this weekend, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Grizzly Volleyball will field a 'versatile' team in 2018
    August 24, 2018
    West Plains, Mo. – Don’t be surprised to find attacks by the 2018 Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team coming from all directions. This year’s squad includes a group of talented hitters who can play multiple positions, according to Assistant Coach Briana Walsh.
  • Good crowd turns out for annual Grizzly Volleyball Alumni Game
    August 20, 2018
    A host of area fans, friends, family members and students turned out Aug. 18 to watch the 2018 Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team face alumni of the program in the annual Grizzly Volleyball Alumni Game at the West Plains Civic Center.
  • 3 hole-in-one prizes available at 20th annual Herb Lunday Grizzly Golf Classic
    August 03, 2018
    West Plains, Mo. – Golfers at the 20th annual Herb Lunday Grizzly Golf Classic Friday, Sept. 14, at the West Plains Country Club could win hole-in-one prizes worth a total of $35,000, organizers said.
  • Annual Grizzly Volleyball alumni game set for Aug. 18
    July 27, 2018
    Area residents can get their first look at the 2018 Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team in action at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, with the annual Grizzly Alumni Volleyball Game at the West Plains Civic Center arena.
  • Grizzly Volleyball team earns AVCA Team Academic Award
    July 17, 2018
    West Plains, Mo. – The 2017 Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team has earned the Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
  • Grizzly Volleyball team, 8 players receive NJCAA academic honors
    July 11, 2018
    WEST PLAINS, Mo. – The 2017 Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team and eight players recently received academic honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
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