Athletics News

  • Grizzlies host 1st region home game Saturday
    January 10, 2020
    The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team will host its first home Region 16 game of the season Saturday, Jan. 11, when fifth ranked Mineral Area College comes to town.
  • 17th annual Trivia Night benefitting Grizzly Athletics Set for Jan. 25
    January 10, 2020
    Come in from the cold and join us Jan. 25 for the 17th annual Trivia Night benefitting Grizzly Athletics programs at Missouri State University-West Plains.
  • Grizzly Volleyball adds 2 more players for 2020 season
    December 20, 2019
    The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team has added two more players for the 2020 season.
  • Tom Barr to be inducted to the Grizzly Athletics Hall of Fame
    December 19, 2019
    Grizzly Basketball fans will want to make sure they attend the Jan. 18 game against Three Rivers College at the West Plains Civic Center.
  • Grizzlies enter winter break on a hopeful note
    December 18, 2019
    The first half of the season hasn’t been an easy one for the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team, but they’ve made significant strides in the past six weeks against some of the nation’s top teams and are entering the winter break on a hopeful note.
  • Grizzlies' winning streak against Three Rivers ends
    December 10, 2019
    In their last seven meetings, the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team came away with wins against Region 16 counterpart Three Rivers College. That streak came to an end Saturday when the Grizzlies (6-8) fell to the Raiders 88-84 at the Libla Family Sports Complex on the Three Rivers campus in Poplar Bluff.
  • Kelly Wiedemann named NJCAA All-American
    December 06, 2019
    Kelly Wiedemann, a sophomore outside attacker with the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team, has been named a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) second team All-American.
  • Grizzlies pick up 2 more wins, will face Three Rivers Saturday
    December 04, 2019
    The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team seems to have finally found its footing.
  • Grizzlies come up for air after grueling start to season
    November 26, 2019
    For the first time this season, the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team will have a whole week between games.
  • Grizzlies host Mega Motorsports Grizzly Classic this weekend
    November 22, 2019
    The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team will close out its four-game home stand this weekend during the Mega Motorsports Grizzly Classic at the West Plains Civic Center.
  • Grizzlies host 19th-ranked Coffeyville tonight
    November 20, 2019
    Chris Popp expects a challenge for his Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team today when it hosts 19th-ranked Coffeyville Community College. 
  • Grizzly Sardaar Calhoun signs with Florida State
    November 15, 2019
    Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball standout Sardaar Calhoun has signed a national letter of intent to join the Florida State University Seminoles in fall 2020.
  • Grizzly Volleyball signs 1st player for 2020 season
    November 14, 2019
    Ashton Wildermuth, a 5-foot, 7-inch setter from Willard, has signed paperwork to join the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team next fall.
  • Grizzly Volleyball season comes to heart-breaking end
    November 12, 2019
    The 2019 season has come to an end for the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team.
  • Grizzlies win season home opener; preparing for 1st Iowa/Missouri Challenge
    November 07, 2019
    The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team is savoring the taste of the season’s first victory as it prepares for this weekend’s first ever Iowa/Missouri Challenge.
  • Grizzlies benched by foul trouble in 1st games of season
    November 05, 2019
    It’s hard to put forth your best effort when your starting lineup is on the bench. That’s what the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team discovered this past weekend when they faced the No. 2 and No. 8 teams in the nation at the JUCO Preseason Elite 8 Tournament at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.
  • Grizzlies capture 16th Region 16 title
    November 05, 2019
    “It wasn’t pretty, but we got it done! It always feels good to win a region championship!” That’s how Paula Wiedemann, head coach of the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team, summed up her team’s hard-fought, five-set win over Jefferson College Saturday in the NJCAA Region 16 Volleyball Championship at the West Plains Civic Center.
  • Grizzlies finish regular season, prepare to host Region 16 Championships
    October 31, 2019
    The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team finished its regular season Wednesday evening with a straight set victory over East Central College.
  • Grizzly Basketball season starts this weekend with 2 Final Four teams from last year
    October 31, 2019
    No one can claim the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team is afraid of competition. The Grizzlies’ first two games of the 2019-2020 season will be against teams who reached the Final Four of the NJCAA Division I Men’s National Basketball Championship last season.
  • Grizzlies go 5-1 in last road trip of regular season
    October 28, 2019
    The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team went on its final road trip of the regular season last week, winning five of the six games they played in a four-day span.
  • Grizzlies take Warriors to 5 sets in hard-fought loss
    October 17, 2019
    The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team made its last game of the regular season against Indian Hills Community College its best.
  • Patricia Figueiredo inducted into Grizzly Athletics Hall of Fame
    October 15, 2019
    Officials at Missouri State University-West Plains have inducted former Grizzly Volleyball standout Patricia Figueiredo (2008-09) into the Grizzly Athletics Hall of Fame.
  • Grizzlies go 2-2 at Grizzly Invitational
    October 14, 2019
    “It was an up-and-down weekend.” That’s how Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball Head Coach Paula Wiedemann described her team’s efforts at the Grizzly Invitational Tournament this past weekend.
  • Grizzlies remain undefeated in Region 16 play
    October 03, 2019
    The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team remains unbeaten in NJCAA Region 16 and Missouri Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAC) play today after defeating Mineral Area College (MAC), Park Hills, 3-1 Wednesday evening at the West Plains Civic Center.
  • Grizzlies return to region action Wed.
    September 30, 2019
    The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team will return to Region 16 action Wednesday, Oct. 2, when they host Mineral Area College from Park Hills.
  • Grizzlies drop home game to No. 14 Iowa Western
    September 26, 2019
    The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team dropped an important home game Wednesday evening. The Grizzlies (6-11) lost to No. 14 Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs, 26-28, 23-25, 25-16, 23-25 at the West Plains Civic Center.
  • Grizzlies face No. 14 Iowa Western Wed.
    September 24, 2019
    Some of the most memorable volleyball battles in recent years have been between Missouri State University-West Plains and Iowa Western Community College. Fans are expecting another one Wednesday when the No. 14 Rievers from Council Bluffs come to West Plains to face the Grizzlies in a 6:30 p.m. contest at the West Plains Civic Center.
  • Grizzlies defeat Vikings 3-1 in key region contest
    September 18, 2019
    The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team upped its record to 5-7 after defeating the Jefferson College Vikings Tuesday evening in a key Region 16 contest.
  • Grizzlies fall in home opener, but win on the road
    September 12, 2019
    The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team are now 4-7 after dropping their season home opener Tuesday night then bouncing back Wednesday evening to win on the road.
  • Grizzlies will host season home opener Tues.
    September 09, 2019
    The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team will see if it can keep its current winning streak alive Tuesday, Sept. 10, when it hosts its season home opener.
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