Athletics News

  • 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.
  • Kelly Wiedemann named to all-tournament team
    August 28, 2019
    Kelly Wiedemann, a sophomore outside/right side hitter for the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team, was named to the Rose City Classic all-tournament team this past weekend at Tyler, Texas.
  • Grizzlies see signs of improvement at 1st tournament of season
    August 26, 2019
    They may have gone 1-3 in their first tournament of the season, but Paula Wiedemann sees some good things going on with her Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team. The key elements needed for improvement are in place to take the Grizzlies to where they need to go, she said.
  • Grizzly Volleyball schedule filled with perennial powers, ranked teams
    August 20, 2019
    Some familiar names among the upper echelons of junior college volleyball can be found on the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzlies’ schedule this season.
  • Good crowd turns out for Grizzly Volleyball Alumni Game
    August 20, 2019
    A host of area fans, friends, family members and students turned out Aug. 17 to watch the 2019 Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team face former member in the annual Grizzly Volleyball Alumni Match at the West Plains Civic Center.
  • Register now for the 24th annual Herb Lunday Grizzly Golf Classic
    August 09, 2019
    Golfers at the 24th annual Herb Lunday Grizzly Golf Classic Friday, Sept. 13, at the West Plains Country Club could win hole-in-one prizes worth a total of $20,000, organizers said.
  • Grizzly Booster Club fall picnic set for Sept. 10
    August 09, 2019
    Help Missouri State University-West Plains and the Grizzly Booster Club celebrate the new athletic seasons by attending the annual Grizzly Fall Picnic at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the West Plains Civic Center Exhibit Hall.
  • Aaron Proctor joins Grizzly Basketball team as assistant coach
    August 08, 2019
    The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team filled out its coaching staff this week with the hiring of Aaron Proctor as assistant coach.
  • National runners up among the teams the Grizzlies will face this season
    August 06, 2019
    They say to be the best, you have to play the best, and that’s exactly what the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team will do during the 2019-2020 season.
  • Annual Grizzly Volleyball alumni game set for Aug. 17
    July 25, 2019
    Area residents can get their first look at the 2019 Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team in action at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, during the annual Grizzly Alumni Volleyball Game at the West Plains Civic Center arena.
  • Volleyball team and 8 student-athletes receive NJCAA academic honors
    July 11, 2019
    The 2018-19 Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team and eight Grizzly student-athletes recently received academic honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
Load More