Missouri Western Junior David Bass has been selected as part of the this week’s MIAA Football Student-Athletes of the Week by the conference office and a panel of Sports Information Directors. Bass earned this week’s honors for his performance in the Griffons 23-6 win over 12th ranked Central Missouri last Saturday at Spratt Stadium. Bass and the rest of the Griffon defensive line gave the 12th ranked Mules and their passing attack fits all night long. Bass finished the game tying a single game MWSU record for sacks in a game with four.

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The Central Missouri Mules dropped 12 spots to No. 24 in this week’s American Football Coaches Association Top 25
poll released on Monday. UCM has been ranked in 80 polls since the AFCA began conduction coaches’ polls in 2000.
The No. 24 Mules look to bounce back from their first defeat of the season this weekend when they travel to Emporia State on Saturday.

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Mules placekicker Aaron Jamieson was named MIAA Co-Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Mules loss at Missouri Western on Saturday night. Jamieson provided all the scoring for UCM in the 23-6 defeat rilling field goals of 21 and 53-yards. The 53-yarder was a career-high for Jamieson and a new school record breaking the old record of 52 yards, which was held previously by two different kickers.

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The Central Missouri Mules golf team sits in second place, two shots off the lead, after the first round of the
Pittsburg State Invitational. The Mules shot an opening round 290 and trail Washburn by two strokes heading into the final round. Missouri Western is currently 7th.

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The Missouri Western women’s golf team sits in a tie for 10th place firing a 336 on the first day of the Drury University Fall Shootout which is being play at Silo Ridge Country Club in Bolivar, Mo. The Griffons are tied with Rockhurst and Southern Indiana. Shelby Stone is the top player for the Griffons firing a round one total of 80
which puts her in a tie for 18th place.

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Leading the Central Missouri Jennies to a 3-1 record last week, Senior middle hitter Paula Harris was named MIAA Student-Athlete of the Week. Harris averaged 4.31 kills per set last week, including a pair of 20-kill performances against Missouri S&T and Azusa Pacific. The Conway Springs, Kan. native hit for a .433 average, while collecting 14 blocks. Despite that 3-1 performance last week, the Jennies step down one position, to No. 9, in the AVCA Division
II  Top 25 Coaches Poll.

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Meadville girls defeated Tina-Avalon girls 3-2 in first round action at the CLAA Conference tournament. Tori Baker and Beth Crosser hit doubles for the lady Eagles. Meadville girls will play again at 4:30 this evening.

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In other softball action:

Hamilton,  16      Lathrop,     1
Polo,          9      Albany,       3

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NFL

New England,  38     at     Miami,    24

Oakland,  23     at     Denver,   20

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The Royals had yesterday off. They begin the year’s last homestand with a quick two game series against the Twins tonight.

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American League

Final     Tampa Bay     5     Baltimore     2
Final     Detroit     14     Chi White Sox     4
Final     Oakland     6     L.A. Angels     3
Final     N-Y Yankees     9     Seattle     3

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Pittsburgh scored three runs in the eighth last night as the Pirates stunned the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5. Ryan Doumit and Pedro Ciriaco each hit an RBI double in the inning. Albert Pujols smacked his NL-leading 35th homer and drove in three runs for St. Louis.

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National League

Final     Chi Cubs     12     Cincinnati     8
Final     Florida     5     Atlanta     4, 12 Innings
Final     Washington     3     N-Y Mets     2
Final     Houston     5     Philadelphia     1
Final     Arizona     7     L.A. Dodgers     2
Final     San Francisco     8     San Diego     3

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