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One, two, three, FAVRE

December 24, 2008 My love and support of Brett Favre is similar to that of John Madden's. I agree with Frank Caliendo, as John Madden, that the numeric system should replace four's with Favre's. more »»

Feeling winter’s wrath early on in the season

December 22, 2008 Well, yet another sports season has gotten disrupted by the cruel wrath of Mother Natur. more »»

Christmas morning with no presents— help us change that

December 18, 2008 Christmas morning is my second best day of the year, taking the No. 2 spot to Opening Day at Wrigley field and the start of another “It’s Gonna Happen Season” for my team, the Chicago Cubs. more »»

After a tough battle, SMSU’s season pans out

November 15, 2008 When looking back at the last three months, it truly was an up and down season for the SMSU football team. But for the first time since 1999, the Mustangs have endured more ups than downs. more »»

Vikings jump out to perfect start on season

October 6, 2008 Who had Minneota off to a 6-0 start this season and tied for the No. 1 ranking in the Class A state football poll at this point? Not many people outside of Minneota. more »»

Tholens ready to contend for ‘A’ state titles

September 30, 2008 On most Sundays in the summer and fall, Ryan Tholen and Karli Tholen will take a long run in Camden State Par. more »»

Pride of the youthful Yankee

August 14, 2008 David Schmidt’s a dedicated guy. The Winona State freshman football player and recent TMB graduate just joined the Warriors last Friday. more »»

SMSU volleyball ranks fourth in Preseason NSIC poll

August 14, 2008 The SMSU volleyball team was ranked fourth in the 2008 Preseason NSIC Coaches poll after finishing last season with a 26-8 overall record and 15-3 in the NSIC. Concordia University-St. more »»

Favre in purple and gold would be a big mistake

July 12, 2008 With the recent speculation on whether Brett Favre will be making a return to the NFL, one question has rose to the forefront. more »»

Baseball, America’s link

July 3, 2008 LAKE BENTON — I’ve worked nine years at the Independent, and I only knew him as Hugo. He worked in the mail room during the day shift. more »»

Former MHS runner comes back from injury to finish half-marathon

June 27, 2008 After finishing a remarkable track and cross country career at Gustavus Adolphus College in 2005, Nichole Porath suffered a torn hamstring. more »»

Express keep thinking of Hagberg

June 26, 2008 TRACY — When the Tracy Express played at Marshall Wednesday, many were thinking of Taylor Hagberg. more »»

Senõr Smoke steals show at Twins Fun Night

June 19, 2008 How many Minnesota Twins fans remember Juan Berenguer? Well, he was pitching Monday night in Fairfax (pop. 1,200) as part of Twins Fun Night at Memorial Park. more »»

Wabasso seniors go out in style by finally winning a state title

June 14, 2008 JORDAN — Four seniors from Wabasso High School ended their athletic careers with a state championship Friday. more »»

The man behind the Granite dynasty

June 12, 2008 GRANITE FALLS — This column is dedicated to Granite Falls’ William (Butch) Richter, whose health is failing. He’s now in a swing bed at the Granite Falls Hospital. more »»

Tomahawk names five Rabbits to All-Conference

June 12, 2008 Five Wabasso softball players have been named to the Tomahawk All-Conference team after finishing third place at the Class A state fastpitch softball tournament. more »»

Late-season run helps Tigers end on positive note

June 5, 2008 Losing the final game of the season stings, but Marshall’s baseball team should be commended for coming back after a seven-game losing streak this year. more »»

MCC rebounds from early season struggles

May 29, 2008 SLAYTON — In early April, Murray County Central’s softball team made 23 errors in three games of the Wabasso tournament. more »»

MHS track advances two to section finals

May 29, 2008 ST. PETER — In the first day of Section 2AAA competition the Marshall boys team is ranked 8th while the girls team ranks 10th after four completed events. more »»

Area baseball playoffs

May 29, 2008 MONTEVIDEO — Two big innings carried Renville County West to a 7-4 win over Lakeview in the losers bracket of the Section 3A tournament Wednesda. more »»



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