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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 »»

Milroy scores six in the eighth inning to defeat Bird Island, 9-1

May 29, 2008 BIRD ISLAND — Scoring six runs in the eighth inning, Milroy dumped Bird Island, 9-1, in Cornbelt League baseball Wednesday night. more »»

Twelve Wabasso athletes named to Tomahawk all-academic team

May 29, 2008 Twelve Wabasso athletes from four teams were named to the Tomahawk Conference all-academic team. more »»

Lakers’ future looks bright with shining star

May 22, 2008 COTTONWOOD — To many, a 5-9 record isn’t considered very good. However, when you consider that Lakeview High School compiled that won-loss mark in its first year of varsity softball, it’s impressiv. more »»

Wednesday rounds paying off for WWG

May 15, 2008 WESTBROOK — The success of the Westbrook-Walnut Grove boys golf team (which has a 17-2 record this year) can be linked to both communities. more »»

Section Pairings

May 15, 2008 Class 3A Baseball North Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sundburg vs. Minneota or Central MN Christian, Saturday, May 24 at 10 a.m. in Sundburg Renville County West v. more »»

Wilhelmi overcomes injury to become SMSU’s closer

May 8, 2008 WAYNE, Neb. — As the SMSU team buses were headed to Wayne, Neb., late Wednesday afternoon, Brandon Wilhelmi took time to reflect on the final chapter of his career pitching with the Mustangs. more »»

TMB boys track situation isn’t right, but obscure rules are rules

May 7, 2008 Rules are rules. Sports teams have to abide by them no matter how outlandish they may seem. more »»

Spring sports have no control over weather

May 3, 2008 It’s been another wet weekend, postponing several spring sporting events in the area. Coaches and players alike realize the weather is one variable that teams can’t control. more »»



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