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The pain never gets any easier

January 25, 2010 It’s always inevitable. Whenever the words “NFC championship” and “Minnesota Vikings” are grouped together, the outcome always seems pre-determined. more »»

Standing out from the rest

October 13, 2009 Minneota sophomore Kelsey Hennen truly stands out in volleyball and not just because she wears a different color uniform than the rest of her teammate. more »»

Mustang men ranked No. 12 in preseason poll

October 13, 2009 The Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball team is ranked No. 12 in the 2009-10 Division II Bulletin Preseason Top 25 poll. more »»

Sophomore Devin Diedrich earns NSIC offensive player of the week

October 13, 2009 Southwest Minnesota State University sophomore middle blocker Devin Diedrich was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference offensive player of the week. more »»

Dahlseid joins Independent sports staff

August 24, 2009 The Independent sports staff will have a little different look heading into the fall seaso. more »»

Mustangs tie 1-all in 1st exhibition game

August 24, 2009 With the fans’ first look at the Southwest Minnesota State University soccer team, the Mustangs showed some promise as the regular season edges closer. more »»

Murray County speedway results

August 24, 2009 Cottonwood’s Jon Schmidt continues his push for first place in the USRA Stock Car division with a feature win Friday at Murray County Speedway. more »»

Barnstormers go 2-0 to open state tournament

August 24, 2009 The Southwest Barnstormers are off to a hot start in the Class B State Tournament, going 2-0 over the weekend with wins over Shoreview and Urban. more »»

SMSU football team names 2 offensive, 2 defensive team captains

August 24, 2009 The Southwest Minnesota State University football team named its four team captains this weekend, following Friday’s scrimmage at the Regional Event Center in Marshall. more »»

Vikings make mistake with Favre

August 19, 2009 Are you kidding me? Almost a month after Brett Favre told the Minnesota Vikings he was going to hang up his pads for good, he now revokes his statement and has decided to join the boys i... more »»

Spending the weekend with the Twins at Wrigley

June 16, 2009 An experience like no othe. more »»

SMSU’s 6th man plays its role at tournament time

March 17, 2009 During the most crucial time of the season, the sixth-man has stepped up and brought life into the R/A Facilit. more »»

Mustang men break the mold with unselfish play

March 14, 2009 In an era of all-stars and egos, it is exciting to see a team that exudes the attitude and the personality that all coaches continually preac. more »»

Flawed system leaves permanent mark

February 26, 2009 The health care industry has failed yet another innocent, hard-working American. more »»

Vikings take one step forward, two back

January 8, 2009 Here they are again, about to spend yet another year watching the Super Bowl from home. more »»

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 »»



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