Marshall Independenthttp://www.Marshallindependent.comTop Headlinesen-usWed, 20 Aug 2014 06:37:26 EDTWed, 20 Aug 2014 06:37:26 EDT quarterback battle heating up David Merrill <a href='mailto:sports@marshall'>sports@marshall</a> MARSHALL- As long as Southwest Minnesota State's Charlie Kern can stay healthy, the starting quarterback job is in pretty safe hands.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTGreater expectations, greater effort for Mustangs - One might think that the Southwest Minnesota State University Soccer team has great expectations. This team could expect to win many games with their 10 returning starters. They could expect to score easily with an All-American forward.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTNick's Notes: The Smile Inside week while waiting for the Marshall High School football team to get organized for their team picture, I noticed the coaches organizing themselves for their photo. They discussed whether to smile or no.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTThree area teams in A.P. Top 10 David Merrill <a href='mailto:sports@marshall'>sports@marshall</a> Three area volleyball teams have cracked the Associated Press Preseason Top 10 Polls. Marshall High School came in at N.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTKluwe, Vikings reach settlement to avert lawsuit (AP) - Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said Tuesday he reached a settlement with the team to avert a threatened lawsuit over his release, saying the club had agreed to donate to several groups that support gay rights.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT