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Good bye old friend

August 23, 2009 When I was younger I never thought about growing up and getting old, and I certainly didn’t give any thought to the fact that I might grow attached to material things in this worl. more »»

Hanging with Hessels

August 21, 2009 I’ve covered plenty of golf tournaments in my years as a sports writer — from high school events to the Masters. But Thursday, I got a little inside look at the world of professional golf. more »»

Sometimes it pours

August 2, 2009 Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and sometimes it pours! That’s not exactly how the saying goes, but it is definitely the most appropriate way to say it in this case. more »»

COLUMN: The return of real baseball, a true American tradition

July 19, 2009 After the flag and bald eagle, what is more American than baseball? If I could pull it off, the Statue of Liberty would have a glove in one hand and a baseball in the other. more »»

Another great day to be a Vista

July 12, 2009 MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — Greetings from the Gopher Classic. The latest off-field experience of the trip was a day at the Mall of Americ. more »»

Roddick earns at least one new fan

July 6, 2009 I am what you might call a casual tennis fa. more »»

Lessons learned from baseball

June 21, 2009 As I sit in the dugout and reflect on the closing of another Vistas tournament, I am overwhelmed with the things we can learn from the game of basebal. more »»

One last conversation with Dad

June 21, 2009 Every year my kids ask me what I would like for Father’s Da. more »»

Lesson learned on the course

June 13, 2009 One of my favorite golf/life experiences came years ago in the North Dakota State Open. more »»

Big summer for junior golf

June 5, 2009 Junior golf lessons start today at Souris Valley. The lessons will cover all phases of the game of golf from etiquette to rules to swinging the golf club. more »»

Roundtable with UND heads

May 29, 2009 By Thursday afternoon two of my fellow sports writers were headed off to the four state tournaments being held across the state, while I was left behind to hold down the fort. more »»

There’s more to golf than golf itself

May 27, 2009 There is a lot more to playing golf than striking a ball. To greater appreciate the game, golfers should immerse themselves in the game’s lore. more »»

Bum wheeled Bieri battling the injury bug

May 14, 2009 I admit it. I’ve never been much of an athlete. At least not in the past 15 years. Of course, when I was a kid, there was nothing I wouldn’t and didn’t play. more »»

Spring golf is finally here

May 9, 2009 Well, hopefully the snow and flooding are gone for this season and the area golfers can finally start to get a few rounds under their belts (white belts of course). more »»

Space, not bias, is the issue

May 5, 2009 I can’t stand writing columns such as the one I hope you are about to read. A former colleague of mine once said no one cares why something does or doesn’t happen, only that it did or didn’t happen. more »»

I am the man, unfortunately

April 29, 2009 “Because you are the man in the relationship.” I hear this explanation, or something like it, anytime my fiancee wants me to do something around the house that she is not willing to do. more »»

Tackling Road kill Hill

April 26, 2009 Chris Bieri and long distance running. Two things you usually don’t associate with each other. more »»

Phil, Tiger nearly steal the show

April 13, 2009 AUGUSTA, Ga. — Angel Cabrera may have won the Masters, but Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson nearly stole the show. more »»

Bye bye Boo

April 11, 2009 I couldn’t possibly cover a major golf event without writing at least a little bit about one Thomas Brent Weekley, better known as Boo. more »»

Following the super-groups

April 10, 2009 AUGUSTA, Ga. — Few people would disagree that the best action at the Masters comes on Sunday afternoon. But some of the best viewing opportunities come on the first two days. more »»



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