2009 Around the West columns

November 4, 2009
Fritz causing fits in return game

October 27, 2009
In West, it was Squeaker Saturday

October 21, 2009
Johnnie-Tommie rivalry hitting on all cylinders

October 13, 2009
D-III's a small world after all
I wanted to see St. Thomas in action as they seem to be the most surprising team in the conference -- if not the country.

September 29, 2009
'Polk boys' have Central rolling
For four players at Central, the journey took them to four separate schools before bringing them back together as major contributors on the 4-0 Dutch football team.

September 22, 2009
Evaluating the region's opening weeks
At just about the one-third mark of the season, it seems appropriate to digest what we’ve seen through three weeks of the season with a full slate of intriguing non-conference games on the books and a few conference openers complete.

September 15, 2009
Linfield back on track
The playoff drought in McMinnville, Ore., could finally be over.

September 9, 2009
Concordia breaks the mold
Concordia’s 2009 season preview, written by Sports Information Director wizard Jim Cella, laid it out plain and simple -- first paragraph, third sentence.

September 2, 2009
Games to watch for 2009
While it’s unclear who will rise to the top of the West Region conferences when the dust settles, there are certainly some games you won’t want to miss.

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Josh Smith has covered Division III sports for more than five years. He writes for multiple publications, including D3football.com beginning in 2012. He has won multiple awards for reporting and photography and lives in southern Wisconsin near UW-Whitewater, where he graduated with a degree in print journalism.

2011-12 columns: Jason Galleske
2010: Tim Walsh
2003-09: Adam Johnson
1999-2000: Don Stoner 

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