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Taylor Filipek of Rejects, which would go on to win the Men’s Open division, goes up for a basket on the lakeside court defended by Jordan Boonstra of Quick Penetration of Raymond/Clara City. At left, is Jordan Stommes of Rejects. No. 34 is Derek Rambow of Quick. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton.

3-on-3 Basketball: Hoops by the Lake maxes out


SPICER  —  It started small in New London and four years later moved to Saulsbury Beach as part of the Fourth of July celebration.

Eighty-five teams signed up this year, a record by more than 10 entries. After a one-hour rain delay Saturday morning, the 3-on-3 tournament went ahead at 9 a.m. on 10 courts, including one lakeside with a new support and backboard. The day wrapped up about 7 p.m.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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