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BBE's Brian Goodwin, right, drives to the basket against Southwest Minnesota Christian's Zach Huisken during the first half of the Class A state championship game Saturday at Target Center. Tribune photo by Tom Larson.

BBE finally wins its big game


By Rand Middleton

MINNEAPOLIS -- In the 100th year of the school-boy tournament, one team was perfect.

From start to finish, only this team went unconquered.

The fans from three small towns that combine to form the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa schools celebrated that fact at the Target Center with their Jaguars early Saturday afternoon.

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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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