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BBE's Connor Goodwin, center, goes up for a shot over Mt. Lake/Butterfield-Odin's Beau Herrig (44) in the first half of a Class A state semifinals game Friday at Target Center. Tribune photo by Tom Larson.

BBE returns to state final


MINNEAPOLIS -- The ice packs came out after Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa defeated Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin 56-36 in the first of two Class A semifinals at the Target Center on Friday afternoon.

"On second thought, I guess I will have one," said Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa senior forward Kirby Montbriand after he scored 10 points in the Jaguars emphatic 56-36 victory over MLBO in the Class A semifinals.

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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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