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Bouncing back is what counts

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Gen. George Patton once uttered the famous phrase "Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom."

We all get knocked down. There's despair. We get back up. And soon enough, if fortune shines, things get better.


The wide appeal of the sports arena is that a drama can play out in a single evening or even a few minutes.

This past week saw a trend of bust to boom.

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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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