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Dawson-Boyd's Evan Robertson (20) battles with Southwest Minnesota Christian's Zach Huisken (45) during the second half of the Section 3A title game on Thursday in Marshall. The Blackjacks' Joey Lee (10) looks on. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton.

Boys Basketball: Blackjacks' run ends in 3A final


By Rand Middleton

MARSHALL -- It's been 10 years since the proud Eagles of Edgerton soared out of Section 3A and landed in the state tourney.

That year, 2002, Southwest Minnesota Christian won its fourth consecutive state title.

Thursday night in front of 3,200 fans at the college in Marshall, the Eagles played like they're finally ready to win another.

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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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