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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Willmar’s 6-foot-2 forward Alex Grove can’t reach this offensive rebound gathered by 6-3 New Prague guard Luke Rynda (3) in the second half Saturday in Willmar.

Boys basketball: Cardinals' difficult start continues


WILLMAR — The highest point output of the new season and a dozen three-point makes weren’t  enough to prevent the Willmar Cardinals from losing 77-64 to New Prague on Saturday evening.


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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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