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Tribune photo by Brooke Kern Willmar’s Joe Leuze flies to the hoop for two points in the Cardinals’ 72-34 win over Sauk Rapids-Rice on Friday in Willmar.

Boys basketball: Cardinals soak Storm early


WILLMAR — Taking no chances, Willmar pulled the plug early on Sauk Rapids winning 72-34 perhaps preserving energy for today’s matinee feature.


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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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