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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Sartell senior guard Patrick Fischer drives the lane into a Willmar wall of Alex Grove, right, and Sean Zuidema, who was called for a foul before the shot in the first half on Friday in Willmar.

Boys basketball: Sabres cut down Cards

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WILLMAR — Before the largest crowd of the season — upwards of 500 fans — the Willmar Cardinals failed to keep up with the Sartell Sabres on Friday night.


The Sabres, who appear to be cutting a new path in the Central Lake after years of mediocrity, sliced up the Cardinals defense 69-52.

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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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