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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Hunter Schneider’s wrist shot appears headed wide but finds its way past Sartell goalie Elliott Brookins into the upper left corner for a 1-0 Willmar lead in the first period on Thursday in Willmar.

Boys hockey: Sabres bounce Willmar to bottom

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WILLMAR — Defensive mistakes and not much punch on offense cost the Willmar Cardinals on Thursday night at the Cardinal Arena.

Sartell (1-5-2, 5-6-4) took home a 3-1 win that left Willmar (0-6-1, 7-7-1) alone on the bottom of the Central Lakes roll.


It also cost Willmar a chance to advance its case in the Section 6A rankings where they fell to 3-4-1.

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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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