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Brown is new Willmar girls soccer coach

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Places with lyrical names like Sherman Oaks, Green Lake, Fargo and Zumbrota figure into the background of Chelsea Brown, Willmar's newly-named girls soccer coach.


Sherman Oaks: Brought up in California's San Fernando Valley, she began youth soccer at age 5 leading to varsity soccer at Notre Dame High School, just off the teeming Ventura Freeway.

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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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