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Cards fall to Mankato West in boys soccer 2A title game

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NORTH MANKATO -- Like the name implies, a shootout is dramatic, swift and cruel.

One of Willmar soccer's most successful seasons, ever, ended in a Shootout Thursday, the sun setting on the western horizon and the Cardinals' season simultaneously at the Dakota Meadows pitch.


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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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