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In March, Lee Smith (WHS 1984) and David Aus (WHS '87) faced off in the Class AA boys hockey semifinals with Smith's Eden Prairie Eagles prevailing over the Blaine Bengals on the way to winning the championship.


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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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