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College Football: Warriors pad up for 2014 season

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sports Willmar, 56201
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Following three days of conditioning, the Ridgewater College Warriors donned pads Monday for the first time for a late afternoon practice at the lower fields in Willmar. The offense, in red, drilled on passing, here with Jeremiah Grimsley, a second-year player from Waconia, taking snaps. The defense, in black, breaks for water about an hour into practice. Coach Rob Baumgarn said about 80 players are in camp. The Warriors scrimmage at Crown College on Aug. 22 and will open the season Aug. 30 hosting Itasca College of Grand Rapids at 1:30 p.m. on Hodapp Field.

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Tribune photos by Rand Middleton

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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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