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Courtney steps down; Winter to switch sides


The decision came with some anguish, but Jeff Winter has decided to relinquish the reins of Cardinal girls soccer to become boys head coach.

He replaces Richard Courtney, who resigned after seven seasons, including the school's first state soccer tournament appearance in 2008.

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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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