Zach Courtney, 9, of Willmar sends the ball to the outfield at Gesch Park in southeast Willmar on Wednesday as Michael Hahn, 8, waits on deck during a Grade 2 baseball practice. After three weeks of supervised practice, Grades 1 and 2 baseball and softball leagues start three weeks of games on Monday. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton
Tribune photographer/videographer. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime news/sports beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children.