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BOLD senior Dustin Caspers, right, celebrates his Class A heavyweight title with head coach Tim Gruhlke after beating Alex Yeager of Badger/Greenbush-Middle River 3-2 in the state final Saturday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

Eureka! Four strike gold

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ST. PAUL -- For some a championship is "expected" for others it doesn't seem possible.

It can also be a "long-term goal" and for most winning that final match in the championship round puts a teenager on top of the world.


The West Central Tribune coverage area went four-for-four late Saturday afternoon in the Class A championship round at the Xcel Energy Center.

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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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