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Illisa Koehl, left, of Hancock aims to direct a pass to teammate Kendra Schmidgall, not pictured, while being pressured by the Parkers Prairie defense late in the second half Tuesday in the Section 6A-West championship game on the University of Minnesota-Morris campus. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

Girls Basketball: Hancock avenges last year's 6A-West defeat

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MORRIS -- The last two years Hancock exited the Section 6A-West girls basketball tournament at the hands of Parkers Prairie.

Last year was the more painful, losing on a Panther free throw in the final moments at the sub-section final.


"We called this 'Unfinished Business,' '' said Owls' junior center Kendra Schmidgall.

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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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