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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton New London-Spicer stands tall near the basket, here pressing in on Eden Valley-Watkins’ six-foot center Dani Nelson on Tuesday at St. John’s are 5-10 Kabrie Weber, left, 5-11 Megan Thorson, center, and 5-11 Olivia Setterberg.

Girls basketball: NLS can dead-end ’Streeters’ 6AA run

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Through the 2009 season, Sauk Centre had never sent a team to the state girls basketball tournament.

Four years later, they have sent an entrant four times. Those teams have averaged 28 wins per season with a second- and third-place finish for the Mainstreeters’ trophy case.


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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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