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Former Wisconsin Badger and NFL quarterback Brooks Bollinger, left, worked with Willmar quarterbacks and receivers, including sophomore Alex Grove, on Wednesday at the high school fields. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

Gonzalez pursuing a dream

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Ridgewater College head soccer coach Edel Fernandez wants us to know about Hugo Gonzalez.

This spring Gonzalez graduated with an AA degree from the Willmar campus. In June, he survived two rigorous regional tryouts in Chicago for American Latinos to advance to a one-week camp in October in California.


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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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