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Maija Mikkkola of Buffalo Lake-Hector makes a steal in the second half of the Class A state girls basketball tournament at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

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MINNEAPOLIS -- It was an historic day for the communities of Buffalo Lake and Hector, which sent its first team ever to a state basketball tournament.


"They'll always have that," said Mustangs head coach Josh Tjosaas. "When they go back to the school (after they graduate), they'll always be able to see what they've done."

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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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