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Ridgewater's Chelsea Voorhees drives to the basket while pursued by Joni Lillo of Riverland in the second half Wednesday at Willmar. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

Lady Warriors cap season with victory


WILLMAR -- All's well that ends well, or maybe not quite.

The Ridgewater Lady Warriors overtook Riverland with a superlative second-half effort to end the season with a 73-67 win, their second straight.

But a 4-8 record in the South Division isn't enough to get them into the MCAC state tournament for a second year in a row.

"I feel bad for our (three) sophomores," said coach Carrie Ogdahl. "They didn't get to state either year and we deserved to go last year."

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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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