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New London-Spicer settles who is No. 1


NEW LONDON - A mid-February showdown of Class AA's top two teams left no doubt New London-Spicer is fully deserving of its No. 1 spot in the boys poll.

The Wildcats (20-1) blitzed No. 2 Morris/Chokio-Alberta 89-68 in front of over 1,200 fans in the NLS gym on Saturday evening.

The Wildcats jumped out 8-2 and were never in danger. They dominated in the paint and the guards sliced inside for acrobatic lay-ins or last moment dish-offs to the open big man.

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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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