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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton The New London-Spicer Wildcats roster spills over with surnames of well-known head coaches, both active and retired, in this area. Standing, from left, Austin Stone (grandson of Gayne Stone), Ryan Vraa (grandson of Sid Vraa and son of John Vraa), Adam Essler (son of Dan and Margaret Marthaler Essler) and Ben Beuning (son of Paul Beuning). Kneeling, from left, Corbin Schwartz (grandson Virgil Vagle), Grant Vagle (grandson of Virgil and son of Troy) and Joey Dreier (son of ...

Prep football: Wildcats eye rematch with QB whiz Kalthoff

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NEW LONDON -- This has been a season of streaks for the New London-Spicer football team -- three wins followed by four losses and now on a four-game winning streak.


The Wildcats will try to make in five in a row when they play Annandale at noon Saturday at Husky Stadium along the Mississippi River in St. Cloud.

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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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