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Prep gymnastics: Mottinger places 6th on vault at state


MINNEAPOLIS — Willmar Cardinal freshman Haley Mottinger medaled at the Class A Gymnastics championships by placing sixth on the vault.

The Section 6A winner on the vault table averaged 9.45 from the four judges on both her first and second attempts.

“It was a very exciting moment to hit her Tsukahara in the piked position,” commented Willmar head coach Larry Selchow. “She scored high because of the height she reached. It was just an amazing performance.”

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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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