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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Willmar sophomore Colten Carlson, who is ranked No. 1 in Class AAA at 160 pounds, mounts an offense against St. Cloud Tech’s Tucker Brown before scoring a second-period pin to lift his record to 10-0 on Thursday in Willmar.

Prep wrestling: No. 9 Cards tackle Tigers


WILLMAR — The Willmar Cardinals continued to verify their No. 9 ranking in Class AAA on Thursday.

The Cards’ 50-18 win over St.


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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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