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Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn., win 7th straight region volleyball title

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WILLMAR, Minn. The Ridgewater College women's volleyball team (28-3) will play in the NJCAA DIII National Tournament a seventh straight year.


The 2006 and 2010 national champions claimed the Region 13A title on Saturday afternoon on their home court. The Lady Warriors outhit the Rochester Yellowjackets 25-12, 23-25, 25-9 and 25-18.

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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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