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ST. PETER -- Willmar squeezed by Hutchinson 5-4, in overtime, on Dec. 10. Indications point to another tight, tense tilt when the squads meet this evening in St. Peter to decide the Section 2A champion.


No. 3-seed Hutchinson (11-15) ousted No. 2 Mankato West (17-9) 4-3 on Saturday in Mankato.

Hutchinson has nine players back from last year's section championship team.

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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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