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Cass Herzog, left, of Willmar struggles with Zach Martens of Apple Valley during the quarterfinal round of the Minnesota Class AAA team wrestling tournament Thursday, March 1, 2012, in St. Paul. Herzog won the match by decision. Photo by Michael Vosburg, Forum Communications.

Willmar, Minn., loses to Apple Valley, White Bear Lake in state wrestling


ST. PAUL -- White Bear Lake knocked the Willmar Cardinals from the Class AAA state wrestling meet early this afternoon 31-30 in the consolation semifinals at the Xcel Energy Center here.

The Cardinals (20-7) won 8 of the 14 matches, including the first five weight classes and the last two, but the Bears (21-8) picked up enough bonus points in their six victories from 138- to 196-pounds for the one-point win.

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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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