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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton It’s been a below-zero 2014 (until Wednesday), but the Willmar boys basketball team has scored at least in the 70s in each of 13 games since Jan. 1 to work their record to 17-6. Core players, pausing before practice Wednesday, from left, Brady Damhof, Josh Holtz, Tyler Stegeman, Adam Nibaur, Joel Carter, Austin Grove and Kyler Johnson.

Willmar notebook: First Triple-A winner taken by surprise

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Scot Bolland, as he remembers it today, was stopped in the hall of the former Willmar High School on Seventh Street and advised by an administrator that he had been named the Region 2AA Triple-A winner.


He had no idea what that meant.

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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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