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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton At practice Tuesday, freshman Maddie Lindblad starts her vault run-up watched by teammates, from left, senior Abbey Weiler, sophomore Hillary Weiler (sitting), eighth-grader Alexis Miley, junior Cassi Johnson and 8th-grader Haley Mottinger.

Willmar notebook: Melrose Games next for gymnasts

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Willmar gymnastics travels to Melrose Saturday for the Section 6A meet, sure to be dominated by the home team.

The Dutchmen (Dutchgirls?) are the highest scoring team in Class A and second statewide to only AA leader Northfield.


The rest of the field, 8 teams in all, will be fighting for the leftovers.

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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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