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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Eighth-grade soccer fan Omar Cavazos joined the Cardinals varsity boys soccer team in 2012 as student manager.

Willmar notebook: Omar on the sidelines

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Omar Cavazos, an eighth-grader at the middle school, is student manager of the Cardinals boys soccer team this fall.

He had a great time helping the team at home games.


"I'm so proud of my team for beating Marshall," he told me this week in a visit to his classroom. "I'm going to miss the games. What are we going to do? My team lost to Mankato."

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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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