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Willmar notebook: One-armed youngster a three-sport athlete

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Apparently, Isaiah Hendrickson sets no limits.

Born with a left arm that stops before the elbow, he plays rec baseball, hockey and tennis.


“I like hockey the best,” he told me Monday during a baseball game at the high school against the Atwater A’s.

Isaiah, who turns 12 on Aug. 11, plays on the Willmar Mudhens team in the WCER fifth- and sixth-grade league.

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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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