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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Until this season, the Cardinals softball team played on the high school's southwest field with a temporary outfield fence. A $3,000 donation from Cardinal Pride helped finance a permanent outfield fence with red capping on the north field, the new home field. The photo shows centerfielder Lindsay Atchison setting up for a catch in an April 25 game with Rocori.

Willmar notebook: Pride in boosting all sports

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Cardinal Pride held its annual Red and White meeting Monday evening on the upper floor of the Pioneerland Library. I was able to attend, perhaps on your behalf, between ballgames and telephone calls.


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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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