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For a self-confessed athletic wallflower, Fernando Alvarado has managed to make his mark in high school sports.

In April, he ends six years on the Cardinal Pride Board of Directors -- the last four as president.


Cardinal Pride formed in 1999 to support extra-curricular sports in the Willmar schools. The current dues-paying membership lists 80 families or individuals.

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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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