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Tribune photos by Rand Middleton These sister acts are leaders on their respective fall teams — Tennis: Cayle, left, and Bailey Hovland; cross country: Jessa, left, and Samantha Hanson; swimming: Alycia, left, and Kennedy Holwerda.

Willmar notebook: Three sister acts lead the way

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There’s a bit of duplication each day in the fall box scores for girls sports. In this office, we strain to keep straight, among others, the Holwerdas, Hovlands and Hansons.


Perhaps it was time to take a closer look at this trio of duos, which I did on Tuesday.

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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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