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Willmar senior forward Sam Esboldt goes up for two points in the second half against Aaron Johnson of New London-Spicer on Monday in the final of the Bremer Holiday Classic. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Willmar outlasts NLS in final

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WILLMAR -- "Classic" gets thrown around like cheap luggage when it comes to naming holiday tournaments.

But occasionally, it really fits.


At least it works for the concluding game of the two-day Bremer Bank Holiday (Boys) Classic.

In a memorable overtime game before 960 fans at the Willmar Senior High gymnasium, the Cardinals slipped by New London-Spicer 58-56.

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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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