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Willmar teams play at Mankato in semis today

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WILLMAR -- It's "Mankato or Bust" for both Willmar Cardinal soccer teams today in their quest for a state tournament berth.

Each faces the Mankato West Scarlets in Section 2A semifinal matches.


The No. 3-seed Willmar boys (13-5-1) play No. 2 West (17-2).

The No. 6-seeded Cardinal girls (9-9-1) play a Scarlet team (10-6-2) that is also No. 2 in the 15-team section.

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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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