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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Boys and Girls Cross Country COACH Jerry Popp ASSISTANT?COACHES Dave Rudie, Chuck Gustafson LOOKING?BACK Central Lakes Conference: Boys first, girls fifth Section 2AA: Boys first, girls seventh Class AA state meet: Boys 13th KEY?DATES Season opener: Monday at Moorhead's Johnson Park, 10 a.m. Cardinal Invitational: Oct. 2 at Eagle Creek Golf Club Central Lakes championships: Oct. 19 at Alexandria (Arrowwood Resort) Section 2AA: Oct.
With this the weekend of the Eagle Creek Golf Club Match Play championship, it's a good time to bring up the name of D.N. Tallman. David Newton Tallman won three Lakeland Tournament titles, including the first ever on the new nine-hole golf course that was carved from a pasture on a bluff overlooking Willmar Lake. This year, more than 50 years after his death in 1958, he has been named one of three 2010 inductees into the MGA-PGA Minnesota Golf Hall of Fame. There was little ordinary about his life.
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater College has been so steady this century that it should have a reserved locker room at the NJCAA Division III National Volleyball Tournament. The Lady Warriors have reached the national semifinals five straight years and seven times since in 2001. The program has two national championships, in 2002 and 2006. Last winter, the Willmar team finished third at nationals. Eight players return and they have a score to settle. "That group of players recognizes that we likely played our worst match in our semifinal match last year," commented Ridgewater coach Joe Sussenguth.
Girls Tennis COACH Erika Kath ASSISTANT COACH Brandt Lager LOOKING BACK Central Lakes Conference: 4-4, 5th place Overall: 6-8 KEY DATES Season/home opener: Thursday, triangular with New London-Spicer and Hutchinson, 9 a.m. Central Lakes Conference opener: Aug. 31 at St. Cloud Apollo vs.: Apollo and Sauk Rapids, 4:30 p.m. CLC Tournament: Sept. 25 at St. Cloud South Section: Start Oct.
WILLMAR - The time has come. Three years of preparation come to a point today with the start of the 2010 Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament. Beginning in 1975, Willmar hosted numerous American Legion State Tournaments but the state am is a first.
BIRD ISLAND - If Target Field is the newest pride and joy of downtown Minneapolis, this town of 1,200 citizens on U.S. Highway 212 can point to Lion's Memorial Park with similar affection. The ballpark is a monument to community spirit on the level prairie.