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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COACH Terrin DeBoer, first year ASSISTANT COACHES Amanda Norby, varsity, JV1; Heather Ridler, sophomore, JV2; Jana Peterson, freshmen A; Kristian Rosendahl, freshmen B LAST YEAR 8-4 in Central Lakes Conference; 16-13 overall KEY DATES Opener: today, vs. Minnetonka, 7 p.m. Central Lakes opener: Thursday at Sartell Willmar Invitational: Oct. 3 Sections: Start Oct.
Central Lakes Conference: Boys second, girls third Section 2AA: Boys second, girls seventh Class AA State Meet: Boys 14th Season opener: today, 10 a.m. at Moorhead Invitational Cardinal Invitational: Oct. 3 at Eagle Creek Golf Club Central Lakes championships: Oct. 20 at Willmar Section 2AA: Oct. 29, site to be announced State meet: Nov. 7, St.
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater College opens its nine-game schedule against Itasca College at 7 p.m. today at Husky Stadium in St. Cloud. The Warriors finished 5-4 last fall and missed the playoffs. This year's team has 12 second-year players, plus two transfers, on a 58-player roster.
COACH Richard Courtney, 7th season ASSISTANT COACHES Chad Akerson; Matt Williams, Ross Dahl JV 1; Brad Haugen, JV 2 LOOKING BACK Central Lakes Conference: 7-7, fifth place Overall: 14-9, Section 2A champions OPENER Season: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mankato East. Central Lakes Conference: 5 p.m. Tuesday at St. Cloud Apollo ROSTER BREAKDOWN SENIORS: Abshir Ahmed, attacker; Abdiqadir Yusuf, attacker; Abdiweli Yusuf, defender; Badal Ali, midfielder; Joshua Centellas, midfielder; Spencer Davis, midfielder; Josh Freitas, goalkeeper; Ahmed B.
WILLMAR -- The Ridgewater College volleyball team opens today with its two-day Lady Warrior Classic. The field is the strongest yet, states coach Joe Sussenguth. Stephanie Tillman, a returning All-America hitter, returns for Ridgewater. Six sophomores, including Tillman, dot a 16-player roster, about four more players than usual. With Tillman a fixture in the middle, Briana Jacobson and Alison Mason are racing for the other center spot. Macy McKay is the top prospect at right-side hitter.
Carl Shuldes (6th season) Sarah Jagow, Spencer Johnson Central Lakes Conference: 5-4, 5th place. Overall: 5-5 overall, 10th at Class A state meet. Season/home: Cardinal Invitational, Saturday 10 a.m. (diving); 1 p.m. (swimming) Central Lakes Conference: Thursday, home vs.