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WCT Sports Show: The Boys Are Back

The West Central Tribune sports staff chat area football and volleyball

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Willmar junior Sam Raitz (right) catches a pass in stride past a Big Lake defender for a 33-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter of a North Central White district game on Friday at Hodapp Field in Willmar. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune
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Introduction: The WCT Sports Show is back. Sports editor Tom Elliott kicks off the 2022 high school sports season. We're introduced to new sports reporter Michael Lyne, and get his early-season volleyball impressions. West Central Tribune sports staffers Tom Elliott, Joe Brown and Michael discuss football teams to watch for and Week 1 matchups.

2:00: Sports reporter Michael Lyne discusses the early-season promise of Marshall's varsity volleyball team, currently ranked No. 1.

6:50: Early-season football kicked off during zero-week at Renville County West. Sports reporter Joe Brown gives an overview of which teams to watch, and why, during the first few weeks of the season.

10:30: Thursday night's slate of games kicks off with Dawson-Boyd at Minnesota Valley Lutheran, St. Cloud Cathedral at New London-Spicer, Milaca at Litchfield, Minnewaska at Royalton, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton at Lac qui Parle Valley, MACCRAY at Murray County Central, and Yellow Medicine East at New Ulm Cathedral.

13:00: Joe Brown discusses what to expect in the upcoming Willmar-Apollo game, including promotions at the Cardinals' skills positions and a new quarterback for the Eagles.

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