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BRIAN KORTHALS/DAILY GLOBE Calm, steady (but not without a sense of humor) Worthington High School athletic director Mike Traphagen is retiring.

Wolter's Column: 'Trap' never cared to get noticed, he just got things done

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I first met Mike Traphagen when we played baseball together at Worthington Community College. He was our starting shortstop. I was a skinny runt trying to catch the attention of coach Ty Wacker.

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I could tell even then that "Trap" was bound to make something of himself. He wasn't flashy. Rather, he was solid. A responsible kid. Somebody you could count on in a pinch.

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Doug Wolter
Doug Wolter is the Daily Globe sports editor. He served as sports reporter, then sports editor, news editor and finally managing editor at the Daily Globe for 22 years before leaving for seven years to work as night news editor at the Mankato Free Press in Mankato. Doug now lives in Worthington with his wife, Sandy. They have three children and six grandchildren. Doug, retired after a lengthy career in fast-pitch softball, enjoys reading, strumming his acoustic guitar and hanging around his grandchildren. He self-publishes short stories in his spare time. One of his stories, "The Genuine One," is being distributed by a national publisher.
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