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Alex beats Willmar for bowling crown

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Willmar, 56201

Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

GRANITE FALLS -- Alexandria edged Willmar 3-2 in last weekend's West Central Conference championship at Granite Falls Bowling Center to advance to the state tournament.

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Willmar, which was on top of the conference standings for the majority of the season, had a first-round bye before upending Montevideo 3-2 to reach the final. Alexandria was the top seed while Willmar was No. 2.

Willmar does, however, have a chance to qualify for the state tournament. The 16 conference runner-ups from across the state will meet in the Minnesota Invitational Tournament this Saturday in Alexandria. The top two finishers will then round out the 18-team field for the state tournament, which is Dec. 3 at the Southtown Bowl in Bloomington.

Willmar's Tom Pattison and Jeremy Teeuwen were named to the all-conference team while Teeuwen was selected as the conference's MVP.

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