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Curling: Bismarck team tops Willmar bonspiel

WILLMAR — Team Heier from Bismarck, N.D., captured the Gold Division championship of the 6th Annual New Year’s Bonspiel this past weekend held at the Willmar Civic Center’s Blue Line Arena.

Heier went 4-0 in the event outscoring its opponents 52-5. Runner-up Queen & Her Court with players from St. Paul and Willmar conceded in the 6th end of the final and finished with a 4-1 record.

GVL Poly of Litchfield topped LaPatka Hacks of New London 7-0 in the Silver event final and Willmar’s Team Fenstra outlasted Ben-J of Spicer 7-6 in the Bronze.

Also among the 13 teams were sides from Alexandria, Brainerd, Buffalo, and International Falls.