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Prep Bowling: WCC playoffs Saturday

The West Central Conference bowling teams will be in action in the conference playoffs on Saturday at the Garden Center Lanes in Alexandria.

After last weekend's matches in New London, Alexandria wrapped up the regular-season in first with a 12-6 record. Willmar and New London-Spicer both finished with 9-6 marks but NLS won the tiebreaker based on games won. Willmar needed to win both its matches to place second but went 1-1.

Alexandria and NLS will have first-round byes. Willmar will face No. 6 Ortonville (0-15) and No. 4 Benson will play No. 5 Yellow Medicine East.

In the second round, NLS will play the Willmar-Ortonville winner and Alexandria will play the Benson-YME winner.

The round two winners will roll for the WCC championship and a spot in the state championship in December. The second-place team will advance to the MQT tournament with a chance at earning a state-tournament berth.

Willmar's Chris Franzwa led the WCC with a 75.91 percent fill rate. He rolled 59 strikes and 45 spares in 137 frames.

Franzwa, Alexandria's Dylan Nelson, Nick Christianson and Chelsey Klimek, Benson's Talon Jacobson, and NLS' Evan Nelson were named to the WCC All-Conference First Team.

The Second Team was Willmar's Jaden Palmer, NLS' Matti Johnson, YME's Ben Mulder, Benson's Brandon Osterbauer and Peyton Young, and Alexandria's Tricia Manis.

The Future Stars team was NLS' Evan Caskey, Willmar's Kera Palmer, Marisa Peterson and Kadin Brabaden, YME's Nikson Knapper and Benson's Ashten Tolifson.

The all-conference tournament is Nov. 25 and the Future Stars tourney is Nov. 26.

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