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Bemidji curlers continue to vie for Olympic berths

Bemidji curlers continued their quests for berths in the 2010 Winter Olympics with mixed results at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Broomfield, Colo.

Sisters Cassie Potter and Jamie Haskell, formerly of Bemidji, are 2-1 after splitting a pair of decisions on Sunday. They lost to Norma O'Leary of Duluth 8-4 but bounced back to defeat Charrissa Lin of New Haven, Conn., 10-5. The Potter rink plays today at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Natalie Nicholson of Bemidji, curling with the Debbie McCormick rink of Madison, Wis., remains unbeaten after three draws. They had 10-3 and 9-5 victories on Sunday.

Sarah Lehman of Bemidji, competing on the Gillian Gervais rink of Bismarck, N.D., is winless after three draws. They lost 6-3 and 9-5 on Sunday.

On the men's side, Mark Haluptzok of Bemidji was on the winning side twice on Sunday. He is curling with the Tyler George rink of Duluth, which defeated fellow Duluth rink John Shuster 9-2 and then beat Mark Johnson of Seattle 8-6. George is 2-1 heading into play today at 1 p.m. and 9 p.m.

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