The future of curling is bright in Starved Rock Country.
Sisters Bella and Mae Hagenbuch of the Waltham Curling Club are part of a team that has qualified for the USA Curling Under 21 Junior National Championships in Massachusetts this April. If they advance at nationals they will represent the United States at the 2024 World Junior Curling Championships.
The Hagenbuch sisters are teamed up with curlers from North Dakota and Wisconsin and have a national ranking of 4th in their age division. The team will compete this weekend in a national curling tournament in Colorado.