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Badminton championships wrap up season

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The SWAC junior district badminton championships were held May 6 in Maple Creek.  The finalists in the girls' doubles category were L to R silver medalists Morgan Bock & Lori Ann Briggs (Maple Creek) and gold medalists Kerstyn Wenzel & Megan Tumbach (Leader).  The SWAC junior district badminton championships were held May 6 in Maple Creek.  The finalists in the girls' doubles category were L to R silver medalists Morgan Bock & Lori Ann Briggs (Maple Creek) and gold medalists Kerstyn Wenzel & Megan Tumbach (Leader). 

The SHSAA region A badminton championships were held May 6 in Swift Current. 


Special thanks to commissioner Janna Walker and the Swift Current Comp for hosting. Also thanks to Trish Carleton for helping at the scoring desk. There were six teams in each category — girls’ singles, boys’ singles, girls’ doubles, boys’ doubles and mixed doubles. There were two teams from Regina District, two teams from South Central District and two teams from SWAC. The format was a six-team round robin with the top two advancing to provincials. 
GIRLS’ SINGLES:
The SWAC reps were Amanda Mitchell (Frontier) and Cassandra Benson (Hazlet). Mitchell has a record of one win, four losses to finish fifth while Benson had two wins, three losses to finish fourth. Neither will advance. The winner was Cindy Chung from Regina O’Neill (5-0).
BOYS’ SINGLES:
The SWAC reps were Sim Singh (Swift Current Comp) and Riley Hughes (Hazlet). Singh had a record three wins, two losses and placed third while Hughes was fourth with two wins, three losses. Neither will advance. The winner was Trystan Black from Regina Balfour (5-0). 
GIRLS’ DOUBLES:
Payton Stimson and Kyla Tumbach from Leader are the regional champions. The girls finished with a record of 5-0 to take first place. Also competing were Savannah Mass and Kenna Anton from Fox Valley.  They had a record of one win, four losses to finish fifth.
BOYS’ DOUBLES:
Carson Leach and Jordan Mastel from Leader finished third with a record of three wins, two losses.  Since the second-place team from Regina could not advance, Leach and Mastel will attend provincials.  The Fox Valley duo of Aden Hudec/Patrick Ehnisz finished fourth with two wins, three losses. The winner of the event was Thomas Lowe/Louis Kwok from Regina Luther.
MIXED DOUBLES:
The mixed doubles proved to be quite a log jam as five of the six teams had records of 3-2 and were all tied for first. After doing the math calculations, the team from Gravelbourg, Ryan Boire and Isabelle Piche,were declared the champs. Finishing in second was Rebecca Chou and Nicholas Ehnisz from Fox Valley. The other SWAC team was Ben Dumontel/ Jyllian Kaliciak who finished sixth with a record of 0-5.
Good luck to the students who are competing at the SHSAA provincial championship in Weyburn May 13.

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