10 ath­letes set to rep­re­sent the South­west at bad­minton provin­cials

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Ten rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Chi­nook School Divi­sion schools earned a trip to SHSAA provin­cials in Melville this Satur­day with top two plac­ings at bad­minton re­gion­als in­White­wood last Satur­day.

The 10 ath­letes from Burstall, Fron­tier, and Swift Cur­rent qual­i­fied with at least one South­west rep­re­sen­ta­tive in each of the five cat­e­gories of play.

In girl’s dou­bles action Fron­tier’s Kait­lyn Hegges­tad and Lind­sey An­der­son posted a dom­i­nat­ing 5-0 record while winning all 10 games, most in dom­i­nat­ing fash­ion.

The Fron­tier duo be­gan by down­ing their fel­low Fron­tier squad in two straight games (21-10, 2116) fol­lowed by a win over Moose Jaw Cen­tral (21-11, 25-23).

Hegges­tad and An­der­son fin­ished off with match wins over Caron­port (2114, 21-10), Lums­den (21-8, 21-8), and Ki­pling (21-18, 21-10) to provin­cials.

In mixed dou­bles the Fron­tier duo of Al­lan Even­son and Ter­ren Klein also ran the ta­ble with five con­sec­u­tive match wins without drop­ping a game.

Even­son and Klein opened with a win over an­other Fron­tier squad (2114, 21-19), fol­lowed by wins over Assini­boia (21-8, 21-7), Avon­lea (21-7, 21-7), Southey (21-12, 21-1), and Lem­berg.

In boy’s dou­bles a pair of South­west teams from Swift Cur­rent and Burstall tied for top spot with one an­other with 4-1 records to ad­vance to Melville.

Cameron Won and Jor­dan Wit­tig of Burstall opened with a win over Swift Cur­rent (21-8, 2117), fol­lowed by a hard­fought win overMoose Jaw Cor­ner­stone (21-8, 19-21, 21-14).

Af­ter be­ing up­ended by Avon­lea in three games (17-21, 21-16, 10-21) the Burstall duo re­sponded with wins over Kahkewis­ta­haw (21-11, 21-4) and White­wood (21-8, 21-13).

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The Swift Cur­rent duo of Tyler By­ers and Brody Gader re­bounded from the loss to Burstall to put to­gether four con­sec­u­tive wins. By­ers and Gader picked up vic­to­ries over Kahkewis­ta­haw (21-9, 2114), White­wood (21-13, 21-9), Avon­lea (21-16, 2116), and Moose Jaw Cor­ner­stone (21-14, 21-12).

With a 4-1 record Lance Wen­zell be­came Burstall’s third rep­re­sen­ta­tive at provin­cials with wins over Morse (21-18, 14-21, 2624), White­wood (21-11, 21-3), Mile­stone (21-19, 21-14), and Caron­port (219, 21-13).

Wen­zell’s only loss came to Moose Jaw Cen­tral (1321, 17-21) as he fin­ished in sec­ond place to move on to provin­cials.

Fron­tier’s Hai­ley Coak­ley smashed her way to a per­fect 5-0 record, winning all ten games, eight of which she im­pres­sively held her op­po­nents un­der 14 points. Coak­ley racked up wins over Eas­t­end (2113, 21-12), Assini­boia (217, 21-12), Moose Jaw Cen­tral (21-12, 21-8), White­wood (21-11, 21-7), and Bal­go­nie (21-16, 2119).

The 10 South­west ath­letes will be ac­com­pa­nied to provin­cials by their coaches Mr. Be­nal­lack (Burstall), Mr. Even­son and Mr. Ross (Fron­tier), and Mr. Priebe and Ms. Wen­ner (Swift Cur­rent).

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