Old Perlican school earns provincial medals
Baccalieu Collegiate players struck the birdie with aplomb at the School Sports Newfoundland and Labrador Varsity Badminton Provincials tournament.
The Old Perlican school placed third overall out of 10 schools in the team competition, and two pairs teams medalled at the three-day event May 11-13, hosted by Canon Richards Memorial Academy in Flowers Cove.
Olivia Doyle and Dawn Oliver won bronze in girls doubles action. Oliver earned a second bronze teaming up with Kyle Parsons in the mixed doubles event.
In the team competition, Baccalieu Collegiate went three-and-one in four roundrobin matches before losing to Dorset Collegiate in the playoffs. Dorset Collegiate went on to claim the team title by defeating the host school.
Baccalieu Collegiate team member Ben Button was named an individual sportsmanship award winner.
Members of the Baccalieu Collegiate badminton team that placed third out of 10 teams at provincials earlier this month. Front row (l-r): Kyle Parsons, Ben Button, Josh Squires, Cody Squires, Blair Harris, coach and teacher sponsor Des Spurrell; back row (l-r): Makayla Wells, Olivia Doyle, Emily Power and Dawn Oliver. Missing from the photo are coaches Wade Squires, Paul Squires and Garland Button.