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Badminton and track on top for Chinook sports

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The SWAC senior district badminton championships were held in Swift Current on April 30.  The winners in mixed doubles were (L to R):  gold medalists Raelyn Schneider/Kage Hellman (Fox Valley), silver medalists Jordyn Bock/Tristen Sulz (Maple Creek) and bronze medalists Shelby Warren/Cole Bissonnette (SC Comp). The SWAC senior district badminton championships were held in Swift Current on April 30. The winners in mixed doubles were (L to R): gold medalists Raelyn Schneider/Kage Hellman (Fox Valley), silver medalists Jordyn Bock/Tristen Sulz (Maple Creek) and bronze medalists Shelby Warren/Cole Bissonnette (SC Comp). Contributed

April 30 was a busy day of badminton as both the juniors and seniors continued their playoffs. 


The seniors gather at Swift Current Comp to compete in the SWAC District championships. 
The teams were divided into two pools with the top two in each pool advancing to the playoffs. The semi finals were followed by the bronze and gold medal matches. The results were as follows:
• GIRLS’ SINGLES— Gold medalist Amanda Mitchell (Frontier) over silver medalist Callie Kay-MacMillan (SC Comp) 23-21, 19-21, 22-20. Bronze medalist Heather Caswell (Frontier) over fourth-place Jessica Warren (SC Comp) 21-10, 21-14.
• BOYS’ SINGLES — Gold medalist Taron Ham (Frontier) over silver medalist Sim Singh (SC Comp) 21-7, 21-16. Bronze medalist Dylan Larson (Val Marie) over fourth-place Riley Hughes (Hazlet) 21-18, 12-21, 21-14.
• GIRLS’ DOUBLES — Gold medalists Kenna Anton/Julie Hoffart (Fox Valley) over silver medalists Payton Stimson/Kyla Tumbach (Leader) 21-12-, 21-11. Bronze medalists Danae Miller/Jylian Kaliciak (Frontier) over fourth-place Stephanie Furseth-Doll/McKenzie Funk (Herbert) 18-21, 21-13, 22-20.
• BOYS’ DOUBLES — Gold medalists Patrick Ehnisz/Aden Hudec (Fox Valley) over silver medalists Emmett Guider/Mason Smeby (SC Comp) 21-13, 21-16. Bronze medalists Jayden Haubrich/ Ryker Johnson (SC Comp) over fourth-place Carson Leach/Jordan Mastel (Leader) 21-16, 21-16.
• MIXED DOUBLES — Gold medalists Raelyn Schneider/Kage Hellman (Fox Valley) over silver medalists Jordyn Bock/Tristen Sulz (Maple Creek) 19-21, 21-8, 21-18. Bronze medalists Shelby Warren/ Cole Bissonnette (SC Comp) over fourth-place Jaylan Bell/Ethan Warkentin (SC Comp) 21-19, 21-14. 
Gold and silver medalists advance to SHSAA regionals May 7 at Rosetown. Thanks to the host school Swift Current Comp as well as commissioner Rob Englot (Vanguard) and scorer Trish Carlton (Ponteix). 
Junior badminton players competed at four host sites for the sectional/subsectional playoffs: Cabri (commissioners Karen Smith and Suzanne Oldhaver), Gull Lake (commissioners Eric Crosbie and Neal Boutin), O. M. Irwin (commissioners Heidi Connor and Scott Wong) and Frontier (commissioners Caitlin Hammond and Len Fyfe). 
Thanks to all of you for your hard work.
The following teams will now advance to the SWAC junior district finals. The finals will be held at Swift Current Comp on May 7 beginning at 10 a.m.
CYPRESS HILLS SECTION:
• GIRLS’ SINGLES — 1) Kaitlynn Bradford (Cabri); 2) Janae Mass (Burstall); 3) Justine Sletten (Hazlet); 4) Jaiden Lehmann (Fox Valley).
• BOYS’ SINGLES — 1) Seth Tryhuba (Fox Valley); 2)  Kaden Gramlich (Burstall); 3)  Zach Marshall (Leader); 4) Justin Bos (Cabri).
• GIRLS’ DOUBLES — 1) Delaney Smith/ Janae Ausmus (Leader); 2) Kayla Eng/ Kaylyn Eremenko (Maple Creek); 3) Krupal Patel/Kyleigh Seller ( Burstall); 4) Trudy Neufeld/ Tristyn Grodaes ( Cabri).
• BOYS’ DOUBLES — 1) Frank Chou/ Joseph Bosch (Fox Valley); 2) Nick Scott/ Connor Drever (Maple Creek); 3) Samuel Ganert/ Cooper Schneider (Fox Valley); 4) Kaden Eremenko/Logan Eng (Maple Creek).
• MIXED DOUBLES — 1) Ruben Cooper/Morgan Bock (Maple Creek); 2) Lori Ann Briggs/Blake Link (Maple Creek); 3) Joren Gramlich/Jacob Tryhuba (Burstall); 4) Chloe Mertin/Blake Smith (Leader)
ROLLING HILLS A SUBSECTION:
• GIRLS’ SINGLES — 1) Teagan Ruf (Herbert); 2) Ashley Bakus (Herbert).
• BOYS’ SINGLES — 1) Nolan Klein (SC Comp); 2) Aussie Wiebe (Waldeck).
• GIRLS’ DOUBLES — 1)  Lara New/ Justine Bennett (SC Comp); 2)  Irelynd Haughian/ Jewel Jacobson (Herbert).
• BOYS’ DOUBLES — 1) Anthony Lamarre/Aiden Slade (Gull Lake); 2) Branson Woodward/ Braiden Leppa (Gull Lake).
• MIXED DOUBLES — 1) Monica Torales/Grady Rogers (SC Comp); 2) Tristin Funk/ Courtney Funk (Herbert).
ROLLING HILLS B SUBSECTION:
• GIRLS’ SINGLES — 1) Sara Kendall (Ponteix); 2) Kate Doyle (Ponteix).
• BOYS’ SINGLES — 1) Jasper Gian (Ponteix); 2) Jayesh Budhrani (Irwin).
• GIRLS DOUBLES — 1) Teagan Newton/Trista-Lynn Dayne (Hodgeville); 2) Tia Gorrill/ JJ  Sollano (Ponteix).
• BOYS’ DOUBLES — 1) Tyson Goffinet/Kim Mendoza (Ponteix); 2) Layne Cadrain/ Ethan Kurtz (Irwin).
• MIXED DOUBLES — 1) Hillary Sauder/ Jesse Neufeld (Hodgeville); 2)  Jace Carey/ Kayla Walters (Ponteix).
WHITEMUD SECTION:
• GIRLS’ SINGLES — 1) Shalayne Topham  (Eastend); 2) Erika Pelletier (Frontier); 3) Tiara Armstrong (Eastend); 4) Aliya Wickham (Shaunavon).
• BOYS’ SINGLES — 1) Beau Larson (Val Marie); 2) Cameron Kluzak (Frontier); 3) Rylan Egland (Eastend); 4) Zane Tully (Consul).
• GIRLS’ DOUBLES — 1) Macey and Madison Howell (Consul); 2) Hannah Anderson/Nicole Rapsing (Frontier); 3) Bailee Humphrey/Camryn Barton (Eastend); 4) Layne Stevenson/Paige Erickson (Shaunavon).
• BOYS’ DOUBLES — 1) Brody Dumontel/Garrett Mitchell (Frontier); 2) Austin Norheim/Frank Knelsen (Frontier); 3) Brock Oberle/Austin Smith (Shaunavon); 4) Lachlan Humphrey/Jaxon Barton (Eastend).
• MIXED DOUBLES — 1) Gabrielle Schmidt/Jesse Christianson (Val Marie); 2) Harlee Dube/Erick Monreal (Frontier); 3) Kaden Floberg/Kamryn McNabb (Shaunavon); 4) Braden Brost/Paige Tully (Consul).
There are also two upcoming track meets. Swift Current Comp will host its annual invitational meet on May 14. This will feature schools from throughout southern Saskatchewan involving students in grades 9-12.
SWAC will run three section meets:
• Whitemud will take place at Shaunavon May 17. Schools involved include Shaunavon, Val Marie, Frontier, Eastend and Consul.
• Cypress Hills meet will take place May 18 at the track in Swift Current. Schools involved include Maple Creek Composite, Fox Valley, Burstall, Leader, Cabri, Hazlet and Success.
• Rolling Hills meet will take place May 19 at the track in Swift Current. Schools involved include Swift Current Comp, Central School, Ecole Centennial, O. M. Irwin, All Saints, Gull Lake, Stewart Valley, Herbert, Hodgeville, Wymark, Waldeck, Ponteix and Vanguard. 
Winners from the three section meets will gather at districts on May 25 at Swift Current track. Students from grades 6-12 can take part in track and field.

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