Regional cleans up at SPAA badminton championships
A total of 14 athletes from St. Paul Regional High School picked up medals at the St. Paul Athletics Association (SPAA) badminton championships last Wednesday, and all six individuals or pairs that took home gold will represent St. Paul as hosts of the zone championships on April 28.
All our kids, even the kids that we got at the last minute, they all contributed to the win for sure. It was good, said St. Paul Regional Badminton Coach Corey deMoissac.
Glendon School managed 11 podium appearances at last Wednesdays SPAA championships, three gold, four silver and four bronze, and the school will be sending five athletes to zones.
Two Hills School will be sending six of its nine medal winning players to zones, while Ashmont will be sending two of its six podium finishers, and Ιcole du Sommet and New Myrnam School will each be sending one.
St. Paul Regional athlete Mikael Beaudoin, who won gold in the senior mixed doubles event with Randi Drummond, said it was a trying day on the court that saw the pair take on Glendons Austin Paton and Emily Knapp in the round robin before defeating them once again in the gold medal match.
It was good. We only had about three teams to play so it was a pretty long day, said Beaudoin, adding he and Drummond have built a great deal of chemistry after playing together for two years.
It has grown ever since our first year, and it keeps getting better and better.
Drummond added the two are looking forward to representing Regional at zones, and hope to reach the top of the podium at provincials after a bronze medal finish last year.
It would mean a lot to be there again, said Drummond. I think well pull through.
Junior boys singles
Denny Dion Ashmont *
Darius Howanyk New Myrnam *
Nathan Skyrpan Regional
Intermediate boys singles
Kohl McOuat Glendon *
Lane Hoff Two Hills *
RJ Concepcion Regional
Senior boys singles
Jayden Foley Glendon *
Morgan Lavallee Two Hills *
Jared Dechaine Mallaig
Junior girls singles
Raylene Allan Regional *
Harmony Whitford Ashmont *
Jacqueline Janz Glendon
Intermediate girls singles
Josee Piquette Sommet *
Regen DeBusschere Glendon *
Kassandra Moores F.G. Miller
Senior girls singles
Teisha Ouellette Regional *
Paige Skyrpichayko Glendon *
Hannah Tremblay Regional
Junior girls doubles
Savannah Mack and Mindy Mack Glendon *
Madi Watt and Nicole Tymofichuk Regional
Kailey Arnett and Shevay Littlechild Ashmont
Intermediate girls doubles
Regan Brodziak and Sydney Warchola Regional *
Kristen Fritzler and Caroline Snyder Glendon
Haily Bezovie and Jaclyn Esak Two Hills
Senior girls doubles
Claudia Wakulchyk and Bailey Shandro Two Hills *
Chanelle Gagne and Tianna Preusche Regional
Shaina Gerlywich and Jody Kirton Vilna
Junior boys doubles
Sheldon Skoropadyk and Austin Lavallee Two Hills *
Antaun Cardinal-Still and Romes Cardines Regional
Devon Wosminity and Luke Lundgren Glendon
Intermediate boys doubles
Ryan Zaparniuk and Jordan Bezovie Two Hills *
Noah Shankowski and Logan Hellquist Regional
Terrel Delver and Joseph Pascal Ashmont
Senior boys doubles
Zachary Zaparniuk and Skyler Kitz Two Hills *
Taylor Brodziak and Josh Bespalko Regional
Kyle Kwiatkowski and Jeremy Werstiuk Glendon
Junior mixed doubles
Marissa Muench and Jeremie Pasitney Regional *
Aurora Tupechka and Brandon Bernhardt Two Hills
Kayla Hellum and Keaton Zentner Glendon
Intermediate mixed doubles
Hayley Smid and Steven Yakimec Regional *
Sydney Fox and Michael Cymbaliuk Two Hills
Haily Ledoux and Preston Sparklingeyes Ashmont
Senior mixed doubles
Randi Drummond and Mikael Beaudoin Regional *
Emily Knapp and Austin Paton Glendon
Bianca Whiskeyjack and Ryley Large - Ashmont
* Advancing to zones