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St. Paul Regional's Marissa Muench awaits a returning shot during the junior mixed doubles event at the SPAA badminton championships last Wednesday. Muench and her partner Jeramie Pasitney took gold in the event.
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Regional cleans up at SPAA badminton championships

Apr 22, 2014 11:30 am | By Ryan McCracken | St. Paul Journal

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 Wednesday’s 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 Glendon’s 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 we’ll 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

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