SWAC athletes advance in badminton playoffs

Eastend’s Leshia Wilson and Molly Richardson topped Girls Doubles at the Whitemud Sectional in Shaunavon on April 22. SUBMITTED PHOTO

SWAC sports playoffs are back with our last two activities of the year – badminton and track and field.


Fox Valley, Val Marie (in Shaunavon) and Ponteix were the host commissioners for the senior sectional badminton playoffs. The top four athletes in each category advance to SWAC Districts on April 29 in Maple Creek. SWAC is using the high school and Sydney Street for that championship with matches starting at 10 a.m.  The top two teams from districts will advance to SHSAA Regionals on May 6, the top two teams from Regionals are off to SHSAA Provincials on May 13.


Boys Singles champion: Pierce Schmidt (Val Marie).

Advancers: Dalen Jarman (Frontier), Seth Gryde (Frontier), Grayson Dixon (Eastend).

Girls Singles champion: Joanna Andree (Val Marie).

Advancers: Hailey Yaremko (Val Marie), Darci Egland (Eastend).

Boys Doubles champion: Tash Armstrong/Lucas McCuaig (Eastend).

Advancers: Chase Johnson/Jordan Leismeister (Consul), Nilly Besoyo/Zanjoe Padre (Frontier).

Girls Doubles champion: Leshia Wilson/Molly Richardson (Eastend) (not advancing)

Advancer: Kate Loyola/ Grizzy Fuentes (Frontier).

Mixed Doubles champion: Cashton Carleton/Angelica Monreal (Frontier).


Boys Singles champion: Devon Walters (Ponteix).

Advancers: Ryan McCulloch (Herbert), Kevin To (Gull Lake), Rawn Lavadia (Herbert).

Girls Singles champion: Sharmaine Palaganas (Ponteix).

Advancers: Danica Smeby (SCCHS), Kaylee Voth (Herbert), Cassidy Funk (Herbert).

Boys Doubles champion: Hasit Desai/Harit Desai (SCCHS).

Advancers: Jasper Gieck/Jake Klassen (Vanguard), Kevi Bakken/Davan Krogsgaard (Gull Lake), Ashley Doroteo/Zach Dysart (Gull Lake).

Girls Doubles champion: Claire Narvasa/Danica Boquiron (SCCHS).

Advancers: Nalani Chan/Alexssa Datu (SCCHS), Chase Collier/Brynne Leppa (Gull Lake), Chloe Kendall/Keira Walters (Ponteix).

Mixed Doubles champion: Matthew Friesen/Abbie Noble (SCCHS).

Advancers: Saryn Allan/Jacob Parkinson (SCCHS), Tim Fehr/Reziel Egoc (Ponteix).


Boys Singles champion: Kesler Hellman (Fox Valley).

Advancers: Hunter Stock (Hazlet), Mitchel Ehnisz (Fox Valley), Carson Williams (Maple Creek).

Girls Singles champion: Sierra Frey (Maple Creek).

Advancers: Grace Chou (Fox Valley), Tealyn Whitefish (Maple Creek), Becca Marshall (Leader).

Boys Doubles champion: David Cocks/Karter Ries (Leader).

Advancers: Cameron Schwab/Shay Bonneville (Maple Creek), Kayden Ries/Mason Feiffer (Leader), Gavin Ross/Jezziree Las Pinas (Fox Valley).

Girls Doubles champion: Khali Delorme/Kahlen Delorme (Maple Creek).

Advancers: Clarisse Mae Suba/Verity Pahtayken (Maple Creek), Addison Banks/Natalie Cocks (Leader), Berenice Detreille/Teagan Emms (Hazlet).

Mixed Doubles champion: Lexi Schneider/Dominic Ehnisz (Fox Valley).

Advancers: Savannah Frey/Ayden Buss (Maple Creek), Haley Anton/Jake Hudec (Fox Valley), Walker Brown/Kyeina Noval (Maple Creek).


Our junior athletes will be competing at Sectionals on Saturday, April 29.  Host commissioners are Shaunavon, Leader, Hodgeville (at Ponteix) and Ecole Centennial.


Even though Mother Nature is not cooperating, track and field practices have begun. It might be a while before teams can train consistently outdoors, but most teams have begun indoor practices.

Blue section track meet is Tuesday, May 16, White Section track meet is Wednesday, May 17, SWAC District meet is Wednesday, May 24 and SHSAA Provincials are in Saskatoon on June 2-3.

We always need extra help at our track and field meets… helping time races, raking jumping pits, holding measuring tapes, etc.  If you’d like to volunteer, contact the track and field coach at your school.

The Chinook School Division Sports Report is submitted by Val Gordon