SWAC badminton playoffs continue

Hazlet’s Airianna Berg and Nolan Kirk (left) defeated Ponteix’s Amaya Hayter and Jayce Bonneville in the Junior SWAC Mixed Doubles championship game. SUBMITTED PHOTO


SHSAA regional finals were in Regina on May 6 and SWAC sent a full contingent of competitors to this championship. Athletes from SWAC, South Central, West Central and Regina competed. Each classification had two pools of four. Athletes had to place in the top two to make it into the playoff rounds.

Girls Doubles results:

Khali Delorme and Kahlen Delorme (Maple Creek) were undefeated in their pool with easy wins over Central Butte (2-0), Rosetown (2-0) and Central Butte (2-0). They won an exciting semi-final in two very close sets over Gravelbourg. Khali and Kahlen came up against Regina Campbell in the final and lost (2-0) to finish in second place. The Maple Creek duo will advance to the SHSAA Provincial Championship May 13 in Unity.

Clarisse Mae Suba and Verity Pahtayken (Maple Creek) did not advance out of their pool. They had a 1-2 record with losses to Gravelbourg (0-2) and Regina Campbell (0-2). They did have a win over Biggar (2-0).

Boys Doubles results:

Hasit Desai and Harit Desai (SCCHS) started strong with wins over Lafleche (2-0) and Elrose (2-0). A tough loss to Regina Campbell (2-1…19-21 in third set) placed them in second place in their pool. They lost a three-set semi-final to Regina LeBoldus (1-2).  The boys finished wonderfully with a bronze win over Briercrest (2-0).

David Cocks and Karter Ries (Leader) finished pool play with a 1-2 record and did not advance to the semi-finals. They had a loss to Briercrest (2-0), won an exciting match over Rosetown (2-1), and then finished with a loss to Regina LeBoldus (0-2).

Mixed Doubles results:

Lexi Schneider and Dominic Ehnisz (Fox Valley) finished second in their pool. They had wins over Kincaid (2-0) and Loreburn (2-1) and suffered one loss to Regina O’Neill (0-2). In the semi-final round, they lost to Regina Campbell (0-2), then rebounded and decisively won bronze over Rouleau (2-0).

Savannah Frey and Aydan Buss (Maple Creek) had losses to Rouleau (1-2), Rosetown (0-2), and Regina Campbell (0-2). They were eliminated from advancing to playoff rounds.

Boys Singles results:

Kesler Hellman (Fox Valley) had pool wins over MJ Central (2-0)) and Loreburn (2-0). He had one loss to Balfour (0-2). Kesler finished second in Pool A. In the semi-final, he lost to Regina LeBoldus (0-2) and went on to win the bronze game over Briercrest (2-1).

Hunter Stock (Hazlet) did not advance out of his pool with a record of 1-2. He had losses to Briercrest (0-2) and Regina LeBoldus (0-2), and recorded a win over Eston (2-1).

Girls Singles results:

Tealyn Whitefish (Maple Creek) finished her pool with wins over MJ Vanier (2-1) and Rosetown (2-0). With her one pool loss to Campbell (0-2), she finished second in her pool. Tealyn lost the semi-final (0-2) to Regina O’Neill and then lost the bronze to MJ Cornerstone (1-2). The bronze third set loss was by a heartbreaking 22-24 score!

Sharmaine Palaganas (Ponteix) didn’t advance out of pool play. She had losses to MJ Cornerstone (0-2) and Regina O’Neill (0-2) and notched one win over Elrose (2-1).


The SWAC district championships were held in Fox Valley (singles) and Leader (doubles) on May 6. Thanks to our commissioners Lindsey Yeo and Lana Marshall for running the events. The top eight in the district were divided into two pools. There were crossover playoffs for those finishing top two in their pool

Boys Singles results:

Semi-final: Tripp McLeod (Frontier) beat Carter Moen (Centennial).

Semi-final: Brayden Leismeister (Consul) beat Ryle Mangune (Ponteix).

Final: Brayden Leismeister defeated Tripp McLeod for the championship.

Girls Singles results:

Semi-final: Bridget Hudec (Fox Valley) beat Kassie Gryde (Frontier).

Semi-final: Nevaya Hellman (Fox Valley) beat Serena (Centennial).

Final: Bridget Hudec defeated Nevaya Hellman to become SWAC champion.

Boys Doubles results:

Semi-final: Lucas MacPhail/Ashton Peebles (Fox Valley) beat Juris Busse/Colby Armstrong (Eastend).

Semi-final: Tate Unger/Tristen Perrin (SCCHS) beat Isaac Siemens/Jordy Beaudoin (Centennial).

Final: Tate Unger/Tristen Perrin defeated Lucas MacPhail/Ashton Peebles to become SWAC champions.

Girls Doubles results:

Semi-final: Emma Jodoin/Kyra Strutt (Leader) beat Siera Mackie/Isabella Delorme (Consul).

Semi-final: Rachel Cocks/Cyler Eresman (Leader) beat Charli Chubaty/Hannah Riego (SCCHS).

Final: Rachel Cocks/Cyler Eresman defeated Emma Jodoin/Kyra Strutt to become SWAC Champions.

Mixed Doubles Results:

Semi-final: Amaya Hayter/Jayce Bonneville (Maple Creek) beat Chris Girardin/Elizabeth Colburn (Leader).

Semi-final: Airianna Berg/Nolan Kirk (Hazlet) beat Justin Fehr/Mia Perrault (Ponteix).

Final: Airianna Berg/Nolan Kirk defeated Amaya Hayter/Jayce Bonneville to become SWAC Champions.

The Chinook School Division Sports Report is submitted by Val Gordon.