SWAC stars reach badminton District Championship

The Ponteix Predators' Kim Mendoza and Tyson Goffinet won Boys Doubles at the Rolling Hills Sectional on Saturday in Swift Current. STEVEN MAH/SOUTHWEST BOOSTER

SWAC held three section championships for senior badminton on Saturday. Each section crowned a champion, while the top four finishers from each section will advance to the SWAC District championship.


  • Boys Singles: 1st Garrett Mitchell (Frontier), 2nd Blake Dumontel (Frontier)
  • Girls Singles: 1st Tiara Armstrong (Eastend), 2nd Mya Dixon (Eastend)
  • Boys Doubles: 1st Frank Knelsen/Austin Norheim (Frontier), 2nd Brody Dumontel/Chase Jarmen (Frontier)
  • Girls Doubles: 1st Hannah Piquette/Bryden Tremere (Shaunavon), 2nd Kristine Esceta/Kim Loyola (Frontier)
  • Mixed Doubles: 1st Erick Monreal/Nicole Rapsing (Frontier), 2nd Jayne Hanson/Alex Waldner (Val Marie).
Frontier’s Garrett Mitchell and Blake Dumontel swept the top two spots in Boys Singles at the Whitemud Sectional.


  • Boys Singles: 1st Kai Haubrich (SCCHS), 2nd Jasper Gian (Ponteix)
  • Girls Singles: 1st Hillary Lacelle (SCCHS), 2nd Sam Froude (SCCHS)
  • Boys Doubles: 1st Kim Mendoza/Tyson Goffinet (Ponteix), 2nd Jayesh Budhrani/Grady Rogers (SCCHS)
  • Girls Doubles: 1st Justine Bennett/Lara New (SCCHS), 2nd MacKenzie Dykema/Brooklyn Zakaluzny (Vanguard)
  • Mixed Doubles: 1st Jaedon Perkins/Tia Gorrill (Ponteix), 2nd Teagen Newton/Ryelee Bekker (Hodgeveille).
Swift Current’s Justine Bennett/Lara New and Vanguard’s MacKenzie Dykema/Brooklyn Zakaluzny took the top two spots in Girls Doubles at the Rolling Hills Sectional in Swift Current.


  • Boys Singles: 1st Frank Chou (Fox Valley), 2nd Justin Bos (Cabri)
  • Girls Singles: 1st Kaitlynn Bradford (Cabri), 2nd Andi Gizen (Leader)
  • Boys Doubles: 1st Sam Ganert/Joseph Bosch (Fox Valley), 2nd Mason Mass/Kaden Gramlich (Fox Valley)
  • Girls Doubles: 1st Megan Tumbach/Kerstyn Wenzel (Leader), Sarah Arendt/Logan Mastel (Leader)
  • Mixed Doubles: 1st Connor Drever/Morgan Bock (Maple Creek), 2nd Tyson Forbes/Lori-Ann Briggs (Maple Creek).
Maple Creek’s Connor Drever/Morgan Bock and Tyson Forbes/Lori-Ann Briggs swept the top two spots in Mixed Doubles at the Cypress Hills Sectional.

If you love badminton, Saturday, April 27 you will have lots of options of where and what to watch. The SWAC Senior District badminton championship will be in Swift Current and our junior badminton players will be in action at three sectional meets (at Herbert, Ponteix, Leader and Eastend gyms).

The SHSAA senior provincial championship is in Swift Current on May 11. This is a great opportunity to come and see the top high school players in Saskatchewan. It will be many years before this championship is in the South West again.

It must be spring… Because SHSAA golf practices can officially start. The Provincial Championship will be in September 2019. Golf is the only SHSAA activity that runs over the summer holidays.

SWAC/SHSAA activities will slow down due to the upcoming Easter break. Badminton and track playoffs will start up right after that holiday. Keep checking “SWACSports” Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up on all the SWAC happenings.

The Chinook School Division sports report is submitted by Valerie Gordon.