The Broncs badminton team hosted their annual open invitational on April 4th and 5th at the Ecole Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School in conjunction with the Lacombe Rams. The event was open to Grades 7 to 12 students. Approximately 150 players from 10 schools participated. This was a large turnout and a most successful event,. It also gives the players a chance to play in a tournament atmosphere prior to area playoffs, which take place in Lacombe on April 16, to be followed by zone playoffs on April 28 and Alberta Schools Athletic Association (ASAA) provincials May 2 to 3 in Lethbridge.
Top finishers for the BRONCS Gr. 10-12 include:
U16 girls singles
Gold – McKenzie Henderson
Bronze – Lisa van der Westhuizen
U16 boys singles
4th – Nic Seymoor
U16 girls doubles
Gold – McKenzie Henderson and Samira Rowland
U16 mixed doubles
Silver – McKenzie Henderson and Zach Epp
U17 boys singles
Gold – Jared Nicolls
U17 girls singles
Silver – Sarah Green
U19 boys singles
Gold – Chase Staldeker
U19 boys doubles
Gold – Chase Staldeker and Jared Nicolls
U19 girls doubles
Bronze – Sarah Green and Caitlyn McLaren
Sponsors of the tournament were Bruce’s True Value Hardware, Wedin’s Team and Corporate and Lacombe Audio & Video.
Results for Grades 7 to 9 were not available at press time.
SUBMITTED BY BRONCS COACH JIM LANK