Mining gold

Two pairings from Ponoka Composite won gold medals Saturday in the central Alberta zone badminton championships

Gold medal teams

Gold medal teams

Two pairings from Ponoka Composite won gold medals Saturday in the central Alberta zone badminton championships at Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer.

From left are the intermediate boys’ doubles tandem of Jared Nicolls and Chase Staldeker and the senior mixed unit of Amy Lank and Nick Grant. Both of those gold-medal teams qualified for this weekend’s provincials in Calgary.

Sarah Green and Caitlin McLaren of Ponoka Composite were the intermediate girls’ doubles bronze-medalists at the zone tournament.

Lank and Grant also captured bronze at provincials last weekend and Staldeker and Nicolls placed fifth.