Gus Wetter shows well at zones

A pair of teams represented Gus Wetter School of Castor at the zone high school badminton championships last Saturday at Hunting Hills

Jillian Schaffner and Tyler Erion

A pair of teams represented Gus Wetter School of Castor at the zone high school badminton championships last Saturday at Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer.

One of those teams, the junior mixed doubles tandem of Tyler Erion and Jillian Schaffner, went all the way to the bronze-medal match before losing to Lacombe’s Christine Suominen and Cody Knight.

“Tyler and Jillian made it to the bronze-medal match, and it went to the fi game, but they were unable to defeat the Lacombe team,” said Gus Wetter badminton coach Greg Muhlbeier.

“And that concluded another great senior badminton year.”

In an eventful battle for fi place, Erion and Schaffner lost and won 21-19, respectively, before dropping the deciding game 22-20.

Gus Wetter was also represented in the senior mixed doubles category, as Tanya Gilchrist and Clay Renschler returned to the zone championships.

“Tanya and Clay played hard, but were unable to advance into the semifinals,” Muhlbeier said.

Overall, it was another active season for Gus Wetter, he said.

“This year, once again, there was great interest in playing on the senior badminton team, as 28 students participated and attended our Monday and Wednesday practices.”

From the season-opening Highway 12 tournament, 11 Gus Wetter students advanced to the area championship April 19 at Wainwright.

In singles and doubles play, the area placements for those students were:

First — Maisie Freerksen and Taryn Fletcher; Clay Renschler and Tanya Gilchrist.

Second — Tyler Erion and Jillian Schaffner; Toby Clements and Thecla Wiart.

Fi — Justin Slemp; Brittany Steinwand and Alyssa Ball.

Just Posted

County council writes off certain Botha accounts

Council hears public library saw 60,000 pass through doors this year

Stettler secondhand charity looks for new home

Superfluity lease not being renewed; will move by Sept., 2018

First auction of 2018 has solid numbers: auction market

Stettler Auction Mart sees 700 head move through Jan. 9

Stettler and area youth jump into curling this winter

Junior Curling Program runs Monday nights in Stettler

Lars Callieou to entertain in Halkirk on Feb. 10

Volunteer appreciation supper held on Friday night

Stettler and area youth jump into curling this winter

Junior Curling Program runs Monday nights in Stettler

With a lighter touch, SAG Awards follows a familiar script

Morgan Freeman accepts the Life Achievement Award at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday

S. Koreans burn Kim’s photo as N. Korean band leader passes

South Korean activists burned a large photo of Kim Jong Un as an extremely popular girl band passed them

Trudeau heads to Davos to pitch investment opportunities in Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on his way to Davos, Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum

A look at potential Canadian nominees for this year’s Oscars

The nominations are to be revealed Tuesday morning for the 90th Academy Awards

Tom Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl, top Jaguars 24-20

New England to face winner of Sunday night’s game between Minnesota and Philadelphia on Feb. 4

Liberals quietly tap experts to write new paternity leave rules

Ideas include creating an entirely new leave benefit similar to one that exists in Quebec

Insurers say Canadian weather getting hotter, wetter and weirder

Average number of days with heavy rain or snow across Canada has been outside norm since spring 2013

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Most Read


Weekly delivery plus unlimited digital access for $50.40 for 52 issues (must live within 95 kilometers of Stettler) Unlimited Digital Access for one year for $50.40 Prefer to have us call you? Click here and we’ll get back to you within one business day.