Provincial silver medal won by Kristy Wade in badminton

Hitting it high - Jacques du Toit of Stettler Middle School returns the shuttle during the boys’ double game last Wednesday’s CARA event

As badminton season slowly draws to a close, good news came from a provincial tournament held last weekend, when Kristy Wade of Wm. E Hay high school won a silver medal in senior single girls category in Strathmore.

Wade also received the sportsmanship award at the tournament.

Speaking after her return from the tournament, Wade said she was happy to have crowned her high school badminton career with a silver medal after having won bronze medals in provincial tournaments in 10th and 11th grades.

Wade said she would continue her sports career at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta by playing volleyball while also studying to get a degree as phys-ed teacher.

Meantime, 16 players from each of grades 7, 8, an 9 from Stettler area have advanced to play badminton at CWAJHAA tournament in Sylvan Lake on May 13 and 14.

“Wm. E. Hay has eight competitors advancing at the Grade 9 level. SMS has 11 students who received first or second and will therefore go on,” said Chris Langford, badminton coach.

“Coronation also has eight victorious competitors. Thereseta School was very strong at the Grade 7 level and will send five competitors as well as a Grade 9 girls’ singles player.”

Following schools will also send players to the Sylvan Lake tournament: Big Valley, Christ King, Erskine, Gus Wetter, Mother Theresa.

“Coaches and supervisors were pleased with the smooth running of the tournament,” said Langford.

“Having the high school cafeteria open was convenient for everyone involved and will hopefully continue as part of the planning for next year’s CARA badminton tournament. “

“The athletes were cooperative, enthusiastic, and had fun which is exactly what we want to see,” she said.

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