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Cornerstone wins four of five divisions in high school junior badminton city championship

Provincial playdowns on the horizon after solid showing for Falcons in Moose Jaw finals

The Cornerstone Christian School Falcons might have had to share their team championship in high school senior badminton on Apr. 28, but 24 hours later, they left nothing to doubt when the younger players took centre stage.

The Falcons won four of the five division championships at Peacock on their way to claiming the team title.

The girls singles division saw Cornerstone’s Kiana Hrechka follow up on her first League Night win prior to the Easter break with the junior championship. League Night #1 winner Leah Crossland of Vanier finished second, while Peacock’s Devlynn McClung -- the League Night #2 winner -- was the bronze medalist.

Central’s Micah Klippenstein followed the same pattern as Hrechka, winning the final League Night and then following up with the boys singles city title. Cornerstone’s Nolan Novak won League Night #1 but settled for silver this time around, Central’s Cole Wilson claimed bronze.

Cornerstone’s Gabriella Thomas and Kenna Chamberlain rebounded from their League Night #3 third-place showing to once again return to the top of the standings and claim girls doubles gold. Waverley Demassi and Arlyn Dequina from Vanier were the silver medalists, while Central’s Kwathar Al Mostafa and Aamina Rizvi debuted in the top three at the perfect time, winning bronze.

The boys doubles division saw a single team from the regular season in action, and that would be Cornerstone gold medalists Tanner Behrns and Drew Biette. Peacock’s Eric Swalm and Come Buffier were the silver medalists, Logan Hawley and Yassir Adam won bronze.

Mixed doubles saw Cornerstone’s Annika Wonnick and Wyatt Craig improve a spot from their League Night #3 finish to claim the gold medal. Teammates Linnea Mellor and Luke Kaminski won silver while Krishia Bautista and Jhon Novelozo from Vanier were the bronze medalists.

Things now move into the nitty-gritty part of the season as provincial playdowns begin this weekend.

The South Central District Athletic Association Bantam championships take place this Saturday at Peacock, with the Senior tournament taking place the same day in Gravelbourg

The SHSAA regional tournament is on Saturday, May 7 at Peacock, with the top finishers from there advancing to provincials on Saturday, May 14 in Rosthern.