Arpins advance to All Ontarios in badminton
By Ken Johnston
Two Rainy River High School badminton players will be going to the All Ontarios May 1-3 in Markham, Ontario!
Sisters, Skylar and Hayley Arpin, went undefeated at NWOSSAs last week in Wawa, Ontario, winning the gold medal there and a berth to the provincial championships in Sr. Girls Doubles!
They dominated their competition in Wawa winning all five matches 2-0:
-Match 1 vs. Atikokan, 21-2 and 21-3.
-Match 2 vs. Manitouwadge, 21-7, 21-17.
-Match 3 vs. Hammarschold #1, 21-5, 21-7.
-Match 4 vs. Micipicoten, 21-10, 21-5.
-Match 5 vs Hammarschold #2, 21-5, 21-4.
This is Skylar’s third trip to the All Ontarios and Hayley’s first.
Also competing at NWOSSAs were Jr. Mixed doubles RRHS Owls Kendra Moen and Brayden Kreger. They finished third overall, but were the only team to take a match off the eventual first place winners.