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Badminton off a “smashing” start

By Ashley Sharp
RRHS reporter

Last week marked opening day for the Badminton team as they went to compete in their first tournament of the year.
Mr. Salvaterra, Junior team coach, said, “On Thursday March 22nd, the RRHS Owls badminton team set off to Fort Frances to compete in the year’s first exhibition tournament. Overall, the tournament was a great success, with Rainy River holding their own and turning in an impressive showing. Being cheered on by fellow teammates and some eager parents who made the drive, both our Juniors and Seniors proved that they were Norwossa material. For the juniors, Jordan Hansen and Reagan Arnould led the charge finishing 2nd and 4th respectively in the Boys singles division. The Jr. Boys doubles teams shook off some early jitters to send the Muskies packing and place in the middle of the pack. For the Jr. Girls, Rylea Lauzon (single) and the team of Kate Bartlett and Brenley Anderson finished 3rd in their respective divisions Both Jr Mixed Doubles teams (Johnson & Jodoin and McQuaker/ Whetzel) also has an impressive day finishing in the top three.
As for the Seniors, their day was a smashing success. Our Sr. Girls Doubles teams went undefeated, whilst our Sr. Mixed doubles teams also placed in the top three (1st and 3rd). The Sr. boys also places respectfully in both the single and doubles divisions.
Overall, the tournament served as a good warmup for the Norwossa qualifier happening in two weeks. All players represented their school well and displayed great sportsmanship.”
At the school there are other upcoming events that have the students excited and the first one is the 30 hour Famine that will be happening this year on April 13th.
We are looking forward to a successful year once again. If you have any questions you can call Timo and Tristan at the school. The students enjoyed the rock concert that was held on Friday night to raise money for Brick by Brick and can’t wait for the dance this Friday.
Good luck to all the badminton players next week!
That’s all from the Owls Nest.