R.D. Parker Collegiate's badminton players captured seven titles, the AAA team banner and five provincials berths, including one wildcard at the Zone 11 badminton championships April 27-28 in Thompson.
In total, the Trojans had 15 top three finishes, including a sweep of the junior varsity girls doubles category.
Trojans representing the north at badminton provincials in Carman this weekend will include senior girls' singles champion Megan Thorne, senior boys' doubles champions Tevin Wong and Morgan Cordell and mixed doubles champions Lori Miscavish and Breyden Turner, along with Tara Miscavish and Jordan Lindsay, who were the mixed doubles runners-up, and Brianne Hanson, who finished third in senior girls' singles but was granted a berth as a wild card.
Other winners from Northern Manitoba include senior boys' singles champion Codi Broney from Duke of Marlborough School in Churchill and girls' doubles champions Trishten Turner and Shelby Beardy from Grand Rapids School. Provincial berths also went to Mikayla Gawiak of Hapnot Collegiate Institute in Flin Flon, who was second in senior girls' singles, Seth Fernandes of Hapnot, second in senior boys' singles, Alex Berg and Alexis Campbell of Duke of Marlborough School, the runners-up in senior girls' doubles, and Aaron Ogrodnick and Rhys Sheppard of Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute (MBCI) in The Pas, who finished second in senior boys' doubles.
RDPC's junior varsity champions, who do not go on to provincials, included Krystin Williams (girls' singles), Trent Laycock (boys' singles), Kendra Hanson and Nicole Robson (girls' doubles) and Madison Murray and Norman Khawar (mixed doubles). Trojans who finished second in their junior varsity divisions included Mallory Hart (girls' singles) as well as Alex Correia and Teya Templeton (girls' doubles). Deandra Howard and Mackenzie Larway finished third in the junior variety girl's doubles while Danielle Dnistranski and Jonah Babulic were third in the junior varsity mixed doubles.
RDPC finished ahead of Hapnot and third-place MBCI for the AAA team Banner, while the A/AA team title went to Duke of Marlborough School, with Mel Johnson School in Wabowden second and Grand Rapids School third.