Parker Apetagon of the Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre (HBO) Huskies in Norway House was named the Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association rural high school athlete of the week May 22.
A singles badminton player in the junior varsity division, Apetagon captured first place at the Zone 11 championships in Thompson in late April to earn a trip to the first-ever junior badminton provincials in Winkler on the first weekend of May. He won six of seven round-robin gams there to advance to the playoffs and wound up finishing eighth in the province.
"Parker is an extremely gifted athlete who excels especially in volleyball and badminton,” said his coach Melissa Ferrar. “Parker spends six hours a week on the court training and would spend every hour there if he could. His dedication to being an elite athlete is inspiring. We look forward to seeing what else Parker brings to the court next season.”
Apetagon also participates in high school baseball, basketball and track and field.