RDPC Trojans capture banner and three provincials berths at badminton zones

R.D. Parker Collegiate is sending three doubles teams to compete in badminton provincials this year after capturing the AAA banner in the Zone 11 championships April 27-28.

David King and Murphy Krentz of RDPC, who finished second in last year’s zones competition, claimed a gold medal in the senior boys’ doubles category this time around.

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Trojans Ashley Williams and Kerri Allard fell just short of a first-place finish in the senior girls’ doubles competition, taking their opponents from Grand Rapids to the very limit with a six-set final.

Thanks to another first-place finish from Josh Smud and Samantha Palaniuk in the senior mixed doubles competition, and a bronze medal from Gavin Alcock in senior boys’ singles, RDPC beat out the other AAA schools with a total of 63 points.

Grand Rapids School took home the A/AA banner with 74 points.

All first- and second-place finishers from this tournament will go on to compete in the Manitoba High School Athletic Association’s badminton provincials, which are taking place this upcoming Friday and Saturday in Brandon.

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