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Eagle Butte duo wins B-side silver at provincial badminton championship

By Medicine Hat News on May 6, 2019.

Eagle Butte Talons intermediate mixed doubles badminton team Lexie Waldbauer and Triston Duchscherer stand together for a photo after winning the B-side silver medal at the Alberta Schools Athletic Association badminton championships on Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Calgary.

Eagle Butte Talons Triston Duchscherer and Lexie Waldbauer closed the book on their high school badminton season with a B-side silver medal at the Alberta Schools Athletic Association provincial championships in Calgary this weekend.

After finishing the intermediate mixed doubles group stage at 1-2, the Dunmore duo won two straight matches in the B-side elimination bracket – besting Mayerthorpe’s Jayden Beals and Alli Manegre, 21-9, 21-9, then Hillside’s Reid Dorsheid and Michala Serediak, 21-17, 21-18 – before falling 21-16, 23-21 to Lillian Osborne’s Rachel Chan and Kevin Shao in the consolation final.

Fellow Talon Aiden Heller fell just shy of the intermediate boys singles B-side podium after dropping a 21-17, 21-16 contest to Beaverlodge Regional’s Reece Lojczyc in the third-place game. Heller finished the group stage at 0-3 then defeated Chestermere’s Chazz Meszeros, 21-17, 28-26 before falling in the B-side semifinal to Holy Trinity’s Ernesto Montes, 21-18, 29-27.

In the junior girls doubles class, Talons Raquel Waldbauer and Mackenzie Duchscherer – sisters to Lexie and Triston – were knocked out of B-side medal contention after going 1-3 in the group stage then dropping a 21-17, 16-21, 21-15 battle to Westwood’s Shreeya Patel and Simar Randhawa in their first elimination match.

Hat High’s Alexa Alino and Phoebe Gamao left Calgary with a B-side bronze medal in the senior girls doubles division after picking up a 16-21, 21-14, 21-19 victory over Dewberry’s Nicole Dennill and Tia Dyck in the third-place game. Alino and Gamao went 1-2 in the group stage, then defeated Barrhead’s Kayla Gelderman and Charissa Verheul, 22-20, 21-15, before falling to Red Deer’s Erica Greenshields and Mataya Rideout, 21-12, 21-19, to find themselves playing for bronze.

McCoy Colts Jordyn Fournier and Parker Hope fell short of the senior mixed doubles A-side podium after falling 21-8, 21-11 to Calgary Crescent Heights’ Irene Pham and Dennis Lieu in the quarter-finals. Fournier and Hope closed out the group stage with a 2-1 record to advance to the quarter-finals.

In the senior boys doubles division, McCoy’s Brent Folk and Ryley Manz settled for a B-side quarter-final departure after dropping a tight 16-21, 21-12, 21-19 contest to Barrhead’s Nathan Schuring and Tyler Strydhorst. The local duo went 0-3 in the group stage.

Hat High’s Kurt Magwali and Denrei Tabaum were knocked out of the junior boys doubles tournament in their first B-side match, falling 21-12, 21-15 to St. Paul’s Matheo Marin and Bradley Mistol after going 0-3 in the group stage.

Fellow Mohawk Sebastian Wissler bowed out in his senior boys singles B-side opener, falling 21-18, 21-17 to Holy Trinity’s Ed Justin after finishing the group stage at 0-3.

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