Mustangs reclaim overall title at District 8 badminton championship



badmintonKITCHENER, Ont. (April 10, 2014) – The Monsignor Doyle Mustangs are once again the top badminton school in District 8 after claiming the overall championship on Thursday at Conestoga College.

Monsignor Doyle are a powerhouse badminton program, having won the last 23 of 24 overall District 8 titles with their lone loss coming at the hands of Woodland CHS last season. This year the Mustangs won with a combined total of 120 points while Resurrection finished second in the with 109 points. Last year’s champion Woodland scored 107 points for third.

Leading the way for the Mustang’s 23rd title was Sherry Wong who took silver in the senior girls singles event while Sebastian Grasso and Becca Bouchey grabbed silver in the senior mixed doubles discipline. Makayla Gaspar and Victoria Barroso struck gold for Monsignor Doyle in the junior girls double event and Erin VanKooy won bronze in the junior girls singles rounding out the Mustang medal haul.

Senior singles titles went to Shakeel Rao of St. Mary’s High School on the boys side while Zoe Zhou of St. Benedict’s claimed the girls title.

Resurrection CSS and Woodland CHS battled for gold medals in both the senior girls and boys doubles finals. Resurrection’s Jamie Tran and Cole Wendland took top position in the boys final while Woodland’s Rachel Guetter and Emily Pidduck collected the girls title.

Woodland also earned a top result in the senior mixed doubles with Drew Carrick and Emma Roorda taking gold for the Cavaliers.

Woodland was able to repeat as champions in the senior team championship edging out Resurrection by a mere two points. The Cavaliers finished with 63 points while Resurrection had 61. Monsignor Doyle was third with 59.

In the junior competition which was held on Wednesday at Conestoga College, Rockway was the story of the day winning their first ever District 8 team title in badminton. The Flames won the junior title with 75 points while St. Mary’s finished second with 64.

Rockway got golden performances by Kristine Wu in junior girls singles along with Nathan Hebel and Aidan Cameron in boys doubles. Also striking gold were Zack Kehl and Laura Moolenbeek in the junior mixed doubles competition. Kat Klassen and Jamie Torrance-Perks earned bronzed in the junior girls doubles.

Nick Amorim of St. Mary’s defeated teammate Conor Dowling to win the junior singles title while Monsignor Doyle’s . Makayla Gaspar and Victoria Barroso won gold in the junior girls doubles event.

Champions and finalists from each category have qualified for the Central Western Ontario Championship (CWOSSA) which is set for April 16 & 17 at Conestoga College. The juniors will play on Wednesday, April 16th while the seniors will compete on Thursday, April 17th.

All eight District-8 schools were represented at the two day event including Monsignor Doyle CSS, ES Pere-Rene-de-Galinee, Resurrection CSS, Rockway MC, St. Benedict CSS, St. David CSS, St. Mary’s HS and Woodland CHS. Also competing in the event was the Discipleship Christian SS which is a new school located in Breslau, Ont.

District 8 Badminton Championship – Conestoga College – April 10, 2014

Overall Team Results
1. Monsignor Doyle CSS – 120 pts
2. Resurrection CSS – 109 pts
3. Woodland CHS – 107 pts
4. St. Mary’s HS – 103 pts
5. Rockway MC – 97 pts
6. St. Benedict CSS – 66 pts
7. St. David CSS – 35 pts
8. ES Père-René-de-Galinée – 16 pts
9. Discipleship Christian SS – 0 pts

District 8 Senior Badminton Championship – Conestoga College – April 10, 2014

Senior Team Results
1. Woodland CHS 63 pts
2. Resurrection CSS – 61 pts
3. Monsignor Doyle CSS – 59 pts
4. St. Benedict CSS – 40 pts
5. St. Mary’s HS – 39 pts
6. St. David CSS – 26 pts
7. Rockway MC – 22 pts
8. ES Père-René-de-Galinée – 12 pts
9. Discipleship Christian SS – 0 pts

Senior Boys Singles
1. Shakeel Rao – St. Mary’s HS
2. Forevery Deng – St. David CSS
3. Sean Begy – Resurrection CSS

Senior Girls Singles
1. Zoe Zhou – St. Benedict CSS
2. Sherry Wong – Monsignor Doyle CSS
3. Kristine Boileau – ES Pere Rene de Galinee
Senior Boys Doubles
1. Jamie Tran / Cole Wendland – Resurrection CSS
2. Joe Lanigan / Logan Schmidt – Woodland CHS
3. Tyler Ludolph / Connor Doucette – St. David CSS

Senior Girls Doubles
1. Rachel Guetter / Emily Pidduck – Woodland CHS
2. Larissa Dufresne / Claudia Martin – Resurrection CSS
3. Victoria Watson / Sarah Figueiredo – Monsignor Doyle CSS

Senior Mixed Doubles
1. Drew Carrick / Emma Roorda – Woodland CHS
2. Sebastian Grasso / Becca Bouchey – Monsignor Doyle CSS
3. Liam Dowling / Natalia Migdal – St. Mary’s HS

District 8 Junior Badminton Championship – Conestoga College – April 9, 2014

Junior Team Results
1. Rockway MC – 75 pts
2. St. Mary’s HS – 64 pts
3. Monsignor Doyle CSS – 61 pts
4. Resurrection CSS – 48 pts
5. Woodland CHS – 44 pts
6. St. Benedict CSS – 26 pts
7. St. David CSS – 9 pts
8. ES Père-René-de-Galinée – 2 pts
9. Discipleship Christian SS – 0 pts

Junior Boys Singles
1. Nick Amorim – St. Mary’s HS
2. Conor Dowling – St. Mary’s HS
3. Nick Pehme – Resurrection CSS

Junior Girls Singles
1. Kristine Wu – Rockway MC
2. Angelica Bajaro – St. Benedict CSS
3. Erin vanKooy – Monsignor Doyle CSS

Junior Boys Doubles
1. Nathan Hebel / Aidan Cameron – Rockway MC)
2. Benjamin Meyer / Gorjan Turundzev – St. Mary’s HS
3. Colin Reid / Ryan Maclean – Resurrection CSS

Junior Girls Doubles
1. Makayla Gaspar / Victoria Barroso – Monsignor Doyle CSS
2. Mariah Jolin / Melena Lagana – Woodland Christian HS
3. Kat Klassen / Jamie Torrance-Perks – Rockway MC

Junior Mixed Doubles
1. Zack Kehl / Laura Moolenbeek – Rockway MC
2. Spencer Carrick / Julia DeWeerd – Woodland Christian HS
3. Courtney Higgins / Norbert Ujvari – St. Mary’s HS