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Badminton is back at NPSS

Grizzlies prepare for zones in mid-May

Beware of flying birdies if you happen to be passing by the North Peace Secondary gym this week.

The school’s badminton program is back in full swing, the first time since the start of the pandemic.

On Sat., April 23, the team took part in its first real competition playing a combined squad from Dawson Creek Central and South Peace Secondary in an exhibition.

“It was a great day. I think the main goal was to get them prepped for provincials and zones. The kids did really well in that regard,” said head coach Matthew Laur. “It was also great to see all the families out to support them.”

“This year’s team is made up of a lot of Grade 10s with a lot of potential, who are going to be here for another two-and-a-half years. So, we’re excited to have a good team for the next little while.”

Saturday’s ‘friendly’ was the only time the teams had a chance to play another school and will, likely, be the only time before the zone championship set for May 13-14 in Dawson Creek. 

Seven schools from the North Central region will vie for the single entry into the provincials. Besides NPSS and Dawson, there will be four schools from Prince George and one from Vanderhoof.

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