Local birders advance

The Rainy River High School senior badminton team cleaned up at the NWOSSAA championships in Atikokan on Wednesday, with six players qualifying for the all-Ontarios in early May.
Chantel Heyens and Hillary Hanson went undefeated in the senior girls’ doubles division to earn NWOSSAA gold.
The duo of Molly Bartlett and Kristen Moen lost only one match en route to the silver medal.
In senior mixed doubles play, Carly Nordin and Nick Ashworth also finished with a 4-1 record for a silver medal finish and a trip to OFSAA.
Meanwhile, Muskies Tim Desjardins and Jamie Jensen also will be heading to OFSAA after earning a medal in the senior boys’ doubles division at the NWOSSAA championships on Wednesday.
The Times couldn’t verify whether it was a gold or silver medal as of press time today.