Arpin to make third OFSAA appearance


A dominant season has led to another trip to the all-Ontarios for Jackson Arpin.
The Rainy River Owl went a perfect 5-0 en route to claiming gold in senior boys’ singles at the NWOSSAA badminton championships yesterday in Thunder Bay.
It will be the third trip to OFSAA for Arpin, which is slated for May 2-4 in North Bay.
Arpin was dominant against his opponents at NWOSSAA, winning each match in two sets.
That included wins over opponents from the Sioux Lookout Warriors (21-4/21-6), St. Patrick Saints (21-6/21-12 and 21-16/21-9), Superior Gryphons (21-5/21-6), and Lake Superior Stingers (21-6/21-4).
The junior girls’ doubles duo of Madison Kreger and Tala Quran, meanwhile, compiled a 1-4 record to finish shy of advancing to the all-Ontarios.
The matches were close, however, as they dropped their first two to opponents from the Atikokan Voyageurs (11-21/8-21) and Marathon Falcons (20-22, 21-8, and 10-21).
Kreger and Quran then rebounded with their lone win over a pair of Saints’ opponents (21-10/21-19), before dropping their final two matches to the Manitouwadge Wolverines (21-11, 12-21, and 12-21) and Westgate Tigers (22-20, 18-21, and 19-21).
As for the Muskies, the senior girls’ doubles tandem of Tayah Badiuk and Lauryn Marchant just missed out on their second-straight trip to OFSAA as they wound up in third place.
Results of their matches were unconfirmed as of press time.