Muskie trio advance to all-Ontarios

A Muskie duo and singles player continued their unbeaten streaks on the badminton court here Wednesday en route to NWOSSAA gold and berths at the all-Ontarios next month.
The senior mixed doubles team of Natalie Desjardins and Jason Pattison went 3-0 in the round-robin before winning gold in the playoffs while Simone Desjardins enjoyed a similar result in taking the gold in the senior girls’ singles event.
The trio now move on to the all-Ontarios slated May 6-8 in Ajax.
All three have gone undefeated so far this season, including at the NorWOSSA qualifier in Dryden and then the league showdown in Atikokan.
In related news, NorWOSSA collected points during the NWOSSAA tournament here based on the play of its members and wound up tying NSSSAA (made up of teams from east of Thunder Bay) with 70 points.
“That was pretty impressive,” said coach John Gibson.
Fort High also hosted an exhibition tournament for junior badminton players on Wednesday because they don’t officially compete at the NWOSSAA level.