CENAA badminton tournament

At right, École H. J. Cody High School Grade 9 students Tyler Steenbergen and Brayden Bystrom battled against a Spruce View team

Tyler Steenbergen and Brayden Bystrom

Tyler Steenbergen and Brayden Bystrom

At right, École H. J. Cody High School Grade 9 students Tyler Steenbergen and Brayden Bystrom battled against a Spruce View team in the semifinals of the Chinook’s Edge Northern Athletics Association (CENAA) badminton tournament hosted at H. J. Cody on Saturday. They went on to defeat an Innisfail High School team 21-19 and 21-16 in the final to win gold medals.

Lakers Brayden Bystrom and Tyler Steenbergen were proud of their accomplishments, winning gold at the tournament held at H. J. Cody High School. The pair will compete at the CWAJHAA (Central Western Alberta Junior High Athletics Association) level this weekend at Lindsay Thurber. Schools represented included Spruce View, Red Deer Koinonia , École Mother Teresa, Innisfail High, Delburne, River Glen, Destiny, Penhold and Bowden schools.

Emma Kooiman won a bronze medal in the Grade 9 girls singles category of the tournament.