Bio

DON KETCHUM is a native of Phoenix. He was a sportswriter for The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette for nearly four decades. He covered high school sports on several occasions as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State sports. From 2008-14, he was a staff writer for AIA365.com, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Badminton falls just short against Red Mountain

 Xavier Prep’s badminton team gave it a valiant effort in its attempt to win its second match of the young season, but fell just short on Monday (Sept 28), 5-4 at Mesa Red Mountain.

The scores:

Singles

RM def. Lina Vanderwey, X, 21-15, 21-14. Sophie Riviere, X, def. RM, 21-19, 21-11. Lauren Etsitty, X, def. RM, 21-15, 21-18. RM def. Mia Velasco, X, 21-19, 21-19. Malindi Kilb, X, def. RM, 21-13, 14-21, 22-20. RM def. Zoe Barton, X, 21-18, 15-21, 21-17.

Doubles

Vanderwey-S. Riviere, X, def. RM, 21-12, 21-15. RM def. Velasco-Etsitty, X, 21-17, 21-12. RM def. Kilb-Barton, X, 21-23, 21-12, 21-17.

The Gators will be back at home in the Activity Center on Wednesday (Sept. 30) for a match against  Mesa Skyline. Match time is 4 p.m.

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