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, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Badminton enjoys the feeling of winning again

 Xavier Prep’s badminton team got back on the winning track on Wednesday (Sept. 29) with an 8-1 road victory over Mesa Skyline.

Xavier (6-6-1) will have a home match against Chandler Hamilton on Thursday (Sept. 30).

Wednesday’s results

Xavier Prep 8, Skyline 1


Gigi Riviere, X, def. Emily Muir, S, 21-17, 21-19; Jasmine Leyva, X, def. Shadyn Russo, S, 21-17, 21-6; Riley Dowdall, X, def. Amber Sultan, S, 21-15, 21-17; Sophia Bonilla, X, def. Ilaney Conway, S, 21-11, 21-6; Lexi Garman, X, def. Natalie Teran, S, 21-14, 21-7; Caroline Cobb, X, def. Audrey Alvarez, S, 21-16, 21-12.


Russo-Muir, S, def. Leyva-Riviere, X, 21-12, 21-16; Dowdall-Bonilla, X, def. Teran-Conway, S, 21-10, 21-11; Garman-Cobb, X, def. Sultan-Alvarez, S, 21-11, 21-11.

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