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.

Friday, September 10, 2021

What's all the racket? It's Xavier Prep

 Xavier Prep’s badminton team scored an impressive 9-0 victory on Thursday (Sept. 9) over Phoenix Mountain Pointe in Ahwatukee.

The Gators now have a 5-3-1 record and will play again on Tuesday (Sept. 14) against Scottsdale Chaparral at Xavier.

Thursday’s scores

Xavier Prep 9, Mountain Pointe 0


Gigi Riviere, X, def. Kaiya Kurley, MP, 19-21, 22-20, 21-15. Jasmine Leyva, X, def. Alyssa Figueroa, MP, 21-11, 21-8. Sophia Bonilla, X, def. Elia Graves, MP, 21-13, 21-4. Riley Dowdall, X, def. Kenadee Terry, MP, 21-7, 21-13. Dani Rivera, X, def. Evita Delgado, MP, 21-16, 21-9. Caroline Cobb, X, def. Elyssa Hernandez, MP, 21-10, 21-12.


Bonilla-Riviere, X, def. Kurley-Figueroa, 21-17, 21-16. Leyva-Dowdall, X, def. Terry-Graves, MP, 21-12, 20-22, 21-13. Rivera-Cobb, X, def. Hernandez-Delgado, MP, 21-18, 21-14.

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