Moose Jaw athletes win five medals at badminton districts.

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Vanier's Nicole Gottselig returns a shot while teammate Emily Ma looks on during girls double semifinal action at districts on Saturday morning at Peacock Collegiate.

The Moose Jaw high schools usually perform well at districts and this year was no different. With 16 different local athletes participating, Moose Jaw won five medals, including four gold in the five different divisions at the South Central District Athletic Association district tournament on Saturday held at Peacock Collegiate.

“It was excellent and there was some great competition,” said league commissioner, Brenda Dowling. “Moose Jaw was pretty successful in winning some medals.”

With over 60 athletes from 17 different high schools, it was a great representation from the Moose Jaw athletes.

“We usually do well, but I don’t know if in the past we have had so many gold medal winners,” said Dowling. “To have gold in four events could probably be unprecedented.”

Fish set a goal of finishing in the top two at districts; instead she outdid herself and finished with her first district gold medal.

“It was good, but it was a tough match,” said Fish. “I knew she was going to be tough and I knew there was going to be other girls there that were tough, but I just came ready.”

Between games, Fish would watch the others single girls’ games and try to mentally prepare herself in case she met them in the semifinal or final.

“I watched how the other girls played to see what I could do against them,” Fish said.

With the gold medal win, Fish is off to regionals and is hoping for a top four finish.

“I’ve never been there, so I am just going to do my best,” Fish said. “I don’t know what the competition will be like, so I want to get out of the round robin.”

For more on this story and results, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: South Central District Athletic Association, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw

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