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Senior Night Success For Badgers In 8-1 Win Over North Canyon

12 October 2018  
Kori Berra reaches for the birdie in her singles match yesterday. Berra won 2-1 by scores of 0-11, 13-10, and 11-3. Photo by Ron Williams

Nine Seniors recognized as team prepares for playoffs

It was a memorable time for the Prescott Badgers seniors, as the badminton team ended the regular season with an 8-1 win over the North Canyon Rattlers.

Kori Berra, one of the eleven seniors, had a very tough start to her singles match, but rebounded nicely to take two of three for the win. Berra had this to say after her match. "My match was crazy. It was a hard match, and I was just glad I was able to win." In regards to senior night, "When you start out as a freshmen, you look at the seniors, and think how much better they are. Then you get to this night and think wow, how fast it really goes by. I want to thanbk my teammates and Coach Bobbi, for what a great job she has done with our team. It has been a lot of fun."

Coach Bobbi Yoder said, "Tonight was a special night in that it was Senior Night for 9 of my 11 Varsity players. All 11 of these young ladies contributed to the win tonight and to our overall record this season. I am so proud of these young ladies for everything they have accomplished so far this season. It truly has been a team effort every match and I count myself blessed to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing group of young ladies."

Prescott is now Division II Northwest Region Champs (back to back years), ranked #1 in the state in Division II,  finished (13-0) in the regular season. Coach Yoder added, "We have a lot to be proud o, but we are no where near done yet."

Division II Individual State for Singles and Doubles will be October 19th & 20th at 10 am at Independence H.S.. Division II Team State Tournament will start on Monday October 22nd at 4 pm at Prescott H.S..

#1 Erika Smith split won 11-1, 11-5
#2 Mackenzie Schultz won 11-7, 11-0
#3 Carolyn Hulse won 11-0, 11-3
#4 Sara D'Alessandro won 11-3, 11-4
#5 Kori Berra split and won 0-11, 13-10, 11-3
#6 Lauryn Lawlor lost 5-11, 7-11

#1 Hollie Dalton/Kendall Crockett split and won 12-15, 15-8, 15-8
#2 Erika Smith/Kenna McMahan won 15-13, 15-0
#3 Zoey Frazier/Maddison Pierce won 15-1,15-5

Northwest Region Standings
School                    W-L       W-L
PRESCOTT               7-0       13-0
Horizon                    6-1       10-4
Barry Goldwater      4-2       11-2
Deer Valley               3-3        9-4
North Canyon           3-4        8-6
Paradise Valley         2-4        6-7
Shadow Mountain    1-5        6-7
Saguaro                     0-7        3-9
AIA Divsion II Rankings Top 10 (as of October 10)
1 PRESCOTT                 13-0
2 Sunnyslope               13-0
3 Mesquite                   12-1
4 Washington               12-1
5 Central                       13-0
6 Horizon                      10-4
7 Barry Goldwater        11-2
8 Greenway                   12-2
9 Ironwood                    10-2
10 Deer Valley                 9-4


Ron Williams

Ron Williams is the advisor, broadcaster, and sportswriter for the BBN, Badger Broadcasting Network. The BBN is a community club for high school students enrolled in the Prescott Unified School District.