Members of the Alberni District Secondary School badminton team are jubilant after taking first place at the North Island badminton championships in Duncan. The team next competes in the Island championships

Alberni tops at badminton North Islands

The Alberni District Secondary School badminton team took first place at the North Island high school badminton championships in Duncan

The Alberni District Secondary School badminton team dominated the competition and took first place at the North Island high school badminton championships at Duncan Christian School.

Alberni defeated host Duncan Christian and Nanaimo Christian 10-1 and Dwight International School 11-0.

Team members Jesse Law, Jessie Slassor, Makenna Cyr, Alan Kim, Eric Newton, Matt Schmidt, Paula Sogge, and Jaime Berry all went undefeated in match play, while mixed doubles partners Robert Bota and Mackenzie Berry, and Reanne Miller and Elson Wong gave up just one match each.

Outstanding play and sportsmanship by all players.

The team will next participate in the Island Championships on May 9.