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Table tennis and badminton players from Dorset Collegiate shine at Winter Games

Dorset Collegiate students Benjamin Tizzard, left, and Ty Winsor teamed up in doubles badminton and helped Team Central win a team gold medal at the Winter Games.
Dorset Collegiate students Benjamin Tizzard, left, and Ty Winsor teamed up in doubles badminton and helped Team Central win a team gold medal at the Winter Games. - Photo by Roxanne Ryland

Team gold in both sports, individual medals in table tennis

DEER LAKE, NL — Table tennis and badminton players from Dorset Collegiate were expected to be among the best at the Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games last week, and they did not disappoint.

Carter Walters makes a shot during table tennis action at the Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games held in Deer Lake. Walters earned team gold and individual silver.
Carter Walters makes a shot during table tennis action at the Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games held in Deer Lake. Walters earned team gold and individual silver.

 

All but one of the eight table tennis players for Team Central at the Games were from the Pilley’s Island school – a school that has dominated the provincial circuit for the past four years, including four consecutive provincial titles.

The players captured team gold in boys Under-14 (Carter Walters and Nate Taylor) and Under-17 (Riley Vincent and Hare Bay’s Joshua Waterman, the lone competitor outside the Green Bay South school); and girls Under-17 (Haley Elliott and Karlee Warren) and Under-14 (Sarah Warren and Laura Callahan).

Members of the central table tennis team included, from left (front): Haley Elliott, Laura Callahan, Karlee Warren, Sarah Warren, manager Jill Warren; (back) Riley Vincent, Joshua Waterman, Carter Walters, Nate Taylor and coach Mark Warren.
Members of the central table tennis team included, from left (front): Haley Elliott, Laura Callahan, Karlee Warren, Sarah Warren, manager Jill Warren; (back) Riley Vincent, Joshua Waterman, Carter Walters, Nate Taylor and coach Mark Warren.

 

Elliott repeated the gold performance in the Under-17 girls individual competition, while Callahan, Walters, Waterman and Karlee Warren earned silver medals, and Sarah Warren captured bronze.

In badminton, five of the eight central players were from Dorset Collegiate. Benjamin Tizzard, Ty Winsor, Ashton Thomas, Angel Wiseman and Brianna Warren combined with Dylan Collier and Tia Cox from St. Alban’s and Gabriel Hunt from Gaultois to win the team gold.

Members of the central badminton team include, from left (front): Angel Wiseman, Brianna Warren, Gabrielle Hunt, Tia Cox; (back) manager Nancy Oliver, Benjamin Tizzard, Ty Winsor, Ashton Thomas, Dylan Collier and coach Jeffrey Tizzard.
Members of the central badminton team include, from left (front): Angel Wiseman, Brianna Warren, Gabrielle Hunt, Tia Cox; (back) manager Nancy Oliver, Benjamin Tizzard, Ty Winsor, Ashton Thomas, Dylan Collier and coach Jeffrey Tizzard.

 

Other notable accomplishments

The boys hockey team from central, which included Noah Walsh of Baie Verte and Marty Bowers and Noah Robinson of Middle Arm, captured bronze. The team went 3-0-1 in the tournament.

The girls curling team out of Springdale featuring Mikayla Tuck, Jessica Jacobs, Lilly Jacobs and Abbie Rowsell, battled hard in their first-ever competitive competition, losing the bronze-medal game to place fourth.

The girls hockey team from central, featuring Jenna Lilly, Cieara Chatman and Kylea Keough of Springdale, also fell in the bronze-medal game to finish fourth.

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