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Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Friday, February 16, 2018

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Here Comes the Birdie

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Bearcat badminton players practice for their upcoming games

Get your rackets and birdies ready, because badminton season is coming up soon!

Badminton is a fun and competitive sport to play. Whether you are an experienced badminton player, or someone who justs wants to try something new, you are sure to have a blast.

Last year, the San Mateo High badminton teams did well according to coach Pye Koko despite having many new players. “Playing badminton with some of my friends was really fun. I had a pretty beast partner and we placed second or third in the men’s doubles tournament,” said Ryan Hong, one of the new players.

Spring badminton tryouts are set to begin at he start of February. Players are split into two teams in badminton: varsity and exhibition. In varsity, winning matches will count as a point for the league tournament. while, matches won in exhibition games do not count as points in the league tournament.

There are also five divisions in the league tournament: men’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s singles, women’s  doubles, and mixed doubles. Each division has three teams, so for example there are three mixed doubles in the mixed tournament, three men’s doubles in the men’s singles tournament, etc. Everyone in each of the five divisions will play opponents in their division twice. Practices are usually held Mondays and Thursdays after school.

“ I’m looking forward to the new players that I will be getting!” said Coach Pye Koko.

 

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