Athlete of the Week
Phoebe Riddell & Shelby Orchard
The Powerland Rural High School Athletes of the Week are Phoebe Riddell and Shelby Orchard of the Miami Marlins badminton team.
This doubles duo finished first at the Garden Valley, Northlands Parkway, Gimli, two Carman tournaments, and Zone 4 Regional, while placing 2nd at the Louis Riel tournament. They also won their third Zone 4 Girls Doubles Championships, qualifying them for the provincial badminton championships taking place this weekend in Brandon. Coach Steve Doell states, “Shelby and Phoebe are an absolute dream to coach because they both have never missed a practice and are continually working on getting better at their shots and strategy. They are also great role models for the rest of our athletes. Even though they have only been beaten by one team all year they are humble, polite, respectful, and professional beyond their years."
Riddell in grade 11 and Orchard in Grade 12 both maintain a 90% academic average. Riddell also participates in volleyball and fastpitch, while Orchard participates in volleyball, curling and fastpitch.