Mixed doubles gold at 2012 Youth Nationals

Megan Lyons of Nipawin and partner James Walter of Hudson Bay struck gold in Thunder Bay, Ontario with a win in the 2012 Senior Mixed Doubles competition. Megan now has two gold medals in this event, winning it for the first time in 2010. Megan and James are pictured right.

Saskatchewan youth players picked up a few medals on the first day of Nationals, with our team getting in the the act in all four categories of doubles: senior boys James Walter, Ashtin Bear, 2nd place; senior girls Megan Lyons, Miranda Cleaveley, 2nd place; junior boys Austin Morrison, Saul Arndt, joint third; junior girls Brittany Lyons Clover Arndt, joint third.

Singles were played on day 2: Clover Arndt, junior girls joint 3rd; Megan Lyons, Miranda Cleaveley, senior girls joint 5th; James Walter, senior boys joint 5th; Saul Arndt, junior boys joint 5th. See full results (NDFC)

.Team ThirdOur overall finish this year was third, the best since 2008: fantastic job by players and coaches. Congratulations to all our winners!

Pictured right sporting their bronze medals at the banquet May 20, L-R: Laurie Lyons (chaperon), Saul Arndt, Austin Morrison, Dan Arndt (chaperon), Clover Arndt, Ashtin Bear, Brittany Lyons, Miranda Cleaveley, James Walter, Megan Lyons, Trish Gray (SDA Youth Director), Hunch Gray (coach).