April 21, 2010 > Badminton Recap
By Sanjna Shukla
This past week marked the halfway point of high school badminton in the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL). With six games left in the season, teams have time to improve their records before playoff season kicks off.
Defending champion Mission San Jose High School held on to the top spot this week. They ousted both Dougherty Valley and American high schools by a combined score of 15-2.
Although Mission San Jose is still in the lead, they have yet to shutout a single opponent. They were able to hold both Washington and Newark Memorial high schools to one point, but have not yet won all 17 matches. The Warriors are currently undefeated with a record of eight wins and zero losses.
Irvington High School, hot off a win against Dougherty Valley, kept the momentum going as they beat both their opponents this week. The Vikings were able to shutout John F. Kennedy High School, 17-0.
The Vikings are the second team to leave its opponent scoreless in a dual match. James Logan was the first team to accomplish this impressive feat back in the second week of play against Dougherty Valley. Irvington held Washington High School at one point in their third consecutive win.
American High School suffered two losses this week. The future was looking promising for the Eagles after they beat both Washington and Kennedy the previous week, but they were not able to continue their winning streak. Their record is 3-5.
Although American is struggling to improve its record, the team having the most trouble this season is JFK. They have yet to snag a win as they continue their winless streak. They are looking to bounce back from a scoreless game against Irvington.
Next week will be competitive as Irvington goes up against Newark Memorial and rival Mission San Jose. Log onto the Tri-City Voice Sports website for up-to-the-minute scores at www.tricityvoice.com/sports.