Sports Briefs: Ramblers badminton team 10th in B.C.

The Maple Ridge Ramblers high school badminton team was .500 in the provincial tournament...

The Maple Ridge Ramblers high school badminton team was .500 in the provincial tournament at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.

Ridge won three matches, defeating Mt. Douglas 6-5, Winston Churchill 7-4 and South Kamloops 11-0.

They also lost three matches to Killarney Secondary 5-6, Moscrop 4-7 and Point Gray 4-7 which placed them 10th in the province.

Academic all-stars

Two local scholar athletes attending Simon Fraser University were selected to the 2015 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Track and Field Academic All-Conference team.

Maple Ridge’s Jacob Karamanian, a senior who is studying biomedical physiology, had a GPA of 3.61.

Pitt Meadows resident Vladislav Moldavanov, a sophomore in business administration, posted a 3.68.

They are among the 163 student-athletes who were awarded with the distinction. To qualify for the academic all-conference teams student-athletes must have a minimum GPA of 3.20, be in their second year of competition at their current institution, and must be a projected letter winner.

Water polo champions

Two local members of the Fraser Valley Water Polo Club, Alex Rosec and Ava Morrant, were part of the team that won the National Club League Championship over the weekend.

The girls battled the Calgary Renegades in the final, and won 14-12.