Bulldogs News · Badminton heads to state playoffs


The Queen Creek girls badminton team has finished its regular season and is preparing to head to the state playoffs this weekend.

The team finished 9-5 and ranked no. 13 in Division I, just one spot shy of reaching the team state championship bracket.

Sophomore Jaye Estrada has advanced in the singles bracket and will play her first round match on Friday, Oct. 25 at Independence High School at 10 a.m. Estrada had an overall regular season record of 16-7 with a 6-6 singles record and a 10-1 doubles record.

Kaitlyn Aeppli and Shayley Webster have advanced to the doubles bracket and will also play on Friday at 10 a.m. in round one. Senior Aeppli finished the regular season with an overall record of 18-10 and was 7-7 in her single’s matches and 11-3 in her double’s matches. Webster had an overall regular season record of 19-9. She was 11-3 in her single’s matches and 8-6 in her double’s matches. The two of them played three doubles matches together during the season and were 1-2.

Good luck to all of our athletes participating this weekend and check our social media pages for results and updates.