Desert Edge Girls Varsity Badminton

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All-Academic Athletes, Fall 2020

Sports360AZ All-Academic Fall Team Sports Badminton Scholar Athletes: First Team – Veronica Nguyen, YenNhi Nguyen Honorable Mention – Gabriela Quevedos, Isabella Neumann, Melissa Leor, Nereida Swanson Golf Scholar Athletes: First Team – Eva Heinz Honorable Mention – Evianna Varela, Jocelyn Miller, Kaleah Steele, Taytum Willbanks Football Scholar Athletes: First Team – Myles Hobbs, Logan Corfield, Patrick Biegun

DE Badminton wrap-up

The Lady Scorpions finished the year on a high note improving 12 AIA rankings spots to finish #24 in State in Division II, their highest ranking ever in their 3rd year of the program. In addition, with 6 of 9 members nominated for the Sports360AZ All-Academic honors with a team average of 3.36 unweighted GPA, these

Desert Edge falls in final match

Desert Edge (#24) fell to Moon Valley (#18) on the road by a score of 2-7 in its final match of the season. Lady Scorpions #2 Melissa Leor continued adding to her all-time singles wins record with a 21-15, 21-14 over the Rocket’s Ariana Spencer. DE’s #3 doubles team of Sophia Walton/Neireda Swanson knocked off

Another Badminton Record Falls

The Lady Scorpions (#22) took on playoff bound Verrado (#13) and fell to the Vipers by a score of 1-8. However, Desert Edge’s #2 doubles tandem YenNhi Nguyen (So.) and Veronica Nguyen (So.) shocked the host’s Vipers duo of Selah Chabala (Sr.) /Zelyca Almerez (Sr.) with a 15-21, 25-23, 21-19 victory, and moving them into the school

Desert Edge vs #1 Prescott

On paper, the Lady Scorpions were horribly mismatched taking on the #1 ranked Prescott Badgers who came in with an overall individual record of 81-8, compared to Desert Edge’s 30-83 on the 2020 season, but with nothing to lose and everything to gain, the Lady Scorpions came out firing on all cylinders. The goal was to

Badminton falls this week

With another brutal scheduling week taking on #13 Kellis and #12 Cactus in back-to-back contests, The Lady Scorpions definitely fought hard against two teams vying for a shot in the postseason. While posting identical 1-8 scores against the Cougars and Cobra’s, there were some memorable moments this week: Desert Edge #5 Gabriella Quevedos nearly upset Cougars Jocelyn

DE knocks off Centennial 6-3 in historic night

Let the Birdies hit the floor as the Lady Scorpions remain undefeated at home as they knocked off visiting Centennial 6-3, in a historic night for the third-year program. This was Desert Edge’s third straight opponent in as many days and the Lady Scorpions came out hot taking four-of-six in singles with #1 Yanet Diaz

DE falls to Sunrise Mountain 9-0

The Lady Scorpions traveled to perennial state contender, 4th ranked and last years’s state semi-finalist team Sunrise Mountain and fell 9-0 to the Mustangs in a sectional contest. While the result was to be expected as we are year three in the program, the girls walked away with valuable collegiate level experience and some accolades and friendships from

Badminton wins over Dysart in sectional opener

Desert Edge (2-3 overall, 1-0 section) traveled on the road and opened a triple header this week in historic fashion with a 6-3 victory over the Dysart Demons. The Lady Scorpions came out rackets blazing taking four singles matches right out of the gate, with wins by #2 Melissa Leor, #4 Veronica Nguyen, #5 Gabriela