Lake Forest Fetes 50 years of Dau and Handball

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Lake Forest College Handball Coach Mike Dau told the 180 former players and supporters assembled how the 50 years of handball and 51 national titles started. The crowd had assembled from far and wide, from Suhn Lee coming from South Korea, Mike Bargman from Israel and inaugural team member Steve Jamron flying in from the Virgin Islands.  Coach, as he’s affectionately and respectfully called said: “In 1964, Athletic Director Nick Wasylick came to me and said the college would be building a new sports center. I went out on a limb and told him if he built a couple of handball courts, I’d field a handball team. Nick put three courts in, so I had to deliver.”

Dau had already done his homework, and knew he needed to recruit handball players to get off to a good start since it’s a longer road to bring non-players to a competitive level right from the start. Mike brought in the Yee brothers, Wes and Willie, from New York and Dave Smith and Steve Jamron from St. Louis. Those four started a great tradition of headlines for “tiny Lake Forest College” taking on the likes of The University of Texas, Memphis State, and other big-name institutions.

Since those early days of just four players, the team has grown and everyone is welcome. Coach still travels to the national junior tournaments and recruits but he also invites LFC students who didn’t know of handball before Lake Forest. When women were included in the collegiate program and scoring in the ‘80s, scores counted for the top 6 men and the top 6 women. LFC’s team size is about double that these days to encourage participation and improvement over the four-years of collegiate eligibility.

As that first group of four earned LFC’s first title (a tie with University of Texas), Dau had some clout as he recruited and his next recruiting class grew to a group of 10 with new members coming every year and not waiting for the four-year turnovers to occur. That’s the same time that team sizes grew to new scoring that counted more players.

While Dau also served as Athletic Director and football coach throughout his tenure at LFC, he’s been the only mainstay for the handball team that meets at different times to accommodate the large numbers on the three courts.

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2018 USHA National Masters Doubles & WPH R48Pro 7 #5

HOUSTON -- Dan Zimet was one for two on Sunday, dropping this 40 final to Joe Harris and George Garcia Jr. while paired with his brother after winning the 45s with Andy Schad.

The Munsons stopped powerhouses Mattioni and Piexoto in two games to defend their 35 title.  The teamwork for Mike and Dave was a big factor in the win over the first-time partners.  George Garcia Jr. and Joe Harris are the team to beat in the 40s after beating the Zimet brothers (Adam and Dan).  Andy Schad and Dan Zimet edged cousins Chris and Mike McDonald in the 45s.  Mike Wells and John Stoffel beat Jeff Wall and Brett Cooper for the 50s.  William Cervantes and Mark Zamora edged Marty Clemens and Dave McElwain in the 55s.  Lloyd Garcia earned his 10th Masters Title and Grand Master sweater when he and Gary Scogin beat Tom Fitzwater and Mike Linnik in the 60s. Bob Lohmueller got hot in the 65s, teaming with Vance McInnis to beat Greg Sizemore and Chuck Reeve.  Jay Capell got hot in the first game of the 70s over Dave Hinkleman and Bob Bardwell and then had to hang on to win the second with Alan Sherrill.  Gary Rohrer and Ron Cole were on top of their game in winning the 75s over Don Civerolo and Jim Smith.  And the new 80s pairing of Mike Driscoll and Jerry White turned back Lew Buckingham and Ben Marguglio for the title.

Killian Carroll roared back from a large second-game deficit to win the WPH pro title over Sean Lenning in an overtime finish, 15-1, 16-14.  Carroll wanted this win after falling to Lennning’s dramatic comeback in the most recent stop in Las Vegas.

See the final draws HERE.

See the broadcast schedule below (CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE).

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2018 World Championships & USHA Four-Wall Nationals

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- It was "Martina Mania" at the 2018 World Handball Championships & USHA Four-Wall Nationals.  Championship Sunday is the most anticipated day of any World Championships or Nationals, and Ireland's Martina McMahon has put the world on notice.  Just five days after winning the Women's Wallball Singles Open, McMahon took home two more titles by slamming the Women's Open Four-Wall Singles and Doubles. 

In her first match of the day, McMahon found herself in a battle against top-seeded Catriona Casey.  The two were locked in a heated game one, where McMahon held game point at 20-16.  It appeared Casey would catch McMahon as she put together an array of shots that dazzled the spectators in the stands.  Ultimately, McMahon took the final point to put an end to the rally, 21-18.

Casey was determined to force a tiebreaker, and once the second game started, she applied tremendous pressure by establishing a furious pace against McMahon.  Casey's challenge was answered with equal fervor with McMahon unleashing her powerful left to end many of the rallies.  The two played to a 12-12 tie before McMahon would pull away, sealing championship point with a left-handed kill from the right corner. 

In the doubles, McMahon and partner Aisling Reilly jumped on their opponents, Casey and Aishling O'Keefe, dominating the first game, 21-5.  In the second, Casey and O'Keefe jelled much better and made a push for a third game, but the firepower of McMahon and Reilly proved to be the difference as they clinched the 21-16 victory. 

In the Men's Open Doubles final, Ireland's Robbie McCarthy and Diarmaid Nash defended their Worlds Crown with a dominating performance over top U.S. team Marcos Chavez and Sean Lenning, 21-7, 21-14.  The Irish team was just too strong and didn't show any weakness as they picked apart the Americans.  

Sunday's finals capped an amazing event in Minnesota.  Special thanks to:  Steve Johnson, John Wilinski, the WPH, the MHSA, Keith Thode, the army of volunteers who were either scheduled or just simply stepped up when and where they saw a need to help.  Thank you to the players who traveled and put on an amazing 10 days of handball.  Full coverage of the event will be featured in the November issue of Handball Magazine. 

See the 2018 World Handball Championships & USHA Four-Wall Nationals draws HERE.

Watch Sunday's Matches Here:

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Killian Carroll is a three-time USHA National Champion and first-time World Champion after defeating Martin Mulkerrins 21-16, 21-18.  The finalists and doubles partners put on an amazing show for the gallery through two hard-fought games.  In the first game, Carroll never completely pulled away, leaving the outcome in doubt until securing a five-point win.  Although he looked good to spectators, the defending champion was none too pleased with his play.  

"I was leaving too many setups for Martin," Carroll said.  "That was going to be trouble if it continued."

The intensity picked up for the second game as Mulkerrins made a push to force a tiebreaker.  With the score knotted at 18-18, Carroll pulled away for the final three points. 

"At 18-18, someone had to get a break," Mulkerrins commented.  "And Killian got it."  

The win marked the third consecutive National singles crown for Carroll along with his first World Title.   

Watch the Men's Open Final at 11:00 a.m. Central between Martin Mulkerrins and Killian Carroll here: 

You can watch Saturday's matches LIVE on the following YouTube linkl:

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The buzz surrounding the Men's Open Semifinals reached a fever-pitch on Friday morning.  The day's first contest between Killian Carroll and Robbie McCarthy was a marquee match-up many had waited to see:  Carroll, the two-time defending USHA Nationals champion against a confident McCarthy who looked dominant throughout these World Championships.  

McCarthy jumped all over Carroll to start, building a 8-0 lead before Carroll could even get on the scoreboard.  Carroll would answer with his own 8-1 run, tailing 8-9.  McCarthy seemed unfazed and would pull away and take the first game 21-13. 

In the second game, Carroll dictated the pace and forced the tiebreaker by the identical score, 21-13.  

A coin toss decided who would get the serve in the tiebreaker, and Carroll capitalized on this chance, winning 11-3.  

All the excitement from the first match was soon quelled by the stunning news from the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA):  Paul Brady could not play due to the ankle injury suffered the day before.  There would be no 2013 Des Moines USHA National Finals rematch, as the forfeit would move Martin Mulkerrins into the final.  This was truly a devastating blow to the five-time champion who looked flawless up to Friday's semifinal.  

Killian Carroll and Martin Mulkerrins will play in tomorrow's Men's Open Singles Four-Wall final (11 a.m. Central).  

All top-4 Women's seeds advanced to the semifinals on Friday.  See Saturday's broadcast details for more information.  

You can watch Saturday's matches LIVE on the following YouTube linkl:

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Saturday, August 18

11:00 a.m. - Men’s Open Singles Final: Martin Mulkerrins (IRE) vs Killian Carroll (IRE)

12:00 p.m. - Women’s Open Singles Semifinal:  Martina McMahon (IRE) vs Aisling Reilly (North of IRE)

1:00 p.m.  - Women’s Open Singles Semifinal: Catriona Casey (IRE) vs Ciana Ni Churraoin (IRE)

2:00 p.m. - Men’s Doubles Semifinals: Ortiz/Perez vs Nash/McCarthy

3:00 p.m. - Men’s Doubles Semifinals: Mulkerrins/Carroll vs Lenning/Chavez

Watch LIVE matches from the WPH broadcast HERE.

See the day's results and draws HERE.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The quarterfinals of the Men's Open singles brought incredible drama to 2018 World Championships and USHA Four-Wall Nationals.  Team USA's Sean Lenning (pictured stretching for a return) pushed Ireland's Robbie McCarthy to a 19-19 tie in the first game, but the lengthy American ultimately couldn't break through, falling 21-19, 21-14. 

Killian Carroll stopped countryman Diarmaid Nash in their two-game contest, 21-14, 21-8.  Carroll faces McCarthy in Friday's first semifinal. 

Five-time defending champion Paul Brady found himself in an all-out brawl against Mexico's Luis Cordova Jr.  During a an early rally, Brady landed awkwardly and turned his ankle after taking a shot.  Things looked bleak as Brady left the court and nearly exhausted his injury time out.  After a 13-minute break, Brady returned to the court, but it was doubtful if he could continue.  Cordova seized the opportunity and built a small lead before Brady stormed back to steal the game, 21-17.  In the second, Cordova jumped to a 10-0 lead as the match appeared ready to go to a third game.  Brady responded with a 21-5 run to secure his place in the semifinal.  

He'll face Martin Mulkerrins who outlasted Colin Crehan in two tightly contested games, 21-13, 21-17. 

See the day's results, draws & future match times HERE.



See the day's results, draws & future match times HERE.

Schedule for Thursday, August 16th, 2018
(All times CDT)
Men's Quarterfinals 4 Wall Open
10:00am               Martin Mulkerrins (IRE) vs Colin Crehan (IRE)
11:00am               Killian Carroll (IRE) vs Diarmaid Nash (IRE)
12:00pm               Robbie McCarthy (IRE) vs Sean Lenning (USA)
1:00pm                 Luis Cordova (MEX) vs Paul Brady (IRE)
#Bonus Coverage Subject to change after 1pm
2:00pm                 Women's Singles, Men's Open Doubles or Other TBD


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The final day of one-wall competition brought unprecedented drama and incredible play to the courts determining the first 2018 World Championships Open Titles.  Danielle Daskalakis and Martina McMahon produced the first amazing show for handball fans.  McMahon surprised Daskalakis in the first game, 21-15 only to see the American force a tiebreaker with a dramatic 21-18 win in the second.  In the tiebreaker, McMahon played solidly down the stretch to win, 11-4.  

In the Men's Open Wallball Singles final, Conor McElduff was too strong for Vlad Klym, winning the first Men's Open Wallball crown for his country, 21-8, 21-6.  

William Polanco and Joe Kaplan battled for the Small Ball One-Wall Open crown with Polanco winning 21-18, 21-18.  

The best match was saved to the last, featuring USA's Vlad Klym and Igmar McKenzie against Irealnd's top-seeded Paudi Quish and Conor McElduff.  Team Ireland was looking for a clean sweep in the wallball events, but Klym and McKenzie played inspired handball out of the gate, storming to a 21-17 first game win.  In the second, the Irish team, fueled by the cheering gallery, fought off match point to force the tiebreaker, 21-20.  In the tiebreaker, McKenzie and Klym took over, winning the Worlds title, 11-6.    

Watch the WPH Broadcast replay HERE: 

See the day's results, draws & future match times HERE.

Please Note:  Times & Draws are TENTATIVE and may change up to the day of the event.  Remember to double-check match times on the day of the event. 

The USHA and WPH are thrilled to announce a partnership in supporting Team USA Handball and broadcasting the 2018 World Handball Championships & USHA Four-Wall Nationals from Minneapolis, MN.  

Watch LIVE coverage at 11 a.m. local Minnesota time (Central), beginning Tuesday, August 14, 2018.  Get more information and each day's links HERE.

What's happening in Minneapolis off the courts???  See the the latest "Things to Do" page made exclusively for our 2018 World Handball Championships [HERE]!  

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Monday was the first day of four-wall competition started on Monday, but all eyes were fixed on the Wallball and One-Wall semifinals.  The Men's Open Small Ball One-Wall final proves that 40 is the new 30.  William Polanco will face Joe Kaplan in the title match on Tuesday.  In wallball action, Conor McElduff and Vlad Klym will meet in the Men's Open Singles Wallball final on Tuesday.  McElduff hopes to bring the first Wallball World Title back to Ireland.  

See the day's results, draws & future match times HERE.


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Ecuador's William Coello saves his best game for the World's stage.  Coello collected another World Championship on Sunday, defeating Patrick Sullivan of Ireland in the Men's 50-Plus Wallball Division 21-13, 21-15. 

In the other Sunday final, Jamie Kelly of Ireland made an incredible game two comeback to stop New York's Isaiah Hong for the Men's B Singles One-Wall Small Ball crown, 21-3 and 21-17.   

A large crowd gathered for the Parade of Nations as teams and representatives proudly showed their countries flags during the ceremony.  Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey delivered a warm welcome to players and marveled at how handball can bring together so many people from different places and backgrounds together for one event.  

See the day's results, draws & future match times HERE.






MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Minnesota's own Mike Gustafson brought the first 2018 World Title to his home state by winning the Masters Singles 1-Wall Small Ball title over Ireland's James Doyle on Saturday, 21-13, 12-0 injury default.  What started as a spirited match, ended anticlimactically with Doyle's injury default.  

Gustafson survived a strong start by Doyle in the first before finding his own groove.  Trailing 5-1, Gustafson settled comfortably to first take the lead and the first game.  

"I didn't get much small ball practice before," admitted Gustafson.  "But it was like going for a crack-serve in four-wall, but making sure [the ball] stayed in.  Once that happens, you can hook the serve off the court.  It was too bad he was hurt.  It would have been a great match to finish."  

Unfortunately, this wasn't the first finals forfeiture for Doyle.  Earlier in the day, he pulled up with a hamstring injury and couldn't finish the Masters Singles Wallball final against Ecuador's Carlos Lalama, (losing 21-9 before stopping play). 

Doyle didn't let the setback prevent him from "making a go of it" in the small ball final.  Doyle's skill, mixed with grit and determination pushed Gustafson early.   

Congrats to the many others who won World titles on Saturday.  See results, draws & future match times HERE.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The second full day of action set the table for many of first one-wall and wall ball finals for the 2018 World Handball Championships. 

Ireland's James Doyle, the top seed in the Masters Wallball and One-Wall Small Ball Singles survived two semifinals tiebreakers to reach the final in both divisions.  In the Wallball semifinal, Jack Safros of New York came back big and dominated Doyle in the second game for force a third set, but Doyle recovered nicely to win easily, 21-12, 6-21, 11-3.  

It didn't look like Doyle had much left in the small ball seminal against fellow countryman, John O'Connor.  The lefty from Munster had Doyle on the ropes in the tiebreaker with a commanding 9-6 advantage.  The deficit and pressure didn't effect Doyle who calmly regained the serve and proceeded to attack the right side of the court, forcing O'Connor to chase returns with his off-hand.  Doyle scored four unanswered points to reach match point and delivered a driving ace serve to the right to secure a spot in Saturday's final.  

"Small ball can be strange," said Doyle.  "It can go fast.  You can control a big ball a bit more, but fortunately, I made some shots and was able to get a few hooks in."  

Doyle faces Minnesota's Mike Gustafson in tomorrow's Small Ball final.  He'll first go up against Ecuador's Carlos Lalama in the Wallball final at 2:00 p.m. (Central).

See today's results along with other draws & start times HERE.


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The 2018 World Handball Championships and USHA Four-Wall Nationals kicked off with wallball and one-wall singles competition in the North Gym at the University of Minnesota Recreation and Wellness Center.  Many of the matches on the inaugural day of the tournament were one-sided, but not the Men's 23-Under contest between Ben Devlin and Jamie Kelly (Photo: Kelly swinging - Keith Thode)

Kelly simply dominated Devlin early on, holding his opponent to singles digits in the first game.  But in the second, a more determined Devlin kept pace and pulled out a narrow three-point win to force the third deciding game.  The two battled to a near standstill in the tiebreaker, but Devlin pulled away late for an improbably victory.  The two resume play in their Round Robin division tomorrow.  

See today's results along with other draws & start times HERE.









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66th USHA National Collegiate Championships


Combined Scores  Men's Scores Women's Scores



Men's Scores Women's Scores


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- For the first time in modern USHA Collegiate Championships history, a team title was decided on the final day pending the results of the Men's Open Singles final.  Juan Canales (Lake Forest) and Sam Esser (Missouri State) held the fate of the Men's Team title in their hands with the result of their singles final.  The pair displayed the weekend's best handball and pure class through three games.  Splitting the first two games 21-16, Esser held a 3-0 lead in the tiebreaker but couldn't pull away.  Canales kept coming and ultimately took the lead; however, Esser didn't go quietly, forcing long rallies before falling 11-8 in front of a packed house.  With the win (and some help in another division), Lake Forest edged Missouri State for the Men's title.  That result didn't effect the Combined Team title, which Missouri State clinched on Saturday.  

In the Men's Doubles final, Esser and Max Langmack had too much firepower as they cruised to victory, defeating Canales and Ricardo Palmas, 21-8, 21-5.

Dublin City's Fiona Tully slammed the Women's Open events, defeating DCU teammate Meadhbh Ni Dhalaigh in the singles final, 21-8, 21-7.  The Open finalists teamed together to defeat Missouri State's Taylor Rumping and Christina Pecaut in the Women's Open Doubles final, 21-7, 21-2.

USHA President LeaAnn Martin with USHA Coach of the Year Tommy Burnett.

At the Collegiate Championship Banquet on Saturday, Tommy Burnett was honored with the USHA Coach of the Year Award.  USHA President LeaAnn Martin presented the award to Burnett who thanked his family, fellow coaches, volunteers and the handball players who helped make his program a success.    

The USHA also awarded John C. Sabo Sr. Scholarships to Julie Huestis of Pacific University and Chandler Straw of Lake Forest.

Martin with Sabo Scholarship recipients Chandler Straw and Julie Huestis with USHA's Matt Krueger.

This is the first National Collegiates hosted on the courts since they were dedicated as the Dr. Thomas Burnett Handball Courts back in November.   The refinished courts named for the Hall of Fame coach looked pristine as they were refinished and ready for the tournament.  

The USHA Collegiate National Championships offer a unique format where each player is guaranteed three matches.  The first two matches determine final division placement (Open, A, B, etc.).  The third match (and beyond if player advances)  determine points scored for their team.  See the updated draws and results below.  Team results will be posted once scores are confirmed.

Please Note:  Draws updated Feb. 25 (12:30 p.m. Central)

Men's Singles (Friday Matches/Results)

Open (9-16)


Women's Singles (Friday Matches/Results)

Open (9-16)

Men's Doubles


Women's Doubles


Men's Singles (First Matches)

Men 1-16
Men 17-32
Men 33-48
Men 49-64
Men 65-80
Men 81-96
Men 97-112
Men 113-128

Men's Singles (Thursday Matches/Results)



Women's Singles (First Matches)

Women 1-16
Women 17-32
Women 33-48
Women 49-64
Women 65-80

Women's Singles (Thursday Matches/Results)


B1/B2 (cont.)
B1/B2 X

2017 Results (65th USHA Collegiate Handball Championships) HERE.

Rules, Eligibility and Code of Conduct


  • Monday, February 19 - Starting Times and Draws Posted
  • February 21 (12 pm) - Play may begin
  • February 25-(12 pm) - Play ends
  • March 5 - All American Bios and Championship Articles due

Division names

The new naming conventions will be broken into Open, A, B, and C Divisions for the men and women draws. Each Division will contain a number of brackets based upon the number of players in a division.


  • Open Division – Open Bracket
  • A Division – A1, A2, A3 Brackets
  • B Division – B1, B2, B3, Brackets
  • C Division – C1, C2, C3 Brackets


  • Open Division– Open Bracket
  • A Division – A1, A2 Brackets
  • B Division – B1, B2 Brackets
  • C Division - C Bracket

To categorize teams for Open, A, or B team titles, you would take the AVERAGE of the players’ seeds. For the 2017 men’s draw, to find the three Divisions you would divide the total number of entrants by 3, e.g. 162 entrants / 3 = 54.

  • Open Division up to 54
  • A Division 55 – 108
  • B Division 109 - 162

To qualify for a team title, a school would still need to have a minimum of three players in a gender. Points would be calculated exactly how they were in 2017. The schools would have been divided as follows in the Men’s 2017 tournament using this method.


Point Distribution



  • Wall chart-Draws will be posted on the wall in a diamond shape to reflect where players move to as the players either win or lose in the first two rounds.
  • Women's Divisions (template)
  • Men's Divisions (template)



  • Location-TBD
  • Times- Thursday (TBD), Friday (TBD), Saturday (TBD)


  • Location-TBD
  • Times-TBD

Coaches meetings

    • Welcome Meeting - Room 248 (Above Lobby) 11 a.m.
    • Times - TBD
    • Agendas - TBD


    • All Tournament -(semi and finalist Open division both genders)
    • All American-top 4 (or more in case of tie) American players in top 16 Singles or finalists of Open Doubles
    • Sportsmanship (both genders)
    • Most Improved Player (both genders based on 2017 finish/2018 finish)
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2018 USHA Hall of Fame Tournament

New! Videos uploaded...TUCSON, Ariz. -- Abe Montijo, coach and mentor for the Fred Lewis Foundation, showed the young ones how it's done on Sunday.  Montijo upset Braulio Ruiz to take the Open singles and team with Ruiz to win the doubles over two of his proteges, Pedro Murillo and Carlos Espinoza. 

Video has been posted for a number of matches, including the Open final. Click here:

Ashley Moler beat Beth Blackstone for the Women's title and then fell just a bit short in the A singles final against Ivan Lugo.  Vinnie Natale emerged undefeated in the 40 singles as did Andy Wills and Jim Westerman in the 50 doubles.

It was a great weekend in the Old Pueblo with players enjoying the Saturday Evening Banquet at the Hall of Fame where Kelly Albers was presented the Marty Decatur Sportsmanship Award.  Next year, the Hall of Fame will celebrate its 25th anniversary and is looking to add the Masters singles and Women's Classic to the weekend's activity.

Many thanks to Charlie Wicker, Vince San Angelo and the Tucson Community for a great weekend.
Brackets and Results can be found on the tournaments BRACKET ACE HERE [Main Page]


Fred Banfield
Charlie Wicker
Fred Lewis
Carl Porter
David Vincent – WPH
Joe Wright
Doug Clark
Brian Wessel
Joe Wright
Doug Clark
Brian Wessel
Jack Herbst
Ron Deriana
Paul Flasch    
Ron Kroll
Ken Hartnett
John Ross
Rich Stevens
Alex Jacome
Vince San Angelo
Pete Jorgensen
Bob Henry
John Stalder
Andy Onate
Don Wharton
Steve Sheldon
Jack Herbst
Ron Deriana
Paul Flasch    
Ron Kroll
Ken Hartnett
Kam Nassar
Larry Lenning
Leo Carrillo


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2018 USHA National Masters Singles


SAN DIEGO -- Tommy Hynes of Wexford brought raw power and determination to the 45 singles final against Chris Watkins.  Watkins had beaten Hynes the last time they met but Hynes' was on top of his game on Sunday, racing to the title. George Garcia Jr. showed up healthy on Sunday and ready to play two finals. Kevin Price had a rough night and didn't know if he could take the court after tough wins on Saturday.  Garcia eased his way to the 35 title and Price wasn't able to take the court for the 40s.  Mike McDonald earned the 50 title over Ryan Grossenbacher in a tiebreaker.  Bobby Nicholas overcame a determined Marty Clemens and a sore left arm to win the 55s.  Lloyd Garcia earned his 9th title in his quest for the Grand Master sweater over Dave Streibig in three games.  Billy Wyrsch turned back Bob Lohmueller in yet another tiebreaker for the 65s.  In the 70s, Greg Raya showed he's still the one to beat, taking Greg Stansbury in two games.  Jim Smith won the battle of the dentists over Gary Rohrer in the 75s.  Mike Driscoll moved into the 80s for his first win in that group, beating Jerry White in the final.


See the final results of the 2018 USHA National Masters Singles Draws on r2sports HERE.

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2018 USHA Women's Classic & Southwest Regionals

AUSTIN, Texas -- A determined Suzanne Koehler (hitting) beat Jennifer Schmitt in the final of the Women's Classic.  Koehler said she was looking forward to the rematch on the same court from two years ago.  Everyone got lots of play in the triple drop down. 

The Men's Open semis featured current vs. former Collegiate stars with Adam Bernhard facing Max Langmack and Memo Pallares versus Sam Esser.  The elders won again as Esser admitted: "We've been coming here for four years and trying to beat those guys."  Bernhard held on to his title but not without a tussle. Pallares took the first game and garnered 9 in the tiebreaker.

Follow the results at the tournament's R2sports site HERE.


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Mardak Scholarships

The Mardak Scholarships will be awarded in the Fall semester this year. 

Eligibility:  Mardak Scholarships will be awarded to full-time college applicants who have taught handball through their community handball program anytime during 2020.  The Mardak Scholarships are available to any students teaching handball, not just handball players.  As an example, Kinesiology Majors (who will teach Physical Education) and are involved in teaching at one school.  Requirement:  Applicants must be USHA Certified Level I instructors.

Award:  This year, six $2,000 scholarships are available through the Mardak Scholarship program.  

How to apply: Please send an essay outlining current academic status and course work, handball experience and/or teaching handball experience.  Please include unofficial transcripts and how the money would help further the applicant’s education.

Applications will be reviewed with the intent to reward students in good academic standing.  Of course, good character and financial need are other considerations.

Email Applications to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Please include "Mardak Scholarship" in the Subject Line).

2020 Application Deadline: Sept. 15

Mardak Scholarships Awarded will be awarded in October one month after the deadline. 

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