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61st USHA National Junior Four-Wall Championships

TUCSON -- The Boy's 17-Under final was an international affair showcasing Canada's Michael Gaulton against Ireland's Kavan O'Keefe.  Gaulton delivered a flawless performance, winning the title in two games, 21-3, 21-10.  The champion put immense pressure on O'Keefe, executing steady high-percentage shots while closing the door on many rallies with impressive kills.  Ever since his first juniors, Gaulton has steadily improved and will be a top contender for next year's 19-Unders.  
  Luis Bustos helped Anthony Sullivan slam the Boys 19 Division with a dominant win over Austin Biddle and Michael Gaulton, 21-6, 21-11.
  Lorcan McBride became the first juniors player ever to win three events at a Nationals.  McBride won the 15-Under Doubles with partner Michael Kiely, defeating David Sanchez and Ray Ure, 21-7, 21-4.  McBride won the 15-Under Small Ball and 15-Under Big Ball titles earlier in the week. 
  The Kate Conlon/Kurt Johansson Most Improved Award, The Tom Lynch Newcomer Award and The Vince Gabriele Jr. Sportsmanship Award were presented at the Juniors Awards Banquet on Thursday night.  Patrick Cooke (center) was presented the Most Improved Award.  Lorcan McBride (left) was given the Newcomer Award,  and Josh Webster (right) was presented with the Sportsmanship Award.   Carlos Espinoza, Pedro Murillo and Austin Biddle were recognized as Junior Alumni players (19-Under players that have played in at least four Junior Nationals) and were given Junior Alumni gym bags.  
  See final results, draws and scores HERE.
 
 
Thursday's matches in the 61st National Junior Four-Wall Championships produced some of the best handball and highest drama.  In Boy's 19-Under action, Anthony Sullivan fought off match point to force a tiebreaker against Coleman McGrath in the championship final.  The two players from the Bay Area played the third set tight for most of the duration, with McGrath holding an early 2-1 lead before Sullivan stormed back to hold a 5-3 advantage.   Locked at 7-7, Sullivan made key shots down the stretch for an improbable comeback win, 7-21, 21-20, 11-9.  
  "I'm glad it went to a tiebreaker, obviously," said Sullivan.  Sullivan saw a big lead evaporate in the second game which turned into a match point opportunity for McGrath.  "He got hot and was on a roll.  We played close the rest of the way, and I was fortunate to come out on top."   
  Kena Byrd-Jackson of Tucson won the Girl's 15/17-Under crown over Marisol Maldonado, 21-1, 21-8. 
  In the 13-Under final, David Sanchez of Stockton, CA stopped Tucson's Andres Maldonado in two games,  21-5, 21-8. 
  Lorcan McBride of Corrickmore, Co. Tyrone, Ireland was the class of the Boy's 15-Under field.  McBride dominated the bracket and defeated Chicago's Ray Ure in the final, 21-5, 21-3.  
  "Wow." an exasperated Ure exclaimed.  "I was making some shots and didn't play that bad--[McBride] is just that good." 
  Team Lattof teammates Irena Hong and Rimata Halabi faced off for the Girls 13-Under title with Hong edging Halabi 21-10, 21-19. 
  In the youngest age division, Andres Cordova was looking at a 6-10 deficit against Team Juarez teammate Eder Reneteria in the Boys 11-Under final.  Cordova took back the serve to start an improbable comeback to win, 21-17, 15-21, 11-10.     
  See Thursday's results and the updated draws HERE.
 
2017 National Juniors Drop-Down Results:
19 A Semifinals: Carlos Espinoza d. Rory Rakochey, (19), 11, 5; Austin Biddle d. Pedro Murrillo, 9, 12.
Final: Biddle d. Espinoza, 14, (11) 4.
19 B First Round: Bryan Pacheco bye; Christian Solis d. Julian Aviles Figueiredo; Greg Cameron d. Julian Rivera, (10), 18, 1; Danny Romero d. Jimmy Connolly, 3, 1.
Semifinals: Pacheco d. Solis, 18, 10; Romero d. G. Cameron, 6, 9.
Final: Pacheco d. Romero, 7, 7.
19 Cons. Semifinals: J.A. Figueuerida bye; Rivera d. Connolly, 9, 17.
Final: Rivera d. Figueuerida, 7, (12), 4.

17 A Quarterfinals: Esteban Camacho d. Ben Flynn, 7, 10; Jake Cervantes d. Jake Moore, def.; Adam Clark d. Sam Ure, 8, 8; Sam Richer d. Noe Rios, 12, 11.
Semifinals: Camacho d. Cervantes, 11, (12), 2; Clark d. Richer, 13, (18), 6.
Final: Clark d. Camacho, (11), 8, 8.
17 B: First Round: Carlos Castillo d. Alejandro Sandoval, 14, 10; Sam Brekke d. Danny Connolly, 0, 1.
Quarterfinals: Aron Cameron d. Angel Mariscal, (17), 10, 3; Nicholas Roberts d. John Silva, 20, 17; Vince Fork d. Castillo, 20, (13), 6; Ruaric Cusack d. Brekke, 14, 5.
Semifinals: Roberts d. Cameron, 7, 13; Cusack d. Ford, 4, 8.
Final: Roberts d. Cusack, (14), 14, 10.
17 Cons. First Round: Castillo d. Mariscal, 2, (20), 0; Sandoval d. Brekke, 13, 10; Silva d. D. Connolly, 2, 2.
Semifinals: Castillo d. A. Cameron, 2, 5; Sandoval d. Silva, def.
Final: Castillo d. Sandoval, 19, 4.
 
15 A Semifinals: Guillaume Chouinard d. Carter Rakochey, 8, 1; Collin Peters d. Oisin Hallahan, 17, (7), 10.
Final: Chouinard d. Peters, 14, 9.
15 B Quarterfinals: Jamie Moylan bye; Josh Webster d. Diego Hernandez; Isaac Rios d. Johnny Cooke, 16, 2; Jessie Davis d. John Franks, 6, (5), 5.
Semifinals: Moylan d. Webster, 9, 3; Davis d. Rios, 10, 7.
Final: Davis d. Moylan, (15), 18, 8.
15 Cons. Semifinals: Webster d. Hernandez, 2, 2; Franks d. Cooke, 11, 11.
Final: Franks d. Webster, 7, (14), 5.
 
13 A Final: N. Stoffel d. Z. Wells, (14), 15, 5.
13 B Semifinals: Abraham Sanchez d. Jensen Payton, 2, 8; Young Tang d. Colton Stout, 0, 3.
Final: Tang d. Sanchez, 13, 17.
13 Cons.: Payton d. Stout, 3, 6.
 
11 Small Ball A: L. Wells d. A. Brule, def.
11 Small Ball B: Vincent Stodola d. Alexis Cruz, 1, 0; Andres Araiza d. Antonio Rivera, 0, 2; Rene Sosa d. Gabriel Orozco, 7, 15; Angel Araiza d. Robt. Martin, 2, 0.
Semifinals: Rivera d. Stodola, 9, 0; Angel Araiza d. Sosa, 11, 3.
Final: Araiza d. Rivera, 5, 17.
11 Small Ball Cons. Semifinals: Andres Araiza d. Alexis Cruz; 6, 8; G. Orozco d. Robt. Martin, 3, 4.
Final:  Orozco d. Arazia, 16, 8.
11 Big Ball A: Angel Araiza d. Antonio Rivera, 8, (18), 9.
11 Big Ball B Semifinals: Rene Sosa d. Andres Araiza, 11, 2; Gabriel Orozco d. Alexis Cruz, 8, 9.
Final: Sosa d. Orozco, 0, 13.
11 Big Ball Cons.: Andres Araiza d. Cruz, 13, 11.
 
Girls 15/17 A: Belisa Camacho d. S. Della Croce, 15, (7) 4.
Girls 15/17 B First Round: Irena Hong d. Cassie Hanselman, 11, 3.
Semifinals: R. Halabi d. I. Hong, 5, (18), 10; A. Pena d. A. Hernandez, 9, 19.
Girls 15/17 B Final:  R. Halabi d. A. Pena, 13, 0.
Girls 15/17 Cons.: Hanselman d. A. Hernandez, 1, 15.

       
WEDNESDAY (Dec. 28)

TUCSON -- Andres Cordova grew up watching his dad and brothers play and win handball tournaments.  Playing in his first juniors at the 61st National Junior Four-Wall Championships, the youngest of the Cordova family from Juarez, Mexico put the handball world on notice, winning the Boys 11-Under Big Ball singles over Tucson's Ayden Brule, 21-9, 21-13.  The young lefty utilized an impressive combination of power and control, forcing Brule to use his off-hand deep in the court and on defense.  When asked how long he's been playing handball, Cordova quickly replied, "All my life."
   Cordova will play Team Juarez teammate Eder Renteria in tomorrow's 11-Under Small Ball final at Noon (Mountain Time).
   It's an All-NorCal Boys 19-Under final as top-seeded Anthony Sullivan (San Jose) will face Coleman McGrath (San Francisco) in tomorrow's final at Noon. 
   Action continues tonight with doubles competition.  The Juniors Awards Banquet will take place tomorrow at La Quinta Reid Park at 7 p.m.
   See Wednesday's results and the updated draws HERE.
  
TUESDAY (Dec. 27)
TUCSON -- The second day of the 61st National Junior Four-Wall Championships brought a full slate of small ball matches for every age division.  All top seeds advanced in first round play with the rest of singles action finishing up in the evening.  Snow and cancelled flights couldn’t keep top-seed Michael Gaulton from getting to Tucson from Canada.  Fortunately, Gaulton had a first-round bye and won his first match over Ben Flynn from Co. Waterford Ireland in the round of 16.    
     In the Boy’s 19-Under singles, last year’s runner-up and number one seed Anthony Sullivan advanced over Calgary’s Rory Rackochey in quarterfinal action. 
     In the photo:  Oison Hallahan (Co. Waterford, IRE) winds up for a shot against Johnny Cooke (Oak Forest, IL) in 15-Under action. 
    See the updated draws and start times HERE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MONDAY (Dec. 26)
TUCSON -- Juniors arrived in the Old Pueblo to kick off the 61st National Junior Four-Wall Championships at the Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club.  Players jumped on the court as Big Ball singles competition began in the early afternoon and lasted until the early evening.  All small ball divisions begin tomorrow with play starting at 9 a.m.
    The highlight of the day for the juniors was a Pro Clinic where players learned shot anticipation, serve, return of serve, defense and offense.  WPH Race4Eight Pros Dave Fink, Sean Lenning, Abe Montijo were joined by USHA Executive Director Vern Roberts as each hosted various station workshops. 
    "When I played in the Juniors, we never had anything like this," said WPH's Development Director Dave Fink.  "The kids really enjoyed it, and I hope this is something that can be offered every year."
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2016 WPH 3WallBall Outdoor World Championships

Timbo Gonzalez (swinging) and Sam Sanford (far left) defeated Carlos Pena and Hector Velez for the Men's 1-Wall Big Ball Doubles title.                                                       
Photo by WPH
LAS VEGAS -- The 3WallBall Outdoor World Championships at the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino wrapped up on Sunday and brought handball fans some incredible championship finals.  Timbo Gonzalez and Sam Sanford won the Men's 1-Wall Big Ball Doubles title, pulling away from a 19-19 tie to defeat Carlos Pena and Hector Velez, 25-19. 
 

In other action, Juan Santos defeated Boxer Rosales to win the Men's 3-Wall Big Ball Singles and then teamed with Alfredo Morales to win the 3-Wall Big Ball Doubles, defeating Timbo Gonzalez and Shorty Ruiz.  The slam vaulted Santos to the top of the WPH Outdoor Player’s Cup V standings, giving the Southern California star his fourth Player's Cup in five years. 

Read the WPH full report and event wrap-up HERE.

See the draws and results HERE. Watch the weekend's action replayed at WatchESPN.com or use the WatchESPN App!  Choose the replay tab and scroll to HANDBALL to see the match replay.  (Access may depend on your cable or internet provider).

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2016 Milwaukee Classic

 
WEST ALLIS, Wisc. -- The path to the 2016 Milwaukee Classic Men's Open title was a rocky one for Sean Lenning.  But once he reached the final, the battle-tested veteran defeated defending champion Luis Moreno, 21-14, 21-18.  The top-seeded Moreno cruised to victories in earlier rounds while Lenning was pushed to tiebreakers by Minnesota's Ryan Pesch and Wisconsin's Anthony Selestow in the their quarterfinal and semifinal matches respectively. 
    Based on their performances up to Sunday's match, it seemed Moreno would once again defeat Lenning in Milwaukee.  Moreno built an early 9-0 lead forcing Lenning to burn a time out.  Once play resumed, Lenning found his groove and outscored Moreno 21-5 to close out game one.  In the second, Lenning's hot hand continued and he catapulted to a 20-11 lead over to Moreno only to watch it evaporate to 20-18 as Moreno caught fire.  Once again, a time out (glove change) helped Lenning settle in, where he score the remaining two points for the win. 
    Vic Perez and Nikolai Nahorniak defeated Dave and Mike Munson to win the Men's Open Doubles, 21-17, 21-16. 
    Aimee Ulbert won the Women's Open Singles title by defeating Hilary Rushe 21-16, 21-3 in round robin play. 
    Once again, Charlie Keller, Jeff Werstein and the rest of Milwaukee Handball crew hosted another tremendous Milwaukee Classic. 
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Washington Athletic Club's WPH Pre-Race Invitational and Benefit

SEATTLE -- The Washington Athletic Club and the WAC Handball Club hosted a one-day professional handball tournament, Saturday, Sept. 10, featuring 4 of the Top 10 players in the world: Sean Lenning (#2), Mando Ortiz (#3), Emmett Peixoto (#6) and Luis Cordova (#9).  Almost $1,500 was raised at the event which benefited the Seattle Children's Hospital.  Ortiz defeated Cordova in the final with a convincing 15-7 and 15-8 victory. 
 
The event was a big success in terms of the handball talent, competition on the court and fundraising towards a great cause!  Sean Lenning, coming off of his slam at the Three-Wall Nationals, gave a great performance in spite of a sore shoulder.  Cordova played great ball, beating Lenning in the first match before running into a buzz-saw in Ortiz in the finals.  The event was owned by Ortiz who played lights-out in both of his matches, shooting the ball with both hands from everywhere on the court.  The match of the event was definitely the match-up of Ortiz and Peixoto in the opening round.  Ortiz won a tight first game contest 15-12 only to get thumped in the second to Peixoto, 15-4.  The tiebreaker (win by two) was nothing short of amazing, as both players played neck-and-neck before Ortiz pulled out the 16-14 triumph. 

Without question, the doubles game that was played after the singles final was spectacular.  The crowd loved the action with all the exciting kills, thrilling gets and re-kills which brought most of them out of their seats cheering.  At the end, the crowd showed their appreciation for the awesome doubles exhibition. This year marked improved attendance, and the WAC plans to host a bigger and better event next year.
 
Admission to the matches was a donation of $25 (or more), with 100% of the proceeds going to Seattle Children’s Hospital.  Checks payable to Seattle Children’s Hospital or cash will be accepted–no credit cards.  Players will be available Saturday evening for a no-host get together down at Hagerty’s on the 2nd floor of the WAC.  Pro Handball at the WAC begins at 12:00 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 10!  All are welcome. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. 
 
Read the press release for the Washington Athletic Club's WPH Pre-Race Invitational and Benefit HERE.
Thanks to Randy Multack for contributing to this story.  Photo courtesy of the Washington Athletic Club. 
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WPH R48Pro VI - Stop #2 - Univ. of Minnesota

Ortiz InterviewMINNEAPOLIS -- The U of M Fall Classic & WPH R48Pro Stop #2 wrapped up on Sunday morning at the University of Minnesota's Recreation and Wellness Center.  In the R48Pro final, Mando Ortiz and David Fink dazzled the crowd with an intense three-game match which Ortiz won 15-4, 8-15, 15-9.  Ortiz came out shooting in the tiebreaker, streaking to a 10-4 lead only to see Fink storm back to make the score close and the outcome in doubt.  Ortiz ultimately pulled away for the win.  The final capped an incredible weekend for Fink, making his first R48Pro final. 

Marcos Chavez and Naty Alvarado Jr. once again met in the SR48Pro final.  While Alvarado jumped out to an early lead in the first game, through resilient play, Chavez came back to win 15-13 and 15-11. 

See the WPH write-up with updated rankings HERE.

See draws and results of the U of M Fall Classic HERE.

If you didn't get to see any of the weekend's action, the R48Pro replay is available at WatchESPN.com or on the Watch ESPN App (Available on iPhone and Android phones).

Image courtesy of WPH. 

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66th USHA National Three-Wall Championships

MAUMEE, Ohio -- The 66th USHA National Three-Wall Championships wrapped up on Labor Day with Marcos Chavez helping Sean Lenning slam, and marking the fifth Open three-wall doubles title for Chavez.  After defeating Tyree and Jurell Bastidas 21-18 in the first game, the defending champs rolled to a big lead in the second.  Trailing 15-8, the Bastidas brothers dug in and appeared ready to overtake their opponents at 18-19; however, a left-handed miss by Tyree gave Lenning and Chavez the side out.  Back in the box, Chavez served up a momentum swinging ace to reach championship point. Then ensuing serve and rally was almost anti-climatic, as another mishit sealed Chavez and Lenning's title defense. 

In Women's action, Hillary Rushe and Ashley Moler secured the Women's Open Doubles title with a two game win over Toledo's Leah Kirk and Deanne Przybylski.  Robin Sterrett and Deb June finished second. 
The Toledo Handball Club again hosted a tremendous tournament.  Players and fans were met with a gleaming freshly-painted facility on Thursday.  Once Mike Moran and his crew fired up the grills, they kept handball players and families well fed the entire week.  Thank you to all event sponsors and volunteers who made the 66th USHA National Three-Wall Championships a success!

Final results for the National Three-Wall Championships are available HERE.

SUNDAY

Sean Lenning won his eighth Three-wall National Singles title with an impressive win over Tyree Bastidas, 21-17, 21-12.  This year's contest wasn't the lopsided affair from 2015.  Bastidas looked in control for much of the first game, cruising to a 17-10 lead.  After a timeout, Lenning went on a tear, scoring 11 unanswered points to steal the first game and the match's momentum.  Once the second game started, Lenning raced to a 6-0 lead before Bastidas scored his first.  Leading 10-3, Lenning delivered kills, passes and aces, and en route to scoring his 17th point, ran down a deep ball for a weak return that Bastidas shot into the floor.  After a Lenning timeout, Bastidas mounted a comeback, getting the score as close as 12-19 before Lenning delivered a kill for the final point.

In Women's Open action, Hillary Rushe of Roscommon, Ireland won her first Three-Wall Women's Open Singles title by defeating Ashley Moler 21-14, 21-9.  Rushe's three-wall play in Chicago helped improve her game with steady and consistent shots, moving Moler around the court en route to victory.  

In Men's Doubles action, both semifinal matches were decided by tiebreakers.  Defending champs Sean Lenning and Marcos Chavez took a first game punch from Mando Ortiz and Braulio Ruiz, losing 12-21.  In the second, Chavez/Lenning began to heat up, and they repaid their opponents by winning by an identical score.  In the tiebreaker, Lenning and Chavez rolled, punching their ticket to the final 11-0.  

In the second semifinal, after winning the first game, Dane and Adam Szatkowski couldn't muster consistency on offense and fell to Tyree and Jurell Bastidas, 16-21, 21-5 and 11-3.

Matches begin tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. with the tournament closing with the USHA / WPH Big Ball doubles final.  

SATURDAY

The road to the singles title must pass through Sean Lenning.  After Luis Moreno blitzed Lenning in the first game of the semifinal 21-7, there were whispers that the defending champ wouldn't reach this year's final.  But in the second game, a "sleeping giant" awoke.  Many people in the gallery noted how the ball seemed to make a different sound against the wall for Lenning, as the seven-time champ began to crush each shot to force a tiebreaker, winning 21-15.  In the third frame, Lenning stormed out to a 10-0 lead and held on to win 11-4. 

In the second semifinal, Tyree Bastidas blasted the ball deep to keep the hot-shooting Ortiz out of his comfort zone.  After winning the first game 21-8, Bastidas held off a surging Ortiz comeback to close out the win, 21-19.  The rematch of last year's final will showcase the 2015 World One-Wall Champion Lenning against this year's National One-wall Champion Bastidas.  

The Men's Singles Final will be played at 11 a.m. on Sunday and will be filmed by Buckeye Cable Sports Network. 

It's not a Three-Wall Nationals unless the Szatkowski Brothers are involved in a dramatic Men's Open doubles match.  A large crowd from Chicago cheered on the Szatkowskis, who took the first game 21-10, lost a dramatic second game, 21-20, then held off two match points to edge Luis Moreno and Abe Montijo 11-10. They'll face the Bastidas brothers in what promises to be a spectacular semifinal.

Toledo's Matt Osburn was presented his Grand Master Sweater at this year's Three-Wall Championships on Saturday.  Osburn has won many of his required 10 titles to join the exclusive club of champions. Fellow Toledo handballer Phil Kirk made the presentation and introduced Osburn who read an excerpt from his journal he kept as a youth, recalling every handball match he played. Osburn then thanked his wife, family and fellow players who made his handball journey a truly special one.

FRIDAY



The second day of action at the 66th USHA Three-Wall Nationals brought more intense play and punishing tiebreakers as challengers fell to title contenders.  Abraham Montijo played his second tiebreaker in as many days, but couldn’t get past Luis Moreno in the quarterfinals, 16-21, 21-3 and 11-5.  Other top seeds advanced to set up the Men’s Open semifinals where Sean Lenning will face Luis Moreno at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern) and Tyree Bastidas will tussle with Armando Ortiz at Noon. 

Men's Open doubles opened with a pair of tiebreakers.  Tyler Stevens and Ryan Bowler came roaring back from a 21-6 game one loss to defeat Will Lemp and Richard Lynch, 6-21, 21-3 and 11-2.  In the other match, Juan Canelas and Anthony Collado battled Marco and Carlos Lemus for three games, but the Lemus brothers pulled out the win, 18-21, 21-19 and 11-10. 

Canada’s Ivan Burgos fought off match point against Joe Mastropierro, 8-21, 21-20 and 11-8 in the A Singles.  Burgos will meet Ohio’s Joe Frankenfield in the semifinals. 

In 70s action, Keith Thode’s Cinderella story continues, as he outlasted 2015 finalist Carl Valentino.  Down 7-1 in the tiebreaker, Thode made a remarkable 10-0 run to close the match and advance to the semifinals.  The road to the final doesn’t get any easier for Thode as he’ll face Grand Master Mike Meltzer tomorrow at Noon. 


Just in time for the 66th USHA National Three-Wall Championships, the mural by the Toledo School for the Arts gracing the north wall of the Lucas County Rec Center is complete!  The Toledo Handball Club wishes to recognize state handball associations across the country with a sign placed on the mural.  If you're interested in having your association or club listed, please see Jim Smith or George Miller at the Three-Wall Nationals.

THURSDAY --

Singles competition kicked off the 66th USHA Three-Wall Nationals on Thursday at the Lucas County Rec Center.  Later Thursday night, Sean Lenning (Seattle) will begin his title defense against Anthony Collado (Chicago) in the round of 16.  Lenning will  also try to repeat his slam in the doubles with Marcos Chavez. 
    Michigan Handball's Keith Thode is known for capturing thousands of great action shots at Nationals and World Championships.  While Thode's work is featured on Handball Magazine covers and websites, he is rarely captured on film!  On the first day of play, Thode advanced to the quarterfinals of the 70-plus division with a 21-13, 21-14 victory.

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2016 Simple Green U.S. Open of Handball

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. -- It was a furious pace on and off the courts on Sunday as the cameras caught the action inside and out.  In the men's singles final, Robbie McCarthy held off Armando Ortiz for the biggest check of the weekend.  In the photo, Lupita Bike, Bruce FaBrizio and Naty Alvarado congratulate the finalists.  "Just look at this audience," FaBrizio said.  It's all shapes, sizes and ages, just like the balls we're using here at Los Caballeros.  See the results from the Festival of handball at the SGUSO r2sports site HERE

There were some periods of light rain for most of the morning but it eventually caused the end to play outdoors in the afternoon.  The three-wall big ball moved inside where the players proved that they were equally adept at four-wall to the delight of the fans.

This year, the Simple Green U.S. Open carried two WPH Live streams; one on ESPN3 and the other on www.race4eight.com where outdoor and indoor handball could be viewed at the same time!  Replay now available on WatchESPN and the WatchESPN App.  

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2016 USHA National One-Wall Championships


A beautiful Sunday met players and fans who got out to the courts early for some of the makeup matches from the late rain on Saturday.  Tyree  Bastidas capped a great week of play to win his fourth consecutive singles title , this time over Willie Polanco.  Later Bastidas won two doubles matches to complete the singles and doubles slam with Billy O'Donnell over Polanco and Michael Schneider. 
Danielle Daskalakis (shown hitting on Sat. with Huang holding her ground) slammed in the women's events with Sandy Ng as her partner over Theresa Haley and Melissa Sky.  Tony Roberts, George Figueroa, Joe Agosto and Dan Flickstein were all in the winners' circle with their wins bringing them close to, or adding to, their Grand Masters status.  You can follow the 2016 USHA National One-Wall Championships on R2sports HERE.  FINAL RESULTS ARE NOW POSTED.
    Only a few steps away from the iconic Coney Island Boardwalk, there were plenty of attractions to enjoy while not on the courts, so make your plans to attend next year, the first weekend of August, 2017.
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