USHA syndicationUSHA RSS feeds syndicationhttp://www.ushandball.org2014-08-29T22:26:52+01:00FeedCreator 1.7.22014 USHA National Three-Wall Championships2014-08-26T11:01:25+01:002014-08-26T11:01:25+01:002014-08-26T11:01:25+01:00http://www.ushandball.org/content/view/1065/
Emmett Peixoto shoots against Braulio Ruiz in the Men #39;s Open Singles quarterfinals. nbsp; After dropping the first game 18-21, Ruiz came back to defeat the No. 2 seeded Peixoto, 21-14, 11-8. nbsp; nbsp;
MAUMEE, Ohio - The second day of the 64th USHA National Three-Wall Championships brought
sunny skies and higher temps which punished the players as they toiled
away on the concrete courts. nbsp; In the Men #39;s Open singles quarterfinals,
Emmett Peixoto fought through heat exhaustion and sickness to push
Braulio Ruiz to a tiebreaker before falling, 18-21, 21-14, 11-8. nbsp;
In Women #39;s Open action, both Ashley Moler and Hillary Rushe won their first round matches. nbsp;
the Men #39;s 65 Singles, Gino D #39;Alessio had Bob Barwell at match point in
the tiebreaker at 10-5 when he couldn #39;t continue due to injury. nbsp;
Bardwell advances to the semifinal, where he #39;ll play Dan Ho in the
PLEASE NOTE: nbsp; Please check the start times on the day of the event. nbsp; GOOD LUCK to all the players this week! nbsp;
CLICK HERE to see Friday #39;s 3-Wall Results.
The Fred & Abe Show Launches in Arizona2014-08-19T17:18:48+01:002014-08-19T17:18:48+01:002014-08-19T17:18:48+01:00http://www.ushandball.org/content/view/1064/
Abe Montijo (center) with Paxton Ortega and Zane Hawley of Phoenix Youth Handball. nbsp; nbsp;
By Fred Lewis
GOODYEAR, Ariz. - The Fred and Abe Show premiered at Lifetime Fitness over the weekend. nbsp; nbsp; As one of the initiatives of the USHA #39;s newly created President #39;s Club, Abraham Montijo and I will attempt to educate and influence quot;Pied Pipers quot; like us in the art of developing and sustaining junior handball programs.
Junior members of the Fred Lewis Foundation accompanied us on this venture. They were extremely helpful in providing the Phoenix kids with coaching techniques as well as demonstrating proper form and body positioning when hitting different shots. We spent two hours teaching fundamentals, such as how to hit overhand, sidearm and underhand, serving and back-wall technique. nbsp; Both big balls and small balls were used to demonstrate and play. Near the end of the session one of the observing parents decided to join in and had a great time playing with his son. nbsp; All the players seemed to have fun and determined to continue playing.
Fred Lewis works with one of the junior participants.
Phoenix has a rich handball history like many cities in America. Because of club closures, existing players are scattered throughout the metropolitan area. I would like to challenge those players to unite and get behind Sam Ortega with their support. Money and volunteering time will insure that more young players will be introduced to the game and as a result handball will grow.
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We have had a number of inquiries about bringing the quot;Show quot; to different cities, including New York and Los Angeles. nbsp; These are the two largest population centers in the country that potentially have the most quot;untapped quot; handball talent. We hope to report positive outcomes after we visit these two great cities.
If you meet all the criteria listed below, you can submit a request for The Fred amp; Abe Show to visit your club or school. nbsp; nbsp;
1. nbsp; nbsp; Individuals must have access to handball facilities.
2. nbsp; nbsp; Must have the support and backing of adult handball players in the community.
3. nbsp; nbsp; Must have access to junior participants. nbsp;
CLICK HERE (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=The%20Fred%20 amp;%20Abe%20Show) to submit your request. nbsp; Be sure to list each item required for eligibility. nbsp;
2014 USHA 1-Wall Nationals2014-07-29T14:45:09+01:002014-07-29T14:45:09+01:002014-07-29T14:45:09+01:00http://www.ushandball.org/content/view/1060/
BROOKLYN - Tracy Davis (2nd from right) came within a point of slamming on Sunday...twice. nbsp; Davis and Theresa Haley won the first game and had 6 serves at 20 in the second before going to the tiebreaker against Danielle Daskalakis (shown hitting) and Sandy Ng. nbsp; From a 9-1 deficit in the third, Davis and McCourt took a 10-9 lead before youth was served with an 11-10 win by Daskalakis and Ng.
Tyree Bastidas repeated in the men #39;s Open singles, defeating his brother Jurell in two close games. nbsp; nbsp; Bastidas also just missed a slam, coming in second in the doubles with his brother Jurell. nbsp; The Bastidas brothers raced to a 15-1 lead in the first game but found themselves down 19-18 to Michael Schneider and William Polanco (both setting up for a return above). nbsp; Jurell closed out the first with an ace for the win. nbsp; In the second, Polanco and Schneider took charge from 13-12 to win 21-12 and held the momentum through the breaker for an 11-2 title win.
Eugene Lau pulled off a rare slam, taking the B and A singles on Sat. nbsp; Richard Mascia won his first national title, taking the 50 singles while Milton Jones is back in the winner #39;s circle in the 40s. Joe Agosto won his 10th singles title on Saturday but fell short in the doubles final on Sunday.
Bill Malyakas and Ron Frisina won their first national titles in the 60 doubles on Sunday. nbsp; quot;It feels real good, quot; Ron said.
Sal Cataudella and Steve Kraft earned a tough win in the 65s.George Figueroa and Tony Roberts took the 40s in an open-level final over Pete Pellegrini and Paul Lonergan.
CLICK HERE to see the updated draws and scores. (http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/divisions/listAllDivs.asp?TID=12760 amp;sortBy=defaultOrder) nbsp;
2014 National Junior 3-Wall Championships2014-05-23T17:14:58+01:002014-05-23T17:14:58+01:002014-05-23T17:14:58+01:00http://www.ushandball.org/content/view/1047/
BOULDER, Colo. - Santa Barbara produced the youngest champions at this year #39;s 3-Wall Juniors. nbsp; Luis Fernandez (left) amazed all the spectators as he played well beyond his 9 years en route to a singles title and runner-up in the 15-Under Consolation doubles. nbsp; Fernandez defeated fellow T.G.O.P. teammate Daniel Mora in two games, 21-18, 21-5. nbsp;
Bryan Trejo was equally impressive as he won the Junior 11-Under final over Tucson #39;s Andres Maldonado 21-13, nbsp; 21-8.
San Jose #39;s Briant Mendiola returned to the winner #39;s circle in the Boy #39;s 13-Under division. nbsp; Mendiola served his way to a dominant win over Tucson #39;s Jorge Pimentel, 21-8, 21-1. nbsp; Mendiola teamed with Edwin Laredo two win the Boy #39;s 15-Under doubles. nbsp; nbsp;
New York #39;s Robert quot;Bobby quot; Lee (shown here returning a shot from the long line) had no answer for Lake Forest #39;s Anthony Collado in the first game of the Boy #39;s 19-Under championship match, losing 21-6. nbsp; Lee was able to swing the momemtum and win the title in three games, (6), 11, 9. nbsp;
It looked like another easy win for Collado, who was the defending champion, but in the second game, Lee rediscovered a devastating serve that Collado couldn #39;t adjust to: a crack serve to the right. nbsp;
quot;My one-wall game really helped, and once I had my serve going, it gave me more confidence. quot; nbsp; Lee said. nbsp;
Lee completed the slam as he and Collado paired in the 19-Under Doubles to defeat Anthony Sullivan and Kaelen Rae, 21-13. 21-10. nbsp;
Sullivan looked unstoppable in the 17-Under division, defeating Alex Guadarrama 21-3, 21-8. nbsp;
Tucson #39;s Jesus Avila won the Boy #39;s 15-Under singles, defeating Agustin Santiago of Santa Barbara, 21-2, 21-4. nbsp;
Rosita Howard took another title to Tucson defeating 520 teammate Kena Byrd, 21-15, 21-5. nbsp;
The Colorado Handball Association laid out an impressive spread, bringing in an afternoon BBQ for the players and fans. nbsp;
Click HERE to see today #39;s draws and results (http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/divisions/listAllDivs.asp?TID=12408 amp;sortBy=defaultOrder). nbsp;
2014 USHA 1-Wall Big Ball Nationals2014-07-12T17:00:01+01:002014-07-12T17:00:01+01:002014-07-12T17:00:01+01:00http://www.ushandball.org/content/view/1053/
Men #39;s Pro Doubles action: nbsp; Gio Vazquez shoots in the Pro Doubles final. nbsp; Vazquez and Oscar Cardenas (2nd from left) came back to defeat William Polanco and Andres Calle in a 25-23 thriller. nbsp;
BROOKLYN - A short rain delay in the morning quickly gave way to sunshine and the 2014 USHA 1-Wall Big Ball Nationals were able to wrap-up on Sunday. nbsp;
The last matches of the day were filled with high drama, lead changes and delivered plenty of action. nbsp;
In the Men #39;s Pro Doubles final, Gio Vazquez and Oscar Cardenas sealed a comeback win over William Polanco and Andres Calle, 25-23. nbsp; After watching their 11-5 lead evaporate into a 16-11 deficit, Vazquez and Cardenas were able to scrap back into the match and tie the score at 23. nbsp; With the crowd cheering on both teams, Vazquez broke the tie with a blazing ace serve down the middle, just inches over the short line. nbsp; Minutes later, he sealed the win with a right handed kill to the left, just beyond Calle #39;s reach for match point. nbsp;
In the Women #39;s Pro Doubles final, defending champions Maggie Crespo and Mel Sky waged a back-and-forth battle with Danielle Daskalakis and Sandy Ng before closing match point at 25-23. nbsp; nbsp;
Earlier in singles action, Daskalakis served to her second consecutive Big Ball title over Karen McConney, 25-6. nbsp;
In the Men #39;s Pro Singles final, Timbo Gonzalez defeated Tywan Cook 25-12 for his THIRD consecutive singles title.
Ray Lopez won two singles events, claiming the 40+ Singles and Open Singles.
In other action, Jose Velez defeated Ryan Delevan in the B Singles final, 25-23. nbsp; Delevan won the Boy #39;s 19-Under title over Michael Ngai, 25-13. nbsp;
CLICK HERE to see the final results (http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/divisions/listAllDivs.asp?TID=12759 amp;sortBy=defaultOrder).