Bado wins another handball title

Butte’s Brett Badovinac defended his City Masters handball crown recently at the Elks.

Badovinac beat Mike Hitchcock 21-14, 21-17 in the finals to add another title to his long list of handball accomplishments. Badovinac, who was the runner up in the masters division at state last year, is also the defending champion of the City Singles tournament, which begins next week.

Chris “Squeak” McVeigh claimed third place, beating Don Foley 21-14, 21-9. Cole Salo beat Steve Salo 21-11, 21-15 to win the division for players under 40.

Complete results:

First Round: Tom Madrazo d. Phil Keating, Bill Joyce d. Mark Moodry; Scott Salo d. Ron Hasquet
Quarterfinals: Brett Badovinac d. Tom Madrazo; Don Foley d. Bill Joyce 18-21, 21-14, 21-9; Mike Hitchcock d. Dan Bersanti 21-20, 21-18; Chris McVeigh d. Scott Salo 21-12, 21-18
Semifinals: Badovinac d. Foley 21-13, 21-7; Hitchcock d. McVeigh
Consolation Final: Keating d. Hasquet
Third: McVeigh d. Foley 21-14, 21-9
Final: Badovinac d. Hitchcock 21-14, 21-17

Under 40
Cole Salo d. Kevin L’Heaureux 21-4, 21-5; Dave Starcevich d. Blake Cassagranda 21-7, 21-5; Conor Salo d. Addison Rogers 21-18, 21-20; Steve Salo d. Travis Johnson
Semifinals: Cole Salo d. Starcevich; Steve Salo d. Conor Salo
Consolation:  Rogers d. Cassagranda
Final: Cole Salo d. Steve Salo 21-11, 21-15