Badovinac, Foley to play for Ryan/Bersanti title

Badovinac, Foley to play for Ryan/Bersanti title

Butte handball players Brett Badovinac and Don Foley will meet in the championship match of the 33rd Annual Bill Ryan/Al Bersanti Memorial Handball Tournament.

The match will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Elks.

Badovinac, the reigning state champion, is gunning for his fourth straight Ryan/Bersanti title and his sixth title overall.

He beat Emigrant’s Les Seago 21-15, 21-6 in the semifinals Saturday afternoon. Foley beat Butte’s Cole Salo 21-15, 21-20 in the other semifinal.

Salo will play Seago at 11 a.m. for third place. Moe Johnson of Missoula will play Kent Scott of Lander, Wyoming, in the consolation finals.

In the 60-plus Super Golden Masters Division, Butte’s Mike Hitchock will take on John Larson of East Helena in the 10 a.m. championship match.

Hitchcock and Larson both went 3-0 in pool play.

Open Division
First round

Nick White, Bozeman, def. Marcus Madrazo, Butte, 20-21, 21-16, 11-5; Sam Sandau, Missoula, def. Dawson Huff, Butte.
Brett Badovinac, Butte, def. White 21-4, 21-17; Les Seago, Emigrant, def. Moe Johnson, Missoula, 21-20, 11-20, 11-9; Cole Salo, Butte, def. Sandau 21-15, 18-21, 11-10; Don Foley, Butte, def. Kent Scott, Lander, Wyoming, 21-14, 13-21, 11-5.
Badovinac def. Seago 21-15, 21-6; Foley def. Salo 21-15, 21-20.

11 a.m. — Badovinac vs. Foley
Third place
11 a.m. —Seago vs. Salo

Open consolation

Jonston def. Huff; Scott def. Madrazo.
Johnson def. White; Scott def. Sandau.

9 a.m. — Johnson vs. Scott
Third place
9 a.m. — White vs. Sandau

Super Gold Masters
Pool 1

John Larson, East Helena, def. Wally Page, Florence, 21-8, 21-3; Rick Harrington, Missoula, def. Tom Madrazo, Butte, 21-17, 21-11; Larson def. Madrazo 21-20, 21-19; Page def. Harrington 21-17, 18-21, 11-7; Larson def. Harrington by forfeit; Madrazo def. Page 21-18, 21-10
Pool 2
Scott Salo, Butte, def. Sandy Gagnon, Bozeman, 21-16, 21-14. Mike Hitchcok, Butte, def. Randy Jolliffe, Lolo; Salo def. Jolliffe; Hitchcock def. Gagnon; Hitchcock def. Salo 21-18, 2-13; Jolliffe def Gagnon.

10 a.m. — Larson vs. Hitchcock
Third place
10 a.m. — Salo vs. Harrington
Fifth place
10 a.m. — Madrazo vs. Jolliffe
Seventh place
10 a.m. — Page vs. Gagnon

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