Badovinac, Sottosanti will meet in handball chipper

Butte’s Brett Badovinac will defend his Montana State Open Handball title Sunday at the Elks. Badovinac will face Sam Sottosanti, also from Butte, in the final at noon.

In the Super Golden Masters, defending champion Mike Meyer of Billings will face Butte’s Mike Hitchcock in a rematch of the 2019 championship match, the last year the State Tournament was held.

Missoula’s Rick Harrington won the Diamond Masters Championship Saturday, defeating Bozeman’s Sandy Gagnon in the decisive match.

Results and Sunday’s Schedule:

Quarterfinals – Don Foley, Butte d. Chris Graham, Billings 21-6, 21-12; Spencer Larsen, Billings d. Marcus Madrazo, Butte 21-15, 21-16; Sam Sottosanti, Butte d. Skyler Criscuolo, Butte 21-8, 21-3

Semifinals – Brett Badovinac, Butte d. Don Foley 21-3, 21-11; Sam Sottosanti d. Spencer Larsen 21-10, 21-14

Super Golden Masters (60+)
Pool 1 – John Larson, East Helena d. Scott Salo, Butte 21-9, 21-9; Mike Meyer, Billings d. Scott Salo 21-10, 21-6; Mike Meyer d. John Larson 21-6, 21-4

Pool 2 – Tom Madrazo, Butte d. Steve Birrell, Bozeman 21-4, 21-14; Mike Hitchcock, Butte d. Steve Birrell 21-14, 21-14; Mike Hitchcock d. Tom Madrazo 21-10, 21-10

Diamond Masters (70+)
Round Robin – Rick Harrington, Missoula d. Rich Jones, Bozeman 21-8, 21-12; Sandy Gagnon, Bozeman d. Rich Jones, Bozeman 21-5, 21-15; Rick Harrington d. Sandy Gagnon 21-8, 21-12

1st – Rick Harrington, Missoula 2-0
2nd – Sandy Gagnon, Bozeman 1-1
3rd – Rich Jones, Bozeman 0-2

Open Consolation

Round Robin – Marcus Madrazo, Butte d. Skyler Criscuolo 21-15, 18-21, 11-4