Tom Morris wins national handball title

MINNEAPOLIS — Longtime Butte resident Tom Morris is a national handball champion.

The Anaconda native who now lives in Billings claimed the Diamond Masters (70 plus) championship at the 64th USHA National Four-Wall Championships this morning at the University of Minnesota Recreation Center.

Morris beat Patricio Dorantes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Gary Roher of Endina, Minnesota and Ira Goldberg of Los Angeles before knocking off Vince San Angelo of Tucson, Arizona 21-4, 21-11 in the championship match this morning. (Bracket)

Morris and teammate Russ Whitten of Red Lodge are also alive in the doubles division. They beat Jim Noren and Mick Dobbins of Minnesota 21-10, 21-17 in the first round. (Bracket)

Morris, who won most of his handball championships as a member of the Butte Elks, has won eight state handball crowns. He is the reigning Diamond Masters state champion. He a also won four golden masters crowns, two super golden masters titles and one masters championship.

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