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Missoula Handball
2013 Fall Back
2013 Fall Back

Brett Badovinac picked up yet another handball tournament victory Wednesday night at the Butte Elks.

This time, though, it certainly was not easy.

Badovinac edge Frankie Shields 11-6 in the tiebreaker to defend his title in the annual Fall Back handball tournament. Shields won the opening game 21-19 before Badovinac bounced back to force the tiebreaker with a 21-12 victory in the second.

Badovinac won every Butte tournament — including the City Masters, City Singles and City Doubles — the past two seasons. The Fall Back tournament is the first of the 2013-14 handball season.

Shields won the Class A state singles title in Missoula this past April.

Shields beat David Starcevich in the semifinals. Badovinac topped Cole Salo to secure a spot in the chipper. Starcevich and Salo will play for third place.

First Round: Brett Badovinac d. Sean Shields, Tom Madrazo d. Phil Keating, Cole Salo d. Kevin L’Heaureux, David Starcevich d. Gary Chatriand, Scott Salo d. Blake Cassagranda
Quarterfinals: Brett Badovinac d. Tom Madrazo, Cole Salo d. Mike Hitchcock; David Starcevich d. Don Foley 21-15, 21-20; Frankie Shields d. Scott Salo
Semifinals: Badovinac d. Salo 21-10, 21-8; Shields d. Starcevich 21-17, 21-4

Finals: Badovinac d. Shields 19-21, 21-12, 11-6