By Xabier Berrueta, United States Federation of Pelota The world celebrated the game of Basque pelota last week at the XVI World Championships in the Bearnaise capital of Pau. Veteran athletes from many countries said the tournament was by far the most successful and best organized. Not surprisingly, four countries were aspiring to become absolute champion as they headed into [...]Read more ›
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Team USA handball players Tony Huarte and Roger Etchevers were defeated by stronger Mexican opponents Friday at the World Championships of Pelota, but the two U.S. athletes still remain in the hunt for bronze medals at the international tournament in Pau, France. The two U.S. matches came on a day when gold medals were awarded to France in xare and [...]Read more ›
The men from Team USA scored victories Wednesday in handball and pala corta as the competition heated up at the World Championships of Pelota in France. In 36-meter action, Tony Huarte of the United States upset veteran Julien Ectheverry of France with a strong surge at the end of the contest. The final score was 22 to 17. Team USA [...]Read more ›
Roger Etchevers of the United States soundly defeated his Cuban opponent in singles handball Tuesday during an action-packed day at the World Championships of Pelota in France. The 40 to 14 win by Etchevers continued his strong performance at the international tournament. On Friday, he defeated a rival from Argentina 40 to 11 in trinquete singles handball. On the 36-meter [...]Read more ›