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Electric Blue Paint Job on Pelota Court Helps Pave Way for Int’l Competition

August 8, 2020

Xabier Berrueta remembers where he was when he got his brother’s text last October. He was in the town of Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France, watching the World Cup championship of Trinquet. His brother Aitor...

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May 10, 2012

Basque Handball Players Woo Bakersfield Crowd from Euskal Kazeta Basque News on Vimeo.

Team USA Pelota Players Win Silver Medals at Pan Am Games

October 27, 2011

Three Team USA Basque Pelota players won silver medals Thursday afternoon on the final day of handball competition at the 2011 Pan American Games. In 36-meter doubles action, brothers Tony Huarte and...

Etchevers of Team USA wins bronze medal in Basque Pelota at Pan Am Games

October 26, 2011

Roger Etchevers of Team USA won a bronze medal with a commanding performance Wednesday afternoon in the Basque Pelota competition at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Etchevers, 38,...

Team USA Pelota Players Win Matches, Will Battle for Gold and Bronze Medals at Pan Am Games

October 25, 2011

The Team USA Basque Pelota squad put on impressive performances Tuesday morning as four different athletes advanced to the gold and bronze medal rounds at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara,...

Team USA Pelota Players Lose Matches But Stay in Medal Hunt at Pan Am Games

October 24, 2011

Roger Etchevers and Roberto Huarte lost tough contests against two of the top handball athletes in the world Monday morning at the 2011 Pan American Games, but both Team USA players still remain in the...

Team USA Pelota Squad Looks to Advance to Medal Round at Pan Am Games

October 23, 2011

After opening with a series of wins and some tough losses, the Team USA Basque Pelota players will be battling to advance to the medal rounds at the 2011 Pan American Games being held in Mexico. Roger...

Huarte Brothers of Team USA Score Pelota Wins at Pan Am Games

October 21, 2011

Brothers Tony and Josetxo Huarte of Team USA won their opening matches Friday afternoon during the Basque Pelota competition at the 2011 Pan American Games. The Huarte brothers trounced the Argentinian...

Etchevers, Huarte Win Opening Pelota Matches at Pan Am Games

October 21, 2011

The Team USA pelota squad got off to a good start Friday morning when Roger Etchevers and Roberto Huarte won their opening matches at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. With their wins,...

Team USA Pelota Squad to Begin Matches at Pan American Games

October 20, 2011

The United States pelota team, which includes several Basque players who honed their skills in last year's World Championships, will begin competing Friday at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara,...

Basque Pelota Great Fernando Goñi Retires

December 28, 2010

Fernando Goñi's championships and stellar performances made him a top player. The 37-year-old athlete, known as Goñi III, recently played his last match for the pelota organization Aspe -- capping...

Jubilation, Heartache and Hope at World Pelota Championships

October 12, 2010

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...

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