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Midway Y: Hotbed for handball

Posted on 13 June 2013 by robwas66

First row left to right: Leland Engelking, Joseph Lallier, Zach Wells, Lucas Wells, Daniel Ramerez. Second row: Mitchell Lallier, Amen Ellbeshy, Ahmed Ellbeshy, Brandon Latourneau, Jonah Engelking, Youssef Abdallah and Emanuel Woods.

First row left to right: Leland Engelking, Joseph Lallier, Zach Wells, Lucas Wells, Daniel Ramerez. Second row: Mitchell Lallier, Amen Ellbeshy, Ahmed Ellbeshy, Brandon Latourneau, Jonah Engelking, Youssef Abdallah and Emanuel Woods.

Midway YMCA has always been a hotbed for Handball. A few key long time handball players Gary Aeles, Rich Ryan, Emanuel Woods, Ray Miller, Greg Taylor, Ted Bergstrom ( 83 years young) and all the other handball players have helped build a new group of young handball players at the Y.

David Miller (16 years old) took first place in the A Division at the Minnesota State Handball tournament last weekend. Jesus Cordova (17 years Old) took 3 place in the B division.

The really good news is the Minnesota State Handball recognize the need to invite more young players to join them at the state handball tournament (April 27 ) at the University of Minnesota. Matt Johnson Director of Recreation (handball player) set up two courts to allow 9 young handball players from the Midway YMCA and 2 players from Mankato into the tournament.

Sportsmanship, support of the other players, hard play and having fun was some of the key ingredient to this Youth 2 bounce tournament. The 9 players were from 4 different countries and all have been playing for only 3 months.

The 3 top finisher were Zach Wells, Joseph Lallier and Youssef Abdallah. All the participants Ahmed Ellebishy, Amen Ellbishy, Jonah Engelking, Lelan Engelking, Lucas Wells, Braden Latourneau were all great sports and all were winners.

 

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