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he most recent challenge for the “Top Handball House” occurred when Fire Station 2 challenged Fire


Station 92 for the LAFD Trophy. These Stations have the tradition of producing some of the finest players in LAFD His- tory. The competition and camaraderie demonstrated by this challenge reinforced the finest values of this Department. Confidence is at an all time high


at Fire Station 92, after defeating Fire Sta- tions 26, 69 and 2. The team is getting stronger, as new talent is being developed for future matches. Chad Rolish had the opportunity to play in this challenge. Ryon Jones and Alfred Kuzichev are improv- ing rapidly and look forward to playing in future challenges. Team 92, led by Chris “The


Giant” Yokoyama started by defeating Brandon Taulli in singles. Eddie Marez quickly avenged the first match by defeat- ing Ryan Carlos, bringing the series to one game each. As the challenge progressed, Fire Station 2 brought in more off duty members to cheer them on. Roy Harvey and Chad Rolish


defeated Martin Marquez and Fernando Jimenez in the first doubles match, giving Fire Station 92 a 2-1 edge. Juan Marez and Rick Godinez took the next match, defeat- ing Jon Bowers and Chad Rolish to bring the series even at two games each. The final match and tie-breaker was settled when Craig Nielsen and Branden Silver- man defeated Dennis Bookil and Abraham Carretto in the final match. Fire Station 2 had shirts made to


commemorate the head-to-head challenge


between the stations. These commemo- rative T-shirts are available for a small fee.


Rumor has it that Fire Station


66 will be the next to challenge for the “Top Handball House.” Speaking of rumors, while visiting Fire Station 26 recently I heard that certain players ranked in the LAFD Top 20 have been loosing to unranked players on a regular basis. One anonymous player stated that he has never lost to a couple of broth- ers, both ranked in the Top 20. Another player jumped in on the conversation, and stated that he also beat a couple of players from Fire Station 26 on a fre- quent basis. I am a trained investigator, so I quickly determined that the brothers are Eddie and Juan Marez, and the other two players are Chris Hart and Jerry Puga. All I can say is there are a couple of husky handballers at Fire Station 26, walking around with a lot of confidence after playing practice games! (Have no mercy if you are a ranked player!) More than 150 players par-


ticipated in the LAFD Spring Doubles Tournament! Results will be published in next month’s Grapevine. The USHA 4-Wall Nationals are being held at Los Caballeros in Fountain Valley June 26th – July 1, 2012. Come on out and repre- sent the LAFD in the biggest tournament of the year. Over 500 players from as far away as Ireland will be participating. The LAFD has a tradition of National Champions, including Tati Silveyra, Jesus Pasos, John Libby, Rex Villaubi, and Pete Xenios. Who will be next?


lafd ladder updaTe april 2012: 1.


John Libby


2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.


10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.


Chris Yokoyama Tati Silveyra Eddie Marez Joe Castro Ryan Carlos Frank Lima


Bernie Ventura Paul Croghan Jeff Ambarian Gary Maga Jerry Puga Pete Xenios Mario Rueda Chris Hart


Johnathan Stevens Eric Mattson Juan Marez Jared Cooper Craig Nielsen


Team 92


(3-B)


(92-B) (69-C) (2-C)


(Batt. 5-C) (92-A)


(UFLAC) (9-C)


(49-A) (87-C) (69-C) (26-A) (49-B) (BES) (26-C) (66-C) (3-B) (2-C)


(92-C) (92-C)


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