1998 US National High School Racquetball Championships
March 6-8, 1998
St. Louis, Mo.




Josh Tucker (Joplin Mo.) High School and Brooke Crawford (Henley H.S.)(Ore.) won their first career National prep singles crowns at the Wilson 11th U.S. National High School Championships, presented by Penn Racquet Sports this past weekend at the Concord Sports Club in St Louis, Mo. For the third consecutive year, an Oregon high school came away with the first-place team trophy. Sprague H.S. tallied 177 Points for the school’s first prep racquetball title. Henley (Ore.) H.S took second with 168, Heritage Christian High (Alaska) and Riverton H.S.(Wyo.) finished in third (131) and fourth (128) respectively.




Finals Results:

Boy’s Singles:

Josh Tucker (Joplin H.S.)(Mo.)def. Ryan Staten (Dodge City H.S.)(Kan.)
15-3, 15-13

Girl’s Singles:
Brooke Crawford (Henley H.S.)(Ore.)def. Sara Borland (Bettendorf H.S.)(Iowa)
13-15, 15-10, 11-6

Boy’s Doubles:

Mike Harmon/Larry Peek (Sarasota H.S.)(Fla.)
def. James Ford/Nick Glenn (Riverton H.S.)(Wyo.)
15-0, 15-10

Girl’s Doubles:

Megan Bals/Kristen Kovar (Piux X H.S.)(Neb.)
def. Christina Huesling/Jane Rombach (Nerinx Hall)(Mo.)
15-2, 15-11

Mixed Doubles:
Brooke Crawford/Bart Crawford (Henley H.S.)(Ore.)
def. Mary Martin/Jon Moore (Sprague H.S)(Ore.)
15-1, 15-4

Boy’s Gold Singles:
1. Josh Tucker (Mo.)
2. Ryan Staten (Kan.)
3. Jack Huczek (Mich.)
4. James Ford (Wyo.)

Bart Crawford (Ore.)
Larry Peek (Fla.)
Shane Vanderson (Ohio)
Matthew McElhinney (Fla.)

Round of 16
Joe Marchetti (Alaska)
David Liakos (Neb.)
Ryan Stoyko (Wash.)
Nick Irvine (Calif.)
Jeff Rombach (Mo.)
Mike Harmon (Fla.)
Jason Kerwood (Ore.)
Tim Hodits (Mo.)

Blue Winner: Jon Moore (Ore.)
Red Winner: Hal Rutherford (Mo.)
White Winner: Aaron Schnieber (Ore.)

Girl’s Gold Singles:
1. Brooke Crawford (Ore.)
2. Sara Borland (Iowa)
3. Kristen Walsh (Utah)
4. Melanie Mueller (Colo.)

Kristen Kovar (Neb.)
Megan Bals (Neb.)
Meghan Guardiani (Mass.)
Chris Herrmann (Mo.)

Round of 16
Danielle Derouin (Mo.)
Michelle Gonzalez (Ore.)
Kyra Lienhop (Mo.)
Laura Wenger (Mo.)
Annie Porter (Mo.)
Christina Huelsing (Mo.)
Keri Brandenstein (Mo.)
Betsy Keegan (Mo.)

Blue Winner: Carrie Menedez (Mo.)
Red Winner: Elizabeth Posey (Alaska)
White Winner: Courtney Peck (Ore.)

Boy’s Doubles:
1. Mike Harmon/Larry Peak (Sarasota H.S.)(Fla.)
2. James Ford/Nick Glenn (Riverton H.S.)(Wyo.)
3. Jason Kerwood/Collin Burton (Beaverton H.S.)(Ore.)
4. Tim Hodits/Jeff Rombach (St. Louis University High)(Mo.)

Jon Moore/Aaron Schnieber (Sprague H.S.)(Ore.)
Dana Gerber/Kyle Gerber (Home School)(Wyo.)
James Marchetti/Joe Marchetti (Heritage Christian High)(Alaska)
J.R. Basham/Jeff Oliver (Aloha H.S.)(Ore.)

Girl’s Doubles:
1. Megan Bals/Kristen Kovar (Piux X H.S.)(Neb.)
2. Christina Huesling/Jane Rombach (Nerinx Hall)(Mo.)
3. Margie Drazen/Betsy Keegan (St. Joeseph’s Academy) (Mo.)
4. Lindsay Cuaresma/Brooke Methonen (Service H.S.)(Alaska)

1998 Team Alaska Roster

Lindsay Cuaresma (Service)
Christy Crawford (Heritage)
Mike Dermer (Colony)
Nick Enslow (Service)
Robby Gunther (Heritage)
Derek Hopewell (East)
Joe Keaveny (Dimond)
Joe Marchetti (Heritage)
James Marchetti (Heritage)
Brooke Methonen (Service)
Katrina Peck (Service)
Elizabeth Posey (Dimond)
Kathryn Posey (Dimond)
Christina Young (Heritage)

Brandon Cuaresma (Coach)
Ben Cuaresma (Coach)
Tim Keaveny Sr (Coach)