Friday, May 20, 2016

2016 MNTH League opens with Darkside prevailing!

Team Lightside tries to start a fast break
Last Wednesday night saw the first of two legs of games for the 2016 MNTH League! MNTH divided it's team up into two teams to decide which team is 2015-16 season Champions! 
Team Darkside took down Team Lightside 32-26.
Wilder of Lightside lead all scorers with 15 goals, while Darksides' Matze lead his team with 8 goals.
Incredible job to both Goalkeepers Chad and Max for their time in goal! Chad might be a little sore the next few days but his spectacular saves might say otherwise. This was Max's first time in goal for a game and he made some very important saves throughout the game.
It was a highly contested game between the two squads but Darkside kept a great rhythm as a team and edged their counter part. They now go into next week with a 6 goal lead, Lightside needs to win by 6 to force a tie breaker or win by 7 to mark an amazing comeback.
Next week will mark the 2nd and final leg of MNTH League as well as the end of MNTH's 7th season!
Who will win?!

Video of Leg 1 of MNTH League

Monday, August 24, 2015

August 29th - Minnesota Team Handball Men's and Women's Team Try-Out

Minnesota Team Handball is looking for male and female court/field players, goalies to be part of our Team Handball Men's and Women's club.

Minnesota Team Handball is holding a try out Saturday August 29th (12pm-3pm) at the YWCA/Minneapolis Sports Center in Midtown (2121 E Lake st Minneapolis). The try outs are open to everyone, male and female, who are looking to try out or play the game of a Team Handball.

So if your looking for a great new sport to try or for a great sports club to be a part of check us out.

Contact us if you're interested in taking part.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Minnesota Team Handball practice schedule and upcoming MN tournament!

Minnesota Team Handball practice are every Thursday, 8PM-10PM at the YWCA/MINNEAPOLIS SPORTS CENTER (2121 E Lake st Minneapolis, MN)

We welcome any and all who would like to join in on practice. MNTH is always looking for more athletes to join our club. Rather your looking to have fun recreationally or participate competitively with our team in tournaments we have a spot for you. 

We also have a Minneapolis Tournament April 25th-26th where the games will be played at the YWCA that we practice at. Air Force and Chicago will be joining us and we would love to see you there cheering us on! 


Thursday, February 5, 2015

MNTH entering 6th year as a team

It's crazy to think that only 6 years ago Minnesota Team Handball was practicing in a YMCA gym with nothing but a couple worn down Handballs, taped goals against the wall and a few passionate athletes wanting to grow the sport of Team Handball in Minnesota. 6 years later, 8x the players, 2 medals & 1 trophy and a growing club hungry for more tournaments and victories, Minnesota Team Handball is excited to see what the next 6 years has to offer. In-House League? Multiple traveling teams? Winning a National Championship? Anything is possible when you have a group of passionate athletes looking to grow the sport of Team Handball in Minnesota. 

Do you think you have what it takes to not only help the sport of Team Handball grow in Minnesota but help Minnesota Team Handball grow as a competitive team? Maybe you want to have fun and casually play, learn the sport of Team Handball? Either way, if you'd like to be a part of the team contact us at and we'd be happy to hear why you'd like to join. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

More Photos from the Tournament

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Crime Scene Photos

This clash of the titans was much better than the movie.

Naughty, naughty; thou must not grab thy opponents shorts.
Just assume he scored, because he always does.
Yes, he is wearing a cast.

The goal crease can be a lonely place.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Curse of the Goat Brains

Chicago is a town that embraces superstition. There is something deeply suspected here, like the fact that a goat's curse or it's embodiment, some well-meaning kid in head phones, are actually to blame for their beloved Cubs' woes. I grew up here and know this city.

So it was in this spirit, having just defeated our arch nemesis, Chicago (albeit the lesser Chicago, but you have to start somewhere), we mocked and laughed, chiding one of our teammates for choosing for himself a shady Korean joint over Subway or even a somewhat more reliable pizza place that reeked of urinal cakes. And by shady I mean it was a place that didn't even bother to translate the menu, so certain were they no American fool (or, in this case, a German one) would step off the curb and stumble into the place.

Well, that fool was our own Stephan Storch. Apparently, he walked up to the counter, pointed a finger at some block of unintelligible shapes, and took a chance he might strike culinary gold. What he got looked like seven derivations of goat brains, some of which were so foul smelling we wouldn't let him eat it near us.

As teammates are want and apt to do, we teased and harangued, and told him he'd cursed us with his damned foulness, the gray puddles of brain. And then we took to the court against arguably the best team in the tournament, the 12-time national champion New York Athletic Club, and laid a stinker of a half to start the game, only scoring one goal. One stupid, lousy, pathetic goal. It was mortifying to look at that board at halftime, the curse so apparent in that single mark we managed to muster despite our best efforts to lay a big-fat-goose-egg.

The curse was fleeting, thankfully, and we fought goal-for-goal throughout the second half, scoring 13 despite the fact that we were undersized, undermanned, and overwhelmed by a team of current and former MNTers whose bench was as big as our team.

My hate of losing is legendary, and although I feel like putting a fist through a wall for our play, I am proud of my guys, who didn't give up, who didn't give in to what was a most public embarrassment. And this is what makes our game great. This is what makes handball special. It takes strength, speed, and wit, cunning and not a little subterfuge. It is a puzzle that requires you to overcome your own inadequacies and deficiencies in real time in order for you to win, or at least retain some semblance of self-esteem.