Memorial Day

We’re taking it easy at the KCAC on a beautiful Monday


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League MVPs

As I run down this year’s league MVPs, I will get a picture of them with their new trophy and post it here. Check back on this page for updates.

2013-2014 League MVPs

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KC 3 Wall

The (other) world’ greatest handball tournament is just over a month away. Please get your entry in and join us this summer for some great handball!!

The Kansas City Athletic Club Presents the 38th Annual

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WimbleDotte is ONE MONTH AWAY. Get your entry in to me if you are an alumni, get your friend’s entry in to me if you have a buddy that is interested in playing in it. If you have never played, singles outdoor handball is the toughest workout in the world, and everyone you play against will be evenly matched with you because they’ve never played it either. This is a great party with perfect weather, and it is an opportunity to meet a bunch of friends.


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St. Louis results

Congrats to KCAC members Paul Pfannenstiel and Sam Esser on their Missouri State wins. All division results and a couple of photos of the new addition at the St. Louis hinder club are below.

  • Men’s Open: Dave Chapman defeated Kevin Pettus, 21-8, 21-11
  • Women’s Open: Mikaila Mitchell defeated Rachael LeBaube, 21-2, 21-2
  • A: Sam Esser defeated Ryan Snyder, 21-11, 21-16
  • B: Jimmy Alden defeated John Turek, 20-21, 21-5, 11-8
  • 50-A: Paul Pfannenstiel defeated Tom Bembynista, 21-13, 21-1
  • 50-B: Bill DeRoze defeated Bill Lemp, 21-5, 17-21, 11-7
  • 60: Jim Fox defeated Lary Bozzay, 21-3, 21-7
  • 70: Jim Ward defeated Rick Beaman, 21-6, 21-9
  • 65 Doubles (Round-Robin): Chuck Gottlieb & Gary Brake (1st), Jim Ward & Jerry Soke
  • Jim Fox & Tim Nass were inducted into the Missouri State Handball Hall of Fame
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Dianne Cosentino rest in peace

Services will be Monday 4/14 at Holy Family Parish:

916 NE 96th St.
Kansas City, MO64155
Visitation at Noon
Catholic Mass to follow

Please keep Jim Jr, Tracy, Coz, and all the kids and grandkids and all of Dianne Cosentino’s family in your prayers.

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Service for Jerry Sutera

Visitation/rosary Friday 5-8pm St. Agnes gym

Funeral Saturday 10am St. Agnes church.

Burial following at Mr Calvary at 38th State Ave KCK

Luncheon/party Bishop Miege Commons

From Sam Sutera:

“My dad would be upset if anyone canceled any pre-existing plans to attend these services. As he use to say ‘if I’m dead, I won’t mind’”


PS – Please say a prayer for the Cosentino family. Diane Cosentino, Jim Sr’s ex and Jimmy Cos Jr’s mom went to be with our Lord. Cos said he believed the service for Diane will be Monday at noon. Cos thought it would be an all inclusive service.

Please keep Cosentino’s and Sutera’s in your prayers and I will update the site with new details when I receive them.

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Jerry Sutera rest in peace

from Lou…

To the Handball Community and selected others:

First off stop everything you are doing and say a prayer for Jerry Sutera, his wife Linda and all the kids, mom Sutera and the entire Sutera family.  When you get home tonight hug your kids, your wife and other significant family members and tell them how much you love them.  Two and one half weeks ago Jerry Sutera worked out for the first time at the ACOP looking forward to further rehabilitating his knee replacement and getting back in shape.

For what ever reason Jerry fell down the basement steps in his home around mid-night that night and went to be with our Lord about mid night last night two and one half weeks later.   None of us know the day or the hour that will be our last so forgive those you are mad at or have done you wrong and enjoy the minutes, the precious minutes on this earth with the one’s you love.  No matter when,  it is a short ride so make it a good one and tell someone you care about today how much you love and appreciate them.

I wish everyone single person on this list and all of your families and your extended families the very best.  Again, especially pray for the Sutera’s and the healing and understanding that only God can provide.

Services for Jerry are unknown at this time.   Autopsy is being performed and as soon as we know something we will let you know.

God Bless!

Spaghetti Out!

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Clean the hole

Dear strange people masquerading as handball players,

Since tom marks fired Cinderella for talking to much, we no longer have someone to clean our club.  In light of this, Saturday April 12th will be the annual KCAC clean up day.   This will include, but not limited to:  mopping, leaf removal, sweeping, weed killing, bathrooms cleaned, and trash pick up.  A task list will be provided for your consideration.  Once the work is done, dogs and handball will be served up later in the day just before the Skelly/Frey nude, thumb wrestling finals.

Oh, and on a final note:  any patrons arriving at the club before 7am should be prepared to see the two Jims (wing, sutera) spooning on the upstairs’ couch.  …shhhhhh, aren’t they sweet..


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Jerry Sutera

from Lou…

Handball Family

Last Saturday night one of the family Jerry Sutera stumbled and fell down the basement steps, on his head.

According to the family, after being unconscious the rest of the night Jerry was able to respond, move his limbs etc but the issue is the bruising and significant brain trauma.  Presently, and Jim mentioned he thought for maybe as long as a week Jerry will be kept sedated to allow the swelling to go down in his brain.

Again, this is serious but currently optimistic and hopefully for a complete recovery.   Jerry is in ICU so you cannot go see him but please take the time to say a Rosary and a prayer and keep, Linda, Jerry and all the Suteras in your prayers for a fast and speedy recovery.

Spaghetti  Out

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