Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sports

New Rochelle’s Maddy Shatzkes Wins Yankees Essay Contest

On Wednesday, June 26, ten year old Madison Shatzkes of New Rochelle took the field at Yankee Stadium as part of a pre-game ceremony. Madison, also known as Maddy, was a “New York Daily News” essay contest winner. The contest asked kids ages 8-14 to write an essay explaining what ‘Yankee Tradition’ means to them.

SAR B-Ball Star Named Year’s Top Jewish Player 

On July 1, Jewish Hoops of America named Judah Oppenheimer, of Scarsdale and SAR Academy (‘19), as the National Player of the Year for the 2018-19 season. According to Jewish Hoops of America, “Oppenheimer capped a stellar three year varsity career by averaging 21.4 points per game and led the Sting to a 15-10 record and a

Retirement? Part V: How Do You Train for Something as Big as an Ironman?

For a July Ironman like Lake Placid, I start training in December. There are 40 minute swims at 5 a.m., 60 minute indoor bike rides at 4:30 and the occasional six to eight mile run in the snow.

That’s called the «base phase.» By March, I start adding volume.

Kids of Courage Play in Flag Football Tournament

Kids of Courage, the non-profit organization dedicated to creating smiles on the faces of children with serious illnesses, ran its first-ever flag football tournament event this past Sunday in Cedarhurst, at Lawrence High School. The super successful fundraising event featured Curtis Samuel, wide receiver

YABA Celebrates 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees 

(Courtesy of YABA) The 2019 YABA (Yeshiva High School Alumni Basketball Association) dinner took place on Thursday, May 23, at Ahavath Torah in Englewood, and was attended by close to 200 people. The crowd was a mix of alumni and old time players, former and current coaches and managers from the Metropolitan Jewish High School League. The

Jack Hughes Becomes First Jewish Player to Be First Pick in NHL Draft

Jack Hughes became the first Jewish player to be the No. 1 overall pick in the National Hockey League draft.

Hughes, 18, was selected on June 21 by the New Jersey Devils.

He comes from a family of hockey players: His father, Jim, who is Catholic, was a

Undefeated Kinneret Soccer Wins YMSSA Championship 

The 2019 Kinneret Day School soccer season actually began in 2018. The team always starts practices right after Thanksgiving break, while most other schools are still in the middle of the fall hockey season. This season, 16 of the school’s finest soccer players arrived at 7 a.m. every week,

TABC JV Softball Tops Sting in Playoff Opener

The JV softball team came out victorious over SAR 6-3 in their playoff opener at Sagamore to advance to the semifinals. The Storm were out for revenge against the Sting after they had lost to them in heartbreaking fashion in the regular season. TABC was already in a hole to kick off the game, being down 2-0 after two innings. Going

MTA Sports Management Club Welcomes Guest Speaker

On Tuesday, May 28, MTA’s Sports Management Club welcomed guest speaker Howard Seif, VP of Partnership Marketing at Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment.

Seif discussed his career in the sports industry and led a Q&A session, at which talmidim had the opportunity to learn more about the

TABC Storm Baseball Punches Ticket to Finals

The TABC Baseball team is championship bound! The Storm beat the Frisch Cougars in convincing fashion 7-2 to close the book on this season series. The first time the Route 4 rivals met this year was in an 11 inning thriller that went to the Frisch Cougars. The Storm bounced back when they beat the Cougars in the final of the

MTA Baseball Lions Move on to the Playoffs

All season, the Mta Lions baseball team, led by coach Shmuli Goldis, had one mantra “today and today only.” After their game against Frisch was rescheduled three times, the Lions came out ready to win as it would make a difference in their season. Winning this game would also be important for Frisch as it would secure the

RYNJ Jaguars Complete Historic Season 

Hustle. Heart. Determination. Follow-through. These are but a few adjectives one could use to describe the 2018-19 RYNJ Jaguars boys hockey team. “From day one I had a strong feeling this team was going to be special,” said Coach Dov Elefant. “Despite having to live up to last year’s team who was also fantastic, the boys

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