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Thursday, August 16, 2018

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MGBL Minute

This past saturday night, the Jewish Link of New Jersey team (Link) defeated Dr Popowitz’s Center for Foot and Ankle Disorders (Popowitz) 61-59 on a last second put back. The Link team, after a very early lead, had to battle back from a 16 point deficit, in the first half, to claim the victory.

Escape From Alcatraz: Part IV

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(Yes, we know)

that I did not want to neglect telling you about the bike.

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SPORTS SCENES

Naomi ‘Supergirl’ Kutin Receives Athlete of the Year Award

This past Sunday the Jewish Sports Heritage Association held its first annual induction ceremony to honor some of the world’s greatest Jewish athletes from a variety of sports.

One of the honorees was Fair Lawn’s Naomi Kutin. Kutin and Jacob Labovitz received the Michael Freedman Outstanding

Ma’ayanot Rapids Volleyball Takes Second Place at YULA Tournament

The Ma’ayanot volleyball team consists of two seniors, captain Adira Levine and Reina Goldman; three juniors, Eden Schechter, Shoshi Blech and Lilly Fuchs; and finally, three sophomores Gila Shepotofsky, Meital Fuksbrumer and JV captain Rachel Landesman.

Their first game against the host

Ma’ayanot Swim Team Competes at YULA Tournament

The Ma’ayanot swim team did very well at the YULA tournament last weekend, competing against Frisch, Shalhevet, De Toledo and hosted by YULA. The swimmers competed at UCLA on day one and at Santa Monica University on day two. The Rapids sent eight swimmers from the regular-season swim team: senior Leora Wasserman, juniors Ayala Kilimnick and Meira Cohen and

Yeshiva University Roller Hockey Team Has Another Successful Season

(Courtesy of yumacs.com) The Yeshiva University roller hockey team had another successful season, advancing to the National quarterfinal game for the second season in a row. This was just Yeshiva’s second year competing in Division II and third year of existence as a program.

The Maccabees

Yiddle League Holds Opening Day

Yiddle League kicked off its opening day baseball games this past Sunday in Passaic-Clifton. The boys braved the “football weather” and produced many competitive games, including a nail-biter in the second grade division. This is the largest group of boys for Yiddle League, with over 400 boys, bli ay”h, participating

Yeshiva University Tennis Captures Fifth Straight Skyline Championship and NCAA Bid

(Courtesy of yumacs.com) The Yeshiva University men’s tennis team continues its dynasty, as the No. 1 Maccabees knock off the No. 2 Mariners of the United States Merchant Marine Academy on Sunday evening, to capture their fifth consecutive Skyline Conference championship. The final score was 5-0. Yeshiva also earns an automatic

Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week: Rina Finkelstein

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Teaneck Doghouse would like to recognize 18 year old Rina Finkelstein as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The Bruriah High School senior, recently completed an undefeated 12-0 regular season as a captain of the Bruriah Lightning basketball team and has begun her final season as a

Kushner Track Excels Once Again

The Kushner Cobras track team placed another strong showing at the yeshiva league’s second meet of the season, on Sunday, April 29, at Red Hook Track.

Junior Andy Schnipper and freshman Maurice Koresh both won events. Schnipper finished first in the 400, while Koresh finished first in the 800.

MGBL Minute

This past weekend the much anticipated MGBL high school league kicked off, showcasing some of the top high school talent. This year’s league draws from New Jersey’s Bergen, Passaic, Edison and Middlesex counties, along with Monsey and New York City.

After Shabbos, all teams played an exhibition game to gear up