Thursday, August 22, 2019


Ma’ayanot Hockey Defeats HAFTR to Finish in First Place, Beats HANC in Playoffs in Double OT

The Ma’ayanot Rapids hockey (8-1) came into their final game of the regular season with a must-win scenario. If they lost to the HAFTR Hawks (4-4), they would be in third place in the Western Division. If they won, they would tie Kushner for first place. With that pressure, the home team, on senior night, won this

Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week: Kayla Greenberg

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Teaneck Doghouse would like to recognize 14-year-old Kayla Greenberg as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The eighth grader at Yavneh Academy is playing her third and final year of middle school hockey. The team has been undefeated for the three seasons and has secured a spot in this


Retirement? Part IV

Rabbi David Bashevkin recently asked me:

“So an Ironman triathlon is 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking, 26.2 miles of running?”

“Yes,” I replied as I watched the wheels turn in his head.

“How do you even train for something like that?”

That is actually the second most common question I get

MGBL Minute

MGBL High School action continued last weekend and despite the damp and dreary weather outside, the competition was heating up inside the Torah Academy of Bergen County. This week’s spotlight game was Aamatex Power Washing vs iShine. Aamatex Power Washing came out shooting with three pointers from Eli Saks, Eli

MVP 2019 11th Annual Boys All Star Day Is a Slam Dunk

(Courtesy of MVP) On Sunday, May 5, MVP Basketball hosted its 11th annual Boys All Star Day at SAR High School in Riverdale. The daylong program featured over 175 players from yeshivas from all leagues throughout the New York and New Jersey metro area, including Bergen County, as selected by their

YABA Hosts Annual dinner

(Courtesy of YABA) This year’s YABA dinner will take place next Thursday night, May 23, at Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood, at 6:45 p.m. The list of honorees includes many former yeshiva greats, the JEC championship teams of 1974 and 1979, and Mark Hoenig.

As a freshman, Mark

HANC Hurricanes No Match for TABC STORM in the Weather Center

The HANC Hurricanes returned to the Weather Center for the first time since November, this time to meet the varsity soccer Storm in the first round of the playoffs. Star player Uri Gulich returned to the lineup after an injury sidelined him for the last game of the season. Gulich exploded for six goals on the night and

RYNJ Jaguars Girls Soccer Is Headed to the Playoffs

It has been another fantastic year for RYNJ Jaguars Girls Soccer as the team wrapped up their regular season with a 6-1-1 record and are now headed into the playoffs. Head Coach Dara Zaer said that “teamwork, communication and dedication to both the program and one another” have been the recipe to their success so far this year

MTA JV Softball Blanks JEC 5-0

(Courtesy of MTA) Last Thursday, the MTA Lions took the one hour bus ride to square off against the JEC Thunder. JEC had started the season winless and were looking to turn everything around. MTA was coming off of a successful week and was looking to get their longest JV softball winning streak in three years. Both teams got off to a slow

Hustle & Heart Sports Sponsors Girls HALB 2019 Invitational Basketball Tournament

HALB hosted a middle school girls basketball tournament this past Sunday. Four teams (two from the women’s only league and two from the Long Island/Queens league) came to compete and left it all on the court. HALB came out on top, defeating Har Torah in the championship game. Thank you Hustle & Heart Sports for helping HALB

MTA and SAR Split Key Doubleheader

(Courtesy of several MTA softball players) The MTA Lions and SAR Sting faced off on Tuesday night for an intense double header. Both games had major playoff implications. MTA was coming off a difficult loss to Heichal and really needed a win to get them into the playoffs. SAR was trying to keep their season perfect. SAR jumped to a