Teaneck native Joey Goffstein, 17, who is currently heading into his senior year at YUHSB, has loved baseball since he was two years old. His father often relates a story that in 1998, during the famous “Home Run Chase” between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, two year old Joey – often only wearing a diaper – would stand with his face glued to the TV set
It is often said that your teammates are the best friends that you will ever have. In the case of the Silver Level Gymnastics Team (approximately level 8) from the United States Gymnastics Development Center in Leonia, NJ, this is certainly true. Most of the girls on the team have been doing gymnastics since they were three or four years old, and they put
When discussing sports teams, the word “dynasty” is rarely used. It is reserved for a team that, according to Dictionary.com, “dominates their sport or league for multiple seasons or years.” The “A” division of the B’nai B’rith Softball League just wrapped up its 27th season and The Blue Team won an impressive fourth straight championship
This past Sunday, August 4th, the Newark Bears - members of the Can -Am Baseball League, hosted Jewish Heritage Night at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium in Newark, NJ. Their opponents, the Wichita Wingnuts, joined in the festivities as well. Long-time season ticket holder and rabid Bears fan, Daniel Weiss of Manhattan, threw out the first pitch. His
On Sunday June 30 2013, when the New York Mets took the field there was something very wrong. The scorecard announced that the Mets hard throwing rookie Zach Wheeler would be pitching that day, but in his stead, twelve year old Yoni Rothberg was on the mound for the amazins.
Yoni’s uncle had a connection with the Mets, and was able to get four great
Israeli 12th-graders Nili Block and Sarah Abraham came home from a Thai boxing (Muay Thai) championship in Thailand with gold medals. Block, from Beit Shemesh, also won first place in her age category in the XIX KickBox World Cup in Hungary, and bested hundreds of other girls in the 10K run of the 2013 Jerusalem Marathon.
Now 18, Block was only 10
(JNS.org) Oscar “Ossie” Schectman, a Jewish player who scored the first basket in the history of what evolved into the National Basketball Association (NBA), died recently at age 94.
Schectman’s historic field goal came on Nov. 1, 1946 for the New York Knicks of the Basketball Association of America (BAA)—the precursor to the NBA—against the
On Tuesday, August 6th, Areyvut and Moshava Ba’ir, with the help of The Frisch School, held the 3rd Annual Kayitz Classic, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. The tourney was won by the threesome of Avi Kaye, Ike Pariser and Mo Pariser
Areyvut, a non-profit organization based in Bergenfield, NJ, runs programs for children and teens to facilitate their
In late May, thirty of Teaneck Baseball Organization’s best players showed up at Clubhouse to try out for the eight and under summer travel team. It was a difficult job for the coaches to select a twelve man team with one alternate. The plan for the team was to play three games a week and practice three times a week. Thank G-d for shabbos..
The Mitch Gross Basketball League or MGBL was established in 2009 in memory of then Teaneck resident and friend to many – Mitchell Gross. MGBL is a privately operated recreational basketball league. The league was founded by Moshe Zwebner and other dear friends of Mitch (Ronnie Aranoff, Abe Cohen, Dov Elefant, Eddie Goldberg, Lior Hod, Michael Katz,
Israeli women’s lacrosse team member Sara Greenberg wields her stick. Credit: Donna Pedersen.
The Israeli women’s lacrosse team will not play on Shabbat, even though this means they cannot win the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) 2013 Women’s World Cup, which ends this weekend in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
On Wednesday, the