Thursday, December 12, 2019


The Rattlers: Almost Snake Bit

The Rinat Rattlers won the B league championship, sweeping a doubleheader against the Lamplighters and avenging an in-season loss. The Rattlers turned four double plays and had key hits to cap a very streaky season which saw them win their first four games, lose five and then finish the regular season on a five game win streak. Due to some complex math that

Local Athletes Compete & Win On US Maccabiah Championship Team

In 1992 the United States of America sent twelve of its best basketball player to compete in the Olympic Games as the original dream Team. They not only defeated, but embarrassed any and all opponents in their path to the Olympic gold. The dream team was reborn last month, when the US sent their 18 and under team to compete in the 2013 Maccabiah Games.   The

Geerz Program Comes To Camp Mesorah

This summer, Camp Mesorah has incorporated a unique and internationally successful leadership mountain biking program called GEERZ. The new program has never been seen before in the Jewish camping world. GEERZ mountain biking program, imported from Israel, has both boys and girls signing up for an all inclusive mountain biking workshop. Founded in Israel by

The Official NFL Youth Flag Football League is Coming to Bergen County

The American Instructional Football League has been in existence for several years all across the country, but recently announced the creation of the The Bergen County Flag Football League.

September 15th through late December 2013, the league will have games every hour on sundays from nine am to six thirty pm at Overpeck County Park Football

Teaneck Junior Soccer

Are you ready for some football? No its not Monday night and I am not talking about the National Football League. The Teaneck Junior Soccer League (TJSL) is providing Teaneck residents with the opportunity to learn, play and enjoy the game of soccer. TJSL is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization founded in 1986 to promote the sport of soccer in Teaneck.


The Newark Bears Orthodox Batboy, Joey Goffstein – Taking His Role to a New Level!

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

We Left as Just a Team, But Returned as Champions

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

Fair Lawn B’nai B’rith Men’s Softball Report: Blue is Gold

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

Newark Bears Host Jewish Heritage Night

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

Yoni Rothberg Wins Moments of a Lifetime Sweepstakes

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

Religious Women Win Thai Boxing Titles

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

Jewish NBA Player Who Scored League’s First Basket Dies at 94

(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