Thursday, August 22, 2019


Retirement Part VI: The Warm Up

Sometimes the biggest logistical nightmares reveal the greatest results. I originally signed up to do this, half Ironman Connecticut because I was planning to do a half Ironman a month for six months.

(And you abandoned this because you realized this was a crazy, stupid

Kids of Courage Play in Flag Football Tournament

(Courtesy of Kids of Courage) 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

TABC Wins First MYHSAL Baseball Championship

It was their year.

Yechiel Keiser pitched a complete game, battery-mate Sammy Greenberg had two hits and two RBI and the TABC Storm defeated the Ramaz Rams 5-1, last Monday night, June 17, to take home the school’s first baseball league championship.


Triumph Hotels Takes TBO Middle Girls Championships

After a long and hard fought season, the TBO middle girls championship was played last Sunday between Triumph Hotels and Bergen Veterinary Hospital. The game started off quickly for both teams, as each team was able to push runs across the plate early on. After the first inning, Triumph Hotels starter Atara Goldwasser settled down

BBO’s Bellcar Electric Advances to Championships

Entering the bottom of the sixth inning of the semi-final game in the second and third grade division, TBO’s Congregation Bnai Yeshurun was winning 8-4. After a bunch of walks, and key hits by Reuven Zelig and Yehuda Savetsky, BBO’s Bellcar Electric scored five runs in the inning to claim victory and make their way to the

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, beginning in November, to prepare for

Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week: Ester Avidan

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Teaneck Doghouse would like to recognize 17 -year-old Ester Avidan as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. A recent graduate of the Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Ester is coming off of an amazing tenure with the Rapids soccer team. Coach Marc Zharnest told the JLNJ, “I’ve been

MGBL Launches  High School Girls League

MGBL, the Mitch Gross Basketball League, is now open to high school girls. This extension of the existing league has been an ongoing process, according to Dov Elefant, member of the MGBL executive committee, who stated that they are “excited to launch a high school girls league; this will be a new chapter for MGBL.” He also

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

(JNS) 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

Elmora’s Emeralds Win Rookie Division Championship

The Emeralds won a nail-biter of a game last night against the Storm to win the Rookie Division championship of the Elmora Youth League in Elizabeth. The final score was 6-5.

In the first inning, both teams scored three runs through great offense on both sides. In the second, both teams were

Hunger to Win: SSDS Girls Soccer Enjoys Nearly Undefeated Season

(Courtesy of SSDS Bergen) Schechter’s 2019 girls’ soccer season kick-started with unfinished business. The previous year, the Sharks lost a tough game against the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in the championship game. This year’s goal was for the team to return to the title game, raising a banner and championship

Sportstar Select at Camp Shalom Has Great First Week