Sunday, October 20, 2019


Sportstar Select Scenes

Retirement Part IX: The Week Before the Ironman Triathlon

The week before an Ironman is like something out of “A Tale of Two Cities.”

(“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times?”)

The week allows me certain freedom I haven’t seen in three months, but it also can be

Fair Lawn’s Shoshana Lofstock Recognized for Ice Hockey Skills

For many kids, the prospect of becoming a professional athlete is, for the most part, unrealistic. However, with a certain combination of skill and determination, such seemingly far-fetched dreams can instantly materialize. Take Shoshana Lofstock, a 13-year-old girl from Yavneh Academy who has excelled in

Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week: Liav Merlin

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Teaneck Doghouse would like to recognize 14-year-old Liav Merlin as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. A recent graduate of Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston, Merlin has been playing soccer both in middle school and for Livingston travel for many years. This past year, she served as

Sportstar Select: Week Seven Action

Central NJ Athletes Join Junior Maccabi Competition in Detroit

The Central New Jersey delegation spent the week competing in the Junior Maccabi games in Detroit against JCC teams from across the U.S. and the world.

TBO Donates Baseball Equipment to Israel

Baseball, a beloved game to most Americans, is on the rise in Israel. To that end, Teaneck Baseball Organization (TBO) has donated equipment to Chashmonaim’s four baseball teams. The equipment, including helmets, shin guards, baseballs and pants, replaced the Chashmonaim teams’ worn-out and sometimes hazardous

Sportstar Select at Camp Shalom Is Going Strong

Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week: Yehudah Pinsker

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Teaneck Doghouse would like to recognize 18-year-old Yehudah Pinsker as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. Pinsker is a recent graduate of the Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy (JEC High School). Two of Pinsker’s most remarkable games occurred this past season as a pitcher for the

Let’s Bring Skill and Strategy Back to the Yeshiva Soccer League

If there’s one common denominator among official sports, it’s stability. Stability in equipment and environment choice are qualities that balance games, so each person is rewarded based largely on his or her merit. Without stabilizing factors, games can falter or even fall apart when coupled with uncontrolled

Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week: Rikki Ashman

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Teaneck Doghouse would like to recognize 12-year-old Rikki Ashman as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. Ashman is a competitive gymnast training at level nine at Galaxy Gymnastics in Orangeburg, NY. She is coached by Jamie Winkler, Galina Petrouniak, Sergei Vaitenok and Josh De Michele. Ashman

TBO 8U Baseball Travel All-Stars Complete Stellar Regular NEBAS Season

While most of their contemporaries were busy spending the beginning of vacation time either at day camp or traveling with family, 13 brave 8 year olds were representing Teaneck in the now annual Northeast Bergen all-star baseball league which pits local towns against each other. This season, the American Conference, in which