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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Sports

“Pizza Crave” is TBO Middle Girls Champion

After defeating Manor Shoes in round one of the playoffs, the Pizza Crave ladies headed to the championship game against the undefeated Gotham Burger team. To make the task even more daunting, the Pizza Crave squad was playing with a lighter bench than usual. One player was on the disabled list with a strep throat and another player was away in Florida. But

Jewish Link Athletes In the Spotlight: Shai Kaminetsky and Jacob Shapiro

Every coach dreams of a money player. A go to guy, someone they can count on to carry the team when the shots simply are not falling.  On Thursday night, June twentieth, I had the pleasure of seeing two such athletes perform in the Mitch Gross High School Championship game. It was a back and forth game till this dynamic duo turned it on and carried the load,

The Measure of a man

It has been almost six years since my father, Mitchell Merlis Z’L, left this world at the age of fifty.  He valiantly battled cancer for five and a half years, mostly during my tenure in college.  Last month, the Yeshiva Alumni Basketball Association honored my father’s athletic achievements at its annual dinner, and proceeds from the dinner have been

Blackouts Are Shining Bright In Bnai Yeshurun League

The Blackouts continued their winning ways on Sunday, with a their second victory of the season over Shaare Tefilah. It was the their 5th straight victory overall to run their record to 6-4. After a 1-4 start, the team has shot to near the top of the “B” League standings of the Bnai Yeshurun Mens Club Softball League.

The Blackouts, lead by Captain

Jewish Link of Bergen County, Yasher Koach of the Week: J&J Pharmacy 9/10 team

J&J Pharmacy faced off against the champs of the Teaneck Southern Leaugue, the River Cats. J&J got off to a quick start, scoring 3 runs in the first inning and one more in the third. In the top of the fifth inning, J&J was up 4-0. But then the bats of the River Cats started to get hot. They scored 3 in the fifth and one more in the sixth to tie the

J&J Pharmacy 9/10 Team Are Teaneck Champs

J&J Pharmacy faced off against the champs of the Teaneck Southern Leaugue, the River Cats. J&J got off to a quick start, scoring 3 runs in the first inning and one more in the third. In the top of the fifth inning, J&J was up 4-0. But then the bats of the River Cats started to get hot. They scored 3 in the fifth and one more in the sixth to tie the

J & J Pharmacy 9/10 TBO Champs

J&J Pharmacy, the number 1 seed, faced off against the number 2 seed, Genesis Pain Management in the Championship Game. It was a classic pitching duel with J&J ace Liam Levy facing off against Genesis ace David Markovitz. Genesis struck first, by getting one run in the first inning, off a hit by Markovitz. Both pitchers then settled in, and through 4 innings of great

JLBC Athlete of the Week: Rafi Suss

Although he is only a second grader at Yeshivat Noam, 8-year-old Teaneck native Rafi Suss is a multi-sport star. Rafi is an invaluable member of the second grade CMEK travel basketball team as the team’s point guard, floor leader and high scorer. In a recent victory he scored 19 of the teams 28 points. On defense he plays center, is a stopper in the middle,

Yavneh Comes Up Short in Comeback

On May 23rd, Yavneh Academy Girls Hockey team traveled to the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy to play in their much anticipated playoff game. After missing the playoffs last year a victory over the undefeated Kushner team is all they would need to advance to the championship game.

The Kushner Girls started the game with a relentless attack, that forced

Noam Sixth Grade Girls Hockey

The season got off to a bumpy start, after losing our first two games we had to re-focus our efforts and play as a team. After the second defeat our coaches stressed that alone we were a group of individuals, each with individual talents and individual weaknesses. If we continued to play as individuals it would be a long season. At that point, with the help and

Advanced Medical Imaging EHMC vs. Sinai Schools for the MGBL High School Championship

As the second season of the Mitch Gross High School Basketball league comes to a close, the games couldn’t be more exciting.  Last Saturday night featured two intense semi-final games.  Game one was a back-and-forth battle, as the 64-60 overtime score indicates.  Advanced Medical Imaging EHMC took an early lead led by James Weiss, who scored 15 of his game-high 28

JLBC Athlete of the week: Amalya Knapp

Nine-year-old Teaneck native Amalya Knapp is a competitive USAG gymnast currently training for her Level 8 season. Amalya got her first taste for gymnastics at the young age of 2, and the love affair has continued ever since. Her coaches were immediately drawn to her talent, combined with a focus and drive rarely seen in someone so young.

After several