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Pizza Block Predators Win Boys Junior and Senior SAR FHL Championships

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The Pizza Block Predators captured the SAR FHL Senior League Championship this past Sunday by a score of 5-1 in the Fall 2016 season finale. The victory on Sunday capped off a perfect 9-0 season for the Predators, led by their goalie, Jedidiah Konovitch, who recorded a shutout in the semi-final playoff game and posted a...

SAR Varsity Basketball Pulls Out 11 Point Comeback ​

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On Monday night, December 19, the SAR boys varsity basketball team faced off against the TABC Storm. The game started off with sloppy play from both teams. After trading baskets throughout the quarter, the Sting led 13-11. However, the lead didn’t last long. The Storm outscored SAR 12-9 and finished the quarter up by two. From there, it was all Storm.

After a number of jump shots from forward Mo Proctor and two key threes from guard Ranaan Kimmel, the Sting found themselves in a an 11 point hole. Though their margin grew larger, the Sting never gave up. With phenomenal play and leadership from captain Daniel Wisotsky, the Sting was able to cut the TABC lead to a mere four points...

The Jewish Link and Gotham Burger Sportstar of the Week: Henry Mann

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The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Gotham Burger would like to recognize thirteen year old Henry Mann as this week’s sportstar of the week. After leading his team to the YMSSA championship game two years in a row (winning it all in sixth grade), the Salanter Akiba Riverdale (SAR) eighth grader collected MVP honors at the first ever Swish for Sderot Tournament.

Henry, congrats on a great tournament and a so far undefeated season for the SAR Sting. Who would you say is your role model and why?

My sabbas. One is an incredible athlete at nearly 70 years old, and learns every single day. The other went blind at a late age and taught himself all these new skills including how to use an...

SAR Varsity Hockey Continues Dominant Play

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SAR’s Varsity hockey team defeated MTA 6-1 last Monday night in Washington Heights. MTA, playing for postseason lives, came out firing, dominating puck possession in the first period. Despite that, a Gordie Kolb power play goal gave SAR an early 1-0 lead. MTA quickly responded, however,  tying it at one moments later. The game was tied heading into the second.

Early in the second period, Ephraim Herstic made a beautiful pass to Joey Mogilner, who backhanded the puck into the net, giving SAR a 2-1 lead that they would not relinquish. Kolb then took over, scoring twice within a five minute span, and then assisting Judah Fortgang’s second goal of the year. Jason Burian added a third...

Swish for Sderot Yeshiva Basketball Tourney Is a Win-Win for All

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The Swish for Sderot Yeshiva Day School Basketball Tournament Mega Grand Finale 2016 took place on Sunday, December 4, at SAR Academy in Riverdale. The event was the culmination of a month-long program to raise awareness and funds for the community and Hesder Yeshiva of Sderot, as well as having 16 yeshiva day schools play in an exciting boys basketball tournament.

Games were played at school gyms, from Long Beach to New City, Brooklyn to Edison, NJ, Great Neck, NY to Deal, NJ, Kew Garden Hills to Mamaroneck and Riverdale; over 200 players participated in this event. Twenty-four games were played throughout the five weeks of the tournament, and there was great basketball played, as...

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