Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Sports

Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week: Kaila Zimnavoda

The Jewish Link and Teaneck Doghouse would like to recognize 17-year-old Kaila Zimnavoda as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The senior at the Salanter Akiba School in Riverdale (SAR) finished first place in a cross country 5k earlier this month with a remarkable time of 24:37.

YMSSA Eighth Grade Basketball Preview

As the Yeshiva Middle Schools Sports Association tips off for its seventh season, it is a great time to preview the teams that will compete for the championship. Last season eighth grade championship game showcased the Moriah Mountaineers vs the SAR Sting, with the SAR Sting taking the championship. There are a lot of teams that have the

2019 Hoops for Heroes Yashar LaChayal Middle School Basketball Tournament

(Courtesy of Yashar LaChayal) The 2019 Yashar LaChayal Yeshiva Middle School Basketball Tournament has been launched!

This year the tournament has expanded to include a separate girls tournament, in addition to the boys’.  There are 24 participating teams, 12 boys teams and 12 girls teams,

Retirement Part XI: Race Day, Part 2

(Continued from last issue)

The first couple of miles of the run course were fine. Real problems happened at mile 13. My left hamstring spasmed and I almost fell over. If you had been watching, you would think that I had ants in the pants.

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Shofar at the Ironman With David Roher

CMEK @ SAR Brings Basketball to New York 

(Courtesy of CMEK) Chad Mekles, program director of CMEK, is thrilled to be bringing the CMEK basketball program to New York. CMEK @ SAR will deliver the total basketball experience to the Riverdale community and surrounding areas. Skills and clinics, for all ages, will take place at SAR Academy, 655 W. 254th St. in

Retirement Part XI: Race Day, Part 1

After almost four hours of riding, things started to go sideways...both figuratively and literally.

The bike course starts and ends by the run course.

(You mean the marathon course.)

Don’t remind me. We were

‘Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel’ Makes Local Theatrical Debut 

“Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel” makes its theatrical debut at top indie theaters from September 4-8 in select theaters in New Jersey, New York and California. The film has already won five audience awards at film festivals. The amazing “Cinderella story” making headlines is about a team of nice Jewish baseball

Israeli NBA Player Omri Caspi Returns Home to Maccabi Tel Aviv

Israeli NBA player Omri Caspi signed on Tuesday a three-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv, returning to the team after a decade of playing in the NBA.

Caspi, 31, is the first Israeli to play in the NBA and is now concluding his successful NBA career. The forward decided to return back home

Cleveland Indians All-Star Yasiel Puig Visits Camp Simcha

Cleveland Indians all-star outfielder Yasiel Puig paid a surprise visit to Camp Simcha in Glen Spey, New York. Puig signed autographs for the campers, danced with them and led a baseball clinic. Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special are Chai Lifeline’s flagship summer programs for children with cancer and chronic

Retirement? Part X: Race Day

By David Roher

In my world there is no such thing as a perfect race.

I’m sure there are other people who have perfect races, but I live in a world where something always go sideways. While I imagine it would be nice to see

Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week: Yael Picker

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Teaneck Doghouse would like to recognize 14-year-old Yael Picker as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The recent graduate of Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County (SSBC) will be taking her talents to Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy (SAR) in the fall. Yael was a key cog in the dominant

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