Monday, May 20, 2019

Sports

Jewish Basketball League Ends Season on a High

Community leader Jeff Kapelus has been running the Jewish Basketball League (JBL) for the past 15 years. In addition to providing a top-notch basketball product, JBL’s mission is to bring together families of all denominations and backgrounds throughout Westchester. JBL is about sportsmanship, a sense

New Bi-Cultural Athletics Has Championship Season

When it comes to creating a successful youth athletics program, it’s all about dialogue.

“To build a sports program from the ground up you first have to build a dialogue with both students and parents,” says Stefan Driehuizen, athletics director and physical education teacher at

MVP 2019 11th Annual Girls All Star Day Is Smashing Success

(Courtesy of MVP) On Sunday, April 14, MVP Basketball hosted its 11th annual Girls All Star Day at SAR High School in Riverdale. The daylong program featured over 100 players from yeshivas from all leagues throughout the New York and New Jersey metro area, including Bergen County, as selected by their respective coaches.

By Chance

I flew up to Boston on Sunday for the Boston Marathon. I had to be at dinner by 5:45 and my host by 8:45 for Game of Thrones. So, I expected a calm afternoon of visiting the race expo and picking up my race number.

TABC Varsity Baseball Dominates Ramaz 

TABC Baseball is heading into the Pesach break 3-0 after cruising to a 12-0 blowout over the Ramaz Rams. The game started more than 30 minutes late due to a malfunction with the field lights, but just as the teams were readying to head home, there was light, and then there was ball. The Storm took

MTA Soccer Silences Ramaz, Clinches Playoff Spot

The MTA Soccer Lions walked into the Ramaz gym on Sunday, April 14th with flashbacks of blowing their 12-5 lead late in the third quarter just a few weeks ago. Luckily, MTA narrowly escaped with a 13-12 win against Ramaz and a chip on their shoulders. Determined to rewrite the narrative and prove their

SAR Seventh Grade Boys Defeat Moriah in YMSSA Seventh Grade Championship Game

On March 19, the SAR seventh grade boys basketball team defeated Moriah in the championship for the second year in a row. On championship night, the TABC gym was filled to capacity with fans who wanted to win the championship almost as badly as the players. Many students and faculty came out to

MTA Wins Chess Championship for Third Consecutive Year

In a tightly contested tournament, held on Tuesday, April 2, MTA beat out Ramaz, Kushner and DRS to win the chess championship for the third consecutive year.

MTA Varsity Lions Win Sarachek Championship;  Earn Right to Name Coach’s Baby

When March 4, otherwise known as Sarachek Selection Monday, arrived and the seeds of the tournament were revealed, the Lions were determined to become the Tier II champions. Coach Weissberg even offered a great incentive to encourage the team to play their best—if they went undefeated,

Game on for WTA Warriors

In another big milestone for Westchester Torah Academy, on February 28, the middle school JV boys basketball team hosted Manhattan Day School in its first game ever. Fifth grader Daniel Delman scored the first basket ever for the school. Though the WTA Warriors did not win, the team is looking forward to many more

Carmel Academy Girls Basketball Team Wins First Place Tournament Trophy

Carmel Academy capped off an exciting basketball season by hosting its annual Seder Plate Basketball Tournament on Sunday, February 10, at its Greenwich campus.

The five-school tournament included Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy, Ezra Academy, Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford

Teaching Life Lessons Through Baseball

I’ve now been coaching youth baseball for almost six years. I currently run a private baseball instruction business in Westchester, New York. I started my business to make a couple of extra bucks giving baseball lessons to kids in the neighborhood. After putting up some flyers, making some

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