Posts Tagged ‘Sports’

Past winners of the Michael Yendick “Pure Heart” Award and members of Yendick’s family at this year’s award presentation

Umps Make The Call On Yendick Award Winner

All the umpires in the Inter-Congregational Men’s Club Summer Softball League know Jeff Diskin. But that’s not a bad thing. “Jeff is a good soul,” said longtime league umpire-in-chief Rob Landaw. “He fits the name of the award 100 percent.” The award is the Michael Yendick “Pure Heart” Award. Above: Past winners of the Michael Yendick…

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Coach Karen Gordon huddles with her U.S. 16U girls basketball team after losing the gold medal game at the International Maccabi Youth Games in Israel

Dream Comes True…With One Difference

Karen Gordon’s dream was to play basketball representing the United States in Israel. That wish didn’t come true, so she did the next best thing this summer. She coached a U.S. basketball team in Israel. Gordon, who has been involved with the Detroit Maccabi program for 32 years, coached the U.S. 16U girls basketball team…

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B’nai B’rith golf league champs Gary Klinger and Dale Taub

3 Sports, Championships

Gary Klinger has won a B’nai B’rith sports triple crown over the past several months. His team won the championship of the Brotherhood-Eddie Jacobson bowling league this spring. He was a member of the Temple Israel No. 6 squad that won the Greenberg Division title in the Inter-Congregational Men’s Club Summer Softball League. Also this…

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Alan Muskovitz edges in for an interview with Tiger Woods in 2004.

For Openers: My Glory Days

Tiger Woods has nothing on me. Above: Alan Muskovitz edges in for an interview with Tiger Woods in 2004. I just finished enjoying two events on television that involved participants desperate for big victories — and it didn’t involve politics I spent the afternoon of Sept. 23 watching the dramatic finish to Tiger Woods’ win in…

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Detroit Games co-chair Karen Gordon, director Jeremy Fishman and co-chair Franci Silver along with Stacie Francombe and Carissa Mindt from Atlanta

Wanted: Maccabi Games Participants

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit will play host to the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest next year. Aug. 4-9, 2019, to be exact. Even though the dates are about 10 months away, a call went out last week for local athletes to try out for Detroit teams and sign up for individual sports,…

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Jim Berk shows off the swimming medals he won last month at the Michigan Senior Olympics.

Swim 3 Miles In A Lake … Why Not?

Jim Berk wrote yet another success story last month at the Michigan Senior Olympics. The West Bloomfield resident won three gold medals and one silver medal swimming in four events at Oakland University, giving him 15 golds, three silvers and one bronze over six years. He’s been in 19 events and won a medal in…

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Detroit’s Israeli dance group was solid gold.. Detroit dance team

Dancing With The Stars…

Detroit Dominates At Maccabi Games There’s no dancing around the fact that Detroit’s dance team did quite well at the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest last month in southern California. Detroit’s roster of 13 experienced competitive dancers earned medals in 15 of the competition’s 20 routines. “That was the largest Detroit dance team we’ve in…

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From left, Coach Jeremy Fishman and players Noah Kam, Alex Mayoras and Carson Brodsky on the gold medal-winning 14U boys basketball team.

Maccabi Games Gold For Basketball Players, Dancers

Let’s continue our JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest coverage with these reports from the games earlier this month in Orange County, Calif. Blue Gold Detroit 14U boys basketball players Noah Kam, Carson Brodsky and Alex Mayoras brought home a gold medal playing in the Blue bracket. They were on a mixed delegation team with players…

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Morgan Leib had to watch the game from the penalty box while her Detroit teammates killed off a hooking call against her.

No Hockey Medal For Detroit, But Many Good Memories

Depending upon who is asked, Morgan Leib is either the second or third girl to play hockey in the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest. She’s definitely the first girl to play for Detroit in the three years hockey has been part of the Maccabi Games. And there’s no doubt Leib and her Detroit teammates split…

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The Detroit hockey team that competed at the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest in California

Perseverance Pays Off For Female Hockey Player

The first results from Detroit are in from the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest in Orange County, Calif., and they’re as cold as ice. The Detroit hockey team reached the quarterfinals of the 11-team competition last week but didn’t advance any further and fell one victory short of making it to the medal round. Mark…

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