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Posts Tagged ‘Sports’

Jake, Billy and Stephen Slobin in Billy Slobin’s office. 3 men smiling and looking at the camera.

End of an Era at Harrison High School

Steve Stein Contributing Writer Billy Slobin is 56. For 46 of those years, Farmington Hills Harrison High School football has been a huge part of his life. His connection started as a fan. He played for the Hawks for three years (1977-1979) and he’s been the program’s volunteer strength and conditioning coach for 33 years.…

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JCC Maccabi games and artsfest detroit logo with three stars of David showing one star iwth a runner inside, another with a treble clef sign, broadway stage mask that is smiling, and a movie clapper, and a larger one that spells Detroit to take the shape of the star. Underneath detroit it reads "August 4-9, 2019"

It’s Kickoff Time for 2019 Maccabi Games & ArtsFest

Steve Stein Contributing Writer The organizers of the 2019 JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest that Detroit is hosting aren’t waiting until next year to start a recruiting push for athletes, artists, host families and volunteers. They’ve scheduled a Kickoff Celebration at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, in Handleman Hall at the JCC in West Bloomfield.…

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FJA’s Aviva Lupovitch passes the ball to a teammate.

FJA Volleyball Team Serves Success In The Classroom

Steve Stein Contributing Writer The Frankel Jewish Academy volleyball team had some nice accomplishments on the court this season. Despite losing several players from last year’s team, the Jaguars finished 5-9 and “we improved dramatically from the beginning to the end of the season,” said Coach Joe Bernstein. That improvement left Bernstein optimistic because only…

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Sasha Hartje is focused on tennis at Emory University.

Tennis Is A Labor of Love for Sasha Hartje

Steve Stein Contributing Writer Sasha Hartje was a busy young woman in high school. She played tennis, volleyball and soccer for Detroit Country Day School. Outside of school, she played high-level travel hockey. She was a tennis state champion in 2016 and 2017. She was a member of the Tier II 14-and-under AAA national champion…

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Marble Rye won it all in the Inter-Congregational Men’s Club Summer Softball League’s fall season.

Marble Rye Slices Competition in Fall Softball League

Fall isn’t just for football. The Inter-Congregational Men’s Club Summer Softball League has a fall version, a six-team league that plays a compact six-week schedule of five Sundays of regular-season doubleheaders and playoffs on the final Sunday. Fall league organizer Steve Atchman does his best to make the teams competitive, mixing and matching players from…

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Tennis State Champ Makes Opponents Take a Hike

Jenna Silverman loves playing tennis. And she’s good at it. She won a Division 1 state championship last season when she was a sophomore at Bloomfield Hills High School. But she needs a break from tennis sometimes. A big diversion is camping. Shortly after becoming a state champion last spring, Silverman traveled far from her…

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Chuck Freedman still has the tickets from the Aug. 18, 2013, Detroit Tigers game.

Memories of a Coach and Good Friend

It happened a little more than five years ago, but Chuck Freedman remembers every detail. Going to a Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park on a hot Sunday August afternoon with his father-in-law and good friend Richard Maltz. Watching and worrying as Maltz became ill at the stadium before the game and was taken to…

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Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation Honors Athletes

On Tuesday night, the Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation held its 34th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Jewish Community Center. Honorees included Gabe Cohen and Ari Eizen, high school athletes who were named to the Dr. Steven (z”l) and Evelyn Rosen Stars of Tomorrow Scholarship Class of 2018. The 2018 Detroit Jewish News High School…

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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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