Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775
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Aaron Passman, JE Featiure
After a recent incident between Lower Merion and Strath Haven high schools -- in which students engaged in anti-Semitic trash-talking on Facebook prior to a soccer match between the two -- both schools have moved to quell the furor, as well as educate students about the incident. Strath Haven principal MaryJo Yannacone said her school was tackling the issue on...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Talking trash in sports is an accepted part of the culture, but a recent anti-Semitic incident at Lower Merion High School took it too far. Last week, Lower Merion was scheduled to play rivals from Strath Haven High School in Wallingford, and a group of students -- and possible alumni and community members -- were swapping some trash talk on...
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Philadelphia sent 108 athletes to the recent JCC Maccabi Games held in Detroit's Palace at Auburn Hills, the home of the NBA Pistons. The competition featured swimming, soccer, base-ball, softball, golf, bowling, basketball, dance, in-line hockey, table tennis, volleyball, track-and-field and table tennis.
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Jared Shelly
Tom Kleinman couldn't help himself. After just a year of hosting the women's professional softball team -- the Philadelphia Force -- at his quaint ballpark in Allentown, Pa., the team was ready to fold. Owner Bill Thompson was facing health problems and needed to sell the team to keep it afloat. Kleinman -- who has worn hats as diverse as...
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By:
Jared Shelly
Athletes from Lebron James to Donavan McNabb have described the "moment" they knew -- that time, often at young age, when they realized they possessed the athletic gifts that could carry them to the professional ranks. Dan Arnstein knew he wasn't one of those kids. "I'm a really, really awful athlete," said Arnstein, a 20-year-old junior at Haverford College. "I...
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