Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Meet 6-foot, 220-pound Sean Goldstein. If you happen to be a running back from the Inter-Ac league, which encompasses a number private high schools, you've probably already run into the Chestnut Hill Academy middle-line backer -- literally -- and chances are, it didn't feel too good. With a bench-press maximum of 300 pounds, and a squat of 410, the 17-year-old...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Play ball! That's a lifelong cry of baseball delight and a clarion call of sports to most of the men of the Sports Club at the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life in Horsham. And what better time to celebrate than now, with the Phils in the playoffs? The club's members -- a dozen or so sports-minded guys...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Although sports agent Marc Simon has 15 clients playing basketball in Spain, France, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Lithuania, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and all over the United States, he said that placing a kid on a pro team in Israel proved to be one of his most meaningful experiences. "There's a personal connection," said the 26-year-old, who played ball himself at...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With 100-degree Houston heat bearing down on a sweltering soccer field, the Philadelphia girls 16-and-under squad were fighting hard to win a chance to play for the gold. With under one minute to go, they trailed a team from the Washington, D.C., area 2-1, and it appeared that their time in the JCC Maccabi Games last month was close to...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
When he played football for Council Rock High School North several years ago, Noah Gross had a difficult decision to make once the High Holidays rolled around. Even though school was closed on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, his team still had practice. But being an observant Jew, he decided that it was best to skip the drills and go...
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