Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
STDD: Score, time, down, distance to the goal. That's Merrill Reese's philosophy when broadcasting a football game. After 29 years as the radio announcer for the Philadelphia Eagles, Reese still sticks to the basics. "A great broadcaster is not a great broadcaster on the strength of his touchdown calls or home run calls. That's all icing on the cake," said...
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Lower Moreland High School's Taylor Cohen won the PIAA Class AA singles tennis championship, not losing one set during competition.
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At the Mid-Atlantic Junior JCC Maccabi Games held June 3 in Wilmington, Del., the 10- to 12-year-old athletes from Philadelphia competed well, according to the JCCs of Greater Philadelphia. Local kids earned 46 swimming medals and four in tennis. The Bucks County region won gold medals in both boys and girls soccer, while the Bux-Mont JCC boys took home a...
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Local business executive Lee Evan Tabas and his son, Brad, participated in the Arava Institute and Hazon Israel Bike Ride. The 300-mile ride took cyclists from Jerusalem to Eilat over the course of eight days.
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
While looking at a black-and-white photo from his playing days, Joe Blasenstein's eyes were distant and his face somber -- a stark contrast to the imposing and determined figure charging ahead in the photo. A linebacker and offensive guard for Pennsylvania State University in the early 1960s, Blasenstein terrorized opposing players with bone-crushing hits. Seeing the photo at 66 years...
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