Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775
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t's rare that a 15-year-old freshman gets to take the reins of a prominent high school basketball team, but that's exactly what happened to Jesse Krasna at Pennsbury High School this season. With two guards nursing injuries, the muscular, 5-foot-11-incher was named starting point guard during the season's opener -- and given the task of controlling the offense on the...
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When the U.S. Junior boys basketball team begins playing at the 11th Pan American Maccabi Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in December, they will surely be favorites to win the gold medal. Just 10 years ago, however, it was anybody's competition. But it all changed when Brian Schiff took over as head coach of the 13- to 16-year-olds, and began...
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It's not that Dave Goldstein was deemed a long shot; he was supposed to have no shot at all. They claimed he couldn't eat with the professionals. Heck, they went on, he couldn't even eat with the amateurs. And when he entered the Wachovia Center on Feb. 2 for Wing Bowl 2007, a chicken-wing eating contest developed by morning sports-radio...
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Just in time for spring training, a baseball fan offers one right down the middle
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Baseball as an art canvas? Sure, the game is considered as an art by fans. But as a canvas? That's the idea behind the business Conversation Pieces Inc., a local company that's the brainchild of Emily Wolfson of Bala Cynwyd. She paints intricate scenes on official size and weight baseballs -- in the process transforming an ordinary piece of sports...
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Over the years, 33-year-old Dan Rootenberg has participated in every kind of baseball tryout imaginable -- from 1995 spring training with the New York Mets to minor league squads to a team in Zurich, Switzerland. But he said he'd never seen a tryout quite like the one in Massachusetts back in August. From a baseball perspective, things seemed pretty routine:...
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