Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Iyyar 17, 5775
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
After a year of waiting for redemption, it didn't take long for Matt Berson to make his presence known in the Friends Schools League championship soccer game. After losing to the Shipley School in last year's finals, Berson -- now a senior -- and his teammates from the Germantown Friends School were determined to make amends in this season's championship...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Before each game this season -- while lacing up their cleats, stretching a bit or running a few laps -- players on the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy soccer team took a moment to look at the photo. Each time Zach Pomerantz saw it, he said he realized how lucky he was to have his freedom. It made Raphael Menko...
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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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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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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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