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August 08, 2003 - Image 58

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-08-08

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Jewish Stars

New Hoops Coaches
Are Familiar Faces \



Special to the Jewish News


oward Golding is the new
boys varsity basketball coach
at Bloomfield Hills
Andover High School. The
West Bloomfield resident previously
handled squads at Lamphere High in
Madison Heights and Birmingham's
Seaholm High and coached boys and
girls teams at Oak Park High. Golding,
58, coached Maccabi basketball for 11
years and was an assistant at Schoolcraft
College in Livonia last season.
It's reunion time for former Pistons
coach Ron Rothstein, 60, who joins Isiah
Thomas' staff as the Indiana Pacers' sen-
ior assistant coach. Rothstein spent three
seasons as an assistant and one year as
head coach during Thomas' playing
career in Detroit. Rothstein also coached
the Miami Heat for three seasons and was
an assistant in Atlanta and Cleveland.
Rothstein, known as a defensive special-
ist, also coached the WNBA Miami Sol
for three seasons, then returned to the
NBA as an advisor to Heat coach Pat
Riley last year.
Grosse Pointe native Morgan Pressel,
15, made the cut in U.S. Women's
Open golf last month. She finished in
52nd place, shooting a 20-over par 304.
Pressel leaped into the spotlight with an

Dr. Michelle Wolfe of Southfield, a
former medical officer in the U.S.
Navy, has joined the ob-gyn staff at
the Henry Ford Medical Center
Southfield. She is a member of the
American Academy of Obstetrics and
Gynecology and American
Association of Gynecologic

Dr. Avraham Raz of West Bloomfield
has been recognized by his peers for
more than two
decades of cancer
research and discov-
ery. The Metastasis
Research Society hon-
ored Dr. Raz with the
Paget-Ewing Award
for his years of work
in helping to find a
Dr. Raz
cure for cancer. Dr.

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opening-round 70, one under-par.
Although she didn't maintain that pace,
her performance was impressive for a
15-year-old. This was her second trip to
the Open. In 2001 Pressel, just shy of
her 13th birthday, became the youngest
qualifier in U.S. Women's Open history,
but missed the cut in that event.
Jordan Gruber spent part of his sum-
mer playing side-by-side with college
rivals and pro soccer players. The former
Birmingham Groves' Mr. Soccer and
current Michigan State junior played
midfield for the Mid Michigan Bucks, a
minor league soccer team that plays in
the Premier Development League. The
league includes professional players but
allows amateurs to compete while retain-
ing college eligibility. In 10 games,
Gruber had no goals and one assist. The
team finished 15-4-1 and reached the
conference championship game.
Several North Farmington-West
Bloomfield (NFWB) travel baseball
teams with strong Jewish identities
enjoyed success this summer.
The 12-year-old Cobras featured
seven Jewish players: Andy Buchanan
(first base-pitcher); Alex Goldfarb (cen-
terfield-first base-pitcher); Max Gordon
(outfield-catcher-pitcher); Brad Hantler
(shortstop); Jake Holloway (outfield-
pitcher-first base); Steven Kanter (pitch-
er-right field) and Jarrett Levine (third

base). Head coach Jeff
Levine and assistant Alan
Kanter are Jewish, and, says
Kanter, "our third coach,
Carl Manoogian, thinks he's
Jewish!" Kanter adds that the
four non-Jewish players,
The 12-and-under North Farmington-West
Cory Davis, Cory
Bloomfield Cobras baseball travel team. Back row:
Manoogian, Max Rankin,
Manager Jeff Levine, Hitting Coach Frank St.
and Matt St. Clair, "have
Clair, Pitching and Catching Coach Alan Kanter,
come to appreciate many
Coach Carl Manoogian. Second row: Max
aspects of Jewish religion."
Rankin, Cory Davis, Max Gordon, Alex Goldfarb,
The Cobras were 43-12 in
Matt St. Clair, Jake Holloway. Front row: Steven
the regular season and won
three tournaments. The team Kanter, Brad Hantler, Jarrett Levine, Coy
played in the 64-team Coop- Manoogian, Andy Buchanan.
erstown (N.Y.) Dreams Park
National Invitational Tour-
mid-July, including an impressive 9-5
nament in June and finished 8-2.
mark playing against older boys in the
The 15-year-old Cobras, coached by
14-and-under Little Caesar's league. The
Alan Borsen, won the state champi-
Cobras won one tournament, were run-
onship in their age group. The team
ners-up in four others and qualified for
came from behind to win the first two
the CABA World Series. Jewish partici-
games of the state tournament and then
pants included Jordan Gorosh (outfield-
captured the final three contests by a 27- pitcher), Steven Astrein (infield-out-
1 margin. The Jewish players, all of
field), Matt Broder (first base-outfield),
whom have played for Borsen in the
Zach Ehrmann (first base-pitcher), Ben
JCC Maccabi Games, include first base-
Weiner (outfield) and Justin Rolnitzky
man-pitcher Brandon Borsen, infielder-
(pitcher-infield-outfield), assistant coach-
pitcher Sean Seid, infielder Kevin Sack
es Mark Gorosh and Craig Astrein.
and infielder-pitcher Brad Levick.
The 13-year-old Cobras were the top-
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ranked Michigan team in their age
group. The team was 30-8 overall in

Raz is also a Barbara Ann Karmanos
Cancer Institute researcher and pro-
fessor at the Wayne State University
School of Medicine in Detroit.

Dr. Elie. Schochet, former Detroiter,
graduated from Michigan State
University's College of Human
Medicine. He will be doing a general
surgery residency at Lehigh Valley
Hospital in Allentown, Pa.

Watcher Group Inc., has been
appointed by Gov. Jennifer
Granholm to the
Governor's Council
on Physical Fitness,
Health and Sports.

Three researchers at die Karmanos
Cancer Institute released a study on
the connection between race and sur-
viving brain cancer. The scientists are
Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, researcher in the
institute's Populations Studies pro-
gram; her husband, Dr. Andrew
Sloan, head of the neuro-oncology
multidisciplinary program; and Ann
Schwartz, associate director of popu-
lation sciences.

Daniel M. Clark of
Bloomfield Hills, a
Detroit attorney,
has been appointed
to the Henry Ford
Behavioral Health
Board of Trustees. The board provides
community research for Henry Ford
Health System's Department of
Psychiatry, Kingswood Hospital and
Marygrove Center. Clark has served
as president of the Jewish Home for
Aged and on the boards of United
Hebrew Schools and the Detroit
Council of Boy Scouts of America.

Dr. Jeffrey Forman of West
Bloomfield has been
named by Castle
Connolly Medical
Ltd., a radiation
oncologist with the
Detroit-based Barbara
Ann Karmanos
Cancer Institute, to
its listing of America's
Dr. Forman
Top Doctors, based
on a survey of
250,000 physicians nationwide. Dr.
Forman's special expertise is in the
areas of prostate cancer and geni-
tourinary cancer.

Florine Mark, president and CEO of
the Farmington Hills-based Weight

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