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August 29, 2003 - Image 76

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-08-29

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Sports

Medal Laden

Maccabi athletes return with medals and memories.

T

een-age athletes from
Detroit and Ann Arbor par-
ticipated in five-day JCC
Maccabi Games in St.
Louis, Houston and New Jersey during
the last two weeks.
Coaches provided the following
results to the Jewish News:

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Table Tennis — In boys age 13-14 sin-
gles, Andrew Korby took the gold
medal. In girls 13-14, Emily Stern took
the gold and Nicole Bishop took silver.
In the girls championship match, Stern
was slightly injured in the fourth game,
which made it an interesting competi-
tion. Stern and Bishop are best friends
and neighbors, and did not want to
beat each other.
In boys 15-16 table tennis, Sam
Yashinsky, playing in his fourth
Maccabi Games, took the bronze
medal. In 13-14 doubles, Korby won
silver; in 15-16, Mike and Sam
Yashinsky won silver.
All the Maccabi athletes cleaned
Forest Park in St. Louis as part of a day
of "caring and sharing." On another
afternoon, the athletes participated in
either a racquetball tournament or a
track meet. Sam Yashinsky won silver
medals in high jump, shot put and the

100 meters.
Tennis — Emily Jaffe and Michael
Kaufman won gold in 15-16. Jaffe and
Rena Rosenzveig won doubles. Katie
Wallace of Huntington Woods was
paired with Jaime Harris of
Philadelphia, and they won bronze in
13-14 doubles.
Baseball — The Detroit team partici-
pated in some hard-fought games.
Although their record did not indicate
it, they played their opponents evenly,
but did not have the experience to stay
with them till the end.
Softball — Detroit won the silver
medal, losing to Greater Washington in
the championship game, 17-7. It was
Detroit's first appearance in a gold
medal game since 1988.
The game was much closer than the
final score. Down 2-0 after one inning,
the Detroit girls scored three in the sec-
ond on a double by Michelle Neff, a
walk to Sivan Levy, a single by Jaclyn
Palmer and a sacrifice fly by Alycyn
Goldberg. GW took a 4-3 lead in the
third and then scored five in the fourth.
Detroit fought back from the 9-3
deficit with three in the fifth inning on
walks to Danielle Kaplan and Anne
Thomas sandwiched around a single by
Stefani Silberstein, a sacrifice fly by
Michelle Neff and a single by Stephanie

in the 200 free relay.
In girls 13-14, Jacqui Owens and
Lauren Kaczander won gold in the 200
and 400 medley relays and bronze in
the 200 free relay.
In 15-16 girls, Rebecca Nyquist won
gold in the 500 free, 100 fly, 200 back,
400 individual medley and 200 free
relay, silver in 50 and 100 back, 200
and 400 medley relays, and bronze in
the 100 free. Haley
Mitchell won gold in
the 200 fly and 200 free
relay, silver in 100, 200
< and 500 free, and 400
medley and free relays,
– and bronze in 100 fly,
200 back and 200 med-
ley relay.
Allison Shatz and
Gayle Myerson earned
gold in the 200 free
relay, silver in the 400
medley and free relays,
Detroit swimmers Michael Spickler, Jacqui Owens,
and bronze in the 200
Lauren Kaczander and Gayle Myerson hang at the pool.
medley relay.
In boys 15-16, John
Somerville won gold in 50 free, 50 and
gold in the 200 and 400 medley relays,
200 breast, 400 IM, and 200 and 400
silver in the 50 and 100-yard freestyles
medley and free relays. Jason Bank won
and 50 breaststroke, butterfly and
gold in 500 free, 100 fly, 200 IM, 200
backstroke, and bronze in the 200 free
and 400 free relays and 200 medley
relay. Max Futernick won gold in the
relay, silver in 200 free, 200 and 400
200 and 400 medley relays and bronze

Leeb. Another Detroit run in the sixth
made it a 9-7 game, but GW blew the
game open in the bottom of the sixth
with eight runs. Detroit pitchers Jessica
Topor, who started, and Leeb, who
relieved in the fourth, both pitched
well.
Swimming — The 16 Detroit swim-
mers earned 65 medals. In the boys 13-
14 age group, Michael Spickler won

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