Detroit Maccabi athletes complete a successful games.
etroit's teen-age Maccabi
teams completed their com-
petitions in Palisades, N.J.,
Aug. 22. The following
results were provided by the coaches:
Golf — Jesse Gross posted the low-
est and third lowest nine hole scores of
the week, firing a 35 and 39. Gross
finished the last day tied for second,
shooting an 80. Fellow Jewish
Academy junior Alex Tapper fired a six
under 65 in the final day scramble to
win a gold medal. Grant Fellows and
Jason Bendix comprised the younger
division with Bendix winning silver in
the scramble format.
Dance — Gold, solo tap, Carly
Kaufman; trio tap, Danielle Katz,
Amanda Goldin, Lilly Zoller.
Silver, solo tap, Laura Langberg;
small group hip hop, Laura Langberg,
Allison Bornstein, Amanda Goldin,
Danielle Platt, Alyssa Maiseloff, Lilly
Zoller; trio, Lilly Zoller, Allison
Bornstein, Danielle Katz; duo, Carly
Kaufman, Alyssa Maiseloff; small
group, Alyssa Maiseloff, Danielle
Platt, Carly Kaufman, Laura
Langberg; large group jazz, Laura
Langberg, Allison Bornstein, Carly
Kaufman, Danielle Katz, Lilly Zoller,
Amanda Goldin, Danielle Platt,
Bronze, solo tap, Amanda Goldin;
Israeli dance, Laura Langberg, Allison
Bornstein, Amanda Goldin, Danielle
Platt, Carly Kaufman, Alyssa
Maiseloff, Danielle Katz, Lilly Zoller;
solo jazz, Danielle Platt.
Girls Soccer — The team did not
fare so well as the competition was
very strong. Most of the other teams
had players from travel teams.
However, the girls had a great time
and a pocket full of memories.
Trading pins and uniforms with peo-
ple from all over the world is almost
as much fun as the games.
Bowling — Erika Mandell won the
gold in no-tap and a silver in singles.
Ben Golsky won silver in singles and
bronze in no-tap and doubles. First year
participants Even Berman bowled a 220
game and Ben Kaplan a 240 in no-tap.
Boys Basketball, age 15-16 —
Detroit faced bigger and highly skilled
teams from Philadelphia, Boston,
Montreal; Pittsburgh and Staten
Island, the eventual gold medal win-
ner. Nonetheless, the team fought
hard and played with a great deal of
heart. Levi Stewart overcame injury to
lead frontcourt scoring, and Brad
Garden contributed great rebounding
effort. Sam Faye, Mitch Weiss and
Josh Segel also provided high scoring
games. Most importantly, the team
displayed terrific camaraderie and
spirit, and enjoyed a very fun week.
Girls Basketball — Detroit finished
2-3, but the first game was the high-
light. With eight seconds to go
against Springfield, Mass., Detroit was
down by 3. The ball was inbounded
to Emily Sheply, who was pushed off
balance. The ball came loose, but she
regained control. She threw a pass to
Becca Weiss, who made the three-
pointer at the buzzer to put the game
into overtime. With 20 seconds left
and Detroit down by one, Sheply had
the ball under the basket. She shot,
missed and rebounded twice before
laying in the game winner. Detroit 32
In-Line Hockey — Detroit was 6-0
in the preliminary games, highlighted
by a 4-2 victory over a strong
Montreal team. In the medal round,
Detroit beat Northern Virginia 8-0
and Philadelphia 8-2 to set up the
gold medal game against Monteal.
Both teams had fine scoring chances
in the first half, and Detroit goalie
David Zussman kept the hald-time
deficit to 1-0. halftime. In the second
half, and Detroit continued its excellent
play, spearheaded by Brad Friedman,
Ben Gordon and Brandon Schram.
With about eight minutes to go in the
game, Evan Pomish and Jeremy
Konheim scored within 15 seconds to
tie the game at 2. Detroit went ahead •
3-2 when Pomish scored again with
just under three minutes remaining.
Montreal tallied on a deflection with
51 seconds left, sending the game into
overtime. Montreal team took charge
from the start of overtime, and capital-
ized on a 3-on-1 break to score the win-
ning goal. It was the first time in six years
Detroit did not win the gold medal.
Boys Basketball (St. Louis), age 13-
14 — Led by the scoring and
rebounding of Brandon Joseff and
Noah Curhan, the basketball team
finished with a 4-2 record. The team
responded with an outstanding effort
after key injuries to Aubey Layno-
Moses and Joshua Stilman.
The boys 13-14 basketball team finished 4-2 in St. Louis. Front row:
Aubey Layno-Moses, Miles Neumann, Scott Kirsch, Josh Laker and Coach
Barry Bershad. Back row: Josh Stilman, Zack Rosen, Noah Curhan,
Brandon Joseff and Andrew Rubinstein.
Special to the Jewish News
any Jewish stars will
light up the high school
gridiron this fall,
including one of
Michigan's top quarterbacks.
Birmingham Seaholm senior Sam
Siegel is a returning starter who threw
for 1,200 yards last year. A team co-
captain, Siegel is rated as the seventh-
best senior QB in Michigan by the
Rivals.com college recruiting Web site.
Siegel won the outstanding quarter-
back award at this year's Ohio State
camp. A strong student, Siegel carries
a 3.7 gradepoint average and scored
26 on his ACT. He hopes to play col-
lege football, possibly for an Ivy
League school, next season.
The Maples also feature a pair of
Jewish assistant coaches, including
offensive coordinator Matt Turner,
who earned the Michigan High
School Football Coaches Association's
Assistant Coach of the Year award last
season, plus defensive line coach Brad
Schniedner, who's also in charge of
Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook features
Jewish head coach Gary Gerson, along
with senior wide receiver Andrew
Sherman. One of Oakland County's
top five receivers in 2002, the second-
year starter caught 38 passes for 660
yards and four touchdowns last season.
Sherman earned second team All-
Metro Conference honors plus honor-
able mention All-County and All-Area
notices last year. Senior fullback/line-
backer Gabe Perlow also starts for the
Noah Goodman won the starting
quarterback competition at North
Farmington. He's one of eight Jewish
seniors on the squad. Returning
starters include inside linebacker Jeff
Levin, outside linebacker Scott Jacobs,
wide receiver/defensive back Adam
Vieder, offensive tackle/defensive end
Kyle Goldman and guard/defensive
tackle Ryan Epstein.
The remaining Jewish Raiders are
tight end Brad Stulberg and
guard/defensive end Zach Yost.
Goodman, Stulberg, Vieder and
Goldman are co-captains.
Traditional power Farmington