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To Life!

SPORTS

THE SCENE

2nd Means 1st

Nirenberg leads Cranbrook
Kingswood to state golf title.

Steve Stein
Special to The Jewish News

arah Nirenberg is a state
champion. Thanks to the
Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook
Kingswood High School senior's
record-breaking performance at the
Division 3 girls golf state tourneent,
the Cranes won the title by the slim-
mest of margins — one stroke.
Cranbrook Kingswood captured
the 15-team competition with 372-
385/757. Ann Arbor Greenhills was
second with 374-384/758.
Nirenberg finished second to
Whitehall's Laura Kueny in the
individual standings for the second
straight year. But Nirenberg was
just three strokes behind her future
Michigan State University teammate
this season after losing to her by 11
strokes in 2005.
A personal-best 1-under-par 71
gave Nirenberg a one-stroke lead over
Kueny and the rest of the field after
the first day of this year's tournament.
Kueny came back to win with 72-
72/144 to Nirenberg's 71-76/147. The
tournament was played at Forest Akers
West at Michigan State University, the
toughest of the three courses used for
high school state competition and the
Michigan State women's team's home
course.
Nirenberg landed drives in seven
of 14 fairways, hit 15 of 18 greens in
regulation, and putted just 34 times en
route to her 71. She made four birdies,
11 pars and three bogeys.
The West Bloomfield resident
became the first Cranbrook Kingswood
female golfer to shoot an under-par
round in the state tournament and she
broke her own school record for lowest
state tournament total. She had 148
last season at Forest Akers East.
"I had a game plan this year, and it
worked," Nirenberg said. "I focused on
things I could control: My attitude, the
tempo of my swing, and my aim."

Net Worth
University of Michigan men's soccer
goalie Alex Lubyansky is back in
the nets for the Detroit Arsenal of the
National Premier Soccer League, and
his teammates are happy to see him

there. Arsenal won the NPSL champi-
onship in its inaugural season in the
league last year, with Lubyansky earn-
ing MVP honors in the title game.
The 5-foot-9, 160-pounder blanked
the host Sonoma County (Calif.) Sol in
Arsenal's 1-0 victory. Lubyansky, who
was born in Kiev,
Ukraine, is a former
North Farmington
High School soccer
star. He also excelled
in the classroom at
North Farmington.
He was a three-time
Academic All-State
Lubyansky
selection.
Arsenal's home
field is Hurley Field
in Berkley. Its next home games are at
7 p.m. July 15 against the St. Paul Twin
Stars and 1 p.m. July 16 against the
Minnesota Blast.
Michigan opens Aug. 25 at home
against St. John's. Lubyansky, a junior,
has yet to see action for the Wolverines.

Peer Pressure
Shahar Peer nearly became the first
Israeli tennis player, male or female, to
reach a Grand. Slam tournament quar-
terfinal. Switzerland's Martina Hingis,
the former No. 1-ranked women's ten-
nis player and a five-time Grand Slam
champion, needed three sets to defeat
Peer 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 in the fourth round
of the French Open.
The match took two days to com-
plete. It was suspended because of
darkness following the first two sets.
Peer, 19, ranked No. 26 in the world,
earned a shot at Hingis thanks to
a stunning 6-4, 7-5 win over Elena
Dementieva of Russia.
This was the second time Hingis
faced an Israeli opponent in the fourth
round of the French Open. Hingis
defeated Anna Smashnova 6-1, 6-2
in 1998.
Waiting Game
The Michigan Jewish Sports
Foundation will announce its Jewish
News High School Athletes of the Year
and Bill Hertz Memorial Scholarship
winners in about a month. ❑

Please send sports news to

sports®thejewishnews.com .

Leaders Cited

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan
Detroit has named Mark Adler,
Heidi Fischgrund and Lorne B. Gold
this year's recipients of its Young
Leadership Awards.
The Frank A.
Wetsn-ian Award was
given to Detroit real
estate developer and
builder Mark Adler.
He is a board mem-
Adler
ber of the Federation
and the United
Jewish Foundation
of Metropolitan
Detroit, current chair
of the Capital Needs
Division and past
chair of the Rabin
Fischgrund
Division, and member
of the Real Estate &
Property Management
Committee and
Planning and
Allocations Committee.
He serves on the
Gold
boards of the Fresh
Air Society and the B'nai B'rith Youth
Organization.

The Sylvia Simon Greenberg Award
was given to Heidi Fischgrund, a board
member of Jewish Family Service and
the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization.
With a longstanding leadership role in
Federation's Young Adult Division and
Women's Campaign and Education
Department, she is a founding co-chair
of the PACT (Parents and Children
Together) program in Netanya, Israel,
and has served on the National Young
Leadership Cabinet of United Jewish
Communities.
Recently, Fischgrund joined the
Jewish Community Center staff.
The Mark Family Young Leadership
Award was given to Bloomfield Hills
attorney Lorne Gold. He is a board
member and officer of Federation's
Young Adult Division and co-chair of
the YAD 2006 Annual Campaign.
Gold has played leading roles in
Campaign Countdown, the Class of
a Million Steering Committee, YAD
Major Gifts, Shutafim L'atid Exchange
to Israel and the Partnership 2000
Steering Committee. He is a board
member of Jewish Family Service and
chairs its Development Committee.

Loans For College

New BBYO Officers

College students may apply for interest-
free loans for the 2006-2007 school year
through the Jewish Educational Loan
Service Program (JELS). Administered
by JVS, Hebrew Free Loan Association
and the Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit, the program is
available to Metro Detroit Jewish resi-
dents.
To be considered, applicants must be
full-time students pursuing an under-
graduate, graduate, or professional edu-
cation; be able to document financial
need; attend a Michigan educational
institution unless a comparable educa-
tion is not available in Michigan; and
demonstrate academic progress toward
a career objective.
JELS is funded through a partnership
of more than 70 private funds and phil-
anthropic service organizations. About
100 students are assisted each year
through the JELS program.
In addition to loans, JVS provides
counseling to parents and students
-interested in other financial aid options
available through state, federal and pri-
vate sources.
For information and application
requests, call Marvin Berman, (248)
233-4209.

The Michigan Region B'nai B'rith
Youth Organization (BBYO)
Commission elected officers for 2006-
2007 at its May 23 annual meeting.
Barbara Horowitz of West
Bloomfield was elected chairperson of
the commission. She previously served
as a BBYO vice-chairperson and was
responsible for the
successful fund-rais-
ing campaign for the
new David L. Bittker
BBYO Conference
Center.
Richard Barr and
Jodi Tobin, both of
Horowitz
West Bloomfield, were
reelected as commission vice-chairs.
Beth Margolin of Orchard Lake and
Arthur Siegal of Beverly Hills were
elected as vice-chairs. West Bloomfield
residents Franci Silver and Mark
Teicher were elected as secretary and
treasurer respectively.
Rick Segal of West Bloomfield
received the Milan Mitzvah Award for
his leadership in planning and coor-
dinating construction of the Bittker
BBYO Conference Center, which will be
completed in July.

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