Sports Competitions


A basketball game for the ages took place today at Homestead High School between the Chicago and St. Louis teams. They were playing for a spot in the championship game this afternoon. This game wasn’t expected to be so intense, as St. Louis was down for the whole game. But, as the clock wound down each team seemed to get better and better. The main highlight of the game, though, was in the last seconds. With Chicago ahead 57-53, St. Louis player Adam Boonshaf knew he had to shoot quickly. He shot and made a three pointer as the buzzer rang, making the final score 57-56. Even though Chicago ended up on top, this is sure a game to remember.

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Zoe - Star ReporterBasketball

Winning Volunteer

In the semi-finals, the Boca Raton girls volleyball team beat Austin 25-13.

The winning coach, Alexandra Scheiber, was a Maccabi athlete herself for three years. “I love the games so much I volunteered to coach as soon as I was old enough. This is my second year coaching, and I Iook forward to volunteering many more years to come!”



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Ari - Star ReporterWinning Volunteer

You Don’t Have To Play To Feel Proud

Imagine scoring the winning point. It’s amazing, it’s a moment that you will never forget. You feel proud. Star Reporters don’t really get that opportunity. We have the opportunity to voice what we see and are proud of.

Yesterday I went to a team Austin volleyball game where they were playing Denver to see who would play for gold.After every serve, bump, set, or hit my heart started racing. I felt as if I was playing with them. Every time the ball flew through the air there was a moment of silence, when all I wanted was for our team to win. Thankfully Austin won and headed to play Boca, Ann Arbor, Detroit team.

That game was held today and I was anxious to see who would win. Would Austin win the gold? Sadly, Austin lost but we did win silver. Knowing that my friends won, and did such a good job makes me very proud and happy that I came from team Austin. We played well, were enthusiastic, and had great rachmanus. Go ATX!!!

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Hannah - Star ReporterYou Don’t Have To Play To Feel Proud

When real daughter plays host daughter

By Michele Ellner, Host Family Mom & JCC Maccabi Games Marketing Co-Chair
What’s a mom to do when daughter v daughter happens on the volleyball court? One athlete you’ve known for 14 years and the other you’ve known for less than 48 hours but still the host mom- host daughter loyalty runs deep. It was amazing to see the two teams battle it out trading powerful serves and hustling to get the ball up and over. Although the Las Vegas team reined supreme over the Milwaukee girls today, the two teams departed as friends.
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milwaukeemaccabiWhen real daughter plays host daughter