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European Maccabi Games Hold Special Significance for Juniors Girls’ Basketball Player Sophie Gerber

Guest blog written by one of our “on-the-ground” reporters and bloggers, Logan Schiciano. As the 15th European Maccabi Games came to a close on Tuesday, Aug. 6, the nine-day experience in Budapest, Hungary was very special for Sophie Gerber of the Juniors...

USA Tennis Juniors’ ‘Embrace Adversity’ and Rally Through Consolation Rounds

Guest blog written by one of our “on-the-ground” reporters and bloggers, Logan Schiciano. Though three of the Juniors tennis players lost in the first round of tournament play at the 15th European Maccabi Games, they were all able to get revenge in the...

Juniors Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Cruise in Final Games of Group Play

Guest blog written by one of our “on-the-ground” reporters and bloggers, Logan Schiciano. In games that featured fast starts by both teams, Maccabi USA’s Junior Boys’ and Girls’ basketball teams won by significant margins over their opponents on Sunday,...

Juniors’ Boys’ Epee Puts Up Strong Fight…Other Weapons Win Gold In Team Competitions

Guest blog written by one of our “on-the-ground” reporters and bloggers, Logan Schiciano. As swords clashed, metal clanked, buzzers sounded and teammates cheered, Maccabi USA Juniors’ Boys’ Fencing battled on the piste against teams from various nations on...

Juniors Water Polo Fall to Experienced Hungary Team in Opener

Guest blog written by one of our “on-the-ground” reporters and bloggers, Logan Schiciano. After raring to play all week, the Juniors Boys’ Water Polo Team had a “rude awakening,” as many players on the team put it, in their opening match against Hungary on...

Juniors’ Boys’ Basketball Grinds Out a Win Against Turkey

Guest blog written by one of our “on-the-ground” reporters and bloggers, Logan Schiciano. Grit. Hustle. Relentlessness. Determination. These traits were all on display in the Juniors’ Boys’ opening game defeat of Turkey on Wed., July 31. The contest was...

Tennis Leaves it All on the Court

Guest blog written by one of our “on-the-ground” reporters and bloggers, Logan Schiciano. Whether it was a powerful serve, a dazzling down-the-line winner or a perfectly placed drop-shot, the Juniors tennis players were out in full force in early round...

Youth Men’s Basketball Triumphs Over Turkey

Guest blog written by one of our “on-the-ground” reporters and bloggers, Logan Schiciano. The Youth Men’s Basketball team started their competition in the 15th European...

Juniors Boys’, Girls’, and Youth Men’s Basketball Teams Prepare for Competition

Guest blog written by one of our “on-the-ground” reporters and bloggers, Logan Schiciano. After a long flight from JFK, the Junior athletes of Team Maccabi USA arrived at the...

The Israel Connection – Preparing for the Maccabiah

On this edition of the “Israel Connection” I had the pleasure to interview one of the managers at Maccabi World Union, Galil Itzhaki. Galil is responsible for making sure that every delegation has an incredible time at the 2021 Maccabiah Games in Israel. Tell me about...