July 13, 1997 |
Among the thousands of athletes marching in the opening ceremonies of the 15th World Maccabiah Games in Tel Aviv on Monday will be two American teammates with starkly different perspectives on the proceedings. Jennifer Frank will make her second trip to Ramat Gan Stadium for the quadrennial games. The Oak Park sprinter returns to defend the 100-meter title she won in 1993. "It didn't really sink in last time," Frank said. "I'm a lot older and hopefully I will remember a lot more."
June 25, 1997
Marc Kallick, a former track standout for Marina High and UC Irvine, and Darren Levine, who played basketball and volleyball at University High, are scheduled to compete in the Maccabiah Games, which begin July 14-24 in Ramat Gan, Israel. Kallick won gold, silver and bronze medals in the 4 x 100-meter relay, 110 high hurdles and long jump at the games in 1993. Levine was a member of the 1988 boys' basketball team that won a gold medal at the Maccabbi Youth Games in Chicago.
June 24, 1993 |
The first time Dave Blackburn played softball in Israel, he had a difficult time adjusting to armed soldiers that surrounded the field during the game. It was 1985 and Blackburn was a member of a United States fast-pitch team that competed in the World Maccabiah Games. The event was held at Kibbutz Gezer Field, a biblical ruin located about 45 minutes from Tel Aviv. The games are held every four years in Israel. About 4,500 Jewish athletes from 42 countries participate in the games.
August 24, 1990
Each member of the Los Angeles track and field team won a medal and Valencia swimmer Lindsay Gassner earned a silver and gold Thursday in the North American Maccabiah Youth Games in Detroit. Los Angeles won a gold medal in the inaugural co-ed 400 relay event while silver-medal winners included West Hills' Bethany Weinstein (200 meters, 28.1 seconds); Sherman Oaks' Abram Lieberman (200, 25.1); Westlake Village's Andra Grosser (200, 26.
July 23, 1989 |
Not possessed of just one dominating skill, Steve Lazarus became an All-American soccer player at Cal State Northridge by combining a little of this and a little of that. So it was no surprise that Lazarus excelled recently in a little-known game called mini-football, which combines elements of soccer, basketball and team handball.
July 3, 1989 |
The 13th Maccabiah Games opened today amid tight security with a record 4,350 Jewish athletes from around the world competing in events ranging from chess to track and field. Hundreds of police, backed by paramilitary border patrol units and an anti-terrorist squad, were deployed to ensure security for the Maccabiah Games. The stadium at Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv, where the opening ceremony was held, was swept repeatedly today for bombs. Police Cmdr.
March 18, 1989 |
At age 61, most men are looking forward to slowing down. Not Herman Sater. He can't afford to. He's chasing a dream, and if he slows down, it could turn into a nightmare. How many men, after 29 years as a weekend warrior, suddenly get the opportunity to compete on an international level? That opportunity has come to Sater, an Encino tennis player never previously involved in anything bigger than a Southern California amateur tournament.