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Gold Galore: Local stars earn gold medals with Team USA at Maccabiah Games – The Record – The Record North Shore

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Zacks’ U18 girls went 6-0 in the tournament with her team’s tightest matchup coming in group play with a four-overtime, 79-75 victory against Israel.

Rachel Zacks dribbles up the floor for Team USA U18 during the games. | Photos Submitted

“Each game is filled with over-pouring energy. The games are very intense and high stakes, but that’s what makes it so fun,” she wrote to The Record.

The competition during the Maccabiah Games is special. And not just because of the tense gameplay.

The international spectacle began in 1932 and every four years unites Jewish competitors from across the globe.

“I think it’s really moving to have Jewish athletes, each with a passion for their sport and Jewish identity, from over 50 countries congregate in the same spot to compete in the sports they love,” Zacks said.

Recent New Trier graduate Noah Shannon and U18 boys Team USA also bested Team Israel, 91-79, with Shannon scoring 19 points to go with 9 rebounds.

Team USA U18, including recent New Trier grad Noah Shannon (back row, left), at the Maccabiah Games.

The experience was “eye-opening” to Shannon, who said during the trip he was also able to explore Israel.

“This is special to me because I never realized there were this many Jews who played competitive sports,” he said in a message to The Record. “I was told we almost had 30,000 people in a stadium for opening ceremonies which was really cool to see.”

In the men’s open …….

Source: https://www.therecordnorthshore.org/2022/07/24/gold-galore-local-stars-earn-gold-medals-with-team-usa-at-maccabiah-games/

Gold Galore: Local stars earn gold medals with Team USA at Maccabiah Games – The Record

Zacks’ U18 girls went 6-0 in the tournament with her team’s tightest matchup coming in group play with a four-overtime, 79-75 victory against Israel.

Rachel Zacks dribbles up the floor for Team USA U18 during the games. | Photos Submitted

“Each game is filled with over-pouring energy. The games are very intense and high stakes, but that’s what makes it so fun,” she wrote to The Record.

The competition during the Maccabiah Games is special. And not just because of the tense gameplay.

The international spectacle began in 1932 and every four years unites Jewish…….

Gold Galore: Local stars earn gold medals with Team USA at Maccabiah Games – The Record

Zacks’ U18 girls went 6-0 in the tournament with her team’s tightest matchup coming in group play with a four-overtime, 79-75 victory against Israel.

Rachel Zacks dribbles up the floor for Team USA U18 during the games. | Photos Submitted

“Each game is filled with over-pouring energy. The games are very intense and high stakes, but that’s what makes it so fun,” she wrote to The Record.

The competition during the Maccabiah Games is special. And not just because of the tense gameplay.

The international spectacle began in 1932 and every four years unites Jewish…….

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