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Brilliant Bongart wins Essex Schools title

By Brian Sacks, June 29, 2012

James Bongart, 16, a pupil of King Solomon High School, outclassed his rivals to win the Essex schools javelin title at Chelmsford.

His winning mark, a personal best of 49.52m, was over 4m clear of his rivals, and lifted him to 27th in the UK under 17 rankings.


Clore Shalom win Year 6 netball tournament

By Danny Caro, June 29, 2012

Clore Shalom won the Maccabi GB Year 6 Primary Netball Tournament at London Maccabi.

The event was the final time that the young players will represent their schools at a Maccabi GB tournament and all the girls gave their all throughout the afternoon. The girls were also well supported by the many teachers and parents who came along to support their schools.


Israel hopes London is paved with gold

By Simon Griver, June 28, 2012

The 2012 London Olympic Games start exactly five weeks today. In the first of a series of dedicated features, we profile five leading men from the Israel squad.

● Shahar Zubari
Sport: Windsurfing
Date of birth: September 1, 1986
Born: Eilat
Honours: Olympic bronze medallist, World Championship bronze medallist, several titles at junior world level


Gothelf & Domb to lead Norstar C challenge

June 27, 2012

A league management committee has approved the admittance of Norstar C into the JC MSFL.

Club chairman Phil Peters was in Edgware yesterday for last-minute talks with the league management where a new Norstar team was formally approved to play in the Maccabi League next season.


Sela swept aside by Karlovic at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 27, 2012

Dudi Sela followed compatriot Shahar Peer out of Wimbledon after tumbling out of the men's singles competition in the first round of Wimbledon.

Giving away several inches in height, Sela was well beaten by giant Ivo Karlovic on Court 5.

Sela battled hard for every point but, ultimately, he had no answer to the big-serving Croatian, going down 6-4, 6-4, 7-6.


Peer crashes out in round one of Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 27, 2012

Shahar Peer poor run of form continued as she crashed out of Wimbledon at the first hurdle in the Ladies singles competition at Wimbledon.

In a match held over from Tuesday, Peer was beaten in convincing fashion by Germany's Julia Goerges in a match lasting just 55 minutes.

The Israeli made a catalogue of unforced errors and served three doubles faults as she tumbled out 6-2, 6-2.


Ram & Erlich survive Wimbledon marathon

By Danny Caro, June 27, 2012

Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich survived a five-set epic to move into the second round of the men's doubles competition at Wimbledon.

A rain-delayed match, which started on Monday and finished on Wednesday, saw the Israelis come through a gripping contest against Trent Huey and Dominic Inglot.


Levine off to a flyer at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 26, 2012

American ace Jessie Levine made an excellent start at Wimbledon, with a first-round victory over Karol Beck on Day Two.

Left-hander Levine, 24, won a hard-fought first set with a crucial break before the experienced Beck, 30, rallied to win even things up in a second set tie-break.


Gee quits Haroldeans

By James Masters, June 26, 2012

MJSL champions Haroldeans are looking for a new manager following the resignation of Ivan Gee.

Gee, who turns 75 next week, has spent the best part of 25 years with the Merseysiders and led them to the league title last season.

But Gee believes he is leaving his role at the right time and says the moment has come for an injection of youth at the top.


Bernstein buoyed by Euro display

June 26, 2012

FA chairman David Bernstein says England can be proud of their performance at Euro 2012 after they suffered another penalty shootout heartbreak at the quarter-final stage.

Having reached the last eight as group winners, England tumbled out after Ashley Young and Ashley Cole failed to convert their spot-kicks following a goalless draw against Italy.