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PAGE 20A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JUNE 19, 2009 JCC and HDS play first rivalry baseball game Matthew Solomon celebrates his home run as other mem- bers of Team JCC congratulate him. The Roth Jewish Commu- nity Center of Greater Orlando defeated the Hebrew Day School, 11-1, at the JCC June 2 in the first-ever rivalry game between the two after-school baseball clubs. "The game was the idea of some of the students in the HDS club," said Julie Varkonyi, the JCC youth, family and camp director. "The two base- ball clubs convene after school at the same time, sharing the JCC field. The kids thought it'd be fun to play each other." "This was the first game the HDS team played this year," said Sean Bowmer, a fifth grade teacher at HDS. "It was a tremendous learning experi- ence for our young players. We were glad to see the two programs working together." Bowmer helped coach HDS in the absence of the regular coach, Allan Shain. The game was the first for each team, and a crowd of 50 parents and kids came out to the JCC to watch. Despite the crossover of many of the Matthew Alter of Team JCC winds up for the pitch as Ra- faela Regalis of Team HDS prepares to run to second base. players (HDS students who are on the JCC baseball team, and JCC kids who attend HDS), the players and the specta- tors really got into the spirit of the game. "Our kids gotafew goodhits, and there was some nice base running, but you have to hand it to the all-around playing of the JCC team," said Bowmer. For more information on after-school programs at the JCC, call 407-645-5933; and for information on HDS, call 407-647-0713. Jori Allen of Team HDS takes a mighty swing. KKie Solomon, Jem~ Gould and l~tm'ina ~ of the JCC's att~,r-schoal cheer & tumble cldm cheer ~r ltmr toam. Team JCC: Jc~ke Woadruf~, Matthew Alter, Matt Solomon, Chris Cayo, Noah Mosca, JCC counselor Jonathan Kn~, Zev Sernik, Reese Brown, and Zachary Bogle. Gabriel Barnert sits in front. photos by Amy Schwartz Team HDS, ~p row:. Zac Waxmtm, IIalell Codran, Mariah Graboff and Jori Allen. Bottom Sam ~ K~I Quint, RafaMa Rqpdi, Rebekah Fineman, Nathaniel Liebman, ~ P/,~er d~l i~ C, md~ .....