Team Houston had an awesome time in Birmingham, Alabama at the JCC Maccabi Games and Arts Fest earlier this month. The J took 68 athletes from Houston to participate in seven different sports and one arts program.
Team Houston medal breakdown: The soccer team had a tough loss in the game for the bronze medal. The volleyball team had an incredible win in their bronze medal game and the girls were extremely proud. The 14U baseball and basketball teams both had tough losses in their gold medal games, but we are very proud that they came away with silver medals. Our 16U baseball players were on a mixed team with Dallas, San Diego and San Jose and won the bronze. Our girls’ basketball players were also on a mixed team with Dallas and had an incredible win over Israel in the last 17 seconds for the gold medal. We also had individual athletes playing tennis (where one Team Houston member won a bronze), swimming (where our athletes won several silvers and golds) and track (where our athlete won five gold medals in all five of her races.)