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2013 Denver JDS Tigers baseball teamDenver Jewish Day School’s boys’ baseball team not only completed a nearly full district schedule of games this spring, they played their way to Districts.

The Tigers, made up of freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors, thrived under the coaching of Mike Wolfe and Dr. Mark Barter, with Jack Makovsky helping with pitching and Steve Rotenberg and Sam Robinson lending their expertise as well.

The team had only one loss in regular season, and went on to play a seven-game winning streak.

“I like teaching student athletes how to compete,” says Wolfe, who has been coaching for 25 years.

The varsity team competed for the District Championships game Tuesday, May 7 in Deer Trail, Colo.

“The Tigers played against Cornerstone Christian on May 6 to advance to the district playoffs, which is the first step to the state playoffs.

“The Tigers played a hard game against Stratton in the championships. Stratton is the number one seeded team in the district,” Wolfe says.

Barter, who has been one of the school’s boys baseball coaches since 1995, echoed his pride in the team’s accomplishments this year.

“These guys have a lot to be proud of, both as athletes and as individuals.”

Josh Lake, director of Denver JDS athletics and liaison with CHSAA (Colorado High School Athletics and Activities), said that “as many as three Tiger players will be recognized as all-district selections; we won’t know which of our players will get this recognition until all games have been played at the state level.”

Lake also noted the school’s appreciation to CHSAA “for rescheduling our high school games twice due to weather and for not scheduling the games on Shabbat.”

After the Cornerstone Christian game on May 6, the Tigers gathered around Coach Wolfe to make a minyan and help him say kaddish for his mother.

“This is another beautiful example of the caring community produced by Denver JDS,” said Lake.

Information: Shayna Friedman, 720-449-9550 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 May 2013 10:12 )  

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