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Local athletes prepare for 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel

Janet Perez | Staff Writer | Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 7:29 am

With two days to go before they board planes that will take them to the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel, three young athletes with strong ties to the Valley are brimming with anticipation.

“I’m so excited for this opportunity, and that excitement keeps building up as the days until our departure get closer,” said Jack Ratterman, who, along with his friend Ethan Cohen, earned a spot representing Team USA’s youth boys’ soccer team at the Maccabiah Games.

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