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The Girls Varsity Volleyball Senior Night in pictures

The Girls Varsity Volleyball Senior Night in pictures

Ben Savarick, Reporter
October 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

At their last home game of the season, the Girls Varsity Volleyball team faced off against the Edmund Burke School. During this game, the seniors on the team were honored by their teammates for the team’s Senior Night.

From blue and gold to (Big) Red

From blue and gold to (Big) Red

Bennett Bramson, Sports Editor
October 10, 2016
Filed under Sports

With trembling hands, senior Bryan Knapp set down his phone. The constant calls with coaches and stress-inducing national basketball tournaments that had consumed his life for the past two years were over. He had just committed to play Division I basketball at Cornell University. Knapp will be the...

Crossing over to high school

Crossing over to high school

Devira Friedman, Reporter
September 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

While one might find it uncommon to see middle school and high school students interact often, most days eighth-grader Abby Alter can be found on the girls' varsity soccer field. Abby started playing soccer from the young age of three years old, and continues to play on a year-round club soccer tea...

Serving Israel: Tennis team practices with Israeli youth organization

Serving Israel: Tennis team practices with Israeli youth organization

Addie Bard, Reporter
September 15, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CESJDS boys and girls varsity tennis teams are both opportunities for players to grow on and off of the court. Players not only improve their tennis skills, but also help the Israel Tennis Center (ITC) and contribute to the community in more ways than one. The ITC is a non-profit social service agenc...

Summering on ice

Summering on ice

Bennett Bramson and Ari Feuer
August 30, 2016
Filed under Sports

Over the summer, junior Luca Becker travelled north to Lake Placid, N.Y. for the Lake Placid Ice Dance International, an international figure skating competition including teams from Canada, Russia, Georgia and Poland. Even though Luca normally skates in competitions such as the one at Lake Placid,...

Behind the baskets

Behind the baskets

Ari Feuer and Joel Vardon
August 30, 2016
Filed under Sports

Many teenagers watch sports for entertainment, relaxation or procrastination, but one CESJDS alumnus watches sports for a living. In July 2016, the University of Nevada, Reno named Sam Krosnick (‘10) the Director of Player Development for the men’s basketball team. Krosnick’s role will include...

Feast of champions

Feast of champions

Bennett Bramson, Sports Editor
June 2, 2016
Filed under Sports

On Thursday, June 2 CESJDS students who participated in a winter or spring sport came together for the annual Winter and Spring Sports Banquet. At the banquet, students ate and listened to their coaches talk about the season. The coaches also handed out awards to whomever they thought were the most comm...

Lions out of the den

Lions out of the den

Sara Sporkin, Reporter
June 1, 2016
Filed under Sports

CESJDS’ first sports team, the basketball team, was established in 1974. Since then, the school has had an active and ever-expanding athletics program, and now offers sports like swimming and golf. Some students, however, take part in sports not offered by the school. Physical Education teacher Brian Westerm...

Postponed, makeup TBD

Postponed, makeup TBD

Ben Savarick, Reporter
June 1, 2016
Filed under Sports

Five: the number of games the CESJDS varsity baseball team had to postpone or cancel during the 2016 season due to inclement weather. They are not alone in facing this issue; every outdoor spring sports team at JDS was affected negatively in some way by the weather. The difficulties for the varsity ba...

Teeing off

Teeing off

Rina Torchinsky, Features Editor
June 1, 2016
Filed under Sports

Every day, freshman Cameron Diamond steps onto the putting green. He grips his club, winds up, swings and finishes with a follow-through. The white ball flies through the air. Diamond began playing golf five years ago and has been on the CESJDS varsity golf team since seventh grade. At their weekly...

In the ballpark: seventh-graders on varsity softball

In the ballpark: seventh-graders on varsity softball

Addie Bard, Reporter
April 22, 2016
Filed under Sports

The varsity softball team turned to an unlikely group to add to their roster this year: seventh-graders. This season, the team has seen five seventh grade girls join the varsity softball team. Though they are only 12 years old, according to Matula, the seventh-graders bring experience and stability ...

Q&A with Seth Eisenstein

Q&A with Seth Eisenstein

Sara Sporkin, Reporter
April 11, 2016
Filed under Q&A, Showcase, Sports

Lion’s Tale: How long have you been playing tennis? Seth Eisenstein: I’ve been playing for about nine years, since I was five or six. LT: Why were you interested in playing tennis? SE: My cousin was a really big tennis player and she got me my first racquet, so that’s how I started. I used to hit [te...