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Washington Nationals Season Preview

Washington Nationals Season Preview

Joel Vardon, Sports Editor
April 4, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Coming off a disappointing year plagued with injuries, bullpen struggles and clubhouse controversy, the Washington Nationals look to rebound in 2016. After firing former manager Matt Williams, the Nationals brought in Dusty Baker to revamp the club. Baker boasts an impressive resume having won three...

Times Square’s predictions for NCAA tournament

Times Square’s predictions for NCAA tournament

Gabe Krantz, Isaac Silber, and Joel Vardon
March 30, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Video

In Times Square, editors Gabe Krantz, Isaac Silber and Joel Vardon interviewed passing pedestrians on their predictions for the 2016 NCAA tournament. See the interviews below. ...

Back with a vengeance

Back with a vengeance

Josh Abramowitz, Reporter
March 28, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Following their run to the championship game last season, the CESJDS Lions varsity baseball team is set for the 2016 season. With a combination of new faces and determined veterans, the Lions have high expectations and hope to have another successful season. Last year, the Lions finished off the regula...

Let the madness begin

Let the madness begin

Bennett Bramson, Ari Feuer, and Joel Vardon
March 17, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

The Lion's Tale sports editors junior Bennett Bramson, sophomore Ari Feuer and junior Joel Vardon write about their predictions for the upcoming March Madness tournament. Sports Editor Bennett Bramson's predictions Final Four Oklahoma (2 seed): Coached by Lon Kruger, the Oklahoma Sooners have p...

Q&A with Eliana Gropman

Q&A with Eliana Gropman

Aaron Robinson, Reporter
March 14, 2016
Filed under Q&A, Showcase, Sports

Lion's Tale: How long have you been ice dancing for? Eliana Gropman: I’ve been [regular ice] skating for 11 years and I’ve been [specifically] ice dancing for probably seven or eight years. I started with my partner about seven or eight years ago. LT: How did you meet your partner? EG: A...

Is sports success worth school stress?

Is sports success worth school stress?

Josh Abramowitz and Aaron Robinson
March 11, 2016
Filed under Sports

It was 3 p.m. when junior Sara Hughes, a member of the CESJDS girls varsity basketball team, stood up and subtly left her last class of the day. Along with the rest of the team, she needed time to pack her bags before getting on the bus for yet another away game. Such procedures are not uncommon for...

Winter sports

Winter sports

Ari Feuer and Joel Vardon
March 11, 2016
Filed under Sports

CESJDS varsity coaches reflect on the winter season. Read their thoughts about their respective teams below.

He’s got game: an interview with PVAC Player of the Year Bryan Knapp

Bennett Bramson and Noah Green
March 4, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Lion's Tale sat down with junior and PVAC Player of the Year Bryan Knapp to discuss the recent season, his love for basketball and what to expect for CESJDS basketball in the future.  ...

Making the most of a lost season

Making the most of a lost season

Danny Ingber, Reporter
February 25, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Every year since he joined the CESJDS wrestling team as a freshman, R.J. Firestone has looked forward to the wrestling season. This year, however, Firestone was not able to participate due to a shoulder injury which he sustained over the summer at wrestling camp at the University of Virginia. Thoug...

Lions come up short in PVAC championship

Lions come up short in PVAC championship

Bennett Bramson, Sports Editor
February 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Despite putting together a near-perfect season, the CESJDS boys varsity basketball team fell short on Saturday night, losing in the PVAC championship game to the Sandy Spring Friends School 75-46. At the start of the game, Sandy Spring jumped out to an early 15-3 lead. Malakai Parker, a guard from ...

Boys varsity basketball championship preview

Boys varsity basketball championship preview

Bennett Bramson, Sports Editor
February 19, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Following a riveting battle between the CESJDS and The Field School’s boys varsity basketball teams, only one team could emerge victorious and move on to the PVAC finals. That team was the Lions. Led by junior sensation Bryan Knapp, who had a career-high 36 points and also grabbed 19 rebounds, t...

When athletes go down, they jump up

When athletes go down, they jump up

Devira Friedman, Reporter
February 19, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

Whether to gain understanding and knowledge on the subject, or in preparation for the future, many students find that taking Sports Medicine is a helpful and enriching experience. Students, especially student-athletes, find that Sports Medicine is a course that is relevant to their lives, both for ...