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A rivalry extending beyond the court

A rivalry extending beyond the court

Jeremy Schooler, Sports Editor
February 1
Filed under Showcase, Sports

What began in the early 1980s as a friendly soccer competition has turned into a heated and intense athletic rivalry between the CESJDS Lions and the Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars. With varsity basketball home games for each school drawing crowds of as many as 600 people, watching the Cougars and Lions ...

A tale of two fans: thoughts following AFC Championship Game

A tale of two fans: thoughts following AFC Championship Game

Joel Vardon and Ari Feuer
January 25
Filed under Sports

Below are sports editors Joel Vardon and Ari Feuer's reflections on the AFC Championship Game that took place on Jan. 26. The score for the game was 20-18; the Broncos won. Vardon, who is a Broncos fan, wrote a column titled "A mile high win." His column is on the top of the page. Feuer, who is a Patriots...

Senior Daphne Lerner reaches scoring milestone

Senior Daphne Lerner reaches scoring milestone

Josh Paretzky, Managing Editor, Web
January 21
Filed under News, Sports

The game was far from over, but that did not stop the girls varsity basketball team from storming the court. On Jan. 11, in a game against McLean High School, senior Daphne Lerner scored the 1,000th point of her CESJDS basketball career, an impressive and rare accomplishment in the Lion’s basketball...

NFL First Round Playoff Preview

Bennett Bramson, Sports Editor
January 8
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

With the start of the new year most people are looking for a fresh start, however, for the NFL, it is not the start but the finish: it’s playoff time. This weekend marks the start of the playoffs with the divisional round. There are four games spread out over Saturday and Sunday with the winners all...

CESJDS vs Berman Hebrew Academy Game

December 21
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Click here to watch the CESJDS Lions take on the Berman Academy Cougars!

Q&A with General Manager of the Washington Nationals Mike Rizzo

Q&A with General Manager of the Washington Nationals Mike Rizzo

Noah Green, Reporter
December 14
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Lion’s Tale recently had the opportunity to get an inside look at the Washington Nationals 2014 season with none other than the man who built the team, General Manager and President of Baseball Operations Mike Rizzo. Lion’s Tale: How would you describe the success and disappointments of th...

JV Boys Basketball Team Looks Forward to Upcoming Season

Ben Savarick, Guest Writer
December 1
Filed under Sports

The junior varsity basketball players just finished tryouts and the boys team is ready to take on the McLean school today at 4:30 at the Upper School. The JV Lions are looking to re-establish themselves as a solid contender in the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference. The JV team was on the verge of...

Annual Charity Football Game Raises Money, Unites Alumni Community

Annual Charity Football Game Raises Money, Unites Alumni Community

Ilan Cohen, Guest Writer
November 25
Filed under Showcase, Sports

In 1998, Jewish Text teacher Paul Blank stood outside on a field on a cold Thanksgiving morning with 13 students to play a small game of flag football. Eighteen years, 835 points and approximately $30,000 later, the Paul Blank Invitational is one of CESJDS’ most cherished traditions: a flag football...

Seniors Defeat Juniors in Annual Powderpuff Game

Seniors Defeat Juniors in Annual Powderpuff Game

Aaron Schonfeld, Sports Editor
November 11
Filed under Sports

Another year, another rivalry between the senior and junior girls as they faced off during the annual Powderpuff football game this past Wednesday. Many fans attended the game, including numerous senior boys who were dressed as cheerleaders. Though the seniors defeated the juniors 21-7, the juniors...

Soccer Captain Naomi Cohen-Shields Celebrated During Senior Night

Soccer Captain Naomi Cohen-Shields Celebrated During Senior Night

Isaac Silber, Reporter
October 26
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Senior captain Naomi Cohen-Shields stepped onto the soccer field for her second to last home game as member of the girls varsity soccer team on Thursday, Oct. 22. Although she had trotted out to her position many times before, this game was different. It was senior night, a game to celebrate all...

Girls Varsity Soccer Wears Pink Jerseys to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer

Girls Varsity Soccer Wears Pink Jerseys to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer

Rina Torchinsky, Reporter
October 22
Filed under Sports

Sporting their watermelon pink jerseys, the CESJDS girls varsity soccer team shut out the Washington Waldorf School with a score of 6-0 on Thursday Oct. 22. Dressed in a pink polo shirt with a breast cancer ribbon embroidered on the front pocket, girls varsity soccer coach Jay Matula blended right...

JDS Welcomes Varsity Swim Team to the Winter Athletic Season

JDS Welcomes Varsity Swim Team to the Winter Athletic Season

Rina Torchinsky, Reporter
October 20
Filed under Sports

The JDS varsity swim team is making a splash as it is introduced to the pool of available winter sports. Director of Athletic and Summer Programs Michael Riley reported that 16 students have already signed up to participate, and around 10 more have demonstrated interest in joining the team as well....