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Softball athletes come together before the game begins.

Softball Season Wrap-Up

Matthew Steindecker, Guest Writer June 7, 2021

In an abridged season, the CESJDS girls varsity softball team finished with a winning record of three wins and two losses. Despite the lack of a full season, the team found the season to be a positive...

Track athletes compete against other schools during their first meet of the season.

Track & Field Season comes to a close

Aaron Waldman, Guest Writer June 4, 2021

Despite the unusual circumstances, the Spring Track and Field team has been able to practice and even race in two meets including championships this season. “Because of the past year, you don't really...

Junior Zackary Shpilman warms up during the last baseball game in his high school career.

Varsity baseball team takes big win on final game of the season

Adin Halbfinger, Guest Writer May 26, 2021

After a near canceling due to inclement weather, the Lions Varsity Boys Baseball team won their last game of the season today against The Field School. The two junior players on the team played the last...

Soccer players scrimmage during practice as part of their routine.

Soccer season wrap-up

Julia Rich, Guest Writer May 26, 2021

Despite challenges presented by the pandemic and a coaching position vacancy, the high school soccer team wrapped up a productive spring season. The co-ed team, which consists of mainly underclassmen,...

Sports is on the right note

Aaron Gallo, Sports Editor May 25, 2021

After a long day of sitting in school, many athletes use music to motivate themselves for a sports game or practice. With the variety of ways to stream music, it is easy and accessible to queue some of...

Lions’ sports are back

Sophie Kaplan, News Editor May 25, 2021

After over a year without school-sponsored sporting events, increased student vaccinations and low test positivity rates led CESJDS to resume inter-conference competitions. Since March, the girls varsity...

Ninth graders Todd Lazoff and Itai Topolovsky enjoy passing around a volleyball during practice.

Volleyball season comes to an end

Yaeli Greenblum, Guest Writer May 11, 2021

Without a coach for almost a full season, the upperclassmen of the volleyball team took on leadership roles to keep their team together. They led scrimmages to strengthen the players' skills while also...

The Yankees Stadium full to the new capacity which abides by COVID-19 requirements.

Fans return to sports games amid pandemic

Kaylah Goldrich, Guest Reporter April 19, 2021

As I looked around Yankee Stadium, hotdog in hand with the faint sounds of the game in the background, I couldn’t help but reminisce about the experience of attending baseball games before the pandemic....

Freshman Francesca Reichbach goes on her daily walk after school. Reichbach has found walking beneficial for her mental health.

Benefits of walking during a pandemic

Shani Schwartz, Reporter April 7, 2021

As the final class ends, freshman Francesca Reichbach steps outside to feel the breeze come upon her, taking in the scenery while reflecting on her day. Over the course of the pandemic, many students have...

The return of March Madness

Matan Silverberg, Sports Editor March 25, 2021

In return from a 710 day absence, the NCAA tournament underwent its first round of games the past Friday. Despite the unusual circumstances, fans enjoyed the excitement of the tournament and felt relieved...

After spending the season working on routines, the dance team filmed their final performance to be shown at Kabbalat Shabbat.

Dance team thrives during the pandemic, expanding from a winter only sport to a year round one

Gili Schisterman, Guest Writer February 24, 2021

Through difficult circumstances, the CESJDS high school dance team has used team practices as a way to stay connected with their friends and classmates through distance and now hybrid learning. Although...

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