The Lion's Tale

Get fit for credit: Students fulfill exercise requirement in many ways

Get fit for credit: Students fulfill exercise requirement in many ways

Matthew Rabinowitz, Reporter

May 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

Between schoolwork, extracurriculars and standardized testing, finding the time to exercise can be challenging for high school students. In order to fulfill the required one and a half sports credits before graduation, students get exercise in a number of different ways. One way to fulfill the exercise...

Teachers balance coursework with coaching

Teachers balance coursework with coaching

Sophia Miller, Reporter

May 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

When the bell rings at 3:45 p.m., the school day is not over for English Department Chair and varsity softball coach Thomas Worden. He grabs his bats and gloves and heads outside to the softball field to do throwing, fielding and batting drills with the CESJDS varsity softball team. Along with the...

Season recap: boys varsity volleyball

Season recap: boys varsity volleyball

Sarah Friedlander, Guest Writer

May 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The varsity boys volleyball team finished their regular season with a 2-9 loss against Hebrew Academy on May 10. Their record was 1-4 this season. This year's team is very different from last years team, as five seniors graduated.  Co-captains, juniors Liam Shemesh and Eli Soumekhian were among only...

Boys’ varsity tennis season comes to a close

Boys’ varsity tennis season comes to a close

Sophie Krantz, Guest Writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boys’ varsity tennis team played hard this season, finishing second overall in the PVAC tournament. The championship match took place on Tuesday May 15. The team did the best they have done in over five years by winning one court or match and losing three courts. Juniors Jake and Josh Block wo...

Season recap: varsity softball

Season recap: varsity softball

Ainsley Lerner, Guest Writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

The girls varsity softball team lost to Edmund Burke 10-5 in the semifinals on Wednesday, May 9. The Lions finished their season with an overall record of 7-3. Semifinals aside, the team won a majority of their games, many by a large margin. The Lions beat Oakcrest 24-6, Hebrew Academy 30-8, and...

Season recap: varsity track and field

Season recap: varsity track and field

Addie Bassin, Guest Writer

May 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On May 15, the coed varsity track and field team had their championship track meet, ending with the boys team placing eighth with 23 points and the girls team in seventh place with 22 points. The final meet was hot and long but the track team was still setting CESJDS records. Sophomore Daniel Chod...

Middle school baseball wins championship

Middle school baseball wins championship

Charli Galkin, Guest Writer

May 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

On May 8, the CESJDS middle school boys baseball team won the PVAC championship 10-0 against Saint Anselm’s. The Lions went undefeated in what head coach Brian Westerman called an “unbelievable season,” finishing with an overall record of 7-0. The team won every one of their games by at lea...

Varsity baseball team finishes its season

Varsity baseball team finishes its season

Tali Kuperberg, Guest Writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CESJDS varsity baseball team finished their regular season with a record of 4-4 on Wednesday, May 1. They went on to lose in the quarterfinals of the playoffs on May 7 to Hebrew Academy with a final score of 4-3. The Lions had many impressive moments throughout the season, from two grand slam...

Season ends short for Lions

Season ends short for Lions

Arava Rose, Guest Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On May 1, the CESJDS girls middle school softball team ended their 0-4 season with a 12-9 loss to Washington Waldorf School. The team played four games in total against Berman Hebrew Academy, with Berman winning 11-8; McLean, with a 10-0 victory over JDS; Washington Christian, who won 24-14; and Wald...

Lions defeat Knights with mercy rule

Lions defeat Knights with mercy rule

Alex Landy, Reporter

April 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CESJDS boys varsity baseball team  (1-1) defeated the Washington Waldorf Knights (0-1-1) at home on Wednesday afternoon, 16-6, after they reached the mercy-rule, which is when the game ends following the fifth inning if a team leads their opponent by 10 or more runs. The Lions, having lost thei...

Skate for gold: Ice dancers train

Skate for gold: Ice dancers train

Irit Skulnik, Reporter

March 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

Moments before junior Allie Ravitz and her team step out of the locker room, the room is full of determination to skate the best that they can. As they stand on the ice, however, the nerves begin to kick in. They do their very short warm up and get into their starting position. When the music starts...

Bend it like Berger: Freshman competes at international acrobatic competitions around the world

Bend it like Berger: Freshman competes at international acrobatic competitions around the world

Devira Friedman, Sports Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When not in school, freshman Lila Berger can be found lifting and tossing her teammates in the air at national and international acrobatic competitions. Since she was nine years old, Berger has competed in competitions all over the world, most notably placing first overall at the USA Gymnastics Championships...