The Lion's Tale

March Madness tradition grinds to a halt due to Coronavirus

The NCAA March Madness competition will not continue this year due to the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19.

Eitan Malkus, Guest Writer

March 31, 2020

Every March, tensions run high at school as students and teachers fill out their March Madness Brackets in anticipation of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. But this year, all of that anticipation came to a sudden halt when the tournament was canceled on March 12 due to coronavirus ...

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Sophia Miller, Sports Editor

March 6, 2020

Sophomores take leadership hold on dance team

Since the seniors graduated, sophomores have taken a more central role on the high school dance team.

Lincoln Aftergood, Reporter

February 27, 2020

This year, the sophomore girls on the varsity dance team have taken a larger leadership role after the senior’s graduation. The six sophomores are now the oldest girls on the team, as no juniors participate.   Dance team coach Melanie Joy-Barber was new to the team this year and believes that the...

Freshman wins wrestling championship by beating opponent he lost to one week prior

Freshman Oliver Ferber [front left] poses with fellow Potomac Valley Athletic Conference champions after winning his weight class.

Zara Ducker, Reporter

February 18, 2020

Freshman and wrestler Oliver Ferber won his weight class at the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference Wrestling Championships after losing to the same opponent the previous week.  Varsity wrestling coach Chuck Woolery said that after Ferber lost to the opponent a week before, they reviewed a recording t...

Girls middle school team triumphs in championship game against Sandy Spring

The girls middle school basketball team defeated the Sandy Spring Friends School at home on Tuesday, 24-22.

Mark Polin, Reporter

February 11, 2020

The girls middle school basketball team won the championship at home in an intense game. After playing an extra three minutes of overtime, JDS won with a final score of 24-22.  Brett Kugler, a high school learning specialist and the middle school girls basketball coach led the Lions in a chant at t...

Sophomore transfers for local soccer opportunity

Jessica Gallo, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 17, 2020

Picture having to move 700 miles in the middle of the school year to play soccer with a professional team. For new sophomore Juliano Perczek, this is reality.  Perczek was born in Miami but grew up in California and returned to Florida with his soccer team two years ago.  When he was recruited...

Boys team loses to rival Berman Hebrew Academy, 54-53

The Lions huddle with their head coach, David McCloud.

Mischa Trainor, Assistant Sports Editor

January 13, 2020

The boys varsity basketball team (7-8) narrowly lost to the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars 54-53 on Saturday night.  In the first quarter, the Cougars won the tip-off and scored the first points. However, the Lions took an early 12-2 lead with junior and captain Ariel Gershman hitting trip...

CESJDS wrestling team competes in exhibition match against McLean

Students wrestle in an unscored game at home on Wednesday.

Gabe Siegel, Reporter

December 16, 2019

The CESJDS wrestling team faced off against McLean Wednesday in a game that was not scored.  “We didn’t count it because we didn’t match up well with them in regards to weight class,” Athletic Director Becky Silberman said. “For wrestling, you compete against people who weigh the same ...

Middle school girls basketball team beats Kendall, remains undefeated

Coach Brett Kugler talks to his team during their game during their 21-11 win against Kendall.

Mark Polin, Reporter

December 12, 2019

The CESJDS girls middle school basketball team continued their undefeated season with a 21-11 win against the Kendall Demonstration Wildcats on Tuesday. The Lions won the tip-off, and without wasting any time, seventh-grader Leah Kreisler gave the Lions the lead with a heads up play, catching the...

Girls varsity basketball team narrowly falls to Mustangs in final minutes

Maiyan Lyani, Reporter

December 11, 2019

The girls varsity basketball team and their fans went crazy cheering for junior Sally Rogal when she scored a three-pointer during the final minutes of the game against the McLean Mustangs.  Despite Rogal’s contribution, the Lions lost to the Mustangs with a score of 34-31. Their overall record...

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