The Lion's Tale

Lakers win NBA finals during interrupted playoff season

Lakers star Lebron James's jersey, which has been number 23 for most of his career.

Matan Silverberg, Reporter

October 13, 2020

An exciting NBA Finals capped the return of professional sports following recent nationwide quarantines. The Los Angeles Lakers, led by Lebron James and Anthony Davis, defeated the underdog Miami Heat in six games.  The Lakers opened up the seven-game series with dominant play, beating the Heat b...

Fantasy football excitement returns in new NFL season

ESPN has one of the most common fantasy football apps along with companies such as CBS and Yahoo.

Gabe Siegel, Reporter

October 12, 2020

As fantasy drafts approach, excitement for a long-awaited NFL season mounts for students participating in this year's fantasy football across the country. After one of the longest off-seasons ever, the NFL has finally returned with the hopes of a full season being completed Fantasy Football is an...

Opinion: Why it’s important to play multiple sports

Opinion: Why it's important to play multiple sports

Gabe Siegel, Guest Writer

June 12, 2020

In America, kids who generally play a sport at the college and professional level start to focus on playing one sport at some point during their school years. However, middle and high school students should not focus on one sport for the entirety of their teenage years even if they are planning to pl...

Canceled: Potential recruits stay on top of their game despite losing spring season

Sophia Miller and Adam Drexler

June 8, 2020

With the spring travel and AAU seasons being canceled, many athletes were forced to change their expectations of what the season would entail. These cancellations have caused drastic changes to an athlete’s college recruiting process, as athletes now must primarily rely on communication rather th...

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 ...

Sports Basketball Recap

Sports Basketball Recap

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...

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