The Lion's Tale

Lions take big win against rival Hebrew Academy

Lions take big win against rival Hebrew Academy

Tal Arber, Reporter

September 18, 2019

The boy’s varsity soccer team defeated rival Hebew Academy 2-1 in an intense and electrifying matchup on Tuesday afternoon, advancing their PVAC record to 2-0. From the start, the Lions had multiple scoring opportunities and a strong defensive effort, allowing only three shots on goal by the Co...

Junior wins medals at Maccabi Games

Junior wins medals at Maccabi Games

Matthew Rabinowitz, News Editor

September 11, 2019

Junior Josh Bachrach won six medals—including three golds—in track and field at the JCC Maccabi Games in Atlanta over the summer. Bachrach won a bronze medal in the 800 meters, silver medals in the shotput and 1600 meters and gold medals in the 5000 meters, 3200 meters and 400 meters. Bachrach a...

Lions fall to Chargers in second game of the season

Lions fall to Chargers in second game of the season

Sally Rogal, Features Editor

September 6, 2019

The girl’s varsity soccer team fell 4-2 to the Oakcrest Chargers in a tough and competitive second game of the season on Thursday afternoon.  Early on, the Lions lacked scoring opportunities while the Chargers had many shots. After a back and forth between the two teams and several saves by seni...

Taking a shot: on court and with a camera

Taking a shot: on court and with a camera

Ivan Endelman, Reporter

September 2, 2019

When tennis coach Brendan Mattingly isn’t on the court, he can be found continuing his hobby as a sports photographer. Mattingly was a professional photographer for most of his lifetime, working for large companies such as ESPN and even the United States government. Mattingly is a certified United...

Season recap: varsity baseball

Season recap: varsity baseball

Mischa Trainor, Reporter

May 16, 2019

The varsity baseball team’s season ended last Wednesday with a semifinal loss to St. Anselm's. They completed their season with a record of 6-3. The team began the season with strong defensive skills and has worked on improving their offense and hitting throughout the season by practicing and hard...

Lions narrowly fall to Burke Bengals in softball semifinal game

Lions narrowly fall to Burke Bengals in softball semifinal game

Sophie Kaplan, Guest Writer

May 10, 2019

The Lions came up short against the Burke Bengals in a tough semifinal game with a final score of 15-13 on Wednesday, despite beating them earlier in the season. “This game was the most challenging one yet. We got a rough start at the beginning and never were able to bounce back,” freshman Avital...

Lions blowout Knights in final game of regular season

Lions blowout Knights in final game of regular season

Mira Beinart, Guest Writer

April 30, 2019

The girls varsity softball team easily defeated the Washington Waldorf Knights on Monday, finishing with a final score of 22-1. This was the last regular season game, and the Lions will most likely end up as the second seed for the PVAC playoffs with a record of 6-1-1. The Lions’ strong hitting resulted in the ...

Lions mercy Mustangs after slow start

Lions mercy Mustangs after slow start

Hannah Davis, Guest Writer

April 17, 2019

As freshman Avital Friedman ran into home base after hitting a home run, her teammates cheered and chanted her name. The girls varsity softball team started the game off a little slow, but quickly got into their grove, and mercied McLean 15-5. Friedman scored a home run in the first and fifth innings and wa...

Lions take sizable win against Burke behind Gross’ big day at the plate

Lions take sizable win against Burke behind Gross’ big day at the plate

Hailey Block, Guest Writer

April 17, 2019

After scoring a season-high 24 runs, the boys varsity baseball team proudly took home a win against the Burke Bengal Tigers on Monday, April 15. The Bengal Tigers scored only two runs, and the game was in the Lions’ favor just after the start of the game, with a final score of 12-0. The Lions now...

CESJDS continues NCAA Tournament championship bracket challenge tradition

CESJDS continues NCAA Tournament championship bracket challenge tradition

Sabrina Bramson, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2019

Keeping with CESJDS tradition, the school has resumed its NCAA Championship bracket challenge between students in classes across grades and subjects this year. The tradition started as a kehillah activity, according to math teacher Tori Ball, who organizes the challenge each year. This year, history teach...

Lions fall to Field Falcons in third game of season

Lions fall to Field Falcons in third game of season

Rachel Dori, Guest Writer

April 9, 2019

The boys varsity tennis team lost five matches to none to the Field School in their third match of the season on Tuesday. The boys hope to use this tough loss as a learning experience. Co-captain and junior Matthew Lawrenz lost first singles to opponent Harry Kittredge by a score of 10-2. Kittredg...

Lions defeat Falcons in fifth game of the season

Lions defeat Falcons in fifth game of the season

Maia Zimmers, Guest Writer

April 5, 2019

In the fourth inning of the boys varsity baseball game against The Field School, freshman Eli Gordon was on the edge of the white foul line near first base as he caught the ball. The audience erupted to Gordon’s defense, stating that he was inside of the line, even though the referee ruled that the ball...