The Lion's Tale

Season recap: varsity baseball

Season recap: varsity baseball

Mischa Trainor, Reporter

May 16, 2019


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Lions fall to Cougars in first volleyball game of the season

Lions fall to Cougars in first volleyball game of the season

Rebecca Safra, Guest Writer

April 3, 2019


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The boys varsity volleyball team lost 3 sets to none to the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars in their first game of the season on Wednesday. They hope to use this loss as a learning experience for the future. The team is composed of only three returning players, and about half is comprised ...

Local track meet organized by CESJDS students raises over $1,000 for charity

Local track meet organized by CESJDS students raises over $1,000 for charity

Eva Bard, Guest Writer

April 1, 2019


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Side by side, students, families, alumni and olympic-caliber refugee runners raced around the track not in competition, but as one unified community. Despite the rain and the harsh wind, over 70 people came together this past Sunday for the 6th annual Charity Track Meet at the Melvin J. Berman H...

Lions best Cougars 23-6 in third game of the season

Lions best Cougars 23-6 in third game of the season

Rochelle Berman, Guest Writer

March 29, 2019


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After sophomore Sasha Trainor began to lose concentration while pitching, she received some words of wisdom from her twin sister and captain of the girls’ varsity softball team, Jane Trainor. She was then able to regain her focus, and her next pitch gave the Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars their final out...

Spring track: Pre-season goals

Spring track: Pre-season goals

Carrie Hirsch, Reporter

March 25, 2019


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