The Lion's Tale

Girls middle school team triumphs in championship game against Sandy Spring

Girls middle school team triumphs in championship game against Sandy Spring

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 recrui...

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

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

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

CESJDS wrestling team competes in exhibition match against McLean

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

Middle school girls basketball team beats Kendall, remains undefeated

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...

Boys junior varsity team falls to rival Berman in first game of season

Boys junior varsity team falls to rival Berman in first game of season

Zara Ducker, Reporter

December 10, 2019

The junior varsity boys basketball team lost their first game of the season to their rivals, Berman Academy, 44-39. The Lions had high hopes to beat Berman, and were upset with their loss on Monday.  Berman quickly took the lead in the first quarter, which ended 9-3, with only one basket scored by ...

Boys varsity team falls to PVAC conference leader Sandy Spring on Wednesday

Boys varsity team falls to PVAC conference leader Sandy Spring on Wednesday

Matan Silverberg, Reporter

December 5, 2019

The Lions varsity team suffered their second loss of the season, as Sandy Springs Friends School defeated them 66-47.  The Lions, who had just come off a 65-31 win against Washington Christian Academy, were hoping to defeat Sandy Spring (4-0), who are currently at the top of the conference. The team...

Reason behind swim coach’s firing surfaces

Reason behind swim coach’s firing surfaces

Oren Minsk and Alex Landy

December 3, 2019

Details have emerged in the expulsion of former CESJDS swimming coach, Mike Karel, from the Bender JCC and his subsequent firing from the school. According to an email sent Tuesday, Nov. 19 by Karel to the team after being banned from the JCC and a later email he sent to The Lion’s Tale, two allegations of misconduct we...

Day in the life of a player at Cooper Invitational

Zach Gross, Guest Writer

November 21, 2019

9:00 a.m.: Alarm goes off. 9:05 a.m.: Finally get out of bed after five minutes of sophomore Eli Gordon jumping on me. 9:30 a.m.: Walk to Kroger’s for breakfast. Order almost everything from the bakery. 9:45 a.m.: Walk back to the hotel and put on my jersey. 10:00 a.m.: Meet the team in the hotel ...

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