The Lion's Tale

Lions defeat Knights with mercy rule

Lions defeat Knights with mercy rule

Alex Landy, Reporter

April 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CESJDS boys varsity baseball team  (1-1) defeated the Washington Waldorf Knights (0-1-1) at home on Wednesday afternoon, 16-6, after they reached the mercy-rule, which is when the game ends following the fifth inning if a team leads their opponent by 10 or more runs. The Lions, having lost thei...

Skate for gold: Ice dancers train

Skate for gold: Ice dancers train

Irit Skulnik, Reporter

March 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

Moments before junior Allie Ravitz and her team step out of the locker room, the room is full of determination to skate the best that they can. As they stand on the ice, however, the nerves begin to kick in. They do their very short warm up and get into their starting position. When the music starts...

Bend it like Berger: Freshman competes at international acrobatic competitions around the world

Bend it like Berger: Freshman competes at international acrobatic competitions around the world

Devira Friedman, Sports Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When not in school, freshman Lila Berger can be found lifting and tossing her teammates in the air at national and international acrobatic competitions. Since she was nine years old, Berger has competed in competitions all over the world, most notably placing first overall at the USA Gymnastics Championships...

JV boys basketball clutches PVAC championship

JV boys basketball clutches PVAC championship

Matthew Rabinowitz, Reporter

February 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CESJDS JV boys basketball team defeated the Grace Brethren Eagles 50-49 to win the PVAC championship on Tuesday. The boys were down for the duration of the game but managed to come back and score the winning basket in the last two seconds.   With only a few seconds remaining in the game, JDS was down by o...

Lions defeat wildcats, win PVAC championship

Lions defeat wildcats, win PVAC championship

Nate Miller, Reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Lions girls’ middle school basketball team narrowly defeated the Washington Christian Wildcats 26-24 on Monday, Feb. 11 to win the PVAC championship, in a dramatic comeback. Captain and eighth-grader Avital Friedman was the highest scorer with eleven points. Sixth-grader Shani Schwartz scored nine poin...

New boys varsity basketball players shake up roster

New boys varsity basketball players shake up roster

Ben Robinson, Reporter

January 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

The 2017-2018 CESJDS varsity boys basketball team is vastly different from last year’s team that won the PVAC championship. Last year’s team, widely regarded as one of the most dominant in JDS’ history, finished first place in the conference with a 24-3 record and brought home their first...

Pin it to win it: Varsity team wrestles its way to 1-1-2 record

Pin it to win it: Varsity team wrestles its way to 1-1-2 record

Becca Weiss, Reporter

January 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

Devastated by a loss at his first wrestling match, sophomore Joey Katz resolved to beat his George- town Day School opponent in a rematch. He trained for extra hours, clocking in sweat-drenched sessions on weekends. At the Nov. 29, 2017 meet at GDS, Katz approached the mat and looked nervously a...

Lions narrowly lose to Knights

Lions narrowly lose to Knights

Matthew Rabinowitz, Guest Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boys JV basketball team fell six points short to the Washington Waldorf Knights on Monday, with a score of 43-49. The Lions were more cautious with the ball than the Knights in the first quarter; they made an effort to pass more before taking a shot. The Lions gained a 2 point lead by the...

Lions secure fifth consecutive victory against Red Devils

Lions secure fifth consecutive victory against Red Devils

Irit Skulnik, Guest Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The varsity girls basketball Lions narrowly defeated the Washington International School Red Devils on Wednesday with a score of 37-33. This was the Lions' fifth consecutive win of the season, giving them a record of 5-0. Senior Dani Bernstein scored the first basket of the game. From the start,...

Lions continue three game win streak against Eagles

Lions continue three game win streak against Eagles

Daphne Kaplan, Guest Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls varsity basketball Lions defeated the Model Secondary School for the Deaf Eagles (MSSD) 42-24 on Wednesday afternoon. This was the Lions (3-0) third consecutive win. Off the tip, Model jumped out to an early 2-0 lead. Throughout the first quarter, the Lions played aggressively, driving the...

Lions thwart Red Devils in opening win

Lions thwart Red Devils in opening win

Sophia Miller and Sally Rogal

December 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls middle school basketball team dominated the Washington International School Red Devils 22-8 Tuesday. The Lions won their first game of the season even though this year’s team features many new players and only has two returning players. “There is obviously the adjustment to being on...

Lions come up short against Eagles

Lions come up short against Eagles

Oren Minsk, Guest Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boys junior varsity basketball team (3-1) fell to the Grace Brethren Eagles 45-26 on Monday. This was the Lions’ first loss of the season after three straight wins. Throughout the game, the Eagles kept a comfortable lead, as the Lions fought to narrow the gap. Lions’ coach Brian Westerman...