The Lion's Tale

The middle and high school track team celebrates after a meet.

Recap of spring sports season

Elliot Bramson, Reporter May 31, 2022

The first full spring sports season in two years has come to a successful end. Both the middle school and varsity baseball teams received banners and finished first in their conference. The varsity softball...

Eighth grader Mia Forseter gets ready to pitch in the semifinals against the McLean Mustangs. The Lions won this game by a score of 16-6.

Lions fall to Spencerville in championship

Ari Blumenthal and Sam Berns May 19, 2022

Despite a slow start to the season with a 1-2-1 record, the CESJDS varsity softball team managed to make the playoffs as the fourth seed. Against all odds, they fought their way into the championship game...

The boys varsity baseball team lost in the semifinals to Waldorf after the appeal was not granted. However, they finished the regular season 7-0.

Lions’ win against Waldorf overturned

Kaylah Goldrich, Sports Editor May 17, 2022

In a shocking turn of events, the varsity baseball team’s win against Washington Waldorf last week in the semifinals was overturned after Waldorf’s coach protested the win. He argued that the Lions...

Junior Ben Bass goes up for a spike during a 3-0 loss against the Bishop O’Connell Knights Thursday, May 12. The game was the last of the season, leaving the Lions with a record of 8-5.

Lions fall to Knights in last regular season game

Adin Halbfinger, News Editor May 16, 2022

The boys varsity volleyball team lost in a 3-0 blowout against the first-place Bishop O’Connell Knights on Thursday in the last game of the regular season. The Lions ended the season 8-5. The Lions...

Watch: Varsity softball team advances to PVAC championship

Kaylah Goldrich, Sports Editor May 12, 2022

On Wednesday, the varsity softball team beat the undefeated McLean Mustangs in the semi-finals to advance into the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference (PVAC) championship game. After previously losing to...

Prior to the game, the players called head coach Matthew Jacobson, who had to miss the championship game due to illness, for some motivation. Despite their coachs absence, the middle school baseball team defeated their rival, the Berman Cougars, in the PVAC championship.

Boys middle school baseball takes home PVAC crown

Aaron Waldman and Ari Werbin-Gradel May 12, 2022

The boys middle school baseball team is back to their winning ways after they defeated the Berman Cougars in the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference (PVAC) championship this past Tuesday. This is their...

Freshman Yedidya Milner-Gillers and junior Aiden Melkin get ready for their match.

Boys varsity tennis team falls to the St. Anselm Panthers

Max Schwartz, Reporter May 4, 2022

The boys varsity tennis team had a rough time in their matches against the St. Anselm's Panthers on Tuesday, losing four out of five. With the loss, JDS’s record dropped to 2-3 on the season. St. Anselm's,...

Freshman Shalvah Lazarus throws to first base during a travel game at Langley High School.

Breaking barriers one swing at a time

Ella Waldman, News Editor April 11, 2022

Stepping onto the field for her first Little League practice back in third grade, it would have been impossible for freshman Shalvah Lazarus to imagine playing as the first girl on the varsity baseball...

Spring sports sneak peak

Stella Muzin and Alana Udell April 11, 2022

Dance Team: Co-Captains Gili Schisterman and Abby Greenberg  Sophomores Gili Schisterman and Abby Greenberg have both been dancing since they were young kids. Fast forward to this year and they were...

Supersetting the bar

Nini Panner, Reporter April 11, 2022

When eighth-grader David Satloff entered the gym for his first ever powerlifting competition, he felt the pressure.  He could feel the stares of the judges and hear the yells from the crowd. Now in only...

About to win

Kaylah Goldrich, Sports Editor April 11, 2022

Francesca Reichbach’s épée whips through the air as she surges toward her opponent. Her coach’s voice reverberates in her mind. “Raise your arm, raise your arm!” She knows that this match is...

Sophmore Noah Sexter checks his March Madness Bracket.

The sport of spreads

Elliot Bramson and Matthew Steindecker April 10, 2022

With March Madness coming to a close this past weekend, students enjoyed competing against their friends to see who would come out on top in their brackets. However, March Madness is not the only sporting...

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