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The Lion's Tale

The student news site of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

The Lion's Tale

Senior Abby Greenberg has the ball for girls varsity soccer team. The team came back from a 2-1 deficit to tie the game.

First girls varsity soccer game ends in a draw

Matthew Steindecker, Reporter September 13, 2023

The girls varsity soccer team forced a 2-2 draw in their opening match of the season on Monday, Sept. 11 against the Field School The game began slowly with both teams posting a strong defense throughout...

Sprinting to success

Eliana Wolf, Reporter June 5, 2023

Zoomin Szubin: Sophomore Nathan Szubin sprints to the finish at the end of the 1600m race. Szubin is a distance runner so it was no suprise that he won this two-mile race. His teammate sophomore Jonah...

Flip out

Gila Safra, Reporter June 5, 2023

As junior Sam Miller gets ready to learn a new trick, he is inevitably nervous. After repeated failures, he can’t help but be frustrated. However, through continuous practice, Miller lands and then masters...

Bass passes the ball from the top of the key during the championship game at the Israel Becker Tournament in Toronto this past season.

Fully committed

Matthew Steindecker and Aaron Waldman, Reporter and Sports editor June 5, 2023

Standing outside Alexander Muss High School in Israel, Benjamin Bass (23’) is anxious but excited as he picks up the phone. This is no ordinary phone call, as Bass is ready to tell assistant coach of...

Co-Captain junior Todd Lazoff hits the ball during the PVAC championship.

Boys volleyball wins PVAC championship

Ari Blumenthal, Reporter May 30, 2023

Despite being down 2-1 in a loud, rowdy and unfriendly environment, the boys varsity volleyball team managed to prevail, winning two sets in a row to defeat Spencerville Adventist Academy in the PVAC championship...

The softball teams holds up their banner after winning the PVAC championship game.

Softball team wins PVAC championship

Ari Blumenthal, Reporter May 14, 2023

After losing only one in-conference game to the Sandy Spring Friends School, the CESJDS varsity softball team capped off their successful regular season with a vengeance, beating Sandy Spring with a final...

Sophomore and starting pitcher William Zimmet winds up to pitch at the beginning of the game.

Photo by Jordan Levy

Boys varsity baseball celebrates junior night

Ari Blumenthal, Reporter May 4, 2023

In the last regular season game for four juniors on Tuesday, May 2, the varsity baseball team clinched the number one seed heading into the playoffs after a whopping 19-3 victory over Spencerville Adventist...

Sophomore Boaz Dauber scrambles to get the ball over the net and keep the point going. Photo By Gigi Gordon

Fight to the finish as boys varsity volleyball defeats Covenant Life

Gigi Gordon, Sports Editor May 2, 2023

From the moment they stepped on the court, it was a fierce battle for the boys varsity volleyball team. With every bump, set and spike, the Lions battled against Covenant Life for the win. The battle resulted...

Silberman, Hawkings, and Belinkie answer questions from audience members during the event.

School hosts blue carpet event for cross country team

Mia Forseter, Reporter April 26, 2023

In past years members of the CESJDS cross country team have been faced with a difficult decision. Many of the more observant members of the team had to choose whether or not to run in the state championship,...

Freshman Coby Schlactus engages in a rally during his match against Berman.

Boys varsity tennis defeats rivals at home

Lily Rulnick, Features Editor April 26, 2023

Parents and fellow teammates alike anxiously watched as the boys varsity tennis team played their rivals, the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars, on April 24. Adding another win to their three-game...

The varsity baseball team forms a tunnel in celebration  after junior Andrew Lefkowitz hits a home run. They Lions won the game 10-0 against St. Anselm’s Panthers on March 28.

Spring players to watch

Ari Werbin-Gradel, Sports Editor April 24, 2023

Varsity Baseball, Andrew Lefkowitz Junior and co-captain of the varsity baseball team Andrew Lefkowitz is an avid baseball fan who has been playing since the age of four. Last season, Lefkowitz played...

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