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The Lion's Tale

Lions defends against the Spencerville Hornets in the last quarter of the championship game.

Girls varsity basketball falls to Spencerville Hornets in championship

Anna Polon, Guest Writer February 20, 2024

In the middle of the first quarter, with the Lions winning 11-4, the Spencerville Adventist Academy Hornets called a timeout. The Lions congratulated the starters and clapped each other on the back, excited...

Sophomore Ari Solomon referees a 12U ice hockey game, and watches to make sure that all players are acting in accordance with the rules.

Stepping Up: Student Referees at JDS

Eitan Rattner, Reporter February 14, 2024

For some teenagers, just playing their favorite sport isn’t enough. Many find themselves wanting to deepen their connection to the sport and give back to an activity that has given them so much. Many...

Members of the JV girls team celebrate their win against the Basis Hawks.

JV girls basketball returns to the court

Eve Sharp and Lyla Silberg February 13, 2024

After being dismantled since the late 2000’s, the junior varsity girls basketball team returned to the court this past winter season. Girls Varsity Basketball Coach and Director of Athletics Becky Silberman...

Members of the swim team practice outdoors at the JCC

Swim team competes despite challenges

Gila Safra, Reporter February 6, 2024

For most winter sports, athletes either practice indoors or have the ability to dress appropriately for the brutal winter weather. But for the CESJDS swim team, with practices at the Bender JCC outdoor...

Varsity basketball teams spend time in Toronto for the Tanenbaum CHAT basketball tournament

Varsity basketball teams attend tournament in Toronto

Sadaf Zadeh, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 1, 2024

The boys and girls varsity basketball teams flew to Toronto, Ontario to visit Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto (CHAT) for the 2024 Israel Becker International Invitational Basketball Tournament,...

Freshman Brielle Bassin passes to freshman Caroline Salz during their game against the BASIS school.

Girls junior varsity basketball defeats BASIS

Claire Elbaum and Aliza Braier January 28, 2024

Coming off a win against the ​​British International School of Washington on Jan. 22, the CESJDS girls’ Junior Varsity basketball team was confident for their game against the BASIS Independent McLean...

Eighth-grader Selma Teichman shoots a layup against the Field School.

Girls middle school basketball beats the Field School

Eitan Rattner, Reporter January 24, 2024

The girls' middle school basketball team was excited to play Wednesday afternoon as eighth-grader Selma Teichman tipped off for their final home game of the season which resulted in a 22-9 win for the...

Freshman Zoya Wexler wrestles an opponent from Covenant Life. He won this match 16-0.

Wrestling loses to Covenant Life

Lindsey Shapiro and Sophia Leinwand January 23, 2024

As freshman Zoya Wexler attempted to pin his opponent, the timer for the period ran out. Nonetheless, he was able to “tech fall” his opponent, which is the term for scoring 15 points more than an opponent,...

Shani Schwartz races towards the basket with the Berman Cougars close on her tail.

Girls varsity basketball beats Berman Cougars on home court

Maiya Blumenthal, Incoming Opinion Editor January 15, 2024

Five minutes into the first quarter, the Lion’s are tied with the Melvin J Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars 3-3. Freshman Jordana Dauber drives to the basket, gets fouled and steps onto the free throw line...

Senior Ari Blumenthal shoots a free throw in the third quarter.

Boys varsity basketball loses to Berman

Maya Greenblum, Incoming News Editor January 12, 2024

Before the long standing rivalry of two Jewish schools came to a head, the Lions and Cougars united to commemorate the loss of fallen soldier and alumnus Omer Balva (‘19), retiring his jerseys from his...

Senior Ari Blumenthal looks to his teammates for help during the game against Beth Tfiloh.

Boys varsity basketball falls short against Beth Tfiloh

Jordana Dauber and Harry Hoffman January 11, 2024

With 7:45 left on the clock in the third quarter, the Lions are down 20 points to the Beth Tfiloh Warriors. In a push to cut the deficit, senior Todd Lazoff shoots a three, which, after rolling around...

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