The Lion's Tale

FIFA must be stopped

FIFA must be stopped

Eitan Rattner, Guest Writer November 30, 2022

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup. The greatest sporting tournament in the world. Millions of eyes glued to their television screens. The one month every four years...

Both the girls and boys varsity basketball teams participate in a practice on the Washington Wizards home court.

Varsity basketball teams celebrate Jewish Heritage Night at Capital One Arena

Harry Davidson and Max Schwartz November 21, 2022

On Wednesday, the boys and girls varsity basketball teams traveled to Capital One Arena to celebrate the Washington Wizards’ Jewish Heritage Night. To participate in the festivities, the teams were invited...

The boys varsity soccer team plays a regular season game on October 20. They finished the season with a record of 8-4 and lot in the semifinals.

Fall sports recap

Stella Muzin, Reporter November 2, 2022

The fall sports season came to an exciting end last week as the girls varsity tennis team and both the boys and girls cross country team each won the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference (PVAC) championship.  The...

Seniors Jonah Gross, Jaren Goldberg and Ari Platt form a wall together during a penalty kick.

Lions defeat Mustangs in quarterfinals

Max Schwartz, Reporter October 26, 2022

The CESJDS boys varsity soccer team defeated the Barrie Mustangs 1-0, sending JDS to the semifinals. JDS won on a late-minute goal by senior Seth Pearce who headed a corner kick into the back of the net....

Junior Zoe Epstein dribbles through two defenders. The Lions went on to tie this game against The Field School in double overtime.

Girls varsity soccer game ends in a tie against The Field School

Ari Blumenthal, Reporter October 7, 2022

After an intense and hard-fought game, the girls varsity soccer team tied against the Field School on Thursday with a final score of 4-4. Despite their rough start, the Lions were able to recover quickly...

Eighth-grader Gillian Krauthamer hits the tennis ball during her singles match. With their win over the Washington International School on Thursday, October 6, the Lions extended their undefeated record against PVAC teams.

Girls varsity tennis team defeats Washington International School

Matthew Steindecker, Reporter October 7, 2022

After a grueling set of matches, the girls varsity tennis team defeated Washington International School (WIS) 3-2 on Thursday, improving to an undefeated 3-0 in the PVAC (3-3 total). The Lions swept...

Coach Kevin Gnatiko directs his players on the field. The Lions went on to win this game 8-1.

Boys varsity soccer team defeats the McLean Mustangs

Kaylah Goldrich, Sports Editor September 22, 2022

In keeping with their strong start to the regular season, the boys varsity soccer team defeated the McLean Mustangs 8-1 on Sept. 20, bringing their record against PVAC opponents to 3-1. It seemed as...

Members of the cross country team begin their practice on Sept. 7, 2022.

ESPN considers producing documentary about cross country team

Aaron Waldman, Sports Editor September 13, 2022

The CESJDS cross country team may soon be sharing their story with millions of viewers across the world. Television network ESPN is considering making a documentary feature about the team’s path to extraordinary...

Fall sports sneak peak

Aaron Waldman , Sports Editor September 9, 2022

Girls Varsity Volleyball Head Coach Cindy Zhang:  Girls varsity volleyball head coach Cindy Zhang began building the foundation for the girls volleyball team last season. The team’s goal this season...

Pickleball Phenomenon

Zara Ducker , In-Depth Editor September 9, 2022

Pickleball, a combination of tennis, ping-pong and badminton, is known for being a fun and easy sport to learn. While it is mostly thought to be popular among older generations, pickleball is a social...

Summer, sun and sports

Nini Panner , Reporter September 9, 2022

Jewish teen athletes from around the country gathered in San Diego this summer for the 40th annual JCC Maccabi Games. The 2022 games, held from July 31 to Aug. 5, hosted over 1,500 American athletes from...

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