The Lion's Tale

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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Lions nab first win of the season against Bengals

Lions nab first win of the season against Bengals

Alex Landy, Guest Writer

December 1, 2017


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On Thursday, the boys varsity basketball team (1-3) defeated the Edmund Burke Bengals 47-34. This win was the Lions’ first of the season after three frustrating close losses and has the potential to push the team toward PVAC success. Throughout the exhilarating home game, the score constantly fluctuated,...

Lions fall to Wildebeests in season-opener

Lions fall to Wildebeests in season-opener

Jessie Lehman, Sports Editor

November 20, 2017


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The Lions fell two points short in their season-opener against the Sandy Spring Friends School Wildebeests. The team’s hopes fell as junior point guard and captain Dani Offer’s desperation heave fell into senior center Matthew Landy’s hands, ending the game at 56-54 in favor of the Wildebeests....

Juniors’ offense disappears in puff of powder during annual football game

Juniors’ offense disappears in puff of powder during annual football game

Ben Robinson, Reporter

November 10, 2017


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The senior girls defeated the junior girls 21-0 in the annual JDS Powder Puff football game on Nov. 2. The juniors started with the ball and threatened to score on the first drive after two catches by receiver Amy Becker, but they ultimately came up short. The seniors converted on their first attempt...

Lions outplay Bengals in 5-2 senior night victory

Lions outplay Bengals in 5-2 senior night victory

Rina Torchinsky, Editor in Chief

October 3, 2017


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The girls varsity Lions celebrated senior night with a 5-2 victory over the Burke Bengals Tuesday at CESJDS. The spirited atmosphere began hours before the game, when the seniors walked into school dressed as princesses with shiny tiaras and black dresses, while underclassmen dressed in simple clothing...

Lady Lions thrash Cougars in 5-1 victory

Lady Lions thrash Cougars in 5-1 victory

Isaac Silber, Managing Editor, Copy

September 18, 2017


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The girls varsity soccer Lions clobbered the Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars 5-1 on Monday to improve their record to 4-0 on the season. The girls got revenge on their arch rivals after the boys varsity team lost to the Cougars 6-0 last week. The Lions led from start to finish, including a...

Lions fall to Cougars in 6-0 loss

Lions fall to Cougars in 6-0 loss

Lily Rosenberg, Reporter

September 13, 2017


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Lions boys varsity soccer were blown out in their first home game of the season on Sept. 12 against rival Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars by a score of 6-0. Berman opened the scoring a few minutes in when junior Jaim Magendzo broke the ball past senior goalie Zachary Gordon and into the back of the ne...

Lions’ winning streak continues in blowout win against McLean Mustangs

Lions’ winning streak continues in blowout win against McLean Mustangs

Devira Friedman and Jessie Lehman

September 12, 2017


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The Lion’s girls varsity soccer team dominated the field in their home game against the McLean Mustangs on Sept. 11. The final score was 8-0, making the team’s record 2-0. Scroll through the gallery below to view the Lions' path to victory.