The Lion's Tale

Lions demonstrate work ethic with a big win

Lions demonstrate work ethic with a big win

Mischa Trainor, Guest Writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Junior Aaron Kirkpatrick stole the ball from the McLean Mustangs and sprinted across the court in a matter of seconds. Kirkpatrick passed the ball to freshman Eli Gordon, who proceeded to make a clean layup extending their lead. The JV boys basketball game against the McLean Mustangs contained a lot of...

Boys varsity basketball pull away in big win vs the Mclean Mustangs

Tal Arber, Guest Writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With the game on the line, senior guard Dani Offer rushed the ball upcourt and made an acrobatic layup, drawing a foul. With just three minutes left in the game, the move put the CESJDS Lions up six points over the Mclean Mustangs. This point led the Lions to a victory over the Mustangs in a hard-fou...

Lions were defeated in a hard battle against the McLean Mustangs

Lions were defeated in a hard battle against the McLean Mustangs

Mimi Lemar, Guest Writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Although the CESJDS girls basketball team lost against the McLean Mustangs, they began practice with blasting music, running laps, playing drills and stretching. The energy and passion that the players had for the game were evident through their warm-ups. The game started with one foul point from th...

Middle school girls take command of the court

Middle school girls take command of the court

Maya Preuss, Guest Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CESJDS Girls Middle School basketball team soared past the Oakcrest Chargers Thursday evening 25-7, leaving them with a 3-1 record for the season so far. The game began with the Lions getting the tip off and passing the ball to seventh-grade captain Shani Schwartz, who drove to the basket for a f...

Middle school boys astound in dominating win against WIS

Middle school boys astound in dominating win against WIS

Naomi Gould, Guest Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Three minutes into the game, the Lions had no answer to the Washington International School Red Devils’ eight points until CESJDS eighth-grader and captain Jonah Gross dribbled the ball around two defenders, spun around and hooked in a shot to break the shutout. The Lions didn’t look back. T...

Girls varsity basketball pulls out a win over Sandy Springs by just one point

Girls varsity basketball pulls out a win over Sandy Springs by just one point

Aaron Adams, Guest Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With six seconds remaining in the game, the Sandy Springs Friends School starting center makes a free throw. What had been a seven-plus point advantage with five minutes remaining, became a one-point lead for the CESJDS girls varsity basketball team. Six seconds and two fouls later, the Lions had defe...

Lions face hard defeat: Waldorf Knights beat girls middle school basketball

Lions face hard defeat: Waldorf Knights beat girls middle school basketball

Adam Drexler, Guest Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With 10 seconds left in the third quarter, the Washington Waldorf Knights dribbled the ball up court. Four seconds later, the Lions blocked the shot of a Knights player, and the ball was passed to eighth-grade captain Shani Schwartz. Schwartz took two dribbles to get to the three-point line. With ...

Lions varsity basketball teams face off against alumni

Lions varsity basketball teams face off against alumni

Daphne Kaplan and Oren Minsk

November 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Both the CESJDS boys and girls varsity basketball teams defeated alumni, 71-60 and 41-33 respectively, on Wednesday night. Although alumni vs. alumni games have been organized sporadically in the past, Interim Athletic Director Becky Silberman hopes to make alumni vs. varsity games an annual traditi...

Boys varsity basketball team plays in Memphis

Boys varsity basketball team plays in Memphis

Daphne Kaplan, Assistant Features Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Eight hundred and eighty-one miles away and three games later, the boys varsity basketball team left the courts on Sunday, Nov. 4 feeling “accomplished,” according to sophomore Brian Epstein. They participated in the five-day Cooper Invitational in Memphis, Tenn. The team has participated in the annual invi...

Teams dress up to get in spirit

Teams dress up to get in spirit

Sally Rogal, Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

This story was featured in the Volume 36, Issue 2 edition of The Lion’s Tale, published on Oct. 26, 2018.

Athletes join teams outside of school

Sophia Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

Seventh-grader Nicole Rodney streaks down the lacrosse field cradling the ball. She darts past several defenders and launches the ball into the goal. As the goalie goes to retrieve the ball, Rodney’s teammates rush to congratulate her with high fives and pats on the back.   Rodney had been interested in playing lacrosse si...