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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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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.

Former MCPS coach joins Lions athletic program

Former MCPS coach joins Lions athletic program

Devira Friedman, Sports Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Following varsity volleyball coach Patrick Dudash’s announcement that he would not be returning to the sidelines for the 2017-2018 school year, CESJDS set out to find a replacement before the volleyball season started in August. Given the time crunch, Athletic Director Mike Riley started the search proce...

Lions overpower Mustangs in three-straight set victory

Lions overpower Mustangs in three-straight set victory

Ben Robinson, Reporter

September 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CESJDS Lions girls varsity volleyball team trounced the McLean Mustangs on Wednesday, sweeping them in three sets in their first game of the season. The Lions won the first set 25 - 19 and jumped out to another commanding 14 - 6 lead in the second. After enduring a rally by the Mustangs that caused...

Lions swarm Hornets in blowout opening win

Lions swarm Hornets in blowout opening win

Ben Robinson, Reporter

August 31, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In their first game of the season, the CESJDS girls varsity soccer team blew out the Spencerville Hornets on Thursday, in a thrilling 8 - 2 victory. The Lions led wire to wire. They jumped out to a quick 2 – 0 lead with goals by sophomore midfielder Ava Fradlin and senior forward Dani Bernstein ...

Poets and Pitchers write championship story

Poets and Pitchers write championship story

Jessie Lehman, Sports Editor

June 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Poets and Pitchers, an inter-school Ultimate Frisbee team including students from Walter Johnson High School, Walt Whitman High School, the Field School and CESJDS won the Maryland ultimate frisbee state championship on Sunday, May 21. Poets and Pitchers, coached by Walter Johnson High School parent...

Around the rink with speed

Around the rink with speed

Isabelle May, Guest Writer

April 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

At 6 p.m. every school night, freshman Ava Fradlin-Ryan sets aside her homework, laces up her skates and puts on her skinsuit, and is out on the ice with the rest of the Potomac Speedskating Club until 9:30 p.m. With much encouragement, and shouting, from coach Simon Cho, Fradlin-Ryan trains five days a...

Sophomore hurdles into study break

Sophomore hurdles into study break

Devira Friedman, Sports Editor

April 5, 2017


Filed under Sports

Sophomore Lauren Katz traded in snowy streets for warm fields, leggings for riding pants and textbooks for saddles to compete in the Gulf Coast Winter Classic horse show in Gulfport, Miss. From Feb. 22 to March 12, Katz left Maryland every Wednesday night for Gulfport and came back on Sunday night....

Boys varsity basketball wins championship

Boys varsity basketball wins championship

Jessie Lehman and Devira Friedman

February 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CESJDS boys varsity basketball team won the PVAC championship on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Wootton High School in Rockville by a score of 76-65 in a game that was a lot closer for most of its duration than the final score shows. Take a look at how the Lions did it and how they celebrated. ...

Lions, meet Hoyas

Lions, meet Hoyas

Jessie Lehman, Sports Editor

February 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The middle school girls basketball team laced up their shoes for the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference championship against the Washington Waldorf Knights at 4 pm on Feb. 13. The team, coached by Upper School Learning Specialist Brett Kugler, may have lost this game 17-32, however, throughout the season ...