The Lion's Tale

CESJDS wrestling team competes in exhibition match against McLean

Students wrestle in an unscored game at home on Wednesday.

Gabe Siegel, Reporter

December 16, 2019

The CESJDS wrestling team faced off against McLean Wednesday in a game that was not scored.  “We didn’t count it because we didn’t match up well with them in regards to weight class,” Athletic Director Becky Silberman said. “For wrestling, you compete against people who weigh the same ...

Middle school girls basketball team beats Kendall, remains undefeated

Coach Brett Kugler talks to his team during their game during their 21-11 win against Kendall.

Mark Polin, Reporter

December 12, 2019

The CESJDS girls middle school basketball team continued their undefeated season with a 21-11 win against the Kendall Demonstration Wildcats on Tuesday. The Lions won the tip-off, and without wasting any time, seventh-grader Leah Kreisler gave the Lions the lead with a heads up play, catching the...

Girls varsity basketball team narrowly falls to Mustangs in final minutes

Maiyan Lyani, Reporter

December 11, 2019

The girls varsity basketball team and their fans went crazy cheering for junior Sally Rogal when she scored a three-pointer during the final minutes of the game against the McLean Mustangs.  Despite Rogal’s contribution, the Lions lost to the Mustangs with a score of 34-31. Their overall record...

Boys junior varsity team falls to rival Berman in first game of season

Boys junior varsity basketball players huddle at their season opener against rival Berman.

Zara Ducker, Reporter

December 10, 2019

The junior varsity boys basketball team lost their first game of the season to their rivals, Berman Academy, 44-39. The Lions had high hopes to beat Berman, and were upset with their loss on Monday.  Berman quickly took the lead in the first quarter, which ended 9-3, with only one basket scored by ...

Boys varsity team falls to PVAC conference leader Sandy Spring on Wednesday

Junior Tyler Farkas attempts a layup in the boys varsity basketball game against Sandy Spring.

Matan Silverberg, Reporter

December 5, 2019

The Lions varsity team suffered their second loss of the season, as Sandy Springs Friends School defeated them 66-47.  The Lions, who had just come off a 65-31 win against Washington Christian Academy, were hoping to defeat Sandy Spring (4-0), who are currently at the top of the conference. The team...

Reason behind swim coach’s firing surfaces

New details surrounding the firing of former JCC and CESJDS swimming coach, Mike Karel, have emerged.

Oren Minsk and Alex Landy

December 3, 2019

Details have emerged in the expulsion of former CESJDS swimming coach, Mike Karel, from the Bender JCC and his subsequent firing from the school. According to an email sent Tuesday, Nov. 19 by Karel to the team after being banned from the JCC and a later email he sent to The Lion’s Tale, two allegations of misconduct we...

Day in the life of a player at Cooper Invitational

Zach Gross, Guest Writer

November 21, 2019

9:00 a.m.: Alarm goes off. 9:05 a.m.: Finally get out of bed after five minutes of sophomore Eli Gordon jumping on me. 9:30 a.m.: Walk to Kroger’s for breakfast. Order almost everything from the bakery. 9:45 a.m.: Walk back to the hotel and put on my jersey. 10:00 a.m.: Meet the team in the hotel ...

Running to Division I: Former CESJDS runner Daniel Weiss became the first JDS student to join a Division I running roster

Ivan Endelman, Reporter

November 21, 2019

The moment Cornell cross country coach Mike Henderson told Daniel Weiss (‘18) he made the varsity cross country team was not an ordinary one. The announcement was made to the whole team, and afterward, the room went wild. It took 18 months of hard work and perseverance to achieve this milestone, bu...

Lions fall to Covenant Life in first game of season

Junior Tyler Farkas attempts a layup in the game.

Ivan Endelman, Reporter

November 20, 2019

The Lions suffered their first loss of the season to Covenant Life, 69-59. The team entered Tuesday’s game with high hopes and expectations, lead by juniors Ariel Gershman, Tyler Farkas and Jake Rulnick, but stifling defense and fouls eventually gave Covenant Life the edge.  The Lions stormed ou...

World Series reactions

World Series reactions

Mischa Trainor, Assistant Sports Editor

October 31, 2019

Read reactions from the CESJDS community following the Washington Nationals' first World Series victory:

Spirited boys varsity soccer team loses final home game on senior night to Waldorf

Even with high hopes, the boys varsity soccer team lost their final home game against Washington Waldorf on senior night.

Sophie Kaplan, Reporter

October 25, 2019

At the start of their match against the Washington Waldorf Knights, 11 senior Lions burst onto the field in honor of senior night for their last home game. he Lions had lots of high spirits and hopes going into the game, but ultimately lost with a final score of 3-2.  For the majority of the game, the Lions held...

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