The Lion's Tale

Lions fall to the Field Falcons in tough matchup

Senior and co-captain Ally Knapp passes the ball to a teammate in the Lions' 7-1 loss to the Field Falcons on Thursday.

Tal Arber, Reporter

October 4, 2019

The girls varsity soccer team lost to the Field School 7-1 in a hard-fought, fast-paced game on Thursday afternoon. From the start of the game until the end, you could feel the Lions’ passion and effort. They began the game passing very well and were able to get some opportunities to score.  Throu...

Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Strengthening the dance program

Junior Eilah Goldberg performs a glide across the floor during a dance clinic

Sophie Kaplan, Reporter

October 4, 2019

Look in the cafeteria during an after-school dance clinic, and you’ll find a scene reminiscent of “High School Musical:” 20 students leaping and plieing between rows of tables as they hone their dance skills. In the past few weeks, the athletics and arts departments have planned several after-scho...

The big split: Boys varsity soccer gets enough people to form junior varsity team

Adam Drexler, Reporter

October 4, 2019

After freshman Noam Cohen scored his first goal of the season, his teammates wildly cheered from the sideline, chanting his name in celebration.  The boys junior varsity team started the game slow, but with this goal, CESJDS tied up the game, and eventually went on to win. The high school soccer p...

Two new coaches fill vacancies on CESJDS cross country team

This year, two new track coaches have joined the CESJDS team after two previous coaches left.

Mischa Trainor, Assistant Sports Editor

October 2, 2019

Assistant coach Michelle Belinkie and science teacher and assistant coach Sari Tullis began coaching cross country and track this season after two out of the three CESJDS track coaches left the team. Michelle began coaching after her husband, track coach Jason Belinkie who has been coaching for 13 y...

Lions take big win against rival Hebrew Academy

Senior co-captain Yoni Preuss runs after the ball in the boys varsity soccer game Tuesday afternoon.

Tal Arber, Reporter

September 18, 2019

The boy’s varsity soccer team defeated rival Hebew Academy 2-1 in an intense and electrifying matchup on Tuesday afternoon, advancing their PVAC record to 2-1. From the start, the Lions had multiple scoring opportunities and a strong defensive effort, allowing only three shots on goal by the Co...

Junior wins medals at Maccabi Games

Josh Bachrach accepting one of the six medals he won at the Maccabi games in Atlanta this summer.

Matthew Rabinowitz, News Editor

September 11, 2019

Junior Josh Bachrach won six medals—including three golds—in track and field at the JCC Maccabi Games in Atlanta over the summer. Bachrach won a bronze medal in the 800 meters, silver medals in the shotput and 1600 meters and gold medals in the 5000 meters, 3200 meters and 400 meters. Bachrach a...

Lions fall to Chargers in second game of the season

Senior Olivia Plotnek takes a free kick against the Oakcrest Chargers on Thursday. The Lions lost the game 4-2.

Sally Rogal, Features Editor

September 6, 2019

The girl’s varsity soccer team fell 4-2 to the Oakcrest Chargers in a tough and competitive second game of the season on Thursday afternoon.  Early on, the Lions lacked scoring opportunities while the Chargers had many shots. After a back and forth between the two teams and several saves by seni...

Taking a shot: on court and with a camera

Mattingly gives feedback to singles player and junior Gigi Becker on her serve.

Ivan Endelman, Reporter

September 2, 2019

When tennis coach Brendan Mattingly isn’t on the court, he can be found continuing his hobby as a sports photographer. Mattingly was a professional photographer for most of his lifetime, working for large companies such as ESPN and even the United States government. Mattingly is a certified United...

Season recap: varsity baseball

The varsity baseball team ended their season with a semifinal loss to St. Anselm's, finishing the season at 6-3.

Mischa Trainor, Reporter

May 16, 2019

The varsity baseball team’s season ended last Wednesday with a semifinal loss to St. Anselm's. They completed their season with a record of 6-3. The team began the season with strong defensive skills and has worked on improving their offense and hitting throughout the season by practicing and hard...

Lions narrowly fall to Burke Bengals in softball semifinal game

Sophomore and captain Jane Trainor swings and misses in the varsity softball semifinals against Burke.

Sophie Kaplan, Guest Writer

May 10, 2019

The Lions came up short against the Burke Bengals in a tough semifinal game with a final score of 15-13 on Wednesday, despite beating them earlier in the season. “This game was the most challenging one yet. We got a rough start at the beginning and never were able to bounce back,” freshman Avital...

Lions blowout Knights in final game of regular season

Sophomore Sasha Trainor was the starting pitcher against Waldorf, replacing sophomore Sally Rogal.

Mira Beinart, Guest Writer

April 30, 2019

The girls varsity softball team easily defeated the Washington Waldorf Knights on Monday, finishing with a final score of 22-1. This was the last regular season game, and the Lions will most likely end up as the second seed for the PVAC playoffs with a record of 6-1-1. The Lions’ strong hitting resulted in the ...

Lions mercy Mustangs after slow start

Sophomore Sasha Trainor bats against the McLean Mustangs in a game dominated by Lions offense.

Hannah Davis, Guest Writer

April 17, 2019

As freshman Avital Friedman ran into home base after hitting a home run, her teammates cheered and chanted her name. The girls varsity softball team started the game off a little slow, but quickly got into their grove, and mercied McLean 15-5. Friedman scored a home run in the first and fifth innings and wa...

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