The Lion's Tale

Boys’ varsity tennis season comes to a close

Boys’ varsity tennis season comes to a close

Sophie Krantz, Guest Writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boys’ varsity tennis team played hard this season, finishing second overall in the PVAC tournament. The championship match took place on Tuesday May 15. The team did the best they have done in over five years by winning one court or match and losing three courts. Juniors Jake and Josh Block wo...

Season recap: varsity softball

Season recap: varsity softball

Ainsley Lerner, Guest Writer

May 18, 2018


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The girls varsity softball team lost to Edmund Burke 10-5 in the semifinals on Wednesday, May 9. The Lions finished their season with an overall record of 7-3. Semifinals aside, the team won a majority of their games, many by a large margin. The Lions beat Oakcrest 24-6, Hebrew Academy 30-8, and...

Season recap: varsity track and field

Season recap: varsity track and field

Addie Bassin, Guest Writer

May 17, 2018


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On May 15, the coed varsity track and field team had their championship track meet, ending with the boys team placing eighth with 23 points and the girls team in seventh place with 22 points. The final meet was hot and long but the track team was still setting CESJDS records. Sophomore Daniel Chod...

Middle school baseball wins championship

Middle school baseball wins championship

Charli Galkin, Guest Writer

May 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

On May 8, the CESJDS middle school boys baseball team won the PVAC championship 10-0 against Saint Anselm’s. The Lions went undefeated in what head coach Brian Westerman called an “unbelievable season,” finishing with an overall record of 7-0. The team won every one of their games by at lea...

Varsity baseball team finishes its season

Varsity baseball team finishes its season

Tali Kuperberg, Guest Writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CESJDS varsity baseball team finished their regular season with a record of 4-4 on Wednesday, May 1. They went on to lose in the quarterfinals of the playoffs on May 7 to Hebrew Academy with a final score of 4-3. The Lions had many impressive moments throughout the season, from two grand slam...

Season ends short for Lions

Season ends short for Lions

Arava Rose, Guest Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On May 1, the CESJDS girls middle school softball team ended their 0-4 season with a 12-9 loss to Washington Waldorf School. The team played four games in total against Berman Hebrew Academy, with Berman winning 11-8; McLean, with a 10-0 victory over JDS; Washington Christian, who won 24-14; and Wald...

Lions defeat Knights with mercy rule

Lions defeat Knights with mercy rule

Alex Landy, Reporter

April 11, 2018


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The CESJDS boys varsity baseball team  (1-1) defeated the Washington Waldorf Knights (0-1-1) at home on Wednesday afternoon, 16-6, after they reached the mercy-rule, which is when the game ends following the fifth inning if a team leads their opponent by 10 or more runs. The Lions, having lost thei...

Skate for gold: Ice dancers train

Skate for gold: Ice dancers train

Irit Skulnik, Reporter

March 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

Moments before junior Allie Ravitz and her team step out of the locker room, the room is full of determination to skate the best that they can. As they stand on the ice, however, the nerves begin to kick in. They do their very short warm up and get into their starting position. When the music starts...

Bend it like Berger: Freshman competes at international acrobatic competitions around the world

Bend it like Berger: Freshman competes at international acrobatic competitions around the world

Devira Friedman, Sports Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When not in school, freshman Lila Berger can be found lifting and tossing her teammates in the air at national and international acrobatic competitions. Since she was nine years old, Berger has competed in competitions all over the world, most notably placing first overall at the USA Gymnastics Championships...

JV boys basketball clutches PVAC championship

JV boys basketball clutches PVAC championship

Matthew Rabinowitz, Reporter

February 27, 2018


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The CESJDS JV boys basketball team defeated the Grace Brethren Eagles 50-49 to win the PVAC championship on Tuesday. The boys were down for the duration of the game but managed to come back and score the winning basket in the last two seconds.   With only a few seconds remaining in the game, JDS was down by o...

Lions defeat wildcats, win PVAC championship

Lions defeat wildcats, win PVAC championship

Nate Miller, Reporter

February 13, 2018


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The Lions girls’ middle school basketball team narrowly defeated the Washington Christian Wildcats 26-24 on Monday, Feb. 11 to win the PVAC championship, in a dramatic comeback. Captain and eighth-grader Avital Friedman was the highest scorer with eleven points. Sixth-grader Shani Schwartz scored nine poin...

New boys varsity basketball players shake up roster

New boys varsity basketball players shake up roster

Ben Robinson, Reporter

January 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

The 2017-2018 CESJDS varsity boys basketball team is vastly different from last year’s team that won the PVAC championship. Last year’s team, widely regarded as one of the most dominant in JDS’ history, finished first place in the conference with a 24-3 record and brought home their first...