The Lion's Tale

Lions take sizable win against Burke behind Gross’ big day at the plate

The boys varsity baseball team defeated the Burke Bengal Tigers this past Monday, 12-0.

Hailey Block, Guest Writer

April 17, 2019

After scoring a season-high 24 runs, the boys varsity baseball team proudly took home a win against the Burke Bengal Tigers on Monday, April 15. The Bengal Tigers scored only two runs, and the game was in the Lions’ favor just after the start of the game, with a final score of 12-0. The Lions now...

CESJDS continues NCAA Tournament championship bracket challenge tradition

CESJDS students completed brackets with their classes for the NCAA Tournament championship bracket challenge.

Sabrina Bramson, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2019

Keeping with CESJDS tradition, the school has resumed its NCAA Championship bracket challenge between students in classes across grades and subjects this year. The tradition started as a kehillah activity, according to math teacher Tori Ball, who organizes the challenge each year. This year, history teach...

Lions fall to Field Falcons in third game of season

Junior and co-captain Matthew Lawrenz serves in the boys varsity tennis team's third game of the season.

Rachel Dori, Guest Writer

April 9, 2019

The boys varsity tennis team lost five matches to none to the Field School in their third match of the season on Tuesday. The boys hope to use this tough loss as a learning experience. Co-captain and junior Matthew Lawrenz lost first singles to opponent Harry Kittredge by a score of 10-2. Kittredg...

Lions defeat Falcons in fifth game of the season

The Lions defeated the Falcons in the fifth game of the season.

Maia Zimmers, Guest Writer

April 5, 2019

In the fourth inning of the boys varsity baseball game against The Field School, freshman Eli Gordon was on the edge of the white foul line near first base as he caught the ball. The audience erupted to Gordon’s defense, stating that he was inside of the line, even though the referee ruled that the ball...

Lions fall to Cougars in first volleyball game of the season

The boys varsity volleyball team, largely comprised of new players, lost to the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars 3-0 in first volleyball game of the season.

Rebecca Safra, Guest Writer

April 3, 2019

The boys varsity volleyball team lost 3 sets to none to the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars in their first game of the season on Wednesday. They hope to use this loss as a learning experience for the future. The team is composed of only three returning players, and about half is comprised ...

Local track meet organized by CESJDS students raises over $1,000 for charity

Local track meet organized by CESJDS students raises over $1,000 for charity

Eva Bard, Guest Writer

April 1, 2019

Side by side, students, families, alumni and olympic-caliber refugee runners raced around the track not in competition, but as one unified community. Despite the rain and the harsh wind, over 70 people came together this past Sunday for the 6th annual Charity Track Meet at the Melvin J. Berman H...

Lions best Cougars 23-6 in third game of the season

Sophomore Sasha Trainor pitches against the Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars Thursday evening in the girl’s varsity softball teams’ third game this season.

Rochelle Berman, Guest Writer

March 29, 2019

After sophomore Sasha Trainor began to lose concentration while pitching, she received some words of wisdom from her twin sister and captain of the girls’ varsity softball team, Jane Trainor. She was then able to regain her focus, and her next pitch gave the Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars their final out...

Spring track: Pre-season goals

Spring track: Pre-season goals

Carrie Hirsch, Reporter

March 25, 2019

Lions decisively defeat Waldorf, clinch their first victory this season

Junior third baseman Austin Kaminow hits a single in the Lions' victory over Waldorf.

Adam Drexler, Reporter

March 19, 2019

The boys varsity baseball team was full of excitement as freshman and pitcher Eli Gordon threw the last pitch of the fifth inning. The Washington Waldorf batter seemed to be expecting a fastball, and was tricked by Gordon’s slider, which proved effective. The batter swung and missed before the bal...

River race: Student makes pitch for new crew team at JDS

Freshman Raya Schwartz practices her technique on the rowing machine. Schwartz is attempting to start a crew team at CESJDS after participating on a team outside of school.

Naomi Gould, Reporter

March 15, 2019

Freshman Raya Schwartz describes the rhythm of synchronized oars, the sound of water lapping against her boat and the smack of the wind in her face so vividly that one can almost feel that they are there with her. And someday, other CESJDS students might be able to, if Schwartz achieves her dream of ...

Maccabi Games in Mexico City

Junior Ally Knapp dribbles the ball around her opponent in a game.

Matthew Rabinowitz, News Editor

March 15, 2019

Junior Ally Knapp qualified to represent the U.S. in the 14th Pan American Maccabi Games in Mexico City this summer from July 5-15. Sophomore Abby Alter also qualified to attend the Games, but is no longer able to participate due to a recent knee injury. The games are for Jews of all ages from both North an...

Athletes don’t know until they try(out)

Maya Preuss, Reporter

March 15, 2019

Going into the softball season last year, then-eighth grader Ellie Hasenberg felt plenty of emotions including nervousness and exhilaration. Hasenberg put in even more effort to avoid being cut because she did not know that there weren’t going to be cuts. Before every athletic season begins, tryouts...

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