The Lion's Tale

Middle school girls take command of the court

Middle school girls take command of the court

Maya Preuss, Guest Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CESJDS Girls Middle School basketball team soared past the Oakcrest Chargers Thursday evening 25-7, leaving them with a 3-1 record for the season so far. The game began with the Lions getting the tip off and passing the ball to seventh-grade captain Shani Schwartz, who drove to the basket for a f...

Middle school boys astound in dominating win against WIS

Middle school boys astound in dominating win against WIS

Naomi Gould, Guest Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Three minutes into the game, the Lions had no answer to the Washington International School Red Devils’ eight points until CESJDS eighth-grader and captain Jonah Gross dribbled the ball around two defenders, spun around and hooked in a shot to break the shutout. The Lions didn’t look back. T...

Girls varsity basketball pulls out a win over Sandy Springs by just one point

Girls varsity basketball pulls out a win over Sandy Springs by just one point

Aaron Adams, Guest Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With six seconds remaining in the game, the Sandy Springs Friends School starting center makes a free throw. What had been a seven-plus point advantage with five minutes remaining, became a one-point lead for the CESJDS girls varsity basketball team. Six seconds and two fouls later, the Lions had defe...

Lions face hard defeat: Waldorf Knights beat girls middle school basketball

Lions face hard defeat: Waldorf Knights beat girls middle school basketball

Adam Drexler, Guest Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With 10 seconds left in the third quarter, the Washington Waldorf Knights dribbled the ball up court. Four seconds later, the Lions blocked the shot of a Knights player, and the ball was passed to eighth-grade captain Shani Schwartz. Schwartz took two dribbles to get to the three-point line. With ...

Lions varsity basketball teams face off against alumni

Lions varsity basketball teams face off against alumni

Daphne Kaplan and Oren Minsk

November 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Both the CESJDS boys and girls varsity basketball teams defeated alumni, 71-60 and 41-33 respectively, on Wednesday night. Although alumni vs. alumni games have been organized sporadically in the past, Interim Athletic Director Becky Silberman hopes to make alumni vs. varsity games an annual traditi...

Boys varsity basketball team plays in Memphis

Boys varsity basketball team plays in Memphis

Daphne Kaplan, Assistant Features Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Eight hundred and eighty-one miles away and three games later, the boys varsity basketball team left the courts on Sunday, Nov. 4 feeling “accomplished,” according to sophomore Brian Epstein. They participated in the five-day Cooper Invitational in Memphis, Tenn. The team has participated in the annual invi...

Teams dress up to get in spirit

Teams dress up to get in spirit

Sally Rogal, Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

This story was featured in the Volume 36, Issue 2 edition of The Lion’s Tale, published on Oct. 26, 2018.

Athletes join teams outside of school

Sophia Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

Seventh-grader Nicole Rodney streaks down the lacrosse field cradling the ball. She darts past several defenders and launches the ball into the goal. As the goalie goes to retrieve the ball, Rodney’s teammates rush to congratulate her with high fives and pats on the back.   Rodney had been interested in playing lacrosse si...

Budget Breakdown

Budget Breakdown

Oren Minsk, Assistant In-Depth Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

At the beginning of each school year, the CESJDS athletic department is given a combined annual budget that the athletic director allocates to such as team transportation, uniforms, officials, equipment and coaching salaries.    According to Chief Financial Officer Julie Hoover, the department’s b...

Lions overpower Knights with the help of a full team

Lions overpower Knights with the help of a full team

Daphne Kaplan, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girl’s varsity Lions team dominated the field, claiming an impressive and cohesive 3-0 victory against the Washington Waldorf Knights at CESJDS on Monday afternoon. Within seconds of the start of the clock, the Lions insistently pushed the ball to the opposite side of the field, where junior Ally K...