The Lion's Tale

Feast of champions

Feast of champions

Bennett Bramson, Sports Editor

June 2, 2016


Filed under Sports

On Thursday, June 2 CESJDS students who participated in a winter or spring sport came together for the annual Winter and Spring Sports Banquet. At the banquet, students ate and listened to their coaches talk about the season. The coaches also handed out awards to whomever they thought were the most comm...

Lions out of the den

Lions out of the den

Sara Sporkin, Reporter

June 1, 2016


Filed under Sports

CESJDS’ first sports team, the basketball team, was established in 1974. Since then, the school has had an active and ever-expanding athletics program, and now offers sports like swimming and golf. Some students, however, take part in sports not offered by the school. Physical Education teacher Brian Westerm...

Postponed, makeup TBD

Postponed, makeup TBD

Ben Savarick, Reporter

June 1, 2016


Filed under Sports

Five: the number of games the CESJDS varsity baseball team had to postpone or cancel during the 2016 season due to inclement weather. They are not alone in facing this issue; every outdoor spring sports team at JDS was affected negatively in some way by the weather. The difficulties for the varsity ba...

Teeing off

Teeing off

Rina Torchinsky, Features Editor

June 1, 2016


Filed under Sports

Every day, freshman Cameron Diamond steps onto the putting green. He grips his club, winds up, swings and finishes with a follow-through. The white ball flies through the air. Diamond began playing golf five years ago and has been on the CESJDS varsity golf team since seventh grade. At their weekly...

In the ballpark: seventh-graders on varsity softball

In the ballpark: seventh-graders on varsity softball

Addie Bard, Reporter

April 22, 2016


Filed under Sports

The varsity softball team turned to an unlikely group to add to their roster this year: seventh-graders. This season, the team has seen five seventh grade girls join the varsity softball team. Though they are only 12 years old, according to Matula, the seventh-graders bring experience and stability ...

Q&A with Seth Eisenstein

Q&A with Seth Eisenstein

Sara Sporkin, Reporter

April 11, 2016


Filed under Q&A, Showcase, Sports

Lion’s Tale: How long have you been playing tennis? Seth Eisenstein: I’ve been playing for about nine years, since I was five or six. LT: Why were you interested in playing tennis? SE: My cousin was a really big tennis player and she got me my first racquet, so that’s how I started. I used to hit [te...

Washington Nationals Season Preview

Washington Nationals Season Preview

Joel Vardon, Sports Editor

April 4, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Coming off a disappointing year plagued with injuries, bullpen struggles and clubhouse controversy, the Washington Nationals look to rebound in 2016. After firing former manager Matt Williams, the Nationals brought in Dusty Baker to revamp the club. Baker boasts an impressive resume having won three...

Times Square’s predictions for NCAA tournament

Times Square’s predictions for NCAA tournament

Gabe Krantz, Isaac Silber, and Joel Vardon

March 30, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

In Times Square, editors Gabe Krantz, Isaac Silber and Joel Vardon interviewed passing pedestrians on their predictions for the 2016 NCAA tournament. See the interviews below. ...

Back with a vengeance

Back with a vengeance

Josh Abramowitz, Reporter

March 28, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Following their run to the championship game last season, the CESJDS Lions varsity baseball team is set for the 2016 season. With a combination of new faces and determined veterans, the Lions have high expectations and hope to have another successful season. Last year, the Lions finished off the regula...

Let the madness begin

Let the madness begin

Bennett Bramson, Ari Feuer, and Joel Vardon

March 17, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

The Lion's Tale sports editors junior Bennett Bramson, sophomore Ari Feuer and junior Joel Vardon write about their predictions for the upcoming March Madness tournament. Sports Editor Bennett Bramson's predictions Final Four Oklahoma (2 seed): Coached by Lon Kruger, the Oklahoma Sooners have p...

Q&A with Eliana Gropman

Q&A with Eliana Gropman

Aaron Robinson, Reporter

March 14, 2016


Filed under Q&A, Showcase, Sports

Lion's Tale: How long have you been ice dancing for? Eliana Gropman: I’ve been [regular ice] skating for 11 years and I’ve been [specifically] ice dancing for probably seven or eight years. I started with my partner about seven or eight years ago. LT: How did you meet your partner? EG: A...

Is sports success worth school stress?

Is sports success worth school stress?

Josh Abramowitz and Aaron Robinson

March 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

It was 3 p.m. when junior Sara Hughes, a member of the CESJDS girls varsity basketball team, stood up and subtly left her last class of the day. Along with the rest of the team, she needed time to pack her bags before getting on the bus for yet another away game. Such procedures are not uncommon for...