The Lion's Tale

Lions nab first win of the season against Bengals

Lions nab first win of the season against Bengals

Alex Landy, Guest Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Thursday, the boys varsity basketball team (1-3) defeated the Edmund Burke Bengals 47-34. This win was the Lions’ first of the season after three frustrating close losses and has the potential to push the team toward PVAC success. Throughout the exhilarating home game, the score constantly fluctuated,...

Lions fall to Wildebeests in season-opener

Lions fall to Wildebeests in season-opener

Jessie Lehman, Sports Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Lions fell two points short in their season-opener against the Sandy Spring Friends School Wildebeests. The team’s hopes fell as junior point guard and captain Dani Offer’s desperation heave fell into senior center Matthew Landy’s hands, ending the game at 56-54 in favor of the Wildebeests....

Fall season highlights

Fall season highlights

Jessie Lehman and Devira Friedman

October 20, 2017


Filed under Sports

The fall season of JDS sports comes to an end within the coming weeks as teams vie for tournament championships, athletes aim for new records and coaches hope to leave one last impact on their teams. Before the playoffs pick up, here are some season highlights so far. This story was featured in the Volume 35, Issue...

Boys varsity basketball team works overtime in offseason

Boys varsity basketball  team works overtime in offseason

Devira Friedman and Jessie Lehman

October 20, 2017


Filed under Sports

As the school year begins in September, the boys on the varsity basketball team lace up their sneakers, head to the gym and sharpen their skills with weekly team workouts.  Ever since boys varsity basketball coach David McCloud came to CESJDS in 2010, he has organized offseason workouts to get th...

Empty stands: Sports teams struggle to draw crowds

Rebecca Weiss, Reporter

October 20, 2017


Filed under Sports

There are three important factors to winning a soccer game, sophomore forward Ally Knapp said: “teamwork, heart and motivation.” Senior forward Danielle Bernstein added a fourth: “fans.”  “It gives us more support and more motivation to do well,” Bernstein said.  Yet, according to Bri...

Lions outplay Bengals in 5-2 senior night victory

Lions outplay Bengals in 5-2 senior night victory

Rina Torchinsky, Editor in Chief

October 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls varsity Lions celebrated senior night with a 5-2 victory over the Burke Bengals Tuesday at CESJDS. The spirited atmosphere began hours before the game, when the seniors walked into school dressed as princesses with shiny tiaras and black dresses, while underclassmen dressed in simple clothing...

Lady Lions thrash Cougars in 5-1 victory

Lady Lions thrash Cougars in 5-1 victory

Isaac Silber, Managing Editor, Copy

September 18, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls varsity soccer Lions clobbered the Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars 5-1 on Monday to improve their record to 4-0 on the season. The girls got revenge on their arch rivals after the boys varsity team lost to the Cougars 6-0 last week. The Lions led from start to finish, including a...

Lions fall to Cougars in 6-0 loss

Lions fall to Cougars in 6-0 loss

Lily Rosenberg, Reporter

September 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Lions boys varsity soccer were blown out in their first home game of the season on Sept. 12 against rival Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars by a score of 6-0. Berman opened the scoring a few minutes in when junior Jaim Magendzo broke the ball past senior goalie Zachary Gordon and into the back of the ne...

Lions’ winning streak continues in blowout win against McLean Mustangs

Lions’ winning streak continues in blowout win against McLean Mustangs

Devira Friedman and Jessie Lehman

September 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Lion’s girls varsity soccer team dominated the field in their home game against the McLean Mustangs on Sept. 11. The final score was 8-0, making the team’s record 2-0. Scroll through the gallery below to view the Lions' path to victory.

Former MCPS coach joins Lions athletic program

Former MCPS coach joins Lions athletic program

Devira Friedman, Sports Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Following varsity volleyball coach Patrick Dudash’s announcement that he would not be returning to the sidelines for the 2017-2018 school year, CESJDS set out to find a replacement before the volleyball season started in August. Given the time crunch, Athletic Director Mike Riley started the search proce...

Poets and Pitchers write championship story

Poets and Pitchers write championship story

Jessie Lehman, Sports Editor

June 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Poets and Pitchers, an inter-school Ultimate Frisbee team including students from Walter Johnson High School, Walt Whitman High School, the Field School and CESJDS won the Maryland ultimate frisbee state championship on Sunday, May 21. Poets and Pitchers, coached by Walter Johnson High School parent...

Around the rink with speed

Around the rink with speed

Isabelle May, Guest Writer

April 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

At 6 p.m. every school night, freshman Ava Fradlin-Ryan sets aside her homework, laces up her skates and puts on her skinsuit, and is out on the ice with the rest of the Potomac Speedskating Club until 9:30 p.m. With much encouragement, and shouting, from coach Simon Cho, Fradlin-Ryan trains five days a...