The Lion's Tale

Lions varsity basketball teams face off against alumni

Sally Rogal and alumna Sophie Handloff (‘18) battle to rebound the ball, despite being teammates for the 2017-2018 season.

Daphne Kaplan and Oren Minsk

November 26, 2018

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

There were many new players on the boys varsity basketball team this year, which made bonding at the invitational important to them.

Daphne Kaplan, Assistant Features Editor

November 12, 2018

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

Freshmen Eva Bard and Mira Beinart sport cross country quarterzips on the day of a meet. Senior Jacob Sher, captain of the cross country team, is in charge of deciding his team’s spirit. Sher thinks that the tradition has a lot of benefits: “[It is] a great way to unite the team, and it shows everyone that playing the sport is more than just the athletic part,

Sally Rogal, Reporter

October 26, 2018

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

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

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

Girl's varsity Soccer gathers to discuss strategies, prior to the game.

Daphne Kaplan, Reporter

October 22, 2018

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...

Rocks on ice: Sophomore competes in curling

Sophomore Matan Rosenberg leads the Potomac Curling Club team by helping to strategize where to throw rocks in the arena.

Daphne Kaplan, Assistant Features Editor

October 4, 2018

One to two days a week, sophomore Matan Rosenberg can be found at the Potomac Curling Club in Laurel, Md., meticulously tying his specialized, athletic and Teflon-sole-contained curling shoes, then putting his jacket on and preparing to enter the curling arena. Rosenberg began his curling career three yea...

Interim Athletic Director position filled

Interim Athletic Director Becky Silberman sits in her office preparing for the upcoming school year.

Devira Friedman, Sports Editor

August 28, 2018

Former physical education teacher Becky Silberman will be the Interim Athletic Director for the 2018-2019 school year.  This was announced on June 19 by High School Principal and Associate Head of School Dr. Marc Lindner announced in an email. Last spring, former JDS athletic director Mike Riley wa...

A Day at Nationals Park

The Metro is the easiest way to get to Nationals stadium. For students who
live on the Red Line, it is quickest to transfer to the Green Line at Gallery Place and ride it until you arrive at Navy Yard ballpark. I would not recommend parking because it can be on the pricey side and after a crowded game, there is a lot of traffic which makes it hard to leave the stadium.

Kate Sosland, Editor-In-Chief

August 28, 2018


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