The Lion's Tale

Q&A with General Manager of the Washington Nationals Mike Rizzo

Q&A with General Manager of the Washington Nationals Mike Rizzo

Noah Green, Reporter

December 14, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Lion’s Tale recently had the opportunity to get an inside look at the Washington Nationals 2014 season with none other than the man who built the team, General Manager and President of Baseball Operations Mike Rizzo. Lion’s Tale: How would you describe the success and disappointments of th...

JV Boys Basketball Team Looks Forward to Upcoming Season

Ben Savarick, Guest Writer

December 1, 2015


Filed under Sports

The junior varsity basketball players just finished tryouts and the boys team is ready to take on the McLean school today at 4:30 at the Upper School. The JV Lions are looking to re-establish themselves as a solid contender in the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference. The JV team was on the verge of...

Annual Charity Football Game Raises Money, Unites Alumni Community

Annual Charity Football Game Raises Money, Unites Alumni Community

Ilan Cohen, Guest Writer

November 25, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In 1998, Jewish Text teacher Paul Blank stood outside on a field on a cold Thanksgiving morning with 13 students to play a small game of flag football. Eighteen years, 835 points and approximately $30,000 later, the Paul Blank Invitational is one of CESJDS’ most cherished traditions: a flag football...

Seniors Defeat Juniors in Annual Powderpuff Game

Seniors Defeat Juniors in Annual Powderpuff Game

Aaron Schonfeld, Sports Editor

November 11, 2015


Filed under Sports

Another year, another rivalry between the senior and junior girls as they faced off during the annual Powderpuff football game this past Wednesday. Many fans attended the game, including numerous senior boys who were dressed as cheerleaders. Though the seniors defeated the juniors 21-7, the juniors...

Soccer Captain Naomi Cohen-Shields Celebrated During Senior Night

Soccer Captain Naomi Cohen-Shields Celebrated During Senior Night

Isaac Silber, Reporter

October 26, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Senior captain Naomi Cohen-Shields stepped onto the soccer field for her second to last home game as member of the girls varsity soccer team on Thursday, Oct. 22. Although she had trotted out to her position many times before, this game was different. It was senior night, a game to celebrate all...

Girls Varsity Soccer Wears Pink Jerseys to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer

Girls Varsity Soccer Wears Pink Jerseys to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer

Rina Torchinsky, Reporter

October 22, 2015


Filed under Sports

Sporting their watermelon pink jerseys, the CESJDS girls varsity soccer team shut out the Washington Waldorf School with a score of 6-0 on Thursday Oct. 22. Dressed in a pink polo shirt with a breast cancer ribbon embroidered on the front pocket, girls varsity soccer coach Jay Matula blended right...

JDS Welcomes Varsity Swim Team to the Winter Athletic Season

JDS Welcomes Varsity Swim Team to the Winter Athletic Season

Rina Torchinsky, Reporter

October 20, 2015


Filed under Sports

The JDS varsity swim team is making a splash as it is introduced to the pool of available winter sports. Director of Athletic and Summer Programs Michael Riley reported that 16 students have already signed up to participate, and around 10 more have demonstrated interest in joining the team as well....

Girls Varsity Volleyball Defeated Oakcrest In Three Consecutive Sets

Girls Varsity Volleyball Defeated Oakcrest In Three Consecutive Sets

Rina Torchinsky, Reporter

October 16, 2015


Filed under Sports

The girls varsity volleyball team defeated the Oakcrest Chargers on Thursday and now holds a two game winning streak. While the game was delayed about 15 minutes, and there were only 11 spectators in the stands, the team was ready to play. The game was only three sets long and the Lions won them...

Going the Distance in the Face of Adversity

Going the Distance in the Face of Adversity

Isaac Silber, Reporter

October 8, 2015


Filed under Sports

With Hurricane Joaquin looming, cross country practice was canceled on Oct. 1 because of the heavy rain. Instead of taking the day off, sophomore Daniel Weiss took the opportunity to run 12 miles home from school to his house in Northwest Washington. Although now, going on long runs is nothing unusual...

Community Disappointed With The Nationals

Community Disappointed With The Nationals

Bennett Bramson

September 30, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

September coming to an end and October approaching means only one thing for baseball fans: playoffs. Although many Washington Nationals fans were hopeful that this season would yield a World Series championship for their home team, that hope was crushed on September 26th when the New York Mets beat the...

Field Defeats JDS Boys Varsity Soccer 1-0

Field Defeats JDS Boys Varsity Soccer 1-0

Gabe Krantz

September 29, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Boys Varsity soccer team’s losing streak continued Thursday as they were defeated 1-0 by The Field School. The Lions could not seem to get past Field goalie Jake Shoyer, a former JDS student, whose many impressive saves were key to the shutout. This was Shoyer’s first game back at JDS since...

Girls Varsity Soccer Falls Short in Loss to WIS

Girls Varsity Soccer Falls Short in Loss to WIS

Isaac Silber, Reporter

September 22, 2015


Filed under Sports

Losing 4-1 at halftime, the girls varsity soccer team looked dead in the water against the Washington International School, but a valiant second half effort fell just short in a 4-3 loss to their arch-rivals. The girls went down early after two goals from WIS in the opening minutes, but showed...