The Boiling Point

Star athlete wins at sports, school and choir — but especially soccer.

Star athlete wins at sports, school and choir — but especially soccer.

Eitan Rothman, Staff Writer

May 23, 2010

It’s a cold winter night as the Firehawks prepare for an 80-minute soccer war with the archrival YULA Panthers. The captains have met at the center of the field and the starters take their places. Stepping up to defend Shalhevet’s net is a strong five-foot-nine junior, his dark complexion making...

Baseball loses to YULA but wins league

Zev Hurwitz, Opinion Editor

May 23, 2010

In yet another upsetting match with its cross-town rival, the Shalhevet boys’ baseball team came up short against YULA, losing 3-2 on May 6. Played at West Los Angeles College, the afternoon game had been going in the Firehawks’ favor until a throwing error allowed two YULA runs to score in the sixth...

OUTSIDE SPORTS: In NBA finals, team ball should trump star power

Ari Feuer, Sports Editor

May 23, 2010

Eight seconds before ending this year’s first round series with the Chicago Bulls on April 27, LeBron James threw the sports world into chaos.  Actually, all he did was throw up a free throw—with his left hand. This year’s Most Valuable Player – who is normally right-handed – sparked a...

Globetrotters appear as Sport Court is dedicated

Adam Ashkenazi, Staff Writer

March 24, 2010

About 200 congregated at Shalhevet’s new Sport Court starting at 10:30 a.m. last Sunday, March 21, to celebrate the creation of the school’s first professional sporting area and thank the donors who made it possible.  To commemorate the unveiling of the new donor wall on the eastern side of the...

Athletes say missing class is okay; teachers disagree

Athletes say missing class is okay;  teachers disagree

Rachel Lester, Features Editor

March 18, 2010

 Have you ever walked into an afternoon class and found it half-empty? Chances are that at least one sports team was playing a game that day. One of the most common complaints at Shalhevet is the amount of class athletes miss for sports games. Since Sukkot vacation in October, there has yet to be...

Girls’ comeback not enough against YULA basketball

Ari Feuer, Sports Editor and Emilie Benyowitz, 9th Grade

March 18, 2010

The second match-up of the Shalhevet vs. Yula double-header on Feb. 13 pitted the girls’ teams from rival schools against each other later that evening. The baskets had been lowered, as most of the crowd from the previous boys’ game had filed out of the LACES gym. With a late-game surge, the Firehawks...

Shalhevet’s first court is a slippery one, players say

Colleen Bazak, Staff Writer

March 18, 2010

In its first months of use, Shalhevet’s Sport Court has provided students with day-to-day enjoyment and a nicer place for P.E. However, some sports teams are finding it too slippery to use after school because of dew. After sundown, moisture builds up on the polyurethane tiles, causing players to...

Alan Veingrad: Football playing to Jewish praying

Adam Ashkenazi, Staff Writer

March 18, 2010

A six-foot-five, bearded Jew and retired Superbowl winner named Alan Veingrad walked into Shalhevet on Wednesday, Feb. 3. He described the enriching influence Judaism had on his life, mentioned the importance of achieving more than is required, and also touched upon the controversial topic of cheating...

Hawks soar, defeating YULA in soccer match-up

Deanna Grunfeld, Staff Writer

March 18, 2010

On a brightly lit outdoor soccer field in Glendale, the Shalhevet Firehawks finally accomplished what they hadn’t in two years: they defeated the rival YULA Panthers, narrowly sliding by with a 2-1 margin Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Glendale Sports Arena No. 4. The competition seemed to be perfectly...

Boys varsity basketball wins league, chases YULA

Boys varsity basketball wins league, chases YULA

Ari Feuer, Sports Editor

March 18, 2010

The Shalhevet Firehawks came just short—literally—of defeating their ever-problematic rivals in the annual basketball game as the YULA Panthers barely squeaked past by the Firehawks, 53-52 in possibly the most electrifying game the rivals have ever displayed.  The showdown took place in the gym...

OUTSIDE SPORTS: USA chills down competition at Olympics; Saints steal Superbowl

Ari Feuer, Sports Editor

March 18, 2010

Along with the always-enjoyable Super Bowl, the just-ended 21st Winter Olympics captivated a larger-than-usual audience with its wide array of chilly competitions in the past month. The Vancouver-hosted events ended on February 28 after 14 days of grueling competition.  With returning medalists and...

OUTSIDE SPORTS: Depriving Laker fans of their free tacos … and other miscarriages of sportsmanship among athletes, the public and the media

Ari Feuer, Sports Editor

January 6, 2010

Lack of sportsmanship sadly pervaded a couple of big games this month, one professional and the other a yearly matchup between cross-town college rivals. Curiously, some major stories include free tacos, one team’s dreadful start, and a scandal concerning the private life of a golf pro. Interestingly,...