The Boiling Point


HOMER: Dodgers slugger Max Muncy capped off a record-breaking first inning with a grand slam home run in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.  The best-of-seven series is being played in front of about 10,000 in-person fans at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Tex.

By Jack Metzger, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

The road to the National League Championship Series was not the hardest road for either the Atlanta Braves or the Los Angeles Dodgers. Both teams were undefeated going into this third round of the playoffs.   Because of Covid, it’s been a baseball season like none other, and the World...

Arson at Chabad near U Delaware gives Div. 1 athlete a platform to oppose hate

FIRE: Emergency personnel worked to extinguish an arson fire Aug. 25 at the Chabad Jewish Center in Newark, Del., which serves the University of Delaware’s Newark campus.

By Benjamin Gamson, News Editor

September 10, 2020

When Nathan Benyowitz saw pictures of an arson attack burning the Chabad Jewish Center serving the University of Delaware, he realized he had a platform to take a stand against hate.  Nathan, who graduated from Shalhevet in 2017,  is now a senior at the university in Newark, Del., where h...

Firehawk athletes support pros’ Jacob Blake walkouts

Talia Tizabi, left, and Hilla Lasry, right, pictured at the 2019 Glouberman Tournament on Nov. 8, both said they support what the NBA players did.

By Noah Elad, Staff Writer

August 31, 2020

Shalhevet Firehawk athletes were unanimously supportive of professional athletes’ boycotting games in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake, an African-American man, by police in Kenosha, Wisc., Aug. 23, recognizing the importance of battling racism to many players across the various leagues.&nbs...

Remer: All school sports shut down to contain coronavirus

CANCELLED: Firehawk girls flag football players stretched before their 30-2 rout of the YULA Panthers Sept. 16 at the Glendale Sports Complex. All athletics at Shalhevet -- practices and games -- have been postponed indefinitely.

By Alex Rubel, Senior Editor

March 13, 2020

Athletics at Shalhevet have been suspended indefinitely, in response to the intensifying coronavirus outbreak, Athletic Coordinator Jeff Remer told the Boiling Point Friday morning.  “I would have to say that sports -- more or less -- will be shut down completely,” said Coach Remer.  ...

Sarachek Tournament cancelled as coronavirus outbreak closes YU

HIGHLIGHT: Attending the annual Red Sarachek Tournament is a big event not only for Shalhevet players but for their fans, many of whom fly to New York for the event.  Above, Firehawk then-captain and MVP Zack Muller leapt over rival YULA players in YU’s Max Stern Athletic Center in 2018.

By Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks and Alex Rubel

March 4, 2020

UPDATED MARCH 5: Next week’s Red Sarachek Basketball Tournament at Yeshiva University has been cancelled due to fears of the coronavirus, Shalhevet Head of School Rabbi Ari Segal announced this morning on Schoology.  The annual tournament, which hosts 20 teams from Jewish high schools around the U...

Firehawks sent home following CIF second-round defeat

TOUCH: Junior Jacob Posky attempts a shot off a rebound in the Firehawk loss to the Westlake Warriors 83-49 on Feb. 15. With the CIF playoffs in the rearview mirror, the Firehawks have diverted the Red Sarachek Tournament in March, which they hope to win for the third year in a row.

February 27, 2020

By Alex Rubel, Senior Editor This year’s Firehawk boys basketball playoff run came to a halt on Saturday night, Feb. 15, as the team lost to the Westlake Warriors 83-49 in the second-round of the CIF Division 3AA playoffs. A spirited crowd of about 60 Firehawk fans drove 35 miles to the Warriors...

Overtime loss eliminates Firehawk girls from CIF playoffs

SHOT: Firehawk guard Maital Hiller completes a fade-away jumper in the Shalhevet loss to Campbell Hall 66-63 in overtime Feb. 18. It’s the second year in a row that Firehawks were sent home from the CIF playoffs in overtime. 

By Alex Rubel, Senior Editor

February 23, 2020

A rollercoaster thriller fell out of reach in overtime for the Firehawk girls Wednesday night Feb. 18, when they lost to the Campbell Hall Vikings 66-63 in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 4A playoffs.  The first half was truly neck-and-neck, and the game was tied 27-27 at hal...

Firehawks to advance to CIF quarterfinals after a dominant second-round performance against Mary Star of the Sea

SOAR: Senior Avital Jacobson goes up for a rebound in the Firehawks’ 71-46 victory over Mary Star of the Sea Feb. 17. The team has advanced to the quarterfinals of the CIF Division 4A playoffs and will play an away game at Campbell Hall in Studio City tonight at 7 p.m.

By Josh Askari, Ninth Grade

February 19, 2020

The Firehawk girls basketball team cruised to a commanding victory over Mary Star of the Sea Stars of San Pedro on Monday night, overwhelming the Stars 71-46 in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 4A playoffs.  Led by a game-high eight three-pointers by forward Hila Lasry, S...

Firehawks girls beat Cal Lutheran in a Hawks-vs-Hawks playoff opener

BOARD: Senior center Elianna Kupferman secures an offensive rebound in the Firehawks’ 64-28 over the Cal Lutheran C-Hawks Feb. 13. Shalhevet has advanced to the second round of the CIF Division 4A playoffs, and will face off against Mary Star of the Sea on Monday night at the Shalhevet gym.

By Alex Rubel and Caleb Fishman

February 17, 2020

The Firehawk girls basketball team powered to a comfortable victory Thursday night over California Lutheran High School, of Riverside County, defeating the C-Hawks 64-28 in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 4A playoffs.  Playing in its home gym, Shalhevet came out strong from the get...

Boys basketball team advances in CIF playoffs

FIGHT: Firehawk and Bulldog players scramble for ball possession at the opening game of the CIF Southern Section playoffs Feb.12. Shalhevet prevailed 68-59 against Buena, a team that beat them by 14 in December.

By Alex Rubel, Senior Editor

February 13, 2020

The Firehawks came to play in the opening round of this year’s CIF playoffs, beating the Bulldogs of Buena High School in Ventura on Wednesday night, 68-59 in a game that kept fans of both sides on the edge of their seats.   A crowd of about 75 fans in the gym was rewarded with stellar pla...

Girls soccer team demolishes Panthers, will advance to CIF playoffs Thursday

PURSUIT: Freshman forward Vivienne Schlussel charges the ball as a YULA defender trails her. The Firehawks went on an offensive tirade last week, beating the Panthers 8-0 ahead of their playoff game versus Buckley tomorrow.

By Alex Rubel, Senior Editor

February 13, 2020

An already impressive season came to a strong finish last Thursday night when Shalhevet’s girls soccer team routed their rival YULA Panthers 8-0. They hope to carry the momentum into the week when they square off against Buckley tomorrow in the first round of the CIF playoffs.  The YULA win...

Someone else to remember

Someone else to remember

By Maia Lefferman, Chief Photo Editor

January 28, 2020

The loss of a great hero is devastating to all. Kobe’s legacy is everlasting and his contributions to basketball are unprecedented. Throughout today and yesterday, people mourned the death of all of the victims of the helicopter crash, and especially Kobe Bryant. However, I found it difficult to f...

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