The Boiling Point

Team spirit bumps girls volleyball team to new heights

Team spirit bumps girls volleyball team to new heights

Alex Rubel, Senior Editor

October 27, 2019

Senior Ashley Botnick has played on the volleyball team for all four years of high school, and this year, she is one of the teams’ three captains. But she wears a different color jersey from the rest of the team. That’s because, for the first time in the team’s history, the team has a l...

Firehawk baseball program is no longer seasonal

Firehawk baseball program is no longer seasonal

Adam Tizabi, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Welcome to fall ball. For all of Shalhevet’s history, baseball has been played as a spring sport. But this year, in a bid to continue to grow the baseball department, Head Coach Brad Gunches was determined to organize a year-round baseball program. Coach Gunches, who took over...

Coleman now leads varsity girls and boys, Remer coaches JV

Coleman now leads varsity girls and boys, Remer coaches JV

Alex Rubel, Senior Editor

October 7, 2019

Coach Ryan Coleman, who has been the head coach of the Firehawk boys varsity basketball team for the past five seasons and led the team to multiple titles in prestigious basketball tournaments, has additionally been named head coach of the Firehawk girls varsity basketball team for this year. Coach ...

Hiller fills the scorecard as Firehawk girls dominate Panthers in flag football

Hiller fills the scorecard as Firehawk girls dominate Panthers in flag football

Alex Rubel, Senior Editor

October 6, 2019

Shalhevet's Girls Flag Football team walloped their rival YULA Panthers’ 30-2 led by Firehawk quarterback Maital Hiller’s five touchdowns and five interceptions. The game, played at the Glendale Sports Complex on Sept. 16, was the Firehawks season opener, and the first game played after a two...

Playoff appearance caps strong season for baseball team

Playoff appearance caps strong season for baseball team

Tobey Lee, Features Editor

June 5, 2019

After having a season last year that was described as a “debacle” by parents, the boys baseball team finished this season playing 17 games and making the playoffs. The Firehawks finished the season 8-7 but fell 13-9 to the Hillcrest Christian Saints of Thousand Oaks in the first round of the CIF...

CLARA’S CALLS: Happy Endings, and may the Raptors win

CLARA’S CALLS: Happy Endings, and may the Raptors win

Clara Sandler, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2019

Acharon acharon haviv. The last one is the most precious. This Rashi perfectly embodies how I feel as I write this last, most precious column. How is my run with the Boiling Point, with the sports section, over? Instead of dwelling on the sad, let’s focus on the exciting. The exciting that i...

Shalhevet announces it has suspended play against Valley Torah in basketball

Shalhevet announces it has suspended play against Valley Torah in basketball

Alex Rubel, Sports Editor

May 13, 2019

Shalhevet will refuse to play Valley Torah in boys’ basketball until the school’s head coach is replaced, because of help the coach provided to the Palm Springs High School Indians, the Firehawks’ opponent, in advance of this year’s CIF quarterfinal game, Rabbi Segal has announced. It was th...

At Sarachek, reigning champion Firehawks win it again

At Sarachek, reigning champion Firehawks win it again

Alex Rubel, Sports Editor

March 18, 2019

They had already won the Glouberman title in November. They had already made a historic CIF run in February. And then, for the second year in a row, the Firehawks won Sarachek. With key plays by Asher Dauer, Noah Rossi and Zack Muller,  Shalhevet's boys varsity basketball team came back fr...

Aiming to break records, Firehawks headed to Sarachek championship game for fourth straight year

Aiming to break records, Firehawks headed to Sarachek championship game for fourth straight year

Alex Rubel, Sports Editor

March 18, 2019

For the fourth year in a row, the Shalhevet Firehawks have advanced to the Red Sarachek Tournament Tier I championship game, which will be played tomorrow Mar. 18 at 11:30 a.m PST against the Magen David Warriors of Brooklyn, N.Y., at the Yeshiva University gym. The top-seeded Firehawks will be vying for b...

COLUMN: Are the Chargers LA’s curse?

COLUMN: Are the Chargers LA’s curse?

Clara Sandler, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2019

For the first 15 years of my life, I was football team-less. I rooted for teams here and there -- I had a Manning brothers phase between second and fifth grades when I rooted for the New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts. But in the back of my mind, and in the back of my dad’s mind, we longed for...

New baseball coach brings 40 years of experience

New baseball coach brings 40 years of experience

Tobey Lee, Features Editor

March 8, 2019

Shalhevet’s new baseball coach’s philosophy is quite simple: do your best, have a good time, and win. “I’ve only had one losing season and I don’t plan on having one at Shalhevet,” said Coach Brad Gunches, who took over as head coach in late January. “I’ve been coaching baseball for...

New hockey club turns gym into a rink for weekly games after Town Hall

New hockey club turns gym into a rink for weekly games after Town Hall

Joshua Weissmman, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

Every Wednesday after Town Hall, most students leave the gym and get their lunch, but a few stay behind to make a hockey rink out of the still-carpeted gym in order for Shalhevet’s hockey enthusiasts to be able to play their beloved sport. Lugging black plastic folding chairs to the si...