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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...

Shalhevet remembers growing up with Kobe

2020: Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, where the Nets play, displayed a tribute on its swooping courtyard for former Laker star Kobe Bryant in the hours after he died Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash. Mourning for Kobe has reached far beyond Los Angeles.

By Alex Rubel, Senior Editor

January 27, 2020

Kobe Bryant, the five-time NBA champion who spent all 20 years of his basketball career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41 years old. According to multiple news reports, Kobe’s personal helicopter went down and crashed just before 10 a.m local time. There were...

Firehawks beat Panthers 3-2 in heated rivalry matchup

FRIENDS: Shalhevet and YULA players high-five each other after the Firehawk defeated the Panthers 3-2 Jan. 11. It was the second Firehawk victory over YULA in boys soccer since 2011.

By Alex Rubel, Senior Editor

January 12, 2020

In their annual rivalry matchup Jan. 11, the Shalhevet Firehawks (3-2-2) beat the YULA Panthers (5-6-1) 3-2 in a game that players said could have gone either way. The game, which drew a crowd of hundreds of Firehawk and Panther fans, was played at Santa Monica College’s Corsair Field. Shalhevet dominated in the first half, opening the scoring with a free kick goal by midfiel...

Firehawk girls win their first-ever Milken basketball championship

CHAMPIONS:  The Firehawk girls take a team photo with their championship trophy after beating Notre Dame 60-48 Dec. 12. After making some halftime adjustments, the Firehawks played an explosive second half to power to a comfortable victory.

By Alex Rubel, Senior Editor

January 6, 2020

For the first time in school history, the Shalhevet Firehawks have won the annual Milken Classic Basketball Tournament, beating the Notre Dame Lady Gryphons 60-48 Thursday night Dec.12 in the Milken gym to cap a perfect 4-0 tournament run.  With an enthusiastic crowd of about 60 Firehawk parents, student...

Heartbreak heroes: Girls and boys teams both dominate for most of their games, then lose in final seconds

EMOTIONAL:  From left, seniors Nicole Klausner, Eliana Mizrahi and Shayna Becker were among Firehawk fans worrying in the final moments of Shalhevet girls’ 65-61 semi-final loss to the SAR Sting in the Glouberman Tournament Nov. 9. The Firehawks led by as many as 16 points before halftime but were unable to eke out a win in a nail-biting repeat of last year’s tournament. The Maimonides MCATS won the girls' tournament, and the Frisch Cougars beat the Firehawk boys to win the boys'.

By Alex Rubel, Senior Editor and Caleb Fishman, Staff Writer

November 10, 2019

From tip-off to the final buzzer, they played their hearts out. They gave it their all. But it wasn’t enough.  In the Fifth Annual Steve Glouberman Tournament’s “midnight madness” playoff action, both Firehawk teams fell short of delivering Shalhevet its third title in the tournament it f...

Frisch Cougars boys win 5th Annual Glouberman Tournament

Frisch Cougars boys win 5th Annual Glouberman Tournament

November 10, 2019

Congratulations to the Frisch Cougars boys team on their victory in the 5th Annual Glouberman Tournament championship! They went 4-1 this year and topped the Shalhevet Firehawks 56-51 in the championship game! They last won the Glouberman Tournament in 2016. CLICK HERE FOR GAME RECAP ...

MAIMONIDES MCATS girls win 5th Annual Glouberman Tournament

MAIMONIDES MCATS girls win 5th Annual Glouberman Tournament

November 10, 2019

Congratulations to the Maimonides MCATS girls team on winning the 5th Annual Glouberman Tournament! They went 5-0 during their first appearance at the Glouberman tournament and topped the SAR Sting 58-49 in the championship game! CLICK HERE FOR GAME RECAP ...

Day two brings two more wins for Firehawks

BOOM:   Sophomore Joel Asheghian attempts a lay-up in the Firehawks 53-35 win over the HAFTR Hawks Nov 7. The Firehawks boys are set to play the SAR Sting at 1:30 p.m today after the girls play the YULA Panthers at noon.

By Alex Rubel, Senior Editor

November 8, 2019

For the second day in a row, both Shalhevet basketball teams cruised to victory in the seeding round of the Fifth Annual Steve Glouberman Tournament.  A special schedule with an extended lunch break allowed Firehawk fans to pack the Shalhevet gym and support their peers during both girls and b...

Both Firehawk teams dominate on opening day at Glouberman

BOOM:   Firehawk senior Jacob Benezra performs his second slam-dunk of the night as the Firehawks beat the Ramaz Rams 50-44 in the opening game of the Fifth Annual Steve Glouberman Tournament in the Reich Family Gymnasium.  Afterwards, the Firehawk girls took on their Ramaz counterparts and trounced them 59-20.

By Alex Rubel, Senior Editor 

November 7, 2019

So far, so good.  It was a successful start for both Firehawk basketball teams as they completed a back-to-back sweep of the Ramaz Rams in the opening-night kickoff of the Fifth Annual Steve Glouberman Tournament. Following a pre-game rooftop barbeque that invigorated the home crowd ahead of t...

‘Midnight madness’ planned for championship games as Glouberman gears up for Wednesday start

SLAM:    Sophomore Jonah Ackerman spikes the ball during today’s dunk contest in the gym, held to rouse Firehawk fans ahead of the fifth annual Steve Glouberman Basketball Tournament, which opens at 3 p.m. tomorrow. The tournament will now end on Saturday night as opposed to Sunday morning last year.

By Alex Rubel, Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

With this year’s Fifth Annual Steve Glouberman Tournament set for tip-off on Wednesday night, not much has changed. As always, school spirit is contagious and the competition is expected to be fierce.  But there are also tweaks to the tournament, which was founded in memory of Steve Glou...

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