The Boiling Point

‘LA-BRON!’ Blockbuster deal thrills Laker fans

‘LA-BRON!’ Blockbuster deal thrills Laker fans

Alex Rubel, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

When former Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, who is widely believed to be the best basketball player of his time, signed a 4-year contract worth $153.3 million with the Los Angeles Lakers in July, Shalhevet’s Laker fans were thrilled. “In my perspective, it will restore the credibility an...

Go-ahead touchdown late in fourth quarter propels Firehawks past rival YULA Panthers

Go-ahead touchdown late in fourth quarter propels Firehawks past rival YULA Panthers

Alex Rubel, Sports Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

A nail-biting rivalry matchup between the Shalhevet Firehawks (1-0) and the YULA Panthers (0-2) could have gone either way, but the Firehawks prevailed by a score of 20-14 in their season opener thanks to a go-ahead touchdown in the waning minutes of the game. Firehawks wide receiver Max Wintner caught...

Remer replaces Ryan, but both coaches remain

Remer replaces Ryan, but both coaches remain

Tobey Lee, Features Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under Sports, Teacher Bios, Top Stories

Coach Ryan Coleman and Coach Jeff Remer have partly switched jobs this year. Coach Remer, the girls basketball coach, has taken over as school Athletic Coordinator. Coach Ryan Coleman, who had been Athletic Director, will coach boys Varsity and JV basketball, while also leading the flag football team. Coach...

CLARA’S CALLS: Kvetch about the present, but kvell for the future

CLARA’S CALLS: Kvetch about the present, but kvell for the future

Clara Sandler, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2018


Filed under Clara's Calls, Sports Columns, Top Stories

As an Ashkenaz Jew, oy vey zmeir is not only part of my vernacular, but perhaps one of my most commonly used phrases. In case you needed to brush up on your Yiddish, oy vey zmeir directly translates to “woe is me” and is used to complain. If there was a phrase I could use to describe Los ...

Tennis team ends season with no coach, no matches

Tennis team ends season with no coach, no matches

Tobey Lee, Sports Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

By Tobey Lee, Sports Editor For the third time in the past four years, Shalhevet’s tennis team does not have a coach. And this year, it also has no games scheduled. The team has practiced a few times, and team members were confident that upperclassmen would run practice and make things flow. Ho...

COLUMN: Getting lost in the game in times of loss

COLUMN: Getting lost in the game in times of loss

Clara Sandler, Community Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Clara's Calls, Opinion, Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

While basketball is definitely not my favorite sport, I do identify as a Laker fan. Being a Laker fan is usually easy, but in recent years, it has been difficult to have hope for an organization that really seems so helpless. Going into the playoffs, I did not have a team that I was particula...

Soccer team defeats YULA for the first time in nearly a decade

Soccer team defeats YULA for the first time in nearly a decade

Molly Litvak, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

Short and sweet, Shalhevet’s soccer season lasted from the first game on Nov. 21 to Feb. 9, and ended in five losses, one tie, and six wins - including beating YULA, something that hasn’t happened in 7 years, according to Coach Ryan Coleman.

Swim team competes at local YULA tournament

Swim team competes at local YULA tournament

Tobey Lee, Sports Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

hile there are multiple Jewish basketball tournaments that day schools can participate in in the span of one year, other sports teams don’t usually play in such competitions, and when they do, they’re maybe once a year. This year, the Lady Firehawks Swim and Volleyball teams comp...

In a harder bracket and without their coach present, Firehawks finish fifth at Galbut

In a harder bracket and without their coach present, Firehawks finish fifth at Galbut

Tobey Lee, Sports Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The Lady Firehawks finished fifth at the Hyman P. Galbut Tournament, which was held at Hebrew Academy of Miami March 7 - 10. Last year, they finished second in the tournament, just behind the Katz Yeshiva High School Storm of Boca Raton, Fla. A harder bracket meant facing Katz, now their m...

Golf team struggles but Wiesel makes CIF contest

Golf team struggles but Wiesel makes CIF contest

Tobey Lee, Sports Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The golf team recently finished its season, losing its last match to Vistamar of El Segundo. If it had won the game, it would have forced a league championship game, but since Vistamar was just above Shalhevet in league rankings, the Vikings made CIF and the Firehawks ended their season. ...

CHAMPIONS!!!! Firehawks win Sarachek

CHAMPIONS!!!! Firehawks win Sarachek

Tobey Lee, Sports Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Award-winners, Sports, Top Stories

It seemed improbable, nearly impossible. The Firehawks had been down 20-6 and were still losing 29-14 at the half. Victory was slipping away.  Valley Torah, it seemed, had completely shut them down. But in the locker room, Coach Ryan Coleman gave his team a simple message, and it stuck with them...

Live Blog of Sarachek Championship Game

Live Blog of Sarachek Championship Game

Nicholas Fields and Tobey Lee

March 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Tier 1 Final of the Red Sarachek Basketball Tournament took place Monday, March 19, at Yeshiva University in New York City.  The Shalhevet Firehawks defeated the Valley Torah Wolfpack 53-51. 1:37 PM: Valley Torah tried to inbound the ball but it was stolen by the Firehawks and they held on ...