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Poll shows Firehawks favor Rams as both LA teams make NFL playoffs

Poll shows Firehawks favor Rams as both LA teams make NFL playoffs

Alex Rubel, Sports Editor and Adam Tizabi, Staff Writer

January 13, 2019

The results are in. Whatever happens in this weekend’s playoff games, the Los Angeles Rams have thus far won the contest for loyalty among most Shalhevet football fans, who hope to be able to root for them in this year’s Super Bowl. In a Schoology poll Jan. 8,  47 percent of 66 respondents sai...

In new YULA gym, Firehawks topple Panthers with buzzer-beating shot

In new YULA gym, Firehawks topple Panthers with buzzer-beating shot

Alex Rubel, Caleb Fishman, and Adam Tizabi

December 23, 2018

It was the shortest day of the year but a long road to victory Thursday night for the Shalhevet Firehawks, who defeated the rival YULA Panthers by two points in the final seconds of a game that offered highs and lows for fans of both sides. Down by as many as nine points in the fourth quarter, the...

EDITORIAL: Unity and equality through the Glouberman tournament

EDITORIAL: Unity and equality through the Glouberman tournament

November 29, 2018

By The Boiling Point Editorial Board There’s something in the air during the five days of Glouberman, when the East Coast yeshiva league -- formally known as the Metropolitan Yeshiva High School League -- invades the West Coast. An indescribable energy fills the school as Shalhevet hosts more than ...

Girls championship run halted after defeat in semi-finals

Girls championship run halted after defeat in semi-finals

Caleb Fishman, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018

A disappointing loss in the semi-final round of the 4th annual Steve Glouberman Basketball Tournament ended up silencing the loud and optimistic Firehawk crowd as the SAR Sting from Riverdale, N.Y., routed the Firehawk girls 55-27 on their own court. The game, which determined which team would advance...

In Glouberman’s 4th year, Firehawk boys and SAR girls dominate

In Glouberman’s 4th year, Firehawk boys and SAR girls dominate

Alex Rubel, Sports Editor

November 26, 2018

Shalhevet’s very own Firehawk boys brought the school its first-ever Glouberman Tournament boys championship title, though the Firehawk girls will have to try again next year after falling short of their of their second-ever championship and finishing in third place. The annual Steve Glouberma...

Same number of wins, newfound ‘sisterhood’ for Volleyball team

Same number of wins, newfound ‘sisterhood’ for Volleyball team

Tobey Lee, Features Editor

November 19, 2018

Growth, improvement and “sisterhood” were three big wins of this year’s girls volleyball season, players say.    They also won exactly three games -- the same number as last year -- making their record 3-4 on the season, compared to 3-11 in 2017. The season ended well, with a scrimmage v...

FIREHAWK BOYS CRUISE TO THEIR FIRST-EVER GLOUBERMAN CHAMPIONSHIP

FIREHAWK BOYS CRUISE TO THEIR FIRST-EVER GLOUBERMAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Alex Rubel, Sports Editor

November 5, 2018

For the first time in school history, the Shalhevet Firehawks boys team have won the championship of the tournament their own school hosts and founded, the annual Steve Glouberman Basketball Tournament, held each November in the Reich Family Gymnasium.  The girls team, which finished 3rd this year, had w...

Glouberman opens with more teams, more fans and two victories for the Firehawks

Glouberman opens with more teams, more fans and two victories for the Firehawks

Clara Sandler, Co-Editor-in-Chief and Nicholas Fields, Torah Editor

October 31, 2018

The fourth annual Steve Glouberman Basketball Tournament began tonight with a Firehawk boys victory over the Valley Torah Wolfpack and a girls victory over the YULA Panthers, both in front of capacity crowds in the gym and overflow fans watching on TVs in the foyer and cafeteria. The girls, who pl...

World Series loss saddens most – but not all – Shalhevet baseball fans

World Series loss saddens most – but not all – Shalhevet baseball fans

Alex Rubel, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018

UPDATED Nov. 11, 2018 The drought continues. With the Dodgers coming fresh out of a critical, 5-1 Game 7 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLCS, Shalhevet’s Dodger fans had high hopes of a World Series win by the boys in blue. But now, disappointme...

Loss doesn’t dampen spirits as Dodger and Red Sox fans watch Game 2 of World Series together after school

Loss doesn’t dampen spirits as Dodger and  Red Sox fans watch Game 2 of World Series together after school

Andrew Petlak, 9th Grade

October 26, 2018

Nineteen students and faculty members gathered in the cafeteria to watch Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday night, but for the Dodger fans who were there, it turned disappointing as their team was defeated by the Boston Red Sox 4-2. On Oct. 24, the mixed group of LA and Boston fans watched the ac...

Excitement, optimism at Shalhevet as Dodgers advance to World Series

Excitement, optimism at Shalhevet as Dodgers advance to World Series

Alex Rubel, Sports Editor

October 23, 2018

Special festivities are planned at Shalhevet to celebrate the Dodgers making the World Series and to cheer them on, but most will be on the series’ second day because Ikar uses the building after school on Tuesdays.   According to Dean of Student Life Dr. Jonathan Ravanshenas, Wednesday will be LA...

‘LA-BRON!’ Blockbuster deal thrills Laker fans

‘LA-BRON!’ Blockbuster deal thrills Laker fans

Alex Rubel, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018

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...