The Boiling Point

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

MAIMONIDES MCATS girls win 5th Annual Glouberman Tournament

MAIMONIDES MCATS girls win 5th Annual Glouberman Tournament
November 9, 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...

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