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Historic playoff run ends with 56-48 loss to Palm Springs Indians in CIF quarterfinals

Historic playoff run ends with 56-48 loss to Palm Springs Indians in CIF quarterfinals

Tobey Lee, Features Editor and Alex Rubel, Sports Editor

February 18, 2019

It was the first time a Jewish basketball team had made it this far. After moving up a division and beating tough teams like Lawndale and San Dimas, the Firehawk boys team had made it to the quarterfinals of CIF’s Southern Section Division 3A -- third-toughest in the southern half of the state, a divi...

Firehawk girls eliminated from CIF playoffs in overtime heartbreak against Bloomington Christian

Firehawk girls eliminated from CIF playoffs in overtime heartbreak against Bloomington Christian

Caleb Fishman and Alex Rubel, Sports Editor

February 13, 2019

The Firehawks were defeated by the Bloomington Christian Ravens of San Bernardino County 52-48, in overtime in a roller-coaster CIF quarter-final playoff game tonight, putting an end to the girls’ Division 5A playoff ambitions. Rising-star forward Hila Lasry’s five second-half three-pointers and the enthusi...

No winner, no loser as Firehawks and Panthers battle it out in rivalry soccer showdown

No winner, no loser as Firehawks and Panthers battle it out in rivalry soccer showdown

Alex Rubel, Sports Editor

February 4, 2019

A month after the Firehawk girls soccer team routed rival YULA Panthers 6-0, the two rivals’ boys teams squared off on the same field, but this time, the annual rivalry game ended in a 1-1 tie as the Firehawks lost their 1-0 lead late in the game. The game -- dubbed “the game of the year” by...

Firehawks at Glouberman 2018: How they did it

Firehawks at Glouberman 2018: How they did it

January 16, 2019

By The Boiling Point Staff It was a full-team effort when the Firehawks won the boys championship at this year's Steve Glouberman Basketball Tournament. Guided by Coach Ryan Coleman, tournament co-MVPs Zack Muller and Asher Dauer led the way with 62 and 57 points respectively, supported by Noah...

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 12, 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 4, 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...