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Shalhevet announces it has suspended play against Valley Torah in basketball

Shalhevet announces it has suspended play against Valley Torah in basketball

Alex Rubel, Sports Editor

May 13, 2019

Shalhevet will refuse to play Valley Torah in boys’ basketball until the school’s head coach is replaced, because of help the coach provided to the Palm Springs High School Indians, the Firehawks’ opponent, in advance of this year’s CIF quarterfinal game, Rabbi Segal has announced. It was th...

At Sarachek, reigning champion Firehawks win it again

At Sarachek, reigning champion Firehawks win it again

Alex Rubel, Sports Editor

March 18, 2019

They had already won the Glouberman title in November. They had already made a historic CIF run in February. And then, for the second year in a row, the Firehawks won Sarachek. With key plays by Asher Dauer, Noah Rossi and Zack Muller,  Shalhevet's boys varsity basketball team came back fr...

Aiming to break records, Firehawks headed to Sarachek championship game for fourth straight year

Aiming to break records, Firehawks headed to Sarachek championship game for fourth straight year

Alex Rubel, Sports Editor

March 18, 2019

For the fourth year in a row, the Shalhevet Firehawks have advanced to the Red Sarachek Tournament Tier I championship game, which will be played tomorrow Mar. 18 at 11:30 a.m PST against the Magen David Warriors of Brooklyn, N.Y., at the Yeshiva University gym. The top-seeded Firehawks will be vying for b...

COLUMN: Are the Chargers LA’s curse?

COLUMN: Are the Chargers LA’s curse?

Clara Sandler, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2019

For the first 15 years of my life, I was football team-less. I rooted for teams here and there -- I had a Manning brothers phase between second and fifth grades when I rooted for the New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts. But in the back of my mind, and in the back of my dad’s mind, we longed for...

New baseball coach brings 40 years of experience

New baseball coach brings 40 years of experience

Tobey Lee, Features Editor

March 8, 2019

Shalhevet’s new baseball coach’s philosophy is quite simple: do your best, have a good time, and win. “I’ve only had one losing season and I don’t plan on having one at Shalhevet,” said Coach Brad Gunches, who took over as head coach in late January. “I’ve been coaching baseball for...

New hockey club turns gym into a rink for weekly games after Town Hall

New hockey club turns gym into a rink for weekly games after Town Hall

Joshua Weissmman, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

Every Wednesday after Town Hall, most students leave the gym and get their lunch, but a few stay behind to make a hockey rink out of the still-carpeted gym in order for Shalhevet’s hockey enthusiasts to be able to play their beloved sport. Lugging black plastic folding chairs to the si...

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...