The Boiling Point

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...