The Boiling Point

‘Sweet Agony’ of Fantasy Football lures students anyway

‘Sweet Agony’ of Fantasy Football lures students anyway

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Staff Writer

October 12, 2016


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Competition, anxiety and many lost hours of homework are all hallmarks of Fantasy Football, but it seems students at Shalhevet have fallen for it as hard as the rest of the country. Once an activity whose members gathered on Sundays around the living room TV with magazines, notepads and pizza, Fantasy...

First-ever Israeli in MLB would not play on Yom Kippur

First-ever Israeli in MLB would not play on Yom Kippur

Jordan Fields, Sports Columnist

October 11, 2016


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Dean Kremer, a 20-year-old pitcher drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 14th round last summer, is the first Israeli citizen to sign with a Major League Baseball team.  He now plays in the minor league system, which is where most pro players get their start.   He was also drafted in...

Boys’ Flag Football undefeated streak ends with back-to-back losses to AGBU

Boys’ Flag Football undefeated streak ends with back-to-back losses to AGBU

Clara Sandler, Sports Editor

September 28, 2016


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After two years of undefeated seasons in the Coastal League, the boys’ flag football team ended its 30-game win streak this week, losing to AGBU of Canoga Park twice in four days. The Firehawks lost the first game Sept. 22 by a score of 6-0, and lost the second game, Sept. 25, 14-0.  Both games...

Boys Flag Football beats YULA to keep in-league undefeated streak alive

Boys Flag Football beats YULA to keep in-league undefeated streak alive

September 11, 2016


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By Nathan Benyowitz, Web Sports Editor In his second career start as quarterback, senior Alex Silberstein threw for a career-high four touchdowns today along with one rushing touchdown as the Firehawks beat YULA 40-13 in the annual rivalry game. Playing on YULA's home field at Poinsettia Park Recreation Cent...

Sport or not, golf team makes championship round

Sport or not, golf team makes championship round

Clara Sandler, Staff Writer

July 20, 2016


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There are students at Shalhevet who argue about golf’s validity as a sport on a regular basis, but the Firehawk golf team proved its side of the argument by making it to just one stroke away from winning the league championship.

For transgender baseball player from New Roads, sports help make him ‘one of the guys’

For transgender baseball player from New Roads, sports help make him ‘one of the guys’

Hannah Jannol, Arts & Culture Editor

July 2, 2016


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A New Roads batter stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning at a Shalhevet-New Roads game April 13. Firehawk pitcher Asher Remer pitched the ball across the field to him, and the New Roads batter swung the metal bat and was struck out. He was out, but a teammate high-fived him as he trotted back to the bench and others hollered a job well done.

Without a coach, student takes the lead and leads tennis team to its best season yet

Without a coach, student takes the lead and leads tennis team to its best season yet

Benjamin Zaghi, Staff Writer

June 14, 2016


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They lost their coach just as the season was starting and after some negotiation, settled on a team member to lead them. But the Firehawk tennis team still managed to surpass last year’s five wins and four losses with a 7-3 game record this season.

Not quite a sport, but video game craze takes over lunch

Not quite a sport, but video game craze takes over lunch

Eytan Kent, Staff Writer

May 16, 2016


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A month-long FIFA tournament soccer craze took over the Shalhevet zeitgeist this year though no fields, balls or uniforms were involved.  It was a video game competition instead of the actual sport. Initiated by junior Alex Silberstein, Shalhevet’s “FIFA 2016” gave students a chance to s...

As season opens, a Q-and-A with Dodgers president Stan Kastan

As season opens, a Q-and-A with Dodgers president Stan Kastan

Jordan Fields, Staff Writer

May 6, 2016


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The start of a new MLB season has brought excitement to Los Angeles as the Dodgers gear up for another crack at the World Series. This year is a big one for the Dodgers, who are saying goodbye to legendary broadcaster Vin Scully who has done the radio broadcast for Dodgers home games for 67 years. In the...

Girls sort through obstacles to continue female swim team

Girls sort through obstacles to continue female swim team

Clara Sandler, Staff Writer

April 11, 2016


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Shalhevet has no swimming pool, but juniors Maayan Waldman and Sarah Yadegari discovered in their sophomore year that that was not the biggest obstacle to their starting a swim team. What really made it complex, they found, were the halachic issues surrounding girls swimming with men or boys watching,...

Firehawks lose to Wildcats in Sarachek championship game

Firehawks lose to Wildcats in Sarachek championship game

Jordan Levine, Web Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2016


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After defeating the Frisch Cougars 54-43 in the Tier 1 semi-finals, the Firehawks went on to lose the Sarachek Tier 1 Finals against the DRS Wildcats of Woodmere, N.Y., 47-32. There was a revised bell schedule yesterday so students could watch the game live in the gym, broadcast on macslive.com.  At 11:05 a.m., students found ...

FIREHAWKS WIN SEMI-FINAL AT SARACHEK

FIREHAWKS WIN SEMI-FINAL AT SARACHEK

March 13, 2016


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After defeating the Frisch Cougars 54-43 in the Tier 1 semi-finals, the Firehawks will take on the DRS Wildcats of Woodmere, N.Y., tomorrow in the championship game of Yeshiva University's  Red Sarachek Tournament in New York City. The Cougars represent Davis Renov Stahler Yeshiva High School for...