The Boiling Point

Bowing to a bylaw, Firehawks choose Sarachek over state finals

Bowing to a bylaw, Firehawks choose Sarachek over state finals

Tobey Lee, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017

Losing to Milken in the Division 4A championship game should have sent the Firehawks to the first round of the CIF State Division 5 Boys Basketball Championship, held March 8 against Guajome Park Academy. But it didn’t happen. That’s because under Bylaw 600 of the California Interscholastic...

Close the whole game, Firehawks fall to Milken by two as historic victory slips just beyond their grasp

Close the whole game, Firehawks fall to Milken by two as historic victory slips just beyond their grasp

Tobey Lee, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017

Two points. That close to becoming first-time CIF division champions, at the first-ever championship game between two Jewish high schools, in front of an overflow crowd in a 1,000-seat gym. Two points. The Shalhevet Firehawks played a back-and-forth game against the Milken Wildcats March 1, lead...

Firehawks face Milken tonight in historic CIF championship game

Firehawks face Milken tonight in historic CIF championship game

Clara Sandler, Torah Editor

March 1, 2017

For the first time in history, it is a certainty that a Jewish school will win the CIF Southern Section 4A basketball division. That’s because the Shalhevet Firehawks will be playing the Milken Wildcats in tonight’s championship game, the first time the two teams have advanced this far in the same...

Boys Basketball CIF Division 4A Semi-final Highlights

Boys Basketball CIF Division 4A Semi-final Highlights

Alec Fields, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2017

The Firehawks are moving on to the CIF Division 4A championship afte beating Mary Star 58-43 in tbe division semifinals. Leading 36-34 going into the fourth quarter, they pulled away by attacking the basket, getting to the line and making their free throws while playing lockdown defense. Eitan...

Live blog of Super Bowl commercials

Live blog of Super Bowl commercials

Eva Suissa, Opinion Editor

February 5, 2017

7:25pm - The New England Patriots win the Super Bowl -- making an incredible comeback. 6:20pm - A commercial for Scientology? During the Super Bowl? 6:18pm - Another wow. The NFL explores what it means to play inside the lines of a football field. At the end of the commercial, we discover that...

Disputed call gives rivalry soccer game to the Panthers

Disputed call gives rivalry soccer game to the Panthers

Nicholas Fields, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017

A controversial call and an offensive struggle caused the Firehawk boys soccer team to lose 1-0 to the rival YULA Panthers on Saturday night, Jan. 14. Trailing by one on the field at Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, at about 58 minutes the Firehawks were awarded a penalty kick that was called...

Kent’s Calls: Bandwagoners miss the point of fandom

Kent’s Calls: Bandwagoners miss the point of fandom

January 22, 2017

What do you do when your team starts losing? Do you remain loyal or do you abandon ship? Fans across the country have been confronted with this question as football and basketball teams either perform better or worse than they did last year. In football, the Dallas Cowboys, who finished off last...

Boys finish fifth at Glouberman but regroup to win Milken

Boys finish fifth at Glouberman but regroup to win Milken

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Staff Writer

January 21, 2017

Improvement was a main topic for the Firehawks after the Steve Glouberman Tournament last month. Dealt a crushing and unexpected defeat at the hands of MTA in their first bracketed game, they finished in fifth place overall in the second annual Shalhevet-hosted event. But once Glouberman was over,...

Not exactly a warm welcome for newest member of LA sports family

Not exactly a warm welcome for newest member of LA sports family

Clara Sandler, Sports Editor

January 18, 2017

After 21 years with none in Los Angeles, two NFL teams seem to be too many for Shalhevet students. After learning Jan. 12 that the San Diego Chargers would join the Los Angeles Rams, who arrived last year, a few students were pleased – among them some of Shalhevet’s strongest football fans. They s...

Girls flag football season shrinks to just four games

Girls flag football season shrinks to just four games

Tobey Lee, Staff Writer

January 14, 2017

The girls flag football team has played a mere four games in their three-month season this fall. The team usually plays seven or eight games in a season, but this year, challenges ranging from other teams’ cancellations to the timing of the High Holidays have limited game opportunities. ...

Alumni game unites old rivals

Alumni game unites old rivals

Nicholas Fields, Staff Writer

January 5, 2017

Crosstown rivals Shalhevet and YULA met in a different kind of basketball competition on Saturday night, Nov. 26, when their alumni faced off in separate men’s and women’s games in the Shalhevet gym to raise money for community organizations. With about 300 fans in attendance, the game raised...

Different teams, same spirit in second annual Glouberman tournament

Different teams, same spirit in second annual Glouberman tournament

Clara Sandler, Sports Editor

January 2, 2017

The Steve Glouberman Basketball Tournament came back last month, upending the school schedule with four days of basketball, blasting music, broadcasting and ruach (spirit). Shalhevet’s Lady Firehawks, who won the tournament last year, came in second in the girls’ tournament overall, ultimately ...