The Boiling Point

Students explore athletic opportunities beyond the Shalhevet gym

Students explore athletic opportunities beyond the Shalhevet gym

David Edwards, Staff Writer

December 25, 2016

As Shalhevet’s seniors watch for their college admission emails this month, their classmate Nathan Benyowitz faces a different kind of waiting game. While others are wondering about dorm life, food and science departments, Nathan is wondering which tennis team he’ll play on. Just like Early Decision,...

Elitzur team didn’t need wins to warm up Glouberman

Elitzur team didn’t need wins to warm up Glouberman

December 22, 2016

They may not have won any games, but Elitzur Petah-Tikva, an Israeli club team, made history coming to Shalhevet’s second annual Steve Glouberman basketball tournament, making it an international contest instead of a national one.

Frisch boys, Boca girls win championships in 2016 Steve Glouberman Z”L Basketball Tournament

Frisch boys, Boca girls win championships in 2016 Steve Glouberman Z”L Basketball Tournament

November 17, 2016

Thursday, November 10 Tip-Off Time Matchup Venue Score Boys Game #1 8:00am MTA vs. Frisch Shalhevet Gym MTA 26 Frisch 40 Boys Game #2 9:15am Elitzur vs. TABC Shalhevet Gym Elitzur 31 TABC 48 Boys Game #3 10:30am Valley Torah vs MTA JEM Valley Torah 41 MTA 3...

Different teams, same spirit as 2nd Annual Steve Glouberman Tournament opens today

Different teams, same spirit as 2nd Annual Steve Glouberman Tournament opens today

Clara Sandler, Sports Editor

November 9, 2016

Glouberman is back, with its four days of basketball, broadcasting, blasting music, and ruach (spirit) along with some changes.  Games start tomorrow and will run through Sunday, Nov. 13. The second annual Steve Glouberman basketball tournament will also feature new game locations and some new even...

Glouberman goes global as Israeli teams join second annual basketball tournament

Glouberman goes global as Israeli teams join second annual basketball tournament

Benjamin Zaghi, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2016

When the Elitzur Petah Tikvah team arrived in Los Angeles today, Shalhevet’s Steve Glouberman basketball tournament went from being a national contest to an international one. Petah Tikvah, a city about six miles east of Tel Aviv, and its Elitzur club has sent two teams: a girls team whose players’...

Kent’s Calls: 2016 Football: Something old, something new

Kent’s Calls: 2016 Football: Something old, something new

Zev Kent, Sports Editor

November 6, 2016

For me, September is a month of mixed emotions. On the one hand, it’s back to school; on the other hand, it’s football time. I get my favorite sport back with all the excitement that comes with it. So, to help spread my favorite sport across the school, I’m going to provide you with a recap of ...

Mismatch between rivals helps boys Flag Football team win two against YULA; Girls to play Panthers Nov. 3

Mismatch between rivals helps boys Flag Football team win two against YULA; Girls to play Panthers Nov. 3

Ami Nelson, Staff Writer

October 22, 2016

The week may have ended badly, but it started with high spirits. In a matchup that was uneven in more ways than one, the Boys Flag Football Team nearly shut out YULA, with the final score being 33- 6, on Sept. 16 at Poinsettia Recreation Center.   This win came a few days after another Shalhevet fo...

‘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

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

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

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...