The Boiling Point

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Most exciting players to watch at Sarachek

Most exciting players to watch at Sarachek

Kian Marghzar, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016

Sarachek 2016 is upon us, as New York becomes the epicenter for Jewish High School hoops. Knowing that people are interested but don't really know much about the Jew-ball scene, I have compiled a list of players that are must watch. These guys might not all get all-tournament honors, but they are box office; they are the top 5 players to watch this weekend.

In soccer rivalry match, Firehawks relish a loss that felt like a win

In soccer rivalry match, Firehawks relish a loss that felt like a win

Zev Kent and Clara Sandler

February 23, 2016

After a scoreless first half, the Firehawk boys’ soccer team fell to the crosstown-rival YULA Panthers 1-0 in their only head-to-head soccer match of the season Feb. 13 in Encino.

Grappling club teaches athletes to fight with their minds, not just their strength

Grappling club teaches athletes to fight with their minds, not just their strength

Will Kasdan, Staff Writer

February 15, 2016

Sweat fills the air as the grappling club continues to practice moves in a secluded room in the basement.