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Tennis team ends season with no coach, no matches

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...

FOREHAND: Senior Nathan Benyowtiz, ranked in the top 80 for California 18 and under, is one of a few Shalhevet seniors being recruited to play college sports.

Students explore athletic opportunities beyond the Shalhevet gym

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...

COACH:Junior Nathan Benyowitz, ranked 100 in tennis among 18-year-olds in California, plays a match as head of the Firehawk tennis team.

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

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.

PARTY: Above, the girls basketball team celebrates its championship weekend in Miami Beach in February. Below left, Sigal Spitzer and Nicole Newman raise their championship trophies.

Lady Firehawks crowned national (Jewish) champs

March 20, 2015

The Lady Firehawks decided to skip the CIF Division 6 playoffs this year and instead tasted national gold in Miami.  By defeating Weinbaum of Boca Raton...

SERVED: Nathan Benyowitz serves the ball.

Led by freshmen, Firehawk Boys’ Tennis ends season 5 – 5

June 13, 2014

By Mati Hurwitz, Sports Editor The Shalhevet tennis program finished the season with five wins and five losses, led by senior leadership and youthful...

Shalhevet students shine in Maccabi games

Shalhevet students shine in Maccabi games

October 30, 2011

Four Shalhevet students competed in the international JCC Maccabi games last summer, representing Los Angeles’ Westside Jewish Community Center in competition...

New ping pong table arrives, with hopes for a new tournament

By Ariana Feder, staff Writer

June 3, 2011

After months of planning and a fundraising drive among students and faculty, a brand new Ping Pong table finally arrived in the PE room on Friday, May 20. The table, which occupies most of the athletic department office’s floor space, is available to students and faculty during breaks and free periods during the school day. “We as a community put our hands together and...

Cruise the News Contest #3

May 8, 2011

Eligibility requirements To enter this contest.... 1. You must be a student, enrolled at Shalhevet High School 2. You may not be on the Boiling Point Staff as per described by the Boiling Point's faculty advisor 3. You must not have contributed in any way to the print issue to which the contest relates 4. You must also "like" The Boiling Point on Facebook at ...

Tennis team starts strong

By David Rokah, Sports Editor

April 18, 2011

Only a month into its existence, the Firehawk tennis team faced the YULA Panthers April 8 at La Cienega Tennis Center and narrowly brought home a victory, 10-8. Singles players Max Lipner and Adam Wannon  were each victorious with 3-0 sweeps of their opponents. Doubles pair Jonathan Dolgin and Elliot Sassover won in a doubles match, also with a 3-0 score. “As a team...

Firehawk tennis team wins its inaugural match

By David Rokah, Sports Editor

March 9, 2011

After years of talk, Shalhevet finally entered the world of competitive tennis last night with a decisive win over New Roads School in Santa Monica. Led by sophomore Max Lipner, who won his singles contest 3 - 0, and the doubles team of sophomore Elliot Sassover and freshman Matthew Denitz, also 3 - 0, the team is coached by Avi Meyerson and has five more matches schedules...

Tennis champ takes over athletics

By Rachel Lester, Chief Layout Editor

August 30, 2010

Shalhevet’s new Athletic Director has many ideas to improve the school’s sports program, as well as an impressive athletic resume to back them up.  Mr. David Paradzik (pronounced Pa-RAD-zik) was an American Top 10 junior tennis player and played for the University of Michigan tennis team, for four years — as captain for two of those. He also started the Paradzik...

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