The Boiling Point

Epic basketball season closed with heartbreak loss at Sarachek

Eitan Rothman, Sports Editor

May 15, 2012

When the final buzzer sounded at the Red Sarachek Tournament March 22, it marked the end of a historic season for Firehawk basketball. It may have ended in heartbreak, but the season had surpassed predictions, with a championship in the Yaffee Tournament in Houston in November and a surprise fourth-place finish at YU’s Sarachek invitational in New York. “It was by...

Two Boiling Points of View: Artificial and self-defeating

Jojo Fallas, 11th Grade

March 30, 2012

Should firehawks have to wear kippot during games? Members of the Boys Basketball team should not be forced to wear kippot while they play. Shalhevet supports the idea of challenging the halachic norm when backed by intelligent, thoughtful reasoning supported by tradition, and not wearing a kippah while playing basketball could definitely fall into this category. W...

After Beren controversy, Firehawks must wear kippot during basketball games

Ari Feuer, Deputy Editor-in-Chief,, and Liat Bainvoll, Staff Writer

March 28, 2012

On the heels of Beren Hebrew Academy’s national controversy over competing on Shabbat, Head of School Rabbi Ari Segal has instituted a new rule requiring Shalhevet’s varsity basketball team to wear kippot at all games. The rule came into effect in time for the team’s appearance at the Red Sarachek Tournament, hosted by Yeshiva University, which started yesterday. Wearing...

Boys and Girls basketball teams headed to division playoffs

Eitan Rothman, Sports Editor

February 3, 2012

After a rocky start to the season, both the boys and girls Firehawk basketball teams have winning records and are headed to the division playoffs later this month. The Boy’s Basketball team has drastically improved its record from 5-4 on Dec. 6 to 12-5 as of Feb. 1, going undefeated in its league. Players credit their success to a collective turnaround, in particular...

First-ever championship for Firehawk basketball

Rachel Lester, Managing Editor

December 23, 2011

After a four-year absence from the annual David A. Yaffe Basketball Tournament, the Firehawks  returned to Houston last week to win the boys’ championship Nov. 20 for the first time, while the girls’ team took fourth place. “It felt amazing to win the tournaments,” said boys co-captain Yossi Halpert. “We got destroyed in our first game. Instead of giving up we...

Live blog of Shalhevet-YULA Varsity Basketball game

Tamar Willis, Sports Editor

December 13, 2011

This live-blog has been brought to you by my iPhone.  Thanks AT&T! 8:34: the game is over. Yula wins, 52-32. Firehawks are still showing their support by cheering! There's always next year, Firehawks. 8:32: a Yula player grabs freshman Adam Kaufler. Major foul! 8:30: Yossi scores for Shalhevet! Let's hope we can keep it up. 8:28: Time out. Yula is in the lead,...

Live blog of Shalhevet-YULA Varsity Basketball game

December 13, 2011

Sports Editor Tamar Willis will report live from the Westside JCC tonight beginning at 7:30 p.m.  JV game starts at 6.

Firehawks boys basketball is champion of Yaffee tournament

Rachel Lester, Managing Editor

November 22, 2011

After a four-year absence from the annual David A. Yaffe Basketball Tournament, the Firehawks  returned to Houston last week to win the boys' championship Nov. 20 for the first time, while the girls' team took fourth place. “It felt amazing to win the tournaments,” said boys co-captain Yossi Halpert. “We got destroyed in our first game. Instead of giving up we kept...

Hallway mania: Students watch live streaming of Houston basketball tournament

November 21, 2011

Shouts, whoops, groans and clapping filled the halls today as for the first time ever students in school could watch online live streaming of a Firehawk...

Basketball almost wins in first CIF quarterfinals

Leona Fallas, Senior Staff Writer

March 10, 2011

Shalhevet’s Boys’ Basketball team suffered a gut-wrenching 64–62 loss at its first-ever CIF quarterfinal playoff game Feb. 22 in Santa Barbara. After leading for most of regulation play and two overtimes, in the final seconds the Firehawks fell to the Bishop Garcia Diego Cardinals in front of a crowd dozens of Shalhevet fans bused in at administration expense. It was...

Live blog of basketball playoff game in Santa Barbara

Zev Hurwitz, Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2011

Editor-in-Chief Zev Hurwitz is filing reports from the Ford CIF Division 6 Quarterfinals at Bishop Garcia Diego High School in Santa Barbara.  It's the first time any team has made it to a division quarterfinal in Shalhevet history. 8:45 FINAL SCORE: Bishop Garcia Diego defeats Firehawks 64 - 62 in double overtime. 8:42 p.m. Bishop layup -- Bishop lead 64 - 62, 3.6 ...

Girls’ and boys’ basketball teams both make playoffs; boys’ team is 9th seed

Zev Hurwitz, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2011

Pairings for the 2011 CIF Southern Section Basketball playoffs were announced Sunday at 1:40 and both the Firehawk boys’ and girls’ teams are in contention for section championships. This year marks the first that both teams will enter the postseason. The boys team, Mulholland League co-champions were named as the number nine seed in the 32 team bracket while the unseeded...