The Boiling Point

WINNERS:   LA Rams running back Todd Gurley receives a hand-off from quarterback Jared Goff in the team's 30 - 22 victory over the Cowboys Saturday night.

Poll shows Firehawks favor Rams as both LA teams make NFL playoffs

January 13, 2019

The results are in. Whatever happens in this weekend’s playoff games, the Los Angeles Rams have thus far won the contest for loyalty among most Shalheve...

AFTERMATH:    Red Sox players meet the news media in Dodger Stadium after winning the World Series four games to one  Oct. 29.  The stands above them, which had been a sea of blue and white, had mostly emptied out -- except for Boston fans, dressed in red.

World Series loss saddens most – but not all – Shalhevet baseball fans

October 31, 2018

UPDATED Nov. 11, 2018 The drought continues. With the Dodgers coming fresh out of a critical, 5-1 Game 7 victory against the Milwaukee Brewer...

MIXED:   Dodger and Red Sox fans ate chicken wings and watched Game 2 of World Series together on Oct. 24 in the cafeteria.

Loss doesn’t dampen spirits as Dodger and Red Sox fans watch Game 2 of World Series together after school

October 26, 2018

Nineteen students and faculty members gathered in the cafeteria to watch Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday night, but for the Dodger fans who were th...

CELEBRATE:    Dodgers celebrated on the field in Milwaukee after their division-winning defeat of the Brewers Oct. 20.

Excitement, optimism at Shalhevet as Dodgers advance to World Series

October 23, 2018

Special festivities are planned at Shalhevet to celebrate the Dodgers making the World Series and to cheer them on, but most will be on the series’ s...

FANS:    The Lakers have not had a big star since Kobe Bryant retired in 2016. “In my perspective, it will restore the credibility and legitimacy of the Lakers,” said junior and Firehawk girls basketball star Kiku Shaw.  (Ty Nowell/Los Angeles Lakers)

‘LA-BRON!’ Blockbuster deal thrills Laker fans

October 17, 2018

When former Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, who is widely believed to be the best basketball player of his time, signed a 4-year contract worth $153.3 million with the...

UNITY: Members of the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars locked arms as one player knelt during the National Anthem before their game against the Baltimore Ravens Sept. 24.

COLUMN: To kneel or not to kneel: that is not the question

October 22, 2017

Around the NFL, players are kneeling during the National Anthem to protest our president and racial discrimination around the United States. Players and owners are uniting to stand up for what they believe, and I support them.

DODGERS: Players rejoice after their 9-3 victory over the Padres on September 25.

COLUMN: Dodgers we love it!

October 2, 2017

When you go to a Dodger game at Dodger Stadium and they win, Randy Newman’s “I Love LA” rings through the stadium. The song is all about LA pride...

Live blog of Super Bowl commercials

Live blog of Super Bowl commercials

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...

Kent's Calls: Bandwagoners miss the point of fandom

Kent’s Calls: Bandwagoners miss the point of fandom

January 23, 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...

 A photo-illustration from the Chargers' Facebook page.

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

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 wou...

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...

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

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

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 spor...

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