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Playoff Brackets Published

Valley Torah to play Santa Ynez in first round of playoffs this Wednesday.

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Varsity Senior Night 2018


Ryan Turell Makes Elite Players List

The legend of Valley Torah High School Jewish hoops hero Ryan Turell continues to grow.

After hitting the 40-point mark several times in this, his senior season, the 6-foot-6 combo guard dropped 60 points last month in a victory over Lancaster Baptist, setting the Jewish Hoops America single-game record. He’s also easily on pace to eclipse the Jewish Hoops America single-season scoring record…. Read more


Big Dunk


Big Games This Week


The Valley Torah Boys Varsity basketball team will face off against Santa Clarita this  Tuesday (January 30) at Crespi at 8:00 PM. Both teams are 10-0 in league play. The winner of tomorrows game will be league champions.

Then on Motzaei Shabbos, Valley Torah plays Shalhevet at Heritage Christian HS in North Valley at 8:30 PM.


VTHS vs. YULA Tonight

The game is scheduled for tonight at 8:15 at Pierce College. We will live blog the score in this post.

Waiting for tipoff…

We win the tipoff and score first. YULA hits a three. We respond with a three and lead 5-3. And another 8-4. Fast-break, 10-4. Three minutes left in the first, 14-7 VT. End of first quarter, Valley Torah leads 18-12.

Second quarter. YULA scores two foul shots. We traded threes. 21-17. Five minutes left in the half, 28-22. Three minutes left 32-28.

At the end of the first half, Valley Torah leads 36-30.

Valley Torah moves ahead 45-32. Two minutes left 50-35.

Middle of fourth, we lead 63-39. Three minutes left in the game, 75-43.

Final score: Valley Torah wins 75-46!


Valley Torah vs. YULA This Motzaei Shabbos

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Valley Torah and YULA first met head-to-head in 1979. Join us this Motzaei Shabbos (January 6) at 8:15 PM at the Pierce College gym as the Valley Torah varsity team faces off with YULA once again.


Glouberman Tournament Champions

Valley Torah won it’s second tournament championship this season by beating Frisch 54-52 to take home the Shalhevet Glouberman Tournament trophy!



VTHS Basketball Ranked #1 in Nation

After our tournament win in Memphis, Jewish Hoops America ranked the Valley Torah Basketball Team #1 in the nation.



Valley Torah Takes Memphis

IMG_9624.jpegThe Valley Torah Boys Varsity Basketball team beat Milken to win the championship of the Cooper Invitational Basketball Tournament in Memphis. Ryan Turell scored a tournament high 41 points to lead VTHS in the 61-58 win in overtime. Ryan was named MVP of the tournament.



VTHS Represents at the Maccabiah

Max Leibowitz, VTHS class of 2017, was the team captain of the USA 18U Basketball team in this years Maccabiah. Max leads team to a 5-0 record and the gold medal vs. Israel.



Slam Dunk

Valley Torah beat MTA by a score of 49-32 in it’s latest game at the Sarachek Tournament. Here is a highlight from the game.


Basketball Team in the Air

The Varsity team (and Rabbi Stulberger) are on the way to New York for the YU Sarachek Tournament.


Basketball Team Update


For only the second time in VTHS history, the Varsity Basketball team made it to the CIF Semifinals. Unfortunately, we lost a hard fought battle to Holy Martyrs by the score of 65-59. Thank you Coach Lior Schwartzberg for your hard work.

The season is not over yet: The team will be heading to New York this week for the YU Sarachek Tournament. We are seeded 5th in the Tournament and our first game will be Thursday, March 2 at 4:00 PM PST. You can follow the team and even watch the games live at the Sarachek website.

The students need to cover their own travel and other tournament expenses. For many of them, this will be impossible without your help. Please help our boys get to the tournament by visiting the VTHS Sports Giving Page.


CIF Semifinals This Week!

We’ve made it to the CIF Basketball Semifinals! We will battle it out against Holy Martyrs Armenian HS on Motzaei Shabbos for a spot in the CIF 5AA Championship Game.

The game begins at 8:30 PM this Saturday night (February 25) at Holy Martyrs in Encino. Come early to make sure you get a seat.

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