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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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CIF Basketball Playoff Brackets 2016-2017

CIF released the brackets for this year’s playoffs. Valley Torah has a bye in the first round and will play the winner of a wild card match.

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Basketball Team in the News


Basketball Team Senior Night


Score is tied at 44, 3 seconds left

JV was playing AGBU – our arch rival – the score was tied at 44 with 3 seconds left. We took out the ball from the far end of the court. See what happened below.


Milken Tournament

VTHS Varsity Basketball beat Milken 70-68 to grab third place in the tournament. Max Leibowitz and Ryan Turell were chosen to the All Tournament Team.


Baskets Going Up

The basketball standards are going up today on our new recreation area. 


Jewish Journal on VTHS Basketball and Ryan Turell

On a recent afternoon in the gymnasium of Emek Hebrew Academy in Sherman Oaks, the squeaking of sneakers on hardwood and shouts of “Defense!” and “Screen right!” echo off the empty bleachers. Valley Torah High School’s basketball team is here to practice — with one noticeable standout.

In between drills, a gangly 6-foot-5-inch teenager with a loose-fitting red practice jersey and a black yarmulke clipped to his blond hair leaps effortlessly toward the basket and dunks the ball with two hands. He hangs briefly on the rim, lands, then smiles sheepishly, revealing braces on his teeth…. Read more


It Won’t Look Like This Tomorrow

Construction of our new recreation area has been moving at a fast pace. Over the last few weeks, the workers have been preparing the area and constructing the forms to pour the concrete.

They beginning pouring the concrete tomorrow (Friday)!

Here is a time-lapse video that shows you the work they have been doing.

Here are two pictures of the future basketball court.

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And, here is a picture of the future volleyball court in the back of the property.



Contract Signed

The contract with Sport Court of Southern California to build the the recreation area was signed today. Construction next door to the Boys Division should begin next week!



All-CIF First Team

Mazal Tov to Ryan Turell on being voted by CIFSS as a member of the ALL-CIFSS team. He is the only player from an LA Jewish school to make it to the First Team.



Back from NY

The VTHS Varsity Basketball team is back from New York.

Valley Torah went 2-1 at the Saracheck Tournament and finished in 5th place. Ryan Turell and Max Leibowitz were chosen to the All Tournament Team.  Both Turell, a sophomore, and Leibowitz, a junior, will be back playing for the Wolfpack next season!