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Time to Celebrate

The team came back to a school-wide celebration of their championship.


Championship Game Highlights


THE Moment

Johnny Dan about to make the block heard round the world. Just what we needed to seal the Sarachek championship.

Here is the video:


VTHS Wins Sarachek!!

VTHS beat DRS 55-45 to take home the Sarachek championship trophy!

We were up by more than 10 points before DRS started a comeback. We were up by just one point when the most amazing 32 seconds of VT basketball took place:


Championship Game Live Now

Valley Torah is playing DRS live now for the Sarachek championship. Right now, we are up 31-22 at the end of the half. You can watch at the Macslive Youtube site.

Rabbi Stulberger met with Rabbi Ari Berman, President of YU, before the game.

The Boys Division is watching the game from home:


Win in Sarachek Semifinal

Valley Torah beat TABC 45-34 in the Sarachek semifinals round. We will face off with DRS at 11:00 AM PDT on Monday for the championship game! You can watch the game live at the Macslive YouTube channel.

The team celebrated their win at Mocha Burger in Manhattan with Rabbi Stulberger.


Seniors and Team in NY

The Boys Division seniors joined the team in New York for the YU Sarachek tournament. Valley Torah (#2 seed) will be playing MTA (#15 seed) today at 2:30 PM PDT. Watch live at


Rabbi Biron Hesped for R. Chaim Kanievsky ztl

Rabbi Biron delivered a hesped for R. Chaim Kanievsky today.


Purim Chagigah 5722

The room was rocking at our Western Purim Chagigah.


Historic Year

Our Boys Division Basketball team ended the year second in the CIF State Southern Region. We won the first three rounds in both the CIF Southern Section and CIF State playoffs. Coach Lior Schwartzberg was named the Coach of the Year and Johny Dan was named Player of the Year for Division 4A. (BTW Johny Dan is the leading high school scorer in CA and #5 in the nation)

And it’s not over yet… The boys are leaving for New York where they are seeded #2 for the YU Sarachek Tournament.


Top Scoring Player – Jonny Dan

Valley Torah’s Jonny Dan’s 934 points this season pushes his near the top of the nationwide scoring list!


News Coverage and Video Recap

Here is a video recap of last night’s win and some coverage of the game in the press.

NOTE: This is the first time in CIF State history that any 16 seeded team makes it to the Regional Finals.

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History in the Making

Valley Torah won the CIF State Regional Semifinal game vs. Millikan 72-59!

Our next game is the Regional Final this Tuesday in San Diego vs . Scripps Ranch. This is farther into the State Championship than any Jewish team has every gone before!

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Here is the newest bracket:


Seniors vs. Staff and BBQ

The VTHS Boys Division Rosh Chodesh Adar II activities began with a gala BBQ lunch and was followed by an exciting seniors vs. staff basketball game. The staff came out strong and put up a big lead. But, the steam ran out of the staff machine and the seniors came back eke out a win, 32-29.


On to the Third Round

Valley Torah defeated Chatsworth High School (yes, the big public school) by a score of 69-49! We are moving forward to the third round of the CIF State Championship. It seems that we will be playing on Moatzaei Shabbos in Long Beach against Millikan.

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Here is the bracket and some pictures: