SUNDAY EDITION for BEARSPORTSNEWS for 9/14

This week there’s a potpourri of Bear Accomplishments

  • ’02 Aschenbach wins an auto racing CHAMPIONSHIP

  • A Must Read senior profile

  • Records of the varsity football opponents

  • Alumni news from

    • Lacrosse

    • Cross-country

    • Football—6 of 8 Bears played in games; three started; two scored points

    • Water polo

    • Soccer – a Bear scored a game winning goal!

Professional Auto Racing

Lawson Aschenbach ‘02 and his Blackdog Speed Shop Team Chevy Camaro program are Champions!

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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Senior Profiles

Johari Johnson #1, DB, RB/WR

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(Ordinarily each boy picks a favorite photograph of himself usually in some action shot; it is significant that Johari chose to use a picture with his fellow seniors!)

  1. When did you start playing football?

I started playing football at the age of 5 playing center and defensive end.

  1. What is your time in the 40 yd. dash and what’s your best bench weight?

 

This summer I was able to meet my goal of running a mid to high 4.4 in the 40 yard dash and my best bench press is 230lbs.

  1. What is your favorite college football team and college football player?

My favorite college football team is Ohio State and my favorite college football player is Braxton Miller.

  1. What is your favorite moment during any Landon sports event in which you played?

My favorite moment during a Landon sporting event was when we beat Bullis to win the IAC my sophomore season of football.

  1. What is your favorite course/faculty member at Landon?

My favorite course would have to be History. I do not have a favorite faculty member because they have helped me to try and reach my full potential in the classroom.

  1. What is your favorite non-sports related activity–community service, music, painting, sculpture, photography, independent paper, debate, drama, poem, extracurricular activity, etc.?

I love ceramic, when I’m having a bad day I can just sit down and get lost in whatever I am trying to make.

  1. What is your nickname (if any) and how did you get it?

I have been called Jay by many of my friends outside of school for some reason so I guess it has stuck to me over the years.

  1. Describe yourself in 3 words? How would your parents describe you in 3 words?

My mom says I am selfless, virtuous, and compassionate. I would say I am enthusiastic, motivated, and athletic.

  1. What’s on your iPod?

I have a little bit of everything on my ipod except for country music.

  1. Tell us one thing (interesting) that your teammates do not know about you.

When I was in 6th grade I took ballet and to this day it has helped me with my athleticism.

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Landon Opponents Results
team 8/29 9/6 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/2 10/11 10/18 10/24 11/1 11/8
AACS 1-2 x 41-20 DE Christian 13-40 Severn
BL 1-2 0-14 Parkville x 19-24

Mt. St. Joe

Palotti 4-1 3 wins 10-0 Severn x
PVI 1-2 14-56 O’Connell 27-31 Flint Hill 41-3 Potomac x
SPS 1-2 7-27 Loyola 19-31 Hereford 41-20 Delone Catholic x
EHS 1-0 dnp dnp 44-7 Oak Hill x
 
SSSA 1-2 F’burg Christian 14-21 14-38 St. Christophers 32-0

Mercersburg

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BS 1-1 dnp 14-20 Mt. St. Joe’s 29-28 (3o/t) Spaulding x
GP 1-2 27-26 FUMA 21-27 Bishop McNamara 3-38 Gonzaga x
StA 1-1 dnp 12-0 Annacostia 6-38 Ireton   x

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Cross Country

 

Mac Hightower, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Cross Country ran in the UC Riverside in 29:20.9 to help his team to a 3rd place finish.

 

Jack Gilbert, cross country, Gordon College’ Scots ran in UNE Invitational-no results reported.

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Lacrosse

Canada

Trey Lundelius, McGill, played in a 14-4 victory over Carleton and in the game against Queen’s his team won 14-7 but no individual stats issued.

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College Football

 

BEAR YEAR # POSITION COLLEGE Next  GAME NOTES
1 Myles Allen ‘17 32 RB Rochester 38-21 Alfred State started20 carries 73 yards 1 TD
2 Justin Cort ‘18 41 RB Sewanee 21-19 Sewanee played
3 Jules Desroches ‘18 55 DL Kenyon 28-47 Oberlin dnp
4 Hunter Davis ‘17 staff Stetson 0-49

Mercer

5 Anthony Fullum ‘17 34 CB W& M 29-14

Norfolk State

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6 Terrence Fullum ‘15 49 DL Richmond 42-17 Hampton Started, 1 solo 2 ass’ts
7 Vincent Kindfuller ‘16 60 DL MIT 38-13 Becker played
8 Obai Kamara ‘17 87 TE Davidson 24-52 VMI played
9 Max Lehrman ‘15 90 DE Amherst 9/20 Bates
10 Dillon Rupp ‘15 91 FB Bucknell bye
11 Dominique Seagears ‘18 15 DB/WR Trinity 9/20 Colby —–
12 Ben Spiritos ‘15 77 OL Dartmouth 9/20 Central Conn.
13 Matt Underhill ‘17 90 PK W&L 19-21 Sewanee 2/4 FGs, 1 PAT

Ave. KO 56.8 yds

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Bear Water Polo Trax

 

Rob Spencer and Aidan Kelso return for the Connecticut College Camels. Their first match is against Harvard 9/14

Carter Lipnick, Pomona-Pitzer’s Sagehens fell 9-10 to La Verne, no further information available.

Bear Diving SPLASHES

Jordan Gear senior year as a USC Trojan diver when he flies off the dive tower at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on 10/18

 

BEAR SOCCER TRAX

The Gators of Allegheny beat La Roche 1-0 Grove City with Nick Dias (starting and getting a Shot on Goal) and Scott Powell coming in to score THE WINNING goal. The team then lost to Carnegie Mellon 0-3; Nick played.

Zach Fingerhut, Wake Forest University, beat Cleveland State 4-1and beat NC State 2-1.

 

Bear Rugby Trax

Jack Sears Colby Mules 9/13 @ University of New England. No results available.

 

James Johnston’s Elon Rugby Club beat Charlotte 21-0

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Landon Football 21 Palotti 6

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(courtesy GoLandon.com)

The Bears traveled up to Laurel to face their second MIAA school in a row and the Panthers entered the game with a 4-0 record including an impressive win over much publicized Avalon. While Landon scored 21 points, the game turned on their tenacious defense which held the home team’s offense scoreless (their only score was a fumble recovery) and was stopped on TFLs, 4th-down-and-short’s, fumbles, interception and a missed field goal. The offense was led by Johari Johnson’s run and receptions for TDs (8 rushes for 72 yards and 1 TD; 1 reception 30 yards and 1 TD; plus 1 interception), and his teammates totaled 332 yards of rushing.

Both teams exchanged the ball back and forth much for the 1st quarter. The Bears’ initial drive seemed to have problems moving the ball; maybe it was a missing starting lineman, maybe it was the opponents’ defensive scheme. The D forced a three-an-out and it. Landon took over and it was clear that the Landon offensive system was corrected. They drove the ball 48 yards in 10 plays only to turn the ball over on an interception. The Panthers showed some O with a 9 play drive, but their QB was introduced on successive plays to Keith Simms and Kolby Williams who recorded Tackles For Loss. The home team had to punt.

END OF FIRST QUARTER BEARS 0 PANTHERS O

As the scoreboard rolled from Q1 to Q2, Landon had a short drive ending in a fumble with a long Panther return. The Bear D faced a challenge and after 6 plays the home team’s Field Goal missed. Now the Bears drove 11 plays, but another fumble was returned the ball 67 yards for their only score @ 3:45. The PAT missed. Panthers 6 Bears 0.

The advantage was short lived. After the kick-off return, the Bears set up 56 yards from their goal line. A perfectly executed inside reverse resulted in a fast TD run by Johari. A good snap by Jack Concannon, a good hold by Griffin Brown and a good kick by Cameron Drooz gave the Bears a 7-6 lead @ 3:25.

The Panthers responded with a first down but Landon countered with defensive fury. In successive plays, Keith got a TFL on a run play, Joe Gagnon did the same on the next play and then Kolby sacked the Panther QB and caused a fumble which was recovered by Joe (there was quite a pile so others may have helped grab the ball).

Bears first and ten from the Pallotti 21, but a holding penalty moved it back. Two plays later Rob Adkins hit Johari (above picture) for a 30 yard TD pass @0:21. The Concannon-Brown-Drooz combination made the PAT. Bears 14 Panthers 6

One play by the Panthers brought an end to the 2nd quarter.

HALFTIME BEARS 14 PANTHERS 6

A well-executed Landon “pooch” kick-off hit the field about the 30 yard line and the first player to touch (and recover) it was senior co-captain Paul Padalino. Bears first and ten there led to three runs and a Colton Rupp 1 yard TD blast @ 10:44. After two Bear penalties, the PAT team nailed it from 13 yards to make it Bears 21 Panthers 6

Much to their credit, the home team did not quit and put together a 7 play 68 yard drive setting up a 4th and goal at the Landon 4, but Koko Avedisian recovered a fumble. Landon had three offensive plays with little result and had to punt from the end zone. The defense was going to be challenged again. Six Panthers’ plays were stopped by a TFL by Koko and Paul. The visitors started on their own 20 and had to punt again.

The home team got the ball with expectations of getting a score. That ambition was ended when Bear DB Johari made a VERY athletic interception outfighting a bigger Panther for the ball and “Jay” showed his balletic skills landing his feet inches from the out-of-bounds line [BE SURE TO SEE #1’s Senior Profile tomorrow]. The Bears incurred another penalty on 1st down (game total 10 for 70 yards) and on the next play ran. End of period.

END OF THIRD QUARTER BEARS 21 PANTHERS 6

First play from scrimmage, Johari sprinted 71 yards for a TD only to see a flag thrown; a similar penalty-nullifying long run occurred last week against Boys Latin. The penalty cause a 26 yard goal for a 1st down; so the Bears were unable to maintain control of the ball. The home team mounted another drive of 7 plays, but on 4th the Pallotti QB was forced to an intentional grounding when a host of Bears had him in their collective grasp.

With 7:57 remaining the Bear O line (unfortunately my notes with the players who fought in the trenches were lost) and running game maintained control. Runs by Robbie (game totals 8 runs for 61 yards), Colton (20 for 97), Josh Hunter (12 for 88), Joey Epstein (8 for 61) (team total 50 carries for 332 yards) consumed the remainder of the game. With the ball on the Pallotti 3 yard line, Robbie, who had pulled out some key 1st downs on swift sweeps, now took a knee twice. Good call, coaches!

FINAL BEARS 21 PANTHERS 6

 

BEAT PAUL VI home 9/21 4:30pm

Published in: on September 13, 2014 at 9:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

BearSportsNews– Sunday Edition

Good variety of news:

·        Varsity Cross Country has a good 1st meet (plus very promising results from the Middle School team)

·        Two good senior profiles

·        Records of the varsity football opponents

·        Alumni news from

o   Lacrosse (World Championship and Canada)

o   Cross-country

o   Football (2 Bears started and a 3rd got playing time)

o   Water polo

o   soccer (2 played and one started/scored)

Landon Takes Second at the Lake Forest Cross Country Festival

Felton Delaware

September 6, 2014

By Thomas Drescher

Landon cross country enjoyed a successful day of racing at the Lake Forest Cross Country Festival in Felton, Delaware, despite oppressive weather conditions. More than 40 Bears made the long trip to Killens Pond State Park after a grueling week of training, and the team enjoyed standout performances from a host of runners.

The varsity squad outpaced 16 other teams, finishing second overall as McDonogh put three runners in the top four and ran away with first place. Two Landon runners earned top-15 medalist honors: Junior Captain Ben Gilbert (9th) and sophomore rookie Wesley Feldman (14th), whose extraordinary performance has altered the fortunes of the varsity squad for this season and beyond. Sophomores Will Powell (30th) and Jack Chlopak (32nd) secured key spots for the Bears, and Ari “Mono-Shoe” Chadda (40th) rounded out Landon’s scoring effort. Fellow freshman speedsters Kevin Tsai and Peter King both finished with sub-20 times, helping to keep the pressure on their teammates.

The varsity B Bears were led by Senior Captain Matt Wellington (12th), who seemed unphased by the heat and earned another piece of hardware for his team. Landon placed seventh overall in the varsity B race, but rebounded with a third place finish in JV Third Race competition thanks to top-15 finishes by Junior Logan Giles (7th), Junior Captain Henry “Bassus Rex” Smith (9th), and freshman Harsh Singh (12th). Many other Landon runners shrugged off the sultry conditions and posted excellent times in both races.

In the Middle School race, Tre’ Simmons set the course record in 12:00.04 flat and Baxter Brew completed his first ever 3200 meters 18:05.41.

The Bears will dedicate the next fortnight exclusively to training; they return to action later this month first for a home meet on September 17, then at the Musselman Invitational, where they hope to reclaim first place honors on a wildly challenging West Virginia course. Thanks to all family members who came out to support the team and provided refreshments. Special thanks to the Gilbert family for organizing snacks for our small army and to Mr. Gagarin for fearlessly piloting a large bus across a narrow bridge.

Complete Results can be found here.

Thanks Messrs. Drescher and Hunt for this GREAT report.

 

 Senior Profiles

 Colton Rupp,# 4, RB/LB

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1.     When did you start playing football?

I started playing football in 4th grade with Mr. Briscoe and Mr. Bednar when I came to Landon.  I was a defensive end.

2.     What is your time in the 40 yd. dash and what’s your best bench weight?

I haven’t tested my 40 since I was a freshman, and I can bench 220 pounds.

3.     What is your favorite college football team and college football player?

My favorite college football team is The Ohio State Buckeyes.  My Mom went there, and I went to a game at the Horseshoe when I was little.  My favorite players are Jameis Winston, and Carlos Hyde the running back from Ohio State last year

4.     What is your favorite moment during any Landon sports event in which you played?

My favorite moment while at Landon was my sophomore year when we played Bullis in the IAC Championship for Hockey.  It was 2-2 in the third period and I scored the game-winning goal.  The Landon cheering section was awesome, and I jumped into the boards like Ovechkin.  We had a great team that year.

5.     What is your favorite course/faculty member at Landon?

My favorite course was geometry with Mr. Sorkin sophomore year.  Mr. Sorkin knows everything about everything, and kept class very interesting.  I also enjoyed being taught Spanish by Mr. Norman; I think I have had him for 3 years going back to my middle school days.

6.     What is your favorite non-sports related activity–community service, music, painting, sculpture, photography, independent paper, debate, drama, poem, extracurricular activity, etc.?

I enjoy hanging out with my friends, and my brother.

7.     What is your nickname (if any) and how did you get it?

I have a couple nicknames.  Mr. Bordley started calling my brother Rupper when he was a senior, so I got called that as well.  Also, a lot of my friends call me Colt.  I rarely get called Colton, My last name Rupp is used most often.

8.     Describe yourself in 3 words? How would your parents describe you in 3 words?

I would describe myself as nice, caring, and having a good sense of humor.  I think my mom would probably say something along those lines.

9.     What’s on your iPod?

I listen to a lot of techno and remixes, my friends think I listen to too much of that.  I have a lot of Avicii, Nicky Romero, and Krewella.

10.                        Tell us one thing (interesting) that your teammates do not know about you.

I used to sail a lot when I was little at camps, and on the Eastern shore.

Paul Padalino, #57, Linebacker & Guard

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1.     When did you start playing football?

The first time I played contact football was in 6th grade, but I have played flag football since I was 5.

2.     What is your time in the 40 yd. dash and what’s your best bench weight?

My best 40 yd. dash time is a 4.86 and my best bench press weight is 300lbs.

3.     What is your favorite college football team and college football player?

I really do not have a favorite college football team, but when I was younger I rooted for Michigan. My favorite college football player is Chris Borland on Wisconsin.

4.     What is your favorite moment during any Landon sports event in which you played?

My favorite moment of any event that I have played in is the Bullis football game two years ago when we won at their place at night with the ‘Black Out’ Cheering Section.

5.     What is your favorite course/faculty member at Landon?

My favorite courses at Landon were Humanities with Mr. Derwinski and Mr. Dougherty and Mr. Sorkin’s Geometry Class.

6.     What is your favorite non-sports related activity–community service, music, painting, sculpture, photography, independent paper, debate, drama, poem, extracurricular activity, etc.?

My favorite non-sports related activity is the community service club I help run. It’s a club called the “Landon Local Heroes” and we have many projects throughout the year for local charities.

7.     What is your nickname (if any) and how did you get it?

I have a couple nicknames mainly because I share my name with my Dad. Some are: PJP, P, Pauly P, Pads (when I was younger).

8.     Describe yourself in 3 words? How would your parents describe you in 3 words?

The 3 words I would use to describe myself are loyal, honest, committed. My parents would probably describe “A good boy”

9.     What’s on your iPod?

I have a lot of music, being the resident DJ for the locker room. I have everything: Rap, Electronic, Rock and Roll, and Pop. My most played artist is most likely the rapper Wale.

10.                        Tell us one thing (interesting) that your teammates do not know about you.

One thing my teammates didn’t know until very recently was that I do yoga on a regular basis. I was able to introduce them to it this fall, where we participated in a class and they seemed to enjoy it.

 

Landon Opponents Results
team 8/29 9/6 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/2 10/11 10/18 10/24 11/1 11/8
AACS 1-1 x 41-20 DE Christian
BL 1-1 0-14 Parkville x
Palotti 1-0 dnp 10-0 Severn x
PVI 0-2 14-56 O’Connell 27-31 Flint Hill x
SPS 0-2 7-27 Loyola 19-31 Hereford x
EHS 0-0 dnp dnp x
 
SSSA 0-2 F’burg Christian 14-21 14-38 St. Christophers   x
BS 0-0 dnp Mt. St. Joe’s 9/8 4:30pm x
GP 0-2 27-26 FUMA 21-27 Bishop McNamara x
StA 1-0 dnp 12-0 Annacostia   x

Cross Country

 

 

Mac Hightower, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Cross Country ran in the Nationball Classic where they beat Westmont 15-50 on a course which includes a bike path, the beach and  ordinary grass. No individual  results reported on the college’s website.

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 Mac showing his Nats’ loyalty! (from Facebook)

Jack Gilbert, cross country, Gordon College’ Scots came in 6th in the Jack’s 19:26 placed him 60th in a field of 138 at the Mayflower Classic. He finished with three teammates.
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Lacrosse

The World Competitions at Denver

David Taylor ’99 (playing for the Belgian Team; right) ran into Cameron Archibald ’00 (playing for the BYU team) in a practice game for the World Championships. Other Bears who played for BYU (not sure if in this game or during their careers) include Rex Hardy’96 and Jordan Archibald ’97.

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OTHERS BEARS AT THE WORLDS ?

Canada

Trey Lundelius played for McGill in his and the team’s 1st game of the fall season in a 15-4 road victory over the Ottawa Gee-Gee. Their 16 game fall season includes games against US teams, Plattsburgh and UMass-Lowell.

 

College Football

BEAR YEAR # POSITION COLLEGE Next  GAME NOTES
1 Myles Allen ‘17 32 RB Rochester 9/13 Alfred State A
2 Justin Cort ‘18 41 RB Sewanee 13-31 Depauw dnp
3 Jules Desroches ‘18 55 DL Kenyon 11-29 Marietta College
4 Hunter Davis ‘17 staff Stetson 12-54FL Tech
5 Anthony Fullum ‘17 34 CB W& M 42-14 Hampton dnp
6 Terrence Fullum ‘15 49 DL Richmond 13-45UVa Start as NT 2 ass’t
7 Vincent Kindfuller ‘16 60 DL MIT 28-12 Pomona-Pitzer dnp
8 Obai Kamara ‘17 87 TE Davidson 56-0College of Faith7-35 Catabawa played
9 Max Lehrman ‘15 90 DE Amherst 9/20 Bates
10 Dillon Rupp ‘15 91 FB Bucknell 22-0 Marist dnp
11 Dominique Seagears ‘18 15 DB/WR Trinity 9/20 Colby
12 Ben Spiritos ‘15 77 OL Dartmouth 9/20 Central Conn.
13 Matt Underhill ‘17 90 PK W&L 17-20Averett 2PATs. 1/1FG3K/O 57.7 yds.
  DNP=did not play *no participation info provided

 

 

 

Bear Water Polo Trax

 

Rob Spencer and Aidan Kelson return for the Connecticut College Camels. Their first match is against Harvard 9/14

 

Carter Lipnick, Pomona-Pitzer’s  Sagehens fell in their opener 17-6 to No. 6 Long Beach State and then dropped a 15-6 match to No. 7 UC Santa Barbara.

Bear Diving Splashes

Jordan Gear senior year as a USC Trojan diver when he flies off the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on 10/18

 

BEAR Soccer Trax

The Gators of Allegheny College with Bears Nick Dias and Scott Powell tied Grove City with Nick (a starter) scoring a goal and Scott playing. The team then lost to 1-2 to Geneva. Nick started again and Scot had a shot on goal.

Zach Fingerhut, Wake Forest University, lost to Cal 1-4 and then beat UConn 2-1.

 

Bear Rugby Trax

Jack Sears Colby Mules 9/13 @ University of New England

Published in: on September 7, 2014 at 10:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

Landon Football 28 BOYS LATIN 31

The Bears traveled to West Lake Avenue to meet an MIAA foe on their fancy renovated field. Both teams displayed great spirit, but the Lakers made some key plays in the last quarter to earn a 31-28 win.

Yes, it was 100° on the field, but the Bears’ summer conditioning served them well; the visitors had fewer cramped players. The Baltimore referees found more fault with Landon’s play, however those calls did not decide the game. The margin of victory was literally the BL punter and placekicker. His field goal was the score differential and his booming high punts kept the Bears at bay. He’s already committed to be a member of the Wake Forest 2020 recruiting class.

Landon received the kick off (in the end zone) and drove 80 yards in 8 plays. The BL defense could not cope with the Bear blocking and they had problems tackling Messrs. Johari Johnson, Colton Rupp and Josh Hunter. An inside reverse by Johari mystified the Lakers so he scooted the last 16 yards for a TD. Jake Howard had the PAT at 9:13 to take a BEARS 7 LAKERS 0 lead.

BL got the ball at its 38 yard line and drove the ball 39 yards where their talented PK hit a 41 yard field goal. At 5:49 BEARS 7 LAKERS 3.

Starting at their won 20 Josh and Colton moved the ball on two consecutive long runs, but the 3rd play resulted in a fumble.

The Landon D was able to force a punt after 3 plays with Keith Simms’ knock down of a Laker pass as a key play.

The Bear offense returned to the field and attacked. Runs by Josh, Colton and Johari resulted in a nine play drive with Johari taking it in from 48 yards out; Jake’s PAT made it BEARS 14 LAKERS 3 at 7:35.

BL decided to go to the air and two passes were incomplete while the 3rd down attempt was brought to sudden end with a Keith sack. The BL punt gave Landon the ball, but the Bear O had to return the ball after three plays.

The Laker passing attack tested Landon’s secondary, but Tommy Crittenberger and Luke Kurtz successfully defended against the receivers. Landon got the ball with 3:28 left in the half but were unable to score.

HALFTIME BEARS 14 LAKERS 3

 

The Lakers came out of halftime to receive the ball and try to solve the Bears’ defense; three plays later they punted. A Landon 12 play drive ended in a fumble, but the visitors were able to stifle BL again. The Wake Forrest recruit boomed a high punt and at the end of the exchange, the home team had the ball close to their own goal. Two plays later they scored their first TD on a pass. LAKERS 10 BEARS 14 with 3:33 remaining in the 3rd quarter.

Landon’s offense was now met with an energized BL defense and had to punt after 5 plays. With 1:15 the Lakers took the ball; two incompletes and one sack (by Koko Avedisian) created the hope that the visitors might get the ball back. The high risk/high reward of the Lakers’ spread formation passing attack clicked with a 23 yard TD to start the 4th period.

END OF 3RD QUARTER LAKERS 17 BEARS 14

The offense was having a tough time dealing with the BL’s run blitzes and to punt to the home team. The kick was caught on the fly and 70 yards later the Laker returner scored LAKERS 24 BEARS 14 at 10:00.

It could have been very easy for the Bears to fold, it was extremely hot and two bad bounces had changed the momentum. Much to their credit, they mounted a 12 play drive with runs by Robbie Adkins, Colton, Josh, Julius Kindfuller, Joey Epstein and Tommy Crittenberger. Robbie found Julius with a 16 yard pass for a TD at 5:35. The 2 point PAT attempt failed. LAKERS 24 BEARS 21.

The home team drove the ball 65 yards in 5 plays and scored at 3:44. LAKERS 31 BEARS 21

Landon’s comeback was interrupted by a Laker interception, but two plays later the possession was returned to the visitors with a fumble. With 3:07 remaining Robbie found Joey for a 44 yard TD pass. LAKERS 31 BEARS 28.

The Bear D got the ball back with 1:05 remaining, but another interception foiled a Landon miracle.

FINAL SCORE LAKERS 31 BEARS 28

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BOYS LATIN PREVIEW

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  • First game vs. Parkville, lost 0-14

  • 2013 6-3

  • 2012 5-5

 This year’s squad: six players of 200# or more per MaxPreps

# Name Position Gr. Ht Wt
anthony wyler RB Sr. 5-7 165
charles stokes WR Sr.
1 desmond banks CB So.
2 Stephon Hill CB, FS, QB Sr. 5-11 180
5 Sam Bowen CB Jr. 5-11 160
6 Gavin Callahan WR Sr. 6-0 170
7 Jerel Archer RB Sr. 5-10 160
9 Logan Wisnauskas QB Jr. 6-4 190
10 Cody Hess RB Jr. 5-10 185
11 preston waters OLB, SS Sr. 6-1 220
13 Dom Maggio K, P Jr. 6-2 135
17 braden atkinson WR So.
18 Myles Cohen WR Sr. 5-10 180
20 Brock Sassler C So. 5-10 188
23 luke brown TE Sr.
24 bo dudley WR Jr.
25 Andrew Murrow OLB Jr. 6-1 190
33 ryan shaw TE Jr.
39 richie wicklund DE Sr.
40 Rocco Bruno MLB Sr. 5-9 185
42 William Wingo OLB, TE, FB Sr. 6-2 192
43 Gavin Howell MLB Sr. 6-1 231
44 Matthew Sacks OLB Sr.
50 Matthew Marshall G Sr.
51 Dimitri Lezcano DE, T, FB Sr. 6-1 240
52 andrew samm OLB Sr.
52 Devin Shewell T, DE Sr.
53 Nick Morton C, DT Sr. 5-11 235
54 jake rubenstein G Sr.
55 Michael Shortt G, NG Sr.
56 marc black G Jr.
58 Tyler Steinberg C Sr.
60 Danny Robinson C Sr.
65 Tyler Jarman T, DT Sr. 6-5 240
66 charlie ikle DT Jr.
70 shamar wilson DE Jr.
71 Max Keefe C Jr.
72 Victor Dimukeje DE So. 6-0 198
73 Alec Blume T So. 4-4 210
80 Dylan Gaines DE Sr.
82 Davy lizana WR Jr. 6-2 182

 

 

Some internet research–

LB: #11 Preston Waters, sr., 6-1, 210 2nd team All State Private Schools http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2388040/highlights/114067375– includes the Landon game last year.

C #53 Nick Morton, sr , C,DT, 5-11, 235; highlights http://www.ncsasports.org/football-recruiting/md/baltimore/boys-latin-school-of-maryland/nick-morton3 includes Landon 2013 game

S/CB/QB #2 Stephon Hill, sr, 5-11, 180 has a recruiting page

MLB #43 Gavin Howell, sr, 6-1, 231, highlights http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3019973/highlights/94618382 includes 2013 2013 Landon game

DE/T/FB #51 Dimitri Lezcano,sr 6-1, 240, highlights http://www.hudl.com/athlete/878020/dimitri-lezcano

 

K/P #13 Dom Maggio, jr, 6-2, 135 ranked 3rd in Football Kickers Class of 2016

Landon Opponents Results
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AACS x
BL 0-14 Parkville x
Palotti dnp x
PVI 14-56 O’Connell x
SPS 7-27 Loyola x
EHS dnp x
 
SSSA 14-21

Fredricksburg Christian

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BS dnp x
GP 27-26

FUMA

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StA dnp   x

 

Published in: on September 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

SUNDAY EDITION for BEARSPORTSNEWS for 8/31

The first Fall Sunday Edition, a weekly feature of BSN where a wide panoply of information is covered, is full of interesting Bear news

  • from the current Varsity Football Senior Profile

  • from professional Bear Athletes (auto racing and basketball)

  • from Bears playing college

    • basketball

    • cross country,

    • fall lacrosse (Canada),

    • football

    • water polo

    • diving

    • soccer and

    • rugby

  • hopefully all of the Bears playing Fall college sports are captured here, IF ANYONE WAS MISSED, please send sandy_murdock@yahoo.com an email

  • PICTURES, PICTURES, PICTURES of these Bears from Moms, Dads and friends are most appreciated.

Who knew that Bears are talented at so many sports? These boys are also quite able in other dimensions; we try to track those accomplishments here, too. Again, leads on paintings, plays, poems or all other achievements are welcome.

Senior Profiles

For the sixth football season, there will be profiles posted here on Sundays which will give you insights into the 21 members of the Class of 2015 who are on this team. Here’s our first featured Bear ’15:

Tommy Crittenberger, #6, Safety/Tailback

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  1. 1. When did you start playing football?

I started playing full contact football in 4th grade.

  1. What is your time in the 40 yd. dash and what’s your best bench weight?

I haven’t been timed in the 40 yard dash since freshman year, so I’m not sure. My best bench weight is 220 pounds.

  1. What is your favorite college football team and college football player?

My favorite football team is the Missouri Tigers, my favorite play might be Maty Mauk or Marcu Mariota.

  1. What is your favorite moment during any Landon sports event in which you played?

My sophomore year when we beat Bullis under the lights. We were huge under-dogs and the atmosphere was crazy thanks to our fans.

  1. What is your favorite course/faculty member at Landon?

My favorite, but hardest course at Landon was humanities with Mr. Botti and Mr. Swinehart.

  1. What is your favorite non-sports related activity–community service, music, painting, sculpture, photography, independent paper, debate, drama, poem, extracurricular activity, etc.?

My favorite non- sports related activity is hanging with my friends.

  1. What is your nickname (if any) and how did you get it?

I have a lot of nicknames. My last name is pretty long so a lot of nicknames come from that. People will call me Critt, TCritt, Critty, Critters, and stuff like that.

  1. Describe yourself in 3 words? How would your parents describe you in 3 words?

I would describe myself as nice, friendly, and respectful. I hope that my parents would say the same.

  1. What’s on your iPod?

A lot of rap, drake probably being the most played artist.

10.Tell us one thing (interesting) that your teammates do not know about you.

I’m the great great great grandson of General Robert E. Lee

 

It would be great is a faculty member, parent or student would be willing to write about the Bears’ cross country, soccer or water polo teams.

 

Alumni News

Professional Division

 

Auto Racing

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Lawson Aschenbach ’07 wins at Sonoma ; he’s  on the right holding the Champagne.

 

Professional Basketball

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Danny Rubin signing a professional basketball contract with Galil in Israel. CONGRATULATIONS, Danny.  It appears as though this will be where Danny Rubin will be playing next year. It is a tough league. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ new coach, Dave Blatt, was the coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv, the top team in this league.http://basketball.eurobasket.com/team/Israel/Galil_Gilboa/85 Thanks for the help on this story to Blake Alexander.

 

College Division

 

College Basketball

It’s early, but the GWU is on top of their game getting out their team pictures and here is Joe McDonald

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Cross Country

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Mac Hightower, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Cross Country, preseason jog up Mt. Baldy, California

 Jack Gilbert, cross country/track and field, Gordon College, no information yet.

 

 

Lacrosse played in the Fall in Canada

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Trey Lundelius at the McGill preseason practice, Mount Royal.

 

College Football

 

BEAR YEAR # POSITION COLLEGE Next  GAME NOTES
1 Myles Allen ‘17 32 RB Rochester 9/13 Alfred State A
2 Justin Cort ‘18 41 RB Sewanee 9/6 @ Depauw
3 Jules Desroches ‘18 Kenyon 9/6 Marietta College
4 Hunter Davis ‘17 staff Stetson  Warner W 35-16
5 Anthony Fullum ‘17 34 CB W& M 8/30 @VaTech L 9-34 played
6 Terrence Fullum ‘15 49 DL Richmond 8/30 Morehead State Q31-20 Played 1 ass’t
7 Vincent Kindfuller ‘16 60 DL MIT 9/6 Pomona-Pitzer
8 Obai Kamara ‘17 87 TE Davidson 8/30 College of Faith W 56-0 played
9 Max Lehrman ‘15 90 DE Amherst 9/20 Bates
10 Dillon Rupp ‘15 91 FB Bucknell 8/30 VMI W 42-38 dnp
11 Dominique Seagears ‘18 15 DB/WR Trinity 9/20 Colby
12 Ben Spiritos ‘15 77 OL Dartmouth 9/20 Central Conn.
13 Matt Underhill ‘17 90 PK W&L 9/6 @ Averett
  DNP=did not play *no participation info provided

 

 

Bear Water Polo Trax

 

Rob Spencer and Aidan Kelson  return for the Connecticut College Camels. Their first match is against Harvard 9/14

 

Carter Lipnick is a goalie for Pomona-Pitzer and they open up with a double-header at UC San Diego against Long Beach State and UC Santa Barbara 9/6.

Luke Kennedy, water polo, George Washington University opens up at the Princeton Invitational against MIT, St. Francis, Iona and Brown on 9/6-7.

Bear Diving SPLASHES

Jordan Gear senior year as a USC Trojan diver when he flies off the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on 10/18

 

BEAR SOCCER TRAX

The Gators of Allegheny College with Bears Nick Dias and Scott Powell open against Grove City on 9/4.

Zach Fingerhut, #26, soccer, Wake Forest University, is a member of the No. 9 incoming freshman soccer class as assessed by TopDrawerSoccer.com and as No. 8 by College Soccer News. The Demon Deacons have already played two exhibition matches against Gardiner- Webb (L) and then UNC (W). The opening match of the season was against UCLA (#4) , which the DDs lost 1-3.

 

Bear Rugby Trax

Jack Sears Colby Mules 9/13 @ University of New England

Published in: on August 31, 2014 at 7:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

Landon Football 43 Annapolis Area Christian School 7

The Eagles of Annapolis Area Christian School, an MIAA division C school, has been on the Bears schedule for the last three seasons. Every year the teams have been about the same size and the score was competitive for much of the game. The 2013 score was 14-3 in favor of the Bears at half. This year the Bears won 43-7 with its second and third teams getting significant playing time.

It is hard to assess how good this Landon team is, except to note that the home team was up 23-0 at the end of the first 12 minutes. While the new exciting Under Armour uniforms may have contributed to the advantage, perhaps it was that the home roster was 20 players deeper in number and had a significant upper hand as to the players’ size.

 

1stgame

[for all of the 1st quarter the scoreboard had no power; so there are no time references for that period.]

The Eagles kicked off and three plays later Landon scored on a Colton Rupp run of 25 yards (Cameron Drooz PAT). The Eagles had the ball for three plays and Tommy Crittenberger did a great job of reading the AACS QB’s eyes and intercepted the ball. Josh Hunter barreled over several Eagles defenders and scored a TD with a Drooz PAT. The D dominance asserted itself on the next visitors’ possession. Kolby Williams sacked the opposing QB for a safety. The visitors had to punt the ball and three plays later Johari Johnson flew by the Eagle defenders. The Landon D did not relent and forced a three-and-out. The Eagles punted to end the period.

End of the 1st quarter: BEARS 23 EAGLES 0

To start this next segment, freshman Joey Epstein carried the ball three on successive runs, Josh moved it closer and then Rob Adkins punched it over from the one yard line, plus another successful PAT by Drooz.

After the kick-off, a Jimmy Killen Tackle For a Loss set the visitors back and then after a good AACS gain on a pass play was erased when Paul Padalino forced a fumble with a well-executed tackle. Two runs by Josh resulted in his second TD plus a Cameron PAT.

The Eagles were frustrated by the aggressive Bear D with a Kolby TFL moving them back. Two plays later Brian Menendez cut in front of an AACS receiver and flew 50+ yards for a TD. Jake Howard missed the PAT.

Halftime score BEARS 43 EAGLES 0

 [Under HS rules with a 35+ point advantage, the clock was set to run without stoppages.]

Substitutions were made in the 2nd quarter, but the entire healthy bench (if my notes are right) played during the second half. Playing against the visitors’ first team, the Bears held their own. A long punt return by the Eagles and several successful plays from scrimmage resulted in an AACS score with 8:59 remaining. It was important for Landon to run out the clock and they did with impressive runs by Joey, Julius Kindfuller, Carson Petty and Griffin Brown. A kneel down ended the game.

Early in the season important measures of how well the Bears are playing are seen in the play of

  • the O and D lines (Kolby Williams, Keith Simms, Mark Ebo, John Slowinski, Peter Millsbaugh, Tom Evans, Joey Tabb, Paul Padalino, Steven Gee, Trent Whalen, Jimmy Killen, George Shalloway, Joe Gagnon, Tony Harris, Eric Shalloway, Robel Derje, Grant Hani, Derek Hankim, Zach Zulauf) executed well and played with aggression and

  • the D—LBs and DBs have complex alignments and precise coverages; early in the season there have been moments of confusion, not today (Johari Johnson, Jake Howard, John Hale, Tommy Crittenberger, Conor Price, Brian Menendez, Jake Wright, Ryan Pride, Will Lincoln Andrew Fowler, Koko Avedisian).

All of that went well today. Onto Boys Latin next Saturday; good luck Bears.

Published in: on August 30, 2014 at 5:13 am  Leave a Comment  

Landon 43 Annapolis Area Christian 7

More to come later, but the Bears totally dominated the visiting. Eagles.

Published in: on August 30, 2014 at 3:17 am  Leave a Comment  

Walt Whitman High School Scrimmage

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The Vikings took their annual walk down Whittier Lane to Landon for the last scrimmage of the pre-season. In fact, two Whitman teams made the journey to the White Rocks on a cloudy and occasionally rainy day.

The two Junior Varsities exhibited good potential in their controlled practice.

The Landon Captains’ Moms arrived to set up coffee and Danish. Actually donut holes and bagels, but one of the Bears’ trainers’ last name is Danish. The hot caffeine helped fight the chilliness of a late August morning.

The Varsity workout was different from the one four days ago against Bishop Ireton. That Catholic school has a deep roster; so that event was more evenly matched 1st string v. 1st string and then 2nd v. 2nd. For Saturday’s work out, Coach Padalino and his staff seemed more interested in testing the metal of some of the Bears new to the varsity. The Landon front line players on O and D played a couple of series and then cheered from the sidelines.

To add to the less than precise results, the rain made the ball a little slippery and the ground less secure; so there were a few fumbles and slips which confused the results.

The real test will be on Friday at 4:30pm (Triplett Field @ Bordley Stadium) against the Annapolis Area Christian School, an MIAA team which has had two preseason scrimmages. Shamir Campbell, a former SSSA player, appears to be one of their studs (6’1”, 252#, MLB, number 55, here is his Hudl highlights including last year’s game against the Bears).

BigBEAR

Published in: on August 24, 2014 at 12:19 am  Leave a Comment  

Bishop Ireton Scrimmage

The Bears traveled to Alexandria not to play SSSA or EHS, but to participate in a controlled scrimmage against the Catholic School. The Cardinals include two college recruits and their roster was not filled with bodies bigger than the Bears.

It is hard to read much from a controlled scrimmage. The purpose is to teach and it is hard to know whether the 1st strings are matched because there were frequent substitutions.

With the exception of one play the Bears controlled the line of scrimmage both when on O and on D. The Landon Defense scored twice on interceptions and the Offense put together two long drives.

Notes and observations (in no particular order):

  • In past years, the defense frequently looks confused. Landon plays a complex set of arrays depending on the offensive sets and a variety of calls. Early in the preseason, there has been some confusion. Though a number of new starters populated this 11, they got it right most often.

  • All of last year’s starters on the offensive line at the end of the season (the 2014 linemen had a rash of injuries) return and with the complex, tightly timed blocking patterns, their effectiveness depends on their close coordination. They have it. There is some size among the first seven plus the next players have more height/weight than the Bears have had previously had in reserve. The coaches substituted liberally and the blocking did not suffer. Impressive!

  • The defensive front has bookends on the right and left. Kolby Williams and Keith Simms have athleticism, size and physicality. The interior (line and LBs) are aggressive, large and tough. They fill the gaps, tackle with vigor, rush the opposing QB and drop into coverage when called on to do so. The next generation at these positions has several promising youngsters getting ready to follow these two.

  • The offensive back field has a returning QB and wing back who know the offense, handle the ball well, hit the holes (interior and wide) with power and speed and hit the opponents with pop. The returning tailback was out for the scrimmage (to return Saturday?) but Josh Hunter stepped in to rush through the middle. He’s got size and speed; so he effectively ate up yards in holes. There are five or six RBs (including a member of the Class of 2018) who add depth and have equal or greater speed.

  • The CBs both played the position last year and should handle their assignments with speed, hands and toughness. The two deep backs have been waiting for their chances to step up and against the BI receivers covered well.

  • The PK and P, a single senior, returns. He has added height and length to both kicks.

  • The special teams really did not “scrimmage”. Nothing to add here.

The enthusiasm of this squad is encouraging. There are leaders in the 2015 group, but there are strong voices within the other classes.

It was a good first scrimmage which raised expectations. The Bears have a tough schedule to test that potential.

BigBEAR

Published in: on August 20, 2014 at 7:37 am  Leave a Comment  
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