Sunday/Wednesday Edition of BearSportsNews

A special event, honoring Bear parents at a college in New Jersey, will likely inhibit or prevent the production of the Sunday Edition on time; so a bit prematurely, here is the current store of news about some Bears.

  • Current Bear News

    • A Senior Profile

    • Another Bear Lacrosse player commits to an Ivy team

  • Bear Trax

    • Another lacrosse player was located in Beloit, WI

    • A first hand report from Waterville, ME

    • Pre-season noise about Bears playing hoops

    • Now that hockey has started, more about Landon alumnus who was the NCAA Rookie player of the year.

Senior Profile

Luke Kurtz , #9, Cornerback

#9 Luke Kurtz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. When did you start playing football?

I started playing football in 6th grade for Coach Cervenak in Vienna.

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

I’ve never ran an official 40 yd. dash, but a good way to calculate it would be to subtract a few milliseconds off of whatever Johari Johnson said his time was. My best bench is around 180.

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

My favorite college team switches from year to year, this year I like Oregon and Florida State. My favorite player this year is probably Amari Cooper of Alabama.

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

Beating Georgetown Prep last year in the homecoming game.

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

I’ve enjoyed every class and teacher I have ever had at Landon. I really enjoyed Humanities and American Studies. Some of the few names that come to mind are Mr. Reed, Mr. Ogden, Mr. Sorkin, Mr. Gordon, Mr. Dresher, and Mrs. Farnstrom.

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

I like a lot of outdoor activities like hiking, hunting, and fishing. I also like participating in the community service projects that Landon offers.

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

A lot of the guys call me “Lou”.

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

I would describe myself as friendly, loyal, and clever. My parents would probably describe me as observant, caring, and smart.

  1. What’s on your iPod?

I keep a lot of different stuff on my IPod; I like all types of music. Jarrett Witzal is always keeping me up to date on the newest hip-hop so a lot of credit goes to him for what ends up on my IPod.

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

I used to live in Arizona.

 

Current Bear Lax Trax (or where to find this Bear next year

 

Landon McKenzie, D, Landon (Md.) has verbally committed to Dartmouth. Landon is a member of Blackwolf lacrosse and Landon Varsity Lacrosse Team. [from InsideLacrosse.com]

(any other news about commitments, please let BearSportsNews know; the readers like to get this information.)

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Alumni Trax

Bear Lax Trax

Through the medium of Facebook, it was learned that Stephen Bauer occupied the nets for the Beloit College lacrosse team

Stephen Bauer, Beloit

Rugby Scrum Trax

Thanks to a new stringer, Mr. Ted Sears, we have news of Jack Sears, a four year player at Landon, now plays fly-half, sort of like the quarterback in terms of coordinating teammates. The young Sears is known as an exceptional great kicker, perhaps based on his soccer training/background.  The Colby team has an AWESOME coach. Coach Leo Lafaiali’i played in the world cup, Samoan national team. According to Landon’s Coach Sears who traveled to Waterville, ME., where he saw a spirited and taught rugby game on Saturday.Colby dropped the game 36-31 to the University Maine Farmington. Jack, picture below, converted four kicks among other things.

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Bear Hoops Trax

Thanks to help from Cyrus House, there’s news about Darion Adkins, Joe McDonald and Chris Hudnut

From Charlottesville, Coach White devotes a full page to Darion, Atkins Eager to Seize Opportunity; here are a few quotes about the Cavalier power forward:

  • Akil Mitchell averaged 25.7 minutes per game for the UVa men’s basketball team as a senior in 2013-14.Darion Atkins wants to take a healthy percentage of those minutes this season. “All of them,” Atkins said, smiling, in the players’ lounge at John Paul Jones Arena.

  • Atkins, a graduate of Landon School in Bethesda, Md., is the only senior among the scholarship players on the Cavaliers’ roster.

  • “Personally, I feel like I don’t really have anything to show for my career individually,” Atkins said. “Team-wise, obviously, we’ve progressed as a team. But individually I’m kind of disappointed. I just feel like I haven’t really done much, I haven’t really contributed a lot over the years. People here say that I have done stuff, I’ve shown glimpses and whatever, but that’s not enough to me.”

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From Foggy Bottom, GWU’s hoops Coach Longeran said “He wasn’t All-Conference, but our fans know @joemac22 is the straw that stirs our drink” #RaiseHigh”. The school issued this article focusing on the Class of 2016, The Best Thing About GW Men’s Basketball’s Juniors is That They’ve Become Leaders; here are a few quotes about Joe McDonald:

·           McDonald now feels he possesses the “self-confidence to lead,” after fully recovering from last season’s nagging hip injury and offseason surgery. “As a freshman put into the starting point guard position, I didn’t really feel comfortable to lead. Last year was kind of lead by example, which is how I always am in general, but I feel like my vocal leadership is something that has improved greatly and there’s still room for improvement.”

·            “We have a lot of basketball still left to play and expectations seem to be pretty high, but I don’t think it’s anything us four can’t handle together.”

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The folks at Colby College do not get ready for BB as soon as UVa and GWU begin their coverage, but they will feature a returning D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region Team player, Chris Hudnut. He led the Mules in scoring (17.5), rebounding (8.4), and minutes played (31.0). He also was second for Colby in assists (63 total), blocked shots (19), and ranked third in steals (19). Hudnut shot 47 percent from the field and 78 percent from the foul line.

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Bear Ice Trax

 

This past weekend, Sam Anas scored his 25th career goal in his 42nd career game, making him the second faster player in Quinnipiac University’s Division I history to reach the 25-goal mark. Anas currently sits at 48 career points in 43 career games. Sam Anas picked up where he left off after an incredible freshman campaign that saw the forward from Potomac, Maryland take home National Rookie of the Year honors. In the Bobcats’ 5-3 season-opening win against Bentley, Anas scored twice to lead Quinnipiac. It was Anas’ fifth career two-goal game. He currently is tied for the team lead with 5 points in 3 games.

Published in: on October 22, 2014 at 4:38 am  Leave a Comment  

BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 10/19/2014

This week here’s a Batch of Bear bests (or better’s) for this week!

 

  • A Senior Profile for this week.

  • Records of the Varsity Football opponents— Bullis (over StA), EHS (over GP),AAAC, Palotti, St. Paul’s– all win

  • Alumni news from

        »Water Polo—

  • Rob Spencer helped lead his Connecticut College Camels to the Division III 4th place in the NCAAs.

» Football—

    • Four of the Bear alumni who had games started and Seven played

    • Ben Spiritos’ post victory celebration is captured in a newspaper photograph.

»Lots of Rugby news

» Cross-Country, Diving, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, and Soccer Updates, too.

 

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Senior Profile

Will Lincoln #32 WR/DB

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. When did you start playing football?

I started playing football probably in about 3rd grade for Vienna Anklebiter football.

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

Honestly I can’t remember the last time I had my 40 time recorded. My best bench max was like 165 or 170.

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

My favorite college football team is the UVA Cavaliers and my favorite player was Johnny Football even though he’s in the NFL now.

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

Beating prep last year in football is probably up there, but I would honestly have to say winning the JV lacrosse IAC championship sophomore year.

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

My favorite course at Landon is Mr. Sorkin’s sophomore year geometry class with Mr. Sorkin being my favorite faculty member at Landon.

  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 would have to be painting. I love to paint at school and Mr. Bartman is a great teacher who makes painting a lot of fun.

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

I guess some people call me Willy being mostly my family. My friends call me Sandman…but that story is for another time.

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

I would describe myself as fun, loving, and friendly.

My parents would describe me as diligent, empathetic, and hard-working.

  1. What’s on your iPod?

I have just about everything on my iPOD but my favorite kind of music would have to be Reggae.

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

I guess something most of my friends know but maybe not all the guys on the team know is that I have a common lineage with Abraham Lincoln.

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Landon Football Opponents results

 team                 record                         most recent result                     

AACS                    4-3                            35-28 Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Boys Latin           5-3                           40-47 John Carroll

Palotti                  8-2                           39-0 Friends

Paul VI                2-6                             13-20 Bishop Ireton

St. Paul’s             3-4-1                         0-6 Severn

Episcopal             5-1                             35-6 GP

SSSA                     3-5

Bullis                    6-1                             35-11 StA

Georgetown P     3-4                           6-35 Episcopal

St. Albans            1-6                             11-35 Bullis

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Alumni Bear LaxTrax

Trey Lundelius, McGill, beat Concordia 27-0 and in an exhibition against US team Plattsburgh they lost 10-18. No individual statistics are available for defenders.

If there is any other news about Bears and Fall Ball, please send emails. Those events are not well reported.

 

 

Alumni Cross Country

Mac Hightower, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Cross Country—the team won three of four simultaneous dual meets and Mac ran a 28:44.39  

Jack Gilbert, cross country, Gordon College’ Scots – the team came in 4th in the Golden Bear Invitational at Western New England. Jack had a 32:37.72

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Alumni College Football 

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Ben Spiritos celebrating a Dartmouth victory.

BEAR COLLEGE Next  GAME NOTES
1 Myles Allen Rochester 34-20

Rensselear

Started

15 carries

61 yards

1 catch

10 yards

2 Justin

Cort

Sewanee 3-31

Centre

played
3 Jules Desroches Kenyon 10-52 Wabash dnp
4 Hunter Davis Stetson 7-30

Jacksonville

5 Anthony Fullum W& M 31-35 Villanova –dnp
6 Terrence Fullum Richmond 37-0

Rhode Island

played
7 Vincent Kindfuller MIT 52-20

Nichols

played
8 Obai Kamara Davidson 27-28

Campbell

dnp
9 Max Lehrman Amherst 33-30 o/t

Wesleyan

Started
10 Dillon Rupp Bucknell 45-24

Lehigh

dnp
11 Dominique Seagears Trinity 17-10

Trinity

dnp
12 Ben Spiritos Dartmouth 24-21

Holy Cross

started
13 Matt Underhill W&L 28-25 Randolph-Macon 4/4 PATs

5K/Os

  1. ave.

2 touchbacks

  DNP=did not play **no participation info provided

Bear Water Polo Trax

Rob Spencer and Aidan Kelso, Connecticut College Camels lost to Harvard 15-22 with Rob scoring 5 goals. Then in the NCAA Division III Championships, they beat Penn State Behrend 16-11. The win propelled the Camels into the winners bracket with an opportunity to match their highest finish at a Division III Championship. The Camels lost to #1 JHU 9-19. Robert Spencer  had two goals, five assists and two steals in the two games.In the consolation match, the Camels lost to Washington & Jefferson, but earned the #4 place. Stats on that game have not been posted at the time of this posting.

 

Bear Diving SPLASHES

Jordan Gear senior year as a USC Trojan diver. The team beat Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 152-125

BEAR SOCCER TRAX

The Gators of Allegheny lost to Ohio Wesleyan 0-1 in 2ble O/T. Nick Diaz started and had a SOG. Scott Powell played.

Zach Fingerhut, Wake Forest University beat BC 4-1

Bear Rugby Trax

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David Spiritos, Northwestern rugby beat the University of Chicago 29-12. David is tied for the lead of the team in tries with 2.

Jack Sears, Colby played the University of Maine—no score available yet, in fact they have not posted anything on the website since 9/20.

James Johnston’s Elon Rugby as of publication time, there were no results posted.

Garrett Pan, as seen below, is playing rugby for the Lehigh Club.

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Alumni Bear Ice Trax

Sam Anas, Quinnipiac, lost to UMass Lowell, a game in which Sam started and had a goal. Against the same tem the next night, the Bobcats tied 3-3 with Sam assisting on 2 goals.

Jake Sofer, RPI, lost back-to-back games to Denver 0-3 and 1-4.

Max Greenwald, Middlebury, starts on November 15.

Two Bears, Mike Anderson at Princeton, Matt Coster at Cornell, may be playing club hockey may be playing this season. If anyone knows for sure that they or anyone else will be playing, please let me know.

Published in: on October 19, 2014 at 10:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

Landon Football 49 SSSA 14

The Bears played their BEST 48 minutes of the year against a good SSSA Saint, which has a win over GP on its 2014 record. This was an absolutely complete team victory with overpowering line play on O and D, running which seemed to zoom by the visitors defenders, and the home defense was rock solid. Landon’s offense unofficially gained 232 yards on 35 carries for 5 TDs plus 2 TD passes.

Landon football is dedicated to the concept that every player on the 50 boy roster is an important contributor on practices and game day. Today was the first time that the Class of 2013 Victory Bell was rung. Based on his numerous defensive and kickoff hits as well as his 117 yards rushing yards plus 5 TDs (one through the air), Johari Johnson definitely rang the bell from his play.

The first three times that the Bears possessed the ball, they scored. Receiving the opening kickoff, Landon drove 69 yards on nine plays. Five runners (Colton Rupp, Robbie Adkins, Josh Hunter, Joey Epstein) carried the ball for all but the last two yards which was a Robbie to Johari TD pass @ 7:50 and the PAT was good to make it Bears 7 Saints 0

The visitors had a sloppy initial possession drawing 3 penalties over 12 plays. Paul Padalino recorded a 3 yd. TFL. The snap for the punt rolled past the kicker and the rugby style punter was able to miraculously kick the ball.

Landon started off its 2nd drive with a short field only 43 yards to a TD, which they covered in three plays. The O line (Tom Evans, Joey Tabb, Peter Millsbaugh, Trent Whalen and Steven Gee) cut up the SSSA large defensive front seven. The last 24 yards were covered by Johari @ 2:02; the TD was followed by a successful PAT to make it Bears 14 Saints 0

The Landon D stifled the Saints’ O forcing a three and out. A poor punt by the visitors set up the Bears with great field position. The last 18 yards were covered by Johari for his 3rd consecutive TD @ 2:02. The successful PAT made it Bears 21 Saints 0

The SSSA team saw the Cameron Drooz kick off go into the end zone; so they started at their own 20 yard line. Two plays took the game into the 2nd Quarter.

END OF 1ST Q BEARS 21 SAINTS O

They turned the ball over on downs and five plays later Landon was in the end zone on a Robbie to Julius Kindfuller pass for a TD 9:27. The PAT made it Bears 28 Saints 0

The visitors were stopped in 8 plays and much of their inability to move the ball had to do with TFLs by Paul, Kolby Williams (2). Landon received the punt in its own territory and moved the ball over midfield only to be forces to kick its first punt. The Saints held the ball for two plays, but a Paul Padalino strip of the ball returned the possession to the Bears.

With only 1:28 remaining until half, Landon was able to move the ball 30 yards in 7 plays. The last yard was consumed by Johari for his 4th TD @0:24. Under league rules, the clock ran out to the end of the 2nd Q.

HALFTIME BEARS 35 SAINTS 0

The visitors came out of the break with some enthusiasm and drove 60 yards in 6 plays to make it Saints 7 Bears 35 4:53 of the 3rd Q (clock ran until this score).

Landon did not lose momentum and scored again after 4 plays. Once again Johari showed his superior speed by running in, through and mostly past the SSSA defenders for a 46 yard TD @ 3:56. The PAT made it Bears 42 Saints 7 (clock ran again).

A Bear D with many clean white jerseys took the field and was able to force the Saints to relinquish the ball after 4 plays. Notable was a TFL by Justin Conner on a bubble pass. The clock indicated that the period was over.

END OF 3RD QUARTER BEARS 42 SAINTS 7

 

The younger Bears come on the field as the offensive unit and rushed the ball 68 yards in 6 plays. The last two yards were carried by Joey Epstein @7:33. The PAT made it Bears 49 Saints 7

Much to their credit, the SSSA team continued to fight and scored its second TD with 1:09 remaining Saints 14 Bears 49. The clock ran out.

FINAL SCORE BEARS 49 SAINTS 14

 

 

 BEAT BULLIS !!!!

 

Published in: on October 19, 2014 at 2:57 am  Leave a Comment  

BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 10/12/2014

This week here’s a Bag of Bear benefits for their teams over the past week!

  • Mike Blasey is named to the HP Scholastic Junior All-America team

  • Records of the Varsity Football opponents— Bullis (over SSSA), GP (over StA), EHS (StA) and BL win

  • Alumni news from

» LaxTrax

Alex Cade’s lax trax are marked with success on and off the field

Fall Ball news

» Football—

Four of the Bear alumni, who had games, started and six played

» Alumni Hockey –

Jake Sofer’s RPI team upsets #12 Notre Dame

Sam Anas scored two goals in beating Bentley

Varsity Golf

Mike Blasey ’15 was named as one of the twelve boys “who are of the nation’s brightest minds and best junior golfers” and as such was awarded a place on the 2014 HP Scholastic Junior All-America Team. To earn this honor, Mike had to have placed in the top 10 of an AJGA Open or Invitational and then qualify based on the following criteria in order of importance: standardized test scores, GPA, school leadership/community service and writing skills as showcased in an original essay. No one else from the DMV made the team. Past HP winners include Casey Martin (1989), Matt Kuchar (1994), Scott Langley (2005) and Patrick Rodgers (2009, 2010).

 

Landon Football Opponents results

 team             record          most recent result                     

AACS                    2-3                            Friends– no score reported

Boys Latin           5-2                            10-7 Severn

Palotti           6-2                    bye

Paul VI                2-5                              0-17 St. Christopher’s

St. Paul’s             3-1-3                         14-38 Curley

Episcopal             4-2                           42-12 StA

SSSA                     3-4                            17-35 Bullis

Bullis                    5-1                             35-17 SSSA

Georgetown P     3-3                               56-0 Reginald Lewis

St. Albans            1-5                               12-42 EHS

Alumni Bear LaxTrax

Alex Cade finds lacrosse success on and off the field

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Cade’94 was a star goalie at Landon and then made the 1996 All American team and elected Captain at Notre Dame, graduating with honors at South Bend. He headed off to Coronado, California, where he grew the high school lacrosse team there into a Southern California power. He brings his Islanders back East each spring with a stop at Bordley Field.

After a MLL career, he started Adrenaline Lacrosse which offers lax gear, the LXM pro team, clubs for West Coast players to develop and showcase their skills and recruiting services. His Retail Division became a big success (Landon lacrosse players wear his socks) in large part due to Alex’s insistence that his gear would not reflect East Coast traditional styles. If you attend any of the showcase lax events, the wild colors and dynamic uniforms are attributable to Adrenaline’s design leadership.

The retail division was acquired by Lacrosse Unlimited, in what LaxAllStars.com characterized as “what may be the most significant inner-industry transaction of our time”. As explained in this lengthy article, Cade and his fellow executives decided to focus on their real passion and that was in the coaching and developing talent.

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Jason Murphy was selected to be a RS freshman for the Virginia Cavaliers, in all likelihood specializing in the face-off skills like his brother Justin.

Last week at the Play4Parkins’ Fall Ball classic, Bears Justin Murphy and Mark Strabo were there for the Princeton. Justin was sidelined and Mark was the lead defender for the Tigers.

On Sunday, October 12, at the Capitol Lacrosse Classic, Bears Alex Joyce of Georgetown, Big Brother Will Joyce and his fellow Cornell Bears/Bears Marshall Peters and Jack Bolen will be playing in the memory of George Boiardi.

If there is any other news about Bears and Fall Ball, please send emails. Those events are not well reported.

 

Trey Lundelius, McGill, has the week off.

 

Alumni Cross Country

Mac Hightower, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Cross Country—the team has a bye week.

Jack Gilbert, cross country, Gordon College’ Scots off until 10/18

Alumni College Football 

BEAR COLLEGE Next  GAME NOTES
1 Myles Allen Rochester 20-17

US Merchant Marine

Started

carries

66 yards

TD

2 Justin

Cort

Sewanee 20-44

Rhodes

dnp
3 Jules Desroches Kenyon 8-31

Hiram

dnp
4 Hunter Davis Stetson San Diego
5 Anthony Fullum W& M 3-32

UNH

dnp
6 Terrence Fullum Richmond 41-28

Albany

played
7 Vincent Kindfuller MIT 49-20

Curry

played
8 Obai Kamara Davidson 14-51

Drake

**
9 Max Lehrman Amherst 35-10

Colby

Started

1 solo

4 assts

10 Dillon Rupp Bucknell 45-24

Lehigh

dnp
11 Dominique Seagears Trinity 35-24

Tufts

dnp
12 Ben Spiritos Dartmouth 38-31

λale

started
13 Matt Underhill W&L 32-55

Bridgewater

3/3 PATs

1/1 FG @ 43 yds

6K/Os 58.5 ave.

  DNP=did not play **no participation info provided

Bear Water Polo Trax

Rob Spencer and Aidan Kelso, Connecticut College Camels lost to MIT, but no individual statistics have been published yet,

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 versus Wabash on 10/12 do not know about either Nick Diaz or Scott Powell.

Zach Fingerhut, Wake Forest University lost to Hofstra 0-1 and then Syracuse 1-3

Bear Rugby Trax

Jack Sears Colby had a bye week.

James Johnston’s Elon Rugby as of publication time, there were no results posted.

David Spiritos is playing rugby for Northwestern, but the Wildcats do not have an active website from which one can glean information. If anyone knows of a link, please send it.

Alumni Bear Ice Trax

Sam Anas, Quinnipiac, beat Bentley5-3 with Sam starting and scoring 2 goals, one assisted by Landon Smith.

Jake Sofer, RPI, the Engineers upset #12 Notre Dame 3-2 in the Icebreaker Tournament at South Bend.

Max Greenwald, Middlebury, starts on November 15.

Two Bears, Mike Anderson at Princeton, Matt Coster at Cornell, may be playing club hockey may be playing this season. If anyone knows for sure that they or anyone else will be playing, please let me know.

 

Published in: on October 12, 2014 at 7:30 am  Leave a Comment  

BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 10/05/2014

This week here’s a Bunch of Bear boasts for this week!

  • The Landon Invitational invites top teams to run and the Bears come in 2nd!

  • Two Senior Football Profiles

  • Records of the Varsity Football opponents—AAAC, Palotti, St. Paul’s, GP (over StA), SSSA and Bullis all win

  • Alumni news from

» Football—

      • Myles was the top rusher in a tough loss

      • Four of the Bear alumni who had games started and Five played

»Alumni Hockey gets started for some; are there others?

     ⇒ A repeat of the SPECIAL preview of the October 12 Capital Lacrosse Classic which honors George Boiardi ’00 and with 4 Bears to play next Sunday. Please invite lacrosse friends to attend; it’s a great event

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Varsity Cross Country

At the Landon Invitational, against DeMatha, Georgetown Prep, St. John’s, Potomac, St. Mary’s, the Heights, Maret, Flint Hill, SSSA and Washington Latin, the Bears came in 2nd with 78 points, distancing themselves from #3, St. John’s by 14. First across the finish line for the home runners was Jack Chlopak with a 17:54.08 for 3rd place. Teammates Ben Gilbert and Wesley Feldman finished in the top ten.

Senior Profiles

Jimmy Killen, #62, Nose guard

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  1. When did you start playing football?

3rd grade for Maplewood.

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

Haven’t been timed and 205

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

Maryland and Stefon Diggs

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

When we beat Bullis my sophomore year for football

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

Forensics is my favorite course and Mr. Derwinski is my favorite teacher.

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

I am in the investment club and Landon local heroes club.

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

There’s a lot but most people call me by my last name, Killen

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

Friendly, funny, active

  1. What’s on your iPod?

Everything from Kanye West to Kenny Chesney

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

In elementary school I was the shortest and smallest kid in my class.

Julius Kindfuller, 24, Running Back

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  1.  When did you start playing football?

I started playing football in 3rd grade.

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

My time in the 40 is 4.8 seconds, and my bench weight is 205 pounds.

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

My favorite college football team is USC, and I don’t have a favorite player.

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

My favorite moment would have to be beating Prep in football last year.

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

I would say my favorite courses have been all the English classes I have taken, as well as Latin. I don’t have a favorite faculty member at Landon; they have all been great.

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

I did one-act plays last year which was a lot of fun.

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

I don’t really have a nickname, but some people call me JKind.

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

I would say I am kind, hardworking, and trusting. They would call me caring, serious, and smart.

  1. What’s on your iPod?

Everything. A pretty big range of things.

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

I’m originally from New Jersey, and then I moved to California.

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Landon Football Opponents results

 team             record          most recent result                     

AACS                    2-3                            31-20 St. John’s Catholic Prep

Boys Latin           3-2                             30-14 Saint Mary’s (Annapolis)

Palotti                  6-2                    34-3 Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Paul VI                2-4                              14-42 Benedictine

St. Paul’s             3-1-2                           22-21 John Carroll

Episcopal             3-2

SSSA                     3-3                            52-22 Friends (Baltimore)

Bullis                    4-1                             34-12 Avalon

Georgetown P     2-3                               23-6 StA

St. Albans            1-4                             6-23 GP

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Alumni Cross Country

Mac Hightower, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Cross Country—The team held its own invitational and the Stags came in 4th and Mac ran a 28:07.9

Jack Gilbert, cross country, Gordon College’ Scots off until 10/18

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Alumni College Football

BEAR COLLEGE Next  GAME NOTES
1 Myles Allen Rochester 6-31

St.Lawrence

Started

9carries

80 yards

1 TD

2 Justin

Cort

Sewanee 9-20

Birmingham Southern

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3 Jules Desroches Kenyon Hiram 10/11
4 Hunter Davis Stetson 41-49

Butler

5 Anthony Fullum W& M bye
6 Terrence Fullum Richmond 46-39

Liberty

dnp, injured?
7 Vincent Kindfuller MIT 49-20

Curry College

played
8 Obai Kamara Davidson 45-54

Dayton

(5 o/t)

**
9 Max Lehrman Amherst 7-0

Middlebury

Started
10 Dillon Rupp Bucknell 15-35

Bryant

dnp
11 Dominique Seagears Trinity 19-7

Hamilton

dnp
12 Ben Spiritos Dartmouth 31-13

Penn

started
13 Matt Underhill W&L 28-52

Guilford

4/4 PATs

5K/Os 46.3 ave.

  DNP=did not play **no participation info provided

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Alumni Bear Lax Trax

Trey Lundelius, McGill, maintained their undefeated status with an 18-3 win over Carleton; Trey contributed to the win. Against Concordia­­­­, the Redmen eked a 21-0 victory

Bear Water Polo Trax

Rob Spencer and Aidan Kelso, Connecticut College Camels. Off until 10/11.

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 lost to Kenyon Nick Diaz started and Scott Powell played.

Zach Fingerhut, Wake Forest University beat Akron 2-1and then beat Duke 4-1 

Bear Rugby Trax

Jack Sears played for Colby against the Bates College in a 5-24 loss.

James Johnston’s Elon Rugby as of publication time, there were no results posted.

David Spiritos is playing rugby for Northwestern, but the Wildcats do not have an active website from which one can glean information. If anyone knows of a link, please send it.

Alumni Bear Ice Trax

Sam Anas, Quinnipiac, lost in an exhibition against Acadia 1-4 and Sam had a shot on goal.

Jake Sofer, RPI, opens against the University of Prince Edward Island in an exhibition and the Engineers won 5-2. No stats were reported.

Max Greenwald, Middlebury, starts on November 15.

Two Bears, Mike Anderson at Princeton, Matt Coster at Cornell, may be playing club hockey may be playing this season. If anyone knows for sure that they or anyone else will be playing, please let me know.

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Capital Lacrosse Invitational

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Link:http://www.capitallacrosseinvitational.org/

An annual, and hopefully permanent, event which honors a Bear Great Mario St. George Boiardi will be held at Landon, Sunday October 12th.

 

The Foundation, a group of his Landon and Cornell brothers and sisters, organizes a Fall Ball classic at which six of the nation’s premier college lacrosse teams will be showcased.

 

The teams, for each there are hyperlinks to their most recent rosters so you can see what DMV players will be there, are:

 

Fans will be able to see four Bears (the Joyce brothers, Marshall Peters and Jack Bolen) and 28 alumni from the extended DMV area. The schedule for these awesome matches is linked HERE (the same link includes directions to the site).

This is a unique opportunity for young players to see highly skilled players in the intimate surroundings of Bordley Field. Unlike many college stadia and the NCAA Final 4 NFL monstrosities where your seats are barely in the same ZIP or area code as the field, here your daughter or son will have a great view of these exceptional college athletes.

Speaking of young aspiring Div. I and III lacrosse players, top instructors volunteer their time to help young boy and girl laxers learn their skills. The boys will be under the tutelage of Trilogy’s National Director Mitch Belisle, who earned his Defenseman of the Year Award at Cornell. Claire Bordley, an UVa All American, a member of the USA U19 Team and now the head coach of the Potomac School Girls Varsity team, with two of her fellow Lady Cavaliers, will help the girls to improve their skills.

More details, including times, are HERE

This event, among others, raises money for the charitable works of the Foundation. A complete explanation of how this completely volunteer organization honors George’s legacy is HERE.

Please come to this wonderful exhibition of great lacrosse and even greater effort to help kids. Copy and forward this to friends, local youth lacrosse teams and anyone who likes good college lacrosse.

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EHS 29 LANDON 21

It is very difficult to capture the sense of frustration of the players (in particular), the coaches and fans to have led this game for ¾ of the game only to see victory slip through the grasp of the Bears during the last twelve minutes. Very disappointing first IAC game.

This is an Episcopal High School team designed to build to beat their hundred year plus arch rival Woodberry Forest, which based on recent games with the Bears, is loaded with top flight Division I recruits. The Maroon has a lot of depth, size and talent. Unfortunately, Landon was missing two defensive starters from the beginning and then one of their starting D linemen. That deficit impacted the visitors in the 2nd half.

Landon received the opening kickoff and took the ball 76 yards with Josh Hunter, Colton Rupp and Johari Johnson moving the line of scrimmage on the ground. Johari ran the last 61 in a sprint for a touchdown and a Cameron Drooz successful PAT made it Bears 7 Maroon 0 @ 10:15.

The High School responded with a 15 play series drive, six passes were part of their offense. A 2 yard run put the ball over the goal line and a successful PAT at 5:15 made the score Bears 7 Maroon 7

Landon marched down the field in nine plays all on the ground with the Josh, Colton, Julius Kindfuller and Robbie rushing the ball. #2 ran the last 8 yards for a TD and Cameron converted the PAT @1:15 Bears 14 Maroon 7

An EHS “three and out” rolled the clock into the 2nd Quarter

END OF 1ST QUARTER BEARS 14 MAROON 7

The visitors drove 44 yards, but lost the ball on a turnover, but the Landon D forced another three and out.

Taking the ball on the EHS 20 yard line, 5 runs and a Robbie to Johari 27 yard pass combined for the Bears third TD with Josh bulling over the Maroon D for the last four yards @5:07; a Drooz kick made it Bears 21 Maroon 7

The last home drive of the period fell short and the visitors tried to cover 73 yards in 3:47 and moved 42 of the total needed, but a pass to the EHS 2 yard line was intercepted. One play and the clock signaled that it was halftime.

HALFTIME BEARS 21 MAROON 7

 

EHS got the next kickoff and was able to advance the ball 37 yards where the Bears stopped a fourth down attempt. The High School D must have made some adjustments; so Landon’s O did not move as effectively. EHS gained some momentum from that success and marched for a TD 7 plays Bears 21 Maroon 14

An Adkins to Johnson pass got the Landon O moving, but eventually the visitors punted. The EHS punt returner fumbled the ball and Andrew Fowler recovered the ball. That extended the Bears’ possession another five plays and into the 4th quarter

END OF 3RD QUARTER BEARS 21 MAROON 14

On successive drives, the Visitors’ D stifled the Home O and then the reverse occurred. The next Maroon possession came to a momentous 4th and 10, the EHS QB lofted a long pass which was targeted for his tall receiver high above the Landon DB. One running play tied the score at 21-21 at 5:25.

Landon was unable to respond and after a punt, the same high ball throw advanced the Maroon to near their goal line. Two plays later, EHS scored and on the conversion play, the snap was fumbled and the holder was able, according to the referee, to score a 2 point conversion. Maroon 29 Bears 21

The Bears were unable to respond and the game ended with the EHS team trying to score.

FINAL MAROON 29 BEARS 21

 

Published in: on October 3, 2014 at 6:56 am  Leave a Comment  

SUNDAY EDITION for BEARSPORTSNEWS for 9/28

 

→This week here’s a Cornucopia of Bear Coups for this week!

 

·        Varsity Water Polo wins two to go to 13-6

·        Records of the Varsity Football opponents—PVI beats StA, SSSA loses to Ireton, EHS crushes Collegiate, Bullis crushes Friendship Collegiate,  BL beats Palotti

·        Two Senior Profiles

·        Alumni news from

» Football—

•news about two ’11 Bears now at Amherst (Max Lehrman)  and Dartmouth (Big Ben)

• Ben Spiritos and Terrence Fullum can talk about playing UNH, which their teams played in consecutive games.

•Three of the five Bear alumni who had games started

»Hockey– Sam Anas is named by an NHL draft expert to the Top Ten undrafted players

» Lacrosse – Trey’s team wins two

»Cross Country—Mac Hightower and Jack Gilbert run for their teams.

       A SPECIAL preview of the October 12 Capital Lacrosse Classic which honors George Boiardi ’00 and with 4 Bears to play. Please invite lacrosse friends to attend; it’s a great event

Landon Water Polo 

With Alexander Ashy ’15, Noah Thomas ’16, Blake Dannenbaum ’16 and Harrison King ’16  having had experience at the National Junior Olympics (plus several Bears contributing to college teams [see below]), the Bears are having an exceptional season. This recent 12-8victory over the Greyhounds of Gilman and then a win against  Ball Under (score13-3) brought their record to 13-6.

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Varsity Cross Country

 

Landon’s and Holton’s runners tested their speed against big public high school, Thomas S. Wootton and BCC. The Bears came in 3rd with Wesley Feldman finishing 10th with an 18:25.15 time. The Panthers had the same team result; their Devi Payne  finished in 10th  too with a 23:05.26.

Senior Profiles

 

John Hale,#5, WR/DB

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1.     When did you start playing football?

I started playing football when I was in sixth grade.

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

My best 40 yd. dash time is 4.75 seconds and my best bench weight is 160 lbs.

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

My favorite college football team is the University of Michigan and my favorite college football player is Marcus Mariotta.

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

My favorite moment during my Landon sports career is the prep football game last year. The atmosphere was incredible.

 

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

My favorite course at Landon was humanities and my favorite faculty member is Mr. Katz.

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-sport activity is community service or doing ceramics.

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

My nickname is Reverend Hale. I got this nickname in strength and conditioning during the winter because everyone thought it sounded cool.

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

I am patient, athletic, and a good teammate. My parents would describe me as hardworking, courteous, and caring.

9.     What’s on your iPod?

All kind of music is on my iPod. Ranging from the Beatles to Hip-Hop/Rap.

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

Some of my teammates may not know that I used to live in Detroit, Michigan.

 

Jacob Howard, # 3 WR/DB

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1.     When did you start playing football?

I started playing football in 5th grade

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

I’m not sure what my 40 time is and my best bench weight is 190 lbs

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

My favorite college football team is Duke and favorite player is J Crowder

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

My favorite memory was probably when we beat prep in football last year

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

My favorite teachers are Mr. Sorkin and Ms. Lubin

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

I love to play ping pong especially with my dad and brothers

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

My nickname is “howie” and I guess it came from my last name

8.     What’s on your iPod?

I listen to all kinds of music

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

I am a certified EMT in Maryland

 

Landon Football Opponents results

 team             record          most recent result                     

AACS                    1-3                            bye

Boys Latin           3-2                             43-22 Palotti

Palotti                  5-2                              22-43 BL

Paul VI                2-3                               49-14 StA

St. Paul’s             2-1-2                            35-35

Episcopal             2-2                               31-7 Collegiate

SSSA                     2-3                               17-35 Bishop Ireton

Bullis                    3-1                               42-21 Friendship Collegiate

Georgetown P     1-3                                bye

St. Albans            1-3                              14-49 PVI

News about Landon Varsity football:

o   http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/recruiting-insider/wp/2014/09/23/landon-hits-the-ground-running-with-strong-start/

o   http://pennstate.scout.com/story/1454267-simms-hopes-for-a-penn-state-offer?s=157

o   http://maryland.247sports.com/Article/Maryland-Offer-Leaves-Strong-Impression-31409648

 

Alumni Cross Country

Mac Hightower, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Cross Country at the Cal State San Bernardino Invitational, the team came in 3rd and at the Stanford Invitational the Stags came in 3rd among the non-Div. I teams. The individual results were on links that were not functioning.

Jack Gilbert, cross country, Gordon College’ Scots Country The team finished 3rd and Jack 54th out of 144 runners at the 43rd Pop Crowell Invitational. Jack’s time for
4.97 mile home course was 32:08.

Alumni College Football

 

Max Lehrman, Amherst Football

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Max is the handsome dude on the left and here is what the Amherst website said about this Bear:

 

“….Then there is Max Lehrman. The laid-back, carefree but also serious one. Lehrman may be seen on the sidelines with his helmet off, black eye paint on, yelling in enthusiasm. The defensive end, and 2013 All-NESCAC First Team selection, grew up with football. He began playing competitively in the third grade and always remembers having a ball in his hands.

“Max takes great pride in doing what he’s supposed to do,” says defensive coordinator Luke Bussard. “He listens; he’s a student of the game. If you said one thing about Max, you’d say how intelligent a player he is. He studies tape, he understands who he is playing against, and he really learns an opponent to make him a better player.”

Lehrman describes himself as a technique guy. He enjoys and studies the top players in the world at both the collegiate level and professionally. He analyzes those that are good at the craft and looks to implement those skills into his game.

“Lehrman’s best strength is his awareness on the field,” says defensive line coach Eddy Augustin. “He understands the defense, and more importantly his opponent and their schemes. This is accomplished through countless hours of film study on his own. He’s reacting before the ball is snapped, making it extremely difficult for his opponent. He has a unique ability to assess his weaknesses and make the adjustments to develop them into strengths.  He is an outstanding person and character off the field as well.”

A Washington, D.C. native, he is also an excellent golfer and enjoys playing with his family and friends. Those high expectations he holds for himself on the football field are also applied to his golf game. “Any time I get to golf with him is a treat,” says Woodrow. “He does know a ton about the game, he watches a lot of golf and is a phenomenal player, and I hope I’m able to show them (Max and Scott) something similar on the mountain.”

Lehrman attended the Landon School, a private, college preparatory school for boy’s grades 3-12, and just 30 seconds from Mergner’s [#75} home. However, Mergner went to the rival school, Georgetown Prep.  Despite the close proximity to each other, it wasn’t until the end of their senior years in high school when they formally met on a high school all-star team.

During the recruiting process, Lehrman attended Ivy League camps but decided Amherst was the right fit and committed early in his senior season. Mergner, however, was interested but had not visited the campus until January of 2011. When Lehrman found out Mergner had been contemplating Amherst, he kept in touch and hounded him, constantly texting to try and get his all-star teammate to join him in the Pioneer Valley, and it paid off. Now, best friends, the two square off against each other every practice. And Lehrman continues to nag his good buddy.

“We definitely understand that the harder we go, the better we are making each other,” said Mergner.  “Whether we are doing one-on-one’s and Max beats me 3-out-of-4 times, that’s going to make me better, or vice versa…”

 

For the whole article, click on this

 

Big Ben Spiritos manhandling a Central Connecticut opponent

Classmate of Max at Landon and the Dartmouth starting right guard

Big Ben

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEAR YEAR # POSITION COLLEGE Next  GAME NOTES
1 Myles Allen ‘17 32 RB Rochester 27-63

Springfield

Started

4carries 28 yards

 

2 Justin

Cort

‘18 41 RB Sewanee 27-34

Emory& Henry

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3 Jules Desroches ‘18 55 DL Kenyon 0-24

DePauw

dnp
4 Hunter Davis ‘17 staff Stetson bye
5 Anthony Fullum ‘17 34 CB W& M 27-21 o/t

Stony Brook

dnp
6 Terrence Fullum ‘15 49 DL Richmond Liberty 10/4
7 Vincent Kindfuller ‘16 60 DL MIT 48-26

Salve Regina

dnp
8 Obai Kamara ‘17 87 TE Davidson 17-56

Princeton

9 Max Lehrman ‘15 90 DE Amherst 30-7

Bowdoin

Started

1 break up

10 Dillon Rupp ‘15 91 FB Bucknell 20-7

Cornell

dnp
11 Dominique Seagears ‘18 15 DB/WR Trinity 38-0

Williams

dnp
12 Ben Spiritos ‘15 77 OL Dartmouth 19-52

UNH

started
13 Matt Underhill ‘17 90 PK W&L bye
  DNP=did not play *no participation info provided

Alumni Bear Ice Trax

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 Ryan Kennedy  of Hockey News writes that DMV native, Sam Anas, is one of the Top Ten undrafted hockey players from around the world. Here’s what the expert said about our Bear:

          Sam Anas, LW – Quinnipiac Bobcats (Montreal)

Another smaller player, Anas will fit in perfectly in Montreal. Ha ha! Just kidding. But seriously, the 5-foot-8 winger is tremendously talented in the offensive zone and put up more than a point per game this past season while playing on Quinnipiac’s top line. The Habs are giving the college kid a chance to shine in the summer now, too.

And from Quinnipiac’s website, the following comments about Sam:

…the Bobcats will welcome back the 2013-14 Tim Taylor Award winner as the NCAA Div. I Men’s Ice Hockey National Rookie of the Year in Sam Anas. In just his first season with the Bobcats, Anas put together one of the finest seasons in Quinnipiac hockey history, leading all NCAA Div. I freshmen skaters with 43 points (22-21-43) while playing in all 40 games. The first Quinnipiac player in the program’s history to be honored as the top freshman in NCAA Div. I, Anas was also honored as the ECAC Hockey Co-Rookie of the Year, an ECAC Hockey Second Team selection and All-Rookie pick, George C. Carens Rookie of the year and the College Hockey News Rookie of the Year. The Bobcats will look toward their young and highly skilled second-year forward to lead the way offensively in in the 2014-15 season.

That dude used to zoom around the Bear’s Den; more like him are coming, hopefully!

Alumni Bear LaxTrax

Canada

Trey Lundelius, McGill, maintained their undefeated status in a 2bl overtime win over the Trent University Excalibur 15-12 and then the #1Redmen beat Bishops 8-7. Trey played in both games but they do not record Ground balls or caused turnovers on the website; so there is no indication what a defensive player did.

 

Bear Water Polo Trax

Rob Spencer and Aidan Kelso, Connecticut College Camels. They lost to St. Francis (NY) 6-2 .

 

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 lost to Mount Union 2-3 in double overtime and Nick Diaz (#4) started. Against Dennison Allegheny lost 0-3 with Nick playing. Scott Powell is tied for 1st in scoring for the team.

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Zach Fingerhut, Wake Forest University beat VMI 7-0, lost to Clemson 1-3

 

Bear Rugby Trax

Jack Sears played for Colby Mules played the University of Maine Orono, but as of publication time, there were no results posted.

James Johnston’s Elon Rugby as of publication time, there were no results posted.

David Spiritos is playing rugby for Northwestern, but the Wildcats do not have an active website from which one can glean information. If anyone knows of a link, please send it.

Capital Lacrosse Invitational

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An annual, and hopefully permanent, event which honors a Bear Great Mario St. George Boiardi will be held at Landon, Sunday October 12th.

 

The Foundation, a group of his Landon and Cornell brothers and sisters, organizes a Fall Ball classic at which six of the nation’s premier college lacrosse teams will be showcased.

 

The teams, for each there are hyperlinks to their most recent rosters so you can see what DMV players will be there, are:

 

Fans will be able to see four Bears (the Joyce brothers, Marshall Peters and Jack Bolen) and 28 alumni from the extended DMV area. The schedule for these awesome matches is linked HERE (the same link includes directions to the site).

This is a unique opportunity for young players to see highly skilled players in the intimate surroundings of Bordley Field. Unlike many college stadia and the NCAA Final 4 NFL monstrosities where your seats are barely in the same ZIP or area code as the field, here your daughter or son will have a great view of these exceptional college athletes.

Speaking of young aspiring Div. I and III lacrosse players, top instructors volunteer their time to help young boy and girl laxers learn their skills. The boys will be under the tutelage of Trilogy’s National Director Mitch Belisle, who earned his Defenseman of the Year Award at Cornell. Claire Bordley, an UVa All American, a member of the USA U19 Team and now the head coach of the Potomac School Girls Varsity team, with two of her fellow Lady Cavaliers, will help the girls to improve their skills.

More details, including times, are HERE

This event, among others, raises money for the charitable works of the Foundation. A complete explanation of how this completely volunteer organization honors George’s legacy is HERE.

Please come to this wonderful exhibition of great lacrosse and even greater effort to help kids. Copy and forward this to friends, local youth lacrosse teams and anyone

Published in: on September 28, 2014 at 10:07 pm  Leave a Comment  

Landon Football 35 St. Paul’s 35

Three times the Bears held three two touchdown point advantages over the Crusaders and the home team amassed 467 yards on the ground with no lost fumbles and no interceptions. On D, there were 6 Tackles for loss and two passes knocked down by Brown jerseys. A tipped pass for a SPS touchdown, 92 yards of Landon penalties (vs. 25 for their opponents) and a blocked Field Goal ,which would have won the game, combined to deny the home team a victory. Bears 35 Crusaders 35

Entering the game, SPS (an MIAA team) had a 2-1 record, three 270# linemen, some big wide receivers and a very capable QB. They fought hard throughout the game.

The Bears received the initial kick-off and drove 69 yards in 7 plays. Josh Hunter, Robbie Adkins and Colton Rupp plus a Robbie to Johari Johnson (a very nice catch between defenders) pass. The last 4 yards for a TD were covered by Colton @ 9:41,but the PAT was blocked. BEARS 6 CRUSADERS 0

 

The visitors rely heavily on an air attack and their first series featured 7 pass attempts, 2 completions, two passes knocked down (by Kolby Williams and Griffin Brown) and a QB flushed from the pocket. By not gaining the ten yard measure on 4th down, the possession turned over to the Bears.

From their own 31, eleven Bear runs resulted in a Josh TD (2yards) @ 2:26. The line protected the PAT Peter Millsbaugh to Griffin Brown to kicker Cameron Drooz to make it Bears 13 Crusaders 0

 

The next series was not good for the visitors with a fumble on 1st down which Kolby recovered.

Four Bear plays brought the 1st quarter to an end and converted possession to SPS.

END OF 1ST QUARTER BEARS 13 CRUSADERS 0

 

Even though Landon had two TFLs (Kolby ½ and Koko Avedisian ½, then Keith Simms 1), the visitors drove 87 yards all but two plays through the air. One down was intended to be a pass (QB scramble) and a 1 yard QB sneak to score @ 9:11 of Q2. Bears 13 Crusaders 7

The home team responded with a long (56 yard, 12 play) drive, but turned the ball over on downs. The SPS offense was unable to cope with the Bear D (two sacks—Kolby ½ and Jimmy Killen ½ and another by ??); so they punted.

The Bears got the ball with 1:26 remaining and 55 yards to cover. On 4th and 3 and 0:14.3 remaining until halftime, Robbie lined up to punt, but instead gained 27 yards on a run. With seven seconds remaining, his pass was incomplete.

HALFTIME BEARS 13 CRUSADERS 7

 

The 3rd Quarter began well; five plays and 27 yards (TFLs Keith ½

and Paul Padalino ½;Kolby). A punt put the ball in the Bears’ hands for the first time in this period and they moved it quickly75 yards in 7 plays. The last 32 yards were covered in a single, fast-paced run by Josh @6:10. To recoup the blocked PAT, the Bears went for 2 and Josh punched it over to make it Bears 21 Crusaders 7

The Cameron kickoff went into the end zone putting the visitors at their own 20 yard line. Two Landon penalties mover the ball 30 yards of the SPS 80 yard drive all but the last play via the pass. The QB sneaked the last yard for the TD @ 2:03; PAT good. Bears 21 Crusaders 14

 

The Bears possessed the ball through the remainder of the 3rd quarter and into the 4th.

END OF 3RD QUARTER BEARS 21 CRUSADERS 14

 

The last play of the drive was the first of the quarter and Robbie scored from the 1 @11:47. Peter to Griffin to Cameron for the PAT. Bears 28 Crusaders 14

 

Cameron booted the ball into the end zone. The visitors started 80 yards from their goal line. Nine passes, three QB scrambles, and two significant penalties moved the ball to the one yard line and the SPS QB carried it for a TD @ 6:03 and a the PAT made it Bears 28 Crusaders 21

 

Landon replied with vengeance and on the 3rd play from scrimmage, Josh sprinted 65 yards for a TD @ 5:33. The referees called two penalties one was assessed on the PAT requiring a 30 yard kick with which Cameron was still successful. The score now was Bears 35 Crusaders 21.

 

The second penalty pushed the Bears back 15 yards for the kickoff, thereby shortening the field for the visitors. A Jimmy Killen sack set them back, but a series of Crusaders passes, plus a pass interference call moved the ball down the field quickly. The last throw by the SPS QB was tipped by the Bears’ D looked as though the drive may be stopped. The ball fluttered down field into the hands of a SPS receiver who ran to the end zone. The TD was @ 3:47 Bears 35 Crusaders 28

 

Landon was unable to mount a time-consuming drive and had to punt. The visitors drove the 53 yards in 5 plays to score @ 2:01 Bears 35 Crusaders 35

 

The home team moved the ball 51 yards with runs and a pass setting up a 20 or so yard Field Goal attempt. Unfortunately the Crusaders broke through the line and blocked the kick.

The SPS took possession and took a knee to run out the clock.

The coaches and referees huddled for a long time, breaking to start overtime in which both teams were to be given an opportunity to score from the respective 25 yards. After four plays, the referees called the game over.

A very bizarre ending to a hard fought game.

FINAL SCORE BEARS 35 CRUSADERS 35

 

player rushes yards TDs
Hunter 27 188 3 plus a 2pt PAT
Rupp 15 124 1
Adkins 11 81 1
Johnson 7 66
Kindfuller 1 8
Pride 1 0
  62 467

 

 

player attempts receptions interceptions yards
Adkins 5 3 0 49

 

Player receptions yards
Johnson 2 29
Hunter 1 17

 

 

BEAT EHS

 

 

Published in: on September 27, 2014 at 8:41 am  Leave a Comment  

SUNDAY EDITION for BEARSPORTSNEWS for 9/21

This week– here’s a variety of Bear Feats for this week!

  • Varsity Cross Country results

  • Records of the varsity football opponents—GP loses to SSSA, EHS loses to Ireton, Palotti rebounds by crushing next opponent

  • Three Senior Profiles

  • Alumni news from

    • Cross-country cruises to near perfection in 1st home meet

    • Football—7 of 11 Bears played in games; five started; two scored points;

      • Domo played in his 1st game and assisted on a tackle;

      • Myles ran for 2 TDs and 113 yards

      • Max had 7 tackles and 1.5 TFLs

      • Matt had 5 points kicking

      • Terrence and Ben started

    • Water polo—Rob Spencer scores 6 for his Camels in two matches

    • Soccer – Nick Diaz started and got an SOG

    • Lacrosse – Trey’s team is in 1st place

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Landon Wins First Home Meet

Wednesday September 17, 2014

Bethesda, MD

By Thomas Drescher

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Landon hosted St. Andrews, Covenant Life, and Sandy Spring Friends School for the first official home meet of the season on Wednesday afternoon, and the Bears truly showcased the speed that they’d worked so hard to develop over the past ten days. The nearly-perfect team finish—a score of 16—was merely the expected end result for a squad that collectively posted 13 PRs (Personal Records) amid 40 or so season record times. Led once again by the increasingly dominant Ben Gilbert (1st), Landon also enjoyed standout performances from Jack Chlopak (2nd), Wesley Feldman (3rd), and Will Powell (4th). Fleet-footed freshmen Ari Chaddah and Kevin Tsai ran PRs, and Peter King, Logan Giles, Matt Lowrie (PR), and Henry Smith all finished in the top 20. Some JV runners dropped as many as five minutes from their previous season times; from top to bottom, the Bears showcased their grit and speed, and hopes are high for a victory at the Musselman Invitational this Saturday in West Virginia. Thanks to all who cheered on the runners from all schools during the meet. Go Bears!

Complete Results

 thanks for the leadership and article, Coach Hunt

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Senior Profiles

 

Koko Avedisian ,#44 , LB/RB

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  1. When did you start playing football?

I started playing football when I was 9 years old for Vienna

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

4.9 and 235

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

    . Georgia and Todd Gurley  

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

The prep football game last year was very special to me. We were not nearly as big as they were but we pulled off a strong win

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

My favorite faculty member would be a tie between Mr. Cassidy and Mr. Norman and my favorite course would have to be Spanish 5

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

I’m all about sports but I also love spending time with my family and friends

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

Koko and it has been a name in my family and it’s a translation from my Armenian background. Gregory goes to Kriekor and Koko is a nickname for that. I’ve had the name ever since I’ve been alive

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

  • Friendly, prideful, hardworking.

  • Loving, hardworking, soft

  1. What’s on your iPod?

Everything

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

I’m not that much of an interesting guy. My teammates and friends know everything about me. I have no secrets with them.

Ian Dabney, #79, Guard

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  1. 1. When did you start playing football?

5th grade

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

I have never run an official 40, but my best bench weight was 265.

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

UVA is my favorite team, and although I don’t have a favorite player, I love watching all the players in the race for the Heisman, especially Todd Gurley.

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

I was sick and therefore couldn’t play, but watching us beat Bullis my sophomore year was by far the best moment I can remember.

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

My favorite class is probably US History with Coach Holm.

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

I don’t do it as much as I would like, but one of my favorite hobbies is DJing.

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

I’ve been called Dabs, IDabs, RealDJDabs, Dabbles, Dabbers, The Dabber, A Little Dab’ll Do Ya, and many more. Dabs is definitely the most common though.

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

I would say that I’m fun, caring, and determined. My parents said that I’m charismatic, empathetic, and intelligent.

  1. What’s on your iPod?

Everything. I’ve got almost 20,000 songs from various genres, but Hip-Hop and Electronic are my favorites.

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

I get sick a lot, but everyone already knows that. I don’t think anyone knows that when I was a little kid I did gymnastics. Unlike Johari, it didn’t help me athletically; I just did it so I could jump into the giant foam pit.

 

 

Cameron Drooz #82 K, P

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  1. When did you start playing football?

I’ve been kicking for a while, but just started with the team last year.

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

 

I don’t know and my 1 max rep is 245

 

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

My favorite college team is UCLA and I don’t have a favorite player.

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

Probably either when we beat Prep or when I started to hit 50+ yard field goals directly off the ground.

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

My favorite course probably was American Studies and I had many great teachers including Mr. Ogden, Mr. Botti and others..

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

I don’t know, I do community service and that’s pretty much it for non sports related extracurriculars.

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

    Don’t have one.

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

Aspiring, Hardworking, and Driven. I don’t know what my parents would say.

  1. What’s on your iPod?

A lot of rap.

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

I honestly don’t know

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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 1-3 x 41-20 DE Christian 13-40 Severn 0-27 Avalon
BL 2-2 0-14 Parkville x 19-24

Mt. St. Joe

52-31

Kiski

Palotti 5-1 3 wins 10-0 Severn x 54-7 Loch Haven
PVI 1-3 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 bye x
EHS 1-2 dnp dnp 44-7 Oak Hill 24-26

Ireton

x
 
SSSA 2-2 F’burg Christian 14-21 14-38 St. Christophers 32-0

Mercersburg

34-30

GP

  x
BS 2-1 dnp 14-20 Mt. St. Joe’s 29-28 (3o/t) Spaulding 30-20 Mt. St. Mary’s x
GP 1-3 27-26 FUMA 21-27 Bishop McNamara 3-38 Gonzaga 30-34

SSSA

x
StA 1-2 dnp 12-0 Annacostia 6-38 Ireton 7-28

Severn

  x

 

 

Alumni Cross Country

 

 

Mac Hightower, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Cross Country next meet 9/27.

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Jack Gilbert, cross country, Gordon College’ Scots Country Last week finished 58th out of 147 runners at the University of New England Invitational.  He was 7th for Gordon College with 8000 meter time of 29:42.0 (5:59 per mile pace).His next meet is 9/27.

 

 

Alumni College Football

BEAR YEAR # POSITION COLLEGE Next  GAME NOTES
1 Myles Allen ‘17 32 RB Rochester 30-2

Galludet

Started17

carries 113 yards

2 TD

2 Justin

Cort

‘18 41 RB Sewanee 20-34

Randolph

Macon

dnp
3 Jules Desroches ‘18 55 DL Kenyon Ohio

Wesleyan

dnp
4 Hunter Davis ‘17 staff Stetson 37-19

Birmingham Southern

5 Anthony Fullum ‘17 34 CB W& M 33-19

Lafayette

dnp
6 Terrence Fullum ‘15 49 DL Richmond 26-29

UNH

Started,
7 Vincent Kindfuller ‘16 60 DL MIT 9/27

Salve

Regina

8 Obai Kamara ‘17 87 TE Davidson L 32-40

Morehead

State

played
9 Max Lehrman ‘15 90 DE Amherst 14-6

Bates

Started 1 solo

6 assts

1.5 TFLs. 1 sack

10 Dillon Rupp ‘15 91 FB Bucknell 36-20

Sacred

Heart

dnp
11 Dominique Seagears ‘18 15 DB/WR Trinity 32-7

Colby

Played 1 asst
12 Ben Spiritos ‘15 77 OL Dartmouth 35-25

Central

Conn.

started
13 Matt Underhill ‘17 90 PK W&L 23-28

Centre

1/1

FGs, 2/2

PAT

Ave. KO 57.2 yds

  DNP=did not play *no participation info provided

SORRY BUT WORD PRESS MANGLED THIS CHART!

Lacrosse

Canada

Trey Lundelius, McGill, played in an11-5 victory over Bishop’s last week and this week beat Queen’s 7-6.The Redmen are undefeated and #1 in the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association.

 

Bear Water Polo Trax

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Rob Spencer and Aidan Kelso, Connecticut College Camels. Rob is an All American! They lost to Brown and Harvard, but Rob scored 6 goals. The Camels then lost to Fordham 9-13 and to Iona 7-15.

 

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 PSU Behrend 3-2 with Nick Dias (starting and getting a Shot on Goal).

Zach Fingerhut, Wake Forest University lost to VaTech 0-2

 

Bear Rugby Trax

Jack Sears played for Colby Mules 9/13 @ University of New England. .  Jack sears scored a try and made two conversions as Colby men started their fall season with a 24-7 win over U. of New England. To quote from the report “Off a lineout, Jack Sears ’17 attacked the blind side, surprising the UNE defenders and was able to dash into the try zone from 55 yards out. ” Jack is the team’s leading scorer as of the UNE game.9/20 Bowdoin resulted not reported as of publication

 

James Johnston’s Elon Rugby Club lost to UNC Greensboro by the slim 17-19 margin.

Published in: on September 21, 2014 at 10:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

Landon Football 42 Paul VI 13

For the second week in a row, the Bears faced a team named the Panthers and for consecutive weeks the Landon D held the opposing offense to 0 touchdowns. Behind a withering running game (399 yards), the home team put up six touchdowns on the way to a 42-13 win.

The home team benefited from an all school charge of the Bear brigade over the BAC hill. That enthusiasm continued with good cheers and even better signing/dancing to DJ and injured football player Ian Dabney.

Paul VI runs a winged-T offense very much like the home team’s. It ran the ball mostly through the middle with team blocking. Its first drive went 60 yards on 11 plays, but the Bears D stiffened to stop the Panthers. The visitors were first on the scoreboard with a 32 yard field goal @ 7:19. Panthers 3 Bears 0

Landon fell on a squib kick and started at its own 34 yard line. Runs by Colton Rupp, Josh Hunter, Johari Johnson and Robbie Adkins moved the ball down the field in 7 plays with Colton punching in from the 3 yard line @ 4:31. The PAT was performed by LS Peter Millspaugh ,holder Griffin Brown and kick by Cameron Drooz. Bears 7 Panthers 3

 The Brown clad (their new UnderArmour gear) defense were prepared for their opponents’ offense and forced a 3 and out. ( D = Koko Avedisian, Joe Gagnon, Jimmy Killen, Kolby Williams, Keith Simms, Conor Price, Paul Padalino, Johari, Brian Menendez, Tommy Crittenberger; later Robel Dereje, Zach Zulauf, Derek Hankim, Mark Ebo, Joey Epstein, Andrew Fowler, Will Lincoln, Jake Wright, Ryan Pride, Brian MacLaury).

First and ten at the Landon 44 and again the home team’s running game was lethal, 6 plays and 56 yards with runs by Colton (3 for 46 yards) and Josh (2 for 16 and the TD) @ 0:14.5. The PAT team of  Griffin and Cameron was successful again to make it Bears 14 Panthers 3

The Panthers’ Colton, last name Davis, their running back, corner back, punter and kick returner received the Cameron kick-off at the PVI 1 yard(that’s one) line and ran 99 yards to score @0:00.5. The visitors’ kicker nailed the PAT to make it Panthers 10 Bears 14

END OF 1ST Quarter Bears 14 Panthers 10

Undaunted, the Landon O mounted at 8 play, 64 yard drive to score again. This was a combination of Johari (1 for 15), Josh (2 for 20), Johari (1 for 14) and Colton (3 for 18 and a TD) @ 9:14. A key play in this series was a downfield fumble recovery by Trent Whalen; without his following down the field, possession might have been lost. The Jack to Griffin to Cameron combination converted the PAT to make it Bears 21 Panthers 10

Another defensive stand resulted in a 3-and-out, aided by a TFL sack by Kolby Williams and Jimmy Killen moving PVI back 11 yards in one play. The Panther punt only moved the line of scrimmage 44 yards from another Bear score 6:57until half. Six runs moved the ball for another TD. The movement included runs by Robbie (1 for 15), Ryan Pride (1 for 8) and Josh (3 for 25 plus the TD) @5:04. The PAT team converted to make it Bears 28 Panthers 10

The Panthers again moved the ball (11 plays for 62 yards on the ground, the one pass was knocked down by Tommy Crittenberger), but stalled. A 32 yard FG made it Panthers 13 Bears 28 @ 1:08

The Bears got the ball with less than a minute did not score on this possession for the first time in the half.

HALFTIME BEARS 28 PANTHERS 13

The home team received the 2nd half kick-off and again controlled the ground (aided by the excellent blocking by -Tom Evans, Joey Tabb, Paul Millspaugh, Trent, Steven Gee, Kolby Williams and Keith Simms through 3 quarters; then Grant Hani, Anthony Harris, George Shalloway, John Slowinski, Eric Shalloway, Mark Ebo). Ten plays (including one incomplete pass) moved the ball 71 yards. The runs were by Johari (2 for 4), Colton (3 for 46), Josh (2 for 9) and Robbie (2 for 5 and a TD) @ 7:59. PAT connected to make it BEARS 35 PANTHERS 13

The visitors’ made a 1st down only to be sacked by Keith Simms and Conor Price (Keith on the way to the QB shoved the Panther blocker into the erstwhile passer and then joined his teammate of a TFL) and then the Panthers fumbled with Zach Zulauf recovering.

The next Bear drive included some new players (like QB Griffin) and some linemen. Ten plays brought the clock into the 4th Q. The big play was an inside reverse by Johari, who flew 35 yards for a TD @ 11:51 of the last quarter [unlike two previous long runs (vs. BL and Palotti; both about 60 yards, this one did not include a mysterious flag). The PAT kick split the uprights.

START OF 4TH Q BEARS 42 PANTHERS 13

 

The Panther’s troubles on offense continued; six plays resulted in a fumble (did not see who recovered). The Bears ate up two minutes on their next possession. The visitors had major problems with the Landon D. First Robel and Derek crushed the PVI QB and on the next play Robel and Mark Ebo met in the backfield to bring down the visiting passer. The last play, bringing the clock to 0:00, was an incomplete pass.

A very good game by both the Landon O and D.

FINAL SCORE BEARS 42 PANTHERS 13

 

NEXT WEEK St. PAUL’s 9/26 @ 4:30pm

Published in: on September 20, 2014 at 7:47 am  Leave a Comment  
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