Landon 83 The Heights 51

Landon Basketball 83 Heights 51

By Vernon Holleman

Tonight, the Bears bounced back after tough losses to down the street rival Whitman, with a huge win against a smaller Heights team. Even though the Bears did not have starting guard Chazz Harley and center Mac Hollensteiner, the Bears were able to get started early and keep the lead. The bears never trailed, and this was in big part due to a huge performance from junior forward Dane Camphausen (12 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, and 1 block). Julian Larosiliere and Justin Patterson also both scored in double digits and provided huge baskets and rebounds. Everybody who dressed played, and all but one person who stepped on the court scored at least one point.

The Bears started off scoring the first point of the game, and would not surrender this lead. The bears went on a run the whole first quarter and ended the first quarter leading the Cavaliers 22-12 after a basket at the end of the quarter from Tejon Ford assisted by Kino Lilly.

The Bears would continue their dominance throughout the second quarter with many big baskets and defensive stops. Miles Davis had a big basket assisted by Canin Reynolds with short time to extend the Bears lead to 16. The Bears lead the Heights 39-23 at halftime.

In the second half, the Bears continued to dominate, and this allowed many people who don’t normally get a whole lot of time to play. With 3:00 remaining in the third quarter, Canin Reynolds had a huge and-1 that lead to a timeout for the Heights, which cleared the whole bench Daraun Gray hit a huge 3 at the end of the third to put the Bears up by over 30, and gave his fellow teammates even more opportunities to play. The Bears led the Cavaliers 64-32.

The Bears then got everyone who dressed in during the fourth quarter, and extended the lead even more. Eric Ford, a freshman who has not gotten a whole lot of playing time this year, came in during the fourth quarter and provided a huge 10 points to extend the Bears’ lead. In addition to Eric, Evan Ridgeway and Mikey Amsellem gave huge minutes and scored big baskets to help the team continue dominance. The game ended in a lob sided victory from the Bears, and seems to be a big confidence booster after a tough loss and before a big test against Potomac.

The Bears return to action with another quick turnaround on Friday at 7:30 against the Potomac School. The Bears lost a very tough one to the Panthers last year. After setting the tone early, the Panthers came up big in the second half and edged out a 1-point victory. The two teams know each other very well, and share similar playing styles. The two teams have even shared practices together, so it should be a very good matchup.

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Landon 59 Whitman 62

Landon basketball 59 Whitman 62

Tonight, the Bears lost a tough one to down the street rival Walt Whitman Vikings in a hard fought game the whole time. Landon has had leads against Whitman in each of the last 2 meetings, only to lose each time, and tonight, Whitman proved again that they are a much better second half squad than the Bears. The Vikings scored the first basket of the game quickly, but the bears scored 4 in a row with the first basket of the game coming from Canin Reynolds to get the Bears going. The whole first quarter was back and forth, and ended with the Bears up 20-14 after a buzzer beating 2 from Justin Patterson.

The second quarter was very similar with the game going back and forth. The Bears and Vikings traded baskets for much of the quarter with the Bears being up by 6 for most of the quarter. The Bears took a 7-point lead after an and-1 from Canin Reynolds assisted by Justin Patterson. The Vikings and Bears traded a few more baskets until a 3 from Whitman ended the half with the Bears up 34-30.

The third quarter is where the Vikings began to control the game. The Bears and Vikings traded baskets, the Vikings went on a 16-0 run that would end Julian Larosiliere assisted by Canin Reynolds with 4:00 left. The Bears would then go on their own run, and tie the game up with 1 minute left in the 3rd with a huge basket from Miles Davis. The third would then end with more trading baskets, ending the quarter with the Vikings up 48-50.

The fourth quarter was again very evenly matched going back and forth until the very end. The Bears took their first lead since halfway through the third quarter, after a huge jump shot from Kino Lilly assisted by Canin Reynolds. The rest of the quarter would be very evenly matched going back and forth the whole time. Julian Larosiliere grabbed a rebound with 31 seconds with the Bears down by 1, but received a technical foul that was his fifth foul of the game. This gave the Vikings 2 free throws and the ball with 31 seconds remaining. The Vikings would make one of the free throws, giving the Bears a chance to get a stop and tying the game. The Bears would get this stop, and Justin Patterson would have a great opportunity that looked like it was halfway down before it rimmed out. The Vikings would grab the rebound, and would be fouled. The foul shots could seal the game, but with the Vikings missing the second free throw, the Bears had a chance. Freshman Kino Lilly got the ball and heaved up a prayer with no time left, but it would hit off the backboard to seal the third straight win over the Bears for the Vikings.

The Bears will have a quick turn around today against the Heights away at 6:00. The Bears will need to bounce back and get back to a .500 record before Friday against Potomac, which will be the last game before exams.

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BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 12.09.2017

 

 

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WINTER, good coverage of 3 Varsity teams; would welcome more —
    • Wrestlers beat Wilson and then placed 5th in Mad Mats tournament with only 10 Bears entered and Bears 4 champions/5 in finals/4 champions
    • Hockey lost to WCHS and then beat SJCHS
    • Hoops, after leading, lost to Sidwell
  • Bears making trax in basketball, hockey and swimming plus a special recognition for a Bear
    • Coach Bordley is recognized as HS Coach of the Year.
  • Bears making trax in professional hoops, AHL and USHL (not pro)

 

INSIDE THE WHITE ROCKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Fall Sport
    • Varsity Football—WaPo #18; Maryland Football Foundation’s poll has not been updated since 11/8. All Mets
    • Varsity Soccer— (15-2-2; WaPo# 2) All Mets

 

December 5,2017

The Bears won their first home match tonight 55-21 against Woodrow Wilson. We won 10 of the 14 matches.  Several young Bears stepped up and earned respect…

Nate Zola (106) joined us this week to help fill the lightest weight.  He almost got a takedown and looks to be tough little guy with good instincts.

David Diaz bumped up a weight again to help fill the 182 pound weight class.  He also had a close match and almost pulled one out for the team.

The match started at 152.  Marc Schermer (152), Brendon Gallagher (160), Joel Desroches (195), and Lorenzo Lopez received forfeits.

Jonny Gherman earned a major decision at 170.

We won the last five matches starting with Patrick Townsend (pin at 113), Axel Giron (pin at 120), Matt Amitay (6-4 at 138), Luc Schermer (pin at 145).

In exhibition matches, we won 4 of the 9 matches.  First week wrestler Sachin Srikanth survived all three periods but lost 9-4. Jack Bradley (160), Jerrold Johnson (160), Matt Fierro (138), and Jake Kowitz (138) all earned pins in the first period, except Matt who pinned his opponent 15 seconds into the second period.

It was a good night of wrestling.  Everyone contributed in some way and we got every healthy wrestler a match.

 

December 9,2017

 

What an exciting weekend for the Bears! We still are not at full strength, but we are continuing to make waves where ever we go.  This weekend we took 5th place out of 19 teams.  We only entered 10 wrestlers into the tournament, but 8 of the 10 placed in the top 6.  We had 5 in the finals with 4 champions. 

At 113, Junior Patrick Townsend fought hard, but lost in the round before placing.

At 120, Axel Giron won one of the toughest weights in the tournament.  The top 4 guys are ranked 7th, 8th, 8th at 126, and 17th in the State.  Due to his amazing effort and aggressive wrestling, Axel was voted the Outstanding wrestler of the tournament when he won 5-4 in the finals after being down 4-1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Lorenzo left and Axel right]

At 126, Lorenzo Lopez won in convincing fashion when he pinned his opponent in the finals in 1:14.  In fact, Lorenzo pinned won by pin in all 4 of his matches.  He received the most pins in the shortest amount of time in the tournament.  He wrestled a total of 7:20 the entire weekend. At 132, Patrick Kielb [the noted percussionist of the Landon orchestra] took second place after losing a tough match in the finals.

At 138, Matt Amitay took 5th place after going 3-2 for the weekend.  He pulled a big victory in the placement match with a takedown in the 3rd period winning 3-2.

At 152, Senior Captain Brendon Gallagher won his third championship.  He beat a St. Paul’s wrestler 13-0.

 At 160, Jonny Gherman went 3-2 for the weekend and placed fourth.  Jonny continues to improve each match.

 At 170, we welcome Jelani Machen back to the mat with a championship. He started this season with 3 pins and 7-1 victory in the finals.

At 195, Nick Haller lost in the semi-finals.  He was not able to return the second day and forfeited out to 6th place.

Team Scores

  1.            St. Paul`s             296.0
  2.            Stephen Decatur              217.5
  3.            Poolesville          208.0
  4.            Conestoga          195.5
  5.            Landon 191.5
  6.            Good Counsel    186.0
  7.            Magruder           175.5
  8.            Walter Johnson                117.5
  9.            Gaithersburg      114.5
  10.         Richard Montgomery     88.0
  11.         Bullis     82.0
  12.         West Potomac   75.0
  13.         Howard               74.0
  14.         Kennedy              30.0
  15.         Model   30.0
  16.         Glenelg Country               27.0
  17.         Chancellor          16.0
  18.         McDonough       16.0
  19.         Westlake             10.0

 

 

 

From the Magruder Mad Mats (source: Twitter @JelaniMachen) —Jelani Machen wins his weight class

 

 

BEAR TRACKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Sports

 

  • Lacrosse

 

o   Rob Bordley (L’66) the National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association at the IMCLA convention (there are a lot of alphabet groups in lax) awarded its 2017 Coach of the Year Award to Landon’s teacher/mentor/head lax coach. Coach Bordley’s remarks included quotations from JHU Coach emeritus Scott’s book. In support of the Coach were Sylvester Miniter (L’80), T/M/C JR Bordley (L’00), Coach Bordley with book, T/M/C Ian Healey (L’00) and T/M/C/ AD Paul Padalino. Rob’s lunch was slowed by a who’s who of college and high school coaches (including the current coach at Bishop O’Connell).

[photograph courtesy of Sandy Murdock L’65]

 

Winter Sports

Darion Atkins (L 11) SIG Strasbourg, France (9-5) beat Banvet (87-72); DA:started, 30:16 minutes, 23 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist.

THE MAN OF THE MATCH: DARION ATKINS

While he has not always been very “solid” in defense, especially against Angelo Caloiaro, Darion Atkins has been more than successful in attack, an area that seems to have his preferences … With 23 points to 10 out of 12 including a nice 2 of 2 three-point, 4 rebound and 26 rating, he was the offensive leader of his team. If he hardens his attitude on the other side of the field, he will live up to the expectations of his coach …

then beat Cholet (88-54), DA:started, 21 minutes, 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist,.

College Basketball

Aaron Byrd (L’15) Augusta University Jaguars (3-3) beat Paine College 85-56 started , __ minutes, 5 points, 4 reb, 2 assists, __steal (poor stat availability at Paine)

Tone Cockrell (L’17) Marywood Pacers (4-2) next game 12/16.

Coach Christian Webster, (L09) Va Tech (9-1) Assistant Coach

Coach Joe McDonald (L12), GWU (5-5) Director of Player Development

 

Ice Hockey

 

 

College (4)

Connor Meike (L’12) Williams Eph Men (5-2) D, lost to Amherst 0-1, played , lost to Hamilton 2-3 played, scored a goal

Jack Barton (L’14), Skidmore Thoroughbreds (1-9-1) F, no games

Chris Javens (L’13), Skidmore Thoroughbreds (1-9-1) D, no games

Christian Meike, (L’14) Michigan Wolverines (7-7-2) D, no games

College Club (1)

Jacob Ruttenberg (’15), Tufts Club, no news

 

AHL

Sam Anas (L11) Iowa Wild (11-8-4) Sam has 3 goal and 8 assists in 17 games per twitter, Sam just scored his 4th goal

 

USHL Hockey

Patrick Giles (L*18) US National U18 (9-6 in USHL) has 8Gs and 11 assists.

Swimming (2)

 

Jack Chlopak, (L17) Connecticut College Camels, no longer on roster?

Jason Tang, (L17) Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineers,4-1, next meet in January.

 

 

 

 

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Landon Hockey 7 St. John’s College High School 3

The Cadets invited the Bears into the SJCHS rink atop the MAPHL standings (3-1-1). However, the Landon motto, “virtute et non vi” was the operative theme of the game. The home team’s players went to the penalty box 5 times and the visitors scored 4 PP’s goals (4 of 5 opportunities and Landon’s first 3 tallies){fair and balanced: the visitors were whistled four time}.

Observations:

  • Landon’s game was full of energy at both ends of the ice;
  • a number of Bear turnovers resulted in odd man rushes;
  • the Cadets had some breakaways, but Max Weinstein rebuffed them;
  • the baby Bear D-men played well against a physical team
  • of the 7 Landon goals, 5 had multiple assists—good structure and passing

The Cadets’ Coliseum?  Compound? Cavern? Corral? ice Castle? was filled with fired up red-and-gray clad fans and they were ready at the opening puck. Their enthusiasm dissipated when Ryan Giles connected with Drew Wellington for a tip-in and a PP goal @ 9:30.

Three minutes later, a scrum of Bears and Cadets collected in front of Max’s crease and from that confusion a puck emerged for SJCHS’ 1st goal at 8:37

Another Cadet was asked by the referees to take a time out and 0:45 later, Drew passed to Joey Graham and the sophomore forward beat the St. John goalie on the short side @ 6:37.

The last goal of this trimester was a combination of secondary assist, Nico Kenary, primary assist Ryan and goal by Joey @1:52 another extra man conversion.

[unofficial, but maybe more accurate statistics; Max’s Saves: 6; Bears SOGs: 12]

END OF 1ST PERIOD BEARS 3 CADETS 1

The Cadet coaching staff used the intermission to inspire their charges and the home skaters picked up the pace. That added intensity did not stop, only delayed, the Landon scoring.

The line of Jake Davidson (assist), Joey (assist) and Ryan (goal) notched #4 @ 7:18.

Coach Sears paired the D-men to include some experience with a younger player; the men of the blue line were (in order of he sweater numbers) Chase Blazer (also a Hand Bells star), Jake Cohen (the first of a family of hockey studs and likely the best in the opinion of #3), Jack-Henry Lages (really #28), Henry Chipperfield (whose prize-wining steer was sold to a famous Bear alumnus) Peter Gilbert (the next in a family line of hockey players; again in #20’s opinion, the best) and Ethan Weinstein (the BIGGER twin).

SJCHS got its 2nd goal, a PP, at 1:54.

[Max’s saves 9/15; Bears SOG: 12/24; period/total]

END OF 2ND PERIOD BEARS 4 CADETS 2

Uncomfortable with the narrowing margin, the Bears bumped it back up to +3 on another double-assisted goal, Jake D to Ryan to Chase for a nice goal @14:07

The Cadets earned their 3rd goal at 8:29 with a battle in front of the crease.

The Argentinian Assassin, a/k/a #10, having missed a couple of games, got the next two Bear goals. The first was assisted by Will Jarrett and Drew Wellington to Nico @6:25. The second and last of the game was an empty netter, with a SJC -3 margin. Will to Ethan to Nico @ 1:35

 [Max’s saves 9/24; Bears SOG: 10/34; period/total]

END OF 3rd PERIOD BEARS 7 CADETS 3

Last DMV for Bears in 2017; next game is at a PA tournament (will have coverage); then SSSA away 1/5

 

 

 

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Landon 48 Sidwell Friends 61

Landon basketball 48 Sidwell Friends 61

By Vernon Holleman

Tonight, the bears dropped their second game of the season to a very athletic Sidwell Friends team. The Bears started off hot, setting the tone early with a 3-pointer from Chazz Harley, assisted by Canin Reynolds on the first possession of the game. The bears’ success continued through the first quarter, and at one point held a 12-point lead. The Bears led by 10 points after the first quarter.

During the second quarter, Sidwell began to get hot. The Quakers’ 3-point shooting was on, and the Bear’s lead was cut to only 4 at halftime. The bear’s offense began to turn the ball over, and the Sidwell crowd came back into the game after being silent for most of the first quarter.

Sidwell started off the second half hot, and hit two big 3 pointers to begin the third quarter. The Quakers went on a run and took a 7-point lead early in the third quarter. However, the Bears would tie it up with 4 minutes left in the third quarter after a big layup from Julian Larosiliere assisted by Canin Reynolds. The Quakers then went on a 7-0 run that was capped off with a huge Sidwell dunk with 2:33 left in the third quarter. The third quarter would then end with the bears and Quakers trading baskets and the Quakers leading 38-31.

The fourth quarter, Sidwell’s 3-point shooting was HOT. After a huge basket for the Quakers, Landon called a timeout with 7:15 remaining in the final quarter. The Bears would regroup, but Landon could not seem to get the lid off of the basket, while it seemed like Sidwell could not miss. Sidwell held a 15-point lead halfway through the 4th quarter. The Bears would cut the deficit to 11, but Quaker free throws with 4 seconds remaining in the game would deal the deal at 61-48.

Landon will look to bounce back next Tuesday, the 12th of December against down street rival Walt Whitman High School at 6:00 at Riddleberger Gymnasium. The Bears will look to avenge 2 straight close losses against the Vikings in 2015 and 2016, and look to start off a week in which they have 3 games in 4 days with a win.

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Landon Hockey 1 Winston Churchill 3

The 6-1 Bulldogs are the three-time MSHL champions. The Bears entered the game 2-0 and their last victory was against a tough MAPHL opponent. That game was largely won by a first period explosion. The WCHS squad has averaged 8.66 goals per game while their D has given up 1.6 on average.

The first period did not see the high energy Bears. The skaters had to adjust to the Bulldogs’ higher level game- more speed, better passing, better structured game, good use of stick and body, etc. The home team was struggling to meet their opponents’ superior game. The good news is that WCHS did not score, in large part due to Max Weinstein’s superb goaltending, stopping 9 opponents’ shots, many within his crease. His teammates’ O was only able to put two SOGs.

END OF 1ST PERIOD BEARS 0 BULLDOGS 0

The visitors were inhospitable to their hosts, scoring two goals within 0:38 (12:56 and then again 12:18). The first was the result of a scrum in front of the net and the puck was suddenly in the back of the net. The Bulldogs’ next tally was on a breakaway; a single WCHS player and he had time to shoot.

Somehow that breaking of the ice seemed to elevate the Bears’ play. They were better exiting their D zone and entered the O zone with greater control and confidence. The SOG imbalance of period 1 was almost eliminated as the Landon shooters made the WCHS goalie stop 11 pucks and Max faced 9.

END OF 2ND PERIOD BULLDOGS 2 BEARS 0

Between stanzas, the ice was Zambonied, and the visitors took advantage of the clearer surface to score after 0:29. Down 0-3 the home team did not collapse. Their game elevated on both ends of the ice. The SOG meter on the scoreboard showed the home team shots as greater that the MSHL’s top team. Now the Bears exhibited the coordinated O and D of a good hockey squad; the “process” showed that the Bears could play with the Bulldogs.

Process is even better when its result is a goal. At 13:33, a Ryan Giles’ puck moved to Joey Graham and from there to Jake Davidson who scored.

FINAL SCORE BULLDOGS 3 BEARS 1

A loss is never palatable, but this one was didactic. Learned: level of effort needed, that they can play against good competition, improved skating/shooting.

St. John’s College High School on Friday at the Bears Den @ 7:30pm

 

 

 

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Landon Hockey 1 Winston Churchill 3

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BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 12.02.2017


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Soccer (#2 per WaPo) 7 Bears all IAC
  • Football (#20 per WaPo) 13 Bears 1st and 2nd team All IAC plus the offensive player of the year
  • WINTER, all teams have won early in the season —

o   Hoops beat GDS

o   Hockey beat WJ and SMR to go2-0

o   Swimmers beat The Heights

o   Wrestlers win 1st dual meet and have Bears place in two tournaments

  • Bears making trax in basketball, hockey and swimming plus a special recognition for a Bear

o   Ryan Curtis inducted into the Charlottesville Lacrosse HoF

o   Seagears headed to an All Star game

o   Bears go head-to-head in hockey

o   Byrd and Cockrell are hooping it up at the next level. 

  • Bears making trax in professional hoops, AHL and USHL (not pro)

 

 

 

 

INSIDE THE WHITE ROCKS

o   Fall Sports

 

o   Varsity Football—WaPo #18; will be updated soon. Maryland Football Foundation’s poll has not been updated since 11/8. Bears win 20th IAC crown.

o   Varsity Soccer— (15-2-2; WaPo# 2) wins both the regular season and tournament championships. It is the Bear’s 19th IAC title.  Post season awards include team honors and 7 ALL IAC awards and Nico Kenary as the POY. Coach Reed’s report on his team:

2017 VARSITY SOCCER AWARDS 

GILLESPIE MEMORIAL AWARD:  Peter Gilbert

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER(S):  Alex Freed and Nico Kenary

MOST VALUABLE DEFENSIVE PLAYER(S):  Michael Branche and Parker Lotstein

MOST VALUABLE OFFENSIVE PLAYERS(S):  Noah Hannam and Allan Kupka

MOST IMPROVED:  Ryan Fruehwirth

ROOKIE(S) of the YEAR:  Tobi Olaniyi and Cooper Johnson

COACHES AWARDS:  Davis Walker (Oberg), Charles Nagel (Pipoli), Alex Riel (Erickson), Spencer Davis (Reed)

CAPTAINS FOR 2018 TEAM:  Miles Tonkel, ’19, and Will Bou, ‘19

2017 LANDON ALL – I.A.C. PLAYERS

 

Nico Kenary, centerback (also in 2016)

Alex Freed, goalkeeper

Burke McLaughlin, winger/central midfielder

Drew Parker, winger (also in 2016)

Zach Johnson, forward (also in 2015 and 2016)

Noah Hannam, central midfielder/forward

Allan Kupka, forward (also in 2016)

2017 I.A.C. PLAYER of the YEAR

NICO KENARY

NOTE:  several players will also be nominated for All-Met consideration, but that process is still a few weeks from completion.  We still have received an online nominating form from the Post yet; probably will know the results by mid-December.

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

OVERALL RECORD:  15 – 2 – 2

I.A.C. REGULAR SEASON RECORD:  8 – 1 – 1; Regular season champions

I.A.C. TOURNAMENT RECORD:  2 – 0; #1 seed; Tournament champions

END – OF – SEASON RANKINGS:

WASHINGTON POST:  #2

TOP DRAWER SOCCER:  #15 in Mid – Atlantic Region; #8 in State of Maryland

RECORDS SET IN MY 19 YEARS AS HEAD COACH:

MOST GOALS FOR:  44

FEWEST GOALS AGAINST:  7 (3 p.k.’s; 4 total against the run of play)

GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE:  0.25

MOST ALL – I.A.C. PLAYERS:  7


 

o   Winter Sports

 

–   Varsity Basketball  beat Georgetown Day School 70-60 and we have a report thanks to Vernon Holleman.

–   Varsity Ice Hockey  (2-0) beat Walter Johnson 12-0 and St. Mary’s Ryken 5-1

–   Varsity Indoor Track and Field Episcopal High School Early Bird Invitational, Dec 7, 2017 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Away

–   Varsity Swimming and Diving beat The Heights School 98-82

–   Varsity Wrestling from Coach Katz

 

November 29,2017

It was a night of adversity for the Bears.  With a lot of talent coming back, we had to forfeit 3 matches.  We would have forfeited 5 matches but, underclassmen David Diaz (182) and Eric Cao (220) bumped up a weight to help the team.  Both wrestlers did their best, but the opponents still won.  We had four starters out due to injuries and weight qualifications.

Despite these issues, the Bears managed to win 42-28.

The match started at 132.  Sophomore Patrick Kielb started us off with a second period pin of one of Sidwell’s Senior captains.

The Quakers bounced right back and won at 138 when sophomore Matt Amitay lost 15-3. He was able to get a takedown in the last period to save the team a point.

Senior Luc Schermer won a key match.  We bumped him up a weight hoping his experience would help.  He won a smart match 6-3 a reversal and back points at the end of the second period.

 At 152, Captain Brendon Gallagher won a close match against their best wrestler 5-0.

At 160, Sophomore Marc Schermer won another key match.  Go Schermer brothers!! Marc was on his back for about 30 seconds in the second period when he rolled his opponent to his back and put him away.

At 170, Junior Jonny Gherman bumped up a weight to cover injured Jelani Machen.  He got the job done and pinned his opponent in the first period.  At 195, Senior Joel Desroches received a forfeit.

At 120, Junior Axel Giron also received a forfeit.  The last match was quick when Sophomore Lorenzo Lopez pinned his man in less than a minute.

In exhibition matches, we went 3/6 as several of our freshmen got some needed experience on the mat.  We got 2 wins from Junior Terrance Bridgers (285) and one from Sophomore Jerrold Johnson (160).  All three wins were pins.

Go Bears!


December 1 & 2,2017

The Bear wrestling team continues to earn the experience needed to be a championship team.  We sent all available wresters to two different tournaments this weekend.  Five wrestlers were entered into the 18 team Ray Oliver Tournament hosted by the McDonogh School of BaltimoreWe took 10th place out of 18 teams with 5 wrestlers.

We had two in the finals of this prestigious tournament.  At 120, Axel Giron (2-1 for the day) wrestled well as he lost in the finals to the second ranked wrestler in MD from Archbishop Spalding.  At 126, Lorenzo Lopez (3-0) won the tournament. In the finals, he earned a reversal with about 25 seconds left to win 2-0.

At 132, Patrick Kielb (0-2) had a tough tournament as he faced two very tough wrestlers.  Patrick did not go down without a fight.  He hit a beautiful headlock on his first opponent, and almost tossed his second opponent with a body lock.

At 152, Captain Brendon Gallagher (3-2) took fourth place.  He lost in the semi-finals in a tough match from a wrestler from Salesianum, DE.  Brendon has now officially become the wrestler with the most career wins in Landon wrestling history.  Mike Kelly’08 had 117 wins.  Brendon finished the tournament at 119 wins.  Congratulations, sorry Mike, your ten-year record has been broken!

 At 160, Jonny Gherman (2-2) earned a couple of wins in one of the toughest weigh-classes in the tournament.  He lost to one of the top wrestlers in Preps and one of the top rated wrestlers in MD

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At the Holloway tournament hosted by St. James, the Bears took 9th out of 13 schools.  This was a Varsity tournament where the rest of the team was able to enter.  At 113, Junior Patrick Townsend made his season debut at weight.  He went 2-2 for the day and he was eliminated in an overtime match. At 138, we had 4 wrestlers entered.

Freshman Nicholas Kopp earned his first victory of his career.

Sophomore Matt Amitay went 4-1 and earned 3rd place. Senior Luc Schermer went 3-1 and lost in overtime in the finals. Sophomores Marc Schermer (152) and Jerrold Johnson (160) both went 2-2 for the day. Senior Nick Haller (195) went 1-2 for the day.

The other wrestlers who participated and gained valuable experience were Jake Kowitz (138), Lucas MacDonald (145), Jack Bradley (160), David Diaz (170), and Eric Cao (195).  Overall, it was a good weekend.

Next week, we have a busy week.  We have our first home dual against Wilson High on Tuesday.  Both JV and Varsity will wrestle.  The Varsity will participate Friday and Saturday in the Mad Mats Tournament at Magruder High School in Derwood, MD.  The JV will wrestle in a JV Jamboree at Episcopal on Thursday.



 

 

BEAR TRACKS

 

 

 

 

Spring Sports

 

  • Lacrosse

 

Ryan Curtis (L96, UVa00, UVM Lacrosse Coach 2006-2016, Westminster School Coach 2016- ) was inducted into the Charlottesville Lacrosse Hall of Fame

 

 

 

Fall Sports

 

 

  • Football (10) 2 Bears graduating, 8 returning plus Class of 2017 (?)
 

o   Dominique Seagears (L14), CB, Trinity Bantams, (8-1).  ALL NESCAC 1ST TEAM DEFENSIVE BACK has been selected to the Tazon de Estrellas All-Star Game and several Bears donated towards his trip to Mexico

 

Winter Sports

Pro Basketball –LNB Pro A Basketball Champions League

Darion Atkins (L 11) SIG Strasbourg, France (7-5) lost to Boulazac (102-109); DA:started, 21:25 minutes, 17 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist,.

College Basketball

Aaron Byrd (L’15) Augusta University Jaguars (3-3) beat Georgia College 51-50  started , 34 minutes, 6 points, 4 reb, 3 assists, 1 steal

Tone Cockrell (L’17) Marywood Pacers (4-2) lost to Gwynedd Mercy 77- 84, 12 minutes, 2 reb, 1 block; beat Cairn 77-73, 19 min., 10 pts, 1 reb, 1 assist

Coach Christian Webster, (L09) Va Tech (7-1) Assistant Coach

Coach Joe McDonald (L12), GWU (3-4) Director of Player Development

Ice Hockey

 

 

College (4)

o   Connor Meike (L’12) Williams Eph Men (5-0) D, beat Tufts 4-2, beat Conn College 7-2 played in both

o   Jack Barton (L’14), Skidmore Thoroughbreds (1-9-1) F, DNP

o   Chris Javens (L’13), Skidmore Thoroughbreds (1-6-1) D, played in both

o   Christian Meike, (L’14) Michigan Wolverines (7-6-1) D, played against Patrick Giles and the USA Hockey’s NTDP in a 7-3 win, Patrick scored 2

College Club (1)

o   Jacob Ruttenberg (’15), Tufts Club, no news

AHL

Sam Anas (L11) Iowa Wild (11-8-3) Sam has 3 goal and 7 assists in 16 games

USHL Hockey

 

Swimming (2)

Jack Chlopak, (L17) Connecticut College Camels, no longer on roster?

Jason Tang, (L17) Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineers,4-1, at its Winter Invitational day #1, the Engineers are in 1st place. Jason came in 5th in a 1650 Yard Freestyle at 16:31.88

 

 

 

 

Published in: on December 4, 2017 at 12:51 am  Leave a Comment  

Landon 70 GDS 60

Landon basketball 70 Georgetown Day School 60

By Vernon Holleman

Tonight, the Landon bears coached by Rory Perkins defeated the GDS grasshoppers to open the season 1-0. In a game where the bears never trailed, there were great individual performances from Julian Larosiliere (16 points, 13 rebounds, 2 steals) and Chazz Harley (15 points, 10 rebounds). With these great performances, the bears were able to build a big lead early. However, this big lead would not last as the ‘hoppers’ 3-point shooting was on. The bears had a 15-point lead halfway through the first quarter, which was cut to only 10 at halftime.

The second half was very evenly matched as both teams went back and forth for most of the third quarter with Landon and GDS tying. The lead was at one point only 4 after two back to back 3 pointers and defensive stops for the grasshoppers. However, Landon freshman Kino Lilly silenced the GDS crowd with a deep 3-pointer assisted by Tejon Ford to start a Landon run that would continue until 3 minutes left in the third quarter. The bears built a 19-point lead until a Landon technical foul and personal foul back to back gave the Grasshoppers 4 free throws, which the ‘hoppers sunk to cut the lead to 15. GDS then went on a 10-0 run which would not end until there were 44 seconds left in the third quarter. The bears and Grasshoppers then traded baskets and finished the third quarter with Landon up by 10 points after a deep buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Chazz Harley inbounded by Tejon Ford.

The fourth quarter was also very evenly matched with the Landon lead going back and forth and eventually being cut to just 4 until a big basket by senior Julian Larosiliere started a Landon run that eventually grew the Landon lead to 10. The lead would stay around 10 for much of the rest of the game, and eventually finish in a 70-60 Landon victory. This was a high-scoring matchup, and showed the bears toughness on the offensive glass as they grabbed 19 offensive rebounds. The bears play next against another MAC opponent in Sidwell Friends School next Saturday at 6:00 pm at Sidwell, and will be another great test in this still very young 2017-2018 season.

Published in: on December 3, 2017 at 10:57 pm  Comments (1)  

Landon Hockey 5 St. Mary’s Ryken 1 (12.01.2017)

The Knights took it to the Bears last season and while they have lost to St. Johns and Georgetown Prep, both were scores signaling SMR gave their opponents a game.

The Bears took the ice with energy and focus. They moved the puck, skated hard, drove to the goal, frustrated their opponents’ O with smart stickchecks, interrupted the Knights movement with good use of the body and had a wall behind them called Ty Morton (15 saves on 16 shots).

The home team ignited quickly. Drew Wellington roofed a shot from a tough angle @ 00:41 expired. Forty-nine seconds later, as his linemates headed to the bench for a shift change, Drew forechecked a Knight and beat the opposing goalie on a backhand shot @ 13:20 remaining.

The next line continued the attack and a puck moved from Joey Graham to Jake Davidson and onto Ryan Giles’ stick for goal #3 @ 12:54.

All three lines were on the top of their skates—moving to a loose puck, cutting off a Knight from an advantage and maintaining possession. This is a very deep Bear squad and the senior leadership has made it clear that teamwork is the primary rule of these 18 skaters. It is early in the season for such coordination is showing.

The next goal started as a scrum near the SMR crease, Jake was able to move the puck back to Ethan Weinstein who buried the puck @ 9:30.

The remainder of the 1st trimester was still primarily Bear controlled. For the first 15 minutes, Landon put 11 shots on goal and Ty had 5 saves.

END OF THE 1ST PERIOD BEARS 4 KNIGHTS 0

This stanza started mush as the first. This time Owen Cannon fed Will Jarrett @ 14:13. The score occurred 13 seconds after a Bear penalty box occupant was released.

The fire, which helped create the 5 goals, was not as intense over the last 30 minutes. The Knights upped their level of intensity. An SMR forward broke away and swooped in on Ty for the sole visitors’ goal.

Over the middle period, Landon put 11 SOGs and Ty made 5 saves.

END OF THE 2nd PERIOD BEARS 5 KNIGHTS 1

The final trimester was devoid of scoring. The ice had been resurfaced and the visitors were reenergized. The Bears were able to frustrate their opponents, but Landon’s less-than-full throttle play was insufficient to score.

Over the middle period, Landon put 6 SOGs and Ty made 5 saves.

END OF THE GAME BEARS 5 KNIGHTS 1

NEXT GAME 12/6 at 4:20pm AGAINST 5-0 WINSTON CHURCHILL @ THE BEARS DEN

 

 

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