Bears Hockey 0 Calvert Hall 4

As the teams warmed up on the Mount Pleasant Rick, it was clear that the Cardinals were fired up. When the first puck dropped, the deep (20 skaters), big and physical home team exploded. The Bears had problems getting the puck out of their own end of the rink, had tremendous success hitting their opponents’ shins on shots and were unable to win the 1 v.1 battles that they had in their two previous games.

At the end of the 1st 17 minutes, the home team had posted three goals. Landon put 5 SOGs and Ty Morton made 6 saves.

During minutes 27 through 44, the Bears shut out the “Cards” (Ty 4 saves) but even with the advantage of 4 minutes of PP, the visitors only had 6 SOGs.

The last period saw Landon put 9 shots on goal and Ty save 6 CH shots. Early in the period, Henry Chiperfield left the ice with an injury. Despite missing a defender, the visitors allowed only one goal, a PP. The numbers were L SOGs 6, L saves 9.

It is hard to conceive that this Calvert Hall team had lost to DeMatha and St. Mary’s Ryken; perhaps the Cardinals roster was depleted due to outside commitments in those two losses?

In the past few seasons, the Bears have suffered similar defeats and then improved for the rest of the season. Perhaps the boys will show their development against Good Counsel on Friday at the Bears’ Den.

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BEARSPORTSNEWS SUNDAY EDITION 12.04.16

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HEADLINES:

  • Bear wrestlers compete well in two tournaments
  • Thirty-Six Bear athletes earn Fall honors (all deserved, but the internal recognition usually reflects the judgment of those teachers/mentors/coaches who know their performances best)
  • Two Bears continue in the hunt, now in the 2nd round, for an NCAA FCS Football Championship Trophy
  • Hockey and Hoops players are into pro and college seasons
  • Important reminder at the end of this post!!!

 


INSIDE THE WHITE ROCKS

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Fall Sports Honors

 

Cross Country

Ari Chadda ’18: All-IAC, All-Montgomery County, Co-Captain, Coaches Award Wesley Feldman ’17: All-Montgomery County, Co-Captain, Most Valuable Runner Jake Goodwin ’17: Co-Captain Sam Hanson ’18: Most Improved Runner Matthew Lowrie ’18: All-Montgomery County Jace Menendez ’18: All-IAC, All-Montgomery County Will Powell ’17: Co-Captain, Coaches Award Kevin Tsai ’18: All-IAC, All-Montgomery County

Football

Will Amoroso ’17: Most Improved Player Aaron Broner ’17: All-IAC (second team) Colby Camalier ’17: Most Improved Player Josh Chapman ’19: All-IAC (second team) Joey Epstein ’18: All-IAC (first team), Co-Captain, Defensive MVP John Geppert ’18: All-IAC (first team), Co-Captain, Offensive MVP Maanik Lal ’17: All-IAC (second team), Co-Captain, Jim Hanker (Coaches) Award Jelani Machen ’19: All-IAC (second team) Jack Porter ’17: Co-Captain, Lunch Pail Award (for hard work) Mo Sillah ’18: All-IAC (second team) Jalen Williams ’19: All-IAC (second team)

Soccer

Jorge Dumenigo ’17: Co-Captain, Class of 1948 Julian Gillespie Memorial Award Tim Dye ’17: Rookie of the Year Alex Freed ’17: Most Valuable Defensive Player Zach Johnson ’18: All-IAC, Most Valuable Player Nico Kenary ’18: All-IAC, Most Valuable Defensive Player Brian Lossing ’17: Co-Captain, Coaches Award Allan Kupka ’18: All-IAC, Most Valuable Offensive Player Drew Manca ’17: Coaches Award Burke McLaughlin ’18: Coaches Award Mitchell Pan ’17: All-IAC, Co-Captain, Class of 1948 Julian Gillespie Memorial Award Drew Parker ’18: All-IAC, Most Valuable Offensive Player Ryan Pride ’17: Coaches Award Miles Tonkel ’19: Most Improved Player

Water Polo

Ford Bruggen ’20: All-Eastern Prep, Most Improved Player Conor Durbin ’17: USA Water Polo Academic All-American, All-Eastern Prep, Captain, Most Valuable Player Maxim Kapelina ’18: USA Water Polo Academic All-American Max Spiritos ’17: James Matthews (Coaches) Award

Truly remarkable performance by these Bears

 

 

Winter Sports

  • Basketball won its opener 73-35 against Trinity Christian School (1-1) with Donnell Fryer’s 18 and Justin Patterson’s 16 points and 9 other Bears scoring. Next game WWHS on Tuesday at home. [Whitman returns most of its core after reaching the 4A state semifinals last season. Senior forward Max Oppenheim averaged 9.7 points and 7.0 rebounds while senior Hannes Kogelnik, a shooting specialist, hit 60 three-pointers. Senior Jack McClelland and junior Joey Squeri return to the back court and are joined by junior transfer Alex Sanson, a 5-11 point guard who led Gonzaga’s junior varsity team in scoring.]
  • Ice Hockey lost to a very good Walt Whitman High School (3-4) and beat Archbishop Spalding (1-0). (links to full reports) Tuesday @ Calvert Hall (2-2)
  • Indoor Track and Field: Woodberry Forest Invitation Dec 10 2016 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Swimming and Diving no results posted yet, but from Twitter:

 

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It was a busy weekend for the Bears.  The team split up and attended two different tournaments and almost every healthy wrestler got a chance to prove themselves on the mat.

Six wrestlers attended the prestigious Ray Oliver tournament at the McDonogh school. The tournament attracted 20 public and private schools from Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, DC, and even as far away as Canada. Our boys represented well as we placed 11th over schools like Gonzaga, Herndon, DeMatha, and Centerville.

 Four of our six wrestlers placed in the top six, while every wrestler got at least one victory.

  • At 106 lbs, freshman Patrick Kielb placed 6th at his first big tournament in high school.  He wrestled well and started the tournament with a pin against arch-rival Georgetown Prep.
          At 120 lbs, Lorenzo Lopez continues to make some noise at the state level as he took 3rd in a very tough weight class.  His only loss this year is to the eventual champion of the tournament from Spalding who is ranked # 2 in the stateThe rest of the team traveled to St. James for the Holloway tournament.  The team took 10th out of 13 teams without 8 starters (6 at Ray Oliver and 2 injured). Many of our young Bears got some excellent experience on the mat.

Three Freshmen got their first high school victories at the Varsity level:

  • Matt Amitay (126) who went 3-2 for the day and was one round from placing,
  • Jack Bradley (152) went 2-2 for the day, and Jerrold Johnson(160) who went 1-2 for the day.
  • Luc Schermer (132) continues to do well and was one round away from placing in the top four.
  • Brett Gallagher (160) revenged a loss from last week and beat the #13 ranked wrestler from St. James for 3rd place.  By far the toughest weight at the tournament, Brett lost in the semi-finals to the #4 ranked wrestler from Bullis.
  • The top performance of the day was second year wrestler Carter Johnson (220).  He placed 2nd when he lost in overtime to a rival St. Stephen’s wrestler.

All and all, it was a good weekend for the Landon grapplers as they gain needed experience and confidence as we get closer to IAC competition state.  Lorenzo loss 5-0 which was by far the Spalding wrestler’s toughest match of the tournament.

  • Junior Captain Brendon Gallagher (145 lbs) placed 4th in a very tough weight class that contained at least one state champion.  Brendon is currently ranked #7 in the state.
  • At 285 lbs, sophomore Terrance Bridgers placed 3rd.  As a second year wrestler, he is getting better and better and will certainly be in contention for a top place in the state at the end of the season.

BEAR TRAX

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Football

Paul Padalino (L14), LB, Kolby Williams(L14) DL, #12 Richmond Spiders (10-3) at North Dakota beat the #8 Fightin’ Hawks 27-24 in the 2nd round of the NCAA FCS. The UR team scored 13 points in the last quarter and the game winning FG at 0:00. The Spiders now head to next Saturday to take on the second-seeded Eastern Washington (11-1) Eagles. That’s two years in a row that Richmond has made it to the quarter-finals. The game will be Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. Pacific time at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

 

Hockey

Pro

Sam Anas (L11), Iowa Wild (10-11-1-1), AHL, played in 15 games, 2G 2A,

 

MNDT

Patrick Giles (L18), US Men’s National Development team (8-15-0), 23 games played 3 G, 8 A

 

College

Christian Meike, Michigan Wolverines, (6-7-1), D, played and had an assist against USNDTP U18 a 6-3 win for the #18 Wolverines also played in 4-0-win over Boston University.

Connor Meike, Williams College Ephmen, (2-2-1)

Jack Barton, Skidmore Thoroughbreds (6-4-1) played in 10 games, Chris Javens, Skidmore Thoroughbreds (6-4-1), played in 9 games, 8 SOG, 1 BLK

 

NA3HL

Alex Norwinski is playing for the College Station Spirit (4-14-1-1) NA3HL, Forward played in all 20 games, 1 Goal, 4 assist, scored against Euless.

Trevor Wolf is playing for College Station Spirit (4-14-1-1), Defenseman played in 7 games 2G 1A since transfering.

College Club

Orlando Arevalo, MIT Engineers Club

Mike Anderson, Princeton Club

Matt Coster, Cornell Hockey Club

Jacob Ruttenberg (’15), Tufts Club

 

Hoops

College

Aaron Byrd (L15) Augusta Jaguars (5-1) beat 76-72 Wingate playing Bowie State 12/4 at 4pm.

Joe McDonald (L12) GWU Colonials, (5-3) Director of Player Development they are playing FSU at the Verizon Center 12/4 at 4pm.

 

Pro

Darion Atkins (L11) Hapoel Unet Holon (12-7) website is malfunctioning; 29.1 minutes, 16.6 pts, 9.6 reb, 0.5 stl, 0.8 assists

 

Danny Rubin (L10), Bnei Herzliya (5-3) 8.4 pts, 3.3 reb. , 1.4 assist


⇒ Reminder until December 10!!!

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Greens Sale holiday boutique is extended online! Select vendors have opened their digital doors to our community from now until December 10. Not only will you receive special savings, but you also support our school’s student financial aid and faculty enrichment programs! More info here: http://bit.ly/2gSN4dd

Preppy Pink Pony is a store that has hundreds of great gifts, many of which are monogrammed, customized, and made to express the pink and preppy side of life. Enter coupon code “LandonGreens2016” to support our school. www.preppypinkpony.com

Sans Skincare is pure, simple and healthy skincare products. Enter coupon code “LandonGreens2016” and receive 10% off your entire order. www.sansskincare.com

Sissy Yates Designs (pictured above) has a discerning jewelry collection designed with exquisite semi-precious stones sourced from around the world. Enter coupon code “LandonGreens2016” to support our school. www.sissyyatesdesigns.com

Smathers & Branson (above) sells 100% hand-stitched needlepoint belts and accessories. Enter coupon code “LandonGreens2016” to support our school. www.smathersandbranson.com

⇒ Stella & Dot is a boutique-style accessories company that has fabulous gifts for the holidays! With every $50 you spend, earn 25 Dot Dollars to redeem later and entry into a raffle for a $100 free shopping. http://www.stelladot.com/ts/n2jn6

For questions, please contact our Greens Sale Digital Chair Amy Mehlman at amy@mehlmaninc.com.

 

 

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Landon Hockey 1 Archbishop Spaulding 0

The Bears’ 2nd game evidenced the growth and learning from which this young team will benefit.  It’s part of an evolutionary process which Coach Farnstrom and his staff have employed with success over the past seasons. During the most recent campaigns (2015-2016- 2014-2015…), the boys’ growth has been visible and much of that maturation was measured in their senior and junior years. The 2016-2017 squad is younger than previous teams; so the mentoring will be a bit more age-challenged.

The lessons of Piney Orchard:

  • How to play with 8 forwards and 7 defensemen without losing chemistry
  • How to score and hold that advantage for the 3rd period plus the last minute when the opponent pulled the goalie for the pressure of a 6th skater
  • How to play against a physical team (the Cavaliers drew 10 minutes of penalties)
  • How to deal with an adverse and vociferous crowd (the AS stands were filled and most vocal)
  • How to win

The last may be the most important.

Much like the 1st period of the Whitman game, the visiting Landon team controlled the puck for much of the initial seventeen minutes. A solid Cavalier goalie blocked all 7 of the shots on goal and the AS skaters were adept at blocking the puck with their bodies. The home team was called for two penalties, both of which were successfully defended. In addition to those infractions, the Cavaliers were called for tripping a Bear (Spencer Davis) on a breakaway (i.e. #4 was at least ahead of any Cavalier). The stout AS goal defended his goalline against the penalty shot

Ty Morton stopped all 7 of the opponents’ efforts to score.

 

END OF 1ST PERIOD BEARS 0 CAVALIERS 0

For most this next trimester, the Cavaliers spent more time in their offensive zone (Ty had 10 saves), but gave the Bears two PP opportunities (no tallies by the visitors). VERY late in this segment, Jake Davidson got possession in his D zone, mover the puck to fellow soph Will “the Badger” Jarrett, and a great breakout pass to Drew Wellington, who now saw open ice between himself and the AS goal. He solved the mystery of the opposing netminder for a goal @ 0:26.9

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END OF 2ND PERIOD BEARS 1 CAVALIERS 0

After the ice was resurfaced, one would have expected that the home team would be fired up and the cheers of the student body were good incitement.  As oft is heard in sports, “the best defense is a good offense” was the apt aphorism and the Bears followed that strategy—getting the puck in deep in their O zone, fighting for the puck along the boards and aggressively back checking. Coincidentally, Landon put 15 SOGs.

The home coach called a time out at 1:56 and as soon as the puck moved to his O zone, the AS goalie sprinted to his bench. The 6th Cavalier skater created major pressure on the Bear D. At 0:51.5 a moment of test occurred; that added skater had an open shot from within the circle. Ty Morton’s quick glove snatched the puck out of the air preserving the Landon victory (his 24th save of the game).

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All of the Bears (numbers 2 through 35) played good, smart hockey for 51 minutes against a team with more experience and games played. Virtute et non Vi

 

BEARS 1 CAVALIERS 0

 

NEXT GAME: 12/6 CALVERT HALL (2-2; wins over Good Counsel and Mt. St. Joe; losses to DeMatha and St. Mary’s Ryken) 3:20 @ Mt. Pleasant

 

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Landon Hockey 3 Walt Whitman 4

At the Bear’s Den (thanks Mr. Wolf) 11/30/2016:

To many watching hockey for the first time or even during a novice period, one is in awe just at the skating. How do these athletes move so smoothly on a slippery surface while moving down or up the rink, catching and sending the puck with a stick plus avoiding opposing players seeking to destroy your precarious balance on a thin blade? The skills to play this sport can be developed on an individual basis. However, hockey may be the sport requiring the most interdependent play among teammates of any athletic endeavor.

The Bears 1st 2016 match, against neighbor WWHS, showed high skill levels, particularly with 9 underclassmen of the 19 members of the squad. They moved the puck with sharp passes and the positioning/movement at both ends of the rink looked good. In fact, with 10 players from the MAPHL/IAC 2016 champions not on this year’s team, the play was good for a first game.

What was missing was the little things which will develop over the season. An example: the Bears were rushing up ice and as the centerman approached the blue line, a Viking defender moved towards the Bear. In anticipation of a check, the puck moved to the left wing who was trailing a little behind the leading puck carrier. The sort of play which a team uses to wins games. No fault to anyone, the LW had headed to the bench for a line shift. As the team gets to know each other, this pass will connect and the Bears will likely score.

As the season progresses, it is likely that these opportunities will be converted.

In contrast, the Vikings have been practicing since October 24 and have played in 7 (5-1-1) games. That added play resulted in, among other things, an efficient powerplay (2 goals in 3PPs).

WWHS scored first at 13:21, but the home team responded with two even strength tallies—Spencer Davis unassisted @ 13:03

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The Whitman team replied with an adverse verse at 8:16.

Ty Morton had 6 saves in the 1st period with the SOGs at L9 W8

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At 0:57.4 of the initial 15 minute period, the first penalty was called against the home team and 41 seconds into the next trimester, the potent PP of the visiting Vikings struck at 14:09.

At even strength Ryan Giles fed Drew Wellington @11:01 to make it even at 3-3.

The referees found fault with the play of a WWHS skater and sent him to the penalty box. He exited 120 seconds later with no change to the Landon score.

Soon thereafter, the skaters wearing black and white shirts determined that a Bear had transgressed and assigned him 2 minutes to spend with Ms. Stout (the keeper of the sin bin). This time Landon help the WWHS PP at bay for 51 seconds, but the visitors tallied their 2nd PP goal at 3:04.

Landon incurred another penalty, but the Penalty Killers (led by some of the team’s youngsters) were able to successfully deal with the Viking advantage over the 2 minutes.

Ty prevented 9 of the opponents’ shots from entering the Landon nets and the home team recorded 5 SOGs

 

END OF 2nd PERIOD VIKINGS 4 BEARS 3

The last time segment of this match was well played and scoreless. Both netminders played solidly (there were no soft goals in the game). Landon failed to capitalize on 5 consecutive minutes of power play time (including two segments when the Bears were +2).

Ty’s shut out over this period involved 5 saves while his offensive teammates put 11 SOGs at the WWHS goal.

FINAL SCORE VIKINGS 4 BEARS 3

 

 

 

Spalding Friday 12/2 7pm at Piney Orchard

 

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Landon hockey 3 WWHS 4

A very young Bear 🐻 team lost to a vastly improved Vikings squad. The Whitman PP scored 2 out of 3 opportunities and Landon did not covert during 3 back -to-back advantage situations.

From the Bear’s Den, more later.

Published in: on December 1, 2016 at 4:08 am  Leave a Comment  

BEARSPORTSNEWS SUNDAY EDITION 11.27.16

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HEADLINES:

·     Bear wrestlers compete well in very competitive Early Bird Tournament at John Carroll.

·     Another Bear commits to play college sports

·     Two Bears continue in the hunt for an NCAA FCS Football Championship Trophy

·     Anthony Fullum has completed his college football career.

·     Hockey players are into pro and college seasons

 

INSIDE THE WHITE ROCKS

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Winter Sports—Fall’s over now the indoor sports—inaugural games for Varsity teams; high expectations for all teams

  • Basketball vs. Trinity Christian School, Home, Nov 29 2016 6:15 PM – 8:15 PM
  • Ice Hockey Walt Whitman High School, @ The Bears’ Den at Rockville Ice Arena, Nov 30 2016 4:20 PM – 6:05 PM
  • Indoor Track and Field: Woodberry Forest Invitation Dec 10 2016 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Swimming and Diving Gonzaga College High School @ Home Holton-Arms School, Nov 21 2016 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Wrestling @ Potomac School – no report yet; 11/26 Bears competed at the Early Bird Tournament sponsored by the John Carroll HS (teams: McNamara,St. Mary’s Ryken, Landon, Mt. St. Joseph, Benedictine and the Patriots) posted pictures, mostly of their team. Through FB, it was learned that Brendan Gallagher pinned an opponent (video). In this tournament, the Bears debuted its 2016-17 season quite successfully.  In a field of 7 teams, the Bears faced #1 ranked in MD Mount Saint Joes and #2 ranked in VA privates Benedictine.  Many of our rookies gained invaluable experience on the mat with tough opponents.  At the end of the day, we had 5 place winners.

    106 Patrick Kielb 3rd place

    113 Patrick Townsend 4th place

    120 Lorenzo Lopez 1st place

    132 Luc Schermer 4th place

    145 Brendon Gallagher 2nd place

 

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Per FB, add another Bear’17 to the roster of future college student/athletes as Will Oliver commits to play lacrosse for the Division III perennial power Washington College Shoremen.

 

As with this Sunday Edition, during each season BearSportsNews tracks these alumni as they play in college, club sports and professional competition. Great way for young alumni to keep track of their Bear brothers.

 

BEAR TRAX

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Football

Anthony Fullum (L14) S, William & Mary Tribe, (5-6) according to sources, the kinesiology major will forego his 5th year with the Tribe. Showing the quality of his secondary education, #34 earned CAA Academic All-Conference Team distinction. As a Bear, he earned All-IAC honors in 2012 and was selected as the team’s defensive MVP after totaling 41 tackles, two interceptions and 15 pass breakups.

Paul Padalino (L14), LB, Kolby Williams(L14) DL, Richmond Spiders (8-3) beat NC A&T 39-10 in the 2st round of the NCAA FCS . The Spiders now head to North Dakota next Saturday to take on the seventh-seeded Fightin’ Hawks (9-2) in the second round (for those who may not recognize this opponent’s mascot; before the NCAA intervened they were called the Fighting Sioux).

 

Keith Simms, (L16), LB, University of Oregon Ducks (4-8) lost in big rivalry game to OSU 24-34 dnp; season total 8 games played, 4 unassisted tackles, 6 unassisted.

{NOTE} dnp= school’s website did not indicate that this Bear played or there is no participation information reported. Not the most accurate statistic kept by universities.

 

Hockey

Pro

Sam Anas (L11), Iowa Wild (8-10-1-1),AHL, played in 13 games, 2G 2A, played in the EST for the 1st time over the T’giving weekend in Charlotte, NC

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MNDT

Patrick Giles (L18), US Men’s National Development team (7-14-0), 21 games played 3 G, 6 A

 

College

Christian Meike, Michigan Wolverines, (6-5-1), D, played and had an assist against USNDTP U18 a 6-3 win for the #18 Wolverines also played in 4-0-win over Boston University.

Connor Meike, Williams College Ephmen, (1-2)

Jack Barton, Skidmore Thoroughbreds (6-2) played in all 8 games, had a SOG in 2-1 win over Connecticut College

Chris Javens, Skidmore Thoroughbreds (6-2), see above for recent games; played in 5 games, 8 SOG, 1 BLK

 

NA3HL

Alex Norwinski is playing for the College Station Spirit (4-13-1-1) NA3HL, Forward played in all 19 games, 0 Goal, 4 assist

Trevor Wolf is playing for College Station Spirit (4-13-1-1), Defenseman played in 6 games 2G 1A.

College Club

Orlando Arevalo, MIT Engineers Club

Mike Anderson, Princeton Club

Matt Coster, Cornell Hockey Club

Jacob Ruttenberg (’15), Tufts Club

Hoops

College

Aaron Byrd (L15) Augusta Jaguars (4-1) played 13min. in 79-70 win over Benedict – 3pts. 2 assists an d 2 rebounds

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

 

Pro

Darion Atkins (L11) Hapoel Unet Holon (12-7) website is malfunctioning; one article indicates “Drion (sic)  leads his league with 10.1 rebounds per game” that 7 games 30.6 min, 16.8 pts, 10.7 reb, 1.0 stl, 1.0 assists

 

Danny Rubin (L10), Bnei Herzliya (3-3) 8.5 pts, 2.7 reb, 2.0 assist

 

 

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2016 Football Awards

Coach Padalino delivered his annual season in review presentation to an enthusiastic Lehrman full of players, coaches and parents. Each of the coaches, Mr. Jacoby, the trainers and Mr. Miller received strong praise from the Coach and appreciative cheering from the players. The players gave each of their coaches/mentors/ teachers very nice season. The Season of 2016 was an important step in reaching the goal of an IAC championship soon.

 

AWARDS

ALL IAC

FIRST TEAM

ATH-John Geppert

LB– Joey Epstein

SECOND TEAM

OL- Maanik Lal

P/PK–Aaron Broner

DB — Jalen Williams

RB– Jelani Machen

DL– Joch Chapman

 

TEAM HONORS

LUNCHPAIL AWARD (blue collar attitude, hard-working) Jack Porter

MOST IMPROVED AWARD– Will Amoroso & Colby Camalier

O MVP– John Geppert

D MVP–Joey Epstein

COACHES AWARD Maanik Lal

 

ALL FALL COACHES– LOVE TO PUBLISH YOUR LISTS HERE

 

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BEARSPORTSNEWS SUNDAY EDITION 11.20.16

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HEADLINES:

·     Varsity scrimmages, no games until 11/21 +

·     Landon National Signing day—15 boys in 4 sports signed their Letters of Intent. More to come?

·     Bear alums – 5 played in football games; Matt Underhill finished his W&L with several lines in the school’s kicking records.

·     Bear alums playing hockey— 4 college players are contributing and two N3AHL skaters are contributing  

·     Bear Alum playing hoops—the two playing in Israel are showing their talents in a real team atmosphere.

 

INSIDE THE WHITE ROCKS

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Winter Sports—Fall’s over now the indoor sports—inaugural game for Varsity teams; high expectations for all teams

  • Basketball vs. Trinity Christian School, Home, Nov 29 2016 6:15 PM – 8:15 PM
  • Ice Hockey Walt Whitman High School, @ The Bears’ Den at Rockville Ice Arena, Nov 30 2016 4:20 PM – 6:05 PM
  • Indoor Track and Field: Woodberry Forest Invitation Dec 10 2016 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Swimming and Diving Gonzaga College High School @ Home Holton-Arms School, Nov 21 2016 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Wrestling @ Potomac School Nov15 2016 4:00 PM – 6:00 P

 

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Class of 2017 baseball, golf, lacrosse and swimming Bears signed their NCAA letters of intent to play their sports at Bucknell, Catholic, Connecticut College, Cornell, Duke, Furman, Lenoir-Rhyne, Michigan, Navy and St. Joseph’s. There will likely be more offers over the next few months.

 

As with this Sunday Edition, during each season BearSportsNews tracks these alumni as they play in college, club sports and professional competition. Great way for young alumni to keep track of their Bear brothers.

 

BEAR TRAX

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Football

Anthony Fullum (L13) S, William & Mary Tribe, (5-6) BEAT 34-13 Richmond Anthony played

Paul Padalino (L14), LB, Kolby Williams(L14) DL, Richmond Spiders (8-3)  lost to W&M 13-34 but are expected to be selected for the FCS tournament, Paul played and recorded an assist.

Keith Simms, (L16), LB, University of Oregon Ducks (3-7) crushed Utah’s Pac 12 aspirations with a 30-28 win led by Keith’s true freshman classmate.

Hunter Davis (L13), head manager, Stetson Hatters (4-6) lost to Drake 17-45. Hunter was honored on the Hatters’ Senior Day

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Hockey

Pro

Sam Anas (L11), Iowa Wild (6-9),AHL, played in 9 games, 2G 2A

 

MNDT

Patrick Giles (L18), US Men’s National Development team (6-12-0), lost to

Bloomington Thunder 2-6, played

 

College

Christian Meike, Michigan Wolverines, (5-4-1), played and had an assist against USNDTP U18 a 6-3 win for the #18 Wolverines also played in 4-0-win over Boston University.

Connor Meike, Williams College Ephmen, (1-0)

Jack Barton, Skidmore Thoroughbreds (5-2) played in all 6 games, had a assist in 3-2 win over Norwich; then beat St. Michael’s 6-4 with Jack earning an Assist on the last goal season:1 G, 1A  7 SOG

Chris Javens, Skidmore Thoroughbreds (5-2), see above for recent games; played in all 6 games, 8 SOG, 1 BLK

 

NA3HL

Alex Norwinski is playing for the College Station Spirit (4-11-1-1) NA3HL. in all 17 games, 0 Goal, 3 assist

Trevor Wolf is playing for College Station Spirit (4-11-1-1) played in 4 games 1G 1A.

College Club

Orlando Arevalo, MIT Engineers Club

Mike Anderson, Princeton Club

Matt Coster, Cornell Hockey Club

Jacob Ruttenberg (’15), Tufts Club

 

Hoops

College

Aaron Byrd (L15) Augusta Jaguars (3-1) played 14min. in loss to west Georgia 104-86; season: 19.3 min, 3.0 pts, 7 assists, 23steals

Joe McDonald (L12) GWU Colonials, (3-0) Director of Player Development

Pro

Darion Atkins (L11) Hapoel Unet Holon (6-1) 7 games 30.6 min, 16.8 pts, 10.7 reb, 1.0 stl, 1.0 assists

 

Danny Rubin (L10), Bnei Herzliya (3-3) 8.5 pts, 2.7 reb, 2.0 assist

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BEARSPORTSNEWS SUNDAY EDITION 11.13.2016

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HEADLINES:

  • Bear Varsity Football beats StA

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(post game Team and Student Body celebration)

  • Winter Bears are beginning their seasons soon
  • Bear alums – 5 played in football games; Matt Underhill finished his W&L with several lines in the school’s kicking records.
  • Bear alums playing hockey—one professional, 1 National Team Development Program, 2 Amateur Developmental Hockey, 1 Division I, 4 Division III and remainder College Club
  • Bear Alum playing hoops—1Div I coach, 1 Div III player and 2 Pro’s

 

INSIDE THE WHITE ROCKS

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(as they used to painted by students)

Football

The Bears finished the 2016 season on a positive note beating the Bulldogs of St. Albans 27-26 late in the game, the Bear O scored the go-ahead TD, the Bear D stopped the StA passing attack, the Bear O made critical clock-busting plays and the special teams netted +8 points. 2017 is already looking brighter. For more details click here.

Winter Sports—Fall’s over now the indoor sports—inaugural game for Varsity teams ; high expectations for all teams

  • Basketball vs. Trinity Christian School, Home, Nov 29 2016 6:15 PM – 8:15 PM
  • Ice Hockey Walt Whitman High School, @ The Bears’ Den at Rockville Ice Arena, Nov 30 2016 4:20 PM – 6:05 PM 
  • Indoor Track and Field: Woodberry Forest Invitation Dec 10 2016 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Swimming and Diving Gonzaga College High School @ Home Holton-Arms School, Nov 21 2016 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Wrestling @ Potomac School Nov15 2016 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

BEAR TRAX

 

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Football

Anthony Fullum (L13) S, William & Mary Tribe, (4-6) lost to Towson 24-34 DNP, one game remaining

Jules Desroches (L14) DL, Kenyon College Lords (3-7) lost 12-41 to Dennison and Jules STARTED; 2 assists; season ended

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Paul Padalino (L14), LB, Kolby Williams(L14) DL, Richmond Spiders (8-2) beat Delaware 31-17 Paul played; next W&M plus?

Dominque Seagears (L14), CB, Trinity Bantams (8-0) beat Wesleyan (CT) 45-21 played. Ended season with its 7th NESCAC championship and 6th undefeated season.

Matt Underhill (L13) K, Joe Gagnon (L16) DL, Washington & Lee Generals (6-4) beat Shenandoah 59-42; Matt was 8/8 on PATs, ½ on FGs(21 yards); had 10 kick-offs for an average of 56.1.

Matt’s career statistics:

 gp    fgm  fga  pct     lg     xpm xpa pct   pts
36    19    30   63%    51    128 132 97%   185

According to W&L’s preseason statement Matt  entered his senior season ranked fifth all-time at W&L in field goal accuracy (13-21, .619) [moves up with .63%] and second in PAT accuracy (89-91, .978) … holds the record for the longest field goal in school history (51 yds.).

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Mark Ebo, (L16), DL, College of the Holy Cross, Crusaders (4-7), lost to Fordham in Yankee Stadium 14-54  DNP

Keith Simms, (L16), LB, University of Oregon Ducks (3-7) lost to Stanford 27-52 played

Jacob Wright, (L16), Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops (6-4) beat Wooster 42-14 DNP.

Hunter Davis (L13), head manager, Stetson Hatters (4-6) lost to University of San Diego 7-42

{NOTE} dnp= school’s website did not indicate that this Bear played or there is no participation information reported. Not the most accurate statistic kept by universities.

 

Hockey

Pro

Sam Anas (L11), Iowa Wild (5-8),AHL, played in 9 games, 2G 2A

MNDT

Patrick Giles (L18), US Men’s National Development team (6-12-0), has been on a break; Patrick returned for the StA football game.

 College

Christian Meike, Michigan Wolverines, (5-4),

Connor Meike, Williams College Ephmen, 1st game 11/18

Jack Barton, Skidmore Thoroughbreds (3-2) played in all 5 games, 1 G, 5 SOG

Chris Javens, Skidmore Thoroughbreds (3-2), played in all 5 games, 4 SOG, 1 BLK

 

NA3HL

Alex Norwinski is playing for the College Station Spirit (3-11) NA3HL. in all 16 games, 1 Goal, 1 assist

Trevor Wolf is NOW playing for College Station Spirit (3-11) played in 3 games for Spirit after transferring.

College Club

Orlando Arevalo, MIT Engineers Club

Mike Anderson, Princeton Club

Matt Coster, Cornell Hockey Club

Jacob Ruttenberg (’15), Tufts Club

 

Hoops

College

Aaron Byrd (L15) Augusta Jaguars (2-0) 17.5 min, 3.5 pts, 2 assists, 2 steals

Joe McDonald (L12) GWU Colonials, (1-0) Director of Player Development

Pro

Darion Atkins (L11) Hapoel Unet Holon (4-1) 5 games 29.8 min, 18.6 pts, 10.4 reb, 0.8 stl, 1.0 assists

 

Danny Rubin (L10), Bnei Herzliya (2-3) 8.4 pts, 3.0 reb, 2.0 assist

 

 

 

 

 

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Landon 27 StA 26

This game mattered. The 15 Bulldog seniors wanted to leave the Mount with the first winning record in five years. The 8 members Landon 2017 Class wanted to leave the White Rocks with a win. A comparison of the team records should almost exact replicas of Ws & Ls and scores against common opponents. It was a battle of the talents of the two offenses- The QB and WRs of StA and the Bears running attack. Both teams relied on complex defensive schemes to blunt the attack of their opponents. The points allowed gave the Bears a slight advantage in points allowed per game (StA + 6.0 per IAC game).

The Bulldogs elected to receive the kick-off and moved the line of scrimmage 28 yards in 6 plays. A hit by a Bear defender (sorry missed who caused and who recovered) caused a fumble. The relentless Bear blocking and gifted running backs flew down the field (42 yards) in 6 plays. Jelani Machen showed his speed on a 19 yard sprint around the end for a TD @ 6:53. Aaron Broner successfully converted the PAT BEARS 7 BULLDOGS 0

The visitors responded with a three pass, three run balanced offense ending with a 21 yard run with a successful kick at 5:11. BEARS 7 BULLDOGS 7

Landon responded with a few good plays, but its drive was stymied by a penalty and a fumble. StA’s next possession resulted in a TD (9 plays; 65 yards). The clock flipped into Q2 and the Bulldogs scores was at 11:16 of the second period. BULLDOGS 14 BEARS 7

The visitors then learned the German phrase “MACHEN Geschwindigkeit” which roughly means watch Jelani Machen run the kickoff 95 yards back for a TD @ what the scoreboard showed as 11:11. Boner PAT was good BEARS 14 BULLDOGS 14

 

The teams traded possessions and the Bear’s Broner did the ultimate coffin corner punt, putting the ball at StA’s own 2 yard line. The Bulldogs showed their spirit animal’s characteristic—stubbornness. It drove down the field 47 yards all through the air, but a fumble was recovered by Bear LB Carter Johnson. His offensive teammates had a three-and-out experience. Another good punt gave the StA boys the ball with a minute to play. A bad center-QB exchange resulted in a fumble which a Bear defender recovered. Two runs and a John Geppert to MACHEN put the ball in the end zone with o:14.6 remaining BEARS 21 BULLDOGS 14

HALFTIME

Landon received the 2nd half kickoff and fumbled to StA. The visitors attempted to return the favor by fumbling on the next play, but they covered the errant spheroid. Landon earned two TFLs (Maanik Lal and Josh Chapman) retarded the opponents advance, but the StA QB and his talented receivers were able to get into the end zone at 8:14. Then one of those little moments which impact outcomes occurred. On the StA PAT, Jalen Williams flew around the corner and blocked the kick, BEARS 21 BULLDOGS 20

Landon turned the ball over on the ensuing set of downs and the Bulldogs scored on a 8 play possession ending in a running TD. The Bulldogs tried to recapture the one point of their previously blocked PAT with a 2 point play. It failed as a swarm of Bears stopped the attempt. At 1:46 of Q3 Bulldogs 26 BEARS 21

Bear determination was demonstrated after the subsequent StA kickoff. Nine runs, one incompleted pass were needed to get the 67 yards to cross the goal line. The last 19 yards were covered by #19 Zayd Delane @ 7:21 of Q4. Landon attempted to add to its margin with a 2 point attempt; it failed BEARS 27 BULLDOGS 26

Big Bear Fan and a man of unCommon Sense, Thomas Paine L’76 (16th century) remarked “these are the times that try Bears’ souls.” The Ursine fortitude was bared. The Broner kickoff flew over the end zone endline to put the Bulldogs on their own 20 yard line with 7:21 left, plenty of time to unleash the StA explosive passing offense to earn a minimum of 3 points.

On second down the visitors’ QB dropped back to pass and was rudely introduced to Mo Sillah, who brought the Bulldog to ground. Two plays later a pass to one of the StA big WRs, who had the strength and speed to turn short passes into long gains. Not this time, Jelani Machen knocked the pass down. On the 4th and 11 yard play, a nice pass across the middle arrived in the hands of an StA receiver for a sure 1st down. At the same time that the spheroid entered the WR’s hands, John Geppert arrived simultaneously and his hit caused the opponent to drop the ball of an incompletion. Ball to Bears with 4:57.

Landon husbanded the ball as the Bulldog hands attempted to create a fumble. The series consumed almost 2 minutes, leaving 3:03 for the visitors to try to win their 6th game in 2016. Aaron Broner boomed a 57 yard punt to reverse the field.

1st and 10 at the Landon 48 for StA. First play was one of their effective bubble screen. The receiver turned to advance the ball, but surprise, Bear Geschwindigkeit brought the big Bulldog down for a 1 yard loss. Three consecutive incomplete, well defended passes turned the ball back to the Bears. The clock indicated that 3:03 remained; a mistake here would provide their IAC rival with a chance. Again, it was critical to possess the ball, i.e. not to fumble, and to eat up the remaining 123 seconds. Runs of two yards, a three yards and a yard set up a huge down—4th and one with 1:21 left. John Geppert bulled his way to get the first down and then shocked the opponents with a touch pass to Joey Epstein. Two kneel downs brought the clock to 0:00.

 

BEARS 27 BULLDOGS 26

 

Critical kicks, a blocked PAT, impressive defensive plays when needed and an offense which made the key blocks/runs made this a TEAM WIN.

EVIDENCE THAT THESE StA GAMES MATTER:

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LANDON STATISTICS

Rushing

Player                  carries        yards           TDs

Delane                12               66               1

Machen              7                 55               1

Epstein               8                 47

Baylor                 5                 35

Herbert                1                 2                          

                             35               205             2

Passing

Passer                 attempts    yards TDs

Geppert              6                 3       1

Receivers

 

Player                  catches      yards TD

Machen              1                 6          1

Epstein               1                 14

Porter                  1                 10              

                             3                 30

Kickoff returns

Player                  returns       yards          TD

Machen              1                 95               1

Delane                1                 14

Baylor                 1                 21

Punting

Punter                  kicks           yards          average

Broner                3                 126             42       [longest= 57]

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