BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 12/14/2014

There’s lots of news this week about Bears within and outside of the white rocks:



(photo from Jamie Fitzpatrick’s FB page)















Current Bears–some good and big news for all

  • Varsity Wrestling
  • Varsity Hoops
  • Varsity Hockey
  • Varsity Football

Alumni news about

» Track

  • News about Oliver Hightower at Kenyon

» Hoops


  • Joe had a great week and is off to Hawai’i
  • Danny played
  • Chris and Darion had the week off

» Hockey—

  • Sam and Max had the week off.
  • Chris Javens is found in Texas.


Varsity Wrestling

From Coach Katz,

The team won the St. James Holloway Tournament. We outscored rivals Bullis by placing more wrestlers than they did. Here are the place winners in weight order:

  • 106 Henry Baker’18 3rd,
  • 113 Luc Schermer ’18 Champion,
  • 126 Mitchell Pan ’17 4th,
  • 132 Ben Goodfriend ’16 Champion,
  • 145 Brett Gallagher ’18 (pictured below),
  • 152 Miles Franklin ’15 2nd,
  • 160 Jarett Witzal ’15 2nd, and
  • 182 Brian Gelb ’16 2nd.









Varsity Basketball

Coach Perkins’ team had a good week with wins over Don Bosco 70-33 (Byrd, Ebo and Steis in double figures) and then 61-43 over neighbor Walt Whitman led by Aaron Byrd’s 35 points (including 17 free throws). The below-pictured Byrd’s scoring placed him #2 for the DMV area Friday night!




















Varsity Hockey 

In four days the Bears had to play three ranked teams (#1, 2 and 3), that’s a tough opening schedule and many fans, spoiled by recent successes, may be a little askance. In each game, Landon outshot their opponents and all three opposing goalies were very hot. While return to MAPHL and IAC tournaments are not guaranteed with the increasing level of talent in both leagues, this team is as good as recent years and will win many games in 2014-2015,

Varsity Football

CONGRATULATIONS to two leaders of this season’s team have committed to play football at the University of Richmond. The future Spiders are Paul Padalino and Kolby Williams. They will be replacing graduating Bear/Spider Terrence Fullum.

As reported in several newspapersaccounts, the Athletic Department added an Assistant Athletic Director and Associate Head Coach, Charles Harley. For the past few years the Forrestville Military Academy coach was among a select few asked by the Washington Post to rank the DMV high school teams. A couple of years ago, the Redskins honored Mr. Harley as a High School Coach of the Week; the write-up for this honor was most impressive:

“Coach Harley has been coaching football at Forestville for nine years. According to the Forestville Military Academy team parents, Charles Harley “stresses to his team that education comes first, then good
sportsmanship. In teaching his players the game of football, he also teaches them self-respect and to live and strive with a purpose in mind.” He works effortlessly to ensure scholarships for his players and has had a high success rate of players receiving football scholarships to top Division I colleges and universities. Harley has been recognized for his contributions to the community: Prince George’s County Boys & Girls Man of the Year (1998), MD State Coaches Association Inaugural Man for Others (2006) and the Army All American Bowl Coaches Award (2007). The Knights won the state championship in 1999 under Coach Harley and have reached the playoffs in seven of the last eight seasons. They are currently 3-1 and ranked third in the Prince George’s County 3A/2A standings.”

The Post account linked above is an excellent account of this new Bear coach.





Alumni News

Bear Track Trax

Oliver Hightower ran his first track meet for Kenyon College on Saturday. Here’s the write-up from Kenyon athletics:

The Kenyon College Lords indoor track and field team sent a small group of sprinters to open the 2014 season at Tiffin University’s Alumni Open. The meet was unscored, but the Lords did manage to log a few top-five finishes inside the Tiffin-Heminger Center.

Freshman Oliver Hightower led the way for the Lords. He placed second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.77 seconds. He also placed fourth in the 300-meter dash by crossing the line in 37.29 seconds. If that weren’t enough, Hightower ran the anchor leg on the Lords’ third-place 4×400-meter relay team.











Bear Hoops Trax

Danny Rubin, Hapoel Kazrin beat Elitzur Yavne 101-82. Danny started and played 29 minutes with 16 points, and 2 rebounds.

Darion Atkins, UVA basketball, had the week off. Hopefully Darion’s getting better.

Joe McDonald, GWU basketball beat Charlotte 78-70. Joe’s played 30 minutes and had 11 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 1 steal. They then beat DePaul 81-68 with Joe’s 36 minutes, 18 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. #22 is becoming a GWU media star; listen to his post-game interview. After playing PSU today, the Colonials head to Hawai’i for a Christmas tournament. A little better than the Landon trip to Puerto Rico a couple of years ago!

Chris Hudnut, Colby basketball, have had the week off. They go to Babson Park for New Year’s Eve.


Bear Ice Trax

Sam Anas, Quinnipiac, is off until the 27th and 28th for a home and away series against Princeton.

Jake Sofer, RPI, lost to Brown 1-5 in the Teddy Bear Toss game.

Max Greenwald, Middlebury, is off until 2015. Nice picture from his Mom (with a Landon and/or Syracuse orange scarf):

Sandra and Sam
















Jack Barton, Northern Junior Cyclones, EHL, played in the early season, but broke his arm and is still recovering.

Chris Javens, Odessa Jackalopes, NAHL, was traded from the Jersey Hitman to the Texas team. The press release noted that Chris is a stay-at-home defenseman. He has played in four games since the trade.




















Thanks to all who respond positively to BSN; writing this blog is very satisfying. Here is a Holiday Card formed by my 6 grandkids my #1 priority.






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