BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 03/15/2015

Bears start spring with a basket of news








  • Current Bears
    • Varsity baseball, fencing, sailing, tennis, track and rugby have not broken the ice of their schedules yet.
    • Good preview of golf team
  • Varsity Lacrosse has two wins
  • Alumni news about

» Diving

  • Jordan qualifies for NCAA diving,

» Hoops

  • Darion, #3 UVa was 1-1 in the ACC tournament
  • Joe, Colonials were 1-1 in the A10 tournament.
  • Danny, Hapoel Kazrin had a win and a loss.

» Hockey—

  • Sam and the Bobcats won one and loss one in ECAC tournament with our Bear scoring big goals in the win

» Bear Diamond Trax

  • Early season news about Kyle, Ian, Jay and Max
  • » Bear Track Trax
    • news about the Hightower brothers, Deion and Jordan

» Bear Lax Trax Fax—

  • Pictures of Sean, Charlie

» Bear Tennis Trax

Varsity News

Varsity Lacrosse

Bears are 2-0 and before these games IL ranked them at #15. The season began with a good win over Texas powerhouse Dallas Jesuit with a roster including several recruits. Colton Rupp was named the Khari Baten “That’s a Bear” Award winner based on his leadership and four goals. The next test was against IL’s #23 St. Mary’s of Annapolis, a team loaded with talent. The Bears excelled at both ends of the field with a convincing 14-5 victory. The KB award went to Griffin Brown for his 6 goals, 1 assist and 1 ground ball.

Varity Golf

Landon primed to make run at IAC golf title

Led by two Division I recruits, Bears appear to have edge this spring

Morgan Egloff










 Alumni News

Bear Hoops Trax

Danny Rubin, Hapoel Kazrin beat Elitzur Ramla 109-97; Danny had 18 points and 3 rebounds, starting and playing 21 minutes. Against Elitzur Yavne, they lost 88-100 with Danny’s 8 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist.

Darion Atkins, UVA power forward (#3) beat FSU 58-44. He played 21 minutes, 6 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 blocks. The Cavaliers then lost to UNC 67-71; Darion played 31 minutes, scored 7, had 1 rebound and 2 assists.

Joe McDonald, GWU guard. Beat Duquesne 73-55 with Joe starting, playing 33 minutes and registering 7 points and 6 rebounds.

The next game in Brooklyn was against Rhode Island and the Rams won 71-58. Joe played 26 minutes, put in 7 points, contributed 7 assists, pulled down 2 rebounds and stole 2 balls. The commentator /former UCLA and Pitt basketball coach, Ben Howland, constantly praised Joe for his tough physical play, citing Joe’s Landon football contributions.

GOOD LUCK TO DARION AND JOE on selection Sunday.

Bear Ice Trax

Sam Anas, Quinnipiacthe#11 Bobcats are 1-1 in the ECAC tournament. In the first game against Union, to quote the QU website “Sam Anas (Pototmac, Maryland)” [the spelling must be some ancient Native American version] brought the home team back with a score at 1:26 remaining and with only 37 seconds left tied the score. His celebration was observed by Mom and Dad:








In the third overtime, Quinnipiac earned a victory.


The second game was won by Union 3-2 and Sam started the scoring for the Bobcats, his team leading 40th point and 23rd goal.

Sam is scratched for tonight’s game, the 3rd and deciding match for the 1st round.

 Bear Lax Trax Fax  

Sean O’Brien v. Charlie Schneider (Bucknell versus Fairfield)

Sean v Charlie








Bear Diamond Trax

Kyle Colgain (2011), Denison Big Red pitcher, had their first two games in VA, postponed and are scheduled to play today in FL. Ian Kelso (2011) Washington University Bears pitcher, the team is 7-3 with no appearances for this double Bear. Jay Graham (2011) Dartmouth Big Green Infielder and reliever; the team is 1-6 with an 8-0 win against Max Kra’s Bucknell team. Jay pinch hit in that game, but Max did not pitch. 

Max Kra (2012), Bucknell Bisons, reliever. The team has been in SC and now FL accumulating a 9-5 record. The Bucknell website shows no stats for Max, but he looks well with his Dad:

Max and Howard Kra












Rushmore Johnson (2012) Trinity Bantams is not on the roster?

Sean P. O’Brien (2014) , Macalester College pitcher, the Scots are 4-0 with Landon’s former all IAC goalie earing a win in relief, giving up 0 runs, 1 hit, string out 1 and walking 2 against Winnipeg in a 26-10 win. The Minnesota college goes to Arizona for their spring ball.


Bear Tennis Trax

Alex Reinke (2014), Southern Methodist University, has not broken into the 15-2 Mustangs lineup yet.


Raman Ananthanpillai (2014) , University of Chicago, is not listed on their roster; error?


Bear Golf Trax

Brent Bubes (2014), Maryland, the Terps placed 4th in the B1G Ten Match Play and 9th of 18 in the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Classic. Brent has not played in a match yet.

 Bear Track Trax

Oliver Hightower (2014), Kenyon Lords.  Their first outdoor meet is March 20.

Mac Hightower, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ Stags ran in the SCIAC Multi Dual at the Redlands, which the team beat and at which Mac earned a 4th in the 800 meter at 1:59.20. At another meet, the Oxy Distance Carnival Spring Break Classic, he recorded a 1:56.81.

Deion Wellington, Coastal Carolina’s Chanticleers, the team topped their opponents at the Battle of the Beaches and Deion came in 2nd with a 49.01 in the 400 meters and his 4×400 relay team took a 1st. There is an as-of-yet unreported meet this weekend.

Jordan Marshall (2014), Davidson Wildcats, has participated in seven indoor track meets with his best distances of 29’ 7.25” shot put, 11′ 6.25″ in the pole vault, and 21’6” in the long jump. The versatile athlete ran a 7.51 in the 60 meters, 8.94 in the 60 hurdles and 3:06.14 in the 1,000 meters.


Swimming and Diving

Jordan Gear (2011), USC, qualified for the NCAA diving championships .

John Freeman (2014) , Williams, next NCAA Div. III March 18.


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