BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 04/18/2015

As spring is sprung, the Bears, present and past, are moving►







  • Current Bears
    • Varsity baseball is undefeated (4-0) in IAC play with an overall 9-5 record
    • Varsity Golf lists a 2-0 record
    • Varsity Tennis beat Prep
    • Varsity Track ran in a competition at Episcopal
    • Varsity Lacrosse record is now 13-1 with wins over Prep and Bullis


  • Alumni news about
    • Darion’s NBA stock value rises with offensive performance at Portsmouth
    • Two Bears are inducted into the BYU Lacrosse Hall of Fame


  • Bear Diamond Tracks—several alumni contributed to their college games,


  • Golf, tennis, and track reports


Varsity News


Varsity Lacrosse

The Bears won two big IAC games over Prep 6-5 in two overtimes and then in one of the most inconceivable endings ever experienced in lacrosse, beat Bullis 7-6.

It’s interesting that this Buffalo sportswriter cited Timon’s early season loss to Landon as a measurement of the Tigers’ ability.

Sorry about the meager information about many of the spring sports. Any report about baseball, fencing, golf, rugby, sailing, tennis, track or ultimate Frisbie would be most welcome and published.

Alumni News

Bear Hoops Trax

UVA Basketball: Darion Atkins dominates Portsmouth Invitational










From his days within the White Rocks to his four years at THE University, Darion Atkins established a reputation as a defensive stud, earning him the Defensive Player of the Year both in the ACC and the NCAA. His role in Coach Bennett’s pack-line defense made him focus on that aspect of his game. The Big Bear competed at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, where many of the seniors vying for precious NBA draft selections had an opportunity to show their talents. Darion was the competition’s All-Tournament team, scoring 20 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 3.7 blocks.

THAT’S A BEAR!!! How appropriate would it be for Memphis to draft a Grizzly Bear?


The BYU Lacrosse Hall of Fame inducted Rick Kirschner (L ’83 Princeton ’87 and BYU JD ’93). Rick is Oak Hill School’s upper school head and lacrosse coach. Rick also was part of Landon’s Landon’s teacher/coach/mentor team- teaching, coaching lacrosse and administering.

Also, Rex Hardy (L’96, BYU) is the Marketing Manager for Nutracella Corp. and lives in Park City, Utah. {according to LinkedIn.}







Bear Diamond Trax  Jack Falvey (2011), Amherst, the Lord Jeffs went 4-1 for the week.

Kyle Colgain (2011), Denison, picked up his first loss with a 5 inning effort. The Big Red went 1-4 for the week.

Ian Kelso (2011) Washington University, pitched 2/3rd’s of an inning in a win for the Bears. The team went 3-2 for the week. Nice picture from Facebook.  J

Jay Graham (2011) Dartmouth Big Green Infielder and reliever; the team went 5-0 over the last seven days.

Max Kra (2012), Bucknell Bisons, reliever:  The Bison went 1-4 for the week. Max had a no-decision appearance.

Sean P. O’Brien (2014), Macalester College pitcher. Sean started and pitched 4.2 innings against St. Mary’s. The loss brought his record to 2-2. The Scots had a 0-2 week.

Bear Tennis Trax

Alex Reinke (2014), Southern Methodist University, the Mustangs lost in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference. Alex had some better luck meeting Andy Roddick at the Moody Coliseum; see below :















Bear Golf Trax

Brent Bubes (2014), Maryland, the Terps are playing at the Wolfpack Classic in Raleigh, NC.

Ralph Blasey (2014), Davidson golf. The team has not played in a week.

 Bear Track Trax

Oliver Hightower (2014), Kenyon Lords.  The results for the Lords’ men at their own Invitational showed that they were in last place. Could not find any reports on Oliver.

Mac Hightower, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ Stags. The team ran in the Azusa Pacific Invitational and a thorough review of the results finds no mention of the big brother Hightower, BUT the below picture (from Facebook) proves that he ran and seems to suggest that he did well.
















Deion Wellington, Coastal Carolina’s Chanticleers competed at the Big South Challenge yesterday, but no times have been posted.

Jordan Marshall (2014), Davidson Wildcats, came in 8th in the decathlon at the Atlantic 10 championships (back in February). The team ran in Princeton this week, but there was no decathlon and no Jordan.


Published in: on April 20, 2015 at 12:03 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Sandy- thanks for the mention. Rex Hardy, Landon Alum ( don’t know his class) is being inducted to BYU lax HOF with me this Sat. Night. Hope you and your family are well. Take care, Rick

    Sent from my iPhone


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