BearSportsNews—Sunday Edition 09/13/15









The barn on the Landon campus once stabled horses and it may have been possible that under Mr. Banfield’s leadership that some form of polo on horses might have been played. The Founder might never have imagined that his Bears would be playing Water Polo, but given his driven personality, PLB would have expected the Landon WP team to be GOOD. Not only is the current team good, but more than a few alumni have been playing in college. THOSE ARE BEARS!!!

WATER POLO by Coach Bartman

The team traveled to Philly and beat Penn Charter who was the reigning Eastern Prep Champions. We also beat Malvern Prep. Landon also beat MSJ, Germantown Academy, Gilman, and Haverford.

After six games in 2 days, Landon lost its first game to McDonogh. They were fresh and the boys were tired. We lost 13-12.

Clayton Henschel has been a beast on offense, teaming up with Rahul Gill, Isher Gill, and Conor Durbin’s outside shooting skills. Senior Goalie, Hayden Fralin (also school recorder for saves) has played just wonderfully stopping shots that made through our defense. Blake Dannebaum (School record holder in goals) continues to be a breakaway player for the brown and white.


Landon defeated Baltimore powerhouse Loyola Blakefield. Loyola went up with three solid goals on the Bears in quarter one. The brown and white would find their rhythm quickly ending the first half 6-4. Clayton Henschel recorded a personal best, six kick outs placing several Loyola players in foul trouble early.  He would team up with Isher and Rahul Gill to find the net. Noah Thomas would also establish the hole set for the Bears. His final second goal was one that belongs on ESPN. Seniors Blake Dannenbaum and Harry King rounded out the dominating squad scoring on power plays. James Zampella played the game of his life recording save after save.

The Bears, based on an email from the Coach, beat Gilman 9-6.

Noah Thomas and Clayton Henschel were named USA Water Polo Academic All Americans for 2015-16.


Varsity Football

As promised here are more of the details from the Bears’ win over Whitman.

1st Q 2nd Q 3rd Q 4th Q FINAL
LANDON 14 13 21 48
WWHS 6 6 6 8 26


Player                  carries                 yards                             TDs

Hunter                 15                        100

Machen               8                           70                        1

Brown                  10                        62                        1

Epstein                10                        62                        1

Connor                2                           7

Baldwin               1                           1                           1

46                        302                      4


Passer                 attempts    receptions yards                   TDs

Brown                  8                 4                 90               2

Receiver                              catches       yards                   TDs

Ebo                                         2                 72               1

Simms                                    1                 26               1

Epstein                                   1                 2                          

4                 90               2




Myles Allen (’12) University of Rochester Yellow Jackets played Catholic University @ Cardinal Stadium in heavy thunderstorms, but a soaked field did not stop Myles, who carried 17 times for 103 yds. and one TD in a 45-28 win over the home team.He scored the go ahead score.







Justin Cort (’14) and the Swanee Tigers lost to W&L10-28 away.


Jules Desroches (’14) the Kenyon Lords lost to Oberlin 24-28 away and Jules played.


Anthony Fullum (’14) and the William & Mary Tribe have the week off to prepare for next week’s game against UVa.


Johari Johnson (’15) Endicott College Gulls, lost to #15 Hobart 17-28. The Bear alumnus started and had 2 carries and 7 yds. at Geneva, NY.


Obai Kamara (’13), Davidson Wildcats, lost on his birthday to Catawba 21-35.


Vince Kindfuller (’12) The Engineers lost to Becker College 27-37.


Paul Padalino (’15) Richmond Spiders, beat Hampton 31-28.


Spencer Rauh (‘14) Stetson Hatters lost to Mercer 14-57. The team, however, was equipped to win.


Dominick Seagears (’15) Trinity College Bantams play on September 26.


Matt Underhill (’13) Washington & Lee Generals beat Swanee Matt was 4/4 on PATs and in 5 kickoffs he averaged 62.1 yards per kick plus one Touchback.

Kolby Williams (’15) Richmond Spiders beat Hampton 31-28.




Garrett Pan Lehigh Mountain Hawks club, there is no site for the group this year.


Jack Sears (’13) Colby Mules have their first game in next week.


David Spiritos (’13) Northwestern Wildcats Rugby Union, but the web page is still showing the spring status.



Nick Diaz, Scott Powell (both L’13) and Taylor Diaz (’15) Allegheny College Gators, lost to Geneva 2-3. Nick started and got off 2 shots. Scott started and recording 2 shots with one on goal.


Richard Huber (’12), Swanee Tigers,{thanks to Coach Reed for helping find him} are 1-2-1. Richard started, took 3 shots with one on goal and that one beat the goalie (for the Tigers’ 1st goal of the game) in a 2-2 tie against Huntington.


Water Polo

Aiden Kelso (‘13) Connecticut Camels team lost to Cal State Lutheran 8-10 in an exhibition. No stats reported.


Varsity Football Opponents Scores/Records

High Point [0-2] v. CH Flowers L 0-46
Walt Whitman [0-2] v.          Landon L 28-48
Loyola Blakefield [2-1] v.          Archbishop Curley W 33-32


Riverdale Baptist School[2-0] v.          Douglass 17-8
Bethesda-Chevy Chase[0-2] v.            Blair L 21-57
St. Stephen’s &St. Agnes [1-1] v.            Mercersburg 42-7
Episcopal High School  v.          Paul VI 9/16 (WaPo listing of a        game= scrimmage)
Georgetown Prep[2-0]  v. FUMA 35-0
Bullis School[0-1] v. Woodberry Forest 9/18
St. Albans School[1-0]  v. Anacostia W 13-12



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