BearSportsNews—Summer Edition 08/07/2016

It’s only four weeks until school starts and some of the fall teams will begin preseason soon. Practices are scheduled to start in about a week. Hopefully all Bears have had some good relaxation time. For sure,

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all of the fascinating summer readings have been finished and the Class of 2018 has gotten lots of sleep in preparation of the long nights occasioned by Humanities.













Here are a few bits of summer Bear news:

Late Spring news

  • Rugby

2016 MAVRC/All-Met Rugby Teams


Division 2

hooker Luke Peterson Landon jr.

prop Maanik Lal Landon jr.

lock Andrew Engel Landon so.

flanker Ben Goodfriend Landon sr.

flanker Thomas Baldwin Landon so.

scrumhalf Nicholas Blasey Landon sr.

flyhalf Wesley Pan Landon sr.

wing Nicolas Kenary Landon so.

fullback Jonathan Hsieh Landon jr.


2nd team

#8 Jacob Wright Landon sr.

center Mitchell Pan Landon jr.

Scouts say that several of the senior Bears could continue as ruggers in college

Trivia: who is the most famous Bear rugby player ever?



Plus WaPo actually mentioned Bear Rugby








During batting practice, Randy Bednar (Landon School, Bethesda, Md.) showed some of the best pure bat speed of the day. Bednar’s swing has a lot … (hopefully Baseball America will allow us to see more)


  • Christian Webster is hired as assistant coach stealing him from Central Florida. The Bear CWeb graduated from Harvard with several Crimson records and was hired there as an assistant there.” I’m extremely excited to welcome Christian to our basketball family,” Coach Buzz Williams said in a statement released by Tech’s athletic department. “He fits exactly what we were looking to add to our program, building upon his experience of having been an outstanding player at Harvard, along with his coaching career thus far.”

Webster recorded the most wins (90) in Harvard’s history. He helped lead Harvard to three straight Ivy League titles and back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances. In the ’13 NCAA tournament, Harvard was a No. 14 seed, and registered a 68-62 upset win in the round of 64 against No. 3 seed New Mexico, with Webster contributing 11 points as a starter.Webster started 83 of the 117 games (second-most in program history) in which he played at Harvard, averaging a career-high 13 points in his 2010-11 sophomore season. He ranks fifth in Harvard history with 176 career 3-pointers.Less than 3 1/2 months removed from the end of his college-playing career, Webster was hired by Amaker to be an assistant coach at Harvard.During Webster’s two years as a Crimson assistant coach, Harvard went 49-13 and made two straight NCAA tournament appearances. In the ’14 NCAA tournament, No. 12 seed Harvard upset No. 5 seed Cincinnati 61-57 in the round-of-64, and nearly beat No. 4 seed Michigan State in the round of 32.

Webster established a school record at The Landon School in Bethesda, Md., by scoring more than 1,800 career points, and earned 2009 Gatorade player of the year honors in the state of Maryland. He graduated from Harvard in 2013 with a degree in psychology.







  • Darion Atkins (L’11, UVa ’15) who signed a guaranteed contract with Israeli club Hapoel Holon for 2016-2017 season. He is a client of another Bear, Scott Hetterman’s SMH Sports. One of his opponents will be Danny Rubin (L’09, BC’14) of Bnei-Hertzeliyya
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Hapoel Holon (Winner League) inked 24-year old American forward Darion Atkins (203-105kg-92, college: Virginia). He played most recently at Westchester Knicks (D-League) in the U.S. In 52 games he averaged 8.5ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3bpg last season. Atkins helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Atlantic Division. He was called during the season by the New York Knicks. Atkins also played that season for another team Knicks in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in 52 games he had 8.5ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3bpg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in D-League Atlantic Division. Atkins won NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas championship title in 2015. He graduated from University of Virginia in 2015 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.




Scouts indicate that the Bears did well both at a 7on7 tournament at UMd and another camp at a secret location 😉













  • In the North/South Amateur, John Kalavritinos had a 75,71,76. 1JKjpg
  • The 71 was on the brutal Pinehurst #2 and was the third best score of the day.
  • He came in Top 20 (T19). Great tournament with much history, tough field, tough courses.
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Evan Katz rallied on the last day of the American Junior Golf Association Junior Golf at Cattail Creek in Glenwood. The Duke commit shot a 2 under 69 0n the last round (5 birdies and a bogey free front 9) to beat a competitor from California. His total was 209 and post the final round the Bear was interviewed





















Hockey—good news/bad news

Landon’s Patrick Giles forgoes junior year to join USA Hockey National Team Development Program











  • The Landon “summer” team went undefeated in the Under Amour Shootout including an always delightful win over the Purple Eagles (“never saw a purple eagle, never want  to be one”?) 6-4. The rising seniors stepped up, a couple of “gerbils” showed up and the first Oregonian Bear, Cam James (welcome), played up to expectations.
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  • From FB, 4 Bears in Vail (only lost 1 game)
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(there have been other forebears @ Vail)



  • Alumnus Drennan Greene performed well at a different camp basic training today. They push new cadets FAR beyond what they think their limitations are. Landon prepared him well. Up at 3:45a to ruck (80 lbs. on back) 5-6 miles — then they start their day with about 4 minutes to eat each meal.  He has been in the field overnight, mastered an M16 at the range and is now ready for classes and Lacrosse practice in two weeks.If he could have shot this way at Bordley Stadium, he would have beaten Patrick Keena‘s (L’11 USNA ’16) points record.
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(PS Sells and Corcoran object to DG’s caliber of stick)

  • 2016 All-ACC Academic Men’s Lacrosse Team, rising junior faceoff specialist Jason Murphy (Landon School, Vienna, Va.) ranked No. 2 in the ACC and No. 9 nationally with a 63.4 percent faceoff win mark. He also added one goal and one assist to go with his 38 ground balls.


Likely there are MANY omissions, please, please send me (

For those who are any where contemporary of BSN, see you in September“.

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