BEARSPORTSNEWS SUNDAY EDITION 03.05.17

Courtesy, Dan Rafla, Parks Canada BANFF NATIONAL PARK, AB: April 01, 2011 -- Grizzly bears are coming out of hibernation after a long winter's sleep. According to Parks Canada males, like this one, usually wake up first with mother and cubs following a few weeks later. This bear was photographed in the Castle Junction area on April 1, 2011. (Photo by Courtesy, Dan Rafla, Parks Canada (For City section story by Lea Storry)

Courtesy, Dan Rafla, Parks Canada BANFF NATIONAL PARK, AB: April 01, 2011 — Grizzly bears are coming out of hibernation after a long winter’s sleep. According to Parks Canada males, like this one, usually wake up first with mother and cubs following a few weeks later. This bear was photographed in the Castle Junction area on April 1, 2011. (Photo by Courtesy, Dan Rafla, Parks Canada (For City section story by Lea Storry)

The Bears within the White Rocks are transitioning from Winter to Spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEADLINES:

 

  • Coach Katz is recognized as the Maryland Independent Schools Wrestling Coach of the Year
{It’s awesome that several of the Bear teachers/mentors/coaches have received similar recognition}
  • AD Holm is heading for Texas
  • Spring Sports getting ready
  • Darion Adkins is PoM in Israel
  • Proof that Landon is the #1 supporter of the Washington Capitals!!!

 

INSIDE THE WHITE ROCKS

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 Winter Sports

Wrestling about Coach Katz – The National Wrestling Coaches Association had named the Bears’ leader the 2016–17 Maryland Independent Schools Wrestling Coach of the Year. This sport requires a unique set of skills for the Landon teacher/coach/mentor model to succeed.  These athletes spend considerable hours perfecting their technique; the competition involves chess like strategy requiring considerable aggression by athletes, initiating tactics, rapid reading of the opponents’ moves and responding with the right counterattack. Strength, stamina and endurance are the key ingredients to victory.

Coach Katz imparts these lifelong lessons to his matmen. The competition is intense and assuring that each wrestler is ready for his battle requires the coach to understand what motivates each of his “pupils.” The Bears 2016-2017 season was marked by many wins, a few tough losses, tremendous growth by all of the members of the squad and great expectations for 2017-2018.

Congratulations Coach Katz!!!

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Athletic Director Holm

The Dean of Bear Sports is almost invisible. But for the hours required of this position, there would be no schedules, no coaches, no uniforms, no balls, no fields, etc. Since 2011 David Holm has made sure all of those prerequisites were in place for 20 different forms of interscholastic competition and 67 teams. Evidence of David’s impact is Landon teams have won 18 IAC crowns and one Founder’s Cup during his tenure. Further there are 59 Landon boys playing intercollegiate athletics. Equally remarkable is that David, an accomplished athlete and coach at high school and college levels, served as assistants to the football and lacrosse teams. It’s very difficult to be an AD and then work for one of the coaches which David supervises; having watched that interaction, the AD disappeared and an able, knowledgeable, supportive assistant went to work. Landon’s loss will be Houston’s Kinkaid School’s gain.

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BEAR TRAX

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Winter Sports

 

Hockey

 

 

Pro

Sam Anas (L11), Iowa Wild (26-23-5-2), AHL, played in 49 games, 8G 12A. he is now #7 in scoring for the Wild. Team is on a good streak 9-1-2-0

 

 

 

MNDT

Patrick Giles (L18), US Men’s National Development team (17-25-1-2) 47 games 7G. 11A.

College

Christian Meike (L 14), Michigan Wolverines, (11-17-3), D, played in 6 games.

Connor Meike (L12), Williams College Ephmen, (14-9-3), 1 GP

Jack Barton (L14), Skidmore Thoroughbreds (10-12-4) played in 21 games, 3 goals, 2 assists

Chris Javens (L13), Skidmore Thoroughbreds (10-12-4), played in 22 games, 1 Goal, 3 Assist

 

NA3HL

Alex Norwinski (L15), College Station Spirit (6-34-2-1) NA3HL, Defenseman played in 43 games, 4 Goal, 10 assists, –Spirit beat the Drillers 6-1 in which Alex earned 1 goal and 3 assists.

 

Trevor Wolf (L15), College Station Spirit (6-34-2-1), Defenseman, 30 games played 3G 8A,

 

College Club

Orlando Arevalo (L13), MIT Engineers Club

Mike Anderson, (L12) Princeton Club

Jacob Ruttenberg (L’15), Tufts Club

Aditya Krishnan (L’16), University of Maryland club

 

Hoops

 

College

Aaron Byrd (L15) Augusta Jaguars (23-7) played 22 minutes in semifinals loss.

 

Christian Webster (L09) Va Tech Hokies (21-9),

 

Assistant Coach Joe McDonald (L12) GWU Colonials, (18-13) Director of Player Development.

 

Pro

Darion Atkins (L11) Hapoel Unet Holon (14-7); 21 GP, 14.8 pts, 6.5 reb, 0.6 stl, 0.8 assists Darion, shown with his Mom Minette, being honored as player of February.

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Danny Rubin (L10), Bnei Herzliya (13-5) 28 GP, 15.6 min.  4.8 pts, 1.9 reb., 0.9 assist, 0.8 steals

 

Spring Sports

 

Diamond Trax

 

Matthew Brady, (2016) Carleton College Knights (2-2)

Patrick Lightner, (2016) Marist College Red Foxes (5-4) 2 GP 2GS .200 BA

Sean P. O’Brien (2014), Macalester College Scots (2-0) pitcher, 2 innings pitched

Spencer Abraham (2015) , Claremont McKenna College Stags (7-6)  1GP

 

Golf Trax

Mike Blasey, (2015), Davidson College

 

Bear Track Trax    Jordan Marshall (2014), Davidson Wildcats,

PROOF: ONLY Bears support Caps

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02.27.2017 edition at pages 38-39

 

The Washington Capitals collect all of the hats thrown on the ice after a hat trick. On November 23, 2016, the Great 8 put his 3rd biscuit in the basket in O/T to beat the Blues. The ice crew collected all of the hats and ESPN the magazine took this picture of all 210 hats which reached the rink. REMEMBER: the toss must clear the 100’ high netting—that requires an ARM! Here is a bad picture of the ESPN two-page picture of the CCX hats:

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Upon further review, there is ONE hat, a knitted cap, which bears a local school logo

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Clearly, aside from sharing a Board Member, Landon best supports the Caps!

 

Who claims the hat???

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Mr. Murdock, the hat was James Waldron’s my brother Max and his friend Aiden stole it from him after Ovechkin netted his hat trick and thought it would be funny to throw it on the ice. Somehow the hat made it to the ice from the 3rd last row in the 100’s.


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