BEAR SPORTS NEWS – SUNDAY EDITION 3/31

Due to some bad bounces of balls and pucks, this will be the last SE which writes about Winter Sports, with a couple of possible exceptions. Four Bears extended their seasons into spring by qualifying to participate in the NCAA Championships. A varsity winter sport, hockey, continues to be a subject here for more awards. Spring sports will be the primary focus for the rest of the academic year.

March Madness

Darion Atkins was the last Bear dancing as UVA lost a nail biter to Michigan State. GWU and Joe McDonald were beaten by a tough Memphis team in the 1st round. First year Coach Christian Webster’s Harvard team upset Cincinnati and then ran into the Bear beater MSU. It is impressive that boys, who spent so many hours in Riddleberger Gym, other fields and classrooms, are excelling at the next level.

Though his team did not make the Div III March Madness (another NESCAC team lost in the Finals), Chris Hudnut received another award—Maine Men’s Basketball Coaches’ and Writers’ Association First Team All-State Team.

Frozen Four

Not as celebrated as the hoops competition, hockey’s equivalent is every bit as intense. The Bobcats ran into an aggressive Providence Friars and Sam Anas’ season was ended. ESPN analyst Barry Melrose was highly complementary of the Bear skater, noting particularly the accuracy of his shooting. Great season for #7 and the announcement of the NCAA Rookie of the Year will be carefully followed.

Varsity Hockey post season honors

Gazette.Net published its All Gazette Team. Jack Barton was named the player of the year and with typical understatement (ignorance?) said that he “showed offensive skills”. Sean O’Brien received the honor as the 1st team goalie. Far underestimating their skills, talents and performance, the Gazette placed Jones Lindner and Colton Ruppon the Honorable Mention list.

Spring Sports

Malachi Bostic-Wattley and the Bucknell Bison have begun their outdoor track season. They ran at UMBC’s Big Dawg competition and the freshman ran the anchor leg of the 4×100. They earned 2nd place.

We should hear soon from Jim Colgain and John Nichols on Bears on Diamonds and BLTF soon.
GO BEARS!!!

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