BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 1/4/2015

At the beginning of a new Bear, here are bits of information about Bears everywhere:

  • Current Bears
    • Varsity Wrestling is grappling against high level competition
    • Varsity Hoops on a 3 game streak and brought home trophies
    • Varsity Hockey wins 3 in Pennsylvania and loses in Championship game


  • Alumni news about

» Hoops

  • Darion gets a “double double” and pulls down a career high rebounds
  • Joe comes back from Hawai’i with a Championship; GWU is on a five win streak
  • Chris put up some numbers in a loss and was not in the lineup for the next game.
  • Danny pours in points in two wins.

» Hockey—

  • Alum Ted Sears seen at Winter Classic ice
  • Sam has two wins, one supported by four Bear buddies in the stands
  • Max started in a win and a loss
  • Jack’s team did not play
  • Chris played in two losses.




Varsity Wrestling

From Coach Katz,

The wrestling team wrestled some tough competition on December 30 at the McDonogh School. After competing in 5 duals, the bears went 2-3. Landon beat Bishop McNamara 72-6 and Germantown friends (PA) 48-13. The Bears lost to McDonogh 69-9, St. Christopher’s (VA) 55-6, and Brooke Point (VA) 46-21. The only wrestler to win all five matches was Ben Goodfriend. Jarett Witzal went 4-1. The Gallagher brothers both went 3-2. Steven Gee won his first Varsity match at 220 with a pin against McNamara.


Friday, Coach Katz led his grapplers to the BCC Battlin’ Barons Duals. Research could only find one of the announced 8 duals. The Bears lost to the Patuxent Panthers 40-33 with individual wins at 120# (pin), 145# (pin), 160#, 170# (pin) and 182# pin. They also garnered two forfeits in that match.


Varsity Basketball

The hoops team is on a 3-0 run with wins over Churchill 60-48 (leading scorer- Vinnie Steis 16 pts), Thomas Stone 68-66 (Aaron Byrd 38 pts) in the Churchill Tournament. The team earned the championship trophy and an MVP award for Aaron Byrd(see below).

The Bears reversed an earlier loss with a Georgetown Day 59-47 win. (Byrd and Mark Ebo with 11). That’s an improvement of 28 points in the game margins.










Prep on Tuesday, home, 6pm.

Varsity Hockey 

Landon traveled to the Westchester Holiday Varsity Tournament. Thanks to reporting by Tom Giles and Joe Kenary, it can be noted that the four games brought the Bears together. The team earned the Championship round with wins over Unionville (4-1), West Chester East (6-4) and Daniel Boone (7-1). In the finals, the 9-0 Father Judge team won 4-0. It should not be surprising that the Bears did not score for the opposing goalie has a 5-0 record with a GAA of 0.80 (that number suggests that he has had more shut outs in the tough PCL schedule).









Tommy Crittenberger scoring.

Next game at Calvert Hall on Tuesday @ 5pm.

Alumni News

Bear Track Trax

Oliver Hightower’s Kenyon Lords will run on January 16 against OWU.

Mac Hightower’s Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ Stags first run on February 6.

Deion Wellington’ Coastal Carolina’s Chanticleers start January 23.

Are there other Bears running winter track?

Bear Hoops Trax

Danny Rubin, Hapoel Kazrin, beat Ironi-KA 96-87 with Danny starting, playing 35 minutes, SCORING 35 POINTS, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Then they beat Maccabi Raanana 104-94 with Danny’s starting, 35 minutes, 29 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals.

Darion Atkins, UVA basketball, contributed to the Cavaliers win over Assistant Coach Christian Webster’s Harvard Crimson 76-24 win (trash talking at John Paul Jones Arena post-game?) 14 minutes, 8 points and 2 rebounds. Next up for the #3 undefeated team was an 83-72 win over Davidson with Dario’s 18 minutes, 13 points, 10 rebounds (a double double) and an assist. The third game against ACC foe, Miami, went to a 2nd overtime to earn their 13th victory 89-80. The big Bear played 31 minutes, 8 points, a team-leading and career-high 12 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block. Darion missed a key free throw during the extended time, but made Coach Bennett happy when he rebounded the ball from the foul line.

Joe McDonald, GWU took home the Hawaiian Airlines Diamondhead Tournament Championship Trophy with wins over Ohio 77-49, Colorado 53-50 and #11 Wichita State 60-54 (see below picture post game) Joe started every game, averaged 35 minutes, scored a total of 28 points (including a Colonial team game high of 14 in the close CU game), pulled down 15 rebounds, contributed 7 assists and stole 2 balls.








Back on the Mainland, the Colonials beat VMI 80-60 with Joe starting, playing 30 minutes, 1point, 11 rebounds (tops for GWU in this game, 3 assists and 1steal. In a televised game against A-10 opponent, Coach Lonergan used a big lead to test his bench, but Joe got 34 minutes as the score margin narrowed. He scored 8 points, handed out 3 “dimes”, pulled down 6 rebounds, blocked on and stole one. The GWU offense intentionally uses a lot of the clock; so Joe is either handling the ball high or cutting through the multiple Colonial screens.

An early season loss to Seton Hall got some RPI credibility when they upset #6 Villanova.

Chris Hudnut, Colby basketball, lost to Babson 72-65. Chris started, played a team high 36 minutes, scored 17 points, pulled 5 rebounds, handed out 2 assists and stole a ball. The Mules lost to Maine-Farmington 67-60; Chris was not listed as having played.

Bear Ice Trax

Ted Sears’95 took time from his acting gig as Dr. Austin Langham shows his hockey “cred” by pulling a guest invitation from Capitals Brooks Laich to the Winter Classic ice. Teddy has a full set of teeth and was a Bear/Terp football player.

Brooks Laich and Teddy Sears








Sam Anas, Quinnipiac, beat Princeton 2-0 at home ice with his contributing an assist. The next day.the Bobcats traveled to Princeton’s Baker Rink where Sam received great Bear support in a televised 1-0 win. His Landon buddies in attendance included Dillon Rupp, Jack Falvey, Patrick Burr, Sam and Kyle Colgain.










The Winter Classic event caused the to write an article about the Caps’ impact on the DMV development of hockey. The writer included a nice reference to Sam @ Quinnipiac and his winning of the Tim Taylor, NCAA rookie of the year.

Jake Sofer, RPI, lost to Miami 2-3 and 0-3.

Max Greenwald, Middlebury, beat St. Michael’s 3-2 with Max out for the 1st face-off. The Panthers then lost to Hobart 1-4 again with Max starting.

Jack Barton, Northern Junior Cyclones, EHL, is enjoying a three week schedule hiatus over the holidays.

Chris Javens, Odessa Jackalopes, NAHL played in 2-5 and 0-5 losses to Lone Star and he had a +1 rating in the 2nd game.

Mike Anderson, Princeton Hockey Club is off until January.

Matt Coster at Cornell, have not received access to the team’s website.

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