BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 2/08/2015

We Bear great tidings about Bears everywhere:





  • Current Bears

    • Varsity Wrestling splits a triangular meet and placed 3rd in the IACs

    • Varsity Hoops had two losses and a win.

    • Varsity Hockey bear Bullis and Prep


  • Alumni news about

   » Hoops

  • BB fans were treated two TV games in which Bears were featured:

      • Joe Mac received props from the announcers throughout the game against Dayton and then had a SC Top 5 highlight as he tipped a last second rebound for a GW o/t win

      • Darion and his #3 Wahoos faced #9 Louisville and the announcers mentioned how key the Big Bear is to UVA’s Pack Line. At a potential tipping point, one of his teammates missed his shot and Mr. Adkins thundered down the rebound on a slam dunk.

    • Darion’s #3 Cavaliers beat UNC and then Louisville

    • Joe and the Colonials won two league games

    • Chris, Colby is injured

    • Danny lost to a top team in Israel.

   » Hockey—

    • Sam is nominated for the prestigious HOBEY BAKEY TROPHY (VOTE) and the Bobcats won two

    • Max started in a win and a loss.

    • Jack’s team has not reported statistics for a couple of games.

» Bear Lax Trax Fax—by John Nichols, news about

    • Sean O’Brien

    • Taylor Valencia

    • Patrick Keena

    • Justin Murphy

    • Sam Lynch

» Diving

    • Jordan Gear dove for USC

    • John Freeman helped earn points for Williams



Varsity Wrestling

From Coach Katz

Landon 39. Bishop Ireton 33

Landon 64. Potomac 15

At the IACs, the Bears came in 3rd, but two wrestlers were champions and six others scored:

Prep 197.5
Bullis 131.5
Landon 114
Episcopal 83
St Stephens St Agnes 63
St Albans 54

Landon had seven place winners:
Jarett Witzal and Ben Goodfriend were Champions
Luc Schermer and Zack Zulauf were second
Brett Gallagher, Miles Franklin, and Derek Hankim were third


Varsity Basketball

The Bears lost to the EHS and Prep, but beat Sidwell Friends 52-47.

Aaron Byrd is taking his talents (20.7 ppg) to Georgia Regents University, whose coach has taken the Jaguars to   Div. II Tournaments since he joined GRU in 2004.

Varsity Hockey 

The Bears beat Bullis 9-2 and Prep 5-4 to claim the IAC regular season championship and enters the IAC tournament this week.



Bear Hoops Trax

Danny Rubin, Hapoel Kazrin, lost to 82-77 Ironi Gamat Ron with the Danny playing 39 minutes, scoring 16 points and pulling down 6 rebounds and handing out an assist.

Darion Atkins, UVA basketball (#3) Darion started against the #12 Tar Heels 75-64 at the Dean Dome. In 32 minutes he had 6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 blocks and a steal. The Wahoos beat the Cardinals 52-47 in a nationally televised game at the JPJ arena. Darion in 29 minutes had 9 points, 7 rebounds, I block and 1steal. He was the network’s choice for the post victory interview and did extraordinarily well.

Joe McDonald, GWU basketball went through consecutive tough away losses to VCU and URI. They came home where they had a 10 game facing a tough A10 opponent. Again the announcers In that away game, Joe played started, played 39 minutes (in an overtime game), scored 19 points (including the game-winner), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and 2 steals. The Landon alumnus did well in his post-game interview, too.

Chris Hudnut, Colby basketball, is injured, but his Mules collected two wins without him.

Bear Ice Trax

A Landon Alum is on the Hobey Baker Ballot. For those who are NOT hockey mavens, the award is considered the Heisman Trophy for hockey. Sam Anas is currently among the top 15  of the 50 nominated.

YOU CAN VOTE ONCE A DAY HERE→→ It would be awesome if Landon would add Hobey Baker Trophy to its existing Tewaaraton Trophy.

Sam Anas, Quinnipiacthe Bobcats beat Cornell 1-0 and starter #7 had an assist on the game-winning goal. They beat Colgate 4-2 the next night; Sam was without a point for the first time in 8 games.

Max Greenwald, Middlebury, lost to Trinity 1-2 with Max starting in the overtime game. Then the Panthers beat 3-0 Wesleyan . Max added another assist.

Nick Malone, Wesleyan, is not listed on the roster now.

Jack Barton, Northern Junior Cyclones, EHL, beat the Vermont Lumberjacks 8-2 but Jack is not recorded with points.

Chris Javens, Odessa Jackalopes, is now listed as inactive.

Mike Anderson, Princeton Hockey Club, lost to Penn 1-4 and tied Millersville 4-4

Matt Coster, Cornell, no access to the team’s website.

Orlando Arevalo, MIT beat Southern New Hampshire 4-2 with another Engineer in goal.

Bear Lax Trax by John Nichols 

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Bears vs. Bears

Delaware (Taylor Valencia ‘13, Philip Pena ‘13) 12

Bucknell (Sean O’Brien ’14) 11

Delaware played their second game of the year and evened up their record, coming from an early deficit to down the Bucknell Bison 12-11. The Bison got off to a strong start, winning the first quarter 5-0 and but then gave ground in the second half, particularly in the closing quarter when the Blue Hens had a 3-0 scoring advantage.

Sean O’Brien started at midfield for Bucknell in his first NCAA game, scoring one goal on 8 shots. Taylor Valencia got one ground ball for Delaware.


Navy (Patrick Keena ‘11) 21

VMI   7

Patrick started on attack for Navy in their season opener and that put him in a gift giving mood. Patrick scored twice on three shots and dished out 7 assists. This is the first Navy-VMI game I have missed after seeing 5 straight and was by far the only one played at even reasonably hospitable temperatures.


Virginia (Michael Rhoads ’13, Jason Murphy ’13, Brandon Johnson ’14, Jack Falk ‘14) 13

Loyola 12

Virginia and Loyola met in the season opener for the second straight year and again the game was played to the final whistle. Jason Murphy won two of 12 face-offs as UVA’s FOGOs faced a tough test against Loyola’s #1 face off guy, Graham Savio—a sophomore who took 75% of Loyola’s faceoffs last year, winning over 55%.


Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch ‘14) 16


Sam Lynch saw action in his first NCAA game, recording one shot as the Blue Jays easily dispatched the Retrievers.


Colgate (Robby Dunigan ‘13) 9

Bryant 5

Colgate picked up road win against a ranked team.


Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis ‘96) 8

Penn State 15

Pre-Season Rankings:



LaxPower Forum

Inside Lacrosse Media

Johns Hopkins


























This Coming Week:

The rest of D-I start play this coming week and there will be three Bears vs. Bears games on Saturday—Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) at Virginia (Michael Rhoads ’13, Jason Murphy ’13, Brandon Johnson ’14, Jack Falk ‘14), Maryland (Kellen Miller ‘11) at Navy (Patrick Keena ‘11) and Colgate (Robby Dunnigan ‘13) at Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis ‘96). Penn (Will Laco ’11, Garrett Fellows ’13, Peter Laco ’13), Princeton (Justin Murphy Undergrad Asst ’11, Mark Strabo ’12) and Cornell (Will Joyce ’10, Marshall Peters ’13) all get their seasons underway as well.

D-III teams that we feature will see their first action of the year this week as Washington and Lee (Mike Rallo ’14) faces Christopher Newport and Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11) plays Augustana. W&L is ranked 15th and OWU 17th in both the USLIA and LaxPower Forum pre-season polls.

Bear Track Trax

Oliver Hightower, while the Kenyon Lords competed at the Bob Shannon Invitational at Denison, research did not find any results for Oliver.  Mac Hightower, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ Stags first run on February 6, but nothing has been reported on their website. Deion Wellington, Coastal Carolina’s Chanticleers are next scheduled for 2/13. Are there other Bears running winter track?

Swimming and Diving

Jordan Gear, USC, came in 5th in 2 meter diving as the Trojans beat Stanford 157-142.

John Freeman, Williams, beat Middlebury 197-101. John swam in the 400 yd. medley relay and his Ephmen teammates combined for 3rd. came in 6th in the 500 yd. freestyle (4:51.26)



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