BearSportsNews—Sunday Edition 12/13/15









  • Current Bears
  • Landon field 7 teams for the winter season.
    • Wrestlers do well at a tournament; Brendon Gallagher and four of his brothers place.
    • Hockey and Hoops start well.
  • Bear Trax
    • Paul Padalino and Colby Williams, Richmond Spiders, head to the FCS semi-finals!!
    • Darion Atkins continues his career as a Westchester Knick
    • Joe McDonald and Chris Hudnut have winning streaks
    • Three Bears are playing Div.I or III hockey; four Bears are playing Juniors and at least 5 are playing College Club hockey (more?)

Current Bears


It is truly remarkable that Landon OFFERS 7 varsity teams in the winter!!!




From Coach Katz-


The Bears took 6th place in a field of 18 teams at the Magruder tournament. We had five place winners:


  • Brendon Gallagher 138 Champion- won a weight class with 4 state place winners
  • Ben Goodfriend 145 2nd place
  • Mitchell Pan 152 5th place
  • Brian Gelb 182 2nd place
  • Josh Hunter 220 2nd place









Brendon is at the top of the podium.


The skaters have a 2-1 record having scored 19 goals in three games. They play Whitman on Tuesday at the Bears’ Den.


The Bears are off to a promising 3-1 start.


The team is 0-3, all meets against big high schools.


They have been to the courts for two matches, but no results posted.


The Landon website shows a 1-1 record.


Two invitationals, but no recorded results yet.


Football— two Bears have made it to the FCS semi-finals

Paul Padalino (’15) Richmond Spiders and Kolby Williams (’15) Richmond Spiders– beat the #2 seed Illinois State 39-27 in an away game (no participation information included in the report). The Spiders head to beautiful Fargo, ND and the NDSU FargoDome. The home team has to beat the visitors to make it to their 5th consecutive championship game and their 15th championship. GO SPIDERS!!! Note: the ESPN Game Day Show has attended the sites of both teams’ games.


Darion Atkins (’11), Westchester Knicks (NYC Knicks D-League team), is 8-3 for this season. #5 has played in all games and has averaged 30.9 minutes, 8.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.25 apg, 1. 0 spg and1.6 bpg.










Joe McDonald (’12),GWU Colonials are now 9-1 with victories over two B1G teams—PSU and Rutgers. They beat the Nittany Lions 76-66 and Joe started and in 31 minutes had 16 pts., 6 reb. and 2 assists. Against the Scarlet Knights, an 83-49 rout, Joe in 20 minutes had 8 pts., 4 reb., 2 assists and 3 steals.

Chris Hudnut (‘11), Colby Mules, after a first game loss has run six victories in a row, the last being an O/T victory, 74-72 over Bates College. Chris scored well below his average with 4 points.

Ice Hockey

Sam Anas (’11) Quinnipiac Bobcats, the #2/3 team, lost its first game against Boston U. 1-4. Sam got the lone goal for the home team off an assist from a player with Landon as his first name.









Max Greenwald (’13), Middlebury Panthers (3-2-3) beat Tufts 3-2 and Max scored a goal which rallied the Panthers down 0-2 at the time. Then in a tie against Hamilton, which Sellers Garrett attended, Max had a goal and an assist on the tying score. In the 3rd consecutive away game for Middlebury, Max registered his 3rd consecutive goal. He now leads his team in points (3G, 3A). Here’s a picture of Max with fellow Bear and now an Ephman Connor Meike.







Connor Meike, Williams Ephman (5-2-1), but Connor has not been medically cleared to play yet.

Christian Meike, Sioux City Musketeers USHL (Michigan commit), 11-12, no individual statistics available.

Alex Norwinski (’15) and Trevor “big bad wolf” Wolf (’15) Sugarland Imperials, both Bears wear an A on their sweaters; the team with a 10-15 record; Alex, their #9 point leader has 5 goals and 7 assists; Trevor has 2 and 5.

Chris Javens, Philadelphia Flyers Premier in the USPHL.

Mike Anderson, Princeton Club, has played 3 of the team’s games.

Matt Coster, Cornell Hockey Club

Jacob Ruttenberg (’15), Tufts Club, no news

Orlando Arevalo, MIT Engineers Club, no news.


Please forward links to teams where any other Bears are playing any Winter Sport at the college level, including club teams.

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