BearSportsNews—Sunday Edition 01/03/16

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It has been awhile, due to travel and the holidays, but the accumulated BearSportsNews provides a good start for 2016. THERE’S A LOT OF GOOD NEWS TO START THE NEW YEAR.

Thanks to all of the Bear fans (and the occasional Bear non-fans), 2015 had a lot of visitors to the site. According to WordPress, in 2015, there were 146 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 987 posts. The blog had 32,000 views and the visitors were 71 countries in all! Most visitors came from The United States. United Kingdom & India were not far behind. Mostly thanks to a lot of the Bear Moms and Dads, there were 251 pictures uploaded about 5 pictures per week.The busiest day of the year was August 8th with 647 views. The most popular post that day was DARION is a Knick with help from a fellow Bear.

  • Current Bears
  • Hockey goes 5-0 with three shut outs and out-scoring opponents 35-4 to win the West Chester Scholastic Tournament.
  • Hoops takes 2nd place in the Yellow Jacket Holiday Basketball Classic
  • Bear Trax
    • Morgan Egloff makes the WaPo Top Sports Pix of 2015
    • Darion Atkins, in addition to being BSN #1 story, is highlighted as Top Prospect of the Week.
    • Sam Anas was named the #20 college prospect by one of the scouting services.
    • Max Greenwald was named NESCAC player of the week.

Current Bears


Due to Holidays, no matches.










This late December tournament is traditionally an event during which the team bonds. The schedule requires that Coach Farnstrom tests his depth and the 2015 games provided 5 games in three days. Perennially tough opponent John Jay lost to Landon 9-2. Against Twin Valley, back-up goalie Tommy Mottur showed his skills in a 6-0 shutout and then the Bears beat a team from North Bethesda (crazy to travel to the Commonwealth to play Prep) 6-2. In the championship round, they blanked John Jay 60 and then put a zero on the GP side of the scoreboard while Landon scored 6. Logan Giles wrote all of the exceptionally expert blogs which are linked in the above text.


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The Bears went to NC and beat Western Harnett 76-57 and then Overhills 64-53. Donnell Frayer led Landon in scoring in both these games; Mark Ebo and Keith Simms added to the scoring. The championship game was against East Chapel Hill and the NC team was led by a junior who scored 99 points in the tournament. The team from the land of UNC beat the Bears 83-60. [Sorry this was the only photograph which could be found.]


Due to Holidays, no matches.


Due to Holidays, no matches.


Due to Holidays, no matches.


Due to Holidays, no meets.


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The WaPo published a list of the best pictures of 2015. Now at Loyola, but then a senior, Morgan Egloff, was one of those images—note the caption is poorly written, since even in the rough, he won.

“In too deep Landon senior Morgan Egloff hits the ball from the rough on hole seven during the Metro Golf championships at PB Dye Golf Club in Ijamsville, Md., on May 18, 2015. Landon won the title for the first time since 2000. Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post”













Darion Atkins (’11), Westchester Knicks (NYC Knicks D-League team), is 13-5 for this season. #5 has played in all games and has averaged 30.7 minutes, 9.6 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1. 1 spg and1.7 bpg. (All #s up)

Westchester Knicks’ Darion Atkins Named RU’s Latest “Top Prospect of the Week” by Ridiculous Upside says “After averaging a monster double-double with some impressive defensive numbers, Darion Atkins is Ridiculous Upside’s latest ‘Top Prospect of the Week.’”

Darion as the poster player.












Joe McDonald (’12),GWU Colonials are now 11-2 after two away games. They lost DePaul 61-82 with Joe starting, in 26 minutes he had 3 reb and 2 assists. In FL against UCF, G DUB won 67-50, Joe in 33 minutes had 7 pts., 8 reb, 5 assists and 1 steal.

Chris Hudnut (‘11), Colby Mules 8-1, continues in an 8 game win streak, they beat College of St. Scholastica, 93-70 non-conference victory at Ocean Center at the Land of Magic Classic also in FL. Chris was 9-for-12 from the field for a game-high 24 points, added eight rebounds, and three assists. Then the Mules beat 85-81 victory over 16th-ranked University of Mount Union in the Championship game. He scored 8 including a key basket late in the game to seal the win.

Ice Hockey

Sam Anas (’11) Quinnipiac Bobcats, the #2/3 team 17-1-3, crushed Princeton 6-0; Sam kindly took it easy on my Tigers with no goals and 2 assists. In Hamden against their ECAC traveling partner, the Bobcats just got by 4-3, #7 scored.

Top 50 college hockey players at midseason in 2015-16


Anas leads the Bobcats with 10 goals and 19 points, though his production has been on a mild feast-famine rotation. He has a troika of three-goal games, one five-game production streak and six scoreless outings to his credit. But one highlight was his two-assist performance that helped to shatter St. Cloud State’s stinginess streak in a 5-2 victory Oct. 23.


Max Greenwald (’13), Middlebury Panthers (4-2-3) beat SUNY Canton 6-3.

Greenwald Earns NESCAC Player of the Week Honors – Middlebury College Athletics

Connor Meike, Williams Ephman (5-3-1), but Connor has not been medically cleared to play yet.

Christian Meike, Sioux City Musketeers USHL (Michigan commit), 14-13-1, no individual statistics available.

Alex Norwinski (’15) and Trevor “big bad wolf” Wolf (’15) Sugarland Imperials, 10-18, both Bears wear an A on their sweaters; the team with a 10-15 record; Alex, their #9 point leader has 6 goals and 8 assists; Trevor has 2 and 6.

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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