BearSportsNews—Sunday Edition 01/24/16


  • Current Bears
  • The undefeated 8th Grade Hoops team is highlighted by Coach McLinton.
  • Snow impacts schedules
  • Hockey beat DeMatha
  • Bear Trax
  • Miles Franklin found as a Wrestling Retriever
  • Aaron Byrd found as a Jaguar hoops player
  • Darion‘s play is improving over the season; Joe and Chris both return to action. Both get big wins.
  • Sam is the Assistant Captain on the Nation’s #1 hockey team.

Current Bears



Lost to Bullis 51-67 with Donnell Frayer ‘s 25 leading the Bears and 48 -56 at RP with Donnell’s 22. That’s his 3rd straight 20+ game pushing his PPG to almost 19.



8th Grade

From Coach McLinton

8th grade Landon Bears 49 – Washington Jesuit 39

Jamal Banks contributed with three DEEP 3pointers and some exciting coast to coast drives to the basket!
Ishmael Legget recorded a “double/double” points and rebounds! Had a couple of spectacular “AND1” lay ups that brought the crowd to their feet!

Canin Reynolds controlled the tempo and showed his ball handling wizardry. Finished the game with 8 assists and 0 turnovers!
Mitchell Melvin was a “BEAST” in the middle.   Finishing with 11 rebounds and 5 blocks!!

All players got in the game against a very tough opponent. Cooper Johnson hit a deep three, while Tristan Armstrong converted a 360 spinning “AND1” layup that excited the large crowd in Riddleberger Gymnasium. Landon Bears remain undefeated in their quest for a perfect season!!!!

Sounds like these eight graders will be helping Coach Perkins soon!



The Bears are 12-2 picking up their 2nd loss against Mt. St. Joe’s, 3-4, without several players. Against DeMatha, Landon took command during the 2nd Trimester on the way to a 6-3 win over the Stags. After scoring 26 goals in the last four games, snow was able to stop the Bear O by suspending games against Spaulding and Monday’s SSSA games.



The Frank T. Parsons range was shut down to snow for the W&L match.


Nothing on schedule


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Nothing on schedule


Friday night’s monster match at GP delayed due to snow.



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Thanks to Coach Katz, Miles Franklin (’15) UMBC Retrievers was discovered. His team guaranteed themselves yet another top 8 finish at the NCWA National Duals in Dalton, Georgia.


  • Pro

Darion Atkins (’11), Westchester Knicks (NYC Knicks D-League team), is in 2nd place with a 15-11 record. #5 has played in all games and has averaged 31.3 minutes, 10.2 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1. 2 spg and 1.8 bpg. All of his stats are improving over his first 26 games.

Danny Rubin (‘10 ) Bnei Hertzeliyya,9-7, has played in 16 games (4 remain in Winter League) averaging 15.5 minutes, 4.2 points and 1.6 rebound in 12 games.

  • College

Joe McDonald (’12), GWU Colonials are now 15-4. After missing games due to an injury, Joe returned to the line-up to contribute to a victory over URI 62-58 with 32 minutes, 7 points, 3 assists, I steal and 2 blocked shots. Coach Lonergan on Joe, “On what it means to have Joe back: Joe is a kind of calming influence on us. Alex [Mitola] has some really good strengths, but he’s not really creative, he’s more of a shooter and different things. But Joe, that last eight minutes, did a really good job on [Jarvis Garett].”

Chris Hudnut (‘11), Colby Mules 11-5, lost to Trinity 60-62 with Joe scoring 8 points. Snow is no deterrent to the Mules as they upset the #8 Lord Jeffs of Amherst 66-64 with Joe leading his team with 17 points. He’s #15 on the Colby all-time scoring list.

Aaron Byrd (’15), Augusta State University (formerly Georgia Regents) , 9-6, with the Bear having started in 8 of 15 games, averaging 15 minutes, 5.5 ppg, 1.5 reb. And 1 steal so far. Thanks to Coach Harley for the reminder. Suspect that the Landon golf team may visit Aaron in Georgia over the spring.



The sun rises over the Augusta National Golf Club house  before practice rounds for the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)










Ice Hockey

  • College

Sam Anas (’11) Quinnipiac Bobcats, the #1 team 19-1-5, had two consecutive ties—Maine 3-3 and RPI 2-2. Against the Black Bears, the Bobcats were down by two; Sam scored a goal and then assisted on the tying goal. Repeating a two goal deficiency against the Engineers, QU’s final tally was Sam’s with 0:09 remaining.

Max Greenwald (’12) assistant captain, Middlebury Panthers (5-6-4) beat Colby 4-2; Max started as a right wing. Against Bowdoin, Max was not in the lineup (?) and the Panthers lost late 1-2.

Connor Meike, Williams Ephman (11-4-1), but Connor has not been medically cleared to play yet


  • Juniors

Jack Barton , Northern Junior Cyclones, (Commit Skidmore) 4 G 17 A

Chris Javens, Portland Jr. Pirates, (Commit Skidmore) has played 8 games.

Christian Meike, now with the Waterloo Black Hawks (Michigan commit), has played in 5 games and has an assist. HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Alex Norwinski (’15) and Trevor “big bad wolf” Wolf (’15) Sugarland Imperials, both Bears wear an A on their sweaters; the team with a 14-18-1 record. Alex in 33 games is their #9 point leader has 7 goals and 11 assists; Trevor in 29 games has 3 and 6. The Imperials have won 4 straight and the two Bears have contributed to that surge


  • Club College

Orlando Arevalo, MIT Engineers Club, no news.

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

Matt Coster, Cornell Hockey Club

Matt Potolicchio, Richmond Hockey Club

Michael Potolicchio, GWU Hockey Club

Jacob Ruttenberg (’15), Tufts 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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