BearSportsNews—Sunday Edition 01/31/16

THIS IS POST # 1,000 of the BearSportsNews

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  • Current Bears
    • Ben Goodfriend most recent win moves him into the three figure level
    • Keith Simms commits to be a Duck, orally.
    • Most of the games/matches were snow delayed or cancelled.
  • Bear Trax
    • Coach Webster is having a successful season at UCF and his Cantabs are clearly missing him as part of the Harvard hoops’ brain trust,
    • Jordan Marshall (L’13) Davidson Track was rediscovered.
    • Alex Norwinski and Trevor Wolf (L’15) Sugarland Imperials are on a 7 game winning streak. Alex was selected as the #1 star in one of those games.
    • Miles Franklin (L’15) UMBC Wrestling Club, played first at Nationals



Current Bears


After snow cancellations, the hoops team played DMV’s # 13 team, EHS and lost 55-80.


As national signing day approaches, the published rumors about Keith Simms abound- Oregon, Mississippi (just before the NCAA investigation was announced)—but NEWS FLASH, he verbally committed to be a Duck.


The Bears are 13-3 with games cancelled due to snow, but beat St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes 4-2. Bears’ Captain Mike Soraci had a hat trick and Spencer Davis earned 4 assists. Games against Walter Johnson, Salesianum and St. Paul’s were cancelled due to the need to reschedule MAPHL games.


Lost to W&L 1019-1084 at the Frank T. Parsons range


Nothing on schedule


No news posted at


Nothing on schedule


From Coach Katz (THANKS)

Landon 53 St Albans 21
Landon 51 Severn 27
Landon 60 Washington Latin 21

A good night for the Bears only home match of the season.  The highlight of the night was when Ben Goodfriend earned his 100th career victory with a pin in his third match against Washington Latin.  He earned a standing ovation from the crowd. He now sits at 13th in career wins in Bear history.  He is 17 away from the number one spot.  We have one dual meet and 4 tournaments left.  He has the potential to earn the number one spot by the end of the season.

Ben 3





bear track


College Coaching

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ð Pro

Darion Atkins (’11), Westchester Knicks (NYC Knicks D-League team), is in 2nd place with a 17-12 record. #5 has played in all games and has averaged 31.1 minutes, 10.3  ppg, 7.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.7 spg and 1.9 bpg. All of his stats are improving over his first 26 games.


DA gets some press –Wassup in Westchester: The hunt for Darion Atkins highlight footage


Danny Rubin (‘10 ) Bnei Hertzeliyya,9-7,[Website was only in Hebrew so cannot update.] has played in 16 games (4 remain in Winter League) averaging 15.5  minutes, 4.2 points and 1.6 rebound in 12 games.

ð College

Joe McDonald (’12), GWU Colonials are now 16-5. The team lost to one rival Richmond in 2 O/Ts 90-98, Joe played 43 minutes, 13 points, 1 assists, I steal and 2 blocked shots. Then against revolutionary rival, G Dub won 76-70; Joe’s line read 14 minutes, 5 points and 2 assists.

Chris Hudnut (‘11), Colby Mules 11-5, lost  HUSSON 92, COLBY 89 in O/T with Chris  scoring team leading 35  points. Against Bowdoin, the Mules dropped another O/T game,82-85 with Chris scoring a team high 35 points.



Chris with last year’s NESCAC PoY; both scored 35 in the game.


[NOTE: last week’s report is now OFFICIALLY INCORRECT—“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.”  Amherst no longer uses that bad name.]


Aaron Byrd (’15), Augusta University , 12-7, the Jags racked up three consecutive wins over Flager 84-73, UNC Pembroke  66-62 and Clayton State 80-70. Aaron played in all three with a high of 24 minutes of PT and 11 points, not bad for a freshman.


Ice Hockey


ð College

Sam Anas (’11) Quinnipiac Bobcats, the #1 team 20-1-5 were down 2-5 against Dartmouth with less than 10 minutes remaining. The Bobcats came storming back and Sam scoring goals #4 (unassisted) and #5 on the way to a 5 goal surge.


ICYMI–Quinnipiac hockey standout Sam Anas tries to blaze a trail from Maryland to the NHL



Max Greenwald (’12) assistant captain, Middlebury Panthers 6-7-5) With Max on the injury list (soon to return) they has a win (1-0 Conn. College), a tie (3-3 Tufts)  and a loss (Bowdoin 1-2).

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


ð 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.

Alex Norwinski (’15) and Trevor “big bad wolf” Wolf (’15) Sugarland Imperials, both Bears wear an A on their sweaters; the team  with a 18-18-1  record. Alex was voted the #1 star in a recent game for his two goals. Below fuzzy picture is of Alex receiving applause from the fans.


ð 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



Jordan Marshall (L’13) Davidson Track, at UNCG Spartan Classic and the Camel Classic may have jumped.

jordan marshall



Miles Franklin, UMBC Wrestling Club,Fresh off a top 8 finish at the National Duals, UMBC Wrestling just took home the team championship at the 19th Annual Doug Cherry Invitational. Individual titles were earned by Miles Franklin, Sidique Furet, Brandon Buckingham, and Mike Bentivenga




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