BearSportsNews—Sunday Edition 03/06/16


  • Current Bears
    • Seasons starting soon
  • Bear Trax
  • JMac’s senior night and onto the A-10
  • Chris Hudnut earns all-league honors
  • Aaron Byrd’s rookie season includes a championship game
  • Sam Anas and QU retain the #1 ranking nationally and starts the ECAC tournament this week
  • Max Greenwald finishes his Middlebury career by scoring a goal late in his last game
  • Four Bears playing Junior hockey will be playing in their playoffs
  • BLTF without the expertise of John Nichols
    • 1st Div. III play
  • Bears appearing on college diamonds

Current Bears


1ST game 3/8


1ST game 3/9


1ST game 3/8


1ST game 3/23


1ST game not scheduled


1ST game 3/14


1ST game 3/8

Any and all offers of reports for all Bear Sports would be gratefully accepted. Adding to coverage has been a goal.



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  • Pro

Darion Atkins (’11), Westchester Knicks (NYC Knicks D-League team), is in 2nd place with a 23-16 record. #5 has played in 38 games and has averaged 30.4 minutes, 9.9 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.1 spg and 1.6 bpg.

Danny Rubin (‘10) Bnei Hertzeliyya11-9, has played in 17 games, averaging 16.1 minutes, 3.9 points and 1.8 rebounds.


  • College


Joe McDonald (’12), GWU Colonials are now 22-9. Beat Mason 74-52 ; Joe had 27 minutes on the floor, 9 pts.,1 reb., 5 assts and 2 steals. They lost to the Davidson Wildcats 78-80 with Joe’s 25 minutes, 5 pts., 7 rebs. and 1 steal. Coach Lonergan thanks Joe for a tremendous 4 years at the Mason game

22 senior night

Onto the A-10 tournament in Brooklyn; we’re pulling for Joe and G Dub. The Colonials earned a 1st round bye and then play the winner of St. Louis v. G. Mason.

Chris Hudnut (’11) Colby Mules, named all-conference for second time. Hudnut ranked seventh in the NESCAC in scoring (15.7), ninth in field goal percentage (51.6), and 11th in rebounding (6.5). He also was third on the Mules in assists (54 total, 2.5) and shot 54.5 percent (6-for-11) from 3-point range. He helped the Mules finish first in the conference in team field goal percentage (46.5) and third in scoring offense (79.6).A 6-foot-8 senior center, Hudnut finished his career ranked 11th all-time at Colby with 1,403 points and also added 634 rebounds.


Aaron Byrd (’15), Augusta University, 18-10, in the 1st round of the Peach Belt Conference tournament, the #2 East seeded Jaguars beat Young Harris 84-76 with Aaron’s 21 minutes and 7 points, 4 assists, and 1 steal. In the semi’s Augusta beat the #1 seed of the West Columbus State, a 77-73 win, the freshman played 17 minutes, 1 rebound, 3 assists and 1 steal. March 6 will be the championship game against East’s #1 Lander


Ice Hockey

  • College


Sam Anas (’11) Quinnipiac Bobcats, next game is the ECAC tournament

From correspondent Jack Leachman—

Clarkson, Quinnipiac streaks highlight college hockey’s past two weeks

Hot stick: Sam Anas, Quinnipiac

Quinnipiac is unbeaten in ECAC play, thanks in large part to top scorer Sam Anas.

Somebody pour a pail of water on this guy, because he has certainly been on fire of late. The diminutive spark plug has now scored in 11 straight games for the Bobcats. After suffering a slight injury in Friday’s 2-2 tie with Cornell, where he still scored a goal and an assist, Anas scored twice in Saturday’s 6-3 downing of Colgate. Behind Anas’ 20 goals and 17 assists on the season, the Bobcats are now on a 10-game unbeaten streak, sitting at 21-1-6 overall and still unbeaten in ECAC play at 12-0-4.

Max Greenwald (’12) assistant captain, Middlebury Panthers 8-11-7). Lost to Amherst in the NESCAC semi’s with Max’s scoring the last goal of the game to bring his season total to 9 points (4G, 5A in 19 games) career 84 games 6 G, 29 A

Connor Meike, Williams Ephman (18-5-2), but Connor has not been medically cleared to play yet—do they have medical redshirts in NESCAC?


  • Juniors


Jack Barton , Northern Junior Cyclones,25-15-1 (Commit Skidmore) 39 GP, 8G, 21 A into the playoffs

Chris Javens, Portland Jr. Pirates, 13-27-0 (Commit Skidmore) has played 41 games with 3G and 6A and 97 PIMs. The Pirates won their first playoff game.

Christian Meike, now with the Waterloo Black Hawks (Michigan commit), has played in 38 games (with two teams) and has 2 Gs and 7 As.

Alex Norwinski (’15) and Trevor Wolf (’15) Sugarland Imperials, both Bears wear an A on their sweaters; the team has a 20-20 record Alex has 14 G and 14 A in 42 games; Trevor in 37 games has 2 G and 10 A.



Bear Lax Trax Fax

(John Nichols is scouting for players in FL; so we have a poor substitute and not John’s organized format)


UVa v. UPa



Jason Murphy, Peter Laco, Garrett Fellows, Jack Falk, Michael Rhoads


From Quint Kessenich’s “Spring Lacrosse from A to Z”


F – Freshmen

Freshmen. Rookies who have made an immediate impact include: …..Jarett Witzal (Bucknell faceoff specialist) and …

X – X-Factors
X-factors this year are the FOGOs, faceoff men who are making a difference. They include Trevor Baptiste (Denver, pictured left), Ben Williams (Syracuse), Sam Talkow (BU), Will Gural (Brown), Domenic Massimilian (Cornell) and Witzal.

In order of colleges- alphabetically

Bear v. Bear—

Bucknell 6 Navy 13—with the Middies’ Captain Patrick Keena’s 1 G and 3As; while the Bison’s Sean O’Brien’s 1 shot and 1 GB and the X-man Jarett Witzal’s 3 for 11.

Colgate 9 Lehigh 12—Robby Dunigan dnp[i] for the ‘Gate.

Cornell 8 Albany 12—Colton Rupp had 4 goals for the Big Red, Marshall Peters had 2 GBs and Jack Bolen played.

Dartmouth 6 Wagner 7—Landon McKenzie dnp1

Delaware 13- Villanova 23 – Philip Pena played

Drexel 9- Villanova 13—Hank Brown had a SoG and a GB

Drexel 10- St. Joseph’s 9—Hank had 2 GBs and 1 CT.

Fairfield 6 – Stony Brook 9—Charlie Schneider had 3 shots , 2 SoG.

Hobart 12– Binghamton 6—Riley McTague played and Koko Avedisian had a shot.

Bear v. Bear

Hopkins 17—Princeton 7—Sam Lynch played and Hunter Sells dnp 1; Mark Strabo returned to the Tigers’ line-up after a year’s absence; against the JHU attack he recorded 2 GBs and 1 CT.

Penn 11– Penn State 7—Peter Laco played in the upset of #20 PSU.

Vermont 13 — Michigan 15—Coach Curtis figured out the Wolverines D to score 5 goals in the 4th Q, just not enough.

Virginia 13 – Syracuse 14—Jack Falk picked up a GB and Jason Murphy had 3 GBs and was 9/24 at the X; Michael Rhoads dnp1



Hamilton 11– Colby 10—Captain Sellers Garrett started

OWU v. Salisbury – Assistant Coach Minkler’s 1st game as a Battling Bishop coach 3/6 at Landon.

Trinity 10– Middlebury 11—Spud (Kennedy) Dunn dnp1



Diamond Trax Max Kra (2012), Bucknell Bisons, reliever, 4-4 team record. Max pitched 2 2/3 innings and gave up an earned run. The Bison then beat Notre Dame 6-5 in 11 innings

Sean P. O’Brien (2014), Macalester College pitcher. Team season begins 3/12 in AZ.

Spencer Abraham (2015) , Claremont McKenna College Stags, 3-11; he has appeared in 2 games and has recorded a hit in 2 ABs and scored a run/

Andrew Kvasnicka, (2015) , Swarthmore College, has one AB for the Garnet and drew a walk. He recorded a catch and a PO in the 3-0 season.

Garrett Zoukis, (2015) , University of Cincinnati, the Bearcats are 1-7 so far.

Golf Trax

Ralph Blasey (2014), Davidson College

Mike Blasey, (2015), Davidson College next match 3/20.

Walter Egloff, (2015) , Loyola University Maryland

Tennis Trax

Alex Reinke (2014), Southern Methodist University, transfer???

Golf Trax

Ralph Blasey (2014), Davidson College

Mike Blasey, (2015), Davidson College next match 3/20.

Walter Egloff, (2015) , Loyola University Maryland

Track TraxOliver Hightower (2014), Kenyon Lords.   Mac Hightower, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ Stags.  Deion Wellington, Coastal Carolina had a meet on 3/5 but no results posted yet by the Chanticleers. Jordan Marshall (2014), Davidson Wildcats, 1st meet 3/17



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



[i] DNP = the school’s website did not show that the player participated; the scorekeepers may have missed.




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