BearSportsNews—Sunday Edition 04/03/16


2016 NIT Champion and All-Tournament Team



Who owns this Landon/Dartmouth Ice Rink on the  Cinnebar trail at Big Sky in Montana

Please let us know who is showing their Bear in the Mountains

Landon Rink

Photo credit Stuart Myers L’98; Skip Myers L’65 distributor



Current Bears

  • No news(Spring Break plus bad weather?) except lacrosse which had two nice wins


Bear Trax

  • Joe and GWU win NIT Championship at MSG; #22 All Tourney Team
  • Sam is getting ready for the Frozen Four
  • Bunch of Bears playing baseball


Current Bears

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Myrtle Beach game against Coshocton (Coshocton, OH) Redskins and Talmadge Blue Devils appeared not to be played. The BCC Invitational was cancelled according to the BCC website. Sidwell Friends tomorrow.


1ST match not scheduled @


The Good Counsel and Spaulding match scores have not yet been reported. St. A on Monday.




The Bears are 9-1. They beat the Crusaders of Cardinal Gibbons (NC State Champions) 14-8 and then the Hermits of St. Augustine (NJ)  16-11. Tuesday against MIAA Mt. St. Joseph’s and Friday begins the IAC season at SSSA.


Friday against Gonzaga Home at 4:30pm. Next Sunda Edition will report on this improving program’s match against the Purple Eagles.


1ST meet not scheduled @


EHS this week..


Next meet is 4/2 @ Potomac. The all away schedule of 2016 will not be replicated in 2017 with the new Beynon Sports Surfaces to install a brand-new, state-of-the-art (red, not brown) track in Bordley Stadium this summer.

trackUniv of Colorado(Potts Field) thumb






(right color, but without the Rockies in the background)

From the Beynon site:

 “Our sport is driven by results; with a Beynon track we feel we are giving our athletes the very best opportunity to achieve the desired result. This speaks to the very essence of our coaching philosophy; enthusiastically provide the very best situation for each and every one of our athletes to reach their goals and dreams in the sport. A Beynon track allows us to create an environment of success for all our athletes. Our new track is the center point of our program. It is the catalyst for all our programs goals. With this in mind – Beynon was the clear choice for our program.” – Dan Waters, Track and Field Coach, University of Alabama

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



bear track



  • Pro

Darion Atkins (’11), Westchester Knicks (NYC Knicks D-League team), is in 2nd place with a 28-22 record. #5 has played in 50 games and has averaged 29.6 minutes, 8.7 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.0 spg and 1.3 bpg.  The Dub Knicks play the Sioux Falls Sky Force (yea, that’s really the team’s name) in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals this week.


  • College

Joe McDonald (’12), GWU Colonials ended with a school record number of victories 28-10 season and G Dub’s first post season banner– NIT CHAMPIONS. To get there, first they crushed San Diego State 65-40; Joe played 31 minutes and had 9 pts.,4 reb., 6 assists and 1 steal. In the MSG Finals on ESPN, G Dub beat #1 seeded Valparaiso 76-60 ; #22 had 28 minutes on the floor, 13 pts., 8 reb., 4 assists and 1 steal. McDonald joined Cavanaugh MOP), Larsen, Garino and on the all-tournament team.


Joe’s post tournament comment said it all:


“It’s [the GWU program definitely in the right direction and I  think it will continue to grow. Tonight was a perfect ending to   the season.”


Here are the career highlights for Joe’s 4 years at Foggy Bottom:

  • Started 35 games (’15-16), missing the UMass and Dayton games with an eye injury …
  • leads the team in assists (106) while ranking second in steals (41) and third in rebounding (5.4) …
  • has scored in double figures in 13 games and ranks fourth on the team in scoring (8.7) …
  • ranks 6th on GW’s career assists list with 443 and 6th in steals with 171
  • scored his 1,000th career point with his first field goal against VCU (2/6) ..
  • has four double-figure rebounding games (at USF, vs. Gardner-Webb, vs. Davidson, at St. Bonaventure) …
  • grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds at USF (11/19) …
  • scored a season-high 16 points in back-to-back games vs. Seton Hall (12/2) and Penn State (12/8) …
  • dished out a season-high seven assists vs. Saint Joseph’s (2/10) … scored all 14 of his points in the second half to lead GW to a comeback win over Duquesne (2/17) …
  • dished out five assists against no turnovers while adding nine points and two steals vs. George Mason (3/1) …
  • matched a career-high with 10 assists vs. Saint Louis (3/10) …
  • scored a team-high 15 points vs. Saint Joseph’s (3/11) …
  • matched a season high with 16 points at Monmouth (3/21) while adding seven boards.
  • But the most telling figure for all three is how often they donned a George Washington uniform. Larsen (136 games), McDonald (133) and Garino (129) are the top three in Colonials history in games played
  • George Washington (28-10) set a school record for victories in a season and claimed its first NIT championship in six trips to the event. It also has 74 victories since the start of the 2013-14 season, the most in a three-year period in school history



gp gs min min avg pts pts avg fgm fga fg% 3-pt fg 3-pt fga 3-pt fg%
2012-13 30 30 842 28.1 225 7.5 78 197 .396 10 33 .303
2013-14 32 32 947 29.6 265 8.3 76 196 .388 25 64 .391
2014-15 35 35 1103 31.5 348 9.9 122 287 .425 41 110 .373
2015-16 33 33 982 29.8 286 8.7 91 228 .399 17 61 .279
TOTAL 130 130 3874 29.8 1124 8.6 367 908 .404 93 268 .347



gp gs ftm fta ft% o-reb d-reb treb reb avg pf dq ast to blk stl
2012-13 30 30 59 91 .648 26 86 112 3.73 69 2 96 89 1 37
2013-14 32 32 88 125 .704 48 98 146 4.56 72 2 131 70 3 50
2014-15 35 35 63 115 .548 65 137 202 5.77 75 2 110 61 2 43
2015-16 33 33 87 122 .713 49 131 180 5.45 72 1 97 49 5 37
TOTAL 130 130 297 453 .656 188 452 640 4.92 288 7 434 269 11 167


That’s a Bear!!!

Ice Hockey

  • College


Sam Anas (’11) Quinnipiac Bobcats, 31-3-7, is the  #1seed in NCAA Race to the Frozen Four, Tampa, FL.  They will be playing Boston College on April 7, 5:00pm on ESPN 2. In 41 games, Sam has 50 points (26G, 24 A) and is the Bobcats top threat.

ESPN named Sam and his goal last weekend as Impact Performance of the Week.


Bear Lax Trax Fax will be posted soon; thanks John Nichols.

Diamond Trax 

Max Kra (2012), Bucknell Bisons, reliever, 10-17 team record, went 2-2 for the week by beating Yale (to split the 4 game series; lost to St. Joe’s and split with Lehigh (He pitched 2 2/3 innings against the Mountain Hawks). Max is 1-1 as a reliever for the season.

Sean P. O’Brien (2014), Macalester College pitcher. Team season is 8-2 and they play this week.

Spencer Abraham (2015), Claremont McKenna College Stags, 8-19; in two plate appearances, Spencer has a hit.

Andrew Kvasnicka, (2015) , Swarthmore College,16-7  The rookie  has appeared in 9 games for the Garnet with a hit, a run and an RBI plus he drew 3 walks. Andrew also pitched a complete inning

Garrett Zoukis, (2015) , University of Cincinnati, the Bearcats are 13-13.


Golf Trax

Ralph Blasey (2014), Davidson College

Mike Blasey, (2015), Davidson College next play at the April 9-10 Irish Creek Collegiate.

 Walter Egloff, (2015) , Loyola University Maryland

Tennis Trax

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


Track Trax

Deion Wellington, Coastal Carolina participated in the VertKlasse Meeting. 

Jordan Marshall (2014), Davidson Wildcats, may have participated in the Stanford Classic (CA). This is a huge meet and review of Jordan’s normal events did not find any results.


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




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