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DeafDigest Sports – July 30, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

- misc stuff

- a rich Oregon football history

- more Gallaudet academic honors

http://deafdigestsports.com/
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Gallaudet women’s volleyball earns ninth consecutive AVCA Team Academic Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. – An astounding ninth straight American Volleyball
Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award was bestowed to the
Gallaudet University’s women’s volleyball program today. GU is one of
140 NCAA Division III women’s team recipients for the 2014-15 season.

full story at:
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/wvball/2015-16/releases/academicaward

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a rich Oregon football history

contributed by Kris Hurst

I thought you might like to know about my school Oregon School for the
Deaf football.

It relates to former Oregon Ducks and NFL player. His name is Andy Maurer.

I took the information on him from Wiki.

Here is:

Andrew Lee Maurer (born September 30, 1948 in Silverton, Oregon) was an
American football offensive lineman in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons,
New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, and the Denver
Broncos. He played in Super Bowl IX as a member of the Vikings and Super
Bowl XII as a member of the Broncos. Maurer played college football at the
University of Oregon.

Maurer recently was head football coach at Cascade Christian High School
in Medford, Oregon.

Other information on him:
http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MaurAn20.htm or
http://www.fanbase.com/andy-maurer/

Anyway, I was the Hall of Fame chairperson for OSD Alumni. I gave the honor to
1965 and 1967 football teams during the fall of Fall 2005.

Dick Olson (his twin brother Bob Olson) and Fred Farrior highly spoke of
him and have been followed him thru college and NFL times.

During 1965 football season, OSD upset Prospect, a logging town. During
reunion of 1965 Casco League champion, most players shared their memories
with me. Their coach Royal Teets, decided to not practice any plays or
drills etc… BUT how to tackle the “HUGE Andy Maurer” (that time he was
running back for Prospect.) So Coach Teets picked one huge offensive
lineman, Richard Olson (not related to twin brothers, Dick and Bob Olson).
All one week, all OSD players has to practice to tackle Richard Olson aka
“Andy Maurer”. It paid off. OSD stopped mighty Andy Maurer. Fred
Farrior once told me that Andy bend his knees on the field and cried as
OSD upset Prospect.

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Blind, deaf man still runs

http://www.huntersvilleherald.com/news/2015/7/30/13468/blind-deaf-man-still-runs

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deaf tennis

17-year-old Rotem Ashkenazi Wins 2015 World Deaf Tennis Championships

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwfitness/article/17-year-old-Rotem-Ashkenazi-Wins-2015-World-Deaf-Tennis-Championships-20150729

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Question and Answer

Q. We all know about the Deflategate scandal. No point
in talking about it, but have there been scandals in
deaf sports?

A. Overage athletes, academically-ineligible athletes,
fifth year athletes in deaf schools sports; fake-deaf
athletes in Deaflympics. But one scandal, sort of, 46
years ago, surfaced at the national deaf basketball
tournament. It was a free throw shot that went in, but
did not count! The Los Angeles and Washington, DC
opening round game was a tie in the dying minutes.
Mike Dorrell, the Washington player, was fouled.
He hit the free throw to give his team a one-point lead.
But the scoreboard was not correct. The referee came
over to the head scorekeeper (Art Kruger). Kruger’s
scorebook did not show the free throw shot; he said
there was no free throw. Sandy Ewan, the Washnington
coach, Mike Dorrell and the Washington players
howled in protest. The referee said, sorry because
I follow the official scorebook. Apparently
Kruger took his eyes off during the free throw and
did not see the shot go in. The game ended as a
a 72-72 tie, sending it into overtime. Los
Angeles won 79-76. The Washington team came
home, still fuming and angry over this cheated
free throw shot. Was it “fixed”? Kruger lived
in the Los Angeles area and was a long time
supporter of the Los Angeles teams. No one
will ever know.

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Adrian College’s Paige Machnacki has gold-medal experience

http://www.lenconnect.com/article/20150729/SPORTS/150729084

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college deaf athletes

Wheeling Jesuit – Marcus Pointer, fr, rugby

will be making his collegiate debut this coming
fall season

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elite deaf athletes

Miha Zupan, pro basketball, Europe

his profile is at:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miha_Zupan

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Dummy Hoy

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/30/William-Ellsworth-Dummy-Hoy-Baseballs-Greatest-Deaf-Player/

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DeafDigest Sports – July 29, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

- misc stuff

- who was Kitty O’Neill

- possibly the best deaf colege VB player in the nation

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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great deaf cricket player of past years

Do you know Baba Sidhaye – the real ‘Iqbal’ of Indian cricket who died fighting for recognition?

http://www.ibnlive.com/cricketnext/news/do-you-know-baba-sidhaye–the-real-iqbal-of-indian-cricket-who-died-fighting-for-recognition-548783-78.html

mention of his deafness is in the article above

it is not surprising that he was discriminated against

a national-level deaf badminton player was left off
national Indian and world championships. Out of
frustration, he moved to Great Britain, wanting
to have nothing to do with discrimination in
his birth nation

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Maryland football

pre-season training starts in two weeks

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Question and Answer

Q. Who was Kitty O’Neil and what was her
accomplishment?

A. Kitty, who was deaf, was well known
high speed driver on land and on water.
By the time she retired, she held 22
records for high speed events.

See this link:
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/deaf-stuntwoman-kitty-oneil-sets-womens-land-speed-record

after she retired she became a Hollywood stuntsperson,
appearing in many dangerous stunts in many movies.
She is now living a quiet life in South Dakota

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College deaf athletes

Texas State – Jordan Kohl, so, volleyball

see the link at:
http://www.txstatebobcats.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4775&path=wvball

her deafness is not mentioned, but she is deaf

she possibly may be the best deaf VB player in the
nation

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Elite deaf athletes

Kaylin Yost, women’s lower level pro golfer

see her earnings from last year
http://suncoastladies.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/suncoastladies14/profile/kyost15/tresults.htm

for this year:
http://www.kaylinyost.com/schedule-results/

her web site either has not been updated or she has not golfed in two months?

Yes, she is deaf

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Japanese deaf news

Deaf girl chosen to national team for World Deaf Swimming Championships

Saito Kyouka, 14, is a senior junior high school student in the Deaf
department of the Prefecture Sakata Special Support School at Sakata-shi
in Japan’s northeastern region. She broke the international conference
dispatch standard record for the women 800m freestyle swimming that the
Japan Deaf Swimming Association sets up.

Saito was chosen as a national team member for the 4th World Deaf Swimming
Championships, which will be opened in Texas, U.S. for one week from
August 16. She is the youngest, and the only junior high school student in
the national team.

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DeafDigest Sports – July 28, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

- misc stuff

- deaf in cornhole!

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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Indiana sports

part of newspaper story

Union County’s Patriots remain in 2A, Sect. 38 but the eight-team field
now consists of Centerville, Eastern Hancock, Indianapolis Howe, Milan,
Northeastern, Switzerland County, Triton Central and UC. Lincoln
transferred over to Class A, Sect. 46 from Sect. 45; there they join
Hagerstown, Indiana School for the Deaf, Indianapolis Lutheran,
Indianapolis Shortridge, Knightstown, Indianapolis Tindley and Tri.

full story is at:
http://www.newsexaminer.com/articles/2015/07/28/sports/doc55b686b845dbc295139950.txt

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college deaf athletes

Stephens – Ivi Lewis, SR, women’s cross country

no more cross country for her; eligibility is done

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Canadian swimmer

2015 World Deaf Swimming Championships: Swimmer looks forward to representing Canada

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2015/07/27/2015-world-deaf-swimming-championships-swimmer-looks-forward-to-representing-canada

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USA deaf tennis

Former Moc Leads Team USA In World Deaf Tennis Championships

http://www.chattanoogan.com/2015/7/27/305023/Former-Moc-Leads-Team-USA-In-World-Deaf.aspx

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Elite deaf athletes

Elena Yakovishina, skiing, Russia

see her story at:
http://www.brecorder.com/sports/other-sports/157802-deaf-russian-skier-yakovishina-dreams-big.html

this story does not mention Winter Deaflympics?

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deaf in Cornhole!

NATIONAL DEAF CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT IN FISHERS, Indiana

NDCT will be in Fishers, IN August 28 to 30, 2015.

there is a link to that tournament; unfortunately
the link is a bad one!

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Question and Answer

Q. In all these years that Gallaudet fielded football
teams, have there been Canadian players?

A. Yes. Many, over the yesrs. Two  notable ones
were Don Kitson, mid-sixties and Bill Gregory,
late sixties.

Kitson played for a mainstreamed school; his play
attracted notice from Canadian colleges, but
he chose to enroll at Gallaudet. He was a starter
throughout his career, playing any position that
the coaches asked of him – offensive center,
middle linebacker, running back, tight end
and offensive tackle. As the middle linebacker
his last year of play, he had a monster season.

Gregory was an interesting case. His #1 sport
was hockey and he enrolled at Gallaudet to play
on the strong hockey club. He even played for
Washington Chiefs, a well known semi pro hockey
team at that time. Football? It was not his
favorite sport, but he played three seasons,
each season in a different position. As a
freshman, he was an offensive tackle,
a position he never played before as he was
a quarterback with his team at Ontario
School for the Deaf. As a freshman, he
joined the team late and became a starter
at QB because of an injury to the regular
QB. He threw 3 touchdown passes in the 2nd
half to help defeat Towson University
(which started football that season).
He stayed away from football for two seasons
but came back, and was the starter at
fullback for the Dirty Thirty Team.

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from Japanese news

Youngest player from Okinawa selected to national Deaf women futsal team

The Japan Deaf Soccer Association/Deaf Futsal Committee announced a list
of fourteen women selected to the national team on July 25.

The team will compete at “The 4th Deaf Futsal World Cup” that will be held
in Thailand in November.

Miyagi Miki, 14, a senior of Uenoyama Junior High School in Naha-shi, is
the youngest player and also the first player selected from the
Kyushu/Okinawa area.

Miyagi said, “I don’t actually feel anything new yet, but I have been
working hard to be on the national team and am really happy. I’d like to
take a medal and return home with it so that I may be admitted in the
world.”

Japan is planning to take on Russia, Turkey and Spain at World Cup.
(editor’s note: futsal is indoor soccer; we do not have a national
deaf women’s futsal team; outdoor soccer, yes, but not indoor)

 

 

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DeafDigest Sports – July 27, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

- misc stuff

- deaf tennis results

- remembering a past NFL player

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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College deaf athletes

St Cloud – Maria Hauer, so, cross country

her profile is at:
http://www.scsuhuskies.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1638&path=cross

profile doesn’t mention it but she is deaf

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Elite deaf athletes

Tracy Willis, mixed martial arts fighter, Oklahoma

http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Tracy-Willis-29118

he graduated from Oklahoma School for the Deaf years ago

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Question and Answer

Q. How many deaf students play on RIT varsity athletic
teams?

A. Maybe no more than a dozen every academic year.
Many students want to play varsity sports, but for
some reason, they don’t. An example was the
short-lived RIT club football team that played
during the 1970′s before closing up for good.
During these years the team had maybe just a
half dozen deaf players. A couple of them were
solid starters.

About 15 years ago a group of NTID students wanted
to start their own club football team, separate and
apart from RIT – but were not able to do so.

At about the same time RIT conducted a study to see
if varsity football was feasible. After reviewing the
study, the RIT president said no to football! Keep in
mind football during the seventies was club – subsidized
by RIT intramural athletics fund.

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Russia and Spain triumphant in first World Deaf Tennis Championships

Russia’s Egor Panyushkin and Spain’s Beatriz Villamandos-Lorenzo won the
men.s and women.s singles titles at the 1st World Deaf Tennis
Championships today at Nottingham Tennis Centre.

rest of story at:
http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1028966/russia-and-spain-triumphant-in-first-world-deaf-tennis-championships

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a past DeafDigest Sports posting

Year 2002

 

Remembering Ted Cottrell:

YEAH, I REMEMBERED TED COTTRELL VERY WELL WHILE I
PLAYED AT GALLAUDET HOMECOMING GAME WITH DELAWARE
VALLEY BY THE SCORE OF 48-0…I RUSHED THROUGH THE
LINE OF SCRIMMAGE TO THAT PLAYER NAMED TED WHO TACKLED
ME TOO HARD TO MAKE ME A BLACK-OUT…AFTER THE GAME,
TED MET ME TO SAY “ALL RIGHT” AND HUGGED EACH OTHER…
I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT THAT MAN INTERVIEWED FOR A NFL
COACH JOB…I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT MAN, TED COTTRELL
…WHEW…HUH…RAMMY

(editor’s note: Bill Ramborger was elected to the
Gallaudet athletic hall of fame after a great
four season career on the gridiron and on the track.
He is retired after a long teaching career at
South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind, but
is still actively involved with the school athletics)

Ted Cottrell played for Delaware Valley College
during the sixties. Delaware Valley College
played against Gallaudet annually during the
fifties and sixties before this series was
terminated.

Cottrell played two seasons in the NFL for
Atlanta Falcons and then one season in
the Canadian Football League – before
having a long career as assistant coach
with many college and pro teams.

It is always a big honor for Gallaudet to
have played against a college player that
became a pro.

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DeafDigest Sports – July 26, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

- misc stuff

- Gallaudet’s sweetest baseball win

- an interesting organization

- future deaf sports?

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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College deaf athletes

Spring Arbor – Robert McCoy, JR, track

http://www.saucougars.com/roster/13/8/3227.php

he is deaf even though his profile doesn’t mention it

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Elite deaf athletes

Josh Waterman, past motocross champion, United Kingdom

http://www.teamparklane.com/index.php/riders/mx2-josh-waterman

the mention of his deafness is in this story:
http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/Gloucestershire-British-motocross-champions/story-20044666-detail/story.html

the reference of his deafness in the above story is this paragraph:

Waterman was born deaf and has been riding since he was six. Even at a
young age, he had his sights set on national titles and has just picked up
his third

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Question and Answer

Q. Will sports such as cricket, soccer, rugby be popular
among the deaf in USA in the future?

A. Possibly when more deaf people emigrate to USA and
continue to participate in their home-grown sports.
An example is an all-deaf soccer team in Chicago,
consisting of deaf immigrants.

Years ago a deaf immigrant from the Caribbeans wanted
to join an all-deaf baseball team. He contacted
DeafDigest editor. The answer is:

only all-deaf adult baseball team is at Gallaudet
University. However, we have many deaf adult
softball teams, which is not exactly baseball!

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old DeafDigest Sports story – 1997

Gallaudet’s sweetest baseball win

Jason Wynne pitched a complete game leading Gallaudet to a
conference 4-1 win over St Mary’s. It was Gallaudet’s first-ever
regular season conference win in baseball! Since the Capital
Athletic Conference was founded, Gallaudet has never won a
regular season game in baseball. Outside of the conference
Gallaudet has pretty much held its own, but against CAC teams,
the result was always the same – a loss.
Actually Gallaudet won one conference baseball game, a 3-2
victory over St Mary’s in 1992, but it was a CAC first round play
off game – the only win Gallaudet has earned. And that 1992
victory was especially sweet as St Mary’s swept Gallaudet 23-1
and 13-0 in the regular season!

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an organization of deaf in pro wrestling

Do we have an organization of the deaf in pro
wrestling?

Good question – take a look at this facebook
posting

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Deaf-Wrestling-Alliance/165537600148930?sk=info&tab=page_info

what is interesting about this posting is that deaf wrestlers
wrestle for entertainment, which is true.

Hearing pro wrestlers would never admit that
pro wrestling is fake!

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DeafDigest Sports – July 25, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

- misc stuff

- a deaf emergency QB

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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Tee Shepard

Rebel overcoming disability
http://www.myfoxal.com/story/29628364/rebel-overcoming-disability

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College deaf athletes

Tennessee Tech – Rebecca Toler, SR, soccer

used up her eligibility and will be playing no
more college soccer

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Elite deaf athletes

Brett Wanner, pro micro-midget car racing, Pennsylvania

his newspaper story is at:
http://readingeagle.com/sports/article/deaf-racer-wanner-finding-success-breaking-barriers

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Question and Answer

Q. Who was the most amazing deaf emergency QB
in college football?

A. A past DeafDigest Sports posting is below -

Do you remember Cary Perkins?

Probably not but he is deaf and was probably one of the
best athletes to play at Emory and Henry University in
Virginia in the early nineties.

In football, he was a first team wide receiver first
three seasons, catching 96 passes for 1741 yards.

As a senior, the starting quarterback was hurt and
lost for the season in the second game of the
season. Cary was shifted from wide receiver to
quarterback and led his team to an unbeaten season
despite his minimal quarterbacking experience.
The dream season ended when his team entered the
NCAA-III playoffs before being eliminated.

In basketball, he averaged 9.2 points per game,
starting 22 games throughout his career.

In baseball, he was a career .303 hitter

The newspaper stories were big on him as a
successful emergency QB.

(editor’s note: in the early 1990′s DeafDigest
Sports repeatedly contacted the university for
information and bio on Cary. The university
sports information director REFUSED to respond
to DeafDigest Sports editor. Very angry,
DeafDigest Sports editor contacted the
university president, telling him that his
sports information director was uncooperative.
Suddenly, DeafDigest Sports editor received
two thick overnight deliveries from the
university through Fedex)

Go figure.

Cary, by the way, had a long line of deafness
in his family tree, but they knew no ASL
and functioned as “struggling” hearing people

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an old article written by Farley Warshaw, 12 years ago

Ryan Ketchner update
 
Ryan was victimized by lack of offense support last night in loss vs High
Desert. He was really pitching well until 7th inning when rightfielder
dropped a catchable ball for a double. With 2 outs a batter jammed a ball
that went barely inside the 3rd base for a hit which resulted in 1-1 tie
game. In 8th inning a batter hit a single and advanced to second base by
bunt. Sacrifice fly brought the runner to 3rd base with 2 outs…then
next batter hit a single to break the tie and High Desert took the lead
for the rest of the game. Relief pitcher came in with man on 1st base but
he gave up a walk and a single that resulted in Ryan’s 3rd run. That
should have not happened.
 
The 66ers have beaten High Desert almost all games this season but for
first time High Desert cooled us off like they did last night. 66ers is
in 1st place right now with 1.5 games lead over second place, Lake
Elsinore. If we finish 1st place in second half we will advance to
playoff. That can last another two weeks in September if we go far to
championship round.
 
After game I talked with Ryan and he indicated he has a personal goal
which is to break 66ers’ record of 15 wins in regular season by a
pitcher. He may have 5 or 6 more starts in August and if he wins 5 of
them he will break the record.
 
(editor’s note: Ryan never made it to the majors and has been out
of baseball for the past 2-3 years)

 

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DeafDigest Sports – July 24, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

- misc stuff

- Elena’s continuing honors

- an unusual racer

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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Gallaudet sports

Gallaudet’s Elena Ciccarelli selected as NEAC nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS – Gallaudet University senior Elena Ciccarelli’s
(Whitesboro, N.Y.) candidacy for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year
award continued Thursday when the field of 480 candidates was
narrowed down to 147 conference honorees. Ciccarelli was selected as
the North Eastern Athletic Conference’s (NEAC) nominee and
becomes the first Gallaudet student-athlete to receive this
distinction.

full story at:
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2015-16/ciccarelli-ncaawotyconference
editor’s note:
honors seemingly has never stopped for Elena! She just came home with
a gold medal, with her USA national women’s basketball team at the
World Deaf Basketball championships

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deaf soccer tournament postponed

CADS Postpones Deaf Cup Championships Indefinitely
http://leadership.ng/news/448979/cads-postpones-deaf-cup-championships-indefinitely

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Fremont football

part of newspaper story

California School for the Deaf is 23-11 in three years under Warren
Keller. Last year, the Eagles had eight shutouts.

full story at:
https://norcalpreps.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1785467
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college deaf athletes

Schoolcraft College – Alexis Cano, SO, women’s soccer

no information about her on the junior college web site
but she is deaf

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deaf tennis

part of newspaper story

Great Britain’s Beth Simmons has moved into the women.s singles second round at
the 1st World Deaf Championships in Nottingham after beating Ukraine.s
Podhorodetska 6-7, 6-2, 6-2.

.I am particularly excited to take part in the very first World Deaf
Championships.
.As there is no defending champion anything can happen .It is exciting to
see who will claim the world title for the first time..

Simmons returns to Nottingham buoyed by her last previous experience of
playing there, when she took multiple Deaflympic gold medallist Barbara
Oddone, of Italy, to three sets at the 2006 British Open Deaf
Championships.
(no information on our Americans in that week-long tennis event)

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elite deaf athletes

James Volk, pro bus racing driver, Brandenton, Florida

see his name as runner up at:
http://www.desotospeedway.net/news/?i=23110

just scroll all the way down until you see
“School Bus”

unusual vehicle racing? Yes. Volk told DeafDigest
Sports editor that the most difficult thing in
racing buses is to find and buy abandoned school
buses!

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Question and Answer

Q. Elena Ciccarelli is one of the most honored
athletes in Gallaudet history. What was so
unusual about her?

A. She was never a superstar, an All-American
or an all-Conference choice. All she did
was to play three sports each academic year
as a starter, and always giving her best.
And at the same time, maintain top grades.

Gallaudet will always miss Elena.

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Excited about being drafted but not signing a contract

Deaf catcher Chase Smartt learns he’s a role model through MLB Draft
http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2015/07/deaf_catcher_chase_smartt_lear.html

one line says:
For all his excitement, Chase Smartt didn’t sign with the Braves. Instead, he’ll enroll
in Troy to start college life next month.
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India’s speech and hearing impaired badminton star Gaurav Ahluwalia deserves better treatment

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/sports/indias-speech-and-hearing-impaired-badminton-star-gaurav-ahluwalia-deserves-better-treatment-1025097.html
editor’s note:
sounds familiar! Rageev Bagga, who was deaf, was an elite badminton
player in India during the early nineties. He claimed discrimination
as the reason for not being part of the elite national badminton
group (Olympics, national championships, world championships, etc).

As a result, he moved to Great Britain, where he is still playing
badminton on hearing masters’ level

When he spoke with DeafDigest Sports editor at the 1993 Deaflympics
(Sofia, Bulgaria) he said he continues to be bitter about it

 

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DeafDigest Sports – July 23, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

……..

Hot DeafSports News at:

- misc stuff

- an all-star in basketball

- bad news in baseball

- Yahoo asks for your Hall of Fame vote

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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Yahoo asks for your Hall of Fame vote

Yahoo posted an announcement today, asking
baseball fans to vote for a player they
feel that should be in the Hall of Fame.
Dummy Hoy?
Pete Browning?

do read the posting at:
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/-baseballhofsnubs–who-do-you-think-deserves-to-be-in-cooperstown-163530669.html

and to make sure to follow the twitter hashtag instructions
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baseball

Tommy Barksdale, a past Gallaudet baseball standout,
has been released by the Normal CornBelters independent
minor league team. He played very little all season.

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college deaf athletes

Cody Waterman is a rising sophomore on the
football team at Santa Rosa Junior College

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cricket

Sporting achievement for battler Luke
http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/13492864.Sporting_achievement_for_battler_Luke/
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elite deaf athletes

Melinda Vernon, pro triathlon, Australia
http://www.triathlon.org/athletes/profile/68979/melinda_vernon

she is deaf even though profile does not mention it

she formerly was an elite long-distance runner before
switching to triathlon

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Gold Medal Achievement:Tori Faieta Leads U.S.A. To Title at World Deaf Games

http://www.lynnjournal.com/2015/07/22/gold-medal-achievementtori-faieta-leads-u-s-a-to-title-at-world-deaf-games/

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Question and Answer

Q. Tommy Barksdale was released by his independent minor league team.
Did he get a fair treatment from the team manager?

A. DeafDigest Sports does not think so. The team has played
about 50 games by the time he was released. He only played
9 games, came to bat 10 times. That means he was either
a pinchhitter or inserted as a late inning sub when the
game score was already out of hand. The manager never gave
him an opportunity to play several full games with 4 or
5 at bats each for him to show what he could do.
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deaf sports history

part of newspaper story

Southpaws leave their mark (boxing)

LEFT-HANDED PIONEER

William Thompson, known as .Bendigo. and born in Nottingham on October 11
1811, was one of the earliest southpaw champions. He won the England
championship twice . on February 12 1839 when he beat James .Deaf. Burke
and on September 9 1845 when he defeated Ben Caunt.

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Basketball all-star game

part of newspaper story

Two Mystics selected to WNBA All-Star game

Meesseman, who also played with Dolson in Russia during the winter, is
averaging 13.0 points per game and 6.8 rebounds. Thibault selected the
then 19-year-old from Belgium in the second round of the 2013 draft. The
6-foot-4 forward with a deadly mid-range game is 50 percent deaf in both
ears.

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a comment about Penn State football

part of a newspaper sports column

COACH FRANKLIN IS making a big mistake by having names removed from
uniforms. The hearing impaired population will return to the old days
when they will no longer know who is who since they cannot hear the
broadcaster

editor’s note:
this comment is correct!

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DeafDigest Sports – July 22, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

- misc stuff

- Fordham football

- a group picture of USA national deaf tennis team

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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USA National Deaf Tennis team

see group picture at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-very-strong-usa-deaf-tennis-team/

this team, consisting of three veterans and two rookies
will be competing at the first-time World Deaf Tennis
Championships in England. It is taking place this
week.

Information about the championships is at:
http://www3.lta.org.uk/Tennis-Foundation/Tennis-for-Disabled-People/Hearing-Impaired-Tennis/World-Deaf-Tennis-Championships-2015/

Said an American deaf tennis observer:

this group is the hottest team in the World Deaf Tennis
Championships

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Gallaudet sports

A record 61 Gallaudet student-athletes on the 2014-15 NEAC Scholar-Athlete list

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – Gallaudet University placed a record 61
student-athletes on the 2014-15 North Eastern Athletic Conference
(NEAC) Scholar-Athlete list as announced by the conference. Each
student-athlete was required to accumulate a 3.4 or higher grade
point average for the fall and spring semesters combined.

rest of story at:
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2015-16/neac-allacademic

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Question and Answer

Q. There was an article in Fordham University magazine about
how a group of students re-started football as a club
sport in 1964. What about it?

A. As a Gallaudet junior in 1965, DeafDigest Sports editor
felt that if Fordham could re-start football as a club
sport, then why can’t Gallaudet do the same thing with
baseball! As a result, baseball was restarted as a club
sport after so many years of not having no team. Not only
that, a group of Canadian students were jealous of
baseball as a new club sport. They felt they could
start hockey as a new club sport – and they did!
(club hockey enjoyed a fantastic run until this
team disbanded in the mid-seventies)

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college deaf athletes

South Florida – Payton Brown, so, women’s volleyball

her bio is at:
http://www.gousfbulls.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209577619&DB_OEM_ID=7700

she is deaf though bio does not mention it

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Elite deaf athletes

Shane Van Boening, pro billiards, South Dakota

latest update is at:
http://www.insidepoolmag.com/201507/billiard-news/appleton-looks-primed-to-defend-hohmann-van-boening-collision-course-at-world-14-1.html

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Deaf rugby

Hamilton Deaf-Black to play in Japan
http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/70225125/hamilton-deafblack-to-play-in-japan

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Deaf Golf

Mabashov, a two-time Southeastern Deaf champion, has qualified for a
spot on the USA team, which will play in the 2016 World Deaf Golf

(editor’s note: the article is cut off because Frederick News-Post
has blocked full access to the story)

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DeafDigest Sports – July 21, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

- misc stuff

- a dedication

- a past quarterback

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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A delayed dedication

DeafDigest Sports dedicates this edition to Joe Neely, once an
outstanding RIT and Deaflympics tennis player. He departed us
in Feburary but DeafDigest Sports editor didn’t know about it
until this morning.

http://wavy.com/2015/07/20/armed-and-mentally-ill/

his RIT tennis career is at:
http://www.ntid.rit.edu/sites/default/files/Focus_Fall00.pdf
(article is on page 15; just scroll down to that page)

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St Mary’s soccer

We are playing in an 8 man league locally…..and are participating in the ESDAA 8 man tournament

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St Mary’s archery

below is a link to the Buffalo News that did an article on
our students and archery.  We teach this in our PE classes during the
summer
http://www.buffalonews.com/sports/outdoors/will-elliotts-outdoors-program-fo
r-deaf-is-on-target-20150718

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College deaf athletes

Rollins – Madison Taylor, jr, women’s soccer

her bio is at:

http://www.rollinssports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=107469&SPID=11241&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=19500&ATCLID=209577128&Q_SEASON=2014

it mentions her deafness (participation in Deaflympics)

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deaf golf

part of newspaper story

Michael Mabashov, of Frederick, finished second Friday at the United
States Deaf Golf Association’s national championships at Worthington Manor
Golf Club.

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deaf basketball

Ali Elmasri on his experience playing for USA Deaf Basketball

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/07/20/3729263/ali-elmasri-on-his-experience.html

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elite deaf athletes

Aubree Thompson, women’s Ultimate Fighter, Utah

2nd ranked fighter in Utah but has not fought since last year

http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/29882-aubree-thompson

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Ashley Fiolek

Motocross icon Ashley Fiolek set to conduct clinics in Cairns

http://www.cairnspost.com.au/sport/motocross-icon-ashley-fiolek-set-to-conduct-clinics-in-cairns/story-fnjpuwrj-1227449814097

Cairns, by the way, is in Australia

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Question and Answer

Q. During the sixties and seventies, the New York Union
League was one of the best deaf basketball clubs
in the nation. This team won one national championship
and was always considered a contender team on an
annual basis. One season, the club officers considered
dropping basketball. Why?

A. Cost. The officers felt it was too expensive to
continue supporting the team. What was the cost?
Just $3,000 !
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a quarterback Gallaudet couldn’t recruit
see this story:
TLN: Northwest coach learned to play, lead while dealing with hearing loss
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/courier-journal/article27916090.html#storylink=cpy
when Poe was in high school, the then-Gallaudet football coach
Geoff Ciniero, during the early nineties, tried very hard
to recruit him. Poe’s father, who was a high school football
coach, refused to allow Ciniero to recruit his son.

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