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DeafDigest Sports – July 29, 2014

Barry Strassler, editor

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- miscellaneous articles
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2 deaf players on Australian Rules football team

Australian Rules Football is a very popular sport in
Australia. If you have watched it on TV then you will
know what it is. Anyway the Murrumbeena Junior Football
Club’s U17 squad has two deaf players – Jerome
Barbalace and Ian Cleasby. Like with all other hearing
players, they dream of making it big in the Australian
Football League.

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Gallaudet baseball

Gallaudet’s Holsworth becomes first deaf player to
play in Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game.

BETHESDA, Md. – Gallaudet University pitcher Brandon Holsworth
(Beal City, Mich.) became the first deaf player to participate
in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League (CRCBL) All-Star
Game as he suited up for the North team on Wednesday, July 16,
at Shirley Povich Field.

The 6-foot-5 right-hander pitched a scoreless sixth inning as
he retired the first two batters on comebackers to the mound
and struck out the last batter as he threw 11 pitches. The
three batters faced all hail from Division I colleges (University
of Texas, College of Charleston, Saint Joseph’s University).
Holsworth, one of three Division III players in the game
dominated by Division I players, kept the no-hitter intact
for the North squad as they clung to a 1-0 lead heading into
the seventh inning. The South ended the no-hit bid in the
seventh and scored twice to secure the win, 2-1, with just
two hits recorded. Several baseball scouts were in attendance
for the game.

“I made the team because of my talent not because I am deaf,”
said Holsworth. “This has been a great experience for me.”
Holsworth, a member of the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts,
entered the game with a 3-2 record, 2.38 earned run average (ERA),
34 innings pitched (IP) and 15 strikeouts. His win total and
six games started were tied for second in the league while his
ERA and IP rank in the Top 15. Holsworth, a rising senior at GU,
had won three of his previous five starts.

“One of my friends texted me and told me I made the All-Star Team,”
explained Holsworth during an interview prior to the start of the
All-Star Game about being selected. “I couldn’t believe it. When
I got to the ballpark, later that day, my team congratulated me
on making the All-Star Team.”

The CRCBL season ends the last week of July. The T-Bolts entered
the All-Star break with an 11-19 overall record and had an outside
shot to make the playoffs.

(editor’s note: Brandon was one of the major reasons for Gallaudet’s
dominance in baseball during the 2014 season)

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baseball out and safe signals for the deaf

In baseball and softball, the umpires use the out
and safe signals. We all know what it is. Who
invented these signals? 99 percent of us will
think it was Dummy Hoy. He created the strike
signal for the umpire, but he did not create
the out and safe signals! It was created by
Ed Dundon, who became the first deaf pitcher
in major leagues. this story came up today
in a web posting.

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all recreational volleyball players welcome, both men and women

Deaf Co-ed Open Volleyball Tournament
September 6, 2014
Frederick, MD

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-recreational-volleyball-tournament/

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“Signal Caller” at Harris Communications

Professional quarterback Lane Patterson has a life-altering
moment when he experiences sudden deafness. At the urging of
a friend, he reluctantly agrees to learn American Sign Language.

An eccentric teacher enters Lane’s life and thus begins his
journey to learning sign language-and a new way of life.

“Signal Caller” is an intriguing story where the skills of sign
language and signal-calling come together under unique
circumstances.

Order “Signal Caller” (B1261) at Harris Communications for $10.75.

To find out more, go to:
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Contact us at:
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DeafDigest Sports – July 28, 2014
Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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- miscellaneous articles

 
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deaf jockey in Australia

Deaf jockey Anthony Allen has been racing at the
Brisbane racetracks, competing against these
elite jockeys.

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all recreational volleyball players welcome, both men and women

Deaf Co-ed Open Volleyball Tournament
September 6, 2014
Frederick, MD

more information at:
http://deafdigest.com/2014-deaf-recreational-volleyball-tournament/

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Deaf soccer

Sweden and Belgium qualify for men’s 2015 Deaf European Football
Championship

In yesterday.s action, Sweden took on Great Britain. The teams were
tied 0 . 0 at the half, before Great Britain went ahead in the 48th
minute off a goal by Andy Reay who plays for Doncaster DFC.
A goal by Swedish player Masso in the 74 minute brought the game to a tie.
Great Britain will continue their road to qualification by next playing
against Norway.

The Ukraine took on the Czech Republic in another qualifying game,
which saw the Ukrainian side dominate the Czech side from start to finish.
The team took a 4 . 0 lead into half time, and ended the game 7 . 0.
The game was played in Uzhgorod, in the west of the Ukraine.

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“Signal Caller” at Harris Communications

Professional quarterback Lane Patterson has a life-altering
moment when he experiences sudden deafness. At the urging of
a friend, he reluctantly agrees to learn American Sign Language.

An eccentric teacher enters Lane’s life and thus begins his
journey to learning sign language-and a new way of life.

“Signal Caller” is an intriguing story where the skills of sign
language and signal-calling come together under unique
circumstances.

Order “Signal Caller” (B1261) at Harris Communications for $10.75.

To find out more, go to:
http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_ddg072714

Contact us at:
mailto:info@harriscomm.com

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British Commonwealth Games

Ashley McKenzie, who is deaf, won gold for England in the men’s
60kg judo final

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Western Pennyslvania sports

a week-long summer camp (both soccer and volleyball)…
during the week of August 10th… Probably will have 16
boys for soccer…

SOCCER:
Head Coach: Valentine Wojton, III
Assistant Coaches: George D’Amore and David Tasselli

VOLLEYBALL
Head Coach: Christie Homell
Assistant Coach: Mary Agnes Connor Behanna

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The 2014 draw for the 2014 Africa Deaf Football
Cup of National are as follows.

GROUP A
Ghana
Mali
Gambia
Egypt

GROUP B
Libya
Cameroon
Liberia
Nigeria

 
GROUP C
Nigeria
Tanzania
Sierra Leone
Algeria

 
GROUP D
Gaban
Kenya
Zambia
Guinia

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DeafDigest Sports – July 25, 2014
Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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- many miscellaneous articles
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@deafdigest.com

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Minnesota sports

fall coaches

Football:

Kevin Rademacher, Sr., Head Coach
Lance Gonzalez and Jason Branden, Asst Coaches

Volleyball:

Steve Hubmer, Head Coach
Daisy Jo Robinson, Asst Coach

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Oklahoma sports

Football head coach Tommy Varner
Football assistant coaches are
Lawson Pair and Chris Reagle

Volleyball head coach Angie Shelby
VB assistant coach Starla Allen

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Gallaudet track & cross country

men’s and women’s cross country and track and field
head coach Mikaela Gardner announced her
resignation. Gardner’s last day at GU will be July 17.

We want to thank Mikaela for all that she has done during
her time here to build up our men’s and women’s cross
country and track and field programs”; said Gallaudet
Athletic Director Michael Weinstock. “It
will be tough to replace Mikaela but we wish her the very best in
the future.”

Gardner was the head coach of the track and field program for
four seasons (2011-14) and assistant coach for one season (2010).
She was the head coach of the cross country program for the past
three seasons (2011-13) and was an assistant coach one season
(2010).

Under Gardner’s tutelage she helped Darius
Flowers become a two-time NCAA Division III All-American
in the men;s triple jump (2011, 2013) and helped him
make a national appearance in the long jump (2013), where he
finished 13th overall. Women’s javelin thrower Lesyle
Kang made a NCAA Division III outdoor championship
appearance in 2012 where she placed 12th overall. Several
men’s and women’s cross country runners have made NCAA
Division III Regional Championship appearances in the past two
years under Gardner’s direction.

Assistant coach Byron Moore will guide the
men’s and women’s cross country and track and field
programs in the interim. Moore has been an assistant coach with the
track and field program for five years (2010-present).

A new search will begin soon for Gardner’s
replacement.

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Deaf World Team Tennis – USA Women Play For Gold Medal
Finals at McCallie at 9 a.m.

The American women.s doubles team of Emily Hangstefer (Signal Mountain)
and Laura Chapman (Columbus, Ga.) have a Deaflympics gold medal and today
they have their sights set on a world gold as well.

This morning at 9 at McCallie School (most likely on the indoor courts
with rain in the forecast) Hangstefer and Chapman will face the Chinese
Taipei team in the finals of the 2014 World Deaf Team Tennis
Championships.
McCallie is the site for all finals . championship and consolations played
simultaneously . as Germany and France battle for the men.s gold medal.

In their brief career together, the Hangstefer-Chapman duo have never lost
a set much less a match in five matches last summer in the Deaflympics and
a straight set win against Great Britain on Tuesday.

The Americans will need to be at their best in singles and possibly
doubles as Chinese Taipei is led by former national team member Ho
Chiu-Mei who earned a silver in singles in the 2013 Deaflympics.

Ho Chiu-Mei will face Hangstefer in a No.1 singles match at 9 and Chapman
takes on Lin Chia-Wen in the No.2 spot with the .if necessary. doubles
match to follow singles.

More Hangstefers: Daniel Hangstefer plays No.1 singles for the U.S. squad
who will face Great Britain in a fifth place match, while sister, Katie
Hangstefer, is the USA women.s coach.

Saturday.s Matches . McCallie School . 9 a.m.

(format – all No.1 singles matches will be played at the same time,
followed by No.2 singles and doubles if necessary)

Women.s Final: USA vs. Chinese Taipei

Third Place: Spain vs. Germany

Men.s Final: Germany vs. France

Third Place: Austria vs. Russia

Fifth Place: USA vs. Great Britain

Seventh Place: Japan vs. Chinese Taipei
Deaf World Team Tennis – USA Women Take Silver Medal
USA Men Finish 5th
Saturday, July 19, 2014 – by B.B. Branton

In a three-set doubles match to determine deaf world team tennis
supremacy, Chinese Taipei rallied to defeat USA, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, for a 2-1
team victory today for the gold medal in the Deaf World Team Tennis
Championship finals at the John Strang-Eric Voges Tennis Center at
McCallie.

Playing for the Maere Cup, the two countries had split singles prior to
the doubles match as Lin Chia-Wen defeated Laura Chapman (Columbus, Ga.)
at No.2 singles, while Signal Mountain’s Emily Hangstefer defeated Ho
Chin-Mei at No.1 singles.

“It’s disappointing not to win the team gold, but Laura and I plan to
participate in the Deaf World singles and doubles championships next
summer,” said Hangstefer who teamed with Chapman to defeat Chinese Taipei
for the Deaflympics doubles gold medal last summer..
Second Set: After losing the opening set, the victors broke the Americans
three times in the second set. Game six with Chinese Taipei serving was a
possible turning point in the set. The Americans trailed 4-1, bur had two
break points. The Chinese won five of the last six points in the game to
take a 5-1 lead and eventually won 6-3.
Third Set: The two teams exchanged service breaks to open the set and then
held serve the next four games for a 3-3 score.
In the crucial seventh game with the Chinese serving, the Americans had a
game point at 30-40, but did not capitalize and eventually lost the game
and their serve in game eight to trail 5-3.
In the last game, the Americans fought off two match points before the
victors won the final two points and the title.
Team Records: The USA team was 4-1 in the championship with wins against
Great Britain, Germany and Russia in pool play and Spain in the semis.
Chinese Taipei (5-0) defeated India, Japan and Spain in pool play,
followed by a semifinal triumph against Great Britain in the semis and the
U.S. squad in the finals.

Women’s Final – Maere Cup – Chinese Taipei 2, USA 1

Men’s Final – Dresse Cup

France defeated Germany, 2-1, for its first Deaf World Team Tennis title.

The winners arrived in Chattanooga Tues. July 8 to adapt to the humidity
and time change. According to team host Darrell McDonald, the French
players practiced six hours a day for five days leading up the opening
match this past Monday.

“The French players did what it took to win as they practiced six hours a
day before the tournament and were careful what they ate and it all paid
off,” said McDonald who made sure the players had transportation to and
from the hotel and the tennis matches.

Last Piece of the Puzzle: Mikael Laurent of France had never won a world
team gold medal until today …. he has European Championship singles and
doubles gold medals and Olympic (Deaflympics) singles and doubles gold
medals and now the team gold.

USA Men Take Fifth: led by Daniel Hangstefer of Signal Mtn, the USA squad
defeated Great Britain today in the fifth place match.

Final Standings:

Women’s Maere Cup

1. Chinese Taipei 2. USA 3. Spain 4. Great Britain 5. Germany 6. Russia 7.
Japan 8. India

Men’s Dresse Cup

1. France 2. Germany 3. Austria 4. Russia 5. USA 5. Great Britain 7.
Chinese Taipei 8. Japan 9. Argentina
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Deaf golf

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY — The Grand Traverse Resort played host to the 2014
World Deaf Golf Championships this year. Final rounds were held on
Friday.

The United States picked up an individual title when Patty Lopez won the
women’s tournament. Australian Jack Besley picked up the men’s tournament
title while Canada’s Kenneth Hoffman picked up the seniors championship
after defeating American Keith Worek in a playoff hole.

(editor’s note: Patty Lopez twice participated at the USA Women’s Open.
The late Gil Lentz was her caddy)

from Howard Gorrell:
Braving against rains, I celebrated my retirement from the USA Deaf
tennis program (34 years) by cutting cable ties that hung sponsor banners.

(Gorrell is retired from tennis, but not retired from sports; he has
other sports goals to accomplish)

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European deaf women’s futsal

(futsal means indoor soccer)

European women’s deaf futsal championship draws announced

Group A: Denmark, England, Turkey, Hungary
Group B: Russia, Belgium, Ireland
Group C: Poland, Norway, Switzerland
Group D: Germany, Sweden, Italy, Spain

The championship is scheduled to take place from
November 19 to November 29 in Sofia.

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Deaf baseball tournament

How many adult deaf baseball teams do we have in USA?

Just one – Gallaudet University

In Japan, six deaf adult baseball teams, from Osaka and Kyoto,
are competing in an annual deaf baseball tournament
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Men’s World Deaf Basketball Championship qualifier required

With registration for the World Deaf Basketball Championships
having closed on July 3, World Deaf Basketball announced today
on Facebook that a qualifying game would be required for the
men’s competition as seventeen teams expressed interest for
sixteen available spots.
The established process for determining who gets the final
spot is based on international ranking, which in this case
necessitates a playoff between Great Britain and Poland.
The qualification rules say it should be a two leg play off,
and should be organized by the European Deaf Sport Organization.

 

Men’s team that have registered for the competition and that
are not required to gain access through qualification include
Australia, Argentina, Greece, Israel, Japan, South Korea,
Lithuania, Mexico, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, the
United States and Venezuela. While there were sixteen available
slots, only eleven women’s teams registered and are now eligible
to compete. They include Greece, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Russia,
Sweden, Chinese Taipei, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States.

 

The 2015 Deaf Basketball World Championships are scheduled to
take place in Taoyuan, Taiwan from July 4 to 15.

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Adham Talaat
http://www.cctv-america.com/2014/07/03/deaf-athlete-dreams-of-the-nfl

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deaf soccer player Felicia Schroeder Waddock

Former collegiate and pro women’s soccer player Felicia
Schroeder Waddock, who is deaf, has been added to the
women’s soccer staff at University of Cincinnati as
Director of Operations. This title, however, is vague
and really does not specify her duties at Cincinnati.
Hopefully it is something meaningful.

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deaf tennis coach

John Lui, Australia

I run my own business, LuiTennis, and coach from Monday to Saturday
in the mornings and afternoons during the school term at a private c
ourt in Mosman. I’m the first profoundly deaf person to become a
qualified Tennis Australia Club Professional coach. My students
encompass all ages (5+) and levels from beginner to open tournament
level. The best part of coaching is seeing any student of mine improve!

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Deaf Ultimate Fighter

Adam Evans, from England, is deaf and has just signed a MMA contract,
lining him up for future matches. His age is 42!

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Maryland football

Football practice will begin on August 9th and we expect approximately 30
boys.

A new offensive coordinator is Andy Bonheyo. The head coach
remains the same – Joshua Doudt

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USA men’s U-21 basketball team

won the world U-21 men’s championship at Turkey

http://u21wdbc2014.com/

 

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DeafDigest Sports – July 17, 2014
Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

- miscellaneous articles
- deaf vs deaf football schedule (partly updated yesterday)
- an exciting Gallaudet update

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deaf tennis

World Deaf Tennis Day One – USA Women Win
USA Defeats Germany, 3-0

The United States women’s team posted a 3-0 win against Germany
in the first day of pool play in the 2014 World Deaf Tennis
Championships at the Champions Club.

Signal Mountain’s Emily Hangstefer won her No.1 singles match
as her German opponent had to withdraw during the match due to
heat exhaustion, while teammate Laura Chapman (Columbus, Ga.)
won 6-4, 6-1 at No.2 singles. USA’s Jennifer Woyahn and Marie
Benson won the doubles point via forfeit. Converse College
coach Katie Hangstefer is the USA women’s coach.

Great Britain defeated Russia in the other Pool A match.

In Pool B, Spain defeated India and China stopped Japan.

Pool play continues Tuesday and Wednesday with a day off Thursday
followed by semis on Friday (top two countries from each pool
advance) and championship finals are Saturday.

Tuesday: 8 a.m. – USA women vs. Great Britain and Germany vs. Russia

The USA men will play their first match Tuesday.
World Deaf Tennis – Day Two Results
USA men and women victorious

Led by Daniel Hangstefer’s singles and doubles wins, the
USA men defeated Great Britain, 2-1, today in the 2014
World Deaf Tennis Championships at The Champions Club.

The USA men are 1-0 in pool play and face Germany
Wednesday morning at 8.

The American women defeated Great Britain, 3-0, and are
now 2-0 in pool play. Emily Hangstefer and Laura Chapman
claimed singles wins and teamed for the doubles point as well.

The USA women takes on Russia (0-2) in their final match in
Pool A Wednesday morning at 8.
Also in Pool A, Germany (1-1) faces Great Britain (1-1) as the
top two squad’s from each women’s pool advance to the semifinals
Friday… finals are Saturday

In Pool B, Spain (2-0) vs. Chinese Taipei (2-0) and Japan plays India.

Tuesday Scores

Women

USA 3 Great Britain 0

Germany 2 Russia 1

Spain 3 Japan 0

Chinese Taipei 3 India 0

 

World Deaf Team Tennis – Day Three Results
USA Women in Friday’s Semis

With pool play completed, four men’s and four women’s
teams move to Friday’s championship semifinals in the World
Deaf Team Tennis Championships at The Champions Club
with the championship finals set for Saturday.

Women’s Semifinals (Friday 8 a.m.) – Led by Emily Hangstefer
(Signal Mtn.) and Laura Chapman (Columbus, Ga.), the
United States defeated Russia, 2-1, Wednesday to win Pool A
and faces Pool B runner-up Spain, while Pool B champion Chinese
Taipei takes on Pool B runner-up Germany. Katie Hangstefer
is the USA women’s coach.

Pool Play – Top two countries advance to semifinals (No.1s vs. No.2s)

Pool A – United States (3-0) and Germany (2-1)

Pool B – Chinese Taipei (3-0) and Spain (2-1)

Friday’s Semis: 8 a.m. – USA vs. Spain … Chinese Taipei vs. Germany …

(same format as pool play .. No.1 singles, No.2 singles, doubles)

Men’s Semifinals (Friday 8 a.m.): Austria, France and Germany are each
2-0 and pool play champs and advance to Friday’s semis along with
Russia as the wild card team.

Pool Play: champions advance with one wild card

Champions: Austria, France, Germany

Wild Card: Russia

Friday – Men’s Semifinals: 8 a.m. – Germany vs. Russia;
France vs. Austria

Consolation Matches: The United States men led by Daniel Hangstefer
(Signal Mtn.) are 1-1 and play a consolation semifinal Thursday morning
vs. Great Britain. The Americans beat Great Britain, 2-1, Tuesday,
and lost to Germany, 3-0, today.

Deaf Olympics Re-Match: When the German women take on Chinese Taipei
in a Friday morning semifinal, it will be a re-match of the
2013 Deaflympics gold medal singles match between 51-year-old
silver medalist Chiu-Mei Ho and 23-year-old gold medalist Heike Albrecht
(Germany) in the No.1 singles match.

National Team Member … Chiu-Mei Ho started playing tennis at 13
years of age … member of national team from 1975 to 2001 and played
No.1 for the first five years …

Hearing Loss: Chiu-Mei Ho has lost some of her hearing over the years
and led her country to the Deaf World Team Tennis Championship in 2007 …
She won a bronze medal in singles in the 2009 Deaf Worlds and won a
2013 Deaflympics silver medal in singles.

Kudos to Chattanooga: “The Champions Club is a great place to play
tennis and the people who are on the local organizing committee have
been very helpful to make sure any of our requests are taken care of as
soon as possible,” said Tobias Burz of Germany who is the director of
tennis for the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD).

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deaf soccer

the Africa Deaf Football Competition is taking place at
the Togolese capital of Lome on October 4-25, 2014.

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Alabama track

http://www.annistonstar.com/the_daily_home/dh_news/article_749b5900-0d58-11e4-a0f6-0019bb2963f4.html

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Alabama coaches

Football – Paul Kulick (head coach), Herminio Gonzalez, Wesley Moran, and Mickey
Wheatley

Volleyball – Becky Ripley (head coach) and Kathy Moore

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Ohio sports

Bill Estes remains as school’s AD.

Coaches for fall sports are:
VB: Teresa Gasaway, Head and Kallie Mendenhall, Ass’t.
SOCCER: Ashton Luff, Head and William Schmidt, Ass’t.

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Illinois football

long time football coach Charles Hicks has stepped down.

The school is looking for a new football coach who would
then usher in the school’s first time ever 8-man team.

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Michigan sports

currently interviewing candidates for football and
volleyball

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Wisconsin sports

Volleyball coaches
Heather Martens, Head Coach
De Drymalski, Assistant Coach
Football coaches
Michael Eldred, Head Coach
Tom Armato Assistant Coach
one more to TBA

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Gallaudet baseball

Silver Spring players make all-star team

Four players from the Silver Spring-Takoma Park Thunderbolts
were selected to compete in Wednesday’s Cal Ripken Collegiate
Baseball League All-Star game.

The Thunderbolts’ North All-Star members include catcher Robert
Lucido, Jr. (Amherst), shortstop Clayton Keranen (Liberty),
outfielder Jason Baytop, Jr. (St. Augustine’s) and pitcher
Brandon Holsworth (Gallaudet).

The T-Bolts are 11-19 as of Monday.

Holsworth will be pitching in the 6th inning of that all-star
game. The Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League has many,
many NCAA-I players, whereas Gallaudet plays on the NCAA-III
level.

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Gallaudet athletics

Atlhletics Director Michael Weinstock presented
Thursday morning in the Field House about Bison Athletics: Then and
Now as part of the 150th Reunion Week taking place on Kendall
Green.

Weinstock showed the gathered audience, many of them alumni,
pictures of what the old athletic facilities looked like and how
these facilities have changed and improved over time. The
presentation started with a quick video showing GU athletics over
the years. Weinstock discussed the change to the current GU Bison
athletic logo that took place six years ago. Weinstock showed how
the recent success by many of Gallaudet’s athletic teams has
led to national media exposure for the athletic department and the
University. The improvement in the athletic facilities, the
increase of staffing and national media exposure has made an
immediate impact in recruiting future Bison student-athletes.

The presentation concluded with a lively question and answer
session. During this time, Weinstock officially introduced the
University’s new mascot, Gally. The old Bison mascot costume
was dated and very worn, so a new design with a more modern design
with a fierce and strong look was created. Gally was a big hit with
those in attendance as many waited to get their photos with Gally
after the session concluded.

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2014 football schedule – deaf vs deaf

this list is not complete; still waiting for some
schools to turn in their schedules

Aug 23 Tennessee at Georgia
Aug 23 Mississippi at Arkansas
Sep 4 Louisiana at Mississippi
Sep 6 Tennesee at Illinois
Sep 6 Minnesota at Kansas
Sep 6 Missouri at Oklahoma
Sep 6 Tennessee at Illinois
Sep 11 Carolinas at South Carolina
Sep 13 Indiana at Alabama
Sep 13 Louisana at Georgia
Sep 13 Wisconsin at Minnesota
Sep 13 Missouri at Arkansas
Sep 20 Carolinas at Georgia
Sep 20 Kansas at Missouri
Sep 20 Alabama at Mississippi
Sep 20 Oklahoma at Louisiana
Sep 20 Model at Florida
Sep 20 Arizona at New Mexico
Sep 25 Mississippi at Louisiana
Sep 25 Kansas at Oklahoma
Sep 25 Washington at Oregon
Sep 25 South Carolina at Carolinas at Morganton
Sep 25 Missouri at Wisconsin
Sep 27 New Mexico at Colorado
Sep 27 Fremont at Model
Sep 27 Minnesota at Iowa
Oct 2 Wisconsin at Iowa
Oct 3 Florida at Maryland
Oct 4 Indiana at Illinois
Oct 4 Alabama at Tennessee
Oct 4 Arkansas at Kansas
Oct 4 Oklahoma at Mississippi
Oct 4 Georgia at Carolinas at Wilson
Oct 4 Minnesota at Missouri
Oct 9 Kansas at Wisconsin
Oct 9 Oregon at Washington
Oct 11 Tennessee at Mississippi
Oct 11 Louisiana at Alabama
Oct 11 Illinois at Minnesota
Oct 11 Oklahoma at Iowa
Oct 16 Iowa at Missouri
Oct 18 Michigan at Illinois
Oct 18 Florida at Alabama
Oct 18 Louisiana at Carolinas at Wilson
Oct 18 Georgia at South Carolina
Oct 18 Indiana at Maryland
Oxt 18 Arkansas at Wisconsin
Oct 23 Iowa at Illinois
Oct 25 Alabama at Carolinas at Morganton
Oct 25 Georgia at Louisiana
Oct 25 Fremont at Riverside
Oct 25 Oklahoma at Arkansas
Oct 30 Arkansas at Louisiana
Oct 31 Model at Maryland
Nov 1 Illinois at Mississippi

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Team USA, Ashmore head to U21 World Deaf hoops final

FAIRBANKS . Team USA, featuring West Valley grad Lawjen Ashmore, advanced
to the championship game of the U21 World Deaf Basketball Championships in
Samsun, Turkey. Team USA downed Lithuania 59-34 on Friday and will face
Turkey in the women.s championship game today.
Turkey beat Russia 59-38 in the other semifinal. The Americans beat Turkey
63-23 during pool play on Monday.

Ashmore has started at guard in four of the five games for Team USA, who
finished 4-0 in pool play. Ashmore, who currently plays for Gallaudet
University in Washington, D.C., was the first guard off the bench in the
other game.

Team USA beats Turkey in World Deaf Basketball Championships
FAIRBANKS . Lawjen Ashmore and Team USA downed Turkey 62-48 Saturday
to win the U21 World Deaf Basketball Championships in Samsun, Turkey.

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Obituary

James P. “Jimmy” Logan, 51, of Woodford died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at his home.

He graduated from Model Secondary School for the Deaf at Gallaudet University
and had been a longtime employee of Kings Dominion. Jimmy was a NASCAR fan and
enjoyed BMX racing.

editor’s note: he was one of the key players with the last seeded San Diego deaf
basketball team that upset top seeded Buffalo at the 1980 national deaf basketball
tournament. To this day it stands as the biggest upset in deaf basketball
history

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deaf tennis

Hangstefers to help U.S. at Champions Club

Three members of the Hangstefer family from Signal Mountain will help lead
the United States deaf tennis contingent in the 2014 Dresse and Maere Cups
competition starting Monday at Chattanooga’s Champions Club. It runs
through Saturday. Emily Hangstefer, who played for the University of
Tennessee at Chattanooga, is part of the world’s No. 1-ranked deaf women’s
doubles tandem with Laura Chapman of Columbus, Ga. They won the gold medal
at the 2013 Deaflympic Games last year in Sofia, Bulgaria. Daniel
Hangstefer, who played No. 1 for Lipscomb University and is the head men’s
and women’s coach for Metro State University, was a silver medalist in
mixed doubles in the Sofia Deaflympics. He’s in the Dresse Cup men’s
tournament. Sister Katie Hangstefer Mancebo is the Maere Cup team captain
for the USA. The former Wofford College and Covenant coach is now the
Converse College head coach. Thirteen countries will be represented in the
event for athletes with hearing losses of at least 55 decibels in their
better ear. The countries winning their pools will advance to semifinals.

From July 14-19, Chattanooga will host the #1 world-ranked doubles combo
of Emily Hangstefer and Laura Chapman who will lead the USA Deaf Tennis
delegation into the 2014 Dresse and Maere Cups (DMC).

Competing in a Davis Cup-Fed/Wightman Cup format of country vs. country at
the Champions Club, each match will consist of two singles and one
doubles.There are an expected 91 of the best deaf and hard of hearing
athletes from 13 countries. The draw for pool play will be announced
Sunday night.

Opening ceremonies are set for 9 a.m. Monday with the first matches to be
played at noon.

12 Men’s Countries: There will be four pools of three men’s teams each
with the semifinals Friday and the finals Saturday.

8 Women’s Countries: There will be two pools of four with the top two
teams advancing to the semis Friday and finals Saturday.

Local Players: Signal Mountain natives Emily Hangstefer and her brother
John Hangstefer are on the USA team.

Emily and Chapman (Columbus, Ga,) won the 2013 Deaf Olympics women’s
doubles gold medal. John is the head tennis coach at Metro State (Colo.)

Katie Hangstefer is the USA women’s coach while former U. of Toledo player
Brad Mimms is the American men’s coach.
USA Men’s Team

Name: Howard Gorrell

Hometown: Yakima, Wash

USA Deaf Tennis Function: Organizing Committee Tennis Leader

Athletic Background: 1969 & 1973 USA Deaflympian (Track & Field), USA Deaf
Tennis director since 1978

Name: Chuck Bridges

Hometown: Georgetown, Texas

USA Deaf Tennis Function: Reserve player & Organizing Committee member

Athletic Background: College basketball player at University of Redlands;
Redlands MBA; USPTR Certified Instructor since 1998 (inactive); former
high school coach. Thirty years competitive tennis experience.

Name: Brad Minns

Hometown: Orlando, Fla

USA Deaf Tennis Function: Team Captain (Dresse Cup) & Player

Athletic Background: Played #1 at University of Toledo from 83-87. Gold
medalist at World Games for the Deaf in 1985 & 1997, Member of 1995 Dresse
Cup (Davis Cup equivalent) Championship team. 25 year member PTR. 1995 PTR
Player of the year. Current Resident Tennis Professional & Personal
Trainer (Orlando, FL), accomplished author & motivational speaker

Name: Katie Mancebo

Hometown: Spartanburg, S.C.

USA Deaf Tennis Function: Team Captain (Maere Cup)

Athletic Background: Played tennis at UTC, coached at Covenant College &
Wofford College, currently head tennis coach at Converse College, USPTR
member

Name: Daniel Hangstefer

Hometown: Signal Mountain, Tenn.

USA Deaf Tennis Function: Player

Athletic Background: Played #1 for Lipscomb University, Head Coach . Metro
State University (men & women); Silver Medalist at 2013 Deaflympic Games .
Mixed Doubles (with Emily Hangstefer)

Name: Javier Molinar

Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas

USA Deaf Tennis Function: Player

Athletic Background: Former Sul Ross University tennis player, won
conference Doubles Championship. 2013 USA Deaflympics (tennis)

Name: Emily Hangstefer

Hometown: Signal Mountain, Tenn.

USA Deaf Tennis Function: Player

Athletic Background: Current #1 world ranking in Women.s Doubles; Gold
Medalist at 2013 Sofia Deaflympics; played #1 for UTC …. was nationally
ranked in USTA Juniors

Name: Laura Chapman

Hometown: Columbus, Ga.

USA Deaf Tennis Function: Player

Athletic Background: Current #1 world ranking in Women.s Doubles … Gold
Medalist at 2013 Sofia Deaflympics; completed career at Columbus State
University where team advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2014 NCAA D-II
national tournament

Name: Marie Benson

Hometown: Lexington, Ky.

USA Deaf Tennis Function: Player

Athletic Background: Former USA Tennis Deaflympics in 2001; elected to RIT
Sports Hall of Fame in 2008; Captain of USTA teams in 2011 and 2012; #1
USTA ranked (KY) in Women’s 4.0 Doubles – 2012

Name: Jennifer Woyahn

Hometown: Palatine, Ill.

USA Deaf Tennis Function: Player

Athletic Background: All-Conference player at University of Wisconsin
.Whitewater, 2009 & 2013 USA Deaflympics (Tennis)

Additional members of the USA delegation include Melissa Locklear, Lee
Cook and Jeffrey Nardozza. David Reynolds is a member of the Dresse and
Maere Cups Organizing Committee.

Dresse Cup: In 1960 the Dresse Cup was started by Antoine Dresse of
Belgium in Como, Italy. The Dresse Cup is for all male deaf tennis players
from different nations.

Maere Cup: team competiton for the ladies began in 1968 in honor of
Germaine Hamy Maere of Belgium. The event is called the Maere Cup and is
for female deaf tennis players from different nations. The Dresse and
Maere Cups were held every two years after they were started, until 1987
when the two Cups were held every four years.

Unlike Olympians, Paralympians and deaf tennis players from other
countries, USA Tennis athletes are without financial aid from sporting
organizations or sponsors. Lack of formal financial aid for these USA Deaf
Tennis athletes represents significant challenges in performing their own
fundraising to help defray costs for uniforms, traveling expenses,
training camp, meals and lodging while training for the upcoming Games.

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softball story
http://rapidcityjournal.com/sports/local/softball-troy-shamblen-doesn-t-let-being-deaf-slow-him/article_13fcccb0-8f87-51fa-b4d7-14d16f184d7d.html

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Derrick Coleman – from a Seahawks web posting

Derrick Coleman One of the more popular fullbacks in the league,
Coleman is well known due to the fact that he is deaf. This causes
the fact that he is a good player to sometimes be overlooked, and he
is an inspiration to all.

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Dear the STARS Basketball Campers and Community:

Historic! This word sums up this past week for several reasons: it being
the first-ever all boys camp for us, it being our first time hosting the
camp on the east coast, meeting Don Padden, the last living member of Five
Iron Men, and making forever memories! Together with your support we made
this possible for 85 campers! Please accept this letter as gratitude and
much appreciation for all the different ways in which you all have
contributed.

First of all, we must thank Maryland School for the Deaf for allowing us to
use their facilities and equipment. Thank you, James Tucker, Lori Bonheyo,
Andy Bonheyo, Rex Moers, Mathis Heidger, Roberta Monroe, and Touria Boren
for coordinating and planning the camp with us. Not only that, but we also
want to thank Robin Burrhus and Mike Halloran along with the Night
Attendants who helped ensure safety and coverage at the dorms.

We thank Darma Torres, Michele Muszynski, and all the volunteers who served
the meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It was a tough job to cook for
such a large number of campers and staff, but we succeeded to make sure all
were well fed. We also thank the Martinez and Dietz families for assisting
us by providing meals for dinner. Roberta Monroe and Jacelia Washington
helped us to deliver pizzas to serve the campers at Greenbrier Lake. Local
businesses helped us by donating food to provide our campers and staff with
some meals! We thank you all: Macaroni Grill, Olive Garden, J &P Pizza, and
Little Caesars.

Thanks also go to Don Burnes and Francis Whalen in California for
continuing to perform the printing of t-shirts and All-Star jerseys for our
campers and staff. Also, we thank Joe Designs for their work with the
t-shirts for our staff. It wouldn’t have been possible without your
assistance!

This week, we had Tim Schwarzenberger coming in to present a PowerPoint
presentation on Basketball Stars, which consisted of the history of
well-known basketball players and their accomplishments. It inspired the
campers to know that all things are possible. Don Padden, one of the Iron
Five players from Gallaudet University, came in and talked about his
history with the Iron Five. Michael Torres and Brandon McMillan both shared
their college, Olympics, and professional experiences. We were fortunate to
have these two as our coaches as well as other several coaches who had
similar experiences.

Most importantly, we are forever grateful to the coaching staff and staff
members who worked diligently throughout the week, making sure everyone was
enjoying the camp! Not only that, but they also taught campers
basketball-related topics as well as to excel at a better level. We must
thank Jenni Kysella that assisted tremendously to make sure everything was
in order at camp. Thank you for making things go smoothly. Let’s give everyone
a huge waving hands up in the air for all of the coaching staff, as well as
the staff members!! We couldn’t have done it without you: Scott Pfaff,
Steve Valencia-Biskupiak, Joshua Valencia, Jake Grindstaff, Mike Halloran,
Sammy Taylor, Jesus Delgado, Mike Krieger, Daniel Fava, Danny Gabel, Mike Kent,
Dean Muszynski, Michael “Doc” Torres, and Brandon McMillan. We also thank
all the referees that helped to officiate the games: Ursa Renowliski,
Carey Ballard, Tony Ortiz, David Wilcox, Touria Boren, Rami Taurig, Micah
Taurig, Brian Grossinger, and Andrea Amati. We must not forget our day
counselors: Tommy Pattier, Julian Magana , Brian Bauer, and Mark Fisher.

We want to thank our photographer, Virginia Morford, who came in for a few
days to take snapshots here and there. We hope that you are following our
social media pages! Upon our arrival back home in California, we will
upload Facebook pictures!

We are sad that the camp has ended, but we are also very thrilled to know
that the campers have succeeded in their own ways and left the camp with
memories forever etched in their minds! We look forward for them to thrive
much further! And we expect to see them again in 2015!

We enjoyed our stay in Frederick, Maryland! Many thanks to you all for your
participation, AND making this possible for these 85 campers!

See you NEXT YEAR, STARS!

Truly yours,
Jeremias Valencia, Camp Director

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2014 football schedule – deaf vs deaf

Aug 23 Tennessee at Georgia
Aug 23 Mississippi at Arkansas
Sep 4 Louisiana at Mississippi
Sep 6 Minnesota at Kansas
Sep 11 Carolinas at South Carolina
Sep 13 Indiana at Alabama
Sep 13 Louisana at Georgia
Sep 13 Iowa at Minnesota
Sep 20 Carolinas at Georgia
Sep 20 Kansas at Missouri
Sep 20 Alabama at Mississippi
Sep 20 Oklahoma at Louisiana
Sep 20 Model at Florida
Sep 25 Mississippi at Louisiana
Sep 25 Kansas at Oklahoma
Sep 25 Washington at Oregon
Sep 25 South Carolina at Carolinas at Morganton
Sep 27 New Mexico at Colorado
Oct 3 Florida at Maryland
Oct 4 Alabama at Tennessee
Oct 4 Arkansas at Kansas
Oct 4 Oklahoma at Mississippi
Oct 4 Georgia at Carolinas at Wilson
Oct 9 Kansas at Wisconsin
Oct 9 Oregon at Washington
Oct 11 Tennessee at Mississippi
Oct 11 Louisiana at Alabama
Oct 18 Florida at Alabama
Oct 18 Louisiana at Carolinas at Wilson
Oct 18 Georgia at South Carolina
Oct 18 Indiana at Maryland
Oct 25 Alabama at Carolinas at Morganton
Oct 25 Georgia at Louisiana
Oct 30 Arkansas at Louisiana
Oct 31 Model at Maryland
Nov 1 Illinois at Mississippi

schedule is incomplete; 14 schools have not yet turned in their
schedules; this list will be updated when schedules come in

 

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there are enough deaf sports news

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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

- many short articles

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@deafdigest.com

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U21 World Deaf Basketball Championships (women’s)

Team USA beat Mexico 83-24
Team USA beat Turkey 63-23
Team USA beat Russia 73-39
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Winning the triathlon

Evan Eck of Helena, Montana, came in first Sprint Triathalon
at in 1:03 hours. It was his first championship after competing
at this event for a good number of years. This event took place
in his hometown

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*The World Deaf Golf Championships will be held at the Grand Traverse
Resort (Michigan) on the week of July 14 – 18, 2014. There are 111
entries coming from the world – 14 countries. *

*The USA Teams are: *

*MEN*
PEDROZA, LOUIS
ALDAZ, DANO
ROBERTS, BILL
TOKIOKA, PONO
BRUMM, ERIC
MABASHOV, MICHAEL
GRANBERRY, DOREN
TAYLOR, DARYN
*WOMEN*
LOPEZ, PATTY
STOCKTON, MELISSA
ZUPNIK, SUSAN
PLOYSA, PATTY SUE
PONIKIEWSKI, LAURI
*SENIOR*
DAPP, TIM
WOREK, KEITH
ISOBE, GERALD
RUSH, JOHN
FINNERAN, MICHAEL

To follow the leader board, go to www.wdgc2014.com and click tournament
scoreboard.

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Arkansas sports

This is to let you know that we will have our new athlete director Christopher
Nipper here at Arkansas School For the Deaf starting in August.

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Baseball in Japan

Deaf pitcher Hironaka Soma is the ace pitcher with the Masuda East High School
team that is competing at the national Japanese high school baseball
tournament, considered to be one of the top national athletic events.

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Gallaudet football

from a web site

Clark Atlanta (D-II – GA): Clark Atlanta has hired
Gallaudet University offensive line coach Clayton Hall
to the same position.

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Gallaudet pitcher Brandon Holsworth
http://www.gazette.net/article/20140709/SPORTS/140709406/1009&template=gazette

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a deaf NHL prospect
http://www.theprovince.com/sports/Botchford+huge+surprise+this+giant+Canucks+prospect+here/10015829/story.html

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a film of a 1948 Gallaudet football game

to watch the film, go to:
http://deafdigest.com/1948-gallaudet-deaf-football-game/

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hard of hearing player at World Lacrosse championships
http://www.laxmagazine.com/teamusa/men/2013-14/news/071014_rabil_pannell_show_they_can_shine_together

 

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DeafDigest Sports – July 6, 2014

sponsored by DeafDigest; distributed every Sunday

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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

– many short articles

Facebook:
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Twitter:
@deafdigest.com

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NHL draft

Vancouver Canucks drafted Mackenzie Stewart in the seventh
round. He is deaf.

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women’s basketball

Crystal Marion denied chance to participate at U-21 tournament

http://www.wgrz.com/story/news/local/buffalo/2014/06/30/wny-hoops-star/11827197/

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World Deaf Basketball Championships (women’s)

(newspaper story)

Team USA downed Lithuania 60-31 in the opening round of the
2014 U21 World Deaf Basketball Championships in Samsun, Turkey

Team USA plays in Group A with Lithuania, Turkey, Mexico and Russia.

The Americans take on Argentina next

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Deaf swimming

the 2015 World Deaf Swimming championships will take place
at San Antonio, Texas

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deaf tennis

http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/latestlocalnews/2269066-14/pair-of-yakima-residents-to-answer-call-at

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Matt Hamill

For the second time within three years, deaf Ultimate
Fighter Matt Hamill has retired. Why? His fighting
injuries would not go away. We will remember Matt
for two accomplishments. He was the rare college
wrestler that won three national championships in
three different weight classes. And also for defeating
Jon Jones, the best Ultimate Fighter ever. Yes, it
was a win by disqualification but it is Jones’
only defeat.

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Australian Rules Football

Halamehi Tuilomani, a deaf woman, is a member of
Fiji national women’s Australian Rules Football
team

http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=273238

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Australian men’s fast pitch softball

Maclaine Lowe, who is deaf, is a member of  Australia men’s U-18 national fast
pitch team

http://www.camdenadvertiser.com.au/story/2387704/lowe-makes-aussie-softball-team/?cs=1562

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No support for Deaflympics participants in United Kingdom

UK Sport, the governing body of British Olympics and Winter
Olympics teams, just tripled their funding for their athletes.
UK Sport also provided more money for its Paralympic athletes.
For the deaf – zero funds! Sounds pretty much familiar in USA.
How much money was involved? £31 million or 53 million in USA
dollars!

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a new deaf phrase for baseball and a challenge

A new deaf phrase for baseball is Silent Inning.
The Lincoln Saltdogs (Nebraska) pro baseball team
had a Silent Inning during the fifth inning of last
night’s game. During that inning, everything is
silent, meaning no public announcements. This is to
create awareness of the deaf. It was the idea of
Charlie Myers, the team’s president who is fluent
in ASL. Now – a challenge for him – to offer
contracts to deaf baseball players to play for the
Saltdogs

the team’s owner has been asked to seek out deaf
baseball players. He has not responded.

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Indianapolis, IN- The 15th edition of the USA Deaf Elite Volleyball Camp
(DEVC) is in the books after a dynamic and intense 4-day session held at
the Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) from June 15-19. An exceptional unit
of camp staff was on hand to guide and train campers through drills, game
situations, video analysis and live games against local city teams. The
camp also welcomed guest coach and speaker, Butler University standout
Kelly Kyle, fresh off competing in the 2013 Summer Deaflympics in Sofia,
Bulgaria.

The camp roster was headlined by 16 of the top deaf volleyball players
from 6 different states (Alabama, California, Florida, Indiana, Maryland
and New Mexico). 7 deaf schools were represented. In attendance were 6
seniors, 4 juniors and 6 emerging sophomores. Awards were presented at the
end of camp (See award list).

Formerly called the B&B High Potential Deaf Volleyball Camp, the
transition into the current USA Deaf Elite Volleyball Camp was crucial in
order to establish a direct pipeline to the national deaf team. It also
included an expansion of camp programs. In 2013, instead of the
traditional camp setting, 8 of the top deaf high school players in the
nation were invited to play for the national U-18 squad. In 2015, the U-18
squad will return to Phoenix to compete in the Phoenix Volleyball
Festival. (www.volleyball-festival.com).

Special thanks go to the Indiana School for the Deaf for hosting the camp.
For more information about the Deaf Elite Volleyball Camp programs, please
contact Stacy Nowak at thenowak@gmail.com.

2014 Deaf Elite Volleyball Camp Awards

Most Accurate Server .              JamiLee Hoglind
Best Pepper Players .         Raelyn Fuechtmann & JamiLee Hoglind
Drill Master .                Alana Smith
2 on 2 Champions .            Adele Daniels & Amberley Luna
4 on 4 Champions .      Brianna Dike, Raelyn Fuechtmann, Amberley Luna,
Megan Lockner
Most Improved Camper.         Kaitlyn Weeks
.Attitude is Everything. .          Brianna Dike & Alana Smith
Most Outstanding Camper-      Adele Daniels
Most Promising Camper.        Shua Clay
.Believe and Achieve. Award. Adele Daniels

Elite Deaf Volleyball All-Star Squad

Brianna Dike            (Fremont)         Setter
Megan Lockner     (Florida)         Opposite Hitter
Raelyn Fuechtmann       (Indiana)         Outside Hitter
JamiLee Hoglind   (Indiana)         Outside Hitter
Karita Lewis            (Maryland)        Outside Hitter
Alana Smith       (Riverside)       Outside Hitter
Adele Daniels           (Fremont)         Middle Hitter
Shua Clay         (Florida)         Middle Hitter
Isabella Paulone  (Indiana)         Libero

 

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DeafDigest Sports – June 29, 2014

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— deaf school updates

— misc updates

Facebook:
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Colorado sports

Tim Elstad is the acting athletic director

Richard Williams and tony passerilli are the HS football coaches

Pammie Wilding and Janet Steele are the HS volleyball coaches.

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Maryland

newspaper honoring top athletes of area’s high schools

Maryland School for the Deaf
Tobi Lisoyi (football, basketball, track and field), Tessa Lewis (volleyball, basketball)

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Klotz breaks a swimming record

Dealympics Champion Matthew Klotz continues to punch through Deaf Swimming
World Records, swimming a 58.31 in prelims today at the 2014 Santa Clara
Grand Prix. That just snuck under his 58.35 done in February of this year,
and is the 3rd time in 12 months that he.s broken this World Record.
.I.m in the middle of summer training so I.m not tapering until Junior
Nats,. the Sierra Marlins swimmer said. .I wasn.t expecting a best time
but I felt relaxed and in control. I am really excited to make it back for
the B-Final..

That time will put him through to the B-Final in 16th overall after
prelims, coming after winning the C Final on Saturday night in the 200 in
2:06.23 (not a best time or a new record).

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a golf story

http://www.golfinternationalmag.com/amateur-golf/5466-deaf-golf-in-the-brabazon-spotlight

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Deaf Sports Academy

This week has been a remarkable one! The camp came out successful
because of you and your help. Please read this letter of gratitude
knowing that you all have contributed in many different ways.
Together, we made this possible for our 75 campers!

Thank you, California School for the Deaf, Riverside, who continued
to open their campus for our campers/staff and allowed us to use
their facilities and equipment. Thank you, Superintendent Mal
Grossinger, Director of Residence Farley Warshaw, Athletic Director
Anthony Barksdale, and the CSDR security guards who were all very
supportive.

Ian Goldstein, our main Chef and his hard working committee continued
to provide delicious meals for breakfast and lunch. It is amazing to
see the amount of work they put in to be sure we are all well fed. 
Thank you all for providing nutritious meals and beautifying the
layout of the food every day.

A big shout out thanks also goes to Don Burnes and Francis Whalen for
also continuing to provide the printing of t-shirts for our campers
and staff. They looked awesome, especially the All-Stars t-shirts. It
wouldnÿÿt have been possible without your assistance!

We wrapped up the week with two special guest speakers, City of
Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey and Justin Griffith, an international
basketball player with Soles, a Mexico team. The mayorÿÿs speech was
very inspiring and he applied a lot of wisdom based on his
experiences from the military.  Justin was also very inspiring; he
was able to tell the campers how we can believe in ourselves. He
plays with Michael Lizaragga, a teammate that is Deaf, and felt
connected with him forever.  With this inspiration, he wanted to pass
on the torch to the campersÿÿ future! Thank you also to our
interpreter, Sabrina Torres for continuing to provide the best
translations for our campers at all events.

Local business within the City of Riverside and Moreno Valley helped
us tremendously by donating food and goods to provide our campers
with delicious dinners and desserts! We thank you all: Joe’s Designs,
Riverside Recreation and Parks, Anchoÿÿs, El Torito, Juan Pollo,
Golden Spoon, Pollyÿÿs Pies, Marie Callenders, Olive Garden,
Antoneÿÿs, Chicago Romanos, Chick-a-Fila, Ralphÿÿs and Jessica
Valencia-Biskupiakÿÿs cupcakes!

We gave three very special people recognition at the awards ceremony
that happened on the last day of camp: Assistant Director Jenni
Kysella, Chef Ian Goldstein, and All-Around Supporter Holly
Bernstein. We want to thank them a million times over for their
dedication and loyalty to the camp and the Deaf Sports Academy
organization overall.

Most importantly, we are forever grateful to the coaching staff and
staff members who worked diligently throughout the week, making sure
everyone was enjoying themselves!  Not only that, but they also
taught campers basketball-related topics as well as to excel at a
better level. Letÿÿs give everyone a huge waving hands up in the air
for all of the coaching staff, as well as the staff members!! We
couldnÿÿt have done it without you:  Scott Pfaff, Steve
Valencia-Biskupiak, Jonathan Valencia, Joshua Valencia, David
Biskupiak, Alvin Chege, Daryl Wetzel,  Beto Martinez, Bobby “Bod”
Neil, Daniel Ruccione, Raymond Nelson, Michael Lizaragga, Amy
Siebert, Priscilla Biskupiak, Al Reins, Jillian Apfel, Terrence
Smith, Iosif Shayman, Dale Krohn, Laura Cleary, Priscilla Duarte,
Holly Bernstein, Scarlett Valencia, Michael Garza, Katie Gibbins and
Jenni Kysella.

We are sad that the camp has ended, but we are also very thrilled to
know that the campers have succeeded in their own ways and left the
camp with memories forever etched in their memory! We look forward
for them to thrive much further! And we expect to see them again in
2015!

Best regards to you all and thank you all again for your
participation! AND making this possible for these 75 campers! Hope
you all have checked out our social media platforms- if you have not
yet, be sure to check them out!

Lastly, we will have another basketball camp in Frederick, MD, on
July 5-10. This will be our first-ever all BOYS camp. Continue to
follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates! We look forward to
experiencing camp on the East Coast!  

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Deaf chess

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/sports/2014/06/26/pestano-chess-disabled-players-350408

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Deaf Surfing championships

http://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/10561-champions-crowned-at-the-2014-us-deaf-open-of-surfing

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Deaf tennnis

http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/latestlocalnews/2269066-8/pair-of-yakima-residents-to-answer-call-at
 

 

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FDeafDigest Sports – June 22, 2014

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— Gallaudet updates

— deaf school updates

— misc updates

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Gallaudet baseball
Hicks named ECAC Division III Upstate Player of the Year, two Bison earn All-Star first team honors

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Gallaudet women’s soccer
Gallaudet women’s soccer head coach Sarah Gumina resigns, search begins to fill vacancy

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Florida football

Coach of the Year
http://staugustine.com/sports/local-sports/2014-06-16/fsdbs-lefors-earns-coach-year-award#.U6AbzZRdXE0

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Pennsylvania athletics

PANTHER ATHLETICS AWARDS 2014-2015

 Volleyball: Coaches- Melissa Angelucci and Suzy Long

 Team Award: Selena Ramos

 Coaches Award: Tyhira Jones

 Most Improved Athlete: Briona Hayes

 Blue anc Gold Sportsmanship Award: Kimberly Nguyen

 Soccer: Coaches- Matt Bujak and Edward Arrivello III

 Team Award: Jacob Cross

 Coaches Award: Zakee Bess

 Most Improved Athlete: Joshua Tantoro

 Blue and Gold Sportsmanship Award: Augustin Babu

Cheerleading: Coaches- Sharee Smith and Alyica Brown

 Team Award: Briona Hayes

 Coaches Award: Kimberly Nguyen

 Most Improved Athlete: Kimberly Nguyen

 Blue and Gold Sportsmanship Award: Kimberly Nguyen

Boys Basketball: Coaches- Matt Bujak and Edward Arrivello III

 Team Award: Zashun Long

 Coaches Award: Zakee Bess

 Most Improved Athlete: Kevin Brown

 Blue and Gold Sportsmanship Award: Augustin Babu

Girls Basketball: Coaches- Jospeh Barrett and Kerry Patterson

 Team Award: Selena Ramos

 Coaches Award: Danielle Grant

 Most Improved Athlete: Amanda Oritz

 Blue and Gold Sportsmanship Award: Kimberly Nguyen

Track and Field: Coaches- Melissa Angelucci & Joseph Barrett &
Jessica Malone

 BOYS:

 Team Award: Zakee Bess

 Coaches Award: Jaquan Hollis

 Most Improved Athlete: Zashun Long

 Blue and Gold Sportsmanship Award: Kevin Nguyen

GIRLS:

 Team Award: Selena Ramos

 Coaches Award: Kimberly Nguyen

 Most Improved Athlete: Amanda Oritiz

 Blue and Gold Sportsmanship Award: Danielle Grant

Panther Award aka ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

 Zakee Bess and Kimberly Nguyen

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Texas softball

 TAPPS 3A-4

First team: Katherine Fort, sr., Central Texas Christian; Erin Lambert,
sr., P, Texas School for the Deaf; Carrington Kirstein, soph., P, SA
Keystone; Whitney Hernandez, jr., IF, Texas School for the Deaf; Jamie
Sovern, jr., Central Texas Christian; Vivian Whitney, fr., C, SA Keystone;
Hillarie Carpenter, fr., OF, Brentwood Christian; Sofia Torres, soph., IF,
Brentwood Christian; Emily Cervantes, jr., C, St. Gerard; Faith
Weatherford, sr., IF, Texas School for the Deaf; Daria Galbraith, soph.,
IF, SA Keystone; Emma Dunn, jr., Central Texas Christian; Amelia Hamilton,
sr., IF, Texas School for the Deaf; Madison Carolin, soph., IF, SA
Keystone; Nicole Dobos, fr., C, Brentwood Christian.

Second team: Alexandria Ruiz, sr., OF, Aubrey Paschall, jr., Central Texas
Christian; Ashlynn Estrada, fr., St. Gerard; Cynthia Smith, sr., P,
Brentwood Christian; Emily Ye, soph., OF, SA Keystone; Elise Keopp, fr.,
IF, SA Keystone; Dannen Shatto, soph., Central Texas Christian; Gabriella
Mercado, sr., IF, San Juan Diego; Gabriela Castillo, soph., P, San Juan
Diego; Caroline Arroya, fr., St. Gerard; Amanda Wolf, sr., C, Texas School
for the Deaf; Madison French, soph., OF, Brentwood Christian; Mia
Upchurch, fr., IF, Texas School for the Deaf; Rebecca Giuntoli, fr., IF,
Texas School for the Deaf; Tarah Troutman, soph., Central Texas Christian.

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Seattle Seahawks fan favorite

The Bleacher Report ran a story on each of 32 NFL teams’ fan
favorites. The Seattle Seahawks’ fan favorite is Derrick Coleman,
and this is scary. He is a special teams player, that plays
full back from time to time. Special teams players often get
hurt or get cut. There is no such a thing as sentimentality
in NFL.

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college lacrosse

Nicole Burkhauser is an incoming freshman with the women’s
lacrosse team at Colorado State University at Pueblo

 

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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— a deaf school seeks future football games

— Gallaudet football coach with Baltimore Ravens

— Gallaudet updates; two pro baseball players

— where is Gallaudet’s Dirty Thirty coach?

— deaf school updates

— misc updates

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Gallaudet baseball

Casey Hicks – ECAC-III Upstate Baseball Player of the Year
http://www.ecacsports.com//sports/spring/bsb/AllStars/2014/upstate%20announcement

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2 Gallaudet baseball players currently in pro baseball

William Chapman – White Sands Pupfish, Pecos League
Tommy Barksdale – Raton Oros, Pecos League

Chapman and Barksdale were Gallaudet teammates during
the 2011 and 2012 seasons

These two are Curtis Pride’s first two Gallaudet players in
pro baseball.

the leaague is tough – players from all collegiate levels,
past minor league levels and even of major league systems

What about Casey Hicks and William Bissell, both seniors?
They were not drafted; possibly they will look into opportunities
in independent professional baseball leagues. Major league
scouts watch these independent league games to scout these
unaffiliated players.

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Gallaudet football

what has become of Gallaudet’s Dirty Thirty coach?

Bob Colbert, the coach of Gallaudet’s 1971 Dirty Thirty
team, was fired from his head coaching job at St Vincent College.

Where is he now?

It was announced that he is going back to Bridgewater College, one of his
past coaching stops, as the tight ends coach.

At St Vincent, his team lost to Gallaudet 32-13 in 2007 in the first
football game after restarting this sport. In 2008, however, Bob
got his revenge, defeating Gallaudet 23-22 in overtime.

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future football games wanted

Minnesota is in need of 8, 9, and/or 11man football games for 2015, 16,
17, and  18.  If interested, contact Davey Olson, Athletic Director, at
david.olson@msad.state.mn.us     Minnesota declined to be part of new MSHSL
football  district scheduling plan.

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Florida track

2014 ALL-COUNTY BOYS TRACK AND FIELD TEAM

Triple jump: Cedric Scott, sophomore, Florida School for the
Deaf and Blind; Tyler Ames, sophomore, Florida School for
the Deaf and Blind: The two underclassmen were the only
county athletes to  advance to regional competition in the
event. They tied for ninth at the Region 1-1A meet with a
jump of 38-4.

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Fremont sports

On Thursday, May 29, CSD had its 114th Annual Foothills Athletic
Association awards. Below are the recipients of the awards.
 

2013-14 FAA Awards

 

FALL SPORTS

Varsity Football

MVP – Connor Baer

Most Improved Player -  Malik Amann

King Award -  Lavan Oliver

JV Football

Most Improved Player- Vincent Gomez Jr.

Varsity Volleyball

MVP-Darriyan Thomas

Coach’s Award- Adele Daniels

JV Volleyball

JV Most Dedicated Player-Rebecca DiPaola

Cheerleading

Most Dedicated Cheerleader- Nereyda Rodriguez

 

WINTER SPORTS

Boys Varsity Basketball

MVP- Trace Martin

MVP- Connor Baer

Boys JV Basketball

Most Improved Player- Angel Lara

Girls JV Basketball-

JV Most Dedicated Player- Milana Boren

Girls Varsity Basketball

MVP- Darriyan Thomas

MVP-Adele Daniels

Cheerleading

Most Improved Cheerleader- Bryanna Harvey

Most Valuable Cheerleader- Nelson Palacios Arrechea

Wrestling

MVP- Mijail Enriquez Baiz

MVP- Adam Wemmer

Most Improved Wrestler- Jesus Vasquez Higuera

 

SPRING SPORTS

Varsity Baseball

MVP- Jake Grindstaff

Most Outstanding Player- Zane Pedersen

Varsity Softball

Coach’s Award- Izcali Esparza

Most Outstanding Player- Adele Daniels

Varsity Track and Field

Most Improved Trackster- Mayte Ceballos

Most Valuable Trackster- Trope Debbs

Most Dedicated Trackster- Luis Soria

 

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

Weightlifting

Male Lifter of the Year- Adam Wemmer

Male Lifter of the Year -Miajil Enriquez Baiz

Female Lifter of the Year: Farrah Harmount

Athlete of the Year

Female- Darriyan Thomas

Female- Adele Daniels

Male- Adam Wemmer

Male- Mijail Enriquez Baiz

Golden Eagle

Female- Darriyan Thomas

“C” Award

Oskar Schugg

Saul Gevarter

 Service Award

Oskar Schugg for 25 years of service to the Men’s and Women’s
Basketball Program

Saul Gevarter for 11 years of service to the Baseball Program

Baseball-prep

All-BCL

Most Valuable Player

Travis Byerly (Fremont Christian)

First Team

P — Andres Valle (Making Waves) Jr., Nate Walker (Emery) Sr.,
Zane Pedersen (Ca. School for the Deaf) Jr.; INF —
Cairo Lowry (Oakland Military Institute) Sr., Chris Roessler
(Livermore Valley Charter) Fr., Jake Grindstaff (CSD) Sr.,
Tyler Pon (FC) Fr., Levon Potoukian (FC) Sr., Luis Ramirez (MW) Jr.;
OF — John Langerud (LVC) So., Adam Wemmer (CSD) JR., Conner Edstrom (FC)
Jr.,
Juan Cortez (MW) Jr.; C — Gustavo Miranada (MW) Jr.; UTL — Aaron Stoien
(LVC) Sr

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Texas softball

In TAPPS 3A, Faith West finished 6-2 in district and advanced to the
regional round with a playoff win against Austin Texas School for the Deaf
 
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deaf schools softball. WPSD tournament scores

NJSD hosted the May 3rd tourney and I do not know the results of this
one (I was told that NJ won both divisions).  WPSD had commitment that
weekend (4th Annual It’s a Perfect Pitch Softball Clinic Weekend).

As for WPSD hosting tournaments (we hosted 2 tourneys)….

Tuesday, May 13th (Round Robin Tourney)

GIRLS
1st place – Cheswick Christian
2nd place (TIE) – WPSD and First Baptist
4th place – Seeds of Faith

BOYS
1st place – WPSD
2nd place – Cheswick Christian
3rd place – Seeds of Faith
4th place – First Baptist

GAME #1 – WPSD beat Cheswick Christian 11-10
GAME #2 – Seeds of Faith beat First Baptist, 16-11
GAME #3 – WPSD beat Seeds of Faith, 25-0
GAME #4 – Cheswick beat Firsat Baptist, 14-3
GAME #5 – Cheswick beat Seeds of Faith, 25-0
GAME #6 – WPSD beat First Baptist, 23-1

SATURDAY, MAY 17th (@Scranton)  play round robin and then bracketed
tourney

GIRLS
GAME #1 – WPSD beat ASD, 15-0
GAME #2 – NJSD beat ASD, 8-2
GAME #3 – NJSD beat WPSD, 8-7

1st – NJSD 2-0
2nd – WPSD 1-1
3rd – ASD 0-2

NJSD gets a bye while WPSD plays ASD for the right to play NJSD for the
championship.

WPSD beat ASD, 20-4

WPSD beat NJSD, 5-2

BOYS

GAMES #1 -  ASD beat WPSD, 17-13 and LEX beat NJSD, 7-4
GAMES #2 – WPSD beat LEX, 9-2 and NJSD beat ASD, 9-6
GAMES #3 – LEX beat ASD, 14-12 and WPSD beat NJSD, 8-6

1st – WPSD 2-1
2nd – LEX 2-1
3rd – NJSD 1-2
4th – ASD 1-2

ASD vs NJSD for 3rd placve -  ASD won, 12-11

LEX vs WPSD for the title – WPSD won, 7-2

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deaf schools disc golf championships

BRATTLEBORO — The division winners at the
New England Deaf Disc Golf Junior Championship on
May 31 at Austine School were: Junior Varsity Girls —
Nyree Alsaint of American School for the Deaf,
Junior Varsity Boys — Jordan Alicea of Willie Ross,
Varsity Girls — Chelsea Garrett of American School
for the Deaf, Varsity Boys — Chris Ramaza of American
School for the Deaf, and Team — American School for
the Deaf repeated as Team Champion.

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The Evans Boys in Football (Wisconsin Deaf)

The Three Generations of the Evans Boys in Football…

George “Bill” Evans (1953-1956), the Big Gun left his mark at WSD by
scoring a combined
111 points over the course of four seasons. He scored 17 touchdowns and
kicked
9 PATs. He rushed twice for more than 150 yards against Michigan Deaf and
Clinton
HS. Bill’s superior kicking and punting abilities were essential to WSD’s
success
on the field. In his senior year of 1956, Bill, the captain was every
thing when
he scored ALL of WSD’s points in two wins against Clinton HS, 13-12 and
Minnesota
Deaf, 19-0. He was inducted into the WSD sports Hall of Fame in 2002.

Scott Evans (1986-1988), is the son of George and Kyah Nygaard Evans.
Scott had
proved to all of us, the WSD football fans that he DID play as very well
as his
daddy, Bill as he was named to the NAD and NFSD (the FRAT) All-American
football
squads in the year of 1987 and 1988 as well as placed on the Indian Trails
All-Conference football team twice. Scott, a 6-2, 175 pound split end and
cornerback,
was WSD’s main offensive threat. On offense, Scott grabbed 80 passes for
1,767 yards
(22.1 average) as he scored 20 touchdowns and 3 PATs in 22 games. He
averaged 24.6
yards on 29 kick-off returns and made 3 TDs and 13.2 on 18 punt returns.
Scott led
WSD in scoring with 26 touchdowns included returns for a combined 162
points in three
years. Defensively, Scott had a hand in 129 tackles, intercepted 10 passes
and batted
down 11 others. In 1988, Scott broke 3 school records, most yards
receiving in ONE
game against Indiana Deaf (173 yards); most receiving yards in ONE season
(734 yards)
and longest kick-off return against Indiana Deaf (87 yards).

Tanner Evans, the grandson of George and the son of Scott (2012-2013), had
played 14
games as a wide receiver and a safety as he helped his team won 10 games
in two years.
Tanner made 10 catches for 121 yards and he scored two touchdowns and one
PAT.
He also rushed 22 yards on a sweep run once. Defensively, he made 111
tackles, had
5 pass interceptions and 2 broken passes and 3 force fumbles. Tanner’s
highlights:
He scored 31 yards on pass reception  from QB Hopp against Minnesota Deaf.
He made
another TD pass reception 22 yards from QB Hopp against Wayland Academy.
Against
Iowa Deaf (Homecoming game), Tanner ran 77 yards kick-off return for a
touchdown
( 10 yards short of breaking his own daddy ‘s old record). Tanner, 5-11,
140 pound
was considered as a fearless, hammering-alike tackler in every game as
well as an
outstanding leader on the team during his senior year. Tanner was picked
for the
2013 8-man football All-Americans second team. Congratulations on his
successful year!
We, the WSD alumni should be proud of every Evans Boy who had contributed
fully
on the football fields for the THREE generations!!!

Respectfully yours,
Vaughn Hallada

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a Gallaudet coach as Ravens intern

from Ravens web site

The Ravens have hired three other coaches to participate in the program
 this year. The other participants in the coaching fellowship are former
 NFL defensive back Sam Madison, Richan Gaskins from Gallaudet University
 and Tsuyoshi Kawata from Stanford.

 Gaskins is in his second season as the defensive backs coach at
Gallaudet,
 and he is a graduate of Duquesne where he played linebacker.

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a deaf soccer team in Singapore
http://features.insing.com/feature/the-other-singapore-lions-you-should/id-35453101/

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Matt Hamill

has been forced to drop out of his next match next month
because of a knee injury incurred during training.

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deaf national deaf basketball tournament pin

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pin-1992-national-deaf-basketball-tournament/

 

 

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