2020/09/25

DeafDigest Sports – – September 25, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— deaf racer wins

— Alabama volleyball

— Texas volleyball

— Gallaudet updates

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Gallaudet updates

Anyone Like Me documentary to air on Maryland Public Television on Sept. 27

WASHINGTON – On Sunday, September 27, at 3:30 p.m. (Eastern), Maryland
Public Television (MPT) will present Anyone Like Me. Directed by Mimi
d’Autremont, the 30-minute film explores the intersection of deaf culture
and America’s favorite pastime: football. The story centers on Shelby
Bean, a hard of hearing man who came to Gallaudet University in
Washington, D.C. as a student-athlete in 2009 and then became a football
coach there after he graduated in 2013

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/fball/2020-21/releases/anyonelikeme

Gallaudet athletics recognizes Kris Gould during AEMA’s Equipment Manager Appreciation Week

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University Athletics Department is proud to
participate in The Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA)
Equipment Manager Appreciation Week and recognize our own Facility and
Equipment Coordinator Kris Gould for all of his hard work supporting and
helping the Bison athletic teams. The AEMA Equipment Manager Appreciation
Week is held annually during the third week of September, this year’s
dates are Sept. 20-26

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/aema-appreciationweek

note:
Kris is a Gallaudet lifer, first as an athlete and then as all-around,
can-do employee with the Gallaudet department.

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Alabama Lady Warriors

Volleyball

Talladega County JV Tournament
ASD 2  Talladega JV 1  (23-25, 25-23, 15-10)
Sylacauga JV 2  ASD 0  (25-13, 25-9)

Season record
Lady Warriors 1 – 2

Alabama Lady Warriors
Volleyball (first game of ASD fall sports)

Class 1A Area 8
Wadley 3  ASD 0  (25-19, 25-9, 29-27)

Season record
Wadley 9 – 0
Lady Warriors 0 – 1

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Texas volleyball

Varsity Flounder Academy, 3
TSD, 2
(26-24, 19-25, 12-25, 25-23, 8-15)

Record: 0-4

Junior Varsity Flounder Academy, 0
TSD, 2
(25-23, 25-19)

Record: 1-3

Next game: September 28 at Holy Cross @ 5:30 (JV) & 6:30 (V)

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Profoundly deaf racer from Pontypool wins on return from injury

A PROFOUNDLY deaf kart racer returned to the track in the best way
possible by winning the final round of the National Super One
Championships at Shennington Race Circuit near Banbury.

Caleb McDuff, 12, saw his season cut drastically short due to the
coronavirus and a crash in the opening race of the series which left him
with a dislocated shoulder and damaged ribs.

However, the youngster bounced back to finish on the top step of the
podium in just his second race since being promoted to the Mini Max class,
and with the shortened season, ended up finishing third in the
championship.

Following his win, the Pontypool schoolboy was invited to race for the
M-Sport Kart Racing Team at the annual Super One ‘O Plate’ race at the
Rowrah Kart Circuit in Cumbria on Sunday, where he was crowned the 2020 O
Plate champion.

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September football games

Sep 25 Alabama at Gaylesville
Sep 25 Texas hosts Veritas Academy (first 6 man game in school history)

note:
Mississippi’s first football game is October 3rd

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deaf football teams
Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 8 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

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deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa
Mississippi (latest addition)
Texas

any others?

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deaf cross country teams
Iowa
Texas (tentative, depending on getting a head coach)

any others?

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random deafsports thoughts

What would the Gallaudet athletic department do without
Kris Gould?

During this pandemic, he is the rare essential worker
in the department, seeing to it that everything functions
as normally as possible. What needs to be done, Kris is
there for us.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/09/23

DeafDigest Sports – – September 19 – 23, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— champion in hearing golf

— obit – deaf caddy

— Mississippi volleyball

— Texas volleyball

— elite deaf basketball player

— World Deaf soccer championships

— black deaf professional baseball player in early years

— deaf soccer coach with high school team

— deaf player in women’s pro soccer

— deaf decathlete in hearing Olympics

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Mississippi volleyball

MSD       25 15 15  22
Stringer  22 25 25 25

Record 0-4

Next Game 9/22 Richton @ MSD

MSD       18 21 19
Richton   25 25 25

Record 0-5

Next Game 9/24 Pelahatchie @ MSD

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Texas volleyball

Varsity
Akins, 3
TSD, 0
(11-25, 19-25, 20-25)

Record: 0-3

JV
Akins, 2
TSD, 0

(8-25, 16-25)

Record: 0-3

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elite soccer player

part of posting

Tefy Krebs is Brazil’s first deaf professional women’s footballer

she plays for Palmeiras, one of the women’s pro teams in Brazil

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elite basketball player

from a posting

Izmit’s new deaf player Uzundurukan breaking ground in EuroLeague Women
IZMIT (Turkey) – As playmaker Cagla Nur Uzundurukan excitedly put pen to
paper on a deal with Izmit Belediyespor, it went beyond an aspiring
up-and-comer being handed an opportunity to play in EuroLeague Women.

It was a moment that put the wheels in motion for the 20-year-old to
become a role model and someone who can inspire future generations of
athletes.

Uzundurukan is set to become the first deaf player to step out in the
Turkish League and one of the trailblazers for people with hearing loss in
EuroLeague Women, following in the footsteps of USA legend Tamika
Catchings.

full story at:
http://www.fiba.basketball/euroleaguewomen/20-21/news/izmit-s-new-deaf-player-uzundurukan-breaking-ground-in-euroleague-women

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past deaf decathlete in hearing Olympics

Dean Barton-Smith, Australia

long story is at:
https://www.cricket.com.au/news/feature/dean-barton-smith-deaf-athletics-decathlon-cricket-victoria-hard-hearing-awareness-olympics/2020-09-23

note:
DeafDigest Sports editor interviewed him at the 1993 Deaflympics
in Sofia, Bulgaria.

He did not use sign language, being an oralist. Do not know
if he has learned to sign since then.

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Black baseball player in professional baseball in early years

DeafDigest Sports editor is always researching deaf players
that played professional baseball (majors, minors, independent;
semi pro) in the past years.

Monroe Ingram, who was deaf and was Black, played a number of
years in professional baseball during the 1890’s, especially
for the Emporia team in Kansas State League. He also played
for other teams in other leagues in other seasons.

He was said to be one of the best pitchers around; no one
liked to bat against him.

Kansas State League was an independent minor league, not
subject to the unwritten rules that Blacks cannot play
in professional baseball.

Did he play in the Negro Baseball League? No. There was
such a league that existed for a short time in the 1880’s
but folded due to low attendance. The much stronger
Negro Baseball League was founded in the 1920’s. By
that time Ingram was too old to continue playing
baseball! He passed away in 1944, after a career as
teacher at schools for the deaf.

At any rate, he seems to be the first deaf Black
professional baseball player.

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an obit – a deaf caddy

A deaf man passed away recently.

His obit said he was employed as a golf caddy.

note:

never thought of it – but have we had some deaf
working as caddy on a golf course?

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World deaf soccer championships

from a tweet:
the Deaf World Football Championships in November
2020 hosted by South Korea have been postponed until May 2022

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champion in hearing golf

part of newspaper story

Kenya: History-Man Isaac Makokha Seals Match Play Title

Isaac Makokha will play in next year’s Magical Kenya Open at the
prestigious Karen Country Club course.

The Vet Lab Sports Club golfer made history by becoming the first golfer
with a hearing impairment to clinch the Kenya Amateur Match Play
Championship after beating Jay Sandhu of Royal Nairobi Golf Club 3-2 in
the 36-hole final at the par 72 Vet Lab Sports Club course.

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September football games

Sep 25 Alabama at Gaylesville
Sep 25 Texas hosts Veritas Academy (first 6 man game in school history)

note:
Mississippi’s first football game is October 3rd

Texas 6 man? Go below and read the full story

………………………………

deaf football teams
Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 8 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

……………………………..

deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa
Mississippi (latest addition)
Texas

any others?

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deaf cross country teams
Iowa
Texas (tentative, depending on getting a head coach)

any others?

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random deafsports thoughts

struggles of a deaf coach on a hearing high school team

part of newspaper story – incomplete

Felicia Schroeder Waldock is deaf and coaches
the girls’ soccer team at Colerain HS in
Cincinnati.

A newspaper story header said:

Colerain soccer coach: ‘When my girls are put in a position
to defend their deaf coach, it’s not OK’

Waldock faced adversity during her playing career, but
that doesn’t compare to what she’s faced as a coach, things that make …

(rest of story blocked by “pay to read” demand)

team record so far this season is 3-2-1

note:
a 3-2-1 record means the deaf coach is doing a good
job yet there are always some hearing people that
don’t accept the idea of a deaf coach. Sad.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/09/18

DeafDigest Sports – – September 18, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— ESDAA update

— Gallaudet hall of fame announcement

— Mississippi volleyball

— Texas volleyball

— deaf rugby Q & A

— anonymous donation for Gallaudet athletics

— the football huddle

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Gallaudet athletics

part of Gallaudet press release as edited

An anonymous donor recently made a gift of
$100,000 to the Athletics Department to support
the Bison Athletics Enhancement Fund.

note:
Thank you, Anonymous donor, for making this
donation.

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Gallaudet hall of fame

2020 Gallaudet University Athletics Hall of Fame Class announced

WASHINGTON – Six former student-athletes and one coach will be enshrined
into the Gallaudet University Athletics Hall of Fame during a virtual
online ceremony during Homecoming 2020.

The Gallaudet Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2020 includes Brian Bennett,
’13 (Men’s Swimming), William Bissell, ’14 (Baseball), Darius Flowers, ’14
(Men’s Track and Field), John Hotchkiss, 1869 (Football Coach), Heather
Lightfoot, ’99 (Women’s Track and Field), Adham Talaat, ’14 (Football) and
Valerie Trofimenkoff, ’07 (Women’s Volleyball).

rest of story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/hofclass20

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ESDAA update

no fall sports for every one of us…

as for winter sports – majority of the schools are still up in the air
(probably will begin in January 2021) but there will be no ESDAA
Basketball tournaments.

Some schools may start basketball and if they do, they cannot travel out
of state.

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Mississippi School f/t Deaf

volleyball

MSD       25 23 9 22
Stringer 21  25 25 25

Record 0-3

Next Game 9/21 @ Stringer

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Texas volleyball

TSD Rangers lost to the South Austin Saints. Next game will be at TSD
against Akins on September 22 at 6:30 pm.

Varsity
12-25, 8-25, 11-25

Record: 0-2

JV
9-25 , 14-25

Record – 0-2

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the football huddle

Did Gallaudet stop using the huddle, especially
after inventing it in the 1894 season?

Hard to say.

In Ed Hottle’s first season as Gallaudet coach,
the team enjoyed an unbeaten record. Jason
Coleman, the quarterback, felt the huddle
was preventing his audibles, and discussed
this issue with Hottle. Both agreed to stop
using the huddle and to rely on audibles.

Since then, Gallaudet huddle has been on and off,
depending on the quarterback, the offensive line’s
experience and the offensive system.

So, it is hard to say.

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deaf rugby Q & A

https://boxscorenews.com/things-deaf-rugby-players-want-you-to-know-about-their-sport-p157611-128.htm

it is interesting reading

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September football games

Sep 25 Alabama at Gaylesville
Sep 25 Texas hosts Veritas Academy (first 6 man game in school history)

note:
Mississippi’s first football game is October 3rd

Texas 6 man? Go below and read the full story

………………………………

deaf football teams
Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 8 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

……………………………..

deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa
Mississippi (latest addition)
Texas

any others?

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deaf cross country teams
Iowa
Texas (tentative, depending on getting a head coach)

any others?

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random deafsports thoughts

Why not Deaf Rugby in USA?

Model Secondary School for the Deaf fielded rugby teams
in the spring time. This sport has been discontinued.

Past MSSD rugby coach Mark Burke tried to start an
adult deaf rugby team. While turnout was great at the
start, apathy set in and he struggled to find enough
players for games. For that reason, the adult team
folded.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/09/17

DeafDigest Sports – – September 16 – 17, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Curtis Pride announcement

— Mississippi volleyball

— Texas volleyball

— TV crime story mention of SUNY-Maritime

— a deaf woman signs a contract with a pro team

— referees that was loved and hated

— a bruising running back that couldn’t block

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Gallaudet football

TV crime story mention of SUNY-Maritime

Yesterday DeafDigest Sports editor was watching
a crime story re-run on TV. SUNY-Maritime campus
(or maybe it was a make-believe campus) was shown
as part of the story.

SUNY-Maritime is an annual football opponent
of Gallaudet – it is rare that a TV program would
mention a Gallaudet opponent.

Of course many football fans may not realize it,
though.

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Baseball fans hate controversial umpire Joe West.

This reminds DeafDigest Sports editor of two
referees that officiated many past Gallaudet
basketball games.

One referee was pretty much loved – Ernie Cage,
a DC police officer. He was always friendly, always
smiling and always fooling around with gestures
even when he made calls against Gallaudet.
He refereed up to early 1990’s.

The referee who was pretty much hated by
Gallaudet fans was Dallas Shirley, a local
high school principal. He seemed to be always
making controversial calls that got Gallaudet
fans so angry. He had a long refereeing career,
from the fifties through the seventies.

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Gallaudet baseball

Gallaudet baseball coach Curtis Pride to be inducted into
Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 18

BETHESDA, Md. – Gallaudet University baseball coach Curtis Pride is one of six
local sports figures who will be inducted into the Montgomery County Sports Hall
of Fame (MCSHF) on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in a virtual ceremony streamed
online at www.mcshf.org. Pride, a Silver Spring, Md., native, played Major
League Baseball for 11 years and has coached Gallaudet’s baseball team since the
2009 season.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/bsb/2020-21/releases/mocohof

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Mississippi volleyball

Mississippi School f/t Deaf

Our first game @ Pisgah

MSD     13 22  12
Pisgah 25 25  25

Record 0-1

Next Game 9/16 @ Salem

MSD     23  14 17
Salem  25  25 25

Record 0-2

Next Game 9/17 Stringer at MSD

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Texas volleyball

The JV and Varsity Lady Rangers lost their season opener to Austin
Royals.
Varsity
12-25, 15-25, 18-25

Record: 0-1

Junior Varsity
24-26, 16-25

Record: 0-1

The next game will be an away game against the South Austin Saints on
September 17th at 5:30 (JV) and 6:30 (V).

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September football games

Sep 25 Alabama at Gaylesville
Sep 25 Texas hosts Veritas Academy (first 6 man game in school history)

note:
Mississippi’s first football game is October 3rd

Texas 6 man? Go below and read the full story

………………………………

deaf football teams
Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 8 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

……………………………..

deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa
Mississippi (latest addition)
Texas

any others?

………………………………

deaf cross country teams
Iowa
Texas (tentative, depending on getting a head coach)

any others?

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elite deaf athlete

Izmit Belediyespor, who is deaf, has signed a contract
with the Çağla Nur Uzundurukan team that plays in Turkey’s
Women Basketball Super League.

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random deafsports thoughts

a bruising running back that couldn’t block

Saquon Barkley, the New York Giants running
back, was written up in a newspaper story
about his lack of blocking when he is not
carrying the ball. Seems he never had to
block while playing college ball and
it became a habit with him in pro ball.

This reminds DeafDigest Sports editor
of a bruising running back with the
Gallaudet teams in the late fifties
and early sixties. He broke all the
ball carrying records while playing
for his deaf school team, but was
never required or taught to block
by his football coach.

At Gallaudet he was helpless when
not carrying the ball, and it pretty
much messed up the offensive attack.

Who was that player and what school
did he play for? DeafDigest Sports
editor, out of respect and privacy,
does not want to disclose his name.

He passed away some years back.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/09/15

DeafDigest Sports – – September 12-15, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet Mowl Speaker series

— Gallaudet swimming update

— Nebraska basketball

— a hall of famer

— elite deaf racer

— list of volleyball teams, updated

— list of football teams, revised

— list of cross country teams, updated

— September football games

— listening to Gallaudet quarterback’s voices

— Indiana volleyball

— Ben Roethlisberger as Tight End

— best deaf baseball player from Kansas City

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Gallaudet speaker series

GUBison Mowl Family Speaker Series featuring
Dr. Jarrod Spencer on Friday, Sept. 18

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University Athletics Department will host its
next Bison Athletics Speaker Series in memory of Robert Stanley Lawson on
Friday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m. (Eastern Time). The featured speaker is Dr.
Jarrod Spencer, a sports psychologist, author and President and Founder of
Mind of the Athlete.

full press release at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/drspencer

note:
registration is required for this Zoom session

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Gallaudet football

a tweet said:

Theres’ a legend that deaf people started the football
huddle so the other team couldn’t eavesdrop.

note:
Eavesdrop? It means listening to voices. Gallaudet quarterbacks
use sign language, not voices, to give signals before the ball
is snapped!

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Gallaudet football

Ben Roethlisberger as Tight End

part of ESPN story:

In the post-corner route named for a northwest Ohio school that executed
it to perfection, the receiver ran 12 yards, took an outside step to a
post and took four steps. As soon as the safety turned his hips, he
planted and came back out toward the pylon.

It was a staple in Findlay (Ohio) High School’s offense in 1998, the route
that Ryan Hite and Ben Roethlisberger used Friday nights to pick apart
defenses filled with undersized cornerbacks.

But Roethlisberger wasn’t the one throwing the ball.

He was on the receiving end of Hite’s passes — 57 of them that year to be
exact.

full story at:
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29853800/i-was-wide-open-how-ben-roethlisberger-season-receiver-helped-qb

note:
why this posting?

QB Ryan Hite was Gallaudet’s offensive coordinator from 2007 through 2009
seasons.

He pretty much picked up ASL fast.

Yes, he got plenty of teasing from the athletic staff  about him as QB and
all time NFL quarterback Ben as the tight end.

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Gallaudet swimming

Atlantic East Conference postpones athletic competition for
the remainder of fall semeste

LANCASTER, Pa. – Following extensive discussions and planning, the
Atlantic East Conference Presidents’ Council supported a recommendation
from the NCAA Division III Administrative Council to postpone competition
for the remainder of the Fall 2020 semester.

All sports with previous competition schedules prior to January of 2021
will be postponed, including basketball and swimming and diving

note:
Gallaudet is a new swimming-only member of the Atlantic East Conference.
Gallaudet, in other sports, competes in other respective conferences.

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Gallaudet baseball

a hall of famer

The Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame has revealed its newest class of
honorees ahead of its second annual induction ceremony.

The nonprofit organization will honor Johnny Holliday, Curtis Pride, Amy
Wood, Tom Brown, Jeri Ingram and Roy Lester in a virtual ceremony at 7
p.m. on Oct. 18. The inductees, all of whom have a connection to the
county, were chosen for their advancement of athletics and contributions
to the community.

• Pride was one of the few deaf players in Major League Baseball. He
played for the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Detroit
Tigers, California Angels and the Montreal Expos. Pride attended John F.
Kennedy High School in Silver Spring.

full story at:
https://bethesdamagazine.com/bethesda-beat/news/montgomery-countys-sports-hall-of-fame-honors-six-local-sports-luminaries/

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Indiana volleyball

part of newspaper story

Greenwood Christian rolled past Indiana School for the Deaf on Saturday,
25-9, 25-7, 25-6

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Nebraska basketball

from a tweet

Deaf would take the title in Nebraska’s only one-class state basketball
year in 1931

note:
the state of Nebraska normally has state championship tournaments,
divided into respective classes based on enrollment numbers.

Because of the Depression Years, the state was broke and to save
money, the 1931 tournament was all-classes.

Nebraska School for the Deaf has closed its doors.

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elite deaf racer

part of newspaper story

at Port Royal Speedway (Pennsylvania)

In the 358 sprint “Summer Series” 25-lap race, Brett Wanner won the battle
and the war. Wanner started from the pole position and led all but the
23rd lap of the race. His win also clinched the five-race “Summer Series”
title for the hearing-impaired driver.

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best deaf baseball player from Kansas City

from a posting

All-timers: Our roster of the best pro baseball players who grew up in
Kansas City

LUTHER “DUMMY” TAYLOR

Career highlights: Spent all but four games of his nine-year career with
the New York Giants (1900-08). Was part of their rotation, along with
Christy Mathewson, on the club’s 1904 and 1905 NL pennant winning-teams.
Taylor finished with a 116-106 career record and 2.75 ERA.

KC connection: Born in Oskaloosa, Kan., Taylor attended Kansas School for
the Deaf in Olathe from age 10 through high school

note:
Everyone gives Dummy Hoy credit. Practically no one gives Dummy Taylor
credit. Probably because Hoy was a polite person, a gentleman whereas
Taylor was a rough person and a clown in personality?

But in terms of major league stature both were equals!

……………………………..

September football games

Sep 25 Alabama at Gaylesville
Sep 25 Texas hosts Veritas Academy (first 6 man game in school history)

note:
Mississippi’s first football game is October 3rd

………………………………

Texas volleyball

We will field a JV and V teams this year, our first game will be on Sept
15th, Unusually late than our usual first game during early August-
We will only have 17 games this year with no tournaments, except for State
playoffs if we qualify

……………………………………..

deaf football teams
Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 8 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

……………………………..

deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa
Mississippi (latest addition)
Texas

any others?

………………………………

deaf cross country teams
Iowa
Texas (tentative, depending on getting a head coach)

any others?

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts

it is always unpredictable.

Some days, no news on Deaf Sports

Some days, so many news on Deaf Sports

………………………………

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/09/11

DeafDigest Sports – – September 10-11, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Mississippi volleyball

— list of volleyball teams, updated

— list of football teams, revised

— list of cross country teams, updated

— a short film about Gallaudet past football player and current coach

— all NCAA-I teams in a proposed “all colleges” national basketball tournament

— September football games

— Indiana volleyball scores

— Texas sports, a big announcement

— a moment of notice, football

……………………………..

September football games

Sep 25 Alabama at Gaylesville
Sep 25 Texas hosts Veritas Academy (first 6 man game in school history)

note:
Mississippi’s first football game is October 3rd

Texas 6 man? Go below and read the full story

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Gallaudet football

past Gallaudet football player, current assistant football coach

posting as is:

On Sunday, September 27 at 4:30 p.m., MPT-HD will presents Anyone Like Me.
Directed by Mimi d’Autremont,the 30-minute film explores the intersection
of deaf culture and America’s favorite pastime: football. The story
centers on Shelby Bean, a hard of hearing man who came to Gallaudet
University in Washington, D.C. as a student athlete in 2009 and then
became a football coach there after he graduated in 2013. Gallaudet is the
world’s only university designed for deaf and hard of hearing individuals
and is home to the only deaf collegiate football team. A film trailer can
be viewed at vimeo.com/194275078

note:
He was a full time starter at defensive back and also the team’s
punter. Very much a valued player during his career at Gallaudet

…………………………….

Gallaudet basketball

all NCAA-I teams in a proposed “all colleges” national basketball tournament

A joke or not a joke?

There was a proposal that NCAA establish Division I all-schools
national basketball tournament.

If this is the case then NCAA-III schools deserve a break, meaning
NCAA-III all-schools national basketball tournament.

In that case, Gallaudet, a NCAA-III school, would be entered into
that all-schools national basketball tournament.

A joke or not a joke? Stay tuned!

………………………………

Indiana volleyball

part of newspaper story

The Waldron volleyball team handled Indiana Deaf on Tuesday, 3-0. The
Mohawks won 25-12, 25-15, 25-14

a tweet

Crisput Attucks HS Girls Varsity Volleyball falls to Indiana
School For The Deaf 3 – 0

scores were 25-15, 25-12, 25-17

…………………………………

Mississippi volleyball

Mississippi can only play against local teams;
we have no deaf opponents and the Mason Dixon Volleyball
has been cancelled

………………………………..

Texas sports

TSD Fall Athletics

Our athletics and coaching staff were thrilled to reconnect with our athletes
once again and watch them compete on the court or field with Ranger Pride.  I
have some important announcements to make.

Fall HS Athletics:
I am currently working diligently to find a head coach for both Cross Country
and one for fall Cheerleading. With this being said, there will be no practice
date set up until I get these positions filled.  If you are interested in
coaching Cheerleading or Cross Country, go ahead and email me
(chris.hamilton@tsd.state.tx.us)

We will be playing 6-man football this fall.  We have lost many players in the
last 2-3 years due to graduation. This fall, we have a small group of players
who can compete on the Varsity level every week and we are concerned about the
safety of our boys during the whole season playing against bigger 11-man
football teams.  Head Coach John Moore and I had a meeting with the football
players last week via zoom.  Though there were disappointments and differing
points of view, we had a healthy dialogue that led to the agreement to play
6-man this fall.  We hope this will not be a permanent move. We would love to go
back to 11-man once we have the appropriate number of players who can compete on
the Varsity level, hopefully in fall 2022. The coaches and I are committed to
work toward this goal. The football team had their first practice on September
8th. Junior Varsity and Varsity volleyball teams had their first practice on
September 8th as well.

Homecoming at TSD is like no other at any other high school.  It is a tradition
that is revered by all alumni, staff, students, families and the community at
large.  Due to the size and scope of our Homecoming event we do not think it is
possible to host it this year given all the CDC restrictions for COVID-19.  We
will likely have one special game that will honor our athletes but we will not
host our Homecoming event this year.

Together we will make this the best year possible!
Go Rangers!

Chris Hamilton, Athletic Director

note:
Texas originally set up a 11-man schedule for this season; this meant
the school had to throw out that schedule and set up a new 6-man
schedule of 8 games with 6 man teams. Hint, if the coaching staff is
unfamiliar with 6-man rules, they could ask assistant coach Bill
Jacobs. He previously coached 6-man football at New Mexico School
for the Deaf. Anyway on that schedule is post-season 6-man playoffs,
if the school advances that far in 6-man football.

………………………………..

Texas volleyball

part of newspaper story

Volleyball’s Back: VYPE Austin Teams To Watch

TAPPS

Texas School for the Deaf: The Rangers have enjoyed extended success under
17-year head coach RJ Kaufman and can top their TAPPS 4A regional final
finish and 26 wins from a year ago in 2020. Their top returners are Alyssa
Glennon, Jayne Taylor, Zara Thompson, Isadora Egbert and Yamila Davis.

……………………………………..

college tennis

Calvin Felts will be a walk on freshman next season with the
Utah State University men’s tennis team

…………………………………

a moment of notice – football

this is the first time in Deaf Schools Sports history
that no deaf 11-man teams would be playing in a
season.

DeafDigest Sports knows 11-man football will come
back, at least in 2022 if not in 2021.

Deaf Football is not dead, just temporarily suspended.

…………………………………

deaf football teams
Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 8 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

……………………………..

deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa
Mississippi (latest addition)

any others?

………………………………

deaf cross country teams
Iowa
Texas (tentative, depending on getting a head coach)

any others?

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts

The goal of Gallaudet men’s basketball team
is to enter the national NCAA-III tournament.

Gallaudet has never played in the nationals.

If, by a big surprise, NCAA hosts a national
NCAA-III tournament for all teams, it would
mean Gallaudet’s first time ever participation!

………………………………

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/09/09

DeafDigest Sports – – September 7-9, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— random deafsports thoughts, hearing comment on basketball

— Alabama coaches

— list of volleyball teams, updated

— list of football teams

— list of cross country teams

— St Mary’s sports

— Texas football

— no goalie?

— Kansas Deaf vs University of Kansas

— a North Carolina deaf sports legend

………………………………

Alabama coaches

Alabama

Silent Warriors Football Training Camp
Number of players – 25 boys
First Game – Friday, September 25

Head Coach – Paul Kulick
Assistant Coaches – Matt Kochie, Cedric Tyson, and Marlon White

Lady Warriors Volleyball Training Camp
Number of players – 15 girls
First Matches – Wednesday, September 23

Head Coach – Margie Hutto
Assistant Coach – Brian Thornsberry

football schedule has been upped to five games from the
original schedule of 4 games

………………………………..

St Mary’s sports

St.Mary’s has cancelled all fall sports due to COVID

…………………………………

Texas football

part of newspaper story

VYPE Austin Preseason TAPPS 11-Man Football Rankings:

#1 Regents School of Austin

#2 Brentwood Christian School

#3 Austin St. Dominic Savio Catholic

#4 Texas School for the Deaf

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Kansas Deaf vs University of Kansas

part of a posting

The Kansas State School for the Deaf boasts of beating the
University of Kansas in baseball in 1897 and 1900.

note:

as with other sports, it was a matter of Kansas Deaf men
playing against University of Kansas men, meaning up to
age of 21.

No longer would deaf schools use students above the state-mandated
age eligibility limits. In the past, no one paid strict attention
to age rules.

…………………………………

deaf football teams
Alabama – 5 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 7 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

……………………………..

deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa

any others?

………………………………

deaf cross country teams
Iowa

any others?

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts

from a tweet

basketball comment on twitter

A hearing basketball team lost a game to a
deaf basketball team. Said a hearing player:

they had better communication than us, what could I say!

………………………………

remembering a North Carolina sports legend

part of posting

Ted McBride was a three-time All-American football player for
North Carolina School for the Deaf.

“I think he’s the best athlete that Surry County has ever known …
and maybe will know,” McDaniel, a hearing researcher, said.

McBride was an all-time great in football, basketball and track.

As a tight end and defensive end, McBride helped the school record
three perfect seasons in 1951, 1953 and 1954. McBride earned All-American
honors in three straight seasons from 1952-54.

McBride was named National Player of the Year by ‘Silent Worker,’
a national magazine popular with the deaf population.

In basketball, He led the team in rebounding for most of his high school
career and was named a member of the All-American Second Team by
‘Silent Worker.’

Track and Field was the latest of McBride’s sporting endeavors,
picking it up in 1953. It went on to be the sport in which he
experienced the most success after high school.

In track, McBride set numerous school records in hurdles as well
as the pole vault. He was named the top individual performer
in the Asheville Relays – the top state event in track.

The United States was tasked with assembling a team for the 1957
Deaflympics in Milan, Italy.

McBride stood tall at the international competition just as he
had at every other level.

The 110-hurdles was McBride’s specialty. He finished the race in 16.2
seconds to earn the gold medal. This was 0.8 seconds faster than
the previous Deaflympics world record.

Competing in the 400-hurdles was new to McBride. He still managed to
grab a medal. He earned a bronze medal with a time of 56.7 seconds,
just 0.2 seconds behind the silver medalist.

……………………….

no goalie on a college team

There was a story that Texas Tech women’s soccer
team had a game postponed because of lack of
healthy goalies. The two goalies on the roster
couldn’t play becuase of Covid-19.

In the late sixties, Gallaudet hockey team
had a game scheduled against a weak hearing
team. For some reason, the Gallaudet goalie
(a hearing person) did not show up. They
were forced to use a rarely-used defenseman
as the goalie – without goalie mask, goalie
pads and goalie stick.

Normally Gallaudet would have easily defeated
the weak team by a big score – but because of
no goalie, the team changed its strategy,
focusing only on tight man to man defense
instead of the usual freewheeling offensive
attack.

Gallaudet won 4-2. Next game the regular
goalie showed up.

The hearing goalie knew no sign language
and never explained why he missed the
previous game. It was Joe Kirk, the most
important player on the team. Everyone
worshipped him.

No matter – Gallaudet won with a never-used
goalie and that was all what it mattered!

And Gallaudet could always brag about the
one championship season (1968).

note:
hearing goalie on a deaf team? Very long story,
but to make it short, it was a club team in a
club league where NCAA eligibility rules did
not exist. These other local collegiate club teams
used alumni players (Maryland, Georgetown,
Catholic) and Gallaudet beat them all.

………………………..

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/09/05

DeafDigest Sports – – September 2 – September 5, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— Gallaudet briefs

— random deafsports thoughts, the legendary coach

— list of volleyball teams, updated

— list of football teams

— list of cross country teams

— deaf head coach of hearing high school football team

— Alabama volleyball with a football note

— jobs in sports for deaf (not in USA)

— Indiana volleyball

……………………………….

Gallaudet sports

We Are Bison! Gallaudet Athletics Staff welcomes back students to a new
school year

https://gallaudet.prestosports.com/news/2020-21/wearebison

Wear your Buff and Blue to represent Gallaudet Bison on #CollegeColorsDay

https://www.collegecolorsday.com/home

15% discount on select jackets at GallaudetAthleticsStore.com through
September 30

https://gallaudetathleticsstore.merchorders.com/

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Alabama volleyball

We will play volleyball.  First matches will be on Wednesday, September 23rd

note:
DeafDigest Sports editor asked why not home and home football
series with Mississippi this season instead of just one game
at Mississippi.

The response was that Mississippi is not allowed to travel
out of state to play athletic contests.

Case closed!

……………………………….

Indiana volleyball

from a couple of sources

won    2
lost   3

……………………………….

head football coach that is deaf

part of newspaper story

Cyprus High’s First Football Coach Who Is Deaf: ‘We Can Do Everything
Except Hear’

MAGNA, Utah – High school football season is in full swing. It’s already a
historic season, and a new Cyprus High School football coach is setting
records.

Dante Ramirez is the team’s first coach who is deaf.

“Deafness to me is power,” he said. “Deafness is proof that we have the
power to overcome.”

Ramirez joined Cyprus after being a freshman coach last year at Cedar
Valley High School. He faced adversity trying to find his next position
prior to landing the position with Cyprus.

rest of story at:
https://ksltv.com/444496/coach-who-is-deaf/

note:
He is not the first head coach of a high school team that was deaf.

This honor goes to Gary Klingensmith, who won 300 career games at
Juniata High School in Pennsylvania. He began his coaching career
at Gallaudet, coaching three seasons before moving on.

Gary had to rely on his hearing aid to communicate with the hearing.
Take off his hearing aid, he is helpless. As he got older, he lost all
of his hearing but continued coaching and as a high school teacher.

In the latter part of his coaching career he got a CI which helped
restore his hearing.

He retired from teaching but continued to coach several more seasons
before stepping down last season.

As a Gallaudet coach he defeated Frostburg and Shepherd, both of
which have moved up to  NCAA-II. Both wins were the last time
Gallaudet defeated both teams.

…………………………

jobs in sports for deaf (not in USA)

part of newspaper story

Centre includes 20 more sports disciplines for recruitment in govt jobs

Department of Sports, a government agency in India, has added deaf sports
jobs to its list of 20 more sports jobs (see above headline).

Note:
this announcement does not say if hearing coaches will be hired
to coach the deaf athletes – or if deaf coaches will be hired
to coach the deaf athletes

……………………….

deaf football teams
Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 7 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

……………………………..

deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa

any others?

………………………………

deaf cross country teams
Iowa

any others?

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts

Years ago a deaf referee in high school football wanted
to establish a national organization of Deaf High School
Football Referees.

He realized it was a very difficult task to accomplish
and gave up.

………………………..

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/09/01

DeafDigest Sports – – August 28-September 1, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— random deafsports thoughts, the legendary coach

— list of volleyball teams

— list of football teams

— list of cross country teams

— Indiana volleyball

— Iowa sports

— the Koreas?

— a mask loophole

………………………………..

deaf football teams

three schools will play football this season

Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 7 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

……………………………..

deaf volleyball teams
Indiana
Iowa

any others?

………………………………

deaf cross country teams
Iowa

any others?

…………………………………

Indiana volleyball

from a tweet

Sheridan Girls Varsity Volleyball beats Indiana
School for the Deaf 2 – 0

………………………………….

Iowa sports

from a newspaper

Fall Sports Preview: Bobcat volleyball team looking to make positive
strides

“With COVID-19, practices, of course, are different,” Iowa School for the
Deaf volleyball coach Katrina Landolt said. “We have a hand sanitizer
station in place so that we can use it before and after we touch the ball,
the water bottles, and anything really. We are also sanitizing everything
that we use, like the balls and equipment for an example, after use and
social distancing as much as possible.”

We only had two seniors last year. This year, we have one. This group of
players will be growing together as a team for the next few years. I do
believe that the players are excited to be playing.”

That one senior is Kali Nipper, who will be relied on for her production
on the court as well as as a leader and mentor to younger players (see
note)

“She is our hitter, who is a hard worker and a motivated, positive
player,” Landolt said. “She strives to practice her skills until she
masters it and tries new things as well.”

rest of story at:
https://nonpareilonline.com/sports/fall-sports-preview-bobcat-volleyball-team-looking-to-make-positive-strides/article_b03ee7ae-24b1-5d6a-aaa7-af4a75218ccb.html

note:
from a coach

Volleyball was not canceled, because they can play local games.  Football
would not have been able to find local competition because noone locally
plays 6-man.  The boys will be running cross country.

Kali Nipper is actually a sophomore. The article has her class listed
wrong

today’s volleyball

from a tweet

Tune in this afternoon for the Thomas Jefferson-Lewis Central-Iowa School
for the Deaf Volleyball Triangular.  The matches will be live
streamed on our YouTube Channel beginning at 4:30 PM:

……………………………………

the Koreans

part of a posting

The 25 Most Inspiring Olympic Moments of All Time

15. Korean Unification Flag

Following decades of unrest post-Korean war, North and South Korea found
common ground for the 2000 Sydney Olympics, marching together in the
Opening Ceremonies under a unified flag (and uniforms). While the two
countries did compete separately, their joint marching symbolized an
openness to peace and cooperation.

note:
what about Deaflympics? Will the Deaf North Korean team unify with the
Deaf South Korean team in the next Deaflympics?

………………………………….

a mask loophole in volleyball

part of newspaper story

IHSAA policy says that a coach doesn’t have to wear a mask on
the sideline during matches if they have a hearing-impaired player

…………………………………..

random deafsports thoughts

The legendary coach

Legendary basketball coach John Thompson
(Georgetown) passed away.

Has he ever played a game against a deaf team?

Yes, as a high school coach with the national
power St Anthony HS (DC). That was before he
moved on to Georgetown.

Do not how how it happened, but a game between
St Anthony and Model Secondary School for the
Deaf took place at the old Kendall School
gym on the Gallaudet campus.

Thompson, seeing that the deaf team was no
match for his national power, would not allow
his first and second stringers to play in the
game, only allowing his third team to play the
entire game.

Yes, the third stringers easily defeated
Model. When the game ended, he asked
Bob Bergan, the Model coach at that time,
and the Model team to stay around to
observe St Anthony post-game practice.

Thompson gave his first and second team
players grueling practice drills that
left the deaf team awed!

St Anthony eventually was closed for good
by the Catholic diocese in Washington, DC.

………………………..

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/08/27

DeafDigest Sports – – August 23-27, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— three deaf football teams; one deaf vs deaf game

— Texas football greatest player

— champion semi-pro football team had 3 deaf players

— college deaf swimmer

— first deaf participant in hearing Olympics

— Coda football coach

— deaf skateboarder

— New Mexico sports

………………………………..

deaf football teams

three schools will play football this season

Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 7 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

……………………………..

New Mexico sports

part of newspaper story

Corona and New Mexico School for the Deaf in Santa Fe are opting out of
volleyball this school year, according to the NMAA. Vaughn and NMSD will
not play football.

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Texas football

part of newspaper story

The top 100: Ranking the best football players in Austin’s history

61. Jim Canady, Austin High: A versatile athlete who played for the
Chicago Bears and the Washington Redskins in the NFL, Canady almost chose
to step into the ring rather than between the lines. A successful Golden
Gloves boxer growing up in Austin in the 1930s and 40s, he flirted with a
professional boxing career before joining the football team at Texas. As
the primary target for star quarterback Bobby Layne, Canady helped the
Longhorns win both the Cotton Bowl and Sugar Bowl. Following his
professional career, he returned to Austin and coached the Austin State
School for the Deaf, now known as the Texas School for the Deaf, to a
state championship. He later served as a search and rescue diver for the
Travis County Sheriff’s Office and ran a successful concrete business in
Austin.

note:
Texas SD as the state champions in football? Not sure if this was true.
Possibly the writer confused state championship with Deaf Schools Football
Team of the Year, as selected by Art Kruger

98. Brandon Reese, Texas School for the Deaf: Set a TAPPS record with
8,059 career yards rushing, including 2,991 yards and and 35 TDs as a
senior in 1999.

note:
DeafDigest Sports editor saw Brandon play in the game against Model.
Brandon was quick while carrying the ball through the interior line.

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Frederick Falcons

part of newspaper story

The team was led by QB Ron Manges and receiver “Wonderful” Wayne Randolph.
Coach Shipley was buttressed with other notables such as former college
standout Fred Burgee, who doubled as both Falcon assistant coach and
player. Two more assistants of note were William O. Lee and Richard “Bing”
Keeney. Local radio legend Tommy Grunwell even played for the team as a
stand-in for quarterback Manges while the latter was on summer camp active
duty with the Marines. The team had players ranging in age from 17 to 41,
plus had three deaf members.

full story at:
http://www.mountolivetcemeteryinc.com/stories-in-stone-blog/a-super-football-coach

note:

three deaf members

who?

Eddie Gobble
Ray Parks
Bill Zachariasen

all three played at Gallaudet.

Gobble was the team starter, and defensive signal caller at
middle linebacker. He tore up his knee in the second game of the season
and for all practical purposes, his football career was over.

Both Parks and Zachariasen were back ups on the defensive line

Gobble, incidentally, was chosen to be the head coach of Maryland
School for the Deaf’s first time ever football team in 1969. He,
however, changed jobs – working at Florida School for the Deaf
and Blind, forcing the school to find another person as the
football coach.

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college deaf swimmer

Matthew Torres

rising sophomore

men’s swimming team

Fairfield University (NCAA-I, Connecticut

part of newspaper story

He hoped that right now he’d be in Tokyo, ready to compete in his
first-ever Paralympic Games, but instead Matthew Torres spent August
getting ready to move back to campus at Fairfield University in
Fairfield, Connecticut, for his sophomore year.

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Coda football coach

part of newspaper story

Mart Head Coach Honors his deaf parents on the football field with sign languauge

MART, TX — In the game of football, every team has a way to communicate plays
on the fly, but for Mart Head Football Coach Kevin Hoffman, these signs mean a
little bit more.

Growing up with two deaf parents, Coach Hoffman believes he learned to sign even
before he could speak.

Melvin and Pat Hoffman might not have been able to hear, but that didn’t stop
them from coming to every sporting event and encouraging Coach Hoffman and his
siblings to try everything. In fact, Mel coached Kevin and his siblings, and
even played football for the 1947 national championship team for the Texas School for
the Deaf.

Coach Hoffman lost his parents six years ago, but he continue to honor
their memory by inspiring and shaping young men to always work hard and love fiercely.

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first deaf participant in Olympics (hearing)

Oskar Wetzell First Deaf Athlete at the Olympics Games

The first Deaf person in history to participate in an Olympic
Games was Oskar Wetzell, in 1908.

Oskar was born in 1888 in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, and
became deaf at the age of two.

At only 19 years of age, he participated in his first Summer
Olympics in London in 1908, where he competed in the 3-meter
springboard and 10-meter platform events

he won eight diver jump championships in Finland.

full story at:
https://www.unusualverse.com/2019/04/oskar-wetzell-deaf-olympics.html

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deaf skateboarder

Chris Weddle: An all-time skateboarding great in Kamiah

part of newspaper story

KAMIAH, Id — A couple weeks ago, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk posted a
photo of Kamiah native Chris Weddle. Weddle, a deaf skateboarder, is the
inventor of a trick formerly known as the Mute Grab, or the Mute Air.

To honor his legacy, Hawk has changed the name of the trick to something
more fitting.

Chris Weddle has been skating for over forty years. At age 54, he still
shreds.

In his prime, he was a prominent amateur on the competition circuit in
southern California, during one of the peaks of skateboarding popularity.

These days, Weddle lives in Kamiah, Id, and skates about five times a
month

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random deafsports thoughts

Will Deaf Esports replace Deaf Sports?

Hope not.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be