May
29

2015/05/29

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DeafDigest Sports – May 29, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

- there was a head female deaf football coach in the past

- another Ninja Warrior

- Gallaudet and Sports Illustrated

- misc stuff

- updated deaf vs deaf football schedule; 6 schools to go

http://deafdigestsports.com/
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6 schools to go!

updated deaf vs deaf football schedule, as of 5/28/15

http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-vs-deaf-football-schedule/

one school turned in its schedule, thus updating
the above link

Athletic directors & coaches, please turn in your schedule
ASAP – thanks

6 schools have not turned in their schedules

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Gallaudet athletics

Sports Illustrated honors a Gallaudet athlete

Elena Ciccarelli, a recent graduate of Gallaudet University played
three sports for four seasons (soccer, basketball and softball).
She is the only Gallaudet athlete with this such 3-sport, 4-season
feat. She is being featured in this week’s Sports Illustrated
Faces in the Crowd.

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Illinois boys’ track

qualifying for the finals

Jordan Manges, Jacksonville (Illinois School for the Deaf), 50.32

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Indiana softball

Class A

At Lutheran

Thursday

Championship

Lutheran 11, Indiana Deaf 0 (5 inn.)

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Minnesota track

Garrett Springer is a state bound in his discus event

TRACK AND FIELD
MSHSL SECTION 1A

At Triton HS, Dodge Center, Minn.

Day 2 of 2

Boys

Team scores: P-E-M 132½, Pine Island 111, Stewartville 102, Lake City 71½,
Rushford-Peterson/Houston 63, Kenyon-Wanamingo 52, La Crescent 45½,
Rochester Lourdes 45, Byron 36, Hayfield 35, Triton 29, L/FC/MC 26, Cotter
26, Blooming Prairie 20, Medford 19, Bethlehem Academy 17, Cannon Falls
15, Caledonia/Spring Grove 14, Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Southland 11,
Minnesota Academy for the Deaf 9, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 7, St. Charles 6,
Wabasha-Kellogg 2½
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Deaf college athletes

Kathryn McKinley will be playing tennis as a freshman
at Marist College

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Kenya: Cherono, Kiptum Top List as Safaricom Deaf Half Marathon Set for Eldoret This Weekend

http://allafrica.com/stories/201505290243.html

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Question and Answer

Q. Elena Ciccarella is the first Gallaudet athlete to make it
with Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd?

A. No. Easter Faafitti made it in the 2011 season. Not sure
if there were others from years way back.

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Elite deaf athletes

Rugby, pro (both Rugby Union & Rugby League)
Pete Altham, Fylde rugby club, UK

still active
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Mill Creek grad, Illinois-Chicago gymnast Trent Jarrett on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior
http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/news/2015/may/28/mill-creek-grad-illinois-chicago-gymnast-trent/

he has a hearing loss

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TENNIS PRODIGY DUCK HEE LEE SEES HIS DEAFNESS AS A WEAPON, NOT A
DISABILITY

https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/tennis-prodigy-duck-hee-lee-sees-his-deafness-as-a-weapon-not-a-disability

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First female head football coach!

email from Brent Welsch

Concerning the tidbit the other day about Louisiana naming a woman as the
head coach for football.  She may not be the first, as Janet Killam was
head coach at Nebraska during the 1996 season.  I was Janet’s assistant
that year.

(Nebraska School for the Deaf, which closed permanently, always had
a football team. This school would not drop 6-man football even when
enrollment got lower and lower each year!)

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May
28

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DeafDigest Sports – May 28, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

……..

Hot DeafSports News at:

- misc stuff

- updated deaf vs deaf football schedule; 7 schools to go

http://deafdigestsports.com/
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7 schools to go!

updated deaf vs deaf football schedule, as of 5/28/15

http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-vs-deaf-football-schedule/

two schools have turned in their schedules, thus updating
the above link

Athletic directors & coaches, please turn in your schedule
ASAP – thanks

7 schools have not turned in their schedules

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difficulty in getting games with deaf schools

Several deaf school coaches have complained to DeafDigest
Sports editor on the difficulties in getting deaf opponents
to play them. And some may think that if they avoid scheduling
strong opponents, it would boost their chances for
DeafDigest Sports Team of the Year in 8 man football and also in
11 man football.

What does DeafDigest Sports editor have to say?

In many cases, MAXPREPS pretty much decides which deaf school
(on paper) is better than the other deaf schools.

And – very important – must be able to defeat hearing teams!

an all-deaf schedule won’t help in most cases

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Minnesota track

http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/sports/article_3ff65391-7805-59da-9da1-a6a73e3747d9.html

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Mississippi track

Mississippi claims three state titles & HS Track Roundup -

Mississippi School for the Deaf girls track team came in 7th place
with 39 points out of 26 schools at the Mississippi High School
Activities Association (MHSAA) 1A State Championships last weekend.

The Lady Bulldogs won the state championship in two events with
Junior Shanieka Coleman winning the 100m with a time of 12.69
and the 4x100m relay team with a time of 51.21.

Coleman has won her third state championship in the 100m with
2014 being the exception when she finished second. The 4x100m
relay claimed their third consecutive state championship title
putting in better times each year (2013-52.66; 2014-51.43;
2015-51.21). Elise Colom finished second in the long jump at
15-11.00 and the 4x200m relay team came in third at 1:50.39.

The boys team also brought home a state championship in the
4x100m relay with a time of 44.90. The 4x200m relay team came
in at fifth place at 1:37.47. The Bulldogs earned 14 points
to finish in 12th place out of 23 schools.

Girls
100m: Shanieka Coleman – 12.69/State Champion
Long Jump: Elise Colom – 15-11.00/2nd place
Shot Put: Tarron Colom – 30-01.00/4th Place
4x100m Relay: 51.21/State Champion
4x200m Relay: 1:50.39/3rd Place

Boys
4x100m Relay: 44.90/State Champion
4x200m Relay: 1:37.47/5th Place
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1904 Gallaudet men’s basketball team

In 1904 Gallaudet started men’s basketball.

Who were on the team, coached by Ralph Neesam, that also played?

Cooper, Jackson, E. Mather, McCandles, Shulte and Winemiller

This 1904 team only played 2 games, with a 1-1 record

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What has become of Austin McKenzie, former Gallaudet athlete?

Few years ago Austin McKenzie played football and baseball
at Gallaudet.

What is he doing nowadays?

He is a professional actor, member of the Deaf West
cast in the Spring Awakenning play.

Always great to see past Gallaudet athletes move on
to diverse endeavors.

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Elite deaf athletes

Paddler:
Johan Verstraete, European paddling champion

was featured in a recent story:
http://www.supthemag.com/community/deaf-paddler-johan-verstraete/

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College deaf athletes

Monmouth – Carly Sane, SO, women’s lacrosse

played 16 games, starting none, scored 14 goals and assisted
on one goal; she is the team’s leading scorer among non-starters

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Question and Answer

Q. The Harlem Globetrotters play every night against
the same opponents (Washington Generals) that are
supposed to play dumb and to lose all the time.
Did the Generals ever have a deaf player?

A. Yes. It was Bill Schyman, who played for
DePaul University and later coached basketball
at Gallaudet. As a young man, he played two seasons
with the Washington Generals before getting tired
of these daily basketball games. Schyman played
in many national deaf basketball tournaments for
these Chicago, Buffalo and Washington, DC teams.
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getting ready for Lake Erie Open Swim

http://www.mykawartha.com/sports-story/5648266-deaf-swimmer-training-for-lake-erie-crossing-at-kawartha-swim-on-sunday/

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May
27

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DeafDigest Sports – May 27, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

……..

Hot DeafSports News at:

- misc stuff

- updated deaf vs deaf football schedule

- a big football story in Louisiana

- softball team wins first round playoff game

http://deafdigestsports.com/
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9 schools to go!

updated deaf vs deaf football schedule, as of 5/27/15

http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-vs-deaf-football-schedule/

one school has turned in its schedule yesterday, thus
updating the link above

Athletic directors & coaches, please turn in your schedule
ASAP – thanks

9 schools have not turned in their schedules

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Fremont boys track

Saturday Class A championships

At Montgomery HS

Team scores (top 20): Stuart Hall 90, College Prep 53, University 37.50,
Emery 36, St. Helena 32, Marin Academy 31, Lick Wilmerding 27, Redwood
Christian 22, Valley Christian 22, Willits 21, Fort Bragg 16, California
School for the Deaf 15, Making Waves Academy 14, Branson 12, Middletown
12, St. Bernard Catholic 11.5, Athenian 10, Urban 10, Hoopa Valley 8,
Berean Christian 6.

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Indiana softball

Tuesday’s sectional score

Class A

At Lutheran

Indiana Deaf 19, University 3. Notable: WP-Isabella Paulone, 4-for-4, 4 RBIs.
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Louisiana football
This past Friday, I stepped down as Head Football Coach at LSD. I
made this decision due to all of the other responsibilities I have
taken on since becoming Assistant Principal of Administration and
Discipline. Although it was not an easy decision to make, I felt like
the time was right to do it so the players would know before they
left for Summer vacation. I will still be in the role as an assistant
coach for the football team and continue to serve as head
Powerlifting coach.

I had a plan in place for my successor and I am happy to say that
Coach Susan Gremillion has accepted the task of leading this football
program beginning now. She was able to meet with her team on the last
day of school and the kids were very excited about her taking over
the program. She has been a very dedicated and loyal assistant for 12
seasons and I have complete confidence that the program will continue
to grow and improve under her leadership.

I am assisting her with the transition, but I want any correspondence
from this day on concerning LSD football to go to her. Her school
e-mail is: sgremillion@lsdvi.org. Her last “official” day of work for
the school year is today, so if you need to contact her, copy me on
any e-mails as I am an 11 month employee and will be here all but 2
weeks in July.

I want to thank all of you for the help and support you have given me
since my first year as head coach in 1998. I’m not going away, just
taking a step back. With your approval, I would still like to serve
as the Commissioner for the Mason-Dixon Football Conference.

I hope all of you have a great Summer.

Darren Gremillion, M.A., M.Ed.
Assistant Football Coach/Head Powerlifting Coach
Louisiana School for the Deaf
dgremillion@lsdvi.org

editor’s note: this announcement has created so much buzz with
schools for the deaf. DeafDigest Sports editor has received
emails from coaches and fans on this same story!
full newspaper story at:
http://www.bayoubuzz.com/healthcare/louisiana-coverage/item/889313-susan-gremillion-named-first-female-high-school-football-head-coach-in-louisiana-history

comment from the new coach:

I want to continue the great relationships that you all have
developed over the years.  This is quite a group of established
coaches and athletic directors that I’ll be honored to get to know
better.  You all can also text me any questions, concerns or “hey,
check your email :) ” at 225-933-5690. 
Hope you all have a restful and safe summer!

 

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Minnesota track

http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/sports/article_3ff65391-7805-59da-9da1-a6a73e3747d9.html

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Wisconsin boys’ track

DIVISION 3

UNION GROVE

Team scores. 1, Lake Country Lutheran 158; 2, Racine Prairie 104; 3,
Catholic Central 91; 4, Racine Lutheran 88; 5, Eastbrook Academy 31; 6,
Wisconsin School for the Deaf 21; 7, Williams Bay 19; 8, Hope Christian
High 16; 9, University Lake School 11; 10, Trinity Academy 10.

 

Wisconsin girls’ track

DIVISION 3

UNION GROVE

Team scores . 1, Racine Prairie 139.50; 2, Lake Country Lutheran 86.50; 3,
Catholic Central 81; 4, Racine Lutheran 78; 5, Hope Christian 44; 6,
Eastbrook Academy 33; 7, Williams Bay 25; 8, University Lake School 20; 9,
Wisconsin School for the Deaf 19; 10, Trinity Academy 16.

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Elite deaf athletes

Jockey (thoroughbreds-horse racing):
Anthony Allen, Australia

just 22 years old, already won $5,836,840 (Australian dolllars)
in prize money for his owners

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College deaf athletes

Edgewood College – Serena Tatge, FR, cross country

ran cross country but was not listed on the team’s track
and field roster this spring

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Question and Answer
 
Q. Is Susan Gremillion the first female head football coach among
schools for the deaf that field football teams?

A. DeafDigest Sports editor thinks so. There have been assistant
football coaches that were female. Vicki White was the offensive
coordinator with the Maryland School for the Deaf football team
one season during the seventies. While it was years ago, DeafDigest
Sports editor thinks Vicki was the offensive coordinator during
Maryland’s first-time ever winning season. The head coach at
that time was Charles Day.

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Derrick Coleman

The Inside Story of Derrick Coleman’s Journey from Unknown to Inspiration
http://www.seattleweekly.com/home/958684-129/the-inside-story-of-derrick-colemans

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May
26

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DeafDigest Sports – May 26, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

……..

Hot DeafSports News at:

- a 12 team “Dummy Hoy tournament”?

- a lot of misc stuff

- Gallaudet had a national champion

- a former Gallaudet football opponent is an important man in NFL

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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10 schools to go!

updated deaf vs deaf football schedule, as of 5/21/15

http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-vs-deaf-football-schedule/

Athletic directors & coaches, please turn in your schedule

ASAP – thanks

10 schools have not turned in their schedules

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Gallaudet track

Rachel Young closes college running career on high note
http://www.insidenova.com/sports/rachel-young-closes-college-running-career-on-high-note/article_c27e8468-ffdc-11e4-9cf0-5bef91213bee.html

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Wisconsin track

TRACK AND FIELD

WIAA REGIONALS today

Union Grove (3:45 p.m. field, 4:30 p.m. running): Burlington Catholic
Central, Delavan Wisconsin School for the Deaf, Duplainville Trinity
Academy, Hartland Lake Country Lutheran, Milwaukee Eastbrook Academy,
Milwaukee Hope School, Oconomowoc University Lake School, Racine Lutheran,
Racine Prairie, Williams Bay.

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Brandon White: How Deaf Skateboarding Sensation Connects With His Peers
https://www.thepostgame.com/blog/men-action/201505/brandon-white-deaf-skateboard-sense-sign-language

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a former Gallaudet football opponent becomes an important NFL administrator

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/12949817/jim-schwartz-serve-officiating-consultant-2015

Jim Schwartz played football at Georgetown University. Gallaudet defeated
Georgetown in his senior season (1987) 21-8
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Question and Answer
Q. Has Gallaudet won a natiional championship in any sport or any event?

A. Yes and no. In a NCAA sport, no; but do read on:

Denny Guinn was #1 in Canada in Air Pistol shooting and
won the National Collegiate Shooting championships; missed
out on Olympics because Canada was not invited to take
part in this event
If you don’t believe it, look at:
http://www.competitions.nra.org/documents/pdf/compete/col_champs/89-col-pist-champ.pdf

For some reason Gallaudet would not recognize his participation even
though he honored the university with his national championship.

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a comment by a former Gallaudet pitcher

after reading about suspensions of two major league
pitchers because of illegal substances, a
former Gallaudet pitcher (many years ago) made this
comment:

I was stupid and innocent when I was a young pitcher at Gallaudet
and Gaylord Perry never taught me how to doctor the ball.

(he was being sarcastic because Gaylord Perry was famous for
hiding his spitballs in the major leagues. He is in the
Hall of Fame)

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College deaf athletes

Missouri-Kansas City – Jacob Hockman, SO, track

was listed on the roster, but did not participate in any meet

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Elite deaf athletes
Hockey, women’s:
Meghan Agosta, National Canadian women’s hockey team
still active as member of national Canadian women’
hockey team and also professionally with
Montreal Stars of women’s hockey league

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a 12 team “Dummy Hoy tournament”?

http://www.parasport-news.com/twelve-teams-preparing-for-south-korea-deaf-baseball-championship/9227/

editor’s note:

our Dummy Hoy tournament has 6 baseball teams; their tournament has 12 teams.
Deaf baseball more popular there than here??????

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May
25

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DeafDigest Sports – May 25, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

……..

Hot DeafSports News at:

- Gallaudet earns #1 honor in nation

- misc stuff

- a big golf tournament

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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10 schools to go!

updated deaf vs deaf football schedule, as of 5/21/15

http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-vs-deaf-football-schedule/

Athletic directors & coaches, please turn in your schedule

ASAP – thanks

10 schools have not turned in their schedules

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Gallaudet sports

Gallaudet University Athletic Social Media ranked No. 1 in NCAA
Division III

http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2014-15/d3socialmedia

editor’s note:
it is not surprising. Gallaudet is a national university, same
as with West Point, Navy and Air Force. People from everywhere
in USA follow Gallaudet sports.

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2015 United States Deaf Golfers Championships

The 2015 United States Deaf Golfers Championships will be held at
Worthington Manor Golf Club in Frederick, Maryland on the week of
July 13 – 17, 2015.  The golfers are competing for individual
rankings and spots for 2016 World Deaf Golfers Championship in
Copenhagen, Denmark. 

For more info – check www.usdeafgolf.org or www.mddga.org and click
“2015 USDGC” on upper right.

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Australian deaf basketball team
http://www.mudgeeguardian.com.au/story/3099730/jordan-woolmer-aiming-for-world-titles/

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Good vibrations key for rising motocross star with hearing loss
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Good-vibrations-key-rising-motocross-star-hearing/story-26568086-detail/story.html

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College deaf athletes

Cason Sherrod, freshman, Texas A&M baseball

as a reliever, only pitched 3 games, totalling 3 innings
this season
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Elite deaf athletes

Golf, pro:
Kevin Hall, USA

no updates on him this season

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Question and Answer:

Q. Where is Tyson Gillies in minor league baseball after
the Phillies terminated his contract?

A. Playing for the San Antonio team in the San Diego
Padres minor league system

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24

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DeafDigest Sports – May 24, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

……..

Hot DeafSports News at:

- misc stuff

- a big golf tournament

http://deafdigestsports.com/

………………………………………….

10 schools to go!

updated deaf vs deaf football schedule, as of 5/21/15

http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-vs-deaf-football-schedule/

Athletic directors & coaches, please turn in your schedule
ASAP – thanks

10 schools have not turned in their schedules

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deaf chess

Sonia clinches 1st SAARC Int’l Deaf Chess women’s title
http://thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2015/05/24/93845

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Deaf Marathon

Deaf runner clinches second in marathon
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20150523/local/deaf-runner-clinches-second-in-marathon.569331

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Hot issue in Great Britain

former Deaflympics president Craig Rowley hosted a
national conference this weekend, inviting many
speakers to address this issue – should Deaf Sports
include the hearing? Or should it be kept separate?

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Question and Answer

Q. Should the deaf include the hearing in sports?

A. The advantage is $$$$$$$$. We have no $$$$$$$$
while hearing have plenty of $$$$$$

The disadvantage is loss of control. When deaf work
with hearing on Deaf Sports, hearing wins control.

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College deaf athletes

Linfield – Abigail Heringer, fr, golf

was supposed to play golf this season, but is not
on the roster

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Elite deaf athletes

Derrick Coleman, Seattle Seahawks

will he make it again with the Seahawks?
He was always a borderline player, playing in an
obsolete position (fullback) and on special
teams. We will wait and see.

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DeafDigest Sports – May 23, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

……..

Hot DeafSports News at:

- deaf in American Ninja program

- misc stuff

- a big golf tournament

http://deafdigestsports.com/

………………………………………….

10 schools to go!

updated deaf vs deaf football schedule, as of 5/21/15

http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-vs-deaf-football-schedule/

Athletic directors & coaches, please turn in your schedule

ASAP – thanks

10 schools have not turned in their schedules

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Gallaudet track

Gallaudet’s Katie Giles earns CoSIDA Academic All-District Track & Field First Team honors
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/wtrack/2014-15/releases/cosidaalldistrict

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St Mary’s boys track
 

The Bison’s took on Health Science and Oracle for the last meet of
the season.  Christian Lawrence took 1st place in the 1600m.  This
concludes our track season.  Please see below for results.

2015 St. Mary’s School for the Deaf Boys Track Results

May 20th 2015

Health Science 50…..St. Mary’s 36…Oracle 6

Long Jump          Ian Smith (10’10″) 1st Place….Christopher Martin
(10’0″)

Triple Jump        Isa Habeeb (29′ 2″ PR)…….Dalton Planty(28’6″
PR)

Shot Put               Cole Rodgers (24’1″)…Adnan Ahmed (14′
7″)…Dalton Planty (26’4″)

Discus                   No Event

High Jump          No Event

100M                      Adnan Ahmed (18.94)…Martin (17.76
PR)….Ian Smith (16.35 PR)

1600M                  Christian Lawrence (6:49.2)1st
Place…..Kassim Kassim (7:07.3)

                                 Drew Cannizzaro (7:26.7)

400M                     Habeeb (1:12.4)….Martin (1:34.8 PR)

800M                     Lawrence (2:45.9 PR)….Kassim(3:38.1)

200M                     Planty
(30.03)…Rogers(37.63)…Ahmed(40.79)

3200M                  No Event

4 x 400                  Habeeb/Lawrence/Planty/Kassim…..(5:28.4)

4 X 100                 
Cannizzaro/Smith/Ahmed/Rodgers….Disqualified

Personal Records (PR) = 6

Points Scored

 

Christian Lawrence          8.75

Dalton Planty                     5.75

Isa Habeeb                         5.75

Kassim Kassim                   5.75

Ian Smith                             5

Christopher Martin         3

Drew Cannizzaro              2

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2015 United States Deaf Golfers Championships

The 2015 United States Deaf Golfers Championships will be held at
Worthington Manor Golf Club in Frederick, Maryland on the week of
July 13 – 17, 2015.  The golfers are competing for individual
rankings and spots for 2016 World Deaf Golfers Championship in
Copenhagen, Denmark. 

For more info – check www.usdeafgolf.org or www.mddga.org and click
“2015 USDGC” on upper right.
 
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South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
Deaf Chess tournament

Three players are sharing lead in the points table with full 2 points in
men’s section of the 1st SAARC International Deaf Chess tournament being
held at the hall room of the Bangladesh Chess Federation in the city,
reports BSS.

They are Obaidul Islam Shahin and M Aminul Islam Lipon of Bangladesh, and
Suraj Kumar Shrestha of Nepal.

In the women’s section, Alefa Akhter Nupur and Sonia Khatun of Bangladesh
are jointly leading the points table with maximum 2 points after 2nd
round.

(editor’s note: chess is a serious sport among the deaf in much of the
world – except in USA!)

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a deaf person on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior show

Kevin Garrison, who is deaf, and teaches English to
hearing students at Angelo State University, will be
participating in the NBC’s American Ninja Warrior show.
His participation will be aired sometime next month.
He has been training for the program for nearly a year.
DeafDigest editor does not know if he uses ASL?
Possibly not because he teaches hearing classes.

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Elite deaf athletes

Jeff Courtney, Maryland, MMA fighter

he is new to MMA fighting

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College deaf athletes

La Roche – Colin Feikles, SR, baseball

hit .331 in 31 games, missed 14 games due to an
injury; 39 hits in 116 at bats; 4 homers and 37
ribbies (among the team leaders, considering the
fact he missed so many games)

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Question and Answer

Q. Who was Emil Ladner and why was a deaf British
sports researcher so interested in him?

A. He was an avid chess player, and helped organize
the US National Deaf Chess Association. He passed
away some years back. A British deaf sports
researcher, without mentioning chess, wanted to know
why Ladner was not in the deaf sports hall of fame!
DeafDigest Sports editor had to explain that chess
is not a major activity among the deaf in USA and
that we have no such honors for top deaf chess players!

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22

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DeafDigest Sports – May 22, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

……..

Hot DeafSports News at:

- misc stuff

- a future Olympian? (not Deaflympics)

- a Clarke School sports irony

http://deafdigestsports.com/

………………………………………….

10 schools to go!

updated deaf vs deaf football schedule, as of 5/21/15

http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-vs-deaf-football-schedule/

one school has turned in its schedule yesterday, thus
updating the link above

Athletic directors & coaches, please turn in your schedule
ASAP – thanks

10 schools have not turned in their schedules

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Florida sports

St. Johns Sports Club honors county’s best varsity athletes

one of the honored athletes is Florida School for the Deaf and
the Blind senior Shua Clay earned 12 varsity letters in volleyball,
basketball, track and tennis

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Indiana baseball

Traders Point 11, Indiana Deaf 0

Indiana’s baseball season is over
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Minnesota track

http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/sports/article_74b5926a-482b-5f08-b6b8-cbaa56ade934.html

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St Mary’s girls track

2015 St. Mary’s School for the Deaf /Girls Track Results

MAY 20th, 2015

SMSD 35…Health Science…23….Oracle….3

The Lady Bison’s wrapped up their track season as well as their
entire 2014-2015 sports campaign with a tri-meet against Oracle
Charter and Health Science Charter schools.  The Lady Bison’s have
worked hard all season and we wanted to end on a high note.  As usual
the girls dominated the field events with Tracy White taking 1st
place in the jumps and Jasmine Hollingsworth taking 1st in shot put. 
Sabina Bajgai was excited to compete on a 400 meter track and took
1st place in the 1 mile run with a PR (personal record).  Lastly,
Vaughntasia Hawkins ensured our overall victory by participating in 4
events and picking up two 2nd place finishes and a 4th place finish. 
This was Vaughntasia’s last competition in her sports career at SMSD
so please wish her congrats.

Long Jump          Tracy White (12’6 ½”) 1st Place/ Vaughntasia
Hawkins (10’4″)2nd Place

Triple Jump        Tracy White (F)

Shot Put               Jasmine Hollingsworth (28’3) 1st Place/ Elise
Watson (11’2 1/2″)

Discus                  

High Jump         

110 HH                

300 IH                  

100M                    Tracy White (15.56) 2nd Place/Vaughntasia
Hawkins (16.38) 3rd Place Place/ Moontaha Shalbi (18.44)

1600M                  Sabina Bajgai (7:26/PR) 1st Place

400M                    Cameron Cole (1:27.22) 3rd Place/ Vaughntasia
Hawkins (1:30.76) 4th Place /Amanda Martinez (1:31.12)

800M                    

200M                    Tracy White (34.56) 4th Place/Vaughntasia
Hawkins (35.19)

3200M                 

4 x 400M              

4x200M               

4 X 100M              

Personal Records (PR) = 1

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Elite deaf athletes

Flemington migrant defies tragedy, sets sights on Olympics
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/north-west/flemington-migrant-defies-tragedy-sets-sights-on-olympics/story-fnrvvn43-1227363770725
 
Is he deaf?

Part of story says:

Muse was born in Ethiopia with a significant hearing impairment and didn.t start speaking until age eight.

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Question and Answer

Q. Clarke School for the Deaf no longer fields athletic teams
because as the main campus have closed. Did this oral school
play games against schools for the deaf?

A. Yes – but Clarke athletes were kept separate from the
signing students. An example was the Clarke-Rhode Island
soccer game. When the game ended, instead of students
mingling with each other in the post-game cafeteria,
the Clarke coach had the students eat at the far end of
the dining room, as far as possible from the Rhode Island
team.

The basketball game between Clarke and Mystic years ago
was amusing. When the game ended, and both schools
mingled with each other, the Clarke players were horrified
to see Mystic players using sign language. Mystic was an
oral school but the teachers and coaches looked the other
way when the students signed to each other. Mystic
closed for good in 1980.

And as a matter of great irony, some of the important
deaf sports leaders graduated from Clarke School
for the Deaf. They were not allowed to sign as
students, but years later, signed freely while
functioning as leaders!
 
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College deaf athletes

Hawaii Manoa – Pono Tokioka, SO, men’s golf

not among team leaders in average per round
(78.5 per round average) but was the team’s
best finisher (tied for 5th) in one meet
and his season’s low of 68 was the 2nd
lowest on the team. Has problems with
consistency season long

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DeafDigest Sports – May 21, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

- Learning Center vs American in girls’ softball

- updated deaf vs deaf football schedule

- misc stuff

- a deaf lacrosse player

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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10 schools to go!

updated deaf vs deaf football schedule, as of 5/21/15

http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-vs-deaf-football-schedule/

one school has turned in its schedule yesterday, thus
updating the link above

Athletic directors & coaches, please turn in your schedule
ASAP – thanks

10 schools have not turned in their schedules

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Learning Center softball

Season Ending Softball

Wednesday, May 20 -

American School for the Deaf came to Framingham to play against the
Lady Ghosts in slo-pitch softball.  It was a really windy day and the
pitchers had to pitch against the wind, resulting in nearly over 40
walks allowed. The Lady Tigers got off to a good start, leading 24 to
8 after two innings.  The Lady Ghosts were very patience at bat, and
made two big hits – a Grand Slam by Sabrina Rodrigues and 2-rbi
double by Neyshkady Melendez.  Due to timing and TLC still at bat,
the game had to stop, resulted in a big comeback and a win over ASD,
26 to 24.

Hats off to both teams for playing their best against the windy
condition and special thanks to two volunteers for umpiring the game,
John Monahan and Bruce Saperstein.   

The softball season has ended – 0 wins and 6 losses in fast pitch
softball; 2 wins and 0 loss in slow pitch.  

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a deaf lacrosse player

http://www.sasklifestyles.com/sports/indoor-sports/sieben-is-a-gifted-and-resilient-athlete-1.1941979

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Elite deaf athletes

Adam Evans, England, MMA fighter

6-1 record (1 knockout, 3 submissions, 2 decisions); sole defeat was by submission

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college deaf athletes

Fairmont State – Madi Trent, FR, women’s golf

played last season but not this season; no reason
was given

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Question and Answer

Q. Paul Rabil, the world’s best professional lacrosse player,
has a lifelong hearing loss, but is he really deaf?

A. Paul has affiliated himself with non-ASL national hearing
loss organizations. More likely he functions as a hearing person.

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deaf body builder

it was learned that we have a new body builder that is
deaf – Katie Jean

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Australian deaf basketball

http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/3092455/jordan-to-take-on-the-world/

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DeafDigest Sports – May 20, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

- Florida football game last night

- updated deaf vs deaf football schedule

- a picture of a deaf kick boxer

- misc stuff
http://deafdigestsports.com/

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updated deaf vs deaf football schedule, as of 5/20/15

http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-vs-deaf-football-schedule/

one school has turned in its schedule yesterday, thus
updating the link above

Athletic directors & coaches, please turn in your schedule
ASAP – thanks

there are still some schools that have not turned in their
schedules

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Florida football

We hosted Harvest Community Warriors of Jacksonville for our 2015
Spring game.  The game ended 6-0 in favor of the visiting Harvest
team.  Both teams were evenly matched all night and there were some
good football plays made.

There were also lots of room for improvement that we will be working
on over the summer and in the fall.  We will build on the positives
that we saw tonight and work to fix our negatives.  A big kudos to
the 2nd team offense and defense for playing the entire 2nd half to a
0-0 scoreless tie.  As you will see in the statistics below, we had a
team effort on both sides of the ball.

We opened the game on defense and Harvest managed to move the ball
down field slowly but surely and with the aid of an offsides penalty
on us on 4th down, punched into the endzone to take a 6-0 lead.  On
our first offensive play, we botched the center/quarterback exchange
and lost the fumble to Harvest.  Our defense stepped up and we
managed to get the ball back.

Our second offensive possession was much better as we methodically
chewed up yards and got what we thought was a touchdown run by Cedric
Scott.  We saw a referee signal touchdown and 6 points were put up on
the scoreboard.  However, the head referee overruled him and said
that Scott was out of bounds.  We did not know that and tried a 2-pt
play that went bad (lost 8 yards).  As we jogged off the field to
send in the defense, we were told it was 2nd down.  Our offense was
not able to get it in the endzone after that.

The rest of the night, both offenses were able to move the ball but
stalled every time we were in the red zone.

Our defense forced 2 turnovers- an interception by Samy Vital and a
fumble recovery by Taylor Lufkin which was forced by Cedric Scott.

SCORING SUMMARY
1q, 1:03- Harvest 13 run (2-pt fail)

INDIVIDUAL STATS
RUSHING
A.Wallace 8-53, E.Bristol 10-31, Q.Galpine 5-30, D.Cumberland 5-28,
C.Scott 8-27, E.Ynirio 3-22, L.Hurtado 3-8

PASSING
T.Ames 0-1, S.Vital 0-1

DEFENSE
Z.Williams 4t 1pd, J.Philyor 6t 1sk, A.Wallace 5t, Ames 5t, Vital 3t
1int 29yds, DJ D’Angelo 3t, Bristol 2t 1sk, Holmes 3t, Scott 1t 1ff,
Lufkin 1fr, Mack 2t, Cumberland 2t 1tfl, Combs 1t, Touahri 2t

(t=tackles, tfl=tackles for loss, h=qb hurries, pd=pass defensed,
ff=fumbles forced, fr=fumbles recovered, sk=qb sacks)

We will resume football practice August 3 for football camp.

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Indiana baseball

sectionals pairings

Bethesda Christian (5): Bethesda Christian, Greenwood Christian,
Indiana Deaf, Tindley, University.

Tindley vs. Indiana School for the Deaf

winer to face Bethesda Christian

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Minnesota track

Faribault Daily News article on sub-section track meet: 
http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/sports/article_166ceb29-649e-5a15-bc7f-0125b633ea50.html

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Elite deaf athletes

Fighting, all types:
Joey Brozovich, kickboxer, Canada

see a picture of himself in action
http://deafdigest.com/picture-of-deaf-kick-boxer/

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College deaf athletes

Cumberland – Alex Dozier, JR, baseball

is on the roster but did not play a game this season
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Question and Answer

Q. Why do some college baseball coaches try to recruit
deaf pitchers?

A. So that they can serve as batting practice pitchers,
saving arms of the team’s best pitchers. This was the
accusation by a former college pitcher, frustrated
on not being given an opportunity to pitch in real
games!

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An automobile rally driver is deaf

http://www.menafn.com/1094218936/Deaf-Drivers-Gutsy-Performance-In-Nissan-Patrol-In-Jeddah-Rally

a car rally is sort of “orienteering” on wheels

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