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DeafDigest Sports – July 3, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

- misc stuff

- Gallaudet football drum is mentioned

- deaf pro wrestler identified

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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updated deaf vs deaf football schedule, as of 6/20/15

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

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responses from two schools re their 2015 football schedules

both schools told DeafDigest Sports editor that they’re still
working on their football schedules and promised to email
DeafDigest Sports when their scheduling tasks is complete.

The third school has not responded at all

Thank you for your patience

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Gallaudet cross country

XC: Gallaudet men’s and women’s cross country fall schedule
released

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s and women’s
cross country program has officially released its 2015 fall schedule
as announced by head coach Byron Moore.

The Bison will begin the season on the Eastern Shore of Maryland as
they run in the Salisbury University Fall Classic at Winterplace Park
on Saturday, Sept. 5. Two weeks later, GU will get its first North
Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action in the Penn St.-Abington
Invitational hosted at Lorimer Park.

The month of October is a busy one for the buff and blue as four
meets highlight the slate. October starts and ends at Jamesville
Beach Park in New York. GU will run in the Cazenovia College
Invitational on Oct. 3 and return on Halloween (Oct. 31) for the NEAC
Championships hosted by Cazenovia. The Bison will make the short trip
to Towson, Md., on Oct. 10 to participate in the Goucher College
Cross Country Classic. GU stays local, a week later, at the Hood
College Open Meet (Oct. 17) at Utica Park in Maryland.

If any Bison runners qualify for the NCAA Division III Mideast
Regional Championship that will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, and the
national championship meet is a week later at the Lake Breeze Golf
Club in Winneconne, Wis.

There are no home meets for the Bison in 2015.

Gallaudet men’s ccross country schedule
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/mxc/2015-16/schedule

Gallaudet women’s cross country schedule
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/wxc/2015-16/schedule

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Maryland’s conference opponents

part of newspaper story

Mercersburg Academy, Maryland School for the Deaf, Mount Airy Christian,
St. James, St. John’s Catholic Prep and St. Maria Goretti are members of
the Independent Parochial School League

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Gallaudet football drum is mentioned

http://www.packers.com/news-and-events/article-ask-vic/article-1/Lombardis-playbook-would-be-thicker/363bb29b-4d73-4c04-853a-ea02d92ceb70

part of this story says:

do you have any favorite football documentaries you can recommend?

It.s a 1996 production called .Football America.. There are several
interesting stories within the full video. One story in particular
features the Gallaudet University football team and its big drum.
Gallaudet is a school for the deaf, and the vibration from the drum is its
snap count. It.s an unforgettable story.

note:

do read below!

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Question and Answer

Q. Why did the Gallaudet football team stop using the drum?

A. In Ed Hottle’s first season as coach (2005), the drum was
still being used for the first few games. Quarterback Jason
Coleman was uncomfortable with the drum. He liked to use ASL
to call audibles on the line of scrimmage – and it was not
possible with the continued use of the drum. Hottle agreed
and the Gallaudet Football Drum was officially dead! Was it
a good decision?

Gallaudet went 9-0 for the only unbeaten season in Gallaudet
history (club schedule, not NCAA-III schedule)

The drum is still being used in practices to tell players
to switch to different practice stations

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elite deaf athletes

Shane Van Boening

billiards (pool)

U.S. Open 9-Ball champion eyes 4th straight title
http://wavy.com/2015/07/02/u-s-open-9-ball-champion-eyes-4th-straight-title/

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college deaf athletes

Chapman – Conner Svetly, jr, football

http://www.chapmanathletics.com/sports/fball/2014-15/bios/svetly_conner_t1n2

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deaf pro wrestler identified

part of story:

A claim that an individual suffered from deafness allegedly due to head
injury when said individual has publicly stated that he was deaf since
birth.

This refers to Vito “Big Vito” LoGrasso, who said on THe Undisputed
Wrestling Show last year that “I am three-quarters deaf and I’ve been that
way my whole life. I made it, I did my thing.” The issue here is
self-evident from WWE’s statement.

http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2015/0702/597894/examining-wwe-claims-in-statement-about-new-lawsuit/

note:
DeafDigest Sports, who is not a pro wrestling fan, but loves to
keep track of elite deaf athletes (even though pro wrestling
is not really a real sport) has never heard of Vito “Big Vito” LoGrasso!

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World Deaf Basketball championships

there are three preliminary round pools

USA is in the same pool with Australia, Poland and Greece

Simply put, USA must win all three games in that pool
to be guaranteed a spot in the next round

no information on women’s pools

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DeafDigest Sports – July 2, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

- misc stuff

- deaf-blind tennis player
http://deafdigestsports.com/

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updated deaf vs deaf football schedule, as of 6/20/15

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

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college deaf athletes

Carroll – Cassidy Walter, so, women’s soccer

only played 6 of her team’s 19 games last
season as a freshman

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elite deaf athletes

Andy Owens, UK, national champion, two-wood bowls

two-wood bowls? It is an obscure sport, unpractically
unheard of in USA.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowls

for a story on Andy Owens:
http://www.bowlsinternational.com/view_article.asp?id=8577&v=mobile
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Question and Answer

Q. Goalie Hope Solo, facing Germany’s best scorer
in a penalty shot, risked a yellow card by messing
around, wasting time, etc before the kick. It
worked as the rattled German woman shot wide,
completely missing the penalty shot. Has it
ever happened in Deaf Soccer?

A. Well known Deaf Canadian leader Gary Malkowski
was the Gallaudet goalie during his student days.
Described as just an average goalie by coach
Marty Minter, Gary blocked quite a few penalty
shots one season. How was he able to do that?
He told DeafDigest Sports editor in an interview
years ago that he would distract the shooter,
clowning around, yelling and screaming, jumping
up and down, etc. It worked as these hearing
shooters missed their free kicks!

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World Deaf Swim Championships
2015 NATIONAL DEAF SWIM TEAM USA ANNOUNCED:

World Deaf Swimming Championship to be held in Texas this August

San Antonio, TX ÿÿ Led by Olympic qualifiers and World Deaf Record
Holders[1] Marcus Titus (University of Arizona ÿÿ10) and Matthew
Klotz (incoming freshman, LSU), United States Deaf Swimming (USA Deaf
Swimming) today released its 2015 World Deaf Swimming Championships
(WDSC) roster under the tutelage of  head coach Brian Bennett.  Team
USA is the defending WDSC champion as a result of edging out Russia
and Ukraine in a huge team upset win four years ago. (CNN iReport)

ÿÿI am honored to be leading such a big, diverse and talented team of
deaf swimmers,ÿÿ said USDS head coach Brian Bennett.  ÿÿWe look
forward to some great swims and renewed friendships this summer,ÿÿ
said Bennett, a member of the 2011 WDSC championship team and former
associate head coach of the Gallaudet University Swim Team where he
still holds many team and conference records (Gallaudet ÿÿ13). 

Joining Titus and Klotz will be female team captain and 2013
Deaflympian Alix Gavin from McNeil H.S., Texas, as well as veterans
Edward Freeman (Transylvania University/KY) and David Tolstyka (Texas
A&M).    The full U.S. roster, with a lot of new and outstanding
talent, is listed below and can be found on Team USAÿÿs website
http://deafswim.org/teamusa.

ÿÿItÿÿs looking like San Antonio ÿÿ15 will be an even bigger and
faster meet than the excellent competition put on by our friends in
Coimbra, Portugal 2011,ÿÿ said Doug Matchett, director of USA Deaf
Swimming and meet organizer for the San Antonio WDSC.  ÿÿOn behalf of
our country, the international deaf community and all our swimmers,
we canÿÿt wait to see all of you,ÿÿ said Matchett.

United States Deaf Swimming is a non-profit dedicated to promoting
competitive swimming for deaf swimmers of all ages.  For more
information see www.deafswim.org or follow our USA Deaf Swimming
Facebook page. 

 

[IMAGE]Team USA Roster: 2015 World Deaf Swimming Championships

Men                                        Age         Home Town

Marcus Titus*                       29           Tucson, AZ

Matthew Klotz*                    19           Cameron Park, CA

Edward Freeman*               18           Harrodsburg, KY

David Tolstyka*                    20           McKinney, TX

Nicholas Cirone                    27           San Jose, CA

Dominic Riccio                      19           Racine, WI

Christopher Martinez          18           El Paso, TX

Isaiah Skiple                          15           Fargo, ND

Marco Narvarte                    15           Kingman, AZ

Tyler Brown                          14           Fort Thomas, KY

Angelo Najera                       14           Modesto, CA

Cooper Willetts                    12**       Kingwood, TX

Women                                  Age         Home Town

Alix Gavin*                            17           Austin, TX

Elizabeth Cocker                  19           Rancho Cordova, CA

Alyssa Greymont                  18           Morgan Hill, CA

Lilly Creswick                        17           Phoenix, AZ

Kaitlyn Weatherby               17           Sewell, NJ

Grace Hale                            15           San Antonio, TX

Molly Likins                           14           St. Clair, MI

Emily Massengale 14           Bloomington, IN

Emma Doughty                     13**       Hilton, NY

Ksenia Markel                       15           University Park, MD

*Returning team members

**Youngest male and female members on record

 
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Alabama football

Alabama School for the Deaf was the first school in the
state to establish a football team!

See this posting:
Boys. basketball was the first championship sport established by the AHSAA
(1923). Boys. outdoor track followed in 1925 and boys. tennis in 1935.
Football, which got its roots as early as 1892 (Alabama School for the
Deaf) and 1898 (Barton Academy of Mobile), established its first state
playoff in 1966. Prior to that time, while no playoffs were set up,
mythical state champions were crowned by news media each year from 1920 to
1965. Girls. sports began officially in the AHSAA in 1962 with swimming,
followed in 1966 by tennis. In the 1971-72 school year, six girls. sports
were added.

full story at:
http://www.therandolphleader.com/sports/article_c34cac2a-2003-11e5-85be-2b7bf633ed31.html

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deaf-blind tennis player

Inspiring Michael is a tennis smash

http://www.yellowad.co.uk/article.cfm?id=259&headline=Inspiring%20Michael%20is%20a%20tennis%20smash

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remembering a past Gallaudet coach

Before Curtis Pride came on board as baseball coach,
Matt Lisle was the baseball coach. A Californian, he
only coached one season before moving back west.

What has become of him?

http://www.menloathletics.com/article/5964.php

Quipped a Gallaudet athletic official:
Seem like this guy is at a new school every year;
he also has a great following online through twitter and
YouTube pages on hitting drills

Note:
rather unusual for a baseball coach to switch to softball!

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softball tournament

Dallas Association of the Deaf (DAD) will host the 48th Men.s and 41st
Women.s Annual Regional Slo-Pitch Softball Tournament under the banner of
Southwest Softball Association of the Deaf (SWSAD). SWSAD has created new
Mixed Teams this year which is called COED.

The softball games will be at the Kiest Park and Recreation, one of the
finest facilities in town, on July 10-11, 2015 (next week). The location
is 2200 W. Kiest Blvd. in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas 75398.

Overall from different towns and states are 22 teams to compete in the
softball tournament. There are 9 men teams, 3 women teams, and 10 COED
teams entered the tournament, on both Friday and Saturday.

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DeafDigest Sports – July 1, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

- misc stuff

- more basketball group pictures
http://deafdigestsports.com/

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updated deaf vs deaf football schedule, as of 6/20/15

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

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Deaf basketball pictures

men’s basketball scrimmage score
USA 84 / Team Tom 80

3 more group pictures
http://deafdigest.com/2015-deaf-national-basketball-teams-more-group-pictures/

if you wish to know who the players are (jersey numbers), go to:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-usa-national-deaf-basketball-teams-pictures/

a warning: some jersey numbers do not match the roster lists!

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Question and Answer:

Q. How strong is our national men’s basketball team?

A. DeafDigest Sports editor is not taking anything for
granted. We do have outstanding players, but keep in
mind we did not win the Deaflympics the last time.
We led in the game against Venezuela, but our top
players fouled out in the dying minutes. Venezuela
took advantage of it to overtake us for a shocking
upset. While it is not the Deaflympics right now,
the World Basketball Championships is the real deal!

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college deaf athletes

Brown – Dan Giovacchini, football

has graduated and moved on

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elite deaf athletes

rugby being a popular sport in Europe and Oceania,
there are many deaf participants – and below is the
latest player

Ryan Owen, Bedford Blues, top level professional rugby team (UK)

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a past newspaper story about a deaf rower

Deaf rower helps Oakcrest girls crew team connect using sign language
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/sports/deaf-rower-helps-oakcrest-girls-crew-team-connect-using-sign/article_39d2f4d6-5600-11df-932b-001cc4c03286.html
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a today story about a deaf racer

Deaf racer Wanner finding success, breaking barriers
http://readingeagle.com/sports/article/deaf-racer-wanner-finding-success-breaking-barriers#sthash.Gtk1iF5c.dpuf

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disc golf national tournament

Deaf Disc Golf National Championship held in Appling

http://newstimes.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-01/deaf-disc-golf-national-chamionship-held-in-appling

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deaf swimming

MARCUS TITUS, MATTHEW KLOTZ AMONG SWIMMERS NAMED TO US DEAF SWIMMING ROSTER FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
http://swimswam.com/marcus-titus-matthew-klotz-among-swimmers-named-to-us-deaf-swimming-roster-for-world-championships/

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remembering Dwight Collins

part of story

Meanwhile, freshman tailback Dwight Collins received Disney’s Wide World
of Sports Spirit Award for playing college football as a deaf athlete. He
also earned a major award from the National Consortium for Academics and
Sports, which allowed him to visit the White House and meet President Bill
Clinton.

full story at:
http://www.ucfknights.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/063015aac.html

note:

one would expect that Collins, as a sensational freshman, would achieve
greater heights for the three following sasons?

No! He sat on the bench, rarely playing. The coach who recruited him
was fired, and the new coach didn’t like him

Very sad
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Faieta to Represent USA at World Deaf Basketball Championships in Taiwan
http://www.stonehillskyhawks.com/sports/wbkb/2014-15/releases/20150630lbahr9

 

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DeafDigest Sports – June 30, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

- misc stuff

- updated deaf basketball pictures link to include roster names & numbers

- a surprise swimming update

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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updated deaf vs deaf football schedule, as of 6/20/15

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

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remembering Drexel Lawson

Lawson remembered as all-time great
http://www.devilslakejournal.com/article/20150629/NEWS/150629061

note:

after graduating from NDSD, that was it in track for him

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an update to:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-usa-national-deaf-basketball-teams-pictures/

this link includes roster names and numbers

You can connect the jersey number with the player in the picture

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a deaf soccer team wins a tournament

http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/4/sport-news/96668/deaf-rhinos-fc-are-lancashire-fa-ability-counts-cup-champions
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Texas swimming

TSD Completes 3rd Season of Summer Swim League Competition

The Texas School for the Deaf just completed its 3rd summer of being
a team member of the Capitol City Summer Swim League (Austin, Tx).
The league has 9 local neighborhood-based swim teams, including TSD.
The first summer league swim team at TSD had 7 swimmers, last year
TSD had 25 swimmers, and this year, 30+ swimmers. The team is growing
each summer as more join, plus swimmers are becoming more experienced
and faster!
Members of the 2015 TSD Summer Swim Team are: 

Girls: Malinda Shayman, 5; Melanie Rubinshteyn, 6; Kaylee Hottle, 7;
DeKaylee Green, 7; Jasmine Hottle, 8; Emma Worrell, 8; Paige Worrell,
8; Zami Thompson, 8; Trinity Bradley, 8; Za’Bella Tomlinson, 8;
Brianna Doolittle, 9; Zorina Tomlinson, 10; Marissa Giuntoli, 10,
Annabelle Doolittle, 12; Grace Soechting, 12; Jordan Leach, 13, and
Jewel Rocha, 13.

Boys: Holden Ewan, 5; Xiovan Tomlinson, 6; Alen Rubinshteyn, 7; Niven
Zhang, 8; Theo Savannah, 8; Julius Cardenas, 9; Lev Shayman, 9; Tobie
Thompson, 10; Elias Worrell, 11; Joel Pennington, 12; Zacarria Stein,
12; Heydon Davis, 13; Tommy Worrell, 13; Luke Worrell, 14, Abraham
Polanco, 16.

This past Saturday, June 28, were the CCSSL League Swim Championships
that included nearly 2,000 swimmers, ages 5-18, in a “swim-off” in
which results were combined from 3 regional meets to form a
championship meet. Results were combined from all 3 meets. Ribbons
were awarded 1st through 11th place. 

The following swimmers placed with many others very close to placing
in the top 11:

2015 Capitol City Summer Swim League

Swim Off Championships

1st ? 11th Place Finishers/Ribbons

 Malinda Shayman ? 9th Place – Age 5-6 ? 25 Yard Butterfly 

Holden Ewan ? 3rd Place ? Age 5-6 ? Boys 25 Yard Backstroke

Holden Ewan ? 6th Place ? Age 5-6 ? Boys 25 Yard Freestyle

Holden Ewan ? 4th Place ? Age 5-6 ? 25 Yard Butterfly 

Alen Rubinshteyn ? 9th Place ? Age 7 ? 25 Yard Freestyle

Alen Rubinshteyn ? 10th Place ? Age 7 ? 25 Yard Butterfly 

Trinity Bradley ? 10th Place ? Age 8 ? Girls 25 Yard Backstroke 

Theo Savannah ? 10th Place ? Age 8 ? 25 Yard Freestyle 

Niven Zhang ? 6th Place ? Age 8 ? 25 Yard Backstroke

Niven Zhang ? 3rd Place ? Age 8 ? 25 Yard Breaststroke

Za?Bella Tomlinson ? 10th Place ? Age 8 ? 25 Yard Breaststroke

Lev Shayman, 9 ? 11th Place ? Age 9 ? Boys 100 Yard IM

Marissa Giuntoli – 9th Place ? Age 10 – Girls 100 Yard IM

Marissa Giuntoli ? 7th Place – Age 10 ? Girls 25 Yard Freestyle

Marissa Giuntoli ? 11th Place ? Age 10 ? Girls 25 Yard Breaststroke

 Elias Worrell ? 8th Place ? Age 11 ? Boys 50 Yard Freestyle

Elias Worrell ? 8th Place ? Age 11 ? Boys 50 Yard Breaststroke 

Grace Soechting ? 6th Place ? Age 12 ? Girls 50 Yard Breaststroke

 Zacarria Stein ? 6th Place – Age 12 ? Boys 50 Yard Breaststroke 

Jewel Rocha ? 11th Place ? Age 13 ? Girls 50 Yard Backstroke

 Tommy Worrell ? 9th Place ? Age 13 ? Boys 50 Yard Butterfly
Submitted by Coaches Nick Bannon, Kathy Cunningham, Otis Kellam
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an American deaf soccer player/coach

Deaf-initely great: Oberlin soccer coach Michael Schmid preparing for U.S. training camp
http://www.morningjournal.com/sports/20150630/deaf-initely-great-oberlin-soccer-coach-michael-schmid-preparing-for-us-training-camp

note:

in the past, no one said anything about his deafness; it was not until this year when
his deafness surfaced! No longer a big secret?

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a basketball player at Deaf World Cup

Pentz seeking hoops gold
http://www.recordonline.com/article/20150629/SPORTS/150629427

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Question & Answer

Q. Drexel Lawson (see above) is not the only great athlete
to come out of tiny North Dakota School for the Deaf.
Who was the other athlete?

A. Steve Blehm.

See this link at:
http://www.fishingbuddy.com/best-nd-basketball-playerever

Coach Henry Brenner rates Blehm as his best athlete ever.
He enrolled at Minot State, intending to play basketball
there. Unhappy at Minot State, he transferred to Gallaudet
after one semester and played basketball there, a steady
double-digit points scorer.

North Dakota no longer fields athletic teams.
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Deaf swimming

CANADIAN DEAF SWIMMING PROGRAM ANNOUNCES NEW COACH
http://swimswam.com/canadian-deaf-swimming-program-announces-new-coach/

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College deaf athletes

Austin Peay – Amber Bosworth, jr, women’s golf

http://letsgopeay.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3912

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Elite deaf athletes

Munir Muwwakkill, Florida Tarpons, X-League indoor football

helped his team win the league championship

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Australian national men’s basketball team

GOANNAS HEAD TO 2015 WORLD DEAF BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
http://www.basketball.net.au/goannas-head-2015-world-deaf-basketball-championships/

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DeafDigest Sports – June 29, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

- misc stuff

- pictures of USA national deaf basketball teams

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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updated deaf vs deaf football schedule, as of 6/20/15

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

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college deaf athletes

Appalachian State – Kate Ward, sr, women’s soccer

is listed on the 2015 roster

she didn’t play last season

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elite deaf athletes

Jeff Morrison, dirt modified racer, Illinois

his link is at:
http://www.4m.net/showthread.php?318067-DIRT-MODIFIED-Deaf-Racing-Driver-Jeff-Morrison-New-Website

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Question and Answer

Q. Have we ever had a deaf running back that rushed for over 1,000 yards
in one season in Canadian Football League?

A. Yes. Steve Ferrughelli rushed for 1,134 yards for Montreal Alouettes
in the 1974 season and helped his team win the Grey Cup (like our Super
bowl).

Was he deaf? Yes, but he probably wouldn’t admit it – his hearing
loss was described as a “hearing disorder” or “hearing impairment.”

A couple of links:
http://www.cfl.ca/article/ferrughelli_battled_handicaps_to_star
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Ferrughelli

1,000 yards is a big feat in CFL, much more than in the NFL because
CFL is a pass-first league; 10 yards must be made in 3 downs; if
a team does not make 10 yards in 2 down, then they punt on the 3rd down!

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Pictures of USA national deaf basketball teams

These teams will compete at the 2015 World Deaf Basketball Championships

the USA men’s team didn’t win the past Deaflympics; so the goal is to
win the world championship this time

pictures are at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-usa-national-deaf-basketball-teams-pictures/

will try get names of players on both teams. If successful it will be
posted in this edition

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World Deaf Tennis Championships

Nottingham, United Kingdom

The first World Deaf Tennis Championships will take place in
Nottingham from 20th to 26th July 2015.

It is the first because in the past it was Maere and Dresse
Cups, these different competition formats.

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USA National Deaf Women’s Soccer team

how good is the women’s team?

2005 Deaflympics gold medal

2009 Deaflympics gold medal

2012 World Deaf champions

2013 Deaflympics gold medal

 

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DeafDigest Sports – June 28, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

……..

Hot DeafSports News at:

- misc stuff

- just learned of a passing of a past QB with severe hearing loss

- a woman playing football or not playing football

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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updated deaf vs deaf football schedule, as of 6/20/15

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

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college deaf athletes

Eastern Mennonite, Hunter Taylor, FR, men’s volleyall

he is 6’5 tall and is a middle hitter but played sparingly
during the recently-ended season

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elite deaf athletes

Morgan Mitchell, pro rugby, New Zealand

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/provincial/10334857/Deafness-no-barrier-to-Mitchells-rugby-dreams

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Question and Answer

Q. Is it possible that some deaf collegiate athlets that spend
their entire career as benchwarmers are actually better
than their hearing teammates?

A. Yes. Hearing coaches and even hearing teammates lack patience
to communicate with their deaf teammates! This being said,
deaf athletes have to be superior in playing skills to force
hearing coaches to take notice. Deaf athletes that are
approximately equal to their hearing teammates in playing
skills are often out of luck!

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Is she or isn’t she playing football?

The DC Divas, women’s football team, roster did not
list a deaf woman – Tasha Lemke. She was with the
team past several seasons.

The roster is:
http://dcdivas.com/team/roster/current-alphabetical-roster/

Yet on the facebook, she is listed as a player!
https://www.facebook.com/DeafDCDivaPlayer

Roster and facebook not in communications with each other????

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a past newspaper story about umpire hand signals

probably same old story to us, but this issue surfaces
from time to time

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2012/01/did-umpires-develop-hand-signals-because-of-deaf-player-dummy-hoy.html

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past newspaper story

a lacrosse player that is deaf

Born Deaf, Schlitt Tunes Kutztown’s Lacrosse IQ

http://laxmagazine.com/college_women/DII/2013-14/news/041714_born_deaf_schlitt_tunes_kutztowns_lacrosse_iq
there are not too many deaf lacrosse players, though, but we do see stories
on them from time to time – even in the ultra-competitive NCAA-I
play

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The combined deaf-hearing football team

For about 20 years, from the sixties through the
eighties, there was a combined Georgia School for
the Deaf-Cave Spring HS football team.

The hearing players even played in games against
deaf schools.

This arrangement ended when Cave Spring HS closed
up its doors for good. That high school was too
small to have its own football team. Not too
many hearing players signed up to play football
with the deaf team throughout these years. One
student did – and he is currently the coach of
the Georgia team – Erik Whitworth!

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a NFL quarterback with serious hearing loss

Year 1976-1977 – Billy Donckers, a quarterback with
a serious hearing loss, played for St Louis (now
Arizona) Cardinals.

The coach had to make sure Donckers was facing him
directly in the eye when communicating with him

the story completely avoids discussing his serious
hearing loss!

http://patch.com/washington/renton/remembering-bill-donckers

 

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Jun
27

2015/06/27

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DeafDigest Sports – June 27, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

- misc stuff

- Winning the Deaf Cup

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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updated deaf vs deaf football schedule, as of 6/20/15

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

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Elite deaf athlete

DeafDigest Sports editor was finally able to
locate stats of deaf standardbred racer Rick
Macomber.

to date, as of June 26th, he is 7th ranked driver
at the Hoosier Park in Indiana. This list has many,
many racers, most of them very unsuccessful.

He has won 50 times in 428 races for purses that total
$535,217

In terms of purse earnings only, he is 4th ranked

This means he earns more than some of the drivers that
outranked him! 

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College deaf athlete

Michael Patrick, rising junior, baseball,
Morehead State

Michael Patrick spent his first two years at
Winthrop University. He transferred to
Morehead State before last year and
had to redshirt this spring, thus delaying
his baseball participation.

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Question and Answer

Q. What trend in deaf schools soccer may be
worrisome?

A. Several soccer-playing deaf schools do not
have enough players to field 11-man teams.
As a result, they play 9-man, or even 8-man
soccer. Luckily, the 11-man schools, sensitive
about this issue, have been willing to play
8 man or 9 man with these shorthanded schools.

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A deaf baseball player moves to a different sport

1st story – year 2005
http://www.raggededgemagazine.com/departments/news/000582.html

most recent story
http://hawaiiathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=12496

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Maryland SD wins Deaf America Cup

newspaper story as edited below:

Maryland School for the Deaf has won the Deaf America Cup All
Sports Champion award, an honor that determines excellence
in all sports through a points system for the 2014-2015
academic year, the school announced on Friday.

 

DeafDigest Sports’ comments:

While DeafDigest Sports is not involved with it, it should
be noted that this media awarded the Team of the
Year honors in football, volleyball, boys’ basketball and
girls’ basketball to Maryland SD. DeafDigest Sports does
not believe that the list of schools for the deaf should
be split into two divisions – all deaf schools, both big
and small, are equal even when enrollment numbers vary.

One of the key criteria is – ability to defeat hearing
teams, regardless of the sport.

A deaf school going fully unbeaten in an all-deaf schedule
does not win too many points with DeafDigest Sports.

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just for deaf basketball clubs in England

The Deaf Basketball United Kingdom oversees British
deaf basketball activity.

Yet that nation only has four registered deaf basketball
teams!

These clubs are:
London Beard
London Lions
London Lionesses (women’s)
Preston Pride

Deaf basketball is not a priority – cricket, soccer and rugby is

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European deaf soccer updates

England men defeated Ukraine men to win the bronze
Germany men defeated Ireland men to win the 5th place

(16 men’s teams took part)

this is all the information DeafDigest Sports is able
to extract

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26

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DeafDigest Sports – June 26, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

- bad news for Matt Hamill

- another deaf player signs a pro contract

- misc stuff
http://deafdigestsports.com/

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updated deaf vs deaf football schedule, as of 6/20/15

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

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deaf cricket

Almost 50 deaf cricketers to play at second ECAD T20 tournament
http://www.cricketworld.com/almost-50-deaf-cricketers-to-play-at-second-ecad-t20-tournament/41631.htm

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deaf ironman

Deaf man gives Coeur d’Alene Ironman a second try
http://www.krem.com/story/sports/ironman/2015/06/25/deaf-man-gives-coeur-dalene-ironman-a-second-try/29316575/

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deaf tennis

AISC’s move floors deaf tennis players
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/tennis/top-stories/AISCs-move-floors-deaf-tennis-players/articleshow/47824284.cms

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Question and Answer

Q. Ray Kolander, not an athlete, was a long time professor of
Math at Gallaudet. He departed us recently. What was his
most embarrassing athletic activity (again, he was not an
athlete)?

A. He was a member of the Deaf Bowling League in the
Washington, DC area. As an average bowler, he was hot
one night and bowled 11 consecutive strikes. Word got
around among all deaf bowlers and they all watched
him attempt his 12th straight strike. Very nervous,
Ray bowled a gutter ball!

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a new NCAA rule

Requirement for allowing strobe lights for deaf or hearing-impaired swimmers

it was approved yesterday by the NCAA

that rule would benefit the Gallaudet swimming team, the deaf swimmers (if any)
at RIT as well as for other deaf swimmers on hearing college teams

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college deaf athletes

Tee Shepard, FR, football, Mississippi
when spring practices ended he was slotted to be a
starter at cornerback

he didn’t play last season as a true freshman because of
a pre season injury

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Elite deaf athletes

Kirsten Miller, National Canadian womens’ hockey team

she also plays hockey for Mercyhurst University

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another deaf player signs a pro contract

No, it is not another Gallaudet player, but a deaf player
with the RIT baseball team.

The top of the story is:

ROCHESTER, NY . Former RIT baseball standout, 2015 graduate Skip Flanagan
(Framingham, MA/Bishop Feehan), signed a professional contract on June 10
with the Old Orchard Beach Surge for their inaugural season in the newly
formed North Country Baseball League (NCBL).

full story at:
http://www.ritathletics.com/news/2015/6/25/BB_0625151534.aspx

He is not the only deaf RIT athlete to play a professional sport.
The short list is at:

http://deafdigest.com/ntid-elite-deaf-athletes/

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deaf record-breaking swimmer

Stevenston swimmer is a record breaker

http://www.ardrossanherald.com/news/threetowns/articles/2015/06/25/537146-stevenston-swimmer-is-a-record-breaker/

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Bad news for Matt Hamill

Matt Hamill has this dream – to fight in his adopted home state of New York.

MMA fighting was never permitted in New York – and a bill to allow this
sport failed in the state assembly yesterday!

Why? The legislators said this sport is dangerous. More dangerous than
boxing?????

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DeafDigest Sports – June 25, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

- a big honor for Gallaudet trackster

- misc stuff

- 3 schools to go on the deaf vs deaf football schedule

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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3 schools to go!

updated deaf vs deaf football schedule, as of 6/20/15

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

3 schools have not turned in their schedules

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Gallaudet women’s track

Gallaudet’s Katie Giles earns CoSIDA Academic All-America Track & Field Second Team honors

WASHINGTON - The College Sports Information Directors of America
(CoSIDA) announced its 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America
Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Teams and Gallaudet University
senior women’s track and field runner Katie Giles (Gaithersburg, Md.)
was named to the Division III second team.

rest of story at:
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/wtrack/2014-15/releases/cosidaaaa-giles

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Question and Answer

Q. Who was the great Gallaudet soccer goalie that never played
this sport before enrolling at the university? Soccer was
the major reason he is in the Gallaudet hall of fame.

A. Al Van Nevel was the goalie on the 1959-1962 teams.
He was a basketball star that attracted offers from some
NCAA-I schools (as a hearing player). He became deaf after
high school, and so, enrolled at Gallaudet, knowing nothing
about Deaf Culture or ASL. He came out for the football team,
but knowing no ASL, he couldn’t survive. The soccer coach
came to him and asked him to join the team. Soccer goalie? The
coach said “just stop the balls from going through the goal”
and he did. And at the end of his 4-season career, he was
invited to tryout for the USA Pan American soccer team.
He didn’t make it, but the invitation was a big honor!
He passed away earlier in this century.

(yes, he also played Gallaudet basketball)

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Cuesta student to represent U.S. at World Deaf Championships

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/06/24/3695063/world-deaf-championships-cuesta.html

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College deaf athletes

U of Tenn, Martin – Macam Macam, JR, men’s basketball

he is transferring after two seasons of junior college
play. He is well-traveled because U of Tenn, Martin
will be his third college in three seasons!

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disc golf national tournament

Deaf disc golf national championship begins today
http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-24/deaf-disc-golf-championship-begins-thursday

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elite deaf athletes

Athiel Mbaha, pro soccer, Namibia

has retired from many years as a goalie;
he represented his nation in many international
(hearing) matches

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European Deaf Soccer tournament

semi finals, women’s
Turkey 4
Great Britain 0

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a story in ESPN about a deaf woman in WNBA

http://espn.go.com/wnba/story/_/id/13140600/how-stefanie-dolson-brought-best-emma-meesseman

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Deaf basketball referees

2015 DIBF International Deaf Referees are on duty for 4th World Deaf
Basketball Championships to be held in Taoyuan, Taiwan – 4th to 12th July.
Fabio Scarpa – DIBF Chief Referee / Commissioner – ITA
Chris Miller – USA
Koutsoumaris Antonis – GRE
Oscar Aloy – ESP
Manel Morilla Iglesias – ESP
Ta Lee – TPE
Alvydas Dobilas – LIT
Ronnie Milliorn – USA
Lo Johnny – TPE
Reed Tina – USA

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they have a sponsor, we don’t

Lagersmit proud sponsor of Dutch National Women.s volleyball team for deaf and hearing impaired!
http://www.lagersmit.com/lagersmit-proud-sponsor-of-dutch-national-womens-volleyball-team-for-deaf-and-hearing-impaired/
Lagersmit?
This Netherlands company works with water & canal control equipment and machinery
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Curtis Pride at an event

Come Together for Wounded Warriors
http://www.thesentinel.com/mont/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=2148:come-together-for-wounded-warriors&Itemid=323

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DeafDigest Sports – June 24, 2015

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

- a big honor for Gallaudet’s multi-sport athlete

- misc stuff

- 3 schools to go on the deaf vs deaf football schedule

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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3 schools to go!

updated deaf vs deaf football schedule, as of 6/20/15

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

3 schools have not turned in their schedules

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Gallaudet’s Elena Ciccarelli nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS – Gallaudet University senior Elena Ciccarelli
(Whitesboro, N.Y.) is one of 480 nominees for the 2015 NCAA Woman of
the Year award.

full story at:
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2014-15/ciccarelli-ncaawoty

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Florida track

All-First Coast Girls Track and Field Team

FIRST TEAM
Shot put LaTierria Hampton, Florida Deaf So. 39-7 at Last Chance Meet; state runner-up; district, region winner.

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College deaf athletes

Maria Hauer, freshman – cross country, nordic skiing and track & Field

http://www.sctimes.com/story/sports/college/2015/04/19/sport-scsu-athlete-loves-taking-challenge/26049015/

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Elite deaf athletes

Ray Merrill, boxing

http://boxingspeakspromotions.com/1st-deaf-champion-ray-merrill-ii-2/

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Question & Answer

Q. What is the difference between Elena Ciccarelli, Gallaudet’s just
graduated 3-sport athlete and Maria Hauer, who completed her
freshman season at St Cloud as a three sport athlete?

A. A big difference! Elena participated in team sports; Maria participated
in individual sports. Also, Elena completed four seasons of three sports each.
Maria has to complete her remaining three seasons with three sports each.
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first day of tournament cancelled

The National Bass Association for the Deaf 40th Anniversary Championship
event was cancelled for day one due the severe thunderstorm and strong
wind. This is the first time in NBAD.s history to cancel any day of the
three day tournament that the weather would put the anglers. safety in danger.
All 38 NBAD teams, each team consisting of 2 anglers, arrived at Oneida
Shores County Park between 5:00 am and 5:45 am. NBAD tournament director,
Mr. Rondale Ketchum, instructed all anglers to park their bass boats in
the parking lot while the severe thunderstorm was passing through from the
west.

Thunderstorms with heavy rain and wind was approaching Oneida Lake since
2:00 am. Temperatures were expected to be in the lower 70s, along with
southwest wind ranging from 10 to 20 mph, with stronger gusts up to 35 mph
in the afternoon. Mr. Rondale Ketchum, thought that it would be possible to
delay to kick off for a couple of hours. NBAD anglers were instructed by
the NABD committee to return to the Comfort Suites Hotel for a 9:00 am meeting
for the final announcement.

During the meeting, the President, Mr. Brett Ketchum made his final
announcement after a short meeting with NABD committee that the tournament
was cancelled. We would like to thank NABD committee for this concern for NBAD
anglers.

Tournament will resume today (Day 2)

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Olympic Boxing trials come to Colorado Springs

part of newspaper story

The men’s lightweights and welterweights also competed in afternoon action
at City Auditorium, but one of the competitors stood above the rest.
Julian Smith (Robbins, Ill.) is Deaf but you would never notice from
outside the ring. The welterweight put on a strong performance in his
first bout of the tournament, winning a unanimous decision over Nikolas
Vasquez (Seattle, Wash.) to advance toWednesday’s competition.

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A comment by Derrick Coleman

The question as to whether Tom Brady should have been allowed to play in
Super Bowl XLIX after being implicated in the “Deflategate” scandal is a
no-brainer to Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, who tells Newsmax
TV the answer is a resounding yes.

“I’m glad he played in the Super Bowl because I don’t care about all that
stuff. We were the best team and they were the best team and we’re playing
against each other,” Coleman said Tuesday on “The Steve Malzberg Show.”
DeafDigest Sports editor’s comment:

interesting, because Derrick never played in the Super Bowl game
against Brady. Derrick was injured and lost for the season

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