2021/02/25

DeafDigest Sports –-  February 25, 2021

Hot DeafSports News at:
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barry@deafdigest.com
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—- random deafsports thoughts

— remembering a past Gallaudet football opponent

— first basketball game of season

— Oklahoma boys’ basketball

— punishing a deaf wrestler

— a past Gallaudet basketball coach

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Gallaudet football

remembering a past Gallaudet football opponent

Wesley College has played Gallaudet in different
sports, football included.

Wesley College athletics is no more. This college
was bought by Delaware State University.

Delaware State University made a decision, to shut down
Wesley athletics.

Gallaudet has had some interesting football games
against Wesley in the past.

In 1953, Gallaudet defeated Wesley 40-0 to bring the
won/lost record to 2-2. It was to be the last game
of the season – because this scheduled last game
was snowed out – in November!

In 1988, winless Wesley defeated 6-3 Gallaudet
13-0 in the last game of the season. It was to be
coach Bob Westerman’s last football game he
coached at Gallaudet.

In 1989, under new coach Rich Pelletier, 7-3 Gallaudet
lost 40-28 to Wesley. One of the Wesley player was a
NFL prospect, a former University of Maryland defensive
back who was kicked out of college.

In 1990, again under coach Pelletier, Gallaudet lost
17-8 to Wesley.

Im 1998, Gallaudet, enroute to a 7-2 conference co-championship
season, defeated Wesley.

Never again, would Gallaudet play against Wesley in football.

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a past Gallaudet basketball coach

a headline that says:
Boston College Coaching Candidate Profile: Vermont Head Coach John Becker

A mid level head coach with local ties, Becker is a name that has been
popular with many candidate lists.

note:
Becker began his collegiate basketball coaching career —- at
Gallaudet before he moved on.

It is not an easy decision. Becker is already a coaching legend
at Vermont. At universities on Boston College’s level, coaches
come and go – even though pay is much higher than what he is
earning at Vermont.

Is money everything or it is not everything?

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Maryland girls’ basketball

High School Varsity Girls Basketball Game #1

Maryland School for the Deaf vs. Saint Maria Goretti (JV)

1      2     3     4   =   Total
MSD –    15    7   10   12  =      44
SMG –     3    17   11  14  =     45

MSD

C. Lummer – 14 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals, 4 assists
C. Salit – 25 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists
H. Weiss – 3 points, 13 rebounds, 5 steals, 3 assist, 1 block
L. Froehle –  3 rebounds, 1 steal
K. Fuller  – 2 points, 7 rebound, 1 steal, 1 assist, 1 block

Team FG: 15
Team 3-FG: 4 (3 C. Salit, 1 C. Lummer)
Team FT: 2-7

SMG

A. Warren – 5 points
H. Green – 6 points
A. Crowderzy – 5 points
A. Jackson – 2 points
A. Stewart – 12 points
A. Fulton – 15 points

Team FG: 14
Team 3-FG: 5 (1 A. Warren, 2 A. Stewart, 2 A. Fulton)
Team FT: 2-5

Record: 0-1

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Oklahoma boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

Malik Brown made sure the Springer High School boys basketball team lived
to play another day as he led the Cardinals in scoring on Saturday during
a 50-31 win over Oklahoma School for the Deaf.

another newspaper story

Roff boys continue strong playoff run

… continued their dominant run through their Class B Area Tournament
Friday night, knocking off Oklahoma School of the Deaf 86-18 in the championship
game.

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punishing a deaf wrestler

reprinted from yesterday’s DeafDigest Mid-Week edition

— referee punishes a deaf wrestler

Paul Ruff, who is deaf, was wrestling in the Nebraska State
wrestling tournament championship finals. Just to play
it safe, Ruff’s coaches advised the referee of his deafness.
Did it help? No. Ruff could not understand the gestures
of the referee, who was wearing a mask. While the referee
gestured, Ruff misunderstood, and as a result was given
a penalty point for “not following” instructions.
It was a major factor in the hearing wrestler winning
the state championship. If it is any consolation,
the champion wrestler got a lot of criticism on
the social media for defeating a deaf wrestler
who could not understand these “masked” instructions.
Why didn’t the referee accommodate Ruff’s deafness?
We shall never know!

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random deafsports thoughts

Do read the wrestling story above.

Today’s newspapers have said that the angry family
of the deaf wrestler has demanded an apology
from from the Nebraska State High School Athletic
Association

and

a championship final wrestling rematch between
the hearing wrestler and the deaf wrestler.

is this going to happen?

Normally referees’ decisions are final and cannot
be changed. Yes there are video reviews in
NFL but that’s another matter.

As a kid, DeafDigest Sports editor was at bat in
a hearing baseball game. The pitch from the pitcher
was very high. The catcher had to leap up from his
crouch to catch the wild pitch.

What did the umpire do? Called it a strike.

Yes, DeafDigest editor as a kid was VERY angry
about it. But a Strike 3 is Strike 3 and therefore
a strike out!

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com
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Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

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.

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

a vlog is at:
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2021/02/16

DeafDigest Sports –-  February 16, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts

— Indiana boys’ basketball

— Kevin Hall, golf

— Gallaudet men’s basketball team was coached by a woman

— a sole cross country runner

— Riverside announcement

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Gallaudet sports

n My Own Words: My experience at the 2021 NCAA Emerging Leaders
Seminar by Hannah Neild

From Feb. 3-5, Gallaudet University’s Hannah Neild had the chance to
participate in the 2021 NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar, a professional
development event that provides leadership, educational and transitional
programming for current graduate assistants and interns from NCAA member
schools, conference offices and affiliate organizations

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/ncaaels-recap

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Gallaudet men’s basketball team was coached by a woman

Long time, now retired, volleyball coach Peg Worthington
served as assistant coach with the men’s team in the
1983-84 season.

The head coach was Michael Rosenbaum and he was unable
to coach the first game of an invitational tournament
against Montreat College because his wife was expecting
birth of a baby. Worthington led Gallaudet to a 84-81
win.

Rosenbaum came back. The win over Montreat was so
exhausting that the team was in no condition to
face Bluefield State in the finals and lost
93-62.

note:
this tale was shared by former player Kevin Smith,
and passed on to DeafDigest Sports editor just
few days ago.

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Indiana boys’ basketball

newspaper scores

Southwestern Shelby 74 Indy School for the Deaf 36

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Riverside sports announcement

School is still closed indefinitely and when/if school announces
reopening, it won’t be till at least 6 weeks from the day the school
announces that campus will be open.

With that said, we apologize but we have to cancel all games in the month
of March (up to March 31st).  We hope that we can return to campus some
time this spring.  Fingers crossed.

Again, this is not what we wanted to hear or know but nothing much ado
about it.

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Washington cross country

This school in Washington state had a sole cross
country runner.

Newspaper header said:

Three Rivers Christian wins region’s first 1B cross country …
… Oakville and the Washington School for the Deaf put out one runner
apiece

note:
paywall (pay to read) prevented DeafDigest Sports editor from
reading the full story

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Kevin Hall, golf

prior to entering the Pebble Beach Open on sponsor’s
exception, how has he been doing in the lower levels
of pro golf?

He has three wins in the last four years on the APGA Tour

APGA tour stands for Advocates Professional Golf Association.
This association encourages Black golfers to exceed in
pro golf.

Pro golf is so competitive that golfers are cut after
two rounds even if they finished one or two shots above
par!

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random deafsports thoughts

Kevin Hall, who is the world’s best deaf golfer,
competed at the Pebble Beach Golf tournament
on a sponsor’s exception.

How did he get the exception? The Advocates Pro
Golf Association, a golfing organization for top
minority golfers, makes pushes for exceptions for
these golfers at big time golf tournaments.

This is not Hall’s first exception and most likely,
not his last one!

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………

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

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.

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

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

2021/02/10

DeafDigest Sports –-  February 10, 2021

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

—- random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet track

— Florida girls’ basketball

— Indiana girls’ basketball

— Mississippi basketball

— Oklahoma boys’ basketball

— Bonnie Sloan, NFL’s first deaf player

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

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Gallaudet track

ROSEMONT, Pa. – While the Gallaudet University men’s and women’s track and
field program are not able to compete during the 2020-21 season due to the
COVID-19 pandemic, the Bison student-athletes have continued to excel in
their academics. The Gallaudet track and field program landed 27
student-athletes on the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Fall
2020 All-Academic Team as announced by the conference office this week.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/mtrack/2020-21/releases/csac-fallacademic

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Florida girls’ basketball

Varsity Girls Basketball: The season is officially ended

What a short, strange season we had this year!

This season should be our year to reveal our dream team. The Lady Dragons
team consisted of four seniors (all four years of high school), four
juniors, one
sophomore, and two eighth graders. Our seniors were Lourdine Jordonne,
center, Ja’Myra Harris, shooting guard, Taria Pellicer, guard, and Keliah
Williams, post. Our
juniors were Olivia Brown, point guard, Cassidy Dainty, center, Elise,
post, and Zaniesha Williams, guard. Our one and only sophomore was Oceana
Brown, guard. We
had two baby Lady Dragons, Kayla Debrow, center, and Ivabella Essex,
guard. We had a new assistant coach, Lindsay Stergio, joining our Lady
Dragons team and head
coach Joy Fraychineaud (fourth year).

We had about 3 and 1/2 weeks before our first game against Bishop Snyder.
On our first day of practice, we realized we had a short practice. In the
past, we usually
have 2 hours to 2 and 1/2 hours, but with COVID-19 precautious, our
practices were only 1 and 1/2 hours.  We shared the gym with our Varsity
boys. We had two or
three days without practice due to Tropical Storm Eta. Our 3 and 1/2 weeks
turned to 2 weeks or less of practices.

The Lady Dragons had our first away game on November 19th. However, we
were not physically and mentally prepared well against Bishop Snyder. We
lost by 36 points.
However, we didn’t let it stop us. We practiced harder. We won our first
game against Crescent City. We had our first home against Halifax Academy.
We had amazing
fans (dorm students, cheerleaders, and staff) at the games. We also had
fabulous fans (parents, families, friends, FSDB Community, and Deaf
Community) cheering
through live-streaming. We won by 29 points. After that game, we were
well- prepared for Interchalen. We felt that we were physically and
mentally ready for them.
Unfortunately, they had to cancel our game due to their insufficient
number of players. We played our fourth game and second home game against
Crescent City. We
beat them by 37 points. We felt so great about that win, but we knew we
must be well-prepared for St. Joseph Academy and the other two games
before the Winter
Break. Out of precaution, we had to cancel three games, and then all the
Athletics games for the remainder of this season. (FYI: St. Joseph Academy
is now 18-0. I
do wonder if we could beat them. We planned to play against them twice. I
believe WE CAN, but we will never know.)

It was so heartbreaking for our Lady Dragons and other teams, but our
girls understood the importance of health and safety. We didn’t have any
competitive season in
January, but our Lady Dragons still showed up working hard in the gym and
weight room. We maintained to ensure that we stayed healthy. We continued
with cloth face
mask usage and social distancing protocols.

Our final record was 3-1. During the competitive season, we always aimed
for winning more games. We hoped for 17-1. We also wanted to play and win
the Clerc Classic
at California School for the Deaf in Fremont and Mason Dixon Girls
Basketball Tournament at Alabama School for the Deaf. They cancelled
hosting the tournaments.
However, we are very much looking forward to next year’s basketball season
and tournaments!

Coaches are very proud of our Lady Dragons for their hard work,
dedication, and positive attitude on and off the court. Coaches are also
grateful for Lady Dragons’
great support from home, school, and dorm. We couldn’t do this without
their families, teachers, dorm staff, and FSDB community .

Lastly, coaches and teammates will miss having our four amazing seniors
(Lourdine Jordonne, Ja’Myra Harris, Taria Pellicer, and Keliah Williams).
They were
four-year basketball players. Their career record is 44-29. You could see
that they had a great career. They won the Mason Dixon Girls BB
championship in 2019, 2nd
place in 2020, and 3rd place in 2018 . They also earned the Sportsmanship
Award in 2018. They finished 6th place at the Clerc Classic in 2020.

Below is our Statistical Leaders:

Full info on FSDB Team Page at www.MaxPreps.com

Team scoring (games, points scored)

4 Games

Total: 153 points

Average: 38.3 points

Team defense (games, points allowed)

4 Games

Total: 87 points

Average: 21.8 Points

Scoring per game:

Olivia Brown (Jr): 3 games, 48  points, 16.0 ppg

Lourdine Jordonne (Sr): 4 games, 35 points, 8.75 ppg

Oceana Brown (So): 4 games, 18 points, 4.5 ppg

Cassidy Dainty (Jr): 4 games, 14 points, 3.5 ppg

Ja’Myra Harris (Sr): 4 games, 11 points, 2.75 ppg

Free Throws Made and Percentage:

Ja’Myra Harris (Sr): 4 games, 3/4, 75%

Keliah Williams (Sr): 3 games, 3/4, 75%

Oceana Brown (So): 4 games, 7/10, 70%

Taria Pellicer (Sr): 4 games, 2/4, 50%

Olivia Brown (Jr): 3 games, 2/4, 50%

3-Point Made and Percentage:

Oceana Brown (So): 4 games, 1/2, 50%

Taria Pellicer (Sr): 4 games, 1/3, 33%

Rebounds per Game:

Lourdine Jordonne (Sr): 4 games, 36 rebounds, 9.0 rpg

Keliah Williams (Sr): 3 games, 16 rebounds, 5.30 rpg

Cassidy Dainty (Jr): 4 games, 21 rebounds, 5.25 rpg

Kayla Deborw (8th), 2 games, 10 rebounds, 5.0 rpg

Taria Pellicer (Sr): 4 games, 13 rebounds, 3.25 rpg

Assists per Game:

Olivia Brown (Jr): 3 games, 7 assists, 2.7 apg

Oceana Brown (So): 4 games, 8 assists, 2 apg

Ja’Myra Harris (So): 17 games, 22 assists, 1.3 apg

Lourdine Jordonne (Sr): 4 games, 5 assists, 1.25 apg

Cassidy Dainty (Jr): 4 games, 4 assists, 1.0 apg

Keliah Williams (Sr): 3 games, 3 assists, 1.0 apg

Kayla Derbow (8th): 2 games, 2 assists, 1.0 apg

Steals per Game:

Olivia Brown (Jr): 3 games, 15 steals, 5.0 spg

Oceana Brown (So): 4 games, 19 steals, 4.75 spg

Lourdine Jordonne (So): 4 games, 11 steals, 2.75 spg

Ivabella Essex (8th): 3 games, 7 steals, 2.3 spg

Taria Pellicer (Sr): 4 games, 6 steals, 1.5 spg

Zaniesha Williams (Jr): 4 games, 4 steals, 1.0 spg

Blocks per game:

Kayla Debrow (8th): 2 games, 3 blk, 1.5 bpg

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Indiana girls’ basketball

Sectional 58 at Bethesda Christian
Games: Tuesday, Indiana Math and Science (4-12) vs. Traders Point
Christian (5-12), 7 p.m., Friday, Indiana Deaf (7-14) vs. Bethesda
Christian (14-6), 6 p.m., Riverside (14-5) vs. Game 1 winner, 7:30 p.m.

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Mississippi School f/t Deaf

Varsity girls
MSD 51
South Jones 56
28.6 in Overtime due (Their School Administrator stopped the game).

Record 4-7  ( 3 Senior players)

MSD boys  “ Both coaches agreed Forfeit”
South Jones

Record 0-13 ( 4 Senior players)

Basketball is Over!!!!!

Varsity girls – All America
Alexis Roberts (SR)
Raegan Hendrix (SR)
Mary Enow (SR)
Korea McCray (JR)

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Oklahoma boys basketball

2-9-21
We hosted Thackerville High School for our homecoming basketball game for
the last game of our basketball season.  It was a good game again.  We had
foul troubles,
but we made it to win with overtime.  We had excellent bench players to
cover with my first five players who had foul troubles.  Here are our
result:

Thackerville (6-10): 56
OSD (4-4): 60
Overtime

Senior Isaiah Holt: 38 pts, 12 rebs, 1 blk, 5 stls
Sophomore Ayden Arbertha: 10 pts, 3 rebs, 1 ast. 1 st;
Freshman RyJan Reninger: 5pts, 7 rebs, 4 asts, 3 stls
Senior Jordan Scism: 3pts, 17 rebs, 1 blk
Junior Pablo Gomez: 2 pts, 3 rebs
Senior KJ Lokeijak: 2 pts, 2 rebs, 8 asts, 1 blk, 4 stls

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Bonnie Sloan, NFL’s first deaf player

https://www.wilsonpost.com/community/appreciating-when-the-crowd-got-loud/article_8c14106e-6755-11eb-9b54-3f04bcbb64b8.html

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random deafsports thoughts

There is often a red flag with a past deaf athlete that
tells DeafDigest Sports editor that he turned down
a NCAA-I athletic scholarship offer in favor of
enrolling at Gallaudet.

And then at Gallaudet, that athlete never joined
the team in his sport!

A fact or an exaggeration on the part of that
past athlete?

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

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.

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

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

2021/02/03

DeafDigest Sports –-  February 3, 2021

Hot DeafSports News at:
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—- random deafsports thoughts

— Deaflympics announcement

— ESDAA announcement

— Mississippi basketball

— Oklahoma girls’ basketball

— Oklahoma boys’ basketball

— dedication to the Father of Maryland football

— Gallaudet top athlete in national seminar

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for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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dedication to the Father of Maryland football

David M. Denton, the past long-time superintendent
of Maryland School for the Deaf, has departed us.

He loved all sports with a passion and would talk
sports during teachers’ break time!

He was the assistant football coach with the
1960 North Carolina School for the Deaf
team that reached the state championship finals
before losing.

He became the new Maryland SD superintendent
in 1967 and one of his top athletic priorities
was to establish football on the campus. In
fact he pushed hard for this sport and found
funding to make this sport possible.

No Denton, no MSD football. This is his heritage
to Maryland sports.

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Gallaudet sports

Gallaudet’s Hannah Neild selected to 2021 NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hannah Neild will represent Gallaudet University next
month at the 2021 NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar from Feb. 3-5. This
professional development event provides leadership, educational and
transitional programming for current graduate assistants and interns from
NCAA member schools, conference offices and affiliate organizations. The
three-day virtual program educates, develops and connects selected
participants and equips attending young professionals with the skills
necessary to accelerate their career progression in college sports.

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

note:

DeafDigest Sports editor will always acknowledge Hannah’s
participation in Gallaudet athletics for two reasons.

She was a rarity, an established NCAA-II basketball player
(Merrimack College, now transitioning into NCAA-I) that
transferred to Gallaudet.  As with all colleges all over
USA, athletic transfers are a way of life – Gallaudet has had
its share of NCAA-I and NCAA-II transfers but they had borderline
NCAA-I/NCAA-II athletic skills. Not Hannah.

Also, she was a top athlete in three sports she played at
Gallaudet – women’s soccer, women’s basketball and softball.
It is rare for athletes, even on the NCAA-III level to play
three varsity sports. Not Hannah.

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ESDAA announcement

the ESDAA organization, have decided to cancel our annual ESDAA Track
Tournament due to many member schools not participating
due to their state/region/district’s regulations related to COVID-19.

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Deaflympics announcement

part of posting as translated to English

The 24th edition of the Summer Deaf Olympics , which would take place
between December 5 and 21 of this year, with the University of Caxias do
Sul as its priority seat, was postponed to occur between May 1 and 15,
2022. The definition occurred in the afternoon this Monday, February 1st,
in a meeting of representatives of the Plural Committee for the
organization of the event

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Mississippi basketball

Varsity girls
MSD 38
Bayou Academy 54

Record: 4-7

MSD 26
Bayou Academy  62

Record 0 – 13

Next Game 2/4 @ South Jones

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Oklahoma girls’ basketball

Oklahoma School for the Deaf high school girls
OSD vs Springer on  2/1/2021
OSD 19 – Springer 42

Points:
Sophomore Ashlei Miller 2 points
Sophomore Kisharra Belarde 6 points
Freshman Shakayla Simmons 5 points
Junior Brook Queen 6 points

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Oklahoma boys basketball

2-2-21
Springer High School had good sizes with even a 6’8′ tall player.  We ran
well with a 10-0 score in the first quarter.  But they changed the plays
which stopped us
so well the rest of the other quarters. Actually, I’m so proud of my boys
who worked so hard to meet their level of toughness and abilities with
Springer High
School.  Here was our result:

Springer (14-5): 66
OSD (3-4): 44

Senior Isaiah Holt: 22 pts, 4 rebs. 1 ast, 4 stls
Freshman RyJan Reninger: 10 pts, 7 rebs, 3 asts. 1 blk
Senior KJ Lokeijak: 6 pts, 4 rebs, 4 asts, 1 blk, 2 stls
Sophomore Ayden Artherbra: 2 pts, 8 rebs, 3 asts, 2 blks, 1 stl
Senior Jordan Scism: 2 pts, 3 rebs, 1 stl
Sophomore Cayden Ducharme: 2 pts, 3 rebs

Next Game: Will host Maud High School this Thursday at 1:30 pm

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random deafsports thoughts

saw this posting re the famous Replacements movie

Before I start talking about Hardball, I want to correct one mistake I
made when discussing The Replacements last week. I had meant to give the
film credit for its positive portrayal of a deaf man who was still really
good at sports. That kind of representation is still incredibly hard to
find even 20 years later, and it was a credit to the movie that they at
least took that one seriously and gave deaf kids someone like themselves
as a hero on the big screen.

note:
The Replacements movie, about the fictional Washington NFL football
team involved in the 1987 players’ strike, featured a fake-deaf
actor as a Gallaudet football player.

The coaches, in the story, said he would have been drafted if not
for his deafness.

It is the first and only time a Gallaudet athlete, either real or
fictional, has been featured in a full length movie.

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

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.

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

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

2021/01/30

DeafDigest Sports –-  January 30, 2021

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

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

—- random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet football

— Gallaudet men’s swimming

— Alabama basketball

— Indiana girls’ basketball

— Mississippi basketball

— Oklahoma boys’ basketball

— Texas sports

— remembering Steve Blehm

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Gallaudet football

GU places eight on ECFC all-academic list along with 14 on the honor roll

WASHINGTON – The Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) announced
it’s 12th annual all-academic honorees Friday and Gallaudet University had
eight recipients.

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

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Gallaudet men’s swimming

GU men’s swimming team earns CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Honors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – For the first time in program history, the
Gallaudet University men’s swimming and diving program was recognized by
the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) with
a Scholar All-America Team Award. The Bison men’s team, 12
student-athletes, posted a team grade point average (GPA) of 3.59 during
the fall semester to earn this honor.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/mswimdive/2020-21/releases/cscaa-fallscholar20

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

remembering Steve Blehm

https://news.prairiepublic.org/post/steve-blehm-basketball-star

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Alabama basketball

ASD’s basketball season has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

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Indiana girls’ basketball

newspaper score

Indpls Shortridge 42, Indiana Deaf 36

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Mississippi School f/t Deaf

Varsity girls
MSD 46
Park place Christian 32

Record: 4-6

MSD 36
Park place Christian 69

Record O- 12

Next Game 2/2 Bayou Academy @ MSD for SENIOR NIGHT

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Oklahoma boys’ basketball

1-27-21
It was a very good and hot game with Life Christian Academy.  We were off
during the first half.  We also got very cold shooting. Our FG average in
the first half
was 22%.  At the halftime, Life Christian 21 OSD 12.  Very low score.  We
had to change the plays for the second half.  Finally we started to catch
up slowly until
the 4th quarter.  Then, we got fired and scored 21 unanswered points and
stopped them so well. Here was our result:

Life Christian (9-5): 45
OSD (3-3) – 48

Senior Isaiah Holt: 27 pts, 13 rebs, 3 asts. 7 stls
Freshman RyJan Reninger: 8 pts, 7 rebs, 3 asts, 4 blks, 1 stl
Sophomore Ayden Arbertha: 6 pts, 4 rebs, 1 ast, 1 blk, 2 stls
Junior Pablo Gomez: 4 pts, 2 rebs, 1 ast, 2 stls
Sophomore Cayden Ducharme: 2 pts, 1 reb
Senior KJ Lokeijak: 1 pt, 8 rebs, 4 asts. 2 stls

Next game: We will host Wynnewood High School next Monday.

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Texas sports

No sports since Jan 5.

We re on stage 5 right now.

Can start sports again if stage moves back down to 4 or less

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random deafsports thoughts

with respect to the Steve Blehm link, the 1970’s era
was an interesting one for Gallaudet basketball.

Blehm, and another high volume scorer Ernie Epps
both played during that era. Yet the team did not
win too many games, and the turnover of head coaches
was high.

University of Maryland showed interest in Epps but he
enrolled at Gallaudet.

Minot State offered Blehm a basketball scholarship; he
accepted but only stayed a semester and quickly
transferred to Gallaudet.

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2021/01/26

DeafDigest Sports –-  January 26, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts

— Indiana girls’ basketball

— Mississippi basketball

— Mississippi football

— Oklahoma boys’ basketball

— Oklahoma girls’ basketball

— Hank Aaron tweet

— game cancellation

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game cancellation

from a tweet

from USA Deaf Basketball (USADB) on the upcoming
National Basketball Tournaments and High School
All-Star Basketball Games has been cancelled
for the second year in a row.

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Indiana girls’ basketball

Sectional 58 (at Bethesda Christian)

Bethesda Christian, Indiana Math and Science,
Indiana Deaf, Riverside, Traders Point Christian

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Mississippi basketball

Mississippi School f/t Deaf

Varsity girls
MSD 46
Park place Christian 32

Record: 4-6

MSD 36
Park place Christian 69

Record O- 12

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Mississippi football

brand new football field

https://www.facebook.com/MississippiSchoolForTheDeaf/videos/have-you-been-wondering-about-the-football-fieldtrack-well-wed-like-to-share-the/422479995617217/

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Oklahoma boys’ basketball

Maysville is a pretty good team and even big school.  They are in A class,
and we are just B class (small school).  Our players didn’t even give up.
We already got
caught up to 9 points close with Maysville before halftime.  I appreciated
my boys who had made a hundred efforts to do their best!  Here are the
result:

Maysville – 64
OSD – 40

Record: 2-3

Senior Isaiah Holt: 24 pts, 5 rebs, 2 asts. 1 blk, 5 stls
Freshman RyJan Reninger: 6 pts, 6 rebs, 1 ast, 1 blk, 3 stls
Junior Pablo Gomez: 3pts, 4 rebs
Senior Dallas Lowry: 3 pts
Senior KJ Lokeijak: 2 pts, 9 rebs, 3 asts, 2 stls
Sophomore Ayden Ducharme: 2 pts, 4 rebs, 1 stl

Next Game: We will host Life Christian Academy on Tuesday January 26th.

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Oklahoma girls’ basketball

The Oklahoma School for the Deaf girls high school
team played Maysville on January 22, 2021.

OSD 16 – Maysville 69

Junior Nacorra Johnson 2 points
Sophomore Kisharra Belarde 6 points
Freshman Shakayla Simmons 5 points
Junior Brook Queen 3 points

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Hank Aaron tweet

from a tweet

Hank Aaron the baseball player was legendary but may still be 2nd to the
humanitarian he was.. specifically, for my family, In his work for the
deaf and hard of hearing! He was such a gentleman and being around him was
like meeting royalty. Rest in Honor King

note:
DeafDigest Sports editor does not know anything about it

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random deafsports thoughts

college coaches come and go.

Gallaudet, on NCAA-III level, is no exception.

Pedro Braz resigned from his soccer coaching job
at Gallaudet.

Where is he now?

Head soccer coach at Montgomery College in Maryland.

Why is DeafDigest Sports mentioning it?

Because Gallaudet, as a NCAA-III program, is a notch
above Montgomery College, which is a junior college.

Normally coaches move on – seeking to climb upwards on
the coaching ladder! This one is different.

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2021/01/22

DeafDigest Sports – January 22, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts

— Indiana girls’ basketball

—- Oklahoma boys’ basketball

— Oklahoma girls’ basketball

— Kevin Hall’s next pro golf tournament

— dedication to a departed Gallaudet athlete

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dedication to a departed Gallaudet athlete

DeafDigest Sports dedicates this edition to
Robert Svehla, a past Gallaudet baseball and
soccer player, that departed us.

He played Gallaudet baseball and soccer
in the sixties.

He was a goalie with the soccer team, but
he didn’t get to play too much – for one
reason – the starter was Al Van Nevel,
whose play merited an invitation to tryout
for the USA national Pam-American team.

In baseball, he was a pitcher. While he was never
a #1 ace, he had pretty good games – shutting down
Georgetown University for 4 or 5 innings as a
reliever until he got tired. And in the 1966
season when Gallaudet won the Potomac
Intercollegiate Conference co-championship,
he won two key games that kept Gallaudet
in contention.

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Indiana girls’ basketball

newspaper score

Indiana Deaf 56, Indiana Math and Science Academy 23

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Oklahoma boys’ basketball

I noticed all my players started to get better and better as we actually
had short practices.  They are just getting there as close enough they can
be ready for a
normal game without any excuses.  My boys did great teamwork when we
played with Millburn High School.  Here are our result:

Milburn 17
OSD 56

Senior Isaiah Holt: 29 pts, 9 rebs, 4 asts, 7 stls
Junior Pablo Gomez: 9pts, 2 rebs,
Senior KJ Lokeijak: 4pts, 5 rebs, 4 asts
Freshman RyJan Reninger: 2 pts, 5 rebs, 3 asts, 2 stls\
Sophomore Omarion Crawford: 2 pts, 1 reb, 2 asts
Junior Eliam Pabon: 2 pts
Senior Dallas Lowry: 2pts, 5 rebs, 4 asts, 2 stls
Sophomore Shannon Lewis: 2pts 1 reb
Senior Jordan Scism: 2 pts, 4 rebs, 2 asts, 3 blks
Sophomore Cayden Ducharme: 2pts, 4 rebs, 1 stl

Record: 2-2

Next game:  We will host Maysville High School tonight.

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Oklahoma girls’ basketball

Oklahoma School for the Deaf vs Milburn on January 21, 2021
OSD 9 – Milburn 41

Sophomore, Kisharra Belarde 6 points
Senior, Kayleah Chebultz 3 points

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elite deaf athlete

Kevin Hall’s next pro golf tournament

part of a posting

Kevin Hall has memories of Pebble Beach from the last time he competed
there in 2006. By no means does he know every inch, but he does appreciate
the footsteps that came before him. In the days before he tees it up there
again next month, Hall will do his homework. He’ll familiarize himself the
best he can.

And he’ll relish the history.

“I am pretty excited to play such iconic courses, being able to walk the
same fairways as the game’s greats,” Hall said. “I am especially looking
forward to playing against the world’s best golfers.”

Hall, 38, will play next month’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on a sponsor
exemption for the second time. At age 2, Hall lost his hearing because of
H-flu meningitis, but began playing golf at age 9. He has communicated
since using sign language, and answered Golfweek’s questions about his
upcoming opportunity by email.

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random deafsports thoughts

Fanwood vs New York Military School during the fifties and
sixties in basketball and baseball (and football during the
fifties).

Fanwood beat them in some games.

Did the past president play against Fanwood in basketball
and lost to them?

The Fanwood people is waiting for the school to reopen to
do research in the past school year books.

Yes, there were tales at the school about the past
president – so need to look up the facts!

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2021/01/20

DeafDigest Sports – January 20, 2021

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— Mississippi boys’ basketball

—- Oklahoma boys’ basketball

— Oklahoma girls’ basketball

— Texas girls’ basketball

— elite athlete, possible NASCAR racer

— highest tennis rating by a deaf pro

— past CFL deaf player

— deaf school basketball team may have played against a past USA president

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Mississippi boys’ basketball

Mississippi School f/t Deaf
Varsity boys
MSD 51
Delta Academy 64

Record 0-11

1/21 @ Mount Olive – Cancelled

Next Game 1/25 Park place Christian @ MSD

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New York (Fanwood) boys’ basketball

Past president Trump attended New York Military
Academy.

That school played against Fanwood in all
sports in the past (basketball, football
and baseball).

Did Trump play on any of these teams
that had games against Fanwood?

Trump has never talked about his participation
in sports, except for golf.

There was a tweet some time ago of Trump
playing basketball and losing the game
against Fanwood.

True or not true. There may be some research
into it.

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Oklahoma boys’ basketball

I believed all of my players were not even ready, due not enough of our
practices.  But they will get there real soon because they didn’t give up.
Fox High School
is the one who always has a good team for decades.

OSD – 27
FOX – 64

Senior Isaiah Holt: 18 pts, 11 rebs, 2 blks, 5 stls.
Junior Pablo Gomez: 3 pts, 3 rebs, 3 stls.
Senior Jordan Scism: 2 pts, 9 rebs.
Sophomore Ayden Arbertha: 2 pts, 4 rebs, 1 blk, 3 stls.
Freshman RyJan Reninger: 1pt, 1 asst, 2 stls.
Senior KJ Lokeijak: 1 pt, 1 reb, 1 ast, 2 stls.

Record: 1-2

Next game: Thursday, will host Milburn High School.

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Oklahoma girls’ basketball

Oklahoma School for the Deaf girls score report
OSD 9 – Fox 57

Sophomore, Ashlei Miller 2 points
Sophomore, Kisharra Belarde 5 points
Freshman, Shakayla SImmons 2 points

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Texas girls’ basketball

state rankings

TAPPS 4A

1. Lubbock Trinity Christian, 7-6; 2. Tyler Bishop Gorman, 16-5; 3.
Lubbock Christian, 12-5; 4. The Woodlands Legacy Christian, 11-3; 5. Austin Texas
School for the Deaf, 5-2; 6. Houston Cypress Christian, 7-6; 7. SA Lutheran, 9-1;
8. League City Bay Area Christian, 7-6; 9. Dallas Shelton, 4-2; 10. Tyler
All-Saints, 6-6.

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highest tennis rating by a deaf pro

part of a posting

It’s wonderful to see that she has overcome such adversity to qualify for
a Grand Slam. The South Korean player, Lee Duck-hee who reached #130 in
2017 was born deaf. On the tennis court, he can hear vibrations but must
rely on hand gestures to pick up line calls and the umpire.

note:
there are 1,814 pro tennis players. This means this deaf player
ranked among top 7 percent.  That was in 2017, four years ago.

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past CFL deaf player

part of posting

Michel Bourgeau looks back on ten-year CFL career

One thing not many people realized is that I have a hearing impairment,
and because of it use hearing aids. Obviously when I played I never wore
them on the field, so in a sense when I was out there was in my own world.

That said, Tyrone Jones, a linebacker with Winnipeg, was a non-stop
talker. Not only would he make plays all over the field, he made sure to
let you know he was the guy making the play. I played him a few times when
I was with Ottawa and then more frequently when I went to Edmonton. He’d
yak a lot. One time I was getting him going during a special teams play
and finally one of his teammates nudged him and said, “Don’t waste your
time, he can’t hear you anyways.”

note:
He played for Ottawa and Edmonton.

He is deaf, but functions as a hearing person and does not use ASL.

He played college football at Boise State University

His career spanned 1984 and 1993 seasons.

He was drafted by the NFL but chose to play in the CFL because
it was much easier for Canadian citizens to have a longer career
in CFL as compared to NFL.

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elite deaf athlete

part of newspaper story

Keenan Tully, the British stock car driver who is planning to move to the
United States to climb the NASCAR ladder starting later this year,
recently discussed his plans with Beyond the Flag.

Keenan Tully, who hails from Norwich, England, United Kingdom, has been
racing stock cars since he was 12 years old. The soon-to-be 21-year-old
currently races in a class called Stock Rods, and this year he is
competing in a class called American Cup Cars UK, where he races miniature
NASCAR-style cars with Yamaha Motorcycle Engines around the United
Kingdom.

In October, Tully plans to make the big move from the United Kingdom to
North Carolina as he aims to make a career for himself in NASCAR in the
United States.

“I am hearing impaired, and I used to have a hearing aid, which I stopped
wearing due to social anxiety,” he noted. “I use racing as my release from
struggling to hear and communicating with people

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random deafsports thoughts

Could the deaf compete in NASCAR races?

Why not!

But there is always a problem – lack of sponsorship funds.

A deaf person who used to race cars said:

to race as a hobby, yes, but to race full time, must have
sponsorship funds.

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2021/01/13

DeafDigest Sports – January 13, 2021

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— random deafsports thoughts

— Mississippi basketball

— Oklahoma girls’ basketball

— Oklahoma boys’ basketball

— national deaf basketball tournament cancelled

…………………….

Mississippi basketball

Varsity girls
MSD 39
Bayou Academy 38

Alexis Senior made winning shot

Record 3-6

MSD 27
Bayou Academy 69

Record 0-10

Next Game 1/19 “only boys” @ Delta Academy
Next Game 1/21 @ Mount Olive

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Oklahoma boys’ basketball

Whew, it was a very hot game.  It was our rival game with Mill Creek High
School.  We had score lead changes for 15 times.  Finally got a 2 point
score to lead with
4 seconds left to make it to win.  I’m so proud of my boys who did not
give up since we didn’t have enough to practice.  They did play with their
heart to complete
the game.  Here was our result of that game.

MHS-13-17-12-13=56
OSD-13-20-8-16=57

SR Isaiah Holt – 35 pts, 5 rebs, 12 stl, 4 ast, 4 blks, SR Jordan Scism –
10 pts, 7 rebs, 1 ast, FR RyJan Reininger – 6 pts, 7 rebs, 2 ast, 1 blk, 2
stls, SR KJ
Lokejiak – 2 pts, 9 ast, 1 stl, SO Ayden Arbertha – 2 pts, 8rebs, 1 ast, 2
stls, SR Dallas Lowry – 2 pts.

Next game:  Fox High School on January 19, 2021

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Oklahoma girls’ basketball

Game vs. Ryan on 1/11/2020
OSD 8 – Ryan 65

Scorers for OSD:
Senior- Kayleah Chebultz 4 points
Sophomore- Kisharra Belarde 2 points
Freshman- Shakayla Simmons 2 points

The high school girls basketball game info.
OSD vs Mill Creek on 1/12/2020
OSD 22 – Mill Creek 44

Points:
Freshman, Shakayla Robinson 10
Freshman, Zoey Chebultz 2
Sophomore, Ashlei Miller 3
Sophomore, Kisharra Belarde 5
Junior, Brook Queen 2

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national deaf basketball tournament cancelled

National Deaf Basketball Organization
has cancelled its 2021 tournament.

This tournament is being planned again
at Lancaster, PA sometime in 2022.

This is because of the pandemic concerns.

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random deafsports thoughts

What is the difference between National Deaf
Basketball Organization and the
USA Deaf Basketball Organization both of which
host their own national tournaments?

NDBO tends to host the tournament in the summer
whereas USADB hosts its own tournament in the
spring.

Deaf players and deaf teams have their choice
to affiliate with either (or both) tournaments.

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2021/01/12

DeafDigest Sports – January 12, 2021

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— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet track

— Gallaudet football history on display at hall of fame

— Alabama sports

— Oklahoma boys’ basketball

— college soccer recruit

— elite deaf softball umpire

…………………….

Gallaudet track

CSAC features Gallaudet men’s and women’s track and field coach Byron
Moore

ROSEMONT, Pa. – Gallaudet University men’s and women’s track and field
coach Byron Moore was the subject of the Colonial States Athletic
Conference (CSAC) Friday Feature on January 8.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/mtrack/2020-21/releases/moore-csac

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Gallaudet football history

Gallaudet football history on display in College Football Hall of Fame

ATLANTA – The lobby in the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame has a
new display featuring the Gallaudet University football program and its
history of being Home of the Huddle™. The new Gallaudet display debuted
this week and will be in the College Football Hall of Fame for the next
two months.

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

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Alabama sports

Yes, we are going to play basketball games this year. We may play 6-7
games and an area tournament in February.

First bb game: Saturday, January 23

Track is still on

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Oklahoma boys’ basketball

We didn’t even have basketball practices until last Sunday after we got
cleared from covid and returned to OSD.  We had one practice left before
the game started.
I knew my players were not ever ready.  Luckly,  I already gave them my
instructions at home exercises.   But overall, not bad for the first game.
We played with
Ryan High School last night.  Here was our result:

Ryan – 67
OSD – 49

Record: 0-1

Next game:  We will play our rival Mill Creek High School tonight.

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college soccer recruit

Owen Jacobs
rising freshman
men’s soccer
Belhaven University (Mississippi, NCAA-III)

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elite deaf softball umpire

USA SOFTBALL ELITE UMPIRE MICHAEL ELKINS SHARES HIS LIFE JOURNEY TO
BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE USA SOFTBALL UMPIRE PROGRAM

story as abbreviated

I am Michael Elkins!  I am a USA Softball Elite Umpire!

At the age of two I got a serious ear infection that caused my hearing to
be diagnosed as legally deaf.

I was introduced to USA Softball and started traveling out of state
to work tournaments. It was then that I found out the potential of what
USA Softball umpiring could offer me and how it could help me grow.

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random deafsports thoughts

As an afterthought regarding Belhaven University
(see above soccer),

The past football coach was Joe Thrasher (2009-2013).

He previously served as head coach at Mississippi School
for the Deaf 2001-2003)

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