2021/07/17

DeafDigest Sports  –-  July 17, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts

— football updates

— Gallaudet updates

— Florida football

— Mississippi girls’ basketball

— first deaf athlete to win Olympics gold

— deaf referee in soccer

— remembering 1987

— USA deaf men’s soccer

— deaf trainer with a pro team

— deaf basketball on TV

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football updates

so far, 14 schedules turned in

so far, 3 schools said they will turn in schedules

so far, 4 schools are not having teams this season

To coaches and athletic directors:
if you have already completed your schedules, please
email barry@deafdigest.com

thanks!

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Gallaudet sports

passing of Dreher

Passing of Dr. E. Ronald Dreher, former professor and chair of the
Department of Physical Education and Recreation

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2021-22/ronalddreher

note:

Dreher, in the past, oversaw operations of the Gallaudet
athletics department. At that time, up to mid-eighties,
athletics was part of his responsibilities. To better
serve Gallaudet, then-president Jerry Lee, split up
both departments, appointing Bob Westermann as Gallaudet’s
first full time athletic director, in addition to his
football head coaching duties. Dreher stayed with his
primary duties with the Department of Physical Education
and Recreation.

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Gallaudet –  past U of Texas football player

Gallaudet ran this headline:
Gallaudet Appoints Brad Hermes as CFO

Do not know if he is deaf or not, but the story said
he played football at U of Texas.

Player on football scholarship or a walk-in? Again,
do not know.

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Florida football

We are still trying to fill Oct 2 with a HC game against
another Deaf opponent.

If not, our HC will be 10/14 vs Hope Christian.

note:
the scheduling goal of all deaf football schools is to
always find a deaf opponent for their homecoming day
games. Some seasons, finding a deaf opponent is
impossible! Deaf football fans love these deaf vs
deaf games.

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Mississippi girls’ basketball

one of candidates for state girls’ basketball player of the year

Female Basketball Player of the Year: Zykeria Anderson, Raymond; Madison
Booker, Germanton; Samya Brooks, Pontotoc; Simaru Fields, Gulfport;
Areyanna Hunter, Louisville; Rhema Pegues, Olive Branch; Debreasha Powe,
Maridian; Kennedy Ransom, Madison Central; Alexis Roberts, Mississippi
School for the Deaf; Meloney Thames, Choctaw Central; Macie Walker,
Belmont; Taylor Woodhouse, Southaven.

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first deaf athlete to win Olympics gold

part of posting

Jeff Float found purpose in the swimming pool, ultimately winning gold in
the 4×200 freestyle relay swimming event at the 1984 Olympics in L.A.

Float, who was the first legally deaf American athlete to nab a medal in
the games.

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deaf referee in soccer

there was a newspaper write up about Matt Ayyash, who is
deaf and has been certified as Nova Scotia’s first
and only deaf soccer referee.

First and only? Just let us accept the fact that
we do have a deaf referee in soccer in Nova Scotia

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remembering 1987

part of newspaper story about the 1987
San Bernardino Spirit minor league
baseball team.

One of the players was a deaf relief pitcher.

note:
No name was mentioned but DeafDigest Sports
thinks it was Von Weschberg, son of deaf
moviemaker Peter Wolf. He was said to be
hard of hearing, not deaf, but no matter.

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USA deaf men’s soccer

part of newspaper posting

There are 37 men competing for 23 spots on the United States Deaf Men’s
National Team.

“Training is basically the same. It’s high-level training,” USDMNT player
Matthew Eby said.

Eby played in the USL — playing for Real Maryland FC — and has been a
part of two Deaf Men’s National Teams (2005 and 2009).

one player from London but was born in the United States) Eby mentioned
having this team is great for deaf athletes.

note:
Eby played soccer at Gallaudet. He is currently athletic director
at Wisconsin School for the Deaf, which does not field a soccer team,
just football.

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deaf trainer with a pro team

part of newspaper posting

Former Rivermen athletic trainer Max Finley, who finished his first
season at the Double-A ECHL in 2020-21 with South Carolina, was a
co-winner of the league’s athletic trainer of the year award. Finley is
deaf, and while working with the Rivermen skated internationally in the
Deaflympics.

note:
ECHL is one of the four professional minor leages in pro hockey;
approximately ranked 2nd strongest among these four leagues.

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deaf basketball on TV

according to a newspaper story, Nike and FIBA have agreed
to 11-Year deal to add 8 sports to TV networks.

One of the 8 sports is basketball, and it has included
International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD)
competition as one of these various basketball
federations.

TV people are fickle, and while they say deaf
basketball could be televised, will it be?

As always, stay tuned!

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random deafsports thoughts

One reason why DeafDigest Sports is disappointed
with Deaflympics – is that many deaf participants
do not play in their sports during off-Deaflympics
years but train hard at the last minute to get
ready for the Deaflympics.

Do they join local hearing teams in their sports?

Do not really know!

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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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2021/07/10

DeafDigest Sports  –-  July 10, 2021

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

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

—- random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet updates

— NIL at Gallaudet?

— football updates

— Maryland football

— Tennessee track

— Texas special football game

— college deaf athletes – baseball and softball

— Greco-Roman wrestling

— deaf adult basketball updates

— a deaf club was fined

— elite baseball player

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NIL at Gallaudet?

from a DeafDigest posting earlier this week

— Gallaudet and NCAA’s NIL

Those that follow college sports know what NIL (name,
image and likeness) is all about. It means college
athletes (almost all on NCAA-I level) can get money
from endorsement deals. Gallaudet plays on the
NCAA-III level. Could Gallaudet athletes get these
NIL deals? In theory, yes, but keep in mind we have
a number of deaf-run businesses and deaf-run
corporations. Could they endorse (and pay)
Gallaudet athletes? Yes! Will this happen? Do
not know!

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Gallaudet updates

Gallaudet places 50 student-athletes on the 2020-21 NEAC Scholar-Athlete list

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2021-22/neac-allacademic

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football updates

Football schedules have been located, either
on the school web sites or on maxprep sites
this week.

DeafDigest Sports editor now has 14 schedules.

Plus a few more schools have indicated fielding
teams this fall but their schedules have not
been turned in.

Four schools are not fielding teams this fall.

To coaches and athletic directors:
if you have already completed your schedules, please
email barry@deafdigest.com

thanks!

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Maryland football

Maryland School for the Deaf’s varsity football team has a new head coach,
Neal DiMarco, but he is hardly new to the perennially strong program.

full story at:
https://www.fredericknewspost.com/sports/level/high_school/dimarco-named-msds-new-football-head-coach/article_7f7f52bc-9b59-5c0c-827e-332fc330a769.html

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Tennessee track

part of newspaper posting – state leaders

Long jump
Jordan Harris, Alcoa, So.; Lorenzo Currie, Tennessee School for Deaf, Sr.;
Benjermin Drake, Whites Creek, Jr.

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Texas special football game

Texas dropped down from 11 man football to 6 man
football and in the process, won the state TAPPS
football championship.

And now this – Texas will be playing Riverside
in a 8-man football game this coming fall.

This will be Texas’ only 8-man game of the season.

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random deafsports thoughts

See Greco-Roman wrestling (below)

This type of wrestling is not popular in USA,
but 3-time NCAA-III champion Matt Hamill
was interested in this sport. His goal was
to focus on Greco-Roman wrestling in the
future – but got sidetracked. He then became
a one-time high ranking MMA fighter!

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college deaf athletes – baseball and softball

Deaf siblings are incoming freshmen with the
baseball and softball teams at the Mayville State
University (North Dakota, NAIA).

Ashlyn Tingey will play softball

Ethan Tingey will play baseball

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Greco-Roman wrestling

at the 4th World Deaf Junior Greco Roman Wrestling Championships,

Top finishing teams:
1 – Russia
2 – Iran
3 – Turkey

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a deaf club was fined

we have read about Great Britain fined because one of its
fans pointed a laser at Denmark goalie during game-deciding
shoot out.

Can’t happen to a deaf club?

It did.

In the early sixties at the CAAD basketball tournament,
two rival teams played each other – Detroit Association
of the Deaf and Motor City Association of the Deaf.

Can’t remember the exact details, but a fan of one of these
two teams threw a firecracker on the court during a time out.
It disrupted the game flow and everyone was unnerved.

The angry CAAD officers investigated and identified the fan
that rooted for one of the Detroit teams – and fined that
deaf club for that reason!

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elite baseball player

Tyson Gillies, currently a free agent but with years
of experience in minor league baseball, is a member
of the Canadian national baseball team. That team
competed in the pre-Olympics qualifying tournament.

Gillies never made it to the majors but has played
on the Class AAA level in the past.

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deaf adult basketball updates

USADB Commissioner – Carl Denney
Deputy Commissioner – Richard McCowin
Secretary – Kristina Arteaga
Treasurer – Joey Kutcka

goal – to continue with basketball activity, leading up to national
tournament

2022 national tournament – TBA

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

2021/07/02

DeafDigest Sports  –-  July 2, 2021

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

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

—- random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet updates

— a football update

— Deaf Wrestling

— Deaf Soccer

— elite deaf swimmer

— a 3-pointer in overtime

— track training camp

— Colorado track

— Texas baseball & softball

— European Deaf Handball Championship title

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football update, or a non-update

one school has not sent in their football schedule
but their schedule was posted on the maxpreps,
and it is a mystery

it lists a game with North Carolina School for the
Deaf. This school does not have enough players to
field a stand-alone 8-man team and even worse,
unable to field a combined team with Eastern North
Carolina School for the Deaf.

DeafDigest Sports editor will follow up with that
latest addition to make sure the schedule is valid.

DeafDigest Sports thinks 21 schools may field teams

DeafDigest Sports has 12 schedules, including that
addition.

To coaches and athletic directors:
if you have already completed your schedules, please
email barry@deafdigest.com

thanks!

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2 Gallaudet swimming updates

Gallaudet swimming places 11 on Atlantic East Conference All-Academic Team

link is at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/wswimdive/2020-21/releases/aec-academic

note:
Gallaudet is a new swimming-only member of the Atlantic East Conference

Gallaudet swimming teams earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Honors

link is at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/mswimdive/2020-21/releases/cscaa-springscholar21

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Colorado track

part of newspaper posting

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind’s Russian-born, Texas-raised
Annabelle Weaver runs way to state podium

“I grew up in Texas, but I was born in Russia,” Weaver, a recent graduate
of Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), said through a sign
language interpreter after placing eighth in the Class 1A 3200 meters.

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Iowa football

ISD will not have a football team this fall.  We don’t have enough players
to play a full schedule safely.  We will be offering cross country for the boys
again this fall, and Brent Welsch will be coaching the team

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Texas baseball & softball TAPPS 2nd team

Jose Garcia, baseball

McKenna Brentham, softball

note:
all-state TAPPS or all-region TAPPS?

this posting didn’t indicate which is which

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Deaf Soccer

from a tweet

Deaf Sports Ireland

A message from Deaf Sports Ireland. We are sorry to announce the Ireland
Deaf Men Football team are not going to Deaflympics Brazil due to we are
not able to play our football qualification games against Poland and
Sweden on this September 2021

note:
why? do not know

finances or covid-19 rules?

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Deaf Wrestling

World Deaf Wrestling championships is going on
right now in Turkey.

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random deafsports thoughts

Is USA sending deaf wrestlers to the World
Deaf Wrestling championships in Turkey?

No.

Same old issue with past deaf world championship
events in different sports – no money; lack of
leadership; etc.

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elite deaf swimmer

part of newspaper posting

Klotz’ world record a surprise at trials

Matthew Klotz, a 2014 Vista del Lago graduate, didn’t qualify for the USA
Olympic swim team at the swim trials two weeks ago in Omaha, Neb.

What the 25-year-old 2020 LSU graduate did was break his own deaf world
record in the 50-meter backstroke, lowering it by two-tenths to 25.75
seconds. Born with severe hearing loss not discovered until the age of 2,
Klotz can hear with his hearing aids and can read lips. In the pool
without his hearing aids, Klotz is deaf.

What makes his world record effort more remarkable is that Klotz attended
the trials with very little training under his belt. Because of COVID and
the restrictions that followed, there was no space in the pool for him to
train at LSU

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wheelchair basketball champions, a 3-pointer in overtime

wheelchair basketball national champions

The Cincinnati Dragons Wheelchair Basketball Team completed an undefeated
28-0 season by winning the NWBA Varsity National Championship this
weekend.  The Dragons had wins over #16 Baltimore (74-51), #8 Indianapolis
(74-28) and #4 Charlotte (53-45) before defeating the #2 ranked Atlanta
Hawks 55-50 in overtime in the championship game.  Kerwin Haake, a deaf
senior from Lexington KY, is the starting point guard for the Dragons.
Kerwin was named 2nd team all-tournament and scored 13 points in the
championship game including a 3-pointer in overtime to put the Dragons in
the lead.

note:
Kerwin Haake is bound for University of Arizona as a new freshman
member of the wheelchair basketball team. While it is not NCAA,
the university gave him a basketball scholarship.

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track training camp

Deaf Track and Field Training Camp is taking place
July 19 – 23 at Texas School for the Deaf

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Croatia wins European Deaf Handball Championship title

from a posting

Croatia defeated Russia in the final match 34:25 to win the 12th European
Deaf Handball Championship. Both sides were unbeaten going into the final
game of the tournament and it was the hosts who prevailed.

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

2021/06/25

DeafDigest Sports  –-  June 25, 2021

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

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

—- random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet AD position announcement

— football updates

— Colorado track

— elite deaf athlete

— deaf golfer

— team handball scores

— college athlete

— not in Tokyo Olympics

— deaf swimmer

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Athletic Director position open within Gallaudet Athletics Department, apply today

go to:
https://hrprod.gallaudet.edu/psc/HR92PRD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U

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football updates

nothing has changed re below

DeafDigest Sports thinks 21 schools may field teams

four schools are not having teams

DeafDigest Sports has 11 schedules

To coaches and athletic directors:
if you have already completed your schedules, please
email barry@deafdigest.com

thanks!

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Colorado track

News from CSDB Track & Field Team

We had a 1A division Regional Meet on Saturday June 19th.

Daniel Cruz did Discus and Shot Put. Big improvement in the Discus, he did
116’5″ and got in 6th place. He best measurement in Shot Put was 36’10”
and got 6th place
as well.
Anabelle Weaver got a best Personal Record in 3200M, 2 miles, run, her
time was 13:04.60, she placed first place.

Anabelle is on 3rd place in Statewide standing and is qualified to the
State meet on Thursday 5:30pm at JeffCo Stadium, Denver.

note:
seems Colorado is the last school to have participated in an
athletic event during the 2020-21 deaf sports season!

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elite deaf athlete

Brett Wanner, sprint car racer, Shoemakersville, PA

won a recent race at Lincoln Speedway.

It was his first career win, in 358 racing attempts.

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college athlete

Kerwin Haake

incoming freshman

wheelchair basketball

University of Arizona

part of newspaper story

We’re talking about the Cincinnati Dragons.
The team will travel to Wichita, Kansas, Thursday to compete in the 2021
NWBA Toyota Wheelchair Basketball National Tournament.

Destroying the competition this year, the Dragons are the No. 1 seed in
the upcoming championship tournament with a record of 24-0.

Wheelchair basketball is fast and physical, but this group’s got the
winning formula and is ready to bring home a title to Cincinnati.

Kerwin, he’ll begin his collegiate career as a Wildcat playing for the
University of Arizona.

note:
He previously attended Kentucky School for the Deaf and had to make the
commute to his practices and games. That was before he transferred
to a mainstreamed program.

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deaf golfer

part of newspaper story

Deaf “beginner” golfer Allen John tied for second in Germany

Deaf beginner golfer Allen John was one shot away from an
“unimaginable” tie for first place on the Porsche European Open in
Hamburg with a 67 score

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Team Handball scores

Croatia 34 Serbia 25
Croatia 33 Turkey 12

Croatia, looking for their 7th medal at the Euros, made a convincing start
at the European Championship

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not in Tokyo Olympics

part of newspaper story

Former Olympic Kayaker Eric Jackson Lost Hearing Age 2

The 4-time US World Champion kayaker speaks with Chris Hayre about taking
care of your health and how he’s lived with hearing loss nearly his entire
life.

note:
he is not participating in Tokyo Olympics. Retired or
did not qualify?

Do not know.

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deaf swimmer

part of newspaper story

Matthew Klotz Re-Breaks Deaf Swimming World Record in 50

Klotz swam 25.75 in the time trial, which undercut his own previous deaf
World Record of 25.95 done at the 2018 Summer National Championships.

Klotz wrapped up a four-year collegiate swimming career at LSU in the
spring of 2020.

During the Olympic Trials, he swam the 50 free (23.50 – 63rd place) and
100 back (55.72 – 37th place)

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random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports editor, attending the 1993 Deaflympics in
Sofia, Bulgara remembers USA defeating Croatia in a highly
fought contest.

It was an American team of athletic standouts being
assembled together at the last minute to compete
in the Deaflympics. Croatia has been playing this
sport for years and years.

Team Handball is a popular sport in Europe, not that
so in USA.

Will USA win again if Team Handball is being
assembled again? Not so sure.

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

2021/06/19

DeafDigest Sports  –-  June 19, 2021

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

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

—- random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet position openings

— Gallaudet updates

— football updates

— Deaf Golf – just 14 years old

— another young deaf golfer

— random deafsports thoughts (very stupid tweet)

— baseball umpire

— wheelchair basketball

— Illinois wrestling

— deaf golfer’s lifetime goal

— hall of fame basketball coach vs Gallaudet

— elite deaf swimmer

— college deaf athlete

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football updates

nothing has changed re below

DeafDigest Sports thinks 21 schools may field teams

four schools are not having teams

DeafDigest Sports has 11 schedules

To coaches and athletic directors:
if you have already completed your schedules, please
email barry@deafdigest.com

thanks!

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Gallaudet basketball

Jim Phelan, the long time, and quite legendary
basketball coach at Mt. St. Mary’s College
(NCAA-I), passed away recently.

Did he coached against Gallaudet in a basketball
game?

Yes, in the 1954-55 season Mt. St. Mary’s (at
that time, NCAA-III program) routed Gallaudet.

It was to be the only and the last time he
coached against Gallaudet.

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Gallaudet & Juneteenth

Sign-up for the Bison Journey step competition to celebrate Juneteenth

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/bisonjourney2

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Gallaudet football

Fisher and Mendis selected to CoSIDA’s Academic All-District Football
First Team

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

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Illinois wrestling

Illinois used to have a stand-alone wrestling team.

A newspaper story, in part said:

Illinois United (the Jacksonville Routt/School for the Visually
Impaired/School for the Deaf co-op team)

note:
in the past the school produced outstanding wrestlers.
One of them was a state champion and an all-American
while wrestling at Gallaudeet.

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Deaf Golf

just 14 years old

part of a newspaper story

Jamie Fisher, a member of the Pinehurst Chapter of the American Singles
Golf Association, competed in the United States Deaf Golf Association
Tournament in Austin, Texas, last week at the Falconhead Golf Club. Her
fourth-place finish, at 343, over the four days of play, won her a spot on
the USA Women’s Golf Team at the World Championship to be held at the
Wailua Golf Course in Kauai, Hawaii. That USDGA competition will take
place on October 15-22, 2022.

At the event, she played in a separate “Texas Shootout” match and finished
first. Fellow ASGA member, Butch Lundgren, caddied for Jamie and she
“gives him lots of credit”.

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Deaf Golf

another young deaf golfer

from a posting:
“For Women’s Open, Ashlyn Johnson who is only 14 years old showed her
consistency with scores of 79,77, 75, and 74 with the help of her short
game skills.  She won by 30 strokes perhaps the widest margin over 2nd place,
Patty Lopez,”

note:
Patty Lopez, as a young woman, twice qualified for the US Women’s
Open. The late Gil Lentz caddied for her in Open.

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deaf golfer’s lifetime goal

a deaf golfer, who is not ranked among the nation’s
best deaf golfers, has a continuing goal – to golf
at each of USA’s top golf courses, including the
Masters.

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wheelchair basketball

The Cincinnati Dragons Wheelchair Basketball Team finished the regular
season with an undefeated 24-0 record and finish the season ranked #1 in
the nation.  The Dragons will head to the NWBA National Tournament on June
25-27 in Wichita as the #1 seed and will play the winner of #16
Baltimore/#17 OKC in the first round on Friday June 25.  The Dragons are
led by captain and starting point guard Kerwin Haake, a deaf senior from
Lexington KY.

note:
he will be playing for the University of Arizona wheelchair basketball
team on a wheelchair basketball scholarship offer.

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baseball umpire

Maurice Potter was a well known umpire in MN amateur baseball

note:
Potter always stood behind the home plate, never on bases.

He was often asked to umpire big time baseball games in
Minnesota

He turned down offers to become minor league umpire because
he valued home life and his regular day-time job

He passed away some years back

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elite deaf swimmer

from a brief posting

These 2020 Olympics hopefuls made their start in the Sacramento region
Matthew Klotz not only represents the small town of Shingle Springs, but
also the deaf community.

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college athlete

from an announcement

Mia White, former standout player and captain of Rochester Institute of
Technology’s women’s soccer team, has accepted an invitation to play in
Europe for the Primera Regional Madrid league’s Sporting Club Madrid team,
a pre-developmental professional academy formerly known as Football
Academy Madrid. White ’20 ’21 (business, MBA) will be the only Deaf player
on the team.

note:
not sure if it is pro soccer; or a “pay to play” high level
women’s soccer in Europe?

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random deafsports thoughts

very stupid tweet

Has anyone seen the Facebook commercial for deaf basketball players? I’m
just imagining deaf dudes getting absolutely crushed by screens left and
right hahahaha

note:
this tweeter is probably anti-deaf and loves to mock the deaf

our Gallaudet basketball coaches, current and past, constantly
coach their players to smell out screens and to outsmart
these hearing opponents

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Gallaudet hats

15% off Hats at GallaudetAthleticsStore.com through June 30

https://gallaudetathleticsstore.merchorders.com/

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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

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2021/06/15

DeafDigest Sports  –-  June 15, 2021

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

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

—- random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet position openings

— change of Gallaudet leadership

— Gallaudet updates

— football updates

— Colorado track

— Washington girls’ basketball

— Deaf Golf – SWDGA & USDGA in brief

— college deaf athlete

— elite deaf athlete

— deaf pro golfer honored

— deaf participant in Tokyo Olympics

— deaf soccer

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football updates

DeafDigest Sports thinks 21 schools may field teams

four schools are not having teams

DeafDigest Sports has 11 schedules

To coaches and athletic directors:
if you have already completed your schedules, please
email barry@deafdigest.com

thanks!

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Gallaudet Athletics Department announces change in leadership and staff
openings

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

(athletic director leaves Gallaudet)

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athletic trainer open position at Gallaudet

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University Athletics Department has an opening
for a new Athletic Trainer

more information at:
https://www.gallaudet.edu/human-resources

and

https://hrprod.gallaudet.edu/psc/HR92PRD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U

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Gallaudet women’s soccer

Gallaudet’s Emelia Beldon and Sharon Castillo earn 2020-21 College Player
Award of Distinction from United Soccer Coaches

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/wsoc/2020-21/releases/usc-cpadhonors

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Gallaudet marks Juneteenth with Educational and Recreational Events,
sign-up for Bison Journey step competition

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

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Colorado track

regional track meet results

GIRLS’ RESULTS

Team Scores: 1st, Golden View Classical Academy, 70; 2nd, Peyton, 62; 3rd,
Wray, 52; 4th, Byers, 36; 4th, Eads, 36; 6th, Clear Creek, 35; 7th,
Elbert, 32; 8th, Kiowa, 30; 9th, St. Mary’s, 29; 10th, Merino, 28; 11th,
Simla, 25; 11th, Custer County, 25; 13th, Stratton/Liberty, 24; 14th,
Crowley County, 23.50; 15th, Haxtun, 22; 16th, Hi-Plains, 20; 16th,
Calhan, 20; 18th, Flagler, 19; 19th, Heritage Christian Academy, 16.50;
20th, Limon, 16; 20th, Hanover, 16; 22nd, Evangelical Christian Academy,
10; 22nd, Colorado Springs Christian, 10; 24th, Gilpin County, 9; 24th,
Colorado Deaf and Blind, 9; 26th, Las Animas, 8; 27th, Lewis-Palmer, 5;
28th, Shining Mountain Waldorf, 2; 29th, Genoa-Hugo, 2.

BOYS’ RESULTS

Team Scores: 1st, Wray, 74; 2nd, St. Mary’s, 59; 3rd, Peyton, 58; 4th,
Byers, 46; 5th, Crowley County, 40; 5th, Eads, 40; 7th, Elbert, 39; 8th,
Heritage Christian Academy, 37; 9th, Custer County, 27; 10th, Golden View
Classical Academy, 25; 11th, Evangelical Christian Academy, 24; 12th,
Haxtun, 22; 13th, Calhan, 21; 14th, Gilpin County, 18; 15th,
Arickaree-Woodlin, 17; 16th, Simla, 14; 16th, Hi-Plains, 14; 18th,
Flagler, 11; 19th, Kiowa, 9; 20th, Las Animas, 8; 20th, La Veta, 8; 20th,
Genoa-Hugo, 8; 23rd, Cripple Creek-Victor, 7; 24th, John Mall, 6; 25th,
Colorado Springs Christian, 4; 26th, Colorado Deaf and Blind, 3; 26th,
Clear Creek, 3; 26th, Cotopaxi, 3; 29th, Lewis-Palmer, 1.

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Washington girls’ basketball

part of newspaper story

league basketball Team Sportsmanship Award
Washington School for the Deaf

note: paywall prevented accessing the full story

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Deaf Golf – SWDGA & USDGA in brief

Day was hot and humid

52 participants took part for USDGA

20 participants for SWDGA

low turnout due to pandemic, hot weather, slow economy, etc

observer’s personal comment was that regional deaf golf tourneys
are not as big as the old days

observer’s fact – many good golfers are from the mainstream programs

observer’s fact – leadership of USDGA still good under Mike Finneran
and board

Brandon Babineaux (TX) achieved a rare triple feat:  won the open
championship by one stroke, inducted in HOF, and made the USA Deaf
team for 2022

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college deaf athlete

Olivia Pero

incoming freshman

women’s baskeball

Trinity Western University (Canada)

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elite deaf athlete

Sarah Thomson

auto racer

competed recently at Porsche Club Championship

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deaf pro golfer honored

part of announcement

20-year-old Diksha Dagar of New Delhi, only the second Indian to win on
the Ladies European Tour (LET),has been recognised by  Forbes magazine in
the “ 30 under 30 Asia – Sports & Entertainment” category.

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deaf participant in Tokyo Olympics

There have been quite a few deaf participants in
the past hearing Olympics (not Deaflympics).
Some of them have earned medals in their events.
It is known that Emma Meesseman, a professional
women’s basketball player, will be taking
part in the Olympics. Her team – Belgium
has qualified for the Olympics. She is one
of the world’s best female players, having
playing professionally in Europe and in the
WNBA.

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deaf soccer

part of posting

2022 Asia Pacific deaf football olympic qualifying tournament

TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) – Iran defeated Iraq in the final match of the 2022
Asia Pacific Deaf Football Olympic Qualifying Tournament on Thursday.

In the match that was held on Kish Island, Iran beat Iraq 3-2.

In the competitions, Iran became the champion, Iraq was the runner-up,
Uzbekistan and Korea finished third and fourth respectively, and all four
teams qualified for the 2022 Olympics in Brazil.

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random deafsports thoughts

big question – will Tokyo Olympics proceed as
scheduled? See above story.

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Gallaudet hats

15% off Hats at GallaudetAthleticsStore.com through June 30

https://gallaudetathleticsstore.merchorders.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.

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2021/06/08

DeafDigest Sports  –-  June 8, 2021

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

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

—- random deafsports thoughts

— athletic trainer open position at Gallaudet

— football updates

— Indiana softball

— North Carolina athletics

— Washington basketball

— athletic director transfers from one school to another school

— elite deaf athlete

— college deaf athlete

…………………….

football updates

DeafDigest Sports thinks 21 schools may field teams

four schools are not having teams

DeafDigest Sports has 9 schedules

To coaches and athletic directors:
if you have already completed your schedules, please
email barry@deafdigest.com

thanks!

……………………

athletic trainer open position at Gallaudet

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University Athletics Department has an opening
for a new Athletic Trainer

more information at:
https://www.gallaudet.edu/human-resources

and

https://hrprod.gallaudet.edu/psc/HR92PRD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U

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athletic director transfers from one school to another school

this week is Jesse Bailey’s last week as athletic director
at Riverside. The school is looking for a replacement; in
the meantime Laura Edwards will be the acting AD.

beginning next week, he will start work as Fremont’s
newest athletic director. He replaces Warren Keller
who stepped down two years ago. Jesse will have a big
task almost immediately – overseeing the national
Spike Out, that the school is hosting!

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Indiana softball

from a tweet

Bethesda Christian advances to the Baseball Sectional 58 Championship game
by defeating Indiana Deaf 23-0

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North Carolina athletics

Athletic Director Tom Krohn has retired from his teaching position

note:
because of extremely low enrollment, will the school still have
teams in volleyball and basketball? Do not know.

The school dropped football several years ago for that same
reason.

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Washington basketball

from newspaper scores

boys
Columbia Adventist Academy 47, Washington School For The Deaf 33
Washington School For The Deaf 58, Willapa Valley 55

girls
Columbia Adventist Academy 40, Washington School For The Deaf 14
Willapa Valley 42, Washington School For The Deaf 23

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elite deaf athlete

badminton

part of story

Catherine Neudault, who is deaf, finished 5th place
at the 2021 Austrian Open / Styria International in Graz.
It is the biggest international tournament in Austria.

She was the last Austrian remaining in the tournament
before being eliminated.

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college deaf athlete

Ethan Tingey

baseball, catcher

incoming freshman

Mayville State University (North Dakota, NAIA)

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random deafsports thoughts

always wondering if deaf athletes that play on
NCAA-I teams have entered their names in the
transfer portal, hoping coaches from other
colleges would accept these transfers.

Don’t know because transfer portal names
are mostly top secret!

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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

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2021/05/28

DeafDigest Sports  –-  May 28, 2021

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

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

—- random deafsports thoughts

— football updates

— college volleyball & baseball

— Fremont football

— Maryland football

— Mississippi girls’ basketball, NCAA-I bound

— Oklahoma athlete wins honors

— Tennessee track

— deaf golf hall of fame

— wheelchair basketball

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football updates

one school said – our schedule is a mess

DeafDigest Sports thinks 21 schools may field teams

three schools are not having teams

DeafDigest Sports has 8 schedules

To coaches and athletic directors:
if you have already completed your schedules, please
email barry@deafdigest.com

thanks!

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Fremont football

Herminio Gonzalez is the new coach at Fremont.

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Maryland football

In decision that was hard on his heart, Ryan Bonheyo steps down as MSD
football coach

full story at:
https://news.yahoo.com/decision-hard-heart-ryan-bonheyo-074600065.html

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Mississippi girls’ basketball

part of newspaper story

Take one look at Alexis Roberts and you can see the potential she has as a
basketball player.

This month, the 6-foot forward with more than 1,000 career points and 500
rebounds signed to pay for the Jackson State Tigers. Her signing is
historic.

Roberts is the first deaf player to sign a Division 1 basketball
scholarship in Mississippi.

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Oklahoma athletics

part of press release

Isaiah Holt received a top award tonight at the All-Star Preps Best of the
Arbuckles 2021 banquet. Isaiah was a top finalist for the Patriot Auto
Student Leadership Award. The winner of this award receives a scholarship
and a new car.

Isaiah was nominated based on his leadership on and off the floor, grades
and community service. Isaiah went through several interviews, wrote an essay
and was eventually selected! He was one of 18 students selected as Leaders
through the school year.
Isaiah was selected as the top Leader of the year and received a
scholarship and a 2021 Honda Car. This is the top award among the schools
in southern Oklahoma!

We are extremely proud of him and he will be dearly missed!

He will be attending Gallaudet.

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Tennessee track

part of newspaper story

Small Class Spring Fling Track & Field –

MURFREESBORO – Jordan Cason’s tp five finish in the high jump highlighted
Watertown High’s efforts Tuesday in the Division I Small state track and
field meet at Rockvale High School.

Alcoa sophomore Jordan Harris won the event with a leap of 22-11.25,
slightly ahead of senior Lorenzo Currie from TN School for the Deaf at
22-10.

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college deaf athlete

Lauren McCutcheon

incoming freshman

volleyball

University of South Carolina (NCAA-I)

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college deaf athlete

Tristin Crusenberry

incoming freshman

baseball

Olney Central College (Illinois, junior college)

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deaf golf hall of fame

part of press release

USDGA ANNOUNCES SIX PERSONS SELECTED FOR ITS 2021 HALL OF
FAME INDUCTION

USDGA will celebrate the inclusion of three extraordinary golfers into the
Hall of Fame at the 2021 United States Deaf Golf Championship event to be held at
Falconhead Golf Club in Austin, Texas on June 7-10, 2021.

The golfers, Keith Worek of Rochester NY, Michael Finneran of Livermore, CA,
Brandon Babineaux of Austin, TX, Reynold Jennetti of Buffalo, NY, Lorraine
Stoltz, of Frederick, MD & Lauri Ponikiewski of Livonia, MI, will be inducted.

DeafDigest Sports editor’s question

Q. Is Kevin Hall in the hall of fame?

A. No.

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wheelchair basketball

The Cincinnati Dragons Varsity Wheelchair Basketball Team won the Midwest
Conference Championship this weekend for the first time.  The Dragons won
all 5 games this weekend to finish the regular season undefeated at 24-0.
Kerwin Haake, a deaf high school senior from Lexington KY, is the Dragons
starting point guard and scored 67 points in the 5 tournament games.  The
Dragons will finish their season at the National Wheelchair Basketball
Association National Tournament in Wichita on June 25-27.  The Dragons are
expected to be the #1 seed going into the national tournament.

Tournament Scores

Pool Play

Cincinnati 73 Cleveland 29 (Haake 9 points)
Cincinnati 61 Milwaukee 50 (Haake 19 points)
Cincinnati 68 St Louis 31 (Haake 12 points including 2 3-pointers)
Cincinnati 56 Indianapolis 22 (Haake 14 points)

Championship Game

Cincinnati 67 Milwaukee 37 (Haake 13 points)

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random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports wishes Ryan Bonheyo well
with his endeavors.

One must remember that it was Ryan that
pulled off Gallaudet’s most miraculous
football win – ever.

do read this story:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2013/11/02/gallaudets-last-second-blocked-fg-touchdown/

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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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2021/05/23

DeafDigest Sports  –-  May 23, 2021

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

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

—- random deafsports thoughts

— football updates

— college trackster

— Indiana baseball

— Indiana softball

— Indiana track

— Iowa track

— Maryland track

— Mississippi girls’ basketball

— National Spike Out

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football upates

DeafDigest Sports editor now has copies of 6 schedules

by cross referencing these schedules for deaf vs deaf
games plus some feedback from other coaches, at least
16 schools will be playing football.

DeafDigest Sports editor has been asking for
schedules from some other coaches and athletic
directors.

If your schedule is already done, please email
it to barry@deafdigest.com

If your schedule is not yet done, please email
barry@deafdigest.com AFTER it is done.

Many thanks!

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National Spike Out

from a tweet

Hello! My name is Scott O’Donnell and I am the PE & Athletics supervisor
at California School for the Deaf, Fremont. We are very excited to be
hosting the upcoming Spikeout Volleyball Tournament at CSD. This will take
place on Friday, October 1st and Saturday, October 2nd.

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Indiana baseball

from a tweet

Morristown Athletics

Jacket baseball squad finishes their varsity regular season with a 20-1
win over Indiana Deaf School

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Indiana softball

from a tweet

Morristown Athletics

Congratulations Lady Jacket softball on the 7-5 win
over Indiana Deaf School

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Iowa track

part of newspaper story

Boys

1. Woodbine 132; 2. Council Bluffs St. Albert 85; 3. West Monona 69; 4.
Logan-Magnolia 68.50; 5. Tri-Center 68; 6. Oakland Riverside 61; 7. West
Harrison 49; 8. Ar-We-Va 46; 9. East Mills 43.50; 10. Boyer Valley 37; 11.
Sidney 33; 12. Fremont-Mills 22; 13. tie: Heartland Christian and Iowa
School for the Deaf 9

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Maryland softball

ere is the MSD softball result today.

May 19, 2021
MSD vs Bell Multicultural HS (DC)
Won 21 to 13.

Hannah Weiss 3 hits with a home run, triple and 3 RBI
Estelina Kovacs 3 hits with a home run and 2 RBI
Citrine Lummer 2 hits with a home run and 2 RBI
Lillian Froehle 2 hits with a double and 2 RBI
Kaylieah Fuller 1 hit with 2 RBI
Hanna Johnston-Shaw 1 hit with 1 RBI

Estelina Kovacs earned her second win.

Record: 2-4

Season ended.

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Maryland track

Frankfort 2nd Home Meet (FHS, EH, BSHS,HHS,KHS,MHS,
MD Deaf,Northern,Paw Paw,Pendleton,Petersburg)

Results from Frankfort Home Meet #2 @ Ridgeley, WV (May 20, 2021)
(No team scores – 11 schools)

MSD Highlights (Top Six)
Girls 300M Hurdles: 3rd place

Sierra Herzig-Wilcox
18.61aSR
Girls 100M Dash: 5th place
Citrine Lummer
14.04aPR
Girls 200M Dash: 6th place

Citrine Lummer
30.12a
Girls 100M Hurdles: 3rd place

Sierra Herzig-Wilcox
18.61aSR
Girls Shot Put: 5th place

Kaylieah Fuller
25-08.00PR
Girls Long Jump: 2nd place

Citrine Lummer
14-00.00PR

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Mississippi girls’ basketball

All-State Girls Basketball Team

Alexis Roberts

stats:
18.3 points per game
9.3 rebounds per game
2.8 assists per game
2.8 steals per game
2.8 blocks per game

will play for Jackson State University (NCAA-I)

note: 2.8 average in three categories seem to a case of bad typos
but this is what a newspaper said!

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college trackster

True Thorne

sophomore

women’s track

South Dakota State (NCAA-I)

career bests
shot
43′ 9.75

weight
45′ 0.25

discus
45′ 0.25

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random deafsports thoughts

confusion with an announced elite deaf athlete

in a previous edition of DeafDigest Sports
it was announced that deaf skateboader
Brandon White has been invited to participate
at the Dew Tour. Now it is saying it is
an adaptive skating event.

DeafDigest Sports has reserved the elite category
for the deaf that compete on the highest hearing
level in their sports – be it professional, national,
Olympics.

Best to leave it at that because not every skilled
athlete can skateboard!

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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.

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2021/05/18

DeafDigest Sports  –-  May 18, 2021

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

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

—- random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet honors graduates

— football updates

— Indiana softball

— Maryland softball

— Oklahoma track

— Washington boys’ basketball

— Team Handball

………………

Gallaudet sports

Gallaudet Athletics Department pays tribute to its 2021 graduates

On Friday, May 14, President Roberta J. Cordano conferred degrees to 391
students: 208 undergraduate and 183 graduate that compile the Class of
2021. In the graduating class there are 23 Bison student-athletes,
graduate assistants, team managers, student assistants and coaches.

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

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football upates

DeafDigest Sports editor now has copies of 4 schedules

by cross referencing these schedules for deaf vs deaf
games plus some feedback from other coaches, at least
16 schools will be playing football.

Two schools, with longtime football programs,
will not be playing football this fall.

DeafDigest Sports editor has been asking for
schedules from some other coaches and athletic
directors.

If your schedule is already done, please email
it to barry@deafdigest.com

If your schedule is not yet done, please email
barry@deafdigest.com AFTER it is done.

16 schools (and hopefully growing), great; only
3 schools played football this past season
(Alabama, Mississippi and Texas, which won
state 6-man private schools championship).

Alabama vs Mississippi was last season’s
only deaf vs deaf game.

Many thanks!

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Indiana softball

part of newspaper story

The North Montgomery softball team defeated Indiana
Deaf 20-11 on Saturday afternoon for its first win
since 2018.

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Maryland softball

May 12,2021
MSD vs Wilson HS (DC)
Lost 10 to 2 in the first game.
Lillian Froehle 2 hits with a double, a triple and 2 RBI.
Estelina Kovacs 1 hit
Hannah Weiss 1 hit
Hanna Johnston-Shaw 1 hit
Zoe Austin 1 hit

Lost 12 to 1 in the second game.
Estelina Kovacs 1 hit with a double and RBI.

Record: 1-4.

May 11, 2021
MSD vs Chapelgate Christian Academy
Won 14 to 8.
Lillian Froehle 1 hit with a double and 4 RBI
Hannah Weiss 1 hit with a double and 2 RBI
Hanna Johnston-Shaw 1 hit with 2 RBI
Estelina Kovacs 1 hit with 2 RBI.
Alona Zfati 1 hit with 1 RBI

Estelina Kovacs earned her first win.

Record: 1-2

May 4, 2021
MSD vs. St. John’s Catholic Prep
Lost 8 to 0 in the first game.
A. Williamson- 1 hit

Lost 9 to 4 in the second game.
H. Weiss 2 hits with a double.
H. Johnston-Shaw- 1 hit with a triple
L. Froehle- 1 hit with 2 RBI
Record: 0-2

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Oklahoma track

May 8, 2021, Only Senior Isaiah Holt who made it to the Class A State
Track.  His first experience to taste the State.  He did well, but didn’t
get any medals.

Here is his track result:
400m Dash: 53.60 (Best Personal) 11th place
800m Run: 2:19.29, 12th place

We surely miss Isaiah Holt and other Seniors too.

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Washington boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

Three Rivers Christian vs WA School for the Deaf

At Vancouver

EAGLES 52, TERRIERS 24

Three Rivers 6 13 18 22 — 52

Deaf School 8 2 11 3 — 24

WSD (24) — Robinson 11, Lewandowski 7, Whitestar 2, Fortunato 3, Gonzales
1

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Team Handball

part of newspaper story

After an uncertain year due to the pandemic situation, one of the most
trophy-winning sports teams, the Croatian deaf handball team, will perform
for the first time in history at home.

The Croatian Sports Association of the Deaf, together with the
co-organiser, the Zagreb Sports Association of the Deaf, are hosting the
12th European Deaf Handball Championships, which will be held in Zagreb
from 18 to 27 June 2021 under the auspices of the City of Zagreb.

This is also the first big competition for the deaf to be held in Croatia.

Six teams will compete in the European Deaf Handball Championships, and
Croatia is defending the gold medal which it won at the last European
Championships in 2016 in Berlin.

Along with Croatia, the national teams of Russia, Turkey, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Serbia

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random deafsports thoughts

more and more hearing females are getting
management and coaching positions in
MLB, NBA and NFL.

This is great.

But what about the deaf?

DeafDigest Sports editor only knows of
two deaf individuals – Michael Fischer
and Ben Wade.

Fischer, a Gallaudet graduate, is the
vice president of player personnel with
the Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA).

Ben Wade, who functioned as a hearing
person, despite his serious hearing
loss, pitched in the majors for five
seasons (late forties and early
fifties), and served the Los
Angeles Dodgers as a long time
Director of Scouting services.

His bio would not mention his deafness
but it was no secret among fans that
follow baseball closely. His past
major league teammates said Wade
did not mix too well with the
players – and was always socially
aloof, avoiding conversation with
them.

Any more deaf in these front office
positions in the future?

Hope so.

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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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