2019/03/25

DeafDigest Sports – March 25, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— various deaf school updates

— college deaf athlete

— Gallaudet softball

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Gallaudet softball

GU rallies to defeat Washington Adventist in first road game of the season

TAKOMA PARK, Md. – The Gallaudet University softball team hit the road for
the first time this season and made the short trip to play Washington
Adventist University, here Sunday afternoon, in a non-conference
seven-inning game.

Gallaudet (5-5) rallied to score five runs in the seventh inning en route
to a 9-6 win over the NAIA-affiliated Shock (1-5).

Washington Adventist (1-5) scored six runs in the second inning to end the
day for GU freshman pitcher Elizabeth Stern (Lexington, Mass.). Freshman
Kendall Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) came on and pitched the remainder of
the game for the Bison.

This is the second time in nine days these two teams faced each other. The
Bison defeated the Shock, 6-5, on March 15 at the GU Softball Complex.

UP NEXT
Gallaudet returns to its cozy confines for a 12-game homestand spanning
the next two weeks. The Bison will face Notre Dame of Maryland University
(2-3) on Wednesday, March 27, at 3 p.m. for a non-conference doubleheader.

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Model updates

Baseball

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Result: Loss

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 2

Annapolis High School: 15

note:
Annapolis High School is a huge public high school

Baseball

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Result: Loss

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 1

Hancock High School: 15

note:
Hancock High School is one of the smallest public
high schools in Maryland

Model Secondary School for the Deaf CoEd Varsity Track and Field

Track and Field

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Result:

Model Secondary School for the Deaf:

Multiple Opponents:

Softball

Date: Friday, March 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Result: Loss

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 0

Kent Island High School: 23

note:
Kent Island High School is one of the largest high
schools in the area across the bridge towards
Eastern Shore in Maryland

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random deafsports thoughts

annual DeafDigest Sports complaint

national deaf basketball tournament is coming up soon.

complaint #1
which teams are favorites?

complaint #2
which players are playing for which teams?

complaint #3
which teams represent which cities?

plenty of tweets but nary information re above.

Next year, same set of complaints!

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college deaf athlete

Lauren Godfrey

senior

women’s basketball

Grace College (Indiana – NAIA)

started 7 of 31 games

averaged 11.6 minutes per game

averaged 3.0 points per game

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Gallaudet men’s basketball fundraising to travel to Costa Rica this August

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is raising
funds to help support its summer international trip to Costa Rica. The
Bison are working with Beyond Sports Tours on the logistics of the trip
and raising money for the team through Mighty Cause.

https://www.beyondsportstours.com/
https://www.mightycause.com/team/Acf0nf

DONATE: Click here to make a secure online donation
https://www.mightycause.com/team/Acf0nf

The GU men’s basketball team is hoping to become the first Gallaudet
athletics team to make an international trip in school history. As part of
the trip, the Bison will volunteer with Costa Rica’s Special Olympics.
Plus, the team plans to host a free basketball clinic for deaf students in
Costa Rica.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gallaudet
coachKevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu or 202.559.0438.

Thank you in advance for your donation and support for this Gallaudet
Bison men’s basketball trip

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2019/03/24

DeafDigest Sports – March 24, 2019

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— track update

— college deaf athlete

— random deafsportsthoughts

— arctic swimming race

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Maryland track

Results from Urbana Invitational (3/23)

MSD boys team finished 11th out of 17 schools.  Enow Otto (10th gr) earned
all of his team points by placed first in long jump (19?9?) and fourth in
triple jump (38’5)
(38?5?).

MSD girls team placed 15th with 6 team points by 400M relay team which
finished 4th (53.97) with Sierra Herzig-Wilcox, Milana Bielucke, Cassidy
Perry, and Rajena Guettler.

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random deafsports thoughts

any American deaf swimmers brave enough to swim
in artic conditions?

See part of this newspaper story:

Ice Swimming World Championship last week.

held in Murmansk, Russia

In all, 93 swimmers from 22 countries competed in the championship, which
was held in a 25m swimming pool carved out of Murmansks frozen Lake
Semenovskoe.

Irelands Patricia Heffernan, who won gold in her age category for the
Arctic Cup 500m Freestyle, received a special award for being the first
deaf swimmer to complete an ice swim at 0 C

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college deaf athlete

Johnny Kyte

junior

hockey

University of Southern Maine (NCAA-III)

son of Jim Kyte, son of long time deaf pro in NHL

as the team defenseman, he played 21 of his team’s 26 goals

only spent 12 minutes in penalty box

scored no goals on 14 shots attempted

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Gallaudet men’s basketball fundraising to travel to Costa Rica this August

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is raising
funds to help support its summer international trip to Costa Rica. The
Bison are working with Beyond Sports Tours on the logistics of the trip
and raising money for the team through Mighty Cause.

https://www.beyondsportstours.com/
https://www.mightycause.com/team/Acf0nf

DONATE: Click here to make a secure online donation
https://www.mightycause.com/team/Acf0nf

The GU men’s basketball team is hoping to become the first Gallaudet
athletics team to make an international trip in school history. As part of
the trip, the Bison will volunteer with Costa Rica’s Special Olympics.
Plus, the team plans to host a free basketball clinic for deaf students in
Costa Rica.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gallaudet
coachKevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu or 202.559.0438.

Thank you in advance for your donation and support for this Gallaudet
Bison men’s basketball trip

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Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetBisonShop.com

2019/03/23

DeafDigest Sports – March 23, 2019

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

— Illinois all-star player

— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet baseball

— Gallaudet men’s basketball trip

— college deaf athlete

— curling sign language

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Gallaudet men’s basketball fundraising to travel to Costa Rica this August

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is raising
funds to help support its summer international trip to Costa Rica. The
Bison are working with Beyond Sports Tours on the logistics of the trip
and raising money for the team through Mighty Cause.

https://www.beyondsportstours.com/
https://www.mightycause.com/team/Acf0nf

DONATE: Click here to make a secure online donation
https://www.mightycause.com/team/Acf0nf

The GU men’s basketball team is hoping to become the first Gallaudet
athletics team to make an international trip in school history. As part of
the trip, the Bison will volunteer with Costa Rica’s Special Olympics.
Plus, the team plans to host a free basketball clinic for deaf students in
Costa Rica.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gallaudet
coachKevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu or 202.559.0438.

Thank you in advance for your donation and support for this Gallaudet
Bison men’s basketball trip

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Gallaudet baseball (at Florida)

Gallaudet can’t hold back Bethany Bison in final Spring Break game

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Gallaudet University baseball team scored five runs
in the bottom of the seventh inning here Friday against the Bethany
(W.Va.) College Bison to take an 8-3 lead. GU only needed six outs to
pick-up its third straight win during the 2019 Spring Break trip but
Bethany scored six times in the eighth and went on to win 9-8.

Gallaudet (7-12) trailed 2-0 early on after three innings but came back to
tie the game at two in the bottom of the fourth inning, after a RBI double
by freshman Shea Sliva-Wynne (Richmond, Texas) and a RBI single by junior
Austin Altman (Irvine, Calif.).

Bethany (11-4) got a run back in the top of the fifth on a sacrifice fly
out to regain a 3-2 advantage.

The GU Bison answered with a RBI single by sophomore Darren Drolsbaugh
(Lansdale, Pa.) to tie the game for a second time.

Gallaudet broke open the game in the bottom of the seventh as the Bethany
defense committed three errors to allow the GU Bison to score five times
on two hits. Senior Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.) and junior Gilwon Seo
(Hongseong, South Korea) had RBI singles in the five-run inning.

Bethany answered with a six-run eighth as Gallaudet’s pitching gave out.
The GU Bison walked four batters, twice with the bases loaded, before
Bethany put together three hits off Upton (0-1) including a RBI triple to
tie the game at 8-8 and a RBI single by Jake Stemmeric to score the
eventual game-winning run.

Upton took the loss as he allowed the game-winning run to score in two
innings of relief work. Freshman Josh Dugan (San Antonio, Texas) started
the game and threw into the eighth inning before being lifted for
Drolsbaugh, who faced three batters and allowed three runs on one hit and
two walks.

Bethany’s Neil Woods (1-0) got the win with 2.2 innings tossed to close
out the game.

BISON TRACKS

GU had eight RBI in the game

The GU Bison left eight runners on base

Seo led the offense going 3-for-5

Seven different Gallaudet batters had a hit

UP NEXT
Gallaudet returns home to begin North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC)
play against Penn St.-Abington (5-8) on Saturday, March 30, at noon.

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Illinois boys’ basketball

BOYS BASKETBALL

Jacksonville all-star rosters are announced

The 41st annual Country Financial West Central Illinois Boys All-Star
Classic scheduled for March 22, tonight at the Jacksonville Bowl.

The game features some of the top senior players from around the
Jacksonville area.

The North All-Stars will include Zach Thompson, Garrett Snow and Shawn
Bell of Concord Triopia; Brady Bergman and Camden Schmitz of Mount
Sterling Brown County;
D.J. McWilliams of Beardstown; Gage Bartos and Chase Schmitt of Pleasant
Plains; Russ Crifasi and Hank Hayer of Lutheran; Carson Reese of New
Berlin, and Vaughn
Toyne of PORTA/A-C.

The South All-Stars will include Cory Baalman and Drew Baalman of Hardin
Calhoun; Zach Rose and Jordan White of Jacksonville; Shannon McNeal of
Jacksonville ISD;
Dylan Marshall and Drew Winters of Jacksonville Routt; Gabe Jones and
Nathan Walker of Carrollton; Aaron Brown of Winchester West Central; Dylan
Pohlman of
Greenfield/Northwestern, and Justin Lawson of White Hall North Greene.

Triopia assistant coach Rich Thompson will guide the north team, and
Calhoun?s Ryan Graner will coach the South.

Two individuals, longtime Franklin athletic director Rick Smith and
retiring North Greene coach Brett Berry, will be honored before the game.
Pregame activities
begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets, which are $6 each, are available at participating schools and
also at Jacksonville?s County Market and at WLDS-WEAI radio.

Proceeds will go to Morgan County MADD Chapter, Camp Courage and the
Directions Heating and Cooling Center.

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random deafsports thoughts

Has DeafDigest Sports editor received complaints after
making boys’ and girls’ All-American announcements?

Yes.

DeafDigest Sports editor started covering high school
sports in 1986. Never has a year passed by without
complaints from some coaches and athletic directors.

Comes with the territory? Yes.

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college deaf athlete

Missy Sadler

junior

women’s basketball

St Thomas Aquinas (NY – NCAA-II)

started 10 of 31 games that she played

averaged 9.1 points per game

averaged 17.3 minutes per game

she is 6’1 tall

averaged 4.3 rebounds per game

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curling sign language

part of newspaper story

In such an auditory sport where players are guided by commands barked
loudly by the skip, deaf curlers rely on hand signals. Sweepers also work
in pairs so one can keep an eye on the signals being relayed from the
shot-taker. It can be a delicate dance as they have to be especially
vigilant that they dont accidentally knock the rock with their brooms or
feet while stealing a glance.

Deaf curlers also have to be wary opposing teams dont catch them signing
strategy, so some develop coded gestures not unlike a third-base coach in
baseball gives instruction to a baserunner across the diamond with a
seemingly random pattern of arm and hand motions.

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2019/03/22

DeafDigest Sports – March 22, 2019

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— Girls’ Basketballl honors

— Texas girls’ basketball honor

— track update

— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet baseball doubleheader win

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DeafDigest Sports girls’ basketball honors

Coach of the Year, Big Schools – Brian Sipek, Texas
Coach of the Year, Small Schools – Joy Moers, Florida

Player of the Year, Big Schools – Cassidy Perry, Maryland
Player of the Yar, Small Schools – Alexis Roberts, Mississippi

Team of the Year, Big Schools – Texas
Team of the Year, Small Schools – Florida

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Gallaudet baseball (at Florida)

Bison sweep Southern Vermont for the first and final time

FORT MYERS, Fla. – It was a bittersweet day for the Gallaudet University
baseball team here Thursday as it swept Southern Vermont College, 9-8 and
9-7, in a non-conference doubleheader at the Lee County Player Development
Complex. The wins were the first and last for the Bison against Southern
Vermont, who will shut down its school at the end of this semester due to
financial hardship. Gallaudet (7-11) entered today’s doubleheader 0-4
all-time against the Mountaineers (3-6-1).

note:
always sad when an opposing college closes doors due to financial
reasons. It happened to Mt Ida two years ago, an opponent in
Gallaudet’s Eastern Collegiate Football Conference

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Missouri track

Missouri School for the Deaf Track team ran their second track meet this
week at Monroe City last night (March 21). Here is result from last night
meet. Our next track meet will be at Fatima on April 2.

Julia Stafford

100 m dash ? 17.43

4×100 – 1:12.0

4×200 – 2:32.54

Long jump – SCR

Addisyn Tapella

100 m dash – 16.27

4×100 – 1:12.0

4×200 – 2:32.54

PR – Discus ? 35-11

Sara Farmer

100 m hurdles ? 30.99

4×100 – 1:12.0

PR – 4×200 – 2:32.54

Long jump ? 9-2

Cristin Kohl

Shot put 17-7

4×100 – 1:12.0

4×200 – 2:32.54

PR – 100 M Dash ? 17.78

Mikal Meriwether

High Jump – 5-04

100 M Dash – 13.54

Long Jump ? 15-5

Shot Put ? 33-5

Hezeki Smoot

100 M Dash – 13.53

Long Jump – 14-08

Triple Jump ? 30-3

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Texas girls’ basketball honor

part of newspaper story

All-Central Texas girls basketball team

THIRD TEAM

Sunita Schmidjorg, sr., Texas School for the Deaf (5): The 5-4 guard
sparked the Rangers to a 33-1 record and a spot in TAPPS title game with
14.5 points, five assists and five rebounds a game.

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random deafsports thoughts

There was a story in today’s newspapers about deaf students
at hearing colleges struggling to find classroom interpreters
at the last minute.

For quite a few deaf athletes that play on hearing college
teams, a big consideration is the availablilty of interpreters
at these hearing colleges.

For one football players he chose one NCAA-I college over
another NCAA-I college for that reason. It was a choice
between sitting on the bench and getting interpeters
easily as opposed to playing a lot and struggling with
interpreters.

Needless to say, he sat on the bench four full seasons,
rarely playing at all!

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2019/03/21

DeafDigest Sports – March 21, 2019

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

— Girls’ Basketball All-American honors, revised

— random deafsports thoughts

— baseball update

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upcoming announcements
Thursday – other boys’ honors – TODAY
Friday – other girls’ honors – tomorrow

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DeafDigest Sports boys’ basketball honors

Coach of the Year – Letty Perez, New Mexico

Player of the Year, Big Schools – Rory Lewis, Maryland
Player of the Yar, Small Schools – Deven Thompson, New Mexico

Team of the Year, Big Schools – Maryland
Team of the Year, Small Schools, New Mexico

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Model baseball

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Boys Varsity Baseball

Baseball

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Result: Win

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 14

Edmund Burke School: 4

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random deafsports thoughts

How often is it that a friendly athletic contest between
a deaf team and a hearing team would be the spark that
led to the establishment of a professional team?

It happened to Doncaster Rovers, a British professional
soccer team that plays in League One (two notches below
the top Premier Level – equivalent to class AA in baseball).

The story is this – copied off wikipedia:

The club was formed in 1879 by Albert Jenkins, a fitter at Doncaster’s
Great Northern Railway works. He gathered together some friends to play a
match against the Yorkshire Institute for the Deaf and Dumb in September
1879. Jenkins side took a 4-0 lead but the game ended as a 4-4 draw. On
walking back from the game, the team took a rest at the Hall Cross pub, and
had a discussion in which they decided to play more and called themselves
Doncaster Rovers.

note:
Yorkshire Institute for the Deaf and Dumb is now Doncaster School
for the Deaf.

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DeafDigest Sports 2019 Basketball All-American honors, revised

girls’ basketball
Alabama – Destiney Larry
American – Jatara Page
Arkansas – Kiley Rhodes
Colorado – Diana Enriquez
Eastern North Carolina – Brooklyn Conyers
Florida – Olivia Brown
Florida – Lourdine Jordonne
Fremont – Malia Zornoza
Georgia – Zariah Clay
Indiana – Anya Pothorski
Lexington – Dorgianny Flores
Marie Philip – Shayla Rochette
Maryland – Cassidy Perry
Maryland – Rajena Guettler
Maryland – Crystal Salit
Michigan – Chloe Woggerman
Mississippi – Alexis Roberts
Model – Brianna Thigpen
New York – Samantha Pon
Oklahoma – Miracle Pearson
Pennsylvania – Gia DiGiacomo
Phoenix – Kiana Vasquez
Riverside – Serenity Fry
Rhode Island – Yasmin Sicaju
Rochester – Courtney Gentzke
South Carolina – Alerys Henriquez
St Mary’s – Cami Cole
Tennessee – MarCreshia Phillips
Texas – Sunita Schmidjorg
Texas – Ashlene Etkie
Texas – Michaela Kelley
Washington – Ashantay Truong
Western Pennsylvania – Danielle Fisher
Wisconsin – Lucero Arreola

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2019/03/20

DeafDigest Sports – March 20, 2019

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— Girls’ Basketball All-American honors

— random deafsports thoughts

— baseball and softball updates

— track update

— pitcher switches to catcher and closes game with double play

— national basketball coaches

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upcoming announcements
Tuesday – boys’ All-American honors – YESTERDAY
Wednesday – girls’ All-American honors – TODAY
Thursday – other boys’ honors
Friday – other girls’ honors

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DeafDigest Sports 2019 Basketball All-American honors

girls’ basketball

DeafDigest Sports 2019 Basketball All-American honors
Alabama – Destiney Larry
American – Jatara Page
Arkansas – Kiley Rhodes
Colorado – Diana Enriquez
Eastern North Carolina – Brooklyn Conyers
Florida – Olivia Brown
Florida – Lourdine Jordonne
Fremont – Malia Zornoza
Georgia – Zariah Clay
Indiana – Anya Pothorski
Lexington – Dorgianny Flores
Marie Philip – Shayla Rochette
Maryland – Cassidy Perry
Maryland – Rajena Guettler
Maryland – Crystal Salit
Michigan – Chloe Woggerman
Mississippi – Alexis Roberts
Model – Brianna Thigpen
New York – Samantha Pon
Oklahoma – Miracle Pearson
Pennsylvania – Gia DiGiacomo
Phoenix – Kiana Vasquez
Riverside – Serenity Fry
Rhode Island – Yasmin Sicaju
Rochester – Courtney Gentzke
South Carolina – Alerys Henriquez
St Mary’s – Cami Cole
Tennessee – MarCreshia Phillips
Washington – Ashantay Truong
Wisconsin – Lucero Arreola

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Msryland baseball

MSD won the game versus Massanutten Military Academy 22-5.

Batting:

T. Glennon 3 for 4, 3 R, 4 RBI
E. Long 2 for 3, 2B, 3 R, 3 RBI
B. McAfee 2 for 4, 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI

MSD record: 1-0

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Maryland softball

Maryland School for the Deaf vs. Massanutten Military Academy. Won 16-5.
Record: 1-0

Maryland School for the Deaf softball team won their opening game of the
season with Cassidy Perry who went 3 for 3 with a homerun over the fence
with 3 RBI and pitched 2 shutout innings. We walked 12 times which helped
us win the game. Crystal Salit closed down the game as pitcher while
Cassidy Perry was the catcher. With bases loaded, the opponent hitter hit
ball straight to Salit which she threw to Perry at home and Perry immediately
threw to first base for a double play to seal the game for the win.

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Missouri track

Missouri School for the Deaf Track team ran their first track meet at
Montgomery City on March 19. They did their best and some of them earned
their own Personal
Record. The coaches were so proud of them and their effort. The boys
earned 8 points for their team. Our next meet will be on Thursday March 21
at Monroe City,
Missouri.

Julia Stafford

PR – 100 m dash – 16.94

PR – 4×100 – 1:09.91

PR – 4×200 – 2:29.26

PR – Long jump – 10?2.75?

Addisyn Tapella

100 m dash – 16.44

4×100 – 1:09.91

4×200 – 2:29.26

PR – Discus – 47?6.5?

Sara Farmer

100 m hurdles – dq

4×100 – 1:09.91

PR – 4×200 – 2:29.26

Long jump – 10?3

Cristin Kohl

PR – Shot put 17-10

PR – 4×100 – 1:09.91

4×200 – 2:29.26

Discus 31-1.25

Mikal Meriwether

2nd place ? High Jump – 5-06.00 (PR)

100 M Dash – 13.46

Long Jump – 16-08.50

Shot Put – 31-04.75

Hezeki Smoot

100 M Dash – 13.39

800 M run – 2:43.71

Long Jump – 14-08.75

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Model updates

Softball

Date: Monday, March 18, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Result: Loss

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 2

St. Vincent Pallotti HS: 11

Softball

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Result: Win

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 22

Oakcrest School: 6

Baseball

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Result: Loss

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 5

St. Anselm’s Abbey School: 10

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Riverside softball

LaSierra Academy 18
CSD RIVERSIDE 26

Hamilton 7
CSD RIVERSIDE 17

League 3-0
Overall 6-1

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random deafsports thoughts

The USA deaf women’s national soccer team posted on
a tweet their displeasure with offensive langauge and
promises to take action after investigating what
happened.

DeafDigest Sports agrees with the USA deaf women’s
national soccer team

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national basketball coaches

Announcing the 2019 USA Deaf Basketball National Team Coaches: Womens Head
Coach Deb Ayers, Head Assistant Coach Laura Edwards, Mens Head Coach Jimmy
Newsome, and Head Assistant Coach Jeff Ploederl!

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2019/03/19

DeafDigest Sports – March 19, 2019

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

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

— Boys’ Basketball All-American honors

— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball update

— Gallaudet baseball

— girls’ track update

— college deaf athlete

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upcoming announcements
Tuesday – boys’ All-American honors – TODAY
Wednesday – girls’ All-American honors
Thursday – other boys’ honors
Friday – other girls’ honors

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DeafDigest Sports 2019 Basketball All-American honors

boys’ basketball
Alabama – Cory McKinnie
American – Dylan Mallach
Arizona – Santana Gonzales
Arkansas – Ethan Pompeo
Colorado – DuChea High
Eastern North Carolina – Jeremiah Deans
Florida – Walter Douglas
Fremont – Luke Bella
Georgia – DeMarco Brown
Illinois – Shannon McNeal
Indiana – Jared Beckler
Lexington – Steve Salmon
Marie Philip – Kacey Monahan
Maryland – Rory Lewis
Maryland – Eric Long
Maryland – Miguel Pavao
Michigan – Jake Zanavitch
Mississippi – Mark Campbell
Missouri – Mikal Meriwether
Model – Joshua Wojnar
New Jersey – Nasir Gurganus
New Mexico – Deven Thompson
New Mexico – Bruce Brewer
New York – Jaykuss Figueroa
Oklahoma – Isaiah Holt
Pennsylvania – Jacob Cross
Phoenix – Brian Lynch
Rhode Island – Jayden Elias
Riverside – Dylan Eveland
Rochester – Bode Aggas
South Carolina – Andrew Bibbs
St Mary’s – Nick Barrus
Texas – Jonah Hazelett
Washington – Juan Ramirez
West Virginia – Zach Stump
Western Pennsylvania – Chad D’Amore

Honorary All-American
Kerwin Haake, sophomore, Kentucky SD

(one of the nation’s best high school/adult
wheelchair basketball players; he plays for
two clubs – a high school in Cincinnati and
an adult team also in Cincinnati)

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Gallaudet baseball

GU drops doubleheader to Saint Michael’s to start Spring Break

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Gallaudet University baseball team dropped a
doubleheader here Sunday at Terry Park to Saint Michael’s College to begin
its Spring Break trip in Florida.

This was the season opener for the Purple Knights (2-0). The Bison (5-10)
dropped the first game 7-2 and the second game 5-2.

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Eastern North Carolina boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

The Wilson Times readership area have been selected to the North Carolina
Basketball Coaches Association All-District 3 team

Second-team boys selections consisted of Eastern North Carolina School for
the Deaf junior Jeremiah Deans

Deans, at 6-2 and 215 pounds, was often the sole source of attention for
opposing defenses, while at times outscoring the opponent by his lonesome
last season.

note:
DeafDigest Sports editor saw Deans play, as a freshman, at Mason-Dixon
tournament three years ago at Louisiana School for the Deaf. He easily was
the best player in the tournament.

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Fremont updates

With the beautiful weather, we were able to get three baseball games, four
softball games, and a track meet in the books last week!  The teams will
be preparing the next few weeks for the Berg Seeger Classic here in
Fremont on Saturday April 6 and the Hoy Classic in Maryland on April
26-27!

Athlete of the Week ? Esther Biser.  Our junior all around player took up
a leadership role for softball after the team started late due to a long
basketball season.  The team finally played four games last week and she
led CSD to a 3-1 start.  Great job and we look forward to another great
season from you and the team!

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Washington girls’ track

part of newspaper story

As a team, Ilwacos girls tied with the Washington School for the Deaf for
first place

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random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports editor remembered a chat he had with
the football coach at St Rita School for the Deaf.

That school no longer fields a football team but
in the years way back, it did.

The school did not have too much money in the
athletic funds to fully support football.

The school saved money by not purchasing blocking
sleds. Instead the team pushed the coach’s car
across the practice field as a way to improve
on the players’ push and body strength.

The school saved money by not scheduling long
distance road trips – instead – playing against
local high school freshmen and JV teams.

And the school sent several outstanding players
to Gallaudet to play football – Rick Suiter,
John Kaleta and Dennis Emmendorfer, among others.

That was during the good old days.

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college deaf athlete

part of newspaper story

Kentucky Basketball: 5-star point guard Quade Green is better than I
thought, John Calipari says

Toughness defined Ulis two-year career with the Wildcats, and it has so
far defined Greens young life. He was born 80 percent deaf and struggled
to speak for years before auditory implants and speech therapists helped
him overcome those challenges  and basketball brought the shy kid from
Philadelphia out of his shell.

note:

NCAA Big Dance has two deaf connections

#1 – Vermont coach John Becker, a former Gallaudet head coach

#2 – Kentucky’s Quade Green

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2019/03/18

DeafDigest Sports – March 18, 2019

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— Team of the Year announcement today

— random deafsports thoughts

— college deaf athlete

— Georgia basketball all-star hero

— elite deaf athlete

— part of Becker story

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DeafDigest Sports Team of the Year announcement

Small Schools boys’ Team of the Year
New Mexico School for the Deaf

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Basketball Team of the Year honors already announced

Big Schools Boys – Maryland School for the Deaf
Big Schools Girls – Texas School for the Deaf

Small Schools Boys – New Mexico School for the Deaf
Small Schools Boys runner ups – Lexington School for the Deaf
Small Schools Girls – Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

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comparing New Mexico with Lexington in boys’ basketball

New Mexico was 22-6
Lexington was 20-2

New Mexico defeated Missouri 59-19 in the Great Plains
championship game

Lexington defeated American 29-27 in the ESDAA-I
championship game

New Mexico reached the semi-finals in the state
class A basketball championships (public schools)

Lexington won the Metro League championshp
(small private schools)

Model (Clerc team) defeated Lexington 49-30
in a regular season game

in a scrimmage game that had referees, Maryland
(Clerc team) defeated Lexington by a big score

At Clerc, Texas defeated New Mexico 61-46 but
New Mexico defeated Riverside 71-32 and then
Fremont 71-49 to win consolation championship
(5th place)

These are the reasons why New Mexico is the Team
of the Year in boys’ Small Schools division.

This is not to detract from Lexington’s amazing
season in boys’ basketball.

See you all in the 2019-20 basketball season!

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upcoming announcements
Tuesday – boys’ All-American honors
Wednesday – girls’ All-American honors
Thursday – other boys’ honors
Friday – other girls’ honors

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Georgia basketball

Northwest Georgia Tip-Off Club Senior All-Star Game Thursday March 14,
2019

Zariah Clay and DeMarco Brown both made GSD proud with their play last
Thursday in the NWGTOC Senior All-Star Game. Both played hard while on the
floor. Win or lose.

Zariah was one of 12 girls on her team. She was chosen from a list of
seniors? players from all the member schools. Her team lost a high scoring
game 92-79, Zariah finished the night with 4 points and 6 rebounds.

DeMarco was one of 11 boys on his team. He also was chosen from a list of
senior players from all the member school. His team won 68-65 in overtime.
DeMarco finished the night with only 2 points, but they were two important points.
He hit two free throws late in the fourth quarter to get his team closer
to tying the game at 60 in regulation.

This game was the last time either will play in the GSD uniform. They will
be missed.

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college deaf athlete

Samanatha Wessel

freshman

women’s basketball

Dominican University (Illinois, NCAA-III)

played 26 games, starting twice

averaged 12.7 minutes per game

averaged 3.3 points per game

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elite deaf athlete

The Cincinnati Royals adult wheelchair basketball team went 3-0 this
weekend to win the Bowling Green Invitational Tournament.  Point guard
Kerwin Haake, sophomore at Kentucky School for the Deaf, was the team’s
second leading scorer with 40 points in the 3 games.  This concludes the
Royals season.  Kerwin will continue to finish the season for his high
school team, the Cincinnati Dragons.  The Dragons have climbed to #6 in
the national rankings and will be competing at the national tournament in
Chicago later this month.

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part of Becker story (University of Vermont basketball coach)

Who is their coach?

John Becker began his coaching career in 1994 at Gallaudet, a school for
the hearing impaired in Washington. Coaching tennis. He was also an
assistant basketball coach and rose to head coach, where he proceeded to
go 4-44 in two seasons. For most, that would be the end of a coaching
career, and for a while, it was. Becker went into IT work, but eventually
the bug came back, and he spent a couple seasons as an assistant at
Division III Catholic.

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random deafsports thoughts

do we trust maxpreps?

Lexington vs Maryland in basketball

MSD is ranked 9277th best in nation according to maxpreps

Lexington is ranked 7413th best in nation according to maxpreps

Maryland and Lexington played against each other
in a game-like scrimmage with referees. It was a no
contest in Maryland’s favor

The score is not part of Maryland and Lexington’s
list of scores – as it was unofficial.

Lexington is a very good team, so is Maryland.

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2019/03/17

DeafDigest Sports – March 17, 2019

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— Team of the Year announcement to be made Monday

— random deafsports thoughts

— elite deaf athlete; a pro champion

— college deaf athlete

— Gallaudet softball

— basketball update

— winning state basketball championship with just 14 boys in school

deaf schools won/lost records (as of 3/16/19)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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DeafDigest Sports Team of the Year announcement

Small Schools boys’ Team of the Year announcement
will made Monday

basketball season has officially ended for all schools

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Basketball Team of the Year honors already announced

Big Schools Boys – Maryland School for the Deaf
Big Schools Girls – Texas School for the Deaf

Small Schools Boys – to be announced Monday
Small Schools Girls – Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

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Gallaudet softball

Gallaudet holds off Washington Adventist in 6-5 win

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University softball team held off Washington
Adventist University here Friday afternoon to win 6-5 at the GU Softball
Complex.

Gallaudet (4-5) broke open a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning
with two runs to take a two-run lead, 6-4, into the seventh inning.

Washington Adventist (1-3) tried to take the lead in the last inning after
Kassandra Espinosa tripled to right-center field and scored on a ground
out to pull the Shock to within one run.

GU walked the bases loaded before Erin Greenlaw (3-for-4) popped out to
end the game.

Senior pitcher Jacklyn Zacarias (Montebello, Calif.) picked up her third
win of the season as she allowed five runs (two earned) on eight hits,
three walks and struck out nine.

Freshman Karla Gomez-Zepeda (Santa Rosa, Calif.) led the Bison offense
with three RBI, two hits and one run scored. Jenny Mendis (Brook Park,
Ohio) added two singles and two runs scored.

note:
Washington Adventist is one of the rare NAIA schools in the metro
Washington, DC area.

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Lexington boys’ basketball

Lexington Boys Basketball wrapped up their season with the record of 20 wins
and 2 losses. After a couple of losses, they?ve won 17 games in a row and won
two tournaments, Eastern School for the Deaf Athletics Association, ESDAA,
and Metro League!

Lexington won Metro League championship match back in 2009.?

The last time that Lexington captured ESDAA champion was back in 2001 and
that?s 17 years drought!

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Nebraska boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

In 1931, the high schools basketball team, the Tigers, beat Schuyler,
McCook, Jackson (University Place) and Crete, capping its years 29 wins
and 0 losses by becoming the Nebraska Class A High School champions
despite the fact that there were only 14 boys in the entire high school.

note:
school closed its doors permanently in 1998

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college deaf athlete

Rogers Printup

junior

men’s basketball

University of California at Davis (NCAA-I program)

played 25 of his team’s 31 games

started 10 gamnes

averaged 18.3 minutes per game as one of the coach’s core players

averaged 3.5 points per game

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elite deaf athlete

part of newspaper story

In her first year on the professional circuit and only on her fourth start
in the famed Ladies European Tour, Diksha Dagar became just the second
Indian woman golfer to win a title on Saturday.

The upcoming Indian golfer clinched the South African Open, scripting an
incredible one-shot victory over three-time champion Lee Anne Pace with a
bogey-free final round in Cape Town.

The 18-year-old Dagar was trailing by two shots heading into the final
round, but pipped the much-experienced Pace with a three-under final
round.

Diksha also has ambitions of getting to the LPGA, which on current form
looks a strong possibility. Dagar also played at the Womens Hero Indian
Open as an amateur and made the cut.

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random deafsports thoughts

Could a deaf baseball player play centerfield with his
hearing teammates?

There was a story in Saturday’s newspapers about the
key duty of a centerfielder – to shout out who will
catch the fly balls. Hearing outfielders hear the
shouting and know what to do with these flyballs.

Would hearing outfielders understand the “deaf speech”
by the deaf centerfielder?

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2019/03/16

DeafDigest Sports – March 16, 2019

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— Team of the Year announcement to be made Monday

— random deafsports thoughts

— championship game result

— elite deaf athlete

— college deaf athlete

— world deaf indoor track championships

deaf schools won/lost records (as of 3/16/19)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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DeafDigest Sports Team of the Year announcement

Small Schools boys’ Team of the Year announcement
will made Monday

basketball season has officially ended for all schools

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Basketball Team of the Year honors already announced

Big Schools Boys – Maryland School for the Deaf
Big Schools Girls – Texas School for the Deaf

Small Schools Boys – to be announced Monday
Small Schools Girls – Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

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Lexington boys’ basketball

Metro League championship game

Lexington School for the Deaf 35
Winston Prep 21

Record: 20-2

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college deaf athlete

Connor Ortman

freshman

men’s basketball

Lakeland University (NCAA-III, Wisconsin)

only played 2 of his team’s 25 games

only totalled 2 minutes of game action

had no stats in these two games

he is 6’4 tall

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elite deaf athlete

part of newspaper story

South African Women’s Open: Golfer Diksha Dagar moves into 2nd place
despite poor opening round

Dagar, who was tied fifth at the NSW Open a week earlier, carded 76 in the
first round in difficult conditions, but her six-under took her to
two-under.

Promising Indian golfer Diksha Dagar made amends for her poor first round
with a six-under 66 to move into second place after 36 holes at the
Investec South African Women’s Open.

The 19-year-old former World Deaf Championship winner and 2017 Summer
Deaflympics silver medallist showed none of the first round nerves as she
went around the course in 66 strokes.

note:
she had to decide between pro golf and a NCAA-I golf scholarship and she
chose becoming a pro

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random deafsports thoughts

do deaf golf Deaflympics gold medal promise a great
pro careers?

Look at Diksha Dagar (above story). She didn’t win
the gold – yet is off to a great pro career.

The gold medal winner was Kayla Yost. She is a pro
golfer but a google search failed to come up with
her name.

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world deaf indoor track championships

taking place right now at Tallinn, Estonia
(March 14-17).

USA Deaf Track and Field team is represented
at the meet; 8 men abnd 3 women

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