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DeafDigest Sports – May 1-4, 2012

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Today’s Hot DeafSports News

- a football showcase

- a Gallaudet softball Rookie of the Year

- a past Gallaudet baseball triple play

- Bingham’s performance in high school All-Star game

- Bonheyo steps down

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Gallaudet awards

Gallaudet University student-athletes recognized at annual awards ceremony

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2011-12 Gallaudet University athletics year
officially came to a close on Tuesday, May 1, in the Jordan Student
Academic Center Multipurpose Room as the GU athletics department held
its annual awards ceremony. Bison student-athletes from 14 varsity
teams were recognized before a capacity crowd. Men’s track and
field junior Darius Flowers (Birmingham, Ala.) and women’s
track and field sophomore Leslye Kang (Wayne, N.J.) were named this
year’s Student-Athletes of the Year.


Gallaudet softball

Gallaudet softball places three on NEAC all-conference teams, Faafiti picked as Rookie of the Year

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC)
released its 2012 softball all-conference awards on Wednesday and
Gallaudet University had three honorees, one first-team and two
second-team selections, selected to the South Division all-conference
teams. Senior outfielder Easter Faafiti (Pittsburg, Calif.), who made
her debut with the softball team this year, was named the NEAC South
Division Rookie of the Year.


Indiana boys’ basketball

Kyle Bingham-Indiana Elite All Star Basketball Challenge

He scored five points and grabbed 3 rebounds


Maryland football

(newspaper story)

Football: Decision was tough for MSD’s Bonheyo

  Andy Bonheyo said his decision to step down as Maryland School for the
Deaf’s football coach was not an easy one to make.

He’s been wrestling with it in recent seasons despite the Orioles’
overwhelming success.

But, in the last week, Bonheyo said he “finally had the guts to do it.”

Bonheyo, 50, will stay on as MSD’s athletic director, which means he will
hire his successor.

“We should have a new coach soon,” he said in an email to the News-Post.

Bonheyo said his 11 years at the helm of the football program were very
rewarding. He led the Orioles to 10 national deaf prep championships,
including the last nine.

“I will always remember my first game as coach at MSD. We won over Maret,
20-12, on their turf,” he said. “No one thought we stood any chance of
winning that game.”

Bonheyo said he would not rule out a return to coaching.

When practice rolls around in August, he said, “I will feel strange, but I
will be around to support the next coach to assure a smooth transition. I
have confidence that the current coaching staff will continue the
excellence of our football program.”


Minnesota track

Results of yesterday’s 5th Annual Leo Bond Track Meet


New Jersey track

NJSD Track Results
May 3rd

NJSD  65
PSD  58
ASD  51
Lewis School 12

NJSD top performers:
Fuquan Howard, 1st 300 IH, 1st 400, 1st 4 x 400, 5th shot
Tamar Taylor, 5th 300 IH, 5th 1600, 2nd 110 HH, 1st 4 x 400
Ashanti Rutledge, 3rd LJ, 2nd 400, 5th 200, 1st 4 x 400
Marquise Williams, 4th LJ, 1st 200, 1st 100,
Tim Skalko, 2nd 1600, 1st 4 x 400, 3rd discus, 3rd 800
Stephen Oliveria, 3rd shot
Joe Gilmore, 4th 100

Season Record: 7 ~V 6 ~V 1

NJSD  99
ASD  39
PSD  20
Lewis  4

NJSD top performers:
Katrina DeValerio, 2nd 300 IH, 1st, 100 HH, 1st 200, 3rd 100
Judith Cantril, 3rd 300 IH, 3rd LJ, 3rd 800, 1st 3200
Tateiana LaGuerre, 4th LJ, 2nd Shot, 1sr 4 x 400
Fanny Tenezaca, 2nd 1600, 1st 4 x 400
Liliana Martinez, 1st 1600,  2nd 800, 1st 4 x 400
Elvira Kabanova 5th LJ, 2nd 100 HH, 1st 4 x 400
Indra Oseagulu 1st shot, 1st discus
Alba Peralta 2nd 400, 1st 800, 2nd 100
Nicole Baldwin 2nd discus
Indira Marte 5th 200, 3rd 400

Season Record:  8 – 5

Athletes of the Month – April
Ashanti Rudledge, freshman – three meets, 40 points
Elvira Kabanova, sophomore – three meets, 50 points


New Mexico football

New Mexico 6-Man Football Showcase- August 2012

The two day 2012 Six-Man Football Showcase will be held in Santa Fe,
N.M., at the New Mexico School for the Deaf. This event will start
with the inaugural game on Friday, August 31, 2012.  There are five
6-man teams from New Mexico and one team out of El Paso, Texas,
Immanuel Christian Academy.

Friday, August 31, 2012 @                               
3pm           Clovis Christian v. NMSD

Saturday, September 1, 2012 @                      
10am         Roy v. Hondo


New Mexico track

Our boys’ squad won the District 2A meet for the 3rd year in a row.
Our 4×100 relay team broke the school record, with a time of 46.38.
The old record of 46.50 was set in 1981. NMSD track numbered 32 in
2012, and we will continue to build on our growth.

2012 State Qualifiers

Immanuel Neubauer-  200/400/Long Jump/4×400/4×100

Mark Chavez-                100/4×100/4×400/Medley

Zachery Lee-                 110H/300IH/4×100/Medley

Michael Jendusa-         4×100/4×400/Medley

Andrick Carroll-            Triple Jump/Javelin/4×400


New York State/Rome softball

(newspaper story)

Holy Cross Academy opened the NCAC co-ed softball season with a 27-8 win
against the New York State School For The Deaf.


St Mary’s track

Despite the beautiful weather yesterday and a lot of great individual
efforts by the Lady Bison’s, we were unable to come away with a
victory over the combined team of Cardinal O’Hara/Nichols.  The final
score was 63-44, however, the Lady Bison’s placed first in more than
½ the events and we achieved 3 individual personal records throughout
the course of the track meet.  It should also be noted that rookies,
Monica Burger and Jamila Torres really paid their dues yesterday by
pushing their bodies to their physical limit and truly gaining the
respect of their teammates, coaches, and the team they competed
against.  Please come and support the girl’s track team tomorrow
morning at 10am as they host the 3rd annual Lou P. classic here at
SMSD against PSD and RSD. 

Individual Statistics:


Andrea Lewis: Long Jump- 1st place/ 12’11 ¾ “

                              Triple Jump- 1st place/ 27’4″ (personal

                              800m- 1st place/ 2:58.6 (personal


Crystle Marion: Shot Put- 1st place/ 33’6 ½”

                                Discus- 1st place/ 102’8″


Shakenya Ward-Brassell: High Jump-1st place/ 4’6″ (tied personal


World Deaf Table Tennis Championships, Tokyo, May 1, 2012

Japanese women defeated #1 seed Chinese women, 3-2


Deaf Collegiate Athletes

Michael Patrick has signed to play baseball at Winthrop


Deaf Elite Athletes

Terence Parkin now has his sights set on winning medals
at the FINA world Swimming Championship at Barcelona, Spain
next year


Deaf Sports Trivia

Q. See past trivia below. New information is as follows:

A. Thanks to Ron Nomeland. His father was involved
in a triple play in the 1926 game against Blue Ridge
College. Bases were loaded in the first inning when
a Blue Ridge hitter whacked a line drive that first
baseman Walter Krug caught. Krug stepped on first
base for the second out and then threw to second baseman
Emory Nomeland for the third out. Gallaudet won the game

Thanks Ron, for this valuable piece of historical

past trivia
Q. The Gallaudet baseball team pulled off a triple play
in the 3-1 win yesterday over SUNY-IT. First time in
Gallaudet baseball history?

A. Do not know. DeafDigest Sports editor does not recall
any Gallaudet triple plays in the past?


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