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Jul
30

2017/07/30

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DeafDigest Sports – July 26-30, 2017

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Deaflympics link

— pro golfer at Deaflympics

— huge honor for sole surviving Iron Man

— a deaf catcher

Deaf Sports Collections update
— past deaf female pro basketball player (before Tamika Catchings)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/the-five-gallaudet-1943-basketball-championship-iron-men/

#9 Don Padden, the sole surviving Gallaudet Iron Man,
is in the picture on the left side

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Deaflympics link

go to:
http://deaflympics2017.org/en/home-page

it has ended.

38 nations took part in 21 different athletic events

38 nations? In the 2016 hearing Olympics 207 nations
took part.

Why?

No money, no money and no money. And possibly violent
Turkish politics scaring off some nations?

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Gallaudet Field House

Gallaudet University Field House court named in honor of Donald A. Padden, ’45

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University alumnus Donald A. Padden, ’45, left
his mark at Kendall Green after four decades of service as a faculty
member in the physical education department and several years as men’s
basketball head coach. Padden has been a long-lasting contributor to his
alma mater for more than seven decades and now, in addition to leaving his
mark, he has left his signature for all to remember.

full story at:
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2017-18/paddencourt

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Gallaudet swimming

Gallaudet’s Frez-Albrecht and Reaction Light Systems written up in The Washington Post

WASHINGTON – For the second time in two weeks, Gallaudet University
women’s swimming rising senior Faye Frez-Albrecht will be featured in a
national newspaper’s sports section. The Washington Post released its
story titled ‘It makes me feel equal’: A deaf Gallaudet swimmer pushes
NCAA to change rules, adopt technology on Thursday afternoon.

full story at:
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/wswimdive/2017-18/releases/washpost

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Gallaudet in NEAC

Gallaudet University athletics places eighth in 2016-17 NEAC Presidents’ Cup standings

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The Gallaudet University athletics program finished in
eighth place out of 14 schools in the final 2016-17 North Eastern Athletic
Conference (NEAC) Presidents’ Cup standings announced by the conference
office today. The NEAC Presidents’ Cup is calculated by a school’s
standings for athletic, academic, sportsmanship and community service
success throughout the school year.

full story at:
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2017-18/neacstandings

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pro golfer at Deaflympics

WARRENVILLE, Illinois, July 18, 2017: Professional golfer Kaylin Yost is
one of two American golfers selected to represent Team USA at the 2017
Deaflympics Summer Games, an International Olympics Committee
(IOC)-sanctioned event where deaf and hard of hearing athletes compete at
an elite level.

full story at:
http://www.newkerala.com/news/fullnews-255076.html

another story at:
Kaylin Yost initially caught our attention in March when she Monday
qualifying into the LPGA Bank of Hope Founders Cup, then shot an
opening-round 67, an impressive feat for the on-again, off-again Symetra
Tour pro who also suffers from 90 percent hearing loss. The 24-year-old
American impressed again this week by becoming the first gold medal winner
in golf at the Deaflympic, an Olympics-style international competition for
hearing-impaired athletes.

http://www.golfdigest.com/story/symetra-tour-pro-becomes-first-gold-medalist-in-golf-at-the-deaflympics

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baseball

Squeeze catcher hasn’t let hearing disability hamper baseball career

Chase Smartt, a rising junior at Troy University in Alabama and a catcher
for the Winter Garden Squeeze, was born deaf — but that hasn’t slowed
his baseball career.

full story at:
http://www.orangeobserver.com/article/squeeze-catcher-hasnt-let-hearing-disability-hamper-baseball-career

note:
Atlanta Braves drafted him but he chose to play college ball
 

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Jul
25

2017/07/25

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DeafDigest Sports – July 15-25, 2017

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet football

— Deaflympics link

— Florida track

— Illinois football

— deaf softball story

— 3 volleyball articles

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf diver in hearing Olympics
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaflympics-volleyball-player/

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Deaflympics

go to:
http://deaflympics2017.org/en/home-page

to keep yourself updated

sources told DeafDigest Sports editor that media coverage
was not that great

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Gallaudet updates

Seven Gallaudet football players land on Noontime Sports 2017 ECFC watchlist
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/fball/2017-18/releases/noontimeecfcwatchlist

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Florida track

part of newspaper story

Robert McMahon — Won the FHSAA 880 yards four straight years at the
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (1967-70). He is one of 10
athletes in state history to win the same event four times.

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Illinois football

part of newspaper story

A-H joins Lake Forest Academy, Rockford Christian Life and Westminster
Christian, all transitioning to eight-player football. Illinois School for
the Deaf in Jacksonville has played eight-player for a number of years.

North Shore Country Day in Winnetka had been committed but recently
elected to drop its program for the 2017 season. 

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deaf softball

Softball tourney brings deaf community together

COLUMBUS — For Candice Arteaga, the experience is about more than
winning.

Last weekend’s softball tournament in Columbus was a chance to enjoy the
sport she loves with those who face the same challenges she does.

“Having fun and having a good experience is what it’s all about,”
said Arteaga, who got involved with the Midwest Athletic Association of
the Deaf (MAAD) 17 years ago.

The Greenwood resident and Iowa City, Iowa, native has gotten more
involved with the organization over the years.

Last year, she became a board member for the group that includes nine
Midwest states, including Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri,
Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, and this year she led
the softball side of things.

“We work together to organize the events and pick places to host
softball,” said Arteaga, who is also a board member for the Nebraska
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NCDHH).

She wants to get more people from the deaf and hard of hearing community
involved in activities such as softball.

“I just want to get deaf and hard of hearing people together and enjoy
each other from all nine states,” she said. “We communicate by sign
language mostly and we really have a great time coming together each
year.”

MAAD brought its annual softball tournament to Columbus for the first time
last weekend, when four teams featuring players from seven different
states competed.

Midwest Maulers won the championship for the fifth straight year. They
beat Arteaga’s team, Midwest Underdogs, in the championship game.

Arteaga said the players enjoyed their time in Columbus.

“I thought it was a great turnout and everyone really enjoyed the games.
They also got to see what Columbus was all about,” she said.

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volleyball at Deaflympics

Norfolk native competing in Deaflympics

Norfolk native Kali Frowick starts competing in Samsun, Turkey, this week
as a part of the U.S. deaf volleyball team at the 2017 Deaflympics.

Opening ceremonies took place Tuesday and the competition runs through
July 30.

Frowick graduated from Norfolk High School in 2011, becoming a part of the
U.S. deaf volleyball team as a freshman at Gallaudet University — the
only higher education institution in the world designed specifically for
the deaf.

Frowick studied physical education and recreation, as well as played
volleyball, at the university based in Washington, D.C. Since graduating
from the university, Frowick works in Fairbult, Minn., where she’s an
assistant teacher and assistant volleyball coach for the Minnesota State
Academy for the Deaf.

In the Deaflympics, the U.S. team was to first compete against Iran on
Wednesday.

In a previous interview with the Daily News, Frowick said her team’s
biggest competition will be Ukraine and Russia, followed by Japan.

If the U.S. volleyball team wins at the games in Samsun, Turkey, it’ll
be the first time the team has taken home the gold since 1993.

The Iran men’s national deaf volleyball team has upset the United States
to achieve its first victory at the 23rd edition of Summer Deaflympics in
Turkey.

On Wednesday evening, the Iranian squad defeated the American team 3-1
(25-19, 18-25, 25-16 and 25-21) at the end of a match played in Turkey’s
northern and major Black Sea port city of Samsun.

EMU volleyball player set to play in Deaflympics

EMU volleyball player Hunter Taylor (Ashland, Va./Patrick Henry) is all
about taking advantage of opportunities.

full story at:
http://augustafreepress.com/emu-volleyball-player-set-play-deaflympics/
 

 

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Jul
13

2017/07/13

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DeafDigest Sports – July 1-13, 2017

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet updates

— Maryland baseball

— Minnesota sports

— Oregon sports

— Texas baseball

— deaf pitcher in minor league

— deaf soccer

— a past Arena Football League player

— summer league baseball player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— national deaf basketball tournament near-boycott
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pitcher-stefan-anderson/

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Gallaudet updates

Gallaudet men’s basketball earns first NABC Team Academic Excellence Award
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2017-18/releases/nabcacademic

Gallaudet places 40 student-athletes on the 2016-17 NEAC Scholar-Athlete list
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2017-18/neac-allacademic

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Maryland baseball

part of newspaper story

FSK Post 11 riding high at right time

Frederick legion team continues surge with fourth straight district win

Maryland SD rising senior Stefan Anderson is a member of the summer
baseball team; he plays LF and RF and has started and relieved some
games

the mention of him in the newspaper is this:

“They’re playing well, they’re playing really well,” FSK Post 11
coach Tom Long said. “Got two good pitching performances out of Ryan
[Berry] and Stefan [Anderson] today.

Anderson (two hits, one earned run, two strikeouts and one walk) fired
four stout innings in relief, including hitless innings in the fourth,
fifth and sixth.

“I was just throwing strikes today,” Anderson said. “Kept my
change-up low, my curve outside, away. Threw my fastball inside and forced
them to swing or lock them up.”

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Minnesota sports

part of newspaper story

The Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf boys lose another talented senior
class that featured Kyrell Cummings, John Fechter, Dawson Moder and Javis
Johnson. It will be up to incoming seniors like Juan Salgado, Will Bondhus,
Adam Rohde and Jonathan Schmidt, among others to keep the Trojans rolling on
the gridiron.

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Oregon sports

part of newspaper story

St. Paul would drop back to Class 1A and rejoin the Casco League and with
schools like Crosshill Christian, Falls City, Livingstone Adventist Academy,
Oregon School For the Deaf, Perrydale and Willamette Valley Christian.

note:
Oregon School for the Deaf has dropped football

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Texas baseball

Division III, District 4

First team: Kyle Richie, sr., Schertz John Paul II; Ian MacDonald, sr.,
Boerne Geneva; Ethan Rodriguez, sr., San Marcos Academy; Garrison Ryberg,
sr., Brentwood Christian; Shea Sliva-Wynne, jr., Texas School for the Deaf;
Hunter Albrecht, jr., Schertz John Paul II; Calvin Kowalik, fr., Schertz
John Paul II; Ethan Houser, soph., Boerne Geneva; Ryne Hutton, sr., Boerne
Geneva; Zachary Zuniga, sr., Boerne Geneva; Dillon Smith, jr., Brentwood
Christian; Ross Kirchner, jr., Boerne Geneva; Tony Opel, sr., San Marcos
Academy; Chance Fraser, jr., San Marcos Academy; Sean Bowman, sr.,
Concordia.

Second team: Kameron Ellenberger, sr., Marble Falls Faith; Willis Harpole,
sr., Boerne Geneva; Michael Hickl, sr., Brentwood Christian; Dylan Sicoli,
sr., Texas School for the Deaf; Nick Grasso, soph., Schertz John Paul II;
Tristan DeLeon, sr., Schertz John Paul II; Diego Escobedo Fernandez, jr.,
Brentwood Christian; John Oberwortmann, soph., Brentwood Christian; Grant
Von Der Ahe, jr., San Marcos Academy; Whitaker Touchstone, sr., San Marcos
Academy; Joshua Wolfe, sr., Concordia; Sam Gabelmann, sr., Concordia; Logan
Rosko, soph., Texas School for the Deaf; Carter Adams, sr., San Juan Diego;
Jordan Dawson, sr., Marble Falls Faith.

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deaf pitcher in independent minor league

part of a posting

LINCOLN, Neb. — Saltdogs relief pitcher Dimitri Kourtis is returning to
the diamond as a true rookie after sitting out two years for Tommy John
surgery.

However, Kourtis’ biggest obstacle came not two years ago, but ever since
he can remember.

The baseball standout has had hearing loss since birth, which has forced
him to wear hearing aids at all times.

Although the obstacle has posed its challenges, Kourtis has adapted to
life differently and is doing it his own way.

note:
Lincoln Saltdogs is not part of the organized minor league
system. It is a member of the American Association of Independent
Professional Baseball. According to the team’s web site which is
very difficult to navigate, he has pitched 11 games, starting
once, going 18.2 innings, with a 2.41 ERA

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deaf soccer

Deaf soccer: Friendship match for Japan and Korea

A Deaf soccer friendship match by Japan and Korea, sponsored by the
Japanese Deaf Soccer Association, was held in Munakata-shi, Fukuoka
Prefecture located in
Japan’s southern island on June 10.

Japan won easily with 4-0.

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a past Arena Football League player

http://abc27.com/2016/06/21/deaf-race-car-driver-overcomes-obstacles-inspires-the-midstate/

Chris has also been successful as a quarterback in arena league football.

sorry, not too much information about him in arena football – yes, it is an
old story

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summer league baseball player

Danton Hyman, Legally Deaf, Overcomes Odds to Become Two-Time All-Star

After being born legally deaf, Woodstock River Bandits outfielder Danton
Hyman started wearing hearing aids at the age of two, but that’s never
affected his passion for baseball.

full story at:
http://pointstreaksites.com/view/valleyleaguebaseball/news-652/news_489608
 

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