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DeafDigest Sports – March 10, 2018

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— a dedication

— puzzling historical claim

— only deaf school in nation with a rugby team

— John Becker mentioned in a head coaching search

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf vs deaf in NCAA-I softball
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-woman-rugby-player-new-zealand/

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DeafDigest Sports Basketball All Americans and other honors

To be announced Monday & Tuesday
— All-American teams and other honors

already announced

Big Schools Boys’ basketball
Maryland School for the Deaf

Small Schools Boys’ basketball
New Mexico School for the Deaf

Big Schools Girls’ basketball
Texas School for the Deaf

Small Schools Girls’ basketball
Georgia School for the Deaf
Mississippi School for the Deaf

To be announced next week
— All-American teams and other honors

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a dedication

DeafDigest Sports dedicates this edition to
Jim Renshaw that departed us in January.

This dedication is belated because DeafDigest
Sports did not know about it until today.

Jim, who was only 5’11 tall, was one of the
mainstays of the mighty Los Angeles Club for
the Deaf teams that won national championships
in the late sixties.

He was not a great shooter, but a great scorer,
just knew how to score.

When opponents ganged up on 6’9 Leon Grant,
Jim took over the scoring responsibilities,
forcing opponents to spread out their
defensive alignments.

Jim was inducted into American Athletic
Association Hall of Fame.

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Model rugby

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Boys Varsity Rugby

Rugby

Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Result: Win

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 47

TC Williams HS: 12

Our Score: 47, Their Score: 12

Game Summary

Noah Spinosi – 4 Tries

Zack D’Angelo – 2 Tries

Joshua Kinner – 2 Tries

note:
in rugby, ties means touchdowns (in football)

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puzzling historical claim

which deaf sports club is the oldest in the world?

A deaf sports club in England said it was founded sometime
during 1870′s.

A Paralympics article said the first sports club for
the deaf was founded in Berlin, Germnay in 1883.

Which is correct?

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Will John Becker stay at Vermont?

John Becker has been mentioned in University
of Pittsburgh’s search for new coach

Today’s posting is this:

John Becker at Vermont is interesting. He has had a lot of success with
the Catamounts and reportedly turned down Duquesne last year. The one
hang-up is his resume: he has been really good at Vermont since 2011, but
his history prior to that looks like this:

2006-11 – assistant at Vermont
2004-06 – assistant at Catholic University
1997-99 – head coach at Gallaudet
1994-97 – assistant at Gallaudet

(If you’re not familiar, Gallaudet is a school for the deaf and hard of
hearing in Washington, D.C.)

note:

look at his years; he was not involved with basketball
between 2000 and 2003 and he certainly caught up in
a short time!

He has never forgotten his Gallaudet roots; still remembering
ASL and has always socialized with Gallaudet coaches during
basketball conventions. And he was a guest at the Gallaudet
Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony last year. This is the reason
why Vermont is one of the favorite teams that deaf fans root
for!
 

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