DeafDigest Sports – April 15, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:

— basketball scores from these tweets

— Gallaudet softball updates

— short mention of Gallaudet football

— match play golf

— from a soccer tweet

Deaf Sports Collections update
— badminton player, international level

DeafSports picture of the day


basketball scores from these tweeets

Men Division 1

DMV claimed their 3rd straight title

DMV – 64

Frederick – 55

DMV stands for District of Columbia-Maryland-Virginia

Women’s Division

Women Championship game

LACD defeated DMV 57-40.

LACD stands for Los Angeles Club for the Deaf

DNV – see above


Gallaudet football

just a short newspaper mention

Alvernia University, a Division III program in Reading opens its
inaugural season Sept. 1 vs. Gallaudet.


it is not the first time Gallaudet opened its season against
a brand new NCAA-III football program.


Gallaudet softball

Bison clipped by Eagles in NEAC sweep

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University softball team dropped a North
Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) doubleheader to College of Saint
Elizabeth here Saturday on a warm and windy afternoon at the GU Softball

Gallaudet (11-16, 3-7 NEAC) was shut out in the first game as the Eagles
(12-8, 6-0 NEAC) won in six innings, 9-0. In the second game, the Bison
held a brief lead and battled with the Eagles before they lost 10-7.

Game 1: Saint Elizabeth 9, Gallaudet 0 (F/6)
College of Saint Elizabeth pitcher Alyssa Hampton (6-2) was nearly
unhittable as Gallaudet only mustered three hits off the right-hander in
the 9-0 loss.

Gallaudet had its best chance to score in the bottom of the third inning
when freshman outfielder Hailey Henshaw (Newark, Del.) doubled to left
field with one out. Senior outfielder Kelsey Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.)
followed with a single to center field as GU had runners on first and
second. The rally ended as the next two batters could not get the ball out
of the infield.

College of Saint Elizabeth jumped out to a 2-0 lead after two innings and
broke open a 3-0 game in the top of the fifth inning with four runs on
four hits. The Eagles led 7-0 after five but needed one more run to stop
the game early due to the eight-run, five-inning mercy rule. Saint
Elizabeth pushed across two runs in the sixth while GU went down in order
in the bottom half to end the game.

GU senior starting pitcher Alyssa Barlow (Chandler, Ariz.) took the loss
as she allowed nine runs (seven earned) on nine hits, five walks and
struck out three.

Game 2: Saint Elizabeth 10, Gallaudet 7
In the second game, Gallaudet took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the third
before College of Saint Elizabeth scored the next seven runs to take a
10-4 lead en route to the 10-7 victory.

The Bison tried to close the gap in the later innings as they scored three
times but it wasn’t enough against the Eagles, who are perfect in
conference play thus far this season.

Freshman shortstop Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) had a two-run single in
the bottom of the third to give GU its first and only lead in the ball

Gallaudet had seven of its players record one hit in the loss, while four
Bison had two hits. Neild and Hudson recorded doubles while Neild and
junoor Jacklyn Zacarias (Montebello, Calif.) recorded two RBI each.

Freshman Hannah Carter (Dayton, Ohio) took the loss in the circle as she
allowed 10 runs (seven earned) on 13 hits, walked one and struck out one
in five innings of work. Zacarias pitched the rest of the game in
scoreless relief.


Hudson was hit by the pitch twice, once in each game

Neild has 10 doubles this season

Henshaw and Hudson hit their sixth and third doubles, respectively


Gallaudet will travel to New York next weekend for six games. The Bison
will begin the trip at SUNY Delhi (0-19) on Friday, April 20, at 3 p.m.
for a non-conference doubleheader. GU will then face two NEAC schools on
Saturday and Sunday.


match-play golf

part of long Omaha newspaper story

After 85 years, The World-Herald’s match play tournament is being

While we have tried to adapt to the changing landscape of competitive golf
to maintain its stature, it is time to say goodbye and honor what was for
many years been the Midlands’ largest tournament.

From 1929 to 2014, it was The World-Herald Publinks — the people’s
tournament. From its inception, an opportunity for non-club members to
compete in a clublike citywide tournament.

In the early 1990s, the Publinks hit its zenith. A record 810 golfers were
in the 1993 tournament, the first time all entries were assured of
competition. Before that, only the lowest entry scores made it to match

The turnout never was that large again. Last year, only 160 took part —
though qualifying restrictions were lifted in 2015 and the tournament was
renamed the Midlands Match Play Championship.

Archie Dombrowski, who was deaf, rode his bike to the finals to officiate
the championship match. He did this for five decades.


from a soccer tweet

In the short movie, In Hear This, a 10 year old
hearing boy wanted his deaf father to coach
his soccer team.

The team management would not allow it to happen
for one reason – they didn’t want a deaf coach.

The 10 year old hearing son is very angry about it
and gets even with the team.

sorry, do not know the ending of the short film plot.