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DeafDigest Sports – April 20, 2018;
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Hot DeafSports News at:

— RIT football comment by a former player

— incoming freshman track/cross country runner

— Iowa track

— upcoming NFL draft – one deaf player

— rumors of deaf NCAA-I basketball player transferring

— very tough and very physical deaf Chinese players

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Gallaudet basketball season, one strange thing

DeafSports picture of the day


RIT football comment

A former RIT football player, who attended NTID, said:

we only had 70 students in 1968, the first year NTID
opened up. This is the reason for so few deaf players
on the RIT club football team

over the years, RIT seriously considered restarting its
football program and hired a consultant for a football
feasibility study. The RIT president turned down the
football proposal

And about 10 years ago, a group of NTID students wanted
to establish a NTID-only club football team. It never


Iowa track

Iowa Track Update

We had two meets this week.  The first was a Coed meet at Atlantic, Iowa,
hosted by CAM Schools.  This meet consisted mostly of 2A and 1A schools
with a 3A JV team mixed in.  It was windy all evening long, and got really
cold the last couple of hours, wind chills dropped into the 20′s.  Our
girls’ performances were:

100M Dash
Autumn Winter-15.28 for 9th place.  She was only 1/2 second out of 6th
place and scoring, it was that tight.
MaMa Sharal-20.66 for 22nd place

200M Dash
MaMa Sharal-45.18 for 23rd place

400M Hurdles
Autumn Winter-1:26.95 for 8th place.

Boys’ performances were:

100M Dash
Henry Zlando-12.68 for 8th place.  He was just a 1/2 second out of 6th and
Ben Brakke-14.07 for 17th place

200M Dash
Cory Jacobson-28.58 for 17th place
Nathan Weigel-30.36 for 20th place

400M Dash
Austin Stage-1:17.97 for 18th place
Jorge Yepez-Morales-1:26.13 for 20th place

800M Run
Damien Holste-2:45.14 for 15th place (his first time running this event)

1600M Run
Damien Holste-6:40.49 for 16th place (his first time running this event)

400M Hurdles
Austin Stage-1:30.77 for 12th place
Jorge Yepez-Morales-1:37.41 for 13th place

4X100M Relay
1:02.94 for 12th place

4X200M Relay
1:57.40 for 7th place

Sprint Medley Relay (100-100-200-400)
1:51.54 for 9th place

Jacob Taylor-74′ 7″ for 16th place (season best)

Shot Put
Jacob Taylor-23′ 7.5″ for 22nd place

The boys had a meet last night in Hamburg, Iowa, hosted by Sidney High
School.  A smaller meet, all schools are in 1A.  They only scored six
places, but we came away with some points.  The final results only listed
the top 6 in each event.  Our Top 6 performances were:

100M Dash-Henry Zlando-12.34 for 6th place.  The winner set a meet record
of 11.19, that’s how close this event was.

4X400M Relay-5:12.75 for 5th place.

3200 M Relay-Damien Holste-14:17.87 for 5th place

Sprint Medley Relay-1:55.43 for 6th place

The results Sidney sent out after the meet indicates four points for ISD,
putting us in a three way tie for 8th place.  I think the number of points
may be in error, and it should be six points giving us 8th place outright.
Regardless, this is the first points we’ve scored as a team this year.

Our next meets are:  Essex Coed Meet on Monday night (we added this meet
last night), Griswold Coed Meet on Thursday night, and the GPSD Meet on
Saturday at Oklahoma School for the Deaf.  Busy week coming up.


college deaf athletes

Bailie Brown, a young deaf woman, has accepted a scholarship
to run track and cross country for Indiana University – Purdue
University Fort Wayne this coming fall

It is a NCAA-I program.


upcoming NFL draft – one deaf player

NFL draft: Projecting Wisconsin state prospects

part of a posting

» Arthur Hart, P, Charlotte, 6-2, 216, Cedarburg. Was born with
substantial hearing loss. Transferred from Cedarburg to Wisconsin School
for the Deaf to Model Secondary School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in
Washington, D.C., after deciding to pursue football. Averaged 43.1 yards
per punt as a senior. Set Conference USA record with 22 punts of 50 or
more yards in ’17. Projection: Free agent.


many punters, placekickers and long snappers do not get drafted.
Very limited NFL opportunities for them. It has nothing to do
with Hart’s deafness, but of these limited opportunities.
And there is more to punting than these booming 50 yarders.
Coaches like punters that can do directional kicks – kicking
away from great punt returners; kicking the ball but making
sure it stays within 5 yards, in other words, do magic with the


rumors of deaf NCAA-I basketball player transferring

part of a long web posting

Kentucky basketball: Quade Green is a fighter; John Calipari is counting
on that

Rumors swirl about whether Green will transfer out of Kentucky’s
increasingly crowded back court

A report is that Green is leaning toward a transfer to La Salle because of
a previous connection to new coach and former Villanova assistant Ashley

Green would surely draw interest from bigger-name programs if he decides
to leave Lexington, although La Salle is in his hometown of Philadelphia.
So are Saint Joseph’s, Temple and national champion Villanova. He loves
that city so much he wore custom Philly-themed Nike sneakers during the
NCAA Tournament

Green was born 80-percent deaf.

rest of story is long


very tough and very physical deaf Chinese players

from a posting

ESCO Sports International, which recently conducted a group of high school
and college basketball players on a five-day trip to Foshan, Guangdong,
China to play against local Chinese teams.

The team played their first game against a team of deaf adults.

“This team was strong and played very physical,” One of the
players said. “O players were very surprised by the physicality of
the Chinese players.”



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