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May
31

2018/05/31

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DeafDigest Sports – May 31, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— comment by quarterback Kirk Cousins (not deaf)

— college deaf trackster

— a forfeit in international deaf cricket match

— elite deaf woman hockey player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— amazing feat by a rookie high school wrestler
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/tall-player-jumping-over-short-player/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

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to look up the list of deaf vs deaf 2018 football schedules,
go to http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/05/30/
and scroll down

five schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

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comment by Kirk Cousins (not deaf)

a posting on a Minnesota Vikings fan-based web site

Vikings news from other sources and news from around the rest of the
league:

From CBS Minnesota, Kirk Cousins said that in order to lead, you have to
‘let your voice be heard’. I would have asked him what he would do if
one of his teammates was deaf. I mean, he could use sign language, but
that technically isn’t letting your voice be heard. I guess we can’t
draft any deaf offensive players while Cousins is here.

note:

whoever made that posting does not know what he is talking about!

#1
Derrick Coleman, an offensive player at fullback, is deaf. His
deafness was never an issue with the NFL teams he was with.
His only issue is that fullback, a position he plays, is
an obsolete position.

#2
Over the years NFL teams have looked over some Gallaudet offensive
linemen, still trying to figure out how to deal with the offensive
cadence and audibles. Players NFL teams have looked over was
Bill Zachariasen (late fifties/early sixties), Dan Fitzpatrick
(mid-seventies) and Shannon Simon, Gallauadet’s only first team
national NCAA-III All-American.

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random deafsports thoughts

If one loves the history of deaf major league baseball
players, then one cannot show amazement with the
New York Giants baseball team in the 1901 season.

That team had three deaf pitchers in that season!

It was Dummy Taylor (who had a good career in the
majors), Dummy Leitner and Dummy Deegan.

Both Leitner and Deegan did not perform that well
in the majors, and were let go. They were probably
of semi-pro baseball skills level.

It is strange to have three deaf pitchers
with one team one season and then never again.

Was the manager John McGraw hoping to attract
a good crowd of deaf fans by having these two
additional deaf pitchers?

Anyway New York Giants became San Francisco
Giants.

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college deaf trackster

Ellie Tjelmeland

sophomore

women’s track

University of Southern Indiana (NCAA-II)

her profile is:

CROSS COUNTRY: Competed in five meets…placed 48th at the GLVC
Championships and earned Academic All-GLVC honors. INDOOR TRACK & FIELD:
Made two appearances each in the mile, 3,000-meters, and
5,000-meters…placed 13th in the 5,000-meters at the GLVC Championships.
OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD: Made two appearances in the 10,000-meters finishing
10th at the Indiana Little State Championships and 11th at the GLVC
Championships…also earned Academic All-GLVC honors.

this season:
in 3,000 meters, her best time is:
Ellie Tjelmeland…..11:33.83….UIndy Collegiate Challenge (10th)

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forfeit in international deaf cricket match

from a posting
Englands game with India which was eventually forfeited when an
India player was found to be wearing a hearing aid

Pakistan Deaf defeated England Deaf to win the championship

England Deaf, however, defeated Pakistan Deaf earlier in the
tournament

This tournament took place at Dubai

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elite deaf woman hockey player

Meghan Agosta

National Canadian women’s hockey team

she is a veteran of 4-years of college hockey
plus playing for national Canadian women’s
team in many international tournaments.

Is she planning to retire?

She said her goal is to make the national
women’s team that will play in the 2022 Olympics.

She would be well into her thirties, but still
playing hockey
 

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May
30

2018/05/30

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DeafDigest Sports – May 30, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— suspended Deaflympics president’s background in sports

— updated deaf vs deaf football schedule (still waiting on 5 schools)

— college deaf softball player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— almost blowing a 24-point lead in basketball championship game
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-ranking-boxer-eugene-hairston/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

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football schedules – 5 schools to go

2018 football games between deaf schools

Aug 25 Georgia at Louisiana
Aug 30 Oklahoma at Arkansas

Sep  6 Kansas at Wisconsin
Sep  6 Louisiana at Mississippi
Sep  6 Tennessee at South Carolina
Sep  8 Missouri at Arkansas
Sep  8 Oklahoma at Minnesota
Sep 13 South Carolina at Tennessee
Sep 14 Model at Fremont
Sep 15 Minnesota at Kansas
Sep 15 Iowa at Arkansas
Sep 15 New Mexico at Wisconsin
Sep 15 Carolinas at Louisiana
Sep 15 Mississippi at Georgia
Sep 15 Oklahoma at Minnesota
Sep 20 Tennessee at Carolinas (at Morganton)
Sep 20 Louisiana at Oklahoma
Sep 21 Texas at Model
Sep 22 Indiana at Alabama
Sep 22 Kansas at Missouri
Sep 22 Minnesota at Michigan
Sep 22 Wisconsin at Illinois
Sep 22 New Mexico at Iowa
Sep 22 South Carolina at Mississippi
Sep 22 Washington at Phoenix
Sep 27 Kansas at Oklahoma
Sep 28 Maryland at Texas
Sep 29 Phoenix at Colorado
Sep 29 Arkansas at New Mexico
Sep 29 Kansas at Oklahoma
Sep 29 Missouri at Minnesota
Sep 29 Wisconsin at Iowa
Sep 29 Carolinas at Georgia
Sep 29 Tennessee at Missisippi

Oct  4 Michigan at Wisconsin
Oct  5 Alabama at Model
Oct  6 Illinois at Minnesota
Oct  6 South Carolina at Carolinas (at Morganton)
Oct  6 Georgia at Tennessee
Oct  6 Mississippi at Louisiana
Oct  9 Kansas at Illinois
Oct 10 Tennessee at Carolinas (at Morganton)
Oct 13 Wisconsin at Minnesota
Oct 13 Louisiana at Alabama
Oct 13 Illinois at Michigan
Oct 13 Model at Indiana
Oct 13 Oklahoma at Mississippi
Oct 13 Iowa at Missouri
Oct 13 Phoenix at Fremont
Oct 18 Alabama at Arkansas
Oct 18 Missouri at Wisconsin
Oct 20 Mississippi at Maryland
Oct 20 Iowa at Kansas
Oct 20 Carolinas at South Carolina
Oct 27 Arkansas at Kansas
Oct 27 Minnesota at Iowa
Oct 27 Florida at Alabama
Oct 27 Louisiana at Georgia
Oct 27 New Mexico at Oklahoma

Nov 2 Georgia at Carolinas (at Wilson)

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Valery Rukhledev’s Deaflympics background

As mentioned in DeafDigest Sports a couple of times
Deaflympics president Valery Rukhledev has been
arrested in Russia for embezzlement of deaf agency
funds, and that Kang Chen, Taipei, has been elevated to
acting president.

Rukhledev, in his younger days, was a champion Deaflympics
wrestler, winning Freestyle and Greco-Roman gold medals
six times between 1969 and 1977.

A Moscow Court has ruled that he will be kept under house
arrest until July 23.

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random deafsports thoughts

If a USA Deaflympics official asks a hearing coach
(with no knowledge of ASL) to try to learn some
signs, the hearing coach should NEVER laugh and think
it is funny.

Hearing wrestling coach Mark Faller was supposed to coach
the USA wrestlers in the 1989 Deaflympics. He was advisd
to learn some signs, but he laughed very hard.

DeafDigest Sports editor witnessed it and couldn’t
believe that the coach thought it was just a joke!

As a result, he was replaced as the head wrestling
coach.

Faller was a long time wrestling coach at Franklin &
Marshall University.

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college deaf softball player

Taylor Mowery

freshman

softball

Siena Heights University (Michigan – NAIA)

her profile shows:
High School: Played softball at Fenton…
received State Bank Athlete of the Year

this freshman season:
played all 36 games

hit .312 (29 of 93)

no power – no triples or homers

slugging percentage is only .366
 

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May
29

2018/05/29

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DeafDigest Sports – May 29, 2018

barry@deafdigest.com
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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— baseball championship finals against state’s #1 ranked team

— an acting Deaflympics president

— college deaf lacrosse player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— stolen Deaflympics gold medals
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/newly-installed-acting-deaflympics-president/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

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to look up the list of deaf vs deaf 2018 football schedules,
go to http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/05/24/
and scroll down

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Indiana baseball

Saturday, May 26
Sectional Semifinal
Indiana Deaf               13
Providence Cristo Rey  2

Monday, May 28
Sectional Championship
University     11  (University ranked #1 in state)
Indiana Deaf  0

Season ended 13-9-1

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an acting Deaflympics president

from a press release

PRESS RELEASE: Mr. Kang Chen is appointed as ICSD Acting President

The ICSD Executive Board wishes to announce the appointment of Mr. Kang
Chen as the ICSD Acting President with immediate effect for 2 months until
the conclusion of the investigations into Dr. Valery Rukhledev’s matters
that is currently before the Russian courts.

This appointment will be in addition to his responsibilities as the ICSD
Vice President – World Sports.

Kang has a long history with ICSD that goes back to working with the
Organising Committee of the Taipei Summer Deaflympics in 2009. He was
elected for second term as Vice President-World Sports at the recent
Congress in Samsun, Turkey and will be well known to many for his work
with our community of Technical Directors.

The ICSD Executive Board believes Kang will provide the stability in
leadership at a time when we are carving out a strong, sustainable future
for ICSD.

The ICSD Executive Board

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random deafsports thoughts

We have had national deaf basketball tournaments over the
years.

These national tournaments are a strong part of the Deaf
Sports Culture.

Just wondering – have there been any games between
deaf clubs loaded with members of Gallaudet alumni
versus deaf clubs loaded with members of the NTID
alumni?

When I say the word “loaded” it means many players,
not few players.

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college deaf lacrosse player

Sadie Pickering

sophomore

women’s lacrosse

University of the Redlands (California – NCAA-III)

as a freshman:
2017:  Excellent first-year midfielder/attack player who competed in all
17 games… Earned Second-Team All-SCIAC honors… Critical contributor
for the team that earned its first appearance at the SCIAC Postseason
Tournament in just the second year of the event… Racked up 43 points to
rank third on the team… Provided the second-most goals with 41 to go
along with two assists… Scored at least one point in 15 of her 17
games… Put together a 10-game streak… Tallied an on-goal shooting
percentage of 80%… Converted nine free-position shots… Hauled in 34
ground balls and 39 draw controls… Forced 19 opponent turnovers… Fired
off six goals in the Bulldogs’ 10-9 victory over Illinois Wesleyan on
March 17… Part of the team that became an IWLCA Zag Sports Academic
Honor Squad… U of R Scholar-Athlete…

this season:
played 15 of her team’s 17 games

started 14 of the 15 games that she played

team’s third leading scorer with 37 goals

 

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May
28

2018/05/28

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DeafDigest Sports – May 28, 2018

barry@deafdigest.com
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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— deaf driver of race horses

— deaf collegiate trackster

— new junior college basketball coach is deaf

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf coach in college waterpolo
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

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to look up the list of deaf vs deaf 2018 football schedules,
go to http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/05/24/
and scroll down

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random deafsports thoughts

There was a story of Deaflympics president Valery Rukhledev,
a Russian, who has been accused of stealing money and has
been confined to house arrest for the time being.

Do keep in mind it was not too many years ago that the
Winter Deaflympics was cancelled because the chairperson
pocketed money for himself – that was earmarked for
operations of the Deaflympics event.

And there was a story, not sure if true or not true,
that one of the past Deaflympics presidents liked to
get into bar room fights. He was labelled by a
USA Deaflympics official as a “bar room brawler.”

Criminal element creeping into DeafSports? Hope not!    

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deaf driver of race horses

Rick Macomber

long time driver of standardbred horses in Indiana

in the past:
was always among the elite drivers in racetracks
in Indiana

present:

from a posting

For 2018, trainer Jamie Macomber will be taking over as First Turn
Stable’s trainer. Macomber holds a Breeders Crown title from 2017 after
scoring with Beckhams Z Tam in the $527,500 Breeders Crown, and tied for
Hoosier Park’s 2017 leading trainer title. In addition to the Breeders
Crown victory, horses from the Macomber stable recorded 92 wins and earned
more than $1.7 million in purse earnings throughout the 163-day meet at
Hoosier Park in 2017.

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deaf collegiate trackster

Tom O’Neill

senior

Providence College (RI – NCAA-I)

men’s track

profile:
2016-17 season as junior

 Indoor Track … Won the 3,000 meters (8:29.24) at the URI Sorlien
Memorial Invitational on Jan. 15 … Placed 15th in the 5,000 meters
(14:27.02) at the Boston University Terrier Invitational on Jan. 30…
Placed 12th in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:35.38 at the BIG EAST
Championships on Feb. 26-27… Outdoor Track … Did not compete.

2014-15 season as freshman

 Indoor Track … Finished second in the 3,000 meters (8:48.21) at the URI
Coaches Invitational on Feb. 7… Finished 176th in the mile (4:24.68) at
the BU Valentine Invitational on Feb. 14… Finished 13th in the 3,000
meters (8:43.03) at the BIG EAST Championships on Feb. 28-Mar. 1 …
Outdoor Track… Placed second in the 3,000 meters (8:32.51) at the Stony
Brook Invitational on March 28 … Placed second in the 5,000 meters
(14:31.82) at the Friar Invitational on April 10 … Placed fourth in the
5,000 meters (14:27.44) at the Penn Relays on April 23 … Placed sixth in
the 5,000 meters (15:03.22) at the BIG EAST Championships on May 9 …
Placed 12th in the 5,000 meters (14:24.91) at the IC4A Championships on
May 15.

Personal Records
1,600 meters……………… 4:16.37
3,000 meters……………… 8:17.24
5,000 meters……………. 14:24.91
10,000 meters …………. 29:57.3

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new junior college basketball coach is deaf

Luke Adams Tackles First Head Coaching Job

part of newspaper story

Former Big Spring and Texas Tech player Luke Adams accepted the New Mexico
Junior College Head Coach position in April 2018.

The position is Adams first job as a head coach. Adams spent last season
as an assistant for Seward Community College. Prior to that, he worked two
seasons for South Plains.

Adams walked on to Texas Tech and played all four years of college as a
Red Raider. His father, Mark Adams, is an assistant at Tech.

Mark Adams also coached at Howard College for nine seasons, so Luke is no
stranger to his new conference.

“I got to see the conference probably at its best. So just the
expectations of what I want us to do is I want us to get on the same level
and I think is still really good and obviously win the national
championship as well,” Luke said.

Mark Adams was a basketball coach for most of Luke’s childhood. Luke said
his father inspired him to pursue a career in coaching, as well.

However, Luke deals with an issue most coaches and players do not. He was
born completely deaf.

Luke is spending his first summer as a head coach on the road recruiting.
But he said sometime in the future, he would like to help those with
hearing disabilities who do not have the means to get cochlear implants.

 

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May
27

2018/05/27

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DeafDigest Sports – May 27, 2018

barry@deafdigest.com
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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— Maryland track

— erroneous basketball headline

— a defensive end that made good in the banking world

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf sports hall of fame
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaflympics-past-picture-gold-medal-winners/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

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to look up the list of deaf vs deaf 2018 football schedules,
go to http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/05/24/
and scroll down

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Maryland track

Results from Arrows Invitational- Sterling, VA

Team Scores – Boys
5th Place out of 9 teams (54 points)

Team Scores – Girls
1st Place out of 9 teams (127 points)

Top 3 finishers by MSD boys

Brady Perry
200M- 1st Place 22.36 (Personal Best)
400M- 1st Place 51.79

Enow Otto
100M- 2nd Place 12.08 (Personal Best)
200M- 3rd Place 24.11
Long Jump- 1st Place 20’11” (Personal Best / 2nd best ever in school
history)
Triple Jump- 1st Place 39’2.5”

Top 3 finishers by MSD Girls

Cassidy Perry
100M- 2nd Place 13.65
Discus- 2nd Place 93’1” (Personal Best)
Shot Put- 2nd Place 33’0” (Personal Best)

Rajena Guettler
200M- 1st Place 27.19
400M- 2nd Place 62.00
4×400- 3rd Place 4:43.84 (season best time)

Alyssa Glennon
100M Hurdles- 3rd Place 18.01 (Personal Best)
4x400M Relays- 3rd Place 4:43.84 (season best time)

Sierra Herzig-Wilcox
100M Hurdles: 2nd Place 17.63
300M Hurdles: 2nd Place 49.84 (new school record)
Triple Jump: 2nd Place 31’10”

Hanna Johnston-Shaw
3200M- 3rd Place 14:56.72

Estelina Kovacs
Discus- 3rd Place 91’10” (Personal Best)

Milana Bielucke
100M- 3rd Place 14.19

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erroneous basketball headline

a tweet showed a headline which said:
Bradley Miller – A Deaf Basketball Player Who Didn’t
Play Basketball Until College!

note:
Bradley Miller played Gallaudet basketball
in the seasons between 2002-03 and 2005-06

standing 6’7 tall, he was considered one of the
most important players on the team

Is the headline true?

According to sources, he played middle school
basketball before transferring to the EDCO program
at Newton North HS (MA). He did not play basketball
at that high school, but resumed basketball after
enrolling at Gallaudet.

a 6’7 player not playing high school basketball?

Not so surprising. Many high school coaches avoid
mainstreamed students that want to play sports.

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random deafsports thoughts

Why do non-athletes lie about their “athletic”
accomplishments?

Years ago, a deaf principal of a deaf school
told DeafDigest Sports editor that he was a
conference wrestling champion while attending
Gallaudet.

Truth was that he was never a wrestler and
a search of past Gallaudet wrestling rosters
did not indicate him as a member of these
wrestling teams, let alone being a conference
champion.

Why tell a lie in the first place?

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a defensive end that made good in the banking world

as a young man, in the football seasons of
1977 through 1979, James Meisser was a defensive
end with the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.
As a senior he was twice the Conference Defensive
Player of the Week. At end of season he was the 2nd
Team All-Conference.

Meisser is deaf, but knows no ASL and communicates
orally.

He owns the Hiawatha National Bank, which has
branches in the state of Wisconsin.

 

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May
26

2018/05/26

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DeafDigest Sports – May 26, 2018

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— Bill Mallory coached a past deaf football player

— Washington track

— minor league deaf hockey player

— deaf collegiate trackster

— Fremont softball

— an ignorant football tweet

Deaf Sports Collections update
— a bizarre collegiate football tale
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/last-deaf-football-hurrah/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

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to look up the list of deaf vs deaf 2018 football schedules,
go to http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/05/24/
and scroll down

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Fremont softball

part of newspaper story

In softball action, meanwhile, the South Fork Cubs advanced to the
Division-VI championship game after a 16-5 win at No. 1 seed California
School for the Deaf in Fremont.

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Washington track

1B STATE MEET

Friday’s finals

Winners, plus locals

Discus — 1, Ian Frost (Mary M. Knight) 169-0.

Triple jump — 1, Andrew Carrington (Puget Sound Adventist) 42-4; 15,
Jose Ramirez (Washington School for Deaf) 33-0.75.

Javelin — 1, Matt Hockett (Oakesdale) 175-8.

Preliminaries

Locals only (top 8 to finals)

100 — 16, Kaleb Moyer (Firm Foundation) 12.44.

200 — 8, Cristian Martinez-White (Washington School for Deaf) 24.06; 13,
Kaleb Moyer (Firm Foundation) 24.55; 17, Ramon Varaja (Washington School
for Deaf) 25.93.

400 — 8, Cristian Martinez-White (Washington School for Deaf) 53.79; 14,
Daniel Kogler (Firm Foundation) 58.77.

4×100 relay — 12, Washington School for Deaf (Cristian Martinez-White,
Osvaldo Cruz, Juan Ramirez, Ramon Varaja) 48.37.

4×400 relay — 12, Washington School for Deaf (Juan Ramirez, Osvaldo
Cruz, Ramon Varaja, Cristian Martinez-White) 3:56.72; 13, Firm Foundation
(Evan Baker, Vlad Polyakov, Josh Mueller, Daniel Kogler) 3:57.22.

Preliminaries

Locals only (top 8 to finals)

100 — 16, Emma McKinney (Washington School for Deaf) 14.06; 17, Ashantay
Truong (Washington School for Deaf) 14.14.

200 — 14, Ashantay Truong (Washington School for Deaf) 29.87.

100 hurdles — 14, Anna Huntsinger (Firm Foundation) 20.79.

4×100 relay — 12, Washington School for Deaf (Ashantay Truong, Jennifer
Tudor, Annie Kvamme, Emma McKinney) 57.37.

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random deafsports thoughts

Years ago, DeafDigest Sports was angry at his friend,
who coached basketball at a deaf school. His strong
team played against a weak deaf school. His team
won by a blow out score. He confronted the coach.

But the coach said:
I ordered my players to ignore defense, and to
allow the opponents to dribble through for lay ups.
But what did they do? They ignored lay up attempts
and tried for these 3-point shots, and missed them all!

DeafDigest Sports editor then shut up!

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Bill Mallory coached an all-time deaf schools athletic great

Bill Mallory, the long time collegiate football coach,
just passed away.

Colorado was one of his head coaching stops. He coached
Colorado between 1974 and 1978.

One of his players at Colorado was deaf – Gary Washington,
who had a dream athletic career at Colorado School for
the Deaf and Blind (8 man football, basketball and
track). Gary was heavily publicized in the media
and was honored during a White House visit.

Gary only played very little, sitting on the bench
much of the time throughout his career. But one
play was big – a newspaper story said:

#1 newspaper story
In 1977 in his last game for CU, he scored on a 72-yard touchdown run in a
23-0 win over Kansas State at Folsom Field. He was carried off the field
on the shoulders of his teammates, and the fans gave him a standing
ovation.

#2 newspaper story
The end of the season was unique for the Buffs as junior
Gary Washington, a deaf running back, rambled 72 yards for
a touchdown with just :13 left in the game as the Buffs
stormed the field in congratulations.

Gary took part in the 1978 spring practices but
chose not to play football again in that fall season.
And so, the long touchdown run was his last hurrah.

Bill Mallory was heavily criticized for not using
Gary more. Yet, one member of the Colorado Deaf
Community said that Gary was burned out by football,
his heart not in it!

Did Mallory recruit Gary? Gary enrolled in 1974 as
a freshman, also the first year Mallory coached at
Colorado. Who recruited Gary – Mallory or the coach
that was fired? If Mallory didn’t recruit Gary
then maybe that is the reason he played very little.
Many new coaches dislike the players they didn’t
recruit.

We shall never know.

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Rileigh Goulette

senior

Plymouth State (MA – NCAA-III)

women’s track

specializes in the mid-distances

last track meet of her career:

Results
PSU Women’s Outdoor Track & Field wraps up New England Championships

     The quartet of junior Jess Conant (Canton, Maine), senior Rileigh
Goulette (St. Albans, Vt.), freshman Mallory Lloyd (Hartland, Vt.) and
junior Nora Robichaud (Hampstead, N.H.) held off Worcester State to finish
in eighth place in record-setting fashion. Their combined time of 4:09.43
was 10.67 seconds faster than the previous mark (4:20.10) set just two
weeks ago at the Sunshine Classic at Tufts University.

during the season:
2nd best time in 800 meters
best time in 1500 meters

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minor league deaf hockey player

MacKenzie Stewart

Kamalazoo Wings (ECHL, affiliated with the Vancouver Canucks of
NHL and Utica Comets of AHL)

defenseman

in the 2017-18 season, he played 56 games for Kamalazoo,
scoring 4 goals and assisted on 8 goals and spent 55 minutes
in the penalty box. He played 2 games for the higher level
Utica Comets, no scoring stats but spent 5 minutes in the
penalty box.

He has been a pro for three seasons 

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ignorant deaf football tweet

from a tweet:
Football huddles originate from deaf college football teams trying to keep
the rival deaf college football team from easedrooping on their signed
plays

Deaf College football teams (plural)?

Gallaudet is the only deaf college football team.

NTID is the only other deaf college (actually under RIT)
and they don’t have a football team.
 

 

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25

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DeafDigest Sports – May 25, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet women’s soccer 2018 schedule announcement

— new college softball player to start play in spring 2019

— professional deaf skateboarder

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf player in British premier soccer league
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/looking-forward-to-2018-season/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

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to look up the list of deaf vs deaf 2018 football schedules,
go to http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/05/24/
and scroll down

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Gallaudet women’s soccer

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women’s soccer program officially
released its schedule for fall 2018 as announced by head coach Dr. Liza
Offreda, who enters her fifth season at the helm. The Bison went 8-7-1
last season and 3-6-1 in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play.
The 2017 slate features 17 games with nine at home, two of those games
will be on Hoy Field, and eight on the road.

Gallaudet showed quite the improvement last season where the Bison gained
six wins from their 2016 total to finish with a winning record and new
school record marks for wins (8) and goals (55).

Gallaudet will be begin the season on the road with a short trip over to
Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Md., on Friday, Aug. 31,
at 4 p.m.

The month of September finds the Bison on the road in Baltimore to go up
against Notre Dame of Maryland University on Sept. 4 before the home and
conference opener against College of Saint Elizabeth on Saturday, Sept. 8.
This begins a five-game homestand for the buff and blue. GU will host
Hollins University (Sept. 9), Wilson College (Sept. 12), Penn College
(Sept. 15) and Penn St.-Abington (Sept. 19). The last two games are
conference games as Wilson leaves the North Eastern Athletic Conference
(NEAC) to compete in the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC). GU
will then travel on Sept. 22 to Penn St.-Berks, the defending NEAC
champion. Gallaudet returns home to close out the month at home against
Wells College and Keuka College.

GU will begin October on the road in New York against SUNY Poly on Oct. 6.
The following Saturday, GU plays host to SUNY Cobleskill (Oct. 13) on Hoy
Field. The next four games are on the road against Marymount (Va.)
University (Oct. 15), Morrisville State College (Oct. 20), Cazenovia
College (Oct. 21) and Lancaster Bible College (Oct. 25). Gallaudet closes
out its regular-season schedule with home game against Trinity Washington
University (Oct. 27) on Homecoming weekend. This game will also be senior
night for the team’s seniors.

The NEAC tournament will begin with quarterfinals on Oct. 30, followed by
semifinals on Nov. 3 and the NEAC championship match on Nov. 4.

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random deafsports thoughts

A coach of a weak deaf school football team complained
that the stronger deaf school football team ran up
the score – in the first quarter, by playing a
smash-mouth game.

The coach of the stronger team was cruelly sarcastic,
asking if his aggressive tacklers were expected to
gently place the opposing ball carriers on the
ground, just like placing a baby in a crib!

That weak deaf team dropped football after that
season – and all deaf opponents paid the price -
one less deaf opponent to schedule with in future
seasons!

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new collegiate softball player

Payron Goodrich

Oregon State University

will be freshman in the 2019 softball season

in high school she was a pitcher and first baseman

she is deaf but functions as a hearing person

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professional deaf skateboarder

Brandon White

he is deaf and there was a story on him three
years ago as a deaf professional in skateboarding

He is still listed in the directory of professional
skateboarders but impossible to get regular updates
on him
 

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24

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DeafDigest Sports – May 24, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— tentative list of deaf vs deaf 2018 football games
(updated today)

— random deafsports thoughts

— track updates

— deaf referee in “street” hockey

— deaf umpire in Tennessee high school softball championships

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf pro golfer vs world’s best deaf amateur golfers
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/street-hockey-deaf-referee/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

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Washington track

District IV 1B track meet

newspaper

Team scores, women—1. Naselle 172; 2. North River 84; 3. Wishkah Valley
75; 4. Mary M. Knight 52; 5. Taholah 46; 6. Washington School for the Deaf
39; 7. Firm Foundation Christian 22.

Team scores, men—1. Naselle 140; 2. Mary M. Knight 89; 3. Firm
Foundation Christian 77; 4. North River 64; 5. Washington School for the
Deaf 52; 6. Wishkah Valley 44; Taholah 35.

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2018 football games between deaf schools
(updated today)

Aug 25 Georgia at Louisiana
Aug 30 Oklahoma at Arkansas

Sep  6 Kansas at Wisconsin
Sep  6 Louisiana at Mississippi
Sep  6 Tennessee at South Carolina
Sep  8 Missouri at Arkansas
Sep  8 Oklahoma at Minnesota
Sep 13 South Carolina at Tennessee
Sep 14 Model at Fremont
Sep 15 Minnesota at Kansas
Sep 15 Iowa at Arkansas
Sep 15 New Mexico at Wisconsin
Sep 15 Carolinas at Louisiana
Sep 15 Mississippi at Georgia
Sep 15 Oklahoma at Minnesota
Sep 20 Tennessee at Carolinas (at Morganton)
Sep 20 Louisiana at Oklahoma
Sep 21 Texas at Model
Sep 22 Indiana at Alabama
Sep 22 Kansas at Missouri
Sep 22 Minnesota at Michigan
Sep 22 Wisconsin at Illinois
Sep 22 New Mexico at Iowa
Sep 22 South Carolina at Mississippi
Sep 22 Washington at Phoenix
Sep 27 Kansas at Oklahoma
Sep 28 Maryland at Texas
Sep 29 Phoenix at Colorado
Sep 29 Arkansas at New Mexico
Sep 29 Kansas at Oklahoma
Sep 29 Missouri at Minnesota
Sep 29 Wisconsin at Iowa
Sep 29 Carolinas at Georgia
Sep 29 Tennessee at Missisippi

Oct  4 Michigan at Wisconsin
Oct  5 Alabama at Model
Oct  6 Illinois at Minnesota
Oct  6 South Carolina at Carolinas (at Morganton)
Oct  6 Georgia at Tennessee
Oct  6 Mississippi at Louisiana
Oct  9 Kansas at Illinois
Oct 10 Tennessee at Carolinas (at Morganton)
Oct 13 Wisconsin at Minnesota
Oct 13 Louisiana at Alabama
Oct 13 Illinois at Michigan
Oct 13 Model at Indiana
Oct 13 Oklahoma at Mississippi
Oct 13 Iowa at Missouri
Oct 13 Phoenix at Fremont
Oct 18 Alabama at Arkansas
Oct 18 Missouri at Wisconsin
Oct 20 Mississippi at Maryland
Oct 20 Iowa at Kansas
Oct 20 Carolinas at South Carolina
Oct 27 Arkansas at Kansas
Oct 27 Minnesota at Iowa
Oct 27 Florida at Alabama
Oct 27 Louisiana at Georgia
Oct 27 New Mexico at Oklahoma

Nov 2 Georgia at Carolinas (at Wilson)

note:
this list is not complete; seven more schools
will make the list complete

Please email barry@deafdigest.com if your
schedule is ready so the list will be
updated.  Thank you.

Also if you see corrections that need to be
made, please again email barry@deafdigest.com

Schedules often change; if your schedule has
changed since it was turned in, please re-send
your revised schedule.

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random deafsports thoughts

The mercy rule in high school football is a good
rule. There is no point in adding more points to
a game that has already been decided. Yet -
it bothers DeafDigest Sports that some deaf
schools would travel long distances only to
be blown out in the first quarter. Just
wish there is an equal level playing field
somehow.

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deaf referee in “street” hockey

as edited from long newspaper story

In This Scrappy Street Hockey League, a Deaf Referee Helps Keep the Peace

Joel Cohen, who is deaf, is considered the top referee
in New York’s Mofo Street Hockey League

Players wear sneakers, not roller skates, and even though the surface
was 50 feet shorter than a regulation rink, it was exhausting.

“There’s no gliding in street hockey, you’ve always got to be
moving,” saione of the players.

There’s no body-checking allowed in Mofo Hock. But by the end of
the game, there were 13 penalties.

Cohen uses his whistle o call icing, offsides, and penalties,
and uses hands to signal goals and assists to the scorekeeper.

The players can stick check, take slap shots, and raise the
ball above the crossbar. They play 5-on-5, with three 20-minute
periods and a running clock.

Cohen earns $60.00 per game, and he also referees in other
leagues in the metro area.

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deaf umpire in Tennessee high school softball championships

edited from newspaper story

Deaf umpire can still call ‘em like he sees ‘em

MURFREESBORO — There’s no loud drama to Tim King’s calls. Where some
umpires have a distinct “striiike” call, King relies on the motions.

King, who is officiating his third straight TSSAA state softball
championships, was born deaf. His speech is quiet and can be unclear. He
gestures to coaches and players, motioning for the pitcher to wipe her
hand before taking the ball or to confirm a substitution.

The 68-year-old Davidson County umpire has been doing this for more than
30 years. He has figured out the tricks to communicate with athletes.

Sometimes coaches approach still talking into their hands or cards, like
to avoid lip readers in the opposing dugout. One coach didn’t understand
when King asked her to move her hands, until he reached out and pulled her
arms to her side. She was so embarrassed she just walked back to the
bench.

Sometimes the other umpires will come in to help communicate. He’s worked
so long with some of them that they’re more used to the rhythm of gestures
and lip reading. A couple of times during Wednesday’s Class AAA game
between William Blount and Ooltewah, a second official started toward the
conversation only to be waved off by the player who understood.

Umpires tend to rely on their hearing. They watch the bag and listen for
the ball to hit the glove, or vice versa. King is all visual.

“He sees everything,” said Ken Cato, another umpire. “Tim has such great
vision of the field.”

King has umpired college and high school softball, including ACC and
Pac-10 tournaments. He likes high school for its role in growing the sport
and teaching athletes.

Sam Kerr, state supervisor of softball and tournament director, praised
King. He’d take him at any event and doesn’t know anyone who would turn
him away. King also officiates volleyball and basketball.

King said he’s never had any issues with kids giving him a hard time for
being deaf. Other officials said they’ve seen kids making fun of him, but
rarely in softball, where he is well known.

Players who have seen him regularly know him for being fair and
consistent, which is what every umpire strives for.

 

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23

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DeafDigest Sports – May 23, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— tentative list of deaf vs deaf 2018 football games

— random deafsports thoughts

— again, more honors for Cameron Upton

Deaf Sports Collections update
— red card in big soccer game
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/one-of-earliest-known-deaf-players-in-pro-basketball/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

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Gallaudet baseball

Very difficult to keep track of honors that come
Cameron Upton’s way

GU’s Cameron Upton named to ABCA All-South region first team

and

Gallaudet’s Cameron Upton picked to the D3baseball.com All-South region second team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Gallaudet University junior second baseman Cameron
Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.) was selected to the 2018 American Baseball
Coaches Association (ABCA) Division III All-South region first team. This
is the first time in four years a Bison player has been named to one of
ABCA All-South region teams.

MINNEAPOLIS – Gallaudet University junior second baseman Cameron Upton
(Vicksburg, Miss.) was named to the 2018 D3baseball.com All-South region
second team as announced by the national website that covers NCAA Division
III baseball.

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2018 football games between deaf schools

2018 football games between deaf schools

Aug 25 Georgia at Louisiana
Aug 30 Oklahoma at Arkansas

Sep  6 Kansas at Wisconsin
Sep  6 Louisiana at Mississippi
Sep  6 Tennessee at South Carolina
Sep  8 Missouri at Arkansas
Sep  8 Oklahoma at Minnesota
Sep 13 South Carolina at Tennessee
Sep 14 Model at Fremont
Sep 15 Minnesota at Kansas
Sep 15 Iowa at Arkansas
Sep 15 New Mexico at Wisconsin
Sep 15 Carolinas at Louisiana
Sep 15 Mississippi at Georgia
Sep 15 Oklahoma at Minnesota
Sep 20 Tennessee at Carolinas (at Morganton)
Sep 20 Louisiana at Oklahoma
Sep 21 Texas at Model
Sep 22 Indiana at Alabama
Sep 22 Kansas at Missouri
Sep 22 Minnesota at Michigan
Sep 22 Wisconsin at Illinois
Sep 22 New Mexico at Iowa
Sep 22 South Carolina at Mississippi
Sep 27 Kansas at Oklahoma
Sep 28 Maryland at Texas
Sep 29 Arkansas at New Mexico
Sep 29 Kansas at Oklahoma
Sep 29 Missouri at Minnesota
Sep 29 Wisconsin at Iowa
Sep 29 Carolinas at Georgia
Sep 29 Tennessee at Missisippi

Oct  4 Michigan at Wisconsin
Oct  5 Alabama at Model
Oct  6 Illinois at Minnesota
Oct  6 South Carolina at Carolinas (at Morganton)
Oct  6 Georgia at Tennessee
Oct  6 Mississippi at Louisiana
Oct  9 Kansas at Illinois
Oct 10 Tennessee at Carolinas (at Morganton)
Oct 13 Wisconsin at Minnesota
Oct 13 Louisiana at Alabama
Oct 13 Illinois at Michigan
Oct 13 Model at Indiana
Oct 13 Oklahoma at Mississippi
Oct 13 Iowa at Missouri
Oct 13 Phoenix at Fremont
Oct 18 Alabama at Arkansas
Oct 18 Missouri at Wisconsin
Oct 20 Mississippi at Maryland
Oct 20 Iowa at Kansas
Oct 20 Carolinas at South Carolina
Oct 27 Arkansas at Kansas
Oct 27 Minnesota at Iowa
Oct 27 Florida at Alabama
Oct 27 Louisiana at Georgia
Oct 27 New Mexico at Oklahoma

Nov 2 Georgia at Carolinas (at Wilson)

note:
this list is not complete

DeafDigest Sports is waiting for schedules
from eight remaining schools.

Please email barry@deafdigest.com if your
schedule is ready so the list will be
updated.  Thank you.

Also if you see corrections that need to be
made, please again email barry@deafdigest.com

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random deafsports thoughts

coaches hate to lose; they all want to win.

This feeling is normal and OK for all coaches
to want to win.

It is always a sticky issue when older athletes
play against younger athletes. This is why
all states have this age-cut off rules.

Years ago, such rules were lax or did not
exist.

Said an angry deaf coach during these past
days:

Their men played against our boys!
 

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22

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DeafDigest Sports – May 22, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— new athletic director

— random deafsports thoughts

— another big honor for Cameron Upton, Gallaudet baseball

— Eastern North Carolina track

— college deaf golfer

Deaf Sports Collections update
— the Thomas Lynch mystery (football and baseball)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/old-timer-baseball-player-better-than-hoy/

……………………………………………………

Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

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Gallaudet baseball

per a tweet

Congrats to our own Cameron Upton named to the All-Region South 2nd Team

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Delaware sports

Rich Pelletier is retiring next month; replacing him as the new
athletic director is Nicole Laszczynski.

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Eastern North Carolina Track

Alfonza Robinson & Jeremiah Deans, each qualified for the 1A NCHSAA
Regionals. Alfonza qualified 11th in the 100m. At regionals, he finished
12th with a time of 11.92. He had a tough start.  Jeremiah qualified 2nd
in the Shot Put and won the regionals with a throw of 43’10″. This past
weekend, he was seeded 8th going into the NCHSAA State Championships. On
Sunday, his best throw was 44’9.5″. He finished 4th in the state and
medaled. This is the highest an ENCSD athlete had finished the NCHSAA
Championships since Donnell Finnamon(Girls shot Put) finished 2nd in 1997.
Jeremiah accomplished this while dealing with the sudden death of his
throwing coach. Tom Watson, an ENCSD track coach, had a tremendous impact
on Jeremiah’s progress. He got Jeremiah to change his technique, work on
explosion and really buy in. It’s been bitter sweet. We are super proud of
both of these athletes.

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random deafsports thoughts

When a highly recruited deaf athlete gets NCAA-I
scholarship offers, what would he look for?

1. promise of playing time

or

2. best college major suited to his interests and needs

or

3. the university with the better interpreting
services

Dwight Collins, an outstanding high school
running back, in the nineties, was
pursued by McNeese State and University
of Central Florida. He visited both
campuses and chatted with deaf students.
He was told that McNeese State did not
have a good interpreting program whereas
University of Central Florida did.

He chose UCF. He played quite a lot as
a freshman, and was given attention in
the newspapers. The coach that recruited
him was fired (see yesterday’s random
thoughts). The new coach didn’t like
Dwight. As a result, he played very
little for the remaining three seasons
of his career!

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college deaf golfer

Rylee Reinertson

senior

men’s golf

University of Oklahoma

his senior season was a flop, as compared to peaking
at the top of his game last season as a junior.

As a result, he has been left off the regular line up of
top five golfers, being selected as the team’s #1
alternate

 

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