DeafDigest Sports – May 18, 2018

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— Gallaudet volleyball schedule

— deaf pro boxer’s debut

— career minor leaguer cut yesterday

— track update

— college softball slugger

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Gallaudet volleyball schedule

2018 Gallaudet women’s volleyball schedule released

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women’s volleyball program and
head coach Lynn Ray Boren has recently released the 2018 schedule. Boren
is entering his 14th season as head coach and finished the 2017 season
with a 18-16 record, 7-2 in conference as the team reached the North
Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) championship match for the eighth time
in school history but lost to Morrisville State College.
GU begins its season on Friday, Aug. 31, on the road at the annual
Battlefield Classic in Gettysburg, Pa. The Bison have kicked off their
schedule at the Battlefield Classic for the past nine seasons. GU will go
up against Gettysburg College, Messiah College, McDaniel College and Penn

The Bison head to Virginia to face Eastern Mennonite University on Sept. 5
before heading back to Pennsylvania to participate in the York (Pa.)
College Spartan Invitational (Sept. 7-8) where they will face New York
University, Saint Vincent College, Elizabethtown College and Haverford

Gallaudet makes its home opener on Wednesday, Sept. 12, against St. Mary’s
College of Maryland at 7 p.m. GU will host College of Saint Elizabeth and
Methodist University on Sept. 15 before heading up to Baltimore to face
Notre Dame of Maryland University on Sept. 18.

The Bison will travel to New York to face NEAC foes SUNY Poly and SUNY
Cobleskill on Sept. 22 before an away NEAC contest at Penn St.-Abington
(Sept. 26).

The Bison will host the 12th annual Worthington Classic, an eight-team
tournament on Sept. 28 and 29. Gallaudet will face Ramapo College of New
Jersey and Dickinson College on Sept. 28 before going up against Marywood
University on Sept. 29 along with a fourth match later in the day. The
other participants in the tournament include Elmira College, Fairleigh
Dickinson University-Florham, Lycoming College and Marymount (Va.)

The month of October begins with the Bison on the road in Lancaster, Pa.,
to face three NEAC teams in Lancaster Bible College (Oct. 5), Wells
College and Keuka College (Oct. 6). GU will make the short trip to
Winchester, Va., on Tuesday, Oct. 9, to face Shenandoah University. The
Bison return home to host Goucher College (Oct. 11) along with Hood
College and Penn College (Oct. 13). GU goes up against Marymount (Oct. 16)
on the road before continuing its annual tri-meet with University of
Scranton and Lebanon Valley College (Oct. 19) in Scranton, Pa.GU remains
on the road to face Morrisville State College, the defending NEAC
champions, and Cazenovia College (Oct. 20) in Morrisville, N.Y. Gallaudet
then makes the cross-town trip to The Catholic University of America (Oct.
24) before coming back to the Field House to play against Penn St.-Berks
(Oct. 26) on Homecoming Weekend/Senior Day.

The NEAC tournament quarterfinals will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The NEAC
tournament continues with the semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 3, followed by
the championship on Sunday, Nov. 4. Gallaudet has hosted the NEAC
championship tournament three times (2012, ’13, ’14) since joining the
conference in 2010. The NCAA tournament will start the following week.

Also see:

2018 Gallaudet Women’s Volleyball Schedule

2018 Gallaudet Women’s Volleyball Schedule Overview
Season opener: Battlefield Classic at Gettysburg, Pa. (Fri., Aug. 31)
Home opener: vs. St. Mary’s (Md.) (Wed., Sept. 12)
Conference opener: vs. St. Elizabeth (Sat., Sept. 15)
Worthington Classic: Eight-team tournament (Sept. 28-29)
Homecoming/Senior Day: vs. Penn St.-Berks (Fri., Oct. 26)
NEAC Tournament: Oct. 30, Nov. 2-4

the NEAC tournament is the most important. Win, and go to
NCAA-III; lose and stay home


Oregon boys’ track

part of newspaper story

OSAA track and field state championships Day 1


Cedric Armstrong, from Oregon School for the Deaf, finished 10th with a
distance of 39-00.75.


Saturday debut of deaf pro boxer

part of newspaper story

The deaf boxer making his professional debut

“When I’m fighting, I don’t properly hear the crowd and background noises,
which helps me focus better.”

Boxer Reece Cattermole will be making his debut at York Hall in Bethnal
Green in Great Britain on Saturday. He is deaf.


Career minor leaguer cut yesterday

part of newspaper story

Tyson Gillies’ path to t Garyhe RailCats has beeshort.

In his 12th professional season at age 29, Gillies was the oldest player
trying out for the team — yet still considered in the middle of his prime

The Gary RailCats (Indiana) acquired him in February in a trade with
Ottawa of the Can-Am League.

The Seattle Mariners drafted Gillies in the 25th round in 2006. He was
included in the blockbuster trade involving ace pitchers Roy Halladay and
Cliff Lee. The Philadelphia Phillies placed him on their 40-man roster
after the 2011 season, and he spent parts of 2013 and 2014 at Class AAA.

Gillies played for Canada in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, and he’s
especially proud of winning a gold medal in the 2015 Pan Am Games.

But he’s also been hampered by assorted injuries.

Gillies has impressed RailCats manager Greg Tagert.

“He brings a veteran presence,” Tagert said of Gillies. “There’s
an energy, an almost nonstop action, to the way he goes about playing and
preparing. He’s good for our ballclub.

Yet after the manager made this comment, he cut Gillies!

Gillies last played with an affiliated organization in 2015 at Class AA
with the San Diego Padres. He hit .294 with 11 homers, 50 RBIs and eight
stolen bases last season with Ottawa.


college deaf softball player

Haley Donaldson


Colorado State University


2017 (Freshman) [Game-by-Game – with Nebraska}
Earned playing time in a variety of ways, including starting 11 games …
made five starts at second base, five at shortstop and one at DP … also
pinch hit seven times and pinch ran once … totaled two games with
multiple hits and one game with multiple RBIs … earned her first career
start at shortstop in game two vs. New Mexico State.

this season:
transferred to Colorado State University

it was a steal for Colorado State University; she hit .321
playing and starting 49 of her team’s 50 games; 50 hits in 156 at bats
and was one of team’s top sluggers, 6 homers and 31 ribbies, among team
leaders in these categories.