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May
21

2018/05/21

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DeafDigest Sports – May 21, 2018

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— Idaho track

— random deafsports thoughts

— deaf pro tennis player

— the late Billy Cannon and the deaf

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf hurdler in hearing Olympics
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/arizona-late-deafened-pitcher/

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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

Also see:
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/pdf/assocadstudentsuccess18.pdf

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Idaho track

newspaper

Hearing-impaired athlete helps ISDB reach state for the first time since 2006

The 2018 high school state track championships have come and gone. And one
local school made its first appearance in more than a decade.

Zack Smith represented the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind in the 400
meter race.

Zack Smith is hoping to break his grandpa’s school record set back in
1952. “My best time is 56, but i’m hoping to get down to 49,” Smith
exclaimed.

Smith finished 15th in the 1A 400 prelims and even though he didn’t
advance to the finals, he tied his personal record, 56.66 seconds, shaving
nearly four seconds off his time in just one month.

“He’s got two more years, so he’ll get better.”

His coaches along with new friends expect Smith to return next year.

Rob Anderson speaking on behalf of Ken Anderson said, “so you’re telling
him to run all year, to lift weights, keeping lift weights.”

“It’s just really exciting,” Smith added.

The last ISDB athlete to compete at state track prior to Smith, Amanda
Hope in 20

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random deafsports thoughts (new feature)

From time to time over the years, DeafDigest Sports
editor has seen skilled deaf mainstreamed athletes
being recruited by NCAA-I coaches (in any sport).

The recruited deaf freshman gets enough playing
time – but after the season, the NCAA-I coach
gets fired – and is replaced by a new coach.

The new coach feels “stuck” with the deaf athlete
he never wanted to recruit.

As a result, the deaf recruit sits on the bench
for much of his NCAA-I career.

Yes, they can transfer. Some do, some don’t.

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the late Billy Cannon and the deaf

Billy Cannon, who played at LSU and is considered to be
one of the greatest collegiate football players ever,
just passed away.

He has two deaf connections.

#1
His older brother Harvey taught at Louisiana School for
the Deaf, which wasn’t too far from the sprawling LSU
campus. He was better known on the campus as “Billy’s brother”
than for what he was – a good teacher, well liked by the
students.

#2
LSU defeated Hardin-Simmons 20-6 in a 1958 game. One of the
Hardin-Simmons players was Sammy Oates, who was deaf and
was recruited out of Texas School for the Deaf.

Cannon had a good pro career – but is much better known
for his collegiate career.

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deaf pro tennis player

newspaper story

TC PLUS MATCH OF THE DAY: DUCKHEE LEE V. DENNIS NOVIKOV, FRENCH OPEN Q

While the majority of our Tennis Channel Plus Match of the Day articles
focus on the match-up, today’s is more about the contestants. One of them,
specifically: Duckhee Lee. The 19-year-old’s low ranking (No. 242) and
nearly non-existent career ATP record (0-1) wouldn’t normally put him in
the spotlight, but for the fact that Lee is deaf.

In spite of his disability, the South Korean has excelled in tennis,
already reaching a level of competition few would have ever expected. He
will continue remain an inspiration to countless individuals no matter how
his professional career turns out

Lee, along with everyone in this week’s French Open qualifying tournament,
will need to win three matches to reach the main draw of the clay-court
Slam. Going on recent history, Lee seems a long shot to do so—he’s lost
his last three matches, all at the ATP Challenger Tour level. But earlier
this year, Lee nearly qualified for a main draw at a major, in Melbourne.
Only a third-round loss to Ruben Bemelmans prevented Lee from making even
more history than he already has.

Standing in Lee’s way at Roland Garros is Dennis Novikov, a 24-year-old
American who, like his opponent, hasn’t played an ATP tour-level match
this season. He also hasn’t played in nearly a month; his last tournament
was in Leon, Mexico in late April. Novikov is 1-1 on clay this season, his
two matches occurring in qualifying at the ATP event in Houston.

Lee, for his part, is just 1-3 on clay this year. Lee and Novikov have
never played each other. But this match-up isn’t about the numbers—or,
in one way, even about the outcome. There may be more compelling contests
on the first day of French Open qualifying, and players you’re more likely
to recognize. But if you watch one match on Monday, this is the one I
suggest.

 

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May
20

2018/05/20

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DeafDigest Sports – May 20, 2018

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— first deaf referee to officiate a hearing international game?

— collegiate deaf softball player

— deaf professional golfer

— random deafsports thoughts (new feature)

Deaf Sports Collections update
— softball pitcher making lot of money under the table!
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/no-one-said-this-football-player-was-deaf/

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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

Also see:
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/pdf/assocadstudentsuccess18.pdf

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said to be first deaf referee in an international hearing basketball game

part of newspaper story

Peter Murray, long time New Zealand deaf basketball referee, was
said to be the first referee to officiate an international
hearing basketball game. It was a basketball game between
Yugoslavia and a club team from New Zealand.

note:

Really? Don’t know.

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collegiate deaf softball player

Reagan Raymer

North Central College (Illinois – NCAA-III)

freshman

softball

her profile, this season:

2018: Played in 41 games, starting 39. Recorded a batting average of .240
with 21 runs and 13 RBI.  Ranked third on the team with seven doubles.

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deaf professional golfer

Kaylin Yost

won gold medal in Deaflympics women’s golf

became pro in 2015
11 events, three cuts made, $1,551

no 2016 updates

year 2017
Six events, two cuts made, $1,012

her total career earnings, according to women’s golf web site
$2,563

there is no 2018 updates on her results

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random deafsports thoughts (new feature)

you watch a deaf sports event (no matter if it is
football or baseball or basketball) on host
school’s video system.

frustrating to deal with different problems -
grainy videos or herky-jerky usage of the
camera or players “so far away” from the
camera that they look like ants! And even
worse, no clue as to the score or even of
the time clock (or inning) in that game!

Several months ago DeafDigest Sports editor
had an appointment with deaf dentist Dr.
Steve Rattner. While waiting to be called
up, the editor watched a junior college
basketball game on TV (Montgomery College
vs Garrett College). The game cameras were
operated by Montgomery students majoring
in TV. The big surprise was that the
camera focused close up on the players
during the game – you can see everything,
players’ facial expressions, movements
with the ball and without the ball,
angry players taken out of the game, etc.
We do not see that with NBA and NCAA-I
games!
 

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May
19

2018/05/19

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DeafDigest Sports – May 19, 2018

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— deaf collegiate baseball player

— Indiana baseball & softball

— deaf pro golfer

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Gallaudet’s only national champion
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/long-time-deaf-pro-in-rugby/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

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

The Gallaudet University Athletics Department is seeking qualified
candidates to apply for its new Associate Athletic Director for
Student-Athlete Success position.

The Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success is responsible
for providing visionary leadership, strategic planning, and policy
development for the athletics program; develops departmental-level
strategy plans to dovetail with the University’s Diversity Strategy Plan
with an emphasis on student-athlete, particularly historically
underrepresented and underserved populations, retention and academic and
personal growth and success; aligning the intercollegiate athletics
department consisting of 16 sports programs, athletic training program,
intramural program, fitness program, coaches, administrative, support
staff and student-athletes with the university’s unique bilingual
mission and strategic priorities; working with the development office to
raise funds for the Athletic Department; and maintaining an athletic
program that emphasizes the student-athlete concept and philosophy. The
Associate Athletic Director is required to abide by the rules and
regulations established by the NCAA, Eastern Collegiate Football
Conference (ECFC), Northern Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC), and
Gallaudet University.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum five years of professional experience,
including three years in coaching, athletic administration, and/or program
management. 

Fluency in American Sign Language required at time of initial employment.
Self-identification as an ethnic minority and/or a female pursuant to
federal guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree,

Proven experience in leading and supervising personnel and budgets.
Demonstrated abilities to multitask, work under pressure, solve problems,
and make tough decisions are important for this position.

A strong commitment to the Student-Athlete concept and the Gallaudet’s
bilingual mission, and a working knowledge of Gallaudet’s strategic
priorities and the NCAA rules and regulations are required.

Personal or professional evidence of equity, diversity, and inclusion
work.

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

Also see:
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/pdf/assocadstudentsuccess18.pdf

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Indiana baseball

from a tweet

Boys Varsity Baseball falls to Indiana School For The Deaf 7 – 0

also:
Indiana School for the Deaf pitcher ruined Morristown’s senior night by
throwing a perfect game. Dickerson faced the minimum 21 batters, striking
out 20. The only ball put in play was a ground out

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Indiana softball

from a tweet

 Girls Varsity Softball beats Indiana School For The Deaf 13 – 3

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deaf collegiate baseball player

Danton Hyman

junior

Newberry College (South Carolina, NCAA-I program)

baseball

profile:
2017 SAC Baseball All-Conference Gold Glove…SAC Commissioner’s Honor
Roll

Started in all 52 games…Recorded a batting average of .349…Led the
team with 67 hits…Finished the season with 46 runs and 25 RBI.

this season:
started all 48 of his team’s 48 games

team’s 2nd leading hitter with .381 average (72 hits in 189 at bats)

hit 12 doubles, one of team’s leaders in that category

no homers

28 ribbies, 3rd best on team

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deaf pro golfer

Sung Yee

South Korea

Asian Pro Tour

web sites do not show too much on him this season

his only posting was that he took part in the
AB Bank Bangladesh Open 2018 but missed the
cut after shooting 72 and 74

the web site, however said that he won the Driving
Distance category in 2014 and 2015.
 

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May
18

2018/05/18

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DeafDigest Sports – May 18, 2018

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

— Gallaudet volleyball schedule

— deaf pro boxer’s debut

— career minor leaguer cut yesterday

— track update

– college softball slugger

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf schools football’s toughest 130-lb lineman
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-career-baseball-minor-leaguer/

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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
St.-Altoona.

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
College.

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.)
University.

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

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

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Oregon boys’ track

part of newspaper story

OSAA track and field state championships Day 1

1A BOYS SHOT PUT

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

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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.

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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.

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college deaf softball player

Haley Donaldson

sophomore

Colorado State University

softball

profile:
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.
 

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May
17

2018/05/17

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DeafDigest Sports – May 17, 2018

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

— Indiana baseball

 

– Colorado track

 

– American disc golf

 

– Gallaudet basketball clinic

 

– 2018 Gallaudet football schedule

 

 

Deaf Sports Collections update
— early retirement of a deaf champion
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/indiana-baseball-seniors/

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Parent & Son Basketball Clinic to be held Sunday, June 3

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program will host a
Parent & Son Basketball Clinic on Sunday, June 3, from 1-4 p.m. in the
Field House. The clinic is open to boys ages 7-14 and their
parent/guardian (father, mother, etc.). The cost is $30 per person and
includes a free t-shirt. The event is limited to 50 participants meaning
25 sons and 25 parent/guardians.

Register here: http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/camps/camps-list

You will need to create a Gallaudet Camp Account to register. If you have
signed up before, you should be able to sign-in and then sign-up.

If you have further questions please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball
head coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu or call
202.559.0438.

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Gallaudet football

2018 Gallaudet University football schedule announced

WASHINGTON – The 2018 Gallaudet University football schedule has been
finalized and officially announced by ninth-year head coach Chuck
Goldstein. The schedule features four home games and five road games for
the Bison, who posted a 3-7 overall record and was 3-4 in seven Eastern
Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) games last season.

Gallaudet opens the season on the road in Reading, Pa., against Alvernia
University on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. This will be the first season of
football for the Golden Wolves. GU will remain on the road the following
weekend as it heads south to Greensboro, N.C., to face the Pride of
Greensboro College in a non-conference game on Sept. 8. Gallaudet heads
home on Saturday, Sept. 15, and will host Apprentice School in the
season’s home opener. The non-conference tilt will be a homecoming of
sorts as Apprentice’s new head coach is John Davis, a former GU Assistant
Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator for seven years (2008-14). After a bye
week, Gallaudet closes out the month with its first conference game at
Anna Maria College on Sept. 29. The remainder of the schedule will feature
conference contests.

The Bison will have a second bye week on Oct. 6 before hosting Castleon
University on Oct. 13 at noon. GU will head up to Franklin, Mass., on Oct.
20 to face Dean College before hosting Alfred State College on Oct. 27 for
Homecoming at 1 p.m.

The month of November begins with the longest road trip in the ECFC as GU
travels to Bangor, Maine, to face Husson University, the two-time
defending ECFC champions. GU will wrap-up the regular-season schedule the
following weekend at home against rival SUNY Maritime on Nov. 11 at noon
on Senior Day. This will mark the 10th consecutive year these two programs
have ended the regular season playing each other.

Gone from the ECFC is Mount Ida College, who surprisingly closed its doors
this spring. The loss of Mount Ida was felt across the ECFC as every
member lost a conference game and is being forced to play nine games or
find another non-conference game to play the standard 10-game schedule.

2018 Gallaudet University Football Schedule
Date             Opponent               Time
Sep. 01                @ Alvernia             1 p.m.
Sep. 08                @ Greensboro                TBA
Sep. 15                APPRENTICE
            1 p.m.
Sep. 29                @ Anna Maria*               TBA
Oct. 13                CASTLETON*             Noon
Oct. 20                @ Dean*                Noon
Oct. 27                ALFRED STATE*^              1 p.m.
Nov. 03                @ Husson*              Noon
Nov. 10                SUNY MARITIME*              Noon

note:
the game with Apprentice will be interesting. New head coach is
John Davis, who was a former Gallaudet defensive coordinator
for a number of seasons before moving on.

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American disc golf

American School for the Deaf traveled to Fiskdale, MA to participate in
the New England Deaf Disc Golf Junior Tournament. ASD Tigers, as a team
finished in first place by just three throws. Matthew Beltran finished in
a tie for first place in the boys division and Jatara Page claimed first
place in the girls division.  We thank NEDDG for hosting this event and we
look forward to seeing more teams next year!

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Colorado track

newspaper

1A Invitational track meet

boys:
Colo. Deaf & Blind, 2; 29th place

girls:
Colo. Deaf & Blind, 1; 30th place

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Indiana baseball

Trader Point 2
Indiana Deaf 12
 

 

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May
16

2018/05/16

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DeafDigest Sports – May 16, 2018

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

— Fremont sports

— Indiana & Model softball

— Oklahoma track

— Georgia girls’ basketball honor

— deaf boxer advances in National Golden Gloves championships

– Father and Son Basketball Clinic at Gallaudet

 

Deaf Sports Collections update
– deaf boxer wins Golden Gloves championship
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-golden-gloves-boxing-champion/

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Father and Son Basketball Clinic at Gallaudet

more information at:
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/camps/camps-list

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Fremont sports

Congratulations to CSD Girls Track and Field for winning the BCL League
Meet last weekend and to the Boys Track and Field for winning the League
Championship!  Seven participants were among the leaders at their events
and will be going to the Northern Coast Sectionals on Saturday.  This
week, the Baseball team is also working hard for their spot in the BCL
Playoffs while the softball team is finishing up their regular season and
getting ready for the NCS next week.

The Foothill Athletics Association Banquet is on Thursday at 4:30pm for
Coaches and Students and then open to the fans at 5:30pm.  See you there!

Athletes of the Week – MARCELA BRENTHAM.  Our senior softball captain is
definitely known for being very coachable, easygoing, and supportive of
others.  She has played catcher and the infield and has been instrumental
in keeping the team together this year!
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Tuesday May 15
Varsity Softball Away Game
@ Saint Joseph Notre Dame, 4pm
Leydecker Park – 3255 McCartney Road, Alameda 94502

Varsity Baseball Away Game
@ Oakland Military Institute, 4pm
Bushrod Park – 560 59th Street, Oakland 94609
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Wednesday May 16
Varsity Baseball Away Game – BCL Semifinals

(If win on Tuesday)
#3 CSD @ #2 Making Waves, 4pm
Fernandez Park – 511 Tennent Ave, Pinole 94564

(If lose on Tuesday)
#4 CSD # #1 Fremont Christian, 4pm
4760 Thornton Ave, Fremont 94536
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Friday May 18
Varsity Baseball BCL Championship Game
(If win on Wednesday)
Hosted by Fremont Christian, 4pm
4760 Thornton Ave, Fremont 94536
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Saturday May 19
Varsity Track and Field
@ NCS Class A Sectionals, 10am
Montgomery High School
1250 Hahman Drive, Santa Rosa 95405

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Georgia girls’ basketball

part of newspaper story

2018 Rome News-Tribune All-Region girls’ basketball team

Georgia School for the Deaf’s Chynah Johnson, who leaves the Cave Spring
institution with the record for most points in a game (54) and the honor
of Small Schools Female Player of the Year as selected by DeafDigest
Sports.

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Indiana softball

from a tweet

Sycamore Athletics

Softball wins 1st round tournament over Indiana Deaf 20-12.

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Model softball

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Softball

Softball

Date: Monday, May 14, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Result: Loss

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 10

Edmund Burke School: 15

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Softball

Softball

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Result: Loss

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 2

Nat’l Cathedral School For Girls: 6

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Oklahoma track

part of newspaper story

Emily Cavello, a sophomore, and Dylan Evans, a junior, competed in the Class A state
track qualifying rounds at Western Heights High School May 4-5.

Cavello made her second trip to the Class A state track qualifying rounds
for the women’s 300-meter hurdles. However, this is her first year to
pass the qualifying rounds and land a sixth-place medal with a time of
49.84 seconds.

Not only did Cavello medal at the meet, but she also broke her school and
personal records with a time at qualifiers of 49.73 seconds. This time
also put her on the top-10 record list with USA Deaf Track and Field.

Evans also made his second trip to the Class A state track meet for the
finals in the men’s long jump event. He placed fifth overall at state
last year with a jump of 19 feet, 11.25 inches.

During regionals at Alex, Evans beat his personal best with a jump of 20
feet, 9 inches and won a third-place medal. At the Western Heights High
School meet, he competed in the finals with a jump of 19 feet. 9.75 inches
and placed ninth overall.

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deaf boxer

part of newspaper story

Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions

Julian Smith of Chicago annihilated Brian McElrath of Cleveland
in the opening round of their 152-pound matchup.

Smith, 27, is an explosive fighter with a professional future waiting
after the tournament.

He is also deaf.

Coach Pierre Scott communicates with Smith during his bouts by waving a
brightly colored towel different ways.

“I came up with the towel system for him because we wanted a secret of
our own,” he said. “When he’s fighting other guys, he can’t hear
what their coaches are telling them. This is my way of communicating with
him. And there’s so many different things I do with the towel because he
works with hand signals.”

It’s working for them. And Smith, originally from Robbins, Illinois, is
a legit title threat at 152 pounds.

“I’ve got him now where he’s learning how to box more, be more
settled and pick his shots,” Scott said.

Smith dropped McElrath in the first, then put him to the canvas for good
with a right hand seconds later.

note:
Marvin Marshall, attending Gallaudet, won the District of Columbia Golden
Gloves championship in 1945. He then participated at the National
Golden Gloves championships in New York, but lost and was eliminated.

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college trackster

Jacob Hockman

senior

University of Missouri at Kansas City

his profile is:

2017: Outdoor – Competed in seven meets for UMKC … Finished seventh in
the discus throw at the KT Woodman Classic with a personal-best mark of
46.68 meters … Turned in a personal-best performance in the shot put at
the WAC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 14.31 meters and a
sixth-place finish … Collected the bronze medal at the WAC Outdoor
Championships in the hammer throw with a personal-best heave of 48.52
meters.

Indoor – Competed in eight meets for the Roos … Notched a personal best
in the shot put at the Herm Wilson Invitational with a second-place finish
of 14.13 meters … Finished fifth at the Nebraska Tune-Up in the weight
throw with a personal-best mark of 15.46 meters.

this season:
runner up in discus at the Western Athletic Conference finals with a 50.50
meter throw (165’7)
 

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— Indiana baseball

— deaf boxer makes his pro debut

— deaf women’s rugby

— final Gallaudet athletic event of the year

— college deaf softball player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— football mystery at a deaf school
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-boxer-making-his-pro-debut/

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Gallaudet track

Hahn and Haynes compete at Swarthmore Final Qualifier Meet

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Juniors Gunner Hahn (Stevens Point, Wis.) and Michael
Haynes (Edwardsville, Ill.) had one final chance to qualify for the NCAA
championship meet here Monday at the Swarthmore Final Qualifier Meet.

The pair ran in the 110-meter hurdles together and Hahn competed in the
400-meter hurdles.

Hahn finished eighth in the 110-meter hurdles as he crossed the finish
line in 15.46 seconds, a full second off the first-place time of 14.34 set
by Rowan University’s Bobby Cooks. Hahn earned one team point for the
Bison as they finished tied for 42nd place. This was Hahn’s fastest time
in this event this season, his previous best time was 15.47 seconds set at
the Battleground Relays on April 7.

Haynes was four spots behind Hahn in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of
15.90 seconds. The NCAA qualification mark is under 15 seconds.

In the 400-meter hurdles, Hahn placed 20th out of 22 runners with a time
of 59.53 seconds. Rowan University’s Anthony Salemo ran away with first
place in the event with a blistering time of 51.78 seconds, the second
best time in the country this season in this event. The NCAA qualification
mark is under 55 seconds.

BISON TRACKS

— Haynes best time this year in the 110-meter hurdles was 15.56 set at
Atlantic Independent Championship (April 28)

— Hahn’s best time this year in the 400-meter hurdles was 57.76 set at the
Gallaudet University Invitational (April 21)

— UP NEXT
This concludes the season for Hahn and Haynes as their times did not meet
the NCAA championship qualification marks.

note:
NCAA track and field qualifiying marks can be tricky and misleading

Years ago, a deaf female trackster (forgot her name and also forgot
the college she attended) threw the javelin.

In the very first track meet of the season, her first javelin throw
exceeded the NCAA qualifying mark.

Yet for the remainder of the track season she was unable to equal
or exceed that first-time throw.

She ultimately decided not to go to NCAA, feeling it was not right.

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Indiana baseball

George Washington 0
Indiana Deaf     14

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deaf rugby

newspaper

Ace Watson helps England become world champions

A rugby talent from Sedlescombe helped England become the official world
deaf women’s champions.

Sharn-Louise Watson was part of the England Deaf Rugby Union (EDRU)
women’s team which triumphed at the first World Deaf Sevens competition
in Sydney, Australia.

The women’s squad played its first ever international fixture against
another rugby deaf nation. England played a five-game series over two days
against the Australia women’s deaf team and although all the matches
were very close, England won the series 5-0.

The men played fixtures against Australia, Fiji, Japan, Wales, Australia
Barbarians and World Barbarians (teams from South Africa, Italy, Hong Kong
and New Zealand).

The competition gave huge awareness to deaf rugby on a global scale and a
second World Deaf Sevens competition is undoubtedly on the horizon.

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deaf boxer

newspaper

Young boxer Reece Cattermole wants to inspire the deaf community
of Great Britain.

Reece Cattermole is about to make his pro boxing debut.

When talented young boxer Reece Cattermole makes his pro debut later this
weekend, he won’t just be fighting for himself – he wants to inspire a
whole community.

The 21-year-old, who was 4-1 as an amateur, took up boxing as part of
anger management sessions as an 11-year-old as he battled to come to terms
with his condition.

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college deaf softball player

Kasidy Chileen

freshman

softball

University of Msry (North Dakota) – NCAA-II

her profile is:

Bio
Current Stats
Career Stats
Season Highs
Kasidy Chileen Headlines
Apr 28, 2018 Miscues costly in pair of Marauders road losses to Golden
Bears
Apr 25, 2018 Big bats, strong pitching lead Marauders to sweep over
Dragons
Apr 20, 2018 BEK Broadcasting airing first Marauders home softball games
of season April 21-22
Apr 18, 2018 Big start, finish carries Marauders to sweep of Golden Eagles
Apr 16, 2018 Marauders softball to host Golden Eagles on April 18 in site
swap for 1st home game
Apr 8, 2018 Early deficits too much for Marauders to overcome in
late-night clash with Wildcats
Apr 7, 2018 Freshmen key Marauders split with #16 Vikings
Mar 31, 2018 Big innings burst Marauders hopes in pair of losses to
Bulldogs
Mar 30, 2018 Power game not enough for Marauders as Huskies sweep
doubleheader
Mar 27, 2018 Big blows power Marauders to NSIC opening day road split
against Beavers SHOW MORE
PRIOR TO UMARY
An All-Conference player her junior season, Kasidy Chileen of Brooklyn
Center, Minn., signed her National Letter of Intent last November to play
softball for the Marauders starting this fall.
 
A two-sport athlete in high school, Chileen’s versatility will allow
valuable flexibility within the UMary softball lineup.
 
The Blaine High School student-athlete finished the season with a .400
hitting percentage and one of her career highlights was hitting a grand
slam in a section game last May. She also received the 2016 Hitting Award.
 
The daughter of Greg and Jolynn Chileen, Kasidy plans on pursuing a degree
in Audiology at the University of Mary.

Quote from coach: “We are excited to bring Kasidy into the Marauder
softball family. She has a passion that is very contagious as well as
being a strong and versatile player. Her work ethic, desire, and spirit
should allow her to contribute immediately.”

this season:
played 35 of her team’s 37 games, starting 31

hit .330 (31 hits in 94 at bats).

Despite hitting one homer, is not one of the team’s power hitters,
having driven home only 9 runners. Basically a contact hitter.
 

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— Model softball

— incoming college softball player

— St Mary’s girls track

— deaf trackster in college

— deaf pro in tennis

— deaf golfer at University of Oklahoma

Deaf Sports Collections update
— last football game on Gallaudet grass
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/british-boxing-champion/

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Model softball

from a tweet

Burke Athletics

Varsity softball, winners of 3 straight regular-season PVAC championships,
goes for a 3rd straight playoff championship Monday at 5 pm at Gallaudet U
against Model Secondary School for the Deaf.

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St Mary’s girls track

he Lady Bisons travelled to Maryland School for the Deaf for our 41 annual
EDSAA track and field tournament this past weekend.  This competition was
the culmination of our entire season and what we have worked towards all
spring.  Our girls were excited to test their skills against the rest of
the ESDAA and see where they fell.  The Lady Bisons performed well in the
hot weather and earned a total of 1 gold medal, 2 silver medals, 2 bronze
medals, and 6 personal records.  The girls finished in 2nd Place amongst
divison 2 schools and 3rd place overall.  We were very proud of our teams
accomplishments and can’t wait to build on our success next year.  Please
wish our girls congrats!!!

Date-  May 11th-12th, 2018
Score-  SMSD: 62 points (2nd Place in D2 & 3rd Place Overall)
Girls Track Results
Long Jump

Kioney Alvira- Juardo 13’6 ˝”(1st Place)

Triple Jump

Kioney Alvira-Juardo 28’9″(2nd Place)/ Cameron Cole 26′ 9 ź” PR(3rd
Place)

Shot Put

Cameron Cole 25’8″”/ Elise Watson 18′

Discus

Cameron Cole 72′ 4″PR/ Elise Watson 46’2″

100M

Kearah Kelly 14.62 PR

1600M

Kioney Alvira-Juardo 7:46.09/ Elise Watson 10:59.4

400M

Kearah Kelly 1:19.14 PR

800M

Aleyshka Rivera-Nieves 4:26.16/ Tatyanna Bean 4:11.64

200M

Kearah Kelly 32.00 PR

3200M

Aleyshka Rivera-Nieves 21:27.12/ Tatyanna Bean 24:55.96

4 X400

4×100

4×200

High Jump

Kioney Alvira-Juardo 4’4″ (2nd Place)

100 HH

Cameron Cole 21.3 PR (3rd Place)

300 IH

Kearah Kelly 1:10.45

Personal Records
6

Points
Kioney Alvira-Juardo

27

Cameron Cole

22

Elise Watson

0

Kearah Kelly

7

Tatyanna Bean

2

Aleyshka Rivera-Nieves

4

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incoming college softball player

newspaper
   
Kaylie Martindale to continue softball career at Pacific
University of Oregon

Kaylie Martindale will attend Pacific University, a private NCAA-Division
III school in Forest Grove, Oregon and will play for the Boxers as a
pitcher and outfielder.

She is deaf

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deaf trackster in college

Grant Mason

freshman

Lipscomb University (Tennessee; NCAA-I)

his profile:
EVENTS      Sprints
YEAR  Fr.
HT.   6-0
WT.   165
HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL) Bargersville, Ind. (Center Grove HS)

this season:

last meet of season – conference championship
In the 4x100m, Newman, Imes, freshman Grant Mason, and sophomore Ahmed
Amaar led the Bisons to a second place finish in 40.43 seconds.

Mason earned a pair of third-place finishes in the 100m (10.59 seconds)
and the 200m (21.27 seconds.

Freshman Grant Mason also had a strong day, picking up all conference
honors in the 100m, 200m and 4×100 relay

note:
do not know the extent of his deafness – deaf deaf or functions as hearing
or ASL or oralist?

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deaf pro in tennis

Lee Duck-hee

South Korea

Highest ranking No. 600 (17 July 2017)
Current ranking No. 913 (11 December 2017)

total career earnings – $223,544

obviously competition is getting tougher for him,
hence a slip in world rankings!

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deaf golfer at Univesity of Oklahoma

newspaper

OU golf: Sooners’ Rylee Reinertson prepared for regional, but has already
accomplished big

NORMAN — Rylee Reinertson might not be the biggest name among the
golfers in the NCAA’s Norman Regional this week at Jimmie Austin OU Golf
Club.

Reinertson might’ve become a golfer even without his hearing difficulties.
His brothers both played golf at Nebraska, and his father is a high school
golf and basketball coach.

He became one of the all-time scorers in Nebraska history, averaging 25.8
points, 8.1 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 4.8 steals per game as a senior.

But by the time Reinertson reached high school, it was apparent that golf
was his top sport.

Last season, he was a team captain on the Sooners’ national title team and
went 2-1 in the NCAA Championships’ match play.

This season has been a bit rougher for him.

He isn’t expected to be in the lineup for this week’s regional, instead
serving as an alternate for the top-seeded Sooners.

“The only thing I can control is just trying to be prepared the best I
can in case I do get the opportunity,” Reinertson said Sunday after his
practice round.

note:

typical for college seniors – some kind of jinx – they don’t do as well
during their senior seasons as compared to their earlier seasons!
 

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— competing against 25 free agents

— new hall of famer suggested in Riverside

— ESDAA track and field results

— college deaf softball player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf owner of race horses
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-tennis-player-at-australian-open/

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ESDAA Championships

at Maryland School for the Deaf, Frederick, Md.

Boys results

Team: 1, Maryland/Deaf 165; 2, St. Marys/Deaf 68; 3, Ohio/Deaf 62; 4,
American 57; 5, Marie Katzenbach School 53; T6, New York 28; T6, Rochester
28; 8, Rhode Island 19; 8, Cleary/Deaf 19; 10, Lexington 7.

Girls results

Team: 1, Maryland/Deaf 165; 2, Rochester 69; 3, St. Marys/Deaf 62; 4,
Lexington 36; 5, American 34; 6, Ohio/Deaf 31; 7, Marie Katzenbach School
27; 8, Rhode Island 20; T9, New York 7; T9, Cleary/Deaf 7.

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Maryland track

ESDAA Championships Results – MSD Track & Field (5/12)

Boys Final team scores (Division One)- ESDAA Championships (Top 2)
1- MSD   142 points
2- Ohio School for the Deaf 62 points

Girls Final team scores (Division One) – ESDAA Championships (Top 2)
1- MSD 165 points
2- Lexington School for the Deaf 36 points

Top 3 Finishers by MSD Boys
100 Meter: Brady Perry (1st) 11.38  Janos-Calvin Giuranna (2nd) 11.88
200 Meter: Brady Perry (1st) 22.55
400 Meter: Brady Perry (1st) 51.72
800 Meter: Miguel Pavao (1st) 2:15.17  Esteban Kovacs (2nd) 2:19.09
1600 Meter: Miguel Pavao (1st) 4:55.59
3200 Meter: Miguel Pavao (1st) 10:38.36
4x100M Relay: Brady Perry, Janos Calvin Giuranna, Maurice Braxton, Enow
Otto (1st) 44.83
4x200M Relay: Janos Calvin Giuranna, Maurice Braxton, Enow Otto, Miguel
Pavao (1st) 1:37.95
Shot Put: Amaree McKenstry (2nd) 38’6″
Discus: Gabriel Asante (2nd) 105’7″  Amaree McKenstry 105’6″
High Jump: Janos Calvin Giuranna (3rd) 5’2″
Long Jump: Enow Otto (2nd) 19’10.75″
Triple Jump: Enow Otto (1st) 39’7.5″

Top 3 Finishers by MSD Girls
100 Meter: Rajena Guettler (2nd) 13.36
200 Meter: Rajena Guettler (1st) 27.40  Cassidy Perry (3rd) 27.87
400 Meter: Rajena Guettler (1st) 61.77
800 Meter: Hanna Johnston-Shaw (2nd) 2:56.40
1600 Meter: Hanna Johnston-Shaw (2nd) 6:25.44
3200 Meter: Hanna Johnston-Shaw (1st) 14:22.77
100M Hurdles: Sierra Herzig-Wilcox (1st) 17.51  Alyssa Glennon (2nd) 18.53
300M Hurdles: Sierra Herzig-Wilcox (1st) 50.09  (NEW MEET RECORD)  Alyssa
Glennon (2nd) 53.68
4x100M Relay: Sierra Herzig-Wilcox, Milana Bielucke, Cassidy Perry, Rajena
Guettler (1st) 52.10
4x200M Relay: Milana Bielucke, Yireh Sanchez, Dana Brooks, Rose Shephard
(1st) 2:04.07
4x400M Relay: Yireh Sanchez, Dana Brooks, ROse Shephard, ChaRisa Reins
(1st) 5:19.56
Shot Put: Cassidy Perry (1st) 30’4″  Cara Bielucke (2nd) 28’5″
Discus: Estelina Kovacs (1st) 90’7″ Cassidy Perry (2nd) 90’4″
High Jump: Alyssa Glennon (1st) 4’6″
Triple Jump: Sierra Herzig-Wilcox (1st) 32’4.75″

ESDAA Championships Complete Results
https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/320948

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Riverside sports

newspaper as abbreviated

How will Riverside Hall’s class of 2019 look? Some suggestions

So who’s next?

Coach: Pete Lanzi, who ran the football program at the California School
for the Deaf, Riverside, from 1961-85. As I wrote when he passed away  in
1996, he used “equal doses of patience, good humor and caring to teach
deaf kids about football.” And boy, could he tell a story.

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St. Mary’s Boys Track Results/ESDAA Track and Field Championships

The Bison made their annual migration to Frederick, Maryland this past
weekend for the ESDAA Track and Field Championships.  This year’s
migration was even more special due to the fact that the ESDAA was
awarding a  Division II Championship Trophy.  The ESDAA had decide to 
award a Divison I, Division II and an Overall Championship.  The ESDAA is
making an emphasis on growth and participation in the Track and Field
Championships and hopes that with establishing these awards that more
schools will participate.  The Bisons had this award  in their sites and
were determined to be the ones to receive this recognition.  In true Bison
spirit, strength was demonstrated through numbers and each member of The
Herd did their best to make sure that our goal was achieved.  At the end
of the day after the dust settled, the Bisons finished in second place
overall and received the small school Division II Championship.  The Herd
set 8 Personal Records and proved through hard work, tenacity and team
work that goals can be achieved!

This concludes our 2018 track season.

Men – Team Rankings – 16 Events Scored
1) Maryland School for the Deaf 142
2) St. Mary’s School for the Deaf 68
3) Ohio School for the Deaf 62
4) American 57
5) Marie Katzenbach School 53
6) New York 28
6) Rochester 28
8) Rhode Island 19
8) Cleary School for the Deaf 19
10) Lexington 7

Date-  May 11th 12th, 2018
Score-  St. Mary’s…68 …ESDAA Division II Champions
Boys Track Results
Long Jump

Isa Habeeb…14’4″…Nick Barrus…18’0″

Triple Jump

Habeeb  32’6 ½ ” …Barrus 35′ 11″

Shot Put

Jonathan Allen…24’10″PR Ryan Brzezinski …41’2″ (1st Place)

Discus

Allen 73’7″PR…Brzezinski…104’3″PR

100M

Givon Blackwell…13.57…Jonathan Allen… 15.27PR

1600M

Kassim Kassim 6:44.61…Christian Lawrence …5:21.63PR

400M

Isa Habeeb…1:06.00PR…Blackwell..1:06.10PR

800M

Lawrence…2:35.99PR …Kassim Kassim…3:17.08

200M

Michael Norris… 30.38…Barrus…26.30

3200M

Lawrence…12:14.60…Kassim…15:24.37

4 X400

None

4×100

Kassim/Brzezinski/Allen/Abdi….1:01.44

4×200

Habeeb/Brzezinski/Abdi/Blackwell…2:08.89

High Jump

Norris…4’10″…Lawrence…5’0

110 HH

Barrus…18.87(1st Place)

300 IH

Norris…56.58….Blackwell…1:06.38

Personal Records
8

Points
Nick Barrus

25

Ryan Brzezinski

14.25

Christian Lawrence

12

Michael Norris

10

Isa Habeeb

6

Adnan Abdi

.25

Jonathan Allen

.25

Kassim Kassim

.25

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competing against 25 free agents

Unusually large crop of free agents opens Cardinals rookie mini-camp
Including defensive lineman Moubarak Djeri of the German Football League,
the Cardinals brought 25 NFL … Coleman, who lost most of his hearing at

would that lessen Derrick Coleman’s chances of making it?

Don’t know.

Coleman has experience; the free agent full backs don’t, but
Coleman is “expensive” while free agents come in real cheap.

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college deaf softball player

Dara Sanders

junior

softball

Lewis University (Illinois – NCAA-II)

her profile is:

2017  Highlights: Recipient of the Br. David Delahanty Award – given to
Lewis student-athletes for academic excellence – and named to Academic
All-GLVC Team…named to All-GLVC Second Team…notched a team-best 18
wins, tying her for eighth in school-history for a single season…struck
out 152 batters in 174.1 innings pitched…her 152 K’s are the
seventh-most in school-history for a single-season…named GLVC Pitcher of
the Week (March 13) after going 6-0 with six complete-game victories,
including four shutouts, striking out 55 batters in 39.2 innings and
allowing four earned runs for a 0.71 ERA…won her first 12
decisions…appeared in 33 games, including 22 starts…finished with a
record of 18-9 with 152 strikeouts in 174.1 innings pitched…had an ERA
of 2.17…struck out 10+ batters three times, highlighted by a 13
strikeout effort in a complete-game, five-hit shutout in 6-0 win over
Urbana (March 5)…also earned shutout victories over Cedarville (March
7), Felician (March 9), Northern State (March 11), Quincy (March 18) and
McKendree (April 8).

2016 Highlights: Appeared in 18 games, including 12 as a starting
pitcher…earned the complete-game victory and struck out six batters in
the 7-2 win over William Jewell (April 17)…went the distance and struck
out five batters in the 10-2 (6 inn.) win over Saint Joseph’s (March
26)…picked up the complete-game, five-hit victory while fanning six in
the 5-1 win over Quincy (March 20)…struck out 11 in her collegiate debut
– a 6-2 win over Findlay (Feb. 27)…recipient of the Br. David Delahanty
Award – given to Lewis student-athletes for academic excellence – and
named to Academic All-GLVC Team.

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Hits: 3, Illinois Springfield, Apr 09, 2017 ; at Quincy, Mar 18, 2017
Doubles: 2, at Quincy, Mar 18, 2017
Triples: 1, vs Northwood, 3/6/2017
Home runs: 1, Maryville, Mar 25, 2017
Total bases: 5, vs Northwood, 3/6/2017 ; at Quincy, Mar 18, 2017
RBI: 5, at Quincy, Mar 18, 2017
Runs scored: 2, vs Northwood, 3/6/2017
Walks: 1, vs Cedarville, Mar 07, 2017 ; at Truman, Mar 19, 2017
Hit by pitch: 1, at Rockhurst, Apr 23, 2017
Sac flies: 1, vs Northwood, 3/6/2017 ; at Truman, Mar 19, 2017
Sac bunts: 2, UW-Parkside, Apr 04, 2017
At bats: 5, Findlay, Feb 25, 2017
Innings pitched: 8.0, at William Jewell, Apr 24, 2017 ; at Truman, Mar 19,
2017
Walks allowed: 6, at Findlay, Feb 27, 2016
Batters faced: 34, Maryville, Mar 25, 2017
Field chances: 3, at Southern Indiana, Apr 15, 2017 ; at Grand Valley
State, Mar 28, 2017
Putouts: 2, vs Felician College, Mar 09, 2017 ; at Grand Valley State, Mar
28, 2017
Assists: 2, 5 times
Runners CS: 1, Rockhurst, Apr 16, 2016 ; at Ashland, Feb 24, 2017 ; vs St.
Cloud State, Mar 07, 2017

this season:
team’s #1 pitcher with a 15-10 record (team played 50 games)

ERA is 3.32 in 170.2 innings

when not pitching she plays infield, hit .226 (21 hits in 93 at bats;
not a team leader in slugging and in runs batted in)
 

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— Gallaudet April athletes of the month

— 2-time Deaflympics trackster to go for third Deaflympics

— collegiate men’s volleyball player

— deaf martial arts fighter

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf players in Canadian Football League (as revised; increased by one more player)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

(latest addition is at bottom of the list – he was a league-leading rusher as running back)

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-asl-or-baseball-asl/

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Gallaudet athletes

Neild and Hahn chosen as April Bison of the Month

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University Athletics Department has announced
the April Bison of the Month recipients -  Freshman Hannah Neild
(Litchfield, N.H.) of the softball team and junior sprinter Gunner Hahn
(Stevens Point, Wis.) of the men’s track and field team were selected
for their exceptional performances for the month of April.

Neild led the Gallaudet softball team during the month of April with a
.492 batting average as she went 30-for-61 at the plate. She was named the
NEAC Player of the Week two times in April. She had seven doubles, three
triples and two home runs. She drove in 17 runs and scored 20 times in 20
games. She tallied a .803 slugging percentage and .544 on base percentage.
Neild also stole five bases and was walked seven times. She helped GU to
win seven times in the month of April.

“I am really proud of Hannah and the season she had. Hannah winning this
award is an accomplishment for everyone on our team,” said Gallaudet
softball coach Justen Burns.”We have a lot of pride and a great work ethic
[as a team]. I’m just so proud of Hannah embracing her role head on and
working really hard this season.”

Hahn dominated the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles throughout April,
winning every 110-meter hurdle event in all four meets. His best record
for the 110-meter hurdles occured the weekend of April 6 and 7 in the
Battleground Relays with a time of 15.47 seconds. He ran a new season best
in the 400-meter hurdles on April 21 in Gallaudet University’s
Invitational with a time of 57.76 seconds.

“All year Gunner has shown extraordinary commitment and dedication towards
perfecting his technique in the hurdles. Gunner has had a very good
outdoor season, and I am happy to see him gain recognition for his
accomplishments,” said Gallaudet men’s and women’s track and field coach
Byron Moore.

2017-18 Gallaudet Bison of the Month
April: Hannah Neild (SB) and Gunner Hahn (MTRACK)
March: Jacklyn Zacarias (SB) and Kyle Gumm (BB)
February: Hannah Neild (WB) and Benjamin Sealts (MSWIM)
January: Emelia Beldon (WB) and Jonathan Tikhonoff (MSWIM)
December: Hannah Neild (WB) and Andy Cruz (MB)
November: Hannah Neild (WB) and Benjamin Sealts (MSWIM)
October: Brittany Mallach (WSOC) and Joell Dixon (FB)
September: Danielle Wheeler (WSOC) and Sean Huber (MSOC)

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GLOBE TROTTING OLYMPIAN TRAINS AT MT. HOOD

newspaper
 
Meet Janna Vander Meulen.

She later attended Rogers High School where she lettered in soccer,
basketball and track and field. After graduating, she moved down to
Monmouth to attend Western Oregon University and continue her track
career. During her time their, she set some astonishing records including
the women’s indoor collegiate record for the 60-meter hurdles: a time of
9.06 at the GNAC Indoor Championships,  held at Nampa, Idaho, in February
2012.

Yet, Janna’s most recognized success came after college.

She believed her track career was done after graduating, but destiny had
different plans for her: In 2012 she became a member of the United States
of America Deaf Track and Field team (USADTF).

Janna participated in the 2013 Deaflympics in Sofia, Bulgaria, where she
earned two silver medals: one in the 100-meter hurdles and the other in
the 4×100-meter relay. She also earned a bronze in the 400-meter hurdles.
And yet, her second-place finish in the 100m hurdles was one she doesn’t
forget, being only .006 seconds away from the leader.

“It was a race I knew I could have won,” she says now.

Coming to Mt. Hood

After experiencing success at the world stage, Janna was hungry for more.
She was determined to be at the 2017 Deaflympics to win the 100m hurdles.

Janna admits to being a bit nervous meeting coach Fantroy, as she knew nothing
of him, and had no idea her first practice with him was more of a tryout
than anything else. That said, she passed the test and began training with
him in August 2015.

Fantroy has coached for over 35 years, in both high school and college, in
a variety of events. From mentoring state champions to state record
holders, he is no stranger to the sport. But this was a new challenge for
him, he said.

“My first thought was, I don’t know no sign language,” he said,
laughing over what his first thought of coaching Janna. “It was a
challenge, but I always tell my athletes, ‘Hey, let’s go ahead and
challenge ourselves, always challenge yourself,’ so it was a new
challenge for me and I said, hey, let’s see what she’s bringing to the
table.”

Switching coaches was new for Janna. She noticed that her old coach and
Fantroy had very different coaching styles. The former stressed experiment
and feedback; the latter, laser-sharp focus on hurdling technique.

“Their ways are completely different. He’s (Fantroy) more like
‘trail, trail, trail, tactical, tactical, tactical,’ while my old
coach was more like ‘run through, give me feedback, and then run though,
run through,’ ” she explained.

“Fernando helps me work one part at a time, so he basically broke me
down and built me back up. So, I really enjoy working with him and I learn
a lot.”

Fantroy discussed how he felt coaching Janna with her strong ambition of
going to the 2017 Deaflympics and winning gold.

“But it was no different because I know how to get an athlete hurdler or
any athlete to that next level. My goal was to get her that gold medal. I
teamed up with her strength coach where she totaled 20 hours (per week) in
between me and her strength coach, which I recommended to her, besides her
40-hour weeks she works at Nike.”

All that hard work and countless hours of training with Fantroy paid off.

In 2017, Janna headed to Samsun, Turkey, for the 2017 Deaflympics and
finally won that gold medal in the 100-meter hurdlers that she so much
dreamed of. She also earned a bronze medal in the 400m hurdles. She
currently holds the deaf American women’s records for the 100m hurdle,
400m hurdle, and 4x100m relay.

The results made her so happy and proud, she said. That feeling of finally
winning a gold medal after all the hard work she put in and beating that
girl who won the 2013 100m hurdle race was awesome, though she was
slightly unsatisfied with her time.

But Janna isn’t done yet. Her eyes are now on the 2021 Deaflympics,
where she is determined to break the Deaf world record for the 100m
hurdles of 14.21 seconds, and rightfully make history at the world stage.
Her current time is 14.29, just .08 seconds away from that time. Her dream
now is to crush that and get under 14;  even a 13.99 would be enough for
her.

Her next international meet will be in Japan, a friendly meet for Deaf
athletes this Memorial Day weekend where she plans to make a statement for
2021 goal.

Meantime, Janna will continue training with Coach Fantroy here at Mt.
Hood’s track, twice a week, which is  how she’s been doing it since
2015. She noted that she loves the environment at Mt. Hood and finds the
track and field athletes here very supportive.

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collegiate men’s volleyball player

Hunter Taylor

senior

men’s volleyall

Eastern Mennonite University (Virginia)

his profile is:

Kills: 7 (2x)
Attempts: 17 vs. Coker (1/16/2016)
Service Aces: 4 vs. Lancaster Bible (1/20/2016)
Assists: 1 vs. Lancaster Bible (1/20/2016)
Digs: 5 vs. Lancaster Bible (1/20/2016)
Block Solos: n/a
Block Assists: 2 vs. Lancaster Bible (1/20/2016)
Total Blocks: 2 vs. Lancaster Bible (1/20/2016)

2016: Hunter played in 9 matches averaging 1.50 kill per set. He
accumulated 24 kills, 10 digs, and 4 total blocks.

2014: Hunter played in 11 matches as a middle, averaging 1.08 kills per
set with a .304 attack percentage.  He also averaged .058 blocks.

this 2018 spring season:

team played 34 matches, but Hunter only played two matches

only played 3 sets

his stats is minimal

either he was injured all season or the coach chose not to use him at all?

he was with USA men’s volleyball team at the past Deaflympics

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deaf martial arts fighter

Tracy Willis

mixed martial arts fighter

Oklahoma

per web site, his overall record is 11 wins, 21 losses

his last posted fight was a loss in April 2017

is he still active or has he retired?

Do not know
 

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