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Jun
21

2018/06/21

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DeafDigest Sports – June 21, 2018

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Armenia deaf wrestling

— Arkansas football

— Gallaudet swimming

— a reason to quit umpiring

— a confused deaf tennis player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— death of deaf fastpitch softball
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/armenian-deaf-wrestler/

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2018 football schedule – updated

two schools remain that have not yet turned in their
schedules

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope two remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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Gallaudet swimming

Gallaudet men’s and women’s swimming and diving 2018-19 schedule released

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s and women’s swimming and
diving program released its 2018-19 schedule today as announced by
seventh-year head coach Larry Curran.

The Bison begin the 2018-19 campaign on the road at Frostburg State
University on Saturday, Oct. 13, before returning home to host Bridgewater
(Va.) and Hollins on Oct. 20.

Gallaudet begins November on the road in Cazenovia, N.Y., to compete in
the Cazenovia Invitational (Nov. 3). The Bison return home to begin a
five-meet homestand. GU will play host to Elizabethtown (Nov. 9), Wells
College (Nov. 10) and Cedar Crest College (Nov. 10), Marymount (Va.)
University (Nov. 16), SUNY Cobleskill (Nov. 17) and Goucher College (Dec.
1).

The Bison will close out the first semester at the Cedar Crest
Invitational on Dec. 8-9 in Allentown, Pa.

Gallaudet returns from winter break to host Penn St.-Altoona on Friday,
Jan. 18, 2019, in Field House pool. The next day the swimming program will
celebrate Senior Day as it hosts Stevenson University at 1 p.m. GU women’s
team will conclude the regular season with a home meet with Sweet Briar
the following Saturday (Jan. 26).

Gallaudet will then train and prepare for the 2019 NEAC swimming and
diving championships being held on Feb. 15-17 in Cazenovia, N.Y. The Bison
men’s team placed third and the women’s team finished fourth overall at
last year’s conference championships.

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Arkansas football

Shaq’Ke Robinson will be playing in the Arkansas state all-star
football game this Saturday at the University of Central Arkansas at
6:00pm. 

He was selected as DeafDigest Sports 11-man Defensive Football Player
of the Year.

Arkansas cancelled its 8-man season; Shaq’Ke Robinson wanted to
continue playing football and so, joined a nearby hearing
high school 11-man football team and becamse a dominant force
on the defensive line.

He will walk on the Henderson State University football
team. It is a NCAA-II program.

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deaf wrestling

short newspaper story

Armenia team has earned a bronze medal in the 5th World Deaf Greco-Roman
Wrestling Championship in Vladimir, Russia.

Sargis Sargsyan (60kg) was the one to bring a medal to the 6-men team
Armenia sent to the tournament.

It is one more medal for Sargsyan, who also took bronze in the
Games in 2017.

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random deafsports thoughts

a reason to quit umpiring

there was a newspaper story today -

Watch parents turn a girls’ softball game into a cleat-throwing brawl
“I just think it wasn’t very appropriate,” a resident of Kingsport,
Tenn., said after both 12-and-under teams had been banned.

it reminds DeafDigest Sports of a deaf umpire in baseball.
He quit umpiring because he was assaulted in a game -

and it was just a Little League game when immature adults got too
involved in a sport for kids!

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a confused deaf tennis player

A deaf tennis player plays tennis with his friends once
a week.

The format they play is round-robin.

The confused deaf tennis player never heard of the
word “round-robin” and thought it meant “round games”

He was confused because he is not a sports fan and just
liked to play tennis!
 

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Jun
20

2018/06/20

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DeafDigest Sports – June 20, 2018

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— junior college golfer

— college deaf basketball player

— deaf barrel racer

— Gallaudet cross country

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Akron role in Deaf Sports history
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/picture-illinois-football-legend/

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2018 football schedule – updated

one school turned in its schedule yesterday; two
schools remain that have not yet turned in their
schedules

the list remains the same as is

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope two remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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Gallaudet cross country

Gallaudet men’s and women’s cross country 2018 schedules released

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s and women’s cross country
program has officially released its 2018 fall schedule as announced by
head coach Byron Moore.

The Bison will begin the season in Cockeysville, Md., on Aug. 31, at
Oregon Ridge Park as they run in the Towson Invitational. GU will then
travel to Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, Pa., to get the team’s
first look at the 2018 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) cross
country championship course on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Gallaudet will run at the Hornet Harrier hosted by Shenandoah University
on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Kernstown Battlefield. The following week
the Bison will run at the Don Cathcart Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 29,
hosted by Salisbury University.

The month of October finds the Bison making the short trip to Towson, Md.,
to run at the Goucher Classic hosted by Goucher College on Oct. 6. GU will
then make the short trip up to Utica Park in Frederick, Md., on Saturday,
Oct. 13, to run in the Hood College Open.

The Bison will receive a week off before the 2018 NEAC cross country
championship on Saturday, Oct. 27, in Lancaster, Pa.

If any Bison runners qualify for the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional
Championship that will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, in Center Valley,
Pa., hosted by DeSales University.

There are no home meets for the Bison in 2018.

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junior college golfer

newspaper story

Chandler-Gilbert golfer Taryn Simmons overcomes hearing impairment

 
Chandler-Gilbert Community College golfer Taryn Simmons was a two sports
athlete at Queen Creek High School, playing softball and golf.
 
She is now committed to playing golf full time.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College golfer Taryn Simmons was a two-sport
athlete at Queen Creek High School, playing softball and golf. She is now
committed to playing golf full time.

She is committed to her craft.

“Work four times a week and weekends too,” said Simmons.

“She has a high, high ceiling and she is just scratching the surface of
how good she can be,” said Chandler-Gilbert golf coach Mark Underwood.

Simmons has a quiet, shy demeanor. When she was 15 months, her parents
discovered she had a hearing impairment.

“When I was two, I got the hearing aid and my first language was sign
language and when I was three, they put me in talking school,” said
Simmons.

By the time she was 8, she lost all the hearing in her right ear and has
10 percent hearing in her left ear with the help of a hearing aid.

Simmons tried a cochlear implant but it didn’t work.

“So when people talk to me on that side, I have no idea what they’re
saying, so I have to shift over to the left side to hear them, ” said
Simmons.

Hitting a golf ball is easy compared to the hardships of being a student
with a hearing problem.

“When I meet with teachers and stuff and talk and look at the board, I
have no idea what they’re saying. So I have to raise my hand and say turn
around so I can read her lips,” said Simmons.

A skill she’s perfected.

“Even if you’re far away on a football field. I can read your lips from
far away,” said Simmons.

Not one to play the sympathy card, Simmons always finds a way and it’s
no different on the golf course.

“It doesn’t affect me at all, if there are any sounds I just go,” said
Simmons

Some would consider Simmons’ hearing loss a disadvantage but having dealt
with it her whole life, she doesn’t see it like that.

“It’s a gift to me because it’s who I am, this is me being deaf and
playing golf and I love it,” said Simmons.

Simmons still battles awkward social interactions because of her hearing,
it’s part of her life.

On the course, her biggest hurdle is to unleash the competitive lion
inside her because the skill is there.

She is locked in and dedicated to being a great player.

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random deafsports thoughts

From time to time we see deaf golfers play college golf.

Some golf great. Some don’t golf that great.

Yet, do we see any of them compete in Deaf Golf tournaments?

Only one did – Kevin Hall; he won easily in the only deaf golf
tournament he took part. Never again would he take part.

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college deaf basketball player

Jason Boateng

men’s basketball

Indiana Tech (NAIA-II)

his profile is:
2016-17: Did not appear in any games as a freshman and redshirted

2017-18 season:
played 22 games

7.0 minutes per game

1.3 points per game

1.2 rebounds per game

he has not scored more than 10 points in any one game

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deaf barrel racer

Jaydyn Phillips Deaf Barrel Racer Interview

she was interviewed last year

there was no sign language on the video

not sure if an interpreter was behind the camera
or if she just does not sign at all
 

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Jun
19

2018/06/19

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DeafDigest Sports – June 19, 2018

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

— 2018 deaf vs deaf football schedule; two schools remain

— random deafsports thoughts

— Indiana’s football schedule

— semi-pro soccer teams want to serve the community

— Gallaudet wins a national honor

— college deaf volleyball player

— pro wrestling tweet

Deaf Sports Collections update
— race track finish-line photographer
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-football-player-becomes-police-officer/

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2018 football schedule – updated

one school turned in its schedule yesterday; two
schools remain that have not yet turned in their
schedules

the list remains the same as is

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope two remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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Gallaudet wins a national honor

part of press release

Gallaudet University Athletic Social Media ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division
III for a fourth straight year

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University Athletic Social Media platforms,
operated by the Sports Information Office, finished the 2017-18 school
year ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division III out of 439 schools, for a fourth
consecutive year, according to www.d3socialmedia.com.

The Bison lead the country with a Social Media Index rating of 23.6691 as
of June 3. GU is 10.7015 percentage points ahead of University of Mount
Union (12.9676), who is in second place. No other school is in double
digits or leads by more than two percentage points. GU has quadrupled its
index lead over Mount Union in three years, from 2.7 to 10.7 percentage
points. The index is calculated based on total likes/followers per
University enrollment. Penalties are applied for not having all three
accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and not having the same username
on all accounts. All of Gallaudet’s accounts can be found
@GallaudetBison and the official hashtag is #GUBison.

Gallaudet is No. 1 in Instagram with 8,720 followers and No. 2 in Facebook
with 10,599 likes. The Bison twitter account checks in at No. 38 (4,597
followers). GU has held the top spot in the Social Media Index and
Instagram rankings for the entire school year. The Bison rankings in
Index, Instagram and Facebook are unchanged from last year. GU added 1,131
followers on Instagram, 1,089 Facebook likes and 499 Twitter followers
since the end of May 2017.

The @GallaudetBison social media platforms currently have 23,916
likes/followers, an increase of 12.82 percent from last year (+2,719
likes/followers).

note:

Gallaudet is the only deaf university with a full range of
varsity athletics.

It also is considered a national university with student body
and alumni and fans from 50 states plus District of Columbia.
Other NCAA-III opponents are “local” and “regional” but not
national.

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Indiana football schedule

a local Indianapolis newspaper posted the schedule
today

INDIANA DEAF
Coach: Garrett Wooten

Aug. 17 – Traders Point Christian
Aug. 24 – at Trinity Lutheran
Aug. 31 – Howe
Sept. 7 – Tindley
Sept. 14 – Anderson Prep
Sept. 22 – at Alabama Deaf, 2 p.m.
Sept. 28 – Dugger Union
Oct. 5 – at Southside HomeSchool
Oct 13 – Model Deaf (D.C.)

note:
after October 13th, the season continues
with sectionals playoffs. In Indiana, all
high schools compete in sectionals regardless
of their won/lost records.

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semi pro soccer teams want to serve the community

Do pro teams serve the community? Almost all do, in
some ways. Normally semi pro teams don’t.

Part of newspaper story is this:

Sharing Bao’s passion, around 50 keen footballers were drawn to form a
team. While Tacheng United is yet to win any accolades in their five-year
history, they are well-known in the town for their charity work. They play
the beautiful game, but they also want to make their community beautiful.

They help create playing fields for local students and organize exhibition
games for disabled children. Notably, in an exhibition game this month,
some hearing-impaired children used sign language to cheer for them.

“Serving the community is always important to the team,” Bao said.

note:
This semi pro team is in China, which is hardly a soccer power!

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random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports editor admires the way pro soccer is
operated in Great Britain. Top flight pro teams sponsor
their own deaf teams.

Let us take Manchester United as an example. A description,
as found on a web site, says:

Deaf World: Manchester United’s Deaf football team. You can
find out all about Manchester United’s Deaf football team!
The team, which accesses the coaching through a sign language
interpreter, was set up as part of the Manchester United Foundation.

Let us take USA as an example. In the NBA do we see champions
Golden State Warriors sponsoring their own Golden State
Deaf Warriors? No way! But why not?

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college deaf volleyball player

Abby Garrity

rising senior

Idaho State University (NCAA-I)

volleyball

her profile is at:
(2016) Saw action in all 31 matches with 31 starts…recorded double-digit
kills in 25 matches to lead the team with a season-high 20 coming against
Butler on Aug. 27…hit over .300 four times on the season with a
season-high .464 coming at Montana State as she posted 14 kills off 28
attempts with just one error…finished the season with 14
double-doubles…posted double-digit digs in 15 matches with a season-high
23 coming against Northern Arizona on Nov. 5…led all sophomores in the
Big Sky for the season in kills per set at 3.22…finished with four solo
blocks and 43 block assists for 47 total blocks…recorded 10 service aces
on the year.

Utah Valley (2015): Saw action in 28 matches with 25 starts…led the
teams in kills per set with 2.86 and ranked second in digs at
2.03…recorded double-digit kills in 15 matches with double-digit digs in
seven…recorded a season-high 22 kills at CSU Bakersfield on Oct.
31…collected a season-high 17 digs vs. Milwaukee on Sept. 4…recorded a
season-high .600 hitting percentage on 13 kills off 20 attempts with just
one error against Seattle on Oct. 10…named the WAC Freshman of the Year.

this past season, 2017:
Idaho State: (2017) Appeared and started in all 30 matches for the
season… recorded 384 kills, 257 digs, 40 blocks and 15 aces… led the
team in total kills and kills per set with 3.43 for the season… recorded
double-digit kills in 20 matches, including five matches with at least
20… hit over .300 eight times on the season with a career high .579
coming against Middle Tennessee State on Sep. 1… had a career high 14
digs vs. Montana State and again vs. Eastern Washington… named to the
Bruiser Showcase All-Tournament team… earned second team All-Big Sky
honors.

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pro wrestling tweet

American Pro Wrestling Alliance

Next announcement, two all deaf wrestlers collide as Scott Dotson
challenges the Silencer!!!!

it took place on May 12, 2018 in Clarksburg, WV at the Nathan
Goff Armory
 

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Jun
18

2018/06/18

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DeafDigest Sports – June 18, 2018

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— deaf wrestlers from Iran, 2nd story

— a deaf woman in Women’s Premier Soccer League

— college deaf soccer player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— national high school javelin champion was deaf
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.net/iranian-national-deaf-wrestling-team/

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2018 football schedule – updated

three schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

one new game (a first time between both deaf schools) have
been added to the list

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope three remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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Iran crowned champion at World Deaf Freestyle Wrestling C’ships

TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) – Gaining 5 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals and
a total point of 193, Iran was crowned champion at the 5th World Deaf
Senior Freestyle Wrestling Championships held in Vladimir, Russia.

Mohammad Siavoshi (57kg), Hossein Nouri (70kg), Hossein Darikvand (74kg),
Mohsen Manouchehri (86kg) and Mohammad-Rasoul Qamarpour (92kg) each
snatched a gold medal at the competitions while Keivan Rostamabadi (61kg)
won the only silver medal for Iran.

Also, Saied Younesi (79kg) and Akbar Saberi (97kg) were the Bronze-winners
of the Iranian squad.

Turkey also gained 193 points but thanks to Iran’s 5 gold medals
compared to Turkey’s 4 gold, Iran ranked first and Turkey stood second.
The host Russia finished third with 180 points.

The tournament started in both Greco-Roman and Freestyle on June 11 and
will end on June 19. The competitions are in both junior and senior
levels.

On June 15, Iranian deaf Greco Roman wrestlers took the third place in the
competitions by winning four silver and three bronze medals.

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Emily Cressy

pro women’s soccer

SoCAL.FC team in the Coastal Division of the Women’s Premier Soccer League

her team has played 5 games; going 2-1-2

on Emily’s tweet she said she scored a goal in her team’s game over
this past weekend

not sure if she is the only deaf player in the league.

That league has many, many teams split into 18 divisions, too
sprawling and too spread out to be able to keep up with the
players

she played college soccer for University of Kansas; she is a
resident of California.

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college deaf soccer player

Sean Stoeppel

rising sophomore

men’s soccer

Endicott College (MA- NCAA-III)

2017 season:
only played five gams, starting once

attempted only two shots, one on goal

do not know why he only played five games
if he was good enough to start one game

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randon deafsports thoughts

A recruited mainstreamed athlete said:

I fell in love with my college the first time I drove through campus.  I
chose that college because of its great reputation, outstanding Athletic
program, and high caliber teams.  I was excited about my new Coach’s
vision for the team and am looking forward to joining the college
athletic Family.

result:
he sat on the bench all season, playing very little
 

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Jun
17

2018/06/17

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DeafDigest Sports – June 17, 2018

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— deaf wrestlers from Iran

— a cellphone

— rising sophomore in college soccer

— signing a contract with Miami Marlins

— British soccer tweet

Deaf Sports Collections update
— playing baseball on a softball field
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-wrestlers-on-mat/

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2018 football schedule – updated

three schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

one new game (a first time between both deaf schools) have
been added to the list

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope three remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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Iran wrestlers

short press release

6 Iranians await gold at Deaf Freestyle Wrestling C’ships

TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) – Six Iranian wrestlers have won the ticket to the
final matches of the 5th World Deaf Senior Freestyle Wrestling
Championships held in Vladimir, Russia.

Mohammad Siavoshi (57kg), Keivan Rostamabadi (61kg), Hossein Nouri (70kg),
Hossein Darikvand (74kg), Mohsen Manouchehri (86kg) and Mohammad-Rasoul
Qamarpour (92kg) have reached the final and will compete for the gold
medal in the coming hours.

This is while Saied Younesi (79kg) and Akbar Saberi (97kg) will contest
for bronze medal.

The competition have started in both Greco-Roman and Freestyle from June
11 and will end on June 19.

Earlier, Iranian deaf Greco Roman wrestlers took the third place in the
competitions by winning four silver and three bronze medals, IRNA reported
on June 15

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random deafsports thoughts

is deaf wrestling a dead sport in USA?

Hope not. USA is not participating in the World Deaf
Wrestling championships.

Few deaf schools field wrestling teams. The number was
higher years ago.

Wrestling was a major Gallaudet sport during the Golden
Era fifties. Not a sport any more at Gallaudet.

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A CELLPHONE AT A DEAF BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
   We, the deaf use text pagers; hearing people use
voice cell phones.
   At one deaf schools basketball tournament, one of the
players from a residential school for the deaf was using
his cell phone. He was not using it to send text messages;
he was using it to communicate by voice.
   People at the tournament were surprised. That player
was hard of hearing and was able to hear the voice on
the cell phone.
   Guess not every cell phone user is a hearing
person!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/cell-phone-surprise/

note:

This story was a past DeafDigest edition, for your
fun reading in today’s DeafDigest Sports. The cellphone
user was a member of the New York 47 School for the Deaf
basketball team. A coach at New York State School for
the Deaf (Rome) saw it and was shocked and told DeafDigest
Sports editor about it. Obviously the cellphone user
was hard of hearing.

The 47 School played in ESDAA for several years before
dropping out.

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rising sophomore in college soccer

Eddie Perry

men’s soccer

DePaul University (IL – NCAA-I)

his profile was this:
2017 (Freshman): Did not compete on the field.

big question:
will he finally make his collegiate debut or will he continue
to sit on the bench?

DePaul announced eight new freshmen recruits.

Is this bad news for him?

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signing a contract with Miami Marlins

Cason Sherrod (7th round) was announced as one of the
16 Marlins draftees to sign a contract.

Signed players already are reporting to Jupiter,
Fla., to begin their professional careers.

we will see where the Marlins will place him.
High school draftees tend to play in a rookie
league

College draftees tend to play with a short-season
team.

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British soccer tweet

England Deaf Men’s Football Team successfully qualified to European
Championship 2019 in Crete after Turkey defeated Czech Republic with the
result of 1-0 yesterday!

England Deaf Men’s clinched a victory against Czech Republic with the result of 4-1!

 

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Jun
16

2018/06/16

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DeafDigest Sports – June 16, 2018

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— major league baseball draft; Gallaudet’s opponent

— college woman soccer player

— elite men’s fastpitch softball player

— catcher really deaf or not deaf

— summertime reading

— Canada women’s deaf volleyball team

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

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/ohio-baseball-team/

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2018 football schedule – updated

three schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

one new game (a first time between both deaf schools) have
been added to the list

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope three remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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Major League baseball draft

Washington Nationals drafted pitcher Colin Morse in the
26th round. He was a pitcher with Shenandoah University
baseball team.

Shenandoah is one of the nation’s best NCAA-III baseball
teams.

Gallaudet played against Shenandoah in recent seasons
(2018, 2017, 2016).

Did Colin Morse pitch against Gallaudet.

No.

Either it means he was not in turn, as part of the
rotation, to pitch against Gallaudet or the
coach decided not to use him against Gallaudet.

It means one thing – that NCAA-III, where Gallaudet
plays in, is where baseball scouts look very hard
for good players that could possibly, some day,
play in the majors!

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Gracie Fitzgerald

rising sophomore

Centre College (Kentucky, NCAA-III)

women’s soccer

her profile:
AWARDS & HONORS

– 2017 All-SAA Honorable Mention

– SAA Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 25, 2017)

2017
Starting defender as a freshman, playing in all 21 matches … Scored
first collegiate goal against Wilmington (Sept. 17) … Contributed one
assist at Berry (Sept. 30) … Member of a defense that led the conference
and ranked 28th nationally in goals-against average.

2017 stats:

started 20 of 21 games that she played

scored 2 goals and assisted on one goal

attempted 7 shots with 3 on goal

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elite men’s fastpitch softball team

Maclaine Lowe, who is deaf, is listed as one of the
elite men’s softball players in Australia.

He is on the list of elite softball players
from Southern Australia

right now it is off season for him since weather in
Australia is opposite of ours – it is almost summer
right here in USA while it is cold weather right now
in Australia.

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catcher really deaf or not deaf

there was a story in a small town newspaper
about John Keene, a freshman catcher with the
Old Dominion (VA) University baseball team.

It says:
As a young child, John battled hearing loss until the age of five

“I’m not completely sure how my life was while I was deaf,” John
said. “I remember having a lot surgeries and the process of trying to
get my hearing back, but I don’t really remember what it was like to be
deaf. The process included countless surgeries and at times I would sit in
a room with headphones and try to listen for beeping or high-pitched
noises.”

note:
his explanation is vague. Was he referring to the CI as the operation,
or something else that made him hearing?

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summertime reading

there is a book:
Dad, Jackie, and Me

it is about a hearing son, deaf father and Jackie Robinson
during the 1947 baseball season with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

The book is described as follows:
Dad, Jackie, and Me is a story about a boy and his dad, who is deaf.
It’s not a story about deafness. It’s a story that simply accepts
deafness and includes a deaf character in an ordinary story about a dad
and a boy doing an ordinary thing: sharing their love for a favorite
baseball player

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Canada deaf women’s volleyball team

part of newspaper story

Local Resident Competes In France With Canada’s Deaf Volleyball Team

Paige McDonald, a resident from Roseisle, competed with Team Canada’s Deaf
Women’s Volleyball Team in Montepellier, France last month. It was the
80th Celebration of the Deaf Sports International Competition.

McDonald was the only Manitoban on the team with teammates from across
Canada, including B.C. and Nova Scotia.

The team went undefeated, playing four, best of two games before claiming
victory in the gold medal game

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random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports knew, for weeks about Canadian women’s
participation in the deaf volleyball tournament in France.

There were quite a few stories about Canada being in that
tournament – but not a single word on who the other deaf
teams were and the tournament scores, nor until just now,
the name of the tournament.

When newspaper stories lack specific details, then it can
be frustrating!
 

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DeafDigest Sports – June 15, 2018

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement
(last day is today)

— random deafsports thoughts

— bad for deaf color-blind soccer fans

— a deaf rodeo steer wrestler

— deaf member of college women’s rowing team

— bending the rules in British deaf soccer

Deaf Sports Collections update
— 3 magical seasons for these deaf wrestlers
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-girl-against-women-in-rough-sport/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

Last day is today to apply

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

This is the last day of this posting

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2018 football schedule – updated

three schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

one new game (a first time between both deaf schools) have
been added to the list

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope three remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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watching World Cup Russia vs Saudi Arabia, nightmare
for deaf color-blind fans

There have been complaints that color-blind fans,
both deaf and hearing, could not follow the
action in the Russia vs Saudi Arabia World
Cup soccer match.

The Russian team wore red jerseys; the Saudia Arabian
team wore green jerseys. It was impossible for
these color-blind fans to follow which team
had the ball. Hopefully these deaf fans could
watch the sign language videos to follow the
game action!

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deaf steer wrestler in rodeo

Clint Thomas is still competing professionally
in rodeo. He comes from Georgia which is not
exactly a hotbed of rodeo.

According to the latest rodeo event at
Blythewood, South Carolina earlier this
month in steer wrestling:

Steer Wrestling: Justin Thigpen 4.7 $486.45;
Clint Thomas 4.8 $341.55; Cord Spradley 4.9
$207.00

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deaf member of college women’s rowing team

Kelin McCloskey

junior

Washington College (Maryland – NCAA-III)

women’s rowing team

her profile:
2016-17: Stroked the second varsity eight, which competed at NCAA Division
III Championships and won at MARC Championships.

2015-16: Was in the seven seat of the Shorewomen’s second varsity eight
which won at the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference Championships and competed
at the NCAA Division III Championships.

this season:
2017-18: Was in the four seat of the MARC Championship-winning first
varsity eight, which also competed at NCAA Division III Championship and
Dad Vail and won at Kerr Cup.

note:
judging by her performances, she was promoted from second varsity
to first varsity for this season. Obviously she is a valued
member, ready to compete in the 2018-19 season, her final season.

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bending the rules in British deaf soccer

it is a rule everywhere that participants in Deaflympics,
World Championships and international contests that they
cannot wear hearing aids or CI’s.

In Great Britain, the deaf can wear hearing aids or
CI’s during Disability Cup competitions!

Not sure exactly what is this supposed to mean – Disability
Cup – too broad a definition.

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random deafsports thoughts

Thinking about Clint Thomas, a long time rodeo
pro from Georgia, who is deaf and a graduate
of Georgia School for the Deaf, was there
such a thing as national Deaf Rodeo competition?

There was – at one time – consisting of deaf
rodeo contestants from southwestern states.

It was just one time only, much to the disappointent
of these deaf participants.

Reason?

Insurance is costly and no one could afford it.

Injuries in rodeo, especially for these amateur
participants, is too common.
 

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DeafDigest Sports – June 14, 2018

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

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement
(last day is tomorrow)

— random deafsports thoughts

— world class cyclist

— baseball at Georgia School for the Deaf

— college deaf basketball player

— Derrick Coleman update

— baseball sign language with deaf and hearing fans

Deaf Sports Collections update
— high school long jumper, #1 in the nation
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/young-champion-cyclist/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

Last day to apply is tomorrow

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

This posting will continue through tomorrow

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2018 football schedule – updated

three schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

one new game (a first time between both deaf schools) have
been added to the list

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope three remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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baseball at Georgia School for the Deaf

Did Georgia School for the Deaf have a baseball
team?

DeafDigest Sports editor is not aware of Georgia’s
baseball history, if any. Possibly, if baseball
was played it must have been way back in the 1930′s
or even 1940′s.

Anyway here is a newspaper story, written by a hearing person:

Because Father’s Day is Sunday, I’d like to share some stories about
my daddy, like the time he coached a baseball game at the Georgia School
for the Deaf.

Daddy coached the baseball team at Celanese. One afternoon they had a game
at the Georgia School for the Deaf in Cave Spring. The deaf baseball
players were not playing by the rules. Daddy correctly assumed that the
boys could read lips.

He went over to the pitcher, stood right in front of him and calmly said,
“And you have to play by the rules just like our team does.”

“And,” he continued, “you cannot disobey the rules just because
you are deaf. Okay?” The game continued with everyone abiding
by the rules.

note:
that story is probably an exaggeration because not every deaf person is an
expert lipreader.

And also, baseball (and softball) are played with strict rules -
3 outs, 4 balls is a walk; 3 strikes is an out. If rules are broken,
there are umpires that are the law on the field!

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elite deaf cyclist

Elis Topchaniuk, from Ukraine, is a world-level women’s cyclist.

She won two first places in the fourth European Championship Mountainbike
in Belgium

She  had been ranked tops in both the cross-country eliminator (XCE) race,
a challenge in which four racers compete in head-to-head elimination, and
the cross-country race section.

She had hoped to take home another first in the marathon section, and was
leading the pack of cyclists at the start of the race. But a bicyclist
from behind bumped into Topchaniuk, she said, causing her to fall and her
bike chain to come off. By the time she was back on her bike, she was only
able to take third.

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college deaf basketball player with Deaflympics

part of newspaper story

Matt Edwards is partially deaf in both ears. However, he was able to play
basketball at Forsyth Country Day before graduating in June and parlayed
that into a scholarship at Catawba.

But Edwards was just given a chance to play basketball for the United
States national deaf team next summer in the Deaflympics. The Deaflympics
will be comprised of 12 teams from around the world and are scheduled for
Samsun, Turkey, July 18-30 of next year. However, because of the unrest in
Turkey, it might be moved to Russia or some other country.

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random deafsports thoughts

something of fun baseball stats, regarding major league
home runs.

Not too many deaf baseball players had long major league
careers but two of them did – Dummy Hoy and Curtis Pride.

Hoy hit 40 career homers in 1,797 major league games

Pride hit 20 career homers in 421 major league games

Hoy played in a dead ball era; how many of his homers
were over the fences and how many were inside the park?

Pride played in the modern era; DeafDigest Sports
assumes all of his homers were over the fences.

Dick Sipek hit one homer but it was during a
pre-season game as he hit no homers in 82 games
(just one season)

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Derrick Coleman update

Cardinals’ Derrick Coleman embraces role with new team

(a posting)

As the first legally-deaf NFL offensive player, Coleman has cut out a nice
career as a fullback and in special teams for the Seattle Seahawks and
Atlanta Falcons.

The Cardinals are re-introducing the fullback position to their offense
under first-year head coach Steve Wilks and offensive coordinator Mike
McCoy.

Coleman won a Super Bowl during his time with the Seahawks, and has had
success in special teams and in run-blocking.

The Cardinals expect him to fill in these roles.

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baseball sign language with deaf and hearing fans

from a tweet:
There’s a friend who is deaf. I don’t know sign language but that hasn’t
stopped us from talking about the Astros. Through a series of baseball
related hand gestures and arm moments we have developed a way to have
conversations about the previous nights game.

note:
this hearing friend is correct. All hearing baseball fans understand
baseball gestures, especially signs for these trick baseball
pitches – curve, slider, sinker, cutter, fast pitch, change ups, etc.

 
 

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DeafDigest Sports – June 13, 2018

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

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement
(last day is June 15th)

— random deafsports thoughts

— sports critic/columnist

— Harlem Globetrotters’ Coda player

— World Cup Soccer and the Deaf Fan

Deaf Sports Collections update
— first AAAD basketball star to enroll at Gallaudet
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/somewhat-deaf-football-player/

………………………………………………….

Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

Last day to apply is June 15th

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

This posting will continue through June 15th

…………………………………………………..

2018 football schedule – updated

three schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

one new game (a first time between both deaf schools) have
been added to the list

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope three remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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sports critic/columnist

The Australian national soccer team (hearing)
is being followed by Tim Palmer. He is outspoken,
has his own column on the web site, always telling
fans what is good and what is bad with the
national soccer team.

Tim Palmer is deaf.

We do not have such deaf commentators on any of
our ESPN and TV sports talk-shows in USA.

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Harlem Globetrotters’ Coda player

Chris “Animal” Hyche plays for the Harlem
Globetrotters, the world’s most famous clown/
entertainment basketball team.

He is a Coda and knows sign language.

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World Cup Soccer and the Deaf Fan

World Cup is coming up real soon. Unfortunately
USA is not in it.

per FIFA announcements:
FIFA will be creating and promoting 64 match report videos in
International Sign Language. Essentially, these will be game highlights
and can be found on FIFA.com. These videos will be available online about
three hours after each game. This service is not to promote FIFA sponsors
but to give the deaf and hard of hearing community the opportunity to
receive the same information as hearing people.

In the United States, FOX Sports will be the main provider for watching
games on TV or online at FOXSportsGO.com. Fox Sports offers closed
captioning through both platforms, so deaf and hard of hearing people can
enjoy the games.

note:
International Sign Language is not ASL.

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random deafsports thoughts

Many deaf athletes dream of making it big -
in the pros, regardless of the sport?

Many long-time hearing coaches hang pictures
of their team rosters and their past athletes
on the walls in their homes or in their offices.

If you ask these long-time coaches a question:

How many of them in the pictures have made it
in the pros?

Most of the responses would either be:

Never

or

Just a very few of them

A past Gallaudet football coach tried so hard
to recruit a deaf high school running back playing
at a big high school. Visiting the player’s high
school and chatting with the player and his
coach, the Gallaudet coach asked the high school
coach:

How many of your players in the past made it in
the NFL?

The coach’s response was:

Never.

The high school player would not listen and
turned down Gallaudet’s recruting efforts and
enrolled at a NCAA-I big time football program.

He sat on the bench throughout his collegiate
career.

 

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DeafDigest Sports – June 12, 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

— coach and businessman

— deaf boxer becoming a pro

— India prevents best deaf wrestler from participating

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Jeff Float, Olympics swimming gold medalist
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-sportsman-business-owner/

………………………………………………….

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

This posting will continue through June 15th

…………………………………………………..

2018 football schedule – updated

three schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

one new game (a first time between both deaf schools) have
been added to the list

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope three remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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deaf boxer becoming a pro

(long newspaper story is abbreviated)

Reece Cattermole: UK’s only deaf professional boxer on overcoming
obstacles

Reece Cattermole is signed to promoters Goodwin Boxing

But what if you cannot hear the sound – or instructions from the referee
and your corner?

Despite that, the 21-year-old from Ipswich is the UK’s first registered
deaf boxer to be granted a professional licence since the 1970s, and won
his four-round debut contest last month.

He had his first bout in the amateur ranks, where his high
work-rate made him stand out from the crowd.

Since last September, the Suffolk fighter has worked with trainer Rob
Ottley, who accompanied Cattermole through his first training camp and for
most of his extended 10-month wait for a professional licence from the
British Boxing Board of Control.

Their records show David Cave, a boxer in the mid-1970s from
Cambridgeshire, as the only other deaf pro from the UK.

“It was a scary thought, not knowing if I’d get the licence,” he said.

“What got me it was when they referred me to a top hearing surgeon. They
requested his opinion as my hearing will eventually get worse through
time, but he had a fair point – it’s no different to someone getting hit
in the ear.

“People make the mistake that just because he’s deaf, he’s stupid. He’s a
very switched on young lad,” said Ottley.

“If I need to start or stop something, I have to tap him on the shoulder,”
Ottley told BBC Sport.

“We have little signals and I have to make sure I’m facing him.

“If he’s in the ring I try getting him to glance over once in a while – I
bang the canvas even though I’m not meant to – three times means ‘pick the
pace up’, one time means ‘steady on’.

His points victory over experienced Italian Victor Edagha has raised
expectations, but Cattermole has two clear objectives in the sport.

“Our main aim is to go for title fights at British level, but for me
personally inspiring others is one of the main goals,” he said.

“I’ve been asked to do a talk about my story to youngsters and put on a
training camp – that’s another good thing, being able to help.”

“I think he can do very well and I don’t want to jinx it but he can climb
the ranks quite quickly,” he said.

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India politics has prevented top deaf wrestler from participation

(newspaper story as edited for brevity)

NEW DELHI: Federation politics and its high handedness has prevented
Legendary deaf  wrestler and three-time Deaflympics medallist, Virender
Singh’s hopes of representing the country at another world championship.

All India Sports Council of the Deaf (AISCD) has not submitted
papework for him to take part in the tournament at Vladimir, Russia
from June 11-19.

It didn’t matter to the federation that he has won 3 Deaflympics
gold medals and seven international medals and one World Deaf
championships.

He was too outspoken for the federation to tolerate.

The big issue was not giving him expense money despite promises
in the past, and he spoke up about it.

The federation did not respond despite appeals from the
public.

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coach and businessman

Mark Burke, who coaches rugby at Model Secondary School for
the Deaf, and also served as athletic director at Model,
Fremont and North Carolina deaf schools, is becoming
a businessman. He and a deaf partner is opening up
the first deaf-owned brewery pub in the Washington, DC area.
While at Gallaudet, he played football.

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random deafsports thoughts

Streetcar 82, a deaf-owned brewery pub, is opening up
in July in Hyattsville, Maryland, just near Washington, DC.
Just don’t be surprised if rugby players and rugby fans
get together quite often at the new brewery. Mark Burke,
who is deaf, is well known in the Washington, DC rugby
circles – as he is a long time coach of the Model
Secondary School for the Deaf rugby team. Rugby players
know that beer and rugby mix very well in post-game
social events.

 

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