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Jun
30

2018/06/30

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DeafDigest Sports – June 30, 2018

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— announcement of new Gallaudet athletic director

— another Cason Sherrod write up

— Wimbledon tennis

— deaf volleyball

— deaf rugby

— Texas deaf football prediction

Deaf Sports Collections update
– surprise basketball addition to Deaflympics
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/new-gallaudet-athletic-director/

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Gallaudet sports

Victor Mansure named Athletic Director at Gallaudet University

WASHINGTON – Victor Mansure has been named athletic director at Gallaudet
University. Mansure will take the reins from Michael Weinstock, who is
retiring after 36 years at Gallaudet and 11 years as athletic director.

Mansure, 35, was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Growing up
with a deaf aunt led him to a lifelong commitment to and passion for the
deaf community. After a career as a professional basketball player, he
coached the Quebec and Canadian deaf men’s national basketball teams from
2009 to 2014, leading the team to four regional and world competitions. He
also served as Secretary-General of the Deaf International Basketball
Federation from 2010 to 2014. Mansure knows five languages: American Sign
Language, English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

Mansure has 18 years of international basketball experience as a player,
coach, and manager in Brazil, Canada, the United States, and Puerto Rico.
He played basketball with the under-16 Brazilian national team, and in the
National League of Brazil, with four different clubs in six years. He also
played for one season at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He
was development coordinator for the Toronto Raptors of the National
Basketball Association from 2011 to 2013. Since 2015, he has been
Executive Director Assistant for FIBA Americas, the International
Basketball Federation, based in Miami, Florida. He served as basketball
coordinator for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, held in Rio de Janeiro in
2016.

Mansure earned a bachelor’s degree in physical and health education from
McGill University in 2010. He also holds certifications in sports
administration fundamentals from the International Olympic Committee
(2014), sports administration from Sports Management Worldwide (2017), and
sports industry essentials from Columbia University (2018). He is
currently studying for his master’s degree in business administration at
the University of the People.

In announcing Mansure’s appointment, A. Dwight Benedict, Dean of Student
Affairs, said, “We are delighted to welcome Victor Mansure as our new
athletic director. He has shown a principled commitment to the deaf
community, and brings substantial global experience to his new role. He
has large shoes to fill, but with the support of our community, he will
lead us well. I want to thank the search committee, chaired by Dr.
Caroline Solomon of the Department of Science, Technology and Mathematics.
Many members of the university community attended the candidate
presentations in April and provided thoughtful feedback. I thank them as
well.”

Mansure, in accepting his new role, said, “I am honored to join
Gallaudet’s outstanding athletics program. I want to thank the search
committee and the Bison community for their trust in me. With my
background in deaf sports and international competition, I look forward to
keeping our community proud, and engaging our students, faculty, staff and
alumni through our existing programs and new projects. We want to work
together and support each other, as a team.

“The intercollegiate and intramural programs play a major role in the
education of our students, helping them grow and learn while developing
their physical, social, emotional and intellectual skills. We will compete
passionately and have lots of fun. One of our priorities will be to
provide equal opportunities and inclusion. Our doors are always open for
those who want to participate and experience Bison athletics.”

As athletic director, Mansure will lead the university’s NCAA Division III
intercollegiate athletics program, which consists of seven men’s and seven
women’s varsity sports teams, fall and winter sports cheer teams, and a
thriving intramural program. He will supervise four associate and
assistant athletic directors, 11 full-time coaches and 33 part-time
coaches and graduate assistants, five strength and conditioning staff and
interns, four athletic training staff, and a large number of student
employees and interns. Mansure also will oversee the university’s athletic
facilities, including the field house and the baseball, softball,
football, soccer, and track and field venues.

Gallaudet plays football in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference
(ECFC), and all other sports in the North Eastern Athletic Conference
(NEAC).

Mansure will begin his duties as athletic director on August 6, and will
be formally introduced to the university community after school resumes in
late August.

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today write up in newspaper on Cason Sherrod

Miami Marlins Prospects: Spotlight on Seventh Round Pick Cason Sherrod

Through his first three Longhorn seasons, Cason Sherrod put up a 5-1
record in 49 relief appearances. He had a 3.34 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 64
2/3 innings, with a 1.314 WHIP.

His efforts paid off in the 2017 draft, when the Kansas City Royals
selected him in the 13th round. Chosen 390th overall, the 6’4″, 204
lb. native of Dallas, Texas had a choice to make.

Unfinished business. Senior season.

Sherrod gave up some bargaining power in the process of returning to
college for his senior season.

Betting on himself only increased Cason’s draft stock. In 25 relief
appearances in 2018, Sherrod was 5-2 with a 3.98 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and 40
whiffs in 40 2/3 innings. The Miami Marlins selected him in the seventh
round, 207th overall off the draft board.

Sherrod signed for the Miami Marlins at well below his slot value of
$210,200, for just $20,000. As a pitcher, he’s been touching 96MPH since
he was a senior in high school. Sherrod is hearing impaired, but it’s
been addressed according to baseballamerica.com:

In addition to his fastball, which now gets up to 97 MPH, Sherrod boasts a
well-developed slider that’s been described as “nasty.” His
curveball is largely considered unfinished, so he reported to the GCL
Marlins after signing, on June 18th.

Sherrod made his professional debut for GCL one day later, allowing an
unearned run on a hit and a walk over two innings. His next outing
wasn’t as clean. In 2/3 of an inning, he gave up four hits, hit two
batters and walked one. He also struck out two, but all seven baserunners
eventually crossed the plate, blowing up his ERA above 20.

The ERA will come down, in fact it already has. In a 1 2/3 inning
appearance yesterday morning (June 28th), Sherrod whiffed two and didn’t
allow a baserunner.

Sherrod projects as a mid-inning reliever at the major league level, with
a possible shot at setup man. With normal career progression, he may make
an appearance in Miami around 2022.

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random deafsports thoughts

the headline screamed:

Mexico shocks U.S. in FIBA World Cup qualifying

it was hearing basketball

USA suffered two embarrassments in Deaflympics
basketball. Long story in 1953 Deaflympics, but
basketball was announced, at the last minute,
as a new Deaflympics sport, catching the
shorthanded Americans off guard. Americans
only had 4 players for the first game, and had
to borrow a tourist to become the 5th player.
Needless to say, the Americans lost.

Second embarrassment was losing 88-85 to
Venezuela in the 2013 Deaflympics championship
game after leading 84-79 with just 28
seconds left.

http://deafdigest.com/surprise-deaflympics-basketball/

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Wimbledon tennis

Deaf Player Aiming to Play against Federer, Nadal at Wimbledon

 South Korean player Lee Duck-hee, who is deaf and is hoping to qualify
for the main draw at next week’s Wimbledo
n.
“I’m very proud of myself as being the only deaf professional tennis
player in the world at the moment,” the 20-year-old told BBC Sport.

“I feel huge responsibility that my every step as a tennis player will
influence other deaf people. I hope my career could give them a hopeful
message that they could also overcome their disability and make their
dream come true.”

Lee, who observes the way opponents swing for the ball as a way of reading
the game and whose matches have been thrown off course because he has been
confused by officials’ hand signals, reached a career-high ranking of
130 in April 2017.

Now ranked 233, he has come agonisingly close to Grand Slam main draws,
reaching the final round of qualifying at the French Open last month where
he had two match points before losing in a third set tie-break.

This week he takes part in the Wimbledon qualifying event at Roehampton,
where he will need to win three matches to reach the tournament at the All
England Club.

Lee, at the 2014 US Open junior event, made his debut on the professional
ITF Futures Tour at the age of 14

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deaf volleyball

The Under-18 USA Deaf Volleyball team might have had the least amount of
preparation of any team in the competition. The players assembled in
Arizona on Monday to hold their first practice as a unit.

Girls from across the country had come together just three days before the
opening match for daily practices to build chemistry. This is the biggest
competition that the team will play in all year, but the experience
they’ll receive from being coached by members of the U.S. team can be
invaluable.

The Under-18 USA Deaf Volleyball team might have had the least amount of
preparation of any team in the competition. The players assembled in
Arizona on Monday to hold their first practice as a unit.

Girls from across the country had come together just three days before the
opening match for daily practices to build chemistry. This is the biggest
competition that the team will play in all year, but the experience
they’ll receive from being coached by members of the U.S. team can be
invaluable.

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deaf rugby

Argentina Deaf Rugby is coming to New Zealand to play
three games against New Zealand Deaf team next year
25th May – 1st June, 2019

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Texas football

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football TAPPS DIII-3 Predictions
1. Boerne Geneva School
2. Waco Reicher
3. Austin Texas School for the Deaf
4. Schertz John Paul II
5. San Marcos Baptist Academy
 

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Jun
29

2018/06/29

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DeafDigest Sports – June 29, 2018

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— football schedule complete

— college deaf volleyball player

— elite deaf male volleyball player

— announcement of new athletic director

Deaf Sports Collections update
– deaf champion in hearing Olympics boxing
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/canada-u21-basketball-team/

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2018 football schedule – completed

DeafDigest Sports editor now has schedules of all
deaf schools football teams.

The link is:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/06/11/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

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Kentucky sports

Kentucky School for the Deaf has selected Ms. Lisa Kingsley as our
new Athletic Director. Lisa has been head coach for the KSD Girls
Track team for 12 years and Cross Country coach for 4 years. She has
served on planning committees for the Boys’ and Girls’ Mason Dixson
Basketball Tournaments as well as Berg & Seeger Track Classic. Her
experience working alongside Billy Lange and her responsibilities for
managing budgets and scheduling various meets will serve her well as
she embarks in her new leadership role. Undoubtedly, Lisa has some
big shoes to fill following Billy Lange as he has set the bar high
for those that follow here at KSD. I am confident that Lisa will
excel in her role as AD to and I am excited to start my work with her
moving forward this fall.

sent by KSD principal

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college deaf volleyball player

Reagan Raymer

rising sophomore

volleyball

North Central College (Illinois, NCAA-III)

her profile:
2017: Played in 15 matches for the Cardinals. Recorded 14 kills and 44 digs

team played 19 matches, meaning she didn’t play in 4 other matches

she did not start in any of her 15 matches

she played a total of 35 sets

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elite deaf male volleyball player

David Smith

USA team in hearing Olympics

plays professionally for the Aluron Virtu Warta Zawiercie
team in Poland

he is the only American on the 15-man pro team roster

he is now at the age of 33, meaning he will not have too many
productive pro seasons remaining; Father Age always catches up

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random deafsports thoughts

There are many deaf summer basketball camps going on
right now.

What does DeafDigest Sports editor think about these
camps?

Great if campers get attention and coaching skills
to improve on the weak parts of their game.

Not so great if the group of campers are immediately
divided on the first day into two groups – elite
campers and non-elite campers. The non-elite campers
do not get quality coaching instructions whereas
elite campers do.

This was the complaint that quite a few basketball
coaches shared with DeafDigest Sports editor.
 

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Jun
28

2018/06/28

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DeafDigest Sports – June 28, 2018

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— football schedule complete

— deaf swimming story

— deaf women soccer in China

— deaf cricket story

— superintendent interpreting football game on TV

— Soccer ball manufacturer

— Hope Solo comment about Deaf Soccer

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf umpire mystery
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/1900-baseball-champions/

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2018 football schedule – completed

DeafDigest Sports editor now has schedules of all
deaf schools football teams.

The link is:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/06/11/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

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deaf swimming

Learning to swim after watching Michael Phelps on TV

part of newspaper story

Swimming: Good luck to Kieron as he represents GB in Deaf European Champs

AFTER watching the torch procession makes it way through Grays, and
following the 2012 Olympics on the TV, Kieron asked his mum if he could
try out at Thurrock swimming club.

On arrival at Blackshots pool Kieron was asked to swim all four strokes,
with no previous swim coaching his Mum explained to the Thurrcok Swimming
Club coach that he had never swum butterfly.

Not letting this deter him Kieron explained that he had been watching the
Olympics and he knew what to do as he had watched Michael Phelps!

This week see’s Kieron travel to Poland to take part in the Deaf
European Swimming championships for Great Britain.

For Kieron this is the culmination of years of training with many early
morning training sessions, competitions all over the UK and many GB deaf
swimming records to his name.

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Hearing Impaired Girls Form Football Team in S China

short newspaper story

Football has changed the life of many life hearing-impaired girls in
Zhanjiang, south China’s Guangdong Province, and helped them realize their
dreams, according to a recent newspaper profile.

In 2013, Zhanjiang formed a special women’s team to prepare for the 7th
Provincial Paralympic Games, consisting of students from a special
education school in the city, After two years of arduous training, the
team finally took gold at the event in 2015.

Since then, they have successively participated in a series of domestic
and foreign competitions.

In 2017, the Chinese national hearing-impaired football team was
established by the former Zhanjiang players and it went on to participate
in the 23rd Deaflympics in Turkey.

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Deaf cricket

part of newspaper story

Deaf cricketer Matthew sets sights on World Cup glory

Talented sportsman Matthew Bailey could soon be playing in the World Cup
– as a member of the England Deaf Cricket Team.

The 18-year-old, who has coped with severe hearing loss since he was
three, is making a name for himself as a fast bowler.

“I’ve been playing cricket since I was seven and joined the England
team two or three years ago. I’m quite unique as I’m the only
left-handed bowler.”

He is waiting to find out if he’s made the squad f the deaf
cricketers’ World Cup, which takes place in India later this year.

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random deafsports thoughts

after reading this story:

Oregon State was down to its final out – its final strike, even –
the ninth inning of Game 2 of the College World Series, trailing 3-2 in
the game and having already dropped Game 1.

When Cadyn Grenier earlier sent a pop-up into foul territory on a 1-1
count, it appeared that Arkansas would be celebrating its first national
title just seconds later.

But neither the first baseman, second baseman nor right fielder for the
Razorbacks was able to make the play.

Grenier ripped a single to left off Matt Cronin three pitches later that
scored Zak Taylor and tied Game 2 of the College World Series 3-3

DeafDigest Sports editor had a flashback:

As a young man, he was a member of a deaf softball team that was playing
in a league game against a hearing team.

Two out; man on second base and third base in the final inning. Hearing
team was leading by one run. It was at the bottom of the inning. If third
out, game is over and the deaf team loses the game.

The batter, Jim Macfadden, normally a solid hitter, hit a short weak pop
fly that went between the leftfielder and the centerfielder. The pop fly
was catchable by either of them. Much to the disbelief of the deaf team,
the pop fly landed between both outfielders. The deaf team bench screamed
and told the runners to run all the way home. They did – the deaf team
won; the shocked hearing team lost.

How did it happen? Possibly the hearing outfielders did not communicate
that well between each other, allowing the ball to drop between them!

Jim Macfadden said that even though he made the game winning hit, he was not
proud of it, as it was a pop fly fluke single.

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superintendent interpreting football game on TV

part of newspaper story

Ward grew up in south Knoxville, where his father, Herschel Ward, was
superintendent of Tennessee School for the Deaf. Ward’s mother, Sarah, was
a teacher at the school. In a documentary titled “The Voice,” which
chronicles Ward’s career, Ward said his father listened to Tennessee
football games on the radio when John was young.

For deaf students, Herschel Ward would draw scenes from the game on a
chart for them to interpret, while others read his lips.

note:
DeafDigest editor mentioned John Ward, growing up in a deaf
environment before becoming famous as a University of
Tennessee football announcer, but never mentioning Tennessee
School for the Deaf in any of his broadcasts or newspaper
stories!

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Soccer ball manufacturer

part of newspaper story, as edited

Africa’s only ball mak, located in Zambia, has 150 employees.

40 percent of these employees are deaf!

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comment by Hope Solo, former goalie, USA women’s soccer team

We have a claim with the United States Olympic Committee under the Ted
Stevens Act, which means that a national governing body, a non-profit
organization like U.S. Soccer, has to put money back into the youth
system, has to put money back into the amateur system, the Paralympians,
the U.S. Deaf Team, they have to support all of soccer in the United
States,” Solo says. “Yet, they only support professional soccer because
that’s what makes them more money. Right now, it’s become profit or
progress and that’s why we filed a claim with the United States Olympic
Committee.”
 

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Jun
27

2018/06/27

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DeafDigest Sports – June 27, 2018

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— football schedule complete

— a deaf person announces signing pro athlete to a contract

— Cason Sherrod update

— college deaf football player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— minor league umpire
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/san-diego-state-university-quarterback/

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2018 football schedule – completed

DeafDigest Sports editor now has schedules of all
deaf schools football teams.

The link is:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/06/11/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

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random deafsports thoughts

When deaf sports news are slow in the summer months,
are we interested in deaf sports, not played in USA,
but popular in other nations?

Examples are cricket, bowls, Australian Rules Football,
rugby, soccer, etc?

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Deaf student uses sign language to announce new Exeter City signing

part of newspaper story, as edited and revised

Announcing new signings on social media has become common,
especially among teams in British soccer.

The EFL League Two side invited Kenny, a 19-year-old student of the Exeter
Deaf Academy, to use sign language to tell fans about their new player –
centre-back Aaron Martin.

“Exeter City tell us their social media posts attracted a great response
and we are really touched by the City supporters’ positive reaction to
Kenny and the interest it has created,” Helen Trebble, Marketing Manager
at Exeter Deaf Academy, told the Press Association.

note:

Do we find deaf people making announcements of signings of
popular American athletes?

An example – will the deaf person announce where LeBron James
will sign?

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college deaf football player

Todd Honas

rising sophomore

football, wide receiver

University of Nebraska

keep in mind Nebraska has hired a new coach – Scott
Frost; do not know how will he react to having a
deaf player on his roster.

his profile:
2017 (Redshirt Freshman)
Honas contributed depth to the wide receiving corps but did not appear in
a game.

2016 (Redshirt)
Honas redshirted and worked on the offensive scout team.

he has three seasons of eligibility remaining and the clock
is ticking on him

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Cason Sherrod update

He is pitching for the Gulf Coast League Marlins

a brief story said:
The GCL Cardinals later scored nine runs in the eighth to put the game out
of reach against GCL Marlins

William Jimenez singled twice, scoring two runs for GCL Cardinals.

Ty Cohen (1-0) got the win in relief while Cason Sherrod (1-1) took the
loss in the Gulf Coast League game.

note:
another story said Marlins “saved” money by signing 7th round Sherrod after
spending so much money on their earlier round draft choices.
 

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Jun
26

2018/06/26

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DeafDigest Sports – June 26, 2018

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

 

— random deafsports thoughts

— football schedule complete; an error and an apology

— 2018 U21 basketball tournament teams

— must hear in baseball?

— deaf tennis pro in Wimbledon

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf player in Davis Cup tennis
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/assistant-gallaudet-women-soccer-coach/

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2018 football schedule – completed

DeafDigest Sports editor now has schedules of all
deaf schools football teams.

For the past month DeafDigest Sports has posted
a link to the schedules. That link is wrong,
and for that, DeafDigest Sports editor
apologizes.

The correct link is:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/06/11/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

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USA Deaf Basketball

2018 U21 WDBC tournament schedule released! The draws will be on the
evening of July 6th.

* MEN (10 teams) * – Australia, Canada, Greece, Israel, Japan, Lithuania,
Poland, Spain, Ukraine, and USA.

* WOMEN (5 teams) * – Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Turkey, and USA.

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must hear in baseball?

newspaper story, as abbreviated because of very long story

MLB players and umps bank on sounds of the game

During the Blue Jays’ back-to-back playoff appearances in 2015 and 2016,
and the successful regular seasons that got them there, there were times
when Kevin Pillar could barely hear himself think in the outfield at a
sold-out Rogers Centre.

“You had to really learn how to deal without one of those senses and
trust your eyes and what you see,” Kvin Pillar, Toronto Blue Jays, said.

The sound of a pitch in the catcher’s mitt can have an impact on the
outcome of an at-bat.

Sound isn’t something players, managers and umpires spend a lot of time
thinking about, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a big part of baseball.

“There’s a distinct sound the glove makes when the ball hits it.
There’s a distinct sound when a foot or hand hits the base, so sound’s
definitely an important part in the game,” said Pillar.

Larry Young, one of Major League Baseball’s umpire supervisors who
called nearly 2,900 games in a 24-year career, says listening for the
game’s unique sounds is “second nature.”

“I think most of our people that have been doing it for a while would
say, ‘Yeah, I do use sound,’” Young said. “But you don’t think
about it every day and you don’t think about it on every call. A lot of
what we do is just instincts. It’s repetition, because we work so many
games and it’s instincts. But yeah, we take it for granted, for sure.”

“For one thing, sound travels a lot slower than a visual signal
would,” Falls said. “If you’ve sat in the stands, you probably have
noticed that you can sometimes see the ball in motion before you hear the
crack of the bat. There is a little bit of a delay. The distance from home
plate to a player on the field is going to be shorter, so they’re going
to hear the sound of the ball being hit sooner than somebody sitting in
the cheap seats.”

While athletes’ initial reactions will probably happen before they even
hear anything, noise — be it a good hit or more of a thud — can help
players fine-tune their movements, Falls said.

Behind the plate, catcher Russell Martin says he can use sound to his
advantage.

“If you really catch a pitch properly, you’ll get the glove to pop,”
he said. “Some guys have harder gloves a little bit and those make more
sound. Typically if you’re just close to the zone that you were set up
at, and you make the mitt pop, it’s like almost automatic that you get
the umpire to call a strike.”

Foul tips and hit batters are also calls made by ear, both Martin and
Young agree.

“You can’t really see if the ball’s nicking off the bat or whatever,
you’ve got to use your ears,” Martin said. “Obviously wood and flesh
sound different.”

Sometimes a hit by pitch, one that just barely hits the batter or even
hits the uniform, isn’t that obvious, Young said, adding a foul tip
can’t really be seen with the naked eye.

“Just about every time, that’s called by sound as well.”

It’s a familiar noise, one Young has heard countless times. So, what
does it sound like?

“That’s a hard question,” he said. “I’ve never thought of that
before. What does it sound like? It’s just kind of an interruption.
You’re expecting to hear the ball hit the mitt and then you hear
actually two sounds. They sound very much alike, the ball hitting the mitt
and the ball hitting the batter. Except times when the ball hitting the
jersey — that’s a different sound.”

Another area where sound is particularly important for umpires is at first
base on force plays, Young aded.

“The umpire is looking at the bag and he’s listening for the sound of
the ball hitting the mitt. That’s how we call force plays, If he
didn’t have both of those capabilities, he’d really have a hard time.
In fact it would be impossible, to get plays right at first base.”

While Young said it would be difficult to work as an umpire with a hearing
impairment, MLB has had deaf players within its ranks. Martin remembers
watching outfielder Curtis Pride, a former big leaguer and baseball’s
current ambassador for inclusion, during stints with the Montreal Expos
and Los Angeles Angels. Pride played 421 games in the major leagues across
parts of 11 seasons, finishing with a .250 career batting average, 20 home
runs and 82 RBIs.

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deaf pro in tennis

Wimbledon 2018: Deaf player Lee Duck-hee aiming to qualify

And now imagine being a professional tennis player and not hearing any of
it.

That is the reality for South Korean player Lee Duck-hee, who is deaf and
is hoping to qualify for the main draw at next week’s Wimbledon.

“I’m very proud of myself as being the only deaf professional tennis
player in the world at the moment,” the 20-year-old told BBC Sport.

“I feel huge responsibility that my every step as a tennis player will
influence other deaf people. I hope my career could give them a hopeful
message that they could also overcome their disability and make their
dream come true.”

Lee, who observes the way opponents swing for the ball as a way of reading
the game and whose matches have been thrown off course because he has been
confused by officials’ hand signals, reached a career-high ranking of 130
in April 2017.

Now ranked 233, he has come agonisingly close to Grand Slam main draws,
reaching the final round of qualifying at the French Open last month where
he had two match points before losing in a third set tie-break.

This week he takes part in the Wimbledon qualifying event at Roehampton,
where he begins his campaign on Monday against Hungary’s Attila Balazs and
needs to win three matches to reach the tournament at the All England
Club.

He has said in the past that he was told he could never be a great player
because he was deaf and that he sometimes felt like quitting but also
wanted to prove the doubters wrong.

“I focus on watching and expecting the opponent’s swing and movement,
which needs very intensive concentration of my eyes and fast
decision-making for the next move,” he said.

“I try to watch other players’ matches on websites as much as possible
when I have spare time – I need image training because it gives better
understanding than giving me verbal coaching.”

Lee has not learnt sign language, so lip reads officials or looks at their
hand signals – with often confusing and frustrating results.

“Sometimes, I could not recognise whether it is ‘let’ or not because I
cannot hear the sound from the net or the chair umpire’s call, which leads
to me missing the first serve,” he said.

“I rely on umpires’ hand signals, but they also sometimes give me a hard
time when their hand signals differ from country to country, which often
has influence on the match results.

“I could communicate simple English through lip-reading with other
players. However, it is impossible for me to communicate with ATP
officials and referees when there is need for long conversation.”

In the case of this interview, he has provided written responses through a
translator.

Not hearing the crowd – a possible advantage?
Playing in front of a partisan crowd, there could be times when a player
would really rather not hear the boos.

“I think blocking out all potential distractions can be an advantage,”
said tennis coach Judy Murray, mum of two-time Wimbledon champion Andy.

And what about facing a deaf player on the other side of the net?

“It is possible playing an opponent who has a disability can be a
distraction,” said Murray.

She has coached deaf players in the past and says it required her to take
different approach.

“One of the biggest things I learned was to not shout instructions whether
they were looking at me or if they had their back to me,” said Murray, who
was speaking as part of UK Coaching’s Coaching Week earlier this month.

“You get used to shouting the length of the tennis court, which is quite a
big space but it helped me understand the impact of a really good
demonstration.”

Match officials also need to adapt when making the calls.

“Deaf players are constantly looking at the umpire for scores and
constantly checking the scoreboard,” line judge David Bayliss told BBC
Sport.

“But there are problems, if you have a net on serve they don’t always hear
it and the umpire has to try and stop the rally.

“And of course the player is focused, they are still watching the ball and
still playing that point.”

Will Lee ever achieve his Grand Slam dream?

Lee says he has three “short-term” goals – breaking into the top 100,
winning a Challenger title, and gaining direct entry to the main draws of
ATP and Grand Slam tournaments.

“Whenever I step on the court, I feel great,” he said.

“Also, I am curious about the feeling of becoming a champion of Grand
Slam. I strongly believe that a day when I become a champion of a major
tournament is coming if I keep up training and my skills improve.”

He says his greatest achievement so far was reaching the final of the
Kaohsiung Challenger in 2016, where he lost to Chung Hyeon – who reached
the semi-finals of the Australian Open this year and is ranked 20th in the
world.

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random deafsports thoughts

re above baseball and tennis stories, must hear to play?

Or are eyes as good as ears?

We have had a number of deaf major league ball players

We have had a great deaf umpire in Minnesota baseball for
many years (Maurice Potter).

We have had a deaf player in Davis Cup tennis; see this story:
http://deafdigest.comt/deaf-player-in-davis-cup-tennis/

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deaf bowls
8th International Deaf Bowls Championships takes place in New Zealand
January 4-15, 2019.

note:
it is not bowling but a different kind of sport

see the picture at:
http://deafdigest.com/bowls-is-not-bowling/
 

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DeafDigest Sports – June 25, 2018

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– Dummy Hoy’s big honor

– random deafsports thoughts

– big honor for Gallaudet soccer coach

– one football schedule turned in; one more to go

– Robinson’s all-star performance

– Wisconsin’s hall of fame athlete departs us

Deaf Sports Collections update
— 5-time deaf fencer at hearing olympics
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/football-player-playing-basketball/

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2018 football schedule – updated

one school turned in its schedule; just one
school remain that have not yet turned in the
schedule

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 women’s soccer

GU’s Meghan Maiwald completes NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy in Denver

DENVER – Gallaudet University women’s soccer assistant coach Meghan
Maiwald became the first deaf woman graduate of the NCAA Women’s Coaches
Academy when she completed the course here this past week.

The NCAA Women Coaches Academy, hosted in partnership between the Alliance
of Women Coaches and the NCAA, is a four-day educational training
available to NCAA coaches of all experience levels, and is designed for
women coaches who are ready to increase their individual effectiveness by
learning advanced skills and strategies that directly affect their
personal and team success. This is the 45th NCAA Women Coaches Academy
class.

“The NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy, hosted by the Alliance of Women Coaches
(AWC), has given me the opportunity to build my professional skills,
create inspired networks and connections with 48 other women coaches
throughout the United States, and added depth to my understanding of the
intricacies of coaching,” said Maiwald. “I am honored to be the first deaf
woman coach graduate and grateful for the support from the Gallaudet
Athletic Department.”

note:
prior to coming to Gallaudet to help women’s soccer program, she was a
goalie with the Santa Barbara City College and then with San Jose State
University, always a starter at both colleges. She also played in the
Women’s Premier Soccer League. Her brother Sean played Gallaudet football.

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Arkansas footbsll

report from coach Tommy Varner about Shaq’ke Robinson’s
appearance at the state high school all-star game (11 man)

Shaq’ke started the game at Defensive tackle and played all of first
quarter and 3/4 of the second half. He had three tackles and three QB
hurries. He did a fantastic job.

The introduction of the players was pretty cool. Shaq’ke’s teammates
knows Shaq’ke is Deaf. The introduction starts at the end zone, upon
the players name belong closed, they are to run midfield. What
Shaq’ke’s name as called all of his teammates raised and waved
their arms in the air.  That was pretty awesome.

It was a good week! It was a surreal experience!! The coaches were
impressed with Shaq’ke.

note:
this has become his last high school game. Next step is as a
walk on at Henderson State University, a NCAA-II program. Not
bad for Shaq’ke who was left with no team when Arkansas Deaf
suspended the sport in 2017, only to join a nearby 11-man
high school team.

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Wisconsin athlete departs us

Kenneth Lee Hewitt, age 64, passed away peacefully on June 21,
2018, surrounded by family.

He graduated high school from the Wisconsin School for the Deaf (WSD) in
1972, where he was an exceptional football, basketball, and track athlete.
He was honored into WSD’s Hall of Fame for athletics in 2008.

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SABR 48: Dummy Hoy selected as Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legend for
2018

William Ellsworth “Dummy” Hoy has been selected as SABR’s Overlooked
19th Century Baseball Legend for 2018. The announcement was made June 23,
2018, at the Nineteenth Century Committee’s annual business meeting held
at SABR 48 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In May, members of SABR submitted their votes for the 2018 Overlooked 19th
Century Base Ball Legend — a 19th-century player, manager, executive or
other baseball personality not yet inducted into the National Baseball
Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Previous Overlooked Legends were Pete Browning in 2009, Deacon White in
2010, Harry Stovey in 2011, Bill Dahlen in 2012, Ross Barnes in 2013, Doc
Adams in 2014, Tony Mullane in 2015, Jack Glasscock in 2016, and Bob
Caruthers last year. White became the first Overlooked Legend to be
inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013.

Hoy played 14 seasons in four major leagues, spending the most time in
Cincinnati and Washington of the NL. Hoy was deaf and had difficulty
speaking. Despite his challenges, he was among the best center fielders
and leadoff hitters in the game. He accumulated 2,048 hits, 1,429 runs,
121 triples, 596 stolen bases and 1,006 walks while hitting .288 with a
.386 OBP. In 1901, at the age of 39, he played for the American League
champion White Stockings, leading the league in walks and hit by pitches.

When he retired, he ranked ninth in games played, second in bases on
balls, fourth in stolen bases and sixth in hit by pitches. He was the
career leader in games played in center field (1,727) until 1920.

Some historians credit Hoy with umpires using hand signals for balls and
strikes and safe and out calls, but their view is open to question.
Historian Bill Deane challenges that claim. Deane said, “We can find no
contemporary articles about Hoy, or even any written while he was alive,
that claim a connection between Hoy and the umpire’s hand signals–much
less any claim by Hoy himself.” Bill Klem, a showboating umpire who
began his umpiring career two years after Hoy retired, is officially
credited with inventing hand signals as noted on his Hall of Fame plaque.
Still, the deaf boy from Ohio became one of the best players of his era
and lived to be 99 (at the time, a record age for a former major league
player).

Hoy is the only player two score 100 or more runs in a season in four
major leagues, doing so in the Players League (1890), American Association
(1891), National League (1892–94, 96, 98–99), and American League
(1901). From a sabermetric perspective, Hoy was worth 32.6 Wins Above
Replacement (WAR) in his career. At the time of his retirement, that
ranked 44th among batters and sixth among center fielders. Hoy also holds
the distinction of being the only player to achieve a 2+ WAR season in
four major leagues. He peaked with 4.3 WAR as a member of the 1888
Washington Nationals in the National League. He also earned 4.2 WAR with
the 1901 Chicago White Sox in the American League, 3.4 WAR with the 1891
St. Louis Browns in the American Association, and finally 2.6 WAR for the
1890 Buffalo Bisons of the Players League.

Hoy was an Overlooked Legend finalist every year since 2013. This year, he
finished just eight points ahead of runner-up Jim Creighton. Here are the
final election results, with their point totals:

Dummy Hoy, 418 points
Jim Creighton, 410
Bobby Mathews, 391
Charlie Bennett, 369
Paul Hines, 355
Tommy Bond, 350
Al Reach, 348
Chris Von der Ahe, 330
George Van Haltren, 307
George Stovey, 295
Dickey Pearce, 225

note:
Pete Browning (2009) was also deaf and was by far a much better
hitter than Dummy Hoy. This is not to say Hoy is not deserving
of the Hall of Fame, though! Browning had a troubled life whereas
Hoy led a distinguished life after his baseball days.

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random deafsports thoughts

Some states allow deaf school students to play sports at
nearby high schools if their original school does not have
that sport.

It is not always the case that all deaf students would
take advantage of opportunities to play sports at
high schools. A few do, but most don’t. Something
to do with being comfortable playing with and
communicating with the deaf, as opposed to be
“lonesome” as the only deaf athlete on the
high school team.

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DeafDigest Sports – June 24, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— big honor for Gallaudet SID

— one football schedule turned in; one more to go

— college deaf football player

— bad luck for deaf pro soccer player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— unbeaten deaf swimmer
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/police-officer-jamel-bradley/

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2018 football schedule – updated

one school turned in its schedule ; just one
school remain that have not yet turned in the
schedule

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 men’s basketball

Gallaudet’s Sam Atkinson elected chair of NCAA Division
III men’s basketball committee

INDIANAPOLIS – Gallaudet University Associate Athletic Director for
Communications Sam Atkinson was recently elected chair of the NCAA
Division III men’s basketball committee for the 2018-19 season.

Atkinson was elected by his peers on the committee here at the NCAA
headquarters in June during the annual committee meeting.

He will guide and lead the committee, who helps to administer and conduct
all aspects of the Division III men’s basketball championship, into a new
venue in Fort Wayne, Ind., this March 2019.

“I am honored and humbled to have been elected by my peers to the chair
position. This is a prodigious role that I have immense respect for,” said
Atkinson. “I am fortunate to work with seven other brilliant and talented
committee members, who will work diligently to put together a fantastic
2019 NCAA Division III men’s basketball championship.”

Atkinson will begin his third year of four on the NCAA Division III men’s
basketball committee this fall. He has been the East Region chair for the
past two years in addition to his national committee responsibilities. He
served as the NCAA sectional representative last March at Swarthmore
College and has worked and supervised the last two national championships
in Salem, Va.

He begins his duties immediately as he follows Tim Fitzpatrick, U.S. Coast
Guard Academy Director of Athletics, who was the chair for the 2017-18
season.

Atkinson completed his ninth year at Gallaudet University, the world’s
only university with programs and services specifically designed to
accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students, this past spring while
managing the sports information office and the media and public relations
for Bison athletics. Under Atkinson’s leadership and creativity the
@GallaudetBison social media platforms have been ranked No. 1 in Division
III by www.d3socialmedia.com for the past four years.

Atkinson is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of
America (CoSIDA) Board of Directors and is currently the Third Vice
President of the 3,000+ member national organization comprised of the
sports public relations, media relations and communications/information
professionals throughout all levels of collegiate athletics in the United
States and Canada.

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random deafsports thoughts

just thinking about Gallaudet baseball. Way back
in the late sixties, one freshman player hit
over .400 and was the team’s catcher.

He decided not to play baseball again, despite
urgings from the baseball coach.

Three years later as a senior, he decided to
play baseball again – but was never the same
player he was as a freshman.

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college deaf football player

Khevon Shepard

rising sophomore

football

Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas, NCAA-III)

played 10 of his team’s 15 games (including NCAA-III
playoffs)

as defensive end and special teams player, made
11 tackles (6 unassisted, 5 assisted)

sacked the quarterback once

made three tackles for losses

recovered one fumble

not much of a profile on the team web site

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deaf wrestling, India

abbreviated from a newspaper story

GURUGRAM: Seventeen-year-old Ritik Umeed is among the three wrestlers
from Haryana who won one gold and two bronze medals at the 5th World Deaf
Wrestling Championship, held in Russia from June 11-19.

While Gurugram lad Ritik and Ajay Kumar, from Sonipat, bagged a bronze
medal in 65kg freestyle and 51kg freestyle in cadet category,
respectively, Amit Krishan (19), also from Sonipat, won gold in 70kg
junior category.

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bad luck for deaf pro soccer player

Simon Ollert

pro soccer

Germany

while playing for SV Pullach, a low level pro team
in Germany (just like Class A in minor league baseball,
he has torn ligaments in his knee. His return date is
unknown.

before being injured he played 11 games and scored no goals
as the midfielder
 

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23

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DeafDigest Sports – June 23, 2018

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

— one football schedule turned in; one more to go

— Gallaudet softball

— Gallaudet men’s basketball

— more Dan Hall tales

— an update on deaf golf

Deaf Sports Collections update
— first deaf 300 bowler
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/basketball-clinic-participants/

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2018 football schedule – updated

one school turned in its schedule today; just one
school remain that have not yet turned in the
schedule

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 softball

Bison softball members volunteer at 8th annual Perfect Pitch clinic at PNC
Park in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH – Members of the Gallaudet University softball program
volunteered time back on May 7 at PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh
Pirates, at the 8th annual Perfect Pitch baseball and softball clinic for
deaf and hard of hearing students. The clinic was for dozen of students
from the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, grades 7-12.

Gallaudet softball head coach Justen Burns, assistant coach Alicia Johnson
were joined by Bison student-athletes; Hailey Henshaw (Newark, Del.),
Kelsey Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.), Jenny Mendis (Brook Park, Ohio) and
Jessica Monroe (Senoia, Ga.) as the group volunteered their time.

Participants got to do drills for hitting, pitching and fielding on the
PNC Park field and bullpen. The group met former Pittsburgh Pirate players
including former manager Jim Leyland along with the Pirate Parrot mascot

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

GU Parent and Son Basketball Clinic a success

WASHINGTON – A dozen pairs of parents/guardians and sons participated in
the first Gallaudet University men’s basketball Parent and Son Basketball
Clinic hosted in the Field House on Sunday, June 3.

The participants learned a lot of different things about what it takes to
be a better player. Parents/guardians were able to practice with their
child in the various drills. The clinic was open to boys ages 7-14.

“At the conclusion of the clinic we talked about the A, B, C’s. A is for
academics and attitude, B is for basketball and books and C is for
character and care,” said Gallaudet men’s basketball head coach Kevin
Kovacs. “We look forward to hosting another Parent and Son clinic next
year.”

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more comments about Dan Hall

Yesterday’s DeafDigest Sports mentioned Dan Hall’s
love for golf.

There was a reason why Dan only played one season
of Gallaudet baseball, as a starter at shortstop
his senior year.

He transferred to Gallaudet as a sophomore (not
as a junior as erroneously mentioned) and despite
urgings from a baseball player, he chose not to
come out for the team.

He then planned to come out for the team as a junior
and play two seasons of baseball. It was not to be,
because the program was suspended for one year because
of bad playing conditions on the baseball field.
So, Dan had to wait two years before finally playing
baseball.

An interesting tale about him, said one baseball
teammate:

He suggested that we go to Florida for a “spring break –
baseball style), using his school (St. Cloud HS) baseball
fields.   We took his advice and went there (NO COACHES,
just us boys).   AHHH!    MEMORIES

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more on deaf golf from a deaf golfer

Do you realize that Michael Mabashov won the SEDGA Tournament over Tim
Dapp with his score of 71 (1 under par)?  He was down by one stroke before
going into last 9 holes.  He made 4 straight birdies on 10th – 13th holes. 
He shot 31 on back nine.

 

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DeafDigest Sports – June 22, 2018

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— one football schedule turned in; one more to go

— dedication to a Dirty Thirty quarterback

— deaf golf

— new football coaches

 – John Ward mystery

 

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Honoring a Gallaudet Dirty Thirty player
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/eurek-as-basketball-coach/

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2018 football schedule – updated

one school turned in its schedule today; just one
school remain that have not yet turned in the
schedule

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 one remaining school will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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Dedication

DeafDigest Sports dedicates this edition to
Ken Eurek that departed us. He was one of the
best quarterbacks Gallaudet has ever had and
was one of these Dirty Thirty players.

A write up on him is at:
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-dirty-thirty-quarterback/

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Colorado football

Head coach-Flavious Taylor and assistant coach- AJ Moody

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Deaf Golf

Southeastern Deaf Golfers Association Open wraps up 49th edition

newspaper story, as abbreviated

Dan Hall didn’t get a chance to play at Totteridge golf course this week
in the 49th annual Southeastern Deaf Golfers Association Open.

Back surgery prevented him from playing for the 21st time.

But Hall still was at the course watching his 93 friends compete and
heckling them with hand signs.

“Camaraderie is what brings the golfers to the tournament,” Hall said.
“Most of the golfers don’t care about their scores, they just want to be
with friends and get away for a while.

“There are a few guys that want to win and shoot well. Most just love to
play.”

Hall was following closely the match between Tim Dapp of The Villages in
Florida and Michael Mabashov of Frederick, Md. They were tied with nine
holes left before Mabashov pulled away for the win.

Dapp, 59, could be playing in the senior division, Hall said.

“Tim likes a challenge, that’s why he plays in the open division.”

Those two and James Kim of Las Vegas, Nev. were playing in the final
group. The trio will represent the U.S. team in the World Deaf Golf
Championship in Ireland in July.

Dapp has won the Southeastern Deaf Golfers Association Open four times,
and Mabashov has won four of the last five years.

Scott Davidson, who lives in North Carolina, won the senior division
Thursday. Davidson recorded a rare double-eagle during Wednesday’s second
round on the 425-yard par-5 fifteenth hole.

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random deafsports thoughts

Dan Hall (see the golf story) transferred to Gallaudet as
a junior. He wanted to play baseball but felt his skills
were not good enough and so, did not sign up to play.

He watched some Gallaudet games and realized he was wrong;
he felt he was better than some of the players on the team.

As a senior, he came out for his only season in baseball,
and was a vital starter at shortstop.

After Gallaudet he played shortstop for the MWAD softball
team for many years.

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The voice of University of Tennessee sports

John Ward, not deaf, passed away recently. When
he was younger he was the voice of University of
Tennessee sports (especially football and basketball).
The Vols fans loved to hear what he had to say.

He grew up near the campus of Tennessee School
for the Deaf. His father had a building named
after him – the Ward Building. His mother taught
at the deaf school for over 40 years. For these
reasons, John knew what Tennessee School for
the Deaf was all about – and the deaf school
had strong teams in football and basketball
during the twenties and thirties.

Yet – John only saw one sporting event on the
TSD campus over the years.

And never would he write about or make a mention
of TSD sports.

And even a TSD graduate attended University of
Tennessee and became the sports editor of the
campus newspaper! Did John know him?

Always a mystery!

 

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DeafDigest Sports – June 21, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— 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!

………………………………….

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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