DeafDigest Sports – August 26, 2018
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— Saturday’s football scores
— Michigan volleyball
— Kentucky pre-season volleyball standings
— Rogers Printup basketball
— Tennessee volleyball
— Indiana volleyball
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deaf schools won/lost records (as of 8/26/18)
2018 football scores (as of 8/26/18)
deaf schools football games – August
Saturday football scores
Louisiana 38 Georgia 0
Fremont 44 North Tahoe 23
Thursday football score
Oak Hall 54 Florida 0
Friday football scores
Indiana 38 Trinity Lutheran 30
Maryland 48 FCA Bucks 8
Hayden 56 Phoenix 8
next week’s games
Aug 30 Florida at Halifax Academy
Aug 30 Colorado at Weldon Valley
Aug 30 Riverside hosts San Jacinto Valley
Aug 30 Oklahoma at Arkansas
Aug 30 Wisconsin at Alden-Hebron
Aug 30 Maryland at Central Virginia Spartans
Aug 31 Alabama hosts Valley Head
Aug 31 Maryland at Maryland Christian
cancelled (Maryland Christian dropped football; replacement game 8/30 above)
Aug 31 Texas at DasCHE
Aug 31 Indiana hosts Howe
Aug 31 Fremont at San Juan
Aug 31 Phoenix hosts Ray
rest of football-playing schools start their seasons
Kentucky pre-season volleyball standings
1st- Tennessee School for the Deaf
2nd- Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
3rd- Georgia School for the Deaf
4th- Kentucky School for the Deaf
5th- Michigan School for the Deaf
The California School for the Deaf varsity football team won Saturday’s
away non-conference game against North Tahoe (Tahoe City, CA) by a score
Indiana volleyball at Hoosiers Invitational
lost 0-2 to Sheridan
lost 0-2 to Southwestern
High school football preview: Orioles have enough returners to continue to
Maryland School for the Deaf football coach Ryan Bonheyo was joined by
three of his players during an interview in the school’s gym.
Each one of the Orioles present, Eric Long, Rory Lewis and Jason Werner,
were impact players last season.
Long emerged as MSD’s top rusher, helping the Orioles absorb the loss of
standout running back Brady Perry to injury. And quarterback Lewis and
tight end Werner helped provide a passing attack to complement MSD’s
trademark prolific ground game.
“We’re returning our quarterback and our leading rusher and our
leading receiver,” Bonheyo said. “So we feel real good about our
Such a feeling could be bad news for MSD’s opponents, given the
program’s penchant for piling up points. Last year, the Orioles averaged
41.5 points a game.
Granted, MSD has three new starters on the offensive line who must jell
enough to help players like Long, Lewis and Werner continue to flourish.
Also, the defense has to cope with the loss of standout linebacker John
But returning key skill players on offense is a good starting point for
any team, and one of those returners is a rarity for Bonheyo.
“This year is really my first year as a head coach that I have a
returning quarterack,” said Bonheyo, in his fourth season at the helm.
“So I’m really excited to see how we can run this offense.”
Run is the operative word. The Orioles’ offense is built around its
rushing attack pretty much every year, and that won’t change this
Long gives MSD a proven weapon in the backfield. After the speedy Perry
suffered a broken fibula in the second game of last season, Long ranked
among Frederick County’s top rushers with 904 yards and 14 touchdowns on
72 carries. Now that Perry has graduated, Long will once again get plenty
“He’s got a lot of potential,” Bonheyo said. “We saw that last
year, so we’re really looking forward to seeing what he can do this
year. That’s really up to him, to reach his peak. We have other backs
that create holes for him.”
Long suffered a meniscus tear late last year and had surgery in December.
But he said his knee felt 100 percent, and he’ll strive to avoid another
“We’re pretty well known for our offense at MSD, so I want to
represent that more,” the senior said. “Brady has left, so I don’t
want to have too much of a gap there. I want to be able to fill his shoes
as best I can.”
Lewis, a dual-threat quarterback, wasn’t asked to pass often last
season, when his 49 attempts weren’t much more than the number put up in
a single game by quarterbacks in pass-oriented offenses.
Still, the quarterback had 26 completions and six touchdown passes, and
the experience gained from being a starter could prove beneficial.
“Being a senior and being a captain with these guys, I feel like players
are listening to me a little bit more,” he said. “And I’m getting a
lot more reps, and I feel like I’m throwing the ball better this
Like Lewis, Werner is one of the Orioles’ senior captains, and he is now
a seasoned veteran.
“I feel a lot more confident. Last year, I was a little bit more
timid,” Werner said. “I feel I’m leading a little bit more. I feel a
little stronger, a little more talented. A little bit more speed as
Speed is typically one of MSD’s strongpoints, and it should once again
be a strength on both sides of the ball.
But on defense, the Orioles have to move on after losing John Werner Jr.
“We probably lost one of our best linebackers of all time, John Werner
Jr.,” Bonheyo said. “So it’s going to be really hard to replace him.
We’ve got a lot of young guys that are going to step up and hopefully
contribute to our defense.”
But Long, a free safety, led the Orioles in interceptions last season,
while Miguel Pavao and Jason Werner anchor the linebackers corps. Also,
MSD returns Rayston Fonseca on the defensive line.
Fonseca also suffered a serious injury last season, tearing his ACL midway
through the season.
“We had the injury bug, we got bit big time last year,” the coach
said. “So, our main goal is really to try to stay healthy throughout the
Despite such adversity, the Orioles went 8-3 and claimed another national
deaf prep championship, and the returners hope to do similar things this
“I’m really excited for this football season,” Werner said.
“We’re tired, but we’re working our way up right now, and we’re
confident. I think we’re ready for this season.”
Postseason appearances: 2
Last playoff appearance: 2014, CACF (now-defunct) championship, defeated
KIPP School, 42-0
National deaf titles: 14
Coach, record with team: Ryan Bonheyo, fourth season, 29-4
2017 record: 8-3, national deaf prep champion
2017 review: The Orioles lost their top running back, Brady Perry, to a
broken fibula during the second week of the season. They lost their top
lineman, Rayston Fonseca, to an ACL injury midway through the season.
Despite such adversity, MSD enjoyed another winning year and captured its
fourth straight national deaf prep championship. The offense was typically
prolific, averaging 41.5 points a game. Eric Long led the way, ranking
among Frederick County’s rushing leaders with 904 yards and 14
touchdowns on 72 carries. The defense held opponents to eight points or
less five times. The Orioles won eight of their first nine games, but
suffered losses to National Christian and Green Street Academy late in the
Returning starters: 6 offense, 4 defense
Varsity Volleyball- Day 2 in Kentucky and the weather is still sweltering.
Michigan School for the Deaf has always played best in the morning, and
today was no exception. MSD went up against Kentucky School for the Deaf
first, and we went 3 rounds with them. Freshman Taylor Stebbins played
great, with 11 aces while serving at 84%. Chloe Woggerman added 6 kills
to her stats. Despite all the improvements, MSD lost. Scores were 19-24,
25-23, & 6-15. Next the Tartars took on the Tennessee Vikings. They have
been undefeated so far in this tournament, and it made our girls lose
their confidence. Addison Blair took control of the court, but it
wasnяяt enough. Scores were 5-25 & 9-25. Our last match of the
tournament was against Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, and our spirit
was back up. Addison was serving at 100% & receiving at 86%. Atlanta
serves were more consistent and MSD lost the match. The scores were 14-25
and 13-25. The Lady Tartars learned a lot and made many adjustme
nts and improvements. We are excited to return in 3 weeks for the annual
spike out tournament, and show them what weяяve learned. Thank you
Kentucky for a wonderful experience, weяяll be back!
All tournament players from MSD:
Addison Blair & Chloe Woggerman
Lady Vikings Volleyball win the KSD Preseason Spike-Out Championship
beating Atlanta 2-0 (25-20, 25-16)!
Lady Vikings Volleyball wins their second match of the KSD Preseason
Spike-Out against Georgia 2-1 (20-25; 25-15; 15-10)
Lady Vikings Volleyball handles Michigan 2-0 (25-5; 25-9).
Next up is Kentucky at 3:00! #GoLadyVikings @ Kentucky School for the Deaf
Aggie guard Rogers Printup: one title already under his belt
Rogers Printup’s experience three years ago was something he will
remember for the rest of his life when he represented Team USA at the
World Deaf Basketball Championships in Taiwan.
“As the youngest person on my team, I hit the game-winning free throws
in our semifinal against Russia, represented my country and won a silver
medal against the best team in the world. How lucky am I?” reports the
personable UC Davis junior guard.
If he felt lucky then, one could only imagine the thoughts and feelings
that took place after the final buzzer sounded inside the Field House at
Gallaudet University (Washington, D.C.) — site of this year’s world
This time around, Printup and his teammates were crowned world champions.
In addition to the traditional tasting of the gold medal — “It sits
heavy around your neck, and it tastes good,” said the Orange County
native — Printup learned, after Team USA’s 81-63 victory versus Japan,
that he was named to the Best Five tournament team.
Printup’s golden performance started back in 2015 when coaches were so
thrilled with his effort, performance and leadership, they invited him
back to this summer’s championship on home soil.
“Team USA coaches followed me throughout my time at UC Davis and wanted
me to return. Since I didn’t have any conflicts, I couldn’t wait to
wear that jersey once again,” Printup said. “And go for the gold.”
As one of the veteran players on the squad, Printup understood what he
needed to do on the court to help Team USA succeed and embraced his role
as a leader and mentor to one of Team USA’s youngest U21 rosters.
“Three years ago, I did not know what to expect,” explains Printup,
who saw his Aggie role expand last season (3.8 ppg in 13.8 minutes a
game). “The older guys played a key role in teaching me about how
challenging (the USA) tournament is — both on the court and off the
court — when and how I needed to take care of my body and prepare for
the challenge of playing multiple games within a short timespan.
“This year, I wanted to do everything I could to help all the new guys
enjoy this experience because I was once in their position.”
Part of Printup’s job as the team’s leader involved teaching FIBA
rules. The international regulations differ from the traditional set
employed by the NCAA. Minor differences, which have the potential to play
a key role if not understood properly (especially in crunch time), include
four, 10-minute quarters, a 24-second shot clock, an extended three-point
line (22 feet, 2 inches from the hoop vs. 20 feet, 9 inches in college)
and the ability to knock the ball back into play once a shot hits the rim.
“I especially wanted the new guys to understand that it is an honor to
represent Team USA, so enjoy this experience when you can,” the 6-foot-4
deadeye continued. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to say you
represented your country, but remember, you are here for a reason — to
work hard and help the team win. Especially with a target on our backs
because every team wants to say, ‘We took down Team USA on its home
“I also wanted them to understand that a large group of people are
working hard to provide a unique opportunity, so make sure to thank the
coaches, staff, equipment manager and our hosts at Gallaudet
What the third-year Aggie shared with his teammates struck a chord based
on the way the team performed from the opening tip throughout the entire
tournament. After defeating Israel, 103-24 in its opening game, Team USA
collected additional wins against Australia (95-28), Ukraine (93-48) —
which included Printup’s game-high 20 points — Lithuania (113-39),
Canada (126-23) and a thrilling 78-73 result against Spain, which allowed
the hosts to earn a place in the title tilt.
“We knew our game against Spain was going to be a tough one, and it went
down to the wire. That was a good learning experience for everyone because
we needed to play our best basketball to advance. The next game, everyone
was locked in from the moment we arrived because of what happened in that
semifinal,” Printup added.
On the day of the tournament’s marquee game, Printup woke up to a
familiar feeling, once that ultimately came to fruition by the time he
returned to that same bed…
“When my parents asked how I felt before that game, I told them I
understood what I need to do,” said a smiling Printup.
Printup said he and his team played that day “with a sense of
It was that sense of urgency, combined with Team USA’s collective
talent, that led to the celebration after the final horn sounded against
Japan in the finale.
“Not many people understand the challenges, issues and sacrifices me, my
family and my friends had to make growing up. It is awesome to thank
everyone in this way, by winning a gold medal, and hear stories from other
people within the deaf community — stories that were similar to my
own,” reports Printup.
During the six-hour flight home, the events that took place throughout the
tournament started to sink in. Printup reflected further…
“I was not angry or disappointed about what happened three years ago,
but it was something that was easy to digest knowing I did everything I
could to help the team reach its intended goal. Life goes on.
“I used that experience as extra motivation this time … being able to
go home and tell family and friends about this experience, and celebrating
with them was awesome.”
Now that Printup is back on campus, and as Aggie basketball practice
starts up, a new challenge awaits him — successfully defending UC
Davis’ Big West title and hopefully advancing to the NCAA Tournament
“We have a special team this year, I cannot wait to develop chemistry
and build relationships with the new guys,” Printup said. “We have
goals in mind, but want to take things one day at a time. It’s a long
season and we want to improve each day.”
Printup added, “It’s always great to see the guys, it’s been six
weeks and it seemed like forever. Once workouts started, we all felt like
we returned home; each one of us cannot wait for the season to start.”
Notes: Rogers is the son of Erika Printup. He attended Orange Lutheran
High; he scored a career-high 20 points in a win over William Jessup last
December. He also canned 15 in a February win against Cal Poly. …A
spectacular UCD schedule sees the men open at home with San Francisco
(Nov. 6) and San Diego (Nov. 9) before heading to Arkansas (Nov. 12). The
Aggies also meet Texas-Arlington (Nov. 18), Indiana (Nov. 23), Arizona
(Dec. 22) and USC (Dec. 30) — all on the road. Big West Conference opens
at UC Irvine on Jan. 10. Anteater-Aggie basketball has become the fiercest
BWC rivalry in recent years.