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DeafDigest Sports – August 6, 2018

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— August football games

— Sierra Leone soccer

— West Africa soccer score

— a past Gallaudet basketball player now playing semi pro

— random deafsports thoughts

— DeafDigest Sports congratulates Bob Dramin

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-woman-semipro-player/

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf woman, long time basketball pro
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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deaf schools football games – August

Aug 17 Riverside hosts Public Safety Academy
Aug 17 Phoenix at NFL YET
Aug 17 Fremont hosts Encina Prep
Aug 17 Indiana hosts Traders Point

Aug 23 Florida hosts Oak Hall

Aug 24 Indiana at Trinity Lutheran
Aug 24 Phoenix hots Hayden
Aug 24 Riverside at Cornerstone Christian
Aug 24 Michigan at Posen
Aug 24 Maryland hosts FCA Bucks
Aug 24 Model at Green Street Academy

Aug 25 Louisiana hosts Georgia
Aug 25 Fremont at North Tahoe

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 31 Alabama hosts Valley Head
Aug 31 Maryland at Maryland Christian
Aug 31 Texas at DasCHE
Aug 31 Indiana hosts Howe
Aug 31 Fremont at San Juan
Aug 31 Riverside hosts Ray

note:
rest of football-playing schools start their seasons
in September.

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Sierra Leone soccer anger

President of the Sierra Leone Deaf Sport Federation (SLDSF), Madam Theresa
Ramatu Sesay has expressed dissatisfaction over the refusal of the
government through the Ministry of Sport, to support the Federation to
participate in the eighth session of the West Africa Deaf Football
Tournament (WADFT) in Lome, Togo this August 2018.

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West Africa Deaf Football (soccer) tournament

Ghana       9
Benin       0

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past Gallaudet women’s basketball player Zamica Gage

from a tweet

Zamica Gage made her first debut as a  Deaf semi pro basketball player,
playing for the Cleveland Blaze. Her final stat is 11 points and 1 assist.

note:
the Blaze web site says:
Established in 2018, Cleveland Blaze is the only professional women’s
basketball team in the State of Ohio. Blaze plays in the WABA which is the
sister  league of the ABA. The Blaze is also the sister team to the
Cleveland Blazers Men’s professional basketball team who plays in the
largest league in the United States which presently has over 140 teams in
the league.

Her jersey number is  zero

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random deafsports thoughts

Zamaica Gage is not the first Gallaudet women to play
basketball either in the pro or in the semi pro ranks.

The honor of being the first one goes to Ronda Jo Miller.
In addition to playing one pre-season game with the
Washington Mystics, she played professionally overseas
for several years and also played on several women’s
barnstorming teams that traveled across USA playing
exhibition games against other women’s teams.

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DeafDigest Sports congratulates Bob Dramin

I felt so overwhelmed and emotional when I won the MDGA Championship after
28 years.

On Thursday, August 2nd morning it was a chilly 57 degrees that I decided
to wear rain pants to keep my legs warm for the entire 18 holes. Those
pants belonged to my dad that were always stored in my golf bag and I had
not worn them for a long time, yet they may have brought me good luck in
winning the MDGA Championship.

Last Wednesday, August 1st I found out that my Wood 3 was cracked badly
after I hit it very good and made a birdie. So the Warshaw men took me to
Golf Galaxy. It was the fastest trade without any negotiation as I bought
it last year. Lucky for me that they still had the same one in stock.
I am proud of Team Illinois (Curtis Blankenburg, Shawn Lockhart, Charles
Peckham, and myself) that won the 2018 State Championship after a five
year drought when the Illinois team last won it in 2013!

Like always it is to good to meet old and new golfers at the MDGA
Tournament. Looking forward for another MDGA Tournament next year in
Indiana.
Bob Dramin

Congratulations to Bob Dramin on winning his first
MDGA tournament!!! This was his 28th tournament. His 5th time to finish in
the Top 5. He had been in quite a few “final groups” on the final round.
He commented to me a few times over the years on how he would always be
watching other people compete for the championship. Well, this time I was
watching him compete for the championship. The front nine, he was calm and
just playing golf, keeping the ball in play. The back nine on the last day
is when the real tournament starts. He made a few mistakes, his
ball-hitting was not as good, and he was not as calm. However, in the end,
on the 18th green, when he realized he needed to make par to win, he made
a great long putt from off the front of the green to maybe six feet. I
would guess he was at least 90 feet from the hole. The pin was back left
and he was front right, pretty much all uphill. Heck of a putt to get it
that close from so far away. Then with maybe 30 people watching, he drains
the six-footer dead center to win. Great stuff!

Darrell Hovinen

 

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