2019/06/18

DeafDigest Sports – June 15-18, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts (series of basketball injuries)

— 2019 deaf vs deaf football games; all except 4 schedules turned in
(as revised)

— a member of past state championship baseball team

— joining a new football conference

— an unbeaten volleyball coach

— Florida girls’ basketball

— Gallaudet camps updates

— incorrect ball/strike comment

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Gallaudet sports

The Gallaudet University women’s volleyball program held a successful
volleyball clinic at the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) here from June
3-7. The clinic had 43 participants and 13 staffers.

The Gallaudet University women’s basketball program will participate in
the 8th annual National Deaf Girls Basketball camp on July 27-31 at the
Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick, Md.

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Arkansas sports

part of newspaper story

Catching up with Legion state champ Tommy Varner

He played baseball at East Central University for two years before
attending the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha, earning a deaf
education and mathematics degree.

In Stillwater, Varner played summer baseball with Hanner-Sharp’s American
Legion Majors baseball team. He was the starting first baseman on the 1989
Legion team that won the program’s only Majors State Championship.

note:
Tommy taught and coached at Oklahoma SD for years until he moved
to Arkansas SD. He is currently the school’s football coach as well
as the athletic director.

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Colorado football

Ark Valley leagues affected by CHSAA football alignment

part of newspaper story

Six-man South-Central League

Aguilar

Branson/Kim

Colorado Deaf and Blind

Manzanola

Primero

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Florida girls’ basketball

part of newspaper story

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind’s girls basketball
team won 20 games and defeated St. Joseph for the first time in 24 years.

note:
this article summarized the accomplishments of local high
school teams.

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West Virginia volleyball

part of newspaper story

Carl W. Flanagan of Romney was recognized by the West Virginia Coaches
Association for his many years of service to the coaching fraternity.
Flanagan coached the West Virginia Deaf School volleyball team to a 259-14
record and was undefeated for 14 years.

note:

must be before DeafDigest Sports editor’s time, in these years prior to
1986.

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2019 deaf vs deaf football games; all schedules turned in
except for 4 schools

It is revised.

2019 deaf vs deaf football games

Aug 29 Louisiana at Arkansas
Aug 31 Phoenix at Mississippi

Sep  5 Wisconsin at Kansas
Sep  7 Arkansas at Missouri
Sep  7 South Carolina at Louisiana
Sep  7 Oklahoma at Iowa
Sep 12 Tennessee at South Carolina
Sep 12 Mississippi at Louisiana
Sep 12 Missouri at Oklahoma
Sep 14 Kansas at Minnesota
Sep 14 Iowa at New Mexico
Sep 19 Tennessee at Alabama
Sep 21 Florida at Mississippi
Sep 21 Iowa at Minnesota
Sep 21 Oklahoma at Louisiana
Sep 21 Missouri at Kansas
Sep 21 Riverside at Phoenix
Sep 24 Oklahoma at Kansas
Sep 27 Texas at Maryland
Sep 28 Mississippi at Tennessee
Sep 28 Illinois at Wisconsin
Sep 28 Louisiana at South Carolina
Sep 28 New Mexico at Arkansas
Sep 28 Alabama at Indiana
Sep 28 Minnesota at Missouri

Oct  3 South Carolina at Tennessee
Oct  3 Iowa at Wisconsin
Oct  3 Louisiana at Mississippi
Oct  4 Washington at Riverside
Oct  5 Minnesota at New Mexico
Oct  5 Illinois at Kansas
Oct  5 Model at Alabama
Oct  5 Arkansas at Oklahoma
Oct 12 Alabama at Louisiana
Oct 12 Florida at Tennessee
Oct 12 Michigan at Minnesota
Oct 12 Kansas at New Mexico
Oct 12 Arkansas at Iowa
Oct 12 Missouri at Illinois
Oct 12 Riverside at Fremont
Oct 12 Mississippi at Oklahoma
Oct 16 Minnesota at Wisconsin
Oct 18 Indiana at Model
Oct 18 Washington at New Mexico
Oct 18 Missouri at Iowa
Oct 19 Mississippi at Alabama
Oct 19 Louisiana at Florida
Oct 22 Kansas at Iowa
Oct 26 Alabama at Florida
Oct 26 Kansas at Arkansas
Oct 26 Maryland at Mississippi
Oct 26 Minnesota at Oklahoma
Oct 26 Missouri at Wisconsin

note:
Michigan returns to football after not playing
this sport in 2018

Florida switches to 8-man football

Scheduled games may be subject to changes

After one year absence, the Fremont-Riverside
Big Game resumes.

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random deafsports thoughts

Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson
suffered devastating injuries in two consecutive
playoff games that will sideline them either for
the entire, or a significant part of the next
2019-2020 basketball season.

Can’t happen to the deaf?

It did!

In the 1966-67 basketball season a game between
Maryland SD and Kendall SD (before 9-12 grades
became MSSD) took place at the old Gallaudet
Hughes Field House. Starters Arkley Wright
broke his forearm and was lost for the season.
Then another starter Gordon Gray slammed his
head into the wall during a layup attempt
and badly gashed his forehead, and like with
Wright, was lost for the season.

Deaf referee Dick Caswell officiated the
game and said he never saw this happen in his
many years of basketball refereeing!

Maryland coach Don Phelps relied on Wright
and Gray, his top two players, to carry the
team on their shoulders, during that season.
With both gone, it pretty much devastated
Maryland’s season.

Kendall, by the way, won the game.

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incorrect ball/strike comment

from a tweet

Fun Fact: Did you know the creation of balls and strike hand signals by
umpires was because deaf ballplayer William Dummy Hoy couldn’t hear what
the umpire’s call was.

note:
the umpire does not shout out balls; he only shout-outs strikes

True story – a rookie deaf umpire, working the home plate, made
the mistake of shouting out balls. He was advised that balls signal
are not shouted out; only strikes are.

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2019/06/14

DeafDigest Sports – June 12-14, 2019

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2019 deaf vs deaf football games; all except 4 schedules turned in

— new football coach

— women’s football team strength coach

— Fremont baseball

— a surprise Ninja Warrior competitor

— a minor league women’s pro basketball player

— Austin basketball

— professional men’s basketball player

— triathlete hoping to become a pro

— a school not playing football in 2019

– NCAA-I women’s basketball committment

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Gallaudet football

Adham Taalat, a fierce deafensive lineman who
led Gallaudet to the NCAA-III playoffs few
years ago and had tryouts with three different
NFL teams, is the strength coach of DC Divas,
one of the nation’s leading women’s pro football
teams.

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Fremont baseball

Bay Counties League all-stars

Jaden Reader, Calif. School for the Deaf;
Luke Bella, Calif. School for the Deaf;

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Georgia football

GSD will not field a football team for the 2019 season.

We hope to return to the field of play for the 2020 season

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Kansas football

Brock Maelzer is the new football coach.

He replaces long time coach Richard Ward

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Oklahoma girls’ basketball

part of newspaper story

part of newspaper story

Oklahoma Warriors’ women’s minor league basketball

Rounding out the roster is Saranna Fewel, a 5-5 forward
who played at Oklahoma School for the Deaf.

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a surpise Ninja Warrior competitor

it is Tamika Catchings who is deaf and will be
competing in Ninja Warrior TV series

She is a retired women’s professional basketball
player.

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Austin deaf basketball

won the National Deaf Basketball Organization
championship, defeating City Monsters (Ohio)
71-66 last weekend.

It was their second championship in four seasons.

This season, team went 14-2, which included three
championships – (Spartans Invitational, SWBAD, and NBDO)
plus a 4th place finish at the USADB Men’s Division I.

We have Melvin Chriss, Ty Hubbard, Martel VanZant,
Darius Cooper, David Valverde Jr, Danny Blalock,
Austin Kimbrough, and a CODA, Chris Hyche.
Chris is current playing for Harlem Globetrotters.

NDBO allows one CODA player per team. I played myself too.
If Dwight Brewington played we would have been
undefeated 16-0 instead of 14-2.

We lost to Indy Hawks in overtime and Frederick Boys.

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professional men’s basketball player

Macam Macam was played overseas in El Salvador and FC
Barcelona Lassa (Spain).  He is 7 foot tall.

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triathlete hoping to become a pro

part of newspaper story

A deaf triathlete has plans to turn professional after he impressed at the
European Triathlon Championships earlier this month.

Oliver Pritchard, 22, finished 11th out of 23 in the 20-24 category and in
the top quarter of males at the event in Weert, Netherlands, alongside
some of the world’s elite triathletes.

He is from Great Britain.

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NCAA-I women’s basketball commitment

part of newspaper story

After leading the Argyle girls basketball team to its fifth consecutive
Class 4A state championship, Rhyle McKinney announced on Twitter on
Thursday that she has committed to SMU.

She is deaf.

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2019 deaf vs deaf football games; all schedules turned in
except for 4 schools

2019 deaf vs deaf football games

Aug 29 Louisiana at Arkansas

Sep  5 Wisconsin at Kansas
Sep  7 Arkansas at Missouri
Sep  7 South Carolina at Louisiana
Sep  7 Oklahoma at Iowa
Sep 12 Tennessee at South Carolina
Sep 12 Mississippi at Louisiana
Sep 12 Missouri at Oklahoma
Sep 14 Kansas at Minnesota
Sep 14 Iowa at New Mexico
Sep 19 Tennessee at Alabama
Sep 21 Florida at Mississippi
Sep 21 Iowa at Minnesota
Sep 21 Oklahoma at Louisiana
Sep 21 Missouri at Kansas
Sep 21 Riverside at Phoenix
Sep 24 Oklahoma at Kansas
Sep 27 Texas at Maryland
Sep 28 Mississippi at Tennessee
Sep 28 Illinois at Wisconsin
Sep 28 Louisiana at South Carolina
Sep 28 New Mexico at Arkansas
Sep 28 Alabama at Indiana
Sep 28 Minnesota at Missouri

Oct  3 South Carolina at Tennessee
Oct  3 Iowa at Wisconsin
Oct  3 Louisiana at Mississippi
Oct  4 Washington at Riverside
Oct  5 Minnesota at New Mexico
Oct  5 Illinois at Kansas
Oct  5 Model at Alabama
Oct  5 Arkansas at Oklahoma
Oct 12 Alabama at Louisiana
Oct 12 Florida at Tennessee
Oct 12 Michigan at Minnesota
Oct 12 Kansas at New Mexico
Oct 12 Arkansas at Iowa
Oct 12 Missouri at Illinois
Oct 12 Riverside at Fremont
Oct 12 Mississippi at Oklahoma
Oct 16 Minnesota at Wisconsin
Oct 18 Indiana at Model
Oct 18 Washington at New Mexico
Oct 18 Missouri at Iowa
Oct 19 Mississippi at Alabama
Oct 19 Louisiana at Florida
Oct 22 Kansas at Iowa
Oct 26 Alabama at Florida
Oct 26 Kansas at Arkansas
Oct 26 Maryland at Mississippi
Oct 26 Minnesota at Oklahoma
Oct 26 Missouri at Wisconsin

note:
Michigan returns to football after not playing
this sport in 2018

Florida switches to 8-man football

Scheduled games may be subject to changes

After one year absence, the Fremont-Riverside
Big Game resumes.

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random deafsports thoughts

Some days, no deaf sports stories in newspapers.

Some days, so many deaf sports stories in newspapers.

Can be quite overwhelming!

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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2019/06/11

DeafDigest Sports – June 9-11, 2019

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 17 schedules turned in

— book on Gallaudet men’s basketball history

— golfers in hall of fame

— Texas girls’ basketball honored

— Illinois football legend

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2019 football schedules, 17 turned in so far

Just hoping all schedules will be turned in
before schools close for the summer.

If you have completed your football schedule, please
email it to barry@deafdigest.com

DeafDigest Sports wants to post deaf vs deaf
games for your benefit but cannot until all
schedules are turned in

thank you for understanding

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Gallaudet men’s basketball history book

If you have played basketball at Gallaudet and
have funny stories, funny tales and funny
anecdotes to share, please email:

barry@deafdigest.com

The book is slated for release during the Feb. 14-15, 2020
weekend.

This is a book of tales plus past scores and past won/lost
records – and not just only scores and won/lost records.

And, yes, many pictures in the book.

Thank you.

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Illinois football legend

part of newspaper story

50 years on, Poncar still an ISD athletics legend

Robert “Bob” Poncar was a halfback, fullback and linebacker on the
Illinois School for the Deaf’s football team in the late 1950s and early
’60s.

It was the late 1950s and early 1960s, and one of the best — if not the
best — prep football players in Illinois was playing in central Illinois.

More than 50 years later, Illinois School for the Deaf graduate Robert
“Bob” Poncar’s name still comes up — especially around football season —
as a name to remember for the records he broke and the talent he
displayed.

Poncar was widely considered the best prep football player playing during
his time. He wore the numbers 32 and 43 for the ISD Tigers, playing
halfback, fullback and linebacker on defense. He also averaged 17.6-plus
yards per carry, a rare rate at any level. In 1961, he had 23 touchdowns,
running for 1,470 total yards.

He was a machine, an undeniable talent.

His speed, agility and logical thinking helped Poncar excel not only in
football but in basketball, in which he averaged 18 points per game;
baseball and track.

While he was most commonly known as a fullback, Poncar also kicked for 18
extra points. As a senior, he was voted All-State and named a High School
All-American, both in football. He was eligible to play in the high school
all-star game in Oklahoma City that May but sat out with a knee injury.

He was recruited to play at Southern Illinois University, University of
Wisconsin, Texas University and Notre Dame but knee injuries also
prevented him from playing at the college level.

note:
Poncar was the talk of the Gallaudet athletic crowd, all hoping
he would enroll at Gallaudet. It was not to be.

He liked to run over people, not around people and that was
he was pretty much banged up despite getting his yardage
on the ground.

Recalls Herb Mapes, Poncar’s teammate, who played four seasons on
the offensive line at Gallaudet – it was always a first down each
time he carried the ball.

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Texas girls’ basketball honored

part of newspaper story

Achievements honored at inaugural Best of All-Centex Preps awards

The Inspiration Award went to the girls basketball team from the Texas
School for the Deaf, which advanced to the TAPPS Class 4A Final Four after
an undefeated regular season. Coached by Brian Sepak and led by seniors
Janelle Coons, Leila Sicola and Sunita Schmidjord, TSD set a national
record among deaf schools with 33 wins and dominated a schedule mostly
made up of hearing-able teams.

note:
Coach’s last name is Sipek, not Sepak.

TSD set a national record among deaf schools with 33 wins?
Don’t know. DeafDigest Sports editor has not researched it.

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from DeafDigest, remembering the past

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Stan Benowitz
who departed us last week. He was a long time teacher
at several schools for the deaf and his influence on
students was profound.
It is not generally known that he is the Father
of Modern Gallaudet football; it is a long story, but
to make it short, he crafted a funding proposal during
his Gallaudet student days in 1947 that made possible
the restarting of football as a varsity sport on the
campus. Simply put, no Benowitz, no restarting of
Gallaudet football in 1947.

DeafDigest also dedicates this edition to Bob
Dillman, who departed us this week.
As a much younger man, Bob was the Gallaudet
quarterback, no big deal, except that he made
a successful transition from 6-man quarterback
to 11-man quarterback. 6-man quarterbacks cannot
hand off the ball; they must pitch out the ball,
and so his transition to 11-man football was
successful. He was from South Dakota School for
the Deaf.

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part of newspaper story – West Virginia high school football
all star game

GAME CLINCHER NULLIFIED: The South was able to make it close thanks to a
suspect block-in-the-back penalty on Petersburg’s Jacob Hartman’s 37-yard
touchdown return of an interception with 5:40 to play. Had it stood, the
North would have had a two touchdown lead with little time remaining.

“A lot of people don’t realize that Jacob is deaf,” Harman said. “I will
tell you this, there is no one tougher out on the field than that guy.

note:
Jacob Hartman, who played QB and linebacker at Petersburg HS is bound for
Glenville State University, a NCAA-II program. Even though he has the arm
as the quaterback, he probably will play linebacker. He chose Glenville
for one reason – his older brother (hearing) is on the team.

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Golfers in hall of fame

press release

USDGA HALL OF FAME news release

TIM DAPP AND PATTY LOPEZ SELECTED TO
UNITED STATES DEAF GOLF ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME

The United States Deaf Golf Association Hall of Fame Committee announces
two new Hall of Fame inductees, Timothy Dapp of The Villages, FL as a
leader and Patricia
Lopez of Scottsdale, AZ as a player.   Tim and Patty will be honored at
the USDGA Hall of Fame ceremony during the United States Deaf Golf
Championship event to be
held at Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield, Connecticut this July 12,
2019.

Tim was a Williamsport, PA native before living in Crofton, Maryland for
many years.  He was involved with the Maryland Deaf Golf Association
(MDDGA) for over 25
years, serving as its president for over ten years.  He served the
Southeast Deaf Golf Association as President and Vice President from 2005
– 2016.  He was elected
and served as the United States Deaf Golf Association Vice President and
Team Director from 2009 to present.  As team director, he was able to lead
the United
States teams to several wins in World Deaf Golf Championship tournaments.
He also directed a youth golf camp in Maryland in 2015.  His leadership
has been
recognized by his excellent coaching and playing in USDGA events.  He won
USDGA’s Senior Championship four times and led the Men’s team to the World
Deaf Golf
Championship (WDGC) in 2008.  He continued to lead the Senior team winning
in 2014 and 2018.  Recently he placed third in the WDGC Senior Individuals
in Maynooth,
Ireland last July 2018.  Tim Dapp has attended many golf tournaments and
has been recognized and honored by their respective golf organizations.
He and his wife,
Julie moved to live in The Villages in 2018.

Patricia “Patty” Lopez grew up in Visalia, California.  When she was 15
years old, she tagged along with her father, playing golf and eventually
joined a men’s golf
team in junior college.  At California State University in Northridge she
was on the Women’s Golf team and qualified for individual competition at
the Association
for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) for two years.  She helped
her CSUN team win Southern California Athletic Association and Western
Collegiate
Athletics Association (SCAA-WCAA) twice in 1977 through 1980.  She
participated in several amateur tournaments winning sectional qualifying
to enter stroke play and
match play.  She won Farwest Deaf Golf Association (FWDGA) tournament in
1979 and placed third at FWDGA tournament in 1981.  She competed in USDGA
tournaments in
1982 & 1984.  When she joined the Players West Tour as a professional, she
won five times in 1983 through 1993, including back to back wins in 1989 &
1990.  She was
selected as one of the top 10 players to play in Japan for two weeks.
She was an LPGA Teaching Professional from 1993 to 2006.  After retiring
from professional
golf, she returned to amateur competition winning USDGC competition three
times in 2013, 2015 & 2017.  She competed in and won the World Deaf Golf
Championship in
2014 and was one of the top 5 golfers in 2016 & 2018 WDGC competitions.
She moved to Scottsdale, AZ in 2017.

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random deafsports thoughts

See above story on golf.

One of the caddies that served Patty Lopez on her rounds
was the late Gil Lentz. Patty praised Lentz as the best
caddie she has ever had.

Lentz pushed hard to promote Deaf Golf in Northern
California. He was a pretty much good golfer in his
own right.

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2019/06/08

DeafDigest Sports – June 3-8, 2019

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 17 schedules turned in

— book on Gallaudet men’s basketball history

— Gallaudet softball

— Jim Kyte update

— past Gallaudet football player in hall of fame

— update on another deaf pro tennis player

— best deaf 3-man basketball teams?

— deaf basketball referee

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2019 football schedules, 17 turned in so far

three schedules were turned in this week
(two via maxpreps postings and one directly by a school)

Just hoping all schedules will be turned in
before schools close for the summer.

If you have completed your football schedule, please
email it to barry@deafdigest.com

DeafDigest Sports wants to post deaf vs deaf
games for your benefit but cannot until all
schedules are turned in

thank you for understanding

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Gallaudet men’s basketball history book

Gallaudet men’s basketball reunion set for Feb. 14-15, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is planning
a reunion for Feb. 14-15, 2020. This event is open to the public and will
be held Valentine’s Day weekend. Events will include an alumni game,
banquet with a silent auction, Gallaudet men’s and women’s basketball
games, campus tour, release of Barry Strassler’s Gallaudet basketball
history book and much more. More details will be shared this fall.

For more information please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head coach
Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

Please save the date – Feb. 14-15, 2020 – and we look forward to seeing
you back on campus. Go Bison!

note:
Finishing up the Gallaudet men’s basketball history book is a top
priority with DeafDigest Sports editor. It is a lot of hard work,
but it is not his first book. He wrote the book on Gallaudet
football history way back in early 1990’s.  Sorry, that football
book is out of stock.

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Gallaudet football

as edited from a newspaper story

Roger Coyer, who played two seasons of football at Gallaudet
during late sixties/early seventies after transferring from
a 2-year college, has been named to the Mesa City Sports Hall
of Fame in Arizona.

At Gallaudet he was an impact player at linebacker and
led his Gallaudet team to a 3-4 record in 1970, for
most wins in a season since 6 wins in 1930.

When his eligibilty ran out, he became an assistant
coach with the 1971 Dirty Thirty team.

Congrats, Roger.

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Gallaudet softball

Gallaudet’s Hannah Neild selected to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic
All-America NCAA Division III Softball Third Team

AUSTIN, Texas – Senior shortstop Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) of
Gallaudet University was selected to the third team of the 2019 Google
Cloud Academic All-America® Division III Softball teams, as selected by
the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), released on
Tuesday. This is the second time Neild has earned an Google Cloud Academic
All-America® honor this season as she was tabbed as the Division III
Women’s Basketball Team Member of the Year as she was voted to the first
team.

Neild, a 3.98 GPA education major, becomes the first Gallaudet softball
player to earn Academic All-America® honors. She is the third Gallaudet
student-athlete to receive multiple Academic All-America® honors and only
the second female to do so as Neild follows Katie Giles Bean.

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New Mexico boys’ basketball

A big guy with a gentle soul

part of newspaper story

SANTA FE, N.M. — A first glance at Deven Thompson is not really enough to
size him up.

As a matter of fact, it may take two or three glances to take in his
chiseled, 6-foot, 10-inch, 240-pound frame.

Thompson, a recent graduate from the New Mexico School for the Deaf, looks
every bit the stellar athlete and he lived up to that billing across three
sports for the Class 1A Roadrunners.

On the court, Thompson averaged 25.7 points, 15.9 rebounds and 3.2 blocks
per game. He led the school to its first district championship since 1976
and an appearance in the state tournament.

But he said perhaps his biggest accomplishment came recently when he was
awarded a full-ride scholarship to play basketball at Northern New Mexico
College in Española.

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Jim Kyte update

part of newspaper story

Former Winnipeg Jet to receive community award at Convention Centre

Former Winnipeg Jet Jim Kyte will be honoured at a gala event Friday night
by Direct Action In Support of Community Homes (DASCH), a non-profit
offering residential, vocational and leisure programs to people with
intellectual disabilities.

Kyte, who was the Jets’ first-round draft pick in 1982 and played 13
seasons in the NHL, has a son with autism and is actively involved in
advocacy for autistic people.

He’s also the only legally deaf person to play in the NHL to date –
something that didn’t stop him from developing a reputation as a physical
force for the ’80s Jets.

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Duck Hee Lee, deaf pro tennis player from South Korea

part of newspaper story

Lee is currently No. 243 in the ATP singles rankings. He reached a career
high of 130 in 2017. He’s already achieved more professional success than
any deaf tennis player.

note:

Dummy Hoy vs Dummy Taylor in one major league game in 1902.

DeafDigest Sports editor is waiting, some day for a
deaf pro tennis player versus another deaf pro tennis
player – Duck Hee Lee (South Korea) versus Yannick
Hanfmann (Germany)

Will it ever happen?

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random deafsports thoughts

speaking of Jim Kyte above, DeafDigest Sports editor never
forgot the comment made by the late Bill Gregory, a past
three sport star at Gallaudet (football, hockey and
baseball). Gregory said:

I have no respect for Kyte. He depends on fists instead of
using his hockey skills on the ice!

Bill will always be remembered as the best Gallaudet
hockey player ever during the seasons the university
had club hockey team (mid-sixties through mid-seventies).

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3 on 3 basketball

from a tweet

2020 3×3 World Deaf Basketball Championships is coming up

note:
3×3 basketball is not the same as 5×5 basketball

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Deaf basketball referee

part of newspaper story

Deaf Basketball Referee Makes His Voice Heard for FHSAA

John Thomas has been officiating for FHSAA past 3 seasons.

Thomas is only deaf referee in Central Florida Officials Association.

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2019/06/02

DeafDigest Sports – May 31-June 2, 2019

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 14 schedules turned in

— Fremont updates

— Gallaudet updates

— announcement of new football coach

— hands-on football coach

— college sports frustration

— famous actor as athlete

— NFL quiz for hall of fame director

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2019 football schedules, 14 turned in so far

the 14th schedule was turned this week

Just hoping all schedules will be turned in
before schools close for the summer.

If you have completed your football schedule, please
email it to barry@deafdigest.com

thank you

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Gallaudet football

part of newspaper story

Beaumont High School held it’s annual signing day ceremony on May 23 for
12 college-bound student athletes who signed commitments to continue
playing sports at the four-year level – Shaun Cannady, Gallaudet
University (football)

IRVING, Texas – Gallaudet University senior offensive lineman Drew
Faulkner (Niceville, Fla.) and Brad Peterson (Avalon, Pa.) were named to
the 2019 National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, which
is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who
each maintained a cumulative 3.2 grade point average (GPA) or better
throughout their college career.

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University defensive lineman Everett Polzin
(Frederick, Md.) was honored Sunday, April 7, at the 13th annual
Scholar-Athlete Banquet hosted by the National Capital Region Chapter of
the National Football Foundation (NFF). Polzin received The
Scholar-Athlete Award, a $1,000 scholarship.

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Gallaudet athletics

Gallaudet University student-athletes recognized at annual awards ceremony

WASHINGTON – The 2018-19 Gallaudet University athletics year officially
came to a close on Tuesday, May 7, in the Field House gym as the GU
athletics department held its annual awards ceremony. Student-athletes and
team managers were supplied a catered dinner from Sloppy Mama’s Barbeque
that was served by Gallaudet’s head coaches and athletic staff.

Bison student-athletes from 14 varsity teams were recognized before a
capacity crowd. Three-sport student-athlete Hannah Neild (Litchfield,
N.H.) repeated as the Student-Athlete of the Year after starting on the
women’s basketball, soccer and softball teams. Baseball senior shortstop
Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.) received the other Student-Athlete of the
Year award.

Gallaudet Director of Athletics Victor Mansure served as the host of the
ceremony for the first time as he completed his first year at the helm.

Several special awards were handed out on the night. The first John Perry
Award, presented to the top Gallaudet assistant coach was presented to
longtime football assistant coach Bob Miller. The award is named in honor
of the late John Perry, a longtime men’s basketball assistant coach. The
Perry family was present for the banquet and received a special
recognition as the first award was presented. Another first, was the first
Michael Weinstock Fan of the Year award that was presented to the Markel
family.

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Fremont football

Welcome to the 130TH YEAR of California School for the Deaf Football.  We are
the OLDEST consecutive Deaf team in America and one of the oldest in the entire
state of California!  My name is Warren Keller and this will be my eighth season
as your Varsity Football Head Coach.  Joining us this season is five amazing
assistant coaches, four staff, and we also have six former football players who
will be our managers this season.  Our coaches have over 75 years of coaching
experience and we are excited to have many of them back with us!

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Fremont sports

Fall 2019 Coaching Staff

We are excited to announce our High School Sports
coaching staff for this fall!

Varsity Cheerleading

Head Coach – Chris Joseph, 2nd Year

Assistant Coach – Moni Brown

Assistant Coach – Samantha Braidi

Varsity Cross Country

Head Coach – Kris Hatch, 10th Year

Assistant Coach – April Lindbergh

Varsity Football

Head Coach – Warren Keller, 8th Year

Assistant Coach – Mario Arellano

Assistant Coach – Herminio Gonzalez

Assistant Coach – Tan Nguyen

Assistant Coach – LeRoy Boren
Assistant Coach – Adam Jarashow

Varsity Volleyball

Head Coach – Karina Pedersen, 14th Year

Assistant Coach – Charles Holmes

Assistant Coach – Darriyan Thomas

Junior Varsity Volleyball

Head Coach – Farrah Harmount, 1st Year

Assistant Coach – Dako Tiku

Have a great summer and GO EAGLES!

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Model football

Angelo Leccese is our football coach for 2019 season.

note:
He didn’t coach last season but coached two seasons
ago.

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hands-on football coach

part of newspaper story

Packers’ LaFleur suffers torn Achilles

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers have their first major injury of
the offseason program: coach Matt LaFleur.

The first-year head coach, who has shown a hands-on approach in practice,
tore his Achilles tendon, according to a source.

note:
Well, Gary Klingensmith, a Penn State NCAA-I elite player, would
sometimes put on his helmet and pads during Gallaudet practice
sessions (1965-1967 seasons) to teach his players how to
play real football. Luckily for him, he was never injured!

Did it help? During his three seasons, his two big wins were
against Frostburg and Shepherd. These two universities play
NCAA-II football nowadays.

It is probably illegal nowadays under current NCAA-I rules for
the coaches to put on their helmet and pads during practice sessions.

Gary, by the way, was deaf, and while knowing no ASL before
coming to Gallaudet, learned it quickly enough to be able
to communicate in signs.

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random deafsports thoughts

In the past years, DeafDigest Sports editor, as a young man,
was on vacation at the same time Gallaudet was playing important
athletic contests. In New York City, he had to take a long
subway ride to Times Square where out of town
newspapers were for sale. He wanted to know if Gallaudet defeated
DC Teachers College in the 1966 baseball conference championship game.

Gallaudet did, winning the game 6-5 and grabbed the championship.

And then in fall of 1966, DeafDigest Sports editor was in
Los Angeles. He wanted to know if Gallaudet defeated Frostburg
in a football game, so had to go to a downtown Los Angeles
newspaper stand to look at football scores.

Gallaudet did, winning the game 18-14. It was Gallaudet’s only
win that season.

Nowadays, Gallaudet fans could, easily on the internet, quickly
know of the game results. Not possible years ago!

When DeafDigest Sports editor returned to Washington, DC, the
football players told him that on one Frostburg goal line stand
in the late part of 4th quarter, they gave the ball to their
big fullback, about 6-3 and 235 lbs. The Gallaudet players
bunched together and ganged up on him, stopping him on each
of these four diving attempts. This guaranteed a big Gallaudet
win.

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college deaf sports

Easy, through the internet, to find out which colleges have
deaf athletes playing which sports?

No.

Many sports information directors are often unaware which
deaf athletes they have on their teams – and when asked
by DeafDigest Sports editor, they often run around, asking
coaches, asking trainers and asking athletes if they know
of deaf teammates!!!!!

DeafDigest Sports editor is joking?

No.

It is a fact.

Very often these same sports information directors
inform DeafDigest Sports editor that they have
some deaf athletes, already seniors and at the end
of their collegiate careers.

Why not tell DeafDigest Sports editor while these
same athletes were freshmen!

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from a web sports/actors slide shows

Famous Actors Who Also Starred as Athletes

29. Lou Ferrigno

Okay, this one really doesn’t require an active imagination in any sense
of the of word. Lou Ferrigno, who is quite literally built like the Hulk,
took over our televisions playing just that in the 1970s on CBS’s The
Incredible Hulk series.

Before he was tearing off his shirt, getting mean and turning green ,
he was a professional body builder. (Well, he was still tearing his shirt
off then too.)

The biggest difference from bodybuilding to acting as the Hulk for Ferrigno
– who famously starred in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Pumping Iron – was swapping
tanning lotion out for green paint.

note:
this posting did not mention that he played a few games in
Canadian Football League, despite never having played football
in his life. He realized he didn’t like football and left the
team after just playing a few games. Anyway does Body Building
qualify as a sport?

Ferrigno is deaf but functions as a hearing person, knowing
no ASL.

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NFL football

part of ESPN story

Mr. Hall of Fame, Joe Horrigan, says goodbye

This June 1 is Horrigan’s last day as the Pro Football Hall
of Fame’s executive director

42 years as he became professional football’s unofficial official historian.

note:
unoffical historian?

Hope so.

A quick quiz for him:

please name the three deaf players that played in the NFL.

Would he quickly answer that question with these three names?

Bonnie Sloan
Kenny Walker
Derrick Coleman

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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2019/05/31

DeafDigest Sports – May 31, 2019

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 14 schedules turned in

— Gallaudet baseball equally honored with other colleges

— USA Triathlon honors a deaf participant

— controversial goalie mentions the deaf

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2019 football schedules, 14 turned in so far

the 14th schedule was turned in yesterday

Just hoping all schedules will be turned in
before schools close for the summer.

If you have completed your football schedule, please
email it to barry@deafdigest.com

thank you

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Gallaudet baseball

part of newspaper story

All-South Region accolades

Teams represented on the All-South Region first, second and third teams
are Methodist, Christopher Newport, Ferrum, Shenandoah, Piedmont, York
(Pa.), Birmingham-Southern, Centre, LaGrange, Hendrix, Randolph-Macon,
Frostburg State, Huntigdon, North Carolina Wesleyan, Eastern Mennonite,
Berry, Salisbury, Rhodes, Virginia Wesleyan, Hampden-Sydney, Oglethorpe,
Sewanee, Gallaudet, Greensboro, Lynchburg and Roanoke.

note:
the Gallaudet respresentative is Cameron Upton; and as a matter of
a geographical quirk, Gallaudet basically plays against teams from
the north and not against teams listed above. Who cares! An All-South
honor is still a great honor.

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women’s soccer

as written by Hope Solo in her web site; she is a former USA women’s goalie

Eighteen months ago, I filed a complaint against U.S. Soccer with the
USOC. The reason was simple: U. S. Soccer was breaking federal law under
the Ted Stevens Act. It was failing to live up to its responsibilities as
the sport’s national governing body – not just for the Women’s National
Team and our fight for equality, but for families across the country who
can’t afford for their kids to play, the underserved communities who don’t
have the same opportunities, the unsupported Paralympic and deaf athletes,
and everyone else in between.

What did the USOC do? Nothing. They dismissed it. They told me I needed to
file a complaint with the very organization I was making a complaint
against, one that has time and time again, refused to do right by its
athletes. Worse, U.S. Soccer’s process for dealing with complaints looks
like this: athlete files complaint, U.S. Soccer hand picks a single
arbitrator to hear the complaint. It doesn’t take much to see the athlete
has little chance of succeeding. Not only is the process a joke, it’s
against the law.

The Stevens Act requires that all decision-making bodies, including
Grievance panels, have 20% athlete representation. U.S. Soccer, in a
blatant violation of Federal law, quietly changed its bylaws about 10
years ago to bypass the 20% athlete representation requirement. I am also
certain that 99% of our USSF athletes are not aware this right was
stripped of them years ago.

The USOC’s decision to dismiss the complaint made no sense. The USOC is
duty bound to protect the rights of athletes and in this case, they looked
the other way. I responded by filing a demand for arbitration with the
American Arbitration Association. (A full copy of the filing can be found
here.) I asked the AAA panel to determine that the USOC made a mistake —
that they had a responsibility to hear my complaint and evaluate the
merits of the issues. The panel’s ruling now forces the USOC to do that.
This is a massive first step in holding U.S. Soccer accountable and
protecting athletes’ rights.

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USA Triathlon Announces Multisport Award Winners

part of press release

Most Inspirational Comeback Award: Jennifer Stack (Frederick, Md.)

Jennifer Stack is the recipient of the Most Inspirational Comeback Award,
which recognizes athletes who have made a comeback to the sport after a
traumatic or troublesome situation. Stack was in a motor vehicle accident
in August of 2017 that caused a severe concussion. The resulting physical
and mental trauma left her unable to work, drive and live her prior active
lifestyle as an avid cyclist and swimmer. To compound the situation, Stack
has been completely deaf since age 2 and grew up in foster care following
the death of her mother.

Through intensive physical therapy at the University of Maryland
Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute, and dedicated work with her
neurologist and neuropsychologist, Stack steadily regained her endurance
for everyday activities in preparation for her return to sport. She
finished her last physical therapy session on April 30, 2018, and
completed the Westfields Sprint Aquabike in Chantilly, Virginia, on May 6.
She went on to complete several more races in 2018, culminating with a
second-place finish in the women’s 35-39 age group at the USA Triathlon
International-Distance Aquabike National Championships in Miami.

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random deafsports thoughts

Do read Hope Solo’s posting. She is correct when she said
in part –

the underserved communities who don’t have the same opportunities,
the unsupported Paralympic and deaf athletes, and everyone else
in between.

note:

The Stevens Act was supposed to help the deaf with funding for
international competition. It mostly hasn’t.

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Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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2019/05/30

DeafDigest Sports – May 29-30, 2019

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 13 schedules turned in

— another baseball honor for Cameron Upton

— basketball player gets scholarship offer

— two elite athletes

— a track update

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2019 football schedules, 13 turned in so far

the 12th and 13th schedules were turned this week

Just hoping all schedules will be turned in
before schools close for the summer.

If you have completed your football schedule, please
email it to barry@deafdigest.com

thank you

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Gallaudet baseball

GU’s Cameron Upton named to ABCA All-South region third team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Gallaudet University senior shortstop Cameron Upton
(Vicksburg, Miss.) was selected to the 2019 American Baseball Coaches
Association (ABCA) Division III All-South region third team. This is the
second year in a row Upton has landed on the ABCA All-South region teams
after being named to the first team last year at second base.

Upton was recently named to the D3baseball.com All-South region third team
and landed on the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) first team for
a second straight year.

Upton ranks 17th in NCAA Division III for batting average (.440) and 40th
in on base percentage (.509). He finished the season second in the NEAC
for hits (62), third in stolen bases (17), fourth in batting average
(.440), sixth in on base percentage (.509), seventh in total bases (77),
11th in triples (two) and slugging percentage (.546). He was named NEAC
Baseball Player of the Week (Feb. 25) and selected to the D3baseball.com
Team of the Week (Feb. 19) this season. Upton finished his career with a
new school record in hits (218).

Upton was the only North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) player on the
ABCA All-South region teams. Wells College catcher Dylan Nolan and Keuka
College shortstop Brooks Vertoske were picked to the ABCA All-New York
second team.

Gallaudet has nine ABCA All-Region selections in its history.

The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches
Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. III All-America
Committee.

ABCA/Rawlings All-Region first-team selections are nominated for
ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors. ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans will be
announced on the evening of Thursday, May 30.

The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now includes
nine divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II
and III, Pacific Association Division, and high school. ABCA/Rawlings Gold
Glove teams were first recognized in 2007.

note:

What is the difference between ABCA honors and D3 honors?
Both are sort of same thing – but with one big difference.

D3 is open to all NCAA-III colleges that field baseball
teams.

ABCA is open only to dues-paying members. This is a huge
difference because one college in Gallaudet’s baseball
conference is not a dues-paying member. That college has
one of the best NCAA-III baseball players in the nation,
but since the college is not a member, he is not getting
the national honor that Cameron is getting!

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Eastern North Carolina track

part of newspaper story

GREENSBORO — Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf junior Jeremiah
Deans placed third in the boys shot put at the North Carolina High School
Athletic Association 1-A track and field championship meet Saturday, May
18.

Deans, who was the 1-A Mideast Regional runner-up, produced a season-best
toss of 48 feet, 8.5 inches, which was 15.5 inches farther than his
regional throw. Riley Blalock of Murphy was the winner with a heave of
50-1 while Cherokee’s Sterling Santa Maria was second at 49-5.75.

Deans finished fourth at the state 1-A meet in 2018.

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New Mexico boys’ basketball

6’10 Deven Thompson has accepted a basketball
scholarship offer from Northern New Mexico
College.

It is a NAIA program. This school offers
bachelor’s, associate degrees and certificates.

Basketball is the only varsity program the
college offers, which is quite unusual because
almost all colleges offer an array of fall,
winter and spring sports!

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deaf pro female golfer

from a web posting today

Born with a hearing impairment, prodigy golfer Diksha Dagar won her first
professional title at 18.

Today, Dagar, who wears hearing aids, can boast of many wins.

She’s the second Indian to win a title on the Ladies European Tour (LET),
and was also a front-runner in the race for LET’s ‘Rookie of the Year’
award in 2016.

Diksha has been encouraged by her father, Narender Dagar to never view her
disability as an impediment in the way of her goals. Needless to say, she
can be safely counted among India’s high-performing women golfers.

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random deafsports thoughts

When hearing colleges (not Gallaudet or RIT) recruit
deaf athletes, do these college coaches and administrators
see to that they succeed academically, get accommodations
as well as ample playing time?

There have been recruited deaf athletes that drop out
of these hearing colleges for these reasons. Some
succeed but many don’t.

A recruited baseball player got very upset when he
was ignored during campus social life and events
and left school after attending classes only for
a very short time. He transferred to Gallaudet
and graduated as a happy student and as honored player.

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Elite deaf athletes, pro football

Derrick Coleman, who played with the Cardinals,
is now a free agent. The Cardinals let him go
without extending him a contract.

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Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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2019/05/28

DeafDigest Sports – May 27-28, 2019

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts; deaf coaches in college sports

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 13 schedules turned in

— elite deaf athlete, Australian Rules Football

— deaf volleyball team defeating champions in pool play

— ousted in French tennis

— a coaching opportunity

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2019 football schedules, 13 turned in so far

the 12th and 13th schedules were turned in past few days

Just hoping all schedules will be turned in
before schools close for the summer.

If you have completed your football schedule, please
email it to barry@deafdigest.com

thank you

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women’s volleyball

part of press release

Open Nationals

Women’s A
Team Bearclaw (Iowa Region) claimed the Women’s A Division title with a
25-18, 25-19 victory over Team Freedom A-Red (Garden Empire Region). Team
Bearclaw finished the tournament with a 10-1 record, its only loss to USA
Deaf Volleyball (Chesapeake Region) in a second-round match.

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French Open tennis

part of ESPN news

Nadal made light work of qualifier Yannick Hanfmann on Monday,
winning 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the French Open

ESPN made no mention of Yannick Hanfmann’s deafness. DeafDigest
Sports applauds Hanfmann for making it to the French Open.
Very, very difficult for tennis pros to make it to any of these
Big 4 tournaments – Australian, French, Wimbledon and USA Open.
They must win in their qualifying rounds first.

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making debut in high level Australian Rules
Football league

part of a posting

Northcote Park youngster Mahmoud El-Achkar’s debut shows
deafness no hurdle to footy dream

A youngster making his senior debut is a weekly event in the
Northern Football League.

note:
a senior level in Australian Rules Football is sort of
equal to Class AAA in baseball, a notch below major
league baseball

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VMI football coaching candidate

Way back in 1916, VMI was looking for a new head coach.

There were many applicants for that coaching vacancy.

The list of candidates was whittled down to two.

One of the two was Ed Foltz, a great Gallaudet football
player who also had a great success coaching football
in schools for the deaf.

He did not get the job for one reason – his deafness.

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coaching opportunity

USA Deaf Track and Field is seeking for a well-qualified Head Coach to
lead the USA Team for the years of 2020 and 2021.  The position is a
volunteer position.

Please review the application link below and apply.

http://usadtf.org/pdf/2021CoachesCriteria.pdf

USA Team has a rich history of bringing excellent track and field athletes
dating back to 1957 Milan.  The USADTF hopes to land a person who can take
over the helm
and bring home medals from the 2020 World Deaf Athletics Championships and
2021 Summer Deaflympics.  Their destinations are undetermined at the
moment.

Should any interested applicant have some questions, please contact –
info@usadtf.org

Best of luck to you!

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random deafsports thoughts

do read the story about the VMI coaching vacancy.

Deafness really a barrier to big time coaching
opportunities?

We do have several deaf coaches in NCAA-I sports
but these are basically minor sports such as
swimming and wrestling. What about big time
sports – football, basketball, baseball,
lacrosse? These big time collegiate powers would
not touch a deaf coach.

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Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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2019/05/26

DeafDigest Sports – May 26, 2019

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts, baseball scores mystery

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 13 schedules turned in

— Gallaudet men’s soccer, new recruit

— Indiana baseball score

— New Mexico & Washington track

— two elite deaf athletes, women’s football & pro tennis (French Open)

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2019 football schedules, 13 turned in so far

the 12th and 13th schedules were turned in past few days

Just hoping all schedules will be turned in
before schools close for the summer.

If you have completed your football schedule, please
email it to barry@deafdigest.com

thank you

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Gallaudet men’s soccer

part of newspaper story

KSC announces scholarship winners

The Kokomo Soccer Club has announced its senior scholarship winners for
2019

The scholarship winners are all involved with the club. The winners are
Cameron Robertson (headed to Anderson University), Jenna Robertson
(Huntington University), Olivia Hale (IUPUI), Sheris Plemons (IU Kokomo),
Walker Casler (Gallaudet University)

note:
not sure what a scholarship winner means because Gallaudet is not
allowed to offer athletic scholarships. Gallaudet can offer
academic scholarships only for those that qualify in academics.

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Indiana baseball

from a tweet

Baseball Sectional 58 Semifinal:
Indiana School for the Deaf-11
Traders Point-13

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New Mexico track

part of newspaper story

While this weekend’s state small-school track meet was a moment to honor
champions and trophy-earners, let’s recognize New Mexico School for the
Deaf for its performance in the 1A meet. Thanks in large part to Deven
Thompson’s 12 points for winning the shot put and taking second in the
discus, the Roadrunners finished tied for seventh place with 20 points. It
was the highest point total and best finish for the school in two decades.

Helping out with that performance were senior Jacob Stevens, who was
runner-up in the 1A 100 and sixth in the 200, and eighth grader Kieran
Vollmar, who took fifth in the 100 hurdles.

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Washington track

part of newspaper story

1B STATE MEET

boys

At E. Washington, Cheney

Finals

Washington School for the Deaf was seventh in the 4×100 relay

Triple jump
15, Jose Ramirez (Washington School for Deaf) 36-3

girls

4×100 relay — 5, Washington School for Deaf (Ashantay Truong, Peyton
Barnes, Juliana Sanchez, Emma McKinney) 54.11

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elite deaf athlete

Danyelle Kerse

cornerback

Detroit Dark Angels women’s pro football

newspaper story said:

the key defensive contributor is Danyelle Kerse of Taylor,
a cornerback who reads lips and hand signals from her
teammates because she is deaf

The team is unbeaten and may possibly be the national
women’s pro football champions

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elite deaf athlete

Yannick Hanfmann

Germany

ranked 184th best in the world

will be facing Rafael Nadal, the
biggest match of his career

he survived 3 qualifiying rounds for
the right to face Nadal in the
French Open

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random deafsports thoughts

don’t know what it is

from a newstory posting

Grand Junction, Colo. (KJCT/KKCO) Day 1 Scores:

Walters deaf. Cowley, 16-12.
Nacarro deaf. Chipola, 10-6
Chattahoochie deaf. New Mexico, 20-12

the video showed baseball action but why
the word – deaf?

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Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetBisonShop.com

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2019/05/25

DeafDigest Sports – May 23-25, 2019

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 13 schedules turned in

— Gallaudet track

— Gallaudet baseball

— a school returns to football

— USA volleyball updates

— a past track great

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2019 football schedules, 13 turned in so far

the 12th and 13th schedules were turned in past two days

Just hoping all schedules will be turned in
before schools close for the summer.

If you have completed your football schedule, please
email it to barry@deafdigest.com

thank you

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Gallaudet baseball

Gallaudet’s Cameron Upton selected to the D3baseball.com All-South region
third team

MINNEAPOLIS – Gallaudet University senior shortstop Cameron Upton
(Vicksburg, Miss.) was named to the 2019 D3baseball.com All-South region
third team as announced by the national website that covers NCAA Division
III baseball. Upton was named to the all-conference first team by the
North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) earlier this month for the second
straight year.

Upton, a four-time all-conference player, lands on the D3baseball.com
All-Region teams for the second time in his career. The crafty infielder
was named to the second team last season at second base.

Upton ranks 17th in NCAA Division III for batting average (.440) and 40th
in on base percentage (.509). He finished the season second in the NEAC
for hits (62), third in stolen bases (17), fourth in batting average
(.440), sixth in on base percentage (.509), seventh in total bases (77),
11th in triples (two) and slugging percentage (.546). He was named NEAC
Baseball Player of the Week (Feb. 25) and selected to the D3baseball.com
Team of the Week (Feb. 19) this season. Upton finished his career with a
new school record in hits (218).

Upton is the only NEAC player on the All-South region teams. The NEAC had
several selection on other regions’ teams. Penn St.-Berks shortstop Toby
Welk (first team) was named the Mid-Atlantic region Player of the Year
while Lancaster Bible College outfielder Will Welsh was picked to the
second team for a second straight year. In the All-New York region, Keuka
College shortstop Brooks Vertoske was picked to the second team.

Gallaudet now has eight D3baseball.com All-Region honors in program
history (first team: two, second team: three, third team: three). Upton
joins William Bissell and Brandon Holsworth as the only two-time honorees
from GU.

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Gallaudet men’s track

GU’s Gregory places 10th in the 200-meter dash at NCAA championships

GENEVA, Ohio – Gallaudet University made its return to the NCAA outdoor
track and field championships here Thursday for the first time in six
years.

In the early evening, Bison freshman sprinter Eric Gregory (Metairie, La.)
lined up in the first heat of three in the 200-meter dash preliminaries at
the SPIRE Institute. Gregory was in the 8th lane and flew around the turn
during the 200-meter dash and bolted towards the finish line. Gregory
crossed in 21.68 seconds and was the fourth person in his heat to complete
the race. Two other heats had to be run before Gregory would know if he
made the cut to Saturday’s finals, where the top nine runners advance.

In the second heat, four runners were faster than Gregory’s time including
the top finisher, sophomore Corey Carter from Principia, who crossed in
21.04. The GU rookie still stood in eighth place with the third heat about
to run. In the final heat, five of the seven runners finished slower than
Gregory but, unfortunately, two runners posted faster times to bump
Gregory to 10th overall as he just missed the finals cut by eighth
hundredths of a second.

Gregory’s top time in the 200-meter dash this season was 21.39 set back on
April 20 at the Gallaudet University Invitational. That time would have
been the third fastest time in the nationals preliminaries.

“This season has been an exciting journey full of highs and lows,
victories and defeats. Every accomplishment and every set back has its
lesson in this roller coaster ride of track and field. Eric Gregory may
not have made it to the finals, this season, but he now knows what it
takes to get here,” said Gallaudet coach Byron Moore. “Eric has a bright
future ahead of him for sure and I am looking forward to seeing what he is
capable of achieving.”

UP NEXT
This completes the 2019 Gallaudet men’s track and field season. Gregory
finishes the season with three school records (two outdoor, one indoor).

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Louisiana track

part of newspaper story

Past area Athlete of the Year winners

1988 – JAMES MIMS, La. School for the Deaf

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Michigan football

after not playing football in the 2018 season, the school
is making a comeback in the 2019 season.

While it is last minute, the school is trying to finish up
its 2019 schedule.

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part of press release

The Government of Canada supports the Canadian Deaf Sports Association and
Canada’s deaf and hard of hearing athletes

LAVAL, QC, May 22, 2019 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada believes it is
important to support all Canadian athletes to allow them to continually
strive for the podium.

Today, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minster of Canadian Heritage and
Multiculturalism, accompanied by Angelo Iacono, Member of Parliament
(Alfred-Pellan), announced a contribution of $762,800 to the Canadian Deaf
Sports Association (CDSA) through the Sport Support Program. Minister
Rodriguez, along with MP Iacono, made this announcement on behalf of the
Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport.

This support is being provided over a two-year period, with half the funds
distributed in 2018–2019, and the remainder in 2019–2020.

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random deafsports thoughts

per above Canadian press release, how much money does the
USA government give to deaf sports?

Zero!

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USA volleyball updates

If you are interested in applying for a coaching position for the US
teams, please review the
criteria first before applying for a coaching position. See the Coach
Criteria attached.
Please contact Team Director, Patrick O’Brien, at pobrien@usdeafsports.org
if you require any
further information about the USA Deaf Volleyball.

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2019 Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Induction banquet May 31, 2019

George Stothart, Multisport Athlete

George is a multi-sport athlete, coach, and for 64 years, a basketball
official. He was born deaf and became a leader in the growth of the deaf
sporting community in Alberta. He played football with the Lacombe High
School, the University of Alberta, the Edmonton Huskies, and basketball
for the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). George competed
at three World Deaf Games, twice on the Canadian Basketball Team in 1965 &
1973, and as a 400m athletics participant in 1969. He attended once again
in 1981 as a Team Canada official and chaperone. George was one of the key
players on the Edmonton deaf fastball team, ‘The Flying Fingers’ in 1969,
and was one of the founders of the Edmonton Tasmanian Devils deaf
slo-pitch team in 1980. He was also a leader in the formation of the
Edmonton Deaf Basketball team. George was one of the first officers to
serve on the board of the Federation of Silent Sports of Alberta (FSSA),
the forerunner of the Alberta Deaf Sports Association. He held numerous
positions from 1976 to 1982. George refereed basketball at various levels
since the age of 15 and in the peak of his career, was officiating 287
games per year.

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Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetBisonShop.com

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