2019/12/31

DeafDigest Sports – December 31, 2019

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— college athlete, football

— elite athlete, martial arts

— basketball updates

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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 12/31/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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Oregon basketball

part of newspaper posting

boys’ basketball
Perrydale 72 Oregon 23

girls’ basketball
Perrydale 61 Oregon 23

both games were played earlier the month of December

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Texas basketball

newspaper rankings

BOYS PRIVATE

TAPPS 4A

1. The Woodlands Christian, 13-3; 2. Arlington Grace Prep, 16-7; 3.
Lubbock Trinity Christian, 9-6; 4. St. Thomas Episcopal, 6-4; 5.
Colleyville Covenant, 9-5; 6. Shertz John Paul II, 10-1; 7. Austin Texas
School for the Deaf, 8-2; 8. SA Lutheran, 14-6; 9. Kennedale Fellowship,
11-3; 10. Trinity Willow Park, 7

GIRLS PRIVATE

TAPPS 4A

1. Austin Texas School for the Deaf, 15-0; 2. Boerne Geneva, 12-2; 3. The
Woodlands Christian, 10-4; 4. Lubbock Christian, 15-4; 5. Waco Reicher,
12-9; 6. Dallas Shelton, 5-1; 7. Lubbock Trinity Christian, 0-0; 8.
Houston Lutheran North, 8-6; 9. SA Lutheran HS, 10-6; 10. Schertz John
Paul II Catholic, 7-7

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college football

Aidan Mallory

redshirt freshman

football

Southwest Minnesota State University (NCAA-II)

spent freshman season as a redshirt, meaning he only
has four eligible seasons remaining

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elite deaf martial arts

Sara Kovaliov, Israel

Last known appearance was at the 2019
Tel Aviv International Open Jiu-Jitsu
competition.

Her results is not known

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random deafsports thoughts

A band from a school for the blind performing at
home deaf school football games?

Yes, at Ohio School for the Deaf. This school restarted
football in 2005, and almost immediately, the blind
school started a band.

Ohio Deaf has since dropped football, but the band
continues – and it will perform at the perform at the
random deafsports thoughts

A band from a school for the blind performing at
home deaf school football games?

Yes, at Ohio School for the Deaf. This school restarted
football in 2005, and almost immediately, the blind
school started a band.

Ohio Deaf has since dropped football, but the band
continues – and it will perform at the Outback
Bowl game.

It is believed that it was the only blind band
to perform at deaf school football games!

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2019/12/30

DeafDigest Sports – December 30, 2019

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— college athlete, soccer

— elite athlete, equestrian

— mentioned as one of area’s top players of the week

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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 12/30/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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Maryland girls’ basketball

part of newspaper posting

Maryland School for the Deaf’s Enow Otto had a double-double in the
Orioles’ 63-45 win over Pennsylvania’s McConnellsburg High in the
Fannett-Metal Tournament. Otto had 16 points and 16 rebounds.

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college deaf athletes, soccer

Caroline Duncan

sophomore

University of Memphis (NCAA-I)

as defender, led the team in most minutes played

started all 21 of her team’s games

scored no goals, but her job is to stop shots from
going through her goalie

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elite deaf athlete, equestrian

Jamie Barge

USA

below is the highlight of her 2019 riding season

as posted:

July 21, 2019 – Del Mar, CA – The eighth of thirteen qualifying events in
theMarkel Insurance 1.45m Jumper Series was held under the lights at Del
Mar Horse Park on Saturday night. After an electrifying evening of
world-class show jumping, it was Jamie Barge and Luebbo, owned by Kylieco,
who led the victory gallop during the Showpark Summer Festival’s feature
event.

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random deafsports thoughts

according to a deaf coach, the goal of a deaf athlete
that participates on a hearing college team, should
be:

getting good playing time (not sitting on the bench)

that deaf coach is correct.

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2019/12/29

DeafDigest Sports – December 29, 2019

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Helmet Bowl, Gallaudet in Final 8, closes tomorrow

— college athlete, football

— elite athlete, baseball

— basketball scores

……………………………….

2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 12/29/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

…………………………………………………………….

polls close on Monday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m. (EST).

Gallaudet football helmet

Gallaudet Bison advance to Elite 8 round in Helmet Bowl III,
vote for Gallaudet daily

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University is one of eight teams left standing in
Helmet Bowl III presented by Helmet Tracker. The Bison are the No. 2 seed
in the South Region and are going up against No. 16 seed St. Thomas
University (Fla.) in the quarterfinal round. The winner will advance to
the semifinal round of the national tournament to find the best football
helmet in the country.

People can vote by logging onto www.helmetbowl.com or via this direct
link: https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/.

Fans are encouraged to use all of their devices and browsers to vote, no
need to login, until the polls close on Monday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m. (EST).

Gallaudet’s helmet won its conference (Eastern Collegiate Football
Conference) for a third straight year and was seeded second in the South
Region. In the first round, GU dispatched No. 15 seed Austin College
Kangaroos (61 percent to 39 percent). In the second round, Gallaudet took
down No. 9 seed Ole Miss from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) by the
margin of 56 percent to 44 percent. In the third round, GU defeated No. 4
seed University of Richmond by the tally of 52 percent to 48 percent.

Gallaudet won Helmet Bowl I, two years ago, and reached the “Sweet 16”
round last year before losing to Lafayette College. Dickinson College
(NCAA Division III) won Helmet Bowl II last year.

Fans can vote daily from all of their devices here:
https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/.

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Maryland girls’ basketball

High School Varsity Girls Basketball Game #9

Maryland School for the Deaf vs Clear Spring High School

1st      2nd     3rd     4th   =   Total
MSD –      11         5        10       13     =    39
CSHS-      6         4         4        5     =      19

MSD

S. Herzig-Wilcox – 1 assist
C. Lummer – 12 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist
C. Salit – 23 points, 13 rebounds, 5 steals, 2 assists
H. Weiss – 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists
B. Finkle – 2 points, 4 rebounds
A. Cohen – 1 steal, 1 assist
A. Bielucke – 1 steal

Team FG: 8
Team 3-FG: 3 (2 Salit, 1 Lummer)
Team FT: 20-30

Record: 7-2

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Maryland boys’ basketball

47th Annual Fannett-Metal Christmas Tournament
Fannett-Metal High School – Willow Hill, PA
(Championship Game)

Maryland School for the Deaf @ Fannett-Metal High School

1     2     3     4   = Total
MSD –   29  17   19   13   =  78
F-M  –     9   14   16   17   =  56

Halftime –  MSD led 46-23

MSD ORIOLES
Ethan Sheppeck – 13 points, 7 assists, 4 steals
Jory Valencia – 16 points
Miguel Pavao – 3 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals
Jaden Joseph – 14 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals
Ethan Guettler – 2 points, 3 rebounds
Enow Otto – 19 points, 9 rebounds
Zion Ortiz – 11 points, 5 rebounds
Amaree McKenstry – 3 rebounds

Team Total FG:  32
Team Total 3FG:  7 (Valencia 4, Ortiz, Pavao, Sheppeck)
Team Total FT:  7-11

Jaden Joseph and Enow Otto selected to All-Tournament Team.

Record:  5-2

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college deaf athlete

Todd Honas

football

junior

University of Nebraska (NCAA-I)

was always a walk on; was never on scholarship

played sparingly througout his career

suffered too many concussions and had to retire from
this sport in mid-season

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elite deaf athlete

Tyson Gillies

baseball

Quebec team in Canadian-American Association (independent minor league)

played 38 games

137 at bats

hit .263

5 homers

18 BI

he is now at age of 31; his better days are past him and has no hopes
of making it to the majors

Will he continue playing independent ball or will he move on with his life?

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random deafsports thoughts

What is an elite deaf athlete?

To DeafDigest Sports editor, it is a deaf athlete that competes against
hearing elites on the international, national and professional levels.

We, unfortunately, do not have that too many elite deaf athletes that
compete on equal terms with elite hearing athletes.

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2019/12/28

DeafDigest Sports – December 28, 2019

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— Helmet Bowl, Gallaudet in Final 8

— college athlete, soccer

— elite athlete, baseball

— company that manufactures golf balls

— basketball scores

……………………………….

2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 12/28/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

………………………………

Gallaudet football helmet

Gallaudet Bison advance to Elite 8 round in Helmet Bowl III,
vote for Gallaudet daily

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University is one of eight teams left standing in
Helmet Bowl III presented by Helmet Tracker. The Bison are the No. 2 seed
in the South Region and are going up against No. 16 seed St. Thomas
University (Fla.) in the quarterfinal round. The winner will advance to
the semifinal round of the national tournament to find the best football
helmet in the country.

People can vote by logging onto www.helmetbowl.com or via this direct
link: https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/.

Fans are encouraged to use all of their devices and browsers to vote, no
need to login, until the polls close on Monday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m. (EST).

Gallaudet’s helmet won its conference (Eastern Collegiate Football
Conference) for a third straight year and was seeded second in the South
Region. In the first round, GU dispatched No. 15 seed Austin College
Kangaroos (61 percent to 39 percent). In the second round, Gallaudet took
down No. 9 seed Ole Miss from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) by the
margin of 56 percent to 44 percent. In the third round, GU defeated No. 4
seed University of Richmond by the tally of 52 percent to 48 percent.

Gallaudet won Helmet Bowl I, two years ago, and reached the “Sweet 16”
round last year before losing to Lafayette College. Dickinson College
(NCAA Division III) won Helmet Bowl II last year.

Fans can vote daily from all of their devices here:
https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/.

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Maryland girls’ basketball

December 27, 2019

High School Varsity Girls Basketball Game #8

Maryland School for the Deaf vs North Hagerstown High School

1st      2nd     3rd     4th     OT1   OT2=  Total
MSD –  5         14       10       9         1         5 =      44
NHHS- 11         9         6       12       1          1=        40

MSD

S. Herzig-Wilcox – 5 points, 1 rebound, 3 steals, 2 assists
C. Lummer – 14 points, 6 rebounds, 6 steals, 2 assist
C. Salit – 21 points, 12 rebounds, 7 steals, 7 assists
H. Weiss – 2 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals
N. Whittaker – 2 points, 1 block
B. Finkle – 5 rebounds, 3 steals

Team FG: 17
Team 3-FG: 6 (Salit)
Team FT: 4-18

Record: 6-2

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Maryland boys’ basketball

47th Annual Fannett-Metal Christmas Tournament
Fannett-Metal High School – Willow Hill, PA
(Opening Round)

McConnellsburg High School vs. Maryland School for the Deaf

1     2     3     4   = Total
MHS –   11  11   10   13   =  45
MSD –   13  16   17   17   =  63

Halftime –  MSD led 29-22

MSD ORIOLES
Ethan Sheppeck – 6 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals
Jory Valencia – 5 points, 4 rebounds
Miguel Pavao – 13 points, 8 steals, 4 rebounds
Jaden Joseph – 12 points, 9 assists, 6 steals, 4 rebounds
Rocco Bauer – 1 block
Enow Otto – 16 points, 16 rebounds, 3 steals
Zion Ortiz – 11 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals
Amaree McKenstry – 1 block

Team Total FG:  27
Team Total 3FG:  2 (Pavao, Valencia)
Team Total FT:  7-20

MSD will play against the host school, Fannett-Metal High School Tigers for the
championship game tomorrow evening at 7:30pm. The Tigers advanced with a 61-59
victory over Shalom Christian Academy.

Record:  4-2

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college deaf athlete

Tom Cooklin

freshman

George Washington University (NCAA-I)

men’s soccer

started 10 of his team’s 17 games

scored a goal on 24 shots, attempted, 13 on goal

he is from England and so, not eligible to join
the USA national deaf soccer team

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elite deaf athlete

Cason Sherrod

relief pitcher

Miami Marlins farm system

part of posting is this:

Cason Sherrod has risen pretty quickly to the High-A level since getting
drafted in 2018.

Born on June 25th, 1996, Sherrod was taken in the seventh round of the
2018 MLB Amateur Entry Draft by the Miami Marlins out of Texas A&M
University, with the 207th overall choice. If he makes it to the big
leagues, he’ll be the 13th player chosen with that pick to get that far.

SR Cason Sherrod (Dallas,TX) working with heavy arm side and sink between
92-94 topped 95

After his junior season, the Kansas City Royals took a chance on Sherrod
in the 13th round, but he elected instead to return for his senior season.
In his final year, he went 5-2 with a 3.98 ERA and 40 whiffs in 40 2/3
innings. He spent his post-draft season with the Rookie-level GCL Marlins,
in the Gulf Coast League.

This season, Sherrod started and ended his season at the High-A level with
the Jupiter Hammerheads in the Florida State League. During the last two
weeks of June, he was reassigned to the Single-A Clinton LumberKings in
the Midwest League and the short-season-A Batavia Muckdogs in the New
York-Penn League.

The lion’s share of the 2019 campaign was spent in the FSL, where Sherrod
was 0-3 with a 3.38 ERA in 17 relief appearances. He saved two games, and
struck out 20 in 21 innings. Opponents collected a .198 batting average
against Sherrod across all levels, and he racked up a 1.09 WHIP.

On July 2nd, Sherrod appeared in relief of a 12-2 loss to the Bradenton
Marauders, striking out a pair and collecting four outs while allowing
zero baserunners. On August 20th, he struck out three over two innings
while allowing just a hit and a walk in an eventual 2-1, eight-inning loss
to the Lakeland Flying Tigers.

Sherrod’s current best-case long-term possibility is a look at the major
league level during 2021 Spring Training, likely to be ready for a callup
sometime in 2022. In the short term, look for him to at least begin his
2020 campaign with the Hammerheads.

note:
he knows no ASL; basically functions as a hearing person

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Bridgestone golf balls

part of newspaper posting

Hearing-impaired employees part of Covington company that makes Tiger
Woods’ golf balls

COVINGTON, Ga. — Would you believe that about 40 minutes east of Atlanta,
there’s a group of good people, making the golf balls for the greatest
golfer of all time?

David Adams has been working at Bridgestone Golf for 18 years. He is one
of four hearing impaired employees at Bridgestone. Cindy Peters is a
production assistant who also signs and gladly answers the call to help.

“Tiger’s ball is the exact same one that comes off the line here in
Covington,” Bridgestone Golf President and CEO Dan Murphy told Farmer.

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random deafsports thoughts

a tweet wanted to know if the Nebraska School for the Deaf
1931 All-Classes basketball championship trophy was
preserved in a museum.

The answer is this:

The NSD museum does have the 1931 state championship trophy,
along with the other state championship and runner-up trophies.

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2019/12/27

DeafDigest Sports – December 27, 2019

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Helmet Bowl, Gallaudet in Final 8

— college athlete, football

— elite athlete, pro cycling

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Gallaudet football helmet

Gallaudet Bison advance to Elite 8 round in Helmet Bowl III,
vote for Gallaudet daily

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University is one of eight teams left standing in
Helmet Bowl III presented by Helmet Tracker. The Bison are the No. 2 seed
in the South Region and are going up against No. 16 seed St. Thomas
University (Fla.) in the quarterfinal round. The winner will advance to
the semifinal round of the national tournament to find the best football
helmet in the country.

People can vote by logging onto www.helmetbowl.com or via this direct
link: https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/.

Fans are encouraged to use all of their devices and browsers to vote, no
need to login, until the polls close on Monday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m. (EST).

Gallaudet’s helmet won its conference (Eastern Collegiate Football
Conference) for a third straight year and was seeded second in the South
Region. In the first round, GU dispatched No. 15 seed Austin College
Kangaroos (61 percent to 39 percent). In the second round, Gallaudet took
down No. 9 seed Ole Miss from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) by the
margin of 56 percent to 44 percent. In the third round, GU defeated No. 4
seed University of Richmond by the tally of 52 percent to 48 percent.

Gallaudet won Helmet Bowl I, two years ago, and reached the “Sweet 16”
round last year before losing to Lafayette College. Dickinson College
(NCAA Division III) won Helmet Bowl II last year.

Fans can vote daily from all of their devices here:
https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/.

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college athlete, football

Khevon Shepard

junior

football

linebacker

Mary Hardin-Baylor University (NCAA-III)

started all 13 games

made 24 unassisted and 24 assisted tackles

9 QB sacks

1 forced fumble

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elite athlete, cyclist

Elis Topchaniuk

Ukraine

women’s pro cyclist.

raced twice in 2018 but none since then

not sure if she is still active or has retired from
pro cycling

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a tweet about Nebraska School for the Deaf

Nebraska School for the Deaf, closed in 1998.  I want to visit the
museum at the school site this summer to see if they have 1931
state basketball championship trophy

note:

good question!

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random deafsports talk

With respect to Nebraska School for the Deaf
(above tweet), many championship trophies
from other clubs and schools are either
lost, misplaced or damaged.

We do not have a national Deaf Athletic
Hall of Fame that would preserve these
trophies!

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2019/12/26

DeafDigest Sports – December 26, 2019

barry@deafdigest.com
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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— Dedication to a departed athlete

— random deafsports thoughts

— Helmet Bowl, Gallaudet in Final 8

— college athlete, soccer

— elite athlete, curling

— pro golfer

— finally a newspaper story

……………………………………

2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 12/26/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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Dedication to a departed athlete

Gwen Rocque

part of the obit said:

She represented the United States four times in tennis, participating in
the 1965 Deaf Olympics in Washington D.C. as the youngest player at the
age of 16 years old. In Yugoslavia, she won 2 golds and a silver. In
Malmo, Sweden she won bronze and a gold. In Romania, she had the honor of
being the flag bearer as well as winning a gold, silver and bronze.

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Gallaudet football helmet

Gallaudet Bison advance to Elite 8 round in Helmet Bowl III,
vote for Gallaudet daily

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University is one of eight teams left standing in
Helmet Bowl III presented by Helmet Tracker. The Bison are the No. 2 seed
in the South Region and are going up against No. 16 seed St. Thomas
University (Fla.) in the quarterfinal round. The winner will advance to
the semifinal round of the national tournament to find the best football
helmet in the country.

People can vote by logging onto www.helmetbowl.com or via this direct
link: https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/.

Fans are encouraged to use all of their devices and browsers to vote, no
need to login, until the polls close on Monday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m. (EST).

Gallaudet’s helmet won its conference (Eastern Collegiate Football
Conference) for a third straight year and was seeded second in the South
Region. In the first round, GU dispatched No. 15 seed Austin College
Kangaroos (61 percent to 39 percent). In the second round, Gallaudet took
down No. 9 seed Ole Miss from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) by the
margin of 56 percent to 44 percent. In the third round, GU defeated No. 4
seed University of Richmond by the tally of 52 percent to 48 percent.

Gallaudet won Helmet Bowl I, two years ago, and reached the “Sweet 16”
round last year before losing to Lafayette College. Dickinson College
(NCAA Division III) won Helmet Bowl II last year.

Fans can vote daily from all of their devices here:
https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/.

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college deaf athlete

Eddie Perry

junior

men’s soccer

DePaul University (NCAA-I)

Did he play?

His bio says:

2017 (Freshman): Did not compete on the field

2018 (Sophomore): Did not compete on the field

and in 2019, his name has not shown up on the team stats

Why has he not played in his three seasons with the team?

Do not know why!

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elite deaf athlete

Holly Jamieson

Canada

curling

still active; her last appearance was at the
Sherwood Mixed Doubles Classic at Edmonton

Her hearing team did not qualify for the 2nd round

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pro golfer

part of newspaper story

Dagar aiming for SA Women’s Open double

Cape Town – Defending champion Diksha Dagar is eager to recreate the
performance that propelled her to instant stardom when she takes up her
title defence in the Investec South African Women’s Open from March 12-14,
2020.

The 18-year-old deaf golfer became the youngest Indian woman to win on the
distinguished Ladies European Tour with a popular and emotional maiden
victory last March

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finally a newspaper story on deaf hockey

Shelton’s Gintolis lead U.S. team to gold

part of newspaper story

Shelton’s Gintoli brothers have added more trophies to their collection
after leading the United States ice hockey team to gold at the 2019 Winter
Deaflympics.

Peter and Garrett Gintoli each scored as the U.S. team defeated Canada 7-3
to capture the gold medal on Sunday in Valtellina Valchiavenna, Italy. The
U.S. team made the finals after topping rival Russia 7-3 — the first
American victory over the Russians in some two decades in Deaflympic
competition

note:
DeafDigest Sports editor was burned by a fake media posting that said
Canada was playing Russia in the championship finals. There were no
newspaper stories until this one came up!

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random deafsports talk

DeafDigest Sports always wonder why some deaf collegiate
athletes sit on the bench for three full seasons, not
even playing a minute (in any sport).

One of DeafDigest Sports editor’s friends played
football at an Ivy League college. He was a member
of the team for four seasons – and never played a
minute in a varsity game – until the coach put
him on the kick off team (after a 4th quarter
touchdown in the dying minutes). The ball
flew out of bounds and there was nothing he
could do, except to leave the field – just one
play in his four seasons as member.  He did
play a lot with the JV team but it is not the
same as playing on the varsity!  It was a
Senior’s Day that he got in on the kicking
team for just one glorious out of bounds play.

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2019/12/25

DeafDigest Sports – December 25, 2019

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

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

— Dedication to a departed athlete

— random deafsports thoughts

— Helmet Bowl, Gallaudet in Final 8

— college athlete, football kicker

— elite athlete, billiards

— a strange newspaper headline

— remembering an incident

— Fremont football

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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 12/25/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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DeafDigest Sports dedication

DeafDigest Sports dedicates this edition to
John Miller, formerly of the metro Washington area
and currently of Phoenix, AZ. He departed us
at the age of 84.

He was a great basketball player, first at
Kendall School before briefly playing at
Gallaudet. He then played for many seasons
with the District of Columbia Club for the
Deaf, one of the nation’s top deaf adult
teams.

It was at Kendall (years before that school
evolved into Model Secondary School for the
Deaf) that he achieved a greater basketball fame.
As a senior he was selected to play in the
city public vs private schools all-star game.

He was not one of the private schools starters,
but the coach later put him into the game. He went
on a scoring streak, scoring 14 points and
winning the hearts of the fans that watched
the game.

He won one national tournament championship with
his deaf club team and twice represented USA
at the Deaflympics.

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Gallaudet football helmet

Gallaudet Bison advance to Elite 8 round in Helmet Bowl III,
vote for Gallaudet daily

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University is one of eight teams left standing in
Helmet Bowl III presented by Helmet Tracker. The Bison are the No. 2 seed
in the South Region and are going up against No. 16 seed St. Thomas
University (Fla.) in the quarterfinal round. The winner will advance to
the semifinal round of the national tournament to find the best football
helmet in the country.

People can vote by logging onto www.helmetbowl.com or via this direct
link: https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/.

Fans are encouraged to use all of their devices and browsers to vote, no
need to login, until the polls close on Monday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m. (EST).

Gallaudet’s helmet won its conference (Eastern Collegiate Football
Conference) for a third straight year and was seeded second in the South
Region. In the first round, GU dispatched No. 15 seed Austin College
Kangaroos (61 percent to 39 percent). In the second round, Gallaudet took
down No. 9 seed Ole Miss from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) by the
margin of 56 percent to 44 percent. In the third round, GU defeated No. 4
seed University of Richmond by the tally of 52 percent to 48 percent.

Gallaudet won Helmet Bowl I, two years ago, and reached the “Sweet 16”
round last year before losing to Lafayette College. Dickinson College
(NCAA Division III) won Helmet Bowl II last year.

Fans can vote daily from all of their devices here:
https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/.

BISON TRACKS

GU is one of two Division III schools left in the tournament

Gallaudet was the fourth leading vote getter in the Sweet 16 round

The Bison only won by over 100 votes over Richmond

You don’t need to vote on every match up

There are three more rounds before Helmet Bowl III crowns its champion

To help Gallaudet advance far in Helmet Bowl III, vote for Gallaudet and
the entire right column of teams, especially Nebraska Kearney

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Fremont football

2019: The year that was

October

part of newspaper story

St. Vincent High School’s Mustangs were the last team scoring and the last
team standing in a wild 51-44 win over California School for the Deaf.
Playing under temporary lights in their Yarbrough Field home, the Mustangs
scored on a 68-yard pass connection between quarterback Jacob Porteous and
wide receiver Jeremy Bukolsky with just 55 seconds remaining in the game
to pull out their ninth victory in 10 games.

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college athlete, football

Ross Kennedy

junior

Drake University (Iowa – NCAA-I)

football kicker/punter

punted 48 times for 39.69 average, 63 yards longest

he attempted one field goal and unfortunately it was blocked!

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elite athlete, billiards

Shane Van Boenig

South Dakota

already ranked as one of the best in the world, he just represented
USA in the Team USA vs Team Europe billiards competition.

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wheelchair basketball

The Cincinnati Dragons varsity wheelchair basketball team moved up 2 spots
to #3 in the nation in the latest National Wheelchair Basketball
Association rankings.  The full rankings can be found here
https://www.nwba.org/news_article/show/1072577.  Kerwin Haake, a junior at
Kentucky School for the Deaf, is the starting point guard for the Dragons.
This is the highest ever ranking for the Dragons (they finished last
season at #5 in the nation).  The Dragons are currently 15-3 on the season
with victories over the #4, 6, 7 and 15th ranked teams and their only
losses coming to the #1 and #4 ranked teams.  At the end of the season,
the top 16 teams will compete for the national championship in Wichita,
Kansas.  The Dragons will be back in action on January 4-5 at the
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in a competitive tournament that
features 5 of the top 10 teams in the country.

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random deafsports talk

why is Helmet Bowl important to Gallaudet?

Bragging rights.

Not really.

It provides free publicity for Gallaudet athletics.

Many people, especially these deaf people, do not know
about Gallaudet – and so, Helmet Bowl is a way to
reach them.

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2019/12/24

DeafDigest Sports – December 24, 2019

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— college athlete, track

— elite athlete, baskeetball

— a strange newspaper headline

— remembering an incident

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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 12/24/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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college

newspaper story today

Former Mississippi School for the Deaf standout signs track scholarship
with Hinds Community College

Kenmarkis Meeks’ name has been etched into the history books at the
Mississippi School for the Deaf.

He helped the football team win four national championships, won gold
medals on the track and was the National Deaf Male Athlete of the Year. He
even won a national championship in basketball.

The standout athlete recently added another achievement to his résumé.

Meeks on Thursday signed a National Letter of Intent to run track at Hinds
Community College.

Arness Georgetown, Meeks’ head football coach, has been working at the
Mississippi School for the Deaf for 27 years. Meeks is the first athlete
Georgetown has coached to get a full athletic scholarship to a junior
college or Division I college.

Former Mississippi School for the Deaf standout athlete Kenmarkis Meeks,
center, signed a national letter of intent to run track at Hinds Community
College on Thursday, December, 19, 2019.

Meeks, 19, said he was surprised when Hinds Community College reached out
to him offering a full scholarship. He was also prepared.

He’s always had ambitions of competing at the next level and now he has
the chance to do so.

“I really feel like this school has really helped me,” Meeks said through
an interpreter. “I was very surprised that I had the opportunity but I was
also very proud of myself.

“I wanted to show the hearing students that are out there that I compete
against that a deaf runner is able to do that. I’m glad that my family is
here to support me.”

Robert Chain, the second-year head track coach at MSD, said he always
envisioned Meeks going far. Meeks won gold medals in the long jump,
110-meter hurdles and the 4×100-meter relay at the 2018 Mississippi High
School Activities Association state track and field championships.

He followed up that performance by winning gold in the 110-meter hurdles,
4×100 and 200-meter relays, and the high jump at the 12th Berg/Seeger
Classic in April. Meeks was also named the event’s best male all-around
athlete.

“He is truly a champion,” Chain said. “I expected him to go far and he’s
met those expectations. It’s a good opportunity for him to demonstrate
you’re not always going to experience a barricade just because you’re
deaf.

“It’s a positive example that those other deaf children can look up to him
and feel that they are capable of that.”

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elite athlete

Emma Meesseman

pro women’s basketball

Washington Mystics in USA

and

UMMC Ekaterinburg in Russia

After helping her Mystics team win the
WNBA, she returned to her European pro
basketball team in Russia.

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a strange newspaper headline

Cowboys got stuck in Philly after suffering a deaf season loss

Deaf Season?

anyway, DeafDigest Sports editor respects everyone’s right
to root for any team of their choice in any sports.

The motto is:
don’t mock my team and I won’t mock yours!

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remembering an incident

There was a headline that said:

Fan Removed From Texas High School Basketball
Game For Alleged Racist Remarks

DeafDigest Sports editor remembers a football game
between Maryland SD and South Carolina SD years way
back. It was an 8-man football game at Maryland’s
home grounds in Frederick. The father of one of the
South Carolina players was at the game and he
was repeatedly shouting abusive comments at the
referees. Fed up, the referees ordered him off the
campus premises. There were no police officers
around but fortunately, the father left the campus
peacefully!

The game was very rough. Maryland won easily and
tempers were short. Interestingly enough, at the
post-game party, both Maryland and South Carolina
players laughed, joked and goofed around with
each other. There were no post-game hostilities.

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random deafsports talk

Who will win the Big Schools Clerc basketball tournament
(among boys and girls)?

We shall see when Year 2020 comes in real soon!

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2019/12/23

DeafDigest Sports – December 23, 2019

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts, real hockey or fake hockey news

— college athlete, football

— elite athlete, basketball

— softball umpire

— New Jersey soccer

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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 12/23/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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New Jersey soccer

better late than never

NJSD soccer 2019
10-5-1
Esdaa tournment
NJSD 2nd place

All stars
Marco Espinoza
Nasir Gurganus

Final season
Marco Espinoza
11 goals- 5 assists- 164 saves as goalie

Erick Meiji
9 goals- 8 assists

Nasir Gurganus
12 goals- 4 assists- 11 saves as goalie

Carlos Andino Cruz
5 goals-6 assists- 38 saves as goalie- 77 blocks shots as defenseman

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college football

Jash Allen

linebacker

junior

University of Colorado

only played 4 games

only got into 28 snaps

made 4 tackles

caused 2 quarterback hurries

do not know why he only played 4 games,
either injured or coaches’ decision

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elite athlete, basketball

Demi Skinner

plays professionally for Bendigo women’s professional team
in Australia

impossible to get her stats off the team web site, but she is deaf

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softball umpire

part of newspaper story

The story of Jonathan Breuer, an umpire who happens to be deaf, really hit
home

Credit to NorthJersey.com photographer Michael Karas for spotting it
first.

I was covering the Donna Ricker softball tournament in Wood-Ridge one
clear April morning, and midway through the first game, Michael approached
me and said, “Darren, I think the umpire is deaf.”

He is. His name is Jonathan Breuer and he’s actually been umpiring and
refereeing games in North Jersey for almost a decade.

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random deafsports talk

Is there such a thing as Fake Deaf Sports News?

DeafDigest Sports editor surfs news and media
outlets for updates in the world of deaf sports.

There was a posting that Canada is playing
Russia for the gold medal championship in
hockey.

DeafDigest Sports editor received emails
from hockey fans saying the Americans
won the gold.

Point is – hockey updates were not written
up in the newspapers on a daily basis during
the Deaflympics week.

And the emails were from people that NEVER
bothered to udpate DeafDigest Sports on daily
hockey results!

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2019/12/22

DeafDigest Sports – December 22, 2019

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Helmet Bowl

— USA not getting hockey gold

— not playing college ball

— injuries in Australian Rules football

— Gallaudet player in USA deaf volleyball

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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 12/22/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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Gallaudet football

Gallaudet Bison reach Sweet 16 round in Helmet Bowl III, vote for Gallaudet daily

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University is one of 16 teams left standing in
Helmet Bowl III presented by Helmet Tracker. The Bison are the No. 2 seed
in the South Region and are going up against No. 4 seed University of
Richmond in the third round. The winner will advance to the quarterfinal
round of the national tournament to find the best football helmet in the
country.

People can vote by logging onto www.helmetbowl.com or via this direct
link: https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/.

Fans are encouraged to use all of their devices and browsers to vote, no
need to login, until the polls close on Monday, Dec. 23, at noon (EST).

Gallaudet’s helmet won its conference (Eastern Collegiate Football
Conference) for a third straight year and was seeded second in the South
Region. In the first round, GU dispatched No. 15 seed Austin College
Kangaroos (61 percent to 39 percent). In the second round, Gallaudet took
down No. 9 seed Ole Miss from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) by the
margin of 56 percent to 44 percent.

Gallaudet won Helmet Bowl I, two years ago, and reached the “Sweet 16”
round last year before losing to Lafayette College. Dickinson College
(NCAA Division III) won Helmet Bowl II last year.

Fans can vote daily from all of their devices here:
https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/

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Deaflympics hockey

part of newspaper story

Canada reaches gold medal hockey game at 2019 Deaflympics in Italy

The gold medal game is between Canada and Russia.

note:
that means Americans did not make it to the gold medal game.

Dunno which nation eliminated the Americans

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college basketball

Deven Thompson was offered a full ride scholarship to
play basketball at Northern New Mexico College.

The basketball web site at Northern New Mexico College does
not show his name on the team roster, nor of team stats

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elite deaf athletes

Sam McLarty, who is deaf, was promising prospect on the
top level of Australian Rules Football.

Injuries have set him back. He was given a look by one
the top teams but was sent back down.

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USA deaf volleyball

part of newspaper story

MSD grad Karita Lewis set to play in World Deaf Volleyball Championships

Maryland School for the Deaf graduate Karita Lewis is coming off a strong
junior volleyball season at Gallaudet.

Karita Lewis is coming off a strong junior volleyball season at Gallaudet.
The Frederick resident was a first-team selection to the North Eastern
Athletic Conference squad in 2019 at outside hitter. She made second team
last year, so Lewis is moving up in the world.

In fact, Lewis now is going to be using volleyball to head around the
world a bit. She recently returned from a trip to Brasilia, Brazil, where
Lewis played on the USA Deaf Women’s Volleyball teams that won gold at the
2019 Pan American Deaf Volleyball Regional Qualification from Nov. 26-30.

Lewis was the only current Gallaudet player on the team that won each set
(15 overall) and match (five) and qualified for the World Deaf Volleyball
Championships next July in Italy.

The U.S. beat Canada, Mexico and Brazil before topping Canada 25-15,
25-19, 25-15 in the title match in Brazil. Lewis played middle hitter and
said she loved getting the competition on the international level.

“It was a wonderful experience,” Lewis said. “I wanted to make sure I was
a good representation of the United States of America.”

Lewis said that playing with athletes of that ability was something she
enjoyed, and it should help in the future — starting with the games in
Italy.

“I did get a lot of playing time,” said Lewis, a Maryland School for the
Deaf graduate. “It was nice to have that team experience … [I learned]
from them. That was great.”

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random deafsports thoughts

USA out of luck in Deaflympics hockey.

Hockey in Deaflympics is not a matter of
individuals team versus individual teams.

It is a matter of national all-star teams
versus other national all-star teams.

When players from different teams get together
to play in Deaflympics, they pretty much play
it basic and simple.

Same thing with NHL hockey.

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