2019/03/05

DeafDigest Sports – March 5, 2019

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— Team of the Year announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— college deaf athlete

— elite deaf athlete

deaf schools won/lost records (as of 3/05/19)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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DeafDigest Sports Team of the Year announcement
Girls’ basketball, Big Schools

Texas School for the Deaf

note:
no question about it. They won the Clerc championship
by defeating a very powerful Maryland School for the
Deaf team, and continued to win all of their games
until the state playoffs.

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Other Team of the Year announcements

Other Basketball Team of the Year announcements
will be made in due time, both in Small
schools divisions.

 

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Previously announced:

Big Schools Boys’ Basketball Team of the Year

Maryland School for the Deaf

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Fremont sports

Last week was a light week but all the eyes were on our Varsity Girls
Basketball team as they hosted the first round of the NorCal state
playoffs. It was a great
game with a lot of fan support. We unfortunately lost in a nail biter
52-50 but we also need to celebrate a great season that saw our girls go
26-4 overall and
winning the BCL and the NCS.

Our Boys Basketball team had their season opener last week, winning over
Ace Charter and the track team had its first meet at Sunset Invitational
last Friday. This
week, we will have our first softball game along with a baseball game and
two track meets. Good luck to everybody transitioning to spring sports.

Athlete of the Week – Mahlia Thornton. We all know how important our
junior center is to the girls basketball team. Mahlia also stars in
softball, track and field,
and volleyball so it was difficult to see her go down with an injury in
the first quarter of the NorCal State basketball game last week. We wish
her a speedy
recovery and we can?t wait to see this friendly student-athlete with us
again!

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Maryland boys’ basketball

newspaper story

MSD boys named national champions

Maryland School for the Deafs boys basketball team was selected as 2019
National Champions by DeafDigest Sports.

This is MSDs ninth championship overall. The Orioles finished the season
20-6.

They won the Clerc Classic Tournament (National Deaf Tournament) with a
64-44 win over Indiana School for the Deaf in the championship game.

Senior Rory Lewis finished his career with 1,042 points. He became the
17th MSD boys player to score 1,000 points. He made 97 3-pointers and
finished his career with a school-record 214.

Junior Miguel Pavao recorded 116 steals, the second highest in school
history.

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Michigan girls’ basketball

We ended our season with tough loss in district tournament against St.
Thomas More Academy, 4-52. Our team lead by Addison Blair with 3 points
and Rina Manssora with 1 points.

Our records are 0-17 League 0-8

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New Mexico boys’ basketball

BB results

NMSD 53

Walatowa 52

Our boys have won back to back District championships.  Many good
opportunities were missed but Walatowa and our team did not give up until
the buzzer sounded. Deven Thompson finished the night with a double-
double: 22 points & 20 rebounds and 4 blocks. Deven also joined the 1,000
rebounds club.  Bruce Brewer Jr contributed 13 points and had 5 steals. We
are at 21-5 which breaks last years records of 20 wins.  We are the # 7
seed for the State Basketball Tournament and we are looking forward to
State.  Congratulations to our boys!

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elite deaf athlete (retired)

Tamika Catchings, who is deaf but functions as a hearing
person and probably knows no ASL, had a long and successful
career playing professional women’s basketball for the
Indiana Fever.

She was just promoted to a new position in the Indiana
Fever front office – as the vice president of basketball
operations. Not sure exactly what her responsibilities
are but it may mean she is the boss – making all these
basketball decisions – draft choices, signing free agents,
waiving veterans and making all these trades as well
as sslary negotiations?

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random deafsports thoughts

During the seventies and eighties, Gallaudet men played
against such NCAA-I programs as:

Coppin State
Cornell
Delaware
Drexel
James Madison
George Mason
George Washington
Georgetown
Howard
Lehigh
Maryland
Navy
NJIT
North Carolina Central
Pennsylvania
Penn State
Rutgers
St Francis (PA)
Syracuse
Temple
UMBC
Virginia
Virginia Tech

It was men’s volleyball. In these days, men’s volleyball
was a spring sport – and it being so new a NCAA sport,
these opponents were either club programs or newly-founded
varsity programs – growing pains among these hearing
opponents.

Gallaudet dropped men’s volleyball as a varsity sport
in the late eighties. Gallaudet restarted it for two
recent seasons – as a club sport and as a varsity
sport before dropping it again.

Gallaudet won conference volleyball championships
during the seventies and competed in the national
NAIA tournament – these years before more colleges
took volleyball a bit more seriously.

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