2019/03/07

DeafDigest Sports – March 7, 2019

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— Team of the Year announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet softball update

— college deaf athlete

— elite fake-deaf athlete (yes, fake-deaf)

deaf schools won/lost records (as of 3/06/19)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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DeafDigest Sports Team of the Year announcement

coming up in due time –
Small Schools boys’ Team of the Year

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Basketball Team of the Year honors already announced

Big Schools Boys – Maryland School for the Deaf
Big Schools Girls – Texas School for the Deaf

Small Schools Girls – Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

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Gallaudet softball

Beach Blast Tournament gets washed out, Gallaudet set to host
five games this weekend

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University softball team will not be traveling
this weekend to the Beach Blast Tournament hosted by Virginia Wesleyan
University as that multi-team tournament was canceled due to weather and
poor field conditions in Virginia Beach, Va.

Gallaudet (2-0), who quickly filled its schedule void, will now host five
games this weekend at the GU Softball Complex on its turf field.

The Bison will play host to Rhode Island College (0-0) and Frostburg State
University (1-5) on Saturday, March 9. GU will play Rhode Island at 11
a.m. and Frostburg at 3 p.m. Rhode Island and Frostburg will face-off at 1
p.m.

On Sunday, the Bison will play host to Notre Dame of Maryland University
(0-0) for two non-conference games starting at noon. This will be the
first of four games against the Gators this month.

note:
many college baseball and softball teams like to play at Gallaudet’s
Hoy Field complex because of the turf. Grass surfaces elsewhere risk
schedule cancellations and postponements, not so at Gallaudet

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college deaf athlete

Jordan Garr

sophomore

Missouri Western University (NCAA-II)

thrower, men’s track team

threw the shot  16.87m (55-04.25) for 7th place at the
recent conference indoor track and field championship

now looking forward to the spring season

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elite fake-deaf athlete (yes, fake-deaf)

from a movie review posting

Breaking down the Xs and Os of the top 10 football movies of all time.

Rookie of the year
David Denman is solid as deaf TE Brian Murphy in his first-ever movie
role. His performance is solid and he looks the part at 64 with a beefy
build. The film was “The Replacements”

Note:
Gallaudet was mentioned in the film; saying the fake-deaf actor played at
Gallaudet, and that his “deafness” was the reason he was not drafted by the NFL.

The movie producer should have cast a real Gallaudet tight end instead of
a fake-deaf tight end – but in these days, no one took seriously the casting
of deaf actors, even when Marlee Matlin attracted notice for her Oscar win.

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random deafsports thoughts

yesterday’s comment:
Why Big and Small Schools honors?

Why not Division I and Division II honors?

DeafDigest Sports just likes Big and Small titles.

today’s explanation –
Clerc schools (six of them) are considered Big Schools
whereas non-Clerc schools are considered Small Schools.

Enrollment count does not matter; if a school is not
part of the Clerc circuit, it is a Small School –
even if some of the bigger Small Schools may have
more students than some of the smaller Clerc schools!

It is not fair to these small schools if a Clerc team
wins the Team of the Year honor every season!

How did these six Big Schools become Clerc members?

This is an issue good for discussion at some other
time! DeafDigest Sports editor doesn’t want to get into it now.

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