2019/03/08

DeafDigest Sports – March 8, 2019

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— Team of the Year announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— a school basketball team wins championship

— college deaf athlete

— elite deaf athlete

deaf schools won/lost records (as of 3/08/19)
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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Lexington girls’ basketball

Metro League Final Championship at Legacy

Opportunity Charter School vs Lexington?

OCS – 2 – 2 – 0 – 3 = 7
LEX -10 -11-20-11=52

Lex led at Halftime: 21 – 4

Lexington won Metro League Championships for three straight years.?

Dorgianny Flores – 10 pts, 4 rebounds, 1 assist
Ava Vitucci – 10 pts, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 7 steals
May Tun – 9 pts, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals
Julianna Vitucci – 8 pts, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals
Heidy De La Rosa – 6 pts, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 4 steals
Gigi Zheng – 5 pts, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals
Brianna Roberts – 4 pts, 10 rebounds, 2 steals

Final season record 2018-19:
We had a successful year – 16-4

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Virginia boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

VSDB’s Tishawn Manning eclipses 1,000 point plateau

STAUNTON – The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind has been playing
men’s basketball since 1921.

Over that 98 year span, only 14 players have broken through the
1,000-point mark. The latest player to join that elite group is senior
Tishawn Manning, who has just completed his career with the Cardinals with
1,057 points

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college deaf athlete

from a newspaper story

MATTHEW KLOTZ BREAKS 2 MORE DEAF SWIMMING RECORDS AT SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS

At the 2019 SEC Championships 2 weeks ago, LSU junior Matthew Klotz broke
2 American Deaf Records.

First, on a 200 free relay leadoff, Klotz swam a 19.55 50 freestyle. That
was .02 seconds shy of the LSU school record, but broke his own Deaf
Record of 19.77 from the mid-season Art Adamson Invitational. He now ranks
2nd in LSU school history.

Later, in the 100 back, Klotz swam a 47.17 in prelims (before adding time
to a 47.30 in finals). That broke his own American Record in the 100
backstroke also set at the Art Adamson Invitational.

In his 3rd event, the 200 back, he swam a 1:43.69 in prelims before adding
time in finals. That was just shy of his American Record of 1:43.55 set at
last years SEC Championships.

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elite deaf athlete

Cason Sherrod, pitcher, Miami Marlins minor league system

a scouting review said:
Sherrod is still officially listed as part of the GCL Marlins, but it
wouldnt be surprising to see him start the 2019 season at a much higher
level. Hell be turning 23-years-old in June, so I expect his advance
through the minors to be accelerated relative to other prospects.
Regardless of where he starts the year, he should finish it either with
the high-A Jupiter Hammerheads in the Florida State League or with the
double-A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp in the Southern League.

note:
while he is deaf, he functions as a hearing person and knows
no ASL

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random deafsports thoughts

from time to time, memories of departed deaf athletes
would cross DeafDigest Sports editor’s memories.

One such memory is of Mark Corson, who departed us
not that too many years ago.

He was quite involved with Deaf Basketball management,
especially in the Far West region – but during his
Gallaudet days he was a member of the wrestling team,
wrestling in the lower weights.

He was not an athlete, let alone being a wrestler, but
he was a valued member of the Gallaudet wrestling
team under legendary coach Thompson Clayton.

He probably never won a meet – but was never pinned,
thus saving Gallaudet two valuable points in dual
meets!

Clayton gave him just one piece of instruction –
do not get pinned, and Corson never was.

In these days, a pin would cost the loser’s team
five points and a loss by decision, three points –
a HUGE difference of two points in some of these
close matches.

Corson? Any connection with Harvey Corson, long time
superintendent of several deaf schools?

Yes, they were brothers.

note:
Gallaudet no longer fields wrestling teams, but during
these days, it eas a major campus sport.

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