2019/03/19

DeafDigest Sports – March 19, 2019

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— Boys’ Basketball All-American honors

— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball update

— Gallaudet baseball

— girls’ track update

— college deaf athlete

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upcoming announcements
Tuesday – boys’ All-American honors – TODAY
Wednesday – girls’ All-American honors
Thursday – other boys’ honors
Friday – other girls’ honors

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DeafDigest Sports 2019 Basketball All-American honors

boys’ basketball
Alabama – Cory McKinnie
American – Dylan Mallach
Arizona – Santana Gonzales
Arkansas – Ethan Pompeo
Colorado – DuChea High
Eastern North Carolina – Jeremiah Deans
Florida – Walter Douglas
Fremont – Luke Bella
Georgia – DeMarco Brown
Illinois – Shannon McNeal
Indiana – Jared Beckler
Lexington – Steve Salmon
Marie Philip – Kacey Monahan
Maryland – Rory Lewis
Maryland – Eric Long
Maryland – Miguel Pavao
Michigan – Jake Zanavitch
Mississippi – Mark Campbell
Missouri – Mikal Meriwether
Model – Joshua Wojnar
New Jersey – Nasir Gurganus
New Mexico – Deven Thompson
New Mexico – Bruce Brewer
New York – Jaykuss Figueroa
Oklahoma – Isaiah Holt
Pennsylvania – Jacob Cross
Phoenix – Brian Lynch
Rhode Island – Jayden Elias
Riverside – Dylan Eveland
Rochester – Bode Aggas
South Carolina – Andrew Bibbs
St Mary’s – Nick Barrus
Texas – Jonah Hazelett
Washington – Juan Ramirez
West Virginia – Zach Stump
Western Pennsylvania – Chad D’Amore

Honorary All-American
Kerwin Haake, sophomore, Kentucky SD

(one of the nation’s best high school/adult
wheelchair basketball players; he plays for
two clubs – a high school in Cincinnati and
an adult team also in Cincinnati)

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Gallaudet baseball

GU drops doubleheader to Saint Michael’s to start Spring Break

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Gallaudet University baseball team dropped a
doubleheader here Sunday at Terry Park to Saint Michael’s College to begin
its Spring Break trip in Florida.

This was the season opener for the Purple Knights (2-0). The Bison (5-10)
dropped the first game 7-2 and the second game 5-2.

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Eastern North Carolina boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

The Wilson Times readership area have been selected to the North Carolina
Basketball Coaches Association All-District 3 team

Second-team boys selections consisted of Eastern North Carolina School for
the Deaf junior Jeremiah Deans

Deans, at 6-2 and 215 pounds, was often the sole source of attention for
opposing defenses, while at times outscoring the opponent by his lonesome
last season.

note:
DeafDigest Sports editor saw Deans play, as a freshman, at Mason-Dixon
tournament three years ago at Louisiana School for the Deaf. He easily was
the best player in the tournament.

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Fremont updates

With the beautiful weather, we were able to get three baseball games, four
softball games, and a track meet in the books last week!  The teams will
be preparing the next few weeks for the Berg Seeger Classic here in
Fremont on Saturday April 6 and the Hoy Classic in Maryland on April
26-27!

Athlete of the Week ? Esther Biser.  Our junior all around player took up
a leadership role for softball after the team started late due to a long
basketball season.  The team finally played four games last week and she
led CSD to a 3-1 start.  Great job and we look forward to another great
season from you and the team!

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Washington girls’ track

part of newspaper story

As a team, Ilwacos girls tied with the Washington School for the Deaf for
first place

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random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports editor remembered a chat he had with
the football coach at St Rita School for the Deaf.

That school no longer fields a football team but
in the years way back, it did.

The school did not have too much money in the
athletic funds to fully support football.

The school saved money by not purchasing blocking
sleds. Instead the team pushed the coach’s car
across the practice field as a way to improve
on the players’ push and body strength.

The school saved money by not scheduling long
distance road trips – instead – playing against
local high school freshmen and JV teams.

And the school sent several outstanding players
to Gallaudet to play football – Rick Suiter,
John Kaleta and Dennis Emmendorfer, among others.

That was during the good old days.

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college deaf athlete

part of newspaper story

Kentucky Basketball: 5-star point guard Quade Green is better than I
thought, John Calipari says

Toughness defined Ulis two-year career with the Wildcats, and it has so
far defined Greens young life. He was born 80 percent deaf and struggled
to speak for years before auditory implants and speech therapists helped
him overcome those challenges  and basketball brought the shy kid from
Philadelphia out of his shell.

note:

NCAA Big Dance has two deaf connections

#1 – Vermont coach John Becker, a former Gallaudet head coach

#2 – Kentucky’s Quade Green

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