2019/03/23

DeafDigest Sports – March 23, 2019

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— Illinois all-star player

— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet baseball

— Gallaudet men’s basketball trip

— college deaf athlete

— curling sign language

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Gallaudet men’s basketball fundraising to travel to Costa Rica this August

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is raising
funds to help support its summer international trip to Costa Rica. The
Bison are working with Beyond Sports Tours on the logistics of the trip
and raising money for the team through Mighty Cause.

https://www.beyondsportstours.com/
https://www.mightycause.com/team/Acf0nf

DONATE: Click here to make a secure online donation
https://www.mightycause.com/team/Acf0nf

The GU men’s basketball team is hoping to become the first Gallaudet
athletics team to make an international trip in school history. As part of
the trip, the Bison will volunteer with Costa Rica’s Special Olympics.
Plus, the team plans to host a free basketball clinic for deaf students in
Costa Rica.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gallaudet
coachKevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu or 202.559.0438.

Thank you in advance for your donation and support for this Gallaudet
Bison men’s basketball trip

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Gallaudet baseball (at Florida)

Gallaudet can’t hold back Bethany Bison in final Spring Break game

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Gallaudet University baseball team scored five runs
in the bottom of the seventh inning here Friday against the Bethany
(W.Va.) College Bison to take an 8-3 lead. GU only needed six outs to
pick-up its third straight win during the 2019 Spring Break trip but
Bethany scored six times in the eighth and went on to win 9-8.

Gallaudet (7-12) trailed 2-0 early on after three innings but came back to
tie the game at two in the bottom of the fourth inning, after a RBI double
by freshman Shea Sliva-Wynne (Richmond, Texas) and a RBI single by junior
Austin Altman (Irvine, Calif.).

Bethany (11-4) got a run back in the top of the fifth on a sacrifice fly
out to regain a 3-2 advantage.

The GU Bison answered with a RBI single by sophomore Darren Drolsbaugh
(Lansdale, Pa.) to tie the game for a second time.

Gallaudet broke open the game in the bottom of the seventh as the Bethany
defense committed three errors to allow the GU Bison to score five times
on two hits. Senior Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.) and junior Gilwon Seo
(Hongseong, South Korea) had RBI singles in the five-run inning.

Bethany answered with a six-run eighth as Gallaudet’s pitching gave out.
The GU Bison walked four batters, twice with the bases loaded, before
Bethany put together three hits off Upton (0-1) including a RBI triple to
tie the game at 8-8 and a RBI single by Jake Stemmeric to score the
eventual game-winning run.

Upton took the loss as he allowed the game-winning run to score in two
innings of relief work. Freshman Josh Dugan (San Antonio, Texas) started
the game and threw into the eighth inning before being lifted for
Drolsbaugh, who faced three batters and allowed three runs on one hit and
two walks.

Bethany’s Neil Woods (1-0) got the win with 2.2 innings tossed to close
out the game.

BISON TRACKS

GU had eight RBI in the game

The GU Bison left eight runners on base

Seo led the offense going 3-for-5

Seven different Gallaudet batters had a hit

UP NEXT
Gallaudet returns home to begin North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC)
play against Penn St.-Abington (5-8) on Saturday, March 30, at noon.

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Illinois boys’ basketball

BOYS BASKETBALL

Jacksonville all-star rosters are announced

The 41st annual Country Financial West Central Illinois Boys All-Star
Classic scheduled for March 22, tonight at the Jacksonville Bowl.

The game features some of the top senior players from around the
Jacksonville area.

The North All-Stars will include Zach Thompson, Garrett Snow and Shawn
Bell of Concord Triopia; Brady Bergman and Camden Schmitz of Mount
Sterling Brown County;
D.J. McWilliams of Beardstown; Gage Bartos and Chase Schmitt of Pleasant
Plains; Russ Crifasi and Hank Hayer of Lutheran; Carson Reese of New
Berlin, and Vaughn
Toyne of PORTA/A-C.

The South All-Stars will include Cory Baalman and Drew Baalman of Hardin
Calhoun; Zach Rose and Jordan White of Jacksonville; Shannon McNeal of
Jacksonville ISD;
Dylan Marshall and Drew Winters of Jacksonville Routt; Gabe Jones and
Nathan Walker of Carrollton; Aaron Brown of Winchester West Central; Dylan
Pohlman of
Greenfield/Northwestern, and Justin Lawson of White Hall North Greene.

Triopia assistant coach Rich Thompson will guide the north team, and
Calhoun?s Ryan Graner will coach the South.

Two individuals, longtime Franklin athletic director Rick Smith and
retiring North Greene coach Brett Berry, will be honored before the game.
Pregame activities
begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets, which are $6 each, are available at participating schools and
also at Jacksonville?s County Market and at WLDS-WEAI radio.

Proceeds will go to Morgan County MADD Chapter, Camp Courage and the
Directions Heating and Cooling Center.

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random deafsports thoughts

Has DeafDigest Sports editor received complaints after
making boys’ and girls’ All-American announcements?

Yes.

DeafDigest Sports editor started covering high school
sports in 1986. Never has a year passed by without
complaints from some coaches and athletic directors.

Comes with the territory? Yes.

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college deaf athlete

Missy Sadler

junior

women’s basketball

St Thomas Aquinas (NY – NCAA-II)

started 10 of 31 games that she played

averaged 9.1 points per game

averaged 17.3 minutes per game

she is 6’1 tall

averaged 4.3 rebounds per game

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curling sign language

part of newspaper story

In such an auditory sport where players are guided by commands barked
loudly by the skip, deaf curlers rely on hand signals. Sweepers also work
in pairs so one can keep an eye on the signals being relayed from the
shot-taker. It can be a delicate dance as they have to be especially
vigilant that they dont accidentally knock the rock with their brooms or
feet while stealing a glance.

Deaf curlers also have to be wary opposing teams dont catch them signing
strategy, so some develop coded gestures not unlike a third-base coach in
baseball gives instruction to a baserunner across the diamond with a
seemingly random pattern of arm and hand motions.

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