2019/05/31

DeafDigest Sports – May 31, 2019

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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 14 schedules turned in

— Gallaudet baseball equally honored with other colleges

— USA Triathlon honors a deaf participant

— controversial goalie mentions the deaf

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2019 football schedules, 14 turned in so far

the 14th schedule was turned in yesterday

Just hoping all schedules will be turned in
before schools close for the summer.

If you have completed your football schedule, please
email it to barry@deafdigest.com

thank you

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Gallaudet baseball

part of newspaper story

All-South Region accolades

Teams represented on the All-South Region first, second and third teams
are Methodist, Christopher Newport, Ferrum, Shenandoah, Piedmont, York
(Pa.), Birmingham-Southern, Centre, LaGrange, Hendrix, Randolph-Macon,
Frostburg State, Huntigdon, North Carolina Wesleyan, Eastern Mennonite,
Berry, Salisbury, Rhodes, Virginia Wesleyan, Hampden-Sydney, Oglethorpe,
Sewanee, Gallaudet, Greensboro, Lynchburg and Roanoke.

note:
the Gallaudet respresentative is Cameron Upton; and as a matter of
a geographical quirk, Gallaudet basically plays against teams from
the north and not against teams listed above. Who cares! An All-South
honor is still a great honor.

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women’s soccer

as written by Hope Solo in her web site; she is a former USA women’s goalie

Eighteen months ago, I filed a complaint against U.S. Soccer with the
USOC. The reason was simple: U. S. Soccer was breaking federal law under
the Ted Stevens Act. It was failing to live up to its responsibilities as
the sport’s national governing body – not just for the Women’s National
Team and our fight for equality, but for families across the country who
can’t afford for their kids to play, the underserved communities who don’t
have the same opportunities, the unsupported Paralympic and deaf athletes,
and everyone else in between.

What did the USOC do? Nothing. They dismissed it. They told me I needed to
file a complaint with the very organization I was making a complaint
against, one that has time and time again, refused to do right by its
athletes. Worse, U.S. Soccer’s process for dealing with complaints looks
like this: athlete files complaint, U.S. Soccer hand picks a single
arbitrator to hear the complaint. It doesn’t take much to see the athlete
has little chance of succeeding. Not only is the process a joke, it’s
against the law.

The Stevens Act requires that all decision-making bodies, including
Grievance panels, have 20% athlete representation. U.S. Soccer, in a
blatant violation of Federal law, quietly changed its bylaws about 10
years ago to bypass the 20% athlete representation requirement. I am also
certain that 99% of our USSF athletes are not aware this right was
stripped of them years ago.

The USOC’s decision to dismiss the complaint made no sense. The USOC is
duty bound to protect the rights of athletes and in this case, they looked
the other way. I responded by filing a demand for arbitration with the
American Arbitration Association. (A full copy of the filing can be found
here.) I asked the AAA panel to determine that the USOC made a mistake —
that they had a responsibility to hear my complaint and evaluate the
merits of the issues. The panel’s ruling now forces the USOC to do that.
This is a massive first step in holding U.S. Soccer accountable and
protecting athletes’ rights.

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USA Triathlon Announces Multisport Award Winners

part of press release

Most Inspirational Comeback Award: Jennifer Stack (Frederick, Md.)

Jennifer Stack is the recipient of the Most Inspirational Comeback Award,
which recognizes athletes who have made a comeback to the sport after a
traumatic or troublesome situation. Stack was in a motor vehicle accident
in August of 2017 that caused a severe concussion. The resulting physical
and mental trauma left her unable to work, drive and live her prior active
lifestyle as an avid cyclist and swimmer. To compound the situation, Stack
has been completely deaf since age 2 and grew up in foster care following
the death of her mother.

Through intensive physical therapy at the University of Maryland
Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute, and dedicated work with her
neurologist and neuropsychologist, Stack steadily regained her endurance
for everyday activities in preparation for her return to sport. She
finished her last physical therapy session on April 30, 2018, and
completed the Westfields Sprint Aquabike in Chantilly, Virginia, on May 6.
She went on to complete several more races in 2018, culminating with a
second-place finish in the women’s 35-39 age group at the USA Triathlon
International-Distance Aquabike National Championships in Miami.

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random deafsports thoughts

Do read Hope Solo’s posting. She is correct when she said
in part –

the underserved communities who don’t have the same opportunities,
the unsupported Paralympic and deaf athletes, and everyone else
in between.

note:

The Stevens Act was supposed to help the deaf with funding for
international competition. It mostly hasn’t.

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Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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2019/05/30

DeafDigest Sports – May 29-30, 2019

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 13 schedules turned in

— another baseball honor for Cameron Upton

— basketball player gets scholarship offer

— two elite athletes

— a track update

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2019 football schedules, 13 turned in so far

the 12th and 13th schedules were turned this week

Just hoping all schedules will be turned in
before schools close for the summer.

If you have completed your football schedule, please
email it to barry@deafdigest.com

thank you

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Gallaudet baseball

GU’s Cameron Upton named to ABCA All-South region third team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Gallaudet University senior shortstop Cameron Upton
(Vicksburg, Miss.) was selected to the 2019 American Baseball Coaches
Association (ABCA) Division III All-South region third team. This is the
second year in a row Upton has landed on the ABCA All-South region teams
after being named to the first team last year at second base.

Upton was recently named to the D3baseball.com All-South region third team
and landed on the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) first team for
a second straight year.

Upton ranks 17th in NCAA Division III for batting average (.440) and 40th
in on base percentage (.509). He finished the season second in the NEAC
for hits (62), third in stolen bases (17), fourth in batting average
(.440), sixth in on base percentage (.509), seventh in total bases (77),
11th in triples (two) and slugging percentage (.546). He was named NEAC
Baseball Player of the Week (Feb. 25) and selected to the D3baseball.com
Team of the Week (Feb. 19) this season. Upton finished his career with a
new school record in hits (218).

Upton was the only North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) player on the
ABCA All-South region teams. Wells College catcher Dylan Nolan and Keuka
College shortstop Brooks Vertoske were picked to the ABCA All-New York
second team.

Gallaudet has nine ABCA All-Region selections in its history.

The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches
Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. III All-America
Committee.

ABCA/Rawlings All-Region first-team selections are nominated for
ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors. ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans will be
announced on the evening of Thursday, May 30.

The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now includes
nine divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II
and III, Pacific Association Division, and high school. ABCA/Rawlings Gold
Glove teams were first recognized in 2007.

note:

What is the difference between ABCA honors and D3 honors?
Both are sort of same thing – but with one big difference.

D3 is open to all NCAA-III colleges that field baseball
teams.

ABCA is open only to dues-paying members. This is a huge
difference because one college in Gallaudet’s baseball
conference is not a dues-paying member. That college has
one of the best NCAA-III baseball players in the nation,
but since the college is not a member, he is not getting
the national honor that Cameron is getting!

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Eastern North Carolina track

part of newspaper story

GREENSBORO — Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf junior Jeremiah
Deans placed third in the boys shot put at the North Carolina High School
Athletic Association 1-A track and field championship meet Saturday, May
18.

Deans, who was the 1-A Mideast Regional runner-up, produced a season-best
toss of 48 feet, 8.5 inches, which was 15.5 inches farther than his
regional throw. Riley Blalock of Murphy was the winner with a heave of
50-1 while Cherokee’s Sterling Santa Maria was second at 49-5.75.

Deans finished fourth at the state 1-A meet in 2018.

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New Mexico boys’ basketball

6’10 Deven Thompson has accepted a basketball
scholarship offer from Northern New Mexico
College.

It is a NAIA program. This school offers
bachelor’s, associate degrees and certificates.

Basketball is the only varsity program the
college offers, which is quite unusual because
almost all colleges offer an array of fall,
winter and spring sports!

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deaf pro female golfer

from a web posting today

Born with a hearing impairment, prodigy golfer Diksha Dagar won her first
professional title at 18.

Today, Dagar, who wears hearing aids, can boast of many wins.

She’s the second Indian to win a title on the Ladies European Tour (LET),
and was also a front-runner in the race for LET’s ‘Rookie of the Year’
award in 2016.

Diksha has been encouraged by her father, Narender Dagar to never view her
disability as an impediment in the way of her goals. Needless to say, she
can be safely counted among India’s high-performing women golfers.

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random deafsports thoughts

When hearing colleges (not Gallaudet or RIT) recruit
deaf athletes, do these college coaches and administrators
see to that they succeed academically, get accommodations
as well as ample playing time?

There have been recruited deaf athletes that drop out
of these hearing colleges for these reasons. Some
succeed but many don’t.

A recruited baseball player got very upset when he
was ignored during campus social life and events
and left school after attending classes only for
a very short time. He transferred to Gallaudet
and graduated as a happy student and as honored player.

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Elite deaf athletes, pro football

Derrick Coleman, who played with the Cardinals,
is now a free agent. The Cardinals let him go
without extending him a contract.

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Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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2019/05/28

DeafDigest Sports – May 27-28, 2019

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— random deafsports thoughts; deaf coaches in college sports

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 13 schedules turned in

— elite deaf athlete, Australian Rules Football

— deaf volleyball team defeating champions in pool play

— ousted in French tennis

— a coaching opportunity

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2019 football schedules, 13 turned in so far

the 12th and 13th schedules were turned in past few days

Just hoping all schedules will be turned in
before schools close for the summer.

If you have completed your football schedule, please
email it to barry@deafdigest.com

thank you

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women’s volleyball

part of press release

Open Nationals

Women’s A
Team Bearclaw (Iowa Region) claimed the Women’s A Division title with a
25-18, 25-19 victory over Team Freedom A-Red (Garden Empire Region). Team
Bearclaw finished the tournament with a 10-1 record, its only loss to USA
Deaf Volleyball (Chesapeake Region) in a second-round match.

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French Open tennis

part of ESPN news

Nadal made light work of qualifier Yannick Hanfmann on Monday,
winning 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the French Open

ESPN made no mention of Yannick Hanfmann’s deafness. DeafDigest
Sports applauds Hanfmann for making it to the French Open.
Very, very difficult for tennis pros to make it to any of these
Big 4 tournaments – Australian, French, Wimbledon and USA Open.
They must win in their qualifying rounds first.

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making debut in high level Australian Rules
Football league

part of a posting

Northcote Park youngster Mahmoud El-Achkar’s debut shows
deafness no hurdle to footy dream

A youngster making his senior debut is a weekly event in the
Northern Football League.

note:
a senior level in Australian Rules Football is sort of
equal to Class AAA in baseball, a notch below major
league baseball

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VMI football coaching candidate

Way back in 1916, VMI was looking for a new head coach.

There were many applicants for that coaching vacancy.

The list of candidates was whittled down to two.

One of the two was Ed Foltz, a great Gallaudet football
player who also had a great success coaching football
in schools for the deaf.

He did not get the job for one reason – his deafness.

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coaching opportunity

USA Deaf Track and Field is seeking for a well-qualified Head Coach to
lead the USA Team for the years of 2020 and 2021.  The position is a
volunteer position.

Please review the application link below and apply.

http://usadtf.org/pdf/2021CoachesCriteria.pdf

USA Team has a rich history of bringing excellent track and field athletes
dating back to 1957 Milan.  The USADTF hopes to land a person who can take
over the helm
and bring home medals from the 2020 World Deaf Athletics Championships and
2021 Summer Deaflympics.  Their destinations are undetermined at the
moment.

Should any interested applicant have some questions, please contact –
info@usadtf.org

Best of luck to you!

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random deafsports thoughts

do read the story about the VMI coaching vacancy.

Deafness really a barrier to big time coaching
opportunities?

We do have several deaf coaches in NCAA-I sports
but these are basically minor sports such as
swimming and wrestling. What about big time
sports – football, basketball, baseball,
lacrosse? These big time collegiate powers would
not touch a deaf coach.

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Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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2019/05/26

DeafDigest Sports – May 26, 2019

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— random deafsports thoughts, baseball scores mystery

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 13 schedules turned in

— Gallaudet men’s soccer, new recruit

— Indiana baseball score

— New Mexico & Washington track

— two elite deaf athletes, women’s football & pro tennis (French Open)

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2019 football schedules, 13 turned in so far

the 12th and 13th schedules were turned in past few days

Just hoping all schedules will be turned in
before schools close for the summer.

If you have completed your football schedule, please
email it to barry@deafdigest.com

thank you

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Gallaudet men’s soccer

part of newspaper story

KSC announces scholarship winners

The Kokomo Soccer Club has announced its senior scholarship winners for
2019

The scholarship winners are all involved with the club. The winners are
Cameron Robertson (headed to Anderson University), Jenna Robertson
(Huntington University), Olivia Hale (IUPUI), Sheris Plemons (IU Kokomo),
Walker Casler (Gallaudet University)

note:
not sure what a scholarship winner means because Gallaudet is not
allowed to offer athletic scholarships. Gallaudet can offer
academic scholarships only for those that qualify in academics.

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Indiana baseball

from a tweet

Baseball Sectional 58 Semifinal:
Indiana School for the Deaf-11
Traders Point-13

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New Mexico track

part of newspaper story

While this weekend’s state small-school track meet was a moment to honor
champions and trophy-earners, let’s recognize New Mexico School for the
Deaf for its performance in the 1A meet. Thanks in large part to Deven
Thompson’s 12 points for winning the shot put and taking second in the
discus, the Roadrunners finished tied for seventh place with 20 points. It
was the highest point total and best finish for the school in two decades.

Helping out with that performance were senior Jacob Stevens, who was
runner-up in the 1A 100 and sixth in the 200, and eighth grader Kieran
Vollmar, who took fifth in the 100 hurdles.

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Washington track

part of newspaper story

1B STATE MEET

boys

At E. Washington, Cheney

Finals

Washington School for the Deaf was seventh in the 4×100 relay

Triple jump
15, Jose Ramirez (Washington School for Deaf) 36-3

girls

4×100 relay — 5, Washington School for Deaf (Ashantay Truong, Peyton
Barnes, Juliana Sanchez, Emma McKinney) 54.11

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elite deaf athlete

Danyelle Kerse

cornerback

Detroit Dark Angels women’s pro football

newspaper story said:

the key defensive contributor is Danyelle Kerse of Taylor,
a cornerback who reads lips and hand signals from her
teammates because she is deaf

The team is unbeaten and may possibly be the national
women’s pro football champions

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elite deaf athlete

Yannick Hanfmann

Germany

ranked 184th best in the world

will be facing Rafael Nadal, the
biggest match of his career

he survived 3 qualifiying rounds for
the right to face Nadal in the
French Open

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random deafsports thoughts

don’t know what it is

from a newstory posting

Grand Junction, Colo. (KJCT/KKCO) Day 1 Scores:

Walters deaf. Cowley, 16-12.
Nacarro deaf. Chipola, 10-6
Chattahoochie deaf. New Mexico, 20-12

the video showed baseball action but why
the word – deaf?

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Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetBisonShop.com

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2019/05/25

DeafDigest Sports – May 23-25, 2019

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 13 schedules turned in

— Gallaudet track

— Gallaudet baseball

— a school returns to football

— USA volleyball updates

— a past track great

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2019 football schedules, 13 turned in so far

the 12th and 13th schedules were turned in past two days

Just hoping all schedules will be turned in
before schools close for the summer.

If you have completed your football schedule, please
email it to barry@deafdigest.com

thank you

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Gallaudet baseball

Gallaudet’s Cameron Upton selected to the D3baseball.com All-South region
third team

MINNEAPOLIS – Gallaudet University senior shortstop Cameron Upton
(Vicksburg, Miss.) was named to the 2019 D3baseball.com All-South region
third team as announced by the national website that covers NCAA Division
III baseball. Upton was named to the all-conference first team by the
North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) earlier this month for the second
straight year.

Upton, a four-time all-conference player, lands on the D3baseball.com
All-Region teams for the second time in his career. The crafty infielder
was named to the second team last season at second base.

Upton ranks 17th in NCAA Division III for batting average (.440) and 40th
in on base percentage (.509). He finished the season second in the NEAC
for hits (62), third in stolen bases (17), fourth in batting average
(.440), sixth in on base percentage (.509), seventh in total bases (77),
11th in triples (two) and slugging percentage (.546). He was named NEAC
Baseball Player of the Week (Feb. 25) and selected to the D3baseball.com
Team of the Week (Feb. 19) this season. Upton finished his career with a
new school record in hits (218).

Upton is the only NEAC player on the All-South region teams. The NEAC had
several selection on other regions’ teams. Penn St.-Berks shortstop Toby
Welk (first team) was named the Mid-Atlantic region Player of the Year
while Lancaster Bible College outfielder Will Welsh was picked to the
second team for a second straight year. In the All-New York region, Keuka
College shortstop Brooks Vertoske was picked to the second team.

Gallaudet now has eight D3baseball.com All-Region honors in program
history (first team: two, second team: three, third team: three). Upton
joins William Bissell and Brandon Holsworth as the only two-time honorees
from GU.

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Gallaudet men’s track

GU’s Gregory places 10th in the 200-meter dash at NCAA championships

GENEVA, Ohio – Gallaudet University made its return to the NCAA outdoor
track and field championships here Thursday for the first time in six
years.

In the early evening, Bison freshman sprinter Eric Gregory (Metairie, La.)
lined up in the first heat of three in the 200-meter dash preliminaries at
the SPIRE Institute. Gregory was in the 8th lane and flew around the turn
during the 200-meter dash and bolted towards the finish line. Gregory
crossed in 21.68 seconds and was the fourth person in his heat to complete
the race. Two other heats had to be run before Gregory would know if he
made the cut to Saturday’s finals, where the top nine runners advance.

In the second heat, four runners were faster than Gregory’s time including
the top finisher, sophomore Corey Carter from Principia, who crossed in
21.04. The GU rookie still stood in eighth place with the third heat about
to run. In the final heat, five of the seven runners finished slower than
Gregory but, unfortunately, two runners posted faster times to bump
Gregory to 10th overall as he just missed the finals cut by eighth
hundredths of a second.

Gregory’s top time in the 200-meter dash this season was 21.39 set back on
April 20 at the Gallaudet University Invitational. That time would have
been the third fastest time in the nationals preliminaries.

“This season has been an exciting journey full of highs and lows,
victories and defeats. Every accomplishment and every set back has its
lesson in this roller coaster ride of track and field. Eric Gregory may
not have made it to the finals, this season, but he now knows what it
takes to get here,” said Gallaudet coach Byron Moore. “Eric has a bright
future ahead of him for sure and I am looking forward to seeing what he is
capable of achieving.”

UP NEXT
This completes the 2019 Gallaudet men’s track and field season. Gregory
finishes the season with three school records (two outdoor, one indoor).

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Louisiana track

part of newspaper story

Past area Athlete of the Year winners

1988 – JAMES MIMS, La. School for the Deaf

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Michigan football

after not playing football in the 2018 season, the school
is making a comeback in the 2019 season.

While it is last minute, the school is trying to finish up
its 2019 schedule.

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part of press release

The Government of Canada supports the Canadian Deaf Sports Association and
Canada’s deaf and hard of hearing athletes

LAVAL, QC, May 22, 2019 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada believes it is
important to support all Canadian athletes to allow them to continually
strive for the podium.

Today, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minster of Canadian Heritage and
Multiculturalism, accompanied by Angelo Iacono, Member of Parliament
(Alfred-Pellan), announced a contribution of $762,800 to the Canadian Deaf
Sports Association (CDSA) through the Sport Support Program. Minister
Rodriguez, along with MP Iacono, made this announcement on behalf of the
Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport.

This support is being provided over a two-year period, with half the funds
distributed in 2018–2019, and the remainder in 2019–2020.

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random deafsports thoughts

per above Canadian press release, how much money does the
USA government give to deaf sports?

Zero!

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USA volleyball updates

If you are interested in applying for a coaching position for the US
teams, please review the
criteria first before applying for a coaching position. See the Coach
Criteria attached.
Please contact Team Director, Patrick O’Brien, at pobrien@usdeafsports.org
if you require any
further information about the USA Deaf Volleyball.

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2019 Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Induction banquet May 31, 2019

George Stothart, Multisport Athlete

George is a multi-sport athlete, coach, and for 64 years, a basketball
official. He was born deaf and became a leader in the growth of the deaf
sporting community in Alberta. He played football with the Lacombe High
School, the University of Alberta, the Edmonton Huskies, and basketball
for the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). George competed
at three World Deaf Games, twice on the Canadian Basketball Team in 1965 &
1973, and as a 400m athletics participant in 1969. He attended once again
in 1981 as a Team Canada official and chaperone. George was one of the key
players on the Edmonton deaf fastball team, ‘The Flying Fingers’ in 1969,
and was one of the founders of the Edmonton Tasmanian Devils deaf
slo-pitch team in 1980. He was also a leader in the formation of the
Edmonton Deaf Basketball team. George was one of the first officers to
serve on the board of the Federation of Silent Sports of Alberta (FSSA),
the forerunner of the Alberta Deaf Sports Association. He held numerous
positions from 1976 to 1982. George refereed basketball at various levels
since the age of 15 and in the peak of his career, was officiating 287
games per year.

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Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetBisonShop.com

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2019/05/22

DeafDigest Sports – May 21-22, 2019

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 11 schedules turned in

— track, football and track updates

— more on Purdue football history

— Gallaudet baseball

— deaf NASCAR fans

— USA deaf women’s soccer team

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2019 football schedules, 11 turned in so far

the 11th schedule was turned yesterday

Just hoping all schedules will be turned in
before schools close for the summer.

If you have completed your football schedule, please
email it to barry@deafdigest.com

thank you

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Gallaudet baseball

The 2019 baseball team had a 9-30 record

The team lost 5 players mid-way of the season because
of injuries and disciplinary dismissals.

Coach Curtis Pride had four solid starters at the beginning
of the season but the staff was weakened because of these
departures.

He had hopes of cracking the 9-win ceiling and make it
a double-digit wins season. It was not to be.

All players return for the 2020 season except for one
departing senior – Cameron Upton.

Here is looking to the 2020 season.

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Florida football

part of newspaper story

Fla. Deaf also makes hire

Florida Deaf, which hired former coach Eric LeFors to replace Travis
Homewood

LeFors’ hire is a return to the recent past for the Dragons in St.
Augustine. LeFors coached four seasons at Florida Deaf (2012-15) and had
four stellar seasons, including a 9-1 mark in 2013 that earned the Dragons
the deaf national championship trophy. He was a combined 27-11.

note:
The story did not mention that Florida is playing 8-man football this
coming season.

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Indiana softball

Covenant Christian High School defeated
Indiana School for the Deaf in first
round sectionals

final score is not known

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Wisconsin track

part of newspaper story

WIAA DIVISION 3

CAMBRIDGE REGIONAL

Boys team scores: Cambridge 125.5, Deerfield 105, Waterloo 84.5, Wayland
Academy 55, Madison Country Day 43.5, Palmyra-Eagle 37.5, Fall Riverr 37,
Hustisford 31, Rio 23, Johnson Creek 18, University Lake School 16,
Wisconsin School for the Deaf 2.

Girls team scores: Rio 147.5, Palmyra-Eagle 118.5, Waterloo 100, Cambridge
84.5, Madison Country Day 80, Deerfield 70, Johnson Creek 38.5, Fall River
38, Hustisford 37, Wayland Academy 23, University Lake School 11,
Wisconsin School for the Deaf 3.

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Purdue football history

(from a web blog)

Purdue Football’s First Coach, Albert Berg, Coached One Game and Made $1

The first head football coach in Purdue history was a man named Albert
Berg, who coached the team to an 0-1 record in the inaugural 1887 season.
He was paid $1, which is about $25 in today’s money to do so. The result
was not good for Purdue, as they lost to Butler 48-6.

Still Albert Berg was an incredibly talented and unique man who overcame
the obstacle of deafness. Yes, he was able to become Purdue’s first ever
football coach despite being deaf.

note:
Berg was one of the players on Gallaudet’s first football team in
1883.

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Deaf NASCAR fans

part of web posting

The documentary received top honors for its innovative use of sound to
showcase how deaf NASCAR fans experience a race. The film follows 40
members of the Deaf NASCAR Fans group during the 2018 Monster Energy
NASCAR All-Star Race, exploring the science of sound and how the event is
perceived through the other four senses.

note:

Not sure if the article is accurate. Deaf fans watch NASCAR events
because they love auto races. It probably is a group of hard of hearing
fans, with hearing aids and CI’s that want to listen to noise from cars.

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deaf women’s soccer

part of web posting

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The legendary 1999 U.S. Women’s National Team that won
the World Cup

Joy Fawcett was a defender and another veteran of the 1991 World Cup team.
She struck the second penalty kick of the final.

Fawcett racked up well over 200 caps total for the USWNT. She is currently
an assistant for the U.S. Deaf Women’s National Team.

note:

does she use ASL to communicate with her players?

Do not know.

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random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports accepts deaf sports stories from
everyone.

An important thing to realize. If the attachments
cannot be copied and pasted, then it may not go into
DeafDigest Sports.

An example – jpg attachments cannot be copied and pasted

An example – doc and docx attachments are easily copied
and pasted

An example – pdf attachments may or may not be copied
and pasted – just depends on how it was set up in the
first place

Because of copyrighting issues, pictures and images
may not always be posted in DeafDigest Sports.

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Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetBisonShop.com

2019/05/20

DeafDigest Sports – May 20, 2019

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet basketbll camp

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 10 schedules turned in

— track updates

— deaf schools slo-pitch tournament

……………………………………….

2019 football schedules, 10 turned in so far

the 10th schedule was turned in this morning

Just hoping all schedules will be turned in
before schools close for the summer.

If you have completed your football schedule, please
email it to barry@deafdigest.com

thank you

…………………………………………………….

Gallaudet basketball camp

John Perry Gallaudet Basketball Camp set for June 30-July 5 in Hartford,
Conn

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program will host
the John Perry Gallaudet Basketball Camp 2019 on June 30-July 5 at the
American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Conn. The camp is open to boys
and girls entering grades 9th-12th.

The camp includes games, drills, stations, ASL instructions, t-shirt,
meals, lodging and other activities.

The cost of the week-long camp is $175 but if you register before June 1
you receive $15 off.

Register Here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/VP1yTQ?vid=rmw2
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gallaudet
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu

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2019 ESDAA Track & Field Championships Official Results
56th Annual Boys & 42nd Annual Girls
Friday-Saturday, May 10 – 11, 2019
Host: Rhode Island School for the Deaf

Boys
1st: Maryland – 167 Points (Overall & Division 1 Champion)
2nd: Rochester – 81 Points (Division 2 Champion)
3rd: Lexington – 66 Points (Division 1 Second Place)
4th: St. Mary’s – 46 Points (Division 2 Second Place)
T-5: Rhode Island – 34 Points
T-5: Pennsylvania – 34 Points
T-5: Marie Katzenbach – 34 Points
8th: New York – 24 Points
9th: American – 5 Points

Girls
1st: Maryland – 165 Points (Overall & Division 1 Champion)
2nd: Rochester – 111 Points (Division 2 Champion)
3rd: Lexington – 88 Points (Division 1 Second Place)
4th: St. Mary’s – 67 Points (Division 2 Second Place)
5th: Rhode Island – 24 Points
6th: Pennsylvania – 17 Points
T-7: Marie Katzenbach – 5 Points
T-7: American – 5 Points
9th: Mill Neck Manor – 4 Points

Full Individual and Team Results can be viewed here: https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=362241&show=all

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deaf schools slo-pitch tournament

Three teams

Asd

Lexington

WPSD

Round robin games

Lexington beat asd, 13-11

WPSD beat Lexington, 13-3

WPSD beat asd, 17-9

Bracketed play (single elimination)

Lexington beat asd, 19-13

WPSD beat Lexington, 28-19

While Western Pennsylvania hosted that annual
tournament, the games took place on the Scranton
campus to reduce driving time among invited schools.

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Eastern North Carolina track

ENCSD Track

1A State Championships           Saturday, May 18th at NC A& T University

Jeremiah Deans        Shot Put     3rd Place           48-8.50

His throw on Saturday was 15.5 inches better than his regionals throw.

note:
Jeremiah Deans is considered to be the #1 basketball player among
Mason-Dixon teams

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random deafsports thoughts

fewer deaf teams having football teams leads to fewer
scheduled football games.

This trend is not good.

………………………………………

Gallaudet athletics

Gallaudet athletics launches fundraising campaign

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University athletics department launched its
first online fundraising campaign to benefit Bison student-athletes. The
campaign kicked off on Tuesday, May 7, at the annual sports banquet and
will last until September. The goal of the campaign is $56,000 within a
four-month period.

“This campaign is founded to support our athletics programs at Gallaudet
University. The money raised will enable our student-athletes and their
teams to have their best season yet,” said Gallaudet Athletic Director
Victor Mansure. “Every dollar raised makes a real difference. Anyone can
give to the campaign!”

Gallaudet has partnered with MobileCause, who helps non-profits attract
more donors and inspire giving with its fundraising and donor engagement
software and digital marketing services. MobileCause is trusted by
thousands of non-profit organizations.

“Securing a broad base of support from our community demonstrates our
value and brings more awareness to Gallaudet Athletics,” added Mansure.
“We are a tax-exempt organization under IRC 501(c)(3) and contributions
are tax deductible as donors will receive a tax receipt moments after
making their gift.”

For more information about the campaign log onto
https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/GUBison/ or text GUBISON to 71777.

Want to donate to a specific sport, click at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2018-19/mobilecause
and pick your sport

Athletics
Baseball
Cheerleading
Football
Men’s Basketball
Men’s Soccer
Softball
Swimming (Men’s & Women’s)
Track Field & Cross Country (Men’s & Women’s)
Women’s Basketball
Women’s Soccer
Women’s Volleyball

…………………………………………………….

Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetBisonShop.com

2019/05/19

DeafDigest Sports – May 18-19, 2019

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet basketbll camp

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 9 schedules turned in

— elite deaf athlete, pro baseball

— softball updates

— track update

— soccer coach inducted into hall of fame

— Gallaudet men’s track represented at NCAA nationals

— a Dummy Hoy tale we didn’t know about

……………………………………….

2019 football schedules, 9 turned in so far

Just hoping all schedules will be turned in
before schools close for the summer.

If you have completed your football schedule, please
email it to barry@deafdigest.com

thank you

…………………………………………………….

Gallaudet track

Gallaudet’s Eric Gregory officially makes 2019 NCAA Division III
outdoor track and field championship field

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Track and Field
Committee announced today the participants in the 2019 NCAA Division III
Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

For each men’s individual event contested, including the decathlon, the
top 20 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition.  For
each women’s individual event contested, including the heptathlon, the top
22 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition.  For each
relay event contested, the top 16 declared relay teams, one per
institution, were accepted into the competition.

Gallaudet University freshman sprinter Eric Gregory (Metairie, La.) made
the cut in the 200-meter dash as he had the 14th fastest time out of the
Top 20 in the event. Gregory posted a time of 21.39 seconds back on April
20 at the Gallaudet University Invitational. Gregory’s time was a personal
record and a new school record.

Jordan Leverette from Baldwin Wallace University has the top time of 20.89
seconds in the 200-meter dash.

Gregory becomes Gallaudet’s first NCAA championship qualifier since 2013
when Darius Flowers finished seventh in the triple jump and 13th in the
long jump. Flowers was a two-time All-American in the triple jump and
nearly earned a third when he placed ninth in 2012 after he placed sixth
in 2011.

Gregory is the first NCAA championship qualifier under Gallaudet coach
Byron Moore since he took the head coach reigns in 2014-15.

The championships will be held May 23-25 at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva,
Ohio, and hosted by University of Mount Union. The 200-meter dash
preliminaries will be held on Thursday, May 23, at 5 p.m.

…………………………………………………….

Gallaudet basketball camp

John Perry Gallaudet Basketball Camp set for June 30-July 5 in Hartford,
Conn

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program will host
the John Perry Gallaudet Basketball Camp 2019 on June 30-July 5 at the
American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Conn. The camp is open to boys
and girls entering grades 9th-12th.

The camp includes games, drills, stations, ASL instructions, t-shirt,
meals, lodging and other activities.

The cost of the week-long camp is $175 but if you register before June 1
you receive $15 off.

Register Here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/VP1yTQ?vid=rmw2
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gallaudet
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu

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Fremont softball

part of newspaper story

St. Vincent breezed past No. 8 California School for the Deaf 13-1 in
Petaluma.

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Indiana softball

from a tweet

Morristown Athletics

Lady Jacket softball squad defeats Indiana Deaf School 4-2 in their
regular season finale.

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Michigan boys’ track

part of newspaper story

Division 4 state

BOYS
TEAM SCORES: Flint Beecher 100, Lutheran Northwest 84, Parkway Christian
77, International Academy 75, Dryden 62, Austin Catholic 52, Oakland
Christian 46, Roeper 37, Cardinal Mooney 24, Mount Clemens 24, Genesee 14,
Clarkston Everest 11, Michigan School for the Deaf 5, Our Lady of the
Lakes 3.

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Rhode Island soccer

part of newspaper story

Boucher, Blackmon, Gillooly among 14 named to RIIL Hall

The Rhode Island Interscholastic League announced that 14 new members will
be enshrined in its Hall of Fame this fall. The Class of 2019 will feature
a two pro athletes, the best scorer in RIIL girls basketball history, a
pair of All-State athletes turned state champion coaches, four other
champion coaches, two administrators and the man who wrote about them all.

Mount’s David Belisle is part of the class, as are fellow coaches Ed
Bradley (Barrington boys soccer), Jerry Dandeneau (R.I. School for the
Deaf basketball and soccer,

note:
DeafDigest Sports editor remembers Jerry Dandeneau. The editor started
covering deaf school sports in 1986, and Dandeneau was one of the soccer
coaches on his contacts list. Dandeneau coached his team to a boys’ deaf
soccer team of the year one season.

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random deafsports thoughts

a deaf sports fan passed away recently. His son played basketball
at Gallaudet some years back.

Before we had videos of Gallaudet sports, how did that deaf sports
fan keep up with his son’s games at Gallaudet since he did not
live in the Washington, DC area?

He had someone send play by play texts of each Gallaudet game!

We’ve gone a long way since then, thanks to technology.

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elite deaf athlete, baseball

part of newspaper story

Quebec Capitales fielder Tyson Gillies puts in the work to overcome
hearing loss

Gillies, one of a number of new names on the Quebec Capitales roster this
season, is legally deaf.

“That was the way for me to kind of make scouts and colleges overlook my
disability, and not think too much about it and say, ‘Hey, that’s Tyson,
the legally deaf baseball player,’ not, ‘Hey there’s Tyson — he is working
hard again today.'”

The 30-year-old Vancouver native wears hearing aids. He says playing
baseball with his condition wasn’t always easy, but he makes up for it on
the field by making sure he is prepared, knowing who’s on base and what he
has to do with the ball if it’s hit to him.

He was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 25th round of the 2006 Major
League Baseball draft, and since then he has played for more than 20 teams
in the minor leagues and independent ball. He has also played for the
Canadian national team.

Though it’s his first season in Quebec City, it’s not his first time
playing there — two years ago, Gillies played against the Capitales there
when he was with the Ottawa Champions.

note:
The Québec Capitales are a professional baseball team based in Quebec
City, Quebec, Canada. The Capitales are a member of the Canadian-American
Association of Professional Baseball, which is not affiliated with Major
League Baseball.

Gillies was once or twice during his career so close to making it in the
majors but was never called up.

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a Dummy Hoy tale we didn’t know about

part of web posting

Cincinnati Reds

Reds Manager: Hank O’Day

This Reds manager, like the one he replaced, pitched in the 19th century.
He first made his name in the baseball world in the 1880’s in Washington,
forty years after the Washington Monument was built and twenty four years
before the Lincoln Memorial. His catcher was a 25-year-old named Connie
Mack and, in outfield, a young deaf mute named Luther Hoy patrolled center
field.

It’s not documented, but one must suppose that O’Day and Hoy had a rapport
as O’Day’s parents were both hearing impaired.

note:
the posting is very long

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Gallaudet athletics

Gallaudet athletics launches fundraising campaign

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University athletics department launched its
first online fundraising campaign to benefit Bison student-athletes. The
campaign kicked off on Tuesday, May 7, at the annual sports banquet and
will last until September. The goal of the campaign is $56,000 within a
four-month period.

“This campaign is founded to support our athletics programs at Gallaudet
University. The money raised will enable our student-athletes and their
teams to have their best season yet,” said Gallaudet Athletic Director
Victor Mansure. “Every dollar raised makes a real difference. Anyone can
give to the campaign!”

Gallaudet has partnered with MobileCause, who helps non-profits attract
more donors and inspire giving with its fundraising and donor engagement
software and digital marketing services. MobileCause is trusted by
thousands of non-profit organizations.

“Securing a broad base of support from our community demonstrates our
value and brings more awareness to Gallaudet Athletics,” added Mansure.
“We are a tax-exempt organization under IRC 501(c)(3) and contributions
are tax deductible as donors will receive a tax receipt moments after
making their gift.”

For more information about the campaign log onto
https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/GUBison/ or text GUBISON to 71777.

Want to donate to a specific sport, click at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2018-19/mobilecause
and pick your sport

Athletics
Baseball
Cheerleading
Football
Men’s Basketball
Men’s Soccer
Softball
Swimming (Men’s & Women’s)
Track Field & Cross Country (Men’s & Women’s)
Women’s Basketball
Women’s Soccer
Women’s Volleyball

…………………………………………………….

Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetBisonShop.com

2019/05/17

DeafDigest Sports – May 17, 2019

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet basketbll camp

— random deafsports thoughts

— several track update

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 9 schedules turned in

— Gallaudet soccer

……………………………………….

2019 football schedules, 9 turned in so far

Just hoping all schedules will be turned in
before schools close for the summer.

If you have completed your football schedule, please
email it to barry@deafdigest.com

thank you

…………………………………………………….

Gallaudet soccer

part of newspaper story

Iowa soccer player overcomes deafness, plans to play in college

NORWALK, Iowa — For all the noise there is in soccer, Ethan Froehlich
experiences a silent sport.

“The only limitation I have is the fact that I don’t hear,” Ethan said.

And that passion has only grown. Now a senior for Norwalk, Ethan is happy
to play for both the varsity and junior varsity squads because he really
loves soccer.

Ethan’s been involved with the USA Deaf Soccer and has signed on to play
college soccer at Galludet, a private university for deaf and
hard-of-hearing students.

……………………………………………………

Gallaudet basketball camp

John Perry Gallaudet Basketball Camp set for June 30-July 5 in Hartford,
Conn

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program will host
the John Perry Gallaudet Basketball Camp 2019 on June 30-July 5 at the
American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Conn. The camp is open to boys
and girls entering grades 9th-12th.

The camp includes games, drills, stations, ASL instructions, t-shirt,
meals, lodging and other activities.

The cost of the week-long camp is $175 but if you register before June 1
you receive $15 off.

Register Here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/VP1yTQ?vid=rmw2
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gallaudet
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu

………………………………………………….

Fremont track

part of a newspaper story

Metro high school track and field leaders

SP: Jared Freeman (Gunn) 56-7, Chance Hefter (Newark Memorial) 55-7½,
Calel Aramboles (California School for the Deaf) 54-10¼.

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Fremont softball

part of newspaper story

Softball

No. 4 seed Clear Lake (17-5) will have been off for nine days when it
finally meets No. 5 St. Bernard (10-9) in the quarterfinals of the
skeletal Division V softball playoffs, which had room to accommodate 16
teams but ended up fielding only nine. The top seven seeds received
first-round byes and only one first-round game was necessary, a wild one
as it turned out as No. 8 California School for the Deaf outslugged No. 9
Urban 16-15.

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Eastern North Carolina track

ENCSD Track

NCHSAA Mideast regional at Pender HS, Burgaw, NC   May 11th

We had 5 athletes qualify for the regionals. Here are the results.

Karla Infante             Shot Put           14th      26-03.50

Discus                 9th
73-05.50

Brooklyn Conyers    100m                 11th      15.17

Jemima Kasongo     100m hurdles     8th      20.55

Neheim Carlton      Discus                   7th      107-06.50

Jeremiah Deans      Shot Put              2nd        47-05

Jeremiah moves on to the NCHSAA State Championships on Saturday, May 18th
for the 2nd straight year.

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St Mary’s girls track

Lady Bisons track & field results 5/16/19

The Lady Bisons hosted the Hawks from Cardinal O’Hara yesterday afternoon.
The Hawks have a history of having a strong track program and the girls
team that they
brought yesterday was no exception.  Cardinal O’Hara was not only able to
double up their girls in every event, but they were all very talented
athletes.
Meanwhile, our Lady Bisons unfortunately didn’t have what it took to
match-up against the Hawks.  We ended losing by the score of 77-13.
Despite the loss, we did
have one major positive come out of the meet.  Congratulations to Kioney
Alvira-Juardo for breaking the girls SMSD record in triple jump that was
previously held by
Sharon DiTondo (31’9 ½”) from 1989.  Kioney  set the record with a jump of
32’2”.  Our last meet is next week Tuesday at home against the Pioneers
from the Park
School.  Please come and support your Lady Bisons for the final time this
school year.

Long Jump

Kioney Alvira-Juardo…12’9”

Triple Jump

Kioney Alvira-Juardo… 32’2” PR (NEW SCHOOL RECORD)

Shot Put

Julia Bronnenberg…22’4 ½”

Discus

Julia Bronnenberg…54’1 ¾”

100M

Kearah Kelly…14.8….Cassondra Cook… 22.9

1600M

Briona Zuppa…8:53…

400M

Kioney Alvira-Juardo…1:18.7

800M

Brionna Zuppa…3:50.4

200M

Kearah Kelly…34.2

3200M

4 X400

Alvira-Juardo/Watson/Rivera-Nieves/Zuppa… 7:30.4

4×100

Alvira-Juardo/Watson/Rivera-Nieves/Bronnenberg…1:21.3

High Jump

100M HH

Personal Records

1

Points

Kioney Alvira Juardo

6

Kearah Kelly

1

Elise Watson

Aleyshka Rivera-Nieves

Julia Bronnenberg

4

Emma Foster

Brionna Zuppa

2

Cassondra Cook

Cameron Cole

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Gallaudet athletics

Gallaudet athletics launches fundraising campaign

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University athletics department launched its
first online fundraising campaign to benefit Bison student-athletes. The
campaign kicked off on Tuesday, May 7, at the annual sports banquet and
will last until September. The goal of the campaign is $56,000 within a
four-month period.

“This campaign is founded to support our athletics programs at Gallaudet
University. The money raised will enable our student-athletes and their
teams to have their best season yet,” said Gallaudet Athletic Director
Victor Mansure. “Every dollar raised makes a real difference. Anyone can
give to the campaign!”

Gallaudet has partnered with MobileCause, who helps non-profits attract
more donors and inspire giving with its fundraising and donor engagement
software and digital marketing services. MobileCause is trusted by
thousands of non-profit organizations.

“Securing a broad base of support from our community demonstrates our
value and brings more awareness to Gallaudet Athletics,” added Mansure.
“We are a tax-exempt organization under IRC 501(c)(3) and contributions
are tax deductible as donors will receive a tax receipt moments after
making their gift.”

For more information about the campaign log onto
https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/GUBison/ or text GUBISON to 71777.

Want to donate to a specific sport, click at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2018-19/mobilecause
and pick your sport

Athletics
Baseball
Cheerleading
Football
Men’s Basketball
Men’s Soccer
Softball
Swimming (Men’s & Women’s)
Track Field & Cross Country (Men’s & Women’s)
Women’s Basketball
Women’s Soccer
Women’s Volleyball

…………………………………………………….

random deafsports thoughts

When a deaf school drops football, what has become
of uniforms, helmets and equipment?

Some schools place all in storage

Some schools quickly sell these to football-playing
school

Some schools loan these to a football-playing school

Some schools would just trash everything

…………………………………………………….

Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetBisonShop.com

2019/05/16

DeafDigest Sports – May 16, 2019

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet athletics campaign

— Gallaudet basketbll camp

— Gallaudet softball

— Gallaudet trackster to compete at national NCAA-III meet

— random deafsports thoughts

— softball update

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 9 schedules turned in

……………………………………….

2019 football schedules, 9 turned in so far

Just hoping all schedules will be turned in
before schools close for the summer.

If you have completed your football schedule, please
email it to barry@deafdigest.com

thank you

……………………………………………………

Gallaudet softball

Gallaudet’s Hannah Neild selected to Google Cloud Academic All-District
Softball First Team

WASHINGTON  – The 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Softball Teams,
selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America), were
released and Gallaudet University sophomore Hannah Neild (Litchfield,
N.H.) was named to the District 2 first team for Division III. Neild will
now be added to the national ballot for the chance to earn Academic
All-America honors, which will be announced on Tuesday, June 4.

Neild becomes the first Google Cloud Academic All-District® softball team
honoree to represent Gallaudet.

Neild was selected to the 2019 North Eastern Athletic
Conference (NEAC) softball all-conference second team last week.

This is not Neild’s first appearance on a Google Cloud All-District® Team.
In fact, Neild was selected in February to the women’s basketball
All-District First Team. In March, she was named Google Cloud Academic
All-America® Team Member of the Year for Division III women’s basketball
after being selected to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® First Team.

note:

it is the same Hannah Neild, one of Gallaudet’s outstanding
soccer players (fall) and basketball (winter).

She attended Merrimack College (NCAA-II) but not “allowed”
to play soccer and softball, just basketball only. That was
before she transferred to Gallaudet.

At Gallaudet, she was free to play any sports she wanted to so!

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Gallaudet soccer

part of newspaper story

Iowa soccer player overcomes deafness, plans to play in college

NORWALK, Iowa — For all the noise there is in soccer, Ethan Froehlich
experiences a silent sport.

“The only limitation I have is the fact that I don’t hear,” Ethan said.

And that passion has only grown. Now a senior for Norwalk, Ethan is happy
to play for both the varsity and junior varsity squads because he really
loves soccer.

Ethan’s been involved with the USA Deaf Soccer and has signed on to play
college soccer at Galludet, a private university for deaf and
hard-of-hearing students.

……………………………………………………

Gallaudet basketball camp

John Perry Gallaudet Basketball Camp set for June 30-July 5 in Hartford,
Conn

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program will host
the John Perry Gallaudet Basketball Camp 2019 on June 30-July 5 at the
American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Conn. The camp is open to boys
and girls entering grades 9th-12th.

The camp includes games, drills, stations, ASL instructions, t-shirt,
meals, lodging and other activities.

The cost of the week-long camp is $175 but if you register before June 1
you receive $15 off.

Register Here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/VP1yTQ?vid=rmw2
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gallaudet
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu

………………………………………………….

Gallaudet men’s track

Four Bison compete at Swarthmore Last Chance Meet

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Gallaudet University men’s track and field team had four
student-athletes compete here Monday at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet to
try and qualify for the 2019 NCAA Division III outdoor championship meet.

Freshman Eric Gregory (Metairie, La.) ran in the 100-meter dash and placed
fourth overall with a time of 11.02 seconds. Gregory, who has qualified
for nationals in the 200-meter dash, did not run in that event (200-meter
dash) at Swarthmore.

Senior Michael Haynes (Edwardsville, Ill.) finished fourth in the
110-meter hurdles for the final time in his career with a time of 15.67
seconds. Penn St.-Harrisburg’s Jalil Clayton won the race with a time of
14.88.

Senior Toraneau Varice (Pompano Beach, Fla.) ran for the Bison program for
the final time and placed eighth overall in the 100- and 200-meter dash
with times of 11.26 and 22.66 seconds, respectively.

Junior Jamal Garner (Jacksonville, Ill.) competed in the high jump but did
not record a height.

UP NEXT
Gregory will travel to Geneva, Ohio, next week to compete in the 2019 NCAA
Division III outdoor championship meet in the 200-meter dash on Thursday,
May 23.

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Gallaudet women’s track

Wetzel finishes season at Swarthmore Last Chance Meet

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Gallaudet University freshman Hannah Wetzel (Fremont,
Calif.) saw her debut season on the Bison women’s track and field team
come to a close here Monday at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet.

Wetzel competed in two events during the meet. She finished fifth in the
high jump as she cleared 1.48 meters. Elizabethtown’s Kelli Garriott had
the top mark of 1.58 meters in the high jump.

Over in the triple jump, Wetzel leaped 10.13 meters on her second of three
jumps to place 10th overall. Alexa Wandy, an unattached jumper, posted the
top mark of 12.36 meters followed by Penn St.-Harrisburg’s Sarah Lehman in
second place (11.28 meters).

Wetzel wraps up her standout rookie campaign with two school outdoor
records (high jump and triple jump) and two school indoor records (high
jump and long jump).

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Model softball

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Softball

Softball

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Result: Win

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 12

Edmund Burke School: 10

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Pennsylvania track

Last weekend, 5/10-5/11, our Panther Track and Field team traveled to
Rhode Island for the annual ESDAA Track and Field Tournament. Our Panther
teams competed hard for 2 days and set some personal and school records
while doing so! It was a wonder weekend with lots of memories and a whole
lot of sunburn

Here are some highlights:

Overall the boys team came in 5th and the girls in 6th place.

Michael Greco came in 2nd for the 3200M at 12:03.85, earned a silver medal
and set a new school record in the process!

Natalya Gilmore went home with a bronze medal after coming in third place
and beating the school record that she set in 2017 by throwing 26-9.25 in
the shot put!

William Sepulveda earned himself 2 medals by coming in 2nd and 3rd in the
110 and 300 hurdles respectively.

Hazim Haroun came in 2nd in the 300 hurdles earning himself a silver
medal!

Gia DiGiacomo earned a bronze medal coming in 3rd in the 100 Hurdles.

Please let all the track and field students know how proud we are of them!
They were great representatives of PSD!

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St Mary’s boys track

The Bisons hosted  O’Hara yesterday and lost 54-35.  Each team was short
on athletes due to injury and illness.  The weather started out nice but
in typical 2019
season fashion finished in the pouring rain.  Ryan Brzezinski and Isa
Habeeb each took 2 first place finishes.  The last track meet of our 2019
season will be next
Tuesday against The Park School at 4:00pm.

Date-  May 15th 2018

Score-  St. Mary’s…35 …O’Hara 54

Boys Track Results

Long Jump

Isa Habeeb…15’2.5”(1st Place) …Saul Alvira 11’ 7.5”

Triple Jump

Habeeb  32’10 ”(1st Place) …Alvira 30’ 4”

Shot Put

Ryan Brzezinski …37’ 8”” (1st Place)…Michael Norris 26’10.25”

Discus

Brzezinski…82’’10”(1st Place)…Norris 58’ 10.75”

100M

Francis Nguyen…15.7…Di’Ovanny Lacen 15.3….Farhad Ghorbani…16.9

1600M

Norris…8:18.9…Francois DeGrasse…6:56.3

400M

Habeeb…1:06.6…Alvira…1:13.9….Lacen…1:19.2

800M

Kassim Kassim…3:36.6….Ghorbani…3:46.1

200M

Lacen…33.9

3200M

NONE

4 X400

Kassim/Habeeb/DeGrasse/Norris…5:28.5

4×100

DQ

High Jump

NONE

Personal Records

0

Points

Ryan Brzezinski

10

Isa Habeeb

10

Saul Alvira

6

Michael Norris

3

Francois DeGrasse

3

Di’Ovanny Lacen

2

Kassim Kassim

1

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Gallaudet athletics

Gallaudet athletics launches fundraising campaign

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University athletics department launched its
first online fundraising campaign to benefit Bison student-athletes. The
campaign kicked off on Tuesday, May 7, at the annual sports banquet and
will last until September. The goal of the campaign is $56,000 within a
four-month period.

“This campaign is founded to support our athletics programs at Gallaudet
University. The money raised will enable our student-athletes and their
teams to have their best season yet,” said Gallaudet Athletic Director
Victor Mansure. “Every dollar raised makes a real difference. Anyone can
give to the campaign!”

Gallaudet has partnered with MobileCause, who helps non-profits attract
more donors and inspire giving with its fundraising and donor engagement
software and digital marketing services. MobileCause is trusted by
thousands of non-profit organizations.

“Securing a broad base of support from our community demonstrates our
value and brings more awareness to Gallaudet Athletics,” added Mansure.
“We are a tax-exempt organization under IRC 501(c)(3) and contributions
are tax deductible as donors will receive a tax receipt moments after
making their gift.”

For more information about the campaign log onto
https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/GUBison/ or text GUBISON to 71777.

Want to donate to a specific sport, click at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2018-19/mobilecause
and pick your sport

Athletics
Baseball
Cheerleading
Football
Men’s Basketball
Men’s Soccer
Softball
Swimming (Men’s & Women’s)
Track Field & Cross Country (Men’s & Women’s)
Women’s Basketball
Women’s Soccer
Women’s Volleyball

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random deafsports thoughts

times have changed in deaf schools football

DeafDigest Sports editor has been trying to collect
schedules of all deaf school football teams.

He just wants to post deaf vs deaf football games,
but with 9 schools at this point, it is not possible.

He had email discussions with some schools. Responses were:

— some schools were waiting for their principals to OK
the schedules (classroom schedules and travel budgets)

— some schools were waiting for state approval of these
schedules

— some schools would need to wait until late summer to
find out if they have enough boys to field a team this
coming fall

— and so on

frustrating? Yes, very much so!

Is DeafDigest Sports editor being patient?

Yes.

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