2019/05/03

DeafDigest Sports – May 3, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— college deaf athlete, women’s soccer

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 7 schedules turned in

— fund raising for Gallaudet basketball trip to Costa Rica

— Chipotle fund raiser

— dedication to a beloved coach

— baseball & softball & track updates

— Gallaudet softball honors

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DeafDigest Sports dedicates this edition to a much beloved coach

Long time coach Saul Gevarter has departed us.

Below is part of a posting by Warren Kelller, athletic
director, California School for the Deaf at Fremont

Yesterday, the California School for the Deaf, Fremont and National Deaf
Prep Sports lost a coaching giant and a long-time friend, Saul Gevarter.
Saul taught Physical Education and coached baseball at CSD from 2002 to 2014.  In
twelve years, Saul led Fremont to eight Hoy Classic Championships and was
known for his calm demeanor and dry humor.  In 2014, he was the recipient of the Honorary “C”
Award, annually the biggest honor given from the Athletics Department.

Saul also loved coaching and playing sports outside of CSD as he was part
of the Fremont Hoy’s Boys softball team that won six straight National
Softball Association of the Deaf Championship.  He was also an avid biker, golfer,
skier and often became involved with deaf club basketball and many more
deaf events.

note from DeafDigest Sports editor:

Before Saul came on board at Fremont, he was at Phoenix Day School
for the Deaf and founded baseball as a varsity sport.

Needless to say, the baseball program disbanded when he moved to
Fremont.

At Gallaudet he was on the football team as a back up quarterback.

It was impossible for him to be the starter, nothing to do
with his football skills, but the impossibility of replacing
a legendary quarterback – hall of famer Jimmy Segala!

Thank you, Saul for all of what you have done with
deaf sports on all levels – deaf schools, deaf clubs
and Gallaudet. And especially for monitoring the pitch
counts of all Dummy Hoy tournament pitchers, making
sure all pitchers stay healthy with their arms. And for
helping Curtis Pride one season as one of his assistant
coaches.

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Gallaudet softball

Gallaudet’s Neild and Zacarias land on All-NEAC teams

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) released
its 2019 softball all-conference awards on Thursday and Gallaudet
University sophomore shortstop Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) and senior
pitcher/first baseman Jacklyn Zacarias (Montebello, Calif.) were named to
the All-NEAC second team and third team, respectively.

This is Neild’s second appearance on the All-NEAC team as she was selected
to the first team last year and took home NEAC Rookie of the Year honors.
Neild ranks 16th nationally in NCAA Division III for triples per game
(0.17) and triples (five). She is also 36th in batting average (.474) and
45th in slugging percentage (.782). Neild ranks first in the NEAC for
slugging percentage (.782), second in triples (five), third in batting
average (.474), fifth in total bases (61), home runs (two), sixth in on
base percentage (.500), seventh in fielding percentage (.990), 10th in RBI
(24) and 12th in hits (37) and doubles (eight). In addition to earning
NEAC Softball Player of the Week honors once this season (March), she was
also an All-NEAC women’s basketball first team honoree and NEAC Women’s
Basketball Player of the Year this year.

Zacarias makes her first appearance on the All-NEAC teams. In the circle,
she ranks second in the NEAC in appearances (22), third in games started
(18), fourth in strikeouts (88), strikeouts per game (5.94), fifth in
complete games (14), shutouts (two), sixth in wins (eight) and seventh in
innings pitched (103.2). At the plate, Zacarias ranks third in triples
(four), ninth in doubles (nine), 12th in slugging percentage (.547), 13th
in stolen bases (eight) and 16th in RBI (21) and total bases (47).

Gallaudet, in nine NEAC seasons, has accumulated 17 all-conference honors
(seven first team, nine second team and one third team selections) and two
Rookie of the Year awards.

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Florida track

part of newspaper story

State track and field championships

Friday-Saturday

At Hodges Stadium, University of North Florida

Class 1A

Local girls qualifiers

100: Oceana Brown, Florida Deaf; Megan Murray, Providence; Kendall Sage,
St. Johns Country Day; Germanie Bozeman, Trinity Christian. 200: Oceana
Brown, Florida Deaf;

Local boys qualifiers

CLASS 1A

Boys

Shot put adapted; Jackson Gilreath (Florida Deaf)

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Louisiana track

part of newspaper story

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – The first session of the LHSAA
outdoor track and field state meets started Thursday.

Louisiana School for the Deaf’s Jordan Howard finished well ahead of the
competition with a time of 43.57 seconds. The time put him in first place
in the Class C boys’ 300 meter hurdles.

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Maryland softball

Maryland School for the Deaf Softball score 5/2/19

Maryland School for the Deaf 0
Hancock 7

Record: 13-3

Brigitta Luttrell, 1 hit, triple
Rajena Guettler, 1 hit
Hanna Johnston-Shaw, 1 hit

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Model updates

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Boys Varsity Baseball

Baseball

Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Result: Loss

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 6

Washington Waldorf: 20

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Boys Varsity Baseball

Baseball

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Result: Loss

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 4

Washington Christian Academy: 11

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Softball

Softball

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Result: Win

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 11

Berman Hebrew Academy: 6

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St Mary’s track

Mother nature was not very kind to the Lady Bisons track & field team this
spring.  It made it very difficult for our athletes to get outside in an
effort to truly
get in the some solid jumping, throwing, and miles on the track.  However,
it turned into a pretty nice day yesterday for our first home meet of the
season.  The
Lady Bisons hosted the Wildcats from Rochester School for the Deaf and
were able to use our opponent as a measuring stick to where we stand in
regards to
preparation for next weeks ESDAA tournament and what we need to improve
on.  We had some Lady Bisons who were new to track and field this year and
this was their
very first competition.  Brionna Zuppa has taken over the distance running
responsibilities and gained some valuable experience yesterday running
against girls who
were much older and more seasoned.  Julia Bronnenberg is now flying solo
at the shot and discus circles do to an injury suffered by veteran Cameron
Cole.  Although
Julia was on the team last year she had suffered an injury herself prior
to her first competition and was unable to compete at all last season.
This was
essentially Julia’s first meet of her young career.  Despite some solid
efforts from both our veterans and rookies,  the Lady Bisons fell short to
the Wildcats in
the end.  We will build upon scores and look to improve with each practice
and competition moving forward.

Score-  St. Mary’s…53..RSD 62

Girls Track & Field Results

Long Jump

Kioney Alvira-Juardo…13’9 ½” (1st Place)

Triple Jump

Kioney Alvira-Juardo… 29’1”

Shot Put

Julia Bronnenberg…23’6 ½”

Discus

Julia Bronnenberg…59’8”

100M

Kearah Kelly…14.6….Cassondra Cook… 20.2

1600M

Aleyshka Rivera-Nieves…10:14

400M

Kearah Kelly…1:28 (1st Place)…Emma Foster…1:39.2

800M

Brionna Zuppa…4:07.9

200M

Kearah Kelly…31.9 PR

3200M

Brionna Zuppa…20:47

4 X400

Foster/Watson/Rivera-Nieves/Zuppa…7:31

4×100

Foster/Watson/Bronnenberg/Rivera-Nieves…1:16.6

High Jump

Kioney Alvira-Juardo…4’4”(1st Place)

100M HH

Kioney Alvira-Juardo…20.1(1st Place)

Personal Records

1

Points

Kioney Alvira Juardo

20

Kearah Kelly

11

Elise Watson

1.75

Aleyshka Rivera-Nieves

4.75

Julia Bronnenberg

7

Emma Foster

4.75

Brionna Zuppa

1.75

Cassondra Cook

1

Cameron Cole

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Eat Chipotle, help Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball

Calling all burrito lovers,

Foil your dinner plans and stop by the Chipotle at 40 Massachusetts Ave NE in
Washington for our fundraiser on Monday, May 06 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. We’re
raising money to support Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball, so just download
a flyer from the link below or mention the fundraiser at checkout and they’ll
donate 33% of the proceeds to the cause!

Hi Gallaudet Basketball supporters,

We are doing this fundraiser to support our basketball team’s trip to Costa Rica
this August for our first ever summer foreign tour as permitted by the NCAA and
done in many other universities but never done at Gallaudet. We will do two
community services while at Costa Rica; a free clinic for Deaf children in Costa
Rica and the Special Olympics along with playing 3 games in Costa Rica.

Coming to eat at Chipotle at the Union Station on Monday, May 6 between 4 to 8
pm and showing them our flyer will be sure that 33% will go to the Basketball
team. You can show them the flyer from your phone.

Please do help share this with other people as the more that come to eat there,
will help us greatly! Again, just be sure to show the cashier our flyer on your
mobile phone or print the flyer.

If you cannot come, please do consider making a tax deductible donation, any
amount is appreciated and helpful and adds up quickly to:

https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/department/donate

and put “Gallaudet Men’s Basketball Costa Rica” in the comment box.

Thank you for your support in advance.

the GU Bison Men’s Basketball TEAM

Can’t wait to see you!

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college deaf athlete

Gracie Fitzgerald

women’s soccer

Centre College (NCAA-III, Kentucky)

sophomore

started 16 of 22 games (team lost only one game all season)

scored 2 goals and assisted on one goal

one of the team leaders in most minutes played throughout the season

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random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest/DeafDigest Sports editor was surfing
through an old deaf magazine when he caught a picture
of an old 1950’s deaf school football team.

The players on the team were wearing different
helmets of different shapes and designs. Half of
the players seemed to wear one different helmet
design and the other half another different helmet
design. The same went for uniforms. Football teams
today won’t get away with it.

Rules and referees pretty much strict about it.

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fund raising for Gallaudet basketball trip to Costa Rica

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

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2019 football schedules, 7 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

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Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetBisonShop.com