2019/05/12

DeafDigest Sports – May 11-12, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— college deaf athlete, Gallaudet football recruits

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

— softball updates

— deaf long distance runners’ hall of fame

— deaf coach at hearing high school

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2019 football schedules, 9 turned in so far

one schedule was turned in on Friday

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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Fremont softball

from a tweet

SV softball gets the #1 seed in D5 and a first round bye. Await the winner
of Urban v. CA School for the Deaf. Date and time TBA.

note:
SV is St Vincent

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Model softball

from a tweet

The Burke BenGALS varsity softball will play Model School for the Deaf
Monday at 4 in a reprise of last year’s PVAC championship game.

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Softball

Softball

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Result: Win

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 10

Spencerville Adventist Academy: 7

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Oregon girls’ track

Jenna O’Deay voted athete of the week. Hooray for her.

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deaf coach at hearing high school

from a newspaper story

swimming

Former All-America Wildcats swimmer taking over at Salpointe

Salpointe Catholic athletic director Phil Gruensfelder made an exceptional
hire last week when he appointed Arizona’s 12-time All-America swimmer
Marcus Titus to be the girls swimming coach at Salpointe. Titus, 32, is deaf.

He is a teacher at the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind,
which is also where he attended elementary school before enrolling at Flowing
Wells High School.

Titus was a big part of Arizona’s 2008 NCAA championship team, and reached
the finals of the 100 breast stroke at the USA Olympic Trials in 2008 and 2012.

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deaf long distance runners’ hall of fame

DeafDigest Sports editor is part of the hall of fame
class in a ceremony that took place at Texas School
for the Deaf.

Over the years he occassionaly wrote about deaf long distance
runners – and until about 10 years ago he staged annual National
Deaf Schools Mythical Track and Field championships.

He stopped covering track because there was no point in duplicating
USA Deaf Track & Field’s coverage of Deaf Schools track and field
activities.

And besides the annual Berg/Seeger championships has rendered
moot the annual National Deaf Schools Mythical Track and Field
championships, that was started by Art Kruger and continued
by DeafDigest Sports editor.

Over the years, DeafDigest Sports editor remembers two
things – that Brenda Bessner (Washington School for the Deaf)
was the national hearing high school #1 javelin thrower
among high school girls.

Second thing was that a girl from a deaf school ran for
a hearby high school track team instead of running for
her own deaf school. The coaches were not too happy
about it!

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college deaf athletes

from a newspaper story

Six Lakeside athletes sign scholarships

part of newspaper story

Jason Waters and Zachary Wade signed football scholarships to Gallaudet
University in Washington, D.C. Gallaudet is a university in which all
services accommodate deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

“This late in the ballgame they had some other options, but this was the
best for them,” Lakeside football coach Steve Hibbitts said. “It will work
out great because they have assistance set up there. They have all kinds of
athletics and they take care of those guys. So, I couldn’t think of a
better situation for them.”

Gallaudet saw success as recently as 2013, making it to the Division III
Tournament. The Bison were 3-5 last season.

Signings for players like Waters and Wade can open many doors for younger
students with disabilities. Hibbitts credits Gallaudet for making it
happen.

note:
Football scholarships? No, no way! NCAA does not allow NCAA-III progams
to offer athletic scholarships, but at least these two young men
are having opportunities to play college football.

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random deafsports thoughts

years ago there were two great deaf swimmers – Jeff Float
who won a gold at the 1984 hearing Olympics and
Reed Gershwind who won many golds at Deaflympics. They
swam in one meet but not against each other; just swam
in theor own events.

Two great deaf swimmers in recent years – Marcus Titus
(see above story) and Matt Klotz. Too bad they never
swam against each other; Titus is older than Klotz.

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