2019/05/19

DeafDigest Sports – May 18-19, 2019

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— 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

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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

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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.

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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

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Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetBisonShop.com