2019/05/22

DeafDigest Sports – May 21-22, 2019

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— 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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