2019/06/08

DeafDigest Sports – June 3-8, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 17 schedules turned in

— book on Gallaudet men’s basketball history

— Gallaudet softball

— Jim Kyte update

— past Gallaudet football player in hall of fame

— update on another deaf pro tennis player

— best deaf 3-man basketball teams?

— deaf basketball referee

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2019 football schedules, 17 turned in so far

three schedules were turned in this week
(two via maxpreps postings and one directly by a school)

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

DeafDigest Sports wants to post deaf vs deaf
games for your benefit but cannot until all
schedules are turned in

thank you for understanding

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Gallaudet men’s basketball history book

Gallaudet men’s basketball reunion set for Feb. 14-15, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is planning
a reunion for Feb. 14-15, 2020. This event is open to the public and will
be held Valentine’s Day weekend. Events will include an alumni game,
banquet with a silent auction, Gallaudet men’s and women’s basketball
games, campus tour, release of Barry Strassler’s Gallaudet basketball
history book and much more. More details will be shared this fall.

For more information please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head coach
Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

Please save the date – Feb. 14-15, 2020 – and we look forward to seeing
you back on campus. Go Bison!

note:
Finishing up the Gallaudet men’s basketball history book is a top
priority with DeafDigest Sports editor. It is a lot of hard work,
but it is not his first book. He wrote the book on Gallaudet
football history way back in early 1990’s.  Sorry, that football
book is out of stock.

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Gallaudet football

as edited from a newspaper story

Roger Coyer, who played two seasons of football at Gallaudet
during late sixties/early seventies after transferring from
a 2-year college, has been named to the Mesa City Sports Hall
of Fame in Arizona.

At Gallaudet he was an impact player at linebacker and
led his Gallaudet team to a 3-4 record in 1970, for
most wins in a season since 6 wins in 1930.

When his eligibilty ran out, he became an assistant
coach with the 1971 Dirty Thirty team.

Congrats, Roger.

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Gallaudet softball

Gallaudet’s Hannah Neild selected to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic
All-America NCAA Division III Softball Third Team

AUSTIN, Texas – Senior shortstop Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) of
Gallaudet University was selected to the third team of the 2019 Google
Cloud Academic All-America® Division III Softball teams, as selected by
the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), released on
Tuesday. This is the second time Neild has earned an Google Cloud Academic
All-America® honor this season as she was tabbed as the Division III
Women’s Basketball Team Member of the Year as she was voted to the first
team.

Neild, a 3.98 GPA education major, becomes the first Gallaudet softball
player to earn Academic All-America® honors. She is the third Gallaudet
student-athlete to receive multiple Academic All-America® honors and only
the second female to do so as Neild follows Katie Giles Bean.

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New Mexico boys’ basketball

A big guy with a gentle soul

part of newspaper story

SANTA FE, N.M. — A first glance at Deven Thompson is not really enough to
size him up.

As a matter of fact, it may take two or three glances to take in his
chiseled, 6-foot, 10-inch, 240-pound frame.

Thompson, a recent graduate from the New Mexico School for the Deaf, looks
every bit the stellar athlete and he lived up to that billing across three
sports for the Class 1A Roadrunners.

On the court, Thompson averaged 25.7 points, 15.9 rebounds and 3.2 blocks
per game. He led the school to its first district championship since 1976
and an appearance in the state tournament.

But he said perhaps his biggest accomplishment came recently when he was
awarded a full-ride scholarship to play basketball at Northern New Mexico
College in Española.

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Jim Kyte update

part of newspaper story

Former Winnipeg Jet to receive community award at Convention Centre

Former Winnipeg Jet Jim Kyte will be honoured at a gala event Friday night
by Direct Action In Support of Community Homes (DASCH), a non-profit
offering residential, vocational and leisure programs to people with
intellectual disabilities.

Kyte, who was the Jets’ first-round draft pick in 1982 and played 13
seasons in the NHL, has a son with autism and is actively involved in
advocacy for autistic people.

He’s also the only legally deaf person to play in the NHL to date –
something that didn’t stop him from developing a reputation as a physical
force for the ’80s Jets.

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Duck Hee Lee, deaf pro tennis player from South Korea

part of newspaper story

Lee is currently No. 243 in the ATP singles rankings. He reached a career
high of 130 in 2017. He’s already achieved more professional success than
any deaf tennis player.

note:

Dummy Hoy vs Dummy Taylor in one major league game in 1902.

DeafDigest Sports editor is waiting, some day for a
deaf pro tennis player versus another deaf pro tennis
player – Duck Hee Lee (South Korea) versus Yannick
Hanfmann (Germany)

Will it ever happen?

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random deafsports thoughts

speaking of Jim Kyte above, DeafDigest Sports editor never
forgot the comment made by the late Bill Gregory, a past
three sport star at Gallaudet (football, hockey and
baseball). Gregory said:

I have no respect for Kyte. He depends on fists instead of
using his hockey skills on the ice!

Bill will always be remembered as the best Gallaudet
hockey player ever during the seasons the university
had club hockey team (mid-sixties through mid-seventies).

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3 on 3 basketball

from a tweet

2020 3×3 World Deaf Basketball Championships is coming up

note:
3×3 basketball is not the same as 5×5 basketball

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Deaf basketball referee

part of newspaper story

Deaf Basketball Referee Makes His Voice Heard for FHSAA

John Thomas has been officiating for FHSAA past 3 seasons.

Thomas is only deaf referee in Central Florida Officials Association.

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Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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