2019/07/31

DeafDigest Sports – July 20-31, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts; a bad joke

— update on deaf vs deaf football schedules

— football updates

— deaf coach at quarterback camp

— a short basketball tweet

— deaf soccer updates

— Gallaudet in 6th place

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Gallaudet sports

Gallaudet University athletics places sixth in 2018-19 NEAC Presidents’ Cup standings

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The Gallaudet University athletics program finished in
sixth place out of 12 schools in the final 2018-19 North Eastern Athletic
Conference (NEAC) Presidents’ Cup standings announced by the conference
office today. The NEAC Presidents’ Cup is calculated by a school’s
standings for athletic, academic, sportsmanship and community service
success throughout the school year.

Gallaudet’s NEAC Presidents’ Cup Standings
2018-19: 6th
2017-18: 8th
2016-17: 8th
2015-16: 10th
2014-15: 6th
2013-14: 9th
2012-13: 10th
2011-12: 11th
2010-11: 4th

Note: Since 2014-15, the NEAC Presidents’ Cup takes into account
academics, sportsmanship and community service.

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Florida football

part of newspaper story

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind starts preparation for its
106th season, and first as an eight-man team, on Aug. 12.

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Fremont football

part of newspaper story

Division 7 teams are Berean Christian (Walnut Creek), California School
for the Deaf (Fremont), El Molino (Forestville), Ferndale, Healdsburg,
Hoopa Valley, John Swett (Crockett), McKinleyville, Oakland Military
Institute, Salesian (Richmond), St. Vincent (Petaluma) and Stellar Prep
(Hayward), Clear Lake, Cloverdale, St. Helena and Willits.

part of another newspaper story

The Fab Forty, No. 32: California School for Deaf product hard to stop

Running back Calel Aramboles learned “never let my deafness to be looked
at as a ‘limitation’”

California School for the Deaf running back Calel Aramboles has rushed for
nearly 2,800 yards the past two seasons and generated interest from
Division I colleges.

The Eagles senior will enter the 2019 season as a robust team leader who
squats over 600 pounds, runs the 40 in 4.6 seconds, and is on the Division
I college radar.

Back in 2016, the then-freshman ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns in a
43-0 win over Woodland Christian, with ESPN’s E:60 in town.

But the 5-foot-11, 225-pounder did not stop there.

Aramboles, who carries a 3.8 grade-point average and a humble nature, has
been recruited by UC Davis, Cal, San Jose State and Nevada.

note:
In the eighties, CSUN offered a Fremont player a football scholarship.

He, however, played very little at CSUN (which no longer fields a
football team).

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Michigan football

did not play football last season but is returning to
this sport.

The team will play a 6-game schedule; two vs deaf; 4 vs
hearing.

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Phoenix football

part of newspaper story

1A West Region

The teams: Anthem Prep, Bagdad, Mohave Accelerated, Phoenix Day School for
the Deaf, Salome, San Pasqual Valley.

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Quarterback camp

part of newspaper story

The 3rd Air Attack Quarterback Challenge took place at Ives Park – as
prospects came to put themselves on the map and learn from coaches who are
respected and knowledgeable.

With former Fort Lauderdale Dillard High quarterback Oliver Bozeman and
Deaf Football Coach Craig Bryden running the show once again, the event
was well planned out – and gave some of the fast-rising local standouts a
chance to get some more recognition – once again this year.

note:
Before moving on, Craig worked at Governor Baxter School for the Deaf
(Maine) and at American School for the Deaf, both schools which field
soccer, not football, programs. In college, he was a golfer.

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a short basketball tweet from Kenya

Do you know our deaf basketball team was the only team in Africa?

interesting! Many African nations; only one national deaf team!

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USA national deaf men’s soccer team

a short tweet

U.S. Soccer Deaf MNT

3-1 win over FC Terminus. Goals by Chad Johnson, Michael Schmid, Wesley Shade

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USA national deaf women’s soccer team

part of newspaper story

UTEP soccer assistant coach Kate Ward will take part in training camp with
the U.S. Deaf Soccer Women’s National Team from July 29 through August 2
at Real Salt Lake in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Ward is a captain for the team and has previously helped USA win two DIFA
(Deaf International Football Association) World Cups (Turkey 2012, Italy
2016) and two gold medals at the Deaflympics (Taiwan 2009, Bulgaria 2013).

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update on football schedules

football season is coming up soon

One school has turned in its schedule; three schools remaining
that have not turned in their schedules

2019 deaf vs deaf football games; all schedules turned in
except for 3 schools

2019 deaf vs deaf football games

Aug 29 Louisiana at Arkansas
Aug 31 Phoenix at Mississippi

Sep  5 Wisconsin at Kansas
Sep  7 Arkansas at Missouri
Sep  7 South Carolina at Louisiana
Sep  7 Oklahoma at Iowa
Sep 12 Tennessee at South Carolina
Sep 12 Mississippi at Louisiana
Sep 12 Missouri at Oklahoma
Sep 14 Kansas at Minnesota
Sep 14 Iowa at New Mexico
Sep 19 Tennessee at Alabama
Sep 21 Michigan at Wisconsin
Sep 21 Florida at Mississippi
Sep 21 Iowa at Minnesota
Sep 21 Oklahoma at Louisiana
Sep 21 Missouri at Kansas
Sep 21 Riverside at Phoenix
Sep 24 Oklahoma at Kansas
Sep 27 Texas at Maryland
Sep 28 Mississippi at Tennessee
Sep 28 Illinois at Wisconsin
Sep 28 Louisiana at South Carolina
Sep 28 New Mexico at Arkansas
Sep 28 Alabama at Indiana
Sep 28 Minnesota at Missouri

Oct  3 South Carolina at Tennessee
Oct  3 Iowa at Wisconsin
Oct  3 Louisiana at Mississippi
Oct  4 Washington at Riverside
Oct  5 Minnesota at New Mexico
Oct  5 Illinois at Kansas
Oct  5 Model at Alabama
Oct  5 Arkansas at Oklahoma
Oct 12 Alabama at Louisiana
Oct 12 Florida at Tennessee
Oct 12 Michigan at Minnesota
Oct 12 Kansas at New Mexico
Oct 12 Arkansas at Iowa
Oct 12 Missouri at Illinois
Oct 12 Riverside at Fremont
Oct 12 Mississippi at Oklahoma
Oct 16 Minnesota at Wisconsin
Oct 18 Indiana at Model
Oct 18 Washington at New Mexico
Oct 19 Missouri at Iowa
Oct 19 Mississippi at Alabama
Oct 19 Louisiana at Florida
Oct 22 Kansas at Iowa
Oct 26 Alabama at Florida
Oct 26 Kansas at Arkansas
Oct 26 Maryland at Mississippi
Oct 26 Minnesota at Oklahoma
Oct 26 Missouri at Wisconsin

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random deafsports thoughts

A fact or a joke? A web news posting said:

The National Association of the Deaf has been supportive
of the new proposal. However, they have expressed concerns
about banning the use of hand signals because it could be
stigmatizing for deaf fans.

This refers to:
The Major League Baseball Players Association has announced that
“On-Field Cell Phone Use” is a major agenda item in the next
collective bargaining agreement. The players union wants MLB to
equip the players, coaches and umpires with smartphones.

A joke? Of course – but do keep in mind deaf major leaguers
of way back in 1880’s and 1890’s helped develop hand
signals for the benefit of hearing baseball players and
hearing fans (Dumny Hoy, Dummy Taylor and Ed Dundon).

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2019/07/19

DeafDigest Sports – July 15-19, 2019

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— breaking a deaf swimming record

— deaf school track closed to public

— college pitcher

— Gallaudet updates

— first deaf major leaguer (sorry, not Dummy Hoy)

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Gallaudet football

WASHINGTON – The 2019 Gallaudet University football schedule was
officially announced by 10th-year head coach Chuck Goldstein. The schedule
features four home games and four road games for the Bison, who posted a
3-5 overall record and was 3-3 in the Eastern Collegiate Football
Conference (ECFC) last season.

Gone from the ECFC is Husson University, who joined the Commonwealth Coast
Conference for football. The loss of Husson, who won the last three ECFC
titles, was felt across the ECFC as every member lost a conference game.
In 2020, Keystone College is restarting football after it stopped in 1947
and will be a member of the ECFC. GU also lost a 2019 game when Earlham
College suspended its football program after 54 consecutive losses.

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Gallaudet volleyball

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women’s volleyball program and head
coach Lynn Ray Boren has recently released the 2019 schedule. Boren is
entering his 15th season as head coach and finished the 2018 season with a
17-17 record, 8-3 in conference as the team reached the North Eastern
Athletic Conference (NEAC) semifinal round where the Bison lost to
Morrisville State College.

Gallaudet wraps up its NEAC schedule on Sat., Nov. 2, at Penn St.-Berks
before the conference tournament begins days later.

The NEAC tournament quarterfinals will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The NEAC
tournament continues with the semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 9, followed by
the championship on Sunday, Nov. 10. Gallaudet has hosted the NEAC
championship tournament three times (2012, ’13, ’14) since joining the
conference in 2010. The NCAA tournament will start the following week.

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Gallaudet cross country

The Bison will begin the season locally on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the
Howard University Labor Day Classic being held at nearby Kenilworth Park.
GU stays local with its next meet on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Cardinal
Classic being hosted by The Catholic University of America at Colmar Manor
Community Park in Colmar Manor, Md.

If any Bison runners qualify for the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional
Championship that will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, in Bethlehem, Pa.,
hosted by Muhlenberg College.

There are no home meets for the Bison in 2019.

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Gallaudet basketball

HARTFORD, Conn. – The first John Perry Gallaudet Basketball Camp was a
success at the American School for the Deaf held here from June 30 to July
5 according to Gallaudet men’s basketball head coach Kevin Kovacs, who
helped to run the camp.

The camp featured 42 campers and coaches from the following schools;
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, Lexington School for the Deaf,
Marie Philip School, Model Secondary School for the Deaf, New York School
for the Deaf, Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Rhode Island School for
the Deaf and Walden School.

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breaking a deaf swimming record

from a posting

LSU swimmer Matthew Klotz has re-broken his own Deaf Swimming World Record
in the men’s 50 free, swimming a 23.11 on Thursday at the Louisiana state
meet.

The 23-year old Klotz, racing in long course meters, shaved a few
hundredths off his own record of 23.14. He did that swim last summer in a
time trial at the US National Championships. The Klotz camp says that he
is unshaved and untapered, with the US National Championships at the end
of the month being his target meet.

Klotz is a 5-time Deaflympics gold medalist and also holds long course
World records in the 50 back (25.95), 100 back (56.06), and 200 back
(2:01.96). This swim also put him under the US Olympic Trials standard in
the 50 free for the first time in the qualifying period. Klotz has been
exploring the possibility of trying to qualify for the Hungarian team for
the 2020 Olympic Games. He has not yet hit the Olympic “B” standard in any
events, however, and his 50 free record from Thursday would rank 10th this
season among Hungarian men.

Klotz will be a senior at LSU next season.

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deaf hockey

19th Winter Deaflympics – USA Ice Hockey Team

Curran Allison* 6 – 1 160 22 Goalie Laguna Niguel, CA
Tyler Balcerak 5 – 10 200 18 Defense Elgin, IL
Troy Benson* 6 – 3 196 29 Forward Henderson, NC
Christian Buczek* 5 – 10 170 22 Defense Hamburg, NY
Max Finley* 6 – 1 180 25 Forward Peoria, IL
Henry Fusco* 5 – 9 140 18 Forward White Bear Lake, MN
Miles Gates* 6 – 2 218 30 Defense Erie, PA
Garrett Gintoli* 6 – 2 160 22 Forward Shelton, CT
Peter Gintoli* 5 – 8 175 27 Forward Shelton, CT
William “Bill” Holtzer 5 – 10 160 16 Forward Akron, OH
Sam Holzrichter* 5 – 10 150 22 Forward Sioux City, IA
Scott Humes* 6 – 3 215 23 Forward Columbus, OH
Grant Isenbarger* 6 – 2 180 25 Forward Ft. Wayne, IN
Ryne Krueger* 6 – 2 165 21 Defense Barrington, IL
Danny Kurchena* 6 – 2 195 22 Forward Rutland, VT
Anders Lindgren 5 – 11 170 20 Forward Saint Anne, IL
Jeff Mansfield* 6 – 1 190 34 Goalie Rochester, NY
Trevor McHugh 6 – 2 150 18 Goalie Montclair, VA
T.J. Oricchio* 5 – 11 160 22 Defense Plattsburgh, NY
Luke Peinado 5 – 7 140 16 Defense Winnetka, IL
Jake Schlereth 5 – 9 175 18 Forward Fenton, MO
Max Stephens 5 – 10 155 17 Defense Medford, MA
Derek Struwing* 5 – 9 165 21 Forward Bartlett, IL

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Deaf school track grounds closed to public

For years New York State School for the Deaf
(Rome) allowed the public to use its track
grounds for recreational running.

No more.

Vandalism and bad activities by the public forced the
school to close its track grounds to non-school
personnel.

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college softball pitcher

Morgan Leinstock, a softball pitcher, will be an incoming
freshman with the Arizona State University softball team

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first deaf major leaguer (sorry, not Dummy Hoy)

part of a long posting

Most people have never heard of Eddie Dundon. A quick Google search
reveals some hits for our Eddie, but that’s not saying much. Finding
someone’s name in a Google search does not mean they are well-known.

That’s a shame, because Eddie is instrumental to the game as we know it
today. He wasn’t a good player, let alone a great player. He wasn’t an
all-time great manager or someone who accomplished some amazing feat
heretofore thought impossible. Eddie didn’t accomplish much on the playing
field in his two major league seasons or in his many years in the minors,
yet his impact is felt in every game that we ever watch.

Thanks to Bill O’Neal’s American Association: A Baseball History we know
that Eddie is the person who convinced AA umpires to start using hand
signals. The story goes that Eddie started gesturing to umps from the
mound in the middle of games. He would coach them to understand what he
wanted them to do until they started using hand signals to signify balls
and strikes as well as out and safe calls. The hand signals caught on and
soon made their way to the major leagues and then across the entire
baseball landscape. Now, thanks to Eddie, deaf spectators could enjoy the
game a little better and other deaf players could see the goings on around
them.

note:
to make a long story short, Ed Dundon was major league baseball’s first
deaf player. He was a pitcher, but was not a great one

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random deafsports thoughts

A name change –

the United States Olympic Committee formally changed its name
to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee

Catch-22 situation for us –

if we affiliate with the Paralympics, we would not have
funding issues

but

we lose control

and

we are able bodied; some of our best Deaflympics
performers also perform at the hearing Olympics
level

Very bad situation for us

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2019/07/14

DeafDigest Sports – July 10-14, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— a top deaf golfer

— sports at North Carolina Deaf and Eastern North Carolina Deaf

— volleyball announcement

— a popular basketball pro

— analysis of USA men’s and women’s basketball teams

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sports at North Carolina Deaf and Eastern North Carolina Deaf

part of newspaper story

seven independent schools in 2019-20, outside of any conference.
Fellow non-traditional schools are Bethany Community School,
Cabarrus Charter School, Eastern N.C. School for the Deaf,
N.C. Leadership Academy, N.C. School for the Deaf,
Sugar Creek Charter School and Millennium School.

note:
both deaf schools will not have a combined football
team this coming football season.

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a top deaf golfer

Isaac Makokha, who is deaf, won the Kenya national
amateur match play championships. He is one of the
contenders for the Kenyan national open
championships.

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a popular basketball pro

Michael Lizarraga plays basketball professionally
in Mexico.

He attracts deaf fans that carry signs with his name
and number, and after each game, they mob him,
seeking autographs.

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analysis of USA men’s and women’s basketball teams

Why USA men won the gold?

1. Height among top players – 6’7 Michael Lizarraga and 6’8 Steve Valencia-Biskupiak

2. Accuracy in three-point shooting

3. Teamwork and savvy generated by seven current and past Gallaudet players

Why USA women won the bronze?

1. Competition was keen with Lithuania, Greece and Turkey all chasing the medal;
they boxed out very well and had this Team-first, not Me-first attitude!

2. Hannah Neild’s three point shooting, great help on defense and
rebounding; Sabina Shysh worked hard on the court; a great find in
Cheyenne Talbot; Cassidy Perry was as great as advertised;
Nukeitra Hayes lent her experience; Zamaica Gage, when hot, was
hard to stop.

3. Lithuania was the most physical team in the tournament

4. Team did very well considering the fact there was no real practice
time prior to the tournament.

5. Communication barriers had to be overcome; some players were
hard of hearing and used speech all the time; two knew zero ASL;
others were all-ASL. Never easy to make a team out of these
different elements.

6. Team were missing three outstanding players who couldn’t
come either because of job or fund raising issues.

Note:
there were no tryouts; players were hand-picked in advance,
and had to be introduced to each other at first practice.

To excel in future basketball events, sponsorship funds is
required; ample practice time throughout the year; need
to conduct several tryout sessions.

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random deafsports thoughts

Many people were disappointed that our women
did not win the World Basketball Championships.

Do keep in mind the USA men did not win the
first Deaflympics basketball championships!

The USA finished 3rd place in the 1953 Deaflympics
when basketball was introduced as a new sport.

It is a long story, good for another time in this
edition – but the bottom line was that basketball
was added as a last-minute Deaflympics sport,
catching the Americans off guard. It was a small
group of American tracksters and tennis players
that arrived and being asked to play basketball,
too.

Only four Americans were ready to play basketball.
The 5th American was a fan who volunteered to
play basketball. The Americans lost the first
game but won the next two games to grab the
bronze.

One of the players had not played this sport
in 20 years!

It took place in Brussels, Belgium.

AAAD, very angry about it, made basketball a priority in future.

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2020 World Deaf Volleyball Championships

Great news! The USA Deaf Volleyball will send both US Men’s and US Women’s
Volleyball Teams to the 4th World Deaf Volleyball Championships in Monza
(Milan), Italy from June 5th to 13th Chianciano Terme, Italy from July 2nd
to 11th in 2020.

Gallaudet’s Lynn Ray Boren tabbed as USA Deaf Women’s Volleyball Head
Coach once more

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University women’s volleyball head coach Lynn Ray
Boren has been selected as the United States of America Deaf Women’s
Volleyball Head Coach as announced by the USA Deaf Sports Federation and
USA Deaf Volleyball (USADVB).

Coach Boren will lead the U.S. Deaf Women’s Volleyball National Team into
the 2020 World Deaf Volleyball Championships in Monza, Italy, from June
5-13 and the 2021 Deaflympics (dates and location to be announced).

“Coach Boren brings a tremendous passion for the game of volleyball to the
table,” said USA Deaf Volleyball Team Director Patrick O’Brien. “Coach
Boren is a great fit to lead our national team because of his excellent
track record leading this program in the past and his relationships with
the athletes are a few reasons why he was selected.”

Boren, who is entering his 15th season leading the Gallaudet women’s
volleyball program, is 46-10 in 12 years leading the USA Deaf Women’s
Volleyball National Team.

In 2017, Boren and Team USA earned bronze at the 23rd Deaflympics in
Samsun, Turkey. In three Deaflympics under Coach Boren, Team USA has
finished second (2009), fourth (2013) and third (2017).

Three summers ago, Gallaudet was the site of the 2016 World Deaf
Volleyball Championships and the sixth Pan American (PanAm) Deaf
Volleyball regional qualifying tournament where Team USA won gold in both
tournaments. Boren led Team USA to the silver medal and bronze medal in
2012 and 2008, respectively, in previous World Deaf Volleyball
Championships.

Boren’s first gold as Team USA head coach came in 2011 in the Friendship
Games held in D.C.

“I am so grateful to have this opportunity, again, to coach the U.S. Deaf
Women’s National Team,” said Boren. “I am enthusiastic to be part of this
group of amazing players, sharing the same expectations while representing
the red, white and blue. This group will step up and make things happen to
help us accomplish our future missions over the next two years.”

Coach Boren has accumulated a 328-185 (.639) career record in his 14
seasons as head coach of the Bison. Gallaudet won seven straight North
Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) championships from 2010-16 and
represented the conference in the NCAA tournament during that stretch.
Prior to coaching the GU volleyball program, Boren spent 12 years coaching
at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf, including nine years as head
coach where he won 217 games and four deaf national championships. Boren
graduated from Gallaudet with a bachelor’s degree in 1996 and received his
master’s degree from McDaniel College in 1999.

Boren was also a competitive handball player as he participated in three
Deaflympics as a player in 1993, ’97 and 2001 as he won a bronze medal
with the last two teams. In 2005, he coached the USA Deaf Handball team to
a silver medal in Australia.

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2019/07/09

DeafDigest Sports – July 6-9, 2019

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet in men’s and women’s world basketball championships

— Maryland baseball honors

— sponsorship of an elite deaf wrestler

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Gallaudet women’s basketball

Gallaudet Bison alumni, student-athletes lead Team USA to first gold at
2019 World Deaf Basketball Championship

LUBLIN, Poland – Team USA won its first World Deaf Basketball Championship
here Saturday in Poland as the men’s team defeated Lithuania, the reigning
world champions, 105-77, in the GLOBUS Sports Hall at the 2019 World Deaf
Basketball Championships.

Team USA went a perfect 2-0 during Pool D play with wins over Greece
(69-53) and Japan (93-41). In the medal round, Team USA defeated Spain
(105-55) in the quarterfinals and dispatched Russia (91-76) in the
semifinal round. The men’s world championship consisted of 15 teams during
the 10-day tournament.

Team USA had several Gallaudet alumni and current student-athletes on the
roster. Team USA was led by rising seniors Noah Valencia (Riverside,
Calif.) and Steve Valencia-Biskupiak (Riverside, Calif.), rising junior
Preston Kelly (Fishers, Ind.) and former GU student-athlete Matthew
Sherman. Gallaudet alumni include Head Coach Jimmy Newsome, assistant
coach Jeff Ploederi, Ben Coleman, Andy Cruz along with athletic trainer
Tom McKnight and manager Jomar Figueroa.

Valencia led all-scorers in the gold medal game with 33 points as he made
10 of 25 field goals from the floor and sank five 3-pointers to go with
eight rebounds, five assists and four steals. Cruz tallied 18 points and
five rebounds while Valencia-Biskupiak added 10 points, 12 rebounds and
three blocks. Coleman was one of the five Team USA players in double
figures with 14 points.

Valencia was named the tournament MVP while teammate Michael Lizarraga was
selected to the Best Five all-tournament team.

The best Team USA had finished in previous World Deaf Basketball
Championships was two silver medal performances in 2002 and most recently
in 2015. Team USA took bronze in 2007 and didn’t medal in 2011. Lithuania
had won the previous three World Deaf Basketball Championships (2007, ’11,
’15).

Team USA Results
07/06: USA 105, Lithuania 77 (Gold Medal)
07/04: USA 91, Russia 76 (Semifinal)
07/03: USA 105, Spain 55 (Quarterfinal)
06/29: USA 93, Japan 41
06/28: USA 69, Greece 53

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Gallaudet women’s basketball

Gallaudet alumni, student-athletes help Team USA earn bronze at 2019 World
Deaf Basketball Championship

LUBLIN, Poland – Team USA earned the bronze medal at the 2019 World Deaf
Basketball Championship hosted here Saturday in Poland as the women’s team
defeated Turkey, 76-72, in the GLOBUS Sports Hall.

Team USA avenged an early 65-61 loss to Turkey in Pool B play where the
red, white and blue went 3-1. Team USA defeated Ukraine, 83-50, in the
quarterfinals before being knocked off 75-74 to Lithuania in the semifinal
round.

Greece went on to win the 2019 World Deaf Basketball Women’s Championship
with a 51-42 win over Lithuania. Greece, who went 1-3 in Pool B play and
lost 76-50 to Team USA, won three straight games in the medal round to
claim its first world deaf basketball women’s championship. The women’s
world championship consisted of 10 teams during the 10-day tournament.

Team USA had several Gallaudet alumni and two incoming student-athletes on
its roster. Team USA was led by recent graduates Hannah Neild ’19 and
Sabina Shysh ’19 along with Zamica Gage ’16 and Nukeitra Hayes ’12.
Incoming student-athletes consisted of Cassidy Perry and Valerie Phlaum.

Neild scored 30 points and 14 rebounds whiles Hayes added 20 points and 11
rebounds to lead Team USA in the bronze medal game.

Team USA Results
07/06: USA 76, Turkey 72 (Bronze Medal)
07/04: Lithuania 75, USA 74 (Semifinal)
07/03: USA 83, Ukraine 50 (Quarterfinal)
07/01: USA 76, Greece 50
06/29: Turkey 65, USA 61
06/28: USA 64, Lithuania 47
06/27: USA 84, Belarus 38

note:
It was a tough tournament, consisting of four teams that could have
won the championship if breaks came their way – USA, Turkey, Lithuania and
Greece.

Greece won the championship, yet USA defeated them 76-50 in pool play!

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Maryland baseball

Frederick County honors

Eric Long earned first-team honors

Brody McAfee was selected to second-team

Tyler Glennon & Miguel Pavao were named honorable mentions

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elite wrestler

Virender Singh, an elite deaf wrestler in India has received
sponsorship funds that would allow him to continue competing
in his sport. The sponsor (GRIND) has named him as their
brand ambassador.

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random deafsports thoughts

Times have changed in world deaf women’s basketball
competition. Years ago the Americans have won their
games against national teams by run away scores.

In an effort to prop up the competitive levels
in women’s basketball, long time coach Carolyn
Wuertz took her team on a world wide tour, giving
clinics, teaching them how to play this sport.

She just didn’t want to destroy the competition
for good, just to keep it going for years to
come!

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2019/07/05

DeafDigest Sports – July 4-5, 2019

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— dedication to a departed basketball star

— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet women’s soccer

— USA national deaf women’s volleyball team

— USA deaf basketball scores at World Championships

— Texas girls’ basketball

— Maryland girls’ softball

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DeafDigest Sports dedicates this edition to Gene Smith that
departed us yesterday, according to sources.

Standing 6’5 tall he was the best big man West Virginia
School for the Deaf basketball team ever had. He was
one of the four stars that led the school to its
athletic glory seasons in the late fifties.

After graduating he played basketball for the
District of Columbia Club for the Deaf and
led his team to the national championship in
1965. He also played in two Deaflympics.

He couldn’t be stopped in the paint, forever
putting back missed shots into points and grabbing
these rebounds.

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USA Deaf Basketball

Team USA’s men defeated Spain 105-55 in the quarterfinals.

United States Men 91
Russia  76

Will play for gold medal this Saturday against Lithuania.

Team USA’s women defeated Ukraine 83-50 in the quarterfinals.

United States Women  74
Lithuania  75
Final/OT

Will play for bronze medal against Turkey on Saturday.

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Gallaudet women’s soccer announce 2019 schedule

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women’s soccer program officially
released its schedule for fall 2019 as announced by head coach Dr. Liza
Offreda, who enters her sixth season at the helm. The Bison went 7-9-1
last season and 4-6-1 in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play.
The 2019 slate features 17 games with eight at home and nine on the road.

The Bison tied the program’s record for conference wins (four) in a
season, a mark it reached in 2010 – the first year in the conference.

Gallaudet will be begin the season at home under the lights at Hotchkiss
Field against Notre Dame of Maryland University, on Friday, Aug. 30, at 7
p.m. The Bison complete the weekend with a home afternoon game against St.
Joseph’s (Brooklyn) on Sunday, Sept. 1.

Gallaudet will wrap up the regular-season schedule the first weekend of
November as the Bison play host to Cazenovia College (Nov. 1) and
Morrisville St. (Nov. 2) on Senior Day.

The NEAC tournament will begin with quarterfinals on Nov. 5, followed by
semifinals on Nov. 9 and the NEAC championship match on Nov. 10.

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USA deaf women’s volleyball

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster

2020 World Championships in Milan, Italy

1 Kali Frowick (L, 5-10, Gallaudet, Faribault, Minnesota)
2 Adele Daniels (U, 5-10, Gallaudet, Austin, Texas)
3 Katelyn Zernovoj (M, 5-9, Gallaudet, Emerald Hills, California)
4 Ann Behm (L, 5-6, Gallaudet, Fishers, Indiana)
5 Darriyan Thomas (U, 5-6, Gallaudet, Napa Valley, California)
6 Ludmila Mounty-Weinstock (Alt) (M, 6-1, Gallaudet, Austin, Texas)
7 Lauren McCutcheon (OH, 6-1, JL Mann HS, Simpsonville, South Carolina)
8 Karita Lewis (M, 5-10, Gallaudet, Frederick, Maryland)
10 Kelly Kidd (OPP, 6-1, Butler, Indianapolis, Indiana)
11 Samanatha Hicks (OH, 5-10, McKinney HS, McKinney, Texas)
12 Sarah Tubert (S, 6-0, Gallaudet, Burbank, California)
14 Abby Garrity (OH, 6-0, Idaho State, Salt Lake City, Utah)
15 Kaylie Beck (S-OPP, 5-10, Woodcreek HS, Roseville, California)
16 Molly Perkins (U, 5-6, Gallaudet, Phoenix, Arizona)
17 Giuletta Maucere (M, 6-0, Gallaudet, Studio City, California)

Head Coach: Lynn Ray Boren
Assistant Coaches: Johnny Kessenich, Beau Lawler
Interpreter: Danielle Morris
Team Manager: CJ Upchurch
Athletic Trainer: Ilana Bell

Boren Named U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team Head Coach
Lynn Ray Boren, a three-time Deaflympic Head Coach for the U.S. Women’s
National Volleyball Team, has been named the program’s head coach again for the next
Deaflympics at the 2021 24th Deaflympics.

Boren has excellent international coaching experience for USA Women’s
program since 2007.

Boren continues coaching at Gallaudet University for his 15th season as
the head coach this fall.

“I am so grateful to have the opportunity again coaching the US Women’s
National team.”, Boren said. “I am enthusiastic to be part of this group
of amazing  players, sharing the same expectations. They step up and make
things happen and help us accomplish every mission we set out on in next
two years.”

O’Brien states that Boren has high passion for the volleyball game, his
excellent volleyball history with his teams and excellent relationships
with the athletes which are few of the reasons that make Boren a good fit
to take charge of the national team.

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Maryland girls’ softball

from a tweet

All-County Softball awards are out! Crystal Salit earned second-team
honors. Brigitta Luttrell & Cassidy Perry were named honorable mentions.
Congratulations!

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Texas girls’ basketball

part of newspaper story

2019 American-Statesman’s Top 50 high school athletes

Sunita Schmidjorg, senior, Texas School for the Deaf: All-state TAPPS
player in both girls basketball and volleyball averaged 14.5 points, five
assists and five rebounds a game for TAPPS state basketball finalists.

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deaf fighter

part of web posting

Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones Voted Greatest UFC Fighter Of All Time

Speaking on the Believe You Me podcast UFC hall of famer Michael Bisping,
who will be inducted this weekend, agreed with the decision to overturn
the result, explaining, “Dana White’s trying to have that disqualification
loss to Matt Hamill overturned. I get it for marketing purposes. If I’m
Dana White I want probably my best fighter to be labeled as undefeated.
Because for those people that don’t know, Jones has a disqualification
loss on his record to Matt Hamill in a fight that he was totally
dominating. He was destroying Matt Hamill, he got carried away and he did
a downward elbow.

“He [Hamill] was already getting the absolute living daylights beat out of
him. So of course Matt Hamill’s gonna respond, well hold on. I think the
thing was they asked him and he never responded. Well the guy’s deaf. No
wonder he never responded, he’s gotta read the lips. And I’m not trying to
be funny or be a d*ck about it. The referee said ‘I was asking are you
OK?’ And he never responded, well the guy is profoundly deaf. And I’m not
trying to make fun of him as I say, it’s a real factor. And then he had
the sh*t kicked out of him, he was covered in blood, there was no way he
was gonna win that fight. So of course he was gonna say, ‘yeah I don’t
feel good.’ So the referee disqualified Jones. So I kind of understand it
from Dana’s perspective.”

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random deafsports thoughts

see above story.

Hearing athletes hate to lose to deaf athletes.

Hearing teams in all sports hate to lose to deaf teams.

This is why we do have excellent deaf athletes and excellent
deaf teams; they work twice as hard to win over their hearing
peers.

Hamill is an excellent wrestler; he was never a good boxer,
and was no match for Jones. There was no need for Jones to play
dirty in a match he was completely dominating!

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2019/07/03

DeafDigest Sports – June 30-July 3, 2019

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— deaf rugby player on national U-20 team

— random deafsports thoughts; tall, tall, tall deaf team

— Gallaudet athletics fund raising

— deaf racer wins a stock car race

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Deaf Basketball World Championships

Men
defeated Japan in their second pool play game, 93-41.

USA is in first place in their pool and will play their
next game in the quarterfinals on July 3

today:
USA vs Spain

Women
Team USA’s women fought hard the entire game, but lost to Turkey, 65-61.
They will play their final pool play game vs. Greece on July 1

USA is now 3-1 in Pool B. Placed 1st via three-way tiebreaker with
TUR and LTU and will play in Quarterfinals on this Wednesday.

Turkey, despite defeating USA, lost their next game, forcing
a 3-way deadlock!

Turkey was described as a quick team; could not stop theri
best player. In the game with Turkey, Cassidy Perry
grabbed 20 rebounds.

today:
USA vs Ukraine

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Open Letter to Gallaudet Bison community about Athletics Fundraiser

Dear Gallaudet Community,

As the proverb says: “It takes a village to raise a child.”

As a Gallaudet alum or proud supporter, you are an integral part of our
#GUBison program. Thank you for your unconditional care to Gallaudet
Athletics in the past. This summer, we have started our first
department-wide fundraiser and your support to our student-athletes will
help offset the cost of travel, equipment, game calendar and off-the-court
activities.

In the past year, over 250 Gallaudet Bison student-athletes, participated
in 5,000+ hours of practice, 230+ games, traveled 50,000+ miles and still
finished the year with a 2.98 cumulative grade point average (GPA). Also,
51 student-athletes earned 2018-19 North Eastern Athletic Conference
(NEAC) Scholar-Athlete honors. Each student-athlete was required to
accumulate a 3.4 or higher GPA for the fall and spring semesters combined.

The goal of this campaign is $56,000 until this September. We are already
halfway there but we still have ground to cover and you can help us reach
our goal. 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. Inability to generate revenue streams,
could lead to cutting down on travel, equipment, games to name a few
examples. Your support is key!

Elina Rubinshteyn, a rising junior on the GU women’s volleyball team,
shared with our community this past spring during NCAA Division III Week
what it means to be a student-athlete at Gallaudet University.

“I am definitely grateful that I am part of the Gallaudet University
women’s volleyball team. I am grateful because I have teammates that
communicate in the same language, no barriers. I am honored to play for
the only Deaf University in the world,” said Rubinshteyn.

Your support will not only help make the lives of our student-athletes,
like Elina’s better, but also help shape our community as a whole. When
programs are inspired, students have a higher chance to stay in school and
receive a diploma, go on to receive a higher education and, in the end,
will be able to contribute to our community in many positive ways.

Become a #GUBison supporter now and jump right in and donate to the
campaign at https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/GUBison/ or text GUBISON to
71777. You can donate to the entire athletics department or select a team
to support. It’s your choice and every donation matters. Thank you and Go
Bison!

Respectfully,

Victor Mansure
Director of Athletics
Gallaudet University

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stock car racing

Rudy Zaragoza, who is deaf, won his stock car race
recently at the Macon Speedway in Illinois.

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elite deaf athlete

deaf rugby player on national U-20 team

Claudia Fulton, who is deaf, has been selected to play for
Canada’s U-20 rugby team (hearing). She will travel
to England to play for her national team.

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random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports editor never forgot the tall, tall,
tall 1965 Chicago Deaf Club basketball team.

They went all out and recruited the best deaf adult
players from everywhere in USA – several players in the
6’6, 6’7 height range; several past Gallaudet basketball
greats, etc. The buzz among deaf basketball fans was that
Chicago would win it all at the nationals.

They traveled to Gallaudet to play a game against District
of Columbia deaf club. The gym was jam-packed, all expecting
Chicago to win in a laughter against the DC team that had
coaching and morale issues.

Washington won very easily against this star-studded
Chicago team.

And Washington, not Chicago was the one that won the
national championship. DC’s 5’9 Jim Macfadden
held a 6’7 Chicago player to ZERO points!

Why is DeafDigest Sports editor bringing this up?

A big hint – Brooklyn Nets winning the free agent
market with the 3 hottest free agents available.

Will they win the 2020 NBA championship “easily”?

Just stay tuned.

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