2019/11/28

DeafDigest Sports – November 28, 2019

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet vs Vermont basketball game with picture

— deaf soccer

— deaf hockey

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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 11/28/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Bison reunite with former head coach in memorable night at University of
Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The embrace and smiles at the end of the game between
the head coaches capped a memorable night for the Gallaudet University
men’s basketball team in the Patrick Gymnasium on the University of
Vermont campus.

Vermont coach John Becker and Gallaudet coach Kevin Kovacs, who both
served as assistant coaches at GU from 1995-97 before Becker took over the
helm from 1997-99, hugged at the end of Wednesday night’s game where the
host Catamounts won 93-44 over the Bison.

“It was a fun night for me. I had a lot more emotions then I thought I
would, even though I may not of showed it. It is hard to play against your
friends and a place that I really care about. Obviously, overmatched today
but I’ve been on the other side of it. I was glad when the game was over,”
said Becker, who also served as a Gallaudet assistant coach during the
1994-95 season when Kovacs was a player on the team.

Becker went through the handshake line, at the end of the game, signing
thank you to the Bison players while also shaking each player, coach and
staff member’s hand. The two teams gathered at mid-court for a group photo
afterwards.

“It was definitely an experience our players and coaches will never
forget, especially when it was played against a former GU coach and we
have a lot to be thankful for,” said Kovacs, now in his fifth season
leading the GU men’s basketball program. “We appreciate John Becker and
his Vermont basketball program and community for this experience. We wish
him and his team the best!”

Gallaudet (0-6) struggled on the big stage in the first half as it shot
only 18.8 percent from the field (6 of 32) and only made one 3-pointer out
of 16 attempts. Vermont (6-2) dominated as it shot over 50 percent and
took a 51-13 lead into halftime. The Bison stayed within single digits up
until 18-9 just under 12 minutes left in the first half. Vermont closed
out the half on a 33-4 run.

In the second half, GU shook off the first-half jitters and started to
make shots. The Bison made 11 of 27 shots (40.7 percent) from the field
and drained seven 3-pointers as they tallied 31 second-half points.

Senior guard Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.) scored all of his team-high
points in the second half as he knocked down three 3-pointers after he
went 0-for-10 from the field in the first half. Sophomore Corey Smith
(Miami, Fla.) added nine points off the bench while freshman Rory Lewis
(Frederick, Md.) tallied two 3-pointers for six points in the second half.

This was Gallaudet’s first game against a NCAA Division I opponent since
Nov. 25, 2015, when the Bison played at Towson University and lost, 88-45

group picture of both teams and coaches
http://deafdigest.com/basketball-group-picture-gallaudet-and-vermont/

part of Vermont newspaper story

Vermont typically plays one game against a Division 3 team early in the
nonconference portion of its schedule, usually against a team from New
England and often against a team from Vermont. But this season the game
featured Gallaudet, the nation’s only four-year liberal arts school for
the deaf and hard of hearing, and the place head coach John Becker held
his first college coaching job from 1994-1999.

“It’s hard to play against your friends and a place I really care about,”
Becker said after the game. “(They were) obviously overmatched today and
I’ve been on the other side of it.”

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deaf soccer player

part of newspaper story

Louisville native finds community — and a gold medal — with USA Deaf Pan
American Games team

For the first-time ever, the USA Deaf Men’s National Team had won an
international competition, and they were beaming. Among them was Will
Frentz, a savvy center back who played every single minute of the
tournament.

Frentz is a 12-year veteran of the program.

When he was 16, however, he saw a special on ESPN’s SportsCenter about a
basketball player competing in the Deaf Olympics and explored the
possibility of a U.S. deaf soccer team. A Google search led him to an
email address, which led him to a tryout and, eventually, a spot on the
national team while he was still in high school. He competed in the Deaf
World Cup in Greece in 2008.

USA Deaf Soccer has been around since 1965, first with a men’s team. The
women began competition in 1999 and are a powerhouse — they have never
lost an international tournament.

The men’s team’s youngest player is a 17-year old high schooler, and the
oldest is 35. A few are from Los Angeles, while one is from a town of
4,000 in Maryland.

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Local hockey player represents U.S. in Deaflympics

part of newspaper story

When hockey player Anders Lindgren laces his skates and hits the ice Dec.
12, he will not only be representing Momence, Illinois or the Midwest — he
will be representing the United States.

His talents on the ice will be showcased as a member of the Men’s Deaf
National Ice Hockey Team during this year’s Winter Deaflympics. Hosted
under the purview of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf,
the Deaflympics will take place Dec. 12-21, in Valtellina Valchiavenna,
Italy.

This year, he was invited to tryout for the Men’s Deaf National Ice Hockey
Team in Buffalo, N.Y.

The 23-member roster includes 16 returning players who won a bronze medal
at the 2015 Deaflympics in Russia. This year’s players range in age from
16 to 34 and hail from 14 states.

The team operates under the guidelines of USA Hockey and the USA Deaf
Sports Federation. Hearing aids, cochlear implants and the like are not
allowed during competition.

Today, Lindgren plays as a junior at Aurora University.

The team will arrive in Italy one week before competition starts to
practice together. The team will play Dec. 13, 15, 17, 20 and 21.

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random deafsports talk

2,819 fans attended the Gallaudet-Vermont basketball
game

Is it the Gallaudet attendance record?

Possibly, yes.

What was interesting was that Vermont averaged 2,693 fans
at their home games last season, and last night’s
attendance count exceeded it.

Many fans were deaf; others were ASL students. And
besides “everyone” goes home because of the Thanksgiving
weekend!

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2019/11/27

DeafDigest Sports – November 27, 2019

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball scores

— listing of Maryland winter coaches

— Gallaudet men’s basketball – big game today

— wrestling update

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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 11/27/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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Gallaudet men’s basketball – big game today

you can watch today’s Gallaudet vs University of Vermont game

on this link:
https://www.espn.com/watch/search/vermont

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Maryland winter season coaches

Boys Basketball
James DeStefano, Head Coach
Michael Mabashov, Michael Kent and Peter Badavas, Assistant Coaches

Girls Basketball
Elena Ciccarelli, Head Coach
Priscilla Biskupiak and Mark Phipps, Assistant Coaches

Wrestling
Joseph Abenchuchan, Head Coach
Kevin Sanderlin and Archie Savannah, Assistant Coaches

Indoor Track
Ronnie Taylor, Head Coach
Jamie Wisz and Drew Irving, Assistant Coaches

Cheerleading
Emilia Doudt, Head Coach
Dani Hernandez, Assistant Coach

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Maryland girls’ basketball

Maryland School for the Deaf vs Garrison Forest School

1st      2nd     3rd     4th     =      Total

MSD –       12       12       13      18      =        55

CVCS –      0        16       12      12       =       40

MSD

S. Herzig-Wilcox – 6 points, 4 steals, 2 assists

C. Lummer – 14 points, 1 rebound, 2 steals

H. Weiss – 4 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist

Ar. Zfati – 7 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 assist

B. Finkle – 1 rebound, 1 block

C. Salit – 28 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists, 2 blocks

Team FG: 15

Team 3-FG: 6 (5 Salit, 1 Ar. Zfati)

Team FT: 19-33

Record: 1-0

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Maryland wrestling

MSD 21, St. John Paul the Great Catholic High School (PJPT) 48

285: Philip Hansen (PJPT) pinned over Gabriel ASANTE kWAKYE (MSD) (Fall
0:16)
106: Peter Thang (MSD) forfeit over (PJPT)
113: Double Forfeit
120: Double Forfeit
126: Nathanael Lohier (PJPT) forfeit over (MSD)
132: Tha Moe (MSD) forfeit over (PJPT)
138: Crosse Herpin (MSD) won over Daniel Rivas (PJPT) (Dec 13-6)
145: Colton Bazalewski (MSD) pinned over James Choe (PJPT) (Fall 3:10)
152: Joseph Wasilewski (PJPT) pinned over Michael Williams (MSD) (Fall
2:35)
160: Liam Patrick (PJPT) pinned over Jamal Johnson (MSD) (Fall 1:13)
170: Garrett Vowinkel (PJPT) forfeit over (MSD)
182: Iahn Breen (PJPT) forfeit over (MSD)
195: Luke Ciarcia (PJPT) pinned over Calvin Johnson (MSD) (Fall 2:17)
220: Raphael Rodriguez (PJPT) won over (MSD)

MSD 12. Forest Park 66 (FOPA)

113: Wesley Strychowski (FOPA) forfeit over (MSD) (For.)
120: Jordan McGuckin (FOPA) forfeit over (MSD) (For.)
126: Tha Moe (MSD) forfeit over (FOPA) (For.)
132: Carson Miller (FOPA) forfeit over (MSD) (For.)
138: Ethan Nguyen-Lambert (FOPA) won over Crosse Herpin (MSD) (TB-1 8-6)
145: Brendan Marcy (FOPA) won over Colton Bazalewski (MSD) (Major Decision
15-0)
152: Christian Salayon (FOPA) pinned over Michael Williams (MSD) (Fall
3:13)
160: Jack Bobeck (FOPA) pinned over Jamal Johnson (MSD) (Fall 1:18)
170: Maurice Salayon (FOPA) forfeit over (MSD) (For.)
182: Charlie Lopez (FOPA) forfeit over (MSD) (For.)
195: Calvin Johnson (MSD) pinned over Matthew Williams (FOPA) (Fall 1:22)
220: Daunte McRae (FOPA) forfeit over (MSD) (For.)
285: Mehki Thomas (FOPA) pinned over Gabriel ASANTE kWAKYE (MSD) (Fall
0:58)
106: Anthony Orlando (FOPA) won over Peter Thang (MSD) (Dec 7-2)

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Pennsylvania basketball

11/26/19, we traveled to MKSD for our first game of this season. We were
excited and ready to play against them! Our boys team was rusty and trying
to stay sharp on the court but can’t make few baskets in with a low
scoring game. We lost 23-26.

Michael Greco – 10 pts, 10 rebounds, and 6 steals
Aquil Roane – 6 pts, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks.
Darnell Godbolt – 5 pts
Hazim Haroun – 2 pts and 9 rebounds.

It was a learning experience and in processing to learn how to work as a
team. Be sure to give them positive reinforcers when you see them.

Record 0-1

Next game on 12/2/19, Monday @ Crefeld, 3:50 PM.

Coaches

__________________

Girls basketball PSD vs NJSD game cancelled due to other team does not
have enough on the roster.

First game on 12/5/19, Thursday @ New York School for the Deaf, 3:10 PM.

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random deafsports talk

One of DeafDigest Sports editor’s most unforgetable
athletic teams was the 1986 Governor Baxter
School for the Deaf soccer team (Maine).

This school had a bunch of great players. Their
goalie was born with one hand, yet he stopped
shots from going in.

The season wound down into a grueling stretch
of five games. It went like this:

Wednesday – won the hearing league regular season championship

Thursday – rest day

Friday – won the New England deaf schools soccer tournament 1st round game

Saturday – won the New England deaf schools soccer championship

Sunday – rest day

Monday – won the hearing league first round playoffs

Tuesday – rest day

Wednesday – won the hearing league championship

Thursday – rest day

Friday – first day of basketball practices

No rest for the weary; five exhausting games in a
stretch of 8 days, but won them all. Because of
low enrollment the soccer team only had 13 players,
meaning starters pretty much had to go all the
way without rest.

The team was named #1 in the nation in the first time-ever
Deaf Schools Soccer Team of the Year honors.

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2019/11/26

DeafDigest Sports – November 26, 2019

barry@deafdigest.com
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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— random deafsports thoughts

— last All-American and other honors announcements, football

— basketball tidbits

— team picture

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2019 DeafDigest Sports Football All-American honors and other honors

football (all levels – 6-man, 8-man, 11-man)

Alabama – Michael Paige
Alabama – Cory McKinnie
Alabama – Jaquan Rankins
Alabama – David Palacios-Campos
Alabama – Addison Taylor
Alabama – Dallas McMullen-Schifferle

Arkansas – Blake Bunnell

Colorado – Jeremiah Lachin
Colorado – Daniel Cruz

Florida – Matthew Guillou
Florida – Luis Merced
Florida – Walter Douglas
Florida – Marcus Guillou
Florida – Justin Cabrera

Fremont – Calel Aramboles
Fremont – Jaylen Johnson
Fremont – Miles Gonzalez
Fremont – Robert Gregor
Fremont – George Quirie
Fremont – Donovan Holmes
Fremont – Jaxon Dingel

Indiana – DeJavier Goodner
Indiana – Chase Kanable
Indiana – Corbyn Gray

Iowa – Damien Holste
Iowa – Gregory Kazeba
Iowa – Jesse Dalley, Jr

Louisiana – D’ericion Hayes
Louisiana – Demarico Young
Louisiana – Wyatt Bowman

Maryland – Jaden Joseph
Maryland – Ethan Sheppeck
Maryland – Truth Dorsette
Maryland – Zion Ortiz
Maryland – Enow Otto
Maryland – Miguel Pavao
Maryland – Amaree McKenstry
Maryland – Pacey Wilson
Maryland – Calvin Johnson

Mississippi – Dahlton Sledge
Mississippi – Devoris Meeks
Mississippi – T’ Angelo Miller

Missouri – Mikal Meriwether
Missouri – Hezeki Smoot
Missouri – Conner Luper
Missouri – Damar Washington

Model – Ola Waddell
Model – Joshua Kinner
Model – Jahiem McMillan
Model – Nicholas Barron
Model – Marquise Nash
Model – Joshua Wojnar

New Mexico – Bruce Brewer
New Mexico – Antonio Lopez
New Mexico – Luis Villalobos

Oklahoma – Tyler Manek
Oklahoma – Jose Salas
Oklahoma – KJ Lokeijak

Phoenix – Brian Lynch
Phoenix – Isaac Nubes
Phoenix – Jose Santiago
Phoenix – Sean Conol
Phoenix – Jamal Molina

Riverside – Trevin Adams
Riverside – Dylan Eveland
Riverside – Felix Gonzales
Riverside – Noel Hernandez
Riverside – Christian Jimenez
Riverside – Cody Metzner
Riverside – Nathan Estrada

Tennessee – Tristen Davidson

Texas – Russell Rohde
Texas – Brandon Brentham
Texas – Zarek Nathanson
Texas – Kylar Sicoli
Texas – Kodi Lee
Texas – Jack Scarboro
Texas – Gerry Robertson
Texas – Isiah Crawford
Texas – Xavier Morris
Texas – Taran Johnson

Washington – Jose Ramirez
Washington – Juan Ramirez
Washington – Osvaldo Cruz
Washington – Kevin Diaz
Washington – Jace Lewandowski

Wisconsin – Cayden Rawlings

Team of the Year, Small Schools – Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
Team of the Year, Big Schools – Texas School for the Deaf

Football Coach of the Year, Big Schools – John Moore, Texas
Football Coach of the Year, Small Schools – Eric Lefors, Florida

Player of the Year – Calel Aramboles; California School for the Deaf at Fremont
Player of the Year – Brian Lynch; Phoenix Day School for the Deaf

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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 11/26/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

you can watch tomorrow’s Gallaudet vs University of Vermont game

on this link:
https://www.espn.com/watch/search/vermont

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Indiana basketball

new boys’ coach is Joey Kutcka

he replaces Keith Westerhoelter, who is a new assistant
coach with the Gallaudet men’s basketball team

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Lexington boys’ basketball

Game #3 November 25, 2019

Lexington @ Our Savior New America

Lexington 32
OSNA 50

Lexington
Jayden Orlang 16 pts
Alex De la Cruz 4 pts

OSNA
Garald Saint 10 pts
Philip Mitch 9 pts

Record: 0 – 3​

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Lexington Girls Basketball

Game # 2November 25, 2019

Kew Forest at Lexington

KWF – 5 – 7 – 11 – 13 = 36
LEX  – 6 – 7 –   8 – 11 = 32

LEX led at Halftime: 13 – 12

Ava V. – 20 pts, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
Brianna R. – 6 pts, 14 rebounds, 1 steal
Lawryn H. – 6 pts, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals

Varsity record: 0-2

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Pennsylvania basketball coaches

PSD boys coaches: David Ronnenberg and Hiram Ramos

PSD girls coaches: Rachel Barlage and Syreeta Richardson

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Texas football

team picture, taken after the last game of the season

http://deafdigest.com/2019-texas-school-for-the-deaf-football-team/

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random deafsports talk

For the first time, DeafDigest Sports is combining
6-man, 8-man and 11-man football All-American
honors into one listing instead of splitting into
Big Schools and Small Schools.

We are a single Deaf Football Family, and inasmuch as
number of teams is getting lower each season, it is
important that we show unity in this great American
sport.

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2019/11/25

DeafDigest Sports – November 25, 2019

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— LAST DAY: free tickets to a Gallaudet basketball game

— last Team of the Year announcement for this fall season

— wheelchair basketball update

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2019 DeafDigest Sports 11-man football Team of the Year

Texas School for the Deaf

(see notes below)

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DeafDigest Sports Teams of the Year

8-man football – Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

11-man football – Texas School for the Deaf

8-man soccer – Rochester School for the Deaf

11-man soccer – Ohio School for the Deaf

Big Schools volleyball – Texas School for the Deaf

Small Schools volleyball – Rochester School for the Deaf

end of fall season Team of the Year announcements

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Football All-American honors and other honors will be
announced on Tuesday.

Other sports (volleyball and soccer) have already been announced.

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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 11/25/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Free tickets to see Gallaudet men’s basketball at University of Vermont on Nov. 27

Monday November 25th is the deadline

WASHINGTON – Fans of Gallaudet University in and around the state of
Vermont are in for a treat next week when the Bison men’s basketball team
travels to University of Vermont for a game on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 7
p.m. in the Patrick Gymnasium in Burlington, Vt.

Gallaudet has received 50 free tickets to the game. If you are interested
in attending the game please contact GU men’s basketball head coach Kevin
Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu by Nov. 25 so you can be placed on
the team list. This offer is open to Gallaudet students, faculty and staff
along with alumni, boosters and family of the team. Prospective
student-athletes are not permitted to receive these tickets per NCAA
rules.

The Catamounts are coached by former Gallaudet men’s basketball head coach
John Becker, who coached the Bison from 1997-99 and served as a Gallaudet
assistant coach from 1994-97. Vermont is off to a 4-0 start to the season.

If you are unable to travel to Vermont you can watch the game online here:
https://www.espn.com/watch/search/vermont.

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Texas football

per maxpreps, these 11-man deaf teams were:

1. Texas, 7-5 record, ranked #8,180 best in nation
2. Maryland, 9-1 record, ranked #10,550 best in nation
3. Fremont, 7-4 record, ranked #12,034 best in nation
4. Model, 6-3 record, ranked #13,481 best in nation
5. Indiana, 4-4 record, ranked #13,780 best in nation

the #6 team is Alabama with a 4-6 record. They play
a mixed 11-man, 8-man schedule, six 11-man games and
four 8-man games and is ranked #14,081 best in the nation.

it was a great season for top five deaf 11-man teams, all
of which either had winning or non-losing seasons.

Alabama lost 4 games that were hotly contested (by 10 points
and fewer)

there were four games that involved five teams:
Model 46 Indiana 6
Texas 44 Maryland 6
Indiana 34 Alabama 24
Model 50 Alabama 14

Fremont did not play a deaf team this season; their scheduled
game with Riverside was canceled because of these raging
California fires that threatened the state property, evacuating
these residents.

Texas defeated three teams with winning records:
Maryland, 9-1
San Marcos, 6-5
Lutheran North, 6-3

Lastly, Texas faced teams that were ranked much higher than Texas:
Brentwood, ranked #4,162 best in nation
Savio, ranked #6,719 best in nation
Prince of Peace, ranked #7,076 best in nation
Geneva, ranked #5,171 best in nation

And in the playoffs, Texas lost to Woodlands Christian Academy,
ranked #2,856 best in the nation.

Woodlands Christian Academy, so far unbeaten at 12-0, only allowed
these following points – 16, 0, 0, 7, 7, 12, 8, 20, 7, 6, 7

Yet, Texas scored 21 points, the most Woodlands gave up so far this
season!

And in each game Woodlands limited opposing teams to less than
200 rushing yards. Texas rushed for more than 200 yards in that game.

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wheelchair basketball update

The Cincinnati Dragons wheelchair basketball team won the 2019 Grand
Rapids Keep up the Pace Tournament this weekend.  The Dragons went 4-0
with an average margin of victory of 38 points per game against teams from
Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Ft. Wayne.  Kerwin Haake, a junior at Kentucky
School for the Deaf, scored 42 points in the 4 games including a team-high
21 points in the semifinal victory over Ft Wayne.  The Dragons improved
their record to 11-1 on the season.  The Dragons will face off against
some of the best teams in the country in 2 weeks as they travel to
Rockford, Illinois.

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random deafsports talk

Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind loves football.

But are they a 8-man team that plays some 11 man games

or

are they a 11-man team that plays some 8 man games

or

are they making the best of two worlds, playing 11 man
games against traditional hearing opponents and some
deaf 11-man teams  and  playing 8-man games against
traditional Mason-Dixon opponents (Florida, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Tennessee)?

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2019/11/24

DeafDigest Sports – November 24, 2019

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet basketball update

— free tickets to a Gallaudet basketball game

— Texas football tidbit

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DeafDigest Sports Teams of the Year

8-man football – Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

11-man football – to be made in due time

8-man soccer – Rochester School for the Deaf

11-man soccer – Ohio School for the Deaf

Big Schools volleyball – Texas School for the Deaf

Small Schools volleyball – Rochester School for the Deaf

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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 11/24/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Free tickets to see Gallaudet men’s basketball at University of Vermont on Nov. 27

Monday November 25th is the deadline

WASHINGTON – Fans of Gallaudet University in and around the state of
Vermont are in for a treat next week when the Bison men’s basketball team
travels to University of Vermont for a game on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 7
p.m. in the Patrick Gymnasium in Burlington, Vt.

Gallaudet has received 50 free tickets to the game. If you are interested
in attending the game please contact GU men’s basketball head coach Kevin
Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu by Nov. 25 so you can be placed on
the team list. This offer is open to Gallaudet students, faculty and staff
along with alumni, boosters and family of the team. Prospective
student-athletes are not permitted to receive these tickets per NCAA
rules.

The Catamounts are coached by former Gallaudet men’s basketball head coach
John Becker, who coached the Bison from 1997-99 and served as a Gallaudet
assistant coach from 1994-97. Vermont is off to a 4-0 start to the season.

If you are unable to travel to Vermont you can watch the game online here:
https://www.espn.com/watch/search/vermont.

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

GU turns it over to Baruch in second half, lose 80-76

NEW YORK – The press defense got to Gallaudet University here Saturday as
it dropped an 80-76 decision to Baruch College in a non-conference men’s
basketball game at the ARC Arena.

Gallaudet (0-5) led by seven points, 47-40, at the 13:50 mark in the
second half before Baruch (3-1) went on a 12-0 run to take the lead for
good.

The Bison turned the ball over 15 times in the second half with 10 of
those turnovers coming in the final 13 minutes. Baruch scored 26 points
off those 15 second-half turnovers. Baruch outscored GU, 48-41, in the
second half as 54 percent of the Bearcats’ points were scored off Bison
turnovers.

Overall, Gallaudet coughed up the ball 24 times to Baruch, who scored 38
points off those turnovers.

Senior guard Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.) scored 16 of his game-high
20 points in the second half as he made 4 of 5 shots from 3-point range.
Junior guard Preston Kelly (Fishers, Ind.) netted 15 points, seven
rebounds and six assists in the loss. Sophomore forward Matt Sherman
(Angora, Minn.) was the third Bison in double-digits with 10 points and
seven rebounds.

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Texas football

We lost to The Woodlands Christian Academy 49-21. I am proud of how our
boys played. We scored 21 points against an undefeated team, the highest
points TWCA have allowed this season. And it is Woodlands’ first time
letting a  team produce more than 200 rushing yards.

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random deafsports talk

It would have been great if Gallaudet defeated Baruch College
in men’s basketball, but it was not to be.

Baruch College was named after financier and statesman Bernard M. Baruch
who passed away in 1965.

He was late deafened, and always wore a hearing aid throughout his
life.

Legend was that he played baseball for City College (CCNY) and his
team got into a brawl with an opposing team. During the brawl, he
was clubbed on his head by a bat – causing him life-long deafness!

Do not know if this legend was true or fiction, but it was a fact
that he was late-deafened.

If we read the newspapers about these wealthy investors – George
Soros, Warren Buffett and others, then Baruch was it during his time.

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2019/11/23

DeafDigest Sports – November 23, 2019

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Deaf Football season comes to an end

— basketball updates

— free tickets to a Gallaudet basketball game

— cross country update

— Gallaudet football honors

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DeafDigest Sports Teams of the Year

8-man football – Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

11-man football – to be made in due time

8-man soccer – Rochester School for the Deaf

11-man soccer – Ohio School for the Deaf

Big Schools volleyball – Texas School for the Deaf

Small Schools volleyball – Rochester School for the Deaf

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football score

Woodlands Christian Academy 49 Texas 21

this officially ends the 2019 football season.

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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 11/23/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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2019 football scores
as of 11/23/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/football-scores/

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Free tickets to see Gallaudet men’s basketball at University of Vermont on Nov. 27

Monday November 25th is the deadline

WASHINGTON – Fans of Gallaudet University in and around the state of
Vermont are in for a treat next week when the Bison men’s basketball team
travels to University of Vermont for a game on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 7
p.m. in the Patrick Gymnasium in Burlington, Vt.

Gallaudet has received 50 free tickets to the game. If you are interested
in attending the game please contact GU men’s basketball head coach Kevin
Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu by Nov. 25 so you can be placed on
the team list. This offer is open to Gallaudet students, faculty and staff
along with alumni, boosters and family of the team. Prospective
student-athletes are not permitted to receive these tickets per NCAA
rules.

The Catamounts are coached by former Gallaudet men’s basketball head coach
John Becker, who coached the Bison from 1997-99 and served as a Gallaudet
assistant coach from 1994-97. Vermont is off to a 4-0 start to the season.

If you are unable to travel to Vermont you can watch the game online here:
https://www.espn.com/watch/search/vermont.

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Gallaudet football

Gallaudet earns 13 All-ECFC honors, over half are repeat honorees

WASHINGTON – The Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) announced
its 11th annual all-conference teams and Gallaudet University earned 13
honors.

Gallaudet had five players on the first team, one on the second team and
seven received honorable mention accolades as a total 83 different
student-athletes representing six programs received recognition from the
conference after completion of the 2019 regular season. Dean College led
the way with 19 honorees followed by SUNY Maritime (15), Alfred State
College (13), Gallaudet (13), Anna Maria College (12) and Castleton
University (11). ECFC champion Dean took home three of the seven
conference awards.

Seven of GU’s honorees are repeat honorees while six other players are
making their first appearance on the All-ECFC teams.

Junior fullback RJ Randle (McCalla, Ala.) makes his second straight
appearance on the All-ECFC First Team Offense and is joined by teammates
sophomore running back Cassmeir Hutchinson (Chesapeake, Va.), junior
offensive lineman Daniel Tanielu (Federal Way, Wash.) and senior return
specialist Damonte Bray (Clinton, Md.). Redshirt junior linebacker Mason
Gooch (Mount Sterling, Ky.) is GU’s lone representative on the All-ECFC
First Team Defense. All of the first team selections from GU only Bray is
making his first appearance on an All-ECFC team.

Senior defensive lineman Everett Polzin (Frederick, Md.) makes his second
all-conference team in a row as he was voted to the All-ECFC Second Team
Defense. GU did not have any selections on the All-ECFC Second Team
Offense.

GU’s seven honorable mention selections feature two returning
all-conference selections from 2017 and five players making their debut.
Redshirt junior quarterback Timel Benton (Columbia, S.C.) returns to the
all-conference team after being sidelined last year with an injury. Senior
Reid Kelly (De Soto, Kan.) is one of three Gallaudet offensive linemen on
the honorable mention list as Kelly makes his second career appearance on
the All-ECFC honorable mention list. Kelly is joined by fellow linemen;
junior Cress Fisher (Boyerstown, Pa.) and sophomore Jamal Garner
(Jacksonville, Ill.). Bray earns his second all-conference award as he was
selected a wide receiver honorable mention. Freshman linebacker Stefan
Anderson (New Market, Md.) and sophomore punter Nicholas Maccini (San
Diego, Calif.) earn their first all-conference honors.

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Arizona cross country

part of newspaper story

2019 Southern Arizona Cross Country All-Stars

SECOND TEAM, boys
Adan Bustamante, Arizona Deaf and Blind

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Lexington Boys Basketball

Game #1 November 19, 2019

Lexington vs Evangel Christian

Lexington 14

Evangel Christian 104

Record: 0 – 1

Game #2 November 22, 2019

Lexington @ Waldorf School

Overtime

Lexington 62

Waldorf School 64

Record: 0 – 2

Jayden Orlang: 22 pts​

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Texas football

part of newspaper story

THE WOODLANDS — The Woodlands Christian Academy kept its unbeaten record
intact and its season alive with a 49-21 win over the Texas School for the
Deaf in the TAPPS Division III regional round Friday night at Warrior
Stadium

TWCA was efficient with its chances on offense as it was pitted against
the Rangers’ time-consuming rushing offense.

The Rangers scored on their third drive of the night. Kodi Lee capped it
with a 13-yard run.

A 7-minute, 46-second drive by the visitors made it a one-score game again
around the midway point of the second quarter. Lee capped the 13-play
drive with his second rushing touchdown.

“These kids from Texas School for the Deaf, they are gritty,” Hollas said.
“They play tough, physical football”

Russell Rohde led the Rangers with 103 yards on 26 carries. The visitors
totaled 255 yards of offense, all on the ground.

About three minutes into the final quarter, Brandon Brentham’s 21-yard
touchdown run got the Rangers back on the scoreboard and capped the
night’s scoring.

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random deafsports talk

Football season ends. How many schools will
continue with football?

The downward spiral of Deaf Football worries
DeafDigest Sports editor.

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2019/11/22

DeafDigest Sports – November 22, 2019

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— upcoming football game

— basketball updates

— free tickets to a Gallaudet basketball game

— football update

…………………………………………….

DeafDigest Sports Teams of the Year

8-man football – Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

11-man football – to be made in due time

8-man soccer – Rochester School for the Deaf

11-man soccer – Ohio School for the Deaf

Big Schools volleyball – Texas School for the Deaf

Small Schools volleyball – Rochester School for the Deaf

…………………………………………………

next football game

Texas is the sole remaining school still continuing
with the football season.

TSD Rangers (7-4) will face The Woodland Christian Academy (11-0)
on Nov. 22 at 7:00 pm.

…………………………………………………….

2019-20 winter season won/lost records, now including basketball won/lost records
as of 11/22/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

…………………………………………….

2019 football scores
as of 11/17/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/football-scores/

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Free tickets to see Gallaudet men’s basketball at University of Vermont on Nov. 27

WASHINGTON – Fans of Gallaudet University in and around the state of
Vermont are in for a treat next week when the Bison men’s basketball team
travels to University of Vermont for a game on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 7
p.m. in the Patrick Gymnasium in Burlington, Vt.

Gallaudet has received 50 free tickets to the game. If you are interested
in attending the game please contact GU men’s basketball head coach Kevin
Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu by Nov. 25 so you can be placed on
the team list. This offer is open to Gallaudet students, faculty and staff
along with alumni, boosters and family of the team. Prospective
student-athletes are not permitted to receive these tickets per NCAA
rules.

The Catamounts are coached by former Gallaudet men’s basketball head coach
John Becker, who coached the Bison from 1997-99 and served as a Gallaudet
assistant coach from 1994-97. Vermont is off to a 4-0 start to the season.

If you are unable to travel to Vermont you can watch the game online here:
https://www.espn.com/watch/search/vermont.

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2019 DeafDigest Sports Volleyball All-American honors

Alabama – Alesia Jaramillo
Arkansas – Carley Williams
Colorado – Priscilla Needs
Florida – Lourdine Jordonne
Fremont – Esther Biser
Indiana – Anya Pothorski
Maryland – Citrine Lummer
Maryland – Hannah Weiss
Maryland – Milana Bielucke
Mississippi – Alexis Roberts
Model – Emily Nover
New Mexico – Victoria Baca
Ohio – Alyssa Blessing
Oklahoma – April Pennel
Pennsylvania – Gia DiGiacomo
Phoenix – Isabella Ballard
Riverside – Ambria Goldstein
Rochester – McKenna Girod
Rochester – Emma Kane
Rochester – Julia Ott
South Carolina – Ashley Moss
Tennessee – Ashley Carico
Texas – Ashlene Etkie
Texas – Kalena Bumbala
Texas – Ashley Harlicker
Washington – Jennifer Tudor
Western Pennsylvania – Olivia Larson

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Florida girls’ basketball

FSDB vs First Baptist Christian Academy Crusaders – 11/21/21

Final Score: 57-15

We had our first home game, and we captured the second win of the season.
As coaches, we are very proud of our girls’ performance tonight. Everyone
on the team had
an opportunity to play. It was a team effort tonight. Each girl played
their heart out on both sides of the court. Our freshman Oceana and
sophomore Taria helped
with many steals and set up the fast break opportunities. Oceana scored 10
points while Taria scored 8 points. With their help, Olivia led the team
with 20 points.
Lourdine attacked the rim and poured 12 points. Shylah, Keliah, Elsie, and
Samantha kept the Crusaders away from the paint. Again, it was a team
effort tonight. Our
next game will be on December 3 against Halifax Academy.

—-Lady Dragons Coaches

Stats:

Olivia Brown: 20 pts, 6 reb, 1 ast , 2 stl

Lourdine Jordonne: 12 pts,11 reb,1 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk

Oceana Brown: 10 pts, 3 reb, 3 ast, 7 stl

Taria Pellicer: 8 pts, 6 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl

Elsie Essex: 2 pts, 4 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl

Ja’Myra Harris: 2 pts, 5 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl

Shylah Thomas: 2 pts, 2 reb, 1 ast, 1 blk

Samantha Suarez: 1 pt, 1 reb

Shanna Cooley: 1 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl

Keliah Williams: 2 reb, 1 ast, 1 blk

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Lexington Girls Basketball

Game #1November 21, 2019

LEX at Portledge Upper School

LEX – 5 – 6 – 3 – 11 = 25
POR-12-10-17-  7 = 46

Portledge led at Halftime: 22 – 11

Ava Vitucci – 19 pts, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Brianna Roberts – 2 pts, 17 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
Lawryn Hernandez – 2 pts, 7 rebounds, 3 assists
Keferny Munoz – 5 rebounds
Vanessa Reyes – 2 pts, 2 rebounds, 1 assist

Varsity record : 0 – 1

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Riverside Boys Basketball

We lost to NuView Bridge on the road, 57-41.  We led by 4, 34-30 at end of
3rd quarter, but their torrid shooting in the 4th killed us.

Record: 1-1.  Next up: Dec. 5th at Eastside Christian.  Have a great
Thanksgiving break!

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Texas girls’ basketball

TSD won against Round Rock Raiders 44-27. The next game for the Lady
Rangers
is on December 3rd against Austin KIPP at 6:30 at Seeger gym.

Record: 7-0

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Texas football

part of newspaper story

The Warriors (11-0) will continue their journey in the TAPPS Division III
playoffs at 7 p.m. Friday at home against the Texas School for the Deaf
(7-4) out of Austin. TWCA easily dispatched its area-round opponent,
defeating San Marcos Academy 48-7 last week. It was the ninth game this
season in which the team scored 40-plus points. The Warriors have now
outscored their opponents 537-90 during their dominant run.

“We executed our game plan,” Hollas said of the opening victory. “We came
into the game knowing what they do well, and we knew what we had to take
away. Our defense, like it has all year, stepped up and gave up less than
100 yards of total offense for the entire game. Offense, I think the first
drive was two plays. We put points on the board early and then just kept
piling on. Second half, we scored on the first drive and had a running
clock, and we got some young kids in. So it was a good all-around win for
the program.”

The School for the Deaf is currently on a four-game winning streak, which
includes a 19-16 victory over Lutheran North last week. TWCA plays in the
same district as Lutheran North and beat them 41-8 back on Oct. 11.
Regardless of any previous results, the Warriors will be ready to perform
their best on Friday night.

The winner of this game will take on the winner between Boerne Geneva
(7-4) — the team that eliminated the Warriors last season — and Bay Area
Christian (8-3), a team TWCA defeated 42-7 earlier this year.

note:
do not underestimate Texas SD. They defeated Maryland SD
its only defeat this season. Minus Texas, Maryland would
have been 9-0.

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Texas boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

Preseason All-VYPE Austin Basketball Team

First-Team All-VYPE Austin Private School Girls Basketball:

Susie McCormick (Regents School of Austin)

Michaela Kelley (Texas School for the Deaf)

Christian Wilcox (Faith Academy of Marble Falls)

CJ Jaramillo (Round Rock Christian Academy)

Ivy Prater (Round Rock Concordia)

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West Virginia sports

part of newspaper story

the school has an enrollment of 17 students in
the high school department, as the second
smallest school in the state. The smallest
is Pickens HS with just 8 students.

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random deafsports talk

DeafDigest Sports prays that West Virginia,
despite its low enrollment, will still continue
with deaf sports.

In the late fifties, West Virginia was a powerhouse
in deaf sports.

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2019/11/21

DeafDigest Sports – November 21, 2019

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— upcoming football game

— basketball updates

— free tickets to a Gallaudet basketball game

— Gallaudet men’s basketball

— write up on a football coach

…………………………………………….

DeafDigest Sports Teams of the Year

8-man football – Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

11-man football – to be made in due time

8-man soccer – Rochester School for the Deaf

11-man soccer – Ohio School for the Deaf

Big Schools volleyball – Texas School for the Deaf

Small Schools volleyball – Rochester School for the Deaf

…………………………………………………

next football game

Texas is the sole remaining school still continuing
with the football season.

TSD Rangers (7-4) will face The Woodland Christian Academy (11-0)
on Nov. 22 at 7:00 pm.

…………………………………………………….

2019-20 winter season won/lost records, now including basketball won/lost records
as of 11/21/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

…………………………………………….

2019 football scores
as of 11/17/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/football-scores/

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Free tickets to see Gallaudet men’s basketball at University of Vermont on Nov. 27

WASHINGTON – Fans of Gallaudet University in and around the state of
Vermont are in for a treat next week when the Bison men’s basketball team
travels to University of Vermont for a game on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 7
p.m. in the Patrick Gymnasium in Burlington, Vt.

Gallaudet has received 50 free tickets to the game. If you are interested
in attending the game please contact GU men’s basketball head coach Kevin
Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu by Nov. 25 so you can be placed on
the team list. This offer is open to Gallaudet students, faculty and staff
along with alumni, boosters and family of the team. Prospective
student-athletes are not permitted to receive these tickets per NCAA
rules.

The Catamounts are coached by former Gallaudet men’s basketball head coach
John Becker, who coached the Bison from 1997-99 and served as a Gallaudet
assistant coach from 1994-97. Vermont is off to a 4-0 start to the season.

If you are unable to travel to Vermont you can watch the game online here:
https://www.espn.com/watch/search/vermont.

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Gallaudet’s defense limits Tigers in non-conference contest

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University’s defense did a good job to slow
Hampden-Sydney College here Wednesday night in a men’s basketball
non-conference game in the Field House. The Bison held the Tigers to its
lowest point total this season but in the end GU came up short, 62-52.

Gallaudet (0-4) trailed by as much as 11 points in the second half. The
Bison stormed back and cut the margin to three points, 51-48, with 5:04
left in regulation after sophomore guard Corey Smith (Miami, Fla.) made
one of his four 3-pointers in the game. H-SC missed its own 3-point
attempt and allowed GU a chance to come down the court and knot the game
for the first time since four minutes into the game. Senior guard Noah
Valencia (Riverside, Calif.) hoisted a 3-point shot but missed as the
Tigers answered with a Kevin Quinn (17 points) jumper at the 4:13 mark.

Sophomore forward Matt Sherman (Angora, Minn.) made a jumper to pull
Gallaudet within three points, once more, but that was as close as the
Bison got.

Smith scored a team-high 15 points to go with eight rebounds while
Valencia finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double.

The two teams shot over 32 percent from the field in the first half as
Gallaudet held a 28-27 lead at intermission

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Florida girls’ basketball

FSDB at Crescent City Raiders – 11/19/21

Final Score: 35-12

Well, the score says it all. We captured the first win of the season! But
it did not come easy, we missed many easy layups, which put us at 6 to 6
the whole first
quarter. Missed layups lead to missed opportunity for us to score more
than 16 points in 1st quarter. Then we started to pick up the rhythm going
into the 2nd
quarter, after our Lady Dragons began to utilize their learned skills from
three weeks of practice. Second quarter, we picked up 9 extra points,
bringing us to 15
to 6 before we concluded the first half. Our very own Olivia started to
heat up, both offensively and defensively, as we went into the second
half. She created an
impenetrable wall against the opposing team’s best player number 14,
causing a series of turnovers and giving many fast break opportunities for
our Lady Dragons. At
the same time, Lourdine was seen making her own highlights of the game.
She easily shadowed others by making many offensive and defensive
rebounds. Keliah never
quit as she protected the house by keeping the Raiders away from the
paint. Shanna, Emma, JaMyra and Taria also contributed a great deal of
offensive stops as well,
keeping the Raiders at bay without scoring for a long time. Our next game
is this Thursday against First Baptist Christian Academy (FBCA) at home.

—-Lady Dragons Coaches

Stats:

Lourdine Jordonne: 14 pts

Olivia Brown: 13 pts

Keliah Williams: 4 pts

Oceana Brown: 2 pts

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Mississippi football

newspaper story

Mississippi School for the Deaf football coach teaches players the game of
life

Amongst the halls of the Mississippi School for the Deaf is an office
quite like any other. The walls of that office, however, are a homage to
the success of the school’s football program.

More specifically, they are homage to the success of Arness Georgetown.

The walls of the head coach’s office are lined with print-outs of
newspaper articles chronicling 8-man football championships alongside
photos of title teams as far back as 1995.

At least that’s what the common eye sees when they look at the photos and
when the gleam of the gold football’s he’s accumulated hits their eye.

“I don’t look at the championships and rings,” Georgetown said. “The
opportunities I’ve had and the kids I’ve touched along the way is how I
look at [it].

“We’ve been blessed to have good athletes and good students. It’s about
the kids I’ve had. It’s all about them.”

Georgetown has served as either an assistant coach or head coach with the
program since 1993. He took a seven-year hiatus from coaching in 2008 for
an administrative role with the school.

In 2015, he returned to the program as a head coach. He’s been a part of
six national titles for the Mississippi School for the Deaf.

While winning those titles, Georgetown said he was also doing something
with more of a lasting impact.

“My main goal is to teach these kids about the game of life,” Georgetown
said. “I always emphasize to my players that if you play basketball,
football, that ball’s going to stop bouncing. You can’t run and catch that
football forever. You’ve got to have another plan. So we try to instill
that in our kids.”

Cheryl Kaler, the Mississippi School for the Deaf principal and athletic
director, has been at the school for 10 years. She’s seen Georgetown’s
success on the field firsthand, but she’s also seen how much of an impact
he’s had on his players off the field.

She said he’s been a mentor and role model for the student-athletes while
helping the program rise to national acclaim.

“He not only coaches the kids on the field, [but he] also coaches them in
life when it comes to focusing on their academics, being men of character
and making good choices,” Kaler said. “They come to him for advice for all
teams and see him as a father figure and a mentor.”

Georgetown’s teaching isn’t limited to the football players, either.

Arness Georgetown is the head football coach at the Mississippi School for
the Deaf.
Arness Georgetown is the head football coach at the Mississippi School for
the Deaf. (Photo: Photo submitted)

After the football team’s coaching staff experienced turnover this past
season, he took on apprentices and also taught them how to coach.

Many of his players wouldn’t have been allowed to play football at the
public school level. They likely would have been confined to special
education classes. At MSD, they get the chance to be national champions.

Devoris Meeks has played tailback and linebacker for Georgetown for three
years. He was there when Georgetown returned to the program in 2015 and
the team went 1-6. Meeks thought about quitting after that, but Georgetown
wouldn’t let him.

“He inspired me,” Meeks said. “I didn’t want to play anymore because we
were a losing team and he told me, ‘Nah, you’re going to stay on my team
and we’re going to win next year.”

And they did.

Thanks to the resolve and patience Georgetown instilled in Meeks, he got
to be a part of the ’17 and ’18 national title teams. He played on this
year’s team, too.

“From then on, I never walked off on the team again,” Meeks said.

By the standard Georgetown has established at the school, 2019 was an
atypical year.

Deaf All-American Kenmarkis Meeks graduated last year. The team’s starting
tailback, Jaylon Mays, separated his shoulder in the first game of the
2019 season. One of the starting receivers elected to leave the team to
focus on academics.

Georgetown’s team finished the year with a 2-6 record and were a far cry
away from a national title. Most of the players were part of the last two
national titles.

His team may be in a valley now, but Georgetown said he’s confident it
will prepare them to return to championship form.

“Some kids don’t take adversity very well, so it’s my job to keep the
kids’ heads up and keep them going,” Georgetown said. “It’s tough, but I
like it in a sense because it’s life lessons. I tell the kids all the
time, sometimes things don’t work out the way you want them to work out.
You have to be able to deal with those things.”

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Riverside girls’ basketball

Girls played St. Jeanne de Lestonnac in a season-opening non-league game
last night and won 58-33.  Record: 1-0.  Next up: vs. NuView Bridge at
home, December 5th.

CSDR girls raced to a 20-point lead by halftime and ended with a 58-33
score against Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac Catholic High School in Temecula.
Sophomore Bree
Goldstein and Junior Rosemary Vicente led all scorers with 17 and 13
respectively, and Gisella Visco nabbed team high 22 rebounds.  Saint
Jeanne displayed good
fellowship by providing student interpreters for a prayer and pledge
before the game.    Our girls were impressed and appreciative of their
thoughtful actions!

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Texas girls’ basketball

Austin Saints 27
TSD 42

TSD Girls basketball improves to 6-0 with the next home game on November
21 at 6:30 against Round Rock Raiders.

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Texas boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

VYPE Austin Preseason Private School Boys Basketball Team Breakdowns

No. 4 Texas School for the Deaf: The Rangers advanced to the TAPPS 4A
bi-district round during the 2018-2019 season, and are expected to remain
a playoff contender during the 2019-2020 campaign because of second-team
all-district Jaylen Johnson and Jack Scarboro

note:
Daily practices have been limited to about 5 players because the majority
of the team is with the football team which is fighting to stay in the
playoffs. For that reason, three scheduled games this week have been
cancelled.

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random deafsports talk

Announcement yesterday was made regarding 50 free tickets
for the Gallaudet vs University of Vermont basketball game.

First time Gallaudet played against a NCAA-I team in basketball?

No.

In 2015-16, Gallaudet played against Towson University.

And during the 1930’s and 1940’s Gallaudet had five games
with Long Island University, at that time a national
powerhouse. If we are talking about these powerhouse
college teams nowadays (Duke, Kentucky, etc) then
LIU was it during the thirties and forties.

LIU, in fact, was ranked #1 in the nation in one of these
five seasons. There were no NCAA-I tournaments at that time.

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2019/11/20

DeafDigest Sports – November 20, 2019

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— upcoming football game

— another big announcement, as revised – Deaf All-American honors

— basketball updates

— free tickets to a Gallaudet basketball game

…………………………………………….

DeafDigest Sports Teams of the Year

8-man football – Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

11-man football – to be made in due time

8-man soccer – Rochester School for the Deaf

11-man soccer – Ohio School for the Deaf

Big Schools volleyball – Texas School for the Deaf

Small Schools volleyball – Rochester School for the Deaf

…………………………………………………

next football game

Texas is the sole remaining school still continuing
with the football season.

TSD Rangers (7-4) will face The Woodland Christian Academy (11-0)
on Nov. 22 at 7:00 pm.

…………………………………………………….

2019-20 winter season won/lost records, now including basketball won/lost records
as of 11/20/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

…………………………………………….

2019 football scores
as of 11/17/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/football-scores/

……………………………………..

2019 DeafDigest Sports Volleyball All-American honors

it is a revised announcement

Alabama – Alesia Jaramillo
Arkansas – Carley Williams
Colorado – Priscilla Needs
Florida – Lourdine Jordonne
Fremont – Esther Biser
Indiana – Anya Pothorski
Maryland – Citrine Lummer
Maryland – Hannah Weiss
Maryland – Milana Bielucke
Mississippi – Alexis Roberts
Model – Emily Nover
New Mexico – Victoria Baca
Ohio – Alyssa Blessing
Oklahoma – April Pennel
Pennsylvania – Gia DiGiacomo
Phoenix – Isabella Ballard
Riverside – Ambria Goldstein
Rochester – McKenna Girod
Rochester – Emma Kane
South Carolina – Ashley Moss
Tennessee – Ashley Carico
Texas – Ashlene Etkie
Texas – Kalena Bumbala
Texas – Ashley Harlicker
Washington – Jennifer Tudor
Western Pennsylvania – Olivia Larson

— Team of the Year, Big Schools – Texas School for the Deaf
— Team of the Year, Small Schools – Rochester School for the Deaf
— Player of the Year, all-schools, Ashlene Etkie, Texas School for the Deaf
— Coach of the Year, Big Schools  – Patrick O’Brien, Model Secondary School for the Deaf
— Coach of the Year, Small Schools – Angie Shelby, Oklahoma School for the Deaf

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Free tickets to see Gallaudet men’s basketball at University of Vermont on Nov. 27

WASHINGTON – Fans of Gallaudet University in and around the state of
Vermont are in for a treat next week when the Bison men’s basketball team
travels to University of Vermont for a game on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 7
p.m. in the Patrick Gymnasium in Burlington, Vt.

Gallaudet has received 50 free tickets to the game. If you are interested
in attending the game please contact GU men’s basketball head coach Kevin
Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu by Nov. 25 so you can be placed on
the team list. This offer is open to Gallaudet students, faculty and staff
along with alumni, boosters and family of the team. Prospective
student-athletes are not permitted to receive these tickets per NCAA
rules.

The Catamounts are coached by former Gallaudet men’s basketball head coach
John Becker, who coached the Bison from 1997-99 and served as a Gallaudet
assistant coach from 1994-97. Vermont is off to a 4-0 start to the season.

If you are unable to travel to Vermont you can watch the game online here:
https://www.espn.com/watch/search/vermont.

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Florida girls’ basketball

part of newspaper story

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind’s girls basketball team won
21 games, clinched the Mason-Dixon Conference title and beat St. Joseph
for the first time in decades last year without the help of any seniors.

Guard Olivia Brown (11.7 points, 3.5 assists, 4.7 steals, 4.3 rebounds)
and forward Lourdine Jordonne (11.8 points, 10.7 rebounds), both of whom
were DeafDigest All-Americans last year, are among the returnees.

“From the day one of 2019-2020 basketball season our girls have been
working tremendously hard to improve their skills in basketball,” wrote
FSDB coach Joy Moers. “The girls truly love the game. We have a very good
chance to make this a special year if our team continues to believe in
achieving team and individual goals at both practices and games.”

The Dragons will play in the Clerc Classic XX in January, the premier
tournament for deaf schools. A strong showing there could help the Dragons
in their quest to unseat the Texas School for the Deaf as the DeafDigest
Team of the Year

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Indiana girls’ basketball

part of newspaper listing of scores

Bethesda Christian 52, Indiana Deaf 38

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Iowa basketball

Boys coaches:  Nyle Smith head coach, Katrina Landolt assistant coach

Girls coaches:  Dan Gradoville head coach, Megan Shama assistant coach

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Missouri middle school girls basketball

On Tuesday November 19th, your Missouri School for the Deaf middle school
girls took on the fierce competitors of Missouri Military Academy. It was
a tough game and
the girls really gave it their all. The final score of the game was
Missouri Military Academy 27 to MSD 12. Our girls had 37 attempts from the
floor and 6 team
rebounds. Some highlights from our players include:

Ja’Kaida Smith – 6 pts, 2 rebounds

Isabella Davis – 4 points, 1 steal

Annabelle Wyrick – 1 rebound, 2 steals

Jasmine Colley – 2 points, 3 rebounds

Our girls will play again on Tuesday, December 10th against Missouri
Military Academy at 6:00 pm.

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North Carolina boys’ basketball

At Wilkesboro
NCSD.               6.    7.    0.    12-25
Miller’s Creek.     8.   20.  10.    4- 42

Team record 1-2

Next game is against WPSD at Tenn SD on Dec 6.

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Riverside boys’ basketball

We went down to Temecula and play St. Jeanne de Lestonnac in a
season-opening non-league game, we won 70-34. Record: 1-0.  Next up: @
NuView Bridge, Thursday the 21st.

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random deafsports talk

Gallaudet vs University of Vermont game tickets are
free – limit 50 free tickets; first-come, first
served basis

If you plan to watch the game at Vermont, you must
act fast.

Do read the announcement above in this editiion

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2019/11/19

DeafDigest Sports – November 19, 2019

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— upcoming football game

— another big announcement – Deaf All-American honors

— basketball updates

— Gallaudet women’s big basketball win

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DeafDigest Sports Teams of the Year

8-man football – Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

11-man football – to be made in due time

8-man soccer – Rochester School for the Deaf

11-man soccer – Ohio School for the Deaf

Big Schools volleyball – Texas School for the Deaf

Small Schools volleyball – Rochester School for the Deaf

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next football game

Texas is the sole remaining school still continuing
with the football season.

TSD Rangers (7-4) will face The Woodland Christian Academy (11-0)
on Nov. 22 at 7:00 pm.

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2019-20 winter season won/lost records, now including basketball won/lost records
as of 11/19/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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2019 football scores
as of 11/17/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/football-scores/

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2019 DeafDigest Sports Volleyball All-American honors

Alabama – Alesia Jaramillo
Arkansas – Carley Williams
Colorado – Priscilla Needs
Florida – Lourdine Jordonne
Fremont – Esther Biser
Indiana – Anya Pothorski
Maryland – Citrine Lummer
Maryland – Hannah Weiss
Maryland – Milana Bielucke
Mississippi – Alexis Roberts
Model – Emily Nover
New Mexico – Victoria Baca
Ohio – Alyssa Blessing
Oklahoma – April Pennel
Pennsylvania – Gia DiGiacomo
Phoenix – Isabella Ballard
Riverside – Ambria Goldstein
South Carolina – Ashley Moss
Tennessee – Ashley Carico
Texas – Ashlene Etkie
Texas – Kalena Bumbala
Texas – Ashley Harlicker
Washington – Jennifer Tudor
Western Pennsylvania – Olivia Larson

— Team of the Year, Big Schools – Texas School for the Deaf
— Team of the Year, Small Schools – Rochester School for the Deaf
— Player of the Year, all-schools, Ashlene Etkie, Texas School for the Deaf
— Coach of the Year, Big Schools  – Patrick O’Brien, Model Secondary School for the Deaf
— Coach of the Year, Small Schools – Angie Shelby, Oklahoma School for the Deaf

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Gallaudet women’s basketball

Freshmen power Gallaudet to a 50-point win at home over Trinity Washington

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women’s basketball team rolled to
its first win of the 2019-20 season here Monday night with an 88-38 win
over Trinity Washington University in the Field House.

Gallaudet (1-1) scored the game’s first 10 points in two minutes and never
looked back en route to the 50-point win. The Bison used a 20-0 run to
close out the first quarter as they led 34-7. GU outscored Trinity (0-2)
by 13 points (20-7) in the second quarter as the Bison led 54-14 at the
half.

In the second half, Gallaudet unloaded its bench players as the game was
at hand.

Four different Bison finished the game in double figures. Freshmen
Cassidy Perry (Frederick, Md.) and Sunita Schmidjorg (Austin, Texas) led
the way with 24 and 23 points, respectively. Perry was a perfect 11-for-11
from the field and made both free throw attempts to go with seven
rebounds, three steals, two blocks and two assists. Schmidjorg tallied her
first double-double as she made 10 steals and passed out five assists and
grabbed five boards. Senior Kendall Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) and junior
Emelia Beldon (Frederick, Md.) added 10 points each. Beldon passed out a
game-high eight assists and Hudson had seven rebounds and five assists.
Freshman guard Rajena Guettler (Frederick, Md.) ripped down a career best
11 rebounds to go with six points, two steals and two assists.

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Fremont sports

BASKETBALL –

The Varsity Girls Basketball Team has been practicing for two weeks and
will have two scrimmages this week.  The Boys Basketball program began
today and will have a
JV and Varsity scrimmage on Wednesday.  Immediately after the fall break,
all teams will have a game on Tuesday December 3 and then play at
Riverside for the Battle
of California on Saturday December 7!

CHEERLEADING –

The new Winter roster has already started cheering for Football last
Saturday and is excited to continue cheering for the Basketball season.
They will also start
preparing for Battle of California and Clerc Classic competitions.

CROSS COUNTRY –

The team are practicing and staying focused until the NCS Championship
next Saturday November 23 at Hayward High School.

FOOTBALL –

The football team finished a memorable season at 7-4.  We played many
tough teams and many people enjoyed explosive plays and hot games!  The
boys should be very
proud of themselves for being an afterthought in the beginning of the year
at 1-2 and then winning 6 of the next 8 games.  They scored 172 points,
averaging 43 in
the last 4 weeks against 4 NCS playoffs contenders in our division in St.
Vincent de Paul, Oakland Military Institute, Hoopa, and Ferndale and
showed that they can
play on the same field with some of the best small schools in California!

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK –

MILES GONZALEZ – As the football season ends, Miles deserves a shout out
for his three years of service to our Varsity team.  He often faces
extreme expectations
from the coaches and the community because we are a school that utilizes
our passing game.  However he is one of the hardest workers we’ve had and
his 1,872 passing
yards this season is 2nd All-Time.  Miles has also passed for 46 touchdown
to 22 interceptions and he led CSD to a 21-11 overall record in three
seasons.

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Louisiana basketball

Girls: LSD-3, Central Private School- 53.
0-1 record

Boys- LSD- 37, Central Private School- 62
0-1 record

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Missouri middle school girls’ basketball

On Monday November 18th, your Missouri School for the Deaf middle school
girls took on the fierce competitors of Columbia Independent. It was a
tough game and the
girls really gave it their all. The final score of the game was Columbia
Independent 32 to MSD 6. Our girls had 14 attempts from the floor and 10
team rebounds.
Some highlights from our players include:

Ja’Kaida Smith – 6 pts, 3 rebounds

Isabella Davis – 3 rebound

Annabelle Wyrick – 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Christina Bobo – 1 rebound

Jasmine Colley – 1 rebound

Our girls will play again on Tuesday November 19th against Missouri
Military Academy at 6:00 pm. Come out and support your MSD Eagles!

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random deafsports talk

Patrick O’Brien is not the Model head volleyball coach,
just one of the several assistants with the team.

Why is he selected as the Volleyball Coach of the Year?

Because of his coaching skills, Model became a force
in Deaf Volleyball this season.

In the past he served as the head and assistant
coach with the Gallaudet volleyball teams, and
currently he is heavily involved with the USA deaf
national volleyball programs.

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