2019/11/11

DeafDigest Sports – November 11, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— 3 football playoff games

— Gallaudet swimming updates

— deaf in pro tennis

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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 – to be made in due time

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 games this week

all are playoffs
Texas vs Lutheran North
Fremont vs Ferndale
Riverside vs Lancaster Bible

other schools have completed their football seasons and
are now practicing basketball

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2019 fall season won/lost records
as of 11/10/19

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

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2019 football scores
as of 11/11/19

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

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Gallaudet men’s swimming

Bison pick up first win of the season with 81-37 victory over Wells
in conference opener

AURORA, N.Y. – The Gallaudet University men’s swimming and diving program
picked up its first win of the 2019-20 season here Saturday with an 81-37
win over Wells College in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC)
opener for the two programs.

Gallaudet (1-5, 1-0 NEAC) won 10 of the 14 events against Wells (0-2, 0-1
NEAC).

Junor Ben Sealts (Ottawa, Ohio) won three individual events and was a
member of the first-place 200-yard medley relay (2:10.30) team along with
sophomore Nick Hohrman (Fergus Falls, Minn.), sophomore Barry McGrain III
(Hemlock, N.Y.) and freshman Solomon Worthey (San Diego, Calif.).

Sealts finished nearly a minute ahead of second-place in the 200-yard
breaststroke (2:26.29) and was over 40 seconds faster than the next
swimmer in the 200-yard IM (2:12.11). Sealts completed his hat trick with
a first-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (58.62).

McGrain III had two first-place finishes as he won the 200-yard freestyle
(2:13.76) and 200-yard butterfly (2:52.80). He completed his day with a
second-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke (2:42.90).

Hohrman picked up two wins in the 100-yard freestyle (1:00.55) and
500-yard freestyle (6:22.73). He also lowered his personal best time in
the 100-yard backstroke by over five seconds with a time of 1:10.91.

Worthey won the 100-yard butterfly (1:23.21) and was second in the
200-yard butterfly (3:44.75).

Freshman Andrew Makarewicz (Gaylord, Mich.) won the 1,000-yard freestyle
event with a time of 16:11.65.

Gallaudet’s 200-yard freestyle relay team of freshman Wolfgang Staley
(Fairfax, Va.), sophomore Abe Polanco (Devine, Texas), freshman Kai
Christenberry (Birmingham, Ala.) and freshman Antoine Hunter Jr.
(Pittsburgh, Pa.) finished second with a time of 2:14.94. Hunter Jr.’s
anchor leg of 30.77 in the 50-yard freestyle was a new personal best.

Hunter Jr. shaved nearly eight seconds off his personal best time in the
100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:30.98 as he finished second. He was
also second in the 200-yard breaststroke (3:21.94).

Junior Lukas Morkevicius (Seattle, Wash.) posted a personal best time in
the 50-yard freestyle as he touched the wall in 28.86 seconds in second
place.

Polanco finished second in the 1,000-yard freestyle (17:17.78). Junior
Rett Jala (McAllen, Texas) was second in the 100-yard butterfly (1:25.03).

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Gallaudet women’s swimming

Gallaudet sets many personal best times in NEAC opene

AURORA, N.Y. – The Gallaudet University women’s swimming and diving
program began North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) competition here
Saturday against Wells College. The Bison lost 75-43 to the Express but
many GU swimmers posted personal best times.

Gallaudet (0-7, 0-1 NEAC) won three of the 14 events while Wells (1-1, 1-0
NEAC) finished first in 11 events.

Senior Jessica Monroe (Senoia, Ga.) won two events as she touched the wall
first in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly events with times of 1:21.27 and
3:00.25, respectively. Monroe added a second-place finish in the 200-yard
backstroke (3:09.68).

Freshman Rebecca Vides (Haleiwa, Hawaii) record three second-place
finishes and two personal time drops. Vides shaved off 16 seconds from her
previous personal best time in the 200-yard IM, when she touched the wall
in 2:56.03. Vides improved her personal time in the 100-yard breaststroke
(1:30.64) and was second in the 200-yard breaststroke (3:22.89).

Freshman Dakota Ronco (La Mesa, Calif.) tallied three second-place
finishes of her own and two personal time drops. Ronco improved her
personal times in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle events with times of
1:15.07 and 2:42.20, respectively. She was second in the 50-yard freestyle
when she posted a time of 32.51 seconds.

Gallaudet’s 200-yard freestyle relay team earned first-place team points
with a time of 2:50.34. That team consisted of Skyler Officer, freshman
Solimar Aponte-Huertas (Williamsfield, Ohio), junior Alyssa Castillo
(Selma, Calif.) and sophomore Jaelynn King (Springfield, Pa.).

The Bison 200-yard medley relay team of King, Vides, Monroe and Ronco took
second to begin the meet with a time of 2:35.37. King (41.10) and Ronco
(31.98) posted new personal best times in the 50-yard freestyle.

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Fremont football

part of newspaper story

Ferndale also hosting at 1 p.m.

The Wildcats, who are coming off an impressive regular season that saw
them win eight of their final nine games, received the No. 2 seed in
Division 7 and will open against No. 7 California School for the Deaf,
which qualified for the postseason after a big win at Hoopa on Saturday.

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deaf in pro tennis

tennis interview

Duck-Hee Lee, the deaf player who envies Roger Federer

Duck-Hee Lee, the deaf player who envies Roger Federer

In an interview with ITF, Duck-Hee Lee spoke about how he started playing
tennis. He said: “I was born and raised in Jechon city two hours from
Seoul, the capital city of Korea. I can clearly remember visiting my
middle school tennis court near home at the age of seven, for the first
time.

Seeing this unusual sport with the strange long stick like a butterfly net
which was called a ‘racket’ I felt love at first sight and I cried like a
baby until I got what I wanted. My older cousin was a tennis player.

Of course, I was jealous as a kid. But that motivation actually leads me
to be a tennis player. I even envy Roger Federer, but again, this gives me
the hope and ambition that one day I could also become a big star. I
watched so many tennis games on TV when I was young and I still do this
frequently.

Through doing so I learn a lot and imagine the future. Tennis is my
dream.” “Because I cannot hear, my parents have always given me that extra
love, for sure,” added Lee. “Even now, the help and support from them are
the same as it has been from day one.

Thank you, Mom and Dad. I guess their efforts have really influenced me to
make the right choices and do the right thing. They have had the biggest
impact on my career.” Lee concluded: “I never thought about anything else.

Only tennis. I want to be a tennis star. Being a player on the tour is a
great honour. So, I don’t want to lose this chance. I will work hard and
commit myself solely to tennis. I really want to one day play in a crowded
arena and feel the support and enthusiasm of the fans.”

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random deafsports talk

Today’s Washington Post, without mentioning
the proximity of Gallaudet University,
ran a story on American Basketball League’s
Washington Capitols that played at the
Washington Coliseum. That was for one
season in 1961-62.

This is the same arena where Gallaudet
hockey club played their games during
the late sixties/early seventies and
won the conference championship one
season.

This arena is now the REI store.

The American Basketball League
folded but several of their teams
joined the NBA.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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