2019/11/16

DeafDigest Sports – November 16, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts, Dummy Hoy

— Friday’s football scores

— a football game today

— Gallaudet men’s basketball

— Gallaudet football nominee for national honor

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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 scores, Friday
Texas 19 Lutheran North 16  (Texas advances to next round)

Lancaster Baptist 54 Riverside 6 (end of Riverside’s season)

football game today
Fremont vs Ferndale

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2019 fall season won/lost records
as of 11/16/19

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 basketball

Valencia nets 34 in Battle of D.C. & Maryland opening round

FREDERICK, Md. – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball team fell,
73-66, here Friday night to Hood College in the Battle of D.C. & Maryland
being hosted by Hood in the BB&T Arena.

Gallaudet (0-2) led Hood (4-0) for the majority of the first half and
early in the second half before the Blazers rallied to win by seven
points. GU’s largest lead was seven, 21-14, midway through the first half.
Senior guard Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.) made one of his seven
3-pointers in the game. He finished with a game-high 34 points as he made
13 of 25 shots from the field and grabbed six rebounds, two assists and
one steal.

The two teams were tied, 28-28, at the half.

In the second half, Valencia scored 18 of his 34 points as he made 5 of 8
shots from 3-point range. Two of those buckets came in the opening minute
as Gallaudet jumped back out to a seven-point lead, 35-28.

The Bison held the lead until Hood knotted the game at 48 and went on an
8-0 run to take a 53-48 lead. The Blazers pulled away in the closing
minutes to secure the opening round win.

Sophomore guard Corey Smith (Miami, Fla.) was the other Bison in double
figures with 10 points, five rebounds and two assists.

Gallaudet will face Catholic in the consolation game of the Battle of D.C.
& Maryland tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 16) at 1 p.m.

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Gallaudet football

Gallaudet’s Matthew Cracraft named 2019 Mayo Clinic Comeback Player
of the Year Award nominee

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The College Sports Information Directors of America
(CoSIDA), in association with The Associated Press (AP) and the Fiesta
Bowl Organization, have selected three college football
student-athletes—Matthew Cracraft of Gallaudet University, John O’Kelley
of UT Permian Basin and Elijah Sullivan of Kansas State University—as
nominees for the 2019 Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award.

Cracraft is a four-year letterwinner in football at Gallaudet, the world’s
only university with programs and services specifically designed to
accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students. The Physical Education and
Recreation major is on track to graduate this May 2020. The senior
offensive lineman completed the 2019 season where he appeared in all eight
games (one start) and finished his career with 20 appearances in games
(nine starts) on the offensive line. Cracraft was a semifinalist for the
2019 William V. Campbell Trophy earlier this fall.

Cracraft was nominated for the 2019 Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the
Year award because he has overcome an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
injury that sidelined him from the 2018 season. The ACL injury was
Cracraft’s second of his career. He was diligent in his rehabilitation
process and worked hard with the Gallaudet Athletic Training staff to
comeback and play in 2019.

“Through this entire journey of recovering from two ACL injuries I never
stopped trying to get back to the sport I love so much for one more
season,” said Cracraft. “I was pleasantly surprised I was able to make the
comeback for my senior season. I want to thank Gallaudet’s athletic
trainers, who nursed me back to my full health, and thank the Gallaudet
strength and conditioning staff for motivating me to get back to playing
shape and strength. I was able to succeed and complete my final year of
college football.”

“Most importantly, I want to thank my family and friends, who helped make
my comeback journey possible and get me back to full health. There is a
saying “Minor setback for a major comeback!” and I am living proof of
that,” said Cracraft.

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Alabama basketball

Lady Warriors 38  Atlanta Area 24
Season record: 1 – 0

Silent Warriors 54  Atlanta Area 30
Season record: 1 – 0

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Riverside football

Lost to Lancaster Baptist, 54-6. Season ends with 5-5 record.

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Texas football

defeated Lutheran in first round of playoffs
18-16

end of 1st qtr
Texas led 7-0

end of 2nd qtr
Texas led 13-8

end of 3rd qtr
Texas trailed 16-13

Texas scored the winning touchdown in the 4th qtr

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random deafsports talk

What position in baseball did Dummy Hoy play?

Centerfield. It is significant because
this position requires communications
with leftfielder and rightfielder as well
as with shortstops and second basemen.

The centerfielder is the “quarterback”
of the outfield positions!

This is not to say the deaf cannot
play centerfield. They can, but must
work on communication methods with his
defensive teammates.

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