2019/11/17

DeafDigest Sports – November 17, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts, deaf as center fielder

— Saturday’s football score

— Gallaudet men’s basketball

— Gallaudet updates

— long time AD retires

— a win in Gallaudet swimming

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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 score, Saturday
Ferndale 57 Fremont 28 (end of Fremont’s season)

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Texas next 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 11/17/19

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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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Bison offense goes cold in second half against Catholic in Battle of D.C. & Maryland

FREDERICK, Md. – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball team dropped
the consolation game of the Battle of D.C. & Maryland here Saturday
afternoon as the Bison lost 80-60 to the Catholic University of America in
the BB&T Arena on the campus of Hood College.

Gallaudet (0-3) led early on against Catholic (1-2) as the Bison jumped
out to a 15-8 lead just seven minutes into the game. Catholic used a 21-9
run to take a 29-24 lead at the 3:22 mark. GU closed the gap to two
points, 35-33, at the break.

Valencia led all-scorers with 27 points as he made four 3-pointers and
went 9-for-11 from the free throw line. He added eight rebounds, three
steals and one assist. Valencia-Biskupiak added 13 points off the bench.
Junior guard Preston Kelly (Fishers, Ind.) passed out a team-high five
assists, grabbed three rebounds, made two steals and scored five points.
Sophomore forward Matt Sherman (Angora, Minn.) scored six points, four
rebounds and one block in the loss.

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Gallaudet football

Three Bison selected to CoSIDA’s Academic All-District Football First Team

WASHINGTON  – The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)
announced it’s 2019 Academic All-District® Football Teams and Gallaudet
University landed three players on the District 2 team for Division III.
Gallaudet’s honorees include senior offensive lineman Matthew Cracraft
(Ferris, Texas), junior offensive lineman Cress Fisher (Boyerstown, Pa.)
and sophomore running back Cassmeir Hutchinson (Chesapeake, Va.). The trio
will now be added to the national ballot for the chance to earn Academic
All-America honors, which will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

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Gallaudet men’s swimming

Gallaudet sinks Cazenovia in NEAC home meet, 128-29

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s swimming and diving program
glided to an easy 128-29 victory over Cazenovia College here Saturday
afternoon in the Field House House pool in a North Eastern Athletic
Conference (NEAC) meet.

Gallaudet (2-5, 2-0 NEAC) won 9 of 10 events.

Gallaudet will take the next few weeks off before it dives back into the
pool against Hampden-Sydney College on Saturday, Dec. 7, in Sweet Briar,
Va., at 1 p.m.

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Gallaudet women’s swimming

GU falls to Cazenovia and Cedar Crest in NEAC double-dual meet at home

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women’s swimming and diving program
hosted a double-dual meet here Saturday afternoon in the Field House House
pool against two North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) foes in
Cazenovia College and Cedar Crest College. The Bison lost 126-69 to the
Falcons from Cedar Crest and 125-67 to the Wildcats from Cazenovia.

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Eastern North Carolina athletics

part of newspaper story – paywall blocks full story

Stepping away from the grind
Baker retires from ENCSD after 25-plus years as coach, AD

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Fremont football

part of newspaper story

Jenner Christiansen accounted for 6 total touchdowns, 4 through the air
and another 2 on the ground, and No. 2 Ferndale High downed visiting No. 7
California School for the Deaf 57-28 in the quarterfinal-round of the
North Coast Section D-VII playoffs, Saturday afternoon at Coach Carlson
Wildcat Field.

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Texas football

comment from a fan:
TSD got a quality win over Lutheran North last Friday.

from the coach:
Barry,

TAPPS 3A Area Playoffs
Lutheran High North, 16
TSD, 19

LN     0   8    8     0     16
TSD    7   6    0     6     19

TSD – Rohde 12 yd rushing TD (Lee Kick)
LN –  6 yd rushing TD
TSD – Rohde 8 yd rushing TD (Failed kick)
LN – safety
TSD – Rohde 8 yd rushing TD (2pt failed)

Russell Rohde 34 carries for 286 yds, 3 TDs
Eric Nieva 3 carries for 15 yds

Brandon Brentham and Taran Johnson led the team with 10 total tackles
each.
Eric Nieva assisted with 8 total tackles (3 solo, 5 assists)

Next Game:

TAPPS 3A Regional Playoffs
TSD (7-4) vs The Woodlands Christian (11-0)

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USA men’s soccer

part of story – paywall blocks full story

The USA won the Deaf Pan American Games men’s soccer tournament for the
first time with a 1-0 win over Argentina

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random deafsports talk

today’s talk
After reading below yesterday, a current athletic director,
who played baseball all his life for hearing teams and
for Gallaudet, said:

I tell them that if I want the ball I will scream “I got it”.
If you want the ball.  Wave your hand/arm and I’ll back you up.
It is Trial and Error but eventually it worked out well
later on.

yesterday’s 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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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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assistant football coach

Dallas’ Dream: Deaf Lake Travis assistant coach leaves lasting impression

Dallas Parker wakes up every day with the same unmistakable joy.

“He’s the most positive person I’ve ever met.” Dallas’ father, David
Parker, said.

That positivity is always on display on the football field.

“Dallas has such a passion for Lake Travis Football.” Lake Travis head
football coach Hank Carter said. “It’s incredible.”

Dallas grew up living and breathing football. His father David was a
long-time coach Vista Ridge High School.

“When I was coaching he would come home from school and come up to the
practice fields.” David said. “So he’s just always loved it.”

A sure sign that ultimately led Dallas to the Lake Travis sideline. It
wasn’t an easy road, but Dallas isn’t one to be defined by what he can’t
do.

“You know a lot of the students and players, they see me as a deaf coach,
but they never thought of that.” Dallas said. “They look at my work ethic
and how hard I work and the skills that I have and we develop that
rapport, and they start to learn my culture and I work with their
culture.”

Several years ago, Dallas started as a Lake Travis ball boy while he was
attending Texas School for the Deaf. Eventually, that turned into a job in
operations and now a role on staff as an assistant coach.

“Well definitely, communication is a challenge.” Dallas explained.
“However, I’m able to gesture with them, work things out, I can lip read
some. It’s not easy, but we do our best.”

“He’s one of the coaches now. He’s one of the brothers in there.” Carter
said. “He dishes it out some to them and yucks it up with the staff and
they do it back, so it’s a lot of fun.”

Dallas works with the Cavs offense at practice. Like a quarterback using a
silent count, his actions speak louder than words.

“I mean it’s pretty inspiring.” Lake Travis quarterback Hudson Card said.
“It just shows you that no matter what if you wanna do something you can
do it and I think he’s a really good example of that”

For 24-year-old Dallas that means one day becoming a head coach, maybe
even giving back to the deaf community. For now, though, he’s busy soaking
up tons of football knowledge at Lake Travis.

“When we’re running out of the tunnel with the players and the coaches,
you know as a team, that’s the moment when you realize ‘I am a coach’”
Dallas said. “I’m here at a big school, a Division I program, so it’s
almost that equality concept.”

Something that might not have been possible without an opportunity from
the Lake Travis football program.

“For my family, I just want everybody to know that they stepped out and
did something for a kid at the time that they didn’t have to do and we
appreciate it,” David said. “We could never do anything to pay them back
or thank them for what they’ve done for Dallas to help him grow as a man.”

A man with big dreams and unwavering passion and positivity

“We love Dallas and we’re so proud that he’s a part of our program.”