2020/12/19

DeafDigest Sports – – December 19, 2020

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— dedication to a long time fan of Gallaudet athletics

— Indiana girls’ basketball

— Mississippi basketball

— Texas girls’ basketball

— Ivy League gets a deaf football player

— champion bowler is deaf-blind

— another champion athlete

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dedication to a long time supporter of Gallaudet athletics

John Matthews, a long time teacher and coach at
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf, departed us.

During his student days at Gallaudet during
the fifties, he was a member of the football
team. He was not a star player or even a starter
but in terms of spirit, love and enthusiasm
for the Bison, he was #1.

Please go to random deafsports thoughts for his
all-time favorite Gallaudet football story.

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Indiana girls’ basketball

newspaper posting

LUTHERAN 47, INDIANA DEAF 43
Lutheran 16 7 13 11 — 47

Indiana Deaf 11 6 11 15 — 43

Lutheran (2-6) — Katelyn Newport 4 7-8 16, Katie McKinley 5 2-4 13, Bekah
Caston 2 2-6 7, Quinn Johnson 4 1-8 9, Jocey Sneed 0 2-2 2. Team: 15 14-28
47.

Indiana Deaf (3-9) — Individual, team stats N/A.

3-pointers — Lutheran 3 (Caston, McKinley, Newport); Indiana Deaf N/A.

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Mississippi basketball

Mississippi School f/t Deaf

Varsity boys
MSD 45
Delta St Academy 89

Record: 0-7

Next Game 1/5/2021 Tri County Academy @ MSD

Happy Holiday & Happy New Years!

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Texas girls’ basketball

TSD Basketball

Boys game was cancelled.

Girls:
Austin Royals: 37
TSD Rangers: 46

Record: 5-2

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college deaf athlete

Ivy League gets deaf football player

Aaron Jones
rising freshman, 2021 football season
University of Pennsylvania

he was a high school 1,000 yard rusher

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champion bowler is deaf-blind

part of newspaper story

Blind And Deaf 17-Year-Old Is A Championship Bowler With Several Perfect
Games

Seventeen-year-old Jacob Goddam from Modesto, California is a
champion-level bowler, having bowled several perfect 300 games and
reaching the nationals four years in a row, despite being blind and deaf.

“I was pretty happy because the time before that, I shot multiple times
and was just one pin short,” Jacob shared with local outlet KRCA about
achieving his first perfect game. Goddam bowled his first 800 series and
was on a roll until the pandemic hit, closing bowling alleys across the
country.

Even with his physical challenges however, Jacob chooses to compete
against the best,  finishing in the top five this past weekend in an
Arizona tournament.

On his second shots, Goddam is able to pick up spares through the
assistance of a pin-spotter who tells him what pins are left, receiving no
complaints about bowling etiquette.

Goddam is a member of the American Blind Bowlers Association and the
United States Bowling Congress. He hopes to one day become a professional
bowler and later a teacher.

Jacob plans to attend the Helen Keller Institute in New York.

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another champion athlete

part of a posting

Isaac Freeland is the 2020 Freeride World Tour Champion and Rookie of the
Year. That’s right, he took the overall title in his first season on the
circuit.

note:
Freeride?

The Wikipedia says:
The Freeride World Tour is an annually toured series of events in which
the best freeskiers and snowboard freeriders compete for individual event
wins, as well as the overall title of World Champion in their respective
genders and disciplines

He was born deaf but functions as a hearing person thanks to a CI.

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pro lacrosse

per headline:
Premier Lacrosse League and Major League Lacrosse Announce Merger

Note:
both major professional outdoors lacrosse leagues were at
war with each other this past season.

Paul Rabil was a star in Major League Lacrosse for many
years until he jumped ship and founded the Premier Lacrosse League,
luring many established pro lacrosse players to come with him.

This new league has in existence just for one season.

Rabil is hearing impaired, been hearing impaired all his life
but functions as a hearing person.

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random deafsports thoughts

This is a long-time tale from John
Matthews that departed us. He was a
member of the 1956 footbal team
that pulled off a stunning 7-7
upset over Bridgewater College.

Yes, the 7-7 score is correct and it
was a big upset.

Gallaudet was winless in that season,
coming into the last game of the
season with a 0-5 record on Gallaudet’s
homecoming day.

Bridgewater was much too strong for
Gallaudet and there was “no way”
they would lose to Gallaudet, hence
this 7-7 upset.

Gallaudet outplayed Bridgewater,
leading them in yards gained and in
first downs made. Two Gallaudet
fumbles in the second half held the
game to a 7-7 tie.

The Gallaudet players were very thrilled
about the tie, which ended the season
with a 0-5-1 record.  There was no
overtime rule in these days.

This is the enduring tale of the
Gallaudet-Bridgewater 7-7 homecoming
day tie that Matthews would share
with his friends, students and
strangers over the years.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

You can now purchase your own copy for $35 apiece and $8 for shipping.

Please allow two weeks to receive the book.

Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/12/15

DeafDigest Sports – – December 15, 2020

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— a walk-on football player

— college wheelchair basketball commitment

— Indiana boys’ basketball

— Mississippi girls’ basketball

— Gallaudet and the Helmet Bowl

— Player of the Week

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Gallaudet and the Helmet Bowl

Gallaudet advances to second round in Helmet Bowl IV

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University has advanced to the second round of
Helmet Bowl IV presented by Helmet Tracker. The Bison are the No. 3 seed
in the West Region and are going up against No. 6 seed Campbell University
in the second round. The winner of this week’s voting contest will advance
to the third round in the annual national tournament to find the best
football helmet in the country.

Fans are encouraged to use all of their devices and browsers to vote, no
need to login, until the polls close on Monday, Dec. 21, at 1 p.m.
(Eastern). Please also share on your personal social media pages as every
vote counts.

VOTE HERE: www.helmetbowl.com.

Gallaudet won its first round matchup with Central College with a solid 73
percent to 27 percent victory. The winner between Gallaudet-Campbell will
go up against the winner between the U.S. Naval Academy and RPI. The
Midshipmen have been pulling in big vote totals this year and will be a
tough challenge if both Gallaudet and Navy advance.

Gallaudet, the first Helmet Bowl national champions (2017), advanced to
the Final Four last year (2019) and the Sweet 16 round in 2018.

GU entered Helmet Bowl IV after it won its conference (Eastern Collegiate
Football Conference) for a fourth straight year. The ECFC was the 10th
leading conference in online voting during the conference voting period
during the month of November. There were 781 teams from 78 conferences in
the conference voting period and the 781 teams were trimmed down to the
Helmet Bowl IV field of 64.

Fans can vote daily from all of their devices here:
https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/fball/2020-21/releases/helmetbowl-2ndround

note:
Gallaudet, the first Helmet Bowl national champions (2017), advanced to
the Final Four last year (2019) and the Sweet 16 round in 2018.

It is not the NCAA-III Helmet Bowl, it is all-classes (NCAA-I; NCAA-IAA;
NCAA-II and NCAA-III) competition

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Indiana boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus Christian led by only three points at halftime
Friday, but pulled away for a 56-44 win at Indiana Deaf.

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Mississippi girls’ basketball

Mississippi School f/t Deaf

Varsity girls
MSD 24
West Lincoln 65

Record 2-4

MSD 33
West Lincoln 73

Record 0-6

Next Game 12/17 Delta St. Academy @ MSD “ONLY BOYS”

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Texas football

newspaper Player of the Week

Jordan Leeper, RB, Texas School for the Deaf: The Ranger senior rushed for
144 yards and two touchdowns on only six carries as TSD captured the TAPPS
Six-Man DI state championship with a 63-32 victory over Veritas Academy.

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college wheelchair basketball commitment

The Cincinnati Dragons wheelchair basketball team is excited to announce
our first college wheelchair basketball commitment.  Kerwin Haake, a deaf
high school senior from Lexington KY, has committed to the University of
Arizona to continue his college education and play collegiate wheelchair
basketball for the Wildcats!!  Kerwin has been the starting point guard
and captain for the Dragons for the last 4 years including leading them to
a #5 national ranking the last two seasons.

https://www.facebook.com/GCASC/photos/pcb.3389562191160187/3389556937827379/

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A walk-on football player

Kelby Telander, who is deaf, will be a rising
walk-on freshman with the University of Iowa
football team.

He has not played high school football his senior
season because of an injury.

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random deafsports thoughts

University of Florida lost a big game
because of an unsportsmanlike penalty
that led to a field goal.

Can’t happen to Gallaudet – that a fumble
in the 1981 game with Catholic University
led to a last play, last second field
goal defeat?

Gallaudet scored on a touchdown and also
on a two-point conversion to edge ahead
21-20, in these dying seconds. And
Gallaudet intercepted the Catholic’s pass
in what would have clinched the win.

A Gallaudet defensive back who intercepted
that pass, jumped up and down with joy
without protecting the ball. It was knocked
out of his hands. This fumble led to a
last second, last play field goal
kick that cost Gallaudet the game.

Said one of the Gallaudet players,
decades later –

I can still feel the sting!

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

You can now purchase your own copy for $35 apiece and $8 for shipping.

Please allow two weeks to receive the book.

Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/12/12

DeafDigest Sports – – December 12, 2020

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Texas becomes 4th deaf school to win state football championships

— Indiana boys’ & girls’ basketball

— Florida girls’ basketball

— picture of 1938-38 deaf basketball team

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Texas football

Texas School for the Deaf football team wins first-ever state championship

part of newspaper posting

The Texas School for the Deaf football team made history
Friday night, knocking off crosstown rival, Veritas Academy, for a state
championship.

TSD defeated Veritas 63-32 for the TAPPS Division 1 6-Man football
championship for its first state title in school history.

The schools played in the first game of the season Sept. 25 with Veritas
claiming a 58-25 win over the Rangers. Since then, the Rangers have gone
6-2 with two playoff wins over Logos Prep Academy 60-30 and San Marcos
Academy 39-28 to reach the state title game.

note:
Veritas was unbeaten prior to the championship game.

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another newspaper posting on Texas football

Austin Texas School For The Deaf tackles Austin Veritas 63-32

Austin Texas School For The Deaf roared over Austin Veritas 42-24 heading
to the fourth quarter.

The Rangers kept a 30-16 intermission margin at the Defenders ‘s expense.

Austin Texas School For The Deaf opened with a 22-8 advantage over Austin
Veritas through the first quarter

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recap of deaf teams in state football championships

11-man
1950 Oklahoma runnerups
1960 North Carolina runnerups

8-man
1976 Arizona champions
1977 Colorado champions

6-man
2006 New Mexico champions
2020 Texas champions

note #1
Oklahoma finishing runner ups was amazing. They finished
runner ups in their second season of varsity football play

note #2
Colorado winning the championship in the worst possible
weather conditions – heavy rain, freezing winds, wet
field, slippery conditions,  limited visibility. The
game should have been postponed but the state wanted
the game to be played no matter what!

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Florida girls’ basketball

December 10, 2020 against Crescent City

Score: 54-17

Highlights of the Game in Action: http://www.hudl.com/v/2EmsPx

Our game against Interlachen on December 9th was canceled. We had three
days of practice, and we worked on our offense, defense, transition and
fast-break offense,
full-court press, and press break. We could see our improvements in some
areas. We TRUBIZ scored our first 2 points in 8 seconds when the Lady
Raiders “won” their
jumpball. Our half-court press worked! One of our goals was to make less
than 15 turnovers.  We achieved our goal as we made only 12 turnovers. Our
girls improved
their passing, dribbling, driving in, and looking for opportunities to
score. Our fast break is much better. We swished for 54 points while we
kept them at 17
points. There were a few times where we were late on defense when the Lady
Raiders had a few open shots. All our Lady Dragons contributed to the lead
with many
rebounds, assists, and steals. We also forced many turnovers on the
Raiders, which gave us numerous scoring opportunities. We finished with a
big WIN.

The player of the game was Ivabella Essex, our 8th grader. Coming from the
bench, Ivabella was ready to play. She played hard defensively. She had 3
steals. With
her steals, she ignited the fast break for our team. She ran with her
teammates. She made sure that we scored. When we missed our shots or
layups, she would go for
the rebounds! She had 2 rebounds on offense. She also took the shots. She
swished 2 points when our teammate had a missed lay-up.

Stats:

Olivia Brown: 21 pts, 4 reb, 6 stl, 3 ast

Oceana Brown: 2 pts, 2 reb, 5 stl, 3 ast

C. Dainty: 4 pts, 3 reb, 1 stl, 1 ast

K. Debrow: 1 pt, 2 reb, 1 stl, 1 ast

E. Essex: 4 pts, 2 reb, 1 ast

I. Essex: 2 pts, 2 reb, 1 ast, 3 stl

J. Harris:  6 pts, 2 reb, 1 ast, 3 stl

L. Jordonne: 14 pts, 7 reb, 3 stl

Z. Williams: 2 pts, 3 reb, 2 stl

Record 3-1

Next game is St. Joseph Academy on December 14th at 6:00 PM.

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Indiana girls’ basketball

newspaper score

Alexandria’s girls routed Indiana School for the Deaf 73-31

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Indiana boys’ basketball

newspaper posting

boys’ basketball

Columbus Christian 56, Indiana Deaf 44

Columbus Christian;11;12;13;20;—;56

Indiana Deaf;11;9;8;16;—;44

Columbus Christian (4-1): Owen Reed 0 0-0 0, Garrett Spurgeon 1 1-2 3,
Gabe Ridder 4 8-11 16, Cody Kiefer 2 1-2 7, Jacob Conrad 7 2-5 19, Gavin
Lustig 2 2-2 6, Nathan DeFriece 1 0-0 3, Parker Walden 1 0-0 2, Isaac
Carlson 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 14-22 56.

Indiana Deaf (0-4): Tyler Washer 4 0-0 8, Jaden Fako 3 0-0 8, Daylen
Pruitt 4 4-4 13, Gabe Medford 1 0-0 2, Joey Paul 2 0-0 5, Jerry Edwards 4
0-0 8. Totals: 18 4-4 44.

3-point goals: Columbus Christian (Keifer 2, Conrad 2, DeFriece); Indiana
Deaf 4 (Fako 2, Pruitt, Paul).

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picture of 1938-39 deaf basketball team

http://deafdigest.com/1939-st-josephs-basketball-team/

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random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports is thrilled that a fourth
deaf school won a state football championship.

The sobering fact is that because of the pandemic
only three schools fielded football teams this
season – Alabama, Mississippi and Texas.

And that Texas, often a 11-man football powerhouse
in the past, dropped down to 6-man this season.

To look on the bright side, we hope we will have
more deaf teams coming back with football, if not
in 2021 but hopefully in 2022 and so on.

The same goes for Gallaudet, one of the nation’s
oldest collegiate football programs!

Big question right now – how many schools will be
having basketball teams? So far, it has been
Texas, Mississippi, Indiana, Iowa, Florida
and Alabama. Any others?

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

You can now purchase your own copy for $35 apiece and $8 for shipping.

Please allow two weeks to receive the book.

Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/12/11

DeafDigest Sports – – December 11, 2020

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Texas football team in state 6-man championship finals – today

— Mississippi basketball

— picture of 1916 deaf school football team

— Texas basketball

— past deaf world basketball champions

— Indiana basketball

— Iowa boys’ basketball

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Texas football team in state 6-man championship finals

TSD (6-3) defeated San Marcos Academy (6-4) by a score of 39-28 to advance
to the state division one championship.  Texas School for the Deaf will
face Veritas Academy for the TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and
Parochial Schools) 6-man football state division one championship on
December 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

GO RANGERS, GO!

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Past Texas TAPPS (11-man semi finals history)

Texas reached TAPPS 11-man state semi finals
four times during the nineties – and the teams
which defeated Texas all became state champions!

Jinx? Yes. Texas was down 14-0 at half in the 1996 and
1999 semi final games.

If one wishes to compare the Texas semi final scores with
the state championship scores, Texas would have been
ranked #2 in the state during the same 1996 and 1999 seasons!

1993 – Dallas Lexington
1996 – Hallettsville Sacred Heart
1997 – Pantego Christian
1999 – Arlington Grace Prep

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Texas football

Texas School for the Deaf football team playing for first-ever state
championship Friday

part of newspaper story

Rangers will not only rely on athleticism and execution, but also a drum
they use to call the cadence.

the school almost didn’t play football at all due to the COVID-19
pandemic.

Rather than stay at their usual division and play 11-man football, since
the roster was so depleted, the school decided to drop to the 6-man ranks
in TAPPS, the state’s private school athletic association. While the
difference between 6-man and 11-man football is vast, Rangers head coach
John Moore told NBC they were able to adapt quickly to the smaller field
and wide-open style of play.

note:

Gallaudet no longer uses the huddle that they invented

Gallaudet no longer uses the drum that they started using in the 1970’s

Double irony!

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Indiana basketball

newspaper scores

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL
Indiana Math and Science Academy 57, Indiana Deaf 43

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL
Indiana Deaf 50, Traders Point Christian 32

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Iowa Deaf Boys Basketball

ISD 47  Heartland Christian 53

We finally were able to get our first game played.

Gregory Kazeba-Musinde led the Bobcats with 24 points. 5 blocks, and 2
steals.

Henry Zlando score 16 points and had 13 rebounds

TJ Nipper 3 with 5 rebounds

Damien Holste 2 points 2 assist and 1 steal

Jorge Yepez-Morales 2 points 5 rebounds.

Record 0-1

Next up is East Mills on Thursday

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Mississippi basketball

Mississippi School f/t Deaf

Varsity girls
MSD 33
South Jones 41

Record 2-3

MSD 28
South Jones 60

Record 0-5

Next Game 12/14 @ West Lincoln

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Texas girls’ basketball

TSD Lady Rangers lost to Hill Country Christian 28-33.

Record: 3-2

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Texas JV basketball

JV Girls
NYOS – 16
TSD – 44

Record: 1-1

JV Boys
NYOS  – 54
TSD – 36

Record: 0-2

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deaf world basketball champions

from a posting

Lithuania (2007, 2011, 2015) and USA (2019) have won the men’s World Deaf
Basketball Championships since, while in the women’s tournament, the USA
(2007, 2015), Sweden (2011) and Greece (2019) have captured the crown.

note:
because of fund raising issues, the best deaf American
players often do not play on the national USA
teams. Would Lithuania have defeated the USA team
if all of our best players got together?

Good question!

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picture of a 1916 deaf school football team

http://deafdigest.com/1916-deaf-football-team/

scroll a bit below the picture to read the
captions posted by DeafDigest Sports editor

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random deafsports thoughts

GO RANGERS, GO!

Rangers vs other deaf schools in all sports
DeafDigest Sports editor is neutral

Rangers vs hearing in state championship game
then GO RANGERS, GO!

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/12/08

DeafDigest Sports – – December 8, 2020

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Texas football team in state 6-man championship finals

— Texas girls’ basketball

— Football Coach of the Week

— winning national track and field championship

— Gallaudet updates

— Florida boys’ basketball

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Texas football team in state 6-man championship finals

TSD (6-3) defeated San Marcos Academy (6-4) by a score of 39-28 to advance
to the state division one championship.  Texas School for the Deaf will
face Veritas Academy for the TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and
Parochial Schools) 6-man football state division one championship on
December 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

note #1
Texas was in state TAPPS 11-man state semi finals several times
but never made it to the state finals.

note #2
it is the second time Texas reached the post-season championship
finals – it was the league championship finals way back in 1957.
Texas lost 20-19 to Lanier in the Southwest Academic League
championship finals. There was no such a thing as TAPPS in
these days, and Texas would have won the game if they had
full time services of their two best players. One was hurt
and only was used on passing plays; the other one was
thrown out of game after the 2nd half kickoff for unnecessary
roughness.

note #3
the only deaf school to win the state 6-man football championship
was New Mexico School for the Deaf which won the 2006 state
championship.

note #4
Veritas defeated Texas 58-25 in an early season game. They
are unbeaten with a 9-0 record.

note #5
in a San Marcos newspaper:

San Marcos Head coach Les Davis said early in the season that the team
was “still learning the differences between 11-man and six-man” football
but that, once the players and coaches figured it out, they would be
“pretty good.”

GO RANGERS, GO!

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Football Coach of the Week

part of story

Congratulations to the Week 15 Coaches of the Week! 6A: Terry Gambill,
Allen 5A: Don Gaitan, San Antonio Lanier 4A: Jahmal Fenner, Austin LBJ 3A:
Matt Green, Llano 2A: Greg Jacobs, Crawford 1A: Craig Steele, May PVT:
John Moore, Texas School for the Deaf

source:
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. It more or less is the bible, required
reading among those that follow high school football in Texas.

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Gallaudet updates

NEAC Presidents’ Council statement regarding men’s and women’s basketball

LATHAM, N.Y. – Following a unanimous decision by the North Eastern
Athletic Conference (NEAC) Presidents’ Council, conference competition and
championships for men’s and women’s basketball have been canceled for the
2020-21 season.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/neac-hoops

note:
DC is now not allowing high school sports. While this includes Model
Secondary School for the Deaf, it did not address the issue regarding
intercollegiate sports as there is a number of college teams within
the DC city limits.

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Gallaudet seeded #3 in Helmet Bowl

Gallaudet begins Helmet Bowl IV tournament as the No. 3 seed in West
Region

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/fball/2020-21/releases/helmetbowl

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Florida boys’ basketball

Hello Dragon Fans.  We played our first game of the season on 12/1 vs
Halifax Academy.  We didn’t come away with a victory on our home court,
37-45.   After a very
sloppy start, we were able to put together a solid 4th quarter to put a
scare in our opponents.

12/1 vs Halifax Academy. L 37-45.
Halftime score: 13-29
Rebs: Matthew Guillou 12, Luis Merced 7
Assts: Walter Douglas 2, Josiah Roberson 2, Luis Merced 2
Pts: Justin Cabrera 8, Luis Merced 8, Matthew Guillou 7

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Texas girls’ basketball

Varsity Girls Basketball participated in the Temple Holy Trinity
tournament last weekend in Temple.  We played a total of three games,
defeating Summit Christian (45-4), Allen Academy (25-23), and Holy Trinity
(34-21).  The tournament itself was what we needed considering that we are
a “new” team (only one returning player from last year’s squad).  Winning
all games definitely boosted our girls’ confidence going forward.

Bre’Asia was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.   All
girls contributed to the team’s success last weekend.

Congratulations to all of the players for a great weekend of basketball.

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elite deaf athlete

from a newspaper story

Multiple records fall at National Athletics Championships  (hearing
Taiwan national track and field championships)

Also at the age of 17, hearing impaired sprinter Hsu Le on Friday
won gold in the women’s 100-meter hurdles in 13.19 seconds, the third
fastest time recorded in the category by a Taiwanese female runner.

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random deafsports thoughts

We have had two other schools that won state championships
(8-man) during the 1970’s (Colorado and Arizona).

We have had two other schools that reached the state
11-man championship finals (Oklahoma and North Carolina).
Oklahoma was amazing as they reached the state finals
in only their second season of varsity football play!

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Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
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2020/12/03

DeafDigest Sports – – December 3, 2020

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet Giving

— Florida girls’ basketball

— Indiana basketball

— Texas football

— Texas boys’ basketball

— soccer hand signals, true or false

— World Deaf Basketball championship

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Gallaudet Giving

Support Gallaudet Athletics on Giving Tuesday, donate towards the team of
your choice

WASHINGTON – This has not been a typical year for the Gallaudet University
Athletics Department. While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to cancel
our athletic seasons, our staff continues to support our student-athletes
and recruit future Bison student-athletes for next year. Our mission
remains the same. Even though we work, learn, study and teach remotely we
remain Bison Strong. We will get through this together. It is also because
of people like you who are generous with your donations to help support
our Athletics Department and our teams. We appreciate each every one of
you and every dollar donated helps. Please consider making a donation
today, Giving Tuesday, to support Bison Athletics. Go Bison!

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/givingtuesday

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Florida girls’ basketball

December 1, 2020 against Halifax Academy

Score: 40-11

We had our first home game, and we captured the second win of the season.
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, although they made some
silly mistakes in decision making. We will continue to work and improve in
decision
making. Our team helped with many deflections and steals and set up the
fast break opportunities. Olivia led the team with 15 points. Lourdine and
Cassidy attacked
the rim and poured 12 points totals. Again, it was a team effort tonight.
Our next game will be on Wednesday, December 9th against Interchalen at
7:30 PM.

The player of the game was Olivia Brown, our junior. She is our point
guard. She brought the ball up the court and continued to direct her
offense. She took
advantage of some openings in the paint. She hustled on the court when
there were fast break opportunities for her. She tried to make the lay-ups
every time she
sprinted to the basket. She scored 15 points, and she also played defense
aggressively as she had 7 steals total.

Stats:

Olivia Brown: 15 pts, 1 reb, 7 stl, 1 ast

Oceana Brown: 5 pts, 3 reb, 6 stl, 2 ast

C. Dainty: 6 pts, 7 reb, 1 stl, 2 ast

I. Essex: 1 reb, 1 ast, 4 stl

J. Harris:  6 reb, 1 ast

L. Jordonne: 6 pts, 11 reb, 3 stl, 3 ast

T. Pellicer: 4 pt, 3 reb, 2 stl

K. Williams: 2 pts, 4 reb, 1 stl, 1 ast

Z. Williams: 2 pts, 3 reb, 2 stl

Record 2-1

November 30, 2020 at Crescent City

Score: 43-7

The Varsity Lady Dragons had their second game yesterday at Crescent City.
Well, the score says it all. We captured the first win of the season! We
missed our first
nice easy shot. Right after that shot, Keliah and Olivia played
defensively. It led to our first steal by Keliah. It allowed us to play
offensively. Our point guard
passed to our center Lourdine at the free throw line. She drove in. The
two girls stopped her, but Lourdine made a nice bounce pass to Keliah. She
was wide open,
and she had a nice shot! That gave us a lot of momentum! In the first
quarter, the score was only 9-2. Then we started to pick up the rhythm
going into the
2nd quarter, after our Lady Dragons began to utilize their learned skills.
In the second quarter, we picked up 9 extra points, bringing us to 18 to 2
before we
concluded the first half. We had fast break opportunities after our
players continued to play defense aggressively that caused them to make
their turnovers. In the
second half, we continued to work on our offenses as well as keep the Lady
Raiders without scoring for a long time. Our next game is today against
Halifax Academy
at home. We will play at 5:30 PM.

The player of the game was Cassidy Dainty, our junior. She played for 18
minutes. She stepped in the game when one of our post players sprained her
ankle. She
played hard through the game. She fought for the rebounds. She took many
second chances. She scored 6 points. She had 9 offensive rebounds and 2
defensive rebounds.
She played defensively. She had 1 steal. She made 1 assist. She had a
determined attitude through the game. We were very proud of her!

Stats:

Olivia Brown: 12 pts, 2 stl, 3 ast,

Oceana Brown: 3 pts, 3 reb, 5 stl, 2 ast

C. Dainty: 6 pts, 11 reb, 1 stl, 1 ast

J. Harris: 4 pt, 6 reb, 1 ast

L. Jordonne: 11 pts, 11 reb, 3 stl, 3 ast

T. Pellicer: 5 pts, 3 reb, 2 stl

K. Williams: 2 pts, 4 reb, 1 stl, 1 ast

Z. Williams: 3 reb, 2 stl

Record 1-1

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Indiana basketball

newspaper scores

boys
Purdue Polytechnic 65, Indiana Deaf 47

girls
Indpls Tindley 66, Indiana Deaf 21

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Texas football

DIVISION I – SIX MAN
SEMIFINAL

San Marcos Academy (6-3) vs. Austin Texas School for the Deaf (6-3), 7
p.m. Friday, Marble Falls Faith Academy

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Texas boys’ basketball

from a newspaper

TAPPS 4A

1. Lubbock Trinity Christian; 2. Lubbock Christian; 3. The Woodlands
Legacy Prep; 4. Austin Texas School for the Deaf; 5. Arlington Pantego
Christian; 6. Dallas Shelton; 7. Houston Cypress Christian; 8. Tyler All
Saints; 9. League City Bay Area Christian; 10. Colleyville Covenant
Christian.

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soccer hand signals, true or false

from yesterday’s DeafDigest Mid Week edition

— referees’ hand signals used in world’s #1 sport

Soccer is world’s #1 most popular sport. Referees use
hand signals during these soccer games. There was a
tweet posting saying that these hand signals were
invented by the deaf!  Really? DeafDigest editor
does not believe it.

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World Deaf Basketball Championship

Heraklion, Greece to host World Deaf Basketball Championships in 2023

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random deafsports thoughts

just a fun trivia

newspaper headline:
Sun Bowl off for first time since 1935 inception

Did a deaf football player participate in a past Sun Bowl game?

yes, it was Sam Oates, playing for the Hardin-Simmons in the 1958 Sun Bowl
game against University of Wyoming. Oates’ team lost 14-6.

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………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/11/27

DeafDigest Sports – – November 27, 2020

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for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— incoming freshman volleyball player

— Mississippi basketball

— Rochester & St Mary’s sports

— Texas football

— 6-man football and the deaf

— The Women’s Sports Foundation helps the deaf

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Mississippi basketball

Mississippi School f/t Deaf
Varsity

MSD @ St. Andrews on Dec 1 (only girls)
MSD @ Mize on Dec. 3
CANCELLED!

St. Andrews & Mize,  It’s possible that we may be able to reschedule this
game.

Next Game in December – HOLD DUE
MSD will be going virtual for the week of November 30th through December
4th. On campus classes will resume December 7th.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Rochester sports

This is to advise all of you that we are cancelling 2020-2021 winter sports.

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St Mary’s sports

We have cancelled our basketball season for the 2020-21 season.

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Texas football

TSD Football advanced to the semi-final of the TAPPS Division 1 Playoff
after a victory against Logos Preparatory Academy during the regional
playoffs. TSD will play against San Marcos Academy on December 4th. San
Marcos Academy is a familiar opponent as we’ve faced off against them the
previous two years playing 11 man football. This will be the first meeting
between the two programs playing 6 man football.

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6-man football and the deaf

There was a big story about 6-man football
competition in Texas, especially in the small
towns.

Texas SD is playing 6-man football for the
first time and is currently in the state
semi finals.

Is 6-man football a joke football?

No way!

Do read on!

In the late 1940’s St Mary’s School for the Deaf
started 6-man football and was unbeaten in three
seasons of play until their last 6-man game that
they lost!

Why did St Mary’s drop 6-man football? No one wanted
to play them again. It was either move up to 11 man
or to drop 6-man football! St Mary’s did not have
enough players for 11-man football so dropped this
sport. No one knew about this precious St Mary’s
history until an old timer shared the information
with DeafDigest Sports editor.

Gallaudet had a starter at quarterback who never
played 11-man football in his life! It was the
late Bob Dillman, from South Dakota School for
the Deaf, which fielded 6-man teams during his
days at the school. He quarterbacked the
Gallaudet teams during the late fifties/early sixties
and steered his teams to two big wins over
Bridgewater.

The only deaf school to win a state 6-man football
championship was New Mexico School for the Deaf.
They were champions in the 2006 season.

There were two unbeaten deaf 6-man football teams
within 190 miles of each other. In one season
New York State School for the Deaf (Rome) and
St Mary’s School for the Deaf both had unbeaten
teams. Unfortunately both schools did not play
against each other in that season!

There was a deaf football player that played
6-man, 8-man and 11-man football during his
high school career. He attended two schools
for the Deaf. His first school played 8-man
football for two seasons. He transferred to a
second school – that played 11-man football.
He then transferred back to his first school
which changed from 8-man to 6-man football.

According to NFL history books, two past NFL
players played 6-man football during their
high school days. One of them, in fact, became
a NFL coach!

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college deaf athletes

Ella Gamble
incoming freshman
volleyball
Carson-Newman University (NCAA-II, Tennessee)

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The Women’s Sports Foundation helps the deaf

part of posting

“The Women’s Sports Foundation exists to enable girls and women to reach
their potential in sport and life,” said WSF CEO, Deborah Antoine.

Since its inception in 1984, WSF has awarded Travel & Training Fund grants
to more than 1,500 individual athletes and teams.

U.S. Deaf Soccer Women’s National Team received a grant from that
foundation.

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random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports always hopes that past Gallaudet
athletes would end up as successes in real life.

The Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing has a few full time employees – and two
of them were past Gallaudet football players.

The director is Earnest Covington, a past Gallaudet
linebacker. A staffer is Michael Baer, a past
Gallaudet quarterback.

Their football backgrounds were interesting. Covington
never played football in his life because his school –
Michigan School for the Deaf had no football team.
He walked on the football team as a freshman wide
receiver, and as a sophomore, was shifted to defensive
back. Both positions were not his best fits – and
he was shifted to a third position – linebacker as
a junior. Suddenly he became the team’s #1 linebacker,
and he continued with it as a senior.

Baer quarterbacked the football teams at Maryland School
for the Deaf but played no football at Gallaudet – until
he was a senior. The team had no bonafide quarterback
and the players asked him to become their quarterback
despite not playing this position in years. As an
emergency quarterback he helped Gallaudet win the
only game of the season!

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………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/11/24

DeafDigest Sports – – November 24, 2020

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barry@deafdigest.com
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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— Florida girls’ basketball

— Mississippi basketball

— Texas football

— Texas basketball

— past Notre Dame football prospect

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Florida girls’ basketball

November 19th, 2020 at Bishop Snyder

The Varsity Lady Dragons had their first game yesterday at Bishop Snyder.
Bishop Snyder had their fourth game against us. The score wasn’t so
pretty. It was one of
the worst games we have ever played. The final score was 16-52.

You know the world is dealing with many new challenges during the COVID-19
pandemic. We don’t like to make any excuse, but we truly experience
challenges. We
practice with our face coverings. Our practices are shorter. We share the
gym with our Varsity boys. We thought we handled it pretty good last few
weeks. However,
it wasn’t enough for us to play our game.

Our new challenge we learned tonight is our cardiorespiratory fitness. You
know cardiorespiratory is one of the most important parts when playing
basketball. All
girls were out of shape after the first few minutes in the 1st quarter. It
was very hard for girls to stay focused and play ball. We moved slowly on
both offenses
and defenses. We made many turnovers. We missed many shots when we were
near the basket. We couldn’t make the right decisions on offenses. We
didn’t run back on the
defense. We were exhausted, and we couldn’t keep up with the Lady
Cardinals.

After the game, we know we will not let it happen again, and we must get
in really good shape again. We will. We can. It’s because we are the LADY
DRAGONS!

The player of game was Kayla Debrow, our eighth grader. She played for 22
minutes. The Lady Cardinals were rough on her constantly. Kayla continued
doing her part.
She had a total 8 rebounds. She wasn’t scared to take shots. She had 9
attempts. She had 3 blocks! She made 1 assist. She showed a positive
attitude through the
game. We were very proud of her!

Stats:

O. Brown: 6 pts, 3 stl, 1 blk, 1 ast

L. Jordonne: 4 pts, 12 reb, 2 ast

K. Williams: 3 pts, 10 reb

Z. Williams: 2 pts, 3 reb, 1 ast

J. Harris: 1 pt, 1 reb, 1 ast

E. Elsie: 3 reb

K. Debrow: 8 reb, 3 blk, 1 ast

Our next game is Monday, November 30th at Crescent City.

Record 0-1

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Indiana boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

Indiana Deaf (5-16) – Coach Joey Kutcka goes into his second season with
six seniors. Jerell Edwards, a senior, averaged 10.6 points and 8.0
rebounds last season in five games before he went out with a season-ending
injury. The other projected starters are senior Joey Paul (7.2 ppg, 3.4
rebounds), sophomore Tyler Wascher (7.0 ppg, 3.3 rebounds) and freshmen
Dylan Puent and Jayden Defalco. Junior Sabu Middlebrook and sophomore Kyle
Hess are also expected to contribute.

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Mississippi basketball

Mississippi School f/t Deaf

Varsity girls
MSD 49
Pisgah 35

Record 2-2

Congratulations, Alexis Roberts (Seniors) broke record 1,000 points!!

Boys
MSD 25
Pisgah 69

Record 0-4

Next Game 12/1 @ St Andrews (only girls)

Varsity girls
MSD 42
Bay Springs 50

Record 1-2

MSD 15
Bay Springs 71

Record 0-3

Next Game 11/19 Pisgah @ MSD

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Texas football

defeated LPA 60-30 to advance to the next round
of state 6-man TAPPS playoffs

will await the winner of Trinity-San Marcos Academy
game that is being played on November 27th.

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Texas boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

VYPE Austin Private School Boys Basketball Preseason Rankings

No. 1 Austin St. Michael’s Catholic Academy

No. 2 Regents School of Austin

No. 3 Austin St. Dominic Savio Catholic

No. 4 Texas School for the Deaf

No. 5 Austin St. Stephen’s Episcopal School

TAPPS 4A Boys Basketball Team To Watch

Texas School for the Deaf: The Rangers won 22 games en route to a
2019-2020 TAPPS 4A area round appearance and have the necessary pieces in
first-team all-district athlete Russell Rohde and second-team all-district
players Jordan Leeper, Zarek Nathanson and Joshua Saaty to earn more late
season success in the 2020-2021 campaign.

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Texas girls’ basketball

part of newspaper story

Other Private School Teams to Watch: Texas School for the Deaf, Faith
Academy of Marble Falls, Regents School of Austin, Austin St. Stephen’s
Episcopal School and Hill Country Christian School of Austin

TSD Girls Basketball

Varsity (Head Coach Chris Hamilton)
Founders Classical Academy 48
TSD 24

Record: 0-1

Junior Varsity (Head Coach James Gardner)
Founders Classical Academy 27
TSD 21

Record: 0-1

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past Notre Dame football prospect

part of newspaper story

n 2012, Tee Shepard signed as the No. 76 prospect overall in the nation
but never suited up for Notre Dame, reportedly because of an issue with a
standardized test score. He enrolled at a community college and later Ole
Miss before having to give up the sport because of a hearing impairment.

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random deafsports thoughts

Why didn’t Tee Shepard come to Gallaudet to play football?

He wanted to – but NCAA would not allow him. Even though his
collegiate football career did not take off, he earned enough
credits to earn a college degree.

NCAA would not allow him to play football at Gallaudet as a
graduate student!

Graduate students are allowed to transfer from a NCAA-I program
to another NCAA-I program. They are not allowed to transfer
from a NCAA-I program to a NCAA-III program.

NCAA rules are so complicated and so complex that it may require
the services of an attorney to figure it out.

It is sad.

…………………………….

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………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/11/16

DeafDigest Sports – – November 16, 2020

…………………………….

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— the Dummy Hoy code

— Tennessee basketball & other sports

— Texas football hosts playoff game

— Kevin Hall update

— Gallaudet updates; football all-decade team

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Gallaudet Football All-Decade Team: 2010-2019

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University football program released its
All-Decade team for the 2010-19 timeframe. A 12-member committee gathered,
remotely, to select this team which features a first and second team for
offense and defense along with honorable mention selections.

In addition, the committee selected four recipients for special awards.
Gallaudet football’s Most Valuable Player of the Decade is Nick Elstad,
who played many different positions for the Bison from 2010-13. The
Offensive Player of the Decade is offensive lineman Todd Collins
(2012-15). The Defensive Player of the Decade and the Special Teams Player
of the Decade is defensive back/returner Tony Tatum (2010-12).

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/fball/2020-21/releases/alldecade-10s

note:
Nick Elstad deserves a special mention in this edition. He was not
physically big or tall. He came to Gallaudet from Colorado School
for the Deaf and Blind which does not field a 11-man football team,
just 6-man and 8-man.

This meant that Nick played 11-man football for the first time
in his life – at Gallaudet.

He was not sure he would make it in football because of his small
size, but decided to come out nevertheless.

Small size, yes, but with the team’s biggest heart!

He was the team’s most important player – playing anywhere he
was needed on the field – as quarterback, because of injury
to the starter; as running back; as defensive back and on
special teams. Ask Nick what to do and he will do it.

Elstad? This name may ring a bell. His father Tim (who played
basketball at Gallaudet) quarterbacked his 1977 team to the
state 8-man championship – in the most miserable weather
conditions imaginable – freezing wind, heavy rain, muddy
field, etc. The championship game should have been postponed
but it wasn’t! And the deaf team came home with the
championship.

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Gallaudet SAAC Officers and Representatives announced

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University Athletics Department announced its
2020-21 Student-Athletes Advisory Council (SAAC) officers and
representatives.

Gallaudet’s SAAC is led by President Ariel Senics (women’s basketball,
softball), who was Gallaudet’s representative to the North Eastern
Athletic Conference (NEAC) SAAC last year.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/saac

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Mississippi basketball

Mississippi School f/t Deaf

Varsity girls
MSD 55
Mount Olive 24

Record 1-1

Varsity boys
MSD 17
Mount Olive 59

Record 0-2

Next Game 11/12 Jackson Prep @ MSD
“ CANCELLED”

Next Game 11/17 Bay Springs @ MSD

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Tennessee basketball

It is official – that the boys’ and the
girls’ basketball seasons are cancelled.

The announcement was made in local news.

other sports – part of newspaper posting

volleyball
Class A – Region 1

District 2 – Cosby, Gatlinburg-Pittman, Jellico, Tennessee School for the
Deaf

 

 

track and field

Class A East – Alcoa, York Institute, Brainerd, Chattanooga School for the
Arts & Sciences, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, Chuckey-Doak,
Clarkrange, Cumberland Gap, Gatlinburg-Pittman, Happy Valley, Ivy Academy,
Johnson County, L&N Stem Academy, Loudon, Pigeon Forge, Sequatchie County,
South Greene, South Pittsburgh, Sunbright, Sweetwater, Tellico Plains,
Tennessee School for the Deaf, Tyner Academy, University High, West
Greene.

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Texas football

Due to the large senior class that exited last year and the devastating
Covid-19 pandemic that has not only impacted us, but the entire world, the
Rangers football program decided to make a switch from 11-man football to
6-man football. This marked the first time in TSD history that the Rangers
football team would play 6-man football. Making the switch to 6-man
football has been quite the challenge for our program due to Covid-19.
With the capacity restrictions put into place with our weight room and
athletic facility, we’ve had to overcome many scheduling conflicts to make
sure our boys were prepared for a full football season. However, these
changes never changed how we approached the game. Our bond is still
strong, we still hit hard, and our hearts are still big. We had an eight
game season scheduled with six of the eight being district games. In our
first season as a 6-man football program, I’m proud to announce that we
are district champions and we are fully prepared to make a strong run to
the State Championship! Go Rangers!

Record: 5-3

Regional Playoff
Logos Preparatory Academy vs Texas School for the Deaf
Date: November 20, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Gamblin Field – TSD

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the Dummy Hoy code

A baseball historian said the umpires used the
Dummy Hoy code – meaning hand signals that are
still used in baseball (and softball). The
historian said:

It worked so well, that umpires adopted the system
permanently

This phrase is no longer used nowadays

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Kevin Hall update

part of a posting

Cincinnati native Kevin Hall, who played high school golf at Winton Woods
while attending St. Rita School for the Deaf and starred for the Ohio
State Buckeyes, is featured in a Masters video shared by CBS Sports that
many have found inspirational.

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college basketball

Alexis Roberts
Jackson State University
incomimg freshman
women’s basketball

from Mississippi School for the Deaf

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random deafsports thoughts

what is a sad recruiting tale with college sports?

That a deaf athlete would be recruited to play
at a hearing college.

The coach that did the heavy recruiting would be
fired in the following season. The new coach
has no interest in the deaf athlete on his team!

It has happened to a few deaf athletes in
hearing colleges in the past years.

Still, very sad.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/11/10

DeafDigest Sports – – November 10, 2020

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— first deaf basketball game of season

— Alabama football

— Indiana girls’ basketball

— Mississippi boys’ basketball

— Tennessee girls’ basketball

— Texas football, clinches playoff spot

— Gallaudet updates

— Derrick Coleman

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Gallaudet cheerleading

Gallaudet cheerleading mourns the loss of former volunteer coach

The Gallaudet University cheerleading program mourns the loss of former
volunteer coach De’Landa Jean Dockins, who passed on Oct. 29, 2020.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/cheerleading/2020-21/releases/dockins

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Gallaudet spring sports

Gallaudet Athletics announces decision on spring semester sports

Gallaudet University will not participate in intercollegiate athletics
this spring semester. The decision to cancel intercollegiate athletics
competition for winter and spring sports was made to ensure the health and
safety of students, faculty, staff, and the community amid the
unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/springsemester

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Alabama football

Shoals Christian 1  Alabama 0 (forfeit)

Season record: 1 – 3

Alabama’s season is over

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Indiana girls’ basketball

part of newspaper story

The next wave: Here are 70 Indiana girls basketball freshmen to watch

Here are Indiana girls basketball players from the Class of 2024 to keep

Sophia Wascher, Indiana Deaf.

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Mississippi basketball

Varsity girls
MSD 33
Jackson Prep 49

Record 0-1

Varsity boys
MSD 9
Jackson Prep 57

Record 0-1

Next Game 11/5 @ Puckett

Mississippi School f/t Deaf

MSD
Puckett

11-5-20, Guys the game has been cancelled due to a
player on Puckett team testing positive for Cov 19.
It’s my plan to reschedule this game in the near future

Next Game 11/10 Mount Olive @ MSD

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Tennessee girls’ basketball

part of newspaper story

Tennessee School for the Deaf Athletic Director Rene Skelton said her
school will not play basketball this season due to COVID-19.

“We will be hiring a new girls’ basketball coach next year,” she added.

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Texas football

part of newspaper story

AUSTIN — After playing four consecutive games where the games ended before
regulation, Our Lady of the Hills got in some extra work on Friday night
against the Texas School for the Deaf.

The Hawks had to rally in overtime to win 53-51 in its toughest game of
the season.

TSD was 3-3. The opponent is now 5-0.

TSD (4-3) defeated  Castle Hill (0-6) 60-42 to improve 4-3 for the season.

Next game: Logo Preparatory Academy at Sugarland, TX at 7:00 pm.

With one more game left in the regular season, TSD Rangers clinched the
number one seed in their district for the playoffs.

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Derrick Coleman

part of newspaper story

The Las Vegas Raiders are bringing in four running backs for tryouts this
week ahead of Sunday’s AFC West showdown with the Denver Broncos.

One of those backs is Derrick Coleman, who was the fullback on the Seattle
Seahawks’ 2013 Super Bowl championship team. Coleman was the first legally
deaf offensive player in NFL history.

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random deafsports thoughts

Will Derrick Coleman make it with the Raiders? He has been out of
football for a couple of years and he’s not getting any younger,
and the Raiders will need to adjust to his deafness. Some teams
do, some don’t

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be