DeafDigest Sports – January 13, 2020

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— deaf diving coach

— wrestling update


2019-20 basketball won/lost records
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Gallaudet women’s basketball

Beldon drops season-high 17 points as Gallaudet celebrates first win in 2020

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University won its first game of the new decade as
the Bison took down Wells College, 64-24, here Saturday afternoon in the
Field House.

Gallaudet (3-7, 1-1 NEAC) broke open the game in the first quarter as it
used a 19-2 run to take a 23-6 lead. The Bison continued to add to their
lead in the second quarter and took a 37-12 lead into halftime.

In the third quarter, Gallaudet outscored Wells by 17 points, 21-4, as the
game was in hand against the Express (0-11, 0-2 NEAC).

Bison tame Wolves in key NEAC contest

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University women’s basketball prevailed here Sunday
afternoon in a 72-69 victory over Keuka College in a North Eastern
Athletic Conference (NEAC) showdown in the Field House.

Gallaudet (4-7, 2-1 NEAC) shot a season best 50.0 percent from the field
(29-for-58) and outscored Keuka (5-5, 1-2 NEAC) in the second half, 41-36.

It was a close game throughout in a rematch of last year’s NEAC tournament
semifinal where GU won by six, 60-54. The Wolves took the regular-season
meeting by three points, 76-73, last season.

Freshman forward Cassidy Perry (Frederick, Md.) scored a career best 26
points to go with 11 rebounds for her fourth double-double this season.
Perry added two assists, two steals and one block in 35 minutes played


Gallaudet men’s basketball

Bison upended by Wells at home

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball team dropped its
first North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game of the season here
Saturday afternoon to Wells College, 67-54, in the Field House.

Gallaudet (1-10, 1-1 NEAC) scored the game’s first 10 points as the Bison
jumped out to an early 10-0 lead just over three minutes into the game.
Wells (2-8, 1-1 NEAC) battled back and took its first lead at the 8:59
mark after a Ty McBride 3-pointer gave the Express a 13-11 lead to cap a
13-1 run. The teams played close for the next six minutes as the lead
exchanged hands seven times before Gallaudet recorded the final six points
to take a 29-24 lead into halftime.

In the second half, GU increased its lead to six points after senior guard
Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.) made three consecutive free throws at
the 18:21 mark. Gallaudet wouldn’t score again for the next four minutes
as the visitors made a move an regained the lead for good. Wells went on a
14-0 run that ended on a Jalen Feliz 3-pointer as the Express led 42-34.
GU remained within striking distance for the next 10 minutes before Wells
pulled away

Gallaudet presses its way to a season-high but can’t catch Wolves

WASHINGTON – It was a high-scoring affair here Sunday afternoon as
Gallaudet University played host to Keuka College in a North Eastern
Athletic Conference (NEAC) men’s basketball game in the Field House. The
Bison scored a season-high 77 points but the buff and blue came up eight
points shy in an 85-77 loss.

Gallaudet (1-11, 1-2 NEAC) shot a season best 51.6 percent from the field
(32 of 62) as the Bison dominated the low post and scored 44 of their 77
points in the paint. Senior center Steve Valencia-Biskupiak (Riverside,
Calif.) had his best game of the season as he recorded a double-double
with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Senior guard Noah Valencia (Riverside,
Calif.) led all-scorers with 23 points, seven rebounds, six assists and
six steals.


Fremont football

part of newspaper story

All-Metro football teams: The players who stood above the rest in Bay Area


East Bay: QB: DJ Bryant (San Leandro), Bowen Dickstein (Moreau Catholic),
Shamoun Duncan-Niusulu (James Logan), David Romero-Reinholz (Encinal),
Alejandro Villanueva (Mt. Eden); RB: Trey Baker (Kennedy-Richmond), Jayden
Davis (Bishop O’Dowd), Reggie Garrett (Hayward), Salesi Moala (Tennyson),

Calel Olicia-Aramboles (California School for the Deaf), Isaiah Smith

(Encinal), Kareem Sullivan (Salesian), JoJo Vaughn (De Anza); WR/TE:
Lenard Leblanc III (Mt. Eden), Teddy Oliver (Encinal), Sterling Stokes
(O’Dowd); OL/DL: Gonzalo Ambriz (Kennedy), Jamal Boyd (Hayward), Isaiah
Deveyra (Mt. Eden), Daniel Fukofuka (Hayward), Carlos Gonzalez (Tennyson),
Arrion Hughes (McClymonds), Anthony Mack Jr. (McClymonds), Sione Mahe
(Skyline), Marcus Miller (Castro Valley), Simeon Mitchell (Encinal), Siave
Pedro (Encinal), Hezekiah Pemberton (Skyline), Malik Reed (McClymonds),
Hunter Thompson (San Leandro), Colton Vardell (O’Dowd); LB: Kaleb
Elarms-Orr (Moreau), Alex Laurie (Tennyson), Elijah Lawson (Stellar Prep),
Jaylen McDaniel (Kennedy), Jezaiah Naigulevu (Encinal); DB: Vincent Nunley
(Encinal), Montrell Smith (McClymonds), Albert Taufui (Hayward), Malachi
Ward (O’Dowd); AP: Osaro Aihie (San Leandro), Daniel Beleche (Mt. Eden),
Justin Gutierrez (Salesian), Antion Huey (De Anza), Jaylen Johnson (CSD),
Ryzon Norris (O’Dowd), Nikko Reed (Moreau), Elijah Salazar-Alexander
(Moreau), DaVeonne Sanders (McClymonds), Camron Young (Kennedy)


Maryland wrestling

Yellow Jacket Athletic Association Tournament

Weight Class 106

Peter Thang (MSD) places 1st

Peter Thang (MSD) pinned over R. Duggira. (Independence) (Fall 1:47)

Peter Thang (MSD) pinned over E. King. (Hargrave Military Academy) (Fall

Peter Thang (MSD) pinned over T. Labrecque. (Potomac) (Fall 3:27)

Weight Class 126

Crosse Herpin (MSD) places 1st

Crosse Herpin (MSD) pinned over M. Shelton. (Potomac) (Fall 1:09)

Crosse Herpin (MSD) over T. Moe. (MSD) (Injury Default) (1:01)

Crosse Herpin (MSD) pinned over EJ. Joseph. (Georgetown Day School) (Fall

Weight Class 126

Tha Moe (MSD)

Tha Moe (MSD) won by disqualified from M. Coakley. (DeMatha)

Crosse Herpin (MSD) over T. Moe. (MSD) (Injury default) (1:01)

Weight Class 138

Michael Williams (MSD)

S. Johnson (Independence) pinned over Michael Williams. (MSD) (Fall 2:38)

A.Moreno (Warren) pinned over Michael Williams. (MSD) (Fall 2:14)

Weight Class 145

Colton Bazalewski (MSD)

S. Copper (Independence) won over Colton Bazalewski. (MSD) 7-5

Colton Bazalewski (MSD) pinned over C. Brinkman. (Potomac) (Fall 2:35)

E. Lettow (Potomac) won over Colton Bazalewski. (MSD) 11-5

Weight Class 182

Calvin Johnson (MSD) places 4th

Calvin Johnson (MSD) pinned over E.Neely. (Warren) (Fall 1:06)

L. Reinboldt (Rappahannock) pinned over Calvin Johnson. (MSD) (Fall 1:16)

Calvin Johnson (MSD) pinned over D. Fox. (Warren) (Fall 3:34)

L. Demello (DeMatha) pinned over Calvin Johnson. (MSD) (Fall 1:36)

Weight Class 195

Truth Dorsette (MSD) places 2nd

K. Acosta (Independence) Truth Dorsette (MSD) (Fall 1:35)

Truth Dorsette (MSD) pinned over D. Carson (Warren) (Fall 0:53)

Truth Dorsette (MSD) pinned over J. Bunker (R-MA) (Fall 1:03)

Weight Class 220

Amaree McKenstry (MSD) places 3rd

Amaree McKenstry (MSD) pinned over A. Hasanka. (R-MA) (Fall 0:44)

A.Johnson (Blue Ridge) pinned over Amaree McKenstry. (MSD) (Fall 2:51)

Amaree McKenstry (MSD) pinned over H. Davis. (DeMatha) (Fall 0:55)

Weight Class 285

Bryan Pineda (MSD)

Bryan Pineda (MSD) pinned over DJ. Rizzo. (Warren) (Fall 3:06)

E. Gonzalez (Rappahannock) won over Bryan Pineda. (MSD) (Injury Default)

Gabriel Asante-Kwakye (MSD)

E. Gonzalez (Rappahannock) pinned over Gabriel Asante-Kwakye. (MSD) (Fall

Gabriel Asante-Kwakye (MSD) pinned over DJ Rizzo. (Warren) (Fall 1:08)

W. Tapplin (Rappahannock) pinned over Gabriel Asante-Kwakye. (MSD) (Fall

Maryland School for the Deaf places 4th out of 10 teams.


Oklahoma girls’ basketball

January 9 at Arkansas school for the deaf homecoming festival
OSD 44-ASD 7

January 10
Kentucky vs OSD
OSD 42-21

Alabama vs OSD
OSD 33-35

Record 5-8


Oklahoma boys basketball

January 10-11, 2020 at Little Rock, AR.  Arkansas School for the Deaf
invited Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Alabama for their homecoming weekend.

Oklahoma – 84
Arkansas – 18

Record: 5-6

Oklahoma – 53
Kentucky – 23

Record: 6-6

Oklahoma – 33
Alabama – 63

Record: 6-7


Oregon basketball

OSD boys lost to WSD boys 42-57.
OSD boys are now 2-6 for the season.

OSD girls won against WSD girls 26-15.
OSD girls are now 3-5 for the season.


Rochester girls basketball

The wildcats have been back in action since the holiday break.
On Tuesday we traveled to Cornerstone after having just one practice in
last 2 weeks. We started off slow and had several turnovers. At halftime,
Coach Palmer
rallied the troops and we played much better,  unfortunately not good
enough to win.
Emma Kane -10 points, 5 rebounds
McKennaGirod-13 points and 10 rebounds
Julia Ott-12 points and 12 rebounds.
Lost to Cornerstone 37-45

Thursday we traveled to play HSA.  We had a few days playing under our
belts and were ready to go. The wildcats took the lead early and finished
strong. Everyone
was able to get some good playing time and it was a good team victory.
Mariana Menzynski-10 points and 3 rebounds
RSD 35-HSA 16

Friday morning we hit the road to the Ohio School for the Deaf for their
Spartan Classic.
The first game had us playing WPSD. We came out strong scoring the first 8
points of the game. That didn’t last long as WPSD made a few adjustments
and quickly took
the lead. We battled but could not get the shots to fall.
Emma Kane scores 11 points and 7 rebounds while Mariana Menzynski scored 8
points and 8 rebounds
RSD 25- WPSD 43

Saturday we faced the host, Ohio.  This game was a test for us. After a
long week, traveling and now playing our 4 th game in 6 days we had to see
what we were made
of. Would we bounce back after our loss to WPSD? Yes! The wildcats played
a controlled game and limited our mistakes to take a 32-25 victory over
Mckenna Girod led the way with 11 points and 14 rebounds.

Record – 6-4


Tennessee basketball

Berean Christain 60 Tennessee 19

Clinch 32 Tennessee 11


Tennessee 42 Berean Christian 37

Tennessee 67 Clinch 40


club basketball

from a tweet


Block G surges, District City 95ers keep top spot in the latest Eastern
Athletic Association of the Deaf men’s basketball standings after the
Winter Invitational tournament weekend at Lexington School for the Deaf.
#EAAD #Deaf #Basketball #WinterClassic

District City 95ers has a 20-5 record, but what is the won/lost record
against hearing teams? Or do they only play against deaf teams?


deaf diving coach

part of newspaper story

Deaf Latrobe diving coach Brownlee teaching more than technique

Latrobe diving coach Trish Brownlee, who is deaf, said it can be
challenging at times to communicate with her divers.

“All of my divers know when they first meet me I’m deaf and accept it,”
she said. “They are aware I read lips.

“They even learned (a) few sign languages along the way to have a little

It is working.

First at Derry, then at Latrobe starting in 2016-17, Brownlee’s divers
have been among the best in the WPIAL.

Brownlee, 54, of Derry, runs Derry Flip and Twist, which produces a steady
stream of divers. She also coaches high school divers whose schools do not
have diving boards.


deaf tennis

Determined Duckhee Lee won’t hear of failure

part of newspaper story

For the Australian Open’s only deaf player, it’s his stamina that’s tested
during a game.

Unable to hear a referee’s decision on whether a ball is in or not,
Duckhee Lee always runs to return it.

On Tuesday he will bid for a spot in the tennis season’s opening grand
slam event through a qualifying match.


random deafsports talk

DeafDigest Sports asked yesterday if there were
“shocking” upsets in Clerc Classic, meaning a
#8 seeded team would defeat #1 seeded team.

It took place at the Clerc Classic I at MSSD in 2000.

The source said:

The #8 team defeated the defending I-95 champion MSSD 58-47,
the defending Mason Dixon champ South Carolina 73-48, and
defending ESDAA champ Lexington, 49-43.

That team went on a 25-game winning streak and lost its final game,
62-60, to the eventual state runnerup St. David in the state
championship tournament. That team’s season record was 25-2.

that team was Phoenix Day School for the Deaf.