DeafDigest Sports – January 21, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— Mason-Dixon boys pairings (9-team tournament)

— basketball updates

— Gallaudet updates


2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 01/21/20

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Mason-Dixon boys’ brackets


it is a 9-team tournament instead
of the usual 11 teams as Eastern
North Carolina and Virginia will not
bring teams to the tournament.

It almost was a 8-team tournament until
Georgia assembled a team at the last minute
and will play in the tournament.

Top two teams are Alabama and Florida


Gallaudet sports

Gallaudet’s Sabina Shysh honored for playing four different sports in four
years with banner in Field House

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University standout student-athlete Sabina Shysh
got to see her banner unveiled in the Field House gym on January 14. The
ceremony cemented Shysh’s legacy as a Bison student-athlete as she became
the second four-year Bison student-athlete to play three or more sports.
Shysh, who played from 2014-19, played four sports during her career.

Shysh joins former Bison student-athlete Elena Ciccarelli, who was honored
in May 2015. Shysh first learned of this honor at last year’s athletic
banquet in May 2019. The banner was installed in the Field House gym
during the winter semester.

while she was outstanding in basketball, soccer and track, one sport
sticks out – softball! She never played fast pitch softball in her life,
but it did not stop her from asking coach Justen Burns for a tryout.
It was her blazing speed in sprinting out these infield hits that made
her one of the key players on the team.


How was she able to balance track and softball at the same time. Not a problem –
track practices took place in the mornings and softball practices in the

She will be missed by all of her four coaches!


Sorenson Communications, LLC to sponsor Gallaudet basketball reunion
weekend on Feb. 14-15

WASHINGTON – Sorenson Communications, LLC, will sponsor the Gallaudet
University men’s and women’s basketball programs’ reunion weekend on Feb.
14-15, 2020, here in the Field House for former GU basketball
student-athletes, coaches and fans.

If you are interested in attending the basketball reunion weekend please
register here: http://igfn.us/form/PyyW3w. Please register soon as spots
are limited.

The reunion weekend kicks off Friday, Feb. 14, with dinner at Union
Market, a campus tour, watch and meet the men’s and women’s basketball
teams during their practice, alumni scrimmage game and social gathering on
H Street.

On Saturday, take a group photo on the court with the GU basketball teams
followed by the two Bison basketball games, where the Bison will wear
special throwback uniforms. In the evening, a special basketball banquet
will be held in Ole Jim featuring dinner, silent auction, recognition of
the 1999 GU women’s basketball Sweet 16 team and the release of a new
Gallaudet University men’s basketball history book written by Barry

The proceeds from this event will help support the Gallaudet men’s and
women’s basketball booster clubs and the John Perry Endowment Fund.

If you have questions please contact Wendy Wiatrowski at


Florida girls’ basketball

Florida Girls at Clerc Classic Results

Florida vs Riverside  – 1/16/20

Final Score: 35 to 41

Finally, we got our first taste of Clerc Classic game action against California
School for the Deaf (Riverside), and the end result was that we lost to them. At
the opening, we started off unusually slow in the 1st quarter.  We were not as
quick nor aggressive on our defense, and the same could be said about our
offense. After the first quarter we were down 6 points. We fired up our Lady
Dragons prior to the start of the 2nd quarter, and they responded by tying the
game 18 to 18 by the end of the second quarter. Aggression and quickness were
evident in the second quarter, however, as we went into the third quarter, they
were no more. Numerous turnovers. Many missed easy-layups and close-range shots.
And they went on for the entire second half, with Riverside leading all the way
to the final whistle. On the top of that, while we were supposed to deny the
Cubs’ best player, B. Goldstein the ball, she was able to score 20 points on us.
As we approached the final minutes in the 4th quarter, some of our starters were
in a foul trouble- Lourdine Jordonne had 5 fouls and Olivia had 4.  Basically,
because we were not mentally and physically ready, we gave this game away
without much of a battle. However, whilst remembering that it is our first
appearance to the Clerc Classic tournament, we came away with a learning
experience. We played in the gym fully packed with hundreds of spectators and
other teams watching us. All referees were Deaf. Naturally, we were disappointed
with the loss in the first round, because we were no longer playing for the
championship but for the 5th place.


Olivia Brown: 9 pts, 6 reb, 5 ast, 5 stl

Oceana Brown: 10  pts, 5 reb, 1 ast, 3 stl

Lourdine Jordonne: 9 pts, 12 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl

Ja’Myra Harris: 3 pts, 3 reb, 1 stl

Shylah Thomas: 2 pts, 1 blk

Taria Pellicer: 2 pts,  1 reb, 1 stl

Keliah Williams: 3 reb, 1 stl

Record 7-3

Florida vs Fremont  – 1/17/20

Final Score: 50-22

Our second game at Clerc Classic against California School for the Deaf
(Fremont). After the devastating loss to the Riverside, we were ready to do
better today! And we sure did! Our offense and defense were on fire, allowing
only 4 points in the entire first half. We were extremely proud of our lady
dragons’ performance against Fremont during the first half. We finished the
first half with our 22 to their 4. At the start of the second half, we started
strong and steady with our offense and defense, adding 16 more points to the
board before ending the 3rd quarter. We were able to score quickly and in
multiple ways by utilizing many of our offense tactics against Fremont. In the
4th and final quarter, we added other 12 points. We played the entire roster
lineup, and the benchers were able to maintain the cushy lead throughout the
game, finishing strong with our 50 to their 22. Lady Dragons were led by a
Sophomore, Olivia Brown, who notched 19 points on along with 7 assists, 7
rebounds, and 5 steals. Her younger sister and a Freshman, Oceana Brown,
contributed with 7 points, 10 steals, 2 blocks, and 2 steals. A Junior Lourdine
Jordonne scored a total of 9 points with 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 2
blocks, and Ja’Myra Harris, also a Junior, was on the fire with 9 points, 3
rebounds, 1 assist, 1 assist, 1 block and 2 steals. As for those off the bench,
Taria Pellicer, Shanna Cooley, Elsie Essex, Emma Hancock, and Shylah Thomas also
contributed points, rebounds, and assists with their hard work! Way to go, Lady


Olivia Brown: 19 pts, 7 reb, 7 ast, 5 stl

Oceana Brown: 7  pts, 1 reb, 2 ast, 10 stl, 2 blk

Lourdine Jordonne: 9 pts, 7 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl, 2 blk

Ja’Myra Harris: 9 pts, 3 reb, 1 ast, 1 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk

Keliah Williams: 6 pts, 5 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl

Shanna Cooley: 1 stl

Emma Hancock: 1 reb

Elsie Essex: 1 reb

Taria Pellicer: 1 ast, 2 stl

Shylah Thomas: 7 reb

Record 8-3

Florida vs Model – 1/18/20

Final Score: 38-42

Our 3rd and the final Clerc Classic game for the 5th place and Consolation
Championship, against Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD). Well, this
game has everything you would expect in a championship, except it was not in our
favor. We battled throughout the entire game, taking turns in the lead before
tying the game at 34. Then overtime. And we were the one who ended up being

In the first quarter, we were off to a sluggish start. Just like how we were in
the first game against Riverside. We quickly called a timeout to correct our
Lady Dragons’ mindset and to remind them of their devastating loss in the first
round at Clerc Classic. And that sure did wake them up- they quickly caught up
and took the lead within a few minutes. But their “fire” was not consistent- we
repeatedly made many careless mistakes which resulted in many turnovers. We did
not box out, we did not chase after a loose ball, we did not stop their fast
breaks, and we did not stay out of foul trouble. Because of those important
responsibilities we were supposed to do but did not, MSSD was able to take and
maintain lead. And we finished the first half with 14 to their 16. The same
could be said about the third quarter and the fourth quarter- with our
“inconsistent fire,” while we did make some good shots, we repeatedly made poor
decisions which allowed MSSD to stay close. But then, a critical moment. It came
where our lady dragons needed to truly come together and achieve the 5th place
victory. With only a few seconds left to spare before the final bell rings,
while being tied at 34, we needed to score one basket to declare ourselves the
Consolation Champion. We had the ball. We inbounded the pass perfectly, to an
open lady dragon. Her path was free and clear. Nobody was in her way to stop
her. The entire crowd were on their feet, watching her as she makes the run for
it. She executes her possibly 1,000th layup of her basketball career. The ball
goes up and hits the glass, before coming its way back down towards the rim. The
ball swirls around on the rim after it hits the rim… and misses! The final
whistle, and the game was tied at 34. We could not believe it. We literally had
the game in the bag. But we didn’t. Then as we see 4 minutes being added to the
clock, we went back to work. We huddled and discussed our game plan. Then our
lady dragons were back on the floor. Well, our “inconsistent fire” continued,
and we let the game get away from us. We lost to MSSD with a 38 to their 42. But
I can tell you this- this game was not without hard work. The lady dragons truly
worked hard, we just could not secure the win. Had we been precise with our
defense and offense we probably would have gone home with a 5th place plague.
Instead, we finished in the 6th place. Nevertheless, we come away with this
unforgettable experience, because we were able to play against many strong deaf
school basketball teams. We were able to see our old friends and make new

Upcoming in a week- Mason Dixon tournament at South Carolina School for the
Deaf! Go Lady Dragons!


Olivia Brown: 12 pts, 4 reb, 1 ast

Oceana Brown: 10  pts, 4 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk

Lourdine Jordonne: 12 pts, 13 reb, 1 stl

Ja’Myra Harris: 4 pts, 1 stl

Shanna Cooley: 1 reb

Emma Hancock: 1 reb

Taria Pellicer: 1 reb

Shylah Thomas: 2 rebs

Keliah Williams: 3 reb

Record 8-4


Fremont boys’ basketball

CSD went 4th place at Clerc Classic

First Round #3 California vs #6 Florida – Overtime
CSD 50

Semifinals #3 California vs #2 Maryland
MSD 46
CSD 44

Consolation 3/4 game #3 California vs #4 Texas
TSD 30
CSD 21

CSD is now 12-4 with three league games this week.


Texas girls’ basketball

newspaper rankings

TAPPS 4A Private School

1. Austin Texas School for the Deaf, 24-2; 2. Boerne Geneva, 17-2; 3.
Lubbock Christian, 15-4; 4. Dallas Shelton, 12-1; 5. Kennedale Fellowship,
18-7; 6. The Woodlands Christian, 11-6; 7. Flower Mound Coram Deo, 17-8;
8. Waco Reicher, 13-10; 9. Lubbock Trinity Christian, 11-7; 10. Schertz
John Paul II Catholic, 12-8.


random deafsports talk

There is one more team in the Mason-Dixon
region – the Atlanta Day School for the Deaf.
Mason-Dixon rules require all participating
schools to be member of own state high school
athletic association. Atlanta Area has never
been a member, whereas sister school Georgia
SD is a member.

Plus there is a big concern – Atlantic Area
is a day school, meaning no dorms for visiting
teams. Hotel costs can be prohibitive.

Yes, Atlantic Area plays a few games with nearby
deaf schools during the regular season, meaning
these schools had to obtain waivers from the
state to play a non-member school.



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DeafDigest Sports – January 20, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— Clerc results, again

— deaf fighter on McGregor undercard


2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 01/20/20

go to:


Clerc results, again

1 – Maryland
2 – Model
3 – Texas
4 – Fremont
5 – Florida
6 – Indiana
7 – Riverside
8 – NY-Fanwood

boys’ scores at:

1 – Texas
2 – Maryland
3 – Indiana
4 – Riverside
5 – Model
6 – Florida
7 – Fremont
8 – Wisconsin

girls’ scores at:

Model defeated Florida 42-38 in overtime in the girls’
division, yet there was confusion – some thought Florida
beat Model. Others thought Model beat Florida, hence
so much confusion.

A friend sent DeafDigest Sports editor two pictures of
the game results (boys and girls) that were posted in
a facebook page.

End of subject, and thanks for helping clearing up this


Maryland indoor track

an update from Mercersburg Academy

Jamal Johnson
55 meters in 7.60
200 meters in 28.05
Long Jump in 15ft 8

Amine Hafhid
shot put in 32 ft 9 7.5 personal record

Yireh Sanchez
55 meters in 9.05
800 meters in 3:34.93 personal record

Chelsea Iyere
55 meters in 8.84 personal record
200 meters in 32.10  personal record


Deaf Russian fighter won on the undercard of McGregor

newspaper posting

Russian mixed martial arts fighter Askar Askarov spent his second fight in
the UFC. Askarov spoke on the undercard superduel McGregor – serron in Las
Vegas on the UFC 246 and by unanimous decision won over Russian Tim
Elliott– 29:28, 30:27, 30:27. Recall that in the main event of the evening
McGregor knocked out serron at the 40th second of the first round. It was
the first fighting Irish in 2018. Video knockout McGregor – serron is on
our website.

For Askarov, this is the first victory in the UFC. All in the octagon he
scored 11 wins, another fight ended in a draw.


random deafsports talk

When a tournament takes place in any sport, it is very important
that the media crew know what they were doing. Everyone makes
mistakes and when a score is transposed, it may lead to confusion.

End of subject and on to Clerc 2021!




DeafDigest Sports – January 19, 2020

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— basketball scores

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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 01/19/20

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Clerc updates

boys’ championship
Maryland 54 Model 49

note – from an observer:
Model’s Wojnar hit buzzer beater 3 to send game to OT. He ran off a screen &
re-screen play that was most impressive.

girls’ championship
Texas 36 Maryland 21

girls’ semi finals (completion of game that was halted due to wet surface)
Texas 38 Indiana 35 (game resulted with Texas holding a 7-2 lead)

Boys’ finishers
1. Maryland
2. Model
3. Texas
4. Fremont
5. Riverside
6. Fanwood
7. Florida
8. Indiana

Girls’ finishers
1. Texas
2. Maryland
3. Indiana
4. Riverside
5. Fremont
6. Wisconsin
7. Model
8. Florida

caution:  DeafDigest Sports editor has doubts if the #5 through
#8 girls finishers is correct.

If no one confirms the #5 through #8 listings then DeafDigest
Sports assumes it is correct as is.


Gallaudet women’s basketball

Gallaudet gets tripped up by Penn St.-Berks on the road

Gallaudet University led for the majority of Saturday’s road contest at
Penn St.-Berks but the host Nittany Lions rallied in the second half to
win, 71-61, in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) women’s
basketball game.


Gallaudet men’s basketball

Kelly nets 29 as Bison and Nittany Lions combine for 26 3-pointers

The Bison lost by eight, 89-81, to Penn St.-Berks


Gallaudet men’s swimming

Bison win four events, set many personal best times against Penn St.-Altoona

The Gallaudet University men’s swimming program got back into the pool
here Friday night and lost a non-conference meet at Penn St.-Altoona,


Gallaudet women’s swimming

Gallaudet edged by Penn St.-Altoona, 114-109

The Gallaudet University women’s swimming program narrowly lost its Friday
night non-conference meet at Penn St.-Altoona as the host Lions won,


Arizona boys’ basketball

ASDB 45 vs PDSD 42

Record 7-11


Maryland boys’ basketball

January 18, 2020

Clerc Classic XX
Indiana School for the Deaf – Indianapolis, IN
(Championship Game)

Maryland School for the Deaf vs. Model Secondary School for the Deaf

MSD    –  13  12     8  11   10   =   54
MSSD  –  11    7   17    9     5   =   49

Halftime –  MSD led 25-18

Ethan Sheppeck – 15 points
Jory Valencia – 2 points
Miguel Pavao – 8 points
Jaden Joseph – 5 points
Enow Otto – 14 points
Zion Ortiz – 10 points

Team Total FG:  22
Team Total 3FG:  2 (Ortiz, Pavao)
Team Total FT:  8-21

Joshua Wojnar – 5 points
Joshua Kinner – 4 points
Olajuwon Waddell – 14 points
Jeremiah Deans – 18 points
Austin Baker – 4 points
Zachary Bippus – 4 points

Team Total FG:  18
Team Total 3FG:  4 (Bippus, Deans, Waddell, Wojnar)
Team Total FT:  9-11

MSD captures third straight Clerc Classic boys basketball championships and
seventh overall (2007, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020) in school
history. It’s the first time in 20 years of boys basketball tournament that a
school won three consecutive years.

Miguel Pavao was named Most Valuable Player of the Clerc Classic XX. Enow Otto
and Ethan Sheppeck selected to the Clerc Classic XX All-Tournament team.

We would like to give special recognition to the Indiana School for the Deaf for
a wonderful hospitality and very successful tournament through the weekend.

Record:  12-3


Maryland girls’ basketball

January 18, 2020

High School Varsity Girls Basketball
Game #16

Clerc Classic XX
Indiana School for the Deaf – Indianapolis, IN

Maryland School for the Deaf vs. Texas School for the Deaf

MSD –    6     2    3   10  =      21
TSD –    13   10   6    7   =      36


C. Lummer – 12 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 assist, 1 block
C. Salit – 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist
H. Weiss – 1 point, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist
S. Herzig-Wilcox – 2 points, 1 rebound
Ar. Zfati – 2 rebounds, 2 steals

Team FG: 7
Team 3-FG: 1 (Salit)
Team FT: 6-9


A. Elkie – 2 points
A. Harlicker – 2 points
K. Bumbala – 7 points
J. Rocha – 2 points
B. Leiker – 12 points
M. Kelley – 11 points

Team FG: 16
Team 3-FG: 1 (Bumbala)
Team FT: 3-4

Record: 12-4


Phoenix Basketball

PDSD (6-10) 39, Arizona (0-5) 19

Arizona (7-12) 45, PDSD (2-15) 42


Tennessee basketball


Jellico 68 Tennessee 6


Jellico 92 Tennessee 34


random deafsports talk

part of a posting

The conversations about hand signals and sign stealing have resurfaced an
old baseball legend: That hand signs, as we know them, were popularized by
deaf baseball players in the 1880’s.

The legend
There are two baseball players involved in this legend. The first is Ed
“Dummy” Dundon, who played in the early 1800s and is thought to be the
first deaf player to umpire a professional baseball game, in 1886. The
second is William “Dummy” Hoy, who started his career a few years later.
(A note: Yes, such offensive nicknames were commonplace at the time.)

Both players were deaf and used hand signs to communicate with their
teammates. Around the 1950s, Hoy started getting credit for popularizing
the use of hand signals as a strategic form of communication. Like so many
baseball legends, the story stuck, and is the type of secondhand
information forever knocking around in the brains of the sport’s biggest

Did Hoy invent these signs? Or was Dundon the first one with these

Everyone knows who Hoy was. Practically no one knows who Dundon
was (as the first deaf major leaguer!




DeafDigest Sports – January 18, 2020

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— referees stop the Indiana vs Texas girls’ semi finals game!

— Clerc results; game winner with two seconds remaining

— basketball scores


2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 01/18/20

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1st time for everything

The referees suspended the girl’s semi-final game w/2:56 remaining in the
first quarter of play. Texas 7 Indiana 2. A new schedule will be created
for tmrw w/the git’s semi’s & championship being on the same day.

With a snow & ice storm predicted for tonight, salt was added to the
asphalt in the parking lots & driveways of the campus. Fans walked w/their shoes
into the gym & along the sidelines to their seats. Players began slipping
and falling this afternoon. A female referee went down tonight & hurt
herself.  Before the final game, Random carpets w/rubber backing were
interspersed along the sideline opposite the scores table. In the final
game the players went down in the same area. The lead official called the


Clerc championship semi finals

Model 34 Texas 29
Maryland 46 Fremont 44

Model vs Maryland for the championship today

Texas 7 Indiana 2 (game stopped; see above story)
Maryland 61 Riverside 29

Maryland vs winner of Texas/Indiana for the championship today


Alabama basketball

Lady Warriors 42  Victory Christian 30
Winterboro 24  Lady Warriors 64

Season record: 8 – 10

Silent Warriors 55  Victory Christian 37
Winterboro 68  Silent Warriors 34

Season record: 11 – 7


Lexington girls’ basketball

January 17, 2020
Game #17

Lexington at Avenues

LEX – 2 – 8 – 6 – 9 = 25
AVE -20-13- 8 – 6 = 47

Brianna R. – 17 pts, 15 rebounds,2 steals
Alexandra Q. – 4 pts, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block
Vanessa R. – 2 pts, 1 rebound, 1 assist
Alisa T. – 2 pts, 1 rebound, 1 steal
Lawryn H. – 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals
Keferny M. – 2 rebounds
Ohenewaa A. – 2 rebounds, 1 assist

Record: 10 – 5


Maryland SD Boys’ Basketball – Game #14

January 17, 2020

Clerc Classic XX
Indiana School for the Deaf – Indianapolis, IN
(Semifinal Game)

Maryland School for the Deaf vs. California School for the Deaf, Fremont

CSDF –  10   10  10   14   =  44
MSD   –   5    16   12  13   =  46

Halftime –  MSD led 21-20

Ethan Sheppeck – 12 points
Jory Valencia – 2 points
Miguel Pavao – 10 points, 8 rebounds
Jaden Joseph – 7 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists
Enow Otto – 8 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block
Zion Ortiz – 7 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals

Team Total FG:  20
Team Total 3FG:  1 (Ortiz)
Team Total FT:  5-11

Enos Zornoza – 4 points
Jaylen Johnson – 11 points
Bryan Saechao – 6 points
Miles Gonzalez – 5 points
Robert Gregor – 8 points
Jaden Reader – 10 points

Team Total FG:  19
Team Total 3FG:  1 (Johnson)
Team Total FT: 5-10

MSD’s Jaden Joseph hits the game winning shot with 2 seconds on the clock to
give MSD a 46-44 victory over CSD-Fremont.

MSD will play against the #1 seed, Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) in
the Clerc Classic XX championship game tomorrow at 6:15pm EST. MSSD Eagles beat
Texas School for the Deaf, 37-29 in another semifinal game.

Record:  11-3


Maryland girls’ basketball

MSD GBB: Game #15 vs California School for the Deaf: Riverside

January 17, 2020

High School Varsity Girls Basketball

Game #15

Clerc Classic XX

Indiana School for the Deaf – Indianapolis, IN


Maryland School for the Deaf vs. California School for the Deaf, Riverside.

MSD –   12   14   9    6 =      41

CSDR –  6     5    4   14  =     29


C. Lummer – 8 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals

C. Salit – 16 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists

H. Weiss – 2 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist

A. Cohen – 2 points

S. Herzig-Wilcox – 8 points, 2 steals, 3 assists

Ar. Zfati – 5 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists

Team FG: 17

Team 3-FG: 4 ( 3 Salit, 1 Ar. Zfati)

Team FT: 3-3


C. Andrade – 2 points

G. Visco – 8 points

J. Zarembka – 4 points

B. Goldstein – 14 points

Team FG: 13

Team 3-FG: 0

Team FT: 3-7

Record: 12-3

MSD will play against the winner of Texas School for the Deaf/Indiana School for
the Deaf in the Championship game 8:00pm EST tomorrow evening – Saturday,
January 18.


Maryland indoor track

Indoor track meet at Mercersburg Academy
Academy Indoor Track and Field meets today.
It was my pleasure to see our 4 athletes
performed their events well and in improvement
for their personal records.

Chelsea Iyere ran in 55 meters and 200 meters
8.84 in 55 meters
31.14 in 200 meters

Jamal Johnaon
7.60 in 55 meters
28.14 in 200 meters

Amine Hafhid
32fr 9 3/4 in Shot Put

Yireh Sanchez
3:34 in 800 meters


Phoenix basketball

Salome (10-0) 48, PDSD (5-9) 11
San Pasqual (7-1) 59, PDSD (5-10) 26

Salome (4-4) 53, PDSD (2-13) 34
San Pasqual (6-3) 73, PDSD (2-14) 55


Rhode Island basketball

RISD Basketball Recaps 1/17/2020

RISD Girls Basketball
Our RISD Girls Basketball team had our first home game of the 2020 season
against Sophia Academy. Even though we lost a starter, our girls remained focus
on the task at hand, and that was to continue our strong season. We jumped out
to a strong first half en route to a 17-5 halftime lead.

In the second half, our coaches decided to rotate in players, throwing everybody
into new positions and using our younger players in game scenarios. The girls
continued to play strong as 6 out of 7 player who suited up was able to score.
Our RISD girls won 35-15 in an outstanding team effort.

SA –      5   10  – 15
RISD – 17  18  – 35

Melissa E-G. – 14 Points, 7 Rebounds
Yasmin S. – 10 Points, 6 Assists, 4 Steals
Olivia C. – 5 Points, 12 Rebounds, 6 Steals

RISD Girls Basketball Record: 4-2
Next Game: Tuesday, January 21 vs. American School for the Deaf

RISD Boys Basketball

Our RISD Roosters basketball team traveled to Marie Philip School to make up our
game from last month that was cancelled due to the snow. With one starter back,
our team is slowly but surely returning to full strength and our goal is always
to strive to improve and prepare ourselves for the ESDAA Division 2 Boys
Basketball Tournament next month. MPS jumped out to a 26-9 halftime lead and
continued their run in the second half, winning by the final score of 62-17.

RISD – 9  8  – 17
MPS – 26  36 – 62

Jayden E. – 10 Points, 7 Rebounds
Howard V. – 7 Points

RISD Boys Basketball Record: 2-4
Next Game: Tuesday, January 21 vs. American School for the Deaf


Texas sports

Clerc Classic Opening Round –

Boys Basketball
#4 Texas, 52  vs #5 Indiana, 42

Record: 15-5

Next opponent: #1 Model at 5:00 pm.

Girls Basketball
#1 Texas, 47 vs #8 Wisconsin, 12

Record: 23-2

Next opponent: #4 Indiana at 6:30 pm.


Wrestling Senior Night featured Tri-Match between Veritas, New Braunfels
Christian Academy and Texas School for the Deaf (NBCA)

Texas defeated NBCA 78-6
Texas defeated Veritas 72-9


random deafsports talk

Yesterday, it was next to impossible to get the Clerc

Things have improved a lot yesterday.

Thank you, Indiana SD students for making these improvements.

They were responsible for the tournament media.




DeafDigest Sports – January 17, 2020

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— Clerc results

— basketball scores

— volleyball Spike Out invitation

— pro MMA fighter


2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 01/17/20

go to:


Division 1 & 2 Spike Out volleyball tournament

Maryland School for the Deaf will host both Division 1 & 2 Spike Out
tournament on October 2-3, 2020.

Please contact Andy Bonheyo  at andy.bonheyo@msd.edu if you
want to send your team to the tournament


Clerc scores

Model beat Fanwood
Texas beat Indiana
Fremont beat Florida (OT)
Maryland beat Riverside

boys’ semi finals today
Model vs Texas
Fremont vs Maryland

losing boys teams go to consolation rounds

Texas beat Wisconsin
Indiana beat Model
Riverside beat Florida
Maryland beat Fremont

girls’ semi finals today
Texas vs Indiana
Riverside vs Maryland

losing girls teams go to consolation rounds


Arizona boys’ basketball

ASDB 57 to Immaculate Heart 52

Record 6-11

Next vs PDSD


Colorado basketball scores


CSDB 11 vs Antonio 45


CSDB 54 vs Antonio 55 OT


Fremont Girls Basketball

CSD held Maryland to only 38 points, but needed to generate more offense.
Talia Boren led CSD w/10 points. Jhada Meyer continued to dominate the
boards leading all w/9 rebounds in the 32-38 point defeat. Citrine Lummer
Crystal Salit led Maryland each scoring 14 points.

Fremont faces Florida in a coast to coast battle Friday morning @ 9:30 AM.


Lexington Boys Basketball

Game #13 January 16th, 2020

Lexington vs Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Lexington 53
PSD 26

Jayden O. – 14 pts
Alex D. – 10 pts
Adem M. – 9 pts

Record: 6 – 7


Lexington Girls Basketball

January 16, 2020Game #14

Pennsylvania School for the Deaf at Lexington

PSD – 3 – 5 – 5 – 10 = 23
LEX -10 – 6 – 6 –  7 = 29

LEX led at Halftime: 16 – 8

Ava V. – 8 pts, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block
Brianna R. – 7 pts, 9 rebounds, 3 steals
Alexandra Q. – 6 pts, 12 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block
Lawryn H. – 5 pts, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals
Julianna V. – 3 pts, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals

Record: 10 – 4


Maryland girls’ basketball

MSD GBB: Game #14 vs California School for the Deaf: Fremont

January 16, 2020

High School Varsity Girls Basketball

Game #14

Clerc Classic XX

Indiana School for the Deaf – Indianapolis, IN


Maryland School for the Deaf vs. California School for the Deaf,

MSD –   12   3   11   12 =      38

CSDF  –  3   7    8   14  =     32


C. Lummer – 14 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist

C. Salit – 14 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, 4 assists

H. Weiss – 4 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal

B. Finkle – 5 rebounds, 2 steals

A. Cohen – 1 assist

S. Herzig-Wilcox – 3 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist

Al. Zfati – 1 steal

Ar. Zfati – 3 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal, 2 assists

N. Whittaker – 1 rebound

Team FG: 14

Team 3-FG: 2 ( 1 Salit, 1 Lummer)

Team FT: 8-24


E. Biser – 6 points

S. Sams – 4 points

T. Boren – 10 points

J. Locatelli – 4 points

J. Meyer – 8 points

Team FG: 12

Team 3-FG: 0

Team FT: 8-18

Record: 11-3

MSD will play against the California School for the Deaf: Riverside
in the semifinal game at 12:30pm PT / 3:30pm EST tomorrow evening –
Friday, January 17.


Maryland SD Boys’ Basketball – Game #13

January 16, 2020

Clerc Classic XX
Indiana School for the Deaf – Indianapolis, IN
(Quarterfinal Game)

Maryland School for the Deaf vs. California School for the Deaf, Riverside

CSDR –     4   8     6    7   =  25
MSD   –   24  24   10  15   =  73

Halftime –  MSD led 48-12

Ethan Sheppeck – 8 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists
Nathan Sheppeck – 3 points
Jory Valencia – 16 points, 3 rebounds
Miguel Pavao – 14 points, 12 rebounds
Ethan Guettler – 3 points, 5 rebounds
Jaden Joseph – 7 points, 6 rebounds, 6 steals, 4 assists, 1 block
Enow Otto – 8 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, 1 block
Zion Ortiz – 3 points, 3 steals
Jamaal Porter – 2 point, 5 rebounds
Amaree McKenstry – 9 points, 5 rebounds

Team Total FG:  30
Team Total 3FG:  7 (Valencia 3, Guettler, Pavao, Ortiz, Na. Sheppeck)
Team Total FT:  6-11

Felix Gonzales – 2 points
Tristian Hencker – 1 point
Trevin Adams – 5 points
David Figueroa – 4 points
Dylan Eveland – 8 points
Christian Jimenez – 5 points

Team Total FG:  11
Team Total 3FG:  1 (Jimenez)
Team Total FT: 2-9

MSD will play against the California School for the Deaf, Fremont in the
semifinal game tomorrow at 2:00pm EST. CSD-Fremont beat Florida School for the
Deaf, 50-45, in a thrilling overtime game.

Record:  10-3


New Jersey boys basketball

Mksd lost to UCA. 41-27

We were so cold in for the first three quarters then 4 th quarter we came
back ferociously but time was expired.  Proud of players !
Nasir Gurganus leads team scoring 18 points

Our record 4-5


Pennsylvania boys’ basketball

PSD Boys Basketball game result @ Lexington, 1/16/2020

1/16/20, Thursday, PSD boys played against Lexington. Lex already attacked PSD
when started game, they lead in the halftime 25-8. They continue on the fire to
the end game, we lost 26-53.

Jacob Cross 8 pts, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.
Hazim Haroun 8 pts, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.
Michael Greco 3 pts, 1 rebound, and 1 block
Darnell Godbolt 4 pts, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 steal.
Aquil Roane 2 pts, 3 blocks.
Hazma Abuldsalam 1 pt

Record: 1-6

Next 2 games on 1/24/20, Friday @ Rhode Island School for the Deaf and 1/25/20,
Saturday @ American School for the Deaf.


Pennsylvania girls’ basketball

1/16/20, Thursday, PSD Lady Panthers played against Lexington School for
the Deaf.  In the first half, Lexington took the lead and ended the first
half 8-16.  In the second half, the Lady Panthers made a comeback but fell
short losing 23-29.

Maysan Id-deen: 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 3 blocks

Natalya Gilmore: 5 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block

Gia DiGicomo: 4 points, 4 steals, 1 block

Sarah Mitchell: 4 points, 2 rebounds, 4 steals

Mecca Scott: 2 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 6 steals

Record 4-3

Next 2 games on 1/24/20, Friday @ Rhode Island School for the Deaf and
1/25/20, Saturday @ American School for the Deaf


Rochester boys’ basketball

1/15 vs NYSSD

RSD      52

Bode Aggas – 23 pts 18 rebs
Luke Marcus – 8 pts

1/16 vs BVM

BVM     49
RSD .   68

Bode Aggas – 29 pts 19 rebs
Mikalo Malone – 22 pts 14 rebs

Team Record – 4-8


South Carolina girls’ basketball

January 14, 2020
Dixie 53

January 16, 2020
Ware Shoals 11

Record 0-10


Washington basketball

WSD Girls and Boys Basketball Scores: 1/9/20

Lady Terriers 31 @ Fort Vancouver 24

WSD – 10-7-4-10

Record 2-7 (League 0-3)

Jennifer Tudor – 12

Emma McKinney – 8

LeAnna Clearbrook

Janet Tuz-Manrique – 9

Juliana Sanchez

Lora Torres – 2

Ella Stromberg

Alondra Lopez-Alcaraz

Ashley Balcazar

Yarizbeth Aparicio

FTV – 8-6-6-4

Terriers 65 @ Fort Vancouver 52

WSD – 12-20-16-17

Record 3-5 (League 1-3)

Ramon Varaja

Wylee Rogers – 24

Osvaldo Cruz

Jose Ramirez – 14

Jace Lewandowski – 3

Juan Ramirez – 22

Kevin Diaz

Kwabena White Star

Tye Gonzalez – 2

FTV – 7-6-18-21


Washington football

part of newspaper story

The Washington School for the Deaf won the sportsmanship award presented
by the Evergreen Football Officials Association.


Russian deaf MMA fighter

part of newspaper story


“I want to show that impossible is nothing, and with hard work and
dedication you could achieve everything in life.”

If fighting hometown favorites Brandon Moreno in Mexico City or Tim
Elliott in Las Vegas is an added stress for rising flyweight star Askar
Askarov, it’s not.

“For me, each fight is like a sparring session because I have trouble with
my hearing,” said Askarov. “I cannot hear the boos and the crowd itself;
that’s why I’m always calm.”

That was evident throughout his exciting three-rounder with Moreno in
September, where both 125-pounders left it all in the Octagon before a
draw verdict was rendered. For Askarov, it wasn’t his favorite
performance, but he did keep his unbeaten record intact with a fight that
made an immediate impression on UFC fans.

“The most important lesson I took from my UFC debut is that you have to
come to Mexico in advance to get used to the climate and get comfortable,
in general,” said the 10-0-1 Askarov. “I was 100 percent ready and I wish
I could show my whole skill set, but it is what it is, and we are moving

“Forward” is this Saturday’s showdown with Elliott in a bout that could
very well steal the show from the bigger names on the UFC 246 card. Las
Vegas is a long way from the village where Askarov grew up in Dagestan,
but he won’t forget where he came from or how it affected what he does

“My village has a population of one thousand,” said Askarov, who found his
way as a youngster to the only wrestling gym in town. “I always was into
combat sports so I guess there was no way I wouldn’t do wrestling.”

It soon became a way of life of Askarov, a place where the partially deaf
wrestler could compete on a level playing field. And even while spending
most of his free time on the mats, he saw wrestling as a way to another
sport down the line.

“We have a lot of Dagestani guys in the UFC today maybe because of our
history and culture,” said Askarov. “Fighting is in our DNA.”

And it was certainly in the DNA of Askarov, who won several titles in
wrestling, grappling and MMA, chief among them the Deaflympics wrestling
title in 2017.


random deafsports talk

Clerc time is going on right now.


Sorry, the scores as posted on the
Clerc web site were so tiny that not even
a good magnifying glass would show it.

Everyone with normal eyeglasses can read
8 point fonts. The posted scores seemed to
be one point or two point in font size!




DeafDigest Sports – January 16, 2020

for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:

— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball scores

— volleyball Spike Out invitation

— wrestling update

— Gallaudet basketball, men defeats a winning team


2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 01/16/20

go to:


Division 1 & 2 Spike Out volleyball tournament

Maryland School for the Deaf will host both Division 1 & 2 Spike Out
tournament on October 2-3, 2020.

Please contact Andy Bonheyo  at andy.bonheyo@msd.edu if you
want to send your team to the tournament


Gallaudet men’s basketball

Inspired Bison come through with 67-65 win

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball held on to defeat
Penn St.-Abington here Wednesday evening in the Field House as the Bison
prevailed 67-65 in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game. The
Bison played inspired on the one-year anniversary of the passing of
longtime assistant coach  John Charles “Bird” Perry, ’96.

Gallaudet (2-11, 2-2 NEAC) came out on fire and scored the first eight
points and 18 of the first 23 points as the Bison led 18-5  just five
minutes into the contest. Senior guard Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.)
netted 16 of his game-high 22 points during that run. Valencia was a
perfect 5-for-5 from 3-point range and even converted a 4-point play after
he made a 3-pointer and got fouled at the 15:04 mark.

Penn St.-Abington (7-6, 2-2 NEAC) contained Valencia for the remainder of
the game but his backcourt partner Preston Kelly (Fishers, Ind.) kept pace
and scored 15 of his 21 points in the first half. The Nittany Lions slowly
chipped away at the Bison lead and was able to cut the margin down to
four, 35-31, by halftime.

In the second half, the Nittany Lions took a brief two-point lead, 41-39,
at the 14:34 mark before Gallaudet went on an 11-0 run to regain the lead
for good.

Penn St.-Abington had two chances to win the game in the waning seconds
but both 3-point shots didn’t fall.

always great to defeat a winning team. Abington was 7-5 prior to the
game with Gallaudet.


Gallaudet women’s basketball

Game slips away from Gallaudet in final minute

WASHINGTON – This is a game the Gallaudet University women’s basketball
team wishes it could go back and replay the final minute of regulation.

The Bison held a five-point lead over Penn St.-Abington in a key North
Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) South Division game here Wednesday
night in the Field House with 52 seconds left. A costly Bison foul led to
two made free throws and a missed Gallaudet jump shot gave the Nittany
Lions a chance to tie it on a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left. GU missed a
final shot, with four seconds left, as the teams went into overtime
knotted at 62.

This was the first overtime game for Gallaudet (4-8, 2-2 NEAC) and Penn
St.-Abington (5-7, 3-1 NEAC) this season as the Nittany Lions won, 77-74.


Arizona boys’ basketball

ASDB 31 vs. Valleyunion 41

Record 5-11


Colorado basketball


CSDB 16  Edison 63


CSDB 31  Edison 41


Maryland wrestling

V.S. St. John Catholic Prep & Georgetown Day School

Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) 48 vs StJohn’s Catholic Prep (SJCP) 22

106: Peter Thang (MSD) pinned over Keller Newman (SJCP) (Fall 0:35) 113: Andrew
Elspas (SJCP) pinned over Aidan Moose (MSD) (Fall 0:50)
126: Tha Moe (MSD) over Emma Hutchens (SJCP) (Fall 3:42) 138: Michael Williams
(MSD) over Brady Clifford (SJCP) (Fall 1:06)
145: Colton Bazalewski (MSD) pinned over Zach Lorenzo (SJCP) (Fall 1:45)
152: Alexsander Raimundo (MSD) forfeit over (SJCP)
160: Tiernan O`Rourke (SJCP) pinned over Kenny Bissainthe (MSF) (MD 17-6)
170: Nathan Elspas (SJCP) forfeit over (MSD)
182: Calvin Johnson (MSD) pinned over Devon Thompson (SJCP) (Fall 0:52)
195: Truth Dorsette (MSD) forfeit over Roberto Cortes (SJCP) (Fall 2:22)
220: Joey Martin (SJCP) forfeit over (MSD)
285: Gabriel ASANTE kWAKYE (MSD) pinned over Alex Grutzkuhn (SJCP) (Fall 0:36)

Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) 33 vs Georgetown Day School (GDS) 30

106: Aidan Moose (MSD) forfeit over (GDS)
113: Adam Harris (GDS) pinned over Peter Thang (MSD) (Fall 2:47)
126: Emma Joseph (GDS) forfeit over (MSD)
132: William Edwards (GDS) forfeit over (MSD)
138: Henry Tucker (GDS) pinned over Michael Williams (MSD) (Fall 3:02)
145: Kenny Bissainthe (MSD) forfeit over (GDS)
152: Colton Bazalewski (MSD) won over Daniel Velvel (GDS) (Dec 9-5)
160: Alexsander Raimundo (MSD) pinned over Daniel Velvel (GDS) (Fall 1:10)
182: Calvin Johnson (MSD) forfeit over (GDS)
195: Saul Atwood (GDS) over Truth Dorsette (MSD) (Fall 1:22)
285: Gabriel ASANTE kWAKYE (MSD) forfeit over (GDS)


New Jersey boys’ basketball team

We lost today to a great team Warren tech. They got all big boys and a
very fast team. I give my hat to them

Score 41-81
Nasir Gurganus leads the team 22 points
Christian Ayers 9 points

4-4 record


New Mexico basketball

V boys


To’Hajiilee 64

NMSD Earned their first win of 2020 by defeating the host Warriors in a game
they led from the start. Showing am much improved defense, the Roadrunners has
leads as large as 15 and 18 before allowing the hosts to come close.

Senior Luis Villalobos had 32 points and 13 rebounds to pace the 7-3
Roadrunners. Sophomore Bruce Brewer had a near quadruple-double with 23 points,
5 rebounds, 12 assists and 10 steals. Freshman post Kieran Vollmar had 8 points
and 4 rebounds against the much taller Warriors.

Thursday, NMSD travels to Pine Hill in a rematch of last week tight loss.

V girls


Tohajiilee 59

Our Roadrunners basketball team lost to To’Hajiilee with a final score of 59-21.
We had a strong start with a score of 4-5 by the end of first quarter, but we
could not keep up with their offense. Our top scorers include Victoria Baca with
a score of 11, Andrea Leyba with a score of 4, and Stacy Vargas with a score of
3. Sophia Martinez made one block and one steal. Mya Malone did not play
tonight, since she was sick. We look forward to a rematch with them later this
season with a full team.

MS boys


SF Waldorf 31

MS Basketball game yesterday’s performance was better than last Thursday’s game.
Our team is improving every game. Yesterday game, they play hard until the 4th
quarter-end. Our team is a winner in our hearts because we work hard and play
hard. We lost to Waldorf, 31 to 10.


South Carolina boys’ basketball

Dixie 62

0-9 record


Tenneessee basketball


Greenback 68 Tennessee 6


Greenback 52 Tennessee 48


random deafsports talk

what is the criteria, according to DeafDigest
Sports editor, when a deaf team defeats a
hearing team in any sport?

Does the hearing team have a losing record
(a weak team) or a winning record (a strong
team) or a break-even or near-break even
record (a pesky team)?

This has always been the criteria for years!



Deaf College athletes

fall season college athletes:

American Rivers College – Emily Wright, fr, volleyball
Bakersfield College – Adolfo Escudero-Mendoza, fr, cross country
Ball State, Brayden Johnson, upcoming fr, football 
Bethany Lutheran – Wesley Shade, jr, soccer
Buena Vista – Victoria Hodge, fr, women’s cross country
Centre – Gracie Fitzgerald, rising so, women’s soccer
College of the Desert – Marlin Bravo, fr, women’s soccer
Colorado – Jash Allen, football, SO
DePaul – Eddie Perry, rising so, men’s soccer
Drake – Ross Kennedy, so, football
Endicott – Sean Stoeppel, rising sophomore, men’s soccer
George Washington – Tom Cooklin, fr, men’s soccer
Glenville – Jacob Hartman, incoming fr, football
Hancock College – Crystal Sanchez, fr, women’s cross country
IPFW – Bailie Brown, incoming FR, cross country
Lipscomb – Grant Mason, incoming FR, cross country
Mary Hardin-Baylor – Khevon Shepard, FR, football
Misericordia – Kaitlyn Weatherby, sr, women’s swimming
Memphis – Caroline Duncan, so, women’s socer
Murray State – Sam Forden, jr, football
Nebraska – Todd Honas, rising sophomore, football
North Central College – Reagan Raymer, rising sophomore, volleyball
Oklahoma – Ferran Calvo, sr, men’s tennis
Oklahoma – Lauren McCutcheon, incoming fr 2020, volleyball
Oklahoma Baptist – Evan Allen, incoming FR, football
Penn State – Jonni Parker, FR, volleyball
Purdue-Fort Wayne – Bailie Brown, FR, women’s cross country
Redlands – Megan Houston, so, volleyball
Scranton – Claire Fitzpatrick, jr, women’s soccer
Southern Indiana – Ellie Tjelmeland, so, women’s cross country
Southwest Minnesota State – Aidan Mallory, fr, football
Tennessee – Gashaw Duhamel, so, cross country
Texas – Olivia Thompson, so, cross country
Truman State – Jaden Barr, so, football
Virginia Tech – Hannah Ballowe, 2019 incoming fr, women’s cross country
Wilkes – Madison Ensley, sr, field hockey


winter season collegiate athletes:

Aurora – Anders Lindgren, jr, men’s hockey
College of Canyons – Matt Flores, fr, men’s basketball
Davis, Univ of Cal – Rogers Printup, so, men’s basketball
Dominican – Samanatha Wessel, fr, women’s basketball
Ferrum – JD McMillin, fr, wrestling
Indiana Tech – Jason Boateng, fr, basketball
Iowa Lakes – Grayson Fries, fr, wrestling
Kentucky – Quade Green, fr, men’s basketball
Lakeland – Connor Ortman, fr, men’s basketball
Lipscomb – Grant Mason, rising so, indoor track
Louisiana State – Matthew Klotz, rising jr, swimming
Milwaukee School of Engineering – Garrett Gintoli, sr, hockey
Minot State – Tyler Sharron, rising sophomore, wrestling
Murray State College (2-year program) – Kelsey Johnson, fr, women’s basketball
Northern New Mexico – Deven Thompson, fr, men’s basketball
Red River College (Canada, 2-year college) – Evan Husack, fr, men’s volleyball
Renselaer Poly – Jessica Kugelman, rising junior, diving
Southern Illinois University – Grace Hale, fr, women’s swimming
St. Thomas Aquinas – Missy Sadler, so, women’s basketball
Tennessee – Gashaw Duhamel, so, indoor track
U of Southern Maine – Johnny Kyte, so, hockey
West Georgia – Tajah Fraley, fr, men’s basketball
Wooster – Molly Likins, so, women’s swimming

spring season collegiate athletes:
Bakersfield College – Adolfo Escudero-Mendoza, fr, track
Bloomsburg – Anthony Viggiano, incoming FR 2019, baseball
Colorado State – Haley Donaldson, rising JR, softball
Connecticut – Katherine Parker, fr, women’s lacrosse
Crowder Commnity College – Baylor Miles, fr, softball
Eastern Michigan – Lauren Holdsworth, fr, softball
Hinds Community College – Kenmarkis Meeks, fr, men’s track
IPFW – Bailie Brown, incoming FR, track
Lewis – Dara Sanders, jr, softball
Lenoir-Rhyne – Teanna Sieben, fr, women’s lacrosse
Lipscomb – Grant Mason, fr, track
Mary’s – Kasidy Chileen, so, softball
Missouri Western – Jordan Garr, so, men’s track
Newberry – Danton Hyman, jr, baseball
NJIT – Griffin Martin, fr, men’s lacrosse
North Alabama – Taryn Simmons, JR, women’s golf
North Central College – Reagan Raymer, fr, softball
Norwich – Adele Cousland, fr, softball
Oklahoma – Ferran Calvo, sr, men’s tennis
Old Dominion – John Keene, fr, baseball
Oregon State – Payton Goodrich, incoming 2018 FR, softball
Pacific University of Oregon – Kaylie Martindale, incoming FR 2019 softball
Purdue-Fort Wayne – Bailie Brown, FR, women’s track
Princeton, Dayo Abeeb, incoming FR, 2019, men’s track
Redlands – Sadie Pickering, so, women’s lacrosse
Siena Heights – Taylor Mowery, fr, softball
South Dakota State – True Thorne, fr, women’s track
Southern Indiana – Ellie Tjelmeland, so, women’s track
St. Thomas Aquinas – Missy Sadler, so, softball
Tennessee – Gashaw Duhamel, FR, track
Tennessee – Cailin Hannon, JR, softball
Texas – Olivia Thompson, so, track
Texas, Arlington – Gareth Ashton, fr, men’s track
Texas Lutheran – Haley Padilla, incoming FR 2018, softball
Troy – Chase Smartt, jr, baseball
Utica – Rob Bibisi, jr, baseball
Virginia Tech – Hannah Ballowe, 2019 incoming fr, women’s track
Washington College – Kelin McCloskey, jr, women’s rowing
Wilkes – Madison Ensley, so, softball




DeafDigest Sports – January 15, 2020

for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:

— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball scores

— volleyball Spike Out invitation


2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 01/15/20

go to:


Division 1 & 2 Spike Out volleyball tournament

Maryland School for the Deaf will host both Division 1 & 2 Spike Out
tournament on October 2-3, 2020.

Please contact Andy Bonheyo  at andy.bonheyo@msd.edu if you
want to send your team to the tournament


Colorado basketball

Csdb 54 Miami Yoder 50

Csdb girls lost 34-12 to Miami Yoder.

Luis Blandon Romero-17 points. 7-11 FG. 3-6 FT. 5 rebounds 2 assists 2
steals 1 turnover one block.

Angel Lopez- 9 points. 4-8 FG. 1-2 FT. 9 points. One rebound. Two

Daniel Cruz- 6 points. 3-6 FG. 10 rebounds. 2 assists. 1 steal. 1 block. 6

Vinny Garcia- 6 points. 2-6 FG. 2-2 FT. 2 rebounds. 2 assists. 3 steals. 1

Issac Rodriguez- 14 points. 6-7 FG. 1-2 FT. One 3 point made. 4 rebounds.
One assist. One steal. 2 blocks. Two turnovers.

Jonah- 1-1 FG. 2 points.

Team FG 23-39
Team FT 7-12
Team 3pt FG 1-5 (Rodriguez)


Fremont boys’ basketball

Jan 14 – 3rd League Game

Fremont Christian 29
CSD 68

CSD is now 10-2 (2-1). The team is traveling to Indiana for Clerc Classic
XX as the #3 seed to play #6 Florida on Jan 16.


Fremont Girls’ Basketball

Talia Boren led CSD w/10 points & 9 rebounds in a 30-39 point loss to
hometown rival Fremont Christian. Had a Meyer had 10 rebounds for the
before boarding the plane for Clerc Classic. See you in Indy!


Lexington Girls Basketball

January 14, 2020 Game #13

Lexington at Martin Luther

LEX – 11 – 8 – 12 – 4 = 35
ML   – 17-13 -18 – 5 = 48

ML led at Halftime: 30 – 19

Brianna R. – 13 pts, 12 rebounds, 1 steal
Ava V. – 11 pts, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals
Julianna V. – 6 pts, 2 rebounds, 1 block
Lawryn H. – 5 pts, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Alexandra Q. – 8 rebounds, 4 assists,
Keferny M. – 7 rebounds, 1 assist

Record: 9 – 4


Minnesota girls’ basketball

Lost to NOVA Classical Academy 30-56
Record 3-6

Our players did not box out throughout the game and the score showed that.
Otherwise, a great game. The box-outs hurt us with the other team’s size.

J. Johnson (#5)- 8 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block
D. Schwartz- 14 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks


Missouri boys’ basketball

Missouri school for the Deaf traveled to Highbee

January 14, 2020

Missouri School for the Deaf    13     14    16    12   = 55
Higbee                          20       9   18     24   = 71

Halftime Higbee lead 29 to 27.   Third quarter, We lead 35 to 34 in last 4
minutes but we did not catch up to a tie. End of  3rd quarter they lead 47 to


Jayden Riordan  26 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists

Mikal Meriwether 19 points and 17 points

Hezeki Smoot     6 points, 9 rebounds, and  4 steals

Record conf 3 – 4 overall 5 -4


Model Secondary School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Basketball


Date: Monday, January 13, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Result: Win

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 47

Berman Hebrew Academy: 42


Ohio boys’ basketball

January 11 results – OSD boys won both games against Western Penn. SD
(12:30pm) and Rochester SD (3:30pm)

OSD       18-30-42-54

WPSD    13-27-34-44

Record: 4-4

OSD       12-26-45-63

RSD        15-23-33-48

Record 5-4


Oklahoma girls’ basketball

OSD vs Ryan

OSD vs Life Christian

Our record is 6-9


Oklahoma boys basketball

January 13, 2020

Oklahoma – 64
Ryan – 60

Record: 7-7

January 14, 2020

Oklahoma – 70
Life Christian Academy – 36

Record: 8-7


Pennsylvania boys’ basketball

1/13/20, Monday, we traveled to Delaware School for the Deaf. We were in
the confidence to play and team work on the court. We got scores fast and
solid defense
until end of game. We won, 45-7.
Aquil Roane 18 pts, 7 rebounds, 6 blocks and 4 steals
Peter Dammer 6 pts, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 8 steals
Darnell Godbolt 6 pts 3 rebounds and 6 steals
Ronnie Lewis 8 pts 3 steals and 3 blocks
Jibreal Id-Deen 2 pts 3 rebounds and 2 steals
Alex Rivera 2 pts and 1 rebounds
Hamza Abdulsalam 3 pts 3 rebounds 1 steal and 1 block

Record: 2-5

Next game on 1/16/20, Thursday @ Lexington, 4:45 PM


Pennsylvania girls’ basketball

1/13/2020, Monday, the Lady Panthers traveled to Delaware School for the
Deaf.  The girls were able to take an early lead with fast breaks, great
defense, and a lot
of teamwork. The Lady Panthers maintained the lead throughout the whole
game and won 41-14.

Maysan Id-deen: 19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals

Gia DiGiacomo: 6 points, 1 steal, 2 rebounds, 2 assists

Natalya Gilmore: 2 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block

Ashley Lewis: 4 points, 3 rebounds

Sarah Mitchell: 6 points, 1 steal, 4 rebounds

Mecca Scott: 4 points, 3 steals 2 rebounds

Record: 4-2

Next game on 1/16/20, Thursday @ Lexington, 3:15 PM.


Phoenix basketball

Boys: Mohave (6-3) 68, PDSD (2-12) 17

Girls: Mohave (4-4) 49, PDSD (5-8) 20


Riverside Girls and Boys Basketball

We played United Christian Academy tonight.  Girls won 51-39 to remain
undefeated in league play.  Record: 13-2 (5-0).  Boys won 52-51 after being
down by 8 late in the game.  Record: 5-7 (3-2).  Next up: at Clerc Classic
in Indianapolis – girls vs. Florida and boys vs. Maryland.


Texas basketball

Boys Junior Varsity
Vanguard College Preparatory School, 29
Texas, 39

Record: 4-1

Boys Varsity
Vanguard College Preparatory School, 40
Texas, 34

Record: 14-5

Girls Varsity
Vanguard College Preparatory School, 16
Texas, 58

Record: 22-2


Western Pennsylvania girls’ basketball

WPSD Girls 20 to Harvest Baptist 28

Overall Record: 8-5


random deafsports talk

This is a true story. Bob Westermann was a first
year coach with the Model football team in 1977.

Model had a 3-5 record in its first season of
football, but they were winless against deaf
teams (0-3) but were able to defeat hearing
teams (3-2).

Bob and his coaching staff was puzzled why
they couldn’t defeat deaf teams that were
really not that much stronger than hearing

He then realized he did not hide his
sideline signals from the other deaf
teams. They were watching his signals
and making adjustments to foil Model!

Since that season, he and his staff
became more careful in hiding their
signals so that opposing teams cannot
spy on it.

Just almost immediately during the following
seasons Model became a national powerhouse
among deaf teams.

When asked about it, Bob was angry –
saying it is the coaches’ code of ethics
not to spy on signals from the other teams!

Deaf eyes. Hearing eyes – same thing,
to try to spy on other teams’ signals!

Well, the baseball electronic spying
scandal continues to another day.




DeafDigest Sports – January 14, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball scores

— volleyball Spike Out invitation


2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 01/14/20

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Division 1 & 2 Spike Out volleyball tournament

Maryland School for the Deaf will host both Division 1 & 2 Spike Out
tournament on October 2-3, 2020.

Please contact Andy Bonheyo  at andy.bonheyo@msd.edu if you
want to send your team to the tournament


Alabama basketball

at Arkansas Homecoming

Lady Warriors 41  Kentucky 10
Lady Warriors 40  Arkansas 6
Lady Warriors 35  Oklahoma 33

Season record: 7 – 9

Silent Warriors 54  Kentucky 7
Silent Warriors 52  Arkansas 17
Silent Warriors 63  Oklahoma 33

Season record: 10 – 6


Arkansas Homecoming weekend!!

This was the first time we had 3 visiting schools on campus.
I have to say I like it!!! Hope to do more of this in the future.

2 schools from Mason Dixon and 2 schools for GPSD came here last
weekend. Alabama, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Arkansas. It was fun!!

Arkansas scores


ASD – 7
Oklahoma – 44

ASD – 8
Alabama – 40

ASD – 37
Kentucky – 17

ASD Girls record 2 – 8


ASD – 18
Oklahoma – 84

ASD – 17
Alabama – 52

ASD – 43
Kentucky – 31

ASD Boys record 1 – 8

Next game, January 14th at Victory Christian Academy.


Indiana girls’ basketball

newspaper scores

Indiana Deaf 53, Fountain Central 41


Lexington boys’ basketball

Game #12 January 13th, 2020

Lexington vs New York School for the Deaf

Lexington 60


Jayden O. – 27 pts

Heriberto A. – 16 pts

Tayqwan R. – 4 pts

Record: 5 – 7​


Lexington girls’ basketball

January 13, 2020

Game #12

NYSD (Fanwood) at Lexington

NYSD – 2 – 5 – 4 – 4 = 15
LEX   -16 – 5 – 4 – 6 = 31

LEX led at Halftime: 21 – 7

Ava V. – 18 pts, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals
Lawryn H. – 7 pts, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals
Brianna R. – 4 pts, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals
Alexandra Q. – 2 pts, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
Keferny M. – 7 rebounds, 1 steal

Record: 9 – 3


Minnesota boys’ basketball

vs Grove academy

The score was 72-34 and we lost.

I’m happy with what I saw tonight from my young players as they stepped up.
Shawn, Benny and Karsen played well tonight. Even though we still need work on
our rebound and defense. Our offense ball movement is getting there. That is
where our young players stepped up their game to next level by catch the gaps
and pick n roll. Looking forward to go back practice and keep grinding for the
rest of the season.

Record 0-9

Benny dow 28 points on 40% fg

Karsen Schroeder 6 points 2 assists 2 steals and 2 charges

Shawn Ketchum 9 rebs and assist


Maryland boys’ basketball

January 13, 2020

Maryland School for the Deaf @ Rockbridge Academy

MSD –   17  26    20  18   =  81
RA    –   16  16    15    8   =  55

Halftime –  MSD led 43-32

Ethan Sheppeck – 23 points
Nathan Sheppeck – 3 points
Jory Valencia – 15 points
Miguel Pavao – 6 points
Jaden Joseph – 18 points
Enow Otto – 13 points
Jamaal Porter – 1 point
Amaree McKenstry – 2 points

Team Total FG:  34
Team Total 3FG:  6 (Valencia 3, Et. Sheppeck 2, Na. Sheppeck)
Team Total FT:  7-11

Record:  9-3


Maryland girls’ basketball

Maryland School for the Deaf vs Rockbridge Academy

MSD –      7       8         8         18     =     41
RA   –      4         8         6        11     =     29


C. Lummer – 10 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 assist
C. Salit – 22 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists, 3 blocks
H. Weiss – 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 assists
B. Finkle – 2 rebounds
A. Cohen – 3 assists
Ar. Zfati – 4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steal
N. Whittaker – 1 rebound
S. Herzig-Wilcox – 3 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist

Team FG: 14
Team 3-FG: 2 (Salit)
Team FT: 13-17

Record: 10-3


Model Secondary School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Basketball


Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Result: Win

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 39

Don Bosco Cristo Rey HS: 14


Model Secondary School for the Deaf Boys Varsity Basketball


Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 1:30 PM

Result: Win

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 67

Don Bosco Cristo Rey HS: 42


Pennsylvania boys’ basketball

Basketball game result @ Wilberforce School in NJ , 1/10/2020

On 1/10/20, Friday, we traveled to Wilberforce school in New Jersey. The boys
were exciting to play after winter break and they were so ready to play.
Unfortunately Wilberforce JV team were also ready to play and broke our defense
down! We lost 33-59.

Jacob Cross 7 pts, 1 rebound, 3 assists
Peter Dammer 8 pts, and 4 rebounds
Michael Greco 8 pts, 3 rebounds, and 1 block
Darnell Godbolt 7 pts, 3 steals, and 1 assist.
Ronnie Lewis 3 pts, 1 rebound and 1 steal.

Record: 1-5


Rochester boys’ basketball

Cornerstone vs RSD 1/13

CSC – 43
RSD – 49

Bode Aggas – 23 points 7 rebounds 5 steals
Mikalo Malone – 12 points 16 rebounds
Cayne Aggas – 7 points 5 steals

Team Record: 2-8


South Carolina girls’ basketball

McCormick 46

Record 0-8

Playing vs Dixie at our site tomorrow.


South Carolina boys’ basketball

McCormick 60

SCSDB vs Dixie HS on 1/14/20 at home.


Texas basketball

Junior Varsity Boys
Veritas, 18
Texas, 41

Record: 3-1

Varsity Boys
Veritas, 43
Texas, 48

Record: 14-4

Varsity Girls
Veritas, 15
Texas, 56

Record: 21-2

newspaper rankings


1. The Woodlands Christian, 16-6; 2. Arlington Grace Prep, 17-7; 3.
Colleyville Covenant, 15-8; 4. St. Thomas Episcopal, 9-5; 5. Schertz John
Paul II, 15-3; 6. Lubbock Trinity Christian, 12-11; 7. Austin Texas School
for the Deaf, 13-4; 8. SA Lutheran, 18-9; 9. Kennedale Fellowship, 14-4;
10. Trinity Willow Park, 8-2.


1. Austin Texas School for the Deaf, 20-2; 2. Boerne Geneva, 17-2; 3.
Lubbock Christian, 15-4; 4. Dallas Shelton, 11-1; 5. Kennedale Fellowship,
16-6; 6. The Woodlands Christian, 11-4; 7. Flower Mound Coram Deo, 16-8;
8. Waco Reicher, 13-10; 9. Lubbock Trinity Christian, 11-7; 10. Schertz
John Paul II Catholic School, 11-8.


Western Pennsylvania boys’ basketball

@ Harvest Baptist

WPSD 45 – HB 62

Harclerode – 25 points
Dean – 12 points
Johns – 9 steals

Record 4 – 8


Wisconsin basketball

Girls won vs. Early View 29-20
Record 2-6

Boys lost vs. Early View 26-69
Record 3-6


random deafsports talk

The Houston Astros have been severely punished for
cheating in baseball.

A past football coach asked if it is cheating when
he stole signals from opposing deaf coaches during
a football game.

DeafDigest Sports editor’s response

Two different issues.

Using eyes to steal signals is common – takes place in
all sports, eyes only, no binoculars. Gallaudet invented
the football huddle to prevent football teams from
New York School for the Deaf and Pennsylvania School for
the Deaf stealing the signals (1894).

Using electronic devices and using videos to steal signals
is a serious issue.




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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.