2020/02/29

DeafDigest Sports – February 29, 2020

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— basketball updates

— Gallaudet honors

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This edition is short; DeafDigest Sports
editor is on a short vacation. Regular
editions will resume next week.

Thank you for bearing with DeafDigest Sports

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Texas girls’ basketball

TSD lost to Trinity Christian 25-50.

This ends the Lady Ranger’s best season in school history.

Record: 34-3

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Gallaudet’s Sam Atkinson to receive CoSIDA’s Mary Jo Haverbeck Trailblazer
Award

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University Associate Athletic Director for
Communications Sam Atkinson was named Wednesday as the 2020 recipient of
CoSIDA’s Mary Jo Haverbeck Trailblazer Award.

The Mary Jo Haverbeck Trailblazer Award is presented annually to an
individual who is a pioneer in the field of sports information, who has
mentored and helped improve the level of ethnic and gender diversity
within CoSIDA.

“I am so honored to receive CoSIDA’s 2020 Mary Jo Haverbeck Trailblazer
Award and to join a remarkable list of groundbreaking sports information
directors,” said Atkinson.

Atkinson is in his 11th year at Gallaudet University, the world’s only
university with programs and services specifically designed to accommodate
deaf and hard of hearing students, where he manages the sports information
office and the media and public relations for Bison athletics.

Atkinson will become only the fifth College Division representative
(Division II, III, NAIA, CIS) to become president of CoSIDA in the 60-plus
year history of the organization. In 2020-21, Atkinson will join Union
(N.Y.) College’s Eric McDowell (2014-15) and Luther College’s Warren Berg
(1963-64) as the lone CoSIDA Presidents to hail from a Division III
program.

The official presentation of the award will take place at the 2020 CoSIDA
Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., on June 7-10.

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Gallaudet men’s swimming

Bison grab a program best 27 All-NEAC honors, Sealts earns third straight
NEAC Swimmer of the Year, Curran honored as Coach of the Year

COBLESKILL, N.Y – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) released it
2020 All-Conference Swimming and Diving teams and Gallaudet University
racked up the honors and awards. Gallaudet had 13 different swimmers, a
program record, earn 27 spots on one of the three all-conference teams.
Those 27 spots included seven relay events. GU also took home the 2020
NEAC Men’s Swimmer and Coach of the Year.

Junior Ben Sealts (Ottawa, Ohio) earned his third straight NEAC Men’s
Swimmer of the of the Year. Gallaudet swimming coach Larry Curran earned
2019-20 NEAC Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach of the Year honors.
Curran shared the women’s honor with Trish George from Wells College. This
is Curran’s fourth NEAC Coach of the Year honor as he last took home
honors in 2017-18 (men’s) and 2013-14 (women’s).

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Gallaudet women’s swimming

Gallaudet places five on All-NEAC women’s swimming third team, Curran
honored as Coach of the Year

LATHAM, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) released it
2020 All-Conference Swimming and Diving teams and Gallaudet University
earned three spots, which included two relay events. Five different Bison
women’s swimmers earned all-conference honors.

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2020/02/28

DeafDigest Sports – February 28, 2020

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball updates

— baseball & softball scores

— another basketball team in championship finals

— Gallaudet conference basketball honors

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Gallaudet women’s basketball

Two Bison earn All-NEAC honors as Perry recognized as NEAC Rookie of the
Year

Freshman forward Cassidy Perry (Frederick, Md.) was named the NEAC Women’s
Basketball Rookie of the Year and was voted to the all-conference second
team.  Perry led the conference in rebounds per game (9.5), total rebounds
(237) and field goal percentage (57 percent). Junior guard Emelia Beldon
(Frederick, Md.) was selected to the all-conference third team for the
first time in her career. Beldon averaged 13.8 points, 5.8 assists and 4.5
rebounds per game this past season.

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Gallaudet’s Noah Valencia earns fourth straight all-conference honor

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) released
its 2019-20 men’s basketball all-conference awards Thursday and Gallaudet
University men’s basketball senior guard Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.)
was honored for a fourth straight year.

Valencia lands on the all-conference second team for the second year in a
row and becomes the first Bison to earn all-conference honors all four
years.

The senior guard leads the NEAC in points per game (21.8), points (546),
steals (65) and is second in 3-pointers (96) and third in field goals
(172) and free throws (106). The Riverside, Calif., native scored a
season-high 41 points in his final game on Feb. 22 against SUNY Poly. He
finished the season with 546 points, 119 rebounds, 47 assists and 65
steals. Valenica led the Bison (5-20) in scoring as he averaged 21.8
points per game in 25 starts. Valencia finished his career with 1,874
points in 102 games to go with 356 rebounds, a program best 337 3-pointers
made out of 952 3-point attempts, 212 assists, 197 steals and seven
blocks.

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Fremont boys’ basketball

This is the final NCS Game (section) then the top four teams enter the
NorCal playoffs (state) so we will for sure have one more basketball game
after this and possibly 2 more.

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New Mexico boys’ basketball

NMSD 62

Walatowa 53

In the district tournament opener for both teams, NMSD came out victorious
at the Santa Fe Indian School’s gymnasium. The Boys led each quarter
although Walatowa
fought hard to upset our boys. The game wasn’t pretty but we were able to
muster just enough to come out ahead in our third head to head match of
the season. The
Roadrunners were led by Luis Villalobos 27 points and 19 rebounds; Bruce
Brewer, Junior’s 27 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. Kieran Vollmar had 8
points and 5
rebounds. The boys will play Jemez Valley for the fourth time this season
at their home gym Friday night at 6pm.

The record is now 17-7

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Riverside Baseball & Softball

Baseball

Lost to Lutheran at home, 17-1.  Record: 0-2

Softball

Lost to Lutheran at home, 16-1.  Record: 0-2

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Texas girls’ basketball

TSD Lady Rangers advanced to TAPPS 4A State Championship game for the
first time in program history avenging their loss from last year
semi-final against Lutheran North and the final score was 56-43. Their
34th win against Lutheran North broke the national record for the most
wins in a season.

Lady Rangers will play against Trinity Christian at 9:30 am at West High
School today! Go Rangers!

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random DeafSports thoughts

So very disappointing that NEAC has snubbed Noah Valencia,
the best player in tbe conference, by placing him on the
second team instead of the first team that he richly
deserves.

It was an off-season for the Gallaudet men’s basketball
team – he carried the team on his shoulders, leading
his teammates to five wins, including a big upset
over the conference’s #1 team.

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2020/02/27

DeafDigest Sports – February 27, 2020

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

— basketball updates

— Gallaudet baseball honor

— basketball team in championship finals

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Gallaudet baseball

Drolsbaugh selected as NEAC Baseball Player of the Week

GAVENSPORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced
its student athlete of the week awards for Feb. 24 and Gallaudet
University junior Darren Drolsbaugh (Lansdale, Pa.) was selected as the
NEAC Baseball Player of the Week.

Drolsbaugh went 13-for-22 in his first five games this season. The GU
junior infielder had a standout performance against Gwynedd Mercy
University as he went 4-for-6 from the plate including a double, an
inside-the-park home run and two RBI.  After two weeks of play, Drolsbaugh
has a .591 batting average, .667 on-base percentage with one double, two
triples, one home run, nine RBI and five stolen bases.

GU HONORS
This marks the first NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week honor for the Bison
this season and Drolsbaugh’s first NEAC honor of his career.

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Colorado basketball

Boys

CSDB 28 Edison 64

Record: 3-17

Girls

CSDB 6 Kiowa 56

Record: 1-18

Season ends

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Fremont boys’ basketball

North Coast Section Division 6 Semifinals

#3 South Fork 43
#2 CSD 52

With the win, CSD has advanced to the championship game on Saturday
February 29. CSD will host #4 Ferndale who upset #1 St. Bernard 46-45
saving us a 6-hour trip
one-way.

CSD is now 24-5 on the season with 9 straight wins and 13 of last 14.

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Fremont baseball

Our Head Baseball Coach Ryan Lentz asked to be relieved from his duties
due to his priority as a father to a newborn baby and a CSD Teacher.  We
were saddened to
learn of this but we fully respect his wishes and support him.

We would like to announce that we are appointing Charles Holmes as our
Head Baseball Coach this season.  Charles has coached at CSD since 1984
and has unique
experience as a “Jack of All Trades” skills having coached five different
sports spanning over five decades.

With what has surfaced over the last few weeks, I think we need to realize
that we are very fortunate to have an incredible community.  When we faced
a dilemma with
our baseball and softball coaches the last few weeks, we instantly found
four new coaches and so many more who expressed their willingness to help
if needed.  Thank
you!

earlier posting
Our boys teams at CSD has not lost one game at home this school year!  We
are 17-0 in Boys Basketball and Cheerleading and before that, we went 4-0
in Football and
Cheerleading.

South Fork has become our new rival lately and will not give us another
one without a battle!  Tonight, we host them in the Northern Coast Section
Semifinals in a
rematch after we won the CSD Classic Championship 41-38 in December.
Since we are the #2 seed in the playoffs, this might be our last home
game.

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random DeafSports thoughts

Fremont is in championshp finals.

Let us go back to Clerc.

How did the team fare in that tournament?

Fremont 50
Florida 45   overtime

Maryland 46
Fremont 44

Texas 30
Fremont 21

team finished in 4th place

We shall await the Fremont-Ferndale championship game results

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2020/02/26

DeafDigest Sports – February 26, 2020

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

Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball updates

— first baseball & softball scores

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Kentucky boys’ basketball

Kentucky School for the Deaf vs Danville High School in Stanford,
Kentucky. 45th District Tournament

KSD 7 6 10 11-34
DHS 32 21 16 18-87

KSD (0-16) Collins 17, Gilbert 9, Tucker 2, Dorn 6

Season ended.

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Michigan boys’ basketball

MSD at St Thomas More Academy

Tartars lost 61 to 24. Japhet registering his another double double stats
with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

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New Mexico boys’ basketball

V boys

Jemez Valley 82

Roadrunners 62

After leading in the first quarter, being behind at the Half by a point and in
the game when the third Q ended, fatigue struck our short-handed boys midway
through the 4th quarter, allowing the Warriors to score several quick baskets to
pull ahead at the end.

Bruce Brewer, Jr had 20 points and 5 assists.  Luis Villalobos has 20 points and
15 rebounds, Adrien Ercolino stepped up with 12 points and Jesus Rios had 6.
Kieran Vollmar 4

The boys will open district tournament play against Walatowa at the SF Indian
School at 5p today.

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Riverside Baseball & Softball

We had a season-opening home games in baseball and softball.

Baseball – we lost to California Military Institute, 14-6 after being tied
at 6-6.  Record: 0-1.

Softball – we lost to Redlands Adventist, 20-4, after allowing them a 10-0
lead in the first inning. Record: 0-1.

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St Mary’s boys basketball

SMSD 2019-2020 vs Walsh

The Bisons took on Walsh for the first round of IAC playoffs at Walsh’s
gym yesterday evening. The game was close for a quarter, but then Walsh
took over for the
most part and defended any of the Bisons efforts to get back in the game.
The Bisons fell 37-76. Nick Barrus led the way with 13 points, Ryan
Brzezinski had 9
points, Ethan Antone 6 points, Kassim Kassim 5 points and Isa Habeeb had 4
points. This concludes the boys season and the team would like to thank
everyone that
helped in some way along the way, it’s much appreciated. Congratulate the
boys if you see them on a great season. Go Bisons!

Record: 7-13 overall
3-10 league

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random DeafSports thoughts

Which player would you prefer?

A deaf player that plays like Kobe or a deaf player
that plays like Shaq?

This was the comment made by a deaf basketball observer
when comparing two top deaf basketball players!

Should we laugh?

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2020/02/25

DeafDigest Sports – February 25, 2020

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

— basketball updates

— college deaf basketball player

— elite deaf kayaker

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Fremont sports

NCS BASKETBALL – CSD Boys had two thrilling games in the first two rounds
of the NCS Playoffs, the first being a 77-70 win over Valley Christian
Dublin and then a
57-56 win over Jewish Community in overtime.  We will be hosting the NCS
Semifinals on Wednesday against South Fork, a very fine Athletics Program
that has emerged
as our new divisional rival lately.  Please come and support us!

TRACK AND FIELD – Nine players had a very early start with a meet in
February out in the nice weather at the Pittsburg Relays.  Next week, we
will be busy with the
Baseball and Softball opener along with the first League Track Meet.

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New Mexico girls’ basketball

V girls

NMSD   30

Walatowa  65

NMSD Girls’ Varsity Basketball season ended last night. We lost to
Walatowa
with a final score of 30-65. We had a slow start, and we started to score
baskets in the fourth quarter. It was too late for us to catch up. Our top
scorers of tonight include Victoria Baca with 12 points, 2 assists, and 5
rebounds. Mya Malone had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks. Martina
Rodarte-Estrada made 2 points, 3 assists and 1 steals, Emily Begay made 2
points. We are very proud of our players for all they have accomplished
this
season. We all want to thank you for your constant support throughout the
2019-2020 season.

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St Mary’s girls basketball

The Lady Bisons wrapped up their 2019-20 season this little evening.  They
lost 49-6 in the  IAC league semifinals to New Life Christian.  New Life
was too much to
handle and the Lady Bisons struggled breaking pressure.  Kioney Alvira
Jurado had all 6 points for the Lady Bisons.  Thanks for all the support
this year.  We would
like to wish our seniors (Elise Watson and Cami Cole) luck in their future
beyond basketball.

Overall Record….5-11…IAC 2-5…Deaf Schools ….3-3.

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Texas girls’ basketball

final rankings – private schools

TAPPS 4A

1. Austin Texas School for the Deaf, 30-2; 2. Boerne Geneva, 23-2; 3.
Dallas Shelton, 17-2; 4. Lubbock Christian, 22-8; 5. Kennedale Fellowship,
22-9; 6. Flower Mound Coram Deo, 22-8; 7. Houston Lutheran North, 13-7; 8.
Waco Reicher, 17-12; 9. Lubbock Trinity Christian, 11-7; 10. Austin Hill
Country Christian, 15-12.

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Western Pennsylvania basketball

MS BOYS BASKETBALL: beat Edgewood, 52-36

LEAGUE RECORD: 4-8

OVERALL RECORD: 7-10

NEXT GAME – EASTERN MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
@Maryland School for the Deaf-Columbia Campus

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college deaf basketball player

Kameron Hill

senior

Austin College (Texas, NCAA-III)

started 23 of his team’s 25 games

averaged 22.4 minutes per game

averaged 5.4 points per game

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elite deaf kayaker

Dane Jackson is deaf and is a professional kayak
racer, having won several national championships,
including the last one in 2019.

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random DeafSports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports editor is now following up
on schools that have been invited but not
yet responded to Deaf All-American
basketball nominations. For some reason
there are always some invited schools that
just don’t respond at all.

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2020/02/24

DeafDigest Sports – February 24, 2020

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

— basketball updates

— Gallaudet baseball

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Gallaudet baseball

Bison Baseball Classic comes to a close with two final games

WASHINGTON – The Bison Baseball Classic came to a close here Sunday as
Muhlenberg College handed Gallaudet University a 15-4 loss at Hoy Field in
the sixth and final game of the three-day tournament.

The Bison Baseball Classic featured four teams in Gallaudet, Gwynedd Mercy
University, Muhlenberg and Stevenson University. The Mustangs from
Stevenson (2-1) came back to defeat Muhlenberg, 9-8, in the bottom of the
ninth earlier on Sunday. Stevenson, Muhlenberg and Gwynedd Mercy finished
2-1 in the Bison Baseball Classic while Gallaudet went 0-3.

Gallaudet (2-3) hung around with Muhlenberg (2-1) for the majority of the
game before the Mules scored seven runs in the final two innings.

The Bison got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth when junior
Darren Drolsbaugh (Lansdale, Pa.) singled through the right side of the
infield to plate junior Frank Diaz (Far Rockaway, N.Y.) as GU trailed 5-1.

Diaz added a RBI-single in the bottom of the sixth to score senior Austin
Altman (Irvine, Calif.) after the Mules scored three times in the top half
of the frame.

Gallaudet capped its scoring with two runs in the bottom of the ninth.
Drolsbaugh tripled to right center field with two outs. Senior Gilwon Seo
(Hongseong, South Korea) singled to center field to bring home Drolsbaugh.
Senior Winston Lane III (Brooklyn Center, Minn.) doubled in Seo before the
Mules struck out the last batter.

Drolsbaugh got the start on the mound for the Bison and threw six innings
where he allowed eight runs (five earned) on six hits, walked three and
struck out two.

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Colorado boys’ basketball

Boys

2/19/20

CSDB 61 CCV 17

2/21/20

CSDB 49 Kiowa 42

3-16 Record

Girls

2/19/20

CSDB 26 CCV 35

2/21/20

CSDB 13 Kiowa 39

1-17 Record

Season continues tonite with first round playoff games

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Fremont boys’ basketball

Feb 22

North Coast Section Boys Basketball Division 6 Quarterfinals
Bracket link: http://cifncs.org/sports/basketball/20BBSKD6.pdf

Jewish Community School 56
CSD 57
Overtime

It was a back and forth game ending with JCS missing a three point shot at the
buzzer in OT. Nice payback win as CSD lost to JCS 54-42 in the first game of the
season.

CSD has advanced to the final 4, which means we are now qualified for the NorCal
CIF State Playoffs.

#2 CSD will play #3 South Fork on Wednesday Feb 26 to go to the NCS Championship
game. CSD defeated South Fork in the 4th annual CSD Classic Championship 41-38
on Dec 14.

CSD is now 23-5 on the season.

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Texas girls’ basketball

Regional Final
Geneva, 20
TSD, 28

Record: 33-2

Next Game:

Semi-Final
Lutheran High North (15-13) vs TSD (33-2)
Date: Feb. 27
Time: 9:30a
Location: University High School (3201 S New Rd, Waco, TX 76706)

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random DeafSports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports editor, as a Gallaudet
senior in 1966, would never forget a
season-opening game with University of
Baltimore. Gallaudet lost 24-1 on a cold
and windy day.

Gallaudet won the Potomac Intercollegiate
Conference co-championship in baseball
that season!

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2020/02/23

DeafDigest Sports – February 23, 2020

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts, Gallaudet’s emergency hockey goalie!

— basketball updates

— Gallaudet updates

— girls’ team wins conference championship

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Bison season comes to a close, Valencia ends career with 1,874 points\

UTICA, N.Y. – One of the most storied careers in Gallaudet University
men’s basketball history came to a close here Saturday afternoon. Senior
guard Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.) was substituted out of the North
Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game against SUNY Poly with 28 seconds
left and he embraced his head coach Kevin Kovacs for one final time.

Valencia gave it his all as he poured in a game-high 41 points but it was
not enough to lift the Bison past the host Wildcats who won by 11 points,
80-69.

Valencia finished just eight points shy of tying assistant coach Brian
Bippus (1987-91) career point total of 1,882. Valencia finished his career
with 1,874 points in 102 games to go with 356 rebounds, a program best 337
3-pointers made out of 952 3-point attempts, 212 assists, 197 steals and
seven blocks.

note:
This will not be the last of the Valencias we will be hearing from in
Deaf Basketball.

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Gallaudet women’s basketball

Gallaudet ends season against NEAC’s top team

UTICA, N.Y. – The Gallaudet University women’s basketball hung tough
against SUNY Poly, the top team in the North Eastern Athletic Conference
(NEAC), here Saturday afternoon until the host Wildcats pulled away in the
fourth quarter to win, 91-68.

Gallaudet (9-16, 7-9 NEAC) got within four points, 49-45, midway through
the third quarter before SUNY Poly (18-7, 16-0 NEAC) went on a 15-2 run to
close out the frame and lead 64-47.

Junior guard Kendall Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) scored a game-high 22
points to go with 10 rebounds for a double-double. Fellow junior guard
Emelia Beldon (Frederick, Md.) added 12 points, seven rebounds, seven
assists and four steals. Freshman guard Sunita Schmidjorg (Austin, Texas)
netted 12 points, passed out four assists, grabbed three boards and made
three steals. Freshman forward Cassidy Perry (Frederick, Md.) scored 10
points, seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Freshman guard Rajena
Guettler (Frederick, Md.) rounds out the starting five with eight points.

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Gallaudet baseball

Gallaudet loses to Gwynedd Mercy

WASHINGTON – It was a marathon baseball game here Saturday at Hoy Field as
Gallaudet University lost to Gwynedd Mercy University, 40-7, on the second
day of the Bison Baseball Classic.

Gallaudet (2-2) got down early as Gwynedd Mercy (2-3) scored runs in every
inning but the fifth. The Griffins led 14-0 before the Bison got on the
scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Sophomore Bryan Ramos-Navarro (Springfield, Mass.) singled down the right
field line to plate Winston Lane III (Brooklyn Center, Minn.) to get the
Bison on the scoreboard.

GU added another run in the fifth when senior Gilwon Seo (Hongseong, South
Korea) singled up the middle to drive home junior Darren Drolsbaugh
(Lansdale, Pa.).

Ramos-Navarro walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh to
bring home another Bison run as GU trailed 22-3.

The Griffins put up a seven spot in the top of the eighth as the sun began
to set in the nation’s capital. In the bottom of the eighth, Drolsbaugh
hit an inside-the-park home run to score two additional runs.

Ramos-Navarro had a second RBI walk in the game with the bases loaded.
Freshman Elijah Solomon (Flushing, N.Y.) singled to left-center field to
score Lane as GU went to the ninth inning down, 29-7.

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Fremont boys’ basketball

The California School for the Deaf varsity basketball team won Saturday’s
neutral playoff game against Jewish Community (San Francisco, CA) in
overtime by a score of 57-56.

Next game is against #3 seed South Fork in the semi finals

the winner moves to the championship game

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Maryland girls’ basketball

MSD GBB: Game #26 vs Rockbridge Academy

February 22, 2020

High School Varsity Girls Basketball Game #26

Maryland School for the Deaf vs Rockbridge Academy

MIAC Championship

1      2     3     4   =  Total

MSD –    11     5     6    12   =  34

RA –       6      8     4    12   =  30

MSD

C. Lummer – 7 points, 7 rebounds

Ar. Zfati – 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals

H. Weiss – 3 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists, 3 blocks

S. Herzig-Wilcox – 8 points, 2 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assists

C. Salit – 14 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assists, 3 blocks

Team FG: 12

Team 3-FG: 1 (Lummer)

Team FT: 9-14

ROCKBRIDGE ACADEMY

L. Wilson – 3 points

V. Grev – 2 points

S. Williams – 2 points

E. Williams – 9 points

A. Craig – 14 points

TEAM FG: 13

TEAM 3-FG: 1 (Wilson)

TEAM FT: 3-10

Record: 20-6

MSD won their 6th consecutive MIAC championship. Citrine Lummer and Sierra
Herzig-Wilcox selected All-Stars. Crystal Salit named MVP of the MIAC
championship game.

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Missouri boys’ basketball

Tuscumbia                        7    8    9    20 = 44
Missouri School for the Deaf    14   12    8    12 = 46

MSD boys
Mikal Meriwether 25 points and 11 rebounds
Hezeki Smoot  14 points, 13 rebounds , 3 assists, and 4 steals
Conner Luper 7 points and 3 steals

Record conf 8-10 overall 10-11
Next Monday at 5:00 pm ,MSD boys (8th seeding) will play against St
Elizabeth (1st seeding).

Tuscumbia
Miles Harris 17 points

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Texas girls’ basketball

GIRLS BASKETBALL

TAPPS Regional Finals

Class 4A

Texas School for the Deaf 28, Boerne Geneva 20

note:
not sure where the next game leads to; will have
to wait for Texas’ basketball report.

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random DeafSports thoughts

There was a feel-good story about David Ayres (not deaf)
whose real job is driving the Zamboni and doing the
maintenance work at the arena where minor league
Toronto Marlies team plays. He was inserted into the
game as emergency goalie for the Carolina Hurricanes team
last night because of injuries to their two goalies.
And it was against his employer – the Maple Leafs.

He helped the Hurricans defeat the Maple Leafs which
employs him, and pays him a regular paycheck!

Cannot happen to Gallaudet?

It sort of did!

In the late sixties/early seventies Gallaudet had a
club hockey team that played in the Chesapeake
Hockey League.

Gallaudet’s goalie, who was hearing, could not make
it to the game against a very weak opponent. He
was the only goalie Gallaudet had.

Gallaudet was forced to use a rarely-used defenseman
as the emergency goalie – only that the team had no
goalie gear to put him into.

Gallaudet changed to a tight man-to-man strategy,
instead of freelancing, through out the game to protect
their own emergency goalie.

It worked. Against a very weak team, Gallaudet won
4-2. With a regular goalie, Gallaudet could have won
10-1.

The next game, the regular goalie showed up to play.

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2020/02/22

DeafDigest Sports – February 22, 2020

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball updates

— indoor track

— Gallaudet updates

— Don Padden

— quarterfinals game tonite

— wheelchair basketball

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Gallaudet mourns the passing of Donald A. Padden, ’45

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University community mourns the passing of
Donald A. Padden, ’45, on Wednesday morning, February 19 in Frederick,
Maryland. Don was 98 years old. He had been a part of the Gallaudet
community for nearly 80 years, as a student, an athlete, a teacher, a
coach, a revered mentor and father figure to generations of students, an
alumni association officer, and an elder statesman of the Gallaudet and
Deaf communities.

Don was the last surviving member of the Five Iron Men, the 1942-1943
men’s basketball team that won the Mason-Dixon conference championship.
The team had a losing record during the regular season, and was seeded
last of eight teams in the conference tournament. Gallaudet won three
straight games to win the tournament, with all five team members playing
every minute of every game.

Upon graduation in 1945, Don joined the Gallaudet faculty. He stayed for
42 years, with two stints as men’s basketball coach. He also expanded the
intramural program and directed it for ten years, and served on the design
committee for the Field House. He was inducted into the Gallaudet
Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995, and the Field House gymnasium floor was
named in his honor in 2017.

Don was married for 72 years to Agnes Minor Padden, ’47, who also taught
at Gallaudet for nearly four decades. Together, the Paddens were one of
the most recognizable and iconic couples in our history, giving countless
hours to the university and the community. For 28 years, they wrote and
edited the Mileposts column in the Gallaudet Alumni Newsletter. Don was
treasurer of the Gallaudet University Alumni Association from 1982 to
1989, and chaired the GUAA centennial reunion in 1989.

Agnes Padden passed away on October 3, 2019.

Note: He is a Gallaudet-lifer, simply put! A great man!

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Gallaudet women’s basketball

Time runs out on Bison comeback against Fighting Tigers

COBLESKILL, N.Y. – The Gallaudet University women’s basketball team lost
83-77 on the road here Friday night to SUNY Cobleskill in a North Eastern
Athletic Conference (NEAC) game.

Gallaudet (9-15, 7-8 NEAC) trailed for the majority of the game against
SUNY Cobleskill (11-13, 6-9 NEAC) in the Iorio Gymnasium. The Fighting
Tigers outscored the Bison 21-16 in the opening quarter and took a 45-37
lead into halftime.

The Bison made things interesting in the fourth quarter when GU came back
from 12 points down. The Bison cut the Fighting Tigers’ lead to one,
75-74, on a Kendall Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) layup at the 3:08 mark. The
game was stuck at 79-77 for over a minute as the game headed towards the
end of regulation. GU missed two shots during that stretch, which would’ve
tied the game.

SUNY Cobleskill scored its final four points at the free throw line in the
closing seconds to secure the win.

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Gallaudet’s Noah Valencia earns CoSIDA Academic All-District Men’s
Basketball honors for a second straight yea

February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON  – The 2019-20 Academic All-District® Men’s Basketball Teams,
selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America), were
released and Gallaudet University senior guard Noah Valencia (Riverside,
Calif.) was named to the District 2 first team for Division III. Valencia
will now be added to the national ballot for the chance to earn Academic
All-America honors, which will be announced on Wednesday, March 11.

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

GU lose to SUNY Cobleskill on the road, 84-70

COBLESKILL, N.Y. – Senior guard Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.) scored a
game-high 33 points but it wasn’t enough to lift Gallaudet University past
SUNY Cobleskill here Friday night in a North Eastern Athletic Conference
(NEAC) men’s basketball game.

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Gallaudet baseball

GU can’t warm up against Mustangs as Bison Baseball Classic begins

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University dropped the first game of the Bison
Baseball Classic here on a frigid Friday at Hoy Field. The Bison lost 31-5
to Stevenson University in nine innings

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Fremont boys’ basketball

Our #2 Seeded CSD Boys Basketball Team won their NCS First Round Game on
Wednesday and they will play in the Quarterfinals against #7 Jewish
Community who beat us
in the season opener.  The game will be at CSD on Saturday February 22 at
8pm.

North Coast Section Division 6 Playoffs – First Round
Bracket link: http://cifncs.org/sports/basketball/20BBSKD6.pdf

#15 Valley Christian Dublin – 70
#2 California School for the Deaf – 77

CSD was up 71-56 with 1:34 remaining in the fourth quarter then VCD all of
a sudden hit four straight 3-pointers in 1 minute. They had only one 3pt
make in the entire game before that point to make the score closer than it should be.

CSD advances to the NCS Quarterfinals. We will play #7 Jewish Community on
Saturday Feb 22 at 8pm. JCS defeated CSD 54-42 in our first game of the
season.

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Maryland indoor track

the result of Jesuit Invitational meets at Georgetown Prep School in the
afternoon today

Chelsea Lyere
55 meter 8.5 in the 6th place

Jaleah Nutter
800 m in 3:55.0

Ashley Ober
Shot Put  20ft 7 inches in third place at meets

Yireh Sanchez
800 m in 3:36.0

Truth Dorsette
55 meter in 6.83 in 9th place at meets

Migeul Pavao
800 m in 2:16.0 4th place at meets

It is the end of Indoor track season and looking forward to see
Outdoor track season

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Wheelchair basketball

Both the Cincinnati Dragons and Cincinnati Royals wheelchair basketball
teams have qualified for the National Wheelchair Basketball Association
National Tournament in March.  The top 16 teams from each division will
play at nationals in Wichita.  The Dragons are currently ranked #5 in the
country in the high school division.  Kerwin Haake, a deaf junior from
Kentucky, is the starting point guard for the Dragons.  The Royals adult
wheelchair basketball team is currently ranked #2 in the national adult
Division II rankings.  Kerwin Haake mentioned above is also a starter for
the Royals and Tim Fausnaugh, deaf adult from Cincinnati, comes off the
bench.  Final seedings and brackets for the tournament will be announced
on March 3 and then the tournament will take place from March 12-15.

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random DeafSports thoughts

See above story – wheelchair basketball. DeafDigest Sports editor,
as a young man years ago, watched wheelchair basketball with a
deaf sports-loving friend, at Queens College (NY).

It is rough. It is not a sport for the faint-hearted. It is great
to see Kerwin Haake, still attending high school, hold his
own against the nation’s best wheelchair players – many of them
military vets that were wounded in recent wars.

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2020/02/21

DeafDigest Sports – February 20, 2020

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball updates

— ESDAA-I boys results

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ESDAA-I boys results

long list, posted at the bottom of this edition

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Maryland boys’ basketball

Maryland School for the Deaf @ Greater Grace Christian Academy
* MIAC Semifinals *

1      2     3     4   =  Total
MSD   –  14    9   12   20   =   55
GGC   –  22  19   18   18   =   77

Halftime –  Greater Grace led 41-23

MSD ORIOLES
Jory Valencia – 11 points
Miguel Pavao – 6 points
Jaden Joseph – 8 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists
Enow Otto – 19 points, 8 rebounds, 1 block
Zion Ortiz – 11 points

Team Total FG:  22
Team Total 3FG:  7 (Ortiz 3, Valencia 3, Pavao)
Team Total FT:  4-8

GREATER GRACE CHRISTIAN EAGLES
Jack Brigham – 13 points
Myles Tanksley – 3 points
Justin Lynch – 26 points
Colby Dunbar – 16 points
Ronnie Daniels – 5 points
James Carter – 14 points

Team Total FG:  26
Team Total 3FG:  11 (Lynch 5, Dunbar 4, Carter, Daniels)
Team Total FT:  11-15

Record: 21-5  (Season End)

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Maryland girls’ basketball

Maryland School for the Deaf vs. Covenant Life School

1      2     3     4   =   Total

MSD –    12    22   10    11  =      47

CLS –      2      2     2      1  =        7

MSD

C. Lummer – 18 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assists, 1 block

C. Salit – 11 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 block

Ar. Zfati – 2 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist

H. Weiss – 10 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assists, 1 block

A. Cohen – 1 rebound

S. Herzig-Wilcox – 4 points, 4 steals, 2 assists

N. Whittaker – 4 points, 2 steals

B. Finkle – 1 rebound, 1 steal

Team FG: 23

Team 3-FG: 1 (Salit)

Team FT: 0-3

CLS

S. Campbell – 2 points

A. Brewer – 4 points

A. Rodriguez – 1 point

Team FG: 3

Team 3-FG: 0

Team FT: 1-6

Record: 19-6

MSD will play RockBridge Academy for the MIAC Championship this Saturday
at 2pm.

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Michigan boys’ basketball

MSD vs Faithway Christian

Tartars got to stomp faith 52 to 32 with Jake Zanavich basketing 20
points, Morgan Squire with 16, and Japhet Ogu got 10 points. We are 2 wins
and 16 losses.

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Minnesota girls’ basketball

Lost 13-36. This ends our season with a 8-11 record.

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Missouri boys’ basketball

Missouri School for the Deaf hosted Missouri Military Academy

February 20, 2020

Missouri Military Academy    15    11    15   15   = 56

Missouri School for the Deaf  6     13    10   10   =  39

MSD

Mikal Meriwether  23 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals

Conner Luper           6 points and 3 assists

Mason Daum            5 points

Allen Cass                  3 points

Hezeki Smoot           2 points and 9 rebounds

Record con 7- 10 , Overall  9 -11

This Saturday at 12:00   MSD Boys( 8th seeding )  will play against
Tuscumbia 9th seeding) for Class 1 District 9 tournament in Jefferson
City.

MMA

Gunner Stugart  17 points

Bruno Pozzani    14 points

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Model Secondary School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Basketball

Basketball

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 4:30 PM

Result: Loss

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 40

Sandy Spring Friends School: 42

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Rhode Island basketball

Rhode Island Boys BB Recap
2/11

WBCA – 17  10 – 27
RISD –   17  18 – 35

Jayden E. – 24 Points

RISD Boys BB Final Record: 5-10

With everybody returning next season – the boys’ basketball team should be
much better next year.

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Rhode Island Girls BB Recap

2/11

WBCA – 6  1  – 7
RISD – 7  20 – 27

2/14 – ESDAA Div. 2 Girls BB Tournament Day 1

#3 RISD –  12  14  – 26
#2 SMSD –  8  11  – 19

2/15 – ESDAA Div. 2 Girls BB Tournament Day 2

HMS  –  8     9   – 17
RISD –  17  13  – 30

2/16 – ESDAA Div. 2 Girls BB Tournament Championship Game

#3 RISD –  6     6   – 12
#1 RSD –  14   16  – 30

Girls BB Final Record: 9-8

First time into the top-2 of Division 2 Girls Basketball Tournament since
2008! Big accomplishment for the girls despite the loss in the
championship game. We hope
our younger players are ready to step up next season as we will lose one
key senior.

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random DeafSports thoughts

What bothers DeafDigest Sports while he reads deaf news
on-line?

That there are many, many deaf sports stories in newspapers
in Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, India, Canada
and other English-speaking nations.

USA newspapers? Not that really too many!

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ESDAA results:

Friday, February 14th:

LEX – 58
PSD – 20

ASD – 56
OSD – 28

MPS – 80
MKSD – 36

NYSD – 84
WPSD – 66

Saturday, February 15th:

MKSD – 52
WPSD – 78

OSD – 53
PSD – 44

LEX – 67
ASD- 65
(2 Overtimes)

MPS – 75
NYSD – 61

Sunday, February 16th:

PSD – 59
MKSD – 47

OSD – 61
WPSD -48

ASD – 69
NYSD – 56

MPS – 67
LEX – 56

On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 8:33 PM Matt Bujak <mattbujak@psd.org> wrote:
88th Annual Eastern School for the Deaf Athletic Association (ESDAA) Div 1
Boys Basketball tournament @ Pennsylvania School for the Deaf – results:

Champions – MPS
Runner-up – LEX
3rd Place – ASD
4th Place – NYSD
Consolation – OSD
6th Place – WPSD
7th Place – PSD
8th Place – MKSD

Most Valuable Player – Amogne Konkel-Harmon

Joe Giordano Sportsmanship team Award – PSD

All Stars:
Slavik Sukhovtsev MPS
Kyle Florio MPS
Luke McBrine MPS
Adem Mahassini LEX
Tayqwan Richardson LEX
Jayden Orlang LEX
Joshua Robinson ASD
Johan Garofalo ASD
Jaykuss Figueroa NYSD
Jordan James OSD
Ashton Johns WPSD
Jacob Cross PSD
Nasir Gurganus MKSD

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42nd Annual ESDAA Cheerleading Competition results:

Champions – MSD
Runner up – LEX
3rd place – WPSD

Spirit Award – WPSD
Creative Movement – LEX

Most Valuable Cheerleader – Kathylean Colon PSD
Individual Cheer – Ariellia Zfati MSD
Individual Jump – Jalen Whitehurst MSD

All Stars:
Silmara Campos NYSD
Xiaoli Carr WPSD
Thalia Guettler MSD
Aaron Laikram LEX
Jordan Laikram LEX
Manar Muatan PSD
Niah Taylor MNM
Valerie Walkup MSD

2020/02/20

DeafDigest Sports – February 20, 2020

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

Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball updates

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New Jersey boys basketball news

Final game for the season
NJSD vs Cap

Cap won 59-33
Nasir Gurganus leads the scoring 24 points

Final season record is 7-14

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New Mexico basketball

NMSD VG BB recap

V girls

NMSD 21

ECA   50

We had our last game of the regular season last night versus ECA. We lost with a
final score of 50-21. We tried to keep up with them using our strong defense,
but some of their players were able to beat our defense and maintained their
lead throughout the game. By halftime we had a score of 11-21, but we did not
play as well during the last two quarters.  Our top scorers of tonight include
Victoria Baca with 11 points, 3 steals and 2 assists and Mya Malone with 8
points and 15 rebounds. We want to thank the NSMD community for supporting us
throughout the regular season. We look forward to regrouping and having practice
tomorrow to prepare for the districts tournament next week.

Record: 9-14

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Tennessee basketball

Girls

District Tourneys

Washburn  59 Tennessee 8

2-19

Boys

Jellico  89 Tennessee 43

9-12

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random DeafSports thoughts

Basketball All-Americans?

Yes.

DeafDigest Sports editor waits for school’s
basketball seasons to end before extending
an invitation to submit nominations.

Same rule as always in the past – schools
that do not send in scores on a regular
basis will not be invited. It does not matter
if the school has a 25-0 record or a 0-25
record,  or won a deaf regional championship or
is considered to be among the best in the
nation; if that school does not turn in basketball
scores on a regular basis, it remains uninvited.

DeafDigest Sports editor has gotten responses
from these non-invited schools, saying  “go look
us up on our web site”  OR “go look us up
on maxpreps”

Sorry, these schools MUST turn in their
scores, without saying – go to maxpreps
or go to web site.

So far, DeafDigest Sports has been getting
nominations from invited schools.

Thank you for understanding.

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