DeafDigest Sports – February 2, 2020

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Hot DeafSports News at:

— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball updates

— Gallaudet basketball and track updates

— 8-man football team seeks a game, volleyball, too

— WSBC 3rd day scores

— wrestling school wins championship


California-Riverside seeking 8-man football opponent

We are looking for a deaf school 8-man football team to come here and play
us here next fall during our Homecoming weekend.  You can bring your
volleyball team, too.  The date will be Saturday, Sept. 19th.  Please
contact Jesse J. Bailey, CSDR AD, jbailey@csdr-cde.ca.gov


Western States Basketball Classic (WSBC) at Utah School for the Deaf
1st place: Arizona 28, Washington 27
3rd place: Oregon 55, Phoenix 40
5th place: Utah 57, Idaho 25

1st place: Oregon 23, Phoenix 20
3rd place: Washington 31, Arizona 17
5th place: Utah 44, Idaho 19


Gallaudet women’s basketball

Strong second half spurs Bison to victory

ABINGTON, Pa. – The Gallaudet University women’s basketball team picked up
a thrilling 78-70 win here Saturday against Penn St.-Abington in a North
Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) South Division game on the road.

Gallaudet (6-11, 4-5 NEAC) fell behind by 10 points to Penn St.-Abington
(7-10, 5-4 NEAC), out of the gate, and trailed for the entire first half
until the Bison tied the game at 35-35 at intermission.

In the third quarter, GU made its move and secured the lead early on in
the second half. The Bison outscored the Nittany Lions by 10 points,
21-11, and led 56-46 with 10 minutes left to play. PSA closed the gap to
three points with several minutes left to play but GU was able to fend off
any rally to secure the win.

Freshman forward Cassidy Perry (Frederick, Md.) scored a career-high 28
points as she made 12 of 16 shots from the field. Perry grabbed eight
rebounds and made three big blocks and passed out three assists and made
one steal. Junior guard Emelia Beldon (Frederick, Md.) played the entire
game and finished with 22 points and five assists. Freshman guard Sunita
Schmidjorg (Austin, Texas) and junior guard Kendall Hudson (Blissfield,
Mich.) added 12 and 11 points, respectively. Hudson led the team with nine
defensive rebounds.


Gallaudet men’s basketball

Bison bounce into win column with road victory at Penn St.-Abington

ABINGTON, Pa. – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball team snapped its
four-game losing streak here Saturday with a 70-53 win over Penn
St.-Abington in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game.

Gallaudet (3-15, 3-6 NEAC) completes the season sweep of Penn St.-Abington
(7-11, 2-7 NEAC) as the Bison won, 67-65, in the Field House two weeks ago
(Jan. 15).

GU used a 20-3 run midway through the first half to break open a 7-7 game
and take a 27-10 lead with five minutes left before the half. Senior guard
Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.) scored Gallaudet’s final five points as
he finished with 15 points in the opening half where the Bison led 34-17.

In the second half, both teams scored 36 points each.

Valencia led all-scorers with 27 points as he made 10 of 20 shots from the
field, including six 3-pointers, to go with eight steals, two assists and
two rebounds. Senior center Steve Valencia-Biskupiak (Riverside, Calif.)
added 14 points, six boards and four assists.


Gallaudet men’s track

Gregory breaks 400-meter dash indoor record as GU competes at UMES

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – Gallaudet University sent a small contingent of men’s
track and field student-athletes to the Eastern Shore Multies and Combined
Indoor Events hosted by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in the
Hytche Center.

The Bison placed eighth overall as they competed against Division I, II,
III and junior colleges on Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore Eric Gregory (Metairie, La.) set a new school indoor record in
the 400-meter dash with a time of 52.03 to finish seventh overall. Gregory
breaks the old mark of 52.83 set by Nick Jones on Feb. 18, 2017, at the
Susquehanna Invitational in Selinsgrove, Pa.

Freshman Gareth Ashton (Austin, Texas) finished fourth in the 60-meter
final with a time of 7.10 seconds.

Senior Dalton Attanasi (Hammonton, N.J.) was eighth overall in the mile
run (5:51.45) followed by freshmen Mbisana Kgakgamatso (Molepolole,
Botswana) in 10th place (6:03.34) and Robert Cici Jr. (New Windsor, N.Y.)
in 11th place (6:18.36


Gallaudet women’s track

Gallaudet tunes up with indoor meet at UMES

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – Gallaudet University sent a handful of women’s track
and field student-athletes to the Eastern Shore Multies and Combined
Indoor Events hosted by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in the
Hytche Center.

The Bison placed ninth overall as they competed against Division I, II,
III and junior colleges on Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore Sierra Pratt (Katy, Texas) finished seventh overall in the mile
run with a time of seven minutes and 21.44 seconds.

Sophomore Hannah Wetzel (Fremont, Calif.) placed seventh in the long jump
with a jump of 4.55 meters (14 feet, 11.25 inches).


Maryland wrestling

MAWL 2020

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling League Tournament at Model Secondary School
for the Deaf in Washington, DC.

Maryland School for the Deaf captured the 2020 Mid-Atlantic
tournament with 156 points.  It was their first title since 2011.

1. MSD-156
2. Model Deaf-145
3. St.Anselm’s-117
4. Washington Latin- 82
5. McLean School-37
6. Covenant Life- 23

Five wrestlers won first place in their weight classes.

106- Peter Thang
132-Crosse Herpin
152-Alexsander Raimundo
160-Jamal Johnson
195-Truth Dorsette

Weight class 106

Peter Thang placed 1st

Peter Thang (MSD) pinned over Jackson (WL) Fall 3:44

Peter Thang (MSD) pinned over Martin (MSSD) Fall 1:57

Weight class 113

Aidan moose placed 3rd

Murphy (SA) pinned over Aidan Moose (MSD) Fall 3:58

Emmell (MSSD) pinned over Aidan Moose (MSD)Fall 1:43

Weight class 120

(WL) pinned over Tha Moe (MSD) Fall 0:24

Barron (MSSD) pinned over Tha Moe (MSD) Fall 1:25

Weight class 132

Crosse Herpin placed 1st

Crosse Herpin (MSD) pinned over Kilrain (SA) Fall 3:31

Crosse Herpin (MSD) forfeit over Giansanti (MSSD)

Weight class 138

Michael Williams placed 2nd

Nevels (WL) won over Michael Williams (MSD) 9-7

Michael Williams (MSD) pinned over Powell (SA) Fall 1:30

Weight class 145

Stancil (WL) pinned over Kenny Bissainthe (MSD)Fall0:56

Otoo (CL) won over Kenny Bissainthe (MSD) 6-4

Scarborough (MSSD) pinned over Kenny Bissainthe (MSD) Fall 1:25

Weight class 152

Alexander Raimundo placed 1st

Alexsander Raimundo (MSD) pinned over Miers (MSSD) Fall 1:18

Alexsander Raimundo (MSD) won over O’Connell (CL) 10-0

Alexsander Raimundo (MSD) pinned over Sipes (SA) Fall 2:31

Weight class 160

Jamal Johnson placed 1st

Jamal Johnson (MSD) pinned over Fedeli (CL) Fall 0:29

Jamal Johnson (MSD) pinned over Kennedy (MSSD) Fall 1:14

Weight class 182

Calvin Johnson places 3rd

Libanati (SA) pinned over Calvin Johnson (MSD) Fall 1:34

Riggio (MSSD) pinned over Calvin Johnson (MSD) Fall 1:12

Weight class 195

Truth Dorsette placed 1st

Truth Dorsette (MSD) pinned over Lovette (MSSD) Fall 0:38

Truth Dorsette (MSD) pinned over Young (WL) Fall 1:42

Weight class 220

Amaree Mckenstry places 2nd

Adum (ML) pinned over Amaree McKenstry (MSD)Fall 0:45

Weight class 285

Gabriel Asante-Kwayke places 3rd

Mirvish (SA) pinned over Gabriel Asante-Kwayke (MSD)fall1:18

Cocaro (McL) pinned over Gabriel Asante-Kwayke (MSD)fall 1:24


Missouri boys’ basketball

Homecoming weekend

Oklahoma School for the deaf   13    8    14  17 = 49

Missouri School for the Deaf      15  10   21   13 = 59


Mikal Meriwether  19 points and 10 rebounds

Jayden Riordan        17 points and 5 assists

Hezeki Smoot           11 points, 5 rebounds and 6 steals

Record  conf 5 – 7  , overall  7- 7


Isaiah Holt    20 points

Jordan Sasm 10 points


Oklahoma girls’ basketball

65-8 over Missouri girls

Record 9-11


random deafsports talk

Baseball season is coming up, quicker than what
we realize.

Two deaf schools were in negotiations to have a
minor league baseball stadium constructed on
their campus. At both schools (Ohio SD and
Washington SD) there were plenty of space to
accommodate the stadium property and to have
it separated from the school property.

For one reason or other, both ideas did not
get past negotiating stages with the school
superintendents and administrations. That
was about 15-20 years ago.



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