2020/02/17

DeafDigest Sports – February 16-17, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— ESDAA-I boys finals

— ESDAA-II girls’ finals

— Gallaudet champions in men’s swimming

— big Gallaudet women’s basketball win

— Gallaudet baseball doubleheader sweep

— other Gallaudet updates

— basketball and wrestling updates

— deaf athlete mocked for his deafness

— British rugby player

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ESDAA Div. 2 Girls BB Day 2 Results / Day 3 Matchups

Day 2 Results
Skills Competition Results
Team “21” – Rochester
Team Free Throw – St. Mary’s
Team Layups – Delaware
Manager’s – Horace Mann

2:00 P.M.
Horace Mann – 17
Rhode Island – 30

3:30 P.M.
#5 West Virginia – 17
#2 St. Mary’s – 37

5:00 P.M.
#4 Delaware – 10
#1 Rochester – 35

Day 3 Schedule

9:00 A.M.
Horace Mann vs. #5 West Virginia

10:30 A.M. – 3rd/4th Place Game
#4 Delaware vs. #2 St. Mary’s

12:00 P.M. – Championship Game
#3 Rhode Island vs. #1 Rochester

Interesting Note: This is Rhode Island’s first championship game appearance
since 2008 while Rochester is looking to defend their title. These two
schools also met in the championship game three straight years from 2006-2008.

ESDAA Div. 2 Girls BB Final Results

Sunday 2/16
9:00 A.M.
Horace Mann – 19
West Virginia – 30

10:30 A.M. – 3rd Place Game
Delaware – 20
St. Mary’s – 19

12:00 P.M. – Championship Game
Rochester – 30
Rhode Island – 12

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Final Results
1st – Rochester
2nd – Rhode Island
3rd – Delaware
4th – St. Mary’s
5th – West Virginia

Team Sportsmanship – West Virginia

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ESDAA-I boys scores

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MPS beat Lexington for the title, 68-57

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Gallaudet updates

men’s swimming

Gallaudet wins fourth NEAC men’s swimming championship, Sealts and Curran
take top honors

COBLESKILL, N.Y. – The Gallaudet University men’s swimming and diving
program celebrated its fourth North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC)
championship here Sunday evening in the Bouck Hall Natatorium on the SUNY
Cobleskill campus.

This is Gallaudet’s first NEAC championship since 2014. GU also won
back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012.

The Bison team was announced as the winner during the awards ceremony and
accepted the team trophy, took some photos and then jumped into the pool,
one more time, to celebrate the win.

GU coasted to victory on Sunday as it finished with 615 team points to
pull away from the host Fighting Tigers of SUNY Cobleskill, who finished a
distant second with 478 points. Wells College (84 team points) and
Cazenovia College (37) battled it out for third place as both teams had
two swimmers each at the meet.

Junior Ben Sealts (Ottawa, Ohio) was named 2020 NEAC Men’s Swimmer of the
Year as he finished the championship weekend with three individual wins
and one relay victory. This is the third straight year Sealts has been
named NEAC Men’s Swimmer of the Year.

Gallaudet baseball

Gallaudet makes Valley Forge see double in season opener

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University began its 2020 baseball season with a
clean sweep of University of Valley Forge on a sunny and cold Saturday at
Hoy Field. The Bison (2-0) won the first game 22-6 in seven innings. GU
posted 22 more runs in the second game to win 22-5 in five innings as the
game was called due to darkness.

women’s basketball

GU stuns SUNY Morrisville on Alumni Madness Day

WASHINGTON – It was a joyous celebration here Saturday evening for the
Gallaudet University women’s basketball team as it defeated SUNY
Morrisville, 73-62, in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) contest
on Alumni Madness Day in the Field House before a crowd of 408.

men’s basketball

Bison can’t catch Mustangs on Alumni Madness Day

WASHINGTON – Earlier this week the Gallaudet University men’s basketball
team took down the top team in the North Eastern Athletic Conference
(NEAC) in Penn St. Harrisburg, who is the top team in the South Division.
On Saturday, Gallaudet had the chance to take down the top NEAC school in
the North Division but at the end of the game it was SUNY Morrisville who
celebrated an 81-65 victory to spoil GU’s Alumni Madness Day in the Field
House.

Gallaudet (5-17, 5-8 NEAC) scored its average of 65 points as it held a
slim lead early in the contest. SUNY Morrisville (14-8, 11-2 NEAC) broke
open a 20-20 game with a 12-3 run as the visitors led 32-23 with five and
a half minutes left before intermission. The Mustangs took a 44-29 lead
into the locker rooms

women’s swimming

Gallaudet women’s swimming finish fifth at 2020 NEAC championships

COBLESKILL, N.Y. – The Gallaudet University women’s swimming and diving
program finished fifth at the 2020 North Eastern Athletic Conference
(NEAC) championships hosted by SUNY Cobleskill in the Bouck Hall
Natatorium.

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Maryland wrestling

Maryland Independent Schools States Results

106

Peter Thang (33-9) placed 7th and scored 10.0 team points.

*  Champ. Round 1 – Peter Thang (Maryland School for the Deaf) 33-9 received a
bye () (Bye)
*  Champ. Round 2 – Peter Thang (Maryland School for the Deaf) 33-9 won by fall
over Cole Rodia (DeMatha Catholic) 29-24 (Fall 3:16)
*  Quarterfinal – Coleman Nogle (Mount Saint Joseph) 37-7 won by fall over
Peter Thang (Maryland School for the Deaf) 33-9 (Fall 1:01)
*  Cons. Round 4 – Peter Thang (Maryland School for the Deaf) 33-9 received a
bye () (Bye)
*  Cons. Round 5 – Julianne Moccia (John Carroll) 25-11 won by decision over
Peter Thang (Maryland School for the Deaf) 33-9 (Dec 17-10)
*  7th Place Match – Peter Thang (Maryland School for the Deaf) 33-9 won by
injury default over Tank Spelta (Georgetown Prep) 29-13 (Inj. 2:49)

138

Michael Williams (28-9) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

*  Champ. Round 1 – Michael Williams (Maryland School for the Deaf) 28-9
received a bye () (Bye)
*  Champ. Round 2 – Kyree Day (Loyola-Blakefield) 13-7 won by fall over Michael
Williams (Maryland School for the Deaf) 28-9 (Fall 3:12)
*  Cons. Round 2 – Michael Williams (Maryland School for the Deaf) 28-9
received a bye () (Bye)
*  Cons. Round 3 – Hayward Smith-Cassidy (DeMatha Catholic) 16-13 won by fall
over Michael Williams (Maryland School for the Deaf) 28-9 (Fall 1:48)

145

Alexsander Raimundo (15-4) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

*  Champ. Round 1 – Genaro Quodala (Bullis School) 43-5 won by fall over
Alexsander Raimundo (Maryland School for the Deaf) 15-4 (Fall 1:16)
*  Cons. Round 1 – Alexsander Raimundo (Maryland School for the Deaf) 15-4
received a bye () (Bye)
*  Cons. Round 2 – Dylan Kamenetz (Gilman School) 9-20 won by decision over
Alexsander Raimundo (Maryland School for the Deaf) 15-4 (Dec 10-8)

152

Jamal Johnson (15-18) place is unknown and scored 4.0 team points.

*  Champ. Round 1 – Jamal Johnson (Maryland School for the Deaf) 15-18 received
a bye () (Bye)
*  Champ. Round 2 – Jordan Scarbrough (Saint Mary`s Ryken) 38-18 won by fall
over Jamal Johnson (Maryland School for the Deaf) 15-18 (Fall 1:25)
*  Cons. Round 2 – Jamal Johnson (Maryland School for the Deaf) 15-18 received
a bye () (Bye)
*  Cons. Round 3 – Jamal Johnson (Maryland School for the Deaf) 15-18 won by
fall over Matt Smith (Glenelg Country School) 3-6 (Fall 1:14)
*  Cons. Round 4 – William Riley (Archbishop Curley) 34-11 won by fall over
Jamal Johnson (Maryland School for the Deaf) 15-18 (Fall 0:42)

182

Truth Dorsette (7-4) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

*  Champ. Round 1 – Truth Dorsette (Maryland School for the Deaf) 7-4 received
a bye () (Bye)
*  Champ. Round 2 – Dominic Solis (McDonogh School) 38-6 won by fall over Truth
Dorsette (Maryland School for the Deaf) 7-4 (Fall 0:37)
*  Cons. Round 2 – Truth Dorsette (Maryland School for the Deaf) 7-4 received a
bye () (Bye)
*  Cons. Round 3 – Christiano Navarra-Petrovic (Good Counsel) 12-25 won by fall
over Truth Dorsette (Maryland School for the Deaf) 7-4 (Fall 2:56)

Maryland Independent Schools JV States Results for Maryland School for the Deaf

132

Crosse Herpin (5-1) placed 3rd and scored 19.0 team points.

*  Champ. Round 1 – Crosse Herpin (Maryland School for the Deaf) 5-1 received a
bye () (Bye)
*  Champ. Round 2 – Benson Riser (St. James School) 3-5 won by forfeit over
Crosse Herpin (Maryland School for the Deaf) 5-1 (For.)
*  Cons. Round 2 – Crosse Herpin (Maryland School for the Deaf) 5-1 received a
bye () (Bye)
*  Cons. Round 3 – Crosse Herpin (Maryland School for the Deaf) 5-1 won by fall
over Arden Lawson (Gilman School) 0-2 (Fall 0:45)
*  Cons. Round 4 – Crosse Herpin (Maryland School for the Deaf) 5-1 won by fall
over Carson Fruman (Saint Paul`s School) 3-8 (Fall 2:00)
*  Cons. Round 5 – Crosse Herpin (Maryland School for the Deaf) 5-1 won by
major decision over Connor Peterson (Archbishop Curley) 2-2 (MD 16-6)
*  Cons. Semi – Crosse Herpin (Maryland School for the Deaf) 5-1 won by
decision over Marcello Procopio (Mount Saint Joseph) 2-2 (Dec 10-6)
*  3rd Place Match – Crosse Herpin (Maryland School for the Deaf) 5-1 won by
fall over Henry Mitchell (The Heights School) 6-7 (Fall 1:51)

182

Calvin Johnson (0-2) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

*  Champ. Round 1 – Calvin Johnson (Maryland School for the Deaf) 0-2 received
a bye () (Bye)
*  Champ. Round 2 – Calvin Johnson (Maryland School for the Deaf) 0-2 received
a bye () (Bye)
*  Quarterfinal – Alex Fichter (Loyola-Blakefield) 3-0 won by fall over Calvin
Johnson (Maryland School for the Deaf) 0-2 (Fall 0:25)
*  Cons. Round 4 – Calvin Johnson (Maryland School for the Deaf) 0-2 received a
bye () (Bye)
*  Cons. Round 5 – Calvin Johnson (Maryland School for the Deaf) 0-2 received a
bye () (Bye)
*  Cons. Semi – Brett Stoll (Loyola-Blakefield) 3-1 won by fall over Calvin
Johnson (Maryland School for the Deaf) 0-2 (Fall 1:42)

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Ohio boys’ basketball

Feb 15

Boys

OSD vs PSD

OSD. 21-9-8-15-53. Won
PSD 2-11-14-17-44

Feb 16th

OSD vs Western Penn. school for the Deaf

OSD. 14-9-21-17-61 -won
PSD. 17-12-8-11-48

We played fifth place out of 8 teams.

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Oklahoma boys basketball

OSSAA B Class District tournament
February 14, 2020

Wapanucka – 52
Oklahoma – 43

Record: 14-10

It was the end of our basketball season, but we had a great successfully
basketball season.  We already had marked some of our goal
accomplishments.

Included named GPSD champion which we didn’t have since 1990 and we didn’t
have winning seasons since 2011 until now.  I will lose three senior
players, but we still have good and loaded players next year.  Look
forward to see more successful games next year.

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Rochester girls’ basketball

ESDAA

The wildcats opened up the tourney seeded first and playing the bye team, Horace
Mann. Mariana Menzynski had 12 points to lead the way.

Final score 43-28

Next up was Delaware. The wildcats came out strong and played solid defense!
Emma Kane was on fire scoring 14 points with 3-3 pointers. Ailani Johnson added
10 points and the wildcats pulled off a 35-10 victory to advance to the
championship game against the host school, Rhode Island.

Championship games always come with the jitters, this one was no different. We
started off slow and missed a few easy baskets. As usual Coach Palmer settled
the girls down and we started to play wildcat basketball! We had a balanced
offense with McKenna Girod scoring 8 points, 11 rebounds, Mariana Menzynski had
7 points and Julia Ott added 6 to bring the championship trophy back to RSD.

Final Score was 30-12

Wildcats won the Team 21 contest.

Congrats to our all stars: Mariana Menzynski, Julia Ott and Emma Kane

Championship game MVP went to McKenna Girod

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St Mary’s girls basketball

The SMSD Lady Bisons beat West Virginia today 37-17.  We face Delaware
tomorrow at 10:30am for 3rd place.

The lady Bisons lost a heart breaker this morning to Delaware. The final
score was 20-19.  The girls finished in 4th place.

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deaf rugby

part of newspaper story

Jodie Ounsley: England rugby player risking hearing loss to reach the
Olympics

“They say not to play impact sports. If the magnet in my head gets
dislodged I might not be able to hear again.”

Jodie Ounsley is profoundly deaf. She can hear with a cochlear implant,
but runs the risk of losing that ability by playing rugby.

Jodie Ounsley also dreams of the Olympics. And she refuses to let her
hearing stop her getting there.

The 19-year-old became the first deaf female rugby player to be selected
for an international sevens squad and won her first England cap in October
2019.

Now, she is hoping to secure a place in the Great Britain squad that will
compete at the Tokyo Games this summer.

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British soccer

part of newspaper story

Deaf Peterborough footballer grateful for support after opposition player
banned for abusing him

A deaf footballer from Peterborough has thanked people for supporting him
after being abused by an opposition player who has now been banned by the
FA

Will Palmer (18) from Hampton was playing for Stamford in an FA Youth Cup
match against Lincoln United last September when he claimed offensive
language referring to his deafness was used against him.

He also alleged that the same player later mocked him during the match.

Lincoln suspended their player while an investigation was carried out, and
he has since been banned for seven matches by the Lincolnshire FA.

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random DeafSports talk

with respect to the above story about a deaf soccer player being mocked
for his deafness, has this ever happened to DeafDigest Sports editor while
he was young, growing up and playing baseball, basketball and football.

Never!

Thank goodness

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