DeafDigest Sports – February 19, 2020

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Dedication to the longest living Iron Man basketball player

DeafDigest Sports dedicates this edition to Donald
Padden, the sole surviving member of the famed 1943
Gallaudet Iron Men basketball team that won the
Mason-Dixon Conference basketball championship
despite a losing overall season record.

He just departed us.

to look at the group picture of the Gallaudet Iron Men:

Padden is the one with jersey #9


Gallaudet women’s basketball

Gallaudet tripped up by Penn College on Senior Night

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women’s basketball team dropped its
final home regular-season game of the season here Tuesday night to Penn
College, 85-80, before a crowd of 340 in the Field House on Senior Night
and “Play4Kay” night.


Gallaudet men’s basketball

ison lose NEAC playoff berth to Penn College on Senior Night

WASHINGTON – The goal was clear to both teams here Tuesday night. Win and
you’re in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) men’s basketball
tournament next week.

Gallaudet University (5-18, 5-9 NEAC) had a golden opportunity to make the
postseason but coughed up the chance to play next week as they ran into a
hot-shooting Penn College (7-16, 5-9 NEAC) squad and lost, 92-60. The
32-point loss is the third largest this season for the Bison.


Delaware girls’ basketball

Final scores for all our games at Girls Division II ESDAA:

Friday against West Virginia(5): Win


Saturday against Rochester(1): Lost


Sunday against Saint Mary’s(2): Win



We also won the Kelly Butterworth Lay Up Team Competition with 35 points!

A shout out to our All Stars:

Megan Hopkins

Sheimyllian Morales Sanchez

Final record: 6-10


Fremont sports

BCL LEAGUE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT – The CSD Girls had another thriller in a
semifinals game against Holy Names and unfortunately lost 52-48.  The CSD
Boys beat
Contra Costa Christian 63-27 in the semifinals and then Oakland Military
Institute 59-49 to win the League Championship.  Congratulations to both

NCS BASKETBALL – The Girls team are on a roll having won 7 of our last 10
to propel us in the NCS Playoffs!  They will be the #15 seed and look
forward to going to
#2 Calistoga on Wednesday.   The Boys team are also on fire, winning 10 of
our last 11 and they have earned the #2 seed and will host #15 Valley
Christian Dublin on
Wednesday.  Please come and support our teams!  Attached is our brackets.

WRESTLING – George Quirie got eliminated at the MVAL Tournament and our
season has ended.  Congratulations to George and everyone else!

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK –  LEONARDO VERGARA – Our senior speedster had a
memorable week starting from Senior Night on February 6 to League Playoffs
on February 15.  Leo
helped us win the BCL Playoff Championship with excellent defense,
disrupting the opposing team’s offensive rhythm. Leo also scored 17 points
in both BCL Playoff
games including 5 three-pointers in the championship game to punch our
ticket into the North Coast Section Playoffs!


Kentucky boys’ basketball

Kentucky School for the Deaf at Frankfort Christian in Frankfort, Kentucky

KSD 9 4 4 18-35
FC 16 10 5 18-49

KSD (0-15) Collins 15, Gilbert 9, Tucker 6, Frahler 5.


Maryland boys’ basketball

Rockbridge Academy @ Maryland School for the Deaf
* MIAC Quarterfinals *

1      2     3     4   =  Total
RA    –  10    14   12   13   =   49
MSD –  20    13   28   14   =   75

Halftime –  MSD led 33-24

Ethan Sheppeck – 20 points, 3 assists
Nathan Sheppeck – 6 points
Miguel Pavao – 6 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals
Jaden Joseph – 12 points, 10 assists, 6 steals, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks
Enow Otto – 20 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals
Zion Ortiz – 11 points, 4 rebounds, 5 steals

Team Total FG:  31
Team Total 3FG:  7 (Et. Sheppeck 6, Ortiz)
Team Total FT:  6-13

Ben Ault – 22 points
Tim Tatterson – 4 points
Luke Williams – 12 points
Alex Lawing – 4 points
Luke Sweeney – 5 points
Paul Ward – 2 points

Team Total FG:  20
Team Total 3FG:  5 (Williams 4, Sweeney)
Team Total FT:  4-6

MSD advance to the semifinals of the Maryland Independent Athletic
Conference (MIAC) tournament and will face the top seed from East
Division, Greater Grace
Christian Academy in Baltimore on Thursday, February 20 at 5:30pm.

Record: 21-4


Maryland girls’ basketball

Maryland School for the Deaf vs. Carroll Christian Schools

1      2     3     4   =   Total
MSD –    12    22   10    11  =      55
CCS –     8     16     4    16  =     44


C. Lummer – 25 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals, 4 assists
C. Salit – 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 6 assists
Ar. Zfati – 7 points, 3 rebounds, 4 steals
A. Cohen – 1 rebound
S. Herzig-Wilcox – 7 points, 1 rebound, 5 steals, 4 assists
N. Whittaker – 2 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist

Team FG: 22
Team 3-FG: 6 (4 Salit, 1 Ar. Zfati, 1 Herzig-Wilcox)
Team FT: 5-7


C. Echegeyen – 8 points
S. Wooden – 10 points
K. Goldsmith – 4 points
L. Truedale – 2 points
S. Wedge – 4 points
A. Day – 16 points

Team FG: 21
Team 3-FG: 0
Team FT: 2-4

Record: 18-6


Michigan boys’ basketball

MSD at Austin Catholic

Tartars showed up today different than last time, but came short. We lost
25 to 30.


Minnesota girls’ basketball

Won 45-20 against Metro Deaf School for our last home game of the season.
controlled the game in the first half, had a lot of missed shots and were
not driving to the basket. In the second half, we made adjustments and
advantage of their miscues and ran out a good lead and allowed our bench
play lengthy minutes. Final game this upcoming Thursday.

Record 8-10

H. Sheets- 6 points and 1 assist
J. Johnson (#5)- 22 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals and 1 assist
E. Olakunle- 5 points, 8 rebounds and 1 assist
R. Hernandez-Gutierrez- 2 points, 7 rebounds and 1 steal
D. Schwartz- 8 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds and 3 steals
B. Roggow- 2 points, 2 steals, 1 rebound and 1 assist
A. Gillespie- 3 rebounds


Missouri boys’ basketball

Missouri School for the Deaf    6    10   8  10 = 34

Calvary Lutheran                        21  10   4   11= 46

MSD boys

Mikal Meriwether  16 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 Steals

Conner Luper           10 points

Hezeki Smoot            7 points and 8 rebounds

Jayden Riordan did not play that night.

Record  conf 7-9 , overall 9- 10


New Mexico basketball

2/13/20  V girls


Jemez Valley 50

We lost to Jemez last night with a final score of 29-50. We were able to
score more during the fourth quarter. A lot of missed shots and rushing
lost us the game.
We look forward to regrouping and having practice next week. Some of our
top scorers include Mya Malone with 14 points and 17 rebounds, Martina
Rodarte-Estrada with
9 points and 8 rebounds, Victoria Baca had 5 steals. Mya Malone reached
her milestone of one thousand rebounds.

Record 9-13

2/13/20  V boys


Jemez Valley 73

In the second game of back to back games against Jemez Valley at Larson,
The Warriors came out hot and kept making baskets despite our best
defensive efforts. The
Roadrunners couldn’t overcome a cold start and played catch-up through the
night to no avail. Senior Luis Villalobos had 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4
assists despite
being double-teamed all night with Sophomore Bruce Brewer Junior making 15
points and 8 rebounds along with 4 assists despite being double-teamed
also. Kieran
Vollmar had 11 points and 6 rebounds with Adrien Ercolino chipping in 6
points. The team, currently 15-6, is having a long weekend off before
travelling to Walatowa
for their fourth district game in a row.

Record 15-6


Texas sports


TSD wrestling went to McKinney Christian Academy for the TAPPS state
tournament on Feb. 15th and we have to say the team did great!
Individually 106 lbs Hawkins Morgan and 113 lbs Brandon Brentham had tough
matches in the championship game and they finished second, 120 lbs Jay
Gorosestia and 285 lbs Xavier Morris finished 3rd, and 152 lbs Joseph
Kwalah finished 4th. We the coaches couldn’t be any more prouder of our
boys for competing so hard at a tough tournament. The team also finished
6th out of 19 schools which is an awesome result for us.

Brian Laird

Boys Basketball
Area Playoffs – Feb. 18
TSD Rangers (22-7)  will travel to Houston to face St. Thomas Episcopal
(19-4) at 5:15 pm.

Girls Basketball
Area Playoff – Feb. 18
TSD Lady Rangers (31-2) will take on Bay Area Christian (5-12) at Seeger
gym (TSD) at 5:15 pm.

Boys Basketball
TSD, 59
St. Thomas Episcopal, 90

Record: 22-8
End of Season

Girls Basketball
Bay Area Christian, 22
TSD, 55

Record: 32-2




WPSD 29 – PC 57






BOYS BASKETBALL: lost to Portersville Christian, 29-57   SEASON ENDS

LEAGUE RECORD: 2-6 – clinched playoff spot (4th place)


MS BOYS BASKETBALL: did not play



V GIRLS BASKETBALL: lost to Portersville Christian, 22-56    SEASON ENDS

LEAGUE RECORD: 3-5 – clinched playoff spot (3rd place)



Wisconsin basketball

Girls Basketball team won vs. Early View  35-28 last night.
Record 5-17

Boys Basketball team lost to Early View 26-78 last night
Record 6-15

Both seasons has ended.

Track & Field will begin practice on March 2nd.
Girls Coaches: Karla Gunn & Therese Pohl-Markowitz
Boys Coaches: Casey Kelly & Kevin Annen


random DeafSports thoughts

Don Padden has departed us.

He was a firm believer in the level playing field
in sports.

He just hated it when a team was much too strong
over a weaker team in any sport. And he has took
action into his hands, removing top players from
the stronger team to make even things out for the
weaker team.

This was in reference to Gallaudet intramural