2020/03/05

DeafDigest Sports – March 5, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball updates

— Team of the Year announcement, boys’ basketball

— Gallaudet baseball

— another honor for Noah

— baseball updates

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DeafDigest Sports boys’ basketball top 10 rankings

note: DeafDigest Sports used to post on an annual
basis, these toop 10 rankings in basketball, volleyball,
soccer and football, but stopped it in the early 2000’s.

It is being resumed.

1. Maryland – won Clerc and outranked all deaf teams in maxpreps
(Big Schools Team of the Year)

2. Model – finished runner ups at Clerc

3. Texas – finished third in Clerc
& tied with Fremont that blossomed after the Clerc

4. Alabama – the best among these non-Clerc schools
(Small Schools Team of the Year

5. Florida – runner ups to Alabama in Mason-Dixon
6. Oklahoma – won Great Plains
7. New Mexico – runner ups to Oklahoma in Great Plains

8. Arizona – won Western Schools
& tied with Lexington, ESDAA-I runner ups

9. Washington – finished runner ups to Arizona
10. St Mary’s – won ESDAA-II

note:  No ESDAA-I champion? Correct. The top finisher
has not given DeafDigest Sports their basketball
scores all season!

next week – All-American and individual honors
announcements

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Gallaudet’s Noah Valencia named Jostens Trophy finalist

SALEM, Va. – Gallaudet University men’s basketball senior guard Noah
Valencia (Riverside, Calif.) was named a finalist for the 2020 Jostens
Trophy announced Tuesday by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC).

The Jostens Trophy is awarded to the outstanding NCAA Division III men’s
and women’s basketball players who excel on the court, in the classroom,
and in the community

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Gallaudet baseball

Catholic defeats Gallaudet 19-4

GU got on the scoreboard in the fourth inning with three runs. The first
two Bison batters got out before they rallied for two runs. Senior Frank
Diaz (Far Rockaway, N.Y.) singled home fellow senior Austin Altman
(Irvine, Calif.) with a RBI single through the right side of the infield.
Two batters later, sophomore Josh Dugan (San Antonio, Texas) doubled home
Diaz and sophomore Bryan Ramos-Navarro (Springfield, Mass.).

The Bison added one more run in the sixth after they loaded the bases and
senior Connor Rosko (Austin, Texas) got his by a pitch to force home a
run.

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Michigan boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

Wednesday March 11 – Genesee Christian-New Standard winner vs. Michigan
School for the Deaf, 5 p.m.; Genesee vs. International Academy of Flint, 7
p.m.

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Model baseball

coaches are:
Head Coach: Kenny Long
Assistant Coaches: Kyle Gumm,  Blake Phillips

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Texas baseball

TSD baseball opened their season against Austin Royals followed by Brentwood Christian.

Austin Royals, 11
TSD, 0

TSD, 2
Brentwood Christian, 16

Record: 0-2

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Wheelchair basketball

Both the Cincinnati Dragons Varsity Wheelchair Basketball Team and the
Cincinnati Royals Wheelchair Basketball Team have qualified for the
national wheelchair basketball tournament by finishing in the top 16 in
the final regular season rankings.  Both tournaments will take place in
Wichita next week.

The Dragons will enter the tournament as the #5 seed and play the #12 seed
Lakeshore Lakers (Birmingham) in the first round next Friday.  The Dragons
defeated the Lakers 4 times in the regular season last year but this will
be their first meeting this season.  Kerwin Haake, deaf junior from
Lexington KY, is the Dragons’ starting point guard.

The Royals will enter the adult Division II tournament as the #2 seed and
will play the #15 seed Sioux Falls in the opening round next Thursday.
This will be the Royals’ first trip to the national tournament since 2016
when they finished in 15th place.  The Royals have 2 deaf players – Kerwin
Haake (mentioned above) and Tim Fausnaugh but unfortunately Fausnaugh will
not be able to travel to the national tournament.

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random DeafSports thoughts

It has beome more frequent that DeafDigest Sports
receives requests to help with fund raising
and/or to make individual donations for
deaf athletes in international competition.

People that make these requests has never
communicated with DeafDigest Sports editor
in the past on anything related to deaf
sports.

Communication is important and they just
don’t!

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