2020/03/15

DeafDigest Sports – March 15, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— an old time deaf basketball team
(another link found)

— wheelchair basketball

— college soccer player

— elite baseball player

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an old time deaf basketball team

The year an all-deaf boys basketball team won state

newspaper story that was blocked by omaha.com
which force readers to pay to read

DeafDigest Sports editor was given a different
link.

Here it goes
From left, Earl Petersen James DeVaney and Nick Petersen at a reunion in
1981, 50
years after the Nebraska School for the Deaf won the state basketball
tournament. Earl
played on the team, and his brother Nick was the coach. DeVaney was the
president of
the school’s alumni association.

In the all-class state tournament that year, the winningest team hailed
from the
Nebraska School for the Deaf. The residential school in northeast Omaha
beat every
single opponent that season, giving the school not just a trophy but a
place in the
imaginations of the public — and proof that a disability was not an
inability.
One fact that might offer consolation to Charlie, his SkyHawks teammates
and the other
basketball players playing in near-empty gyms and arenas at this year’s
tournament
might be this: You can still win even if you can’t hear the fans. The deaf
school did just
that in 1931 as it plowed through competitor after competitor, winning all
29 games in its
season, including the state final against Crete

you can read rest of the story at:
http://www.nsdaa1901.org/docs/facts/nsd_bb_1931.pdf

it is 6 pages long

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wheelchair basketball update

The Cincinnati Royals lost in the national wheelchair basketball
semifinals to the Houston Hotwheels by a score of 61-50.  The Royals
finished 3rd place nationally – their previous best finish was 15th place
in 2016.  Kerwin Haake, deaf junior from Kentucky, plays for the Royals.
This concludes the wheelchair basketball season as the high school and
college tournaments were canceled.  In the offseason, there will be some
college camps players can attend and then the team will begin practicing
again in the summer.

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college soccer player

Wesley Shade

men’s soccer

junior

Bethany Lutheran College (MN, NCAA-III)

only played 11 of his team’s 19 games

started no games

his stats were minimal

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elite baseball player

Cason Sherrod

baseball, relief pitcher

Miami Marlins farm – Jupiter Hammerheads, High A Florida State League

need to wait until baseball play resumes after Coronavirus

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Random DeafSports thoughts

Will Cason Sherrod make it to the majors in due time as
relief pitcher?

We all remember deaf pitcher Ryan Ketchner, a career
minor leaguer who went as far as Class AAA but
never made it to the minors (2000’s).

He tried a comeback in independent ball but couldn’t make it.

He is out of baseball now

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