2020/09/23

DeafDigest Sports – – September 19 – 23, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— random deafsports thoughts

— champion in hearing golf

— obit – deaf caddy

— Mississippi volleyball

— Texas volleyball

— elite deaf basketball player

— World Deaf soccer championships

— black deaf professional baseball player in early years

— deaf soccer coach with high school team

— deaf player in women’s pro soccer

— deaf decathlete in hearing Olympics

……………………………..

Mississippi volleyball

MSD       25 15 15  22
Stringer  22 25 25 25

Record 0-4

Next Game 9/22 Richton @ MSD

MSD       18 21 19
Richton   25 25 25

Record 0-5

Next Game 9/24 Pelahatchie @ MSD

……………………………..

Texas volleyball

Varsity
Akins, 3
TSD, 0
(11-25, 19-25, 20-25)

Record: 0-3

JV
Akins, 2
TSD, 0

(8-25, 16-25)

Record: 0-3

…………………………….

elite soccer player

part of posting

Tefy Krebs is Brazil’s first deaf professional women’s footballer

she plays for Palmeiras, one of the women’s pro teams in Brazil

……………………………

elite basketball player

from a posting

Izmit’s new deaf player Uzundurukan breaking ground in EuroLeague Women
IZMIT (Turkey) – As playmaker Cagla Nur Uzundurukan excitedly put pen to
paper on a deal with Izmit Belediyespor, it went beyond an aspiring
up-and-comer being handed an opportunity to play in EuroLeague Women.

It was a moment that put the wheels in motion for the 20-year-old to
become a role model and someone who can inspire future generations of
athletes.

Uzundurukan is set to become the first deaf player to step out in the
Turkish League and one of the trailblazers for people with hearing loss in
EuroLeague Women, following in the footsteps of USA legend Tamika
Catchings.

full story at:
http://www.fiba.basketball/euroleaguewomen/20-21/news/izmit-s-new-deaf-player-uzundurukan-breaking-ground-in-euroleague-women

…………………………..

past deaf decathlete in hearing Olympics

Dean Barton-Smith, Australia

long story is at:
https://www.cricket.com.au/news/feature/dean-barton-smith-deaf-athletics-decathlon-cricket-victoria-hard-hearing-awareness-olympics/2020-09-23

note:
DeafDigest Sports editor interviewed him at the 1993 Deaflympics
in Sofia, Bulgaria.

He did not use sign language, being an oralist. Do not know
if he has learned to sign since then.

…………………………….

Black baseball player in professional baseball in early years

DeafDigest Sports editor is always researching deaf players
that played professional baseball (majors, minors, independent;
semi pro) in the past years.

Monroe Ingram, who was deaf and was Black, played a number of
years in professional baseball during the 1890’s, especially
for the Emporia team in Kansas State League. He also played
for other teams in other leagues in other seasons.

He was said to be one of the best pitchers around; no one
liked to bat against him.

Kansas State League was an independent minor league, not
subject to the unwritten rules that Blacks cannot play
in professional baseball.

Did he play in the Negro Baseball League? No. There was
such a league that existed for a short time in the 1880’s
but folded due to low attendance. The much stronger
Negro Baseball League was founded in the 1920’s. By
that time Ingram was too old to continue playing
baseball! He passed away in 1944, after a career as
teacher at schools for the deaf.

At any rate, he seems to be the first deaf Black
professional baseball player.

……………………………

an obit – a deaf caddy

A deaf man passed away recently.

His obit said he was employed as a golf caddy.

note:

never thought of it – but have we had some deaf
working as caddy on a golf course?

………………………………

World deaf soccer championships

from a tweet:
the Deaf World Football Championships in November
2020 hosted by South Korea have been postponed until May 2022

……………………………….

champion in hearing golf

part of newspaper story

Kenya: History-Man Isaac Makokha Seals Match Play Title

Isaac Makokha will play in next year’s Magical Kenya Open at the
prestigious Karen Country Club course.

The Vet Lab Sports Club golfer made history by becoming the first golfer
with a hearing impairment to clinch the Kenya Amateur Match Play
Championship after beating Jay Sandhu of Royal Nairobi Golf Club 3-2 in
the 36-hole final at the par 72 Vet Lab Sports Club course.

……………………………..

September football games

Sep 25 Alabama at Gaylesville
Sep 25 Texas hosts Veritas Academy (first 6 man game in school history)

note:
Mississippi’s first football game is October 3rd

Texas 6 man? Go below and read the full story

………………………………

deaf football teams
Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 8 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

……………………………..

deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa
Mississippi (latest addition)
Texas

any others?

………………………………

deaf cross country teams
Iowa
Texas (tentative, depending on getting a head coach)

any others?

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts

struggles of a deaf coach on a hearing high school team

part of newspaper story – incomplete

Felicia Schroeder Waldock is deaf and coaches
the girls’ soccer team at Colerain HS in
Cincinnati.

A newspaper story header said:

Colerain soccer coach: ‘When my girls are put in a position
to defend their deaf coach, it’s not OK’

Waldock faced adversity during her playing career, but
that doesn’t compare to what she’s faced as a coach, things that make …

(rest of story blocked by “pay to read” demand)

team record so far this season is 3-2-1

note:
a 3-2-1 record means the deaf coach is doing a good
job yet there are always some hearing people that
don’t accept the idea of a deaf coach. Sad.

………………………………

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be