2021/02/27

DeafDigest Sports –- February 27, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts

— remembering a past Gallaudet football opponent, as corrected

— Indiana boys’ basketball

— Maryland boys’ basketball

— Maryland girls’ basketball

— deaf coach with high school wrestling team

— notice from Nebraska Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

— Riverside sports

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— notice from Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

NSAA Meeting Outcome

John Wyvill, Executive Director of NCDHH, had a meeting with the
leadership of NSAA this morning. The violation of the law and the family’s
requests were expressed to NSAA. A due diligence review will be done
with NSAA speaking to those involved. A decision from NSAA will be made
within the next 2 weeks.

note:
see random deaf sports thoughts

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Gallaudet football, as corrected

remembering a past Gallaudet football opponent

Wesley College has played Gallaudet in different
sports, football included.

Wesley College athletics is no more. This college
was bought by Delaware State University.

Delaware State University made a decision, to shut down
Wesley athletics.

Gallaudet has had some interesting football games
against Wesley in the past.

In 1953, Gallaudet defeated Wesley 40-0 to bring the
won/lost record to 2-2. It was to be the last game
of the season – because this scheduled last game
was snowed out – in November!

In 1988, winless Wesley defeated 6-3 Gallaudet
13-0 in the last game of the season. It was to be
coach Bob Westerman’s last football game he
coached at Gallaudet.

In 1989, under new coach Rich Pelletier, 7-3 Gallaudet
lost 40-28 to Wesley. One of the Wesley player was a
NFL prospect, a former University of Maryland defensive
back who was kicked out of college.

In 1990, again under coach Pelletier, Gallaudet lost
17-8 to Wesley.

In 1998, Gallaudet, enroute to a 7-2 conference co-championship
season, defeated Wesley.

Never again, would Gallaudet play against Wesley in football.

correction:

Gallaudet played Wesley one more time; a relatively recent
game that DeafDigest Sports editor overlooked.

comment:
I was on the football team (Fall 2008) and we ended our season against
Wesley College where they’d defeated us 55-7. They had some
outstanding players that year, namely a super talented receiver named
Larry Beavers

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Indiana boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

Centerville senior guard Austin Farlow scored his 1,000th career point in
the team’s 53-25 win over Indiana Deaf Wednesday night, becoming the ninth
Bulldog to reach that mark.

part of another newspaper story

Waldron senior Tyler Bowlby was nearing 1,000 career points after scoring
18 points in a 67-49 win over Indiana School for the Deaf.

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Maryland boys’ basketball

Maryland SD Boys Basketball Game #1

February 26, 2021

Maryland School for the Deaf @ Shalom Christian Academy

1      2     3     4   =  Total
MSD  –  12   11  13     6   =   42
SCA   –  10   17  11   21   =   59

Halftime –  Shalom Christian led 27-23

MSD ORIOLES
Gabriel Asante-Kwakye – 2 points
Rocco Bauer – 4 rebounds
Ethan Guettler – 2 points
Zion Ortiz – 12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block
Enow Otto – 21 points, 12 rebounds
Nathan Sheppeck – 3 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals
Elian Zfati – 2 points, 3 rebounds

Team Total FG:  18
Team Total 3FG:  0
Team Total FT:  6-14

SHALOM CHRISTIAN FLAMES
Connor Roseman – 10 points
Caleb Roseman – 13 points
Sawyer Shank – 5 points
Aidan Jones – 9 points
Josh Dalm – 7 points
Elijah Lehman – 4 points
Blake Emge – 8 points
Nasir McManamay – 3 points

Team Total FG:  22
Team Total 3FG:  9 (Ca. Roseman 3, Co. Roseman 2, Dalm, Jones, McManamay,
Shank)
Team Total FT:  6-6

Record:  0-1

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Maryland girls’ basketball

MSD GBB: Game #2 vs Carroll Christian Schools

February 26, 2021

High School Varsity Girls Basketball Game #2

Maryland School for the Deaf vs. Carroll Christian Schools

1      2     3     4   =   Total
MSD –    18   20   13   14   =      65
CCS –     2    20   10    13     =    45

MSD

C. Lummer – 26 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 assists
C. Salit – 26 points, 10 rebounds, 7 steals, 5 assists, 1 charge
H. Weiss – 10 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assist
L. Froehle –  1 rebound
K. Fuller  – 3 points, 5 rebound, 4 steal, 1 charge

Team FG: 19
Team 3-FG: 5 (4 C. Salit, 1 K. Fuller)
Team FT: 12-22

CCS

E. Wike – 2 points
K. Goldsmith – 4 points
A. Day – 5 points
J. Matthew – 11 points
K. Irwin – 6 points
V. Valencia – 4 points
H. Goldsmith – 10 points
F. Potter – 1 point
J. Matthews – 2 points

Team FG: 14
Team 3-FG: 4 (2 H. Goldsmith, 1 J. Matthew, 1 A. Day)
Team FT: 5-13

Record: 1-1

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Riverside sports

part of newspaper story

Two county schools that will not have any competitions this school year are
California School for the Deaf, Riverside and Sherman Indian. Both are
boarding schools, and students are not on campus at this time.

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deaf coach with high school wrestling team

note:
this is a different wrestling story (from Virginia)
and has nothing to do with the Nebraska wrestling mess.

part of newspaper story:

Louisa HS (Virginia) wrestling coach is Roger Stewart.

It is his first season as head wrestling coach, and
the season is a success because one of his wrestlers
won the state 120-lb wrestling championship.

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random deafsports thoughts

Two weeks for a state high school athletic association to decide
on the masked referee not clearly communicating with a deaf
wrestler in the state high school championship match???????

The masked referee penalized the deaf wrestler for not
“obeying” his command. That point given to hearing wrestler
may have possibly cost the deaf wrestler his chance for a
championship.

Why “within” two weeks?

If the state decides on a wrestle-off, are both wrestlers
in shape to wrestle again?

Wrestle-off between rusty, out of shape wrestlers may
lead to injuries.

What if the family of the deaf wrestler files a lawsuit
if there is no apology and/or a wrestle-off?

What if the state decides in favor of the deaf wrestler.
would the family of the hearing wrestler file a lawsuit?

Very ugly mess the state and the masked referee have dug
themselves into!

Would this lead to a compromise, that the deaf wrestler be
elevated to co-championship? No one likes a result that ends
up in a tie!

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

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.

You can now purchase your own copy for $35 apiece and $8 for shipping.

Please allow two weeks to receive the book.

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2021/02/25

DeafDigest Sports –-  February 25, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts

— remembering a past Gallaudet football opponent

— first basketball game of season

— Oklahoma boys’ basketball

— punishing a deaf wrestler

— a past Gallaudet basketball coach

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Gallaudet football

remembering a past Gallaudet football opponent

Wesley College has played Gallaudet in different
sports, football included.

Wesley College athletics is no more. This college
was bought by Delaware State University.

Delaware State University made a decision, to shut down
Wesley athletics.

Gallaudet has had some interesting football games
against Wesley in the past.

In 1953, Gallaudet defeated Wesley 40-0 to bring the
won/lost record to 2-2. It was to be the last game
of the season – because this scheduled last game
was snowed out – in November!

In 1988, winless Wesley defeated 6-3 Gallaudet
13-0 in the last game of the season. It was to be
coach Bob Westerman’s last football game he
coached at Gallaudet.

In 1989, under new coach Rich Pelletier, 7-3 Gallaudet
lost 40-28 to Wesley. One of the Wesley player was a
NFL prospect, a former University of Maryland defensive
back who was kicked out of college.

In 1990, again under coach Pelletier, Gallaudet lost
17-8 to Wesley.

Im 1998, Gallaudet, enroute to a 7-2 conference co-championship
season, defeated Wesley.

Never again, would Gallaudet play against Wesley in football.

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a past Gallaudet basketball coach

a headline that says:
Boston College Coaching Candidate Profile: Vermont Head Coach John Becker

A mid level head coach with local ties, Becker is a name that has been
popular with many candidate lists.

note:
Becker began his collegiate basketball coaching career —- at
Gallaudet before he moved on.

It is not an easy decision. Becker is already a coaching legend
at Vermont. At universities on Boston College’s level, coaches
come and go – even though pay is much higher than what he is
earning at Vermont.

Is money everything or it is not everything?

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Maryland girls’ basketball

High School Varsity Girls Basketball Game #1

Maryland School for the Deaf vs. Saint Maria Goretti (JV)

1      2     3     4   =   Total
MSD –    15    7   10   12  =      44
SMG –     3    17   11  14  =     45

MSD

C. Lummer – 14 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals, 4 assists
C. Salit – 25 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists
H. Weiss – 3 points, 13 rebounds, 5 steals, 3 assist, 1 block
L. Froehle –  3 rebounds, 1 steal
K. Fuller  – 2 points, 7 rebound, 1 steal, 1 assist, 1 block

Team FG: 15
Team 3-FG: 4 (3 C. Salit, 1 C. Lummer)
Team FT: 2-7

SMG

A. Warren – 5 points
H. Green – 6 points
A. Crowderzy – 5 points
A. Jackson – 2 points
A. Stewart – 12 points
A. Fulton – 15 points

Team FG: 14
Team 3-FG: 5 (1 A. Warren, 2 A. Stewart, 2 A. Fulton)
Team FT: 2-5

Record: 0-1

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Oklahoma boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

Malik Brown made sure the Springer High School boys basketball team lived
to play another day as he led the Cardinals in scoring on Saturday during
a 50-31 win over Oklahoma School for the Deaf.

another newspaper story

Roff boys continue strong playoff run

… continued their dominant run through their Class B Area Tournament
Friday night, knocking off Oklahoma School of the Deaf 86-18 in the championship
game.

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punishing a deaf wrestler

reprinted from yesterday’s DeafDigest Mid-Week edition

— referee punishes a deaf wrestler

Paul Ruff, who is deaf, was wrestling in the Nebraska State
wrestling tournament championship finals. Just to play
it safe, Ruff’s coaches advised the referee of his deafness.
Did it help? No. Ruff could not understand the gestures
of the referee, who was wearing a mask. While the referee
gestured, Ruff misunderstood, and as a result was given
a penalty point for “not following” instructions.
It was a major factor in the hearing wrestler winning
the state championship. If it is any consolation,
the champion wrestler got a lot of criticism on
the social media for defeating a deaf wrestler
who could not understand these “masked” instructions.
Why didn’t the referee accommodate Ruff’s deafness?
We shall never know!

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random deafsports thoughts

Do read the wrestling story above.

Today’s newspapers have said that the angry family
of the deaf wrestler has demanded an apology
from from the Nebraska State High School Athletic
Association

and

a championship final wrestling rematch between
the hearing wrestler and the deaf wrestler.

is this going to happen?

Normally referees’ decisions are final and cannot
be changed. Yes there are video reviews in
NFL but that’s another matter.

As a kid, DeafDigest Sports editor was at bat in
a hearing baseball game. The pitch from the pitcher
was very high. The catcher had to leap up from his
crouch to catch the wild pitch.

What did the umpire do? Called it a strike.

Yes, DeafDigest editor as a kid was VERY angry
about it. But a Strike 3 is Strike 3 and therefore
a strike out!

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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.

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

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2021/02/16

DeafDigest Sports –-  February 16, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts

— Indiana boys’ basketball

— Kevin Hall, golf

— Gallaudet men’s basketball team was coached by a woman

— a sole cross country runner

— Riverside announcement

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Gallaudet sports

n My Own Words: My experience at the 2021 NCAA Emerging Leaders
Seminar by Hannah Neild

From Feb. 3-5, Gallaudet University’s Hannah Neild had the chance to
participate in the 2021 NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar, a professional
development event that provides leadership, educational and transitional
programming for current graduate assistants and interns from NCAA member
schools, conference offices and affiliate organizations

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/ncaaels-recap

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Gallaudet men’s basketball team was coached by a woman

Long time, now retired, volleyball coach Peg Worthington
served as assistant coach with the men’s team in the
1983-84 season.

The head coach was Michael Rosenbaum and he was unable
to coach the first game of an invitational tournament
against Montreat College because his wife was expecting
birth of a baby. Worthington led Gallaudet to a 84-81
win.

Rosenbaum came back. The win over Montreat was so
exhausting that the team was in no condition to
face Bluefield State in the finals and lost
93-62.

note:
this tale was shared by former player Kevin Smith,
and passed on to DeafDigest Sports editor just
few days ago.

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Indiana boys’ basketball

newspaper scores

Southwestern Shelby 74 Indy School for the Deaf 36

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Riverside sports announcement

School is still closed indefinitely and when/if school announces
reopening, it won’t be till at least 6 weeks from the day the school
announces that campus will be open.

With that said, we apologize but we have to cancel all games in the month
of March (up to March 31st).  We hope that we can return to campus some
time this spring.  Fingers crossed.

Again, this is not what we wanted to hear or know but nothing much ado
about it.

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Washington cross country

This school in Washington state had a sole cross
country runner.

Newspaper header said:

Three Rivers Christian wins region’s first 1B cross country …
… Oakville and the Washington School for the Deaf put out one runner
apiece

note:
paywall (pay to read) prevented DeafDigest Sports editor from
reading the full story

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Kevin Hall, golf

prior to entering the Pebble Beach Open on sponsor’s
exception, how has he been doing in the lower levels
of pro golf?

He has three wins in the last four years on the APGA Tour

APGA tour stands for Advocates Professional Golf Association.
This association encourages Black golfers to exceed in
pro golf.

Pro golf is so competitive that golfers are cut after
two rounds even if they finished one or two shots above
par!

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random deafsports thoughts

Kevin Hall, who is the world’s best deaf golfer,
competed at the Pebble Beach Golf tournament
on a sponsor’s exception.

How did he get the exception? The Advocates Pro
Golf Association, a golfing organization for top
minority golfers, makes pushes for exceptions for
these golfers at big time golf tournaments.

This is not Hall’s first exception and most likely,
not his last one!

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

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.

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

a vlog is at:
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2021/02/10

DeafDigest Sports –-  February 10, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet track

— Florida girls’ basketball

— Indiana girls’ basketball

— Mississippi basketball

— Oklahoma boys’ basketball

— Bonnie Sloan, NFL’s first deaf player

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Gallaudet track

ROSEMONT, Pa. – While the Gallaudet University men’s and women’s track and
field program are not able to compete during the 2020-21 season due to the
COVID-19 pandemic, the Bison student-athletes have continued to excel in
their academics. The Gallaudet track and field program landed 27
student-athletes on the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Fall
2020 All-Academic Team as announced by the conference office this week.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/mtrack/2020-21/releases/csac-fallacademic

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Florida girls’ basketball

Varsity Girls Basketball: The season is officially ended

What a short, strange season we had this year!

This season should be our year to reveal our dream team. The Lady Dragons
team consisted of four seniors (all four years of high school), four
juniors, one
sophomore, and two eighth graders. Our seniors were Lourdine Jordonne,
center, Ja’Myra Harris, shooting guard, Taria Pellicer, guard, and Keliah
Williams, post. Our
juniors were Olivia Brown, point guard, Cassidy Dainty, center, Elise,
post, and Zaniesha Williams, guard. Our one and only sophomore was Oceana
Brown, guard. We
had two baby Lady Dragons, Kayla Debrow, center, and Ivabella Essex,
guard. We had a new assistant coach, Lindsay Stergio, joining our Lady
Dragons team and head
coach Joy Fraychineaud (fourth year).

We had about 3 and 1/2 weeks before our first game against Bishop Snyder.
On our first day of practice, we realized we had a short practice. In the
past, we usually
have 2 hours to 2 and 1/2 hours, but with COVID-19 precautious, our
practices were only 1 and 1/2 hours.  We shared the gym with our Varsity
boys. We had two or
three days without practice due to Tropical Storm Eta. Our 3 and 1/2 weeks
turned to 2 weeks or less of practices.

The Lady Dragons had our first away game on November 19th. However, we
were not physically and mentally prepared well against Bishop Snyder. We
lost by 36 points.
However, we didn’t let it stop us. We practiced harder. We won our first
game against Crescent City. We had our first home against Halifax Academy.
We had amazing
fans (dorm students, cheerleaders, and staff) at the games. We also had
fabulous fans (parents, families, friends, FSDB Community, and Deaf
Community) cheering
through live-streaming. We won by 29 points. After that game, we were
well- prepared for Interchalen. We felt that we were physically and
mentally ready for them.
Unfortunately, they had to cancel our game due to their insufficient
number of players. We played our fourth game and second home game against
Crescent City. We
beat them by 37 points. We felt so great about that win, but we knew we
must be well-prepared for St. Joseph Academy and the other two games
before the Winter
Break. Out of precaution, we had to cancel three games, and then all the
Athletics games for the remainder of this season. (FYI: St. Joseph Academy
is now 18-0. I
do wonder if we could beat them. We planned to play against them twice. I
believe WE CAN, but we will never know.)

It was so heartbreaking for our Lady Dragons and other teams, but our
girls understood the importance of health and safety. We didn’t have any
competitive season in
January, but our Lady Dragons still showed up working hard in the gym and
weight room. We maintained to ensure that we stayed healthy. We continued
with cloth face
mask usage and social distancing protocols.

Our final record was 3-1. During the competitive season, we always aimed
for winning more games. We hoped for 17-1. We also wanted to play and win
the Clerc Classic
at California School for the Deaf in Fremont and Mason Dixon Girls
Basketball Tournament at Alabama School for the Deaf. They cancelled
hosting the tournaments.
However, we are very much looking forward to next year’s basketball season
and tournaments!

Coaches are very proud of our Lady Dragons for their hard work,
dedication, and positive attitude on and off the court. Coaches are also
grateful for Lady Dragons’
great support from home, school, and dorm. We couldn’t do this without
their families, teachers, dorm staff, and FSDB community .

Lastly, coaches and teammates will miss having our four amazing seniors
(Lourdine Jordonne, Ja’Myra Harris, Taria Pellicer, and Keliah Williams).
They were
four-year basketball players. Their career record is 44-29. You could see
that they had a great career. They won the Mason Dixon Girls BB
championship in 2019, 2nd
place in 2020, and 3rd place in 2018 . They also earned the Sportsmanship
Award in 2018. They finished 6th place at the Clerc Classic in 2020.

Below is our Statistical Leaders:

Full info on FSDB Team Page at www.MaxPreps.com

Team scoring (games, points scored)

4 Games

Total: 153 points

Average: 38.3 points

Team defense (games, points allowed)

4 Games

Total: 87 points

Average: 21.8 Points

Scoring per game:

Olivia Brown (Jr): 3 games, 48  points, 16.0 ppg

Lourdine Jordonne (Sr): 4 games, 35 points, 8.75 ppg

Oceana Brown (So): 4 games, 18 points, 4.5 ppg

Cassidy Dainty (Jr): 4 games, 14 points, 3.5 ppg

Ja’Myra Harris (Sr): 4 games, 11 points, 2.75 ppg

Free Throws Made and Percentage:

Ja’Myra Harris (Sr): 4 games, 3/4, 75%

Keliah Williams (Sr): 3 games, 3/4, 75%

Oceana Brown (So): 4 games, 7/10, 70%

Taria Pellicer (Sr): 4 games, 2/4, 50%

Olivia Brown (Jr): 3 games, 2/4, 50%

3-Point Made and Percentage:

Oceana Brown (So): 4 games, 1/2, 50%

Taria Pellicer (Sr): 4 games, 1/3, 33%

Rebounds per Game:

Lourdine Jordonne (Sr): 4 games, 36 rebounds, 9.0 rpg

Keliah Williams (Sr): 3 games, 16 rebounds, 5.30 rpg

Cassidy Dainty (Jr): 4 games, 21 rebounds, 5.25 rpg

Kayla Deborw (8th), 2 games, 10 rebounds, 5.0 rpg

Taria Pellicer (Sr): 4 games, 13 rebounds, 3.25 rpg

Assists per Game:

Olivia Brown (Jr): 3 games, 7 assists, 2.7 apg

Oceana Brown (So): 4 games, 8 assists, 2 apg

Ja’Myra Harris (So): 17 games, 22 assists, 1.3 apg

Lourdine Jordonne (Sr): 4 games, 5 assists, 1.25 apg

Cassidy Dainty (Jr): 4 games, 4 assists, 1.0 apg

Keliah Williams (Sr): 3 games, 3 assists, 1.0 apg

Kayla Derbow (8th): 2 games, 2 assists, 1.0 apg

Steals per Game:

Olivia Brown (Jr): 3 games, 15 steals, 5.0 spg

Oceana Brown (So): 4 games, 19 steals, 4.75 spg

Lourdine Jordonne (So): 4 games, 11 steals, 2.75 spg

Ivabella Essex (8th): 3 games, 7 steals, 2.3 spg

Taria Pellicer (Sr): 4 games, 6 steals, 1.5 spg

Zaniesha Williams (Jr): 4 games, 4 steals, 1.0 spg

Blocks per game:

Kayla Debrow (8th): 2 games, 3 blk, 1.5 bpg

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Indiana girls’ basketball

Sectional 58 at Bethesda Christian
Games: Tuesday, Indiana Math and Science (4-12) vs. Traders Point
Christian (5-12), 7 p.m., Friday, Indiana Deaf (7-14) vs. Bethesda
Christian (14-6), 6 p.m., Riverside (14-5) vs. Game 1 winner, 7:30 p.m.

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Mississippi School f/t Deaf

Varsity girls
MSD 51
South Jones 56
28.6 in Overtime due (Their School Administrator stopped the game).

Record 4-7  ( 3 Senior players)

MSD boys  “ Both coaches agreed Forfeit”
South Jones

Record 0-13 ( 4 Senior players)

Basketball is Over!!!!!

Varsity girls – All America
Alexis Roberts (SR)
Raegan Hendrix (SR)
Mary Enow (SR)
Korea McCray (JR)

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Oklahoma boys basketball

2-9-21
We hosted Thackerville High School for our homecoming basketball game for
the last game of our basketball season.  It was a good game again.  We had
foul troubles,
but we made it to win with overtime.  We had excellent bench players to
cover with my first five players who had foul troubles.  Here are our
result:

Thackerville (6-10): 56
OSD (4-4): 60
Overtime

Senior Isaiah Holt: 38 pts, 12 rebs, 1 blk, 5 stls
Sophomore Ayden Arbertha: 10 pts, 3 rebs, 1 ast. 1 st;
Freshman RyJan Reninger: 5pts, 7 rebs, 4 asts, 3 stls
Senior Jordan Scism: 3pts, 17 rebs, 1 blk
Junior Pablo Gomez: 2 pts, 3 rebs
Senior KJ Lokeijak: 2 pts, 2 rebs, 8 asts, 1 blk, 4 stls

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Bonnie Sloan, NFL’s first deaf player

https://www.wilsonpost.com/community/appreciating-when-the-crowd-got-loud/article_8c14106e-6755-11eb-9b54-3f04bcbb64b8.html

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random deafsports thoughts

There is often a red flag with a past deaf athlete that
tells DeafDigest Sports editor that he turned down
a NCAA-I athletic scholarship offer in favor of
enrolling at Gallaudet.

And then at Gallaudet, that athlete never joined
the team in his sport!

A fact or an exaggeration on the part of that
past athlete?

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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.

You can now purchase your own copy for $35 apiece and $8 for shipping.

Please allow two weeks to receive the book.

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a vlog is at:
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2021/02/03

DeafDigest Sports –-  February 3, 2021

Hot DeafSports News at:
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—- random deafsports thoughts

— Deaflympics announcement

— ESDAA announcement

— Mississippi basketball

— Oklahoma girls’ basketball

— Oklahoma boys’ basketball

— dedication to the Father of Maryland football

— Gallaudet top athlete in national seminar

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dedication to the Father of Maryland football

David M. Denton, the past long-time superintendent
of Maryland School for the Deaf, has departed us.

He loved all sports with a passion and would talk
sports during teachers’ break time!

He was the assistant football coach with the
1960 North Carolina School for the Deaf
team that reached the state championship finals
before losing.

He became the new Maryland SD superintendent
in 1967 and one of his top athletic priorities
was to establish football on the campus. In
fact he pushed hard for this sport and found
funding to make this sport possible.

No Denton, no MSD football. This is his heritage
to Maryland sports.

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Gallaudet sports

Gallaudet’s Hannah Neild selected to 2021 NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hannah Neild will represent Gallaudet University next
month at the 2021 NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar from Feb. 3-5. This
professional development event provides leadership, educational and
transitional programming for current graduate assistants and interns from
NCAA member schools, conference offices and affiliate organizations. The
three-day virtual program educates, develops and connects selected
participants and equips attending young professionals with the skills
necessary to accelerate their career progression in college sports.

full story at
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/ncaaels

note:

DeafDigest Sports editor will always acknowledge Hannah’s
participation in Gallaudet athletics for two reasons.

She was a rarity, an established NCAA-II basketball player
(Merrimack College, now transitioning into NCAA-I) that
transferred to Gallaudet.  As with all colleges all over
USA, athletic transfers are a way of life – Gallaudet has had
its share of NCAA-I and NCAA-II transfers but they had borderline
NCAA-I/NCAA-II athletic skills. Not Hannah.

Also, she was a top athlete in three sports she played at
Gallaudet – women’s soccer, women’s basketball and softball.
It is rare for athletes, even on the NCAA-III level to play
three varsity sports. Not Hannah.

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ESDAA announcement

the ESDAA organization, have decided to cancel our annual ESDAA Track
Tournament due to many member schools not participating
due to their state/region/district’s regulations related to COVID-19.

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Deaflympics announcement

part of posting as translated to English

The 24th edition of the Summer Deaf Olympics , which would take place
between December 5 and 21 of this year, with the University of Caxias do
Sul as its priority seat, was postponed to occur between May 1 and 15,
2022. The definition occurred in the afternoon this Monday, February 1st,
in a meeting of representatives of the Plural Committee for the
organization of the event

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Mississippi basketball

Varsity girls
MSD 38
Bayou Academy 54

Record: 4-7

MSD 26
Bayou Academy  62

Record 0 – 13

Next Game 2/4 @ South Jones

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Oklahoma girls’ basketball

Oklahoma School for the Deaf high school girls
OSD vs Springer on  2/1/2021
OSD 19 – Springer 42

Points:
Sophomore Ashlei Miller 2 points
Sophomore Kisharra Belarde 6 points
Freshman Shakayla Simmons 5 points
Junior Brook Queen 6 points

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Oklahoma boys basketball

2-2-21
Springer High School had good sizes with even a 6’8′ tall player.  We ran
well with a 10-0 score in the first quarter.  But they changed the plays
which stopped us
so well the rest of the other quarters. Actually, I’m so proud of my boys
who worked so hard to meet their level of toughness and abilities with
Springer High
School.  Here was our result:

Springer (14-5): 66
OSD (3-4): 44

Senior Isaiah Holt: 22 pts, 4 rebs. 1 ast, 4 stls
Freshman RyJan Reninger: 10 pts, 7 rebs, 3 asts. 1 blk
Senior KJ Lokeijak: 6 pts, 4 rebs, 4 asts, 1 blk, 2 stls
Sophomore Ayden Artherbra: 2 pts, 8 rebs, 3 asts, 2 blks, 1 stl
Senior Jordan Scism: 2 pts, 3 rebs, 1 stl
Sophomore Cayden Ducharme: 2 pts, 3 rebs

Next Game: Will host Maud High School this Thursday at 1:30 pm

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random deafsports thoughts

saw this posting re the famous Replacements movie

Before I start talking about Hardball, I want to correct one mistake I
made when discussing The Replacements last week. I had meant to give the
film credit for its positive portrayal of a deaf man who was still really
good at sports. That kind of representation is still incredibly hard to
find even 20 years later, and it was a credit to the movie that they at
least took that one seriously and gave deaf kids someone like themselves
as a hero on the big screen.

note:
The Replacements movie, about the fictional Washington NFL football
team involved in the 1987 players’ strike, featured a fake-deaf
actor as a Gallaudet football player.

The coaches, in the story, said he would have been drafted if not
for his deafness.

It is the first and only time a Gallaudet athlete, either real or
fictional, has been featured in a full length movie.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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

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.

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

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