2021/03/27

DeafDigest Sports –-  March 27, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts

— Indiana softball

— Texas baseball

— Texas softball

— comment from USADB

— deaf referee in socceer

— athletics at West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind

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Indiana softball

newspaper posting

Tri 26, Indiana Deaf School 0

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Texas baseball

TSD Baseball

TSD – 0
Holy Cross – 18

Record: 0-2

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Texas softball

TSD Rangers – 0
Holy Cross – 15

Record: 0-3
Next Game – Home Game
Lutheran High vs TSD Rangers

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deaf referee in soccer

part of posting

Nova Scotia’s only deaf soccer ref is rising in the ranks

Soccer referee Matt Ayyash has come a long way since officiating his first
game.

“I was so nervous. I was like, ‘Oh my god, OK, I’m going to ref this game
and I’m deaf,'” he said during a recent interview with CBC Radio’s
Information Morning. Mae Smithman, an ASL-English interpreter, facilitated
communication in both languages for the interview.

Six years later, the former player with the Canadian Deaf Soccer Team has
continued to climb the ranks with Soccer Nova Scotia. He believes he’s the
only deaf soccer referee working in the province, and in 2016 — his first
year — he was named official of the year.

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athletics at West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind

https://www.hampshirereview.com/sports/article_a2df1a6e-8e47-11eb-a264-c3185550bd00.html?fbclid=IwAR3KmvkNx9yQ6qEUyXMPG0uVsJkrdBu6KOJx3Fco6ZKPw72JgiP8kjrDXB0

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comment from USADB

USADB is doing a survey to attempt to learn why it is difficult to get volunteers for the Board.

Note:

see below

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random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports has questions:

1. What is the difference between USA Deaf Basketball, Inc.
and National Deaf Basketball Organization?

2. Lack of publicity from both organizations. Official
announcements is not publicity – DeafDigest Sports
editor loves to know which teams are contenders and
which teams have these outstanding players.
Why lack of publicity?

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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:
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2021/03/22

DeafDigest Sports –-  March 22, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts
— Indiana softball

— Iowa boys’ track

— Kansas volleyball

— Riverside sports

— Gallaudet trainers

— weightlifting facilities

— Dummy Hoy

— wheelchair basketball

— USA Deaflympics women’s basketball coach

— USA Deaf basketball tweet

— Behind the Lines

— Passing of past Gallaudet weight thrower

— Nebraska wrestling controversy

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Gallaudet trainers

Gallaudet thanks its Athletic Trainers during National Athletic Trainer Month

During National Athletic Training Month, Gallaudet Athletics would like
to extend a special thanks to our athletic trainers; Mariko Kobanawa,
Thomas McKnight, Kat May, Teri Wood.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/natm2021

note:
During the early seventies, Gallaudet hired Joe Fritsch
as its first full time trainer. In the earlier years,
there were student trainers that took care of athletes
aches and pains.

The football players used to joke that one of the
student trainers was a much better doctor than
some hearing doctors. There is an element of truth
for one reason – student trainers provided much better
bedside manners than these doctors!

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Gallaudet weightlifting facilities

we have read so much about NCAA not being fair to women
basketball teams; the men had first class weightlifting
facilities at tournament sites whereas what the women
had was a joke.

Fortunately the women fought back, forcing NCAA to upgrade
their weightlifting facilities to be equal to men’s facilities.

DeafDigest Sports editor vividly recalls the old days
where weightlifting was not taken seriously, not just
at Gallaudet but at many other colleges everywhere.

Yes, Gallaudet had a weightlifting room – but it was in
the basement of men’s dorm and open to all – athletes
and students. It just had a few weightlifting equipment.
It really was not used that too often.

Only one athlete took weightlifting seriously – Bob
Corbett, the 3-time conference champion in discus throw
during the early sixties.

Nowadays Gallaudet’s weight training facilities is just
as superior to other NCAA-III colleges with a full time
strength coach to supervise all of Gallaudet’s teams.

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Gallaudet football

On TV, a program – Behind the Lines: The Academy Football Report
has been shown.

It shows the football as played by Army, Navy and the Airforce.

note:
In the early days of football, Gallaudet has had games
against Navy.

The Gallaudet-Navy series shows a 1-6 all-time record
in Navy’s favor.

Gallaudet won 16-0 in the first game against Navy in 1884.

The losing scores were:

0-4
0-24
0-6
16-22
6-22 (last game in 1896)

During the later part of 1990’s, Navy was in negotiations
to have its Sprint Football team (lightweight) play a
game against Gallaudet. This meant Gallaudet’s full sized
players against Navy’s lightweight players.

Gallaudet was interested – but unfortunately, nothing
came out of it.

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passing of past Gallaudet weight thrower

DeafDigest Sports editor learned that Julie
Dameron passed away. During her student days
in the 1990’s, she was one of the track and
field team’s better weight throwers.

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Indiana softball

from a tweet:

has a game tomorrow against Trititan

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Iowa boys’ track

newspaper posting

DOANE INVITATIONAL
Class D
BOYS TEAM SCORES: McCool Junction 138, Shelton 87, Kenesaw 45,
Exeter-Milligan 38, Lawrence-Nelson 27, Mead 27, Fullerton 26, Giltner 23,
Nebraska Lutheran 14, Dorchester 7, Iowa School for the Deaf 2.

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Kansas volleyball

part of newspaper story

Seabury Academy defeated Kansas School for the Deaf, 25-7, 25-18

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Riverside posting:

on their facebook

Hello, Students, Parents, Coaches, Staff, & Community!

School campus is still closed indefinitely with re-opening plans still
uncertain, we apologize but we have to cancel all games in the month of
April.

We hope that we can return to campus some time this spring. 🤞🏻

Stay healthy and be safe!

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Wheelchair basketball

After over a year off due to Covid, the wheelchair basketball season will
start again this weekend.  The Cincinnati Dragons varsity wheelchair
basketball team will be looking to compete for a national championship
this season led by their senior captain and starting point guard Kerwin
Haake.  Kerwin is a deaf player from Lexington KY and recently signed his
letter of intent to play college wheelchair basketball for the University
of Arizona next season.  The Dragons will be competing in the Rocky Top
tournament in Knoxville this Saturday March 27th against some of the top
teams in the country.  Game times will be 9:00, 10:30, 1:30 and 3:00
Eastern Time and will all be streamed live on www.facebook.com/gcasc.
Full tournament schedule is attached.

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USA women’s Deaflympics basketball coach

from a tweet

USA Deaf Basketball is proudly  to announce the 2021 Women s head coach,
Touria Ouahid- Boren! We are thrilled to welcome her on board and look
forward to working with her.

note:
She played basketball at Gallaudet during her student days and
was one of the team’s better players.

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USA Deaf Basketball tweet

USA Deaf Basketball (USADB) regretfully announces the resignation of
Joseph Brafford from his position as Commissioner, effective February 13,
2021.

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Dummy Hoy, part of his notes in baseball hall of fame

part of a long posting

the National Baseball Hall of Fame does have some of his handwritten
correspondence, including an exchange in 1935 with Ford Frick, then the
National League president. Hoy was thanking Frick, who later became
commissioner of baseball, for sending him a lifetime pass to big-league
games.

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Dummy Taylor, part of a long posting

Career highlights: Spent all but four games of his nine-year career with
the New York Giants (1900-08). Was part of their rotation, along with
Christy Mathewson, on the club’s 1904 and 1905 NL pennant winning-teams.
Taylor finished with a 116-106 career record and 2.75 ERA.

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Nebraska wrestling controversy

posting is in full because it is very important
for all deaf athletes that compete in contests
officiated by hearing referees (in all sports)
that may not be aware they have been discriminating
against the deaf.

NSAA rules on Gering wrestler’s requests after controversial match

Gering wrestler discusses state wrestling disappointment, team win and

The family of Gering wrestler Paul Ruff got some much awaited news on
requests they made to the NSAA after Ruff lost in a controversial
championship match Feb. 20. State Sen. John Stinner will introduce a
Legislative Resolution next week to honor the wrestler.

Ruff, who is deaf, lost 1-0 to Scottsbluff’s Paul Garcia, a four-time
state champion, in the Class B 126-pound title match. A point was given to
Garcia after Ruff had been cautioned twice about the placement of his
knees on a reset.

The wrestler and his coach said Ruff was unable to hear directions by the
referee during the match as he must remove his cochlear implant while
wrestling. He relies on lip reading, which was complicated because the
referee wore a mask due to precautions for COVID-19.

Unable to hear or lip read, Ruff has maintained he didn’t realize what was
going on during the match and was unable to follow directions. His
confusion was evident after the match, with his coach, Jared Berger,
having to explain to him the loss.

After the championship match, the Commission for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing learned of the situation and came to advocate for Ruff for a
resolution.

In seeking a resolution, Ruff’s family made five requests of the NSAA.
They requested the NSAA form a student advisory committee that included
Ruff and for sensitivity training for officials. The family asked that the
referee of the match be made to take that sensitivity training before
being allowed to referee next season, and that he not be allowed to
referee in the state tournament for five years. Their last request was
that the championship match be overturned and both wrestlers declared
co-champions.

During a Wednesday meeting of the NSAA’s Board of Directors, the board
honored some, but not all, of Ruff’s requests. The first request, forming
a student advisory committee, was one that was agreed to, Jay Bellar, NSAA
executive director, told the Star-Herald

“(The NSAA board of directors) had a long discussion on the situation,”
Bellar said. “We sent some findings to the Ruff family yesterday. We are
going to develop an advisory group to address athletes with disabilities.
Paul Ruff is going to be invited to be on that group. That was one of the
things that (the Ruff family) thought would be a good idea, and we thought
that would be a good idea. We’re going to start with wrestling and see how
that goes.”

Bellar said the NSAA would make some additions to its sports and activity
guides.

“Another thing that we’re going to do is we’re going to include language
in all our NSAA sports activity manuals regarding our process (for
requesting accommodations),” he said. “We think that it will be helpful
for schools if it’s in there — that we provide accommodations for
(athletes with disabilities).”

Referees will also be given direction on dealing with students with
disabilities.

“We will also include information on accommodations at all our required
officials’ state rules meetings,” Bellar said. “Coaches (have to attend)
rules meetings, so everybody’s going to hear that part of it. Also, we
coordinated with the Nebraska Coaches Association and the state
associations on education opportunities for members school and coaches on
children with disability.”

The NSAA is also implementing cultural competency training.

“We are going to offer cultural competency training for the NSAA
directors, officials, our official observers and anybody interested in
taking that (training). Ron Higdon, our director of wrestling, the
official who was involved and our supervisor of wrestling all have agreed
to take that course,” Bellar said.

The NSAA, though, denied the family’s request to overturn the results of
the match and make Ruff and Garcia co-champions, Bellar said.

“We just didn’t think that was something that we were going to do to our
officials,” he said. “In any activity we have — whether it’s football or
basketball or wrestling — officials have a tough job to do. They make
(judgment calls). If we start second guessing (our referees), where does
it stop?

“(Ruff) is a heck of a wrestler, but the way the match turned out was
(Ruff lost 1-0) and we’re not reversing that.”

Attempts to reach the Ruff family and representatives for the Nebraska
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for comment were unsuccessful
as of press time.

Next week, State Sen. John Stinner, of Gering, plans to introduce a
Legislative Resolution to honor Ruff during the legislative session.

“This was a kid who actually lost a state championship because he couldn’t
understand or hear the ref telling him that he false started,” Stinner
said. “It was terribly, terribly unfortunate.

“The kid wrestled his whole life. If he knew what was going on, he’d have
known how to fix it. (Ruff) has aspirations to wrestle in college. This
was an important match for him.”

Stinner said it is important to honor Ruff for overcoming obstacles to be
successful on the wrestling mat.

“I think it’s acknowledging his accomplishments. He’s had some barriers, I
think we ought to celebrate those kids who do well. It was an unfortunate
occurrence and I think it is appropriate to celebrate (his
accomplishments). He’s a role model for other kids who have hearing
impairments.”

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random deafsports thoughts

With respect to the long Nebraska posting above,
regardless of the sport, there will always be
discrimination against deaf athletes.

The key issue – is it a level playing field between
the deaf and the hearing athletes?

There is no easy answer.

End of discussion!

Thank you.

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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
 

2021/03/12

DeafDigest Sports –-  March 12, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts

— Texas sports

— a basketball rout avenged an earlier season close defeat

— Gallaudet fun walk

— deaf athletes at NTID

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Gallaudet fun walk

Sign-up for the Bison Virtual Fun Run Walk by March 18

Gallaudet Intramurals has announced details about the upcoming Bison
Virtual Fun Run/Walk competition that will run from March 21 until April
8, 2021.

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

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Maryland girls’ basketball

MSD GBB: Game #5 vs Saint Maria Goretti (JV)

March 10, 2021

High School Varsity Girls Basketball Game #5

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

1      2     3     4   =   Total
MSD –    18  11   12   23  =      64
SMG –     4    6    10     7  =     27

MSD

C. Lummer – 12 points, 1 rebound, 7 steals, 4 assists
C. Salit – 32 points, 10 rebounds, 8 steals, 6 assists
H. Weiss – 11 points, 13 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
L. Froehle –  5 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block
K. Fuller  – 4 points, 3 rebounds

Team FG: 22
Team 3-FG: 4 (C. Salit)
Team FT: 8-17

SMG

A. Warren – 6 points
H. Green – 4 points
A. Crowderzy – 5 points
A. Jackson – 1 points
A. Fulton – 11 points

Team FG: 7
Team 3-FG: 2 (A. Warren)
Team FT: 7-14

Record: 2-3 (End of Season)

note:
in the first game of the abbreviated basketball
season, Maryland lost 45-44 to this same
opponent. This win meant a 38-point turnaround.

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Texas sports

TSD Spring Sports has returned! We started the first week of practice last
week. Be on the lookout for plenty of games coming up after spring break!

TSD Softball Result:

Brentwood Christian, 16
TSD, 3

Record: 0-2

TSD Baseball Result:

TSD, 5
San Marcos Academy, 19

Record: 0-1

TSD High School Spring Sports Coaches:
Baseball Head Coach: Jonathan Furman
Softball Head Coach: Cary McKeller
Coed Tennis Head Coach: Chris Hamilton
Coed Track & Field Head Coach: Larry Smith

TSD Middle School Spring Sports Coaches:
Middle School Girls Softball Head Coach: Daniella Bernal & Keisha
Hernandez
6th-8th Coed Tennis Head Coach: Matt Thompson & Carlotta Hernandez
6th-8th Coed Track & Field Head Coaches: Andrea Meehan & Toby Daniels

TSD Softball

TSD – 4
San Marcos Academy – 15

Record: 0-1

Next game: Home game against Brentwood at 4:30 pm.

TSD Baseball

TSD Baseball will begin their season with an away game against San Marcos
Academy on March 11 at 6:00 pm.

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Deaf athletes at NTID

according to a tweet, there are approximately 40 NTID
students that play RIT sports.

Note:

RIT rarely has deaf athletes on team sports (basketball, soccer,
baseball, hockey, etc). These deaf athletes mostly participate
in individual sports such as cross country, swimming, track, etc.

In the 1970’s RIT fielded a club football team – yet deaf
participation was always low – maybe one or two deaf
players per season.

About 15 years ago a group of NTID students wanted to establish
their own club football team. They were serious about it but
their efforts got nowhere.

Their coordinator of deaf athletes is Skip Flanagan,
himself deaf and a former player with the RIT baseball team.

He played pro baseball in independent league one season.

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random deafsports thoughts

As a hobby DeafDigest Sports editor researches past
deaf players in the majors and minors. The list of
such players is several pages.

One of the players is Gil McDougald. Yankee fans of
the fifties will remember him as one of these
great infielders (2B, SS, 3B).

He became deaf because a ball hit him on the head
during practice. While he continued playing, his
deafness made him miserable – lonely and withdrawn.

Years later CI completely restored his hearing.

He played while hearing; he also played while
deaf. Does that qualify him as a “deaf” baseball
player on DeafDigest Sports’ list of deaf
baseball players?

He was not the only one who became deaf during
major league career. There were others.

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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

2021/03/10

DeafDigest Sports –-  March 10, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts

— wrestling back at one school

— a tweet from one school

— end of a 4-game basketball season

— deaf wrestler expects official state response

— first track meet of season

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part of newspaper story

NSAA to address grievances of deaf Gering wrestler Paul Ruff over state
tourney accommodations

More than two weeks after the State Wrestling Championships, the family of
Gering wrestler Paul Ruff is expecting some answers this week. The NSAA
will address their grievances about the Class B 126-pound title match.

Paul Ruff, who is deaf, lost 1-0 to Scottsbluff’s Paul Garcia after Garcia
was given a point on a second caution for the way Ruff was lining up on a
restart.

The family continues pursuing options, Paul’s father, Scott Ruff said, to
be advocates for other students with disabilities to have an even playing
field.

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Maryland boys’ basketball

Yeshivat Makor Chaim @ Maryland School for the Deaf

1     2     3     4   =  Total
YMC  –  13  16   15   19   =   63
MSD  –  18  13     5   22   =   58

Halftime –  MSD led 31-29

MSD ORIOLES
Nathan Sheppeck – 7 points, 3 reboundsRocco Bauer – 7 points, 6 steals, 3
assists
Enow Otto – 32 points, 18 rebounds, 3 steals
Zion Ortiz – 9 points, 1 blockGabriel Asante-Kwakye – 3 points

Team Total FG:  27
Team Total 3FG:  1 (Sheppeck)
Team Total FT:  3-9

YESHIVAT MAKOR CHAIM CYCLONES
Dani Carter – 18 points
Jonathan Rosen – 14 points
Avi Friedman – 6 points
Issac Reitberger – 11 points
Dani Oken – 13 points
Shlomo Abrahamson – 1 point

Team Total FG:  25
Team Total 3FG:  6 (Reitberger 3, Rosen 3)
Team Total FT:  7-13

Record:  0-4   (Season End)

Maryland School for the Deaf @ Frederick Warriors

1     2     3     4   =  Total
MSD  –  13  18   17   11   =   59
FW    –  13   20  19   20    =  72

Halftime –  Warrior led 33-31

MSD ORIOLES
Nathan Sheppeck – 19 points
Elian Zfati – 2 points
Rocco Bauer – 3 points
Ethan Guettler – 3 points
Enow Otto – 15 points
Zion Ortiz – 15 points
Gabriel Asante-Kwakye – 2 points

Team Total FG:  25
Team Total 3FG:  5 (Sheppeck 3, Bauer, Guettler)
Team Total FT:   4-7

FREDERICK WARRIORS
David Humans – 6 points
Mica Kujic – 23 points
Tyler Lindley – 20 points
David Switzerland – 12 points
Caleb Paisarelli – 11 points

Team Total FG:  29
Team Total 3FG:  9 (Kujic 3, Humans 2, Switzer 2, Lindley, Paisarelli)
Team Total FT:  5-11

Record:  0-3

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Oklahoma track

Oklahoma boys track

We went to our first track & field at Maysville, OK.  It was so beautiful
weather with 70 degrees, but bad windy.  We used to have at least 15 guys
in the past, but
now we have 6 guys.  Here are our result:

Discus:  Sophomore Cayden Ducharme: 48.7
Shot up: Sophomore Cayden Ducharme: 30.4
100m Dash: Sophomore Shannon Lewis: 12:72, Freshman RyJan Reininger:
12:88, Junior Pablo Gomez: 13:45
800m Run: Senior Isaiah Holt: 2:27:11 (3rd place)
200m Dash: Sophomore Shannon Lewis: 27:47, Freshman RyJan Reininger:
27:59, Junior Pablo Gomez: 30:42
1600m Run: Senior Isaiah Holt: 5:46:12
1600m Relay: (RyJan, Shannon, Pablo, Isaiah): 4:20:35

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Rochester sports

from a tweet

RochesterSchoolDeaf

#RSDeaf is excited to announce our Wildcat Athletics Reopening Plan for
Spring 2020 including Varsity Volleyball and Varsity Soccer

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Texas wrestling

Summary from TSD wrestling coach –

TSD wrestling is finally back in action! The team attended the Gorman
Invitational tournament in Tyler, Texas. With only a week of practice, the
coaches were definitely proud and impressed with the results. Out of 15
boys that wrestled 12 of them placed in the top 3! Several of them enjoyed
a great result after a few year hiatus from wrestling. Hawins Morgan,
Brandon Brentham, Zefan Nathanson and Joshua Saaty won 1st place.  Elijah
Oliver, Titus Sterling, Jordan Leeper, Zachary Hurt, Marion Walker and
Aalijah Crumpton took 2nd. Zarek Nathanson and Kevin Lopez took third
place. We look forward to a fun season with them!

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random deafsports thoughts

NFL has Black referees.

NFL has two female referees.

NFL has ZERO deaf referees.

We have many, many deaf referees that officiate hearing high school
football games – but there is a hidden discrimination. Many, if not
all of them, have been limited to Back Judges. They just look
for pass interference, illegal blocks downfield, and incomplete passes.

Is that the easiest job a referee could do (without the need to
explain the flags to the “boss” (white capped head referee?)

Years ago a deaf referee wanted to establish a national
organization of deaf football referees. Nothing came out of it.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………

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

2021/03/04

DeafDigest Sports –- March 4, 2021

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

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

—- random deafsports thoughts

— Maryland boys’ basketball

— Maryland girls’ basketball

— Riverside sports

— part of Kevin Hall interview

— Gallaudet discounts

— Gallaudet versus one of the world’s best universities

— NCAA profiles a Gallaudet athlete

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Gallaudet athletics

NCAA social media spotlights Gallaudet’s J.C. Smith in Black History Month video

https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/smith-bhm

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

In the 1962-63 basketball team, Gallaudet played against
University of Paris and lost 42-39.

Many years later, University of Paris went through a
series of organizational and structural changes – and
is now Sorbonne University.

The US News’ 2021 Best Global Universities Rankings
has rated Sorbonne as the world’s 43nd best
university. It is akin to Gallaudet playing a game
with one of these Ivy League universities such
as Yale or Harvard or Princeton! This such a
game has never took place.

It was a club team, consisting of past USA collegiate
players that traveled to France to study for higher
degrees. There are no varsity sports in France, just
club teams in different sports.

One of the players was 6’6 tall that controlled the
paint and the boards and was a major factor in
defeating Gallaudet.

Anyway, if one said Gallaudet played against
Sorbonne in the past, it is not an exaggeration.

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Gallaudet discounts

15% discount on drinkware at GallaudetAthleticsStore.com through March 31

Read this story online at
https://gallaudetathleticsstore.merchorders.com/

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Maryland boys’ basketball

Maryland SD Boys Basketball Game #2

March 3, 2021

Yeshivat Makor Chaim @ Maryland School for the Deaf

1     2     3     4   =  Total
YMC  –  15    6   17   17   =   55
MSD  –  13   11  16   14   =   54

Halftime –  MSD led 24-21

MSD ORIOLES
Nathan Sheppeck – 10 points, 6 steals, 3 rebounds
Elian Zfati – 4 points
Ethan Guettler – 5 rebounds
Enow Otto – 25 points, 18 rebounds, 1 block
Zion Ortiz – 15 points, 4 rebounds

Team Total FG:  25
Team Total 3FG:  2 (Ortiz 2)
Team Total FT:  2-6

YESHIVAT MAKOR CHAIM CYCLONES
Carter – 16 points
Rojen – 8 points
Shihdel – 4 points
Friedman – 4 points
Reitberger – 16 points
Oken – 4 points
S. Abramson – 3 points

Team Total FG:  22
Team Total 3FG:  6 (Reitberger 4, Rojen 2)
Team Total FT:  3-11

Record:  0-2

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Maryland girls’ basketball

MSD GBB: Game #4 vs Gerstell Academy

March 3, 2021

High School Varsity Girls Basketball Game #4

Maryland School for the Deaf vs. Gerstell Academy

1      2     3     4   =   Total
MSD –    7      2     8     7    =      24
GA    –     9    17   15    6     =    47

MSD

C. Lummer – 13 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 assist, 1 block
C. Salit – 3 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals
H. Weiss – 8 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assists
L. Froehle –  3 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
K. Fuller  – 7 rebounds, 2 steals

Team FG: 8
Team 3-FG: 1 (C. Salit)
Team FT: 5-8

GA

Wargo – 3 points
Saunders – 10 points
Jackson – 13 points
Heinz – 2 points
Martin – 1 point
Smist – 2 points
Redman – 10 points
Polk – 4 points
Urban – 2 points

Team FG: 13
Team 3-FG: 6 (1 Wargo, 2 Saunders, 3 Jackson)
Team FT: 1-2

Record: 1-3

MSD GBB: Game #3 vs Glenelg Country School

March 1, 2021

High School Varsity Girls Basketball Game #3

Maryland School for the Deaf vs. Glenelg Country School

1      2     3     4   =   Total
MSD –    7      8   13    18   =      46
GCS –     8    19   16    13     =    56

MSD

C. Lummer – 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist
C. Salit – 23 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists, 2 blocks
H. Weiss – 11 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist
L. Froehle –  2 rebounds, 1 steal
K. Fuller  – 3 rebounds, 1 charge

Team FG: 12
Team 3-FG: 4 (3 C. Salit, 1 C. Lummer)
Team FT: 10-18

GCS

L. Fortin – 3 points
A. Bender – 16 points
A. Dyer – 9 points
R. Byrne – 2 points
B. Byrne – 9 points
M. Flanagan – 1 point
N. Eastwood – 4 points
C. Haynes – 12 points

Team FG: 18
Team 3-FG: 6 (1 L. Fortin, 2 A. Bender, 1 A. Dyer, 2 C. Haynes)
Team FT: 2-6

Record: 1-2

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Riverside sports

note:
A while ago a newspaper in Riverside county said that CSDR and
Sherman Indian were the only two schools in the county
not to play sports this year.

A clarification is in order.

Riverside said:
We might return to campus some time soon and we might still can
play some games in April or May.  Just a clarification here.

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Pro golf – Kevin Hall

part of an interview

The world of professional golf can be a particularly brutal one, with
Monday qualifiers, big cuts in the field and endless traveling, but Kevin
Hall, who has been chasing his dream of being a professional golfer for 16
years now, is no stranger to adversity.

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random deafsports thoughts

Deaf and Blind NBA basketball player

today, a story ran as follows:

The story of a partially blind and deaf NBA player

It was about Freddie Scolari, who was a pretty good
NBA player during the early fifties. DeafDigest Sports
editor, as a kid, remembers him.  He was deaf in one
ear and blind in one eye.

Reason for bringing this up was because the Sporting
News, around that time, ran a story of Bill Schyman,
a DePaul basketball star.

The headline ran something like this:

Deaf and blind basketball player

Was Schyman deaf? Yes, take off his hearing aid and he
pretty much was deaf – and was part of the Deaf Community
for years and years, plus coaching Gallaudet basketball
during the sixties. And playing Deaf Club basketball.

Was Schyman blind? He had to wear eyeglasses all the time,
but that does not qualify him as blind!

Schyman played professional basketball for a touring team
that played against Harlem Globetrotters. He stayed with
the touring team for two years before moving on to other
pursuits in life.

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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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a vlog is at:
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