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


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

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


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

Nathan Sheppeck – 7 points, 3 reboundsRocco Bauer – 7 points, 6 steals, 3
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

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

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

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


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


Rochester sports

from a tweet


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


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!


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.




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

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