2021/07/17

DeafDigest Sports  –-  July 17, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts

— football updates

— Gallaudet updates

— Florida football

— Mississippi girls’ basketball

— first deaf athlete to win Olympics gold

— deaf referee in soccer

— remembering 1987

— USA deaf men’s soccer

— deaf trainer with a pro team

— deaf basketball on TV

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football updates

so far, 14 schedules turned in

so far, 3 schools said they will turn in schedules

so far, 4 schools are not having teams this season

To coaches and athletic directors:
if you have already completed your schedules, please
email barry@deafdigest.com

thanks!

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Gallaudet sports

passing of Dreher

Passing of Dr. E. Ronald Dreher, former professor and chair of the
Department of Physical Education and Recreation

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2021-22/ronalddreher

note:

Dreher, in the past, oversaw operations of the Gallaudet
athletics department. At that time, up to mid-eighties,
athletics was part of his responsibilities. To better
serve Gallaudet, then-president Jerry Lee, split up
both departments, appointing Bob Westermann as Gallaudet’s
first full time athletic director, in addition to his
football head coaching duties. Dreher stayed with his
primary duties with the Department of Physical Education
and Recreation.

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Gallaudet –  past U of Texas football player

Gallaudet ran this headline:
Gallaudet Appoints Brad Hermes as CFO

Do not know if he is deaf or not, but the story said
he played football at U of Texas.

Player on football scholarship or a walk-in? Again,
do not know.

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Florida football

We are still trying to fill Oct 2 with a HC game against
another Deaf opponent.

If not, our HC will be 10/14 vs Hope Christian.

note:
the scheduling goal of all deaf football schools is to
always find a deaf opponent for their homecoming day
games. Some seasons, finding a deaf opponent is
impossible! Deaf football fans love these deaf vs
deaf games.

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Mississippi girls’ basketball

one of candidates for state girls’ basketball player of the year

Female Basketball Player of the Year: Zykeria Anderson, Raymond; Madison
Booker, Germanton; Samya Brooks, Pontotoc; Simaru Fields, Gulfport;
Areyanna Hunter, Louisville; Rhema Pegues, Olive Branch; Debreasha Powe,
Maridian; Kennedy Ransom, Madison Central; Alexis Roberts, Mississippi
School for the Deaf; Meloney Thames, Choctaw Central; Macie Walker,
Belmont; Taylor Woodhouse, Southaven.

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first deaf athlete to win Olympics gold

part of posting

Jeff Float found purpose in the swimming pool, ultimately winning gold in
the 4×200 freestyle relay swimming event at the 1984 Olympics in L.A.

Float, who was the first legally deaf American athlete to nab a medal in
the games.

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deaf referee in soccer

there was a newspaper write up about Matt Ayyash, who is
deaf and has been certified as Nova Scotia’s first
and only deaf soccer referee.

First and only? Just let us accept the fact that
we do have a deaf referee in soccer in Nova Scotia

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remembering 1987

part of newspaper story about the 1987
San Bernardino Spirit minor league
baseball team.

One of the players was a deaf relief pitcher.

note:
No name was mentioned but DeafDigest Sports
thinks it was Von Weschberg, son of deaf
moviemaker Peter Wolf. He was said to be
hard of hearing, not deaf, but no matter.

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USA deaf men’s soccer

part of newspaper posting

There are 37 men competing for 23 spots on the United States Deaf Men’s
National Team.

“Training is basically the same. It’s high-level training,” USDMNT player
Matthew Eby said.

Eby played in the USL — playing for Real Maryland FC — and has been a
part of two Deaf Men’s National Teams (2005 and 2009).

one player from London but was born in the United States) Eby mentioned
having this team is great for deaf athletes.

note:
Eby played soccer at Gallaudet. He is currently athletic director
at Wisconsin School for the Deaf, which does not field a soccer team,
just football.

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deaf trainer with a pro team

part of newspaper posting

Former Rivermen athletic trainer Max Finley, who finished his first
season at the Double-A ECHL in 2020-21 with South Carolina, was a
co-winner of the league’s athletic trainer of the year award. Finley is
deaf, and while working with the Rivermen skated internationally in the
Deaflympics.

note:
ECHL is one of the four professional minor leages in pro hockey;
approximately ranked 2nd strongest among these four leagues.

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deaf basketball on TV

according to a newspaper story, Nike and FIBA have agreed
to 11-Year deal to add 8 sports to TV networks.

One of the 8 sports is basketball, and it has included
International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD)
competition as one of these various basketball
federations.

TV people are fickle, and while they say deaf
basketball could be televised, will it be?

As always, stay tuned!

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random deafsports thoughts

One reason why DeafDigest Sports is disappointed
with Deaflympics – is that many deaf participants
do not play in their sports during off-Deaflympics
years but train hard at the last minute to get
ready for the Deaflympics.

Do they join local hearing teams in their sports?

Do not really know!

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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