DeafDigest Sports – September 18, 2021

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won/lost records to date

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Thursday football scores
Sep 16 Mary M Knight 44 Washington 2
Sep 16 Florida 44 St John’s County Day 14

Friday scores
Sep 17 Indiana hosts Anderson Prep (changed to 9/18; different opponent)
Sep 17 Maryland hosts Hancock HS (postponed to Sep 20)
Sep 17 Model hosts Quantico HS (cancelled)
Sep 17 Riverside 64 Hesperia Christian 22
Sep 17 Fremont 38 Anderson Valley 14

Saturday games
Sep 18 Kansas at Wisconsin (cancelled)
Sep 18 New Mexico at Louisiana
Sep 18 Kansas at Minnesota (replacement game)
Sep 18 Indiana hosts Lake Station Edison (changed from above; different opponent)
Sep 18 Wisconsin at Minnesota

there is no guarantee that some games will be
played as scheduled. If you are planning to
watch a game, it would be wise to doublecheck
to make sure the game is being played as


Gallaudet updates

football – today
Gallaudet hosts Stevens Trade

final score:
Gallaudet 21
Stevens   14

Gallaudet led 14-0 at half and while Stevens caught up with two
second half touchdowns, Gallaudet scored one touchdown. Stevens
had the ball on the last possession of the game, but Gallaudet
defense prevented any damage.

Tomorrow’s DeafDigest Sports should provide game details but
for now Gallaudet is 1-0 for the season.

Next game coming up is away at Greensboro.

First set lead slips away from Bison in road match against Dickinson

lost 3-0

Gallaudet picks up 3-1 win at Wilson

won 3-1

3-7 won-lost record

Gallaudet football preview
Gallaudet football set to return after missing the 2020 season

four players on last season’s Texas School for the Deaf state championship
team are playing as Gallaudet freshmen – Brandon Brentham, Russell Rohde,
Zarek Nathanson, and Kylar Sicoli.

men’s cross country
GU men’s cross country finishes sixth at Charger Invitational

women’s cross country
Bison women’s team places fourth at Charger Invitational


Alabama volleyball

Thursday, September 16
Wadley 3  ASD 0 (25-9, 25-12, 25-16)
Season 1 – 6
Area 1 – 3


Arkansas volleyball

September 15.

ASD 23  26  25 24 6
OSD 25  24 19 26 15

OSD 3 to 2.

Last night was an exciting VB match between ASD and OSD. it went the full
5 sets. Close matches.  3 of them was won by 2 points.


Florida volleyball

9/16/21: FSDB at Palatka

All Dragon VB teams swept away by Panthers.

Middle School:

The young lady dragons lost their third straight game.

During the first game, we were not mentally and physically ready, so we
had several errors, such as our serving and not receiving the ball well.
However, in the
second game, we were focused and had better energy but still fell short.
They contribute more effort and never give up.

I’m so proud of our team because every player is improving their skills
every day. We need to find those sparks asap, so we will continue to work
on our weaknesses
and come together.

The middle school’s next home game is on Monday, September 20th, at 5:30
pm and 6:30 pm; come and support the young lady dragons!

Junior Varsity:

Our JV Dragons received their first loss last night. Our first game was a
wake up call for the girls.

The opposing team was able to serve and break apart our defense which
caused them to earn 25 points straight.

The second game, the girls pulled themselves together and were able to
take back points from the Palatka Panthers. Tensions were running high
this game and the
girls were starting to lose their cohesiveness. In the end we were
defeated a second time and we had a long talk about sportsmanship and
supporting each other. The
girls were able put their feelings aside in the end and supported Varsity
for their game.

Now that they had a taste of good competition, the girls will be ready for
their game next week on Tuesday and again on Wednesday at 5:30 and 6:30
These are both home games so please come and support the girls!


Check out this highlight! https://www.hudl.com/v/2Fqy3w

The Lady Dragons fell 3-0 to the Panthers on Thursday evening. We were
struggling to receive their serve. They jumped out to a quick 9-1 lead,
but our girls fought
hard by passing well, setting right, and spiking hard. We got better in
the late set, but came up just short, 20-25 in the first set. The second
was much closer in
the early going with the first 9 points. There was a lot of back and
forth. Receiving their serve intimidated us. We tried not to lose our
momentum as we finished
at 9-25. In the third set, we gave numerous free balls as they attacked us
with hard spikes. We struggled to pass and set right. We were not able to
make any good
hits, but we tried to stay in the game by playing smart. The final set was

As the game went on, Kayla Debrow has learned to build her own Block City!
She blocked —– Olivia Brown led the Dragons with kills and aces.

The Lady Dragons will return to action next Tuesday at home, and it will
be our first home game! Come and support us!

Lady Dragons (leaders) — Kills (14): Debrow 5, Olivia 4, Williams 2,
Oceana 1, Crook 1, Dainty 1; Assists (11): Crook 7, Olivia 3, Oceana 2,
Hancock 1, Williams 1;
Aces (6): Kayla 3, Dainty 1, Essex 2; Digs (28): Dainty 8, Oceana 6,
Olivia 5, Crook 3, Debrow 3, Essex 2, Williams 1 ; Blocks (2): 1 Brown, 1

Record 3-2


Florida football

We welcomed the Spartans of St. Johns Country Day School out of Orange
Park to Usina Field tonight.  We, however, weren’t very welcoming as we
pulled out a 44-14

Our youngsters logged many snaps tonight thanks to the dominance of our
starting unit in the 1st quarter.  On our very first play of the night,
Luis Merced
scampered 75 yards for a touchdown.  Justin Cabrera, Phoenix Lambirth, and
Frantz Valbrun also scored touchdowns tonight.

Our backup defense played practically the whole night and only allowed 14
points.  Way to go, young fellas!

Our next game is a big one, and it’ll be HOME on 9/23 vs Duval Charter
School, 7pm.

For our conference info, you can visit



1q FSDB Merced 75 run (Lambirth run) 8-0

1q FSDB Cabrera 37 run (Cabrera run) 16-0

1q FSDB Merced 32 run (fail) 22-0

1q SJCD 50 pass (PAT failed) 22-6

1q FSDB Lambirth 75 run (Dulcio run) 30-6

2q FSDB Cabrera 14 run (Lambirth run) 38-6

3q SJCD 2 run (PAT good) 38-14

4q FSDB Valbrun 43 run (PAT failed) 44-14



Luis Merced 2-107, 2td. Phoenix Lambirth 2-79, 1td, 2pat. Frantz Valbrun
6-71, 1td.  Justin Cabrera 3-48, 2td, 1pat. Angel Guillen 8-44, 1pat.
Cayto Dulcio 3-15,
1pat. Darren Groome 2–2.


Justin Cabrera 0/1.



Cayto Dulcio 10t (6 solo) 1tfl 1pd.  DeCedrick McKenzie 4t (2 solos).
JaMorien Scott 4t (1 solo) 1tfl, 1ff, 1fr.  Antawn Wanliss 3t (1 solo).
Phoenix Lambirth 2t
(2solos) 2sk.   Sincere Vazquez 2t (2solos). Justin Cabrera 2t (2 solo)
1tfl. Luis Merced 2t (1solo). Angel Guillen 2t (1 solo).  Marcus Guillou
1t. Jamie Antal 1t.
Andre Pellicer 1t (1 solo) 1tfl.  LaSean Nagle 1t (1solo) 1tfl. Frantz
Valbrun 1t.  Roberto Centeno 1t. Darren Groome 1t.  Daren Cason 1t.


Maryland football

MSD vs Rappahannock

Rappahannock County HS (0-1)

Rappahannock      0        0         0       0       0
MSD              22       22         6       6       56

Scoring Summary

M- E. Sheppeck 25 yards run (R. Bauer pass from Joseph)
M- Z. Ortiz 22 yards run (Run failed)
M- N. Sheppeck 37 yards run (Joseph run)
M- Z. Ortiz 42 yards run (Joseph run)
M- Z. Ortiz 36 yards run (E. Sheppeck run)
M- E. Sheppeck 20 yards run (Run failed)
M- E. Sheppeck 16 yards run (run failed)
M- D. Collins II 5 yards run (run failed)

Individual Stats
Zion Ortiz: 6- 121 3 tds
Ethan Sheppeck- 9-132 3 tds
Nathan Sheppeck- 6- 128 1 td

Jaden Joseph: 3-3 49 yards

Ethan Sheppeck- 1-28
Nathan Sheppeck- 1-20

AJ Baker led the team with 10 tackles and two forced fumbles. Ethan
Guettler and Mepper Beshears had a fumble recovery apiece.

Total Yards :
MSD: 469 yards total (420 rushing/49 passing)
R: 56 total yards (56 rushing/0 passing yards)


Maryland volleyball

Maryland beat Mercersburg Academy
Scores: 25-12, 25-14, 25-7
Record: 9-1-0

Olivia Clinger
2 kills, 3 blocks

Citrine Lummer
13 kills, 7 digs, 1 assist, 5 aces

Jade Macedo
2 kills, 16 assists, 3 digs, 5 aces

Alona Zfati
6 digs, 1 ace

Alina Williamson
2 digs

Arabella Bielucke
4 kills, 1 dig

Sigridura Junc
1 block, 1 ace

Ciara Luttrell
1 ace

Amber Virnig
2 kills

Sierra Herzig-Wilcox
1 kill, 1 block, 1 ace

JV Maryland beat Fairfax Hawks
Scores: 25-16, 25-9
Record: 8-2-1


Minnesota volleyball

Our varsity girls volleyball team swept AFSA by winning 3 straight sets.


Overall record now at 2-1

This Saturday will be our homecoming game. Iowa school for the Deaf and Kansas
School for the Deaf will play in 3 team match ups.

8am MSAD vs ISD
9:30am ISD vs KSD
11:00am KSD vs MSAD


New Mexico volleyball

part of newspaper story

New Mexico School for the Deaf 3, Tierra Encantada 0

What happened: The Lady Roadrunners reached the .500 mark when they swept
the Alacranes, 25-16, 25-16, 25-18. NMSD head coach Letty Perez said the
team has grown considerably on the court. “We’ve seen them improve so much
since Day One and look forward to more growth,” Perez wrote in an email.

Top players: Stacy Vargas served 13 aces and had eight kills for the Lady
Roadrunners, while freshman Angelique Quiñonez had nine aces. Senior
Sophia Martinez chipped in with eight kills.


Oklahoma volleyball

OSD 0 vs Life Christian Academy 1

OSD 1 vs Arkansas School for the Deaf 0

Record 2-2


Rhode Island soccer

RISD’s Varsity Soccer team kicked off our 2021 fall season with an away
game at Providence Country Day School — this was our first game in nearly
2 years!
We jumped out to a strong 3-0 first half lead and were feeling good. The
coaches made some adjustments to give our players playing experience at
new positions and
was able to hold off PCDS’ two-goal rally to win the game 3-2.

RISD –  3  0  – 3
PCDS-  0  2 – 2

Dimas C. – 3 Goals

Record: 1-0
Next Game: Friday, September 24 vs. Blackstone Valley Prep


Riverside football

said the head coach Keith Adams:

Next 2 games big test for us


Rochester soccer

RSD hosted the Bluehawks in a friendly, 6 v 6 soccer game this past Friday
evening under the sun! It was a fun competitive game with both sides
making some great
shots. However, in the end, we were able to prevail. We appreciate DSD
traveling down to Rochester and wish them the best of luck throughout the

Final Score:
RSD: 8
DSD: 6


Aggas (3)
Stenson (2)
A. Clark (2)
B. Clark (1)


A. Clark (2)

Lima Baptist Church  6
Rochester            1

Cayne Aggas (1)

Record: 0-1


St Mary’s soccer

The Bisons have found some early success in this 2021 season having earned
their 2nd consecutive win by defeating league opponent the Stanley G. Falk
school by the
score of 8-0. Farhad Ghorbani (Sophmore) led the scoring by notching 4
goals followed by senior Brady Bartell who netted 2 goals of his own. The
Bisons were in
complete control the entire match. Come out to the field next week as our
team looks to make it 3 wins in a row and continue our hot streak.

Overall Record: 2-0
Individual Stats:
Farhad Ghorbani: 4 goals(2nd,3rd,4th, & 5th of the season)
Brady Bartell: 2 goals(2nd & 3rd of the season)
Ethan Antone: 1 goal(4th of the season)
Magdi Mohammed: 1 goal


St Mary’s volleyball

The Lady Bisons started off their season yesterday afternoon against the
Central Baptist Lions. After the extended “break” from volleyball, the
ladies came back to
the court with a new feel for the game. After a very rocky 1st set, the
girls were able to shake off a little of their nerves and started to find
more cohesion in
their play. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to comeback, and we fell in 3
straight sets.

Julia Bronneberg racked up a total of 15 service points, 3 of which were
aces, and showed her leadership on the court  by being involved throughout
the game and
managing 4 attack swings.  Emma Foster emerged as a surprising setter
early in the game. Her calm control at the net helped setup several
players for attack
opportunities and really demonstrated her hustle and energy. Kioney
Alvira-Jurado made her return to the volleyball court this year with a
solid overhand serve
which she unveiled earning 2 aces. Once she manages a little more control,
she will be a huge asset for the team. Emilylynn Spillman, Zarielle Ormsby
and Elliana
Sanders made their volleyball debut and Briona Zupa and Aleyshka Rivera
assisted throughout the game.

The effort and teamwork demonstrated by the girls was amazing to see and
we can only hope that as they learn through the season their skills level
will rise to meet
their level of heart. Our next game will be against Rochester School for
the Deaf next Thursday at 3:30 pm. We hope to see lots of fans ready to
cheer on the Lady
Bisons just as much as we saw this week.


Texas sports

High School

Cross Country
Last week was a short week of practice for our Running Rangers XC team as
they continued preparing with core exercises & conditioning runs for their
first XC meet of the season that was hosted by St. Andrews Episcopal High
School on Saturday Sept. 11th. The 2 female athletes & the 3 male athletes
that competed on Saturday got their first test of the racing season
against very good competition. Each TSD runner struggled with running
against real competition as they were challenged mentally & physically
during the race but eventually found the finish line and crossed it. Our
female athletes raced on a 2 mile course around the campus that was on a
grassy surface as well as a dirt rocky surface. Our male athletes competed
in a 5k (3.1 mile) course that was the same course around the campus as
the 2 mile course with an additional half loop around the campus.

Texas will play their first home game against Veritas on September 17th at
7:00 pm.  Last season, TSD won their first State Championship against

Varsity Volleyball
Texas, 0
Lutheran High, 3
Result: 14-25, 7-25, 15-25
Record: 10-5-1

Junior Varsity Volleyball
Texas, 2
Lutheran High, 0
Result: 25-19, 25-18
Record: 8-2

Elem./Middle School

St. Austin, 0
7th/8th TSD, 2
Result: 25-22, 25-21
Record: 5-3

Hyde Park, 1
5th/6th TSD (white), 2
Result: 17-25, 26-24,16-14
Record: 1-0

Elem./Middle School Volleyball
St. Ignatius, 2
5th/6th TSD (Blue), 1
Result: 25-23, 25-27, 14-16
Record: 2-1

St. Ignatius, 1
5th/6th TSD (White), 2
Result: 26-24, 24-26, 15-8
Record: 2-0

St. Ignatius, 2
7th/8th TSD, 1
Result: 9-25, 25-18, 6-15
Record: 5-4

7th/8th Flag Football
TSD 0 – St. Ignatius 34.
Record: 0-2

5th/6th Flag Football
TSD  0 – St. Ignatius 8
Record: 0-2


Western Pennsylvania sports


Lost to Cornerstone Prep Christian, 1-6

NEXT GAME – 9/20/21 AWAY  Crawford Christian – @Slippery Rock Baptist Campground




NEXT GAME –   9/21/21  HOME  @ Grace Christian (V only)

Junior Varsity

Lost to Cornerstone Prep, 1-2 (26-24, 11-25, and 6-15)

RECORD:  0-4


Lost to Cornerstone Prep Christian, 0-3 (8-25, 13-25, and 6-25)



Macao’s super deaf female athlete

Hoi Long, who is deaf, was written up in an
interview. She is one of the Macao’s top female

Hoi won a bronze medal in the women’s triathlon at the 2018 Asian Games in
Indonesia and 6th place in the women’s triathlon at the 2017 National


big deaf soccer & basketball tournament

from a tweet

Over 1,000 participants from 22 African countries will be in attendance.
There will be 16 deaf football teams and 8 deaf basketball teams in the


In USA and Canada we call it soccer; in the rest of the world
soccer is called football (not the same as USA football, just


random deafsports thoughts

Can a deaf AD function well in hearing high school athletics?

More or less on a case by case basis.




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:


won/lost records, as of 9/15/21

Alabama (8) 1-2
Indiana (11) 1-1
Florida (8) 1-1
Fremont (8) 1-0
Indiana (11) 2-2
Kansas (6) 0-1
Maryland (11) 2-0
Oklahoma (8) 1-0
Mississippi (8) 0-1
New Mexico (6) 1-0
Phoenix (8) 0-1
Riverside (8) 2-0
Tennessee (8) 0-2
Texas (6) 2-0

St Mary’s 1-0
Western Pennsylvania 0-3

Alabama 1-5
Arkansas 0-4
Florida 2-1
Fremont 1-2
Indiana 3-1
Iowa 1-3
Kansas 0-2
Maryland 8-1
Oklahoma 1-0
South Carolina 0-1
Texas 10-2-1
Western Pennsylvania 0-3
Wisconsin 2-2