DeafDigest Sports – September 25, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts

— bunch of sports results

— Gallaudet updates; a Gallaudet football win

— past footbal hero

— not mentioning beyond the word disqualification


won/lost records to date

pls go to bottom of this edition


this week’s scores
Sep 20 Maryland 52 Hancock 0

Thursday’s football scores
Sep 23 Florida 26 Duval Charter 23
Sep 23 Washington hosts Clallam Bay (cancelled)
Sep 23 Texas 80 St Mary’s Hal 54
Sep 24 Nashville Lighthouse Christian 62 Tennessee 20

Friday games
Sep 24 Riverside 66 Calvary Chapel 57
Sep 24 Indiana hosts Edinburgh (game not played)
Sep 24 Bagdad 80 Phoenix 22
Sep 24 Model hosts Paul Public Charter School (game not played)
Sep 24 Maryland 48 George School 6

Saturday games
Sep 25 Kansas at Oklahoma
Sep 25 Alabama at Mississippi
Sep 25 New Mexico hosts Northwest
Sep 25 Fremont hosts South Fork

Monday game
Sep 27 Wisconsin vs Fall River

if your school is missing on the list above,
please email barry@deafdigest.com

Games are being cancelled or played despite
not originally listed on their schedules
and so on.

Your assistance would be very helpful

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Gallaudet football

Gallaudet   49
Greensboro  42

Gallaudet now 2-0

more information in tomorrow’s DeafDigest Sports


Gallaudet volleyball

Bison hang tough with red-hot Eastern as 14th annual Worthington Classic gets underway

Eastern is another powerhouse Gallaudet had to deal with so far this season
they are 14-1

lost 3-1

won-lost record 5-9


Florida volleyball

FSDB vs Warner Christian Academy

Check out this highlight!  http://www.hudl.com/v/2Fv3mu

Lady Dragons bounce back and win!

Lady Dragons rebounded from a loss to the Interlachen Rams with a solid
victory over Warner Christian Academy. The girls played smart as they
continued to make some
good passes before hitting the ball. Lady Dragons had over 60 attack
attempts, and we made 33 kills. However, we still sent 39 of free ball.
Free ball is a pass we
send to the opposing team with a pass or set. We need to work on that.

In those three matches, both Brown sisters led all in kills with 11 kills
while also adding 4 digs. Senior outside hitter Olivia Brown had 2 aces
while junior
middle blocker Oceana Brown had 3 aces and 2 assists. Junior setter
Paisley Crook led in assists with 13 assists. Senior outside hitter
Cassidy Dainty led in aces
with 8 aces, she contributed 3 kills, 8 aces, and 5 digs. Senior right
hitter Zaniesha Williams also summed up with 2 kills, 2 assists, 1 ace,
and 2 digs.

The Brown Sisters

Lady Dragons (leaders) — Kills (33): Olivia 11, Oceana 11, Dainty 3,
Debrow 3, Williams 2, Crook 1, Essex 1, Hancock 1; Assists (22): Crook 13,
Essex 3, Oceana 2,
Dainty 2, Williams 2; Aces (17): Dainty 8, Oceana 3, Olivia 2,
Bonnano-White 1, Williams 1, Crook 1, Debrow 1, ; Digs (27): Crook 6,
Dainty 5, Oceana  4, Olivia 4,
Debrow 3, Colon-Moore 2, Williams 2, Elsie 1

Box Score:

S1, S2, S3,

Dragons:  25,  25,  25

Eagles:      17, 19, 19


Maryland football

MSD (4-0) 48
George School(2-2) 6

MSD    8   24   16   0   48
George 6   0     0   0      6

Zion Ortiz rushed for 124 yards and one touchdown. He also returned a punt
for 65 yards touchdown.  Ethan Sheppeck rushed for 91 yards and 1
touchdown. He also returned kickoff for 78 yards touchdown.  Ethan led
team in tackling with 6 and had 1 quarterback sack.
Austin Baker had 2 quarterback sacks.

Scoring Summary
M- Ethan Sheppeck 15 run (Zion Ortiz run)
G – Timothy Ruch 17 run (kick failed)
M – Nathan Sheppeck 15 run (Ethan Sheppeck run)
M- Jaden Joseph 1 run (Ethan Sheppeck run)
M- Zion Ortiz 65 punt return (Jaden Joseph run)
M-Ethan Sheppeck 78 kickoff return (Ethan Sheppeck run)
M- Zion Ortiz 20 run (Jaden Joseph run)

Individual Statistics
Zion Ortiz 16-124
Ethan Sheppeck 9-91
Nathan Sheppeck 7-74
Jaden Joseph 2-13

Jaden Joseph 1-6-0 23yds

Nathan Sheppeck 1-23

Total Yards
MSD – 317 (294 rushing, 23 passing)
George School – 69 (21 rushing, 48 passing)


Phoenix sports

Bagdad 80, Phoenix 22
Record: 0-3

Baghdad 3, Phoenix 0  9-25, 10-25, 18-25
Record: 0-7


Texas sports

TSD Cross Country
The high school boys & girls Cross Country teams were invited to compete
at the Hilltop Invitational in Georgetown last week. The varsity girls
raced on a 2 mile course while the varsity boys raced on a 3 mile course.
The course at the Hilltop Invitational had a great design that made it
friendly for spectators who were supporting their team & for coaches that
were coaching the athletes. The terrain on the course was everything you
would expect to see on a Cross Country course – grass, dirt, pavement, and
The varsity girls that competed were: Erin Collins, Jessica Fontana, &
Patricia Sucilla-Orozco. The Rangers were led by Patricia who is a dual
sport athlete competing in both Volleyball & Cross Country who finished
her 2 mile run with a time of 18:19 & finished in 13th place overall. This
was her first Cross Country race of the year – she plans to manage her
busy schedule to compete with this team again. Like Patricia, Jessica
Fontana also competed with the team for the first time this year. Jessica
got her first experience competing as a member of the Rangers Cross
Country team where she finished her 2 mile race with a time of 26:41. The
experience she experienced at the Hilltop Invitation will now give her a
little insight on where she physically is with her training & now gives
her a goal to improve at her next competition. Erin Collins competed in
her second meet of the season, she finished her 2 mile run with a time of
27:50. She missed her goal of improving her personal best time due to the
pain she was dealing with in her ankle. While racing on the course she
rolled her ankle when she slipped on a rock but she was determined to
finish the race so she refused to give up.
The varsity boys team featured: Gage Hopper, Arturo Merchan, Hawkins
Morgan, & Lorenzo Urrutia. The Hilltop Invitation was the second meet of
the season for Gage, Arturo, & Hawkins who all saw improvements on their
race times compared to their previous times at the first Cross Country
meet of the season. The Rangers were led on the 3 mile course by Hawkins
with a time of 22:15 followed by Arturo with a time of 23:12 & then Gage
who finished with a time of 30:08. Gage Hopper not only improved his time
at the Hilltop Invitational – he also ran an all time personal best on the
3 mile course by breaking his old mark that was established in 2019 by
over 2 minutes!!!!  At the beginning of the week these athletes set a goal
to improve their times & pushed each other during practice & the results
were shown. Lorenzo Urrutia got his first experience running with the
Ranger Cross Country team after joining the team late. He was not able to
finish the 3 mile race due to leg cramps that forced him out of the race.
Rylee Drumm & Kristen Medrano did not compete with the girls team at the
Hilltop Invitational as both were dealing with injuries & fatigue. The
Rangers will see their next competition on October 2 at the Brentwood
Christian School Invitational. The team goal is to “be better today than
they were yesterday” & to keep improving in hopes of reaching their peak
times by the end of the month in preparation for the competition at the
Cross Country State Championship.

TSD Football
Texas vs St. Mary’s Hall
Results: 80-54
Record: 3-1

Junior Varsity
Veritas vs Texas
Results: 60-25
Record: 0-3

TSD Volleyball
Texas, 0
Hill Country Christian, 3
Results: 5-25, 17-25, 11-25
Record: 10-7-1

Junior Varsity
Texas, 0
Hill Country Christian, 2
Results: 8-25, 10-25
Record: 12-5


Wisconsin sports

WSD lost to Maranatha Baptist 0-3, 13-25, 13-25, 19-25
Record: 2-3

Wisconsin Football team vs. Fall River on Monday 9/27 at home


past deaf football hero

part of newspaper story

Joel Plote

At 6’5,” he wreaked havoc on opposing offensive lines at Wapsie Valley
High School in Fairbank, Iowa. He earned Player of the Week honors in 1986
and helped lead it to a state title the same year as a senior.

DeafDigest Sports editor vaguely remembers him playing deaf basketball
and taking part in national deaf tournaments


not mentioning beyond the word disqualification

ESPN ran the story on the Jon Jones arrest.

It said:
His only career loss was via controversial disqualification.

not mentioned that it was deaf MMA fighter Matt Hamill who defeated
Jones via disqualification for an illegal hold.

Jones appealed and it was ruled against him


random deafsports thoughts

It is always a mystery why deaf football stars on high school
teams do not play college football.

Academic issues?

Financial issues?

Lack of interest?




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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won/lost records, as of 9/25/21

if you see errors, pls email barry@deafdigest.com

Alabama (8) 1-2
Florida (8) 2-1
Fremont (8) 2-1
Indiana (11) 2-3
Kansas (6) 1-1
Maryland (11) 4-0
Minnesota (8) 0-1
Mississippi (8) 0-1
New Mexico (6) 1-0
Oklahoma (8) 1-0
Phoenix (8) 0-3
Riverside (8) 4-0
Tennessee (8) 0-2
Texas (6) 3-1
Washington (8) 0-1

Rhode Island 1-0
Rochester 1-3
St Mary’s 3-1
Western Pennsylvania 0-6

Alabama 1-7
Arkansas 0-5
Florida 5-3
Fremont 1-2
Indiana 3-1
Iowa 1-3
Kansas 4-4
Maryland 11-4-2
Minnesota 3-2
Model 2-0
Oklahoma 2-2
Phoenix 0-7
Rochester 3-0
South Carolina 0-1
St Mary’s 0-2
Texas 10-7-1
Western Pennsylvania 0-5
Wisconsin 2-3