2021/01/13

DeafDigest Sports – January 13, 2021

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— Mississippi basketball

— Oklahoma girls’ basketball

— Oklahoma boys’ basketball

— national deaf basketball tournament cancelled

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Mississippi basketball

Varsity girls
MSD 39
Bayou Academy 38

Alexis Senior made winning shot

Record 3-6

MSD 27
Bayou Academy 69

Record 0-10

Next Game 1/19 “only boys” @ Delta Academy
Next Game 1/21 @ Mount Olive

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Oklahoma boys’ basketball

Whew, it was a very hot game.  It was our rival game with Mill Creek High
School.  We had score lead changes for 15 times.  Finally got a 2 point
score to lead with
4 seconds left to make it to win.  I’m so proud of my boys who did not
give up since we didn’t have enough to practice.  They did play with their
heart to complete
the game.  Here was our result of that game.

MHS-13-17-12-13=56
OSD-13-20-8-16=57

SR Isaiah Holt – 35 pts, 5 rebs, 12 stl, 4 ast, 4 blks, SR Jordan Scism –
10 pts, 7 rebs, 1 ast, FR RyJan Reininger – 6 pts, 7 rebs, 2 ast, 1 blk, 2
stls, SR KJ
Lokejiak – 2 pts, 9 ast, 1 stl, SO Ayden Arbertha – 2 pts, 8rebs, 1 ast, 2
stls, SR Dallas Lowry – 2 pts.

Next game:  Fox High School on January 19, 2021

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Oklahoma girls’ basketball

Game vs. Ryan on 1/11/2020
OSD 8 – Ryan 65

Scorers for OSD:
Senior- Kayleah Chebultz 4 points
Sophomore- Kisharra Belarde 2 points
Freshman- Shakayla Simmons 2 points

The high school girls basketball game info.
OSD vs Mill Creek on 1/12/2020
OSD 22 – Mill Creek 44

Points:
Freshman, Shakayla Robinson 10
Freshman, Zoey Chebultz 2
Sophomore, Ashlei Miller 3
Sophomore, Kisharra Belarde 5
Junior, Brook Queen 2

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national deaf basketball tournament cancelled

National Deaf Basketball Organization
has cancelled its 2021 tournament.

This tournament is being planned again
at Lancaster, PA sometime in 2022.

This is because of the pandemic concerns.

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random deafsports thoughts

What is the difference between National Deaf
Basketball Organization and the
USA Deaf Basketball Organization both of which
host their own national tournaments?

NDBO tends to host the tournament in the summer
whereas USADB hosts its own tournament in the
spring.

Deaf players and deaf teams have their choice
to affiliate with either (or both) tournaments.

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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

2021/01/12

DeafDigest Sports – January 12, 2021

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet track

— Gallaudet football history on display at hall of fame

— Alabama sports

— Oklahoma boys’ basketball

— college soccer recruit

— elite deaf softball umpire

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Gallaudet track

CSAC features Gallaudet men’s and women’s track and field coach Byron
Moore

ROSEMONT, Pa. – Gallaudet University men’s and women’s track and field
coach Byron Moore was the subject of the Colonial States Athletic
Conference (CSAC) Friday Feature on January 8.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/mtrack/2020-21/releases/moore-csac

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Gallaudet football history

Gallaudet football history on display in College Football Hall of Fame

ATLANTA – The lobby in the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame has a
new display featuring the Gallaudet University football program and its
history of being Home of the Huddle™. The new Gallaudet display debuted
this week and will be in the College Football Hall of Fame for the next
two months.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/fball/2020-21/releases/cfbhof

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Alabama sports

Yes, we are going to play basketball games this year. We may play 6-7
games and an area tournament in February.

First bb game: Saturday, January 23

Track is still on

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Oklahoma boys’ basketball

We didn’t even have basketball practices until last Sunday after we got
cleared from covid and returned to OSD.  We had one practice left before
the game started.
I knew my players were not ever ready.  Luckly,  I already gave them my
instructions at home exercises.   But overall, not bad for the first game.
We played with
Ryan High School last night.  Here was our result:

Ryan – 67
OSD – 49

Record: 0-1

Next game:  We will play our rival Mill Creek High School tonight.

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college soccer recruit

Owen Jacobs
rising freshman
men’s soccer
Belhaven University (Mississippi, NCAA-III)

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elite deaf softball umpire

USA SOFTBALL ELITE UMPIRE MICHAEL ELKINS SHARES HIS LIFE JOURNEY TO
BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE USA SOFTBALL UMPIRE PROGRAM

story as abbreviated

I am Michael Elkins!  I am a USA Softball Elite Umpire!

At the age of two I got a serious ear infection that caused my hearing to
be diagnosed as legally deaf.

I was introduced to USA Softball and started traveling out of state
to work tournaments. It was then that I found out the potential of what
USA Softball umpiring could offer me and how it could help me grow.

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random deafsports thoughts

As an afterthought regarding Belhaven University
(see above soccer),

The past football coach was Joe Thrasher (2009-2013).

He previously served as head coach at Mississippi School
for the Deaf 2001-2003)

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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

2021/01/08

DeafDigest Sports – January 8, 2021

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— Indiana girls’ basketball

— Mississippi girls’ basketball

— Texas volleyball

— Maryland football’s first coach

— dedication to two departed individuals

— ESDAA gains a new member

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DeafDigest Sports double dedication

Patrick Robinson (see Alabama sports)

Richard Frederick Gays (see Maryland football)

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ESDAA sports

ESDAA welcomes a former member school back.  Virginia School for the Deaf
and the Blind is a returning member of ESDAA.

In a unanimous vote by the entire membership, the Eastern Schools for the
Deaf Athletic Association  – ESDAA – is extremely pleased to
welcome Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind into our Association.

We are thrilled that they chose to come back and join our association and
we look forward to spirited competition.

Welcome back, VSDB!

note:
This means Virginia leaves Mason-Dixon Schools for the Deaf conference,
leaving it with 10 member schools.

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Alabama sports

Celebration of Life for Patrick Robinson

Dear AIDB Family, I am saddened to share the news that Patrick
Robinson, a beloved retiree of AIDB, passed away on December 26th. Patrick
was a graduate of the Alabama School for the Deaf, a teacher and beloved coach.

Patrick also served for many years as the director of the Talladega
Regional Center and later, Executive Director of E. H. Gentry Facility.

Patrick was loved by all and he will be missed. Please continue to keep
Patrick’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

Patrick’s memorial service will be held on January 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm, at
McFarlane Auditorium on the campus of Alabama School for the Deaf. The
auditorium is located at 409 Cherry Street in Talladega. Please be aware
that due to COVID-19 protocols, seating will be limited. Temperature checks
and masks will be required for attendance.

With deep sadness,
Dr. John Mascia
President, AIDB

note:
At Gallaudet, he served as student coach of the women’s basketball team
for three seasons. At Alabama School for the Deaf he served as assistant
coach with the girls’ basketball team that twice won the Team of the Year
honors, and also coached the girls’ volleyball team. DeafDigest Sports
named him as the coach of the year in 2009 and 2011.

His picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/patrick-robinson-alabama/

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Indiana girls’ basketball

newspaper story

Fountain Central used a big second half to outdo Indiana Deaf 39-23.

The Mustangs, playing for the third time in three days, outscored the
Orioles 24-7 over the final two quarters.

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Maryland football’s first coach

Richard Frederick Gays passed away just recently.

He briefly worked at Maryland SD before embarking
on a long career in Deaf Education.

When Maryland started football as a new sport
in 1969, he was the team’s first head coach
and steered the team to a 1-5-0 record.

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Mississippi girls’ basketball

Mississippi School f/t Deaf

Varsity girls
MSD 37
Loyd Star 63

Record 2-6

MSD 26
Loyd Star 74

Record 0-9

Next Game 1/12 @ Bayou Academy

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Texas volleyball

TSD Athletics is proud to announce that several of our girls volleyball
players have been selected to All-Team by TAPPS (Texas Association of
Private and Parochial Schools) . Below explains the specifics.
Congratulate them for their hard work, dedication and commitment to the
girls volleyball program.

Academic All State
Jazelina Bumbala
Alyssa Glennon

TAPPS All District Team
Jazelina Bumbala, First Team
Alyssa Glennon, Second Team
Jayne Taylor, Honorable Mention
Zara Thompson, Honorable Mention

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random deafsports thoughts

This is not funny.

A deaf coach of a deaf football team read
the coaching manual which said wind sprints
are important for conditioning purposes.

He never understood what wind sprints meant
and so, he instructed his team to flow
through the football field depending on the
direction of the winds.

Several deaf players knew that the deaf coach
did not understand the meaning, but for the
sake of the team morale, kept quiet about it!

That deaf coach only lasted one season.

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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

2021/01/06

DeafDigest Sports – January 6, 2020

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note:

there were no DeafDigest Sports editions
since December 19, 2020. Not too much
in the way of deaf sports activity during
this past Holiday Season.

First deaf 2021 basketball game took place
yesterday, and so, DeafDigest Sports
resumes publication.

Happy reading!

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for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— wheelchair basketball player to play at Arizona

— a Gallaudet football compliment

— Arkansas sports

— first basketball game of 2021

— a book on Illinois deaf football legend

— Matt Hamill write up

— baseball question asked of Curtis Pride

— other Gallaudet updates

— Maryland volleyball

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a Gallaudet football compliment

biggest compliment

from a tweet posting

The huddle was invented by
@GallaudetBison

in 1894, specifically to prevent sign stealing. D3 Gallaudet is the
world’s premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing, and their
legacy continues to shape football at the highest level.

note:
This is a big compliment when the tweet said “their
legacy continues to shape football at the highest level

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Gallaudet baseball

baseball question asked of Curtis Pride

Legendary knuckleball pitcher Phil Niekro recently
passed away. He is in the Baseball Hall of Fame

Curious, DeafDigest Sports editor asked Curtis Pride
this question.

Have you ever faced a knuckleball pitcher during your
career in professional baseball?

Pride responded:
Yes, RA Dickey and Tim Wakefield and a couple minor league pitchers.

Note:
They were pretty good pitchers. Dickey had a 120-118 career record
and Wakefield had a 200-180 career record!

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Gallaudet women’s volleyball earns AVCA Voting Community Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Gallaudet University women’s volleyball team was one
of 191 teams and clubs to earn the American Volleyball Coaches Association
(AVCA) Community Voting Award this year.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/wvball/2020-21/releases/avca-voting

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Gallaudet’s run in Helmet Bowl IV comes to a close

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University’s run in Helmet Bowl IV presented by
Helmet Tracker came to a close Monday afternoon as the Bison lost their
second round matchup against Campbell University, 52 percent to 48
percent.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/fball/2020-21/releases/helmetbowl-recap

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Arkansas sports

We are not having basketball season this year. We do not have enough
athletes walking in the halls for form a team. We are doing blended
learning (both in person
and virtually).

It’s been a crazy year; I feel really bad for our seniors not to be able
to experience a normal last year with sports and academics!

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Illinois football

In the 1961 football season, running back Bob Poncar
averaged 17.6 yards per carry.

There is a new book published about him.

A brief newspaper posting said:

Meredosia library adds copy of writer’s newest book
Jacksonville Journal-Courier

“Poncar” is about the life of Robert Poncar, who was a football player at
the Jacksonville School for the Deaf.

note:
paywall has prevented DeafDigest Sports editor from reading
the full story.

two past DeafDigest links:
http://deafdigest.com/illinois-deaf-football-legend/
http://deafdigest.com/picture-illinois-football-legend/

he never again played football after his days at the
deaf school, despite interest from colleges, Gallaudet
included.

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Maryland volleyball

Maryland School for the Deaf Volleyball ready to win again on the court once season can start

https://bvmsports.com/2020/12/18/maryland-school-for-the-deaf-ready-to-win-again-on-the-court-once-season-can-start/

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Mississippi basketball

Varsity girls
MSD 39
Tri county Academy 49

Record 2-5

MSD 27
Tri county Academy 79

Record 0-8

Next Game 1/7 Loyd Star @ MSD

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Matt Hamill write up

as edited for brevity

MMA UFC News

Who is the deaf UFC fighter? The only man to ‘defeat’ Jon Jones

Former TUF participant and UFC light heavyweight Matt Hamill will always
be remembered as the only fighter to have officially defeated Jon Jones.

However, what’s even more intriguing is the fact that Hamill was born
deaf, the only UFC fighter to have stepped inside the octagon with that
disability.

It takes spectacular courage and will power for a fighter to overcome
adversity when in an MMA fight. However, some adversities reach beyond the
realms of the octagon. Matt Hamill is one of the few who have overcome the
ultimate adversity of not being of a sound body throughout his life.

On December 5th, 2009, Hamill took on Jon Jones who was at the time an
up-and-coming fighter with three consecutive wins in the UFC. Hamill
already had eight UFC fights in his kitty by that time. While Jon Jones
dominated the fight thoroughly, he landed a few illegal 12-6 (vertical)
elbows on Hamill and ended up getting disqualified by referee Steve
Mazzagatti. That would prove to be the only loss of his MMA career.

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local TV story on deaf wheelchair basketball player

Fox 19 News in Cincinnati did a story on Kerwin Haake’s commitment to the
University of Arizona.  Kerwin is a deaf high school senior from Lexington
KY who plays wheelchair basketball for the Cincinnati Dragons.  He will be
playing collegiate wheelchair basketball for the Wildcats next season.
Check out the story at this link

https://www.fox19.com/2020/12/30/hoop-dreams-wheelchair-basketball-player-earns-college-scholarship/

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random deafsports thoughts

Regarding the Gallaudet football compliment,
a nationally known collegiate on-line football
e-news publisher mocked the Gallaudet football program.

He hinted that the football program was a big
joke and not worthy of a positive write up.

To this day, DeafDigest Sports editor has refused
to communicate with him.

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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

2020/12/19

DeafDigest Sports – – December 19, 2020

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— dedication to a long time fan of Gallaudet athletics

— Indiana girls’ basketball

— Mississippi basketball

— Texas girls’ basketball

— Ivy League gets a deaf football player

— champion bowler is deaf-blind

— another champion athlete

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dedication to a long time supporter of Gallaudet athletics

John Matthews, a long time teacher and coach at
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf, departed us.

During his student days at Gallaudet during
the fifties, he was a member of the football
team. He was not a star player or even a starter
but in terms of spirit, love and enthusiasm
for the Bison, he was #1.

Please go to random deafsports thoughts for his
all-time favorite Gallaudet football story.

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Indiana girls’ basketball

newspaper posting

LUTHERAN 47, INDIANA DEAF 43
Lutheran 16 7 13 11 — 47

Indiana Deaf 11 6 11 15 — 43

Lutheran (2-6) — Katelyn Newport 4 7-8 16, Katie McKinley 5 2-4 13, Bekah
Caston 2 2-6 7, Quinn Johnson 4 1-8 9, Jocey Sneed 0 2-2 2. Team: 15 14-28
47.

Indiana Deaf (3-9) — Individual, team stats N/A.

3-pointers — Lutheran 3 (Caston, McKinley, Newport); Indiana Deaf N/A.

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Mississippi basketball

Mississippi School f/t Deaf

Varsity boys
MSD 45
Delta St Academy 89

Record: 0-7

Next Game 1/5/2021 Tri County Academy @ MSD

Happy Holiday & Happy New Years!

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Texas girls’ basketball

TSD Basketball

Boys game was cancelled.

Girls:
Austin Royals: 37
TSD Rangers: 46

Record: 5-2

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college deaf athlete

Ivy League gets deaf football player

Aaron Jones
rising freshman, 2021 football season
University of Pennsylvania

he was a high school 1,000 yard rusher

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champion bowler is deaf-blind

part of newspaper story

Blind And Deaf 17-Year-Old Is A Championship Bowler With Several Perfect
Games

Seventeen-year-old Jacob Goddam from Modesto, California is a
champion-level bowler, having bowled several perfect 300 games and
reaching the nationals four years in a row, despite being blind and deaf.

“I was pretty happy because the time before that, I shot multiple times
and was just one pin short,” Jacob shared with local outlet KRCA about
achieving his first perfect game. Goddam bowled his first 800 series and
was on a roll until the pandemic hit, closing bowling alleys across the
country.

Even with his physical challenges however, Jacob chooses to compete
against the best,  finishing in the top five this past weekend in an
Arizona tournament.

On his second shots, Goddam is able to pick up spares through the
assistance of a pin-spotter who tells him what pins are left, receiving no
complaints about bowling etiquette.

Goddam is a member of the American Blind Bowlers Association and the
United States Bowling Congress. He hopes to one day become a professional
bowler and later a teacher.

Jacob plans to attend the Helen Keller Institute in New York.

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another champion athlete

part of a posting

Isaac Freeland is the 2020 Freeride World Tour Champion and Rookie of the
Year. That’s right, he took the overall title in his first season on the
circuit.

note:
Freeride?

The Wikipedia says:
The Freeride World Tour is an annually toured series of events in which
the best freeskiers and snowboard freeriders compete for individual event
wins, as well as the overall title of World Champion in their respective
genders and disciplines

He was born deaf but functions as a hearing person thanks to a CI.

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pro lacrosse

per headline:
Premier Lacrosse League and Major League Lacrosse Announce Merger

Note:
both major professional outdoors lacrosse leagues were at
war with each other this past season.

Paul Rabil was a star in Major League Lacrosse for many
years until he jumped ship and founded the Premier Lacrosse League,
luring many established pro lacrosse players to come with him.

This new league has in existence just for one season.

Rabil is hearing impaired, been hearing impaired all his life
but functions as a hearing person.

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random deafsports thoughts

This is a long-time tale from John
Matthews that departed us. He was a
member of the 1956 footbal team
that pulled off a stunning 7-7
upset over Bridgewater College.

Yes, the 7-7 score is correct and it
was a big upset.

Gallaudet was winless in that season,
coming into the last game of the
season with a 0-5 record on Gallaudet’s
homecoming day.

Bridgewater was much too strong for
Gallaudet and there was “no way”
they would lose to Gallaudet, hence
this 7-7 upset.

Gallaudet outplayed Bridgewater,
leading them in yards gained and in
first downs made. Two Gallaudet
fumbles in the second half held the
game to a 7-7 tie.

The Gallaudet players were very thrilled
about the tie, which ended the season
with a 0-5-1 record.  There was no
overtime rule in these days.

This is the enduring tale of the
Gallaudet-Bridgewater 7-7 homecoming
day tie that Matthews would share
with his friends, students and
strangers over the years.

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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

2020/12/15

DeafDigest Sports – – December 15, 2020

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barry@deafdigest.com
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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— random deafsports thoughts

— a walk-on football player

— college wheelchair basketball commitment

— Indiana boys’ basketball

— Mississippi girls’ basketball

— Gallaudet and the Helmet Bowl

— Player of the Week

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Gallaudet and the Helmet Bowl

Gallaudet advances to second round in Helmet Bowl IV

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University has advanced to the second round of
Helmet Bowl IV presented by Helmet Tracker. The Bison are the No. 3 seed
in the West Region and are going up against No. 6 seed Campbell University
in the second round. The winner of this week’s voting contest will advance
to the third round in the annual national tournament to find the best
football helmet in the country.

Fans are encouraged to use all of their devices and browsers to vote, no
need to login, until the polls close on Monday, Dec. 21, at 1 p.m.
(Eastern). Please also share on your personal social media pages as every
vote counts.

VOTE HERE: www.helmetbowl.com.

Gallaudet won its first round matchup with Central College with a solid 73
percent to 27 percent victory. The winner between Gallaudet-Campbell will
go up against the winner between the U.S. Naval Academy and RPI. The
Midshipmen have been pulling in big vote totals this year and will be a
tough challenge if both Gallaudet and Navy advance.

Gallaudet, the first Helmet Bowl national champions (2017), advanced to
the Final Four last year (2019) and the Sweet 16 round in 2018.

GU entered Helmet Bowl IV after it won its conference (Eastern Collegiate
Football Conference) for a fourth straight year. The ECFC was the 10th
leading conference in online voting during the conference voting period
during the month of November. There were 781 teams from 78 conferences in
the conference voting period and the 781 teams were trimmed down to the
Helmet Bowl IV field of 64.

Fans can vote daily from all of their devices here:
https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/fball/2020-21/releases/helmetbowl-2ndround

note:
Gallaudet, the first Helmet Bowl national champions (2017), advanced to
the Final Four last year (2019) and the Sweet 16 round in 2018.

It is not the NCAA-III Helmet Bowl, it is all-classes (NCAA-I; NCAA-IAA;
NCAA-II and NCAA-III) competition

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Indiana boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus Christian led by only three points at halftime
Friday, but pulled away for a 56-44 win at Indiana Deaf.

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Mississippi girls’ basketball

Mississippi School f/t Deaf

Varsity girls
MSD 24
West Lincoln 65

Record 2-4

MSD 33
West Lincoln 73

Record 0-6

Next Game 12/17 Delta St. Academy @ MSD “ONLY BOYS”

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Texas football

newspaper Player of the Week

Jordan Leeper, RB, Texas School for the Deaf: The Ranger senior rushed for
144 yards and two touchdowns on only six carries as TSD captured the TAPPS
Six-Man DI state championship with a 63-32 victory over Veritas Academy.

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college wheelchair basketball commitment

The Cincinnati Dragons wheelchair basketball team is excited to announce
our first college wheelchair basketball commitment.  Kerwin Haake, a deaf
high school senior from Lexington KY, has committed to the University of
Arizona to continue his college education and play collegiate wheelchair
basketball for the Wildcats!!  Kerwin has been the starting point guard
and captain for the Dragons for the last 4 years including leading them to
a #5 national ranking the last two seasons.

https://www.facebook.com/GCASC/photos/pcb.3389562191160187/3389556937827379/

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A walk-on football player

Kelby Telander, who is deaf, will be a rising
walk-on freshman with the University of Iowa
football team.

He has not played high school football his senior
season because of an injury.

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random deafsports thoughts

University of Florida lost a big game
because of an unsportsmanlike penalty
that led to a field goal.

Can’t happen to Gallaudet – that a fumble
in the 1981 game with Catholic University
led to a last play, last second field
goal defeat?

Gallaudet scored on a touchdown and also
on a two-point conversion to edge ahead
21-20, in these dying seconds. And
Gallaudet intercepted the Catholic’s pass
in what would have clinched the win.

A Gallaudet defensive back who intercepted
that pass, jumped up and down with joy
without protecting the ball. It was knocked
out of his hands. This fumble led to a
last second, last play field goal
kick that cost Gallaudet the game.

Said one of the Gallaudet players,
decades later –

I can still feel the sting!

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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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2020/12/12

DeafDigest Sports – – December 12, 2020

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Texas becomes 4th deaf school to win state football championships

— Indiana boys’ & girls’ basketball

— Florida girls’ basketball

— picture of 1938-38 deaf basketball team

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Texas football

Texas School for the Deaf football team wins first-ever state championship

part of newspaper posting

The Texas School for the Deaf football team made history
Friday night, knocking off crosstown rival, Veritas Academy, for a state
championship.

TSD defeated Veritas 63-32 for the TAPPS Division 1 6-Man football
championship for its first state title in school history.

The schools played in the first game of the season Sept. 25 with Veritas
claiming a 58-25 win over the Rangers. Since then, the Rangers have gone
6-2 with two playoff wins over Logos Prep Academy 60-30 and San Marcos
Academy 39-28 to reach the state title game.

note:
Veritas was unbeaten prior to the championship game.

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another newspaper posting on Texas football

Austin Texas School For The Deaf tackles Austin Veritas 63-32

Austin Texas School For The Deaf roared over Austin Veritas 42-24 heading
to the fourth quarter.

The Rangers kept a 30-16 intermission margin at the Defenders ‘s expense.

Austin Texas School For The Deaf opened with a 22-8 advantage over Austin
Veritas through the first quarter

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recap of deaf teams in state football championships

11-man
1950 Oklahoma runnerups
1960 North Carolina runnerups

8-man
1976 Arizona champions
1977 Colorado champions

6-man
2006 New Mexico champions
2020 Texas champions

note #1
Oklahoma finishing runner ups was amazing. They finished
runner ups in their second season of varsity football play

note #2
Colorado winning the championship in the worst possible
weather conditions – heavy rain, freezing winds, wet
field, slippery conditions,  limited visibility. The
game should have been postponed but the state wanted
the game to be played no matter what!

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Florida girls’ basketball

December 10, 2020 against Crescent City

Score: 54-17

Highlights of the Game in Action: http://www.hudl.com/v/2EmsPx

Our game against Interlachen on December 9th was canceled. We had three
days of practice, and we worked on our offense, defense, transition and
fast-break offense,
full-court press, and press break. We could see our improvements in some
areas. We TRUBIZ scored our first 2 points in 8 seconds when the Lady
Raiders “won” their
jumpball. Our half-court press worked! One of our goals was to make less
than 15 turnovers.  We achieved our goal as we made only 12 turnovers. Our
girls improved
their passing, dribbling, driving in, and looking for opportunities to
score. Our fast break is much better. We swished for 54 points while we
kept them at 17
points. There were a few times where we were late on defense when the Lady
Raiders had a few open shots. All our Lady Dragons contributed to the lead
with many
rebounds, assists, and steals. We also forced many turnovers on the
Raiders, which gave us numerous scoring opportunities. We finished with a
big WIN.

The player of the game was Ivabella Essex, our 8th grader. Coming from the
bench, Ivabella was ready to play. She played hard defensively. She had 3
steals. With
her steals, she ignited the fast break for our team. She ran with her
teammates. She made sure that we scored. When we missed our shots or
layups, she would go for
the rebounds! She had 2 rebounds on offense. She also took the shots. She
swished 2 points when our teammate had a missed lay-up.

Stats:

Olivia Brown: 21 pts, 4 reb, 6 stl, 3 ast

Oceana Brown: 2 pts, 2 reb, 5 stl, 3 ast

C. Dainty: 4 pts, 3 reb, 1 stl, 1 ast

K. Debrow: 1 pt, 2 reb, 1 stl, 1 ast

E. Essex: 4 pts, 2 reb, 1 ast

I. Essex: 2 pts, 2 reb, 1 ast, 3 stl

J. Harris:  6 pts, 2 reb, 1 ast, 3 stl

L. Jordonne: 14 pts, 7 reb, 3 stl

Z. Williams: 2 pts, 3 reb, 2 stl

Record 3-1

Next game is St. Joseph Academy on December 14th at 6:00 PM.

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Indiana girls’ basketball

newspaper score

Alexandria’s girls routed Indiana School for the Deaf 73-31

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Indiana boys’ basketball

newspaper posting

boys’ basketball

Columbus Christian 56, Indiana Deaf 44

Columbus Christian;11;12;13;20;—;56

Indiana Deaf;11;9;8;16;—;44

Columbus Christian (4-1): Owen Reed 0 0-0 0, Garrett Spurgeon 1 1-2 3,
Gabe Ridder 4 8-11 16, Cody Kiefer 2 1-2 7, Jacob Conrad 7 2-5 19, Gavin
Lustig 2 2-2 6, Nathan DeFriece 1 0-0 3, Parker Walden 1 0-0 2, Isaac
Carlson 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 14-22 56.

Indiana Deaf (0-4): Tyler Washer 4 0-0 8, Jaden Fako 3 0-0 8, Daylen
Pruitt 4 4-4 13, Gabe Medford 1 0-0 2, Joey Paul 2 0-0 5, Jerry Edwards 4
0-0 8. Totals: 18 4-4 44.

3-point goals: Columbus Christian (Keifer 2, Conrad 2, DeFriece); Indiana
Deaf 4 (Fako 2, Pruitt, Paul).

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picture of 1938-39 deaf basketball team

http://deafdigest.com/1939-st-josephs-basketball-team/

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random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports is thrilled that a fourth
deaf school won a state football championship.

The sobering fact is that because of the pandemic
only three schools fielded football teams this
season – Alabama, Mississippi and Texas.

And that Texas, often a 11-man football powerhouse
in the past, dropped down to 6-man this season.

To look on the bright side, we hope we will have
more deaf teams coming back with football, if not
in 2021 but hopefully in 2022 and so on.

The same goes for Gallaudet, one of the nation’s
oldest collegiate football programs!

Big question right now – how many schools will be
having basketball teams? So far, it has been
Texas, Mississippi, Indiana, Iowa, Florida
and Alabama. Any others?

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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

2020/12/11

DeafDigest Sports – – December 11, 2020

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Texas football team in state 6-man championship finals – today

— Mississippi basketball

— picture of 1916 deaf school football team

— Texas basketball

— past deaf world basketball champions

— Indiana basketball

— Iowa boys’ basketball

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Texas football team in state 6-man championship finals

TSD (6-3) defeated San Marcos Academy (6-4) by a score of 39-28 to advance
to the state division one championship.  Texas School for the Deaf will
face Veritas Academy for the TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and
Parochial Schools) 6-man football state division one championship on
December 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

GO RANGERS, GO!

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Past Texas TAPPS (11-man semi finals history)

Texas reached TAPPS 11-man state semi finals
four times during the nineties – and the teams
which defeated Texas all became state champions!

Jinx? Yes. Texas was down 14-0 at half in the 1996 and
1999 semi final games.

If one wishes to compare the Texas semi final scores with
the state championship scores, Texas would have been
ranked #2 in the state during the same 1996 and 1999 seasons!

1993 – Dallas Lexington
1996 – Hallettsville Sacred Heart
1997 – Pantego Christian
1999 – Arlington Grace Prep

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Texas football

Texas School for the Deaf football team playing for first-ever state
championship Friday

part of newspaper story

Rangers will not only rely on athleticism and execution, but also a drum
they use to call the cadence.

the school almost didn’t play football at all due to the COVID-19
pandemic.

Rather than stay at their usual division and play 11-man football, since
the roster was so depleted, the school decided to drop to the 6-man ranks
in TAPPS, the state’s private school athletic association. While the
difference between 6-man and 11-man football is vast, Rangers head coach
John Moore told NBC they were able to adapt quickly to the smaller field
and wide-open style of play.

note:

Gallaudet no longer uses the huddle that they invented

Gallaudet no longer uses the drum that they started using in the 1970’s

Double irony!

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Indiana basketball

newspaper scores

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL
Indiana Math and Science Academy 57, Indiana Deaf 43

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL
Indiana Deaf 50, Traders Point Christian 32

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Iowa Deaf Boys Basketball

ISD 47  Heartland Christian 53

We finally were able to get our first game played.

Gregory Kazeba-Musinde led the Bobcats with 24 points. 5 blocks, and 2
steals.

Henry Zlando score 16 points and had 13 rebounds

TJ Nipper 3 with 5 rebounds

Damien Holste 2 points 2 assist and 1 steal

Jorge Yepez-Morales 2 points 5 rebounds.

Record 0-1

Next up is East Mills on Thursday

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Mississippi basketball

Mississippi School f/t Deaf

Varsity girls
MSD 33
South Jones 41

Record 2-3

MSD 28
South Jones 60

Record 0-5

Next Game 12/14 @ West Lincoln

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Texas girls’ basketball

TSD Lady Rangers lost to Hill Country Christian 28-33.

Record: 3-2

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Texas JV basketball

JV Girls
NYOS – 16
TSD – 44

Record: 1-1

JV Boys
NYOS  – 54
TSD – 36

Record: 0-2

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deaf world basketball champions

from a posting

Lithuania (2007, 2011, 2015) and USA (2019) have won the men’s World Deaf
Basketball Championships since, while in the women’s tournament, the USA
(2007, 2015), Sweden (2011) and Greece (2019) have captured the crown.

note:
because of fund raising issues, the best deaf American
players often do not play on the national USA
teams. Would Lithuania have defeated the USA team
if all of our best players got together?

Good question!

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picture of a 1916 deaf school football team

http://deafdigest.com/1916-deaf-football-team/

scroll a bit below the picture to read the
captions posted by DeafDigest Sports editor

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random deafsports thoughts

GO RANGERS, GO!

Rangers vs other deaf schools in all sports
DeafDigest Sports editor is neutral

Rangers vs hearing in state championship game
then GO RANGERS, GO!

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – 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.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, 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

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/12/08

DeafDigest Sports – – December 8, 2020

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Texas football team in state 6-man championship finals

— Texas girls’ basketball

— Football Coach of the Week

— winning national track and field championship

— Gallaudet updates

— Florida boys’ basketball

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Texas football team in state 6-man championship finals

TSD (6-3) defeated San Marcos Academy (6-4) by a score of 39-28 to advance
to the state division one championship.  Texas School for the Deaf will
face Veritas Academy for the TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and
Parochial Schools) 6-man football state division one championship on
December 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

note #1
Texas was in state TAPPS 11-man state semi finals several times
but never made it to the state finals.

note #2
it is the second time Texas reached the post-season championship
finals – it was the league championship finals way back in 1957.
Texas lost 20-19 to Lanier in the Southwest Academic League
championship finals. There was no such a thing as TAPPS in
these days, and Texas would have won the game if they had
full time services of their two best players. One was hurt
and only was used on passing plays; the other one was
thrown out of game after the 2nd half kickoff for unnecessary
roughness.

note #3
the only deaf school to win the state 6-man football championship
was New Mexico School for the Deaf which won the 2006 state
championship.

note #4
Veritas defeated Texas 58-25 in an early season game. They
are unbeaten with a 9-0 record.

note #5
in a San Marcos newspaper:

San Marcos Head coach Les Davis said early in the season that the team
was “still learning the differences between 11-man and six-man” football
but that, once the players and coaches figured it out, they would be
“pretty good.”

GO RANGERS, GO!

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Football Coach of the Week

part of story

Congratulations to the Week 15 Coaches of the Week! 6A: Terry Gambill,
Allen 5A: Don Gaitan, San Antonio Lanier 4A: Jahmal Fenner, Austin LBJ 3A:
Matt Green, Llano 2A: Greg Jacobs, Crawford 1A: Craig Steele, May PVT:
John Moore, Texas School for the Deaf

source:
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. It more or less is the bible, required
reading among those that follow high school football in Texas.

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Gallaudet updates

NEAC Presidents’ Council statement regarding men’s and women’s basketball

LATHAM, N.Y. – Following a unanimous decision by the North Eastern
Athletic Conference (NEAC) Presidents’ Council, conference competition and
championships for men’s and women’s basketball have been canceled for the
2020-21 season.

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

note:
DC is now not allowing high school sports. While this includes Model
Secondary School for the Deaf, it did not address the issue regarding
intercollegiate sports as there is a number of college teams within
the DC city limits.

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Gallaudet seeded #3 in Helmet Bowl

Gallaudet begins Helmet Bowl IV tournament as the No. 3 seed in West
Region

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/fball/2020-21/releases/helmetbowl

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Florida boys’ basketball

Hello Dragon Fans.  We played our first game of the season on 12/1 vs
Halifax Academy.  We didn’t come away with a victory on our home court,
37-45.   After a very
sloppy start, we were able to put together a solid 4th quarter to put a
scare in our opponents.

12/1 vs Halifax Academy. L 37-45.
Halftime score: 13-29
Rebs: Matthew Guillou 12, Luis Merced 7
Assts: Walter Douglas 2, Josiah Roberson 2, Luis Merced 2
Pts: Justin Cabrera 8, Luis Merced 8, Matthew Guillou 7

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Texas girls’ basketball

Varsity Girls Basketball participated in the Temple Holy Trinity
tournament last weekend in Temple.  We played a total of three games,
defeating Summit Christian (45-4), Allen Academy (25-23), and Holy Trinity
(34-21).  The tournament itself was what we needed considering that we are
a “new” team (only one returning player from last year’s squad).  Winning
all games definitely boosted our girls’ confidence going forward.

Bre’Asia was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.   All
girls contributed to the team’s success last weekend.

Congratulations to all of the players for a great weekend of basketball.

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elite deaf athlete

from a newspaper story

Multiple records fall at National Athletics Championships  (hearing
Taiwan national track and field championships)

Also at the age of 17, hearing impaired sprinter Hsu Le on Friday
won gold in the women’s 100-meter hurdles in 13.19 seconds, the third
fastest time recorded in the category by a Taiwanese female runner.

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random deafsports thoughts

We have had two other schools that won state championships
(8-man) during the 1970’s (Colorado and Arizona).

We have had two other schools that reached the state
11-man championship finals (Oklahoma and North Carolina).
Oklahoma was amazing as they reached the state finals
in only their second season of varsity football play!

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – 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.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, 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

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/12/03

DeafDigest Sports – – December 3, 2020

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet Giving

— Florida girls’ basketball

— Indiana basketball

— Texas football

— Texas boys’ basketball

— soccer hand signals, true or false

— World Deaf Basketball championship

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Gallaudet Giving

Support Gallaudet Athletics on Giving Tuesday, donate towards the team of
your choice

WASHINGTON – This has not been a typical year for the Gallaudet University
Athletics Department. While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to cancel
our athletic seasons, our staff continues to support our student-athletes
and recruit future Bison student-athletes for next year. Our mission
remains the same. Even though we work, learn, study and teach remotely we
remain Bison Strong. We will get through this together. It is also because
of people like you who are generous with your donations to help support
our Athletics Department and our teams. We appreciate each every one of
you and every dollar donated helps. Please consider making a donation
today, Giving Tuesday, to support Bison Athletics. Go Bison!

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

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Florida girls’ basketball

December 1, 2020 against Halifax Academy

Score: 40-11

We had our first home game, and we captured the second win of the season.
Everyone on the team had an opportunity to play. It was a team effort
tonight. Each girl
played their heart out on both sides of the court, although they made some
silly mistakes in decision making. We will continue to work and improve in
decision
making. Our team helped with many deflections and steals and set up the
fast break opportunities. Olivia led the team with 15 points. Lourdine and
Cassidy attacked
the rim and poured 12 points totals. Again, it was a team effort tonight.
Our next game will be on Wednesday, December 9th against Interchalen at
7:30 PM.

The player of the game was Olivia Brown, our junior. She is our point
guard. She brought the ball up the court and continued to direct her
offense. She took
advantage of some openings in the paint. She hustled on the court when
there were fast break opportunities for her. She tried to make the lay-ups
every time she
sprinted to the basket. She scored 15 points, and she also played defense
aggressively as she had 7 steals total.

Stats:

Olivia Brown: 15 pts, 1 reb, 7 stl, 1 ast

Oceana Brown: 5 pts, 3 reb, 6 stl, 2 ast

C. Dainty: 6 pts, 7 reb, 1 stl, 2 ast

I. Essex: 1 reb, 1 ast, 4 stl

J. Harris:  6 reb, 1 ast

L. Jordonne: 6 pts, 11 reb, 3 stl, 3 ast

T. Pellicer: 4 pt, 3 reb, 2 stl

K. Williams: 2 pts, 4 reb, 1 stl, 1 ast

Z. Williams: 2 pts, 3 reb, 2 stl

Record 2-1

November 30, 2020 at Crescent City

Score: 43-7

The Varsity Lady Dragons had their second game yesterday at Crescent City.
Well, the score says it all. We captured the first win of the season! We
missed our first
nice easy shot. Right after that shot, Keliah and Olivia played
defensively. It led to our first steal by Keliah. It allowed us to play
offensively. Our point guard
passed to our center Lourdine at the free throw line. She drove in. The
two girls stopped her, but Lourdine made a nice bounce pass to Keliah. She
was wide open,
and she had a nice shot! That gave us a lot of momentum! In the first
quarter, the score was only 9-2. Then we started to pick up the rhythm
going into the
2nd quarter, after our Lady Dragons began to utilize their learned skills.
In the second quarter, we picked up 9 extra points, bringing us to 18 to 2
before we
concluded the first half. We had fast break opportunities after our
players continued to play defense aggressively that caused them to make
their turnovers. In the
second half, we continued to work on our offenses as well as keep the Lady
Raiders without scoring for a long time. Our next game is today against
Halifax Academy
at home. We will play at 5:30 PM.

The player of the game was Cassidy Dainty, our junior. She played for 18
minutes. She stepped in the game when one of our post players sprained her
ankle. She
played hard through the game. She fought for the rebounds. She took many
second chances. She scored 6 points. She had 9 offensive rebounds and 2
defensive rebounds.
She played defensively. She had 1 steal. She made 1 assist. She had a
determined attitude through the game. We were very proud of her!

Stats:

Olivia Brown: 12 pts, 2 stl, 3 ast,

Oceana Brown: 3 pts, 3 reb, 5 stl, 2 ast

C. Dainty: 6 pts, 11 reb, 1 stl, 1 ast

J. Harris: 4 pt, 6 reb, 1 ast

L. Jordonne: 11 pts, 11 reb, 3 stl, 3 ast

T. Pellicer: 5 pts, 3 reb, 2 stl

K. Williams: 2 pts, 4 reb, 1 stl, 1 ast

Z. Williams: 3 reb, 2 stl

Record 1-1

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Indiana basketball

newspaper scores

boys
Purdue Polytechnic 65, Indiana Deaf 47

girls
Indpls Tindley 66, Indiana Deaf 21

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Texas football

DIVISION I – SIX MAN
SEMIFINAL

San Marcos Academy (6-3) vs. Austin Texas School for the Deaf (6-3), 7
p.m. Friday, Marble Falls Faith Academy

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Texas boys’ basketball

from a newspaper

TAPPS 4A

1. Lubbock Trinity Christian; 2. Lubbock Christian; 3. The Woodlands
Legacy Prep; 4. Austin Texas School for the Deaf; 5. Arlington Pantego
Christian; 6. Dallas Shelton; 7. Houston Cypress Christian; 8. Tyler All
Saints; 9. League City Bay Area Christian; 10. Colleyville Covenant
Christian.

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soccer hand signals, true or false

from yesterday’s DeafDigest Mid Week edition

— referees’ hand signals used in world’s #1 sport

Soccer is world’s #1 most popular sport. Referees use
hand signals during these soccer games. There was a
tweet posting saying that these hand signals were
invented by the deaf!  Really? DeafDigest editor
does not believe it.

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World Deaf Basketball Championship

Heraklion, Greece to host World Deaf Basketball Championships in 2023

………………………….

random deafsports thoughts

just a fun trivia

newspaper headline:
Sun Bowl off for first time since 1935 inception

Did a deaf football player participate in a past Sun Bowl game?

yes, it was Sam Oates, playing for the Hardin-Simmons in the 1958 Sun Bowl
game against University of Wyoming. Oates’ team lost 14-6.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – 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.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, 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

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be