2020/01/09

DeafDigest Sports – January 9, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball scores

— Gallaudet basketball

— deaf pro golfer

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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 01/09/20

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

GU drops road game at Goucher, 79-73

TOWSON, Md. – Gallaudet University dropped a 79-73 non-conference men’s
basketball game to Goucher College here Wednesday night in the Decker Sports &
Recreation Center.

Gallaudet (1-9) pulled to within one point, 64-63, with 4:23 left in regulation
before Goucher (3-9) outscored the Bison 15-10 the rest of the way. The Gophers
scored 10 of their 15 points from the free throw line.

Senior guard Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.) led the Bison with 26 points as
he made 7 of 16 shots from 3-point range. Sophomore guard Corey Smith (Miami,
Fla.) added 16 points off the bench. Senior center Steve Valencia-Biskupiak
(Riverside, Calif.) chipped in nine points as the trio grabbed five rebounds
each.

GU took a 10-point lead, 35-25, at the 6:05 mark in the first half on a Valencia
3-pointer. Goucher battled back and went on a 12-2 run to close out the half as
the teams were knotted at 37.

Gallaudet will jump back into North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play this
weekend in the Field House. The Bison (1-0 NEAC) will play host to Wells College
(1-8, 0-1 NEAC) on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m.

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Florida girls’ basketball

Varsity Girls Basketball Result vs Halifax

FSDB vs Halifax Academy – 1/7/20

Final Score: 48-14

After being well-rested for two weeks during Christmas break, our Lady Dragons
went full throttle as we begin our first game of 2020 against Halifax Knights!
This game was the second round against the Knights, as our first game we stomped
them with a whopping 64 to their 24. Before going into the game last night, we
had a goal in mind- limit the opposing team with less than 24 points the entire
game. And we did exactly that! We finished strong with a 48 to their 14, and
while we could have scored a lot more, we chose to play our benchers more. We
wanted our Lady Dragons to work on their plays and fine-tune their basketball
skills, so we can be better prepared for a huge basketball tournament upcoming
next week in Indiana! Our very own Brown duo, Oceana and Olivia dominated the
scoreboard with their double digits points, while Ja-Myra, Lourdine and Keliah
fiercely defended, rebounded, and forced many scoring opportunities. Taria and
the rest of the benchers did a marvelous job as well, continuing the fire we
called upon on the Knights! Way to go, girls!

Tonight, we face a home game against Impact Christian- come and root for us as
we go for our 7th win of the season!

Record 6-2

Stats:

Olivia Brown: 15 pts, 2 reb, 3 ast, 6 stl

Oceana Brown: 12 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast, 6 stl

Ja’Myra Harris: 8 pts, 4 reb, 5 stl

Lourdine Jordonne: 6 pts, 10 reb, 1 ast, 3 stl, 2 blk

Shylah Thomas: 2 pts, 4 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl

Elsie Essex: 2 pts, 2 reb, 2 stl

Emma Hancock: 2 pts, 2 reb, 3 stl

Keliah Williams: 1 pt, 3 reb, 2 ast

Shanna Cooley: 2 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl

Samantha Suarez: 1 stl

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Indiana girls’ basketball

part of newspaper story

IBCA Names Its Players Of the Week For Dec. 30-Jan. 4

Gary 21st Century senior Johnell Davis, McCutcheon freshman Dravyn
Gibbs-Lawhorn, Greensburg senior Andrew Welage, LaPorte senior Nyla Asad,
Indiana School for the Deaf senior Anya Pothorski, Noblesville freshman
Ashlynn Shade, and Greenwood Christian junior Isabella Reed were selected
as recipients for the week of Dec. 30-Jan. 4 in the recognition program
coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

Davis is the boys’ recipient while Asad is the girls’ recipient in
District 1. Gibbs-Lawhorn is the boys’ winner while Pothorski and Shade
are girls’ co-winners in District 2. Welage is the boys’ honoree and Reed
is the girls’ honoree in District 3.

Pothorski has had quite the career for the Deaf Hoosiers, as she is
approaching the 1000-point and 800-rebound plateaus. Last week she nearly
helped her team to a championship at the Speedway Tournament. In the
morning game, a 43-35 win over Rising Sun, Pothorski scored 27 points,
grabbed 14 rebounds, and blocked four shots.

In the championship game against host Speedway, the 6-1 post did
everything in her power to help her team, but the Sparkplugs ended up
victorious, 52-46. Pothorski scored 16 points, grabbed 20 rebounds, and
nearly reached a triple-double with her eight blocked shots.

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Lexington boys’ basketball

Happy New Year!

Here’s the result of last 4 games.

Lexington Boys Basketball

Game #6 December 17, 2019

Lexington @ New York School for the Deaf

Lexington 55

NYSD 56

Jayden O. – 32 pts

David P. – 6 pts

Michael M. 6pts

Record: 3- 3

Game #7 December 19, 2019

Lexington vs Avenues

Lexington 38

Avenues 44

Jayden O. – 14 pts

David P. – 9 pts

Alex D. – 8 pts

Record: 3 – 4

Game #8 January 6, 2020

Lexington vs Waldorf

Lexington 39

Waldorf 50

Jayden O. – 20 pts

Erick A. – 7 pts

Jovanni V. – 6 pts

Record: 3- 5

Game #9 January 8, 2020

Lexington vs Kew Forest

Lexington 36

Kew Forest 44

Record: 3 – 6​

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Lexington Girls Basketball

Lexington at Our Savior

LEX – 13 – 11 – 15 – 11 = 50
OSV-   6 – 10 –   5 – 17 = 38

LEX led at Halftime: 24 – 16

Ava V. – 18 pts, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 8 steals, 1 block
Julianna V. – 10 pts, 2 rebounds, 2 assists
Brianna R. – 11 pts, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals
Lawryn H. – 6 pts, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals
Alexandra Q. – 1 pt, 12 rebounds, 1 assist,
Keferny M. – 4 pts

Record: 6 – 3

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Minnesota girls’ basketball

Won 40-5 against our in-state Deaf school- Metro Deaf School from the Twin
Cities area.

Had a slow start in the first half before finally pulling away and got a
chance to empty the bench for playing experience early in the second half.

J. Johnson (#5)- 16 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals
H. Sheets- 8 points, 2 rebounds
D. Schwartz- 7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks
B. Roggow- 4 points, 4 rebounds, 5 steals
R. Hernandez-Gutierrez- 4 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals
C. Gomez-Salvador- 6 rebounds

Record- 3-5

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Minnesota boys’ basketball

vs AFSA

We lost. (61-17)

Our shooting is bad tonight which hurt us a lot. Our 2pt fg  4-21 and 3pts
fg 2-15 and I guess it was a glass on the top of hoop for us tonight. Hope
we will shooting better next game. Even though, my boys were playing hard
until end of the game.

Record 0-8

Stats
Benny Dow 10 points

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New Mexico basketball

V girls

Pine Hill 63

NMSD  13

We are excited to be back, and continue our basketball season. Our Girls’
Varsity Basketball Team opened the year of 2020 with a game versus Pine
Hill last night.
We lost with a final score of 13-66. Pine Hill won championships in our
District last season, so we started the game with slow offense in hopes of
slowing their
baskets down. Our players worked hard throughout the game, and we are
incredibly proud of their effort. Our top scorers are Victoria Baca with
five points, Stacy
Vargas with four points, and Mya Malone with four points. We look forward
to regrouping and continue working on our skills.

Our next game is at Maxwell this upcoming Thursday.

Record 6-2

V boys

Pine Hill 68

NMSD 51

The Roadrunners lost a tight game in which fatigue from the two week
holiday break played a factor. Pine Hill was fresh while we were running
on fumes in the 4th
quarter.  The team also played without senior Luis Villalobos (out).
Sophomore point guard led the team with 35 points and 13 rebounds while
freshman post Kieran
Vollmar chipped in with 16 points and 8 rebounds.  The 6-2 Roadrunners
will travel to Maxwell HS this coming Thursday.

Record 6-2

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Oklahoma Boys

December 17, 2019
Thackerville – 53 Oklahoma – 42

Record: 4-4

January 6, 2020
Paoli – 40
Oklahoma – 22

Record: 4-5

January 7, 2020
Maysville – 78
Oklahoma – 48

Record: 4-6

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Phoenix basketball

Boys
Salome 52, PDSD 22
Rec.: 2-10

Girls
Salome 42, PDSD 13
Rec.: 5-6

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Riverside Girls & Boys Basketball

We played La Sierra Academy in league play at home.  Boys won 80-73 and
girls won 54-33.

Boys record: 3-6 (1-2)

Girls record: 10-2 (3-0)

The Lady Cubs looked rusty in their first game back after break and it
showed when we gave up 25 points in the second half.   8 of the 9 players
scored  to ensure the Cubs’ first win of the new decade and improved our
record to 10-2.   Next game: tonight at Hamilton

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Texas basketball

TSD Boys Basketball

Junior Varsity
Game cancelled

Varsity
TSD, 55
Hill Country Christian, 54

Record: 12-4

TSD Girls Basketball
Junior Varsity
TSD – 32
Hill Country Christian – 25 OT

Record: 3-0

Varsity
TSD – 58
Hill Country Christian – 39

Record: 20-1

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deaf golfer

part of newspaper story

Diksha Dagar, who is currently No 56. The 19-year-old, who plays with a
cochlear implant as she was born with a hearing problem, rose to
prominence after becoming the youngest from India to win on the Ladies
European Tour in 2019 (South African Open). If she maintains her upward
trajectory, she could be one of the stories of Tokyo.

note:
this deaf golfer received NCAA-I golf scholarship offers but turned
them down as she wanted to turn pro.

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random deafsports talk

There was a story in an Australian newspaper
about a deaf cricket player showing up for the
national team tryouts. He arrived and no one
was at the playing field. He realized the coach
emailed him, telling him the tryouts have been
cancelled because of the wildlife fires affecting the
nation.

Fortunately for him, the coach knew of his reputation,
and placed him on the national team – without having
a chance to watch him during the tryouts.

This reminds DeafDigest Sports of deaf hockey during
the seventies. He was involved with the US National
Deaf Hockey team (before AHIHA came into being).

An outstanding high school mainstreamed player
was not able to come to the tryouts because of
the national shortage of gas during the early seventies.

Thanks to the player’s reputation he was placed on the
national team. Years later he played for the RIT
hockey team, one of the few deaf players with this
honor.

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2020/01/08

DeafDigest Sports – January 8, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
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— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball scores

— Gallaudet updates

— high level coach is deaf

……………………………

2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 01/08/20

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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Gallaudet women’s basketball

Strong start not enough on the road for Bison against Southern Virginia

BUENA VISTA, Va. – The Gallaudet University women’s basketball team began
the New Year here Tuesday afternoon against a deep Southern Virginia
University squad. The Bison (2-7) jumped out to an early lead but fell,
71-49, at Knight Arena as SVU (12-2) won its fifth straight game.

Gallaudet scored the game’s first four points and led 10-2 five minutes
in. The Bison doubled up the Knights, 16-8, and took an 18-13 lead into
the second quarter. Southern Virginia went on a 16-3 run in the second
quarter to take the lead and head into the locker room up, 31-26, at the
half.

GU was led offensively by freshman forward Cassidy Perry (Frederick, Md.)
and junior Emelia Beldon (Frederick, Md.) as the duo scored 14 and 13
points, respectively

Gallaudet’s Kendall Hudson named NEAC Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete
of the Week

LATHAM N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its
conference student-athlete of the week awards for the week of Jan. 6 and
Gallaudet University junior guard Kendall Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) was
selected as the NEAC Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week.

Hudson was Gallaudet’s leading scorer in a 76-64 non-conference win at
Bryn Athyn College back on Dec. 16, 2019. In 35 minutes, the junior guard
tallied 20 points on 6 of 15 shooting and went 8-for-8 from the charity
stripe. Hudson added eight rebounds, two assists and two steals. The 20
points were a season-high for the Michigan native.

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Gallaudet football

part of newspaper story

There were 121 football players from the Georgia Independent School
Association or smaller state athletic associations who made college
rosters in 2019

Memorial Day School (8) – Mekhi Cooper, Savannah State; McKinley
Habersham, Albany State; Brian Miller, Georgia Southern; Delvecchio Powell
II, Presbyterian; Irvin Riley, Jacksonville; Julian Roberts, Savannah
State; Jaquan Thomas, Gallaudet; Winston Wright, West Virginia

note:
interesting – Gallaudet is the only NCAA-III program that is on the
list of Memorial Day School graduates playing college football

GU places eight on ECFC all-academic list along with 20 on the honor roll

WASHINGTON – The Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) announced
it’s 11th annual all-academic honorees Tuesday and Gallaudet University
had eight recipients.

GU’s honorees include sophomore Austin Bates (Lacey, Wash.), senior
Matthew Cracraft (Ferris, Texas), sophomore Mitchell Dolinar (Las Vegas,
Nev.), junior Cress Fisher (Boyertown, Pa.), junior Mason Gooch (Mount
Sterling, Ky.), junior Dawson Moder (Maplewood, Minn.), sophomore Joseph
Mendis (Brook Park, Ohio) and sophomore Marc Wallace Jr. (Panama City
Beach, Fla.).

Gallaudet Helmet Bowl

Gallaudet’s run in Helmet Bowl III comes to a close in semifinal round

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University’s run in Helmet Bowl III presented by
Helmet Tracker came to a close Monday afternoon as the Bison lost their
semifinal round matchup against Nebraska Kearney Lopers, 53 percent to 47
percent.

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Fremont girls’ basketball

Fremont defeated Contra Costa Christian 50-16 in the First BCL League
match-up. Esther Biser led all scorers with 19 points, 11 steals & 7 rebounds.
Talia Boren scored 16, had 7 steals & 7 boards. Shaila Sams had a career high 10
points, 4 steals & 6 rebounds. Jhada Meyer pulled down 14 boards & came away with
4 steals.

CSD was to face Holy Names of Oakland tmrw in a second BCL game. But the game
has been forfeited giving CSD the win (6-4).

The mighty Eagles will host Fremont Christian (7-4) Tuesday @ 4:00 before boarding
the plane for Clerc Classic in Indianapolis.

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Fremont boys’ basketball

Jan 4

Averroes 37
CSD 55

Jan 7 – First League Game

Contra Costa Christian 39
CSD 71

CSD is now 8-1 (1-0 league) on a 8-game winning streak. We have 2 more games
this week on Jan 8 and 9.

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Kentucky boys’ basketball

Game Report- January 7th, 2020 Kentucky School for the Deaf at Danville

Christian Academy in Danville, Kentucky.

KSD – 3 5 0 2-10
DCA- 29 7 23 12-71

KSD (0-3) Collins 5, Dorn 2, Gilbert 3

KSD hasn’t played a home game yet this season due to the renovations at Thomas
Gym.

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Minnesota girls’ basketball

Lost 18-54
Record- 2-6

Lost tonight’s game against a very good Immanuel Lutheran team. They were
conditioned and fundamentally sound. We had to shake off our rust from our 2
week layoff. Our next game will be on 1/8.Â

D. Schwartz- 11 points, 6 rebounds
R. Hernandez-Gutierrez- 4 points
E. Olakunkle- 5 rebounds

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New Jersey boys’ basketball

Jan 7 thÂ
NJSD vs DSD.Â
NJSD won. 46-26Â
Nasir Gurganus 10 points- 16 rebounds -6 blocks -6 assists -2 stealsÂ
Halo Warner 8 points-5 steals-4 assists-4 rebounds – 1 blocks
Christian Ayers  8 points- 5 assistsÂ
Evan Bell 2 points – 5 stealsÂ
Carlos Andino Cruz 7 pointsÂ
Erick Meiji 5 pointsÂ
Marco Espinoza 4 points -2 rebounds-3 steals -2 assistsÂ

Record 4-3

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North Carolina boys’ basketball

January 7 at NCSD

Lake Lure Classical            13 11 17  25 – 66
NCSD                            5   9    9   12- 35

Team record 2-7

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Oklahoma girls’ basketball

We got back from christmas break and we had 2 games
Jan 6- vs PAOLI
22-55

Jan 7 vs Maysville
16-61

Next game will be at Arkansas School for the deaf for their homecoming games

Our record is 3-7

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Rochester boys’ basketball

RSD vs Cornerstone 1/7

Our first game of 2020, we fought hard to come back in the game but finished
short by 5 points. We are VERY proud of our boys, they didn’t give up at all
and keep fighting through the game…Â

RSD 45
CS   50

Bode Aggas finished game with triple-double 23 points, 12 rebounds and 10 steals
Mikalo added double-double with 12 points, 16 rebounds and 8 steals
Cayne Aggas scored 7 points and 5 steals

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St Mary’s girls basketball

The Lady Bisons beat West Seneca Christian today by score of 34-28.  This was
our first game back from break.  The time off was evident in our performance.
 The Lady Bisons struggled to find a rhythm and the net.  West Seneca jumped out
to an 8-2 lead after the first 8 minutes.  The Lady Bisons “woke up” at the
start of the 2nd quarter and began to play their way back into the game.  Laci
Stoffer( led all scorers with 19 points),showed natural leadership and hit a key
3 pointer to help spark the team.  The Lady Bisons went into half time down
16-13.  After a halftime pep talk, the Lady Bisons came out and played some of
their best basketball this season.  Emma Foster dominated defensively and lead
the way for a comeback.  Cami Cole( 13 points) Julia Bronneberg and Aleyshka
Rivera-Nieves turned up the intensity and gave their best efforts.  Laci Stoffer
connected for 2 more 3 pointers and had 12 of her 19 points in the second half.

Record 3-3…..next game is Thursday against New Life Christian.

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Texas basketball

newspaper rankings

TABC high school basketball rankings

Boys:
TAPPS 4A

1. The Woodlands Christian, 16-6; 2. Arlington Grace Prep, 16-7; 3.
Lubbock Trinity Christian, 9-6; 4. St. Thomas Episcopal, 6-4; 5.
Colleyville Covenant, 9-5; 6. Shertz John Paul II, 10-1; 7. Austin Texas
School for the Deaf, 8-2; 8. SA Lutheran, 14-6; 9. Kennedale Fellowship,
14-3; 10. Trinity Willow Park, 7-1

Girls:
TAPPS 4A

1. Austin Texas School for the Deaf, 15-0; 2. Boerne Geneva, 12-2; 3. The
Woodlands Christian, 10-4; 4. Lubbock Christian, 15-4; 5. Waco Reicher,
12-9; 6. Dallas Shelton, 5-1; 7. Lubbock Trinity Christian, 0-0; 8.
Houston Lutheran North, 8-6; 9. SA Lutheran, 10-6; 10. Schertz John Paul
II Catholic, 7-7.

note:
the girls’ team is no longer undefeated. This ranking only covers
last week’s games, not this week’s games

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goalie coach is deaf

part of newspaper story

Deaf Fortuna Düsseldorf goalkeeping coach Dirk Zimmermann making voice
heard in the Bundesliga

Fortuna Düsseldorf’s Dirk Zimmermann is breaking new ground in the
Bundesliga as the deaf goalkeeping coach tries to keep the club in the
German top flight.

Zimmermann has been almost totally deaf since birth, but the 50-year-old
has been giving Düsseldorf goalkeepers Zack Steffen, Michael Rensing & Co.
the benefit of his skills this season as they seek to keep the club in the
top flight.

“I can lipread and talk quite normally,” Zimmermann told BILD, who — even
with a hearing aid — has only 20 per cent hearing.

“I fight for us to be accepted and integrated [into football]. There are
always people who are sceptical at the start. I always have to go towards
people, because they’re not sure how they should approach me.”

Zimmermann is Fortuna’s U23 goalkeeping coach, but has been working with
the senior side too this season, and will now collaborate closely with new
first team goalkeeping coach Christoph Semmler.

note:
Fortuna Düsseldorf is a team in the German Bundesliga league, which is
one of the world’s strongest top level professional leagues.

The team that Zimmermann coaches is U23’s team – which is sort of
like in baseball’s AAA league, a farm team of the top level
Fortuna Düsseldorf. This top level team is trying to fight off
relegation to the German’s lower level professional league.
It sits in the 16th place which would require a playoff; the winner
stays in the league, the loser gets relegated.

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random deafsports talk

What is the first thing DeafDigest Sports editor looks
for when getting basketball updates?

The team’s won/lost record.

Many coaches forget to include it and need to be constantly
reminded about it.

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2020/01/07

DeafDigest Sports – January 7, 2020

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

Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball scores

……………………………

2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 01/07/20

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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Lexington Girls Basketball

January 6, 2020
Game #8

Lexington at Lawrence Woodmere Academy

LEX – 1 – 1 – 7 – 5 = 14
LWA-19 -13-14-6 = 52

Brianna R. – 5 pts, 6 rebounds, 1 steal
Ava V. – 8 pts, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block
Lawryn H. – 1 pt, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Alexandra Q – 3 rebounds, 1 assist
Keferny M. – 2 rebounds
Alisa T – 2 rebounds
Julianna V. – 2 assists

Record: 5 – 3

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Maryland boys’ basketball

Maryland School for the Deaf @ Carroll Christian School

1     2     3     4   = Total
MSD –   24  14   10   10   =  58
CCS  –  19  13   15   23   =  70

Halftime –  MSD led 38-32

MSD ORIOLES
Ethan Sheppeck – 14 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 block
Nathan Sheppeck – 3 points
Jory Valencia – 11 points
Miguel Pavao – 7 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 block
Enow Otto – 12 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists
Zion Ortiz – 11 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block

Team Total FG:  26
Team Total 3FG:  5 (Valencia 2, Pavao, N. Sheppeck)
Team Total FT:  1-5

CARROLL CHRISTIAN PATRIOTS
Cam Wooden – 18 points
Josiah Albaugh – 19 points
Sean Goldsmith – 13 points
Justin Brodbeck – 7  points
Reggie Tingley – 8 points
Mekhi Walker – 5 points

Team Total FG:  25
Team Total 3FG:  10 (Albaugh 5, Wooden 2, Brodbeck, Goldsmith, Walker)
Team Total FT: 10-14

Record:  7-3

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Texas boys’ basketball

TSD Varsity Boys – New Years Eve Shootout Basketball Tournament

We played around Round Rock Christian in our first game. We rested our
starters and steamrolled over them 49-24.

We had to wait all night to play Geneva as the game started a little past
9 pm. Our boys were clearly tired and didn’t show up to play. We lost
45-29.

The next day we played Austin Waldorf who is ranked number 2 in TAPPS 2A
division. We played the best game of the season and managed to blow them
out 59-29.

In the Silver Bracket championship game, we played a JV team from a 6A
school in Central Catholic. They had two post players bigger than our post
players.. We struggled to score and lost the game 51-43.

We finished 2-2 at the tourney and our overall record stands at 11-4.  Our
first district game is tomorrow against Hill Country Christian of Austin.

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Texas girls’ basketball

The TSD Varsity girls team started off 2020 with a four-game tournament
hosted by Brentwood Christian.  The teams included Brentwood Christian,
St. Dominic Savio, San Antonio Legacy Prep, Regents, and TSD.  Our first
game on Friday morning was against Regents Academy.  We won 47-30.  The
second game was against St. Dominic Savio.  This game would be a
disappointment for all as our passing was sloppy, our turnovers were
uncharacteristic, and we flat out stunk.  This was a classic “we beat
ourselves” game as there are very few games won with 31 turnovers and lost
38-45.  As this was our first loss of the season, the girls were very
upset but it humbled us and allowed us to reflect on commitment, energy,
and taking opportunities for granted.  Our defensive effort on Friday
really were a disappointment.

As we regrouped with two more games on Saturday against Legacy in the
morning and Brentwood in the afternoon.  The girls stepped up with their
intensity on both ends of the court and won the morning game 48-19.  The
afternoon game would be a second match against Brentwood and coaches
understand that beating one team twice is always hard so we reminded the
players to be prepared for their best effort.  Our response was
appropriate – we won 40-20 taking 2nd place.  Coming up is our first
district game and our focus is taking care of business – each player
recognizes that all of the games leading up to Tuesday do not count.
District play is where each game means something and we are ready.

Record: 19-1

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random deafsports talk

a tweet today asked:

Not trying to be funny…. but does a “school for the deaf” basketball
team really mean they’re all deaf? Or just have like hearing disabilities?
Or non-deaf students too? I’m confused.

note:
not sure why the person confuses deaf and hearing disabilities with
non-deaf?

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2020/01/06

DeafDigest Sports – January 6, 2020

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— college athlete, soccer

— elite athlete, harness racing??????

— basketball scores

— Gallaudet, nation’s only football team?????

— wheelchair basketball

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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 01/06/20

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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Gallaudet football

part of tweet

it says:
America’s Only Deaf Football Team

it refers to Gallaudet and this tweet is wrong
because there are other deaf football teams
– these deaf school football teams.

Yes, many of these deaf school graduates
enroll at Gallaudet and continue their
football careers.

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Indiana girls’ basketball

part of newspaper story

Speedway Tournament championship
Indiana Deaf 43, Rising Sun 35

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Indiana boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

Shawe Memorial ran its win streak to three-straight with a 67-41 win at
the Indiana School for the Deaf on Saturday

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college athlete, soccer

Gracie Fitzgerald

junior

women’s soccer team

Centre College (NCAA-III, Kentucky)

started all 22 of her team’s 22 games

scored 2 goals and assisted on two others

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elite deaf athlete, horse racing (trotters)

Is Rick Macomber still active as standardbreds
(trotters) driver in Indiana?

He was active in the past but a google search of his
2019 stats showed up nothing.

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wheelchair basketball

The Cincinnati Dragons wheelchair basketball team finished in 3rd place
out of 15 teams at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Junior Regional
Tournament this weekend.  This was a very competitive tournament featuring
5 of the top 10 ranked teams in the country.  The Dragons went 3-2 in this
tournament and now have a record of 18-5 for the season.  Kerwin Haake, a
junior from Kentucky School for the Deaf, scored 62 points in the 5 games
including a team-high 16 points in the Dragons’ semifinal loss to the #1
ranked team in the country Milwaukee Bucks.  The Dragons will be back in
action at the end of January when travel to the Big Peach Slam Jam in
Atlanta.

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random deafsports talk

A basketball coach, that only sends in scores from
“time to time” said that his school’s won/lost
record is incorrect.

DeafDigest Sports editor told the coach that he
needs to email in the scores after each game
and not “from time to time”

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2020/01/05

DeafDigest Sports – January 5, 2020

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— college athlete, soccer

— elite athlete, hockey

— three basketball scores

— Gallaudet still alive in Helmet Bowl

……………………………

2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 01/05/20

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

……………………………

Happy New Year!

We got a national opportunity in front of us and we are behind.

We need everyone (students, faculty, staff, community) to vote and pass
the link along pls…

Please vote and spread the link…

https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/

Go Bison!!

……………………………

Fremont girls’ basketball

Esther Biser led the mighty Eagles into the New Year with a game
high 15 points. Host CSD (4-4) defeated Averros HS 43-15.
Jhada Meyer pulled down double figure rebounds. CSD will begin
BCL League play Tuesday at 5:30 @ home against Contra Costa Christian.

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Maryland girls’ basketball

Subject: MSD GBB: Game #11 vs Loudoun County Patriots

January 4, 2019

High School Varsity Girls Basketball Game #11

Oriole Classic (Championship Game)
Maryland School for the Deaf vs Loudoun County Patriots

1st      2nd     3rd      4th   =   Total
MSD –       9         2        10       20     =    41
LCP-        12       13        12        12     =     49

MSD

S. Herzig-Wilcox – 4 points, 2 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists
C. Lummer – 10 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist
C. Salit – 19 points, 4 rebounds, 5 steals, 7 assists, 1 block
H. Weiss – 4 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
B. Finkle – 4 points, 5 rebounds
Al. Zfati – 1 steal

Team FG: 17
Team 3-FG: 2 (2 Salit)
Team FT: 5-15

Record: 8-3

Crystal Salit and Citrine Lummer were selected to the All-Tournament Team.

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Maryland boys’ basketball

Subject: Maryland SD Boys’ Basketball – Game #9

January 4, 2020

15th Annual Oriole Classic
Frederick, MD
(Championship Game)

Loudoun County Patriots @ Maryland School for the Deaf

1     2     3     4   = Total
LCP  –    4     6   13   22   =  45
MSD –  28   20   16   11   =  75

Halftime –  MSD led 48-10

MSD ORIOLES
Ethan Sheppeck – 13 points, 3 steals
Jory Valencia – 13 points, 1 block
Miguel Pavao – 13 points, 6 steals, 3 rebounds
Ethan Guettler – 3 points
Jaden Joseph – 12 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds
Enow Otto – 7 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals
Zion Ortiz – 14 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals

Team Total FG:  31
Team Total 3FG:  4 (Valencia 2, Guettler, Pavao)
Team Total FT:  9-21

Enow Otto (MSD), Miguel Pavao (MSD), Sebastian Starry (Loudoun Country
Patriots), Jayden Thrash (Loudoun Country Patriots), Micah Clark (Heritage), and
AJ Switzer (Frederick Force) has been named to the 15th
Annual Oriole Classic All-Tournament Team.

MSD’s Jaden Joseph claimed Most Valuable Player honors for the tournament.

Record:  7-2

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college deaf athletes, soccer

Wesley Shade

junior

men’s soccer

Bethany Lutheran College (NCAA-III, Minnesota)

only played 11 of his team’s 19 games, starting none

only attempted one shot all season

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elite deaf athlete, hockey

Josefine Jakobsen

she is a member of the national women’s hockey team of
Denmark

She plays professionally for the Djurgårdens IF
team in Swedish women’s pro hockey league. To
date she has scored 8 goals and assisted on
8 others in 24 games

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random deafsports talk

Years ago DeafDigest Sports editor coached
Maryland School for the Deaf boys’ JV basketball
team.

He never forgot a game against a deaf school
JV team.

The deaf school JV team easily blew out the
Maryland team. But – with one minute remaining
in the game, the deaf school coach
called a time out. Why time out? There was no
way Maryland could catch up and win the game.
The score was out of reach.

Then again, a 2nd time out.

Then again, a 3rd and final time out.

All these three time outs in less than a
minute to play.

When the game ended, the DeafDigest Sports
editor asked the deaf school coach –
why all these three time outs while you had
the game easily won?

The response was this:

I had three time outs remaining and I hate to
waste these timeouts!

DeafDigest Sports editor is bringing this up
– because in the game between the Patriots
and the Jets, the Pats had the game easily
won, 33-0, yet the Pats took two time outs at
the end of game just to let the clock
run out. Even the Pats thought it was funny.

It blew up in Pats’ face last night as
the ex-Pats player and the current Titans
head coach, copied Pats’ strategy to use
up two time outs to burn up two minutes,
not allowing Pats enough time to reach the
midfield to attempt a game-winning field goal
attempt.

In other words, don’t taunt the other
team by playing around with these
time outs! It could blow up in the
winning team’s face later on.

Note:
It was many years ago.

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2020/01/04

DeafDigest Sports – January 5, 2020

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— college athlete, volleyball

— elite athlete, hall of fame

— two basketball scores

— Gallaudet still alive in Helmet Bowl

— football honors

— deaf game on TV

……………………………

2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 01/04/20

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

……………………………

Happy New Year!

We got a national opportunity in front of us and we are behind.

We need everyone (students, faculty, staff, community) to vote and pass
the link along pls…

Please vote and spread the link…

https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/

Go Bison!!

……………………………

Maryland boys’ basketball

January 3, 2020

15th Annual Oriole Classic
Frederick, MD
(Opening Round)

Heritage Academy @ Maryland School for the Deaf

HA    –    11    6    9      8   =  34
MSD –   21   23   9     17   =  70

Halftime –  MSD led 44-17

MSD ORIOLES
Ethan Sheppeck – 10 points, 5 steals, 3 assists
Nathan Sheppeck – 4 points
Jory Valencia – 20 points, 9 rebounds, 1 block
Miguel Pavao – 6 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists
Jaden Joseph – 13 points,6 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 blocks
Enow Otto – 14 points, 9 rebounds
Zion Ortiz – 3 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals

Team Total FG:  31
Team Total 3FG:  4 (Valencia 4)
Team Total FT:  4-9

MSD will play against Loudoun County Patriots for the championship game tomorrow
afternoon at 2:30pm. The Patriots defeated Frederick Force, 53-51 in the earlier
Friday afternoon game.

Record:  6-2

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Maryland girls’ basketball

Game #10 vs Chapelgate Christian Academy

January 3, 2019

High School Varsity Girls Basketball Game #10

Oriole Classic (Opening Round)
Maryland School for the Deaf vs Chapelgate Christian Academy

MSD –      13        14       19       21     =    67
CCA-        1          11         8         4     =     24

MSD

S. Herzig-Wilcox – 6 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 5 assists
C. Lummer – 16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 4 assists
C. Salit – 23 points, 7 rebounds, 6 steals, 10 assists
H. Weiss – 14 points, 13 rebounds, 8 steals
B. Finkle – 4 points, 4 rebounds
A. Cohen – 2 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists
N. Whittaker – 2 points, 1 assist
A. Bielucke – 1 assist

Team FG: 30
Team 3-FG: 5 (Salit)
Team FT: 2-8

Record: 8-2

MSD will face Loudoun County Patriots in the Championship game
tomorrow. The game will be played at 1:00pm in the Benson Gym.

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Texas football

All-VYPE Austin 11-Man Private School Football Team (TAPPS & SPC)

First-Team Running Back Russell Rohde
Second-Team Running Back Kodi Lee
Offensive Lineman Jack Scarboro
Defensive Lineman Jack Scarboro
Linebacker Brandon Brentham
Defensive Back Kodi Lee

note:
DeafDigest Sports hates it when fall season honors are
announced in January when everyone is so focused on
basketball scores – and also hates it when winter
honors are announced in May when weather is warm
and something is going on (track, baseball, softball)!

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deaf game on TV

part of newspaper story

The first ever televised event for an England deaf game was last year
rugby game against Wales deaf

note:
Clerc on TV? No, but video, yes.

National Deaf Club basketball on TV? No, but video, yes.

Deaflympics on TV? No, but video, yes.

any difference between TV and video?

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college athlete

Emily Wright

freshman

volleyball

American River College (junior college, California)

only played 7 of her team’s 32 matches, and 11 sets

her stats seem decent

do not know why she played so little – quit the team
or left college or was injured or was coaches’ decision?

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elite deaf athlete

Meghan Agosta

women’s hockey on all levels

was inducted into 2019 Canadian hockey hall of fame

she is deaf but functions as a hearing person, and in fact,
her full time job is police officer in Vancouver, BC

she has apparently retired from competitive hockey

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random deafsports talk

Every day an update on a college deaf athlete?

No

Every day an update on an elite deaf athlete?

No

When deaf sports news are slow (Holidays and summer
months) then there will be college and elite updates
as fillers to keep DeafDigest Sports going on a daily
basis, if at all possible. Daily newspapers do not always
carry stories on the deaf in sports.

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2020/01/03

DeafDigest Sports – January 3, 2020

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— college athlete, field hockey

— elite athlete, hockey

— Texas boys’ basketball ranking

— Gallaudet still alive in Helmet Bowl

— deaf in “Super Bowl”

— deaf club basketball on East Coast

……………………………

2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 01/03/20

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

……………………………

Happy New Year!

We got a national opportunity in front of us and we are behind.

We need everyone (students, faculty, staff, community) to vote and pass
the link along pls…

Please vote and spread the link…

https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/

Go Bison!!

………………………

Texas boys’ basketball

POLL POSITION

The latest state polls released earlier this week by the Texas Association
of Basketball Coaches includes No. 7 Westlake and No. 18 Vandegrift in 6A;
No. 10 LBJ, No. 15 Manor and No. 20 Hutto in 5A; No. 5 Liberty Hill in 4A;
No. 9 Thorndale in 2A; No. 7 St. Michael’s in private school 5A; No. 7
Texas School for the Deaf in private school 4A; No. 2 Marble Falls Faith
in private school 3A; and No. 2 Waldorf in private school 2A.

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A Super Bowl special

during the Puppy Bowl

one of the pups is:

Other in-depth profiles include Filbert, a deaf and sight impaired
Shetland Sheepdog mix from Double J Dog Ranch, a sanctuary for dogs with
special needs

(from a posting)

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college, deaf athlete, field hockey

Madison Ensley

senior

Wilkes College (NCAA-III, Pennsylvania)

started 15 of her team’s 19 games

her stats is practically non-existent for an important
reason; she is a defender, her job is to protect her
goalie from shots going in!

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elite deaf athlete, hockey

Brent Walters was a Jr A goalie with the Valley Wildcats team
in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League

While in Canada, Junior A Hockey is akin to NCAA-I in USA, this
league is not considered elite among these Junior A leagues in
Canada. He played 10 games with this Junior A team and was
demoted to Junior B (akin to NCAA-II). He is not considred a
NHL prospect, yet it is rare for deaf Canadians to play
Junior B (or even Junior A).

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deaf club basketball

competing teams in the Eastern Deaf Club basketball circuit

District City 95ers
Magic
DMV Diplomats
NY Skull
Fanwood Alumni Association
Block G
Empire City
DC Elite Hoyas
Rochester Venom

note:
two issues

#1 Where is Magic located?

#2. do these teams play only against other deaf teams
or do they play some hearing teams?

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random deafsports talk

more and more newspapers, especially these small town newspapers,
use paywalls to try to force readers to pay for the news they
read. It forces DeafDigest Sports editor to resort to tricks
to bypass these paywalls. In the long run, it hurts deaf sports
news, not just in USA but in nations such as India and Australia!

Even more and more USA Today local afflilated newspapers use
these paywalls.

Some tricks work, some don’t work at all! This means missed
deaf sports news for you all.
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2020/01/02

DeafDigest Sports – January 2, 2020

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— college athlete, cross country

— elite athlete, golf

— interesting comment about Fremont football

— Gallaudet still alive in Helmet Bowl

……………………………

2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 01/02/20

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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Gallaudet Helmet Bowl

Gallaudet Bison one of final four teams left in Helmet Bowl III,
vote for Gallaudet daily

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University is one of four teams left in Helmet Bowl
III presented by Helmet Tracker. The Bison are the No. 2 seed in the South
Region and are going up against Nebraska Kearney Lopers, the No. 11 seed
in the West Region, in the semifinal round. The winner will advance to the
championship round of the national tournament to find the best football
helmet in the country.

People can vote by logging onto www.helmetbowl.com or via this direct
link: https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/.

Fans are encouraged to use all of their devices and browsers to vote, no
need to login, until the polls close on Monday, Jan. 7, at 1 p.m. (EST).

Gallaudet’s helmet won its conference (Eastern Collegiate Football
Conference) for a third straight year and was seeded second in the South
Region. In the first round, GU dispatched No. 15 seed Austin College
Kangaroos (61 percent to 39 percent). In the second round, Gallaudet took
down No. 9 seed Ole Miss from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) by the
margin of 56 percent to 44 percent. In the third round, GU defeated No. 4
seed University of Richmond by the tally of 52 percent to 48 percent. In
the quarterfinal round, Gallaudet topped St. Thomas University (Fla.) by
the margin of 51 percent to 49 percent.

Gallaudet won Helmet Bowl I, two years ago, and reached the “Sweet 16”
round last year before losing to Lafayette College. Dickinson College
(NCAA Division III) won Helmet Bowl II last year.

The Red Devils of Dickinson, the No. 1 seed in the East Region, are in the
other national semifinal going up against University of Louisville, the
No. 5 seed in the North Region. A Dickinson and Gallaudet victory in the
semifinal would pit the first two Helmet Bowl national champions against
each other.

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

BISON TRACKS

GU is one of two Division III schools left in the tournament, Dickinson is
the other

The Bison only won by over 50 votes over St. Thomas

You don’t need to vote on every match up

There are two more rounds before Helmet Bowl III crowns its champion
GU is behind, early on, in the semifinal voting against the Lopers, who
received the most votes in the quarterfinal round

Gallaudet was the second-leading vote-getter between the Final Four teams
as it only trailed Nebraska Kearney by 333 votes

Dickinson was 18 votes behind Gallaudet’s final total from the
quarterfinal round

https://helmettracker.com/category/news/

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Fremont football

part of a tweet

Our ASL class was pretty awesome. But we got to take a
field trip to the Fremont School of the Deaf and watch
a football game, it was a cool experience.

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college deaf athletes, cross country

Gashaw Duhamel

senior

men’s cross country

University of Tennessee

previously attended Model Secondary School for the
Deaf and then Tennessee School for the Deaf (but
ran for a nearby high school in the Knoxville area).

With the University of Tennessee’s cross country
team he finished:

8th
45th
252nd
80th
119th

he is now finished with collegiate cross country and
will be particating in indoor and outdoor track
in his final season of eligibility

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elite deaf athlete, golf

Kevin Hall

pro golf

is he still in pro golf?

There has been no 2019 updates on him on any of
these web sites, tweets and social media outlets.

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random deafsports thoughts

That Gashaw Duhamel ran cross country and
track for University of Tennessee (UT) is sticky
for one reason. He never ran for Tennessee
School for the Deaf (TSD) though attending classes
at the school – leading to a tricky question – does
TSD count him as the only athlete to move on to the
NCAA-I level?

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2020/01/01

DeafDigest Sports – January 1, 2020

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— college athlete, football

— elite athlete, hockey

— Louisiana sports

— Gallaudet still alive in Helmet Bowl

……………………………

2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 01/01/20

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

……………………………

Gallaudet Helmet Bowl

Gallaudet Bison one of final four teams left in Helmet Bowl III,
vote for Gallaudet daily

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University is one of four teams left in Helmet Bowl
III presented by Helmet Tracker. The Bison are the No. 2 seed in the South
Region and are going up against Nebraska Kearney Lopers, the No. 11 seed
in the West Region, in the semifinal round. The winner will advance to the
championship round of the national tournament to find the best football
helmet in the country.

People can vote by logging onto www.helmetbowl.com or via this direct
link: https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/.

Fans are encouraged to use all of their devices and browsers to vote, no
need to login, until the polls close on Monday, Jan. 7, at 1 p.m. (EST).

Gallaudet’s helmet won its conference (Eastern Collegiate Football
Conference) for a third straight year and was seeded second in the South
Region. In the first round, GU dispatched No. 15 seed Austin College
Kangaroos (61 percent to 39 percent). In the second round, Gallaudet took
down No. 9 seed Ole Miss from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) by the
margin of 56 percent to 44 percent. In the third round, GU defeated No. 4
seed University of Richmond by the tally of 52 percent to 48 percent. In
the quarterfinal round, Gallaudet topped St. Thomas University (Fla.) by
the margin of 51 percent to 49 percent.

Gallaudet won Helmet Bowl I, two years ago, and reached the “Sweet 16”
round last year before losing to Lafayette College. Dickinson College
(NCAA Division III) won Helmet Bowl II last year.

The Red Devils of Dickinson, the No. 1 seed in the East Region, are in the
other national semifinal going up against University of Louisville, the
No. 5 seed in the North Region. A Dickinson and Gallaudet victory in the
semifinal would pit the first two Helmet Bowl national champions against
each other.

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

BISON TRACKS

GU is one of two Division III schools left in the tournament, Dickinson is
the other

The Bison only won by over 50 votes over St. Thomas

You don’t need to vote on every match up

There are two more rounds before Helmet Bowl III crowns its champion
GU is behind, early on, in the semifinal voting against the Lopers, who
received the most votes in the quarterfinal round

Gallaudet was the second-leading vote-getter between the Final Four teams
as it only trailed Nebraska Kearney by 333 votes

Dickinson was 18 votes behind Gallaudet’s final total from the
quarterfinal round

https://helmettracker.com/category/news/

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Louisiana sports

full newspaper story

Louisiana School for the Deaf uses athletics to teach their students how
to cope with disabilities.

The Louisiana School for the Deaf, along with academics, is an institute
that uses athletics to teach their students how to cope with disabilities.

It is a place where actions truly speak louder than words.

The Louisiana School for the Deaf’s football team focuses on the school’s
motto that “kids come first.” Athletic Director Ben Cupit believes that
LSD’s athletics teach their students with disabilities that their
obstacles are only temporary, and are never too big to overcome.

“You can take it in any sport that we have, the things you learn in
athletics carries over not only in the classroom, but carries on in life
as well,” said Cupit. “As far as disciplining, hard work ethic, things
like that, and they really have taken to it and they carry it into the
school, and it really, you know, permeates throughout the whole school.”

Working alongside Ben Cupit, Denton Mallas, LSD’s head coach for three
years, played football at Gallaudet University, America’s only deaf
college football team. While there, Mallas learned not only football but
intense life skills of how to overcome obstacles while living with a
disability. Today, he graciously takes on being a live-in role model for
his team along with being their head coach.

“The assistant coaches, Noelle Haynes and Jaques Houston, have helped
tremendously in game planning, for the defense, special teams,” said
Mallas. “Noelle Haynes for defense, he’s a defensive coordinator and
Jaques Houston for the special teams coordinator. The two of them help me
with time planning for games tremendously. So, it’s not just during the
game but off the field as well. Because off the field, they help in making
sure the team is all working together as a community.”

The LSD Athletics Program has built a competitive team, finishing 5-2 this
football season.

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elite deaf athlete, hockey

part of newspaper story

Patty Kyte’s hockey journey: Next stop Chicoutimi

Patrick Kyte knew it was coming. After 156 games with the Halifax
Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Pembroke native
had been traded for the first time in his junior career.

Less than a year after Halifax hosted the Memorial Cup and the Mooseheads
came within a win of a national title, the team was in a rebuilding mode.
As a 20-year old defenceman whose junior eligibility was coming to an end,
Kyte was expendable and when the Chicoutimi Saguenéens offered a first
round draft pick to get him, the Mooseheads pulled the trigger on a trade
that will give the talented blue-liner one more crack at a national
championship.

Patty,” Kyte is the nephew of the National Hockey League’s first deaf
player, Jim Kyte.  Patty Kyte is also hearing impaired.

note:
Junior A hockey in Canada is equivalent to Power 5 in NCAA-I football.

Many Junior A players are drafted by NHL teams.

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college deaf athlete

Jaden Barr

senior

football QB

Truman State University (NCAA-II, Missouri)

started all 12 of his team’s 12 games.

131.4 QB efficiency rate (note – different from NFL)

completed 200 passes in 308 attempts

14 touchdowns

7 interceptions

on the ground, rushed for 609 yards, 3rd best on team

4.7 yards average per attempt

three rushing touchdowns

note:

he is deaf but functions as a hearing person, meaning
no ASL

will NFL draft him?  Normally NFL teams do not draft that too
many NCAA-II players. And besides, his size is against him –
only 5’11 tall and 197 lbs. NFL teams look for taller and
heavier quarterbacks. Tom Brady – he is 6’4 and 225 lbs, which
is “puny” compared to other bigger QB’s

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random deafsports thoughts

A newspaper story today said that DeafDigest awards
Team of the Year honors in deaf baseball and deaf
softball.

DeafDigest has not been involved with deaf school
sports during the spring months – baseball, softball
and track.

DeafDigest only gets involved with fall and winter
sports.

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2019/12/31

DeafDigest Sports – December 31, 2019

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— college athlete, football

— elite athlete, martial arts

— basketball updates

……………………………

2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 12/31/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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Oregon basketball

part of newspaper posting

boys’ basketball
Perrydale 72 Oregon 23

girls’ basketball
Perrydale 61 Oregon 23

both games were played earlier the month of December

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Texas basketball

newspaper rankings

BOYS PRIVATE

TAPPS 4A

1. The Woodlands Christian, 13-3; 2. Arlington Grace Prep, 16-7; 3.
Lubbock Trinity Christian, 9-6; 4. St. Thomas Episcopal, 6-4; 5.
Colleyville Covenant, 9-5; 6. Shertz John Paul II, 10-1; 7. Austin Texas
School for the Deaf, 8-2; 8. SA Lutheran, 14-6; 9. Kennedale Fellowship,
11-3; 10. Trinity Willow Park, 7

GIRLS PRIVATE

TAPPS 4A

1. Austin Texas School for the Deaf, 15-0; 2. Boerne Geneva, 12-2; 3. The
Woodlands Christian, 10-4; 4. Lubbock Christian, 15-4; 5. Waco Reicher,
12-9; 6. Dallas Shelton, 5-1; 7. Lubbock Trinity Christian, 0-0; 8.
Houston Lutheran North, 8-6; 9. SA Lutheran HS, 10-6; 10. Schertz John
Paul II Catholic, 7-7

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college football

Aidan Mallory

redshirt freshman

football

Southwest Minnesota State University (NCAA-II)

spent freshman season as a redshirt, meaning he only
has four eligible seasons remaining

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elite deaf martial arts

Sara Kovaliov, Israel

Last known appearance was at the 2019
Tel Aviv International Open Jiu-Jitsu
competition.

Her results is not known

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random deafsports thoughts

A band from a school for the blind performing at
home deaf school football games?

Yes, at Ohio School for the Deaf. This school restarted
football in 2005, and almost immediately, the blind
school started a band.

Ohio Deaf has since dropped football, but the band
continues – and it will perform at the perform at the
random deafsports thoughts

A band from a school for the blind performing at
home deaf school football games?

Yes, at Ohio School for the Deaf. This school restarted
football in 2005, and almost immediately, the blind
school started a band.

Ohio Deaf has since dropped football, but the band
continues – and it will perform at the Outback
Bowl game.

It is believed that it was the only blind band
to perform at deaf school football games!

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