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20

2018/07/20

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DeafDigest Sports – July 20, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— bunch of brief Gallaudet updates

— random deafsports thoughts

— world deaf golf

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf champion, synchronized swimming
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/men-u21-championship-team/

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Gallaudet updates

#1
Gallaudet’s Sam Atkinson elevated to CoSIDA’s Second Vice President

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University Associate Athletic Director for
Communications Sam Atkinson was elevated to Second Vice President of the
College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) during the annual
convention held here from June 27-30 at the Gaylord National Resort and
Convention Cente

#2
Gallaudet’s Stephanie Stevens selected to NCAA women’s basketball rules
committee

INDIANAPOLIS – Gallaudet University women’s basketball head coach
Stephanie Stevens was recently selected to the NCAA Women’s Basketball
Rules Committee. Stevens will serve a four-year term until 2021. Stevens
is one of 12 members on the national committee comprised of Athletic
Directors, Senior Woman Administrators, Faculty Athletic Representatives
and head coaches representing all levels of NCAA women’s basketball.

#3
Gallaudet quintet traveled to Italy to participate in Beyond Sports Summer
Tour

WASHINGTON – For the second summer in a row, a group of Gallaudet
University student-athletes and coaches participated in a Beyond Sports
Tour. This summer a quintet from GU traveled to Italy to play basketball
and take in some tourist activities.

Gallaudet women’s basketball head coach Stephanie Stevens along with
rising senior Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.), graduate Kelsey Hudson
(Blissfield, Mich.), men’s basketball rising senior Jamal Garner
(Jacksonville, Ill.) and women’s volleyball assistant coach Danielle
Morris, who was also a basketball standout for the Bison, crossed the
Atlantic Ocean to participate in this 2018 summer tour.

#4
Got Skills? Middle School Sports and Leadership Camp enjoyed by all in
attendance

WASHINGTON – The Got Skills? Middle School Sports and Leadership Camp took
place at Gallaudet University the last week of June. The camp, held June
23-30, was enjoyed by middle school aged children from all across the
country.

The campers attended different activites throughout the week and rotated
through various sport activities along with leadership programs. The group
also enjoyed a trip to Six Flags America as well.

During the basketball clinic day, the campers learned fundamentals from
Gallaudet men’s basketball head coach Kevin Kovacs along with former GU
student-athletes James Steingieser and Kate Fetzer.

#5
Bison student-athletes lead Team USA to gold in U21 World Deaf Basketball
Championship

WASHINGTON – Team USA won the gold medal in the 2018 U21 World Deaf
Basketball Championship here Saturday with a 79-63 victory over Japan here
on Padden Court in the Field House on the campus of Gallaudet University.

Team USA went a perfect 6-0 in the eight-day tournament that featured five
teams from all across the globe. The teams consisted of Italy, Japan,
Lithuania, Turkey and USA.

Former Gallaudet women’s basketball standout Lindsay Stergio led the red,
white and blue as its head coach through the tournament as Team USA
averaged 81.8 points per game and allowed only 42.2 points per game. Team
USA’s average scoring margin was 39.7 points per game. In the semifinals,
Team USA won by 60 points over Italy, 78-18.

Team USA was led during the tournament by Cassidy Perry, who averaged 18.2
points per game, and scored 28 in the gold medal game as she made 14 of 20
shots from the field.

Gallaudet rising senior Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) was Team USA’s
second-leading scorer as she averaged 16.5 points, 9.3 rebounds, 5.3
assists, 3.6 steals per game. She netted a double-double in the gold medal
game as she scored 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to go with three
assists, three steals and two blocks.

GU rising sophomore Emelia Beldon (Frederick, Md.) was fourth on the team
in scoring with a 9.8 points per game average. Beldon matched Neild in the
championship game with 15 points as she made 5 of 8 shots from the field.
She nearly recorded a double-double as she passed out nine assists in 34
minutes played.

GU rising junior Tiffany Anderson (Forest Lake, Minn.) and incoming
freshman Ariel Senics saw action in the title game. They finished the
tournament with 19 and 21 points scored, respectively.

#6
Gallaudet Coach Kovacs, student-athletes lead Team USA to gold in U21
World Deaf Basketball Championship

WASHINGTON – Team USA capped off a dominating U21 World Deaf Basketball
Championship performance here Saturday evening with a 81-63 victory over
Japan in the gold medal game here on Padden Court in the Field House on
the campus of Gallaudet University.

Team USA went a perfect 7-0 in the eight-day tournament that featured 10
teams from all across the globe. The teams consisted of Australia, Canada,
Greece, Israel, Japan, Lithiania, Poland, Spain, Ukraine and USA.

Gallaudet men’s basketball head coach Kevin Kovacs led the red, white and
blue through the tournament as Team USA averaged 98.4 points per game and
allowed only 42.6 points per game. Team USA’s average scoring margin was
55.9 points per game. In the quarterfinals, Team USA won by 103 points
over Canada, 126-23, and got by Spain, 78-73, in the semifinal round.

Gallaudet rising junior Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.) was a starter in
the backcourt for Team USA. In the gold medal game, he scored seven
points, grabbed five rebounds and made two steals.

GU rising sophomores Wilford Troup (Snellville, Ga.) and Esau Zornoza
(Pleasanton, Calif.) added two points in the final game of the tournament.
Incoming freshman, John Werner, Jr., added five points and two assist

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World Deaf Golf

Galwayman is chief organiser of World Deaf Golf Championships

THE World Deaf Golf Championships will take place at Carton House Golf
Course, Maynooth next week and the man charged with the smooth running of
the tournament is chief organiser – or OC Chair – and Kilconly and
Galway native, Paul Ryder.

In all, 115 amateur golfers from 19 countries around the world will take
part in the event, which is sanctioned by the World Deaf Golf Federation
(WDGF). Of course, between the men, women and seniors’ categories, there
will also be a number of golfers taking part from around Ireland, with
26-year-old Ciaran Doyle, from Leixlip, making his championship debut.

The first round of the championships then tees off on Tuesday and runs
until its final round on Friday when the presentation and closing ceremony
takes place in Carton House and Golf Course.

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random deafsports thoughts

World’s best deaf golfer taking part in the world golf
championships?

No, because it would be Kevin Hall and he has only participated
in one deaf golf tournament during his pro golfing area.

That one tournament he won was in a walk, and easy pick up
of first place prize money.
 

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Jul
19

2018/07/19

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DeafDigest Sports – July 17-19, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— no DeafDigest Sports, July 17 & 18

— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball player winning a gold

— deaf squash

— deaf cricket

— deaf chess

Deaf Sports Collections update
— baseball deaf triplets
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/usa-women-championship-team/

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There were no DeafDigest Sports editions on July 17th and
July 18th, so if you thought you missed getting an edition
these days, there were no editions at all.

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Indiana Tech player wins gold

Indiana Tech junior Jason Boateng helped Team USA win the gold medal in
the 2018 U21 World Deaf Basketball Championships, which ended Saturday at
Gallaudet University. Team USA defeated Japan 81-63 and captured its third
straight gold medal. Boateng finished the tournament with 13 points, 14
rebounds and three steals in 28 minutes.

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Deaf squash

9th World Deaf Squash Championship 2018 to be held at Toronto Athletic
Club, Canada from October 1 to 6.

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Deaf Cricket (India, Pakistan & Bangladesh)

Pak deaf team to feature in BD tri-series

LAHORE: Pakistan deaf cricket team will take part in tri-nation T20
cricket series being held in September in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
“The tri nation series involving India, Pakistan and hosts Bangladesh
will be a test of Pak team’s preparations for the inaugural T20 World
Cup being held in November in India,” said President, Pakistan Deaf
cricket, Suleman Zaheer, Secretary, Atta ur Rehman and Senior Vice
President, Ishtaiq Ahmad in a panel interview with APP here on Wednesday.

They said the tri-nation series is an important event ahead of
participation in the World Cup and it will help the Pak team to notice its
gray areas before the Cup and to prepare the team in professional manner
for throwing a strong challenge in the mega event.

PDCA officials disclosed that Pak team has never lost to India in any
format of the games since 2005 till today which is a unique record.“No
team in international deaf cricket is holding such an honour and we are
confident that our team will put up impressive show to win the tri-nation
event to show consistency,” they asserted.

They expressed their gratitude to Pakistan Cricket Board for extending all
out support to PDCA for the betterment of deaf cricket in Pakistan.“We
are thankful to Chairman, PCB, Najam Sethi for his personal interest in
the development of deaf cricket and to ensure team’s participation in
international events abroad”.

Answering a question, they said Pak team for the tri nation series will be
named in few days based on the performance of players in domestic events
at home and international tournaments abroad.

“The selection will be made in a transparent manner and talented players
will be given preference,” they added.PDCA officials said participation
in the tri-nation series will be step forward to give final touches to
team’s preparations for the World Cup which will be participated by
world’s top eight deaf teams.

“Deaf cricket is at rise with each passing day and we are mobilizing all
resources to organize domestic events in different parts of the country to
identify new talent,” they said adding “The key to success of Pak
cricket team’s sterling performance which it is showing in international
tournaments for the last thirteen years, is selection of players on merit
and hard work of coaches and good management of the team management”. To
a question they said Pak team has bright chances to win the World Cup.

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Chess

See one word in this brief announcement

International Chess Committee of the Deaf (ICCD) worldwide World
Deaf Blitz Chess Championship held from July 6 to 17 at Manchester
in the UK

the one word is – blitz – meaning speed chess!

Normally chess is slow paced, but speed only takes few seconds
to make a move

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random deafsports thoughts

Is chess a sport or a board game?
 

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Jul
16

2018/07/16

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DeafDigest Sports – July 16, 2018

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— U-21 comment

— college deaf wrestler

— deaf pro boxer

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Deaflympics hurdles, hearbreaking stumble agaisnt a hearing Olympian
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-football-tight-end-in-movie/

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random deafsports thoughts

At one time about 20-25 years ago the USA deaf women’s
coach was worried about blow out scores against deaf
women’s national teams, turning them off and refusing
to participate in future Deaflympic games.

The coauch got funding to send her group of players
to conduct basketball workshops in several nations
to teach them how to play basketball the right way.

Apparently it helped since women teams have participated
in future Deaflympics, World Championships and U-21
championships.

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U-21 comment

Coach Kovacs

 
Fortunate to have great coaches and players that made this
possible! Congrats to Japan for the silver and Spain for the
bronze. Huge respect for Japan and Spain for their skills and team play.

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EP-J graduate part of world champion deaf basketball team

Elk Point-Jefferson graduate Connor Henze competed at last week’s Under-21
World Deaf Basketball Championships in Washington D.C.
   
Henze was a part of gold-medal winning Team USA, who played seven games
over the course of the week.
 
Henze averaged 8.1 points and six rebounds through the first six games.
His best game came in the quarterfinal round against Canada, when he
notched 12 points and eight rebounds.
   
The United States beat Japan in Saturday night’s gold medal game, 81-63.

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college deaf wrestler

Matthew Olauson

junior

Campbell University (South Carolina – NCAA-I)

184 lbs

profile:
2014-15 (Freshman):   DNP (redshirt)

2015-16 (Redshirt Freshman):
Started the first 14 duals of the season for the Camels wrestling at
174-pounds … Finished with a 0-16 record and 0-12 in duals …
Participated at the Navy Classic and the Reno Tournament of Champions

2016-17 (R-Sophomore): Finished with a 2-4 record during the year…
Picked up a pair of decision wins on Nov. 20… 10-4 win over Jeffrey
Burton (Davidson) and 7-3 over Konner Pritchard (Davidson)…

this recent season 2017-18
Wolfpack Open (Unattached)
(184), L, Decision (13-12), Stanley Smeltzer
(184), L, Fall (4:09), Nick Reenan

Was not on the list of regular wrestlers

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deaf pro boxer

Norbert Kalucza

Hungary

has not boxed in over year

do not know if he is still in training or if he has
called it quits
 

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Jul
15

2018/07/15

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DeafDigest Sports – July 15, 2018

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

— attention: for interested football coaches

— random deafsports thoughts

— U-21 updates

— college deaf basketball player

— elite deaf snookers (billiards player)

— Cleveland Indians baseball joke by a fan

— runner up in cycling race in Hawaii

Deaf Sports Collections update
— basketball club, not national team, won Deaflympics
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-player-at-university-of-kentucky/

note:
this player was one of the members of the club team that
won the Deaflympics (see story above)

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for interested football coaches

Gallaudet University (D-III – Washington, DC):* Gallaudet University
has an opening for a Part-Time Defensive Line Coach. 

This position is strictly Part-Time and includes a stipend for the season.

American Sign Language skills are highly desirable or a willingness to
learn within a reasonable time.

Interested candidates should send an email with a cover letter &
resume to stephon.healey@gallaudet.edu

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U-21 updates

U21 WDBC Men Finals
USA – 81
Japan – 63

USA U21 Men wins third straight World Deaf Basketball
Championships Gold Medal.

USA – 48
Japan -24

* Halftime *

U21 WDBC Women Finals
USA – 79  
Japan – 63

USA U21 Women wins third straight World Deaf Basketball
Championships Gold Medal.

USA – 45
Japan – 30

* Halftime *

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random deafsports thoughts

Disappointing that most U-21 teams were not on USA’s
competitive levels.

Only Spain and Japan and maybe another nation or two
really challenged USA – but as for the rest of the field,
just forget it.

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college deaf basketball player

Matt Edwards

sophomore

Catawba College (North Carolina – NCAA-II)

profile:
Edwards has played in 3 games this season for the Catawba Indians,
averaging 1.3 points per game.

Edwards has yet to record an assist in 3 games this season

Edwards has yet to secure a rebound in 3 games this season

note:
he is not on the 2018-19 pre-season roster

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elite deaf snookers (billiards) player

Joe Swail

former champion

Northern Ireland

his current profile:
2018 World Championship Last 144

2018 China Open Last 128

2018 Shoot Out Last 64

2018 German Masters Last 128

note:
these numbers seem to indicate that he was one
of these surviving players in these tournaments
before being eliminated

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Cleveland Indians bullpen baseball joke by a fan

Cleveland Indians blew it last week when the manager
and the pitching coach miscommunicate with each other
and called in the wrong pitcher from the bullpen.

A fan said:
The Indians are going to have to hire an interpreter for
Francona and get pitching coach Carl Willis a hearing aid.

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Kauai’s first official bicycle race (Hawaii)

newspaper posting

Kauai’s first official bicycle race took place on the morning of July 4,
1927, starting at the Koloa side of the Hanapepe Bridge on Hanapepe Road,
and finishing at the Makaweli baseball field, a distance of approximately
four miles.

More than 50 cyclists entered the race, which was easily won by John
Kauhako (1909-66) of Honolulu riding a racing bike.

A youngster from Port Allen by the name of Ching, who happened to be deaf
and unable to speak, took second place around 300 yards behind Kauhako,
while riding an ordinary bicycle with a coaster brake.

 

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Jul
14

2018/07/14

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DeafDigest Sports – July 14, 2018

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

— attention: for interested football coaches

— random deafsports thoughts

— college deaf rower

— elite deaf billiards player

— U-21 updates

Deaf Sports Collections update
— only Gallaudet athlete to play in a big league game
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/number-one-deaf-basketball-player-up-to-1950/

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for interested football coaches

Gallaudet University (D-III – Washington, DC):* Gallaudet University
has an opening for a Part-Time Defensive Line Coach. 

This position is strictly Part-Time and includes a stipend for the season.

American Sign Language skills are highly desirable or a willingness to
learn within a reasonable time.

Interested candidates should send an email with a cover letter &
resume to stephon.healey@gallaudet.edu

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U-21 updates

10am ET – CAN vs. ISR (M – 7th/8th Place)
12pm ET – UKR vs. LTU (M – 5th/6th Place)
2pm ET – ESP vs. POL (M – 3rd/4th Place)

4pm ET – USA vs. JPN (W – Finals)
6pm ET – USA vs. JPN (M – Finals) 

CAN 67:77 UKR (Men Loser’s Semifinals)
LTU 61:58 ISR (Men Loser’s Semifinals)
ITA 55:48 TUR (Women 3rd/4th Place)
USA 78:73 ESP (Men Semifinals)
JPN 91:66 POL (Men Semifinals)

Ukraine 45:88 Spain (Men Quarterfinals)
Israel 44:81 Poland  (Men Quarterfinals)

AUS 56:65 GRE (Men 9th/10th Place)
USA 78:18 ITA (Women Semifinals)
JPN 75:53 TUR (Women Semifinals)
USA 126:23 CAN (Men Quarterfinals)
LTU 58:85 JPN (Men Quarterfinals)
UKR 45:88 ESP (Men Quarterfinals)
ISR 44:81 POL (Men Quarterfinals)

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random deafsports thoughts

A deaf basketball fan said:

I attended last night’s two semi-final games -  interesting -
I was able to identify less then a dozen people that I know or
am familiar with; different breed of spectators;  seems most
were players (more players than fans). I plan on attending the
two finals today

note:
It was much different years ago, these different breed of
spectators.

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deaf equestrian

Jamie Barge Can’t Believe She’s On The Road To The WEG

In this series, the Chronicle follows multiple riders as they seek to
fulfill their FEI World Equestrian Games dreams in Tryon, North Carolina,
in 2018. We’ll check in with them in the coming months as they pursue a
team spot to see how they’re getting their horses ready and preparing
mentally.

Jamie Barge, of Malibu, California, is now based in Europe for the summer.
Barge and Luebbo, her top mount, went to Paris where they competed in
their second Longines FEI World Cup Finals in April, finishing 16th. After
competing on the Nations Cup team in Langley, British Columbia, and
helping Team USA earn an invitation to compete at the Longines FEI Nations
Cup Final (Spain), Barge headed back to Europe with Luebbo and two other
mounts from her Team KylieCo: Zirocco Royal, and Fioretti S. Their first
stop on the tour was at Sopot, Poland

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college rower

Kelin McCloskey

junior

women’s rowing team

Washington College (Maryland)

a novice stroker, not on the first team

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elite deaf billiards player

Shane Van Boening

pro billiards

South Dakota

he is currently number 1 in the US rankings
published by the UPA Tour
 

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Jul
13

2018/07/13

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DeafDigest Sports – July 13, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— attention: for interested football coaches

— random deafsports thoughts

— British deaf swimmer

— Gallaudet baseball involved with All-Star game

— deaf champion in Wimbledon tennis

— U-21 updates

Deaf Sports Collections update
— two Gallaudet football defeats ruined perfect season
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pitcher-in-los-angeles-angels-farm-system/

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for interested football coaches

Gallaudet University (D-III – Washington, DC):* Gallaudet University
has an opening for a Part-Time Defensive Line Coach. 

This position is strictly Part-Time and includes a stipend for the season.

American Sign Language skills are highly desirable or a willingness to
learn within a reasonable time.

Interested candidates should send an email with a cover letter &
resume to stephon.healey@gallaudet.edu

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U-21 updates

** Men Loser’s Semifinals **
12pm ET – CAN vs. UKR
2pm ET – LTU vs. ISR
** Women 3rd/4th Place **
4pm ET – ITA vs. TUR

** Men Semifinals **
6pm ET – USA vs. ESP
8pm ET – JPN vs. POL

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British swimming

A busy week on the international scene.

In the European Deaf Olympics in Lublin, Poland, Wirral Metro’s Nathan
Young had great success.

Firstly he set a new GB deaf record of 59.32 in the 100m butterfly when
finishing sixth in the final.

He then set another GB deaf record in the final of the 50m butterfly,
before setting a personal best in the 100m freestyle.

In a hectic schedule he also helped the men’s team to fourth place in
the 4x100m freestyle, 4x200m freestyle and 4x100m medley relay, as well as
the mixed relay team to fourth in the 4x200m freestyle relay and fifth in
the 4x100m freestyle relay.

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Gallaudet baseball involved with the All-Star game

Two events designed to attract more African American youth participation
to the national pastime will be played during the Major League
Baseball’s All-Star weekend celebration around the District of Columbia.

The Major Junior Baseball League (MJBL) and MLB are giving inner city
teams an unprecedented stage by hosting two tournaments. MJLB will play
its seventh annual East West All-Star Game at Maury Wills Park (formerly
Banneker Field) across from Howard University on June 16. Meanwhile the
inaugural MLB Commissioner’s Cup and Jennie Finch Classic for boys and
girls will be played between Gallaudet University and the Washington
Nationals Youth Baseball Academy June 13-16.

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deaf Wimbledon tennis champion

Charlotte Cooper Sterry won the women’s Wimbledon championship
in 1908 at the age of 37. She lived in Great Britain.

She was deaf.

Was she involved with the Deaf Community and used Sign Language.

Doubtful.

She became completely deaf at the age of 26, already a mother of
two children.

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random deafsports thoughts

Do we put Charlotte Cooper Sterry on the list of all-time
great deaf athletes? Story is above.

She was not born deaf. She became deaf at age of 26.

She developed her tennis skills while growing up as a
hearing person. After becoming deaf, she continued
to play tennis.

DeafDigest Sports would not count her as one of these
all-time great deaf athletes for that reason (her late
deafness).

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8-man football story

part-time 8-man team?

Arkansas SD is mentioned in the story below

Five Full-Time, Two Part-Time Schools To Play 8-Man Football in 2018
RISON – Woodlawn High School is among five “full time” schools and
two “part-time” schools that will be playing eight-man football for
the 2018 season, Steve Roberts, associate executive director of the
Arkansas Activities Association (AAA), said Monday.

Schools had to declare their intentions to play eight-man football by July
1. Woodlawn, Augusta, Decatur, Hermitage and Little Rock Episcopal will be
the five school playing on a full-time basis.

In addition, Roberts said Arkansas Christian Academy in Bryant and
Arkansas School for the Deaf in Little Rock will be “part time”
participants. He explained that both are already committed to playing in
other eight-man leagues, but will still compete with the other schools on
a limited basis this season.

Roberts said Arkansas Christian is in an Oklahoma-based league while the
School for the Deaf is in a deaf school league. He said both schools have
expressed an interest in joining the eight-man league full-time in the
future.

Eight-man football is being played as a “club sport” for the upcoming
two-year athletic cycle, which means there will be no playoffs.

For eight-man football to become an official football classification,
Roberts said member schools of the AAA would have to vote on adding it to
the existing six football classifications (Class 2A through Class 7A).
That decision could possibly be made at the conclusion of this current
two-year cycle, which includes the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 school years.

 

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Jul
12

2018/07/12

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DeafDigest Sports – July 12, 2018

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

— attention: for interested football coaches

— random deafsports thoughts

— these Dummy Hoy movies

— deaf soccer tweet

— first deaf major league player

— write up on U-21 basketball player

— deaf school football team vs big university football team

— coach thrown out of the game and out of the Field House

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Gallaudet’s first deaf pro basketball player
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/making-a-tackle-from-the-ground/

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for interested football coaches

Gallaudet University (D-III – Washington, DC):* Gallaudet University
has an opening for a Part-Time Defensive Line Coach. 

This position is strictly Part-Time and includes a stipend for the season.

American Sign Language skills are highly desirable or a willingness to
learn within a reasonable time.

Interested candidates should send an email with a cover letter &
resume to stephon.healey@gallaudet.edu

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U-21 updates

one coach was thrown out of the game and out of the Field House;
it was a game between two rival European teams where action
got too intense

the talk of the tournament revolved around Kazuma Tsuya, the Japanese
player in the U-21 tournament. He also was a member of the hearing
Japanese national U-21 team which played in the 2017 FIBA U19 BASKETBALL
WORLD CUP. Coaches and fans said he certainly was the best player
in this deaf U-21 tournament.

1pm ET / 13:00 – AUS vs. GRE (M – 9th/10th Place)
3pm ET / 15:00 – USA vs. ITA (W – Semifinals)
3pm ET / 15:00 – JPN vs. TUR (W – Semifinals

5pm ET / 17:00 – USA vs. CAN (M – Quarterfinals) 
5pm ET / 17:00 – LTU vs. JPN (M – Quarterfinals)
7pm ET / 19:00 – UKR vs. ESP (M – Quarterfinals)
7pm ET / 19:00 – ISR vs. POL (M – Quarterfinals)

LTU 48:81 JPN (Women)
ITA  59:63 TUR (Women)
GRE 49:92 JPN (Men)
CAN 30:89 ESP (Men)
USA 113:39 LTU (Men)
AUS 34:58 UKR (Men)

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how many Hoy movies so far?

from a Kentucky newspaper

“Never Forgive” will be the first movie filmed locally (Kentucky) with
the commission’s involvement since March, when a few scenes for “The
Silent Natural,” a biopic about early deaf Major League Baseball player
William “Dummy” Hoy, were filmed at the Historic RailPark and Train
Museum.

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deaf soccer tweet

Idaho’s Braden Anderson scoring both goals against Revolution in the
ussoccer National Deaf Team camp for the 2-0 win!

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Ed Dundon

from a web posting

On this Day: Ed Dundon was born

Ed “Dummy” Dundon was the first deaf player to play baseball
professionally. He was born on this day (July 10) in 1859. After attending
the Ohio State School for the Deaf, Dundon went on to play several years
of professional baseball. He had two seasons with the Columbus Buckeyes
before retiring and becoming an umpire. During his hitch with the Buckeyes
in 1883 and 1884, Dundon had a record of 9-20 and a 4.25 ERA.

note:
Columbus Buckeyes, at that time, was a team in the
major leagues.

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Tennessee Deaf football

mentioned briefly in a newspaper story

There have been Vols games against the likes of Williamsburg Institute,
Tennessee School for the Deaf and Camp Benning. As far back as 1923 the
Vols journeyed north to face Army and in 1931 to take on New York
University.

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U-21 USA player

newspaper story

INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATION

The Warrior basketball program has been nationally-relevant for awhile due
to its success on the court but redshirt sophomore Jason Boateng is taking
the Indiana Tech name to an international level.

The 6-foot-8 forward is representing the United States in the 2018 World
Deaf Basketball Championships in Washington, D.C. through Saturday.

“Representing your country in anything that you do is of the highest
regard,” Albert said. “Jason is such a good kid and has such a great
heart. It is definitely a blessing to our program.”

Boateng has helped the United States to a pair of routs over Israel and
Australia and had a double-double in the latter victory.

“He is one of those kids that is a gentle giant,” Albert said. “He
cares about everybody else. You love to see Jason smile. He has an
infectious smile. We are blessed to have him in our family

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random deafsports thoughts

Past Gallaudet football teams played at Garlic Field, located
near the current football field on the campus.

Why Garlic? No one really knows; growing garlic was probably
one of the few agricultural courses Gallaudet offered way
back years ago.

No more Garlic Field. The football field was officially named
Hotchkiss Field in 1924.
 

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DeafDigest Sports – July 11, 2018

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

— attention: for interested football coaches

— random deafsports thoughts

— finally, these U-21 tweets are coming in

— picture of deaf pro player at U-21

— U-21 comment from a fan

— deaf national bowling teams

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Detroit Tigers vs Tennessee School for the Deaf
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/pro-player-at-u21/

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for interested football coaches

Gallaudet University (D-III – Washington, DC):* Gallaudet University
has an opening for a Part-Time Defensive Line Coach. 

This position is strictly Part-Time and includes a stipend for the season.

American Sign Language skills are highly desirable or a willingness to
learn within a reasonable time.

Interested candidates should send an email with a cover letter &
resume to stephon.healey@gallaudet.edu

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U-21 comment from a fan

USA games a bit one-sided

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Finally!

finally seeing these U-21 scores via tweets after several
days of waiting, waiting and waiting.

Thanks to these tweeters!

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U-21 basketball tweet

men’s:
Rogers Printup scored a game-high 20 points and led five players into
double-figure scoring as undefeated USA win 93-48 over Ukraine on Tuesday
night.

Achieving goals on & off the court!

 

#DeafBasketball #Australia team –
the #Dingoes, played @USADeafBB in the #WorldDeafChampionships last night.
Despite the loss (95 – 28) the team had great spirits & achieved a no. of
goals they’d set on the night. 

women’s:
The overall contributions of the 5’9” G/F Hannah Nield was one of big
reasons why the undefeated USA women rolled to a 74-30 win over Turkey on
Tuesday night.

note:
Nield plays for Gallaudet and is a rising senior. She played two seasons
with Merrimack College and was a starter with this NCAA-II team. She
transferred to Gallaudet this past season and immediately turned the
team around. To say she was a steal is an understatement!

A strong first half burst keys to USA women basketball to dominant 71-50
victory over Japan tonight.

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U-21 scores

ESP 75:64 POL (Men)
LTU 87:33 ISR (Men)
TUR 30:74 USA (Women)
JPN 63:56 ITA (Women)
UKR 48:93 USA (Men)
JPN 102:44 CAN (Men)

CAN 64:59 GRE (Men)
POL 88:60 JPN (Men)
USA 95:28 AUS (Men)
ISR 39:50 UKR (Men)
USA 71:50 JPN (Women)
ITA 47:44 LTU (Women)

streaming????
The Organizing Committee (OC) informs about the issue of live streaming. @
Gallaudet University

note:
don’t know what is this all about? This tweet did not go into detail

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random deafsports thoughts

Some years back, there was a USA national deaf
baseball team. Not any more these days.

Anyway the Americans toured Japan, playing against
deaf Japanese teams.

What the Americans did not know was that the deaf of
Japan play baseball with hard rubber, not like these
real baseballs.

The shocked Americans, since no one in Japan told
them about the different ball, lost the first game.
They were just not used to that type of ball.

Getting quickly adjusted to this ball, the Americans
won the rest of their games in Japan.

Upon coming home, the Americans would not tell anyone
about the different ball. It was a pact of silence.

DeafDigest Sports editor heard a rumor about it and
repeatedly asked some of these players. They would
not say anything about it.

It was not until 2-3 years later when one of the
American ball players sat at the same dining table
with the DeafDigest Sports editor during the wedding
of a mutual friend,  and spilled the full details of
that mystery ball!

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deaf bowling competition between nations

Deaf Rutherglen bowlers form friendship through sport and claim second
successive international trophy for Scotland

Two deaf Rutherglen bowlers who formed a friendship through the sport have
spoken of their delight at claiming a second successive international
trophy for Scotland.

Martin Robertson, 40, and Jack Connolly, 24, played their part in the
country’s dramatic triumph in the Fifth Home Nations Deaf Bowls
tournament earlier this month.

The Burnside Bowling Club members helped the Scots to defeat England and
Wales before losing their final match – despite a valiant fightback –
against hosts Northern Ireland.

But they managed to top their group by one point. Martin said: “It was
so surreal winning the Home Nations title for a second time after winning
it on my Scotland debut last year in Reading.

“It was an amazing feeling, beating the English in their back garden
last year.

“While losing to Northern Ireland, we were 16-4 down at one point but we
fought and fought even though it was a bit too late.

“But we were top of the table so we claim the right to be called
champions.”

Both attended football competitions for those with difficulty hearing but
did not become acquainted until Martin started playing bowls a few years
ago with Kirkhill BC.

And although they are both part of the same hearing club now, the pair
enjoy facing each other while playing for their respective deaf bowling
teams.

Martin explained: “I bumped into Jack in deaf bowls competitions and
played against him when I was playing for Kirkhill.

“We started becoming friends and I decided to move to Burnside.

“We play for the same hearing club but when it comes to deaf
competitions, we play for
different teams. Jack plays for Glasgow Deaf BC and I play for West
Lothian Deaf BC, so there’s a bit of rivalry there.”

READ MORE
Cambuslang bowler caps glorious month by representing Scotland and
retaining domestic honour
In his first season Martin bagged a fours trophy at the cluby and is
having a good run in competitions this season.

Jack meanwhile joined Burnside when he was 12 and has reached the Bowls
Scotland finals at Northfield four times as a junior.

The pals both praised the club for giving deaf bowlers opportunities in
the sport.

Martin said: “I don’t think there a huge restriction in bowls [for
deaf players] apart from trying to communicate with hearing bowlers.

“Some of the guys in Burnside are great with me and they even gave me
opportunities to play in positions that I would require to communicate.

“I have seen deaf bowlers around Scotland not given opportunities that I
was given from Burnside which I am so grateful for.”

Martin and Jack are now eyeing up a third victory at the Home Nations next
year in St Andrews and are looking forward to the World Deaf Bowls
Championships in New Zealand in January.

 

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

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

— attention: for interested football coaches

— random deafsports thoughts

— college deaf football player

— elite deaf basketball player

— brief U-21 basketball tweet

— volleyball tweet

— funny story about ticket sellers

Deaf Sports Collections update
— 10 stolen Deaflympics gold medals
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-woman-pro-player-australia/

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for interested football coaches

Gallaudet University (D-III – Washington, DC):* Gallaudet University
has an opening for a Part-Time Defensive Line Coach. 

This position is strictly Part-Time and includes a stipend for the season.

American Sign Language skills are highly desirable or a willingness to
learn within a reasonable time.

Interested candidates should send an email with a cover letter &
resume to stephon.healey@gallaudet.edu

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brief U-21 basketball tweet

Both the Men and Women of #TeamUSA @USADeafBB are off to a
strong start at the U21 World Deaf Basketball Championships
hosted by @GallaudetU

men’s score?

women’s score?

unfortunately this tweet did not include the scores and
the USA’s opponents

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college deaf football player

Jaden Barr

sophomore

football

Truman State University (Missouri – NCAA-II)

his profile:
2016 (Redshirt Freshman): GLVC Freshman of the Year and second team
All-GLVC honoree…started last 10 games and went 8-2 with wins in his
first five games…was responsible for 27 touchdowns (17 passing, 10
rushing), fifth most in a Truman single season…was fifth in the GLVC in
passing (173.2/g) and fourth in total offense (204.4/g)…completed nearly
60% of his passes with most attempts being 35 against Malone with five
touchdown passes (Sept. 10)…season-high 270 yards passing in victory
over William Jewell (Oct. 22)…most rushing yards was 78 on 19 attempts
against Indianapolis (Oct. 1)…had the 15th most total offensive yards
(2,244) yards in a Truman season…a member of the GLVC All-Academic team.

2015 (Freshman): Redshirt season)

2017 season:
as the team’s #1 quarterback, passed for 1542 yards (140 of 237 with
9 intereceptions) and 11 touchdowns; rushed 598 yardsin 125 carries

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random deafsports thoughts

Jaden Barr (above) is a deaf quarterback, but more likely
functions as a hearing person.  There was no mention of
his deafness nor of his hearing loss on his profile page.

Ashamed of his hearing loss? Just wondering!

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elite deaf basketball player

Demi Skinner

women’s basketball

Noarlunga City team in Australia State League

she previously played on Australia U-20 national
team and played a season of junior college basketball
in USA before moving back home

very difficult to get her stats on any of these
Australian basketball web sites

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volleyball tweet

I could not participate with the deaf men’s volleyball national
team just because im “a little hearing” even though that i grew up in
a deaf community, and yet these people with no deaf culture growing up and
couldn’t sign gets to play.

note:
Deaflympics rule is that participants must have a 55 dB or higher
in the better ear. Whoever wrote that tweet does not know that rule.

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funny story about ticket sellers

http://deafdigest.com/deaf-ticket-sellers-at-soccer-stadium/
 

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DeafDigest Sports – July 7-9, 2018

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

— no DeafDigest Sports editions, July 7th & 8th

— random deafsports thoughts

— short NDBO write up

— college deaf cross country runner

— elite deaf professional basketball player

— 15-year old deaf swimmer

— Deaf Youth Games

— wrong football tweet

— tweet of one U-21 game

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf-owned minor league baseball team
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-floridian-dribbling-past-deaf-new-yorker/

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no DeafDigest Sports editions, July 7th & 8th

DeafDigest Sports editor was on a 2-week vacation;
the goal was to distribute DeafDigest Sports each
day during the vacation. It was not possible
on July 7th and 8th due to hectic travel plans.

DeafDigest Sports editor is home now and
distribution resumes on a regular basis.

Happy DeafSports reading during the slow
summer months when schools and colleges
are closed for the summer and deafsports
news hard to find!

Thank you for bearing with DeafDigest Sports
editor

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U-21 score

USA won 103-24 over Israel

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random deafsports thoughts

just wish the U-21 committee would post results that is easy
to copy and paste on DeafDigest Sports editions. The
copying is impossible because of the way these scores
are formatted on these tweets! Keying in the score
by score results is time consuming, and DeafDigest
Sports has a daily noon deadline to distribute daily
editions

Some tweets can be copied and pasted; some can’t

in fact, the only tweet was this:
@INTechWarriors Indiana Tech forward Jason Boateng put in a solid 13
minutes of work vs. Israel at the 2018 U21 World Deaf Basketball
Championships on Saturday. Boateng is on the United States’ squad, which
is competing in the Washington, D.C. tournament through July 14.

USA won 103-24 over Israel

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college deaf cross country runner

Olivia Thompson

sophomore

University of Texas (NCAA-I)

women’s cross country

her profile:
2017-18
Indoor:
— Finished 5th at the Texas A&M Quadrangular in the 3000m
— Competed in the 3000m at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic
–  Ran the 3000m with a personal best time of 9:40.78 at the Husky
Classic
— Competed at the Big 12 Indoor Championships in the 3000m
Cross Country
— Competed in 5 meets
— Recorded a time of 14:49.6 and a 6th place overall finish at the Texas
A&M Aggie Opener

2016-17
Outdoor:
— Won the 3000m event at the Texas Invitational with a time of 10:08.96
— Crossed 12th in her section of 1500m at Texas Relays
— Finished 8th in 3000m at Longhorn Invitational
Indoor
— Made career debut at Texas A&M Team Invitational finishing 13th in
800m
— Ran mile at Rod McCravy Memorial and New Mexico Classic
Cross Country
— Raced in 2 of 6 meets for the Longhorns
— Claimed 13th place with a time of 11:52.40 in career debut at the
Texas Invitational

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elite deaf professional basketball player

Emma Meesseman, Washington Mystics & UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia)

Sat out this season with Washington Mystics but will return
in 2019, that is if she keeps her promise

With UMMC Ekaterinburg, Meesseman won the Russian National League
championship both in 2017 and 2018. In April 2018, Meesseman and UMMC
Ekaterinburg won the 2017–18 EuroLeague, Europe’s premium basketball
competition for women. Meesseman, averaging 19 points in the Final Four
tournament, was elected Final Four MVP.

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Deaf basketball brings national event to Coral Springs

The Coral Springs Gymnasium recently served as the host site for the recent
National Deaf Basketball Organization (NDBO) tournament.

It marked the first time that the 36-team event, which included two squads
from Puerto Rico, took place in northwest Broward County.

In the 10th annual attraction, each team played a minimum of three games
within brackets for seeding, and then the top two teams squared off for
the title.

Along with Florida and Puerto Rico, there were teams from Georgia, New
York, North Carolina, Texas, Missouri, Michigan and Washington, D.C. There
were a total of 61 games contested, including two All-Star showcases.

The Lady Liberty (New York) rallied from a 36-33 halftime deficit to pull
out a 52-48 win over the Southeast Divastars (Florida) in the Women’s
Division.

note:
this newspaper story seems incomplete

NDBO? USADB? Both are separate deaf basketball organizations
both having nothing to do with each other

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15-year old deaf swimmer

part of newspaper story

A 15-year-old St Albans swimmer is set to represent Great Britain at the
European Deaf Championships.

Lucy Jordan-Caws, a pupil at St Albans Girls’ School who has been deaf
since birth, has been called up to represent Britain at the championships
in Lublin, Poland.

After moving to St Albans at the age of three, Lucy started swimming
lessons at Wesminster Lodge and at the age of seven moved to the Verulam
Amateur Swimming Club and moved up the ranks under the guidance of coach
Zofia Kozien.

Lucy, who is in Year 10, also attends early morning swimming classes at
Hatfield Swimming Club, waking up at 4.30am three times a week to train
for two hours before school. She travels around the county to attend deaf
swimming events and training camps, and came second at the ‘100
Butterfly’ at the Great Britain Deaf Swimming Nationals, missing out on
the gold by 0.3 seconds. She also holds the GB deaf swimming records for
age 15 in three different lengths.

Following the European championships, Lucy is hoping to resume her
training schedule to qualify for the World Deaf Swimming Championships in
Brazil in August 2019.

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Deaf Youth Games

part of newspaper story

World Deaf Youth games will take part in 2019 in Armenia. First time
it is taking place.

note:
this is all DeafDigest Sports knows about it, in fact it is the
first he has heard about it.

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wrong football tweet

Fun fact:
football huddles were invented by the deaf community so hearing
people couldn’t see their signs during timeouts

note:
deaf community did not invent the huddle. It was Paul Hubbard, a
deaf Gallaudet football player that invented it in 1894
 

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