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Jun
18

2018/06/18

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DeafDigest Sports – June 18, 2018

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— deaf wrestlers from Iran, 2nd story

— a deaf woman in Women’s Premier Soccer League

— college deaf soccer player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— national high school javelin champion was deaf
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.net/iranian-national-deaf-wrestling-team/

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2018 football schedule – updated

three schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

one new game (a first time between both deaf schools) have
been added to the list

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope three remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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Iran crowned champion at World Deaf Freestyle Wrestling C’ships

TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) – Gaining 5 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals and
a total point of 193, Iran was crowned champion at the 5th World Deaf
Senior Freestyle Wrestling Championships held in Vladimir, Russia.

Mohammad Siavoshi (57kg), Hossein Nouri (70kg), Hossein Darikvand (74kg),
Mohsen Manouchehri (86kg) and Mohammad-Rasoul Qamarpour (92kg) each
snatched a gold medal at the competitions while Keivan Rostamabadi (61kg)
won the only silver medal for Iran.

Also, Saied Younesi (79kg) and Akbar Saberi (97kg) were the Bronze-winners
of the Iranian squad.

Turkey also gained 193 points but thanks to Iran’s 5 gold medals
compared to Turkey’s 4 gold, Iran ranked first and Turkey stood second.
The host Russia finished third with 180 points.

The tournament started in both Greco-Roman and Freestyle on June 11 and
will end on June 19. The competitions are in both junior and senior
levels.

On June 15, Iranian deaf Greco Roman wrestlers took the third place in the
competitions by winning four silver and three bronze medals.

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Emily Cressy

pro women’s soccer

SoCAL.FC team in the Coastal Division of the Women’s Premier Soccer League

her team has played 5 games; going 2-1-2

on Emily’s tweet she said she scored a goal in her team’s game over
this past weekend

not sure if she is the only deaf player in the league.

That league has many, many teams split into 18 divisions, too
sprawling and too spread out to be able to keep up with the
players

she played college soccer for University of Kansas; she is a
resident of California.

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college deaf soccer player

Sean Stoeppel

rising sophomore

men’s soccer

Endicott College (MA- NCAA-III)

2017 season:
only played five gams, starting once

attempted only two shots, one on goal

do not know why he only played five games
if he was good enough to start one game

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randon deafsports thoughts

A recruited mainstreamed athlete said:

I fell in love with my college the first time I drove through campus.  I
chose that college because of its great reputation, outstanding Athletic
program, and high caliber teams.  I was excited about my new Coach’s
vision for the team and am looking forward to joining the college
athletic Family.

result:
he sat on the bench all season, playing very little
 

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Jun
17

2018/06/17

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DeafDigest Sports – June 17, 2018

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— deaf wrestlers from Iran

— a cellphone

— rising sophomore in college soccer

— signing a contract with Miami Marlins

— British soccer tweet

Deaf Sports Collections update
— playing baseball on a softball field
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-wrestlers-on-mat/

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2018 football schedule – updated

three schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

one new game (a first time between both deaf schools) have
been added to the list

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope three remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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Iran wrestlers

short press release

6 Iranians await gold at Deaf Freestyle Wrestling C’ships

TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) – Six Iranian wrestlers have won the ticket to the
final matches of the 5th World Deaf Senior Freestyle Wrestling
Championships held in Vladimir, Russia.

Mohammad Siavoshi (57kg), Keivan Rostamabadi (61kg), Hossein Nouri (70kg),
Hossein Darikvand (74kg), Mohsen Manouchehri (86kg) and Mohammad-Rasoul
Qamarpour (92kg) have reached the final and will compete for the gold
medal in the coming hours.

This is while Saied Younesi (79kg) and Akbar Saberi (97kg) will contest
for bronze medal.

The competition have started in both Greco-Roman and Freestyle from June
11 and will end on June 19.

Earlier, Iranian deaf Greco Roman wrestlers took the third place in the
competitions by winning four silver and three bronze medals, IRNA reported
on June 15

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random deafsports thoughts

is deaf wrestling a dead sport in USA?

Hope not. USA is not participating in the World Deaf
Wrestling championships.

Few deaf schools field wrestling teams. The number was
higher years ago.

Wrestling was a major Gallaudet sport during the Golden
Era fifties. Not a sport any more at Gallaudet.

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A CELLPHONE AT A DEAF BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
   We, the deaf use text pagers; hearing people use
voice cell phones.
   At one deaf schools basketball tournament, one of the
players from a residential school for the deaf was using
his cell phone. He was not using it to send text messages;
he was using it to communicate by voice.
   People at the tournament were surprised. That player
was hard of hearing and was able to hear the voice on
the cell phone.
   Guess not every cell phone user is a hearing
person!

http://deafdigest.com/videos/cell-phone-surprise/

note:

This story was a past DeafDigest edition, for your
fun reading in today’s DeafDigest Sports. The cellphone
user was a member of the New York 47 School for the Deaf
basketball team. A coach at New York State School for
the Deaf (Rome) saw it and was shocked and told DeafDigest
Sports editor about it. Obviously the cellphone user
was hard of hearing.

The 47 School played in ESDAA for several years before
dropping out.

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rising sophomore in college soccer

Eddie Perry

men’s soccer

DePaul University (IL – NCAA-I)

his profile was this:
2017 (Freshman): Did not compete on the field.

big question:
will he finally make his collegiate debut or will he continue
to sit on the bench?

DePaul announced eight new freshmen recruits.

Is this bad news for him?

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signing a contract with Miami Marlins

Cason Sherrod (7th round) was announced as one of the
16 Marlins draftees to sign a contract.

Signed players already are reporting to Jupiter,
Fla., to begin their professional careers.

we will see where the Marlins will place him.
High school draftees tend to play in a rookie
league

College draftees tend to play with a short-season
team.

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British soccer tweet

England Deaf Men’s Football Team successfully qualified to European
Championship 2019 in Crete after Turkey defeated Czech Republic with the
result of 1-0 yesterday!

England Deaf Men’s clinched a victory against Czech Republic with the result of 4-1!

 

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Jun
16

2018/06/16

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DeafDigest Sports – June 16, 2018

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— major league baseball draft; Gallaudet’s opponent

— college woman soccer player

— elite men’s fastpitch softball player

— catcher really deaf or not deaf

— summertime reading

— Canada women’s deaf volleyball team

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf coach in college water polo
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/ohio-baseball-team/

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2018 football schedule – updated

three schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

one new game (a first time between both deaf schools) have
been added to the list

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope three remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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Major League baseball draft

Washington Nationals drafted pitcher Colin Morse in the
26th round. He was a pitcher with Shenandoah University
baseball team.

Shenandoah is one of the nation’s best NCAA-III baseball
teams.

Gallaudet played against Shenandoah in recent seasons
(2018, 2017, 2016).

Did Colin Morse pitch against Gallaudet.

No.

Either it means he was not in turn, as part of the
rotation, to pitch against Gallaudet or the
coach decided not to use him against Gallaudet.

It means one thing – that NCAA-III, where Gallaudet
plays in, is where baseball scouts look very hard
for good players that could possibly, some day,
play in the majors!

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Gracie Fitzgerald

rising sophomore

Centre College (Kentucky, NCAA-III)

women’s soccer

her profile:
AWARDS & HONORS

– 2017 All-SAA Honorable Mention

– SAA Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 25, 2017)

2017
Starting defender as a freshman, playing in all 21 matches … Scored
first collegiate goal against Wilmington (Sept. 17) … Contributed one
assist at Berry (Sept. 30) … Member of a defense that led the conference
and ranked 28th nationally in goals-against average.

2017 stats:

started 20 of 21 games that she played

scored 2 goals and assisted on one goal

attempted 7 shots with 3 on goal

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elite men’s fastpitch softball team

Maclaine Lowe, who is deaf, is listed as one of the
elite men’s softball players in Australia.

He is on the list of elite softball players
from Southern Australia

right now it is off season for him since weather in
Australia is opposite of ours – it is almost summer
right here in USA while it is cold weather right now
in Australia.

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catcher really deaf or not deaf

there was a story in a small town newspaper
about John Keene, a freshman catcher with the
Old Dominion (VA) University baseball team.

It says:
As a young child, John battled hearing loss until the age of five

“I’m not completely sure how my life was while I was deaf,” John
said. “I remember having a lot surgeries and the process of trying to
get my hearing back, but I don’t really remember what it was like to be
deaf. The process included countless surgeries and at times I would sit in
a room with headphones and try to listen for beeping or high-pitched
noises.”

note:
his explanation is vague. Was he referring to the CI as the operation,
or something else that made him hearing?

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summertime reading

there is a book:
Dad, Jackie, and Me

it is about a hearing son, deaf father and Jackie Robinson
during the 1947 baseball season with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

The book is described as follows:
Dad, Jackie, and Me is a story about a boy and his dad, who is deaf.
It’s not a story about deafness. It’s a story that simply accepts
deafness and includes a deaf character in an ordinary story about a dad
and a boy doing an ordinary thing: sharing their love for a favorite
baseball player

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Canada deaf women’s volleyball team

part of newspaper story

Local Resident Competes In France With Canada’s Deaf Volleyball Team

Paige McDonald, a resident from Roseisle, competed with Team Canada’s Deaf
Women’s Volleyball Team in Montepellier, France last month. It was the
80th Celebration of the Deaf Sports International Competition.

McDonald was the only Manitoban on the team with teammates from across
Canada, including B.C. and Nova Scotia.

The team went undefeated, playing four, best of two games before claiming
victory in the gold medal game

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random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports knew, for weeks about Canadian women’s
participation in the deaf volleyball tournament in France.

There were quite a few stories about Canada being in that
tournament – but not a single word on who the other deaf
teams were and the tournament scores, nor until just now,
the name of the tournament.

When newspaper stories lack specific details, then it can
be frustrating!
 

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Jun
15

2018/06/15

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DeafDigest Sports – June 15, 2018

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

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement
(last day is today)

— random deafsports thoughts

— bad for deaf color-blind soccer fans

— a deaf rodeo steer wrestler

— deaf member of college women’s rowing team

— bending the rules in British deaf soccer

Deaf Sports Collections update
— 3 magical seasons for these deaf wrestlers
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-girl-against-women-in-rough-sport/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

Last day is today to apply

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

This is the last day of this posting

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2018 football schedule – updated

three schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

one new game (a first time between both deaf schools) have
been added to the list

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope three remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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watching World Cup Russia vs Saudi Arabia, nightmare
for deaf color-blind fans

There have been complaints that color-blind fans,
both deaf and hearing, could not follow the
action in the Russia vs Saudi Arabia World
Cup soccer match.

The Russian team wore red jerseys; the Saudia Arabian
team wore green jerseys. It was impossible for
these color-blind fans to follow which team
had the ball. Hopefully these deaf fans could
watch the sign language videos to follow the
game action!

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deaf steer wrestler in rodeo

Clint Thomas is still competing professionally
in rodeo. He comes from Georgia which is not
exactly a hotbed of rodeo.

According to the latest rodeo event at
Blythewood, South Carolina earlier this
month in steer wrestling:

Steer Wrestling: Justin Thigpen 4.7 $486.45;
Clint Thomas 4.8 $341.55; Cord Spradley 4.9
$207.00

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deaf member of college women’s rowing team

Kelin McCloskey

junior

Washington College (Maryland – NCAA-III)

women’s rowing team

her profile:
2016-17: Stroked the second varsity eight, which competed at NCAA Division
III Championships and won at MARC Championships.

2015-16: Was in the seven seat of the Shorewomen’s second varsity eight
which won at the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference Championships and competed
at the NCAA Division III Championships.

this season:
2017-18: Was in the four seat of the MARC Championship-winning first
varsity eight, which also competed at NCAA Division III Championship and
Dad Vail and won at Kerr Cup.

note:
judging by her performances, she was promoted from second varsity
to first varsity for this season. Obviously she is a valued
member, ready to compete in the 2018-19 season, her final season.

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bending the rules in British deaf soccer

it is a rule everywhere that participants in Deaflympics,
World Championships and international contests that they
cannot wear hearing aids or CI’s.

In Great Britain, the deaf can wear hearing aids or
CI’s during Disability Cup competitions!

Not sure exactly what is this supposed to mean – Disability
Cup – too broad a definition.

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random deafsports thoughts

Thinking about Clint Thomas, a long time rodeo
pro from Georgia, who is deaf and a graduate
of Georgia School for the Deaf, was there
such a thing as national Deaf Rodeo competition?

There was – at one time – consisting of deaf
rodeo contestants from southwestern states.

It was just one time only, much to the disappointent
of these deaf participants.

Reason?

Insurance is costly and no one could afford it.

Injuries in rodeo, especially for these amateur
participants, is too common.
 

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Jun
14

2018/06/14

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DeafDigest Sports – June 14, 2018

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

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement
(last day is tomorrow)

— random deafsports thoughts

— world class cyclist

— baseball at Georgia School for the Deaf

— college deaf basketball player

— Derrick Coleman update

— baseball sign language with deaf and hearing fans

Deaf Sports Collections update
— high school long jumper, #1 in the nation
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/young-champion-cyclist/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

Last day to apply is tomorrow

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

This posting will continue through tomorrow

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2018 football schedule – updated

three schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

one new game (a first time between both deaf schools) have
been added to the list

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope three remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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baseball at Georgia School for the Deaf

Did Georgia School for the Deaf have a baseball
team?

DeafDigest Sports editor is not aware of Georgia’s
baseball history, if any. Possibly, if baseball
was played it must have been way back in the 1930′s
or even 1940′s.

Anyway here is a newspaper story, written by a hearing person:

Because Father’s Day is Sunday, I’d like to share some stories about
my daddy, like the time he coached a baseball game at the Georgia School
for the Deaf.

Daddy coached the baseball team at Celanese. One afternoon they had a game
at the Georgia School for the Deaf in Cave Spring. The deaf baseball
players were not playing by the rules. Daddy correctly assumed that the
boys could read lips.

He went over to the pitcher, stood right in front of him and calmly said,
“And you have to play by the rules just like our team does.”

“And,” he continued, “you cannot disobey the rules just because
you are deaf. Okay?” The game continued with everyone abiding
by the rules.

note:
that story is probably an exaggeration because not every deaf person is an
expert lipreader.

And also, baseball (and softball) are played with strict rules -
3 outs, 4 balls is a walk; 3 strikes is an out. If rules are broken,
there are umpires that are the law on the field!

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elite deaf cyclist

Elis Topchaniuk, from Ukraine, is a world-level women’s cyclist.

She won two first places in the fourth European Championship Mountainbike
in Belgium

She  had been ranked tops in both the cross-country eliminator (XCE) race,
a challenge in which four racers compete in head-to-head elimination, and
the cross-country race section.

She had hoped to take home another first in the marathon section, and was
leading the pack of cyclists at the start of the race. But a bicyclist
from behind bumped into Topchaniuk, she said, causing her to fall and her
bike chain to come off. By the time she was back on her bike, she was only
able to take third.

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college deaf basketball player with Deaflympics

part of newspaper story

Matt Edwards is partially deaf in both ears. However, he was able to play
basketball at Forsyth Country Day before graduating in June and parlayed
that into a scholarship at Catawba.

But Edwards was just given a chance to play basketball for the United
States national deaf team next summer in the Deaflympics. The Deaflympics
will be comprised of 12 teams from around the world and are scheduled for
Samsun, Turkey, July 18-30 of next year. However, because of the unrest in
Turkey, it might be moved to Russia or some other country.

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random deafsports thoughts

something of fun baseball stats, regarding major league
home runs.

Not too many deaf baseball players had long major league
careers but two of them did – Dummy Hoy and Curtis Pride.

Hoy hit 40 career homers in 1,797 major league games

Pride hit 20 career homers in 421 major league games

Hoy played in a dead ball era; how many of his homers
were over the fences and how many were inside the park?

Pride played in the modern era; DeafDigest Sports
assumes all of his homers were over the fences.

Dick Sipek hit one homer but it was during a
pre-season game as he hit no homers in 82 games
(just one season)

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Derrick Coleman update

Cardinals’ Derrick Coleman embraces role with new team

(a posting)

As the first legally-deaf NFL offensive player, Coleman has cut out a nice
career as a fullback and in special teams for the Seattle Seahawks and
Atlanta Falcons.

The Cardinals are re-introducing the fullback position to their offense
under first-year head coach Steve Wilks and offensive coordinator Mike
McCoy.

Coleman won a Super Bowl during his time with the Seahawks, and has had
success in special teams and in run-blocking.

The Cardinals expect him to fill in these roles.

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baseball sign language with deaf and hearing fans

from a tweet:
There’s a friend who is deaf. I don’t know sign language but that hasn’t
stopped us from talking about the Astros. Through a series of baseball
related hand gestures and arm moments we have developed a way to have
conversations about the previous nights game.

note:
this hearing friend is correct. All hearing baseball fans understand
baseball gestures, especially signs for these trick baseball
pitches – curve, slider, sinker, cutter, fast pitch, change ups, etc.

 
 

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Jun
13

2018/06/13

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DeafDigest Sports – June 13, 2018

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

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement
(last day is June 15th)

— random deafsports thoughts

— sports critic/columnist

— Harlem Globetrotters’ Coda player

— World Cup Soccer and the Deaf Fan

Deaf Sports Collections update
— first AAAD basketball star to enroll at Gallaudet
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/somewhat-deaf-football-player/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

Last day to apply is June 15th

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

This posting will continue through June 15th

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2018 football schedule – updated

three schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

one new game (a first time between both deaf schools) have
been added to the list

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope three remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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sports critic/columnist

The Australian national soccer team (hearing)
is being followed by Tim Palmer. He is outspoken,
has his own column on the web site, always telling
fans what is good and what is bad with the
national soccer team.

Tim Palmer is deaf.

We do not have such deaf commentators on any of
our ESPN and TV sports talk-shows in USA.

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Harlem Globetrotters’ Coda player

Chris “Animal” Hyche plays for the Harlem
Globetrotters, the world’s most famous clown/
entertainment basketball team.

He is a Coda and knows sign language.

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World Cup Soccer and the Deaf Fan

World Cup is coming up real soon. Unfortunately
USA is not in it.

per FIFA announcements:
FIFA will be creating and promoting 64 match report videos in
International Sign Language. Essentially, these will be game highlights
and can be found on FIFA.com. These videos will be available online about
three hours after each game. This service is not to promote FIFA sponsors
but to give the deaf and hard of hearing community the opportunity to
receive the same information as hearing people.

In the United States, FOX Sports will be the main provider for watching
games on TV or online at FOXSportsGO.com. Fox Sports offers closed
captioning through both platforms, so deaf and hard of hearing people can
enjoy the games.

note:
International Sign Language is not ASL.

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random deafsports thoughts

Many deaf athletes dream of making it big -
in the pros, regardless of the sport?

Many long-time hearing coaches hang pictures
of their team rosters and their past athletes
on the walls in their homes or in their offices.

If you ask these long-time coaches a question:

How many of them in the pictures have made it
in the pros?

Most of the responses would either be:

Never

or

Just a very few of them

A past Gallaudet football coach tried so hard
to recruit a deaf high school running back playing
at a big high school. Visiting the player’s high
school and chatting with the player and his
coach, the Gallaudet coach asked the high school
coach:

How many of your players in the past made it in
the NFL?

The coach’s response was:

Never.

The high school player would not listen and
turned down Gallaudet’s recruting efforts and
enrolled at a NCAA-I big time football program.

He sat on the bench throughout his collegiate
career.

 

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Jun
12

2018/06/12

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DeafDigest Sports – June 12, 2018

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

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— coach and businessman

— deaf boxer becoming a pro

— India prevents best deaf wrestler from participating

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Jeff Float, Olympics swimming gold medalist
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-sportsman-business-owner/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

This posting will continue through June 15th

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2018 football schedule – updated

three schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

one new game (a first time between both deaf schools) have
been added to the list

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope three remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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deaf boxer becoming a pro

(long newspaper story is abbreviated)

Reece Cattermole: UK’s only deaf professional boxer on overcoming
obstacles

Reece Cattermole is signed to promoters Goodwin Boxing

But what if you cannot hear the sound – or instructions from the referee
and your corner?

Despite that, the 21-year-old from Ipswich is the UK’s first registered
deaf boxer to be granted a professional licence since the 1970s, and won
his four-round debut contest last month.

He had his first bout in the amateur ranks, where his high
work-rate made him stand out from the crowd.

Since last September, the Suffolk fighter has worked with trainer Rob
Ottley, who accompanied Cattermole through his first training camp and for
most of his extended 10-month wait for a professional licence from the
British Boxing Board of Control.

Their records show David Cave, a boxer in the mid-1970s from
Cambridgeshire, as the only other deaf pro from the UK.

“It was a scary thought, not knowing if I’d get the licence,” he said.

“What got me it was when they referred me to a top hearing surgeon. They
requested his opinion as my hearing will eventually get worse through
time, but he had a fair point – it’s no different to someone getting hit
in the ear.

“People make the mistake that just because he’s deaf, he’s stupid. He’s a
very switched on young lad,” said Ottley.

“If I need to start or stop something, I have to tap him on the shoulder,”
Ottley told BBC Sport.

“We have little signals and I have to make sure I’m facing him.

“If he’s in the ring I try getting him to glance over once in a while – I
bang the canvas even though I’m not meant to – three times means ‘pick the
pace up’, one time means ‘steady on’.

His points victory over experienced Italian Victor Edagha has raised
expectations, but Cattermole has two clear objectives in the sport.

“Our main aim is to go for title fights at British level, but for me
personally inspiring others is one of the main goals,” he said.

“I’ve been asked to do a talk about my story to youngsters and put on a
training camp – that’s another good thing, being able to help.”

“I think he can do very well and I don’t want to jinx it but he can climb
the ranks quite quickly,” he said.

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India politics has prevented top deaf wrestler from participation

(newspaper story as edited for brevity)

NEW DELHI: Federation politics and its high handedness has prevented
Legendary deaf  wrestler and three-time Deaflympics medallist, Virender
Singh’s hopes of representing the country at another world championship.

All India Sports Council of the Deaf (AISCD) has not submitted
papework for him to take part in the tournament at Vladimir, Russia
from June 11-19.

It didn’t matter to the federation that he has won 3 Deaflympics
gold medals and seven international medals and one World Deaf
championships.

He was too outspoken for the federation to tolerate.

The big issue was not giving him expense money despite promises
in the past, and he spoke up about it.

The federation did not respond despite appeals from the
public.

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coach and businessman

Mark Burke, who coaches rugby at Model Secondary School for
the Deaf, and also served as athletic director at Model,
Fremont and North Carolina deaf schools, is becoming
a businessman. He and a deaf partner is opening up
the first deaf-owned brewery pub in the Washington, DC area.
While at Gallaudet, he played football.

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random deafsports thoughts

Streetcar 82, a deaf-owned brewery pub, is opening up
in July in Hyattsville, Maryland, just near Washington, DC.
Just don’t be surprised if rugby players and rugby fans
get together quite often at the new brewery. Mark Burke,
who is deaf, is well known in the Washington, DC rugby
circles – as he is a long time coach of the Model
Secondary School for the Deaf rugby team. Rugby players
know that beer and rugby mix very well in post-game
social events.

 

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DeafDigest Sports – June 11, 2018

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2018 football schedule, one schedule just turned in

— an addition to the Bill Stifter dedication

— seven on seven football

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Matt Hamill’s interesting fighting accomplishments
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/tackling-not-permitted/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

This posting will continue through June 15th

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2018 football schedule – updated

three schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

one new game (a first time between both deaf schools) have
been added to the list

2018 football games between deaf schools

Aug 25 Georgia at Louisiana
Aug 30 Oklahoma at Arkansas

Sep  6 Kansas at Wisconsin
Sep  6 Louisiana at Mississippi
Sep  6 Tennessee at South Carolina
Sep  8 Missouri at Arkansas
Sep  8 Oklahoma at Minnesota
Sep 13 South Carolina at Tennessee
Sep 14 Model at Fremont
Sep 15 Minnesota at Kansas
Sep 15 Iowa at Arkansas
Sep 15 New Mexico at Wisconsin
Sep 15 Carolinas at Louisiana
Sep 15 Mississippi at Georgia
Sep 15 Oklahoma at Missouri
Sep 20 Tennessee at Carolinas (at Morganton)
Sep 20 Louisiana at Oklahoma
Sep 21 Texas at Model
Sep 22 Indiana at Alabama
Sep 22 Kansas at Missouri
Sep 22 Minnesota at Michigan
Sep 22 Wisconsin at Illinois
Sep 22 New Mexico at Iowa
Sep 22 South Carolina at Mississippi
Sep 22 Washington at Phoenix
Sep 27 Kansas at Oklahoma
Sep 28 Maryland at Texas
Sep 29 Phoenix at Colorado
Sep 29 Arkansas at New Mexico
Sep 29 Missouri at Minnesota
Sep 29 Wisconsin at Iowa
Sep 29 Carolinas at Georgia
Sep 29 Tennessee at Missisippi

Oct  4 Michigan at Wisconsin
Oct  5 Alabama at Model
Oct  6 Missouri at New Mexico
Oct  6 Illinois at Minnesota
Oct  6 South Carolina at Carolinas (at Morganton)
Oct  6 Georgia at Tennessee
Oct  6 Mississippi at Louisiana
Oct  9 Kansas at Illinois
Oct 10 Tennessee at Carolinas (at Morganton)
Oct 13 New Mexico at Washington
Oct 13 Wisconsin at Minnesota
Oct 13 Louisiana at Alabama
Oct 13 Illinois at Michigan
Oct 13 Model at Indiana
Oct 13 Oklahoma at Mississippi
Oct 13 Iowa at Missouri
Oct 13 Phoenix at Fremont
Oct 18 Alabama at Arkansas
Oct 18 Missouri at Wisconsin
Oct 20 Mississippi at Maryland
Oct 20 Iowa at Kansas
Oct 20 Carolinas at South Carolina
Oct 27 Arkansas at Kansas
Oct 27 Minnesota at Iowa
Oct 27 Florida at Alabama
Oct 27 Louisiana at Georgia
Oct 27 New Mexico at Oklahoma

Nov 2 Georgia at Carolinas (at Wilson)

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an addition to the Bill Stifter dedication

Sunday’s DeafDigest Sports dedicaed the edition
to Bill Stifter, a pioneering 1947 Gallaudet
football player, that departed us

It was mentioned that while guard Frank Turk
stood next to tackle Bill Stifter for nine
football seasons (four at Minnesota and five
at Gallaudet, there was one game that had a
position change.

Coach Thompson Clayton inserted Frank Turk
at fullback, hoping the short, but muscular
Turk could blast through the tacklers.

The experiment didn’t work, and Turk returned to
his guard position. Turk said that everytime he
had the ball, the tacklers were already in his face.
Stifter said, years ago, that Turk was just too
slow to get past the tacklers.

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seven on seven football

a few deaf schools play seven on seven football
in the summer months

exactly what is seven on seven football?

Part of newspaper story today said:

The rules of 7-on-7 are simple: Games are 20 minutes, with seven players
on each side of the ball, starting at each team’s 40-yard line. There is
no tackling, there are no linemen, and players dress in skintight shirts
and shorts with soft-shell headgear. Quarterbacks have only four seconds
to throw to a receiver, while defenders match up with pass-catchers in
coverage, putting each athlete to the test in one-on-one scenarios.

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random deafsports thoughts

When interviewing past deaf athletes, some that stopped playing
few years ago and some that have stopped playing many years
ago, one thing is always surprising.

It is that some younger retired deaf athletes do not remember
much of their playing days – whereas some older retired deaf
athletes remember everything during their playing days as
if these took place yesterday!

Always a mystery!
 

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2018 football schedule, updated

— dedication to a departed pioneering Gallaudet football player

— athletic federation supports deaf 100 percent

Deaf Sports Collections update
— value of Dummy Hoy baseball uniform
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-1947-season-restarting-football/

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DeafDigest Sports dedication

DeafDigest Sports dedicates this edition to past Gallaudet football
and basketball player Bill Stifter that departed us.

While the 1947 football picture is not the best, he is seen next to
center John Kubis, with his right leg sort of standing up.
Next to center Kubis on the other side is no one else, but
the legendary Frank Turk.

It was a big thing on the campus when Gallaudet restarted
football after dropping it in 1938. Even though 1947 was
a one-game season, a heartbreaking 13-8 defeat to Mongtomery
College, it proved that Gallaudet football was here to stay.

Turk and Stifter played guard and tackle together for four
seasons at Minnesota School for the Deaf (now Minnesota State
Academy for the Deaf) and then five seasons again in these
same positions at Gallaudet.

Bill was rail-thin, but wiry-strong at 6’1 and 170 lbs,
playing on both sides of the Gallaudet line in these
five seasons.

Bill admitted to DeafDigest Sports editor years ago that
football was the only reason he stayed at Gallaudet. And
yes, he did graduate.

He also played Gallaudet basketball for five seasons,
1947-48 thru 1951-52.

Five seasons in both sports? Yes, Gallaudet was not a
member of NCAA and so, played an independent collegiate
schedule right up to the late fifties.

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

This posting will continue through June 15th

…………………………………………………..

2018 football schedule – updated

to look up the list of deaf vs deaf 2018 football schedules,
go to http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/06/06/
and scroll down

four schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

all four has been contacted today; hopefully these
schools will turn in their schedules

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Scottish Football Association supportive of Deaf Soccer

part of newspaper story as edited

The Scottish Football Association is investing more moneym in club
football after reporting the second highest income in its history.

This enabled an eight-figure pay-out for clubs, with £10.4m distributed
across the country.

The payments support the growth of the game at all levels and are intended
to reward member clubs for their dedication to core components of the
SFA’s strategyOn the long list is:

Developing of home-grown elite players for club first teams and Scotland
national teams;

Good governance;

Improving standards through club licensing;

Contributing to the achievement of “Strong Quality Growth” outlined in
the Scottish FA’s strategic plan, Scotland United: A 2020 Vision.

These included accepting Scottish Para-Football as a new Affiliated
National Association. This will empower individual para-football
organisations to run their game according to their own wishes. Scottish
Para-Football will include amputee football, cerebral palsy football, deaf
football, frame football, learning disability football, mental health
football, powerchair football and visual impairment football.

note:
Scottish Football Association allowing the deaf to run their own
deaf club soccer programs is great.

We do not find Paralympics doing the same for the deaf. They want
to control the Deaflympics while we want to control our own
Deaflympics. It is different in Scotland.

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random deafsports thoughts

A high school female shotputter who is deaf, always has her
mother with her at all track meets.

The mother makes it a point to tell track officials of
daughter’s deafness.

DeafDigest wonders if this is really necessary?

All it matters is who tosses the shot further than all others
in that track meet. Her deafness has nothing to do with it.
 

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for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2018 football schedule, updated

— “keep an eye on”

— college baseball catcher

Deaf Sports Collections update
— college sports information director was deaf
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/first-known-deaf-player-in-bowl-game/

…………………………………………………

Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

…………………………………………………..

2018 football schedule – updated

to look up the list of deaf vs deaf 2018 football schedules,
go to http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/06/06/
and scroll down

four schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

all four has been contacted; hopefully these
schools will turn in their schedules

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“keep an eye on”

Cason Sherrod, the just drafted 7th rounder by Miami Marlins.

A web article says:

Keep An Eye On:
RHP Cason Sherrod (7) has a fastball into the mid-90s and changes
things up on batters by varying his arm slot.

also

from Texas A & M web site:
-RHP Cason Sherrod, 7th round (Miami Marlins): Sherrod, a long reliever,
surprised quite a few people a year ago when he decided to return to
Aggieland despite being taken in the 12th round by the Royals. It paid off
as he improved his position by five rounds. The senior’s slot value is
$210K.

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College baseball catcher

Chase Smartt

junior

Troy University (Alabama – NCAA-I)

catcher on the baseball team

he was drafted as a high school senior by Atlanta Braves,
but turned it down in order to play college baseball

his profile is:
2017 (Sophomore)
One of three Trojans to start in all 56 games of the season; started every
game at catcher … Led the league with only one passed ball; ranked third
with 452 putouts and fourth with 16 runners caught stealing … Had the
most chances of any player on the team (497), yet still had the third-best
fielding percentage with a .990 (only five errors all season) … Had
three-hit performances in three consecutive games (Alabama State, ULM x2)
with a home run, double, four RBIs and four runs scored over the stretch
… Drove in a career-high three runs in the series opener at New Orleans
… Had a career-long 10-game reached base streak and a seven-game hitting
streak … Overall, batted .254 at the plate with four homers, 10 doubles
and 24 RBIs

2016 (Freshman)
Played in 57 games and started 54; 40 as the catcher, 13 at third base and
one at shortstop … Picked up six doubles, one triple, one home run and
drew a team-high 27 walks … Only struck out 19 times, which is one
strikeout every 10.1 at-bats … Recorded 12 multi-hit games and eight
multi-RBI games … Led the team with 18 two-out RBIs … Had three hits
and three RBIs in the opening series against Northern Kentucky … Went
7-for-11 with two RBIs and one run scored against Southeastern Louisiana
… Had one double, scored one run and drove in a season-high three runs
in the opening game against Little Rock … Went 5-for-11 in the Arkansas
State series, with five RBIs and three runs scored … Picked up his lone
home run in a 3-for-4 day with a double, two runs scored and two runs
driven in against Texas State … Was the only Trojan to have at least 270
putouts and 75 assists defensively

this season:
played 53 (starting all) of his team’s 63 games

hit only .204 (40 of 196)

his batting average is the lowest of the team’s regular starters

slugging average is .270, the lowest of the team’s regular starters

hit one homer and drove in 21 runners, again the lowest

behind the plate, only 3 errors in 53 games

fielding average is 2nd best on team

47 enemy runners attempted to steal bases against him

he threw out 19 of them

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random deafsports thoughts

The Deaflympics and the Deaf World Championship events
do not allow participants to wear either hearing aids
or cochlear implants during competition.

Reason is that hearing aid and CI athletes get
unfair advantage if they could hear teammates’
shouts and listen to the sounds of the ball, etc.

Participants, coaches and team officials all know
about that rule and 99.9 percent of them follow it.

Yet, there are always that tiny minority that try
to get away with it.

DeafDigest Sports editor, covering the 1993
Deaflympics in Sofia, Bulgara, personally saw
a volleyball official eject a Russian woman
for hiding her heairng aid inside her hair.

The Russian woman erupted, saying “no one
told me about it”
 

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