DeafDigest Sports – February 22, 2020
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— random deafsports thoughts
— basketball updates
— indoor track
— Gallaudet updates
— Don Padden
— quarterfinals game tonite
— wheelchair basketball
Gallaudet mourns the passing of Donald A. Padden, ’45
WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University community mourns the passing of
Donald A. Padden, ’45, on Wednesday morning, February 19 in Frederick,
Maryland. Don was 98 years old. He had been a part of the Gallaudet
community for nearly 80 years, as a student, an athlete, a teacher, a
coach, a revered mentor and father figure to generations of students, an
alumni association officer, and an elder statesman of the Gallaudet and
Don was the last surviving member of the Five Iron Men, the 1942-1943
men’s basketball team that won the Mason-Dixon conference championship.
The team had a losing record during the regular season, and was seeded
last of eight teams in the conference tournament. Gallaudet won three
straight games to win the tournament, with all five team members playing
every minute of every game.
Upon graduation in 1945, Don joined the Gallaudet faculty. He stayed for
42 years, with two stints as men’s basketball coach. He also expanded the
intramural program and directed it for ten years, and served on the design
committee for the Field House. He was inducted into the Gallaudet
Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995, and the Field House gymnasium floor was
named in his honor in 2017.
Don was married for 72 years to Agnes Minor Padden, ’47, who also taught
at Gallaudet for nearly four decades. Together, the Paddens were one of
the most recognizable and iconic couples in our history, giving countless
hours to the university and the community. For 28 years, they wrote and
edited the Mileposts column in the Gallaudet Alumni Newsletter. Don was
treasurer of the Gallaudet University Alumni Association from 1982 to
1989, and chaired the GUAA centennial reunion in 1989.
Agnes Padden passed away on October 3, 2019.
Note: He is a Gallaudet-lifer, simply put! A great man!
Gallaudet women’s basketball
Time runs out on Bison comeback against Fighting Tigers
COBLESKILL, N.Y. – The Gallaudet University women’s basketball team lost
83-77 on the road here Friday night to SUNY Cobleskill in a North Eastern
Athletic Conference (NEAC) game.
Gallaudet (9-15, 7-8 NEAC) trailed for the majority of the game against
SUNY Cobleskill (11-13, 6-9 NEAC) in the Iorio Gymnasium. The Fighting
Tigers outscored the Bison 21-16 in the opening quarter and took a 45-37
lead into halftime.
The Bison made things interesting in the fourth quarter when GU came back
from 12 points down. The Bison cut the Fighting Tigers’ lead to one,
75-74, on a Kendall Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) layup at the 3:08 mark. The
game was stuck at 79-77 for over a minute as the game headed towards the
end of regulation. GU missed two shots during that stretch, which would’ve
tied the game.
SUNY Cobleskill scored its final four points at the free throw line in the
closing seconds to secure the win.
Gallaudet’s Noah Valencia earns CoSIDA Academic All-District Men’s
Basketball honors for a second straight yea
February 21, 2020
WASHINGTON – The 2019-20 Academic All-District® Men’s Basketball Teams,
selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America), were
released and Gallaudet University senior guard Noah Valencia (Riverside,
Calif.) was named to the District 2 first team for Division III. Valencia
will now be added to the national ballot for the chance to earn Academic
All-America honors, which will be announced on Wednesday, March 11.
Gallaudet men’s basketball
GU lose to SUNY Cobleskill on the road, 84-70
COBLESKILL, N.Y. – Senior guard Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.) scored a
game-high 33 points but it wasn’t enough to lift Gallaudet University past
SUNY Cobleskill here Friday night in a North Eastern Athletic Conference
(NEAC) men’s basketball game.
GU can’t warm up against Mustangs as Bison Baseball Classic begins
WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University dropped the first game of the Bison
Baseball Classic here on a frigid Friday at Hoy Field. The Bison lost 31-5
to Stevenson University in nine innings
Fremont boys’ basketball
Our #2 Seeded CSD Boys Basketball Team won their NCS First Round Game on
Wednesday and they will play in the Quarterfinals against #7 Jewish
Community who beat us
in the season opener. The game will be at CSD on Saturday February 22 at
North Coast Section Division 6 Playoffs – First Round
Bracket link: http://cifncs.org/sports/basketball/20BBSKD6.pdf
#15 Valley Christian Dublin – 70
#2 California School for the Deaf – 77
CSD was up 71-56 with 1:34 remaining in the fourth quarter then VCD all of
a sudden hit four straight 3-pointers in 1 minute. They had only one 3pt
make in the entire game before that point to make the score closer than it should be.
CSD advances to the NCS Quarterfinals. We will play #7 Jewish Community on
Saturday Feb 22 at 8pm. JCS defeated CSD 54-42 in our first game of the
Maryland indoor track
the result of Jesuit Invitational meets at Georgetown Prep School in the
55 meter 8.5 in the 6th place
800 m in 3:55.0
Shot Put 20ft 7 inches in third place at meets
800 m in 3:36.0
55 meter in 6.83 in 9th place at meets
800 m in 2:16.0 4th place at meets
It is the end of Indoor track season and looking forward to see
Outdoor track season
Both the Cincinnati Dragons and Cincinnati Royals wheelchair basketball
teams have qualified for the National Wheelchair Basketball Association
National Tournament in March. The top 16 teams from each division will
play at nationals in Wichita. The Dragons are currently ranked #5 in the
country in the high school division. Kerwin Haake, a deaf junior from
Kentucky, is the starting point guard for the Dragons. The Royals adult
wheelchair basketball team is currently ranked #2 in the national adult
Division II rankings. Kerwin Haake mentioned above is also a starter for
the Royals and Tim Fausnaugh, deaf adult from Cincinnati, comes off the
bench. Final seedings and brackets for the tournament will be announced
on March 3 and then the tournament will take place from March 12-15.
random DeafSports thoughts
See above story – wheelchair basketball. DeafDigest Sports editor,
as a young man years ago, watched wheelchair basketball with a
deaf sports-loving friend, at Queens College (NY).
It is rough. It is not a sport for the faint-hearted. It is great
to see Kerwin Haake, still attending high school, hold his
own against the nation’s best wheelchair players – many of them
military vets that were wounded in recent wars.