2019/04/11

DeafDigest Sports – April 11, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball camp

— elite deaf athlete considers retirement

— college deaf athlete

— track updates

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Colorado track

part of newspaper story

55th Annual Warren Mitchell Invitational

BOYS’ RESULTS Team Scores: Limon, 118.50; Burlington, 84.50; Rocky Ford,
70; Lamar, 68; Holly, 58; Vista Peak, 45; St. Mary’s 45; Stratton, 41;
Ellicott, 36; Calhan, 32; Strasburg, 22; Springfield, 21; Genoa-Hugo, 19;
Eads, 17; Kiowa, 11; McClave, 11; Elbert, 10; Harrison, 7; Granada, 6;
Wiley, 5; Byers, 5; Deer Trail, 4; Colorado Deaf and Blind, 2;
Arickaree-Woodlin, 2; Flagler, 1.

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Michigan track

Coach Allen: It started out a beautiful day. Then the wind started moving and
made everything cold! The athletes did a good job staying warm before their
races. There was a computer crash during the 200m run, so there are some times
missing.?

Boys

100M
Jason– 13.67
Jake– 13.67 PR
Colin– 13.88 PR
Morgan– 14.02 PR
Lucas– 14.88
Alonso– 14.99

200M
Ky’Ren– 26.56 PR
Jason– 28.35
Morgan– 29.69 PR
Jake– Computer Crash

400M
Jayce– 1:22.98

4×100 Relay
Team A
Jason, Ky’Ren, Jake, Colin–52.79

Team B
Lucas, Jayce, Alonso, Morgan– DNF

Shot Put
Lucas– 23′ 8.5″ PR
Alonso– 22′ PR

Discus
Ky’Ren– 85′ 08″
Jake– 76′ 07″ PR
Colin– 60′ 04″
Lucas– 54′ 07″ PR
Morgan 49′ PR

Long Jump
Ky’Ren– 17′ 7.5″ PR
Colin– 13′ 8.5″
Jayce– 6′ 10″

Girls

100M
Khyiana– 16.41
Addison– 16.43
Violetta– 17.22 PR
Chloe– 17.68
Crystal–19.04
Khadija– 26.44

200M
Khiyana– 34.33
Addison– 35.75 PR
Violetta– 37.48 PR
Chloe– 39.28 PR
Crystal– 42.30 PR
Khadija– 54.75 PR

4×100 Relay
Addison, Violetta, Chloe, Khyiana– 1:08.5

Long Jump
Addison– 10′ 7.5″
Violetta– 10′ 05″
Khyiana– 8′ 05″
Crystal– 7′ 11.5″
Khadija– 5′ 05″

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elite deaf athlete, considering retirement

part of newspaper story

Joe Swail to consider retirement from professional snooker after 10-1
defeat

Belfast’s Joe Swail says he is strongly considering retiring from snooker
after he dropped off the professional tour following a 10-1 defeat by Joe
O’Connor in the World Championship qualifiers.

The 49-year-old, who is partially deaf, has been suffering from tinnitus.

Having started his professional career in 1991, Swail reached the
semi-finals of the World Championships in 2000 and 2001.

The Northern Irishman dropped off the professional tour in 2017 but
returned having obtained a new tour card through qualifying school.

“I don’t think I would be going to qualifying school,” said Swail.

“I have been there and done all that, I don’t think my body can take it
anymore.

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college deaf athlete

Danton Hyman

senior

baseball

Newberry College (South Carolina – NCAA-II)

was listed on the roster but his name is not on any of the
stats sheets this season. Do not know why? Red shirted or
injured or no longer on team or coach’s decision?

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random deafsports thoughts

Is snookers & billiards a physically grueling sport?

See Swail’s comment above:
I don’t think my body can take it anymore.

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SWDOC-ASDB basketball camp June 24th-28th 2019

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Best Signing Basketball Camp in the West! Learn to Think The Game for age 8 to 17.

A young basketball player will be mentally strong through his/her
experiences.

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2019/04/10

DeafDigest Sports – April 10, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— softball and baseball updates

— track updates

— basketball camp

— basketball honor

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Alabama track

Talladege County Track Meet? (10 schools)
Tuesday, April 9

Lady Warriors – 5th?PLACE (40 points)
800M Run
5th Place – Sasha
1600 M Run
4th Place-Sasha Dailey
3200 M Run
2nd Place-Sasha Dailey
100 M Hurdles
6th Place – Jasmine Culpepper
7th Place – Jaycee Tucker
300 M Hurdles
8th Place – Jasmine Culpepper
4×100 M Relay
8th Place – ASD
4×800 M Relay
3rd Place-ASD
Discuss
4th Place – Ariel Shields
6th Place – Brittney Bailey
Javelin
8th Place – Brittney Bailey

Silent Warriors – 6th PLACE (35 points)
1600 M Run
7th Place-Cade Henson
3200 M Run
7th Place -Cade Henson
8th Place – Ben Aust
300 M Hurdles
1st Place – Cory McKinnie
4×100 M Relay
5th Place-ASD
4×400 M Relay
7th Place-ASD?
4×800 M Relay
6th Place-ASD
High Jump
5th Place-Cory McKinnie
Long Jump
4th Place-Cory McKinnie
Discus
7th Place-Zachary Beaver

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Maryland softball

Maryland School for the Deaf vs. Washington Latin, Won 10-0.  Record: 4-1

Cassidy Perry, 1 hit, 2 RBI
Crystal Salit, 1 hit, (double) 3 RBI

Cassidy Perry, 5 IP 0 ER 11 K

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Maryland baseball

MSD lost to Mt. Airy Christian Academy, 7-2.

Batting:

Tyler Glennon- 2-4
Eric Long- 2-1, 2 Runs
Brody McAfee- 1-3, RBI

MSD record: 2-4

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Missouri track

Missouri School for the Deaf Track team travelled to Vienna High School on
4/9/19 for a meet. The weather was perfect! No coat/rain coat/umbrella
needed!  Another meet where all girls and boys earned points tonight. Boys
earned 20 points and the girls earned 7 points. Mikal brought two medals
home for two events. The kids continue improving their
time/height/distance. We will have another meet this week on Thursday at
Wright City.

Julia Stafford

4×100  1:12.28
4×200 – 2:39.44
100 m dash  17.27
Long Jump – 8-03

Addisyn Tapella

4×100  1:12.28
4×200 – 2:39.44
100 M dash – 16.78
Long Jump – 9-04.25 (SR)

Sara Farmer

4×100  1:12.28
4×200 – 2:39.44
Shot Put – 16-11.75 (PR)
Long jump   9-09.75

Cristin Kohl

4×100  1:12.28
4×200 – 2:39.44
Shot put – 17-08.50
Discus  34-04 (SR)

Mikal Meriwether

100 M Dash – 13.24
Shot Put – 37-10.25 (3rd place)
High Jump – 5-04 (tied for 2nd place)
Long Jump – 16-06 (7th place

Hezeki Smoot

100 M Dash – 13.37
400 M Dash – 1:07.65 (PR)
Long Jump – 16-01 (SR) – 9th place
Triple Jump – 33-02.25 (PR) – 4th place

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New Mexico basketball

part of newspaper story

all-state basketball honors last week from the New Mexico High School
Coaches Association

Second-team members were Melroses Tristan Sena, Fort Sumners Noah Maxwell,
Maxwells Jeremy Archuleta, Quemados Kenneth Atwood and New Mexico School
for the Deafs Deven Thompson.

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Texas baseball & softball

TSD Baseball lost to Veritas 10-24. Record: 4-12

TSD Softball won against St. Andrew’s 15-13. Record: 5-3

TSD Baseball

Austin Royals – 6
TSD – 11

Record: 4-11

TSD Softball

Hill Country Christian – 9
TSD – 6

Record: 4-3

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Texas track

Barry,

Every year the TSD track coaches are tasked with assembling a team of 12
boys and 11 girls. This year was present great challenges due to having
young athletes with limited experience on the National level. Both boys
and girls teams consisted of one senior and 11 underclassmen. The young
lady Rangers showed no problems demonstrating competing on the national
level. They took the lead from the start by scoring victories in the field
events and long distance events. The sprint relay teams matched the same
intensity, running away from the competition, outscoring Maryland Deaf
School 189 to 156. Ashlene Etkie captured the honors of being name Best
Field Athlete of the Berg Seeger Relays.

The TSD boys had similar success by scoring points early in the field
events as well as long distance events. They scored points with the sprint
relay teams, but trailed CSD by 2.5 points with one more event left. The
coaches gathered the athletes together prior to the final event to explain
what was at stake. With the last event of 4×400 relay being the deciding
factor of who will be victorious, the Rangers stepped up and displayed the
heart of a champion by leaving it all on the track to defeat California
School for the Deaf – Fremont with the final score of 111.5 to 110.5.

The coaches are proud of how both boys and girls competed on the national
level. Winning the Championship was a testament of the athletes not
letting their youth & inexperience keep them from reaching the goal they
set before traveling to California. Rudy Tomjanovich said it best when he
said Never underestimate the heart of a Champion. Congratulations to the
TSD boys and girls track and field team winning back to back Berg Seeger
titles.

TSD Boys – 111.50

TSD Girls – 189.00

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random deafsports thoughts

How important is routine paperwork as far as Deaf Athletics
is concerned?

Very important, at least with the Kashmir government
(a nation near India).  There was a story that
50 athletic organizations, one of them the
All J&K Sports Association of the Deaf, had their
recognization withdrawn from the government.

Reason – these organizations missed the deadline
for filing their paperwork.

Without paperwork, these organizations, including
the deaf organization, could not get grants from
the government!

Can’t happen to the deaf in USA? It has happened
from time to time!

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SWDOC-ASDB basketball camp June 24th-28th 2019

SWDOC BASKETBALL CAMP
www.azdesertfire.com

Best Signing Basketball Camp in the West! Learn to Think The Game for age 8 to 17.

A young basketball player will be mentally strong through his/her
experiences.

…………………………………………………

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2019/04/09

DeafDigest Sports – April 9, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet baseball and softball

— deaf wheelchair basketball player

— updates on sports from some schools

— Berg/Seeger team by team scores

— a deaf boxer

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Gallaudet baseball

Hoy Field gets lit up for the first time

WASHINGTON – It was a Gallaudet University baseball program first here
Monday night as the Bison hosted The Catholic University of America for
the first night game at Hoy Field. The new lights at Hoy Field, installed
this past winter, were officially used tonight for a nine-inning
non-conference game. The visitors defeated the Bison, 23-2, on a cool and
wet Monday night.

Gallaudet softball

Bison light up Tigers in first night game

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University hosted its first night game at the GU
Softball Complex here Monday night as the Bison played host Trinity
Washington University in a non-conference doubleheader. The Bison (10-12)
dispatched of the Tigers (0-10) quickly in both games; 17-3 and 10-0 as
they concluded after the fifth inning. The festive atmosphere was dampened
by rain showers and cooler temperatures as a cold front moved through the
nation’s capital on Monday evening.

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Berg/Seeger scoring by schools

MALE TEAM SCORES

1 TEXAS ATSD 111.500

2 FREMONT CASD 110.500

3 MARYLAND MFT2 85.000

4 MISSISSIPPI MFTD 82.000

5 ALABAMA AFTD 69.000

6 OREGON OSFD 26.000

7 MODEL MSFD 25.000

7 FLORIDA FFTD 25.000

9 WASHINGTON WSFD 22.000

10 ST. MARY’S SMHS 18.000

11 NEW MEXICO NMSD 17.500

12 ROCHESTER FTD 15.500

13 ARIZONA ASDB 15.000

14 WISCONSIN WSD 11.000

15 RIVERSIDE CAS2 6.000

16 TENNESSEE TESD 5.000

17 MINNESOTA MNAD 4.000

18 PHOENIX PDSD 1.000

FEMALE TEAM SCORES

1 TEXAS ATSD 189.000

2 MARYLAND MFT2 156.000

3 FREMONT CASD 68.000

4 MODEL MSFD 66.000

5 WASHINGTON WSFD 25.000

6 MISSISSIPPI MFTD 20.000

7 ST. MARY’S SMHS 17.000

8 NEW MEXICO NMSD 14.000

9 ROCHESTER FTD 12.000

9 TENNESSEE TESD 12.000

11 ALABAMA AFTD 11.000

12 OREGON OSFD 9.000

13 RIVERSIDE CAS2 8.000

14 ARIZONA ASDB 5.000

14 MINNESOTA MNAD 5.000

16 WISCONSIN WSD 4.000

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Alabama track

Berg/Seeger Classic? (19 schools)
Saturday, April 6

Lady Warriors – 11th?PLACE (11 points)
?
1600 M Run
6th Place-Sasha Dailey
3200 M Run
7th Place-Sasha Dailey
4×400 M Relay
3rd Place-ASD?
?
Silent Warriors – 5th PLACE (69 points)

200 M Dash
1st Place-Michael Paige
1600 M Run
6th Place-Cade Henson
3200 M Run
4th Place-Cade Henson
110 M Hurdles
5th Place-Michael Paige
300 M Hurdles
1st Place-Michael Paige
2nd Place – Cory McKinnie
4×400 M Relay
5th Place-ASD?
4×800 M Relay
4th Place-ASD
High Jump
2nd Place-Cory McKinnie
Long Jump
3rd Place-Cory McKinnie
Discus
5th Place-Zachary Beaver
8th Place-Jaquan Rankins
Shot Put
8th Place-Jaquan Rankins

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Fremont sports

Hi everybody, it was great to see you all on Saturday at the 12th Berg
Seeger Classic at Tak Fudenna Stadium.  We all did a great job last year
but somehow was able to outdo ourselves with incredible volunteer
support.  Out of 19 teams, CSD Boys came in 2nd place, losing to Texas
by one point and CSD Girls finished 3rd.  Be on the lookout for the CSD
Berg Seeger summary soon.

Athlete of the Week – Calel Aramboles.  Not yet a senior, Calel is
already one of the most decorated Berg Seeger athlete ever.  On
Saturday, he won his third straight Thomas Berg – Male Field Athlete
Award as he brought Gold in both Shotput and Discus for the third
straight year.  A thrilling moment was when his long-time contender,
Deven Thompson a strong 6-foot-10 Athlete from New Mexico topped Calel’s
Berg Seeger record of last year from 49’4.25″ to 52’08” in the shotput
and then Calel was able to throw one at 54’10.25″ at home in front of
long-time CSD alumnus, coaches, and historians.  This set the new Berg
Seeger Record and broke the oldest CSD record on our boards that has
been held for 83 years by Joe Hill from 1936.

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Model sports

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Boys Varsity Baseball

Baseball

Date: Monday, April 8, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Result: Loss

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 0

Sandy Spring Friends School: 8

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Softball

Softball

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 4:15 PM

Result: Win

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 23

Bullis School: 22

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Softball

Softball

Date: Monday, April 8, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Result: Win

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 14

Washington Christian Academy: 1

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St Mary’s track

The Bisons travelled to Freemont, California this past weekend for the
12th Annual Berg/Seeger Classic. Our student athletes did a great job of
representing the
school and performed quiet well. It should be noted that this was our
first meet of the season and we have not had many opportunities to get
outside for practice
due to a wet/cold WNY weather conditions.

There were 19 schools in attendance at this year?s Berg/Seeger.

The Lady Bisons(Kioney Alvira-Jurado and Cami Cole)finished in 7th place
out of 16 girls teams!

The Bisons (Givon Blackwell, Kassim Kassim, Ryan Brzezinski, Isa Habeeb,
Christian Lawrence and Adnan Abdi)finished in 10th place out of 18
schools.

SMSD Athlete Results

BOYS

4 x 100M Relay

Givon Blackwell/Ryan Brzezinski/Kassim Kassim/Adnan Abdi?.1:03.11?6th
place

4 x 400M Relay

Givon Blackwell/Isa Habeeb/Kassim Kassim/Adnan Abdi?5:19.71

Ryan Brzezinski

Shot Put?39?02.5??4th place

Discus?99? 04??3rd place

Isa Habeeb

Triple Jump?33?01.75?..PR

Long Jump?14?11?

400M?1:06.87

Givon Blackwell

100M?13.93

200M?28.43

Christian Lawrence

3200M?12:18.97..5th place

1600M?5:40.59

800M?2:41.52

Kassim Kassim

1600M?6:40.51

800M?3:00.21

GIRLS

Cami Cole

Shot Put?24?10.5?..9th place

Discus?64?02?

100H?21.98

Triple Jump?24?0?

Kioney Jurado-Alvira

High Jump?4?2??4th place

Triple Jump?29?06.25??4th place

Long Jump?14?01??6th place

300H?59.00?5th place

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random deafsports thoughts

What is the difference between Berg/Seeger and the
typical local championship track meets?

For some schools, the Berg/Seeger is their first track
meet of the season! Impossible to maintain top season
form in the season’s opening meet.

The typical local championship track meets take place
at the end of the local track season.

Big difference?

Yes!

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elite deaf athlete

The Cincinnati Dragons varsity wheelchair basketball team finished 5th
place in the nation at the National Wheelchair Basketball Association
National Tournament in Chicago last week.  The Dragons finished the
tournament with a 3-1 record, defeating the #7 ranked Fairfax Falcons, #11
Austin, and #12 Cleveland Cavs while losing to the #3 team Minnesota.
Kerwin Haake, a sophomore at Kentucky School for the Deaf, was the team’s
second leading scorer at the national tournament with 44 points in 4 games
including a 20 point performance against the #7 ranked Fairfax Falcons.
This concludes the season for the Dragons who finish with a 32-9 record.
The Dragons return all 5 of their starters next season and hope to be
contenders for the national championship in 2020.

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elite deaf athlete, boxing

Jason Turner, who is deaf is a boxer in Australia.

his next bout is coming up on April 13th

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2019/04/08

DeafDigest Sports – April 8, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— five years ago today

— elite deaf athlete

— Gallaudet baseball and softball

— college deaf athlete, softball

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In DeafDigest five years ago

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Ruth Seeger who
departed us. As a long time teacher at Texas School for
the Deaf, she was a role model for her students to
look up to.

note:
her legacy continues with the annual Berg/Seeger
national deaf track meet.

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Gallaudet baseball

GU swept by Lancaster Bible on Sunday

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Gallaudet University baseball team was swept here
Sunday afternoon in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC)
doubleheader with Lancaster Bible College. The Bison (7-18, 0-6 NEAC) fell
25-1 and 20-11 to the Chargers (6-9, 3-3 NEAC)

note:
Lancaster Bible is a NCAA-I program that masquerades as a NCAA-III
program.

Gallaudet softball

Bison seniors shine on Senior Day in split with Wells

WASHINGTON – On a sun-filled and warm Sunday afternoon, Gallaudet
University’s softball program paid tribute to its senior class and split a
North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) doubleheader with Wells College.
The visiting Express (2-12, 1-5 NEAC) won the first game, 10-8, before the
Bison (8-12, 2-6 NEAC) bounced back with a 10-1 win in five innings in the
second game.

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Maryland at Berg/Seeger

Maryland at Berg/Seeger
Rajena Guettler –
200M   28.40 – First
400M   1:03.64 – First
800M   2:49.28  – First
4x400M   4:44.15 – First

Cassidy Perry
100M    13.66 – Second
Shot Put  32′ 5.25″ – First
Discus  93′ 0.5″ – First
Long Jump  15′ 6.25″ – First

Miguel Pavao
800M  2:19.52 – First
1600M   5:08.98 – First
3200m 11:19.98  – First
4x800M – 9:51.66 – Third

Citrine Lummer
200M – 28.98 Second
Triple Jump  33′ 8.5″ – First
4x400M  4:44.15 – First

Results from Berg Seeger Classic – Fremont, California
Boys team: 3rd place out of 19 teams
Girls team: 2nd place out of 19 teams

Award Winners
Girls Best Track award: Rajena Guettler (4 gold medals)
Boys Best Track award: Miguel Pavao (3 gold medals and one bronze medal)
Girls All Around Athlete: Cassidy Perry (3 gold medals and one silver medal)

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random deafsports thoughts

Many strong NCAA-III athletic programs are actually
NCAA-I in disguise. For some reason these talented
athletes were not able to get NCAA-I scholarship
offers and thusly settle for NCAA-III programs.

One NCAA-I player, thrown out of his football team,
landed at a NCAA-III program which had a game against
Gallaudet.

He was just an ordinary player. Apparently he lost
interest in football after realizing it was not actually
NCAA-I and played lazy in the game against Gallaudet!

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college deaf athlete

Kasidy Chileen

sophomore

softball

University of Mary (North Dakota, NCAA-II)

started 27 of her 27 games, missing three games

team’s #3 hitter at .386 (34 hits out of 88 at bats)

even though she’s a singles hitter, she is one of the team
leaders in ribbies with 19

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elite deaf athlete, Overwatch

Is Overwatch a sport? More schools are adding it to
the list of their varsity sports.

Anyway, the Overwatch player Maxim76 is deaf, and
he was widely written up in a newspaper story.

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2019/04/07

DeafDigest Sports – April 7, 2019

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet baseball and softball

— Metro School (Minnesota) track

— college deaf athlete, lacrosse

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Gallaudet baseball

Bison battered by Chargers in 29-5 loss

LANCASTER, Pa. – Gallaudet University trailed Lancaster Bible College here
Saturday by seven runs, 12-5, in a North Eastern Athletic Conference
(NEAC) baseball game as the teams went in the bottom of the sixth inning.
The host Chargers scored 17 unanswered runs the next three innings en
route to a 29-5 victory

Gallaudet softball

Gallaudet walks off against Cazenovia to salvage split

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University was down to its last out in the second
game of a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) softball doubleheader
on a sun-filled Saturday afternoon against Cazenovia College. The visiting
Wildcats were about to sweep the Bison before two costly mistakes allowed
the Bison to score twice to win 5-4 in walk-off fashion to salvage a
split. Cazenovia (5-7, 1-1 NEAC) won the first game 4-2 over the Bison
(7-11, 1-5 NEAC).

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Metro Deaf (Minnesota) boys’ track

part of newspaper story

At the Mankato East Indoor meet on Thursday, March 28, the BEA boys track
team was able to place second for the day with 79 points, behind Mankato
East with 180. Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton placed third with 38 points,
and Metro Deaf placed fourth with four points. Cristo Rey placed fifth
with three team points

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random deafsports thoughts

Is deaf pitcher Cason Sherrod still with the Miami
Marlines’ minor league system.

He pitched last season for a low level minor league team
after being drafted out of Texas A&M.

Quite a few web searches have failed to disclose his
whereabouts.

Is he injured and not playing at all?

Was he released by the Marlins and not signed to a
minor league contract with any other professional
team?

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college deaf athlete

Lauren Siebert

from Canada

freshman

women’s lacrosse

Lenoir-Rhyne University (North Caroliona, NCAA-II)

playing on defense, she played 12 of her team’s 13 games,
starting five

no stats since her job is to stay on defense and to block goals

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2019/04/06

DeafDigest Sports – April 4-6, 2019

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— honor from Jacksonville Jaguars

— updates from other deaf schools

— elite deaf athletes, USA national swimming team rosters

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Attention:

There were no DeafDigest Sports editions on
April 4th and April 5th.

DeafDigest Sports editor was tied up with
appointments on the 4th and 5th that took up
much of both days.

Thank you for your patience.

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Florida flag football

part of Jacksonville Jaguars press release

Florida School for Deaf and Blind coach takes home Coach of the Week
honors

Russ Koenig is head coach of the girls flag football team at the Florida
School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) in St. Augustine, Fla. In late
March, he became the inaugural recipient of the Jaguars Whataburger High
School Coach of the Week honor following his teams 32-12 victory in their
season opener over Baldwin High School. As the winner, the FDSB Dragons
were rewarded $800 to use towards their schools athletic program and
Koenig also received free Whataburger for a year.

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Fremont football

part of newspaper story

it basically asks if private and public schools
play together or keep them separate

one of hte proposals is this:

Small choice: No. 1 Salesian, No. 2 St. Bernards, No. 3 Stellar Prep, No.
4 St. Patrick-St. Vincent, No. 5 Berean Christian, No. 6 Harker, No. 7
California School of the Deaf, No. 8 St. Vincent de Paul.

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Maryland track

part of newspaper story (pay wall, cannot get full story)

Northern sweeps Quinn Hoover Invitational | Sports
In the boys’ meet, the Maryland School for the Deaf came in second with 75
points followed by Berkeley Springs (72), Faith Christian (62), Hancock
(62)

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Maryland baseball

MSD baseball lost to Springdale Prep, 18-5.

Batting:

Eric Long- 2-3, RBI, 2 Runs

Miguel Pavao- 2-3, RBI, 1 Run

Pacey Wilson, 1-2

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Minnesota boys’ track

part of newspaper story (paywall issues)

Minnesota boys’ track
Albert Lea at Faribault meet

1. Austin     184.5

2. Cannon Falls     117

3. New Prague      97.5

4. Faribault      82

5. Albert Lea      55

6. Bethlehem Academy      14

7. MN State Academy for the Deaf     4

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Missouri track

MSD Track inviational – announcement 4-4-19

Missouri School for the Deaf Track team had a rainy track meet today (April 4,
2019) but it didn’t stop the students to continue improve their
time/distance/height. We will have next track meet at Vienna next Tuesday.

Julia Stafford – FR

4×100 ? 1:11.69

4×200 – 2:29.40

100 m dash ? 17.62

Long Jump – 8-08

Addisyn Tapella – SO

4×100 ? 1:11.69

4×200 – 2:29.40

200 M dash – 35.63 – SR

Sara Farmer – SO

4×100 ? 1:11.69

4×200 – 2:29.40

100 m hurdles ? 25.24 – PR

Long jump ? 9-4

Cristin Kohl – SO

4×100 ? 1:11.69

4×200 – 2:29.40

Shot put – 17-06

100 M Dash – 17.69 – SR

Mikal Meriwether – JR

200 M Dash – 28.79 – PR

Shot Put – 35-03.50 (3rd place)

High Jump – 5-4 (2nd place)

Long Jump – 14-10

Hezeki Smoot – SO

Long Jump – 14-11

400 M Dash – 1:13.76 SR

PR – Personal Record

SR – Seasonal Record

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Model sports

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Softball

Softball

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Result: Win

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 22

Edmund Burke School: 3

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Boys Varsity Baseball

Baseball

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Result: Win

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 10

Spencerville Adventist Academy: 5

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Softball

Softball

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 3:15 PM

Result: Win

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 19

Washington Waldorf: 16

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Oklahoma track

OSD attended in the Dragon Invitational at Purcell, OK yesterday.? This
meet had over 25 high schools from anywhere in Oklahoma.? They were pretty
big schools like up
to 6A schools.? It was good experience for our kids.? Here are the
results:
* Long Jump: 18’9″ (Dylan Evans)
* Shot up and Discus:? Three of my boys didn’t make their qualifying
except Tyler Manek on Shot up.? His best shot up was 37’5″
* 400 Relay: (Pablo, Jose, Parker, Samuel) – 52.25
* 800 Relay: (Pablo, Jose, Isaiah, Samuel) – 1:50.19
* Mile Relay: (Isaiah, Pablo, Brandyn, Samuel) – 4:28.57
* 100m Dash: 11.33 (Dylan Evans, His best personal record); 12.69 (Samuel
Livingston), and 13.24 (Pablo Gomez)
* 200m Dash: 26.67 (Samuel Livingston)
*400m Dash: 56.33 (Dylan Evans), 1:01.63 (Isaiah Holt, and 1:02.91
(Brandyn Mieritz)
*800m Run: 2:46.7 (Brandyn Mieritz)
*1600m Run: 6:52.12 (Jose Salas)
*110m Hurdles: 20.05 (Parker Simpson)
*300m Hurdles: 56.27 (Brandyn Mieritz) and 63.28 (Parker Simpson)
*Fats Man Relay: 59.97 (Alex, Jordan, Roland, Tyler)

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elite deaf athletes

2019 World Deaf Swimming Championships Athlete Roster

ATHLETE     HOMETOWN    SWIM CLUB

Mens Team
Matthew Klotz    Cameron Park, CA Tiger Aquatics
Tyler Brown Fort Thomas, KY  Northern Kentucky Clippers
Collin Davis     Durham, NC  YOTA Swim Team
Daniel Pletenets Jacksonville, FL Episcopal Amberjax Swim
Team
Cooper Willetts  Kingwood, TX     PACK Swimming
Matthew Zou Ellicott City, MD Columbia Association Swim Team

Womens Team
Elizabeth Cocker Rancho Cordova, CA     Unattached
Carli Cronk San Antonio, TX  Alamo Area Aquatics
Katie DiBenedetto Danville, IN     Hendricks Elite Aquatics Team
Trysta Duerson   Edmond, OK  Bison Aquatic Club
Samantha Fujii   Los Angeles, CA  Rose Bowl Aquatics
Molly Likins     St. Clair, MI    Unattached
Emily Massengale Bradenton, FL    Sarasota Tsunami Swim Club
Brooke Thompson  Bloomfield Hills, MI   Motor City Aquatics
Kaitlin Weatherby Sewell, NJ  Unattached
Anquniece Wheeler Detroit, MI Detroit Recreational Swim Team

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random deafsports thoughts

lack of Gallaudet representation on the USA national swimming
team rosters is an issue with DeafDigest Sports.

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2019/04/03

DeafDigest Sports – April 3, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— college deaf athlete, softball

— Missouri track

— Berg & Seeger meet

— Maryland & Texas baseball & softball

— girls’ flag football update

— Fremont and West Virginia

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Berg & Seeger at Fremont

Berg Seeger on Saturday!

Once again, the California School for the Deaf, Fremont (CSD) will be
hosting the 12th Berg and Seeger Classic Track and Field Competition on
Saturday April 6 at
TAK Fudenna Stadium in Fremont!

Here is why this is the largest deaf interscholastic athletic event of the
year.

Berg Seeger by the Numbers! (approx.)

Schools  19 (CSD hosted a record 21 schools last year)

States Represented  15

Athlete Participants  241 (this would be a new record)

Coaches and AD?s  69

Adult Volunteers  72

Student Volunteers  39

Track and Field Events  34

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Florida girls’ flag football

from a tweet
Orange Park 31, Florida Deaf 14

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Fremont football

part of newspaper story

The NCS division placement for the 2019 football season was announced
Saturday, one day after the sections Board of Managers approved the seven
eight-team division format over a proposal that included five eight-team
divisions, a four-team Open Division and a four-team Division I, with all
Open losers dropping back into Division I.

Division VII (16): Berean Christian, California School for the Deaf, Clear
Lake, Cloverdale, El Molino, Ferndale, Healdsburg, Hoopa Valley, John
Swett, McKinleyville, Oakland Military Institute, Salesian, St. Helena,
St. Vincent, Stellar Prep, Willits.

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Maryland sports

baseball
MSD won against Greater Grace Christian Academy, 19-9.
Batting:

Brody McAfee: 2-4, 4 RBIs, 3 Runs, Double

Raymond Fosenca: 1-4, 1 RBI, 3 Runs, Double

Eric Long: 1-4, 1 RBI, Double

Brody McAfee: Winning pitcher

8 Strikeouts

MSD record: 2-2

softball
Maryland School for the Deaf Varsity Softball?

Maryland School for the Deaf vs. Concordia Prep. Won 20-5. Record: 3-1

Crystal Salit, 3-4, 2 home runs, 1 double, 4 RBI
Ariella Zfati, 4-5, 2 doubles, 2 RBI
Hanna Johnston-Shaw, 2-5

Crystal Salit 6 IP 1 ER 6K

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Missouri track

Missouri School for the Deaf Track team travelled to Westphalia on 4/2/19
for a meet (Fatima Buersmeyer Inv.). All girls and boys earned points
tonight. Two boys
earned 18 points and tied for 9th place out of 13 teams. The girls earned
7 points and tied for 11th place. Mikal brought a medal home for his shot
put with
Personal Record. The kids continue improving their time/height/distance.
We will have another meet this week on Thursday (April 4, 2019) at our own
track and field
at 1pm.

Julia Stafford – FR

4×100 ? 1:09.94

4×200 – 2:34.04

100 m dash ? 17.26

Long Jump – 8-06.75

Addisyn Tapella – SO

4×100 ? 1:09.94

4×200 – 2:34.04

100 M dash – 16.24 – SR

Discus ? 35-04

Sara Farmer – SO

4×100 ? 1:09.94

4×200 – 2:34.04

100 m hurdles ? 27.26 – SR

Long jump ? 9-2.75

Cristin Kohl – SO

4×100 ? 1:09.94

4×200 – 2:34.04

Shot put – 18-3 – PR

Discus ? 31-9

Mikal Meriwether – JR

4th place – High Jump – 5-4

15th place – 100 M Dash – 13.08 – PR

4th place – Long Jump ? 16-09 PR

3rd place – Shot Put ? 37-7 PR

Hezeki Smoot – SO

100 M Dash – 13.05 PR

Long Jump – 15-06.50 SR

Triple Jump ? 32-09.50 PR

800 M Run – 2:50.70

PR – Personal Record

SR – Seasonal Record

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Texas baseball & softball

TSD Baseball

Live Oak Classical, 5
TSD, 17

Record: 3-10

TSD Softball

Waco Reicher, 12
TSD, 6

Record: 4-2

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West Virginia basketball

opponents in West Virginia’s 1A class

part of newspaper story

Class 1A

Parkersburg Catholic, Madonna, Wirt County, Ritchie County, Tyler
Consolidated, Summers County, Greater Beckley Christian, Midland Trail,
Doddridge County, Sherman, Man, Tolsia, Greenbrier West, Mount View, River
View, Clay-Battelle, Richwood, Montcalm, Gilmer County, Cameron, Wahama,
Tucker County, W.Va. School for the Deaf, W.Va. School for the Blind,
Webster County, Calhoun County, Meadow Bridge, Hannan, Pendleton County,
Valley, Tygarts Valley, Paden City, Pocahontas County, Van, Union
Educational Complex, Harman, Paw Paw, Hundred, Pickens

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college deaf athlete

Dara Sanders

senior

softball

Lewis University (Illinois – NCAA-II)

as a hitter, hit .211 (8 of 31) while playing 17 (starting 15)
of her team’s 30 games

as a pitcher, the team’s ace – 6-7 record with 3.57 ERA

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random deafsports thoughts

Ruth Seeger is considered the Mother of Deaf Girls track.

The biggest irony with her was that she never participated
in track at Gallaudet. Reason was that there were no women’s
track team during her days at Gallaudet.

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2019/04/02

DeafDigest Sports – April 2, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— college deaf athlete

— elite deaf athlete, a free agent

— Hoy tournament

— old newspaper story

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Hoy tournament

from a tweet

We are excited to host the 19th Annual Hoy Baseball & Softball
Tournament in Frederick on April 26 & 27! For more information,
visit http://msdathletics.com/hoy2019/

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college deaf athlete

Lauren Holdsworth

sophomore

women’s softball

University of Akron (NCAA-I)

played last season at Eastern Michigan University
but when this sport was dropped as a varsity program
despite a bitter lawsuit, she transferred to Akron

played 9 of her team’s 26 games, starting three times

hitting .077 (1 hit in 13 at bats)

injury ended her season last year and possibly she
was injured again this season

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elite deaf athlete, a free agent

from a Seattle Seahawks newsletter

Here are three free agent fullbacks Seattle could look to bring in next
season to give them some veteran experience on the offense and on the
special teams

Derrick Coleman
Coleman played with the Seahawks from 2012-2015 after going undrafted out
of UCLA. He is known primarily as the first legally deaf offensive player
in the NFL, but he also carved out a very nice role as a run blocker,
special teamer and occasional threat in the passing game – hauling in all
11 targets for 91 yards and two touchdowns in his time with the Seahawks.

He spent 2017 with the Falcons and last season with the Cardinals, filling
a similar role.

Coleman would be a familiar face for Seattle fans, and would provide a
well-rounded skill set that plays into Seattle’s offense and special teams
needs.

note:
Coleman is playing in a position that is almost extinct in NFL –
fullback.

If he signs with any team for this coming season, it will be because of
his great special teams work.

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random deafsports thoughts

Are deaf athletes that play on hearing college teams
considered to be happy athletes?

DeafDigest Sports thinks many of them are unhappy –
for these reasons – rarely playing, being ignored in
college social life, and pressures of keeping up with
academics in the classroom.

This is just a guess – and maybe DeafDigest Sports
is wrong!

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old newspaper story

a reprint in Los Angeles times

Deaf Basketball Player : Hofsta’s Willie Brown Has Plenty of Heart

illie Brown moved smoothly to the hoop and jammed home two points for
Hofstra University.

A few minutes later, he tried the same maneuver. But this time, the ball
was stripped away by an opposing player from North Carolina Charlotte.

Brown didn’t know he was being pursued. He couldn’t hear the squeak of
basketball shoes or the breathing of the defender. Willie Brown is deaf.

“That’s the weakest part of my game,” Brown, a 6-foot-8 freshman from
Macon, Ga., said through a sign-language translator after the 77-70
victory over UNC-Charlotte. “Because I’m deaf, I can’t hear a player
following me.”

note:

He transferred to Georgia State after playing two seasons at Hofstra

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2019/04/01

DeafDigest Sports – April 1, 2019

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— Gallaudet baseball & softball & track updates

— random deafsports thoughts

— college deaf athlete (women’s lacrosse)

— Maryland in a tough track meet

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Gallaudet updates

baseball
Bison swept by Nittany Lions to begin conference play

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University baseball team lost 11-8 to Penn
St.-Abington on a blustery and cold Sunday afternoon at Hoy Field in a
North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) nine-inning game. The Bison
(7-15, 0-3 NEAC) trailed for the entire game, pulled to within one run,
but could never get ahead of the Nittany Lions (10-9, 3-0 NEAC) on the
opening weekend of conference play.

softball
Bison clipped by Eagles in NEAC doubleheader

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University lost a North Eastern Athletic Conference
(NEAC) softball doubleheader to College of Saint Elizabeth on a blustery
and cool Sunday afternoon at the GU Softball Complex. The Bison (6-10, 0-4
NEAC) lost both games to the Eagles (13-5, 3-1 NEAC) in five innings; the
first game 12-3 and the second game 14-2.

men’s track
Bison return to the track and compete at the Jim Taylor Invitational

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – After two weeks off for spring break, the Gallaudet
University men’s track and field team returned to competition here
Saturday at the Jim Taylor Invitational hosted by Susquehanna University.
There were no team scores kept at this invitational.

Only winner was Freshman Eric Gregory (Metairie, La.) won the 100-meter
dash

women’s track
Wetzel breaks Gallaudet’s triple jump record at Jim Taylor Invitational

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Freshman Hannah Wetzel (Fremont, Calif.) jumped her way
into the Gallaudet University record book here Saturday at the Jim Taylor
Invitational hosted by Susquehanna University. There were no team scores
kept at this invitational.

Wetzel had the top jump of 10.31 meters in the first flight of the women’s
triple jump. Her jump breaks Gallaudet’s old school mark of 10.09 meters
set by Eva De Porcel back on May 1, 1993, at the Mason-Dixon Championships
in Salisbury, Md.

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Maryland track

Patriot Invitational was a tough meet with 20 teams.? Most teams have over
1,000 HS students.

MSD Girls scored 9 points and Boys got 5 points.

Our top placers were as follows:

Triple Jump
Enow Otto – 38′ 6″ (6th place)

Boys 4x100M Relay?
Truth Dorsette, Enow Otto, Fabian Pufhan and Eric Long – 47.54 (7th place)

Shot Put?
Amaree McKenstry – 40′ 5.75″ (7th Place)

300M Intermediate Hurdles?
Sierra Herzig-Wilcox – 52.69 (4th place)
Alyssa Glennon – 54.61 (9th place)

100M High Hurdles
Alyssa Glennon – 18.51 (8th place)

Girls 4x400M Relay
Rajena Guettler, Alyssa Glennon, Sierra Herzig-Wilcox and Citrine Lummer –
4:30.54 (9th place)

Discus
Cassidy Perry – 86′ 6″ (6th place)

Other results:
Girls
100M
Rajena Guettler 13,76
Milana Bielucke 14.48

200M
Citrine Lummer 28.91
Milana Bielucke 29.88

400M
Citrine Lummer 1:07.38

1600M Run
Lera Walkup 7:27.13
Ava Greegor? 7:42.79

100M High Hurdles
Sierra Herzig-Wilcox 18.78
Alina Williamson 19.82

Triple Jump
Citrine Lummer 31′ 8.25
Cha’ Risa Reins 26′ 10″

Shot Put
Cassidy Perry 27′ 3″

High Jump
Alyssa Glennon 4′ 4″

Long Jump
Cassidy Perry 14′ 1.25″

Boys
100M
Enow Otto 12.31
Truth Dorsette 12.35

200M
Eric Long 25.62

400M
Fabian Pufhan 59.57

800M
Miguel Pavao 2:17.72

1600M
Miguel Pavao 5:04.12

Long Jump
Enow Otto 18′ 11″

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college deaf athlete

Katherine Parker

sophomore

women’s lacrosse

University of Connecticut (NCAA-I)

played 6 of her team’s 11 games, starting none

her statistics is nil

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random deafsports thoughts

Has there been a sports stadium (or arena) that has
been located very near a deaf club?

Years ago, DeafDigest Sports editor was in Detroit,
and Went to Detroit Association of the Deaf. It
was located in downtown, just a few blocks, just
an easy walking distance from the home stadium of
Detroit Tigers.

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2019/03/31

DeafDigest Sports – March 31, 2019

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— Gallaudet baseball & softball  updates

— random deafsports thoughts

— college deaf athlete

— Model updates

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Gallaudet updates

baseball
GU drops NEAC opener to Penn St.-Abington

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University was swept here Saturday afternoon by
Penn St.-Abington in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opener
at Hoy Field. The Bison (7-14, 0-2 NEAC) were shut out in the first game,
7-0, and lost the second game by six runs, 11-5, in nine innings to the
Nittany Lions (9-9, 2-0 NEAC).

softball
Bison throw away conference opener to Penn St.-Abington

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University softball team began North Eastern
Athletic Conference (NEAC) play here Saturday as the Bison played host to
Penn St.-Abington. The Bison (6-8, 0-2 NEAC) played a close 4-2 game in
the first contest before losing 21-3 in the second game to the Nittany
Lions (7-10, 4-0 NEAC).

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Model sports

Baseball

Date: Friday, March 29, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Result: Loss

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 1

North Dorchester High School: 8

Model Secondary School for the Deaf CoEd Varsity Track and Field

Track and Field

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Result: Loss

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 1

Multiple Opponents: 8

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Softball

Softball

Date: Friday, March 29, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Result: Loss

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 0

North Dorchester High School: 10

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college deaf athlete

DeafDigest Sports did a short write up on Kentucky’s
Quade Green without realizing he is no longer in
school. He transferred to University of Washington
this past December.

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random deafsports thoughts

Is University of Kentucky making it harder for deaf/
hard of hearing basketball players?

Years back in the early fifties, Houston Nutt played
at Kentucky for one season but then transferred to
Oklahoma State. He was not an impact player at both
colleges.

And now this – Quade Green – see college deaf athlete
story

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