2020/03/11

DeafDigest Sports – March 11, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— boys’ All-American basketball team, as updated

— basketball season continues for one team

— Gallaudet men’s basketball team in the media

— track update

— Gallaudet athletic hall of fame

— Gallaudet softball honors

— Texas baseball & softball

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boys’ All-American basketball team, as updated

All-Americans
Alabama – Cory McKinnie
Arizona – Santana Gonzales
Arkansas – Blake Bunnell
Colorado – Daniel Cruz
Florida – Matthew Guillou
Fremont – Robert Gregor
Lexington – Jayden Orlang
Maryland – Jaden Joseph
Maryland – Enow Otto
Maryland – Miguel Pavao
Model – Joshua Wojnar
Model – Jeremiah Deans
Missouri – Mikal Meriwetheris
New Jersey – Nasir Gurganus
New Mexico – Bruce Brewer, Jr
North Carolina – Chase Futral
Ohio – Jordan James
Oklahoma – Isaiah Holt
Pennsylvania – Jacob Cross
Phoenix – Brian Lynch
Rhode Island – Jayden Elias
Riverside – Dylan Eveland
Rochester – Bode Aggas
St Mary’s – Nick Barrus
Texas – Jack Scarboro
Washington – Juan Ramirez
Western Pennsylvania – David Harclerode
Wisconsin – Levante Sanders

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Meet Gallaudet the only deaf college basketball team in America

https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/original-series/detail/body/body-season-season-1/episodes/meet-gallaudet-the-only-deaf-college-men-s-basketball-team-in-america/

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Gallaudet softball honors

Gallaudet sweeps NEAC Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week honors

LATHAM, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced
its student-athlete of the week awards for March 9 and Gallaudet
University collected both NEAC Player and Pitcher of the Week honors.
Sophomore shortstop Kendall Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) was awarded NEAC
Player of the Week and freshman Christina Elsbury (North Canton, Ohio)
earned the NEAC Pitcher of the Week honor.

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Gallaudet athletic hall of fame

Nominations being accepted for 2020 Gallaudet University Athletics Hall of Fame Class

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University Alumni Association has officially
opened the Athletics Hall of Fame nomination process for 2020 to the
public and will accept nominations until May 1, 2020. A special induction
ceremony, in conjunction with Gallaudet University’s Homecoming Weekend,
will take place on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020.

The induction ceremony, organized by the GU Athletics Department, will be
a ticketed event. An official location, ticket price and start time will
be announced at a later date.

The GU Athletics Hall of Fame recognizes former student-athletes, coaches
or members of the campus that has made a strong impact and brought
recognition, honor and distinction to the University and its
intercollegiate athletics program. A nominee must receive two-thirds vote
of the selection committee to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

If you are interested in nominating someone please review the official GU
Athletics Hall of Fame Guidelines before you complete the GU Athletics
Hall of Fame Nomination Form.

The links are:
http://gallaudet.prestosports.com/hof/pdf/guhof-guidelines.pdf
http://gallaudet.prestosports.com/hof/pdf/guhof-nomination.pdf

It is important to fill out the form completely and include supporting
documents such as old newspaper clippings, statistics and/or old photos to
help the selection committee with their decision. Letters of
recommendation will also be acceptable to submit.

If you have a question or comment about the GU Athletics Hall of Fame
please send your e-mail to halloffame@gallaudet.edu.

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Fremont sports

GAMES THIS WEEK – This week, we have three straight baseball games
starting today.  Our original softball game against Madison Park today and
Thursday has been
cancelled as they couldn’t have enough players to field a team.  We are
gracious for Redwood Christian for being willing to come and play us on
Wednesday despite
the fact that we will play each other two more times because everyone else
is either booked, on spring break, or unable to accommodate in a short
notice.  Let’s
have fun this week!

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK –  ANABEL AMADOR.  Our Track and Field Team’s manager
has been very instrumental in getting our team going for the last three
weeks since the
team has had an early start.  Thank you so much for your time and
contribution, this means a lot!

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Maryland track

STA/NCS Home Meet 3/10 – Track & Field Meet

Boys St. Albans 366
Maryland School for the Deaf 107

100m – Jamaal Porter 12.97
200m – Jamaal Porter 27.40
400m – Ethan Guettler 1:00.38
400m – Jory Valencia 1:05.07
1600m – Miguel Pavao 5:13.85
4x400m Relay  3:57.55 (Enow Otto, MIguel Pavao, Ethan Guettler, Jory Valencia)
Shot Put – Amaree McKenstry 43′ 10″
Shot Put – Amine Hafid 31′ 3″
Discus – Amaree McKenstry  79′ 4″
High Jump – Enow Otto 5′ 4″
Long Jump – Enow Otto  20′ 5″
Triple Jump – Enow Otto  39′ 1″
Triple Jump – Jamaal Porter  34′ 8″

Girls
National Cathedral for Girls  289
Maryland School for the Deaf  86

100m – Milana Bielucke  15.03
100m – Chelsea Iyere  15.50
200m – Citrine Lummer 29.45
200m Milana Bielucke 31.40
400m – Citrine Lummer 1:20.56
800m – Yireh Sanchez 3:33.42
1600m – Lera Walkup 7:20.67
4x100m Relay – 57.19 (Arabella Bielucke, MIlana Bielucke, Chelsea Iyere, Citrine
Lummer)
Shot Put – Ashley Ober 21′ 10.5″
Discus – Ashley Ober  60′ 10.5″
Triple Jump – Citrine Lummer 32′ 10″

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Michigan boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

Michigan boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

Genesee Christian 78, New Standard 61

Sophomore Lewis Jones had 23 points and six rebounds for Genesee
Christian, which raised its record to 10-11 while advancing to the
Division 4 semifinal at 5 p.m. Wednesday against Michigan School for the
Deaf at Genesee

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Texas baseball & softball

TSD Baseball

Columbus HS, 8
TSD, 2

Hill Country Christian, 6
TSD, 0

Record: 0-6

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DIBF Americas region, basketball

General Information
https://assc-cdsa.com/en/event/pan-american-basketball-qualification-pan-american-tennis-tournament/ [assc-cdsa.com]

Basketball
https://assc-cdsa.com/en/pan-american-basketball-qualification/ [assc-cdsa.com]

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random DeafSports thoughts

There was a story of University of Nebraska recruiting two
football players to play in the Big Ten tournament. The
team was down to 7 players. These two football players have
played high school basketball.

Can’t happen to Gallaudet?

It did – several times. In the sixties, Gallaudet wrestling
team did not have wrestlers in some weight divisions because
of injuries and there were no back up wrestlers in these
weights.

Coach Thompson Clayton would recruit some students,
especially those that were either strong or had some past
wrestling experience and ask them to wrestle at the last
minute in some meets.

He knew these wrestlers would not win their meets but just
asked them – do not get pinned. A pin would cost Gallaudet
five points while a decision would cost three points. To
Clayton, saving two points was valuable.

Yes, he got away with some meet wins, using these
emergency wrestlers!

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2020/03/10

DeafDigest Sports – March 10, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— girls’ All-American basketball team and other honors

— basketball updates

— elite pro billiards player

— new player with a college basketball team

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girls’ All-American basketball team and other honors

All-Americans
Alabama – Alesia Jaramillo
Arkansas – Kiley Rhodes
Colorado – Priscilla Needs
Florida – Olivia Brown
Fremont – Esther Biser
Iowa – Molly McEvoy
Lexington – Ava Vitucci
Maryland – Crystal Salit
Maryland – Citrine Lummer
Minnesota – Dalina Schwartz
Model – Isabella Bucci
New Mexico – Mya Malone
Ohio – Sabina Bajgai
Oklahoma – Jacey Pawpa
Pennsylvania – Maysan Id-deen
Phoenix – Joannah Vasel
Rhode Island – Yasmin Sicaju
Riverside – Bree Goldstein
Rochester – McKenna Girod
South Carolina – Ashley Moss
St Mary’s – Kioney Alvira Jurado
Texas – Ashley Harlicker
Texas – Ashlene Etkie
Texas – Kalena Bumbala
Texas – Jewel Rocha
Washington – Emma McKinney
Western Pennsylvania – Danielle Fisher
Wisconsin – Madison Bongard

Team of the Year, Overall – Texas School for the Deaf

Coach of the Year, Overall – Brian Sipek, Texas

Player of the Year, Overall  – Bree Goldstein, Riverside

note:
one school would have been the Small Schools Team of the Year;
that school was not invited to submit nominations because it
stopped submitting scores and team updates despite repeated
requests, and therefore it became ineligible. For that reason,
the Team of the Year honor has been vacated. Hopefully things
will resume normalcy next season.

DeafDigest Sports hates to vacate a Team of the Year honor
because the players have worked so hard to make their
season a success only to have the national honor denied them.
It has happened once in the past to one school, and scars
still remain.

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Michigan boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

district playoffs

Wednesday – Genesee Christian-New Standard winner vs. Michigan School for
the Deaf

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New Mexico boys’ basketball

Maxwell 82

Roadrunners 48

The boys opened the first round of the state Class A playoffs with a 82-48
loss to the host team, Maxwell. The state’s number 2 seeded team had a
height and depth
advantage but the Boys were in the game from the start, with an opening
7-0 run before Maxwell clawed back to tie the game at the end of the 1st
quarter 9-9. In the
second quarter, their size and speed combined with an ability to
consistently make 3-point shots enabled them to jump ahead. In the fourth
quarter, we were able to
get within 15 but no further. Senior Luis  Villalobos closed out his
career with 25 points and 13 rebounds. Sophomore Bruce Brewer, battling
illness, contributed 14
points and 7 rebounds. The team completes their season at 17-9 with only
one senior graduating and no juniors.

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elite deaf athlete

Shane Van Boenig, South Dakota

professional billiards player

past of newspaper story

Rapid City Stevens graduate Shane Van Boening was a member of the Team USA
billiards squad that retained the Mosconi Cup, 11-8 over Team Europe
at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

The Mosconi Cup matches the five best billiards players from the USA
against the five best players from Europe over four days of playing.

Van Boenig is profoundly deaf but functions as a hearing person.

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college deaf basketball player

Jessica Velazquez

will be a freshman with the women’s basketball
team at Hope College (NCAA-III, Michigan)

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random DeafSports thoughts

A deaf schools athletic director wanted to know the
difference between Big Schools and Small Schools
(and especially Divison I and Division II)

Big Schools are these Clerc teams – Maryland, Model,
Indiana, Texas, Fremont and Riverside. And sometimes,
in certain cases, Alabama and Florida.

For all practical purposes, Big Schools is the same as
Division I and Small Schools as Divison II.

DeafDigestSports just calls these schools either
Big or Small, and not Division I and Division II.

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2020/03/09

DeafDigest Sports – March 8-9, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet baseball & softball updates

— elite deaf tennis player

— highly involved in the background with the Olympics

— deaf coach of high school team wins state championship

— make-believe Gallaudet basketball in NCAA-III

— boys’ All-American basketball team and other honors

— Gallaudet softball wins after being down 6 runs

— a basketball score

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boys’ All-American basketball team and other honors

All-Americans
Alabama – Cory McKinnie
Arizona – Santana Gonzales
Arkansas – Blake Bunnell
Colorado – Daniel Cruz
Florida – Matthew Guillou
Fremont – Robert Gregor
Lexington – Jayden Orlang
Maryland – Jaden Joseph
Maryland – Enow Otto
Maryland – Miguel Pavao
Model – Joshua Wojnar
Model – Jeremiah Deans
Missouri – Mikal Meriwetheris
New Jersey – Nasir Gurganus
North Carolina – Chase Futral
Oklahoma – Isaiah Holt
Pennsylvania – Jacob Cross
Phoenix – Brian Lynch
Rhode Island – Jayden Elias
Riverside – Dylan Eveland
Rochester – Bode Aggas
Texas – Jack Scarboro
Washington – Juan Ramirez
Western Pennsylvania – David Harclerode
Wisconsin – Levante Sanders

Team of the year, Big Schools – Maryland SD
Team of the year, Small Schools – Alabama SD

Player of the Year, Big Schools – Joshua Wojnar, Model
Player of the year, Small Schools – Isaiah Holt, Oklahoma

Coach of the Year, all schools – Jason Sledd, Oklahoma

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Girls’ basketball

honors will be announced tomorrow (Tuesday)

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Gallaudet baseball

Gallaudet sweeps Clarks Summit

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University baseball team swept Clarks Summit
University in non-conference doubleheader here Saturday at Hoy Field. The
Bison (4-7) won the first game, 3-1, before dominating the Defenders (0-4)
in the second contest, 23-2.

GU’s Lane hits home run against Christopher Newport

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University baseball team dropped a
non-conference contest against Christopher Newport University here Sunday
at Hoy Field, 18-5.

The Bison (4-8) were held scoreless over the first six innings of play,
while the Captains (9-4) plated 15 runs to put the game out of reach.

Gallaudet scored its first run in the seventh inning off a solo home run
from senior Winston Lane III (Brooklyn Center, Minn.) over the left field
fence. The Bison’s best inning came in the eighth frame when they scored
four runs. Sophomore Josh Dugan (San Antonio, Texas) started the rally
with a RBI single to left field. Lane brought in the next run on a
sacrifice fly, followed by a RBI single to right center by senior Austin
Altman (Irvine, Calif.). Freshman Elijah Solomon (Flushing, N.Y.) capped
off the run as he knocked in the fourth run with a single through the left
side.

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Gallaudet softball

Bison run past Defenders in non-conference sweep at home

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University softball team swept visiting Clarks
Summit University here Saturday on a cold and blustery Saturday afternoon
at the GU Softball Complex. The Bison won the first game, 8-0 in six
innings, and took the second game by 17 runs with a 22-5 victory in five
innings.

GU battles back from six down to beat WAU

TAKOMA PARK, Md. – The Gallaudet University softball team faced its first
stern test of the season here Sunday on the road against Washington
Adventist University, a NAIA program, and came away with an 11-8 win in
seven innings.

The Bison (5-0) received a shock from Washington Adventist (1-1) as the
home team went up 6-0 after the first inning.

Gallaudet battled back and scored the next nine runs, over the course of
four innings, to take a 9-6 lead into the sixth inning.

WAU tried to rally in the bottom of the sixth as the Shock scored one run
to cut the margin to two, 9-7. The Shock had runners on second and third
base with one out but the next batter hit into a double play. The WAU
batter grounded out to the pitcher and then GU got the runner going from
third to home to end the inning.

In the top of the seventh inning, freshman Kaitlyn Ruble (Findlay, Ohio)
blasted a two-run home run high over the left field fence to put the game
out of reach.

Freshman Christina Elsbury (North Canton, Ohio) came on to pitch after the
Shock jumped out to an early lead in the first inning. Elsbury steadied
the ship and went the distance for her third win in two days. The freshman
right-hander allowed two runs on five hits, walked none and struck out
seven in seven innings pitched.

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Gallaudet men’s track

Bison relay teams set the tone in season opener at Lloyd Sigler Spring Meet

SALISBURY, Md. – The Gallaudet University men’s track and field team
traveled to the Lloyd Sigler Spring Meet hosted by Salisbury University
here Saturday to begin the outdoor season.

Freshman Gareth Ashton (Austin, Texas) had one of the finishes for the
Bison with a first-place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.77
seconds. He also took second in the 100-meter dash (11.17).

In the 400-meter dash, sophomore Eric Gregory (Metairie, La.) and
sophomore Jack Gray (Atherton, Calif) placed first (52.99) and second
(53.33), respectively.

The 4×100 meter relay team consisting of freshman Jacob Stevens (Tularosa,
N.M.), freshman Preston Garrett (Georgetown, Texas), Ashton and Gregory
crossed the line in first place with a recorded time of 44.88 seconds.

Gallaudet’s 4×400 meter relay team of Stevens, Gray, Marc Wallace (Panama
City Beach, Fla.) and Gregory placed second with a time of 3:40.87 just
behind the Gloucester Community College team, who clocked in at 3:37.47.

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Gallaudet women’s track

Gallaudet begins the season at the Lloyd Sigler Spring Meet

SALISBURY, Md. – The Gallaudet University women’s track and field team
traveled to the Lloyd Sigler Spring Meet hosted by Salisbury University
here Saturday to begin the outdoor season.

Freshman Midajah Davis (Roanoke, Va.) won the shot put with a toss of
11.89 meters.

In the javelin throw, junior Sabrina Hernandez (Ashland, Va.) finished
fifth with a mark of 22.06 meters.

Senior Fatuma Ali (Tucson, Ariz.) and freshman Abigail Barker (Knoxville,
Tenn.) came in fourth (1:22.97) and fifth (1:38.81), respectively, in the
400-meter dash.

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

make-believe Gallaudet basketball in NCAA-III

Gallaudet struggled this basketball season with a
5-20 record. But look at this:

Penn State-Harrisburg 104
Johns Hopkins University 96

Hopkins was ranked #6 in the nation
Gallaudet defeated Penn State Harrisburg 67-62

Penn State Harrisburg, however, lost 102-83 in the
following game and was eliminated

On a given day, a team with a losing record can defeat
a NCAA-III bound team, and Gallaudet did!

It clearly shows that Gallaudet is as competitive
as any one of these nation’s better NCAA-III teams

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New Mexico boys’ basketball

state playoffs

#2 Maxwell 82, #15 New Mexico School for the Deaf 48

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high school basketball

Brian Cronin, who is deaf, played for the USA Deaflympics
basketball team that won a gold medal years back.

He coaches the St. Andrews boys’ basketball team in
Jackson, Mississippi.

His team won the state championship two nights ago, repeating
the feat two years ago.

One of his players is the son of Arness Georgetown, the
long time football coach at Mississippi School for
the Deaf

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elite deaf tennis player

part of newspaper story

Davis Cup qualifying started Friday

Italy vs South Korea

Italian number one and world 11 Fabio Fognini after cruising past
251-ranked Lee Duck-hee 6-0, 6-3 in just over an hour at the Circolo
Tennis venue.

note:
Duck-hee is deaf. He is the 2nd known deaf tennis
player to participate in Davis Cup. The first one
was Shovon Jamaly, Bangladesh in the 1990’s.
Jamaly enrolled at Gallaudet in the English-enrichment
classes, hoping to enroll as a full time student, and
to play for the Gallaudet tennis team. It didn’t work out.

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highly involved with the Olympics in the background

Melissa Scott was born deaf but functioned as a hearing
person all her life, thanks to her hearing aids.

Over the years she served on the Japanese Olympic Committee
in 1992, served as referee with USA Cycling and USA Rowing,
and also as coach of some Olympic rowers in the early
2000’s.

Has she helped us with our Deaflympics? Probably not.

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random DeafSports thoughts

Luis Perez (not deaf), is a QB with XFL’s
New York Guardians.

Before moving up the football ladder, he
begain his junior college career as
the 9th string quarterback with
Southwestern College (CA) as a
walk-on QB, the 9th string QB on the
depth chart.

Because of injuries and transfers
he quickly moved up from 9th string
to first string.

This reminds DeafDigest Sports of a past
Gallaudet quarterback who began the
season as a 5th stringer. Few weeks
later he became the starter.

Who was that QB?

Walter Ripley (in the 1979 season).

He is currently a long time coach and
AD at Alabama School for the Deaf.

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2020/03/07

DeafDigest Sports – March 7, 2020

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— baseball & softball updates

— Gallaudet softball doubleheader double-no hitter sweep

— a Fremont basketball wrap-up

— college deaf basketball player

— elite deaf baseball player

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Gallaudet softball

Gallaudet begins the season with a sweep of Trinity Washington

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University softball team opened its 2020 season
on a chilly Friday evening at home with a sweep of Trinity Washington
University.

The Bison (2-0) dominated the doubleheader, with 17-1 and 14-1 wins, both
in five innings against the visiting Tigers (0-2).

Game 1: Gallaudet 17, Trinity Washington 1 (F/5)
Freshman Emma Giuntoli (Austin, Texas) tossed a no-hitter striking out 12
in the process. Gallaudet scored eight runs in the first inning and never
looked back. Freshman Ariel Senics (Fishers, Ind.) finished with six RBI
and two inside-the-park home runs, with one coming in the first inning and
the other in the third.

Game 2: Gallaudet 14, Trinity Washington 1 (F/5)
Gallaudet scored seven runs in the first inning en route to a 14-1 victory
in game two. With a runner on second, Senics hit her third inside-the-park
home run on the evening as the Bison led, 4-0. Karolina Bednarczyk
(Queens, N.Y) followed with a home run of her own to extend Gallaudet’s
advantage.

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Fremont boys’ basketball

On March 4th, the Boys Basketball and Cheerleading season finally ended
and we shifted to spring mode full-time.  I wanted to take this time to
congratulate the
teams for getting to the Section Championship Game and the State Playoffs.
While we did not win, we carried over a huge goal to next year.

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Texas baseball & softball

Baseball

Peter Garza Invitational
Brentwood Chrisitan, 19
TSD, 3

San Marcos Academy, 12
TSD, 1

Record: 0-4

Softball
Austin Royals, 5
TSD, 23

Record: 1-0

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college deaf basketball player

Rogers Printup

senior

University of California at Davis (NCAA-I)

started 11 of his team’s 21 games, didn’t play in 10 other games

averaged 3.5 points per game

averaged 16.4 minutes per game

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elite deaf baseball player

Tyson Gillies

listed on the roster of Team Canada baseball team

over the years he had an up and down minor league
career for many different teams

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random DeafSports thoughts

It is always amazing for basketball players
to immediately switch to baseball and softball
and track after their seasons end so close to first
games of the season.

It ideally would require maybe a couple of
weeks of practice before getting ready for
the season’s openers.

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2020/03/06

DeafDigest Sports – March 6, 2020

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— Team of the Year announcement, boys’ basketball explanation

— update in powerlifting

— baseball & softball updates

— varsity vs alumni basketball

— Gallaudet softball preview

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Reasons for Maryland as Team of the Year in Big Schools basketball

A. In Clerc:
Maryland won the Clerc
Model was the runner ups in Clerc
Texas finished 3rd in Clerc
Fremont finished 4th in Clerc

B. What is Clerc:
more or less a “NCAA-I” mid-season tournament
for top deaf school teams

C. In maxpreps:
Maryland was ranked 6956th best in the nation
Fremont was ranked 8720th best in the nation
Model was ranked 9130th best in the nation
Texas was ranked 10079th best in the nation

D. Maxpreps’ strength of schedule:
Maryland strength is -5.7
Model strength is -7.3
Fremont strength is -8.7
Texas strength is -8.9

E. Difficult to explain strength of schedule but
it can be said that Maryland’s hearing opponents
are stronger compared to other schools’s hearing
opponents (Model,  Fremont and Texas)

F. Accuracy:
Is maxpreps 100 percent accurate? No, but no such
different ratings systems are 100 percent accurate
either.

G. Comment:
Model, Fremont and Maryland had great seasons whereas
Texas lurked as a dangerous darkhorse (three of these
schools had 20 plus wins while Model was one win
short of getting 20 wins). These four teams got
their quality wins over local hearing teams.

And finally, most important factor of them all –
head to head competition – Maryland defeated
Model and Fremont.

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Gallaudet softball preview

Season Preview – Bison healthy and ready for the 2020 season

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University softball is healthy and ready for
the 2020 season after being stricken with many injuries last year. The
Bison return six players, who have another year under their belts ready
for the grind of the softball season ahead of them.

GU head coach Justen Burns, now in his fourth year at the helm, is
optimistic about his Bison squad this season. The addition of several new
players along with the return of a handful of key veteran players should
help Gallaudet’s chances to move up the conference standings.

“There is already a big difference between this year and last year now
that the foundation has been built,” said Burns. “We are picking up things
at a much faster pace which is exciting to see and we are excited to see
where we can continue to grow this year.”

Here is a breakdown of the 2020 Gallaudet softball team.

2019 Review
Record: 12-20
NEAC Record: 4-14
Highlights: Hannah Neild named to Google Cloud Academic All-America NCAA
Division III Softball Third Team and Google Cloud Academic All-District
Softball First Team.
Awards: Neild and Jacklyn Zacarias selected to the All-NEAC second and
third teams, respectively.

TOP RETURNERS
Kendall Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.), So., Shortstop/First Base
After a strong freshman campaign, Hudson returns to help lead a young
Bison team. Last season, she tallied 36 hits, 12 RBI and 16 stolen bases.
She also posted a .942 fielding percentage from the middle of the diamond.

Kate Lorenzo (Omaha, Neb.), So., Outfield
The Omaha, Neb., native returns this year as a veteran outfielder. In her
freshman season, Lorenzo tallied 14 hits, 10 runs and four stolen bases.
In the outfield she maintained a strong fielding percentage of .870.

MPACT ADDITIONS
Emma Giuntoli (Austin, Texas), Fr., Catcher/First Base/Pitcher
After a season ending shoulder injury last season, Giuntoli returns in
full health as a red-shirt freshman for the Bison. She will be utilized in
several different positions for the Bison; however, she will bring her
strength and experience behind the plate catching and from the mound.

Christina Elsbury (North Canton, Ohio), Fr., Pitcher/Second Base/Outfield
Elsbury joins the Bison bringing a great deal of competitive experience to
the table. “She is a talented player who shows immense grit and motivation
while on the diamond,” said Burns. She is expected to bring some speed to
the base paths, as well as consistent pitching for the Bison.

Ariel Senics (Fishers, Ind.), Fr., Third Base/Catcher
Senics enters her freshman season after being sidelined last year due to
injury.  She is a solid all-around player with strong leadership skills;
however, Burns is excited to see her step into the power hitter role for
the Bison this season.

QUOTING COACH
“We have high expectations for this season. I believe our team is
committed to accomplishing in different ways. We have a young, but
talented team, balanced with six returning and 14 new student-athletes.
Our team is excited to get started this season,” Justen Burns, Gallaudet
University softball head coach

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW
The NEAC softball league is one of great competitiveness; however, despite
the challenging schedule in front of them, the GU softball team has set a
season goal of finishing in the top three in the NEAC Southern Division.

Aside from their playoff hopes, the softball team has their eyes out for
their doubleheader vs Penn St.-Berks on Sunday, March 29, at noon.
Gallaudet has yet to beat Penn St.-Berks in the past three years and they
are excited at the opportunity bring that streak to a close.

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Fremont boys’ basketball

March 4

NorCal California Interscholastic Federation Division VI Playoffs

#7 CSD – 41
#2 Ripon Christian – 64

CSD has concluded their season with 24-7 record, 9-1 League.

Season Highlights: 18-1 record at home,  two 9-win streaks, won 4th annual
CSD Classic Championship, Bay Counties League championship both Regular
Season and
Playoffs and qualified for State Playoffs for second time in school
history.

The Eagles will miss our 4 seniors – #11 Leonardo Vergara, #20 Miles
Gonzalez, #22 Eli Geha and #25 Calel Olicia-Aramboles and wish them the
best of luck in the
future.

CSD will return 6 seniors and 1 junior next season with several players
from Junior Varsity joining Varsity next season. Our JV had 5 sophomores &
7 freshmen this
season and the basketball program has been rebuilt with a bright future
ahead of us.

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Louisiana powerlifting

Check out results from the LHSAA East Regional powerlifting meet

part of newspaper story

Boys

Team scores: 1. Denham Springs, 64. 2. Episcopal, 22. 3. Zachary, 15. 4.
Live Oak, 14. 5. Slaughter Charter, 13. 6. St. Thomas Aquinas, 12. 7.
Woodlawn, 12. 8. Springfield, 9. 9. Sumner, 7. 10. Holden, 6. 11. St.
Helena Central, 6. 12. Runnels, 5. 13. La. School for the Deaf, 3. 14.
Central, 2. 15. Independence, 2. 16. St. Michael, 2. 17. French
Settlement, 1. 18. Port Allen, 1.

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Riverside Baseball & Softball

We played Lucerne Valley today at home.

Baseball – we won 10-6. Record: 1-3.
Softball – we won 9-8. Record: 1-3.

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WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA ALUMNI NIGHT

WPSD ALUMNI 51 – WPSD 70

17 ALUMNI PLAYERS
V. WOJTON III (HEAD COACH) – 1 point

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random DeafSports thoughts

This is the last call for All-American nominations
in boys and girls basketball for the invited
schools.

Next week – All-American teams will be
announced along with other individual
honors.

If you have been invited and have not
submitted the nomination, then your
best player would have missed out on
this honor.

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2020/03/05

DeafDigest Sports – March 5, 2020

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball updates

— Team of the Year announcement, boys’ basketball

— Gallaudet baseball

— another honor for Noah

— baseball updates

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DeafDigest Sports boys’ basketball top 10 rankings

note: DeafDigest Sports used to post on an annual
basis, these toop 10 rankings in basketball, volleyball,
soccer and football, but stopped it in the early 2000’s.

It is being resumed.

1. Maryland – won Clerc and outranked all deaf teams in maxpreps
(Big Schools Team of the Year)

2. Model – finished runner ups at Clerc

3. Texas – finished third in Clerc
& tied with Fremont that blossomed after the Clerc

4. Alabama – the best among these non-Clerc schools
(Small Schools Team of the Year

5. Florida – runner ups to Alabama in Mason-Dixon
6. Oklahoma – won Great Plains
7. New Mexico – runner ups to Oklahoma in Great Plains

8. Arizona – won Western Schools
& tied with Lexington, ESDAA-I runner ups

9. Washington – finished runner ups to Arizona
10. St Mary’s – won ESDAA-II

note:  No ESDAA-I champion? Correct. The top finisher
has not given DeafDigest Sports their basketball
scores all season!

next week – All-American and individual honors
announcements

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Gallaudet’s Noah Valencia named Jostens Trophy finalist

SALEM, Va. – Gallaudet University men’s basketball senior guard Noah
Valencia (Riverside, Calif.) was named a finalist for the 2020 Jostens
Trophy announced Tuesday by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC).

The Jostens Trophy is awarded to the outstanding NCAA Division III men’s
and women’s basketball players who excel on the court, in the classroom,
and in the community

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Gallaudet baseball

Catholic defeats Gallaudet 19-4

GU got on the scoreboard in the fourth inning with three runs. The first
two Bison batters got out before they rallied for two runs. Senior Frank
Diaz (Far Rockaway, N.Y.) singled home fellow senior Austin Altman
(Irvine, Calif.) with a RBI single through the right side of the infield.
Two batters later, sophomore Josh Dugan (San Antonio, Texas) doubled home
Diaz and sophomore Bryan Ramos-Navarro (Springfield, Mass.).

The Bison added one more run in the sixth after they loaded the bases and
senior Connor Rosko (Austin, Texas) got his by a pitch to force home a
run.

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Michigan boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

Wednesday March 11 – Genesee Christian-New Standard winner vs. Michigan
School for the Deaf, 5 p.m.; Genesee vs. International Academy of Flint, 7
p.m.

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Model baseball

coaches are:
Head Coach: Kenny Long
Assistant Coaches: Kyle Gumm,  Blake Phillips

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Texas baseball

TSD baseball opened their season against Austin Royals followed by Brentwood Christian.

Austin Royals, 11
TSD, 0

TSD, 2
Brentwood Christian, 16

Record: 0-2

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Wheelchair basketball

Both the Cincinnati Dragons Varsity Wheelchair Basketball Team and the
Cincinnati Royals Wheelchair Basketball Team have qualified for the
national wheelchair basketball tournament by finishing in the top 16 in
the final regular season rankings.  Both tournaments will take place in
Wichita next week.

The Dragons will enter the tournament as the #5 seed and play the #12 seed
Lakeshore Lakers (Birmingham) in the first round next Friday.  The Dragons
defeated the Lakers 4 times in the regular season last year but this will
be their first meeting this season.  Kerwin Haake, deaf junior from
Lexington KY, is the Dragons’ starting point guard.

The Royals will enter the adult Division II tournament as the #2 seed and
will play the #15 seed Sioux Falls in the opening round next Thursday.
This will be the Royals’ first trip to the national tournament since 2016
when they finished in 15th place.  The Royals have 2 deaf players – Kerwin
Haake (mentioned above) and Tim Fausnaugh but unfortunately Fausnaugh will
not be able to travel to the national tournament.

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random DeafSports thoughts

It has beome more frequent that DeafDigest Sports
receives requests to help with fund raising
and/or to make individual donations for
deaf athletes in international competition.

People that make these requests has never
communicated with DeafDigest Sports editor
in the past on anything related to deaf
sports.

Communication is important and they just
don’t!

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2020/03/04

DeafDigest Sports – March 4, 2020

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball updates

— Team of the Year announcement, as revised

— flag football update

— baseball and softball updates

— Gallaudet joins new conference in 2020-21 for track and field

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Top 10 girls’ basketball teams (as revised)

1. Texas – no question about it, they were just overwhelming
2. Maryland – the best of all teams that is not Texas!
3. Riverside – impressed very well at Clerc
4. Model – gave opponents fits at Clerc

5. Florida – finished runner ups at Mason-Dixon &
tied with Lexington, ESDAA-I champions

6. Western Pennsylvania – finished runnerups at ESDAA-I
7. Oklahoma – won Great Plains
8. New Mexico – runnerups to Oklahoma
9. Rochester – won ESDAA-II
10. Phoenix – runnerups in Western Schools

note:
A school filed an appeal for reconsideration in this
Top 10 girls’ team rankings.

After considerable discussions back and forth, the above
list is revised.

Thank you for bearing with DeafDigest Sports

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Gallaudet outdoor track and field

Gallaudet to join CSAC as associate member in outdoor track and field in 2020-21

ROSEMONT, Pa. – The Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) is proud to
announce that Gallaudet University has been accepted as an associate
member in men’s and women’s outdoor track and field for the 2020-2021
season.

Gallaudet, currently a member of the North Eastern Athletic Conference
(NEAC), will join Alfred State College, Cedar Crest College, Keystone
College, Notre Dame of Maryland University and Penn State
University-Behrend as participating members in track and field. The Bison
will be immediately eligible for All-CSAC awards and the conference’s
track and field championship

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Florida girls’ flag football

part of newspaper story

St. Augustine loses inaugural flag football game to FSDB

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind defeated St. Augustine in
the Yellow Jackets’ inaugural flag football game on Monday night.

The Dragons held St. Augustine scoreless for the final 17:20 of the game
to win 28-25.

St. Augustine’s offense, which featured Meeks at center, Erin Smith and
Laila Bray at tackles, Kyra Stauble, Makayla Daniels and Connor at wide
receiver and Major at quarterback turned the ball over on downs on its
first possession.

The Yellow Jackets responded by scoring touchdowns on four of its next
five possessions.

FHSAA flag football
FSDB 28, St. Augustine 25

F  7 13 8 0– 28

SA 7 12 6 0– 25

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Iowa Girls Basketball

Finished the season with a respectable 9 & 11 record.  The team of only 6
players snapped a 40 game losing streak,

had a 6 game winning streak, and finished 6th at GPSD.   By far the best
team I’ve had in my 5 years as
the girls coach.  Best player was senior Molly McEvoy.  15 pts, 5.3
assists, 4 steals, and 5 rebounds per game
averages.  She will be deeply missed.  Next year we will be very
inexperienced.

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Lexington basketball

ESDAA Boys Basketball: Second Place
We did not qualify for PSAA Playoffs
Record: 9-10

Girls Basketball:
We also failed to enter PSAA playoffs as well.

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Riverside baseball & softball

Arrowhead Christian School came to our place and conquered us in baseball
and softball. Softball, we lost 17-0. Record: 0-3. Baseball, we lost 35-2.
Record: 0-3.

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random DeafSports thoughts

Does DeafDigest Sports editor listen to comments
from coaches and athletic directors?

the editor relies on a small group of “advisors”
for feedback and for comments

Who are these advisors?

Sorry. It is confidential.

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2020/03/03

DeafDigest Sports – March 3, 2020

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball updates

— Gallaudet baseball

— Team of the Year announcement

— 2020 Spike Out teams

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DeafDigest Sports girls’ basketball top 10 rankings

note: DeafDigest Sports used to post on an annual
basis, these top 10 rankings in basketball, volleyball,
soccer and football, but stopped it in the early 2000.

It is being resumed.

1. Texas – no question about it, they were just overwhelming
2. Maryland – the best of all teams that is not Texas!
3. Riverside – impressed very well at Clerc
4. Model – gave opponents fits at Clerc
5. Florida – finished runner ups at Mason-Dixon
6. Western Pennsylvania – finished runnerups at ESDAA-I
7. Oklahoma – won Great Plains
8. New Mexico – runner ups to Oklahoma
9. Rochester – won ESDAA-II
10. Phoenix – runner ups in Western Schools

note:
Some better teams were not ranked. Why? These
schools stopped giving DeafDigest Sports their
scores! They stopped despite repeated warnings
and repeated requests.

Next up is boys’ top 10 team rankings. Season is
still continuing for few schools.

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2020 Spike Out Teams

Division 1 (7 teams)
Florida
Texas
Indiana
Riverside
Fremont
Model
Maryland

Division 2 (teams)
Washington
Minnesota
Kansas
Mississippi
Lexington
Marie Philip School
Fanwood
Western Pennsylvania

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Gallaudet baseball

The Gallaudet University baseball team fell to Washington College

The Bison (2-6) fell behind quick as the visiting Shoremen (2-1) scored
eight runs in the first inning and later plated four runs in the third to
chase GU starting pitcher Elijah Watters (Victorville, Calif.).

Gallaudet got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third. Sophomore
Mitchell Dolinar (Las Vegas, Nev.) tripled to left-center field and junior
Darren Drolsbaugh (Lansdale, Pa.) got on due to a hit by pitch. The Bison,
with runners at the corners, pulled off a double steal as Dolinar dashed
home to tally GU’s first run. Washington College starting pitcher Nick
Brauer walked the next two batters to load the bases and then hit senior
Austin Altman (Irvine, Calif.) to force home a run. After a pitching
change, the Shoremen got out of the jam and got the final two outs as the
Bison left the bases loaded.

GU loaded the bases, again, in the bottom of the fourth when sophomore
Josh Dugan (San Antonio, Texas) walked, Dolinar singled and Dolsbaugh
walked. That set the stage for senior Gilwon Seo (Hongseong, South Korea)
to single home two runs with a single through the right side of the
infield. Senior Winston Lane III (Brooklyn Center, Minn.) followed and
drew a walk to load the bases before Shoremen pitcher Jay Nesson struck
out the next two batters to end the threat.

Final score was 20-6

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Fremont sports

NCS CHAMPIONSHIP AND NORCAL –

Our Boys Basketball team didn’t play our best game and lost to Ferndale in
the NCS Championship game that we hosted on Saturday 60-42.  We still
would like to thank
everyone for their support all season and coming out.  The team along with
Cheerleaders are fortunate to get to play in the CIF NorCal State Playoffs
as the number
7 seed and will go to #2 Ripon Christian on Wednesday.  Good luck!

BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL OPENER –

We have our Softball home opener on Thursday against Menlo Atherton and
Baseball hosts Ace Charter.  Tomorrow, Softball will go to Oakland
Military and Baseball
away game was rescheduled to a doubleheader on 3/26.  Our Track team will
also play at BCL #1 on Wednesday and Sunset Invitational on Saturday!

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Fremont boys’ basketball

Feb 29

North Coast Section Championship

#4 Ferndale 60
#2 CSD 42

“Defense wins championships” our team chose the wrong game to not have our
defense show up. Ferndale went on a 12-0 run in the first quarter when it
was 6-5 to make
it 18-5 and never looked back at that point.

CSD should be proud of their turnaround in the past three seasons and
finished as far as we could.
2017-18 – 11-15
2018-19 – 12-15 (First season with Coach Weinstock, lost NCS First Round)
2019-20 – 24-6 (NCS Runner-up)

However our season is not finished as we have qualified for the CIF NorCal
State Playoffs for the second time in school history.

#7 seeded CSD will play at #2 seeded Ripon Christian who won their
Sacramento-Joaquin Section Championship on Wednesday March 4 at 7:00 pm.

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Indiana boys’ basketball

season continues for that team

part of newspaper story

Sectional 58 at Bethesda Christian
Matchups: Tuesday, International (9-9) vs. Indiana Math & Science (6-17),
7 p.m.; Wednesday, Metropolitan (14-10) vs. Traders Point Academy (3-18),
6 p.m.; Bethesda Christian (9-13) vs. Riverside (4-13), 7:30 p.m.; Friday,
Indiana Deaf (5-15) vs. International-Indiana Math & Science winner, 6
p.m.; Metropolitan-Traders Point winner vs. Bethesda Christian-Riverside
winner, 7:30 p.m.; Championship, 7:30 p.m. Saturday

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Model boys’ basketball

the loss to KIPP-DC (next door campus) was probably unfair.

That school has over 1,200 students as opposed to MSSD’s
approximately 170 students. And they were playing on
MSSD’s level – not a level playing field.

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New Mexico boys’ basketball

Our boys made it to State for basketball!  We will play vs Maxwell High
School on Saturday, March 7th at 5 pm for the 1st round of NMAA basketball
state
tournament:  Congratulations to the NMSD boys basketball team!

See below for coaches comments about last Friday’s district championship
game..

Jemez Valley 69

NMSD 52

The boys ended their season at 17-8 with a loss in the District
championship game at JV’s home court. The game was tight all the way until
the last four minutes of
the 4th quarter when the home court Warriors went on a quick run to pull
out the victory.

The short handed Roadrunners suited up 6 boys and the lack of depth hurt
against the deep Warriors, who suited up at least 8 seniors.

Freshman Kieran Vollmar has 18 points and 11 rebounds, with sophomore
Bruce Brewer having 17 points and 3 rebounds. Senior Luis Villalobos had
12 points and 13
rebounds.

Brewer and Villalobos were double teamed from the opening tipoff until the
buzzer. Team went 10-21 from the free throw line and the rims also weren’t
friendly to
us.

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random DeafSports thoughts

Why is DeafDigest Sports so fast with its national honors?

DeafDigest does not want the announcements to be made in
the middle of track, baseball and softball seasons.

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2020/03/02

DeafDigest Sports – March 2, 2020

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball updates

— Gallaudet baseball

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Gallaudet baseball

Geneva 11 Gallaudet 0
Geneva 20 Gallaudet 6
Washington College 20 Gallaudet 6

2-6 record

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Gallaudet softball

season starts March 6th with a doubleheader
against Trinity Washington

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Fremont boys’ basketball

season continues despite defeat in the division
championship game

part of newspaper story is this:
Ripon Christian, which beat Stockton Christian in the SJS Div. V
championship, is the No. 2 seed in the NorCal Div. VI and will host the
California School for the Deaf on Wednesday.

Fremont is 24-6
Ripon Christian is 23-7

While Fremont has a slightly better won/lost record
Ripon Christian is ranked 3682nd best in the nation
among all these high school teams, including deaf teams.

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Model Secondary School for the Deaf Boys Varsity Basketball

Basketball

Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Result: Loss

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 32

KIPP DC: College Prep.: 65

note:
KIPP DC is located “next door” to the
MSSD complex on the Gallaudet campus

MSSD basketball season continuing or it
has ended? Do not know.

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random DeafSports thoughts

Is the basketball season over for some
remaining teams?

This was the question DeafDigest Sports
editor has been asking of these some
remaining teams.

And for some reason, these schools
do not respond to DeafDigest Sports!

All it takes is a yes or a no response.

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2020/03/01

DeafDigest Sports – March 1, 2020

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

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

— basketball updates

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This edition is short; DeafDigest Sports
editor is on a short vacation. Regular
editions will resume next week.

Thank you for bearing with DeafDigest Sports

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Fremont boys’ basketball

lost to Ferndale 60-42

Ferndale 18 20 17 5 60
CSD 7 8 12 15 42

 

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