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Jun
11

2018/06/11

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DeafDigest Sports – June 11, 2018

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2018 football schedule, one schedule just turned in

— an addition to the Bill Stifter dedication

— seven on seven football

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

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

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

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

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

This posting will continue through June 15th

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2018 football schedule – updated

three schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

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

2018 football games between deaf schools

Aug 25 Georgia at Louisiana
Aug 30 Oklahoma at Arkansas

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

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

Nov 2 Georgia at Carolinas (at Wilson)

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an addition to the Bill Stifter dedication

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

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

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

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

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seven on seven football

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

exactly what is seven on seven football?

Part of newspaper story today said:

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

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random deafsports thoughts

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

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

Always a mystery!
 

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Jun
10

2018/06/10

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DeafDigest Sports – June 10, 2018

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2018 football schedule, updated

— dedication to a departed pioneering Gallaudet football player

— athletic federation supports deaf 100 percent

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

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

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DeafDigest Sports dedication

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

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

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

This posting will continue through June 15th

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2018 football schedule – updated

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

four schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

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

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Scottish Football Association supportive of Deaf Soccer

part of newspaper story as edited

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

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

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

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

Good governance;

Improving standards through club licensing;

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

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

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

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

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random deafsports thoughts

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

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

DeafDigest wonders if this is really necessary?

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

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Jun
09

2018/06/09

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DeafDigest Sports – June 9, 2018

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

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2018 football schedule, updated

— “keep an eye on”

— college baseball catcher

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

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

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

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

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

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2018 football schedule – updated

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

four schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

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

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“keep an eye on”

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

A web article says:

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

also

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

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College baseball catcher

Chase Smartt

junior

Troy University (Alabama – NCAA-I)

catcher on the baseball team

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

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

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

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

hit only .204 (40 of 196)

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

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

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

behind the plate, only 3 errors in 53 games

fielding average is 2nd best on team

47 enemy runners attempted to steal bases against him

he threw out 19 of them

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random deafsports thoughts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jun
08

2018/06/08

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DeafDigest Sports – June 8, 2018

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

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2018 football schedule, updated

— seeking basketball coaches

— Maryland football

— reason for no football schedule yet

— college deaf trackster

Deaf Sports Collections update
— baseball player in Ripley’s Believe it or not
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-member-of-women-rugby-team/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

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

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

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2018 football schedule – updated

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

four schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

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

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reason for no deaf football schedule yet

one school responded. They said:

We are still working on it. Many teams folding or switching
levels, etc. Won’t know for a while.

Note:

sigh! A new way of football life among smaller schools
(both deaf and hearing).

Even one national power (hearing) has serious scheduling problems (from Baltimore)

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random deafsports thoughts

Thinking back about Gallaudet football, DeafDigest Sports
editor cannot help but recall the 0-10 season in 1997
that leapfrogged into a 1998 season with a 7-2 record
and a conference co-championship.

A key player, who had not played football in several
seasons, decided to play this sport again. Word got
around and many other talented players, also sitting
out this sport, decided to follow his lead and play again.

It was an overnight transformation leading the
coaching staff to feel it would be a great season,
and it was!

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Maryland football

part of newspaper story

7-on-7 Tournament

The Ravens will host a 7-on-7 passing tournament for 32 local high school
teams Sunday at Tuscarora High School.

The annual tournament, which features nine of the 12 Frederick County
football schools, including Maryland School for the Deaf, begins at 9:30
a.m. There will also be a 13-team lineman’s challenge that begins at 10
a.m.

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seeking deaf basketball coaches

USA Deaf Basketball (USADB) is calling for applications from experienced
and qualified coaches in the sport of basketball. Applications are welcome
for both the coach of the Women’s team and the coach of the Men’s
Team.

The selected coaches will coach Team USA to the 2019 World Deaf Basketball
Championship and other international competitions.

If you are a basketball coach, please consider applying! The application
deadline is June 30, 2018 (Saturday).  All applications should be
submitted to the USADB Team Leader, Jeremias Valencia, at
International@usadb.us

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college deaf trackster

Olivia Thompson

sophomore

University of Texas

women’s track

her bests:
800   2:18.39     3K (XC)     11:29.5
1500  4:46.97     3.2K (XC)   11:52.4
MILE  5:13.95     5K (XC)     18:15.9
3000  9:40.78     6K (XC)     22:12.7
5000  17:19.52    4K (XC)     14:45.9
10,000      37:43.41    4.1K (XC)   14:49.6
 

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Jun
07

2018/06/07

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DeafDigest Sports – June 7, 2018

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

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2018 football schedule, updated

— European Deaf Soccer championships

— designing a team mural

— celebrating a legendary Kentucky basketball coach

Deaf Sports Collections update
— drafted and cut and filed a lawsuit
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/powerful-t-shirt-message-at-hearing-olympics/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

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

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

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2018 football schedule – updated

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

four schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

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European Deaf Club Soccer championships

champions – POK Athens (Greece)
runner ups – Doncaster Deaf (Great Britain)

note:
This is the European deaf club tournament, consisting
of top club teams in each European nation; it is
a different tournament as opposed to a tournament
of national deaf teams.

According to one British player, the Greek team
had many deaf semi-pro players with hearing
semi pro teams.

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random deafsports thoughts

Now that Cason Sherrod, deaf pitcher, has been
drafted – how many of us would remember Ryan
Ketchner, another deaf pitcher?

He pitched 11 seasons in the minors (both organized
and independent ball and two seasons in foreign
leagues. Included are several seasons in AA and AAA
ball, both just a notch below the majors. But
not just once he made it in the majors, not even for
one game.

He had a Tommy John surgery and apparently he was
never the same pitcher that he was before.

At the age of 30 (six years ago) he was washed up.
He has not pitched since then.

Keep in mind Ryan committed to pitch for a junior
college team but changed his mind at the last minute
to sign a pro baseball contract.

In some games, deaf fans flocked to watch him pitch;
he was popular with them, chatting and mingling with
them before and after games.

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designing a team mural

Danielle Schwiegerath-Head, who is deaf, has designed
a team mural for Orlando City (Florida) soccer club
which competes in the Major League Soccer.

Fans can see the mural upon entering the stadium concourse.

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celebrating a legendary Kentucky basketball coach

there an event that celebrates Adolph Rupp, the legendary
Kentucky basketball coach. The announcement said:

During the 42 years he coached the University of Kentucky men’s
basketball team, Rupp raised the game to near-religious status in the
Commonwealth. Rupp’s teams won 880 games, four national championships
and an Olympic gold medal

note:

well, one of the players he coached was deaf – Houston Nutt, who became
the long time coach/athletic director at Arkansas School for the Deaf.
Nutt only played one season before transferring to Oklahoma State.
Rupp reportedly told the Oklahoma State coach (Hank Iba, another legendary
coach):

Nutt was too deaf to play for me!

Honest or an insult?????
 

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Jun
06

2018/06/06

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DeafDigest Sports – June 6, 2018

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

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2018 football schedule as updated with 4 schools remaining

— Missouri coaches

— more on deaf pitcher Yuya Ishii

— deaf pitcher finally drafted

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Gallaudet basketball, twice cut from team
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/drafted-by-seattle-mariners/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

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

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

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2018 football schedule – updated

2018 football games between deaf schools

Aug 25 Georgia at Louisiana
Aug 30 Oklahoma at Arkansas

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

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

Nov 2 Georgia at Carolinas (at Wilson)

four schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

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Missouri coaches

The head coaches are;

Football- Mr. Stacy Pittmon
Volleyball- Mrs. Heather Dunn
Cross Country- Mr. Bob Washington

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deaf pitcher finally drafted

Sherrod sees return to A&M pay off as he’s taken in 7th round

part of newspaper story

Most of the time, if a college junior is selected in the Major League
Baseball draft, he chooses to forego his senior season and sign with the
pro team. As a senior, he does not have as much leverage in contract
negotiations since he cannot threaten to return to school.

A year ago, though, Texas A&M pitcher Cason Sherrod surprised a few people
by choosing to return to Aggieland after being selected in the 12th round
by the Kansas City Royals. A long reliever, it did not seem like the
6-foot-4, 215-pound right hander could improve his stock too much as a
senior either, so the decision was a bit of a shocker.

However, it turns out he made the right move.

On Tuesday, the Miami Marlins selected Sherrod in the 2018 MLB Draft in
the seventh round with the No. 207 overall selection. The slot value for
the contract is $210, 200.

Though he had a couple rough outings, Sherrod was one of the most
consistent arms for Texas A&M each of the past two seasons. As a senior in
2018, he finished 5-2 with a 3.98 ERA. He appeared in 25 games, through 40
2/3 innings. He finished with 40 strikeouts as opponents hit .260 off of
him.

A year ago, Sherrod was huge in A&M’s run to the College World Series. He
finished his junior season with a 4-1 record, a 2.89 ERA, four saves and
an opponent batting average of .203. He also had 38 strikeouts in 43 2/3
innings.

Sherrod came to A&M from Dallas W.T. White. He saw action in three games
as a freshman in 2015 before pitching in 16 games as a sophomore the next
year. Born legally deaf, he is active off the field in working with the
deaf community and others with disabilities.

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random deafsports thoughts

Congrats, Cason Sherrod for improving on his draft ranking.

He was 12th round draft choice last year and chose to return
to Texas A&M.

This time around, he improved to a 7th round draft choice.

He gave up a homerun in a relief appearance last week. All
top pitchers give up their share of homeruns, so hope he
will shake off that homer!

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more on deaf pitcher Yuya Ishii

a baseball fan responded to DeafDigest Sports editor
regarding deaf Japanese pitcher’s stats this season.

As of yesterday, he has pitched 18 games, but
totalling only 15.2 innings, and his ERA is
not very good – 5.74, and his strike out/
walks ratio, again not too good – 11 strike outs
but 10 walks.

Said the fan:
He is definitely playing in Hokkaido’s farm team as a reliever
this season. With his stats and age (36) I wouldn’t expect him
to be called up to Hokkaido’s top team anytime soon, though. 
On the bright side he did help the Fighters win the Japanese
Series championship in 2016.

 

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Jun
05

2018/06/05

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DeafDigest Sports – June 5, 2018

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

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— angry deaf soccer team

— Arkansas football

— not knowing athlete was in Faces in the Crowd

— pitcher in Japan

— deaf pitcher not yet drafted

Deaf Sports Collections update
— basketball, battle of Deaf Titans
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/long-time-deaf-pitcher-in-japan-minor-league-baseball/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

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

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

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to look up the list of deaf vs deaf 2018 football schedules,
go to http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/05/30/
and scroll down

five schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

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Arkansas football

part of newspaper story

Eight-man football making comeback

Eight-man football will make a revival at some point in Arkansas, probably
very soon.

Sixteen schools met at the Arkansas Activities Association office last
week to discuss adding eight-man football as a sanctioned sport in the
state.

The Arkansas School for the Deaf also plays eight-man football as part of
the Great Plains Conference against other deaf schools in Oklahoma,
Missouri, Louisiana and Kansas.

In other words, for a school to play eight-man currently in Arkansas means
playing against and traveling to a lot of out-of-state teams.

Teams are tired of constantly fighting the numbers game, and that’s what
is driving the current eight-man effort.

In addition to current schools possibly dropping to eight-man football,
its’ addition will also add some small schools to add the sport.

Eight-man football will be played as a sanctioned sport soon in Arkansas,
and it’s about time.

note:
Arkansas Deaf did not play football last season, but its’ top player
joined a 11-man high school team and was named DeafDigest Sports
11-man football Defensive Player of the Year. He also was selected
to play in an all-star game. Arkansas has turned in its football
schedule for this season, however.

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Mississippi sports

Sports Illustrated did not tell Mississippi School for the
Deaf that their top athlete Kenmarkis Meeks was featured
in this week’s Faces in the Crowd

No one at the school knew about it.

A retired teacher told one of the school staffers about it.
This surprised staffer ran outside to buy the magazine and then
sent email to all, saying:

Just found out that one of MSD students is in Sport Illustrated
magazine this week. I scanned page including Kenmarkis Meeks.
Let’s give a round of waving hands to Kenmarkis Meeks for his
achievements!

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random deafsports thoughts

There are 6-man and 8-man football teams, both deaf and
hearing, in the central, midwest, southern and western
parts of USA. How many such 6-man and 8-man teams in
the Northeastern parts of USA?

Zero!

Years ago, 6-man football was thriving in the central
and western New York regions. It later transitioned
to 8-man football. This was the reason why New York
State (Rome) and St Mary’s had football teams in the
past

 
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angry deaf soccer team

part of newspaper story (Zimbabwe)

Among the teams was one known as Deaf United. Most of these players were
deaf and the referees had to communicate with them using sign language.
They were a good side but they did not take kindly to unfair decisions,
they often took the law into their hands by chasing away the referee.

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elite deaf athletes

Yuya Ishii

pitcher

Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (Japanese baseball)

he is still listed on the roster but his name has not shown up
in stats lists

Season has been going on for a month. Do not know what is going on
with him

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deaf pitcher not yet drafted

Cason Sherrod, a senior, is a relief pitcher with
Texas A&M.

He was drafted in the 12th round last year but chose
to go back to Texas A&M

he was not drafted yesterday; maybe he will be eventually
drafted as a late round pick?
 

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04

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DeafDigest Sports – June 4, 2018

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

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

— Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

– college deaf trackster

 

Deaf Sports Collections update

— Faces in the Crowd
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/top-hurdler/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

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

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

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to look up the list of deaf vs deaf 2018 football schedules,
go to http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/05/30/
and scroll down

five schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

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Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd

In SI mag June 4-11, 2018 page 32
Kenmarkis Meeks is in Faces In The Crowd.

He is a rising senior at Mississippi School for
the Deaf and a top notch athlete in football,
basketball and track.

http://deafdigest.com/top-hurdler/

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random deafsports thoughts

A deaf person used to subscribe to Sports Illustrated.

He stopped subscribing, but Sports Illustrated sent him
an edition this week.

It was just by luck that he just scanned through this
week’s edition when he came across Kenmarkis Meeks
in Faces In the Crowd.

What if he just skipped through, we would not know
anything about it.

There is so much sports information on the web,
and for that reason, Sports Illustrated has been
suffering for loss of subscribers, DeafDigest Sports
editor included!

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college deaf trackster

Maria Hauer

senior

women’s track

St Cloud State (Minnesota – NCAA-II)

her profile:
Maria Hauer
Maria Hauer
Height:
Weight:
Class: Senior
Hometown: Little Falls, Minn.
High School: Little Falls H.S.

2016-17: Cross Country – named to the NSIC’s All-Academic Team…ran
at the 2016 NSIC Championship and placed 111th overall in the 6K with a
25:37.12

2015-16: Cross Country- named to the NSIC’s All-Academic Team…finished
35th at the UWRF Invitational (24:54.76), 48th at St. Olaf Invitational
(24:31.5), 106th at Roy Griak Invitational (25:41.1), 35th at Bob Waxlax
Invitational (24:07.1), 85th at the NSIC Championships (26:36.0) and 144th
at the NCAA Central Regional in Joplin, Missouri (24:30.23)…a member of
the SCSU track and field team and Nordic ski team….named to the NSIC’s
Winter and Spring All-Academic Team in indoor/outdoor track.

2014-15: Cross Country- placed 76th in the St. Olaf Invitational
(25:28.2), 137th at Roy Griak (26:01.02), 34th at Bob Waxlax Invitational
(25:56) and 79th at the NSIC Champion

this season:
in her final meet of her career, she finished 15th and in last place
in the 1500 meter run (5:15.70)
 

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03

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DeafDigest Sports – June 3, 2018

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

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— top ranked table tennis player

— bare-knuckles boxing

— Gallaudet men’s soccer

— collegiate deaf softball player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— professional deaf volleyball player
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/british-boxing-champion/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

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

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

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to look up the list of deaf vs deaf 2018 football schedules,
go to http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/05/30/
and scroll down

five schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

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Gallaudet men’s soccer

Gallaudet men’s soccer release 2018 schedule

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s soccer program officially
released its schedule for Fall 2018 as announced by head coach Pedro Braz,
in his fourth season. The team posted its third straight five-win season
and won four of its final five games, including three straight to end the
season 5-12 overall and 4-6 in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC)
play. The four conference wins are the most by a Bison team since they
joined the conference in 2010.

The 2018 schedule features 18 games with eight at home.

Gallaudet will hit the road and travel to the Bluegrass State to kick-off
the 2018 campaign. GU begins the season at Centre (Ky.) College on Friday,
Aug. 31, before heading over to Spalding University on Sunday, Sept. 2.
Centre reached the Southern Athletic Association championship game last
season and posted a 12-5-2 record.

GU returns to the nation’s capital to begin its home slate and conference
play against College of Saint Elizabeth on Saturday, Sept. 8. The Bison
then travel out-of-conference to Southern Virginia University (Sept. 12)
before beginning a five-game NEAC stretch. Gallaudet will host Penn
College (Sept. 15) and Penn St.-Abington (Sept. 19), defending NEAC
champions, before heading to Penn St.-Berks (Sept. 22). The Bison close
out the month at home against Wells College (Sept. 29) and Keuka College
(Sept. 30).

The month of October begins with Gallaudet in Virginia to face Eastern
Mennonite (Oct. 3) before a road trip to SUNY Poly (Oct. 6). The buff and
blue return home to host SUNY Cobleskill (Oct. 13) on Hoy Field. GU will
host University of Valley Forge (Oct. 17) before a three-game NEAC slate.
Gallaudet will make its final New York trip of the season with games at
Morrisville State College (Oct. 20) and Cazenovia College (Oct. 21). GU
will venture to Lancaster, Pa., on Oct. 24 to face the Chargers of
Lancaster Bible College before returning home one final time during the
regular season. GU will play host to Marymount (Va.) University on Oct. 26
during homecoming and senior day under the lights at Hotchkiss Field.

The NEAC tournament will begin with quarterfinals on Oct. 30, followed by
semifinals on Nov. 3 and the NEAC championship match on Nov. 4.

2018 Gallaudet Men’s Soccer Schedule Overview

Season Opener: at Centre (Fri., Aug. 31)

Home Opener/Conference Opener: vs. St. Elizabeth (Sat., Sept. 8)

Homecoming/Senior Day: vs. Marymount (Fri., Oct. 26)

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top ranked table tennis player

Jerome Blanchette, deaf and just 17 years old is a
top notch table tennis player.

He has been ranked 45th best player in the Quebec
province.

Opponents have said it is amazing since they say
one has to hear to know where the ball is and
where the ball bounces.

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bare-knuckles boxing

Bare-knuckles boxing has come back in USA, at least
in Wyoming.

There was a deaf bare-knuckles boxing champion in
Great Britain.

It was James Burke, who won the British championship
in 1833.

He has a bitter life and died a young man at age of
35.

Bare-knuckles means boxing without gloves or special
padded gloves.

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random deafsports thoughts

Deaf Sports research was a project of DeafDigest Sports
years ago. He would go through old editions of deaf
publications to make notes of these past, elite
deaf athletes as well as of amazing deaf athletic
feats.

Anyway, it was discovered that during the 1920′s
and 1930′s there were many, many deaf boxers.
All them were small-time pros, picking up pocket
money fighting at boxing clubs and small boxing
arenas.

Possibly because of the Depression when deaf people
could not find jobs, boxing was a way for them
to pick up small money.

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collegiate deaf softball player

Missy Sadler

sophomore

women’s softball

St Thomas Aquinas (New York – NCAA-II)

played 32 of her team’s 44 games

hit .351 (33 of 94)

slugging average is .447 but interestingly enough
no homers

eight of her hits went for extra bases
 

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02

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DeafDigest Sports – June 2, 2018

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— deaf wrestler punished

— national basketball tournament

— college deaf trackster

— elite pro lacrosse player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf hurdler in hearing Olympics
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/best-wrestler-in-india/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

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

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

…………………………………………………..

to look up the list of deaf vs deaf 2018 football schedules,
go to http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/05/30/
and scroll down

five schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

………………………………………………..

Deaf wrestler punished

newspaper story, as abbreviated

‘Goonga Pehelwan’ Virender Singh axed, wrestlers revolt

Singh has been punished for speaking out against the alleged
“irregularities” committed by the All India Sports Council of the Deaf

NEW DELHI: Legendary deaf and mute wrestler Virender Singh, famously known
as “Goonga Pehelwan’, has been punished for speaking out against the
alleged irregularities committed by the national federation – All
India Sports Council of the Deaf (AISCD).

The celebrated grappler has been dropped from the World Deaf Senior
Greco-Roman & Freestyle wrestling championship to be held in Vladimir,
Russia from June 11-19, leaving his supporters and the wrestling community
stunned.

In solidarity, other participating wrestlers have revolted against the
federation and has threatened to boycott the Worlds. Nine of the
participating wrestlers have written to the SAI that none of them will go
to the Worlds if Virender’s suspension wasn’t revoked and his name

Virender may not be a household name, but the Arjuna awardee is revered in
the same breath as two-time Olympics medallist Sushil Kumar. Virender has
seven international medals – including three gold from the Deaflympics
(Olympic Games for deaf athletes) and one gold from the Deaf Worlds.

In the latest case, Virender hasn’t been selected for the Worlds after
he alleged that the federation has not paid him and other participating
athletes their pocket allowance due for the 2017 Samsun Deaflympics.

As a result of his tirade, he was show-caused and later suspended by the
federation in March this year. Recently, the sports ministry wrote to the
AISCD to revoke Virender’s suspension immediately, but the

federation’s interpreter and project officer, Ketan Shah, is insisting
that Virender should first ‘apologise’ to the AISCD for making false
allegations.

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random deafsports thoughts

re the above story about a top-notch deaf wrestler being
punished in India, it is nothing new.

During the nineties, India had Rageev Bagga, a deaf
badminton player who was of national and Olympic
levels. Bagga was outspoken and the India authorities
didn’t like it and punished him by leaving him off
the Olympics roster.

Fed up with India, he emigrated to Great Britain.

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national deaf basketball tournament

National Basketball Deaf Organization

Coral Springs, Florida

June 14 – 16, 2018

note:
this has nothing to do with the another national
deaf basketball tournament sponsored by US Deaf
Basketball Association

DeafDigest Sports clicked on the Florida tournament
web site and vital information is scarce

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college deaf trackster

SHOSHANNAH SMITH

senior

women’s track

Spring Arbor University (Michigan – NAIA)

career bests:

Shot Put
10.15m

Discus
33.20m

Javelin
28.19m

Hammer
33.49m

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elite deaf lacrosse player

Paul Rabil, New York Lizards, Major League Lacrosse

so far into 5 games this season, he has scored 8 goals
and assisted on 5 others

His best season was two years ago when he scored 43 goals

He is considered the best player in lacrosse.

He is deaf, but functions as a very hearing person.
 

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