DeafDigest Sports – May 8-11, 2012

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Today’s Hot DeafSports News

- a Gallaudet coach steps down

- a boys’ basketball coach steps down

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Gallaudet’s Jeb Barber moves over to new position within athletics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gallaudet University men’s basketball head coach
Jeb Barber has stepped down from his post and will transition into
the newly formed Game Management/Assistant Sports Information
Director position and continue as the Department of Athletics’ NCAA
Compliance Officer.

(DeafDigest Sports’ comment: In terms of average wins per season
in men’s basketball, Jeb was #1! He averaged 10 wins per season
for the five seasons he served as coach. Other past Gallaudet
men’s coaches did not average that many wins per season)


Indiana baseball

Faith Christian 14 Indiana School for the Deaf 5


Indiana boys’ basketball

(from a web posting)

 Mr. Dennis Catron decided to wrap up his coaching experience of 17 years
to pursue his other hobbies. Here are highlights of his coaching years at
Indiana School for the Deaf.

 Mr. Catron accepted the task to coach the HS girls basketball team in
January 2004. It was wonderful opportunity to coach the team for 2 and
half years. The team was pretty much volleyball players but they were able
to deliver the most exciting moments with their dedication and
determination to capture the Clerc tourney and earned the National Team of
the Year in 2006.  They also still hold the best winning percent of the
win-loss record to this day. He left coaching job to enjoy his son.s
playing years at ISD for four years.

 Then he returned back to coach again with boys team in 2010. The team was
filled with young, inexperienced players but they have developed over time
in his two coaching years with them. The team got back after finishing
dead last a year before to earn 3rd place at Clerc with a team
sportsmanship honor. It was great accomplishment for them.

 Mr. Catron expressed that .It has been a great privilege to coach them
after teaching most of these student-athletes when they were elementary
students. It was memorable moments for me to watch them grow in both
academics and basketball..

 He wishes them the best luck with many seasons to come!

(DeafDigest Sports’ comment: will definitely miss Dennis)


Maryland baseball

Maryland School for the Deaf baseball team beat Pallotti 13 to 12. Cody
Simmons hit Sacrifice Fly to bring in the winning run in bottom of 7
inning to win the game. Jake Grindstaff was perfect at the plate with
4 of 4 and also made 4 runs. Jad Gore pitched 7 innings with 13
strikeouts to earn a win.


New Jersey track

NJSD Track Results May 8th @ NYSD

Lexington  90
PSD  69
NYSD  59
Millneck  0

Top Performers for NJSD:
Tim Skalko, 3rd discus, 2nd 1600
Joe Gilmore, 5th discus, 3rd 200
Stephen Oliveria, 3rd shot
Fuquan Howard, 5th shot,  3rd 110 HH, 1st 400
Marquise Williams 2nd LJ,  1st 100
Ashanti Rutledge 3rd TJ
Tamar Taylor 5th 110 HH,  5th 400
Jacob Doty 5th 3200
Isiah Film 4th 200
Sprint Medley relay 1st Rutledge, Gilmore, Williams, Skalko

Season Record:  9 ~V 8 ~V 1
Next meet at Maryland the ESDAA Track Championships May 12th

Lexington  55
NYSD  42
PSD  7

Top Performers for NJSD:
Indra Oseagulu  1st discus, 1st shot,
Nicole Baldwin  2nd discus, 3rd shot, 4th LJ, 4th 200
Elvira Kabanova 2nd LJ,  2nd 100 HH,
Judith Cantril  3rd LJ, 1st HJ, 2nd 3200, 6th 1600
Katrina DeValerio  1st 100 HH,
Fanny Tenezaca  1st 3200, 5th 400, 2nd 1600,
Indira Marte  5th 100, 3rd 200
Liliana Martinez 4th 400, 2nd 800, 1st 1600,
Alba Peralta 1st 800, 6th 100
Kassidy Gilmore  3rd 800, 6th 200
Sprint Medley Relay  1st, Oseagulu, Marte, DeValerio, Kabanova
4 x 100 Relay  1st , Peralta, Marte, Kabanova, DeValerio

Season Record: 11 ~V 5
Next meet at Maryland the ESDAA Track Championships May 12th


Western Pennsylvania softball

Today, May 9th, WPSD girls’ softball team went to Ohio School for the
Deaf to play a doubleheader. It was windy! The pitcher, Megan
Majocha, tried her best and pitched well. She struck eight girls out.
WPSD girls led by 8-7 then they made some errors and OSD girls made 4
runs. WPSD girls lost the first game.

OSD 11

Fortunately, the second game was a victory! WPSD girls had 12 runs in
the first inning. The pitcher was Kai Miller. She pitched well. She
only allowed 5 walks and made 8 strike outs. Then WPSD girls played
hard and got more runs. WPSD girls won!


Now, the record is 2-2.

The next home game is on Wednesday, May 16th, against Cheswick at 4


Kenya deaf men’s basketball

(newspaper story)

Deaf men.s team back in ball league

 NAIROBI deaf men.s team have returned to the Nairobi Basketball
Association provincial league after a two year hiatus. The team made a
false start  to the league over the weekend going down in their two
matches. They lost heavily to Little Prince who hammered them 58- 24. In
their other tie,  they did all they could against Mount Kenya University
(Thika) but still succumbed 23-33. Tom Okiki, the Kenya Deaf Federation
chief said the team will use the exposure and experience from
participating in the league to prepare for an international tournament for
the deaf in Nairobi in October. They also qualified for the Deaf Olympics
in Hungary mid this year. Okiki also revealed the seven day championships
will be held at the Nyayo National Stadium from October 15 and will
involve teams from Burundi, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, South
Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia. .The eight teams have accepted an invitation
from us to take part in this tournament that we will use to gauge our
national team for the Deaf Olympics in Hungary in September,. said Okiki
adding that it will give the side a good exposure. Okiki said that having
the team in the on going provincial league will help keep the players
engaged through out the season and thus keep them fit for the two
international shows. Without the league, he noted, it would have be very
difficult to perform in the top platform.


Deaf Collegiate Athletes

Donovan Robertson will be enrolling at Ohio State and competing
in track


Deaf Elite Athletes

Louis Long (Silent Warrior), Buffalo, NY, pro wrestling

still at it


Deaf Sports Trivia

Q. Are there any deaf adult baseball teams around? This was a
question asked by an agent that wanted to place his deaf
client with a deaf baseball team. What did DeafDigest Sports
editor respond?

A. There are no deaf adult baseball teams around in USA, except
for Gallaudet baseball team. There was a national deaf USA baseball
team but that program has been dormant since 2000, after winning
the Pan American Deaf baseball championship (USA, Canada, Mexico,
Cuba and Venezuela).

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