DeafDigest Sports – August 27, 2014
Barry Strassler, editor


Hot DeafSports News at:

- upcoming football games

- misc stories

- go Wilma, go Wilma!




football scores

Alabama 38 Waterloo 24
Indiana 42 Trader Point 0

Mississippi 60 Arkansas 24
Tennessee 34 Georgia 6

upcoming games:
Aug 28 Minnesota hosts West Lutheran
Aug 28 Louisiana hosts BRHS
Aug 28 Florida hosts Oak Hall
Aug 28 Colorado hosts South Park
Aug 28 Tennessee at St Andrew.s
Aug 28 Michigan hosts Owen-Gage

Aug 29 Model at Options Charter
Aug 29 Phoenix at Gila Bend
Aug 29 Maryland hosts Silver Oak Academy
Aug 29 New Mexico hosts Lake Arthur
Aug 29 Texas hosts Dallas Christian

Aug 30 Fremont at Upper Lake


Gallaudet Bison

Go Wilma, go Wilma!

Wilma is the name of our Bison; the real-live
Wilma is having fun roaming around at the
National Zoo.

The Gallaudet students voted the name Wilma
as our Bison.

Why Wilma? To honor Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen,
a past Gallaudet graduate and current member
of board of trustees. She became the first
deaf woman to serve at the parliament in
the Republic of South Africa


Gallaudet twitters

#Gallaudet #GUBison ranked No. 146 out of 244
#d3fb teams in @d3football #Kickoff2014!
Highest rank for GU, who was 234 in 2010.

FB: 2014 #Gallaudet football season preview …
@d3ecfc #d3fb #GUBison #d3ecfc


Gallaudet football – 2014 roster


Galluadet volleyball – 2014 roster


Fremont sports

athletic director Kevin Kovacs was selected by the
USA Deaf Basketball to be the Youth Director

Not sure if it means he oversees the USA National Deaf U-21 basketball team?


Indiana football

QB Preston Kelly Named Player of the Game . Southern Hoosier Challenge

Southern Hoosier Challenge Player of the Game . Indiana Deaf.s Preston
Kelly, senior quarterback from Fishers, accounted for five touchdowns,
four passing and one rushing touchdown. Kelly led the Orioles to an
opening game 46-0 win over Traders Point Christian.

Indiana Deaf will be at at Riverton Parke this Friday, a non-Challenge game.


Indiana volleyball

part of newspaper story

Indiana Deaf def. Marshall 25-9, 25-13, 25-7.
Notable: Demi Bingham (ID) 12 assists.


Maryland volleyball

2014 Maryland Volleyball Results – August 26

Maryland beat Carroll Christian, 3-2
Scores: 25-16, 22-25, 25-16, 20-25, 15-8
Record  1 – 0


Bridget Berrigan
2 kills, 2 assists, 5 digs

Brooke Bonheyo
22 assists, 7 digs

Adele Daniels
13 kills, 9 digs, 3 aces

Monique Johnson
1 kill

Karita Lewis
7 kills, 1 block, 1 assist, 6 digs, 1 ace

Tessa Lewis
15 kills, 9 digs, 9 aces

Kaela Luttrell
1 assist, 7 digs

Alexa Paulay-Simmons
2 kills, 2 assists, 5 digs, 3 aces

Kaitlyn Weeks
2 kills, 10 assists, 4 digs
Maryland JV beat Carroll Christian, 2-0
Scores: 25-9, 25-10
Record 1-0


Maryland football

part of news posting

Countdown to Kickoff: MSD Orioles

The Maryland School for the Deaf football team has won ten
national championships since 2001, but the Orioles have fallen
short of that title in the past two seasons. A pattern they
look to change this season.

video at:


Minnesota volleyball

Msad vb defeated Hmong academy, 28-26, 20-25, 28-26, 25-21 (3-1)

2-0 now

Will play international school this Thursday


Model football

part of newspaper story

Model will have to contend with the loss of leading rusher Arthur Hart to
graduation as it looks to bounce back from an 0-9 season in 2013.


Oklahoma volleyball

August 25th
Noble @ OSD

Noble JV 2   OSD 1
Noble Varsity 3    OSD 1
August 26

Liberty Academy @ OSD

LA JV 2    OSD 0
LA Varsity 3   OSD 0
OSD record 0 – 2

Rochester sports

new superintendent Tony McLetchie, who is deaf, played
football for one season at Gallaudet (the 9-1 season in 1987
under Bob Westermann), and three seasons of tennis


Tennessee volleyball

TSD Volleyball falls to Berean Christian last night 18-25; 20-25; 4-25.

Record 0-1


Texas volleyball

SMA 23 16 18
TSD 25 25 25

TSD 9-5-2


Australian deaf golf

The Australian Deaf Golf Team recently attended the 2014
World Deaf Golf Championships in July, at Grand Traverse Resort,
in Traverse City, Michigan and came away proud of its efforts.

full story at:

Derrick Coleman

Derrick Coleman: The NFL’s First Deaf Offensive Player

Playing fullback, the most physical position in the
rough-and-tumble National Football League, Derrick Coleman
does not lack bravery. He never has.

rest of story at:


A deaf coach faces possibility of all games on the road!

Klingensmith has experience with sod installation from his
days at Gallaudet University, and remembers the grass coming
up off the ground because it didn’t have time to cure properly.

full story is at:

(DeafDigest Sports editor’s comment: during the 1966 football
season, because of the grass problems, Gallaudet had to play
its home football games on turf NEXT to the regular football
turf. Fans watching these home games would be seeing two
parallel turfs!)

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