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DeafDigest Sports – May 6, 2017

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet honors

— Texas updates

— college deaf trackster

– hockey stories

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Football and cigars
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.net/gallaudet-basketball-player-lori-koss/

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Gallaudet honors

Gallaudet University student-athletes recognized at annual awards ceremony

WASHINGTON – The 2016-17 Gallaudet University athletics year officially
came to a close on Tuesday, May 2, in the Field House gym as the GU
athletics department held its annual awards ceremony. Student-athletes and
team managers were supplied a catered dinner from Three Brothers Italian
Restaurant that was served by Gallaudet’s head coaches and athletic staff.

full story at:
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2016-17/awardsceremony

Gallaudet athletics inducts one into Chi Alpha Sigma National College
Athlete Honor Society

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University athletics department inducted one
student-athlete Tuesday night into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College
Athlete Honor Society for demonstrating excellence in athletics and
academics. Women’s basketball junior guard Kori Koss (Delavan, Wis.) was
honored.

full story at:
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2016-17/chialphasigma

note:

see below re her deaf brother Taylor in track below in this edition

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Texas updates

TSD Baseball season ended last Tuesday (final record 5-14-2)

The TSD Track team is at Baylor University right now for the TAPPS state
track meet.    It is a two-day event.    We will be competing in these
following events (Shot Put, Discus Throw, Triple Jump, 100m, 200m, 400m,
4×200, 3200m, 4×400)

TSD Softball team won the regional playoffs against Houston district’s  #1
team, Bay Area Christian, yesterday, 9-6.   We are one of the final four
teams left competing for the 4A state champs.  Will play next Friday
against
defending state champs, John Paul II, at Concordia University.

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College deaf trackster

Taylor Koss broke an american record in 400 meters hurdle at 53.76 seconds
beating G. Davis’ precious time of 54.11 in 1981 at the WGD

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deaf hockey

Andersen strikes gold: BHS D-man helps USA win gold at World Deaf Championships

Despite a 5-2 loss to Canada earlier in the tournament, a goal by the
Lumberjacks defenseman helped lift the U.S. to its first gold medal in the
WDIHC with a 6-3 victory over Canada.

full story at:
http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/sports/lumberjacks/4262470-andersen-strikes-gold-bhs-d-man-helps-usa-win-gold-world-deaf

Jack DesRoches says playing in recent hockey tournament was ‘very
emotional’

That is representing your country on the international stage. The
17-year-old son of Julie McNeill and John DesRoches of Days Corner did
just that as a member of Team Canada at the 2017 world deaf hockey
championships in Amherst, N.Y., recently.

full story at:
http://www.journalpioneer.com/sports/hockey/2017/5/5/_very-emotional-feeling.html

Brookfield’s Walters wins silver at deaf hockey championship

Walters, a goaltender for Team Canada, played in the championship game
against the United States. He made 23 saves in a 6-3 loss. The U.S. broke
open a close game with four goals in the second period.

full story at:
http://www.trurodaily.com/sports/hockey/2017/5/5/brookfield_s-walters-wins-silver-at-deaf-hockey-championship.html

note:

the first time USA and Canadian national deaf hockey teams faced
each other was at the 1975 Deaflympics in Lake Placid, NY

Canada swept all four games, but two games were close
while two other games were blow outs.

As a young man at that time, DeafDigest Sports editor
managed the USA national deaf hockey team. At that time
without the internet and with practically no contacts
with the hockey network, recruiting was extremely
difficult. The American team had two best deaf players
in the world – Deane Sigler and Leonard Williams that
carried the team on their shoulders. It was not
enough to defeat well-balanced Canadian team.

After the Deaflympics, the editor stepped
down from deaf hockey to pursue other deaf athletic
endeavors.
 

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