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DeafDigest Sports – December 23, 2017

barry@deafdigest.com; barry.strassler@gmail.com

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

— basketball scores

— two deaf NFL players

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Deaf Sports Collections update
— biggest Dummy Taylor pitching accomplishment
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/derrick-coleman-with-atlanta-falcons/

Basketball won/lost records (as of 12/23/17)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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Helmet Bowl

Fans can vote daily from all of their devices here:
http://helmettracker.comnational-championship

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Lexington boys’ basketball

Lexington 44-Lowell 45

Lexington 8-12-13-11
Lowell 18-9-9-9

Halftime Lowell led 27-20

Lexington Leaders
Points: Steve Salmon 14, Jayden Orlang 8
Rebounds: Jordan Laikram 11, Steve Salmon 9
Steals: Steve Salmon 6, Jayden Orlang 6.
Assists: Steve Salmon 3, Jayden Orlang 3
Blocks: Jordan Laikram 2, Aaron Laikram 2

Lex record (5-2)

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Rhode Island Boys Basketball

12/19

RISD’s Boys Basketball Team traveled to Marie Philip School for our first
and only matchup against the Galloping Ghosts. This was going to be our
toughest matchup of the season as MPS looks to be one of the favorites for
ESDAA D-I Tournament. MPS dominated from the opening tipoff and cruised to
an easy 57-13 victory.

RISD -   4   9   – 13
MPS -  24  33  – 57

RISD
Jayden E. – 7 Points
Timothy J. 6 Points

12/21

RISD played host to Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in
our last official game of 2017. HMS jumped out to an early 8-4 lead
through the first eight minutes of the game and was able to maintain the
lead into halftime as the score was 17-12.

Our coaches tried to instill some sense of urgency into our players to
fight their way back into the game instead of giving up. We were able to
storm back into the game, tying the game up at 26 apiece thanks to our
point guard Jayden E. taking over the offense. Our players’ energy was
flying… a little too high as we allowed HMS to score the next six
points. Our players tried their best to chip away at the lead by turning
up the pressure on defense, but we didn’t take full advantage of our
opportunities on offense and rebounding to take the lead once and for all.

HMS won the exciting game 39-35. They have definitely improved a lot since
the last time we met at ASD in the New England School for the Deaf
basketball Tipoff tournament. We look forward to playing them once again
in February before the ESDAA Division 2 Tournament.

HMS -  17   22  – 39
RISD -  12   23  – 35

RISD
Jayden E. – 21 Points
Mario P. – 6 Points
Timothy J. – 4 Points
Juan F. – 4 Points

RISD Boys Basketball Record: 3-7
Next Game: Wednesday, January 10th @ Rocky Hill (5:30 P.M.)

RISD Girls Basketball

12/19

RISD Girls traveled to Framingham to play Marie Philip School before the
Holidays Break. The game was tense for the first five minutes of the game
as RISD held a delicate 2-0 lead.

MPS’ Lady Ghosts finally found their shooting touch and galloped on a 17-1
run to close out the first half. MPS would continue to dominate the game
on both ends of the floor and won the game 34-6 as our girls struggled
with their second-chance opportunities.

RISD -  3     3   -  6
MPS -  17  17  – 34

12/21

We played host to Horace Mann School’s girls basketball team — however,
we had to classify this as an exhibition because HMS needed to play one
player who was overage in order to make this game possible.

We put up a strong first half, getting most of our points off HMS’
turnovers and was able to secure a 13-7 halftime lead.

HMS ate away at the lead into the second half before we were able to pull
away to secure the lead and the game, winning 22-15. 

HMS -   7   8  – 15
RISD – 13   9  – 22

RISD
Yasmin S. – 9 Points
Melissa E. – 5 Points
Lillian K. – 4 Points
Ellie L. – 2 Points
Olivia C. – 2 Points

RISD Girls Basketball Record: 2-6
Next Game: Thursday, January 11th vs. Blackstone Valley Prep (3:45 P.M.)

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two deaf NFL players

Deaf Falcons player Derrick Coleman follows in footsteps of former
Nashville star Bonnie Sloan

Falcons fullback Derrick Coleman is enjoying a great season and receiving
added praise for being the first legally deaf offensive player in the NFL.

He was recognized earlier this week by the league when he was selected as
a first-team alternate for the Pro Bowl.

Recognizing Coleman’s accomplishments and truly appreciating what he has
done are two completely different things.

Former Isaac Litton High School and Austin Peay defensive tackle Bonnie
Sloan is one of the few who can actually understand the unique challenges
Coleman faces.

full story at:
http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/2017/12/22/deaf-falcons-player-derrick-coleman-follows-footsteps-former-nashville-star-bonnie-sloan-nfl/973307001/
 

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