Jul
03

2018/07/03

By

DeafDigest Sports – July 3, 2018

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

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— India tennis

— deaf swimming

— deaf bowling

— professional baseball pitcher

Deaf Sports Collections update
– athletes’ hearing losses hard to define
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/pro-golfer-kayla-yost/

………………………………………………….

random deafsports thoughts

Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors
getting too strong in the NBA?

DeafDigest Sports editor remembers two deaf clubs
that were supposed to be too strong in the AAAD.
It was Chicago Club for the Deaf in 1965, and
the Buffalo Club for the Deaf in 1980.

Both teams did not win the national championships
in these seasons. The “all-star” players wanted
the ball for themselves and would not move around
and would not pass the ball.

…………………………………………………..

India tennis

Chandigarh: Parul Gupta, the hearing impaired tennis player from Patiala,
has been selected to represent the country in the World Deaf Tennis Team
Championship scheduled to be held at Antayala, Turkey, from September 22.
Parul had achieved third rank in the recently-held selection trials in
Chennai. A total of four girls and four boys have been selected for the
event. Parul had earlier this year won a doubles silver in the Slovenia
Open Deaf Tennis Championship.

……………………………………………………

deaf swimming

THE UKRAINIAN SET A WORLD RECORD IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP IN SWIMMING AMONG
ATHLETES WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENT

The Ukrainian broke the record of Europe and the world

The competition in Lublin, Poland, the Ukrainian Mariya Railo won the
European Championship on swimming among athletes with hearing impairment.
 
20-year-old athlete overcame the 50 meters in 32.39 seconds, setting a new
world record in the 50m breaststroke.

In addition, the 14-year-old Ukrainian Anita Machnik took 14-th place.

………………………………………………….

deaf bowling

More than 80 bowlers, who are deaf or hard of hearing and members of the
National Mixed Deaf Bowling Association, came to Hancock County over the
weekend to participate in an annual national tournament, this year held at
Greenfield’s Strike Force Lan in Indiana.

The bowlers came from 16 states, from as far west as California and as far
east as Maryland, and spent four days in Greenfield last week.
Indianapolis was chosen as the site of this year’s tournament, but the
organizers decided to hold the games at Strike Force Lanes.

The local bowling alley shut down its traditional open-bowling hours to
accommodate the tournament, and they hope to have the chance to host again
soon, said owner Rob Barnhart.

It was an honor to have the deaf league choose their alley, he said.

Communicating with these bowlers might be a little different, but he and
his staff have made whatever accommodations necessary to ensure everyone
feels welcome, Barnhart said. In the end, it’s their mutual love of the
game that matters and not their differences, he said.

“It’s just about bowling,” he said.

The National Mixed Deaf Bowling Association was founded in 2000. The group
holds its national tournament in June each year, in different cities
around the country, said Bonnie Conner of Indianapolis, a chair of the
organization.

A small league of deaf or hard of hearing bowlers from around Central
Indiana had visited Strike Force Lanes for games in the past, she told the
Daily Reporter, with her daughter, Heather, serving as an interpreter. So,
when Indianapolis was chosen to host the 2018 national tournament, locals
knew the Greenfield alley would be the best location because it had taken
so much care to be deaf-friendly, she said.

Since bowlers travel from all over the country to be at the national
tournament, it often feels like a family reunion, Bonnie Conner said.
There’s no telling who will show up, so it’s a great way to make new
friends while visiting with old ones, she said.

She and her husband, Darryl, attend whenever they can, she said. They even
took home the top doubles prize in the 2015 tournament.

Throughout the year, state-level leagues meet for different tournaments,
practicing their skills and spending time together as a community, Bonnie
Conner said.

Because the national tournament stretches through a few days, it consists
of a variety of bowling events, including teams, doubles and senior
citizens. The bowlers then cap off their weekend with a banquet where the
winners of each event are announced and formally recognized, she said.

Some will even travel to the international deaf bowling tournament, Bonnie
Conner said, where they meet with bowlers from around the world. And
because different countries use different styles of sign language, they
may be a different kind of communication barrier there, she said.

………………………………………………………

college deaf volleyball player

Megan Houston

sophomore

University of Redlands (NCAA-III)

her profile:
2016:   First-year middle hitter/right-side hitter for the Bulldogs…
Member of the squad that collected the American Volleyball Coaches
Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for success in the classroom… Saw
the court in 22 matches and 72 total sets… Recorded 76 kills, 32 total
blocks, 36 digs, and seven assists… Part of the squad that went
undefeated at the Pacific Coast Classic during opening weekend…

2017 season
played all 25 matches

among team leaders in vital stats (kills, blocks, digs, etc)

…………………………………………………

baseball pitcher

Yuya Ishii

Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters

pitched in 22 games so far

pitched 19.7 innings

4.65 ERA
 

Categories : DeafDigest Sports

Comments are closed.

This is a Widget Section

This section is widgetized. If you would like to add content to this section, you may do so by using the Widgets panel from within your WordPress Admin Dashboard. This Widget Section is called "Feature bottom"