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DeafDigest Sports – August 8, 2018

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— August football games

— Illinois football opponent

— random deafsports thoughts

— deaf golfer finishes 3rd in national hearing open

— Gertrude Ederle’s Channel swim

— deaf Ninja

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-swimmer-gertrude-ederle-after-completing-british-channel-swim/

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Gallaudet baseball, surprise coach
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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deaf schools football games – August

Aug 17 Riverside hosts Public Safety Academy
Aug 17 Phoenix at NFL YET
Aug 17 Fremont hosts Encina Prep
Aug 17 Indiana hosts Traders Point

Aug 23 Florida hosts Oak Hall

Aug 24 Indiana at Trinity Lutheran
Aug 24 Phoenix hots Hayden
Aug 24 Riverside at Cornerstone Christian
Aug 24 Michigan at Posen
Aug 24 Maryland hosts FCA Bucks
Aug 24 Model at Green Street Academy

Aug 25 Louisiana hosts Georgia
Aug 25 Fremont at North Tahoe

Aug 30 Florida at Halifax Academy
Aug 30 Colorado at Weldon Valley
Aug 30 Riverside hosts San Jacinto Valley
Aug 30 Oklahoma at Arkansas
Aug 30 Wisconsin at Alden-Hebron

Aug 31 Alabama hosts Valley Head
Aug 31 Maryland at Maryland Christian
Aug 31 Texas at DasCHE
Aug 31 Indiana hosts Howe
Aug 31 Fremont at San Juan
Aug 31 Riverside hosts Ray

note:
rest of football-playing schools start their seasons
in September.

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Illinois football

part of newspaper story

Rather than shut down, Milford/Cissna Park chose instead to slim down and
move to the Illinois 8-Man Football Association for the 2018 season along
with first-year program Judah Christian.

The seven-team league also includes Alden-Hebron, Elgin Westminster
Christian, Jacksonville’s Illinois School for the Deaf, Lake Forest
Academy and Rockford Christian Life, with Polo set to join in 2019.

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deaf golfer finishes 3rd at the Malaysian Ladies Amateur Open Championship

Diksha Dagar, deaf female golfer from India, won the 2018 Women’s World
Deaf Golf Championship. A week later she came in 3rd place at the
Malaysian Ladies Amateur Open Championship. She shot 70, 69, 70
and 70 to get the third place honor.

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random deafsports thoughts

what about a dream one on one deaf women’s golf confrontation between
Diksha Dagar (above) and Kayla Yost, who is considered to be USA’s
best deaf female golfer?

Would that be possible? Yost is a pro while Dagar is still an
amateur.

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Crossing the Channel: Gertrude Ederle’s Epic Swim

abbreviated; very long newspaper story

On this date 92 years ago, an intrepid American named Gertrude Ederle
became the first woman to swim the English Channel.

Needless to say, Ederle was accomplished in the water before she made
history across the Atlantic. At the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, she won
two individual bronze medals and gold in the 400-meter freestyle relay,
all while swimming with an injured knee. Although only 18, it was in
France that she decided on conquering the channel. It had been done five
times before, all by male swimmers. Ederle was pretty certain she could do
it, and faster, than the men.

When Gertie was 5, a case of the measles caused hearing loss. As she grew
older, the family’s doctors warned that swimming would make the girl’s
condition worse. But keeping this self-described “water baby” out of
the ocean was impossible.

Although she consented to appear in a short movie about her life, she
didn’t avail herself of any offers of matrimony. Her hearing did indeed
worsen, the mass adulation stressed her out, and eventually she was
forgotten by the public, which suited her fine. Ederle taught deaf
children to swim, reveled in her blessings, and lived quietly with a group
of female friends. She died peacefully in 2003, at age 98, and is buried
in the Bronx.

note:
this story did not mention that she was a long time swimming
instructor at Lexington School for the Deaf (at that time
on 67th Street in Manhattan)

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deaf Ninja

Last year, DeafDigest mentioned that Kyle
Schulze, who is deaf, was a new TV Ninja
participant. He is still competing in
his second season. He has had his
disasters during competition but is
still surviving.
 

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