DeafDigest Sports – November 17, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:

— Texas wins; football season continues

— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball updates

— updates on deaf athletes on RIT teams

— Gallaudet swimming updates

deaf schools won/lost records (as of 11/17/18)

2018 football scores (as of 11/17/18)


Football score last night

Texas 59 Northland Christian 21

Texas moves to 2nd round of TAPPS playoffs
against Bay Area Christian


Gallaudet men’s swimming

GU wins five events in loss to Marymount

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s swimming and diving program
came up short in a 109-74 loss to Marymount (Va.) University here Friday
night in a non-conference meet.

The Bison (1-3) won five of the 11 events as sophomore Ben Sealts (Ottawa,
Ohio) and freshman AJ Markel (University Park, Md.) won three and two
events, respectively.

Sealts took home first-place in the 1,000-yard freestyle as he touched the
wall in 10 minutes, 47.69 seconds. He completed his hat trick with
first-place finishes in the 200-yard IM (2:06.89) and 100-yard backstroke

Markel picked up two wins in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events with
quick times of 24.06 and 54.78, respectively.

Freshman Barry McGrain III (Lakeville, N.Y.) was second in the 500-yard
freestyle as he posted a time of 5:47.84.



Gallaudet women’s swimming

Bison come up short in home women’s swim meet against Marymount

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women’s swimming and diving program
lost, 102-65, to Marymount (Va.) University here Friday night at the Field
House pool in a non-conference meet.

The Bison (0-4) won three of the 11 events as junior Jessica Monroe
(Senoia, Ga.) led the way with two first-place performances. Monroe won
the 1,000-yard freestyle event with a time of 13 minutes, 46.96 seconds.
Monroe then earned first-place points in the 100-yard backstroke with a
posted time of 1:26.16. Monroe picked up second-place points in the
100-yard butterfly (1:16.28).

Gallaudet swept the podium in the 500-yard freestyle senior Jana Kiefer
(Leander, Texas) finished first in 6:46.37 followed by freshman Casey Peck
(Mentor, Ohio) in second place (8:31.14) and sophomore Alyssa Castillo
(Fresno, Calif.) in third place (10:47.09).


updates on deaf athletes with RIT teams

men’s cross country:
Otto Kingstedt of RIT men’s cross country posted yet another strong
season, and he is currently competing in the NCAA Division III National
Championship alongside his RIT teammates in Oshkosh, WI. Kingstedt
finished third overall in the NCAA Atlantic Region Championship.

An excerpt from your dear friends in the RIT Sports Information Office: He
won his first three races of the season and on Oct. 8, was named the
USTFCCCA Division III National Runner of the Week after finishing nearly a
minute ahead of the field at the Highlander Invitational. Kingstedt was
fifth at the Liberty League Championship on Oct. 27 in a season-best time
of 25:12.0 to earn first team honors for the second straight year. He is
looking to break his career-best time of 24:46.6, set at the 2017
Highlander Invitational. Kingstedt is a two-time RIT Athlete of the Week
this season.

As a freshman Kingstedt was a top runner with the Gallaudet cross country
and track teams before transferring to NTID. His freshman year running
certificate can be seen in the Gallaudet trophy window.

women’s soccer:
Mia White captained the women’s soccer team to a national ranking of #15
during the regular season. White finished the season second on the team in
goals and points. She garnered Liberty League Honorable Mention accolades
as well as the Liberty League All-Academic Team.

men’s crew:
Men’s crew welcomed a lot of young prospects in Alex Kauffman, August
Koehler, Ryan Sanchez, and Ryan Stack. They all performed well during
several regattas on the varsity and novice teams.

women’s crew:
Edie Fern Wilson and Holly Edler made strong contributions to the women’s
crew program.

Cullen Shade (Indiana) is wrestling in the 149 pound class for the Tigers,
and he will be wrestling in the RIT Invitational on December 1st.

women’s diving:
Redshirt freshman Anna Johnson has put together stellar performances for
the women’s diving program, finishing first in the 1-meter diving
competition against LeMoyne College. The RIT women’s swimming & diving
programs are undefeated- they have won 15 straight dual meets.

women’s swiming:
Emily Lederman is battling shoulder injury at the moment, but she has
compiled a stellar swimming career thus far. She is RIT’s fastest swimmer
in the 200-yard individual medley, 400 yard individual medley, finished in
the top three 39 times prior to this season. She was the West Virginia
State Champion in high school.

men’s swimming
Super senior Dominic Ricchio and freshman Marco Narvarte are making strong
contributions to the men’s swimming program, winning multiple relay races

indoor track:
Men’s and women’s Indoor Track & Field season will begin in December.
Sodiq Alaraba of Nigeria, Ethan Ettienne (Lanham, MD), and Bradley
Morrisette (Auburn, ME) headline a deep roster. Newcomers Kaila Cruz,
Jacob Covell, Maameyaa Asimah, and Brianna Pierre are poised to make an
immediate impact.

women’s hockey
Baylee Trani and McKinley Karpa are in the midst of a rebuilding season
for the NCAA Division I women’s hockey program. Trani and Karpa are seeing
some playing time as forwards.

Julia Kadzis, Marlena Rauber, Nelson Palacios, Tia Hose, and Britney
Strong are rooting the Tigers on as they prepare for RIT’s spring trip to
the National Cheerleaders Association College Nationals.

women’ softball
Brianna Bilich is awaiting the beginning of her freshman campaign as the
first baseman for the RIT softball team this spring.

as compared to past seasons, there is probably a higher participation
of deaf athletes on RIT teams. There is one big reason for it –
Sean Flanagan. He is deaf and in the past, was a top hitter with the
RIT baseball team. He briefly played in an independent professional
baseball league in Maine. The RIT athletic department hired him
to specifically work with deaf athletes – something they have never
done in the past. As a result, participation has seen a big uptick!

Years ago a staffer in NTID president’s office dutifully reported
athletic updates with DeafDigest Sports. When he left NTID for
another job, no one took up the slack – and this was the reason
we have not been hearing anything on RIT’s deaf athletes since
then (until now).


Mississippi boys’ basketball

MSD Boys Varsity Basketball

MSD 50
St. Andrews 72

0-3 record


Texas football

TSD defeated Northland 59 to 21.

18-7 end of 1st quarter; 24-7 at halftime

Our next game is on Saturday. November 24th, at 5:00 pm
against Bay Area Christian

Record: 8-3


random deafsports thoughts

there was a tweet asking that there be a new movie
based on the life of Dummy Hoy.

Whoever posted that tweet is totally unaware that we
have had two movies, both by different production
companies about Dummy Hoy’s basecall career


Fall season All-American and other honors

Previously announced:
— Volleyball (big schools) – Maryland School for the Deaf
— Volleyball (small schools) – Kansas School for the Deaf
— Volleyball (small schools) – Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
— Volleyball All-American Team and other honors

— 6 & 8 man football – Mississippi School for the Deaf
— 8 man Football All American Team and other honors
— 11-man football – TBA

11 man football Team of the Year
will be announced when the football season officially ends
as Texas is the only team still continuing to play

— 11-man soccer – Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
— 8-man soccer – Rochester School for the Deaf
— Soccer All-American Team and other honors