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DeafDigest Sports – November 22, 2018

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– random deafsports thoughts

– Gallaudet basketball update

– Gallaudet football, newspaper article

– upcoming football game

– deaf volleyball player for NCAA-I program

deaf schools won/lost records (as of 11/17/18)
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2018 football scores (as of 11/17/18)
http://deafdigestsports.com/football-scores/

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upcoming football game

Texas vs Bay Area Christian, 2nd round of
state TAPPS playoffs
November 24, 2018

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Second-half run sparks Gallaudet on the road against Hampden-Sydney

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. – The comeback was nearly complete for Gallaudet
University here Wednesday night as the Bison men’s basketball team fought
back from down 27 points against Hampden-Sydney College but in the end,
time ran out on GU’s bid, as the host Tigers won 73-63.

Gallaudet (0-5) used a 25-4 run, that spanned 12 minutes, in the second
half to cut the Tigers’ lead from 51-24 to just six points, 55-49, in the
Fleet Gymnasium.

Junior guard Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.) drained his third and final
3-pointer at the 3:43 mark to pull the Bison even closer, 59-55.

Junior center Steve Valencia-Biskupiak (Riverside, Calif.) led the Bison
in scoring with 16 points while Valencia scored 10 of his 15 points in the
second half to go with five rebounds, six assists and three steals.
Freshman guard Corey Smith (Miami, Fla.) recorded his first double-double
with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Senior center Jamal Garner (Jacksonville,
Ill.) chipped in eight points and four rebounds before he fouled out.

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Gallaudet football

part of newspaper story

Still snapping

Brad Moushegian, the hearing-impaired long snapper for Salem High School
who was featured in The Roanoke Times last December, has made his college
debut on the football team at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.

Gallaudet bills itself as one of the world’s premier institutions for
the deaf and hard of hearing, and Moushegian, who had been wearing
cochlear implants since he was 3, was required to learn sign language
before he could play.

“He is still considered a beginner but has come a long way with his
signing abilities,” said Moushegian’s father, Jeff, who is the first
in a long line of snappers in the family.

Brad Moushegian is listed as a 5-foot-10, 155-pound wide receiver on the
Gallaudet website, which indicates he played in one game for the Bison
(3-5).

Brad was held out of the first five games of the season with a elevated
heart rate that a sports cardiologist was monitoring. He subsequently
practiced as both a long snapper and a wide receiver.

“Like most of the freshmen, he did not get in the games but for a few
plays this year,” his dad said. “He is looking forward to offseason
workouts and getting prepared for his sophomore year.”

One of the kickers Moushegian might be snapping to in coming years is
Jacob Guertler, a junior from Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton, which
becomes Staunton High School next summer.

There are four players from Virginia on the Gallaudet roster. The other
two are from the Tidewater region.

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deaf volleyball player for a NCAA-I program

Jonni Parker is deaf but is a freshman member of the
Penn State University volleyball team.

She probably knows nothing about ASL.

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random deafsports thoughts

Is there such a thing as analytics in Deaf Softball?

Baltimore Orioles hired past NASA engineer Sig Mejdal
for his expertise with baseball analytics.

As a young man DeafDigest Sports editor played
competitive deaf softball – against deaf teams in
invitational and regional tournaments and against
hearing teams in league play.

The coach was a Gallaudet graduate with a degree
in Math and worked as a federal government computer
programmer.

He was deep into analytics years before we all
have heard of that word.

On the team was a player whose mechanics were all
wrong. His swing was flawed. Yet he had one of the
highest batting averages on the team. He just made
contact with the ball, despite his terrible swing,
and it boosted higher his batting average.

The coach defended criticism from the team,
saying the player’s batting average was higher
than all of them!

Analytics or fundamental play? Your choice!

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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

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