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DeafDigest Sports – November 29, 2018

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– Gallaudet basketball updates

– basketball updates

– a basketball team overcame 16-point half time deficit to win!
also, a 100-point score & a player to watch

– random deafsports thoughts

– a soccer All-American

– remembering Steve Blehm

deaf schools won/lost records (as of 11/29/18)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Bison fall short in NEAC opener

ABINGTON, Pa. – Gallaudet University had a chance to tie the game in the
waning seconds but a missed free throw left the Bison a point short on the
road at Penn St.-Abington in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC)
men’s basketball opener for both teams. Time ran out on the Bison comeback
as they fell 89-86 to the Nittany Lions.

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Gallaudet women’s basketball

GU drops NEAC opener on the road to Penn St.-Abington

ABINGTON, Pa. – The Gallaudet University women’s basketball team began
conference play here Wednesday night and fell to Penn St.-Abington by six
points, 75-69, in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opener for
both teams.

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Florida boys’ basketball

Hello Dragon fans!  Our young team was rudely welcomed into the 2018-19
season by Halifax Academy of Daytona Beach.  We lost our season opener on
Tuesday 11/27, 9-49.  We came out of that game knowing that we had a long
way to go.

Tonight, we faced Taylor HS (Pierson, FL).  Even though we didn’t win, we
played with much better effort and intensity.  The final score was 48-55.
I’m proud of the boys not quitting and pouring in 29 points in the 4th
quarter.  We made them put their
starters back in and continued to chip away at their lead.  I’m sure their
coach couldn’t have been happier when the clock struck 0:00.

We still have work to do, and we’ll do our best to get to where we need to
be.

Season record: 0-2

Next game: 12/7 & 8 at Alabama School for the Deaf- Hackney Classic
tournament.  3 games in 2 days vs Alabama, Georgia, and Atlanta Area.

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Indiana boys’ basketball

defeated Christel House Academy 106-18

1-0 record

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Indiana girls’ basketball

defeated Lutheran 61-56

4-0 record

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Kansas boys’ basketball

On Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 PM, Kansas School for the Deaf played
their
first basketball game of the season.  They played against Christ
Preparatory, who had already played four games in the Great Plains
Athletics Conference (GPAC).  It was very tough for the KSD Boys’
Basketball Team as they had not practiced for a week due to the
Thanksgiving break and snow day. Christ Prep practiced during the
Thanksgiving break. KSD lost to Christ Prep with a score of 38 to 58.
Christ Prep played very well due to the fact that they had already played
five games this season. Their stats looked great!  Coach Ward was proud of
his KSD boys who worked extremely hard. Presently, KSD has 0 wins and 1
loss.

KSD’s second GPAC game will be against Alta Vista, on Thursday November
29, at KSD after the KSD girls’ basketball game at 4:30 PM. Our Goal is
to
win the game Thursday!  Our roster is: Angel Lira (8Th grade), Logan Green
(8Th grade), Montana Montoya (Junior), Quentavis Reese (Sophomore), Sethan
Rolofson (Sophomore), Troye Johnson (Senior), Tayte McCaskey (Senior),
Zander Symansky (Senior), Tyler Mayfield (Senior), Donnie Hallmark
(Senior),

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Lexington boys’ basketball

Lexington School for the Deaf 60
New York School for the Deaf 32

1-0 record

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Marie Philip girls’ basketball

Marie Philip School Lady Ghosts Varsity Basketball team played first game
of winter season, hosting league opponent, International School of Boston.
It was good battle between both teams.  ISB rallied to score key baskets
and led by one point.  We tried to make baskets, including free throws,
but could not connect.   Result – ISB 25 MPS 24

It was a good test for us to prepare for the season and our team played
well today.

Stats:

Zora Elliot-Mendelsohn – 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist

Belinda Toledo – 8 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals

Shayla Rochette – 12 points, 2 rebounds, 6 steals, 1 assist

Samantha Fernsebner – 2 points, 3 rebounds

Carleigh Babbit – 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Chloe Martin – 2 rebounds

Amabelys Cordero – 1 rebound

Next Game: Saturday, December 1st – New England Schools for the Deaf Tip
Off Tournament against  Rhode Island School for the Deaf – 445 pm at
Emmanuel College in Boston

Record: 0-1

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Maryland boys’ basketball

Maryland SD Boys’ Basketball – Game #1

Game #1

November 28, 2018

Maryland School for the Deaf @ Jemicy School

1    2     3    4    =  Total
MSD  -     7   11   20  25   =   63
JUS   -   15   19   10  12   =   56

Halftime -  Jemicy led 34-18

MSD ORIOLES
Eric Long – 16 points
Rory Lewis – 22 points
Miguel Pavao – 6 points
Enow Otto – 8 points
Jason Werner – 11 points

Team Total FG:  20
Team Total 3FG:  3 (Lewis 2, Werner)
Team Total FT:  20-31

JEMICY VIKINGS
Tawon Wilson – 4 points
Myles Jhonson – 25 points
Zach Walman – 5 points
Connor Williams – 3 points
Jon Caldwell – 7 points
Braeden Smith – 12 points

Team Total FG:  23
Team Total 3FG:  6 (Jhonson 2, Caldwell, Smith, Walman, Williams)
Team Total FT:  4-10

Record: 1-0

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Model boys’ basketball

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Boys Varsity Basketball

Basketball

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Result: Win

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 53

Field School: 51

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Model girls’ basketball

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Basketball

Basketball

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 4:30 PM

Result: Win

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 45

Field School: 17

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New Mexico boys’ basketball

newspaper story

Class 1A/2A players to watch

Deven Thompson, senior, N.M. School for the Deaf

It’s perhaps the understatement of the preseason to say he’s at or
near the top of the Class 1A talent pool. At 6-10, he can dominate on
sheer size and girth alone. At his height he can practically sleepwalk his
way to a double-double, but he’ll need to be more than that if NMSD is
to be taken seriously after its surprising district title run a year ago.
Fitness is a key for Thompson. That, and his desire to push himself beyond
his comfort zone. As big as he is, opponents will try to wear him down by
keeping things up tempo and forcing him to run.

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North Carolina boys’ basketball

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at NCSD

The Way              23   14    17     9-   63
NCSD                     10   12   10   13-   46

NCSD boys varsity basketball record 0-2

Next game is host to SCSDB on Thursday, November 29

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West Virginia soccer

newspaper story
http://www.hampshirereview.com/sports/article_55aae694-f379-11e8-be2c-13df587b4ef4.html

Mariah Wilson awarded Deaf Digest 2018 All–American

note:

This is a paywall. One has to register to read the full story.
This is the reason the full story has not been printed.

Anyway WVSDB has fielded a co-ed soccer team for three
seasons and Mariah is the school’s first time ever
soccer All-American.

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Wisconsin basketball

Girls lost to Berean Baptist last night 38-35

Berean Baptist   19     19   38
WSD                  13     22   35

0-1

Boys lost to Berean Baptist 5
Berean Baptist   35   19        54
WSD                  14    23        37

0-1

Next game: Neesam Classic at Iowa School for the Deaf

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random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports editor was looking through old, old
athletic pictures in Gallaudet archives and was
amnazed about one thing – many pictures of intramural
football – it was tackle football, not touch football
or even flag football!

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remembering Steve Blehm

part of newspaper story

TOUGH AND HUMBLE

Thanks to the internet, Kolpack was able to track down his first subject
Steve Blehm. After an internet search he found an obituary for Blehm’s
wife and from there he set out to find her survivors. “I knew Steve
Blehm was a great player in the early 70s. I looked him up and I knew he
averaged 47 points a game, which is still a record. I knew he’s deaf and
I knew he played for the North Dakota School for the Deaf, so that’s how
I started that chapter.” Kolpack said.

He eventually made contact with one of Blehm’s three daughters, Sarah,
and in time he found himself face to face with Blehm at his home in
Staunton, Virginia. Sarah aided with communication during the visit.

“The daughters never knew about Steve and his records. He was in Sports
Illustrated and they didn’t know about it until they were teenagers. I
go why? He says humble, be humble–and I thought–that’s so North
Dakota. He didn’t want to talk about it. He didn’t want to brag. His
daughters only found out because a sports writer there found out about it
and wrote a story on him.”

note:
Steve enrolled at Minot State University, intending to play
basketball there – but after a semester he transferred to
Gallaudet and played basketball. He was always a starter and
was one of the team’s better players, his scoring average
always in double digits.

An acquaintance told DeafDigest Sports editor today that
Steve was humble and didn’t like to talk about his
basketball exploits at North Dakota School for the Deaf.

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