2019/03/15

DeafDigest Sports – March 15, 2019

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— dedication to a departed athlete

— Team of the Year announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— final basketball game today

— elite deaf athlete, professional rugby player

— softball update

— MAAD tournament from a fan

— full time soccer coach

deaf schools won/lost records (as of 3/15/19)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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dedication

DeafDigest Sports dedicates this edition to
Larry Bostelman that departed us.

An outstanding basketball player, he was a member of
the 1977 USA national basketball team that won the
gold at the Deaflympics in Burcharest, Romania.

At Ohio SD, he averaged 28.4 points and 17.4 rebounds
per game, and was inducted into the Ohio Deaf Hall of Fame.

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DeafDigest Sports Team of the Year announcement

coming up in due time –
Small Schools boys’ Team of the Year

last basketball game today

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Basketball Team of the Year honors already announced

Big Schools Boys – Maryland School for the Deaf
Big Schools Girls – Texas School for the Deaf

Small Schools Girls – Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

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Florida sports

The Florida High School Athletic Association has announced the assignments
for high schools in winter sports.

In all winter sports, Florida Deaf will be an independent member.

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Lexington boys’ basketball

plays in the league championship game today

after this game, that is it for 2019 Deaf Schools Basketball season

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Riverside softball

CSD RIVERSIDE 21
Lucerne Valley 4

Record 4-1

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college deaf athletes

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elite deaf athletes

Morgan Mitchell, a New Zealander, who is deaf but functions
as a hearing person, is professional rugby player with
the Toronto Arrows team in the Major League Rugby.
How big (or how small) is he? He is only 5’9 tall but
weighs 251 lbs.

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random deafsports thoughts

Six man football?

The old Silent Worker edition, March 1950 edition
said that five deaf schools played 6-man football.

These schools were New York State (Rome), South
Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Oregon.

The story didn’t mention that St Mary’s dropped
six man football in the previous season.

How many of these schools continue with football
in any form or fashion? None.

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Midwest Athletic Association for the Deaf basketball
tournament

from a fan

At the MAAD tournament this past weekend at Faribault,
the Dakotas (mostly players from North Dakota and
South Dakota) won the men’s tournament.

One of their players is probsbly the best player I have
ever seen in 25 years – Phillips S was 2011 Mr North
Dakota basketball player (high school). He averaged
over 35 points per game and scored 53 points in the
championship game against Olathe.

How often would I see this type of player in this
decade? Probably one or two – a hidden gem!

note:
the player’s full name was not disclosed in the email

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full time soccer coach

long newspaper story, abbreviated and edited

Ben Lampert was written up in a long newspaper
story as Great Britian’s only deaf full time
soccer coach.

He is an assistant coach with the Brentford Football Club,
a member of the Championship League, which is a notch
below the top Premier level (in baseball language,
it Class AAA, a notch below the major league baseball)

For many years he played with British national deaf
soccer team, before moving on to the coaching ranks.

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