2019/03/17

DeafDigest Sports – March 17, 2019

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— Team of the Year announcement to be made Monday

— random deafsports thoughts

— elite deaf athlete; a pro champion

— college deaf athlete

— Gallaudet softball

— basketball update

— winning state basketball championship with just 14 boys in school

deaf schools won/lost records (as of 3/16/19)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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DeafDigest Sports Team of the Year announcement

Small Schools boys’ Team of the Year announcement
will made Monday

basketball season has officially ended for all schools

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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 Boys – to be announced Monday
Small Schools Girls – Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

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Gallaudet softball

Gallaudet holds off Washington Adventist in 6-5 win

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University softball team held off Washington
Adventist University here Friday afternoon to win 6-5 at the GU Softball
Complex.

Gallaudet (4-5) broke open a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning
with two runs to take a two-run lead, 6-4, into the seventh inning.

Washington Adventist (1-3) tried to take the lead in the last inning after
Kassandra Espinosa tripled to right-center field and scored on a ground
out to pull the Shock to within one run.

GU walked the bases loaded before Erin Greenlaw (3-for-4) popped out to
end the game.

Senior pitcher Jacklyn Zacarias (Montebello, Calif.) picked up her third
win of the season as she allowed five runs (two earned) on eight hits,
three walks and struck out nine.

Freshman Karla Gomez-Zepeda (Santa Rosa, Calif.) led the Bison offense
with three RBI, two hits and one run scored. Jenny Mendis (Brook Park,
Ohio) added two singles and two runs scored.

note:
Washington Adventist is one of the rare NAIA schools in the metro
Washington, DC area.

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Lexington boys’ basketball

Lexington Boys Basketball wrapped up their season with the record of 20 wins
and 2 losses. After a couple of losses, they?ve won 17 games in a row and won
two tournaments, Eastern School for the Deaf Athletics Association, ESDAA,
and Metro League!

Lexington won Metro League championship match back in 2009.?

The last time that Lexington captured ESDAA champion was back in 2001 and
that?s 17 years drought!

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Nebraska boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

In 1931, the high schools basketball team, the Tigers, beat Schuyler,
McCook, Jackson (University Place) and Crete, capping its years 29 wins
and 0 losses by becoming the Nebraska Class A High School champions
despite the fact that there were only 14 boys in the entire high school.

note:
school closed its doors permanently in 1998

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college deaf athlete

Rogers Printup

junior

men’s basketball

University of California at Davis (NCAA-I program)

played 25 of his team’s 31 games

started 10 gamnes

averaged 18.3 minutes per game as one of the coach’s core players

averaged 3.5 points per game

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elite deaf athlete

part of newspaper story

In her first year on the professional circuit and only on her fourth start
in the famed Ladies European Tour, Diksha Dagar became just the second
Indian woman golfer to win a title on Saturday.

The upcoming Indian golfer clinched the South African Open, scripting an
incredible one-shot victory over three-time champion Lee Anne Pace with a
bogey-free final round in Cape Town.

The 18-year-old Dagar was trailing by two shots heading into the final
round, but pipped the much-experienced Pace with a three-under final
round.

Diksha also has ambitions of getting to the LPGA, which on current form
looks a strong possibility. Dagar also played at the Womens Hero Indian
Open as an amateur and made the cut.

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random deafsports thoughts

Could a deaf baseball player play centerfield with his
hearing teammates?

There was a story in Saturday’s newspapers about the
key duty of a centerfielder – to shout out who will
catch the fly balls. Hearing outfielders hear the
shouting and know what to do with these flyballs.

Would hearing outfielders understand the “deaf speech”
by the deaf centerfielder?

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