2019/05/05

DeafDigest Sports – May 5, 2019

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— dedication to a departed coach

— random deafsports thoughts

— college deaf athlete, men’s soccer

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 8 schedules turned in

— fund raising for Gallaudet basketball trip to Costa Rica

— Chipotle fund raiser

— Gallaudet baseball & football

— Florida & Ohio announcements

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Dedication

DeafDigest Sports dedicates this edition to David
Halberg that departed us.

He founded the wrestling team at American School
for the Deaf during the fifites – and developed
some of his wresters to be the best in their
weight divisions. Some of his wrestlers –
Bernie Fairwood, Bob Seremeth and Loren
Clark became outstanding Gallaudet wrestlers.

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Gallaudet football

XFL has been suggested to draft a Gallaudet player

part of web posting

DB/LB / ST   Jamie Cumberbatch
University: Gallaudet
Height: 5-10
Weight: 205 lbs
Cumberbatch is an inspirational story that really never got told.

I’m not a journalist at least I didn’t even consider myself to be one.
Enjoy scouting watching learning about football writing is just a
byproduct. So I never try to push narratives too much but a good story is
what it is. The young man that has had to face adversity his whole life.
Losing his grandfather still as a young man back in 2009. Then not having
enough money to stay at he was forced to transfer. During his transfer,
they discovered Cumberbatch was hearing impaired rapidly losing his
hearing. Doctors discovered on physical when he had to transfer for not
having enough funds or student aid to continue his studies/football
career. He transferred to Gallaudet where he played in 9 games outside &
in had 41  tackles 2.5 TFL, 1 FR 7 2 PBU in 2017. Then had 23 tackles, 1
FF, 1 FR & 5 PBU this past year in 8 games. Cumberbatch has overcome much
bigger things than not being drafted or giving a shot yet. Never once did
he feel sorry for himself or play the victim. Could have easily threw in
the owl & went another direction but he loves the game.  Has a never quit
mentally or physically just an inspiring prospect that is the type of guy
you want on your team. He knows he has what it takes seen him play man &
off zone coverage, move loose hips smooth transitioning. Plays with
passion tons of heart. Hits like LB & can be that hybrid type of strong
slot safety, 3rd safety/ spear.

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Gallaudet baseball

Bison swept Saturday to complete conference play

READING, Pa. – The Gallaudet University baseball team concluded its 2019
season here Saturday as it dropped a North Eastern Athletic Conference
(NEAC) doubleheader to Penn St.-Berks by the scores of 13-2 and 16-4. The
Bison complete the year with a 9-30 record and 2-16 mark in conference
play while the Nittany Lions improve to 22-13 and 13-5 NEAC.

Upton finishes his career with a school record 218 hits

This is Gallaudet’s fourth straight nine-win season

note:

Pitching is the most important part of baseball. Gallaudet
lost two starting pitchers midway of the season (one due
to injury and other due to grades) and had to make do with
position players asking to pitch the best they could.

Cameron Upton departs us with a .440 batting average.
The team, as a whole, hit .271, meaning there are hitters
in the line up for next season. Fixes must be found for
pitching and defense.

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Florida football

Florida, which will be fielding 8-man football, has
a new coach, actually a returnee to the football coaching
profession – Eric Lefors. He was the coach when Florida
was DeafDigest Sports 11-man football team of the year
some years back.

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Ohio sports

Bill Estes is leaving his position as athletic director
to move back to his native Alabama and to take a position
at Alabama School for the Deaf.

Replacing him as athletic director is Dawn Talmage-Maxwell.
She has learned well as Bill served as her mentor for the
past several years.

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Eat Chipotle, help Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball

Calling all burrito lovers,

Foil your dinner plans and stop by the Chipotle at 40 Massachusetts Ave NE in
Washington for our fundraiser on Monday, May 06 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. We’re
raising money to support Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball, so just download
a flyer from the link below or mention the fundraiser at checkout and they’ll
donate 33% of the proceeds to the cause!

Hi Gallaudet Basketball supporters,

We are doing this fundraiser to support our basketball team’s trip to Costa Rica
this August for our first ever summer foreign tour as permitted by the NCAA and
done in many other universities but never done at Gallaudet. We will do two
community services while at Costa Rica; a free clinic for Deaf children in Costa
Rica and the Special Olympics along with playing 3 games in Costa Rica.

Coming to eat at Chipotle at the Union Station on Monday, May 6 between 4 to 8
pm and showing them our flyer will be sure that 33% will go to the Basketball
team. You can show them the flyer from your phone.

Please do help share this with other people as the more that come to eat there,
will help us greatly! Again, just be sure to show the cashier our flyer on your
mobile phone or print the flyer.

If you cannot come, please do consider making a tax deductible donation, any
amount is appreciated and helpful and adds up quickly to:

https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/department/donate

and put “Gallaudet Men’s Basketball Costa Rica” in the comment box.

Thank you for your support in advance.

the GU Bison Men’s Basketball TEAM

Can’t wait to see you!

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college deaf athlete

Eddie Perry

sophomore

men’s soccer

DePaul University (NCAA-I, Illinois)

has been on the team for two seasons and his name,
for the second season in a row, has not shown up
on stats sheets.

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random deafsports thoughts

Is it an old story or a new story that some football
coaches worry about low interest among boys that want
to play football? And during first day of practice
(before school starts classes) turn out is low.
Yet on first day of school, more boys come out for
football, thus assuring the continuing of this sport.

This is not a good trend.

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fund raising for Gallaudet basketball trip to Costa Rica

https://www.mightycause.com/team/Acf0nf

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2019 football schedules, 8 turned in so far

Just hoping all schedules will be turned in
before schools close for the summer.

If you have completed your football schedule, please
email it to barry@deafdigest.com

thank you

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Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetBisonShop.com