2019/05/25

DeafDigest Sports – May 23-25, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 13 schedules turned in

— Gallaudet track

— Gallaudet baseball

— a school returns to football

— USA volleyball updates

— a past track great

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2019 football schedules, 13 turned in so far

the 12th and 13th schedules were turned in past two days

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 baseball

Gallaudet’s Cameron Upton selected to the D3baseball.com All-South region
third team

MINNEAPOLIS – Gallaudet University senior shortstop Cameron Upton
(Vicksburg, Miss.) was named to the 2019 D3baseball.com All-South region
third team as announced by the national website that covers NCAA Division
III baseball. Upton was named to the all-conference first team by the
North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) earlier this month for the second
straight year.

Upton, a four-time all-conference player, lands on the D3baseball.com
All-Region teams for the second time in his career. The crafty infielder
was named to the second team last season at second base.

Upton ranks 17th in NCAA Division III for batting average (.440) and 40th
in on base percentage (.509). He finished the season second in the NEAC
for hits (62), third in stolen bases (17), fourth in batting average
(.440), sixth in on base percentage (.509), seventh in total bases (77),
11th in triples (two) and slugging percentage (.546). He was named NEAC
Baseball Player of the Week (Feb. 25) and selected to the D3baseball.com
Team of the Week (Feb. 19) this season. Upton finished his career with a
new school record in hits (218).

Upton is the only NEAC player on the All-South region teams. The NEAC had
several selection on other regions’ teams. Penn St.-Berks shortstop Toby
Welk (first team) was named the Mid-Atlantic region Player of the Year
while Lancaster Bible College outfielder Will Welsh was picked to the
second team for a second straight year. In the All-New York region, Keuka
College shortstop Brooks Vertoske was picked to the second team.

Gallaudet now has eight D3baseball.com All-Region honors in program
history (first team: two, second team: three, third team: three). Upton
joins William Bissell and Brandon Holsworth as the only two-time honorees
from GU.

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Gallaudet men’s track

GU’s Gregory places 10th in the 200-meter dash at NCAA championships

GENEVA, Ohio – Gallaudet University made its return to the NCAA outdoor
track and field championships here Thursday for the first time in six
years.

In the early evening, Bison freshman sprinter Eric Gregory (Metairie, La.)
lined up in the first heat of three in the 200-meter dash preliminaries at
the SPIRE Institute. Gregory was in the 8th lane and flew around the turn
during the 200-meter dash and bolted towards the finish line. Gregory
crossed in 21.68 seconds and was the fourth person in his heat to complete
the race. Two other heats had to be run before Gregory would know if he
made the cut to Saturday’s finals, where the top nine runners advance.

In the second heat, four runners were faster than Gregory’s time including
the top finisher, sophomore Corey Carter from Principia, who crossed in
21.04. The GU rookie still stood in eighth place with the third heat about
to run. In the final heat, five of the seven runners finished slower than
Gregory but, unfortunately, two runners posted faster times to bump
Gregory to 10th overall as he just missed the finals cut by eighth
hundredths of a second.

Gregory’s top time in the 200-meter dash this season was 21.39 set back on
April 20 at the Gallaudet University Invitational. That time would have
been the third fastest time in the nationals preliminaries.

“This season has been an exciting journey full of highs and lows,
victories and defeats. Every accomplishment and every set back has its
lesson in this roller coaster ride of track and field. Eric Gregory may
not have made it to the finals, this season, but he now knows what it
takes to get here,” said Gallaudet coach Byron Moore. “Eric has a bright
future ahead of him for sure and I am looking forward to seeing what he is
capable of achieving.”

UP NEXT
This completes the 2019 Gallaudet men’s track and field season. Gregory
finishes the season with three school records (two outdoor, one indoor).

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Louisiana track

part of newspaper story

Past area Athlete of the Year winners

1988 – JAMES MIMS, La. School for the Deaf

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Michigan football

after not playing football in the 2018 season, the school
is making a comeback in the 2019 season.

While it is last minute, the school is trying to finish up
its 2019 schedule.

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part of press release

The Government of Canada supports the Canadian Deaf Sports Association and
Canada’s deaf and hard of hearing athletes

LAVAL, QC, May 22, 2019 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada believes it is
important to support all Canadian athletes to allow them to continually
strive for the podium.

Today, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minster of Canadian Heritage and
Multiculturalism, accompanied by Angelo Iacono, Member of Parliament
(Alfred-Pellan), announced a contribution of $762,800 to the Canadian Deaf
Sports Association (CDSA) through the Sport Support Program. Minister
Rodriguez, along with MP Iacono, made this announcement on behalf of the
Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport.

This support is being provided over a two-year period, with half the funds
distributed in 2018–2019, and the remainder in 2019–2020.

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random deafsports thoughts

per above Canadian press release, how much money does the
USA government give to deaf sports?

Zero!

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USA volleyball updates

If you are interested in applying for a coaching position for the US
teams, please review the
criteria first before applying for a coaching position. See the Coach
Criteria attached.
Please contact Team Director, Patrick O’Brien, at pobrien@usdeafsports.org
if you require any
further information about the USA Deaf Volleyball.

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2019 Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Induction banquet May 31, 2019

George Stothart, Multisport Athlete

George is a multi-sport athlete, coach, and for 64 years, a basketball
official. He was born deaf and became a leader in the growth of the deaf
sporting community in Alberta. He played football with the Lacombe High
School, the University of Alberta, the Edmonton Huskies, and basketball
for the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). George competed
at three World Deaf Games, twice on the Canadian Basketball Team in 1965 &
1973, and as a 400m athletics participant in 1969. He attended once again
in 1981 as a Team Canada official and chaperone. George was one of the key
players on the Edmonton deaf fastball team, ‘The Flying Fingers’ in 1969,
and was one of the founders of the Edmonton Tasmanian Devils deaf
slo-pitch team in 1980. He was also a leader in the formation of the
Edmonton Deaf Basketball team. George was one of the first officers to
serve on the board of the Federation of Silent Sports of Alberta (FSSA),
the forerunner of the Alberta Deaf Sports Association. He held numerous
positions from 1976 to 1982. George refereed basketball at various levels
since the age of 15 and in the peak of his career, was officiating 287
games per year.

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Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetBisonShop.com

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