2019/07/19

DeafDigest Sports – July 15-19, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— breaking a deaf swimming record

— deaf school track closed to public

— college pitcher

— Gallaudet updates

— first deaf major leaguer (sorry, not Dummy Hoy)

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Gallaudet football

WASHINGTON – The 2019 Gallaudet University football schedule was
officially announced by 10th-year head coach Chuck Goldstein. The schedule
features four home games and four road games for the Bison, who posted a
3-5 overall record and was 3-3 in the Eastern Collegiate Football
Conference (ECFC) last season.

Gone from the ECFC is Husson University, who joined the Commonwealth Coast
Conference for football. The loss of Husson, who won the last three ECFC
titles, was felt across the ECFC as every member lost a conference game.
In 2020, Keystone College is restarting football after it stopped in 1947
and will be a member of the ECFC. GU also lost a 2019 game when Earlham
College suspended its football program after 54 consecutive losses.

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Gallaudet volleyball

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women’s volleyball program and head
coach Lynn Ray Boren has recently released the 2019 schedule. Boren is
entering his 15th season as head coach and finished the 2018 season with a
17-17 record, 8-3 in conference as the team reached the North Eastern
Athletic Conference (NEAC) semifinal round where the Bison lost to
Morrisville State College.

Gallaudet wraps up its NEAC schedule on Sat., Nov. 2, at Penn St.-Berks
before the conference tournament begins days later.

The NEAC tournament quarterfinals will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The NEAC
tournament continues with the semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 9, followed by
the championship on Sunday, Nov. 10. Gallaudet has hosted the NEAC
championship tournament three times (2012, ’13, ’14) since joining the
conference in 2010. The NCAA tournament will start the following week.

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Gallaudet cross country

The Bison will begin the season locally on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the
Howard University Labor Day Classic being held at nearby Kenilworth Park.
GU stays local with its next meet on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Cardinal
Classic being hosted by The Catholic University of America at Colmar Manor
Community Park in Colmar Manor, Md.

If any Bison runners qualify for the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional
Championship that will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, in Bethlehem, Pa.,
hosted by Muhlenberg College.

There are no home meets for the Bison in 2019.

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Gallaudet basketball

HARTFORD, Conn. – The first John Perry Gallaudet Basketball Camp was a
success at the American School for the Deaf held here from June 30 to July
5 according to Gallaudet men’s basketball head coach Kevin Kovacs, who
helped to run the camp.

The camp featured 42 campers and coaches from the following schools;
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, Lexington School for the Deaf,
Marie Philip School, Model Secondary School for the Deaf, New York School
for the Deaf, Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Rhode Island School for
the Deaf and Walden School.

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breaking a deaf swimming record

from a posting

LSU swimmer Matthew Klotz has re-broken his own Deaf Swimming World Record
in the men’s 50 free, swimming a 23.11 on Thursday at the Louisiana state
meet.

The 23-year old Klotz, racing in long course meters, shaved a few
hundredths off his own record of 23.14. He did that swim last summer in a
time trial at the US National Championships. The Klotz camp says that he
is unshaved and untapered, with the US National Championships at the end
of the month being his target meet.

Klotz is a 5-time Deaflympics gold medalist and also holds long course
World records in the 50 back (25.95), 100 back (56.06), and 200 back
(2:01.96). This swim also put him under the US Olympic Trials standard in
the 50 free for the first time in the qualifying period. Klotz has been
exploring the possibility of trying to qualify for the Hungarian team for
the 2020 Olympic Games. He has not yet hit the Olympic “B” standard in any
events, however, and his 50 free record from Thursday would rank 10th this
season among Hungarian men.

Klotz will be a senior at LSU next season.

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deaf hockey

19th Winter Deaflympics – USA Ice Hockey Team

Curran Allison* 6 – 1 160 22 Goalie Laguna Niguel, CA
Tyler Balcerak 5 – 10 200 18 Defense Elgin, IL
Troy Benson* 6 – 3 196 29 Forward Henderson, NC
Christian Buczek* 5 – 10 170 22 Defense Hamburg, NY
Max Finley* 6 – 1 180 25 Forward Peoria, IL
Henry Fusco* 5 – 9 140 18 Forward White Bear Lake, MN
Miles Gates* 6 – 2 218 30 Defense Erie, PA
Garrett Gintoli* 6 – 2 160 22 Forward Shelton, CT
Peter Gintoli* 5 – 8 175 27 Forward Shelton, CT
William “Bill” Holtzer 5 – 10 160 16 Forward Akron, OH
Sam Holzrichter* 5 – 10 150 22 Forward Sioux City, IA
Scott Humes* 6 – 3 215 23 Forward Columbus, OH
Grant Isenbarger* 6 – 2 180 25 Forward Ft. Wayne, IN
Ryne Krueger* 6 – 2 165 21 Defense Barrington, IL
Danny Kurchena* 6 – 2 195 22 Forward Rutland, VT
Anders Lindgren 5 – 11 170 20 Forward Saint Anne, IL
Jeff Mansfield* 6 – 1 190 34 Goalie Rochester, NY
Trevor McHugh 6 – 2 150 18 Goalie Montclair, VA
T.J. Oricchio* 5 – 11 160 22 Defense Plattsburgh, NY
Luke Peinado 5 – 7 140 16 Defense Winnetka, IL
Jake Schlereth 5 – 9 175 18 Forward Fenton, MO
Max Stephens 5 – 10 155 17 Defense Medford, MA
Derek Struwing* 5 – 9 165 21 Forward Bartlett, IL

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Deaf school track grounds closed to public

For years New York State School for the Deaf
(Rome) allowed the public to use its track
grounds for recreational running.

No more.

Vandalism and bad activities by the public forced the
school to close its track grounds to non-school
personnel.

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college softball pitcher

Morgan Leinstock, a softball pitcher, will be an incoming
freshman with the Arizona State University softball team

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first deaf major leaguer (sorry, not Dummy Hoy)

part of a long posting

Most people have never heard of Eddie Dundon. A quick Google search
reveals some hits for our Eddie, but that’s not saying much. Finding
someone’s name in a Google search does not mean they are well-known.

That’s a shame, because Eddie is instrumental to the game as we know it
today. He wasn’t a good player, let alone a great player. He wasn’t an
all-time great manager or someone who accomplished some amazing feat
heretofore thought impossible. Eddie didn’t accomplish much on the playing
field in his two major league seasons or in his many years in the minors,
yet his impact is felt in every game that we ever watch.

Thanks to Bill O’Neal’s American Association: A Baseball History we know
that Eddie is the person who convinced AA umpires to start using hand
signals. The story goes that Eddie started gesturing to umps from the
mound in the middle of games. He would coach them to understand what he
wanted them to do until they started using hand signals to signify balls
and strikes as well as out and safe calls. The hand signals caught on and
soon made their way to the major leagues and then across the entire
baseball landscape. Now, thanks to Eddie, deaf spectators could enjoy the
game a little better and other deaf players could see the goings on around
them.

note:
to make a long story short, Ed Dundon was major league baseball’s first
deaf player. He was a pitcher, but was not a great one

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random deafsports thoughts

A name change –

the United States Olympic Committee formally changed its name
to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee

Catch-22 situation for us –

if we affiliate with the Paralympics, we would not have
funding issues

but

we lose control

and

we are able bodied; some of our best Deaflympics
performers also perform at the hearing Olympics
level

Very bad situation for us

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