2019/08/06

DeafDigest Sports – August 1-6, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— August football games

— volleyball updates

— Alabama football

— a new soccer team

— Gallaudet updates

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August football games

Aug 22 Oklahoma at Sasakawa
Aug 23 Indiana at Traders Point
Aug 23 Model hosts Northern Virginia Home School
Aug 24 Fremont hosts North Tahoe
Aug 29 Wisconsin at Alden Hebron
Aug 29 Arkansas at Louisiana
Aug 29 Texas hosts St Mary Hall
Aug 29 Florida hosts Harvest Community
Aug 29 Fremont at Vacaville Christian
Aug 30 Riverside hosts San Jacinto Valley Academy
Aug 30 Alabama at Valley Head
Aug 30 Indiana hosts Tindley
Aug 30 Model hosts Eastern Shore Home School
Aug 30 Maryland hosts St John’s Catholic Prep
Aug 31 Phoenix at Mississippi

note:
other schools start their football season in September

not all schools have turned in their football schedules!

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Gallaudet updates

Gallaudet to host 1st John Perry 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 15

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s and women’s basketball
programs will host the 1st John Perry 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament for
men’s and women’s players on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. in the Field
House. There are two divisions for men and women, who are 18 years and
older.

The cost is $12 per player with a maximum of four players per team. This
tournament honors the late John Perry, former Gallaudet assistant coach
and four-year student-athlete, who passed away last January. Money raised
will go to the John Perry endowment fund. To learn more about the fund or
if you can’t attend and would like to make a contribution go here:
https://www.gallaudet.edu/office-of-development/john-c-perry.

Register online here: https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/camps/camps-list
If you have questions please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head coach
Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu or contact women’s basketball
coach Stephanie Stevens at stephanie.stevens@gallaudet.edu.

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Gallaudet men’s basketball to play University of Vermont

The Catamounts will return home to Burlington to host Gallaudet, a college
for the deaf and hard of hearing. Gallaudet is also where Vermont head man
John Becker got his start as a head coach.

Vermont is a perennial NCAA-I tournament team and it is a tremendous
honor for Gallaudet, a NCAA-III team play against one of these
national powers! Gallaudet did for few seasons in 1930’s.

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Gallaudet men’s soccer

Gallaudet men’s soccer announces recruiting class

Gallaudet University men’s soccer head coach Pedro Braz is proud to
announce the 12-member recruiting class for the 2019 season.

The Bison finished the 2018 campaign with a 6-11 mark and 4-7 in North
Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play. The team posted its third
straight five-win season and won four conference games for the second
consecutive year.

Six of these recruits are international players.

Note:
In the late sixties, Gallaudet had a player from Scotland – Leslie
Anderson; he played four seasons and has been inducted into the
Gallaudet athletic hall of fame. Needless to say, he was a sensation
on the campus, easily outclassing his teammates on the soccer field.

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Gallaudet University’s Sabina Shysh honored with 2018-19 NEAC Inspirational Award

The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its recipient of
the 2018-19 NEAC Inspirational Award on Friday and Gallaudet University
and four-sport standout Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) was honored.

The Inspirational Award is given annually to a student-athlete, coach or
administrator who has endured personal hardship that has led to bravery
and dedication within athletics through participation, volunteerism,
coaching or administration. Shysh is the lone recipient of the NEAC
Inspirational Award this year.

note:
Sabina Shysh never played softball in her life before joining
the team as a junior. She legged out many grounders because of her
blazing speed on the bases. Not only that, she was a member
of the track team. A problem with two sports? – well, she
practiced track in the mornings and softball in the
afternoons – and fortunately, scheduling conflicts between
softball and track were minimal. Gallaudet may probably
for a long time may not see the likes of Shysh, a rare
athletic specimen!

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Alabama football

part of newspaper story

The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind has played football for more than
125 seasons. The most games this program has ever won in a single season is
11 in 1991, and each year players suit up to set a school record in
victories 2019 is no different. A special school that fields a team full of
special athletes that are “Limitless.”

TALLADEGA, Ala. (WBRC) – Cullen Crook and Tanner Wood love to compete, no
matter the sport, even if it’s rock, paper, scissors to determine who will
speak first at the Talladega County High School Media Day.

These two young men will suit up this fall for The Alabama Institute for
Deaf and Blind (AIDB), a school that has played football for more than 125
seasons.

In 2019 the Silent Warriors will once again step on the field and compete,
despite the odds and physical adversities this team fields.

“Our motto is blind, deaf, limitless,” said Silent Warriors’ quarterback
Tanner Wood. “We want to win just as bad as everyone else. We work hard like
everyone else. We play because we love the game and because it makes us feel
normal, not many people can understand that.”

The AIDB open their season Aug. 30 at home against Valley Head. Last season
the Silent Warriors went 5-4, but this fall, the team wants to be even
better.

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North Carolina soccer

North Carolina School for the Deaf athletic director Tom Krohn this week
announced that the school would discontinue the football program and
establish a varsity soccer team for the first time in the school history.

NCSD fielded its own football team until 2011 and combined with Eastern
North Carolina School for the Deaf to field an eight-man football team
from 2012-18.

Krohn said the football team has been “struggling to survive the season
for the last three seasons due to lack of interested players.” Other
reasons for the decision, Krohn said, include the high maintenance the football team
requires “such as weightlifting, game preparation and high cost of
equipment.”

Krohn will coach the soccer team. He said the team would be co-ed and
would play 13 games in its first season, starting Aug. 27 at home versus
Nebo Crossing. The team will play two home games on Oct. 5 (9:30 a.m., 2 p.m.) as NCSD
celebrates its 125th anniversary on its 75th annual homecoming event.

note:
This closes out the glorious North Carolina football program; this school
was considered the Notre Dame of Deaf Schools football from the late
forties throughout the seventies.

And this closing has caused a chain reaction; Eastern North Carolina
was forced to close its football program due to lack of players
from the North Carolina School for the Deaf

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random deafsports thoughts

From a 2009 DeafDigest posting

For years and years everywhere, we always hear of deaf
athletes complaining that the deaf opponents they play
against, were actually hearing, and faking their
deafness.
And the opponents have always denied they were
hearing.
But now this – a “deaf” soccer team from Ghana went on
a trip to play against a deaf team from Australia. Only that
the “deaf” team consisted of hearing players.
The Australians are upset, and are demanding monetary
damages. And in the meantime the sports official in Ghana,
that organized the “deaf” team, has been arrested!

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Volleyball updates

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster

2019 Pan Am Qualifiers in Brasilia, Brazil

4 Ann Behm (L, 5-6, Gallaudet, Fishers, Indiana)
7 Lauren McCutcheon (OH, 6-1, JL Mann Academy, Simpsonville, South
Carolina)
8 Karita Lewis (M, 5-10, Gallaudet, Frederick, Maryland)
10 Kelly Kidd (OPP, 6-1, Butler, Indianapolis, Indiana)
11 Samanatha Hicks (OH, 5-10, McKinney HS, McKinney, Texas)
12 Sarah Tubert (S, 6-0, Gallaudet, Burbank, California)
14 Abby Garrity (OH, 6-0, Idaho State, Salt Lake City, Utah)
15 Kaylie Beck (S-OPP, 5-10, Woodcreek HS, Roseville, California)
17 Giuletta Maucere (M, 6-0, Gallaudet, Studio City, California)

Head Coach: Lynn Ray Boren
Staff: Danielle Morris, CJ Upchurch

2019 Pan American Deaf Volleyball Regional Qualification

The USA Deaf Volleyball will send only US Women’s Volleyball Team to the
2019 Pan American Deaf Volleyball Regional Qualification in Brasilia, Brazil from
November 24th to December 1st

In order to qualify for 2021 Deaflympics, participants that will be
Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and USA must be top 3 in the regional qualification.

Other countries from South America will participate in this competition.

USA Men’s national team is already qualified to participate in 2021
Deaflympics because only three countries, Brazil, Mexico and USA

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