DeafDigest Sports – September 24, 2019

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2019 fall season won/lost records
as of 9/24/19

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football games this week

Sep 26 Florida hosts Harvest Community
Sep 26 Oklahoma at Kansas
Sep 26 Washington at Wishkah
Sep 26 Riverside hosts United Christian Academy

Sep 27 Fremont at George Washington
Sep 27 Model hosts Northern Virginia
Sep 27 Phoenix at Cibeque
Sep 27 Texas at Maryland
Sep 27 Colorado at Walsh

Sep 28 Alabama at Indiana
Sep 28 Illinois at Wisconsin
Sep 28 Mississippi at Tennessee
Sep 28 New Mexico at Arkansas
Sep 28 Louisiana at South Carolina
Sep 28 Minnesota at Missouri


Florida volleyball

at Southern Spike Out




Championship Game


Wow…this weekend was a lot fun.  We participated in Mississippi’s
Homecoming activities including their Pep Rally, football game, and the
Homecoming Dance.  The girls really had a great time!  We started off
playing Atlanta Area School for the Deaf.  This is the first time in at
least 17 years that we have played them.  They only had six girls, so we
mixed up our rotation and let some of the girls play their “favorite”
positions that they don’t normally get to play.  Things were a little
crazy, but the girls learned how to play with their new positions on the
spot. We dug ourselves into a hole on a few occasions, but the girls
always bounced back and won in two sets: 18-25 and 23-25.

Our second match was against MSD.  Their middle blocker really gave us a
run for our money.  The girls had to figure out how to hit around the
block or make other plays happen.  Again, it wasn’t always pretty, but
they got the job done.  They won 25-22 and 25-21.

Western Pennsylvania was our third match.  This is another school that we
haven’t played in at least 17 years.  The girls played better this game,
but they struggled to maintain consistency.  That is something we have to
improve on in order to win more games throughout the rest of the season.
The girls won their third straight match: 25-17 and 25-16.  This placed
them into the Championship Game…after the football game!  Congrats to
the football players for their win against Mississippi!!

We faced Western Pennsylvania again after the Homecoming game.  The girls
were tired from travel, playing, and being out in the 90 degree weather
during the football game.  They won the first two sets 25-21 and 25-17 and
then things started to get sloppy.  We really struggled with consistency
and just playing basic volleyball.  WPSD was putting the first (or second)
ball over and waiting for us to mess up and it was working.  We lost the
third and fourth sets 21-25 and 17-25.  That brought us into the fifth
set.  WPSD kept playing the same type of strategy, but we worked through
our errors and the girls were able to pull out the win.  The final score
was 18-16.

It definitely wasn’t pretty at times and we have lots of work to do at
practice tomorrow.  But…the girls won the Championship Game!  We’re so
proud of them for never giving up and working through the struggles.  At
the end of the season, all four of these games go in the win column and we
are now 5-3!


Fremont sports

LAST WEEK –  Volleyball had a tough stretch dropping to California
Crosspoint and Fremont Christian but with sustained improvements, we know
that CSD will bounce
back and give all of the league teams a tough time in the playoffs.
Varsity football was on a bye week so we had just enough to muster our
first JV Football Game
in 4 years.  Only 12 boys suited up as the “Dirty Dozen” and we hosted
Elsie Allen who was formerly a Varsity team that reclassified just last
month.  Despite them
having over 30 players and multiple seniors, we didn’t make the usual JV
mistakes and dominated 44-6.

DEAF PREP XC –  The highlight of the week was when the Cross Country Teams
went to Oregon to play in the return of the National Deaf Prep Tournament.
CSD Girls won
the team Championship.  Jasmine Jimenez-Lara finished in 1st place out of
nine runners.  Amanda Vega and Katia Aguirre finished 2nd and 7th
respectively.  CSD Boys
finished in 2nd place behind champion Oregon School for the Deaf.
Leonardo Vergara was the best CSD boys performer as he finished 4th out of
25 runners.  Chris
Navarette finished 5th, Chris Renteria 8th, George Quirie 11th, and Raul
Quintero 17th.  This was a 3.1 mile course on campus against host Oregon
School for the
Deaf, California School for the Deaf Riverside, and Washington School for
the Deaf.  Congratulations to everyone!

THIS WEEK –  There are no home games this week.  Varsity Volleyball has an
away game to Contra Costa Christian and JV Volleyball has a light week
without a game.
Cross Country will head to Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland on Wednesday for
the first of three league meets.  Varsity Football and Cheerleading is
excited to return
to George Washington High School and play on the top 10 High School
Stadium in America


JASMINE JIMENEZ-LARA – Our Junior standout came to Oregon as the heavy
favorites to win the Deaf Prep Contest and she certainly did not
disappoint as she brought
home first place in individual and helped CSD Girls win the Championship.
Jasmine had a time of 24:57 and Amanda Vega was behind her at 25:23 but
then the next
finisher was at 27:29 and beyond!

JOHNTE HAGGINS – It has been a great stretch for our younger players in
football when CSD Varsity defeated Rancho San Juan the previous week where
the underclassmen
played defense the entire game.  Last week, we had our only JV Game of the
season and Johnte had one and half practice to learn a new position then
Runningback and Linebacker in the game and looked well beyond his years!

LAST WEEK –  The JV and Varsity Volleyball team beat Making Waves on
Tuesday then lost to Holy Names on Thursday.  Jalina Dietz saved a lot of
balls for the JV
girls and Chang May Tan made some great decisions in setting and
volleying.  On Varsity, senior Esther Biser packs a howitzer of an arm,
Kara Wolfangle is an ace
server, and the rest of the team is tall and it has shown to be difficult
for the opposition to make clean spikes.  The football team played a first
year program in
Rancho San Juan who replaced the now JV-level Elsie Allen (this Thursday),
it was the first time we played a team that had 73 players on their roster
and the boys
took my challenge of grinding it out without needing to use seniors on
defense at all and our younger players certainly stepped up via a 51-7
victory.  Cross
Country had their first meet last weekend, Leonardo Vergara, Chris
Renteria, and Jasmine Jimenez-Lara was among the standouts.

THIS WEEK –  The highlight of the week is our Cross Country Team heading
to Oregon for the Deaf National Prep Meet!  Varsity Football is on a bye
week and we will
have our only JV game this season against Elsie Allen at home with our
cheerleaders on Thursday.  The JV and Varsity Volleyball team goes to
Crosspoint on Tuesday
and hosts Fremont Christian on Thursday.  Good luck everyone!


REZA MOSHER, our Junior flyer is a team captain this year.  She has been
noticed by her commitment and loyalty.  She shows up every day with
enthusiasm and
continues to help other newer players.  This attitude has carried out to
her team and to all of the other teams.  Great job!

LEVI BISER, our Junior Outside Linebacker always plays with a high motor
but he still took a challenge from the coaching staff to make another leap
in his play this
week.  Levi ended up with 9 tackles and timed two outside passes
beautifully to cut right through for a pick-six, twice!  Congratulations.


Lexington volleyball

Thurs- Sept 19Evangel Christian 3-0 over Lexington

PSAA 1-3
Overall 2-2

Friday- Sept 20
Lawrence Woodmere Academy 3-1 over Lexington
Lex 25-21
Lwa 25-10
Lwa 25-14
Lwa 25-15

PSAA 1-3
Overall 2-3


Mississippi School f/t Deaf

MSD 19  24 12
Pisgah  25 26 25

Next Game 9/26 @ Yazoo

Record 5-11


Missouri football

newspaper story

High school football: Missouri School for the Deaf 36, Kansas School for
the Deaf 0

OLATHE, Kan. — Senior running back Mikal Meriweather gained 115 yards and
scored four touchdowns in the Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles’ romp
against the Kansas School for the Deaf Jackrabbits on Saturday.

Senior running back Damar Washington also rushed for 32 yards and a pair
of scores for MSD (2-1). Junior quarterback Hezeki Smoot connected with
junior wide receiver Connor Luper on a 40-yard touchdown pass.

Defensively, Luper sparked the Eagles with 11 tackles and two sacks from
his lineman position. Washington provided nine tackles at his defensive
back spot.


Western Pennsylvania


SOCCER: lost to Ohio School for the Deaf, 0-4



MS SOCCER: lost to Trinity Christian School, 1-10



JV VOLLEYBALL: did not play


V VOLLEYBALL:  beat Ohio School for the Deaf, 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, & 25-9)




random deafsports talk

Some schools have not been submitting
their volleyball results.

What this means is that when DeafDigest
Sports editor starts to collect nominations
for Volleyball All-American honors, these
non-responding schools will not be
given consideration.

This policy also applies to other
sports, but for now volleyball is
the central issue.

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Sports editor.


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