2019/11/05

DeafDigest Sports – November 5, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— a team makes it to the football playoffs

— upcoming football games

— wheelchair basketball

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DeafDigest Sports Teams of the Year

8-man football – Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

11-man football – to be made in due time

8-man soccer – to be made in due time

11-man soccer – to be made in due time

Big Schools volleyball – Texas School for the Deaf

Small Schools volleyball – to be made in due time

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football games this week

Nov 8 Texas hosts John Paul II Catholic
Nov 8 Fremont at Hoopla HS

Nov 9 Riverside at St. Michael’s Prep (playoffs)

other schools have completed their football seasons and
are now practicing basketball

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2019 fall season won/lost records
as of 11/05/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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2019 football scores
as of 11/02/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/football-scores/

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Fremont sports

CHEERLEADING –

The team had a good Senior Night on Thursday celebrating the careers of
Alexis Bravo, Samantha Medina-Vasquez and Anastasia Mena’s careers and
then performed at the
football game.  The team will have winter tryouts happening this week and
then the fall squad will travel to Hoopa with the football team this
weekend!

CROSS COUNTRY –

The team was able to celebrate their Senior Night during lunch time due to
a rescheduled meet and then ran at Crab Cove in Alameda.  The team now has
a big BCL
Championship Meet at Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland on Thursday and then
they will advance to the Northern Coast Section next week.  Good Luck!

FOOTBALL –

Football team won against Oakland Military Institute after a dominating
20-0 start in the first 4 minutes.  We then cruised to a 40-18 victory.
We were fortunate
that the Northern Coast Section decided to move back the playoffs for one
week and now we will be able to fill our 10th game and we’re excited to
travel to Hoopa
and give them a battle!

WINTER TRYOUTS –

We will have tryouts starting today for Varsity Girls Basketball and
Winter Varsity Cheerleading.  JV and Varsity Boys Basketball will start in
a week or two.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK –

GEORGE QUIRIE – Our senior captain had an emotional final home game at CSD
along with eight other seniors, most of who have been with our program for
a long time.
George had another good game at Defensive Tackle with 7 tackles and 2
sacks, bringing his season total to 11 in 9 games so far.  George with his
speed at Right
Guard is also our key pull and down blocker for our run game that has been
very consistent this year.  Congratulations!

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Kentucky basketball

The Cincinnati Dragons high school wheelchair basketball team went 3-1
this weekend and finished in 2nd place at the Paralyzed Veterans of
America Tournament in Akron.  The Dragons cruised to easy victories over
teams from Fort Wayne, Detroit and Philadelphia before losing to Cleveland
in the championship.  Dragons player Kerwin Haake, a junior at Kentucky
School for the Deaf, was named to the all-tournament team.  The Royals
currently have a 7-1 record for the season.  The Dragons will return to
action later in November in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The Cincinnati Royals adult wheelchair basketball team went 4-0 this
weekend and finished in 1st place at the Paralyzed Veterans of America
Division 2 Tournament in Akron.  The Royals, currently ranked #6 in the
national Division 2 rankings, had 2 victories each over the #13 ranked
Detroit Wheelchair Pistons and #20 ranked Pittsburgh Steelwheelers.
Royals player Kerwin Haake mentioned above is usually a starter for the
Royals but played limited minutes because his high school team was
participating in the same tournament.  Royals player Tim Fausnaugh, deaf
adult from Cincinnati, also saw action in 2 games for the Royals including
the championship game.  With the victories the Royals improve to 8-0 on
the season.

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Pennsylvania soccer

This past weekend (11/1 to 11/3), Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
invited us to their homecoming games weekend.

On Friday, 11/1, first game, the PSD boys soccer team tried to do their
best as they can play against WPSD’s level DIV 1 (PSD’s DIV 2). They kept
battle against them on the field but WPSD found a way to score us, we lost
0-5.

On Saturday, 11/2, second game, they prepared to figure out how to
strategies on the field against WPSD, but WPSD continue to break our
defense, we lost 3-5. Hazim H. scored a hat trick, Michael G. and Hamza A.
one assist each. They did a great job as teamwork and effort on the field!

The final season record 4-8

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Pennsylvania volleyball

Last weekend (11/1-11/3), PSD girls volleyball team travelled to ESDAA
Volleyball tournament @ Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.

PSD Panthers Volleyball Team put up an incredible fight at the games with
no subs and 2 players out, they were still able to win a few games and put
up a good fight against very skilled teams.

Congratulations to Gia DiGiacomo for scoring 16 aces AND making
All-Tournament as Most Valuable Player of the team! Natalya Gilmore scored
11 aces, Kathylean Colon scored 8 aces, and Aniya Groover scored 6 aces in
her first ESDAA tournament!

PSD volleyball team was awarded the Sportsmanship Award! Our PSD lady
volleyball team showed such good Panther spirit, perseverance, and respect
that other schools noticed. Go Panthers Volleyball! Great Season!

Final Record 4-9-1

5 won and 5 lost for the round Robins on Friday and Saturday afternoon

PSD vs WVSD – Won 2-0 (25-13, 25-20)
PSD vs NYSD – Lost 0-2 (20-25, 20-25)
PSD vs DSD – Tied 1-1 (25-21, 21-25)
PSD vs ASD – Won 2-0 (25-17, 25-22)
PSD vs WPSD – Lost 0-2 (18-25, 16-25)

Silver Bracket: lost to OSD in the Semifinal
PSD vs OSD – Lost 0-1 (14-25)

Gold Bracket:

1st place Championship: Rochester School for the Deaf (RSD) (25-11, 25-18)
2nd place Runner up: Western Pa. School for the Deaf (WPSD) (lost to RSD)
3rd place: Marie Philip School for the Deaf (MPS) (beat Lexington, 25-11,
28-26)

Silver Bracket:

Championship: St Mary’s School for the Deaf (SMSD) beat Ohio School for
the Deaf (OSD) (25-19)

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Riverside Football

We will travel to Silverado to play St. Michael’s Prep (6-4) in the first
round playoff game this Saturday (Nov. 9th) at 2pm.

note:
They were waiting all day yesterday for the playoff bid, and they
made it.

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Rochester volleyball

We travelled to Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf for ESDAA
tournament last weekend. We had two games on Friday against St.Mary’s
School for the Deaf and
Marie Phillips School for the Deaf. I decided to keep 6 players on court
instead 7th player to play on front row since I want Emma Kane to play on
front row.
Unfortunately, We were struggling with our second game against MPS. MPS
improved a lot since we played against them at California School for the
Deaf (Riverside) we
lost the first set and won the second set to tie the game since we play 2
sets each game for round-robin. We realized that we felt helpless without
libero. We
decided to put Emma Kane back to Libero to play back row for the rest of
the tournament. We took back to control our games. We won all the games
included the
Championship game!!!
Round-Robin-

VS St.Mary’s
Set 1 25 – 18 W
Set 2 25 – 4 W

VS MPS
Set 1 – 16-25 L
Set 2 – 25 – 16 W

VS Lexington
Set 1 – 25-14 W
Set 2 – 25 – 6 W

VS Ohio School for the Deaf
Set 1 – 25-4 W
Set 2 – 25-8 W

Bracket

Semi-Final VS Lexington
Set 1 – 25-7
Set 2 – 25-10

Championship game VS WPSD
Set 1 – 25-11
Set 2 – 25-18

McKenna Girod took a control the game with 9 Aces, 5 kills, and 13 assists
in the championship game. Not only that, we had a great players who played
really well
too.

Overall Record – 25-3 and 2 ties (Only 2 sets)

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random deafsports thoughts

Many years ago DeafDigest Sports, as a young man,
was invited to attend a workshop on Alternative
Sports at Nashville, Tennessee.

Deaf people take their deaf sports seriously.

Disabled people take their disabled sports
seriously.

This is a lesson DeafDigest Sports editor
never forgot.

It is great that a disabled student at
Kentucky School for the Deaf is able
to compete at the highest levels possible
in wheelchair basketball. Not only that,
to have another deaf adult with a
disability join wheelchair basketball
and to do well in this sport.

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