2019/12/22

DeafDigest Sports – December 22, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— Helmet Bowl

— USA not getting hockey gold

— not playing college ball

— injuries in Australian Rules football

— Gallaudet player in USA deaf volleyball

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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 12/22/19

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

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Gallaudet football

Gallaudet Bison reach Sweet 16 round in Helmet Bowl III, vote for Gallaudet daily

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University is one of 16 teams left standing in
Helmet Bowl III presented by Helmet Tracker. The Bison are the No. 2 seed
in the South Region and are going up against No. 4 seed University of
Richmond in the third round. The winner will advance to the quarterfinal
round of the national tournament to find the best football helmet in the
country.

People can vote by logging onto www.helmetbowl.com or via this direct
link: https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/.

Fans are encouraged to use all of their devices and browsers to vote, no
need to login, until the polls close on Monday, Dec. 23, at noon (EST).

Gallaudet’s helmet won its conference (Eastern Collegiate Football
Conference) for a third straight year and was seeded second in the South
Region. In the first round, GU dispatched No. 15 seed Austin College
Kangaroos (61 percent to 39 percent). In the second round, Gallaudet took
down No. 9 seed Ole Miss from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) by the
margin of 56 percent to 44 percent.

Gallaudet won Helmet Bowl I, two years ago, and reached the “Sweet 16”
round last year before losing to Lafayette College. Dickinson College
(NCAA Division III) won Helmet Bowl II last year.

Fans can vote daily from all of their devices here:
https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/

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Deaflympics hockey

part of newspaper story

Canada reaches gold medal hockey game at 2019 Deaflympics in Italy

The gold medal game is between Canada and Russia.

note:
that means Americans did not make it to the gold medal game.

Dunno which nation eliminated the Americans

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college basketball

Deven Thompson was offered a full ride scholarship to
play basketball at Northern New Mexico College.

The basketball web site at Northern New Mexico College does
not show his name on the team roster, nor of team stats

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elite deaf athletes

Sam McLarty, who is deaf, was promising prospect on the
top level of Australian Rules Football.

Injuries have set him back. He was given a look by one
the top teams but was sent back down.

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USA deaf volleyball

part of newspaper story

MSD grad Karita Lewis set to play in World Deaf Volleyball Championships

Maryland School for the Deaf graduate Karita Lewis is coming off a strong
junior volleyball season at Gallaudet.

Karita Lewis is coming off a strong junior volleyball season at Gallaudet.
The Frederick resident was a first-team selection to the North Eastern
Athletic Conference squad in 2019 at outside hitter. She made second team
last year, so Lewis is moving up in the world.

In fact, Lewis now is going to be using volleyball to head around the
world a bit. She recently returned from a trip to Brasilia, Brazil, where
Lewis played on the USA Deaf Women’s Volleyball teams that won gold at the
2019 Pan American Deaf Volleyball Regional Qualification from Nov. 26-30.

Lewis was the only current Gallaudet player on the team that won each set
(15 overall) and match (five) and qualified for the World Deaf Volleyball
Championships next July in Italy.

The U.S. beat Canada, Mexico and Brazil before topping Canada 25-15,
25-19, 25-15 in the title match in Brazil. Lewis played middle hitter and
said she loved getting the competition on the international level.

“It was a wonderful experience,” Lewis said. “I wanted to make sure I was
a good representation of the United States of America.”

Lewis said that playing with athletes of that ability was something she
enjoyed, and it should help in the future — starting with the games in
Italy.

“I did get a lot of playing time,” said Lewis, a Maryland School for the
Deaf graduate. “It was nice to have that team experience … [I learned]
from them. That was great.”

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random deafsports thoughts

USA out of luck in Deaflympics hockey.

Hockey in Deaflympics is not a matter of
individuals team versus individual teams.

It is a matter of national all-star teams
versus other national all-star teams.

When players from different teams get together
to play in Deaflympics, they pretty much play
it basic and simple.

Same thing with NHL hockey.

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