2019/12/24

DeafDigest Sports – December 24, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— college athlete, track

— elite athlete, baskeetball

— a strange newspaper headline

— remembering an incident

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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 12/24/19

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

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college

newspaper story today

Former Mississippi School for the Deaf standout signs track scholarship
with Hinds Community College

Kenmarkis Meeks’ name has been etched into the history books at the
Mississippi School for the Deaf.

He helped the football team win four national championships, won gold
medals on the track and was the National Deaf Male Athlete of the Year. He
even won a national championship in basketball.

The standout athlete recently added another achievement to his résumé.

Meeks on Thursday signed a National Letter of Intent to run track at Hinds
Community College.

Arness Georgetown, Meeks’ head football coach, has been working at the
Mississippi School for the Deaf for 27 years. Meeks is the first athlete
Georgetown has coached to get a full athletic scholarship to a junior
college or Division I college.

Former Mississippi School for the Deaf standout athlete Kenmarkis Meeks,
center, signed a national letter of intent to run track at Hinds Community
College on Thursday, December, 19, 2019.

Meeks, 19, said he was surprised when Hinds Community College reached out
to him offering a full scholarship. He was also prepared.

He’s always had ambitions of competing at the next level and now he has
the chance to do so.

“I really feel like this school has really helped me,” Meeks said through
an interpreter. “I was very surprised that I had the opportunity but I was
also very proud of myself.

“I wanted to show the hearing students that are out there that I compete
against that a deaf runner is able to do that. I’m glad that my family is
here to support me.”

Robert Chain, the second-year head track coach at MSD, said he always
envisioned Meeks going far. Meeks won gold medals in the long jump,
110-meter hurdles and the 4×100-meter relay at the 2018 Mississippi High
School Activities Association state track and field championships.

He followed up that performance by winning gold in the 110-meter hurdles,
4×100 and 200-meter relays, and the high jump at the 12th Berg/Seeger
Classic in April. Meeks was also named the event’s best male all-around
athlete.

“He is truly a champion,” Chain said. “I expected him to go far and he’s
met those expectations. It’s a good opportunity for him to demonstrate
you’re not always going to experience a barricade just because you’re
deaf.

“It’s a positive example that those other deaf children can look up to him
and feel that they are capable of that.”

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elite athlete

Emma Meesseman

pro women’s basketball

Washington Mystics in USA

and

UMMC Ekaterinburg in Russia

After helping her Mystics team win the
WNBA, she returned to her European pro
basketball team in Russia.

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a strange newspaper headline

Cowboys got stuck in Philly after suffering a deaf season loss

Deaf Season?

anyway, DeafDigest Sports editor respects everyone’s right
to root for any team of their choice in any sports.

The motto is:
don’t mock my team and I won’t mock yours!

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remembering an incident

There was a headline that said:

Fan Removed From Texas High School Basketball
Game For Alleged Racist Remarks

DeafDigest Sports editor remembers a football game
between Maryland SD and South Carolina SD years way
back. It was an 8-man football game at Maryland’s
home grounds in Frederick. The father of one of the
South Carolina players was at the game and he
was repeatedly shouting abusive comments at the
referees. Fed up, the referees ordered him off the
campus premises. There were no police officers
around but fortunately, the father left the campus
peacefully!

The game was very rough. Maryland won easily and
tempers were short. Interestingly enough, at the
post-game party, both Maryland and South Carolina
players laughed, joked and goofed around with
each other. There were no post-game hostilities.

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random deafsports talk

Who will win the Big Schools Clerc basketball tournament
(among boys and girls)?

We shall see when Year 2020 comes in real soon!

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