2019/12/25

DeafDigest Sports – December 25, 2019

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— Dedication to a departed athlete

— random deafsports thoughts

— Helmet Bowl, Gallaudet in Final 8

— college athlete, football kicker

— elite athlete, billiards

— a strange newspaper headline

— remembering an incident

— Fremont football

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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 12/25/19

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

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DeafDigest Sports dedication

DeafDigest Sports dedicates this edition to
John Miller, formerly of the metro Washington area
and currently of Phoenix, AZ. He departed us
at the age of 84.

He was a great basketball player, first at
Kendall School before briefly playing at
Gallaudet. He then played for many seasons
with the District of Columbia Club for the
Deaf, one of the nation’s top deaf adult
teams.

It was at Kendall (years before that school
evolved into Model Secondary School for the
Deaf) that he achieved a greater basketball fame.
As a senior he was selected to play in the
city public vs private schools all-star game.

He was not one of the private schools starters,
but the coach later put him into the game. He went
on a scoring streak, scoring 14 points and
winning the hearts of the fans that watched
the game.

He won one national tournament championship with
his deaf club team and twice represented USA
at the Deaflympics.

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Gallaudet football helmet

Gallaudet Bison advance to Elite 8 round in Helmet Bowl III,
vote for Gallaudet daily

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University is one of eight 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. 16 seed St. Thomas
University (Fla.) in the quarterfinal round. The winner will advance to
the semifinal 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. 30, at 1 p.m. (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. In the third round, GU defeated No. 4
seed University of Richmond by the tally of 52 percent to 48 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/.

BISON TRACKS

GU is one of two Division III schools left in the tournament

Gallaudet was the fourth leading vote getter in the Sweet 16 round

The Bison only won by over 100 votes over Richmond

You don’t need to vote on every match up

There are three more rounds before Helmet Bowl III crowns its champion

To help Gallaudet advance far in Helmet Bowl III, vote for Gallaudet and
the entire right column of teams, especially Nebraska Kearney

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Fremont football

2019: The year that was

October

part of newspaper story

St. Vincent High School’s Mustangs were the last team scoring and the last
team standing in a wild 51-44 win over California School for the Deaf.
Playing under temporary lights in their Yarbrough Field home, the Mustangs
scored on a 68-yard pass connection between quarterback Jacob Porteous and
wide receiver Jeremy Bukolsky with just 55 seconds remaining in the game
to pull out their ninth victory in 10 games.

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college athlete, football

Ross Kennedy

junior

Drake University (Iowa – NCAA-I)

football kicker/punter

punted 48 times for 39.69 average, 63 yards longest

he attempted one field goal and unfortunately it was blocked!

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elite athlete, billiards

Shane Van Boenig

South Dakota

already ranked as one of the best in the world, he just represented
USA in the Team USA vs Team Europe billiards competition.

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wheelchair basketball

The Cincinnati Dragons varsity wheelchair basketball team moved up 2 spots
to #3 in the nation in the latest National Wheelchair Basketball
Association rankings.  The full rankings can be found here
https://www.nwba.org/news_article/show/1072577.  Kerwin Haake, a junior at
Kentucky School for the Deaf, is the starting point guard for the Dragons.
This is the highest ever ranking for the Dragons (they finished last
season at #5 in the nation).  The Dragons are currently 15-3 on the season
with victories over the #4, 6, 7 and 15th ranked teams and their only
losses coming to the #1 and #4 ranked teams.  At the end of the season,
the top 16 teams will compete for the national championship in Wichita,
Kansas.  The Dragons will be back in action on January 4-5 at the
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in a competitive tournament that
features 5 of the top 10 teams in the country.

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random deafsports talk

why is Helmet Bowl important to Gallaudet?

Bragging rights.

Not really.

It provides free publicity for Gallaudet athletics.

Many people, especially these deaf people, do not know
about Gallaudet – and so, Helmet Bowl is a way to
reach them.

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