DeafDigest Sports – December 28, 2019

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Hot DeafSports News at:

— random deafsports thoughts

— Helmet Bowl, Gallaudet in Final 8

— college athlete, soccer

— elite athlete, baseball

— company that manufactures golf balls

— basketball scores


2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 12/28/19

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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:


Maryland girls’ basketball

December 27, 2019

High School Varsity Girls Basketball Game #8

Maryland School for the Deaf vs North Hagerstown High School

1st      2nd     3rd     4th     OT1   OT2=  Total
MSD –  5         14       10       9         1         5 =      44
NHHS- 11         9         6       12       1          1=        40


S. Herzig-Wilcox – 5 points, 1 rebound, 3 steals, 2 assists
C. Lummer – 14 points, 6 rebounds, 6 steals, 2 assist
C. Salit – 21 points, 12 rebounds, 7 steals, 7 assists
H. Weiss – 2 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals
N. Whittaker – 2 points, 1 block
B. Finkle – 5 rebounds, 3 steals

Team FG: 17
Team 3-FG: 6 (Salit)
Team FT: 4-18

Record: 6-2


Maryland boys’ basketball

47th Annual Fannett-Metal Christmas Tournament
Fannett-Metal High School – Willow Hill, PA
(Opening Round)

McConnellsburg High School vs. Maryland School for the Deaf

1     2     3     4   = Total
MHS –   11  11   10   13   =  45
MSD –   13  16   17   17   =  63

Halftime –  MSD led 29-22

Ethan Sheppeck – 6 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals
Jory Valencia – 5 points, 4 rebounds
Miguel Pavao – 13 points, 8 steals, 4 rebounds
Jaden Joseph – 12 points, 9 assists, 6 steals, 4 rebounds
Rocco Bauer – 1 block
Enow Otto – 16 points, 16 rebounds, 3 steals
Zion Ortiz – 11 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals
Amaree McKenstry – 1 block

Team Total FG:  27
Team Total 3FG:  2 (Pavao, Valencia)
Team Total FT:  7-20

MSD will play against the host school, Fannett-Metal High School Tigers for the
championship game tomorrow evening at 7:30pm. The Tigers advanced with a 61-59
victory over Shalom Christian Academy.

Record:  4-2


college deaf athlete

Tom Cooklin


George Washington University (NCAA-I)

men’s soccer

started 10 of his team’s 17 games

scored a goal on 24 shots, attempted, 13 on goal

he is from England and so, not eligible to join
the USA national deaf soccer team


elite deaf athlete

Cason Sherrod

relief pitcher

Miami Marlins farm system

part of posting is this:

Cason Sherrod has risen pretty quickly to the High-A level since getting
drafted in 2018.

Born on June 25th, 1996, Sherrod was taken in the seventh round of the
2018 MLB Amateur Entry Draft by the Miami Marlins out of Texas A&M
University, with the 207th overall choice. If he makes it to the big
leagues, he’ll be the 13th player chosen with that pick to get that far.

SR Cason Sherrod (Dallas,TX) working with heavy arm side and sink between
92-94 topped 95

After his junior season, the Kansas City Royals took a chance on Sherrod
in the 13th round, but he elected instead to return for his senior season.
In his final year, he went 5-2 with a 3.98 ERA and 40 whiffs in 40 2/3
innings. He spent his post-draft season with the Rookie-level GCL Marlins,
in the Gulf Coast League.

This season, Sherrod started and ended his season at the High-A level with
the Jupiter Hammerheads in the Florida State League. During the last two
weeks of June, he was reassigned to the Single-A Clinton LumberKings in
the Midwest League and the short-season-A Batavia Muckdogs in the New
York-Penn League.

The lion’s share of the 2019 campaign was spent in the FSL, where Sherrod
was 0-3 with a 3.38 ERA in 17 relief appearances. He saved two games, and
struck out 20 in 21 innings. Opponents collected a .198 batting average
against Sherrod across all levels, and he racked up a 1.09 WHIP.

On July 2nd, Sherrod appeared in relief of a 12-2 loss to the Bradenton
Marauders, striking out a pair and collecting four outs while allowing
zero baserunners. On August 20th, he struck out three over two innings
while allowing just a hit and a walk in an eventual 2-1, eight-inning loss
to the Lakeland Flying Tigers.

Sherrod’s current best-case long-term possibility is a look at the major
league level during 2021 Spring Training, likely to be ready for a callup
sometime in 2022. In the short term, look for him to at least begin his
2020 campaign with the Hammerheads.

he knows no ASL; basically functions as a hearing person


Bridgestone golf balls

part of newspaper posting

Hearing-impaired employees part of Covington company that makes Tiger
Woods’ golf balls

COVINGTON, Ga. — Would you believe that about 40 minutes east of Atlanta,
there’s a group of good people, making the golf balls for the greatest
golfer of all time?

David Adams has been working at Bridgestone Golf for 18 years. He is one
of four hearing impaired employees at Bridgestone. Cindy Peters is a
production assistant who also signs and gladly answers the call to help.

“Tiger’s ball is the exact same one that comes off the line here in
Covington,” Bridgestone Golf President and CEO Dan Murphy told Farmer.


random deafsports thoughts

a tweet wanted to know if the Nebraska School for the Deaf
1931 All-Classes basketball championship trophy was
preserved in a museum.

The answer is this:

The NSD museum does have the 1931 state championship trophy,
along with the other state championship and runner-up trophies.