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DeafDigest Sports – January 1, 2019

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– Indiana basketball statistical leaders

– gymnastics champion

– Texas basketball

– college lacrosse player

– elite basketball player wins at the buzzer

– 8-man football team seeks homecoming opponent

– random deafsports thoughts

deaf schools won/lost records (as of 1/01/19)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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8-man football team seeks homecoming opponent

Riverside 8-man football is in dire need of scheduling a deaf school for
our Homecoming next fall which will be on either Friday night or Saturday
night, Oct. 3rd or 4th.  We will also host Spike Out tournament (will have
both Div. 1 and Div. 2, up to 6-8 teams each) here that weekend so you may
bring your VB team along to make your trip worthwhile.

Please contact JJ Bailey, Athletic Director, jbailey@csdr-cde.ca.gov as
soon as possible.

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college lacrosse player

Teanna Sieben

freshman

women’s lacrosse

Lenoir-Rhyne University (North Carolina – NCAA II)

she is a goalie and is from Canada and is deaf

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deaf elite basketball player

part of newspaper story

Skinner beats the clock to give Segamat fourth title

KUALA LUMPUR: Segamat bagged their fourth Malaysian Women’s Basketball
League (MWBL) title but not after a buzzer beater in the final seconds of
the match by Australian import Demi Skinner in a thrilling final.

With the scores tied and with only four seconds remaining on the clock, a
big corner mid-range jump-shot by Skinner gave Segamat a 65-63 victory
over Matrix in the final at the Maba Stadium yesterday.

The Australian was also named the final’s most valuable player as she
ended the match with 22 points and eight rebounds.

note:
newspaper story makes no mention of her deafness

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Year 2018 highlights in Delaware

part of newspaper story

- Delaware School for the Deaf’s Seth Wayland wins regional gymnastics
competition

Gymnastics isn’t an organized high school sport in Delaware, but the first
state has found some success. Middletown’s Morgan Hurd won the 2017 World
Championships and finished 2nd in 2018, while Mount Pleasant/West Chester
U’s Majesta Valentine qualified for the NCAA Tournament, but Wayland is
overcoming a lack of hearing to win a Level 6 regional.

He still has a way to go to reach the elite level of Hurd, he’s made an
impact on his coach Steve Heitz, who is not proficient in American Sign
Language.

“There’s been times when it’s been tough. We’ve always worked through it,
and taking a little more time communicating face-to-face, where maybe I
don’t do that with other athletes.”

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Indiana basketball

girls:
leading scorers in Indianapolis area
7th leading scorer – Hannah Puent, 20.9 points per game

3rd leading rebounder – Hannah Puent, 14.9 rebounds per game
(she played 8 games)

9th leading rebounder – Anya Pothorski, 10.2 rebounds per game
(she played 13 games)

tied for 3rd in assists – Courtney Skjeveland, 5.3 apg

boys:
in the city-wide boys’ statistical categories, none were from
Indiana deaf

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Texas basketball

TSD Boys and Girls basketball teams participated in the New Year Eve
Shootout Tournament last weekend.

TSD Boys Basketball -

TSD lost to Junction 36-39 (OT).
TSD lost to Hyde Park 69-72 (OT).
TSD d. Utopia 66-17.
TSD d. Knippa 61-43

Record: 7-6

TSD Girls Basketball

TSD d. Holy Cross 51-26
TSD d. Utopia 60-19
TSD d. Waldorf 42-12
TSD d. Geneva 31-28 (OT)

TSD Girls won their 4th tournament and their record is 20-0.

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random deafsports talk

The obit in Idaho’s newspaper today said that Gary Mortensen
passed away. He was one of the better deaf skiers in the
nation and participated in two winter Deaflympics.

He attended Gallaudet and went out for the football team
despite having never played this sport in his life.
His school – Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind had no
football team.

Anyway, the head coach put him at running back, and he
was the starter in the first game of season. Who was
the #2 running back behind Gary?

It was all-time great Jim Macfadden who turned down
a scholarship feeler from University of Washington
to enroll at Gallaudet. For some reason the coach did
not name him as a starter. Jim was so angry about it
that on his first collegiate carry, after replacing
Gary, he gained about 10-11 yards, and then became a
permanent starter.

Why did the coach rate Gary above Jim? No one knows,
but the possibility was the coach felt that since Jim
knew no ASL and therefore may possibly be not that good a
football player!  Jim, by the way has been fluent for
years.

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