DeafDigest Sports – February 1, 2020

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Hot DeafSports News at:

— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball updates

— 8-man football team seeks a game, volleyball, too

— WSBC scores, championship games today


California-Riverside seeking 8-man football opponent

We are looking for a deaf school 8-man football team to come here and play
us here next fall during our Homecoming weekend.  You can bring your
volleyball team, too.  The date will be Saturday, Sept. 19th.  Please
contact Jesse J. Bailey, CSDR AD, jbailey@csdr-cde.ca.gov


WSBC hosted by Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind

boys championship game today
Washington (4-0) vs. Arizona (3-1) or Phoenix (3-1)

girls championship game today
Championship Game on Saturday: Oregon (4-0) vs Washington (3-1) or Phoenix (3-1)

more scores under Phoenix category below


Florida boys’ basketball

FSDB VBB game results 1/30

Hello Dragon Fans.  After two long weeks and action packed tournaments in which
we played in 3 overtime games, I dreaded this week’s schedule- two away games on
back-to-back nights.  However, the boys had other plans- much welcome plans, I
must say.  We won both games!

The first night, we played Taylor Hs (Pierson, FL).  We got off to a fast start
but allowed them to get back in the game right before halftime.  We dominated
the last 2 quarters for a 51-35 win.

The next day, we went over to Orange Park to face our nemesis, St. Johns Country
Day School.  They bested us earlier this year 26-32.  Once again, we started the
game playing well, but by the 4th quarter it became a back-n-forth affair.

SJCDS tied the game up 40-40 with approximately 20 seconds left in the game.  We
committed a turnover right after their made basket.  It was their ball with
maybe 15 seconds left.  They ran a play, but we stole the ball and went the
other way.  Luis Merced missed a jump shot with 3 seconds left, but Walter
Douglas was in the perfect position to put it back in from 6 feet away.  The
clock read 0:00.00 right as the ball went through the net.  Needless to say,
pandemonium ensued on our bench.

Next week we will have two HOME games to wrap-up our season- Monday and Tuesday
nights at 6pm.

1/29 at Taylor HS. W 51-35.
Halftime score: 24-24
Rebs: Rosales 12, Matthew G 9, Merced 6
Assts: Douglas 3, 5 players with 2,
Pts: Matthew G 13, Rosales 12, Merced 11

1/30 at St. Johns Country Day. W 42-40
Halftime score: 23-16
Rebs: Rosales 13, Matthew G 13, Douglas 7
Assts: Matthew G 3, Douglas 3
Pts: Rosales 14, Merced 12, Roberson 6

Season Record: 10-7


Fremont girls’ basketball

CSD Cheerleader / basketball player, Shaelyn Johnson, scored the first 2
points for the Eagles & followed up with a three pointer for a total of 9
points in the Eagles (10-9) 25-41 point loss to Fremont Christian. Talia
Boren also chipped in 9 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. The Mighty
Eagles will have three games again next week. The first will be February 4
@ Chabot College against California Crosspoint. Game time 5:30.


Lexington Girls Basketball

January 31, 2020
Game #18

Martin Luther at Lexington

ML – 15 – 4 – 12 – 10 = 41
LEX-  7 – 6 – 10 –   5 = 28

ML led at Halftime: 19 – 13

Ava V. – 12 pts, 13 rebounds, 1 block
Julianna V. – 6 pts, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal
Brianna R. – 4 pts, 20 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Lawryn H. – 2 pts, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal
Alexandra Q. – 2 pts, 5 rebounds, 1 assist
Keferny M. – 2 pts, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Record: 10 – 8


Maryland girls’ basketball

Maryland School for the Deaf vs. Covenant Life School

1      2     3    4   =   Total
MSD – 10  14   10  15  =      49
CLS  –  12    6    19   6  =      43


C. Lummer – 15 points, 8 rebounds
C. Salit – 17 points, 10 rebounds, 1 steal, 8 assists
H. Weiss – 8 points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist
Ar. Zfati – 4 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 3 assists
Al. Zfati – 2 points
A. Cohen – 2 rebounds
S. Herzig-Wilcox – 3 points, 1 rebound, 2 steals, 2 assists

Team FG: 19
Team 3-FG: 3 (2 Salit, 1 Lummer)
Team FT: 8-17


A. Brewer: 7 points
M. Brewer: 12 points
S. Campbell: 13 points
A. Stockton: 6 points
R. Turner: 5 points

Team FG: 17
Team 3-FG: 1 (Campbell)
Team FT: 8-12

Record: 14-5


Maryland boys’ basketball

Maryland School for the Deaf @ Covenant Life School

1      2     3    4   =  Total
MSD  –  13   10    25   18 =   66
CLS  –   17   12    15   26  =   70

Halftime –  Covenant Life led 29-23

Ethan Sheppeck – 13 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds
Jory Valencia – 11 points
Miguel Pavao – 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block
Jaden Joseph – 22 points, 12 rebounds, 6 steals, 4 assists, 1 block
Enow Otto – 9 points, 7 rebounds
Zion Ortiz – 7  points, 5 assists

Team Total FG:  30
Team Total 3FG:  4 (Valencia 3, Et. Sheppeck)
Team Total FT:  2-15

Cam Tyrce – 7 points
Noah Segui – 8 points
Joey Lutz – 12 points
Mason Jones – 17 points
Garfield Turner – 23 points
Andrew Stoy – 1 point
Nick Bentley – 2 points

Team Total FG:  23
Team Total 3FG:  5 (Lutz 3, Segui 2)
Team Total FT:  19-27

Record:  15-4


New Mexico basketball

V boys


Evangel Christian Academy 57

The Roadrunners defeated the New Mexico Class A 10th ranked team, Albuquerque
Evangel Christian Academy – on a buzzer-beating three point shot by senior Luis
Villalobos with .7 of a second left at home.

In a game that saw Evangel’s ferocious man to man defense start attacking us
from the opening tip-off and run to a strong 18-point lead with 4 minutes left
in the 3rd Q with our star player, Senior post Luis Villalobos sitting on the
bench with four fouls, all in the first two quarters.  Just when things looked
bad, our boys came alive when Villalobos entered the game at the 4 minute mark
and immediately scored on a strong post-up move. That basket sparked our boys,
who then fought their way back into the game basket by basket with tremendous
defensive stops at the opposing end.  At the 2 minute mark, we were finally tied
55 to 55. After some missed baskets by both teams,  Evangel then held the ball a
full minute, winding it down to the 2 second mark before making a scoring move
inside, getting ahead 57-55, with 1.7 on the clock.  With two timeouts left,
Coach Gutierrez called the first one which was then batted out of bounds by ECA,
leaving .7 on the clock and our ball right in front of our bench.  8th grader
Adrien Ercolino was able to get off a good fake then a direct pass to Villalobos
who turned, shot and let fly – the ball banking in for the win!

Sophomore point guard Bruce Brewer, Jr was able to carry the team on his sinewy
and capable shoulders despite being double teamed during Villalobos long tenure
on the bench – scoring 32 points, snatching 7 rebounds and handing out 7
assists.  In addition to the aforementioned winning three point shot, Villalobos
finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds in what was basically two full quarters
of play. Freshman post Kieran Vollmar had 9 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks
despite a slight illness.

The victory moved the Roadrunners to 10-4. They next travel to Pine Hill on
Monday before hosting Walatowa Tuesday, complete with a pre-game school-wide pep
rally during final period. They then will fly to Oklahoma for the annual Great
Plains basketball tournament on Wednesday morning.

Record 10-4

V girls


ECA 33

Our Roadrunners Varsity Girls played a great game last night. We were able to
see some improvement on skills we’ve been practicing on. We lost with a close
score of 27-33 to Evangel Christian Academy. We were behind throughout the
fourth quarter, but some shots and free throws brought us back in the game. Some
of our top scorers include Victoria Baca with 17 points and 3 steals and Mya
Malone with 9 points and 9 rebounds. We look forward to our next game with Pine
Hill and next week’s tournament. Thank you for all of your support!

Current Record: 7-8


Phoenix at WSBC hosted by Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind Jan. 30-Feb. 1.

Washington 68, Phoenix 51
Phoenix 55, Idaho 18
Phoenix 54, Utah 40
Phoenix 56, Oregon 47

Washington 45, Arizona 32
Arizona 65, Idaho 18
Arizona 47, Oregon 31
Arizona def. Utah

Washington 64, Utah 28
Washington 51, Idaho 14

Washington 4-0, Arizona 3-1, Phoenix 3-1, Oregon 2-2, Idaho 0-4, Utah 0-4

Championship Game on Sat.: Washington (4-0) vs. Arizona (3-1) or Phoenix (3-1)

Oregon 22, Phoenix 18
Phoenix 43, Utah 17
Phoenix 18, Washington 16
Phoenix 38, Idaho 20

Oregon 45, Utah 22
Oregon 19, Arizona 16
Oregon 43, Idaho 16
Washington 26, Arizona 15

Oregon 4-0, Phoenix 3-1, Washington 3-1, Arizona 2-2, Idaho 0-4, Utah 0-4

Championship Game on Saturday: Oregon (4-0) vs Washington (3-1) or Phoenix (3-1)


St Mary’s girls basketball

part of newspaper story

Girls basketball career scoring leaders in Western New York, according to
information reported to The Buffalo News and gathered from various

Rank Player School Points Graduation year

1 Danielle Haskell, Franklinville 2,949 2020
2 Mckenna Maycock, Randolph 2,947 2015
3 Crystle Marion, St. Mary’s/Deaf 2,527 2012


Texas basketball

Junior Varsity Boys
TSD, 44
Vanguard College Preparatory, 35

Record: 8-1

Varsity Boys
TSD, 40
Vanguard College Preparatory, 60

Record: 20-7

Varsity Girls
TSD, 49
Vanguard College Preparatory, 9

Record: 28-2


deaf goalie, 100 years ago

Andy Greig, who was deaf, was the goalie for the
Darlington FC, a very low level minor league pro
soccer team in Great Britain.

This team was competing in the annual FA Cup (an open
British national soccer tournament, involving teams from
the very bottom to the very top Premier League teams).

On that day 100 years ago, Darlington FC was paired
with a high level Sheffield FC in the opening round
of a 2-game, most goals scored, series.

There was no way Darlington would defeat Sheffield, except
that Darlington did – by a 1-0 score. The deaf goalie was
the hero, stopping desperate Darlington shots.

Greig’s magic would only last that one game as both teams
played again few days later (most goals scored in
combined two games would advance the winner to the
next round). Darlington lost 4-0 and was quickly

Yet for that one day, it was the most glorious
sporting moment in Darlington FC’s history.

Part of the newspaper story on Greig:

And he was deaf. So he didn’t hear the tumult on the final whistle.


random deafsports talk

see the soccer story above.

There have been many deaf hero athletes in past
big games, years way back. No one remembers the
Darlington-Sheffield soccer game that was played
100 years ago, except for sports historians that
love to do research. It is just that it is always
thrilling to find a deaf athlete emerge as a
hero – even if his proudest moment became fleeting!

DeafDigest Sports editor always loves to dig out
stories of past, and long forgotten deaf sporting



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