2020/03/14

DeafDigest Sports – March 14, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— deaf track meets

— Texas updates

— an old time great athlete

— an old time deaf basketball team

— college basketball player

— elite deaf athlete

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basis, if at all possible; getting new
deaf sports updates, will be a daily challenge.

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Berg & Seeger track meet

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, it is with deepest regret that we inform
you all that Berg & Seeger Track & Field Classic (Austin, TX) and Hoy
Tournament (Fremont, CA) have been canceled.  While we understand how
disappointing this is for all fans, coaches, and student-athletes, the
decision was made based on the current understanding of how COVID-19 is
progressing in the U.S.  This decision is in the best interest of public
health, including coaches, volunteers, fans and most importantly, our
student-athletes.

Stay Safe and Healthy

Chris Hamilton

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ESDAA track and field (the nation’s 2nd largest
deaf track and field event)

What is the status?

A deaf athletic official said they are not sure about
it yet as it has not been brought up for serious
discussion. But hopefully a decision will be made
by the first week of April.

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Texas softball

Hill Country Christian, 2
TSD Lady Rangers, 20

Record: 3-0

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Texas sports – baseball, softball and track

TSD will follow TAPPS and Austin Schools decision about
sports and so far no announcement has been made for spring
sports schedules.

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an old-time great athlete

part of newspaper story

1949 ALL-EVERYTHING

a name I’d never heard before – Marvin Tuttle.

Marvin Tuttle was a special athlete

the more impressed I was with Tuttle’s athletic accomplishments.

In 1949, Tuttle was one of eight players named to the Iowa Daily Newspaper
Association first team all state basketball squad. He led the state that
year in scoring with a 23.6 points-per-game average. In those times, IDPA
selected just three teams of eight players each. Twenty four players, that
was it. One class and one first team.

Tuttle, a three-sport star for ISD, excelled in track, consistently
winning events in the shot put, discus and football throw. He was a state
champion in the shot put and held the state high school and Drake Relays
football throw records for a number of years.

He was twice named to the World Deaf Olympics in 1950 and 1954. He
continued to play basketball for the Des Moines Silent Club, helping to
lead that team to three national championships conducted by the American
Athletic Association of the Deaf (AAAD).

In 1976, Tuttle was inducted into the Iowa High School Athletic
Association Basketball Hall of Fame and the AAAD Hall of Fame in 1981.

note:
the story did not mention that he attended Gallaudet for one semester;
he was not interested in attending Gallaudet but was heavily recruited
by deaf school opponents that knew him and wanted him to come.

He joined the football team as the quarterback. There was a problem.
There was another quarterback with the same Marvin Tuttle name
(from North Carolina). The Iowa Tuttle was used to throw long
passes; the North Carolina Tuttle was used to throw shorter
but accurate passes. The Iowa Tuttle left Gallaudet before the
basketball season started.

His AAAD basketball career was short; retiring at the age of
25 after helping his team win three national championships.
He was tired and weary of being a targeted man on the court;
opponents would physically manhandle him on rebounds and
put backs and get away with it.

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an old time deaf basketball team

newspaper story that was blocked

The year an all-deaf boys basketball team won state
Omaha.com

note:
it was impossible to pull up the story as subscription is
required, but DeafDigest Sports editor knows it was
the 1931 Nebraska School for the Deaf basketball team.

This team went unbeaten all season and won all-classes
state championship.

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college basketball player

Cheyenne Talbot
women’s basketball
freshman
Monroe College (NYC – 2-year college)

one of team’s top players; averages 13.4 points per game

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elite deaf athlete

part of newspaper story

Meet a remarkable woman now playing on the Ladies European Tour

Diksha Dagar became the youngest Indian woman to win on the distinguished
LET when she claimed victory in last year’s South African Women’s Open
aged only 18. A phenomenal achievement in itself – made all the more
incredible with Diksha being born deaf.

note:
she turned down NCAA-I golf scholarships in favor of turning pro

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Random DeafSports thoughts

for years deaf schools have played football games
against each other.

During World War II (1942 to 1945) these
deaf vs deaf football games became fewer
and fewer because of travel restrictions.

When the war ended these intense deaf vs
deaf football rivalries resumed.

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