2020/03/16

DeafDigest Sports – March 16, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— college football player

— elite basketball player

— a basketball coach

— a cancelled high school reunion

— North Dakota basketball

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TV interview (Mississippi)

Sports Zone Conversation: Brian Cronin

part of story/interview

The St. Andrew’s Saints are coming off a huge win over Velma Jackson in
the 3A State Championship.

It’s head coach Brian Cronin’s 2nd gold ball during his tenure with
Saints. And, in both of those championship wins, Cronin couldn’t make out
what the crowd was saying or even hear the refs blow the whistle.

That’s because he was born deaf.

After a collegiate basketball career at Holmes and Mississippi College,
Cronin returned to MRA to be an assistant under Duease. Before being named
the head coach at St. Andrew’s in 2009.

In the same year, he represented Team USA in the Deaflympics.

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North Dakota basketball

Morning Tipoff: March 16

(part of newspaper story)

20 YEARS AGO (2000): The Fargo Forum polled six longtime coaches and media
members in an effort to determine an all-time Class B team. Their lineup:
Steve Blehm, North Dakota School for the Deaf; Ron Waggoner, New Town;
Henry Milkey, Minot Model; Jerry Pyle, Casselton; Hunter Berg, Grenora;
Ron Schlieman, Makoti. The six-man team resulted from a tie in the voting.

note:
Gallaudet was blessed to have Steve Blehm play for the university. He enrolled
at Minot State University, a big blow to Gallaudet coaches. Fortunately after
one semester at Minot State University, he transferred to Gallaudet and
was a steady double-digit career scorer. After Gallaudet, he became a long-time
resident of Virginia.

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college football player

Agustin Bojorquez

sophomore

football

Riverside City College

he is now looking to land on a 4-year college
football roster.

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elite deaf basketball player

What has become of Kazuma Tsuya, Japan, who was the
talk of the U-21 world deaf basketball championships
in 2017?

Do not now. His latest update is 2018. None since then.

He is 6’2 tall.

As a rule, pro teams do not like to recruit short players.

They want players that are tall, 6-5 and 6-6 and up.

Maybe that is what is holding him back?

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a cancelled high school reunion

A coach at a deaf school was supposed to
attend a reunion of her team that played
way back 30-35 years ago. The reunion
was cancelled because of Coronavirus.

Some players already bought airfare
tickets which couldn’t be refunded.

Instead, these players got together
at one player’s house and still
enjoyed themselves with stories
and tales and passing around T-shirts,
while wearing retro shirts and shirts.

Not able for Coronavirus to defeat
the team’s spirit.

Hope the same goes true for other teams.

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Random DeafSports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports editor googles every day
looking for updates on elite deaf athletes
(international, national, professional
levels) that are competitive against hearing
athletes.

Sad to say, many of these elite deaf athletes
do not update their web sites. Either they have
retired or are not interested in sharing their
athletic accomplisments with the public.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com