DeafDigest Sports – March 21-24, 2020
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Hot DeafSports News at:
— random deafsports thoughts
— college deaf basketball player
— elite deaf athlete
— Hoy’s WAR
— Fremont suggests Deaf E-Sports
— comment by Lance Allred, NBA’s only deaf player
— two all-area deaf players by a newspaper
Note: there were no DeafDigest Sports
editions in recent days – due to scarcity
of deaf sports in the news!
Minnesota girls’ basketball
Daily News unveils its All-Area Girls Basketball Team
(part of posting)
Javanna Johnson, MSAD (8th, Forward)
As just an eighth-grader Johnson made an impact for the Trojans. She
finished second on the team in scoring with a 7.8 points per game average.
She also provided 3.9 rebounds per game and 2.2 steals a game to provide
Dalina Schwartz, MSAD (Fr. Guard)
Schwartz led the team with a 13.8 scoring average and averaged 4.9
rebounds a game. She’s been a mainstay on the squad since middle school.
Schwartz has good range on her jump shot and has an inside game with her
dribble penetration. She makes her second appearance on the all-area team.
College deaf basketball player
from a posting
SportsDayHS’ 2020 all-area girls basketball teams: See full first, second
and third teams for the Dallas-area
Rhyle McKinney, Argyle
Senior, G, 5-10
The SMU signee, who was born with a cleft palate and is legally deaf, was
named the Class 4A-1A state player of the year by the Texas Girls Coaches
Association for the second straight season
elite deaf athlete
Premier side Hawkesbury
was described in a newspaper story as a fast
bowler (equivalent to baseball pitcher)
WAR means wins above replacement
part of a posting
we took a look at center fielders in franchise history who were worth at
least 2 wins above replacement. As I was compiling the names, one name
which caught my attention was a center fielder from the 1901 team, Dummy
Hoy. The 1901 season was the only one in which this player appeared for
the White Sox (the 1900 minor league club notwithstanding), but it wasn’t
too shabby: a .294/.407/.400 triple-slash, the .407 OBP boosted by a
league-leading 86 walks and 14 HBPs, plus 155 hits (41 of which went for
extra bases). In all, Hoy logged 4.7 WAR that season, good for 15th-most
Looking at his career on Baseball Reference: Hoy compiled over 2000 hits,
1000 walks, a career 110 OPS+, and 31.5 WAR
good or bad, these WAR stats? Baseball statisticians will always disagree.
DESPN (Deaf E-Sports)
Students and Families,
My thoughts have been out to you all everyday, please remember that you can
reach out to me anytime!
Anyway, I am emailing you because I wanted to share with you all what I shared
with all of the Deaf Athletic Directors today about our new Deaf e-sports
platform “DESPN”. Be sure to watch my three videos and learn more about what
this is all about. I hope that this gives you an option to keep you busy and
connected during this time.
I hope this email finds you well during this difficult time. I am doing good
myself but have been really thinking of ways to help all of our Deaf students
out. As you know, I’ve never been a big fan of e-sports as Deaf students need
the in-person competition and interaction that our regional and national
tournaments offers. However, this is a unique time so there has never been a
better time for our students to network virtually, so I’m starting up something
simple. Eventually, when we all return to school, this could help us gauge the
future of this platform.
Anyway, please help me in forwarding this message to your students and anybody
who is Deaf and in High School is welcome to join. We are doing Madden 20 first
with sign ups starting NOW and ending on Friday March 27 at 5pm PST/8pm EST at
firstname.lastname@example.org then the next tournament is going to be Call of
Duty. After, that I’ll gauge out for the student’s interest.
Here is our Facebook Page which is the center for all of the announcements at
the time being:
If you or your students don’t have Facebook, here is my first three videos to
get you started:
1) DESPN Introduction:
DESPN Introduction Video – YouTube
What is DESPN and who is this for. What will be Coronavirus’ Impact on Real
Estate, Stocks, and Daily Life?
2) DESPN Rules:
The rules for DESPN.
3) The First Two Tournaments:
Announcement of the First Two Tournament
How it works..
comment by Lance Allred, NBA’s only deaf player
part of newspaper posting
I ended up making it to the NBA—playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers (with
LeBron James!), among other teams—as the ﬁrst legally deaf player in NBA
Being a father that can pass along a healthy vision of manhood to his son
offers more peace and clarity than any NBA contract ever could.
His NBA career was brief, but he was able to score a basket,
earning himself a permanent spot on the lifetime NBA stat sheets!
Random deafsports thoughts
Gallaudet has talked about the possibility
of Deaf E-Sports.
This concept in the Deaf Sports community
DeafDigest Sports has no comment – only because
he has never really seen how would it work.