2020/08/16

DeafDigest Sports – – August 14-16, 2020

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— a dedication

— Arkansas sports

— Indiana football opponent

— random deafsports thoughts, a musuem

— a dedication

— Arkansas sports

— a successful swimming story

— voice in karate

— college baskeball

— all-deaf baseball team a big gate attraction

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A dedication

DeafDigest Sports dedicates this edition to Alan
Mealka, the past superintendent of Tennessee
School for the Deaf, that departed us.

He was very supportive of the school football
program, always attending home games and
attending the team post-game meetings.

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Gallaudet swimming

a successful swimming story

Inspiring Neighbor: Meet Coach Brian Bennett of SafeSplash

As Brian’s swimming ability continued to blossom, he was accepted to the
University of Northern Colorado. He attended there for two years before
realizing he needed a more specialized education. That is when Brian
decided to transfer to Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. “Gallaudet
is a university for Deaf and Hard of hearing people,” Brian remarked.
While there, he met his future wife, Alyssa, and continued swimming,
breaking 10 school records and several conference records.

full story at:
https://www.castlerockco.com/inspiring-neighbor-meet-coach-brian-bennett/

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Arkansas sports

Arkansas School for the Deaf

Football and Volleyball is canceled. We are not hosting any Deaf events and
going out of state this school year, 2020-2021.

Basketball remains to be seen, we will know either late September or early
October.

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Indiana football

a new opponent is Creek HS

part of story says:
Creek seeks improvement

Trip to Indiana Deaf, a newcomer on the schedule

note:
it was a broken link; not able to get the full story

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college basketball

part of newspaper story

SIGNED: Northern New Mexico has added two more local recruits: Santa Fe
graduate Carlos Dassaro and New Mexico School for the Deaf graduate Luis
Villalobos, who averaged 21.7 points and 13.1 rebounds.

note:
not sure if it was the same college that signed 6’10 Devon Thompson
to playr basketball for them. He, however, was assigned to play
JV basketball. He left college soon afterwards

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voice in karate

a hearing participant in karate has faced a few deaf
opponents. He said their movements are hard to predict
and so, he depends on the voice of the referee to lead
them on during the matches!

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all-deaf baseball team a big gate attraction

part of newspaper story, Minnesota

Back in the day: News from Aug. 13, 1891

Management for the base ball game of August 11 advise seats will be
provided for all who attend, and no lady need miss the game for fear that
suitable accommodations will not be provided. Several special officers
will be present to preserve order on the grounds and also to watch the
entrance and keep out intruders. No boys will be admitted without the
necessary quarter, and no quarter will be given those attempting to elude
the officers. The deaf mutes are on a regular tour, playing at Belding
Wednesday. The game will be the greatest attraction of the season, which
no lover of sport should miss.

IONIA VS. MUTES. August 12. Yesterday’s game was one of the best of the
season. Over 300 people witnessed the contest, which was one of exciting
interest from beginning to end. The mutes played an excellent all around
game, their weak point being their inability to hit Breen, who pitched for
the Ionias. The final score was Ionia 7, Deaf Mutes 5.

note:
DeafDigest Sports editor hates these words – mutes and Deaf Mutes

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random deafsports thoughts

There is a new museum in Colorado Springs,
the home of the USA Olympics organization.

it showcases Americans in hearing Olympics
and the Paralympics.

What about Deaflympics? As far as they are
concerned, we do not exist – for one reason –
we would not affiliate with the Paralympics.

Paralympics is great for the disabled.

Deaf athletes are able-bodied, and not disabled,
hence we stay with Deaflympics.

Politics? Yes!

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be