2020/11/16

DeafDigest Sports – – November 16, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— the Dummy Hoy code

— Tennessee basketball & other sports

— Texas football hosts playoff game

— Kevin Hall update

— Gallaudet updates; football all-decade team

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Gallaudet Football All-Decade Team: 2010-2019

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University football program released its
All-Decade team for the 2010-19 timeframe. A 12-member committee gathered,
remotely, to select this team which features a first and second team for
offense and defense along with honorable mention selections.

In addition, the committee selected four recipients for special awards.
Gallaudet football’s Most Valuable Player of the Decade is Nick Elstad,
who played many different positions for the Bison from 2010-13. The
Offensive Player of the Decade is offensive lineman Todd Collins
(2012-15). The Defensive Player of the Decade and the Special Teams Player
of the Decade is defensive back/returner Tony Tatum (2010-12).

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/fball/2020-21/releases/alldecade-10s

note:
Nick Elstad deserves a special mention in this edition. He was not
physically big or tall. He came to Gallaudet from Colorado School
for the Deaf and Blind which does not field a 11-man football team,
just 6-man and 8-man.

This meant that Nick played 11-man football for the first time
in his life – at Gallaudet.

He was not sure he would make it in football because of his small
size, but decided to come out nevertheless.

Small size, yes, but with the team’s biggest heart!

He was the team’s most important player – playing anywhere he
was needed on the field – as quarterback, because of injury
to the starter; as running back; as defensive back and on
special teams. Ask Nick what to do and he will do it.

Elstad? This name may ring a bell. His father Tim (who played
basketball at Gallaudet) quarterbacked his 1977 team to the
state 8-man championship – in the most miserable weather
conditions imaginable – freezing wind, heavy rain, muddy
field, etc. The championship game should have been postponed
but it wasn’t! And the deaf team came home with the
championship.

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Gallaudet SAAC Officers and Representatives announced

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University Athletics Department announced its
2020-21 Student-Athletes Advisory Council (SAAC) officers and
representatives.

Gallaudet’s SAAC is led by President Ariel Senics (women’s basketball,
softball), who was Gallaudet’s representative to the North Eastern
Athletic Conference (NEAC) SAAC last year.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/saac

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Mississippi basketball

Mississippi School f/t Deaf

Varsity girls
MSD 55
Mount Olive 24

Record 1-1

Varsity boys
MSD 17
Mount Olive 59

Record 0-2

Next Game 11/12 Jackson Prep @ MSD
“ CANCELLED”

Next Game 11/17 Bay Springs @ MSD

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Tennessee basketball

It is official – that the boys’ and the
girls’ basketball seasons are cancelled.

The announcement was made in local news.

other sports – part of newspaper posting

volleyball
Class A – Region 1

District 2 – Cosby, Gatlinburg-Pittman, Jellico, Tennessee School for the
Deaf

 

 

track and field

Class A East – Alcoa, York Institute, Brainerd, Chattanooga School for the
Arts & Sciences, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, Chuckey-Doak,
Clarkrange, Cumberland Gap, Gatlinburg-Pittman, Happy Valley, Ivy Academy,
Johnson County, L&N Stem Academy, Loudon, Pigeon Forge, Sequatchie County,
South Greene, South Pittsburgh, Sunbright, Sweetwater, Tellico Plains,
Tennessee School for the Deaf, Tyner Academy, University High, West
Greene.

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Texas football

Due to the large senior class that exited last year and the devastating
Covid-19 pandemic that has not only impacted us, but the entire world, the
Rangers football program decided to make a switch from 11-man football to
6-man football. This marked the first time in TSD history that the Rangers
football team would play 6-man football. Making the switch to 6-man
football has been quite the challenge for our program due to Covid-19.
With the capacity restrictions put into place with our weight room and
athletic facility, we’ve had to overcome many scheduling conflicts to make
sure our boys were prepared for a full football season. However, these
changes never changed how we approached the game. Our bond is still
strong, we still hit hard, and our hearts are still big. We had an eight
game season scheduled with six of the eight being district games. In our
first season as a 6-man football program, I’m proud to announce that we
are district champions and we are fully prepared to make a strong run to
the State Championship! Go Rangers!

Record: 5-3

Regional Playoff
Logos Preparatory Academy vs Texas School for the Deaf
Date: November 20, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Gamblin Field – TSD

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the Dummy Hoy code

A baseball historian said the umpires used the
Dummy Hoy code – meaning hand signals that are
still used in baseball (and softball). The
historian said:

It worked so well, that umpires adopted the system
permanently

This phrase is no longer used nowadays

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Kevin Hall update

part of a posting

Cincinnati native Kevin Hall, who played high school golf at Winton Woods
while attending St. Rita School for the Deaf and starred for the Ohio
State Buckeyes, is featured in a Masters video shared by CBS Sports that
many have found inspirational.

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college basketball

Alexis Roberts
Jackson State University
incomimg freshman
women’s basketball

from Mississippi School for the Deaf

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random deafsports thoughts

what is a sad recruiting tale with college sports?

That a deaf athlete would be recruited to play
at a hearing college.

The coach that did the heavy recruiting would be
fired in the following season. The new coach
has no interest in the deaf athlete on his team!

It has happened to a few deaf athletes in
hearing colleges in the past years.

Still, very sad.

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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