2020/12/19

DeafDigest Sports – – December 19, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— dedication to a long time fan of Gallaudet athletics

— Indiana girls’ basketball

— Mississippi basketball

— Texas girls’ basketball

— Ivy League gets a deaf football player

— champion bowler is deaf-blind

— another champion athlete

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dedication to a long time supporter of Gallaudet athletics

John Matthews, a long time teacher and coach at
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf, departed us.

During his student days at Gallaudet during
the fifties, he was a member of the football
team. He was not a star player or even a starter
but in terms of spirit, love and enthusiasm
for the Bison, he was #1.

Please go to random deafsports thoughts for his
all-time favorite Gallaudet football story.

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Indiana girls’ basketball

newspaper posting

LUTHERAN 47, INDIANA DEAF 43
Lutheran 16 7 13 11 — 47

Indiana Deaf 11 6 11 15 — 43

Lutheran (2-6) — Katelyn Newport 4 7-8 16, Katie McKinley 5 2-4 13, Bekah
Caston 2 2-6 7, Quinn Johnson 4 1-8 9, Jocey Sneed 0 2-2 2. Team: 15 14-28
47.

Indiana Deaf (3-9) — Individual, team stats N/A.

3-pointers — Lutheran 3 (Caston, McKinley, Newport); Indiana Deaf N/A.

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Mississippi basketball

Mississippi School f/t Deaf

Varsity boys
MSD 45
Delta St Academy 89

Record: 0-7

Next Game 1/5/2021 Tri County Academy @ MSD

Happy Holiday & Happy New Years!

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Texas girls’ basketball

TSD Basketball

Boys game was cancelled.

Girls:
Austin Royals: 37
TSD Rangers: 46

Record: 5-2

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college deaf athlete

Ivy League gets deaf football player

Aaron Jones
rising freshman, 2021 football season
University of Pennsylvania

he was a high school 1,000 yard rusher

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champion bowler is deaf-blind

part of newspaper story

Blind And Deaf 17-Year-Old Is A Championship Bowler With Several Perfect
Games

Seventeen-year-old Jacob Goddam from Modesto, California is a
champion-level bowler, having bowled several perfect 300 games and
reaching the nationals four years in a row, despite being blind and deaf.

“I was pretty happy because the time before that, I shot multiple times
and was just one pin short,” Jacob shared with local outlet KRCA about
achieving his first perfect game. Goddam bowled his first 800 series and
was on a roll until the pandemic hit, closing bowling alleys across the
country.

Even with his physical challenges however, Jacob chooses to compete
against the best,  finishing in the top five this past weekend in an
Arizona tournament.

On his second shots, Goddam is able to pick up spares through the
assistance of a pin-spotter who tells him what pins are left, receiving no
complaints about bowling etiquette.

Goddam is a member of the American Blind Bowlers Association and the
United States Bowling Congress. He hopes to one day become a professional
bowler and later a teacher.

Jacob plans to attend the Helen Keller Institute in New York.

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another champion athlete

part of a posting

Isaac Freeland is the 2020 Freeride World Tour Champion and Rookie of the
Year. That’s right, he took the overall title in his first season on the
circuit.

note:
Freeride?

The Wikipedia says:
The Freeride World Tour is an annually toured series of events in which
the best freeskiers and snowboard freeriders compete for individual event
wins, as well as the overall title of World Champion in their respective
genders and disciplines

He was born deaf but functions as a hearing person thanks to a CI.

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pro lacrosse

per headline:
Premier Lacrosse League and Major League Lacrosse Announce Merger

Note:
both major professional outdoors lacrosse leagues were at
war with each other this past season.

Paul Rabil was a star in Major League Lacrosse for many
years until he jumped ship and founded the Premier Lacrosse League,
luring many established pro lacrosse players to come with him.

This new league has in existence just for one season.

Rabil is hearing impaired, been hearing impaired all his life
but functions as a hearing person.

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random deafsports thoughts

This is a long-time tale from John
Matthews that departed us. He was a
member of the 1956 footbal team
that pulled off a stunning 7-7
upset over Bridgewater College.

Yes, the 7-7 score is correct and it
was a big upset.

Gallaudet was winless in that season,
coming into the last game of the
season with a 0-5 record on Gallaudet’s
homecoming day.

Bridgewater was much too strong for
Gallaudet and there was “no way”
they would lose to Gallaudet, hence
this 7-7 upset.

Gallaudet outplayed Bridgewater,
leading them in yards gained and in
first downs made. Two Gallaudet
fumbles in the second half held the
game to a 7-7 tie.

The Gallaudet players were very thrilled
about the tie, which ended the season
with a 0-5-1 record.  There was no
overtime rule in these days.

This is the enduring tale of the
Gallaudet-Bridgewater 7-7 homecoming
day tie that Matthews would share
with his friends, students and
strangers over the years.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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

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.

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

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