DeafDigest Sports –-  April 1, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet women’s soccer team

— another past Gallaudet football opponent shuts down school

— dedication to a past Gallaudet basketball coach

— Colorado volleyball

— Oklahoma boys’ track

— Oklahoma girls’ track

— Texas sports

— wheelchair basketball


dedication to a past Gallaudet basketball coach

Dr Robert Frisina, long time associated with NTID,
got his start in the world of deafness by beginning
his career at Gallaudet.

He departed us yesterday.

For one season in 1949-50 he coached the men’s
basketball team.

Interestingly enough his scorekeeper was Dr Robert
Davila. Both of them became future directors of
NTID. Just a matter of coincidence.


Gallaudet women’s soccer team partners with Washington Spirit

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women’s soccer team has signed on to
partner with the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League

The Bison have become the latest D.C., Maryland, Virginia (DMV) women’s
soccer program to join the Spirit’s Alliance Partnership program. Through
this program, partner members are able to interact with the players and
coaches of the Spirit by attending question and answer sessions and
coaching series with their technical staff, and many other exclusive
opportunities and events.

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another past Gallaudet football opponent shuts down school

In 2018, Mt Ida College, a Gallaudet opponent in the
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference, shut down for

Now this time Becker College, which dropped out of
ECFC but had thought about returning to that
conference, has shut down for good.

It was against Becker College in 2013 that Gallaudet
blocked a last second field goal attempt. The score
was a 34-34 tie and if Becker made the field goal,
Gallaudet would have lost, and possibly damaging its
conference championship. The ball was on the 14-yard
line and the attempt would have been an easy one for

The kick was blocked; Ryan Bonheyo picked up the
loose ball and ran all the way across the field for
a 79-yard touchdown-winning run!


Colorado volleyball

does Colorado have a volleyball team?

part of newspaper posting said that the school
received 13 votes (not among top leaders in
State Class 1 volleyball rankings


Oklahoma boys Track

March 30, 2021 at Marietta Invitational Track Meet at Marietta, OK

Plainview – 138, Pauls Valley – 109, Ada – 80, Lone Grove – 45, Marietta –
35, Ardmore – 31, Indiahoma – 26, Durant – 23, Hugo – 20, Wynnewood – 18,
Tishomingo –
17, Caddo – 16, Plainview B – 12, Silo – 12, OSD – 6, Coleman – 4

4x200m Relay: (So Cayden Ducharmare, So. Shannon Lewis, Jr. Pablo Gomez,
Sr Isaiah Holt) 1:50.23
800m Run: Sr. Isaiah Holt: 2:14.48 (3rd place), So Shaliam Pabon – 3:47.05
100m Dash: Jr. Pablo Gomez – 13.49
400m Dash: So. Shannon Lewis – 1:00.06
200m Dash: So. Shannon Lewis – 26.76, Jr. Pablo Gomez – 28.07
1600m Run: Sr. Isaiah Holt – 5:39.50 (10th Place)
4x400m Relay: (Jr. Pablo Gomez, So. Cayden Ducharmare, Sr. Isaiah Holt,
So. Shannon Lewis) – 4:33.45
Shot up: Sr. KJ Lokeijak – 31.10, So. Cayden Ducharmare – 27.8 1/2
Dicus: Sr. KJ Lokeijak – 78″, So. Cayden Ducharmare – 56″


Texas sports

TSD Rangers – 8
John Paul II – 25

Record: 0-4
Next game: April 6th

Track & Field
The RANGERS co-ed track and field team competed in the 3rd annual Faith
Academy Relays on Saturday, March 27th, with 28 schools. The event starts
with cloudy and cool in the morning, and then the sun broke through high
noon. The Rangers athletes did their best to complete the races in the
division 1 group.

The Rangers finished in 6th Place in the team standings with 56 points out
of 14 teams in division 1.  Boys finished in 5th team overall standing
with 66 points out of 11 teams in the division 1 group.

The girls’ TSD brings home five silver medals. The highlight of the
– Bre’Asia McDade – 2nd Girl Shot Put
– Trent Gobble, Broderick Johnson, Jordan Leeper, and Russell Rhode – 2nd
(Boys) 4X100 Relay.

Other athletes have entered the best qualification of top 8 finals.

Please check out the list of those athletes that placed for the Rangers at


Oklahoma girls’ track

On Mar 30, 2021 we attended the marietta track meet, 6 girls competed. It
was a nice day

cloudy with some headwind about 18- 19 miles an hour.

Shakayla Simmons Freshman- 100 dash 16.50, 200 dash 35.85

Shakayla Simmons 9th, Brook Queen 11th, April Pennell 12th, Shealee Junger
12th- 400 rela1:07.18, 800 relay 2:29.70

Shakayla Simmons Freshman- long jump 11.1 inches personal best- 1st time
to enter

Hannah Dunn Freshman- 9.4 inches first time to enter

April Pennell 12th- shot put 26.9ft

Shealee Junger 12th- shot put 26.5 ft

Brook Queen11th, shot put 25 ft

Caden Gardea 9th, 20 ft personal best


wheelchair basketball

The Cincinnati Dragons wheelchair basketball team won the Rocky Top
Hoopfest Tournament in Knoxville Tennesse on March 27.  The Dragons
finished the tournament 4-0 winning by an average margin of 20 points per
game.  The Dragons were led by their point guard Kerwin Haake, a deaf high
school senior from Lexington KY who scored 76 points in the 4 games
including a team-high 27 points in their 69-62 semifinal victory over
Atlanta.  This was the opening tournament for the Dragons this season and
they will return to action on April 17-18 in Iowa.


random deafsports thoughts

Could deaf golfers compete in match play?

There was a big match play competition shown on
TV last week.

We have quite a few deaf golf tournaments, but none
in match play.


The late Gil Lentz explained to DeafDigest Sports editor
that green fees in golf is expensive – and deaf golfers
get their money’s worth by playing 18 holes, instead of
14 or 15 or 16 holes!




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

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