DeafDigest Sports –-  May 12, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet women’s basketball honor

— Gallaudet other honors

— school seeks a football game

— retirement of a long time coach

— Maryland baseball

— Maryland track

— Texas track

— Washington basketball

— elite deaf skateboarder

— wheelchair basketball


Gallaudet women’s basketball

Gallaudet’s Emelia Beldon earns CoSIDA Academic All-District Women’s
Basketball honors

WASHINGTON  – College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)
announced it’s 2020-21 Academic All-District® Women’s Basketball Teams and
Gallaudet University senior guard Emelia Beldon (Frederick, Md.) was
selected to the District 2 first team for Division III. Beldon will now be
added to the national ballot for the chance to earn Academic All-America
honors, which will be announced on Wednesday, May 26.

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Gallaudet other honors

Gallaudet earns nine Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports-Scholar Awards

FAIRFAX, Va. – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education announced the 2021
Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports-Scholar Awards and Gallaudet University had nine
recipients. This is the 29th anniversary of the awards that began in 1992.

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Louisiana football

Football Game needed

I hope things go back to normal this fall and we are able to have more
Deaf games for you to cover!

I recently had a team cancelled on me. So I’m looking for a team that is
able to play a 6/8 man team with LSD on Saturday, October 23rd, which is
our homecoming date.

I will make sure it is a home-home series to return the favor.
Please email me at denton.mallas@email.lsdvi.org if you are interested.


Maryland baseball

Maryland School for the Deaf Baseball

MSD lost the quarterfinal game to Mt. Airy Chirstian Academy, 20 to 7.
Nathan Sheppeck: 3-3, 2 Runs, 2 RBIs, 5 Steal bases
Ethan Sheppeck: 1-2, 2 Runs, 2 RBIs, In park Home Run
Elian Zfati: 1-2, Run

MSD’s final 2021 season record: 0-8

MSD lost to Rockbridge Academy, 20 to 16.
Divine Aroh: 2-2, 2 Runs, 2 RBIs
Jaden Joseph: 2-3, 3 Runs
Eilan Zfati: 2-5, 2 Runs, 1 RBI, Triple

MSD’s record: 0-7


Maryland track

Antrim Way Honda Rt. 16 Last Chance Invite | MeetPro by

Maryland School for the Deaf Track & Field (May 10, 2021)

Results from Antrim Way Honda Rt. 16 Last Chance Invite @
Greencastle-Antrim HS (Greencastle, PA)

MSD Highlights (Top Six)
200 Meter Dash: Zion Ortiz  22.63 – 5th place (Personal Record)


Oklahoma sports

Lawson Pair has retired as a long time coach at Oklahoma
School for the Deaf.

He was a pitcher for the baseball team at Gallaudet; as a junior
transfer from a 2-year program, he led NCAA-III pitchers in most
strike outs, and highest strike outs per game average. And as a
senior, led Gallaudet to a conference championship. When not
pitching, he played first base, a tribute to his at-bat value
to the team.

Best pitcher Gallaudet has ever had? Yes!  Saw him pitch and
he was extremely awesome.


Texas track

TSD Track and Field Championship

13 Rangers qualified for the 2021 TAPPS 4A Track and Field Championships
at Panther Stadium at Midway High School April 30 – May 1, 2021.

Friday morning, there was inclement weather projected throughout the
entire weekend. We were concerned about the field event courses holding up
through the wetness.

Even with the wet conditions, our standout shot putter Bre’ Asia McDade
still finished in first-place by a half-inch margin (33-08.50 between
33-08.00) to win the 2021 TAPPS State Championship.

Our athletes posted the following performances:

Throw Farther:

Lady Rangers

· Shot Put – (3rd, 33-08.50), Bre’Asia McDade, New personal best record —

Jump Higher:

· Triple Jump – (6th, 40-01.75 ), Trent Gobble,

(8th, 39-10.00), Izeer Sweed

Run Faster:

Lady Rangers

· 300m Hurdles – (7th, 52.65) – Alyssa Glennon

· Girls 4 X 100 Relay – 8th (Alyssa Glennon, Rosalia Fraychineaud, Anahit
Tadevosyan, Kourtney Dolliole) 54.98

Rangers Boys

· 200 M Run – (7th, 23.86) – Russell Rohde (personal best record)

· Boys 4 X 200 Relay – 8th (Broderick Johnson, Jordan Leeper, Izeer Sweed,
Russell Rohde) 1:35.78, season-best


Washington boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

Mossyrock (2-2) hosts Washington State School for the Deaf on Tuesday


Washington girls’ basketball

part of newspaper story

Hailey Brooks scored 11 points with five rebounds as the Mossyrock Vikings
used a 21-0 third quarter to pull away from the Terriers of the Washington
School for the Deaf, 51-15, in a 1B Columbia Valley League girls
basketball game on Tuesday in Mossyrock.


elite deaf skateboarder

Brandon White, who is deaf, is an elite skateboarder.

He is joining the Dew Tour, considered to be the second
level from the top level (X-Games). He will be competing
against 300 elite skaters, even if it is second level.


random deafsports thoughts

Big question!

How many schools will come back with football?

We know that Louisiana is asking for a homecoming day opponent.

We know that Texas is having spring football practice right now.

Any others?

We shall wait and see.


wheelchair basketball

The Cincinnati Dragons Varsity Wheelchair Basketball Team won their 3rd
tournament of the year last weekend in Kansas City at the KC Crossroads
Invitational.  The Dragons were led by their senior point guard and
captain Kerwin Haake who is a deaf player from Henry Clay HS in Lexington
KY.  Haake, a University of Arizona college wheelchair basketball signee,
scored 74 points in the 5 games including 6 3-pointers.  The Dragons are
now 15-0 on the season and are currently the only undefeated high school
wheelchair basketball team in the nation.  The Dragons will return to
action on May 15-16 at the Big Peach Jam in Atlanta.

KC Crossroads Invitational Scores

Pool Play

Cincinnati Dragons 68 Milwaukee Bucks 37 (Haake 20 points including 3
Cincinnati Dragons 65 Nebraska Red Dawgs 27 (Haake 23 points)
Cincinnati Dragons 72 St Louis Rollin Rams 39 (Haake 8 points)

Cincinnati Dragons 50 Milwaukee Bucks 21 (Haake 9 points)

Cincinnati Dragons 64 Kansas City Kings 31 (Haake 12 points)




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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