2021/03/22

DeafDigest Sports –-  March 22, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts
— Indiana softball

— Iowa boys’ track

— Kansas volleyball

— Riverside sports

— Gallaudet trainers

— weightlifting facilities

— Dummy Hoy

— wheelchair basketball

— USA Deaflympics women’s basketball coach

— USA Deaf basketball tweet

— Behind the Lines

— Passing of past Gallaudet weight thrower

— Nebraska wrestling controversy

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Gallaudet trainers

Gallaudet thanks its Athletic Trainers during National Athletic Trainer Month

During National Athletic Training Month, Gallaudet Athletics would like
to extend a special thanks to our athletic trainers; Mariko Kobanawa,
Thomas McKnight, Kat May, Teri Wood.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/natm2021

note:
During the early seventies, Gallaudet hired Joe Fritsch
as its first full time trainer. In the earlier years,
there were student trainers that took care of athletes
aches and pains.

The football players used to joke that one of the
student trainers was a much better doctor than
some hearing doctors. There is an element of truth
for one reason – student trainers provided much better
bedside manners than these doctors!

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Gallaudet weightlifting facilities

we have read so much about NCAA not being fair to women
basketball teams; the men had first class weightlifting
facilities at tournament sites whereas what the women
had was a joke.

Fortunately the women fought back, forcing NCAA to upgrade
their weightlifting facilities to be equal to men’s facilities.

DeafDigest Sports editor vividly recalls the old days
where weightlifting was not taken seriously, not just
at Gallaudet but at many other colleges everywhere.

Yes, Gallaudet had a weightlifting room – but it was in
the basement of men’s dorm and open to all – athletes
and students. It just had a few weightlifting equipment.
It really was not used that too often.

Only one athlete took weightlifting seriously – Bob
Corbett, the 3-time conference champion in discus throw
during the early sixties.

Nowadays Gallaudet’s weight training facilities is just
as superior to other NCAA-III colleges with a full time
strength coach to supervise all of Gallaudet’s teams.

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Gallaudet football

On TV, a program – Behind the Lines: The Academy Football Report
has been shown.

It shows the football as played by Army, Navy and the Airforce.

note:
In the early days of football, Gallaudet has had games
against Navy.

The Gallaudet-Navy series shows a 1-6 all-time record
in Navy’s favor.

Gallaudet won 16-0 in the first game against Navy in 1884.

The losing scores were:

0-4
0-24
0-6
16-22
6-22 (last game in 1896)

During the later part of 1990’s, Navy was in negotiations
to have its Sprint Football team (lightweight) play a
game against Gallaudet. This meant Gallaudet’s full sized
players against Navy’s lightweight players.

Gallaudet was interested – but unfortunately, nothing
came out of it.

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passing of past Gallaudet weight thrower

DeafDigest Sports editor learned that Julie
Dameron passed away. During her student days
in the 1990’s, she was one of the track and
field team’s better weight throwers.

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Indiana softball

from a tweet:

has a game tomorrow against Trititan

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Iowa boys’ track

newspaper posting

DOANE INVITATIONAL
Class D
BOYS TEAM SCORES: McCool Junction 138, Shelton 87, Kenesaw 45,
Exeter-Milligan 38, Lawrence-Nelson 27, Mead 27, Fullerton 26, Giltner 23,
Nebraska Lutheran 14, Dorchester 7, Iowa School for the Deaf 2.

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Kansas volleyball

part of newspaper story

Seabury Academy defeated Kansas School for the Deaf, 25-7, 25-18

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Riverside posting:

on their facebook

Hello, Students, Parents, Coaches, Staff, & Community!

School campus is still closed indefinitely with re-opening plans still
uncertain, we apologize but we have to cancel all games in the month of
April.

We hope that we can return to campus some time this spring. 🤞🏻

Stay healthy and be safe!

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Wheelchair basketball

After over a year off due to Covid, the wheelchair basketball season will
start again this weekend.  The Cincinnati Dragons varsity wheelchair
basketball team will be looking to compete for a national championship
this season led by their senior captain and starting point guard Kerwin
Haake.  Kerwin is a deaf player from Lexington KY and recently signed his
letter of intent to play college wheelchair basketball for the University
of Arizona next season.  The Dragons will be competing in the Rocky Top
tournament in Knoxville this Saturday March 27th against some of the top
teams in the country.  Game times will be 9:00, 10:30, 1:30 and 3:00
Eastern Time and will all be streamed live on www.facebook.com/gcasc.
Full tournament schedule is attached.

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USA women’s Deaflympics basketball coach

from a tweet

USA Deaf Basketball is proudly  to announce the 2021 Women s head coach,
Touria Ouahid- Boren! We are thrilled to welcome her on board and look
forward to working with her.

note:
She played basketball at Gallaudet during her student days and
was one of the team’s better players.

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USA Deaf Basketball tweet

USA Deaf Basketball (USADB) regretfully announces the resignation of
Joseph Brafford from his position as Commissioner, effective February 13,
2021.

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Dummy Hoy, part of his notes in baseball hall of fame

part of a long posting

the National Baseball Hall of Fame does have some of his handwritten
correspondence, including an exchange in 1935 with Ford Frick, then the
National League president. Hoy was thanking Frick, who later became
commissioner of baseball, for sending him a lifetime pass to big-league
games.

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Dummy Taylor, part of a long posting

Career highlights: Spent all but four games of his nine-year career with
the New York Giants (1900-08). Was part of their rotation, along with
Christy Mathewson, on the club’s 1904 and 1905 NL pennant winning-teams.
Taylor finished with a 116-106 career record and 2.75 ERA.

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Nebraska wrestling controversy

posting is in full because it is very important
for all deaf athletes that compete in contests
officiated by hearing referees (in all sports)
that may not be aware they have been discriminating
against the deaf.

NSAA rules on Gering wrestler’s requests after controversial match

Gering wrestler discusses state wrestling disappointment, team win and

The family of Gering wrestler Paul Ruff got some much awaited news on
requests they made to the NSAA after Ruff lost in a controversial
championship match Feb. 20. State Sen. John Stinner will introduce a
Legislative Resolution next week to honor the wrestler.

Ruff, who is deaf, lost 1-0 to Scottsbluff’s Paul Garcia, a four-time
state champion, in the Class B 126-pound title match. A point was given to
Garcia after Ruff had been cautioned twice about the placement of his
knees on a reset.

The wrestler and his coach said Ruff was unable to hear directions by the
referee during the match as he must remove his cochlear implant while
wrestling. He relies on lip reading, which was complicated because the
referee wore a mask due to precautions for COVID-19.

Unable to hear or lip read, Ruff has maintained he didn’t realize what was
going on during the match and was unable to follow directions. His
confusion was evident after the match, with his coach, Jared Berger,
having to explain to him the loss.

After the championship match, the Commission for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing learned of the situation and came to advocate for Ruff for a
resolution.

In seeking a resolution, Ruff’s family made five requests of the NSAA.
They requested the NSAA form a student advisory committee that included
Ruff and for sensitivity training for officials. The family asked that the
referee of the match be made to take that sensitivity training before
being allowed to referee next season, and that he not be allowed to
referee in the state tournament for five years. Their last request was
that the championship match be overturned and both wrestlers declared
co-champions.

During a Wednesday meeting of the NSAA’s Board of Directors, the board
honored some, but not all, of Ruff’s requests. The first request, forming
a student advisory committee, was one that was agreed to, Jay Bellar, NSAA
executive director, told the Star-Herald

“(The NSAA board of directors) had a long discussion on the situation,”
Bellar said. “We sent some findings to the Ruff family yesterday. We are
going to develop an advisory group to address athletes with disabilities.
Paul Ruff is going to be invited to be on that group. That was one of the
things that (the Ruff family) thought would be a good idea, and we thought
that would be a good idea. We’re going to start with wrestling and see how
that goes.”

Bellar said the NSAA would make some additions to its sports and activity
guides.

“Another thing that we’re going to do is we’re going to include language
in all our NSAA sports activity manuals regarding our process (for
requesting accommodations),” he said. “We think that it will be helpful
for schools if it’s in there — that we provide accommodations for
(athletes with disabilities).”

Referees will also be given direction on dealing with students with
disabilities.

“We will also include information on accommodations at all our required
officials’ state rules meetings,” Bellar said. “Coaches (have to attend)
rules meetings, so everybody’s going to hear that part of it. Also, we
coordinated with the Nebraska Coaches Association and the state
associations on education opportunities for members school and coaches on
children with disability.”

The NSAA is also implementing cultural competency training.

“We are going to offer cultural competency training for the NSAA
directors, officials, our official observers and anybody interested in
taking that (training). Ron Higdon, our director of wrestling, the
official who was involved and our supervisor of wrestling all have agreed
to take that course,” Bellar said.

The NSAA, though, denied the family’s request to overturn the results of
the match and make Ruff and Garcia co-champions, Bellar said.

“We just didn’t think that was something that we were going to do to our
officials,” he said. “In any activity we have — whether it’s football or
basketball or wrestling — officials have a tough job to do. They make
(judgment calls). If we start second guessing (our referees), where does
it stop?

“(Ruff) is a heck of a wrestler, but the way the match turned out was
(Ruff lost 1-0) and we’re not reversing that.”

Attempts to reach the Ruff family and representatives for the Nebraska
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for comment were unsuccessful
as of press time.

Next week, State Sen. John Stinner, of Gering, plans to introduce a
Legislative Resolution to honor Ruff during the legislative session.

“This was a kid who actually lost a state championship because he couldn’t
understand or hear the ref telling him that he false started,” Stinner
said. “It was terribly, terribly unfortunate.

“The kid wrestled his whole life. If he knew what was going on, he’d have
known how to fix it. (Ruff) has aspirations to wrestle in college. This
was an important match for him.”

Stinner said it is important to honor Ruff for overcoming obstacles to be
successful on the wrestling mat.

“I think it’s acknowledging his accomplishments. He’s had some barriers, I
think we ought to celebrate those kids who do well. It was an unfortunate
occurrence and I think it is appropriate to celebrate (his
accomplishments). He’s a role model for other kids who have hearing
impairments.”

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random deafsports thoughts

With respect to the long Nebraska posting above,
regardless of the sport, there will always be
discrimination against deaf athletes.

The key issue – is it a level playing field between
the deaf and the hearing athletes?

There is no easy answer.

End of discussion!

Thank you.

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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

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2021/03/12

DeafDigest Sports –-  March 12, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts

— Texas sports

— a basketball rout avenged an earlier season close defeat

— Gallaudet fun walk

— deaf athletes at NTID

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Gallaudet fun walk

Sign-up for the Bison Virtual Fun Run Walk by March 18

Gallaudet Intramurals has announced details about the upcoming Bison
Virtual Fun Run/Walk competition that will run from March 21 until April
8, 2021.

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

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Maryland girls’ basketball

MSD GBB: Game #5 vs Saint Maria Goretti (JV)

March 10, 2021

High School Varsity Girls Basketball Game #5

Maryland School for the Deaf vs. Saint Maria Goretti (JV)

1      2     3     4   =   Total
MSD –    18  11   12   23  =      64
SMG –     4    6    10     7  =     27

MSD

C. Lummer – 12 points, 1 rebound, 7 steals, 4 assists
C. Salit – 32 points, 10 rebounds, 8 steals, 6 assists
H. Weiss – 11 points, 13 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
L. Froehle –  5 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block
K. Fuller  – 4 points, 3 rebounds

Team FG: 22
Team 3-FG: 4 (C. Salit)
Team FT: 8-17

SMG

A. Warren – 6 points
H. Green – 4 points
A. Crowderzy – 5 points
A. Jackson – 1 points
A. Fulton – 11 points

Team FG: 7
Team 3-FG: 2 (A. Warren)
Team FT: 7-14

Record: 2-3 (End of Season)

note:
in the first game of the abbreviated basketball
season, Maryland lost 45-44 to this same
opponent. This win meant a 38-point turnaround.

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Texas sports

TSD Spring Sports has returned! We started the first week of practice last
week. Be on the lookout for plenty of games coming up after spring break!

TSD Softball Result:

Brentwood Christian, 16
TSD, 3

Record: 0-2

TSD Baseball Result:

TSD, 5
San Marcos Academy, 19

Record: 0-1

TSD High School Spring Sports Coaches:
Baseball Head Coach: Jonathan Furman
Softball Head Coach: Cary McKeller
Coed Tennis Head Coach: Chris Hamilton
Coed Track & Field Head Coach: Larry Smith

TSD Middle School Spring Sports Coaches:
Middle School Girls Softball Head Coach: Daniella Bernal & Keisha
Hernandez
6th-8th Coed Tennis Head Coach: Matt Thompson & Carlotta Hernandez
6th-8th Coed Track & Field Head Coaches: Andrea Meehan & Toby Daniels

TSD Softball

TSD – 4
San Marcos Academy – 15

Record: 0-1

Next game: Home game against Brentwood at 4:30 pm.

TSD Baseball

TSD Baseball will begin their season with an away game against San Marcos
Academy on March 11 at 6:00 pm.

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Deaf athletes at NTID

according to a tweet, there are approximately 40 NTID
students that play RIT sports.

Note:

RIT rarely has deaf athletes on team sports (basketball, soccer,
baseball, hockey, etc). These deaf athletes mostly participate
in individual sports such as cross country, swimming, track, etc.

In the 1970’s RIT fielded a club football team – yet deaf
participation was always low – maybe one or two deaf
players per season.

About 15 years ago a group of NTID students wanted to establish
their own club football team. They were serious about it but
their efforts got nowhere.

Their coordinator of deaf athletes is Skip Flanagan,
himself deaf and a former player with the RIT baseball team.

He played pro baseball in independent league one season.

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random deafsports thoughts

As a hobby DeafDigest Sports editor researches past
deaf players in the majors and minors. The list of
such players is several pages.

One of the players is Gil McDougald. Yankee fans of
the fifties will remember him as one of these
great infielders (2B, SS, 3B).

He became deaf because a ball hit him on the head
during practice. While he continued playing, his
deafness made him miserable – lonely and withdrawn.

Years later CI completely restored his hearing.

He played while hearing; he also played while
deaf. Does that qualify him as a “deaf” baseball
player on DeafDigest Sports’ list of deaf
baseball players?

He was not the only one who became deaf during
major league career. There were others.

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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

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2021/03/10

DeafDigest Sports –-  March 10, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts

— wrestling back at one school

— a tweet from one school

— end of a 4-game basketball season

— deaf wrestler expects official state response

— first track meet of season

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part of newspaper story

NSAA to address grievances of deaf Gering wrestler Paul Ruff over state
tourney accommodations

More than two weeks after the State Wrestling Championships, the family of
Gering wrestler Paul Ruff is expecting some answers this week. The NSAA
will address their grievances about the Class B 126-pound title match.

Paul Ruff, who is deaf, lost 1-0 to Scottsbluff’s Paul Garcia after Garcia
was given a point on a second caution for the way Ruff was lining up on a
restart.

The family continues pursuing options, Paul’s father, Scott Ruff said, to
be advocates for other students with disabilities to have an even playing
field.

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Maryland boys’ basketball

Yeshivat Makor Chaim @ Maryland School for the Deaf

1     2     3     4   =  Total
YMC  –  13  16   15   19   =   63
MSD  –  18  13     5   22   =   58

Halftime –  MSD led 31-29

MSD ORIOLES
Nathan Sheppeck – 7 points, 3 reboundsRocco Bauer – 7 points, 6 steals, 3
assists
Enow Otto – 32 points, 18 rebounds, 3 steals
Zion Ortiz – 9 points, 1 blockGabriel Asante-Kwakye – 3 points

Team Total FG:  27
Team Total 3FG:  1 (Sheppeck)
Team Total FT:  3-9

YESHIVAT MAKOR CHAIM CYCLONES
Dani Carter – 18 points
Jonathan Rosen – 14 points
Avi Friedman – 6 points
Issac Reitberger – 11 points
Dani Oken – 13 points
Shlomo Abrahamson – 1 point

Team Total FG:  25
Team Total 3FG:  6 (Reitberger 3, Rosen 3)
Team Total FT:  7-13

Record:  0-4   (Season End)

Maryland School for the Deaf @ Frederick Warriors

1     2     3     4   =  Total
MSD  –  13  18   17   11   =   59
FW    –  13   20  19   20    =  72

Halftime –  Warrior led 33-31

MSD ORIOLES
Nathan Sheppeck – 19 points
Elian Zfati – 2 points
Rocco Bauer – 3 points
Ethan Guettler – 3 points
Enow Otto – 15 points
Zion Ortiz – 15 points
Gabriel Asante-Kwakye – 2 points

Team Total FG:  25
Team Total 3FG:  5 (Sheppeck 3, Bauer, Guettler)
Team Total FT:   4-7

FREDERICK WARRIORS
David Humans – 6 points
Mica Kujic – 23 points
Tyler Lindley – 20 points
David Switzerland – 12 points
Caleb Paisarelli – 11 points

Team Total FG:  29
Team Total 3FG:  9 (Kujic 3, Humans 2, Switzer 2, Lindley, Paisarelli)
Team Total FT:  5-11

Record:  0-3

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Oklahoma track

Oklahoma boys track

We went to our first track & field at Maysville, OK.  It was so beautiful
weather with 70 degrees, but bad windy.  We used to have at least 15 guys
in the past, but
now we have 6 guys.  Here are our result:

Discus:  Sophomore Cayden Ducharme: 48.7
Shot up: Sophomore Cayden Ducharme: 30.4
100m Dash: Sophomore Shannon Lewis: 12:72, Freshman RyJan Reininger:
12:88, Junior Pablo Gomez: 13:45
800m Run: Senior Isaiah Holt: 2:27:11 (3rd place)
200m Dash: Sophomore Shannon Lewis: 27:47, Freshman RyJan Reininger:
27:59, Junior Pablo Gomez: 30:42
1600m Run: Senior Isaiah Holt: 5:46:12
1600m Relay: (RyJan, Shannon, Pablo, Isaiah): 4:20:35

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Rochester sports

from a tweet

RochesterSchoolDeaf

#RSDeaf is excited to announce our Wildcat Athletics Reopening Plan for
Spring 2020 including Varsity Volleyball and Varsity Soccer

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Texas wrestling

Summary from TSD wrestling coach –

TSD wrestling is finally back in action! The team attended the Gorman
Invitational tournament in Tyler, Texas. With only a week of practice, the
coaches were definitely proud and impressed with the results. Out of 15
boys that wrestled 12 of them placed in the top 3! Several of them enjoyed
a great result after a few year hiatus from wrestling. Hawins Morgan,
Brandon Brentham, Zefan Nathanson and Joshua Saaty won 1st place.  Elijah
Oliver, Titus Sterling, Jordan Leeper, Zachary Hurt, Marion Walker and
Aalijah Crumpton took 2nd. Zarek Nathanson and Kevin Lopez took third
place. We look forward to a fun season with them!

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random deafsports thoughts

NFL has Black referees.

NFL has two female referees.

NFL has ZERO deaf referees.

We have many, many deaf referees that officiate hearing high school
football games – but there is a hidden discrimination. Many, if not
all of them, have been limited to Back Judges. They just look
for pass interference, illegal blocks downfield, and incomplete passes.

Is that the easiest job a referee could do (without the need to
explain the flags to the “boss” (white capped head referee?)

Years ago a deaf referee wanted to establish a national
organization of deaf football referees. Nothing came out of it.

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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:
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2021/03/04

DeafDigest Sports –- March 4, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts

— Maryland boys’ basketball

— Maryland girls’ basketball

— Riverside sports

— part of Kevin Hall interview

— Gallaudet discounts

— Gallaudet versus one of the world’s best universities

— NCAA profiles a Gallaudet athlete

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Gallaudet athletics

NCAA social media spotlights Gallaudet’s J.C. Smith in Black History Month video

https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/smith-bhm

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

In the 1962-63 basketball team, Gallaudet played against
University of Paris and lost 42-39.

Many years later, University of Paris went through a
series of organizational and structural changes – and
is now Sorbonne University.

The US News’ 2021 Best Global Universities Rankings
has rated Sorbonne as the world’s 43nd best
university. It is akin to Gallaudet playing a game
with one of these Ivy League universities such
as Yale or Harvard or Princeton! This such a
game has never took place.

It was a club team, consisting of past USA collegiate
players that traveled to France to study for higher
degrees. There are no varsity sports in France, just
club teams in different sports.

One of the players was 6’6 tall that controlled the
paint and the boards and was a major factor in
defeating Gallaudet.

Anyway, if one said Gallaudet played against
Sorbonne in the past, it is not an exaggeration.

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Read this story online at
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Maryland boys’ basketball

Maryland SD Boys Basketball Game #2

March 3, 2021

Yeshivat Makor Chaim @ Maryland School for the Deaf

1     2     3     4   =  Total
YMC  –  15    6   17   17   =   55
MSD  –  13   11  16   14   =   54

Halftime –  MSD led 24-21

MSD ORIOLES
Nathan Sheppeck – 10 points, 6 steals, 3 rebounds
Elian Zfati – 4 points
Ethan Guettler – 5 rebounds
Enow Otto – 25 points, 18 rebounds, 1 block
Zion Ortiz – 15 points, 4 rebounds

Team Total FG:  25
Team Total 3FG:  2 (Ortiz 2)
Team Total FT:  2-6

YESHIVAT MAKOR CHAIM CYCLONES
Carter – 16 points
Rojen – 8 points
Shihdel – 4 points
Friedman – 4 points
Reitberger – 16 points
Oken – 4 points
S. Abramson – 3 points

Team Total FG:  22
Team Total 3FG:  6 (Reitberger 4, Rojen 2)
Team Total FT:  3-11

Record:  0-2

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Maryland girls’ basketball

MSD GBB: Game #4 vs Gerstell Academy

March 3, 2021

High School Varsity Girls Basketball Game #4

Maryland School for the Deaf vs. Gerstell Academy

1      2     3     4   =   Total
MSD –    7      2     8     7    =      24
GA    –     9    17   15    6     =    47

MSD

C. Lummer – 13 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 assist, 1 block
C. Salit – 3 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals
H. Weiss – 8 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assists
L. Froehle –  3 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
K. Fuller  – 7 rebounds, 2 steals

Team FG: 8
Team 3-FG: 1 (C. Salit)
Team FT: 5-8

GA

Wargo – 3 points
Saunders – 10 points
Jackson – 13 points
Heinz – 2 points
Martin – 1 point
Smist – 2 points
Redman – 10 points
Polk – 4 points
Urban – 2 points

Team FG: 13
Team 3-FG: 6 (1 Wargo, 2 Saunders, 3 Jackson)
Team FT: 1-2

Record: 1-3

MSD GBB: Game #3 vs Glenelg Country School

March 1, 2021

High School Varsity Girls Basketball Game #3

Maryland School for the Deaf vs. Glenelg Country School

1      2     3     4   =   Total
MSD –    7      8   13    18   =      46
GCS –     8    19   16    13     =    56

MSD

C. Lummer – 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist
C. Salit – 23 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists, 2 blocks
H. Weiss – 11 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist
L. Froehle –  2 rebounds, 1 steal
K. Fuller  – 3 rebounds, 1 charge

Team FG: 12
Team 3-FG: 4 (3 C. Salit, 1 C. Lummer)
Team FT: 10-18

GCS

L. Fortin – 3 points
A. Bender – 16 points
A. Dyer – 9 points
R. Byrne – 2 points
B. Byrne – 9 points
M. Flanagan – 1 point
N. Eastwood – 4 points
C. Haynes – 12 points

Team FG: 18
Team 3-FG: 6 (1 L. Fortin, 2 A. Bender, 1 A. Dyer, 2 C. Haynes)
Team FT: 2-6

Record: 1-2

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Riverside sports

note:
A while ago a newspaper in Riverside county said that CSDR and
Sherman Indian were the only two schools in the county
not to play sports this year.

A clarification is in order.

Riverside said:
We might return to campus some time soon and we might still can
play some games in April or May.  Just a clarification here.

…………………………………….

Pro golf – Kevin Hall

part of an interview

The world of professional golf can be a particularly brutal one, with
Monday qualifiers, big cuts in the field and endless traveling, but Kevin
Hall, who has been chasing his dream of being a professional golfer for 16
years now, is no stranger to adversity.

…………………………………….

random deafsports thoughts

Deaf and Blind NBA basketball player

today, a story ran as follows:

The story of a partially blind and deaf NBA player

It was about Freddie Scolari, who was a pretty good
NBA player during the early fifties. DeafDigest Sports
editor, as a kid, remembers him.  He was deaf in one
ear and blind in one eye.

Reason for bringing this up was because the Sporting
News, around that time, ran a story of Bill Schyman,
a DePaul basketball star.

The headline ran something like this:

Deaf and blind basketball player

Was Schyman deaf? Yes, take off his hearing aid and he
pretty much was deaf – and was part of the Deaf Community
for years and years, plus coaching Gallaudet basketball
during the sixties. And playing Deaf Club basketball.

Was Schyman blind? He had to wear eyeglasses all the time,
but that does not qualify him as blind!

Schyman played professional basketball for a touring team
that played against Harlem Globetrotters. He stayed with
the touring team for two years before moving on to other
pursuits in life.

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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.

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2021/02/27

DeafDigest Sports –- February 27, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts

— remembering a past Gallaudet football opponent, as corrected

— Indiana boys’ basketball

— Maryland boys’ basketball

— Maryland girls’ basketball

— deaf coach with high school wrestling team

— notice from Nebraska Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

— Riverside sports

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— notice from Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

NSAA Meeting Outcome

John Wyvill, Executive Director of NCDHH, had a meeting with the
leadership of NSAA this morning. The violation of the law and the family’s
requests were expressed to NSAA. A due diligence review will be done
with NSAA speaking to those involved. A decision from NSAA will be made
within the next 2 weeks.

note:
see random deaf sports thoughts

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Gallaudet football, as corrected

remembering a past Gallaudet football opponent

Wesley College has played Gallaudet in different
sports, football included.

Wesley College athletics is no more. This college
was bought by Delaware State University.

Delaware State University made a decision, to shut down
Wesley athletics.

Gallaudet has had some interesting football games
against Wesley in the past.

In 1953, Gallaudet defeated Wesley 40-0 to bring the
won/lost record to 2-2. It was to be the last game
of the season – because this scheduled last game
was snowed out – in November!

In 1988, winless Wesley defeated 6-3 Gallaudet
13-0 in the last game of the season. It was to be
coach Bob Westerman’s last football game he
coached at Gallaudet.

In 1989, under new coach Rich Pelletier, 7-3 Gallaudet
lost 40-28 to Wesley. One of the Wesley player was a
NFL prospect, a former University of Maryland defensive
back who was kicked out of college.

In 1990, again under coach Pelletier, Gallaudet lost
17-8 to Wesley.

In 1998, Gallaudet, enroute to a 7-2 conference co-championship
season, defeated Wesley.

Never again, would Gallaudet play against Wesley in football.

correction:

Gallaudet played Wesley one more time; a relatively recent
game that DeafDigest Sports editor overlooked.

comment:
I was on the football team (Fall 2008) and we ended our season against
Wesley College where they’d defeated us 55-7. They had some
outstanding players that year, namely a super talented receiver named
Larry Beavers

……………….

Indiana boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

Centerville senior guard Austin Farlow scored his 1,000th career point in
the team’s 53-25 win over Indiana Deaf Wednesday night, becoming the ninth
Bulldog to reach that mark.

part of another newspaper story

Waldron senior Tyler Bowlby was nearing 1,000 career points after scoring
18 points in a 67-49 win over Indiana School for the Deaf.

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Maryland boys’ basketball

Maryland SD Boys Basketball Game #1

February 26, 2021

Maryland School for the Deaf @ Shalom Christian Academy

1      2     3     4   =  Total
MSD  –  12   11  13     6   =   42
SCA   –  10   17  11   21   =   59

Halftime –  Shalom Christian led 27-23

MSD ORIOLES
Gabriel Asante-Kwakye – 2 points
Rocco Bauer – 4 rebounds
Ethan Guettler – 2 points
Zion Ortiz – 12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block
Enow Otto – 21 points, 12 rebounds
Nathan Sheppeck – 3 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals
Elian Zfati – 2 points, 3 rebounds

Team Total FG:  18
Team Total 3FG:  0
Team Total FT:  6-14

SHALOM CHRISTIAN FLAMES
Connor Roseman – 10 points
Caleb Roseman – 13 points
Sawyer Shank – 5 points
Aidan Jones – 9 points
Josh Dalm – 7 points
Elijah Lehman – 4 points
Blake Emge – 8 points
Nasir McManamay – 3 points

Team Total FG:  22
Team Total 3FG:  9 (Ca. Roseman 3, Co. Roseman 2, Dalm, Jones, McManamay,
Shank)
Team Total FT:  6-6

Record:  0-1

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Maryland girls’ basketball

MSD GBB: Game #2 vs Carroll Christian Schools

February 26, 2021

High School Varsity Girls Basketball Game #2

Maryland School for the Deaf vs. Carroll Christian Schools

1      2     3     4   =   Total
MSD –    18   20   13   14   =      65
CCS –     2    20   10    13     =    45

MSD

C. Lummer – 26 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 assists
C. Salit – 26 points, 10 rebounds, 7 steals, 5 assists, 1 charge
H. Weiss – 10 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assist
L. Froehle –  1 rebound
K. Fuller  – 3 points, 5 rebound, 4 steal, 1 charge

Team FG: 19
Team 3-FG: 5 (4 C. Salit, 1 K. Fuller)
Team FT: 12-22

CCS

E. Wike – 2 points
K. Goldsmith – 4 points
A. Day – 5 points
J. Matthew – 11 points
K. Irwin – 6 points
V. Valencia – 4 points
H. Goldsmith – 10 points
F. Potter – 1 point
J. Matthews – 2 points

Team FG: 14
Team 3-FG: 4 (2 H. Goldsmith, 1 J. Matthew, 1 A. Day)
Team FT: 5-13

Record: 1-1

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Riverside sports

part of newspaper story

Two county schools that will not have any competitions this school year are
California School for the Deaf, Riverside and Sherman Indian. Both are
boarding schools, and students are not on campus at this time.

…………………………………….

deaf coach with high school wrestling team

note:
this is a different wrestling story (from Virginia)
and has nothing to do with the Nebraska wrestling mess.

part of newspaper story:

Louisa HS (Virginia) wrestling coach is Roger Stewart.

It is his first season as head wrestling coach, and
the season is a success because one of his wrestlers
won the state 120-lb wrestling championship.

…………

random deafsports thoughts

Two weeks for a state high school athletic association to decide
on the masked referee not clearly communicating with a deaf
wrestler in the state high school championship match???????

The masked referee penalized the deaf wrestler for not
“obeying” his command. That point given to hearing wrestler
may have possibly cost the deaf wrestler his chance for a
championship.

Why “within” two weeks?

If the state decides on a wrestle-off, are both wrestlers
in shape to wrestle again?

Wrestle-off between rusty, out of shape wrestlers may
lead to injuries.

What if the family of the deaf wrestler files a lawsuit
if there is no apology and/or a wrestle-off?

What if the state decides in favor of the deaf wrestler.
would the family of the hearing wrestler file a lawsuit?

Very ugly mess the state and the masked referee have dug
themselves into!

Would this lead to a compromise, that the deaf wrestler be
elevated to co-championship? No one likes a result that ends
up in a tie!

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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.

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2021/02/25

DeafDigest Sports –-  February 25, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts

— remembering a past Gallaudet football opponent

— first basketball game of season

— Oklahoma boys’ basketball

— punishing a deaf wrestler

— a past Gallaudet basketball coach

……………..

Gallaudet football

remembering a past Gallaudet football opponent

Wesley College has played Gallaudet in different
sports, football included.

Wesley College athletics is no more. This college
was bought by Delaware State University.

Delaware State University made a decision, to shut down
Wesley athletics.

Gallaudet has had some interesting football games
against Wesley in the past.

In 1953, Gallaudet defeated Wesley 40-0 to bring the
won/lost record to 2-2. It was to be the last game
of the season – because this scheduled last game
was snowed out – in November!

In 1988, winless Wesley defeated 6-3 Gallaudet
13-0 in the last game of the season. It was to be
coach Bob Westerman’s last football game he
coached at Gallaudet.

In 1989, under new coach Rich Pelletier, 7-3 Gallaudet
lost 40-28 to Wesley. One of the Wesley player was a
NFL prospect, a former University of Maryland defensive
back who was kicked out of college.

In 1990, again under coach Pelletier, Gallaudet lost
17-8 to Wesley.

Im 1998, Gallaudet, enroute to a 7-2 conference co-championship
season, defeated Wesley.

Never again, would Gallaudet play against Wesley in football.

…………….

a past Gallaudet basketball coach

a headline that says:
Boston College Coaching Candidate Profile: Vermont Head Coach John Becker

A mid level head coach with local ties, Becker is a name that has been
popular with many candidate lists.

note:
Becker began his collegiate basketball coaching career —- at
Gallaudet before he moved on.

It is not an easy decision. Becker is already a coaching legend
at Vermont. At universities on Boston College’s level, coaches
come and go – even though pay is much higher than what he is
earning at Vermont.

Is money everything or it is not everything?

………..

Maryland girls’ basketball

High School Varsity Girls Basketball Game #1

Maryland School for the Deaf vs. Saint Maria Goretti (JV)

1      2     3     4   =   Total
MSD –    15    7   10   12  =      44
SMG –     3    17   11  14  =     45

MSD

C. Lummer – 14 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals, 4 assists
C. Salit – 25 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists
H. Weiss – 3 points, 13 rebounds, 5 steals, 3 assist, 1 block
L. Froehle –  3 rebounds, 1 steal
K. Fuller  – 2 points, 7 rebound, 1 steal, 1 assist, 1 block

Team FG: 15
Team 3-FG: 4 (3 C. Salit, 1 C. Lummer)
Team FT: 2-7

SMG

A. Warren – 5 points
H. Green – 6 points
A. Crowderzy – 5 points
A. Jackson – 2 points
A. Stewart – 12 points
A. Fulton – 15 points

Team FG: 14
Team 3-FG: 5 (1 A. Warren, 2 A. Stewart, 2 A. Fulton)
Team FT: 2-5

Record: 0-1

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Oklahoma boys’ basketball

part of newspaper story

Malik Brown made sure the Springer High School boys basketball team lived
to play another day as he led the Cardinals in scoring on Saturday during
a 50-31 win over Oklahoma School for the Deaf.

another newspaper story

Roff boys continue strong playoff run

… continued their dominant run through their Class B Area Tournament
Friday night, knocking off Oklahoma School of the Deaf 86-18 in the championship
game.

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punishing a deaf wrestler

reprinted from yesterday’s DeafDigest Mid-Week edition

— referee punishes a deaf wrestler

Paul Ruff, who is deaf, was wrestling in the Nebraska State
wrestling tournament championship finals. Just to play
it safe, Ruff’s coaches advised the referee of his deafness.
Did it help? No. Ruff could not understand the gestures
of the referee, who was wearing a mask. While the referee
gestured, Ruff misunderstood, and as a result was given
a penalty point for “not following” instructions.
It was a major factor in the hearing wrestler winning
the state championship. If it is any consolation,
the champion wrestler got a lot of criticism on
the social media for defeating a deaf wrestler
who could not understand these “masked” instructions.
Why didn’t the referee accommodate Ruff’s deafness?
We shall never know!

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random deafsports thoughts

Do read the wrestling story above.

Today’s newspapers have said that the angry family
of the deaf wrestler has demanded an apology
from from the Nebraska State High School Athletic
Association

and

a championship final wrestling rematch between
the hearing wrestler and the deaf wrestler.

is this going to happen?

Normally referees’ decisions are final and cannot
be changed. Yes there are video reviews in
NFL but that’s another matter.

As a kid, DeafDigest Sports editor was at bat in
a hearing baseball game. The pitch from the pitcher
was very high. The catcher had to leap up from his
crouch to catch the wild pitch.

What did the umpire do? Called it a strike.

Yes, DeafDigest editor as a kid was VERY angry
about it. But a Strike 3 is Strike 3 and therefore
a strike out!

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Famer Barry Strassler.

You can now purchase your own copy for $35 apiece and $8 for shipping.

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2021/02/16

DeafDigest Sports –-  February 16, 2021

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—- random deafsports thoughts

— Indiana boys’ basketball

— Kevin Hall, golf

— Gallaudet men’s basketball team was coached by a woman

— a sole cross country runner

— Riverside announcement

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Gallaudet sports

n My Own Words: My experience at the 2021 NCAA Emerging Leaders
Seminar by Hannah Neild

From Feb. 3-5, Gallaudet University’s Hannah Neild had the chance to
participate in the 2021 NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar, a professional
development event that provides leadership, educational and transitional
programming for current graduate assistants and interns from NCAA member
schools, conference offices and affiliate organizations

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

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Gallaudet men’s basketball team was coached by a woman

Long time, now retired, volleyball coach Peg Worthington
served as assistant coach with the men’s team in the
1983-84 season.

The head coach was Michael Rosenbaum and he was unable
to coach the first game of an invitational tournament
against Montreat College because his wife was expecting
birth of a baby. Worthington led Gallaudet to a 84-81
win.

Rosenbaum came back. The win over Montreat was so
exhausting that the team was in no condition to
face Bluefield State in the finals and lost
93-62.

note:
this tale was shared by former player Kevin Smith,
and passed on to DeafDigest Sports editor just
few days ago.

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Indiana boys’ basketball

newspaper scores

Southwestern Shelby 74 Indy School for the Deaf 36

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Riverside sports announcement

School is still closed indefinitely and when/if school announces
reopening, it won’t be till at least 6 weeks from the day the school
announces that campus will be open.

With that said, we apologize but we have to cancel all games in the month
of March (up to March 31st).  We hope that we can return to campus some
time this spring.  Fingers crossed.

Again, this is not what we wanted to hear or know but nothing much ado
about it.

……………

Washington cross country

This school in Washington state had a sole cross
country runner.

Newspaper header said:

Three Rivers Christian wins region’s first 1B cross country …
… Oakville and the Washington School for the Deaf put out one runner
apiece

note:
paywall (pay to read) prevented DeafDigest Sports editor from
reading the full story

…………..

Kevin Hall, golf

prior to entering the Pebble Beach Open on sponsor’s
exception, how has he been doing in the lower levels
of pro golf?

He has three wins in the last four years on the APGA Tour

APGA tour stands for Advocates Professional Golf Association.
This association encourages Black golfers to exceed in
pro golf.

Pro golf is so competitive that golfers are cut after
two rounds even if they finished one or two shots above
par!

…………

random deafsports thoughts

Kevin Hall, who is the world’s best deaf golfer,
competed at the Pebble Beach Golf tournament
on a sponsor’s exception.

How did he get the exception? The Advocates Pro
Golf Association, a golfing organization for top
minority golfers, makes pushes for exceptions for
these golfers at big time golf tournaments.

This is not Hall’s first exception and most likely,
not his last one!

……….

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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

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2021/02/10

DeafDigest Sports –-  February 10, 2021

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

—- random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet track

— Florida girls’ basketball

— Indiana girls’ basketball

— Mississippi basketball

— Oklahoma boys’ basketball

— Bonnie Sloan, NFL’s first deaf player

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barry@deafdigest.com
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Gallaudet track

ROSEMONT, Pa. – While the Gallaudet University men’s and women’s track and
field program are not able to compete during the 2020-21 season due to the
COVID-19 pandemic, the Bison student-athletes have continued to excel in
their academics. The Gallaudet track and field program landed 27
student-athletes on the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Fall
2020 All-Academic Team as announced by the conference office this week.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/mtrack/2020-21/releases/csac-fallacademic

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Florida girls’ basketball

Varsity Girls Basketball: The season is officially ended

What a short, strange season we had this year!

This season should be our year to reveal our dream team. The Lady Dragons
team consisted of four seniors (all four years of high school), four
juniors, one
sophomore, and two eighth graders. Our seniors were Lourdine Jordonne,
center, Ja’Myra Harris, shooting guard, Taria Pellicer, guard, and Keliah
Williams, post. Our
juniors were Olivia Brown, point guard, Cassidy Dainty, center, Elise,
post, and Zaniesha Williams, guard. Our one and only sophomore was Oceana
Brown, guard. We
had two baby Lady Dragons, Kayla Debrow, center, and Ivabella Essex,
guard. We had a new assistant coach, Lindsay Stergio, joining our Lady
Dragons team and head
coach Joy Fraychineaud (fourth year).

We had about 3 and 1/2 weeks before our first game against Bishop Snyder.
On our first day of practice, we realized we had a short practice. In the
past, we usually
have 2 hours to 2 and 1/2 hours, but with COVID-19 precautious, our
practices were only 1 and 1/2 hours.  We shared the gym with our Varsity
boys. We had two or
three days without practice due to Tropical Storm Eta. Our 3 and 1/2 weeks
turned to 2 weeks or less of practices.

The Lady Dragons had our first away game on November 19th. However, we
were not physically and mentally prepared well against Bishop Snyder. We
lost by 36 points.
However, we didn’t let it stop us. We practiced harder. We won our first
game against Crescent City. We had our first home against Halifax Academy.
We had amazing
fans (dorm students, cheerleaders, and staff) at the games. We also had
fabulous fans (parents, families, friends, FSDB Community, and Deaf
Community) cheering
through live-streaming. We won by 29 points. After that game, we were
well- prepared for Interchalen. We felt that we were physically and
mentally ready for them.
Unfortunately, they had to cancel our game due to their insufficient
number of players. We played our fourth game and second home game against
Crescent City. We
beat them by 37 points. We felt so great about that win, but we knew we
must be well-prepared for St. Joseph Academy and the other two games
before the Winter
Break. Out of precaution, we had to cancel three games, and then all the
Athletics games for the remainder of this season. (FYI: St. Joseph Academy
is now 18-0. I
do wonder if we could beat them. We planned to play against them twice. I
believe WE CAN, but we will never know.)

It was so heartbreaking for our Lady Dragons and other teams, but our
girls understood the importance of health and safety. We didn’t have any
competitive season in
January, but our Lady Dragons still showed up working hard in the gym and
weight room. We maintained to ensure that we stayed healthy. We continued
with cloth face
mask usage and social distancing protocols.

Our final record was 3-1. During the competitive season, we always aimed
for winning more games. We hoped for 17-1. We also wanted to play and win
the Clerc Classic
at California School for the Deaf in Fremont and Mason Dixon Girls
Basketball Tournament at Alabama School for the Deaf. They cancelled
hosting the tournaments.
However, we are very much looking forward to next year’s basketball season
and tournaments!

Coaches are very proud of our Lady Dragons for their hard work,
dedication, and positive attitude on and off the court. Coaches are also
grateful for Lady Dragons’
great support from home, school, and dorm. We couldn’t do this without
their families, teachers, dorm staff, and FSDB community .

Lastly, coaches and teammates will miss having our four amazing seniors
(Lourdine Jordonne, Ja’Myra Harris, Taria Pellicer, and Keliah Williams).
They were
four-year basketball players. Their career record is 44-29. You could see
that they had a great career. They won the Mason Dixon Girls BB
championship in 2019, 2nd
place in 2020, and 3rd place in 2018 . They also earned the Sportsmanship
Award in 2018. They finished 6th place at the Clerc Classic in 2020.

Below is our Statistical Leaders:

Full info on FSDB Team Page at www.MaxPreps.com

Team scoring (games, points scored)

4 Games

Total: 153 points

Average: 38.3 points

Team defense (games, points allowed)

4 Games

Total: 87 points

Average: 21.8 Points

Scoring per game:

Olivia Brown (Jr): 3 games, 48  points, 16.0 ppg

Lourdine Jordonne (Sr): 4 games, 35 points, 8.75 ppg

Oceana Brown (So): 4 games, 18 points, 4.5 ppg

Cassidy Dainty (Jr): 4 games, 14 points, 3.5 ppg

Ja’Myra Harris (Sr): 4 games, 11 points, 2.75 ppg

Free Throws Made and Percentage:

Ja’Myra Harris (Sr): 4 games, 3/4, 75%

Keliah Williams (Sr): 3 games, 3/4, 75%

Oceana Brown (So): 4 games, 7/10, 70%

Taria Pellicer (Sr): 4 games, 2/4, 50%

Olivia Brown (Jr): 3 games, 2/4, 50%

3-Point Made and Percentage:

Oceana Brown (So): 4 games, 1/2, 50%

Taria Pellicer (Sr): 4 games, 1/3, 33%

Rebounds per Game:

Lourdine Jordonne (Sr): 4 games, 36 rebounds, 9.0 rpg

Keliah Williams (Sr): 3 games, 16 rebounds, 5.30 rpg

Cassidy Dainty (Jr): 4 games, 21 rebounds, 5.25 rpg

Kayla Deborw (8th), 2 games, 10 rebounds, 5.0 rpg

Taria Pellicer (Sr): 4 games, 13 rebounds, 3.25 rpg

Assists per Game:

Olivia Brown (Jr): 3 games, 7 assists, 2.7 apg

Oceana Brown (So): 4 games, 8 assists, 2 apg

Ja’Myra Harris (So): 17 games, 22 assists, 1.3 apg

Lourdine Jordonne (Sr): 4 games, 5 assists, 1.25 apg

Cassidy Dainty (Jr): 4 games, 4 assists, 1.0 apg

Keliah Williams (Sr): 3 games, 3 assists, 1.0 apg

Kayla Derbow (8th): 2 games, 2 assists, 1.0 apg

Steals per Game:

Olivia Brown (Jr): 3 games, 15 steals, 5.0 spg

Oceana Brown (So): 4 games, 19 steals, 4.75 spg

Lourdine Jordonne (So): 4 games, 11 steals, 2.75 spg

Ivabella Essex (8th): 3 games, 7 steals, 2.3 spg

Taria Pellicer (Sr): 4 games, 6 steals, 1.5 spg

Zaniesha Williams (Jr): 4 games, 4 steals, 1.0 spg

Blocks per game:

Kayla Debrow (8th): 2 games, 3 blk, 1.5 bpg

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Indiana girls’ basketball

Sectional 58 at Bethesda Christian
Games: Tuesday, Indiana Math and Science (4-12) vs. Traders Point
Christian (5-12), 7 p.m., Friday, Indiana Deaf (7-14) vs. Bethesda
Christian (14-6), 6 p.m., Riverside (14-5) vs. Game 1 winner, 7:30 p.m.

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Mississippi School f/t Deaf

Varsity girls
MSD 51
South Jones 56
28.6 in Overtime due (Their School Administrator stopped the game).

Record 4-7  ( 3 Senior players)

MSD boys  “ Both coaches agreed Forfeit”
South Jones

Record 0-13 ( 4 Senior players)

Basketball is Over!!!!!

Varsity girls – All America
Alexis Roberts (SR)
Raegan Hendrix (SR)
Mary Enow (SR)
Korea McCray (JR)

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Oklahoma boys basketball

2-9-21
We hosted Thackerville High School for our homecoming basketball game for
the last game of our basketball season.  It was a good game again.  We had
foul troubles,
but we made it to win with overtime.  We had excellent bench players to
cover with my first five players who had foul troubles.  Here are our
result:

Thackerville (6-10): 56
OSD (4-4): 60
Overtime

Senior Isaiah Holt: 38 pts, 12 rebs, 1 blk, 5 stls
Sophomore Ayden Arbertha: 10 pts, 3 rebs, 1 ast. 1 st;
Freshman RyJan Reninger: 5pts, 7 rebs, 4 asts, 3 stls
Senior Jordan Scism: 3pts, 17 rebs, 1 blk
Junior Pablo Gomez: 2 pts, 3 rebs
Senior KJ Lokeijak: 2 pts, 2 rebs, 8 asts, 1 blk, 4 stls

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Bonnie Sloan, NFL’s first deaf player

https://www.wilsonpost.com/community/appreciating-when-the-crowd-got-loud/article_8c14106e-6755-11eb-9b54-3f04bcbb64b8.html

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random deafsports thoughts

There is often a red flag with a past deaf athlete that
tells DeafDigest Sports editor that he turned down
a NCAA-I athletic scholarship offer in favor of
enrolling at Gallaudet.

And then at Gallaudet, that athlete never joined
the team in his sport!

A fact or an exaggeration on the part of that
past athlete?

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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:
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2021/02/03

DeafDigest Sports –-  February 3, 2021

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

—- random deafsports thoughts

— Deaflympics announcement

— ESDAA announcement

— Mississippi basketball

— Oklahoma girls’ basketball

— Oklahoma boys’ basketball

— dedication to the Father of Maryland football

— Gallaudet top athlete in national seminar

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for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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dedication to the Father of Maryland football

David M. Denton, the past long-time superintendent
of Maryland School for the Deaf, has departed us.

He loved all sports with a passion and would talk
sports during teachers’ break time!

He was the assistant football coach with the
1960 North Carolina School for the Deaf
team that reached the state championship finals
before losing.

He became the new Maryland SD superintendent
in 1967 and one of his top athletic priorities
was to establish football on the campus. In
fact he pushed hard for this sport and found
funding to make this sport possible.

No Denton, no MSD football. This is his heritage
to Maryland sports.

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Gallaudet sports

Gallaudet’s Hannah Neild selected to 2021 NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hannah Neild will represent Gallaudet University next
month at the 2021 NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar from Feb. 3-5. This
professional development event provides leadership, educational and
transitional programming for current graduate assistants and interns from
NCAA member schools, conference offices and affiliate organizations. The
three-day virtual program educates, develops and connects selected
participants and equips attending young professionals with the skills
necessary to accelerate their career progression in college sports.

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

note:

DeafDigest Sports editor will always acknowledge Hannah’s
participation in Gallaudet athletics for two reasons.

She was a rarity, an established NCAA-II basketball player
(Merrimack College, now transitioning into NCAA-I) that
transferred to Gallaudet.  As with all colleges all over
USA, athletic transfers are a way of life – Gallaudet has had
its share of NCAA-I and NCAA-II transfers but they had borderline
NCAA-I/NCAA-II athletic skills. Not Hannah.

Also, she was a top athlete in three sports she played at
Gallaudet – women’s soccer, women’s basketball and softball.
It is rare for athletes, even on the NCAA-III level to play
three varsity sports. Not Hannah.

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ESDAA announcement

the ESDAA organization, have decided to cancel our annual ESDAA Track
Tournament due to many member schools not participating
due to their state/region/district’s regulations related to COVID-19.

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Deaflympics announcement

part of posting as translated to English

The 24th edition of the Summer Deaf Olympics , which would take place
between December 5 and 21 of this year, with the University of Caxias do
Sul as its priority seat, was postponed to occur between May 1 and 15,
2022. The definition occurred in the afternoon this Monday, February 1st,
in a meeting of representatives of the Plural Committee for the
organization of the event

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Mississippi basketball

Varsity girls
MSD 38
Bayou Academy 54

Record: 4-7

MSD 26
Bayou Academy  62

Record 0 – 13

Next Game 2/4 @ South Jones

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Oklahoma girls’ basketball

Oklahoma School for the Deaf high school girls
OSD vs Springer on  2/1/2021
OSD 19 – Springer 42

Points:
Sophomore Ashlei Miller 2 points
Sophomore Kisharra Belarde 6 points
Freshman Shakayla Simmons 5 points
Junior Brook Queen 6 points

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Oklahoma boys basketball

2-2-21
Springer High School had good sizes with even a 6’8′ tall player.  We ran
well with a 10-0 score in the first quarter.  But they changed the plays
which stopped us
so well the rest of the other quarters. Actually, I’m so proud of my boys
who worked so hard to meet their level of toughness and abilities with
Springer High
School.  Here was our result:

Springer (14-5): 66
OSD (3-4): 44

Senior Isaiah Holt: 22 pts, 4 rebs. 1 ast, 4 stls
Freshman RyJan Reninger: 10 pts, 7 rebs, 3 asts. 1 blk
Senior KJ Lokeijak: 6 pts, 4 rebs, 4 asts, 1 blk, 2 stls
Sophomore Ayden Artherbra: 2 pts, 8 rebs, 3 asts, 2 blks, 1 stl
Senior Jordan Scism: 2 pts, 3 rebs, 1 stl
Sophomore Cayden Ducharme: 2 pts, 3 rebs

Next Game: Will host Maud High School this Thursday at 1:30 pm

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random deafsports thoughts

saw this posting re the famous Replacements movie

Before I start talking about Hardball, I want to correct one mistake I
made when discussing The Replacements last week. I had meant to give the
film credit for its positive portrayal of a deaf man who was still really
good at sports. That kind of representation is still incredibly hard to
find even 20 years later, and it was a credit to the movie that they at
least took that one seriously and gave deaf kids someone like themselves
as a hero on the big screen.

note:
The Replacements movie, about the fictional Washington NFL football
team involved in the 1987 players’ strike, featured a fake-deaf
actor as a Gallaudet football player.

The coaches, in the story, said he would have been drafted if not
for his deafness.

It is the first and only time a Gallaudet athlete, either real or
fictional, has been featured in a full length movie.

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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

2021/01/30

DeafDigest Sports –-  January 30, 2021

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for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

—- random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet football

— Gallaudet men’s swimming

— Alabama basketball

— Indiana girls’ basketball

— Mississippi basketball

— Oklahoma boys’ basketball

— Texas sports

— remembering Steve Blehm

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Gallaudet football

GU places eight on ECFC all-academic list along with 14 on the honor roll

WASHINGTON – The Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) announced
it’s 12th annual all-academic honorees Friday and Gallaudet University had
eight recipients.

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

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Gallaudet men’s swimming

GU men’s swimming team earns CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Honors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – For the first time in program history, the
Gallaudet University men’s swimming and diving program was recognized by
the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) with
a Scholar All-America Team Award. The Bison men’s team, 12
student-athletes, posted a team grade point average (GPA) of 3.59 during
the fall semester to earn this honor.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/mswimdive/2020-21/releases/cscaa-fallscholar20

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

remembering Steve Blehm

https://news.prairiepublic.org/post/steve-blehm-basketball-star

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Alabama basketball

ASD’s basketball season has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

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Indiana girls’ basketball

newspaper score

Indpls Shortridge 42, Indiana Deaf 36

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Mississippi School f/t Deaf

Varsity girls
MSD 46
Park place Christian 32

Record: 4-6

MSD 36
Park place Christian 69

Record O- 12

Next Game 2/2 Bayou Academy @ MSD for SENIOR NIGHT

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Oklahoma boys’ basketball

1-27-21
It was a very good and hot game with Life Christian Academy.  We were off
during the first half.  We also got very cold shooting. Our FG average in
the first half
was 22%.  At the halftime, Life Christian 21 OSD 12.  Very low score.  We
had to change the plays for the second half.  Finally we started to catch
up slowly until
the 4th quarter.  Then, we got fired and scored 21 unanswered points and
stopped them so well. Here was our result:

Life Christian (9-5): 45
OSD (3-3) – 48

Senior Isaiah Holt: 27 pts, 13 rebs, 3 asts. 7 stls
Freshman RyJan Reninger: 8 pts, 7 rebs, 3 asts, 4 blks, 1 stl
Sophomore Ayden Arbertha: 6 pts, 4 rebs, 1 ast, 1 blk, 2 stls
Junior Pablo Gomez: 4 pts, 2 rebs, 1 ast, 2 stls
Sophomore Cayden Ducharme: 2 pts, 1 reb
Senior KJ Lokeijak: 1 pt, 8 rebs, 4 asts. 2 stls

Next game: We will host Wynnewood High School next Monday.

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Texas sports

No sports since Jan 5.

We re on stage 5 right now.

Can start sports again if stage moves back down to 4 or less

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random deafsports thoughts

with respect to the Steve Blehm link, the 1970’s era
was an interesting one for Gallaudet basketball.

Blehm, and another high volume scorer Ernie Epps
both played during that era. Yet the team did not
win too many games, and the turnover of head coaches
was high.

University of Maryland showed interest in Epps but he
enrolled at Gallaudet.

Minot State offered Blehm a basketball scholarship; he
accepted but only stayed a semester and quickly
transferred to Gallaudet.

……….

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………

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