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May
26

2018/05/26

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DeafDigest Sports – May 26, 2018

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— Bill Mallory coached a past deaf football player

— Washington track

— minor league deaf hockey player

— deaf collegiate trackster

— Fremont softball

— an ignorant football tweet

Deaf Sports Collections update
— a bizarre collegiate football tale
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/last-deaf-football-hurrah/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

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to look up the list of deaf vs deaf 2018 football schedules,
go to http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/05/24/
and scroll down

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Fremont softball

part of newspaper story

In softball action, meanwhile, the South Fork Cubs advanced to the
Division-VI championship game after a 16-5 win at No. 1 seed California
School for the Deaf in Fremont.

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Washington track

1B STATE MEET

Friday’s finals

Winners, plus locals

Discus — 1, Ian Frost (Mary M. Knight) 169-0.

Triple jump — 1, Andrew Carrington (Puget Sound Adventist) 42-4; 15,
Jose Ramirez (Washington School for Deaf) 33-0.75.

Javelin — 1, Matt Hockett (Oakesdale) 175-8.

Preliminaries

Locals only (top 8 to finals)

100 — 16, Kaleb Moyer (Firm Foundation) 12.44.

200 — 8, Cristian Martinez-White (Washington School for Deaf) 24.06; 13,
Kaleb Moyer (Firm Foundation) 24.55; 17, Ramon Varaja (Washington School
for Deaf) 25.93.

400 — 8, Cristian Martinez-White (Washington School for Deaf) 53.79; 14,
Daniel Kogler (Firm Foundation) 58.77.

4×100 relay — 12, Washington School for Deaf (Cristian Martinez-White,
Osvaldo Cruz, Juan Ramirez, Ramon Varaja) 48.37.

4×400 relay — 12, Washington School for Deaf (Juan Ramirez, Osvaldo
Cruz, Ramon Varaja, Cristian Martinez-White) 3:56.72; 13, Firm Foundation
(Evan Baker, Vlad Polyakov, Josh Mueller, Daniel Kogler) 3:57.22.

Preliminaries

Locals only (top 8 to finals)

100 — 16, Emma McKinney (Washington School for Deaf) 14.06; 17, Ashantay
Truong (Washington School for Deaf) 14.14.

200 — 14, Ashantay Truong (Washington School for Deaf) 29.87.

100 hurdles — 14, Anna Huntsinger (Firm Foundation) 20.79.

4×100 relay — 12, Washington School for Deaf (Ashantay Truong, Jennifer
Tudor, Annie Kvamme, Emma McKinney) 57.37.

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random deafsports thoughts

Years ago, DeafDigest Sports was angry at his friend,
who coached basketball at a deaf school. His strong
team played against a weak deaf school. His team
won by a blow out score. He confronted the coach.

But the coach said:
I ordered my players to ignore defense, and to
allow the opponents to dribble through for lay ups.
But what did they do? They ignored lay up attempts
and tried for these 3-point shots, and missed them all!

DeafDigest Sports editor then shut up!

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Bill Mallory coached an all-time deaf schools athletic great

Bill Mallory, the long time collegiate football coach,
just passed away.

Colorado was one of his head coaching stops. He coached
Colorado between 1974 and 1978.

One of his players at Colorado was deaf – Gary Washington,
who had a dream athletic career at Colorado School for
the Deaf and Blind (8 man football, basketball and
track). Gary was heavily publicized in the media
and was honored during a White House visit.

Gary only played very little, sitting on the bench
much of the time throughout his career. But one
play was big – a newspaper story said:

#1 newspaper story
In 1977 in his last game for CU, he scored on a 72-yard touchdown run in a
23-0 win over Kansas State at Folsom Field. He was carried off the field
on the shoulders of his teammates, and the fans gave him a standing
ovation.

#2 newspaper story
The end of the season was unique for the Buffs as junior
Gary Washington, a deaf running back, rambled 72 yards for
a touchdown with just :13 left in the game as the Buffs
stormed the field in congratulations.

Gary took part in the 1978 spring practices but
chose not to play football again in that fall season.
And so, the long touchdown run was his last hurrah.

Bill Mallory was heavily criticized for not using
Gary more. Yet, one member of the Colorado Deaf
Community said that Gary was burned out by football,
his heart not in it!

Did Mallory recruit Gary? Gary enrolled in 1974 as
a freshman, also the first year Mallory coached at
Colorado. Who recruited Gary – Mallory or the coach
that was fired? If Mallory didn’t recruit Gary
then maybe that is the reason he played very little.
Many new coaches dislike the players they didn’t
recruit.

We shall never know.

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Rileigh Goulette

senior

Plymouth State (MA – NCAA-III)

women’s track

specializes in the mid-distances

last track meet of her career:

Results
PSU Women’s Outdoor Track & Field wraps up New England Championships

     The quartet of junior Jess Conant (Canton, Maine), senior Rileigh
Goulette (St. Albans, Vt.), freshman Mallory Lloyd (Hartland, Vt.) and
junior Nora Robichaud (Hampstead, N.H.) held off Worcester State to finish
in eighth place in record-setting fashion. Their combined time of 4:09.43
was 10.67 seconds faster than the previous mark (4:20.10) set just two
weeks ago at the Sunshine Classic at Tufts University.

during the season:
2nd best time in 800 meters
best time in 1500 meters

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minor league deaf hockey player

MacKenzie Stewart

Kamalazoo Wings (ECHL, affiliated with the Vancouver Canucks of
NHL and Utica Comets of AHL)

defenseman

in the 2017-18 season, he played 56 games for Kamalazoo,
scoring 4 goals and assisted on 8 goals and spent 55 minutes
in the penalty box. He played 2 games for the higher level
Utica Comets, no scoring stats but spent 5 minutes in the
penalty box.

He has been a pro for three seasons 

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ignorant deaf football tweet

from a tweet:
Football huddles originate from deaf college football teams trying to keep
the rival deaf college football team from easedrooping on their signed
plays

Deaf College football teams (plural)?

Gallaudet is the only deaf college football team.

NTID is the only other deaf college (actually under RIT)
and they don’t have a football team.
 

 

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May
24

2018/05/24

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DeafDigest Sports – May 24, 2018

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— tentative list of deaf vs deaf 2018 football games
(updated today)

— random deafsports thoughts

— track updates

— deaf referee in “street” hockey

— deaf umpire in Tennessee high school softball championships

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf pro golfer vs world’s best deaf amateur golfers
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/street-hockey-deaf-referee/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

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Washington track

District IV 1B track meet

newspaper

Team scores, women—1. Naselle 172; 2. North River 84; 3. Wishkah Valley
75; 4. Mary M. Knight 52; 5. Taholah 46; 6. Washington School for the Deaf
39; 7. Firm Foundation Christian 22.

Team scores, men—1. Naselle 140; 2. Mary M. Knight 89; 3. Firm
Foundation Christian 77; 4. North River 64; 5. Washington School for the
Deaf 52; 6. Wishkah Valley 44; Taholah 35.

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2018 football games between deaf schools
(updated today)

Aug 25 Georgia at Louisiana
Aug 30 Oklahoma at Arkansas

Sep  6 Kansas at Wisconsin
Sep  6 Louisiana at Mississippi
Sep  6 Tennessee at South Carolina
Sep  8 Missouri at Arkansas
Sep  8 Oklahoma at Minnesota
Sep 13 South Carolina at Tennessee
Sep 14 Model at Fremont
Sep 15 Minnesota at Kansas
Sep 15 Iowa at Arkansas
Sep 15 New Mexico at Wisconsin
Sep 15 Carolinas at Louisiana
Sep 15 Mississippi at Georgia
Sep 15 Oklahoma at Minnesota
Sep 20 Tennessee at Carolinas (at Morganton)
Sep 20 Louisiana at Oklahoma
Sep 21 Texas at Model
Sep 22 Indiana at Alabama
Sep 22 Kansas at Missouri
Sep 22 Minnesota at Michigan
Sep 22 Wisconsin at Illinois
Sep 22 New Mexico at Iowa
Sep 22 South Carolina at Mississippi
Sep 22 Washington at Phoenix
Sep 27 Kansas at Oklahoma
Sep 28 Maryland at Texas
Sep 29 Phoenix at Colorado
Sep 29 Arkansas at New Mexico
Sep 29 Kansas at Oklahoma
Sep 29 Missouri at Minnesota
Sep 29 Wisconsin at Iowa
Sep 29 Carolinas at Georgia
Sep 29 Tennessee at Missisippi

Oct  4 Michigan at Wisconsin
Oct  5 Alabama at Model
Oct  6 Illinois at Minnesota
Oct  6 South Carolina at Carolinas (at Morganton)
Oct  6 Georgia at Tennessee
Oct  6 Mississippi at Louisiana
Oct  9 Kansas at Illinois
Oct 10 Tennessee at Carolinas (at Morganton)
Oct 13 Wisconsin at Minnesota
Oct 13 Louisiana at Alabama
Oct 13 Illinois at Michigan
Oct 13 Model at Indiana
Oct 13 Oklahoma at Mississippi
Oct 13 Iowa at Missouri
Oct 13 Phoenix at Fremont
Oct 18 Alabama at Arkansas
Oct 18 Missouri at Wisconsin
Oct 20 Mississippi at Maryland
Oct 20 Iowa at Kansas
Oct 20 Carolinas at South Carolina
Oct 27 Arkansas at Kansas
Oct 27 Minnesota at Iowa
Oct 27 Florida at Alabama
Oct 27 Louisiana at Georgia
Oct 27 New Mexico at Oklahoma

Nov 2 Georgia at Carolinas (at Wilson)

note:
this list is not complete; seven more schools
will make the list complete

Please email barry@deafdigest.com if your
schedule is ready so the list will be
updated.  Thank you.

Also if you see corrections that need to be
made, please again email barry@deafdigest.com

Schedules often change; if your schedule has
changed since it was turned in, please re-send
your revised schedule.

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random deafsports thoughts

The mercy rule in high school football is a good
rule. There is no point in adding more points to
a game that has already been decided. Yet -
it bothers DeafDigest Sports that some deaf
schools would travel long distances only to
be blown out in the first quarter. Just
wish there is an equal level playing field
somehow.

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deaf referee in “street” hockey

as edited from long newspaper story

In This Scrappy Street Hockey League, a Deaf Referee Helps Keep the Peace

Joel Cohen, who is deaf, is considered the top referee
in New York’s Mofo Street Hockey League

Players wear sneakers, not roller skates, and even though the surface
was 50 feet shorter than a regulation rink, it was exhausting.

“There’s no gliding in street hockey, you’ve always got to be
moving,” saione of the players.

There’s no body-checking allowed in Mofo Hock. But by the end of
the game, there were 13 penalties.

Cohen uses his whistle o call icing, offsides, and penalties,
and uses hands to signal goals and assists to the scorekeeper.

The players can stick check, take slap shots, and raise the
ball above the crossbar. They play 5-on-5, with three 20-minute
periods and a running clock.

Cohen earns $60.00 per game, and he also referees in other
leagues in the metro area.

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deaf umpire in Tennessee high school softball championships

edited from newspaper story

Deaf umpire can still call ‘em like he sees ‘em

MURFREESBORO — There’s no loud drama to Tim King’s calls. Where some
umpires have a distinct “striiike” call, King relies on the motions.

King, who is officiating his third straight TSSAA state softball
championships, was born deaf. His speech is quiet and can be unclear. He
gestures to coaches and players, motioning for the pitcher to wipe her
hand before taking the ball or to confirm a substitution.

The 68-year-old Davidson County umpire has been doing this for more than
30 years. He has figured out the tricks to communicate with athletes.

Sometimes coaches approach still talking into their hands or cards, like
to avoid lip readers in the opposing dugout. One coach didn’t understand
when King asked her to move her hands, until he reached out and pulled her
arms to her side. She was so embarrassed she just walked back to the
bench.

Sometimes the other umpires will come in to help communicate. He’s worked
so long with some of them that they’re more used to the rhythm of gestures
and lip reading. A couple of times during Wednesday’s Class AAA game
between William Blount and Ooltewah, a second official started toward the
conversation only to be waved off by the player who understood.

Umpires tend to rely on their hearing. They watch the bag and listen for
the ball to hit the glove, or vice versa. King is all visual.

“He sees everything,” said Ken Cato, another umpire. “Tim has such great
vision of the field.”

King has umpired college and high school softball, including ACC and
Pac-10 tournaments. He likes high school for its role in growing the sport
and teaching athletes.

Sam Kerr, state supervisor of softball and tournament director, praised
King. He’d take him at any event and doesn’t know anyone who would turn
him away. King also officiates volleyball and basketball.

King said he’s never had any issues with kids giving him a hard time for
being deaf. Other officials said they’ve seen kids making fun of him, but
rarely in softball, where he is well known.

Players who have seen him regularly know him for being fair and
consistent, which is what every umpire strives for.

 

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May
21

2018/05/21

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DeafDigest Sports – May 21, 2018

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— Idaho track

— random deafsports thoughts

— deaf pro tennis player

— the late Billy Cannon and the deaf

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf hurdler in hearing Olympics
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/arizona-late-deafened-pitcher/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

Also see:
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/pdf/assocadstudentsuccess18.pdf

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Idaho track

newspaper

Hearing-impaired athlete helps ISDB reach state for the first time since 2006

The 2018 high school state track championships have come and gone. And one
local school made its first appearance in more than a decade.

Zack Smith represented the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind in the 400
meter race.

Zack Smith is hoping to break his grandpa’s school record set back in
1952. “My best time is 56, but i’m hoping to get down to 49,” Smith
exclaimed.

Smith finished 15th in the 1A 400 prelims and even though he didn’t
advance to the finals, he tied his personal record, 56.66 seconds, shaving
nearly four seconds off his time in just one month.

“He’s got two more years, so he’ll get better.”

His coaches along with new friends expect Smith to return next year.

Rob Anderson speaking on behalf of Ken Anderson said, “so you’re telling
him to run all year, to lift weights, keeping lift weights.”

“It’s just really exciting,” Smith added.

The last ISDB athlete to compete at state track prior to Smith, Amanda
Hope in 20

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random deafsports thoughts (new feature)

From time to time over the years, DeafDigest Sports
editor has seen skilled deaf mainstreamed athletes
being recruited by NCAA-I coaches (in any sport).

The recruited deaf freshman gets enough playing
time – but after the season, the NCAA-I coach
gets fired – and is replaced by a new coach.

The new coach feels “stuck” with the deaf athlete
he never wanted to recruit.

As a result, the deaf recruit sits on the bench
for much of his NCAA-I career.

Yes, they can transfer. Some do, some don’t.

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the late Billy Cannon and the deaf

Billy Cannon, who played at LSU and is considered to be
one of the greatest collegiate football players ever,
just passed away.

He has two deaf connections.

#1
His older brother Harvey taught at Louisiana School for
the Deaf, which wasn’t too far from the sprawling LSU
campus. He was better known on the campus as “Billy’s brother”
than for what he was – a good teacher, well liked by the
students.

#2
LSU defeated Hardin-Simmons 20-6 in a 1958 game. One of the
Hardin-Simmons players was Sammy Oates, who was deaf and
was recruited out of Texas School for the Deaf.

Cannon had a good pro career – but is much better known
for his collegiate career.

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deaf pro tennis player

newspaper story

TC PLUS MATCH OF THE DAY: DUCKHEE LEE V. DENNIS NOVIKOV, FRENCH OPEN Q

While the majority of our Tennis Channel Plus Match of the Day articles
focus on the match-up, today’s is more about the contestants. One of them,
specifically: Duckhee Lee. The 19-year-old’s low ranking (No. 242) and
nearly non-existent career ATP record (0-1) wouldn’t normally put him in
the spotlight, but for the fact that Lee is deaf.

In spite of his disability, the South Korean has excelled in tennis,
already reaching a level of competition few would have ever expected. He
will continue remain an inspiration to countless individuals no matter how
his professional career turns out

Lee, along with everyone in this week’s French Open qualifying tournament,
will need to win three matches to reach the main draw of the clay-court
Slam. Going on recent history, Lee seems a long shot to do so—he’s lost
his last three matches, all at the ATP Challenger Tour level. But earlier
this year, Lee nearly qualified for a main draw at a major, in Melbourne.
Only a third-round loss to Ruben Bemelmans prevented Lee from making even
more history than he already has.

Standing in Lee’s way at Roland Garros is Dennis Novikov, a 24-year-old
American who, like his opponent, hasn’t played an ATP tour-level match
this season. He also hasn’t played in nearly a month; his last tournament
was in Leon, Mexico in late April. Novikov is 1-1 on clay this season, his
two matches occurring in qualifying at the ATP event in Houston.

Lee, for his part, is just 1-3 on clay this year. Lee and Novikov have
never played each other. But this match-up isn’t about the numbers—or,
in one way, even about the outcome. There may be more compelling contests
on the first day of French Open qualifying, and players you’re more likely
to recognize. But if you watch one match on Monday, this is the one I
suggest.

 

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May
12

2018/05/12

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DeafDigest Sports – May 12, 2018

barry@deafdigest.com; barry.strassler@gmail.com
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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet April athletes of the month

— 2-time Deaflympics trackster to go for third Deaflympics

— collegiate men’s volleyball player

— deaf martial arts fighter

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf players in Canadian Football League (as revised; increased by one more player)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

(latest addition is at bottom of the list – he was a league-leading rusher as running back)

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-asl-or-baseball-asl/

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Gallaudet athletes

Neild and Hahn chosen as April Bison of the Month

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University Athletics Department has announced
the April Bison of the Month recipients -  Freshman Hannah Neild
(Litchfield, N.H.) of the softball team and junior sprinter Gunner Hahn
(Stevens Point, Wis.) of the men’s track and field team were selected
for their exceptional performances for the month of April.

Neild led the Gallaudet softball team during the month of April with a
.492 batting average as she went 30-for-61 at the plate. She was named the
NEAC Player of the Week two times in April. She had seven doubles, three
triples and two home runs. She drove in 17 runs and scored 20 times in 20
games. She tallied a .803 slugging percentage and .544 on base percentage.
Neild also stole five bases and was walked seven times. She helped GU to
win seven times in the month of April.

“I am really proud of Hannah and the season she had. Hannah winning this
award is an accomplishment for everyone on our team,” said Gallaudet
softball coach Justen Burns.”We have a lot of pride and a great work ethic
[as a team]. I’m just so proud of Hannah embracing her role head on and
working really hard this season.”

Hahn dominated the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles throughout April,
winning every 110-meter hurdle event in all four meets. His best record
for the 110-meter hurdles occured the weekend of April 6 and 7 in the
Battleground Relays with a time of 15.47 seconds. He ran a new season best
in the 400-meter hurdles on April 21 in Gallaudet University’s
Invitational with a time of 57.76 seconds.

“All year Gunner has shown extraordinary commitment and dedication towards
perfecting his technique in the hurdles. Gunner has had a very good
outdoor season, and I am happy to see him gain recognition for his
accomplishments,” said Gallaudet men’s and women’s track and field coach
Byron Moore.

2017-18 Gallaudet Bison of the Month
April: Hannah Neild (SB) and Gunner Hahn (MTRACK)
March: Jacklyn Zacarias (SB) and Kyle Gumm (BB)
February: Hannah Neild (WB) and Benjamin Sealts (MSWIM)
January: Emelia Beldon (WB) and Jonathan Tikhonoff (MSWIM)
December: Hannah Neild (WB) and Andy Cruz (MB)
November: Hannah Neild (WB) and Benjamin Sealts (MSWIM)
October: Brittany Mallach (WSOC) and Joell Dixon (FB)
September: Danielle Wheeler (WSOC) and Sean Huber (MSOC)

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GLOBE TROTTING OLYMPIAN TRAINS AT MT. HOOD

newspaper
 
Meet Janna Vander Meulen.

She later attended Rogers High School where she lettered in soccer,
basketball and track and field. After graduating, she moved down to
Monmouth to attend Western Oregon University and continue her track
career. During her time their, she set some astonishing records including
the women’s indoor collegiate record for the 60-meter hurdles: a time of
9.06 at the GNAC Indoor Championships,  held at Nampa, Idaho, in February
2012.

Yet, Janna’s most recognized success came after college.

She believed her track career was done after graduating, but destiny had
different plans for her: In 2012 she became a member of the United States
of America Deaf Track and Field team (USADTF).

Janna participated in the 2013 Deaflympics in Sofia, Bulgaria, where she
earned two silver medals: one in the 100-meter hurdles and the other in
the 4×100-meter relay. She also earned a bronze in the 400-meter hurdles.
And yet, her second-place finish in the 100m hurdles was one she doesn’t
forget, being only .006 seconds away from the leader.

“It was a race I knew I could have won,” she says now.

Coming to Mt. Hood

After experiencing success at the world stage, Janna was hungry for more.
She was determined to be at the 2017 Deaflympics to win the 100m hurdles.

Janna admits to being a bit nervous meeting coach Fantroy, as she knew nothing
of him, and had no idea her first practice with him was more of a tryout
than anything else. That said, she passed the test and began training with
him in August 2015.

Fantroy has coached for over 35 years, in both high school and college, in
a variety of events. From mentoring state champions to state record
holders, he is no stranger to the sport. But this was a new challenge for
him, he said.

“My first thought was, I don’t know no sign language,” he said,
laughing over what his first thought of coaching Janna. “It was a
challenge, but I always tell my athletes, ‘Hey, let’s go ahead and
challenge ourselves, always challenge yourself,’ so it was a new
challenge for me and I said, hey, let’s see what she’s bringing to the
table.”

Switching coaches was new for Janna. She noticed that her old coach and
Fantroy had very different coaching styles. The former stressed experiment
and feedback; the latter, laser-sharp focus on hurdling technique.

“Their ways are completely different. He’s (Fantroy) more like
‘trail, trail, trail, tactical, tactical, tactical,’ while my old
coach was more like ‘run through, give me feedback, and then run though,
run through,’ ” she explained.

“Fernando helps me work one part at a time, so he basically broke me
down and built me back up. So, I really enjoy working with him and I learn
a lot.”

Fantroy discussed how he felt coaching Janna with her strong ambition of
going to the 2017 Deaflympics and winning gold.

“But it was no different because I know how to get an athlete hurdler or
any athlete to that next level. My goal was to get her that gold medal. I
teamed up with her strength coach where she totaled 20 hours (per week) in
between me and her strength coach, which I recommended to her, besides her
40-hour weeks she works at Nike.”

All that hard work and countless hours of training with Fantroy paid off.

In 2017, Janna headed to Samsun, Turkey, for the 2017 Deaflympics and
finally won that gold medal in the 100-meter hurdlers that she so much
dreamed of. She also earned a bronze medal in the 400m hurdles. She
currently holds the deaf American women’s records for the 100m hurdle,
400m hurdle, and 4x100m relay.

The results made her so happy and proud, she said. That feeling of finally
winning a gold medal after all the hard work she put in and beating that
girl who won the 2013 100m hurdle race was awesome, though she was
slightly unsatisfied with her time.

But Janna isn’t done yet. Her eyes are now on the 2021 Deaflympics,
where she is determined to break the Deaf world record for the 100m
hurdles of 14.21 seconds, and rightfully make history at the world stage.
Her current time is 14.29, just .08 seconds away from that time. Her dream
now is to crush that and get under 14;  even a 13.99 would be enough for
her.

Her next international meet will be in Japan, a friendly meet for Deaf
athletes this Memorial Day weekend where she plans to make a statement for
2021 goal.

Meantime, Janna will continue training with Coach Fantroy here at Mt.
Hood’s track, twice a week, which is  how she’s been doing it since
2015. She noted that she loves the environment at Mt. Hood and finds the
track and field athletes here very supportive.

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collegiate men’s volleyball player

Hunter Taylor

senior

men’s volleyall

Eastern Mennonite University (Virginia)

his profile is:

Kills: 7 (2x)
Attempts: 17 vs. Coker (1/16/2016)
Service Aces: 4 vs. Lancaster Bible (1/20/2016)
Assists: 1 vs. Lancaster Bible (1/20/2016)
Digs: 5 vs. Lancaster Bible (1/20/2016)
Block Solos: n/a
Block Assists: 2 vs. Lancaster Bible (1/20/2016)
Total Blocks: 2 vs. Lancaster Bible (1/20/2016)

2016: Hunter played in 9 matches averaging 1.50 kill per set. He
accumulated 24 kills, 10 digs, and 4 total blocks.

2014: Hunter played in 11 matches as a middle, averaging 1.08 kills per
set with a .304 attack percentage.  He also averaged .058 blocks.

this 2018 spring season:

team played 34 matches, but Hunter only played two matches

only played 3 sets

his stats is minimal

either he was injured all season or the coach chose not to use him at all?

he was with USA men’s volleyball team at the past Deaflympics

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deaf martial arts fighter

Tracy Willis

mixed martial arts fighter

Oklahoma

per web site, his overall record is 11 wins, 21 losses

his last posted fight was a loss in April 2017

is he still active or has he retired?

Do not know
 

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10

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DeafDigest Sports – May 10, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— collegiate baseball hitters of the week

— 3 track updates

— Derrick Coleman signs with a new team

— Gallaudet baseball, additional honors

— NCAA-I women’s lacrosse player

— four deaf golf pros

Deaf Sports Collections update
–  national leader in strike outs
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/four-deaf-golfing-pros/

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Gallaudet baseball

BB: Gallaudet lands two on All-NEAC baseball teams

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) released
its 2018 baseball all-conference awards on Wednesday and Gallaudet
University junior infielder Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.) was named to
the all-conference first team while senior outfielder Kyle Gumm (Dallas,
Texas) was named to the second team. This is Upton’s third consecutive
selection to the all-conference team but his first appearance on the first
team after back-to-back years on the second team.

Upton is tied for first in NCAA Division III for sacrifice flies (8), 13th
in triples (6), 26th in triples per game (0.15) and 45th in batting
average (.426). Upton leads the NEAC in games (39), triples (6) and
sacrifice flies (8). He is third in plate appearances (164), hits (58);
fourth in at bats (136), doubles (12), RBI (41) and fifth in stolen bases
(15) and total bases (85). He was named NEAC Baseball Player of the Week
on May 7 after he went 16-for-18 in a weekend NEAC four-game swing. Upton
was honored on Tuesday by D3baseball.com by being named to the National
Team of the Week at second base.

Gumm is ranked 17th in Division III for stolen bases (28) and stolen bases
per game (0.76). Gumm and Upton helped GU to be ranked fourth in the
country for triples (23) and seventh in triples per game (0.59). Gumm
leads the NEAC in stolen bases (28), second in at bats (140), third in
games (37), fourth in plate appearances (163) and sixth in walks (22). He
was named the NEAC Baseball Player of the Week on March 7.

This selection now gives Gallaudet 25 All-NEAC honors since it joined the
conference in 2010-11. Ten of the 25 selections have been on the first
team and 15 on the second team. The Bison baseball program also has three
Player of the Year, two Pitcher of the Year and two Coach of the Year
award winners in their history in the NEAC.

note:
it says that Upton is tied for first in NCAA Division III for
sacrifice flies (8)

this is not a first for Gallaudet player to be a national leader
in a statistical category. Pitcher Lawson Pair led the NCAA-III
pitchers in highest strike outs per game average in the
1976 season. This is the same Lawson Pair that is the head
football coach at Oklahoma School for the Deaf

–  national leader in strike outs
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

 

Collegiate baseball hitters of the week

the Collegiate Baseball Scouting Network
has listed 9 collegiate hitters of the week
from all collegiate levels, including
NCAA-III. Cameron Upton is one of these
elite hitters of the week. Another tremendous
honor for Gallaudet baseball.

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Ohio track

newspaper

LOGAN — Several Logan athletes saw varsity action as the Chieftains and
Lady Chiefs overwhelmingly won an open track and field meet held Monday in
Logan Chieftain Stadium. The Chiefs (190 points) rolled past Federal
Hocking (43), Ohio School for the Deaf (33), Horizon Science Academy (6

note:
don’t know if it is boys or girls’ track at Ohio Deaf

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St Mary’s girls track

Yesterday was our Lady Bisons final tune-up before we set off to Fredrick,
Maryland to test our skills against the rest of the ESDAA in our annual
Track and Field championships.  We competed against one of the hardest
teams as of yet in Cardinal O’Hara.  Although you would not see success on
the points sheet, our achievements could be measured by 5 personal records
that surprisingly came from most of our rookies (Tatyanna Bean, Aleyshka
Rivera-Nieves, & Kearah Kelly) .  If we can somehow get all of our girls
peaking at the right time this weekend, we may have a shot at making some
noise.  Please wish our Lady Bisons good luck.

Date-  May 9th, 2018
Score-  SMSD: 16/ Cardinal O’Hara: 74
Girls Track Results
Long Jump

Kioney Alvira- Juardo 13’6 ź” PR

Triple Jump

Kioney Alvira-Juardo 28’3 ˝”

Shot Put

Cameron Cole 26’11 ˝”/ Elise Watson 18’8 ˝”

Discus

Cameron Cole 63’9″

100M

Kearah Kelly 14.81 PR

1600M

Tatyanna Bean 11:16 PR

400M

Kearah Kelly 1:23

800M

Aleyshka Rivera-Nieves 4:07 PR

200M

Kearah Kelly 33:06 PR

3200M

None

4 X400

4×100

4×200

High Jump

100 HH

300 IH

Personal Records
5

Points
Kioney Alvira-Juardo

1

Cameron Cole

4

Elise Watson

1

Kearah Kelly

0

Tatyanna Bean

3

Aleyshka Rivera-Nieves

3

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St Mary’s boys track

The Bisons hosted the O’Hara Hawks yesterday in their last track meet
before the ESDAA Track and Field Championships.  The weather was perfect
for running and the Bisons managed to “stampede” their way to a win while
closing out their regular season.  Our next meet is the ESDAA Track and
Field Championships on May 11th and 12th in Frederick, Maryland.

Date-  May 9th, 2018
Score-  St. Mary’s…56…O’Hara…44
BoysTrack Results
Long Jump

Isa Habeeb…16′ 2″PR…Nick Barrus…18’3 ˝ “PR (1st Place)

Triple Jump

Habeeb  31’8″ …Barrus 35 1 ˝ ” (1st Place)

Shot Put

Adnan Abdi 20′ 3 ź “…Jonathan Allen…21’9″ Ryan Brzezinski …36′ 11
ž ” (1st Place)

Discus

Abdi…54’1″…Allen 67’2″…Brzezinski  94′ 9″  (1st Place)

100M

Givon Blackwell…13.2…Brzezinski 14.5

1600M

Kassim Kassim 6:41.7…Christian Lawrence …5:34.2(1st Place)

400M

Ethan Antone…1:01.8PR…Blackwell..1:08.4

800M

Lawrence…2:42.4(1st Place) Habeeb …3:03.9….Michael Norris…3:16.0PR

200M

Antone…31.7…Blackwell…36.9…Barrus…25.8PR(1st Place)

3200M

None

4 X400

Antone/Lawrence/Allen/Norris..5:18.1

4×100

Antone/Habeeb/Brzezinski/Kassim ….1:00.8

4×200

None

High Jump

Lawrence…5’2″PR tied…Barrus…5″6″PR(1ST Place)

110 HH

None

300 IH

None

Personal Records
6

Points
Nick Barrus

20

Christian Lawrence

11

Ryan Brzezinski

10

Isa Habeeb

5

Givon Blackwell

4

Ethan Antone

3

Jonathan Allen

2

Kassim Kassim

1

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Derrick Coleman update

Report: Arizona Cardinals to sign deaf fullback Derrick Coleman

part of newspaper story

No one is sure what the Cardinals’ offense will look like under new
coordinator Mike McCoy, but it apparently will include the use of a
fullback occasionally.

The team has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with fullback Derrick
Coleman, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Coleman’s signing is notable because the Cardinals didn’t use a
traditional fullback under former coach Bruce Arians.

Coleman, regarded as a good special teams player, spent last season with
the Falcons. He was with the Seahawks from 2012-15.

note:

DeafDigest Sports mentioned Coleman few days ago, unaware that he was a
free agent, not signed by Atlanta Falcons for this season.  There are
so many comings and goings that it is not always that possible to
keep track of all NFL players and free agents.

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NCAA-I women’s lacrosse player

Katherine Parker

freshman

women’s lacrosse

University of Connecticut

her high school profile is this:

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year varsity player at South Side High … two-year
captain (senior and junior) … Academic All-American … tabbed
All-County junior and senior year … All-Country Honorable Mention as a
sophomore … Junior and senior year led her team to a conference
championship … two-time defensive MVP as a junior and senior … earned
three varsity letters in soccer … team Country and team Long Island
Champs … garnered All-Class honors junior and senior year … junior
year was named defensive MVP … brought her team to the state finals as a
sophomore … part of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society,
Math Honor Society and Art Honor Society … named to the high honor rolls
every semester in school … recipient of the IB diploma.

this freshman season:

her team played 17 games

she only played one game

she produced no stats in her sole game this season

the game she played was a 22-5 win over Butler,
obviously the coach cleared the bench in the dying
minutes

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Four deaf golf pros

a deaf golf web site showed pictures of four deaf
golf pros.  It was only possible to identify two
of them – Kevin Hall and Kaylin Yost.

It was not possible to identify a deaf male golfer
and a deaf female golfer
 

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04

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— softball rookie of the year

— soccer championship finals

— baseball updates

— softball updates

— track updates

— collegiate women’s lacrosse player

— Australian Rules Football

Deaf Sports Collections update
— oral deaf basketball team in national tournament
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/volleyball-action/

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Gallaudet softball

Gallaudet’s Hannah Neild named NEAC Softball Rookie of the Year

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) released
its 2018 softball all-conference awards on Thursday and Gallaudet
University freshman shortstop Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) was named
the 2018 NEAC Softball Rookie of the Year. She was also one of two
freshmen named to the All-NEAC first team.

Neild is second in NCAA Division II for triples (8) and third in triples
per game (0.26). She leads the NEAC in runs (34), hits (45), triples (8)
and total bases (82). Neild ranks second in the league with a .455 batting
average, .509 on-base percentage, .828 slugging percentage and 29 RBIs.
She has also been a threat on the base paths, ranking fifth among NEAC
players with 14 stolen bases. Neild finished her season with 17 multi-hit
games and 12 multi-run games. In the field, Neild has a .925 fielding
percentage and ranks first in the NEAC after turning eight double plays.
In addition to earning NEAC Softball Player of the Week honors twice this
season, she was also an All-NEAC women’s basketball first team honoree
this year

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Indiana softball

part of newspaper story

Elwood hosts the Lady Panther Classic on Saturday, with Indiana Deaf its
first opponent at 11 a.m

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Maryland baseball

MSD baseball won against Rockbridge,
13-12.

Miguel Pavao: 3-4, 3 RBIs

Brody McAfee: 2-4, 3 RBIs

Stefan Anderson: 2-4, 2 RBIs

Stefan Anderson, winning pitcher, 12 Strikeouts.

Msd current record: 9-4-1

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Model baseball

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Boys Varsity Baseball

Baseball

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Result: Loss

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 1

Charles E Smith Jewish Day Sch: 22

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Model softball

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Softball

Softball

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 5:30 PM

Result: Win

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 19

Berman Hebrew Academy: 3

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New Mexico track

part of newspaper story

GOING FOR GOLD: In the small school state championships held today and
Saturday at the University of New Mexico Track and Soccer Complex, local
athletes … 1A boys: Ryan Johnson, Roy, shot put, 40-07.25; Deven
Thompson, New Mexico School for the Deaf, shot put, 47-6; Gabriel Garcia,
Springer, javelin, 158-9.

also another newspaper story

Not to be left out is Thompson, the 6-9 junior at New Mexico School for
the Deaf. The 2017 defending discus champion is the second seed in that
event (137-51/2) and the top seed in the shot put at 47-6. If the seeds
hold to form, Thompson would flip-flop his finishes from last year’s
state meet.

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St Mary’s girls track

The Lady Bisons competed in a 4 team meet yesterday between our rival
Rochester School for the Deaf, Falk, and newcomer the GOW school.  Overall
it was a good showing by our team.  We dominated the field events with
help from Kioney Alvira-Juardo and Cameron Cole who both PR’d. 
Unfortunately we fell behind to the RSD Wildcats in the majority of the
running events and it ended up costing our girls the overall victory. 
Although we struggled to score more points , we saw a lot of hard work and
improvement from many of our athletes including Kearah Kelly and Aleyshka
Rivera-Nieves.  We have one more tune-up meet next week Wednesday before
we compete in the annual ESDAA Track and Field championships in Fredrick,
Maryland next weekend.  If you haven’t seen us compete, we would love your
support next week before we close out our season.

Date-  May 2nd, 2018
Score-  SMSD: 45/ RSD: 57/ Falk: 7/GOW: Did not score
Girls Track Results
Long Jump

Kioney Alvira- Juardo 12’10″ (1st Place)

Triple Jump

Kioney Alvira-Juardo 29’0″ PR (1st Place)

Shot Put

Cameron Cole 26’11 ˝” PR (1st Place)/ Elise Watson 19’5 ž”

Discus

Cameron Cole 65′ 1″ PR

100M

Kearah Kelly 15.37

1600M

Kioney Alvira-Juardo 7:31/ Aleyshka Rivera-Nieves 8:46.2

400M

Kearah Kelly 1:21.9 PR (1st Place)

800M

Emma Foster 4:36

200M

Kearah Kelly 34.8 PR

3200M

None

4 X400

Kelly/Watson/Rivera-Nieves/Foster 7:17

4×100

Kelly/Watson/Foster/Cole 1:11.3

4×200

None

High Jump

Kioney Alvira-Juardo 4’2″(1st Place)

100 HH

Cameron Cole 21.8 (1st Place)

300 IH

None

Personal Records
4

Points
Kioney Alvira-Juardo

18

Cameron Cole

13.75

Elise Watson

1.5

Kearah Kelly

7.5

Emma Foster

2.5

Aleyshka Rivera-Nieves

2.5

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Asia Pacific Deaf Football Championships

in semi finals:

South Korea 4
Iran 3

Japan 6
Thailand 1

finals:
South Korea vs Japan today

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collegiate women’s lacrosse player

Allison Schneider

senior

Adelphi University, NY (NCAA-II)

women’s lacrosse

past three seasons

2017
Appeared in 12 contests off the bench with four total points
Scored a goal in victory over Saint Michael’s (3/18) and registered an
assist in three separate contests 

2016
Appeared in 10 games as a reserve
Picked up a ground ball in wins over SNHU (3/8) and Pace (4/5)

2015
Appeared in four games on the season, scoring one goal and dishing out
three assists Recorded two assists in collegiate debut vs. Philadelphia (3/7) and scored
first goal vs. Franklin Pierce (3/18).

this season

played 13 of her team’s 17 games, starting once

scored one goal; attempted two shots at goal

assisted on four goals

she plays midfield/attack

her team is 16-1 and so, apparently her season will continue
with conference playoffs and NCAA-II national tournament

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Australian Rules Football

Alex Hickey is deaf; he was listed on the roster of
the Geelong Falcons junior team in Australia last year.
He was listed as injured.

No updates on him since then. No idea if he is still
actively playing or has hung up his cleats.

 

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DeafDigest Sports – April 30, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— Gallaudet baseball doubleheader win

— Gallaudet track

— Indiana softball

— several track updates

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Gallaudet basketball miracle
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/one-game-contract/

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Gallaudet baseball

GU sweeps Cazenovia to earn two crucial NEAC victories

WASHINGTON – Two much-needed North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC)
victories was exactly what Gallaudet University baseball needed. The Bison
swept a conference series with Cazenovia College here on an unseasonably
cold afternoon at Hoy Field.

GU won its first game at home in over two months with a 6-1 victory in the
first game as the Bison batted first and served as the away team. This
doubleheader was originally scheduled to be played at Cazenovia but was
moved to the nation’s capital after rain/snow showers deemed the Wildcats’
field unplayable. In the second game, Gallaudet trailed 6-2 going into the
eighth inning but rallied to scored the next five runs to win 7-6 in 10
innings.

Gallaudet (6-28-1, 3-11 NEAC) catapulted up in the NEAC standings to
seventh place after today’s wins moved them in front of Cazenovia (8-19,
2-12 NEAC) and Wells College (12-18, 2-12 NEAC) with a week left in the
regular season. GU is still fighting for a NEAC playoff berth and will
play four conference games next weekend. If GU was able to pick up four
additional NEAC wins it would place the buff and blue in the mix.

GU will have to go up against SUNY Poly (10-15, 4-5 NEAC) and SUNY
Cobleskill (2-23, 1-9 NEAC), a first-year program, on the road in New York
next weekend.

Game 1: Gallaudet 6, Cazenovia 1
Freshman pitcher Ethan Denson (Huffman, Texas) threw his best game of the
season in the first game. Denson (2-7) went the distance and allowed one
unearned run on four hits, three walks and struck out four. Denson earned
his second win of the year, he last won on Opening Day where he threw four
scoreless innings to begin the season.

Game 2: Gallaudet 7, Cazenovia 6 (F/10)
Gallaudet trailed by four runs late into Sunday’s second game of the NEAC
doubleheader against Cazenovia but rallied to score the game’s final five
runs to win 7-6 in 10 innings.

UP NEXT
The Gallaudet baseball team is slated to travel back to New York next
weekend for two conference doubleheaders. GU begins the trip on Saturday,
May 5, against SUNY Poly.

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Gallaudet men’s track

GU men’s team finish fifth at Atlantic Independent Championship, Garner
named Co-Male Athlete of the Meet

BEREA, Ky. – The Gallaudet University men’s track and field team placed
fifth out of seven teams here Saturday on the second and final day of the
the Atlantic Independent Championship hosted by Berea College. Gallaudet
junior Jamal Garner (Jacksonville, Ill.) was named the Atlantic
Independent 2018 Co-Male Athlete of the Meet after he secured 32 team
points for the Bison.

Piedmont University won the championship with 157 points as the Lions were
followed by host Berea College (126), Methodist University (122), Pfeiffer
University (91), Gallaudet (66), Covenant University (30) and Brevard
College (20).

UP NEXT
This concludes the 2018 outdoor track and field season for Gallaudet
University.

note:
Gallaudet is a track-only member of the Atlantic Independent Championship

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Gallaudet women’s track

Shysh leaps into Gallaudet record book as Bison place sixth at Atlantic Independent Championship

BEREA, Ky. – The Gallaudet University women’s track and field team placed
sixth out of seven teams here Saturday on the second and final day of the
the Atlantic Independent Championship hosted by Berea College.

The host Mountaineers won the meet with 184 points in 20 events. Piedmont
College was second with 166 points followed by Methodist University (121).
Pfeiffer University (59), Covenant University (47), Gallaudet (12) and
Brevard College (seven)

Junior Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) broke the school record in the pole
vault as she cleared 1.85 meters to finish second and earn eight of GU’s
12 team points. There was no previous school record in the pole vault. She
was fifth in the high jump as she cleared 1.37 meters on her second to
last jump. Shysh finished 12th out of 17 in the preliminaries of the
100-meter dash as she crossed the finish line in 13.62 seconds but did not
make the cut for the finals.

UP NEXT
This concludes the 2018 outdoor track and field season for Gallaudet
University.

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Alabama track

Sectional Track Meet Results

 Class 1 A Sectional Track Meet
Smiths Station, AL
(4/27-28/18)

RESULTS

*LADY WARRIORS – 3RD PLACE*

*3200 M RUN*
SASHA DAILEY-6TH PLACE
*1600 M RUN*
JAYCEE TUCKER-5TH PLACE
SASHA DAILEY-7TH PLACE
JASMINE CULPEPPER-8TH PLACE
*100 M HURDLES*
ADDISON SMITH-8TH PLACE
*1600 M RUN*
JAYCEE TUCKER-2ND PLACE
SASHA DAILEY-5TH PLACE
ELIZABETH GILLUM-6TH PLACE
*4X100 RELAY*
LADY WARRIORS-3RD PLACE
*400 M DASH*
JASMINE CULPEPPER-8TH PLACE
*800 M RUN*
JAYCEE TUCKER-5TH PLACE
JASMINE CULPEPPER-7TH PLACE
*4X800 RELAY*
LADY WARRIORS-2ND PLACE
*4X400 RELAY*
LADY WARRIORS-6TH PLACE
*DISCUS*
ARIAL SHIELDS-2ND PLACE
BRITTNEY BAILEY-4TH PLACE
MONSERRAT SANCHEX-7TH PLACE
*JAVELIN*
MONSERRAT SANCHEZ-5TH PLACE
*SHOT PUT*
MONSERRAT SANCHEZ-7TH PLACE
ARIAL SHILDS-8TH PLACE

*SILENT WARRIORS – 4th PLACE *

*3200 M RUN*
CADE HENSON-4TH PLACE
ANGEL CISNEROS-5TH PLACE
BEN AUST-8TH PLACE
*1600 M RUN*
CADE HENSON-4TH PLACE
*100 M HURDLES*
MICHAEL PAIGE-4TH PLACE
*4X100 M RELAY*
SILENT WARRIORS-5TH PLACE
*400 M DASH*
MARC WALLACE-5TH PLACE
*800 M RUN*
ANGEL CISNEROS-8TH PLACE
*300 M HURDLES*
MICHAEL PAIGE-3RD PLACE
MARC WALLACE-4TH PLACE
CORY MCKINNIE-5TH PLACE
*4X800 M RELAY*
SILENT WARRIORS-4TH PLACE
*4X400 M RELAY*
SILENT WARRIORS-3RD PLACE
*DISCUS*
ZACHARY BEAVER-2ND PLACE

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Indiana softball

from a tweet

Sycamore Softball 17  Indiana Deaf 6

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Iowa track

 Iowa Track Update

Very busy week with three meets.  We started the week on Monday at Essex
in
a coed meet with schools our size, smaller schools in Class 1A, including
one school from Missouri.  We only took one girl to this meet, yet we had
a
full squad for the boys.  The standings provided by Essex only recognized
the top 6 in each event, as they were scoring 6 places.  Our medalists and
scoring results:

Boys:
Henry Zlando-100 M Dash-11.71-2nd place
Henry Zlando-400 M Dash-1:01.34-5th place
Austin Stage-400 M Hurdles-1:30.56-5th place
Damien Holste-800 M Run-2:45.73-6th place
Damien Holste-3200 M Run-14:49.05-6th place
4X100 M Relay (Nathan Weigel, Damien Holste, Cory Jacobson, and Henry
Zlando)-57.17-3rd place
4X200 M Relay (Nathan Weigel, Ben Brakke, Cory Jacobson, and Henry
Zlando)-2:01.80-5th place

We scored 22 points as a team at this meet.  The final team standings were
not provided by Essex High School.  It’s our best meet so far this year.

Next meet was the coed meet at Griswold on Thursday.  A larger meet,
mostly
1A schools with a couple of 2A schools mixed in.  This meet scored eight
places, with the first six earning medals.  Our girls results were:

Autumn Winter-100 M Dash-14.89-9th place (missed scoring in 8th by just
0.01 second)
Autumn Winter-200 M Dash-31.55-9th place (missed scoring in 8th by just
0.01 second)
MaMa Sharal-100 M Dash-19.98-19th place (season best time for her)
MaMa Sharal-200 M Dash-42.99-18th place

On the boys’ side:

Henry Zlando-100 M Dash-12.13-10th place (missed scoring in 8th place by
just 0.1 second)
Henry Zlando-400 M Dash-58.86-6th place (earned 3 points for the team
total)
Dillon Burdick-100 M Dash-16.99-20th place
Dillon Burdick-200 M Dash-34.47-17th place
Jorge Yepez-Morales-200 M Dash-38.28-18th place
Jorge Yepez-Morales-400 M Hurdles-1:36.61-12th place
Austin Stage-400 M Hurdles-1:28.88-11th place
Damien Holste-800 M Run-3:01.43-13th place
Jacob Taylor-Discus-78′ 0″-15th place
Jacob Taylor-Shot Put-23′ 3.5″-19th place
Nathan Weigel-Shot Put-24′-18th place
4X100 Relay (Nathan Weigel, Ben Brakke, Cory Jacobson, Henry
Zlando)-1:00.10-10th place
4X200 Relay (Weigel, Brakke, Jacobson, Zlando)-2:09.73-10th place
4X400 Relay (Austin Stage, Weigel, Jacobson, Holste)-4:56.76-8th place
(earned 1 point for the team total)

The boys scored 4 points this meet for 10th place.  Like I said, tougher
meet than the one at Essex.

To wrap up the week, we went to Oklahoma School for the Deaf for the GPSD
Meet.  The meet scored six places, seven teams participating.  Our girls’
results:

Autumn Winter-100 M Dash-15.11-2nd place (earned 8 points for the team)
Autumn Winter-200 M Dash-30.76-1st place (earned 10 points for the team)
Autumn Winter-300 Hurdles-DNF (fell over a hurdle and couldn’t get back
up)
MaMa Sharal-100 M Dash-19.83-13th place (season best time for her)
MaMa Sharal-200 M Dash-43.59-13th place

The girls finished 7th with 18 points.

The boys’ results were:
Damien Holste-3200 M Run-13:36.58-3rd place (earning 6 points for the
team)
Damien Holste-1600 M Run-6:26.72-4th place (earning 4 points for the team)
Damien Holste-800 M Run-2:53.41-6th place (earning 1 point for the team)
Henry Zlando-100 M Dash-12.71-3rd place (earning 6 points for the team)
Henry Zlando-400 M Dash-58.19-1st place (earning 10 points for the team)
Dillon Burdick-100 M Dash-16.61-12th place
Dillon Burdick-200 M Dash-34.62-7th place (missed 6th by 0.33 seconds)
Austin Stage-300 Hurdles-1:07.68-8th place
Jorge Yepez-Morales-300 Hurdles-1:08.21-9th place
Jorge Yepez-Morales-200 M Dash-38.66-8th place
Jacob Taylor-Discus-72′ 10″-6th place (earning 1 point for the team)
Jacob Taylor-Shot Put-23′ 3.5″-9th place
Nathan Weigel-Shot Put-25′ 8.5″-7th place
4X200 Relay (Weigel, Brakke, Jacobson, and Zlando)-1:52.84-3rd place
(earning 6 points for the team)
4X100 Relay (Weigel, Brakke, Jacobson, and Zlando)-55.87-4th place
(earning
4 points for the team)
4X400 Relay (Stage, Weigel, Jacobson, and Holste)-4:44.67-5th place
(earning 2 points for the team)

The boys scored 40 points total, ending up in 5th place.

The varsity season is concluded, however we are going to decide in the
next day or two whether to take Henry Zlando to the district meet on May 10th
in the 100 and 400 meter dashes.  His times have been rating him right around
the top 10-15.  We will announce in the next couple of days if he will go
or not.

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Missouri track

Missouri School for the Deaf High school students went to Oklahoma School
for the Deaf for GPSD tournament last Saturday 4/28.  The weather was
PERFECT! Okay, maybe a little hot! The kids continue work hard to improve
their time or distance. MSD Boys earned 44 points and was 5 points away to
earn 3rd place. They got 4th place. The girls earned 39 points and got
fifth place. Every 9 boys and girls who went to the GPSD brought a medal
home! The coaches are so proud of their hard work. Our season has gone
through a lot with wild weather! Snow, COLD, HOT, Windy.. and many more!
The students still worked so hard and did it all!

Boys:

100 Meter
2nd place – SR Dacota Pierson – 12.49
9th place – SO Devyn Davis – 14.95

400 Meter
7th place – SO Devyn Davis – 1:09.10

4×100 Relay – 3rd place – 52:47

4X400 Relay – 4th place – 4:23.65

800 Meters
3rd place – FR Hezeki Smoot – 2:33.41

Shot Put -
3rd place – SO Mikal Meriwether 35-06.00

High Jump -
3rd place – SO Mikal Meriwether – 5-03.0

Long Jump -
4th place – FR Hezeki Smoot – 16-2.75
6th place – SR Dacota Pierson 6-1.00

Girls:
100m Hurdles – 33′
3rd place – FR Sara Farmer – 25.62

100 Meter
7th place – FR Addisyn Tapella – 15.72
12th place – SR Kara Reed – 18.38

400 M Dash
7th place – SR Kara Reed – 1:31.94
9th place – FR Cristin Kohl 1:50.62

200 M Dash
6th place – FR Addisyn Tapella – 34:13
12th place – FR Cristin Kohl – 40.73

1600 M Run
4th place – FR Sara Farmer – 8:39.42

300m Hurdles – 30′
4th place – SR Melissa Davis – 1:10.89

4×100 Relay – 3rd place – 1:11.22

4X200 Relay – 2nd place – 2:27.88

Shot Put -
5th place – FR Cristin Kohl 17-08.50

Discus -
5th place – SR Melissa Davis – 56-5

Long Jump -
3rd place – FR – Sara Farmer – 11-6-00

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more on Teanna Sieben, deaf goalie in lacrosse

part of newspaper story

Local lacrosse star Teanna Sieben joins Rush for regular season finale

A local lacrosse star was part of the Saskatchewan Rush for their regular
season finale last night.

Goaltender Teanna Sieben was signed by the Rush for the team’s regular
season finale last night against the Calgary Roughnecks. Sieben
participated in the morning shoot-around and warm-ups prior to ball drop.
She will also be introduced in the Rush starting lineup.

Sieben said she was excited to be joining the Rush.

Rush players and coaches were thrilled to have Sieben in the crease and
expected her to provide an extra spark heading into the game.

The Rush went on to win the game 11-10, and finish the regular season with
a 14-4 record, the best in the league.

note:
the story did not say if she actually played in the game and only
participated in pre-game warm up sessions. The assumption is that
she was a back up goalie and was not used during the game

DeafDigest Sports, few days ago, ran another story on her.

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FA Cup soccer (Great Britain)

A tradition in Great Britain is the FA Cup soccer tournament.

All soccer teams – pros, amateurs, semi pros are invited to take
part in the open tournament.

Nearly 800 teams take part.

One of the teams is Reading FC Deaf. They lost 2-1 to
Westcliff United (hearing) team and is eliminated.
     
It is not known, however, if a deaf team ever won one of these
earlier round FA Cup games in the past. Most deaf teams
do not take part in the open tournament, knowing they could
be blown out and be humiliated. They stay within their
own deaf leagues.
 

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DeafDigest Sports – April 25, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— Maryland baseball

— Maryland softball

— Gallaudet part of all-star week

— deaf goalie in lacrosse

— teaching sign language

— Coda goalie

— Asian deaf soccer tournament

Deaf Sports Collections update
— first deaf pro in hockey (not Jim Kyte)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-goalie-in-lacrosse/

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Maryland baseball

MSD baseball won against Covenant Life, 22-7.

Rory Lewis: 3-3, 3 RBIs, 4 Runs

Brody McAfee: 3-3, 2 RBIs, 4 Runs

Ethan Sheppeck: 3-3, 2 RBIs, 1 Run

Msd currently record: 7-3-1

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Maryland softball

Record 1 – 10

Concordia Prep 19
MSD 18

F. Seremeth 3 for 5, double, 5 RBIs
B. Luttrell 3 for 3, 2 RBIs
C. Perry 4 for 4, homer, triple, 3 RBIs
E. Beldon 1 for 2, 1 RBI
A. Cohen 2 for 3, 1 RBI

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Gallaudet is part of All-Star Game week citywide events

part of newspaper story, as edited

All-Star Week spreads out across the District

Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game last came to Washington 49 years ago.

The Midsummer Classic returns this season, with Nationals Park hosting the
game on Tuesday, July 17. But these days, the game itself is just one part
of a long, celebratory week of baseball.

Other venues in the city that will host All-Star events include Gallaudet
University.

Sam Atkinson, associate athletic director for communications at Gallaudet,
said the school in Northeast Washington will host youth games in July.
There will be 11 teams from the United States and Puerto Rico, with ages
14 to 16.

“The Commissioner’s Cup Tournament will be onsite from July 11-17.
Most games will take place at the Nationals Youth Academy. A few games
will take place on campus (at Gallaudet) from July 13-15,” according to
Atkinson. The athletes “will be staying on campus at the (Model
Secondary School for the Deaf) dorms.”

Gallaudet is about three miles north of Nationals Park and is the only
university for the deaf in the United States. The Division III school’s
baseball coach is Curtis Pride, 49, a Washington native who grew up in
Silver Spring and played in the big leagues from 1993 to 2006.

Pride made his major league debut in 1993 with the Montreal Expos, who
moved to Washington in time for the 2005 season at Nationals Park.

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deaf goalie in lacrosse

part of web posting

‘Follow your dreams’: Deaf lacrosse goalie has message for young girls

Teanna Sieben is hoping to land a post-secondary scholarship to play
lacrosse south of the border. But as a deaf athlete, she also hopes to
show young girls with disabilities that anything is possible.

Growing up in Estevan, Sask., she never let her disability stop her
from playing every sport possible.

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teaching sign language

part of web posting

Daytonian of the Week: Meet the woman who brings the fun to Dragons games

Dayton Dragons is a Class A minor league baseball team playing in the
Midwest League based in Dayton, Ohio.

Katrina Gibbs is the Director of Entertainment for the Dayton Dragons.

She is not deaf.

In an interview she said:
One of the skills we teach our entertainment team is a few basic sign
language skills, which allows them to interact with the deaf community

note:
how many pro teams (in all sports) do that for deaf fans? Probably
not too many!

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Coda goalie

Manchester City soccer team is one of the most powerful
professional teams in the world.

The goalie – Costel Pantilimon is a Coda

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Asian deaf soccer tournament

a posting

DIFA: In Changwon, Republic of Korea, the 4th Asia Pacific Deaf Football
Championships will take place after a long break, which will be held from
23 April to 7 May 2018.

At the present time, 9 men’s team came to Korea who will challenge the
title of the strongest team in Asia and Oceania. Also, in the
championships for the first time will compete and women’s teams.

MEN’s TEAMS: Korea, Kuwait, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Uzbekistan,
Thailand, Japan and Malaysia.

WOMEN’s TEAMS: Korea, Japan, and Nepal.

 

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— Gallaudet baseball

— Gallaudet softball

— Hoy softball championship final score

— Fremont results

— college deaf basketball player

— pro basketball player couldn’t play at national deaf tournament

Deaf Sports Collections update
— a woman scored goal in Gallaudet men’s soccer game
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/the-new-york-sign/

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Hoy softball championship final score

Texas beat MSSD 22-4 for third consecutive Hoy softball championships

the game ended in 3rd inning because of mercy rule

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Gallaudet softball

GU wraps up New York road trip against NEAC’s top North Division team

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – Gallaudet University softball concluded its New York
weekend trip here Sunday and lost both North Eastern Athletic Conference
(NEAC) games to Keuka College, the top team in the North Division. The
Bison (11-20, 3-11 NEAC) lost 10-2 in five innings in the first game and
11-3 in six innings to the Wolves (11-7, 8-2 NEAC) in the second game.

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Gallaudet baseball

Seniors take center stage on Sunday against Penn College

WASHINGTON – It was a memorable day for Gallaudet University’s four
seniors on the baseball team here Sunday at Hoy Field. The Bison came up
short against Penn College in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC)
doubleheader as they lost 7-6 in extra innings in the first game and fell
12-2 in the second game.

Gallaudet (3-27-1, 0-10 NEAC) led 5-2 and 6-3 before Penn College (15-10,
9-1 NEAC) came back to score four unanswered runs to win the first game in
eight innings.

The day was dedicated to the senior class and their families. Prior to the
start of the game, the players played catch with their parents and family
members in the outfield under the warm sun. The four families and players
were recognized before the start of the game as well by coach Curtis Pride
and the rest of the Bison squad. In the games, all four players
contributed to the Bison, who almost knocked off one of the top teams in
the conference.

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Fremont sports

The Eagles just returned from Hoy Classic in Riverside.  The softball team
finished in 4th place and the baseball team finished in 5th.  At times,
both teams went on an offensive tear but also struggled with inexperience
and control on the mound.  However, their hustle and sportsmanship was
noted all weekend and the future is bright for both teams! 
Congratulations to our two athletes for being selected on the Hoy Classic
All-Tournament Team – Marcela Brentham and Donovan Holmes!

This week will be a lighter week which will be a good rest for our
athletes who has been busy with Culinary Bowl, Spring Break, International
Studies, Academic Bowl, Berg Seeger Classic, and Hoy Classic this month!

Athlete of the Week: ESTHER BISER – Our sophomore all-around player has
been noticed for her passion of the game and getting the team together. 
She also has an important role to produce for the team, batting third in
the order, and playing third base.  Esther had numerous timely RBI’s
during the Hoy Classic.  Additionally, she has had excellent attitude and
is one of the few players with 100% participation this season which is
always difficult during the spring season.

Athlete of the Week: JADEN READER – Our freshmen shortstop/pitcher has
been on an absolute tear this month.  Jaden almost produces every game
with his bat and he had 6 RBI’s during the tournament.  Although Jaden is
a converted pitcher, he’s quickly became our ace and he earned the Hoy win
against MSSD.  Additionally, the team loves his attitude on and off the
field!
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Tuesday April 24
Varsity Softball HOME GAME
vs Valley Christian Dublin, 4:00pm
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Thursday April 26
Varsity Baseball HOME GAME
vs Fremont Christian, 3:30pm
(Rescheduled, 1st Game of Doubleheader)

Varsity Softball HOME GAME
vs Saint Joseph Notre Dame, 4:00pm

Varsity Baseball HOME GAME
vs Fremont Christian, 5:00pm
(Rescheduled, 2nd Game of Doubleheader)

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college deaf basketball player

Rogers Printup

sophomore

men’s basketball

University of California at Davis

his career:
2016-17: Redshirted.

2015-16: Ended with four rebounds vs. UC Riverside (1/21)… Grabbed one
rebound in his first career Big West home game, vs. CSUN (1/14)… Set a
new season high by scoring six points, on a season-high two threes, at UC
Irvine (1/7)… Logged a season-high 22 minutes and finished with five
rebounds, another season/career high vs. Holy Names (1/2)… Tied five
season/career highs at Seattle (12/28): points (3), field goals,
three-point field goals, rebounds and steals (1)… Finished with a steal,
rebound and assist vs. Idaho (12/22)… Recorded his first rebound, assist
and steal as an Aggie vs. Fresno Pacific (11/18)… Scored three points,
on his only field goal attempt of the evening, in his UC Davis debut vs.
North Dakota State (11/13).

this season:
played 25 of his team’s 33 games, starting none

averaged 13.8 minutes on the floor, not among coach’s
first group of subs coming off the bench

averaged 3.8 points per game

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pro basketball player couldn’t play at national deaf tournament

Michael Lizarraga, who plays professionally in Mexico,
signed up to play for one of the deaf teams at the
national deaf basketball tournament that took place
recently.

The old coach told him he can go and play.

The old coach was fired.

A new coach who replaced him told him he cannot
go and play.

As a result, a very diappointed Lizarraga had to stay
back in Mexico and be with his pro team!
 

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— RIT football comment by a former player

— incoming freshman track/cross country runner

— Iowa track

— upcoming NFL draft – one deaf player

— rumors of deaf NCAA-I basketball player transferring

— very tough and very physical deaf Chinese players

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Gallaudet basketball season, one strange thing
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/three-deaf-referees/

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RIT football comment

A former RIT football player, who attended NTID, said:

we only had 70 students in 1968, the first year NTID
opened up. This is the reason for so few deaf players
on the RIT club football team

note:
over the years, RIT seriously considered restarting its
football program and hired a consultant for a football
feasibility study. The RIT president turned down the
football proposal

And about 10 years ago, a group of NTID students wanted
to establish a NTID-only club football team. It never
materialized.

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Iowa track

Iowa Track Update

We had two meets this week.  The first was a Coed meet at Atlantic, Iowa,
hosted by CAM Schools.  This meet consisted mostly of 2A and 1A schools
with a 3A JV team mixed in.  It was windy all evening long, and got really
cold the last couple of hours, wind chills dropped into the 20′s.  Our
girls’ performances were:

100M Dash
Autumn Winter-15.28 for 9th place.  She was only 1/2 second out of 6th
place and scoring, it was that tight.
MaMa Sharal-20.66 for 22nd place

200M Dash
MaMa Sharal-45.18 for 23rd place

400M Hurdles
Autumn Winter-1:26.95 for 8th place.

Boys’ performances were:

100M Dash
Henry Zlando-12.68 for 8th place.  He was just a 1/2 second out of 6th and
scoring.
Ben Brakke-14.07 for 17th place

200M Dash
Cory Jacobson-28.58 for 17th place
Nathan Weigel-30.36 for 20th place

400M Dash
Austin Stage-1:17.97 for 18th place
Jorge Yepez-Morales-1:26.13 for 20th place

800M Run
Damien Holste-2:45.14 for 15th place (his first time running this event)

1600M Run
Damien Holste-6:40.49 for 16th place (his first time running this event)

400M Hurdles
Austin Stage-1:30.77 for 12th place
Jorge Yepez-Morales-1:37.41 for 13th place

4X100M Relay
1:02.94 for 12th place

4X200M Relay
1:57.40 for 7th place

Sprint Medley Relay (100-100-200-400)
1:51.54 for 9th place

Discus
Jacob Taylor-74′ 7″ for 16th place (season best)

Shot Put
Jacob Taylor-23′ 7.5″ for 22nd place

The boys had a meet last night in Hamburg, Iowa, hosted by Sidney High
School.  A smaller meet, all schools are in 1A.  They only scored six
places, but we came away with some points.  The final results only listed
the top 6 in each event.  Our Top 6 performances were:

100M Dash-Henry Zlando-12.34 for 6th place.  The winner set a meet record
of 11.19, that’s how close this event was.

4X400M Relay-5:12.75 for 5th place.

3200 M Relay-Damien Holste-14:17.87 for 5th place

Sprint Medley Relay-1:55.43 for 6th place

The results Sidney sent out after the meet indicates four points for ISD,
putting us in a three way tie for 8th place.  I think the number of points
may be in error, and it should be six points giving us 8th place outright.
Regardless, this is the first points we’ve scored as a team this year.

Our next meets are:  Essex Coed Meet on Monday night (we added this meet
last night), Griswold Coed Meet on Thursday night, and the GPSD Meet on
Saturday at Oklahoma School for the Deaf.  Busy week coming up.

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college deaf athletes

Bailie Brown, a young deaf woman, has accepted a scholarship
to run track and cross country for Indiana University – Purdue
University Fort Wayne this coming fall

It is a NCAA-I program.

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upcoming NFL draft – one deaf player

NFL draft: Projecting Wisconsin state prospects

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» Arthur Hart, P, Charlotte, 6-2, 216, Cedarburg. Was born with
substantial hearing loss. Transferred from Cedarburg to Wisconsin School
for the Deaf to Model Secondary School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in
Washington, D.C., after deciding to pursue football. Averaged 43.1 yards
per punt as a senior. Set Conference USA record with 22 punts of 50 or
more yards in ’17. Projection: Free agent.

note:

many punters, placekickers and long snappers do not get drafted.
Very limited NFL opportunities for them. It has nothing to do
with Hart’s deafness, but of these limited opportunities.
And there is more to punting than these booming 50 yarders.
Coaches like punters that can do directional kicks – kicking
away from great punt returners; kicking the ball but making
sure it stays within 5 yards, in other words, do magic with the
ball.

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rumors of deaf NCAA-I basketball player transferring

part of a long web posting

Kentucky basketball: Quade Green is a fighter; John Calipari is counting
on that

Rumors swirl about whether Green will transfer out of Kentucky’s
increasingly crowded back court

A report is that Green is leaning toward a transfer to La Salle because of
a previous connection to new coach and former Villanova assistant Ashley
Howard.

Green would surely draw interest from bigger-name programs if he decides
to leave Lexington, although La Salle is in his hometown of Philadelphia.
So are Saint Joseph’s, Temple and national champion Villanova. He loves
that city so much he wore custom Philly-themed Nike sneakers during the
NCAA Tournament

Green was born 80-percent deaf.

note:
rest of story is long

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very tough and very physical deaf Chinese players

from a posting

ESCO Sports International, which recently conducted a group of high school
and college basketball players on a five-day trip to Foshan, Guangdong,
China to play against local Chinese teams.

The team played their first game against a team of deaf adults.

“This team was strong and played very physical,” One of the
players said. “O players were very surprised by the physicality of
the Chinese players.”

 

 

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