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Aug
10

2018/08/10

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DeafDigest Sports – August 10, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— August football games

— Gallaudet football tweet

— random deafsports thoughts

— football updates

— soccer scores in Africa

— Ninja finals

— equestrian rider

— first volleyball match of season

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/trying-to-score-a-winning-goal/

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf-owned bowling alley
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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deaf schools football games – August

Aug 17 Riverside hosts Public Safety Academy
Aug 17 Phoenix at NFL YET
Aug 17 Fremont hosts Encina Prep
Aug 17 Indiana hosts Traders Point

Aug 23 Florida hosts Oak Hall

Aug 24 Indiana at Trinity Lutheran
Aug 24 Phoenix hots Hayden
Aug 24 Riverside at Cornerstone Christian
Aug 24 Michigan at Posen
Aug 24 Maryland hosts FCA Bucks
Aug 24 Model at Green Street Academy

Aug 25 Louisiana hosts Georgia
Aug 25 Fremont at North Tahoe

Aug 30 Florida at Halifax Academy
Aug 30 Colorado at Weldon Valley
Aug 30 Riverside hosts San Jacinto Valley
Aug 30 Oklahoma at Arkansas
Aug 30 Wisconsin at Alden-Hebron

Aug 31 Alabama hosts Valley Head
Aug 31 Maryland at Maryland Christian
Aug 31 Texas at DasCHE
Aug 31 Indiana hosts Howe
Aug 31 Fremont at San Juan
Aug 31 Riverside hosts Ray

note:
rest of football-playing schools start their seasons
in September.

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Gallaudet football tweet

@d3ECFC
we are 22 Days away from #d3ecfc kickoff – right Louie Akuffo?
Akuffo notched 72 tackles last season and garnered All-ECFC First Team
honors for @GallaudetBison

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Alabama School for the Deaf Fall Sports

Football – 27 players

Head Coach – Paul Kulick
Assistant Coaches – Walter Ripley, Cedric Tyson, and Marlon White

Volleyball – 23 players

Head Coach – Margie Hutto
Assistant Coach – Kathy Moore

Cheerleader Squad

Head Coach – Brooke Shepherd
Assistant Coach – Tabetha Taylor

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Model football

Marcus Chmaj is the new football head coach.

We started MSSD Football Training camp on August 6th. We are
looking forward to an exciting season, playing 4 Deaf schools
on our schedule!

He coached California School for the Deaf Riverside football
one season.

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Texas volleyball

part of newpaper story

AUSTIN — The Rudder volleyball team won a game and lost two in pool play
Thursday at the Jason Landers Invitational in Austin.

Rudder defeated the Texas School for the Deaf 25-16, 25-7, but lost to
Midlothian 25-16, 25-14, and Conroe 25-19, 20-25, 25-19.

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Texas football

from a tweet

I work across from the Texas School for the Deaf and watching their
football team practice is cool because they use a big bass drum
instead of a whistle

note:
not every deaf football team uses the drum. Gallaudet has
stopped using the drum to set up offensive cadence during
games – because it would prevent the quarterback from calling
audibles! A past Gallaudet quarterback convinced the coach
to forget the drum for that reason and the coach agreed.

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betting helping deaf sports

from a tweet

Online sports betting company Betway Ghana has presented an assortment of
sports kits and equipment to Golden Ahafo Deaf Football Club (DFC) as part
of its Corporate Social Responsibility.

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soccer scores in Africa

Black Wonders suffer first defeat at West Africa Deaf Football tourney«

Ghana’s hearing-impaired national football team, Black Wonders on
Thursday lost 1-2 to Mali in their final Group B game at the ongoing West
Africa Deaf Football tournament in Lome, Togo.

Despite the loss, the Ghanaians have still qualified for the
quarter-finals having earlier beaten Benin 9-0 a in their opening game on
Monday.

The Black Wonders also drew 1-1 with Nigeria on Wednesday, which earned
them a slot in the quarter-finals at the six-nation tourney.

In their opening match, Nana Amoako and Eric Nyame recorded a hat-trick
each before Richard Abaka, Gayheart clayman, Ghansah Joseph scored a goal
each to make it 9-0 for Ghana.

The Ghanaians are looking forward to defending the trophy they won two
years ago when Ghana hosted the sub-regional competition which brings
together eight other West African nations.

Meanwhile, hosts Togo were beaten 3-0 by Mali in the Group A opening game.

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Ninja finals

GLEN ELLYN – As someone who is deaf, Glen Ellyn resident Kyle Schulze
has had to overcome his share of challenges.

The 2008 Glenbard West High School graduate is not afraid of challenges,
as he showed by making it to the national finals round on the television
show “American Ninja Warrior.” The NBC show follows competitors as they
tackle a series of obstacle courses in both city qualifying and city
finals rounds across the country.

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equestrian rider

international show-jumping classes at the Dublin Horse Show at the RDS.

Jamie Barge, Adrienne Sternlicht, Laura Kraut and Lucy Deslauriers will be
defending the title won by another all-female American team last year.
They could prove tough nuts to crack. Barge (32) is quite the phenomenon
as she has made it to the very top of the sport despite a serious hearing
impairment. She had a brilliant run with her grey horse Luebbo at the
World Cup final in Paris in April, where the crowd threw their hands in
the air every time she jumped a clear round.

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random deafsports thoughts

over the years, we have had deaf athletic organizations
run by non-deaf people.

DeafDigest Sports has no problem with non-deaf people operating
the deaf sports organizations.

The problem is when non-deaf people push away deaf people that
wish to get involved or to give input on how to make these
organizations more responsive to the needs of deaf athletes.

On a personal basis, DeafDigest Sports editor, as a young man
many years ago, clashed with these non-deaf people that would
not listen to the deaf and insist that their ideas are the ones that
is best for the deaf!
 

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Aug
06

2018/08/06

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DeafDigest Sports – August 6, 2018

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

— August football games

— Sierra Leone soccer

— West Africa soccer score

— a past Gallaudet basketball player now playing semi pro

— random deafsports thoughts

— DeafDigest Sports congratulates Bob Dramin

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-woman-semipro-player/

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf woman, long time basketball pro
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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deaf schools football games – August

Aug 17 Riverside hosts Public Safety Academy
Aug 17 Phoenix at NFL YET
Aug 17 Fremont hosts Encina Prep
Aug 17 Indiana hosts Traders Point

Aug 23 Florida hosts Oak Hall

Aug 24 Indiana at Trinity Lutheran
Aug 24 Phoenix hots Hayden
Aug 24 Riverside at Cornerstone Christian
Aug 24 Michigan at Posen
Aug 24 Maryland hosts FCA Bucks
Aug 24 Model at Green Street Academy

Aug 25 Louisiana hosts Georgia
Aug 25 Fremont at North Tahoe

Aug 30 Florida at Halifax Academy
Aug 30 Colorado at Weldon Valley
Aug 30 Riverside hosts San Jacinto Valley
Aug 30 Oklahoma at Arkansas
Aug 30 Wisconsin at Alden-Hebron

Aug 31 Alabama hosts Valley Head
Aug 31 Maryland at Maryland Christian
Aug 31 Texas at DasCHE
Aug 31 Indiana hosts Howe
Aug 31 Fremont at San Juan
Aug 31 Riverside hosts Ray

note:
rest of football-playing schools start their seasons
in September.

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Sierra Leone soccer anger

President of the Sierra Leone Deaf Sport Federation (SLDSF), Madam Theresa
Ramatu Sesay has expressed dissatisfaction over the refusal of the
government through the Ministry of Sport, to support the Federation to
participate in the eighth session of the West Africa Deaf Football
Tournament (WADFT) in Lome, Togo this August 2018.

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West Africa Deaf Football (soccer) tournament

Ghana       9
Benin       0

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past Gallaudet women’s basketball player Zamica Gage

from a tweet

Zamica Gage made her first debut as a  Deaf semi pro basketball player,
playing for the Cleveland Blaze. Her final stat is 11 points and 1 assist.

note:
the Blaze web site says:
Established in 2018, Cleveland Blaze is the only professional women’s
basketball team in the State of Ohio. Blaze plays in the WABA which is the
sister  league of the ABA. The Blaze is also the sister team to the
Cleveland Blazers Men’s professional basketball team who plays in the
largest league in the United States which presently has over 140 teams in
the league.

Her jersey number is  zero

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random deafsports thoughts

Zamaica Gage is not the first Gallaudet women to play
basketball either in the pro or in the semi pro ranks.

The honor of being the first one goes to Ronda Jo Miller.
In addition to playing one pre-season game with the
Washington Mystics, she played professionally overseas
for several years and also played on several women’s
barnstorming teams that traveled across USA playing
exhibition games against other women’s teams.

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DeafDigest Sports congratulates Bob Dramin

I felt so overwhelmed and emotional when I won the MDGA Championship after
28 years.

On Thursday, August 2nd morning it was a chilly 57 degrees that I decided
to wear rain pants to keep my legs warm for the entire 18 holes. Those
pants belonged to my dad that were always stored in my golf bag and I had
not worn them for a long time, yet they may have brought me good luck in
winning the MDGA Championship.

Last Wednesday, August 1st I found out that my Wood 3 was cracked badly
after I hit it very good and made a birdie. So the Warshaw men took me to
Golf Galaxy. It was the fastest trade without any negotiation as I bought
it last year. Lucky for me that they still had the same one in stock.
I am proud of Team Illinois (Curtis Blankenburg, Shawn Lockhart, Charles
Peckham, and myself) that won the 2018 State Championship after a five
year drought when the Illinois team last won it in 2013!

Like always it is to good to meet old and new golfers at the MDGA
Tournament. Looking forward for another MDGA Tournament next year in
Indiana.
Bob Dramin

Congratulations to Bob Dramin on winning his first
MDGA tournament!!! This was his 28th tournament. His 5th time to finish in
the Top 5. He had been in quite a few “final groups” on the final round.
He commented to me a few times over the years on how he would always be
watching other people compete for the championship. Well, this time I was
watching him compete for the championship. The front nine, he was calm and
just playing golf, keeping the ball in play. The back nine on the last day
is when the real tournament starts. He made a few mistakes, his
ball-hitting was not as good, and he was not as calm. However, in the end,
on the 18th green, when he realized he needed to make par to win, he made
a great long putt from off the front of the green to maybe six feet. I
would guess he was at least 90 feet from the hole. The pin was back left
and he was front right, pretty much all uphill. Heck of a putt to get it
that close from so far away. Then with maybe 30 people watching, he drains
the six-footer dead center to win. Great stuff!

Darrell Hovinen

 

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Jul
29

2018/07/29

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DeafDigest Sports – July 29, 2018

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

— Gallaudet football tweet

— random deafsports thoughts

— Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field
(football stadium)

— college deaf hockey player

— minor league pitcher off to a rocky start

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf champion in hearing ski jumping
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-quarterback-timel-benton/

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Gallaudet football tweet

ECFC

The #countdowncontinues #34days until kickoff! @GallaudetBison Timel
Benton tossed 10 TD on 905 yards last season. Can’t wait to see what’s in
store for the QB in 2018

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random deafsports thoughts

Thinking about Timel Benton (above tweet), he is not big as
quarterbacks go, but he is probably one of the strongest.

He saved a Gallaudet football victory in the dying seconds
by pushing forward with the ball to continue possession
as time wound down. It takes quite some strength to be able
to push the ball against a charging defensive line, backed
by line backers that want to stop the push.

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Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field
(football stadium) at University of Connecticut

According to the university web site:

Rentschler Field was originally the name of the company airfield
for Pratt & Whitney that formerly occupied the site. The airfield,
which began operations in 1931, was named after Frederick Rentschler,
who founded Pratt & Whitney in 1925 and also founded its parent
company, United Technologies.

note:

for many, many years Pratt & Whitney employed many, many
deaf people. In fact it was just about the largest employer
of the deaf in the Hartford area.  Not any more. Times
have changed.

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college deaf hockey player

Garrett Gintoli

rising sophomore

men’s hockey team

Milwaukee School of Engineering

his profile is this:
High School: Played hockey, soccer, and lacrosse for Notre Dame Fairfield
High School … won bronze medals with Team USA at the Deaflympics.

this season:
he played all 27 of his team’s 27 games

he scored 5 goals

he assisted on 11 goals

and is pretty much a gentleman on the ice, only having spent
just eight minutes in the penalty box!

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minor league pitcher off to a rocky start

Cason Sherrod, Miami Marlins farm team

pitching for the GCL Marlins team in the
Gulf Coast League (lowest minor league
class level)

has pitched 9 games, all in relief

ERA is 6.35

record is 1-2

11.1 innings pitched so far

note:

major league teams are only interested in developing
skills and are not interested in padding the stats.

Just hope he shows improvement in skills as the
season winds up to an end
 

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Jul
22

2018/07/22

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DeafDigest Sports – July 22, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— Debi Skinner update; elite women’s basketball player

— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet football tweet

— Gallaudet baseball

— college deaf basketball player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Gallaudet vs RIT; never in one sport
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/olympic-epee-fencer/

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Gallaudet football tweet
ECFC

The countdown rolls on with @GallaudetBison Jacob Guertler who led the
Bison with 37 points last season

Note:
Guertler was on the men’s soccer team as a freshman goalie;
he then switched to becoming a kicking specialist with
the football team

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elite women’s basketball player

Debi Skinner Australian basketball update

The mother of Debi Skinner emailed DeafDigest Sports an
update on her daughter’s stats.

With the Southern Tigers team in the Australian Premier
Women’s League, she is the team’s leading scorer with
17.6 points per game in 16 games played.

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random deafsports thoughts

The late Jerald Jordan operated the Deafympics with an
iron fist. His fluency with the international sign
language and his charisma made peace with the warring
factions. When he retired and stepped down, the
Deaflympics were never the same (hint, the crooked
Russian president of the Deaflympics body).

Sad to say!

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Gallaudet baseball

Curtis Pride to throw the first pitch

In recognition of the 28th anniversary of the signing of the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Orioles will host Celebrate ADA Day at
Oriole Park on Thursday, July 26, when the Orioles host the Tampa Bay Rays
at 7:05 p.m. ET.

As part of Celebrate ADA Day, the Orioles will host a pregame, on-field
ceremony to recognize members of various groups who have been positively
impacted by the implementation of the ADA, including the Mid-Atlantic ADA
Center, the Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD), Centers for
Independent Living, Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, v-Link,
the Special Olympics, and several chapters of The Arc.

The Orioles will welcome Laura Owens, President of TransCen in Rockville,
Md., to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. TransCen is a nonprofit
organization dedicated to improving education and employment for youth
with disabilities. Additionally, former Major League outfielder Curtis
Pride, who serves as MLB’s Ambassador for Inclusion, will catch Owens’
ceremonial first pitch. Pride, a Maryland native who was born deaf, played
in 421 Major League games across parts of 11 seasons.

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college deaf basketball player

Lauren Godfrey

rising senior

women’s basketball

Grace College (Indiana – NAIA & NCCAA; don’t confuse NCAA with NCCAA;
two completely separate national collegiate athletic associations)

2017-18 season:
played all 36 games but only started once

averaged 15.2 minutes per game; coach basically uses almost all of
the players on the bench

averaged 3.6 points per game

 

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Jul
12

2018/07/12

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DeafDigest Sports – July 12, 2018

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

— attention: for interested football coaches

— random deafsports thoughts

— these Dummy Hoy movies

— deaf soccer tweet

— first deaf major league player

— write up on U-21 basketball player

— deaf school football team vs big university football team

— coach thrown out of the game and out of the Field House

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Gallaudet’s first deaf pro basketball player
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/making-a-tackle-from-the-ground/

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for interested football coaches

Gallaudet University (D-III – Washington, DC):* Gallaudet University
has an opening for a Part-Time Defensive Line Coach. 

This position is strictly Part-Time and includes a stipend for the season.

American Sign Language skills are highly desirable or a willingness to
learn within a reasonable time.

Interested candidates should send an email with a cover letter &
resume to stephon.healey@gallaudet.edu

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U-21 updates

one coach was thrown out of the game and out of the Field House;
it was a game between two rival European teams where action
got too intense

the talk of the tournament revolved around Kazuma Tsuya, the Japanese
player in the U-21 tournament. He also was a member of the hearing
Japanese national U-21 team which played in the 2017 FIBA U19 BASKETBALL
WORLD CUP. Coaches and fans said he certainly was the best player
in this deaf U-21 tournament.

1pm ET / 13:00 – AUS vs. GRE (M – 9th/10th Place)
3pm ET / 15:00 – USA vs. ITA (W – Semifinals)
3pm ET / 15:00 – JPN vs. TUR (W – Semifinals

5pm ET / 17:00 – USA vs. CAN (M – Quarterfinals) 
5pm ET / 17:00 – LTU vs. JPN (M – Quarterfinals)
7pm ET / 19:00 – UKR vs. ESP (M – Quarterfinals)
7pm ET / 19:00 – ISR vs. POL (M – Quarterfinals)

LTU 48:81 JPN (Women)
ITA  59:63 TUR (Women)
GRE 49:92 JPN (Men)
CAN 30:89 ESP (Men)
USA 113:39 LTU (Men)
AUS 34:58 UKR (Men)

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how many Hoy movies so far?

from a Kentucky newspaper

“Never Forgive” will be the first movie filmed locally (Kentucky) with
the commission’s involvement since March, when a few scenes for “The
Silent Natural,” a biopic about early deaf Major League Baseball player
William “Dummy” Hoy, were filmed at the Historic RailPark and Train
Museum.

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deaf soccer tweet

Idaho’s Braden Anderson scoring both goals against Revolution in the
ussoccer National Deaf Team camp for the 2-0 win!

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Ed Dundon

from a web posting

On this Day: Ed Dundon was born

Ed “Dummy” Dundon was the first deaf player to play baseball
professionally. He was born on this day (July 10) in 1859. After attending
the Ohio State School for the Deaf, Dundon went on to play several years
of professional baseball. He had two seasons with the Columbus Buckeyes
before retiring and becoming an umpire. During his hitch with the Buckeyes
in 1883 and 1884, Dundon had a record of 9-20 and a 4.25 ERA.

note:
Columbus Buckeyes, at that time, was a team in the
major leagues.

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Tennessee Deaf football

mentioned briefly in a newspaper story

There have been Vols games against the likes of Williamsburg Institute,
Tennessee School for the Deaf and Camp Benning. As far back as 1923 the
Vols journeyed north to face Army and in 1931 to take on New York
University.

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U-21 USA player

newspaper story

INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATION

The Warrior basketball program has been nationally-relevant for awhile due
to its success on the court but redshirt sophomore Jason Boateng is taking
the Indiana Tech name to an international level.

The 6-foot-8 forward is representing the United States in the 2018 World
Deaf Basketball Championships in Washington, D.C. through Saturday.

“Representing your country in anything that you do is of the highest
regard,” Albert said. “Jason is such a good kid and has such a great
heart. It is definitely a blessing to our program.”

Boateng has helped the United States to a pair of routs over Israel and
Australia and had a double-double in the latter victory.

“He is one of those kids that is a gentle giant,” Albert said. “He
cares about everybody else. You love to see Jason smile. He has an
infectious smile. We are blessed to have him in our family

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random deafsports thoughts

Past Gallaudet football teams played at Garlic Field, located
near the current football field on the campus.

Why Garlic? No one really knows; growing garlic was probably
one of the few agricultural courses Gallaudet offered way
back years ago.

No more Garlic Field. The football field was officially named
Hotchkiss Field in 1924.
 

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Jul
05

2018/07/05

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DeafDigest Sports – July 5, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— Duck-Hee Lee write up

— deaf rugby

— random deafsports thoughts

— college deaf soccer player

— deaf equestrian rider

Deaf Sports Collections update
— all-deaf NCAA-I tennis doubles team
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/wisconsin-deaf-1966-football-players/

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Tennis World USA

Duck-Hee Lee, the deaf player who wants to win a Grand Slam

We learned about Lee Duck-Hee a couple of years ago. The 20-year-old is
234th ranked but he was 130th in April 2017. The South Korean lost to
Attila Balazs in the first round of the 2018 Wimbledon qualifiers but in
an interview to BBC Sport, he assured he has big goals.

‘I’m very proud of myself as being the only deaf professional tennis
player in the world at the moment’, Duck-Hee said. ‘I feel a huge
responsibility that my every step as a tennis player will influence other
deaf people.

I hope my career could give them a hopeful message that they could also
overcome their disability and make their dream come true.’ Duck-Hee is
making a huge effort to make up for his deafness with his other senses,
especially sight.

‘I focus on watching and expecting the opponent’s swing and movement,
which needs a very intensive concentration of my eyes and fast
decision-making for the next move. I try to watch other players’ matches
on websites as much as possible when I have spare time – I need image
training because it gives a better understanding than giving me verbal
coaching.’ He added: ‘Also, I am curious about the feeling of becoming a
champion of Grand Slam.

I strongly believe that a day when I become a champion of a major
tournament is coming if I keep up with training and my skills improve.’

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deaf rugby

England’s tour of South Africa  ended with a consolation 25-10 victory
after losing first two games against them.

SA Deaf Rugby currently enjoys a world ranking of third, behind Wales and
England, and the challenge going forward will be to improve on this
ranking.

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college deaf soccer player

Claire Fitzpatrick

junior

women’s soccer

University of Scranton (NCAA-III)

her profile:
Sophomore Year (2016)

Match-by-Match Statistics
Played in five matches off the bench, helping the Royals post wins in all
five

Freshman Year (2015)

Match-by-Match Statistics
Saw action in six matches, all in a reserve role
Finished with three shots, one on goal
Helped the Royals post wins over Alfred (6-0, Sept. 13), Marywood (7-1,
Sept. 16), Farmingdale State (1-0, Sept. 19) and Penn State-Berks (1-0,
Oct. 21)

this past season:
Match-by-Match Statistics
Appeared in two games, entering as a reserve ain a 0-0 draw with NYU on
September 19 and in a 4-0 win at Drew on October 11

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random deafsports thoughts

Speaking of Claire Fitzpatrick (above), she played six games
as a freshman, five games as a sophomore and just two games
as a junior – sort of a reverse arithmetic progression!

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Equestrian riding

Jamie Barge, female, California

still competing against world’s best riders

her most recent event took place June 23-24, 2018
 

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01

2018/07/01

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DeafDigest Sports – July 1, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— gifted 13-year old swimmer

— bad senior season for deaf NCAA-I golfer

— deaf pitcher in independent league

Deaf Sports Collections update
– list of deaf players in professional baseball
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/pitcher-lincoln-salt-dogs/

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random deafsports thoughts

to be deaf or to be hearing?

Few years ago DeafDigest editor was a guest at a deaf
schools regional basketball tournament.

The host school lost the first round game; the coach
of that host school team was deaf.

The school athletic director knew no ASL even though
he was athletic director for a long time.

He was angry that his host school lost the first round
game and he walked around, complaining (with no ASL) that his
deaf basketball coach should be fired. Hearing people
in the gym heard that negative comment. Deaf people in
the gym, including DeafDigest Sports editor, knew
nothing about it.

A hearing administrator told DeafDigest Sports editor
about it.

Very disappointing, that attitude!

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13-year old deaf swimmer

LIBBY Gotta is excited to be competing in the European Deaf Championships
in Poland next week.

The 13-year-old, from Burford, will be taking on competitors from 20
countries as she makes her debut as a member of Great Britain’s
19-strong team.

Gotta, who is a member of Wantage White Horses, will be competing in eight
events in as many days at the event in Lublin, which starts on Monday.

“Libby’s very excited to be representing Britain,” said her mother
Rebecca. “She has worked very hard to get there.”

This year, she swam in the South East Regional Championships in Crawley,
where she won a bronze medal in the 14 years 400m individual medley and
finished sixth in the 200m race.

Gotta switched a year ago from the City of Oxford club to Wantage, where
she trains 12 hours a week under the guidance of coach Bruce Rennie, a
move that has benefited her.

“At Oxford, Libby was just one of many talented swimmers,” explained
Rebecca.

“She has flourished since moving to a smaller club and her times have
improved significantly and she now beats some of her former clubmates.”

In Poland, Libby will be competing against swimmers much older than
herself, as there are no age group classification in these championships.

“Libby still has a chance to reach the final of her two strongest events
– 400m IM and 200m backstroke – and an outside chance of a medal,”
said her mother.

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bad senior season for deaf NCAA-I golfer

Rylee Reinertson

senior, last season of eligibility

men’s golf

University of Oklahoma

a case of seniorities, in other words a
senior seaon jinx.

Rylee was a promising golfer that improved
by leaps and bounds throughout his first three
seasons. Come senior season he was not the
golfer he was in the past.

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deaf pitcher in independent league

Dmitri Kourtis

pitcher

Lincoln Salt Dogs

independent minor league team (not part of organized ball)

his second season with the team

occassional starter, but mostly as a relief pitcher

so far in 12 games, pitched a total of 27.2 innings

ERA is 4.23 (it was 3.40 last season)
 

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DeafDigest Sports – June 30, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— announcement of new Gallaudet athletic director

— another Cason Sherrod write up

— Wimbledon tennis

— deaf volleyball

— deaf rugby

— Texas deaf football prediction

Deaf Sports Collections update
– surprise basketball addition to Deaflympics
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/new-gallaudet-athletic-director/

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Gallaudet sports

Victor Mansure named Athletic Director at Gallaudet University

WASHINGTON – Victor Mansure has been named athletic director at Gallaudet
University. Mansure will take the reins from Michael Weinstock, who is
retiring after 36 years at Gallaudet and 11 years as athletic director.

Mansure, 35, was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Growing up
with a deaf aunt led him to a lifelong commitment to and passion for the
deaf community. After a career as a professional basketball player, he
coached the Quebec and Canadian deaf men’s national basketball teams from
2009 to 2014, leading the team to four regional and world competitions. He
also served as Secretary-General of the Deaf International Basketball
Federation from 2010 to 2014. Mansure knows five languages: American Sign
Language, English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

Mansure has 18 years of international basketball experience as a player,
coach, and manager in Brazil, Canada, the United States, and Puerto Rico.
He played basketball with the under-16 Brazilian national team, and in the
National League of Brazil, with four different clubs in six years. He also
played for one season at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He
was development coordinator for the Toronto Raptors of the National
Basketball Association from 2011 to 2013. Since 2015, he has been
Executive Director Assistant for FIBA Americas, the International
Basketball Federation, based in Miami, Florida. He served as basketball
coordinator for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, held in Rio de Janeiro in
2016.

Mansure earned a bachelor’s degree in physical and health education from
McGill University in 2010. He also holds certifications in sports
administration fundamentals from the International Olympic Committee
(2014), sports administration from Sports Management Worldwide (2017), and
sports industry essentials from Columbia University (2018). He is
currently studying for his master’s degree in business administration at
the University of the People.

In announcing Mansure’s appointment, A. Dwight Benedict, Dean of Student
Affairs, said, “We are delighted to welcome Victor Mansure as our new
athletic director. He has shown a principled commitment to the deaf
community, and brings substantial global experience to his new role. He
has large shoes to fill, but with the support of our community, he will
lead us well. I want to thank the search committee, chaired by Dr.
Caroline Solomon of the Department of Science, Technology and Mathematics.
Many members of the university community attended the candidate
presentations in April and provided thoughtful feedback. I thank them as
well.”

Mansure, in accepting his new role, said, “I am honored to join
Gallaudet’s outstanding athletics program. I want to thank the search
committee and the Bison community for their trust in me. With my
background in deaf sports and international competition, I look forward to
keeping our community proud, and engaging our students, faculty, staff and
alumni through our existing programs and new projects. We want to work
together and support each other, as a team.

“The intercollegiate and intramural programs play a major role in the
education of our students, helping them grow and learn while developing
their physical, social, emotional and intellectual skills. We will compete
passionately and have lots of fun. One of our priorities will be to
provide equal opportunities and inclusion. Our doors are always open for
those who want to participate and experience Bison athletics.”

As athletic director, Mansure will lead the university’s NCAA Division III
intercollegiate athletics program, which consists of seven men’s and seven
women’s varsity sports teams, fall and winter sports cheer teams, and a
thriving intramural program. He will supervise four associate and
assistant athletic directors, 11 full-time coaches and 33 part-time
coaches and graduate assistants, five strength and conditioning staff and
interns, four athletic training staff, and a large number of student
employees and interns. Mansure also will oversee the university’s athletic
facilities, including the field house and the baseball, softball,
football, soccer, and track and field venues.

Gallaudet plays football in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference
(ECFC), and all other sports in the North Eastern Athletic Conference
(NEAC).

Mansure will begin his duties as athletic director on August 6, and will
be formally introduced to the university community after school resumes in
late August.

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today write up in newspaper on Cason Sherrod

Miami Marlins Prospects: Spotlight on Seventh Round Pick Cason Sherrod

Through his first three Longhorn seasons, Cason Sherrod put up a 5-1
record in 49 relief appearances. He had a 3.34 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 64
2/3 innings, with a 1.314 WHIP.

His efforts paid off in the 2017 draft, when the Kansas City Royals
selected him in the 13th round. Chosen 390th overall, the 6’4″, 204
lb. native of Dallas, Texas had a choice to make.

Unfinished business. Senior season.

Sherrod gave up some bargaining power in the process of returning to
college for his senior season.

Betting on himself only increased Cason’s draft stock. In 25 relief
appearances in 2018, Sherrod was 5-2 with a 3.98 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and 40
whiffs in 40 2/3 innings. The Miami Marlins selected him in the seventh
round, 207th overall off the draft board.

Sherrod signed for the Miami Marlins at well below his slot value of
$210,200, for just $20,000. As a pitcher, he’s been touching 96MPH since
he was a senior in high school. Sherrod is hearing impaired, but it’s
been addressed according to baseballamerica.com:

In addition to his fastball, which now gets up to 97 MPH, Sherrod boasts a
well-developed slider that’s been described as “nasty.” His
curveball is largely considered unfinished, so he reported to the GCL
Marlins after signing, on June 18th.

Sherrod made his professional debut for GCL one day later, allowing an
unearned run on a hit and a walk over two innings. His next outing
wasn’t as clean. In 2/3 of an inning, he gave up four hits, hit two
batters and walked one. He also struck out two, but all seven baserunners
eventually crossed the plate, blowing up his ERA above 20.

The ERA will come down, in fact it already has. In a 1 2/3 inning
appearance yesterday morning (June 28th), Sherrod whiffed two and didn’t
allow a baserunner.

Sherrod projects as a mid-inning reliever at the major league level, with
a possible shot at setup man. With normal career progression, he may make
an appearance in Miami around 2022.

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random deafsports thoughts

the headline screamed:

Mexico shocks U.S. in FIBA World Cup qualifying

it was hearing basketball

USA suffered two embarrassments in Deaflympics
basketball. Long story in 1953 Deaflympics, but
basketball was announced, at the last minute,
as a new Deaflympics sport, catching the
shorthanded Americans off guard. Americans
only had 4 players for the first game, and had
to borrow a tourist to become the 5th player.
Needless to say, the Americans lost.

Second embarrassment was losing 88-85 to
Venezuela in the 2013 Deaflympics championship
game after leading 84-79 with just 28
seconds left.

http://deafdigest.com/surprise-deaflympics-basketball/

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Wimbledon tennis

Deaf Player Aiming to Play against Federer, Nadal at Wimbledon

 South Korean player Lee Duck-hee, who is deaf and is hoping to qualify
for the main draw at next week’s Wimbledo
n.
“I’m very proud of myself as being the only deaf professional tennis
player in the world at the moment,” the 20-year-old told BBC Sport.

“I feel huge responsibility that my every step as a tennis player will
influence other deaf people. I hope my career could give them a hopeful
message that they could also overcome their disability and make their
dream come true.”

Lee, who observes the way opponents swing for the ball as a way of reading
the game and whose matches have been thrown off course because he has been
confused by officials’ hand signals, reached a career-high ranking of
130 in April 2017.

Now ranked 233, he has come agonisingly close to Grand Slam main draws,
reaching the final round of qualifying at the French Open last month where
he had two match points before losing in a third set tie-break.

This week he takes part in the Wimbledon qualifying event at Roehampton,
where he will need to win three matches to reach the tournament at the All
England Club.

Lee, at the 2014 US Open junior event, made his debut on the professional
ITF Futures Tour at the age of 14

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deaf volleyball

The Under-18 USA Deaf Volleyball team might have had the least amount of
preparation of any team in the competition. The players assembled in
Arizona on Monday to hold their first practice as a unit.

Girls from across the country had come together just three days before the
opening match for daily practices to build chemistry. This is the biggest
competition that the team will play in all year, but the experience
they’ll receive from being coached by members of the U.S. team can be
invaluable.

The Under-18 USA Deaf Volleyball team might have had the least amount of
preparation of any team in the competition. The players assembled in
Arizona on Monday to hold their first practice as a unit.

Girls from across the country had come together just three days before the
opening match for daily practices to build chemistry. This is the biggest
competition that the team will play in all year, but the experience
they’ll receive from being coached by members of the U.S. team can be
invaluable.

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deaf rugby

Argentina Deaf Rugby is coming to New Zealand to play
three games against New Zealand Deaf team next year
25th May – 1st June, 2019

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Texas football

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football TAPPS DIII-3 Predictions
1. Boerne Geneva School
2. Waco Reicher
3. Austin Texas School for the Deaf
4. Schertz John Paul II
5. San Marcos Baptist Academy
 

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DeafDigest Sports – June 28, 2018

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— football schedule complete

— deaf swimming story

— deaf women soccer in China

— deaf cricket story

— superintendent interpreting football game on TV

— Soccer ball manufacturer

— Hope Solo comment about Deaf Soccer

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf umpire mystery
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/1900-baseball-champions/

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2018 football schedule – completed

DeafDigest Sports editor now has schedules of all
deaf schools football teams.

The link is:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/06/11/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

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deaf swimming

Learning to swim after watching Michael Phelps on TV

part of newspaper story

Swimming: Good luck to Kieron as he represents GB in Deaf European Champs

AFTER watching the torch procession makes it way through Grays, and
following the 2012 Olympics on the TV, Kieron asked his mum if he could
try out at Thurrock swimming club.

On arrival at Blackshots pool Kieron was asked to swim all four strokes,
with no previous swim coaching his Mum explained to the Thurrcok Swimming
Club coach that he had never swum butterfly.

Not letting this deter him Kieron explained that he had been watching the
Olympics and he knew what to do as he had watched Michael Phelps!

This week see’s Kieron travel to Poland to take part in the Deaf
European Swimming championships for Great Britain.

For Kieron this is the culmination of years of training with many early
morning training sessions, competitions all over the UK and many GB deaf
swimming records to his name.

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Hearing Impaired Girls Form Football Team in S China

short newspaper story

Football has changed the life of many life hearing-impaired girls in
Zhanjiang, south China’s Guangdong Province, and helped them realize their
dreams, according to a recent newspaper profile.

In 2013, Zhanjiang formed a special women’s team to prepare for the 7th
Provincial Paralympic Games, consisting of students from a special
education school in the city, After two years of arduous training, the
team finally took gold at the event in 2015.

Since then, they have successively participated in a series of domestic
and foreign competitions.

In 2017, the Chinese national hearing-impaired football team was
established by the former Zhanjiang players and it went on to participate
in the 23rd Deaflympics in Turkey.

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Deaf cricket

part of newspaper story

Deaf cricketer Matthew sets sights on World Cup glory

Talented sportsman Matthew Bailey could soon be playing in the World Cup
– as a member of the England Deaf Cricket Team.

The 18-year-old, who has coped with severe hearing loss since he was
three, is making a name for himself as a fast bowler.

“I’ve been playing cricket since I was seven and joined the England
team two or three years ago. I’m quite unique as I’m the only
left-handed bowler.”

He is waiting to find out if he’s made the squad f the deaf
cricketers’ World Cup, which takes place in India later this year.

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random deafsports thoughts

after reading this story:

Oregon State was down to its final out – its final strike, even –
the ninth inning of Game 2 of the College World Series, trailing 3-2 in
the game and having already dropped Game 1.

When Cadyn Grenier earlier sent a pop-up into foul territory on a 1-1
count, it appeared that Arkansas would be celebrating its first national
title just seconds later.

But neither the first baseman, second baseman nor right fielder for the
Razorbacks was able to make the play.

Grenier ripped a single to left off Matt Cronin three pitches later that
scored Zak Taylor and tied Game 2 of the College World Series 3-3

DeafDigest Sports editor had a flashback:

As a young man, he was a member of a deaf softball team that was playing
in a league game against a hearing team.

Two out; man on second base and third base in the final inning. Hearing
team was leading by one run. It was at the bottom of the inning. If third
out, game is over and the deaf team loses the game.

The batter, Jim Macfadden, normally a solid hitter, hit a short weak pop
fly that went between the leftfielder and the centerfielder. The pop fly
was catchable by either of them. Much to the disbelief of the deaf team,
the pop fly landed between both outfielders. The deaf team bench screamed
and told the runners to run all the way home. They did – the deaf team
won; the shocked hearing team lost.

How did it happen? Possibly the hearing outfielders did not communicate
that well between each other, allowing the ball to drop between them!

Jim Macfadden said that even though he made the game winning hit, he was not
proud of it, as it was a pop fly fluke single.

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superintendent interpreting football game on TV

part of newspaper story

Ward grew up in south Knoxville, where his father, Herschel Ward, was
superintendent of Tennessee School for the Deaf. Ward’s mother, Sarah, was
a teacher at the school. In a documentary titled “The Voice,” which
chronicles Ward’s career, Ward said his father listened to Tennessee
football games on the radio when John was young.

For deaf students, Herschel Ward would draw scenes from the game on a
chart for them to interpret, while others read his lips.

note:
DeafDigest editor mentioned John Ward, growing up in a deaf
environment before becoming famous as a University of
Tennessee football announcer, but never mentioning Tennessee
School for the Deaf in any of his broadcasts or newspaper
stories!

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Soccer ball manufacturer

part of newspaper story, as edited

Africa’s only ball mak, located in Zambia, has 150 employees.

40 percent of these employees are deaf!

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comment by Hope Solo, former goalie, USA women’s soccer team

We have a claim with the United States Olympic Committee under the Ted
Stevens Act, which means that a national governing body, a non-profit
organization like U.S. Soccer, has to put money back into the youth
system, has to put money back into the amateur system, the Paralympians,
the U.S. Deaf Team, they have to support all of soccer in the United
States,” Solo says. “Yet, they only support professional soccer because
that’s what makes them more money. Right now, it’s become profit or
progress and that’s why we filed a claim with the United States Olympic
Committee.”
 

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DeafDigest Sports – June 25, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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– Dummy Hoy’s big honor

– random deafsports thoughts

– big honor for Gallaudet soccer coach

– one football schedule turned in; one more to go

– Robinson’s all-star performance

– Wisconsin’s hall of fame athlete departs us

Deaf Sports Collections update
— 5-time deaf fencer at hearing olympics
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/football-player-playing-basketball/

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2018 football schedule – updated

one school turned in its schedule; just one
school remain that have not yet turned in the
schedule

the list remains the same as is

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope two remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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Gallaudet women’s soccer

GU’s Meghan Maiwald completes NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy in Denver

DENVER – Gallaudet University women’s soccer assistant coach Meghan
Maiwald became the first deaf woman graduate of the NCAA Women’s Coaches
Academy when she completed the course here this past week.

The NCAA Women Coaches Academy, hosted in partnership between the Alliance
of Women Coaches and the NCAA, is a four-day educational training
available to NCAA coaches of all experience levels, and is designed for
women coaches who are ready to increase their individual effectiveness by
learning advanced skills and strategies that directly affect their
personal and team success. This is the 45th NCAA Women Coaches Academy
class.

“The NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy, hosted by the Alliance of Women Coaches
(AWC), has given me the opportunity to build my professional skills,
create inspired networks and connections with 48 other women coaches
throughout the United States, and added depth to my understanding of the
intricacies of coaching,” said Maiwald. “I am honored to be the first deaf
woman coach graduate and grateful for the support from the Gallaudet
Athletic Department.”

note:
prior to coming to Gallaudet to help women’s soccer program, she was a
goalie with the Santa Barbara City College and then with San Jose State
University, always a starter at both colleges. She also played in the
Women’s Premier Soccer League. Her brother Sean played Gallaudet football.

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Arkansas footbsll

report from coach Tommy Varner about Shaq’ke Robinson’s
appearance at the state high school all-star game (11 man)

Shaq’ke started the game at Defensive tackle and played all of first
quarter and 3/4 of the second half. He had three tackles and three QB
hurries. He did a fantastic job.

The introduction of the players was pretty cool. Shaq’ke’s teammates
knows Shaq’ke is Deaf. The introduction starts at the end zone, upon
the players name belong closed, they are to run midfield. What
Shaq’ke’s name as called all of his teammates raised and waved
their arms in the air.  That was pretty awesome.

It was a good week! It was a surreal experience!! The coaches were
impressed with Shaq’ke.

note:
this has become his last high school game. Next step is as a
walk on at Henderson State University, a NCAA-II program. Not
bad for Shaq’ke who was left with no team when Arkansas Deaf
suspended the sport in 2017, only to join a nearby 11-man
high school team.

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Wisconsin athlete departs us

Kenneth Lee Hewitt, age 64, passed away peacefully on June 21,
2018, surrounded by family.

He graduated high school from the Wisconsin School for the Deaf (WSD) in
1972, where he was an exceptional football, basketball, and track athlete.
He was honored into WSD’s Hall of Fame for athletics in 2008.

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SABR 48: Dummy Hoy selected as Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legend for
2018

William Ellsworth “Dummy” Hoy has been selected as SABR’s Overlooked
19th Century Baseball Legend for 2018. The announcement was made June 23,
2018, at the Nineteenth Century Committee’s annual business meeting held
at SABR 48 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In May, members of SABR submitted their votes for the 2018 Overlooked 19th
Century Base Ball Legend — a 19th-century player, manager, executive or
other baseball personality not yet inducted into the National Baseball
Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Previous Overlooked Legends were Pete Browning in 2009, Deacon White in
2010, Harry Stovey in 2011, Bill Dahlen in 2012, Ross Barnes in 2013, Doc
Adams in 2014, Tony Mullane in 2015, Jack Glasscock in 2016, and Bob
Caruthers last year. White became the first Overlooked Legend to be
inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013.

Hoy played 14 seasons in four major leagues, spending the most time in
Cincinnati and Washington of the NL. Hoy was deaf and had difficulty
speaking. Despite his challenges, he was among the best center fielders
and leadoff hitters in the game. He accumulated 2,048 hits, 1,429 runs,
121 triples, 596 stolen bases and 1,006 walks while hitting .288 with a
.386 OBP. In 1901, at the age of 39, he played for the American League
champion White Stockings, leading the league in walks and hit by pitches.

When he retired, he ranked ninth in games played, second in bases on
balls, fourth in stolen bases and sixth in hit by pitches. He was the
career leader in games played in center field (1,727) until 1920.

Some historians credit Hoy with umpires using hand signals for balls and
strikes and safe and out calls, but their view is open to question.
Historian Bill Deane challenges that claim. Deane said, “We can find no
contemporary articles about Hoy, or even any written while he was alive,
that claim a connection between Hoy and the umpire’s hand signals–much
less any claim by Hoy himself.” Bill Klem, a showboating umpire who
began his umpiring career two years after Hoy retired, is officially
credited with inventing hand signals as noted on his Hall of Fame plaque.
Still, the deaf boy from Ohio became one of the best players of his era
and lived to be 99 (at the time, a record age for a former major league
player).

Hoy is the only player two score 100 or more runs in a season in four
major leagues, doing so in the Players League (1890), American Association
(1891), National League (1892–94, 96, 98–99), and American League
(1901). From a sabermetric perspective, Hoy was worth 32.6 Wins Above
Replacement (WAR) in his career. At the time of his retirement, that
ranked 44th among batters and sixth among center fielders. Hoy also holds
the distinction of being the only player to achieve a 2+ WAR season in
four major leagues. He peaked with 4.3 WAR as a member of the 1888
Washington Nationals in the National League. He also earned 4.2 WAR with
the 1901 Chicago White Sox in the American League, 3.4 WAR with the 1891
St. Louis Browns in the American Association, and finally 2.6 WAR for the
1890 Buffalo Bisons of the Players League.

Hoy was an Overlooked Legend finalist every year since 2013. This year, he
finished just eight points ahead of runner-up Jim Creighton. Here are the
final election results, with their point totals:

Dummy Hoy, 418 points
Jim Creighton, 410
Bobby Mathews, 391
Charlie Bennett, 369
Paul Hines, 355
Tommy Bond, 350
Al Reach, 348
Chris Von der Ahe, 330
George Van Haltren, 307
George Stovey, 295
Dickey Pearce, 225

note:
Pete Browning (2009) was also deaf and was by far a much better
hitter than Dummy Hoy. This is not to say Hoy is not deserving
of the Hall of Fame, though! Browning had a troubled life whereas
Hoy led a distinguished life after his baseball days.

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random deafsports thoughts

Some states allow deaf school students to play sports at
nearby high schools if their original school does not have
that sport.

It is not always the case that all deaf students would
take advantage of opportunities to play sports at
high schools. A few do, but most don’t. Something
to do with being comfortable playing with and
communicating with the deaf, as opposed to be
“lonesome” as the only deaf athlete on the
high school team.

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