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17

2018/08/17

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DeafDigest Sports – August 17, 2018

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

– today’s football games

– past deaf Davis Cup participant

– deaf in pro sports front office positions?

– Alabama football

– Georgia volleyball

– Indiana volleyball

– Minnesota football

– Winter Deaflympics

– random deafsports thoughts

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pro-free-style-skiing/

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf contender in boxing
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

deaf schools won/lost records (as of 8/17/18)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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deaf schools football games – August

today’s games
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

games remainder of August:
Aug 23 Florida hosts Oak Hall

Aug 24 Indiana at Trinity Lutheran
Aug 24 Phoenix hosts 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 Phoenix hosts Ray

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

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Alabama football

labama School for the Deaf football team

*Team Information*

Head Coach: Paul Kulick
Assistant Coach:Walter Ripley, Cedric Tyson, and Marlon White
Managers: Peter Cote, Isaiah Turman, and Pasha Dailey
Athletic Trainer: Jocelyn Colley
Cheerleading advisor: Brook Shepherd
Statisticians: Mickey Wheatley & Chris Moon
Mascot(s): Silent Warriors

Next game: Scrimmage game at Victory Christian on Friday, August 24th at 7
pm.

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Georgia volleyball

First match of the season: best 3 out of 5 vs AASD
GSD – 2, 25 – 8, 25 – 14
AASD – 3 (Atlanta Area), 25 – 14, 25 – 23, 18 – 16

GSD: 0 – 1 – 0…. next match, Monday 8/20/18 Tri – Match at Pepperell
High with Rome High

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Indiana volleyball

defeated Eminence 3-0

scores – 25-21, 26-24, 25-18

2-0 record

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Minnesota football

part of newspaper story

Minnesota football

Fall is soon upon us and the Friday night lights are ready to shine
bright.

With opening kickoff exactly two weeks away (a week away for a handful of
non-area teams), here are five matchups to circle on the calendar.

Oct. 27 — Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf at Iowa School for the
Deaf

It might be a bit much to expect another snow-filled late October game
this year. It’s not as far fetched to expect a good game in this border
war.

Last year’s six-man game lit up the scoreboard to the tune of a 60-46
win for Iowa, though MSAD was in the lead much of the way.

Ryan Stumbo and Jonathan Mejia each scored on the Iowa Bobcats last year
and return to try to do so again, this time in enemy territory.

MSAD won the previous six matchups before last season’s meeting, so
expect the Trojans to be hungry to get back on track.

An honorable mention is the Oct. 11 home game where MSAD celebrates senior
day against rival Wisconsin School for the Deaf. The Trojans won last
year’s matchup to win the Ax, a replica of Paul Bunyun’s Ax played for
by the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin.

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a deaf free-style pro skier

There was a story in a skiing magazine about
Robin Gillon. The story was headlined:

This is the inspiring story of Robin Gillon, a severely
deaf man turned professional skier

This story had a link. But when it was linked,
it became a bad link.

DeafDigest Sports did some googling, and there was
a back and forth interview with him and a reporter.
In that interview, there was only one reference
to his deafness. It went like this:

And a special thank you to the American football player
Derrick Coleman for helping me to accept my hearing problem!

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A Davis Cup what if?

We have had one deaf player that played in the
Davis Cup – Bangladesh’s Shovon Jamaly. He
played in the Davis Cup elimination matches
for his nation between 1986 and 1999.

During these years his total won/lost record
in singles is 15-15. In doubles, it is
10-13.

DeafDigest Sports is bringing this up because
of the Davis Cup’s plan to limit participation
to 24 nations, with 18 nations in the finals.

If that new rule was in force before 1986, then
we would never had a deaf player in the Davis
Cup!

Davis Cup was open to all nations. Bangladesh is
not a major tennis-playing nation, and that was
how a deaf player – Shovon Jamaly was able
to take part in the Davis Cup.

Not any more.

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Winter Deaflympics

The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD), the
international body for the Deaflympics Games has announced tentative plans
for the Deaflympics Winter Games to take place in northern Italy in
December 2019.

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random deafsports thoughts

re the Winter Deaflympics (above), just hope that all
events are taking place in venues that are close to
each other.

In one of the past Winter Deaflympics, the skiing
events took place in a venue that was about 200
miles away from the hockey games venue. Hard to
believe, but true! Hockey fans couldn’t socialize
with skiing fans because of these distant venues.

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profoundly deaf man in major league sports franchise

There was a story today of Philadelphia 76ers hiring
past WNBA player Lindsey Harding as a full time
scout. She becomes the fourth female to land a
full time NBA job.

What about the deaf? We have had hard of hearing
and deaf, but functionally hearing people working
in these major league front office jobs. One of
them was Ben Wade, deaf but functionally hearing,
serving as head of the Los Angeles Dodgers scouting
department for many years.

But what about the profoundly deaf? There is one -
Michael Fischer, assistant general manager,
Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA). He attended Gallaudet
and for a short time served as one of the
assistant coaches with the women’s basketball
team.

DeafDigest Sports editor has questions – does
he have an interpreter with him at all times?
Does he have an input in team personnel
decisions (offering contracts, acquiring
players, releasing players, and helping
make draft choices, etc)? Or is he just
confined to these non-personnel basketball
matters?

At any rate, if Fischer could get in – then
aspiring profoundly-deaf front office
candidates could!

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Aug
16

2018/08/16

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DeafDigest Sports – August 16, 2018

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

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

— August football games, including this week

— deaf player in Australian Rules Football

— Indiana volleyball

— Louisiana football

— college deaf softball player

— minor league pitcher

— random deafsports thoughts

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-player-in-australian-rules-football/

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf professional volleyball player
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

deaf schools won/lost records (as of 8/16/18)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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deaf schools football games – August

games this week:
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

games remainder of August:
Aug 23 Florida hosts Oak Hall

Aug 24 Indiana at Trinity Lutheran
Aug 24 Phoenix hosts 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 Phoenix hosts Ray

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

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Indiana volleyball

defeated Fountain Central 3-1

scores were  27-25; 25-17; 16-25; 25-18

record 1-0

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Louisiana football

Denton Mallas continues as head coach

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Deaf player in Australian Rules Football

part of long story

Being born with profound deafness, a casual observer might have forgiven
Sam McLarty for not even thinking to dream of a footballing career.

But McLarty is not one to give up on a dream so easily.

“I realised that, yes, I’m deaf, [but] why be upset about it? I might
as well embrace it.”

“Picking up a football was just part of that.”

Showing true resilience, McLarty – who “can’t hear anything at
all” without a cochlear implant – did better than the vast majority of
Aussies by making it to an AFL list.

“I wanted to prove to everyone that, me being a deaf person, I can do
everything that anyone can do.”

“To pull on the black and white stripes would be a dream come true.
Admittedly, I go to bed thinking about it every night.”

With his constant resilience, a Collingwood value that’s clearly a
trademark of McLarty’s too, that dream might soon be a reality.

Note:
McLarty is on the official roster of the Collingwood team, which
is in the 5th place with a 13-7 record in the 18-team league.

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random deafsports thoughts

from time to time there have been postings in the
social media (tweet, facebook, etc) of mediocre
deaf athletes that try to tell the world what great
athletes they were.

It happened a few days ago.

Why?

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college deaf softball player

Haley Donaldson

rising junior

Colorado State University

women’s softball

her profile is this:
Awards & Honors
Mountain West Scholar-Athlete (2018)
Mountain West Academic All-Conference (2018)
Mountain West All-Conference Second Team (2018)

Colorado State
2018 (Sophomore) [Game-by-Game]: Started in 49 games, including 46 games
at short stop … finished the season batting .321 with 32 runs scored and
reaching 50 hits, including 19 extra base hits … recorded 31 RBI for the
second most on the team and slugged .532 … while at short, she racked up
62 putouts, including 81 assists with just seven errors … finished nine
games with multiple RBI and 12 games with multiple hits … carried an
eight-game hitting streak From April 3 at Northern Colorado to April 20
vs. San Jose State recording 14 hits and six RBI, including scoring eight
runs … named to the second team All-Mountain West.

Nebraska
2017 (Freshman) [Game-by-Game]:
Earned playing time in a variety of ways, including starting 11 games …
made five starts at second base, five at shortstop and one at DP … also
pinch hit seven times and pinch ran once … totaled two games with
multiple hits and one game with multiple RBIs … earned her first career
start at shortstop in game two vs. New Mexico State.

note:
didn’t play much at Nebraska but played all games at Colorado State,
hence her decision to transfer was a good one.

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minor league pitcher

Cason Sherrod, Miami Marlins farm team

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

two weeks ago, his stats:
has pitched 9 games, all in relief
ERA is 6.35

most recent stats:
has pitched in 13 games, all in relief
ERA is 6.32

note:
ERA not that much of an improvement
 

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Aug
15

2018/08/15

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DeafDigest Sports – August 15, 2018

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

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

— August football games, including this week

— story of one U-21 basketball player

— two deaf fans at a national deaf basketball tournament

— Indiana volleyball

— first football game of season today

— random deafsports thoughts

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-dummy-hoy/

Note:
This is an old Dummy Hoy joke drawn up by the
DeafDigest cartoonist 16 years ago. Yesterday’s
link was accidentally made “private” and it meant
no one can look at it. This “private” link has been
changed to public, meaning anyone can look
at it. DeafDigest Sports editor apologizes
for this goof. Thank you for bearing with us.

Deaf Sports Collections update
— a crazy quarterback
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

deaf schools won/lost records (as of 8/13/18)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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deaf schools football games – August

games this week:
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

games remainder of August:
Aug 23 Florida hosts Oak Hall

Aug 24 Indiana at Trinity Lutheran
Aug 24 Phoenix hosts 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 Phoenix hosts Ray

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

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Indiana football

first football game of season is today

it is not the Indiana varsity, but the Indiana 6-8th grade
team

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Indiana volleyball

The season-opening match yesterday against Columbus
Christian was cancelled.

Their season begins today against Fountain Central

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College Basketball: UC Davis guard leads Team USA to gold at World Deaf

Roger Printup’s experience representing Team USA at the World Deaf
Basketball Championships in Taoyuan, Taiwan three years ago was an
enjoyable one.

The UC Davis junior guard buried the game-winning free throws in a
semifinal win over Russia as Team USA won a silver medal. If he was over
the moon then, one could only imagine the thoughts and feelings that took
place after he helped Team USA win gold this year.

Printup and Team USA recently captured an 81-63 win over Japan in the gold
medal round at the World Deaf Basketball Championships in Washington, D.C.
— site of the 2018 tournament that drew the top teams from around the
world.

In addition to the traditional tasting of the gold medal, Printup learned
that he was named to the Best Five Team for the Men’s 2018 U21 World
Deaf Basketball Championships, a group that features the five strongest
overall performers in the tournament.

Printup’s golden performance started back in 2015 when Team USA coaches
were so thrilled with his effort, performance and leadership, they invited
him back to this summer’s championship, which took place on home soil.

“Team USA coaches followed me throughout my time at UC Davis and wanted
me to return,” Printup said to Eric Bankston of UC Davis athletics.
“Since I did not have any conflicts, I could not wait to wear that
jersey and represent my country once again.”

As one of the veteran players on the 2018 roster, Printup understood what
he needed to do on the court to help the team succeed and embraced his
role as a leader and mentor to one of Team USA’s youngest U21 rosters in
program history.

“Three years ago, I did not know what to expect,” Printup said. “The
older guys played a key role in teaching me about how challenging this
tournament is, both on the court and off the court, when and how I needed
to take care of my body and prepare for the challenge of playing multiple
games within a short timespan. This year, I wanted to do everything I
could to help all the new guys enjoy this experience because I was once in
their position.”

Part of Printup’s job as the team’s leader involved teaching FIBA
rules, which differ from the traditional set employed by the NCAA. Minor
differences, which have the potential to play a key role if not understood
properly, include four 10-minute quarters, a 24-second shot clock, an
extended three-point line (22 feet, 2 inches from the hoop vs. 20 feet, 9
inches) and the ability to knock the ball back into play once a shot hits
the rim.

“I especially wanted the new guys to understand that it is an honor to
represent Team USA, so enjoy this experience when you can,” Printup
said. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to say you represented your
country, but remember, you are here for a reason — to work hard and help
this team win.”

What the third-year Aggie shared with his teammates struck a chord. After
defeating Israel, 103-24 in its opening game, Team USA collected
additional wins against Australia (95-28), Ukraine (93-48) — which
included a game-high 20-point performance from Printup — Lithuania
(113-39), Canada (126-23) and a thrilling 78-73 result against Spain,
which allowed the hosts to earn an opportunity to compete for gold.

“We knew our game against Spain was going to be a tough one, and it went
down to the wire,” Printup said. “We made our free throws, remained
focused and earned a hard-fought win. That was a good learning experience
for everyone because we needed to play our best basketball to advance. The
next game, everyone was locked in from the moment we arrived because of
what happened in that semifinal.”

“We played with a sense of urgency,” explained Printup. “Last time,
we thought our natural talent would help us overcome any obstacle or
challenge. This time, the coaching staff worked hard to make sure we never
felt too comfortable, remained humble and worked hard to reach our
potential. And we started to become complacent, he helped us regain that
sense of urgency and remain focused.”

It was that sense of urgency, combined with Team USA’s collective talent
that allowed everyone to celebrate once the final horn sounded in the
final game of the tournament.

“Not many people understand the challenges, issues and sacrifices me, my
family and my friends had to make growing up,” Printup said. “It is
awesome to thank everyone in this way, by winning a gold medal, and hear
stories from other people within the deaf community — stories that were
similar to my own.”

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two deaf fans at a national deaf basketball tournament

This is an unusual story

Two deaf fans, from San Francisco, flew to a national
deaf basketball tournament that took place in Milwaukee
in 1953.

Only that they did not fly on a commercial plane, but
in a two-seater airplane that a deaf fan owned!

This story was printed in the May 1953 edition of the
Silent Worker.

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random deafsports thoughts

one Gallaudet football player, years ago, overslept
and missed the morning team bus for an away game.

Desperate to play, he hitchhiked and was able to
arrive at the game site, shocking the players that
were getting dressed for the game in the visitors’
locker room
 

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Aug
14

2018/08/14

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DeafDigest Sports – August 14, 2018

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

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

— August football games, including this week

— Florida football

— Indiana football

— Minnesota fall sports

— random deafsports thoughts

— West Africa deaf soccer championship finals

— deaf schools won/lost records (as of 8/13/18)

— Gage update

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogeys-dummy-hoy/

(an old Dummy Hoy joke by DeafDigest cartoonist)

Deaf Sports Collections update
— pro wrestling, not fake, two deaf wrestlers
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

deaf schools won/lost records (as of 8/13/18)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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deaf schools football games – August

games this week:
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

games remainder of August:
Aug 23 Florida hosts Oak Hall

Aug 24 Indiana at Trinity Lutheran
Aug 24 Phoenix hosts 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 Phoenix hosts Ray

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

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Florida football

WHERE OAK HALL RANKS: The Eagles are ranked 18th out of 21 teams in the
Gainesville Sun preseason power poll.

note: they play Florida deaf on August 23rd

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Indiana football

Indiana Deaf (5-5): Coach Garrett Wooten’s team returns several key
players, including junior quarterback Jared Beckler (653 passing yards),
senior receiver Kyle Jenkins (35 catches, 472 yards, eight TDs) and
several offensive linemen. Junior defensive tackle Chase Kanable (70
tackles) and sophomore linebacker Maurice Mitchell (57 tackles) were
second on the team in tackles last season. Indiana Deaf has won just one
sectional game since 2007.

Indiana’s first game opponent
Traders Point (5-4): Coach Adam Stevenson is optimistic his team will be
ready for its first chance to play in a sectional. He will count on junior
quarterback David Hart (550 passing yards, 683 rushing yards and 11 TDs),
third-year starter Wyatt Johnson at offensive tackle, sophomore receiver
Myles Cox and junior running back/receiver Kye Johnson. The defense brings
back junior linebackers Blaine Reed (80 tackles) and Titus Underwood (64
tackles), junior defensive end Tommy Mears and sophomore linemen Ben
Bartles and Caleb Ott.

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Minnesota sports

MSAD names Johnson assistant volleyball coach

Just in time for the fall sports season, Minnesota State Academy for the
Deaf has full coaching staffs.

The Trojans announced Friday the hiring of Jenna Johnson as assistant
volleyball coach. She’ll join head coach and MSAD grad Tabitha Anderson
who was introduced last month.

Also in July, MSAD announced head football coach Jason Branden’s return.
Branden will be assisted by first-year coach Ryan Hastings.

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West Africa deaf soccer championship finals

Mali  1
Nigeria 0

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Gage update

from a tweet
Gage made 20 points in loss to the DC Cyclones (124-74)

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random deafsports thoughts

there were some tweets that said that Vino Buckendahl, who was
said to be deaf, is playing in the NBA G League.

DeafDigest Sports editor never heard of Buckendahl, and
asked around and they all said they never heard of him, too!

DeafDigest Sports editor did some additional googling and
it was learned he attended Michigan School for the Deaf.

Maybe someone will come forward with additional information
about his participation in the NBA G League.
 

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Aug
13

2018/08/13

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DeafDigest Sports – August 13, 2018

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

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

— August football games, including this week

— Texas fall sports

— Texas volleyball scores

— random deafsports thoughts

— deaf schools won/lost records (as of 8/13/18)

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/long-time-deaf-pitcher-in-japan-minor-league-baseball/

Deaf Sports Collections update
— national hearing high schools football All-American
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

deaf schools won/lost records (as of 8/13/18)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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deaf schools football games – August

games this week:
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

games remainder of August:
Aug 23 Florida hosts Oak Hall

Aug 24 Indiana at Trinity Lutheran
Aug 24 Phoenix hosts 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 Phoenix hosts Ray

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

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Texas volleyball

TSD Rangers Volleyball participated in the AISD Tournament last weekend. On
the first day of the tournament, the Rangers lost to Midlothian HS (21-25,
20-25), Rudder HS (16-25, 7-25), and Stevens HS (23-25, 13-25).

On the next day, the Rangers won the first two games against Eastside HS
(25-14, 25-9) and Travis HS (25-22, 25-22) before losing the 3rd game
against Lyndon Baines Johnson HS (15-25, 25-22, 18-25).

TSD played against LBJ again on Saturday losing in two sets (21-25, 20-25).

Record to date is 2-5

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Texas fall sports

Texas School for the Deaf kicked off their football and volleyball camps
last Sunday with 42 boys and 21 girls. The players are eager to have a
great fall season!

TSD High School Football team is led by Head Coach John Moore and his
assistant coaches Bill Jacobs, Joshua Moore and Harvey Nathanson.
The football team will compete against two deaf schools on their schedule,
Model Secondary School for the Deaf and Maryland School for the Deaf. TSD
will travel to face the MSSD Eagles on September 21st and the Rangers will
welcome MSD Orioles on September 28th. First district game will be on
October 20th against Geneva Boerne at TSD. This game will be our
homecoming game.

Coach RJ Kaufman will lead the Lady Rangers high school volleyball team
for the 14th season, and his assistant coaches are Marlene Etkie and Janna
Oshman.  The volleyball team will play 20 games and five tournaments this
fall.   They are working diligently to fill in some key positions as they
lost three key players to graduation last year.  Their first district game
will be on September 13th against Hill Country Christian at their school.
Their homecoming opponent is San Marcos Panthers.

The high school XC team will have their first practice on August 20th.
Head Coach Nick Bannon is eager to start his sixth season with some key
runners returning.   They will participate in seven XC invitationals this
fall.   The XC team is looking forward to participating and competing with
other Deaf schools for the National XC Deaf Prep at the Indiana School for
the Deaf campus on September 29th.

The Middle School Football camp will start tomorrow for one week, August
13th to 18th. Coach Daniel Skipper will return for the 2nd year as the
middle school tackle football coach. He is very much looking forward to
working with players this season. Their first game is on Thursday, August
30th at TSD.

*Middle School Coaches:*
Cross Country – TBA
5/6th Flag Football – Wesley Diaz
7/8th Tackle Football – Daniel Skipper
7/8th Volleyball Blue Team – Luda Mounty-Weinstock
7/8th Volleyball White Team – Tara Holaday
5/6th Volleyball Blue Team – Bethany Borsotti
5/6th Volleyball White Team – Lydia Bradley

*High School Fall Sports Coaches*
Cheerleading – Daniella Reyna
Cross Country – Nick Bannon
Varsity Volleyball – RJ Kaufman
Junior Varsity Volleyball – Janna Oshman
Varsity Football – John Moore Jr.
Junior Varsity Football – Bill Jacobs

*Special Olympics of Texas Coaches*
Swimming: Otis Kellam
Golf: Brandon Babineaux
Bocce: Vincent DiMare
Bowling: Stephen Kuhns
Bowling: Dee Mills
Flag Football: Stephen Kuhns
Flag Football: Caroline Terrant

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random deafsports thoughts

Is there discrimination against deaf referees in
football?

A good number of them are back judges. A deaf
back judge stayed in that position for many
seasons without being moved to other refereeing
positions. That deaf back judge claimed that
discrimination was very strong.
 

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DeafDigest Sports – August 12, 2018

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

— August football games, including this week

— random deafsports thoughts

— go to college or to turn pro

— beach volleyball

— New Mexico football

— one of lightest major league players (by weight)

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/to-go-to-college-or-to-turn-pro/

Deaf Sports Collections update
— twice qualifying for US Open
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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deaf schools football games – August

games this week:
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

games remainder of August:
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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New Mexico football

6-MAN (10 teams in state)

District 1: Elida, Floyd, Roy/Mosquero, San Jon/Grady, Springer/Maxwell

District 2: Animas, Carrizozo, Hondo Valley, Lake Arthur, Vaughn

Note: New Mexico School For the Deaf to compete as independent

note:
Times have changed; New Mexico was, at one time, the state
6-man football champions

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random deafsports thoughts

under DeafDigest Sports editor’s watch (1986 through present)

two state champions

football – New Mexico

basketball – not quite state champions but Marie Philip
(at that time Learning Center for Deaf) was New England
Private Schools champion in girls’ basketball. In the
New England area, being NEPSAC champions is a big deal

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go to college or to turn pro

story is long and is abbreviated

Go to US college or turn pro: India’s No. 1 amateur golfer Diksha Dagar
ponders life beyond Asiad

The 17-year-old has a lot of tournaments lined up this year and her final
decision could depend on her showing in the Ladies’ European Tour’s
qualifying school.

Go to US college or turn pro: India’s No. 1 amateur golfer Diksha Dagar
ponders life beyond Asiad

Diksha Dagar will be heading to the Asian Games as India’s number one
amateur player but she could shelve her amateur status soon.

Dagar, born with a hearing impairment, has won several amateur tournaments
in the country and abroad, and has been shooting a range of low scores,
according to her own admission. “There are no nerves heading into the
Asian Games. It’s like any other tournament for me,” she says.

The 17-year-old left-handed golfer is in the middle of a run which saw her
win the Singapore Ladies Amateur Open and post a commendable performance
at the Queen Sikrit Cup at Malaysia, leading on day one and posting the
lowest ever score by an Indian in the tournament, totalling four-under and
ensuring the Indian team finished sixth overall.

The golf course at the Asian Games will be difficult though. “I have
played there before at the Indonesian Open. The course there is narrow, it
has a lot of bunkers and conditions are windy. On top of that, there are
several undulations and fast greens. I have to be mentally prepared for
that,” says Dagar.

Having started playing on the amateur circuit in 2012, India’s number
one amateur, however, has a decision to make once she finishes school:
pursue higher education on a sports scholarship in the United States or
turn pro.

Father Narinder states that the decision will depend on results on the
course. “She has a lot of tournaments lined up. The Asian Games, the
World Amateur Championships and the Indian Women’s Open. We will take a
decision at the end of the season on whether to turn pro or go to the US.
She will only go if she receives a [sports] scholarship.”

A major step for Diksha came at the Women’s Pro Golf event at the DLF
Classic Golf and Country Club in New Delhi, where she shot three under-par
rounds to win by 11 strokes.

However, the biggest and the most significant tournament for her will
arguably be the qualifying school (Q-School) for the Ladies’ European
Tour at the end of the year. It is on the LET that Aditi Ashok finished
second in 2016.

Dagar says Shubhankar Sharma and Aditi Ashok doing well is a good sign for
Indian golf. “Yes, she played well on the LET. I watched Shubhankar
Sharma as well. He played very well in the first round [of the PGA
Championships]. He was two-under through 17 [holes] but finished with a
one-under,” she adds.

For Dagar, qualifying for the LET will provide more vindication of the
decision to turn pro. With four tournaments lined up and possibly more,
Diksha Dagar heads to the Asian Games in a year where she must make a
major career decision.

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beach volleyball

V European championship on beach volleyball among athletes with impaired
hearing will be held from 12 to 19 August 2018 in the capital of Ukraine.

Number of teams participating in this championship, the largest in
history. In the IV European championship will involve 15 European
countries: 16 women and 17 men’s teams.

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basketball tweet

Update: Gage finished with 18 points in  loss to the Maryland Jewels.
104-73

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one of lightest major league players (by weight)

George Leitner, a deaf pitcher, who pitched very briefly
for the New York (now San Francisco) Giants in the early
1900′s, only weighed 120 lbs.

Not sure if he was the lightest ever but certainly very
light.

 

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11

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DeafDigest Sports – August 11, 2018

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

— August football games

— a Gallaudet honor

— random deafsports thoughts

— new 8-man league

— Friday Night Lights

— Texas volleyball

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/basketball-player-jamal-garner/

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Gallaudet quarterback that knew no ASL
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 sports

Jamal Garner honored with 2017-18 NEAC Inspirational Award

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC)
announced its recipients of the 2017-18 NEAC Inspirational Award on Friday
and Gallaudet University rising senior Jamal Garner (Jacksonville, Ill.)
of the Bison men’s basketball team was honored.

The Inspirational Award is given annually to a student-athlete, coach or
administrator who has endured personal hardship that has led to bravery
and dedication within athletics.

A center on the men’s basketball team, Garner spent much of his first
two years on the squad seeing few minutes on the court. Despite a lack of
playing time, the Jacksonville, Ill., native remained committed, continued
to work hard and supported his teammates. During the 2017-18 season,
Garner’s dedication paid off as he started all 26 games for the Bison
and finished the season with 115 points, 137 rebounds, 21 steals and seven
blocks.

Garner is a business major and has worked extremely hard to maintain his
3.27 cumulative GPA, proving high school teachers wrong that questioned
his ability to attend college. He has also made in impact in the
communities around him as he has initiated fraternities at Gallaudet and
has worked at a camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children during the
summer. Garner’s leadership has been a constant during his time at
Gallaudet as he has also worked with campus security and for the tutoring
center.

Gallaudet now has seven NEAC Inspirational Award honorees since it joined
the conference in 2010-11.

Gallaudet’s past honorees included former women’s basketball head coach
Kevin Cook (2010-11), women’s swimmer Lisa van der Mark (2011-12), men’s
cross country runner Ivan Alfaro (2012-13), women’s swimmer Taylor
Mickelson (2015-16), women’s swimmer Faye Frez-Albrecht (2016-17) and
women’s basketball player Lawjen Ashmore (2016-17).

“Jamal is more than a great person. He will go out of his way to help
anyone regardless of who the person is. Everywhere he goes, he makes sure
the people around him are being helped,” said Gallaudet men’s basketball
coach Kevin Kovacs. “He is a living example of how to be the best person
you can be from paper to action. He is always trying to be better be it in
academics, basketball, job, volunteer or anything in the moment. That in
itself is very inspiring to me and everyone else that appreciates those
kind of traits.”

Garner is a three-year letterwinner on the men’s basketball team. In three
seasons, he has compiled 126 points, 155 rebounds, 25 steals, 19 assists
and eight blocks in 43 games (27 starts). He is also a two-year
letterwinner on the Gallaudet men’s track and field team (2016, ’18) and
lettered on the football team in 2016.

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Illinois football

new 8-man football league

 Hundreds of high school football teams started their seasons this week
with a goal of making the IHSA playoffs. But for seven schools, including
Milford-Cissna Park, that goal is a little different.

The Illinois 8-Man Football Association was created last winter as a means
for small schools struggling to field 11-man teams. Representatives from
all seven member schools — Alden-Hebron, Westminster Christian (Elgin),
Christian Life (Rockford), Judah Christian (Champaign), Lake Forest
Academy, Milford-Cissna Park and the Illinois School for the Deaf
(Jacksonville) — met in January to discuss how to keep their football
programs afloat.

“Really, the idea came from necessity,” Milford principal Steve
Totheroh said. “We needed more players, and it didn’t look like we
would get more players to field an 11-man team, so what were our options?
Playing a game with less players.

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Texas volleyball

from a tweet

William B. Travis HS
Girls Varsity Volleyball loses to Texas School For The Deaf

scores not provided

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random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports editor was emailing back and forth with a coach
of 8-man deaf team.

It was agreed that 8-man football is still football (blocking
and tackling is still the same)

What about 6-man and 8-man quarterbacks that enroll at Gallaudet
and join the football team. They have become starters in
11-man college football, just that they had to make adjustments with
more players offensive players on the field.

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Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Light’s famed quarterback Scott Porter is back playing
Cruise, while JR Lemon returns as Devin Wade. Just like in the inaugural
season, Madden 19 features people who have often been ignored in past
sports video games. Women again play a key role as actress Joey King stars
as Cruise’s sister in Madden 19. For the first time in the Madden
franchise, a deaf player serves a key role in the game. Conrad Bluth plays
a hearing impaired high school player in Longshot’s second season. While
we are here to highlight the top actors and actresses from the game, you
can check out IMDB’s full rundown of every single person who played a role
in Longshot.

note:
instead of casting hearing Conrad Bluth as a deaf football player,
why not cast a deaf actor as a deaf football player?
 

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10

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DeafDigest Sports – August 10, 2018

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

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

— 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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09

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DeafDigest Sports – August 9, 2018

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

— August football games

— deaf tennis

— random deafsports thoughts

— upcoming college baseball freshman

— a deaf coach

— deaf pitcher with independent minor league team

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/past-minor-league-pitcher/

Deaf Sports Collections update
— top defensive first baseman in minors
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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Deaf tennis

World Deaf tennis championship to be held in Antalya, Turkey, from
Septemmber 22 to 29.

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random deafsports thoughts

from time to time DeafDigest Sports thinks of past
deaf elite athletes. Some of them made it big;
some don’t. Many of them have faded away from
the spotlight, and often we don’t hear from them
again.

An example is Ryan Ketchner, who was ever so close
to making it in the majors as a pitcher but never
made it. Arm ailments derailed his major league
dream. He made a comeback in independent ball but
could’t make it.

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upcoming college baseball player

Anthony Viggiano

new freshman

baseball

Bloomsburg University (PA -NCAA-II)

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a deaf coach

Jeff Goodwin, who is deaf is a football and basketball
coach at Houghton Lake Community Schools in Michigan.

He functions as a hearing person, and does not use ASL.

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deaf pitcher with independent minor league team

Dmitri Kourtis

relief pitcher

he debuted last season with Lincoln Salt Dogs
and while pitching for them again this season,
he is now pitching for the Sioux Falls Canaries
in the same American Association league.

With both teams, he has a combined record of
2-2 won/lost record, 19 games pitched, 38.2
innings pitched, mostly in relief, but with
three starts. Combined ERA is 4.66

Apparently he is regarded as a journeyman
pitcher, available to pitch for any team
on basis of need (injuries to regular
pitchers).
 

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

— August football games

— Illinois football opponent

— random deafsports thoughts

— deaf golfer finishes 3rd in national hearing open

— Gertrude Ederle’s Channel swim

— deaf Ninja

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-swimmer-gertrude-ederle-after-completing-british-channel-swim/

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Gallaudet baseball, surprise coach
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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Illinois football

part of newspaper story

Rather than shut down, Milford/Cissna Park chose instead to slim down and
move to the Illinois 8-Man Football Association for the 2018 season along
with first-year program Judah Christian.

The seven-team league also includes Alden-Hebron, Elgin Westminster
Christian, Jacksonville’s Illinois School for the Deaf, Lake Forest
Academy and Rockford Christian Life, with Polo set to join in 2019.

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deaf golfer finishes 3rd at the Malaysian Ladies Amateur Open Championship

Diksha Dagar, deaf female golfer from India, won the 2018 Women’s World
Deaf Golf Championship. A week later she came in 3rd place at the
Malaysian Ladies Amateur Open Championship. She shot 70, 69, 70
and 70 to get the third place honor.

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random deafsports thoughts

what about a dream one on one deaf women’s golf confrontation between
Diksha Dagar (above) and Kayla Yost, who is considered to be USA’s
best deaf female golfer?

Would that be possible? Yost is a pro while Dagar is still an
amateur.

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Crossing the Channel: Gertrude Ederle’s Epic Swim

abbreviated; very long newspaper story

On this date 92 years ago, an intrepid American named Gertrude Ederle
became the first woman to swim the English Channel.

Needless to say, Ederle was accomplished in the water before she made
history across the Atlantic. At the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, she won
two individual bronze medals and gold in the 400-meter freestyle relay,
all while swimming with an injured knee. Although only 18, it was in
France that she decided on conquering the channel. It had been done five
times before, all by male swimmers. Ederle was pretty certain she could do
it, and faster, than the men.

When Gertie was 5, a case of the measles caused hearing loss. As she grew
older, the family’s doctors warned that swimming would make the girl’s
condition worse. But keeping this self-described “water baby” out of
the ocean was impossible.

Although she consented to appear in a short movie about her life, she
didn’t avail herself of any offers of matrimony. Her hearing did indeed
worsen, the mass adulation stressed her out, and eventually she was
forgotten by the public, which suited her fine. Ederle taught deaf
children to swim, reveled in her blessings, and lived quietly with a group
of female friends. She died peacefully in 2003, at age 98, and is buried
in the Bronx.

note:
this story did not mention that she was a long time swimming
instructor at Lexington School for the Deaf (at that time
on 67th Street in Manhattan)

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deaf Ninja

Last year, DeafDigest mentioned that Kyle
Schulze, who is deaf, was a new TV Ninja
participant. He is still competing in
his second season. He has had his
disasters during competition but is
still surviving.
 

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