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Aug
16

2017/08/16

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DeafDigest Sports – August 16, 2017

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet football fact

— Indiana & Texas volleyball

— Indiana football preview

— confession of a CI tennis player

— captions at a Power Five football stadium

— a deaf pro boxer

— a deaf collegiate tennis player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Football, national hearing high school All-American team
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pro-boxer-from-hungary/

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Gallaudet football

Gallaudet plays on the NCAA-III level

It is a member of the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference

The conference champion automatically qualifies for the NCAA-III
national football championship, in which Gallaudet did one season
several years ago.

Big question – how many schools play NCAA-III football.

249

and Gallaudet is a proud member of that select group

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Indiana volleyball

Indiana had a match last night with Providence.

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Indiana football

newspaper preview

Indiana Deaf (7-3): The Deaf Hoosiers have won at least seven games each
of the past three seasons under Garrett Wooten. There are a lot of new
faces in key positions. Junior receiver Kyle Jenkins had 11 catches for
287 yards and three touchdowns last year.

note:
their season begins Friday night against Trader Point, a team they
have conistently defeated in recent seasons

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confession of a CI-tennis player

Twice CI’sve stopped working simultaneously. Both times
she was playing tennis, which she decided to focus on after doctors
advised her to stop playing soccer and other contact sports. “It was so
weird because then I can’t hear the ball being hit…I don’t know how
to process without noise—it was dead silent

this story was copied off a magazine web site

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University of Houston sports

copied off a web story

“We are also improving and expanding our closed captioning system for
our hearing-impaired fans, said a spokesperson”

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deaf pro boxer

Norbert Kalucza

Hungary

pro boxing

was a participant in 2008 Olympics before turning pro.

He was 11-2 before losing his most recent match

part of a posting said:
EMMONTON – “Irish” Cam O’Connell (12-0-1, 8KOs),
the fighting pride of Red Deer, Alberta, turned in yet another impressive
performance last night at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta,
stopping Hungarian Olympian Norbert Kalucza (11-2-0 ) inside three rounds.

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college tennis player

Jack Clifton

sophomore (as of last season)

Davis & Elkins College

men’s tennis

is he coming back for his junior season? Will have to wait until
the college posts up its current tennis roster

 

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Aug
15

2017/08/15

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DeafDigest Sports – August 15, 2017

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet women’s basketball players in Spain

— elite deaf athlete

— college deaf athlete

— Texas fall season coaches

— first football game of season comes up Friday night

— a school drops football this season

— Texas volleyball results

Deaf Sports Collections update
— top ranked deaf figure skater
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/de-paul-soccer-player/

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first football game of season comes up Friday night

Friday night
Aug 18 Indiana at Trader Point

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Tennessee football

word reached DeafDigest Sports editor that Tennessee SD
has dropped football this season

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Gallaudet women’s basketball

Gallaudet trio traveled to Spain to participate in Beyond Sports Tour this summer

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University women’s basketball coach Stephanie
Stevens along with rising senior Kelsey Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) and
rising junior Kelli Barnes (Cliffside, N.C.) traveled to Spain this summer
to participate in a Beyond Sports Tour where they played basketball,
volunteered at a youth clinic and took some tourist activities.

full story at:
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/wbkb/2017-18/releases/beyondsports

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Texas sports

Fall Coaching Staff

V Football: John Moore

JV Football: Bill Jacobs

V Volleyball: RJ Kaufman

JV Volleyball: Marlene Etkie

Cross Country: Nick Bannon

Cheerleading: TBA

Fall Sports Schedule are posted on tsdrangers.com

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Texas volleyball

Here is the first report on our TSD VB girls team

TSD V VB team participated in the AISD Invitational tourney last weekend.
About 40 (mostly UIL 4A-6A schools) signed up for this 3-day tourney.  TSD
came up with a 3-5 record.  It was definitely a tough competitive
tournament for our girls.

Georgetown HS (5A) – 8-25, 6-25 L
Austin HS (5A) – 25-16, 25-23 W
Reagan HS (5A) – 25-5, 25-7 W
Bowie HS (6A) – 19-25, 20-25 L
Midlothian HS (5A) – 9-25, 18-25 L
Mabank HS (4A) – 14-25, 21-25 L
Killeen HS (6A) – 16-25, 25-23, 25-22 W
Anderson HS (6A) – 18-25, 12-25 L

We played against Travis HS (UIL 5A) yesterday and won 3-2 (25-19, 19-25,
20-25, 25-20, 15-9)

4 w – 5 l so far.

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college deaf athletes

Eddie Perry

new freshman

men’s soccer

DePaul University

on the university soccer web site:

http://www.depaulbluedemons.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/eddie_perry_1049289.html

nothing about his deafness was mentioned!

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elite deaf athletes

Raymond Merrill, pro boxing

he has not had a listed boxing bout in the past 2-3 years and
is being removed from the elite list

a past write up is at:
http://www.maxboxing.com/news/sub-lead/raymond-merrill-ii-lives-his-dream
 

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Aug
14

2017/08/14

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DeafDigest Sports – August 14, 2017

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

— first football game of season comes up Friday night

— past Arizona assistant football coach

— open water swimming

— women’s soccer

— elite deaf athlete

— college deaf athlete

— overlooked in professional baseball

Deaf Sports Collections update
— listing of deaf professional baseball players as updated today
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-female-boxer/

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first football game of season comes up Friday night

Friday night
Aug 18 Indiana at Trader Point

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Arizona football

while Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind no longer fields
a football team, one of its past assistant coaches years
way back passed away.

Part of the obit said:

Gary Wendell Dornon

After graduating, he earned a position teaching Industrial Arts to
visually handicapped children at the Arizona State School for the Deaf and
Blind. He enjoyed teaching blind and visually handicapped kids how to use
shop equipment and how to do foundry work. He firmly believed that they
could do it. He was also the assistant coach for the deaf football team.

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open water swimming

Deaf swimmer forced to call off attempt to cross Lake Ontario

A swimmer who was looking to become the first deaf person to swim across
Lake Ontario has ended her attempt due to rough conditions.

Brenda Lussier was making her third attempt to cross the lake, after her
previous two attempts were thwarted by injury and tough conditions.

full story at:
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/deaf-swimmer-forced-to-call-off-attempt-to-cross-lake-ontario-1.3544469

Deaf swimmer makes another attempt to cross Lake Ontario, set record
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/deaf-swimmer-makes-another-attempt-to-cross-lake-ontario-set-record-1.3544308

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women’s soccer

Goal! Soccer-loving Didcot keeper represents country at the Deaflympics

A FOOTBALL-loving teenager celebrated her 17th birthday while representing
Great Britain at the Deaflympics in Turkey.

full story at:
http://www.witneygazette.co.uk/news/15466808.Goal__Soccer_fan_represents_country_at_the_Deaflympics/

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elite deaf athletes

deaf female boxer

Stephanie Mfongwot

Australia

Inside the ring, there are no punches pulled between brother and sister
Stephanie and Jonas Mfongwot. The pair trade crunching blows as they spar
under the watchful eye of veteran trainer Steve Kerr.

Australia provided safe haven and specialist treatment for partial
deafness diagnosed at birth. In Cameroon there was no treatment but
Stephanie now wears hearing aids and the condition is improving.

full story at:
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/04/03/cameroonian-aspiring-boxer-shooting-high-brother-her-side

note:
while the story was written last year, she is still actively
boxing according to her facebook posting

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college deaf athletes

Davidson College

Danny Davis

Senior

men’s soccer

he is posted on the college soccer web site:

http://www.davidsonwildcats.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5661

last year he played 14 of his team’s 17 games but
starting zero games!

We will see if he will be promoted to starter or
continue as a sub, “first player” coming off the
bench.

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overlooked in professional baseball

overlooked was Austin Solecitto, deaf relief pitcher,
Rice University, ending his career in 2016

He pitched 12 games with the Sussex County (NJ) team
in the Canadian-American Association in 2016
season. His stats were not impressive -
allowing 6.89 ERA in 15.2 innings (12 games).
This league is independent, not part of the
minor league system.

He is probably no longer playing ball this season.
 

 

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Aug
13

2017/08/13

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DeafDigest Sports – August 13, 2017

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

— first football game of season comes up Friday night

— Gallaudet football

— Gallaudet swimming

— Japan in Deaflympics

— a freshman college soccer player

— a past deaf professional bodybuilder

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

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/emergency-quarterback-hall-of-fame-picture/

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first football game of season comes up Friday night

Friday night
Aug 18 Indiana at Trader Point

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Gallaudet swimming

a comment about Gallaudet swimmer Faye Frez-Albrecht:

She previously relied on a tap from an assistant coach to compensate for
her vision, which allows her to see only what’s directly in front of
her.

full story at:
http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/other-sports/15-watch5-sports-tech-rick-horrows-top-sportsbusiness-marketingtech-issues-week-august

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Gallaudet football

Whatever Happened to … Super Wasteman?

His name is Ogden Whitehead, but Rochester Red Wings fans probably knew
him best for roles he played as “Wasteman,” “Super Wasteman” and
“Recycleman.”

full story at:
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/rocroots/2017/08/12/whatever-happened-super-wasteman/561583001/

note:
Gallaudet football? He attended Gallaudet for one year before leaving.

And at Gallaudet he was a member of the Gallaudet football team.

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Japan in Deaflympics

Turkey: Deaflympics ends, Japan picks 27 medals

apan national team competed in 11 sport items and won 27 medals (six gold
medal, 9 silver medals and 12 bronze medals). They collected more medals
than the last Deaflympics in Bulgaria four years ago which was 21 medals.

full story at:
https://deafjapan.blogspot.com/2017/08/turkey-deaflympics-ends-japan-picks-27.html

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college deaf sports

Gracie Fitzgerald

new freshman

women’s soccer

Centre College

Danville, KY

she is listed on the web site, but since season has not yet started
it practically is blank

http://centrecolonels.com/sports/wsoc/2017-18/bios/fitzgerald_gracie_ciaw

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a past deaf professional body builder

there have no been recent updates on deaf professional bodybuilder
Katie Jean.

As a result, she has been removed from the list of active
deaf elite athletes

 

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Aug
12

2017/08/12

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DeafDigest Sports – August 12, 2017

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

http://deafdigestsports.com/
– first football game of season comes up Friday night

– Gallaudet volleyball

– another Coda at Mississippi

– college deaf athlete – walk-on wide receiver

– elite deaf swimmer – Matt Klotz

Deaf Sports Collections update
– #1 national hearing high school long jump leader
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/nebraska-walk-on-wide-receiver/

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first football game of season comes up Friday night

Friday night
Aug 18 Indiana at Trader Point

remainder of August games
Aug 22 Phoenix hosts Trivium Prep
Aug 24 Florida at Oak Hall
Aug 24 Model at Green Street Academy
Aug 25 Michigan at Atlanta (not Atlanta Area School for the Deaf)
Aug 25 Fremont at Turlock Christian
Aug 25 Indiana hosts Manual
Aug 25 Riverside at Santa Rosa
Aug 25 Alabama at Waterloo
Aug 26 Arkansas at Mississippi
Aug 26 Georgia at Tennessee
Aug 31 Colorado hosts Branson
Aug 31 Kansas hosts Christ Prep
Aug 31 Tennessee at South Carolina
Aug 31 Florida hosts Halifax Academy
Aug 31 Louisiana at Mississippi
Aug 31 Oklahoma hosts Life Christian
Aug 31 Phoenix hosts Cibecue

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Gallaudet volleyball

Gallaudet’s Coach Boren, players and alumni lead Team USA to bronze at
2017 Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey

SAMSUN, Turkey – The United States of America women’s deaf volleyball team
returned to the Deaflympics medal stand in 2017 as they earned bronze
medals after a 3-0 sweep against Ukraine on July 28 here in Turkey. Team
USA won 25-16, 25-12 and 25-22 to secure the 1,000th medal given to the
USA at the Deaflympics since 1924.

full story at:
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/wvball/2017-18/releases/teamusabronze

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another Coda at Mississippi

part of story

Farrar was raised in a series of tiny northern Mississippi towns by his
mother, who was deaf. He never knew his biological father. When
he was 13, his stepfather, also deaf, died of a heart attack.

note:

Barney Farrar, a past assistant coach at Mississippi, lost his job
because of the Houston Nutt-Hugh Freeze scandal

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college deaf athletes

Nebraska Cornhuskers WR Todd Honas won’t let hearing loss keep him from
making noise

No. 43 in your game program is 80 percent deaf in one ear and more than 90
percent deaf in the other. Honas was fitted for his first set of hearing
aids before he’d turned 1.

full story at:
https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-cornhuskers-wr-todd-honas-wont-let-hearing-loss-keep-making-noise

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elite deaf athletes

Folsom Athlete of the Week: Matthew Klotz

Matthew Klotz overcame the flu virus to win three gold medals and two
silvers at the Deaflympics held in Samsun, Turkey, July 18-30.

full story at:
http://www.folsomtelegraph.com/article/8/11/17/folsom-athlete-week-matthew-klotz

note:
Klotz is considered elite because he has competed in national (hearing)
swimming championships. Part of the above story says:

His long-term goal is to make the USA Olympic Swim trials.
 

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Aug
11

2017/08/11

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DeafDigest Sports – August 11, 2017

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet swimming

— deaf in pro tennis

— college deaf kicker

— women’s soccer

Deaf Sports Collections update
– John Chudzikiewicz, first American Deaflympics gold medal winner
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/duke-football-walkon-kicker/

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Gallaudet swimming

Gallaudet men’s and women’s swimming and diving 2017-18 schedule released

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s and women’s swimming and
diving program released its 2017-18 schedule today as announced by
sixth-year head coach Larry Curran.

full story at:
http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/mswimdive/2017-18/releases/schedule1718

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pro tennis

South Korea’s hearing-impaired NextGenATP player on steep learning curve

For former junior World No. 3, Duckhee Lee, this is only compounded having
been born deaf. The NextGenATP South Korean can hear vibrations, but must
rely on hand gestures from the umpire and line judges.

full story at:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/lee-challenger-feature-august-2017

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college deaf kicker

Unable to hear clearly on the field, this college kicker uses his other senses to succeed

William Holmquist can’t hear his teammates calling out signals. He
can’t hear his coaches shouting instructions from the sidelines, and he
can’t hear what the screaming crowd surrounding him is yelling while
he’s on the football field.

When he punted for Tufts, the play clock – not the snap count –
dictated everything his special teams unit did. Holmquist, who was born
almost deaf, only knew the ball would be snapped when the clock hit a
predetermined time.

full story at:
http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/college/acc/duke/duke-now/article166392422.html

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women’s soccer

interesting comment copied from a blog

We also need the approval of the state government to host the sixth
edition of the National Football Championship for the Deaf, scheduled to
hold next year.

The nation is Nigeria, of course, not USA!

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elite deaf athletes

Boat Racing:
Gavin Reid, Australia, member of crew in the Sydney to Hobart race

has no updates and is being removed from the elite list

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Aug
10

2017/08/10

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DeafDigest Sports – August 10, 2017

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

— another professional billiards player

— a rising senior in college soccer

— Maryland football

— former football coach Houston Nutt

Deaf Sports Collections update
— state cross country champions
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/carroll-college-soccer-player/

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upcoming August football games, two games added

Aug 18 Indiana at Trader Point
Aug 22 Phoenix hosts Trivium Prep
Aug 24 Florida at Oak Hall
Aug 24 Model at Green Street Academy
Aug 25 Michigan at Atlanta (not Atlanta Area School for the Deaf)
Aug 25 Fremont at Turlock Christian
Aug 25 Indiana hosts Manual
Aug 25 Riverside at Santa Rosa
Aug 25 Alabama at Waterloo
Aug 26 Arkansas at Mississippi
Aug 26 Georgia at Tennessee
Aug 31 Colorado hosts Branson
Aug 31 Kansas hosts Christ Prep
Aug 31 Tennessee at South Carolina
Aug 31 Florida hosts Halifax Academy
Aug 31 Louisiana at Mississippi
Aug 31 Oklahoma hosts Life Christian
Aug 31 Phoenix hosts Cibecue

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Maryland football

We have 26 boys for this fall. Camp starts on Sunday.

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college deaf athletes

women’s socer

Cassidy Walter

senior

Carroll College
(in Helena, Montana)

returns for her final season of eligibility

as the defender, played 17 of her team’s
21 games, starting 14

despite missing 4 games, ranked #7 on
her team in most minutes played on the field

managed to score one goal on three shots
throughout the season

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elite deaf athletes

Shane Van Boening

pro billiards

South Dakota

according to wikipedia, is currently ranked #1 in the world

his accomplishments in 2016 and 2017 are:
(as copied from wikipedia)

2016 Derby City Classic – 9 Ball Division (2)
2016 US Bar Table Championship – 10 Ball Division (3)
2016 US Bar Table Championship – 8 Ball Division
2016 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship (5)
2016 U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship (2)
2016 U.S. Open 8-Ball Championship
2017 U.S. Open 10-Ball Championship (3)

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former football coach Houston Nutt

we all know about former football coach Houston Nutt’s
lawsuit against University of Mississippi that was
thrown out yesterday in U.S. District Court.

He is a Coda; his father Houston Nutt, Sr, was a long
time athletic director/basketball coach at Arkansas
School for the Deaf.

During the fifties and sixties, Houston, Sr and two
deaf brothers Clyde and Fay were a feared three-some
in basketball, leading Little Rock to several national
deaf club championships. They also played for other
deaf teams in Dallas and Houston.

Houston has other brothers that were involved
in coaching – and one of them -
Denny, a basketball coach, has a hearing loss.

It is not known, however, if Houston is fluent
in ASL.

 

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Aug
09

2017/08/09

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DeafDigest Sports – August 9, 2017

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Is Cornhole a sport?

— professional billiards player

— departed senior college golfer

— a random rugby story

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf umpire in minor league baseball
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/legendary-deaf-umpire-in-baseball/

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Is Cornhole a sport?

Well, 1st annual American Deaf Cornhole National
Championships is taking place on September 29 -
Oct 1st at Huntley, IL.

Cornhole, any one?

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professional billiards player

Joe Swail, pro billiards, Northern Ireland

Despite nearing the age of 50, he is still
actively competing.  Has been elected to the
Northern Ireland Sporting Hall of Fame

According to wikipedia, his career winnings
is £1,247,48 which translates to
$1,622,851

a lot of money? Not really. He has been
playing professionally for 25 years,
and it sort of averages out to $65,000
per year – and do keep in mind these
great seasons and not so great seasons!

Over his career he has won a number of
championships.

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college deaf sports

Austin Peay – Amber Bosworth, SR, women’s golf

has used up her eligibility; did not take part
in the Deaflympics. She probably would not
have won the gold medal in women’s golf as
her average was only 82.0

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a random rugby story

from a British newspaper

England’s women’s deaf rugby team hopes to play in Australia

A woman is hoping to travel to the other side of the world next year to
represent her country at rugby.

England’s women’s deaf rugby team is trying to raise money to pay
their travel costs to Australia to play in the first world deaf rugby
sevens tournament.

The team was co-founded by Gina Iaquaniello, from Ayelands, New Ash Green,
in 2003 and she has been selected to represent England in the Australian
sevens tournament.

All the players have to raise £2,500 towards their trip which is April 22
to 26 next year.

Gina has made a start and has already raised the first few hundred pounds
but still has a long way to go.

Gina, 45, had an accident at work in 1999 which left her deaf but, having
played rugby for more than 25 years, she was not going to let it stop her
carrying on with her passion. She started playing for the England’s
women’s deaf team in 2012.

The England women’s deaf rugby team
Back then, the team was small but over the years it has grown in to a full
side of 15 players. Gina is the manager of the deaf men’s side as well
as the women’s, and she has also captained the women for the past three
years.

She said: “We have a really close bond in this team even though we are
from all different walks of life.

“The team is the only real time I socialise with other deaf people.

Gina Iaqaniello is hoping to represent her country in Australia
“We talk about funny deaf experiences together and communicate better
because we make it easier for each other to lip read.

“We also haven’t let our disability get the better of us. We just get
on with it.”

The team travelled to Yorkshire a few weeks ago for a practice sevens
tournament ahead of next year’s challenge.

Gina said: “I’m really excited for the trip to Australia, it’s an
amazing opportunity. I’ve never been there and I’m never going to get
another bite of the cherry.”

 

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Aug
08

2017/08/08

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DeafDigest Sports – August 8, 2017

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

— August football schedule, two games added

— deaf rugby championships

— Phoenix football

— ouch, a big fine over $100,000

Deaf Sports Collections update
— basketball, embarrassing national tournament game
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/fined-a-lot-of-money/

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upcoming August football games, two games added

Aug 18 Indiana at Trader Point
Aug 22 Phoenix hosts Trivium Prep
Aug 24 Florida at Oak Hall
Aug 24 Model at Green Street Academy
Aug 25 Michigan at Atlanta (not Atlanta Area School for the Deaf)
Aug 25 Fremont at Turlock Christian
Aug 25 Indiana hosts Manual
Aug 25 Riverside at Santa Rosa
Aug 25 Alabama at Waterloo
Aug 26 Arkansas at Mississippi
Aug 26 Georgia at Tennessee
Aug 31 Colorado hosts Branson
Aug 31 Kansas hosts Christ Prep
Aug 31 Tennessee at South Carolina
Aug 31 Florida hosts Halifax Academy
Aug 31 Louisiana at Mississippi
Aug 31 Oklahoma hosts Life Christian
Aug 31 Phoenix hosts Cibecue

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Phoenix football

will play three deaf opponents and their
backgrounds are interesting – Colorado
is a 6-man program; Washington is a
8-man program; Riverside is a 11-man
program.

Normally the home team dictates the
playing rules (6 man or 8 man or
11 man).

Washington was left without an annual
deaf opponent when Oregon dropped football,
and so the Phoenix game came in handy.

Dave Huber returns as head coach; he is
being assisted by Phil Major. The team
is looking for a second assistant.

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ouch, a $117,500 fine for Florida’s opponent

https://www.news4jax.com/sports/high-school/providence-school-reprimanded-fined-over-violations-fhsaa-says

Florida is mentioned:
That same school year, the Providence volleyball team went 11-6, winning
their district that included the same schools as the basketball team, plus
the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.  (Florida is not involved
with the heavy fine).

DeafDigest Sports knows of several deaf schools
that have been fined in the past for not following
state high school association rules. Sorry, not
telling which schools have been punished. It
includes one school that was fined last season.

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Elite deaf athletes

from time to time DeafDigest Sports checks on
elite deaf athletes (professional, Olympic level,
national level) to see if they are still
actively participating. Many of these elite
athlete profiles are not being updated on
the web. If this is the case, they are
removed from the list.

One such elite athlete being removed for
reason of inactivity (or non-update) is
Ivan Kanyesigye, Uganda, on the national
billiards level.

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deaf rugby

next year, the world deaf rugby sevens
tournament is taking place in Australia.

Information is scant, but what is known is
Great Britain is sending its team.

not sure if sevens tournament is part of
the other world deaf rugby championships.

This other world deaf rugby championships
is not part of the International Committee
of Sports for the Deaf governance for
one reason – the 55dB hearing loss rule
in the better ear. This rugby group allows
players with low hearing losses (20dB)
to play and has refused to revise its
hearing eligibility rules.
 

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2017/08/07

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DeafDigest Sports – August 7, 2017

Barry Strassler, editor

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Hot DeafSports News at:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

— August football schedule

— Alabama football

— confession of ASL teacher at a college

— a draft-eligible basketball player

— beach volleyball

Deaf Sports Collections update
— played almost 100 international basketball games
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/not-learning-asl/

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upcoming August football games

Aug 18 Indiana at Trader Point
Aug 24 Florida at Oak Hall
Aug 24 Model at Green Street Academy
Aug 25 Michigan at Atlanta (not Atlanta Area School for the Deaf)
Aug 25 Fremont at Turlock Christian
Aug 25 Indiana hosts Manual
Aug 25 Riverside at Santa Rosa
Aug 25 Alabama at Waterloo
Aug 26 Arkansas at Mississippi
Aug 26 Georgia at Tennessee
Aug 31 Colorado hosts Branson
Aug 31 Kansas hosts Christ Prep
Aug 31 Tennessee at South Carolina
Aug 31 Florida hosts Halifax Academy
Aug 31 Louisiana at Mississippi
Aug 31 Oklahoma hosts Life Christian

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Alabama football

part of newspaper story

Paul Kulick, Alabama School for the Deaf: Kulick returns for his second
stint as head coach of the Silent Warriors after the previous coach,
Herminio Gonzalez, moved on to the California School for the Deaf. The
Silent Warriors finished 3-7 in 2016.

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Demi Skinner, Australian national women’s basketball tea

Demi is deaf. She played one season of junior college
basketball in USA before going back to Australia.

On an Australian basketball web site, it said she
is WNBA-draft eligible in 2019.

It does not mean she will be drafted by a WNBA team;
it simply means she is eligible to join the pool of
draft-eligible women.

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confession of ASL teacher at a college

One ASL teacher told DeafDigest Sports editor
that the ASL classes she teaches at a college
is somewhat of a joke.

That college has a football team (NCAA-I),
meaning these players are on football
scholarships.

The coaching staff steered their players to
ASL classes in hopes of getting good grades
to comply with the NCAA regulations.

The players didn’t care about ASL or of the
deaf or of deafness. They just wanted to
pass the courses, hoping to get good grades
to help them stay eligible.

The teacher was tough – would not pass the
players who would not try hard to learn
ASL!

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Beach volleyball

DEAFLYMPICS – BEACH VOLLEYBALL
July 19-28, 2017
Mustafa Dagistanli Sports Hall
Samsun, Turkey

Results
Duos from Ukraine took gold and silver and a Russian team won bronze in
the men’s beach volleyball championship at the Deaflympics. The Ukraine
also took gold and bronze on the women’s side, with Lithuania grabbing
silver.

The Deaflympics beach volleyball competition featured 78 athletes from 18
countries. Teams from Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Czech Republic, Estonia,
Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland,
Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Venzuela  battled for the beach volleyball
title, which has been awarded since 2005.

as you can see from above, USA did not take part in Beach Volleyball
 

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