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Aug
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
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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Aug
10

2018/08/10

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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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Aug
09

2018/08/09

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DeafDigest Sports – August 9, 2018

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

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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Aug
08

2018/08/08

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DeafDigest Sports – August 8, 2018

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

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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Aug
07

2018/08/07

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DeafDigest Sports – August 7, 2018

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

— August football games

— Florida football opponent

— random deafsports thoughts

— state archery champions

— private QB coach

— Deaflympics winners from India

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/quarterback-coach-is-deaf/

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf basketball player in hearing Olympics
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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Florida football opponent

Merritt Island Christian Cougars

part of newspaper story:

About six months into his job as head football coach for Merritt Island
Christian, Greg Gage has learned some things about being in charge of the
program.

“It’s stressful,” he said Friday, the fifth day of official practice for
Florida’s high school program. “Things are a little bit behind schedule
from where I wanted to be, but it’s coming together. It’s just going to
take time.”

note:
Florida Deaf defeated Merritt Island 27-6 last season. Florida
Deaf has a new football coach this season – Travis Homewood

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private QB coach

there was a story today that was titled:
For young QBs, private training is now seen as essential: ‘There are
coaches everywhere’

At the most scrutinized position in sports, year-round quarterback
training starts early for aspiring high school and college passers.

note:
Do we have private quarterback coaches that are deaf?

There is one – Craig Bryden, West Springfield, MA,
who is deaf. He formerly worked at Governor Baxter
School for the Deaf and American School for the
Deaf before turning his focus to football

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random deafsports thoughts

Most high school football coaches do not coach
players that eventually play on the NCAA-I level
and on the pro level (NFL and CFL)

Gary Klingensmith, the long time high school
football coach that is deaf, had never coached
a NFL player. He has coached just a few NCAA-I
players, but they were invited walk-ons and
were essentially special teams players.

This is not a reflection on Craig Bryden’s
QB coaching skills.

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state archery champions

late news but from 47 School for the Deaf (NYC)
alumni newsletter

Shooting Tigers of 47 win 2018 NYS Olympic Archery
championship

the archery team won the state conference championship
for the third consecutive year, and four of the team’s
top shooters were selected as regional all-stars

team finished the regular season undefeated for the second
time in four years

note:
story was not clear if the deaf school won all-classes
state archery championship or if it was small schools
championship

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Deaflympics winners from India

newspaper headline

A Year After Getting Their Medals, Indian Deaflympics Winners Are Still
Waiting for Prize Money

“We keep going to offices of sports ministries, in Haryana and the
central government, but nothing happens”
 

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DeafDigest Sports – August 3, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— Deaflympics crisis

— soccer team eats meals and sleeps on the side of the highway

— August football games

— random deafsports thoughts

— change of athletic directors at one school and duties
at another school

— Fiji Deaf Sevens Rugby

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

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/during-happier-days-in-2016/

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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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Deaflympics crisis

Deaf sports crisis deepens after almost 50 countries oppose appointment of
new ICSD President

Divisions are growing within the global deaf sports community ©ICSD
Crisis levels surrounding the International Committee of Sports for the
Deaf (ICSD) have intensified today after 46 countries called on the
International Olympic Committee (IOC) to intervene in what they describe
as an “unacceptable coup” by the organisation’s Board.

It followed the appointment of Australia’s Rebecca Adam as President for
the next three years by the Board earlier this week in a decision made
without consultation with the wider membership.

A group of 46 countries from four regional Confederations have appealed to
the IOC administration and Ethics Commission to intervene in “supporting
the ICSD’s own constitution” at a “critical juncture” for the community.

Controversy escalated in May this year when ICSD President Valery
Rukhledev was arrested and placed under house arrest for two months in his
home country of Russia.

The 70-year-old, a six-time Deaflympics champion for the Soviet Union
between 1969 and 1977 in Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling who had led
the world governing body since 2013, was charged under the Russian
Criminal Code and accused of embezzling over RUB50 million
(£604,000/$803,800/€690,000) from the All-Russian Society of the Deaf
in Moscow.

An ICSD statement following a Board meeting in Yerevan on Monday (July
30), chaired by acting President Kang Chen, said that Rukhledev took the
“serious decision to retire with immediate effect” after “five years of
faithful duty”.

Rebecca Adam has been announced as the new ICSD President ©YouTube
Rebecca Adam has been announced as the new ICSD President ©YouTube
“The ICSD Executive Board wishes to thank Dr. Rukhledev for taking this
step and hopes that all matters against him will be resolved in his
favour,” the statement added.

“Following the statement of Dr. Rukhledev, there was an unanimous decision
by the ICSD Executive Board members to appoint Mrs. Rebecca Adam as the
new ICSD President from the August 1, 2018 until the next ICSD Congress
scheduled for 2021.”

The Board added that it was their duty to “provide a clear path to follow
and to regain the confidence of the international community”.

It has prompted a fierce reaction from the wider membership, though, with
calls intensifying for an Extraordinary Congress to be held as soon as
possible.

Other problems currently being faced including a failure to confirm hosts
for next year’s Winter Deaflympics – currently expected to take place in
northern Italy in December 2019 – and the 2021 summer edition.

“We remain hopeful of resolving issues like financial and anti-doping
irregularities, the absence of hosts for the Deaflympics and the continued
lack of support for deaf athletes in many countries, but for this to
happen the ICSD has to show partners that it can be trusted to follow the
rules,” Frouke van Winsum, The Netherlands Deaf Sport Federation President
who is a leading figure in the protest, said.

“For the ICSD Board to continue to overlook the demands of its members,
the needs of its athletes, the trust of its partners and the clear message
of the IOC is simply unacceptable.

“Far more countries than are required by the ICSD constitution have
already called for an Extraordinary Congress.

“I have no doubt we will prevail because those are the rules of our
organisation.

“It is deeply unfortunate that it seems the ICSD’s Executive Board deny
its commitments to these rules in an attempt to hold on to power, and for
us to have to ask the IOC to intervene.”

Under ICSD rules, a minimum of 38 countries from two regional
Confederations is required for an Extraordinary Congress to be held.

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany,
Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, The
Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland and United Kingdom are European signatories.

They are joined by Algeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya, Mali and
Nigeria in Africa as well as Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Colombia,
Jamaica, Mexico, Peru and United States in the Americas and Chinese
Taipei, Hong Kong, Nepal and Yemen in Asia.

There are 113 listed ICSD members.

None of the top nations on the 2017 Summer Deaflympics medals table –
Russia, Ukraine, South Korea, Turkey, China, Japan, Iran and Venezuela –
have so far joined the critics.

Other figures quoted in the press release today opposing the ICSD Board
include Portugal Deaf Sport Federation President Susana Lourenco and
Australia’s Dean Barton-Smith, the President of the ICSD Athletes’
Commission.

Lourenco highlighted the failure to find hosts for events and criticised
the absence of certainty on the future of the Deaflympics.

Barton-Smith attacked the “disgraceful Executive Board that is
focused…on clinging to power” and called for the organisation to “start
afresh, with the right people, with the right governance skills and the
right experience to reboot and restore deaf sport globally”.

The IOC Executive Board announced last month they were withholding all
payments to the ICSD because of the continuing allegations of embezzlement
against Rukhledev.

Representatives from the two organisations are due to meet on September
12.

It followed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two
bodies in 2016.

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random deafsports thoughts

it is sad that Deaflympics nations are bickering with each
other.

IOC has suspended payments and we need to work together
to get funding restored instead of wasting time arguing
with each other!

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Gambia national deaf soccer team

part of newspaper story

Gambia Deaf Sports Association Expressed Disappointment, Called for
Government Intervention

According to Lamin Ceesay, the President of the association the complaint
came as a result of their predicament they encountered last year while
going to Bamako for a continental championship dubbed Africa Day ,during
the trip, he said they spend almost three days on the way and slept and
cooked on the highway.

note:
no money means no lodging and meals at hotels. It is not good
when a team has to cook their meals and sleep on the side of
the highway.

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Arkansas sports

The new athletic director is Tommy Varner, who also
coaches the school football team

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Ohio sports

Dawn Johnson and Bill Estes will share A.D. duties.

Bill as Athletics POC/Logistics and Dawn as Athletics Operations

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Fiji Deaf Sevens rugby

FORMER national sevens captain Waisale Serevi will coach the Fiji
Barbarians (Fiji Deaf sevens team) in their preparation for the next
Oceania Pacific Deaf Championship in 2020.

Speaking at the Rugby for Change Seminar at the Oceania Centre Pavilion at
USP, Serevi said he was willing to coach the Barbarians and was going to
try to help make the first place after they reached third in the World
Deaf Rugby Sevens earlier this year.

“I was talking with the team chairperson and he asked if I would be able
to coach the team and I am more than willing to help them out,” he said.

Fiji Deaf Rugby Association manager Paula Ranatawake said he was very
thankful that Serevi was willing to jump on board to help train the team.

“The association was pleased to hear the news as Fiji is expected to
host the next Pacific Regional Games and even though it’s a few years
away, we are ready,” Ranatawake said.

“Since it will be on home ground, we are positive with Sir Serevi’s
help we can win.”

The Oceania Pacific Deaf Championship is expected to be held in Fiji in
2020.
 

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DeafDigest Sports – August 2, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— August football games (a correction)

— random deafsports thoughts

— Adham Talaat

— college deaf basketball player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— swimming gold medal
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-gold-medal-swimmer-jeff-float/

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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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random deafsports thoughts

today’s newspaper headline

Kurdish mathematician Cauchar Birkar, receives the Fields Medal
award, math’s most prestigious prize, during the International Congress of
Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 1, 2018. 

One of the winners of the award known as the Nobel Prize for mathematics
had his gold medal stolen minutes after it was given to him. Caucher
Birkar, a Kurdish refugee turned Cambridge University math professor, was
among four winners of the prestigious Fields Medal on Wednesday in Rio de
Janeiro.

note:
In the 1977 Deaflympics, swimmer Jeff Float won ten gold medals.
All of these medals were stolen!

The American Athletic Association of the Deaf made good on it by
having ten gold medals duplicated and given to him months later.
 
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a press release

The St. James Launches Football Program Led by Gallaudet All American
Adham Talaat

Former NFL free agent leads comprehensive, all-ages football program at
Greater Washington region’s premier sports, wellness and active
entertainment destination

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va., Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The St. James announced
the launch of its football program, providing one of the broadest range of
on the field and off the field developmental and training opportunities
available in the country. The program, which will be led by Gallaudet
All-American Adham Talaat, will feature everything from learn-to-play to
position-specific skills training to competitive flag and 7-on-7 leagues.

“The football fan base in the Washington region is among the most
passionate in the country, following and playing the game as intensely as
any community anywhere,” said Craig Dixon, co-founder and co-CEO of The
St. James. “Under Adham’s leadership, we are aiming to help elevate the
great football tradition of this region by offering the most comprehensive
program imaginable.”

Talaat was a star defensive end at Gallaudet where he helped lead the team
to its first conference championship in school history and was a finalist
for the Gagliardi Trophy, which honors the nation’s best Division III
football player.

He went on to train as a free agent with the Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City
Chiefs and New York Giants, becoming the fourth deaf player in NFL
history.

In addition to his role as director of football, Talaat will serve as a
strength and conditioning coach in The St. James High Performance Center. 
Before joining The St. James, Talaat was a strength and conditioning coach
at his alma mater Gallaudet working with student-athletes across a variety
of sports and positions.  He also worked with the University of Southern
California’s football strength and conditioning program.

“As a football lover and former college player, I couldn’t be more excited
about the opportunity we have to contribute to the safe learning and
enjoyment of the game,” said Kendrick Ashton, co-founder and co-CEO of The
St. James. “Adham’s knowledge of all facets of the game and commitment to
teaching how to play it safely are unparalleled, and we look forward to
building a wholly unique opportunity to train, compete, study and have
fun.”

The St. James football program brings together excellent coaching, broad
offerings and best-in-class playing and training venues.  Highlights of
the program include:

note:
This press release needs additional clarification.

Adham was a d3football.com All-American honorable mention.

The only Gallaudet first team All-American is Shannon
Simon, at offensive tackle, in the late eighties.

Adham was a CoSIDA Academic All-American (that is a really
legit award)

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college deaf basketball player

Missy Sadler

rising junior

women’s basketball

St Thomas Aquinas College (NY – NCAA-II)

played 32 games; starting 3

averaged 3.8 points per game

averaged 2.8 rebounds per game

only played 11.1 minutes per game

she is 6’0 tall
 

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— August football games

— random deafsports thoughts

— deaf collegiate diver

— Derrick Coleman update

— past Gallaudet athlete becomes school superintendent

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf coxswain of NCAA-I women’s crew team
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/hall-of-famer-becoming-superintendent/

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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 hosts Life Christian Academy (conflict?)
Aug 30 Oklahoma at Arkansas (conflict?)
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.

There is a conflict with two Oklahoma games on August 30th;
need to get this straightened out

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deaf collegiate diver

Jessica Kugelman

rising junior

diver, women’s swimming team

Renselaer Poly (NY, NCAA-III)

her profile is:
2016-17: First among team’s divers with 265.00 points … Won 13 times,
finished second four times and third three times … School records in six
3-meter dives (291.40 points) and 11 3-meter dives (489.50) … Second at
Liberty League Championship in both 1-meter (374.60) and 3-meter (387.60)
… Fifth in NCAA Regional in 3-meter (447.75) and 24th in 1-meter
(379.15) … Competed in NCAA Championship, placing 17th in both 1-meter
(371.30) and 3-meter (393.05) … Liberty League Weekly Honor Roll once
… Liberty League Rookie of the Week three times … ECAC Division III
North Rookie of the Week twice … Liberty League Diver of the Week five
times … Team’s Rookie of the Year ..

this 2017-18 season
finished 1st in three dual meets

did not place in top three in the season-ending 2018 Liberty League
Championships

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random deafsports thoughts

see this headline:

The NBA has become the first major U.S. sports league to sign an official
betting sponsor.

for a long time, the American Athletic Association of the Deaf was a
haven for hard core deaf gamblers that wanted to place bets on
contending deaf basketball teams. Attendance at these national
tournaments have been pretty much packed.

The AAAD has changed to USA Deaf Basketball, which no longer
allows betting on games. Attendance at these tournaments, while
satisfactory, did not reach these AAAD attendance levels.

Either times have changed – or – deaf gamblers looked for
different venues to place their bets.

Yes, gambling and sports, do not mix, either deaf or hearing!

 
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Derrick Coleman update

from a Falcons posting

Rookie Daniel Marx leading fullback battle

The Falcons didn’t get much from Derrick Coleman at fullback last year
and were obviously missing Patrick DiMarco at times. So, they brought in
three new faces to compete for the spot this year.

Stanford’s Daniel Marx looks to be coach Dan Quinn’s favorite and he
got first-team reps today.

note:
not good news for Derrick, but it is still early in the
pre-season. Too many things could happen

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past Gallaudet athlete becomes school superintendent

Luanne Barron, a past top notch Gallaudet volleyball
player, has been appointed as the new superintendent
at Kansas School for the Deaf.

She also represented USA in the Deaflympics in the past.

Congrats, Luanne.
 

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— legendary Gallaudet athlete featured in a magazine

— Florida football

— random deafsports thoughts

— deaf soccer discrimination in Somalia

— deaf swimming championships

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Gallaudet first participation in national tournament
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/most-decorated-gallaudet-athlete/

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Gallaudet legend Ronda Jo Miller featured in NCAA Champion magazine

INDIANAPOLIS – Gallaudet University Athletics Hall of Famer Ronda Jo
Miller, ’01 is profiled in the Summer 2018 issue of Champion magazine
published by the NCAA.

The story, which was nearly a year in the making, was written by Matthew
Holmes, Assistant Director – Championships & Alliances with the NCAA. The
profile story is titled “Gallaudet star soared on both the basketball and
volleyball courts” and can be read here:
http://www.ncaa.org/champion/gallaudet-star-soared-both-basketball-and-volleyball-courts.

Miller, now Ronda Jo Donatucci, was inducted into the Gallaudet Athletics
Hall of Fame in 2008 for women’s basketball and 2014 for women’s
volleyball.

The story catches up with Donatucci and reflects on her astonishing career
at Gallaudet that saw her set team, conference and national records.

Miller, who had her No. 23 women’s basketball jersey retired on Feb. 8,
2014, was a three-time Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)
All-American first team selection, three-time Capital Athletic Conference
(CAC) Player of the Year and holds numerous school records. She led
Division III in scoring average (26.3 points per game) during the 1998-99
season when the Bison (24-6) reached the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA
tournament. She still holds the Division III all-time career mark for
rebounds (1,545) in 106 games played. Gallaudet made two appearances in
the NCAA tournament (1996-97, 1998-99) with Miller leading the way.

She was a three-time CAC Player of the Year (1996, ’97, ’99) in
women’s volleyball and a three-time American Volleyball Coaches
Association (AVCA) all-region honoree (1996, ’97, ’99). She became the
first women’s volleyball player to earn CAC Player and Rookie of the
Year in the same season (1996) and a four-time All-CAC first team
selection. Miller helped the Bison win their third and fourth CAC
championships (1996, ’99) and make two NCAA tournament appearance. Her
four single-season kill totals rank first (1,038 in 1999), second (896,
’97), third (845, ’98) and fifth (720, ’96) in CAC history and are
in the Top 10 in Division III history. She finished her career with a NCAA
record 3,579 kills (tops in Division I, II, III) on 7,117 attacks (.389
hitting percentage) in 583 sets played.

note:
She got to play for the Washington Mystics in one pre-season
game. This appearance represents that highest level in major
league sports (ML, NFL, NHL, NBA, MLS and WNBA) that a Gallaudet
athlete could ever participate, regardless if it was a
regular season game or a pre-seson game.

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random deafsports thoughts

Ronda Jo Miller continues to get athletic honors.

There is one thing missing – she broke all these
volleyball records – yet never made the national
NCAA-III volleyball All-American honors!

She made national NCAA-III All-American basketball
honors three times, but in volleyball, zero!

A crying shame, it is.

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Florida football

Seven of the eight programs in St. Johns County will kick off practice
today. The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will begin
preparations for its 105th season later under first-year head coach Travis
Homewood.

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deaf soccer in Somalia

Somalia’s deaf footballers create their own league

A group of deaf football players in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, have set
up their own league after being blocked from joining existing teams.

The teams have been playing since 2010, and have been steadily gathering
support.

They hope to eventually be recognised by Somalia’s football federation.

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deaf swimming

MATTHEW KLOTZ BREAKS 2 DEAF WORLD RECORDS AT US NATIONALS

American Deaflympian Matthew Klotz has broke three World Deaf Swimming
Records last week in Irvine at the 2018 US National Championships.

First, in a time trial, he swam a 23.14 in the 50 long course meter
freestyle, which broke the World Record of 23.34 done by Marcus Titus at
the 2015 World Deaf Swimming Championships. Klotz’s previous personal
best was 23.46 from 2016.

Titus, one of the most successful deaf swimmers in history, was a
three-time member of the USA Swimming National Team and a 12-time NCAA
All-American at Arizona.

Then, in the 50 back, Klotz broke his own World Record twice: first with a
26.06 in prelims, which tied him for 20th place in the heats, and then
again with a 25.95 in the C-Final, which placed him 19th overall.
Klotz’s previous World Record of 26.26 was done at the 2017 Deaflympics.

Klotz is a rising junior at LSU, where last season he had matching
18th-place finishes for LSU at the SEC Championships in both the 100 yard
(47.57) and 200 yard (1:43.80) backstrokes. He also swam on LSU’s
8th-place 200 free relay, with a team-best split of 19.52.

There were no strobe lights or hand signals used to start races at this
meet.
 

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