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Aug
10

2018/08/10

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DeafDigest Sports – August 10, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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
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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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Aug
08

2018/08/08

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DeafDigest Sports – August 8, 2018

barry@deafdigest.com
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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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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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Aug
03

2018/08/03

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DeafDigest Sports – August 3, 2018

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

— 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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02

2018/08/02

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DeafDigest Sports – August 2, 2018

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

— 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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DeafDigest Sports – August 1, 2018

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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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DeafDigest Sports – July 31, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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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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DeafDigest Sports – July 26, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— dedication to a deaf schools coach

— Curtis Pride updates, representing Gallaudet baseball

— random deafsports thoughts

— fall sports at American Deaf

— fall coaches at Minnesota Deaf

Deaf Sports Collections update
— almost hearing world record in track
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/baseball-jersey-for-special-day/

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dedication to a deaf schools coach

DeafDigeest Sports dedicates this edition to
Dean Swaim that departed us.

After graduating from Gallaudet where he was an
outstanding wrestler, he embarked on a long
career as teacher, principal and coach at
several deaf schools. His last stop was at
California School for the Deaf at Fremont.

He founded the wrestling team at Berkeley
(which moved to Fremont) and coached the
football team to a Team of the Year honor.

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Gallaudet baseball

Gallaudet’s Curtis Pride to partake in Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ Deaf
Awareness Night on Aug. 19

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Gallaudet University baseball head coach Curtis Pride
will participate in the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ Deaf Awareness Night at
Pelicans Ballpark on Sunday, Aug. 19. The Pelicans, the Single-A affiliate
of the Chicago Cubs, play host to the Buies Creek Astros, the Single-A
affiliate for the Houston Astros, at 6:05 p.m.

Coach Pride along with Pelicans players and coaches will host a free youth
baseball clinic for members of the deaf community.

GU’s Curtis Pride to participate in Celebrate ADA Day at Oriole Park on
July 26

BALTIMORE – Gallaudet University baseball head coach Curtis Pride will
participate in the Baltimore Orioles’ Celebrate Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) Day at Oriole Park on Thursday, July 26. The
Orioles play host to the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:05 p.m.

Coach Pride will catch the ceremonial first pitch from Laura Owens,
President of TransCen in Rockville, Md. TransCen is a nonprofit
organization dedicated to improving education and employment for youth
with disabilities.

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American fall sports

the fall season schedules for soccer and volleyball
have been released.

The soccer and volleyball teams continue to play against
other deaf schools.

The soccer schedule includes 14 regular season games
plus the ESDAA-I tournament.

The volleyball schedule includes an early season
Spike Out hosted by Kentucky School for the Deaf.
Asides from the host team, Spike Out opponents
are South Carolina, Ohio and Michigan. As
with soccer, there is a ESDAA-I tournament.

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Minnesota fall season coaches
 
MSAD announces head coaches for fall season

Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf announced who will be manning the
sidelines for the Trojans’ this fall.

Jason Branden returns for his third year as head coach and his fourth year
coaching in the program. He was an assistant to Kevin Rademacher in 2015.

“Jason is an old school coach yet he loves to teach techniques to our
players,” said MSAD activities director Lee Jones. “He also is a hard
worker and aims to have kids to strive for greatness.”

Every MSAD coaching position is contracted annually, so while the position
was listed as open, it has been Branden’s intention to return.

“I love challenges every year. Some years you might not have players
that are athletic as we used to have,” Branden said. “Right now, I
know we have players who worked twice as hard. I want to see my players
succeed in football. It takes each player to invest in the team. That’s
how we succeed.”

Branden will be assisted by Ryan Hastings who will start his first year
coaching. He is also an activities coordinator at MSAD.

“I believe he can bring a lot to the table with his knowledge of
football. I believe he will do good for our football program,” Branden
said. “I’m looking forward to work with him and also learn something
new from him. I’m open to learn something new every day.”

Taking over as volleyball head coach is former MSAD athlete Tabitha
Anderson. The 2014 grad was a 1,000 point scorer in basketball, an
all-Faribault Daily News selection in volleyball and was one of the
Trojans’ top throwers in track and field. She also played softball for
the now defunct Faribault Academies.

Anderson said that MSAD “is where my heart is” and that she
“…would love to contribute the girls my experiences and knowledge from
this wonderful athlete program! I want to continue that so the current
players are able to have similar experiences I received from those
wonderful coaches who taught me a lot.”

“Tabitha is an alumna and well-known athlete during high school days.
She brings the competitiveness mind into the program,” Jones said.
“Tabitha understood the system that we run through the program. I felt
with her being a head coach would bring the kids together because of the
similar experience. She would understood kids better because she was in
their shoes before.”

While attending college at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C.,
Anderson gained coaching experience as an assistant with The Learning
Center for the Deaf (Marie Philip School) in Framingham, Massachusetts in
the 2017-18 season. Anderson also coached MSAD co-ed elementary basketball
in 2015.

“I want to be able to see them grow throughout the season,” Anderson
said of her goals for the team. “I want them to know how important it is
to have fun with volleyball with great sportsmanship! The team may be
young and I want them to be able to develop their skills. I want them to
be able to grow and understand how to love the game they play.”

 

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DeafDigest Sports – July 22, 2018

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet football tweet

— Gallaudet baseball

— college deaf basketball player

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

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

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Gallaudet football tweet
ECFC

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

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

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elite women’s basketball player

Debi Skinner Australian basketball update

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

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

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random deafsports thoughts

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

Sad to say!

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Gallaudet baseball

Curtis Pride to throw the first pitch

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

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

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

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college deaf basketball player

Lauren Godfrey

rising senior

women’s basketball

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

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

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

averaged 3.6 points per game

 

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