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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
14

2018/08/14

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DeafDigest Sports – August 14, 2018

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

— August football games, including this week

— Florida football

— Indiana football

— Minnesota fall sports

— random deafsports thoughts

— West Africa deaf soccer championship finals

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

— Gage update

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

(an old Dummy Hoy joke by DeafDigest cartoonist)

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

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

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deaf schools football games – August

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

games remainder of August:
Aug 23 Florida hosts Oak Hall

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

Aug 25 Louisiana hosts Georgia
Aug 25 Fremont at North Tahoe

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

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

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

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Florida football

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

note: they play Florida deaf on August 23rd

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Indiana football

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

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

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Minnesota sports

MSAD names Johnson assistant volleyball coach

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

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

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

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West Africa deaf soccer championship finals

Mali  1
Nigeria 0

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Gage update

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

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random deafsports thoughts

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

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

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

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

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Aug
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
06

2018/08/06

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DeafDigest Sports – August 6, 2018

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

— August football games

— Sierra Leone soccer

— West Africa soccer score

— a past Gallaudet basketball player now playing semi pro

— random deafsports thoughts

— DeafDigest Sports congratulates Bob Dramin

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

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

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deaf schools football games – August

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

Aug 23 Florida hosts Oak Hall

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

Aug 25 Louisiana hosts Georgia
Aug 25 Fremont at North Tahoe

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

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

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

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Sierra Leone soccer anger

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

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West Africa Deaf Football (soccer) tournament

Ghana       9
Benin       0

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past Gallaudet women’s basketball player Zamica Gage

from a tweet

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

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

Her jersey number is  zero

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random deafsports thoughts

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

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

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DeafDigest Sports congratulates Bob Dramin

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

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

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

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

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

Darrell Hovinen

 

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Jul
29

2018/07/29

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DeafDigest Sports – July 29, 2018

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

— Gallaudet football tweet

— random deafsports thoughts

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

— college deaf hockey player

— minor league pitcher off to a rocky start

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

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

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Gallaudet football tweet

ECFC

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

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random deafsports thoughts

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

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

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

According to the university web site:

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

note:

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

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college deaf hockey player

Garrett Gintoli

rising sophomore

men’s hockey team

Milwaukee School of Engineering

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

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

he scored 5 goals

he assisted on 11 goals

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

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minor league pitcher off to a rocky start

Cason Sherrod, Miami Marlins farm team

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

has pitched 9 games, all in relief

ERA is 6.35

record is 1-2

11.1 innings pitched so far

note:

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

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

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22

2018/07/22

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DeafDigest Sports – July 22, 2018

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

— 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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DeafDigest Sports – July 12, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— attention: for interested football coaches

— random deafsports thoughts

— these Dummy Hoy movies

— deaf soccer tweet

— first deaf major league player

— write up on U-21 basketball player

— deaf school football team vs big university football team

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

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

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

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for interested football coaches

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

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

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

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

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U-21 updates

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

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

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

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

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

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how many Hoy movies so far?

from a Kentucky newspaper

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

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deaf soccer tweet

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

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Ed Dundon

from a web posting

On this Day: Ed Dundon was born

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

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

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Tennessee Deaf football

mentioned briefly in a newspaper story

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

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U-21 USA player

newspaper story

INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATION

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

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

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

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

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

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random deafsports thoughts

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

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

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

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05

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DeafDigest Sports – July 5, 2018

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

— deaf rugby

— random deafsports thoughts

— college deaf soccer player

— deaf equestrian rider

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

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

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Tennis World USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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deaf rugby

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

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

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college deaf soccer player

Claire Fitzpatrick

junior

women’s soccer

University of Scranton (NCAA-III)

her profile:
Sophomore Year (2016)

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

Freshman Year (2015)

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

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

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random deafsports thoughts

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

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Equestrian riding

Jamie Barge, female, California

still competing against world’s best riders

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

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DeafDigest Sports – July 1, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— gifted 13-year old swimmer

— bad senior season for deaf NCAA-I golfer

— deaf pitcher in independent league

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

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

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random deafsports thoughts

to be deaf or to be hearing?

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

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

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

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

A hearing administrator told DeafDigest Sports editor
about it.

Very disappointing, that attitude!

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13-year old deaf swimmer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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bad senior season for deaf NCAA-I golfer

Rylee Reinertson

senior, last season of eligibility

men’s golf

University of Oklahoma

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

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

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deaf pitcher in independent league

Dmitri Kourtis

pitcher

Lincoln Salt Dogs

independent minor league team (not part of organized ball)

his second season with the team

occassional starter, but mostly as a relief pitcher

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

ERA is 4.23 (it was 3.40 last season)
 

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30

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DeafDigest Sports – June 30, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— announcement of new Gallaudet athletic director

— another Cason Sherrod write up

— Wimbledon tennis

— deaf volleyball

— deaf rugby

— Texas deaf football prediction

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

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

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Gallaudet sports

Victor Mansure named Athletic Director at Gallaudet University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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today write up in newspaper on Cason Sherrod

Miami Marlins Prospects: Spotlight on Seventh Round Pick Cason Sherrod

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

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

Unfinished business. Senior season.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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random deafsports thoughts

the headline screamed:

Mexico shocks U.S. in FIBA World Cup qualifying

it was hearing basketball

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

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

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

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Wimbledon tennis

Deaf Player Aiming to Play against Federer, Nadal at Wimbledon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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deaf volleyball

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

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

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

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

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deaf rugby

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

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Texas football

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

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