Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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Meet the Goannas: The quiet achievers of Aussie basketball

By Warren Yiu

Australia Deaf BasketballLike most 7 year olds, Jordan Woolmer was always in a hurry.

So naturally, he was all in for a game of tag with the other kids at the back of the vacation care centre in which he stayed during the school holidays.

He still remembers the scene to this day.

“There was a massive wooden cubby house, a sandpit with a giant swing, and a paved pathway leading to the backdoor of the building,” he recalled.

Read more: http://pickandroll.com.au/goannas-aussie-basketball/

Source: The Pick and Roll

GUEST COLUMN: The passing of a GSD legend

By Ernest McDaniel

georgiaI was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Willie Wooten, a schoolboy basketball legend who played at Georgia School for the Deaf from 1973-1976. The name brought back fond memories of cold winter nights when every store in Cave Spring would close early for home games and townsfolk from the surrounding area would come to see the wonder boys of GSD play basketball.

Talmadge Gymnasium on the GSD campus was a small venue that would hold maybe 300, but for home games it was always standing room only, and the place would be packed to the rafters. They came to see the team that dominated Region 6B — the B Class was the smallest state classification at the time — and more often than not, they were entertained by a high-speed offense and stifling defense from a team led by Willie Wooten.

Read more: http://m.northwestgeorgianews.com/rome/sports/local/guest-column-the-passing-of-a-gsd-legend/article_98ff7f3c-7a35-11e6-a0ac-03d169c88772.html?mode=jqm

Source: Rome News-Tribune

Blackford grad Lauren Godfrey achieves dream of making 2017 Deaflympics

By Andrew Walker

USADB InternationalThe piece of paper was hung up on the wall, and she looked, anxiously, for her name.

There it was: Lauren Godfrey.

She made it.

All her life, Godfrey has loved the game of basketball, and her passion showed up on the court growing up in Montpelier, and she developed into a three-time all-Central Indiana Athletic Conference point guard at Blackford High School.

Read more: http://www.hartfordcitynewstimes.com/news/local/blackford-grad-lauren-godfrey-achieves-dream-of-making-deaflympics/article_8fd3600c-62ef-11e6-af24-b715048ac451.html

Source: Hartford City News Times

Kenya made light work of Uganda to qualify after winning both games

2016 Africa Deaf Basketball ChampionshipsAfrica Deaf Basketball Championship

Uganda 28 Kenya 68
Kenya 57 Uganda 43

This was witnessed on Wednesday after the local deaf team hosted Kenya and lost both encounters at the Africa Deaf Olympics qualifiers at Lugogo Arena in Kampala.

Kenya made light work of Uganda to qualify after winning both games against Uganda, 68-28 and 57-43.

Read more: http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1432334/poor-preps-costs-uganda-deaf-basketball-olympics

Source: New Vision

Neild Makes Team USA for 2017 Deaflympics

USADB InternationalNORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Following a tryout period two weeks ago in Maryland, rising sophomore Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) of the Merrimack College women's basketball team earned a spot on the United States national team ahead of the 2017 Deaflympics, which will be played next summer in Samsun, Turkey.

Read more: http://www.merrimackathletics.com/sports/wbkb/2016-17/releases/20160714f6s6hr

Source: Merrimack Athletics

United States ends drought, wins gold at Deaf Pan Am Games

By Bill Cauley

2016 PanAM Deaf BasketballThe U.S. men's basketball team ended a seven-year drought at the Pan American Deaf Basketball Tournament on Wednesday at Maryland School for the Deaf.

The team, which features former MSD boys basketball standout Shawn Harrington, went undefeated in the five-team tournament, winning its first gold medal since 2009 with a 97-53 win over Argentina in the gold medal game.

Source: Frederick News-Post


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