Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Biographical Drama About First Deaf MLB Player Being Filmed in West Kentucky

By Liz Tretter

Dummy HoyA biographical drama about the first deaf Major League Baseball player is being filmed in west Kentucky. The Silent Natural follows the story of late 19th Century baseball player William “Dummy” Hoy.

Director, writer and producer David Risotto said the story of Dummy Hoy takes place in a small western town during the 1880s.

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Source: WKMS

*Photo credit public domain - Wikimedia Commons

Ashley Derrington: Being deaf in sports

Limping ChickenI have the incredible honor of being a part of the USA Deaf Women’s National Team for soccer (see our team photo below!). Before joining this team, I played sports competitively my whole life.

Now, being deaf or hard of hearing does not mean we are not capable of playing high level sports. We just have to adjust some things when it comes to communication. So what does that mean exactly? For me, personally, it’s a lot of visual cues such as reading the body language of others.

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Source: The Limping Chicken

Team Kyte to compete at 2018 Canada Deaf Games

By Celina Ip

2018 Canadian Deaf GamesBeginning with their dad, Dr. John Kyte, Ottawa’s Kyte family has a long history of hearing loss due to auditory nerve degeneration. All five of Dr. Kyte’s sons (James (Jim), Jimmy, John, Frayne and Rob) were born legally deaf and his grandchildren (Abigayle, Emma, Thomas, Johnny Jr., Patrick, and Sean) were affected by varying degrees.

With a profound 100 dB hearing loss, Jim Kyte remains the only deaf player to have played in the National Hockey League. Upon retiring from his professional hockey career in 1998, Jim Kyte had logged 640 regular season and playoff games over 13 seasons with five teams—Winnipeg, Pittsburgh, Calgary, Ottawa and San Jose.

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Source: The Daily Observer

Organisers proud as Australian Deaf Games end in Albury-Wodonga

By Janet Howie

2018 Deaf Australian GamesFor all the cross-border unity shown throughout the 2018 Australian Deaf Games, the old state rivalries could not be contained during Saturday’s closing ceremony.

NSW recorded the most points overall to take out the JML Cup narrowly from Victoria, to the delight of every team member present in The Cube Wodonga.

NSW team representative Stuart Clear accepted the trophy and later told The Border Mail of the longstanding duel between the two states.

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Source: The Border Mail

Tenpin bowler, 81, still strikes at Australian Deaf Games

By Janet Howie

2018 Deaf Australian GamesBuehow, 81, one of the oldest competitors at this week’s Australian Deaf Games, has been taking part in the tenpin bowling tournament in Wodonga.

Since starting the sport in 1975, the Brisbane bowler has been to “maybe five or six” Australian Deaf Games and also represented her country at three Deaflympics, in Italy, Bulgaria and Turkey.

Although not a medallist at international level, Buehow did not leave last year’s games in Samsun, Turkey, empty-handed.

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Source: The Border Mail

Wagga’s Matthew Shannon and Matthew Lloyd are competing at the Australian Deaf Games

By Rochelle Brown

2018 Deaf Australian GamesWagga’s Matthew Shannon and Matthew Lloyd have been deaf since birth but it hasn’t stopped them from dominating the volleyball world.

Both have had their equal share of challenges in taking on the sport but they have a clear message of advice for deaf children across the Riverina.

“My advice would be to be a part of the deaf games,” Mr Shannon said.

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Source: The Daily Advertiser


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