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Apollo runner overcomes obstacles

By Tom Elliott

Apollo HSWhen Suleimon Abdullahineeds to talk to his coach, he sends a text message, sometimes even if Tim Bengtson is standing next to him.

That's how the two communicate when an interpreter isn't around.

It's simple, really. Abdullahi was born deaf. Bengtson, St. Cloud Apollo's head cross country coach, doesn't know American Sign Language.

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Source: St. Cloud Times

HS Cross Country Roundup - September 26

texasLast Thursday, Texas traveled to the Salado Eagles Tenroc Ranch Cross-Country Invitational, suiting up the most cross country runners in school history with 16 runners in all, nine girls and seven boys.

Texas fielded the first ever complete varsity boys team of seven runners. We had a team of the minimum five girls for varsity, but fell to four runners with one out with the stomach flu. However, we fielded the team minimum of five junior varsity girls. Here are the results:

Varsity Girls 5A-6A Large Schools 5K
Ashley Harlicker (9) - 25:56 (school record)
Marcela Brentham (11) - 28:38
Yasmin Watkins (12) - 29:16
Jordan Leach (9) - 34:31

Varsity Boys 1A-4A 5K
Joe Cardenas (10) - 19:06 (school record)
Andrew Ramirez (12) - 24:17
Gabriel Veit (12) - 24:32
Tarique Sylvester (11) - 27:46
Erik Martinez (12) - 28:12
Austin Adamson (11) - 28:57
Brody Vukmonich (9) - 28:58

JV Girls 1A-6A 2 miles
Kimberly Gonzalez (11) - 18:43
Kailin Campbell (11) - 22:03
Tiffany Sellers (12) - 23:14
Brianna Matias (12) - 25:57
Savanna Stewart (12) - 37:22

Next races
Saturday, October 1 - Texas at McNeil CC Invitational, Austin, TX
Thursday, October 6 - Texas at Battlin' Badger CC Invitational, Lampasas, TX

Contributed by Head Coach Nick Bannon

HS Cross Country Roundup - September 21

texasTexas High School Cross-Country competed at the Texas Lutheran University Bulldog Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, September 17.

Full Results:

Girls - 5K
Jaida Scott, 10th - 27:35 (new TSD girls 5K record)
Jordan Leach, 9th - 33:20
Yasmin Watkins, 12th - 34:53
Kimberly Gonzales, 11th - 36:04
Kaitlyn Campbell, 11th - 44:30
Savanna Stewart, 12th - 54:56

Boys - 5K
Andrew Ramirez, 12th - 24:14
Gabriel Veit, 12th - 24:55
Tarique Sylvester, 11th - 28:00
Erik Martinez, 12th - 28:01
Austin Adamson, 11th - 30:05
Braden Ketchum, 11th - 33:20

Next Cross Country Meet: Thursday, September 22 at Salado, Texas.

Victim of Moreno Valley shooting revered as promising student-athlete at School for Deaf

By Ali Tadayon

riversideCalifornia School for the Deaf students and faculty are mourning the loss of DeSean Welch, a varsity basketball player who was shot to death Friday, Sept. 16, near Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley.

Welch's killer or killers remained at large Tuesday, said Riverside County Sheriff's Department spokesman Michael Vasquez.

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Source: The Press Enterprise

Deaf teen killed by gunman after he and friends explain in a text, 'We can't hear you'

By Veronica Rocha

riversideThe family of a deaf teen says he was killed Friday night when a gunman approached him and his deaf friends in Moreno Valley, asked them questions and began shooting as they tried to explain that they couldn’t hear him.

Najai Welch said her brother, DeSean Welch, and his friends were watching a football game at Rancho Verde High School, where the unidentified gunman approached them and began asking questions.

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Source: Los Angeles Times

Victorville Family Seeking Justice After Son Mistakenly Shot, Killed Near High School

By Whitney Irick and Tony Shin

riversideDeputies are searching for the person who shot and killed a deaf teenager on Friday near a Moreno Valley high school.

Family members are calling the 18-year-old's death "a senseless act of murder" and a case of mistaken identity.

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Source: NBC Los Angeles

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