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Norway’s Ortman joins USA 20U deaf basketball team

By Adam Niemi

USADB InternationalConnor Ortman is taking his basketball skills abroad this year.

The upcoming Norway High School senior is a member of the USA 20U Deaf Basketball team in the Deaf Basketball Championships in Bolivia.

The team will practice starting this summer in Washington D.C. and play in a nearly week-long tournament in Bolivia Oct. 8-14.

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Source: The Daily News

NW Yellow Jackets & VAD win NWADB championships

64th Annual Men’s and 27th Annual Women’s 
Northwest Association of the Deaf Basketball (NWADB) Tournament

March 24-25, 2017 @ Boise, Idaho

2017 NWADB MBB NW Yellow Jackets Champ
2017 NWADB Men Champions - Northwest Yellow Jackets (Photo courtesy of NWADB)

Men’s Results
1st - Northwest Yellow Jackets
2nd - Oregon
3rd - NorCal
4th - Bandits
5th - Vancouver AD
6th - 208
7th - SacTown

Most Valuable Player - Sam Harris, Northwest Yellow Jackets
Most Outstanding Player - Matt Boyd, Oregon
Most Valuable Defensive Player - Scott Pfaff, Oregon

1st Team All-Stars
Taylor Kimmes, Northwest Yellow Jackets
Brandon Dopf, Northwest Yellow Jackets
Chance Martin, NorCal
Clayton Anderson, Oregon
Johnny Hill, Northwest Yellow Jackets

2nd Team All-Stars
Brian Cocanour, Bandits
Santos Barboza, Bandits
Roderrick Brown, NorCal
Matthew Schindel, Vancouver AD
Jonas Cabbage, Idaho

2017 NWADB WBB Vancover Champ
2017 NWADB Women Champions - Vancouver AD (Photo courtesy of NWADB)

Women’s Results
1st - Vancouver AD
2nd - Oregon
3rd - SeaChicks
4th - Idaho

Most Valuable Player - Buffy Hummel, Vancouver AD
Most Oustanding Player - Daniela Chavez, Oregon
Most Valuable Defensive Player - Aubree Thompson, Vancouver AD

1st Team All-Stars
Shannon Eagen-Anderson, Vancouver AD
Daniela Chavez-Lara, Vancouver AD
Kaitlinh Alligood, Oregon
Maria DeLeon, Oregon
Olivia Mackey, SeaChicks

Most Points - Daniela Chavez-Lara 47, Vancouver AD
Most Assists - Buffy Hummel 15, Vancouver AD
Most Rebounds - Valerie McCabe 22, SeaChicks
Most Steals - Olivia Mackey 13, SeaChicks
Most Blocks - Laura Buckley 5, Idaho

Sam Cartledge leads the charge for deaf athletes

By Ed Gardiner

Australia Deaf BasketballALL-STAR athlete Sam Cart­ledge is leading the charge for deaf athletes on and off the field.

Cartledge, 23, was recently named the Male Athlete of the Year by Deaf Sports Australia for an impressive 12 months.

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Source: Preston Leader

UNCA's Weaver has cherished her silent support

By Mike Gore

University of NC AshevilleOn Saturday, the UNC Asheville women’s basketball team celebrated Senior Day by honoring its four seniors playing their final game at Kimmel Arena.

It was a typical pregame senior ceremony with hugs and tears as the seniors and their families were recognized.

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Source: Citizen Times

Big Spring grad Adams thrives as assistant coach for No. 1 South Plains

By Marc David

South Plains CollegeAs a youngster growing up, Luke Adams had the opportunity to meet many successful coaches. His father, Mark Adams, was the ultra-successful men’s basketball coach at Howard College.

One of the coaches who impressed young Luke Adams was Steve Green at South Plains College. Green had a reputation as an offensive-minded genius.

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Source: Abilene Reporter-News

Scores are only half the game at W.Pa. School for Deaf basketball tourney

By Nate Smallwood

western-pennsylvaniaIt wasn't just game time this week inside the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf's gymnasium in Edgewood.

It was tournament time.

Student-athletes, coaches and family members from three states and Washington, D.C., traveled to Western Pennsylvania for the 14th annual Tri-State Middle School Basketball Tournament.

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Source: Trib Live


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