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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.

Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/north/sam-cartledge-leads-the-charge-for-deaf-athletes/news-story/81bde67b48a043616eebe3d4e654d49c

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.

Read more & view video: http://www.citizen-times.com/story/sports/college/basketball/big-south/2017/03/08/uncas-weaver-has-cherished-her-silent-support/98849114/

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.

Read more: http://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/college/2017/03/08/big-spring-grad-adams-thrives-assistant-coach-no-1-south-plains/98888526/

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.

Read more: http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/12015573-74/tournament-wpsd-deaf

Source: Trib Live

Showstoppers win tourney hosted by NJ Thunder

Showstoppers won the championship at the first annual basketball tournament hosted by New Jersey Thunder last Saturday, February 25th. Showstoppers rolled past Empire City 86-47 in the semifinals with Trey Gordon leading the way with 27 points. In the championship match, Gordon once again powered the Showstoppers in a lopsided win against Roc City Blazers 80-47 with 29 points. Tony Tatum added 22 points for for the champions.


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