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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

FCD's Edwards to play for national team

By Jay Spivey

USADB InternationalMatt Edwards is partially deaf in both ears. However, he was able to play basketball at Forsyth Country Day before graduating in June and parlayed that into a scholarship at Catawba.

But Edwards was just given a chance to play basketball for the United States national deaf team next summer in the Deaflympics. The Deaflympics will be comprised of 12 teams from around the world and are scheduled for Samsun, Turkey, July 18-30 of next year.

Read more: http://www.journalnow.com/sports/prepzone/basketball/fcd-s-edwards-to-play-for-national-team/article_f32e1b28-c37d-5e33-9d8f-c3090ca9ffb3.html

Source: Winston-Salem Journal

Greece is European Champion in Deaf Women’s Basketball

By Philip Chrysopoulos

Greece is the European Champion in Deaf Women’s Basketball after beating Lithuania 52-41 in the final that took place at Nick Galis Hall in Athens.

The team of coach Athina Zerva made it to the final easily and won the trophy with relatively equal ease. The score in the 10-minute periods went as follows: 14-13, 26-22, 37-30, 52-41.

Read more: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2016/07/03/greece-is-european-champion-in-deaf-womens-basketball/

Source: Greece Greek Reporter

A thrill of a lifetime for Harrington

By Bill Cauley

USADB InternationalShawn Harrington didn’t start and only played four minutes for the U.S. national men’s deaf basketball team in Friday’s opening game of the Pan American Deaf Basketball Tournament at Maryland School for the Deaf, but it didn’t matter to him.

The former MSD standout was part of a team that got payback after two straight losses to Venezuela in international competition.

Read more: http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sports/level/amateur/a-thrill-of-a-lifetime-for-harrington/article_3f7fda76-6755-5e1d-97dc-bf5ad39999e8.html

Source: Frederick News Post

GRACE’S GODFREY WILL REPRESENT USA

USADB InternationalFREDERICK, Md. – When the news finally came, she couldn’t stop smiling. And who could blame her?

Grace women’s basketball player Lauren Godfrey fulfilled a longtime dream this week when she was selected to the USA Deaf Women’s Basketball Team.

After a grueling three-day tryout process, Godfrey made the cut. She will now represent the red, white and blue on Team USA at the 2017 Deaflympics.

Read more: http://www.inkfreenews.com/2016/07/02/graces-godfrey-will-represent-usa/

Source: Ink Free News

Pan American Deaf basketball begins today at MSD

By Bill Cauley

2016 PanAM Deaf BasketballA former Maryland School for the Deaf and current Gallaudet University basketball player is among the 12-player United States men’s national team, which begins play today in the Pan American Deaf Basketball Games at MSD.

Shawn Harrington, a 6-foot-7 center, who was a standout for the Orioles in 2011, made the final cut on Wednesday. He seemed a little surprised he was able to make it through the two days of tryouts before being selected.

Read more: http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sports/level/amateur/pan-american-deaf-basketball-begins-today-at-msd/article_147d93d0-8f36-5dc6-905e-a1ad29992e07.html

Source: The Frederick News-Post

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