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Sign Language Interpreter Helps Youth Hoops Players

On Monday evenings, Brittany Halstead laces on her sneakers and makes sure her hands are limber.

The Scott Depot resident's hands and feet get quite a workout when she assists her husband, Sam, during youth basketball practice at Maranatha Fellowship in St. Albans.

Read more: http://www.athleticbusiness.com/people/sign-language-interpreter-helps-youth-hoops-players.html

Source: Athletic Business

AFTER EXTENDED ABSENCE, GALLAUDET'S ZAMICA GAGE MAKES HER PRESENCE FELT

By Steve Jones

gallaudetZamica Gage is just 39 points shy of becoming the 11th player in the history of the Gallaudet University women's basketball program to reach the career 1,000-point mark. That milestone would have seemed out of reach just two years ago, when Gage returned to college basketball following an extended absence.

Read more: http://www.pressboxdc.com/2016/02/26/after-extended-absence-gallaudets-zamica-gage-makes-her-presence-felt

Source: PressBox DC

GALLAUDET MEN'S BASKETBALL PROSPERING UNDER NEW COACH

By Steve Jones

gallaudetWhen Kevin Kovacs was hired to lead the men's basketball program at Gallaudet University in July 2015, he found a program that was in good shape.

Gallaudet was coming off of an 18-7 season and a second-place finish in the North Eastern Athletic Conference's South Division. During the 2014-15 campaign, the Bison had established several school single-season records, including overall victories (18), conference wins (14) and consecutive triumphs (10).

Read more: http://www.pressboxdc.com/2016/02/12/gallaudet-mens-basketball-prospering-under-new-coach

Source: Pressbox D.C.

Former LRSC AD, women's basketball head coach Schwab inducted to NJCAA Hall of Fame

By Sam Herder

Duane Schwab, the former longtime athletic director and head women's basketball coach at Lake Region State College, has been inducted into the Class of 2016 NCJAA Hall of Fame.

Schwab was the athletic director at LRSC from 1990-2014. He coached the women’s basketball team from 1989-2014, where he won 572 games, won 14 Mon-Dak Conference titles and appeared in nine NCJAA National Tournaments.

Read more: http://www.devilslakejournal.com/article/20160209/NEWS/160209010/?Start=1

Source: Devils Lake Journal

Former basketball star Lawrence Moten adjusts to being an assistant at Gallaudet

By David Driver

gallaudetGallaudet was leading in the closing seconds of a recent home game when assistant coach Lawrence Moten shouted “make your free throws” and mimicked a shooting motion toward Brandon Holsworth, who had just made one of two from the line. “I know,” the senior forward said.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2016/02/09/former-basketball-star-lawrence-moten-adjusts-to-being-an-assistant-at-gallaudet/

Source: Washington Post

Kevin T. Milligan Sr., prominent deaf athlete, longtime teacher lost his hearing as a boy

Kevin T. Milligan Sr. of Depew, a deaf athlete hall of famer and a teacher for the deaf, died Monday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga. He was 79.

Born in Buffalo, the third of 10 children, he lost his hearing at the age of 6 after contracting German measles. He developed his athletic skills on South Buffalo playgrounds and was a 1955 graduate of St. Mary’s School for the Deaf.

Read more at: http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/kevin-t-milligan-sr-prominent-deaf-athlete-longtime-teacher-lost-his-hearing-as-a-boy-20160128

Source: The Buffalo News

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