Future KSD Basketball Schedule. You can enlarge to read.


Mason Dixon Update

Hello! The KSD boys have been seeded #3, and will play at 4:00 p.m. next
Thursday (the 22nd) against the winner of the Thursday morning game between
#6 Eastern North Carolina Deaf and #11 Mississippi Deaf.

Below is the link to the web site for the tournament. Just point the cursor
(arrow) to the red block with the words ’57th Mason-Dixon’ and a menu will
appear. All of the 17 games in the tourney will be shown on LIVE video on
the web site.

Enjoy navigating and looking at photos of the teams, the cheerleaders, etc.!


Send this on to your family & friends. GO COLONELS!!!!!

Kentucky Classic Weekend Schedule

Friday, January 9, 2009

8:00 ENCSD & AASD – breakfast at Grow Hall

11:45 AASD & ENCSD – lunch at Grow Hall


3:30 ENCSD vs. AASD (BOYS)

5:00 to 6:00 pm Dinner in Grow Hall

7:00 KSD vs. MSD (GIRLS)

8:30 KSD vs. MSD (BOYS)

10:00 – 11:15 p.m. Social in KSD Grille

Saturday, January 10, 2009

7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Breakfast in Grow Hall

8:30 MSD vs. ENCSD (GIRLS)

10:00 MSD vs. ENCSD (BOYS)

10:00 Early lunch for KSD and AASD GIRLS

12:00 noon KSD vs. AASD (GIRLS)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch in Grow Hall

1:30 KSD vs. AASD (BOYS)

3:00 MSD vs. AASD (GIRLS)

4:30 MSD vs. AASD (BOYS)

5:00 Early dinner for KSD and ENCSD GIRLS in Grow Hall

* 5:15 – 6:30 Dinner in Grow Hall (*Coaches & KSD Dorm Staff – pick up food for breakfast)

7:00 ENCSD vs. KSD (GIRLS)

8:30 ENCSD vs. KSD (BOYS)

9:45 Awards Program

10:00 – 12:00 Social in KSD Grille

Sunday, January 11, 2009

All teams/students will eat breakfast in their respective dorms.

Visiting teams will depart for home after breakfast.

Have a safe trip home.

Q & A: KSD Boys coach Mike Yance

It was in Advocate Mesasenger.

Mike Yance

Wednesday December 10, 2008

Q & A: KSD Boys coach Mike Yance


Last week the Kentucky School for the Deaf boys basketball team was able to watch Kentucky play Lamar in Rupp Arena thanks to UK coach Billy Gillispie.

KSD assistant coach Byron Wilson contacted UK basketball manager Peter Warden to arrange the game tickets for the Colonels. It’s something the Kentucky basketball program does for various teams across the state as often as possible during the season.

Here’s what KSD coach Mike Yance thought about taking his players to see Kentucky’s easy 103-61 win:

Question: How big a thrill was going to a Kentucky game for your players?

Yance: “Our boys looked forward to going to the game for several weeks. They were very anxious. Maybe they were excited about going to the UK game because it meant no practice for them that day (ha ha).

“It was a first for some of them attending a UK game at Rupp Arena. We went to the UK-Stony Brook game last year as well. Some of the boys were in awe of Rupp Arena itself – how big it is – when they were standing on the court after the game. One of our players got to run a short sprint and touch one of the rims. One of the security guards gave him a thumbs up. It was a big thrill for him.”

Question: How many went to the game and did you get to see or meet any of the players?

Yance: Twenty-seven of us, including two American Sign Language Interpreters – Ina Price and Dennis Wheeler – went to the game. We got to meet coach Gillispie after the game and he spent some time with us. I got to introduce my wife and two children to him.

“We did not get to meet any of the UK players, but some of us, including my children, got to meet Patrick Patterson and get his autograph. Patterson told me he knows about KSD. We would like to thank the two interpreters for making communication between us, UK basketball officials, security guards, and coach Gillispie possible at the game.”

Question: Did it surprise you that Gillispie would go to this much trouble for your team?

Yance: “It did not surprise me that coach Gillispie would go to this much trouble for us. I have gotten to know him through UK’s Coaching Clinic last year and this year. I already knew he was an upstanding guy.

“However, it blew me away when coach Gillispie was willing to spend more time with us than he needed to even when he was very anxious to go to the hospital to check on Ramon Harris, who was seriously injured during the game. He didn’t have to do that, but he did. He signed autographs for every one of our boys, and answered a couple of questions. We had our picture taken with him before he left. He has earned more of my respect.”

Question: Are you and your boys Kentucky fans, or will you be now?

Yance: “I have been a fan of UK basketball since my family and I moved to Kentucky in 1999. Most of the boys were already UK fans, but two of them, die-hard U of L fans, pronounced UK their second favorite team after the game.”

Question: What did you think of the game?

Yance: “Most of the boys were surprised UK manhandled Lamar very easily. They thought Lamar would give UK a game based on its 5-0 record. We enjoyed UK’s fast breaks and we thought Darius Miller’s thunderous dunk was awesome. Patterson is a favorite among many of our boys.”

Question: What do you think your boys will remember most about this trip?

Yance: “I think our boys will remember having a picture taken with coach Gillispie the most.”

Copyright:The Advocate-Messenger 2008

Paul Smiley: Former KSD coach and atheltic director

Although it was not related to KSDAA, but many of us know Paul Smiley, a former KSD coach and athletic director. He is retired now. He worked at KSD for 28 years. He will be honored with an award. We thought we would share this news with you all.

Tuesday December 9, 2008

Smiley earns honor: Former KSD AD will get service award

Former Kentucky School for the Deaf coach and athletic director Paul Smiley will receive a distinguished service award from the Mason-Dixon Conference for the Deaf.

Smiley, who retired from KSD in 2007 after 28 years as its athletic director, will be recognized for his service to the conference at its boys basketball tournament, which will be played Jan. 22-24 at KSD.

“I feel so honored to present the distinguished service award to Paul Smiley, who worked so hard to give the best service that our current and former students had at KSD,” said Billy Lange, KSD’s current athletic director. “I know it is impossible for me to fill his shoes.”

Smiley’s contributions to the conference while at KSD include:

* Football: Founded the conference, writing the constitution and by-laws that were approved by all 11 member schools. Served as commisioner for three years, compiling weekly statistics, determining eight-man and 11-man champions and conference award winners. The traveling championship trophy is named the Paul Smiley Championship Trophy.

* Track and field: Founded the conference, writing the constitution and by-laws. Served as commissioner for four years, compiling an all-conference team, determining league champions and runners-up and top 10 performers in each event.

* Boys basketball: Served as president for two years and hosted two MDC tournaments.

* Girls basketball: Was president for three years and hosted two tournaments, including the 25th anniversary girls tournament.

* Volleyball: Was president and hosted one tournament.

Smiley also coached KSD teams in football, boys basketball and girls basketball in conference play. He received an MDC coach of the year award in football.

Copyright:The Advocate-Messenger 2008

Prep Basketball: KSD girls drop three

From Advocate Mesesenger last weekend:

Sunday December 7, 2008

Prep Basketball:  KSD girls drop three

The Kentucky School for the Deaf girls were outscored 10-2 in the third quarter Saturday as host Tennessee School for the Deaf pulled away for a 28-15 win at the Viking Classic at Knoxville, Tenn.

Shanice White led KSD with eight points and six rebounds. The Colonels shot 16 percent (7-for-44) from the field and committed 15 turnovers.

“We did not do a good job of blocking out. Tennessee also hurt us on out-of-bounds plays under the basket,” KSD coach Scott Johnson said.

KSD finished 0-3 in the Viking Classic. In their first game Saturday, the Colonels fell behind 14-4 after the first quarter and lost 43-19 to the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf.

White had 13 points to lead KSD, and Larae Clark had a team-high eight rebounds. The Colonels had 25 turnovers and shot 21 percent from the floor (8-for-38).

Mercer County 66, West Jessamine 27 – At Nicholasville, Mercer (2-1, 1-0 46th District) bounced back from a lopsided loss to Wayne County 24 hours earlier with a romp over West Jessamine (0-3, 0-1) in its district opener.

Leah Flora had 20 points and Abra Sickles had 15 rebounds to lead the Titans, who shot 35 percent (28-for-80) from the field and committed only eight turnovers after making 27 against Wayne.

“This was a good win for us to bounce back after a disappointing performance the night before,” Mercer coach Chris Souder said.

Friday’s Games

Lincoln County 50, Rockcastle County 43, OT – At Mount Vernon, Jessica Upchurch hit a free throw with 6 seconds to play to force overtime, then went 3-for-4 from the foul line to help Lincoln (2-1) to a road win over Rockcastle (1-2).

Upchurch finished with a game-high 22 points and Keira Henderson added 11 points.

Upchurch scored 10 points and hit two 3-pointers in the second quarter alone to help Lincoln take a 21-20 halftime lead. Rockcastle led 31-29 after three quarters.

Burgin 60, Harrogate (Tenn.) J. Frank White 47 – At Burgin, Paisley Carey went 3-for-3 from 3-point range and scored 16 points for the Bulldogs (2-1) in a win over J. Frank White.

Erika Burke added 10 points for Burgin, and Lindsey Monson and Shavon Majors had eight points apiece.

The Bulldogs led 30-24 at the half and 42-28 after three quarters. They were 16-for-52 from the floor, hitting six of 15 3-pointers and nine of 16 free throws. Burgin had 18 turnovers and eight assists.

Virginia School f/t Deaf 50, KSD 9 – At Knoxville, Tenn., KSD did not score until the second quarter in a loss to VSD at the Viking Classic.

Diance Dubree led the Colonels with four points. KSD shot 12 percent on 4-for-34 from the floor, missed all five of its throws and committed 25 turnovers.

Area High School Boxes
Friday’s Games

Lincoln 9 21 29 41 50
Rockcastle 11 20 31 41 43

LINCOLN (2-1) – Alissa Patterson 7, Jessica Upchurch 22, Nikki Bustle 5, Kendra Brown 3, Keira Henderson 11, Emily Fox 2.

ROCKCASTLE (1-2) – Mary Saylor 10, Jackie Alexander 7, Ashley Robisnon 6, Sarah Hammond 8, Angie Lawrence 8, Kristin Abney 4.

J. Frank White 9 24 28 47
Burgin 17 30 42 60

WHITE (0-2) – Laurel 2, Mundy 28, Medley 13, Barnett 4

BURGIN (2-1) – Shelby McNees 7, Erika Burke 10, Paisley Carey 16, Beth Miller 5, Hannah Harley 6, Lindsey Monson 8, Shavon Majors 8

Viking Classic
At Knoxville, Tenn.

Va. School f/t Deaf 14 32 46 50
KSD 0 5 7 0

VSD – LaQuiltta Brown 16, Rosa Santana 10, Emylou Chute 8.

KSD (0-1) – Biance Dubree 4, Shanice White 3, Ana Alfaro 2.

Saturday’s Games
Viking Classic

At Knoxville, Tenn.

KSD 8 8 10 15
Tenn. School f/t Deaf 6 11 21 28

KSD (0-2) – Shanice White 8, Dianca Dubree 3, Larae Clarke 2, Ana Alfaro 2.

TSD – Kenisia Langs 14, Justine Webb 12.

Atlanta School f/t Deaf 14 22 29 43
KSD 4 9 14 19

AASD – Brittany Brown 16, Abbey Wendall 13, Denetrice Arnold 8.

KSD (0-3) – Shanice White 13, Biance Dubree 3, Ana Alfaro 2, Larae Clark 1.

Mercer 21 41 52 66
West Jessamine 4 10 13 27

WEST JESSAMINE (0-3) – Knight 13, Smith 10, Haas 2, Conner 2.

MERCER (2-1) – Freeman 6, VanArsdall 4, Flora 20, Roby 6, Sickles 8, Crowell 2, Helton 2, Dedman 10, Taylor 2, Kilgore 6.

Copyright:The Advocate-Messenger 2008

Prep Basketball: KSD boys capture Viking Classic again

It was on Advocate Messenger newspaper last weekend.

Sunday December 7, 2008

Prep Basketball:  KSD boys capture Viking Classic again

The Kentucky School for the Deaf boys had a strong showing at the Tennessee School for the Deaf’s Viking Classic this weekend, winning twice Saturday and once Friday to win the tournament for the second straigth season.

In the final game of the weekend, Jordan Ramser scored 13 points as KSD (3-1) beat Atlanta Area School for the Deaf 56-32.

Aaron Smith had 12 points and Dustin Tipton added four steals, five assists and eight points and Bradley Chappell had two steals and three assists.

KSD jumped out quick, taking a 24-4 lead after the first quarter and 34-10 at the half.

“We played the best quarter so far this season (in the first quarter) when I thought our full-court pressure was pretty good, but there were some missed assignments,” KSD coach Mike Yance said. “We need to focus on working on our perimeter shooting. We will continue to work to get better. I am happy for the boys winning the Viking Classic, especially for Aaron Smith, since it is his birthday.”

In the Colonels’ first game Saturday, a 34-27 win over Tennessee School for the Deaf, Ramser scored 14 points and had eight rebounds. Travis Zornoza had 11 boards and eight points and Tipton had four assists.

KSD led 17-10 at the half, and 25-20 after three quarters as Tenenssee tried to slow the game down.

Friday’s Games

Burgin 71, Harrogate (Tenn.) J. Frank White – At Burgin, the Bulldogs scored the game’s first seven points, led 24-7 after the first quarter and cruised to a win over J. Frank White.

Zack Irvine scored 17 points to lead Burgin (2-0), and Patrick Cannada had 13 points, eight rebounds, six steals and six assists. Logan Hill had 11 points and four boards and Trenton Claunch had seven steals and three assists.

Burgin led 36-17 at the half and 50-23 after three quarters. The Bulldogs were 24-for-55 from the floor, 8-for-17 from 3-point range, and made 15 of 26 free throws.

KSD 45, Virginia School for the Deaf 31 – At Knoxville, Tenn., Tipton scored 15 points and added nine rebounds, three assists and two steals to lead the Colonels to their first win in the Viking Classic.

Ramser had a double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and two steals.

KSD led 15-6 after the first quarter and 24-12 at halftime.

Area High School Boxes

Friday’s Games

J. Frank White 7 17 23 31
Burgin 24 36 50 71

WHITE – Standifer 3, Hopper 2, Robertson 7, Smith 9, Bailey 4, Treece 4, Ramos 2.

BURGIN (2-0) – Billy Beckerson 8, Patrick Cannada 13, Trenton Claunch 5, Logan Hill 11, Timothy Riddle 4, Jon Beckerson 2, Zack Irvine 17, Brian Hurst 2, Sam Irvine 6, Austin Shewmaker 1, Myles Hill 2.

Viking Classic
At Knoxville, Tenn.

KSD 15 24 29 45
Va. School f/t Deaf 6 12 23 31

KSD (1-1) – Dustin Tipton 15, Bradley Chappell 3, Travis Zornoza 6, Jordan Ramser 10. Aaron Smith 6, Dallas Brock 5.

VSD (1-2) – Shade 9, Benn 2, Stokes 13, Watson 7.

Saturday’s Games


Viking Classic
At Knoxville, Tenn.

KSD 12 17 25 34
Tenn. School f/t Deaf 10 10 20 27

KSD (2-1) – Dustin Tipton 2, Bradley Chappell 1, Travis Zornoza 8, Jordan Ramser 14. Aaron Smith 6, Dallas Brock 3.

TSD – Carver 8, Thompson 11, Towns 6, Pearson 2.

Atlanta Area School f/t Deaf 4 10 21 32
KSD 24 34 47 57

AASD – Hood 5, Fields 12, Fosks 5, Alimanovic 7, Sims 3.

KSD (3-1) – Dustin Tipton 8, Bradley Chappell 2, Travis Zornoza 8, Jordan Ramser 13. Aaron Smith 12, Dallas Brock 3, Andrew Floyd 2, Jonathan Ramser 4, Michael Miller 2, Jacob Meece 2.

Copyright:The Advocate-Messenger 2008