CAAD Tournament

February 28, 2009

The GIDC Indy Hawks will be heading to Jacksonville, Illinois the first weekend of March to defend their CAAD crown. The GIDC Hawks are the five-time defending champions.

The CAAD is one of the best run regions in the Deaf USA Basketball picture, if not the best. On average there are over ten teams participating annually – teams from Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin and Kentucky as well as Indiana are involved in this exciting regional tournament.

GIDC is the number one seed and will play Friday night at 8pm in Marshall Gym, the Illinois School for the Deaf’s main gym. The opponent will be decided Friday morning through a blind draw.

More information can be found at

Big Basketball Weekend update!

February 22, 2009

The Indy Hawks finished their “Big BASKETBALL Weekend” on a positive note, winning 2 out of 3 games to go to 12-6 for the season.

The first game was a 120-70 romp over the Indy CAC All-Stars (comprised of former GIDC/Hawks and local players), the second game was a tough loss that saw the Hawks come from 20 down to lose 89-91 to Alliance, the Fieldhouse Wednesday Night League’s #1 team and winning the third game 89-50 over DOZ.

Next week the Hawks will have their Wednesday night league game against the Outsiders at 730pm before a Friday night game against the Butler Stars at 530pm.


February 20, 2009

This weekend will be basketball-heavy for the Indy Hawks, playing host to three good and strong teams that figure to push the Hawks to the brink. Looking to improve their 10-5 record with the CAAD coming up, the Hawks are seeking challenges to push themselves.

The Hawks will host the Indy CAC All-Stars (comprised of former GIDC basketball players/alumns) at ISD’s Caskey Gym at 630pm Friday night (Feb 20th). The game will be 12 minute quarters – NBA Clock style.

Saturday, February 21st at 12noon, the Hawks will face Alliance then play DOZ at 4pm using a regulation NCAA Clock game system. Alliance currently is the Fieldhouse’s #1 ranked team with DOZ high in the standings. The Hawks are 2-4 inthe Fieldhouse League but are peaking at the right time.

PG/SG Brian Bippus has been having a reinvigorated season, leading the Hawks in scoring from his guard spot with a steady 18 ppg. Center Edlin Dorn has been triple and double teamed all season, but has been consistently putting out double-doubles. Each member of the Hawks has slowly but steadily been rounding into a fierce battling machine looking to run everyone off the court the next two months.

All admissions are $5 for each game. See you all there.

Indy Hawks Valentine Update

February 12, 2009

The Hawks are currently 10 – 4. Their next games will be next week Wednesday night  (Feb 14th)at the Fieldhouse at 930pm against Alliance Trucking, then they will play the CAC All-Stars at ISD’s Caskey Gym at 630pm on Friday February 20th before two games on February 21st (Times TBA). All players and fans will pay $5 at ISD as part of the Hawks’ fund-raising towards the National USADB tournament in April.

The roster for 2009 is set as:

Robert Haney 6’3 SG (3rd year), Cy Saunders 6’2 PG (2nd year), Matt Johnson 6’1 SG (2nd year),  Brian Bippus 6’6 PF (11th year), Edlin Dorn 6’9 C (3rd year), Onye Davis 6’4 PF (R), Keith Westhoelter 6’4 SG (8th year), Gerry Joseph 5’11 PG (1st year), LeMarc Williamson 6’4 F (1st year), Joe Estep 6’4 C (1st year), Nick Parks 6’2 SG (1st year), Eugene King 6’4 C (5th year) along with coach Carl Denney (5th year).

The team is the 5-time defending CAAD champions along with a first-ever USADB Championship in 2008. The Hawks will head to Jacksonville, Illinois the first weekend of March for the CAAD tournament then to Anaheim, California in the middle of April to defend their USADB crown.

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

WSAD Tournament Photos

February 12, 2009

Courtesty of June Prusak – enjoy!

Jackie Chan and Basketball

February 2, 2009

I dont normally do this – but it’s too good to pass on.

Real good commercial. I can imagine him as Coach Chan, grin.