USA earns GOLD!

September 14, 2009


The USA Men’s basketball team behind a dominating 30-point performance by Robert Haney, Jr. has defeated Lithuania 90-73 for the Gold Medal in basketball in the 2009 Deaflympics. Sparked by a suffocating pressure defense, the USA men never really gave up the lead throughout the game – using their quickness to garner steals and convert them into fast-breaking opportunities.

The complete story is at:

Robert Haney, Jr.

Robert Haney, Jr.

USA Men Advance to Gold Medal game

September 13, 2009

The USA Men’s team defeated Greece in a tough game in which they were playing catch-up through the first three quarters, 64-57 to advance to the Gold Medal game to be played tomorrow. More information will be coming soon


USA defeats Spain, 100-69

September 11, 2009
Robert Haney gives his 110% against Spain

Robert Haney gives his 110% against Spain

The Men’s USA team ran by Spain, 100-69 to advance into the semi-finals of the 2009 Taipei Deaflympics.  The Hawks’ Robert Haney had 22 points and 14 rebounds in a tight game that saw the Americans finally get comfortable in the 3rd quarter.  Edlin Dorn contributed nicely with 12 points and 9 rebounds. With a 4-0 record and a berth in the semi-finals against Greece coming up on Sunday – the Men are poised for their 15th consecutive Gold medal in this fabulous event.

Edlin Dorn: Live from Taiwan

September 10, 2009

Edlin Dorn – the charismatic 6’9 center for the Indy Hawks made a videophone call home to Indianapolis to share his thoughts on his experience in the 2009 Taipei Deaflympics in Taiwan. Sharing his excitement, he stated:

“Taiwan is fascinating – I’ve met so many people from all over the world here. This experience has made me more enthusiastic about representing my country in international competition. The coaches and my teammates on the basketball team have pushed me in practice and in the games.”

Dorn is averaging a cool 20 points per game in Taipei, coming off the bench while backing up Brad Miller, Florida State’s experienced center. Dorn’s speed and rapport with fellow Indy hawks teammate Robert Haney has enabled the USA team to have several exciting spurts during diferent moments during the games.

“We are working hard daily to get ready to prepare for Spain. They are an experienced team and we are still developing our chemistry.”
When we play Spain, we should be ready to go. I am loking forward to contributing any way I can.”

Coming from Gary, Indiana and Iowa, Edlin is no stranger to strong basketball exposure – playing with a high profile AAU team in Iowa, and then starring in the paint for the Indy Hawks in earning the last two USADB championships. Sharing the floor with Haney, White, Mowl and other high profile basketball players has helped Edlin realize his full potential as a player has yet to come.

The Indy Hawks are rooting for Team USA!

USA runs over Turkey, 118-46

September 9, 2009

Team USA continues their winning ways by demolishing Turkey 118-46 to go for their 3rd consecutive victory in pool play in the 2009 deaflympic games at Taipei, Taiwan. Their next game will be against Spain in the quarterfinals this coming Friday. More information can be found at:

USA defeats Israel 101-64

September 8, 2009

Men’s USA Basketball Team Defeats China, 103-77

September 7, 2009

Sekoe White

Sekoe White

The Men’s USA Team opened against a fiesty China team that came out firing on all cylinders. The defense exhibited by the USA team wasn’t the best but it was enough to stop China, 103-77. Sekoe White led the Americans with 22 points while Robert Haney and Edlin Dorn both had 18 points. More information will be coming soon.

Men’s Basketball vs. China from US Deaflympics on Vimeo.

Deaflympic Opening Ceremony

September 6, 2009

Here are a few pictures of our Indy Hawks taking part in the 2009 Men’s USA Basketball team in Taipei, Taiwan:

GIDC/Indy Hawks Deaflympics Alumni

September 5, 2009

With the 2009 Deaflympics taking place in Taipei, Taiwan – The Indy Hawks are listing all former/current Hawks who have been involved with international competition, whether under the Hawks or other club teams during their selection.  The international competition includes the Deaflympics, World Championships and Pan American Games.

The roll call of GIDC/ Indy Hawks that have performed before an international stage: Kevin Smith, Brendan Holliday, Darryl Thomas, Keith Westhoelter, Robert Haney, Jr, Matt Johnson, Edlin Dorn, Onye Davis, Brian Bippus, Peter Badavas, John Hazelett and Gerry Joseph.

With the 35+ number of games that the Hawks schedule annually – it is a benefit that enables the basketball team to enter the USADB battle-tested. With the high number of games, the average Hawk player has the necessary stamina, experience and mental toughness to try-out and compete for roster spots on the men’s USA basketball team.

2005 Deaflympics Gold Medal team

2005 Deaflympics Gold Medal team

US Men win 2nd Scrimmage

September 3, 2009

The USA Men’s Basketball team defeated Mingdao University 96-64 in their final scrimmage in Chia-Yi before heading to Taipei for the commencement of the Deaflympics. More information can be found at:

Sekoe White

Sekoe White