According to Mike Cuzzone of Amateur Baseball Report magazine, Patch senior shortstop Cavan Cohoes earned a spot on the U.S. Specialty Sports Association 16-and-under national team with his exceptional play at the USSSA World Series in August at Kissimmee, Fla.
Cuzzone E-mailed that Cohoes, who batted .446 with 29 RBI last season for Patch and was one of five players from Germany who jouneyed to Florida for the Series, will travel internationally next year with Team USSSA. K-town sophomore Ian Acosta and Patch junior Dylan Measells made the Team USSSA second team and have a chance to play next summer in the organization's Gold Medal Games, an international tournament in Kissimmee, Cuzzone wrote.
KILLARNEY, Ireland – The 11-athlete squad from the Karate Tech club in Kaiserslautern, Germany, took home 30 medals -- 10 of them gold --at the recent World Organization of Martial Arts Athletes’ 11th World Games here, according to Karate Tech's Richard Vasquez.
Highlighting the final day Friday of the four-day DODDS-Europe East high school football camp were individual competitions and awards. According to the results provided by camp director Marcus George of Ansbach, his Division II Cougars topped five of the 13 tests of physical prowess. D-I foes Heidelberg and Wiesbaden suited up three winners each.
LAHTI, Finland – Three of the 18 U.S. military wrestlers who made the trip returned home with medals when the six-day Conseil International du Sport Miltaire (CISM) freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling championships wound up Monday.
The 2010 DODDS-Europe football season seems much closer today as the DODDS-Europe high school football camps began welcoming more than 500 players to their annual three-day run of instruction and friendly competition.
“I expected 355 last spring, ordered practice jerseys and T-shirts for 365, and today I expect to register 375 players,” said Ansbach head coach Marcus George, director of the East camp, being conducted in Ansbach, Germany. “Ramstein’s bringing 60 players and Patch, which used to send 20-30, 54. We’ve got a lot more German teams coming, too.”
West camp director Mike Laue, head coach of Bitburg’s reigning European Division II champs, said by telephone Tuesday he’s expecting 150-160 at his camp in Bitburg, Germany, bringing the total to well over 500.
The purpose of the camps is to provide instruction in football fundamentals by position to players whose experience levels range from those who’ll be suiting up for their first high school games when the season kicks off Sept. 18 to returning All-Europe and all-conference stars. All receive the same training at the hands of volunteer coaches from programs all over Europe.
“We have an overwhelming number of coaches,” said Ansbach assistant Tony Alvardo. “It’s great. Instead of just one coach, you have six helping your player out.”
Even those players who have been to camp before can learn something new and improve their skills. There is no “been-there, done-that feel” to these workouts.
“It’s still fun,” said Division II-South all-conference senior center Dan Mariscal of Ansbach, who’s attending his third camp. “It’s basic fundamentals, and practice makes perfect.”
Things get under way in earnest Wednesday morning. There are three-hour morning and afternoon instructional sessions each day through Friday, and after dinner, George and his line coach, T.J. Dignan, have organized seven-on-seven passing games and five-on-five competitions for linemen to keep interest levels up.
While the competitions figure to be fun, Mariscal said staying pumped up is no problem for him, competitions or not.
“Once you get to camp,” he said, “you know for sure football’s starting.”
Kaiserslautern Military Community's all-stars, the Europe Region champions who open their Little League World Series run at 11 p.m. CET Friday., will add another unforgettable experience to their memories collection on their way home from Williamsport, Pa.
Ramstein’s Europe-Middle East-Africa 15-16-year-old softball champs pushed across three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 3-3 tie Wednesday night, then held on in the top of the seventh and final inning to down Asia-Pacific champ Guam 6-4 in Little League Baseball’s Senior Softball World Series in Lower Sussex, Del.
U.S. Army sports director Ken Polk announced Thursday that the men’s and women’s championship games of the 2010 Armed Forces basketball tournaments will air live beginning at 8 p.m. CET Sunday, Aug. 22, on AFN’s Pentagon Channel. The women’s finale gets the telecast started; the men are set to tip off 30 minutes after the women finish.
Ramstein’s 15-16-year-old softball all-stars, champions of Little League Baseball’s Europe-Middle East-Africa Region, lost their third straight game Tuesday night at the Senior Softball World Series in Lower Sussex, Del.
Ramstein’s 15-16-year-old softball all-stars, champions of Little League Baseball's Europe-Middle East-Africa Region, absorbed 11-0 and 12-0 defeats at the hands of two U.S. champions in their opening games Sunday and Monday at the Senior League Softball World Series in Lower Sussex, Del.
After going 1-1-1 in pool play at the 2010 Surf Cup tournament in San Diego, a team of American Europe-based all-stars coached by Ramstein volunteer assistant Dominik Ludes reached the semifinals with a 1-0 victory Aug. 1 over Real Southern California. But the American under-18s fell in the following day’s semifinals by the same score to United Futbol Black, also of California.
Europe sports fixture Tomas Villegas Jr., better known as "Mr. V," heads the organization which has contracted to furnish officials for high school football this fall in Germany, Italy and Spain, and he's looking for crews.
Those interested in taking on the job may contact Villegas at German civ. 06575-8495 or 0170-205-9462 or by fax at 06575-959-969. Callers or faxers outside Germany must drop the initial “0” after dialing country code 0049.
The Kaiserslautern Military Community’s 11 and 12-year-old all-stars are just one step away from a berth in the Little League World Series thanks to Monday’s victory over the Czech Republic in Little League Baseball’s European Regional tournament at Kutno, Poland.
"We fought like titans and were victorious," said KMC coach Jason Shock about his team’s 15-4 victory.KMC will square off Tuesday against the winner of Monday’s late game between Italy and England.“We needed someone to step up, and it was Tyler Ullmann,” said KMC manager Gary Harrington.
Wielding plenty of offensive firepower, Kaiserslautern's all-stars gave the Netherlands a drubbing in Sunday's quarterfinal action in Little League Baseball's European regional tournament at Kutno, Poland.
"We played very aggressive baseball and capitalized on every opportunity," Jason Shock, coach for the Kaiserslautern military community, said following the team's 10-1 victory.
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