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Ex-Pacific stars Boehler, Hardeman shine at higher level

Catching up with a pair of former Pacific high school standouts who are doing just fine, thank you, at their colleges of choice.

-- Marcus Boehler, a soccer standout who graduated from Nile C. Kinnick last spring, is now a midfielder for Marshalltown (Iowa) Community College. The Tigers play in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference and are 13-6-2 this season. They beat Iowa Central and Iowa Western in the Region XI tournament to reach the national finals, where they lost to Tyler Community College 2-0 in Pool D action.

-- Kelly Hardeman, a former basketball standout at Faith Academy who was named Stripes' co-Athlete of the Quarter last winter along with Grace Fern, scored 20 points for Azusa Pacific, including six three-point goals, in a losing cause, 79-65 at Cal State-Los Angeles. The Hardemans are one of the most decorated families in DODDS Pacific Far East Tournament history. Tine Hardeman helped turn the key on Faith Academy back in the 1950s, his sons Todd, T.J. and Tom each played for Faith and their offspring, Kelsey, Tashia, Liz, Kelly and T.J., have either played for Faith or at Christian Academy Japan.

Best of luck to each. :)

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Ornauer on AFN

 

Stars and Stripes reporter Dave Ornauer talks about the Pacific sports scene on AFN Radio. (Click on right arrow to play file.)

 

Aug. 29: High school football is back and Dave talks about the prospects of DODDS teams in Japan.

May 30: Recapping ASIJ's and Zama's Far East baseball championships that capped the Pacific high school sports school year.

May 23: A look back at the Far East track championships and a look ahead at the ongoing baseball finals.