Far East winter sports tournament dates set

The dates, they have been set. Here's when and where teams and student-athletes will be playing their DODDS Pacific Far East High School winter sports tournaments:

-- Wrestling, Feb. 19-21, Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan.
-- Boys Division I basketball, Feb. 18-21, Kubasaki High School, Okinawa.
-- Girls Division I basketball, Feb. 18-21, Yokota High School, Japan.
-- Boys Division II basketball: Feb. 18-20, Camp Zama, Japan.
-- Girls Division II basketball: Feb. 18-20, Misawa Air Base, Japan.

DODDS Pacific officials announced last Friday that future Far East tournaments will be shortened, starting immediately with wrestling, cut by a day, and basketball, slashed by two days, in an effort to save money, bring DODDS Pacific events more in line with DODDS Europe and cut down on school days missed by student-athletes.

Revised spring tournament dates will be announced soon.

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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.)


April 24: Dave Ornauer highlights the DODDS Japan soccer tournament with Zama taking aim at the title.

April 17: Dave Ornauer highlights the return of a couple cancelled baseball and softball tournaments, while mentioning the weekend's soccer and track happennings.

April 3: There's still action on the diamonds and tracks before DODDS schools take spring breaks.