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.)


Sept. 12: Dave Ornauer highlights Nile C. Kinnick's win over Zama, 30-0, during high school football last week, discusses other games throughout the Pacific.

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.