Things learned, observed on Day 3 of Far East high school spring sports tournaments
Published: May 23, 2012
Drawing up a list of records I thought might fall during this week’s Far East High School Track and Field Meet, I’m thinking most of them are a reach.
The athletes’ ears must have been burning. Or their eyes. But I mean, 11 Far East meet records fall on the first day? And seven of them in preliminaries, when all anybody is supposed to do is take the lead, then hold your position and “save it” for the finals?
OK, then, how about the role reversals on the Far East softball diamond, where Nile C. Kinnick, which had beaten Kubasaki 9-6 on Tuesday, had that result turned on its head 14-11 in Division I playoff action?
Or Zama American, which played an awful Tuesday, suddenly revived on Wednesday and won 6-4 over the same E.J. King team that crowned the Trojans 9-4 on Tuesday?
Then, there was Kubasaki’s baseball team, which shut down Seoul American 2-0 on Monday in Division I pool play, only to lose in shocking fashion 8-2 in Wednesday’s semifinal?
Girls Division II soccer, where Daegu High beat three-time defending champion Osan American 4-1 in pool play, only to lose 4-2 in Wednesday’s elimination play?
What a wild Wednesday this was!