Goodfellow's suggestion has created an inspiration.
Come January, keep an eye out here for Ornauer's Pacific high school basketball "best five" players on DODDS and international school teams of the last 25 years, or since Ornauer began covering Pacific high school athletics in February 1982.
So, how well will a third straight All-Island championship translate to a Far East wrestling tournament title run for Guam High?
We'll find out come Feb. 13-16 at Camp Foster, Okinawa. But given the Panthers' fourth-place Far East tournament individual freestyle team finish and sixth place in the dual meet tournament last year, don't be surprised if the Panthers challenge for the whole shooting match.
One would think Zama American's boys basketball team would be rebuilding. After all, coach Tom Allensworth lost eight of the 10 players who suited up for last year's Far East Class AA tournament, which ended in fourth-place heartbreak after a 34-0 start to the season.
Quite a nice start to the season for Far East wrestling champions, past and present.
Robert D. Edgren's Andrew Blankenship and Kevin McDonald, the latter a 2006 168-pound gold medalist, won gold at 180 and 215 pounds, while defending Far East champ David Heitstuman of E.J. King (141) and Justin Stokes of Seoul American (168) showed they still "got it."
Navy may have held sway in the 108th Army-Navy game at Baltimore, but Army continues to reign king on the Pacific flag gridiron.
Army went 3-1 last Saturday, beating Navy 14-8 at South Korea's Yongsan Garrison, 13-7 at Camp Zama, Japan, and 40-21 at Okinawa's Torii Station. Only at Blue Jacket Field at "Big Navy" on Guam did the sailors prevail, 28-0 over the Guam Army National Guard.