The Panthers and Royals have turned the annual Division I European championship game into their own protracted rivalry as the rest of the large-school field was reduced to playing for third place.
While existing Division I teams have been able to fend off their new rivals to win championships in volleyball and basketball so far this school year, the softball diamond might be the site where the power is transferred.
Eight soccer games kick off slow start to spring sports season in DODDS-Europe.
Only two seniors - both holdovers from last year - make first team along with three sophomores and five juniors.
Boys soccer preview
Ramstein devastated by graduation and looks vulnerable, but Marymount and Sigonella could defend titles again.
European girls preview
Regular season produced favorites, but upsets always possible in season-ending, four-day events.
It won’t surprise anyone if Black Forest Academy and Bitburg meet for the DODDS Europe Division II title next week.
American Overseas School of Rome won its 11thstraight game Saturday, sweeping a Division I foe for the second straight weekend in the process.
DODDS European wrestling - Day 2
Nine schools were represented among Saturday’s 28 weight-class finalists. Four schools placed three or more wrestlers in one of the 14 title bouts, and five programs came away with individual championships.
Vilseck qualifiers 10 wrestlers to Europeans, while success varies for other schools at southern meet. Large schools dominate as well at other meets.
Defending champions will enter final weekend without a loss.
Kaiserslautern hands Warriors first loss before teams reverse fortunes on Saturday.
The three meets, while based largely on geography, are well-balanced in terms of the number of wrestlers competing and the size of the participating schools.
Boys basketball roundup
Royals improve to 9-1 while sending Warriors to sixth straight defeat.
Girls basketball roundup
The undefeated Warriors have now swept doubleheaders against Division I rivals Lakenheath, Vilseck, Patch and Ramstein.
American Overseas School of Rome, swept by Aviano to begin the season in both boys and girls action, looked like the best team on the court in both respective brackets Saturday.
Falcons look strong at Aviano basketball gathering, one of four that DODDS is holding during weekend.
This weekend, a total of 14 schools from five different European countries will gather in four events that can only be described as basketball meets.
Girls basketball roundup
The upstart Barons upset their favored host Saturday at Ramstein Air Base, building a double-digit halftime lead en route to a 53-47 victory.
The Wildcats earned a sweep of Friday night’s contests with Aviano, though they were close enough that a reversal on Saturday wouldn’t be surprising.
The Royals won team gold from 2004 through 2008. The Panthers won from 2009 to 2012. They've split the last two seasons.
Boys basketball roundup
The two-time defending Division I champion Panthers opened what might be a rebuilding year by building double-digit leads and sweeping visiting Division II rival Black Forest Academy.
Coaches generally happy with debuts of new wrestlers as DODDS season gets under way.
The reigning Division I European champions will defend their title behind a sturdy roster of 45 wrestlers. Among those are 22 returnees from last year’s title squad.
Boys basketball preview
Defending champions devastated by graduation, leaving three new-look divisions open for new contenders.
Girls basketball preview
Wiesbaden, Black Forest, Brussels face new and old opponents while trying to retain their titles.
Twenty-one players from 14 DODDS-Europe schools across five countries have been named to the 2014 All-Europe volleyball teams, announced Thursday by DODDS-Europe athletic director Karen Seadore.
After marching into Saturday’s finals with a hard-fought, four-set win over Hohenfels on Friday, Aviano fell flat in its title bid against an energized Rota team, 19-25, 18-25, 18-25.
DODDS-Europe volleyball - Day 2
This season’s DODDS-Europe realignment has served to expand Italy’s volleyball power base.
DODDS-Europe volleyball - Day 1
The realignment of DODDS-Europe’s three divisions was expected to produce mismatches. On Thursday, the first day of the 2014 European girls volleyball championship tournament, it did just that.
Spikers set for marathon play in season-ending championships
Patch runners look to retain cross country titles
Ansbach stays perfect by outscoring Aviano
Northern Italy contingent at Europeans gets bigger
Eight will become four as playoffs begin
Scarlet, navy, white
Track and field
: Meghan Sindelar
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DODDS-Europe schedules from previous years
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Europe Scoreboard: March 21, 2015
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Europe Scoreboard: March 14, 2015
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Europe Scoreboard: March 8, 2015
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Europe Scoreboard: Feb. 15, 2015
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