The hard-nosed Vilseck Falcons gave another opponent all it could handle Saturday without coming away with a win.
The race for the fourth and final spot in the DODDS-Europe Division I football postseason has come down to the final weekend.
Almost six months ago, Nicholas Duplessie suffered a spiral fracture in one of his legs during the DODDS European baseball finals. That injury looked to be a major setback for the Ansbach athletic star, especially in the world of cross-country.
Bridger Hawkins threw two touchdowns passes and the Kaiserslautern Raiders downed Vilseck 20-10 on Friday night, tightening up the race for the final Division I playoff spot.
From the alley-oop to the curveball to the football reverse, there are some maneuvers in sports that carry a risk as high as their potential reward. Many DODDS-Europe girls volleyball coaches are currently pondering such a dilemma of their own: the jump serve.
The Patch Panthers improved to 2-1 on Saturday with a gritty 21-13 overtime win over the host Vilseck Falcons.
The visiting Vilseck Falcons deployed a spot-on service game Saturday in a four-team Division I volleyball meet and came away with a pair of victories that included a straight-set shellacking of the host and three-time defending European champion Royals.
Even in a DODDS-Europe golf season lasting just four weeks, there was time Thursday for a championship dress rehearsal.
Wiesbaden gets scare before downing Vilseck
Getting to know you, getting to know all about you ...
Vilseck rolls through four-team meet
Vilseck secures sloppy 16-6 win over Lakenheath
Some schools move up, down in DODDS-Europe realignment
Competitors lace up for six-week season
Defending champs resume marches toward 4-peats
Balance of power could shift on, off courts
Defending champs look tough on paper
Sullivan set to defend title; boys field wide open
Harris' drive to improve resulted in two triumphs
Bazen, Morse break records, lead array of top performers
It's Patch against Ramstein again
Some surprises in first day of track finals
Plenty of athletes have shots at titles in track
Both Ramstein teams, Patch girls start strongly
Tough road ahead for those hoping to topple favorites
Maroon and gold
(Will be updated after school year begins)
Track and field
2014 day-by-day fall sports schedules and results for:
DODDS-Europe schedules from previous years
Europe Scoreboard: Oct. 18, 2014
14:45 October 18, 2014
Europe Scoreboard: Oct. 11, 2014
06:02 October 12, 2014
Europe Scoreboard: Oct. 9, 2014
09:31 October 10, 2014
Europe Scoreboard: Oct. 5, 2014
02:03 October 5, 2014
Europe Scoreboard: Oct. 4, 2014
13:45 October 4, 2014
DODDS-Europe athletes of the week, Oct. 13
04:05 October 14, 2014
DODDS-Europe athletes of the week, Oct. 6
05:35 October 7, 2014
DODDS-Europe athletes of the week, Sept. 29
05:42 September 30, 2014
DODDS-Europe athletes of the week, Sept. 22
03:30 September 23, 2014
DODDS-Europe athletes of the week, Sept. 15
10:26 September 15, 2014