Eagles have only five players back from last year and field only 17 as school opens.
After finally finishing off a game to end last season, Trojans hope to continue that trend this year.
Red Devils have gotten off to good starts recently, but have come up short when it counted most.
Samurai have experience, but low numbers. So injuries could create major problems.
Kubasaki has played in the last five D-I title games, but faces an array of challenges to make it six in a row.
Two-time defending champions have a history of replacing great running backs and they'll have to do so again.
Team hoping that strong finish last year, newcomers help offset small numbers on field.
Tom McKinney, a six-time Far East cross country champion coach with 14 years of coaching experience at the middle- and high-school levels, was selected as DODEA-Pacific athletics coordinator, DODEA announced Monday in a news release.
For more than 30 years, Don Hobbs has seen all sides of the Defense Department schools athletics programs. His journey will end July 1 when he retires as the DODEA-Pacific athletics coordinator.
The Dragons scored 26 unanswered points to hold off Kinser, while the Bulldogs came back from 14 down against Hansen.
The senior pitcher and shortstop batted .472 with seven home runs, 26 RBIs and 11 stolen bases in 66 at bats and was 5-0 with a 1.37 ERA and three saves on the mound.
This season ended much the same way for Yokota softball as it did last year; a successful few months of more wins than losses that resulted in raising the ultimate prize of the Far East Division II Tournament championship banner.
Boys track AOY
Setting personal records and northwest Pacific marks became routine this season for Jabari Johnson.
Girls track AOY
Aya Stewart said she felt like anything but a future northwest Pacific and Far East meet record holder on her first day of Nile C. Kinnick track practice three years ago.
Boys soccer AOY
A soccer team’s best striker can usually count on being defended more tightly than other players on his team. But for two seasons, Miles Mahlock was subject to the sort of blanket coverage that few scorers in the Pacific rarely see.
Girls soccer AOY
Sometimes, a player’s value can’t be measured on a stat sheet.
Far East DI baseball
Senior headed for Yale strikes out 13 and hits two-run homer as Mustangs top Kadena 3-1.
Defending champions clinch regular season title at 5-0 in four-team league.
Far East track - Day 2
Record one of five set on the last day of the seventh Far East meet, and one of 10 to tumble during the two-day event.
Far East DI boys soccer
Much was said throughout the season of the scoring touch of Kubasaki senior striker Miles Mahlock, who netted 32 goals this spring.
Far East DI girls soccer
A little more than a week ago, Alexis Townsend was in a walking cast due and her status for the Far East Division I Girls Soccer Tournament was in doubt.
Far East DII boys soccer
Aidan Lewis sported a bubble-wrapped cast on his fractured wrist. Kai Lange, the younger brother of a former Matthew C. Perry star, sported a bandage over seven stitches on his forehead.
Far East DII girls soccer
Beating Osan in a Far East Division II Girls Soccer Tournament penalty-kick shootout is becoming old hat for Yokota.
Far East track - Day 1
Maybe record breaking is becoming too routine for Jabari Johnson.
Far East D-I softball
Once, twice, three times a champion. That can be said for Kadena’s softball team and its third baseman Rheagan Wyche.
Far East D-II softball
It took Yokota more than 30 years to garner its first Far East softball championship banner. Less than a year later, the Panthers will raise their second.
Far East D-II baseball
Capturing Division II Tournament titles continues to be routine for Yokota.
Record-setting season ends with final meet
Kadena still grasping for that elusive title
Blazing times as Kanto athletes gear up for Far East
Kadena to try to carry on winning tradition
Pitching depth, quality should be key for DII
Kubasaki boys, girls hoping for DI sweep
Perry teams head crowded DII fields
Okinawa track regular season ends with a record rush
Kadena defense helps team remain perfect in military football
Kadena tops Kubasaki on diamonds
Final track meets a time to branch out
Ingram bending space and time for Dragons
Osan girls down Seoul American to capture Korea title
Foster edges Kinser for first military football win
McDonough, Falcons dethrone Crusaders, reach KAIAC finals
Osan girls hoping for a little twist to history
Transformation not all that unusual for Hyde
Yokota runs away with DODEA-Japan title
Kadena, Kinser win military football openers
Okinawa girls soccer teams face foes in Japan
One of Macias' stats raises eyes - and a bit of ire
ASIJ's Sease moves up to 800 meters, sets new NW Pacific record at 1:54.63
Johnson breaks own marks in 200, 400
Francis, Tugade split sprints at stormy Petty meet
Girls sprints, boys distance in Petty spotlight
East gets no-hitter as Kubasaki sweeps ASIJ
Wilsons growing into new roles for Kadena
Perry girls hand Zama first soccer loss
Zama, Perry girls face off in key series
Osan pitcher weighs long-term health, love of baseball
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Stars and Stripes reporter Dave Ornauer talks about the Pacific sports scene on AFN Radio. (Click on right arrow to play file.)
Sept 28:Dave Ornauer is back with the latest on the Pacific sports scene.
May 22:Yokota has dominated in first year at D-II spring championsihps.
May 8: Dave Ornauer highlights a few athletes who are participating in the Kanto Plains track and field finals Saturday.