Far East cross country
Among the runners entered in the meet Monday at Camp Fuji and Tuesday at Ikego Heights Naval Housing Area are two sets of rivals: American School In Japan senior Evan Yukevich and Kadena junior Hunter Ficenec on the boys side and Kadena’s Wren Renquist and Seisen International freshman Brittani Shappell on the girls.
Far East tennis
In the three years since their return to the Far East High School Tennis Tournament after an eight-year hiatus, American School In Japan has been dominant.
The Seisen International sophomore used a variety of groundstrokes to keep the American School In Japan junior on the run and rally from a one-set deficit for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 triumph in Tuesday’s Kanto Plain Association of Secondary Schools tennis girls singles final.
Jarell Davis accumulated 203 all-purpose yards and scored four times as the Samurai outdistanced Zama 27-12 in their homecoming game.
With senior setter Charla Johnson away taking an ACT exam, backside hitter Rhyssa Hizon stepped into the role and produced 20 assists, boosting Nile C. Kinnick to its eighth straight DODDS Japan girls volleyball tournament title.
Both players have to rally to win tennis singles championships over determined foes.
Ryan Murphy scored from 1 yard out with 55 seconds left, rallying the two-time defending Kanto Plain champion Mustangs to a 31-30 edging of Kubasaki.
Jameson Vi kicked three extra points, while Daegu made none of its, helping the Blackhawks edge the Warriors 29-26, spoiling Daegu’s homecoming as well.
Decorio Perry and backfield mates Shota Sprunger, Marcus Henagan and Jamarvin Harvey combined for seven touchdowns as the Panthers won 46-14 Friday at Robert D. Edgren
Defense came through once more in the Panthers’ regular-season finale, shutting down Singapore’s rushing attack in Kadena’s 40-0 blanking of the All-Star Falcons.
Daniel Salazar rushed for three touchdowns and Eben Shelton had a receiving TD and an interception, sparking Seoul American past Osan 32-0.
It would be another achievement by a program returning to the varsity level for the first time since 2003.
This season as a freshman, she won the Okinawa singles title on her way to a 12-1 record in multiple events. She’s earned the No. 4 seed in next month’s Far East Tournament.
The leading runner in the Pacific was diagnosed with a stress fracture of the lower right shin and was told by his doctor not to run until the end of November.
On a night filled with takeaways, Kubasaki’s Jacob Green made the most of his.
Justin Sego racked up 289 all-purpose yards Saturday and accounted for four touchdowns, while the defense held Pacific rushing leader Dre Paylor to 108 yards.
They’ve won four DODDS Korea titles and three Division II championships in Ken Walter’s eight seasons at Daegu football’s helm. But one thing the Warriors have found elusive is finishing a season unbeaten.
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American School in Japan
Christian Academy in Japan
Robert D. Edgren
Nile C. Kinnick
Matthew C. Perry
2014 day-by-day fall sports schedules and results for:
DODDS Pacific schedules from previous years
Pacific Scoreboard: Oct. 30, 2014
07:02 October 30, 2014
Pacific Scoreboard: Oct. 27, 2014
04:04 October 29, 2014
Pacific Scoreboard: Oct. 28, 2014
04:07 October 29, 2014
Pacific Scoreboard: Oct. 25, 2014
05:08 October 26, 2014
Pacific Scoreboard: Oct. 24, 2014
11:07 October 24, 2014
Top performers, Oct. 22, 2014
Top performers, Oct. 15, 2014
Top performers, Oct. 8, 2014
Top performers, Oct. 1, 2014
Top performers, Sept. 24, 2014
Stars and Stripes reporter Dave Ornauer talks about the Pacific sports scene on AFN Radio. (Click on right arrow to play file.)
Oct. 24: Dave Ornauer talks about cross country, football and other Pacific sporting events occurring this weekend.
Oct. 17: The Nile C. Kinnick football team can ensure its fans have good seats for the Far East Division I final with a win over Kadena on Saturday.
Oct. 3: Dave Ornauer talks about the weekend's key football matchups, including Matthew C. Perry at American School In Japan.