They’re sights quite familiar in late summer around any high school campus – footballs flying through the air, receivers learning their routes and running backs powering through the right holes in the lines.
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Sometimes, seeking redemption can be the best source of motivation for athletes chasing individual honors and teams chasing state-championship glory. That most definitely applied to Jarrett Mitchell and Mia Weinland, the former who entered the football season and the latter the basketball season with bellies full of motivation.
After winning their first three games with relative ease, life at the top of the U.S. Forces Japan-American Football League’s South Division has become challenging for Sanford James and his Kinser Kings in the last couple of weeks.
Yokota's Daniel Galvin shattered the 800-meter Pacific record of 1:57.3, running a 1:56.89 April 19 in Tokyo, then broke his own record in last month’s Far East meet May 19 at Yokota, clocking a 1:55.54.
In four regular-season matches against American and international schools, she gave up just one goal, none after March 30. In last week’s Far East Division I Tournament, she gave up one goal in regulation and one in a penalty-kick shootout, each to her opponents’ top goal scorer.