Luis Cruz Garcia is one of nine sophomores in Humphreys' lineup.

Luis Cruz Garcia is one of nine sophomores in Humphreys' lineup. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)


Track and field

Head coach — Susan Oltmer, first season.

Key performers — Trinity Brown, Sr., sprints, relays, hurdles; Xavier Brown, So., sprints, relays; Brian Donahue, Sr., throws; Jasmirra McClendon, Sr., sprints, relays, jumps; Jai’Lynn Miller, sprints, relays; Roland Phillips, distance; David Pack, Sr., throws; Jaiden Williams, sprints, relays; David Evans, Sr., hurdles, relays, triple jump.

Outlook — Rebuilding-reloading. A new head coach helms a team featuring a good mix of experience and new athletes. Sprints should be strong with this group.


Head coach — Oliver Herazo, first season.

Key performers — Alissa Cruz, Jr., C; Kadence Thomas, Fr., 3B.

Outlook — Rebuilding. New coach, new system. Most of the team that comprised the Warriors the last two seasons has graduated or transferred.

Boys soccer

2023 season record — 0-5-1.

Head coach — Robert Kenny, eighth season.

Key performers — Dean Lentz, Sr., MF; Vitale Tillman, Sr., GK; Beckam Clites, Sr., MF.

Outlook — Rebuilding-reloading. A youngish but decent-sized squad of 20 players out this season, with a small core of seniors to help develop the next generation of Warriors.

Girls soccer

2023 season record — 9-5-1.

Head coach — Austin King, third season (took last season off).

Key performers — Gina Kim, Sr., F (15 goals, 6 assists); Jaquelynn Rios, Sr., MF; Samantha Jones, Sr.; Leilani Rice, Fr.

Outlook — Rebuilding. PCS and graduation claimed much of last year’s lineup. Warriors feature mostly sophomores and a handful of new seniors. Rice may be young, but is not new to soccer.

Daegu will not have a baseball team this season, due to lack of players.


Track and field

Head coach — Misty Galamison, first season; Isaiah Wright, second season.

Key performers — Anayah Reyes, Sr., hurdles, relays; Arielle Constable, So., relays, sprints; Samantha Dales, Sr., mid-distance, jumps, relays; Luke Robinson, Sr., sprints, relays, jumps — Nicholas Richards, Sr., throws; Reagan McGuire, Sr., relays, mid-distance (transfer from Junction City, Kansas); Derek Snyder, Fr., distance; Cassandra Jarzabek, Fr., mid-distance, relays.

Outlook — Reloading-contending. Losing record thrower Ethan Elliott will hurt, but the Blackhawks have a large squad with plenty of experience returning. Will be strong, as usual, in league and could be a Far East darkhorse.


Head coach — Steven Elliott, first season.

Key performers — Eric Ji, Jr., IF-P; Skyler Allison, Sr., CF-P; Christian Orlando, Sr., IF-P; Donovan Brown, So.; Beckett Babb, So.

Outlook — Reloading-contending. Of the team’s 18 players, 12 are upperclassmen, eight of them seniors, giving the Blackhawks plenty of leadership. Babb and Brown come in from the States and are not new to the game.


Head coach — Ashley Gooch, second season.

Key returners — Joy Hayes, Sr., OF; Alexandria Tabaquero, Sr., C.

Outlook — Reloading-contending. Six players return and the team also features a crop of new players eager to get better. Raw talent and athleticism; Gooch is hoping they can quickly round into a competitive team.

Boys soccer

2023 season record — 3-12.

Head coach — Margaret Houk, fourth season.

Key performers — Nathan Bahng, Jr., MF; Tristan Michel, Sr., (4 goals); Mario Pascucci, So., D-MF (moves over from baseball); Robert Morales, Sr., GK; Joel Kwak, So., GK.

Outlook — Rebuilding-reloading. Blackhawks are stocked with goalkeepers, but have to replace three departed players who combined for 12 goals last season.

Girls soccer

2023 season record — 6-8.

Head coach — Scott Bittner, second season.

Key performers — Claire Anderson, Jr., MF (6 goals, 5 assists); Syra Soto, Jr., MF (7 goals); Isabel Maloney, Fr., MF-F.

Outlook — Rebuilding-reloading. Maloney is not new to the game and gives Soto an option for passing up front along with Anderson. Could be a Far East darkhorse.


Track and field

Head coach — Bridget Heffele, second season, and Cornell Jones, first season.

Key performers — Jayden Hightower, Jr., relays, sprints; Alivia Ford, So., throws; Malik Davis, Jr., jumps.

Outlook — Rebuilding. A sizeable team of 20 at the high school level, but mostly young; nary a senior in the bunch.


Head coach — Tyler Greve, first season (transferred from Humphreys).

Key performers — Tim Davidson, Sr., OF-1B; Josh Low, Jr., SS-P.

Outlook — Reloading-contending at the D-II level. A good sized team of 15 players, seven of them returning. Hosting Far East D-II tournament again and hoping to step beyond last year’s also-ran finish.


Head coach — Doug French and Victoria Montes, first season.

Key performers — Lavandria Ulloa, Sr., OF; Ava Perez, Sr., C-SS; Hanna Rutland, Jr., C-3B.; Zephaniah Martin, Jr., IF-P; Maddie Smith, Fr., P-SS; Abigail Elliott, Jr., 1B-OF.

Outlook — Rebuilding-reloading. Much will depend on how rapidly Smith develops as a pitcher; plenty of potential and she can throw. Could blossom into a contender if all the pieces develop.

Boys soccer

2023 season record — 0-13.

Head coach — Michael Paul, second season.

Key performers — Reid Iverson, Fr., MF (transfer from Radford High School in Hawaii); Chris Hinchliffe, Jr., D; Samuel Jeon, Sr.; Aiden Machmer, So.

Outlook — Rebuilding. The Cougars’ key newcomer already has a 2023 soccer season under his belt at Radford and has already been named Osan’s team captain. Half the team is new, though. A matter of how quickly they can develop.

Girls soccer

2023 season record — 5-8-4.

Head coach — Sung Plourde, 22nd season.

Key performers — Clarice Lee, Jr., MF; Tatiana Lunn, Sr., F; Ashley Kim, Sr., GK; Jazmine Butalina, Sr., MF; Camrynn Tuigamala, Fr., F; Liah Vanek, Fr., GK; Grace Williams, Fr., MF.

Outlook — Rebuilding. A young Cougars squad, with 12 freshmen and just five players returning. Cougars are stocked with goalkeeping. If they can keep some of the youngsters, who aren’t new to soccer, the future could be bright. Osan holds the DODEA-Pacific record with eight Far East Division II titles, but it’s been a lengthy drought; none in the last 11 years.

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Dave Ornauer has been employed by or assigned to Stars and Stripes Pacific almost continuously since March 5, 1981. He covers interservice and high school sports at DODEA-Pacific schools and manages the Pacific Storm Tracker.

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