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Dave Ornauer

Tournaments serve as tests for wrestling, basketball teams

They finished fourth, losing four times in the Kanto Classic last January. But coach Daisy Whitaker-Hayes called the three-day tournament at American School In Japan a “pivotal point” in Zama’s bid for its first DODEA-Japan and Far East Division II Tournament titles.

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Prep roundup

Many wrestlers get chance to see what Far East foes look like

Colin Nation, a Kubasaki junior transfer from Tampa Prep, won all three of his bouts by technical fall.


Wrestlers set to Rumble again this weekend

After seven years on the shelf, the Rumble on the Rock wrestling tournament is back on the Okinawa mats, with four regular Far East tournament teams and local Japanese grapplers set for a full day’s action Saturday at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.


Wrestling preview

Osan turns back the clock by filling out the lineup

There were just two wrestlers in the Osan practice room two years ago, setting off concerns about an “empty room syndrome” at some of the smaller programs in Korea.


Boys basketball preview

Can Humphreys duplicate a perfect season?

After winning all 33 games and a school-first Far East Division I boys basketball title, the question is: Can Humphreys do it all again?


Girls basketball preview

Zama has become the leader of the pack

What a difference that first championship season has made for Zama’s girls basketball team.


95W Invest: TCFA canceled

Models forecast 95W to keep tracking west but with minimal development.


Okinawa bases to enter TCCOR All Clear on Dec. 1

The essuing of TCCOR All Clear signals the end of the northwest Pacific’s tropical cyclone season, will remain All Clear until next June 1.


Okinawa bases to enter TCCOR All Clear on Dec. 1

The issuing of TCCOR All Clear signals the end of the northwest Pacific’s tropical cyclone season, will remain All Clear until next June 1.


Girls tennis AOY

Omachi was the best even when not at her best

Nothing feels quite like the pressure of being the top seed in a tennis tournament … and you’re not having your best day on the court.


Boys tennis AOY

Posthumus added to game and showed it on court

In his first three seasons on the court, it was pretty easy to figure out Daniel Posthumus and his game: “Serve and a prayer,” as his coach Nico Hindie called it.