Dave Ornauer

pacific storm tracker

Tropical Cyclone 15S (Marcus), # 1

Marcus batters Darwin, and the Marine Rotational Force, with 80-mph gusts and heavy rain.

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Track preview

Will this be another record-breaking season?

Exotica Hall is perhaps best known for achieving high heights in the Pacific’s high school high jump pits.

Baseball preview

Kadena seeking another title shot - and better ending

So close and yet so far. That’s been the narrative for Kadena, which seems to be jinxed where the Far East Division I baseball tournament is concerned.

Softball preview

Zama comes out swinging in defense of title

One thing coach Aaron Wells says he doesn’t need to worry about where his Zama softball team is concerned – it can flat hit the ball.

Girls soccer preview

Kinnick, Perry looking for someone to put on scoring boots

Time and again over his 15 years as Nile C. Kinnick’s coach, Nico Hindie would coach the Red Devils girls soccer team to a stellar regular-season record, then come up short of a Far East Division I title.

Boys soccer preview

Yokota, Perry among those chasing after CAJ

Should folks believe that Christian Academy Japan is ripe to be dethroned as Far East Division II boys soccer tournament champion simply because Most Valuable Player Lawrence Yamaguchi has moved on, think again, at least one rival coach says.

Okinawa strikers taking their game to the next level

Kubasaki, Kadena soccer players commit to playing collegiate ball; more may follow.

Girls basketball AOY

Bailey had to shoulder more of load to help Panthers repeat

Helping Yokota to its fourth straight Far East Division II Tournament girls basketball title was a lot harder than it appeared for Panthers senior Britney Bailey.

Wrestling AOY

Wirth turned rare loss into motivation for another title

Sometimes, one down moment in a wrestler’s season can be enough to motivate them for the rest of their high school career.

Boys basketball AOY

Metcalf proves he can win at multiple levels

It’s a singular breed who can win a Far East tournament and Most Valuable Players honors in Division I one year, then transfer and do the same at a Division II school the next.

Pacific Storm Tracker

Tropical Depression 02W (Sanba), # 16 FINAL

Sanba remains a weak tropical depression, headed toward southern Palawan.