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Dave Ornauer

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Tropical Cyclone 23P (Niran), # 1

Niran peaks as a Category 5-equivalent severe cyclone east of Australia overnight Friday, lashes New Caledonia with 115-mph winds and 144-mph gusts Saturday.

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Heavy rain and severe winds lash Okinawa

Winds forecast to peak at over 50 mph Thursday evening, between 2 to 4 inches of rain forecast for Okinawa due to a sub-tropical low.


Kinnick’s Stravers taking grid game to next level

Linebacker who helped Red Devils win 2018 Far East D-I football title commits to NCAA D-III Greenville (Ill.).


Coronavirus may have canceled games, but not all athletes’ dreams

Despite the limits imposed by the pandemic, student-athletes insist they’re pressing ahead with their goals of playing the sports they love in college.


DODEA-Korea basketball season canceled due to coronavirus

Health protection condition in South Korea hasn't changed, so season won't be played. Spring sports seasons undetermined.


Three with DODEA-Pacific ties playing soccer at Pacific

Perry’s Lange, Kinnick’s Sullivan, son of Yokota girls coach on the roster of West Coast Conference’s Tigers.


DODEA high school drill program wins virtual competition after adding members during pandemic

In a normal year, teams from 12 Department of Defense Education Activity schools in the Pacific gather in separate venues for JROTC drill and marksmanship competitions.


Gaines, Cheramie lead the way for virtual cross country titles

Under the Far East virtual format enacted for this year, each school ran on regulation 400-meter tracks, seven boys and seven girls each, five runners scoring and the others pushing for a total of 12½ laps.


Kadena, Edgren capture cheerleading competition crowns

Edgren won its 11th D-II title and led a sweep of the top three places by DODEA-Japan schools. Kadena captured its eighth D-I Far East title, leading a 1-2 finish for Okinawa.


TCCOR All Clear issued Jan. 1 for Okinawa

All Clear signals the end of the tropical cyclone season for Okinawa; Guam remains in TCCOR 4 year round.


Fiji pounded by another tropical cyclone

Ana caused flooding in Nadi and Suva on Fiji’s western main island of Viti Levu, nearly two months after Yasa devastated the islands.