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Lewis, Grubbs capture crowns in Okinawa district tennis finals

Willow Lewis, a Kubasaki senior, won the first six games in downing Noelle Asato in the girls final, while Kai Grubbs beat his teammate Henry Ruksc 8-1.

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DODEA-Korea schools finally get back on courts, courses

Thursday’s matches marked the start of the fall sports season in Korea. Tryouts finally began on Oct. 6, two weeks after brick-and-mortar schools reopened on peninsula.


Authorized departures: Coronavirus fears mean some overseas DODEA classes are being taught from the States

"Authorized departure" is a DOD-approved practice that allows overseas civilian workers and their families to return home if they are “at a higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed” to the coronavirus.


Far East cheerleading is back as a virtual event

Cross country and cheerleading championships will be determined in January after teams submit times or videos of their performances.


Far East cross country revived as a virtual event in late fall

The meet, open only to DODEA-Pacific schools, will take place at various locations between Nov. 21 and Dec. 12.


Students at Defense Department schools on Guam will return to classrooms on Oct. 26

Military bases on Guam have lowered the risk level for coronavirus transmission to moderate, a requisite set by the Department of Defense Education Activity for permitting students to return to classrooms.


Okinawa previews

Fall sports debut on courses, courts in Okinawa

Golf, tennis and cross country teams start competition in season delayed by coronavirus concerns.


Tropical Storm 22W (Goni), # 11 FINAL

Goni exits Luzon into South China Sea, TCWS 1 remains raised for southwestern areas of Luzon.


DODEA basketball, wrestling sidelined as volleyball gets new life in Korea

Fall sports season dates have been extended through Jan. 9, with Japan, Okinawa and Korea holding in-district tournaments the week of Jan. 4.


Fall sports restarting in DODEA-Pacific one school at a time

Okinawa is the only district in DODEA-Pacific that’s offering full competitive seasons in golf, tennis and cross country, for now.


‘It’s nice to see the kids again’: More DODEA schools in Japan open for classroom learning

Kids are back inside 13 Pacific South schools for the first time since late March.