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Daegu Warriors

2022-23 season record — 4-6 league, 6-10 overall; seventh in Far East Division II tournament.

Head coach — Deon Snider, first season.

Key performers — Adrian Tagalog, Sr., PG; Nico Sowu, Sr., C; Maurice Sowu, Fr., C; Beckham Clites, Sr., G; Chris Garcia, Sr., G-F; Andrew Burke, Jr., F; Leo Pace, So., F; Jude Velazquez, Fr.; Avery Lewis, Fr.

Outlook — Rebuilding with the hope of contending. Some size and experience. A matter of fitting all the pieces into the right places.

Humphreys Blackhawks

2022-23 season record — 6-4 league, 10-8 overall; third in Far East Division I.

Head coach — Ashley Gooch, first season (has served as an assistant since school opened 10 years ago.

Key performers — Elijah Kidd, So.; Brandon Howell, Jr.; Andrew Thompson, So.; Cason Vaughn, So.

Outlook — Rebuilding-reloading. Younger than they’ve been in past years. Some height, good speed; not much experience.

Osan Cougars

2022-23 season record — 8-2 league, 12-8 overall; second in Far East Division II.

Head coach — Sebastian Tavarez, first season.

Key performers — Aaron Patterson, Sr.; Mekhi Kelley, Sr.; R.J. Jones, So.; Matthew Siebert, Jr.; Benjamin Ziegler, Jr.; Ben Feldt, Sr.; Ben Bettridge, Jr.

Outlook — Rebuilding. Graduations and transfers gutted the lineup, but there’s enough experience to make the team competitive as the season progresses.


Daegu Warriors

2022-23 season record — 10-0 league, 13-3 overall

Head coach — Kathryn Brashears, third season.

Key performers — Jasmine Harvey, Sr., C; Jazmirra McClendon, Sr., G; Trinity Harvey, So., G.

Outlook — Contending in Korea’s Red Division and should better their finish in last season’s Far East tournament. McClendon returns after spending last season away and is expected to be a strong addition.

Humphreys Blackhawks

2022-23 season record — 8-2 league, 10-7 overall; fourth in Far East Division I.

Head coach — Randall Sangalli, first season (has coached volleyball in prior years at Seoul American).

Key performers — Amayah Reyes, Sr., PG; Jasmine Viner, Sr., G; Macy McCullough, Fr., F.

Outlook — Rebuilding-reloading. Not much height. Should rely on quickness. Transfers and graduations hurt the lineup, but keeping Reyes will be of help.

Osan Cougars

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2022-23 season record — 6-4 league, 7-11 overall; seventh in Far East Division II.

Coach — Euroya Lauzen and Anderson Bryant, first seasons.

Key performers — Tatiana Lunn, Sr., G; Hanna Rutland, Jr., post; Jonessa Jones, Sr., PG; Ashley Kim, Sr., F; Abigail Elliott, Jr., G; Alana San Nicolas, Sr., G.

Outlook — Reloading-contending. Plenty of experience returning to the lineup. Not a great deal of height, but quick and athletic.

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Daegu Warriors

Head coach — Zachary Colflesh, first season.

Outlook — Rebuilding. As is customary for the Warriors, the lineup is thin with little experience.

Humphreys Blackhawks

Head coach — Ben Pak, fifth season.

Key performers (with projected weights) — Keonwoo Park, Sr., 139-145; Joseph Fernald, Jr., 152; Kevin Motcheka, Sr., 285; Koah Meno, Sr., 189; Dominic Meno, Jr., 215; Ethan Wege, So., 114; Steve Gonzales, Sr., 160.

Outlook — Reloading-contending. The transfer round hurt the Blackhawks, but there are plenty of bodies in the wrestling room, some with experience.

Osan Cougars

Far East tournament championships — 1.

Head coach — Michael Paul, fifth season.

Key performer — Martin Heffele, So., 189.

Outlook — Rebuilding. Most of the boys in the wrestling room are middle schoolers. Paul is hopeful that other high school-aged boys will come out as workouts progress.

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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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