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Basketball(Boys and girls at same sites unless otherwise indicated)

FridayMenwith Hill at Brussels; AFNORTH at Lakenheath; SHAPE at Bitburg; Wiesbaden at Baumholder; Mannheim at Kaiserslautern; Ramstein at Ansbach; Vilseck at Bamberg; Black Forest Academy at Heidelberg; Hohenfels at Patch; Aviano at Milan; Sigonella at American Overseas School of Rome; Marymount International School of Rome at Naples

SaturdayACS-Hillingdon at Alconbury; AFNORTH at Lakenheath; Menwith Hill at Brussels; SHAPE at Bitburg; Baumholder at Wiesbaden; Ramstein at Ansbach; Bamberg at Vilseck; Black Forest Academy at Heidelberg; Hohenfels at Patch; Aviano at Milan; Sigonella at American Overseas School of Rome; Marymount International School of Rome at Naples

TuesdayInternational School of Brussels at Brussels; Ramstein boys at Mannheim

WednesdayLakenheath at the American School in London

MarksmanshipSaturdayAt Baumholder—Baumholder, Heidelberg, Mannheim, PatchAt Vilseck—Ansbach, Bamberg, Hohenfels, Vicenza, Vilseck

WrestlingSaturdayAt AFNORTH—AFNORTH, Kaiserslautern, Mannheim, Ramstein, St. John’s of Brussels, WiesbadenAt Alconbury—Alconbury, Baumholder, Bitburg, Brussels, Lakenheath, SHAPEAt Hohenfels—Ansbach, Bamberg, Heidelberg, Hohenfels, Patch, VilseckAt Naples—American Overseas School of Rome, Aviano, Naples, Sigonella, Vicenza

Game of the WeekWhat: Bamberg at Vilseck boys basketballWhen: Around 5:30 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Grafenwöhr fitness centerWhat’s at stake: Testing the waters

Bamberg, fresh off a European Division III championship, and the Barons’ new coach, Tim Smith, himself fresh from leading Hanau to a D-IV crown, will complete their first weekend as a D-II school in this game.

"I really don’t know what to expect of them," Smith said by telephone on Wednesday. "I know they’ll be pretty good. They played well against Kaiserslautern,"

Vilseck, which dropped two one-possession verdicts to Kaiserslautern last weekend in its debut as a Division I school, is expecting the same thing in the Region III opener for both schools.

"They’re going to be strong," Falcons’ coach Rick Ritter said Wednesday.

Although this game is the regional opener, the two teams were scheduled to play a non-regional contest Friday night in Bamberg.

As they did against Kaiserslautern, Ritter said his young team would be looking to sophomore forward Aaron Ware as the Falcons test the more experienced Barons. Ware scored 15 points in Friday’s 63-61 loss to K-town and 22 in Saturday’s 60-59 defeat.

The Barons, not officially scheduled last weekend, played a German club team instead, and Smith said he was pleased with the way his team adapted to the system he’s installed. Smith has replaced the late Charles Jordan, who died of complications from surgery in the middle of last season.

"We have four good seniors," he said of a group that includes returning All-European Josh Robinson, "who give us good leadership. We’re pretty deep. I hope we run our offense right and our defense continues to improve."

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