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Sigonella’s Marley McElree bumps the ball to start the Jaguars’ attack on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in a match against the Aviano Saints.

Sigonella’s Marley McElree bumps the ball to start the Jaguars’ attack on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in a match against the Aviano Saints. (Kent Harris/Stars and Stripes)

High school

Tennis

Friday at Brussels

Boys

Hohenfels 4, Brussels 3

Singles – Beckham Witty (Hoh) def. Grant Rohrer 6-0, 6-0, Joseph Moody (Hoh) def. Elham Aziri 8-4; Kai Zinn (Bru) def. Adrian Metcalf 8-4; Scott Johnson (Hoh) def. Elai De Leon Kona 8-4; Brian David (Hoh) def. Miles Grussing 8-0.

Doubles – Rohrer/Aziri def. Moody/Johnson 6-4, 6-4; Zinn/De Leon Kona def. David/Metcalf 8-5.

Girls

Brussels 6, Hohenfels 1

Singles – Abigail Halttunen (Bru) def. Skyler Bledsoe 6-0, 6-0; Almina Kocabas (Bru) def. Hannah Myers 8-3; Riley Thomas (Bru) def. Alhena Farias 8-1; Ava Hite (Bru) def. Winter Lowery 8-3; Lexi Myer (Hoh) def. Adrianne Chezik 8-4.

Doubles – Haltunnen/Thomas def. Bledsoe/Myers 6-0, 6-0; Kocabas/Hite def. Farias Lowery 8-2.

Saturday at Brunnsum

Boys

AFNORTH 5, Hohenfels 4

Singles – Witty def. Gray Bayless 6-1, 6-0; Moody def. Max Berlin 8-5; Andre Sperber (AFN) def. Metcalf 8-1; Sawyer Kallestad (AFN) def. Johnson 8-6; David def. Henry Main 8-4; Caleb Mason (AFN) def. Bryce Buford 8-0.

Doubles – Moody/Johnson def. Berlin/Sperber 7-5, 7-6; Bayless/Kallestad def. David/Metcalf 8-4; Main/Mason def. Smith/Turley 6-0.

Girls

Hohenfels 7, AFNORTH 2

Singles - Sheckinah Boswell (AFN) def. Bledsoe 6-2, 6-4; Myers def. Arianna Pfeil 8-1; Farias, Lowery, Myer and Katelyn Cooley (Hoh) won by forfeit.

Doubles - Boswell/Pfeil def. Bledsoe/Myers 6-3, 6-4; Farias/Lowery, Myer/Cooley won by forfeit.

Friday at Alconbury

Boys

Alconbury 9, Spangdahlem 0

Singles – Gethin Moose def. Conner Koenig 6-2, 6-3; Tyler Kesinger def. Russel Checkett 8-0; Phoenix Cordova def. Matthew Martinez 8-1; Nathan Lucas def. Gabe Saldano 8-1; Tyler Robinson (Alc) and Nick Snopkowski (Alc) won by forfeit.

Doubles – Moose/Kesinger def. Koenig/Checkett 6-2, 6-0; Lucas/Cordova def. Martinez/Saldano 6-1; Snopkowski/Rosco Brady won by forfeit.

Girls

Spangdahlem 7, Alconbury 2

Singles – Samantha Moran (Spa) def. Anceline Sanchez 6-4, 6-2; Rachana Dacumos (Alc) def. Aspen Lindsey 8-4; Natalie Moran (Spa) def. Joslin Real 8-4; Alliana Hogeland (Spa) def. Maggie May 8-5; Jaisa Whaley (Spa) def. Daniella Pantoja 6-4; Sandrine Bennet (Spa) def. Aila Zentner 6-3.

Doubles – Sanchez/Dacumos def. Lindsey/N.Moran 6-2, 6-4; Hogeland/Whaley def. Real/May 6-4; S.Moran/Bennet def. Gabi Pantoja/Ana Alejandro Diez 6-2.

Saturday at Lakenheath

Boys

Lakenheath 7, Spangdahlem 1

Singles – Calvin Moncada (Lak) def. Koenig 6-1, 6-3; Checkett def. Nikko Scott 8-2; Sean Hudgeons (Lak) def. Martinez 8-0; Christian Hiam (Lak) def. Saldano 6-1; Jesse Rico (Lak) and Gabriel Blanke (Lak) won by forfeit.

Doubles – Moncada/Rico def. Koenig/Checkett 6-1, 6-5; Blanke/Hudgeons def. Martinez/Saldano 6-1.

Girls

Lakenheath 5, Spangdahlem 3

Singles – S.Moran def. Maddison Beedham 6-2, 6-0; Elisabeth Petrich (Lak) def. Aspen Lindsay 8-1; Hikari Scott def. N.Moran 8-6; Hogeland def. Isabel Foran 6-3; Teagan Poole (Lak) def. Whaley 8-6; Bennet def. Brooklyn Alvarez 6-0.

Doubles – Petrich/Beedham def. A.Moran/N.Moran 6-1, 6-1; Foran/Scott def. Hogeland/Whaley 8-1.

Saturday at Ramstein

Boys

Ramstein 9, Wiesbaden 0

Singles - Tristan Chandler def. Nicholas Beier 6-0, 6-1; Josh Huillet def. Kayden Ballard 8-1; Oscar Paz-Suaznabar def. Jack Bishop 8-2; Eric Kim def. Ethan Na 8-0; Sean Kim def. Colton Howell 8-2; Elliot Radosevich def. Dawson Lee 8-1.

Doubles – E.Kim/S.Kim def. Beier/Ballard 6-0, 6-0; Pas-Suaznabar/Huillet def. Bishop/Na 8-1; James Rojas/Radosevich def. Lee/ Howell 8-1.

Girls

Ramstein 7, Wiesbaden 2

Singles - Kassi Von Eicken (Ram) def. Bella Rainey 6-0, 6-0; Sophia Rainey (Wies) def. Kennedy Call (RHS) 9-8 (10-2); Emma Singletary (Ram) def. Ava Kryway 8-2; Olivia Lebron (Ram) def. Kasey Jacobs 8-2; Madelyn Knepper (Ram) def. London Howell 8-5; Aliya Jones (Ram) def. Gal Gonzalez-Escalante 8-2.

Doubles – B.Rainey/S.Rainey def. Kennedy Simmons/Knepper 6-0, 6-1; Singletary/Lebron def. Jacobs/Kryway 8-1; Call/Jones def. Gonzalez-Escalante/Howell 8-4.

Saturday at Kaiserslautern

Boys

Kaiserslautern 8, SHAPE 1

Singles - Alexander Brunk (Kais) def. Alejandro Cuesta 6-0, 3-6, (10-6); Jacob Gerber (Kais) def. Alberto Viera 8-6; Eduardo Torrente de La Pisa (SHA) def. Jace Martin 8-5; Sam Jones (Kais) def. Rodrigo Ortega 8-3; Noel Houser (Kais) def. Rodrigo Lage 8-3; Anderson Ennis (Kais) def. Karol Plandowski 8-3.

Doubles - Gerber/Martin def. Cuesta/Torrente de La Pisa 6-0, 6-2; Brunk/Jones def. Viera/Ortega 8-1; Houser/Ennis def. Lage/Plandowski 8-2.

Girls

Kaiserslautern 9, SHAPE 0

Singles - Stella Schmitz (Kais) def. Carla Cuesta 6-0, 6-0; Brooke Rawcliffe (Kais) def. Georgia Maria Bourtzi 8-0; Alisa Dietzel (Kais) def. Mariana Torrente de La Pisa 8-0; Gianna Terry (Kais) def. Clara Pacios 8-0; Isabela Wagers (Kais) def. Chiara D'Arrigo 8-0; Bailey Bates (Kais) def. Addie Atkins 8-3.

Doubles - Abby Hover/Dietzel (KHS) def. Bourtzi/Cuesta 6-2, 6-2; Schmitz/Rawcliffe def. Atkins/Carla Bernal Fernandez 8-0; Terry/Wagers def. D’Arrigo/Torrente de La Pisa 8-3.

Saturday at Stuttgart

Boys

Stuttgart 7, Vilseck 0

Singles – Noah Shive def. Cameron Holloway 8-0; Sharif Elmas def. Robert Demeo 8-1; Kaden Jones def. Jayson Baldwin 8-2; Logan Hammack def. Christian Laliberte 8-0; Evan Chang def. Jonah Lopez 8-4.

Doubles – Shive/Call def. Demeo/Baldwin 8-0; Patrick Gibbons/Donovan Jurich def. Holloway/Laliberte 9-7.

Girls

Stuttgart 8, Vilseck 0

Singles – Isabel Williams def. Zoe Crawford 8-3; Devin French def. Camila Gomez 8-0; Kiera French def. Illianna Ramirez 8-1; Melayna Tingey def. Addy Alvarez 8-2; Chloe Fulton def. Luz Pasillas 8-2; Allison Hayes def. Serena Fleet 8-0.

Doubles – D.French/K.French def. Ramirez/Alvarez 8-1; Vanessa Franco/Lauren Lover vs. Crawford/Gomez stopped by weather; Charlotte Williams/Samantha Doherty def. Loyd/Mijares 8-2.

Boys

Singles – Call def. Bobby Lovallo (Ansbach) 8-0.

Girls

Singles – Williams vs. Meredith Maxwell (Ansbach) stopped by weather.

Boys

Singles – Holloway def. Lovallo 8-5.

Girls

Singles – Maxwell def. Crawford 8-4.

Saturday at Vicenza

Boys

Bahrain 3, Sigonella 0

Singles – Carson Owens def. Kennan Hager 8-3; Matthew Mendoza def. Andrei Hamilton.

Doubles – Thomas/Owens def. Miller/Hager.

Girls

Sigonella 2, Bahrain 1

Singles – Charlize Caro (Sig) def. Shriya Pamula 8-0; Julie Wright (Bah) def. Katie Balbo 8-2.

Doubles – Caro/Deguzman def. Wright/Pamula 8-0.

Boys

Vicenza 5, Bahrain 1

Singles – Sam Grady (Vic) def. Owens 8-6; Ja’Cori Thomas (Bah) def. Christian Frazee 6-1; Sam Hace (Vic) def. Tyler Applefield 6-3; Jacob McGovern (Vic) def. Patrick Harney 6-0.

Doubles – Grady/Reed def. Thomas/Owens 8-2; Leon/Shore def. Mendoza/Applefield 6-0.

Girls

Vicenza 9, Bahrain 0

Singles – Delia Gordon def. Pamula 8-2; Ava Parker def. Angelina Mohamed 6-0; Sarah McGovern def. Julie Wright 6-1; Elie Delap def. Dalisa Lewis 6-1; Lily Grady def. Jasmin Courts 7-5; Lauren Parker def. Rylee Rummel 6-1.

Doubles – Wilson/Svenson def. Wright/Pamula 8-0; Delap/Miletich def. Mohamed/Courts 6-2; Morris/Al-Away def. Rummel/Lewis 6-1.

Boys

Vicenza 3, Sigonella 0

Singles – Andrew Reed def. Chase Miller 8-3; Isaac Leon def. Andrei Hamilton 8-0.

Doubles – Grady/Reed def. Hager/Miller 8-3.

Girls

Vicenza 3, Sigonella 0

Singles – Addie Wilson def. Valerie Deguzman 8-0; Maya McLeod def. Katherine Balbo 8-1.

Doubles – Wilson/Svenson def. Caro/Deguzman 8-5.

Angeliah Barraza-Hernandez, second from left, Ryleigh Denton and Emese Hriczu all look back toward Sigonella libero Isabelle Balleza in hopes she can dig the ball after an Aviano serve on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

Angeliah Barraza-Hernandez, second from left, Ryleigh Denton and Emese Hriczu all look back toward Sigonella libero Isabelle Balleza in hopes she can dig the ball after an Aviano serve on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. (Kent Harris/Stars and Stripes)

Sigonella's Emese Hriczu bumps the ball to begin a Jaguars attack against Aviano on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

Sigonella's Emese Hriczu bumps the ball to begin a Jaguars attack against Aviano on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. (Kent Harris/Stars and Stripes)

Volleyball

Girls

Aviano def. Sigonella 25-19, 25-23, 25-12

Friday at Aviano

Noteworthy – Emese Hriczu had 9 kills for the Jaguars and Fabiola Mercado-Rodriguez 3 kills and 6 assists. Elaina Holsclaw had 11 kills and 8 aces for the Saints, while Mayci Salmon had 21 assists, Jaycee Spence 5 aces and 7 digs and Sophia Fisher 8 kills and 5 aces.

Aviano def. Sigonella 25-9, 25-19, 24-26, 25-16

Saturday at Aviano

Noteworthy – Laney Reardon had 7 kills for the Jaguars and Mercado-Rodriguez 12 assists and 5 kills. Holsclaw had 15 kills and 5 aces for the Saints, while Salmon had 25 assists, Spence 7 digs and 4 aces and Fisher 9 aces and 8 kills.

Saturday at Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern def. Lakenheath 25-16, 19-25, 25-11, 25-20

Noteworthy – Chloe Aldrich had 9 kills and 8 aces for the Lancers, while A’Lydia McNeal had 5 kills. Sage Barnes led the Raiders with 9 kills, while Piper Nowlin added 5. Se’maiya Farrow and Xin Ai Robinson each had 3 aces.

Lakenheath def. Vliseck 25-19, 25-18, 21-25, 25-17

Noteworthy – Aldrich had 10 kills and 7 aces, McNeal 6 kills and 4 aces and Riley Kraft 6 kills for the Lancers.

Kaiserslautern def. Vilseck: 25-10, 25-17, 25-13

Noteworthy - Robinson led the Raiders with 6 kills, while Se’maiya Farrow had 4. Isabella Daep had 8 aces.

Saturday at Hohenfels

Brussels def. Hohenfels 25-18, 7- 5, 25-8, 25-15

AFNORTH def. Brussels 25-15, 25-14, 25-23

Noteworthy – Sophia Mier had 5 aces and 3 blocks for the Lions, while Bella Benedetto had 6 aces.

AFNORTH def. Hohenfels 17-25, 25-6, 25-10, 25-17

Noteworthy – Elsa Stubbendorff 8 kills and 3 blocks and Isabella Guest 6 aces and 5 digs for the Lions.

Saturday at Ramstein

Wiesbaden def. Ramstein 20-25, 25-17, 25-18, 13-25, 15-6

Noteworthy – Jodia Relojo had 11 kills and 4 blocks for the Royals, while Kaitlyn Rex had 10 digs, Jasmine Jones 4 blocks and Layla Kim 7 aces.

Wiesbaden def. SHAPE 25-17, 25-15, 25-10

Noteworthy - Audrey Garrison had 11 aces, 7 kills and 15 assists on the day for the Warriors, while Lyndsey Urick had 24 kills and 4 aces and Sailor Allred 17 digs.

Ramstein def. SHAPE 25-11, 25-13, 25-19

Noteworthy - Jazmyn Hall had 8 aces, Sophia Schluth 7 kills and Jones 5 kills for the Royals.

Saturday at Baumholder

Ansbach def. Alconbury 25-14, 25-22

Noteworthy - Georgia Bryant had 30 assists for the Cougars, while Trinity Batin and Kennedy Kohrs had 5 kills each and Tierney Bogard added 4. Natalie Ritter had 6 aces and didn’t lose a point in 14 serves.

Ansbach def. Baumholder 25-16, 25-14

Noteworthy - Kohrs had 5 kills and Georgia Bryant 17 assists and 5 aces as the Cougars improved to 3-0 on season.

Vicenza def. Marymount 25-6, 20-25, 25-11, 25-9

Friday at Vicenza

Noteworthy - Shalom Dejardin had 4 aces and 3 kills for the Cougars.

Vicenza def. Marymount 25-10, 25-21, 25-8

Saturday at Vicenza

Noteworthy - Maya Fitch had 8 aces and Larkin Blue 5 for the Cougars.

Saturday at Stuttgart

Black Forest Academy def. Stuttgart 22-25, 26-28, 25-22, 25-22, 15-13

Noteworthy – Savannah Tweedy had 14 kills and Haewon Park 13 for the Falcons. Berea Bryan had 24 assists, Ayana Gomez had 14 digs, Bella Whaley 12 digs, Icsiss Perez 11 kills and 4 blocks and Kamarija Woolridge 7 kills for the Panthers.

BFA def. Spangdahlem 25-18, 25-19, 25-18

Noteworthy - Tweedy had 8 kills and Danielle Cherry 7 for the Falcons.

Stuttgart def. Spangdahlem 25-12, 26-24, 25-18

Noteworthy - Sara Houghton had 6 aces and 5 kills, Katie Dollins 8 assists, Bryan 7 assists and Charity Clements 3 aces for the Panthers

Naples def. American Overseas School of Rome 23-25, 25-16, 28-26, 25-18

Friday at Rome

Noteworthy – Cristina Nespoli had 10 kills, Clara Clayton 5 kills and 4 assists and Annika Kravetzsky 10 assists and 4 kills for the Falcons.

Naples def. AOSR 23-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-18

Saturday at Rome

Noteworthy – Kennedy Rascoe had 14 digs, Aiyanna Godrey 7 kills and 3 aces and Ella Taitingfong 10 digs and 4 aces for the Wildcats over both matches. Nespoli had 11 kills, Clayton 4 kills and 3 assists and Kravetzsky 10 assists and 3 kills for the Falcons on Friday.

Boys

Aviano def. Sigonella 30-28, 25-10, 29-27

Friday at Aviano

Noteworthy - Gabriele Fabbro had 8 kills and 5 aces for the Saints, while Xavier Fox had 7 kills, Nikko Monson had 3 blocks and Kowen Nowell had 24 assists.

Aviano def. Sigonella 25-22, 25-17, 18-25, 25-21

Saturday at Aviano

Noteworthy - Ethan Okkerse had 7 kills for the Saints, Nowell had 32 assists and 2 blocks, Fabbro had 18 kills and 8 aces and Fox had 9 kills and 3 aces.

AOSR def. Naples 25-27, 25-16, 19-25, 25-18, 17-15

Friday at Rome

Noteworthy – Anthony Di Matteo had 7 blocks and 7 aces for the Falcons, while Parker Huber had 5 kills and 3 aces, Aurelian Berthet 4 kills, 3 aces and 3 blocks and Tomas Brown-Samper 3 aces.

AOSR def. Naples 23-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-18

Saturday at Naples

Noteworthy – Brown-Samper had 9 blocks and Di Matteo and Elliot Kopko 8 blocks each for the Falcons, while Huber had 6 kills and 5 aces.

Cross country

Saturday at Rome

(last names for Vicenza unavailable)

Boys

Aviano 27, Vicenza 42, Naples 53, AOSR, Rota, Sigonella incomplete

1. Ben Udall (Avi) 17 minutes, 21 seconds; 2. Everett Taylor (Avi) 18:04; 3. Zachary Taylor (Avi) 18:12; 4. Andrew McGovern (Vic) 18:42; 5. Jacob Kidd (Nap) 19:29; 6. Jacob Kloepper (Vic) 19:49; 7. Jackson Brock (Vic) 19:50; 8. Noah Lindee (Nap) 19:54; 9. Wyatt McGowen (Avi) 20:47; 10. Jack Quentin (Sig) 20:54.

Girls

Naples 45, Vicenza 60, Sigonella 60, Aviano 85, AOSR 86, Rota incomplete

1. Ryleigh Ervin (Avi) 21:24, 2. Kayla Lubba (Vic) 22:09; 3. Kayly Eimicke (Sig) 22:28; 4. Alexandra Balsamo (Nap) 22:55; 5. Natalia DiMatteo (AOSR) 22:59; 6. Kaitlyn Wayne (Vic) 23:22; 7. Anna Townsend (Rot) 25:42; 8. Gracie Dominguez (Nap) 26:01; 9. Nadia Shimaski (Nap) 26:01; 10. Molly Lefringhouse (Sig) 26:03.

Saturday at Frankfurt

Boys

Stuttgart 31, Wiesbaden 71, BFA 102, International School of Brussels 124, Bonn 128, Zurich 133, Ansbach 162, Frankfurt 199

1. Luke Jones (Wies) 16:38.91; 2. Carter Lindsey (Stut) 17:03.07; 3. Mathis Pinsard (Bonn), 4. Jackson Coombes (Stut) 17:12.81; 5. Alex Daniels (Stut) 17:35.56; 6. Chase Fitterer (ISB) 17:42.17; 7. Josiah Alexander (BFA) 17:54.01; 8. Gavin Bentley (Zurich) 18:01.24; 9. William Morken (Stut) 18:15.82; 10. Yan Langlois (Bonn) 18:18.7.

Girls

Stuttgart 16, Wiesbaden 41, ISB 84, BFA, Bonn, Zurich, Ansbach, Frankfurt incomplete

1. Vanessa Alder (Stut) 18:37.75; 2. Lilian Alder (Stut) 18:42.54; 3. Ella Bishop (Stut) 20:46.88; 4. Reagan Stewart (Stut) 21:14.33; 5. Annastasia Berghammer (Wies) 21:43.49; 6. Sophie Templeton (Stut) 22:30.17; 7. Kendall Kaloostian (Wies) 22:34.9; 8. Bryce Watts (Wies) 22:41.12; 9. Lilian Austin (Stut) 22:49.3; 10. Jade Saunders (Wies) 23:20.68.

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Kent has filled numerous roles at Stars and Stripes including: copy editor, news editor, desk editor, reporter/photographer, web editor and overseas sports editor. Based at Aviano Air Base, Italy, he’s been TDY to countries such as Afghanistan Iraq, Kosovo and Bosnia. Born in California, he’s a 1988 graduate of Humboldt State University and has been a journalist for almost 38 years.

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