European sports schedule for the October 15 edition
Cross countryFriday-SaturdayAt Ankara—Ankara, IncirlikSaturdayAt Aviano—Aviano, Marymount International School of Rome, International School of FlorenceAt Bamberg—Bamberg, Hohenfels, Patch, VilseckAt Heidelberg—Ansbach, Frankfurt International School, Heidelberg, MannheimAt Kaiserslautern—AFNORTH, Baumholder, Kaiserslautern, Ramstein, St. John’s International School of BrusselsAt Menwith Hill—Alconbury, Brussels, Menwith Hill, SHAPEAt Milan—American Overseas School of Rome, MilanAt Naples—Naples, Sigonella, VicenzaAt Wiesbaden—Bitburg, International School of Brussels, Lakenheath, Wiesbaden
Football(Overall records in parentheses)FridayDivision II—Ansbach (4-0) at Bamberg (3-1); International School of Brussels (4-0) at Aviano (1-2-1)SaturdayDivision I—Vilseck (3-1) at Ramstein (3-0), Lakenheath (0-4) at Kaiserslautern (2-2), Patch (2-2) at Heidelberg (3-1), local national team at Wiesbaden (2-2)Division II—AFNORTH (2-2) at SHAPE (1-2-1), Baumholder (4-0) at Bitburg (2-2), Mannheim (2-2) at Hohenfels (0-4), Vicenza (3-1) at Naples (1-2-1)Division III (9-man)—Sigonella (4-0) at Menwith Hill (4-0), Alconbury (0-3) at Rota (1-2). Brussels (0-3) is idle.
GolfThursday-FridayEuropean championships at Rheinblick golf course, Wiesbaden-Dotzheim
TennisFriday-SaturdayTurkey—Incirlik at AnkaraSaturdayRegion I—Lakenheath at International School of Brussels, Brussels at Alconbury, AFNORTH at SHAPERegion II—Bitburg at Kaiserslautern, Ramstein at Wiesbaden, Mannheim at BaumholderRegion III—Patch at Heidelberg, Hohenfels at Black Forest Academy, Vilseck at BambergRegion IV—Marymount International School of Rome at Aviano, Vicenza and Sigonella at Naples, American Overseas School of Rome at Milan
VolleyballAt Ankara—Ankara, IncirlikAt Aviano—Aviano, Marymount International School of Rome, International School of FlorenceAt Bamberg—Ansbachm Bamberg, Hohenfels, PatchAt Heidelberg—Black Forest Academy, Heidelberg, VilseckAt Kaiserslautern—Bitbutg, Frankfurt International School, Kaiserslautern, RamsteinAt Menwith Hill—AFNORTH, Alconbury, Menwith HillAt Milan—American Overseas School of Rome, MilanAt Naples—Naples, Sigonella, VicenzaAt SHAPE—Brussels, Lakenheath, SHAPEAt Wiesbaden—Baumholder, Mannheim, WiesbadenGame of the Week FootballAnsbach (4-0) at Bamberg (3-1)When: 7 p.m. Friday.Where: JFK Field, Bamberg.What’s at stake: Title, DODDS-Europe history.As if facing what Bamberg coach Jim Davis calls "the Goliath of football" with the Division II-East conference championship at stake weren’t challenge enough for Davis’ rising program, his Barons find themselves smack in the way of history, too. Three-time defending European champion Ansbach will be trying for a DODDS-Europe record 29th straight victory when it takes the field Friday night.Ansbach coach Marcus George, whose 2002-2005 Ansbach teams set the record of 28 straight the Cougars tied last Saturday, said supplanting those Cougar exes atop the consecutive-victory list won’t be easy."We expect a tough game," George said Sunday. "Jim Davis is a sound coach and has a solid, athletic team this year — big linemen and fast, athletic skill players."George cited running back Forte Cunningham as an example of the kind of player his team will have to subdue to put the ’06-’09 Cougars atop the record book."They have a strong running game with a nice blend of passing," George said.As does Ansbach, he might have added. The Cougars’ running-back rotation of All-Europe senior Carter Gunn, junior Alex Moya, and senior Shaun Francis has accounted for 13 touchdowns, while All-Europe senior quarterback Dominic Barrale has run for three TDs, passed for three and returned an interception for yet another TD. Ansbach (4-0) is averaging 48 points per game.Davis, whose Barons (3-1) are working on a three-game winning streak, is hoping to trim that number."If we are in it," he said Tuesday, "I think the game will be low-scoring. It will only be high-scoring if they run away with it."