Sarah GreenertGirls soccer

Nile C. Kinnick, Japan

Last week: Scored six goals, giving her 13 for the season, helping the Red Devils to two victories and completing their unbeaten regular season (15-0-1) with the Kanto Plain Association of Secondary Schools title to go with their Japan Soccer League championship won in March.

Greenert, a senior who normally plays defense, scored four times to power Kinnick past Seisen International 12-0 on Monday. Two days later, the Red Devils wrapped up the Kanto league title as Greenert notched two goals in a 2-1 triumph over American School In Japan.

“She’s one of the players with the most heart that I’ve seen on my team in the last couple of years,” coach Nicolas Hindie said.

“She goes all out. She’s a leader on defense. And she’s shown dramatic improvement over the last year.”

Jeff MortonTrack and field

Kadena, Okinawa

Last week: Overcame a left leg injury to win four gold medals, two individual and two relay, in pacing the Panthers to eight gold medals during Saturday’s Kanto Plain Association of Secondary Schools championship meet at Kinuta Park Athletics Complex in Tokyo.

Morton, a junior, ran the 200 in 23.2 seconds and the 100 in 11.4, edging Wonzie Gardner of Yokota. Morton also ran the second legs of the 400- and 1,600-meter relays, which Kadena won in respective times of 43.58 seconds, .11 better than the Kanto record, and 3:32.12. Kadena participated in the meet as an invited non-scoring guest; had the Panthers been eligible to score points, they would have totalled 143.

“Everything he touched was gold,” coach Sergio Mendoza said of Morton, who was questionable for the meet with a left hamstring cramp. “He’s a symbol of the heart these kids have. He represents them well. I’m proud of him.”

— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff

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