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Scott WoodWrestling Kubasaki, OkinawaLast week:

Weeks of Feb. 8-21: Captured the 122-pound weight class and became only the second four-time DODDS-Pacific Far East High School Wrestling Tournament gold medalist, and the only one to be named the Far East Tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler on Feb. 14 at Okinawa’s Camp Foster Field House.

Wood, a senior, won all six of his bouts during the three-day freestyle portion of the tournament, including a 3-0, 6-2 decision over Jordan Castillo-Henderson of Kadena, who had pinned Wood in the 122-pound final in the Rumble on the Rock two weeks earlier. Wood also helped pace Kubasaki to its Pacific-record 21st Far East team title, in the freestyle competition.

"He’s a great competitor, He never quits," coach Terry Chumley said. "He shows such maturity and follow-through. He wrestles like he practices. [At Far East] he turned it on when he needed to."

Ashley HawkinsBasketball

Robert D. Edgren, Japan

Last week:

Weeks of Feb. 8-21: Was chosen as MVP of the DODDS-Pacific Far East Class A Tournament at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, where she captained the Eagles to their first appearance in the Class A title game. The Eagles lost 41-37 to four-time champion Osan American.

Hawkins, a junior, averaged 18.4 points in the Eagles’ eight games. They won their round-robin pool, then went 2-2 in playoff games, losing only to Osan in completing a huge turnaround from their 2007-08 campaign. Edgren went 3-18 last season; they finished 16-8 this year.

"Ashley gives it her all," coach Sarah Richardson said. "She is a team player and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done, even if it means sacrificing herself. She never lets anything go to her head and is always trying to build the girls up."

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