Yokota Panthers pitcher Peter Weaver delivers during Saturday's Japan Baseball League game against Edgren. The Panthers won 20-0.

Yokota Panthers pitcher Peter Weaver delivers during Saturday's Japan Baseball League game against Edgren. The Panthers won 20-0. (Dave Ornauer / S&S)

The E.J. King and Osan American boys soccer teams and Robert D. Edgren baseball team would dearly love to put Saturday in their rearview mirrors.

E.J. King’s hard knocks came at the hands of Yokota, which administered a Japan Soccer League-record 19-0 shellacking to the Cobras on their home field at Sasebo Naval Base.

Senior Scott Monahan led Yokota with four goals, giving him a Pacific-best eight this season, and Andreas Cabral scored five times.

Despite the pounding, coach Henry Barr said that only good could come from that match for his Cobras.

“I’m not sad about the loss,” he said. “When you win, you don’t learn much. When you lose, you learn a lot, and in this match, we learned a lot. We’ll just get back to work at practice and get ready for our next matches” this weekend against Nile C. Kinnick.

Coach Tim Pujol, whose Panthers earlier downed Canadian Academy 8-2 to sweep all four of their weekend matches at Sasebo, did all he could, he said, to keep the outcome from being even worse, shuffling offensive and defensive players and giving his substitutes plenty of field time. Even they scored, Kenta Takahashi twice and Jon Berardo once.

“You can’t tell the kids to not play,” Pujol said. “Henry and I talked after the game, the kids were fine with it, there was a lot of class and self-control. Nobody seemed to be upset by it.”

Edgren’s baseball team took its lumps at Yokota Park. The Eagles lost two Japan Baseball League regular-season outings, 17-2 on Friday and 20-0 on Saturday, along with two nonleague contests, 19-2 on Friday and 14-9 on Saturday.

At least the Eagles had plausible reason — it was the first time they’d played on a regulation field. Snow, which doesn’t melt at Misawa Air Base until late March, forces all of Edgren’s spring sports teams to practice in gymnasiums — hardly what coach David Thomascall refers to as playing conditions.

“It’s a huge disadvantage,” Thomascall said, for all of Edgren’s spring sports teams, which must begin play in early March regardless of practice conditions.

Though Edgren’s numbers are up this year to 19, from 13 last season, another thing hurting the Eagles is that some haven’t played organized baseball other than Little League, Thomascall said.

Sean Martel went 3-for-3 Saturday, driving in five runs with a home run and a double. Mark Dixon and Zach Dopslaf also each homered for Yokota, with Dopslaf adding a two-run double. Peter Weaver struck out five in three innings for the victory.

Osan’s boys soccer team lost 1-0 to International Christian-Seoul at Osan on Saturday on a second-half penalty kick.

The Cougars had beaten the Guardians 1-0 on a penalty kick last May 19 to reach the finals of the Far East Class A tournament.

“We felt a very strong sense of déjà vu today,” Cougars coach Tony Alvarado said. “They (Guardians) didn’t forget.”

ScoreboardTrack and field


At Mike Petty Stadium, Kubasaki High School, Camp Foster, Okinawa

Boys team scores

1, Kubasaki, 75; 2, Kadena, 68; 3, Zion Academy, 11.

Boys individual winners

800 relay-Kadena, 1 minute, 39 seconds.

110 hurdles-Brian Davis, Kubasaki, 16.05 seconds.

100-Terry Hilson, Kubasaki, 11.48

1,600-Tim Nabonne, Kadena, 5:01

400 relay-Kadena, 47.13

800-Chris Chism, Zion, 2:15

400-Terry Hilson, Kubasaki, :53

400-Michael Bennett, Kubasaki, :24.74

1,600 relay-Kubasaki, 3:48

Long jump-Chris Chism, Zion, 20 feet, 3 inches

High jump-Marquis Newton, Kadena, 5-9

Discus-Eric Robinson, Kadena, 125-53/4

Shot put-Marquis Newton, Kadena, 41-4

Girls team scores

1, Kubasaki, 70; 2, Zion Academy, 44; 3, Kadena, 32.

Girls individual winners

800 relay-Zion Academy, 1 minute, 57 seconds

100 hurdles-Lakeisha Haynes, Zion Academy, 20.9 seconds

100-Sarah Wilson, Zion Academy, :12.89

1,600-Beth Nielsen, Kubasaki, 5:57

400 relay-Zion Academy, :54.1

800-Lakeisha Haynes, Zion Academy, 2:45

400-R. Felton, Kadena, 1:05

200-Sarah Wilson, Zion Academy, :28.63

1,600 relay-Zion Academy, 4:33

3,200-Lisa Nielsen, Kubasaki, 12:41

Long jump-Kyera Tennyson, Kubasaki, 14 feet, 1½ inches

High jump-Kyera Tennyson, Kubasaki, 5-2

Discus-Kamara Conway, Kubasaki, 71-8

Shot put-Kamara Conway, Kubasaki, 31-7

Boys soccer


Yokota 8, Canadian Academy 2

At Sasebo Naval Base, Japan

Canadian.....0 2-2

Yokota.....6 2-2

Goals-Yokota, Scott Monahan 2 (4), Tom Gass 2 (2), Bronson Bailey 2 (3), Jason Stroup 1 (2), Andreas Cabral 1 (1). Assists-Yokota, Stefan Welch 4, Scott Monahan 2, Tom Gass 1, Bronson Bailey 1.

Yokota 19, E.J. King 0

At Sasebo Naval Base, Japan

Yokota.....8 11-19

E.J. King.....0 0- 0

Goals-Yokota, Scott Monahan 4 (8), Andreas Cabral 4 (5), Stefan Welch 3 (4), Kenta Takahashi 2 (2), Tom Gass 2 (4), Jason Stroup 1 (3), Bronson Bailey 1 (4), Jaybie Kurishima 1 (1), Jonathan Bernardo 1 (1). Assists-Yokota, Andreas Cabral 3, Ricky Byrnes 3, Stefan Welch 3, Jonathan Bernardo 1, Tom Gass 1, Jimmy Threatt 1.

Marist Brothers Int’l 4, Matthew C. Perry 2

At Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station, Japan

Marist.....4 0-4

Perry.....0 2-2

Goals-Matthew C. Perry, Richard Naseer 1 (1), Julio Rodriquez 1 (1).

Robert D. Edgren 4, Matthew C. Perry 2

At Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station, Japan

Edgren.....2 2-4

Perry.....0 0-0

Goals-Robert D. Edgren, Patrick Pezoulas 2 (3), Brandon Green 1 (2), Thomas Harwell 1 (1). Assist-Robert D. Edgren, Chris Tobiere 1.

Marist Brothers Int’l 5, Kinnick 2

At Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station, Japan

Kinnick.....2 0-2

Marist.....2 3-5

Goals-Nile C. Kinnick, Taro Evans 1 (2), Jonathan Santos 1 (2).


Seoul American 5, Taegu American 0

At Camp George, South Korea

Seoul.....3 2-5

Taegu.....0 0-0

Goals-Seoul American, Daniel Kim 2 (2), Chris Churchwell 2 (2), Daniel Burns 1 (1).

Seoul Foreign 7, Taejon International 2

At Daejeon, South Korea

Seoul.....3 4-7

TCIS.....2 0-2

Goals-Seoul Foreign, Remco Rademaker 4 (8), Derick Mofokeng 1 (4), Marian Knorr 1 (1), Chris Jenks 1 (2); Taejon International, Patrick Song 1 (4), Sol Kim 1 (1). Assists-Seoul Foreign, Remco Rademaker 2, Lennart Roeser 2, Chris Jenks 1, Eddy Kim 1, Kazuki Guzman 1.

Centennial 5, ICS-Uijongbu 1

At Seoul

ICS-Uijongbu.....0 1-1

Centennial.....1 4-5

Goals-Centennial, D.D. Kim 3 (3), Phillip Kim 1 (3), Brian Chae 1 (3); International Christian-Uijongbu, Josh Valenzuela 1 (1).

Girls soccer


Seoul American 5, Taegu American 0

At Camp George, South Korea

Seoul.....3 2-5

Taegu.....0 0-0

Goals-Seoul American, Whitney Grandy 1 (1), Caitlin Connelly 1 (1), Margaret Nurse 1 (1), Hannah Church 1 (1), Erica Anglade 1 (1).

Seoul Foreign 9, Taejon International 2

At Daejeon, South Korea

Seoul.....7 2-9

TCIS.....1 1-2

Goals-Seoul Foreign, Stephanie Lim 2 (7), Megan Kim 2 (7), Julienne Lauler 1 (4), Paula Dencher 2 (3), Kristen Barennes 1 (2), Kathleen Barennes 1 (2); Taejon International, Jennifer Song 1 (7), Karin Aaltonen 1 (4). Assists-Seoul Foreign, Kathleen Barennes 2, Paula Dencher 1, Julienne Lauler 1, Madeline Bailey 1.

Osan American 5, Seoul International 1

At Osan Air Base, South Korea

Seoul.....1 0-1

Osan.....2 3-5

Goals-Osan American, Jessica Richert 2 (2), Gina Bosworth 2 (2), Sasha Gluzinski 1 (5); Seoul International, Alyssa Min 1 (1). Assists-Osan American, Sasha Gluzinski 1, Amanda Reiff 1.


Osan American 2, ICS-Seoul 0

At Seoul

Osan.....1 1-2

ICS-Seoul.....0 0-0

Goals-Osan American, Sasha Gluzinski 2 (4). Assist-Osan American, Gina Bosworth 1.

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