Steve Boyd has coached four years in a Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference soccer league that generally features three Seoul teams at the top and the rest of pack giving chase.

“In my four years, this is the most competitive league I’ve seen,” Boyd said after his Seoul American team lost 1-0 to Pusan American, the first time the Panthers have beaten the Falcons in KAIAC play.

Boyd’s Falcons (3-5-1) were viewed as a preseason contender for the Far East class AA tournament title, but they’re having a much tougher season than expected, he said.

Already, Seoul American has lost to Seoul International (5-1), Seoul Foreign (11-0) and Taejon Christian International (3-2-1).

Aside from Taegu American (0-10), “the rest of the league is really even. It’s very competitive,” Boyd said. “It’s been an interesting season.”

David Ludwig scored a second-half goal in Friday’s match, one in which the Falcons peppered the Panthers’ net with 33 shots.

The Panthers’ won three matches in 48 hours, beginning with Thursday’s 4-0 shutout of Taegu American and capped by a 4-1 triumph over Osan American.

The 7-3 record of the Pusan boys’ team almost matches that of the girls, who are 10-2 after their second victory in as many tries over Osan American, which was forecast to contend for Girls Class A title.

Brieanna Carroll got her region-high 17th and 18th goals in the second half, the latter coming during the final seconds as Pusan edged Osan 2-1 — and making up for Carroll’s missed penalty-kick try earlier in the half.

“Sweet, sweet, sweet redemption,” Carroll said. “I never felt such redemption in my life.”

Carroll dribbled through three defenders, waited for goalkeeper Mina Davis to come out of the net, and hit the left corner with the decider in the latest installment in what Carroll calls “THE Far East rivalry.”

“It’s had a chance to make itself, kind of bloomed over the years,” Carroll said of two teams that have kept many of their key players over the years. “It’s had a chance to really settle in. And we both want the same thing. We’re both really competitive teams.”

Osan is a bit younger than Pusan in terms of experience, Cougars senior midfielder Sharon Kroening said.

Perry Samurai earn first-ever victory over Yokota

Korea hasn’t cornered the market on small-schools teams upending their large-school brethren.

Adam Krievs scored twice and Andre Fung once and the Class A Matthew C. Perry Samurai scored their first-ever victory over the Yokota Panthers.

“It’s a good feeling,” coach Mark Lange said. “The kids are playing with a lot of confidence. They’re starting to believe.”

The Samurai (3-6) scored twice in the first five minutes.

“Our heads were just spinning,” Yokota coach Tim Pujol said. “Perry came out smoking. They have speed to burn up front. They took it to us. We weren’t ready in the first half. They earned it.”

Yokota softball suffers first defeat in six seasons

In coach Bonnie Seeley’s six-season reign, the Yokota Panthers girls softball team had never known the taste of defeat — until Saturday.

Langley Yard and the Robert D. Edgren Eagles put an end to that, with Yard’s two-run triple helping key Edgren’s 7-5 victory over Yokota in the first game of a Japan League twinbill. Lindsey Cannon and Kaitlyn Deutsch each contributed two hits and an RBI for Edgren.

Yokota rebounded behind Cari Bruschuk’s single-handed batting assault, 2-for-3 with three RBIs, and blanked Edgren 3-0, giving the Panthers two victories in three games in the weekend set.

Kinnick’s de los Santos joins growing no-hit parade

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — The list of pitchers throwing no-hit games added another name Saturday when Jarvis de los Santos of Nile C. Kinnick held Robert D. Edgren hitless and struck out seven over five innings in an 18-0 victory.

Enrique Cuebas stole home twice, David McDermott stole six bases and Nic Carrell swiped four for the Red Devils.

Earlier, no-hitters were turned in by Yokota’s Shawn Novak, Zama American’s Will Badillo, Taegu American’s Kelli Cox and Seoul American’s Mike Goodman.

Rising freshman track star keeps winning

CAMP ZAMA, Japan — Charlotte Taylor continues to impress in Kanto Plain Association of Secondary Schools track and field.

In a Saturday meet at Zama American High, the Yokota Panthers freshman won the 100- and 200-meter races, with times of 12.9 and 26.7 seconds, and is unbeaten in five races this season.

Rain douses sports day on Okinawa

A dousing of 1.27 inches of rainfall in a 24-hour span saturated athletic fields from Kadena Air Base to Camp Foster, washing out a full slate of high school and military sports in both locales.

Hardest hit was the Kadena Cup interservice soccer tournament, with nearly a full day’s worth of matches pushed back to Sunday. The tournament includes teams from Japan’s Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station and Osan Air Base in South Korea.

Kubasaki was due to play a boys high school soccer match at Kadena. The Kadena girls’ home match against Okinawa Christian International and Kubasaki’s girls match at Naha-Nishi also were washed out.

Track and field

Saturday at Zama American High School, Camp Zama, Japan

Boys team scores:Nile C. Kinnick 94, Zama American 10; Yokota 90, Zama American 17; Nile C. Kinnick 56, Yokota 52.

Boys individual winners

Shot put:Joel Pettigrew, Kinnick, 41.613 feet.

Long jump:Josh Cunningham, Yokota, 18.612 feet.

High jump:Leonard Lynce, Kinnick, 5.94 feet.

400 hurdles:Phillip Williams, Yokota, 1 minutes, 2.89 seconds.

3,200:Matthew Duncan, Kinnick, 11:10.35.

200:Leonard Lynce, Kinnick, 23.75.

800:A.J. Castillo, Kinnick, 2:22.09.

400 relay:Kinnick, 46.4.

400:Shamarr Howell, Yokota, 54.57.

110 hurdles:Phillip Williams, Yokota, 17.06.

100:Josh Cunningham, Yokota, 11.62.

1,600:Steve Brink, Yokota, 5:07.73.

1,600 relay:Yokota, 3:56.25.

Girls team scores:Yokota 55, Nile C. Kinnick 33; Yokota 60, Zama American 7; Nile C. Kinnick 36, Zama American 33.

Girls individual winners

Shot put:Ashley Lucy, Yokota, 23.067 feet.

High jump:Erica Andrews, Yokota, 3.795 feet.

Long jump:Brieanna Roberts, Zama, 15.015 feet.

310 hurdles:Tomika Lynce, Kinnick, 53.11 seconds.

3,200:Eri Eveland, Kinnick, 13 minutes, 32.7 seconds.

200:Charlotte Taylor, Yokota, 26.7.

800:Kenyatta Howell, Yokota, 2:44.19.

400 relay:Yokota, 51.93.

400:Victoria Sanders, Yokota, 1:04.16.

100:Charlotte Taylor, Yokota, 12.9.

1,600:Carl’Meisha Wourman, Kinnick, 6:19.95.

1,600 relay:Yokota, 4:52.58.


Nile C. Kinnick 18, Robert D. Edgren 0, 5 inn.

Jarvis de los Santos threw a no-hitter, striking out seven on Saturday. The only Eagles baserunner reached on an error in the fourth inning. Enrique Cuebas went 3-for-3 and scored three times, twice by stealing home. David McDermott went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, six stolen bases and four runs, while Nic Carrell was 3-for-3 with an RBI, four steals and three runs.

Nile C. Kinnick 18, Robert D. Edgren 1, 4 inn.

In Friday's game, Sean DeChane allowed two hits and struck out four. Ren Jackson finished the game by pitching a hitless inning and went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run. Nic Carrell added a two-run homer for the Red Devils. Jason Smith and Matt McEwen had the only hits for the Eagles.


Robert D. Edgren 7, Yokota 5

Saturday at Misawa Air Base, Japan

Yokota 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 5 12 2

Edgren 3 3 1 0 0 0 x 7 10 4

Leading batters:Edgren, Langley Yard 2-for-3, triple, 2 RBIs; Lindsey Cannon 2-for-3, 1 RBI; Kaitlyn Deutsch 2-for-3, 1 RBI. Yokota, Darlene Seeley 2-for-4, 1 RBI; Katie Nolan 1-for-3, 1 RBI. Pitchers: Edgren, Christina Lane, 1 strikeout. Yokota, Allora Bellanger, 2 strikeouts. Noteworthy: First loss in coach Bonnie Seeley’s six seasons at Yokota.

Yokota 3, Robert D. Edgren 0

Saturday at Misawa Air Base, Japan

Yokota 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 9 1

Edgren 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

Leading batter:Yokota, Cari Bruschuk 2-for-3, 3 RBIs. Pitchers: Yokota, Allora Bellanger, 2 strikeouts. Edgren, Christina Lane, 3 strikeouts.

Yokota 15, Robert D. Edgren 8, 5 innings

Friday at Misawa Air Base, Japan

Yokota 5 4 0 3 3 15 13 5

Edgren 3 5 0 0 0 8 7 3

Leading batters:Yokota, Brittany Grizzard 3-for-4, 2 RBIs; Darlene Seeley 3-for-4, 2 RBIs. Edgren, Christina Lane 3-for-3, 4 RBIs. Pitchers: Yokota, Allora Bellanger, 3 strikeouts; Edgren, Christina Lane, 5 strikeouts.

Boys soccer

Nile C. Kinnick 6, E.J. King 0

Saturday At Ikego Heights Naval Housing Facility, Japan

Goals:Koji Silk 2 (4), Trey Davis 1 (6), Jonathon Evans 1 (7), Ivan Rivera 1 (1), Jack Harms 1 (2). Assists: Koji Silk 2, Jonathon Evans 1, Ivan Rivera 1, Joey Wood 1, Andy Brown 1. Saves: Kinnick, Yamato Cibulka 9.

Matthew C. Perry 3, Yokota 2

Saturday at Misawa Air Base, Japan

Halftime:Perry 3-0. Goals: Perry, Adam Krievs 2 (4), Andre Fung 1 (6). Yokota, Tom Gorman 1 (1), Chad Evans 1 (4). Assists: Yokota, Stefan Welch 1, Jimmy Vosti 1.

Robert D. Edgren 4, Matthew C. Perry 3

Saturday at Misawa Air Base, Japan

Halftime:Edgren 3-2. Goals: Edgren, Nathan Fine 2 (6), Jeff Fotakis 2 (2). Perry, Adam Krievs 1 (5), Kin Dosh 1 (1), Jason Stroup 1 (1). Assists: Edgren, Brandon Green 3.

Zama American 4, E.J. King 1

Friday at Camp Zama, Japan

Halftime:1-1. Goals: Zama, Nate Snodgrass 3 (3), Daniel Roper 1 (2). Assist: Zama, Ivan Gomez 1.

Pusan American 2, Osan American 1

Saturday at Camp Hialeah, South Korea

Halftime:Pusan 1-0. Goals: Pusan, Kuba Niemaszek 2 (2). Osan, Van Hauter 1 (4). Assist: Pusan, Andrew Cheeseman 1.

Seoul American 3, Taegu American 0

Saturday at Camp Walker, South Korea

Halftime:Seoul American 1-0. Goals: Allen Chin 1 (5), Eugene Song 1 (2), Zeth Current 1 (1). Assist: David Crothers 1.

Osan American 4, Taegu American 1

Friday at Camp Walker, South Korea

Halftime:Osan 1-0. Goals: Osan, Van Hauter 2 (6), Kevin Finch 1 (4), Kevin Carver 1 (2). Taegu, Aaron Dick 1 (4).

Pusan American 1, Seoul American 0

Friday at Camp Hialeah, South Korea

Halftime:0-0. Goal: David Ludwig 1 (2).

Pusan American 4, Taegu American 0

Thursday at Sajik Stadium, Pusan, South Korea

Halftime:Pusan 1-0. Goals: Kenneth Lee 3 (3), Kuba Niemaszek 1 (3).

George Washington 6, Guam High 0

Saturday at Agat, Guam

Halftime:George Washington 6-0. Goals: Randy Espinosa 3, Chris Mendiola 2, Rico Espinosa 1.

Girls soccer

Pusan American 2, Osan American 1

Saturday at Camp Hialeah, South Korea

Halftime:0-0. Goals: Pusan, Brieanna Carroll 2 (18). Osan, Sasha Gluzinski 1 (4).

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