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Kadena's Kurt Chapman gains the upper hand on Kubasaki's Adrian Misenhimer at 168 pounds during Wednesday's Okinawa wrestling dual meet. Chapman, the reigning 129-pound Far East champion from two years ago, pinned Misenhimer in 2 minutes, 12 seconds.
Kadena's Kurt Chapman gains the upper hand on Kubasaki's Adrian Misenhimer at 168 pounds during Wednesday's Okinawa wrestling dual meet. Chapman, the reigning 129-pound Far East champion from two years ago, pinned Misenhimer in 2 minutes, 12 seconds. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

High school

Wrestling

Okinawa

Kadena 38, Kubasaki 23

Wednesday at Kadena Air Base

101 — Mizuki Sato-Marsh, Kadena, tech. Jesse Fuentes, 11-0, 1:46; 108 — Gavin Ocampo, Kubasaki, tech. Mylein Tull, 10-0, 2:01; 115 — Cameron Donnelly, Kadena, pin. Janelle Heinrich, 1:48; 122 — Mirai Sato-Marsh, Kadena, pin. Tristan Fababier, 1:33; 129 — Nicholaz Aguirre, Kubasaki, pin. Nicholas Jeanblanc, :22; 135 — Isaiah Carrillo, Kubasaki, pin. Dominic Farris, :46; 141 — Jeff Owens, Kubasaki, tech. Nathan Rowberry, 12-0, 1:44; 148 — Crisean Covington, Kadena, pin. Godfrey Wray, 3:22; 158 — Jeremiah Drummer, Kadena, tech. Hayden Potter, 10-0, 1:35; 168 — Kurt Chapman, Kadena, pin. Adrian Misenhimer, 2:12; 180 — Austin Gagnon, Kadena, pin. Vinh Legros, :42; 215 — Connor Burgess, Kadena, pin. Anthony Finnegan, :27; Heavyweight — Braden Dudley, Kubasaki, by walkover. Noteworthy — This was the season-opening meet. Both returning Far East champions from 2020, Aguirre and Chapman, won their bouts by pin. Covington won his final bout in Panthers uniform before transferring to Houston next week.

Kadena's Mirai Sato-Marsh grimaces as she tries to finish off Kubasaki's Tristan Fababier at 122 pounds during Wednesday's Okinawa wrestling dual meet. Sato-Marsh pinned Fababier in 1 minute, 33 seconds.
Kadena's Mirai Sato-Marsh grimaces as she tries to finish off Kubasaki's Tristan Fababier at 122 pounds during Wednesday's Okinawa wrestling dual meet. Sato-Marsh pinned Fababier in 1 minute, 33 seconds. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)
Kadena's Mirai Sato-Marsh grimaces as she tries to finish off Kubasaki's Tristan Fababier at 122 pounds during Wednesday's Okinawa wrestling dual meet. Sato-Marsh pinned Fababier in 1 minute, 33 seconds.
Kadena's Mirai Sato-Marsh grimaces as she tries to finish off Kubasaki's Tristan Fababier at 122 pounds during Wednesday's Okinawa wrestling dual meet. Sato-Marsh pinned Fababier in 1 minute, 33 seconds. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)
Kadena's Mizuki Sato-Marsh locks in a cradle hold on Kubasaki's Jesse Fuentes at 101 pounds during Wednesday's Okinawa wrestling dual meet. Sato-Marsh won by technical fall 11-0 in 1 minute, 46 seconds.
Kadena's Mizuki Sato-Marsh locks in a cradle hold on Kubasaki's Jesse Fuentes at 101 pounds during Wednesday's Okinawa wrestling dual meet. Sato-Marsh won by technical fall 11-0 in 1 minute, 46 seconds. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

Basketball

Boys

Okinawa

Kadena 53, Kubasaki 43

Thursday at Camp Foster

Panthers 10 9 17 17 — 53

Dragons 7 12 3 21 — 43

Scoring — Panthers: Jeremiah Lewis 31; Dragons: Erick Camacho 13, Levi Soto 11. Blocked shots — Panthers: Lewis 10. Noteworthy — Lewis scored 11 third-quarter points to help the Panthers break it open in the season opener for both teams.

Japan

Yokota 66, Yokohama 56

Wednesday at Yokohama

Panthers 17 8 19 22 — 66

Dragons 13 20 6 20 — 56

Scoring — Panthers: Zeman Davis 25, Marcus Woods 22, DeShawn Abrams 13. Noteworthy — Woods scored 19 in the second half, 11 in the third period to help the Panthers rally.

Christian Academy Japan 65, Zama 38

Tuesday at Tokyo

Trojans 16 0 10 12 — 38

Knights 14 17 13 21 — 65

Scoring — Knights: Savtik Reddy-Konda 18, Noah Hall 18, Koji Matsuoka 17; Trojans: Jarius Brown 11, Murray Gillerson 10. Rebounding — Trojans: Brown 7.

Kadena's Jeremiah Lewis puts up a shot over Kubasaki's Terrence Reese and Ethan Harpuder during Thursday's season-opening Okinawa basketball game. The Panthers won 53-43 with Lewis scoring 31 points and blocking 10 shots.
Kadena's Jeremiah Lewis puts up a shot over Kubasaki's Terrence Reese and Ethan Harpuder during Thursday's season-opening Okinawa basketball game. The Panthers won 53-43 with Lewis scoring 31 points and blocking 10 shots. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)
Kubasaki's Alannah Ridgway snares a rebound against Kadena's Presley Pearce during Thursday's season-opening Okinawa basketball game. The Panthers won 48-2.
Kubasaki's Alannah Ridgway snares a rebound against Kadena's Presley Pearce during Thursday's season-opening Okinawa basketball game. The Panthers won 48-2. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

Girls

Okinawa

Kadena 48, Kubasaki 2

Thursday at Camp Foster

Panthers 18 16 9 5 — 48

Dragons 0 2 0 0 — 2

Scoring — Panthers: Destiny Richardson 27, Shyrelle Riley 10. Noteworthy — Richardson scored 25 in the first half in the season opener for both teams.

Japan

Seisen 45, Yokota 13

Tuesday at Tokyo

Panthers 0 3 5 5 — 13

Phoenix 16 12 8 9 — 45

Scoring — Phoenix: Ariana Hill 12, Alice McKellin 10; Panthers: Charlotte Rhyne 8. Rebounding — Phoenix: Hill 11, McKellin 6, Maya Hemmi 5. Steals — Panthers: Rhyne 5.

Sacred Heart 45, American School In Japan 20

Tuesday at Tokyo

Mustangs 6 2 4 8 — 20

Symbas 11 12 13 9-45

Scoring — Symbas: Payton Osborne 15; Mustangs: Haneda 8.

Kadena's Destiny Richardson puts up a shot between Kubasaki's Brynn Murray and Bianca Loor during Thursday's season-opening Okinawa basketball game. The Panthers won 48-2 with Richardson scoring 27 points.
Kadena's Destiny Richardson puts up a shot between Kubasaki's Brynn Murray and Bianca Loor during Thursday's season-opening Okinawa basketball game. The Panthers won 48-2 with Richardson scoring 27 points. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)
Kadena's Ayanna Levi snags a rebound against Kubasaki's Bianca Loor during Thursday's season-opening Okinawa basketball game. The Panthers won 48-2.
Kadena's Ayanna Levi snags a rebound against Kubasaki's Bianca Loor during Thursday's season-opening Okinawa basketball game. The Panthers won 48-2. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)
Kadena's Presley Pearce puts up a shot over Kubasaki's Jacquilline Mitchell and Emma Coffey during Thursday's season-opening Okinawa basketball game. The Panthers won 48-2.
Kadena's Presley Pearce puts up a shot over Kubasaki's Jacquilline Mitchell and Emma Coffey during Thursday's season-opening Okinawa basketball game. The Panthers won 48-2. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)
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Dave Ornauer has been employed by or assigned to Stars and Stripes Pacific almost continuously since March 5, 1981. He served 10½ years in the Air Force, the last 4½ assigned to Stripes in Tokyo, and was then hired by Stripes on Oct. 25, 1985. He covers interservice and high school sports at DODEA-Pacific schools and manages Pacific Storm Tracker.
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