Boys basketball

Daegu Warriors

2021-22 season record — 0-4.

Head coach — Blake Sims, seventh season.

Key performers — Adrian Tagalog, Jr., PG (transferred from Nile C. Kinnick); Philip Turner, Jr., F; Andrew Burks, So., F (transferred from Osan); Beckham Clites, Jr., G (transferred from Humphreys).

Outlook — Rebuilding. Seven of Sims’ 11 players are new. One advantage is playing in KAIAC’s second-tier Red Division against schools similar in size. Daegu lost its opener at Korea International.

Humphreys Blackhawks

2021-22 season record — 3-1.

Head coach — Sheri Smith, first season (takes over for Ron Merriwether who coached for six seasons).

Key performers — Nicholas Cooreman, Fr., SG; Bryan Gomez, So., F-G; Mekhi Bowles, Sr., F.

Outlook — Like all the others, pretty much starting anew, with new players and a new head coach, plus playing a KAIAC top-tier Blue Division schedule for the first time in three years. They opened strong with a 23-point victory over Taejon Christian.

Osan Cougars

2021-22 season record — 3-2.

Head coach — Syreeta Jennings, second season.

Key performers — T’zuriel Jennings, Sr., G; A.J. Panboon, Sr., G; Justiss Parker-Jones, Fr., F; Adam Rutland, Sr., F-G; Jaylon Grant, Sr., F; Dash DeSilva, Sr., G.

Outlook — The Cougars will join the Warriors in the KAIAC Red Division. A goodly mix of the new and game-tested veterans. They opened with a 37-point home win over Asia-Pacific.

Girls basketball

Daegu Warriors

2021-22 season record — 0-4.

Head coach — Kathryn Brashears, second season.

Key performers — Emma Sims, Sr., G; Zoe Stegall, Fr., PG; Hazel Bell, Sr., G-F; Gina Kim, Jr., G; Bridget Nelson, Jr.; Samantha Jones, Jr.; Gianna Tak, Fr., SG.

Outlook — A team with a small core of veterans gets a boost this season from newcomers who aren’t new to the game (Tak, Stegall), and playing in KAIAC’s second-tier Red Division. The Warriors opened strong with a win at Korea International.

Humphreys Blackhawks

2021-22 season record — Played as a split team last season, Humphreys Black was 5-1 and Humphreys Gold 2-3.

Head coach — Suzanne Reyes, first season.

Key performers — Amayah Reyes, Jr., PG; Stephanie Gabriel, Sr., PG; Bella Pula, So., F; Sabra Wrightsil, Sr., F.

Outlook — Good core of experienced veterans. Opened with a one-point win over Taejon Christian. With work on communication, polishing the offense and defense, they should be competitive.

Osan Cougars

2021-22 season record — 3-2.

Coach — Brittany Bonner, second season.

Key performers — Tatiana Lunn, Jr., G; Hannah Rutland, So., post; Jonessa Jones, Jr., PG.

Outlook — A very strong first six, all of whom have played together. Getting used to a KAIAC schedule for the first time in three seasons. Should be competitive and go deep into the KAIAC Cup tournament.


Daegu Warriors

Head coach — Jeramie Lentz, ninth season.

Outlook — The mother of all rebuilding jobs. Only three freshmen dot the varsity lineup and all told, just four are in the practice room, including one eighth-grader, Aiden Herbert, who departs after this school year.

Humphreys Blackhawks

Head coach — Ben Pak, fourth season.

Key performers — Andrew Wahlgren, Jr., 129; Levi Ramos, Sr., 168 (sidelined by broken clavicle for early part of season).

Outlook — Bright when it comes to next season and beyond. While Pak has 41 wrestlers in the practice room, just two have experience and the rest are green.

Osan Cougars

Far East tournament championships — 1.

Head coach — Michael Paul, fourth season.

Key performers — Kyle Foerst, Jr., 141; Nathan Morales-Pizarro, Sr., 158; Edward Kim, Jr., 168-180; Lydia Tang, Sr., 141.

Outlook — Paul has 21 wrestlers in the practice room, the most the school has had in five years, but is two to three deep at some weights and has nobody at others. A matter of getting as many weights filled as possible.

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Dave Ornauer has been employed by or assigned to Stars and Stripes Pacific almost continuously since March 5, 1981. He covers interservice and high school sports at DODEA-Pacific schools and manages the Pacific Storm Tracker.

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