(Stars and Stripes)

AGANA HEIGHTS, Guam – DeShawn Baird helped spearhead a potent rushing attack that helped Guam High rout Okkodo 60-0 on Friday at Panthers Field, rebounding from a week in which they had to forfeit their previous scheduled game.

Baird, a junior, rushed for 330 yards on eight carries with three touchdowns. Cameron Brantley ran for a 5-yard touchdown and finished with 70 yards on three carries. Quarterback Andre Johnson added 64 yards on two attempts, including a 45-yard touchdown run.

The Panthers’ defensive and punt-return units also scored three touchdowns.

“They played well in all three phases of the game,” coach Jacob Dowdell said, adding that the team had put last week behind them and concentrated on the game they were playing.

“Great bounce-back from last week. Everybody was locked in and focused,” Dowdell said.

The Panthers forfeited their scheduled April 21 game against Father Duenas Memorial after a video circulated online of one of the Panthers containing vulgar language.

Warner White and Brantley each scored on blocked punts, while Elijah Farrell returned a punt 70 yards for a TD for the Panthers, who improved to 4-1 on the season, one game behind the Friars.

The Panthers next take on Southern at George Washington High School at 7 p.m. Friday.

Hardt tosses perfect game as Panthers blank Southern

A day after returning from the Far East Division I tournament, Guam High’s softball team picked up where it left off on the island, improving to 5-0 in league play this season.

Brinn Hardt faced nine batters and retired all nine, including seven strikeouts, and helped herself by hitting a home run, stealing two bases and driving in three runs as the Panthers routed Southern 20-0.

The win came a day after the Panthers stepped off the plane off their third-place D-I tournament finish in chilly, windy conditions at Camp Humphreys, South Korea. Guam High downed host Humphreys 10-6 in the third-place game.

“It was a whirlwind,” coach Amanda Mansell said. “Freezing for us Guam folks.”

The Panthers took advantage of eight walks and used 12 hits and scored 14 runs in the first inning.

Riana Tominez went 2-for-2 with an RBI and two steals, Becca Raipier batted 3-for-3 with an RBI and stole three bases, Teagan PenDell knocked in two runs, Rya Castro went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and Madalyn Mansell was 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI.

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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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