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Guam High gets DODEA HQ approval for sports teams to compete It’s a go. Guam High’s tennis, cross country, softball and beach volleyball teams got the OK Tuesday from DODEA headquarters to compete in local league play on island.

“All is good now,” principal Jason Sheedy said Tuesday via Facebook message.

Guam’s private- and public-school leagues began play Monday, after all sports had been shut down the first seven months of the school year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“DODEA headquarters has approved Guam High’s request to participate in the IIAAG, effective Tuesday, March 2,” DODEA-Pacific spokeswoman Miranda Ferguson said by email, referring to the private-school Independent Interscholastic Athletic Association of Guam.

Guam High is a member of the IIAAG but plays softball in the public-school Interscholastic Sports Association.

Only one event involving Guam High was affected by the delayed announcement, an IIAAG girls beach volleyball match Monday against Harvest Christian Academy. It’s not known if the match will be rescheduled.

The Panthers’ girls tennis team has a match scheduled Tuesday against Academy of Our Lady of Guam and boys tennis Thursday against Father Duenas Memorial at the Ninete Tennis Center in Hagatna. Guam High cross country runs against Academy and Father Duenas on Thursday. Twitter: @daveornauer

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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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