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American School In Japan

Start, end of DODEA-Pacific fall sports season still uncertain

Practices for DODEA-Pacific fall sports that haven’t been canceled have been indefinitely delayed, athletics coordinator Tom McKinney said Monday.


DODEA cancels spring sports season in Japan

The announcement came the same day that DODEA-Japan and DODEA-Okinawa officials announced that classroom instruction would be halted from March 20-April 10 due to coronavirus concerns.


Amid coronavirus concerns, spring tryouts begin on Okinawa

Track and field begins its tryouts on Monday, and all sports in DODEA-Japan will follow starting Monday, with Zama the last to hit the fields on Wednesday.


Far East basketball, cheerleading canceled due to coronavirus fears

DODEA-Pacific officials decide to cancel events in South Korea, Japan and Okinawa due to concerns over spread of coronavirus.


Far East basketball

Humphreys boys look to demonstrate lessons they have learned

Talk about a rough patch for Blackhawks boys basketball.


Far East basketball

Zama, Kadena seen as favorites in girls tourneys

While some teams look at a basketball tournament as a “go hard or go home” deal, Chloe Sterling says she and her Zama teammates have their own spin on that expression: “Go hard or go hard.”


Far East wrestling

Four Dragons capture titles as Kubasaki defends crown

Just as Colin Nation’s victory at 180 pounds clinched the D-I title for Kubasaki, the Division II team crown came down to Yokota senior Austin Fisher pinning American School In Japan’s Dani Rahman at 215.


Prep roundup

Clutch play leads Kinnick boys past King

Junior James Mincey went 9-for-10 at the line, including four free throws in the final minute, as the Red Devils outlasted the Cobras 64-59.


Zama turns last year's disappointment into triumph

Inspired by their home fans, ASIJ made it a see-saw battle, until finally, Kirari Smith hit two foul shots with 45 seconds left to give the Trojans just enough of a cushion.


Kubasaki sends a message in dominant "Beast" victory

Dragons have won only two of the last 10 Far East wrestling titles, but send six wrestlers to championship match in biggest in-season tournament.


Tournaments serve as tests for wrestling, basketball teams

They finished fourth, losing four times in the Kanto Classic last January. But coach Daisy Whitaker-Hayes called the three-day tournament at American School In Japan a “pivotal point” in Zama’s bid for its first DODEA-Japan and Far East Division II Tournament titles.


Prep roundup

Blackhawks pull together for key win over Daegu

Jaylynn Knight scored 15 points and Humphreys took charge in the third quarter before holding off the Warriors for a 38-37 triumph.


Prep roundup

Many wrestlers get chance to see what Far East foes look like

Colin Nation, a Kubasaki junior transfer from Tampa Prep, won all three of his bouts by technical fall.


Wrestlers set to Rumble again this weekend

After seven years on the shelf, the Rumble on the Rock wrestling tournament is back on the Okinawa mats, with four regular Far East tournament teams and local Japanese grapplers set for a full day’s action Saturday at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.


Prep roundup

Freshman marksman helps King start off strongly

Cameron Reinhart drained 25 three-point goals in four victories as defending Far East Division II tournament champions broke out of the gate quickly.

American School In Japan school info

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Mascot: Mustangs
Colors: Black and gold
Enrollment:
Website:
https://www.asij.ac.jp/

Principal: Jon Herzenberg
Athletic director: Brian Kelley

Coaches:
Football: Football – Tim Jacobsson
Volleyball: Megan Ortwein
Cross country: Steve Welckle, Ryosuke Suzuki
Tennis: Jen Brown
Boys basketball: Greg Garrison
Girls basketball: Doug McQueen
Wrestling: Adam Carlson
Girls soccer: Mary Ghadhimi
Baseball: Greg Garrison
Softball:
Track: Christopher Bell


Wall of champions

Far East Championships for American School In Japan:

2017

Division I football
Lisa Watanuki, girls cross country
Division I overall tennis
Division I boys tennis
Noah Inahara, boys singles and doubles
Leon Hoy, boys doubles
Ren Niikura and Eriya Hara, mixed doubles
Division I boys track and field
Britt Sease, boys 200, 400, 800
Ryan Nishida, boys 3,200
Lisa Watanuki, girls 3,200
Boys 1,600 relay
Boys 3,200 relay

2016

Division I boys cross country
Division I girls cross country
Evan Yukevich, boys cross country
Lisa Watanuki, girls cross country
Division I girls tennis
Len Kamemoto and Noah Imahara, boys doubles
Lili Kobayashi, girls single
Kobayaski and Nana Yoshimura, girls doubles
Leon Hoy and Erin Chang, mixed doubles
Division I baseball

2015

Division I girls cross country
Division I boys cross country

2014

Division I girls basketball
Division I baseball
Division I boys cross country

2013

Division I girls volleyball
Division I boys basketball
Division I girls soccer

2012

Division I girls volleyball

2011

Division I girls soccer
Baseball
Division I girls volleyball

2008

Division I girls volleyball
Division I girls soccer
Division I girls volleyball

2002

Girls cross country

1998

Girls cross country

1995

Wrestling (dual)

1994

Boys cross country

1993

Wrestling

1992

Division I girls basketball

1991

Division I girls volleyball

1990

Wrestling
Girls cross country
Boys cross country

1989

Wrestling

1988

Boys cross country

1987

Division I girls volleyball

1986

Division I girls volleyball
Boys cross country

1983

Division I boys basketball

1982

Boys cross country

1974

Division I boys baskeball

1964

Division I boys basketball

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Osan turns back the clock by filling out the lineup

There were just two wrestlers in the Osan practice room two years ago, setting off concerns about an “empty room syndrome” at some of the smaller programs in Korea.


Boys basketball preview

Can Humphreys duplicate a perfect season?

After winning all 33 games and a school-first Far East Division I boys basketball title, the question is: Can Humphreys do it all again?


Girls basketball preview

Zama has become the leader of the pack

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Far East cross country

ASIJ out, Guam in at wide-open Far East meet

Individual, team competitions up for grabs at meet that will have colder conditions than some top competitors are used to.