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American School In Japan

Far East volleyball preview

Dragons nearing season-long goal of regaining title

Unbeaten Kubasaki took third last year after three straight championships.


Far East cross country

Samurai newcomers cross line first in school first

Former volleyball player Angelique Armijo and fellow junior Owen Young, a transfer from Zama, give Perry top D-II individual honors for both boys and girls for the first time.


Athletes, coaches adjusting to new cross country format

Due to a new format, Monday’s Far East cross country meet features two-thirds the athletes it did a year ago.


Howe is big reason why ASIJ romps over Yokota

Senior running back rushed for touchdowns of 65, 55 and 40 yards, all in the first half, and ASIJ cruised to a 33-point halftime lead.


Tennis players get final matches in before Far East

Kubasaki sweeps Kadena to win all Okinawa titles, while ASIJ and Seisen capture Kanto championships.


Lots of players see action as ASIJ routs Zama

Oliver Rogers ran 7 yards for a touchdown and passed 20 yards to Kei Laughlin for another and the Mustangs raced ahead 35-0 at halftime.


Prep roundup

Edgren freshman wins DODEA-Japan tennis title

Zama wins volleyball tournament for first time, while Kinnick, Yokota and ASIJ runners take top honors in cross country events.


Trojans, Eagles prepare to battle for D-II football host rights

It’s a battle of football teams that have not competed for a Far East championship in quite some time.


Formats other than 11-man being considered for D-II football

Is there a possibility that Pacific Division II football might go the way of Division III in Europe, where five schools are experimenting with a six-man tackle format?


Prep roundup

Kubasaki regains volleyball title by stopping Seisen

The Dragons won the title in the first YUJO tournament in 2015, but had lost in the final to host ASIJ in 2016 and Seisen in 2017.


Kinnick edges ASIJ to clinch title spot

Unbeaten Red Devils score with 47 seconds to play to top Mustangs 32-29 and claim one of two spots in Far East D-I title contest.


ASIJ-Kinnick game has clear title implications

Red Devils will likely earn host rights with victory, while a Mustang triumph opens door for Kadena to join other two in tie.


Weather pushes two football games back three weeks

Kadena-Yokota and Nile C. Kinnick-Kubasaki won't happen now until Oct. 26, leaving a single game on the schedule this weekend.


Kadena happy to see someone else on other side of net

Visit by Panthers will be only meeting against D-I school for Perry and E.J. King.


Kadena bounces back to blitz ASIJ

Eric McCarter – who started at quarterback for the injured Wyatt Knopp – gained 160 yards on 11 carries and threw a 25-yard TD pass to Malachi Johnson.

American School In Japan school info

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

Principal: Rick Weinland
Athletic director: Brian Kelley

Coaches:
Football: Roy Tomlinson
Volleyball: Kristi Hoskins
Cross country: Steve Welckle, Ryosuke Suzuki
Tennis: Jen Brown
Boys basketball: Greg Garrison
Girls basketball: Doug McQueen
Wrestling: Adam Carlson
Girls soccer: Shane Prairie, Megan Ortwein
Baseball: Aaron Rogers
Softball: Julie Rogers
Track: Ryosuke Suzuki


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

More stories

Kinnick and Humphreys meet for first time on football field

They gathered for the team’s traditional Thursday pasta feed, in the school cafeteria at Humphreys, something the Blackhawks have been doing since Steven Elliott took the team’s reins in the 2016 season.


Down in numbers, Mustangs to count on experienced returners

Wideout-turned QB Oliver Rogers will be joined on offense by returning skill-position players Rhys Gallagher, Dean Hahne and Andrew Howe, all seniors and all capable of running the ball and playing receiver.


Volleyball preview

Dragons hungry to return to D-I throne

The 2017 volleyball season could be summed up in two words for the Kubasaki Dragons: Injuries and disappointments. At least until the third-place match of last October’s Far East Division I Tournament.


Cross country preview

High-powered teams in rebuilding mode

Nothing lasts forever, especially where chasing multiple Far East cross country team championships are concerned.