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E.J. King

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.


Korean league tries a new postseason format

The league is trying a format in which teams with winning records regardless of division face each other in KAIAC Cup volleyball tournaments, and teams with sub-.500 records take on each other in KAIAC Plate tournaments.


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.


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.


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.


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.

E.J. King school info

Location: Sasebo Naval Base, Japan
Mascot: Cobras
Colors: Red and black and white trim
Enrollment: 155
Website: http://www.king-hs.pac.dodea.edu/

Principal: Gail Awakuni
Athletic director: Rick Kendall

Coaches:
Cross country:
Ray Spiering
Tennis: McKinzy Best
Girls volleyball: Kylee Venetsanakos
Boys volleyball: Shannon Kewin
Boys basketball: Travis Elliott
Girls basketball: Yvonne "Mimi" Long
Wrestling: Glenn Anderson
Boys soccer: Cory Atwood, Jason Spruill
Girls soccer: Yvonne “Mimi” Long, Kylee Venetsanakos
Softball: McKinzy Best
Baseball: Joseph Schinker


Wall of champions

Far East Championships for E.J. King:

2017

DII boys basketball

2016

Division II boys tennis

2014

Division II boys tennis

2012

Wrestling: Darnell Vinson, 180

2011

Division II girls cross country

2007

Division II boys soccer
Tennis: Kristia Suriben and Rizalina Suriben, girls doubles
Wrestling: David Heitstuman, 135

2006

Tennis: K.Suriben, girls singles; K.Suriben and R.Suriben, girls doubles
Wrestling: Luigi DeGuzman, 108

2006

Tennis: K.Suriben, girls singles; K.Suriben and Jemari Nimedez, girls doubles

2000

Division II boys basketball

1998

Wrestling: Darrell Booker, 122

1997

Division II boys basketball
Division II girls basketball

1995

Division II girls basketball

1993

Division II girls basketball Wrestling: Johnny Benjamin, 129

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.


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.


Far East roundup

Two records fall in first day of track finals

Ja’Tavia Callier of Kubasaki and Nile C. Kinnick’s girls distance relay unit wasted no time shattering records as the Far East track and field meet got underway Monday.