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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.


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.


Boys soccer roundup

Teams have had a Devil of a time scoring against Kinnick

Travis Stevens might have been pleased enough about his team capturing the title in last month’s DODEA-Japan boys soccer tournament. But the way his Nile C. Kinnick team won the event was what really pleased him.


Prep roundup

Kubasaki primed for Far East softball run

Dragons take island regular season title, finals series for first time over rival Kadena.


District bragging rights on line as postseason begins

It would be perfectly understandable if coaches and athletes gathered Saturday at Camp Humphreys gazed with one eye on the track and another on the sky.


Prep roundup

Spring weather adds extra challenge for athletes

Weather a factor across Pacific, with several events canceled. But athletes want to take advantage of every opportunity to play.


Prep roundup

Yokota bats, pitches way into favorite role before spring break

Glen Willingham batted 3-for-3 with a double and five RBIs and Sean Caffrey shut down the Samurai on two hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over three innings as the Panthers routed the Samurai 16-0.


Perry gets revamped stadium, hopes for return to form

Samurai baseball has had a lot to get excited about in the last year.


Baseball preview

Kadena seeking another title shot - and better ending

So close and yet so far. That’s been the narrative for Kadena, which seems to be jinxed where the Far East Division I baseball tournament is concerned.

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: Laird Small
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

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Baseball preview

Kadena seeking another title shot - and better ending

So close and yet so far. That’s been the narrative for Kadena, which seems to be jinxed where the Far East Division I baseball tournament is concerned.


Girls soccer preview

Kinnick, Perry looking for someone to put on scoring boots

Time and again over his 15 years as Nile C. Kinnick’s coach, Nico Hindie would coach the Red Devils girls soccer team to a stellar regular-season record, then come up short of a Far East Division I title.


Boys soccer preview

Yokota, Perry among those chasing after CAJ

Should folks believe that Christian Academy Japan is ripe to be dethroned as Far East Division II boys soccer tournament champion simply because Most Valuable Player Lawrence Yamaguchi has moved on, think again, at least one rival coach says.


Panthers, Red Devils own the mats

Yokota wins third straight dual-meet title, while Kinnick completes Far East sweep by edging St. Mary's.