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E.J. King

Kinnick's Gailson, Gallo named DODEA-Pacific's top athletes

For the first time, Department of Defense Education Activity-Pacific has named high school Athletes of the Year. And it’s one Red Devil of a senior pair.


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.


Zama boys looking to match girls' exploits

Much attention has been focused on Zama’s girls basketball team in the last year.


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.

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:
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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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

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.