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E.J. King

Prep roundup

Falcons boys break through for first victory

Caleb Lee, the lone returner on Far East Boys Division I Tournament champion Seoul American, had 21 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists.


Prep roundup

Kinnick continues to roll, but with a surprise or two

Sophomore Raphael Gomez, in his first year of wrestling for Edgren’s varsity, rallied from an 11-4 deficit to pin Kinnick’s former two-time Far East champion Lucas Wirth.


Student-athletes face tests on, off fields of play

Many a coach dreads the first two Saturdays this month if they’re coaching a team destined for a long-haul trip to one of the outlying areas of Japan or Korea.


Wrestling preview

Kubasaki looks to rejoin ranks of Pacific mat elite

Ever since Kubasaki wrestling extended its Pacific-record run to 25 Far East tournament titles five years ago, it’s been a run of frustration for the Dragons, thanks mainly to Kanto Plain-based powerhouses St. Mary’s and Nile C. Kinnick.


Prep roundup

Perry turns heads for strong finish behind perennial power Kinnick

Scoring second-place berths for the Samurai were Gio Cano (108), Brad Ponsiano (115), Bryan Williams (135), Ethan Cecil (168), Zac Forester (215) and Marshall China (heavyweight).


Girls basketball preview

Can three-time champs make it four in a row?

After capturing three titles each in as many tries in the Far East Division II tournament, the question for Yokota girls basketball is, can they make it four in a row each?


Boys basketball preview

Transfer could put Humphreys over the top

Coach Ron Merriwether said he could not have asked for a better move-in than having Quintin Metcalf transfer from Seoul American to his Humphreys boys basketball team.


Far East cross country

Experience counts as seniors sweep races

Call Wednesday “Senior Day” in the Far East Cross Country meet.


Many teams have extra things to deal with this week

Few weeks are as memorable in the life of a high school student as homecoming. School spirit is place on display in a variety of manners, to include the homecoming parade, the dance, even days when students are asked to wear pajamas or don their clothing backwards.


Home Team

Rules governing long trips are there to prevent incidents

Garrett Macias and his Matthew C. Perry football teammates were settled in early Thursday evening for their bus ride, as long as 13 hours, to Yokota, their minds focused on a possible berth in the Far East Division II football title game.


Tennis preview

ASIJ brings back champ, firepower to courts

To get to the top of the mountain is enough of a challenge. To stay there? Even more so, especially in an individual discipline such as tennis.

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:
Yvonne "Mimi" Long
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: Yvonne "Mimi" Long
Girls soccer: Kylee Venetsanakos
Softball: McKinzy Best


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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Tennis preview

ASIJ brings back champ, firepower to courts

To get to the top of the mountain is enough of a challenge. To stay there? Even more so, especially in an individual discipline such as tennis.


Cross country preview

Kinnick, Yokota look to plug holes in lineups

Already a Far East track and field power, Nile C. Kinnick has seen some of that success translate over to the cross country courses in recent times.


Volleyball preview

Defending champs facing different prospects

A one-of-a-kind run that produced three straight Far East Division I Tournament titles might be at an end for Kubasaki.


Far East softball

Can Kadena make it four in a row?

Bryana Alexander has been down this road be-fore, chasing a repeat championship on the softball diamond.