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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 14, 1983, Tokyo, JapanSaturday May 14, 1983 Pacific stars and stripes sports 27 far East prep sports in review by Dave Ornauer ass sports writer it was a Banner year for the american school in Japan Mustangs of Tokyo s Western suburb of Chofu As they virtually dominated the 1982 83 far East High school sports Mustangs carried Home two titles in coed Cross country an boys basketball and finishing runner up in the Japan Junior olym pics Spring swim meet and in last week s girls basketball tournament on Okinawa. By capturing first in two events Asir did two times what three other schools managed Only once. There were stars and More stars pitching in to the team Effort. In Cross country last october in Seoul Steve Thompson and Rich Gallagher placed one and two in the 2v2-Milerun, with respective 13 29 and 13 30 times and Thompson paced Asir to a96 44 first place combined team relay finish dashing through the Anchor leg in 14 36. Chris Harrison Asir s 1,000-yardman, bulled for a touchdown last nov. 20 to Pace the kanto Plain High school american All stars Over the Japan College division ii stars 18-2 Ina rough House injury riddled contest at Yokota a Japan. Yokota Panther quarterback Blake Blevins passed for two ads in the first half before being knocked out of the contest with a head injury. Basketball Triumph in boys basketball the first week of March at Yokota guard Henrik gis Tren s four overtime foul shots gave him 25 Points in a thrilling 51-48 overtime final Victory Over Asir Santo Plain Arch rival Yokota. Cen Ter Nathan Westby scored 13 in the final and averaged 16.0 for the tournament ninth Best Overall while Forward Jeff Proctor added 11. All in All a Banner year for the Mustangs right from the Cross coun try opening gun to the final Buzzer in girls basketball Asir ran Strong and held the Lead virtually throughout the Cross coun try combined relay at Seoul s Hilly Nam san Park last nov. 1, with Only Faith Academy of the Philippines challenging but finishing a Distant second. Over the eight leg 15-mile relay the Mustangs held the Lead Ronall but two legs. Gallagher s 10 55 three Kilometre fourth leg put Asi ahead for Good. The 21/2-mile run followed two Day Slater on Yon san South Post but a 15 55 first place time by Faith s Lila Robertson was t enough to close the huge time Gap left by Thompson an Gallagher. Asir finished ahead of second place Faith Zama of Japan Yokota Yokosuka of Japan fifth Seoul american sixth George Dewey and Wagner of the Philippines seventh and eighth Kadena of Okinawa ninth and Misawa of Japan 10th in the Overall team standings. Volleyball Crown the Manila International Indian spiking corps of Carmela Bon Farolan Kathy Tanco and i Veaudry landed a far East Crown in girls volleyball on Okinawa nov. 13.tanco slammed Home seven spikes and Farolan five More in a 15-3, 15-4final round Triumph Over the Guam George Washington geckos. The final capped a 24-game unbeaten sweep through the round Robin and double elimination phases of the tournament. Manila had entered the tour Ney undefeated throughout their Reg ular season. Farolan was voted the tourney s top Spiker and most Valu Able player while teammate Michiko Mitch Sato took Best setter kanto Plain Grid stars record since All Star football was conceived in 1981 remained unblemished at 3-0, following a stunning 68-0 demolishing of american Grinders from Korea then the 18-2 Romp Over the Japan collegiate in what was a Busy Day for the attending physician Mallory no less than seven players were knocked out of the kanto Japan game but the Only serious injury was a broken nose suffered by Japan running Back e. fired to passes for 15 Yards to Yokota running Back Jame Billingslea and to Panther end Mike Mcdonnell for 8, then set up a 1-Yardtd plunge by Harrison with a 23-Yard strike to Yokota end Brady Brown Assanto rolled to an 18-0 Lead at half. Billingslea was dragged into the end zone late in the game for a safety Japan s Only Points. A wrestling first Faith Academy entered its first Ever far East wrestling tournament with a near full complement of 10grapplers feb. 25 at Yokosuka Japan and completely stole the show with20 wins in 21 bouts the first two rounds appearing a shoo in to wrest the team Crown from defending co Champion Zama and St. Mary s of Japan. But a hungry determined Bunch of Kubasak madmen from Okinawa snatched the Crown from Faith clutches behind 101-Pound map wrestler Ariel Moreno nicknamed the 101-Pound incredible Hulk who pinned Manila International Phuoc Truong in 1 50, then nailed St. Mary s Cosmas la in 1 34. He Cli maxed the latter Effort with a Back flip a. La sugar Ray Leonard and Kubasak found themselves with the far East Crown greatly surprising coach Jim Feller. Also winning individual titles for Kubasak were Mark Beyma at 158 pounds and heavyweight Rober Mundy. Kubasak topped St. Mary s 50 to 48v4, Faith came in third with47, Yokota fourth with 41, Yokosuka fifth with 35 and Zama sixth with27vz. The Yokota panthers boy cagers had no Letterman returning from their 1982 team that lost to Faith 44-36 in the finals. Nevertheless the surprising upstart panthers behind hot shot guard Bruce Henderson and Forward Craig Barnum surged into the final against the team with which they shared the kanto league title at13-2, Asir. Yokota led until late 46-42, but Listren broke away for a Lay up and Proctor Sank two freebies to Force the overtime. Before a screaming crowd of about 1,200 at Yokota Mai gym Listren canned his four foul shots while limiting Yokota to Only two Points in the extra period for the finished third then came the Guam vocation tradesmen and map Joey Gogue 30.5 Point aver age 122 Points in fourth Yokosuka fifth George Washington sixth Seoul american seventh and Cente Brian Petersen and the St. Mary s titans eighth. Petersen led the tour Ney with 85 rebounds and had 86 Points in four games a 21.5 scoring average. Junior olympic swimming in Junior olympic swimming Asi captured two individual class championships Diane Stewart Takin girls 15-18-year-old Competition and Chad Nelson winning the same age group for boys. But a Strong Tokyo International team splashed to three individual titles and the Overall team championship l,833vz to Asir second place total of 1,421v2. International s Leo Kobayashi too the 8-and-under boys title with victories in nearly every event while Paul Yang swam to the 11-12 boys Crown and Melissa Bates the 13-14girls championship. In that meet held at Asir Pool in mid March 53new Pool records were set and 13 area records were broken. David Lee Ofa Sij was the record Leader setting seven new area Marks and eight poo standards while International led a team record assault with 19 new Pool Marks. Clark s flying dolphins of the Philippines finished with 665vz Points for third the zukeran Sharks of Okinawa fourth with 446, Yokota fifth at 339, Zama sixth with 206vz,Yokosuka sea Hawks seventh with 153 Viz and the Subic Bay Blue marlins of the Philippines eighth with 75 Viz. The state tournament flavor of far East championship play ended May 7 at Kubasak gym where the mus tangs bid to cop a third Champion ship for school year 1982-83 came upon game Short at the hands of the Kennedy islanders girls Cage squad from Guam. Favored from the beginning Ken Nedy stumbled Only once to Asir in the double elimination Winner bracket final 53-41. But the islanders behind co map Lulu Cruz and to offensive Star Therese Sison roared Back to top Asir in two final scored 23 As Kennedy routed Asir 56-31, then Cruz notched 18 an the islanders rallied from behind to oust the Mustangs 52-47 for the tourney Crown. Asir Center Carla Stewart also across country runner shared map honors with Cruz while George de Wey Admiral Forward Candy Smalls was named defensive Star of the tournament. Dewey finished the year s Las tournament a surprising third Fol Lowed by the Yokosuka red devils the Seissen Phoenix of Japan the Seoul american Falcons the Simon Sanchez Sharks of Guam Kubasak and Zama. The Japan All stars de Rogers brings Down Levelle Brown of the Korea All stars in a High school game that was played at Yokota a Japan last november. At left is Japan s Russ Burkey. Ass Harold Brown

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