Far East Student Activities: Athletics


Far East Athletics are organized into two divisions based on enrollment: D-1 or D-2.  While D-1 and D-2 schools may compete with each other during the regular season, Far East D-1 and D-2 playoff games and tournament matches are limited to schools within their designated divisions.

Baseball in DoDEA Pacific became a Far East event in SY 2009-2010 with the tournament held in May each year. Separate tournaments for D-1 and D-2 schools were held beginning in 2012.

DoDEA hosts the event and international schools are invited to participate. After pool play teams are seeded in a single-elimination tournament. Awards go to the top 3 teams, the champion and runner-up team members, and a 15-player all-tournament team.

 

Far East basketball is the oldest tournament in DoDEA Pacific; first boys' tournament was held in 1949. Girls' tournaments began in 1976.

Presently 4 tournaments are held each February for D-1 and D-2 boys, and D-1 and D-2 girls.

Far East Basketball History

Boys Division 1 Basketball is the oldest of all the DoDEA Pacific Far East events, the first being held in 1949. The Narimasu Dragons of mainland Japan were the 1949 Far East Champions. Girls D2 (at the time Large Schools) tournament was the second of the Far East Basketball tournaments starting in 1976. In 1983 the Boys Small Schools tournament began, now known as Far East D2 Boys Basketball. Girls D2, was the last of the four Far East Basketball tournaments to be established in 1990.

Pictured left is the 1967 Boys Large Schools Far East Champions, the Kubasaki Dragons.

 

Cross country alternated annual competition with tennis having Far East tournaments up until 2004 when it began holding annual championships. Boys and girls have a 5 km run on day 1 followed by a team relay on day 2. The team relay combines boys and girls runners.

Team awards go to the top 3 finishing boys' and girls' teams on each day along with medals to the 10 male and female runners, both in D-1 and D-2.

 

DoDEA Pacific started hosting Far East Cheerleading competition in 1995 when it was held in conjunction with the Far East boys' basketball tournaments, at the conclusion of the winter sports season.

In 2000 the National Cheerleading Association (NCA) began providing a week of instruction and competition for DoDEA Pacific high school cheerleading teams. This occurs in early November. Teams learn chants, cheers, jumps, pyramids, dances, and safety. D-1 and D-2 champion teams are announced at the conclusion of the week.

 

Far East football experienced different formats to determine the D-1 and D-2 champions, until SY 2013/2014. That SY, after D-1 teams had played 1 game against each of the other D-1 teams, the team in first place hosted the second place team for the championship. For D-2 the top regular season teams in the Korea and Japan districts play for the championship, alternating year-to-year as host.

 

There are two Far East JROTC interscholastic athletic Pacific Area activities:

Marksmanship match includes Army, Navy, and Marine Corps JROTC cadets from all DoDEA Pacific JROTC programs. The Far East Marksmanship Match culminates a season of regional matches with qualifying cadets moving on to designated military service national level competitions.

The Drill and Color Guard meet includes cadets from all DODEA Pacific Area JROTC programs. Awards recognize both team and individual excellence and culminates a season of regional drill meets with qualifying teams competing in a national level drill meet.

 

Far East soccer has 4 tournaments held the week after AP exams in May, for D-1 and D-2 schools, for boys and girls in each division. Team awards go to the top 3 teams in each tournament, along with 15 all-tournament medals.

Far East Soccer History

Far East Division 1 Soccer was established as Large Schools Soccer events in the late nineties while Division 2 Soccer followed suit in 2003.

 

Softball was added to the Far East tournament schedule in SY 2009/2010. Tournaments are held for both D-1 and D-2 schools the week after AP exams in May. Awards are presented to the top 3 teams and a 15-player "All-Tournament" team.

Far East Tennis D-1/D-2, Boys and Girls:

Far East tennis has been held during the first week of the 2nd quarter. 4 girls and 4 boys, from each school, compete for awards in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Team awards are given to the top 3 teams for boys, girls, and school.

 

The first Far East Track championship was held in May of 2010. Student-athletes are required to meet qualifying times/marks in order to participate. Besides individual awards to the top finishers in each event, the top 3 boys' teams, top 3 girls' teams, and top 3 schools receive awards.

Far East Track & Field Events:

100M Dash | 200M Dash | 400M Dash | 800M Run | 1500M Run | 3000M Run | 800 Meter Run | 1500 Meter Run | 3000 Meter Run | 4x100M Relay | 4x400M Relay | 4x800M Relay | 110M Hurdles (B) | 100M Hurdles (G) | 300M Hurdles | Long Jump | High Jump | Discus | Shot Put

 

Far East Volleyball tournaments are held for girls in Division 1 and Division 2, the first week of the 2nd quarter in November. Teams are seeded after pool play to compete for the championship.

Awards are presented to the top 3 teams, in each division, and 15-player all-tournament team.

 

The Far East Wrestling tournament is held in February. Awards are presented to the top 3 teams in each division along with awards to the top finishers in each weight class. The 3-day event closes with the crowning of dual meet champions in D-1 and D-2.

 

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Contacts:

Far East Academic Programs (FEAP) Coordinator
DSN: 644-5678
Local: 011-81-98-953-5678

Interscholastic Athletic
Programs (IAP) Coordinator
DSN: 644-5681   or   
Local: 011-81-98-953-5681

JROTC Programs Coordinator
DSN: 644-4977
Local: 011-81-98-953-4977

 


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