DODEA-Pacific cancels entire Far East spring tournament slate

Track and field athletes are among those who will not get to compete in Department of Defense Education Activity-Pacific Far East tournaments this spring. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)
Track and field athletes are among those who will not get to compete in Department of Defense Education Activity-Pacific Far East tournaments this spring. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)

DODEA-Pacific cancels entire Far East spring tournament slate

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — All Far East high school spring sports tournaments scheduled for next month have been canceled due to coronavirus concerns, Defense Department schools in the Pacific announced Friday.

The tournaments were scheduled for May 21-23 at high schools around the Pacific: softball at Camp Zama, Japan; track at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan; boys Division I soccer at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa; boys Division II soccer at Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo; girls D-I soccer at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan; girls D-II soccer at Misawa Air Base, Japan; and baseball at Camp Humphreys, South Korea.

In addition, the Far East Honor Music Festival slated for April 20-24 at Yokota and the Far East Creative Expressions art show scheduled April 27-30 at Temple University in Tokyo have been canceled, said a statement from Department of Defense Education Activity-Pacific.

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