Student-athletes face tests on, off fields of play
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan – 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.
They want to field as strong a team as they can, but don’t want to stand in the way of students taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test on Saturday and the American College Testing exam on Dec. 9.
“That’s the way it is,” said Dan Galvin, who coaches Yokota boys basketball. They and the three-time defending Far East Division II Tournament champion Panther girls head here for a DODEA-Japan weekend series against Robert D. Edgren and host Matthew C. Perry.
Galvin’s Panthers will be missing three guards, starters Riley DeMarco and Jimmy Dewberry and sixth-man Isaiah Shinnery. Yokota’s girls will leave behind senior center Jordyn Logue and senior guard Bria Johnson.
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