Ramstein, Stuttgart to finally meet with title on the line

Black Forest Academy goaltender Kaleb Kroeker stops a goal tackle by Ramstein’s Landon Shockey in the semifinals of the DODEA-Europe Boys Division I on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (Kent Harris/Stars And Stripes) RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — If Wednesday’s DODEA-Europe Division I boys soccer semifinals were films, reviewers could have … Read more

Traditional powers try to hold off contenders to thrones

Rota goalkeeper Nathan Alindog interrupts a goal run by Aviano’s Andrew Walker at the DODEA-Europe Boys Division II soccer tournament in Landstuhl, Germany. (Kent Harris/Stars and Stripes) LANDSTUHL, Germany — Bahrain’s attempt to derail the Mediterranean party, also known as DODEA-Europe’s Division II boys’ soccer, got off to a bad start in April. The Falcons … Read more

Momentum, hopes can swing wildly between games

Baumholder goalkeeper Jonathan Kimuli gets to a ball faster than Alconbury’s Gethin Moose during a Division III boys’ matchup Monday May 16, 2002 at the DODEA European Football Championships in Reichenbach, Germany. (Kent Harris/Stars and Stripes) It’s a good feeling to win the first game of a season-ending tournament convincingly. Winning the second is even … Read more

Class A boys soccer: Gretna is ‘finally over the hurdle’ after beating Lincoln East to reach elusive final round | High School Soccer

Welcome to Episode 30 of the Prep Extra Podcast presented by The Lincoln Journal Star. OMAHA — This time, the Gretna boys’ soccer team goes all the way to the state championship game. The second-placed Dragons beat No. 7 Lincoln East 4-2 in the Class A state semifinals at Morrison Stadium on Friday. Gretna … Read more

Puyallup beats Union for 4A district boys soccer title

Puyallup keeper Nathan Vitzthum makes a save from Unions Garik Shevchuk’s shot during the second half of the 4A District 3/4 championship game on Thursday May 12, 2022 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup, Washington. Peter Caster pcaster@thenewstbune.com Puyallup High School senior goaltender Nathan Vitzthum had never seen anything like it. He was between the goal … Read more

Class B boys soccer: Waverly notches another shootout win behind GK Morehead — ‘We just love him to death’ | High School Soccer

Welcome to Episode 30 of the Prep Extra Podcast presented by The Lincoln Journal Star. OMAHA — A high school soccer goaltender could play four years and still not record as many saves from penalties as Waverly’s Ian Morehead did this spring. “It’s definitely over 10[savers],” said Waverly coach Mike Ziola. With a penalty, … Read more

Class A boys soccer: Lincoln East snaps drought at state in ’emotional’ win over Southwest | High School Soccer

Lincoln East’s Mason Garcia (21) and Karter Jeffrey (14) celebrate with Admir Mujkic (12) after Mujkic scored the team’s third goal against Lincoln Southwest during a Class A boys first round game Tuesday at Morrison Stadium in Omaha. GWYNETH ROBERTS, Journal Star OMAHA — The Lincoln East boys’ soccer team had just one shot on … Read more

The Capital City is sending 7 to state. Here’s why it has been a good year for Lincoln soccer | High School Soccer

Power in the state’s high school football still hinges heavily on the Omaha territory, but this has been a good season for the Lincoln schools. When the state tournament begins its 1½-week run in downtown Omaha on Monday, seven Lincoln teams will be in the field. Class A girls are Lincoln Southeast, Lincoln Southwest, Lincoln … Read more

Here’s why it has been a good year for Lincoln soccer | High School Soccer

Power in the state’s high school football still hinges heavily on the Omaha territory, but this has been a good season for the Lincoln schools. When the state tournament begins its 1½-week run in downtown Omaha on Monday, seven Lincoln teams will be in the field. Class A girls are Lincoln Southeast, Lincoln Southwest, Lincoln … Read more

B-5 boys soccer: By rallying (twice) in district final, Waverly realizes full-circle moment in program’s history | High School Soccer

WAVERLY — In 2015, Mike Ziola saw the Waverly boys’ football program hit one of its lows. Now, as head coach, he has helped orchestrate one of the best seasons ever – with a conference championship and now a trip to the Class B state tournament for the first time since 2010. The fourth-placed Vikings … Read more