Competitions were all over Saipan last week
In tennis, the second and final week of the 2012 White Coconut Classic were completed at the American Memorial Park courts. Mikayla Lopez, Thea Minor, Carol Lee, Malika Miyawaki, Jireh Warren, Dylan Ackerman, and Vincent Tudela went on to top their respective singles divisions, while Emily Jones and Tommy Choi ruled the mixed-up doubles.
In soccer, Week 2 of the 2013 NMIFA Youth Spring League were played at the Oleai Sports Complex Field and the Hopwood Junior High School Field with teams competing in the boys U18 and U15 matches and girls U15 games. Still in soccer, CNMI Men's National Team defeated the visiting Japan Soccer College in an exhibition game at the Oleai pitch, 2-0, last Friday, one day after NMIFA and government officials led a send-off party for the Commonwealth strikers who will compete in an AFC event in Nepal next month.
In swimming, Northern Mariana Islands Swimming Federation held its third meet of the season with Tsunami Saipan's Miku Tammy resetting the CNMI age group mark in the 9 to 10's 800m freestyle event and other participants making one personal best times after another.
In beach volleyball, White Chocolate's Wilton Laniyo and Clay McCullough-Stearns and Chen-Knohl's Charnessa Lizama and Knohlynn Gechig won the boys and girls divisions of the 7th Annual Marianas Cup Beach Volleyball Junior Doubles Tournament. Laniyo prevailed in another event, as his squad, Vacos, and teammates J.R. Gechig, John Nekaifes, and Mili Saiki survived Dig This, Beaches in the finals of the Northern Mariana Islands Volleyball Association's Sunset Coed Beach Volleyball Tournament.
In indoor volleyball, Grace Christian Academy finished the regular season of the MISO girls league in first place with its 15-1 record, three wins ahead of runner-up Saipan International School Lady Green Geckos (12-4).
In the MISO boys basketball at the Marianas High School Gymnasium, Saipan Southern High School remained undefeated in five games, MHS has a 5-2 record, Kagman owns a 4-3 mark, Mt. Carmel holds a 1-5 card, and Eucon International School Blazers has a 1-6 slate.
Still in basketball, Gualo Rai, Adobo, and Maplas La Mani posted wins in Division B of the DLX/Anchor Strong caging, while the CT-Kings prevailed against SSFM in Division A. Two Division B games that both featured LD Prime were rained-out last week.
In the Saipan Major League Baseball Association at the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios Ballfield, the Tan Holdings Brewers routed St. Michael's Medical Response Angels, 15-5, while the Saipan Stevedore Northern Yankees beat the IT&E Fielders, 7-5.