Remembering classic Koshien contests

Baseball Aug 3, 2018

Remembering classic Koshien contests

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Koshien, Japan's midsummer sporting tradition, has staged so many great, unforgettable battles in its one-century history. Quite impressively, they have stayed in the collective memory of the nation's baseball fans, partially thanks to its win-or-go-home format. There are numerous deserving candidates that could appear on ...

Soccer Jan 11, 2016

Higashi Fukuoka cruises to high school title

Higashi Fukuoka eased to its third national high school championship on Monday, downing Kokugakuin Kugayama with a sounding 5-0 win at Ajinomoto Stadium. Higashi Fukuoka, which counts Inter Milan's Yuto Nagatomo among its graduates, led 1-0 at the break before a second-half onslaught as it ...

Tokaidai Sagami wins Koshien title

Baseball | KOSHIEN Aug 20, 2015

Tokaidai Sagami wins Koshien title

Shinnosuke Ogasawara hit a tiebreaking home run in the top of the ninth inning as Tokaidai Sagami of Kanagawa Prefecture beat Miyagi's Sendai Ikuei 10-6 in the National High School Championship final on Thursday. Leading off the ninth with the game tied 6-6 before a ...