Sports: SJI First End of Summer Bootfest Held
The St. John’s Institute Football Club conducted a 2-day football festival dubbed as "First End of Summer Football Festival" last June 1 and 2, 2012 at the Ayala field in Talisay City.
The activity was part of their grassroots program and it is hoped it will be an annual event giving children the opportunity to develop their football talents.
Over 70 teams took part coming from Iloilo City, Cebu and all across Negros covering ages from 6 years old to 16 years old.
Llast Friday, it was the 13-under to 16-under age categories who played, with Kanlaon Team taking the 16-under boys title, Don Bosco Team (1st runner up), Mandalagan Football Club (2nd Runner Up).
In the Ladies Category 16-under Rizal Team A (Champion), Rizal Team B (1st Runner up), Bacolod Team (2nd Runner Up). In the 13-under category, WildFox Team (Champion), Bago Team (1st runner up), Monte Vista Team (2nd Runner up). Jan Michael Baloyo was awarded MVP for the 13-under category.
On Saturday, June 2, 2012 it was the turn of the younger players ages 6years old to 12 years old. Despite the rainy weather the tournament continued in fine spirit and high skill levels. All categories were fiercely competed and credits to the St. John’s Football Club (SJFC) Summer Training Program, run by Coach Peter Talbot and Coach Bernie Ortigas. In the 8-under Category the WildFox Team were the Champion, Don Bosco Team (1st Runner Up), SJFC (2nd Runner Up).
In the Girls category 10-under, SJFC (Champion), Rizal Team (1st Runner Up), Monte Vista Team (2nd runner Up). Bethany Talbot was awarded MVP for the 10-under Girls Category. In the 10-under Category Mix, SJFC (champion), Bago Team (1st Runner Up), Rising Star (2nd Runner Up). Paolo Go was awarded MVP for the 10-under Category. The tournament was a great success and SJFC is tahnking all its sponsors plus the tremendous work and support of the parents making the football festival possible.* (CMGarde)
JSY Transport Catch Last Bus to Fil-Sino Caging Semis
JSY Transport defeated top seed Organic Solutions, 64-48, to catch up the last bus to the semifinals, even as JSY Countertrade also beat Jast Enterprises, 78-87, in the last day of the elimination round of Class B actions in the 2012 Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade 1st Conference Inter-color basketball tournament at Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.
But with JSY Transport victory, it eliminated JSY Countertrade from playoff even it won its last match.
Organic Solutions finished the elimination round on top of the standings at 6-2 win-losss card and will enjoy twice- to- beat advantage when they clash with JSY Transport in the semifinal on Monday.
Transport Celhelm Uy was unstoppable in the third period as he singlehandedly outscored Organic, 14- 6 points turning a close halftime advantage, 32-28 to a 54-34 lead going to the fourthquarter.
Dichavez supported Uy with 12 points, Rey Jara added 8, Garret Tabanao delivered 8, while Tubby Villanueva and Jeremy Coo made 7 points each.
Alex Chua and Jerky Ong paced Organic with 8 points apiece, Chingsan Su made 7 and Simon Tan had 6.
JSY Countertrade took care of business in the firt game defeating Basecom. .A Transport loss would have put JSY Countertrade in the semifinals.
Countertrade left nothing to chance and took a 45-27 lead at the break to coast to victory.
Berto Uysang had a gamehigh 22 points, Biboy Uysang and Mark Velez scored 15 each and Daniel Lo shot 13.
Eduardo Ng drilled 5 triples for 17 points in a losing effort, Kevin Banzon added 16 , Jan Jan Young delivered 14,while Christopher Mahinay and Papang Oxinio contributed 10 points each.
Basecom also finished at 6-2 card to tie with Organic, but their two losses were dealt by Organic relegating them to second spot and will play a knockout match against Jast Enterprises in the other semifinal duel.* (CMGarde with report from Stephen Tan)