One of the most prestigious, thrilling and exciting Basketball Tournament of Bacolod City, the 6th Isidoro Jimenez III Basketball Tournament 2014 will open on Sunday, April 20, 2014, 3:00 p.m. at the City Heights Athletic Club (CHAC) Gymnasium, Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City.
Almost 18 teams will participate this year’s basketball tourney namely: I. 10 Under - 1. St. Benilde, 2. Tigers, 3. CRBC/Lions 4. Kiddie Warriors 5. St. John’s 6. TBAC/Little Giants; II. 12 Under - 1. St. Benilde 2. Tigers, CRBC/Lions 4. Kiddie Warriors 5. St. John’s 6. TBAC/Little Giants III; Open Category - 1. Petron/Thunderbird 2. PIX Digital 3. WLST/Tiger Paw, 4. Bright Navigational 5. AX Exchange Falcons 6. Total. Games will be played on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The public is invited to attend the opening.
The Western Visayas scored another title defense yesterday in men’s football however, yielded its crown in men’s volleyball in the ongoing 2014 Private Schools Athletic Association National Games in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.
Western Visayas Football Team in posterity after defending its men’s football title during the 2014 PRISAA National Games in Tagum City.*
The Nene Lazarito-mentored WV squad, bannered by mostly of the Ceres-La Salle FT, retained its title after a 1-nil victory over Davao XI in the finals played under the sun at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex.
Thanks to Prince Antony’s penalty kick in the 27th minute. Anthony was also named as ‘best midfielder’ in the competition while Anton Tongson is the ‘best defender’ as David Bedia claimed the ‘best striker’ and ‘most valuable player’ awards.
For the veteran tactician Lazarito, the victory is sweet. "I’m very thankful and happy with the win. And, everything won’t be possible without the support of the Yanson brothers – Ricky and Leo Rey as well as their family," he said. "And most of all, from Him in Heaven," the WV mentor added.
Once again, Bacolod’s adopted son has proven what prayers and determination can do – from the shadows of doubt cast by his questionable defeat two years, Manny Pacquiao has risen to prove he reigns supreme in the World Boxing Organization welterweight division.
Leonardia with Pacquiao inside the boxer’s suite on the eve of his fight.*
This was the statement of Bacolod Rep. Evelio R Leonardia who was with Team Pacquiao when he stepped on the ring at the MGM Grand to reclaim the WBO Welterweight championship that was taken from him by Timothy Bradley in a questionable decision two years ago.
His victory was significant, not only because he reclaimed the title but also because this was Bradley’s first defeat of his career, Leonardia also said.
Although he wasn’t able to score a knockdown, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao (56, 38KOs-5-0) regained the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight belt in a unanimous decision, 16-112, 116-112, 118-110, against Timothy "Dessert Storm" Bradley (31, 12KOs-1-0) in Pacquiao-Bradley 2: Vindication at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday.
For Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, who joined thousands of Bacoleños, at the BAYS Center said that yesterday’s fight showed that Bradley has no match against Pacquiao. "Pacquiao fought as the true champion while, Bradley only tried to display showmanship. But, showmanship will not win a fight," the local chief executive said. "Bradley wanted to do a Floyd Mayweather style of fight but, he’s too far from it," Puentevella added.
TAGUM CITY, Davao Del Norte - Ceres-La Salle football team representing Western Visayas retained the 2014 PRISAA National Games football title against host Region 11, 1-0 at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex here, Friday.
Anthony Prince made the go-ahead goal in the 27th minute before both squad concentrated on their defense.
Prince’s goal was a penalty kick on a handball violation of host Davaoeños.
Southern Mindanao players made several attempts in the second half but failed to capitalize on it.
The hometown crowds also failed to inspire the team.
TAGUM CITY, Davao Del Norte - Western Visayas softball team reclaimed the national PRISAA title at the expense of its last tormentor, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), 8-0 last Friday at Eco-Park in Brgy. Apokon here.
The match ended in 5 innings regulation.
Tweedle Gee Samson scored on RBI by Diane Treyes at bottom of the first inning. The team struck out two batters of CAR as pitching ace Jane Daras worked in the mount in the same inning.
Western Visayas captured this year 2014 PRISAA National Games overall title with 99-54-74 medal hauls in the collegiate division and dethroned Central Visayas held at the Davao Del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex that ended Friday.
This after Western Visayas claims the team event of softball, football and women’s volleyball.
Central Visayas had 80 gold, 42 silver and 29 bronze medals to place 1st runner-up.
Region 4-A (CALBARZON) place 2nd runner-up with 48-44-48 medal tally; followed by host Region 11 (Southern Mindanao) 25-71-76; CAR had 20-36-24; Region 5 (Bicol), 19-6-11; Region 12 (SOCCKSARGEN), 6-25-43; Region 10 (Northern Mindanao ), 4-3-14; and Region 8 (Eastern Visayas), 2-2-0.
With three weeks to go before the AFC President’s Cup officially kicks off in Bacolod City on May 6-10, the Negros Occidental-owned Panaad Park and Stadium is currently undergoing various renovations and facelifts to meet the requirement set by the Asean Football Confederation (AFC).
This was disclosed on Saturday by Nicolas Golez, Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Chairman, stressing that he has given the contractor 10-15 days to finish the needed repairs, rehabilitations and construction of required facilities in the stadium under the AFC guidelines. "We have to work on the construction of two more dressing rooms with showers at the Panaad Stadium.
With tryouts already done and thirteen teams have been identified to see action in the 2014 Coca-Cola PBA Youngstars Tournament Bacolod Leg, competition officials have set the deadline of submission of official line-up tomorrow, April 15.
This was disclosed yesterday by tournament commissioner Jake Azucena, adding that the leg will kick off on April 22 to May 8 at the West Negros University, in Bacolod City.
Among these teams are: Bracket A – West Negros University, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, University of St. La Salle-B, Mansilingan Christian Academy, Big Shots, St. Benilde School, and Tangub Christian Academy; Bracket B – Bacolod Tay Tung High School, USLS-A, St. John’s Institute, NOHJ’s, Stallions and Trinity Christian School.
Four Teams competed when the 1st Bacolod Athletic Club (BAC)/Mayor’s Cup Basketball Tournament opened yesterday at Manville Gym, Brgy. Pahanocoy, Bacolod City.
Participating Teams are Bacolod Marjessie Trading of Dolfo Firmewa, MKK of Mayor Monico Puentevella, Bormaheco of Jai Jereza, and AC Parts/Sam Parts of Alex & Sam Cordova.
Each team is composed of fifteen players, 35 years old and above, played double round robin every Monday and Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.