Defending champions University of St. La Salle (USLS) and Far Eastern University (FEU) posted convincing victories to start their title retention bid in both men and women volleyball tournament of this year’s 18th FilOil University Games (UniGames) at USLS covered courts.
The USLS Stingers defeated Holy Cross of Davao College, 25-17, 25-13 and 25-22 for their initial win last night as three more games are being played as of press time.
FEU, last year champion in the women’s division posted twin wins, first against Xavier University, 25-3, 25-7 and 25-10, then against local team of Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod.
USLS Lady Stingers, the 2011 champion also won its match against Jose Maria College-Davao, 25-20, 27-25, 18-25 and 25-16.
Nine young boxers who were champions of the just ended 4th Negros First Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. Provincial Open Boxing tournament will represent the province in the upcoming 2013 National Batang Pinoy slated November 19 to 23 in Bacolod City.
Named to compose the province’s boxing team are Dindo Sabillo of Bacolod City in the 26-28 kgs; Vincent Castillo of Escalante City in the 30-32 kgs; Paulo Dato-on of Escalante City in 34-36 kgs; Elmar Duoma of Salvador Benedicto in 36-38 kgs; Ryan Pabracuer of San Carlos City in 42-44 kgs;
Aruel Jude Rendon of Bacolod City in the 44-46kgs; Renz Orcada in 46-48 kgs;
Greg Pableo of Escalante City in 28-30 kgs; and Roque Librado, also of Escalante City in 32-34 kgs.
A candidate for barangay died and another was wounded when they were shot Tuesday in two separate places in Negros Occidental, police reports disclosed.
Dead on the spot was identified as Alfred Burgos Lucero, 57, married, of Purok 3, Brgy. Linaon, Cauayan. He was running for kagawad of the barangay when shot dead by unknown suspect about 7:30 a.m. while campaigning in Sitio Sualig of the barangay.
He sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the different parts of the body and failed to make it to the nearest hospital.
Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella cited the efforts of two people behind the creation of University Games, now in its 18th year of existence during the opening ceremony Monday night at the University of St. La Salle.
Puentevella said, while still the commissioner of Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), he was also part of the establishment of UniGames, brainchild of his brother-in-law Bro. Rolando R. Dizon, then president of University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City in 1996.
Puentevella gave posthumous citation to the late Bro. Dizon. Also cited for UniGames is its president, Roger A. Banzuela, former president of Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF). His citation will be given in the closing ceremony of UniGames, Puentevella said.
The Taekwondo Academy of Bacolod Bravehearts wins medals for the club in the 2013 Division Meet of Bacolod City held t Rizal Elementary School last October 13, 2013.
Mentored by Joem "Bong" Mercurio, the medalists were Francisco Entierro of Antonio Lizares Elementary School in Brgy. Granada, Bacolod City who won the gold medal in Group 3 elementary boys; Faith Hope Duca of Educational Training Center School (ETCS-2) , gold medal in Group 3 elementary girls; John Paul Locsin of ETCS-2 , gold medal in Group 5 elementary boys; and Roem Joseph Ayuban of ETCS-2 who won the silver medal in Group 3 elementary boys.
Meanwhile, other medalists during the meet were Rochemel Galvan, Denise "AJ" Patigas, Angela Moral and Arhley Kaye Obeso also in elementary division. Silver medalists were Adrian Amihan, Angelo Dela Costa and Aleah Grane.
Team Colt 45 (No.6) upsets team Summit Water (No.2), 104-83, in their semifinal encounter and advances to the finals of the Fil-Sino Asia Brewery Inc., Inter-Color Basketball tournament at Po Hang gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School on Wednesday.
Tanduay Ice (No.4) also did the same against top seed Absolute Water, 81-68, but the latter enjoyed the twice-to-beat advantage and playing as of press time last night.
Last Wednesday’s quarterfinals saw Colt 45 also eliminate Cobra Energy Drink (No.3), 83-71, while Tanduay Ice prevailed over No. 5 Tanduay Black, 95-83.
Summit took the opening quarter, 22-17 behind Dr. Emil Guanzon 3 triples but equaled by Robbie Jalando-on 9 points output for Colt 45.
University of St. La Salle Stingers mens volleyball retained the 2013 Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association mens volleyball title beating Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod Eagles at USLS College Covered Court last Sunday.
The defending champion needed an hour and 17 minutes to depose the challenged of the Eagles, 25-20, 25-23, and 25-18.
The Eagles earned the right to challenge the Stingers after its important win against University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos Rams, 25-22, 25-15, 28-30 and 25-12.
After the 4th Negros First Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., Provincial Open Boxing Tournament held Sunday in La Carlota City, some potential winners were offered scholarship grants by the province.
Provincial Sports Coordinator head and Western Visayas Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines, Inc., (ABAP) president Angel "Nonong" Verdeflor has chosen among them Toboso’s Jojo Bulanon, Sagay’s Loren Aldivera, Bacolod City’s Dindo Sabillo & Renz Orcada, and Binalbagan’s Jordan Bautista.
These boxers will be added to the two female boxers, sisters Sarah Jane and Shiela Mae Mag-usara of Escalante City, who are enrolled at Negros Occidental High School (NOHS).
Escalante City six boxers win gold medals in their respective weight categories to lead District 1 in retaining the overall boxing title against six other districts in the 4th Negros first Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. Provincial Open boxing championship held in La Carlota city gym that ended last night.
District 1 collected a total of 11 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze medals to become a champion; District 4 with 6 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze medals was 1st runner-up; District 2 with 5 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze medals and placed 2nd runner-up; District 6 with 5 gold, 3 silver and 5 bronze medals was 3rd runner-up; Bacolod City Lone District with 3 gold, 2 silver, and 3 bronze medals and placed 4th runner-up; District 5 with 1 gold, 2 silver, and 4 bronze medals was 5th runner-up; and District 3 with 1 gold, 2 silver and 8 bronze medals was 6th runner-up.
Greg Pableo opened the title campaign with a technical knockout (TKO) 0.56 second in the second round against Anthony Tenorio of Moises Padilla (District 5) of the kids’ category 30 kgs. Vincent Castillo defeated Bago City (District 4) John Eric Martir in the kids’ category 32kgs; Roque Librado, Jr., scored against Sherwin Jocsona of Sagay City (District 2) in kids’ category 34 kgs; Paulo Datoon defeated Bacolod City Randy Tanodra in kids’ category 46kgs; John Mahinay scored on points against Bago City Raymark Flores in the elite boys category 49 kgs; and Jaypee Oro scored against Arman Alpar in the elite boys’ 52 kgs.
St. John’s Institute dominated the 2013 Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association elementary boys’ and girls’ taekwondo that ended Sunday at Riverside College.
SJI is mentored by Anthony Hilado, to collect three gold, 1 silver and one bronze medal.
The elementary boys’ gold medalists were Raymund Carlo Masbano in group 3, 136-144 centimeters; and Christian Espinosa in group 4,144-152 centimeters. Blake Valle won the bronze medal in group 1, 12-128 centimeters.
In elementary girl’s, Ma.Charlize Subardiaga dominated the group 2, 128-136 centimeters, while Cris Antoinette Hilado settled for silver in group 5, 152- 160 centimeters.
SJI secondary boys’ and girls’ were second runner-up in the said tournament as the girl’s division collected 2 gold and a bronze medals, while the boy’s division won one gold medal.