MAASIN CITY - Bohol Province and Cebu City tankers made their way to win majority of the events in the swimming competition of the 2013 Batang Pinoy Visayas leg held at Tacloban City.
Bohol Province took 13 gold, 3 silver, and bronze medals; Cebu City snatched 12 gold, 3 silver, and a bronze medals; Baybay City had 3 gold and 8 silver medals; while Bacolod City had 2 and Aklan Province had 1 gold medal each, but Bacolod had 2 silver and 2 bronze medals, Aklan Province had one silver and four bronze medals.
Bohol Province Rian Marco Tirol led the onslaught by winning three gold medals dominating the boy’s 12 and under 50-meter breaststroke, 50-meter butterfly and 200-meter breaststroke.
MAASIN CITY - Negros Occidental and Cebu City dominate the taekwondo event of 2013 Batang Pinoy Visayas Leg held at the City Gym here.
Negros Occidental snares 6 gold medals, while Cebu snatched 5 titles in different categories.
In the girls’ division, Negros Occidental got four and two in boys’ category.
Cebu on the other hand, had four in the boys’ category and one in girls’ division.
MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte - Bacolod City made it with four gold medals minus the 4 X 4 relay yesterday with Rodolf Dave Orbita, Jr., collecting two personal gold medals after winning the boy’s 400 hurdles and 800 meters at the close of athletics competition in Batang Pinoy Visayas leg here.
Orbita also won silver medal in boy’s 400 meters dominated by Jrict Ray Talicug and part of the 4 X 100 relay that won the gold medal.
MAASIN CITY - Philippine Sports Commission commissioner Atty. Jose Luis "Jolly" Gomez officially announced here during the solidarity meeting for coaches, trainers and officials that Bacolod City will be hosting the Philippine National Youth Games National Batang Pinoy on November 19 to 23, 2013.
Gomez claims the date remain, but the venue was transferred following prevailing peace and order condition in Zamboanga City prompted them to transfer the hosting to Bacolod City that already hosted the event twice in 1998 and 2001.
MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte - Except for judowithout participants in 41 events, majority of sports events started yesterday in separate venues in the Batang Pinoy Visayas Leg here.
Those that started were arnis, athletic, badminton, boxing, chess, futsal, lawn tennis pencat silat, sepak takraw, soft tennis, softball, swimming, table tennis, volleyball, and weightlifting.
Karatedo, taekwondo and one day competition in wrestling will start today, while gymnastics tomorrow, September 27 and dancesports on September 28.
With Bacolod City already the venue of the National Philippiine Youth Games Batang Pinoy, its athletes will advance to the finals, even if they lose, according to Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) commissioner Atty. Jolly Gomez.
Iloilo and Aklan are vying to qualify in arnis event, while badminton will be played between Cadiz City, Iloilo, Mandaue City, and Cebu City.
University of St. La Salle-Integrated School runner Kimberly Zulueta, daughter of former Gaisano manager George Zulueta, was adjudged Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the just ended Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association secondary girls’ athletics held at the USLS track oval Sunday.
Zulueta ruled the 100, 200 and 400 meters with a time of 13.09, 22.78, and 1:06.22 seconds, respectively. Her sister Krizea took the silver in the 100 meters clocking 13.35 seconds, while Batang Pinoy Visayas Leg-bound Erica Marie Kee of Bacolod Tay Tung High School settled for bronze clocking 13.40 seconds.
Defending champion University of St. La Salle Stingers in both men and women division posted their initial wins with a bright note against separate opponents in the ongoing Negros Occidental Private School Sports, Cultural and Educational Association Season 33 volleyball at the USLS College Covered Court Sunday.
Both won their matches convincingly with the women’s team drubbing of Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod Eagles, 25-22, 25-12 and 25-23, while the men’s team defeated West Negros University Mustangs, 25-3, 25-10 and 25-10, respectively.
University of St. La Salle Stingers is still unbeaten registering six straight wins in the ongoing Negros Occidental Private School Sports, Cultural and Educational Association Season 33 men’s basketball.
Its latest victim is last year runner-up University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos Rams Sunday, 68-53, at West Negros University gym. It was the second defeated of the Rams at the hands of the Stingers, in these double round robin eliminations. They beat the Rams, 87-64 on opening day on September 7 at the same venue.
The Rams had three wins and the same number of loses in the tournament. Last, September 21, they beat VMA Global College, 105-78, while the Stingers beat the Eagles, 69-64 for the latter’s fifth defeat against a loss.
Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella and members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod will meet with athletes set to compete in Batang Pinoy Visayas leg today, September 20 as a send-off ceremony.
Batang Pinoy is the brainchild of the mayor while still a Philippine Sports Commission commissioner aiming to discover young athletes as future champions for the country.
Puentevella and the Sangguniang Panlungsod members will meet with about 40 athletes to compete in seven sports disciplines and five officials at the Masskara Hall of the Bacolod City Government Center.
Bacolod is sending athletes to compete in table tennis, athletics, boxing, weightlifting, 3-0n-3 basketball, badminton, and swimming.
The Batang Pinoy Visayas Leg is slated on September 24 to 28, 2013 in Maasin City, Southern Leyte.
Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella has urged athletes set to compete in Batang Pinoy Visayas Leg to win medals for Bacolod in the competition of 15-under athletes slated in Maasin City, Southern Leyte on September 24 to 28, 2013.
Himself the godfather of Batang Pinoy while still the Philippine Sports Commissioner (PSC), told the 40 athletes yesterday to compete in seven sports events during the send-off at the lobby of Bacolod City Government Center to try their best as they represent the City of Smiles and the City of World Boxing Champions referring to Merlito Sabillo, Donnie Nietes, Arthur Villanueva, and Genesis Servania.