The 6th Isidoro Jimenez Memorial Basketball Tournament opened with a big bang at the City Heights Athletic Club (CHAC) Gymnasium last Sunday.
Angel "Nonoy" Hiñola, CHAC President delivered the opening remarks followed by the welcome address of Joebie De Villa, ARCHI President while Atty. William N. Mirano, Tournament Adviser introduced the participating teams.
They were A. 10 Under-St. Benilde Tigers, CRBC/Lions, Kiddie Warriors, St. John’s, TBAC/Little Giants. B. 12 Under-St. Benilde, Tigers, CRBC/Lions, Kiddie Warriors, St. John’s, TBAC/Little Giants. C. Open Category- Petron/Thunderbird, Pix Digital, WLST/Tiger Paw, Bright Navigational, A/X Exchange Falcons and Total.
Also present for moral support are: Archi Directors Dr. Antonio De Villa, Teresita Tolosa, Ramona Solidum, Ronie Gevero, Roger Gicanan, Gloria Hernia, Tita Ordinario, Carmen Jarder, Val Celis, Jimmy Manahan, Ed Rosadia and Rene Cerbolles.
A notable start for NHOJs Sportswear and St. John’s Institute (SJI) Falcons as it registered victories in the opening games of 2014 Coca Cola PBA Youngstars at West Negros University (WNU) gym yesterday.
NHOJS squad dominated Evangelical International Ministries/Tangub Christian Academy, 64-52, as the Falcons outscored Trinity Christian School, 78-41.
NHOJS took control of the race as it surged to a 32-27 advantage at final half.
In the second game, the Falcons showed its mighty wings with lines of 28-5 in the opening quarter before poured 20-12 in the next period as Rafa Puentevella scattered 17 of his overall 21 points.
2014 PBA YOUNGSTARS OPENS. (left) Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella leads yesterday’s ceremonial toss alongside SBP’s Neg. Occ. chairman Anthony Carlo Agustin, SBP Executive Director Sonny Barrios, SBP Regional Director Robert Uy and Coun. Wilson Gamboa Jr. while WNU Vice-President of Administration Mark Molina (right) welcomes the participants.* (SCOOP-Bacolod Photo)
Gerald Abrot and Joemarie Baylon scattered for 62 points combined to give Architects Team its second straight victory in the open category, as 24-Aces posted its fourth wins in five outings in the 21-under of the Paglaum Village Annual Fiesta Inter-barkada Basketball Tournament 2014 dubbed "President Rodel Jacinto Cup" at the PV covered court in Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
The Architects proved too tough in a 97-79 romp over Bronx to keep themselves unbeaten in two games.
With a three points advantage in the first quarter of play, 22-19, the Architects started to pull away at the start of the second quarter with a 29-12 explosion and continue to keep the momentum on their side ‘til the expiration of the final period.
Eight of 13 games were blow outs 10 days before Holy Week in the Monico Cup 21 Under basketball tournament at BAYS Center here in Bacolod City. The closest is 92-90 as Barangay 20 dealt Barangay 2 a heartbreaker in Bracket E.
Estefania provided a thriller before succumbing 83-87 to Barangay 35 coached by village chief Maui Huelar in Bracket C. Barangay 29 also came out triumphant over Barangay 7 with a 70-65 win in "C" group.
Barangay 40 stopped B-12 in a close 84-78 match while Barangay 6 walloped B-1 with a stunning 98-77 victory in Bracket A. Barangay 23 went home with a lopsided 97-30 domination of Barangay 30 in a lone Bracket B match.
Ceres-La Salle Football Club continues its tough preparation for the Asean Football Confederation (AFC) President’s Cup set to kick-off on May 6-10 at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Mansilingan, Bacolod City
The club will represent the Philippines in Group B along with some of the strongest teams in the tournament, namely, FC HTTU of Turkmenistan, Tatung Company of Chinese Taipei and the Rimyongsu Club of the People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea).
The Ceres-La Salle Football team with technical director Cha Soung Yooung and coach Ali Go pose after the press conference at 21 Resto in Bacolod yesterday.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
The Ceres-La Salle Football Club has bared the 30-man pool of players in a press briefing yesterday representing the country in the AFC President’s Cup Group B qualifiers slated on May 6 to 10, 2014 at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium.
But head Coach Ali Rojas Go said the official line-up will be reduced to a 23-man team come tournament proper.
For sure, only two foreign players will be allowed to be part of the team, Go said. He added, the official line-up will be known a week before the tournament.
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President’s Cup Local Organizing Committee chairman Nicolas Golez is asking Negrenses’ support in hosting Group B qualifiers on May 6 to 10, 2014 at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Brgy. Mansilingan.
Golez said all the matches are open to the public for free. He encouraged all football clubs in the country to come out and support the home team.
The free admission will be on open bleachers and some parts of the stadium, he said.
Nicolas Golez asks all-out support of Negrenses to watch the games of Ceres-La Salle FC against the tough teams in Group B.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is working double time to ensure that the Negros Occidental’s Panaad Park and Stadium will not just be ready for the tournament, at the same time, meet the requirements set by the AFC for the upcoming President’s Cup on May 6-10, 2014.
Aside from a huge facelift of main stadium’s facilities, the LOC also focused on keeping its football pitch green in time of the tournament.
In an interview over RMN- dyHB on Sunday, LOC Chairman Nicolas Golez said that they are working hard to comply with the requirements of the AFC. "As of this time, we are trying to rehabilitate Panaad’s pitch. We know that during summer, grasses turn brown thus we fertilize them to remain green. Also, we planted some grass in the goal’s mouth to make it green as well," he said.
Silay City Mayor Jose L. Montelibano has declared open the Silay City Inter-Barangay Sports Fest 2014 held at Natalio G. Velez Sports and Cultural Center in Silay City recently.
All sixteen barangays have their representatives in the basketball competitions. Mayor Montelibano said that he will give Php 20,000 worth of projects to champions of the basketball tournament in five categories.
Categories are Bulilit, Aspirants, Juniors, Seniors, and 35-Up.
Silay City Mayor Jose L. Montelibano (center) leads the ceremonial toss in the opening of the Silay City Inter-Barangay Sports Fest 2014 at Natalio G. Velez Sports and Cultural Center in Silay City.* (photo taken by Aldwin Dalpatan)
Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, who is also a member of the FIFA TV and Marketing Committee, said that the local government will do everything to help assure a successful hosting of the 2014 AFC President’s Cup scheduled May 6-10 at the Panaad Park and Stadium.
Puentevella said that this international sporting event is not only for sports tourism but, to also to uplift the spirit of the Bacolodnon.
"This is to prove that we can do it. And, that we can aspire to achieve all our dreams. – that we can also be the best," Puentevella said.