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Friday, August 22, 2014 - 02:26 a.m.

AN UPDATE on Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural, and Educational Association (Nopsscea) Season 34 dated August 8, 2014 were sent to school heads of member-schools by an unnamed chair of committee on sports.

Sports directors, moderators, and coordinators were advised of important dates from August 15, 2014 to January 15, 2015.

Former UNO-R, WNU cagers join PBA draft

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 02:15 a.m.

A FORMER point guard for University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) and a center for West Negros University (WNU) are among the 95 applicants for the 2014 Gatorade Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Annual Draft on August 24 at Robinsons Midtown Manila.    Playmaker Alwin Elinon, 27, of Cadiz City and 6'6” slotman Raul Suyod of Bago City are among the hopefuls for the country’s premier professional basketball league.  

Nopsscea Season 34 deadline of eligibility papers Aug. 22

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 02:14 a.m.

THE sports committee of the Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association (Noppscea) has set the deadline for submission of eligibility documents on August 22.

The games’ 34th edition kicks off September 12.

Bacolod Steel, Marby Arcade win Fil-Sino basketball titles

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 02:14 a.m.

Keith Banzon’s free throw nailed the Class B championship for Bacolod Steel Center as they squeak past Johann Kendrick Tan, 67-66 in the Fil-Sino inter-company inter-color tournament at Bacolod Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gym.   Marby Arcade La Salle captured the Class A Championship against 360 Modern Cafe, 89-80.   Lightning strikes twice for JKT as Banzon also nailed the buzzer beating winning jumper in their second round elimination game.  

Iloilo City's University of San Agustin to host 19th UniGames

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 02:13 a.m.

UNIVERSITY of San Agustin in Iloilo City will host this year’s UniGames on October 20 to 28 as confirmed by UniGames president Roger Banzuela.   

USA came to the rescue after Foundation University of Dumaguete City withdrew their hosting rights for lack of billeting and playing venues and non-cooperation of several Dumaguete-based schools.   Banzuela said they have also invited Arellano University, Philippine Normal University, Wesleyan University of Nueva Ecija, St. Joseph College of Bulacan, San Pedro College of Davao, and Philippine State College of Aeronautics of Pasay City.  

Silay pug gets another crack at WBC crown

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 02:12 a.m.

Former World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight champion Sonny Boy Jaro (37-5-13 win-draw-loss, 27 KOs) gets another crack at the world title on September 20 in Los Mochis in Sinaloa, Mexico.   The 32-year-old Silaynon will challenge undefeated WBC superflyweight Mexican Carlos Cuadras (30 wins, 24KOs) and must score a knockout to ensure victory as it is doubly difficult to fight and win in hostile territory.  

Boysen tops Scoop-Negros non-rated trio bowling tilt

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 02:42 a.m.

BOYSEN reigned supreme in the 1st Edition of Sports Communicators of the Philippines (Scoop)-Negros Occidental Chapter Non-rated Trio Bowling Extravangaza held at the Super Lanes of the Goldenfield Commercial Complex in Bacolod City.

Grupo Retirado topped the consolation finals of the non-winning entries in the same event.

1,300 runners join Hua Ming Fun Run

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 02:42 a.m.

AT LEAST 1,300 participants joined the third Hua Ming Fun Run dubbed “Run Ko, Pagasa Mo” held on August 17 at the Provincial Capitol Lagoon in Bacolod City.

Romulo Balinas crossed the finish line with a time of 57 minutes and 34 seconds to capture the 16-kilometer distance while Jennylyn Nobleza won the distaff side clocking at 1:07:16.

Bacolod boxing champs fly to Dubai for PP 27

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 06:03 a.m.

UNDEFEATED champions Genesis “Azukal” Servania of Bacolod and “King” Arthur Villanueva of Bago City are scheduled to fly for Dubai on August 30 for ALA Promotions’ first overseas boxing campaign – the “Pinoy Pride 27: Duel in Dubai” scheduled September 5 at the Dubai International Convention Center.

Servania of Barangay Punta Taytay (24-0, 10KOs) is the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) Inter-continental super bantamweight champion and WBO Asia Pacific “Fighter of the Year” while Villanueva (25-0, 14KOs) holds the WBO International super flyweight title.

Junior badminton Visayas leg tournament set August 29-31

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 05:56 a.m.

THE Sun Cellular–Ming Ramos National Juniors Badminton Tournament - Visayas Leg will be held on August 29 to 31 at the Racquet Zone in Banilad, Cebu City.

Events to be competed are: Boys and Girls Singles – U19 (1996), U17 (1998), U15 (2000) and U13 (2002); Boys, Girls and Mixed Doubles – U19 (1996), U17 (1998), and U15 (2000) with the winners advancing to the National Finals on October 24 and 25 at Robinsons Manila.

15th among 16

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 02:39 p.m.

FINISHING one step from the bottom, Batang Gilas evaded a shutout with a 115-51 win over United Arab Emirates in the Fiba 17U in Dubai. The select group, mostly from UAAP junior teams, looked so happy after the game just like Mommy Dionisia after divulging her boyfrieThe national team looked short against Angola, Greece, United States, France, Argentina and Egypt. Its only height advantage was evident against UAE so they can keep whatever ever statistics they have recorded in their blow out game.

Tickets for Peace Cup 2014 out

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 02:38 p.m.

The Azkals is looking to defend its Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Peace Cup title during the third edition of the tournament on September 3 to 9 at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila.

The national men's team defended their title last year against Chinese Taipei and Pakistan at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City.

Don Bosco, UNO-R, Cadiz keen on keeping DFL lead

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 01:53 a.m.

UNDEFEATED Don Bosco Technical Institute of Victorias City, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos and Cadiz West Elementary School try to keep their lead as the 2014 Dynamic Football League (DFL) 2nd Conference resumes today at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.

The Bosconians (3-0) will meet Bata ES-I (1-2) at 9:30 a.m. at Field 1A while UNO-R seeks to snatch its first win in U11 division when it battles Moises Padilla ES (1-2).

6th Bro. Ceci volleyball continues this weekend

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 01:52 a.m.

CLASS B Men defending champion APP-Sun.Star debuts at 3:30 p.m. today, Saturday, against the Capitol Employees (1-0) when the 6th Bro. Ceci Cup Volleyball tournament resumes at the University of St. La Salle (USLS) Dizon covered court.

Bacolod Tay Tung High School battles Trinity Christian School in the opening match in Class C Girls division to be followed by Class A Men match between winless teams Central Philippine State University (0-2) and Carlos Hilado Memorial State College-Talisay (0-1).

USA-Iloilo may host UniGames

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 01:27 p.m.

THE 2014 University Games may be held in Iloilo, president Roger Banzuela said as University of San Agustin (USA) showed interest to host the annual national inter-schools meet this coming October 20 to 28.

“I have talked to USA president Fr. Frederick Comendador and they are very interested. I already sent him the proposal, including the requirements,” Banzuela said.

Bata, SJI, Moises Padilla book initial wins in DFL

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 02:15 p.m.

IT TOOK three outings for Bata Elementary School, St. John's Insitute, and Moises Padilla ES to barge into the win column of 2014 Dynamic Football League 2nd Conference played every Saturday at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.

Bata snapped the horns of University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos in the U11 division with a five-nil victory for the Baby Rams’ straight defeat in as many outings.

San Carlos FC advance to national futsal tourney

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 03:08 p.m.

SAN Carlos City Football Club in Negros Occidental finished third runner-up in the recently-concluded Star Indoor Futsal Invitational Football Cup 2014 in Iloilo City, but was enough to earn them a ticket to the national finals in November.

Estaniel off to Malaysia for Fifa instructor course

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 03:07 p.m.

BACOLOD City-based Fifa official Dennis Estaniel is flying today to Malaysia for the Fifa-sanctioned Futuro Referee Instructors’ Course from August 13 to 18.

World’s best bikes to converge in Iloilo

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 03:07 p.m.

THE Visayas Confederation of Big Bikers Club Philippines, the umbrella organization of 30 motorcycle clubs, will host the 25th Visayas Unity Ride in Iloilo City on August 23 and 24.

Batch ‘69 dominates 27th SJS-LS bowlfest

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 01:47 p.m.

BATCH '69 led by Melot “The Steel" Alimon captured "The Silver Cup" of the recently-concluded 27th St. Joseph School-La Salle (SJS-LS) Alumni Interclass Bowling Tournament held at Lopue's East Bowling Center in Bacolod City.

The Bracket B champion defeated Bracket A’s top finisher Batch ‘68 of Dan "The Magician" Corcelles in a showdown of the best teams.

Bago tries to stay on top of U13

Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 02:36 a.m.

SURPRISE package Bago City Elementary School tries to solidify its hold of the top spot in Group B of the U13 division this Saturday in the ongoing Dynamic Football League 2nd Conference at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.

The undefeated Bagonhons after two outings is scheduled to face a tough Don Bosco Technical Institute (DBTI), which forced a one-all draw with defending champion University of St. La Salle-Integrated School last week.

Bravo named head of Floorball PHL

Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 02:35 a.m.

CHRISTIAN Team Ministries' Pastor Renato Bravo, who is also with "Athletes in Action," was recently named Floorball Philippines president.

Former head Ryan Elizaga of University of the Philippines left for China, giving the post to Bravo, who has served as the association's vice president and coordinator for Visayas.

YBAC teams B, D eyeing solo lead in Azucena Cup

Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 02:34 a.m.

AFTER their opening day wins, the Team B of Arnel Lapore and Team D of Jun Ballesteros will square off today, August 9, at 5:30 p.m. with the winner grabbing solo leadership in the Your Basketball Athletic Club-Jake Azucena Cup at West Negros University gym.

Team A of Edwin Fregil and Team C of Bong Ibe are likewise looking for their first win at 6:30 p.m. to stay in contention at the early stage.

Foundation U withdraws from UniGames hosting

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 02:01 p.m.

FOUNDATION University of Dumaguete City has withdrawn its hosting rights for this year's staging of the annual University Games set October 20 to 28, UniGames president Roger Banzuela confirmed.

"We have already agreed on the hosting. We are even scheduled to formalize our deals with our sponsors until this thing happened. We might bring the UniGames here in Bacolod or Iloilo depending on how things work," Banzuela said.

USLS, BTTHS spikers score early wins in Bro. Ceci games

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 01:59 p.m.

UNIVERSITY of St. La Salle (USLS) and Bacolod Tay Tung High School (BTTHS) booked early wins in the curtain raiser of the 6th Bro. Ceci Memorial Volleyball Championships at the USLS Bro. Rolly Dizon covered court.

USLS-B defeated visiting San Carlos City-based Central Philippines State University in the Class A Men's division, 25-19, 25-17, 18-25 and 25-18.

Batch '69 dominates 27th SJS-LS bowlfest

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 01:58 p.m.

BATCH '69 led by Melot "The Steel" Alimon captured "The Silver Cup" of the recently concluded 27th St. Joseph School-La Salle (SJS-LS) Alumni Interclass Bowling Tournament held at Lopue's East Bowling Center in Bacolod City.

The Bracket B champion defeated Bracket A's top finisher Batch '68 of Dan "The Magician" Corcelles in a showdown of the best teams.

Sharp, Canvil Knights top Suppliers Challenge Cup

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 03:02 p.m.

SHARP Aquos I stayed sharp to emerge champion in the premiere division sharing honors with Canvil Knights and Condura ASSFBI Ladies II in the just-finished Suppliers Challenge Cup Open Trio Bowling Championship 2014 at the New Tops Millennium Plaza Alley in Bacolod City.

Aquos I bowlers pocketed the Class A title and snatched the top purse after beating ESD Solid Strikers in the finals, 371-307.

KMH tries to keep lead in Scoop non-rated trio

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 03:01 p.m.

KAMI Mga Hubin (KMH) pintopplers try to defend its lead as the sixth round of the ongoing 2014 Sports Communicators Organization of the Philippines (Scoop) Non-Rated Trio Bowling Extravaganza continues at the Super Lanes of the Goldenfield Commercial Complex in Bacolod City.

With three more rounds left, KMH and Active Solid Strikers Fellowship Bowlers Inc. (ASSFBI) are just 30 pins away with Christian Yu-managed KMH on top with 4,815 pinfalls. Ulysses "Road runner" Pacheco-piloted ASSFBI kept close with 4,785.

Hanah jins take 3 golds in Milo national tourney

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 03:00 p.m.

FOLLOWING their successful campaign in the recent 38th Smart National Taekwondo Championships in Manila, the Hanah Taekwondo jins got their kicks noticed again in the Milo National Little Olympics on August 2 and 3 at the Ateneo de Cebu in Cebu City.

The Vic Feria-mentored Negros Occidental-based jins went home with three gold medals, three silvers and three bronzes.

'Tiger' vows to regain title

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 02:38 p.m.

HIS heartbreaking loss to Mexican Francisco Rodriguez Jr. in a World Boxing Organization (WBO) title bout made former minimumweight champion Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo (23-1-1) vow to make a comeback and begin his journey to regain his throne.

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