Must-win for Ceres tonight

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 02:22 p.m.

IT’S a must-win for defending champion Bacolod-based Ceres-La Salle FC against Laos FC at 7 p.m. tonight in order to remain in contention in the PFF-Smart Club Championships at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

The Transporters suffered a one-nil loss to Loyola-Meralco Sparks over the weekend in the main game of the double header in Group A.

Davies scores second win as Mustangs, MF get even

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 02:22 p.m.

DAVIES Paint continued to paint the 1st OroPhil Open Basketball Cup red with a 96-57 win over Colegio de Sta. Ana of Victorias for its second straight win on Saturday and grab solo leadership after three playing dates at VMA Global College gym in Sum-ag in Bacolod City.

Japhet Claridad topscored with 14 points as Kim Dimaranan added 13 and Testa Coleen 11 against Richard Caberte’s 15 and Boy de la Pena’s 11.

Baldonado faces Slovakian paddler

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 06:26 p.m.

BACOLOD City's veteran paddler Johnard Baldonado will face Slovakian Amel Demir in Group A in the opener of the World Championship of Ping Pong on January 24 and 25, 2015 at the Alexandra Palace, London.

Bankrolled by Gaudin Ford, Baldonado who is currently based in the United States, will be wearing the American colors alongside Houston-native Jim Butler.

Bata chess tourney set Feb.7-8

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 06:25 p.m.

AGE-GROUP chess players are set to exchange moves when the 5th Barangay Bata Chess Tournament 2015 unfolds at the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Gym on February 7 and 8.

Prizes at stake for the 20 & Under, and 12 & Under categories are P3,000 for the champion; P2,000, second place; and P1,000,third place plus trophies. Fourth to 10th placers will receive P200 each plus medals.

Ceres to face Kaya in ‘Group of Death’

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 03:26 p.m.

BACOLOD-BASED defending champion Ceres-La Salle FC is in for a long travel after being bracketed in the “Group of Death” in the Philippine Football Federation-Smart Club Championships set January 22-31 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Pasay City.

Ceres FC is lumped with Kaya FC, Loyola-Meralco FC, and Laos FC in Group A. In Group B are Global FC, Stallions, M’Lang, and Erco.

VMAGC aims for 3rd win vs MF Computer

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 03:26 p.m.

MAKING the 1st Orophil Shipping Open Basketball tournament as its testing ground, the VMA Global College will try to continue its winning streak when it meets MF Computer Solution of Silay City on Saturday.

The Sharks aim for its third win at 4:30 p.m. against the Silaynons who were upset by Total Gas, 88-71, making the latter a tough opponent as it will try to even its win-loss record.

Bata chess tourney set Feb.7-8

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 03:25 p.m.

AGE-GROUP chess players are set to exchange moves when the 5th Barangay Bata Chess Tournament 2015 unfolds at the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Gym on February 7 and 8.

Prizes at stake for the 20 & Under, and 12 & Under categories are P3,000 for the champion; P2,000, second place; and P1,000,third place plus trophies. Fourth to 10th placers will receive P200 each plus medals.

Ceres fields 3 new faces for PFF-Smart tourney

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 03:22 p.m.

THE Philippine Football Federation-Smart Club Championships final round kicks off today at Rizal Memorial Stadium and Ceres-La Salle has three new faces to man their pitch and help defend the FC's title.

Korean Jin Ho Kim, German Kevin Capolie, and Fil-Spanish Carli de Murga were dropped from the roster and will be replaced by midfielders Paul Mulders, and Angelo Marasigan, and defender Valentine Kama.

VMAGC Sharks rip CHMSC for 2-0 slate

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:34 p.m.

THE Sharks of Visayan Maritime Academy-Global College found themselves in unfamiliar territorial waters, a far cry from its unimpressive stint in the Nopsscea men’s basketball last year.

With the transfer of former UNO-R Ram Cris Jan Dayumat and entry of veteran Rex Bayer, the host squad surprised Carlos Hilado Memorial State College of Talisay, 81-71 on Sunday for a 2-0 record.

Belangel, AdMU Jrs. in Final 4 of MMBL

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:33 p.m.

BACOLOD’S SJ Belangel topscored with 26 points for Ateneo de Manila University Prada juniors squad to power the Blue Eaglets, 81-80 in overtime over University of Perpetual Help System Delta (UPHSD) Atlas Juniors in the quarterfinal knockout phase of the Metro Manila Basketball League on Saturday.

It was an uphill climb for AdMU at the International School of Manila gym in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City as it trailed all the way, 12-18; 31-36; 50-51 in three quarters until it forced overtime at 71-all in regulation.

Ceres-La Salle off to Manila for PFF-Smart Club C’ships

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 03:29 p.m.

DEFENDING champion Ceres-La Salle FC flew to Manila on Sunday for the Philippine Football Federation (PFF)-Smart Club Championship on January 22 to 31 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Club director Ali Rojas Go said over dyEZ Aksyon Isports the team must be in Manila to adjust with the artificial turf at Rizal prior to the final round.

DFL ‘exists to develop’ Negros football

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 03:28 p.m.

“WE WANT to see the development of football in Negros," said league commissioner Miguel Rivero in the opening ceremony of the 2015 Dynamic Football League First Conference at the Panaad Park and Stadium Saturday.

Rivero said that with the participation of teams from San Carlos, Kabankalan and Silay, the league have reached other parts of the island and they hope that it will continue to grow.

Davies Paint nips STI-WNU in OroPhil cagefest opening

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 04:00 p.m.

COLEEN Testa patiently waited for time to expire and hit a jumper go give Davies Paint a 101-99 win over STI-West Negros University in the main game of 1st OroPhil Shipping-VMAGC Open Basketball tournament at VMA gym at Barangay Sum-ag, Bacolod City Saturday.

The Painters, bannered by UNO-R Rams, were trailing by 13 points, as the Mustangs led 76-63 at the end of third quarter. A 9-0 Davies run stunned coach Mark Jomalesa’s chargers on its track before Kervie Andrada sank a triple.

Mustangs-Rams rematch in OroPhil basketball tilt

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 03:34 p.m.

AN UNFINISHED business will be settled when the 1st OroPhil Shipping-VMA Global College Basketball Open tournament unfolds on January 17, 1 p.m., at VMAGC gym in Barangay Sum-ag, Bacolod City.

Nopsscea champion STI-West Negros University will be challenged again by rival University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos at 4 p.m., following a brief opening ceremony at 1 p.m.

Filipino boxers ready for Pinoy Pride 29

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 04:04 p.m.

WITH a little more than three weeks before the staging of the Pinoy Pride 29: Fist of Fury in Davao City on February 7, ALA gym lead trainer Edmund Villamor said the Filipino fighters are ready for the fight.

Hanah jins rule CPJ regional tourney

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 02:04 p.m.

BACOLOD City-based Hanah Taekwodo jins started their 2015 campaign with a bang as they captured the over-all championship in the just-concluded Regional Carlos Palanca Jr. Taekwondo Championships held at K-Center in Kabankalan City.

The Vic Feria-mentored Hanah jins garnered nine gold, seven silver, and one bronze medals.

FBC to hold fun run on Jan. 16

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 02:01 p.m.

THE Fellowship Baptist College celebrates its 61st Homecoming on January 17 with the host-Batch 1990 organizing a fun run on January 16 in Kabankalan City.

The run starts and finishes at the La Villa Concha Subdivision en route the city streets.

41st Dinagsa sportsfest set

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 02:00 p.m.

CADIZ City is celebrating its 41st Dinagsa Festival with various sports undertaking calendared from January 17 to 26.

On January 17 and 18, top riders are expected to converge at the Economic Center as motocross competition dusts off while the fun bike competition takes place on January 18 beside the City Treasurer’s Office.

SJI dethrones WNU in NBTC Elite final

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 02:18 p.m.

When it rains, it pours for St. John’s Institute and winning the 7th SeaOil-National Basketball Training Center title was another bucket of accolade after it dethroned last year’s champion STI-West Negros University at the latter’s lair on Sunday.

A 69-57 final score gave this year’s Nopsscea champion a trip to the National Finals on March 6-8, where it will pit with talents with equally-skillful rookies of the game in the Elite League visualized then, by now National University coach Eric Altamirano.

St. John’s, USLS-IS win 10U, 12U titles

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 01:39 p.m.

THE winning streak continues for St. John’s Institute 10 Under as it slaughtered the Warriors, 92-52 in the final game of Sharp-BCAN-LNA7-SBP Developmental League held yesterday at the STI-West Negros University gym in Bacolod City.

The small but pesky Warriors fought toe-to-toe in the first quarter to trail by two at 34-32. It was all it could do as the much taller and heftier Baby Blue Falcons skyrocketed high in the next canto for a 65-50 advantage at half.

Severino, Tumbos dominate 4th Negros closed chess tilt

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 01:39 p.m.

FIDE Master Sander Severino and Eden Agape Tumbos dominated the 4th Edition Piaya TV Network/First Community Bank Negros Closed Chess Championship 2014 held in Bacolod City recently.

Severino posted 28 points under a special scoring system equivalent of seven wins and three draws in traditional scoring system, 2.5 points ahead of runner-up Verdun Xavier with six points.

TCA-WNU, SJI-UNO-R in NBTC semifinals today

Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 05:52 p.m.

WHOEVER wins among the four in the semifinals of the SeaOil-National Basketball Training Center this morning will live another day for tomorrow's final game.

Surprise entry Tangub Christian Academy has to hurdle only STI-West Negros University at 8:30 a.m. to have a date with destiny. It will mark the first time in years mentor Magro Librodo will coach a finalist.

Warriors in 10U, 12U finals vs SJI, USLS

Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 05:51 p.m.

THE Warriors are in its final surge and hope to attain twin victories tomorrow in the final games of the 10 Under and 12 Under category of Sharp-Basketball Coaches Association of Negros-LNA 7-SBP developmental league tomorrow at STI-WNU gym here in Bacolod City.

The road to victory, however, will be tough against reigning NOPSSCEA champion St. John's Institute in the 10 Under division at 8:30 a.m.

Two Filipino boxers hone skill in US training camp

Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 05:50 p.m.

WITH world title fights within the horizon, former world champions Johnriel Casimero and Marvin Sonsona are starting the year right by working on their game ahead of time.

Casimero and Sonsona started training in Manila at Yraola Boxing Gym despite having no final word yet on both their fights this year.

Hanah jins kick off 2015 campaign with regionals

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 02:13 p.m.

MULTI-TITLED Hanah Taekwondo jins are set to start their campaign this year with the Philippine Taekwondo Association-Region 6 Regional Championship scheduled on January 10 as part of Kabankalan City’s Sinulog Festival.

The tournament, supervised by Gaudencio Tabanao, is expected to draw top jins from across Western Visayas.

Puentevella in Melbourne for AFC confab, election

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 02:12 p.m.

BACOLOD City Mayor Monico Puentevella has flown to Melbourne, Australia to attend the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Congress and election.

Puentevella is a director of Fifa TV and Marketing Committee.

Hinigaran nips Bacolod in Sigma Rho friendly

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 02:12 p.m.

SIGMA Rho Fraternity-Hinigaran Amateur Basketball Association (Haba) prevailed over Bacolod Sigmarhoans, 95-92 in a recent basketball friendly in Hinigaran. Janjan and Adrian Tanjusay combined for 27 points to pace the hosts over the guests composed mostly of police officers from the provincial and city police offices.

Haba president Sunny Gayares added 21 markers, sealing the game with an undergoal shot on Boyet Espelita's assist with 2.1 seconds left.

American, Czech lead strength, conditioning confab in Bacolod

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 02:11 p.m.

AMERICAN professor Dr. Tim Dorneman of the United States Academy and Dr. Jeff Valodine, assistant coach of Strength and Conditioning for Czech Republic Olympic Team, are set to spearhead a three-day Strength and Conditioning Training-Seminar from January 9-11 at the STI-West Negros University gym in Bacolod City.

Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Anthony Liobet said the Department of Education-Division of Negros Occidental, in cooperation with the Athletes-In-Action, is staging this event in line with the preparation for the 2015 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet.

33 football mentors join national coaching course

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 03:28 p.m.

THIRTY-three coaches from Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, and other parts of the country are attending the five-day National Coaching Certificate Course from January 5-9 at the Trinity Christian School in the city.

The coaching course is preparatory for the upcoming Asian Football Confederation C License Course in March, said course instructor John Carmona.

Bacolod to build stadium to prepare for FIBA bid

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 02:46 p.m.

MAYOR Monico Puentevella said Bacolod City is set to build a basketball stadium as part of the country’s bid to host the 2019 Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA) World Cup of Basketball.

Puentevella said they will present the plan to the FIBA technical group who are coming at the end of the month.

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