Seaoil-NBTC tourney to open December 6

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 02:07 p.m.

DEFENDING champion West Negros University opens defense against St. John's Institute when the Seaoil-National Basketball Training Center opens on December 6 at WNU gym in Bacolod City.

Game time is 12 noon following an opening ceremony at 7 a.m. with regional director Robert Uy of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilpinas as guest speaker.

6 teams join Sharp-BCAN 10U developmental league

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 02:07 p.m.

LONG-TIME dominating St. John's Institute 10-Under basketeers lead the six school-based squads which will show their raw but full of potential skills when the Sharp-Basketball Coaches Association of Negros (Sharp-BCAN) developmental league reels off on December 14.

Neophyte STI-West Negros University, St. Benilde School, Trinity Christian School, Tangub Christian Academy, and University of St. La Salle Integrated School complete the cast as of the last coaches meeting on Wednesday.

Nietes honored to surpass boxing record of Elorde

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 02:16 p.m.

WHILE it is still a month away before the Murcia native and reigning WBO junior flyweight titlist Donnie “Ahas” Nietes will be officially declared as the longest reigning Filipino world boxing champion, the Negrense pride said he feels honored to surpass the record of boxing legend Gabriel “Flash” Elorde.

Nietes said that he is grateful to contribute to the history of Philippine boxing.

Ceres mainstays play big for Azkals in Suzuki Cup

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 02:16 p.m.

“IT WAS the best game so far by the Philippines against Indonesia, the worst for Garuda.”

This is how Ceres-La Salle FC club director Ali Go described the national team’s recent game in Hanoi, Vietnam where the Azkals got a hefty four-nil against the Indons.

Venues for 2014 Batang Pinoy known

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 02:15 p.m.

WITH barely three weeks before the official kick off of the 2014 Batang Pinoy National Finals in Bacolod City, the playing venues have been identified.

Panaad Park and Stadium will host majority of sporting disciplines, including arnis, athletics, muay thai, swimming and triathlon. University of St. La Salle will be the home for lawn tennis, rugby and volleyball.

Azkals thrash Indons, 4-0 to enter Suzuki Cup semis

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 01:01 p.m.

THE Philippine national football team entered the semi-finals of the 2014 Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup after thrashing Indonesia, 4-0 in the second match of Group A played at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam last night.

The Filipinos, who currently top the group with three points after a 4-1 triumph over Laos in the opener, scored on a penalty spot kick by Phil Younghusband on the 16th minute off a yellow card on Indonesian Fermin.

RTNHS, Don Bosco, St. Scho champs in DFL 3rd Conference

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 02:12 p.m.

BAGO City's Ramon Torres National High School (RTNHS) needed an extra time to bounce back from a one-nil deficit in the first half and finished strong in the second with three goals to capture the Under-15 category of the Dynamic Football League 3rd Conference championship weekend at Panaad Park and Stadium.

Panaad tracks readied for Batang Pinoy finals

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 02:10 p.m.

WITH barely two weeks before the 2014 Batang Pinoy National Finals slated December 9 to 13 in Bacolod City, the Panaad Stadium’s track oval undergoes repairs.

Taken off were broken parts of the tracks which underwent refurbishment two years ago.

BCAN 10/12 Under meeting set Nov. 26

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 01:43 p.m.

THE Basketball Coaches Association of Negros (BCAN) will hold a meeting of coaches on November 26, 3 p.m., at LAL Sportee N Print located in front of The Doctors’ Hospital beside Chickboy and I-Mart in Bacolod City.

Will to win

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 03:34 p.m.

WHAT do Manny Pacquiao and the Azkals have in common? The eight-division world champion Pacman will surely hit today’s and tomorrow's sports headlines in local, national, and international dailies and TV networks.

The Philippine national football team, Southeast Asia’s No.1 ranked football team, will also begin its title bid in the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup 2014 in Singapore.

Azkals off to Vietnam with 4 Ceres standouts

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 03:21 p.m.

THE Azkals flew to Vietnam on Wednesday for the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup, hoping a finals berth after two consecutive semi-final appearances in 2010 and 2012.

In the national team are four Ceres-La Salle FC standouts Juani Guirado, forward Patrick Reichelt, and midfielders Paul Mulders and Manny Ott.

Batang Pinoy Bacolod chess qualifying slated Nov. 22-23

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 03:20 p.m.

TOP age-group players in Bacolod City will take the boards on Saturday and Sunday in a qualifying tournament for a spot in the City of Smiles team for the 2014 Batang Pinoy National Finals next month.

Though the venue will be known today, Friday, registration has been ongoing for interested woodpushers from public and private schools as well as the out-of-school youth residing in Bacolod.

SJI sees action at Milo SBP regionals in Capiz

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 03:20 p.m.

Bacolod leg Small Basketeers of the Philippines champion St. John's Institute (SJI) will meet Iloilo and Cebu qualifiers starting today until Saturday in Roxas City, Capiz for the Milo BEST Regionals.

The kids from Shopping beat Archrival University of St. La Salle recently for the SBP championship here and will try to reach the Milo BEST national finals.

Dynamic Football all age group finals set Nov. 22

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:39 a.m.

MONTHS of tough games in various age-groups of Dynamic Football League 3rd Conference ends on November 22 when championship matches take center stage at Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City.

Defending champion Trinity Christian School stakes its Under-11 title against archrival Don Bosco Technical Institute. This marks the second face-off of both after disputing the crown in last conference finals.

Lucky Donnie

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 01:34 p.m.

WHAT is good for the "Ahas" is bad for the "Tiger."

A case of different strokes for different folks?

Hero's welcome awaits Nietes

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 01:34 p.m.

A HERO'S welcome awaits current World Boxing Organization light flyweight champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes when he arrives in Bacolod City next week.

The Murcia-native has just rewritten Philippine boxing history as the longest reigning boxer surpassing the tenure of Gabriel "Flash" Elorde.

Sabillo's future unclear

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 01:33 p.m.

THE future of former World Boxing Organization minimumweight champion Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo is in limbo following his fourth round loss to underrated Indonesian Faris Nenggo over the weekend at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.

Belangel, Blue Eaglets sustain winning streak

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 01:33 p.m.

BACOLOD’S Samjosef Belangel scored 14 points behind 6'3 center RV Berjay and Jaime David's combined 34 points to power Ateneo de Manila University over La Salle Araneta University, 72-64 in the Metro Manila Basketball League played at San Beda College gym last weekend.

The Blue Eaglets survived the much taller and older La Sallians who played a pesky and physical game all throughout. LSAU is spearheaded by six top high school cagers from Central Philippine University in Iloilo City.

Stingers must win Game 2; Mustangs eye redemption

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 03:51 p.m.

WILL the balloons and confetti finally drop for STI-West Negros University tonight or will University of St. La Salle Stingers extend the Best-of-3 championship series to a do-or-die game?

The result will be known today as long-time archrivals battle in Game 2 of the Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association (Noppscea) men’s basketball at 4:30 p.m. at Po Hang gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Martesan chessfest unfolds today

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 03:50 p.m.

SOME hundred woodpushers from Bacolod and NegOcc towns are expected to converge today at the St. John Nepomuceno pre-school gym for the 2-day 1st Barangay Sum-ag Martesan Festival Open Rapid Chess Tournament.

The tournament, scheduled November 15 and 16, will be giving out more than P12,000 cash prizes to the top finishers: champion – P4,000 + trophy, 2nd place – P3,000 + trophy, 3rd place: P2,000 + trophy, 4th place: P1,000 + medal, 5th place: P700 + medal, 6th place: P500 plus medal while, those finished 7th to 10th places will receive P 300 + medal.

Reason for summit

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 01:27 p.m.

WINNING a dominated game and losing it afterwards by using an ejected player is either an act of defiance, mockery or insult to the league organizer and to the people managing the tournament. Why insert a player who is meted a one game suspension? If the team has no intention of winning, it is better to have not appeared at the venue. Of course, the referees will be the winner since they will be paid anyway.

Negrense runners rule Patag Marathon

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 01:27 p.m.

FOUR of the five top finishers in the Mt. Patag Eco-Adventure Endurance Trial Challenge 2014 last November 9 were runners from Negros Occidental.

The categories include 50K Ultra Marathon, 42 K Marathon (Male and Female), 34 K Marathon (Male and Female).

Ceres-La Salle FC shifting focus to Div 1 debut, PFF title defense

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 01:26 p.m.

AFTER winning a fourth title in Philippine football in a span of two years, just-crowned FA League Cup champion Ceres-La Salle FC now shifts its focus to defending their PFF-Smart Club Men’s Championship title and its debut in Division 1 of the United Football League.

7 Ceres standouts to play in AFF Suzuki Cup 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 02:36 p.m.

NEWLY-crowned FA League Cup champion Ceres-La Salle FC has 7 mainstays in the 35-man roster of the Philippine Azkals for the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup 2014 slated November 22 to December 20 in Singapore and Vietnam.

Club skipper and defender Juan Luis Guirado, defenders Jason Sabio and Jeffrey Christiaens; midfielders Manny Ott, Carli de Murga and Paul Mulders; and forwards Patrick Reichelt and Nathaniel Burkey will be Ceres’s contribution to the country's quest for the title.

Loptta paddlers rule Huaching Invitational

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 02:35 p.m.

JOHN Paul Gubaton of the Lopue's Table Tennis Association (Loptta) headed by Leonito "Diotay" Lopue bagged the championship in the scholars 23 under singles event in the Huaching 2014 Invitational Table Tennis Championship held in Mandaue City, Cebu last November 8 and 9.

The Loptta men's team composed of Richard Gonzales, Isaias Seronio and Celjun Ortalla took the first runner-up honors.

Top Prime bets unforgiving in ‘Expect No Mercy 9’duel

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 02:48 p.m.

NO ONE escaped from the gloved fists of Top Prime Guanzon Stable (TPGS) as its fighters swept their opponents in the Boxing Blow by Blow: Expect No Mercy 9 Saturday at the Barangay Villamonte gym in Bacolod City.

Jerry Nardo, a two-time world title contender and Philippine Boxing Federation super bantamweight champion from Escalante City, and reigning PBF bantamweight champion Rhay-Rhay Guanzon of Bacolod City knocked out their rivals in similar second round to add another KO victory in their files.

PSC expects bigger Batang Pinoy finals

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 02:47 p.m.

PHILIPPINE Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman Ricardo Garcia on Sunday disclosed that a bigger 2014 BatangPinoy National Finals is expected in Bacolod City on December 9-13.

“I’m happy that the national finals will be staged here in Bacolod City given that Mayor Monico Puentevella is the founder of this Batang Pinoy,” the PSC chairman said.

Dulay fires 289 to win regional golf title

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 02:46 p.m.

HOST-GOLFER Chepe Dulay fired a 289 to capture the men’s division title in the just-concluded 2014 Visayas Regional Amateur and Alex Montelibano Memorial Tournament at the Bacolod Golf and Country Club in Hacienda Binitin, Murcia.

Dulay has a 145 in the first two days before scoring his best game of 69 on Saturday and 75 on the final day. His output was just enough to pull away from second placer Weiyu Gao of Alta Vista GCC who shot a total of 294.

STI-WNU a win away from reclaiming Nopsscea cage title

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 02:46 p.m.

NEGROS Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association (Nopsscea) many times men’s basketball titlist STI-West Negros University Mustangs is only a win away from reclaiming the title it missed last year.

Mustangs upset reigning runner-up University of St. La Salle Stingers, 77-69 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Best-of-3 championship played at the Po Hang gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Junior Mustangs capture Nopsscea football crown

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 02:33 p.m.

STI-West Negros University regained its throne in the secondary boys football after beating University of St. La Salle-Integrated School Junior Stingers, 2-1 for this year’s title of the 34th Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association (Nopsscea), at the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) pitch Saturday.

Murhel Rosquillo scored in the 31st minute goal to give the Junior Mustangs a one-nil advantage at the break.

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