Region 6 Prisaa games opens in Antique today

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014


THIS year’s Western Visayas Regional Private Schools Athletic Association (Prisaa) meet opens today, Wednesday, at the St. Anthony’s College (SAC) football field in San Jose, Antique.

Fifteen sport events will be contested in the competition that runs until January 12, eight of which will start tomorrow.

Events to be played inside the SAC campus are men and women’s chess, men and women’s badminton, men’s football, sepak takraw, and volleyball while men’s basketball at the EBJ Memorial Sports Center, lawn tennis at the Bishop’s House tennis court, and men and women’s table tennis at Gaisano mall.

Athletics takes center stage on January 10 at the EBJ Sports Complex, karatedo kicks off at the second floor of Gaisano mall, and softball at SAC.

Remaining events will start on January 11 with beach volleyball at the Vista Veranda Beach Resort, swimming at the Binirayan swimming pool, and taekwondo at the Gaisano mall.

Winners will represent Region 6 (Western Visayas) in the forthcoming National Prisaa meet this summer in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

Meanwhile, aside from the powerhouse Negros Occidental Private Sports, Cultural and Educational Association (Nopsscea) teams of football and badminton, another hope for Negros is the men’s table tennis.

Defending Nopsscea men’s table tennis champions Visayan Maritime Academy-Global College have been in tough preparations since they won the title in September last year.

The Dr. Carlitos Orola-mentored team is composed of Marc Angelou Penaranda, Nhel John Cantalopez, Steven Gonzaga, and John Kenneth Espiritu who underwent rigid training at the Royal Paddle Table Tennis Club with trainers Duphin Pescadilla and Arnie Uy.

The team earned the right to represent Nopsscea in the regional meet after dethroning University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, which has been dominating the sport for more than 12 years. (HGD)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on January 08, 2014.

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