WITH MORE runners expected to join the First Baguio City Marathon firing off on June 2, registration was extended until today, May 21.
Registration was closed May 15 but organizers extended the sign-up on condition that every runner will only be able to get their event shirts on May 30 onwards from Baguio Country Mart with sizes on a first come, first served basis.
A LADY body builder from Benguet won two titles in Boracay recently.
Lilibeth Ampal, a native of Tublay, Benguet, won first place in two events in the Ultimate Bodybuilding Championship (UBC) and the 7th National Amateur Bodybuilding Association (NABBA) South Asia Pacific Championship.
OWING to its almost perfect body symmetry, Cesar Lokines made his presence felt in the NPC Emerald Cup 2013.
Lokines, one of the country’s top body building champions, recently made wave in the international arena by bagging third place in the middleweight category of the two-day event held in Medenbauer Center Bellevue Seattle, Washington, May 4.
IN THE call for dog wellness, Renderfarm Sports once again held its Shibam Dog Run last May 11 at the Burnham Lake Drive with more than 50 pooches and their owners participating in the event.
Shibam Dog Run is named after Renderfarm Manager Philip Pacle’s two dogs Shimmy and Bambi, which both participated in the run.
RING rust would not be a factor for reigning bantamweight champion Crisanto Pitpitunge for his first title defense since winning the belt 10 months ago in the Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC).
And even a career in the Philippine National Police will not stop him from retaining the title he won against former champion Justin Cruz via a shocking first round technical knockout that surprised even mix martial arts (MMA) fan all over the country.
SUBIC, Zambales - The Cinderella magic is still there, albeit spinning silver instead of gold this time, at the end of the Luzon leg of the annual Beach Football competitions at sundown last Sunday on the waterfront of the Lighthouse Marina Hotel here.
The Baguio Cinderellas, so named for consistently winning tournaments for over two decades now despite having to scrounge for funds just to reach the playing fields, topped the eliminations but faltered in the final game to settle for second place.
THREE Team Lakay warriors are now ready to prove themselves in the cage once again. The trainings are done. All we have to do is wait until the event and pray for successful outcomes of what we have worked hard for.
IT ALL ended in a shootout.
Failing to win in their respective divisions, three teams had to win it in penalty shootout after regulation to bag the championship crowns of the second Goshen Land Summer Cup at the Brent Baguio football field.
LOOKS like summer ended too soon! Or maybe rainy days just arrived early!
With little more sunny hours of the day, many are still on the verge of completing their summer planned activities.
THE longer training regimen hopes to yield good results for Team Lakay, with five of them fighting for prestige and honor in the upcoming One Fighting Championship (One FC) event to be held at the SM MOA Arena come May 31.
Reigning featherweight champion Honorio Banario will make his first title defense against Japanese submission specialist Koji Oishi in the main event of the event dubbed “Rise to Power.”
SAINT Louis University (SLU)-Laboratory High School (LHS) needed only 10 minutes to finish off University of the Cordilleras High School (UCHS) to keep its hope alive of a possible semis berth in the 16 and under division of the ongoing Miners Cup 4 at the BCNHS Auditorium.
The SLU-LHS team B overcame a two point deficit at the close of the opening canto before erupting for 12 points allowing UCHS to only one point in the first five minutes of the second period. It was all it needed to score a 90-61 victory.
ON AND off the court, University of the Cordilleras students definitely excel.
Chess varsity players Roxanne Yacap and Maria Dorcas Baturi graduated this week cum laude as they leave the Jaguars women's chess team that landed third last year during the first semester of play in the Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League.
THREE-TIME PBA scoring champion Gary David stormed Ilocos Norte and led his team to an 84-76 victory in an exhibition game to open the Brgy. Nalupta Open Basketball Showdown Tournament in Batac City, Ilocos Norte.
Some 10 teams are seeing action in the tournament where some of which were sponsored by some of the politicians in the province.
BANKING on his familiarity of the course, Saint Louis Boys High graduate Chester Calputora scored one over 62 and topped the first Emmet Brown Golf Tournament at the Baguio Country Club fairways.
Calputora’s 62 was good for 53 points in the Molave system where a par scores three points, a four for a birdie and so on in the event organized by University of Baguio Science High School.
FOOTBALL continues to thrive in Baguio City as the 2013 Goshenland Football Summer Cup formally opens at the Brent football field, drawing a big field of participants from other parts of the country.
Forty–eight teams are set to join the two-day tournament that features the 14 and 18 under division, including the seven-a-side ladies competition.
ENVIRONMENTALISTS and running enthusiasts alike are seen to take their time off and join the 2013 Run for Trails slated May 12.
Firing off runners at the UP Baguio Oblation grounds, the run is organized by University of the Philippines Baguio Mountaineers (UPBM), a non-profit, university-based environmental organization that aims to uphold mountaineering as both a venue and a sport for environmental awareness and healthy physical activity.
ABOUT this time in 2007, at the start of our three-week course on Indigenous Knowledge, a teacher at Schumacher College in Devon, England, asked each of the students why they were there.
I offered three reasons, the last of which earned me nods and grins of approval from the class: 1) to learn how indigenous I am, 2) to finally see the beauty of the English countryside I only saw in films, and 3) to escape the political garbage being heaped on voters by candidates in my country.
THE ONE FC Network has provided the different gyms and fighters all around Asia great opportunities and has contributed to the amazing growth rate of Asian MMA due to its vision of creating a network with common goal of great competitiveness and healthy partnership of the different promotions all over the Asian region.
WITH Honorio Banario defending his first featherweight belt, two more mix martial artists from Team Lakay were added to the stacked One Fighting Championship (FC) event this May 31 at the MOA Arena.
Rey Docyogen returns to Asia’s largest MMA promotions, while Geje Eustaquio makes his comeback after his long-time debut last year which will be the undercard in the Banario-Koji Oishi face off and pound-for-pound king Bibiano Fernandes taking on Koetsu Okazaki for the ONE FC Bantamweight Interim Title.
WHEN parents, particularly mothers, get involved in the activities of their children, expect a brick of wall of supporters.
In our Arnis community, parents are starting to gather themselves and form some sort of bonding group to oversee the development of their children in their chosen sports.
SANTISIMA completed a rare sweep by repeating over Wednesday Club, 81-63, in game 2 of their best of three finals at the close of the third YMCA CUP 1st Conference.
With a deeper bench in tow, coach Jericho Portuguez dug deep in his sleeve to take an early 13-point advantage in the opening canto and enjoy a 24-15 cushion.
IT’S a big balancing act when it comes to the fuss and buzz of sports because underestimating people is almost always a mistake. In the infinite wisdom of a sports enthusiast, he turns “I Wish” into “I will” and “I can’t” into “I can”, as he takes himself seriously and try to make things work.
AFTER being caught with a right straight that sent him down the canvass, LUZPROBA super bantamweight Rex Wa-o turned the tide and earns a second round stoppage of compatriot Danilo Gabisa in their 10-round encounter.
A vicious right sent Wa-o to the canvass halfway in the first round but that did not stop Wa-o from becoming the aggressor of the fight as he pushed Gabisa to the corner and landed several blows that prompted the referee to stop the bout in the second round with 1:47 remaining and win the WBC Asia Super bantamweight belt at the La Trinidad gym.
NATIONAL University (NU) and De La Salle stayed unbeaten and made their presence felt to retain their crowns in the 2013 National Inter-Collegiate Men and Women’s Volleyball Championship at the CCDC gymnasium during the weekend.
It was an all UAAP squad in the finals of the weeklong event hosted for the third time by the province of Benguet with the NU Bulldogs battling the University of the Philippines (UP) in the men’s contest after dispatching separate rivals in their semis match-up.
TEAM Torogi continues to ride high and scored several victories in different mix martial arts (MMA) promotion and muay thai events in the country.
Leading the victory is Edmundo Velasco Jr. who scored his second MMA career win by stopping former Universal Reality Combat Championship lightweight champion Angelito Manguray during the promotions event held recently at the SMX Convention Center.
SANTISIMA needed an extra 15 minutes to barge into the finals while Wednesday Club easily dispatched their rival to arrange a title showdown in the finals of the 3rd YMCA Cup at the YMCA gymnasium during the weekend.
Wednesday Club nipped USANA-NXGN in their earlier semis match-up, 70-64, to earn the first finals berth in the tournament.
NATIONAL University (NU) and the De La Salle University (DLSU) made another trip to the finals by subduing their respective rivals in the 2013 National Inter-Collegiate Men and Women’s Volleyball Championship at the Benguet Capital Friday afternoon.
The men’s defending champion NU toppled National College of Business and Arts in their semis match-up, 25-22, 27-25,25-16 while three time champion DLSU made short work of the University of the Cordilleras, 25-15,25-12, 25-14.
UNDEFEATED super bantamweight Rex Wa-o stakes his clean record as he battles another undefeated boxer today, May 4, at the La Trinidad Municipal Gym.
The Tadian, Mt. Province native Wa-o of the Highland Boxing Gym will face Danilo Gabisay of MP Boxing Gym for the World Boxing Council Youth World Bantamweight title.
SUMMER fun is starting in this mountain resort not just for city residents and visitors but even for their four-legged friends.
The city government, City Veterinary Office in cooperation with Outdoor Kinetix supported by Vetmate and Pet One will be holding a ‘Dog Fun Run’ for pooches of all ages and breeds on May 11.
DAVE Galera needed three rounds but nonetheless stopped his opponent to annex the interim bantamweight crown in the Colt 45 – Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) recently at the SMX Convention Center.
Galera, a member of the country’s top mix martial arts (MMA) team Team Lakay, started slow in the first round but simply dominated DEFTAC’s Red Romero that was stopped by the referee in 3:43 of the third round with heavy blows during their ground battle.