TO ENSURE Cagayan de Oro City’s participation in the revival of the Philippine National Games (PNG), the city sports development program is raising funds by organizing a fun run event.
Dubbed as “17K Cross Country Fun Run Marathon,” the event will be held on May 19 with Barangay Camaman-an serving as assembly area for the participants.
CAGAYAN de Oro’s Dave Sebastian Mosqueda and Surigao City’s Rupert Ohrelle Tortal continued their winning ways, even as homeground bet Angelo Esguerra made his presence felt in Butuan leg of the nationwide 2013 Cebuana Lhuillier Age-Group tennis championships.
CAGAYAN de Oro’s top non-master Johnnel Balquin won the 2nd Queen Angela Banaag Blitz Chess 2013 at the Capitol Chess Park in Cagayan de Oro City on the day his father passed away shortly later due to cardiac arrest.
“It was both good news and bad news but at least Balquin proved that he’s got that winning attitude,” said Ronaldo Banaag, licensed Merchant Master Mariner and tournament sponsor.
EASTERN Samar’s Ma. Delrose Duran, Cagayan de Oro’s Dave Sebastian Mosqueda and Surigao City’s Rupert Ohrelle Tortal were the simply the rising netters in the locality who made a splash in the Northern Mindanao swing of the 2013 Cebuana Lhuillier Age Group tennis championships that recently capped its busy April month in Camiguin Island and Gingoog City, respectively.
BUKIDNON-based skybooters dominated the 2nd Russel Cup Football Festival, even as the female varsity players of Xavier University shared the spotlight in the well-attended tourney that turned like a “Mindanao World Cup” at Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports Center.
AT 37, Cagayan de Oro’s first Milo Best MVP Mario “Tikol” Pabillore Jr. is no longer spring-chicken, so to speak. That’s the reason why he’s begging for something he’s been longing for quite a time already.
FOR many years, it was just a dream. Now, it has become a reality.
Northern Mindanao, arguably teeming with basketball talents but without a cage title to show in the annual Palaro meet, finally snared one in the 2013 Palarong Pambansa National Students Meet in Dumaguete City.
TUBOD, Lanao del Norte - More than 4,500 participants registered for PhilHealth’s first simultaneous nationwide run at the Mindanao Civic Center (MCC) sports complex here last February 17.
Dubbed “PhilHealth-DOH Run 2013,” it was the biggest run ever hosted by the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte, which broke all attendance record from previous fun run events.
THE local government of Opol town in Misamis Oriental successfully held its first ever fun run last Sunday.
Over 10,000 participants from the cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro joined in the three-kilometers (3K), 5K and 10K categories all with one aim –- to help the survivors of typhoon Pablo in Davao Oriental.
THE Kiwanis International (KI) Philippine South District Division 4A of Cagayan de Oro held the annual invitational sports tournament dubbed as “Kiwanis Olympics 2013” at Marco Sports Club, Alwana Business Park in Barangay Cugman last Sunday.
Reynaldo F. Susana, KI Philippine South District Division 4-A Lieutenant Governor, said the sports competition aims to promote camaraderie and sportsmanship among all Kiwanians.
OZAMIZ CITY – A seminar-workshop in Sports Medicine and Sports Nutrition was held for the Northern Mindanao coaches and chaperons participating in the 2013 Palarong Pambansa (National Athletic Association Meet) set in Dumaguete City on April 14 to 20 this year.
A RENEWED coaching rivalry between Boy Dacoco and Hermogenes Anciado is now in store after their respective teams made it to the Cagayan de Oro leg finals of the SeaOil NBTC Elite League 2012-2013 season at the Xavier University gym in Cagayan de Oro City.
NEXT to Francis Casey Alcantara is distaff sensation Roxanne Mae “Dimple” Resma as the country’s most promising young netter today. And they both come from the City of Golden Friendship.
The bemedalled Resma, a third-year high school student of Corpus Christi who will turn 16 on May 29, cemented her place as the leading female act in Philippine tennis when she lorded it over in two major events held in Manila recently.
WITH best forward Dan Audris Lagbas, best pointguard and most valuable player (MVP) Rhys Jefferson Flores combining for 30 points, Barangay Balulang easily defeated Barangay Agusan, 90-78, to become back-to-back champion in 18-under division of the Mayor Dongkoy Emano Cup Inter-Barangay Christmas basketball tournament concluded recently at the Xavier University gym.
Playing with just an eight-man roster, Balulang did well in avoiding costly turnovers as it turned into the hot hands of Lagbas and Flores who sizzled for 30 and 20 points apiece to turn back the challenge of Agusan.
THEY’D been always “living on the edge” up to the final round. But Barangay Camaman-an’s tenacity and grim determination were aptly rewarded in the face of yet another nerve-wracking challenge.
Like what they did in previous matches, Camaman-an battled back from twin-digit deficit in the last two minutes—courtesy of Richard Kwong, Ken Salado and Budie Tamparong’s clutch baskets -- to eke out a thrilling 101-98 win over Barangay Bugo and complete a back-to-back title run in the 3rd Mayor Dongkoy Emano Cup Inter-Barangay Christmas basketball tournament concluded here recently at the Xavier University gym.
CAGAYAN de Oro’s Janelle Carmela “Titan” Llavore shone the brightest in the 1st Powerade Tennis Challenge 2012 concluded here over the weekend at the Nazareth Lawn Tennis Club (NLTC) in Brgy. Nazareth.
The talented daughter of NLTC president Johnnel Llavore scored a double-whammy in the Powerade’s first ever tourney in the City of Golden Friendship, winning both the championships in the 14-under and 16-under girls divisions.
FOR the second-straight season, Camaman-an denied Lapasan a chance to get back in the finals of the prestigious Mayor Dongkoy Emano Cup Inter-Barangay Christmas basketball tournament here.
The gritty Camaman-an dribblers fought back from 13-point third-quarter deficit to beat Lapasan, 82-76 on Thursday night at brgy. 24’s covered court. A feat that catapulted the reigning Open division champion to a titular showdown with Barangay Bugo tonight at the Xavier University gym.
THERE are just enough youth, speed and power to rely for the White Stallions to complete a two-peat finish in the 2012 Cagayan de Oro Bankers basketball tournament concluded on Wednesday night at Barangay Macasandig’s covered court.
With the do-it-all Stephen Go remaining as the team’s heart and soul, White’s troika of newcomers Jet Yaranon, Jurolan and Vince Buot contributed a lot in besting the top-seeded Blue, 79-76 to win the long-delayed championship match.
FINALLY, the Cagayan de Oro Bankers’ long-delayed basketball championship will be decided Thursday night at Barangay Macasandig’s covered court.
VETERAN banger Baloy Fernandez and youthful pointguard Roger Abaday Jr. provided endgame stability in holding off the fierce rally of Team Andit.
Those efforts not only catapulted Team James to a hard-earned 88-82 victory, but also gained the nods of tournament officials to declare Fernandez and Abaday as co-MVPs in the Ballpals Club’s Christmas Party All-Star Game last Saturday at Pelaez Sports Center in Cagayan de Oro City.
NOT even the presence of Cebu’s marquee players could stop the homeground squad Natumolan from ruling anew the cash-rich Invitational Basketball Tournament in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental.
THE Nazareth Lawn Tennis Club will host the first ever Powerade Tennis Challenge here from December 21 to 23, 2012.
A lot of freebies await all participants courtesy of Coca-Cola, Viva Mineral Water and Powerade Sports Drinks, according to club insider Mario Inguito Craiz.
WITH the 17th dawn of December still fresh in their minds, over 10,000 people from all walks of life came to participate Sunday’s tribute run for Sendong victims in Cagayan de Oro.
TEAM CdeO lorded it over in the hard court competition, sweeping all the basketball titles in the just-concluded 2012 NMRAA-Regional Palaro in Tubod, Lanao del Norte.
WITH the new jerseys, trophies and medals already in place, there’s no turning back for the holding of the Ballpals Club’s 2012 Christmas Party All-Star showdown on Saturday at Barangay 24’s covered court in Cagayan de Oro City.
TUBOD, Lanao del Norte -- More than 442 barangays from the 22 municipalities of the province received five basketballs and five volleyballs each from the Provincial Government under the “Kabataan Sigurado” program of Governor Khalid Dimaporo and the Quibranza-Dimaporo initiative.
In total, 2,210 basketballs and 2,210 volleyballs were turned over to the chairman of every barangay.
CAGAYAN de Oro’s promising chess talents in Manila broke their silence anew, anchoring the Far Eastern University’s (FEU) triumphant finish in the 2012 Artillery Foundation of the Philippines (AFPI) National Government, Private and Commercial Rapid Chess Team Championships.
Held at the second floor of Alphaland Southgate Mall in Edsa, Makati City, over the weekend, the FEU Tamaraws amassed 24 points to grab the first prize worth P25,000.
CAGAYAN de Oro’s own living legends in basketball will lead the All-Star cast of Ballpals Club for its Christmas Party showdown in December 15 at Barangay 24’s covered court here.
RUN like the wind.
The Kenyans sweeping domination in the first ever Prycegas International Marathon held in Cagayan de Oro over the weekend, were like the inevitable landfall of super Typhoon “Pablo” in Northern Mindanao.
CAGAYAN DE ORO’S longest surviving fun run event will take center stage anew on Sunday.
Dubbed as “12th Metrobank Fun Run,” it will showcase the 12k and 5k races with P400 and P300 entry fees each.