‘Comeback’ of Raagas revives speed program

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 01:05 a.m.

FORMER City Councilor lawyer Roy Hilario Raagas makes official his return in local basketball scene by resurrecting the long-unheard Speed (Sports Proficiency, Excellence and Development) program in basketball.

CdeO Rugby Football Club shares first year with 'Boys Town kids'

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 01:42 a.m.

THE kids at Boys Town Orphanage had an extraordinary day on Saturday, September 13, with members of the Cagayan de Oro Rugby Football Club (CDORFC) as the latter held a party at Primavera Residences to celebrate its anniversary this month.

Boys Town Orphanage, a main orphanage institute center for the less fortunate and helpless children located at Barangay Lumbia, has been a recipient community of the CDORFC outreach program that started last year called "Help Change the Life of a Child."

Well-trained Tortal shows who’s the boss in the Powerade Challenge

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:42 a.m.

WITH serious training and right discipline, Rupert Ohrelle Tortal did show who’s who in the kiddies side of the ongoing Powerade Tennis Challenge 2014 at the Nazareth Lawn Tennis Club in Cagayan de Oro.

The Surigao City pride Tortal, who’s been religiously training under the tutelage of Cagayan de Oro-based coach Alein “Bebot” Sanchez, did not just conquer main rival Brent Signmond Cortes of Tubod, Lanao del Norte, but also ruled in the upper age bracket.

Powerade challenge 2014 seeded bets advance

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:56 p.m.

HONGKONG ITF Juniors champion Dave Sebastian Mosqueda and fellow seeded bets hold ground in the Powerade Tennis Challenge 2014 which comes to a close here today at the Nazareth Lawn Tennis Club in Barangay Nazareth.

With intermittent rain disrupting the scheduled matches, less than half the number of the solid picks have reached the semifinals with Immaville Gervacio being the lone finalist so far in 18-under girls division, as of 4 p.m. Sunday.

Hong Kong winner Mosqueda leads Powerade Challenge tilt

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 12:29 a.m.

FRESH from his victory abroad, Dave Sebastian Mosqueda leads a total of 137 age-group netters partaking in the Powerade Tennis Challenge 2014, which formally opened Friday at the Nazareth Lawn Tennis Club in Barangay Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City.

Tournament organizer Mario Inguito Craiz said Mosqueda’s presence alongside fellow seeded Audan Aaron Paduganan guarantees a high-wire action in the premier 18-under boys category.

Impressive Acaylar, Martinez team start

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:52 a.m.

BALLPALS’ reigning 3-point king `Baby James’ Abucejo had his monstrous debut got spoiled on Sunday by West Point’s thrilling 101-96 conquest of Mexico in the pre-fiesta Ballpals inter-color basketball tourney at brgy. 24’s covered court here.

The sweet-shooting Abucejo, who erupted for 30 points laced with five 3-pointers, saw his team crumbled in the last four minutes of play in the face of West Point’s blistering rally spearheaded by the do-it-all Dan Martinez.

SMS spikers shock host Corpus Christi in city district meet

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 11:50 p.m.

ST. MARY'S School spikers, coming to the game with lots of confidence, zeroed in on host Corpus Christi with a stunning two-straight sets victory in secondary girls’ volleyball of the 2014 Cagayan de Oro City District Meet, which started on Saturday at Corpus Christi ground in Barangay Macasandig.

It’s the local Department of Education's first ever installment of the district meet, involving the private schools. And it was the first encounter of the SMS Fiat and CCS Knights, arguably two of the best volleyball girls teams in the city alongside Xavier University Lady Junior Crusaders.

Ala–Cobra slugfest in Oro on Saturday

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 12:21 a.m.

UNDEFEATED Mark “Machete” Bernaldez of Butuan City headlines the Ala-Cobra Tunay na Lakas Boxing Tour, which takes centerstage Saturday at 6 p.m. in Barangay Lapasan's covered court in Cagayan de Oro.

Bernaldez, who won all of his 13 professional bouts, will share the ring with Ryan “The Street Fighter” Bongcawil of Malaybalay City, Bukidnon in the main tiff of the Cagayan de Oro pre-fiesta boxing extravaganza.

SMA volleybelles remain unbeaten

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 01:18 a.m.

ST. MARY’S School Fiat, anchored by the fivesome of Erika Raagas, Kaye Navarro, Abbe San Juan, Angela Compledo and Kiara Cruz, is poised to defend its Cosaa Meet’s volleyball crown after a solid performance in the elimination round.

The SMA tossers of coach Rizalito Abut and assistant coach Ian Zapanta essayed a 2-0 spunking of Rosevale School last Sunday to remain unbeaten after five games in secondary girls’ volleyball action at Cubed’s (Capitol University Basic Education) volleyball court in brgy. Gusa.

Camicosi, CVL start finals series tonight

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 02:03 a.m.

TOP-SEEDED Camicosi and the resurgent CVL dispute the title of the 2014 Cagayan de Oro Mason Inter-Lodge basketball starting tonight at Camp Evangelista gym in Barangay Patag.

The battle for third place between 7 CVL and Makahambus at 6 pm is also a best-of-3 series.

Cash-rich Barangay Tablon chessfest underway

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 12:53 a.m.

BARANGAY Tablon’s first ever chess tournament goes into full throttle at Tablon Elementary School in Cagayan de Oro City today, July 26.

‘Shout for Justice’ in Lagbas Memorial Cup

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 01:44 a.m.

FRIENDS of the late Roldan Lagbas will remember the former Cagayan de Oro College varsity standout-turned Misamis Oriental Provincial Board member by playing basketball games on July 26 in time of the local cage icon’s first death anniversary.

Cosaa Meet’s 10th season underway

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 12:19 a.m.

CAPITOL University plays host to this year’s 10th season of the Cagayan de Oro Schools Athletic Association (Cosaa) Meet, which formally opened in Cagayan de Oro in grandiose style at CU’s basketball gym on July 18.

“Last season kami man ang host and it was successful. Now, its CU’s turn to prove that they’re at par with Xavier University,” one XU coach told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro.

7 CVL, Makahambus near inter-lodge finals in Oro Mason hoopfest

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 12:14 a.m.

WILL there be Game 3?

Oro basketball community welcomes ‘gentle giant’ Polistico

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 01:13 a.m.

HE’S just one of the former PBA greats who either hail or have set foot in the City of Golden Friendship by chance or coincidence. But among the few of them, the 6-foot-7 behemoth Adriano “Dong” Polistico seemed to be the most endeared by the legions of basketball fans in Cagayan de Oro.

1st Tablon chess challenge stakes P50,000

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 01:12 a.m.

THE quiet barangay of Tablon, where the famed Nestle Philippines factory nestles, will hold its First Barangay Tablon Chess Team Open, Inter-Purok and Blitz Chess Tournament on July 25-27.

To be played at Tablon Elementary School, the three-day chessfest –serving as major highlight of Tablon’s 30th Barangay Day and Nutrition Month Celebration—offers close to P50,000 in total cash prizes for the lucky winners in the Open, Inter-Purok and Blitz categories.

Panabo bet lords it over in Carmen pre-fiesta chess fest

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 12:28 a.m.

DIFFERENTLY-abled Henry Roger Lopez of Panabo, Davao del Norte came, saw and conquered the pre-fiesta Carmen Open chess tournament concluded last Sunday in Cagayan de Oro.

Green CdeO sweeps 2014 Eagles hoopfest

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 02:07 a.m.

FOR the first time, the Green CdeO Eagles Club swept the 2014 Fraternal Order of Eagles in Cagayan de Oro Inter-Club basketball tournament concluded here on Sunday at Barangay Bulua gym.

Camicosi risks unbeaten slate in Oro Mason hoopfest

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 01:06 a.m.

FRONT-RUNNING Camicosi seeks for a fourth-straight win as it battles Macajalar in the resumption of the 2014 Cagayan de Oro Mason basketball tournament at Camp Evangelista gym in Barangay Patag tonight.

The Fiscal Alfonso Vicente-led CVL tried to bounce back from a 58-62 loss to Camicosi last Thursday when it tangles with 7 CVL in the 6 pm opener.

Mason’s 7 CVL in electrifying win

Friday, June 20, 2014 - 01:44 a.m.

BULL-STRONG Cass Navales on Tuesday took matters in his hand to lift 7 CVL in an electrifying overtime win over the hard-fighting CDO Eagles, 83-79 in the ongoing Cagayan de Oro Mason basketball tournament.

5th PFA caging underway at Macasandig gym

Friday, June 20, 2014 - 01:43 a.m.

BANCO de Oro, fresh from winning the interagency hoop fest at the expense of Metrobank, reinforced Team A’s Blue Thunder in the fifth edition of the Philippine Finance Association (PFA)-Cagayan de Oro Chapter basketball tournament which formally opened here at the Macasandig gym on Wednesday night, June 18.

Aside from BDO, the Blue Thunder also relied on Ramada, Middleland and PCCI dribblers in their campaign for this exciting event to be played four nights in two succeeding weekends.

Oro’s Maestrado, Abasolo share Class A’s top honors

Friday, June 20, 2014 - 01:43 a.m.

EASILY one of the best rapid players in the city, Jokorn “Alamid” Maestrado hanged tough in the upset-marred 2nd Congresswoman Juliette T. Uy and Mayor Julio T. Uy Open Chess Tournament.

Maestrado dodged the upset-axe that befell on National Masters Levi Mercado and Rustum Tolentino then edged fellow 6-pointer Silverio Abasolo in the Bucholz tiebreak to bring home the P5,000 top purse of the day-long tourney held in Villanueva town, Misamis Oriental on June 16, 2014.

Oro rugby team bags Shield Division trophy

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 10:15 p.m.

FOR the first time in the Philippine National Games Rugby 7 tournament, a rookie team from Cagayan de Oro which made its debut a national appearance won the Shield Division trophy during the competition in Manila held on April 25.

Tortal on a roll; Boloto gets back in Camiguin tennis tourney

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 01:30 a.m.

NOT even the picturesque environs of Camiguin Island could take the competitive fire of Rupert Ohrelle Tortal of Surigao City.

Revenge-seeking Tortal, Casiño lead winning cast

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 11:46 p.m.

IT SEEMS the Nazareth Lawn Tennis Club is destined a place to carve a perfect plot for revenge.

Gervacio sisters cheer up home fans in Ozamiz

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:09 a.m.

AS THE 2004 Cebuana Lhuillier Age-Group tennis tournament swings off today at the Nazareth Lawn Tennis Club in Cagayan de Oro, at least the Gervacio sisters defended turf in the Ozamiz leg of the Dunlop Sports-backed summer spectacle concluded last Thursday.

SMS-backed NMRAA now ready for Palaro

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:08 a.m.

IF ITS hardline stance in the ongoing 2014 Alaska Basketball Cup at Xavier University gym here is any indication then, Northern Mindanao is guaranteed to have a very competitive team in secondary basketball of this year’s Palarong Pambansa in Laguna.

The Palaro-bound NMRAA squad that competes in men’s 22-under bracket instead of the 17-under division showed too much class in its first three outings of the ABC organized by former PBA star Isabelo “Jojo” Lastimosa.

Cortes continues rampage in Cebuana-Lhuillier netfest

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 01:58 a.m.

LANAO Norte pride Brent Signmond Cortes proved that his recent exploit in Iligan City was no fluke.

Tolentino triumphs in Macabalan chessfest

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 12:41 a.m.

NATIONAL Master Rustum Tolentino continues to dominate the local chess front, winning the 2014 Barangay Macabalan Fiesta Open chess tournament.

Tolentino actually finished the 7-round Swiss System tourney in a tie with fellow 6-pointer Allan Cantonjos and Johnnel Balquin. But the former notched the championship trophy and the P5,000 top purse after the Bucholz tiebreaker.

Oro boys-powered FEU now back as UAAP chess kings

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 01:02 a.m.

CAGAYAN de Oro ace Lennon Hart Salgados returned to board one position and skippered the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws in regaining the men's crown of UAAP Season 76 chess tournament concluded last Sunday at De La Salle's Enrique Razon Sports Center in Metro Manila.

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