LOCAL basketball standout Jeff Flores of Xavier University Senior Crusaders suffers a career-threatening knee injury.
Beginning on Sunday (December 221), a two-day "Game For Cause," of which proceeds will go to the ACL operation of the small but fiery guard Flores, gets underway at the Xavier University gym in Cagayan de Oro City at 6 p.m.
MAKING up for its unsuccessful bid in volleyball, Team CdeO vents its ire in other ballgame competition hosted by the booming town of Tagoloan in the 2014 Northern Mindanao Regional Athletic Association (NMRAA) Meet.
And a sweep in basketball virtually ensures Cagayan de Oro’s sustained dominance in the annual Palarong Pampook also normally dominated by the CdeO bets in other events such as boxing, baseball, softball, lawn tennis, gymnastics, taekwondo, badminton and chess.
TANGUB and Iligan teams would have been the hands-down picks to rule the ongoing 2014 Northern Mindanao Regional Athletic Association (NMRAA) Meet here if the centerpiece event in swimming will “only be considered” as the basis to determine the overall champions.
“Pero daghan paman nga events ang maka-contribute og points nga puwede ma-offset ang ilang (Tangub and Iligan) advantage sa swimming,” said Eric Miguel, sports coordinator of Corpus Christi School in Barangay Macasandig that consistently supplies a horde of talents in many events for COAA’s (Cagayan de Oro Athletic Association) cause in the annual Palarong Pampook.
THERE are just some Palaro events that perennial regional meet champion Cagayan de Oro can hardly dominate despite its natural abundance of talents. And one can always consider chess and volleyball among the few of them.
Both competitions now underway in the Western side of host Misamis Oriental province, chess and volleyball are giving Team CdeO some headaches even just the opening day action of the 2014 Northern Mindanao Regional Athletic Association (NMRAA) Meet.
NORTHERN Mindanao starts its selection process Tuesday, December 16, for the NMRAA’s best athletes to the 2015 Palarong Pambansa.
TIRED of losing three games in a row, Dyno Sy finally learned how to pass.
IS HE a class B or a class A player?
Whatever, Balingasag-based Paciano Gulle declined an early offer to play for another team.
“LET’S give them war,” shooting guard Marvin Neri had this warning before the Blue Sharks’ semifinal win over the Red Dragons. And his competitive fire had similar sustained gush of destructive force in the finals of the 2014 Cagayan de Oro Bankers basketball tournament concluded here recently at the Nazareth gym.
THEY fell short of winning the titles in the ballgames. But basketball coach Arvin Martinez and volleyball mentor Angeliz Anoos were one in saying the performance of the Cagayan de Oro-based Xavier University (XU) athletes in the recently-held 2014 Jesuit Athletic Association (JAM) Meet in Naga City was quite laudable.
HOW exciting the finale of the 2014 Xavier University College Alumni Games can be gleaned from the fact that all games in basketball and volleyball championships were all decided in closely-fought battles on Wednesday night at the XU gym in Cagayan de Oro City.
After hitting his first 3-point basket of the night, CdeO’s own living legend Allan Enteria later decided to take the bench and focus on coaching as the College of Law, fronted by Fiscal Vicente and Atty. Pacuribot, crawled back from twin-digit deficit to force a 61-all deadlock.
HE’S always been regarded as a strong player.
An assessment Fr. Vic Arellano had just proven anew when he ruled the 1st Inter-Faith Chess Tournament concluded here last weekend at the City Tourism Hall.
SEMIFINAL round’s run away winners Yellow Wolverines and Blue Sharks dispute the 2014 Oro Bankers basketball crown tonight at the Nazareth gym in Cagayan de Oro City.
UNBEATEN Green CdeO Eagles look for a sweep of their elimination round assignments as they battle Team LIMAC tonight in the Inter-Company basketball tournament here at Cubed’s covered court in Barangay Gusa.
TEAM CDO 1, considered as one of the youngest teams competing in the ongoing Inter-Faith chess tourney, eventually surprised everyone that witnessed the team event’s culmination on Sunday at Cagayan de Oro’s City Tourism Hall.
CAGAYAN de Oro’s leading basketball clubs are bracing for their respective activities onward to a highly anticipated festive Christmas celebration.
As the resurgent Subokin is gearing for its regular quorum on Saturday at the Macasandig gym, Ballpals Club announces the crossover matches of its inter-color tourney tomorrow (November 29) in Barangay 24’s covered court, pitting Team Gaabucayan against Team Bakejones and Team Charlie opposite Team Paterno.
TEAMS Xavier University (XU) and CDO 1 shared the lead after three rounds of the 1st Inter-Faith Chess Tournament, which will resume in Saturday at the City Tourism Hall in Cagayan de Oro City.
CORPUS Christi School, Pilgrim Christi College (PCC) High School and Igpit Elementary School shared the spotlight in the just-concluded PVF (Philippine Volleyball Federation) Region 10 Inter-School V-League 2014 championships at St. Mary’s School in Barangay Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City.
NEWLY-MINTED Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) winner Jose Maria Pague of Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay stamped his class anew in the Isulan leg of the 2014 Cebuana Lhuillier Age-Group tennis tournament held November 21-24 at the Isulan Capitol Tennis Club in Sultan Kudarat.
CAGAYAN de Oro’s NBTC Inter-School basketball will open on December 7 with at least 16 schools invited to see action.
These include Corpus Christi, Sacred Heart of Jesus Montessori School, Xavier University High School, Angelicum, Pilgrim, Lourdes, Riverdale, St. Mary’s School, City High, Carmen NHS, Indahag NHS, Shekinah, Oro Christian, SPC and Merrychild.
XAVIER University gym management will have a hard time again dealing with a horde of PBA fans when Alaska Aces take on Global Port Batang Pier in Cagayan de Oro on Saturday afternoon.
“The venue is expected to be packed. Hopefully, the organizers will be selling tickets just enough for the crowd’s capacity,” said one local cage buff on one of the out-of-town games for the 2014-2015 Philippine Cup Conference of the Philippine Basketball Association.
CAGAYAN de Oro’s air-conditioned City Tourism Hall will play host to the 1st Inter-Faith Chess Tournament on November 22 and 29 to December 1 and 2 with cash prizes, trophies and medals awaiting the winners.
"SO FAR, so good."
AFTER winning Game One, the title-hungry Batch 1991 suddenly lost the St. Francis Xavier Cup to the 80’s All Star -- the painful way.
CEBUANA Lhuillier’s age-group talents in Mindanao immediately made an impact in the big city.
CAGAYAN de Oro’s Clyde Mari Casiño returned home from a triumphant finish in the 2014 Cebuana Lhuillier Age-Group Tennis Tournament in Molave, Zamboanga del Sur.
SPECTATORS had different odd descriptions to remember the Milo-sponsored basketball’s exciting finale on Sunday at Xavier University gym in Cagayan de Oro.
BUKIDNON runners Juniel Languido and Blendon Sandinao of Malaybalay City booked tickets to the national finals, as they sustained the landlocked province’s winning tradition in the Cagayan de Oro leg of the 38th National Milo Marathon on Sunday.
AFTER 15 years in waiting, Cagayan de Oro will be host again of the Milo Best twin tourney’s Mindanao Regional Finals.
Mindanao’s top elementary and high school teams will clash for berths in the national finals when the regional tournament of the 2014 Small Basketeers of the Philippines-Pasarelle championships unfold on Saturday morning at Xavier University gym.
NATIONAL Master Rustum Tolentino showed why he became national junior champion of the Shell Active Chess format with fast-pace time control.
WEST City Central coach Nazario Ubanan and his pupil Alrenz Dale Borres showed the way in the 2014 Keith Surplus Center chess tournament concluded at Deluxe Hotel and Restaurant in Cagayan de Oro City recently.