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.
“NALINGAW kaayo ang manan-away (The spectators were really entertained).”
WITH youth, teamwork and savvy on their side, virtually no one expected them to fail this time around.
Team Pimentel, after zooming up to the top in the elimination round, zeroed in on Vinnex Enterprise, 2-0 in their best-of-three finals, to win its first title in the 2014 Auto Planet basketball tournament concluded last Tuesday night at brgy. 24’s covered court here.
YOUNG basketball players of the UAAP-NCAA leagues in Manila are set to play a series of exhibition games here beginning on Sunday.
Local talents Kirk Gelogo and Sean Andrew Neri, who are now teammates with the Perpetual College, will lead the UAAP-NCAA’s 17-under team’s opening match on Sunday at 2 p.m. against a CDO Selection at Barangay Lapasan’s covered court.
WINNING is probably not on the top-most agenda of the PBA Legends reinforcing Team Trabaho of National Tesda Secretary Joel J. Villanueva.
Alvin “The Captain” Patrimonio and Kenneth Duremdes were both on the bench, casually watching Mayor Oscar S. Moreno’s Team Specialistas crawling back from behind in the fourth and final quarter to defeat the visiting PBA Legends, 138-133 on Thursday night at the Xavier University gym here.
NEWLY formed MUST team shocked pre-tournament favorite SPC Sharks, 82-80, even as the STI Olympians blasted Pilgrim Christian College on Wednesday night at Gusa covered court to remain unbeaten in the 2014 Oro Inter-Collegiate basketball championships.
MUST’s upset win over the wards of coach Reynolds Dangcal immediately caught the attention of local basketball followers.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BARANGAY Tablon’s first ever chess tournament goes into full throttle at Tablon Elementary School in Cagayan de Oro City today, July 26.
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.
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.