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.
WILL there be Game 3?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NOT even the picturesque environs of Camiguin Island could take the competitive fire of Rupert Ohrelle Tortal of Surigao City.
IT SEEMS the Nazareth Lawn Tennis Club is destined a place to carve a perfect plot for revenge.
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.
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.
LANAO Norte pride Brent Signmond Cortes proved that his recent exploit in Iligan City was no fluke.
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.
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.
CLASS A players in the locality relegated to mere spectators in the recent Camp Phillips tourney will have their full wits trading pieces in the 2014 Macabalan Fiesta Open Chess Tournament which gets underway today at the Macabalan National High School.
Tournament director Rolando Gomonit, who designated Fide National Arbiter (FNA) Lorenzo Cuizon and Leo Dinglasan to run the show, said close to P20,000 in total cash prizes will be up for grabs in the two-day event.
LADY luck continues to smile on veteran guard Totsie Daitol.
EXCITING basketball matches will enliven anew the Xavier University gym in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday.
This, as Cagayan de Oro’s finest in-school dribblers and their counterparts from Davao are set to show wares in the 2014 Sea Oil All Stars as usual follow-up to the just-concluded NBTC Mindanao 2 Division and NBTC Cagayan de Oro championships won by Malaybalay City’s Bethel Academy and Sacred Heart of Jesus Montessori School (SHJMS) last Sunday at same venue.
TEEMING with youthful talents, Ballpals Falcons and Ballpals Rattlesnakes are installed as the favorites to hurdle the Ballpals Playoff Tournament’s semifinal round on Sunday at Barangay 24’s covered court here.
The Falcons, built around STI senior varsity players, will face Ballpals Cobras of Ed Baculio and Bobby Diaz at 1 pm, followed by the equally exciting battle between Ballpals Rattlesnakes of Kuya Ulyssis Romulo and Ballpals Tigers of coach Jasper Paterno.
SACRED Heart of Jesus Montessori School proved that they’re still a force to reckon with, hammering out a thrilling 104-97 win over Xavier University High School in the 2014 Cagayan de Oro championship of the Sea Oil National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) League concluded on Sunday at the XU gym.
EXPECT a sizable crowd at the Xavier University gym here today as the prestigious Sea Oil CDO National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) tournament enters to its semifinal round.
IN A national amateur boxing tournament that started January 28 until February 1, boxers from Cagayan de Oro bagged eight medals, rendering them champions during the Batang Pinoy boxing tournament in Bacolod City.
DEFENDING champion Stronghold White Pythons forced a do-or-die tonight with the top-seeded FS Car Care Display Eagles in semifinal round of the Auto Planet-Dyno Cup basketball at Barangay 24’s covered court here.
FORMER PBA hotshot Ulysses “Buboy” Tanigue, who is suffering from “extreme anemia,” finally tasted victory in many tries with the Ballpals Wolves in a very unlikely manner.
AGE-group netters from as far as Lanao Norte and Cagayan de Oro came to compete in the just-held Cebuana Lhuillier-backed netfest in Valencia City, Bukidnon. And while some of them succeeded in bringing home the bacon, the homeground bets proved equal to the task for this year’s kick-off leg of the prestigious tourney is in full swing in Northern Mindanao.
LAST season’s Tabor Cup finalists Stronghold White Pythons and Dyno Green Tigers go to each other’s throat in the Auto Planet-Dyno Cup basketball’s knockout games tonight at brgy. 24’s covered court here.