WINNING a whopping P2 million cash prize and a brand new Chevrolet Sonic car was more than 20-year-old Tessa Dianne Galendez could ever ask for.
All these she got for defeating veteran Nelia Santos, 58, in their best-of-three grand slam finals of the first SM Bowling Millonaire's Cup at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall activity center on Wednesday, Dec. 17.
AIBA World Women's Boxing Championship silver medalist Nesthy Alcayde Petecio, who is vacationing at her hometown in Sta. Cruz in Davao del Sur, will resume training on Jan. 6 in preparation for the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games set sometine in June in Singapore.
Petecio, who was a guest in last Thursday's Davao Sportwriters Association (DSA) Forum at the NCCC Mall Food Cove Hall, said she is returning back to Manila on Jan. 1.
UNIVERSITY of Mindanao thrower Ralph Glenn Panes, who helped Team Mindanao's bronze medal finish in men's 4X400 meter relay event of the 8th BIMP-Eaga Friendship Games in Labuan, Malaysia recently, will now start training as a dasher.
Panes, who competed against bigger and taller throwers at the Labuan Sports Complex, bared this during Thursday's Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at NCCC Mall Food Cove Hall.
THE hunt for a Rio Olympics 2016 berth continues as Filipino boxers Charly Suarez and Mark Anthony Barriga face separate opponents in the resumption of the Aiba Pro Boxing in two different countries today.
VETERANS Cris Betonio and Sky Sajili emerged class champions at the close of the SBC Bowler of the Year Tournament held recently at the Fairlanes Bowling Center.
Betonio garnered at total of 275 pinfalls in two games to rule class A over Nonoy Calida's 262 and Fritz Barros's 260. Calida and Barros placed second and third, respectively.
NEWLY-CROWNED Davao City medalists of the just-concluded 8th BIMP-Eaga Friendship Games in Labuan, Malaysia got a well-meaning advice from Aiba Women's World Boxing Championships 2014 silver medalist Nesthy Alcayde Petecio yesterday.
Tuban, Sta. Cruz in Davao del Sur native Petecio, who started her amateur boxing career in Davao City, shared her STDDD secret: "Sipag, tyaga, disiplina, determinasyon at dasal. Yan ang parating sinasabi ni coach Roel Velasco sa aming mga women boxers sa national team."
DAVAO City's mens beach volleyball team was elated by its sterling gold medal finish in the 8th Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Friendship Games held last December 6 to 10 in Labuan, Malaysia.
Davao City men's beach volley coach Abet Bernan, joined by players Calvin Sarte and Francis Caunga, bared this in yesterday's Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum held at the NCCC Mall Davao Food Cove Function Hall.
DAVAO City's track and field athletes were proud to don the country's colors during the 8th Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Friendship Games held last December 6 to 10 in Labuan, Malaysia.
This was bared by be-medaled long distance specialist Sonny Wagdos who guested along with April Rose Guiang, Mary Grace Lomingo, Glein Payac and Ralph Glenn Panes in the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the NCCC Mall Davao Food Cove Function Hall yesterday.
THE University of Mindanao (UM) extended its winning streak to five games after demolishing Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) in the women's basketball division, 79-45, in the resumption of the Davao City Collegiate League held at the University of the Immaculate of Conception (UIC)-Bajada campus over the weekend.
UM paced the women's division standings with a 5-0 perfect record, while AdDU suffered its third loss in five outings in the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP)-sanctioned cagefest.
SOME 1,000 runners are expected to join in the San Isidro Labrador Parish Church (SILPC) in Catalunan Grande-organized fun run event dubbed as "SILPC Family Day: Lakad Takbo Para kay San Isidro" that will hit the road in an out-and-back course from SM City Davao on December 27.
This was bared by Kenneth Sai of Vantage Sports Promotions in an e-mailed statement to Sun.Star Davao yesterday.
THE Hooligans Football Club (FC) emerged champion in the men's open division of the recently-concluded Davao Football Association (DFA) Christmas League Football Festival held at the Tiongko football field recently.
Hooligans FC demolished Philippine College of Technology (PCT)-Medvil, 3-1, via penalty shootout of their titular showdown. The latter placed second instead.
ALL systems go for the 2nd AFP-PNP Press Corps Christmas Bowling Tournament set at 1 p.m. of December 20 at the SM-Lanang Bowling Center.
Ben Jason Tesiorna, president of the AFP-PNP Press Corps in Southern Mindanao, said the activity aims to foster camaraderie and friendship among media practitioners covering the peace and order beat and the officers, women and men in the security sector.
RALPH Martin topped the recently-concluded 1st Davao Tenpin Bowlers Association (Datba) President's Cup bowling tournament held at the NCCC Mall Davao B3 center Monday evening.
Martin struck for a total of 2,089 pinfalls after 10 games to pocket the P15,000 champion's prize and a trophy. He bested Fernie Ballano and Datba president Ian Neil Ancheta who placed second and third, respectively.
IT'S all systems go for the staging of the 1st Manny Pacquiao Cup Rapid Chess Tournament that will unfurl on December 21 to 23 at the Robinsons Place Event Center, General Santos City.
Chief arbiter Alfred Moulic bared this in a Facebook message to Sun.Star Davao on Tuesday.
THE die is cast. Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario may now heave a sigh of relief, as the Province at last won the right to host the 2015 Palarong Pambansa on May 3 to 9.
Davao del Norte provincial sports coordinator Giovanni Gulanes, who placed a call to Sun.Star Davao on Tuesday, confirmed the text message he sent Monday evening.
BACOLOD CITY -- Davao City's Alfa dancesport team hauled one gold, five silvers and three bronzes at the close of the Philippine Sports Commission-Philippine Olympic Committee (PSC-POC) Batang Pinoy National Finals 2014 held at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center (Nompac) here.
BACOLOD CITY -- Davao City's Durian Arancillo rugby football team fell short of the gold and settled for the silver medal instead after bowing to Tuloy Foundation of Muntinlupa City, 2-3, in extra time of the just-concluded Philippine Olympic Committee-Philippine Sports Commission (POC-PSC) Batang Pinoy National Finals held at the University of St. La Salle (USLS) here over the weekend.
Clark Rugby Club of Pampanga City placed third to salvage the bronze while Durian Puyat of Davao City came and SOS Children's Village of Muntinlupa City finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
BACOLOD CITY -- Davao City lawn tennis player Lordrens Pacheco copped two gold medals in the 15-under boys singles and 15-under boys doubles events, respectively, at the close of the Philippine Sports Commission-Philippine Olympic Committee (PSC-POC) Batang Pinoy National Finals 2014 held at the University of St. La Salle court, Saturday afternoon.
Pacheco of Emar Human and Environmental College (Ehec) copped the 15-under boys singles title by besting his opponent from Baran in their titular showdown, 8-5.
NOW is also the time to redeem Manny Pacquiao and Philippine boxing against the trickery and blab of Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The legendary big mouth has finally spoken with his "Let's make the fight happen." And he also said he wants to dominate Pacquiao, the money, and even dictated on the date, he said should be May 2, 2015.
IT’S back to reality for the 51-member Davao City delegation, including 37 athletes and 11 coaches, that arrived here yesterday after bringing home a total of three gold medals, six silvers and four bronzes in the just-concluded 8th BIMP-Eaga Friendship Games in Labuan, Malaysia.
THE Davao City's 3 on 3 girls squad copped the gold medal in the women's division while the City's 3 on 3 boys team salvaged silver in the on-going Philippine Sports Commission-Philippine Olympic Committee (PSC-POC) Batang Pinoy National Finals 2014 held at the Bacolod Tay Tung High School here Friday afternoon.
DESPITE playing against the hometown favorites, the Davao City girls volleyball team bounced back from a first set loss and beat Negros Occidental in two straight sets to secure a bronze medal finish in the on-going Philippine Sports Commission-Philippine Olympic Committee (PSC-POC) Batang Pinoy National Finals held at the University of St. La Salle here yesterday.
DESPITE hopes of clinching the elusive gold medal, Davao City shuttlers Estarco Bacalso III and Arthur Samuel "Pingkoy" Salvado Jr. copped silver medals in the 15-under boys doubles event after succumbing to the pair from Malolos City, Bulacan during their championship showdown in the on-going Philippine Sports Commission-Philippine Olympic Committee (PSC-POC) Batang Pinoy National Finals held at the Pohang Badminton Court here yesterday.
THE Alfrego Builders Blue Team blanked Kimberly Store Gray Team, 2-0, in their best-of-three titular clash in the 2014 Hillside Sunday Basketball Club (HSBC) Christmas League held at the Hillside Subdivision in Davao City over the weekend.
BACOLOD CITY -- Fresh from bagging three gold medals after four events, Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) be-medaled swimmer Zoe Marie Hilario added one more gold medal to her personal medal tally for a total of four golds and one silver in the on-going Philippine Sports Commission-Philippine Olympic Committee (PSC-POC) Batang Pinoy National Finals 2014 held at the Panaad Sports and Leisure Park here.
BACOLOD CITY -- Roaring cheers and applause boomed inside the Bacolod Tay Tung High School as Davao City's boys and girls basketball squads booked similar finals berths in the on-going Philippine Sports Commission-Philippine Olympic Committee (PSC-POC) Batang Pinoy National Finals 2014 here.
KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia -- The 51-member Davao City delegates, who arrived here from competing in the 8th BIMP-Eaga Friendship Games in Labuan Thursday, went on a shopping rush for "pasalubongs" for their loved ones as they are set to arrive in Davao City today, Saturday.
BACOLOD CITY -- The Davao City men's 3 on 3 basketball squad scored three consecutive wins over their rivals in the ongoing Philippine Sports Commission-Philippine Olympic Committee (PSC-POC) Batang Pinoy National Finals held at the Bacolod Tay Tung High School here as off Thursday.
The Holy Child College of Davao (HCDC)-bannered city squad crushed Bacolod City team in their first game, 11-5, then hacked out a 16-15 win over Cebu City before securing a 21-15 win against Pasig City.
BACOLOD CITY -- Davao City athletes soared to a strong start after collecting four golds, two silvers and two bronzes in the ongoing Philippine Sports Commission-Philippine Olympic Committee (PSC-POC) Batang Pinoy National Finals held at the Panaad Sports and Leisure Park here.
Ateneo de Davao University's 11 year-old Zoe Marie Hilario lived up to her billing by hauling for a total of three golds in the 12 & under 400m freestyle, 100m freestyle and 400m individual medley (IM) swimming events.
LABUAN, Malaysia -- East Kalimantan in Indonesia will host the 9th BIMP-Eaga Friendship Games in 2016, bared Labuan Corporation chair Datuk Rozman Datuk Haji Isli during the closing ceremony at the Labuan Corporation Multi-Purpose Hall Wednesday evening.
Isli, also a member of the Malaysia Parliament, and Malaysia Minister of Youth and Sport Khairy Jamaluddin led the turnover rites with the East Kalimantan chef de mission.