BAGUIO City National High School (BCNHS) volleyball squads disposed their separate rivals to win the first Baguio Inter-Secondary Volleyball Tournament at the University of the Cordilleras Gymnasium Sunday afternoon.
BCNHS was virtually unchallenged in the boys' division beating Saint Louis School of Sablan and the University of the Cordilleras (UC) Laboratory High School to claim the championship crown while the BCNHS team B won it in the distaff side.
Saint Louis Sablan won the runner-up honors in the boys division while UC-Lab took the third place honors.
Team BCNHS-B repeated the feat over Benguet National High School to win the championship crown in the girls division.
BCNHS-B, made short work of its Benguet counterpart to earn a three set victory, 25-11, 25-12, 25-14 in front of City High supporters at the jam-packed UC gym.
The Governor Packed-based lady spikers were never threatened right from the start of the ball game annexing their status as one of the region's best high school volleyball teams.
Christian Legacy Academy copped the third place plum while BCNHS-A and Phases Learning Center settled for fourth and fifth place over-all.
Organized by the UC Athletic Department in cooperation with the UC Jaguars volleyball team and the Philippine Volleyball Federation-Cordillera chapter, the tournament aims to promote volleyball in the grass root level at the same time look for future volleyball players as possible candidate for the national squad.
"This is also are way of saying thank you to the community for their undying support of our many programs, which the school has been implementing," said UC athletic director and UC volleyball coach Yul Benosa.
Benosa said the tournament will be good exposure for secondary teams in the region considering the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association is set to unfold in February.
This is also part of the Philippine Volleyball Federation's thrust to seek potential national training pool members in both men and women teams where they will get the proper training and gain international exposure. (Roderick Osis)