Deb Matthew Daclan and Jan Mickael Casaña will most-likely join the Philippine Juniors’ team to compete in the 2014 World Juniors’ Championship and World Cadet Championships in Taipei.
Vic Feria, Hanah Taekwondo gym head coach, said that Daclan and Casaña were among those selected during the evaluation held Tuesday in Manila.
"They are scheduled to return on January 9 for another evaluation process," Feria said. "And since they were picked during the evaluation, there is a high percentage that they will be included in the national team," he added.
St. John’s Institute (SJI)-A and Living Heritage Christian Academy (LHCA) led bracket "A" while Bacolod Tay Tung High School (BTTHS) is on top of group "B" two weeks after the opening of SeaOil-National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) Bacolod leg eliminations at Po Hang gym of BTTHS here.
The Blue Falcons (3-0) looked impressive with victories over Bacolod Christian College of Negros (BCCN), 92-75; SJI-B, 74-64 and Trinity Christian School (TCS), 84-62. LHCA of Taculing is just a spit away with 2-0 record following triumphs over TCS, 85-35 and BCCN, 93-25.
Defending champion West Negros University (1-0) is shadowing both with an emphatic 92-45 win over BCCN last November 30. NOPSSCEA champions Junior Mustangs of Coach Dennis Tumayan are favorite to overcome SJI-B under mentor Richie Militante at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 7.
Coach Dominic Chua’s Hua Ming boys and Joemarie Bayhon’s wards from LHCA will take solo leadership after its 9:30 a.m. encounter on Sunday, December 8 with the former ANOPSSAI champion slightly favored for its select team.
Former Philippine Volleyball Federation president, Atty. Jay Alano and Annie Ruiz, both of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will be the resource speakers on a 3-day training-workshop for coaches in all events slated December 5 to 7, 2013 at Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center (NOMPAC), Bacolod City.
The activity will end a day before the 2013 Provincial Meet commences, Romeo Sison, Provincial Department of Education (DepEd) Sports coordinator said.
Coaches of 21 different sports events will attend the training-workshop which serves as refreshers for them. Each district is allowed to send two participants, while secondary schools, not more than one for each event.
Basecom defeated Organic Solutions, 72-62, for its sixth straight win in Class B action, while AACI Transport survived undermanned Huminova Tigers, 87-84, in Class A division of the Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade, Inc., 2nd Conference Inter-Company Basketball Tournament at the Po Hang Gym.
Organic took the first quarter, 25-16 but went scoreless in the first five minutes of the second quarter as Basecom score 14 points with Keith Banzon ad Luigi Coo combined for 25 points to give Basecom the lead at the half, 43-34.
Both teams played on almost even terms in the second half as Basecom pulled out the win relying on their defense and fast break offense, although Organic outrebounded Basecom.
Coo paced Basecom with 18 point; Banzon added 15; Adonis Rosales scored 14; while Atty. Jubert Katalbas and Glenn Yee made 9 points apiece.
Five teams will be vying for the crown when the Ayala Basketball Club (ABC) 3rd Conference Tournament kicks off today at the Ayala Northpoint Clubhouse in Talisay City.
Defending champion Team A, of Brod Hojilla and Philip Abong, starts its campaign in retaining their title against Team B captained by their prolific scorer Tommy Andren and sharpshooter Gerard Benedicto.
In the second game, Team C bannered by Marvin Tan, Tony Agustin, and former MILO standout Mark Jomalesa goes up against Team E bankrolled by Dax Coscolluela and twin towers Chuckie and Derik Sibug.
Host Bago City, represented by the Ramon Torres National High School (RTNHS) Arnis Team, was crowned overall champion in the Area 4 Athletic Meet Arnis Competition last November 13-15, 2013 at the Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines (ABAP) Gym, Bago City with a 22-4 gold silver medal haul.
RTNHS Arnis Team with (seated from left) Trainor Wilson Alvarado and Coach Brian Martir during their participation in the 10th Bakbakan of Eskrimadors organized by GACS of Grandmaster Felix A. Guinabo last July 27, 2013 at the Atrium Area, Gaisano Grand Bacolod Mall.* (James U. Sy Jr./CMAS photo)
Gold medalists for Labanan Boys Secondary were Joram Paul Pangcobila, Jhunnie Rhey Pangcobila & Christian Reyes, and silver medalists were John Israel Ermeo & Clyde Jason Poral.
Gold medalists for Labanan Girls Secondary were Alhea Katryn Balboa, Leizl Matulac, Kyle Presente & Ma. Angelica Mae Sta. Ana, and silver medalist was Angel Joy Libres.
Gold medalists for Anyo Individual Boys Solo Baston were Joram Paul Pangcobila and Christian Reyes.
Gold medalists for Anyo Team Boys Solo Baston were Joram Paul Pangcobila, Jhunnie Rhey Pangcobila, and Christian Reyes.
All set for the young lady booters of Minuluan-Talisay City Football Club as they fly today for Manila and compete in the 18th Alaska Football Cup on December 7-8, 2013.
The Talisaynon’s U17 squad was supposedly scheduled to fly last month but was reset due to the super typhoon Yolanda.
The 13-man team will be competing for the U17 and Open Ladies divisions.
Consisting the Talisay City-based club are Hanah Martinez, Christine Duran, Chelo Marie Hodges, Irish Navaja, siblings Mikaela and Natasha de Asis, Mariel Eusebio, Thea Claire Concepcion, Ma. Isabelle Simone Yusay, Janna Lagman, Christine Miranda, Kristine Aguilar, and keeper Ivy Lopez.
Bacolod-hailed Donnie "Ahas" Nietes (32, 18KOs-1-4), reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) world light flyweight champion and Merlito "Tiger" Sabillo (23, 12KOs-0-1), defending WBO minimumweight titlist, once again proved that Bacolod is indeed the "City of Champions".
This was stressed by Bacolod City Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. yesterday, saying "what a way to open Christmas as they usher the spirit of hope and cheers to the Filipino people."
On his part, Bacolod City Councilor El Cid Familiaran said that Nietes and Sabillo’s victory is the pride and honor of the city and the province.
"Let it be known to the whole world that there exist a City of Bacolod and province of Negros Occidental for purposes of tourism attraction. And for both of them, is to work hard to follow the footsteps of boxing icon Manny Paquiao to gain fame, money and bring honor to the country. My congratulations!" Familiaran stressed.
Bacolod jins won two of the three gold medals, and a silver in the just-concluded 5th Milo Little Olympics National Finals held in Cebu City.
According to Vic Feria, Hanah Taekwondo gym head coach, that the 3 gold medals which the Visayan teams won is among the 8 gold at stake in the junior boys division – with Luzon winning the 5 others.
Bacoleño gold medalists are Deb Matthew Daclan (59-63 kgs) of Living Stone International School and Jason Lennard Locsin (45-48kgs) West Negros University, while the other Visayan medalist is Kristian Tagarao of Cebu.
The young lady booters of Minuluan-Talisay City Football Club finally got the nod to proceed for the 18th Alaska Football Cup on Friday, December 6 following its postponement last November 8 to Manila due to super typhoon Yolanda.
The Talisaynon’s girl’s U17 squad, bankrolled by Talisay City Mayor Eric Saratan, MTFC president Rafael "Juny" Lizares Jr., Mencho Lacson, and the parents, is set to compete for the U17 and Open Ladies divisions, which is scheduled December 7 and 8, respectively.