Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella acknowledged the Negros Occidental Private School Sports, Cultural and Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) athletes as winners already no matter what the results might be in the upcoming competitions of the said event.
"I would like to remind you that you are following the footsteps of champions," Mayor Puentevella stated in his inspirational message as guest speaker in opening program of the NOPSSCEA last September 13, 2013 at the La Salle Coliseum.
He cited that Bacolod owns the distinction of having four world champions in professional boxing.
He also mentioned several athletes who rose to fame from NOPSSCEA competitions like the Bacolod Ceres and La Salle Football Team, badminton player Nikki Servando and basketball stars Jeff Chan and James Yap who became champions and awardees on their own fields.
It’s a very tough weekend indeed for the Falcons as it tangle with University of St. La Salle on Saturday and Living Heritage Christian Academy next day at USLS-IS covered court.
The Falcons, NOPSSCEA defending champions, still reeling from 65-77 defeat from Silay City, will be the underdog against USLS at 4PM today and LHCA at 3PM tomorrow.
Undefeated in 4 games, LHCA is looking for its 5th straight while the Junior Stingers could improve its standing and its chance to the next round. Coach Richie Militante will be lucky to survive both as his wards are either injured or out of synch in this pre-NOPSSCEA offering.
With the return of Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) after two years of absence, Western Visayas Private Schools Athletic Association (WVPRISAA) is eyeing the national PRISAA overall titles in this year’s edition to be held in Lingayen, Pangasinan on February 10 to 16, 2013.
NOPSSCEA held the national PRISAA titles in 2005, 2006 and 2007 after its revival in 1991 in San Fernando, Pampanga; was suspended until 2002. It was revived in 2005 at Zamboanga City. Dagupan City hosted the event in 2006; Iloilo City in 2007.
The Negros Occidental Private School Sports, Cultural and Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) represented by University of St. La Salle-Ceres Football team reclaimed the football crown from arch-rival Iloilo PRISAA, 2-1 in the 2012 Western Visayas Private Schools Athletic Association (WVPRISAA) football tournament at the Cornelio Villareal football pitch Saturday morning.
Iloilo PRISAA represented Western Visayas for two years, although the Negrenses were the defending champion, but failed to represent due to a boycott in 2011 and suspension last April this year when the national PRISAA was held in Cebu City which was on a high spirit after striker Mark Anthony Sumabong found his mark in the 6th minute connecting from the unguarded right plank.
This was followed by several attempts on both sides and more from Negros but failed to find their marks.
ROXAS CITY, Capiz - Iloilo PRISAA and Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) shared top honors in the collegiate chess competition of the 2012 Western Visayas Private Schools Athletic Association (WVPRISAA) at the Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion here yesterday.
Iloilo took the men’s division and NOPSSCEA, the women side with both garnering a clean two points each going to the final round today. Whatever the outcome of today’s pairing, it will no longer affect the placing of the two contingents.
Area 8, the Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) nearly swept the division level, except the secondary boys of the taekwondo event, but also shrouded with controversy in the just ended 2012 Palarong Panlalawigan (Provincial Meet) at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium.
NOPSSCEA won the titles in both elementary boys’ and girls’ and secondary girls. Area 3 (Victorias, EB Magalona, Silay, Talisay and Murcia) clinched the title in secondary boys.
The elementary boys won their battle against their opponents’ sparring and kyorugi event. Gold medalist in the event was Carl Masbaño of St. John’s Institute in Group 2; silver medalists were Marcus Ernesto Hinojas of St. Benilde School in Group 3; and Edgardo Deriada of St. Scholastica’s Academy in Group 5.
Tropical storm Quinta prevented the Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) contingent to leave yesterday after an advisory of Signal No. 1 was raised and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) cancelled all the sea travels momentarily.
However, with the lowering of the weather signal, PCG ordered the resumption of all sea travels in the Visayas at 5am today (Thursday), December 27, 2012.
The NOPSSCEA contingent will be competing with other private schools in five other provinces, namely Antique, Aklan, host Capiz, Guimaras and Iloilo in the 2012 WVPRISAA at the Cornelio Villareal Sports Stadium in Roxas City, Capiz.
This year’s WVPRISAA will also include secondary level which includes sports events in basketball boys, volleyball and beach volleyball for girls (with special height of the players not less than 5’7"); athletics, swimming and chess.
But it was reported that NOPSSCEA secondary level may not join due to budgetary constraint.
The PRISAA fees were only taken as contributions by collegiate students and the secondary level was only contributing for NOPSSCEA.
Sports: 2012 Palarong Panlalawigan! Diesto Fastest Girl in Provincial Meet; Area 5 Still Up in the Elementary
Batang Pinoy and international athlete veteran Mary Anthony Diesto of AREA 8 (NOPSSCEA) and Johnly Ison of Area 7 (Bacolod City) already collected three gold medals each, but Area 5 continues to dominate in elementary division in the ongoing athletics competition of the 2012 Palarong Panlalawigan at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium.
Aside from collecting three gold medals, Diesto of Bacolod Tay Tung High School was the tournament fastest secondary girl topping the 100-meter clocking 12.37 seconds, while Christopher Lirazan of Area 7 (Bacolod City) was the fastest secondary boy winning the 100 meters in 10.88 seconds. It was Lirazan’s second gold medal after dominating the 400 meters (15.67 seconds) on Monday.
Area 5 and Area 8 were leading on the first day of athletic actions in the elementary and secondary levels even as 18 gold medals are at stake in today’s regular athletic actions, having 6 final events for the Special games in the 2012 Palarong Panlalawigan at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium.
One of the ongoing actions in the Palarong Panlalawigan 2012 at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium.*
Area 5 comprises the towns of Isabela, Hinigaran, Moises Padilla, La Castellana, Binalbagan and the city of Himamaylan collected three gold medals. Justin Romeo Artesano won the elementary boys’ 110 hurdles with a time of 19.70 seconds; Arnel Genega took the gold in elementary boys’ long jump in 5.13 meters distance and Rhealyn Flores won the elementary girls’ shot put in 8.45 meters.
Actually, AREA 5 has the most number of five (5) gold medals overall as against AREA 8 with three.
Thirty four gold medals are at stake at the start of swimming competition today at Panaad Swimming Pool.
Of these gold medals, two are from Special Games, while 32 in the regular swimming competitions.
The events to be contested today are elementary boys’ and girls’ 200 freestyle; secondary boys’ and girls’ 400 freestyle; elementary and secondary boys’ and girls’ 100 backstroke; elementary boys’ and girls’ 50 butterfly; secondary boys’ and girls’ 200 butterfly and elementary and secondary boys’ and girls’ 4 X 50 medley relay in the morning.