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Mayor’s Cup Age Group Swimfest Slated Jan.27

A hundred tankers from across the province are expected to converge at the Laura Beach Resort in Cadiz City on January 27 for the staging of the 4th Mayor’s Cup Age Group Swimfest 2018.

Hosted by the Cadiz Whales Swimming Club, the event is part of the City’s Annual Dinagsa Festival celebration.

Among the age-group categories to be competed are the 7-8 years old, 9-10 years old, 11-12 years old, 13-14 years old, and 15 years old and over.

Sabillo Trains for Heno in Hometown Bout

Toboso-hailed and reigning Asian Boxing Federation lightweight champion Merlito ‘Tiger’ Sabillo (27, 13KOs-4-1) is on tough training ahead of the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) light flyweight title fight on February 17 against defending champion Edward Heno (11, 5KOs-0-5).

Sabillo said that he won’t take Heno lightly. “I take my training seriously. I won’t rely on the hometown advantage because my opponent [Heno] is undefeated. But, I will do my very best to deliver a good fight,” said the former WBO world minimumweight champion.

AA Electrical, Akasya Secure D-League Semis Slot

After several game suspensions due to the absence of playing venue, AA Electrical-Orange and Akasya finally secured initial semi-finals berth after beating their respective opponents in the ongoing D-League Basketball Tournament at the STI-WNU gym.

Janjan Bejemino fired 7 points in the opening quarter to anchor AA Electrical in a 15-11 lead as George delos Reyes added 4 points while Parker Deles powered BAPRO with 5 points.

SCIHS Downs BTTHS to Win Dinagyang Caging Crown

Santa Clarita International High School (SCIHS) Primes survived over Bacolod Tay Tung High School (BTTHS) Thunderbolts, 94-90 to capture the Dinagyang Mayor’s Cup Battle of the Champions title yesterday at the Ledesco Gym of Hua Siong College of Iloilo.

Primes dominated Thunderbolts from start to finish behind Ralph Bajon, Marvin Cuerbo and Franc Steven Tono.

Bajon was named as the Finals MVP and part of the mythical team alongside teammate Cuerbo, Thunderbolts’ Harold Alarcon, Mark Nonoy of Hua Siong College of lloilo and Andre Chua of Sacred Heart-Ateneo de Cebu.

Ceres FC Goes to Myanmar for AFC Champions League Qualifiers

The Ceres Negros FC left Philippines for Myanmar yesterday afternoon for the 2018 AFC Champions League Qualifiers against the home squad of Shan United FC today, 5:30PM (Philippine time) at the Thuwunna Stadium.

Despite having a short preparation for this match, team manager James Dinsay said that the management has huge faith in them that they may able to deliver the stuff expected from them. He further added that the club will support them in this quest.