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SRIA regains Visayas SBP-Passerelle crown

ST. ROBERT’S International Academy (SRIA) Panda Rockets was crowned champion of the 2018 SBP-Passerelle division at the Bacolod Tay Tung High School covered gym on Nov. 4. It was a double celebration for the team as head coach John Guanco also marked his birthday that week. Led by Gwyn Miles Pendon, Kent John Parrenas and […] The post SRIA regains Visayas SBP-Passerelle crown appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianNov 7th, 2018

St. Robert’s, Hua Siong gear up for regional tilts

THE basketball teams of St. Robert’s International Academy (SRIA) and Hua Siong College of Iloilo (HSCI) are deep in preparations for the Regional Finals of the 2018 Milo Best Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP) – Passerelle Twin Tournament in Bacolod City. The John Guanco-mentored SRIA Panda Rockets will represent Iloilo in the Passerelle Division […] The post St. Robert’s, Hua Siong gear up for regional tilts appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

MILO LITTLE OLYMPICS VISAYAS: Negrenses retain volley title, break swimming records

THE Negros Occidental delegates made waves in volleyball and swimming in the 2018 Milo Little Olympics Visayas Regional Finals in Cebu City on Sept 2, 2018. True to its promise, Bacolod Tay Tung High School (BTTHS) was in good form as they successfully defended their volleyball crown at the expense of University of San Jose-Recoletos […] The post MILO LITTLE OLYMPICS VISAYAS: Negrenses retain volley title, break swimming records appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

It’s a sweet 18th for UC in Milo 2018

SIX years after the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters 17-year reign in the secondary division of the 2018 Milo Little Olympics Visayas Regional Finals ended, they are back on top. But this time, UC did not only regain the secondary crown but also ruled the elementary division for the first time, becoming the second school… link: It’s a sweet 18th for UC in Milo 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Austria says Ginebra on track to becoming a PBA powerhouse

San Miguel Beer head coach Leo Austria suggested that it was only a matter of time until Barangay Ginebra regains its edge as perennial contenders to the crown in the league, and until they challenge the reign of the Beermen......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Cebuano Batang Gilas player Steve Nash Enriquez joins NU

Nazareth School of National University is not yet done further stocking up on its already loaded arsenal. Just a week after getting the commitment of Bacolod’s Harold Alarcon, the Bullpups are welcoming another Visayan star in Steve Nash Enriquez from University of Visayas. Enriquez, all 5-foot-7 of him, wowed just about everybody in the Elite 60 Development Camp in early May. There, he showcased the skills of a playmaking point guard. As such, he was recognized as the training program’s Best Camper and was named to the Batang Gilas pool, alongside Alarcon and Filipino-Australian Royce Mantua. Now, Enriquez and Alarcon will also be teammates for an NU side that is heading into the UAAP Juniors season as the heavy favorites to reclaim the crown it last wore in 2016. They will be beefing up a roster that already includes now longest-tenured player Terrence Fortea and incoming studs Gerry Abadiano and Carl Tamayo --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

CV seniors defend champs crown wins 4th straight, 7th PRISAA title

    TAGBILARAN CITY, May 4 (PIA)—Boosted by the home crowd and playing the home court advantage to the hilt, Team Region VII (Central Visayas) grabbed a total of 261 medals to carve its fourth straight seniors (18-24 years old) division championship title in the National Games of the Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) this […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsMay 5th, 2018

WVPRISAA snatches title in women’s volleyball

WESTERN Visayas Private Schools Athletic Association (WVPRISAA) defeated Region 4-A (Calabarzon) in four sets to grab the tertiary women’s volleyball crown of the 2018 National PRISAA in Tagbilaran City, Bohol on April 27, 2018. Represented by Central Philippine University (CPU) Golden Lions, the team scored an easy victory in the first set, 25-17. But Southern […] The post WVPRISAA snatches title in women’s volleyball appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

UAAP Volleyball: Bernadeth Pons: Probinsyana with a Superstar Soul

In a time where gadgets have pretty much taken over the lives of majority of the world’s population, Bernadeth Pons prefers to keep things simple. Instead of swiping her phone for the latest news on Twitter or organizing her feed on Instagram, FEU’s Team Captain and graduate of Financial Management would rather spend time inside the athlete’s dormitory to sleep. While that sounds boring, the 21-year old Pons reasons that she needs all the energy she can get to complete her Master’s degree in Business Administration and perform at the highest level in her final season in the UAAP. The 5’7” open spiker is currently the fourth best scorer in the league averaging 15.2 points per match. She is also ranked third in both digging and receiving. Because of her all-around brilliance, there is a fairly good amount of fans on social media who have been campaigning for Pons to be named MVP of Season 80. But, of course, Pons is oblivious to that. In fact, she didn’t even know that she was included in the 34-player wish list of new National Team Head Coach Ramil de Jesus. It took a text message from her younger sister, Melody, who lives in their hometown of Talisay, Negros Occidental for Pons to learn about the development. “Ha? Saan galing yan?” was her honest reply. To Pons, playing for the national team goes beyond her wildest dreams. And while she feels very much honored to have her name considered for a spot, Pons says her current focus is with FEU. After all, it was the school that provided her with a means to fulfill her goals and make her parents proud. From Softball to Volleyball Pons was born in Malolos, Bulacan where her father, Roberto and mother, Maryjen met. A year after her birth, the family moved to Talisay where Roberto started playing baseball recreationally. When his eldest daughter grew big enough to play, she also took a liking to the sport. Pons would even join the boys play catch during her elementary days at Efigenio-Enrica Lizares Memorial School. Unfortunately, there was no softball team for Pons to try-out for. That’s when her classmate, Allen Joy Esponilia invited her to try-out for the volleyball team. “Nung una, sobrang hirap kasi wala talaga akong alam eh. Kahit dig, dig lang, kung saan-saan pumupunta. Nahihiya ako sa ka-partner ko kasi syempre, alam na niya yung basics ng volleyball. Naiiyak na nga ako kasi palagi nalang tumatalsik,” recalled Pons, who was 10 years old at the time. But, the challenge of excelling at a sport where she had no background in challenged the young Pons. Eventually, she learned how to dig up powerful spikes and became a libero. In the fifth grade, she experienced her first major competition by participating in the Palarong Pambansa held in Palawan and representing Region 6 – Western Visayas where she teamed up with Kim Gequillana and Ayel Estraňero. It was the first of five Palarong Pambansa events she would participate in. In those competitions, Pons played against numerous future UAAP stars like Jia Morado, Desiree Cheng, Majoy Baron, Jhoana Maraguinot and a powerhouse Region 7 – Central Visayas squad that featured Sisi Rondina, Dimdim Pacres, Rica Rivera and CJ Saga. Leap of Faith As she got older, Pons began developing her spiking prowess and caught the eye of the legendary Roger Gorayeb, who wanted to bring her to San Sebastian College-Recoletos. But, she was reluctant to leave home. “Wala akong idea about life dito sa Manila. So, hindi ko alam kung tutuloy ba ako or hindi. Dumating sa point na nag-decide kami ng Papa ko na doon nalang sa amin ako mag college,” explained Pons. During her final year in high school in 2013, then FEU Head Coach Shaq delos Santos went to the Regional Meet in Roxas City, Capiz to recruit the reluctant Pons. Delos Santos was persistent in convincing her to come and be a part of his plan to revive the volleyball program of the university. The free education, food and accessibility to the training facilities finally convinced Pons to take a leap of faith.   “Naisip ko, pag doon ako sa probinsya, mamamasahe ako every day, mabigat din sa parents ko. So, yun talaga yung sabi ko, ‘O-oo na ako’. Nag-decide ako na mag go-go na ako sa Maynila,” recalled Pons. For someone who never imagined leaving her hometown, Pons didn’t have any trouble making her mark in the UAAP as she immediately led the Lady Tamaraws in scoring (11.8 points per match) as a rookie. She would become FEU’s leading scorer in each of her UAAP stints which includes Final Four appearances in the past three seasons. Last Stretch Now that Pons is approaching the last stretch of her collegiate career and with FEU in a good position to attain a twice-to-beat advantage in the post-season for the first time since 2009, she is more focused than ever on the task at hand. Should the Lady Tamaraws beat NU in their last elimination round game on Sunday and if Ateneo loses to La Salle, FEU will enter the Final Four as the number two ranked team. But, Pons knows it won’t be easy as the Lady Bulldogs will be out for redemption. “Kami kasi yung unang tumalo sa kanila sa first round. So, palagi namin rine-remind yung bawat isa na yung NU, pipilitin nilang bumawi sa atin. Tapos sila, nothing to lose kasi kahit ano mangyari, number four na sila. Eh tayo, may hinahabol tayo na number two. Hindi puwedeng magpabaya tayo kasi NU pa rin yan. Lalaban at lalaban yan,” shared Pons. It’s been a decade since FEU last won the UAAP Women’s Volleyball title. While Pons has already achieved her initial goal of earning a college degree, she still has that burning desire to give back to the school that gave her the opportunity to help her family and leave a lasting legacy in the process. “Gusto ko maalala nila ako bilang isa sa mga nakapagbalik ng crown sa FEU. Sobrang tagal nang nawala ang FEU sa championship. Yun yung gusto namin ibalik ulit,” declared Pons. All Pons ever wanted was to ease the burden on her parents by graduating from school. The game of volleyball has given her a means to accomplish that and so much more. She’s become one of the UAAP’s brightest stars and may wear the colors of the Philippine flag one day. But, no matter what happens, she will always be that same humble girl from Talisay, inspiring countless others like her to be brave and go for great. Catch Bernadeth Pons and the FEU Tamaraws take on the NU Bulldogs on April 15, Sunday, 12 noon LIVE on S+A, S+A HD, Liga, Liga HD and via livestream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

Madness in MOA as NBTC gears up for 11th season

Madness is about to take place at the Mall of Asia Arena. As the National Basketball Training Center gears up for an 11th season, a new format has been installed for its national championships slated for March 18-23. Patterned after the US NCAA Tournament, this year's NBTC will host 32 teams, comprised of the very best high schools teams in the country as well as select teams from overseas, particularly AusPinoy (Australia), Durham Crossover (Canada), Camp David (New Zealand), and FilAm Sports (United States). The Philippines is also well represented as the seeded teams are led by UAAP Juniors champion Ateneo de Manila, NCAA Juniors champion La Salle Greenhills, University of Visayas, winners of CESAFI, and MBBL champion Chiang Kai Shek. "We started from three cities, ngayon nasa 80 na kami. From what I gathered, by next year nasa 100 na kami," SM-NBTC founder Eric Altamirano said. With NBTC expanding, the the tournament pattern, inspired by that of the US NCAA makes sense. This is where the very best high school teams settle the score to crown one true national champion. "Every year that we have been organizing the tournament, we have refined it to what it is now, a premier showcase for high school basketball," Coach E said. "It has also become a springboard for Fil-foreign teams to showcase their players who might want to study in the Philippines or play for various national teams," Altamirano added. Madness will start on March 18 with the seeding round to be followed by the Round of 32 for Division 1 the following day. On March 20, the Round of 16 for both Division 1 and Division 2 will start while March 21 will be for the Elite 8 and the NBTC 3x3 joust. March 22 is the Final 4 and March 23 will be the culmination of it all, with the Finals and the highly-anticipated NBTC All-Star Game. As it stands, the Blue Eaglets are seeded no. 1 while La Salle Greenhills is no. 2 followed by Chiang Kai Shek and UV. Nazareth School of National University complete the top-5 seeds in Division 1. Catch the livestream of the 2018 NBTC All-Stars Division 2 at 9 am, the All-Star Division 1 at 12 noon, the Division 2  Finals at  2 pm and the Divsion 1 Finals at 4 pm on March 23, Friday. The games will air on a delayed basis on March 27, Tuesday and March 28, Wednesday at 2 pm and 4 pm on S+A and S+A HD. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Canlubang regains PAL crown - Malaya

Canlubang regains PAL crown - Malaya.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

San Beda defends PCCL crown vs Ateneo, DLSU, five others

After getting extra time for preparation, San Beda College is all set to defend its crown in the Philippine Collegiate Champions League. The NCAA titlists will be pitted against rival Lyceum of the Philippines University, UAAP king Ateneo de Manila University and runner-up De La Salle University, and CESAFI champion University of Visayas in the revived tournament tipping off on Thursday at Pasig’s Ynares Sports Arena. Southern Luzon’s top team Naga College Foundation, Mindanao leader Holy Trinity College, and NCR qualifier San Sebastian College-Recoletos will also be there to take a stand. The PCCL was last held in late 2015 before taking a two-year hiatus. Then, the Red Lions won it all. Due to unforeseen circumstances, however, they shared the crown with a “co-champion” in Far Eastern University. Now, the league is back and better than ever as it refocuses on its vision. “The PCCL wants to provide recognition to school teams in the provinces and to give opportunities for local talents to be exposed on the national stage,” chairman Rey Gamboa said. The tournament’s Elite Eight has been divided into Group A (Ateneo, LPU, NCF, and UV) and Group B (DLSU, Holy Trinity, San Beda, San Sebastian). The two groups will duke it out in crossover contests. The top four teams from there will move on to the one-game semifinals and then the one-game championship round. A matchup between DLSU and Holy Trinity kicks off the 2018 PCCL Elite Eight at 1:00 PM which will be followed by a showdown between San Beda and Baste at 3:00 PM and then a clash between Ateneo and NCF at 5:00 PM. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Bacolod Tay Tung wins regional volleyball title

VOLLEYBELLES from Bacolod Tay Tung High School (BTTHS) Thunderbolts opened the year on a high note as they outsmarted perennial rival Central Philippine University (CPU) Golden Lions, 3-1, to capture the 2018 Akari National High School Championship Visayas crown before a huge crowd at the Ateneo de Iloilo (AdI) covered gym, Jan. 21. Tay Tung’s […] The post Bacolod Tay Tung wins regional volleyball title appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

La Salle Greenhills completes 3-peat in SBP-Passerelle

MANILA, Philippines — La Salle Greenhills demolished Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (Visayas), 66-51, to rule the SBP-Passerelle national finals for the.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

Cebu champ Baby Lancers join PSSBC

MANILA, Philippines — After regaining their CESAFI crown in grand fashion, the University of Visayas Baby Lancers are bringing their act to a bigger stage......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

NU rules 18-Under volleyball tournament

Nazareth School of National U recovered strong from a second set defeat by dominating the next two as it walloped De La Salle Lipa, 25-23, 24-26, 25-14, 25-12, to capture the first 18-and-under Rebisco Volleyball League crown at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Laguna late Sunday. Stung by their only set loss in the entire tournament, the NSNU girls showed their true might in the next two, banging in hits virtually from all angles while foiling their rivals’ attacks with solid net defense and superb court coverage. Faith Nisperos lived up to her billing, leading NSNU’s offense with crisp attacks while ace setter Joyme Cagande kept the team’s offense going all throughout as the Lady Bullpups completed their domination of the week-long event. On its way to the championship, NSNU swept the Pool A elims, including title contender Hope Christian High School, then ripped host Holy Rosary College, also in three, in the crossover semifinals of the event, which drew 12 of the top high school squads in the NCR, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Nisperos also went on to bag the MVP honors with teammates Ivy Lacsina and Alyssa Solomon copping the first Best Middle Blocker and first Best Outside Attacker trophies. Other awardees were HCS’s Ethan Arce (second Best Middle Blocker), and De La Salle-Lipa’s Mary Bautista (second Best Outside Attacker), Alleiah Malaluan (Best Opposite Attacker), Janel Maraguinot (Best Setter), and Reign Lumbera (Best Libero). Meanwhile, HRC wore down HCHS in a thrilling five-setter, carving out a 14-25, 25-22, 25-27, 25-19, 20-18 decision to clinch third place honors. Trisha Mae Genesis atoned for a couple of lackluster games with a 28-hit explosion, including a left-handed drop shot that clinched the hard-earned victory for the host squad......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 27th, 2017

2017 BATANG PINOY VISAYAS LEG: Tay Tung capture girls’ volleyball crown

THE secondary girls’ volleyball team of Tay Tung High School clinched the crown in the recent 2017 Batang Pinoy Visayas Leg after beating St. John’s Institute, 25-11, 25-8, in the finals at the Lamberto Macias Sports Complex in Dumaguete City, Nov. 17. Bannered by veteran players Shane Carmona, Annikha Cabasac and Kiesha Bedonia, the Tay […] The post 2017 BATANG PINOY VISAYAS LEG: Tay Tung capture girls’ volleyball crown appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 20th, 2017

LSGH, San Beda share SBP-Passerelle NCR honors

MANILA, Philippines — La Salle Greenhills routed De La Salle-Zobel, 50-22, to nail the SBP crown for the third straight year while San Beda survived Nazareth.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

Mariners reach UA 3x3 finals berth

MANILA, Philippines -  University of Cebu nipped University of Visayas, 15-14, at the City Sports Club, Ayala Center last Sunday to snare the Cebu leg crown.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

University of the Visayas wins SBP-Passerelle Sportsmanship Award

University of the Visayas wins SBP-Passerelle Sportsmanship Award.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 7th, 2017

60 entries dispute derby crown

MANILA, Philippines - Sixty participants from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao dispute the championship in the 50M Barkadahan Digmaan 11-stag derby today at the P.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 15th, 2016