Bacolod scoring ace leads Batang Gilas squad

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 01:43 p.m.

BACOLOD City's Samjosef Belangel, a high-scoring youth player now with Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eaglets, will be at the forefront of the Philippine basketball team that will compete in the SEABA Under-16 tournament to be held in Cagayan de Oro City next month.

Bacolod boxer losses OPBF title to Rufino

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 02:38 p.m.

BACOLOD City's Mark Gil Melligen (21-5-1, 12 KOs) failed to capture the vacant Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) featherweight title after a technical majority decision loss to veteran fighter Vinvin Rufino (37-16-3, 16 KOs) of the Elorde boxing stable on Wednesday night at the Manila Hotel.

44 football coaches finish NCCC today

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 02:37 p.m.

FORTY-FOUR football coaches across the province and Visayas region are set to finish the National Coaches Certificate Course (NCCC) at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City today.

Thirty teams to see action in three-day Loptta Open

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 03:15 p.m.

THIRTY table tennis teams, including 19 for the men’s events and 11 for the women’s matches, will see action in the Lopue's Open 2015 on March 27 to 29 in Bacolod City.

The annual tournament is organized by the Lopue's Table Tennis Association (Loptta) headed by its president Leonito "Diotay" Lopue. Matches will be held at Loptta Table Tennis Center, Lopue's San Sebastian Annex Building on Araneta-San Sebastian Streets.

Football coaching course ongoing at Panaad pitch

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 02:30 p.m.

THE National Coaching Course Certificate (NCCC) training is being held from March 24 to 29 at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City.

The NCCC, which seeks to further enhance the capabilities of coaches in Negros Occidental, is organized by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) in cooperation with the Ricky Yanson-led Negros Occidental Football Association (Nofa).

Bayawan, Guimaras, Panay to join 2105 Panaad games

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 02:28 p.m.

TWO weeks before the 2015 Panaad sa Negros Sportsfest set on April 12 to 18, more athletes coming from outside Negros Occidental have confirmed participation in various events.

Angel Verdeflor, provincial sports coordinator and executive assistant to Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., said several runners and boxers from Bayawan City, Negros Oriental; Guimaras; and Panay provinces have already communicated with the Provincial Sports Office for their participation.

Loptta 7th Nat’l Open slated March 27 to 29

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 02:27 p.m.

THE country’s top table tennis players are expected to flock in Bacolod City for the Lopue's 7th National Open Table Tennis Tournament on March 27 to 28.

The venue is the Loppta Training and Playing Center at Lopue’s San Sebastian Annex Building at Araneta-San Sebastian Streets.

Double check

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 04:50 p.m.

FOR the first time in (so many) years, a basketball tournament is being played at the Bacolod City Plaza. It took some eight years for the Monico Cup to finally stage its annual event at the heart of the city.

The timing is right. It is summer. Monico is the mayor. Younger brother Art is the chief of Office of Youth and Sports Development. Jack Marañon, the ever loyalist, is still the commissioner and in-charge of referees.

Ex-Lady Stinger Orendain shines for Foton in opener

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 04:49 p.m.

FORMER University of St. La Salle Lady Stinger Patty Orendain was superb over the weekend as she helped Foton Tornadoes sweep Cignal in the opener of the Philippine Super Liga All-Filipino Conference at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Foton dominated the first two sets 25-18 and 26-24 before stealing from behind, 25-23.

Brgy. 1, Cabug, Alijis win in 9th Mayor’s Cup opener

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 04:48 p.m.

BARANGAY 1, Cabug, and Alijis drew first blood with victory in the opening of 9th Mayor’s Cup 21-Under Inter-Barangay Basketball Tournament held Saturday at the Bacolod City public plaza.

Barangay 1 demolished Pahanocoy, 96-64; Cabug nipped Barangay 24 with a scary, 48-44 triumph; and Alijis escaped Barangay 12 with some stress, 42-38.

Be good sportsmen, Bacolod cagers told

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 01:50 p.m.

BACOLOD City Mayor Monico Puentevella reminded the participants of the 9th Mayor’s Cup Under 21 Inter-Barangay Basketball Tournament to be good sportsmen.

Sacrifice, focus, hardwork ‘keys’ to successful career

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 01:50 p.m.

RETIRED Alaska wingman and Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA coach Rodney Santos and Craig Brown, director of Basketball Operations for NBA Asia, stressed that sacrifice, focus and hardwork as the key factors to succeed in a basketball career.

SJI-led Select basketball squad gears up for 2015 nat’l Prisaa

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 01:42 p.m.

EIGHT Blue Falcons of St. John's Institute and seven additional members of the select Western Visayas junior basketball squad are set to compete in the National Prisaa games from April 11 to 16 in Iloilo City.

True age

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 01:24 p.m.

IMAGINE if all Bacolod City's barangays join the 9th staging of Monico Cup Under 21 basketball tournament which opens today.

Seven hundred twenty players (and voters) will most likely be scouted by college coaches and recruited for their basketball programs.

Mayor’s Cup 21U cagefest opens in Bacolod Saturday

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 02:52 p.m.

THIRTY-two teams will vie for basketball supremacy in the 2015 Mayor’s Cup Inter-Barangay 21-Under cagefest that opens tomorrow, March 21, at the Bacolod Public Plaza.

The teams will be grouped into four brackets. Bracket A will be composed of Barangay 1, Pahanocoy, Estefania, Singcang, Barangay 6, Sum-ag, Barangay 14 and Mandalagan while Bracket B will be made up of Barangays 40, 26, Taculing, Mansilingan and Barangays 29, 10 and 18.

PVF-PLDT players in Bacolod today

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 02:51 p.m.

PHILIPPINE Volleyball Federation-PLDT players will arrive today in Bacolod City on a side trip en route Iloilo for the clinic, demonstration and several exhibition games.

The national tour, brought by the PLDT Home Ultera Install Patrol, will present players in a meet-and-greet at the University of St. La Salle covered court from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by a courtesy visit with Mayor Monico Puentevella

Plaza seen as sports stars haven

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 02:50 p.m.

A PORTION of the Bacolod Public Plaza was turned into a basketball court which has drawn a number of enthusiasts. Aside from providing an avenue for recreation, the sport facility also served as avenue for camaraderie among the participants.

Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella said that as summer time is fast approaching, kids become restless and idle.

Negros Occidental to host AFC ‘C’ coaching course

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 11:23 a.m.

THE Asian Football Confederation “C” Coaching Course will be hosted by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) in Negros Occidental on April 16-29.

The training aims to further enhance the capabilities of Filipino football coaches. The “C” Coaching Course is one of the six courses offered by the PFF in various parts of the country starting from April to June.

Jr. NBA, WNBA clinic set at Ikthus

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 11:21 a.m.

A BASKETBALL clinic under the Jr. NBA and WNBA coaches will be held on March 21 at Ikthus Multi-Purpose Gym on Lacson St., Mandalagan, Bacolod City.

The clinic will be conducted with assistance from Tay Tung coach Tata Belangel, through the efforts of Roger Montalbo.

4 football players picked for Bahrain friendly

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 03:39 p.m.

CERES-La Salle FC top four mainstays were called up on Monday to join the Philippine men's football team for an international friendly against the national squad of Bahrain on March 30.

Fil-Spanish skipper and defender Juani Guirado, and Fil-German midfielders Manny Ott and Patrick Reichelt, and Fil-Swiss midfielder Martin Steuble were chosen to reinforce the Azkals in Manama, Bahrain.

Nietes off to Manila for further training

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 03:38 p.m.

WORLD Boxing Organization junior lightweight champion and Murcia-born Donnie "Ahas" Nietes flies to Manila today to train further for the Pinoy Pride 30: D-Day at the Araneta Coliseum March 28.

Lead trainer Edito Villamor said Nietes, who will make the sixth title defense of his light flyweight belt against Mexican Gilberto Parra, has been in training hard in Cebu for the fight.

Colt 45, Vitamilk in Bacolod caging finals

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 03:37 p.m.

TOP gun Colt 45 used a late run to stop Beer na Beer, 79-68, while number three Vitamilk Soya Drink dominated number two Rotary Club of Metro Bacolod, 77-62, in the Class B knockout semifinals of the 2015 Fil-Sino Asia Brewery Inc. Invitational Cup at Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Colt 45 and Vitamilk were playing for the championship as of press time as preliminary for the Class A finals of the same invitational.

Ceres-La Salle in ‘high morale’

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 02:00 p.m.

“THE team is in a high morale now. We’re very happy with the results of our games. The team aims to win all the games but, we will take it one game at a time.”

Thus, said reigning FA League champion Ceres-La Salle FC club director Ali Go after they survived Kaya FC on Saturday, 2-1 to stay as the only undefeated team in the premier division of the United Football League at the Rizal memorial Stadium.

Barangay 10 set to defend Monico Cup 21 Under title

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 01:59 p.m.

DEFENDING champion Barangay 10 is set to keep its title when the 9th Monico Cup 2015 Under 21 Inter-Barangay Basketball Tournament unfolds on March 21 at the Bacolod Arts, Youth and Sports (Bays) Center in downtown Bacolod.

Grouped in Bracket B with reigning runner-up Barangay 18, last year’s second runner-up, both willl be challenged by Barangay 19 which is lumped in Bracket D and Barangay Singcang in Bracket A.

Fil-Sino ‘A’ finals set tomorrow

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 04:33 p.m.

AX CURRENCY-Absolute Water and Asahi Super Dry lived up to its billing as the top two teams to clash for Class A titular showdown of the 2015 Fil-Sino Asia Brewery Inc. Invitational Cup Tuesday.

Game time is 8:30 p.m. at Msgr. John Liu Activity Center of St. John's Institute in Bacolod City.

STI-WNU gears up for National Prisaa, Palaro

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 01:04 p.m.

THE National Private Schools Athletic Association (Prisaa) Meet kicks off on April 9 to 18 in Iloilo City and STI-West Negros University athletes are already in deep preparation as they will don the Western Visayas colors for this national competition.

Chess head coach Jose Dante Albao said Friday that seven of STI-WNU student-athletes are in rigid training for the upcoming competition.

Nietes trains harder for March 28 fight

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 09:12 a.m.

LONGEST reigning Filipino world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes has been training hard at the ALA gym in Cebu as his March 28 fight nears in the Pinoy Pride 30: D-Day at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

The 32-year-old champion from Murcia, Negros Occidental will defend for the sixth time his World Boxing Organization light flyweight belt against Mexican challenger Gilberto Parra.

YBAC, IFCBA Elite split friendlies

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 09:12 a.m.

YOUR Basketball Athletic Club (YBAC) of Bacolod and Iloilo Filipino-Chinese Basketball Association (IFCBA) Elite Club split their goodwill games at the Po Hang gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School last weekend.

Host-YBAC demolished Robert Uy’s team, 88-58 in the 50-Up while the visitors tamed the Pandas, 97-66 in 40-Up category.

PFF-Festival of Football ‘a success’

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 09:11 a.m.

“THE recent Philippine Football Federation (PFF)-Festival of Football held in San Carlos City was a success,” said PFF Regional Technical Director John Carmona.

The festival aims to scout potential players to compose the national U14 national team for boys and girls.

Panaad sportsfest slated April 12-18

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 09:14 a.m.

HUNDREDS of student-athletes and out-of-school youth will converge at the Panaad Park and Stadium this summer for the 2015 Panaad sa Negros Sportsfest scheduled April 12 to 18.

Events to be contested are athletics, road races, boxing, chess and taekwondo.