5 Pinoys see action in Valor of Champions

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 07:55 p.m.

EIGHT bouts are set to thrill fight fans when Asia's largest mixed martial arts organization One Championship returns to Manila on April 24 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The event dubbed "Valor of Champions", featuring the welterweight championship match between reigning 170 lbs king Ben Askren and challenger Luis Santos, will also include the flyweight match between former title contender Geje Eustaquio of Team Lakay and Thai fighter Anatpong Bunrad.

Cordillera grapplers eye domination

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 07:53 p.m.

WITH just one month of preparations left before the 2015 Palarong Pambansa officially kicks off, Cordillera wrestlers lock their sight on a tremendous performance over other competing regions.

The CAR wrestling team bannered by Ifugao athletes trains into high gear in a bid to secure the overall title in the sport event debut May 3-9 in Tagum City, Davao Del Norte.

Haridas seeks final GM norm in Thailand

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 07:51 p.m.

FOLLOWING his success in earning his second Grand Master norm recently, International Master Haridas Pascua is once again at eyeing the final step as he competes in the upcoming 15th Bangkok Chess Club Open slated April 12-19 in Thailand.

Pascua, rated presently as number 12 in the active player’s list of the Philippines, will push to claim his third and final norm in the weeklong international sports tournament to be housed at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Hotel next month.

Iñigo scores another win

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 08:46 p.m.

RACING scion Iñigo Anton just won't stop from winning.

After winning the FORS Shakedown race car event, the 10 year old Castrol-Yokohama young driver won the 2nd round of the Formula Cadet Novice division at Carmona Race Track in appalling conditions brought about by the low pressure area.

Haridas earns second GM norm

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 08:36 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL Master Haridas Pascua scored an impressive victory against Indian national IM Karthikeyan P. to earn his second Grand Master norm in the tough nine rounds 5th HD Bank Cup International Chess Championships in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam held March 16-23.

The Baguio City-based wood pusher closed his final match with 27 moves to earn a score of 6.5 for a four-way tie in third place after the weeklong international tournament backed by the Vietnam Chess Federation.

Mr. & Ms. BBEAL set tonight at the Convention Center

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 08:31 p.m.

THE collegiate battle continues off the court as seven pairs from the different universities battle for the title of Mr. & Ms. Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League season 28 at the Baguio Convention Center tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Candidates from Baguio College of Technology, Benguet State University, Cordillera Career Development College, University of Baguio, University of the Cordilleras, University of the Philippines-Baguio, and Saint Louis University will try to outwit each other for the second staging of BBEAL’s search for ambassador and ambassadress of youth.

Team Baguio all set for Shakey’s V-League

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 09:57 p.m.

WITH just 10 days left before the tournament formally opens, Team Baguio is pressing hard for an impressive performance in the 12th season Open Conference of the Shakey's V-League at The Arena in San Juan City, Manila this coming April 5.

Head coach Henry Fuentes said the 15-woman roster representing the Summer Capital is hot and ready to dip into action and erase its so-so performance when it was still donning the colors of Saint Louis University.

Generika Run 2015 set April 26

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 09:53 p.m.

RUNNING enthusiasts in the Summer Capital including adjacent places in Benguet and other nearby provinces is set to place their best foot forward as Generika Run 2015 kicks off April 26 at the Lake Drive in Burnham Park.

Dubbed "Generika Takbo Para sa Kalusugan", the first ever run for a cause organized by Generika Chain of Drug Stores aim to raise funds in conducting medical missions in Baguio City and Benguet.

Vicente: Laro’t saya sa parke

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 09:48 p.m.

PEOPLE might be wondering what is going on at the Melvin Jones Grand stand every early morning of Saturdays with load music playing as early as 5:30.

CAR athletes gear up for 2015 Palaro

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 08:40 p.m.

WITH merely seven weeks away from competition, Cordilleran athletes are all set for the upcoming 2015 Palarong Pambansa to be held in Tagum City in Davao Del Norte slated May 3 to 9.

Department of Education-Cordillera Administrative Region athletic manager Agustin Gumuwang said CAR delegates have already set their sights on the upcoming national games.

V-League bound Baguio escapes collegiate squad

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 08:30 p.m.

THE Shakey’s V-League bound Baguio team survived a motley crue of Baguio Educational Athletic League volleyball players including most of their college team mates to win in three sets Saturday at the University of the Cordilleras gym.

The Baguio squad scored a 25-15, 25-21, 25-10 victory in their debut competition which served also as a tune up and fund raiser for the cash strapped team which needs to raise money to sustain their two months Manila sortie starting April 5.

SLU, UC salvage third place

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 08:28 p.m.

SAINT Louis University Navigators and University of the Cordilleras Lady Jaguars beat their respective opponents to salvage third place finishes at the close of the men’s and women’s volleyball of the Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League season 28.

The Navigators drained the Benguet State University Wildcats 21-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-22, while the Lady Jaguars pounced on the Lady Wildcats in three straight set 25-13, 25-18, 25-14 at the University of the Cordilleras gym March 19 and 20 respectively.

Vinluan: Sports organization’s survival and stability

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 08:26 p.m.

LOOKING into the situation of our local sports organizations as far as stability and survival is concerned, is how the sports organization or club carry out its mission of entertainment and service to the public. In a scale of 1-10, we can observe local sports organizations or clubs affiliated with organizations dwindle and grasp for survival and stability only to know that their priorities are not carried out well even for their immediate public clienteles.

Loman submits opponent in Team Lakay Champs 9

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 09:32 p.m.

TEAM Lakay’s Stephen Loman scored his fifth win in his young mixed martial arts career by submitting Manila based fighter Richard Morales of D' Elements Gym via rear naked choke in the main event of the recently concluded Team Lakay Championship 9 held at the La Trinidad Municipal Gym March 21.

The finish came in the 2:16 marker of the second round, following a sharp takedown and excellent ground control that set up his opponent.

Loreto retains IBO lightfly crown

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 09:28 p.m.

FRESH from his 45-day appendix operation, International Boxing Organization light flyweight champion Rey Loreto of Highland Boxing Gym in La Trinidad retained his crown after stopping his foe in the first round.

Loreto needed a minute and 45 seconds in the first round to knock out former champion Nkosinathi Joyi in a rematch in East London, South Africa.

UB cops BBEAL men’s volleyball crown

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 09:26 p.m.

UNIVERSITY of Baguio Cardinals dished out top performance in game three of their finals match-up against the University of the Cordilleras Jaguars to claim the men's volleyball crown of the Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League season 28.

The Cardinals disposed UC in four sets 20-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-19 to claim their second title in the almost three-decade collegiate sports association Saturday afternoon at the Saint Louis University Prince Bernhard Gym.

Lady Cardinals retain women’s volleyball crown

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 08:25 p.m.

UNIVERSITY of Baguio Lady Cardinals discarded Saint Louis University Lady Navigators in four sets to reclaim the Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League season 28 women’s volleyball title.

The Lady Cardinals whipped the Lady Navigators 25-17, 14-25, 12-25, 25-20 to complete a remarkable nine game sweep of the season at the University of the Cordilleras gym Friday afternoon.

Local teams compete in ‘Battleground’

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 08:20 p.m.

BASKETBALL heroes coming from all corners of the Summer Capital gathered during the weekend in race of hard court supremacy as 2600's Basketball 3-on-3 Tournament officially tipped-off in four separate venues.

A total of 64 teams or more than 250 basketball enthusiasts aged 18-years-old and above battled in the two-day sports event backed by Adidas March 21 and 22, held in Aurora Hill Bayan Park, Engineer’s Hill, Scout Barrio, and South Sanitary Camp.

Haridas nears GM hunt in Vietnam tilt

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 08:15 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL Master Haridas Pascua looks poised to score his Grand Master norm in the on-going 5th HD Bank Cup International Chess Championships in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

The Baguio City-based wood pusher currently ranks third overall after five rounds of contest in the international sports event backed by the Vietnam Chess Federation slated March 16-23.

Panes: Softball 111

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 08:12 p.m.

THERE was an earnest question raised by an interested observer during a recent local inter-university competition whether a strong defensive effort can offset the lack of pitcher with a sizzling fastball. The inquiring gentleman, a former varsity who moonlighted as a trainor in one of the Cordillera’s secondary teams expressed a sincere opinion that a good defense could save a team’s deplorable performance because of the loss of one team’s talented fireballer in the pitching circle.

Loman, Pacio banner Team Lakay Championships 9

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 09:25 p.m.

STEPHEN Loman and Joshua Pacio seek another victory after their stellar performance in PXC Laban MMA Baguio last February.

The two up and coming fighters of Team Lakay will be the co-main event of Team Lakay Championship 9 as part of the Strawberry Festival, which sees action Saturday, March 21, at the La Trinidad Municipal Gym.

Haridas post early wins in Vietnam tourney

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 09:24 p.m.

BAGUIO City-based wood pusher Haridas Pascua started his bid on a high note posting early victories in the 5th HD Bank Cup International Chess Tournament in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

As of 9 a.m. of March 19, the 21-year-old International Master firmed up his bid to take the top spot with two victories and one defeat after the first three rounds of the international sports event slated March 16-23.

Lady Cards draws first, nears women’s crown

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 09:23 p.m.

UNIVERSITY of Baguio Lady Cardinals inched a game closer into defending their Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League women's title drawing the first blood in their best-of-three finals series against the Saint Louis University Lady Navigators.

The Lady Cardinals extended their winning streak carving another three-set match victory, 25-23, 25-17, 25-17 at the University of the Cordilleras gym Thursday afternoon.

Abahan seeks to reset record in Malaysian race

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 08:53 p.m.

REIGNING 4th Pilipinas Akyathlon women’s champion Sandi Menchi Abahan is focused on reclaiming the Asian Circuit Queen when she returns for another run in the 29th Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon in Sabah, Malaysia October this year.

Abahan, 2014's Asian Circuit Queen, is looking to break her record as she represents the Philippines in the annual footrace for the second time in a row.

3 Baguio ballers join Jr. NBA national camp

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 08:05 p.m.

THREE Baguio young players and another four from Pangasinan distinguished themselves at the Regional Selection Camp of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2015 presented by Alaska held at the St. Louis University Laboratory High School.

Jan Zyrus De Ayre, 13, of Berkeley School, Baguio; Magnus Gabriel Ines, 13, of St. Louis University Laboratory High School, Baguio; Christian Allen Magno, 14, of St. Albert the Great School, Dagupan and Manuel Andrey Ober, 13, of Dagupan City National High School were selected as the region's Jr. NBA representatives to the National Training Camp.

Tublay to benefit in NTUi Heroes Run 2

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 08:00 p.m.

AFTER the successful staging of the first cause-oriented run last year, Noble Trends Unbound Incorporated's "Heroes Run 2" will be holding another footrace activity, which will benefit the residents of Tublay, Benguet.

NTUi's Community Extension Services Department will launch its second run for a cause activity partnered with the Gawad Kalinga Foundation on March 29 at the Burnham Park, Lake Drive.

Vicente: What your muscles tell you

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 07:57 p.m.

TRADITIONAL and contemporary trainers and athletes have this issue on the real implication of muscle reaction after training.

The debate has gone on for the longest time on whether or not muscle pain is an indication of a training’s effectiveness.

BBEAL All-Stars dedicate game to fans

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 09:32 p.m.

MORE THAN witnessing the thrill of winning the ball game, fans of the Baguio – Benguet Educational Athletic League were given a treat during the first All Star Game held March 14 at the University of the Cordilleras gym.

Season 28 commissioner of the host school Baguio College of Technology Willy Antonio gave thanks to all the college hoop fans who attended the sports event set as a side event of BBEAL this year.

UC, UB forge title showdown in men’s volley

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 09:30 p.m.

UNIVERSITY of the Cordilleras Jaguars and University of Baguio Cardinals survived a pair of thrilling three-setters against Benguet State University Wildcats and Saint Louis University Navigators respectively to arrange a clash for the men’s volleyball crown in the Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League season 28.

The first seeded UC Jaguars, bannered by team captain Jhemar Tulingan, pounced on the fourth ranked BSU Wildcats, 25-18, 25-19, 25-17 in their semi-finals showdown to lock the first seat in this year’s men’s champions.

Vinluan: Managing risks for safer sports activities

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 09:26 p.m.

REMEMBER what risks the athletes in swimming have experienced in the concluded CARAA meet because of unforeseen risks. Due to a variety of factors, far too many injuries occur in sports competitions or even in the process of training. However, with that many sports activities that result in serious injuries or even death, the same can be controlled if sports activities are conducted safely and if they are handled properly.