SMS spikers rule 2015 Loyola Cup volleyball

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 08:51 p.m.

SINCE their participation in the regional Shakey’s Girls Volleyball, local fans left no doubt for St. Mary’s School’s volleybelles to scale greater heights.

1st Magis Cup to open at XU gym

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 12:06 a.m.

AFTER the Loyola Cup, local cage fans can look forward to the Jolas Cup and the 1st Magis Cup this summer at the Xavier University gym in Cagayan de Oro City.

Salgados rules Oro blitz chess challenge

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 12:06 a.m.

UAAP stalwart Lennon Hart Salgados dominated the 5th Queen Angela B. CDO Gold NorMin Blitz Chess Championship in Cagayan de Oro City.

Corpus Christi bags 12U, 14U plums in 2015 Loyola Cup Hoopfest

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 08:22 p.m.

NOT quite successful in the junior level, Corpus Christi School held its ground instead in the lower age categories of the just-concluded 2015 Loyola Cup inter-school basketball at the Xavier University gym here.

Balquin risks blitz chess crown

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 08:20 p.m.

BARRING unforeseen glitches, two-time Cagayan de Oro blitz chess champion Jhonnel Balquin duels it out today against a bunch of tough challengers for the disputed throne at the Capitol Chess Park.

Camiguin hosts NorMin junior tennis

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 01:43 a.m.

THE Cebuana Lhuillier’s age group tennis series in Northern Mindanao kicks off on March 28 in Camiguin Island.

Dave Sebastian Mosqueda, Janelle Carmela Llavore, Gennifer Lysandra Pagente and Matt Steve Palasan of Cagayan de Oro and Rupert Ohrelle Tortal of Surigao City and Brent Signmond Cortes of Lanao Norte are among the top young netters in the region who are expected to see action in Camiguin.

Xavier edges St. Mary's in juniors cagefest

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 09:17 p.m.

IN A nerve-wracking match that saw one coach break his hand, host Xavier University High School eked out a 77-76 win over St. Mary's School on Sunday to capture the 17-under plum of the 2015 Loyola Cup inter-school basketball at the XU gym in Cagayan de Oro City.

XU Seniors force deciding Game 3 in 2015 Loyola Cup caging

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 08:37 p.m.

IT APPEARED that comebacking coach Rocky Calingin and the Xavier University (XU) Senior Crusaders have still more in their tanks left to offer.

XU Juniors, SMS Fiat to dispute 17-U plum

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:43 p.m.

HOST Xavier University High School and St. Mary’s School disposed of their respective semifinal foes to arrange a title-showdown in 17-under division of the 2015 Loyola Cup Inter-School basketball tournament at the XU gym in Cagayan de Oro.

The Junior Crusaders of coach Manny Diaz barely escaped with a nail-biting 66-63 victory over the Corpus Christi Knights of coach Carlo Dagalea. While the SMS Fiat of coach Rene Ilogon took advantage of the heavily-depleted Sacred Heart of Jesus Montessori (SHJMS) to win by rout, 52-53.

SMS volleybelles in Loyola Cup finals

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 08:54 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL fans were supposedly expecting them to meet in the finals.

STI stuns XU in Game 1 at Loyola Cup 25-U Finals

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 10:05 p.m.

WHAT the STI (Systems Technology Institute) Olympians did in the semifinals against SPC (Southern de Oro Philippine College) Sharks they made again in 25-Under Game One Finals of the 2015 Loyola Cup Inter-School basketball tournament at the Xavier University gym in Cagayan de Oro City.

Oro’s Alcantara sees action in Davis Cup

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 10:01 p.m.

CAGAYAN de Oro’s Francis Casey Alcantara, who is now based in the United States, is back in the country to see action in the Davis Cup Group 2 first round tie, which starts Friday, March 6, at the Valle Verde Country Club in Pasig City, Metro Manila.

A top netter of the Pepperdine University in the US NCAA, Niño (as friends fondly call him back home) has been tapped by the Cebuana Lhuillier-Philippine Davis Cup team to reinforce the national squad against Sri Lanka.

Loyola Cup semis round on March 7-8

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 08:55 p.m.

AS ST. Mary’s Fiat shares the billings with Corpus Christi, Xavier University and Sacred Heart among the top inter-school ballclubs in Cagayan de Oro, the Bukidnon Faith dribblers threaten to complicate matters come the crossover round of the 2015 Loyola Cup basketball tournament at the XU gym in Cagayan de Oro City.

Wolverines, Sharks dispute title tonight

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 08:53 p.m.

SEMIFINAL round’s run away winners Yellow Wolverines and Blue Sharks dispute the 2014 Oro Bankers basketball crown Wednesday night at the Nazareth gym in Cagayan de Oro City.

Oro’s Salgados rules Luzon chess challenge

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 08:33 p.m.

CAGAYAN de Oro’s chess talents are making a rampage in Manila and Luzon chess circuits.

Resilient Balquin secures title anew in 2015 NorMin Blitz Challenge

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 08:32 p.m.

JHONNEL Balquin showed grit and spunk on Saturday to beat fellow Cagayan de Oro bet Silverio Abasolo in the finals and become the first two-time winner of the 2015 Queen Angela B. CDO-Normin Blitz Chess Championships held at the Capitol Chess Park in Cagayan de Oro City.

SMS Fiat threatens winning challenging matches

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 08:55 p.m.

IT LOOKS like St. Mary’s School’s Fiat will be strongly contending in almost all corners of the fight in the exciting 2015 Loyola Cup inter-school basketball, which resumes Saturday at the Xavier University gym in Cagayan de Oro City.

After last weekend’s thrilling matches that saw the SMS dribblers barely surviving, the spirited wards of Rene Ilogon and assistant coach Chow Vega enjoyed a smooth sailing run in their latest exploit.

2AB Design bags Dyno Cup’s title

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 09:51 p.m.

VETERAN playmaker Totsie Daitol decided to let his two siblings take the cudgel for him on the rugged court.

Top Oro netters eye Kidapawan leg

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 09:53 p.m.

ALMOST all of the seeded players from the Philippine Tennis Academy in Cagayan de Oro (PTA-CDO) will see action in the Kidapawan leg of the Cebuana Lhuillier Age Group tennis tournament on February 27 to March 2 at the Kidapawan City Tennis Club in North Cotabato.

4TH Queen Angela blitz chess tourney set on Feb. 28

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 09:52 p.m.

NATIONAL Master Levi Mercado made it first, followed by Oro compatriot Jhonnel Balquin and Gingoog City pride Allan Cantonjos.

Pims U-Bulldogs seek title finish

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:57 a.m.

PIMS Under Bulldogs survived the 3-point bombings of Nicolie Joseph Quintos to beat 2AB Design in overtime, 82-76 on Tuesday night’s breathtaking opener of the Auto Planet-Dyno Cup basketball best-of-three finals at brgy. 24’s covered court here.

A varsity player of Liceo de Cagayan University, the late-arriving Quintos fired four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, the last one unloaded with 2 seconds left to force an overtime. Quintos added two more from beyond the 3-point arc, but the left-handed Arman “Big Bird” Bajao exploded with his own 10 markers in the 5-minute extension period to secure the win for the relatively under-size but courageous Under Bulldogs.

Macasandig gym ballclub draws a total of 11 teams

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:46 p.m.

GUEST teams Corrales Avenue (Corave) and `07 Corpus Christi were among the eleven teams that formed part of the ongoing Club 92 First Conference 2015 basketball tournament at the Macasandig gym here.

XU gym to host Subokin opening

Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 11:58 p.m.

SUBOKIN’S taste in basketball is quite classy.

Oro Aces triumph anew in Zambo Sur

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 09:39 p.m.

THERE’S no stopping the Aces of Cagayan de Oro from winning basketball titles one after the other.

Abdullah shines in Camp Phillips chess

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 01:05 a.m.

AN OLDER brother of former Palarong Pambansa chess champion Sittie Halia Sabo, fellow engineer Abdul Halil Abdullah just proved in Camp Phillips, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon that he too can win a championship.

Abdullah of Cagayan de Oro scored 6.5 points in seven rounds to bring home the P5,000 top prize in Class B Open of the 2015 Camp Phillips Fiesta Chess Tournament concluded on Sunday at the Social Hall of Camp Phillips.

Dyno, 2AB in sudden death

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 01:04 a.m.

TITLE-hungry Dyno Tigers forced a sudden death with the twice-to-beat 2AB Design for the last finals berth of the Auto Planet-Dyno Cup basketball tournament.

The deciding Game 2 is set tonight (8 pm) at Barangay 24’s covered court.

Oro’s Rapanot earns a trip to Greece

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 01:04 a.m.

BECOMING a young father has seemingly inspired Cagayan de Oro native Alfredo Rapanot, who just surprised the Philippine chess community.

Living up to his 2131 elo rating, the 23-year-old Rapanot of sitio Macanhan, Barangay Carmen scored eight wins, a draw and with no loss in the just-concluded 2015 National Amateur Chess Championship to earn a trip to Greece.

Pagente, Oro’s lone survivor in Cebuana's age-group tennis

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 11:47 p.m.

CORPUS Christi’s Gennifer Lysandra Pagente will be remembered as the one who saved the best for last in the Cagayan de Oro leg of the Cebuana Lhuillier Age Group Tennis Championships 2015 Series that was dominated by the superbly athletic Cebuano and Dabawenyo netters.

Tireless Seno shocks Mosqueda; Pagente nabs one for CdeO

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:21 p.m.

FONDLY called by his guardian as a tireless “robot,” Cebuano sensation Jan Godfrey Seno acted as one as he completed a demolition job on Monday’s culmination of the 2015 Cebuana Lhuillier –Dunlop Sport Tennis Tournament here at the Nazareth Lawn tennis courts.

2AB, Pims, Dyno, Epectus in semis

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:21 p.m.

2AB-Design and Pims U-Bulldog put their twice-to-beat advantage on the line in semifinal action of the Auto Planet caging here tonight at brgy. 24’s covered court.