Cebu City tops medal tally again at Central Visayas Meet
place finish in the final count of the medal tally of the Central Visayas Athletic Association (CVIRAA) Meet which ended Friday March 2. Mandaue City's football team off to Bohol for CVIRAA meet The Mandaue team is no pushover as it has made it to the CVIRAA secondary football finals in , , LeBron James to produce new 'House Party' movie. 1 araw ang nakalipas Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet (CVIRAA) in Boho Mar 6th Low Budget Film: Unplanned (mobile phone short film).
Its tankers also contributed 10 gold medals while another eight came from its athletes in athletics. Its athletes in athletics also clinched the first gold medals in this year's regional meet.
Shen Camay of the Mandaue City Central Elementary School followed suit in the elementary girls division of the same event with her best throw of 8. Mandaue also notched the elementary girls volleyball title and the secondary football title, perhaps one of its notable win in the week-long meet because before it clinched the title against Dumaguete,it prevented the defending champions Cebu City Ninos from advancing to the finals with a win in their semifinals match.
The last time that Mandaue had held the title was in Miyagi, a former Little Azkals, scored the first goal when his shot to the top corner of the goal surprised Cebu City's goalkeeper Kenry Balobo with just 11 minutes into the match.
Miyagi struck again in the 32nd minute and had his hip hit by Balobo's boot as the goalkeeper tried to stop him from scoring his second goal. Miyagi dropped to the ground but made the effort to stand up to make sure the goal had gone in before crumpling again on the ground and had to be stretchered off the pitch.
Mandaue City’s football team off to Bohol for CVIRAA meet
He, however, went back to play in the second half wherein Caderao had taken over the scoring cudgels with a goal in the 54th minute. Moiselle Angelo Alforque of DBTC and the Ninos' team captain prevented his team from getting shutout by converting a penalty in the 65th minute. Alforque and Miyagi used to be teammates during their Little Azkals days. Last Day Highlighting the last day of competition last Monday was the secondary basketball finals between the defending champions Mandaue and the Cebu City Ninos which packed the Mayor E.SMCB vs. SJBA Championship (Bulprisa 2014)
Binghay Memorial Cultural Center to the rafters. Mandaue had waxed hot at the start anchored on the baskets of Jaboneta and posted an eight-point lead in the first quarter.
However, Ninos' Raul Cabahug and Orlan Wamar combined to wrestle the lead from Mandaue at in the second quarter.
A trey from Steven Co allowed Mandaue to take back the lead at with just seconds left in the second quarter. However, a counted foul on Wamar, who also sank both his free throws thereafter, allowed the Ninos to end the second quarter on top with The Ninos never relinquished the lead from the time it took it at the end of the second quarter until the end of the game erecting it's highest lead at 17 points with three minutes left in the fourth quarter on Wamar's trey.
During the penultimate day of competition, the Ninos won the gold in both secondary and elementary softball against Bohol while it was the latter's turn to lambast the Ninos to take home the elementary boys volleyball title. Ninos top Bohol in secondary football, basketball The Cebu City Ninos' stake on the overall title would not have been in danger had they lost the secondary boys football and basketball titles to Bohol on the last day of competition.
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However, the Ninos proved unfazed as they frustrated Bohol to take home both titles. The Ninos demolished Bohol,in football while their basketball team annihilated Bohol, Bohol was able to score via a penalty kick taken by Eduard Rei Acabo in the 61st minute.
In basketball, the Ninos, who fielded a solid University of the Visayas Baby Lancers lineup, was never threatened and led by as much as 44 points,with 3 minutes remaining in the ballgame.
Cabahug, however, was the one who was named Most Valuable Player due to his consistent performance through the week-long competition, especially during the semifinals where they dismissed Mandaue, which was manned by the SHS-Ateneo Magis Eagles, The Ninos younger hoopsters also secured the elementary boys basketball title with a dismissal of the Cebu Province. Their counterpart in football, however, lost the title to Mandaue, Lower tally than last year While the Cebu City Ninos medal haul of may look dominant against the medal hauls of their runners up, their current medal tally is actually less than their output last year which was This is a cause for concern with the Palarong Pambansa in Albay approaching from April CVIRAA is under pressure to improve its performance after posting its worst finish last year at sixth place overall.
The highest it placed was at third overall in Department of Education Cebu City Division sports coordinator Zenaida Gocotano said that once they finalize the selection of the Palaro athletes, they will immediately commence in-house training in the hopes of improving their performance in this year's Palarong Pambansa.
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Gocotano added that the last time they did that, they placed third. Chiong said he believes that they have successfully hosted the multi-sporting event judging by the many positive comments that he received from delegation officials, save for one incident where delegation officials billeted at the Langtad National High School were robbed before the CVIRAA meet started.
Mayor Chiong said it was very unfortunate that it happened but that they tried their best to compensate for it such as reinforcing police visibility in all venues and billeting areas during the week-long event.
Naga officials also assured that the incident is being investigated. One of the victims who lost a tablet to the robber was also handed a new tablet by an anonymous donor during the closing ceremonies held at the Enan Chiong Activity Center.
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Oval and Sports Field did not only benefit the city's hosting but it also helped end the city's gold medal drought after 6 years courtesy of Joan Alinsunod, who topped the secondary girls 1,meter run and m run and Genalyn Barquio who ruled the elementary girls 1,m run despite not wearing any shoes.