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Tue, Sep

Sa unang limang minuto ay agad na lumamang ng labing isang  puntos ang white team ( Rosso Puro) laban sa pula, ngunit sa kalahatian ng first half, humabol ang Nemesis at agad-agad na naungusan ang Rosso Puro.

Hindi inaasahan ng Rosso Puro Team ang kanilang pagkapanalo laban sa Nemesis. Sa unang tingin pa lamang ay llyamado na sa tindig ang mga team members ng Nemesis kumapara sa Rosso Puro.
Ngunit may kasabihang ang bola ay bilog. Kaya bagamat tagilid ang koponan ni Noel Endaya, ang playing  coach ng Rosso Puro, naging positibo siya na mapapataob nila ang Nemesis kung maipatutupad niya ang stratehiya’ng inihanda laban sa red team (Nemesis).
Naiuwi ng white team ang titulo ng kampeonato matapos tambakan ang red team ng 17 points sa second half ng laban.Nagtala ang winning team ng 87 points against 70 ng red team.
Sa unang limang minuto ay agad na lumamang ng labing isang  puntos ang white team ( Rosso Puro) laban sa pula, ngunit sa kalahatian ng first half, humabol ang Nemesis at agad-agad na naungusan ang Rosso Puro.
Tumahimik ang cheerers ng white team nang malamangan na ito ng red team samantalang lalo namang lumakas ang sigawan ng mga taga suporta ng red team na halatang mas marami kumpara sa mga supporters ng white team.
Hindi nawalan ng pag-asa ang puti, nanatiling kalmado ang coach na si Endaya at naging maganda ang  team work para maipatupad ang kanilang depensa at offense. Kaya nang pumasok ang second half, umarangkada ang mga puti na bawiin ang kanilang naging lamang.
Hindi lamang pagbawi ang ginawa ng Rosso Puro, tuluyan na nitong inungusan ang Nemesis hanggang sa mapag-iwanan.  Sa bawat  shoot na ginagawa ng puti, di magkamayaw ang mga taga suporta sa paghiyaw at paglikha ng ingay tulad ng paghahampas sa mga upuan ng mga  empty plastic bottles ng tubig habang natahimik naman ang mga supporters ng red team. Samantala, nasungkit naman ng yellow team o ng St. John Dragons ang third place.
Naiuwi ni Joseph Reyes ng Rosso Puro team ang Most Valuable Player award (MVP) para sa basketball. Napunta naman kay Joy Torres angf MVP for volleyball.
Dahil sa tagumpay ng unang summer league ng SJ Malvar Association, positibo si Noel Endaya, Presidente ng grupo ang pagpapatuloy nito sa susunod na taon. Nagpasalamat din si Endaya sa mga sumuporta at nagbigay tulong pinansyal o anupaman sa grupo. Positibo umano sila ngayon na mapasimulan na ang panibagong chapel na planong itayo sa isang sitio sa San Juan.
Sinabi naman ni Totoy Leynes, adviser ng grupo na malaki ang naitulong ng ginawang paliga sa mga kabataan dahil naiiwas umano ang mga ito sa pagkakaroon ng masamang bisyo.

(Zita B. Baron)

Filipino boxer Harry Tañamor, around whom the country’s Olympic fortunes will rise or fall, begins his climb to Olympic glory today when he fights Cuban-trained African champion Manyo Plange of Ghana in the first round of the lightflyweight (48kg) category at the Workers’ Gymnasium here.


BEIJING, 13 AGO 2008 - Boxing president Manny Lopez said his ward, who lost in the round of 16 in the Athens Olympics of 2004, is taking “active rest” for his evening bout against Plange, trained under Cuban coach Roberto Ibanez Chaves.
He shrugged off speculations that Tañamor might be over the weight limit at weigh-in time two hours before the bout.
“Harry is just 400 grams over and he ate fruits mostly,” said boxing president Manny Lopez of his 30-year-old ward, one of three bets the country is pinning its hopes on for an Olympic medal.
The two others are taekwondo jins Toni Rivero and Tshomlee Go, who are competing Aug. 20 and 22.
“The Cuban coach (Juan Enrique Steyners Tissert) told me to just relax and not to be nervous as he has prepared him very well (for Beijing),” said Lopez.
Tissert, who is staking his reputation as Filipino coach for the first time, had said Tañamor is in the best mental and physical frame to face warriors of any color in his quest for the Olympic gold.
“Our job here is to win a medal, whatever the color. Tañamor is disciplined — we have prepared him well,” said Tissert.
Tañamor, who dropped out after the second round in the Athens Olympics, is aiming to finally win the country’s first gold since it competed in 1924. Boxing contributed two silver medals – by Anthony Villanueva in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and Onyok Velasco in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics – and three bronze medals from Jose Villanueva in the 1932 LA Olympics, Leopoldo Serrantes in 1988 in Seoul and Roel Velasco in 1992.
“They are just doing light workout with the mitt for timing and coordination and simulating time of competition for body rhythm and adjustments,” said Lopez.
Tañamor, who had trained under colder conditions in Baguio, will not have problems dealing with the 30 degree Celsius as well as the evening program since China and the Philippines are on the same time zone.
Tañamor, the 2007 world silver medalist, is expected to lean heavily on a big fighting heart and skills honed from a 10-year experience as a national amateur boxer to dispose of the 20-year-old Ghanaian who strengthened his knuckles by punching vehicle tires instead of sand bags.
The Ghanaian, ranked 33rd in the world, won a seat in the Olympics by winning the gold in the African championships last year.

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