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UC, Unit 5 rule Cebu City Olympics 2017

Nov 26, 2017 - 1:01 PM

A total of 5 records are broken in the swimming events of the Cebu City Olympics

CELEBRATORY. Opening ceremonies of the Cebu City Olympics at the Cebu City Sports Cente. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

USC Warriors clinch 5th CESAFI collegiate football title

Nov 26, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The USC Warriors take home the CESAFI football title and 3 individual awards including Yves Caballero's MVP trophy

5-PEAT. The USC Warriors are the reigning champions of CESAFI football. Photo by Mars G. Alison/ Rappler

CESAFI College Football El Clasico: USPF Panthers face off with USC Warriors for 4th time

Nov 25, 2017 - 2:43 PM

The Kicking Panthers are gunning for their first ever CESAFI collegiate football

EL CLASICO. The University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Kicking Panthers and the University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors will battle for the CESAFI football title. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Laurente conquers bad boy image to become CESAFI Junior MVP

Oct 17, 2017 - 12:17 PM

From troublemaker on the court to MVP on the podium

LESSONS LEARNED. Laurente makes the most of out of this season after his punishment-filled run last year. Photo by PJ Estan.

UV Green Lancers clinch 2017 CESAFI title with Game 3 win over UC

Oct 15, 2017 - 6:04 PM

The UV Green Lancers are once again CESAFI champions

CHAMPIONS AGAIN. The UV Green Lancers win their second straight CESAFI title, and 12th overall. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UV Green Lancers win Game 2, force winner-take-all showdown with UC Webmasters

Oct 13, 2017 - 9:11 PM

Jerome Napao and Tristan Ray Albina lead the Green Lancers with 18 points each

STAYING ALIVE. The UV Green Lancers force a deciding third game by beating the UC Webmasters. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI slam dunk king Gastador continues family's hoops legacy

Oct 13, 2017 - 4:13 PM

Basketball is in his blood, but it wasn't until late in his childhood that the USJR Jaguars' star made his move on the court

FLYING HIGH. Juan Miguel Gastador wowed fans and judges with his 360 dunk which earned him a perfect 50 point score. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UV Baby Lancers sweep Magis Eagles to win 2017 CESAFI junior title

Oct 12, 2017 - 7:26 PM

The Baby Lancers down the defending champions to win their seventh ever title

NEW CHAMPIONS. The UV Green Lancers sweep the defending champions to become the 2017 CESAFI high school champions. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UC Webmasters upset UV Green Lancers to take Game 1 of CESAFI college title series

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:03 PM

Cameroonian import Frederick Ngoh Elombi leads the Webmasters with another double-double performance sinking 23 points and pulling 12 boards

UPSET. The UC Webmasters take game 1 of the CESAFI collegiate finals against defending champions UV Green Lancers. Photo by PJ Estan.

UV eyes 6th double title in CESAFI basketball

Oct 11, 2017 - 2:47 PM

University of Visayas aims to claim the double championship title after 10 years

DOUBLE TITLE. The University of the Visayas basketball is eyeing its 6th double title with both the Green Lancers and Baby Lancers in the finals of the college and high school divisions of the 17th CESAFI. Photo from UV Basketball Team Facebook.

UV Baby Lancers win Game 1 in CESAFI Best-of-3 junior title series

Oct 10, 2017 - 10:02 PM

(UPDATED) Baby Lancer Jim Paul Amistoso sinks 11 points, 9 of which were in the second half

FIRST BLOOD. The UV Baby Lancers are 1-0 in the best-of-three finals series. Photo by PJ Estan

UC Webmasters complete CESAFI finals cast, will face UV for title

Oct 08, 2017 - 12:04 AM

The UC Webmasters defeat the USJR Jaguars in overtime to advance to the finals

ON TO THE FINALS. Garciano “Garexx” Puerto Jr poured in 22 points and 13 rebounds for the UC Webmasters. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Magis Eagles back in CESAFI high school finals, will face Baby Lancers for title

Oct 06, 2017 - 4:55 AM

The Magis Eagles will gun for their fifth title while the Baby Lancers will try for their sixth title in the league

BACK TO THE FINALS. The Magis Eagles moved a step closer to retaining their title by dismissing the UC Junior Webmasters. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UV Green Lancers advance to CESAFI finals

Oct 06, 2017 - 4:17 AM

The defending champions await the winner between USJR and UC, while the USC Warriors are relegated to the battle for third place

FINALS BOUND. The UV Green Lancers get the final laugh against USC, the only team to beat them in the eliminations. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UC Webmasters, Junior Webmasters keep CESAFI titles bid alive

Oct 03, 2017 - 11:41 PM

Both Webmasters teams in the collegiate and junior level win their games

SEMIS DOMINATION. Cameroonian Frederick Ngoh Elombi and Garciano "Garexx" Puerto of the UC Webmasters dominate under the goal in their semifinals game against the USJR Jaguars. Photo by PJ Estan

South wins CESAFI college All-Star Game as Suerte named MVP

Oct 02, 2017 - 12:04 AM

Tristan Ray Albina wins the 3-point shootout title for the second straight year and Rey Anthony Suerte is named Most Valuable Player

ALL-STAR SHOWDOWN. Players of the UV Green Lancers made a splash in the CESAFI All-Star event, with Tristan Ray Albina retaining his 3-point shootout title for the second straight year and Rey Anthony Suerte being named MVP. Photo by PJ Estan

UV Green Lancers end eliminations with devastation of CITU Wildcats

Oct 01, 2017 - 2:52 AM

After conceding their first game of the season, the reigning champions went on to win the rest of their 11 games for an 11-1 win-loss record

ON TO THE PLAYOFFS. Kenn Patjes Oguis of the USC Warriors tries to evade the defense of UC Webmasters Cameroonian import Frederick Ngoh Elombi. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Puerto unsure of defending Slam Dunk title in CESAFI All-Stars

Sep 30, 2017 - 11:08 PM

King Garciano 'Garrexx' Puerto Jr's sprained ankle might hinder the him from bagging another Slam Dunk title

SLAM DUNK TITLE. Puerto aims to go back-to-back in the CESAFI All Stars. File photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UV Green Lancers survive USJR Jaguars to solidify CESAFI top spot

Sep 28, 2017 - 11:08 PM

The Green Lancers have all but sealed their position at the top of the leaderboard with a 10-1 win-loss record

Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Maglasang's buzzer beater pushes UV Baby Lancers to finals

Sep 18, 2017 - 1:15 PM

The University of the Visayas Baby Lancers sweep the elimination round and earn an automatic ticket to the CESAFI finals

SWEEP. Justin Jake Rosete of the UV Baby Lancers attempts a lay-up. Photo by PJ Estan

Bizarre ending to CESAFi game after player attempts to hit ref

Sep 14, 2017 - 11:43 PM

There was 1:17 left in the game when the opposing team and league officials cleared the court

BIZARRE ENDING. The game ended abruptly after Panthers’ Roy Quiacho was thrown out of the game, followed by his entire team as well. Screenshot from Cebu Sun Star live stream

USPF Panthers win commotion-marred game vs USC Warriors

Sep 13, 2017 - 8:09 AM

Four key players of the University of San Carlos were ejected from the game against the USPF Panthers

COMMOTION-MARRED. Kenneth Cada of the USPF Panthers attempts a difficult shot against the Warriors' Julius Salvador Cadavis. Photo by PJ Estan

CESAFI: SWU Cobras exact revenge on UC Webmasters

Sep 05, 2017 - 11:49 PM

Gerald Fernandez top scores for the Cobras with 16 points and 6 rebounds

REVENGE. SWU avenges their loss to the UC Webmasters from opening day. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: USPF closes first round with win over SWU

Sep 01, 2017 - 4:47 AM

USPF finishes its first round with a 2 4 record

WALK LIKE A PANTHER. Edwin Villarta of the USPF Panthers scored 13 points in the win. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UC teams dominate foes for 2-0 game day in CESAFI basketball

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:23 AM

The UC Webmasters who had another double double performance from their Cameroonian import Frederick Ngoh Elombi slaughters the CITU Wildcats

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Cameroonian Frederick Ngoh Elombi of the UC Webmasters attempts a dunk in their game against the CITU Wildcats. Photo by PJ Estan

USC Warriors remain unbeaten in CESAFI, beat UC in OT

Aug 21, 2017 - 3:46 AM

John Reel Saycon s basket sends the game into overtime where USC topped UC to remain undefeated

LANCED. Justin Jake Rosete of the UV Baby Lancers fearlessly goes for a lay-up against a Magis Eagles defender. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

USJR keeps CESAFI slate clean with comeback win over USPF

Aug 20, 2017 - 1:50 PM

The USJR Jaguars come back from a 14 point deficit in the third quarter to top the USPF Panthers and remain unbeaten

JAGGED. Nelvin Navarra of the USJR Jaguars puts up a shot in the paint. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: SWU-Phinma topples CITU Wildcats, Wildkittens

Aug 17, 2017 - 10:58 PM

It was a tough day for the Cebu Institute of Technology University hoops teams who fell to Southwestern University Phinma in the college and high school divisions

COBRA STRIKE. CITU Wildkitten Kim Trigue is smothered by the interior defense of the SWU Baby Cobras. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Magis Eagles player Velasco breaks leg in CESAFI game

Aug 15, 2017 - 11:25 PM

Andrew Vincent Velasco suffers a compound leg fracture in a bad fall

Defending CESAFI champs UV top UC to get back on track

Aug 13, 2017 - 10:32 PM

The UV Green Lancers defeat the UC Webmasters 72 61

LANCED. Tristan Ray Albina scored 17 for the UV Green Lancers in victory. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

USJR Jaguars remain unbeaten in CESAFI with thrashing of SWU

Aug 13, 2017 - 1:36 AM

The USJR Jaguars move to a 2 0 record in the CESAFI collegiate tournament

JAGUARS ON THE PROWL. USPF's Juan Miguel Gastador cuts to the rim. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

USC Warriors pound USPF Panthers for 2-0 record

Aug 10, 2017 - 10:58 PM

University of San Carlos dominate the Panthers by 29 points to remain the early CESAFI leaders

WARRIOR MARCH. USC's John Aranas drives to the rim in the Warriors' dominant win. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Magis Eagles make quick work of Baby Panthers in CESAFI juniors

Aug 08, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The defending champions Magis Eagles open the season strong as they gun for their fourth straight title

STRONG START. Benedict Chua of the SHS-ADC Magis Eagles goes in strong for a basket against 3 USPF Baby Panthers defenders. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

USC Warriors open CESAFI season with upset over UV Green Lancers

Aug 07, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Victor Rabat leads the Warriors opening win with 17 points

Teams with imports seen having strong CESAFI Final 4 chance

Jul 29, 2017 - 3:28 PM

This year s 17th season of the men s basketball tournament will kick off on August 5 at the New Cebu Coliseum

NEW SEASON. CESAFI president Fr. Dionisio Miranda, SVD (3rd from left) and commissioner Felix 'Boy' Tiukinhoy (2nd from left) pose with team muses and other stakeholders during the launching of the 17th CESAFI season opening on August 5. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

CESAFI players can now bypass one-year residency

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:27 PM

Student athletes either in high school or college who transfer to another member school can play for their new team immediately this season upon securing a release from the one year residency

NO MORE ONE-YEAR RESIDENCY. Transferees among CESAFI member schools can now play immediately for their new teams provided they secure a specific release form that clears them from the one-year residency rule. File photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

UST Growling Tigers edge out UV Green Lancers with half-court buzzer-beater

Jun 29, 2017 - 12:26 PM

Both teams will face off at the finals of the Kim Lope Asis Mayor s Cup Basketball Invitational 2017

USPF Panthers '80% ready' for 17th CESAFI Men’s Basketball Tourney

Jun 26, 2017 - 11:16 PM

The team will finalize its lineup after the 2017 Kim Lope Asis Mayor’s Cup Basketball Invitational which kicks off Tuesday June 27

LAST STAGE. University of Southern Philippines' coach says they will have the complete lineup after the tournament in Bayugan. Contributed Photo

UV Green Lancers thrash SWU-Phinma in St Bernard hoops

May 30, 2017 - 6:13 PM

The Saint Isidore Inter Collegiate Basketball Invitational Cup in Saint Bernard town is considered as the pre season tournament of this year’s CESAFI

NU Bulldogs football team feeling at home in Cebu

Jan 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The NU Bulldogs are preparing for the UAAP Season 79 football tournament with a 10 day camp in Cebu playing against other college teams from the CESAFI

OUT-OF-TOWN TRAINING. The National University Bulldogs runs a scrimmage match against the USPF Kicking Panthers of the CESAFI in Cebu. Photo by Mars Alison/Rappler

USJ-R Spiking Jaguars sweep defending champs for CESAFI volleyball title

Nov 20, 2016 - 7:43 PM

USJ R denies a double championship for SWU Phinma with a 4 set victory to take the men s title

NEW CHAMPS. The USJ-R Spiking Jaguars have unseated defending champions SWU-Phinma in a two-game sweep. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

SWU Lady Cobras win fourth straight CESAFI volleyball crown

Nov 20, 2016 - 4:19 PM

The Southwestern University Lady Cobras are still the queens of CESAFI volleyball after sweeping the USJ R Lady Jaguars

CHAMPIONS AGAIN. The SWU Lady Cobras sweep the Finals series to win their fourth straight title. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: USJ-R Spiking Jaguars strike first in men's volleyball finals

Nov 19, 2016 - 8:14 PM

USJ R takes Game 1 with a 4 set victory over the SWU Phinma Spiking Cobras

FIRST STRIKE. Ariel Gabunada of USJ-R spikes the ball in a Game one victory. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

How CESAFI basketball can thrive alongside pro leagues

Nov 11, 2016 - 10:17 AM

With pro leagues potentially competing with Cebu schools CESAFI may have to think outside the box and region

EXPANSION. Van Halen Parmis, the scouting coach of the UV Green Lancers and PCBL south coordinator, has decided to expand the PCBL to Cebu, Leyte and other areas in Mindanao en route to become a nationwide league. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Sacred Heart downs USJ-R to win CESAFI volleyball title

Oct 31, 2016 - 5:55 PM

Sacred Heart School Ateneo de Cebu is the CESAFI secondary girls champion while University of Southern Philippines Foundation claims the secondary boys crown

CHAMPS. The Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) Magis Eagles are the CESAFI secondary girls volleyball champion. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Gary Cortes: The UV Green Lancers' unlikely champion coach

Oct 27, 2016 - 12:32 AM

In just his second year as head coach and after getting the job by accident Gary Cortes finds his place atop CESAFI basketball

CHAMPION COACH. Coach Gary Cortes leads the UV Green Lancers to the 2016 CESAFI crown. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Rey Suerte's journey from playing sepak takraw to CESAFI MVP

Oct 25, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Suerte goes from playing sepak takraw in grade school to becoming Most Valuable Player in a collegiate basketball league

MVP. Rey Anthony Suerte wins the 2016 CESAFI MVP plum. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UV Green Lancers win CESAFI title with Game 4 victory over USC

Oct 22, 2016 - 7:29 PM

The UV Green Lancers avenge their finals defeat last year to the USC Warriors by winning the 2016 CESAFI title in 4 games

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS. The UV Green Lancers win their 11th CESAFI collegiate basketball championship with a Game 4 victory over the USC Warriors. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Where are the crowds for the CESAFI Finals?

Oct 21, 2016 - 10:27 PM

The 2016 Finals between the UV Green Lancers and USC Warriors has not managed to attract the number of fans as in years past

DIMINISHED CROWDS. The New Cebu Coliseum was far from full for Game 3 despite University of the Visayas being on win away from avenging their defeat last year to the USC Warriors and winning the CESAFI title.

CESAFI: USC Warriors stay alive with Game 3 win over UV

Oct 20, 2016 - 8:52 PM

The UV Green Lancers still hold a 2 1 lead after USC wins the closest game of the series

STAYING ALIVE. Conrad Catapusan shoots for two of his 7 points in USC's win. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler