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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

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

CESAFI: Green Lancers blow out Warriors to take 2-0 advantage

Oct 17, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The UV Green Lancers are now one win away from clinching the 2016 CESAFI crown after a 69 53 win over the USC Warriors

LANCER STORM. Tristan Ray Albina of University of the Visayas puts up a shot near the basket. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: SHS-Ateneo wins 4th straight HS basketball title

Oct 16, 2016 - 7:42 PM

Jed Cedrick Colonia is the MVP for the second straight season as the Magis Eagles sweep the UC Junior Webmasters

CESAFI: SHS-Ateneo downs Don Bosco to win HS football crown

Oct 16, 2016 - 5:56 PM

Leo Maquiling scores the winning goal for the Magis Eagles as SHS Ateneo de Cebu wins its third high school title

FOOTBALL TITLE. Gicxel Booc (4) and Justin Joseph Genson (5) of Don Bosco battle for the ball with SHS-Ateneo's Jacob Alexander Braun (9). Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: UV Green Lancers open finals with blowout win over USC

Oct 15, 2016 - 10:58 PM

The UV Green Lancers dominate the second half putting the defending champion USC Warriors in a 0 1 hole

LANCED. Jan Monic Soliva topscored for the Green Lancers with 18 points. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: Magis Eagles dominate UC in HS Finals Game 1

Oct 14, 2016 - 11:06 PM

Sacred Heart School Ateneo de Cebu is one game away from its fourth straight high school title

DOMINANCE. Jed Cedric Colonia and the Magis Eagles ran all over the Junior Webmasters in Game 1 of the CESAFI high school finals. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Fear of threats after 'blood' message found in CESAFI locker room

Oct 14, 2016 - 12:27 AM

Don’t lose the game is written in a red liquid on the UV Green Lancers locker room mirror prompting concern for the team s safety

CRYPTIC MESSAGE. UV Green Lancers coach Gary Cortez shows where the wordi were written on the mirror. The mirror had allegedly been wiped clean when the team went back to the dugout during halftime. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: Magis Eagles, Junior Webmasters set for High School finals rematch

Oct 12, 2016 - 3:47 AM

Sacred Heart School Ateneo de Cebu and University of Cebu will face off in the best of 3 finals beginning Friday

FLYING HIGH. Last season's MVP Jed Cedrick Colonia will try to lead SHS-AdC Magis Eagles to the 2016 High School title. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: Green Lancers hold off Cobras to extend series

Oct 09, 2016 - 10:42 PM

Also USC avenges their defeat to USJ R in their semis series

BACK AT YOU. Jan Monic Soliva of the Green Lancers rises to the rim for a layup. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: UV Baby Lancers move closer to finals

Oct 09, 2016 - 7:13 PM

The UV Baby Lancers move to 2 0 against the UC Junior Webmasters while the Magis Eagles rebound to beat the CEC Dragons

CRUISING. Froiland Maglasang of the Baby Lancers puts up a layup in Game 2 of the CESAFI high school semifinals. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: Cobras stifle defending champ Warriors to kick off semis

Oct 08, 2016 - 10:57 PM

The Southwestern University Phinma Cobras go in a 19 0 run to pull off a Game one victory over the USC Warriors

CLUTCH. Mac Tallo of SWU scored 11 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter to clinch the victory. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: Junior Webmasters, Baby Lancers open semifinals with wins

Oct 08, 2016 - 8:35 PM

The UC Junior Webmasters beat the Magis Eagles for the second time this season while the Baby Lancers avoid an upset vs the CEC Dragons

LITTLE BUT FEARLESS. Gelmart Umpad, who stands just 4-foot-11, finished with a career-high 30 points for the UC Junior Webmasters in the victory. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: USJ-R routs CIT-U to complete semis cast

Oct 07, 2016 - 8:21 PM

The Jaguars will play the UV Green Lancers in the semis while SWU Phinma faces the USC Warriors

JAGUAR RUN. RJ Dinolan (C) finished with a career-high 31 points to go along with 6 rebounds and 5 steals as the USJ-R Jaguars completed the semifinals cast. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: Wildcats force quarters rubber match with Jaguars

Oct 06, 2016 - 8:23 PM

CIT U and USJ R will meet once again on Friday with a semifinals spot at stake

WILD RUN. John Anthony Lucena of the CIT-U Wildcats puts up a shot under the rim. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: UV Green Lancers, USC Warriors advance to semis

Oct 04, 2016 - 9:48 PM

UV and USC join Southwestern University Phinma in the CESAFI semis after winning their respective quarterfinal games

WARRIOR MODE. Scothy Ntumba of the USC Warriors throws down a slam during the semis-clinching win. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: Jaguars hand Green Lancers their second loss

Sep 11, 2016 - 3:04 PM

The Jaguars get the victory despite having only 10 players on their roster

CESAFI: Sacred Heart downplays head lock incident with UV player

Sep 06, 2016 - 3:13 PM

Officials from Sacred Heart School Ateneo de Cebu say they are not giving more attention to photos of a head lock incident among players circulating on Facebook

HEAD LOCK? Photos of a University of the Visayas player appearing to put a Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu player in a head lock circulate on social media. Photos from Anthony Hejie Suralta's Facebook account

CESAFI: Tallo takes over as SWU remains unbeaten

Sep 05, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Also the UV Green Lancers defeat the CIT U Wildcats behind 17 points from Rey Suerte

LANCED. Rey Suerte scored 17 points in a win by the UV Green Lancers. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: USJ-R Jaguars finish first round with blowout win over USPF

Sep 04, 2016 - 8:50 AM

The USJ R Jaguars move to 4 2 while the Panthers drop to 1 5

JAGUARS WIN. USJ-R Jaguars player Juan Miguel Gastador earned best player honors. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: SWU Cobras defeat UV Green Lancers in possible finals preview

Sep 02, 2016 - 1:56 PM

SWU finishes the first round at 6 0 as the two top teams in this year s CESAFI goes down to the wire

COBRAS STRIKE FIRST. MacMac Tallo of SWU took over in the closing minutes, scoring 7 straight points in the final 5 minutes to clinch the win. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI player Macion hopes hoops success helps find his father

Sep 01, 2016 - 4:30 PM

While many college players dream of making it to the PBA UV Green Lancer Michael Angelo Macion just hopes to reconnect with the father he hasn t seen since age 4

HOOP DREAMS. Michael Angelo Macion hopes national exposure on TV will help him reestablish contact with his father. Meanwhile he's pursuing a college degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and contributing to his team's cause on the court. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: USC Warriors win overtime thriller over UC Webmasters

Aug 31, 2016 - 4:15 AM

USC tops UC in what may have been the most exciting game so far in the CESAFI season

HIGH JUMP. UC Webmasters' Geliant Delator rides on the back of USC Warriors' Ian Jefferson Tagapan on his way to the basket. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: UV Green Lancers avenge finals loss to USC Warriors

Aug 29, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Also the USPF Panthers end their 4 year 31 straight losing streak with a win over the CIT U Wildcats

REVENGE. The Warriors' Conrad Catapusan tries to block the shot of Green Lancers' Jayson Balabag. The Green Lancers laughed last in this rematch of last season's finals. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: Magis Eagles send message with Greywolves annihilation

Aug 28, 2016 - 12:10 PM

The Magis Eagles blow out Don Bosco while the SWU Phinma Cobras defeat the UC Webmasters

FLYING HIGH. Andrew Velasco of the Magis Eagles scored 10 points in the rout over Don Bosco. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: USJ-R finishes daily sweep with college, HS wins

Aug 26, 2016 - 12:37 PM

The USJ R Jaguars and Baby Jaguars win their respective games including a victory over defending seniors champs USC

MYTHICAL PERFORMANCE. Mythical 5 player Ralph Jude Dinolan came off the bench to contribute 20 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and one steal for the USJ-R Jaguars. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: Don Bosco continues unlikely first place run

Aug 24, 2016 - 5:04 AM

The DBTC Greywolves move to 4 0 with a victory over Southwestern University

UNDERDOGS ON TOP. Jomari Ranuco of Don Bosco drives to the rim against Southwestern University defenders. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: UV Green Lancers, SWU Cobras remain unbeaten

Aug 22, 2016 - 12:48 PM

The UV Green Lancers cruise to an easy win over USPF while the SWU Cobras defeat USJ R in overtime

BRAVO COBRAS. Rolly Bravo of the SWU Cobras makes his move to the rim. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: UC Webmasters beat CITU for first time in 3 years

Aug 20, 2016 - 11:37 PM

University of Cebu has a reason to celebrate after solving the CITU puzzle for the first time in years

REJECTED. USPF Baby Panthers' Dennis Archival blocks the shot of Don Bosco Greywolves Rommel Joseph Jumao-as. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: UC Junior Webmasters avenge finals loss to Magis Eagles

Aug 16, 2016 - 11:53 PM

The UC Junior Webmasters remain unbeaten with a victory over Sacred Heart School Ateneo de Cebu

ROUGH PLAY. UC Junior Webmaster Gelmart Umpad and SHS-Ateneo big man collide while trying to seize possession. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: Don Bosco tops Baby Lancers in brawl rematch

Aug 14, 2016 - 2:13 PM

The Greywolves Magis Eagles and Dragons earn wins in Cebu

LOOSE BALL. Members of the SHS-Ateneo and CIT squads scramble for a loose ball. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: UV Green Lancers take solo lead after topping USJ-R

Aug 11, 2016 - 11:38 PM

The UV Green Lancers earn a hard fought victory over the USJ R Jaguars as Bassieru Sackor registers a double double

LANCED. Bassieru Sackor of University of the Visayas had 17 points and 19 rebounds in the victory.Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI games to be shown on Aksyon TV this season

Aug 05, 2016 - 12:52 PM

Select CESAFI games will be aired on delay this season by the TV 5 owned cable station

NEW DEAL. CESAFI, Smart and Viva officials are seated in front of CESAFI muses. This coming season will be seen by a larger audience due to the league's new TV deal. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler