Sports Feature
Going back home: A story of two Archers
by Brian Lance Tamayao and Vrigette Vuelba
Sports Feature // July 22, 2012

As high-profile recruits join DLSU, two Green Archers from the last UAAP roster stepped out and returned to their respective alma maters. University of the Philippines Integrated School (UPIS) standout Samuel Joseph Marata and San Beda Red Cub playmaker Roldan Sara were out of the 2012 FilOil Flying V Premiere Cup Pre-season lineup while the…

LSAL 2011-12: Unfinished business
by Jamie Lau and Charles Usi
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La Salle Athletic League (LSAL) 2011-2012, the annual intercollegiate sports tournament for all Lasallian undergraduate students, has encountered delays and questions amongst the student participants. Midway through the second term, LSAL basketball, volleyball and futsal games were suspended and rescheduled toting up confusion in the league. Come third term, some games were indefinitely postponed without…

DLSU Animo Squad: A new start
by JC Gonzales and Jerome Alvarez
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Coming from a year of upsets and accomplishments, the DLSU Animo Squad will be put to the test once again. A new system that uses an organizational chart will be introduced to attain the team’s short and long-term goals. Departure of the veterans and conflict of class schedules are two of the many challenges the…

Shuttlers: Gearing for a come back
by Adiel Sam De Jesus
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The Green and Lady Shuttlers shared the same fate in UAAP season 74, but they are now ready to pull a breakaway in season 75. “Even though we didn’t go far up to the championships, we were able to have a place [3rd] that still contributed to elevate DLSU’s rank in the overall championships,” said…

Taekwondo: Jins set eyes on the prize
by Brian Lance Tamayao
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After a failed title defense last season, the DLSU Green Jins are aiming to regain the title from the UST Jins this season. The Season 73 UAAP champions has been reinforced with four promising recruits, three of which hail from the La Salle Greenhills (LSGH) program that dominated the NCAA Juniors Division in the past…

Lady Archers: Sniping for the bigger prize
by Tim Alejandro and Joaqui Flores
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Despite Miller Ong’s last second downtown equalizer in the 4th quarter, the Lady Archers fell short at a choky 62-43 loss in the the team’s preseason campaign to bag the 18th Fr. Martin championship title against the Adamson Lady Falcons. “Everybody [Lady Archers] just starts to get teary-eyed. It’s a good thing that it [loss]…

Green and Lady Tankers: Keeping afloat
by Tim Alejandro and Joaqui Flores
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Last season, the DLSU Swimming teams had a good turnout as the Green Tankers reclaimed the championship title, while the Lady Tankers maintained the team’s third place podium finish for the last three years. After the impressive performance, a new season for swimming dawns upon the Green-and-White Tankers.   Treading in troubled waters A new…

Beach volleyball: Setting in the sand
by Jamie Lau
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Volleyball featuring only two players a side is a sure challenge to those who are used to playing indoor volleyball. This explains the Lady Spikers’ performance last year; UAAP Season 74’s Women’s volleyball champion, the Lady Spikers, did not translate the team’s dominance in indoor volleyball to beach volleyball. After hard-fought games, the Lady Spikers…

On revenge and title defense: Bernales and the Judokas
by Vrigette Vuelba and Jess Gusayko
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Eyes on the prize. This has always been the motto and mindset of every DLSU Judoka. Now that the UAAP season is just around the corner, Head Coach Sam Bernales will see the fruit of more than a years worth of work. “It took me a year to make the training program for the upcoming…

“Unbreakable at 75”, UAAP officially on
by Jamie Lau and Charles Usi
Sports Feature // July 15, 2012

It’s that time of the school year again. The long wait is over, as the curtains have been raised. The 75th season of the UAAP is now officially open. All summer long, the development of the new venue of the UAAP, the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena, has aroused excitement from sports fanatics for…