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2011: Animo Squad’s UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2nd place shocker
by Troy Santiago
Sports Feature // January 8, 2012

Around 20,842 people witnessed the performance of the DLSU Animo squad as they took the 1st runner-up crown by surprise at the 2011 Samsung-UAAP Cheer Dance Competition last October. The Animo Squad catapulted themselves to second place from last year’s fifth place finish, the squad’s comeback in the UAAP cheerdance top three. During the start…


On leaving Ateneo and finding a new home at De La Salle
by Garren Elorde and Brian Lance Tamayao
Sports Feature // November 29, 2011

A high school basketball superstar in Cebu, Mark “Macmac” Tallo is creating a buzz in Manila not only because of his feisty basketball skills, but also because of his controversial transfer from Ateneo to DLSU. This 17-year old basketball prodigy switched sides after playing time problems under the Ateneo Blue Eagle. He left Coach Noman…


Nikko Huelgas, National Triathlete
by Vrigette Vuelba
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Green Tanker and national triathlon record holder Nikko Huelgas nabbed the seventh over-all spot in the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Asian Championships Elite 23-Under category, held last Sept. 23 in Taipei, Taiwan. Fresh from a 7-day ITU Elite U23 training camp in Jeju, South Korea, 20-year old Huelgas is already eyeing the road to the…


Once an Archer, Always an Archer
by Jamie Lau and Min Buenviaje
Sports Feature // October 20, 2011

“I entered DLSU as a champion, and I want to graduate a champion.” – Simon Atkins Simon Atkins’ always said that he is aiming for a championship when he came to UAAP Season 74. The Lasallian community knows that they have failed to hit the mark. They were not able to force a playoff with…


Green and Lady Spikers caught in early sands
by Troy Santiago
Sports Feature // September 28, 2011

The strong winds and rainfall playing with the sun didn’t stop UAAP Season 74 Beach Volleyball Tournament to unfold once more at the hostile grounds of the University of the East-Caloocan sand courts. As newly-minted Beach Spikers Michele Therese Gumabao, rookie Camille Cruz and reinforcement Abigail Maraño finished the September 7 eliminations with a 3-2…


DLSU Tennisters aces Olivarez Open, warms up for UAAP games
by Min Buenviaje and Brian Lance Tamayao
Sports Feature // September 25, 2011

With roughly four months to go before UAAP lawn tennis games, the DLSU Green and Lady Tennisters reinforced their preparations at the Olivarez-PHILTA Open Championships Intercollegiate Level at Sucat, Parañaque last Aug. 1-21. The Lady Tennisters took home the pre-season crown as they whitewashed a talented UST squad, 3-0, while the Green Tennisters yielded against…


LSAL: a new ball game
by Bimbo Sarmiento
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With the UAAP basketball season almost over and volleyball action set late this year, the PBA’s 37th season kicking off in barely a month’s time, and provided that the NBA would come to terms with the best ballers in the world before the Oct. 9 deadline, for the meantime, DLSU have the La Salle Athletic…


Green Tennisters off to scorching start
by Bimbo Sarmiento
Sports Feature // January 23, 2011

After last season’s bridesmaid finish to the University of Santo Tomas, the DLSU Green Tennisters used that defeat as a motivation for this season’s campaign. True enough, their hard work during the off-season is paying off as the revenge-minded Tennisters were able to start the season and the year right by pulling off back-to–back wins….


Contrasting finishes attained by Green and Lady Fencers
by Charles Usi
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A year ago the two teams suffered the same fate, finishing last in both divisions, and yet a year removed from their dismal performances, the DLSU Green and Lady Fencers churned out stints that was as opposite as black and white. The Lady Fencers went from being the bottom-feeder at the end of last year’s…


Green and Lady Spikers: Ready, set, spike
by Charles Usi
Sports Feature // November 21, 2010

As a new season approaches, so do new expectations. The DLSU Green and Lady Spikers are up for the challenge. “As of now, we are expecting to be in the top four kasi [because] last year we placed fifth,” Green Spikers Head Coach Sammy Acaylar said regarding his expectations about the Green Spikers. Coach Acaylar is…