The Lasallian brand of basketball: Then and now
by Adiel Sam De Jesus and Brian Lance Tamayao
Sports Revisited // June 24, 2012

After winning their first championship in the 1939 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)season, the De La Salle Green Archers have been established as a basketball powerhouse aiming to dominate every season of every college hoop action. During the Green Archers’ NCAA stint from 1924-1981, the ballers from Taft have collected five championships through Kurt Bachmann,…

On advantageous hiatus
by Jess Gusayko and Vrigette Vuelba
Sports News //

One may think that the off-season is vacation time for most of the UAAP teams. Some squads, however, have chosen to utilize their summer break to advance and hone their skills in preparation for the upcoming UAAP season.   Beach Volleyball: Sand skirmish First time partners Wensh Tiu and Kim Fajardo experienced their first bridesmaids…

Lady Spikers captures three-peat, Green Spikers yields title to NU in InterCol
by Tim Alejandro and Joaqui Flores
Sports News //

The Lady Spikers breezes through the tournament with a six-game sweep as the team snags its third straight crown in the PVF National Inter-Collegiate Volleyball Tournament. The Taft-based Volleybelles still managed to clobber reigning NCAA champion, University of Perpetual Help System Delta Lady Altas without team captain Cha Cruz and defense specialist Melissa Gohing, in…

Brand new start, brand new home
by JC Gonzales and Jerome Alvarez
Sports News //

The UAAP has found a new home for its intense basketball action in The Arena, widely known as the Mall of Asia (MoA) Arena, after  its phenomenal run in the Smart Araneta Coliseum. This year’s UAAP host, National University, owned by tycoon Henry Sy, will give the newly-built arena its amateur basketball “baptism of fire”…

General Championship: Evaluating UAAP Season 74
by Tim Alejandro and Joaqui Flores
Sports Feature //

The Basketball championship, highly-anticipated and hyped-up, is just a small trophy when compared to the UAAP General Championship (GC), which the University of Santo Tomas has monopolized for more than a decade already. La Salle in its last three seasons, however, has seen itself inch away from its first GC title; DLSU has always been…

Tribute to a Green Batter: Paolo Mallari
by Min Buenviaje
Green Gallery // June 19, 2012

“I’d rather put a mark on the inspiration. If there would be an inspiration out there, I want it to be me,” Paolo Mallari shared with The LaSallian last March 2010. Paolo Gerardo B. Mallari, more commonly known as Pao, passed away in a vehicular accident that caused his ribs to puncture his lungs in…

Archers stumble as Bulldogs capture title; Torres part of Mythical Five
by Joaqui Flores
Sports News // June 14, 2012

All good things come to an end. After pulling off an impressive three-game winning streak against three marquee teams, the De La Salle Green Archers saw the end of their magical run as the National University Bulldogs claimed the title in a heartbreaking 64-54 loss in this year’s FilOil Flying V Preseason Hanes Cup yesterday…

Title Chase: Archers versus Bulldogs Filoil Championship preview
by Joaqui Flores
Sports News // June 12, 2012

A new champion will be crowned this Tuesday as the resurgent De La Salle Green Archers will square off against the still undefeated National University (NU) Bulldogs. The Green-and-White squad though has proved that the team is once again worthy of a championship status after eliminating three top contenders. On the other hand, the Bulldogs…

Heart and Pride: Archers book Finals trip with win over Lions
by Joaqui Flores and Adiel Sam De Jesus
Sports News // June 10, 2012

“We’re beating good teams and the team really has the heart, the Lasallian heart,” said Br. Bernie Oca FSC, Vice Chancellor for Lasallian Mission and Alumni Relations, after the Archers pulled off three straight wins to enter the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup finals. The Archers has won over defending Filoil and four-peat UAAP champions…

FilOil Semis Preview: Archers vs. Lions
by Joaqui Flores
Sports News // June 9, 2012

After an impressive 84-70 rout of defending their Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) Championship against the San Sebastian Golden Stags, the De La Salle Green Archers booked tickets to the semis to clash with the undefeated San Beda Red Lions. In the opening day of the preseason, La Salle had almost completed a 16-point comeback,…