DEFENDING champion Xavier School stayed on track for another championship showdown with rival Chiang Kai Shek as the elimination phase of the 31st Hitachi Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association Junior Tournament neared its end at the CKSC Gym. Peter Atencio, Manila Standard Today
There are many tales of champions, but the ones that are best remembered are those that speak of triumphs over adversity – especially when the adversary comes from within. Mr. Enzo Flojo, Campus Ministry and Service Office Staff
Yes, they did it again. The Xavier varsity team made up of the youngest athletes in school has added another feather on their caps when it captured the Rizal Football Association(RIFA) Cup plum. Mr. Gerard Delas Penas, Athletics Coordinator
Xavier School outclassed St. Jude Catholic School, 67-39, to seize second place in the Juniors Division of the Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association competitions held at the Chiang Kai Shek gym last Wednesday, Jan. 31. Henry Liao ‘72
The majesty of Ultimate Frisbee is flight. As the disc cuts through the wind, it displays the perfect balance between grace and power. Those long throws that eventually scale the field’s length and land on the palms of a teammate in the endzone are the stuff of Frisbee lore. Mr. Enzo Flojo, HS CMSO Staff
On January 13, Saturday, the Tiong Lian basketball competition’s elimination round began. In this competition, 7 Chinese schools are pitted against one another, all aiming to win the championship and prove the superiority of their basketball skills. Raphael Ryan Malilay (H3B)
Xavier’s grade school and high school chess teams had a chance to test their mettle against tough competition at the Xavier Interscholastic Chess Team Challenge held last November 25, December 9 and December 16, 2006 at the Xavier High School Cafeteria. Mr. John Sy, Chess Team Coach
RICH in history and proud in its tradition, the Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association, the longest and most prestigious Chinese-Filipino amateur basketball league in the country today, unwraps its 31st season on Jan. 13 at the Chiang Kai Shek College Gym.
A Xavier varsity team made up of the youngest athletes in school has been the most consistently performing team this current school year. As of this date, the Midgets G/H Football team, composed of Prep and Grade 1 students, is the team that has brought home the most number of championship titles. Mr. Larry De Las Peñas, Athletics Coordinator
The Xavier Bowling Team ended what had been a rather uneventful 2006 with a bang as the pair of Carl Lim and J. Em Ang took home the bronze medal at the doubles event of the 14th National Youth Championships. Taking on the country’s best bowlers aged 23 and below,the keglers were unfazed by their slow start and came to a roaring finish. Mr. Sharwin Tee (XS '96), Xavier Bowling Team Coach
Last October, the Xavier High School Volleyball team went up against Colegio de San Agustin (CSA) during the semi-finals of the Inter-Scholastic Sports Association (ISSA) Volleyball League.
The Xavier High School Volleyball team was tired and worn out, as they had just won a grueling 4-set game against St. Stephen High School three hours earlier. They could not afford to relax though, as they had a formidable opponent to battle in the Philippine Amateur Youth Association (PAYA) Volleyball tournament. Kyle Ong, Xavier Volleyball Player
The Manila Spirits Tournament, held last November 25-26, 2006 at the Ayala Alabang Country Club, stirred in the Xavier Ultimate team emotions of joy, nervousness, and all else --- in quarters, halves, and minutes. We reveled in the pre-game promise of championship and the stunning spirit of the game. Katrina Manas (Poveda '07), Xavier Ultimate Player
The second round of the eliminations in the Faculty and Staff Athletics Association of Private Schools (FASAAPS) women’s volleyball tournament transpired from November 15 to November 29, 2006. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, XS Volleyball Player
After a respectable Pool B finish in the 2006 Habagat League, the Xavier Ultimate (XU) team will try its luck in the upcoming Manila Spirits 2006 at the Alabang Country Club football field on November 25 and 26.
Last November 10, 2006, the Xavier volleyball team faced Philippine Institute of Quezon City (PIQC) in the Filipino-Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation (FCAAF) Volleyball Tournament held at the Xavier HS gym. Jordan Tee (H4B), Xavier Volleyball Player
The Xavier School women’s faculty team closed the first round of the Faculty and Staff Athletics Association of Private Schools (FASAAPS) women’s volleyball with a victory over Don Bosco Mandaluyong last November 8, 2006. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, XS Volleyball Player
During the 2005 season of the Philippine Athletic Youth Association (PAYA) Juniors Basketball Tournament, the Xavier School Stallions (led by 2006 UAAP Rookie of the Year Woody Co) went unbeaten all through out the eliminations and semifinals only to falter in the Championship game. Mr. Enzo Flojo, HS-CMSO Formation Staff
Last Sunday, October 8, 2006, Team Xavier Ultimate (XU) trooped to the Ayala Alabang Country Club Football Field for the Habagat Tournament Finals of the Philippine Ultimate Association. Mr. Enzo Flojo, HS-CMSO Formation Staff and Xavier Ultimate Player
Last Saturday, September 23, 2006 , the Xavier Ultimate (XU) team – the first-ever Ultimate Frisbee team of Xavier School – trooped to the University of the Philippines Sunken Garden for another raucous day of disc action. Mr. Enzo Flojo, HS-CMSO Formation Staff and Xavier Ultimate Player
Members of the Xavier Bowling Team were brought in for one specific purpose, and they did their jobs well. Team captain J. Em Ang (H4D), Carl Lim (H2F) and Timothy Hung (G7E) joined team 2000s in the 1st Legacy Challenge last Sunday, September 18, 2006, and they more than held their own as they helped the youngest team win the historic title. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, Bowling Team Coach
No one thought he would do much. That is why Timothy Hung (G7E) decided to strut his stuff, and he ended up not only surprising the alumni, but impressing them as well. Mr. Sharwin Tee, Bowling Coach
People say that in every opportunity, there is always a trade off or a sacrifice, but after which there is always a treasure waiting to be unfolded for you. During the past weeks of August, I was given another opportunity to partake in Skate Asia 2006, a figure skating competition where I represented both my country and my school. Marc Camaligan (H4G)
Losing our first two games in the Habagat Ultimate Frisbee League in the first week of the game, the Xavier Ultimate Team came with renewed spirits this time. Shana Watts, Xavier Ultimate Player
The Sports Club Program offered by the Xavier Athletics and Physical Education Department continues to receive positive responses among its enrollees. Membership in a sports club brings many benefits. Larry De Las Peñas, Athletics Coordinator
Xavier Club de Escrime standouts gained top honors in the 4th Philippine Cadet Fencing Championships held last 12 August 2006 at the Philippine Amateur Fencing Association(PAFA) Fencing Hall in Philsports Pasig. Larry De Las Peñas, Athletics Coordinator
The Xavier basketball teams continue to lead the charge in this school year’s sports season by clearing their initial assignments in the Milo SBP – Passerelle and the Philippine Athletic Youth Association(PAYA) Basketball Tournaments. Larry De Las Peñas, Athletics Coordinator
This is to inform our students, parents and the community that the Coach E Basketball School is now here in Xavier School through our Sports Club Programs. The Xavier – Coach E Basketball School is an individual and small group learning experience that enhances the development of skill level of players. Larry De Las Peñas, Athletics Coordinator
The Milo SBP(Small Basketeers of the Philippines) and Passarelle Basketball Tournament kicked off last July 9 at the Fr. Rafael Cortina Sports Center with a parade of teams and an opening program. Larry De Las Peñas, Athletics Coordinator
Commitment is the theme of Xavier Athletics. The biggest, and maybe the only, incentive of our student-athletes in making a commitment is the privilege of carrying the school flag in interscholastic athletic competitions. Gerard Laurence N. Delas Penas, Athletics Coordinator
Over the summer, two of our Grade School tennis players kept themselves busy training and competing in some tournaments. Their dedication to their sport allowed them to make a mark in the Metro Manila and Philippine Junior tennis scene. Larry Delas Peñas, Athletics Coordinator
Last Sunday, June 25, 2006, members of the Xavier Bowling team participated in the Philippine Bowling Congress 2nd National Youth Quarterly 2006 and brought home two medals from each division they participated in. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, Bowling Coach
The Sports Club Program offered by the Xavier Athletics and Physical Education Department is continuing to receive positive responses among its enrollees. Gerard Laurence N. Delas Penas, Athletics Coordinator
The Xavier School Athletic Program aims to promote sportsmanship and to foster the development of the Student-Athlete into a man of good character by promoting not only the student’s physical development, but his psycho-emotional, social, ethical, and academic development as well. Gerard Laurence N. Delas Penas, Athletics Coordinator
Jose Alfonso Bautista of the Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) Stingrays emerged as the Most Outstanding Swimmer for the 8 years old and under age class at the 30th Mantas Invitational Swim Meet held last May 13 and 14 at the Shing Mun Valley Swimming Complex in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong.
The Fr. Rafael Cortina Sports Center will be formally inaugurated and blessed on June 9, 2006, marking the official start of the school’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations.
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