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It ain’t over till it’s over By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   “IT’S not over until it’s over,” said Manaoag team head coach Ferdinand “Enan” Mangonon before the tossing of the ball for the second of the best-of-three championship series of the 2nd Governor’s Cup Inter-Town/City Basketball Tournament at Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center […]

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Lingayen overwhelms Manaoag, 1-0 By  Jesus A. Garcia, Jr. THEY lack the height and the heft, but they have the speed, better chemistry and higher percentage of shooting accuracy to upset their opponent. Yes, they’re the Lingayen quintet of Mayor Iday Castañeda that overwhelmed last year’s first runner-up and title-favorite Manaoag, 97-75, in their first […]

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Pepito Calip’s amazing Tour ’85 victory By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   BINALONAN native son and former professional cyclist Pepito F. Calip left this world unjustly last March 19. Hopefully, the authorities will soon determine the motive behind his killing, identify and jail the assassins to give justice to the fallen cycling hero of Pangasinan […]

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Manaoag, Lingayen beat foes, clash for title By Jesus Garcia, Jr. THE Manaoag team of Mayor Kim Amador was in a comfy mode after snatching the first game of the best-of-three semifinal series of this year’s 2nd Governor’s Cup Inter-Town/City Basketball Tournament with its scintillating 90-71 win over arch-foe Urdaneta City on March 10. But […]

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Happy and sad By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   SPORTS s aficionados in the province especially our province’s chief executive, the sports-minded Gov. Amado “Pogi” I. Espino, III as well as the management staff of the Pangasinan Sports Development and Management Council headed by chief executive officer Modesto Operaña and Marlon Domalanta, were so elated […]

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Rematch? By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   THE FIRST game of the best-of-three semifinal series of the 2nd Governor’s Cup Inter-Town/City Basketball Tournament held at Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center (NRSCC) in Lingayen last March 10 with jam-packed crowd is another successful affair of Gov. Pogi’s sport project. Defending champion Binmaley and last season’s […]

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Four buted teams By Jesus A Garcia Jr.   THE 2nd Governor’s Cup Inter-Town/City Basketball Tournament, a brainchild sports project of Gov. Amado “Pogi” I. Espino, III is now nearing the homestretch. The Magic Round of eight teams was concluded last March 3 at Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center (NRSCC) in Lingayen. Yes, I […]

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Teams to beat: Binmaley, Urdaneta City By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   AS EXPECTED, the defending champion Binmaley team of Mayor Sammy Rosario finished its last two assignments by beating Asingan through default (20-0) on February 24 and Bayambang by six marks, 103-97, on February 25, to remain untarnished since the start of the 2nd […]

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Surprising Sto. Tomas quintet By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr. THE Sto. Tomas quintet entered the Group B quarterfinals of the 2nd Pangasinan Inter-Town/City Basketball Tournament the hard way. It topped the Northern Conference’s 5th and final slot of the Wild Card round by defeating Alcala, Laoac and Binalonan and joined the ten-town fray of Group […]

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