Mens sana in corpore sano, a sound mind in a healthy body.
ISA Games was held on 9 November. Learners from G1 to Y4 were divided into 4 teams. Advisers, team leaders together with the members enthusiastically worked together to come up with impressive cheers and yells, and cheer dances.
The PE division headed by Mr. Serapion Garillos prepared games for G4 to Y4 such as basketball,
ISAers must not only perform well academically but in sports as well. In the ongoing Iloilo Schools Sports Association (ISSA) meet, ISAers have shown they can perform exceptionally well in sports too.
ISA elementary basketball team had its debut where they competed against the prominent teams of Iloilo Central Commercial High School and Westbridge. On its game against Westbridge, ISA team had shown that it has the potential to develop into a force to be reckoned with. Winning 43 against Westbridge 38 was an encouraging start.
|In badminton, elementary learners were able to bag the championship in girls’ doubles with Bea Marie Chang and Kathlyn Marie Lim, while Kamila Gaye Lao placed third in the individual contest last 22-23 September. In the high school events, Nesan Muleta won second place in the boy single.|
The recently organized ISA elementary and high school basketball teams have their first match during the Iloilo Schools Sports Association (ISSA) meet in August.
ISA elementary and high school Basketball teams were organized under the supervision of ISA Board Vice-chairman Mr. Venido Peña.
Basketball, football, taekwondo, and swimming are the four sports program introduced by the school administration in school year 2012-13.
The 11 silver medals came from the following events (Elementary): Jea Silver Bulls Amper and Kamila Gay Lao in Badminton doubles; Kent Alve in Long Jump; Joseph Pabalinas in Shot Put; Ma. Alea Casorla in High Jump; Hannah Labrador in Triple Jump; Steffi Lao in 1500M Run; Anna Dominique Trimanez in Shot Put and Discus Throw; and Team 1st Runner-up in Chess. (High School): Christian Cabangbang in 100M Dash and 200M Dash. (See more in this article)
Below are the bronze medalists: High School Girl Table Tennis Team; High School Badminton Doubles, Nesan Muleta and Roy Ahhi; Elem Track and Field Team; Caleb Barlin in elementary Freestyle; Nesan Muleta and Unna Fernandez in Dance Sports (Standard).
In the Integrated meet on 10-16 December, Mary Chua brought home 1 gold in the Badminton Mixed, 1 silver in girl singles, and 1 silver in the team event. Grade 6 Roisse Tubar also brought home 1 silver in the Table Tennis individual event.
The results of this year's Iloilo Private Schools Athletic Association Sports Meet showed that ISA is even closer to fulfilling her goal of nurturing learners not only to excel intellectually but also adept in sports.
All throughout the games since its opening on 16 November, ISAthletes had shown that they are serious contenders who are capable of putting up a tight fight with the best players from other schools.
Despite of the regular academic pressures they need to face, many were able to prove that they are physically at par with athletes from other schools in various sports events as evidently shown in the results:
All in all the IloPRISAA 2010 was another round of victory for every ISAthlete and for the whole ISA community.
The 44th Iloilo Private Schools Athletic Association sports competition opened on 21 November. As expected, ISAthletes performed remarkably, and maintained their strong presence, in table tennis, badminton, and track and field. For three consecutive years, ISA's Table Tennis Elementary Boys and Girls teams proved unbeatable, both teams were champions again this year. Moreover, Table Tennis Secondary Boys and Girls teams won second and third place, respectively. ISA's Badminton Secondary Girls team won second place, while both Badminton Elementary Boys and Girls teams won third place. In track and field, the elementary girls ISAlethes brought home 3 gold, 5 silver, and 5 bronze, making them second place in the overall tally. Their boys counterpart, on the other hand, won 1 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze. ISA's track and field secondary girls team won 2 silver and 1 bronze, while the boys team won 1 bronze.
ISA held its annual Sports fest last 23 October at Iloilo Sports Complex. The day began with the opening ceremony whose highlight was the lighting of the torch by Ruvyn Mitch Tan, a Palarong Pambasa representative for table tennis.
The four teams vied for first place in the cheering track and field, table tennis, basketball, volleyball, badminton, and chess. Traditional parlor games were also played in the morning.
At the end of the day, Red Team was hailed overall champion while Yellow Team came in second and Green Team third.
Red Team dominated the chess, badminton, and track and field events, while Yellow Team flourished in basketball, table tennis, and cheering. Green Team was also declared over-all champion in the parlor games and volleyball.
The Preschool Department held its Sports Fest last 28 November 2008 at the DepEd Iloilo Division Social Hall. The place was packed with excited learners and parents. Learners of each level showcased their talent in dancing inspired by the 80's. Aside from this, there was also a search for Little Mr. and Ms. Sports Fest '08. Nine learners, 5 girls and 4 boys, vied for the title.
ISAers took home a total of 33 medals in the 43rd Iloilo Private Schools Athletics Association (IloPRISAA) Sports, Academic and Literary-Musical meet last 18-28 November.
In Sports, ISAers won 6 gold, 11 silver, and 12 bronze medals. Moreover, ISA Elementary Track and Field Girls team was the overall champion, while the secondary chess girls team grabbed the 1st runner up title.
IloPRISAA held its opening ceremony at Central Philippine University last 18 November, with the theme “Filipino Youth: Accepting the Challenge for Change”. Below are the sports events won by the ISAthletes.
GOLD: Javelin and Discus throw elementary girls (Aiofe Fahy), High Jump and Triple Jump elementary girls (Shayne Angelie Trinidad), Table Tennis elementary boys (Kevinn Friedrich Chan, Joseph Joshua Te, Jherod Miquel Tilos, and Marc Yu), Table Tennis elementary girls (Marion Nicole Lim, Pauline Zachie Chiu, Camille Frances Billones, and Anne Melissa Co).
SILVER: Discus elementary boys (Robert Hudak), High Jump and Triple Jump elementary girls (Michelle Breindy Uy), Shot Put Elementary girls (Aoife Fahy), Long Jump elementary girls (Shayne Angelie Trinidad), 1500m Run elementary girls (Stacey Sophie Ravago), Triple Jump secondary girls (Emma Rose Guanco), Table Tennis secondary boys (Edward Calaguas, Christian Dinero, Vincent Labaclado, and Gian Trimañez), Table Tennis secondary girls (Justine Nikki Aguirre, Helinda Muleta, Krishnae Princess Tan, and Kathleen Yu), Badminton secondary girl doubles (Krisha Wee and Mary Chua), Chess secondary girls Team (Clarissa Joyce Tiu and Maria Fairie Tay)
BRONZE: Javelin and Shot Put elementary girls (Alyssa Rivero), Long Jump elementary girls (Michelle Breindy Uy), 4x100 m Relay and 4x400 m Relay elementary girls (Michelle Breindy Uy, Stacey Ravago, Shane Trinidad and Marivie Cordero), High Jump secondary girls (Emma Rose Guanco), Badminton secondary girls (Hannah Stephanie Co), Chess secondary boys Board 1 (Paul Arthur Edward Tresico), Chess elementary girls Board 1 (Anne Danielle Tay)
ISA Sports Fest '08 last 24 October 2008 at Iloilo Sports Complex served as a breather for the learners and facilitators alike as it gave them the chance to break free from their academic responsibilities.
Held a day after the learners' second quarter examination, the said event was greeted with so much energy and enthusiasm. The elementary and secondary learners were divided into 4 teams: Yellow, Red, Green and Blue, each with their assigned leaders.
A day before the event, the excitement started to heighten as team leaders gathered their team mates to discuss and practice some strategies on how to bag the awards. A great deal of time and effort was also spent in preparation for one of the major events, the Cheers and Yells Contest.
Sports Fest '08 was opened formally by ISA executive director, Mr. Peter Chan. The lighting of the torch was done by two secondary learners, John Christian Dinero and Helinda Marie Muleta. Cheers and yells contest came first and followed by the parlor games which were participated with learners from Grades 1 to 3. At exactly 9 am, all the major sports events started ranging from track and field, relay, ball games, table tennis and chess.
The four teams tried to out match each other in order to get a good over-all standing. The final tally showed Red Team was the over-all champion, followed by the Blue, Yellow and Green Teams, in that order.
Sports Fest ensures that the school does not only develop the academic prowess of its learners but also promotes sports as a major factor essential to their holistic development as it promotes the values of sportsmanship.
ISA chess class learners took part in the Shell Chess Tournament last 30 August 2008 at SM City. 316 competed in the Kiddies division. Out of seven rounds, First year ISAer Elijah Ong won four rounds and one draw. Grade 4 learners Danniele Anne Tay, Kloie Gil and Keann Avery Cheng won four rounds, three rounds and one round, respectively. Ira Ong, a grade three learner, won three rounds.
Grace Rebollos, a member of Region 6 Table Tennis Girls Team, bagged the silver medal in the Palarong Pambansa (National Sports Meet) Team event. The competition was held in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, last 21-24 April 2008.
Grace Rebollos, a member of Iloilo Table Tennis High School Girls Team, bagged the gold in the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association Team event. The competition was held in San Jose, Antique last 15-16 March 2008.
10-14 December 2007, ISA sent its table tennis and badminton teams to participate in the Iloilo School Sports Council Meet. The perfect and competent tandem of Grace Rebollos and Justine Betsy Aguirre once again outmatched their contenders and won the championship title for the Table Tennis Girls Team. Grace Rebollos also won third place in the High School Table Tennis Girls Single.
In the badminton match, Emma Rose Guanco and Mary Elizabeth Chua of Grade 6 helped defend the championship title of the Elementary Badminton Girls Team. The tandem won second place in the elementary badminton Girls Double.
ISAers have indeed been excelling both in academics and sports.
The 42nd Iloilo Private Schools Athletics Association (IloPRISAA) meet had its opening ceremony in Western Institute of Technology last 20 November 2007. This year's theme was "Healing and Reconciliation for a Unified Nation."
For three successive years, ISAers proved to be competent individuals in the field of sports. The 8 gold medal tallied by ISA were produced by its learners in sports (7) and one in literary- musical contest.
Again, ISA remains unbeatable in the English oration as Fritzie Gayle Diez of 4th year Rizal won first place. Last year, Angelie Ong was champion in this event. In English Declamation, 6th grader Jia Fem Bolinas won a bronze medal.
Other gold medals were won in shot put, javelin throw, long jump and triple jump. The school tallied 10 silver medals from different sports events namely discus throw, javelin throw, high jump, 4 x 100 relay, 4 x 400 relay, badminton and table tennis. It also acquired 12 bronze medals from javelin throw, shot put, long jump, 1500m dash, 100m dash, swimming, badminton, chess and table tennis.
In terms of medal tally, the result of this year's meet didn't quite match the performance the ISAthletes had last year (ISA won 12 gold, 9 silver and 12 bronze last year); though in academic-literary-musical contests the school is steadily heading forward.
|The elementary boys' team in table tennis showed supremacy as the girls' team managed to rank second. The high school girls' team got the silver medal while the high school boys' team settled for bronze.|
|In another field of sport, Mary Elizabeth Chua with her partner Emma Rose Guanco won gold medal for the girls double in badminton while the high school girls double managed to bag the silver medal. The additional 3 bronze medals were won in badminton for elementary and high school mixed double and high school girls single.|
|In the 4 x 400 relay, the girls' team finished second. Meanwhile, Grade 4 learners Stacey Sophie Ravago and 5th grader Mary Elizabeth Chua grabbed the bronze medals in the 1500m run and 100m dash, respectively.|
|ISA Swimming Team won a bronze medal.|
|Member of ISA Chess Team, Grade 3 Anne Danielle Tay, won a bronze medal.|
The ISA Preschool Department had its 4th annual sports festival at CAP Auditorium on 29 November. The little learners sported beautifully designed costumes and props for their field demonstration. Nursery kids wore "Mr. Frosty the Snowman" attire with cane while the kinder I learners had maracas and pompoms for their "Mambo" and "Jingle Bells Rock" dances.
|The field demo was followed by the"Search for the Little Mr. and Ms. Sports Fest 2007", showcasing learners' talents in modeling and dancing.|
|The ISA Student Council's Marathon for a Cause kicked off ISA's Sportsfest 2007 last 25 October 2007. The learners raced from the ISA campus to the Iloilo Sports Complex early that morning as part of the opening ceremony of the sports competitions.|
|The Green Team was declared over-all champion after bagging first places in cheering, parlor games, volleyball, and track and field. The Blue Team came in as 1st runner up after securing the first places in basketball and chess. The 2nd runner up was awarded to Yellow Team with a first place in Badminton. The Red Team settled for 3rd runner up in the over-all ranking.|
|This school year the Parent's Association was also involved in the preparations for the activity in providing food for the learners and in supervising for the certificates and prizes. Mrs. Angelita Naces, Parent's Association Vice President, awarded the prizes to the winners during the awarding ceremony late that afternoon.|
Lara Hudak, a 1st year Lu Xun learner, bagged silver and bronze medals in the Kata (showmanship) category and Komite (sparring) category, respectively, during the Philippine Olympic Festival Karatedo competition held at Gaisano City Iloilo on 14-15 September.
Grade 5 Shakespeare learner Robert Hudak, Lara's younger brother, also won silver medal in the Kata (showmanship) competition.
Athletes from different regions of the country participated in the tournament.
This once again proves that many ISA learners do not only excel academically (Lara earned the highest academic honors in the graduating class last year), they are sports enthusiasts as well.
For having represented Iloilo in the region 6 table tennis meet last school year, Grace was qualified to join the Philippine Olympic Festival -- table tennis match held at Iloilo Sports Complex last 13-14 September. After several rounds of exciting games against experienced players from different regions, she finally brought home a bronze medal.
|This file photo shows Grace Rebollos, a 4th Yr. Rizal learner, contemplating on how to counter her opponent's next move.|
ISA badminton players won first place in high school girl doubles, elementary girl singles and girl doubles, garnering three of the seven gold medals at stake, in the 2007 Iloilo Filipino-Chinese Inter-school Badminton Tournament held on 22 September.
Krisha Wee and Linnie Faith Basilio, both ISA high school freshmen, confidently outmatched their much older opponents from Sun Yat Sen high School in the final games, winning the third gold medals for ISA. Earlier that day, Mary Elizabeth Chua and Johanna Tan had defeated the pair from Iloilo Central Commercial High School; and, Emma Rose Guanco smashed the contingent from Ateneo de Iloilo (formerly Santa Maria Catholic School), bringing home the much coveted elementary girl singles gold medal. The last ISAer to win another medal was a Grade 4 learner, Roy Jordan Ahhi. He won second place in the elementary boy singles category.
Sun Yat Sen High School team won 2 gold, while Iloilo Central Commercial High School and Ateneo de Iloilo won 1 gold each.
SYSHS stood out as the strongest team based on the total medal count, followed by ISA, ICCHS, and AdeI in that order.
|These two ‘veteran’ ISAthletes, Mary Elizabeth and Johanna, had been winning medals since ISA joined IloPRISAA Sports Meet two years ago.|
|Emma Rose, the versatile ‘wonder girl’, has been bringing honors to our school, not only in the field of sports, but more so in academic competition. Last month, Emma won 3rd place in Panay News Writing contest, and 3rd place in the 5th ABS-CBN Newscasting competition.|
Though freshmen Matthew and Cecil Kim did not make it to the final rounds this time, nobody would be surprised if they will fight it to the top in some inter-school games in the near future.
Seven selected athletes flew to Manila to compete in the 32nd United Cup Track and Field Meet on 31 March to 1 April at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. The annual event is sponsored by the Filipino Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation. This is the first time ISA sent athletes to compete with Chinese-Filipino schools in the Capital Region.
Green as they are, these ISAthletes impressed the organizers by their sports prowess during the games. Steven Que, in-coming 1st year learner, won first place both in shot put and softball throw; and won second place in discus throw. In the elementary girls 100x4 relay, Mary Elizabeth Chua, Jean Claire Agudo, Lara Hudak and Emma Guanco missed the title of 2nd runner up by a mere 0.02 seconds. Mary Elizabeth Chua and Roselette Daguro were 4th placers, respectively, in the Elementary girls softball throw and High School girls shot put. The icebreaking debut had turned out into a show of determination and courage.
|The ISAthletes and the team officials with the Executive Director during the awarding ceremony. Seated from left: Kirsten Casio, Emma Guanco, Mary Elizabeth Chua, Ms. Beulah Gerada (facilitator-in-charge), Steven Que, Lara Hudak. Standing from left: Roselette Daguro, Ms. Debbie Chan, Mr. Peter Chan, Mr. Noel Diel (Coach), Jean Claire Agudo, Mrs. Merlyn Chua (Mary’s Mom)|
|Steven Que receives 2 gold and one silver medals||The Chinese-Filipino Amateur Athletic Federation through its president awards a special plaque of appreciation to ISA. Mr. Peter M. Chan receives the plaque on ISA’s behalf.|
High school girls Grace Rebollos and Justine Betsy Aguirre won team championship* in table tennis during the Integrated Sports Meet (Public & Private Schools in Iloilo Province and City) on December 17-22, 2006. Moreover, Grace won 3rd place in the singles. Elementary ISAers Mary Elizabeth Chua and Christina Angki were badminton champions in team event, and 3rd in girls doubles. Steven Que, a 6th grade ISAer, won 2nd place in shot put. These ISAthletes will join other schools athletes to represent Iloilo City and Province to the Region 6 Sports Meet in February 2007 in Bacolod City. VKM
*The team members include players from Central Philippines University High School Department
ISAthletes Won 33 Awards in the 41st Iloilo City Private School Athletic Association (IloPRISAA) Meet
The School Year 2006-2007 saw seventy ISAthletes participated in the IloPRISAA meet held at Iloilo Sports Complex last November 21-29, 2006. This figure represents 28% of ISA’s elementary and high school total population. ISA sent 32 athletes last School Year. With 38 private schools joining this year’s sports meet, the ISAthletes made a very impressive showing by winning 12 champions, 9 First Runners-up and 12 Second Runners-up in six major sports areas. Furthermore, ISA elementary girls’ team was the over-all third placer in the track and field. In badminton, both elementary boys’ and girls’ team captured the over-all second place titles.
This is the second time ISA sent sports teams since it became a full-fledged IloPRISAA member-school in 2004. Aside from track and field and table tennis, both considered as ISA’s powerhouse, ISAthletes made considerable progress in badminton, lawn tennis, swimming and chess this year. Noteworthy is the ISA chess team which was organized in June this year. Its members are all neophytes enrolled in the newly opened chess class. No wonder when somebody from the field texted us that Anne Danielle Tay of Grade 2 won 3rd place in Board 1 (elementary girls), everybody hardly believed it.
Below is the tally of the awards garnered by the ISAthletes in this year’s PRISAA Sports Meet:
|Emma Guanco||Long Jump (Elementary Girls)|
|Emma Guanco||Triple Jump (Elementary Girls)|
|Jean Claire Agudo||Shot Put (Elementary Girls)|
|Jean Claire Agudo||Discus Throw (Elementary Girls)|
|Mary Elizabeth Chua||Javelin Throw (Elementary Girls)|
|Steven Que||Shot Put (Elementary Boys)|
|Steven Que||Discus Throw (Elementary Boys)|
|Steven Que||Javelin Throw (Elementary Boys)|
|Roselette Daguro||Shot Put (High School Girls)|
|Roselette Daguro||Discus Throw (High School Girls)|
|Kirsten Casio||Javelin Throw (High School Girls)|
|Christina Angki & Mary Elizabeth Chua||Badminton Doubles (Elementary Girls)|
|First Runner Up (9)|
|Jean Claire Agudo||Javelin Throw (Elementary Girls)|
|Mary Elizabeth Chua||100 Meter Dash (Elementary Girls)|
|Mary Elizabeth Chua||200 Meter Dash (Elementary Girls)|
|Stacey Sophie Ravago||1500 Meter Run (Elementary Girls)|
|Kathleen Yu, Camille Jungco, Pauline Sachi Chiu & Marion Nicole Lim||Table Tennis (Elementary Girls)|
|Alej Shem Chua, Vincent Labaclado, Kevinn Friedrich Chan, Miles Diez & Joseph Joshua Te||Table Tennis (Elementary Boys)|
|Grace Rebollos, Justine Aguirre, Helinda Muleta & Khrisnae Tan||Table Tennis (High School Girls)|
|Christian Dinero, Gian Trimañez & John Michael Go||Table Tennis (High School Boys)|
|Steven Que & Matthew Tan||Badminton Doubles (Elementary Boys)|
|Second Runner Up (12)|
|Christina Angki||Shot Put (Elementary Girls)|
|Christina Angki||Discus Throw (Elementary Girls)|
|Kirsten Casio||Discus Throw (High School Girls)|
|Roselette Agudo||Javelin Throw (High School Girls)|
|Emma Guanco||Badminton Singles (Elementary Girls)|
|Franklin Ajayi||Badminton Singles (Elementary Boys)|
|Mary Elizabeth Chua & Steven Que||Badminton Mixed Doubles (Elementary)|
|Hannah Co||Badminton Singles (High School Girls)|
|Jemi Gerwayne Tiu||Lawn Tennis Singles (Elementary Boys)|
|Renjun Galigao||Lawn Tennis Singles (Elementary Boys)|
|Anne Danielle Tay||Chess Board 1 (Elementary Girls)|
|Bena Lagunda, Bianca Lacson, Irene Tiu & Aoefe Fahy||Swimming 4X50m Freestyle (Elem. Girls)|
|Over-All First Runner Up – Badminton (Elementary Boys)|
|Over-all Second Runner Up – Track and Field (Elementary Girls)|
|Entrance of the ISAthletes at the PRISAA opening ceremony held at Iloilo Sports Complex on November 21, 2006. There were 38 private schools joined in this year’s IloPRISAA sports meet. Upon becoming a full-fledged member, ISA sent 32 athletes last year and won 8 champions, 4 1st runners-up and 4 2nd runners-up.|
|3rd Year ISAer Justine Betsy Aguirre is a member of formidable ISA Table Tennis Girls team. Together with her team mates, Grace Rebollos, Helinda Muleta and Krishnae Tan, they won the 1st runner-up title in high school table tennis in the IloPRISAA 2006, next only to the Central Philippine University (CPU) team. Last year, ISA team won the championship game against the legendary CPU high school table tennis girls team.|
Last October 26, 2006 ISA held its 3rd Annual Sports Fest at the Iloilo Sports Complex. Learners from Grades One to Third Year participated in the cheering competition, parlor games, track and field, volleyball, basketball, badminton, table tennis, and chess. The facilitators also participated in the volleyball games...
The Second Runner Up for the sports fest was the Blue Team. The title of Champion is given to the Red and Yellow Teams for a tie in their over-all scores. In the facilitators’ volleyball game, Yellow Team was pronounced the champion.
|The cheering squad of the Red Team preparing to set up their pyramid formation. The Red Team won the overall champion title of this year’s Sportsfest.||Blue Team won the title of 1st Runner Up in this year’s sportsfest. This team is strong in team coordination..|
|Many ISAthletes (ISA varsity members) belong to the Yellow Team. They were able to equal the relatively stronger Red Team in the final tally and emerged champion.||Members of the Green Team assembles during the opening ceremony.|
5th FCAAC Table Tennis Tournament ISAthletes Champion in all 4 categories
The 5th FCAAC Table Tennis Tournament sponsored by the Filipino Chinese Amateur Athletic Confederation Iloilo Chapter was held on September 23 and 24, 2006 at Sun Yat Sen High School Auditorium. Fifty table tennis players participated in the games: 10 from Iloilo Central Commercial High School, 15 from Sun Yat Sen High School, 6 from Ateneo de Iloilo (Santa Maria Catholic School) and 19 from Iloilo Scholastic Academy. The elimination rounds were held in the afternoon of September 23 following a brief opening ceremony, and continued in the morning of September 24.
ISAthletes performed extraordinarily well in the final rounds in the last day of the tournament. The outstanding performance of High school ISAthletes, John Christian Dinero (2nd Yr.) and Justin Aguirre (3rd Yr.), stunned almost everybody. They both defeated the players of two bigger schools, ICCHS and SYSHS, after a close fight and brought home the champion trophies in high school boys and girls categories, respectively. Earlier that afternoon, ISA elementary players had also made it to the top in both boys and girls categories. Other ISAthletes were able to bring home four more trophies. A player from ICCHS won first runner up in the High School boys category; an Atenean was second runner up in High School boys category. SunYat Sen High School players won the two first runner up in High School girls and Elementary boys categories.
ILOPRISAA Meet 2005
The annual Iloilo Private Schools Athletic Association (ILOPRISAA) meet is an arena for students of private school in Iloilo City to compete in the field of sports, literary and music. This year, forty six member schools look forward to this event to prove their mettle and to give their schools in general and their students in particular a chance to show their various talents and intelligences.
According to Mr. Oscar Co, ISA-BOT Sports Committee Chairman, this year, after a one-year probationary period, Iloilo Scholastic Academy is joining the ILOPRISAA meet. ISA sent thirty three athletes to compete in six major sports areas: table tennis, lawn tennis, swimming, track and field, badminton and taekwondo. After a week-long competition, ISAers brought home 8 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze.
4th FCAAF Cup Table Tennis
ISAers brought home 6 trophies
ISAers proved again they are not just scholars but also champions in sports. They showed this at the 4th Filipino Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation (FCAAF) Table Tennis Tournament held last November 26 and 27 at Gaisano City.
Bona fide students from four Chinese-Filipino Schools, namely ICCHS, SYSHS, Ateneo de Iloilo and ISA, joined in this years table tennis tournament. ISAers outshone the other players in the girls division. Players from the three other schools divided the trophies in the boys category. Only Gian Francis TrimaÃ±ez of Grade 6 made it to the top three in the boys Elementary Level, he bagged 3rd place. While in the girls elementary, Trixie Shane Ledesma of Grade 6 was the Champion and Jia Fem Bolinas of Grade 4 won the 2nd place.
In the high school division, Grace Rebollos of 2nd year proved herself unchallenged by winning the 1st place and her classmate Justine Aguirre won the 2nd place. In the Womens Open, Grace Rebollos defeated many adult players to finally emerged second.
In recent years, schools scouting for mercenary players instead of developing their own talents has become a fad. Obviously, this is contrary to the spirit of sound campus PE program. At ISA, we subordinate sports competition to the needs of total human development. Recruiting good players from outside sources will not raise overall campus sports level, maintaining a good sports program will.
"Players need to have discipline, dedication and perseverance to win in the competition." said Mr. Serapion Garillos, ISA Sports Coordinator.
As early as the third week of this SY, all ISAers had undergone try-outs to vie for the limited slots in their chosen sport events. Few qualified athletes had started their training with their respective trainers during their PE period and special training sessions.
Last month, another honor was brought to the school by Lara Hudak, a Grade 5 - Shakespeare learner and her brother, Robert Hudak, a Grade 3 - Beethoven learner.
After their victory barely a month ago in Mandaue City, they joined the Regional Karatedo Championship held in Robinsons Place, Bacolod City last October 22. Lara won two gold medals in both Kata (showmanship) and sparring categories, while Robert won gold medal in showmanship and silver in sparring. This tournament was participated by different teams from Bacolod, Boracay and Iloilo. This only proves that ISAers do not only excel in academics, they are formidable athletes as well.