June 20, 2024

La Trinidad, Benguet topped the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation inter-municipality sports festival last month.

La Trinidad SKF dominated the basketball, table tennis women, lawn tennis men and women, and darts doubles. The  athletes were jubilant during the closing ceremony at the Ben Palispis Hall of the Capitol on Oct. 22.

Top winners John Russel Tuazon led La Trinidad as the most valuable player in basketball while Razel Apag dominated the table tennis women; the duo of Dickerson Laruan and Joey Clint Latogan topped the lawn tennis men Krystal Shane Ba-lubar and Ronabelle Garces championed the distaff side of the same event.

The duo of  Mawine Morales and Joseph Lim also bagged gold medals in the darts doubles for the municipality.

Other top winners are Sablan as champion in the volleyball women with MVPs Jasmynne Polon and Edrix Sofla, respectively; Lester Toclo also carried Buguias as champion in the table tennis men while Allen Gravidez of Tuba ruled the darts singles category and the three-man team from Itogon: Kriss Landocan, Jasper Ray Daliling, and John Michael Amando bagged the first spot in the darts competition.

Itogon has emerged the overall champion in darts. 

Runners-up in the month-long event for the group games are Itogon and Kabayan in basketball; La Trinidad and Itogon in volleyball wo-men; and Itogon and Tublay in volleyball men.

Special awards in basketball also went to Cliffe Sinong, Jude Quitolbo, Jan Zendrick Manzano, Jason Brian Alvaran, and Neil Ralph Ulep as part of the mythical five; while recognized in the volleyball women are Jackylyn Oya-an as setter, Elyzel Nuñez as receiver, Raynae Arances as server, Julie Anne Odlos as blocker, Rechelle Abuan as opposite hitter, Hanna Mhae Dumpit as middle hitter, and Caziel Catanglan as libero.

Other awardees in volleyball men are Jansen Poldo as setter, Melchor Molina as receiver, Richard Dean Gayasco as server, Jetler Dumon as blocker, Clark Ludwig Ogoc as opposite hitter, Safir Al-Sinawi as middle hitter, and Joshua Tican as libero. – Ofelia C. Empian