Sports Features

There has always been a stereotype that women don't belong in the realms of athletics and contact sports until this day and age. However, women shouldn't have to shatter records for them to be recognized. In this article, we feature five #ProudViscan women athletes who continue to make the court, the ring, and the field a place of their own. 

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The Filipino Olympian pole vaulter, EJ Obiena claims his second straight gold medal – his first award this 2024 season, after winning in the International Sepaktakraw Federation (ISAF) Indoor Berlin tilt in Germany last Friday, February 23 (German time).

La Salle Green Archers storms back at the apex of collegiate basketball, bringing an end to a seven-year championship drought. The electrifying atmosphere at the Araneta Coliseum set the stage for a #UAAP Finals Game 3 that escalated to a thrilling climax. The clash between the Green Archers and the UP Fighting Maroons culminated in a heart-pounding 73-69 victory, with the Green Archers emerging as champions.

With the conclusion of the recent 2023 Regional State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) meet, where the Visayas State University capped a golden finish, bagging a total of 89 golds, let us relive the glorious momentum of Viscan Pythons, whose dominance was on full display throughout the competition, continuing their legacy with back-to-back brilliance, excellence, and honor.

Visayas State University’s College of Engineering and Technology (CET) celebrated its month-long culmination in a dazzling display of athleticism and camaraderie through a recently concluded Sportsfest. On its third day of festivities, held on February 21, 2024, the college merged athleticism with intellectual ingenuity in a captivating showcase. The event served as a unifying platform for students across the six departments, fostering a spirit of friendly competition that not only celebrated sportsmanship but also showcased the innovative essence that characterizes their academic journey.

The recent conclusion of the 1st Ormoc Invictus Cup saw the Pythons–despite inclement weather–proved their worth once again against the best teams in the region, bagging awards for both the men and women’s division of football as they proudly wore the banners of the Visayas State University at Ormoc Sports Complex last November 18, 2023.

After six years, the State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA-8) Meet is back at the Visayas State University (VSU) as the battleground for sportsmanship and camaraderie commences its grand opening ceremony today, October 22, at VSU Upper Campus Oval.

It’s DAZZLING. The NBA All-Star Games 2024 kicked off on Friday night at the Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, the NFL counterpart of the host team of the Indiana Pacers. This marks the All-Star weekend’s first visit to the Circle City since 1985. 

The 2023 League of Legends World Championship scripted a saga of triumph in the bustling cityscape of Seoul, South Korea with the months-long battle between 22 teams from October 10 to November 19 and the cybernetic battle hymns finally concluded as T1 emerged as the undisputed champions.

This year's Region 8 State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) will explore the depths of strength and camaraderie that sports gives to society, as harnessed by the theme Hinabing Kusog, which encapsulates the very essence of the event. As we garner hundreds of delegates from different participating SUCs in the region, we expound as to how this theme came to life in representing this year's meet, and how it became the symbol of the collective strength emulated by Eastern Visayas sporting excellence.