Nationwide interschool league wraps up regional eliminations


Iloilo City, Philippines, 17 September 2015 – In the fourth and final leg of the 2015 MILO Little Olympics, Sacred Heart School-Ateneo De Cebu (SHS-ADC) made a herculean feat and outclassed two-time regional champion University of San Carlos (USC) to become the overall winner for secondary division of the Visayas Regional Eliminations. Spectators at the Iloilo City Sports Complex were caught by surprise as SHS-ADC wrought a 23-point lead against the tournament favorites.

Meanwhile, USC Baby Warriors held its ground and retained its position as overall winners in the elementary division for the fourth straight year. USC Baby Warriors secured its spot as the Visayas representatives for the elementary division in the MLO finals to be held in Laguna in October. They will be joined by SHS-ADC who will represent Visayas in the high school division.

The Iloilo tourney was well represented by more than 5,000 athletes from over 200 schools throughout Visayas including those from Cebu, Bohol and Dumaguete. The Visayas bets went head to head to nab their respective victories in 15 sporting events namely Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Football, Gymnastics, Lawn Tennis, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Volleyball, Sepak Takraw, Scrabble, and two new sports in the line-up, Arnis and Karatedo.

Visayas regional organizer of the MILO Little Olympics Ricky Ballesteros was optimistic with the turnout of the participants during the four-day sporting event. “I am thrilled that we were blessed with an even stronger contingent of athletes from all over the Visayas region who were hungry for victory,” he said. “Because of this, this year’s Visayas leg proved to be more exciting, filled with surprise results, upsets and new talents who have truly deserved every cheer from the crowd.” (click photo below to enlarge)