‘Proud’ Sablan asks for another season: Tigers will be ready next year

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “We went on a rebuilding process, and the transition these players had to go through with having different coaches wasn’t easy and we had to start it from there. These players, wherever they end up, I know they will be good people. They won’t get into fights and they won’t start fights. That’s the values of UST that was instilled to us, to just play our game. Even though we’re banged up, we won’t retaliate. That’s the lesson I taught them, to be good people.”Sablan shared that he really tried his best to expose his wards to the best competition he can get in preparation for the season, taking UST to different leagues nationwide just for the team to be tested.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I did my part. I did my best. I took them everywhere just for us to play. Agusan, Davao, Malolos, Baguio, Subic, Pampanga, Cabanatuan, Laguna — we all played there because we knew that we lack in experience and exposure and for us to have that, we have to play,” he said.However, Sablan didn’t get the results he wanted. UST had a habit of losing early leads and faltering in the end as the inexperience showed. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt was a nightmare of a season for University of Santo Tomas but head coach Boy Sablan can sleep well at night knowing he had instilled good values in his players.“Even though we’re 1-13, I’m proud of these boys,” Sablan said on the heels of the Growling Tigers’ 88-85 win over University of the East on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT “We can’t finish games. That’s where maturity and experience comes into play. All of the factors when it comes to our rebuilding process have worked against us,” Sablan lamented.But through it all, Sablan believed the losses will toughen his players in the long run.He is also proud of the progress of his players, who he claimed to have blossomed under his watch.“I’m happy for these players that we got a win. You know why? Because you can see their individual improvement in their time under me,” said Sablan, who raved about the development of some of his players like Marvin Lee and Jeepy Faundo, Eric Caunan and rookies Vaughn Soriano and Martin Romero.Amid talks of his ouster, Sablan pleaded for another chance as he sees a better UST team ahead.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES “I think you will all agree that one year isn’t enough to rebuild a team like this. It would be easier if we had a Kevin Ferrer or an Ed Daquioag, but we don’t. People are expecting us to deliver, but chemistry needs time to jell,” he said.“In a year’s time, those things have to happen with a longer period for us to bond. That’s why I’m saying for next year, give us another year, these guys will be ready.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson La Salle shows no quit in comeback win over Ateneo Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READlast_img read more

Troops’ awards honor veterans

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“He never takes credit but he’s always there,” master of ceremonies Lew Stoltz said. Tears came to Anderson’s eyes as he stood at the podium holding his award, a bronze eagle. “I can tell you I honestly love this community,” Anderson said. The Antelope Valley Fairgrounds dinner featured radio talk show host and newspaper columnist Larry Elder as well as Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner. “Sooner or later bad things will happen. Character will define how you respond to bad things,” said Elder. LANCASTER – Veterans and Boy Scouts were honored at a dinner that raised more than $50,000 for the Antelope Valley Boy Scout District. Veterans honored at the 2006 Pete Knight Memorial American Heroes Dinner included retired Navy captain Tom Craft, who led the citizen campaign to get a veterans home built in Antelope Valley; retired contractor Art Wallace, who was a Marine stretcher-bearer on Iwo Jima, and Henry “Hank” Freeman, who won a Silver Star as a World War II submariner for rescuing a downed pilot while under attack by a Japanese plane. “Heroes come in many many different forms,” dinner chairman George Passantino said. “The sacrifices they made will never be forgotten and we will be eternally thankful.” Also honored was Rancho Vista master-plan community developer R. Gregg Anderson, who received the Distinguished Citizen Award for his financial support over some 20 years for a wide range of community projects. Jenner, the 1976 Olympic decathlon winner, talked about his mental and physical preparations for the race. He described winning a spot on the 1972 Olympic team in the tryout’s last event by beating his previous alltime best in the 1,500-meter race. “That was such a powerful experience for me. That was the first time I had to reach down into my soul and see what I got. I found something I relied on the rest of my. One race, one experience, changed my life,” Jenner said. Craft received the William J. “Pete” Knight Award, presented by the late test pilot and state senator’s widow, Gail, and son, Steve. Craft spent 37 years in the Navy as an enlisted man and later as an officer. He is chairman of the citizens’ committee for the proposed Lancaster state veterans home and is an organizer of regular events called “stand-downs” that aid homeless and other needy veterans. A father of two Eagle scouts, he participates on review boards for teens trying for the Eagle rank. “He’s always ready to help,” scouter Bill Norris said. Freeman received the World War II Tribute Award. Freeman was a crewman on a submarine that surfaced to pick up a downed airman. A Japanese plane attacked, and his submarine had to dive – while Freeman shot the plane down with a machine gun, Passantino said. Freeman bobbed in the water with the pilot until the submarine came back to the surface. Wallace received the Justin Wotosik Award, named for an Eagle Scout killed in a 1998 helicopter crash while serving as an Air Force para-rescueman. The award was presented by Wotosik’s parents, Julie and Gary Wotosik. “Scouting opened the world to him and for that we are always grateful,” Julie Wotosik said. The Distinguished Scout Award went to Chris Mellinger and the Distinguished Cub Scout Award to Aidan Poole. The dinner included auctions of signed aircraft artwork, photos of sports and entertainment-figures and other items, including rides in a P-51 fighter plane and a 200 mph rocket car. The auction’s top item was a framed photograph and five baseballs signed by former presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Anderson paid $8,000 for the photograph. The No. 2 item was an electric guitar signed by B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and other famous guitar players. It was bought for $3,000 by Antelope Valley Hospital board member Dr. Abdallah Farrukh.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more