Ateneo opens post-Valdez era with sweep of UST

first_imgMotorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member This is Ateneo’s first UAAP match without the three-time UAAP MVP Valdez, who steered the school to a couple of championships.Alexine Cabaños had the unfortunate fate of throwing away UST’s final serve that sealed Ateneo’s win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“People expected us to have jitters but at the end of the game what we trained for eventually showed,” said Jia Morado, who took over the captain’s role from Valdez. “There were some points when we were shaky but we were able to get a grip of things.”Jho Maraguinot was the standout offensive player for Ateneo as she led the Lady Eagles with 15 points but Morado also set up other players at their side of the floor. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlyssa Valdez may have already left, but Ateneo hasn’t forgotten its winning ways.The Lady Eagles swept the University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses, 25-20, 25-21, 25-22, Saturday at the start of the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Returning players Mich Morente and Kat Tolentino combined for 17 points while Bea De Leon added seven.EJ Laure and Cherry Rondina combined for 27 points to lead UST. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study MOST READcenter_img Santiago admits NU got ‘excited’ in poor start vs UE 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown View commentslast_img read more

Man’s book fetes his artist father

first_imgWHITTIER — At 91 years old, Gene Mako says he had just one more goal to accomplish in his lifetime: to compile a book chronicling the life and works of his artist father, Bartholomew Mako.On Tuesday, he unexpectedly brought that dream to Hoover Elementary School, one of dozens of Los Angeles area sites that bears the artwork of his father, a Hungarian native who was born in 1890 and came into local fame as an artist from the 1920s to 1980, when he died.In a surprise visit, Mako presented Hoover Principal Kathy Schmierer with a copy of his book, “Bartholomew Mako: A Hungarian Master,” which includes photos of the school’s “The Pageant of the Children” concrete frieze created by his father that runs atop the school’s main entrance.And, along the first page of the book, Mako wrote: “For the students, with love, Gene Mako.” “It is exciting to have the opportunity to meet you,” Schmierer told Mako as he sat below the frieze with friend and book collaborator Torre Meringolo, vice president at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.Mako, a tennis champion who won mixed doubles at the U.S. Open when he was 20, is actually featured on the school’s frieze — he is the boy holding the tennis racket all the way on the left.“His father’s work is such an important part of our school culture,” Schmierer said. “So it was wonderful to learn the inside story behind this particular piece of art.”Whittier City School District board member Linda Small came to the school as soon as she got wind of Mako’s visit, telling him his father is a bit of a local celebrity because many of the city’s photos have included the school’s frieze.“And no, you can’t take this off our building,” Small said jokingly as Mako laughed. “I’m going to have to call security on you if that happens.” Mako’s works of art can still be seen at El Monte High School — the “At the End of the Santa Fe Trail” mural — and Burbank City Hall, as well as churches like St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Catholic Church in Los Angeles. He also created relief sculptures at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the 10th Olympic Games in 1932.Mako and Meringolo have been visiting many of the artwork sites and donating Mako’s book to help promote Bartholomew Mako’s name.“We want to make sure Bartholomew Mako is known for the great artist that he was, and make sure his works are preserved,” Meringolo said.tracy.garcia@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want 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