LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets It was a stark difference from the past years, where Tara and Samantha would always be neck-and-neck en route to their expected 1-2 finish before hugging it out in celebration.READ: Tara Borlain, Juan Baniqued eye fitting end to IronKids stintStill, with Samantha and her parents cheering her on from the sidelines, Tara felt like she was on cloud nine.“It’s actually the best thing I can ask for. When I’m with them, I feel more confident. I got to know myself more because of them,” she said.Dominant since she first started joining the IronKids, Borlain could only smile as she now puts all her attention on her studies in St. Paul University, while still joining some small triathlon events from time-to-time.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return As she is about to take her curtain call, Tara left a few words of wisdom to her fellow youth triathletes.“Keep believing in yourself,” she said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tara Borlain. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Soaking in the cheers, Tara Borlain comfortably crossed the finish line by her lonesome as she once again ruled the girls’ 13-14 category of the 2017 Alaska IronKids Saturday morning at Shangri-La Mactan here.But for the rising triathlete, she was never alone.ADVERTISEMENT Reyes not replacing injured Fajardo in Gilas’ Fiba Asia Cup roster Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Though older sister Samantha no longer competed in the youth circuit, the middle Borlain sibling felt her family’s support from start to finish as she capped off a decorated IronKids career.READ: Graduating Baniqued, Borlain reign in IronKids anew FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Ever since I started, the most important thing I learned is that family is the key. Winning is just in your mind and in your heart, and if you give your best, you’re already a champion. I believe that your family will be the one to push you for that success to happen,” the 14-year-old said.Borlain pulled away from the field early and was hardly threatened as she finished the race in 41:34, almost a full four minutes ahead of her closest pursuant. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
SAN BERNARDINO – Cajon grabbed control of the San Andreas League volleyball title on Tuesday with a convincing 25-19, 25-22, 25-17 win over Pacific in a match held at the Cowboy gym. Cajon (5-0, SAL, 7-1 overall) was led by the strength of junior Tiffany Owens’ match-high 18 kills, most coming off precise sets from Angela Ho, who recorded 33 assists. Cajon set the tone early. A kill from Laura Briones, four from Owens, and a service ace from Brittany Kanady helped propel the Cowgirls to a 13-6 lead in Game 1. Still trailing 24-14 in Game 1, Pacific (4-1 SAL, 10-3 overall) closed to 24-19 on two kills from Tompara Youpele and two service aces from Kimberly Payne. But Owens ended the Pirate rally with a powerful game-point kill. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Today, our offense was stronger, and we had some stronger servers,” Cajon coach Paula Bougie-Thomas said. “We had a lot more kills, and our hitting was on. We just are more experienced.” Pacific made a run in Game 2 after five consecutive points made it 22-22, but a kill from Owens and two from Briones ended the game. Pacific also stayed in Game 3 until the combo of Owens and Ho helped Cajon to a 7-0 run, good for a 25-17 match win. “We were a little slow and timid, and they had the better passing game today,” Pacific coach John Arient said. “They never took control. They just won on our errors.” Arient was quick to note the play of Cajon setter Ho, who kept her team composed during every Pirate rally. “I love number 3 (Ho). She can do anything. She found and picked our weaknesses apart,” Arient said. “Of course, I’m looking for Tiffany every time, but I try to mix it up to give every one an opportunity,” Ho said. “I envision myself seeing a kill every play.” Youpele led Pacific with 16 kills and Kryssy Tuitele had 18 assists. Sophomore teammate Sebastiana Lopez earned eight digs. Cajon’s Marissa Anderson had seven kills and three aces. Ho chipped in with four of Cajon’s eight aces. `’We now have the advantage in league. They are at home against us next time, and they will fight for it. Pacific won’t lay down,” said Bougie-Thomas, who’s team was league co-champion with Pacific last year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!