Sepak Takraw Event
By: Rolinn T. Sico
Sepak takraw or kick volleyball, is a sport native to Southeast Asia Sepak takraw differs from the similar sport of volleyball in its use of a rattan ball and only allowing players to use their feet, knee, chest and head to touch the ball. It is a popular sport in Southeast Asia.In Malaysia, the game is called sepak raga or takraw. It is also kataw (Lao: "twine" and "kick") while in Thailand it is called takraw. In Myanmar it is known as chin lone, and is considered more of an art as there is often no opposing team, and the point is to keep the ball aloft gracefully and interestingly. In the Philippines, besides "takraw" it is also known as sipa, meaning "kick".
This sport requires both skils, agility and athleticism. And finally, the BasayNHS athletes for the sepak takraw have their chance to show off their skills of the said event. This coming Nov.23-26, 2016 at the division meet. For they will be given a chance to play with the other athletes from different clusters as their opponent. Gad Raging, Rainier Barte, Joseph Rey Barte, Marsun Antique, Jemon Manigsasa, Bryan Smith Cabasag, Jonaben Ambo, Dino Mantong, Rhean Rey Babor, together with their coach Rolinn Sico, joined the civic parade on the first day of the event. The excitement was very visible on their faces and the happiness overwhelmed them for they are given the chance to paly for the honor of their school.
The total standing of the basay NHS athletes for the Sepak takraw was 5 wins and 7 looses. The standing of the athletes was only a part of the event. But the most important thing is the learning of the student and the experience they were able to gained during the entire event. At the end of the event, the students came back to school with more confidence, discipline and encouragement to play and train harder for the next year’s meet. They aim to own the first place on the second time of their experience.