Photo from ONE ChampionshipRiding on four-match win streak, Kevin Belingon’s confidence was sky high heading into his main event clash with Andrew Leone in ONE: Heroes of Honor.The Igorot fighter didn’t waste time stamping his class against his American opponent on Friday, going on a barrage early and never letup.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 That grit fueled Belingon to stay on course before connecting with a spinning side kick that sent Leone flying before firing a barrage of knees and elbows.“When I felt that I can beat him, I didn’t hesitate taking him down. I just threw elbows and knees until the referee stopped the match,” he said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownOne could argue that Belingon’s current stretch also coincides with his best form yet as he hasn’t dropped a match since failing to dethrone Bibiano Fernandes as the ONE Bantamweight Champion back in January 2016.But for the Team Lakay stalwart, it’s all in his preparation. Wizards top Raptors behind Beal, Wall P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames “I really prepared for this fight so that in every aspect of the game, I could go toe-to-toe with him. I was confident that I could stay on him on the ground,” said the 30-year-old striker.Hiking his record to 18-5, Belingon doesn’t want to get too ahead of himself as he hopes to show his mettle and once again, be deemed worthy of another challenge against Fernandes.“I’m using this as my preparation for another title shot if they give that to me. I’m just waiting for ONE’s decision and I’ll continue training hard,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’
LANCASTER – The veteran robotics team from Lancaster High School will host – for the first time – a mini-robotics competition with teams invited from the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles. The contest will involve smaller, cheaper robot kits rather than the more elaborate machines the team is accustomed to building and competing with. “We want to try to boost the popularity of this thing and see how it goes,” said Benji Coleman-Levy, a Lancaster High senior and chief financial officer for the school’s robotics team. At least five schools from around Southern California have indicated they will field teams at the event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Lancaster High School. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The robots will compete in the “Half-Pipe Hustle,” in which they pick up racquetballs and place them in basket goals, Coleman-Levy said. The robot will have to climb a 30-degree slope on each side of the field. The Lancaster robotics team was formed in 1999 to compete in the annual FIRST Robotics Competition. FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology and its aim is to encourage students to become involved in math, science and technology by letting them work with professionals on hands-on projects. “The reason I like it is it gives students the opportunity to apply what they are learning in school,” teacher and team adviser Kiley Craft said. “A favorite comment from kids is they sit in math class, learn stuff and it doesn’t compute. In robotics, they learn something in the classroom, then after school when they are building a robot, they are applying what they have learned. It makes it interesting and important.” With the help of professionals, the high school teams design, assemble and test a robot capable of performing a specified task. To compete is expensive. In 2006, it will cost $6,000 to register and participate in a regional event and get a kit of parts and associated materials and support. Each additional regional event will cost $4,000 more, and the championship event costs $5,000. However, the FIRST Vex Challenge on Saturday is a midlevel robotics competition that offers the traditional challenge of a FIRST competition but with a more affordable robotics kit costing $500. The ultimate goal of the Vex Challenge is to reach more young people with a lower-cost, more-accessible opportunity to discover the excitement and rewards of science, technology, and engineering, according to FIRST’s Web site. “Some people are calling it the junior varsity level. Lancaster High School is trying to promote robotics. NASA and our sponsors, Northrop and Lockheed, have said there is a lack of engineers currently, that many of the engineers that they have are reaching retirement age,” Craft said. “The goal of FIRST is to encourage math and science studies in students.” At the middle-school level, students build robots made from LEGO blocks. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!