Mother Nature cooperated last week, allowing five leagues to resume their games.
In the DLX caging at the Gualo Rai Basketball Court, the playoff games resumed with Gualo Rai, KFC/Taco Bell, Zhaila's All-Starz, and Brgy. Sant Antonio ousting separate foes to complete the semis cast.
Gualo Rai and San Antonio went on to survive Zhaila's and KFC, respectively, in the close semis games to arrange their title showdown. Gualo Rai eventually took the championship last Friday after pulling off an upset over San Antonio in the winner-take-all finals.
At the Oleai Sports Complex Field, the M-League returned to action after suspending its games for two weeks due to rain and featured the Division 2 pairing between Matansa and Shirley's FC. Matansa won, 3-0, to improve to a 2-0 record.
Also resuming at the Oleai pitch was the U15 division of the 2012 NMIFA Youth Fall League.
Over at the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium, the junior varsity division of the 2012-2013 Coalition of Private School Sports Association Volleyball League was completed last Monday with Whispering Palms clinching the championship.
The finals of the junior varsity competition was extended for three more days after the first round of the playoffs was rained-out and when the matches resumed, Whispering Palms went undefeated, slipping past SIS A in the semis and Saipan Community School in the finals to end its three-year title drought.
In the varsity division, Saipan International School Blue dethroned Grace Christian Academy, winning the three-set finale last Friday.
The Saipan Major League Baseball Association/Division of Youth Services' 18U Triple A Championship Youth Baseball League was the fifth event to return to action last week with the Dodgers routing the Reds after only five innings at the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios Ballfield, 16-3.
In other competitions, the Emon Lodge caging completed its regular season games with Pacific Islands Club topping the nine-team field with its 7-1 record. Mobil also held a 7-1 card, but lost in the tiebreak. The Top 2 teams advanced to the playoffs, joining Ashley's/Brabu, Hoopaholics, Hi-Five, Archers, Armatech, and Fong's Bakery.
Still in basketball, the varsity games in the MICO league continued with Saipan Southern High School and Marianas High School downing separate foes at the MHS Gymnasium.
Matches in the MISO boys varsity volleyball competition also took place at the MHS gym with SIS still perfect after beating GCA in the battle of undefeated teams.