HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KAVRE: Banepa Boys Club advanced to the final of the first PUFA Nationwide Invitational Football Tournament defeating Navajyoti Youth Club 6-5 in sudden death penalty shootout after a 1-1 stalemate in the normal time here on Tuesday. Sansar Nanda Palanchoke provided a 29th minute lead to the local side before Subash Gurung ‘A’ scored the equaliser in the 66th minute to push the match to spot kick battle. Banepa will now take on either Spark Health Home or Sujal Cafe in Saturday’s final.
KATHMANDU: The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) on Tuesday began the ACC Level 1 Coaching Course. In all 17 participants from eight development regions are participating in the four-day coaching course conducted by ACC Development Officer Rumesh Ratnayake, Jagat Tamata and Binod Das. Meanwhile, Bara District Association on Tuesday lashed on Regional Cricket Development Committee of Birgunj for not letting the district involve in the coaching course. The association has also appealed CAN to include one participant from the district.
KATHMANDU: Guheshwori Football Academy, Amar English School and both the teams of Kathmandu University High School entered the semi-finals of the Guheshwori Girls Football Cup here on Tuesday. In the last-day league round matches, KU ‘B’ defeated Modern Indian School 1-0 on a solitary goal from Arkita Shyaka, while Sajina Rai scored the winners as KU ‘A’ registered a 1-0 victory over Brihaspati Vidhya Sadan. The match between Amar School and Gram Sewa ended on a goalless draw, whereas the hosts Guheshwori beat Mansingh Dharma School 3-0 with Samana Maharjan, Pramila Tamang and Amrita Rai scoring one each. The semi-final matches are on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU: Lovely Angel and Brainland Academy registered wins in the second Brooklyn Inter-school Basketball Tournament here on Tuesday. Lovely Angel thrashed Oliver School 23-8, while Brainland thrashed Bal Bikash 31-10. In all, 22 teams are taking part in the event. Earlier, Chairman of Brooklyn Education Foundation and CNN Hero-2010 Anuradha Koirala inaugurated the tournament.
HVSA 3-on-3 tourney
KATHMANDU: Hosts Hope Valley Scholars Academy (HVSA) overwhelmed New Shrine 31-0 in the inaugural match of the first HVSA 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament here on Tuesday. Tej Khadka scored 12 points for the HVSA, who later registered a 15-2 victory over Future Star. In junior section, HVSA beat Children Garden 8-0, while their girls’ team defeated Future Star by the same margin. A total of 28 teams – 12 in senior section and eight each in girls and junior categories – are taking part in the tournament. Earlier, Kedar KC, President of School Management Committee, inaugurated the event.
KATHMANDU: Trungram International Academy (TIA), Kathmandu Valley and Golden Peak advanced to the boys quarter-finals of the first BST Cup Inter-school Basketball Tournament here on Tuesday. Kesang Thakuri scored 13 points as TIA defeated HHCA 37-22, while Kathmandu Valley beat Forward 33-30 riding on 21 points from Ang Tshiring Sherpa. Likewise, Ani Thapa netted 25 points in Golden Peak’s 50-32 victory over Nava Jeevan. In girls’ section, Shanti Shrestha scored 10 points as Bagmati defeated Valley Public 27-25. Both the teams, however, made it to the last eight.