HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KAVRE: Banepa Boys Club claimed the first PUFA Nationwide Invitational Cup Football Tournament with a slim 1-0 victory over Spark Health Home here on Saturday. Man-of-the-final Ram Thapa scored the match-winning goal in the 23rd minute to steer the local side to trophy. Banepa received Rs 100,000, while the runners-up pocketed Rs 50,000. Subash Gurung ‘B’ of Spark Health was declared the highest scorer, while Dhiraj Sunuwar of the winning side was adjudged the best goalkeeper and Prakash Vaidhya the best coach. All individual winners along with Fair Play Team Navajyoti Youth Club got Rs 5,000 each.
KATHMANDU: Radiant School claimed the Alchemist-Gairigaun Kathmandu Distritwide Inter-school Taekwondo Championship team trophy winning three gold, as many silver and one bronze medal here on Saturday. Brainland Academy clinched two gold and as many silver medals to finish second, while third-placed Bijeshwori Gyan Mandir won two gold, one silver and two bronze medals. Top three teams received Rs 7,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs 3,000 respectively. Keshav Gurung and Pratima Chand were adjudged the best players. In all, 232 players from 20 schools participated in the two-day event, jointly organised by Alchemist Academy and Gairigaun Dojang.
Gauri Shankar win
KATHMANDU: Gauri Shankar School claimed both the boys and girls’ section titles of the first HVSA 3-on-3 Basketball Championships here on Saturday. In the senior boys final, Gauri Shankar thrashed Bal Shikshya Sadan 21-9 with Most Valuable Player Sushant KC contributing 18 points. Gauri Shankar beat hosts Hope
Valley Scholars Academy (HVSA) 8-6 in a low scoring girls’ section final. Sarita Basnet of the hosts was named the MVP. In junior boys’ final, Bal Shikshya denied Gauri Shankar a clean sweep beating 24-10. MVP Rojesh Maharjan posted 14 points for the winners.
KU claim football title
KATHMANDU: Goalkeeper Aishwarya Gurung saved five spot kicks as Kathmandu University (KU) High School ‘A’ claimed the Guheshwori Girls’ Cup with a 1-0 tie-breaker victory over hosts Guheshwori Academy here on Saturday. The match was pushed to spotkick after both the teams failed to break the deadlock in the normal and extra time. Player-of- the-final Aishwarya blocked Amrita Rai spotkick in the 15th minute before making four saves in shootout. Raj Shree Pandey scored for KU. the top two finishers got Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively. Pramila Tamang from the hosts was adjudged the best-player-of-the-tournament.