HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Rupy’s International School advanced to the girls’ section final of the second Ace ‘A’ Level Inter-college Basketball Championships here on Sunday. Rupy’s laboured to a 16-15 victory over Graded English Medium School (GEMS) in a round robin league match. They will meet Saipal in the final. In the boys’ section, hosts Ace Institute of Management, Modern Indian School (MIS), Rupy’s and Trinity International College reached the semi-finals. Ace defeated Xavier International 42-30, MIS thrashed GEMS 60-44, Rupy’s saw off Rato Bangala 46-28 and Trinity overwhelmed AJW 42-30.
Oasis, Bagmati win
LALITPUR: Hosts Oasis English School and Bagmati claimed the first Oasis 3x3 Basketball Championships here on Sunday. The winners defeated Baba Boarding School in both boys and girls finals. In the boys’ final, Oasis defeated Baba ‘A’ 13-9 with Yusuf Rai contributing seven points at their home court, while Shanti Shrestha scored six points in Bagmati’s 12-6 victory over Baba for the girls’ section title.
KATHMANDU: Nepal Bodybuilding and Fitness Association on Sunday selected three players for the 46th Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships scheduled for September 19-24 in Guangzhou, China. Sujan Tamang (55kg), Sachit Pradhan (60kg) and Shyam Shrestha (65kg) will represent Nepal in the regional tournament.
POKHARA: The Kaski District Badminton Association is organising the 11th District Level Inter-school Indra Bahadur Gurung Memorial Badminton Championships here from August 24. The five-day tournament features six events—boys and girls’ U-12 and U-16 singles and U-16 doubles — informed the organisers in a press release on Sunday.
FIFA inspects ground
KATHMANDU: A two-member FIFA Technical Inspection Team on Saturday observed the Satdobato Football grounds for Astro Turf surface prospects. Astro Turf Consultant Ole Myhrvold was joined by Assistant Development Officer at the FIFA Development Office, New Delhi, Chrysantha Perera in the inspection. The took stock of the soil, drainage system and ground area with the ANFA officials. The laying of Astro Turf will only begin after the team submits their report over the ground to the world football governing body. —
Lakeside beat APF
POKHARA: Hosts Lakeside Club ‘Yellow’ thrashed Nepal Armed Police Force Battalion, Pardi 5-2 to make a winning start in the second Lakeside Cup Seven-a-side Football Tournament on Sunday. Likewise, Samjhauta Football Club defeated Pokhara City Club 4-2 in another match. In all, 52 teams are participating in the eight-day tournament. The winners and runners-up will receive Rs 61,000 and Rs 41,000 respectively. The best player, goalkeeper, defender, midfielder, highest scorer and Fair Play Team will also get Rs 2,500 each.