HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
LALITPUR: Amir Raj Sunuwar (43) and Bibek Lama (86) scored one each as Mahabir Studies and Athletics Association defeated Kathmandu Club 2-1 in the Martyrs Memorial Red Bull ‘B’ Division League at the ANFA Technical Centre grounds in Chyasal on Saturday. Asish Lama scored for Kathmandu in 44th minute. Likewise, Birgunj Youth Academy dispatched Satdobato Youth Club 2-0 riding on goals from Ravi Kumar Paswan (54) and Chaturdhan Chaudhary (77). Also, Dinesh Hemjan scored a brace and Tirtha Rana Magar struck one as Kumari Club edged United Youth Club 3-2. Bibhushan KC and Nakesh Raut scored for United Youth.
Chess players off to SL
KATHMANDU: A three-member Nepali chess team on Saturday left for Sri Lanka to participate in the Asian Zonal Chess Tournament scheduled for February 3-7 in Colombo. FIDE Master Sujendra Prasad Shrestha and Krishna Thapa will compete in the tournament will compete in the tournament which can give Nepal first ever International Master (IM) title holder, if any of the two players earn six points. Raghunath Maharjan has accompanied the duo as team official. Apart from hosts Sri Lanka and Nepal the tournament will be participated in by Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Bhutan. –
Central win trophy
BAHRABISE: Central Region claimed the team trophy of the first Sindhu Invitational National Taekwondo Championships winning three gold, two silver and as many bronze medals here on Saturday. Rejina Karki (women’s 46kg), Ranjan Shrestha (men’s 58kg) and Sujan Pujari (men’s 63kg) bagged gold medals for Central Region. Tribhuvan Army Club finished second with three gold, one silver and three bronze medals. Ram Dutta Bhatta, who won men’s 74kg gold for TAC and Rejina were adjudged the best players.
Angels’ Heart thru
KATHMANDU: Angels’ Heart and New Diamond Academy ‘A’ set the girls’ title clash of the first Apollo Volleyball Tournament here on Saturday. New Diamond ‘B’ lost to Angels’ Heart 25-10, 25-12, but their ‘A’ team hammered SEB School 25-2, 25-4 in the semi-finals. In the boys’ section, SEB rallied from a set down to beat hosts Apollo 21-25, 25-20, 25-22 for a place in the semi-finals.
Daffodil in final
KATHMANDU: Daffodil and hosts Baba Boarding School entered the senior boys’ final of the seventh Baba Inter-school Basketball Tournament on Saturday. Daffodil defeated Teresa Academy 48-41, while Baba overcome LRI 53-42. In the girls’ section, Penwood defeated NIMS 28-23 and Daffodil cruised past Teresa 24-16 to enter final. In the junior boys’ Baba will meet Innovative in the final. –
Innovative roll on
KATHMANDU: Innovative English School registered triple victory in the 11th Gyan Niketan Inter-school Basketball Tournament here on Saturday. Innovative defeated Valley Public 53-30 in senior boys, hosts Gyan Niketan 36-28 in junior boys and Shridewa 36-23 in the senior girls’ section matches. In another boys’ match, Neric beat Kathmandu Valley 35-27, Cambridge hammered Gyanodaya 60-43 and Radiant saw off Greenland 39-35.
JSKF Karate tourney
KATHMANDU: Shotokan Karate-Do Association Nepal is organising the Open JSKF International Karate Championships here from Tuesday. Around 400 players from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan are expected to participate in the event, said the organisers. The three-day tournament will offer 60 gold, as many silver and 120 bronze medals. Prior to the event, the association will conduct seminar on Tuesday and grading on Wednesday.