Local briefs

Loyalty Cup

KATHMANDU: New Buddha Prakash School hammered Children Heaven School 8-3 in the opening day of the second Valley-wide Inter-school Seven-A-Side Loyalty Cup Junior Football Tournament organised by Loyalty Academy here today. Man of the match Dhiraj Shrestha and Roshan Raut scored four goals each for the winners while Pasang Dorje Moktan, Tshitiz Lama and Basu Dev Yasmali scored for Childer Heaven. Only, students below eighth grade are allowed to play in the tournament. — HNS

Wilson triumph

KATHMANDU: Shuvatara thrashed Tripura 60-13 and Unique beat The Elites 71-40 in the senior boys’ matches at the sixth Wilson Inter-school Basketball Tournament. The hosts Wilson edged past Gillette 47-15 and South Point beat Young Hearts 20-15 in the junior boys’ matches. Likewise, Penwood registered a narrow 27-26 win over Young Hearts in the girls’ match. — HNS

ITF team leaves

KATHMANDU: A 13-member taekwondo team on Monday left for New Delhi to take part in the third Asian Taekwondo Championship 2006 to be held there from November 9-13. The players in men’s section are Umesh Rajthala (50kg sparing), Sanjay Kumar Shrestha (57kg), Anka Bahadur Gharti Magar (63kg), Omkar Budha Magar (71kg) and Nir Kumar Magar (patron black belt). The women players included Laxmi Maya Gautam (40kg), Kusum Thapa (45kg), Anju Raut (50kg) and Shanti Lama (patron black belt). Nepal ITF general secretary Gir Prasad Budhathoki is the team leader while Anjunath Shrestha and Nanda Kishor Verma are the coaches. — HNS

Janak wins gold

KATHMANDU: Karateka Janak Subedi returned home with a gold and bronze medals he won at the International Karate Championship held on October 6-8 in Ohio. According to National Sports Council, Subedi won gold medal in the 65kg kumite beating the US opponent while he claimed a bronze in the individual kata in the event organised by the USA Karate Federation. — HNS

Prime win

KATHMANDU: Tashi Dhondup netted 20 points as White House beat Don Bosco 64-40 and the hosts Prime College outscored KIST 75-27 in the fourth Prime Cup Inter-college Basketball Tournament here today. In other boys’ section matches of the day, Whitefield narrowly beat Rato Bangala 49-48 and ACE defeated NCCS 34-19. Likewise, Gyanodaya outplayed FW Taylor 73-22 and RIBS edged past New Summit 48-45. — HNS