Local Briefs

Friendship football :

LALITPUR: Siddhartha Bhandari scored four goals as Mr Nepal 2006 Contestant team defeated Nepal Sports Journalists Forum (NSJF) 4-2 in a friendly football match today. Upendra Shrestha and Binayak Bikram Thapa scored for NSJF. The match was organised to judge the Mr Sports among amont the Mr Nepal participants. — HNS

LRI, Brihaspati in final :

KATHMANDU: LRI beat RIBS 49-48 and Brihaspati Vidya Sadan beat Ideal Model School 55-37 in the senior boys’ semi-finals at the fifth Baba Inter-school Basketball Championship here today. — HNS

Tribhuvan Army win :

KATHMANDU: Tribhuvan Army Club beat Shikhar Sanskritik Manch 25-13, 25-19, 25-16 in the Dhorpatan Blue Sky Cup Volleyball League Championship today. Purbanchal, Bode, Nightingale and Wild Sports Club also won their respective matches of the day. — HNS

Baba School lead :

LALITPUR: Baba Boarding School led the opening day with 42 points in the seventh LA Inter-school Swimming Championship here today. The hosts are second with 39 points followed by British School with 34 points. — HNS

Rara Hill, Mangal win :

KIRTIPUR: Rara Hill Memorial School won the girls’ title and Mangal School claimed the boys’ championship in the Kiritpur Cup Inter-school Basketball Tournament here today. — HNS

Shuttlers off to Madrid :

KATHMANDU: Shuttlers Sumina Shre-stha and Pashupati Paneru left for Ma-drid to take part in the World Badminton Championship slated for September 18-24. They were chosen by the International Badminton Federation.— HNS