Ratna Shield soccer
Malpi, Dipendra Police, Manju Shree and Panga School entered the semi-finals of the Ratna Shield Inter-school Football Tournament, which has been organised by All Nepal Football Tournament to mark the 78th birthday of Queen Mother Ratna. In the day’s quarter-finals held at Sano Gaucharan, Akshaya Rana scored the winner as Malpi International School defeated Adarsha Secondary School 1-0; and Yukesh Maharjan scored the only goals in Panga Secondary School’s 1-0 win over St Xavier’s School.
Amrit Gurung and Kiran Gurung scored a goal each as Dipendra Police School made it to the last four with a 2-0 win over Blue Moon School. In the last match, Manju Shree eliminated Herman Gmeiner School 5-3 in tie-breaker, after a goalless draw. In Wednesday’s semi-finals, Dipendra Police will take on Manju Shree and Malpi will play against Panga School. — HNS
Squash selection tourney
Lal Bahadur Pradhan, Anil Singh and Suresh Kumar Gurung advanced to the next round of the Men’s Open section at the National Squash Tournament which has been organised by Nepal Squash and Rackets Association to select the players for the forthcoming South Asian Games to be held in Sri Lanka next year. In the day’s matches, Pradhan beat Lal Bahadur Gurung and Rishi Agrawal; Singh outplayed Lal Bahadur Gurung; and Suresh Kumar defeated Dhir Pun. — HNS
Third Milan basketball
The league round matches of the third Milan Inter-school Girls’ Basketball Tournament, which has been organised by Milan Vidya Mandir to mark the 78th birthday of Queen Mother Ratna and 41st Children’s Day, were completed today. In the day’s matches, GEMS outplayed Buddha Prakash School 47-20 riding on Melina Lama’s 11 points; Neeha Singh netted eight points as Triyog defeated Unique 18-10; Pennwood edged past Valley Public 21-15 in which Anu Defen of the winning team scored six points.Likewise, Maya Syangtang netted 16 points as Ideal Model beat LRI 24-20; Little Angels’ outplayed Milan School 20-16 riding on Lana Thewa and Arati Tulachan scored six points each; and Holy Garden defeated Rato Bangala 19-18, in which Rachani and Sujina netted seven points each for the winners. — HNS