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HIMS, RIBS enter last four

KATHMANDU: Korchung Thakuri top-scored with 23 points as Himalaya International Model School defeated Sambotta School 45-40 and entered the semi-finals of the HIMS Inaugural Inter-school Basketball Tournament. In other quarter-final matches, Gyanodaya thrashed Gyan Niketan School 64-39; RIBS outplayed Wilson 57-38; and Namgyal beat Shridiwa 36-23.

Joy House School finish first

KATHMANDU: Joy House School came first with three golds, seven silvers and a bronze medal at the first Kathmandu District President Cup Inter-school Taekwondo Competition. Standard Co-Ed and Baba School came second and third respectively. Rosi Lama of Joy House and Suman Bista of Kathmandu Bernheart School were named the best players . Other boys section winners were: Samundra Neupane (18-21kg); Biki Khadka (22-25kg); Suman Bista (27-30kg); Sanam Thapa (32-35kg); Ram Lama (35-38kg); Darshan Thapa (38-41kg); Rajiv Shrestha (44-48kg); Pema Lama (50-54kg); and Krishna Tamang (54-58kg). In girls’ section, Rosi Karki (27-30kg); Shrijana Khadka (31-34kg); Tara Ghimire (34-38kg); Rosi Lama (43-47kg); and Durga Sunuwar (47-51kg) won.

Boxing tourney on June 17

KATHMANDU: Kathmandu District Boxing Association is organising the first Valley-wide Boxing Competition in memory of former boxers Pushkar Dhoj Shahi, Dal Bahadur Ranamagar and Nar Bahadur Yonzon from June 17-21. The competition will be held in two sections — senior and junior — where boxers will have to fight in nine different categories. The estimated cost of the tournament is Rs 1,75,000 and Adidas, Prism Manpower, Jai Nepal Hall and Manakamana Cable Car are sponsoring the tournament.

PYC, Progress College win

KATHMANDU: Progress College defeated College of Information and Technology (CIT) by 76 runs and Public Youth College (PYC) beat Tri-Chandra College by 32 runs in the second CCRC Cricket Tournament today. Batting first, Progress scored 214 runs losing six wickets in 25 overs. Sanjay Raj Shrestha scored 66 off 41 balls and man of the match Suman Uday Shrestha scored 46 off 50 balls. In reply, CIT were packed off for 138 runs in 23.4 overs. Mayank Thapa scored 72 off 58 runs including eight fours and two sixes. Rukumesh Poudyal made 24 runs. For Progress, Navin Chand claimed three wickets. In the other match, PYC scored 160 runs riding on Sanoo Pradhan’s 56 runs. For TC, Raj Kumar Pradhan claimed five wickets. In reply, TC could muster just 128 runs in 20 overs. For PYC, man of the match Gyanendra Malla claimed three wickets.

Bright Future enter final

KATHMANDU: Bright Future School defeated Little Star 27-25, 25-11, 25-5 and entered the boys’ section final of the Valley wide Inter-school Volleyball Tournament, which has been organised by National Open College. Anal Jyoti ‘blue’ and Bright Future School have already entered the girls’ section final, slated for Saturday. — HNS