Local briefs

LA, Pioneer triumph

LALITPUR: Little Angels’ (LA) School and IJ Pioneer won their matches at the 13th Fr Moran Memorial Inter-school Football Tournament on Tuesday. Little Angels’ humiliated Rose Bud 6-0 with Sanuj Baniya completing a hat-trick and Bipen Thapa, Amrit Bhusal and Bil Clinton Katuwal adding a goal apiece. Pioneer edged Gyanodaya 1-0 on a solitary goal from Siddhartha KC. Likewise, Manish Karki and Bijay Sapkota scored a brace each while Robin Karki and Sabin Rokka also found the nets as NAPF thrashed LRI 6-0. Hosts St Xavier’s (Godavari) got a walk over win from Jyoti Academy. — HNS

Unique, NOBS through

KATHMANDU: Hosts Unique and NOBS advanced to the Junior Boys’ section quarter-finals of the fourth Unique Inter-school Basketball Tournament. Unique got a walkover win from Gyan Niketan and will meet Elite Co-Ed, who also got walkover win from Sewa Sadan. NOBS hammered Awareness International 63-17 and will face defending champions Sri Diwa. Daffodil also got a walkover win from Mt Glory. In the girls’ section, New Shrine entered the last eight with a 24-14 win over NOBS. NOBS also made it through to last eight. — HNS

Golden Peak Basketball

KATHMANDU: Golden Peak High School is organising the second Golden Peak Inter-school Basketball Tournament from December 10-16. In all, 15 teams from 14 schools will vie for the Junior Boys’ championship while six schools are fighting for the Senior Girls’ championship. Participating in the Junior Boys include Valley Public, Ideal Model, Gillete, Greenland, Newton, Clinton, Gyan Niketan, New Summit, Deep Jyoti, Gyan Jyoti, Trungram International Academy (TIA), HIMS, Arunodaya and two teams from the organising school. Likewise, Valley Public, Arunodaya, New Summit, TIA, Golden Peak and Deep Jyoti are in the girls’ section. — HNS

Campion open with win

LALITPUR: Campion Academy opened their defence of the title with a crushing 84-19 victory over DAV College at the second CPS Cup Inter-college Boys Basketball Tournament here on Tuesday. Anurag Jimba contributed 25 points for the defending champions. Also winning were Reliance Academy, John Bower College (JVC) and Prime College. Reliance beat hosts Children Paradise School (CPS) 59-33 riding on 17 points from Dipu. Laxman scored 28 points as JVC annihilated Kantipur Valley College 93-9 and Rabi scored 22 in Prime’s 70-41 victory over Capital College and Research Centre. — HNS

National Cricket in Jhapa

KAKARVITTA: Mechi Cricket Academy and Nepal Deaf Cricket Association are jointly organising the National Cricket League for hearing-impaired cricketers next month. Teams from Nepalgunj, Bhairahawa, Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar and Jhapa will take part in the tournament, said President of Deaf Cricket Association Sariyu Prasad Serchan. The organisers will also select a national team that will represent the country in the Asia Cup slated for March. — HNS

Inter-school handball

KATHMANDU: The second School-level Boys Handball Tournament is beginning at the Kapan Handball grounds from Wednesday. In all, 12 teams, including five from outside the Valley, will compete in the tournament, organised by Sadabahar Sports Society. Top three winners will receive Rs 10,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs 3,000 respectively. — HNS