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DNYF Nepal honour Bista

KATHMANDU: Central Sports Department of Democratic National Youth Federation (DNYF), Nepal and Youth Force Sports National Committee honoured taekwondo ace Deepak Bista during the inauguration ceremony of the National Youth Sports Festival here on Friday. General Secretary of CPN (UML) Jhala Nath Khanal handed over the felicitation letter and Rs 5,555 to Bista, the second Nepali player to qualify for the Olympic Games, before inaugurating the three-day Festival at the National Sports Council (NSC) covered hall. More than 1,000 players are taking part in the Festival that features competitions in nine disciplines. — HNS

Budhanilkantha in final

KATHMANDU: Budhanilkantha School beat hosts AVM by two wickets and Galaxy School defeated Shuvatara School by 74 runs to enter the final of the fifth SNB Memorial Inter-school Cricket Tournament here on Friday. In the first match, Galaxy scored 140-5 in 20 overs and packed Shuvatara for 66 in 13.2 overs. Dipesh Agrawal scored 38 off 35 including three fours and a six for Galaxy. Sashank Acharya took 4-22 for Shuvatara. Krithartha Pyakurel scored 29 runs for Shuvatara, while Anurag Ray and man of the match Bibhav Raj Joshi took three wickets each for the winners. In the other match, AVM were bowled out for 104 runs, while Budhanilkantha overcame the total losing eight wickets in 18.2 overs. Ayush Lal Shrestha scored 30 for AVM, while Prakash Singh and Neeraj Khatiwada took two wickets apiece for Budhanilkantha. In reply, Ivan Shrestha scored 27 and man of the match Neeraj Khatiwada made 20 runs. — HNS

Ivan clinches U-12 trophy

LALITPUR: Ivan Lisanovich won the Under-12 boys’ singles title of the seventh Jayakar Memorial National Open Tennis Tournament on Friday. In the final, Ivan beat Abhay Gauchan 6-1. In the Under-14 girls’ singles final, Aslesha Lisanovich defeated Mina Gharti Magar 6-2, 6-4. Achal Thapa and Pranjal Kayastha made it to the boys U-14 final. — HNS

Prime, JVC advance

KATHMANDU: Prime and JVC entered the semi-finals of the second CPS Cup Inter-college Basketball Tournament here on Friday. Prime defeated Einstein College 81-51 riding on Sadish Pradhan 22 points, while Laxman Shrestha netted 24 as JVC beat Unique College 68-53. Campion Academy and Trinity College have already made it to the last four. — HNS