Monday, October 13, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Shahabad girls on a goal-scoring spree
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, October 12
SGNP Girls Senior Secondary School, Shahabad whipped St. Annes High School, Goa 22-0, after leading by 13-0 at half time, in the 10th Nehru Junior Girls Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Sunday.

In another match, Birsamunda Vidyapeetha, Rourkela (Orissa) rained goals on Loyola School, Jakhama (Kohima) when they scored a 20-0 victory. Both these matches witnessed a hattrick each.

Sara Tucker Higher Secondary School, Palamyamkottai (Tamil Nadu) trounced Govt Girls High School, Patna (Bihar) 7-0.

The Shahabad girls began their onslaught from the word go when Aarti Sharma scored a field goal to open the account in the very first minute. Aarti also accounted for the 18th goal, again a field one, and in between, the Goa goal fell several times. The highlight of the match was three-goals-in-a-row by Saravjeet Kaur who scored the 14th, 15th and 16th goals. Ramneek Kaur and Prem Kaur scored five goals each, but no hattrick, while Ritu Rani (2), Joydeep Kaur (2) and Harpreet Kaur (3, no hattrick) were the other scorers.

The Birsamunda girls took about seven minutes to settle down, but once the slew gate of goals opened, there was a virtual torrent.

Pravasini Ekka scored the first goal in the seventh minute, and she then went on to add three more goals.

Sarita Hanuman was the heroine of their victory, slotting in eight goals, including a hattrick, while Chumkilata, Binita Xess (two), Mariam Minz and Poonam Toppo were the other scorers.

In the third match, the Tamilnadu school scored through Sophia Juliet, Linda Rajkumari, Uma Maheshwari (2), Rebecca Nathaiya and S Rasna (2).

NCC, Bangalore defeated Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh 7-1. Usha, Poonam Machaiah (4, no hattrick) and Rashitha Muddaiah were the scorers for Bangalore while Prakash scored the consolation goal for the losers.



Wrestlers pay tribute to Padma Shri Lila Ram
Our Correspondent

Rohtak, October 12
The wrestlers’ fraternity has mourned the death of veteran wrestler, Padma Shri Lila Ram, who died yesterday in Charkhi Dadri (Bhiwani). He had the distinction of becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal for the country in the Commonwealth Games.

Describing him as a quality wrestler, Bhim Award winner Suresh Pahlwan, who also has the distinction of winning Bharat Kesri, Hindi Kesri and Rustam-e-Hind titles besides winning a medal in the Asian Games in 1986, said that in his death not only Haryana but the entire nation had lost an eminent figure from the sports arena.

Speaking to the ‘NCR Tribune’, Suresh said that the achievements of Lila Ram would continue to inspire youngsters in the field. A two-minute silence was observed at Suresh Vyayamshala by at least 50 budding wrestlers in the memory of the deceased Lila Ram.

Born on November 30, 1930, in Mandola village of Bhiwani district in an agriculturist’s family, Lila Ram went on to become a popular figure in sports after achieving success at the national as well as international level. He competed in heavy and super heavyweight categories.

In 1948, he joined the Grenadiers Regimental Centre, which was located at Nasirabad at that time, to launch his career in wrestling. He reigned as the national heavyweight champion in the late 50s and early 60s.

On the international front also, he was a great achiever. He was named captain of the team, which participated in the Olympic Games in Melbourne in 1956. In 1958, he won a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games held in Cardiff, which was the most memorable moment of his career. There he defeated his counterparts from Canada, Pakistan and England. In 1956, during the Indo-Iran Tests, he defeated Rustam-e-Iran Mohammed Ali.

After retiring from active wrestling, he maintained his links with sports. He was the Chief Coach of the Indian team for Mexico Olympics in 1968 and the World Championship held in Delhi. His services as a coach of the Services were also utilised till 1973. He served the Haryana Sports Department as Assistant Director of Sports from 1980 to 1988.

His contribution in sports got recognition only in 1998, when he was awarded the Padma Shri.



Rohan lifts kids’ title in TT
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, October 12
Rohan Bhatnagar of Delhi Public School, East of Kailash defeated Tarun Gupta in five thrilling games at 11-5, 16-14, 9-11, 5-11, 11-7 to lift the kids title in the 16th Jaspal Kaur Memorial Open Table Tennis Tournament at the school premises on Sunday.

In the girls section, Deepshika Verma and Joshita Bhushan of Jaspal Kaur and V Malini of DTEA moved into the quarter-finals. Tejeshwar Parmar, Varun Anand, Harshit Chand and Deepak Malik moved up in the boys section.

Results: Women’s singles second round: V Malini beat Megha Anand 11-3, 17-3, 11-6; Deepshikha Verma b Neetika Sharma 11-4, 11-5, 11-8; Joshita Bhushan b Vandana 11-9, 11-7, 11-6; Neha Aggarwal b Chandani Bathla 11-1, 11-6, 11-2; Shivani Rana b Meeta Garg 11-8, 11-2, 11-4; Aanchal Batra b Deepika Sharma 11-2, 11-2, 11-0.

Boys singles fourth round: Aman Ahuja b Anket Bhalla-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-9; Jasdeep Singh b Kartik Kukreja 9-11, 11-2, 11-9, 11-5; Karan Arora b Tushar Kalra 17-15, 11-5, 11-7; Ramit Bhatnagar b Gautam Aggarwal 11-8, 11-7, 11-4; Vishal Aggarwal b Abhinav Shravat 11-5, 11-6, 12-10; Varun Jindal b Lovekesh Chawla 11-1, 11-5, 11-2; Nishank Bajaj b Raghav Malhotra 11-7, 11-7, 11-7; Ketan Jain b Akshay Gupta 11-9, 11-3, 11-7; Sunal Jain b Vineet Verma 11-7, 11-3, 11-2; Deepak Malik b Bhuvesh Gidwani 11-4, 11-5, 11-7; Nandit Passey b Harjeet Singh 11-6, 11-8, 11-9; Akhlesh Sharma b Bharat Sharma 11-9, 11-6, 11-9; Varun Anand b Arjun Berry 11-2, 11-4, 11-7; Harshit Chand b Dhruv Arora 11-6, 11-7, 11-3; Yakshap Jindal b Kunal Puri 11-5, 9-11, 11-5, 11-13, 11-5; Tejeshwar Parmar b Siddhant Trehan 11-6, 5-11, 11-6, 11-7.

Girls singles second round: Neha Aggarwal b Vedika Garg 11-2, 11-6, 11-2; Sanya Sehgal b Chandni Bathla 11-5, 11-2, 11-2; V Malini b Vandana 11-9, 11-7, 11-9; Aanchal Batra b Anjali Dalal 11-5, 11-4, 11-2; Mrinalini Mondal b Tina Khurana 9-11, 11-5, 5-11, 12-10, 11-7.



Faridabad clinch Pataudi Trophy
Our Sports Reporter

Rohtak, October 12
Faridabad won the Pataudi Trophy by defeating Rewari with a six wicket margin in the final of the inter-district cricket tourney played at Maharaja Aggarsain Stadium here today.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Rewari could score 75 runs in 24 overs. Sanjay (16), Paras (11), Hitesh (17) and Deepak Yadav (13) were the contributors to the inning. Saurabh Virmani took 4 wickets for 34 runs whereas Irish Saxena dismissed three Rewari batsmen giving away only 10 runs. In reply, Faridabad reached the victory target after loosing 4 wickets in 25.1 overs.

After loosing quick wickets of their top order batsmen - Vikram Dhaliwal (2), Ishan Ganda (5), Dharmender (5) and Ajit (0), Faridabad staged a recovery through Shafiq Khan (26) and Naveen Negi (19). Dharambir took 3 for 25 while bowling for Rewari.



Salwan Boys whip N C Jindal School
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, October 12
An all-round performance by Shrey Choudhary (35 n o and 3 for 13) and deadly bowling by Nitin Kumar (3 for 11) enabled defending champions Salwan Boys defeat N C Jindal Public School by ten wickets in a league match of the 4th Parle Cup Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground on Saturday.

Scores: N C Jindal: 80 all out in 31.1 overs (Ankit Nagar 29, Nitin Kumar 3 for 11, Anant Marichi 3 for 14, Shrey Choudhary 3 for 13).

Salwan Boys: 84 for no loss in 10.3 overs (Shrey Choudhary 35 n o, Tarun Choudhary 36 n o).

Rajdhani beat I G Stadium

Rajdhani Sports defeated Indira Gandhi Stadium Coaching Centre by six wickets in the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament for the Utkarsh Cup and entered the final.

Scores: IG Stadium: 152 for 7 in 35 overs (Jaspreet Narula 44, Sandeep Rana 24, Sanjay Verma 2 for 10, Deepak Sen 2 for 20).

Rajdhani Sports: 153 for 4 in 34.1 overs (Ashish Sharma 60 n o, Jogender 32, K S Rana 2 for 45).

Mathura Road crush Vasant Kunj

Delhi Public School (DPS), Mathura Road outplayed DPS, Vasant Kunj 68-15 in the opening match of the DPS Basketball Tournament for senior boys.

In other matches, DPS, Faridabad beat DPS, Rohini 37-10, Noida defeated Bulandshar 47-31 and R K Puram beat Greater Noida 61-13.



Amit, Puneet help Shankaracharya win
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, October 12
An all-round display by Amit Chawla (3 for 41 and 38) and deadly bowling by Puneet Dhingra (4 for 34) helped Shankaracharya Vidyalaya defeat K G Colts by 53 runs in the DDCA Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Yamuna Sports Complex ground.

Scores: Shankaracharya Vidyalaya: 196 all out in 43.2 overs (Amit Chawla 38, Ankit Gupta 39, Gagan Kapoor 3 for 34, Rajeev Gupta 3 for 41, Upmanu Kumar 3 for 39).

K G Colts: 143 all out in 36.4 overs (Parvesh Kumar 36, Puneet Dhingra 4 for 34, Angad Vohra 3 for 25, Amit Chawla 3 for 41).

In the second match, Sarojini Nagar beat Anand Sports by 10 wickets.

Scores: Anand Sports: 41 all out in 21 overs (Ravinder Pawar 3 for 1, Gaurav Jangra 3 for 7). Sarojini Nagar: 45 for no loss in 7.4 overs (Pragat Singh 27 n o).

Ashwani Tyagi’s 6 for 51 bowling spell helped Universal beat Delhi Blues by 14 runs at the Indira Gandhi Stadium ground.

Scores: Universal: 199 all out in 39.3 overs (Ashwani Tyagi 32, Mayank Sethi 3 for 21, Manish Choudhary 3 for 63). Delhi Blues: 185 all out in 43.4 overs (Anuj Sharma 52, Gaurav Upadhyay 45, Ashwani Tyagi 6 for 51).



Panipat basketball tournament
Our Sports Reporter

Panipat, October 12
As many as 40 boys and 16 girls schools participated in the basketball tournament, which concluded here today in local DAV Thermal Colony Public School, Panipat.

The Vice-Chairman of DAV School Management Committee and the chief guest, Mr Ram Sanehi Arya, announced the results and congratulated all players of the winning teams, including four girls’ teams.

Out of the 14 winning teams, five teams - Salwan Public School (Girls), Gurgaon; Dr M.K.K. Model School Panipat; DPS School Sector 19, Faridabad; DAV Public School Ballabhgarh and Balvikas (Girls), Panipat, it was just a walkover.



DDA Academy win
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, October 12
DDA Football Academy defeated St. Vivekanand School, Haryana 3-1, Man Public School got walkover from Ganga International, Nivia Academy beat DPS, Mathura Road and DPS drew with St. Columba’s goalless in the Nivia Schools Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Sunday.


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