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Easy wins for GCW, Khalsa Club girls
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, February 3
Hosts Government College for Women and the Khalsa Club recorded thumping victories to begin their campaign on a sound note in the Ludhiana District Women Hockey Tournament at the Government College ground here today. Government College routed Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar Chowk, 5-0 while the Khalsa Club trounced Khalsa Girls Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, 4-0.

Government College girls went into the lead through Sarbjot in the initial minutes of the encounter. Kawaldeep Kaur consolidated the lead to make it 2-0. After changing ends, Kawaldeep struck twice to read it 4-0. Jyoti sounded the board to complete the rout 5-0.

In the second match, Khalsa Club players drew the first blood midway through the first half when Sandeep found the target. Immediately, Sapandeep pumped in a goal to cement the lead 2-0. They enhanced the lead 3-0 through Chandni.

In the second half, Sapandeep managed to breeze past rivals’ defence to roll the ball into the net and helped her team to wrap up the issue 4-0.

In another match, Nankana Sahib Public School, Kila Raipur, thrashed Sports Club, Ludhiana, 6-2. The main architects of the Kila Raipur outfit’s win were Amandeep Kaur and Mandeep Kaur who chipped in with three and two goals, respectively, while Kanwapreet Kaur accounted for one goal. Ekta and Jaspreet with one goal each reduced the margin for Sports Club.

Earlier, Ms Kusum Ahuja, Principal, Government College, inaugurated the tournament in which 10 teams were taking part. Mr Sohan Lal Lotey, District Sports Officer, Ludhiana, Mr Teja Singh Dhaliwal, honorary general secretary, Punjab Basketball Association, along with coaches of the Sports Department, Punjab, attended the inaugural function. Ms Surinder Dhir, former Deputy Director, (Sports) welcomed the chief guest and introduced her with the participating teams.

Boxing trials

KHANNA: Trials for the selection of Ludhiana district junior boxing team will be held on February 7 at A.S. College, Khanna, according to J.S. Garewal, boxing coach. Mr Grewal said here today that 11-member team would be selected. The selected team will participated in the junior Punjab State Boxing Championship to be held in Ferozepore from February 10 to 12. All junior boxers born between 1986 and 1987 of the district could contact him in morning of February 10.



Annual sports meet at New SMD School
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, February 3
The annual sports meet was organised at New SMD Senior Secondary School, Shivaji Nagar, at PUDA ground here today. Mr K.R. Bhatt, former Director of the school inaugurated the meet in which competition in different disciplines were held.

In cricket, class X defeated class IX by 10 wickets in the senior group while in the junior section, the match between class VII ‘A’ and class VII ‘B’ finished in a tie. Vatan Goel of class VII ‘A’ was declared player of the meet.

In chess, Ritika Malhotra, student of class X, beat her classmate Shipra to win the title while in the boys’ section (carrom), Ketan defeated Kamal to clinch the title and Monika beat defending champion Renu to annex the title.

Results: carrom (sub jr A group)- Love 1, Namit 2; B group- Rajat 1, Ajay Kapoor 2; junior A group- Sahil Jaidka 1, Sahil Rana 2; B group- Deepanshu Gupta 1, Varinder 2.

Carrom (sr boys)- Ketan Tandon 1, Kunal 2; jr boys doubles- Sourabh and Ashish 1, Rajeev and Nitin 2; girls doubles- Rinka and Shilpa 1, Arshi and Renu 2.

Chess: junior boys group A- Varinder Tuli 1, Sourav Arora 2; group B- Gagandeep Singh 1, Vipin Raikot 2; sr boys- Abhishek 1, Ritesh 2.


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