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MCM football champs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 22
MCM DAV Club lifted Deepak Kapania Memorial Trophy in the four-team round robin league in the Chandigarh Senior Women Football Championship, which concluded at St Stephen's School’s grounds, Sector 45 here today.

In the final between MCM DAV Club and St Stephen’s Club today shared points as both the teams held to a draw in goalless tie.

Both the teams were tied with seven points. However, MCM DAV emerged victorious, as they have scored 11 goals and conceded one goal in three matches.

On the other hand, St Stephen’s scored 9 goals and conceded one goal.

MCM DAV defeated DAV Senior Secondary School Club-8 (3-1) and Carmel Convent (8-0) in the league matches whereas St Stephen’s got the better of Carmel Convent (8-0) and DAVSSS Club-8 (1-0).

Earlier, both the teams squandered all the chances that came their way in the final match.

DAV Senior Secondary School Club-8 finished third after beating Carmel Convent School, Sector 9 by 3-0.

Kanchan (17th min), Kamla (20th min) and Neha (33rd min) scored one goal each for the winners. Sharika Kaul (Carmel Convent), Monika (DAVSSSC-8), Amanpreet Kaur (St Stephen's Club) and Nisha (MCM DAV Club) were declared the best players of the tournament.

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Cakewalk for St. John’s
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 22
It was a cakewalk win for St.John’s High School -26, as the team outclassed YPS, Mohali by a mammoth 153 runs on the opening day of the Blessed Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament held at St.John’s High School ground in Sector 26, here today.

Batting first, the hosts set up a stiff target of 179 runs in 25 overs. Shine scored a half-century (51 runs off 40 balls) while skipper Vardaan contributed 38 runs. In reply, the D.C. Model team succumbed meekly for a paltry 26 runs. St John’s Aditya Duggal and Nikhil Banerjee gave good performances as they both claimed two wickets.

In the second match of the day, YPS, Mohali team beat APJ, Kharar by 19 runs.

YPS won the toss and chose to bat first. They put up a competitive total of 145 runs in 25 overs after losing six wickets. Subeer was the main scorer with 53 runs. The APJ team gave a good fight with an all-round performance by Saarthak, who scored magnificent 56 runs. He also claimed two wickets for 25 runs, but the team eventually fell short of the target by 20 runs.

Earlier, the tournament was inaugurated by Kavita Das, principal, St. John's, and Brother Superior Sarto. R.K. Kaushik, secretary, political and protocol, was the guest of honour on the occasion.

Brief scores: St. John’s: 179/5 in 25 overs ; Shine 51, Vardaan 38; Mohit 2 for 16.

DC Model School: 26 all out in 8.2 overs; Nikhil 2 for 4, Aditya 2 for 25.

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Gaurav, Neha shine in archery
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 22
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10 emerged overall champion with its archers Gaurav and Neha winning top honours in the boys and girls segments of Indian Round in Archery Sub Junior (Boys and Girls) State Championship at PU grounds here today.

Gaurav accumulated a total of 485 points while Neha bagged 435 points to win the honour.

In Compound Girls event, Jasleen of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26 gathered 691 points and Varun Sachdeva got 890 points in boys’ category to clinch gold medals.

Other results:

Boys

Indian Round: 1 Gaurav (485 points), 2 Ritesh (469 points), 3 Yogesh (435 points), 4 Vijrnder (433 points), 5 Acharpal (424 points).

Girls: 1 Neha (435 points), 2 Seema (410 points), 3 Gurmeet (345 points), 4 Jasmeen (333 points), 5 Priya (327 points). 

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Basketball
Victory for Tribune Model School cagers
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 22
Tribune Model School-29 cagers outclassed GMSSS, Manimajra team 16-02 and AKSIPS-40 team beat GMSSS-22 team 26-06 in the Under 17 inter-school basketball competition for Boys held at GMSSS, Sector 46, here today.

Other results:

St Xavier’s 44 b Baptist -45 25-04;

Guru Nanak Khalsa School -30 b GGSS-26 31-06;

Moti Ram School-27 b Shishu Niketan School 22 23-06;

SGHPS-38 b DAV-15 35-09;

St Stephen’s 45 b St Joseph’s 44 28-09

Dodgeball: Government High School, Sector 26, Bapu Dham Colony, Chandigarh clinched first place in u-14 inter-school Dodgeball competitions held at GMSSS-19, here today. Baptist School-45 was placed on second position while the third place was bagged by Government High School, Dariya.

Other results

U-19:

GHS-40 A b GHS-12 A 2-1 (5-4, 2-3, 5-6);

GHS, Raipurkhurd b DAV-8 2-1( 9-0, 1-10, 9-1);

U-17:

GHS, Raipurkhurd b GSSS, Behlana 2-0 (9-2, 4-2);

GMHS-39 got walkover against GHS, Dariya.

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Skating to success
Akash Ghai
Tribune News Service

Rohit Bajaj
Rohit Bajaj

Panchkula, October 22
At the young age of nine, he started learning skills on skates. Now that he is 16, he has a total of 55 medals including 33 gold, 12 silver and 10 bronze under his belt.

Meet local youngster Rohit Bajaj, who has become a force to reckon with in the skating arena.

“I was inspired to take to the sport after seeing one of my friends showing his skills on the wheels. Immediately I joined the skating coaching center at Blue Bird High School, Sector 16 under the supervision of Akash Deep Sharma”, said Rohit, a class XI student of KBDAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 7 Chandigarh.

After that there was no looking back for him as in the very first year after taking to the sport, Rohit clinched a gold medal in Rink Race II and a bronze in Rink Race I events (U- 8-10 years) in the meet organised by a local club.

“It was a morale boosting win as I again struck, representing Panchkula in the Shri Sushil Kumar Memorial Inter School Roller Skating Championship, organised by District Roller Skating Association, Karnal, in September the same year and won the gold medal there.” In December, 2001, he won the glittering metal in Rink Race II event of Haryana State Roller Skating Championship. Besides that he also bagged two gold and one bronze in the 7th Panchkula District Roller Skating Championship the same year.

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Snooker Championship from Oct 26
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 22
Haryana Billiards and Snooker Association will conduct the State Billiards and Snooker Championship-2007 for the sub-junior, junior, senior categories at Haryana Billiards, Sector 11 here from October 26 to November 5. The last date of receipt of entries for all the events is October 25. 

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Pirthi Chand is joint secy, finance
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 22
Pirthi Chand, a PCS officer who joined the Chandigarh Administration recently, was today appointed joint secretary, finance, and joint secretary, urban planning and engineering.

Besides, he will also work as the director, technical education, with immediate effect relieving Vivek Atray, director, public relations, of the additional charge. The entire work of Home-II branch will henceforth be routed through him by the under secretary home/superintendent home-II, official sources said here today.

Daljeet Singh, who was working as the joint secretary, finance, and joint secretary, urban planning and engineering, has been repatriated to Punjab.

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