Cheers and tears mark Mombasa County games

Sydney Otieno (facing right) of Aga Khan Academy battles for the ball with Shadrck Khasolo (facing left) of Ushindi Baptist High School in the boys second semi final basketball match during the Mombasa County Secondary Schools Term One ball games at Shimo la Tewa High School. March 15, 2017. Aga Khan Academy won the match to qualify for the finals against hosts Shimo la Tewa High. [PHOTO BY GIDEON MAUNDU/STANDARD].

There were mixed feelings on the final day of Mombasa County's secondary schools Term One games at Shimo La Tewa High School.

Boys’ basketball champions Aga Khan Academy Mombasa retained the title as their sister school relinquished their trophy to new champions.

Aga Khan defeated Shimo La Tewa High School 76-44 in a win that granted them a ticket to the Coast Region games.

On their way to the final, Aga Khan also defeated Ushindi 97-11, while Shimo La Tewa beat former champions Baptist High School 53-38.

In the girls' category, Mama Ngina were crowned the new county champions after they defeated Coast Girls High School 48-21 in the final.

Last year's champions Aga Khan lost 35-12 to Mama Ngina in one of the semi-finals, while Coast Girls floored Mbaraki 35-2 in the second.

In boys’ hockey, last year's champions Shimo La Tewa surrendered the title after losing 3-1 to St Charles Lwanga in the final.

In the girls’ category, however, St Charles Lwanga defended their title without dropping a point.

In rugby, Shimo La Tewa were declared the champions after they floored their opponents with ease. They had nine points. Kajembe finished second while Bububu came third.

Meanwhile, East Africa secondary schools girls' basketball champions Kaya Tiwi School begin their title defence campaign tomorrow, when Kwale County Term One games begin at Matuga High School.

The team, which is handled by their school principal, Robert Aran, is confident of retaining the title. In fact, they have vowed to make the sport their forte both at national and East Africa levels.

In an interview, Aran said he did not expect a stiff challenge at the county level and would use the games to gauge the girls' preparedness ahead of the regional games.

“Being national and regional champions, all schools will be looking forward to upseting us but we are ready for them,” said Aran.

“We are adequately prepared to defend our title. We won the 2016 School of the Year Soya award and we must play as champions,” he added.

Next Story
Lessons from LaLiga: Spain takeaways to guide Kenyan football to stardom

Kenyans treated to worthwhile experience during 10-day expedition.

Uganda leave Kenyans stunned: Qualification chances hang in balance after defeat

An opening loss in the World Championship and Africa Nations Cup qualifiers shocks the men's team.

AK to retain U18 team for 2024 Olympics

The Kenya national Under-18 athletics team that took part in the IAAF World Championships last week will be retained to prepare for the 2024 Olympic Games.

Why Okumbi himself badly requires a coach

Early in the week, a colleague hinted that there was trouble in paradise, or specifically, in the barracks.

Volleyball: Prisons in Challenge Cup final

National league champions Kenya Prisons qualified for the Kenya Volleyball Federation Challenge Cup final after they defeated Mombasa Prisons with straight sets at Afraha Open grounds in Nakuru yesterday.

Sofapaka suffer Shark attack: Kariobangi Sharks advance to quarters

GOtv: Batoto Ba Mungu rue missed chances as they bid tournament goodbye.

More Stories
What next for elegant sports facilities after IAAF meet?

As Kenya recovers from the hangover of hosting a stellar World Under 18 Athletics Championships, focus now shifts to the ability of the government and stakeholders to maintain the equipment and venues.

Easy Chicken Karahi

Chicken karahi is a north Indian inspired meal, also known as chicken kadai.

Monaco say forward Mbappe approached without consent

AS Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe has been approached by a number of European clubs without the Ligue 1 side's permission, they said on Thursday.

Alvaro Morata says his emotional goodbyes to Real Madrid players ahead of Chelsea move

Alvaro Morata has said his Real Madrid goodbyes ahead of his big money move to Chelsea.

Kenyan ‘Messi’ signs for Sporting Lisbon

Mohamed Ramadhan alias Messi Agege has signed a three-year contract with Portugal’s top-tier club Sporting Lisbon.

Legends frustrated over mistreatment

Some of the athletics legends invited by the Local Organising Committee (LOC) as special guests to the global event are quite unhappy.

Alexandre Lacazette scores on his first outing in an Arsenal shirt

Lacazette, a 68th minute substitute, scored in the 83rd minute and Arsenal’s £52m record signing got a huge cheer.

Madrid give up De Gea chase while Hazard tells Zidane he will not join Los Blancos this summer

Real Madrid have given up their chase of David De Gea — while Eden Hazard has told the club he does not want to join them.

(Photos) Rooney and teammates enjoy tea and mandazi in Tanzania

Everton players arrived in Tanzania on Wednesday morning, ahead of the match between SportPesa SuperCup winners Gor Mahia Fc scheduled for Thursday afternoon.