Minnows call shots as Term One secondary school games begin

Peter Duma (left) of Dr Aggrey ina action against John Baraka of Kaya Tiwi. [Omondi Onyango, Standard

Term One secondary school games started at the weekend in Coast region where little-known teams posted impressive results to qualify for the county games slated for Match 23-25 in various designations.

Kilifi County's Kauma sub-county games, Jaribuni Secondary School won both boys basketball and handball titles.

Under the close watch of their principal Francis Kisilu, Jaribuni took advantage of home ground advantage to silence Mayowe Secondary School 69-8 in the basketball final and qualify for the county games slated for March 23-25 at Sokoke Secondary School.

In handball, Jaribuni won their two matches to lift the trophy. They thrashed Sosoni Secondary 20-1 before hitting Vyambani 12-5. Vyambani defeated Sosoni 18-3 in another game.

In Matuga sub-county games (Kwale County), heavyweights Shimba Hills lifted both boys and girls' handball titles to qualify for the county games slated for Kwale High and Kwale Seminary from March 23-25.

In the boys' final, Shimba beat Ambassador Mwakwere 24-9. On their way to the final, Shimba Hills boys defeated Mwaluphamba 15-1.

In the girls' final, Shimba Hills defeated Ambassador Mwakwere School 8-7 in a closely battled final.

In the semis, Shimba stopped Kanja School 15-4, while Ambassador Mwakwere edged out Tumaini 11-4.

In the Msambweni sub-county games, Kingwende School won girls hockey and handball titles to advance to the county games.

Ramisi School won the boys' rugby title and will be accompanied by Mvindeni School for the county games as the top two schools were picked for the county games.

Mvindeni won the boys' basketball title with Mivumoni qualifying as the best second team.

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