St Peters win 7s title at Western School Games


St Peters win 7s title at Western School Games

In Summary

  • St Peters Boys have were crowned the Western Region School Games rugby sevens champions after outclassing Vihiga Boys 21-0 in the final played on Tuesday
  • St. Peters who hail from Kakamega County had earlier crushed Chebuyusi 33-0 in the semi-finals while Vihiga were 10-7 winners over Mukumu Boys in the other last four clash

St Peters Boys have were crowned the Western Region School Games rugby sevens champions after outclassing Vihiga Boys 21-0 in the final played on Tuesday.

St. Peters who hail from Kakamega County had earlier crushed Chebuyusi 33-0 in the semi-finals while Vihiga were 10-7 winners over Mukumu Boys in the other last four clash.

Despite the defeat Vihiga will represent the region at national level as both finalists were guaranteed of tickets for the event.

St Peters captain Martin Thaddeus attributed the win to hard work.

“I’m glad we have brought back the trophy to Kakamega County; we really worked for it and we are going to work extra hard for the nationals,” he added.

On his side, Vihiga Boys head coach Abubakar Abdalah hailed his boys for the great effort.

“We have done well, it was a simple mistake due to communication failure that made us lose the game, but we are happy we have qualified to the national championship,” Abdallah said.

Meanwhile, rugby 15s defending champions Kakamega sailed through to the final after crashing out Nambale 62-0 in the semis played on Tuesday evening. They will face the winner between Koyonzo and Chesamisi who drew 3-3 in the normal time and the match will be repeated Wednesday morning.

Handball boys’ final will be a Bungoma affair as defending champions Kimilili Boys face Toroso Boys. Kimilili had earlier defeated Musingu 25-17 while Toroso had hammered Kolanya 23-20 in the semis.

In girls’ category, defending champions Moi Girls Kamusinga will tackle it out with Mukumu a repeat of pool A match where Kamusinga won 18-15. In semis, Kamusinga defeated Epanja 32-14 while Mukumu hammered Toroso 18-12.

In basketball boys final, defending champions Sigalame of Bungoma County will meet Kamusinga after thrashing Kakamega 79-48 while Kamusinga crashed Kibabii 54-29 in the semis. In girls’ category it will be a repeat of last year’s final as Butere Girls face off Tigoi Girls in what is expected to be a mouth-watering clash.

Butere hammered Mukumu 63-32 in the semis while Tigoi defeated Bunyore 58-18.

Finally in hockey boys, defending champions Mukumu will face Nyang’ori in the semis as Kamusinga meets Kibabii. In girls’ category, defending champions Tigoi of Vihiga County will face Nangili of Bungoma County as Misikhu face Bumini.

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Story By Dennis Kamariki
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