Sports Correspondent

Madurai: Annamalai University lifted the Rev. Fr.C. Montaud Memorial Trophy defeating American College, Madurai 2-0 in the final of the third annual State-level hockey tournament at Karumathur near here on Thursday. Chandrasekar scored the first goal in the 25th minute and Samuel Niranjan the second in the 49th minute. Olympian Thirugnandurai gave away the prizes.

Easy for MSSWB

Host MSS Wakfboard College beat Yadava College by nine wickets in the Madurai Kamaraj University ‘A’ zone inter-collegiate cricket tournament at Madurai on Thursday.

The scores: Yadava College 63 in 15 overs (Uduman Ali three for 12, T. Pradeep Kumar three for 15) lost to MSSWB College 65 for one in 10.2 overs; SP College of Arts and Science 86 for nine in 20 overs (Senthil Kumar three for 15) lost to MAVMM College 87 for four in 11 overs; American College 122 for nine in 20 overs bt Subbulakshmi Lakshmipathy College 98 for nine in 20 overs; Madurai Institute of Social Science 105 in 20 overs (Kamal three for 10) lost to Thiagarajar Arts College 106 for four in 15.4 overs (Pious 47 not out).

Prabhakar nets winner

Prabhakar struck almost at the call of final whistle as Sethu Institute of Technology, Kariapatti defeated Adithanar College, Tiruchendur 1-0 in the inaugural match of the Redeemers Trophy State-level inter-collegiate football tournament at Nazareth on Thursday.

Hat-trick in vain

A hat-trick by Imrankhan went in vain as Kamaraj Engineering College, Virudhunagar lost to National College of Engineering, Kovilpatti 3-5 in the inaugural match of the Anna University Zone X hockey tournament at Krishnankovil near here on Thursday.

The results: National CE 5 (Kandeepan 3, Arul Sathyaseelan 2) bt Kamaraj EC 3 (Imrankhan 3); Mepco Schlenk EC, Sivakasi 2 (Rajaji, Dinesh Kumar) bt PSREC, Sivalpatti 1 (Sundara Mahesh); Govt. EC, Tirunelveli 3 (Chandrasekar 2, Sivaji Raj) bt Dr. Sivanthi Adithanar EC College, Tiruchendur 2 (Venkatesh, Vignesh).

Karthik triumphs

V. Karthik of Jaycess MHSS, Sivakasi won the boys u-19 title in the Virudhunagar District chess tournament at Sivakasi recently.

Final placings: Boys: U-19: 1. V. Karthik 6.5/7; 2. Balakrishnan 6.5; 3. A. Nagarjuna 6. U-14: 1. M.G. Giriselvam 7.5; 2. N. Vigneshwaran 7; 3. K. Sathish Kumar 5.5. U-10: 1. S. Ruthra 8; 2. Sakthiswara Balan 5; 3. M. Sathis Kumar 5. U-8: 1. Abishake 7; 2. Aravinda 6; 3. G. Pratheep 6.

Girls: U-19: 1. R. Visalatchi 6.5; 2. C.S. Nandhini Devi 5.5; U-14: 1. K. Induja 8.5; 2. S.D.R. Induja 8.5; 3. P. Sandhya 6.5; U-10: 1. R. Sona 7; 2. P. Priyanka 5; 3. R. Janaki 5. U-8: 1. S. Sri Vishnu Prabha 7; 2. S. Nandhini 7; 3. M. Harini 6.

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