Sports Correspondent

Tirunelveli: St. Xavier’s College entered the semifinals of the M.S University inter-collegiate men’s volleyball tournament defeating Pope’s College, Sawyerpuram 25-13, 25-15 at Palayamkottai on Thursday.

Other results (quarterfinals): Sadakathullaha Appa College, Palayamkottai bt Vivekananda, Agasteeswaram 25-10, 25-9; Aditanar, Thiruchendur bt VOC, Tuticorin 25-23, 25-17; Scott Christian, Nagercoil bt ST Hindu, Nagercoil 25-23, 25-18.

GHSS Vadipatti wins

Government HSS, Vadipatti and Madura Sugars HSS, Pandiarajapuram won the boys’ and girls’ hockey titles respectively in the SAI scheme district-level inter-school under-16 games at the MGR Race Course Stadium in Madurai on Thursday.

In the boys’ final, GHSS, Vadipatti beat MMHSS, Thirunagar 5-2. Karthikeyan 2, Siva, Prakash and Praveen scored for Vadipatti School. Vishnukumar and Vivekraj scored for MMHSS.

In the girls’ section, Madura Sugars, Pandiarajapuram and Government HSS, Vadipatti tied with 4 points each in the three-team league and Madura Sugars emerged winner on better goal difference.

Other results (all finals): Boys: Football: American College HSS 5 (Ayyavu 2, Ujeswaran, Jeyakumar, Prasanth) bt Don Bosco MHSS 0. Basketball: St. Britto’s HSS 79 (Mani Barathy 32) bt American College HSS 55 (Antony 24). Volleyball: American College HSS bt TVS HSS 25-9, 25-8. Table tennis: SBOA MHSS, Nagamalai bt KAC Arunachalam MHSS 3-0.

Swimming: 100m breaststroke: Karanthamalaikannan (GHSS, Chatrapatti); 100m butterfly: Ramesh Pandy (Nehru Vidyasalai); 100m backstroke: Ramesh Pandy; 100m freestyle: A.D. Chakravathy (Mahatma MHSS).

Girls: Football: Nirmala GHSS 3 (Nivedha hat-trick) bt Sengunthar School 0. Basketball: Nirmala GHSS 38 (Swathi 16) bt Capron Hall 6. Volleyball: St. Anne’s HSS bt Sengunthar School 25-8, 25-9. Table tennis: TVS MHSS bt Capron Hall 3-0.

Swimming: 100m breaststroke: M.S. Bavithra (FUSCO MHSS); 100m butterfly: S. Vinitha Yazhilini (Vishandhi MHSS); 100m backstroke: M.S. Bavithra; 100m freestyle: S. Vinitha Yazhilini.

SEV MHSS prevails

Thanga Selvam’s 78 and Aniz’s unbeaten 63 helped SEV Matriculation HSS defeat Chetana MHSS by 157 runs in the Nagalakshmi Ammal Memorial Trophy district-level inter-school Twenty20 cricket tournament at Madurai.

The scores: SEV MHSS 220 for three (Thanga Selvam 78, Aniz 63 not out) bt Chetna MHSS 63 in 12 overs (Aniz three for nine); TVS MHSS ‘B’ 199 for five (Sabari 58) bt MM School 161 for eight; Mahatma MHSS 150 for five (Varun 50) bt Seventh Day MHSS 100 in 19.5 overs (Varun three for 18).

Coaching camp

The annual TVS cricket coaching camp will be conducted from October 27 at TVS Lakshmi MHSS ground, Madurai. For details, contact Suresh (99944 41080) or Raja (9994322681).

State TT

The Tamil Nadu State table tennis championship, organised by the Table Tennis Club of Tirupur, will be held at the Tirupur Seva Samiti on College Road here on October 27 and 28. Entries have to be sent to Selvakumar, Joint Secretary, Tamil Nadu State Table Tennis Association, Hall No. 82, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Periamet, Chennai-600 003 (9444144482) or Purohit, 6A, Kurinji Nagar, Third Street, Sheriff Colony, Tirupur-641 604 (9363044759) on or before October 20.

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