THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Cherran’s Arts and Science College, Kangayam trounced SN College, Kannur 7-0 in the opening match of the 7th Major Dhyan Chand Memorial South India inter-collegiate hockey tournament at the LNCPE hockey field here on Friday.

Balaji struck a brace for the winner while Ashok Kumar, Anand Raj, Shragunan, Suku Kumar and Manikumaran scored the other goals for Cherran’s College.

Other results:

University College, Tvm, 2 bt Government Brennan College, Thalassery 1. UC College, Aluva, 2 bt SN College, 0.

Wrestling champions

Kasaragod and Kottayam won the men’s and women’s team titles in the 57th senior State men’s and 12th women’s wrestling championships at the Central Stadium here on Thursday.

Kasaragod men came first in four weight categories to top the table with 38 points. Pathanamthitta came second with 19 points.

In the women’s section, Kottayam was the clear winner with 34 points.

Led by its sports school wards, Kottayam took five out of the seven gold medals to emerge as the winner.

Host Thiruvananthapuarm with one gold medal came second with 18 points.

The results (finals):

Men: 55kg: Sudeesh (Klm) bt Rajith Lal (Ksg); 60kg: R. Biju (Ksg) bt R. Solomon (Pth); 66kg: A. Vipin (Ksg) bt C. Arun (Alp); 74kg: H. Shahjahan (Ksg) bt Prabath Jose Abraham (Ktm); 84kg: Sarath Chandran (Tsr) bt M.K. Jijesh (Ksg); 96kg: Alais M. Ali (Ktm) bt V.P. Sinoj (Ksg); Viyani Charley (Ksg) bt Vinu Ponnachan (Pth).

Team: 1. Kasaragod (38 pts), 2. Pathanamthitta (19 pts).

Women: 48 kg: Anjana U. Rajan (Ktm) bt C. Vinitha (Tsr); 51kg: Thusharakala (Knr) bt V.M. Reshma (Klm); 55kg: Radhika B. Nair (Ktm) bt Joslin Jose (SA); 59kg: Ashily Mohanan (Tvm) bt Sunu Kunjumon (Ktm); 63kg: K.R. Rajimol (Ktm) bt Krupa M. Charly (Ekm); 67kg: Aswathy P. Murali (Ktm) bt Riya Mary Thomas (Knr); 72kg: Aswathy S. Gangadharan (Ktm) bt C. Shaniba (Pkd).

Team: 1. Kottayam (34 pts), 2. Thiruvananthapuram (18 pts). — Principal Correspondent

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