Erode rallied to beat Coimbatore 19-25, 18-25, 25-9, 25-14, 15-6 to win the girls' title in the State junior volleyball championship here on Wednesday.

Other results: Boys: Third place: Salem bt Tiruvarur 25-19, 7-25, 25-22. Semifinals: Coimbatore bt Salem 25-15, 25-12, 26-24; Cuddalore bt Tiruvarur 29-27, 20-25, 25-13, 25-18.

Girls: Third place: Kancheepuram bt Chennai 25-20, 25-17. Semifinals: Erode bt Chennai 25-16, 25-14, 25-21; Coimbatore bt Kancheepuram 25-16, 25-21, 25-19 .

Easy for Olympus SC

Ashwin and Manoj Kumar scored hat-tricks as Olympus Sports Club thrashed Thiagi NGR Sports Club 7-0 in the CDFA third division football league at the PSG Medical College grounds here on Thursday.

In another match, Premier Mills Sports Club blanked Heroes Football Club 4-0.

The results: Olympus SC 7 (Ashwin 3, 10, 13, Dhyanesh 15, Manoj Kumar 18, 20, 25) bt Thiagi NGR SC 0; Premier Mills SC 4 (Pradeep 8, 40, Bharath 41, Raja 52) bt Heroes FC 0 .

GIO SC ‘A' wins

GIO Sports Club ‘A' defeated Lakshmi Mills Colony Cricket Club by seven wickets in the DCAT first division cricket league at the Nethaji grounds in Udumalpet recently.

The scores: First division: Lakshmi Mills Colony CC 112 in 36.3 overs (N. Sharma three for 24, Sushil three for 14) lost to GIO SC ‘A' 113 for three in 33.1 overs (Chetan 31).

Second division: FNF CC 193 in 50 overs (Mohan Kumar 45, Ramkumar four for 36) bt Stunners CC 127 in 41.2 overs (Senthilkumar 55, V. Nainar five for 20) .

Karthik sizzles

B. Karthik's unbeaten 110 (12x4, 2x6) helped Thiruvallur score 351 against Coimbatore on the opening day of their TNCA under-22 inter-district semifinal here on Thursday. In reply, the host was 26 for no loss at close. M. Panchapakesan (91, 5x4) and R. Karthick Adithya (47) were the other prominent scorers for Thiruvallur which opted to bat first.

The scores (semifinals): Thiruvallur 351 in 82.3 overs (R. Karthick Adithya 47, M. Panchapakesan 91, B. Karthik 110 n.o., A. Siddharth three for 38, N. Harish three for 98, Nithish Kumar Sahaney three for 50) vs. Coimbatore 26 for no loss in five overs .

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