Above, Athletes in Boys’ Cross Country championship dash for gold at this year’s Nyanza Region Term One games at Homa Bay High School. The games come to a close today, Wednesday 20th March, 2019.

The three day Nyanza Region Secondary Schools Sports Association, NRSSSA, term one games come to close today with pulsating clashes on the offing. Tampers are expected to rise as teams eye to clinch tickets to this year’s Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association, KSSSA, national games in April at Shimo La Tewa High School, Mombasa. The games that have been going down AF Homa Bay School, in Homa Bay County, have had their share of drama as defending girls’ hockey champions, Sinyolo, were shown the door yesterday for fielding an ineligible player.

This is the second time the former national champions are going to miss the national show piece; as they could not grace last year’s edition due to international assignments. Sinyolo were bundled out after officials manning the games realized that one of their key players had not finished 90 days at the institution; per the KSSSA rules. According to the 90 day rule, a transferring student must have completed 90 day days before the championships kick off; in February of the participating year. This rule does not, though, affect form ones.

With Sinyolo out Nyamira girls have a chance of qualifying to the national stage again after taking up Sinyolo’s ticket last year. But, the girls from Siaya County will face an acid taste from Ambassador Pamela Mboya at today’s final.

In the boys category, defending boys’ hockey champions Kisumu day will face off with hosts Homa Bay school at the final for a ticket to Mombasa. At the Semis played yesterday Kisumu day overcame compatriots Maseno 1-0 to storm the finals. Maseno had defeated Kisumu Day by a similar score line at the Kisumu County finals two weeks ago.

In handball, defending champions Sega overcame Rachar 38-12 in the semi finals to set up a final contest with Msare who defeated Miranga by a 30-15 score line. In boys, title holders Kanyawanga will be seeking to retain their trophy as they face Mbita today.

NEW CHAMPS TO BE CROWNED IN BOYS BASKETBALL.

Boys’ basketball will see a new champion being crowned as holders Ambira were downed by Agoro Sare in last evening’s semi final. Agoro Sare made their intent of winning the clash clear from the opening whistle as they lead 17-07 in the first period. They widened the gap in the second period where they garnered 19 points against Ambira’s 15. But, Ambira lead in the third period 16-12 only for Agoro Sare to finish off the game in style by scoring 17 points to Ambira’s 15. This was a sweet revenge for Agoro Sare who were defeated by Ambira in last year’s finals played at St. Mary’s Yala.

Agoro Sare who have been unlucky, playing and losing at consecutive finals, will face off with Maseno whom they defeated at last year’s Semi final that was bitterly contested by the losing side. The two sides are yet to meet at this year’s championship and the match is expected to be explosive; considering that Agoro Sare is playing at home.

In Rugby 7’s, Agoro and Chianda have already booked tickets to the National games after winning the Semi finals matches yesterday. In the first semi Agoro defeated Nduru 17-12 while Chianda defeated Maseno 21-14. The two finalists will be playing for regional glory today having booked their national championship tickets, already.

Here are the Nyanza region term one games’ finals coming up today at Homa Bay School.

RUGBY 7’s
Agoro Sare vs Chianda

RUGBY 15’s
Maseno School vs St. Mary’s Yala

BASKETBALL

BOYS
Agoro Sare vs Maseno

GIRLS
Ng’iya vs Barchando

HANDBALL

BOYS
Kanyawanga vs Mbita

GIRLS
Sega vs Msare

HOCKEY

BOYS
Kisumu Day vs Homabay high

GIRLS
Nyamira Girls vs Ambasador Pamela Mboya

And, here is a round up of results from yesterday’s matches:

2019 NYANZA REGION SECONDARY SCHOOLS’ TERM 1 GAMES.

HOST: Homa Bay High School.

DAY 2; TUESDAY 19th MARCH, 2019.

A ROUND UP OF TODAY’S RESULTS.

HOCKEY

PRELIMINARIES

GIRLS
πŸ‘ Sinyolo 05 vs 00 Dede
πŸ‘ Kisumu Girls 00 vs 00 Nyamira Girls
πŸ‘ Kereri 00 vs 00 St. Lucy’s Raruowa

SEMIS:
πŸ‘ Nyamira Girls 02 vs 00 Dede
πŸ‘ Kisumu Girls 00 vs 01 Amb. Pamela Mboya

BOYS
πŸ‘ Kisumu Day 01 vs 00 Yala
πŸ‘ Pe-Hill 03 vs 02 Maseno School
πŸ‘ St. Mary’s Yala 01 vs 03 Agoro Sare

SEMIS.

BOYS:
πŸ‘ Kisumu Day 01 vs 00 Maseno
πŸ‘ Homa Bay 02 vs 00 Agoro Sare

BASKETBALL

PRELIMINARIES

BOYS
πŸ€ Ambira 50 vs 67 Maseno
πŸ€ Nyanchwa 62 vs 33 Oriwo
πŸ€ Maranda 58 vs 47 Nyambaria
πŸ€ Kanyawanga 30 vs 66 Agoro Sare.

SEMIS
πŸ€ Maseno 77 vs 51 Maranda
πŸ€ Agoro Sare 65 vs 53 Ambira

GIRLS
πŸ€ Koru 19 vs 56 Ng’iya
πŸ€ Ototo 34 vs 43 Itierio
πŸ€ Sironga 15 vs 41 Barchando
πŸ€ Asumbi 18 vs 25 Tuk Jowi

SEMIS
πŸ€ Ng’iya 46 vs 29 Tuk Jowi
πŸ€ Barchando 50 vs 20 Itierio

HANDBALL

PRELIMINARIES
BOYS
πŸ€Ύβ€β™‚ Kanyawanga 21 vs 20 Tabaka
πŸ€Ύβ€β™‚ Riomego SDA 20 vs 39 Agoro Sare
πŸ€Ύβ€β™‚ Lwanda Magwar 19 vs 23 Barding
πŸ€Ύβ€β™‚ Thurgem 19 vs 28 Mbita

SEMIS
πŸ€Ύβ€β™‚ Kanyawanga 28 vs 18 Barding
πŸ€Ύβ€β™‚ Mbita 23 vs 18 Agoro Sare

GIRLS
πŸ€Ύβ€β™‚ Sega 40 vs 17 Kegati
πŸ€Ύβ€β™‚ Masosa 18 vs 29 Miranga
πŸ€Ύβ€β™‚ Rachar 18 vs 12 Sagegi
πŸ€Ύβ€β™‚ Ratta 24 vs 33 Msare.

SEMIS
πŸ€Ύβ€β™‚ Sega 38 vs 12 Rachar
πŸ€Ύβ€β™‚ Msare 30 vs 15 Miranga

RUGBY 15’s SEMI FINALS

Semi 1: Yala 8 Ambira 5
Semi 2: Maseno 10 Oriwo 0

RUGBY 7’s SEMIS

Semi 1: Agoro 17 nduru 12
Semi 2: Maseno 14 Chianda 21