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NST 17 SKN
Selangor score a double
Win
softball and tennis
championships
OVERALL TITLES:
K. KANDIAH
GEORGE TOWN
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ELANGOR grabbed a double
at the Malaysian Schools
Sports Council's softball and
tennis championships in Penang
last week.
They won the overall title in both
the sports. The softball competition was held at the Mardi ground
in Kepala Batas while the tennis
competition was held at various
venues in George Town and Kepala
Batas.
The victory ceremony was held
at the Dewan Millenium in Bertam,
Kepala Batas last Wednesday with
state education director Osman
Hussain and his deputy Dr Sharifah Bee Aboo Bakar in attendance.
+ In softball, Penang successfully
defended their Girls' Under-18 title
by thrashing Negri Sembilan in a
repeat of last year's final, while
Selangor's Boys' Under-12 team
thrashed Malacca 22-0.
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The Selangor softball and tennis teams celebrate after capturing the overall champions titles in both the sports at the Dewan Millenium in Kepala
Batas recently. Pic by K. Kandiah
Selangor collected 25, 16, 50, and
35 for a total of 126 points in the
Girls' Under-12 and Under-18, Boys'
Under-12 and Under-18 respectively to lift the overall title in softball.
In tennis, Selangor's athletes
made a clean sweep of all the three
titles.
A Selangor official, who declined
to be named, said they had expected to win the tennis overall
title but winning the softball overall title was a pleasant surprise as
Negri Sembilan and Pahang were
the favourites.
"Anyway, we are all very happy
for winning both the overall titles,
but now we have a lot of work to do
in order to retain the titles we won
this year. Winning is easy but to
maintain it is the real task.
"Tennis development and training are in place but we have to put
in more effort in softball," he said.
RESULTS Softball Boys' Under 12: Selangor 22 Malacca 0.
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Under 18: Pahang 8 Selangor 0.
Girls' Under 12: Perak 5 Negeri
Sembilan 2
Under 18: Penang 11 Negeri
Sembilan 1.
Tennis Mixed Under 12: Selangor 3 Sarawak 2.
Under 15: Selangor 3 Sarawak 2.
Under 18: Selangor 3 Sarawak 2.
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