Laiser Hill Academy are the new Metropolitan Region Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) Rugby Sevens champions after ousting defending champions Upper Hill 19-12 at the finals played at Makueni Boys over the weekend.
It was sweet revenge for Laiser who relinquished their 15s national and East Africa titles after being dethroned by Upper Hill in the regional qualifiers. The two sides had also locked horns during last year’s edition that saw Upper emerge victorious but Laiser seemed to have learned enough from their mistakes.
In other results, Syumile bagged the netball title after overpowering their Makueuni County counterparts Utithi 57-22 as Makongeni from Nairobi and Matuu Memorial from Host County reclaimed their boys and girls titles in handball respectively. Makongeni cushioned Nduluni 22-11 in the boys final as Memorial outwitted Utithi 22-15.
Elsewhere in Nzoia Region, Kimilili High School from Bungoma County proved invincible in handball after thrashing Mukumu Boys 21-12 to successfully defend handball title in NRSSSA Term Two ‘A’ games played in Eregi TTC and Chavakali High School.
Kimilili seem to be in their own class and peerless in the region after a three year dominance in the discipline will all eyes set on defending their national title next months.
Earlier in girl’s category Moi Girls Kamusinga walloped Mukumu girls 32-14 in a one sided final to clinch the title and ticket to nationals as Mukuyu Girls from Kakamega clinched the netball title.
St Anthony from Trans Nzioa was crowned soccer U-17 champions after they overcame Ndivisi from Bungoma with 1-0 with a strike from Silas Ogana.
Wiyeta also completed soccer sweep for Trans Nzioa after they clinched girl’s title with a narrow of 1-0 against Butere Girls from Kakamega County.
In the Lake region, rugby giants Maseno School from Kisumu County reclaimed the Main Cup Rugby Sevens title after beating Cardinal Otunga from Kisii County 40-0 in a one-sided final.
Cardinal Otunga High School dethroned reigning champions Homabay High School at the semifinals 17-0 while Maseno walloped Mbita High from Homabay County 22-0 in the second semi-final before the big final encounter of the day.
In the playoffs, Mbita added more misery to the defending champions throwing them to fourth position with a 17-0 rout. Nyangokiona from Migori County bagged bowl after beating Nyansabakwa from Nyamira County 19-5 as Kanga High carried home Plate thanks to a 17-0 win over Uriri.
In the football under 16, little known St Paul’s Abwao from Migori County clinched the title after stunning Kobala 5-4 in post-match spot kicks.
Handball was a repeat of last year’s that pitted defending champions Sega Girls against Siger High that saw the former retain the trophy with 24-2 victory.