Thursday, September 29, 2011

BIS #2613 U-14 HOOPSTERS 'IN THE ZONE', EMERGE DIVISION CHAMPS


BIS Reporter

WADALA, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011: The u-14 basketball team of St. Joseph’s, Wadala is living the dream.  Surpassing all expectations, the team swept aside with ease all the opponents in the Zonal Championships held at Fr. Agnel’s, Vashi on Wednesday September 28, 2011 to lift the championship title.  In the quarterfinals, the team beat Billamong School from Thane city 26-12.  They however reserved their best for the semifinals when they overwhelmed the home favorites, Fr. Agnel’s of New Mumbai 50-15.   Tired, yet determined, they won their finals against Vibgyor, the champions from Mumbai suburbs, by another convincing margin 29-21.  With the District championship title now under their belt, the upbeat team members together with their coaches, Mr. Somnath and Mr. Raju, now proceed for the District championship to be held towards the end of the first week of October.

In football circles, our u-14 football team caused a flutter by claiming the third position in the MSSA organized football tournament in the second Division.  In the play-off for the third position held on September 28, our boys defeated St. Mary’s SSC, via the tie breaker. In doing so, the last of our lower division football teams, has now made it to the top flight of the first division in the u-14 category.  The u-16 had made this grade last year, while our u-10 and u-12 are already making their presence felt in the first division.  We congratulate the proud winners of the u-14 category and commend the tireless efforts of the coaches, Mr. Tony Jesus, Mr. Michael and Mr. Avinash.

Well done boys.  We are indeed proud of your achievements.  And… keep up the winning habit!

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