National Soccer Champions Wiyeta Girls High School and St Anthony from Trans Nzoia are 2017’s winners of the Rift Valley Secondary Schools Sport Association term two ball games that ended Friday in Baringo.
St Anthony boys won the championship after thrashing Chemase boys 3-0 in an entertaining match played at Kabarnet High School playground.
In another final, Wiyeta Girls from Trans Nzoia won the title by beating Plateau Girls from Uasin Gishu 4-0 at the same grounds.
In volleyball boys, National title holders Cheptil from Nandi retained their position after beating Tuiyo 3 sets to nil in a one sided clash while their girls compatriots who earlier beat AIC Kosirai at the County level to book a ticket in the tournament managed to beat Kabuyefwe Girls High School 3-1 while the Lawn Tenis overall title went to Uasin Gishu County.
The Competition also saw Trans Nzoia County emerge tops with 59 points followed by Nandi County with 46, Uasin Gishu County 41, Elgeyo Marakwet earned 27 points, Baringo and Nakuru tied in Position six with 20 points.
The Regional Coordinator for Education in the Rift Valley region Ms. Mary Gaturu said that the teams exhibited fierce competition and they were determined to shine at the National Games set to be held Nyeri County in July.
Secretary Rift Valley Secondary School Sport Association Koech Kirwa said that they have selected a very strong team to represent the region expecting that they would challenge other teams in the nationals not only in the normal traditional games such as volleyball and athletics but also in other disciplines.
The event ended with observing a minute of silence in memory of two students and a member of staff from Turkana County team who lost their lives in a grisly road accident barely a kilometer away after leaving the tournament for Turkana.
Five more students and an adult are fighting for their lives in Moi Teaching and Referral and St. Lukes hospitals in Eldoret after they were evacuated from Baringo County Referral Hospital for specialized treatment while 25 were said to be in stable condition at the a Kabarnet Hospital.
Source: Kenya News Agency