The Ongoing 45th Annual Inter-Zonal Sports Festival would need some time to finish their games on Monday morning before the Athletics begin.
The one-week event which has seen table tennis wrap up their games also saw Netball and Handball finish up on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Upper Mid-South made and 100 percent record in Netball and finished first after beating Lower North 15-11 in the final match. They were followed by Central, whose only defeat came against Upper Mid-South but beat Lower Mid-South 18-6. Lower North came 3rd and Lower Mid-South emerged 4th. Azumah Gloria from Upper Mid-South was named the Best player.
After 30 matches in both Handball boys and girls, Central Girls finished top with 10 points, having won all matches while defending champions South who are tied on 6 points with Upper North are placed 2nd as the former narrowly beat the latter 8-7. Lower Mid-South ended on 4th with 4 points. North, who had a 10-5 scoreline against Lower North came ahead at the bottom.
In the boy’s category, Lower North have declared champions with 10 points. They were closely followed by Central with 8 points. South placed 3rd with 6 points and Upper North with 4 at 4th. North couldn’t win a single game and left with no point while Lower Mid-South finished 5th with 2 points.
With 16 games in soccer to be played in both boys and girls, South is still leading the pack with 8 points in the girl’s division, with Central right behind. Central beat Lower North 1-0 on Sunday, while North lost 0-2 to Upper North. Lower Mid-South also beat North 2-1.
Upper Mid-South levelled Central’s point of 5 after defeating South 5-3 (0-0) on penalties on Sunday in the boy’s soccer. Meanwhile, North grabbed their first 3 points, beating Upper North 1-0. Lower Mid-South also made their first win 1-0 against Upper Mid-South after losing on penalties 3-4 against Central, the previous day.
Basketball which was earlier called off had to be played due to the representation at the Annual Sprite Basketball Competition. The 5 zone game managed 10 matches on Sunday and has seen Central zone girls dictating the pace with South having won just a game. In the boy’s category, South and Lower North have won two matches each, with Upper Mid-South and Lower mid-South also winning a match each. Central, are yet to taste victory on the basketball court. The rest of the matches will, however, continue in the morning of Tuesday, March 13 after the Cross Country.
Volleyball matches are also yet to be finished at the Festival which will wrap up on Thursday, March 15.
Agyengo Sports Foundation is expected to donate 210 Medals to the Volta Schools and Colleges Sports Federation during the athletics events.