The Ball Games II officially open today at Dr Obote College, Boroboro although action started Sunday.
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The Uganda Secondary Schools Sports Associations (USSSA) Ball Games II officially open this (Tuesday) afternoon at Dr Obote College, Boroboro in Lira.
The week-long sports event has attracted a record 3,700 athletes competing in handball, netball, rugby 7s, volleyball and athletics. Pictured are some participants arriving for the event.
The got underway on Sunday, with a few opening games in handball, netball and volleyball. Pictured above is a Kakungulu Memorial handball player going for a shoot against a Wagwa goalkeeper.
Hajji Ali Mugaga, the USSSA president, warned all participants and team officials against indiscipline which he said will lead to imprisonment for the culprits.
“You all have to stand warned of any indiscipline during the games as we have already notified the police to take action of whatever case that erupts during the games,” he cautioned.
Here, a Kibuli SS handball player goes for goal against Bweranyangi Girls.
Kibuli SS proved too strong for Bweranyangi, beating them 18-4.
Dr Obote headteacher Fred Kiwanuka said they have prepared well for the accommodation and feeding of the visitors, but admitting that they faced challenges at the beginning with overwhelming numbers of the participants.
Dr Obote is jointly hosting the games with St. Catherine Girls SS, which is hosting the girls.
In netball, Exodus Twins Resty Babirye and Harriet Nakato try to block a Good Mark opponent. Exodus went on to win 60-9.
Sarah Yar, the games' tallest girl so far, scored 29 of the goals for Exodus.
Meanwhile, St Mary’s Kitende Netball team started from where they stopped last year, with a 63-3 win over St Paul Mbulamuti SS, before thrashing Kiboga Progressive 66-10 to refresh their quest for a record 14th Netball title.
Mbarara’s Welden School came off a tough Kakira to win their game 29-19.
However, Kitende boys did not turn up to defend the Boy’s Volleyball crown, but girls defending champions Kinawa were 2-0 winners over St Elizabeth.
The games will climax on Sunday.
BALL GAMES II SELECTED RESULTS
Kitende 63 Mbulamuti 3
Buddo 48 Nkoma 9
Ngando 48 Oxford 15
Kawanda 37 Iganga Parents 13
Kibuli 45 Dynamic 11
London Col 42 Mengo 15
Exodus 60 Good Mark 9
Mbarara Army 26 Nyakyera 10
Arua Public 29 Blight Light Lira 29
Kitende 66 Kiboga 10
Mbarara Army 22 Rock High 10
Volleyball - boys
Gombe 2 Kigezi 0
Jinja 2 Good Mark 0
Mbarara High 2 Nyakyera 0
St Kagwa 2 Model 0
Kyeizooba 2Kibuli 0
Kinawa 2 Elizabeth 0
Trust 2 Ntungamo 0
Lubiri 2 Kalemba 0
St Brigtet 2 Kyebambe 0
Maryhill 2 Ndejje 0
Nabisunsa 2 Iganga Parents 1
Kawempe 2 Maria G 0
Handball - boys
Kakungulu 18 Waggwa 9
Mbarara High 12 Mbogo Mixed 13
Wagwa 16 Sacred Heart 7
Handall - girls
Kibuli 18 Bweranyangi 4
Gombe 18 Sacred Heart 4
Mbogo High 24 Wampewo 1
Nabingo 13 Bwongyera 6