East Africa Secondary Schools volleyball girls defending champions and six time national champions, Kwanthanze Secondary School from Machakos, on Saturday thrashed Kambi Mawe Girls from Makueni by three straight set to book a ticket to the nationals in the Eastern Region Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA), games that were held in Embu.
Kwanthanze who were coming into the contest having not lost a single match from the zonal, beat Kambi Mawe 25:15 in the first set, 25:11 in the second and 25:7 in the third set to reclaim the regional title in the three-day championships that came to an end, yesterday.
Another school that asserted its dominance in the championship was Mbooni Boys from Makunei that successfully managed to defend both handball and football regional titles.
The team beat Machakos Boys 31-9 and 2-1 in handball and soccer finals respectively to reclaim the regional handball title for the fifth time and football for the second time.
However, in basketball, Mbooni lost to Lukenya School from Machakos 62-36 while Kiteta Girls from Makueni defeated St. Francis Misyani Girls from Machakos 5-1.
In boys’ rugby, 2019 East Africa Secondary Schools bronze medalist Kangaru School were whitewashed 18-0 by new entrants All Saints High School in an all Embu affair.
In netball, Katwala Secondary School from Kitui defended their Regional title after beating Kwanthanze Secondary 42-32.
Girls football title was claimed by Kibauni Girls from Machakos who narrowly beat Ikalyoni Secondary from Makueni 1-0.
In hockey, Moi Girls from Marsabit beat Makueni Girls 1:0 while the boys title was claimed by Meru School who dismissed Katangi Boys High School from Machakos by a similar margin.
The three-day tournament featured 1, 880 students from eight counties in the region in 11 disciplines where winners are expected to converge in Nakuru for the nationals slated for September 8-12.