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St Louis SHS makes history in the 2023  Su-Zo athletic competition

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Schools and Colleges Sports Federation-Ashanti Regional official program of the Athletics Super Zonals under the distinguished patronage of Mr. William Kwame Amankrah Appiah (ED. D, PHD. Regional Director- Ashanti) and Mr. Suleman Yeboah, Headmaster, Islamic SHS-The Chairman of Schools and Colleges sports federation-Ashanti held on Thursday & Friday-25th & 26th May 2023 at Baba Yara Sports Stadium which was held under IAAF RULES has ended in a grand style.

A total of 39 schools came to compete in both divisions with a massive attendance which is second to none in schools’ sports activities in all the regions in Ghana.

Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School (OKESS) ‘Ahenemma’, the oldest Second cycle school in the Ashanti Kingdom brought about their renaissance of sports activities in High School they used to do in the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s, especially in football. The days of Grace Ofori, Vida Anim, the late Bishop Bernard Nyarko ‘Tuga’., and Linda Boateng ‘Akonfem’ meaning Gunnea foul, competed for Okess in their school days.

OKESS ended their 31-year Super Zonals trophy drought in the boy’s division after emerging champions this year. They last won it in 1992. OKESS since 1988 have won their 3rd Super Zonals after winning it first in 1991.

All the praise goes to the headmaster of the school, Mr. Michael Mensah ‘Mike’, vice chairman of the Ashanti Sports Federation.
The Physical Education department, Sir Barnes and colleagues. And the Staff members of the school.

St. Louis Senior High School (The Pacesetters). The 3rd oldest single (girls) second cycle school in Ashanti after Mancell College and St Monica’s SHS made history in 2023 after finishing first in the girl’s division for the first time. All the Athletes in the school will never be forgotten in the school’s sports. Athletes like Amanda Yeboah Christiana (captain), Agens Agyie, Aisha Ibrahim, Linda Kpormegbe, Sarah Agyemang, Patience Amoah, and the rest names will remain in the school for this wonderful achievement.

The school can not be praised without the school headmistress, Mrs. Ama Kyerewaa Benefo, and head of the Physical Education department, Mr. Nii Lamptey, and all the P.E Tutors (coaches) and the staff.

They are celebrating their 71st anniversary in a grand style.

One of the favorites to win the Girl’s division, Kumasi Anglican Senior High School old students were left disappointed after their impressive performance and the points they had during the inter-zonal competition.

KASS was confident of winning this year’s edition. They were having hope in their national athlete, Florence Agyemang, Helina, Beatrice from Seikwa, junior Jetter, and co.

But failed to win the championship. People claimed that it will go a long way for them to win the championship as they see this year’s edition as an opportunity for them after a 4-year hiatus of school athletics.

Opoku Ware School, led by a renowned Sports coach, Prince Acheampong ‘Tactical Sabuto’ missed the championship again when they trailed the winners by 4 points. OWASS last won it in 2008.

T.I Ahamdiyya failed to win at least one division for the first time since 2008. After losing both the Boys and Girls divisions in 2008 to Opoku Ware and Kumasi Girls respectively, they won both divisions from 2009 to 2014. They lost the girl’s division to Kumasi Wesley Girls in 2015 but came back to win the two divisions again in 2016 and 2017. They again won the Girl’s division in 2019 after losing the 2018 to Kumasi Girls. And after winning the boy’s division for a decade (10 years) 10 trophies, they lost it in 2019 to Prempeh College but won the girl’s division in that year. This is the first time losing both since 2009.
Both the boys and the girls finished 3rd.

Defending Champions in the Boy’s division, Prempeh College finished 14 which is their worst Super Zonals finished. Also, they broke their record for winning every Inter-Zonal competition from 1993 this year (2023).

Best Athlete – Track – Boys

Benjamin Nsiah Boakye – Kumasi Anglican SHS.

Kumasi Anglican SHS student, Benjamin Nsiah Boakye who is a National Athlete, has set a new record in the 200-meter race after breaking the record of his senior from the same school, Shadrack Adu Gyamfi’s record in the Ashanti Region set in the year 2012.

200 meters – Gold (Record)
400 meters – Gold
100 meters – Silver

Best Athlete – Track – Girls
Florence Agyemang – Kumasi Anglican SHS

Kumasi High School student, Florence Agyemang who won a Gold in the U-18 200-meter race for Ghana during the Africa Youth Championship in Zambia last month (April) has set two new records in the 200 meters and 400 meters in the Ashanti Region.

The Mampong girl again has set a new record in the 200-meter to erase the 23.97 sec old record which was set by Doreen Sarfowaa Agyei of St Monica’s fame in 2012.

Florence went ahead to set another record for herself in the 400 meters event after breaking Rafiatu Nuhu of Kumasi Girls fame in a 55.10 sec record she set in 2017.

 

200 meters – Gold (Record)
400 meters – Gold (Record)
100 meters – Gold
4×400 meters (KASS) – Gold

NB: Only two records were set in the region in this year’s edition.
Here are the final results

Boys Division

1st. Osei Kyeretwie SHS (OKESS) – 122 pts
2nd. Opoku Ware School (OWASS) – 118 pts
3rd. T. I Ahmadiyya, Kumasi – 102 pts
4th. Kumasi Anglican SHS – 72 pts
5th. Toase SHS – 29 pts
6th. Antoa SHS – 27 pts
7th. Armed Forces Sec Tech – 22 pts
7th. Islamic SHS, Kumasi – 22 pts
9th. Obuasi Sec Tech – 21 pts
10th. Tweneboa Kodua SHS – 19 pts
11th. New Edubiase SHS – 16 pts
12th. Aduman SHS – 15 pts
13th. Adanwomase SHS – 14 pts
13th. Prempeh College – 14 pts
15th. Kumasi Academy – 11 pts
16th. Osei Tutu (O.T) – 10 pts
17th. Kumasi Secondary Technical School (KSTS) – 9 pts
18th. KNUST SHS – 8 pts
19th. Konongo Odumasi SHS – 7 pts
19th. Juaben SHS – 7 pts
19th. Tepa SHS – 7 pts
22nd. Jachie Pramso SHS – 6 pts
23rd. Dwamena Akenteng SHS – 5 pts
24th. Amaniampong SHS – 3 pts
24th. Bodwesango SHS – 3 pts
24th. Effiduase Secondary Commercial (Effisco) – 3 pts
27th. Nyinahin Catholic SHS – 1 pt
28th. Asanteman SHS – 0
28th. Okomfo Anokye SHS – 0
28th. Simms Commercial – 0

Girls Division

1st. St Louis SHS – 196 pts
2nd. Kumasi Anglican SHS – 134 pts
3rd. T.I Ahmadiyya SHS, Kumasi – 122 pts
4th. Osei Kyeretwie SHS (OKESS)- 49 pts
5th. Aduman SHS – 41 pts
6th. Islamic SHS – 28 pts
7th. Wesley Girls SHS – 22 pts
8th. Obuasi Sec Tech – 16 pts
9th. Antoa SHS – 15 pts
9th. T.I Ahmadiyya Girls, Asokore – 15 pts
11th. Dwamena Akenteng – 8 pts
11th. Armed Forces Sec Tech – 8 pts
13th. Tepa SHS – 7 pts
13th. Yaa Asantewaa – 7 pts
15th. Okomfo Anokye SHS – 5 pts
15th. New Edubiase SHS – 5 pts
15th. Kumasi Girls – 5 pts
18th. Tweneboa Kodua – 3 pts
18th. Asanteman SHS – 3 pts
18th. Nyinahin Catholic – 3 pts
18th. Beposo SHS – 3 pts
22nd. Dadease Agric SHS – 2 pts
23rd. T. I Ahmadiyya, Fomena – 1 pt
23rd. Effiduase Secondary Commercial (Effisco) – 1 pt
23rd. Serwaa Nyarko – 1 pt
26th. Amaniampong SHS – 0
26th. Bodwesango SHS- 0
26th. Jachie Pramso SHS – 0
26th. Konongo Odumasi SHS – 0
26th. Kumasi Academy – 0

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