·Ruto said her realistic target is the national championships if not the East Africa Games.
• Kalyet beat Arnesens 13-08 in the final to earn a place in the regional show set for this Wednesday in Nakuru.
Kalyet Boys handball coach Brenda Kadi Ruto is now looking beyond the regional games after dominating Uasin Gishu County secondary school games over the weekend.
Ruto said her realistic target is the national championships if not the East Africa Games. Kalyet beat Arnesens 13-08 in the final to earn a place in the regional show set for this Wednesday in Nakuru.
She said she was elated to fly the county's flag at the regional show considering she lost the final during the 2020 edition just before the coronavirus pandemic set in.
“Our win against Arnesens was sweet revenge. Our opponents in the final have been stubborn since we started these championships and I am happy we overcame them.
"We are not stopping at the regional. I am sure with a little bit of hard work, we will go all the way to the East Africa show,” said Ruto.
In the semifinals, the handball champions were 12-09 winners against Ngoisa while Arnesens beat Cheptegit 22-16. In the girls’ handball, Ngeny beat Ngoisa 6-5 in the final to earn the slot.
Ngeny beat Bishop Birech 3-1 to sail through while Ngoisa were 12-08 winners over Barekeiywo in the semifinals.
In football, Arnesens and Moi Girls were crowned the champions in boys and girls categories played at the Kapsoya Boys and Moi Girls, Eldoret respectively.
Arnesens were 4-1 winners against Kimumu boys in the final. Eugene Ambani grabbed a brace while Felix Were and Brian Kiplimo scored a goal each.
Arnesens' coach Gilbert Lel said they are ready for the regional games that have attracted 14 counties with a single slot up for grabs.
In the girls' category, Moi Girls took advantage of the home advantage to humiliate Ngeria High 6-1. Moi Girls coach Robert Simiyu said their target is to go all the way to the East Africa championships.
In the volleyball boys, Tuiyo High trounced Kosachei 3-1 (25-17, 25-27, 25-19, 25-19) while the girl’s title was won by New Light School, who beat Chuiyat High School 3-0 (25-23, 25-11, 25-11).
In girls' basketball, Moi Girls High defeated Testimony Secondary 22-10 while Uasin Gishu won the boys' cadre after hammering Arnesens 35-16.