PAHS golfers still in top form

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DUR­ING Mon­day’s as­sem­bly, Port Al­fred High School head­mas­ter Clive Pear­son con­grat­u­lated Grade 9 pupil Jar­ryd Harty on be­ing se­lected to rep­re­sent Eastern Prov­ince and wished him well in the in­ter­provin­cial golf tour­na­ment tak­ing place at Kat­berg from March 21.

Pear­son went on to com­mend the PAHS A golf team, com­pris­ing Harty, Meekah de Sousa, Benji Burger and Jay­den Roesstorff, for bring­ing home bronze medals from the Fyn­bos Golf In­vi­ta­tional Tour­na­ment played over the week­end. This is the first time that PAHS has played in the tour­na­ment and the team missed out to Framesby for sec­ond place by just a few strokes. Grey High School’s A team won the divi­sion. The PAHS B golf team, rep­re­sented by Ti­aan Labuschagne, Luke Eras­mus, Lux­olo Ms­esiwe and Hlumelo Matyumza, also ac­quit­ted them­selves well, fin­ish­ing sixth in a field of 10 teams. The tour­na­ment was played at Ees­teriv­ier and coach Dr Ian Knott-Craig said the three rounds of golf in two days had been played in a spirit of good sports­man­ship by nu­mer­ous Eastern Prov­ince high schools team who clearly see

The PAHS boys senior team lost 36 games to nine in their en­counter with St An­drew’s Col­lege last week Mon­day, while the U13 boys fared bet­ter, win­ning 40 games to16 against the Kingswood Col­lege U13B team at home on Tues­day.

The U15 girls team played against Hoërskool PJ Olivier on Tues­day, nar­rowly los­ing by just one game; the fi­nal score was 32-31. The U11 girls’ ten­nis team took on Vic­to­ria Pri­mary on Wed­nes­day and lost 14 to 26 games.

The PAHS 1st XI looked promis­ing, with im­pres­sive bowl­ing work, at the start of their Pineap­ple Cricket Tour­na­ment cam­paign against the Rain­bows Cricket Club last Satur­day. Rain­bows were 123 all out in 21.3 Overs (R Lin­forth 3-17). How­ever, PAHS’s bats­men could only man­age 98 runs all out in 33.3 overs. Rain­bows won by 25 runs.

The PAHS U13B played against El Shad­dai U13A with the lat­ter win­ning by 21 runs. PAHS scored 51 runs for 6 in 20 overs and El Shad­dai replied with 52 for 6 in 14.1 overs.

The PAHS U13A team won their match against the Kingswood Col­lege 152 runs for four wick­ets in their 20 overs with good work by R Baart­man (47 off 41 balls) and A Ndin­isa (38 off 37 balls). Kingswood put 131 runs on the score­board for 5 in 20 overs.

The PAHS U11A team had a busy week play­ing two matches against Kingswood Col­lege and Shaw Park Pri­mary. In their match against Kingswood’s U11B team, PAHS won by 8 wick­ets; Kingswood 75 in 20 overs (J Labuschagne 3 for 3). PAHS’s bats­men scored 76 for 2. The match against Shaw Park ended in a tie with PAHS 90 for 2 in 20 overs (C. Moller 41) and Shaw Park Pri­mary 90 in 20 overs.

In the KFC Mini Cricket Chal­lenge, PAHS’s U9 team played against their Shaw Park coun­ter­parts. PAHS won by nine runs. The fi­nal score: PAHS 26 to Shaw Park’s 15.

The PAHS School swim­mers who trav­elled to Wrig­gleswade Dam out­side Stut­ter­heim on Sun­day to com­pete in the Mer­ri­field Mile pro­duced pleas­ing re­sults: Luke Lem­mer (24:27), Kate Tinely (24:54), Saf­fron Tweedie (28:46), Will Beatt (29:41), Emily Beatt (29:54), Scar­lett Tweedie and Reece Coet­zer (31:22) and Nicole Jansen (49:50).

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