PAHS pupil bags RPAGC golf champs
PORT Alfred High School’s Benjamin Burger won the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club Championships held over the weekend thanks to cool, competent and consistent play. In making the announcement at assembly on Monday morning, Dr Ian Dr Knott-Craig said that Burger follows on where last year’s head boy and top Eastern Cape golfer, Wian van Aswegan, left off.
He said that PAHS currently has three teams of senior school golfers who are playing well with Grade 10 pupil, Meekah de Sousa currently ranked number number one in the Eastern Cape’s Order of Merit. Furthermore, he appealed to anyone wanting to play the sport to join the school club and that a pro-golfer is now available to coach. This invitation is also extended to the girls and junior school pupils. Chess
The PAHS senior chess team lost to a very strong Merrifield College team, 6-0. Tennis
A mixed U13 team played against Kenton-on-Sea Primary School and won the singles, 8-2 and the doubles, 32-14 games. Debating
The PAHS junior debaters won their debates two weeks ago against Graeme College and Ntsika High School. PAHS pupils Buhle Nkiwane and Yolisa Bobo were each named Best Speaker. The senior PAHS team was narrowly beaten by St. Andrews College.
The Merrifield College debaters travelled to Port Alfred last Friday afternoon.
Their seniors drew with PAHS and their junior team were victorious. PAHS pupil, Chanel du Plessis was highly commended.
PAHS entered two junior teams in the Rhini League debates with both teams lost narrowly to St Andrew’s College and Kingswood College.
On Saturday PAHS participated in the VGHS Debating Tournament, entering one junior team which was triumphant against the host school. Grade 8 PAHS pupil, Colby Cockroft won the Best Junior Speaker certificate. Rugby
The PAHS U13 rugby boys played well and won their encounter against hosts, Graeme College on Saturday. The U9s and the U11s were not as fortunate, losing their games 43-0 and 24-0 respectively. Cross-Country
A strong field of PAHS runners competed in the recent Ndlambe trials with Sarah Ford winning the U17 girls section and Hermaan Pienaar coming second in the U18 boys section. Simamkele Mata won the U16 boys section with Yondela Melani coming in sixth place. Liyabona Xhanti managed a second place in the U13 girls section with Phozisa Plaatjies securing a sixth place. Chulumanco Kulati was placed fifth in the U12 section. Netball
Headmaster Clive Pearson announced at Monday’s assembly that PAHS pupil Abenathi Maneli had been selected for the Eastern Cape U13 netball team. This was met with resounding applause.
It was a busy week for PAHS’s junior players. It was a clean sweep against El Shaddai Christian School: U11s won 15-0, the mixed U12/13 team won 11-0, the U15s won 34-4 and the U16s won 13-8. The PAHS U12, U13, U14 and U15 teams took part in the Ndlambe District Netball Championships which were hosted at on the PAHS courts. All the teams made it through to the Sarah Baartman Championships which took place on Saturday in Humansdorp but were unfortunately knocked out.
The senior netball players took on Merrifield College on Saturday at PAHS. The home team U16s won their match 31-2. The PAHS second team also won their match against Merrifield’s first team, 35-7. Squash
The PAHS first team demonstrated grit and determination and won their match against the Kingswood College 3rd team, 15-1.
The second team was not as fortunate, losing 8-11 to the DSG second team and the junior team lost 5-11 to the DSG third team.
Ending off the week, the PAHS School first team beat Merrifield 6-0. Hockey
The PAHS teams travelled to Grahamstown to play against St Andrews Prep last Wednesday. The U8A team lost 6-3, the U8B team won 2-1, the U9A team lost 4-3, the U9B team lost 2-3 and the U9C team lost 4-3. This was for many of the PAHS players their first away match and there was much excitement and fun all round.
The following results were achieved in an encounter between PAHS and their Shaw Park Primary rivals: U10 girls won 3-1, U10 boys lost 6-0 and the U13 boys won 3-1.
The first team boys played a Makana League fixture against St Andrews College’s second team and lost 6-0. A combined U14/15 girls’ team lost 4-0 against visitors, Merrifield College on Saturday while the 1st XI boys drew 4-4.