PAHS pupil bags RPAGC golf champs

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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.

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