Sports News and Results 22 February 2018

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NETBALL
U14 Tuesday 13-Mar 15h30-17h00
Tuesday 20-Mar 15h30-17h00
U16 Monday 12-Mar 15h30-17h00
Thursday 15-Mar 15h30-17h00
U19B Monday 19-Mar 15h30-16h30
HOCKEY
U14 Monday 12-Mar 15h30-17h00
Monday 26-Mar 15h30-17h00
U16 Wednesday 14-Mar 15h30-17h00
Friday 16-Mar 14h30-16h00
U19B & C Monday 19-Mar 15h30-17h00
SQUASH
All ages Wednesday 11-Apr 15h30-17h00

 

SPORTS RESULTS:

CRICKET

“The RGHS Cricket team played against the very strong Cornwall County (England) touring team on 14 February. It was an amazing experience for the girls, one they will never forget. They got an opportunity to compete against girls who play competitive cricket at a high level, week in and week out. The team lost the match but it provided a chance for the girls to see what they can attain if they put their minds to it. Special mention must be made of the Grade 8s in the team, as this was their first competitive cricket match. It was truly a baptism of fire, but one they came out of with flying colours. Thank you to all the ground staff and Mrs Scott who made this match possible. “ – Coach James Hendricks

 

The RGHS and Cornwall Teams celebrated after the match with a post-match function.

 

INDOOR HOCKEY

RGHS 1st Team 0 – Wynberg Girls’ 1st Team 1

The 1st Team narrowly lost to Wynberg Girls 0-1 in a tightly contested match. The team played exceptionally well but struggled to convert on goal scoring opportunities

Players of the match: Awarded to both the newcomers, Sarah Firth (Gr 12) and Azrah Dick , who were solid in defense.

 

RGHS 2nd Team 2 – Cannons Creek 2nd Team 0

Josie Malherbe scored both goals. It was a fast, physical game. Our girls kept their composure well.

 

RGHS 3rd Team 2 – Wynberg 4th Team 2

 

TENNIS

Friday 16 February

B Team 10 – 4 Westerford

 

Thursday 15 February

C Team 10 – 0 Westerford

D Team 6 – 10 St Cyprians

 

Tuesday 13 February

E Team 10 – 4 Springfield

F Team 10 – 4 Sans Souci

G Team 12 – 0 Fish Hoek

H Team 12 – 0 South Peninsula

WATER POLO

The RGHS U14 Water Polo team did us proud this past weekend – achieving a level never reached by a Rustenburg Water Polo team before.

A report written by Coach Devon Card follows:

After numerous years of seeing the annual Dave Pitcairn tournament dominated by the likes of Reddam, Herschel, Springfield and other schools from up-country, the RGHS U14A Water Polo team of 2018 went into the tournament this year quietly confident of upsetting the ‘apple cart’.

The girls’ preparation for the tournament had been challenging due to the Cape’s level 6 water restrictions, but the commitment they showed to every minute of practice time available, paid off on Day 1 of the tournament.

With 4 out of 4 wins, which notably included victories against a notoriously strong Reddam Prep team, as well as Pearson and Springfield, the hype started building up around this unexpected surprise RGHS package.

To their credit, the team stayed humble and didn’t let their Day 1 success inflate their egos. Already guaranteed a place in the quarter finals, the RGHS side needed 1 more pool stage win to finish top of their pool, which they did on the morning of Day 2 vs St Anne’s from KZN.

With a 3-way tie for 2nd, 3rd and 4th place in the opposite pool, the team knew that the quarter final was going to be a challenge, and a challenge it was. The RGHS team didn’t take the challenge lightly and came out strong minded and ready, seeing off the Eastern Cape side, Collegiate, in an exciting QF battle to win 2-1.

With Day 2 done and dusted and RGHS finding themselves in a semi-final for the first time ever in this tournament, one would have understood if the team was content with the final placing in the top 4, but this was not the case. Determined to make history, the girls reset and refocused their minds for a semi-final vs a Springfield side who had only gotten better and better over the duration of the tournament. In a cagey match, the team showed brilliant mental strength to close out the game 4-0 and give themselves a chance of taking Gold at the Dave Pitcairn Cup Tournament.

While an uncommon sight to see a RGHS side line up on the side of the pool for a final and have their names read out, these girls definitely deserved it and their excitement was matched by their great positive attitude.

The final was played against Reddam, who have been regularly making finals and winning Gold at not just this tournament, but almost every tournament across the country for the last decade. Unfortunately, the Reddam team clicked into their ‘final winning’ gear and were ruthless in front of goals, scoring 5 in the 4 chukkas to see the RGHS team take the silver medal. The girls definitely did themselves proud in the final, but were just not able to take their chances in front of goal which forced Reddam to be at their very best, in order to beat us.

The amazing achievement of this team wasn’t the silver medals around their necks though; before the tournament started, they were set 3 challenges:

1) Have Fun – while it may sound like something easily achieved, this challenge encompasses everything from being positive at all times, showing no negativity towards a team mate or match official. It means not letting a competition make you forget why you play sport in the first place, and of course to enjoy the time with your friends, family and team mates.

2) Aim for excellence and let success follow – too many times, sportsmen and woman forget that there is a process to being successful and if you place too much emphasis on trying to win, you will often fall short of your goals.

and finally –

3) To turn heads

I can without a doubt say that the team went out there and accomplished all 3 of these tasks given to them. They put a marker down, and have set the bar high for the next 5 years.

Full set of results:

  • Won 5/5 pool games
  • vs Reddam Prep 8-3
  • vs Springfield 6-2
  • vs Rhenish 14-0
  • vs Pearson 3-2
  • vs St Annes 8-2
  • Won QF vs Collegiate 2-1
  • Won SF vs Springfield 4-0
  • Lost Final vs Reddam 0-5

 

NON SCHOOL SPORTS

ATHLETICS

Kelly Prowse (Gr 8) took part in an athletics meeting on Tuesday 20 February. This was her first athletics meeting and she did exceptionally well. Kelly said she enjoyed each of the events and knows that she can do even better next time, now that she has gained experience.

Kelly placed 1st in the 300m hurdles; 2nd in the 400m and she placed 1st in the high jump, jumping a height of 1.45m. These results are simply brilliant. Kelly will be going through to the next round of trials. Congratulations, Kelly.

OPEN WATER SWIMMING

Sanlam Cape Mile – Sunday 18 Feb

Nicole Rix swam the 500m event finishing as the 14th female finisher.

Rebecca Behne swam the Mile event finishing 6th in the 14-30 age category.

Maxine Broughton and her mum swam the Sanlam Cape Mile as part of a group of 9 people who were swimming for team Tracy Visser who has Multiple Sclerosis (MS) (SACS Junior Grade 2 teacher) in aid of the MS society.

Maxine and her mum raised R3500 for the MS society. The total raised was R62000 and the goal was R20000. Maxine swam incredibly well and we are so proud of her efforts for such a great cause.

ROWING

On Saturday 17 February, 2 Grade 11 Rustenburg girls participated for the PGRC (Peninsula Girls’ Rowing Club) in the Western Cape Championships held at Lomond, near Gansbaai. Morgan Prins and Amber Wilson won the following medals:

  • Under 19, 1st division, eights      Gold medal         Amber Wilson and Morgan Prins
  • Under 19, 1st division, fours        Gold medal         Morgan Prins
  • Under 19, 2nd division, double   Gold medal         Morgan Prins and Amber Wilson
  • Under 19, 1st division, quad        Silver medal        Morgan Prins
  • Under 19, 2nd division, skulls     Gold medal         Amber Wilson

3 February at Harvest Regatta held in Elgin

  • Under 19, 1st division, eights       Gold medal      Morgan Prins and Amber Wilson
  • Under 19, 1st division, pair           Gold medal      Morgan Prins

Congratulations on these excellent results. It is wonderful to know that we have some rowers in Rustenburg.

 

SOFTBALL

Hannah Hector will be participating in the second round of the U15 girls softball trials for the WCED schools tournament which takes place from 16 – 18 March in George or Caledon (venue to be confirmed). Rustenburg Girls’ High falls within the Central school zone and if Hannah is successful, she will be part of the team representing schools in this zone at the tournament. We wish Hannah all the very best.

SURFING

Juliet Fiet took part in the Cape Winelands (formerly Boland) Surfing champs this weekend and came second in the under 16 category. Congratulations on this fine achievement.