Sports News and Results 31 July 2017

Good luck to our First Hockey Team who will be participating in the Finals of the SPAR Hockey Tournament on Sunday 6 August in Hermanus. Safe travels and good luck.

  • Please remember to share your daughter’s sporting achievements with us in the Sports Office via email. (All weekend results must be submitted by 12 noon on the Tuesday preceding the Thursday on which the Weekly Bulletin will be published).
  • GOLF NEWS: Rondebosch Golf Club are no longer able to offer the development golf lessons for free this term. However, Craig Lewthwaite is able to offer group classes at R100 per person/ player. He would need a minimum of four people per one hour class. Please email us in the Sports Office should your daughter be keen to continue or to start with lessons.

Sports Results and more…

CROSS COUNTRY

Results from Cross Country league race:
Venue: Wynberg Boys High School
Date: Wednesday 26 July 2017
U14

2 R NOYCE
3 T DELPIERRE
5 B LETHBRIDGE
6 L RULE
7 C SAMPSON
U15
2 H ELVIDGE
3 M PHILLIPSON
5 L GERSOWSKY
17 B RAVELL
U16
3 K LODWICK
17 T DANIELS
U17
7 R BEHNE
11 O KEY
19 T LEE
U19
4 C BROMLEY
7 K SWANEPOEL
8 S VAN DER MERWE
13 E PAARWATER

Rustenburg is doing fantastic things on the Cross Country course. We are leading the Team Results in the U14; U15 and U19 categories.

HOCKEY

Results from matches played against Herschel:

DATE DAY TEAM Result Score
28-Jul Friday U14B Lost 0-3
28-Jul Friday U19C Lost 1-6
28-Jul Friday U16B Lost 0-3
28-Jul Friday U14A Lost 1-2
28-Jul Friday U16A Lost 0-3
28-Jul Friday U19B Lost 0-4
28-Jul Friday U16C Lost 0-11
28-Jul Friday U16D Lost 0-4

 

Results from matches played against Wynberg:

DATE DAY TEAM Result Score
29-Jul Sat U19B Won 4-0
29-Jul Sat U19C Won 4-0
29-Jul Sat U16C Won 2-0
29-Jul Sat U14C Won 3-1

 

Cape Town International Hockey Festival: 26-30 July 2017

MATCH REPORT: by Andi Bernstein

RGHS 1st Hockey team participated in the Cape Town International Hockey Festival held at various venues over 5 days last week. The girls played 8 matches over 4 days as Saturday was a rest day. This is a lot of hockey and the girls did really well in coping with the tiredness of playing and attending classes throughout the first three days

Wed 26 July

Match #1 vs Windhoek Gim: RGHS won 5-0

Goal scorers: Kelly Van Vlaanderen; Rebecca Hill; Brittany Gouws; Jacqueline Sissons; Hannah Schaefer

A great start to the tournament where RGHS played a passing game and were always able to hold the ball for long periods of time, resulting in many circle entries and goals.

Match #2 vs Durbanville HS: RGHS won 4-0

Goal Scorers: Rebecca Bysche; Kelly Van Vlaanderen (2); Brittany Gouws

RGHS dominated play and earned 7 penalty corners without conceding any in return. We still need to work on converting our goal scoring opportunities but were technically better than the opposition and thus were able to score goals.

Thurs 27 July

Match #3 vs Rhenish: Drew 1-1

Goal scorer: Rebecca Hill

An early start, this was always going to be a tight match as they have a couple of national junior players in their team. It was a great match played a lot in the midfield where neither team dominated. RGHS managed to score first by a great deflection goal from Rebecca Hill in the second half, but we were unable to keep them out and they equalised within 5 minutes, resulting in a draw.

Match #4 vs DF Malan: RGHS won 4-0

Goal scorers: Jacqueline Sissons (2); Hannah Schaefer; Francesca Palmieri

Another game where we attacked with strength and scored early. This ensured that DF Malan was always on the defensive and we picked up our game going forward and winning the 50/50 ball, thus resulting in 3 field goals and a converted penalty corner.

Fri 28 July

Match #5 vs Settlers: RGHS won 4-1

Goal Scorers: Rebecca Hill; Jacqueline Sissons; Francesca Palmieri; Kelly Van Vlaanderen

A game in which we were very slow and sluggish to start. Settlers were quick to the ball and played like they had nothing to lose, resulting in them scoring an early break-away goal. RGHS dominated in all aspects of the game as shown by the 8 to 0 penalty corner count but we struggled to score, and only managed to tie the game just before half time. The second half was a lot better as Settlers got tired and we scored 3 goals without reply resulting in a 4-1 scoreline.

Match #6 Quarter finals vs Parel Vallei: RGHS lost 0-2

We were outplayed by a side that was quicker, fitter and better disciplined than us. We were caught out by them taking their free hits quickly and their ability to move the ball and transfer across the channels with speed, resulting in creating extra space through which they could attack and score a goal in each half of the game.

Sun 30 July

Match #7 vs Paarl Gym: Drew 1-1 (3-4)

Goal Scorer: Jacqueline Sissons

Another tight encounter in which RGHS scored first, only to have Paarl Gym reply just before half time. This resulted in having to take showdowns where Caroline Schreiber in goal was outstanding!! We were tied 3-3 after the first round and then lost by one goal on the sudden death showdowns.

Match #8 –  playoff for 7/8th position vs Windhoek HS: RGHS won 1-0

Goal scorer: Brittany Gouws

A match in which we were always looking like the stronger side and the score does not reflect how much possession we had! Under very hot conditions, the girls did very well to keep up the tempo and ensure that we passed the ball a lot and didn’t run with it too much. The goal was scored from a well worked penalty corner from Brittany Gouws resulting in RGHS finishing 7th (the TOP Cape Town school at the tournament!)

Congratulations on a very busy week of hockey.

NETBALL

On Thursday 27 July RGHS played against Reddam Constantia at Rustenburg. The results were as follows:

Team Results Score
U16A Lost 14-24
U16B Lost 8-13
U15A Lost 7-25
U14A Lost 16-26
U14B Lost 13-14

SQUASH:

Jordyn Campbell (Gr 10) has been seeded 9 in South Africa U16 this year – It is a double age category and Jordyn is the highest seeded 15 year old. A very fine achievement.

On Friday 28 July both RGHS A and B teams played league matches.

Results are as follows:

  • U19A 10 vs Reddam Boys C 6
  • U19B 0 vs Westerford 15

SWIMMING

Congratulations to Hannah Elvidge (Gr 9) who participated in the Western Cape Short Course Championships from 21 – 23 July.

Her results:

  • 400m Individual Medley 2nd place
  • 800m Freestyle 3rd place.
  • Hannah also swam personal best times in the 100m and 200m backstroke races.
  • Hannah has qualified for, and will compete in the South African Short Course Championships in Pietermaritzburg to be held 10 – 13 August.

 

NON-SCHOOL SPORTS:

BIATHLE and TRIATHLE

Hannah Elvidge (Gr 9) participated in the SA Biathle (continuous run-swim-run) Championships on 1 July and placed 4th in her age-group.

Hannah also competed in the SA Triathle (continuous shoot-swim-run) Championships on 2 July and placed 6th in her age-group. Hannah is such a versatile athlete and we congratulate her on these wonderful achievements.

GOLF

Congratulations to Tyla Humby (Grade 11) who was selected to play as a member of the Western Province Junior Golf team in a tournament in Orkney, NW Province during the July holidays. We are very proud of this fine achievement.

 

Pictured right is Tyla playing on the course in Orkney.

ROAD RUNNING

Congratulations to Megan Phillipson (Gr 9) on winning the Pinelands 5km road race held on Sunday 30 August in a time of 22m10s. That really is a fabulous achievement.