Sports News and Results 6 March 2019

Good luck to all our girls and parents cycling the Cape Town Cycle Tour on Sunday 10 March. Have fun and STAY SAFE!

Winter Sports Trials – see previous Sports Report

Indoor Hockey

League matches played against Springfield: 

  • 1st Team won 2-1

This is what Coach Sasha had to say about her team: “The 1st Team girls played phenomenally well. A fantastic group of girls – they just stepped up their performance from Inter-schools going into this game”.

  • 2nd Team lost 5-0

League matches played against Herschel: 

  • 1st Team lost 0-3
  • 2nd Team lost 13-0

Tennis

This past weekend the PGSGU Tennis Tournament was played at Rustenburg. Herschel were the organisers. We were represented by four Junior players and six Senior players. It was perfect weather for tennis, starting with a little drizzle and clearing as soon as the girls started to play.

Our Senior Team players were:

Alida van der Merwe; Ashleigh Noyce; Megan Phillipson; Josie Knutsen; Nicola Miller and Hannah Stronach.

These girls placed 3rd overall.

Our Junior Team players were:

Juliana Barrish; Catalina Ross; Sienna Syndercombe and Lisa Penney.

All four girls played some fantastic Tennis and they were placed 1st, winning the PGSGU Trophy.

Congratulations to each one of our tennis players. You certainly did RGHS proud.

Ms Langenhoven holding the PGSGU Junior trophy, pictured with our 3 matric Tennis players.
From left: Ashleigh Noyce; Alida van der Merwe and Josie Knutsen.
Our winning Junior Team
From left: Lisa; Sienna; Juliana and Catalina

Touch Rugby

Our 1st and 2nd Touch Rugby Teams travelled to Century City to participate in the annual In-2-Touch tournament.

Both teams reached the semi-finals.

Our 2nd team lost and our 1st team won their semi-final, putting them in the FINAL.

The Final was a very closely contested match against Warriors. At full-time the score was 0-0, so it came down to drop-offs. RGHS lost 0-1 to Warriors. A fantastic result and experience for both of our teams. Congratulations and thank you to Mr Williams for accompanying the teams.

Water Polo

The annual Knock Out Tournament took place from 1-2 March at Reddam.

Results of the pool matches played:

U14A

  • RGHS vs Herschel – lost
  • RGHS vs Springfield – won
  • RGHS vs Somerset College – won

Semi-finals

  • RGHS vs Reddam – lost

U16A

  • RGHS vs Westerford – won
  • RGHS vs Reddam – lost

Semi-finals

  • RGHS vs Herschel – lost 3-10, but Coach Goble says ”we played really well”.

U19A

  • RGHS vs Somerset College – won
  • RGHS vs Reddam – lost
  • RGHS vs Westerford – lost
This U14A Team made it through to the Semi-finals of the Knock Out Tournament this past weekend.
U16A played really well

Non-school Sport

Deep Sea Angling

Congratulations to Karla Rautmann (Grade 8) for being selected as the captain of the U16 Western Province Deep Sea Angling Association’s team to represent Western Province in the upcoming 2019 Bottom Fish Nationals in East London. We are extremely proud of you and wish you all the best of luck for your competition.

Rowing

This past weekend the SA Junior Rowing Championships were held at Roodeplaat Dam, outside Pretoria. This regatta is attended by all South African and Zimbabwean rowing schools and clubs.

Three Rustenburg girls participated as members of the PGRC (Peninsula Girls’ Rowing Club) and, representing Rustenburg, achieved the following amazing results.

On Friday 01 March:

Pairs (Schools)Amber Wilson & Morgan Prins (Grade 12) qualified for the JW U19 Pairs B-Final where they finished first, making them the 9th fastest boat in the country

On Saturday 02 March: 

Quadrupple ScullsAmber, Morgan and Kirsten MacArthur (Grade 10) participated in the JW19 Quadrupple Coxed sculls (4X+) event. 

  • The First Quad with Amber and Morgan finished 1st and won the Gold
  • The Second Quad with Kirsten finished 2nd winning the Silver

Eights (Open) – All three RGHS girls formed part of the PGRC First 8+ that competed in the open eights event. Here the girls placed first, winning Gold.

Doubles – In the final race of the day – Amber and her team mate then went on to win Silver while Kirsten and her partner won Bronze in the same event.

On Sunday 03 March:

Pairs:Morgan, Amber and Kirsten competed in the pairs event 

  • Morgan and her teammate won Gold
  • Amber and her teammate won Silver
  • Kirsten and her teammate won Bronze
Kirsten is third from the right, Amber third from left and Morgan fourth from the left.

We are extremely proud of this complete dominance that has been shown by Kirsten, Amber and Morgan. We recognise your exceptional performances and wish you well as you continue to pursue further rowing goals!