JOHN Tweedie and his committee pulled out all the stops on Saturday when Port Alfred High School hosted the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Inter-schools Bullseye and 3D competition on the school fields. Eighty-five archers from 18 schools participated in wet conditions. Competition was stiff; our local girls did well with Tamsyn de Vos achieving a bronze in the junior girls’ 3D and a gold in the Bullseye. Jade van Staden brought home a gold medal in the senior girls’ bullseye while Sarah Ford managed a bronze in the senior girls 3D. PAHS was complimented on its campus and organisation and its pupils on their behaviour.
The inaugural Sunshine Coast Inter-schools Golf Tournament was held in conjunction with main sponsors Pam Golding Properties and the Royal Alfred Golf Club this weekend. PAHS hosted six schools with 12 teams representing Grey High School, Selborne College, Saint Andrews College, Kingswood College, DF Malherbe High School and the home team competing on the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club and the Belmont Valley Fairways. PAHS entered three teams who acquitted themselves well in challenging conditions.
The PAHS 2nd team comprising Jarryd Harty, Reece Naude, Luke Erasmus and Luxolo Msesiwe finished 4th in the B Section with the Port Alfred invitational team, Keagan Botha, Hlemelo Matyumza and Jake Scheepers finishing 6th. In the A Section, the competition was strong and the PAHS 1st team comprising Meekah da Souza, Benji Burgher, Jayden Roesstorff and Tiaan Labuschagne were congratulated on their performance at Monday’s assembly having finished a commendable 3rd place, earning the players a bronze medal. Selborne College took the top spot. This event is set to become an annual on the golfing calendar with Pam Golding having already committed their support for 2019. PAHS will continue to host the event and hopes to double the number of entrants, many of whom thoroughly enjoyed their first visit to our town.
The Grahamstown swimming fraternity sat up and took notice last week when the PAHS junior swimmers romped home with 18 wins, four second places and three third places in the B League gala. Special mention goes to Scarlett Tweedie and William Beatt who won four of their events.
Six PAHS swimmers, Emily and Will Beatt, Saffron and Scarlett Tweedie, Kate Tinley and Reece Coetzer travelled west on Sunday and swam in the Sundays River Mile. All six finished within the allocated period and brought home medals
Kate Tinley did well to finish in the top 20 of the women’s race. There were 200 swimmers in the women’s event.
Kingswood College’s 2nd X1 played the PAHS 1st XI midweek and won by four wickets. PAHS scored 114 for 6 in 20 overs with Reece Naude putting 38 runs on the scoreboard. Kingswood College replied with 118 for 6.
A combined U11 and U13 girls’ tennis team played against DSG. PAHS won by 37 games to 31.
The senior girls did not fare so well with the Kingswood College U15A team proving too strong for their counterparts. PAHS lost 0-6. The 1st Team match was postponed due to rain in Grahamstown.
Silver was the order of the day for the PAHS pupils who travelled to Port Elizabeth last Friday to participate in the Sarah Baartman Primary Schools Athletics Championships. Kaine Heny and Rhylan Baartman each won silver in the high jump event and both the girls’ and boys’ U13 relay teams brought home silver medals. Kamva Zweni won bronze in the long jump, came 4th in the 100m and 5th in the 200m. Liyabona Xanti came 4th in the 1 500m and 4th in the long jump.