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The Rep 16 March 2018

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22 Tel: (045) 839-4040 Emergency: (A/H) 083-272-0955 ° Editorial: sonjar@tisoblackstar.co.za - advertising: charodinev@tisoblackstar.co.za THE REPRESENTATIVE 16 March 2018 STAR PERFORMANCE: Hangklip Primary School swimmers at the inter districts gala in Graaff-Reinet, from left, Dean Moss: gold U13 butterfly, gold U13 backstroke, silver individual medley, relay first in freestyle, first in medley relay; Karla de Beer: bronze U12 backstroke; Rynard de Beer: silver U11 butterfly, relay first in freestyle, relay first in medley. Owen van Greunen: relay first in medley LET’S PLAY: Soccer action at the Dumpy Stadium action at the weekend Picture: ANDISA BONANI Action-packed public services sports meeting ANDISA BONANI THE Aliwal North police soccer team defeated the Mbhashe Local Municipality team 5-4 in a penalty shootout at the fifth annual South African Police Service (SAPS) sports day event at Dumpy Adams stadium at the weekend. The teams drew 3-3 after a long time of struggling to put the ball into the back of the net. The Aliwal North police defence made it difficult for Mbhashe to score goals in the first half of the game, but the public servants managed to redeem themselves in the second half, scoring two equalising goals. The police beat the competent Mbhashe team on penalties and were crowned the best team of the tournament. Event organiser sergeant Thozamile Nkqayi said this year’s tournament boasted some top players. “All the teams did well. Players were well trained and that minimised the number of injuries. The Aliwal North team was outstanding and I have no doubt that they deserved to win.” In the first round of the tournament Cala Hospital lost 1-0 to Aliwal North SAPS and All Saints Hospital lost 1-0 to Graaff-Reinet SAPS. The Department of Human Settlements was beaten 7-0 by Mbhashe, Komani Psychiatric Hospital won 3-2 in a match against the Sterkspruit Department of Health and Komani SAPS defeated All Saints Hospital 3-2. The quarter finals saw Mbashe defeat Komani Psychiatric Hospital 3-2 and Aliwal North SAPS won 2-1 against Komani SAPS. Komani Psychiatric Hospital played the losers’ final against Komani SAPS on Wednesday afternoon but The Rep had not received the results by the time of going to print. STAR ACHIEVERS: Hangklip High School athletes who participated in the Eastern Cape championships were, back from left, Wanda Myataza, J.W. Labuschagne and front, from left, Michey du Preez, Janke Botha, Chanaaz Prince ANOTHER RACE DONE! Harriers members who participated in the 30th annual Cabbage Patch 15km run in Komga on Saturday, from left, Marlene de Wet, Raylene Mahash, Ignatious Draai, Joey Wassung, Piet Scholtz, Tommy Fitchet, Claudine Maytham, Joseph Stander, Eloise du Plessis, Jaco Annandale, Natasja Oudshoorn and front from left, Maryka Snyman, Liezl Heideman Picture: SUPPLIED Komani athletes shine at ASA champs ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA SEVEN athletes from Komani’s Phakama Athletics Club are currently representing Border Athletics in the Athletic South Africa (ASA) championships which started yesterday in Johannesburg. The athletes will compete in the youth and senior categories. This is after they had performed exceptionally well at the recent Border trials in Port Elizabeth. Amavarara streak ahead with Peace Brothers win ANDISA BONANI AMAVARARA FC continued their winning streak in the race to win the SAB League which kicked off this month, by beating Ngcobo-based Peace Brothers by a massive 9-0 at the weekend. The victory placed Amavarara on top of the log with 12 points. The match, which resulted in the total annihilation of the Peace Club manager and coach Simon Viwe Jongile said 12 athletes went to partake in track events, ranging from 5000m to 100m. He said, “Seven came in the top-three positions in various categories which were the sub youth under-15, youth U17, juniors U18 and seniors over 18. The club, which has been running since 2010, has about 40 members. “I am happy as the results are the fruits of their efforts and hard work. Brothers, took place at the Dumpy Adams Stadium on Sunday. The team is now in third place on the Group A log standings. Valgas FC beat Whittlesea’s Amathole FC 3-0 which placed the team in the fourth position with six points on the Group B log standings. Amathole is in the last position with only one point. Valgas coach Archie Dyeli said his team did well in the game and he This goes with the discipline the athletes have, which determines their performance. In December we did not have a holiday – the athletes were doing conditioning and maintenance training preparing for the school athletics and ASA championships.” In Port Elizabeth, Sive Tshokotsha from Cala came first and received a gold medal in the 5000m with his time of 14 minutes and 48 seconds. Sakhumzi Matiso from Sterkstroom hoped their next game would go equally well. “The boys made me proud. I can not wait until we play again while we are still motivated and excited about this win. Our strategy is the simplest: to train hard and to work on weaknesses identified in the previous games.” The Ilinge-based Young Minds lost by three goals to Holy Kings on Saturday. The Holy Kings won by an Tourney hones youngsters’ skills ANDISA BONANI THE Whittlesea Primary School under-13 girls’ team and the Mthawelanga Primary School U9 boys’ team won the KFC Mini-Cricket tournament at the Dumpy Adams Stadium on Friday. Schools cricket coordinator Viwe Yawa said the aim of the tournament was to lay a solid foundation for a lifelong interest in cricket and to give all children an opportunity to play sports, regardless of their abilities or lack thereof. “This tournament was not really a competition. We wanted the children TAKING AIM: KFC Mini-Cricket action at the Dumpy Adams Stadium Picture: ANDISA BONANI to have fun while exercising the basic rules of the game. We had school and club coaches who identified High School – second 800m, first 1500m (3:55); Lihle May from Cala – first 3000m steeple chase (9:50). In the youth class, Aluncedo Sizani from Bulelani High – first 200m (22:57), Emihle Mkhetho from Freemantle Boys High School – f i r st 800m (1:53), third 1500m. Entle Vilakazi Mlungisi – third 400m girls hurdles, third 800m. Sub youth Mbali Bangiso from Kwakomani came first in the U15 1500m walk. automatic walkover which was granted to them by Safa placing them in the fifth position in Group B with six points. The Holy Kings also played against MK Academy at the Ezibeleni soccer field and drew 1-1. The game was stopped due to rain. Safa regional executive officer Kholiwe Masabalala said the match was considered null and void and the teams would have to replay in April. pupils with the potential to play hardball cricket, based on their commitment, discipline, neatness and overall per formance.” The cricket challenge had more than 200 children from various schools in the Chris Hani region playing in more than 30 games. Eight girls and 12 boys, with the majority being from Ryser Royal, were identified to play hardball games in the future. Royal Capital Primary School was honoured as the neatest school team and Ryser Royal Primary School was honoured as the best U9 boys’ team. Yawa said he was happy that all the participating schools allowed their pupils to take part in the challenge. WHAT A SWIM! Laerskool Hangklip pupils Rynard and Karla de Beer completed the Merrifield Mile at the Wriggleswade Dam, finishing in times of 00:34:07 and 00:37:33 respectively Picture: SUPPLIED

THE REPRESENTATIVE 16 March 2018 Tel: (045) 839-4040 Emergency: (A/H) 083-272-0955 ° Editorial: sonjar@tisoblackstar.co.za - advertising: charodinev@tisoblackstar.co.za 23 WELL DONE: St Theresa’s Primary School pupils with the medals they won at a recent interschools athletics day SPOR TSSCENE Komani SAPS netball players take the trophy ANDISA BONANI THE Komani police netball team was victorious at the South African Police Service (SAPS) sports day by beating eight teams from various government institutions over the weekend. The Komani SAPS organised a sports day with invitations to teams from government institutions from across the province to go head to head in soccer and netball games at the Dumpy Adams stadium on S at u r d ay. Organising committee member Sergeant Thozamile Nkqayi said the purpose of the games was to encourage health and fitness among public servants and to create relationships for the future. “This is an annual event which is running for the fifth year. We are satisfied with the turnout of people who came to support us and with the number of teams which participated. The event has grown over the years and we hope more institutions will come on board in years to come so that we can include more sporting codes.” The local SAPS team beat the Department of Human Settlements team from East London in the finals 22-14 in a tough match and received a R700 cash prize and gold medals. The Department of Human Settlements team came second and received R500 and silver medals. Mbhashe local municipality’s team walked away with R200 and bronze medals. The teams involved included Cala Hospital, Komani Hospital, Aliwal North SAPS, Graaff-Reinet SAPS, All Saints Hospital from Ngcobo and Sterkspruit Hospital. Komani SAPS player Andiswa Ntsondwa said the team was excited to have won and hoped to continue their winning ways. IN THE SWIM: GHS pupils who participated in the Merrifield Mile, back from left, Carla van Jaarsveld, Sarah du Plessis, Rebecca Aylesbury, Anje Strydom, teacher Lauren du Preez, Caitlin Sorrenson, Gwiba Booi, Megan van Oosten, Sarah Conroy and Jessica Nel and front from left, Tarien Wentzel, Emma Chandia, Lilitha Gulwa, Mia Ferreira and Hannah de Jongh GHS Several girls, Carla van Jaarsveld, Sarah du Plessis, Rebecca Aylesbury, Anje Strydom, teacher Lauren du Preez, Caitlin Sorrenson, Gwiba Booi, Megan van Oosten, Sarah Conroy, Jessica Nel, Tarien Wentzel, Emma Chandia, Lilitha Gulwa, Mia Ferreira and Hannah de Jongh participated in the Merrifield Mile swim at the Wriggleswade Dam recently. Squash: The second and third squash teams played against Hangklip and won the fixture 4-2. Hangklip At h l et i c s : At last week’s Eastern Cape championships in Port Elizabeth a chaotic situation reigned. In most items no final times were SCHOOLSSPOR T provided, many winners did not receive their medals and some items took place up to five hours after the scheduled times. Results that were obtained were JW Labuschagne, boys U17, 2nd in pole vault (2,9m), 3rd 110mH (no time); Janke Botha, girls U17, 3rd 400mH (no time); Chanaaz Prince, girls U17, 1st high jump (1.65mpersonal best). Chanaaz was selected for the Eastern Cape team which will take part in the SA Schools championships in Potchefstroom from March 21 to 24. Queen’s College At h l et i c s : The Queenian athletes did extremely well in the Eastern Cape championships and won six bronze medals, two silvers and four gold medals. WELL DONE: Lonwabo Primary School Grade 5 athlete Phumlani Barnes obtained a silver medal in the 150m boys U12 at the provincial athletics in Cradock. This qualifies him to compete in the SA championships at Paarl Gold medals were awarded to Russell Botha U14 pole vault, Terance Heidtmann U17 pole vault, Josh Green U19 pole vault, Nikithemba Hani U19 long jump. Silver medals went to Nikithemba Hani U19 200m, U19 4 x 100m relay. Bronze medals were won by Seth van Schoor U19 discus, Caleb von Cullwitz U15 long jump, Dan Kabau U17 pole vault, Nikithemba Hani U19 100m, Sibahle Mrubata U15 triple jump, Buhle Kahla U17 4 x 100m relay. Queen’s College Junior Queen’s College Junior participated in the U13A St Benedict rugby festival over the weekend with the results: QCJ v Kenmare lost 5-19, QCJ v Orion won 34-5, QCJ v Lions Development won 52-0. Full field anticipated for Build-It SEAN HEIDEMANN A RELATIVELY small field of golfers played an individual Stableford on Saturday with Peter Uhlig claiming the win with a brilliant 40 points. Chicken Meyer was second on 38 points and Andre Smith third on 36 points. A contingent of golfers went through to Dordrecht to play in the Captain’s Bash on Saturday. The course was in magnificent condition and was well worth the short drive to have a game. Tomorrow is the Build-It QCOBA golf day which is looking like it is going to be a full field with all the first tee times already full. Contact the club if you would like to enter on (045)838-4099. Upcoming events: Saturday March 24 – Queenstown Closed Championships – 27 holes; Saturday May 26 – Round Table golf day. Collegians prepare for home game AROUND THE GREENS Q u e e n s to w n Bowling Club R de Kock, R Aylwin, S Mc Millan 23, P van der Walt, J Fritz, M Manthe 9. G Fritz, M Morris, Sheryl Mc Millan 25, T Taylor, S Knepscheld, E Barraud 11. GOT THIS: The Komani SAPS netball team in action Picture: ANDISA BONANI MAXWELL LEVINE OLD Collegians will take on EUR Africans from Aliwal North in the Red Guard Security North/South Derby Cup at the Indoor Sports Centre stadium tomorrow. It is the first edition of this trophy, which promises fireworks. Louis Rex will take on St Theresa’s with Progress going head to head with Amathole Stars. It will be a fun-filled day with food stalls, live music and the Maria Louw drummies performing. Saxons Biker Club will also have a rally to add to the festivities. OC and Africans have been playing the North/South Derby for the last two years, but this year there will be that extra motivation with Red Guard Security coming on board to back the event. Progress have been on a steady growth path in the last two seasons and will want to prove they can challenge for promotion this year. In the main game where Africans hold a 2-0 lead regarding wins, Collegians will be eager to narrow the deficit. It will be the team’s first home game. Gates open at noon with the first match taking place at 1pm between Saints and Louis Rex. That will be followed by the Progress game at 2pm with the main game at 3.30pm. 99 parkrunners record personal bests ON SATURDAY, 340 people ran, jogged and walked the course of the Komani parkrun at the Queenstown Golf Club. A total of 28 were first-timers and 99 recorded personal bests. Edrich Verster was awarded a Junior Club 10 certificate for completing 10 parkruns. – Rep correspondent

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