SPORTS

SPORTS COORDINATOR

Pieter van der Merwe
Mr. Pieter van der Merwe

Plasies take Fransies by storm

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PHOTO: The Plasie u,15 rugby team after their vistory. On Saturday, 6 April, the rugby and hockey teams of Merensky High School competed in friendly matches against the teams of Frans du Toit High School in Phalaborwa. On a wet rugby field, affairs for the Plasies seemed bright from the outset when the u.14A boys…
Categories: Boys Hockey, Girls Hockey, Rugby-en, Sports

Hello and Goodbye

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Merensky High School welcomes Mr. Stebian van der Walt to the Plasie team. He will henceforth carry the title of "Mr. Cricket”, as he has assumed responsibility for cricket training at Plasieland. Van der Walt is a qualified Cricket South Africa level 3 coach. Currently he is the head coach of the Limpopo Senior Rural…
Categories: Academics, Hostel, Social, Sports

Amber-Leigh jumps for gold

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Amber-Leigh Mills, a Grade 8 learner from Merensky High School, started her trampoline season on a high note on Saturday, 9 March. The first competition for the season took place at Tukkies. Athletes from various clubs participated in preparation for the Limpopo trials and South African championships later this year. Amber-Leigh (u.14) received gold medals…
Categories: Sports

Janke wins Munnik Meerkat

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PHOTO: Front: Janke Joubert, Annalene Rood, Nicolene Ras, Jodi Spaumer & Marize Smit. Back: Rainier van Rooyen, Armand Cronjé, Dewald Kampman, Salmo Helberg & Henri Benadie. Merensky High School’s mountain bikers gave their all during the formidable 35km Munnik Meerkat Mountain biking challenge. In the Girls' Youth section, Janke Joubert obtained a well-deserved first place,…
Categories: Mountain Biking, Sports

Plasie swimmers go for gold

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PHOTO: Front: Amelia Booth, Markus Theron & Donia Smit. Back: Ruan Hanaczeck-Kruger, Ronan Theron & Daniel Smit. The time to reap rewards for hours spent in the swimming pool is drawing near. Six Plasie swimmers qualified during the past season to participate in galas at various levels during the coming school holidays. Level 2 takes…
Categories: Sports, Swimming

Plasies T20 runners-up

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PHOTO: Mubin Patel On 23 and 24 February, Merensky High School's 1st team cricket boys played in the semi-final and final of the Limpopo Coca-Cola Schools T20 series. In the semi-finals, the Plasies won with 86 runs against the Nkowankowa team. In the final, Mubin Patel held the blue team's name high with his 50…
Categories: Cricket, Sports

Spectacular Inter-High!

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On Friday, 22 February, Merensky High School hosted the annual Soutpansberg Athletics Inter-High, which was presented at Plasiepark, this year. High schools Pietersburg, Frans du Toit, Eric Louw, Louis Trichardt, Merensky, Northern Academy and HTS Tom Naudé gathered at Plasieland. In addition to the performances on the field and track, the schools' singing teams provided…
Categories: Athletics, Sports

Ready, steady, practice

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PHOTO: Front: Jan-Carel van Niekerk en Kesia Pohl. Back: Mnre. Magnus Steyn (skoolhoof), Christo Pretorius (beheerliggaam voorsitter), Brandon Tolken (vloerbestuurder), me. Nicolette Steyn (sentrumbestuurder) en mnr. Adriaan van Niekerk (beheerliggaam, terrein). Thanks to a super idea, born in 2018 amongst ex-Plasie, Mr. Adriaan van Niekerk, and a team of parents, Merensky High School today is…
Categories: Sports

Rohan won gold

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Rohan Wewege (grade 11) participated in the Ekurhuleni Indoor Archery Championship at Kempton Park on the weekend of 16 and 17 February. He won a gold medal in the YAMBU division.
Categories: Archery, Sports

Plasie athletics on a roll

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PHOTO: Mandi Botha, Elandri Janse van Rensburg & Valley Ngobeni. Insert: Vutomi Mkhabele. 11 to 15 February was a great week for the Merensky High School Athletics Team. Not one, not two, but three meetings kept the adrenaline levels in the blue. The group 7 & 8 PUK Inter-High at Alberton High School was first…
Categories: Athletics, Sports

Beautiful win for Merensky’s 1st XI cricket team

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The Merensky High School cricket boys came up against Hoërskool Eldoraigne on Saturday, 9 February, in the Schools Super League. The first team continued their winning streak, with a 7 wicket victory on home ground. Nicolas Adendorff took 5 wickets for 22 runs in 6 overs. Mubin Patel contributed 34 runs, and Gideon Engelbrecht 29,…
Categories: Cricket, Sports

Excellent start for Merensky archers

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One dozen Merensky archers traveled to Magnum Archery in Pretoria to compete in the first leg of the 3Di Triple Crown ABO competition. Day 1 (Saturday, 9 February) Dillon du Preez, Christof Joubert, Morney Kleinhans, Dian Schnettler & Coach Seph Oosthuizen made their debut at the ABO. Provincial qualifiers were shot by Rikus Faurie, Sean…
Categories: Archery, Sports

Adrenaline pumping on Plasiepark

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A very successful athletics invitational meeting was held on Saturday, 2 February, at Plasiepark hosted by Merensky High School. Athletes from high schools Pietersburg, Tom Naudé, Frans du Toit, Louis Trichardt and Merensky competed against each other on field and track. Star athlete, Elandri Janse van Rensburg (u.14), once again made the javelin sing with…
Categories: Athletics, Sports

Plasies at Limpopo Schools Champs

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PHOTO: Dania Smit in action. On Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 3 February, 9 Plasie swimmers participated in the Limpopo Schools Swimming Championship in Polokwane. Merensky High School is very proud of Dania Smit (u14) who won a gold medal in the 200m individual medley item. She also earned a silver medal for her 200m…
Categories: Sports, Swimming

Marais off to tennis SA’s

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Top player, Marais Botha (Grade 9), from Merensky High School has recently been included in the u.15 Limpopo tennis team, which will be participating in the SA Schools Tennis Championships in Pretoria on 15 to 19 March. Congratulations, Marais, the Platies stand firm behind you!
Categories: Sports, Tennis-en
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