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Pieter van der Merwe
Mr. Pieter van der Merwe

Plasies aan die opmars

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In die opmars na die 2017 Interhoër byeenkoms op 24 Februarie, het Hoërskool Merensky se topatlete op 15 Februarie kragte gemeet by die Prestige Top 10-byeenkoms by TUKS se bekende LC de Villiers sportterrein. In die dogterspan het vlugvoetige Sancha van Niekerk puik presteer met ‘n derdeplek in die o.17 400m. Sy behaal ook ‘n…
Categories: Athletics, Sports

Doran opgeneem in Limpopo span

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Veels geluk aan Doran Kleynhans, ‘n graad 10 leerder van Hoërskool Merensky, wie opgeneem is in die Limpopo swemspan. Die SA-kampioenskappe vind hierdie jaar op 9 tot 13 April plaas.
Categories: Sports, Swimming

Merensky skouspringer presteer

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Laryn Bezuidenhout, ‘n graad 11 leerling van Hoërskool Merensky het op 16 tot 19 Februarie aan die Revil Stables Classic in Polokwane deelgeneem. Tydens hierdie skou het sy en haar perd, Saratoga Tango, op Donderdag in die 90cm-klas deelgeneem en ‘n tweedeplek behaal. Vanaf Vrydag tot Sondag spring sy in die 1m-kampioenskapsklas. Met ‘n vierde…
Categories: Horse Riding, Sports

Silwer vir Plasie-skut

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Heinrich Pieterse van Hoërskool Merensky Boogskietklub het op 18 en 19 Februarie pyle getrek in Gauteng. Pieterse het op 18 Februarie deelgeneem aan die Kempton Park Binnenshuise Kampioenskap en behaal ‘n tweede plek en silwer sertifikaat in die o.17-afdeling met ‘n merkwaardige 274 uit 300 punte en 17 kolskote. Op 19 Februarie doen hy dit…
Categories: Archery, Sports

Plasie swimmers qualify

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Three Merensky High School swimmers recently qualified to participate in the levels championships. Daniel Smit qualified for the junior nationals (level 4) with his 200m back stroke. Doran Kleynhans qualify for level 3 with his 50m and 100m breast stroke, and Ronan Theron qualified for level 2 with his 50m back stroke, breast stroke and…
Categories: Sports, Swimming

Top of the gallops

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Celebrations were in order amongst the equestrian ranks at Plasieland. Both Anri Janse van Rensburg (grade 12) and Dawie van Jaarsveld (grade 11) were honoured for their 2016 achievements during the recent SANESA Western Mounted Games prize giving. Janse van Rensburg was crowned the top level 7 WMG rider in Limpopo. Van Jaarsveld claimed the…
Categories: Horse Riding, Sports

Hat trick for Merensky cricket

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In an exceptionally good week on the pitch, Merensky’s first team enjoyed a hat trick by winning against Nkowankowa, The Oaks and Phalaborwa. The u.15 boys took their lead in their game against Hoërskool Montana on Saturday, 11 February. The Plasies enjoyed home ground advantage scoring 200 runs after 50 overs. Gerhardus Fourie and Rinus…
Categories: Cricket, Sports

Plasie chess players enjoy first moves

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Eight chess players from Merensky High School travelled to Polokwane on 11 February to participate in their first friendly chess tournament of the year. Jeandré Joubert, Danielle Theron, Louis Haynes, Kevin van Onselen, Charney Rae, Kishan Patel, Francois Strydom and Wiehan Cloete gained valuable experience during their 5 games each.
Categories: Chess, Sports

Plasie athletics on a roll

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Merensky High School athletes competed in the Lowveld Prestige Athletics meet held at Barberton High School on Saturday, 11 February. The bus left shortly after midnight on Saturday morning and arrived at Barberton with spirited athletes ready to seize the day. Seven schools were ready to give their all in typical lowveld conditions, humid and…
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Bullseye for Merensky archers

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On 11 February fourteen of Merensky’s best archers traveled to Pretoria and braved what is described as one of the toughest competitions in the sport, namely the Triple Crown Leg 1 ABO/3Di, hosted at Magnum Archery. This adventurous range of 22 butts is set in a natural hunting environment over a distance of 1 to…
Categories: Archery, Sports

Skiewie rol balle

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Saira Junquiera, ‘n graad 8-leerling van Hoërskool Merensky, is onlangs ingesluit by die Limpopo o.20B-rolbalspan. Sy is lid van die Tzaneen Rolbalklub. “Die toekoms van rolbal in Suid-Afrika is in ons jeug se hande, daarom is dit vir ons kosbaar. Rolbal leer jongmense dissipline, selfbeheersing en selfstandigheid”, sê mnr. Wessel Pretorius van die rolbalklub. Plasieland…
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Plasies wys staal in Mokopane

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Op 3 Februarie het Hoërskool Merensky teen Hoërskole Piet Potgieter, Nylstroom, Louis Trichardt en Heuwelkruin kragte gemeet op die atletiekveld in Mokopane. Hoërskool Piet Potgieter het geseëvier (1286,5 punte) met Merensky in die tweede plek (1170 punte), Nylstroom derde (843 punte) en Louis Trichardt vierde (803 punte). Prestasies volgens die ABSA tabel laat die Plasies…
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Kreatiewe Plasies konkel

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Hoërskool Merensky se Interhoër dirigente en onderwysers is op Vrydag, 27 Januarie deur Spur Tzaneen getrakteer. Met kieste vol hamburgers en melkskommels het die kreatiewe span koppe bymekaar gesit en planne gesmee om die 2017 geesbeker huis toe te bring. Belinda Nzadi, Chris Bill, Riëtte Warmenhoven en Clariska Venter neem hierdie jaar die voortou as…
Categories: Athletics, Culture, Sports

Plasie-wenners pronk by Dusty Hill

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Op Saterdag, 4 Februarie het vyf van Hoërskool Merensky se topruiters uitgeblink tydens die eerste 2017 kwalifiserende Western Mounted Games byeenkoms by Dusty Hill in Tzaneen. In vlak 7 neem topruiter, Anri Janse van Rensburg ‘n merkwaardige vyf eerste plekke en eindig as vlakwenner. In vlak 4 ding drie Plasies mee. Dawie van Jaarsveld eindig…
Categories: Horse Riding, Sports

Soos ‘n vis in die water

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Daniel Smit, ‘n graad 8-swemmer van Plasieland het op Saterdag, 4 Februarie tydens die Last Chance Gala, aangebied deur Shamu Swemklub, puik presteer. Daniel kwalifiseer vir die junior nasionale swemkampioenskap wat van 17 tot 22 Maart in Durban plaasvind. Hy wen die 100m rugslag seuns o.14 in ‘n tyd van 1min09sek en die 200m rugslag…
Categories: Sports, Swimming
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