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Pieter van der Merwe
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Marais nou no 1 in Limpopo

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Marais Botha, ‘n graad 8-leerder van Hoërskool Merensky, het op 9 en 10 Augustus aan die Limpopo junior tennistoernooi in Polokwane deelgeneem. Dié opkomende ster (en nommer 1 seunstennispeler op Plasieland) het die o.14-seunsafdeling met gemak gewen. Marais sal aan die begin van Desember aan die finale proewe deelneem om in die provinsiale span, wat…
Kategorie(e): Sport, Tennis

Sheldon byt vas by Akkedis

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FOTO: Voor: Jurgens Spaumer, Jodi Spaumer en Matthew Taylor. Agter: Armand Cronjé, Sheldon Muller, Pierre Cronjé (afrigter), Trevor de Beer en Shaun de Beer (beseer). Vir fietsryers in Limpopo is die berugte Akkedis bergfietswedren enersyds ‘n uitdaging, en andersyds ‘n verskrikking. Ten spyte hiervan het ses fietsrymasjiene van Hoërskool Merensky op Saterdag, 11 Augustus, in…
Kategorie(e): Bergfietsry, Sport

So near, yet so far…

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It was game on from the word go when the u.14 rugby team of Merensky High School played in the Virsekerbeker quarter final game against the team of Hoërskool Piet Retief. Plasiepark came alive when the promising youngsters ran onto the field, well prepared to give their best. Piet Retief dominated the first half of…
Kategorie(e): Rugby, Sport

Hockey for the history books

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After a long, intense season, during which Merensky High School’s hockey girls celebrated numerous victories on and off the field, it was time for the final reckoning. The weekend of 1-4 August was one for the history books, as no less than four teams qualified for the Noordvaal tournament for medium schools, hosted by schools…
Kategorie(e): Dogtershokkie, Sport

Bronze is o”Kay”

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The u.15 netball girls from Merensky High School competed in the Kay Motsepe tournament over the weekend of 3-4 August. This tournament, hosted by Hoërskool Ben Viljoen in Groblersdal, is seen as the Plasie u.15’s Limpopo championship, as they did not participate in the official Limpopo championships in June this year. The girls won their…
Kategorie(e): Netbal, Sport

MTB triumph for Plasies

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On Saturday, 4 August, the Miami Magoebaskloof MTB race, hosted by Tzaneen Cycling Club started and finished on the Merensky High School grounds. Nine Plasie cyclists entered this exciting race. Over a distance of 15km, the sub-junior boys were led by Merensky’s Hennie de Wet (1st) and Matthew van der Merwe (2nd). The more challenging…
Kategorie(e): Bergfietsry, Sport

Plasies defeat Nkowankowa

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In the third Limpopo league cricket game of the season, the Plasie 1st eleven met a team from Nkowankowa on Saturday, 4 August. The Merensky boys decided to bat first, and were all out for 81 runs. Louis Botha and Ruan van der Schyff each contributed 16 runs. The team from Nkowankowa did not fare…
Kategorie(e): Krieket, Sport

Merensky off-roaders on course

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Four boys from Merensky High School competed in the Imperial Toyota KMIA Enduro race held in White River on 4 August. After a misty, wet and slippery start, they finished unscathed. Malcolm Jansen (grade 10) and Stef Lordan (grade 9) both competed in the Green Class and finished 2nd and 3rd after 39km. Tristan Dale (grade 8)…
Kategorie(e): Sport

Merensky @ Limpopo Cross Country

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The Limpopo (LIMA) cross country final was held at Laerskool Pietersburg Oos in Polokwane on Saturday, 4 August. Merensky High School’s Anri McLean (Junior Woman) took 6th position, with Amelia Booth (u.14) 7th. Francois Nothnagel (u.23) was awarded a 10th place. Brothers, Johan and Louis Haynes, and sisters Jade and Jamie Coppen also participated. Unfortunately…
Kategorie(e): Landloop, Sport

Tour de Plaas is bobaas

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Plasieland was bevoorreg om op Saterdag, 28 Julie, hordes fietsryers te verwelkom by die jaarlikse Tour de Plaas, wat deel uitmaak van Spur Skole XCO-reeks. 17 Fietsryers van Hoërskool Merensky het deelgeneem. Die speke het behoorlik gesing oor hierdie unieke baan, tussen plantasies, boorde, damme en strome. Gelukwense aan Sheldon Muller, Armand Cronjé en Janke…
Kategorie(e): Bergfietsry, Sport

Plasie-juniors na kwarteind

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Rugbyliefhebbers, noord van die Vaalrivier, het op Saterdag, 28 Julie, regop gesit toe die kwalifiserende skolespanne uitdraf in uitspeelwedstryde van die Virsekerbeker-toernooi. Hoërskool Merensky se o.14A-, o.15A- en o.16A-spanne het in 3 verskillende provinsies deelgeneem. Die Merensky o.14’s het in Pretoria teen Hoërskool Overkruin gespeel. Die gasheerspan moes kous-oor-die-kop huiswaarts keer nadat die Plasies hul…
Kategorie(e): Rugby, Sport

Merensky-krieketweek bly die gewildste

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Een van die gewildste winterskoolvakansie-aktiwiteite in Tzaneen was weer hierdie jaar die Merensky-krieketweek. Vir die 22ste keer het die Plasies spiere gebult en ‘n baie suksesvolle week aangebied. 16 Junior- en seniorspanne van Heidelberg Volkskool, Waterkloof, Middelburg Hoërskool, HTS Middelburg, Randburg, Eldoraigne, Garsfontein, Brits en EG Jansen het by die Plasies aangesluit vir ‘n week…
Kategorie(e): Krieket, Sport

Plasie is a basketball boffin

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Merensky High School’s Enslin Sambo (grade 12) is an up and coming basketball star. He represented Limpopo as the shooting guard in the Limpopo Tigers team, who competed in the annual u.20 interprovincial basketball tournament, held in Sasolburg from 22-24 June. Eight provinces participated in this upcoming sport. From the word go, the Limpopo Tigers…
Kategorie(e): Sport

Plasie hockey takes a stand

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PHOTO: Tharien Lombard and Kesia Pohl (1st team). In a fitting tribute on Youth Day, 16 June, four girls hockey teams from Merensky High School competed in the Limpopo finals for medium schools at Stanford Lake College. The u.14 girls were the stars of the day, defeating the team of Ben Vorster, 4-0. Scorers were:…
Kategorie(e): Dogtershokkie, Sport

Plasie boys endure grueling race

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PHOTO: Malcolm Jansen at the prize giving ceremony. On the weekend of 9 June, Tristan Dale (grade 8), Stef Lordan (grade 9), Malcolm Jansen (grade 10) and Angus Dalrymple-Hay (grade 12) from Merensky High School participated in the Imperial Toyota Nelspruit Hazyview Enduro race. After a grueling 101km, Angus managed to finish in 5th place.…
Kategorie(e): Sport