|It is hard to believe that there is only a month left of school and yet there is still so much to be done! So, as we enter the last part of the term, we wish our staff and learners endurance and patience; especially with each other! Last week was another busy sporting week.
On Wednesday, 15 May, DHS played sport against Ferrum High School. Ferrum is a formidable opponent and we thank them for the tough competition and for travelling to our school to compete against our teams. The scores were as follows:
Rugby: The U/14 team really put in a valiant effort but could just not pull their match out of the fire. Ferrum eventually came out on top with a victory of 27 points to nil. The U/15 team played a very difficult match and despite the majority of penalties against DHS, the boys in black and red showed guts and determination on the field and felt very hard done by at the conclusion of the match. The 3rd team also endured a brutal encounter, a physical duel rather. DHS conceded 2 soft tries because of their weak defence in the midfield but heroically pulled 2 tries back in the second half. The final score was 21-12 to Ferrum. The 2nd team earned great bragging rights as the only rugby team to be victorious. Their match was well-balanced until half-time when the score was 0-0. Early in the second half, DHS drew blood with a well worked try from Phiwokuhle Zikalala and soon after DHS drove nails into the coffin of Ferrum with 2 well thought out moves resulting in 2 tries for Mthabiseni Dlamini. The final score was 19-0 in favour of the 2nd team boys who are undefeated thus far in the league. The 1st team put in a very courageous effort. With a controversial first try scored by Ferrum's wing, DHS responded well with an excellent scissors move between Meiring Smit and Sphamandla Ndlangamandla resulting in a try. In the second half, DHS was pinned down in their own half and the final blow was dealt when Ferrum scored a try as a result of a kick that was charged down. DHS tried their utmost but could not penetrate the line and unfortunately lost narrowly with 13-7.
|2nd team - Mthabiseni Dlamini |
Netball: The girls also had a tough day against Ferrum and most of the matches were lost. U/14B 13-15; U/14A 2-35; U/15B 16-21; U/15A drew 15-15; U/16B drew 14-14; U/16A 2-16; 2nd team 3-16 and the 1st team unfortunately also lost 10-28. As long as you girls keep trying, we will support you no matter what the outcome is!
Girls' Hockey: It was an unfortunate day for the girls as most teams lost their matches. The U/14 girls managed to level 1-1 in the first half but later lost 1-5. The U/16B team lost to Ferrum's U/15As 0-5 and the U/16A team were the heroes of the day winning their game 3-0. The 2nd team also lost 0-3. The 1st team lost 1-3 to their biggest rivals in an incredibly tough match that was a constant battle for victory from both sides, and not a one-sided match at all. Well done girls for playing your hearts out!
|Nokuphila Dlamini |
Boys' Hockey: The 1st team won their match 2-1 as a result of putting every ounce of energy they had into a tough game. They showed brilliant tactics and really demonstrated that they heeded the advice of their coach. The victory was a well-deserved one. The 2nd team also won their match 2-0. Great work boys. Our congratulations go to Wenzi Radebe for being selected into the KZN Inlands B Team! This is an outstanding achievement and we are thankful to have your talent on our team.
Bowls: 8 DHS learners played 4 games against Ferrum; winning 2 and losing the other 2. DHS won overall due to their points aggregate. Well done to all the new players who played and to Fanele and Sibusisiwe who played their final matches for DHS; you will really be missed on the team! Baie dankie aan Mnr. Slabbert vir al sy harde werk en entoesiasme met die afrigting, die leerders vir hul getrouheid by die oefening en ook die ouers vir hulle ondersteuning.
Chess: Unfortunately, the DHS chess team lost to Ferrum; 5-4.
DHS vs ST DOMINIC'S ACADEMY
On 18 May DHS sports teams and staff members dragged themselves out of warm beds and arrived ready for action against St. Dominic's early on Saturday morning. Thank you to St. Dominic's for travelling from Newcastle to play against our teams and also to all who made the day possible. The scores for the day were as follows:
Netball: The girls had a fabulous day on the court, winning all their matches: U/14A 10-8; U/15A 14-12; 2nd team 8-6 and the 1st team won 26-14.
Girls' Hockey: The U/16A girls drew their match 1-1 and the 1st team will only play their match this Friday. We wish you all of the best and we hope you enjoy the match!
Boys' Hockey: The 3rd team drew 0-0 and the 2nd team won 3-0. The stars of the day were the 1st team boys who won their match 5-0! Excellent team work!
Thank you to our dedicated and spirited learners who work hard on the field. We urge you to continue to practice and improve as our final matches against Newcastle High and Sarel Cilliers draw near.
|Andile Ntshangase (1st team) |
Chess: The DHS chess team beat St. Dominic's 10-0. An excellent result!