27 February 2017 Plasie athletics end in Egyptian style On Friday, 24 February, despite rainy conditions, Merensky High School took a stand at the P

         
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27 February 2017

Plasie athletics end in Egyptian style

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Smile like an Egyptian – Cheerleaders Belinda Nzadi, Chris Bill, Riëtte Warmenhoven and Clariska Venter leads the singing team.

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Best senior boy on the track and Victor Ludorum: Noko Malatji.

On Friday, 24 February, despite rainy conditions, Merensky High School took a stand at the Peter Mokaba Stadium for Inter High, the athletics highlight of the year.

Plasieland’s “Welcome in Egypt” banner in front of the cheerleading team, made a statement to all and sundry. Excitement was tangible when it was time for the Merensky cheerleaders to enter the stadium. The scene was set with pyramids, sarcophagi, a snake charmer and a real life mummy. From the word go the four cheerleaders, in spectacular costumes, ruled the stage – deservedly boasting with the “Best Cheerleaders” trophy of the day. The alpha male, Chris Bill, proved his creative dominance by winning the “Best Boys Cheerleader” of the event.

The well disciplined, 144 strong, singing team displayed true Plasie spirit with a superb nine hour long performance. They were awarded second place in a very tough competition.

Not only did the Plasies walk like Egyptians, the athletes also created a storm on the track and field with 621 points, ending in second place.

Noko Malatji ended his schools athletics career on a high note with his nomination as Senior Victor Ludorum, as well as the title of Best Senior Boys Track Athlete of the competition.

Andru Miller, grade 8, was awarded the trophy for the Best Junior Boys Track Athlete. The Best Senior Girls Track Athlete title went to Sancha van Niekerk.

Merensky takes pride in this excellent performance and wishes to thank all parents, sponsors, coaches, staff members and supporters for this amazing experience.

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The cheerleaders: Clariska Venter, Chris Bill, Belinda Nzadi and Riëtte Warmenhoven.

 
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Best boy cheerleader: Chris Bill.

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Best junior boy on the track: Andru Miller.

 
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Best senior girl on the track: Sancha van Niekerk.

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Merensky hosts archery championships

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MEDAL WINNERS Front: Coach Ockert Le Roux, Canell Jackson, Lin-Mari Theron and Ashley Hunt. Middle: Ryan Jackson, SP du Preez, Sean Hunt, Dewald Haagner and Jeandré Pieterse. Back: Heinrich Pieterse.

On 25 and 26 February Merensky’s archery club hosted the Limpopo 3D championships at Plasieland.

After registration at “The Voerkraal”, 60 competitors braved the wet weather. An adventurous range of 22 butts were set in a natural hunting environment over a distance of 1-4km.

During this event archers aim at mock-animal targets as they would appear in their natural surroundings. Two arrows were shot per target and the participants were scored based on their groupings. This type of competition is challenging in the respect that it forces the archers to navigate rocky and often uneven terrain loaded with shrubbery, trees and outcrops which obscure the view.

The maximum distance for adults (over 17) and veterans (over 55) is 60 yards, juniors (13 to 17) is 50 yards and cubs (up to 12 years) is 30 yards. The archers sloshed their way through the course in 6 hours.

During the competitions Benno Kotzé, Armand Wiers and Martin Mostert achieved a provincial qualifying score, whilst Lin-Mari Theron attained a sought after national qualifier.

Merensky’s medal winners collected a host of accolades in their various categories. Coach Ockert le Roux, Canell Jackson and Izelri Theron obtained 2 gold medals each. Armand Wiers and Martin Mostert received a gold medal each and one gold and one silver was awarded to team members Lin-Mari Theron, Ryan Jackson, Sean Hunt and Benno Kotzé.

Ashley Hunt, Heinrich Pieterse, De Marco Meyer and Janco Theron took home silver medals. SP du Preez and Dewald Haagner received bronze medals.

Merensky Archery salutes Mr Ockert le Roux, founder of the club, for his 10 years of dedicated service and bid him an enjoyable retirement.

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Tayla off to SA’s

Tayla Vos

Tayla Vos

Tayla Vos, a grade 9 learner from Merensky High School recently qualified for the South African duathlon championships, which will be held in the Paarl during April this year.

Tayla achieved a fourth place in the Gauteng Interprovincial meet on Saturday, 25 February.

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Agri-Merensky workshop

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Upcoming showmen for Agri-Merensky.

On Saturday, 25 February, over 50 new learners attended the first ever showmanship workshop at Merensky High School. This workshop focused on preparing interested showmen for participation in youth shows.

Agri-Merensky wishes to thank the experienced judges who shared their knowledge with aspirant youth show competitors: Willie le Roux, Pieter Gerber, Willy Stevens and Joubert Fourie.

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Lee Riley (grade 8)

 
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Willem Basch and Lenize Hoyer (grade 8)

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Roland Wiers (grade 9)

 
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Annaline Rood (grade 8)

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