Sports Roundup: Kearsney College

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SOCCER

Michaelhouse 1st X1 drew 1-1 with Kearsney 1st X1

The game started with both teams being a bit rusty after the July holidays. Kearsney dominated the attacks, however, and were awarded a direct free kick on the edge of the Michaelhouse 18-yard box.

John Eastes stepped up and bent the ball around the Michaelhouse wall and into the open net, to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.

Kearsney continued to dominate, but their strikers were unable to convert the many chances they had.

Michaelhouse returned for the second half a lot more determined and attacked the Kearsney goal profusely. Eventually a well passed series of combination plays worked its way through the Kearsney defence, leaving the Michaelhouse striker with only the Kearsney keeper to beat. This levelled the scores 1-1.

Both teams tried desperately to get the winner; however the game ended in a stalemate.

TENNIS

Kearsney College Grade 8 student John Bothma has been selected to represent Africa at the ITF World Junior Tennis Finals, to be held in the Czech Republic next month (August).

His national U14 tennis team previously won the Southern African zonal tournament in Zimbabwe, from where they progressed to represent the southern region in Egypt.  The SA team won this African Junior Team Championships held in Cairo during June.

A talented and hard-working sportsman across the codes, John has played cricket and hockey for Kearsney’s U14A teams this year, as well as 1st team tennis.

HOCKEY Kearsney college Hockey

Kearsney’s Matt de Oliveira and Tom McKenzie have been selected to the SA Hockey U16 High Performance squad.

During the holidays, Bonga Maphanga and Keegan de Jager were in the victorious KZN U14 hockey team at the IPT. The team won the tournament, beating Western Cape 2-1 in the final.

Kearsney old boy Calvin Davis has been selected to the SA U21 Men’s hockey team for the upcoming Senior IPT.  This achievement comes in his first year out of school.

RUGBY

Kearsney teacher Dean Moodley has been appointed manager of the SA Schools rugby team.

Sport report compiled by Sue Miles at Working Words.

Image 1: John bothma

Image 2: Matt de Oliveira and Tom McKenzie

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