Sport & Cultural News – 20 May 2022

Rugby & Hockey vs Michaelhouse

DHS 1st XV beat Michaelhouse 23-14!

In an extremely physical battle against a dogged Michaelhouse outfit, our 1st XV managed to claim their first win on Van Heerden’s for 2022 with a 23-14 victory! Congratulations to all involved on this great result!

Along with our outstanding Hockey Results, there were great Rugby Results for both schools throughout the day. Again, a massive congratulations to all involved with DHS Sport.

Rugby Results vs Michaelhouse:
1st XV    23-14 win
2nd XV   16-15 win
3rd XV    26-17 win
4th XV    7-62 loss
5th XV    0-49 loss
U16A     32-12 win
U16B     0-26 loss
U16C     0-36 loss
U16D     28-19 loss
U15A     15-17 loss
U15B     45-0 win
U15C     5-22 loss
U15D     38-19 win
U14A     14-7 win
U14B     31-5 win
U14C     21-50 loss
U14D     14-54 loss

Played 17, Won 8, Lost 9

Hockey Results vs Michaelhouse:

1st XI      4-2 win
2nd XI     4-0 loss
3rd XI      7-1 loss
U16A     4-1 win
U16B     5-0 win
U16C     2-2 draw
U16D     4-0 win
U14A     2-1 loss
U14B     4-2 win
U14C     4-0 win
U14D     1-0 win

Played 11, Won 7, Lost 3, Drew 1

Rugby & Hockey vs Hilton College

The 1st XV Rugby team went down 17-24 to Hilton College in a titanic battle on Van Heerden’s. Congratulations to Hilton on their victory and on their 150th year of existence.

It was a fantastic day of Sport for DHS with a set of incredible results being produced, with DHS winning the majority of both Rugby and Hockey fixtures against our opposition. It truly is wonderful to see the force that we are becoming once again in KZN.

Rugby results vs Hilton:
1st XV    24-17 loss
2nd XV   0-13 loss
3rd XV    19-12 win
4th XV    26-0 loss
5th XV    26-17 loss
U16A     54-0 win
U16B     33-12 win
U16C     21-17 win
U15A     20-10 win
U15B     32-0 win
U15C     38-26 win
U14A     26-0 win
U14B     54-7 win

Played 13, Won 9, Lost 4

Hockey Results vs Hilton and Westville:
1st XI      5-2 loss
2nd XI     5-0 loss
U16A     2-0 win
U16B     9 – 1 win
U16C     3-1 win
U16D     0 – 0 vs Westville (draw)
U14A     2-1 win
U14B     4-1 win
U14C     2-1 vs Westville loss

Played 9, Won 5, Lost 3, Drew 1

Rugby @ Wildeklawer Festival

1st XV

The DHS 1st XV had a brilliant 31-15 win against Menlopark. Going into the game with another underdog tag at DHS’ first ever participation in the Wildeklawer Festival, the 1st XV managed to display another brilliant performance. Two special mentions must be made – Dwight Pietersen was named Man of the Match, whilst our fantastic Captain and Head Boy, Owen Morgenrood celebrated his 18th birthday.

The team’s second fixture was against Oakdale; they took the game to the opposing team, but just could not get over the line and eventually lost 20-12.

U16A

The DHS U16A won both their games at Wildeklawer, beating Oakdale 22-17 and Menlopark 13-7!

The success story of DHS’ first appearance at Wildeklawer has been the back to back victories for the U16A side. Both victories were titanic battles against gigantic opposition and the pride shown by these boys has been immense.

Whilst the U14A and U15A were winless, both their games could have gone either way.

U14A Results:
DHS 0            Menlopark 7
DHS 16          Oakdale 24

U15A Results:
DHS 10          Menlopark 15
DHS 12          Oakdale 24

It was a great festival for School and our Rugby it truly back on the map. Well done to all players and coaches on such an immense effort, the DHS Family are so proud of you. Also, thank you so much to the large contingent of parents who travelled to Kimberley to support our boys.

Hockey @ Hibbert Shield, Grey High School

The DHS 1st XI Hockey Team quietly went about their business at the Grey High School Hibbert Shield Festival during the Easter holiday.

After a 15-hour bus trip and nearly losing their trailer in Matatiele, the team finally arrived in Gqeberha. A very emotional Director of Hockey, Michael Baker, said after the 1st XI won against Pearson:

“We got a hiding from SACs didn’t look like we were in the same league. Fought hard against Yorke but again they were just more clinical. Played some of our best hockey against Paarl and finally I could see a shift in mentality, but their class got them over the line.

This morning up against a good Pearson team who haven’t lost at home in 2 years … The boys put out their best performance and we won 3-1.

I have run 100 milers, hiked for days. But these 4 and a half years at DHS have been tough. Going into games knowing no matter what you do as a coach you won’t win.

This is my first tier one win with DHS in 4 and a half years … It’s been emotional.”

– Michael Baker

Since their win against Pearson our 1st XI team went on to beat Menlo Park 2-0 and finished off the Tournament with a 2-1 win over St Stithians who are ranked No 7 in country.

Well done to Michael Baker and his coaching staff – Hockey is going places at DHS and the DHS Foundation and Old Boys are very grateful for their hard work and dedication.

Rugby vs Maritzburg College

DHS 1st XV beat College 38-14 on Goldstones and the Skonk Nicholson Trophy returns to School! This result is the biggest win by points difference in School’s history on Goldstones. To say that we are proud is an understatement! Congratulations to all players and coaches, what an achievement!

Our U14A also beat Maritzburg College 26-0 at College. Well done to Maritzburg College who won the majority of sporting fixtures. Whilst all our local fixtures are of utmost importance, College are by far our biggest rival and we were happy with these two important wins!

Kearsney Easter Festival

Our 1st XV had a superb Festival, performing brilliantly and winning two out the three fixtures against three of the top Rugby schools in the country. School were definitely the crowd favourite at the Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival and we were delighted and extremely honoured to receive the trophy for the Most Attractive Team Play! We are so incredibly proud of the 1st XV!

vs Waterkloof
The DHS 1st XV lit up the Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival with a brilliant 23-5 win against Waterkloof in their first fixture. School entered the game holding a massive underdog tag, and this compiled even further as we had to play the entire second half with 14 men.

vs Dr EG Jansen:
The DHS 1st XV put in one of the most committed performances of recent times against a monstrous Dr EG Jansen side, winning 20-15. In horrendous playing conditions, it was always going to be tactics, commitment and courage needed to win the game and this exactly what our boys did. This was an historic win for School in the sense that Dr EG Jansen himself was a DHS Old Boy and it was the first time that Dr EG Jansen has lost on Day 2 of The Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival.

vs Monument:
The DHS 1st XV went toe to toe with the Mighty ‘Monnas’ at the Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival for their final game. All that separated the two teams was a conversion with the score ending 7-5 in favour of Monument. This game was undoubtedly the game of the Festival and our boys did the entire DHS Community extremely proud with their performance in a game that could’ve gone either way.

With typical DHS pride and passion, our boys delivered a brilliant performance and blew the visitors from Pretoria away!

Congratulations to all players and coaches on a magnificent Easter Rugby Festival.

 

Debating

Senior Debating : 5 May

DHS 1 vs Inanda Seminary 2
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DHS 1 vs Westville Boys’ 2
DHS lost the debate
DHS 2 vs Durban Girls’ High
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