Although officially it was a “fixture free” for many high schools, this weekend was jam-packed with school sports action. Here are a few of the highlights.
Zimbabwe Aquatics Association hosted the first ever CANA Zone VI U19 A and U18 B Water Polo Southern African Championships with two A and two B girls and boys teams visiting from South Africa for a three-game series. Although Team South Africa proved their upper hand, winning all matches, the experience was a great one for the development of Zimbabwe water polo.
The Mashonaland Squash Championships took place at four different sets of court in Harare this weekend, an event which was a required qualifier for those hoping to represent Zimbabwe in South Africa or Egypt later this year. Callum Lawton won the U19 boys games, with Covermore Mutata in 2nd and Crispen Chimborwora in third. In U16 boys, Luke Mannion won with Ethan Porter second and Kyle Tenkrooden third. For the U19 girls Caley Burton won, with Shannon O’Donovan second and Muziva Guva third. Polite Mubure won the U16 girls, with Vivian O’Donovan in second and Megan Craven in third.
On Saturday, Hellenic Academy hosted a boys friendly swim meet. St John’s College won the meet with 22 points, with St George’s College in a close second 215. Hosts Hellenic came third with 171, followed by Prince Edward, Kutama and Eaglesvale in 4th-6th places.
Heritage also held a B Swimming tournament on Friday where Gateway and St Ignatius tied for first place with 230 points, Churchill 3rd with 196 and hosts Heritage 4th with 190. Allen Wilson, St John’s High and Westridge were also part of the friendly meet.
Meanwhile, Peterhouse hosted an inter-schools girls relay meet where Chisipite A came a convincing first with 333 points, Peterhouse Girls second with 284, Dominican Convent third with 258, and Hellenic fourth with 255. Arundel and a Chisipite B squad came 5th and 6th.
As a service to the community, Christian Brothers College cricket teams organized a junior schools cricket tournament on Friday to promote development of the sport. Midlands Christian’s primary school won the tournament trophy, beating Centenary in the final, while Petra won the plate trophy.
Meanwhile Falcon’s Talons, cricket first team, held a free cricket clinic for youngsters new to the sport in KwaZulu Natal where they were rounding up their tour.
There were various cricket friendly matches during the weekend as well. St John’s first team won by 23 runs against PE 119/10. The Rams’ U15 and U14 teams beat Prince Edward as well. In Masvingo, Kyle College prevailed over Victoria High posting a seven wicket win.