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Sports news from The Diocesan School for Girls

Feb 17, 2017
Sports news from The Diocesan School for Girls


The DSG Rowing Team travelled to East London over the weekend to take part in the Buffalo and Selborne Rowing Regatta’s.

This is the largest and one of the oldest regattas in the country and all the top rowing schools attend. In the Buffalo Regatta the DSG Quad of Emma Conroy, Terri Harris, Caitlyn Little and Maxine Barnes, qualified for the finals with the 3rd fastest time from the heats. In the final, the DSG quad placed 3rd overall.

Maxine Barnes and Caitlin Little then went on to race in the pairs in the Selborne Regatta, and out did all expectations to finish a very impressive 2nd to St Mary’s Waverly in the final.

Water Polo

The DSG 1st and 2nd water polo teams travelled to Port Elizabeth last weekend for the Alex Road Water polo festival. The 1st team won 6 and lost 2 matches, including good wins over Rustenburg, Herschel and Stirling. The DSG 2nd Team who were also playing in the 1st team section won 2, drew 2 and lost 4.

At home at DSG we hosted Cambridge and KHS for matches and of the 6 matches played we won 4, drew 1 and lost 1.

Good luck to Erin Jarvis who is off on Wednesday to represent South Africa U17 at the CANA Water Polo Championships in Zimbabwe.


Last week we played Port Alfred High School in the Knight Shield, and although the 1st team match was rained out, we were leading all matches at the time of the rain. And the u15A pulled off a comfortable 6-0 win away at Port Alfred.


A last minute basketball fixture against Lawson Brown was added to the sports calendar on Saturday morning. DSG charged to a very impressive 48-0 victory.


In the Xterra trail run on Sunday morning in Port Elizabeth, Nicky Ralston was the 4th women home in the 6km race, and Kendal Rose was the  2nd woman home in the 12km trail run.


DSG swimmers excelled at the A League Gala held on Friday and Saturday in Port Elizabeth. Toni Rafferty won 4 races in the 50m and 100m butterfly, and 50m and 100m freestyle.

Courtney Repinz finished 1st in her 50m backstroke and 50m freestyle, 2nd in the 100m freestyle and 3rd in the 100m butterfly.

Caydn Barker picked up four 2nd places in the 50m and 100m breaststroke, the 50m freestyle and the 200m individual medley. She also finished 3rd in the 100m breaststroke.

Sage Cawse won the 200m individual medley, finished 2nd in the 200m breaststroke, and 3rd in the 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle.

Riley Cawse placed 2nd in the 50m butterfly and 3rd in the 50m and 200m backstroke events.

Tayla Kapp placed 1st in the 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly, and 200m individual medley, while also picking up a 2nd and 3rd place in the 100m butterfly and 100m freestyle races respectively.

Shaelyn Walker won the 800m freestyle event and placed 3rd in the 200m breaststroke.

Emma Podesta won the 200m backstroke and came 2nd in the 100m backstroke race.