Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 2:37 pm

Athletics Report

in 1968 - 1969

The past year has been a very good one for athletes in Berbice High School.  In our own Inter-House meeting we had very stiff competition among the houses.  We went on to win the Inter-School competition for Zone 1.  Then we played a leading role in seeing that Zone 1 convincingly won the other Zones in the Inter-Zone meeting.


Our Inter-House competition took place in brilliant weather at the Mental Hospital Ground.  It turned out to be one of our most keenly contested affairs in recent years.  Scrimgeour House, in a supreme effort, gathered points to finish ahead of the previous champion McKay.  Cooper House followed closely, while Pugsley edged out Beharry House which finished at the bottom.

Several athletes distinguished themselves with sterling performances.  Chief among them was Gordon Alert of Cooper House who for the second consecutive year won the Champion-Boy Trophy.  He received very keen rivalry from the promising Joey Poonai, who featured in two of the hottest races of the day – namely the 100 yds. open, where he edged out Edmondson of Cooper, and the 440 yards where he whipped Alert in fine style.  Among the girls, Barbara Welch of Scrimgeour was the undisputed queen.  She was very instrumental in Scrimgeour’s victory, and if she continues at this rate, she will certainly go far.

At the Inter-School Sports for Zone 1 we asserted our supremacy over Berbice Educational Institute, Scarder High, and Smythstown School.

G. Pahalan
Games Master