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Otjiwarongo Secondary School

Otjiwarongo Secondary School

Sport @ OSS

Horse Riders of OSS Wins Again!!!

Kayla de Wet !!! 1st Place in P1 and P3 dressage, 2nd in 80cm Welcome Stakes, 1st in 21 Point Accumulator, 3rd in American Jump-off. And to top it all she had a stunning clear round in the Masters. Proud of you and your horse Mercury! Thank you Auas View for a great weekend. 

Congratulations to  Maya Janbey as well. Maya came 4th in 90cm American Jump off . 

Kayla and Maya qualified to ride the Masters class. 



SCORPIONS Inline Hockey Namibian representatives

The following learners of OSS were chosen for the Namibian Team. They will participate in China next year. Congratulations to them, OSS is very proud.

Junior ladies: Lara Beyer, Anja Friedensdorf

Maike Epler, Svenja Dedig, Mireille S von Bach

Senior ladies: Anja Friedensdorf

Maike Epler

Svenja Dedig

Mireille S von Bach

Junior men: 

Nico Epler

Non-travelling reserve: 

Jens Friedensforf

Inline hockey league finals

Learners from our school which is part of the Scorpions Inline

Hockey Club of Otjiwarongo, participated at the NIIHA

League Finals in Otjiwarongo. The teams did extremely

good. The results were as follows:

u/14 – 4th place; u/18 – silver medal; Open – silver medal ladies – silver medal, Masters – silver medal.

Girls : Anja Friedensdorf, Svenja Dedig, Lara Beyer, Maike Epler, Mireille S von Bach, Jessica Kreiner, Maike Kersten, Yanka de Koning, Elsa Maas

Boys : Gero Falk, Ralf Dedig, Tiaan Liebenberg, Hans-C Diekmann, Marc Epler, Nico Epler, Jens Friedensdorf, Kevin Kreiner, Robin Beyer

Congratulations, we are very proud of you!!

Final results of the Inline Hockey NIIHA Champs:

u14: 3rd place (Nico Epler)

u16: 4th (Lara, Svenja, Mireille, Maike Epler, Anja, Nico, Kai, Tiaan, Kevin, Jens)

Ladies: 1st (Lara, Anja, Mireille, Maike Epler, Maike Kersten, Ramona, Svenja)

Open: 2nd (Nico, Marc, Christian, Ralf, Tiaan)

Ladies Masters: 2nd (Yanka de koning, Andrea de Wet,

Silke Bingham)

Only the Top Referees may empire…and Ralf Dedig was chosen. Congratulations!!

Fun Run 2017

This year’s fun run will surely not be forgotten. There was a heavy rainstorm, but luckily we finished the day. It was a day enjoyed by both learners and teachers. The different winners are as follows :

Junior girls : Immaculada Kotingo (Green)

Junior boys : Minshew Gideon (Green)

Senior girls : Zemburuka Kangumba (Green)

Senior boys : Kumbee Kasupi (Green)


Four of our learners, Sarah-Lee Hifitikeko, Taisha Uris, Jerome Matsuib and Llewellin Willemse participated in a Zonal chess competition at Paresis Secondary School on the 1st of April. The rankings are as follows :

Jerome : 6th in u/15, Taisha : 8th in u./15, Llewellin : 4th in u/15, Sarah-Lee : 6th in u/17

Both Taisha and Sarah-Lee received gold medals in this tournament. Both were also advanced to the National Qualifiers that took place in Windhoek on the 8th of April.




During the Prize-giving ceremony our learners received the following prizes :

Third places : Eben-Ezer Kamati long jump

Frieda Iithete triple jump, Emilia Haupindi 200m

Ellis Kazohua 800m

Second places : Vejaraara Kangundue 400m, 800m

Cleopatra Horases 200m, Uerihana Mutjavikua 200m, Barthlos Aibeb discus, Philipus Mumbala triple jump

First places : Cleopatra Horases 100m

Zemburuka Kangumba 400m, 800m

An-Ana Samuntu long jump (NEW RECORD), high jump (NEW RECORD)

Hitjitevi Tjihenda 400m, 800m, Sandro Diergaardt 100m, 200m, long jump (NEW RECORD)

Emilia Haupindi 100m, Brandon Ouseb 400m

The girls came 9th, the boys came 1st and OSS came overall 3rd of 15 participating schools.

Sandro Diergaardt was appointed the Best u/19 Boys Athlete of the Day.


Barthlos Aibeb, Sandro Diergaardt and An-Ana Samuntu participated at this open competition on the 25th of February. Sandro came 1st in the 100m and 200m and 2nd in the long jump. An –Ana came 1st in the long jump and high jump, 2nd in the 100m and 3rd in the 200m. Barthlos came 1st in the javelin and discus and 2nd in the shotput. Congratulations boys!!


Twelve of our learners were also chosen for the OTJOZONDJUPA Regional athletics team. They will participate at the National Athletics in Windhoek.

Sandro Diergaardt, Barthlos Aibeb, Cleopatra Horases, Morgan Nanuseb, Zemburuka Kangumba, An-Ana Samuntu

Hitjitevi Tjihenda, Marc Dohmen, Tjituto Tjituto, Laqueeda Perny, Emilia Haupindi, Brandon Ouseb


The following boys and girls were chosen for the Northern team :

u/16 girls : Vitjitua Kahungi

Northern team :

u/18 boys : Tjituto Tjituto, Twansindana Iita, Gerren Muharukua, Vepukisa Hitjii, Mbazuvirua Tjongondjoza

Uetuesa Kambanda

Good luck with the National Trials in Windhoek!!


The following boys of OSS were chosen for the Northern team :

u/16 : Tuapeua Angula, Viuaa Kahunga

u/18 : Hans-Heinrich Tuaundi

Good luck boys with the National Trials in Windhoek!!


Hauke Aakmann-Fisher participated in the Class 10 bike-riding. It was over 100km. Hauke came 3rd.

Congratulations Hauke!!

More Athletics Term 1


Sandro Diergaardt participated at the Youth Games in Luanda, Angola, during the December 2016 holidays. Sandro came 2nd, placed third and received a bronze medal. His distance was 6,71m. Congratulations Sandro and the best of luck with your preparations!!


This year’s fun run will surely not be forgotten. There was a heavy rainstorm, but luckily we finished the day. It was a day enjoyed by both learners and teachers. The different winners are as follows :

Junior girls : Immaculada Kotingo (Green)

Junior boys : Minshew Gideon (Green)

Senior girls : Zemburuka Kangumba (Green)

Senior boys : Kumbee Kasupi (Green)


This year there was outstanding team spirit and performances, especially in the Green team, who was also the winner of the Spirit Trophy.

Athletes also gave their best to be taken up in the school athletics team to be able to participate in the Otjozondjupa Regional Inter-schools.

Girls Boys

Best jumps : Ingo Meke (yellow) An-Ana Samuntu (green)

Best throws : Laqueeda Perny (yellow) Adriaan Adler (yellow)

Best short distance : Cleopatra Horases (green) Sandro Diergaardt (yellow)

Best middle

distance : Zemburuka Hangumba (green) Hitjitevi Tjihenda (green)

Junior Victrix Ludorum : Meke Ingo (yellow)

Junior Victor Ludorum : Morgan Nanuseb (green)

Senior Victrix Ludorum : Zemburuka Kangumba (green)

Senior Victor Ludorum : Sandro Diergaardt (yellow)


Unfortunately no results were yet received from Grootfontein Agri College.


All school sport codes need to register to participate. Forms will be available at the secretary.

Equine News - For the love of Horses


Bianca Jacobs

On Farm Okaputa : 13 January : Bianca on Edl Aghbar Zeus came 1st in the 80km. 14 January : Bianca on Hurst Ramon came 1st also in 80km. Hurst Ramon also appointed Best Conditioned horse. On Odusa : Friday, 10 February : Bianca on Gadafi came 1st in the 100km. Gadafi was also the Best Conditioned horse. Saturday, 11 February : Bianca on Edl Aghbar Zeus came 1st in the 100km. At Sandune Lodge : Friday, 17 February : Bianca on Amaal came 1st in the 120km. She and Amaal won the trophy for the fastest 120km completed and Amaal was also the Best Conditioned horse. Saturday, 18 February : Bianca on Hurst Ramon came 1st in the 120km. Bianca participated in Portugal in a 40km ride where she came 15th of 60 riders, and she also won a trophy after completing a 120km ride.

Timothy Liebenberg

On Xain Quas : 18 February : Timothy on Zabubega Shaker came 1st in the 80km. Saturday, 04 March : Timothy on Hurst Berk came 1st in the 80km. Hurst Berk was appointed Best Conditioned horse.

On farm Okaputa : Friday, 03 March : Timothy on Hurst Mabrouka came 1st in the 40km. Saturday, 04 March : Timothy on Hurst Berk came 1st in the 80km. Hurst Berk was appointed Best Conditioned horse.

On Sandune Lodge : Friday, 17 March : Timothy on Shalom Nafal came 1st in the 80km. Saturday, 18 March : Timothy on Zabubeka Shaker came 2nd in the 122km. On both the days his horses were appointed the Best Conditioned horse. Timothy also received a badge for completing the 6000km mark.

Timothy, Bianca and Maya Janbey, was chosen for the Junior World Championship Team that will participate in Italy in September.


During the weekend of 24 till 26 February, Jessica Kreiner, Ramona Halbich and Kayla de Wet participated in an Eventing clinic competition where Jessica came 1st in the 1m class. Ramona came 3rd in the 1m class. Kayla came 1st in the 80cm class.

Kayla de Wet, Maya Janbey and Jessica Kreiner participated in Azuluna, Harare, Zimbabwe as part of Leg 1 of the FEI Africa Cup. Other countries which also participated was South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Kayla and Maya participated Namibian Individual Riders and Jessica was part of the Namibian Shield Team. Here follows their results :

The riders had to, unfortunately, leave their own horses at home and participated on loan horses. They achieved excellent results in dressage and show jumping.

The Namibian team was the awarded the team with the Best Team Spirit.

Leg 2 of this same competition will be held in Otjiwarongo in August.

They work very hard, training daily to achieve good results. We wish them all the best!

Okahandja Show Jumping Tournament – 2-4 September 2016

Kayla de Wet achieved a 2nd place in an 80cm jumping class, a 5th place in

the 80cm American Jump-off and a 2nd as well as a 5th place in dressage.

Maya Janbey achieved a 1st place in P4 dressage as well as a 2nd place in

the P1 dressage.

Sunet Hayward achieved a 2nd place in a 70cm jumping class.

Endurance News

Maya Janbey was chosen for the Namibian Endurance team and participated in South Africa. Here Maya achieved 9th place in the 80km juniors and the team was awarded overall 3rd place. She was also awarded the NERA Rider 2015/6 as well as being chosen as the Windhoek Club

Junior Rider for 2016. In September 2017 Maya will be jetting off to Italy for the WEG World Equestrian Endurance in the 120km event.

Bianca Jacobs completed the 300 mile ride on 12-15 October 2016. She started riding at 16h00 every afternoon, right through the night, until 05h00 the next morning. She completed 240km on Wilshane Nkredible and

another 240km on Edl Agbahr Zeus, thus completing a total of 480km!

InterHouse 2016

This year there were outstanding “parades” and performances by all the teams. Athletes also gave their best to be taken up in the school athletic team to be able to participate in the Otjizondjupa Regional Inter-schools.

                         Girls                                                            Boys

Best jumps :  ngo Meke (yellow)            Sandro Diegaardt (yellow)

Best throws :  Tjinomasa Kahiru (red)   Adriaan Adler (yellow)

Best short distance : 

                      Zemburuka Kangumba      Sandro Diergaardt

                      (green)                                  (yellow)

Best middle distance : 

                      Zemburuka Hangumba     Sandro Diergaardt

                     (green)                                  (yellow)

Junior Victrix Ludorum :  Cleopatra Horases (green)

Junior Victor Ludorum :   Tjita Tjirare (green)

Senior Victrix Ludorum :  Zemburuka Kangumba (green)

Senior Victrix Ludorum :  Sandro Diergaardt (yellow)

Regional Athletics - OSS

VIGO was the main sponsor

This event was successfully hosted by Otjiwarongo Secondary School on the weekend of 11 – 12 March 2016.

The highest achievements of the event were :

Best Girls Short Distance : Cleopatra Horases

Best Girls Middle Distance : Zemburuka Kangumba

Best Boys Jumper : An-Ana Samuntu

Best Boys Thrower : Pamue Kakujaha

Best Boys Short Distance : Linus Hangula

Junior Victor Ludorum : Hitjitevi Tjihenda

Senior Victrix Ludorum : Zemburuka Kangumba

Sports News!! You have to see this!!

Rugby regional trials

The rugby “Raadsbeker” took place in Tsumeb on the 27th of March. Congratulations to the Otji’s Rugby Club who brought the trophy back to Otjiwarongo again. We are very proud of you!!!

Rugby u/16 : Hans Tuaundu

Rugby u/18 : Dries Jacobs  Zeno Cloete  Adriaan Labuschagne

Barthlos Aibeb

The Rugby National trials takes place on 20 and 21 April in Windhoek. The Hockey National trials takes place on 22 and 23 May in Windhoek.

Regional Athletics results

The results are as follows :

Under 15 : Adriaan Adler – long jump 2nd High jump 4th

Yanka de Koning – discus 3rd javelin 5th

Uti Karuaihe - 400m 2nd, 800m 2nd

Zemburuka Kangumba – 100m 3rd, 200m 2nd

Highjump 2nd

Roelf Dreyer - javelin 2nd

Sherwin Kotze – 100m 2nd

Uapenga Kutako – highjump 2nd

Anana Samatha – highjump 1st

Under 17 : Sandro Diergaardt – 200m 2nd, 100m 2nd

Emilia Haupindi – 100m 1st, 200m 4th

Longjump 1st (NEW Regional record)

Ester Kalenga - highjump 4th

Four boys of OSS were chosen for the Otjozondjupa Regional team. They are : Romario Hawiseb, Kenandazunda Kandjii, Vekura Tjiriange and Rakutukavi Karuhumba. Congartulations boys and good luck with the tournament.

Independence Cup – Soccer

The u/20 Soccer team of OSS participated in the Independence Cup on the weekend of 20 – 22 March. They won all games to play in the semi-finals. Unfortunately they lost that game with penalties.

Regional athletics meeting

The Regional Athletics meeting were held in Grootfontein on 14 March. The school did not yet receive any official result from Grootfontein.


100m   10.74    Kingston (JAM)   14.02.2015  AMAZING!!!

Unbelievable! shouts the commentator. Little known Namibian sprinter Jesse Urikhob has just beaten Jamaican superstars Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake in the 200 metres.

To many this might sound like a fantasy but to those  who knows him, knows that this can be a reality if the young Jesse Urikhob continues on his current improvement in the 100m and 200m sprints. Jesse is at the front of a mini renaissance in Namibian sprinting alongside the likes of Hitjiverue Kaanjuka and Dantago Gurirab.

He brought hope to many fans that Namibia can finally emulate the Olympic heroics of the legendary Frank Fredericks. Although the young man from Otjiwarongo, whos immediate ambition it is to qualify for the Olympics, is yet to make the cut for the prestigious global sports event, his steady rise to prominence is encouraging. Jesse has consistently worked improving his personal best time and has succeeded in doing just so at the recently held All Africa Games in Mozambique.

He improved his time in the 100m and can now boast being able to run the event in just 10.1 seconds. Jesse hopes to similarly improve in the 200m, which he describes as his favorite event.

Hockey regional trials

On Saturday, 28 March, both the Rugby and Hockey regional trails took place, also in Tsumeb. Congratulations to the following learners who were chosen for the Regional teams :

Hockey u/16 : Petelyne Cloete 

Hockey u/18 : Shandon Tities

Elanza van der Vyfer Kayren Wohler

Celine Pretorius

Fun Run 2015

Otjiwarongo Secondary School kicked their athletic season off with the annual Fun run on Friday, 16 January. The morning were enjoyed by teachers as well as the learners. The SRC spoiled us with a wide variety of food and drinks on the "Snoepie" menu. 


The colour sport kicked off to a very good start.