CBC’s First Team Rugby, the Hornets, had a great start to the season on Friday, winning 36-6 against Plumtree in a tightly-contested curtain raiser to the President’s XV vs Steval Pumas match at Hartsfield.
It was a big day for CBC in more ways than one, with two old boys, Lawrence Cleminson and Bastien, playing on the President’s XV side.
CBC First Team basketball, the Angels, have ended the season on a high note, by taking silver in the annual Provincial Top Schools Tournament hosted by Northlea.
The Angels came close to victory in their very first game, losing to the defending champions, Milton, by only one point in the group stages. But they picked themselves up and beat Saint Columbus 39–17, qualifying for the quarter Finals. In the Quarter Finals the Angels rose to the occasion to face the host school and crowd favourites, Northlea, in the semi-finals round. It was a nail-biting encounter, with the game being decided in the dying minutes when Thokozani Dube and Davison Chivero scored a crucial clutch point to lead the team to victory.
CBC held its annual Inter–House Athletics competition on Saturday, with Andreans taking the house cup for the second year running.
The competition was extremely heated, particularly in the exciting relay events, and in the final tally the margin between first place, Andreans and second place, Georgians, was four points.
A couple of weeks ago, form one student, Andrew Price, played a piece at assembly called Allegretto. It was a stunning performance and has inspired many other boys to want to learn how to play the guitar.
The CBC Media Club interviewed Price and asked him about his interest in the guitar and how he’s found CBC so far.
The Music department is growing rapidly in terms of the number of people interested and those who are actively involved. It now has under it guitarists, keyboardists, drummers, vocalists, and marimba players. The commitment and hard work by members has gained them recognition both within CBC and outside. Thanks to the efforts of Mr. R. Fenwick, who is in charge of the band and is responsible for teaching the boys how to play various musical instruments, and the Music HOD, Mrs.T. Burns, who is overall in charge of the Music Department and trains the Choir and Marimba, the Music Department is headed for great things.
The CBC swimmers who, together with their teammates from the Matland side, competed in the Inter-Provincial Swimming Championships held at the City Pool recently, did the province proud by raking in a haul of medals.
On the back of their sterling performance, not only was CBC swimmer, Brendon Cyprianos, named Captain of the team which will represent Zim in Mauritius in April, but three other college swimmers also qualified for the 2016 African Confederation Zone 4 Championships. They were Grant Smith, Dale Bruce and Denilson Cyprianos.
CBC Toastmaster’s was privileged to be invited to a meeting with the Girls College Toastmasters at Girls College on Thursday.
The proceedings began in the late afternoon with impressive icebreakers by Jimmy Dixon and Kayibongwe Malunga, setting the mood for the rest of the meeting.
CBC athletes competing as part of the Imbizo team in the second leg of the District Champs once again excelled, bringing glory to not only the college but the entire district.
CBC medals on Day Two (Friday, March 4) were as follows:
CBC athletes who, together with athletes from other schools are representing Imbizo District in the Inter-District Competitions held at White City Stadium today and tomorrow (March 3 and 4), were by the end of the first day in second place with a total of 11 gold medals, while Bulawayo Central was top of the log with 12 gold medals.
CBC boys in the Imbizo district team are: Tinotenda Msasanure (Captain), Jason James (Vice Captain), Davison Chivero, Tinashe Famba, Gilbert Tsikai, Ryan Wilson, Jarryd Lezar, Marcus Nkomo, Kieth Cherayi, Tomuvonga Msasanure, Brandon James, Donsukusa Magonya, Tendayi Chagadama, Zwelithini Mazithulela, Ben Sheasby, Ronald Kwindingwi and David Nago.
CBC swimmer, Brendon Cyprianos, has been named captain of the 26-man Zimbabwe team to compete in Mauritius in April in the 2016 African Confederation Zone 4 Championships.
Brendon was named captain following the Inter-Provincial Champs held in Bulawayo over Exeat Weekend and in which he distinguished himself as one of the premier swimmers in the country, taking home a haul of medals in both individual and relay events.
The CBC Junior Debate team, consisting of Muziwethu Ndlovu, Gabriel Behyane and Wayne Kawonde, defence of its championship title at an event hosted by the college earlier this month.
The team kick started the tournament by beating Nketa High School in what was seen as a one sided affair by the adjudicators with Muziwethu Ndlovu winning best speaker. The motion had been THBT social media has done more harm than good, with CBC junior team for the motion. The motion was done in “World Schools” style.
CBC swimmers competing in the Matabeleland team made their presence strongly felt in the Inter-Provincial Swimming Championships, hosted by the Matabeleland Amateur Swimming Board, at the Bulawayo City Pool.
CBC swimmers, selected for Matland, will participate in a tough inter-provincial gala which will take place over the Exeat Weekend, and will see them facing some of the top swimmers from all the regions of Zimbabwe.
CBC took the lion’s share of medals at the recently-ended Imbizo Inter-Schools Athletics competition held at White City, taking the shield for the Best Boys’ athletics in all age groups.