It was a tough week one for many of the Tauranga Boys' College teams.
In rugby Tauranga Boys' first XV travelled to Napier to face Napier Boys' High's first XV. The game was pretty one-sided as Napier were the better side and also had home field advantage. The game ended in a 35-25 victory to Napier. Tauranga Boys' second XV also lost to Napier Boys' 41-24.
In basketball, Tauranga Boys' senior A played two games in one day last Wednesday, firstly against St Paul's Collegiate in an exchange held at Tauranga Boys' College. The game was dominated by the senior A 82-57. The Tauranga Boys' senior A defeated Mount Maunganui College 93-55, even though the team were exhausted from their previous game that day.
In football, the biggest game of the week was junior A against St Paul's. The morning kicked off slowly for the Boys' College but after a warm-up and a rev-up from the coach the boys were ready. After five minutes of play St Paul's scored to go 1-0 up. That was still the score at halftime. From the whistle the team got stuck in and scored in a matter of seconds, making it 1-1. From there the lads dominated for the remaining 30 minutes.
Soon after, Sam Haywood made a run up the right side and crossed it in with Jake Brown hitting a volley into the bottom right corner to make it 2-1. Overall, junior A played well in the second half and deserved to win, with the final result 4-1.
The Tauranga Boys' College hockey first XI won the Kiwifruit Cup this past week with a stellar display against Otumoetai men's team. The final score was 2-1 to Tauranga Boys' College. What a win.
Congratulations to Max Schroder, who was selected to play in the North Island volleyball team which won the secondary schools quadrangular tournament. On June 15 there was a one-off test match, New Zealand against Australia. Max's New Zealand team won 3-0.
Nathan Capp takes the No1 ranking into the weekend's Greerton Winter swim meet at Baywave.
cross-country: At the Western Bay cross-country for Year 7 and 8, we took a team of 11 students to Waipuna Park. The race is a 3km race and was very slippery and muddy on the day. Some of our students did exceptionally well, with Taine Craig Ranga second overall in the Year 8 boys' race, with Ben O'Brien eighth. Roelien Du Plessis also did well, placing sixth in the Year 7 girls' race. All our students ran well over the 3km course. Taine and Roelien will go on to compete with all the top Bay of Plenty schools runners in Opotiki.
Netball: A team of Year 7 girls travelled to Whangamata last week for a Year 7 netball tournament. It was a great day, with our girls winning.
Basketball: Our two boys basketball teams have ended the term with great results. Both the junior boys and the Year 7-8 boys were second overall, so well done to them.
The Katikati junior boys' B team had a convincing win over Bethlehem College B on Wednesday night. As a team we probably played our best game of the season, with Reid Koning playing a brilliant defensive and offensive game, setting up and scoring many of our baskets. Our Year 7-8 boys also had a great win over Tauranga Intermediate, 24-16. Player of the day was Jacob Strong for awesome shooting. Joshua Temple scored from the halfway line with a great shot, with the win putting our team second on the table.
This week we have had some excellent games, starting with our first XV rugby boys, who have had another close win in the first division - this time against Mount College 14-10. The only scoring in a tight first half were penalties which gave us a narrow lead of 6-3. After good pressure in the second half and great defending by the backs, Marinus Abrie scored a try after a structured multi-phase attack to see us lead 11-3. Another penalty took us to 14-3 with 20 mins to go and the team were able to hang on for a good win.
The under-15s also had a good win away to Kawerau. Greg Tew and Jared Miller had good games and despite intense pressure at the end the team defended well and gained a well-deserved win. Nicholas Bartlett, Matt Nicholson and Sam Waddell also had strong games.
In the St Paul's sports exchange, the Open A netball girls and second Xl girls' hockey lost narrowly, whilst the girls' football managed a draw. In the local competitions, Abby Furmage and Hannah Mellsop played well for the first XI hockey girls in a tight game against Tauranga Girls' College, losing 2-1.
The first XI girls football side also lost to a Tauranga Girls' team.
The Open A netball girls played Open B in the first division with the first team coming away with a 51-17 win, which cements their position at the top of the leaderboard in the premier 1 division. In the younger division both the top 8A team and 7A team had exciting games, but were narrowly beaten. 8A lost 27-24 to Otumoetai while 7A lost 26-24 to Te Puke.
The first XI football boys won their competition game 2-1 against Aquinas and the first XI hockey boys won 7-1 against Tauranga Old Boys.
Taine Blackler and Daniel Wallis, both Year 8, have won silver in the Bay of Plenty secondary schools teams indoor bowls championships.
This week, the badminton team is playing in the final for the Bay of Plenty secondary schools championship and our boys' rugby and football teams head off to the Southern Skies Tournament. Kelsey Randrup, Bethlehem College sports captain.
Aquinas College junior cross-country runners Jessica Robinson and Isobel Staffon are in with a great chance of adding to their top placing records this week. Both are competing at the Bay of Plenty Primary and Middle Schools' cross-country championships at Opotiki following success at the Western Bay event in Tauranga last week.
Jessica finished first in the Year 7 girls' event and Isobel second in the Year 8 girls' event.
Other young Aquinas students are also celebrating recent successes in the gymnastics discipline. Top placings were scored by agile Aquinas students at the recent Western Bay inter-school Year 7 and 8 Gymsport competition.
Jimena Alonso finished first individual overall in the Springers, while Jimena combined with Sarah Luker, Sarah Hoonhout and Natasha Belchamber-Bale came 3rd overall in the team event.
First place also went to gymnast Lucy Houghton in the Open Junior event, while Sophie Joret came second in the Rhythmic competition. Petra Gough finished 6th overall in the Twister, while Petra combined with Aileen Harwood, Lilli Scott and Hope Campbell were placed 2nd team overall.
Brothers Cole and Riley Maguire remain a force to be reckoned with on the judo mat. At the recent Waikato-Bay of Plenty 2012 Area Open championships Cole scored silver in the cadets under-60kg and bronze in the junior under-60kg. Riley followed suit with silver in the senior boys under-50kg and bronze in the open.
Te Puke High
Basketball: Our senior boys played against Bethlehem College last week in an adrenaline-fuelled match. Our boys took an early lead and came away with a 30-point victory.
Rugby: Our first XV took on Tauranga Boys' College III on their home turf last weekend. A try from Tauranga Boys' in the first 10 minutes saw our boys tighten their boots and get into it. Final score 33-10 to us. Our under-15s had a rough game away against Trident and couldn't pull through with the win. We had some great results from our girls' sevens trials with Brooke Takuira making it through to the final trials for the Bay of Plenty girls.
Football: Our first XI played a hard game against Tauranga Boys' fourth XI. Our boys held their ground well and managed to score a goal but it wasn't quite enough to beat Tauranga. Our second XI team took on Trident in a great battle and came away with a 3-1 victory. The third XI had a game against Tauranga Boys' France. They held their own and managed to score two goals, with the final score 5-2 to Tauranga. Our first XI girls played an away game against Otumoetai first XI. They played hard but Otumoetai won.
Squash: We had four squash teams entered in the Bay of Plenty secondary schools teams champs last week. Our two girls teams were entered in division one were both unstoppable, making it through to the final to battle for first and second. Our boys teams were entered in the division two competition and played really well. Our A team ended up battling Rotorua Lakes for first and took the title.
Hockey: Our first XI boys played Tauranga Boys' Colts in the first semifinals for round one. Te Puke dominated play in the first half, with good passing and control resulted in goals being scored by James Bristow and Michael Scott. Good structure, especially the midfield of Sam Hodder, Patrick Massey and Corban Hodder, and a huge work rate by the whole of the Te Puke team kept the Colts from scoring again. Final score 2-1 to Te Puke.
Our girls' rugby sevens team competed in a Bay of Plenty tournament in Paengaroa, playing three games against Opotiki, Taupo and Rotorua High. Deborah Paine and Kate Hendry scored the team's tries, which where both converted.
Premier One netball had a solid performance against Katikati, winning 31-21 with Sam Henare and Abi May having strong attacking games. The Prem twos had another physical game with a close win against TKK.
Our boys' football team beat Katikati 2-0.
Liam Matheson leaves for the world junior beach volleyball championships in Cyprus next week. He and partner Brad Fullerton (Tauranga) will be one of 32 teams competing. The New Zealand No2 team of Daryl Lewis and James Gilling were unlucky to be balloted out of the entry allowance.
Our indoor bowls team of Stephanie Nielsen, Millie Blake, Naysha Thompson and Pow Chammoung recently won the A grade at the Bay of Plenty schools event.
Our underwater hockey athletes competed in a composite team in Auckand at the regionals. Finishing fifth behind the big four Auckland teams was a pleasing result with the highlight game holding Avondale to a 3-2 loss. Lucas de Rijk, Cameron Appledoorn, Conrad Dale, Ari Hemmingsen, Bridget Morris and Briana Lassche represented us.
We have been competing for eight weeks in basketball's secondary schools competition held at the TECT Arena. Currently our junior A girls are second, with our boys A third. Junior B boys are leading their grade, with the senior boys in a four team grade and placed second. Senior girls are third and the boys' second B team are playing well and are leading their grade. The social boys are leading the way with clear wins every week. Basketballer Kelcy Ballantyne leaves on her New Zealand under-16 tour of Australia in the holidays.