This week we have many teams away at tournaments, including the hockey girls who had a good warm up win last week against the Otumoetai women 1-0. A narrow loss to Waikato Dio has been followed with convincing wins against Hastings Girls and Hillcrest High schools. In the quarter-finals, they will be meeting local rivals Otumoetai for a place in the semifinals.
The boys hockey team found their pool tough and had narrow losses to St Paul's and Mount Albert Grammar followed by a 2-2 draw against Rosmini College.
Last week, the girls' football team had a convincing win against the Mount seconds with a score of 7-0 and the player of the day was Rebecca Chester.
Next week, we look forward to the AIMS tournament with approximately 120 students taking part in 12 sports.
There are enough challenges just getting teams away for Winter Tournament week without having the terrible weather everyone got on Monday throughout the country, but sports people bounce back and everyone is in great spirits thriving on the competitions.
Our junior boys' basketball team were up against the powerhouses of basketball. The boys have done really well and learned heaps. They lost to Hillcrest 62-73, lost to Rangitoto 59-102, lost to TBC 49-83, lost to Westlake (a school of 2500 boys with 36 basketball teams) but beat Fraser High School 97-85 and have headed home very satisfied with their team's efforts.
The football girls had a positive start to their tourney with three convincing wins, beating Taita 10-0, Golden Bay 2-0 and Hastings Girls 3-0. Brooke Matheson playing well, scoring often.
The football boys got washed out for the morning game and lost against Mt Albert Dev 1-3 in the afternoon.
The boys beat Glenfield 2-1.
The hockey girls 1st XI first game was washed out before they drew 1-1 with Wanganui and also drew against Kamo 1-1 with the girls scoring in the absolute last second of the game.
A good team effort with Sophie Tingey scoring the goal that counted and another win in the afternoon with Katie Horan scoring. Megan Gosbee played well in the goalie circle.
The hockey girls 2nd XI faced Aquinas 1st XI, which was always going to be a tough challenge but the Otumoetai 2nd XI stepped up with a new level of determination to the first game of the Mary Clinton Cup tournament.
The final score of nil all was a credit to gutsy defence work. Kate Livingstone cemented her reputation as a quality goalkeeper with three great saves that kept the score line clean.
The second game against Edgecumbe was a solid 3-0 win.
The hockey boys 1st XI lost their first game against Pukekohe 7-1 but had a good 1-1 draw against Gisborne.
The netball premier one team had three late changes to their roster in the last 10 days so was challenged before they left.
They lost to Rosehill by 7 and then Tamauranui which means they now contest the 2nd 16 of the B Grade.
Tauranga Girls' College rowers attended the Rotorua-Tauranga Indoor Rowing competition with Chloe Fettes winning a gold in the Under 15 2000m and bronze in the 1000m. Sophie Parkin won gold in the Under 15 1000m with Alana Rowe winning silver in the Under 15 2000m. The team of Chloe Fettes, Brooke Christiansen, Amy Mills and Aimee Muir placed first in the teams event.
Winter tournament week is underway all over the country with the weather playing a part in the first couple of days. Tauranga Girls' College 1st XI Football is playing in the premier tournament in Taupo and after two days are through to the top eight after winning four games. The 2nd XI football team are at a satellite tournament at Papamoa and are playing off for a top eight position on day 3 of the tournament after three wins and one loses. Tauranga Girls' College 1st XI Hockey team is playing in a tournament in Whangarei, and after two days have won two games and had one loss and are in the top eight. The 2nd XI hockey team are in Wellington, with the League 1 netball team playing in Auckland, recording three loses and one win. The Tauranga Girls' College senior basketball team started their tournament in Taupo yesterday with the senior and junior underwater hockey teams travelling to Wellington for their tournament which started on Thursday.
This week many of our teams are competing at the NZSS tournaments throughout the country. Results to date have our football 1st X1 playing a quarter-final and our rugby U14 one win away from winning their tournament. A full update will be reported next week.
Congratulations to the following boys who have been selected for the various NZ basketball teams: Conner Johnston Yr 11 NZ Koru team U18, James Green Yr 9 NZ Koru team U16, Nicholas Jones Yr 9 Port MacQuarie NZ Development team U16, Daniel Kilpatrick Yr 9 Port MacQuarie NZ Development team U16.
Congratulations to Cameron Hayes and Matt Hansen who have been selected for the NZ Schoolboys' Water Polo team. The boys will be playing in a tri series against Australia in December after competing in Perth at the Junior Worlds tournament.
Congratulations to Josh Saywell and Nash Smith who finished third in the NZSS Indoor Bowls Pairs competition
Te Puke High
Good luck to all our teams who are currently away competing in winter tournament week. Football, Boys: Papakura, Auckland - Bad weather led to game delays at the very start of the tournament, fingers crossed the weather improves for the rest of the week.
Hockey, Girls: North Harbour, Auckland - our girls won their first game against Papatoetoe 3-0. The team were very structured and looked in control the whole game. They then came up against Kerikeri, and our girls were still recovering from the first game but played with control and determination. Sadly they couldn't quite beat Kerikeri. There is still hope that they may have made it into the top eight. Great work girls!
Hockey: Te Puke High School Boys played Tauranga Colt's men's team in a friendly match. Despite goals being scored by Gupreet Singh, Ben Williams and Corban Hodder, Te Puke still lost 3-4. It was tough playing a men's team but our boys did really well. Keep up the good work boys.