This week saw a resounding win for our 1st XI football team over BC 1st XI.
With standout performances throughout the game by Jordan Hudson, Rodrigo Mariante, Charlie Clague and Matt Hunter, our boys had a stunning 12-0 victory.
Goals were shared between Jordan Hudson, Rodrigo Mariante, Charlie Clague, Will Clague, Luke Wakley and Nick Schmitz. The girls team also scored a massive 10-0 win against BC.
The 1st XV has a close encounter against Trident narrowly losing 6-10.
Troy Webber had an outstanding game at the front of the lineout. Mark Nicholls was tough on defence.
The team will be confident it can now compete with last year's division 1 teams.
The 2nd XV had a strong game against Tauranga Boys 4th winning 29-12. Tipene Toi-Anscombe led the attack and was fearless on defence and Liam Pere-Andrews was dominate at lineouts and worked tirelessly around the field.
The team is building and will get stronger every week.
The under 15 team had a big win over Tauranga Boys under 14 Elite 38-5. This game was a team effort and the entire side worked for each other.
Matthew Ensor had a good game and the team is very confident after having 3 wins from 3 games.
The under 14 team lost against Tauranga Boys under 14C. There is still plenty of ability in this side and they will do well now that grading games are over.
The Basketball senior A boys had an interschool fixture against Hillcrest, showing their dominance with a convincing win 90-37.
The WBOP Badminton event was held with our girls team taking out the Div 2 final. They now progress to the BOP finals.
The school cross-country event was held in perfect conditions. Sam Roy broke the Intermediate Boys record with a run of 15.05 and Katie Wilson broke the Intermediate Girls record with a run of 11.31.
Congratulations. Other winners of their divisions were SB Jeremy Burns, SG Emma Jackson, JB Isaiah Duncanson, JG Jessica Gadsbey.
Our Year 7/8 boys basketball team have got off to great start this season with wins each week. This week they won 42-12 against Tauranga Intermediate.
We had a team of 5 Year 9 students compete in the Kaimai Classic, and while they didn't win they completed the race in a good time. Well done to Hannah Byrdon, William Van Loon, Georgia Strong, Matt Shanley and Jed O'Brien.
The girls had an away match this weekend against Bethlehem College 2nd 11. Katikati took an early lead in the first few minutes of the match. The girls passed the ball well and played some exciting football. Four goals from Ana Morris, three from Emma Roberts, three from Eliza Larkman and one each from Michaela Jefferson, Michele Jones, Hayley Sherriff, Val Curran and Brianna saw Katikati win 15-0. Congratulations also to Ana and Gina for being selected into the Western Bay under 15 rep team.
Our First XV played Reporoa College at the weekend and had a good win 38-29.
We had two boys teams compete in the Division 2 competition, both teams had some wins and losses and the Katikati College teams played off for third and fourth place, with the third place getters going on to the BOP Secondary Schools final.
Our First XI Boys had a closely fought game against a strong Tauranga Boys side and lost 2-3.
AquinasThe future of athletics at Aquinas College looks strong indeed if the recent results of junior runners are an indication.
Year 7 and 8 students performed extremely well at the recent Bay of Plenty Secondary School and Middle School Multisport Event.
In the Junior Boys category Aquinas took home two of the top three placings thanks to efforts by James Sharp who finished first, and Liam McFall who came third.
Not to be outdone, the girls' also ensured they did their college proud. Dana Welton finished third in the Year 8 Girls' and Aquinas also achieved both first and third placings in the Year 7/8 Teams' Event. Those in the winning team were Caitlin Tavendale, Jennifer Hume, Taylah Stack and in third position Alex Dawick, Nikki Arn's and Courtney Tamblin.
Other promising Aquinas runners who have been achieving excellent results lately at events such as the North Island Secondary School Athletics competition, are Lili Crombie, Anneke Grogan and Alice McFall.
There have been many great results over a wide range of sports this week with Tauranga Girls College doing really well.
Karlee Ihei-Kiripa, Olivia Copeman and Taylah Findlay won the Manihera Memorial Cup for golf where they were the girl's winners of the interschool pennants trophy.
Although weather didn't help them much they still managed to push through and have a great 9 holes of golf.
The rugby team had a match against Tongariro where unfortunately we came out on the wrong side after having a tight battle, losing 44-40.
In weekly sports, our 1st XI football team beat Trident 4-0 with Kate Carlton having a great game.
The league one netball team had a big win against Katikati College with an end score of 69-16.
Irmak Thompson has made a huge achievement, being selected to compete in the New Zealand rock climbing team travelling to World Championships.
In the 2011 BOPSS multisport event, Jessie Banks won 1st place in the Senior Girls section.
- Zoe Wieringa
The Fusion 1st XI girls hockey team played against Aquinas College on Tuesday night. With our usual goalie away we were able to call upon Rebecca Scott from the 2nd XI. Rebecca made some brilliant saves in the first half and worked well with the two backs Innes Linton and Tiearere Stephens.
The score at half time was nil all. After the halftime talk the team came out with more determination which resulted in goal from a penalty corner by Annalise Harte. Aquinas struck back and scored.
The next goal scored was by Jade Beaver from great field play and we went one goal up. Aquinas again struck back with the game ending in a 2 all draw. Player of the match was awarded to both Shontelle Thomas and Lisa McMeikan who worked tirelessly throughout the whole game.
Tuesday night was the first competition game of the season and the team was up against Mount College 1st XI. The Mount team was a skilful and well drilled unit which produced wave after wave of attacks. At halftime, Te Puke was only 1-0 down due to good defensive work by all players and some great saves by Josh Reha in his first year as goalie. Te Puke had intermittent chances on attack but just lacked the ruthless finishing of the Mount team. Final score 4-0.
The EastPack senior A team got off to a rocky start to the season, losing to Bethlehem College and Tauranga Girls College in the first two rounds. However, Friday night's third round of Harbourside collegiate netball saw the team producing an excellent performance against Tauranga league 2, despite only having seven front-line players available, winning 40-34. Anahera Dinsdale was chosen as player of the day for a great game at wing defence, despite carrying an injury.
Bethlehem College has had a good week of sport in which the students competed across a wide range of disciplines. This week we highlight table tennis, multisport, hockey, badminton and netball.
In table tennis, Mark Wilson travelled to Darwin, Australia, to compete in the Arafura Games and Oceania Paralympics Championships. Mark was part of the New Zealand Paralympics team.
During the tournament, Mark won his first game at this high level and in so doing gained an official world ranking and is therefore eligible to compete in the table tennis world championships. Mark has hopes of representing New Zealand at the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Paralympics.
In multi-sport, Katie Smith has once again done well at the BOP secondary schools multi-sport challenge. The event fielded a very competitive field of athletes, with Kate taking out first place in the junior girls division.
In hockey, the season for both the girls and boys 1st XI is well under way. In the weekly Wednesday night games, both teams had a hard fought game. The boys gave up a 2-0 lead at half time, allowing the Tauranga Old Boys men's team to comeback to draw the game 2-2.
The girls had more success, however, with a good 4-0 win.
The Tauranga representative teams have also begun their season. In these teams we have a number of BC players. In the girls under 18 team, Hannah Marshall, Rose Keddell and Nikki Furmage have been selected.
Tiaan John plays for the under 18 boys team.
Bethlehem College sent their newly formed badminton team to compete in the BOP Secondary Schools Badminton Championships. The BC A Team, made up of Timothy See, Benjamin Robinson, Cameron Byrom and Sean Smith, came third in the first division. Our B Team of Vanapan Tanchareon, Joshua Pepper, Tristan Downs-Hetet and Michael Lewis competed in the 2nd division which they succeeded in winning. The girl's B team of Phoebe Cho, Claire Murray, MinJi Kim and Rachael Murray also did well coming second in their division. The boys and girls B teams both qualified for the regional finals, which will be held in Rotorua on the July 7.
Finally congratulations to three of our younger netball girls who have been selected for their age respective Harbourside netball representative teams.
These students are year 7, Laura Wyatt and year 8, Anna Wilkins and Emily Johnston. - Hannah Marshall and Matt Smalberger - Sports Captains
The boys 1st XV rugby were away last week in Whakatane and the team had a solid win 40-15 with some great running rugby and the team hitting some form as a unit.
The backs kept up a solid running game taking it to the big forward pack from Whakatane and the tries followed from this game plan.
The under 15 Mauao Boys had a convincing 62-0 win against Aquinas and the under 14s winning 72-0 against Bethlehem.
Both teams got valuable ball from the forwards, allowing the backs to capitalise on the possession to cross the score line.
MMC 1st, 2nds and under 15s are all playing Otumoetai this weekend and under 14s are away to Rotorua Boys.
The girls MMC1 Netball posted a 51-12 win against Aquinas with a great all round team performance with all players contributing to the score line.
Basketball is into its second week and the senior girls had a thriller against Otumoetai College winning by 1 point in the dying seconds of the game.
Both boys' hockey teams had wins and the girl's junior team had a close match winning 2-1 against TGC Juniors but the girls 1st X1 lost 1-0 to Aquinas.
Mountainbiker Danny Hart has had a great season to date winning the summer overall Tauranga MTB Club age group champ and the overall summer series champ for the club.
Danny has also been racing in the 12hr Cateye Moonride in a TGA team and backed it up in the Kaimai Classic helping his MMC team finish 2nd in secondary school division.