TE PUKE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REPORT
Congratulations to Te Puke High School Boys’ 1st XI who beat Whakatāne High School on Saturday to be crowned Division 1 champions.
The team started this year in Division 2 and made short work of their opposition, posting some big scores. They were moved up to Division 1 and have worked away diligently, climbing through the league.
Saturday’s game was excellent and a very fair contest, and both teams should be commended for the spirit in which the match was played.
Whakatāne were a skilful team, however Te Puke played well as a team and overcame them to win the match 2-1.
All the Te Puke players played well and this game meant a lot to them.
Some notable mentions are consistent playmaker Sebastian Vallespir who scored the two goals for Te Puke and was awarded player of the day.
He was assisted for both goals by Ronan Wotten, who has had a very strong season for Te Puke. William Veale saved a penalty and continues to impress.
Russell Dickson had his best game of the season and has shown much improvement throughout.
The team is: Lochie Barton, Sebastian Vallespir, William Veale, Declan Black, Jackson Butler, Russell Dickson, Levi Horton, Jed Melton, Aaron Palmer, Nathan Ramsay, PJ Reihana-Taratoa, Ronan Wotten, Jonah Davies, Arashdip Singh, Jackson Smith.
The coaches, who also deserve credit, are Alvaro Vallespir and Eric Black, as do parents and other helpers.
Tall Poppy Te Puke High School Football results:
TPHS Girls’ 1st XI played Trident High School.
It was an open game with lots of action, but Trident were too strong and took the match. There was some impressive interlink play by the Te Puke girls, who are building new combinations heading into winter tournament.
TPHS Junior Girls lost to Trident High School.
TPHS Junior Boys played Tauranga City Wolves in a good, tight game in blustery conditions. With the teams level at one goal each at halftime, Te Puke scored twice after the break through player of the day Dale Horton.
Trevelyan’s Te Puke High School Hockey
Three of the teams played off in semi-finals during the week, with the Boys’ 1st XI winning through to the Division 1 final against Tauranga Boys’ College Orange. TPHS Boys’ 1st XI 6 Papamoa College 1st XI 0; TPHS Girls’ 1st XI 2 Otumoetai College Junior A 3. TPHS Boys’ 2nd XI 0 Mount Maunganui College 1st XI 3. TPHS Girls’ 2nd XI — bye.
New World Te Puke High School Netball
Te Puke High School had the Cornwall Hill Netball players from South Africa visit last week.
TPHS Junior A 30 Cornwall Hill Jnr 20. TPHS Senior A 45 Cornwall Hill under 16/17 8.
A big thank you to Te Puke High netballers Eden Kelly, Mariah Rowbotham, Manaia Peina, Macey Riddell, Molly McKeown and Te Ata Hassan who umpired at the Mount Cluster Winter Netball tournament on Friday.
EastPack Te Puke High School Basketball
TPHS Senior Boys’ Navy 41 TBC Senior Blue 30, TPHS Senior Boys’ Maroon 52 TBC Senior C 62; TPHS Senior Boys’ Maroon 53 KKC Senior Boys’ A 60; TPHS Junior Girls’ A 54 Otumoetai College Junior A 65; TPHS Junior Boys’ A lost to TKK Tama.
Players of the Day
Some of the Tony’s Kebabs and Authentic Turkish Food Players of the Day this week were: Dale Horton, Sebastian Vallespir.
Sebastian Vallespir scored both Te Puke High School’s goals in the 2-1 win over Whakatane High School.