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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.

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