TPHS SPORTS REPORT
Te Puke teams do well at winter sports tournaments
Trevelyan’s Te Puke High School Hockey
Winter tournament update — Kate Trolove Cup (Stratford)
The TPHS Girls’ 1st XI had an excellent winter tournament in Taranaki, taking third place with a 2-1 win over Hauraki Plains College on Friday.
On the way they beat Kuranui College 4-1, 5 0 against Sacred Heart, lost 2-0 to Long Bay College and beat Tauranga Girls’ 3-0. They lost the semi final to Te Kura Kaupapa Ma¯ori o Ruamata from Rotorua in extra time before bouncing back to beat Hauraki Plains.
The team’s MVP was Malin Dankert. A huge thank you to Anna Pryde, Vicki Long, Jacque Millar-Russell and all the wonderful helpers and supporters.
Winter Tournament update — Olympic Sticks (Auckland)
TPHS Boys’ 1st XI Hockey team travelled to Auckland to compete in the Olympic Sticks Winter Tournament at Pakuranga.
They won their last game on Friday against Ormiston Senior College by shoot out to come seventh in the tournament. It was a great opening on Monday with a convincing 2-1 win against Howick College before losing a very tight game 3-2 against Cambridge High School on Tuesday.
The quality opposition kept coming and TPHS were unable to capitalise on their opportunities losing games on Wednesday and Thursday against Mount Roskill Grammar School and Long Bay College respectively.
This brought them through to Friday’s play-off.
Well done to the players, coaches, managers and supporters for a great week.
Tall Poppy Te Puke High School Football
Winter tournament update — Kathy Seaward Tournament
The TPHS Girls’ 1st XI football team headed to Western Springs for the Kathy Seaward Tournament. They finished up on Friday winning the Trevor Osten Memorial Trophy after beating Hastings Girls 2-1 in their final, Elle Wichmann scoring both goals.
They drew tournament favourites Botany Downs in the first game and but then built some excellent combinations and playing Taupo¯, Green Bay, Rutherford College and St. Dominics before their final on Friday.
A huge thank you to Sarah and Ben Brown, Nadia and George Pepperell and all the helpers and supporters of the team.
New World Te Puke High School Netball
Winter Tournament update — UNISS
It was a good week, with the girls having some tough games. TPHS Senior A made the top 8 in their grade, something not achieved for a few years.
The TPHS Girls’ were commended on their positive attitude and sportsmanship by the organisers, after a one-point loss in the game that would have seen them promoted up a grade. A real credit to the team and coach, Hana Douglas.
Thanks to everyone for all the support during the week and throughout the season.
Mitre 10 Te Puke High School Rugby Last week TPHS sent a 1st XV Development side to the Rugby by the Beach tournament at Pa¯pa¯moa College.
TPHS took third place in the tournament after beating a well drilled Katikati College side in the third and fourth playoff.
Coach Jax Reuben-Swinton was very impressed with all the new players to the team who stood up and showed they will be quality 1st XV players, which bodes well for a great 2019 season.
On Wednesday TPHS started strongly with a big win against Inglewood High School.
In the afternoon they played a good Katikati College side and found themselves 19-0 down at halftime.
They mounted an amazing comeback to draw level at 19-all and go into golden point. Te Puke scored to win the match 24 — 19.
On Thursday the lads ground out a good win against hosts Papamoa College in a very messy game which took them into the semi-final on Friday.
Losing out to Tauhara College in the semi put them into the third/fourth playoff game.
A huge thank you to all the amazing helpers and supporters and those who contributed and provided transport to and from the venue.
TE Puke High School Girls’ 1st XI football team won the Trevor Osten Trophy.