Our junior tennis students had the opportunity to play in the Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Tennis champs on Friday 9th November over at the Papamoa Tennis Club. We had seven students competing in the event with five finishing in top places in their grades. Hannah Walpole competed in the girls single division one grade and made it to the final against Whakatane High School’s Tara. Hannah went on and played extremely well to win the division one girls singles. In other results, division two girls Anna Kreiner 1st, division two doubles boys Kalis Simmonds and Finnlay Giles 3rd and division 2A boys singles Jonty Jenkins 1st. Congratulations to all these students, these are awesome results and we look forward to hearing your results over summer.

Beach Volleyball:

It was a spectacular day on Thursday 9th November for the Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Beach Volleyball Champs on Mount Maunganui Beach. We had 62 students competing in the event and had many teams place in their divisions. In division one girls Rose Akkerman and Larissa meads went through the day with some very quick games winning quite easily. The girls got through to the final, to play Tauranga Girls College, after beating Bethlehem College in their semi-final. Rose and Larissa were very relaxed and won many points through having a strong serve. The girls won the first set 15-3 and the second 15-9 to become the Bay of Plenty Champs. In division one boys Rhys Adie and Rhys Howard had some extremely close games throughout the day but made it into the semi-final, unfortunately going down and playing off for 3rd and 4th. The boys pulled through and managed to win their playoff game to finish 3rd. In the year nine girls (division two) we had three teams make the top four, Sasha Solomona and Caitlin Pringle, Sarah Latus and Hannah Walpole, Mya Scott and Christine Sinclair. These girls have all only played one beach tournament before at the start of the year, so finishing in the top four is an outstanding result. Sasha and Caitlin made the final against Tauranga Girls but finished up 2nd after a hard battled game.


Over the weekend the Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Volleyball finals were held at ASB Arena. The Junior A Boys played well throughout the competition finishing 5th overall, with the year 9 boys finishing 16th. In the girls the A girls finished 3rd, B girls 8th and the other teams finished 12th, 19th and 27th. The junior A girls made it to the semi-finals where they played Trident High School, unfortunately going down to them in a very good close three set game. After losing that semi-final they were playing Western Height High School in the 3rd and 4th playoff. The girls managed to move on well from the semi-final and win their game 25-9, 25-18. Good luck to all of our students that are heading to the North Island Championships in Auckland in a couple of weeks’ time, we wish you all, all the best.



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