Sports Report 26th February

Sports Report 26th February

Sports Report 26th February • Secondary | Sport News • Physical • Secondary • Bethlehem College

Sports Report 26th Feb


The Bethlehem College rowers had a very successful competition at the, Lake Karipiro, Aon Junior Regatta, over the weekend. They had some impressive results in the singles, doubles and quad races, with Roz Ahearn placing third in the singles A final race, Josiah Grimmer and Matthew Bartlett, also placing third, in the Doubles A final, and Lara Hindley, Mackenzie Perry, Roz Ahearn, Isabella Beale and Luc Lassale (as Cox) placing second in the Quads A final. Other impressive results are recorded as follows; Mackenzie Perry 4th and Matthew Bartlett 5th in singles A final, Roz Ahearn and Fleur Lassale 4th, in Doubles A final, along with Tom Jury and Jack Perkins in 6th, Lara Hindley and Mackenzie Perry in 6th and Kael Raja and Joel Cleary placing 8th in the doubles A final. Tom Jury, Levi Grimmer, Joel Cleary and Jack Perkins with Luc as cox also placed 4th in the Quads A final. Bethlehem college rose to the challenge, finishing strong after competing against 46 others schools and over 1000 talented athletes. 


Flynn Hutchinson and Matthew Dawson have been named in the Midland’s U18 Hockey Development Squad which is a significant achievement seeing they are still under 16. This squad has been selected from a wide geographical area including the Bay of Plenty, Rotorua area and Te Puke.


The Bay of Plenty Basketball representative teams have been announced recently and Bethlehem College has been well represented in the under 13 to under 17 categories. Congratulations to Hamen Singh, Sam Gregory, Jamie McArdle, Ian Pugh, Sol Clarke, Beau Miller, Lachlan McArdle, Nicki Baltes and Tarb Forlong for being named in these sides. A great result after your considerable hard work and effort, well done!


Bethlehem College, will progress to the next qualifying round of the Gillette Cup after winning the BOPCA Super Smash competition during February 2019.

The Gillette Cup (Secondary Schoolboys First XI Cup) is a long running New Zealand Cricket Schools competition that began in 1990. The Bay of Plenty Super Smash Twenty 20 competition, is an alternative pathway to the ND Gillette Cup playoffs, to be played 25th -28th March 2019 at Smallbone and Boord Parks in Rotorua.

Bethlehem College squared off with Mount Maunganui and Otumoetai Colleges along with Rotorua’s John Paul College, at Gordon Spratt Reserve in Papamoa on the 14th & 21st February 2019, to find the Bay of Plenty Super Smash winner.

After three rounds of qualifying play to find the two sides to contest the final, the organizers were sent scurrying for their calculators, with Bethlehem, John Paul and Mount Maunganui tied in first equal place with two wins apiece. After playoff calculations were confirmed, Bethlehem College and John Paul College secured a finals berth courtesy of superior run rates.

Bethlehem College batted first in the Bay of Plenty title decider and posted 107/9, with Trent Silcock top scoring with a hard fought 46. JPC bowler Harrison Hill took three wickets at a cost of 31 runs. Bethlehem College now progress to the ND Super Smash Finals