The Whitman-Hanson Panthers volleyball welcomed Plymouth South to their gym and played a strong match earning the victory 3 games to 1. The game scores were 25-18, 25-10, 23-25 and 25-11. In the first set the Panthers were led early by solid hitting and serving from Senior tri-captain Sophie O'Brien and great defense by Cathryn Johnson. The score went back and forth for much of the first set until setter Tori Perry stepped to the service line and scored 5 aces to give the Panthers a 24-17 lead. Plymouth South served out to give the Panthers the first set win. In the second set the Panthers were once again helped to victory by strong serving from Jordyn Keith and Amanda Anderson. The Panthers serving kept Plymouth South from getting into any rhythm on offense and was really the deciding factor in the entire match. The second set win was sealed by an ace from Devyn Smith. The third set was not a bright spot for the Panthers tonight as they really struggled to pass the ball accurately which led to lots of points being given away to Plymouth South. In the end Plymouth South was able to secure the third set victory thanks to their solid defense.
The Panthers decided that they had played around enough and dug into the fourth set to put themselves in a position to win the match. The Panthers got started early with kills from Lily Spicer and Halle Julian but the real story of the final set was the serving of Jordyn Keith. Keith stepped to the service line with the score at 11-5 and pushed the lead to 16-5 with 5 aces in a row and the Panthers never looked back. The night was capped with an ace by Tori Perry to secure the set and match victory. Leading the way for the Panthers tonight were Keith with 30 aces, O'Brien with 15 kills and 11 blocks and Julian with 9 kills and 8 blocks. The Panthers move to 4-5 on the season and host Duxbury on Friday.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The Whitman Hanson golf squad improved to 6-4 today as they defeated Quincy at Furnace Brook Golf Course, battling the elements, 246-280.
Senior captainLuke Tamulevich led all scorers with a 2 over par, 36, while sophomore Owen Manning continued his consistent play of late with a 3 over par, 37.
The team hosts Hanover tomorrow, where they hope to continue their quest for a berth in the state tournament. After today, the magic number for the team is 3, with 7 matches left to play.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country team (3-1) traveled to Duxbury Tuesday afternoon and lost to a talented and deep Dragon team 17-42. Duxbury took the top 3 spots to seal the win with Junior Andrew Newman (4th, 17:02), Senior Captain Bryce Pulkinen (7th, 17:11), Junior Captain Jack Ryan (9th, 17:20), and Lukas Moscoso (10th, 17:32) leading the way for the Panthers.
Whitman-Hanson Girls Cross Country (0-4) was edged by the Duxbury Dragons in Duxbury Tuesday afternoon 27-30. Junior Captain Nicole Norve (2nd, 20:10) and Senior Captain Olivia Morse (3rd, 20:55). Katie Cass of Duxbury was the overall winner in 19:40. Others running well for W-H in the close meet were Julia Cosgrave, Camryn Boyce and Victoria Carleton.
The Whitman-Hanson Golf team lost to Bridgewater-Raynham in the non-league contest held at Olde Scotland Links 223-253. The loss drops the Panthers' overall record to 5-4 on the season.
Senior Captains Luke Tamulevich and John Murphy led the charge for the visiting Panthers, both turning in 3 over par performances, while Junior JP Drier shot a respectable 6 over par, 42. The team was no match for the Trojans who shot 7 over par as a team!
Whitman-Hanson will hope for the rain to hold off tomorrow as they are scheduled to travel to Quincy.
Monday, September 26, 2016
> Whitman-Hanson traveled a short distance down route 27 for a match up with the Silver Lake Lakers. The Panthers of Whitman-Hanson were able to earn a well fought victory over the Lakers 3-0. The game scores were 27-25, 26-24 and 25-22. In the first set the Panthers were led by senior co-captain Sophie O'Brien who earned points for the team both from the service line and hitting out of the middle. The Panthers were able to get out to an early lead however errors in the Panthers defense allowed the Lakers to climb back into the game to take a lead at 18-23 over the Panthers. The Panthers hitters came to life to rally back into the set and were led by Amanda Anderson who hit for two key kills. Senior co-captain Jordyn Keith stepped to the service line and pulled the Panthers ahead only to see the Lakers pull back even at 25-25. Sophie O'Brien was able to get a key block to earn the set victory 27-25.
> In the second set the Panthers got out to an early lead again on the serving of O'Brien who got the Panthers out to a 6-1 lead. Devyn Smith also served tough and played solid defense to help keep the Lakers from getting their offense on track. Halle Julian led the team at the net in the second set with several key blocks and kills to push the Panthers to a victory in the 2nd set.
> In the third and deciding set the Panthers were once again led by their middle hitters and solid defense and serving from Keith. The set went back and forth with each team claiming the lead at different points. Anderson and O'Brien keyed the Panthers at the net with a key block and kill to set up Keith who got a service ace to push the set to game point at 24-21. On the very next play O'Brien sealed the victory with a big block at the net. Playing well for the Panthers tonight were Sophie O'Brien and Halle Julian with 13 kills a piece, Julian also added 9 blocks, Jordyn Keith with 22 digs and Tori Perry who had 25 assists. The Panthers move to 3-5 on the season and host Plymouth South on Wednesday.
The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team improved to 6-0-1 with a 5-0 shutout of Plymouth South. Lauren Bonavita led the way with 2 goals(1 assist) while Eve Montgomery, Anika Floeck and Zoe Cox each added single tallies. Betty Blake, Erin Wood, Olivia Johnson and Gabby Gately all turned in strong performances. Great team win.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team turned in an impressive performance with a 5-2 Patriot league victory over Silver Lake. The Panthers took a 2-0 first half lead on two Eve Montgomery strikes with assists from L:auren Bonavita and Taylor Kofton. The Panthers kept the pressure on taking a 4-0 lead when Bonavita finished off a Kofton pass and Erin Wood(first varsity goal) finished off a Kofton corner. Silver Lake answered with two of their own and then Sammi Smith hit a beautiful strike to make it 5-2. Elana Wood, Carly Alexopolus, Betty Blake and Katie Korzec were great in the victory.
Friday, September 23, 2016
The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played against the Hingham Harbormen in Whitman, MA. The Harbormen defeated the Panthers by a score of 5-0. Play on both ends of the field was equal throughout the game. The experience and skill of Hingham was the difference in the game, especially in the offensive zone. Hingham was able to capitalize when given the opportunity. The Panthers are back on action on Thursday next week when they travel to Plymouth South.
> The Whitman-Hanson Panthers hosted Pembroke and rallied to a 3-2 win. Game scores were 25-20, 20-25, 21-25, 25-18 and 17-15. Both teams played a great game and each point in the match was hard earned. The Panthers came out strong in the first set to grab an early lead and with strong play at the net by middles Halle Julian and Sophie O'Brien were able to earn the first set victory. In the second set the Panthers found themselves playing from behind as a result of their struggles in the passing game which allowed the Pembroke outside hitter to get into a rhythm that carried throughout the match. In the third and fourth sets both teams rallied back and forth with each team gaining the advantage at one point or another. Pembroke was able to take advantage of their tough serving to keep the Panthers out of their offense to earn the 4th set victory and force a 5th and deciding set. In the 5th set the Panthers got out to an early 8-1 lead in a race to 15 points. However, once the teams changed sides Pembroke was able to rally back and push the score to 14-14. Pembroke than pulled in front with strong play by the service line, but the Panthers pulled back even at 15-15 with a big block by Halle Julian. Whitman-Hanson served tough and got a free ball from Pembroke that led to a kill by Amanda Anderson. On the next play the Panthers were able to turn another free ball from Pembroke into a game winning kill by Halle Julian. Playing well for the Panthers tonight were middle hitters Halle Julian with 11 kills and 5 blocks and Sophie O'Brien with 10 kills and 4 blocks. Also, leading the way for the Panthers was setter Tori Perry with 29 assists and 2 aces and Jordyn Keith with 36 serve receives and 22 digs. This was a great game played by both teams and both teams should be proud of their play! Whitman-Hanson moves to 2-5 on the season and travels to Silver Lake on Monday.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
> The WH Panther golfers traveled to Duxbury Yacht Club to face off against the defending league champion Duxbury a dragons, where they were defeated 264-239. The loss is the third on the season for the Panthers, as their record is now 5-3.
> Sophomore Owen Manning was the low scorer for the team with a 6 over par 42, while senior captain John Murphy and Junior JP Drier each shot 7 over.
> The Panthers hope to bounce back next week - they have three matches that will test their capabilities as a team.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
> The Panthers hosted Plymouth North on Wednesday and battled hard but ultimately lost 3 sets to 2. Game scores were 25-6, 22-25, 21-25, 25-18 and 6-15. In the first set the Panthers started out strong with great serving from Giulia Ruzcasio who served for 7 aces in the set and 9 aces overall for the match. The Panthers were solid in their passing game which allowed their hitters to get going for the first time in a few matches. The Panthers were able to limit their mistakes and capitalize on the mistakes made by Plymouth North to take the first set. In the second and third sets the Panthers couldn't get out of their own way and despite some great plays the Panthers mistakes resulted in them losing both sets. The Panthers struggle to keep themselves at a high level when they start making errors and this really hurt them in tonight's match. One mistake led to another and then another. In the fourth set the Panthers were able to rally behind their middle hitters who pushed the team to a victory in the set with their hitting and heads up play at the net. In the deciding the Panthers stumbled from the beginning letting Plymouth North get a lead that never looked back from. Foolish mistakes and sloppy passing kept the Panthers from making a real comeback in the set resulting in the loss of the set and ultimately the match. Playing well for the Panthers tonight were Sophie O'Brien with 14 kills and 4 blocks; Halle Julian with 11 kills and 7 blocks; Tori Perry with 25 assists and 3 aces and Jordyn Keith with 30 successful serve receives and 45 digs. The Panthers move to 1-5 on the season and host Pembroke on Friday.
> The WH Golf Team bounced back from their close loss yesterday, defeating Plymouth South today at Ridder Farm Golf Club 219-253. The Panthers were firing on all cylinders today, as every score counted today was in the 30's.
> Senior Captain John Murphy shot his usual 1 over par, 35, but shared the spotlight with fellow senior Ryan Mastropietro, who tied with John as medalist on the day. Senior Matt Josselyn, along with juniors Matt Stanish and Anthony Palmacci, impressively shot 3 over par on the day. Sophomore Owen Manning, who turned in a 4 over par, 38, was the highest score counted for the squad. Senior captain Luke Tamulevich had a respectable 6 over par, while sophomore Ed Scriven made his Panther debut and carded a 9 over par performance.
> The league win today improved the club to 5-2 overall, and 4-2 in the league. The team's final score total was the lowest on the year, and the second lowest ever recorded. Hopefully today's solid play will help with their confidence tomorrow as they travel to Duxbury Yacht Club to take on the projected league champion Dragons.
The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played against the Duxbury Dragons today in Duxbury, MA. The Panthers had just played 24 hours before against the Silver Lake Lakers and played well in a 3-0 loss. Duxbury has had somewhat of a slow start to their season, the Dragon's regained their stride today. They controlled the game from start to finish. The Duxbury Dragon forwards peppered Panther Goalie, Molly McKinnon, with shot after shot. She was able to fend off most of Duxbury's furies. Duxbury jumped to a 3-0 lead by the end of the first half. The Panthers found their legs and pushed the Dragons back into their own zone far more than in the second half compared to their first. However, any type of resurgence from the Panthers was shut down by the Dragon Defense. The Dragons continued their offensive attack and added another 4 goals. The Panthers lose to the Dragons 7-0, the worst loss for the Panthers this season. The Referees noted a stellar performance by the Panther Goalie as she made over 20 saves.
Patriot League 0-4-0
> The WH Panthers teed up against the Silver Lake Lakers today at the Country Club of Halifax in a Patriot League contest. The Panthers gave a good fight, but came up 7 strokes shy of the victory, suffering their second loss on the season 249-242.
> All golfers battled aerated greens, but the Lakers made a few more key shots to walk away with the W. Sophomore Owen Manning led the Panthers with his low score, despite the difficult conditions, shooting a 4 over par, 40. Senior captain Luke Tamulevich wasn't far behind with his 5 over par performance, but it wasn't enough.
> The close match leaves the Panthers with a 4-2 record overall, and 3-2 in the league. They play host to Plymouth South tomorrow where they hope to get back on the winning side, and travel to the dreaded Duxbury Yacht Club on Thursday.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country team (3-0), behind the strong running of SR Captain Bryce Pulkinen (2nd overall; 17:33), JR Andrew Newman (3rd, 17:35), SR Captain Lukas Moscoso (5th, 17:56) and JR Captain Jack Ryan (6th) 18:04) downed Plymouth North 25-31 on W-H's 5K course Tuesday afternoon. Plymouth North's Nick McNamee was the overall winner in 17:00 with teammates Hunter Clark (4th, 17:50) and Patrick Woomer (7th, 18:08) posting strong finishes.
An outstanding Plymouth North team defeated Whitman-Hanson (0-3) on the Panthers home course Tuesday afternoon 16-47. PN standouts Sam Curtin (1st overall, 19:57) and Katie Fisher (2nd, 20:39) led the way for Plymouth North. Whitman-Hanson's top finisher was JR Captain Nicole Norve who finished 5th in 22:21.
Taylor Kofton led the way with 2 goals and an assist as Whitman Hanson defeated Pembroke 4-0. Lauren Bonavita and Eve Montgomery each added solo tallies for the Panthers. Carly Alexopoulus, Sammi Smith, Erin Wood and Elana Wood all turned in solid performances for Whitman Hanson.
The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played today's against the Silver Lake Lakers in Whitman. The Lakers jumped in front of the Panthers with a goal within the first 2 minutes of the game making 1-0. The Lakers continued to apply offensive pressure throughout the first half. Just before halftime, the Lakers added 2 more goals making the score 3-0. With a strong defensive effort and sustained drives into the offensive zone, the second half seemed to favor the Panthers. However, Whitman-Hanson was unable to capitalize on their resurgence as the Lakers goalie was impressive in net. The final score was 3-0 Lakers get the win. The Panthers are back in action against Duxbury tomorrow in Duxbury.
Monday, September 19, 2016
> The Whitman-Hanson Panthers travelled to Rockland and played a tough match but could not overcame their struggles in serve receive to earn a victory. The game scores were 19-25, 18-25 and 21-25. The Panthers were once again hampered by difficulty in their passing game and as a result their hitters were never able to get anything going. Both teams played back forth throughout the match with each team taking leads and giving up leads, but in the end of each set Rockland was able to out serve the Panthers to earn the victory. Playing well tonight for the Panthers were Cathryn Johnson, Jordyn Keith who both played well defensively in the back row and Giulia Ruzcasio who helped keep the Panthers in the match with her tough serving. The Panthers move to 1-4 on the season and their next match is a home game against Plymouth North on Wednesday.
Friday, September 16, 2016
> Whitman-Hanson 35 Pembroke 13
> Brendan Frawley ran for 103 yards and 41 receiving with 3 touchdowns:
> Ethan Phelps ha 18 rushes for 81 yards and was 10 for 18 passing for 146 yards 1 touchdown pass and ran for 2.
> Dan Bean had 11 tackles and Bobby McCormack had nine has the defense stood tall once again for 4 quarters.
> Score by quarter
> WH 7 7 6 15
> Pem 7 0 0 6
> 1st W Brendan Frawley 63 yards (Jake O'Brien kick)
> P Bobby Brooke's (Brendan McGloughlin kick)
> 2nd W Ethan Phelps (O'Brien Kick)
> 3rd W Frawley 2 yards (kick blocked)
> 4th W Phelps to Frawley 46 yards (O'Brien Kick)
> P Joe Benting 30 yards from Jack Kelley
> WH Phelps 45 yards (Phelps to Jason Bosse Good)
> The Whitman-Hanson Panthers hosted Hingham tonight and lost a lopsided match 3 games to none. The game scores were 15-25, 12-25 and 8-25. The Panthers struggled in all phases of the game and could not keep up with the hitting and defense of Hingham. Whitman-Hanson started the match with strong serving from Amanda Anderson and Tori Perry but it wasn't enough to overcome the sloppy play of the Panthers defense. Once Hingham starting having success in their hitting game they never looked back to earn the match victory. The Panthers move to 1-3 on the season and travel to Rockland on Monday.
The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team defeated Plymouth North 6-0 in a Patriot league match up. Taylor Robertson finished off a header from a Sammi Smith cross to give WH the early 1-0 lead. Despite numerous chances Whitman Hanson could only muster the 1 goal in the first half. In the second half the Panthers came out firing on all cylinders and paced by Eve Montgomery's two second goals blew the game open. Lauren Bonavita, Taylor Kofton and Freshman Zoe Cox(1st varsity goal) rounded out the scoring. Smith, Betty Blake, Carly Alexopolus, Elana Wood and Gabby Gately helped goalkeepers Skylur Kuzmich and Katie Amado earn the shutout.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
The Whitman Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played against Plymouth North at home on Thursday. In the first half, Plymouth North pulled ahead by a score 1-0. In the second half, Plymouth North dominated the ball up until the 15 minute mark and scored another two goals making the game 3-0. After a Panther time out, Whitman-Hanson scored a goal that was disallowed as a result of a penalty corner. Whitman-Hanson remained resilient. Senior Jessie Gadreau scored first goal and the score was 3-1. Plymouth North cancelled any remaining Panther offensive threats and won the game 3-1.
League Record 0-2-0
Non-League Record 0-0-1
> The Whitman-Hanson Golf team is on a roll. They earned their third consecutive win and fourth overall win on the season today to improve to 4-1, 3-1 in the league. The victory over the Pembroke Titans wasn't easy, as they squeaked by 233-240 at Ridder Farm Golf Club.
> Senior captains John Murphy and Luke Tamulevich were again the tag team to beat, tying for medalist, each carding even par scores. Their dominant play thus far has helped catapult the team to their early success. "It's rare to have a solid 1-2 combo on a team who can consistently be relied on to play well. Both these guys have worked so hard on to get to where they are today and it's benefitting everyone on the team," said Head Coach Brian Dempsey after today's win.
> Junior Matt Stanish earned a bit of the spotlight as well, shooting a 5 over par, 39, which helped solidify the win in the close match.
> Though the Panthers are optimistic about their recent play, they have a busy week ahead of them with four matches, and three of them on the road.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
> The WH Panther golf squad defeated league opponent Plymouth North today at Ridder Farm Golf Club for their third win on the season, 223-262. The team total is their lowest thus far on the season, and puts them in good shape to hopefully earn another win tomorrow against visiting Pembroke.
> The medalist on the day was senior captain Luke Tamulevich, who tied his lowest round ever with an impressive 2 under par, 32. Fellow captain and playing partner John Murphy also had a lot to celebrate today, as he not only turned 18, but had a solid even par performance. Happy birthday, Murph!
> The surprise of the season continues to be Junior Anthony Palmacci as he continues to play consistent, competitive golf; he carded a 2 over par, 36 today. Finally senior Matt Josselyn helped add to today's success with his 5 over par outing.
> The Panthers are 3-1 overall and 2-1 in the league. They will host the Pembroke Titans tomorrow to end this week. Good luck!
The Whitman Hanson Panthers travelled to North Quincy for a tough league match up and lost 3-0. Game scores were 15-25, 15-25 and 17-25. The Panthers played tough but were unable to counter the attacking game of North Quincy. North Quincy capitalized on early passing struggles by Whitman-Hanson and never really looked back. The Panthers struggled to get into their offense in match due poor passing and aggresive play by North Quincy. Playing well for the Panthers tonight was Jordyn Keith with 30 serve receives and Sophie O'Brien with 6 kills. The Panthers move to 1-2 on the season and host Hingham on Friday.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
> The Whitman-Hanson boys soccer team (1-1league) lost a tough game 5-0 to Hingham. Hingham dominated the match and the Panthers couldn't find a constant flow to the game. Senior goalkeeper Conor Keane played fantastic in net saving 28 shots.
The Whitman-Hanson Girls (0-2) fell to Hanover on its 5K course 28-27 Tuesday in a tight Patriot League meet. Whitman-Hanson placed the top 2 finishers with Junior Captain Nicole Norve (21:34) and Senior Captain Olivia Morse (21:58.) But Hanover took the next 4 spots to seal the victory behind Niamh Kenney (22:03), Alyssa Nee (22:13), Erin Flynn (22:42) and Jordanna Laprise (22:52.)
The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played against the Pembroke Titans today in Whitman, MA. The Titans went up early in the first half, but the Panthers answered back with a goal from a defensive player, Ashley Memmolo. The Titans broke the tie half way through the second half. The Panthers pressured the Titan's net for the the remainder of the game, but were unable to capitalize in their efforts. The Panthers play against Plymouth North at home this Thursday.
Monday, September 12, 2016
The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team battled to a 3-3 tie with Hingham. Hingham came out firing in the first half and quickly jumped to a 2-0 lead. Whitman hanson continued to fight but could not break through and Hingham took a 2-0 lead into halftime. The second half saw Whitman Hanson come out with renewed energy and Eve Montgomery cut the lead in half with a feed from Taylor Kofton. A few minutes later Olivia Reed tied the score at 2 when she sent a cross that deflected off a defender. Hingham answered back to make it 3-2 before Montgomery scored her second goal off a through ball from Kofton. Both teams had chances until the final minutes but were unable to score. Whitman Hanson improves to 2-0-1 and Hingham moves to 1-0-1
> The Whitman-Hanson Panthers hosted Middleboro on Monday night and earned a solid victory defeating the Sachems 3-0. The game scores were 25-13, 27-25 and 25-20. Whitman-Hanson allowed the Sachems to get early leads in each of the sets but thanks to solid serving from Tori Perry (8 aces), Jordyn Keith (9 aces) and Amanda Anderson (8 aces) the Panthers were able to claw themselves back into each of the sets. The Panthers weren't able to get very much going in their attack because of challenges in their passing game but were able to capitalize on the hitting chances they had. Leading the Panther attack for the second game this season was Halle Julian who led the team with 11 kills and 7 blocks. Tri-Captain Jordyn Keith also played well at the Libero position getting 11 digs and 18 successful serve receives. The Panthers move to 1-1 on the season and travel to North Quincy on Wednesday.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Friday, September 9, 2016
> Whitman-Hanson 23- Plymouth South 6
> Lead by defense Whitman-Hanson forced 5 turnovers on the night with three shutout quarters.
> Offensively the Panthers were led by sophomores Quarterback Ethan Phelps and running back Brendan Frawley.
> Phelps was 10-20 252 yards and one touchdown and rushed 10 times for 138 1 TD
> Frawley: 15 carries for 58 yards and 5 receptions for 138 yards. 1 TD
> Senior Ryan Kennedy 3 receptions for 93 yards and 1 TD
> Senior Captain Anilton Corriea had 10 tackles
> WH 1-0
> Next up Pembroke
> Score by quarter
> 1st South Connor Holbrook 32 Yard from Alex Cullan (no Good)
> 2nd WH Kennedy from Phelps 34 Yards (Jake O'Brien Kick
> WH O'Brien 22 yard FG
> 3rd WH Phelps 28 yards (O'Brien Kick)
> 4th Frawley 3 yards (O'Brien Kick)
The match took place off the back 9 of the course, which is a true par 36. Despite the more challenging layout, senior captain John Murphy rose to the challenge once again as medalist of the match shooting an impressive 1 over par, 37. Fellow captain Luke Tamulevich wasn't far behind with his 3 over par performance to help solidify the win. Junior Anthony Palmacci continued his solid play this season, as he carded a 4 over par, 40.
The Panthers have a light week ahead of them with only two matches on Wednesday and Thursday, but are glad to have the start of the week to practice and hone their skills.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
> The Panthers Golf Squad dropped a close match to the powerhouse Hingham Harbormen today at Ridder, 227-215. The loss drops the team to an even 1-1 record.
> Hingham Junior Richard Miller made it near impossible for the Harbormen to lose, as he shot an unbelievable 5 under par, 29! Despite his incredible play, the Panthers fought hard and gave it their best. Sophomore Owen Manning was the low man today for the Panthers with a 2 over par, 36. Senior captain Luke Tamulevich and junior Anthony Palmacci both played to impress, each shooting 3 over par, 37. Junior Ryan Sawtelle helped cut the deficit with his 4 over par performance, and senior captain John Murphy continued his consistent solid play shooting a 5 over par, 39.
> The team hopes to offset this match and get back on the winning side tomorrow as they play host to East Bridgewater in a non-league match.
The Panthers (1-0) traveled to Merrymount Park in Quincy to take on Quincy/North Quincy in Cross Country Tuesday afternoon. In the Boys race, Q/NQ's Jimmy Cannon placed first with a time of 14:04 over the 2.5 mile course. Whitman-Hanson then placed the next six runners for the win, 20-40. Junior Andrew Newman was Whitman Hanson's top finisher in 14:12 to take second place. He was followed by Senior Captain Lukas Moscoso (14:25), Junior Captain Jack Ryan (14:31), Senior Captain Bryce Pulkinen (14:52) and Juniors Alex Uva (15:56) and Cam Wilson (16:09.)
The Whitman-Hanson Girls (0-1) dropped a close one in losing to Quincy/North Quincy 25-30. Abbie Murphy finished in 17:32 for the win for Quincy/North Quincy. Whitman-Hanson Senior Captain Olivia Morse placed 2nd overall in 17:40. Quincy/North Quincy took 3rd and 4th to seal the victory. Other W-H standouts were Juniors Lillian Perkins (18:49) and Julia Cosgrave (18:52.)
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
The Whitman Hanson Regional High School Panthers hosted Ursuline Academy for their first game of the season this past Wednesday Night in Whitman, MA. The Panthers went up 1-0 at before the end of the first half with a goal from senior forward, Mikayla White. The Panthers were holding on attempting to hold on to the 1-0 victory almost entirely through the second half until Ursuline Academy scored with 8 seconds left in the game. The two teams battle to a 1-1 tie. The Panthers obtained their first Varsity tie and point in over 30 years. The Panthers are back in action on Tuesday at home against Pembroke.
> Whitman-Hanson Volleyball hosted Bridgewater-Raynham on Wednesday and despite solid play all around lost the match 3-1. The game scores were 23-25, 25-27, 25-17 and 16-25. The Panthers had a hard time getting going as they worked to integrate 4 new starters for the varsity team. It took some time to shake of the first game jitters but the Panthers were able to play smart aggressive volleyball throughout the match that helped keep all of the sets within striking distance. In the 4th and deciding set the Panthers weren't able to overcome early serve receive mistakes despite bring the game back to within a few points. Bridgewater was able to use solid serving to keep the Whitman-Hanson hitters from getting going to finish out the 4th set and the match.
> The Panthers were led tonight by Jordyn Keith whose passing out of the Libero position allowed the teams hitters to attack the ball. Jordyn finished the game with 32 serve receives and 23 digs. Also playing well for the Panthers was Halle Julian who led the team with 10 kills and 10 blocks. The Panthers are 0-1 and host Middleboro on Monday.
> The Whitman-Hanson Panthers Golf Team traveled to President's Golf Course in North Quincy today to take on the Red Raiders in their season opener. The team this year is fairly inexperienced, as they graduated several starting seniors last year; however, they all played today like seasoned veterans, earning their first victory of the season, winning 237-265 in the league match.
> The low score on the day came from senior captain John Murphy, who shot a 2 over par, 36. Seniors Matt Josselyn and Luke Tamulevich also played well, each shooting a 38 and 39, respectively. Lastly, Junior JP Drier made his debut today, with an impressive 6 over par performance.
> Though proud of their efforts today, they need to stay focused, as they host Hingham, a perennial top contender for the league, tomorrow at Ridder Farm Golf Club.