Thursday, November 24, 2016

Football Rallies on Thanksgiving

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> WH 29 Abington
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> With 1:29 left Ethan Phelps scored and Mike Connors ran in the 2 point conversion. Marquis Williams Breese picked off the pass to sell the Panthers Victory
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> Ethan Phelps had 25 carries for 201 yards and was 8-17 140 yards passing 1 TD and ran for 3 touchdowns.
> As a team WH ran for 287 yards.
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> Marquis Williams Breese and Jacob Nixon had interceptions and Mike Connors had 13 tackles.
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> WH 7-4
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> WH 0 0 14 15
> Abington 7 14 7 0
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> 1st Abington Jack Maquire to Will Curtain 78 yards(kick good)
> 2nd Ab Justin Kelliher 2 yard run(kick good)
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> 3rd WH Ethan Phelps to Jason Bosse 2 yards (Jake O'Brien Kick)
> WH Phelps 7 yards (O'Brien Kick)
> AB Maquire to Mark Kilmeinn55 yards (kick good)
> 4th Phelps 4 yard run (O'Brien Kick)
> Phelps 2 yard run (Mike Connors run)

Monday, November 21, 2016

Winter Athletic Try-Out Information

W-H Hockey
November 28th During School or prior to tryouts at Rockland Rink pick up your # for tryouts
(Your pullover needs to be on for the entire tryout process, no exceptions)
11/28         (Rockland) 2:20-3:10  / 4 – 5 p.m. weight room  (all players)
11/29         (Bavis)        2:20-3:10  /4 – 5 p.m. weight room ( all players)
11/29 List Posted at the conclusion of practice for remainder of week
11/30 Group A: 2-2:45 weight room      Group B: 2:20-3:10 (Rockland)
12/1 Group A: 2:20 – 3:10  (Rockland)  Group B: 2:00 p.m. Room 327
12/2 Group A: 2:20-3:10 (Bavis)  (Varsity team announced)
12/3 Varsity: Room 329 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
12/4 Varsity Jamboree Game at Marlboro
WH v. Danvers 4 p.m.  (bus leaves at 1 p.m. from H.S.)

J.V. Game Whitman-Hanson v. Weymouth 3:45 p.m. @ Bog

Girls Ice Hockey
Monday
5am practice at Bog
2:30pm off ice training with Russ

Tuesday
8pm meeting at Hobomock
9pm practice

Wednesday
2:30 off ice training with Russ

Thursday
3:20 practice in Rockland

Friday
5Am practice at The Bog.



Boys Indoor Track

Monday: Team Meeting 2:30 in the locker room, practice 3:4:30

Tuesday-Friday: Warm ups will begin at 2:40 on the track with Coach Schlicting and George for Runners, Throwers will begin in the weight room at 2:15 Practice will run 3-4:30


Please dress for the weather as we will be outside.

Girls Indoor Track
Monday through Friday, on the track at 2:20, weather permitting.  If practice will be held indoors an announcement can be made.

Girls Basketball
*Freshman- wear a white shirt w/ name on the back
Monday 11/28
Freshman              3:00-4:30 
Grades 10-12        4:30-6:45
Tuesday 11/29
Freshman              3:00-4:30 (final cuts after try-out)
Grades 10-12        4:30-6:45
Wednesday 11/30
Freshman              1:50-3:15     *first practice
Grades 10-12        3:30-5:45    (first cuts after try-outs if
                                                        necessary)
Make sure you had a parent sign you up on www.whathletics.com. You must be on the list to try-out. You also have to have an up-to-date physical on file AND a current impact test. If not, you CAN NOT try out.


Boys Basketball Tryouts
Monday 11/28, Tuesday 11/29 and Wednesday 11/30
Grade 9                                1:50pm-3:45pm
Grade 10                              3:30-5:30pm (meet on walking track)
Grades 11/12                     5:10pm (meet on walking track)
Varsity will send some juniors to JV tryouts on 11/29 and make final cuts on 11/30.  JV and freshmen will make first cuts on 11/30
Thursday 12/1
Grade 9                                1:50pm-3:30pm
Varsity                                  3:15-6pm (dinner to follow practice – Goals/Commitment meeting)
JV                                           6-8pm
Friday 12/2
Grade 9                                  1:50pm-3:45pm
JV                                           3:30pm-5:30pm
Varsity                                  5:15pm

All freshmen should wear a white T Shirt with their name either written on the back or taped to the back.
·         Do not come to tryouts if your name is not on the list posted outside of the TV Studio.  If your name is not on that list, it means your parents did not fill out the online permission slip.  Please ask them to go to www.whathletics.com and fill it out.  DO NOT COME IF YOUR NAME IS NOT ON THE LIST.  Also DO NOT COME  if you see a red box under the physical column or a green box under the impact test.  The red box means your physical has expired.  Bring us an up to date copy BEFORE tryouts day.  The green box means your impact test has expired or we don’t have one.   Stay after in room 159 and take it BEFORE tryout day.

Girls Gymnastics
Monday 11/28 7:30-9
Tuesday 11/29 6:45-8:45
at GMC 300 Oak Street Pembroke

Wrestling
Wrestling practice will begin at 4:00pm until 6:00pm Monday-Friday this week with practice on Saturday 1:30-4:00pm.


Please bring Wrestling shoes and running shoes to practice.

Winter Cheer
2-4pm December 5th and 6th.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

XC/Track Alumni Race

The 1st Annual Alumni XC Race will be held next Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10:30 am at WHRHS on the 5K XC home course. All alumni, community members, family and friends are invited to attend. Click here to register  

Registration is $20 and will begin at 9:30 am. T-shirts will be sold for $15 while supplies last. All proceeds will benefit the WHRHS XC & Track programs. Our first item we are funding is a tent for meets.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Panthers Roar Past Rockland

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> Ethan Phelps 25 carries for 120 yards 4 touchdowns and 11-17 passing for 125 yards. Dylan Leighton had a 5 yard touchdown and Rian Schwede had 5 catches 82 yards and a touchdown. Jake O'Brien was 5-5 on PAT's
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Whitman Hanson Girls soccer Advances




The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team advanced in the Division 1 south sectional tournament with a 2-0 quarterfinal win over Needham. Whitman Hanson applied pressure from the opening whistle but could not put the ball by the Needham keeper. The Panther defense of Sammi Smith, Elana Wood, Carly Alexopoulos, and Olivia Reed kept Needham offense at bay for the first half as they entered the half 0-0. The Panthers continued to attack the Needham goal and finally broke through when Lauren Bonavita headed home a Taylor Robertson cross. 15 minutes later Bonavita found the back of the net again when she finished off a Taylor Kofton cross. Katie Korzec, Taylor Kofton, Taylor Robertson, and Eve Montgomery all turned in outstanding performances for the Panthers. The Panthers outshot Needham 13-4 and goalkeeper Skylar Kuzmich made 4 saves in goal for the shutout.

 


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Whitman Hanson Girls soccer



 

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team advances in the Division 1 south sectional tournament with a 2-0 win over Weymouth. Whitman Hanson applied tremendous pressure, 11 shots on goal, for the entire first half but could not find the back of the net until 1 minute remaining in the half. Taylor Kofton took a Lauren Bonavita pass and fired it into the back of the net. The second half saw Whitman Hanson with countless opportunities and finally scoring the second goal when A Gabby Gately shot deflected off the Weymouth keeper and Betty Blake was there to fire home the shot. Weymouth created some chances down the stretch only to be turned aside by Panther goalkeeper Skylar Kuzmich(6 saves). The Whitman Hanson defense of Sammi Smith, Carly Alexopoulos, Olivia Reed, Elana Wood and Katie Korzec were strong all night long. Eve Montgomery and Gabby Gately also turned in strong performances.

 


Friday, November 4, 2016

Panthers Sail to Victory

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> Whitman-Hanson: Mike Connors 14 carries for 120 yards and 4 touchdowns, Ethan Phelps 22 carries for 107 yards 9 for 13 passing 114 yards and a two point conversion. Jake O'Brien was 3 for 3 on PAT's and a 21 yard field goal. The panthers had 383 yards of total offense
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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Whitman-Hanson Volleyball defeated by Oliver Ames 3-1

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> The Whitman-Hanson Panthers hosted Oliver Ames for the first round of the playoffs and despite some great play weren't able to earn the victory tonight. Game scores were 25-23, 20-25, 19-25 and 22-25. The story of the match tonight was the tough serves and attack of Oliver Ames. Both teams played a great match but the Panthers weren't able to get kills in key moments and allowed the Oliver Ames attack to get rolling. The Panthers should be proud of how hard they played tonight despite the loss. Playing well for the Panthers tonight were Sophie O'Brien with 13 kills and 4 blocks, Lily Spicer with 4 kills and 2 blocks and Halle Julian with 8 kills and 8 blocks. The Panthers thank their seniors for an amazing season!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Pre Season Winter Meetings

* Boys Ice Hockey - Tuesday 11/1 in room 329 at 1;50pm
* Boys Basketball - Tuesday 11/1 in room 159 at 1:50pm
*Wrestling - Tuesday 11/1 in cafeteria at 1:50pm
*Boys and Girls track Tuesday 11/1 in PAC at 1;50pm
* Girls Basketball - Wednesday 11/2 on room 312 at 2pm
*Girls Swimming - Wednesday 11/2 in room 168 at 2pm
Girls Ice hockey - Wednesday 11/2 in room 159 at 1:50pm
Cheerleading - Tuesday 11/15 in back gym at 1:50pm

Monday, October 31, 2016

Volleyball punches Post season ticket

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Update from WH Athletics

The first term of the school year is coming to a close and student-athletes are reminded that in order to remain eligible for the fall athletic season and to be able to participate in the winter season, you must pass 5 full credit classes.  Staying after for extra help or to make up work is always allowed and coaches will admit you to practice late without penalty as long as you bring a note.  Academics MUST be your top priority as we have no flexibility on this rule as it is mandated by the MIAA. 

This is such an exciting time of year with teams celebrating their seniors with recognition nights while at the same time battling for post season contention.  Things are always changing so technology is the best way to stay on top on what is going on.  Download the MIAA app by going to the APP store and searching MIAA. Once you download it, simply favorite Whitman-Hanson and then favorite whatever teams you want to follow.  You can turn on notifications and get alerts when a score or recap is posted as well as any scheduling changes.  You should also follow us on  twitter @whathletics and check out our website at www.whathletics.com .

By the way,  signup meetings for winter sports take place this week.  Student-athletes should check out the website for all the times and locations.

Here is the latest update:

1)      We couldn’t be more proud of the Boys Cross Country team who saved their best performance for the final meet of the season – the Patriot League Championship Meet.  The Panthers edged second place Duxbury over the 5K course by only 2 points to win the title!  The team's scorers were outstanding on the way to beating favorites Plymouth North and Hingham as well.  Junior Captain Jack Ryan placed 4th overall in a time of 17:23 over the wet and muddy terrain to lead W-H.  Whitman-Hanson had its other top finishers finish in the top 20.  SR Captains Lukas Moscoso (10th, 17:42) and Bryce Pulkinen (16th, 17:49) ran extremely well in their final Patriot League meet.  Juniors Andrew Newman (15th, 17:45) and Cam Wilson (19th, 17:55) will be counted on, along with Jack Ryan to defend W-H's title in 2017.
Following the meet Ryan, Moscoso, Newman and Pulkinen were named to the Patriot League's Keenan Division All Star team.
2)      The girls also had a strong performance.  The Panthers were only beaten by ranked teams Pembroke and North Plymouth on its way to a third place finish at the Patriot League Championship Meet.  As they have done all season Captains Nicole Norve (6th, 20:08) and Olivia Morse (18th, 21:21) led the way.  Julia Cosgrave (34th, 22:17), Camryn Boyce (42nd, 22:54) and Maeve Rooney (44th, 22:56) closed out the scoring.
The Lady Panthers also had several team members selected for the Keenan Division All Star Team.  Nicole Norve, Olivia Morse and Julia Cosgrave were named to the 15 member squad.
3)      The football team ran into a tough challenge Friday night in the first round of the sectional playoffs losing on the road to North Attleboro, 33-8.  The Panthers were hanging tough trailing by only 2 scores before 3rd seeded North Attleboro exploded for two touchdowns in the final 1:15 of the first half, including a 25 yard TD as time expired to put a lock on the game.  Quarterback Ethan Phelps hit Ryan Kennedy on a 31 yard touchdown to account for the WH score.  With the loss, the Panthers are eliminated from the playoffs but will still play 2 consolation round games before hosting Abington on Thanksgiving.  Whitman-Hanson will travel to Scituate Friday night (11/4) for a 7pm game and then host Rockland on Friday 11/11.
4)      Our cheerleaders turned in a spectacular performance at the Braintree Invitational to win the championship and get them ready for the Patriot League championships a week from today, 11/6 at 3pm here at Whitman-Hanson.
5)      The field hockey team wrapped up its second varsity season (third overall) since returning from a 30 year hiatus and wow what a day.  Senior Kristen Arthur picked a fine time for her first two goals to lead the Panthers to their first win since the 1980’s, a 3-1 win at East Bridgewater.  Senior Mikayla White also scored in the win.  The team finished the year with 1 win and 4 ties and gained a lot of respect around the league with how much progress they have made under the direction of head coach Todd Humphrey.  For their efforts, they were awarded the sportsmanship award by the league.
6)      The Whitman Hanson Panthers traveled to Easton Country Club today to compete in the Division II State Tournament Qualifying Round. The team sent six players to represent the team - John Murphy, Luke Tamulevich, Owen Manning, Matt Josselyn, JP Drier, and Nick Duffy. 
The team played well, defeating three of their fellow Patriot League opponents (Scituate, Pembroke, and Silver Lake) with a team score of 326. Individually, Murphy shot 77, Luke Shot 78, Drier shot 85, and Josselyn, Manning, and Duffy each shot an 86. Each player resented their school and team well with their individual play, but none as much as senior captain John Murphy, whose 77 tied for 9th place out of the 91 golf participants, which earned him a spot in the Division II State Finals to be held on Halloween next Monday at Black Swan Golf Course in Georgetown, MA. This marks the fourth time in the past five years that a player from Whitman Hanson has advanced to the state finals. 
We wish Murph luck tomorrow in his final competitive event in a Panther golf uniform!
7)      The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team defeated Weymouth 5-0 in a non-league game on Saturday night to wrap up the season at 16-1-1.  The girls have locked up home field advantage in the playoffs securing a top 4 seed. Whitman Hanson opened the scoring when Taylor Kofton finished off an Eve Montgomery cross. Lauren Bonavita doubled the score when she fired a 15yd blast past the Weymouth keeper. Bonavita added another when she faked the keeper and tucked the ball in to the lower corner. Up 3-0 at the half, Whitman Hanson kept up the pressure and got to 4-0 when Kofton fired a shot in the top corner for her second goal of the night. A few minutes later Bonavita completed the hat trick with a deep blast. Bonavita now has 100 career points.  The girls will await the MIAA tournament seedings which will be completed Wednesday morning and announced on twitter @whathletics .  It is likely the girls will play at home Friday or Saturday.
8)       The boys soccer team has battled through a rebuilding season and while most of their games have remained close, they only have been able to manage one win and one tie.  That hasn’t stopped the boys from competing very hard though.  In their final home game of the season on Friday, it was fitting to see three seniors score goals – Tom McGahan, Bobby Whitman and John Camirand.  Freshman Jason Brodeur and Junior Drew Tassey also scored in the 6-5 loss.  The Panthers will wrap up their season tomorrow at 3pm at Cardinal Spellman.

9)      Finally, the volleyball team has had an exciting year.  It all comes down to tomorrows match at Plymouth South.  If the WH Panthers beat the PS Panthers, they will advance to the MIAA tournament.  If they lose, their season comes to an end.  The girls started slow this season but have really turned things around nicely.  Good luck girls!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

GIrls XC Shines At League Meet

GIRLS


The Panthers were only beaten by ranked teams Pembroke and North Plymouth on its way to a third place finish at the Patriot League Championship Meet.  As they have done all season Captains Nicole Norve (6th, 20:08) and Olivia Morse (18th, 21:21) led the way.  Julia Cosgrave (34th, 22:17), Camryn Boyce (42nd, 22:54) and Maeve Rooney (44th, 22:56) closed out the scoring.


The Lady Panthers also had several team members selected for the Keenan Division All Star Team.  Nicole Norve, Olivia Morse and Julia Cosgrave were named to the 15 member squad.


In JV action FR Maddie Navicky (13th, 23:50) and FR Brandon Hager (7th, 19:24) were Whitman-Hanson's top finishers.


Boys XC wins Patriot League Meet

BOYS


The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country team won the Patriot League Championship Meet today at Pembroke High School.  The Panthers edged second place Duxbury over the 5K course by only 2 points.  The team's scorers were outstanding on the way to beating favorites Plymouth North and Hingham as well.  Junior Captain Jack Ryan placed 4th overall in a time of 17:23 over the wet and muddy terrain to lead W-H.  Whitman-Hanson had its other top finishers finish in the top 20.  SR Captains Lukas Moscoso (10th, 17:42) and Bryce Pulkinen (16th, 17:49) ran extremely well in their final Patriot League meet.  Juniors Andrew Newman (15th, 17:45) and Cam Wilson (19th, 17:55) will be counted on, along with Jack Ryan to defend W-H's title in 2017.


Following the meet Ryan, Moscoso, Newman and Pulkinen were named to the Patriot League's Keenan Division All Star team.



Whitman Hanson Girls soccer




 

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team defeated Weymouth 5-0 in a non-league game. Whitman Hanson opened the scoring when Taylor Kofton finished off an Eve Montgomery cross. Lauren Bonavita doubled the score when she fired a 15yd blast past the Weymouth keeper. Bonavita added another when she faked the keeper and tucked the ball in to the lower corner. Up 3-0 at the half, Whitman Hanson kept up the pressure and got to 4-0 when Kofton fired a shot in the top corner for her second goal of the night. A few minutes later Bonavita completed the hat trick with a deep blast. The Panthers finish the season at 16-1-1.

 

 


Friday, October 28, 2016

Patriot league boys soccer

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D2 Football Playoffs

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

A Field Hockey First




The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played against the East Bridgewater Vikings today in East Bridgewater.  The Panthers won the game by a score of 3-1.  This victory is the first Varsity win by the Panthers since the revival of field hockey in Whitman-Hanson three years ago.  The Panthers jumped to an early lead when Senior Captain Kristin Arthur scored within the first 5 minutes of the game.  Kristin Arthur scored again 10 minutes later to put the Panthers up 2-0 going to the half.  Senior forward Mikayla White scored in the second half to put the Panthers up 3-0 over the Vikings.  The Vikings scored off a penalty corner to make the score 3-1.  The game ended with both teams making rushes toward each others nets.  

Patriot League
0-13-0

Non-League
1-0-4


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Whitman Hanson Girls soccer




The Whitman Hanson girls soccer team improved to 15-1-1 with a Patriot League victory over Quincy. The Panthers erupted for 3 goals in the first 5 minutes. Lauren Bonavita had 2 and Lexi Graziosos had one. Gabby Gately scored just before half to make it 4-0. In the second half Riley Bina scored her first varsity goal and Betty Blake closed out the scoring. Katie Amado earned the shutout goal while outstanding performances were turned in by a number of players.

 

 

 




Pre Season Winter Meetings

* Boys Ice Hockey - Tuesday 11/1 in room 329 at 1;50pm
* Boys Basketball - Tuesday 11/1 in room 159 at 1:50pm
*Wrestling - Tuesday 11/1 in cafeteria at 1:50pm
*Boys and Girls track Tuesday 11/1 in PAC at 1;50pm
* Girls Basketball - Wednesday 11/2 on room 312 at 2pm
*Girls Swimming - Wednesday 11/2 in library at 2pm
Girls Ice hockey - Wednesday 11/2 in library at 1:50pm
Cheerleading - Tuesday 11/15 in back gym at 1:50pm

Other meetings will be posted asap

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Panthers Play Well in Qualifying Round

The Whitman Hanson Panthers traveled to Easton Country Club today to compete in the Division II State Tournament Qualifying Round. The team sent six players to represent the team - John Murphy, Luke Tamulevich, Owen Manning, Matt Josselyn, JP Drier, and Nick Duffy. 

The team played well, defeating three of their fellow Patriot League opponents (Scituate, Pembroke, and Silver Lake) with a team score of 326. Individually, Murphy shot 77, Luke Shot 78, Drier shot 85, and Josselyn, Manning, and Duffy each shot an 86. Each player resented their school and team well with their individual play, but none as much as senior captain John Murphy, whose 77 tied for 9th place out of the 91 golf participants, which earned him a spot in the Division II State Finals to be held on Halloween next Monday at Black Swan Golf Course in Georgetown, MA. This marks the fourth time in the past five years that a player from Whitman Hanson has advanced to the state finals. 

We wish Murph all the luck next Monday in his final competitive event in a Panther golf uniform!

Whitman Hanson Cross Country

BOYS

Plymouth South's Drew Mahoney placed first in Tuesday's meet at Whitman-Hanson on the Panthers' 5K home course.  But it was Whitman-Hanson (6-2) placing the next 5 runners for the 20-38 win.  W-H was led by JR Captain Jack Ryan (2nd, 16:56).   Following closely behind Ryan were SR Captain Lukas Moscoso (3rd, 17:06), SR Captain Bryce Pulkinen (4th, 17:09), JR Andrew Newman (5th, 17:14) and JR Cam Wilson (6th, 17:32.)


GIRLS

Jillian Callahan of Plymouth South, fresh off a 4th place finish at the Bay State Invitational, ran well enough to win in Tuesday's meet with the Panthers at Whitman-Hanson.  Callahan finished the 5K in 19:51.  Whitman-Hanson (3-5) placed 6 of the top 10 to edge Plymouth South 27-30.  JR Captain Nicole Norve finished 2nd in 20:02.  Plymouth South's Megan Trombly was 3rd at 20:52.  But strong efforts from SR Captain Olivia Morse (4th, 21:04), JR Julia Cosgrave (5th, 21:58), Lilly Perkins (7th, 22:15) and Camryn Boyce (9th, 22:35) sealed the win for Whitman-Hanson.

Whitman-Hanson Recap Reporting




The Whitman-Hanson field hockey Panthers played against the Plymouth South Panthers.  Plymouth South won by a score of 3-1.  Whitman-Hanson was hosting a senior night for 9 seniors, most who had been playing with the team since it was reformed 3 seasons ago.  Plymouth South got an early 2-0 lead before the end of the first half.  Plymouth South scored one more in the second half.  Senior Jessie Gadreau scored for Whitman-Hanson with just 14 seconds left in the game. 

Patriot League
0-13-0

Non-League
0-0-4



Monday, October 24, 2016

Quincy volleyball defeats Whitman-Hanson 3-0

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Whitman Hanson Girls soccer




The Whitman Hanson girls soccer team defeated Patriot league rival Duxbury 2-1. Despite numerous Panther opportunities in the first half both teams entered halftime 0-0. The Panthers finally broke through in the second half when an Eve Montgomery shot slipped through the hands of the Duxbury keeper and found the back of the net. WH made it 2-0 when Lauren Bonavita flicked the ball over the Duxbury keeper. With 8 minutes remaining Sam Borgeson fired a 30yd shot in the top of the WH net to make it 2-1. Sammi Smith, Elana Wood, Carly Alexopolous, Katie Korzec and Olivia Reed played outstanding defensive games.

 


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fall Season Winding Down

We are heading into the home stretch of the fall athletic season and many of our teams will be playing in the post season.  We have enjoyed many exciting moments and our teams and fans have represented Whitman-Hanson very well.  Here is a quick update.

1)    The football team battled the rain and Silver Lake on the road Friday night and came out on the short end of an 18-7 final score.  Sophomore quarterback Ethan Phelps had a monster game carrying the ball 25 times for 205 yards!  The football team finishes the regular season in 4th place in the Keenan Division with a  2-3 league record but the Panthers were 4-3 overall which was  good for a playoff berth.  Whitman-Hanson lost a coin flip for the 5th spot, so the Panthers will settled for the 6th seed which will send them to North Attleboro Friday night at 7pm in the opening round of the sectional playoffs.  We will offer a fan bus to students for just $10 which will include the bus and game ticket.  Students must sign up on the main office on Monday to be eligible.  No money will be collected Monday but signups are required.
2)    The girls soccer team suffered a heart breaking loss at Hingham in the final minute of the first half a week ago Saturday.  That loss essential eliminated the Panthers from league championship contention as Hingham is undefeated.  However, if the Panthers run the table and Hingham should stumble, Whitman-Hanson could earn a share of the crown.  On Tuesday night, head Coach David Floeck earned his 300th career win by guiding the girls to a 2-0 win over Plymouth North on Tuesday night.  Amazingly, Coach Floeck has had assistant coach Tom Zamagni by his side for all 300 wins.  What a great accomplishment for both coaches and to be together so long is truly special.  The girls also defeated Silver Lake 2-0 on Thursday to improve their record to 13-1-1.  The girls play host to Duxbury tomorrow night at 6:30pm.
3)    The boys soccer team has played better than their record would indicate.  A highlight this season has been the play of keeper Conor Keane.  He dazzled Hingham through a scoreless first half last Saturday with one spectacular save after another.  The entire team played well in a 2-0 loss at home against Silver Lake on Thursday.  The team travels to Duxbury tomorrow.
4)    The golf team finished the season with a 10-8 record, 8-7 in the Patriot League.  They now move on to the post season with the state tournament qualifying round Tuesday at Easton Country Club.  The team is led by the two senior captains Luke Tamulevich and John Murphy.  In the tournament,  Coach Brian Dempsey will set his lineup like this:
a.     John Murphy
b.     Luke Tamulevich
c.      Owen Manning
d.     Matt Josselyn
e.      JP Drier
f.       Nick Duffy
5)    Our cheerleaders travelled to Ipswich for their first competition of the fall.  The girls were impressive taking second place.  They will have another tune-up next week in Braintree before competing in the Patriot League Championships here at Whitman-Hanson on Sunday November 6th at 3pm.
6)    The field hockey  team has earned 4 ties this season, vastly improving from last year’s record.  It will be a special night Tuesday when the Panthers host Plymouth South for their senior night at 5pm. The game time has changed from the original schedule.  The JV squad will now play first at 4pm followed by the varsity game and the senior activities.
7)    The volleyball team taught us all a great lesson this fall – don’t ever give up.  Despite starting the season by losing 5 of their first 6 games,  the girls are now 10-9 and need to win just one of their final two games of the season to qualify for the state tournament.  The team travels to Quincy on Monday and then will wait an entire week before playing the finale on Halloween at Plymouth South.  The team had a wonderful senior night against Silver Lake.  Assistant Coach Ashley Balbian led the sub varsity in some incredible gym decoration and gifts for our seniors.  Many of the pictures from that night are available on our twitter account @whathletics and our website www.whathletics.com .
8)    The Whitman-Hanson Boys and Girls Varsity Cross Country teams participated in Saturday's Bay State Invitational at Gardner Municipal Golf Course, the site of this year's All-State Championship Meet being held November 19.  Nearly 75 teams hoping for the opportunity to get back to Gardner and the State Championship Meet were placed in 3 competitive sections with representative schools from each of the state's divisions in each section.  
The Whitman-Hanson Boys placed 8th overall in their section behind powerhouse teams Lowell, Peabody, Concord-Carlisle and others.  It was an excellent showing by the Panthers on the rain soaked and difficult hilly terrain.  JR Captain Jack Ryan and JR Andrew Newman finished 36th and 37th respectively in 18:07.  The rest of the top 5 included SR Captain Bryce Pulkinen (52nd, 18:26), SR Captain Lukas Moscoso (55th, 18:31) and JR Cam Wilson (75th, 18:55.)
The Girls finished 13th in their section led by JR Captain Nicole Norve who paced the Panthers finishing 22nd overall in 21:53.  Also running very well for W-H were JR Julia Cosgrave (62nd, 23:25) and FR Victoria Carleton (92nd, 24:02.)  JR Camryn Boyce (107th, 24:18) and SO Maeve Rooney (108th, 24:19) closed out the scoring for Whitman-Hanson.  

Both teams will celebrate their senior night in their final home meet of the season on Tuesday at 4pm.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Whitman Hanson Cross Country



The Whitman-Hanson Boys and Girls Varsity Cross Country teams participated in Saturday's Bay State Invitational at Gardner Municipal Golf Course, the site of this year's All-State Championship Meet being held November 19.  Nearly 75 teams hoping for the opportunity to get back to Gardner and the State Championship Meet were placed in 3 competitive sections with representative schools from each of the state's divisions in each section.  


The Whitman-Hanson Boys placed 8th overall in their section behind powerhouse teams Lowell, Peabody, Concord-Carlisle and others.  It was an excellent showing by the Panthers on the rain soaked and difficult hilly terrain.  JR Captain Jack Ryan and JR Andrew Newman finished 36th and 37th respectively in 18:07.  The rest of the top 5 included SR Captain Bryce Pulkinen (52nd, 18:26), SR Captain Lukas Moscoso (55th, 18:31) and JR Cam Wilson (75th, 18:55.)


The Girls finished 13th in their section led by JR Captain Nicole Norve who paced the Panthers finishing 22nd overall in 21:53.  Also running very well for W-H were JR Julia Cosgrave (62nd, 23:25) and FR Victoria Carleton (92nd, 24:02.)  JR Camryn Boyce (107th, 24:18) and SO Maeve Rooney (108th, 24:19) closed out the scoring for Whitman-Hanson.