Friday, May 20, 2022

Whitman Hanson Announces the hiring of new cheerleading coach

Whitman – Whitman Hanson Regional High School announced today the hiring of Elise McMahon as the school's new cheerleading coach.  Coach McMahon grew up in East Bridgewater where she was captain of her high school team.  As a high school cheerleader she won 3 state titles and 4 New England titles.  She then went on to cheer competitively at Westfield State University, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Movement Science with a concentration in physical education.

"I am extremely proud and grateful for the opportunity to take over as head coach of the Whitman Hanson varsity cheerleading team. Back to my roots of the South Shore, I am ready to put in the work and push our limits with these 14 time State Champions," McMahon said.

The Whitman Hanson cheerleading program is one of the most successful athletic programs in the entire state.  The program has won 14 state championships and 45 league titles.  The team has also won several national competitions. 

"Above all else at Whitman Hanson we want coaches who see our student-athletes as people first who we can help guide and shape who they become by teaching the values that educational athletics affords students," Whitman Hanson Athletic Director Bob Rodgers said.  "Elise fits the bill and is right out of the same mold as our two terrific retiring coaches, Alyssa Pietrasik and Kayla Crawford."

Coach McMahon had 4 successful seasons leading the Hopkinton high school cheer program after serving as an assistant at Foxboro High School.  She is currently an elementary physical education teacher in the Foxboro school system.  She will be getting right to work planning tryouts next month.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Summer Programs

It won't be long now until the final school bell of the year rings and our students are off for the summer.  Each summer, many of our athletic programs offer summer camps/clinics for the students in our community.  These camps are directed by the head coach at the high school along with their assistants and in many cases the high school student athletes as well.   Here is the rundown for this summer – please register as soon as possible as once the camps are full we cannot add any additional spots. The programs are listed in alphabetical order (please note that sometimes depending on your email server these links do not work.  They all can be found at on the right hand side of the page or you can cut and paste these links into your browser.



Basketball – Boys 7/11-7/15 9am-2:30pm, Girls 7/18-7/22 9am-2:30pm, Co Ed 6/27-7/1 9am-Noon (These programs are almost sold out)

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Field Hockey – 6/27-7/1 8:30am-11:30am

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Football – 7/5-7/8 8:30am-11:30am

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Ice Hockey – 7/19-8/11 (Various times)

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LAX (Girls)   – 7/12-7/14 8:30am-11:30am

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LAX (Boys)  – 8/15-8/18 9am-Noon

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Running Clinics  – 6/27-July 1 Noon-4pm

Track and Field Camp - 7/25-7/29 9am-3:30pm

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Soccer   – Girls 8/1-8/4, Boys 8/8-8/11

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Volleyball   – 7/25-7/28 9am-Noon

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Scholar Athletes Announced

The most prestigious honor for Whitman Hanson student athletes each year is the Patriot League Scholar Athlete Award. This year, Jacob Donovan and April Keys will be honored at a dinner at South Shore Country Club next Tuesday with the other recipients from each school. Jacob will attend WPI and April will be going to Harvard. We are so proud of both of them.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Update From WH Athletics

Report cards will be posted on Tuesday and at that time a new academic eligibility check will be in place.  All students must pass 5 full credit classes (must also be taking 5 full credit classes for term 4) in order to continue with spring sports.  Just as a reminder, students must earn 20 credits this school year in order to be eligible in the fall.

The spring season got underway Thursday.  We will update results in a moment but with the start of a new sports season we have a few important reminders for everyone.

  1. Any student who arrives to school more than 30 minutes late, gets dismissed before the end of the school day or is absent from school is ineligible to play or practice that day.  If there is an official excused reason for any of the above, students will still be allowed to participate.
  2. Academics always come first - students may always be late to practice or even miss entirely if they are making up work or getting extra help.  All the student has to do is get a note from their teacher. 
  3. Sportsmanship is a top priority at Whitman Hanson.  At no time is anyone allowed to yell at or question the officials.  Anyone who violates this important tenant of our Whitman Hanson athletic philosophy will be asked to leave the event.   No one should question the coaches, coach from the stands or have any negative interaction with our students or our guests.
  4. User fees are now due for spring sports.  If this is the first sport a student is playing this year, the fee is $250.  If it is their second  or third sport it is only $50.  User fees can be paid online at
  5. Sometimes jv and freshmen parents wonder why we do not tweet about or otherwise publicize results from those events.  We are a member of the Patriot League and by league rules we are not allowed to publicize results on school wide outlets.  Teams may publicize on their team accounts but the school may not.  The reason for this is to maintain the philosophy of development and participation.

And now to our recap - 

  1. Whitman-Hanson boys lacrosse pulled out a huge win in their home opener Thursday beating Hull in OT 7-6. The Panthers were led by face-off specialist Jeff Gomes who won 13 of 16 face-offs, absolutely controlling the face-off X. The Panthers got goals from 6 different players this afternoon as Luke Tropeano led all scorers with 2 goals. Brendan White notched 1 goal and 1 helper while Sophomore attackman, Connor McCarthy also had 1 goal and 1 assist. Sophomore middie, Gavin McCarthy had a clutch goal to tie things up in the first half. Senior captain Chris Ross quarterbacked the offense all day and had a goal himself. The OT finisher was scored by sophomore attackman Collin Murphy as he ended the game with a great dodge and score coming from behind the goal.

David MacNeil stood tall between the pipes making 8 saves on 14 shots. The Panthers defense as a whole shined today with great resilience and toughness. 

Whitman-Hanson will host Plymouth South next Monday, April 4 at 4:00 PM.

  1. The Whitman Hanson boys tennis team started off the season with a 5-0 win Thursday over the Middleborough High School  Sachems. Led by returning number one singles player and senior captain, Aidan Hickey (won 6-3, 6-3), and seniors Will Mulligan (6-0, 6-1 at second singles) and Dan "The Man" McDevitt (6-0, 6-4 at third singles), the Panthers looked good in early season play. First doubles partners Tristan Baker and Conor Battell set the high bar for the match, winning every game, (6-0, 6-0) while second doubles partners Zach Lindsay and James Goyette enter in the books as the team's first win of the season, making short work of their opponents (6-0, 6-2). With the season officially underway, the team is really excited to be back on the court and off to a good start. They look to improve their record next Thursday when the Panthers host Rockland, in their second of a five match home stretch to start the season.
  2. The softball team (12-0 ) and girl's tennis team (5-0) both lost to Middleboro on Thursday in their respective season openers.

Sunday, March 27, 2022


Spring tryouts are in the books and students will be competing in 8 different programs over the next 8 to 10 weeks. One of the necessary and often unfortunate parts of some of our athletic programs are cuts. While many of our programs do not have cuts, others need to have them for safety and management of the teams. It just isn't practical to have 30 kids on one baseball team for example. We do our best to offer every student a fair chance to the make team but we recognize that when someone is cut, it can be a devastating experience. This is why we offer so many opportunities in our non cut programs. It is not too late to join another sport if the first choice did not work out. Our track and field program offers something for everyone. There many different events involving running, jumping and throwing. All of these athletic activities help students in their quest to be more prepared for other sports. The track and field teams are a welcoming group of student and coaches who are sure to make it a positive experience for anyone who wants to join.

As we approach this new spring season, a reminder that all parents and students should be following us on Twitter @whathletics to get updates on schedule changes and other important information. The only accurate source for schedules is . Max preps is not always accurate and the newspapers also sometimes don't get all of the changes.

Over the course of the season, parents are reminded that when any issues may arise like playing time or discipline that we should follow this course of action in this order: 1) the student meets with the coach to try to solve the problem 2) the parents set up a private meeting with the coach (please do not approach the coach after a game or practice) 3) the parents can contact me (after the first two steps were taken) by calling my office at 781 618-7433 or you can set up a meeting with me by emailing me at 4) if after the first three steps, you are still unsatisfied with how we are handling matter you can request a meeting the principal Dr. Jones by calling his administrative assistant at 781 618-7410

Most times, problems are solved after the first step and it is very rare for a matter to be escalated. However with that said, please know that as your athletic director it is always my goal to make the experience positive for your child, regardless of their ability. Since I have been doing this so long, I may be able to offer you strategies on how to help your child get the most out of this wonderful and special time in their life. You can call me or contact me anytime if you think I can be of some help. Also, please feel free to say hello when you see me at the games. We look forward to a great spring.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Baseball Tryout Update

Baseball tryouts will begin Monday, March 21, for all candidates.

Due to the large number of Freshmen and Sophomores who have signed up, we are going to move that group to the 3:30 starting time. This will give Coach MacDonald time to arrive from EB so we will have a full contingent of coaches for that group.

That means Juniors and Seniors ( as well as returning varsity players from last season) will report to the varsity field at 2:00 pm for Mon., Tues., and Weds. next week.

Also, there are still candidates who do not have up-to-date physicals and/ or concussion baseline tests on file with the school. 

Of course, no one academically ineligible will be able to participate.

With close to 80 candidates signed up, missing a day of tryouts because obligations have not been addressed could be the difference between earning a spot or not.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Spring Sports Info

 Spring 2022 Whitman Hanson Sports

Whitman Hanson Spring Sports begin on Monday March 21st.  Below you will find important information from each sports team.  Please pay close attention to the details provided.  Also, please go to this link for our tryout checklist - 

There will be a mandatory meeting of all spring sport athletes on Wednesday February 9th at 2:15pm in the Performing Arts Center.  We will meet as an entire group and then break off with your respective coaches.


See the above post


Girls softball tryouts will be held the week of March 21st.Times will be posted the week before on our social media accounts (accounts and handles posted below) Please make sure to have the appropriate equipment for both indoor and outdoor tryouts. This means you should have the appropriate footwear (sneakers and cleats) as well as your softball gloves, helmets and bat. Also, please makes sure you dress for the appropriate weather.

There will be a JV and Varsity team and all updates will be posted on twitter and instagram so please make sure to follow the following accounts: @WHathletics & @jordcoach (both can be found on twitter) our instagram accounts are @coach_jord and @wh_softball21.

The schedule for both teams can be found on 

Practices will run during the week from 2:30-4:30 with a weekend practice (TBD).

We are looking for positive attitudes and looking forward to a season of fun and growth! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at or message me on twitter or instagram.

Boys Tennis

Boys Tennis tryouts will be held the week of March, 21st. Please bring your own racquet, water, and a positive attitude. Come ready to work hard and have fun. All levels are welcome to try out. Even if you’ve never played competitively, you are still invited to come and give it a shot. This is a varsity-level only program, so it is important to bring in newer/younger players who can develop the skills needed to be competitive. Practices run from 3:00 - 5:00 daily, unless otherwise indicated. If you have any questions, you can reach Coach Lopes at

Girls Tennis

Girls tennis will have tryouts starting the week of march 21rst. Practice/tryouts will be at the tennis courts from 2-3:30 and 3:30-4 for conditioning.  Tryouts will be mon-thursday.  Girls are responsible for their own racquets.  Any questions you can email coach sookiasian at

Boys Lacrosse

The first week of practice will be 3/21-3/25 3:15-4:45 PM. On the first day of practice, all players must be at the field by 3:00 PM in the corner of the bleachers nearest the locker room for a pre-practice team meeting. Please be fully dressed in your gear ready to practice. In order to participate, please make sure your physical is up-to-date, completed a concussion test, and be academically eligible for spring sports. 

Required equipment: Helmet, gloves, stick, elbow pads, shoulder pads WITH A CHEST PLATE, mouth guard, cleats or turf sneakers (no running sneakers), reversible pinnie and a hard-working positive attitude ready to have fun and get after it!

On Tuesday, March 29, we will be hosting a 3 team scrimmage starting at 4:00 PM. We will practice on some Sundays and times will be determined on an as going basis. 

Do not use the locker room at the field (half-time room) until Coach Sabens gives permission. AS A TEAM, YOU WILL EARN THE LOCKER ROOM. Until then, please bring your gear in a bag or on your stick.

Leading up to the season and throughout the spring, please refer to the program twitter page for announcements and important information - @PanthersBoysLax 

If you have any questions feel free to email Coach Sabens at

Girls Lacrosse

Tryouts take place over 3 days:  Monday 3/21 - Wednesday 3/23 from 5 - 7.  Please arrive at 4:30 on the first day to check in.  As with any sport, you must take care of the basics (physical, concussion test and of course grades) or you can not participate.  

We could use a few more 9th graders and no experience necessary.  People who like to run and are athletic pick up the sport quickly - sports like, soccer, field hockey and hockey cross over well.  Contact Coach Decker if you have any questions.  

Practice times (we practice outside in most weather)

Varsity 5-7 M-F and some Sundays also 5-7

JV 4:30 - 6 (maybe 6:15 some days - you will know ahead of time)

Freshman - 4:30 - 6

Required Equipment  - A positive attitude …. And a Stick, Mouth Guard, Googles (must be stamped with ASTM standard F3077.) and Water.  Bring both turf cleats and sneakers. Dress in layers.  Also, Do not wear RED, as we use red pinnies in drills.  

Pre-Season Handout - Everything you need to know is in there, including coach contact information.  

Please complete the Player Information Form NOW.  

Looking forward to another fun lax season!

Boys Track and Field and Girls Track and Field  

Spring Track and Field begins on Monday March 21st.                         Practice Monday – Friday 2:30 to 4:00 Saturdays TBD 

Coaching staff                                                                                          Head Coaches: Steve George and Steve Schlicting                               Assistant Coaches: Kim Coletti, Jen Scarpelli, Rob Bunszell

Communication: Text Coach George at 781-367-8487                                                                                              Coach Schlicting 617 543 5945

Email Coach Schlicting at                                  Coach George at

It's important that athletes communicate via text when they can't be at practice.

Other communication:                                                                            Twitter: Steve Schlicting @ SchlictingSteve                                      Facebook: whitman hanson cross country and track and field                    Blog: wh cross country blog                                                              

Important: all athletes must sign up online at WH Athletics. Athletes must have a current physical ( last 13 months) on file with the school. Also have a current concussion impact test on file. 

Our team objectives:  Provide consistent daily training aimed at improving speed, endurance, strength, coordination and confidence. Provide a supportive team experience Instill a sense of commitment, work ethic and recognize achievement.


Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Whitman Hanson Hires New Boys Soccer Coach


Whitman – Whitman Hanson Regional High School announced today the hiring of Dan Rudolph as its new boys varsity soccer coach.  Rudolph, who was a division 3 All American at Trinity College, guided Lexington High School from 2005 to 2011.   During that time, his team rose to the number 8 ranking in the nation according to the ESPN poll and later went on to win the Division 1 North Sectional Title in 2009.  He is a two  time Middlesex League Coach of the year.  Coach Rudolph will be familiar with the Patriot League after serving as an assistant coach with Hingham for the last 5 seasons.


“While Coach Rudolph’s success speaks for itself, what impressed us the most was his coaching style of teaching more than just his sport,” Whitman Hanson Athletic Director Bob Rodgers said.  “It is clear that his ability to connect with his players and see them as people first will help move our program in the right direction.”


In addition to Rudolph’s impressive playing career at Trinity, he also played professional soccer for the Connecticut Wolves and Western Mass Pioneers.


“I couldn’t be more excited and grateful to be joining the Whitman-Hanson community with its history of excellence in athletics,” Rudolph said.  “I am going to work alongside the coaching staff to build a culture of inclusion, contribution, and also a strong work ethic. August will be here soon enough and I will be prepared.”


Whitman Hanson competes in the Keenan Division of the Patriot League.

Sunday, February 13, 2022

WH Athletics Update


Earlier this year, Whitman Hanson lost a very special man when former student, teacher, AD, department head and coach Jim Daley passed away.  In his memory our girls basketball team dedicated their season in his honor.  Friday night, the girls won our first girls basketball league title since 2010 when coach Daley was at the helm.  What a wonderful tribute to an incredible man.  These girls have been nothing short of sensational all season.  They have a balanced attack with a new hero seemingly every night.  Friday night the girls (16-1; 13-1) battled back from a double digit deficit in the second half to pull out a win on the road at Marshfield by the final score of 59-56 to secure at least a share of the title. The win is the girls third in a row. The Panthers had four players in double figures. Seniors Meg Stone had a team high 16 points, Abby Martin had 14 points, and Lauren Dunn and Caitlin Leahy each poured in 13. The team is back on the road Tuesday night when they travel to Hingham and can stake claim to sole possession of the title with a win.


Whitman-Hanson Wrestling traveled to Marshfield for the D2 South Sectionals and wrestled very well as a team coming away with a 5th place team finish. Winning a Sectional Championship at 132 pounds is Junior Aidan Guiliani. Aidan went 4-0 on the day with 2 pins. Finishing in 2nd place were Freshmen Charlie Lussier at 106, Junior Braden Kain at 138, Freshmen Cooper Lussier at 152 and Senior Captain Rocco Ruffini at 220. Junior Maddox Colclough at 285 finished in 3rd place. Finishing in 4th place for WH included Sophomore Austin Gamber at 126 and Senior Captain Pat Collett at 145. Junior Rocco Hanaphy finished in 5th place at 160. Freshmen Christian Grimaldi at 113 rounded things out by placing 6th. Whitman-Hanson will be sending 8 wrestlers to the State Tournament next Friday and Saturday and will also have 2 alternates.  


The boys basketball team has faced all sorts of adversity this year but through it all they have emerged as a team that is still fighting for a league title.  After posting three straight wins this week, the team has set up a battle with Hingham at home Tuesday that would move the team into first place with a win.  The highlight of the week was senior night on Thursday.  Senior Amari Jamison drilled 7 3 pointers and finished the game with 27 points and senior captain Ryan Vallancourt tossed in 15 to lead Whitman Hanson to a 75-46 win over Plymouth North.  Seniors Malcolm Alcorn Crowder, Dylan Olson and Dom Masone (10 points) had great defensive games for the Panthers.


The boys hockey team also celebrated senior night in fine fashion with a 6-0 win over the Attleboro Bombardiers.  Sophomore Alex Ethier started the scoring for the Panthers receiving a back door pass from junior Matt Solari early in the first period. Senior Bobby Hunter scored his fourth goal in 5 games early in the second making it 2-0. The Panthers got two more goals in the second, one from Solari and another from Zakk Spano to end the second period up 4-0.  Solari added another goal in the 3rd and Senior Cam Murray got his first goal of his career giving the Panthers the 6-0 victory.


The girls hockey team has dropped 2 of their last 3 but they turned in a nice win on Thursday over Scituate, 6-4.  The girls are currently still in the top 32 in the state playoff systems and look poised to make the post season.


Whitman Hanson Boys Track competed in the Patriot League Meet and finished in 5th place in the Keenan Division. There were many seasons best performances and some produced medals for the Panther  boys. Senior Captain Gordon Johnson finished second in the 1000m run and anchored the 3rd place 4 x 800. Senior Captain Jake Caterer finished 2nd in the Long Jump 8th in the 55M dash and anchored the 3rd place 4 x 200. Senior Nathan Tassey finished 5th in the Mile. Senior Chase Baker finished in 7th in the 55 Hurdles. Jake Cappeletti finished 6th in the Long Jump. A highlight for the boys' team was the three relays 4 x 200, 4 x 800, and 4 x 400 all finishing with their best times of the year. 

The Whitman-Hanson Girls Track and Field team closed out its Patriot League season at the League Championship Meet on Thursday evening at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center with a 5th place finish among the Keenan Division teams.  Senior Erin Kelly qualified for an All-State berth with a strong 2nd place finish in the 1000-meter race in 3:21.04.  Other medal winners included Freshman Molly Burnett who took 7th place in the 300 Meter Dash in a time of 48.42, and Senior Captain April Keyes who improved on her State qualifying time by taking 3rd place in the 55 Meter Hurdles in 9.26, while Junior Sydney Pires placed 2nd in the Long Jump with a distance of 15' 4.25", and Senior Emily Hanrahan improved in the Shot Put by nearly a foot in taking 4th place with a throw of 27' 11.5".  And finally, Senior Captain Myah Kamperides doubled up in the Mile with a 3rd place finish in 5:40.92 and the 2 Mile where she ran a 12:38 to take 5th place. Moving on as State qualifiers in next week's Division 3 Championships are Seniors Erin Kelly, Anna Flynn, Sarah Boulger, April Keyes and Myah Kamperides, along with Junior Sydney Pires.


The WH Gymnastics team scored their highest team score of the season with a 122.85 at the Patriot League meet Saturday. These girls worked so hard all season and had to overcome so many obstacles. They should be so proud of the way they represented Whitman-Hanson.


Highlights include freshman Katelyn Ferraro’s powerful floor routine with an 8.3 and her solid 8.1 beam score. Junior Captain Steph Braga had a beautiful vault with an 8.4. Junior Sarah Regan also had a wonderful floor routine and scored an 8.2. Junior Captain Riley Getchell had another excellent meet and scored an 8.3 on floor, an 8.4 on vault and an 8.45 on beam. Both Getchell and Ferraro scored their highest All Arounds of the season and were also 2 of only 6 girls (out of 24) to hit their beam routine for the entire meet.


Haley Pinola had an incredible performance at sectionals taking second place in the 50 free with a time of 24.88 while also finishing 4th in the 100 fly with a time of 59.86.


Our cheerleading team has had to learn a brand new routine and start from scratch this winter with a different roster than the fall.  The girls have been hard at work and competed for the frist time Saturday taking 3rd place at the Natick Invitational.  The big event is this Thursday at Duxbury when they compete for the league title.

Sunday, February 6, 2022


This week we sent out a reminder to all students about spring sports and the process of registration.  We will be holding a mandatory meeting for all spring sport athletes this Wednesday after school in the PAC.  If anyone has any questions about any aspect of the process please reach out as soon as possible by contacting me at .


This year, four winter sports (both genders of basketball and hockey) will be competing under the new statewide MIAA playoff system which is centered around power rankings.  The Boston Globe releases their update on this ranking system daily but these are unofficial.  The MIAA releases the official rankings once per week at this link - Power Rankings - MIAA .


The other sports will continue with the way the post season has run in the past.  One team we are particularly excited to see what happens in the playoffs is wrestling who will compete at sectionals on Saturday at Marshfield High School.  Several Whitman Hanson wrestlers have a great chance to advance deep into the section and perhaps win their title.  The team also should be a top contender for a team sectional title.  As a tune up, the team took 2 of 3 at a quad meet on Saturday.


WH won it first match verses Weymouth by a score of 64-10.  WH also won the second round match with Bristol Plymouth by a score of 48-30. In the final match of the day Norwood came out on top 42-33. At 106 pounds was Freshman Charlie Lussier winning all 3 of his matches by pin in 2:21 and 1:10. Charlie also won by pin at 113 pounds in 2:24. Charlie is now 29-0 on the season with 22 pins to lead the team in every category. Also wrestling at 106 pounds was Christian Grimaldi winning his first Varsity dual meet match by pin in 1:50. Wrestling at 113 pounds was Freshman Mike Brandl winning his first 2 Varsity matches of the season  9-3 and by forfeit. Winning by forfeit at 120 pounds was Sophomore Graham McInnis. Sophomore Austin Gamber wrestling at 126 pounds had a great day winning all 3 of his matches 2 by pin and an 8-2 decision. Austin is having a great year with a record of 16-4 with 12 pins to his credit. At 132 pounds Junior Aidan Guiliani continues to produce with big wins going 3-0 on the day with 2 pins and a forfeit. Aidan is currently 21-3 on the season with 11 pins. At 138 pounds Junior Braden Kain won all 3 of his matches 2 by pin and one 7-2 decision. Braden is now 24-5 on the season with 11 pins. Both Aidan and Braden are having impressive seasons. Senior Captain Pat Collett went 2-1 on the day with 1 pin and a hard fought 4-2 victory. Pat is 12-10 on the season with 9 pins. Freshman Cooper Lussier wrestling at 160 pounds won by a score of 10-1, Cooper's record is now 26-2 on the season with 17 pins. Freshman Jacob Getchell had 2 wins on the day by forfeit. Freshman Curtis Burke wrestling at 182 pounds went 1-2 on the day with a forfeit. Senior Captain Rocco Ruffini wrestling at 220 pounds won 2 matches by pin and 1 by forfeit. Rocco is now 17-6 on the season with 11 pins. Finishing the day for WH was Junior Maddox Colclough at 285 pounds going 2-1 on the day with a hard fought win 5-3, a loss in overtime and a win by forfeit. Maddox is now 17-6 with 11 pins. 


The Panthers finish the dual meet season at 11-7 and 3-2 in the Patriot League.  


Whitman Hanson Gymnastics had their best meet of the season Saturday against Scituate. These ladies scored their highest team score with a 120.65. Highlights include Junior Captain Riley Getchell's solid 8.2 beam routine, Freshman Katelyn Ferraro's beautiful vault with an 8.3 and Junior Captain Steph Braga's excellent 8.4 vault. Junior Sarah Regan had the crowd cheering loud when she competed her new skill, a round off on the beam.


The girls basketball team suffered their first loss of the season this week falling on the road at North Quincy, 60-55. The team was led by Junior guard Caitlin Leahy 12 points and senior captain Abby Martin who also scored 12 points. The game was back and forth throughout but the Panthers could not make enough plays at the end to pull it out. Senior captains Megan Stone and Lauren Dunn chipped in with 10 points and 9 points respectively. The Panthers had their game against Plymouth North on Friday postponed due to weather.  That game will be made up on Thursday February 17th.


The boys basketball team also lost a close one to North Quincy, 58-55.  The game was tied with 10 seconds left when North Quincy turned in an excellent individual effort to snap the deadlock. Malcolm Alcorn Crowder paced the offense with 19 points.  The boys also had their game with Plymouth North postponed and it will be made up on that Thursday of February vacation.


Boys hockey traveled to Martha's Vineyard to play the Mariners this weekend but unfortunately lost 2-1 in OT. After a scoreless first period, Panthers got on the board first in the second when Sophomore Alex Ethier scored on the power play to take a 1-0 lead after two periods.  Martha's Vineyard scored on a power play chance in the third, tying the game 1-1 with six minutes left. Whitman Hanson had a 5 minute major power play in overtime but was not able to capitalize.  Martha's Vineyard scored on a penalty shot in overtime to win the game after one of their players was taken down on a breakaway.


The girls hockey team had a big win over Old Rochester this week and the highlight was our own Jackie Higgins scoring her first ever varsity goal. The game on Saturday was postponed and information on a makeup will be announced soon.

Our WHSL Co-Op swim team had a terrific day at the league meet.  

Sam Fernandez had a best time in the 100 breast, placing in second while he tied for first in the 200 IM. 

Ben Hurley and Matt Ward also had a best time in the 50 freestyle. Haylie Pinola came in 3rd in the 200 yard free and the 100 fly.  Results are not in yet for placement of teams.


The cheerleaders have been hard at work under new head coach Kayla Crawford.  Their competition season will kick off on Saturday when they travel to Natick.  The league championship will be on the line on February 17th when the team travels to Duxbury.


Our track teams also have been training with great energy and focus  in preparation for the league meet coming up Thursday at the Reggie Lewis Center.  Tickets for this event are only available online at .  You must have your vaccination card and ID to enter as a spectator.

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Sunday, January 23, 2022



We all know that covid has made so many things in everyday life tougher and different.  High school sports is no exception.  Twice last week I was approached about the various Whitman Hanson teams who are not shaking hands after games and matches.  This is not because we have bad sportsmanship or are upset that we lost a game. The reason for this is because the MIAA, our governing body, sent us a directive telling every school in the state that they may not shake hands after games.  While we may not agree with this policy, as a member school we are required to follow it.  The good news is that word has leaked out that this policy is being revisited and could change very soon.  Until then, know that we would very much like to continue the tradition of a post game handshake but cannot until the rules change.


Now to our weekly update…..


The girls basketball team took a major step toward our first league title since 2009 Friday night by beating Hingham at home, 52-37 to take a one game lead in the race for the championship.  Senior captain Abby Martin fueled the Panthers pouring in a game high 19 points and pulling down 8 rebounds. Fellow senior Katelyn Cirillo hit two clutch three pointers in the 4th quarter to ice the game. The Panthers have now won 11 games in a row and will host Quincy Tuesday night.


The Girls Track and Field team competed in the Division 3 Relay Meet at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Friday evening.  Standout performances included the 4 x 800 Meter team of Erin Kelly, Anna Flynn, Sarah Boulger and Myah Kamperides which finished 2nd overall in 10:35.76 to qualify for a divisional meet berth.  The 4 x 50 Shuttle Hurdle team of Leila Keaney, Katelyn Bagley, Sydney Pires and April Keyes posted a time of 33.25 seconds to take 4th place in the event.  Other notable performances included a 7th place finish in the Distance Medley race run by Anna Flynn, April Keyes, Sarah Boulger and Myah Kamperides with a time of 13:56, and an 8th place finish in the Long Jump behind April Keyes, Sydney Pires, and Katelyn Bagley all of whom had outstanding efforts.  Overall, the Girls team placed 11th among Division 3 entries from across the State.


The boys track and field team participated in the Division 3 relays Friday and did very well. The 4 x 200 relay team Jacob Donovan, Chase Baker, Noah Roberts and Jake Caterer ran their fastest time of the year 1:38.3 placing 6th and that time qualified them for the Division 3 State Meet. The boys long jump team of Jake Caterer , Jake Cappeletti and Chase Baker finished as the 4th best team. The 4x 400 team of Bobby Silva, Anthony Pires, Will Mulligan and Ryan Crowley improved their season best time of 4:04.59. This is the most exciting meet of the year and the Panther Boys did great.


The WH Varsity Gymnastics team had another great meet Friday.  Even with 1/4 of their team out sick and a substitute coach, these girls still put up one of their highest team scores of the season. And recorded their highest team Vault score with a 33.25! HUGE thanks to softball coach Jordan McDermott for stepping in and Pembroke/SL gymnastics coach Tammy Sanchez for all her help assisting! 


Highlights include Junior Captain Steph Braga’s great vault with an 8.3 and Riley Getchell’s personal record vault score of 8.75! Freshman Katelyn Ferraro and Junior Sarah Regan both contributed their best beam scores of the season to help the team improve their overall beam score by more than 1 point! Next meet is Saturday January 29th at 2pm.


WHSL Swim team lost to Quincy High school Thursday but had many standouts. Sam Fernandez made states in the 100 backstroke 58:62 and states in the 100 Fly with a 55:91. Matt ward had his personal best time in the 50 free with a 30.28. Ben Hurley had a personal best in the 50 free with a 31:34 he also had his best 100 free time in the 100 free relay 1:10:93. Haylie Pinola had a great night she had her personal best in the 100 fly with a 1:01:03, she also assisted in the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay.  


The boys basketball team had a tough week playing 2 undefeated teams and league power Hingham.  The Panthers battled tough but dropped 2 of 3.  Senior captain Ryan Vallancourt  continued his consistent performance with 43 points and 18 rebounds.  Whitman Hanson looks to bounce back this week with a 3 road games (Quincy on Tuesday, Silver Lake on Friday and Brockton on Sunday).


The girls hockey team pulled off a huge upset on Saturday beating Hingham for the first time in at least 7 years, 5-4 in overtime.  WHSL was led by Shea Kelleher who had 2 goals and 3 Assists, Caitlin Dilley had 2 goals and 2 assists, Abbey Powers added a goal and an assist. Sadie Watchorn plated well in net, making a great save with 10 seconds left to send it to OT. Our next game is Monday 1/24/22 vs. Duxbury at 7:20 at the Bog in Kingston. 


The boys hockey team went 1 for 2 this week beating North Quincy and losing at Duxbury.  In the 7-2 win at North Quincy, Chris Ross netted his 2nd of the year with a feed from Alex Ethier and Billy Morgan to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead. The raiders scored with under a minute left in the first, and another one in the first minute of the 2nd to take a 2-1 lead.

Junior Matt Solari scored 2 minutes later to tie the game. Sophomore defenseman David Osis scored his first goal of his career, with a wrister from the point giving the Panthers a 3-2 lead heading into the 3rd.  The Panthers came out in the 3rd and scored 4 unanswered goals. Two by Solari for a hat trick, one from Zak Spano, and an empty net goal by Luke Tropeano to win 7-2.  Senior Erik Dean made 29 saves.


The Whitman-Hanson Wrestling team hosted a quad meet Saturday and suffered 3 defeats but it was a great step experience. In the first match it was Bridgewater-Raynham winning 54-26, followed by a very close match lose to Sharon 36-34. WH ended the day with a loss to King Philip 48-30. There were many bright spots for the Panthers with 4 wrestlers going 3-0 on the day. Leading the way at 106 pounds was Freshman Charlie Lussier with 2 pins and a forfeit. Charlie is now 24-0 on the season with an impressive 18 pins. Junior Aiden Guiliani won by impressive scores of 3-0, 3-2 and 15-2 at 132, bringing his season total to 17-2 with 8 pins.  At 138 pounds Junior Braden Kain also won all three of his matches 8-2, 15-2 and 16-0.  Braden is now 19-5 on the season. Freshman Cooper Lussier wrestling at 152 pounds won by pin in :47, 6-4 in overtime and 3-0 avenging one of his only two losses of the season against a tough KP wrestler.  Cooper's record is now 23-2 on the season with 15 pins. Double winners for WH were Senior Joe Boss with 1 pin and one disqualification. Joe is now 18-6 on the season with 8 pin. Senior Captain Rocco Ruffini wrestling at 220 pounds won by pin in 4:42 and a 5-2 decision. Rocco is now 12-6 on the season with 9 pins. Senior Captain Pat Collett won by pin in :2:27 bringing his season totals to 9-8 with 8 pins on the season. Junior Rocco Hanaphy finished with one win on the day by pin in 3:07. Rocco is now 10-8 on the season with 7 pins. Junior Maddox Colclough wrestling at 285 was 1-0 on the day winning 13-5 and is now 14-5 on the season.

The Panthers are now 8-5 on the season and 2-1 in the Patriot League. Up next for the Panthers is Patriot League Plymouth North at WH on Wednesday January 26th at 6:00pm.

Sunday, January 16, 2022



We start this week’s update with some important information for track parents.  Boston has instituted a new vaccine mandate.  In order to attend the rest of the meets at the Reggie Lewis Center you will have to show your vaccination card.  Tickets are only available for purchase online at this address -  .  We did send an email to all track families with more information so please check for it.


Many teams in Panther Nation are turning heads and getting some well deserved attention. 


Our girls basketball team remains unbeaten and has a perfect 10.0 margin of victory rating as we head into the second half of the season.  The team improved to 9-0 and continued their winning ways on Friday night by defeating Marshfield 67-49. Eight players scored for the Panthers with senior captain Lauren Dunn leading the way with 17 points, including 3 three pointers. Two Panthers recorded double-doubles, Abby Martin recorded 10 rebounds to go along with 15 points and junior point guard Caitlin Leahy chipped in with 15 points and 10 assists. The Panthers have won 9 consecutive games and will travel to Plymouth South on Tuesday night.


Our wrestling team won its first tournament championship since 2011 when they took home the top spot at the Weymouth Invitational on Saturday.  WH won the tournament with 165 team points edging out defending Division 1 state finalist New Bedford and Division 3 State Champion Norton who finished in 3rd.

106 pound Champion was Freshman Charlie Lussier who went 4-0 on the day and is now 20-0 on the season with 3 additional pins. Senior Joe Boss went 2-2 and placed 4th on the day. Joe is now 15-5 on the season. At 132 pounds Junior Aiden Guiliani lost a tough finals match and finished in second place. Aidan had 3 wins on the day and is now 13-2 on the season. At 138 pounds Junior Braden Kain went 3-0 on the day winning his first Championship of the season with 1 pin and 2 decisions. Braden is now an impressive 16-4 on the season. At 145 pounds Senior Captain Pat Collett finished in 4th place in a very stacked weight class. Pat went 2-2 with 2 pins and a season record of 7-6. Freshman standout Cooper Lussier also made it to the top of the podium at 152 pounds. Cooper went 4-0 on the day and has an impressive win record of 19-2 on the season. Sophomore Cohen Rosado wrestling at 195 pounds had an important win for us and finished in 6th place earning some valuable team points along the way. Senior Captain Rocco Ruffini wrestling at 220 pounds went 2-1 on the day placing 6th due to an injury. Rocco is now 8-3 on the season. Ending the day for WH was 285 pound Junior Maddox Colclough who finished the day going 3-1 with 3 pins and securing the Team Championship for WH.


The boys basketball team split a pair of games this week beating Duxbury on Tuesday before falling on the road to Marshfield in overtime.  In the loss to Marshfield seniors Malcolm Alcorn Crowder (21 points and 11 rebounds), Amari Jamison (19 points) and Ryan Vallancourt (14 points) all continued their terrific seasons in pacing a hard fought attack.  The Panthers have a busy week playing three games starting on Tuesday at home against Plymouth South.


The boys hockey team ended a long layoff with a hard fought effort at home but lost 6-5 to Plymouth North.  Plymouth North benefited from a 5 minute penalty against the Panthers to score three power play goals and build a 6-1 lead.   Sophomore Luke Tropeano scored a short handed goal late in the second to make it 6-2 heading into the 3rd.  The Panthers fought hard and scored three unanswered goals by Solari, Tropeano, and Doucette in the third, but would come up short and lose 6-5. The Panthers will host the Scituate Sailors on Monday, 1:30pm at Rockland Arena.


The Whitman Hanson /Silver Lake girls hockey team lost to Quincy/North Quincy last night by a score of 10-5.  WHSL was led by Shea Kelleher who had two goals, Brooke Hohmann, Caitlin Dilley and Lily Ulvila also scored, Caitlin Dilley, Brooke Hohmann, Abbey Powers and Lily Ulvila added assists. The next game is Monday 1/17/22 vs. Norwell at 12:10 at the Bog in Kingston.


The Whitman Hanson Varsity Gymnastics team finally was able to have their teammates all healthy enough to compete tonight against Hanover. They did an excellent job and improved their team score by over 4 points! Highlights include Junior captain Steph Braga’s upgraded vault scoring an 8.3 and Junior Sarah Regan’s beautiful 8.4 floor routine. Junior captain Riley Getchell had an amazing night and scored an 8.5 on her rock solid beam routine and an 8.6 on an explosive vault. Freshman Katelyn Ferraro competed in the All Around for the second meet in a row and improved her scores on both floor and vault. There are pictures and videos on our WHATHLETICS Instagram from this meet. 


The WHSL swim team lost to Pembroke this week.  A reminder that because we are a co-op with Silver Lake and they are the host school, schedules and information on the team can be found on their website and at .

Saturday, November 13, 2021


Here are the rosters for tonight's girls soccer game:

Sunday, November 7, 2021


We are less than a month away from the start of winter sports.  It is extremely important that all students who wish to play a winter sport have their parents sign up online at .  All physicals should be emailed to  Students should check the list in the athletic hallway to make sure you are signed up.


The Whitman Hanson cheerleaders hosted the Patriot League championships on Sunday morning and won again for the 16th straight fall league championship and 28th straight overall.  This is an incredible accomplishment and is a result of so much hard work, dedication and discipline.  A big thank you to our head coach Alyssa Pietrasik and assistant coach Keryn Cordo for their amazing leadership.  Also, thank you to all of the parents and alumni who helped makes the invitational so successful.  The team now advances to the regionals next Sunday in Marshfield.



The football team has battled hard all season and that perseverance finally paid off Friday night when the Panthers recorded their first win of the season beating Pembroke 32-14 giving head coach Zach Botelho his first varsity win.  Senior Andrew Cloutman led the way for the Panthers, returning a first quarter punt for a touchdown, rushing for a touchdown, and adding an interception on defense. Senior Jake Guiliani added a rushing score and an interception return for a touchdown. The final touchdown for the Panthers came on a 22 yard throw and catch from junior Cam Burrows to senior Bobby Hunter. The offensive and defensive lines played outstanding all night led by senior Malcolm Alcorn-Crowder and juniors Maddox Colclough and Noah Hopkins.  The Panthers are back in action Friday night at home at 6:30pm when Whitman Hanson hosts Quincy in a non playoff game.


Whitman Hanson girls soccer opened the MIAA State Tournament with a 6-0 win over Northampton. The Panthers came out flying right from the opening whistle when Madeleine Fitzgerald, Kayla Cassidy, and Lauryn Fostello all found the back of the net in the first five minutes and putting WH up 3-0. Nora Manning (3 assists) added 2 more while Olivia Borgen added another. The defensive play of Emily Leitch, Megan Bizier, Skylar Jordan and Makenna Marshall was outstanding in front of keepers Ava Patete and Ayla Dernier who shared the shutout. Ava Melia and Savannah Kamperides turned in strong performances.  The Panthers will host Minnechaug in the round of 16 on Tuesday at 5pm.  All tickets should be purchased at .  Just search Whitman Hanson beginning on Monday.


Whitman-Hanson volleyball lost a heartbreaker to Woburn,  3-2 (25-20, 25-23, 16-25, 23-25, 13-25) in the Division II State Tournament. Senior Captain Lily Welch led the team with a career high of 25 kills and 14 total blocks. Fellow Senior Captain Abby Martin tallied 12 kills and 13 total blocks while Senior Captain Meg Stone tallied 11 total blocks. Freshman Caroline Gray earned 42 assists throughout the five sets. The Panthers finish their season 13-5 in the regular season, 0-1 in the post season, and 13-6 overall.  It was one of the very best volleyball seasons in school history.


The field hockey team had its season come to an end this week losing in the state tournament at Nashoba.  The team represented Whitman Hanson well with great sportsmanship and effort the entire game.  Thank you to all of the senior for their dedication and commitment.


The Panther Boys and Girls Cross Country teams competed in today's Coaches Invitational at the Wrentham Developmental Center in the Large School Meet.  Highlights of the meet included Logan Bourgelas taking a medal for 20th place in the Boys Sophomore race in a time of 17:23, while Nathan Tassey (6th, 16:14) and Myah Kamperides (9th, 19:49) took medals in the Senior Boys and Girls Divisions respectively.  McKenna McCarthy (7th, 12:14) and Adriana Kelly (14th, 12:25) were standouts, medaling in the Freshman race.  In addition to those winning medals a number of student-athletes achieved Personal Records including Sophomores Gavin McCarthy, Jeff Gomes, Connor McCarthy, Charlie Frisoli and Amiliya Gretsky, along with Freshman Mackenzie Bleheen, Juniors Nathan Scaccia and Anne Tilley and Senior Boys Nathan Tassey and Gordon Johnson.



Bob Rodgers, Athletic Director

Whitman Hanson Regional High School

600 Franklin Street

Whitman, MA 02382

Cell: (617) 838-0994

Office: (781) 618-7433

Twitter: @whathletics



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