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Friday, October 24, 2014
> Whitman-Hanson clinched a play off spot tonight with a hard fought 13-7 win over Hingham. Defense and special teams set the tone tonight lead by Nick Villenauva, Lucas Reale.
> Nick Smith came up huge with his leg tonight with 3 fifty yard punts.
> Nick Smith 5 yard pass to Dylan Thomas (Ryan Jensen kick)
> Hingham 3 yard run(kick good)
> 4th Nick Smith 2 yard run (no good)
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Taylor Kofton led the way with two goals and an assist as Whitman Hanson downed Quincy 5-0. Lauren Bonavita (2 assists), Rachel Kelly, and Katie Korzec added single tallies. Kelsey Gilbert, Casey Corr, Elana Wood, and Kat O'kane all played strong games in front of goalkeeper Arianna Comendul to earn the shutout. Emily Hatfield played a strong game for Quincy in her final match.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Whitman Hanson Cross Country team closed out Patriot League regular season action with both the Boys and Girls teams winning convincingly over Scituate High School.The Boys won 16-45 with Senior Captain Patrick Brett taking first place in the 5K race with a time of 18:21. Sophomore Lukas Moscoso (2nd, 18:30), Freshman Jack Ryan (3rd, 18:41) and Sophomore Chris Kenney (4th, 19:16) followed close behind. Scituate's Aaron O'Connell placed 5th overall with a time of 19:22.In the Girl's race it was Samantha Coletti with a time of 19:35 taking first place in Whitman-Hanson's 16-42 win. Senior Captains Kelsey Tierney and Caroline Mulrey both finished at 20:11 to take 2nd and 3rd place. For Scituate, Jackie Coscia was first across the finish line in a time of 20:24 in 4th place.The Patriot League Meet will be held on this Saturday, October 25th at Silver Lake High School at 9:30.
Monday, October 20, 2014
> The Whitman-Hanson Panthers traveled to Bridgewater-Raynham on Monday night and lost 3-0. Game scores were 19-25, 20-25 and 26-28. The Panthers played a sloppy defensive game and allowed B-R to run the pace of the game with their offense. B-R came out hitting from all corners of the court and the Panthers could not match their offense. In each set the Panthers showed sparks of life, but ultimately B-R was able to pull out the win in each set. In the third set Whitman-Hanson played their best volleyball of the night pushing B-R into extra points but ultimately Panthers offense wasn't able to keep pace with the B-R attack. Playing well for the Panthers were Sophie O'Brien with 6 kills and 6 blocks and Alyssa Gacicia with 10 assists and 2 aces. Whitman-Hanson moves to 7-11 on the season and hosts Quincy on Tuesday night.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Today was a good example how special our students are here at Whitman-Hanson. The athletic captains council organized a community wide give back day where each sport gathered as many teammates as possible and went out into our two towns to make a difference. A few groups gathered at the town hall in Hanson under the direction of Iris Morway (thanks Iris!) to do some landscaping. The students raked leaves, removed overgrown shrubs, pruned various trees and even did some replanting of flowers. Other groups went door to door to collect old footwear which will now be donated to less fortunate families, the homeless and sent overseas. The final count is a secret because it will be announced at the football game Friday night but I don't mind saying they collecting more than 1500 pair. Along the way, the kids cleaned up the streets picking up trash and debris. Community service is an important component to the athletic experience here at Whitman-Hanson. In addition to today's activities, every team has their own individual charity and project that the kids and coaches work on through the season and school year.
Of course, aside from community service, they also compete in their respective sports and here is the weekly update.
1) The girls soccer team has had a sensational season and the post season is right around the corner. They made a big statement Saturday night with an explosive 7-0 win over Bay State power Weymouth. The girls improved to 11-1-3 on the season as Junior Alexis Fruzzetti was outstanding scoring 3 goals and assisting two others. Freshman Lauren Bonavita tallied two goals while fellow Sophomore Rachel Kelly and Freshman Taylor Kofton added the others. Lauren Souza, Casey Corr, Lindsay Anderson and Kelsey Gilbert all had outstanding performances. Senior Arianna Comendul made 6 saves in the Whitman Hanson net.
2) The boys soccer team is poised to make the state tournament needing just 4 points in their final 4 games. They earned a crucial point with a scoreless tie at Hingham on Friday. Goalkeeper Sophomore Conor Keane has been nothing short of spectacular in net down the stretch making some phenomenal saves.
3) Volleyball beat Middleboro 3-0 Thursday with their best offensive game of the season. The Sachem's had a hard time handling the smart hitting of the Panther's which led to lots of kills from well placed tips and hits. Erin Clifford played a great head's up matching seeing the Satchem's on their heels for most of the match and tipping for several of her 17 kills on the night. Alyssa Gacicia played her best game at setter tonight thanks to good passing from the Panther's defense. Alyssa netted a season high 24 assists to go along with a strong game from the service line. Also playing well was Sophie O'Brien who played a great game at the net getting 8 kills and 6 blocks. The Panthers move to 7-10 on the season and travel to Bridgewater-Raynham on Monday.
4) The girls cross country team finished 7th out of 28 on Saturday at the Twilight meet. Sam Coletti was 7 at 18:41. Other top finishers: Kelsey Tierney 19:23
Caroline Mulrey 20:12, Abbie Newman19:55 and Meg Concannon 21:03 .
6) The 2014 Whitman-Hanson Golf Team finished their season this week with an overall record of 12-6, defeating Silver Lake 253-260 at the Country Club of Halifax (par 36). The victory sets them apart from all preceding teams, as they earn their 12th win on the season, which is believed to be the most by any golf team in school history. The team will rest up the next few days and prepare for the qualifying round of the state tournament at Easton Country Club on Tuesday. This will be the 4th appearance in post season play the team has seen in the past 5 seasons.
7) The cheerleading team finally got to compete in a tournament and they were impressive winning the Braintree Invitational. The girls are absolutely amazing and we are excited to be hosting the Patriot League Championships here at WH on 11/8 and then the Regionals on 11/16.
8) It was a tough one Friday night for the football team at Plymouth North as the injury plagued Panthers fell behind early and never really got back into the game. The good news is they seemingly control their own destiny. If they win Friday night at Hingham they will likely clinch a playoff spot. If they do not win, it is unlikely they would qualify for the playoffs as they currently stand in 9th place in the 12 team Division 3 Southeast conference. The top 8 teams qualify.
9) The girls field hockey team had a nice senior night on Friday and played to a scoreless tie with East Bridgewater. The Panthers have established themselves as one of the top defensive teams in the area.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
The Whitman Hanson girls soccer team defeated Weymouth 7-0 and improved to 11-1-3 on the season. Whitman Hanson erupted for 7 first half goals. Junior Alexis Fruzzetti was outstanding scoring 3 goals and assisting two others. Freshman Lauren Bonavita tallied two goals while fellow Freshman Taylor Kofton added the other. Lauren Souza, Casey Corr, Lindsay Anderson and Kelsey Gilbert all had outstanding performances. Senior Arianna Comendul made 6 saves in the Whitman Hanson net.
Girls cross country 7th out of 28
Sam Coletti 18:41 7th
Kelsey Tierney 19:23
Caroline Mulrey 20:12
Meg Concannon 21:03
Boys cross country 17/28
Sam Evans 17:18
Pat Brett 17:27
Lucas Moscoso 17:44
Jay Keenan 17:45
1) Safety is our top priority. No horseplay while walking along side of the road. Stay well off the road and don't walk shoulder to shoulder making it difficult for cars to get by you.
2) Stay in groups of at least 3 students (more if needed). Do not go to any house alone.
3) Be polite when going door to door regardless of whether the people help us or not. Here is the script you should use -
"Hello we are members of the Whitman-Hanson _______________team and we are holding a community service project today. We are going house to house collected unneeded and old footwear. It doesn't matter what condition they are in, we can find a good use for them. Some of these shoes will be offered to local families who are in need, some will go to other local charities while others will be recycled or sent over seas. "
You can offer to come back later if they need some time and you can even invite them to drop them off in the main office of the high school before Wednesday this week. If they decline or say they do not have any, please still be very police and thank them for their time and invite them to a game.
When you actually collect the shoes (it doesnt matter what kind), tie the laces together so the left and right shoe stay together.
Remember your group should also be cleaning up trash along your route. Captains should report back to the high school, room 159 at 3pm. Please bring the bags of trash and sneakers so we can see which teams collected the most.
Also, this is a great opportunity for older players to mentor younger teammates from the freshmen and Jv teams. Be good role models for them.
Softball and Field Hockey are meeting at Wendy's in Whitman at 12pm
Cheerleaders - you are doing the Monponsett area - meet at the post office in Monponsett at noon
Friday, October 17, 2014
The Whitman Hanson girls soccer team tied Hingham 1-1 in a hard fought Patriot League matchup. Both teams battled to a 0-0 score a the half. At the start of the second half Hingham scored on a free kick. Both teams continued to battle and Freshman Katie Korzec tied the match when she received a Kelsey Gilbert free kick and put it home. Whitman Hanson thought it had scored the game winner with a few minutes left on the clock but the goal was called back. The defense of Kelsey Gilbert, Kat O'kane, Katie Korzec and Elana Wood was outstanding all night.
The Whitman Hanson Boys Soccer Team Tied Hingham 0 -0 at Hingham today. Forward Junior Nick Haley played well for the Panthers and hit the post late in the second half. Goalkeeper Sophomore Conor Keane had a strong 1st half and an outstanding 2nd half. He made a huge upper 90 save late in the 2nd half to preserve the tie. A good battle for both teams.
The Panthers are now 4 – 5 – 4 in the league and 5 – 5 – 4 overall.
> The Panthers traveled to Middleboro tonight and played a strong game against the Sachems winning 3-0. Whitman-Hanson played strong from start to finish in tonight's match up and had their best offensive game of the season. The Sachem's had a hard time handling the smart hitting of the Panther's which led to lots of kills from well placed tips and hits. Erin Clifford played a great head's up matching seeing the Satchem's on their heels for most of the match and tipping for several of her 17 kills on the night. Alyssa Gacicia played her best game at setter tonight thanks to good passing from the Panther's defense. Alyssa netted a season high 24 assists tonight to go along with a strong game from the service line. Also playing well tonight was Sophie O'Brien who played a great game at the net getting 8 kills and 6 blocks. The Panthers move to 7-10 on the season and travel to Bridgewater-Raynham on Monday.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
> The 2014 Whitman-Hanson Golf Team finished their season today with an overall record of 12-6, defeating Silver Lake 253-260 at the Country Club of Halifax (par 36). The victory sets them apart from all preceding teams, as they earn their 12th win on the season, which is believed to be the most by any golf team in school history.
> The win was fittingly led by junior Cole Manning, the team's clear MVP, who shot a 2-over par. Not far behind was senior Sam Perkins, who scored a 3-over par, including an eagle on the last hole in his final high school regular season match.
> The team will rest up the next few days and prepare for the qualifying round of the state tournament at Easton Country Club on Tuesday. This will be the 4th appearance in post season play the team has seen in the past 5 seasons.
> Congratulations on a great season, and good luck in states!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Whitman Hanson lost to Hanover tonight 2 – 1 at Whitman Hanson. Hanover score with 18 minutes left in the 1st half on a goal by Nick Kelsey.
In the 2nd half, the Panthers tied the game 15 minutes into the 2nd half on a goal by Gabe DeOliviera. Hanover won the game on a goal by Dan Padula with 7 minutes left in the game.
The Panthers are now 4 – 5 – 3 in the Patriot League and 5- 5 – 3 overall.
> The Whitman-Hanson Panthers traveled to Hingham tonight and lost a tough game 3-2. Game scores were 25-17, 25-8, 16-25, 15-25 and 10-15. The Panthers played great volleyball in the first two sets to get an early two set lead, but after falling behind early in the third set the Panthers were never able to regain their footing and lost the next three sets. Hingham was able to take control of the game with their offense and the Panthers had no answer. Multiple balls hit the floor on the Panthers side without being played in the final set leading to Hingham closing out the game with a victory. The Panthers fall to 6-10 and travel to Middleboro on Thursday.
The Whitman Hanson Girls soccer team improved to 10-1-2 with a 5-1 road victory over Hanover. Whitman Hanson opened the scoring 2 minutes in to the game when Taylor Kofton took an Alexis Fruzzetti pass and fired a left footed shot in to the net. Hanover tied it midway through the first half and then Casey Corr took a Kelsey Gilbert pass (2 assists) and put Whitman Hanson up 2-1 at the break. With the wind at their backs Whitman Hanson came out firing with Alexis Fruzzetti getting the hat trick in the second half to blow the game open. Kelsey Gilbert, Casey Corr, and Rachel Kelly all picked up assists on Fruzzetti's goals. Kat O'Kane, Katie Korzec and Kelsey Gilbert all had strong performances.
Monday, October 13, 2014
> The golf team struggled today at Farm Neck Golf Course today, losing to Martha's Vineyard 255-266. The loss drops the Panthers to 11-6 on the season with one makeup match left to play against Silver Lake this Wednesday.
> The low rounds for the team came from seniors Sam Perkins and Cam Manning, who each turned in an 8-over par 43. Though the team probably didn't play to their full potential, they enjoyed the experience of playing a prestigious golf course that the President plays on his summer vacations.
> With one match left on the season, and the state tournament coming up next week, the team still has a lot of motivation and much to play for.
Friday, October 10, 2014
> Whitman Hanson 42 Silver 33
> WH 2-3 SL 0-5
> Whitman Hanson bounced back to win a shoot with rival Silver Lake. Nick Smith did it with his legs 21 rushes for 206 yards and and his arm 14-20 309 yards to lead the panthers to a victory.
> Whitman Hanson
> Nick Smith 21 rushes for 206 yards
> 16-21 309 yards Passing
> Nick Threw touchdowns two touchdowns to Peter Amado (6 for 175 receiving) one to Nick Villenauva, Smith also rushed for 3 scores.
> Peter Amado return a Matt Evans(2 blocked PAT's) blocked kick for a 2 point conversion.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
> The WH Golf Squad tied their best record of 11-5 with today's victory over the Quincy Presidents 226-284. The match was their last one at home for the season, but still two matches left to play, the team hopes to leave their footprint, by surpassing the impressive record held by the 2011 team. Similar to the 2011 squad, this year's team is full of veteran leadership; the 2014 edition includes 7 seniors, who all played in their final match at Ridder Farm Golf Club dawning their black and red colors. They certainly went out with a bang, as all of them shot 6-over or better.
> The first pairing in the match was jr. Cole Manning and senior captain Josh Kelleher - each shot a 3-over 37 and 6-over 40 respectively. The second group was seniors Cam Manning and Colin Josselyn. Cam turned in a 2-over 38 and Colin followed that with a 5-over 39. Sr. Captain Zach Burke played with sr. Sam Perkins in the third group, just as they have over the past 4 years. Perkins carded a 3-over performance, followed by Burke's 5-over play. In the final pairing, seniors Alex Burbank and Nolan Warren teamed up to shoot 3-over and 4-over, respectively.
> On top of the complete team victory on what was "senior day" for the team, everyone wore pink ribbons and other various apparel and gear in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.
> The Panthers finished the week with a 3-1 record and will travel to Martha's Vineyard to play the prestigious Farm Neck Golf Course on Columbus Day this Monday followed by a trip to the Country Club of Halifax on Wednesday to finish off their season.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
> The WH Panthers golf team defeated the Middleboro Sachems today 250-297 at Poquoy Brook Golf Club. The win put the Panthers in double digits for wins, which hasn't been done since 2011.
> The impressive victory was led by junior Cole Manning, who returned to his formidable play, shooting a 2-over par 38. Brother Cam (senior) shot a 4-over and sophomore Luke Tamulevich, who has been playing extremely well as of late carded a terrific 3-over par 39.
> The team hosts Quincy tomorrow for their last home match on the season in hopes of tying the best record the program has seen in the last decade (the 2011 team finished 11-5 overall). They will also be honoring Breast Cancer Awareness, as many players will be sporting pink apparel.
> The Whitman-Hanson Panthers traveled to Plymouth North and came away with a win 3-0. The game scores were 25-20, 25-20 and 25-15. Whitman-Hanson played strong on offense tonight and this allowed them to drive the pace of the game. Despite some difficulty in serve receive the Panthers were able to make enough plays in each set to come away with the 3-0 victory. Playing well for the Panthers tonight were Sophia Raiche with 9 digs and 11 serve receives and 16 strong serves; Erin Clifford with 8 kills and 16 serve receives and Madison Scott with 4 kills. The Panthers move to 6-8 on the season and host Hanover on Friday night for the Panthers Senior Night.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The Whitman Hanson Boys Soccer Team played to a 0 – 0 tie against Silver Lake tonight at Whitman-Hanson. The Panthers went toe to toe with the 16th ranked Lakers. Goalie Conor Keane made some phenomenal saves to ensure the Panther tie and stopper Jeff Govoni had his best game of the season. This was truly a great team effort.
The Whitman Hanson girls soccer team defeated Patriot League rival silver Lake 3-2 this afternoon. Whitman Hanson jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals from Taylor Kofton and Rachel Kelly. Silver Lake cut the lead in half until Lauren Bonavita hit a 25yd blast that put Whitman Hanson in front 3-1 at the half. Both teams battled back and forth in the second half until a Silver Lake throw in was deflected in to the goal with 7 minutes remaining. Strong defensive play by Katie Korzec, Maddie Shea, Kat O'Kane and Kelsey Gilbert kept Silver Lake off the board. Tatlor Robertson ( 1 assist) had an outstanding game for Whitman Hanson who improves to 9-1-2 on the season.
> The WH golf suffered a very tough loss today at South Shore Country Club against the Hingham Harbormen 246-254. The windy conditions hindered both squads, but the Harbormen got their revenge on the Panthers, who defeated Hingham 221-230 at their home course earlier this season.
> Today's low round came from senior captain Josh Kelleher, who carded a 5-over 41. Jr. Cole Manning shot 7-over and junior Joe Young turned in an 8-over.
> Though the team dropped to 9-5 overall on the season, they are hopeful to bounce right back as they travel to Lakeville Golf Course tomorrow to face Middleboro and play host to the Quincy Presidents for their last home match of the season on Thursday.
WHITMAN HANSON BOYS AND GIRLS TEAMS SWEEP SILVER LAKE
On Tuesday afternoon, the host Whitman Hanson Boys Cross Country team (4-2) took the top five spots in its meet with Silver Lake. Senior Patrick Brett led the Panthers over the 5K course in 17:55. Following right behind were Sophomore Lukas Moscoso (18:00) and Junior Sam Evans (18:12.) Freshman Jack Ryan (18:13) and Junior Jayson Keenan (18:17) rounded out the scoring.For the Girls it was Samantha Coletti taking first place again in a personal best on her home course of 18:48. Senior Captains Kelsey Tierney and Caroline Mulrey finished together with a time of 20:22 to take 2nd and 3rd place. Junior Abbie Newman (22:59) and Senior Captain Megan Concannon (22:09) finished the sweep for the Panthers who now stand at 6-0 on the season.
Monday, October 6, 2014
> The Whitman-Hanson Panthers traveled to Silver-Lake tonight and played a great game to come away with the win 3-2. Whitman-Hanson started the match slowly with several key errors leading to a loss in the first set. The Panthers came into the second set and were determined not to go down 2 sets to none. Despite being down at several points in the set they battled back with good serving and good play in the passing game to win the set. In the third set the Panthers had a hard time getting into their offense which allowed the Lakers to push the pace of the game and seal out the win. In the 4th and 5th sets the Panthers were able to put a complete game together and come out with the win in both sets. Sophomore Sophie O'Brien was able to finish the Panthers win with a big block to get the final point of the game. The Panthers played great as a team, but standing out especially tonight were Erin Clifford with 16 kills, 24 serve receives and 2 blocks; Sophia Raiche with 23 serve receives and 10 digs; and Sophie O'Brien with 14 kills and 5 blocks. The Panthers move to 5-8 on the season and play at Plymouth North on Friday.
> The Panthers have clinched their berth in the 2014 Division 2 State Tournament Qualifying Round defeating Plymouth North today at a very tough Plymouth Country Club 255-268.
> The Panthers were led by sophomore Luke Tamulevich, who was the only player on the day to shoot in the 30s with a 5-over par 39. Senior Cam Manning wasn't far behind with a 6-over par performance. The private course is known for its contoured and fast greens, but the Panthers were able to overcome it and take the victory to put them at 9-4 on the season.
> They will travel to South Shore CC tomorrow to face Hingham, where they hope to repeat their upset from when the two teams met earlier this season. Good luck!
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Mother Nature didn't really cooperate Friday for our homecoming football game as it was a damp night but that didn't spoil many of the festivities on campus. Many of our clubs and activities showcased their programs by running their own display table. In addition AMP 103.3FM was on hand to add some energy to the day. The student council was instrumental in creating a festive environment adding the inflatable jumpy house and other fun activities.
8) The football team has been decimated by injuries but the team continues to battle. They
At halftime, Majorette Allison Nickerson niece of WH Alum Major Michael Donahue performed during the Notre Dame Song. As always the marching band and majorettes put on a spectacular show and they dedicated it to Major Donahue who lost his life in Afghanistan.
That was followed up by our parade of champions. The 6 championship teams from 2013/2014 (girls cross country, boys cross country, fall cheerleading, winter cheerleading, boys basketball and girls hockey) were all presented with the championship banners which were flown proudly at midfield. We owe a big thank you to Sue and Paul Moss who continued their dedication to Whitman-Hanson by putting all of the banners together so they could be presented in the parade. The homecoming weekend concluded with more than 400 students dancing the night away at the homecoming dance on Saturday. A huge thank you to the class advisors, class officers and student council for all of their hard work in organizing the dance and make this weekend so memorable.
And now for the recaps:
1) The Whitman Hanson girls soccer team qualified for the MIAA South Sectional tournament with a 5-0 victory over visiting Pembroke on Homecoming Saturday. Alexis Fruzzetti put Whitman Hanson on the board 3 minutes into the match when she took a Rachel Kelly cross and slipped it behind the Pembroke keeper. The score remained 1-0 until 3 minutes remaining in the half when Freshman Lauren Bonavita scored two goals in two minutes sending the Panthers in to the half up 3-0. Sophomore Gabby Gately scored two goals in the second half accounting for the 5-0 margin. Katie Korzec, Taylor Kofton, Jill Shangold, and Maddie Shea all turned in strong performances. The girls had their game at Duxbury postponed due to rain (it will be made up on 10/28) but at the beginning of the week, the girls posted a dominating 4-1 win over Quincy. Casey Corr, Elana Wood, Taylor Robertson and Lauren Bonavita all recorded single tallies.
2) The boys soccer team was also rained out on Thursday for their home game against Duxbury. They will make that up on 10/29. But the boys did move 2 points closer to the state tournament by splitting a pair of games with Quincy and Pembroke. At the beginning of the week, the Panthers beat the Quincy Presidents, 5 – 3. The Panthers 1st goal was scored by Jared Pendrak off an assist by Antonio Centeio. Quincy tied the game before the Panthers went ahead at the 28th minute on a goal by Tom Chmura assisted by Antonio Centeio. The Panthers scored again with 5 minutes left in the half with a goal by Antonio Centeio assisted by Jared Pendrak. In the second half, the Panthers scored at the 6 minute mark on a goal by Nick Haley assisted by Ben Mains. The final Panther goal was scored by Kyle Nehiley assisted by Jared Pendrak. The homecoming game was spoiled Pembroke as the Titans beat the Panthers 4-2 despite 2 goals by Brian McGahan including the first goal of the game less than a minute into the contest. The Panthers are now 5 – 4 – 2 overall and 4 – 4 – 2 in the Keenan Division of the Patriot League
3) Both the boys and girls cross country teams travelled to Franklin Park on Saturday for the Bay State Invitational and both squads an impressive days. In the "Bob L'Homme" Girls race, Whitman-Hanson lined up with highly ranked Bishop Feehan, Northampton, Brookline, Newburyport and Ursuline Academy along with a dozen other teams on the storied 3.1 mile course. Samantha Coletti, a standout Junior, finished 1st overall in 19:07, well ahead of second place finisher Erin Grela of Ursuline Academy (19:33.) The team winner was Bishop Feehan, while Whitman-Hanson, which tied for points with Northampton the second place finishing team, placed 3rd overall based on the 6th place tie-breaker. Also scoring for Whitman-Hanson were Senior Co-Captains Kelsey Tierney (12th overall, 20:06) and Caroline Mulrey (13th, 20:09) and Junior Abbie Newman (29th, 21:02) and Freshman Nicole Norve (40th overall, 21:32.)
4) On the boy's side, it was exciting to learn the MSTCA named the boys race after former Whitman-Hanson coach Kevin Black. Coach Black is an MSTCA Hall of Famer and its nice to know that this WH coaching legend is being honored with a race in his name. You can bet, this will be circled on the calendar for the men in black for years to come. In the race, Senior Co-Captain Patrick Brett (21st overall, 17:24) was again Whitman-Hanson's top finisher, leading the team to an 8th place finish overall against outstanding teams from Newburyport, St. John's Prep and St. John's of Shrewsbury. The Boys had outstanding performances from Junior Sam Evans (25th, 17:31), Sophomore Lukas Moscoso (42nd, 17:57), Junior Jayson Keenan (46th, 18:02) and Freshman Jack Ryan (54th, 18:13.) The boys race was extremely close as just a few points separated the top 8 teams.
5) It was a tough week for the volleyball team as they dropped all 3 of their matches, but they did end the week with a thrilling contest with Pembroke. Game scores were 25-23, 22-25, 12-25, 25-20 and 16-14. The match was one of the Panthers best matches of the season because they battled back from behind several times and rallied to win the 4th set. A setback for the Panthers came in the second set when senior Co-Captain Rachel Spillane went out of the match with a twisted ankle. In the 5th and final set Whitman-Hanson got out to a quick lead and seemed to be pushing towards a win. Then one of the Panthers got hit in the face resulting in a bloody nose and a long stoppage in play. The play stoppage gave Pembroke time to re-group and swung the game in their direction. Behind good serving from Pembroke and several hitting errors made by Whitman-Hanson the Pembroke team was able to rally from behind and pull out the win. Playing well for the Panthers were Sophie O'Brien with 9 kills and 4 blocks, Erin Clifford with 8 kills and 8 digs and finally Sophia Raiche who had a great game at libero with 23 serve receives and 12 digs. Whitman-Hanson falls to 4-8 on the season and heads to Silver-Lake on Monday.
6) The rain spoiled much of the action this week for the golf team as they managed to squeeze in just one match and unfortunately they lost to the Hanover Indians, 227-240. The Panthers were disappointed to drop their 2nd match in the last 3 played to fall to 8-4 overall. With just one more win, the team can clinch a berth in the state tournament. Despite the inclement weather senior captains Zach Burke and Josh Kelleher along with junior Cole Manning all shot a 5-over par 39. Jr. Adam Young appeared in only his second match, but came up strong with a respectable 7-over par, along with seniors Colin Josselyn and Sam Perkins.
This week will be a busy one for the Panthers, as they have four matches Monday-Thursday (Monday's match is a makeup against Plymouth North). Traveling to courses such as Plymouth Country Club (P.N.), South Shore CC (Hingham), and Lakeville GC (Middleboro), the team will truly have to earn their playoff berth.
7) Our field hockey team's progress is still quite remarkable. Despite being a first year program these girls are competing step for step with the other teams on their schedule. We are playing a sub varsity schedule this year which consists of JV and freshmen games. All of the girls should be quite proud of all they have accomplished to learn this new sport and put Whitman-Hanson in position to move to the varsity level next year. The girls won their 5th game of the season when Kristin Arthur scored two goals in the 2-1 victory over Marshfield. The Defense and Caroline Woodward have only given up 4 goals thus far this season.
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Saturday, October 4, 2014
Pembroke spoiled the homecoming game for the Whitman Hanson Panthers today by beating them 4 – 2. The Panthers jumped on the board in the 1st minute as Brian McGahan scored off an assist by Nick Haley. Pembroke tied the game up at the 28th minute off a direct kick and then went ahead with 8 minutes left in the 1st half on 25 yard rocket. Pembroke scored 2 more goals in the 2nd half at the 6th minute and again at the 26th minute. The Panthers continued to fight and managed a final goal with 5 minutes left by Brian McGahan assisted by David Sanchez.
Conor Keane & Jack Bannon shared goaltending duties for the panthers.
BAY STATE INVITATIONAL MEET @ FRANKLIN PARK, BOSTONFranklin Park was the site of Saturday's Bay State Invitational in which the MSTCA grouped teams from various divisions to form four separate Boys, and four separate Girls races.In the "Bob L'Homme" Girls race, Whitman-Hanson lined up with highly ranked Bishop Feehan, Northampton, Brookline, Newburyport and Ursuline Academy along with a dozen other teams on the storied 3.1 mile course. Samantha Coletti, a standout Junior, finished 1st overall in 19:07, well ahead of second place finisher Erin Grela of Ursuline Academy (19:33.) The team winner was Bishop Feehan, while Whitman-Hanson, which tied for points with Northampton the second place finishing team, placed 3rd overall based on the 6th place tie-breaker. Also scoring for Whitman-Hanson were Senior Co-Captains Kelsey Tierney (12th overall, 20:06) and Caroline Mulrey (13th, 20:09) and Junior Abbie Newman (29th, 21:02) and Freshman Nicole Norve (40th overall, 21:32.)In the "Kevin Black" (yes, Former W-H coach) Boys race, Senior Co-Captain Patrick Brett (21st overall, 17:24) was again Whitman-Hanson's top finisher, leading the team to an 8th place finish overall against outstanding teams from Newburyport, St. John's Prep and St. John's of Shrewsbury. The Boys had outstanding performances from Junior Sam Evans (25th, 17:31), Sophomore Lukas Moscoso (42nd, 17:57), Junior Jayson Keenan (46th, 18:02) and Freshman Jack Ryan (54th, 18:13.)
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> The Whitman-Hanson Panthers hosted Pembroke on Friday and the two teams played a great back and forth game that the Panthers ultimately lost 3-2. Game scores were 25-23, 22-25, 12-25, 25-20 and 16-14. The match was one of the Panthers best matches of the season because they battled back from behind several times and rallied to win the 4th set. A set back for the Panthers came in the second set when senior Co-Captain Rachel Spillane went out of the match with a twisted ankle. In the 5th and final set Whitman-Hanson got out to a quick lead and seemed to be pushing towards a win. Then one of the Panthers got hit in the face resulting in a bloody nose and a long stoppage in play. The play stoppage gave Pembroke time to re-group and swung the game in their direction. Behind good serving from Pembroke and several hitting errors made by Whitman-Hanson the Pembroke team was able to rally from behind and pull out the win. Playing well for the Panthers were Sophie O'Brien with 9 kills and 4 blocks, Erin Clifford with 8 kills and 8 digs and finally Sophia Raiche who had a great game at libero with 23 serve receives and 12 digs. Whitman-Hanson falls to 4-8 on the season and heads to Silver-Lake on Monday.
Friday, October 3, 2014
> Duxbury 47 Whitman Hanson 23
> Whitman Hanson
> Nick Smith threw two touchdown passes one Peter Amado for 65 yards and Dylan Thomas for 55 yards. Nick also ran one in from 6 yards.
> Peter Amado caught a two point conversion and ran back a two point conversion.
> Next up is Silver Lake on Friday night at home.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
> The Field Hockey team won its 5th game of the season to improve to an overall record of 5-1-1. Kristen Arthur with two goals in the 2-1 victory over Marshfield. The Defense and Caroline Woodward have only given up 4 goals thus far this season.
> Despite the inclement weather early on today, senior captains Zach Burke and Josh Kelleher along with junior Cole Manning all shot a 5-over par 39. Jr. Adam Young appeared in only his second match, but came up strong with a respectable 7-over par, along with seniors Colin Josselyn and Sam Perkins.
> Next week will be a busy one for the Panthers, as they have four matches Monday-Thursday (Monday's match is a makeup from yesterday's cancellation against Plymouth North). Traveling to courses such as Plymouth Country Club (P.N.), South Shore CC (Hingham), and Lakeville GC (Middleboro), the team will truly have to earn their playoff berth.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
> Whitman-Hanson hosted Duxbury and played a good game but couldn't keep up with the Duxbury offense losing 3-0. Game scores were 17-25, 16-25 and 14-25. The Panthers played a good defensive game against a big hitting Duxbury team and was able to keep pace in each of the sets until the last bunch of points when Duxbury was able to pull forward for the win in each set. The Panthers had some bright spots in their hitting game with several kills coming from the outside hitters and middles. Key blocks by Leah Pedersen and Sophie O'Brien helped the Panthers stay close to Duxbury. Standouts tonight for the Panthers were Sophia Raiche who had a great night passing the hard hitting Duxbury team. Also playing well was Erin Clifford who had 7 kills. Whitman-Hanson moves to 4-7 on the season and hosts Pembroke on Friday night.