Friday, May 24, 2019

WH Softball Wins

Whitman Hanson pulled off a great team win today against Scituate after five innings of play (25-6). Every player contributed offensively and defensively. Abby Clearly had the win on the mound with four k's and only one walk. Kayla Crawford, Emily McDonald and Kaylee Corbett each managed multiple hits for the Panthers.



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Patriot League Baseball: Whitman-Hanson 7 Scituate 2

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> In a rained out Patriot League baseball game rescheduled from earlier in the season, the Panthers of Whitman-Hanson defeated visiting Scituate 7-2.
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> After Scituate jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, W-H's Ethan Phelps and Devin Coulstring answered with a singles in the bottom half of the inning.
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> W-H tacked on an insurance run in the seventh after an error, a sacrifice bunt by Phelps, and an rbi single by Cook.
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> Senior pitcher Rian Schwede took the ball for W-H, and after the first inning shut out Scituate.
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> Going the distance, Schwede held Scituate to 2 runs, on 2 hits, 7 Ks, and 3 BB.
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Cheerleading Tryouts Coming Up Soon!


Tryouts for the Whitman-Hanson Cheerleading Program will be on June 10th and 11th in the Whitman-Hanson gym. There will be two full teams and no cuts will be made within the program.
June 10th 3-6 pm
June 11th 2:30-4:30 pm
Please wear red, black, or white attire with a bow!
ALL cheerleaders need to sign up on whathletics.com, take their impact test, and make sure to have an updated physical on file with the nurse or brought to tryouts.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Whitman-Hanson Boys Tennis 5/22

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> Back to back wins for the Panthers boys tennis team as they defeated Cardinal Spellman 5-0. Brian Fox (6-1, 6-1) and Matt Hickey (6-0, 6-1) played phenomenally at singles while first doubles Griffin Pulkinen and Cam Lindsay (6-1, 6-0) and second doubles Jared Badger and Danny McDevitt (6-0, 6-1) also only let up one game each in total. Whitman-Hanson currently has a 3-13 record.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Boys Lacrosse: Whitman-Hanson vs. Marshfield 5/21

Sport: Boys Lacrosse

Opponent: Marshfield

Location: Marshfield

Win or Loss: Loss

Final Score: 13-3

Patriot League or NL: Non-League

League Record: 5-6

Overall Record: 9-10

Marshfield – The Panthers put forth a tremendous effort this evening at Marshfield HS against Rams only to fall 13-3 in a hard fought battle. WH kept the game at a score of 1-1 after the first quarter then 5-2 at the half way point as the Panther defense put the clamps down on the Rams, led by senior co-captains Ryan Trongone and Mario Troiani. Troiani was a sight to see between the pipes making 13 saves on the night while Trongone locked down their best attackman all game long. In the end, the Rams were just too deep but WH had goals by senior attackman Sean Joanis (1g), Senior co-captain Mason Gorman (1g), and sophomore Kyle Hamilton (1g). Junior Long-stick midfielder Adam Solari was impressive all game as he collected 7 ground balls and was all over the field making plays.

This game ends WH's season at 9-10 overall and 5-6 in the Patriot League.   

Whitmanhanson Girls Tennis

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Boys Tennis Wins

The Whitman-Hanson boys tennis team secured their second win today against Pembroke 4-1. First singles player, captain Brian Fox (6-2, 6-2) and second singles player Matt Hickey (6-0, 6-0) both won their matches in two sets. Both doubles teams with Griffin Pulkinen and Cam Lindsey at first doubles (6-2, 6-4) and Jared Badger and Nolen Smith at second doubles (6-1, 6-0) won their sets as well. The Panthers have a 2-12 record and look forward to matching up against Cardinal Spellman tomorrow.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

WH Athletics Update


It has been an unprecedented spring in terms of the amount of rain we have endured which wreaks havoc with all of our schedules.  It is a tribute to Ernie Sandland, Matt Carew and the entire facilities crew that we have been able to navigate with limited interruption.  The field at the high school which has the most difficulty in handling the water is our varsity baseball field.  We owe the Whitman DPW and the Whitman Recreation department our thanks and appreciation for welcoming our team to use Memorial Field the last several days.  This field has been renovated in such a fashion that is rivals the varsity fields used by other schools.  Once again this spirit of cooperation demonstrates how lucky we are to be a part of this community.

Here is the latest in WH Athletics

The boys lacrosse team celebrated senior night in fine fashion on Friday by beating Cardinal Spellman, 16-3 under the lights.  Senior co-captain Mario Troiani made 12 saves between the pipes and co-captain Ryan Trongone anchored the D causing 5 turnovers and picking up 4 ground balls. Junior long-stick middie Adam Solari was a wizard on the carpet as he picked up 8 ground balls on the day. Senior co-captain Shane Ross (6g) led the offensive charge with 6 goals while Ryan Downing (4g) was impressive with 4 goals for himself. Senior Captain Mason Gorman (2g, 3a) was stellar as always on both ends of the field chipping in for 5 points. The senior dynamic duo of Sean Joanis (2g) and Riley White (2g) had several exciting plays that energized the crowd. Both Joanis and White had two goals each. Senior Griffin Nickerson won 70% of the face-offs helping the Panthers control the ball all game while fellow senior Brady Lasky was a force on the wing during face-offs and in transition. Whitman-Hanson is now back to .500, but they must win their last game against Marshfield next Tuesday in order to remain tournament eligible. Face-off is at 5:30 next Tuesday at Marshfield High School.

The girls lacrosse team will celebrate their senior night on Tuesday June 28th before their game with East Bridgewater.  It has been an impressive season for the girls despite losing many players to graduation last year and dealing with a slew of injuries. Even though the team lost to Plymouth South 9-8 on Thursday it was one of the most uplifting games of the spring to watch as Maddy Tassey stepped up to play goalie for the first time ever.  Not only did she play great stopping 8 of 17 shots but the rest of the team rallied behind her and her incredible effort.  If you were in attendance and watched the team spirit and support for each other you couldn’t help but be impressed.  The team bounced back the very next night by beating Cardinal Spellman in a  thriller, 9-8.  This time it was Brooke Beuregard getting her shot in net and she too was brilliant stopping 7 of 15 shots.  Zoe Lydon had 5 goals while Emily Sterns, Samim Whitman, Katie Mulligan and Emily Berthiume all scored one.

The baseball team has hit a tough stretch after dropping three straight this week.  Despite dropping into third place in the league, the Panthers are only 2 games behind first place and still have a shot to win their third straight league title.  On Saturday, Rian Schwede pitched well in the 6-1 loss to Silver Lake while helping his own cause by belting a long RBI double in the first inning. Junior Devin Coulstring was the tough luck loser on Friday as former WH star Brandon Josselyn led his Duxbury Dragons to a 5-2 win over the Panthers.  Despite some early struggles in the game, Coulstring battled back and turned in his first varsity complete game retiring 10 in a row at one point.  The Panthers will have to right the ship this week as they travel to Hingham on Monday to try and avenge one of their 4 losses on the season.

The softball team recorded a great win on Friday beating Duxbury 8-3.  The team pounded out 11 hits including a three run homer by Abby Cleary who also notched the win on the mound.  Victoria Ryan, Annie Cook and Emily McDonald all has multi hit games.  The team will play host to Hingham tomorrow (Monday 5/20) as they will celebrate their senior night.

The girls track team earned the sportsmanship award for the Patriot League this week.  This is a testament to the great program our coach Steve George leads.  The girls participated in the league meet this week where Olivia Borgen took the top spot in the 200 meter while crossing second in the 100 meter.  Ryley Hurley was second in the 400 meter hurdles.  In the 2 mile, Myah Kamperides and Anna Sullivan took first and second respectively.  Samantha Perkins won the Javellin.  The girls finished third as a team with 77 points.

On the boys side, Patrick Bui and Dyllan Burns took 5th and 6th respectively in the 400 meter while Brandon Hager was third in the mile.  Theo Kamperides was first in the two mile while teammate Nathan Tassey was 5th.  Shane Schraut was the 5th place finisher in the 400 meter hurdles.  The boys finished 7th as a team with 55 points.

Whitman-Hanson boys tennis team celebrated their seniors in a match against North Plymouth. All five seniors, Matthew Hickey, Griffin Pulkinen, Jared Badger, Nolen Smith, and Edward Acorn saw varsity playing time. Cameron Lindsay and Brian Fox also played in their respective match slots.

The girls tennis team  notched  a crucial win on Wednesday beating Plymouth North in a thriller, 3-2.  In 1st singles junior Lexi Connolly won 6-1,6-2 and in 3rd singles sophomore Julia Benvie won 6-1,6-0.  The 2nd doubles team of junior Chloe Wilson and sophomore Divya Kumar defeated their opponents 6-0,6-2.  The girls are 7-7 and must go 3-3 over their final 6 matches to qualify for the state tournament.


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Patriot League Baseball Whitman-Hanson 1 S-L 6

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Baseball Falls Short

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Boys LAX

Sport: Boys Lacrosse

Opponent: Pembroke

Location: Whitman-Hanson

Win or Loss: Win

Final Score: 11-5

Patriot League or NL: Patriot League

League Record: 5-6

Overall Record: 8-9

Plymouth – The Panthers moved to one game within .500 today when they traveled to Plymouth South for a Patriot League match-up that saw WH come out on top 11-5. Mario Troiani was a brick wall between the pipes today making 17 saves! Sophomore starting attackman Kyle Hamilton (4g) paced the offense with four goals while senior Sean Joanis (2g, 2a) had two and two, and Aidan McCarthy (1a) chipped in with a helper. Shane Ross (2g, 3a), Ryan Downing (3g, 1a), and Mason Gorman (1a) were active contributors at both ends of the field all game long. WH will host Cardinal Spellman tomorrow for Senior Night at 6:30 PM.

 




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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Huge Win for Girls Tennis

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Boys Lacrosse: Whitman-Hanson vs. Pembroke 5/14



Sport: Boys Lacrosse

Opponent: Pembroke

Location: Whitman-Hanson

Win or Loss: Win

Final Score: 18-11

Patriot League or NL: Patriot League

League Record: 4-6

Overall Record: 7-9

Whitman – The Panthers hosted Pembroke this afternoon at O'Brien Stadium in a Patriot League match-up that saw WH come out on top 18-11. Aidan McCarthy (4g, 1a) had a break-out performance as he walked away with five points for the day. Senior co-captains Mason Gorman (4g, 2a) and Shane Ross (4g, 2a) combined for 12 total points along with line-mate Ryan Downing (1g, 1a) who put up one and one. Senior attackman Sean Joanis (3g, 1a) chipped in with a quiet hat-trick while sophomore Kyle Hamilton had a goal and three helpers as both players helped pace the offense. Riley White (1g) was the spark that ignited a second half comeback with his tenacious play on ground balls and in transition. White's energy was impressive and infectious for the rest of his squad as the Panthers exploded in the third quarter after they trailed by two following the first half. Mario Troiani had a rough first half giving up 9 goals, but the senior co-captain and net minder bounced back in the second half only to let in two more goals and accumulate 13 saves on the day. Senior co-captain Ryan Trongone (3 forced turnovers) was a beast on defense while Junior Adam Solari dominated the carpet in the second half as he scooped up 10 groundballs. WH is back in action on Thursday when they travel to Plymouth South for another Patriot League bout.  

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Recap Whitman Hanson Varsity Softball


Whitman Hanson falls 7-4 in today's league matchup vs North Quincy. Annie Cook led the offense today going 2-3. The Panthers are back on the road Friday in a game vs Scituate. 



Baseball remains perfect on road

Whitman-Hanson defeated North Quincy 11-0 in Patriot League baseball.

The Panthers knocked out 9 hits including doubles by Will Newell and Tommy Marshall, and Mike Cook and Chris Zalewski each contributed 2 hits to the cause.

Marshall and Devin Coulstring combined to throw the fifth Panther shutout of the season.

W-H is now 11-1 overall and 8-1 in the Patriot League.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Patriot League Baseball Whitman-Hanson 1 @ Duxbury 0

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Boys Track Meet Results


Whitman Hanson Boys Track team defeated Silver Lake HS 73 to 63. Winning two events for the boys were Cullen Poth, Shot Put and Discus and Theo Kamperides, mile and two mile. Shane Schraut won 400 Hurdles. Dan Kline won Javelin and Nic Fernandes won the long jump. Whitman Hanson finishes it dual meet sason with a 3 win 2 loss record.
Next up is the Patriot League Meet at Pembroke HS next week.

Patriot League Track & Field (Girls)



Whitman-Hanson Girls Track & Field dropped to 3-2 on the season with a 73-63 loss to Silver Lake in Kingston Tuesday afternoon.  The Panthers were led by Freshman Olivia Borgen who won the 100 in 12.2, the 200 in 26.3 and the High Jump at 4' 5".  Other winners for the Panthers included Sophomore Isabelle Amado (800, 2:34), Junior Rylee Hurley (400 Hurdles, 70.5), and Junior Captain Samantha Perkins (Javelin, 111' 1").


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WH Baseball Wins Again

> The Whitman-Hanson baseball team qualified for the state tournament for the fourth year in a row with a 1-0 victory over Duxbury in Duxbury.
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Monday, May 6, 2019

Girls Tennis Posts Win

> The lady panthers defeated marshfield today 4-1. A lot of tennis was played as 4 courts went into 3 sets! Lexi Connolly won at 1 singles 3-6,6-1,6-2. Abby Pulling won at 2 singles 6-2,6-7, 6-1 and at 3 singles Julia Benvie won 1-6, 6-4,6-3. The 2nd doubles team of Chloe Wilson and Divya Kumar won 6-3,6-2. Their record is 6-4.

Non-League Baseball Whitman- Hanson 7 Marshfield 5

Whitman-Hanson won its 9th game of the season against 1 defeat as it beat visiting Marshfield today 7-5.

In his first varsity appearance on the mound, junior Devin Coulstring held Marshfield to 3 runs on 5 hits, striking out 3 and walking only 2 batters.

Then in the bottom of the fifth, with score tied 3 to 3, Coulstring struck the big blow, a bases-clearing double with 2 outs, to put the Panthers ahead to stay.

In the second inning Danny Kent hit a long double to score Coulstring for the Panthers' first run

W-H scored their second and third runs in the third inning. Mike Cook hit a long triple to left field for an rbi before scoring on a sacrifice fly by Will Newell

Tommy Marshall followed with a long triple to right center to score Coulstring for Whitman-Hanson's 7th run. Cam Gray came on in his second mound appearance of the year in the sixth inning to work an inning and a 1/3 before sophomore Tommy Marshall was called on to slam the door on an infield pop-up and a strike out.

Whitman-Hanson is now 9-1 overall and 6-1 in Patriot League play.

Victory for Boys Tennis

WH boys tennis won 5-0 in their match against Marshfield. All three singles players Brian Fox (6-0, 6-0), Matt Hickey (6-1, 6-1), and Aidan Hickey (6-4, 6-1) won in their respective sets while first doubles team of Cameron Lindsay and Griffin Pulkinen won in three sets (6-4, 4-6, 6-2). Freshmen duo of Will Mulligan and Sam Ennis made their varsity debut winning (6-2, 7-5).

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Weekly Update


On Tuesday night, Dr. Jones and I will have the privilege of attending the Patriot League Scholar Athlete banquet where two of our top student-athletes will be honored.  There are many outstanding student-athletes here at Whitman-Hanson but this year the honor goes to Dorothy DiMascio Donahue and Ryan Trongone.  Dorothy, who is a member of the National Honor Society, has a 4.93 GPA and has a long list of academic awards Including the Spellman Oratorical First Place prize.  She is an outstanding track athlete and was also a member of the state champion cheerleading team earlier in her career.  She will be attending Tufts University in the fall. Ryan has a 4.28 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society.  He takes many AP classes all while playing both football and lacrosse.  He also wrestled and did track earlier in his career.  He will be attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the fall.

In a few weeks the class of 2019 will be walking across the stage at graduation and then they are off to their next challenge.  For many of our student athletes that means playing sports in college.  The college search process can be daunting enough but when you add the prospect of trying to play sports it can sometimes feel overwhelming.  Each year the athletic department holds an informational night about the college search process as it relates to athletics.  The program will include details on the recruiting process, what to expect from coaches and recruiters, how to communicate with coaches, the do’s and don’ts for parents and much more.  Each family that attends will receive an informational packet with helpful handouts.  The program will be held this Thursday at 6pm in the small lecture hall at the high school and is open to any sophomore or junior as well as their parents.

Friday night Whitman-Hanson was treated to an inspiring program from the Rolling Celtics a wheelchair basketball team sponsored by Independence Associates.  It was an incredible night watching our students interact with these special athletes.  We all gained an appreciation for the skill and determination of these incredible people who taught us all that we should never let what we cannot do stop us from doing what we CAN do.  One of the highlights of the night was watching our own Sean Farrell score one of the few baskets from Whitman-Hanson students.  Both the boys and girls basketball teams as well as many students and community members were given the opportunity to get in the wheelchair and learn how to play the game.  A special thank you to Bryan Bjorklund and Ryan Macleod for bringing this program to Whitman-Hanson.  To learn more about Independence Associates click here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=OTS8ypCiVrE


Don’t look now but the softball team has won three in a row.  The girls have been working hard and getting better every day and this week they put it all together.  The Panthers completed the sweep of the week with a come from behind 6-4 win against Pembroke on Friday. The game was tied at 3 with the Panthers batting in the bottom of the fifth when Erin Burke singled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs. The Panthers rallied for 12 hits. Emily McDonald, Abby Cleary, Robin Goyette, and Annie Cook each had two hits for WH. Abigail Cleary pitched a compete for the Panthers  allowing just four runs on nine hits, striking out seven and walking one.
The baseball team bounced back nicely from their first loss of the season by shutting out Pembroke on Friday, 7-0.  Ethan Phelps pitched 6 shutout innings before being relieved by Sean MacKay, who finished the game in his first varsity mound appearance.

The Whitman-Hanson hitting attack was led by senior Will Newell who had 3 hits, while Rian Schwede and Derek Frank each had 2 hits. Tom Marshall, Ethan Phelps, Danny Kent, Mike Cook, and Devin Coulstring also had hits as the Panthers scored 5 runs in the second inning , 1 in the third and 1 in the fourth.

The Panthers are now 8-1 overall and 6-1 in Patriot League play.

The Whitman-Hanson Girls Track and Field (3-1) team lost its first meet of the season to Hingham 85.5-50.5.  First place finishers for the Panthers included FR Olivia Borgen (200 - 26.48), SO Isabelle Amado (800 - 2:34), FR Ava Melia (Mile - 5:54), FR Myah Kamperides (2 Mile - 12:27), SR Captain Allison Bartlett (Hurdles - 16.48), JR Captain Samantha Perkins (Javelin - 110' 3")  and SR Captain Dorothy DiMascio-Donohue (Triple Jump 32' 5").
Whitman Hanson Boys Track and Field team lost to Hingham 102 to 34 this week.  Cullen Poth won the Discus and Shot Put. Shane Schraut won the 400 Hurdles. The 4 x 400 relay team won and posted their fastest time of the year. Also of note Jake Caterer set a school record for 9th graders in the 100m dash 11.84. Jake also tied the school record for 9th grade in the 200M 24.24 at this meet. Whitman Hanson's boys Track and Field team's record is 2 - 2. 

The girls tennis team split a pair this week defeating Quincy 3-2. Junior Abby Pulling won at 2nd singles 6-2,6-4, at 3rd singles Julia Benvie won 6-0,6-0. The second doubles team of Rylie Harlow and Kyla Faghan won 6-2,6-0.   The team also lost to league power Hingham and had their game with Pembroke rained out.  Their record is now 5-4.

The boys tennis team hit a rough patch this week but did have a close one with Quincy before falling 3-2.  First singles Matt Hickey won his match (6-3, 6-2) while second doubles seniors Jared Badger and Nolen Smith won their match (6-3, 7-5).

The girls lacrosse team beat Hull this week, 13-0.  Whitman Hanson played consistently with solid defense and steady offense.  The first half ended with a score of 10 - 0 and the game went to running time.  WH scored three more goals in the second half to end with a score of 13 - 0.  Ava Barry anchored the defense in goal to achieve the shutout with two point blanks saves in the second half.  Scorers were:  Zoe Lydon, 3G, Bryn Miller 2G 1A, Taylor Ross 2G, Jackie Keenan 1G 1A, Brooke Connors 1G 1A, Joli Flamos 1G, Savannah Poirier 1G Katie Mulligan 1G, Sami Whitman 1G and Emily Berthiaume 1A for a total of 9 scorers in the game which is a record number of scorers in a single game for the season. 

The boys lacrosse team dropped a pair this week with the most exciting game being an overtime loss to Rockland who avenged their overtime loss to the Panthers from earlier in the season.  The WH defense led by seniors Ryan Trongone and goalie Mario Troiani (9 saves) was tested all game as they held a disciplined Rockland offense to just three goals in the first half. Four second half penalties put a damper on WH’s momentum, but the Panthers battled to eventually keep the game tied at the end of regulation. After three scoring opportunities early in OT, Rockland finally got their chance off a turnover in transition and capitalized to end the game. Will Polito (7 groundballs) and Griffin Nickerson controlled the face-off X all game winning 15 of 19 face offs. Ryan Downing (4g) led all scorers with four second half goals while senior midfielder Shane Ross (2g, 1a) chipped in with 3 points. Senior attackman Riley White (1g, 1a) went one and one while fellow senior Sean Joanis (1a) had a helper and sophomore Kyle Hamilton (1g) notched a big goal in the second quarter. Senior Mason Gorman (1a) was active all game for the Panthers at both ends of the field and Adam Solari (1g, 5 groundballs) was a force at long-stick middie scoring a beautiful goal in transition during the fourth quarter.  

Here is the week ahead in WH Athletics



Friday, May 3, 2019

Baseball Bounces Back


The Whitman-Hanson baseball team closed out its week with a victory over Pembroke , 7-0.

Ethan Phelps pitched 6 shutout innings before being relieved by Sean MacKay, who finished the game in his first varsity mound appearance.

The Whitman-Hanson hitting attack was led by senior Will Newell who had 3 hits, while Rian Schwede and Derek Frank each had 2 hits. Tom Marshall, Ethan Phelps, Danny Kent, Mike Cook, and Devin Coulstring also had hits as the Panthers scored 5 runs in the second inning , 1 in the third and 1 in the fourth.

Whitman-Hanson is now 8-1 overall and 6-1 in Patriot League play.

Softball Makes it 3 Straight


Whitman Hanson Panthers sweep the week with a 6-4 win against Pembroke. The game was tied at 3 with the Panthers batting in the bottom of the fifth when Erin Burke singled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs. Panthers rallied for 12 hits. Emily McDonald, Abby Cleary, Robin Goyette, and Annie Cook each had two hits for WH. Abigail Cleary pitched a compete for the Panthers  allowing just four runs on nine hits, striking out seven and walking one.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Mike Costa Named New Girls Basketball Coach


Whitman- Whitman-Hanson Regional High School announced today the appointment of Mike Costa as the new girls basketball coach.  Coach Costa, who is a special education and math teacher at the high school, has spent the last 5 years as assistant coach with the boys program at Whitman-Hanson.  He was named the MBCA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2017 for helping to lead the Panthers to their second straight South Sectional Championship.  He is a 2008 graduate of Framingham State where he played 4 years of varsity basketball and was captain as a junior and senior.

“It is bitter sweet for me because losing Mike as my assistant will be tough, but I am very happy for him and the girls program.  He is a knowledgeable coach that is an outstanding teacher of the game with a foundation in fundamentals,” Athletic Director and Boys Basketball Coach Bob Rodgers said.  “We had many great candidates and the committee which narrowed the field felt that Coach Costa was the best fit to take our team to the next level.  Our principal Dr. Jones and I completely agree.”

Costa has also coached at East Bridgewater High School and is a coach and Director of Player Development with Rise Above Basketball.

“I couldn’t be more excited for this challenge.  There are so many talented athletes in the program and to coach where I teach is just a perfect situation,” coach Costa said.  “You walk in the gym and see that girls basketball banner and realize how successful the program has been.  The girls and I welcome the challenge of winning the first league championship since 2010.  I don’t define success though by wins and losses but instead by the overall experience the girls have in the program and how it helps them grow as people.”

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

Girls LAX

Whitman Hanson 13 - Hull 0
Whitman Hanson played consistently with solid defense and steady offense.  The first half ended with a score of 10 - 0 and the game went to running time.  WH scored three more goals in the second half to end with a score of 13 - 0.  Ava Barry anchored the defense in goal to achieve the shutout with two point blanks saves in the second half.  Scorers were:  Zoe Lydon, 3G, Bryn Miller 2G 1A, Taylor Ross 2G, Jackie Keenan 1G 1A, Brooke Connors 1G 1A, Joli Flamos 1G, Savannah Poirier 1G Katie Mulligan 1G, Sami Whitman 1G and Emily Berthiaume 1A for a total of 9 scorers in the game which is a record number of scorers in a single game for the season.  




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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Boys LAX

Sport: Boys Lacrosse

Opponent: Rockland

Location: Rockland

Win or Loss: Loss

Final Score: 10-9

Patriot League or NL: NL

League Record: 3-3

Overall Record: 6-6

Rockland – The Panthers traveled to Rockland this afternoon for another overtime thriller that ended with the Bulldogs coming out on top 10-9. The WH defense led by seniors Ryan Trongone and goalie Mario Troiani (9 saves) was tested all game as they held a disciplined Rockland offense to just three goals in the first half. Four second half penalties put a damper on WH's momentum, but the panthers battled to eventually keep the game tied at the end of regulation. After three scoring opportunities early in OT, Rockland finally got their chance off a turnover in transition and capitalized to end the game. Will Polito (7 groundballs) and Griffin Nickerson controlled the face-off X all game winning 15 of 19 face offs. Ryan Downing (4g) led all scorers with four second half goals while senior midfielder Shane Ross (2g, 1a) chipped in with 3 points. Senior attackman Riley White (1g, 1a) went one and one while fellow senior Sean Joanis (1a) had a helper and sophomore Kyle Hamilton (1g) notched a big goal in the second quarter. Senior Mason Gorman (1a) was active all game for the Panthers at both ends of the field and Adam Solari (1g, 5 groundballs) was a force at long-stick middie scoring a beautiful goal in transition during the fourth quarter. The Panthers get back to Patriot League play on Friday when they host Silver Lake at O'Brien Field at 4:00 PM.




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Patriot League Girls Track & Field


Whitman-Hanson Girls Track and Field (3-1) lost its first meet of the season to Hingham 85.5-50.5 at Hingham Wednesday afternoon.  First place finishers for the Panthers included FR Olivia Borgen (200 - 26.48), SO Isabelle Amado (800 - 2:34), FR Ava Melia (Mile - 5:54), FR Myah Kamperides (2 Mile - 12:27), SR Captain Allison Bartlett (Hurdles - 16.48), JR Captain Samantha Perkins (Javelin - 110' 3")  and SR Captain Dorothy DiMascio-Donohue (Triple Jump 32' 5").


Steve George, Head Coach

 

Whitman Hanson Boys Track Meet Result

Whitman Hanson Boys Track and Field team lost to Hingham 102 to 34 today.
Cullen Poth won the Discus and Shot Put. Shane Schraut won the 400 Hurdles. The 4 x 400 relay team won and posted their fastest time of the year. Also of note Jake Caterer set a school record for 9th graders in the 100m dash 11.84. Jake also tied the school record for 9th grade in the 200M 24.24 at this meet. Whitman Hanson's boys Track and Field team's record is 2 - 2. 

Girls track

Girls Track falls to Hingham 85.5 - 50.5. Winners include Olivia Borgen - 200; Izzy Amado - 800, Ava Melia - Mile; Myah Kamperides - 2 Mile; Ally Bartlett - Hurdles; Dorothy DiMascio-Donahue - Triple Jump and Samantha Perkins - Javelin.



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Softball Wins on Road

WH defeats Hingham 8-3 on Wednesday. Abby Cleary pitched a complete game for WH allowing just 3 runs on 4 hits with three strikeouts without any walks. The Panthers collected 11 hits. Erin Burke, Emily McDonald and Victoria Ryan each collected multiple hits. Burke had two doubles to lead the Panthers to 8 runs. Panthers take on Pembroke Friday at 4pm at home.



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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Girls Lacrosse Whitman Hanson vs Plymouth North

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Boys LAX

Sport: Boys Lacrosse

Opponent: Plymouth North

Location: Plymouth North

Win or Loss: Win

Final Score: 14-5

Patriot League or NL: League

League Record: 3-3

Overall Record: 6-5

Plymouth – The Panthers got another huge Patriot League win today at Plymouth North by a score of 15-4. Ryan Downing (8g) had another dominating performance as the senior co-captain put up 8 goals on the day and senior co-captain Mason Gorman (1g, 5a) also had an impressive 6 points for the game. Senior attackman, Riley White (3g) had a hat trick today while senior co-captain Shane Ross (2g, 2a) went 2 and 2 and sophomore attackman Kyle Hamilton (1g) had a goal as well. Sophomore Will Polito and senior Griffin Nickerson went 70% at the face-off 'X' while Mario Troiani made 8 saves and the WH defense was stellar all day led by senior co-captain Ryan Trongone. The Panthers travel to Rockland on Wednesday to take on the Bulldogs at 4:00 PM.

 


Girls tennis

The lady panthers defeated Quincy today 3-2. Junior Abby Pulling won at 2nd singles 6-2,6-4, at 3rd singles Julia Benvie won 6-0,6-0. The second doubles team of Rylie Harlow and Kyla Faghan won 6-2,6-0. Their record is now 5-3!



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Softball Wins In Thrilling Fashion


Whitman Hanson Softball defeated Quincy 11-6 in extra innings on Monday. Quincy was held to 6 six runs after being up 6-3 in the third. WH tied it 6-6 in the top of the 7th and scored 5 in the 8th to win it. Erin Burke pitched for WH. She surrendered six runs on seven hits over eight innings, striking out five.  WH had 13 hits in the game.  McDonald, Ryan, Ella Scriven, and Kayla Crawford all managed multiple hits for the Panthers.  Ryan and McDonald each collected three hits to lead WH. McDonald also had a phenomenal catch in the outfield to end the 7th and take the game to extras. 

Baseball Still Perfect


Whitman-Hanson won at home today on William Spratt Field as it beat  Quincy 12-2 .

Sophomore Tommy Marshall finally  got his first varsity start after 2 outstanding relief appearances. Marshal recorded his first varsity win after going 5 innings, striking out 7, walking 3 and giving up only 3 runs, none of them earned.

Cam Gray was outstanding in his first varsity appearance, getting Quincy in order in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Rian Schwede, Michael Cook, Will Newell and Devin Coulstring all had 2 hits for the Panthers.

Cole LeVangie and Chris Zalewski made outstanding plays in the outfield to help the cause.


W-H is now 7-0 overall and 5-0 in Patriot League play.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Weekly update

We are excited to be bringing a very special opportunity to the Whitman-Hanson community.  WH Athletics has partnered with Independence Associates to bring the Rolling Celtics to our school this Friday May 3rd at 6:30pm.  This organization plays wheelchair basketball and these athletes are very impressive. 

 

However, the real benefit of this program is to give our students an opportunity to gain a sense of empathy for those living with disabilities.  Our students will be impressed with the courage and determination of these athletes.  The program includes a demonstration of how wheelchair basketball is played and everyone in attendance will be offered the chance to participate.  The coach of the team will teach our students and other adults how the game is played.

 

Admission is free but donations will be accepted.

 

Learn more about Independence Associates here.

 

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Earlier this year, we were disappointed when volleyball coach Ashley Balbian resigned due to the demands of her classroom teaching.  It is impressive to see a professional like Ashley put the best interests of her students ahead of her own passion for volleyball.  She is an incredible teacher and we are so lucky to have her here at Whitman-Hanson. 

 

The good news for our volleyball players is we have an excellent replacement.  The Whitman-Hanson athletic department announced Friday the hiring of Samantha Richner as the schools new varsity girls volleyball coach.  Richner, who is a 2013 Whitman-Hanson graduate, is currently a 3 sport coach at the school (cross country, winter track and spring track) and also is on the Whitman Middle School staff.  During her time at as a student at Whitman-Hanson she excelled at both volleyball and track.

 

“I have great memories of watching Sam compete here at Whitman-Hanson and couldn’t be happier to bring her on staff.  She is a great role model for our girls and I am confident they will enjoy playing for her,” Whitman-Hanson Athletic Director Bob Rodgers said. “When I first heard several years ago Sam was pursuing a career in education my first thought was I hope someday we can get her to coach with us.”

 

After graduating from Whitman-Hanson Richner went on to Bridgewater State University where she studied education while playing both volleyball and track.  She was captain of track and was a 3 time NCAA qualifier and earned All-American honors.  She was also named the 2016/2017 female athlete of the year at Bridgewater State.

 

“I went here and understand how special the opportunity it is to play for Whitman-Hanson,” Richner told the team in an introductory meeting on Thursday.  “I love the game of volleyball and I hope to help each of you have the same kind of experience I did.”

 

Whitman-Hanson volleyball competes during the fall season in the Keenan Division of the Patriot League.

 

In action this week, the baseball team remained perfect behind the strong right arms of seniors Rian Schwede and Ethan Phelps.  Schwede won his third game in as many decisions beating Plymouth North, 6-1 on Tuesday (PN’s run was un earned).  On Thursday, Phelps went 6 plus as the Panthers beat Hanover, 7-2 to improve to 6 and 0.  The big hitter for the W-H was Mike Cook, who broke open a 1-0 game in the top of the fourth with a bases-loaded double to make the score 4-0. In the seventh Schwede led off with a double of his own and catcher Derek Frank walked before Cook roped his second double of the day to knock in to more W-H runs. Chris Zalewski knocked in Cook to close out the Panther scoring.

 

The softball team picked up its first win of the season outlasting Plymouth North, 7-6. After trailing 4-1 in the fourth they came back to win 7-6. Erin Burke pitched a complete game giving up 7 hits with two strikeouts. Whitman-Hanson Panthers collected 12 hits with Sophia Molinari, Reese Codero, Annie Cook, Victoria Ryan, and Kaylee Corbett all managing multiple hits. 

In Girls track, The hurdles relay team of Ally Bartlett, Dorothy DiMascio-Donahue, April Keyes and Samantha Perkins took 5th place at Saturday’s D2 Relays. Outstanding performances from Olivia Borgen, Nora Manning, Rylee Hurley and Isabelle Amado also contributed to a great day

In the boys track Relays,  Zachary Standish did very well in Javelin. Cullen Poth did well in Discus . Nic Fernandes did well in Long Jump. Our Triple Jump team finished in 8th but Matt Bunszell Scott Mateus and Dan Kline all jumped their season best.  

The girls tennis team defeated Hanover Thursday 5-0. At 1st singles Lexi Connolly didn't drop a game and won 6-0,6-0, at 2nd singles Abby Pulling won 6-1,6-3 and at 3rd singles sophomore Julia Benvie won 6-4,6-2. The first doubles team of Chloe Wilson and Divya Kumar won 6-1,6-1 and at 2nd doubles Nandita Kumar and Kyla Faghan won 6-3,7-6(7-5). The Lady Panthers are 4-3.

 

The boys tennis team is in a bit of a rebuilding mode this year. They lost both of their matches this week.

 

The girls lacrosse team split a pair this week.  The highlight was the 16-5 win over North Quincy.  N. Quincy scored first and then WH went on 9 goal run.  At half time it was 10-4. In the second half the Panther's only let in one goal and kept scoring.  The defense held strong stopping some strong drives toward goal - anchored by Gabrielle Trongone, Chloe O'Neil, Marissa Connell and Joli FlamosBrooke Beauregard and Ava Barry played well splitting time in goal.  On the offense there was a strong showing with a record high 9 goal scorers -  Zoe Lydon 3G 3A, Sami Whitman 4G 1A, Taylor Ross 3G, Brooke Connors 2G 1A, Riley Bina 1G 2A, Katie Mulligan 1G, Savannah Poirier 1G, Emily Berthiaume 1G, and Gabrielle Trongone 2A. WH is now 4 and 4 on the season and 2 and 4 in the Patriot League.  

 

Boys Lacrosse won both of their games this week to even their record at 5-5.  The Panthers took it to the Hull Pirates with an 18-8 win Wednesday. The athletically gifted Ryan Downing (5g, 2a) led the charge with an explosive 5 goals and 2 assists. Sean Joanis (2g, 4a) also had a big game for the Panther offense as he put up 6 points on the day. Mason Gorman (3g, 2a) and Shane Ross (3g, 1a) were solid contributors at both ends of the field. The middie duo combined for 9 total points and 6 goals between them. Will Polito (2g, 2a) and Griffin Nickerson did a great job at the face-off ‘X’ for WH which helped the Panthers control the possession game for the day. Senior attackman, Riley White (2g, 1a) and sophomore Kyle Hamilton (1g) were solid on the front end all game with patience and precision for the offense. Senior goaltender Mario Troiani anchored the back end with senior captain Ryan Trongone as the WH defense held a potent Hull offense to only 8 goals. WH boys lacrosse will  travel to Plymouth North for a Patriot League duel tomorrow (Monday 4/29).

 

One final note, all user fees are expected to be current as of Wednesday.  Parents and students can see their balance by logging into Infinite Campus and clicking on fees.  Any student with an outstanding balance will be not be allowed to participate until the payment is made or an acceptable payment plan is arranged with Coach Rodgers or Mrs. Horton in the main office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Rodgers

Athletic Director

Whitman-Hanson Regional High School

600 Franklin Street

Whitman, MA 02382

 (781) 618-7433 (office)

(617) 838-0994 (cell)

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Richner Named Volleyball Coach

Whitman – The Whitman-Hanson athletic department announced Friday the hiring of Samantha Richner as the schools new varsity girls volleyball coach.  Richner, who is a 2013 Whitman-Hanson graduate, is currently a 3 sport coach at the school (cross country, winter track and spring track) and also is on the Whitman Middle School staff.  During her time at as a student at Whitman-Hanson she excelled at both volleyball and track.

 

“I have great memories of watching Sam compete here at Whitman-Hanson and couldn’t be happier to bring her on staff.  She is a great role model for our girls and I am confident they will enjoy playing for her,” Whitman-Hanson Athletic Director Bob Rodgers said. “When I first heard several years ago Sam was pursuing a career in education my first thought was I hope someday we can get her to coach with us.”

 

After graduating from Whitman-Hanson Richner went on to Bridgewater State University where she studied education while playing both volleyball and track.  She was captain of track and was a 3 time NCAA qualifier and earned All-American honors.  She was also named the 2016/2017 female athlete of the year at Bridgewater State.

 

“I went here and understand how special the opportunity it is to play for Whitman-Hanson,” Richner told the team in an introductory meeting on Thursday.  “I love the game of volleyball and I hope to help each of you have the same kind of experience I did.”

 

Whitman-Hanson volleyball competes during the fall season in the Keenan Division of the Patriot League.

 

 

Bob Rodgers

Athletic Director

Whitman-Hanson Regional High School

600 Franklin Street

Whitman, MA 02382

 (781) 618-7433 (office)

(617) 838-0994 (cell)

Robert.Rodgers@whrsd.org

www.whathletics.com 

Follow us on twitter @whathletics

 




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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Patriot League Baseball Whitman-Hanson 7 @ Hanover 2

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Girls Tennis

The lady panthers girls tennis team defeated Hanover today 5-0. At 1rst singles Lexi Connolly didn't drop a game and won 6-0,6-0, at 2nd singles Abby Pulling won 6-1,6-3 and at 3rd singles sophomore Julia Benvie won 6-4,6-2. The first doubles team of Chloe Wilson and Divya Kumar won 6-1,6-1 and at 2nd doubles Nandita Kumar and Kyla Faghan won 6-3,7-6(7-5). The lady panthers are 4-3.



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