Sunday, February 9, 2020

WH Athletics Update

We head into the final week of the regular season before February break and while some teams have finished their seasons already, others are gearing up for the post season.  Here is the latest in WH Athletics.

1)      The Whitman-Hanson Panther Wrestlers finished the dual meet season on a high note taking 2 out of 3 matches Saturday at Norwood HS. First round results were WH 54 BPCC 20, second round Norwood 45 WH 30 and the final round it was WH 66 and Everett/Malden 15. The Panthers finished the season 1-3 in the Patriot league Keenan Division and 11-8 overall marking the first winning season in 5 years

Coming up big all with 3 wins each were are seniors captain Steve Brooks at 160 pounds with 3 pins (26 total for the season), Tyler Cullinan at 170 pounds and Mike Gardner with 2 pins(20 for the season). Several others also finishes 3-0 for the day including captain Damari Goldsmith-Greene at 138 and Declan Hanaphy with 3 pins at 285 pounds. Panthers going 2-1 on the day included Joe Boss at 106, Aidan Guiliani at 113 pounds, Aiden O'brien at 145 pounds, Maddox Colclough at 195 pounds,and Rocco Ruffini at 220 pounds. Single winners for the Panthers were Myles McInnis at 126 pounds, Brayden Kain at 132 pounds and Pat Collett at 152 pounds.

Whitman-Hanson will be hosting the D2 South Sectionals next Saturday February 15th.

2)      The Whitman-Hanson Panther Girls Track & Field team finished 6th among the 10 Patriot League teams at Friday's Patriot League Championship Meet.  Standouts for Whitman-Hanson included Myah Kamperides who won the 2 Mile in a personal record of 11:49, Isabelle Amado who finished 3rd in the 1000 Meter run in 3:16, and Ryley Hurley who finished 5th in the 300 Meter run in a time 49.58. On the boys side, the team finished 6th with 40 points

2nd overall in 55m High Hurdles Graham Stewart 8.38
6th overall in 55m dash Jake Caterer 6.89
6th overall in 600m Matt Avery  1:31.06
5th overall in Mile  Liam Cafferty  4:53.44
6th overall in Mile Brandon Hager 4:54..29
2nd overall in 2 mile Theo Kamperides 10:20
4th overall in 2 mile Nathan Tassey 10:46
5th overall in 2 mile Andrew Bergin  11:10
5th overall in Long Jump Jake Caterer  19' 5.25"
3)      The girls hockey team is 7 and 8, just one game off the playoff pace.  The girls hockey beat Quincy/North Quincy 9-7 this week at Quincy Youth Arena. Shea Kelleher led the attack with 5 goals and 1 assist, Ellie Grady added 2 goals and 1 assist, Emily McDonald had 1 goal and 3 assists, and Alyssa Murphy added 1 goal and 1 assist. Kat Gilbert got the win in net.  The game on Friday with Pembroke was postponed due to a power outage at the rink.  The girls have a makeup game with Plymouth tomorrow Monday February 10th at 3:30pm.
4)      The boys hockey team is enjoying their best season in many years but unfortunately saw their hopes of a league title disappear when they lost to Duxbury 5 to 2 Wednesday despite goals from Adam Solari and Chris Stoddard.  The team is now 12 and 5 as they head to Dedham later today at 5:15pm.
5)      The WH Gymnastics team had their best meet of the season Saturday with a score of 126.  The girls also received the Patriot League Sportsmanship award.  Coach Alison Vance was awarded Patriot League Coach of the Year. Highlights include Sarah Bombardier's 8.8 vault and 8.5 bar routine. Sarah also placed 8th in the AA for the league. Madison Scaccia placed 3rd on vault with an 8.5 and Abby Walsh placed 2nd on vault with an 8.6. Riley Getchell was honored as the team's scholar-athlete and Savannah Poirier was given the team sportsmanship award. 
6)      The Whitman Hanson girls basketball team (12-5, 8-5) defeated Duxbury 63-53 on Friday night. The Panthers were led on Senior night by Seniors Olivia Martin (15 points on 5 three pointers) and Brittany Gacicia (19 points). Junior Rylie Harlow (15 points) and Sophomore Megan Stone (11 points) also were in double figures for the Panthers. The Panthers wrap up Patriot League play next Thursday night at Silver Lake.  
7)      The boys basketball team’s 13 game winning streak was temporarily interrupted Friday night by a power outage at Duxbury.  That game will be made up Wednesday at home.  If the Panthers win they would clinch at least a share of the Patriot League title.  Before that game though the Panthers have to travel into the city on Monday to take on a tough O’Bryant team at 5:30pm.  On Tuesday, Seniors Liam Keane and Tommy Vassil both had 12 points to lead the Panthers (15-2, 11-1) to a 62-35 win over Plymouth South. 

Sunday, February 2, 2020

WH Update

We are headed down the home stretch of the winter sports season, but that is not to say we are anywhere near done.  Almost all of our teams are post season bound so we are in for some exciting action.  Here is the latest for each winter team:

1)      The boys basketball team started the season by losing their first game but since that time they have not lost a Patriot League game and reeled off 12 straight wins overall. The team has a one game lead over Hingham with 3 left to play in their quest for their 7th league title and 4th in the last 5 years.  The Panthers boast a balanced attack with 4 players averaging in double figures (Ben Rice, Stevie Kelly, Nate Amado and Cole Levangie).  On Friday night, Senior captain Stevie Kelly led another balanced attack with 20 points for Whitman Hanson as the Panthers recorded a 75-57 road win at Plymouth North.  Junior Nate Amado added 19 and senior captain Ben Rice chipped in with 16 as the Panthers (14-2, 10-1) to the win.  The team is back home Tuesday night at Plymouth South.
2)      The Whitman Hanson girls basketball team (10-5, 6-5) punched their ticket to the state tournament Tuesday as they defeated Scituate 58-45. Junior Reese Codero scored 11 of her team high 14 points in the first quarter. Senior Brittany Gacicia also chipped in with 12 points. The Panthers trailed at the half by a score of 26-22 but buckled down on the defensive end in the second half and held the Sailors to 4 points in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately the girls lost to Plymouth North Friday as they now set their sites on securing a home playoff game.  The team will be on the road at Plymouth South on Tuesday.
3)      The boys hockey team battled their hearts out Wednesday in their quest to remain alive for a league title, but dropped  a 2-0 decision (included an empty netter) to Plymouth North.  The Panthers played the game without their leading scorer Matt Solari but the good news is he returned for the game Saturday night to score twice.  Chris Stoddard was the hero scoring with 19 seconds left to snap a 3-3 tie to give the Panthers a 4-3 win over North Quincy.  Adam Solari also scored and Kevin Willis and Sean Doucette both had strong games in front of Bobby Siders who earned the win in net.  The team will host Duxbury Wednesday night at Rockland at 8pm.
4)      The girls hockey team remains in the hunt for a post season berth but it’s going to come down to the wire.  The girls  beat Marshfield 8-3 on Thursday. Alyssa Murphy led the way with 4 goals and 2 assists, Shea Kelleher had a goal and 3 assists, also scoring goals were Emily McDonald, Caity Hazley and Abbey Powers who netted her 1st of the year and also added an assist. Kat Gilbert and Rylee Moran split duty in net. Unfortunately the girls lost a close one 3-2 to Mansfield on Saturday to drop their record to 6-7.  They will try to get back to .500 at North Quincy on Wednesday.
5)      The Whitman-Hanson Wrestlers traveled to Hanover for a Quad meet Saturday and came away with one of their best days in more than a few years. The Panthers started the day beating Nauset 58-16 and then Rockland 52-27 and finished the day beating host Hanover 53-23. Going 3-0 for the Panthers included Joe Boss at 106 pounds, Myles McInnis at 126 pounds, Captain Damari Goldsmith-Greene at 138, Captain Steve Brooks at 160 pounds (including 2 pins, now has 22 on the year), Mike Gardner also with 3 pins on the day. Panthers with 2 wins each included Aidan Guiliani at 113 pounds, Tyler Cullinan with 2 pins at 170 pounds, Maddox Colclough at 195 pounds, Jason Rapoza with 2 pins at 22o pounds and Declan Hanaphy with 2 pins at 285. Others winners on the day included Captain Bethany Ralf at 120 pounds, Braden Kain at 132 pounds and Sean Noonan with a pin at 152 pounds.
Next up for the Panthers is a home dual meet on Wednesday February 5th where the team will host Senior night as well as Plymouth North.
The Panthers are 0-3 in the Patriot league Keenan Division and 8-7 overall.
6)      The track teams are gearing up for the Patriot League meet on Friday.  The coaches and student-athletes spent this week training for another strong showing in the league wide meet at the Reggie Lewis Center.
7)      The gymnastics team lost to Hingham this week but the team had many strong performances.  Sarah Bomardier was outstanding on the vault with an 8.4 while Madison Scaccia was also strong with an 8.15.  Sarah was also the top finisher for the Panthers on the bars, balance beam and floor.  Riley Getchell took second overall for the Panthers on the day with a 30.1 which includes an 8.1 on the floor.
8)      The swim team wrapped up their season at the league meet on Saturday finishing in third place. Madison Navicky, who has courageously played through injuries all year came in 2nd in the 100 Yard Free with a 102.47, 3rd in the 200 yard Medley-Relay with a 2:16:87, 3rd in the 50 Free with a 28:01, and 3rd in the Free-Relay with 1:57:22. Sabrina O'Connor came in 3rd place in diving with a score of185, she also came in 7th place in the 200 Free-Relay and 8th place in the 200 Medley- Relay. Katelyn Sweeney came in 8th place in the 100 Yard Fly with a personal best time of 1:39:84, 7Th place in the 200 Free-Relay, and 9Th place in the 200 Yard Medley- Relay. Erin Tilley came in 12place in the 50 Free with a 34:68, 9th place in the 500 Free with a 8:07:67, and in 7th place in the 200 Free-Relay with a 2:14:94. Abby Bonney came in 10th place in the 200 Medley- Relay with her personal best time in the breaststroke, with a total time of 2:48:74, she also came in 9th place in the 200 Free- Relay with a 2:27:72. 

Monday, January 20, 2020


1.      The Whitman-Hanson Girls Track & Field team participated in the MSTCA's Division 3 Relays held Sunday at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. 
Standouts in the event included Seniors Riley Hurley and Courtney Woodward, Junior Isabel Amado and Sophomores Myah Kamperides and April Keyes. 
Myah Kamperides closed the Distance Medley with a 5:38 Mile to lead her team of Isabel Amado, Ryley Hurley and Courtney Woodward to 4th place finish.
April Keyes cleared 4' 5" in the High Jump pacing the team which included Ryley Hurley and Courtney Woodward to a 7th place finish.
Ryley Hurley ran her 400 Meter leg in a time of 64 seconds to led the Sprint Medley team, along with April Keyes, Hailey Minicucci and Isabel Amado to a 9th place finish.
2.      On the boys side, Boys 4 x 50 was 17th out 32 teams
Jacob Donovan Graham Stewart Dyllan Burns Jake Caterer Boys 4 x 50 Shuttle Hurdles 10th out of 17 teams Vinnie Mascio. Julian Anderson Chase Baker Graham Stewart Boys 4 x 200 15th out of 34 Jacob Donovan Pat Bui  Dyllan Burns  Jake Caterer Boys 4 x 400 9th out of 20  Chris Blackman Pat Bui. Dyllan Burns Boys Distance Medley 13 out 23  Liam Cafferty Jacob Donovan Nick Hanley Theo Kamperides Boys Sprint Medley 14 out of 31 Jeremy Linn Jacob Gannon Matt Avery Gordon Johnson Boys Long Jump 13 out of 22 Jake Caterer Graham Stewart Ryan Smith
Many of the boys teams improved over last years performances and 4 x 200. 4 x 400 and 4 x 800 should be qualified to run in the State Division 3 Championship.
3.      The Whitman Hanson girls basketball team (8-3, 4-3) had to battle through all four quarters to pull away with a 49-41 victory Friday night against Marshfield. The Panthers trailed 20-15 at the break and were searching for offense. Junior Rylie Harlow led the team in the second half with 11 points on three 3 pointers. Sophomore Megan Stone gave the Panthers solid minutes off of the bench with 9 points. Whitman Hanson is on the road Tuesday night when they travel to Hanover.  
4.      In boys basketball, Senior Stevie Kelly recorded a triple double (24 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds) and senior Jonathan Zeidan to power Whitman Hanson to an 82-68 win over Marshfield.  Senior Colby Ahern came off the bench to score 12 points while Cole Levangie added 10 to help the Panthers (9-2, 6-1) record their 7th straight win.
5.      The Whitman Hanson /Silver Lake girls hockey team beat Quincy 7-2 at Bridgewater Arena Wednesday to even the record at 5-5 winning for the 5th time in the last 6 played. WHSL was led by 2 goals from Alyssa Murphy, other goal scorers were Kendyl Peterson (1st varsity goal), Shea Kelleher, Emily MacDonald, Bridget Cardarelli and Caleigh Tompkins. Kat Gilbert got the win in net.  Saturdays game with Marshfield was postponed.
6.      Boys hockey picked up a couple of nice wins this week, easily defeating Rockland on MLK day and also recording a come from behind road win at Silver Lake, 4-1. Whitman-Hanson goal scorers were Matt Solari, Chris Stoddard, Adam Solari and John Ward. The defensive corps of Kevin Willis, Jack Allen, Sean Doucette and Mike Savicke played strong in front of goalie Bob Siders who had 20 saves for the victory.
7.      Although they lost to Hanover (133.3), the WH gymnastics team had a strong meet with their 2nd highest team score of 120.35. Highlights include Sarah Bombardier's 8.6 vault and Riley Getchell's 7.85 beam score. The team also had their highest combined beam score of the season. The girls are having fun and improving their routines each meet. The next competition is Wednesday night at the Hanover Y at 7:30pm against Scituate. 
8.      Whitman-Hanson Wrestlers traveled to Oliver Ames for a Quad meet today. WH finished the day at 2 wins and one loss, loosing a close fought match to host OA 46-33. In the second round WH prevailed 42-33 over Joshia Quincy and finished the day with a big 64-12 decision over Northbridge. Top winners for the Panthers included with 3 wins each Senior Captain Steve Brooks, 3 pins (18 total pins for the season) at 160 pounds, and Mike Gardner with 3 pins at 182 pounds. Tyler Cullinan also finished with 3 wins, 2 by pinfall at 170. Finishing with 2 wins each on the day included both Rocco Ruffini with 2 pins at 220 and Declan Hanaphy with 2 pins at 285. Pat Collett at 152, Joe Boss at 106, and Myles McInnis at 126 also won 2 matches each. Shane Belcher finished 1-0 on the day at 138 pound.  Next up for the Panthers is Hingham at WH on 1/22/20. The Panthers are 0-1 in the Patriot league and 5-3 overall.  On another note, Bethany Ralph took home second place in a girls tournament on Monday.
9.      The Swim Team took on Bishop Stang this week, the girls won 97-77, the boys lost 73-88. Madison Navicky swam in the 100 Free and the 100 back, she also assisted the 200 Medley-Relay and the 400 Free-Style Relay. Mariella Crowley had her personal best in the 100 Free with a time of 1:11:99, she also assisted in the 200 and 400 Free-Style Relay. Katelyn Sweeney also had her personal best times in the 100 Fly with 1:47:48 and 100 Back with a time of 1:30:47. Erin Tilley assisted in the 200 Free-Relay. Abby Bonney also assisted in the 200 Free-Relay. Olivia Norwood swam in the 200 Medley-Relay. Sabrina O'Connor had a personal best time in the 50 Free-Style with a time of 32:96, she also assisted in the 200 Free-Relay.
Girls 5W-1L
Boys 5W-1L

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Weekly Update

Now that the holidays are over, the winter season is full steam ahead.  It is very important that all student athletes keep academics as their top priority.  First semester grades will determine eligibility for the rest of the winter season and for the spring season.  All coaches allow students to miss practice or arrive late in order to make up academic work.  If a student is struggling in any class they should speak with their teacher to come up with a success plan.

Now to our update….

1)      The girls basketball team captured the Falcons Holiday Classic in Bradenton Florida by winning all three of their games.  Their biggest challenge came against the host school, St. Stephen’s Episcopal.  The Panthers had only one lead the entire night but it came when it mattered most, at the end.  Olivia Martin (14 points) drilled a three pointer with 15 seconds left off a great pass from Brittany Gacicia (13 points) and Reese Codero (12 points)  knocked down 2 free throws as the girls rallied to win the game, 57-54.  The girls will be back in action at home Monday night against North Quincy to try and improve on their 4-2 record.
2)      The boys hockey team also took home a tournament championship of the winter break.  Captain Adam Solari scored 3 goals and Sean Doucette netted his first varsity goal as the Panthers beat Rockland in the championship game of the Cashman Tournament, 4-1. Erik Dean earned the victory in net. Reed Watson had a strong game defensively. Chris Stoddard had 3 assists and Ed Collins had two assists.  The team also battled one of the best teams in the state, Marshfield to a close 3-1 loss (final Marshfield goal was an empty netter) on Saturday with Solari scoring the lone goal.  The Panthers return to Patriot League play on Wednesday at Quincy.
3)      The boys basketball team took 2 of 3 on their trip to Florida losing a close one to a team from Cincinnati (Sycamore) before beating Mount Dora (67-39) and East Bay (69-61). Senior captains Stevie Kelly (42 points, 19 assists and 12 rebounds) and Ben Rice (49 points, 6 assists and 20 rebounds) led the Panthers in the three games.  Junior Cole Levangie also had a strong trip (42 points, 11 assists and 15 rebounds).  The Panthers play three games this week beginning with a trip to North Quincy on Monday.
4)      Whitman Hanson Boys Track lost a close indoor track meet with Plymouth High School Friday, 51 to 49. Winning for the Panthers were Graham Stewart in the 55M High Hurdles, Christopher Blackman in the 600M run, Cullen Poth in the Shot Put, and Theo Kamperides in the 2 mile. The Whitman Hanson 4 x 200 relay team won. That team had Jacob Donovan, Graham Stewart, Ryan Smith and Jake Caterer. The Panther boys are 1-1 and face a tough Marshfield team next Wednesday.
5)      Whitman-Hanson Girls Track and Field (1-1) lost to Plymouth North Friday evening 58-42.  Standout performances included Sophomore Myah Kamperides' wins in the 600 (1:51) and the 2 Mile (12:02) and Senior Captain Samantha Perkins win in the 55 Hurdles (9.84.)  Senior Ryley Hurley chipped in scoring in the 300 Meter run, Long Jump and as anchor of the winning 4 x 400 team, as did Sophomore April Keyes who scored in the 55 Hurdles, 300 and High Jump.
6)      Our small but mighty gymnastics team represented WH well at the league meet this week despite more than half the team battling or recovering from illness.  The girls improved their beam score by more than one full point.  They will host Marshfield and Hingham Tuesday at MGC in Pembroke.
7)      The Whitman Hanson /Silver Lake girls hockey team beat Archbishop Williams on New Years day, 7-3 at the Sportspllex in Canton for their 2nd win in a row. Alyssa Murphy led the way with 2 goals and an assist, also scoring goals were Bridget Cardarelli, Cassandra Martin (her first high school goal), Ellie Grady, Emily McDonald and Shea Kelleher. Kat Gilbert and Rylee Moran played net.   The team then beat Newton North last night 1-0 in Watertown for their 3rd win in a row. Alyssa Murphy scored the lone goal of the game while Kat Gilbert played stellar in goal for the shutout. The next game is Wednesday 1/8 at 6:00 vs. Hingham at Rockland Arena.
8)      Our swim team spent much of the break working hard to prep for the rest of the season.  WHAM swimming returns to action tomorrow (Monday) at home against Rockland.
9)      Whitman-Hanson Panther Wrestling hosted its annual Tournament Saturday. The Panthers feared well finishing in 12th out of 16 teams with 79 points. Winning the tournament with 191.5 points was Brockton.  The tournament is always a great example of how this group of student-athletes, coaches and parents come together to work hard to put on a first class tournament.
Place winners for the Panthers included Joe Boss 3rd at 106 pounds, Damari Goldsmith Greene also finished 3rd at 138 pounds. Steve Brooks was the lone finalist for WH finishing 2nd at 160 pounds while Tyler Cullinan finished in 5th at 170 pounds.  
Next up for the Panthers is Marshfield HS at Marshfield on Tuesday 1/7/20. 
The Panthers are 0-1 in the Patriot League and 0-1 overall.

Sunday, December 15, 2019


The winter sports season kicked off over the weekend with a lot of exciting action.  A reminder that schedules are available at and on the MIAA App. 

1)    Ed Collins exploded for three first period goals to power the boys hockey team to a 5-3 win over Pembroke on Saturday night.  John Hagan and John Ward also scored while Jack Allen and Chris Stoddard had 2 assists each. Bob Siders had 18 saves in net for WH.  The team is off most of the week before returning to the ice on Saturday at Duxbury.
2)    Whitman-Hanson Wrestlers traveled to Oliver Ames Saturday for the season opener tournament. Overall the Panthers wrestled very well. Taking home the Championship at 160 pounds was Senior Captain Steve Brooks with 4 Falls all in the first period for a cumulative total time of just 4:16. Placing 4th at 138 pounds was Junior Captain Damari Goldsmith Green. WH finished the day in 12 place out of 16 teams with 61 team points. Next up is Patriot League foe Silver Lake at WH on Wednesday December 18th at 6:30pm.

3)    The girls hockey team had a tough task against a strong Canton team on Saturday and dropped a 5-0 decision.  They are back in action Tuesday night in Billerica.

4)    The Swim Teams opened the season with a sweep of Durfee, 93-81 on the girls side and 92-63 for the boys.  Brian Pham had a big day coming in first in both 200 yard Free-Style with a time on 1:57:21 and 100 yard Free-Style with a time of 51:85 and assisted in both first place finishes in the 200 and 400 yard Free-Style Relay. In girls swimming Maddison Navicky came in first in both the 50 yard Free-Style with a time of 27:70 and 100 yard Back-stroke with a time of 1:22:44 and also assisted in first place in the 400 Free-Style relay. Mariella Crowley first time ever with swimming the 200yard Medley with a time of 3:35 alone with swimming the 500 Free and assisting in the 400 Free-Style relay. Katelyn Sweeney First time in the 100 Yard Butterfly did an amazing job with the time of 1:54:41 and also assisted in the 200 medley relay, 200 Free relay, and 400 Free relay. Erin Tilley received her personal best time in the 100 yard Free-Style with the time of 1:24:05 along with assisting in the 200 Medley relay and the 400 Free-Style relay.   

5)    The girls basketball team was outlasted by Hingham on Friday night by a score of 51-37. Hingham came out of the gate red hot and went on a 9-0 run and forced Whitman Hanson to call a timeout. Whitman-Hanson fought its way back and cut the deficit to 3 (26-23) at halftime. Whitman-Hanson was paced by Erin Kelly and Reese Codero with 6 points each. Whitman-Hanson (0-1, 0-1) is back in action Tuesday night when they open up at home against Quincy.

6)    The boys basketball team led most of the night against visiting Hingham but the Panthers let a double digit lead disappear as they dropped the opener 64-62.  Junior Nate Amado powered the team with 17 points and 10 rebounds while fellow junior Cole Levangie added 13.  The team travels to Quincy on Tuesday in Patriot League action.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Boys Hockey tryouts/practice

Tryout schedule

Mon      ice Rockland 215                              Weight room 345

Tue        ice Bavis 220                                       Weight room 345

Wed      ice Rockland 215                               Weight room 345  ( Teams split up after practice)



Sunday, December 1, 2019

Girls Basketball

Girls basketball has tryouts at the following times:
Freshman and sophomores 150-350

Juniors and seniors 330-6


Wrestling Practice (No cuts - everyone makes it as long as you are working hard and are committed to getting better)

Saturday 10-11:30 Cafe/Track

If you are not going home before practice you need to be in the library doing homework or with a teacher, you cannot be walking around the school.


The indoor track team is a great option for all students.  You will improve your athleticism, make great friends and understand what it means to be on a team.  No one gets cut.

Tomorrow (Monday) we will meet on the Indoor walking track at 2:30.  Both teams will then be instructed that practice will begin on the outdoor track on days when the temperature is 35+ degrees.  On days colder than that we will start indoors.

WH Athletics

A new season of athletics begins tomorrow and we couldn’t be more excited.  We are hoping to break our record for student participation and we believe this is very possible because we have so many non-cut opportunities.  Students of all ability levels are welcome in these sports: Indoor track, swimming, gymnastics and wrestling.  Both boys and girls hockey also will have rosters that can accommodate players of moderate ability levels assuming all safety concerns can be met.  To join a team simply log on to and fill out the permission slip.  There you will also find the registration checklist.

We had a great rally right before the break.  We want to thank everyone who helped make it possible especially our athletic captains.  Check out these great pictures provided by Sue Moss -

Very often you might hear us talk about our Panthers acronym and wonder what it is.  We hope all of our students not only understand each letter but bring each one to life.

Panthers - P Precision: a ridiculous attention to detail. Our players do not cut corners or do things ALMOST the right way. We take pride in building winning habits especially with the smallest details.

A Attitude: attitudes are contagious. How we deal with setback and failure is crucial to building on our growth mindset. Smile and have fun while still competing with a hard nosed approach.

N - Noble/Nurturing:Noble players have strong character in and off the court.Your reputation is what we think you are but your character is who you really are.Nurturing is helping your teammates grow and learn on and off the court. Nurturing means you are eager to teach and help

T is Talking and Communicating: our gym is always loud and our players have conversations on and off the court. Communicating is as much about listening as it is about talking. We use names and give meaningful information.

H is Hustle: we sprint into drills, we move with a sense of purpose in all that we do, we never slack of or demonstrate any sense of laziness.

E is to enhance: our players look for every opportunity to make the team a better place. Our players are always asking themselves what they can do to contribute to our team.

R is reminders - our players strive to give two reminders per minute - on and off the court we help each other think the game. We are thankful and appreciative when a teammate gives a reminder.

S is spirit: a quiet gym is a losing gym. Our players, not our coaches, provide the energy in the gym. We celebrate each teammates successes. We push each other with enthusiasm- this doesn’t stop when we are tired. This is when we get louder and find the second wind

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Boys Basketball Tryouts

Boys Basketball 
Monday December 2nd
Freshmen – 1:49pm-3:39pm
Grade 10 – 3:29pm-5:28pm
Grades 11/12 5:18pm-?

Tuesday December 3rd
Freshmen – 1:49pm-3:39pm
Grade 10 – 3:29pm-5:28pm
Grades 11/12 5:18pm-?
 (some sophomores may be asked to tryout with varsity and some juniors asked to tryout with JV)

Wednesday December 4th 
Freshmen – 1:49pm-3:39pm
Grade 10 – 3:29pm-5:28pm
Grades 11/12 5:18pm-?
 (The varsity team will be selected at the conclusion of this tryout, freshmen and JV will make first cuts after this tryout with the hope of making final cuts by Friday)

Thursday December 5th
Freshmen – 1:49pm-3:39pm
Varsity – 3:39pm- (team dinner after practice)
JV -  5:59pm-7:59pm

Friday December 6th 
Freshmen – 1:49pm-3:39pm
JV – 3:39pm-5:38pm
Grades 11/12 5:28pm-?

Saturday December 7th
Freshmen/JV: 7:30-9:29am
Varsity: Scrimmage 9:39am-

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Weekly Update

These are special days at Whitman Hanson with many of our student athletes competing in the post season and with it our seniors playing their final games of their careers.  Each senior night is special in its own way but for the girls soccer team, it was a night no one will soon forget as World Cup Champion Samantha Mewis joined us and was inducted into the athletic hall of fame at half time.  Samantha demonstrated once again why she is so loved in Panther nation.  She not only signed every autograph, but she took the time to talk to and inspire all of the young soccer players who braved the rain to join us.  Please check out our facebook page (search Whitman Hanson) for more from this special evening.

The student-athletes in the Whitman Hanson athletic department will be honoring the veterans in our community next week by performing free community service for any veteran in either town.  If you are a veteran or know of someone who could benefit from an “Army” of student athletes doing a yard cleanup or other chores around the house, please email me at .  The team of students will be doing the work from 10am-noon on Veterans Day.

A reminder to all student athletes that in order to be allowed to play sports at Whitman Hanson you must be making satisfactory progress in the classroom.  With the winter season coming up, students are reminded that you could be told you cannot tryout for your team if you are not making your classwork a top priority.  Students should be staying after for extra help and doing all they can to be sure that grades do not prevent them from playing this winter.  Also, if you want to play a winter sport, your parents must sign you up online at .  Please check the list in the athletic hallway to be sure your name is on the list.  If it is not, this means your parents have not filled out the permission slip.  Also be sure you have a valid physical (physicals expire 13 months from the day it was performed) and a valid impact test.

Now to our update for each fall team:

1)      The volleyball team wrapped up a terrific season with a hard fought 3-2 (10-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-10, 13-15) loss at Durfee High School on Halloween in the first round of the MIAA Division 1 South State Tournament.  Senior captain Alexis Connolly played her heart out, she led the team in kills with an impressive 20. Sophomore Lily Welch was not far behind with 19 kills. Welch led the team in solo blocks with 5. Senior captain Maya Faich was a strong presence in the back row with 15 digs. Faich also did not make a single service error in her 27 serves; she did, however, serve 3 aces. The Panthers end there season 8-6 in the league, 0-1 in the state tournament.
2)      The Whitman Hanson football team saw its playoff life come to an end Friday with a 41-12 loss against Stoughton.  The Panthers were lead by CJ Guiliani who had 133 yards rushing on 20 carries and scored a touchdown. Jason Murphy ran for 60 yards on 12 carries and was 10-12 passing for 127 yards. Tom George had a great night on the defensive side with 3 pass break ups and 4 tackles,  Colby Garden scored on a 58 yard flea flicker from Murphy.  While the team is out of the playoffs, under the MIAA format the season continues with two weeks of consolation games.  The Panthers will host Scituate Friday night at 7pm and the following Friday will travel to Bridgewater Raynham.  This year the Thanksgiving game will be on the road at Abington.
3)      The girls soccer team wrapped up the year by beating a tough Notre Dame team of Hingham, 2-0 on Thursday night.  Kelsee Wozniak got the Panthers on the board when she collected the ball in  midfield and raced 30yds before depositing the ball in the back of the net. Despite constant pressure the Panthers had to settle for a 1-0 lead at the half. Whitman Hanson continued the pressure and doubled their lead when Nora Manning took an Olivia Borgen cross and fired it into the goal. The defense of Erin Wood, Sam Perkins, Ava Melia and Courtney Woodward was outstanding all night and helped keepers Kylee Colclough and Reese Codero earn the shutout. Whitman Hanson finishes the regular season with a 15-1-2 record and with it the number 3 seed in the Division 1 tournament which starts on Tuesday night here at Whitman Hanson as the Panthers host Braintree High School.
4)      The boys soccer team wrapped up the regular season with an impressive 9-3 win over East Bridgewater.  Senior captain Jason Brodeur scored 3 for W-H while fellow Senior captain Steve Kelly scored 2. Senior captain Andrew Sullivan played well in net. Steve Bagley played very well in the back. Adam Milewski, Brendan Nehiley, Joèl Arsenault and Jacob Donovan all scored for W-H.
The team finishes with an overall record of 10-7-2 and 6-6-1 in the Patriot League.  The Panthers travel to Bishop Feehan for a 2pm first round tournament game on Monday.
5)      The cross country teams fresh off their outstanding performances at the league meet, spent the week tuning up for the Eastern Mass meet at Wrentham on November 9th.
6)      In golf, Junior Aidan Miller fired a solid round of 84 at states to wrap up the Panther golf season.  The good news is we have him back for another year.  Great job Aidan.
7)      Our cheerleaders fresh of their league title hosted their annual fall invitational and had a terrific performance taking first place in their division.  The girls will now compete in the Abington Invitational on Wednesday as they continue to gear up for regionals and states.