Saturday, October 20, 2018

Whitman Hanson girl's soccer




The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team prevailed 5-1 in a non-league game with Rockland. Whitman Hanson's Kelsee Wozniak scored two quick goals in the first half and the Panthers never looked back. Zoe Cox, Riley Bina and Emily Blake all added single tallies to account for the scoring. Keepers Skylar Kuzmich and Reese Codero split the duties in net. Courtney Woodward, Sam Perkins, Olivia Johnson and Erin Wood had strong defensive games. The Panthers are now 10-1-3.

 


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It was exciting for me to return to Franklin Park today with 14 great kids who had the opportunity to run an historic, albeit a difficult and demanding, course.  It was also a good test against some very talented teams from other divisions as well as our own.  The girls race was run first with three Panthers winning medals for their efforts.  Tori Boss (41st, 22:01), Maeve McDonough (42nd, 22:02) and Niki Kamperides (45th, 22:06) were impressive.  On the boys side, three athletes also took home medals. Leading the way for W-H were Theo Kamperides (33rd, 18:09), Brandon Hager (41st, 18:28) and Adam Solari (49th, 18:52.) 

Full results for the Girls can be found here:

http://www.coolrunning.com/results/18/ma/Oct20_58thAn_set3.shtml

and for the Boys:

http://www.coolrunning.com/results/18/ma/Oct20_58thAn_set4.shtml

Each of the athletes running today's race will take the next two days (Sunday AND Monday) off to prepare for our final dual meet versus Plymouth South at home Tuesday afternoon.

ALL other athletes will have practice Monday at 2:30.



Friday, October 19, 2018

WH Football

Whitman-Hanson 21 Plymouth North 0

Great defense and a ground and Pound offense was the key to The Panthers win.

Sean Joanis and Brendan Frawley had big nights for the defense and Tom George had an interception.

The offensive line of Justin Mara, Ryan Trongone, Declan Meehan Aiden Cafferty, Quinn Sweeney and CJ Guiliani led the way.

Ethan Phelps 17 carried for 124 yards and three touchdowns.

Ryan Schwede was 5-7 passing 40 yards

Score by quarter
WH 0 14 0 7
PN 0 0 0 0

2nd
Ethan Phelps 19 yard run ( Jake O'Brien kick)
Phelps 25 yard run ( O'Brien Kick)
4th
Phelps 41 yard run ( O'Brien kick)



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WH Volleyball Battles Tough

Whitman-Hanson volleyball traveled to Marshfield Friday for a non-league match and suffered a tough loss 2-3. The set scores were 25-20 (WH), 20-25 (M), 25-19 (WH), 23-25 (M) and 10-15 (M). The Panthers began the match strong but were unable to keep up with the Ram's energy on the court. Leaders on the court include Junior middle Ella Sweeney with 6 kills, Senior outside Allison Hanlon with 7 kills and Senior middle Erin Leahy with 9 kills. Senior defensive specialist Kayla Crawford and Senior Tri-captain libero Nicole Scott held the backrow strong with consistent defense. Junior tri-captain Alexis Connolly racked up points with a strong serve. The Panthers are 5-10 overall, 5-8 in league play and host Plymouth South on Tuesday 10/23 at 4pm

 

WH Field Hockey Falls at Home

The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played against the Duxbury Dragons and lost 2-0. Duxbury dominated the game offensively and challenged the Panther Defense practically the entire first half. The Panthers gave up a goal on a penalty corner, which gave Duxbury a 1-0 lead. In the second half, the Panthers were pushing the ball past the 50 year line, however, the Duxbury defense was stopping Panther rushes. The Dragons continued to attack the Panther's defense. Maddie Savicke, goalie for the Panthers, was outstanding. She made well over 20 saves throughout the game. The Panthers defense did everything to clear the ball and stop the onslaught of Duxbury forwards. The Panthers defense was stellar having to deal with the Dragons in their zone. Duxbury was able to score a second goal on a defensive breakdown.

Patriot League
1-8-3

Non-League
2-8-6

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Golf Season Officially Ends

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> The Whitman Hanson Panther Golf squad closed their season today at South Shore Country Club, falling to the league champion Hingham Harbormen 229-256.
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> Despite the loss, the Panthers finished the season strong with their performance. Captain Owen Manning came out in front again with a 4 over par performance, while sophomore Graham Stewart shot 5 over par, 41. Senior captain Ed Scriven also played well with his 7 over par day and juniors Ian Brown and Brian Fox and sophomore Aidan Miller all contributed with their 8 over par performances.
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> The team finished the season at 6-11 overall and 5-9 in the league. On Tuesday, Owen will rep the team in the state tournament qualifying round at Easton Country Club, where he is poised to do some damage.
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> Thanks to all players, parents, and administration for helping to make this season enjoyable. Congratulations to our four seniors for their commitment and dedication to the team, and good luck to Owen next week.
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WH GIrls Post Road Win

The Whitman Hanson girls soccer team defeated Patriot league rival Silver Lake 2-1. The Panthers got on the board with 5 minutes to go in the first when Riley Bina took a Zoe Cox cross and fired a left footed shot into the side of the net. Silver Lake tied it up just before halftime. Whitman Hanson continued to apply pressure when Erin Wood picked up a loose ball and fired it into the net for the game winner. Whitman Hanson had 19 shots on goal and many were turned away by the Silver Lake keeper. Samantha Smith, Courtney Woodward, Sam Perkins and Erin Wood were strong defensively for the Panthers. Kelsee Wozniak, Nora Manning and Alexis Billings all had strong games. Keeper Skylar Kuzmich recorded 8 saves for the win. Whitman Hanson is now 9-1-3 on the season.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

WH Volleyball

Whitman-Hanson volleyball traveled to Hingham Wednesday for a league match and suffered a tough loss 0-3. The set scores were 10-25 (H), 14-25 (H) and 16-25 (H).  The Panthers began the match slow but gained momentum into the third set. Whitman Hanson couldn't keep up with the fast-paced Harbormen. Senior tri-captain libero Nicole Scott carried the team in defense and spirit. Senior outside Allison Hanlon swung hard for 5 kills. The Panthers are 5-9 overall, 5-8 in league play and travel to Marshfield on Friday 10/19.

 


Field Hockey

The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played on the road against the Plymouth North Eagles and lost 5-0. The Panthers and Eagles played the first half to 0-0 tie. The second half opened up with the Eagles scoring the first goal, and they never looked back. When the score became 5-0, Lauren Clark was relentlessly challenging the defense of the Eagles. The Panthers had some opportunities to score in the closing minutes, but could not capitalize.

Patriot League
1-6-2
Overall
2-7-6




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WH Golf

The Panthers faced off against Pembroke and East Bridgewater in a trimatch at Ridder today. They beat the Pembroke Titans 260-261, but fell to the East Bridgewater Vikings 255-260.

Their record is now 6-9 with their final match tomorrow at Hingham.

Today was also senior night for the Panthers. The four seniors, captain Owen Manning, captain Ed Scriven, Pat Dever, and Griffin Pulkinen were celebrated and cheered on as they walked off the 9th green for the final time as a member of the school squad. Big shoutout to the parents and families for coming out and supporting them on their special day. Also, thank you to Sue Moss who came to capture the memorable day with pictures that can later be found on the school athletic page.

Even though the team is now out of contention for the state tournament, captain Owen will be representing the team on Tuesday at Easton Country Club - he was great again in his play today with a 3 over 37.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Girls soccer






Whitman Hanson girls' soccer to a 1-1 tie. Samantha Smith scored midway through the first half to put the Panthers up 1-0. The score remained that way until Duxbury scored off a corner with 5 minutes remaining.  Sam Perkins, Courtney Woodward, Erin Wood, Olivia Johnson all had strong defensive games while Alexis Billings and Kelsee Wozniak turned in strong performances.

 

 




Patriot League Boys’ Varsity

> Whitman- Hanson travelled to Duxbury in a Patriot League game. It was an exciting game from the start. Senior Nolan Clack started the scoring for W-H, being fed by Brendan Nehiley. Duxbury would score soon after to make it 1-1. In the 15th minute Jason Brodeur scores a brilliant goal, assisted from Nolan Clack. Duxbury scored the next 3, making it 4-2. W-H scored next, penalty kick scored by Brendan Nehiley made it 4-3. Duxbury finished exciting first half with a goal to make it 5-3. Duxbury added 2 more to make it 7-3.
> W-H is 3-10-1 overall, and 1-9-1 in the Patriot League.

Patriot League Cross Country (Whitman-Hanson)

BOYS


The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country team (3-4) downed the visiting Scituate Sailors 21-40. The Panthers placed 8 of the top 10 runners with SO Theo Kamperides (1st, 17:44) and JR Brandon Hager (2nd, 17:48) leading the way. Also scoring for the Panthers on its home 5K course were SO Liam Cafferty (5th, 18:40), FR Evan Jewett (6th, 18:41), and JR Captain Adam Solari (7th, 18:45.) Also running well for W-H were JR Nick Hanley (8th, 18:48), SO Chris MacDonald (9th, 18:53) and SO Matt Butler (10th, 18:59.)


GIRLS


The Whitman Hanson Girls Cross Country team (3-4) placed 6 of the top 7 runners in its 18-44 win over Scituate Tuesday afternoon. JR Tori Boss (1st, 21:28) , SR Captain Maeve McDonough (2nd, 21:47), JR Niki Kamperides (4th, 22:13), SR Dorothy DiMascio-Donohue (5th, 23:01) and FR Sarah Boulger (6th, 23:04) all scored for the Panthers on its 5K course. Also performing well were FR Anna Flynn (7th, 23:09) and JR Tori Carleton (9th, 23:29.)






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Golf Falls at Marshfield

The WH golf team lost at Marshfield, 256-280.

Junior Matt Korzec was the bright spot for the Panthers today with his 6 over par performance, with captain Owen followed with an 8 over.

The team hosts East Bridgewater and Pembroke tomorrow for the final home match of the season. It was also be a very special night for the 4 seniors on the team, as they will play the course for the last time in the Panther uniform on senior night.

The Panthers are currently sitting at 5-7 overall with three matches left. They need to win all three to earn a spot in the state tournament qualifying round.



Monday, October 15, 2018

WH Golf Slump Continues

The Whitman Hanson Golf team can't seem to right the ship as the drop another one to Hingham at Ridder today 229-248 to fall to 5-7 overall.

Senior captain Owen Manning continued his team medalist streak with a 4 over par performance while senior Pat Dever played well with his 5 over par, 39. The Harbormen were too talented from top to bottom for the Panthers to keep up with, but are still in the hunt to make the tournament.

They travel to Marshfield Country Club in an exhibition match against Marshfield before they host a trimatch against East Bridgewater and Pembroke on Wednesday, which also happens to be their senior night.


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WH Volleyball vs. Silver Lake 10/15

Whitman-Hanson volleyball traveled to Silver Lake Monday for a league match and the Panthers won 3-1. The set scores were 25-27 (SL), 25-14 (WH), 25-19 (WH) and 25-18 (WH). The Panthers dropped the first set but played strong to win the last 3. The Panthers played tough in new defensive positioning. Leaders on the court include Senior outside Allison Hanlon with a standout match and 15 kills, Junior defensive specialist Julia Harrington with fast defense and consistent serves and Junior Tri-captain Alexis Connolly played aggressive at the net and served hard for her team. The Panthers are 5-8 overall, 5-7 in league play and travel to Hingham on Wednesday 10/17.

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The Week Ahead

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Weekly Update


These are busy and exciting days in Whitman-Hanson athletics.  However, Friday was also a scary night at the football game when one of our officials collapsed during the game on the field.  There have been a lot of conflicting stories about what happened so I think it is important we provide an accurate account.  The most important news is that the official is doing well and at last report was undergoing tests to determine why he collapsed.  I spoke to his wife Saturday morning and she said he was feeling much better. 

When he collapsed on the field Friday, he received immediate medical attention from several people including an off duty EMT, our trainer Lexie Watkins and a few other experienced professionals.  The ambulance arrived in a matter of minutes (in part because one was already en route to handle a leg injury for a player).  Our portable AED was on the Silver Lake sideline in our athletic trainer’s cart.  Sophomore Jack Sweeney ran across the field and quickly delivered it to the scene while simultaneously senior captain Ethan Phelps sprinted to the halftime building and got our back up AED and also delivered that one.

The official always maintained a pulse and he never needed the use of the AED.  All of our teams undergo emergency response training and are tested annually in an emergency simulation by our trainer.  Ethan and Jack promptly acted because they knew how important those AED machines are in these situations. 

We were lucky that Friday night was a major athletic event and we had so many medical personnel readily available.  We run our emergency response training and drills so that our students and coaches are prepared in the event something like this happens with no professional medical assistance available.  All of our students and coaches know where the AED is located and have a series of protocols they know to follow to be sure the patient receives the best treatment as quickly as possible.

There were so many people who contributed to a positive outcome on Friday and there are too many to name individually.  However, I would be remiss if I did not recognize Whitman Hanson football parent Jim Sweeney who is a Scituate EMT.  Jim quickly sprinted on to the field and took command of the situation.  His professionalism and knowledge was instrumental in the medical treatment.  Our athletic trainer Lexie Watkins was also right there providing excellent care as well. Once again thank you to everyone who has wished the official well and for the support for our entire staff and community.

Hall of Fame
A few weeks ago, we received permission from the school committee to proceed with our plans to establish a Whitman Hanson Athletic Hall of Fame.  We formed a small committee consisting of current and former coaches, community members and current and former players.  We will begin accepting nominations immediately.  The link to the nomination form is available at www.whathletics.com  (here is a direct link to the form - https://fs17.formsite.com/WHathletics/form64/index.html ).

 There are four categories of nominations: Player, Coach, Team and Contributor.  Here are some guidelines for nominations:

1) Former Whitman-Hanson Regional High School student/athletes will be eligible to be nominated for membership any time after the 5th anniversary of the graduation of their original class from high school, and must have attended Whitman-Hanson Regional High School for at least two years.
2) A coach's eligibility will be based upon a high degree of competency and success. A candidate must have contributed toward promoting sound educational values to his/her athletes. Coaches are eligible for induction 3 years after leaving their coaching position within the Whitman-Hanson Regional High School athletic department. The 3 year “waiting period” can be waived if the nominee has a significant medical issue.  Also, an active coach can be inducted if they have been coaching at Whitman-Hanson at least 20 years and reached the age of 65.
3) An athletic team's eligibility will be based upon the success of the team.  The team shall be eligible after the 10th anniversary of the graduation of the seniors on that team.
4) The Contributor Award will be given to the individual/s, who have given their selfless time and energy toward the benefit of an individual team, or to the athletic programs in general.  Not every induction class must have a Contributor award.

The first class of inductions will take place next fall and the committee hopes to announce their selections by this spring.

Vaping
We were very happy that the school year started with no incidents of vaping in school.  However, in recent weeks there have been several incidents in which students have broken this important rule which is intended for their safety and health.   A violation of this rule comes with serious consequences including a 3 day suspension from school.  In addition, student athletes receive an MIAA chemical health violation which comes with several penalties.
1)     On first offense a 25% suspension from their current or next sport.  A second offense results in a 60% suspension.
2)     Loss of all leadership positions for one year
3)     Violators become ineligible to be elected to league all-star teams during the season in which they serve a suspension.

Students who vape or break the other provisions of the MIAA chemical health rule (drink alcohol, use drugs, attend parties etc) are letting their teammates down.  Even if a player does not get caught breaking the rule, just the fact that they are willing to gamble their commitment to their teammates shows they do not really care about the team or teammates.  The best teams make a collective commitment to live up to these rules so they will all be there for each other the entire season.  Peer pressure doesn’t always have to be a negative thing.  Positive peer pressure to do the right thing also works.

Sports Psychology Group
We have still have not officially named our group but this past Thursday approximately 20 students got up early and joined us on the late start day for our first meeting.  Ms. Robichaud, Ms. Shait, Dr. Jones and I were impressed by these students who participated in productive conversations in our initial meeting.  We will be advertising the next date soon and we would love to see even more students join.  We will be covering everything from visualization, performance anxiety, depression, time management, stress, happiness and much more.   

Now here is quick rundown on each team….

1)      Our football team jumped out to a 14-0 lead on Silver Lake Friday in the first 3 minutes of the game.  However, things stalled from there and the Lakers kept it close (14-6) for much of the rest of the night until the Panthers blew it open in the final quarter.  Here is the scoring summary:
7 Jacob Nixon 57 reception from Rian Schwede Jake O'Brien kick good WH
17 Ethan Phelps 7 run  O'Brien kick good WH
5 Sean Waters 70 reception kick no good SL
6 Nate Beath 2 run Ryan Schwede conversion run WH
10 Ryan Downing 76 reception from Schwede  O'Brien kick WH

Rian Schwede has been on fire the last couple of weeks.  Friday he was 7-12 passing for 158 yards, 2 touchdowns and he caught a big interception.  Nate Beath continues his excellent season carrying the ball 8 times for 56 yards and a touchdown.  Ethan Phelps carried it 10 times for 64 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively Quinn Sweeney led the attack with a sack and 5 tackles (2 for a loss).  Sean Joanis had 6 tackles and an interception while Ryan Trongone had 7 tackles.

The team is now 4-2 and currently sits in 4th place in the 12 team Division 3 bracket.  If they can win at Plymouth North on Friday the Panthers will secure their first home playoff game under the new post season format.

2)      The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team improved to 8-1-2 on the season and secured a place in the MIAA state tournament with a 3-0 win over Plymouth North on Friday. Both defenses played strong in the first half and the Panthers finally broke through when Riley Bina ran on to a long ball from Courtney Woodward and blasted it into the back of the net. With the score 1-0 at half the Panthers came out strong in the second half and went up 2-0 when Nora Manning received a nice pass from Kelsee Wozniak and slotted a left footed shot by the keeper. Delaney Hall rounded out the scoring after taking a perfect cross from Zoe Cox turning and firing a shot into the side of the net. Keepers Skylar Kuzmich and Reese Codero combined for the shutout. Olivia Johnson, Erin Wood, Courtney Woodward, Ava Melia and Sam Perkins were strong defensively while Olivia Borgen and Alexis Billings turned in strong games in the midfield.  The Panthers have a big week ahead as they play host to Duxbury Tuesday at 6:30pm, travel to Silver Lake Thursday at 6:30pm and host Rockland on Saturday at noon.
3)      The boys soccer team has hit a rough patch of late and has yet to play a game with everyone healthy and available.  The team is currently 3-8-1 and will travel to Duxbury on Tuesday.
4)      The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country team (2-3) downed Silver Lake at home Wednesday afternoon 24-37. 
Scoring for the Panthers on its 5k course were SO Theo Kamperides (2nd, 18:05), JR Brandon Hager (4th, 18:35), FR Evan Jewett (5th, 18:48), JR Captain Adam Solari (6th, 18:55) and SO Matt Butler (7th, 19:12.) Also running well for WH were JR Nick Hanley (8th, 19:32), SO Liam Cafferty (9th, 19:40) and SO Chris MacDonald (10th, 19:45.) 
5)      Whitman-Hanson Girls Cross Country (2-3) placed 6 of the top 7 runners to defeat Silver Lake at home Wednesday afternoon. Scoring for the Panthers in the 5K race were JR Tori Boss (2nd, 22:08), JR Niki Kamperides (3rd, 22:12), SR Captain Maeve Rooney (4th, 22:59), SR Captain Maeve McDonough (5th, 23:26) and SR Dorothy DiMascio-Donohue (6th, 23:26.) JR Tori Carleton placed 7th overall in 24:00. 
6)      The volleyball teams best performance of the week came on Tuesday when they recorded an impressive 3-0 over the Blue Eagles.  Senior middle Erin Leahy was on fire all match with 9 total kills. Junior tri-captain right side Olivia Martin got the team going with a strong kill and aggressive play in the first set. Junior tri-captain libero Nicole Scott recorded 16 digs in the match. The Panthers are 4-8 overall, 4-7 in league play.  One other note, Friday marked the last home game for senior Kylie Gervasio who will be returning to Brazil for a couple of weeks (she will be back for the season finale on the road).  The team celebrated her and her family with a pre game ceremony. She then went out and recorded 23 assists.  The girls travel to Silver Lake Monday.
7)      The field hockey team continues its amazing season, posting their 4th straight tie on Tuesday, 2-2 against perennial powerhouse Hanover.  Robin Goyette found the back of the net and then Delanie MacDonald joined her on the scoresheet seconds after.   In the second half, the Panthers defense took over.  Hanover had many opportunities to tie the game, but goalie Madison Savicke and her defense were relentless at stopping opportunities.  Hanover was able to put one past the defense with just two minutes left in the game to tie the score.  The team is 2-5-6 overall and 1-5-3 in league play. The state tournament is still a possibility but the girls have their work cut out for them.  They need 9 points in their final 5 games.  The team travels to Plymouth South on Monday and Plymouth North on Wednesday before returning home Friday against Duxbury.
8)      The weather has wreaked havoc on all of our sports this fall but this is particularly true for golf.  They will have a match every day this week as they finish off their regular season.  They head into the final week with a record of 5-6 and need to finish .500 in order to qualify for post season play.  They suffered a crucial loss on Wednesday at home against Silver Lake, 242-254.  Sr. Captain Owen Manning was once again the team medalist with his 5 over par.
9)      Our cheerleading team is excited to start their competition season on Sunday when they travel to Oliver Ames.  The girls have been doing a lot of practicing and are ready to show off their new routine.  In addition, the team has been very involved in community service.  At Friday’s football game, they continued with the Whitman Hanson breast cancer fight with another Think Pink game.  The superfans supported the cause by dressing up in pink.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Whitman Hanson girls soccer



The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team improved to 8-1-2 on the season and secured a place in the MIAA state tournament with a 3-0 win over Patriot League foe Plymouth North. Both defenses played strong in the first half and the Panthers finally broke thru when Riley Bina ran on to a long ball from Courtney Woodward and blasted it into the back of the net. With the score 1-0 at half the Panthers came out strong in the second half and went up 2-0 when Nora Manning received a nice pass from Kelsee Wozniak and slotted a left footed shot by the keeper. Delaney Hall rounded out the scoring after taking a perfect cross from Zoe Cox turning and firing a shot into the side of the net. Keepers Skylar Kuzmich and Reese Codero combined for the shutout. Olivia Johnson, Erin Wood, Courtney Woodward,Ava Melia and Sam Perkins were strong defensively while Olivia Borgen and Alexis Billings turned in strong games in the midfield.




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Patriot League varsity soccer score.

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> Plymouth North travelled to Whitman- Hanson in a Patriot League game. Plymouth North got on the board in the first 3 minutes. The half ended 1-0. The second half Plymouth North was able to score twice to put the game away 3-0.
> W-H is 3-8-1 overall, 1-7-1 in the Patriot League.

Todays Soccer Schedule

Due to today's weather the game schedule has been adjusted to the following:

Boys jv at wh turf at 3pm (as close to that time as possible. (no halftime)
Boys varsity at wh turf 4:15pm

Freshmen girls at PN 330turf

Girls jv at PN turf 330pm

Freshmen boys at PN 530pm turf

Varsity girls at PN turf 530

Transportation schedule for today:
Freshmen girls and jv girls leave at 2pm

Freshmen boys (still wearing home uniforms) and varsity girls leave at 315pm

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

WH Volleyball vs. Duxbury 10/11




Whitman-Hanson volleyball hosted Duxbury Thursday for a league match and the Panthers lost 1-3. The set scores were 25-20 (WH), 15-25 (D), 15-25 (D) and 17-25 (D).  The Panthers played at a high intensity in the first set to win. WH was unable to keep up with the Dragon's tips and fast pace in the remaining sets. The Panthers played strong and communicated well as a team. Leaders on the court include senior setter Kylie Gervasio in her last home game as a panther with 23 assists. Senior outside Allison Hanlon was on fire with 8 kills along with senior middle Erin Leahy with 7 kills. Senior tri-captain libero Nicole Scott held the team strong in the back row with 17 successful digs.

The Panthers are 4-8 overall, 4-7 in league play and travel to Silver Lake on Monday 10/15.



Wednesday, October 10, 2018

whitman hanson girls' soccer

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team improved to 7-1-2 with a 1-0 win over Patriot league rival Scituate. Both teams battled to a 0-0 score at the half. Whitman Hanson got on the board when Kelsee Wozniak ran on to a through ball from Delaney Hall and out ran two Scituate defenders before sliding the ball in to the net. The Whitman Hanson defense of Samantha Smith, Sam Perkins, Erin Wood and Courtney Woodward were outstanding in front of keeper Skylar Kuzmich who made 7 saves in the goal. Olivia Borgen, and Riley Bina also had strong performances for the Panthers.


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Patriot League Cross Country Results Whitman-Hanson

BOYS


The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country team (2-3) downed Silver Lake at home Wednesday afternoon 24-37.

Scoring for the Panthers on its 5k course were SO Theo Kamperides (2nd, 18:05), JR Brandon Hager (4th, 18:35), FR Evan Jewett (5th, 18:48), JR Captain Adam Solari (6th, 18:55) and SO Matt Butler (7th, 19:12.) Also running well for WH were JR Nick Hanley (8th, 19:32), SO Liam Cafferty (9th, 19:40) and SO Chris MacDonald (10th, 19:45.)


GIRLS


Whitman-Hanson Girls Cross Country (2-3) placed 6 of the top 7 runners to defeat Silver Lake at home Wednesday afternoon. Scoring for the Panthers in the 5K race were JR Tori Boss (2nd, 22:08), JR Niki Kamperides (3rd, 22:12), SR Captain Maeve Rooney (4th, 22:59), SR Captain Maeve McDonough (5th, 23:26) and SR Dorothy DiMascio-Donohue (6th, 23:26.) JR Tori Carleton placed 7th overall in 24:00.



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Golf Team Can't Turn It Around

The Golf team dropped another match to Silver Lake today at Ridder 242-254. Whitman Hanson is now 5-6 on the season overall and 4-6 in the league.

Sr. Captain Owen Manning was once again the team medalist with his 5 over par performance, but it wasn't enough as Silver Lake was too good down the line.

The team travels to South Shore Country Club tomorrow to face against the Hingham Harbormen, weather permitting.





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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Field Hockey 10/09

The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played at home against the Hanover Indians and tied 2-2.  Hanover scored first right off a penalty corner in opening minutes of the game.  Thereafter, the Indians continued to dominate the offensive zone.  The Panthers began to move the ball with speed and agility toward the closing of the half and were able to score twice with one minute left in the period.  Robin Goyette found the back of the net and then Delanie MacDonald joined her on the scoresheet seconds after.   In the second half, the Panthers defense took over.  Hanover had many opportunities to tie the game, but goalie Madison Savicke and her defense were relentless at stopping opportunities.  Hanover was able to put one past the defense with just two minutes left in the game to tie the score.

 

Overall

2-5-6

 

Patriot League

1-5-3

 

 


WH Volleyball Records Road Win




Whitman-Hanson volleyball traveled to Plymouth North Tuesday for a league match and the Panthers won 3-0. The set scores were 25-17 (WH), 26-24 (WH) and 25-20 (WH).  The Panthers began the match with high energy and persevered through a close second set. The Panthers were especially inspired by their science teacher Mr.Dukeman, who pumped them up with words of encouragement before the match. Senior middle Erin Leahy was on fire all match with 9 total kills. Junior tri-captain right side Olivia Martin got the team going with a strong kill and aggressive play in the first set. Junior tri-captain libero Nicole Scott recorded 16 digs in the match. The Panthers are 4-7 overall, 4-6 in league play and host Duxbury Thursday 10/11.



Panther Golf Suffers Loss


The WH golf team suffered another big loss to Duxbury today at the Yacht Club 242-272 to fall to 5-5 overall and 4-5 in the league. 


Capt Owen Manning continues to lead the squad in scoring with his 5 over par 41, while junior Matt Korzec finished with a 7 over par performance. 



The team is home tomorrow against SL in a must win revenge match. 




Monday, October 8, 2018

Patriot League Boys’ Varsity Soccer

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> Quincy travelled to Whitman- Hanson today and Quincy got out to good start by putting W-H under pressure and they were rewarded in the 14th minute. Score was 1-0 at halftime. In the 45th minute W-H senior Nolan Clack scored to make it 1-1. Less than a minute later Quincy scored to make in 2-1 and never looked back. Quincy added another in the 65th minute to make it 3-1.
> W-H is 3-7-1 overall and 1-6-1 in the Patriot League.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Weekly Recap


Homecoming weekend was a huge success once again and a big thank you goes out to Student Council and its advisors Mrs. Scott and Mr. Moriarty for helping make it such a fun weekend for our students with the dance on Saturday - a big thank you to all of the teachers who chaperoned.

Friday night the football team kicked it all off with a huge win (more on that later) in front of a large hometown crowd.  This also marked the debut of our brand new video scoreboard.  Mr. Casey, one of our amazing teachers here at Whitman-Hanson, built many of the flashy elements that we displayed on the board.  In addition, we showcased many of the clubs and classes here at Whitman Hanson by displaying slides teachers and advisors sent in.

Dr. Jones started the night with a message welcoming the alumni and inviting our current students to tweet their favorite part of being a Panther.  Two Fans, Presley Cray and Alyssa Invernizzi, won the superfan super seats by sharing their thoughts.  Presley said, “the best part about being a Panther is the immense support by classmates throughout all clubs, sports and after school activities.”  Alyssa said, “The best part about being a Panther is the amazing experience at the games and at school.  Awesome Sportsmanship!”

One of the highlights of the night was our annual Parade of Champions.  The baseball team, boys basketball team and cheerleaders marched on to the field at halftime and were greeted by superintendent Jeff Szymaniak and principal Dr. Christopher Jones.  Baseball won their second straight league title last spring while boys basketball won their third straight league championship.  The cheerleaders won virtually everything last year, taking both fall and winter league titles and both state championships as well!

Be sure to read our entire recap so you learn about a great new group we are starting.

Now to the recap:

1)      The football team was dominant on Friday shutting out Quincy, 39-0.  Senior captain Rian Schwede had a monster game passing for a touchdown, catching a TD pass and running for another.  Senior captain Ethan Phelps was a force on both sides of the ball and got the night off to a strong start with an 18 yard touchdown run.  He finished the night with 8 carries for 92 yards.  Billy Martell carried it 6 times for 61 yards and a touchdown.  Junior John Zeidan threw his first career TD Pass.  Senior captain Jacob Nixon caught an 11 yard touchdown pass and Nate Beath had a 2 yard run.  Quinn Sweeney and Beath were both immense on defense all night.  The Panthers improve to 3 and 2 and play host to Silver Lake on Friday in the final regular season home game of the season.  The Panthers control their own destiny in their quest to host their first every playoff game.  If they can win their remaining games they will clinch a top 4 spot and a home game in round 1.
2)      Our field hockey team showed tremendous resiliency this week rallying 3 times to earn important ties.  In their final game of the week, the Lady Panthers travelled to Silver Lake and came back from a 2-0 deficit.  Midway through the second half, Freshmen Lauren Dunn got her first goal of the season with the helper from Robin Goyette.  The Panthers kept the ball in the Laker end and got another tally 5 minutes later.  Lauren Clark scored her third of the season and Zoe Lydon earned the assist.  The girls play under the lights Tuesday as they play host to Hanover.  At 2-5-5 on the season, the team is still in strong contention for a post season berth.
3)      The girls soccer team still remains tied atop the Keenan Division with defending champion Hingham.  The Panthers battled to a scoreless tie at Hingham.  Samantha Smith, Sam Perkins, Emily Blake and Erin Wood were strong defensively for the Panthers. Keeper Senior captain Skylar Kuzmich made 9 saves in goal for the shutout. Kelsee Wozniak and Emily Billings also turned in strong performances.  The Panthers went on to beat Quincy later in the week, 5-0 with Senior Captain Samantha Smith, Freshmen Olivia Borgen, Freshmen Nora Manning (2 goals) and Anna Sullivan all scoring.  The girls suffered a non-league setback Friday at Weymouth losing 2-0.  The Panthers are off now until they host Scituate Wednesday night at 6:30pm.
4)      The boys soccer team had a difficult week dropping all 3 games they played including a heartbreaker at Quincy.  The Presidents got on the board near the end of the first half. 1-0 going into half. The second half was a great battle from both sides. W-H got on the board in the 25th minute. When senior Ben Rogers headed the ball to Dalton Desrocher to tie it 1-1. The score stayed that way until the 79th minute when Quincy scored on a free kick that was tapped in on the back post.   The Panthers are 3-6-1 overall and 1-5-1 in the Patriot League.  They have a chance at revenge Monday when they host Quincy at 11am.
5)      Whitman-Hanson volleyball went 1 and 2 this week but ended on a high note beating Scituate on the road, 3-1. The Panthers began the match slow but rallied in the second set and pulled off the win. Allison Hanlon showed her senior leadership leading the team with 8 kills. During the second set junior right side Audrey Fuller and defensive specialist Julia Harrington led the team to a solid win and set the tone for the rest of the match. Sophomore setter Caileen Hurley had 12 assists and Junior middle Marissa Connell stunned the crowd with 2 slide ace hits.  The Panthers are 3-7 overall, 3-6 in league play and travel to Plymouth North Tuesday 10/9. Also this week, the girls participated in two great community service projects -  “The Pink Game” which supports the fight against breast cancer and the team unloaded Pumpkins which the sales will benefit the local food pantries.
6)      Our golf team hit some rocky waters this week dropping all 3 matches.  On Thursday the Panthers lost to Plymouth North at Plymouth Country Club, 250-267. The loss puts the Panthers at 5-4 overall and 4-4 in the league.  Senior captains Owen Manning and Ed Scriven led the team in scoring with 6 over par and 8 over par performances, respectively.  The team heads into the long weekend with a tough road ahead of them, as next week they will face off against Duxbury, Silver Lake, Hingham, and Plymouth South - all solid opponents.  The Panthers though have played great golf this season and are confident they can turn things around.
7)      In Girls Cross Country, Junior Tori Boss was Whitman-Hanson's top finisher (5th, 21:37) against Hingham Wednesday afternoon as the Panthers (1-4) lost 16-45.  Running well for Whitman-Hanson were Senior Captain Maeve McDonough (7th, 21:53), Senior Captain Maeve Rooney (13th, 22:46) and Juniors Niki Kamperides (14th, 22:49) and Tori Carleton (16th, 23:19.).  The girls play host to Silver Lake on Wednesday.
8)      The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country team (1-4) lost to Hingham at home Tuesday afternoon 21-40.  Hingham runners went 1-2, while Sophomore Theo Kamperides and Junior Brandon Hager (3rd and 4th) crossed the finish line in 18:02.  Also scoring for the Panthers were Senior Captain Adam Solari (10th, 18:47), Junior Dyllan Burns (11th, 18:47), and Sophomore Liam Cafferty (12th, 18:48.).

Every day our fitness center is busy with students trying to get bigger and stronger.  They are working to improve their body and their physical strength.  This is great to see but there is another important component that often goes overlooked…..THE MIND.  Sports Psychology is something that virtually every college and professional team takes very seriously and we want to give our students a chance to take advantage of the important resources that are associated with sports psychology.

Our group will cover topics including positive mental imagery, visualization, anxiety, depression, Self Talk, Energy Management, happiness, Communication and more.  Students who attend our sessions will have opportunities to grow in each of these areas through our group meetings and individual attention from our counselors and coaches.  Any student at Whitman-Hanson, whether you play a school sport or not, is welcome to attend.

Our first meeting will be held on the late start day on Thursday October 11th at 7:05am.  We will meet in the courtyard café and we will be serving breakfast.  If you would like to attend, please click on this link https://fs17.formsite.com/WHathletics/form63/index.html to register (so we know how much to order for breakfast).

If you have a chance, please take a few minutes to watch this video about Kevin Love, an NBA player who has struggled with these topics. http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/24382693/jackie-macmullan-kevin-love-paul-pierce-state-mental-health-nba

This will be a great group for you and your teammates to grow as players and as people.  Hope to see you and your teammates there!

Coach Rodgers, Ms. Schait, Ms. Robichaud Ms. Desista


Psyched to Play


Every day our fitness center is busy with students trying to get bigger and stronger.  They are working to improve their body and their physical strength.  This is great to see but there is another important component that often goes overlooked…..THE MIND.  Sports Psychology is something that virtually every college and professional team takes very seriously and we want to give our students a chance to take advantage of the important resources that are associated with sports psychology.

Our group will cover topics including positive mental imagery, visualization, anxiety, depression, Self Talk, Energy Management, happiness, Communication and more.  Students who attend our sessions will have opportunities to grow in each of these areas through our group meetings and individual attention from our counselors and coaches.  Any student at Whitman-Hanson, whether you play a school sport or not, is welcome to attend.

Our first meeting will be held on the late start day on Thursday October 11th at 7:05am.  We will meet in the courtyard café and we will be serving breakfast.  If you would like to attend, please click on this link https://fs17.formsite.com/WHathletics/form63/index.html to register (so we know how much to order for breakfast).

If you have a chance, please take a few minutes to watch this video about Kevin Love, an NBA player who has struggled with these topics. http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/24382693/jackie-macmullan-kevin-love-paul-pierce-state-mental-health-nba

This will be a great group for you and your teammates to grow as players and as people.  Hope to see you and your teammates there!

Coach Rodgers, Ms. Schait, Ms. Robichaud Ms. Desista

Friday, October 5, 2018

WH Football Cruises at Home


Whitman-Hanson 39 Quincy 0

Rian Schwede ran for a score, throw for a score and caught a touchdown. Jon Zeidan threw his first career touchdown pass and Quinn Sweeney and Nate Beath were all over the field on defense.

WH stats

Ethan Phelps 8 carries 92 yards, Billy Martell 6 carries for 61 yards.

WH  13 13 7 0
Q 0 0 0 0

1st Ethan Phelps 18 yard run (Jake O'Brien kick)  John Zeidan to Rian Schwede 40 yards ( no good) 2nd Rian Schwede to Jacob Nixon 11 yards ( no good) 2nd Nate Beath 2 yard run (O'Brien Kick) 3rd Billy Martell 7 yard run ( O'Brien Kick) Rian Rian Schwede 1 yard run ( no good)



WH Volleyball Records Road Win


Whitman-Hanson volleyball traveled to Scituate Friday for a league match and the Panthers won 3-1. The set scores were 19-25 (S), 25-17 (WH), 25-15 (WH) and 26-24 (WH).   The Panthers began the match slow but rallied in the second set and pulled off the win. Allison Hanlon showed her senior leadership leading the team with 8 kills. During the second set junior right side Audrey Fuller and defensive specialist Julia Harrington led the team to a solid win and set the tone for the rest of the match. Sophomore setter Caileen Hurley had 12 assists and Junior middle Marissa Connell stunned the crowd with 2 slide ace hits.  The Panthers are 3-7 overall, 3-6 in league play and travel to Plymouth North Tuesday 10/9. 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Field Hockey 10/04




The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played on the road against the Sliver Lake Lakers and tied 2-2.  The Lakers got the only goal in the first and held a 1-0 lead at the half.  The Lakers took advantage of a penalty corner opportunity and took a 2-0 lead on the Panthers.  The Panthers, with their backs against the wall, scored half way through the second.  Freshmen Lauren Dunn got her first goal of the season with the helper from Robin Goyette.  The Panthers kept the ball in the Laker end and got another tally 5 minutes later.  Lauren Clark scored her third of the season and Zoe Lydon is credited with the assist. 

 

Patriot League

1-5-2

Overall

2-5-5

 

WH Golf Falls on ROAD


The WH golf team dropped their fourth match of the season (third in a row) today to Plymouth North at Plymouth Country Club 250-267. The loss puts the Panthers at 5-4 overall and 4-4 in the league.

Senior captains Owen Manning and Ed Scriven led the team in scoring with 6 over par and 8 over par performances, respectively.

The team heads into the long weekend with a tough road ahead of them, as next week they will face off against Duxbury, Silver Lake, Hingham, and Plymouth South - all solid opponents. Despite the heavy schedule, the team is confident they can bounce back and get things rolling in the right direction soon.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Girls Soccer Still Unbeaten

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team defeated Quincy 5-0 in Patriot league action. Whitman Hanson built a 3-0 halftime lead on goals by Samantha Smith, Olivia Borgen and Nora Manning. In the second half Manning picked up her second of the night and Anna Sullivan had her first varsity goal along with an assist. Anika Floeck had two assists in the game while Chloe Humfryes also had an assist. Strong performances were turned in by Courtney Woodward, Sam Perkins, Kelsee Wozniak and Emily Blake. Keepers Skylar Kuzmich and Reese Codero shared the duties and earned the shutout.