Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Duxbury volleyball beats Whitman-Hanson 3-0

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Whitman-Hanson XC


Samantha Coletti led the undefeated Girls (5-0) to a 17-38 victory over Hingham  Coletti led wire-to-wire in taking first place in 16:44.  Teammates Kelsey Tierney (17:56) and Caroline Mulrey (18:04) took 2nd and 3rd place in the victory.  

The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country team lost 24-31 at Hingham Tuesday afternoon.  Hingham's Mike Durkin covered the 2.85 mile course in 14:30 to take first place.  Senior Patrick Brett of Whitman-Hanson was the Panthers top finisher placing 3rd in 15:29.



Boys Ice Hockey Meeting

Preseason boys hockey meeting will be this Thursday 10/2 at 7pm at rockland rink.  If you plan on trying out attend this meeting.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Volleyball falls at Quincy

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Girls Soccer Wins Again




The Whitman Hanson girls soccer team defeated Quincy 4-1. Casey Corr, Elana Wood, Taylor Robertson and Lauren Bonavita all recorded single tallies. Katie Korzec, Katherine O'kane, Taylor Kofton and Kelsey Gilbert all had strong games. Arianna Comendul recorded 3 saves in the Whitman Hanson net.

 

 





Boys Soccer Explodes for 5




The Whitman Hanson Panthers defeated the Quincy Presidents tonight 5 – 3 at Veterans Stadium in Quincy.  The Panthers 1st goal was scored by Jared Pendrak off an assist by Antonio Centeio.  Quincy tied the game on a goal by Yuri Mascarenhas at the 22nd  minute.  The Panthers went ahead at the 28th minute on a goal by Tom Chmura assisted by Antonio Centeio.  The Panthers scored again with 5 minutes left in the half with a goal by Antonio Centeio assisted by Jared Pendrak.  The score was 3 – 1 W-H at the half.   In the second half, the Panthers scored at the 6 minute mark on a goal by Nick Haley assisted by Ben Mains.  The final Panther goal was scored by Kyle Nehiley assisted by Jared Pendrak.  Quincy scored on a penalty kick at the 23rd minute by Yuri Mascarenhas.  Yuri also scored the final Quincy goal at the 28th minute.  The Panthers are now 5 – 3 – 2 overall and 4 – 3 – 2 in the Keenan Division of the Patriot League.





Sunday, September 28, 2014

Weekly WH Athletics Update

It’s hard to believe the first month of school is just about in the books and it’s already time for Homecoming.  This year, it’s not just one single event, but rather every WH athletic team will compete here at home beginning on Thursday and wrapping up on Saturday.  The only exclusion are the cross country teams who will be competing in the prestigious Bay State Invitational on Saturday.  We would like to invite all of Panther nation and all alumni to come watch some outstanding high school athletic action.  Here is the lineup:
Thursday 10/2     Boys Golf at home at Ridder vs Hanover
                             Girls field Hockey at home vs Marshfield (4:45pm/6pm)

Friday 10/3          Girls Volleyball at home vs Pembroke at 4:45pm
                             Football at home vs Duxbury 7pm
                             (Cheerleading and Band/Majorettes perform at halftime)

Saturday 10/4     Girls Soccer at home vs Pembroke at 1pm
                             Boys Soccer at home vs Pembroke at 2:45pm

During Friday night’s football game, many of our 26 athletic programs as well as many clubs and activities will have tables selling various items and offering some fun activities.  Please be sure to take a walk by all of the tables to see how you may be able to support these great programs.  In addition on Friday night at halftime, we will have our 4th annual Parade of Champions.  All of the teams who won championships last year, will be presented with their championship banners.  We invite all members of the class of 2014 to come back and join your championship team in the halftime parade.  Of course, as always, some lucky superfans will win the super seats and watch the game in the luxury comfort of leather couches in the endzone.  Hope to see everyone there showing their Panther Pride.

And now to the weekly update
1)      The girls cross country team rose to the occasion in a big way on Tuesday facing what many expected to be their toughest test of the season when Plymouth North came to town.  Standout Sophomore Samantha Coletti jumped to an early lead and never looked back in her wire-to-wire win on her 5K home course picking up her 4th straight dual meet victory in a time of 19:02 to lead the lady Panthers to a 19-36 dominating win.  Whitman-Hanson placed four more runners in the top seven finishers over the highly ranked Plymouth North squad.  Senior Co-Captain Kelsey Tierney finished 2nd in 20:20, 9 seconds ahead of Plymouth-North's Sophie Gorton who finished 3rd.  Co-Captain Caroline Mulrey finished 4th in 20:35, while Sophomore Abbie Newman placed 5th in 20:53.  Co-Captain Megan Concannon completed the scoring for the Panthers with a 7th place finish in 21:10, seconds behind Plymouth North's Sam Curtin who finished 6th overall in 20:58.  The girls remain in control of first place in the league but put that title on the line on Tuesday when they travel to take on the always tough Hingham squad.
2)      The boys team did not disappoint either as they topped the Blue Eagles, 21-34.  Senior Co-Captain Patrick Brett won his 4th consecutive Patriot League Dual Meet completing the 5K course in 17:48.  Juniors Sam Evans (17:52) and Lukas Moscoso (18:02) finished 2nd and 3rd.  Plymouth North took the next three spots with Tom Wedge (18:06), Todd Cushing (18:01) and Nate Shannon 18:23.) But it was Whitman-Hanson sealing the win behind Junior Jayson Keenan (18:27) and Freshman jack Ryan (18;31) picking up the 7th and 8th places.
3)      The girls soccer team survived a very tough week playing to draws against both Scituate and Weymouth before wrapping up the week with a thrilling 3-1 come from behind win at Plymouth North.  After a scoreless first half, Plymouth North took a 1-0 lead 5 mins in to the second half. Alexis Fruzzetti tied the score when she took a Katie Korzec pass and floated a shot over the keeper. Later Fruzzetti sent Freshman Eve Montgomery towards the goal which she placed in the corner and gave Whitman Hanson a 2-1 lead. With two minutes remaining Junior Rachel Kelley took a Fruzzetti pass and fired a low shot into the corner for the final 3-1 score. Elana Wood, Kelsey Gilbert, Jill Shangold and Katherine O'Kane all played strong defense in front of keeper Arianna Comendul who made 9 saves in goal. Taylor Kofton played a strong game in the middle of the field.  The girls are back in action on Monday night at home against Quincy at 6:30pm.
4)      The boys picked up 3 more points toward qualifying for the MIAA tournament with a 1-1-1 week.  The highlight of the week came on Thursday night when the Panthers beat E. Bridgewater, 5 – 0.  After a scoreless 1st half, the Panthers got on the board at the 3:50 mark on a goal by Brian McGahan with an assist by Kyle Nehiley.  The Panthers netted another on at the 6:00 mark when Nick Haley scored with an assist going to Brian McGahan.  At the 11th minute Brian McGahan scored his second goal with the assist going to Nick Haley.  Jarred Pendrak scored his 1st goal of the season at the 24th minute on an assist by Brian Barry.  The final Panther goal was the Hat Trick for Brian McGahan at the 29th minute on an assist by Jack Bannon.
Goalies Jack Bannon and Conor Keane combine for the shutout with the whole defensive unit.  A good team effort moves the Panthers overall record to 4 – 3 – 1
5)      The injury bug has hit the football team pretty hard but the boys and coaching staff continue to work hard in their quest for a post season berth.  Unfortunately, one of the best teams in the area came to town on Friday and handed the Panthers the loss.  Junior Nick Smith had 85 yards rushing on 14 carries and was 4-15 passing for 65 yards and one rushing and one throwing touchdown to Mickey Martell. The team is home Friday night against Duxbury for homecoming.
6)      It was an outstanding week for the volleyball team as the girls won 2 of 3 to improve to 4 and 5, just one game off the playoff pace.  The Panthers won 6 straight games defeating Rockland and Bridgewater-Raynham by identical, 3-0 scores.  The BR match was much closer than the final score would indicate, with scores of 25-23, 26-24 and 25-23. In the first set B-R got out to an early lead at 8-3 but W-H was able to slowly climb back into the game to tie it up at 12-12. From there the two teams played back and forth for the remainder of the set until W-H was able to close out the game with strong defensive plays that helped the offense get going. In the second and third sets the teams again went back and forth with leads. In the end the Panthers offense was able to make the right plays when they needed to seal off the 3-0 victory. Strong players tonight for Whitman-Hanson tonight were Erin Clifford with 9 kills and 3 aces, Rachel Spillane with 7 digs, 3 kills and 2 aces and Alyssa Gacicia with 13 assists and 1 ace. The Panthers are now 4-5 and play at Quincy on Monday.
7)      The field hockey teams continue to build the new program with daily progress by all of the girls.  More than 30 girls are playing the sport for the first time and they have come such a long way.  They beat Silver Lake on Friday, 3-0.  Kristen Arthur, Emily Cook, and Colleen Hughes scored the goals. Caroline Woodward with the shutout in net. The girls are back home on Tuesday at 4:45pm.
8)      The golf team is closing in on a post season playoff berth.  The Pembroke Titans arrived at Ridder Farm Golf Club on Thursday unsure if their match against the Panthers would happen because of potential rain. Fortunately for the Panthers, the match was not cancelled, as they came out on top 234-243. 
Senior Alex Burbank led all scorers on the day shooting an impressive 3-over par 37, while fellow classmates Sam Perkins and Colin Josselyn each had a 4-over par performance. The victory improves the team's overall record to 8-3 (7-3 league).  This week's schedule will surely test the squad as they travel to the Country Club of Halifax (Silver Lake) on Tuesday, Plymouth Country Club (Plymouth North) on Wednesday, and play host to Hanover on Thursday.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Boys Soccer Picks Up Tie




Whitman Hanson and Plymouth North played to a 1-1 tie tonight at Plym. North.  The Panthers got on the board at the 11th minute on a goal by Nick Haley, assisted by Jared Pendrak.  Plymouth North tied the game at the 30th minute on a goal by Nick Greely.  Both teams had numerous opportunities but couldn't break the tie.  The Panthers are now 4 – 3 – 2 overall.





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The Whitman Hanson Girls Soccer team defeated Plymouth North 3-1. After a scoreless first half, Plymouth North took a 1-0 lead 5 mins in to the second half. Alexis Fruzzetti tied the score when she took a Katie Korzec pass and floated a shot over the keeper. Later Fruzzetti sent Freshman Eve Montgomery towards the goal which she placed in the corner and gave Whitman Hanson a 2-1 lead. With two minutes remaining Junior Rachel Kelley took a Fruzzetti pass and fired a low shot into the corner for the final 3-1 score. Elana Wood, Kelsey Gilbert, Jill Shangold and Katherine O'Kane all played strong defense in front of keeper Arianna Comendul who made 9 saves in goal. Taylor Kofton played a strong game in the middle of the field.

 

 




Friday, September 26, 2014

Field Hockey Wins Again

Whitman Hanson played Silver Lake in Field hockey today and won 3-0. Kristen Arthur, Emily Cook, and Colleen Hughes scored the goals. Caroline Woodward with the shut out in net.



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Quincy at Whitman Hanson

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Volleyball wins again

> Bridgewater-Rayhnam came into Whitman-Hanson on Friday night and the two teams played a great back and forth match with both teams trading the lead several times. Ultimately, W-H was able to finish each of the sets on a run and won 3-0. Game scores were 25-23, 26-24 and 25-23. In the first set B-R got out to an early lead at 8-3 but W-H was able to slowly climb back into the game to tie it up at 12-12. From there the two teams played back and forth for the remainder of the set until W-H was able to close out the game with strong defensive plays that helped the offense get going. In the second and third sets the teams again went back and forth with leads. In the end the Panthers offense was able to make the right plays when they needed to seal off the 3-0 victory. Strong players tonight for Whitman-Hanson tonight were Erin Clifford with 9 kills and 3 aces, Rachel Spillane with 7 digs, 3 kills and 2 aces and Alyssa Gacicia with 13 assists and 1 ace. The Panthers are now 4-5 and play at Quincy on Monday.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Boys Soccer Wins Big




The Whitman Hanson  Panthers beat E. Bridgewater tonight 5 – 0.  After a scoreless 1st half, the Panthers got on the board at the 3:50 mark on a goal by Brian McGahan with an assist by Kyle Nehiley.  The Panthers netted another on at the 6:00 mark when Nick Haley scored with an assist going to Brian McGahan.  At the 11th minute Brian McGahan scored his second goal with the assist going to Nick Haley.  Jarred Pendrak scored his 1st goal of the season at the 24th minute on an assist by Brian Barry.  The final Panther goal was the Hat Trick for Brian McGahan at the 29th minute on an assist by Jack Bannon.

Goalies Jack Bannon and Conor Keane combine for the shutout with the whole defensive unit.  A good team effort moves the Panthers overall record to 4 – 3 – 1.





Panthers Golf defeat Titans

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Whitman-Hanson volleyball defeats Rockland 3-0

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Field Hockey Wins on Road

The field hockey team fought hard today against Bridgewater-Raynham pulling out a win 1-0.  Kaity Carpenter scored with an assist from Caitlin Hughes. The defense and the goalie Caroline Woodward battled hard for the shut out. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Whitman-Hanson Cross Country vs. Plymouth North




Coletti and Brett lead Whitman-Hanson Cross Country to sweep at home over Plymouth North

Whitman-Hanson Girls 19 - Plymouth North 36

Whitman-Hanson standout Sophomore Samantha Coletti jumped to an early lead and never looked back in her wire-to-wire win on her 5K home course Tuesday afternoon.  Coletti picked up her 4th straight dual meet victory in a time of 19:02.  Whitman-Hanson placed four more runners in the top seven finishers over the highly ranked Plymouth North squad.  Senior Co-Captain Kelsey Tierney finished 2nd in 20:20, 9 seconds ahead of Plymouth-North's Sophie Gorton who finished 3rd.  Co-Captain Caroline Mulrey finished 4th in 20:35, while Sophomore Abbie Newman placed 5th in 20:53.  Co-Captain Megan Concannon completed the scoring for the Panthers with a 7th place finish in 21:10, seconds behind Plymouth North's Sam Curtin who finished 6th overall in 20:58.

Whitman-Hanson Boys 21 - Plymouth North 34

Senior Co-Captain Patrick Brett won his 4th consecutive Patriot League Dual Meet Tuesday in his team's win over Plymouth North.  Brett completed the 5K course in 17:48.  Juniors Sam Evans (17:52) and Lukas Moscoso (18:02) finished 2nd and 3rd.  Plymouth North took the next three spots with Tom Wedge (18:06), Todd Cushing (18:01) and Nate Shannon 18:23.) But it was Whitman-Hanson sealing the win behind Junior Jayson Keenan (18:27) and Freshman jack Ryan (18;31) picking up the 7th and 8th places.

Whitman-Hanson travels to Hingham next Tuesday, 9/30.




Boys Soccer




The Whitman Hanson Panthers lost to Scituate today 3 – 2.  Scituate dominated the first half and scored 2 goals in a 4 minute timespan.  The score was 2 – 0 at the half.  The Panthers came alive in the second half when Junior Nick Haley scored at the 12th minute.   Scituate answered on a goal by Ryan Lynch in the 15th minute putting them ahead 3 – 1.  The Panthers rallied again with a goal by David Sanchez with an assist by Tom McGahan at the 26th minute.  The Panthers are now 3 – 3 – 1 in the Keenan Division of the Patriot League.





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The Whitman Hanson girls battled #5 ranked Scituate to a 1-1 draw. Scituate opened the scoring midway through the first half and Whitman Hanson equalized a few minutes later when Freshman Eve Montgomery took a pass from Lindsay Anderson and fired a hard shot in to the lower right corner. Both teams had chances that were turned away. Taylor Kofton, Kelsey Gilbert, Katie Korzec and Casey Corr all had strong games in the tie. Goalkeeper Arianna Comendul made 13 saves in net for the Panthers.

 

 





Golf comes up short against Duxbury


Fall to the Dragons

The WH golf team faced the heavily favored Duxbury Dragons today at Ridder Farm Golf Club, but fell short of the upset by 18 strokes, losing 221-239.

Senior Sam Perkins has been playing really well lately and continued to do so today as the team medalist, turning in a 4-over 38. Senior captain Josh Kelleher and Senior Alex Burbank also played well each shooting a 5-over par, but the Dragons were just too strong from top to bottom in their lineup.

The Panthers have a day off tomorrow from match play, but get right back into the swing of things on Thursday as they host the Pembroke Titans.

Volleyball Falls at Home

The Plymouth South Panthers came into Whitman-Hanson and the two teams played hard and fought for every point. Ultimately Plymouth South was able to make the plays at the end of each set to finish out with wins.  Plymouth South won the match 3-0 with game scores of 23-25, 18-25, 23-25.  In the first set Plymouth South got out to an early lead and the Panthers could never regain the lead.  In the second set the Plymouth South Panthers got out to 9-0 lead with good serving from their libero.  The W-H Panthers were making lots of mistakes in serve receive and defense that prevented them from getting their offense going.  With strong play and leadership from co-captain Rachel Spillane the Panthers were able to work their back into the game coming back to tie the set.  Ultimately Plymouth South was able to pull away and finish the set out 18-25 with strong hitting from their middle.  In the third and final set the teams played back and forth but P-S finished with strong hitting and serving.  Playing well for Whitman-Hanson were Sophie O'Brien with 4 kills and 6 blocks; Delaney Smith was strong at the net getting three kills and several key digs; and Rachel Spillane with 3 kills and great leadership on the court by not letting her team quit on any points.  Whitman-Hanson falls to 2-5 on the season and hosts Rockland on Wednesday.

Monday, September 22, 2014

WH Golf Defeats MV

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

This Week


This weekend, I was fortunate to attend a leadership and coaching conference in Atlanta.  Throughout my career I have probably attended close to a hundred of these type of events.  Of course, some are better than others but what they all do is make me realize how lucky I am to be a coach and athletic director.  We can all grow so much from the lessons we are allowed to learn and teach through athletics.

This weekend was one of the best conferences I have ever attended in large part because there were so many speakers who shared my vision of values based athletics.  Too often, people get wrapped up in the end result instead of paying attention to the process and details that make them worthy of the success they desire.  If a team does not have core values that each member not only believes in, understands and is committed to, then true success will always elude their grasp.  So, if you are a student-athlete or coach, ask yourself this question?  What do we stand for as a team?  How do those values and beliefs translate to the classroom and to your free time? Remember, whether you won or lost the game should have no impact on your commitment to the adherence of your core values.  So, figure it out and talk about it as a team.  Be a great teammate no matter what adversity or what great accomplishment comes your way.

By the way, one thing a speaker said this weekend I felt was applicable to our school had to do with fan support.  Our student council and captains council is working hard to improve school spirit and get more people to attend our events.  The speaker told a story of traveling to the "big game" and his team walked off the bus at a school more than 50 miles from home.  He watched his kids march into the school, past a sea of fans from his school cheering them on and encouraging them as they walked into the building.  His players stood tall, dressed nicely to represent their community with class, and walked through the crowd and they had their game faces on.  He remarked that not one player acknowledged a single fan.  Some kept their headphones in on their ipods and didn't even look up at the fans.  Now some coaches may have liked that because they were focused, but instead this coach followed his team into the locker room and told them how disappointed he was.  These people drove all that way to support them and his team couldn't wave to a few of them, say hello or better yet say thank you for coming to the game.  The coach ordered every player to make their way back toward the bus and just say thank you to a few of the people who came to the game.  There is certainly a time and place for this type of interaction.  When you are taking the field or the court, your focus needs to be on the matter at hand.  But, when the game is over or well before it starts, remember to thank those who are cheering and supporting you.  When a classmate tells you they were at the game and complements you on how you played, be humble and turn it back to them.  Recognize their support probably filled you and your teammates emotional gas tanks.  So as the athletic director I want to say thank you to everyone who supports our students and we hope we continue to make you proud to be a Whitman-Hanson Panther.

Now to the update......
1) The boys soccer team had a huge week winning two games and tying another.
The highlight of the week was a thrilling 1-0 victory over Hingham, marking the first time the boys have ever defeated the Harbormen.  After an end to end 73 minutes of action, Brian McGahan scored off a cross from Kyle Nehiley with 7 minutes remaining. Goalkeepers Connor Keane and Jack Bannon made some outstanding saves to ensure the Panther Victory.  McGahan had a huge week with 4 goals.  The boys travel to Scituate on Tuesday to take on the Sailors.

2) The girls soccer team suffered their first loss of the season by falling on the road at Hingham but they rebounded with a 4-0 shutout win over Plymouth South on Friday to improve to 5 and 1.  The defense of Kelsey Gilbert, Elana Wood, Katherine O'kane, Madison Shea and Katie Korzec helped goalkeeper Arianna Comendul earn her 4th shutout of the season. After a scoreless first half Lauren Bonavita (2 goals), Taylor Kofton, and Eve Montgomery found the back of the net for Whitman Hanson.

3) In boys cross country, Patrick Brett won his third consecutive Patriot League outing in leading the Panthers to a 19-36 win over Duxbury High Tuesday afternoon.  Brett covered the 3 Mile course in 17:04 edging out Duxbury's Tate Allen who finished 2nd in 17:11.  The next four spots went to W-H runners Junior Sam Evans (17:24), Sophomore Lukas Moscoso (17:36), Freshman Jack Ryan (17:49) and Junior Jayson Keenan (17:55.)

The boys host Plymouth North on Tuesday.

4) The girls cross country team swept the top 5 spots in beating Duxbury 15-46 Tuesday afternoon on the 3.0 Mile Duxbury High School course.  Junior Samantha Coletti led the Panthers with a time of 18:52.  Senior Captains Kelsey Tierney and Caroline Mulrey took 2nd and 3rd with identical times of 20.35, followed by Senior Captain Megan Concannon and Junior Abbie Newman who rounded out the scoring for W-H also with identical times of 21:13. 
The girls also host Plymouth-North on Tuesday in a battle between two of the top teams in the state.  This will be a very tough meet and the girls could really use some Panther support.

5) The volleyball team had an up and down week putti.  On Friday they lost to Hingham, 3-0 but earlier in the week they swept Plymouth North, 3-0.  The Panthers came out fast against the Eagles behind strong serving by Madison Scott and Alyssa Gacicia. The Panthers were able to keep Plymouth at bay for most of the first set with good passing and a strong attack from the middle and outside hitters. In the second set the Panthers started out with some really sloppy play and bad passing out of serve receive, but they were able to rally from behind to steal the lead and never looked back. In the third and deciding set Leah Pedersen, Hannah Brett and Erin Clifford served for multiple ace's and kept the Eagles from getting their offense going. This was a great team win for the Panthers as every player contributed to the win. Standing out were Leah Pedersen with 6 kills, Erin Clifford with 6 kills, 4 aces and 12 digs. Madison Scott also added 7 aces. Alyssa Gacicia had her best night as our starting setter with 22 assists.
The girls play host to Plymouth South tomorrow.

6) The golf team won 2 of 3 this week to improve to 6 and 2.  The Panthers defeated the Quincy Presidents at Furnace Brook Golf Club 243-288.  Junior Cole Manning carded a 1-over 36 to lead all scorers, while senior Sam Perkins followed him as second lowest scorer on the day with a 3-over 38. 
The quirky course gave some players trouble, but with the help of seniors Alex Burbank (5-over) and co-captain Zach Burke (7-over), the Panthers were able to celebrate their 6th win on the season.  This week should seriously test the squad as they face an unknown Martha's Vineyard, league powerhouse Duxbury (who are looking for the sweep on the season), and an up-and-coming Pembroke team.

7) The field hockey team won their first two games of the year this week.  The girls have improved dramatically since the start of the year and it looks like this team is building the foundation for future success.  The girls donated their time at the kids fitness festival Saturday to teach the future Panthers about the game.  The girls return to play tomorrow at home on the turf. The black group plays at 4:45pm against Hingham and the white group will play at 6pm.

8) The football team had a bye this week but they had a very busy week.  The entire coaching staff took the kids to the Hanover movie theatre to see "When the Game Stands Tall."  This is a tremendous movie for student athletes in any sport as it focuses on a team from California which set the record for the most consecutive wins in football.  There are so many relevant messages for students and parents in this movie.  A lot of it goes back to what I mentioned off the top.  In addition, the teams were "treated" to an incredible leadership training session by the United States Marines.  The team was put through various endurance and strength challenges which had to be completed in small groups.  The kids learned the importance of being there for one an other, especially when things get tough.  Most of the players enjoyed being challenged and we believe came away from the experience even closer as a team.  
The Panthers return to action this Friday night at home against a very tough Quincy team in their first league game of the season.



Bob Rodgers
Whitman-Hanson Regional High School
Athletic Director
Office (781) 618-7433
Cell (617) 838-0994
Classroom (781) 618-7159
Fax (781) 618-7084

Friday, September 19, 2014

Boys Soccer Ties 2-2



The Whitman Hanson Panthers tied the Plymouth South Panthers 2 – 2 tonight at Dennis M. O'Brien Field.  Whitman Hanson opened the scoring 2  minutes into the game on a goal by Brian McGahan with an assist going to Jared Pendrak.  Plymouth South tied it up at the 36th minute on a goal by Tim Wilson.  The score remained tied at the half.  Whitman Hanson went ahead at the 20th minute of the second half on another goal by Brian McGahan with an assist to Antonio Centeio.  Plymouth South tied the game again with 13 minutes remaining on a goal by Cam Brenner.  W-H continued to press and hit the post but the game would remain a 2 – 2 tie.




Volleyballs Loses 3-0

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Girls Soccer Rebounds



The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team improved to 5-1 with a 4-0 shutout win over Plymouth South. The defense of Kelsey Gilbert, Elana Wood, Katherine O'kane, Madison Shea and Katie Korzec helped goalkeeper Arianna Comendul earn her 4th shutout of the season. After a scoreless first half Lauren Bonavita (2 goals), Taylor Kofton, and Eve Montgomery found the back of the net for Whitman Hanson.

 

 





Thursday, September 18, 2014

WH Improves to 6-2

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> The WH Panthers defeated the Quincy Presidents today at Furnace Brook Golf Club 243-288. The victory comes after a disappointing loss to Scituate, but the team's mantra this year has been to "play present."
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> Junior Cole Manning carded a 1-over 36 to lead all scorers, while senior Sam Perkins followed him as second lowest scorer on the day with a 3-over 38. Quincy's senior co-captain Steve DeIorio tried to keep the match close turning in a 4-over 39, but the Panthers prevailed.
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> The quirky course gave some players trouble, but with the help of seniors Alex Burbank (5-over) and co-captain Zach Burke (7-over), the Panthers were able to celebrate their 6th win on the season.
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> Next week should seriously test the squad as they face an unknown Martha's Vineyard, league powerhouse Duxbury (who are looking for the sweep on the season), and an up-and-coming Pembroke team. Best of luck Panthers!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Volleyball wins

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Boys Soccer Wins




The Boys Soccer Team defeated Hingham for the 1st time ever tonight at Whitman Hanson 1 – 0.   After an end to end 73 minutes of action, Brian McGahan scored off a cross from Kyle Nehiley with 7 minutes remaining. The Panthers played their strongest game so far this season and are now 3 – 2 in the Patriot League.   Goalkeeper Jack Bannon made some outstanding saves in the 2nd half to ensure the Panther Victory.  This was a great team effort.




Tough Day at Widows Walk

The WH golf team lost their 2nd match of the season today at Widow's Walk against Scituate, 276-261. Although both teams played hard, the course definitely got the best of both sides.

The medalist for the match was Cole Manning who shot an impressive 2-over par 39 at a very challenging course. Unfortunately, that was the lone bright spot of the day for the Panthers. The team has lost to the Sailors in the past 3 matches in as many years. Despite the heartbreaker today, they are continuing to be positive about their play.


Tomorrow, WH travels to Furnace Brook Golf Course to face Quincy. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

BOYS Xc

WHITMAN-HANSON BOYS vs. DUXBURY


Patrick Brett won his third consecutive Patriot League outing in leading the Panthers to a 19-36 win over Duxbury High Tuesday afternoon.  Brett covered the 3 Mile course in 17:04 edging out Duxbury's Tate Allen who finished 2nd in 17:11.  The next four spots went to W-H runners Junior Sam Evans (17:24), Sophomore Lukas Moscoso (17:36), Freshman Jack Ryan (17:49) and Junior Jayson Keenan (17:55.)

Whitman-Hanson hosts Plymouth North in its next scheduled meet, Tuesday, 9/23.




Whitman Hanson Girls Cross Country Results




WHITMAN HANSON GIRLS vs. DUXBURY


Whitman-Hanson Girls swept the top 5 spots in beating Duxbury 15-46 Tuesday afternoon on the 3.0 Mile Duxbury High School course.  Junior Samantha Coletti led the Panthers with a time of 18:52.  Senior Captains Kelsey Tierney and Caroline Mulrey took 2nd and 3rd with identical times of 20.35, followed by Senior Captain Megan Concannon and Junior Abbie Newman who rounded out the scoring for W-H also with identical times of 21:13. 



Golf Tops Plymouth South

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Girls Soccer Posts Shutout




The Whitman Hanson Girls Soccer team improved to 4-0, with their 1-0 win over Plymouth North. The defense of Elana Wood, Katie Korzec, Katherine O'kane and Kelsey Gilbert helped goalkeeper Arianna Comendul earn her third consecutive shutout by making 8 saves in goal. Whitman Hanson scored the only goal of the game when Taylor Kofton found Lindsay Anderson in front of the goal and Anderson slotted home the game winner. Strong performances were turned in by Rachel Kelley, Alexis Fruzzetti and Eve Montgomery.

 

 





Volleyball Comes Up Short

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Boys Soccer Pulls Away in Second Half




Whitman Hanson Boys Soccer beat Plymouth North 3 – 1 today at Whitman Hanson.  The Panthers got on the board 1st when Antonio Centeio scored a penalty kick at the 15th minute of the first half.  Plymouth North tied the game at the 22nd minute off a nice direct kick by Jan Kroeze. 

 Score 1-1 at halftime.

The Panthers came alive in the second half when Brian McGahan scored off a  nice cross by Drew Alexopoulos at the 9th minute.  The Panthers 3rd goal of the game was scored by Nick Haley off a nice cross by Nate Almeida at the 11th minute.  The Panthers are now 2 – 2 in league play.





Sunday, September 14, 2014

Update from WH Athletics


The Whitman-Hanson captains council has been doing excellent work and displaying outstanding leadership over many years.  This current group of student leaders have been meeting regularly to expand their own leadership skills and to discuss ways of enhancing the athletic experience for everyone involved.  While we look at being a captain as an honor, we also recognize that these students have been called upon to serve, not be served.   

Our captains council has been discussing ways to improve sportsmanship by our athletes, students and parents.  Cross Country captain Caroline Mulrey represented Whitman-Hanson at the MIAA summer leadership program at Stonehill College.  She came back with the idea that every sport should have a student centered and delivered message at each contest.  While we have done this in some sports in the past, we have not done it at all events. 

This past week, the captains gathered to discuss the project and over the last several days, they wrote and recorded more than 60 messages which will be played prior to and during sporting events here at the high school.  For sports where we do not have the capability of playing a recorded message, the captains will read their message prior to the beginning of the contest.  In addition, the captains will be greeting visiting teams as they arrive at Whitman-Hanson and they will present the coach with a welcoming greeting as well as an information handout of all of the key people and facilities here at our school.  It is our hope that everyone who attends an event at Whitman-Hanson will come away recognizing that although we will do everything in our power to pursue excellence, we will always demonstrate character in that pursuit.

Another important project the captains have been working on is the idea of community service.  Every year, each athletic team performs a community service project.  This will continue and we look forward to seeing all of our students grow from the experience of service.  This year though, we are gathering together as a unified group, the entire athletic department, to perform a day of service in each of our towns.  This special day will take place on October 19th.

The captains council will be on hand at the 9th annual Kids Fitness Festival on Saturday September 20th from 11am-2pm on the front fields here at the high school.  This fantastic community event is produced by the Panther Education Trust and promises to be a great afternoon.  There will be free healthy food samples, a DJ, dance and cheerleading performances, a moonwalk, police cars and fire trucks, parachute games, face painting, an obstacle course and much more.  The high school captains will be on hand to provide several sports clinics and to sign autographs for our future Panthers.  We hope to see everyone there.

And now to our weekly update –
1)      The football team turned in a dominating performance on Friday, cruising past Pembroke before a packed house, 43-16.  Junior quarterback Nick Smith threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more. For the night he ran for 67 yards and threw for 110.  Senior Joey Tanner stepped in at running back due to injuries and ran for 98 yards on 18 carries with a touchdown.  The most exciting play of the night was a 76 yard touchdown pass from Smith to Junior Peter Amado.  Mickey Martell continued his impressive play on special teams by recovering a punt for the touchdown.  The Panthers have a bye this week before returning home for their first league game of the season when they host Quincy on Friday September 26th.
2)      If you look up the word domination in the dictionary you might find a picture of the girls soccer team.  They have looked absolutely unstoppable through the first 3 games of the season.  They have used a balanced attack to win their first 3 games by a combined score of 16-1.  Junior Alexis Fruzetti netted the team’s second hat trick of the season (Taylor Kofton turned the trick in the opener) in leading the Panthers to the 6-0 win over Silver Lake on Thursday.  The defense of Jill Shangold, Katie Korzec, Katherine O'Kane and Elana Wood helped goalkeeper Arianna Comendul earn her second shutout of the season.  Earlier in the week freshman Lauren Bonavita paced the win over Duxbury with two goals.  The girls are back in action tomorrow night (Monday 9/15 at 6:30pm) at home against Plymouth North.
3)      The boys soccer team has played outstanding soccer in the early going but unfortunately have suffered two heartbreaking losses in the second half to Duxbury and Silver Lake this week to drop their record to 1 and 2.  The Panthers were scoreless at defending champions Silver Lake on Thursday when the Lakers snapped the stalemate with just 3 minutes to play.  Coach Barrington is optimistic that they team will start to find the win column if they keep up this effort and pace.  They will be back in action tomorrow at 4:45pm.
4) The golf  team is turning some heads in the Patriot League storming out to a  4 and 1 record.  They won all 3 matches this week including a 218-241 win over  North. The 218 round was their lowest score in more than a decade.  They followed that up by beating perennial league power Hingham, 221-230.  Junior Cole Manning has led the way in every match this year.  He carded a career best 3-under against the Harbormen while Senior captain Josh Kelleher and senior Cam Manning were both 2 over.  The team plays  host to Plymouth South on Tuesday at Ridder Country Club.
5) The girls cross country team remained undefeated with a convincing 18-54 victory over Plymouth South.  The team was led by Junior Sam Coletti who won her second league race in a week. Coletti covered the 3 Mile course in 18:54, helping the Panthers defeat Plymouth South 16-46. W-H finished with 5 runners in the top 6 finishers. Senior Co-Captains Kelsey Tierney and Caroline Mulrey tied for second place with identical times of 20:23, followed by Senior Co-Captain Megan Concannon who placed 4th in 20:50. Junior Abbie Newman rounded out the scoring for Whitman-Hanson placing 6th in 21:08. Natalie Hansen of Plymouth South was Plymouth South's top runner finishing 5th in 20:59.  The girls travel to Duxbury on Tuesday.
6) The W-H Boys cross country team also easily beat Plymouth South, 20-35. Senior Captain Patrick Brett, who won his second race of the season, finished first for Whitman-Hanson in 17:07, just ahead of teammate Junior Jayson Keenan at 17:08. Junior Sam Evans and Sophomore Lukas Moscoso finished 4th and 5th respectively for Whitman-Hanson with times of 17:28 and 17:29, while Freshman Jack Ryan also scored for the Panthers with an 8th place finish in 18:23. Plymouth South's Drew Mahoney was his team's top finisher placing 3rd with a time of 17:16.  The boys travel to Duxbury on Tuesday.
7) The Panthers Volleyball team had their home opener against Silver Lake Friday and lost a great back and forth contest, 3-2. The set scores were 25-22, 24-26, 22-25, 25-22 and 4-15. Whitman Hanson came out strong in the first set getting out to an early lead but as was the case throughout the match the Panther's sloppy play allowed the Lakers to come back in every game. The Panther's fought hard in the third set to rally back to tie the game at 24-24 but ultimately ran out of steam and couldn't close out the set. In the fourth set the Panther's rallied back after getting down early. In the fifth and deciding set the Panther's came out really flat and just couldn't keep pace with the Laker attack. Stand out players for the Panthers tonight were Erin Clifford with 10 kills and 5 aces; Sophie O'Brien with 6 kills and 2 blocks; and Madison Scott who helped get us several leads throughout the match with her serve had 7 aces and 11 digs. The Panthers play at North Quincy on Monday.
8) The field hockey team continues to play outstanding defense. No team has scored more than 2 goals against them in a game this year.  Kristin Arthur netted the team’s first every goal in the game against Duxbury on Friday.  Sarah Conant had the assist on the goal while Caroline Woodward had 5 saves for the Panthers.  The girls play a doubleheader on Tuesday in the home openers beginning at 4:45pm.





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Friday, September 12, 2014

Field hockey




The freshman field hockey team lost 2-1.A goal by Kristin Arthur. They had 3 shots on net by Kristin Arthur, Jessie Gaudreau,Sarah Conant.One assist by Sarah Conant and Caroline Woodward had 5 saves.


Whitman Hanson Volleyball

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Panthers Impress Against Titans

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> P: Steve McCormack Recovers Fumble in END Zone ( Kick Good Christian Noles)
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> WH: Nick Smith 20 Yards to Nick Villanueva( Nick Smith Run)
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> WH: Nick Smith 8 yard run ( Joe Tanner Kick)
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> 4th QT: Kadir Bullock 6 Yard Run (Kick No Good)
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

WH Girls Soccer Dominates Again




Junior Alexis Fruzzetti led the way with a hat trick as Whitman Hanson improved to 3-0 with a 6-0 shutout over Silver Lake. Two of Fruzzetti's goals came in the first half off of assists from Freshman Eve Montgomery ( 2 assists) and Junior Lindsey Anderson. With the score 2-0 at the half Whitman Hanson erupted for four second half goals. Fruzzetti netted her third while Freshman Taylor Kofton and Freshman Lauren Bonavita (2 goals) accounted for the rest of the scoring. The defense of Jill Shangold, Katie Korzec, Katherine O'Kane and Elana Wood helped goalkeeper Arianna Comendul earn her second shutout of the season.

 

 





Boys soccer plays tough but falls short




The Whitman Hanson Boys Soccer Team played their best game of the season against Silver Lake today.  Although the Panthers lost in the last 3 minutes of the game, this was a battle till the end.

At halftime the score was 0 – 0 with both teams having opportunity.  The feisty Panthers continued battling until the 77th minute when the ball was kicked out of the goalie's hand to give Silver Lake a 1 goal lead with 3 minutes remaining.  The goal was scored by Patrick Hutchinson.  The final S/L goal was scored by Brendan Guilderson with 7 seconds left in the game.  There were many standouts for the Panthers, I am very proud of how them handled themselves in this highly contested match.




Golf pulls off the big win

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Whitman-Hanson loses 3-0 at Duxbury

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Panthers Top Blue Eagles

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Cross Country Sweeps Plymouth South

Whitman-Hanson Cross Country traveled to Plymouth South High School on Tuesday in Patriot League action. The Whitman-Hanson Girls were led by Junior Sam Coletti who won her second league race in a week. Coletti covered the 3 Mile course in 18:54, helping the Panthers defeat Plymouth South 16-46. W-H finished with 5 runners in the top 6 finishers. Senior Co-Captains Kelsey Tierney and Caroline Mulrey tied for second place with identical times of 20:23, followed by Senior Co-Captain Megan Concannon who placed 4th in 20:50. Junior Abbie Newman rounded out the scoring for Whitman-Hanson placing 6th in 21:08. Natalie Hansen of Plymouth South was Plymouth South's top runner finishing 5th in 20:59.

The W-H Boys also won with a score of 20-35. Senior Captain Patrick Brett, who also won his second race of the season, finished first for Whitman-Hanson in 17:07, just ahead of teammate Junior Jayson Keenan at 17:08. Junior Sam Evans and Sophomore Lukas Moscoso finished 4th and 5th respectively for Whitman-Hanson with times of 17:28 and 17:29, while Freshman Jack Ryan also scored for the Panthers with an 8th place finish in 18:23. Plymouth South's Drew Mahoney was his team's top finisher placing 3rd with a time of 17:16.


Whitman Hanson travels to Duxbury for it next meet scheduled for September 16th.