Sunday, October 17, 2021

Update

These are exciting times at Whitman Hanson with many of our teams poised to make the post season. While the old 50 percent standard will still earn teams automatic qualification to the state tournament there is also a power ranking system which could allow some other teams to qualify. The MIAA is releasing the rankings once per week on their website but the Boston Globe is updating them daily. You can find each sport here - https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/high-schools/?p1=BGMenu_Sections

Also, we hope to see alumni at the football game Friday as we celebrate homecoming with the Panthers taking on Plymouth North. At halftime we will hold our Parade of Champions where we honor all of the championship teams from 2020 (due to the pandemic they never had their parade) and 2021. In addition many clubs and activities will be on hand to hold fundraisers and showcase their offerings.

Now to our weekly update….


1. The volleyball team clinched a spot in the tournament with an impressive win over Hingham, 3-1 (25-14, 18-25, 25-22, 25-14) Senior Captain Lily Welch dominated on the court with 17 kills and 8 total blocks. Fellow Senior Captain Abby Martin notched 8 kills against the Harbormen while Senior Riley Scott secured the back of the court with 12 digs. The Panthers are now 8-5 in the league and 9-5 overall; they are back in action on Monday when they play Silver Lake. The team's next goal is to earn a home game in the tournament and to do that they need to finish in the top 16.
2. The Football team lost to Patriot League opponent Marshfield 41-13 but that score does not indicate how close this game was for much of the night. The Panther defense played tough and physical, causing three turnovers helping WH hold a 13-6 lead late in the first half. Senior Malcolm Alcorn-Crowder had a strip sack and fumble recovery in the first half, while senior Bobby Hunter forced another fumble in the second half. Junior Sam Pace added an interception. Offensively, the Panthers ground attack combined to rush for 129 yards, with senior Jake Guiliani leading the way; seniors Andrew Cloutman and Josh Googins and juniors Cam Burrows and Will Frazier also had success on the ground. Burrows and Cloutman each added a touchdown pass for the Panthers, with Hunter and junior Matt Phelps each catching one for a score.
3. The Panther Cross Country Boys and Girls teams traveled to the Cape Cod Fairgrounds in Falmouth Saturday night to run under the lights in the (Large Schools) McIntyre Twilight Meet. Adriana Kelly and McKenna McCarthy got things started with outstanding finishes in the Girls Freshman 2.1 Mile race. Adriana placed 13th overall in a field of 184 in a time of 13:38 while McKenna placed 25th in 14:12. In the Boys Sophomore 5K race in which 268 athletes competed, the team of Logan Bourgelas (32nd, 18:19), Alex Kehayias (42nd, 18:54), Gavin McCarthy (53rd, 19:11), Ryan Crowley (57th, 19:15) and Shane Johnson (63rd, 19:22) combined to place 9th overall among the 29 teams entered. Senior Captain Nathan Tassey ran a 5K Personal Record of 16:39 in the Boys Varsity race placing 27th in a field of 365 runners. Senior Captain Gordon Johnson (123rd, 17:53) also had a great outing for the Panthers. The Girls Varsity 5K race was the final event of the evening and Whitman-Hanson was again led by Senior Captain Myah Kamperides who placed 48th of 287 athletes in a season best 20:22.
4. The Panther golf squad lost their final match of the season at home vs the Pembroke Titans, 230-245 to end the season at 4-12 overall.
Despite the loss, it was the team's best overall score at home, led by senior captain Pat McBroom, who will continue his season Tuesday in the D1 South Sectional Qualifying round at Acushnet Valley, shooting a 3 over par, 37 Freshman Cooper Britton also had his best performance of the year, carding a 4 over par, 38. And sophomore Blake Belcher continues to show his improvement and capabilities with a 7 over par, 41.
It was the last time that five of the six seniors would get to represent the black and red colors, including Jack Carron, who joined the the team this year, but had a major impact on the program as a whole. Cam Murray, a four year player, has come a long way since his freshman year in more ways than just his golfing abilities, along with captains Drew Sullivan (3 year player), Matt Casarano and Chris Ross (both 4 year players).
Lastly, it was senior manager Jack Dunn's last match day with the team as well. Joining the team as a freshman, Jack has done so much over the past 4 years with the program. He has been the support for so many players, taken candid pictures and videos of the team, and even earned a spot in a match this past year. He represents everything it means to be a Panther and the coaches and program as a whole will surely miss having him around next year.
Congrats to the entire team, especially the seniors, on a great season. The team may not have many wins in the standings, but there sure have been a lot of moral victories on a team of hardworking, resilient, and respectful individuals.
5. The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played at home against the Hingham Harborwomen and lost 5-1. The story of the game was penalty corners. Hingham scored 4 out of their 5 goals off of penalty corners. They one open field goal in the third. The Panthers played good defense in the open field. The Panthers were able to get on the board with a penalty corner goal of their late in the fourth. Senior Midfielder Joli Flamos scored by lifting the ball high from the top of the arc. The team still has a good shot at the post season due to their difficult schedule and how that affects the power rankings.
6. The highlight of the week for boys soccer was a 2-2 tie at Plymouth North. The hosts (8-2-3 overall) tied the score off a corner kick with 2 minutes 5 seconds left in the match. W-H (1-7-4 overall) goals were scored by Ethan Fostello and Manny Osorio while Jayden Stafford assisted once. This was a great game for the Panthers who are only two spots out of a playoff spot.
7. While the girls soccer team lost a heartbreaker to Hingham Thursday, 2-1 to end any hope of a league title, earlier in the week the girls made a loud statement by avenging an earlier season loss by beating Plymouth North, 3-1. Olivia Borgen scored all 3 goals in the win. The defense of Megan Bizier, Makenna Marshall, Emily Leitch and Skylar Jordan was outstanding in front of keeper Ava Patete who made 5 saves for the win. Ava Melia, Nora Manning, Kayla Cassidy and Lauryn Fostello all had strong performances.
8. Our cheerleading team wowed the crowd Friday with a terrific halftime performance at the football game. This was only a sneak preview though for the competition season which opens Saturday at Duxbury. The video of Friday's performance can be found on our Twitter @whathletics.

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Update

With the fall season headed for the home stretch, this is a good time to remind students and parents that those interested in playing a winter sport should sign up no later than October 18th. In addition, updated physicals should be emailed to physicals@whrsd.org . Physicals are good for exactly 13 months and once they are expired a student may no longer participate. Freshmen and any student who did not play a sport last year just also take the concussion pre test which can be found at www.whathletics.com.

For our fall athletes, this season the MIAA is introducing a statewide playoff format which will seed teams with a new power rating. If you follow us on Twitter @whathletics you will not be surprised to know that I do not support this change. There are many reasons for my objections but the biggest of which is the sole reliance on margin of victory as its rating tool. This why you may see some strange substitute patterns and play calling at the end of games. You can see the rankings at www.MIAA.net . There is a link at the top of the screen. Please be reminded though that the schedules are no longer found on that site. Instead you can find those at www.arbiterlive.com .

Finally, I want to say thank you to parents and students who have listened to our pleas for better sportsmanship in the stands. With only a couple of exceptions, this fall has been quite encouraging. There are many reasons to show restraint when our teams face adversity or a bad call. People who yell at the officials usually embarrass their children, create an uncomfortable environment for others in the stands and give the game officials reason to find something better to do with their time. It is becoming increasingly difficult to retain and attract officials which has literally led to game cancellations. So again, we thank those of you who have embraced our sportsmanship initiative.

Now let's, check in on all of our teams -


1. The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers beat the Hanover Hawks for the first time ever recording a 1-0 win. The game was a defensive contest. Both clubs were tilting the field in their respective offensive directions throughout the first three quarters, but neither team was able to come up with a goal. The Panthers were able to break the tie midway through the fourth. Senior Captain forward Olivia Phelps carried the ball deep into the offensive zone having deked several Hanover players to find Senior Lauren Dunn who provided the finisher. Panther goal tender Ryan LaBonte records his first win and shutout of the season with an outstanding effort in net. The Panthers will travel next to Plymouth North to face the Eagles on Wednesday (this game time has changed to 5pm due to the lack of bus drivers after school).
2. The WH Golf Squad recorded back two wins this week to improve to 4-10 on the season, defeating the Plymouth North Blue Eagles 211-213 and the Silver Lake Lakers, 266-275.
In Friday's win the captains helped to dig this one out, with Pat McBroom shooting the low round of the day with a 1 over 31, Chris Ross turning in a 4 over par, 34, and Matt Casarano carding a 6 over par, 36. Senior Cam Murray and freshman Cooper Britton both both shot 7 over on the day to help earn the close win.
This was a big revenge match for the Panthers, as they previously lost at their home course a couple weeks back. The team is excited to enter the long weekend with only two matches left, beginning on Tuesday against Duxbury at the Yacht Club.
3. The boys soccer team picked a fine time for their first win of the season winning on senior night Friday, 4-2 over Plymouth South. Seniors Jack Allen and Jayden Stafford both scored a pair of goals while fellow seniors Adam Sousa and Sean McAlpine picked up assists. Seniors Ethan Smith and Jacob Donovan anchored a strong defensive effort. To see the entire tribute to our senior soccer players, click here https://youtu.be/_uXD1KRrRjI
4. The girls soccer team has an explosive win on Friday recording a 6-1 road victory at Plymouth South improving to 9-2-1. Liv Borgen paced the Panthers with 3 goals while Madeline Fitzgerald, Nora Manning and Kayla Cassidy each had solo tallies. Ava Melia, Makenna Marshall and Lauryn Fostello all turned in strong performances. Ava Patete picked up the win in net for the Panthers.
5. The volleyball team lost 2 of 3 this week but in their loss at Duxbury the Panthers became the first team this year to take a set from the Dragons. Earlier in the week, the Panthers beat Pembroke 3-1 (25-22, 21-25, 25-6, 28-26). Senior Captain Abby Martin led the team in kills with 12 and total blocks with 8. Fellow Senior Captain Lily Welch led the team in digs with 20 and aces, 6. Freshman Caroline Gray tallied 38 assists, a season high. Other top performers were Senior Captain Meg Stone with 7 kills and 5 total blocks and Senior Anna Stone with 5 kills. The Panthers are now 6-5 in the league and 7-5 overall.
6. Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country (3-2) dropped its meet at Hingham Tuesday afternoon 20-36. The Panthers Senior Captain Nathan Tassey covered the 2.98 Mile course in 15:49, but Hingham placed the next five runners for the win. Sophomore Logan Bourgelas (7th, 16:55), Senior Gordon Johnson (8th, 17:10), Sophomore Alex Keheyias (9th, 17:37) and Sophomore Ryan Crowley (11th, 17:40) closed out the scoring for Whitman-Hanson.
7. Whitman-Hanson Girls Cross Country (2-3) fell to Hingham 23-38 Tuesday in Hingham. Senior Captain Myah Kamperides finished 2nd overall for the Panthers in 19:54, with Freshman Adriana Kelly placing 3rd in 20:21. Seniors Sarah Boulger, Erin Kelly and Anna Flynn ran well for the Panthers in the loss.
8. The football team battled to the final play of the game Friday at Silver Lake before being stopped on the goal line with 6 seconds left resulting in a 13-6 loss. Offensively the Panthers were led by senior Jake Guiliani who rushed for 50 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown, senior Collin Briggs who caught 4 passes for 60 yards, and junior quarterback Cam Burrows who was 10/16 passing for 115 yards. Defensively, the linebacker combination of Guiliani and junior Evan Casey combined for 15 tackles and senior Malcolm Alcorn-Crowder finished with 2 sacks and 2 tackles for loss. Junior Sam Pace had an interception.
9. Our cheerleading team has been hard at work preparing for the competition season which is just around the corner. The team will open at Duxbury on October 23rd and then compete every week the rest of the fall.

Here is the schedule for this week as of today - keep in mind that with all of our transportation issues some dates and times could change.

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Sunday, October 3, 2021

Update


As many of you know, we are experiencing a terrible bus driver shortage which is affecting Athletics.  The result will lead to game time changes and in some cases cancellations.  Please be sure to follow us on Twitter @whatheltics for updates.  In some cases the changes may happen the day of an event.  Coaches should have sent home a transportation waiver which will give students the option to drive on their own or with others to select events.  Please do not sign this waiver if you are uncomfortable with this .


Now to our update:

  1. The football team continues to be plagued by injuries.  With more than a dozen players sidelined for a variety of reasons, the Panthers dropped their league opener Friday against Hingham, 35-0.  The games was very competitive through the first half before the short handed Panthers ran out of gas.  The offense was led by junior center Maddox Colclough and senior Matt Busch, both of whom set the tone blocking all night. Defensively senior Rocco Ruffini played excellently with 9 total tackles, including 3 tackles for loss. Junior Matt Phelps added an interception and junior Will Frazier had a tackle for loss and fumble recovery. Whitman-Hanson looks to bounce back at Silver Lake on Friday.
  2. The field hockey team had a tremendous week raising hundreds of dollars in their pediatric cancer fundraiser and on the same day picked up their first win of the season beating Duxbury, 3-0.  The Panthers were wearing t-shirts with gold ribbons to show their support in fighting pediatric cancer.  The Panthers scored in the first with a goal from senior forward Ally Ayers, her third of the season. The score remained 1-0 going into the half.  The Panthers had opportunities to increase their league before the half, but the Dragons defense was solid.  The Panthers got two goals in the third.  Senior Midfielder Joli Flamos scored on a corner to make the game 2-0.  Senior Captain Mary Kate Ryan pounded the ball on the Dragons keeper until Sophomore Forward Paige Cosgrove knocked it in to make the game 3-0.  The Panthers are back in action on Monday when they face the Panthers of Plymouth South.
  3. The girls soccer team has a strong week beating both Scituate (5-0) and Marshfield (3-2).  Kayla Cassidy had 2 goals and Ava Melia scored the eventual game winner in the second half in the Marshfield win.  Emily Leitch, Makenna Marshall, Megan Bizier and Skylar Jordan turned in strong defensive performances.
  4. Boys soccer fell behind 3-0 at Marshfield before scoring the next two, cutting the deficit to one, 3-2. Freshman standout Jah Estrela scored his first career goal for W-H, as teammates Sean McAlpine had one assist along with Jayden Stafford's one goal and one assist.
  5.  Whitman-Hanson volleyball continues to make noise in the Patriot League improving to 6-3 overall after beating Scituate, Silver Lake and Marshfield by a combined score of 9-1.  In the 3-1 win over Marshfield, The Panthers started off strong, winning the first two sets, dropped the third in a nail-biting set, and came back with avengence in the fourth and final set. Senior Captain Lily Welch was relentless at the net with 12 kills and 6 total blocks. Sophomore Riley Codero came in clutch as the setter and tallied 21 assists while doing so. Junior Gracey Gorman was impressive to watch on court and a crucial player in the game. The Panthers are now 5-3 in the league and 6-3 overall. They are back in action on Monday when the face Pembroke.
  6. The WH Panther golf squad didn't fare well this week in terms of winning but they had a great day on senior night against Duxbury celebrating 7 players, who all played some of their best golf of the season. Senior Captain Pat McBroom was the match medalist with an impressive 1 over par, 35. Senior captain Chris Ross turned in an 8 par, song with freshman Cooper Britton, while seniors Jack Carron, Cam Murray, and captain Drew Sullivan played bogey golf, each shooting a 43.     Duxbury is always a challenging opponent," admitted Coach Brian Dempsey. "Despite our loss today, I'm extremely proud of not just our players in the match, who stepped up to the challenge to turn in their lowest score of the season, but also to the entire team, who showed great support for their teammates."Senior Jack Dunn made his first appearance in the Panther uniform after being with the team since his freshman year. His round was capped off by an impressive up and down on the 9th hole, draining a difficult 8 ft putt. "There's no one more deserving for a spot in the lineup than Jack (Dunn) tonight," added Dempsey. "Since freshman year, he's been the first one to offer a fist bump or an encouraging cheer before and after matches, so we were thrilled to be able to give him this opportunity.  Congratulations to the 7 seniors tonight! Listed below (from left to right): Drew Sullivan (Capt), Matt a Casarano (Capt), Pat McBroom (Capt), Jack Carron, Cam Murray, Chris Ross (Capt), and Jack Dunn. 
  7. It was a split decision for cross country this week.  Senior Captains Nathan Tassey (17:36) and Gordon Johnson (17:56) placed first and second, while Sophomore Logan Bourgelas finished 3rd (18:20)  in leading Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country (3-1) to a 21-36 win over Plymouth North at home on its 5K course Wednesday afternoon.  Also scoring for the Panthers were Sophomores Alex Keheyias (19:06) and Gavin McCarthy (19:07).

 8. The Whitman-Hanson Girls Cross Country (2-2) team lost to Plymouth North at home 27-28 Wednesday afternoon.  Senior Captain Myah Kamperides finished 2nd (20:53) on the 5K course behind PNs Freshman standout Macey Shriner (20:34.)  Also scoring for the Panthers were Freshman McKenna McCarthy (5th, 22:09), Senior Captain Sarah Boulger (6th, 22:20), Freshman Adrianna Kelly (7th, 23:05) and Sophomore Caroline Poth (8th, 23:49.)


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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Update

There are so many things that make Whitman Hanson such a wonderful community but at the very heart of it all are the people who make up the Panther family, especially our students.  Our Superfans come up with weekly themes to help encourage school

Spirit and this week they wanted to do more than just that.  They decided to make our theme GOLD in honor of pediatric cancer awareness month.  That is why we had a Gold Rush of students at the football game Friday.  In addition, we raised more than $700 as part of our ongoing project to help families who have children at Dana Farber at Christmas time.


And now to our weekly rundown - 


Senior Captain Nathan Tassey helped lead Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country (2-1) to a 23-36 win at Silver Lake Tuesday afternoon.  Tassey placed 1st overall on the 2.65 mile course in 15:02.  Also scoring for the Panthers were Senior Captain Gordon Johnson (3rd; 15:18), and Sophomores Logan Bourgelas (4th, 16:06), Ryan Crowley (7th, 16:48) and Alex Keheyias (8th, 17:00.)

 

Whitman-Hanson Girls Cross Country (2-1) downed Silver Lake 23-35 Tuesday afternoon.  Summer Bejanaro of Silver Lake finished 1st overall on the 2.65 course in 17:36, but the Panthers placed five of the next six runners for the win.  Senior Captain Myah Kamperides (2nd, 18:09), Freshman McKenna McCarthy (3rd, 18:28), Senior Captain Sarah Boulger (5th, 19:47), Senior Erin Kelly (6th, 19:48) and Freshman Adrianna Kelly (7th, 19:51) sealed the victory for Whitman-Hanson.


Our volleyball team lost 2 of three this week but they had an exciting home win over Hanover and a very close one against league power Hingham on the road.  In the Hanover win the Panthers won 3-2 (25-23, 18-25, 25-13, 24-26, 15-7) in their league match. Senior Captain Lily Welch was a force at the next with 18 kills, 8 solo blocks, and 2 assisted blocks. Fellow Senior Captain Abby Martin tallied 9 kills and 7 solo blocks. Freshman Caroline Gray tallied 42 assists, 4 solo blocks, 3 assisted blocks, 4 kills, and 2 aces. Senior Captain Meg Stone leg the team in aces with 3.


Our football team dropped their non-league contest to Rockland Friday.  The Panthers were led by junior quarterback Cam Burrows on offense. Burrows threw for 121 yards on 16 attempts, completing 8 passes including two downfield strikes to senior Collin Briggs. The Panther defense had several strong defensive stands and were led by senior linebacker Jake Guiliani who had 7 tackles, including one for a loss. Senior defensive end Malcolm Alcorn-Crowder also contributed with 6 tackles and a sack. The Panthers open up their Patriot League schedule Friday at home against Hingham.  Injuries have been a major problem and the team is hoping to get healthy for this important stretch.


It was a mixed bag for girls soccer this week going 1-1-1.  The highlight of the week was a 2-2 draw with Hingham in a battle between two of the top teams in the state.  Whitman Hanson opened the scoring 7 minutes into the game when Olivia Borgen fired home a Lauryn Fostello pass. After Hingham tied the game Borgen put the Panthers ahead 2-1 on a penalty shot and the score remained until the half. Whitman Hanson Freshman goalkeeper Ava Patete(13 saves), who was outstanding all night, kept Hingham at bay until they picked up a loose ball and fired it into the net with 4 minutes remaining. Nora Manning and Kayla Cassidy were outstanding for the Panthers along with the defensive efforts of Megan Bizier, Skylar Jordan, Emily Leitch, Savannah Kamperides and Makenna Marshall.


The boys soccer team had a rough week going 0-3 but there were some highlights.  Senior captain Jayden Stafford scored both goals in a 3-2 loss at North Quincy and he also assisted on Manny Osorio's goal at Silver Lake.  Ethan Smith has played well in net making 65 saves this season with help from senior captains Sean McAlpine and Jacob Donovan.


The golf team won 2 of three this week the highlight of which was a 275-289 off the back at Ridder Farm Golf Course.


The Panthers (and match) were once again led by senior captain Pat McBroom with an impressive 3 over par, 39. Junior Harry Chase bounced back from a tough performance yesterday to card an 8 over 44 to help push the Panthers to victory. Seniors Cam Murray and Jack Carron also contributed to the win, shooting a 46 and 47, respectively.


The highlight of the week for the field hockey team was a 3-3 tie at West Bridgewater.  The Panthers went up 1-0 in the first quarter with a goal from Senior Captain Olivia Phelps.  The Wild Cats were able to net 2 goals in the second before the half to take the lead.  The Wild Cats scored in the third to take a comfortable 3-1 lead.  The Panthers dominated the third period offensively and Senior forward Ally Ayers scored her first of the season.  Ally Ayers tied the game up in the fourth with a second goal.  Both teams continued to attack each other offensively for the remainder of the game.


This is the week ahead 




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Sunday, September 19, 2021

WH Athletics Update

At our captains council meeting  this week, our student leaders committed to using their influence to help their classmates and teammates recognize how disrespectful and disappointing the recent Tik Tok challenges are.  Along the same lines, we are challenging all students to help keep our school clean. If you see trash around our facility, please do your part and pick it up.  If everyone pitches in, we can keep our school looking great and in the process we are doing the opposite of the silly Tik Tok challenge.


Here is a rundown of the exciting week of Whitman Hanson athletic action:


  1. The boys soccer team turned in the most exciting moment of the week when Adam Sousa turned what looked to be a sure loss into a hard fought 2-2 tie with Hanover when he drilled a 35 yard laser beam with just 3 seconds to play.  Adam also had the other goal of the game for the Panthers who have 2 ties and 1 loss in their three games this season.  The defense led by by captain Jacob Donovan and fellow senior Ethan Smith continues to play well. 
  2. The girls soccer team suffered a 3-1 setback this week on the road at Plymouth North but quickly bounced right back by beating Hanover 1-0 on the road Friday. Just 2 minutes into the second half Kayla Cassidy took a Liv Borgen feed and fired the ball into the lower corner of the net. The Panthers continued to pressure but were unable to put anymore on the board. Makenna Marshall, Megan Bizier, Emily Leitch and Skylar Jordan all played well defensively in front of keeper Ava Patete (7saves) who picked up the shutout.  The long awaited matchup with Hingham takes place Monday night at 6:30pm at Whitman Hanson.
  3. Whitman-Hanson volleyball defeated Plymouth North 3-1 (25-21, 25-9, 11-25, 25-20) in their league match. The Panthers started off strong, winning the first set and second set. Freshman Caroline Gray was consistent throughout the match with 23 serves, 2 of them being aces. Gray also tallied 18 assists, 7 assisted blocks, and 2 solo blocks. Senior Captain Abby Martin also tallied 7 assisted blocks and 7 kills, too. Fellow senior Captain, Lily Welch, had 7 kills, while senior Anna Stone was not far behind with 5 kills. The Panthers are back in action on Monday when they face Hanover. 
  4. The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played to a 3-3 tie with West Bridgewater.  The Panthers went up 1-0 in the first quarter with a goal from Senior Captain Olivia Phelps.  The Wild Cats were able to net 2 goals in the second before the half to take the lead.  The Wild Cats scored in the third to take a comfortable 3-1 lead.  The Panthers dominated the third period offensively and Senior forward Ally Ayers scored her first of the season.  Ally Ayers tied the game up in the fourth with a second goal.  Both teams continue to attack each other offensively for the remainder of the game.
  5. Whitman Hanson golf is still searching for their first win of the season after losing to league favorite Hingham Harbormen at South Shore CC, 306-236.  Hingham's high powered line up was too much for the Panthers, but senior captain Pat McBroom led his team with a 4 over par, 40.  
  6. The Whitman-Hanson Football team lost their home opener to the Foxboro Warriors 38 to 0 Friday before a packed crowd, many of whom were sporting their favorite Hawaiian outfits.  Leading the way on offense for the Panthers was Junior Will Frazier who carried the ball 11 times for 53 yards. On defense, the linebacker duo of junior Evan Casey and senior Jake Guiliani combined for 13 tackles, including 3 tackles for loss. The Panthers face off against the Rockland Bulldogs Friday at home. 
  7. The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country team (1-1) fell to host Marshfield (1-0) 21-39 Tuesday afternoon.  Top finishers for the Panthers were Senior Captains Nathan Tassey (3rd, 16:53) and Gordon Johnson (4th, 17:10) along with Sophomore Logan Bourgelas (9th, 18:09.)

 8. Whitman-Hanson Girls Cross Country (1-1) lost at Marshfield Tuesday afternoon 15-50.  Marshfield placed the first 7 runners for the win.  Senior Myah Kamperides (8th, 20:14) and Freshman McKenna McCarthy (9th, 20:24) had good outings for the Panthers.

  1. It will be a while before our cheerleaders have a completion but they had a great week too.  Friday they welcomed the future cheerleaders for a clinic, pizza party and a joint cheering adventure on the sideline. 


Once again a reminder the miaa app and miaa website is no longer the place for the schedules.

 We use arbiterlive.com. You can get a direct link to the WH page at www.whathletics.com.  Here is a look at the week ahead.



Thursday, September 16, 2021

BOYS SOCCER

Patriot League Game 

HANOVER 2 @ WHITMAN-HANSON 2: Hanover lead 1-0 at halftime and 2-0 ten minutes into the second half. Senior forward Adam Sousa scored both W-H (0-1-2, overall) goals. The first assisted by Ethan Fostello and the second, unassisted, a strike from 35 yards out, as the ball traveled in the air into the top left corner of the net, with three seconds remaining in the match. 




Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Volleyball

Whitman-Hanson battled it out with Quincy in their first league game, but ultimately fell short 1-3 (25-23, 8-25, 21-25, 11-25). Lily Welch was a presence at the net with 19 kills and 3 solo blocks. Caroline Gray had 30 assists, a season high. The panthers are back in action on Friday when they face Plymouth North.

Panther Golf Falls to Hingham

Whitman Hanson golf suffered their fourth loss of the year today against the league favorite Hingham Harbormen at South Shore CC, losing 306-236.
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Field Hockey

The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played against the Hingham Harborwomen and lost 5-1.  Hingham dominated the first quarter by jumping on loose balls and creating scoring chances to take a 2-0 lead.  Madeline Guidaboni notched her first goal of the season n the second quarter to make the game 2-1.  Hingham was dominate in the second quarter and was able to put in two more goals before the half.  The Panthers made some adjustments and had some offensive opportunities in the second half, but it was not enough to tally another goal.

Patriot League. 0-3-0

Overall 0-3-0

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

LWhitman Hanson girls soccer

The Whitman Hanson girls soccer team was defeated 3-1 by Patriot League opponent Plymouth North. Nora Manning(1goal), Makenna Marshall, Megan Bizier and Emily Leitch played well in the loss.
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Patriot League Cross Country - Whitman-Hanson Regional




BOYS
 
The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country team (1-1) fell to host Marshfield (1-0) 21-39 Tuesday afternoon.  Marshfield was paced on the 2.85 Mile course by Drew Pesko and Jay Joyce who finished 1-2.  Top finishers for the Panthers were Senior Captains Nathan Tassey (3rd, 16:53) and Gordon Johnson (4th, 17:10) along with Sophomore Logan Bourgelas (9th, 18:09.)
 
GIRLS
 
Whitman-Hanson Girls Cross Country (1-1) lost at Marshfield Tuesday afternoon 15-50.  Marshfield placed the first 7 runners for the win.  Senior Myah Kamperides (8th, 20:14) and Freshman McKenna McCarthy (9th, 20:24) had good outings for the Panthers.
 
 
Steve George, Head Coach
 
 
 

WH Golf Defeated by Hanover Hawks

The WH golf team hosted the Hanover Hawks today off the front nine at Ridder Farm Golf Course. The Hawks were victorious jumping to 2-0 on the season, dropping the Panthers to 0-3, with a 248-258 win.

Senior Captain Pat McBroom led all scorers again with his impressive 2 over par, 36, followed by fellow captain Matt Casarano, who turned in a 5 over par 41. Freshman Cooper Britton also continues to hang in the matches with his solid bogey golf round of 43.
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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Update from WH Athletics

The first week of Fall sports is in the books and while some of our teams suffered setbacks, others got off to a great start. In both cases, it is terrific to see everyone out there competing and having fun.

Before we provide all of the recaps, we would like to ask parents to be on a lookout in their emails for a message about our renewed emphasis on sportsmanship from our spectators. In short, the entire Patriot League is committed to creating a healthy atmosphere for our students athletes to compete. We also recognize that if we don't change something fast, soon we will not be able to get officials for our games. We are already on the edge of a crisis in this area. So, please read what we are sending to you via email and join us in helping our school and our league be role models for others across the state.


Now to the action-


1. Our new boys soccer coach Tony Reis led his team to a 2-2 draw at Quincy in the season opener. After falling behind, 1-0 at the half, Three minutes into the second stanza W-H's Jack Allen tied the score from close range. The hosts regained lead 11 minutes later. Two minutes then elapsed when Osorio equalized the match with his well placed header, crossed into the area from Cam Cassidy. Central defender Jacob Donovan was a stalwart the entire game for the visitors.
2. The girls soccer team is off to a strong start posting - pair of wins over Weymouth (5-1) and Quincy (7-0). In the home win over Quincy, Maddie Allen and Kayla Cassidy paced the Panthers with 2 goals each while Olivia Borgen, Lauryn Fostello and Maddie Fitzgerald each had single tallies. Riley Conway, Brooke McAloney and Savannah Kamperides all had strong games.
3. The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country team (1-0) opened up its 2021 campaign with a 26-31 win over Quincy/North Quincy. Robert Cannon (17:08) and Hatim Boukhtan (17:12) finished 1-2 for the visitors, but Whitman-Hanson placed 5 of the next 6 runners with Senior Captain Nathan Tassey (3rd, 17:29), Senior Captain Gordon Johnson (4th, 18:21) and Sophomores Logan Bourgelas (5th, 19:19), Alex Keheyias (6th, 19:33), and Gavin McCarthy (8th, 19:41) rounding out the scoring.

4) Senior Captain Myah Kamperides (21:12) led the Whitman-Hanson Panthers Girls Cross Country team (1-0) with a wire-to-wire win over Quincy-North Quincy 25-32 on her 5K home course Friday afternoon. Freshman McKenna McCarthy placed 3rd overall in 21:37. Also scoring for the Panthers were Senior Captain Sarah Boulger (6th, 23:07), Senior Erin Kelly (7th, 23:21) and Freshman Adrianna Kelly (8th, 23:56.

5) Our volleyball team beat Abington 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-14) in Thursdays season opening, non league, game. Freshman Caroline Gray made her first Varsity debut and did not disappoint. Gray tallied an impressive 27 assists with the help of seniors Lily Welch and Anna Stone. Welch led the team in kills with 10, but A. Stone was not far behind with


6) The football team lost a tough Patriot League crossover matchup to Hanover. Running behind a strong offensive line including seniors Rocco Ruffini and Malcolm Alcorn-Crowder, Whitman-Hanson was led by Andrew Cloutman on offense, rushing for two scores. Will Frazier added a 70 yard rushing touchdown in the fourth to bring the Panthers within two scores. On defense the Panthers were led by Evan Casey who had 12 tackles and the front four consisting of Ruffini, Alcorn-Crowder, Maddox Colclough, and Collin Murphy.


7) The Whitman Hanson Panther Golf squad lost their season opener at Furnace Brook Golf Course against Quincy, 266-277 to start the season at 0-1. Senior captain Pat McBroom led the way for the Panthers with a 7 over par, 42, while fellow senior captains Drew Sullivan and Chris Ross turned in an 8 over and 9 over respectively. Despite the loss, the squad was happy to officially kick off the season and see what they are made of. Though there were definitely some strokes left out on the course, the team is looking forward to some concentrated time at the range and practice this weekend before a three match week ahead of them.


8) The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers dropped their season open at home against Marshfield, 1-0. The Rams were able to capitalize early in the first quarter by pressuring the Panthers to turn over the ball in their defensive zone. After that initial tally by the Rams, the Panthers regrouped and played stingy defense on Marshfield offensive rushes. Seniors Defense Rosie McKinnon, Ashley Sawtelle and Caitlyn Crowley were relentless in hustling back to protect their net minder. Joli Flamos for the Panthers was a stand out at midfield as she was impressive playing on offense and defense. Flamos lead a few offensive rushes that almost got the Panthers to tie up the game in the fourth quarter.


Here is a look at what is ahead this week:


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Monday, September 6, 2021

WH Athletics

After a busy preseason, we are ready to open the fall athletic season this week. As a reminder, the MIAA app and website is no longer being used. The state is now using arbiter sports. The links to the schedules and calendar can be found at www.whathletics.com.
Please remember that user fees are now due. Each family must either pay the fee and past due amounts at the website or contact us with a payment plan. The user fee is $250. Students who have not paid the fee or arranged a payment/service plan will be held out of action. While we do not grant any waivers for the fees we do allow payment plans and service plans. Parents can work the ticket booth (concession stands do not qualify for credit) or students can do scorekeeping or general athletic cleaning.
Finally, the Patriot League has a renewed emphasis on fan behavior and sportsmanship. Please be on the looking in your email on some new guidelines. In short, please know we will not tolerate any negative interaction between parents and officials. Parents may not yell anything negative to our game officials. We Have reached a breaking point where many games have to be cancelled because we cannot get officials. All of us involved in high school Athletics must do better in how we treat these people who dedicate their time to our students so they can play the games they love. Please help us by maintaining good sportsmanship regardless of the outcome or a specific call.


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Sunday, August 29, 2021

Update

Welcome back to another year of Whitman Hanson athletics.  We are excited to see our student athletes grow from this experience while having lots of fun and building lifelong friendships.  Being on a team is something that is truly special and it is our hope that every student can benefit from this experience.  We have many sports that do not have cuts so if a student wants to be on a team, we have room for them.

Even though sports are already underway, we will welcome new students on cross country, Jv boys or girls soccer and Jv field hockey.  If you would like to join, please go to www.whathletics.com and click on tryout checklist and fill everything out.  Also send me an email at robert.rodgers@whrsd.org so I can help guide you through the process.

It should be noted that we are no longer using the MIAA website as they have taken that down.  We are now using arbiter sports.  You can find a direct link to the calendar and individual sports at whathletics.com but here is the link - https://www.arbiterlive.com/Teams?entityId=25758  

Please keep in mind schedules change often so please refer to think link.  Also, the best way to be sure you are up to date on all things related to athletics please follow us on Twitter @whathletics .


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Fall 2021 Tryout Information

 Fall 2021 Tryout Information (please scroll down to find your sport)

Be sure to look at the tryout checklist - you MUST have every part of the requirements taken care of PRIOR to practicing.  


Cross Country (a no-cut sport) Pre-Season Practices  

  

Monday, August 23 through Friday, August 27 - 2:30 on the outdoor Track 

Saturday, August 28 - Time and Place to Be Determined 

Monday, August 30 and Tuesday, August 31 - 2:30 on the Track 

  

Thereafter practice will begin at 2:30 each day following school with times 

to be determined on early release dates. 


Field Hockey Try Out Schedule and Information

 

If you are looking to try a new sport, then joining field hockey is definitely worth considering.

 

The first day of tryouts is Monday, August 23rd.  Players are expected to be at the turf by 9 am. In order to participate in the try out session for field hockey, all perspective players must have an updated physical, an impact test, and have signed up for field hockey.  If any of these three requirement has not been completed, players will be expected to complete them before taking the field.  Players are expected to have the necessary equipment.  Players will need field hockey approved goggles, field hockey shin pads, field hockey stick, and a mouth guard.  We will take the field at 9:30-11:30.  The first day of tryouts focuses primarily on ball control.  We will engage in passing drills and relays.

 

The second day of try outs is on Tuesday, August 24th.  Players will be expected to be at the turf by 9:15.  We will take the field from 9:30-11:30.  We will work on ball control, passing, shooting, and defense.

 

The third and last day is on Wednesday, August 25th.  Players will be expected to be at the turf by 9:15.  We will be on the field from 9:30-11:30.  We will go over positions, penalties, and penalty corners.  The last hour of try outs will be a full field scrimmage.

 

Please contact Coach Humphrey (Todd.humphrey@whrsd.org)  if you have any questions.  Looking forward to another amazing season.  Please follow us on Twitter for Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Updates @FieldWh

 




2021 Golf Tryouts


** ALL PHYSICALS AND SIGN UP REQUIREMENTS MUST BE TURNED IN AND TAKEN CARE OF PRIOR TO TRYOUTS! **


On the first day of tryouts (Mon., Aug. 23), all players should plan to arrive at Ridder Farm Golf Course about 45 minutes early (9:15 am) and check in at the lower putting green by the first tee and club house; there, players my putt around and warm up as we will take attendance and let everyone know of the foursome they will be playing with. The foursomes will be mixed to best achieve a balance of age and skill (to the best of my ability). This year, athletes will be playing 18 holes on the first day of tryouts (Mon, Aug. 23), and 9 on the second (Tues., Aug. 24, beginning at 12:50). After that time, scores will be tallied up for their 27 holes, and the selection process, mostly based on their averages, will begin. 


It’s difficult to say exactly what scorex will “make the cut” as every year is different with the number of people trying out and ability levels. Though their score is not the only factor used to make the team, it is a strong indicator. We will be keeping 16 players, as that is what the course allows us to keep, and at this point, we have around 24 golfers trying out.



Boys Soccer

All Practices are on the turf field but could be moved to grass if needed.  Please be prepared for both.  Also you must have shin guards and should bring a soccer ball.


Monday, August 23: 8:00a. – 9:30a. TRYOUTS

Tuesday, August 24: 8:00a. – 9:30a. TRYOUTS

Wednesday, August 25: 8:00a. – 9:30a.

Thursday, August 26: 8:00a. – 9:30a

Friday, August 27: 8:00a. – 9:30a


Whitman Hanson Girls’ Soccer

2021 Tryout and Practice Schedule 


Listed below are the dates and times of tryouts. Before trying out all players must have the following items completed:


  1. Online signup and parent permission forms completed and submitted.

  2. Updated physical in order to tryout. A physical expires on the 13th month to the day of the physical and will make you ineligible. Mr. Rodgers has been sending constant reminders to get this done.

  3.  All players must have completed the concussion testing online.

Forms and concussion testing can be found at whathletics.com


Listed below are Important Dates and Tryout Times ***************************

Tryout Times  


Players are expected to attend scheduled tryout sessions.

Please bring a soccer ball and water bottle to tryouts.

August 23 – Tryouts

3:45pm All players meet at turf field to check in. Bring any necessary paperwork.

4:00 -7:00pm Tryouts for all grades (turf field)


August 24 – Tryouts

4:00 - 6:30pm Tryouts for all grades (turf field)


August 25th – Practice

2:30-4:30pm  Tryouts for all grades(turf field)

* Email sent to players notifying them of what team they made.


August 26 - Practice

4-6pm Practice for all teams


August 27 - Scrimmage/Practice

4-6pm Practice for players not participating in scrimmage

6-8pm Scrimmage vs Mansfield for selected players


August 28 - No Practice


August 29 - We will practice. Time to be determined.



** 2:30-4:30 will be the normal practice time once school starts.


Important Notes

All players are expected:


  1.  To be present for all practices and games.

  2.  To communicate with their coaches if there are issues.

  3. Maintain academic excellence and integrity.

  4. To be respectful of teammates, coaches, officials and opponents

  5. To be outstanding representatives of our Whitman Hanson school community


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 781-618-7415(school) or email me at david.floeck@whrsd.org



Sincerely,

Coach Floeck



Volleyball

Thank you for signing up to tryout for volleyball! Please remember, in order to tryout, athletes need a current physical and to have taken the student concession pre-test prior to the first day of tryouts. All of this information can be found on WHAthletics.com as well as the tryout checklist. 

 

Tryouts will be held from August 23-26. Incoming freshmen will tryout from during the first session, from 9-11 AM and incoming sophomores, juniors, and seniors will tryout during the second session, from 12-2 PM. After August 23, athletes from the first session may be invited to join the second session depending on their overall skill and ability; these athletes will be notified no later than 3 PM after each day of tryouts. Teams will be determined on Thursday, August 26 and athletes will be notified no later than 5 PM. 

 

Athletes who make the varsity team will be participating in pre-season scrimmage on August 27 at Rockland High School from 9-12 where they will play against Rockland, Norwell, and Plymouth South. 

 

Athletes who make the freshmen, JV, and varsity team will be asked to participate in our Car Wash Fundraiser on September 4 from 10 AM - 12 PM. More details to follow. 

 

Please reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns. 

 

Thank you & we look forward to seeing everyone on August 23!

Coach Richner (Varsity)

Coach Siden (JV)

Coach Kummer (Freshman)


Football 

Here is the link to the Football Calendar


August/September Calendar 2021 - Google Docs 


Practice for grades 10-12 begins on Friday 8/20 with a 7am Meeting, On Field at 8am and finishing at 10am.  Helmets only.




Freshmen Football players and Parents:

 

Tips on things to do before season starts in about one month.

 

1.        Come to summer workouts if you can….every Tuesday and Thursday morning 730-830 a.m.  Meet at PantherWe have had 20+ players coming all summer.  These are NOT mandatory workouts but they are a great way to help get you in shape AND meet some of your fellow future teammates.

 

2.       VERY IMPORTANT:  Follow all things on this checklist on this link made by our athletic director Bob Rodgers.  This includes how to sign up, how to take concussion test, where and how to turn in physical forms, etc.  You cannot begin to practice with us until you have taken care of the items on this list.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K09EUY0X8wlKYi5pB67unZPtdgEXT620uMsKdigSIEc/edit?usp=sharing

 

3.       See our game schedule at this link (games dates and times are subject to change…also, more games may be added to this schedule soon) https://www.arbiterlive.com/Teams/Schedule/7675825

 

4.       See this link for all the kids that have signed up so far….see if you still need a concussion test done or a physical turned in:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Sx1MJKU4jxbEZUico3dSX6kj5EirKdTGk6N-KhJtfyA/edit?usp=sharing

 

5.   One of the most important things you need to do is be sure to sign up for our remind message app.  It is the main way that we communicate to all players and parents on the team.  To join, simply text "@whfreshmen" (no quotes) to number 81010.  It is simply and easy to do and you will instantly be signed up.  Once you do this, you will not miss any important messages or information we send out.  Tell anyone else that want's to join the team to do this too.  Both parents/ guardians AND players should join.

 

6.       Go out and buy your cleats now!  This is so you can start wearing them now to break them in….you will be glad you did once the season starts.  Also get a mesh jersey to go over your shoulder pads for practice.  Try to buy it in the color of either black or white.

 

7.       Go out and buy BLACK football pants now while they are in stock.  You can easily order them over Amazon and we recommend that you get the ones with the pads embedded inside the pant (makes cleaning, storage, and maintenance very easy).  These links on amazon will get you a pair for $35 or under.  There are several other similar types on amazon, this is just a sampling. 

 

a.   https://www.amazon.com/gp/slredirect/picassoRedirect.html/ref=pa_sp_atf_aps_sr_pg1_1?ie=UTF8&adId=A090572432DRKFTOFF725&url=%2FSports-Unlimited-Double-Integrated-Football%2Fdp%2FB07TLNKPWC%2Fref%3Dsr_1_4_sspa%3Fdchild%3D1%26keywords%3Dfootball%2Bpants%2Bblack%2Bwith%2Bpads%26qid%3D1627328533%26sr%3D8-4-spons%26psc%3D1&qualifier=1627328533&id=3736727746145960&widgetName=sp_atf

b.  https://www.amazon.com/Russell-Youth-Integrated-Economy-Football/dp/B0079IXEMW/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=football+pants+black+with+pads&qid=1627328533&sr=8-6

c.   https://www.amazon.com/CHAMPRO-Sports-Integrated-Football-Practice/dp/B07SNSXBPY/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=football+pants+black+with+pads&qid=1627328533&sr=8-9

 

8.       Recruit a friend to play.  Currently we have 22 players signed up.  We’d like to get that number up to 30 if possible.  This is a great time for someone to try football if they think they might be interested.  It is the last year you will play with just kids from your own grade and age group. 

 

9.   Tentative first week of practice dates and time (subject to change):

 

a.       8/26 12-2 pm

b.      8/27 12-2 pm

c.       8/28 8-10 am

d.      8/30 First day back for teachers….2-4 pm

e.      8/31 2-4 pm

f.        9/1 First day of school for students….practice 2-4 pm

g.       9/2 2-4 pm

h.      9/3 2-30-4:30 pm

i.         9/4 Possible scrimmage in am…time and place TBA

 

Side Note:  We provide helmets and shoulder pads and game jerseys here a WH. 

 

Please don’t hesitate to call (508-868-5286) or email if you have any questions.

 

Coach Rozen