Sunday, June 16, 2019

That's A Wrap


Well that’s a wrap on the 2018/2019 WH Athletic season which saw a record 1,003 roster spots filled by 606 different students.  More than half of our student population participated in some level of athletics this school year.  As impressive as those numbers are though, I believe we can go even higher.  We believe that every student could benefit from being a part of an athletic team.  It doesn’t matter your athleticism or skill level, we have a something for all students.  The entire list of offerings can be found at www.whathletics.com .  To parents, if your son or daughter doesn’t currently participate please consider discussing it with them. 

Everyone who would like to participate next school year, should have their parents go to www.whathletics.com and fill out the online permission slip as soon as possible.  These lists are shared with coaches and they often communicate information about the team using these lists.  All student athletes and their parents should be reminded that there is a mandatory Athletic First Night meeting on Sunday August 18th at 5pm in the PAC at the high school.

Captains are reminded that the council meetings have been set for the summer.  If you did not attend last meeting you should contact Coach Rodgers at robert.rodgers@whrsd.org.  The next meeting is tomorrow (Monday 6/17 at noon in the library).

Finally, a very important reminder to all students that in order to be eligible to play sports next school season, you must have earned 20 credits this school year.  Anyone who failed to meet that threshold is ineligible to participate in athletics until the spring season as the next marking period of record doesn’t take place until semester one in January.  If you failed to reach the 20 credit mark, you may be eligible for summer school or other credit recovering options.  Speak with your guidance counselors as soon as possible.

We hope everyone has a safe and productive summer.  Remember, it’s the work you put in over the next couple of months that will determine your success in your next season.  Success leaves clues….look at the players and teams that have enjoyed the level of success that you want to emulate.  Are you working as hard as they did? Can you work even harder?  If you truly want it, you will.  Enjoy the summer!


Thursday, June 13, 2019

Summer Camps


2019 Whitman-Hanson Summer Camps
Co-Ed Boys/Girls Basketball: Girls Entering 1st-4th grades and boys entering 1st-3rd grades.  6/17-6/21 9am-Noon  https://fs17.formsite.com/WHathletics/form21/index.html 
Girls Basketball Camp: Girls Entering 5th-10th grades.  6/24-6/28 9am-3pm - https://fs17.formsite.com/WHathletics/form21/index.html 
Boys LAX Camp: Boys Entering 5-9  grades.  6/24-6/28 9am-Noon https://fs17.formsite.com/WHathletics/vtem1rbo98/index.htm
Boys Basketball Camp: Boys Entering 4th-10th grades.  7/8-7/12 9am-3pm https://fs17.formsite.com/WHathletics/form21/index.html 
Girls LAX Camp: Girls Entering 6th-9th grades.  7/8-7/10 Noon-3pm - https://fs17.formsite.com/WHathletics/vtem1rbo98/index.html 
Football Camp: Entering 1-9th grades. 7/15-7/18 (Grades 1-8 9am-2pm, grade 9 9am-noon) - https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21ALk4zKhMEbV%2DW94&cid=E88DFA4145281542&id=E88DFA4145281542%212347&parId=root&o=OneUp
Volleyball Camp: Entering 5th-9th grades.  7/29-8/1 9am-Noon https://fs17.formsite.com/WHathletics/ssbhwlubet/index.html 
Girls Soccer: Ages 8-18.  8/5-8th.  9am-3pm https://fs17.formsite.com/WHathletics/form47/index.html
Boys Soccer: Ages 8-18.  8/12-15th.  9am-3pm https://fs17.formsite.com/WHathletics/form47/index.html 

Our camps are for all ability levels.  From the first time player to the varsity ready athlete, we are confident all campers will have a great experience.  Many camps sell out so do not wait to sign up.

Links for all brochures and signup information are available at www.whathletics.com

Monday, June 10, 2019

Baseball's Season Comes to End


Even after committing 4 errors and leaving 11 men on base, Whitman-Hanson still almost  pull out a second tournament win. The game ended as W-H left the tying run stranded on second base.

Westwood will advance after defeating the Panthers 4-3 at Whitman-Hanson.

Sophomore Tommy Marshall pitched  5 strong innings and gave up only 2 earned runs. Senior Rian Schwede came in and also pitched magnificently for 2 innings, but he too was also victimized by  poor fielding by the Panthers.

On offense, W-H also had a bad day. They left 11 men on base, including a chance to break the game wide open in the bottom of the sixth inning when they loaded  bases with 1 out.

Instead, Westwood turned a 1-2-3 double play to get out of the jam and close out the W-H scoring.

Whitman-Hanson completed its season at 15-7,which means the senior tri-captains and 4-year varsity players Rian Schwede, Mike Cook, and Ethan Phelps, experienced 61 wins,  2 league championships, and 4 tournament appearances over their four years participating as varsity baseball players. The rest of the seniors were also part of this terrific season and last year's league title.  They include: Derek Frank, Cam Gray, Evan Clark, Sean MacKay, Aidan Cafferty and Will Newell.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

First Round D 2 South Baseball Whitman-Hanson 2 Plymouht South 1

Senior Mike Cook hit a walk-off double to knock in senior Ethan Phelps, who had singled, to give the Whitman-Hanson Panthers baseball team a 2-1 win over visiting Plymouth South.

In the bottom half of the seventh inning, senior Derek Frank had followed Phelps's single with a perfect sacrifice bunt to put the game winning run in scoring position, and Cook did the rest.

Senior Rian Schwede went the distance for W-H, as he gave up 1 earned run, scattered 5 hits, struck out 7, and walked no one for his seventh win of the season.

Although W-H had 12 hits on the day, every time they were about to break the game open a Panther would hit a rocket right at a P-S player, who always made the play.

Ethan Phelps scored both W-H runs, and Cook and Schwede had 2 hits apiece.

Danny Kent was immense at shortstop where he made a number of run-saving plays, including an 1-6-3 double play that would then leave a P-S runner at third as Schwede would then end the inning with a strike out.

W-H is now 15-6 overall

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Heptathlon

On Monday and Tuesday, 74 of the area's best track and field multi-event athletes competed in the South Sectional Heptathlon at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham.  The team of Panther Captains Ally Bartlett, Dorothy DiMascio-Donohue and Samantha Perkins finished 3rd overall for the second year in a row.  Individually, Bartlett finished 9th overall with 3,228 points, DiMascio-Donohue placed 11th with 3,116 points and Perkins finished 14th with 3,024 points.  Individual highlights included Perkins first place finish in the Javelin, DiMascio-Donohue's tie for 3rd place in the high jump, and Bartlett's 4th place finish in the shot put.


Also competing were Sophomores Madison Scaccia (44th, 2,407 points), Isabelle Amado (50th, 2,299 points) and Anna Sullivan (57th, 2,174 points)




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Girls Tennis Wins In Tournament


The lady panthers won their first tournament match against Bishop Feehan yesterday 4-1! Junior Abby Pulling won 6-2,6-1 and sophomore Julia Benvie won 7-6(12-10) 6-3!
At 1rst dubs sophomore Kyla Faghan and sophomore Rylie Harlow won 6-4,6-3 and at 2nd dubs junior Chloe Wilson and sophomore Divya Kumar won 6-4,6-1! The ladies will take on Wellesley today at Wellesley!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Panthers Playing in College


Row 1: Sean Kukauskas Bridgewater State Track, Olivia Johnson Endicott Soccer, Kathryn Dunn Curry College Basketball, Chloe Humfryes Assumption Soccer,
Erin Leahy Regis Basketball, Samantha Smith Boston College Soccer, Megan Henaghan Salve Regina Basketball, Marie Foscaldo Wheaton LAX,
Skylar Kuzmich Hofstra Soccer
Row 2: Dan KlineWentworth Track, Ethan Phelps Colby Football, Joey Depina Eastern Nazarene Basketball, Shane Ross Wheaton LAX, Derek Frank Mass Maritime Baseball, Nolan Clack Mitchell Soccer, Owen Manning Bryant Golf, Mike Cook Babson Baseball, Kyle O’Brien Westfield Track, Ed Scriven Quinnipiac Hockey
Row 3: Shane Schraut Wentworth Track/XC, Mason Gorman Wentworth LAX, Quinn Sweeney Springfield Football, Rian Schwede Endicott Baseball, Mike Connors Stonehill Football, Nathan Beath Curry Football, Ryan Trongone WPI Football, Dylan McCue Keystone College Football


Baseball Slips Past Spellman


Playing at home, Whitman-Hanson scored the go ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and held on to beat Cardinal Spellman.

Senior Evan Clark became a pinch runner in the bottom of the sixth inning for W-H, went to second on a fielder’s choice, moved to third on a wild pitch, and scored the Panther’s winning run on another wild pitch.

Devin Coulstring pitched for W-H,  scattering 5 hits, striking out 6 Spellman batters, and walking only 2 in his 6+ inning winning performance.

Spellman threatened in the top of the seventh before Tommy Marshall came on in relief with two men on and no outs.  Marshall preserved the win for the Panthers by retiring the next 3 Spellman batters in order.

Both  Whitman-Hanson pitchers were  involved in scoring W-H’s first run in the third inning. Tommy Marshall singled to lead the inning off. After a walk and a sacrifice bunt by Ethan Phelps, Coulstring scored Marshall on a fieldert’s choice.

Whitman-Hanson is now 13-5 overall and 9-4 in the Patriot League.
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Girls Senior Night


Whitman Hanson 14 - East Bridgewater 6
A great Senior Day.  9 scorers tying the season high.  Junior Brooke Beauregard in goal played very well with 11 saves on 17 shots - 63% save rate.  The defense played very solid backed by Gabby Trongone, Chloe O'Neil, Marissa Connell and Joli Flamos.  Scorers were:  Riley Bina 4G, Zoe Lydon 3G 1A, Sami Whitman 1G 2A, Emily Sterns 1G, Taylor Ross 1G, Gabby Trongone 1G, Maddy Tassey 1G, Savannah Poirier 1G,, Jackie Keenan 1G, Katie Mulligan 1A.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Division 2 Girls Track and Field Championship

Whitman-Hanson Girls Track qualified 15 girls for the Division 2 Track and Field Championships held at Merrimac College.  Junior Captain Samantha Perkins took the 7th place medal in the Javelin with a distance of 108' 11" while Junior Rylee Hurley too the 8th place medal in the 400 Hurdles with a time of 68.49 seconds.  Senior Captain Ally Bartlett also ran well in the 100 Hurdles with an outstanding time of 16.67 seconds.  And although she was edged out of a medal with a 9th place finish, Freshman Maya Kamperides had the performance of the day, shaving 30 seconds off her previous best in running an impressive 11:46 in the Two Mile.

Div 2 Results

official results:
Boys 2 mile :
11th  Theo Kamperides 10    9:58.37 
Boys 110 HH
27th  Dan Kline   12  18:44
Boys 400 LH
20th Shane Schraut 12   1:01.42
Boys 4 x 100
20th  46.83
Boys 4 x 400
20th  3:44.14
Boys 4 x 800
22nd  8:52.19
Discus
Cullen Poth   19th  110' 2"
Shot Put
Cullen Poth    21st  36'11"
Girls:
400M
Ryley Hurley  22nd 1:03.93
2 Mile
Myah Kamperides 9th  11:46.97
100 Hurdles
Allison Bartlett  19th  16.67
400 L H
Ryley Hurley 8th  1:08.49
4 x 400 
20th   4:42.10
4 x 800
20th  11:01.99
Javelin
Samantha Perkins   7th  108'1"

Friday, May 24, 2019

WH Softball Wins

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



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Patriot League Baseball: Whitman-Hanson 7 Scituate 2

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Cheerleading Tryouts Coming Up Soon!


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


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Whitman-Hanson Boys Tennis 5/22

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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

Sport: Boys Lacrosse

Opponent: Marshfield

Location: Marshfield

Win or Loss: Loss

Final Score: 13-3

Patriot League or NL: Non-League

League Record: 5-6

Overall Record: 9-10

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

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

Whitmanhanson Girls Tennis

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Boys Tennis Wins

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

Sunday, May 19, 2019

WH Athletics Update


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

Here is the latest in WH Athletics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Patriot League Baseball Whitman-Hanson 1 S-L 6

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Baseball Falls Short

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Boys LAX

Sport: Boys Lacrosse

Opponent: Pembroke

Location: Whitman-Hanson

Win or Loss: Win

Final Score: 11-5

Patriot League or NL: Patriot League

League Record: 5-6

Overall Record: 8-9

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

 




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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Huge Win for Girls Tennis

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



Sport: Boys Lacrosse

Opponent: Pembroke

Location: Whitman-Hanson

Win or Loss: Win

Final Score: 18-11

Patriot League or NL: Patriot League

League Record: 4-6

Overall Record: 7-9

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

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Recap Whitman Hanson Varsity Softball


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



Baseball remains perfect on road

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Patriot League Baseball Whitman-Hanson 1 @ Duxbury 0

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Boys Track Meet Results


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

Patriot League Track & Field (Girls)



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


Steve George, Head Coach



 

WH Baseball Wins Again

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> By that time Coon had struck out 11 W-H batters while stranding men on second and third in the first inning and on first and second in the fourth inning.
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> In the seventh inning W-H started a rally with a strike-out passed ball. Two sacrifice bunts later the bases were loaded, and W-H scored the game's only run when Coon walked Ethan Phelps.
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> Drew Haight then came on in relief of Coon and retired the next three batters to get out of the jam.
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> In the bottom of the seventh Duxbury threatened, and with two outs and runners on second and third, Tommy Marshall came on in relief of Schwede to induce a fly ball to right field for the final out of the game.
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> Schwede went 6 2/3 innings in shutting out Duxbury. He gave up 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 7.
> Marshall faced one batter to end the game.
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> Coone gave up 1 run on 6 hits, walked 4, and struck out 12.
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> Whitman-Hanson is now 10-1 overall and 7-1 in Patriot League play.
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Monday, May 6, 2019

Girls Tennis Posts Win

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

Non-League Baseball Whitman- Hanson 7 Marshfield 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Victory for Boys Tennis

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

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Weekly Update


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here is the week ahead in WH Athletics



Friday, May 3, 2019

Baseball Bounces Back


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

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

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

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

Softball Makes it 3 Straight


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