Sunday, November 11, 2018

PATRIOT LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY

On Saturday, the Boys and Girls Cross Country Championships were held at the Wrentham Developmental Center. 

The Boys team included  SO Theo Kamperides, JR Brandon Hager, JR Captain Adam Solari, SO Liam Cafferty, FR Evan Jewett, SO Christopher MacDonald, and JR Nick Hanley, finished 18th overall with an average time on the 5K course of 18:10.

The Girls team finished 17th overall with an average time of 22:29 and included JR Victoria Boss, SR Captain Maeve McDonough, JR Niki Kamperides, JR, Victoria Carleton, SR Dorothy DiMascio-Donohue, FR Sarah Boulger, and SR Captain Maeve Rooney.



 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Football Score

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> Billy Martell 12 carries for 101 yards
> Ryan Schwede 4 Carrie 48 yards
> Mike Connors 7 carries 46 yards
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Saturday, November 3, 2018

WhitmanHanson girls'soccer






The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team advanced to the quarter finals in the division 1 south tournament with a 3-1 win over Wellesley. Despite their offensive pressure the Panthers were unable to score in the first half. In the second half Olivia Borgen got the Panthers on the board when she took a cross from fellow freshman Kelsee Wozniak and slipped it behind the keeper. Freshman Nora Manning doubled the lead shortly after when she took an Anika Floeck feed and tucked the ball in to the back of the net. With 2 minutes remaining Wellesley got a goal back and then Senior Samantha Smith closed it out with a blast from 25yds out. The defensive unit of Sam Perkins, Courtney Woodward, Erin Wood and Olivia Johnson were outstanding for Whitman Hanson. Alexis Billings and Ava Melia also had strong games in the midfield. Keeper Skylar Kuzmich made 6 saves in goal.


Friday, November 2, 2018

Football Score

Whitman-Hanson 21 Bishop Feehan 20
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> WH Ethan Phelps 6 yard run ( O'Brien Kick)
> 3rd Feehan Ambrosia to Caleb Fauria ( Lynch Kick)
> 4th WH Phelps 18 yard run (O'Brien kick)
> Feehan D'Amborsia to Caleb Fauria 2 yards (pass no good)
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> Mike Connors 11 carries 66 yards and 15 tackles
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> Billy Martell 12 carries for 84 yards
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> Ethan Phelps 17 carries for 116 yards
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Girls and Boys Basketball Tryout Schedule


Girls Basketball 
Monday November 26
Freshmen - 3-430
Varsity - 445-615

Tuesday November 27
Freshmen - 3-430
Varsity - 445-645

Wednesday November 28 
Freshmen - 1:45-3:30
Varsity - 3:45-5:45




Boys Basketball 
Monday November 26
Freshmen - 1:49pm-3:45pm
Grade 10 - 344pm-5:45pm
Grades 11-12 4:59pm-?

Tuesday November 27
Freshmen - 1:49pm-3:45pm
Grade 10 - 344pm-5:45pm
Grades 11-12 4:59pm-? (some sophomores will be asked to tryout with varsity and some juniors asked to tryout with JV)

Wednesday November 28 
Freshmen - 1:49pm-3:45pm
Grade 10 - 3:31pm-5:30pm
Grades 11-12 4:59pm-? (some sophomores will be asked to tryout with varsity and some juniors asked to tryout with JV)
(The varsity team will be selected at the conclusion of this tryout, freshmen and JV will make first cuts after this tryout with the hope of making final cuts by Friday)

Thursday November 29
Freshmen - 1:49pm-3:45pm
Varsity - 331pm-6:15pm (Team meeting/dinner to follow)
JV – 5:59pm-8pm

Friday November 30 
Freshmen - 1:49pm-3:45pm
JV - 344pm-5:45pm
Varsity 5:29pm

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Patriot League Championship XC Meet

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Monday, October 29, 2018

WH Volleyball vs. Bridgewater-Raynham 10/29




Whitman-Hanson volleyball traveled to Bridgewater-Raynham for a non-league match and won 3-2. The set scores were 23-25 (BR), 12-25 (BR), 25-18 (WH), 25-18 (WH) and 15-8 (WH). The Panthers dug themselves out of a 2 set loss at the beginning of the match to win. Senior outside Allison Hanlon dominated with 11 kills, junior tri-captain outside Alexis Connolly swung hard for 7 kills and senior middle Erin Leahy with 6. Senior defensive specialist Kayla Crawford and tri-captain Nicole Scott held the backrow strong with Maya Faich playing excellent defense with fantastic communication.  The Panthers end the season at 8-11 overall and 6-8 in league play.


Whitman Hanson girls soccer




The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team wrapped up the regular season with a hard fought 2-1 victory over non-league opponent Norwell. Norwell took a 1-0 lead midway through the first half and carried that until half time. The Panthers came out flying in the second half and got the equalizer when Anika Floeck put home a rebound off a Samantha Smith free kick. Olivia Borgen got the game winner when she took a perfectly placed pass from Zoe Cox and beat a Norwell defender before placing the ball in the back of the net. The defense of Courtney Woodward, Sam Perkins, Olivia Johnson and Erin Wood were outstanding all night in keeping the potent Norwell offense in check. Zoe Cox, Alexis Billings and Kelsee Wozniak were outstanding in the win. The Panthers finish the regular season at 13-1-4.

 


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Weekly Recap


This week we play our final couple of regular season games of the fall season which means many students will be turning their attention to their winter sports.  We set a record with the fall participation and hope to do the same this winter. 

Whitman Hanson offers 10 sports in the winter (a complete list of sports and coach contacts are listed at www.whathletics.com under the coaching directory tab). All students interested in joining a team should attend the pre -season meeting on Thursday 11/1 at  1:49pm in the PAC.  Following the school wide meeting, students will then go meet with their coaches for sports specific information.  This is a mandatory meeting.

1)      It was a disappointing night for the football team Friday in the first round of the MIAA Division 3 South playoffs losing at North Attleboro, 21-13.  The score is somewhat deceiving as the Panthers purposely allowed NA  to score late in the 4th quarter in order to get the ball back.   
Billy Martell and Mike Connors had Interceptions for the Panthers but the offense struggled to find consistency. One bright spot was Ethan Phelps who carried 15 times for 73 yards and a touchdown, Rian Schwede completed a touchdown pass to Nate Beath and Jake O'Brien kicked a point after. 
Even though the Panthers are eliminated from the playoffs, the season is not over. Whitman Hanson will play 2 consolation games (WH hosts Bishop Feehan this Friday at 7pm) and will host Abington on Thanksgiving.

2)      The girls soccer team will wrap up the regular season on Monday when they travel to Norwell to take on the talented Clippers in a non-league game. 

The Panthers wrapped up Patriot League play with a 1-0 win over Duxbury on Friday. Whitman Hanson scored in the first half when Nora Manning took a Riley Bina pass and beat the Duxbury goalkeeper. The Panthers defense took over from there and kept the Duxbury offense from any strong chances. Courtney Woodward led the defense with the help of Sam Perkins, Erin Wood and Olivia Johnson. Samantha Smith, who had a hat trick earlier in the week, had an outstanding game in the midfield for the Panthers. Keeper Skylar Kuzmich made 10 saves to record the shutout.

The girls are currently 12-1-4 overall and 9-0-4 in the league.  Hingham has 2 games left and if they were to lose one, WH would  win the league title. If Hingham ties one, WH would share the title.

3)      The boys soccer team wrapped up the season on a positive note, beating Rockland, 2-1.  In the second half Brendan Nehiley (sophomore) and Jason Brodeur (junior captain) linked up twice to give W-H the victory 2-1. Brendan had 2 assists and Jason scored twice. W-H finished the year 4-14-1 overall.

4)      Whitman-Hanson volleyball beat Bridgewater-Raynham this week, 3-0. The set scores were 25-19 (WH), 25-16 (WH) and 25-8 (WH). The Panthers played a strong match with great teamwork. Leaders on the court include senior outside Allison Hanlon with 8 kills and senior tri-captain libero Nicole Scott with excellent defense. Senior middle Erin Leahy had an explosive match with 7 kills and 6 service aces. Sophomore setter Sophia Berardinelli made her varsity debut in the second set with fantastic communication and energy. The Panthers are 7-11 overall, 6-8 in league play and wrap up the season Monday at Bridgewater-Raynham.
5)      The cheerleaders are performing just as advertised winning their second Invitational in as many tries. The girls were fantastic in winning the Braintree Invitational on Saturday.  The team will host the annual Panther Invitational/Patriot League Championship on Saturday at 5pm here at Whitman-Hanson.
6)      The field hockey team wrapped up the season with a home loss to West Bridgewater, to finish the season 1-9-3 in the league and 2-10-6 overall.  Despite the record, the team turned a corner this year playing every team very tough.  The season ended with a truly special senior night presentation.  The JV team produced a moving and emotional video which was played on the scoreboard while the team warmed up.  During introductions, a baby picture of each player was displayed and then dissolved into their current year individual picture.
7)      The golf team did not make the state tournament but senior captain Owen Manning represented Whitman Hanson at the Division 2 qualifying round.  Owen started the day strong, shooting even after the first 9 holes at Easton Country Club.  Though he struggled a bit with his putter on the back 9, he finished the day with a 6 over par 77, which was the 3rd lowest score on the day. He was one of 11 players (out of 87 competing) to advance to the finals at Marshfield Country Club this Tuesday. 
Impressively, this is the fifth time that a Whitman-Hanson player has advanced to the state finals as an individual in the past 7 seasons.

8)      The boys and girls cross country teams outlasted some dangerous weather this week but could not defeat visiting Plymouth South.  The race was suspended for 45 minutes due to a tornado warning.  The boys (3-5) lost to Plymouth South in Patriot League action 21-35. Scoring for the Panthers on the 5K course were Sophomore Theo Kamperides (2nd, 17:29), Junior Brandon Hager (6th, 17:56), Freshman Evan Jewett (7th, 17:58), Junior Captain Adam Solari  (9th, 18:05) and Sophomore Liam Cafferty (11th, 18:21.).

9)      On the girls side, Plymouth South placed the top three finishers to top Whitman-Hanson (3-5) in Girls Cross Country 21-34.  Top finishers for the Panthers over the 5K course included Junior Tori Boss (4th, 21:26), Senior Captain Maeve McDonough (5th, 21:40), Junior Niki Kamperides (6th, 21:44), Senior Dorothy DiMascio-Donohue (9th, 23:15) and Junior Tori Carleton (10th, 23:22.)


Friday, October 26, 2018

Panthers Playoffs Hopes Dashed

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WH Girls beat Duxbury

The Whitman Hanson girls soccer team wrapped up Patriot League play with a 1-0 win over Duxbury. Whitman Hanson scored in the first half when Nora Manning took a Riley Bina pass and beat the Duxbury goalkeeper. The Panthers defense took over from there and kept the Duxbury offense from any strong chances. Courtney Woodward led the defense with the help of Sam Perkins, Erin Wood and Olivia Johnson. Samantha Smith had an outstanding game in the midfield for the Panthers. Keeper Skylar Kuzmich made 10 saves to record the shutout




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Varsity boys’ soccer score

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

WH Volleyball vs. Rockland 10/25




Whitman-Hanson volleyball hosted Rockland Thursday on Senior Night for a non-league match and lost 0-3. The set scores were 17-25 ( R ), 11-25 ( R ) and 19-25 ( R ). The Panthers played well especially in the third set but couldn't overcome the Bulldog's strong offensive plays. Leaders on the court include senior middle Erin Leahy with fast net play, senior tri-captain libero Nicole Scott with excellent communication and defense, senior outside Allison Hanlon with great persistent swings and senior defensive specialist Kayla Crawford for consistent positive communication and digs on the court. The Panthers are 7-11 overall, 6-8 in league play and travel to Bridgewater-Raynham for their last match of the season on Monday 10/29.

 




Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Girls Soccer

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team beat Marshfield 4-1 in a non-league contest. Senior Samantha Smith opened the scoring when she dribble 3 defenders and fired a left footed shot low in to the corner. Smith doubled the lead when she took a miss cleared ball and fired it into the back of the net. After a great run by Nora Manning saw her get fouled in the box, Smith stepped to the penalty spot and completed the hatrick. Marshfield scored off a miss clear to cut the Panther lead to 3-1. The Panthers answered 30 seconds later when Kelsee Wozniak dribbled a defender and after an initial save by the Marshfield keeper, Wozniak followed the rebound and fired it home for the 4-1 score. Sam Perkins, Erin Wood, Courtney Woodward and Olivia Johnson were outstanding in front of keeper Skylar Kuzmich who picked up the win. Alexis Billings and Riley Bina were outstanding in the midfield.

WH Volleyball vs. Bridgewater-Raynham 10/24




Whitman-Hanson volleyball hosted Bridgewater-Raynham Wednesday for a non-league match and won 3-0. The set scores were 25-19 (WH), 25-16 (WH) and 25-8 (WH). The Panthers played a strong match with great teamwork. Leaders on the court include senior outside Allison Hanlon with 8 kills and senior tri-captain libero Nicole Scott with excellent defense. Senior middle Erin Leahy had an explosive match with 7 kills and 6 service aces. Sophomore setter Sophia Berardinelli made her varsity debut in the second set with fantastic communication and energy. The Panthers are 7-10 overall, 6-8 in league play and host Bridgewater-Raynham on Wednesday 10/24.

 


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Manning Advances to State Finals

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Nice Win for Volleyball


Whitman-Hanson volleyball hosted Plymouth South Tuesday for a league match and won 3-2. The set scores were 25-21 (WH), 25-23 (WH), 12-25 (PS), 17-25 (PS) and 15-13 (WH). The Panthers began the match strong winning the first two sets but fell the second two and finally dug deep to win the final set. Leaders on the court include senior defensive specialist Kayla Crawford with excellent leadership and communication, senior middle Erin Leahy with 5 kills and great net play, sophomore setter Caileen Hurley with 17 assists and senior tri-captain Nicole Scott with 21 digs. The Panthers are 6-10 overall, 6-8 in league play and host Bridgewater-Raynham on Wednesday 10/24.

Boys Cross Country


BOYS

Host Whitman-Hanson (3-5) lost to Plymouth South in Patriot League Cross Country action 21-35. Scoring for the Panthers on the 5K course were Sophomore Theo Kamperides (2nd, 17:29), Junior Brandon Hager (6th, 17:56), Freshman Evan Jewett (7th, 17:58), Junior Captain Adam Solari (9th, 18:05) and Sophomore Liam Cafferty (11th, 18:21.)

Girls Cross Country


GIRLS

Plymouth South placed the top three finishers to top Whitman-Hanson (3-5) in Girls Cross Country 21-34.  Top finishers for the Panthers over the 5K course included Junior Tori Boss (4th, 21:26), Senior Captain Maeve McDonough (5th, 21:40), Junior Niki Kamperides (6th, 21:44), Senior Dorothy DiMascio-Donohue (9th, 23:15) and Junior Tori Carleton (10th, 23:22.)

WH Field Hockey


The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played at against the Hingham Harborwomen and lost 1-0.  About 13 minutes into the first half, the game was stopped due to a threat of a tornado.  Teams were sheltered at the Whitman-Hanson Regional High School until the warning was called off.  When both teams resumed play the first half ended with defenses prevailing with 0-0 score.  During the second half, Hingham was able to score by banking the ball off of the Panther’s goalie. 

Patriot League
1-9-3

Non-League
2-9-6

Monday, October 22, 2018

Marque Matchup Ends in Tie

The Whitman Hanson girls battled Hingham to a 1-1 Patriot League tie. Hingham scored in the first half and the Panther's Riley Bina took a Kelsee Wozniak cross and fired a one timer in to the top left corner to tie the score. Whitman Hanson continued to apply pressure but were not able to get the go ahead goal. Sam Perkins, Olivia Johnson, Erin Wood, Courtney Woodward and Samantha Smith had outstanding games for the Panthers. Keeper Skylar Kuzmich made 8 saves in the goal. The Panthers are now 10-1-4 on the season.

Winter Sports Meetings and Information

The winter sports season starts on the Monday after Thanksgiving which is November 26th.  In order to tryout you must have passed 5 classes for term 1. That is the grade on the progress report not what your grades are on that date.  Your parents had to sign you up at www.whathletics.com by filling out the permission slip.  You need an up to date IMPACT test.  Those tests are good for 2 years which  usually means all freshmen and juniors need to take it this year.  Students must also have an up to date physical. Physicals are good for 13 months and once they are expired you are ineligible to play on that date.
The teams will all hold pre season meetings with the coaches on Thursday November 1st.  All athletes from all sports will report to the PAC for a general meeting at 1:47pm. Please be on time.  When the meeting concludes you will go to the following places with your coaches:

Boys Basketball:  PAC
Girls Basketball:  Room 161
Wrestling:Cafeteria
Boys and Girls Track: Small Lecture Hall
Boys Hockey: room 329
Girls Hockey:  Main office conference room
Gymnastics: Room 159
Swimming: Library conference room
Cheerleading: room 359

Fan Bus for Friday


The football playoff seedings came out this weekend and Whitman-Hanson earned the number 5 spot in Division 3 south which will put them on a bus headed to North Attleboro Friday night at 7pm.  This will be the game of the year and promises to be an exciting night for Panther fans.  If you would like to travel on the fan bus the cost is just $10.  This does not include your game ticket which you will buy for $5 when you arrive.  If you would like to go on the bus, sign up and pay Mrs. Horton in the main office before the end of the day on Thursday.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Weekly Update




As we head down the home stretch of the Fall sports season, soon the members of the class of 2019 will play their final game.  It can be an emotional time for the students and the parents as the realization this amazing ride has ended. 

When this class entered high school as freshmen we handed out little bags of skittles at athletic first night and told them that their high school experience was just like that full bag of skittles.  When the bag is full we take it for granted and often don't take time to savor the flavor of each candy.  We toss a bunch in our mouth at one time mixing up all the flavors.  But as the bag begins to empty we gain greater appreciation for each one. The biggest difference though is that we can always buy another bag of skittles but when the final whistle blows in that final game, that is it.  We never get a chance to do this all again.  So to all of the parents of the seniors we say thank you for sharing this ride with your child and we hope it was everything you hoped it would be.  To our seniors, we hope you will savor the flavor of the each skittle in the new bag you open which represents the rest of your life.  The lessons you learned and the friendships you made will last forever even if that bag of skittles is now empty.

To the parents and players of underclassmen, at the various senior nights taking place make sure you pay attention.  Show your appreciation for the seniors but also picture yourself in that same spot sometime in the future.  Make sure you invest in this experience so that night will be meaningful for you too.

Now to our weekly update

1) The football team did its job on Friday night with a dominating defensive performance at Plymouth North en route to a 21-0 win.  Sean Joanis and Brendan Frawley had big  nights for the defense and Tom George had an interception. The offensive line of Justin Mara, Ryan Trongone, Declan Meehan, Aiden Cafferty, Quinn Sweeney and CJ Guiliani led the way.  Ethan Phelps carried the ball 17 times for 124 yards and three touchdowns.  Rian Schwede was 5-7 passing for 40 yards.  The Panthers finish the season with an impressive 5-2 record but due to the rebuilding seasons Quincy, Marshfield and New Bedford have had, WH did not earn as many points by playing them and thus fell to 5th place behind Walpole and North Attleboro who also finished 5-2.  The Panthers will travel to North Attleboro Friday night in the first round of the playoffs.

2) The golf team wrapped up its season this week and despite their best start in school history came up short in their quest to make the state tournament.  In the season finale, the Panthers fellnto the league champion Hingham Harbormen 229-256.

Despite the loss, the Panthers finished the season strong with their performance. Captain Owen Manning came out in front again with a 4 over par performance, while sophomore Graham Stewart shot 5 over par, 41. Senior captain Ed Scriven also played well with his 7 over par day and juniors Ian Brown and Brian Fox and sophomore Aidan Miller all contributed with their 8 over par performances.

The team finished the season at 6-11 overall and 5-9 in the league. On Tuesday, Owen will represent the team in the state tournament qualifying round at Easton Country Club, where he is poised to do some damage.

Thank you to the parents for putting on a wonderful senior night celebration (despite some tough weather) on Wednesday.  Good luck to our seniors, Owen Manning, Ed Scriven, Pat Dever and Griff Pulkinen.

3) This has been a remarkable year for the Field Hockey hockey team but they will not qualify for the post season.  WH lost to Duxbury on Friday 2-0 but goalie Maddie Savicke was outstanding.  She made well over 20 saves throughout the game.  The team fell to 2-8-6 and will wrap up the season this week with a pair of games. Thursday the Panthers host West Bridgewater at 6pm for senior night.  Lets pack the place to support this outstanding group of seniors who helped the team turn another corner this year in building the program.

4) In girls soccer, before the season started, most people predicted the Patriot League title would be a battle between Hingham and Whitman-Hanson and that is exactly what has happened.  Whitman-Hanson will host Hingham on Monday night at 6:30pm.  The Panthers go into the game trailing Hingham by a half game which means the winner of the game will assume the top spot in the league.  This past week was a busy one for the girls with the team posting two wins and a tie.  In Saturdays 5-1 win over Rockland, freshman Kelsee Wozniak scored two quick goals in the first half and the Panthers never looked back. Zoe Cox, Riley Bina and Emily Blake all added single tallies to account for the scoring. Courtney Woodward, Sam Perkins, Olivia Johnson and Erin Wood had strong defensive games. The Panthers are now 10-1-3

5) The boys soccer team played their hearts out on senior day Saturday and nearly pulled off the upset before a late rally gave Duxbury a 2-1 win. Senior Nolan Clack gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead with a blistering free kick from 32 yards out.  Unfortunately, Duxbury with tripped in the box with 1 second left which gave them a penalty kick which they converted for the win.  The WH seniors played very well: Ben Rogers, Kyle O’Brien, Dmitri Meconiates, Nolen Smith, Matt Hickey, Sean Kukauskas and Nolan Clack.

6) The cheerleaders have been working hard all Fall and they finally got to show off their new routine at the Oliver Ames Invitational where they turned in a terrific performance to take the top spot.  You can see the performance on our twitter account @whathletics .

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

Full results for the Girls can be found here:

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

and for the Boys:

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

Each of the athletes running today's race will take the next two days (Sunday AND Monday) off to prepare for the final dual meet versus Plymouth South at home Tuesday afternoon.  This will also be senior night for both teams,

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

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Whitman Hanson girl's soccer




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

 


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

Full results for the Girls can be found here:

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

and for the Boys:

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

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

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



Friday, October 19, 2018

WH Football

Whitman-Hanson 21 Plymouth North 0

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

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

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

Ethan Phelps 17 carried for 124 yards and three touchdowns.

Ryan Schwede was 5-7 passing 40 yards

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

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



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WH Volleyball Battles Tough

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

 

WH Field Hockey Falls at Home

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

Patriot League
1-8-3

Non-League
2-8-6

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Golf Season Officially Ends

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

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

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

WH Volleyball

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

 


Field Hockey

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

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




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WH Golf

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Girls soccer






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

 

 




Patriot League Boys’ Varsity

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

Patriot League Cross Country (Whitman-Hanson)

BOYS


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


GIRLS


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






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Golf Falls at Marshfield

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

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

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

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



Monday, October 15, 2018

WH Golf Slump Continues

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

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

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


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WH Volleyball vs. Silver Lake 10/15

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

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The Week Ahead

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Weekly Update


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now here is quick rundown on each team….

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

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

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

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

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