Saturday, December 8, 2018

WH Wrestling Results 12-8-18




Whitman-Hanson opened the Wrestling season at North Attleboro today loosing all three matches.  The scores are as follows, East Providence, RI 68 WH 12, North Attleboro 66 WH 12 and Burrillvile, RI 53 WH 27.  Top wrestlers for the WH Panthers were Matt Rock going 2-1 at 126 pounds, Damari Goldsmith Green 2-1 at 138 pounds and Captain Steve Brooks also going 2-1 at 152 pounds.


The Panthers are 0-3 to start the season and will travel to Plymouth North on Wednesday for a dual meet.


Sunday, November 18, 2018

Cheerleaders Win State Championship


Our cheerleaders capped off a perfect fall season today by winning their 6th fall state championship and 14th state championship overall.  The girls were led by first year head coach Alyssa Hayes and assistant Keryn Cordo.  See their winning performance here: https://youtu.be/W0T-3xN7LvY


We will be adding another date to their banner soon!  




We also wanted to touch base with some important information about Thanksgiving football.  Parking is always an issue on Thanksgiving but it doesn't have to be.  We have plenty of parking up at the school and in most cases it is a shorter walk to the field from those parking lots than if you were to park on Franklin Street.  It is also much safer for you and your family.  Please be sure you abide by all parking signs as both Whitman and Hanson police strictly enforce parking regulations in order to keep everyone safe.


We will have 3 gates open for your convenience.  Most lines will have an exact change lane so please have the correct amount ready and your line will move very fast. Tickets are $10 for everyone (4thgrade and under enter free as long as they are accompanied by an adult).

 

Our new scoreboard will be a central component to this great day.  If you haven't seen it yet, our scoreboard has a giant LED full color video screen – the largest of its kind at any high school in Massachusetts.  If you would like to put something on the board it is very reasonably priced.  For just $25 your ad will run at least 4 times and for $100 your ad will run for an entire half.  If you want it to run within the regular rotation the entire game the cost is $200.  You can design your own page or have us do it.  Football parents may want to congratulate their child on such a terrific season.  Parents of other student athletes may want to do the same or wish a winter team good luck.  You can announce college plans or any other message you want.  Alumni may want to post a picture from your team back in the day. 

 

This is the link you use to place the ad.  Deadline for placing an ad is Wednesday 11/21 at 12pm.  https://fs17.formsite.com/WHathletics/form62/index.html  . This link is also available at www.whathletics.com.

 

Kickoff for the football game is 10am and gates open at 9am.


Finally, it is imperative that all student athletes who plan to play a fall sport get all their obligations taken care of.  Check the list in the athletic hallway.  If your name is not on the list you are not signed up and cannot tryout.



Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Letters of Intent






Whitman-Hanson senior girls soccer players Samantha Smith (Boston College) and Chloe Humfryes (St. Anselm) both signed letters of intent today to play college soccer on scholarship.

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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> 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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> Billy Martell 12 carries for 84 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


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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.

 


XC

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.