Sunday, November 3, 2019

Weekly Update


These are special days at Whitman Hanson with many of our student athletes competing in the post season and with it our seniors playing their final games of their careers.  Each senior night is special in its own way but for the girls soccer team, it was a night no one will soon forget as World Cup Champion Samantha Mewis joined us and was inducted into the athletic hall of fame at half time.  Samantha demonstrated once again why she is so loved in Panther nation.  She not only signed every autograph, but she took the time to talk to and inspire all of the young soccer players who braved the rain to join us.  Please check out our facebook page (search Whitman Hanson) for more from this special evening.

The student-athletes in the Whitman Hanson athletic department will be honoring the veterans in our community next week by performing free community service for any veteran in either town.  If you are a veteran or know of someone who could benefit from an “Army” of student athletes doing a yard cleanup or other chores around the house, please email me at robert.rodgers@whrsd.org .  The team of students will be doing the work from 10am-noon on Veterans Day.

A reminder to all student athletes that in order to be allowed to play sports at Whitman Hanson you must be making satisfactory progress in the classroom.  With the winter season coming up, students are reminded that you could be told you cannot tryout for your team if you are not making your classwork a top priority.  Students should be staying after for extra help and doing all they can to be sure that grades do not prevent them from playing this winter.  Also, if you want to play a winter sport, your parents must sign you up online at www.whathletics.com .  Please check the list in the athletic hallway to be sure your name is on the list.  If it is not, this means your parents have not filled out the permission slip.  Also be sure you have a valid physical (physicals expire 13 months from the day it was performed) and a valid impact test.

Now to our update for each fall team:

1)      The volleyball team wrapped up a terrific season with a hard fought 3-2 (10-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-10, 13-15) loss at Durfee High School on Halloween in the first round of the MIAA Division 1 South State Tournament.  Senior captain Alexis Connolly played her heart out, she led the team in kills with an impressive 20. Sophomore Lily Welch was not far behind with 19 kills. Welch led the team in solo blocks with 5. Senior captain Maya Faich was a strong presence in the back row with 15 digs. Faich also did not make a single service error in her 27 serves; she did, however, serve 3 aces. The Panthers end there season 8-6 in the league, 0-1 in the state tournament.
2)      The Whitman Hanson football team saw its playoff life come to an end Friday with a 41-12 loss against Stoughton.  The Panthers were lead by CJ Guiliani who had 133 yards rushing on 20 carries and scored a touchdown. Jason Murphy ran for 60 yards on 12 carries and was 10-12 passing for 127 yards. Tom George had a great night on the defensive side with 3 pass break ups and 4 tackles,  Colby Garden scored on a 58 yard flea flicker from Murphy.  While the team is out of the playoffs, under the MIAA format the season continues with two weeks of consolation games.  The Panthers will host Scituate Friday night at 7pm and the following Friday will travel to Bridgewater Raynham.  This year the Thanksgiving game will be on the road at Abington.
3)      The girls soccer team wrapped up the year by beating a tough Notre Dame team of Hingham, 2-0 on Thursday night.  Kelsee Wozniak got the Panthers on the board when she collected the ball in  midfield and raced 30yds before depositing the ball in the back of the net. Despite constant pressure the Panthers had to settle for a 1-0 lead at the half. Whitman Hanson continued the pressure and doubled their lead when Nora Manning took an Olivia Borgen cross and fired it into the goal. The defense of Erin Wood, Sam Perkins, Ava Melia and Courtney Woodward was outstanding all night and helped keepers Kylee Colclough and Reese Codero earn the shutout. Whitman Hanson finishes the regular season with a 15-1-2 record and with it the number 3 seed in the Division 1 tournament which starts on Tuesday night here at Whitman Hanson as the Panthers host Braintree High School.
4)      The boys soccer team wrapped up the regular season with an impressive 9-3 win over East Bridgewater.  Senior captain Jason Brodeur scored 3 for W-H while fellow Senior captain Steve Kelly scored 2. Senior captain Andrew Sullivan played well in net. Steve Bagley played very well in the back. Adam Milewski, Brendan Nehiley, Joèl Arsenault and Jacob Donovan all scored for W-H.
The team finishes with an overall record of 10-7-2 and 6-6-1 in the Patriot League.  The Panthers travel to Bishop Feehan for a 2pm first round tournament game on Monday.
5)      The cross country teams fresh off their outstanding performances at the league meet, spent the week tuning up for the Eastern Mass meet at Wrentham on November 9th.
6)      In golf, Junior Aidan Miller fired a solid round of 84 at states to wrap up the Panther golf season.  The good news is we have him back for another year.  Great job Aidan.
7)      Our cheerleaders fresh of their league title hosted their annual fall invitational and had a terrific performance taking first place in their division.  The girls will now compete in the Abington Invitational on Wednesday as they continue to gear up for regionals and states.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Samantha Mewis Night

Whitman-Hanson Regional High School is pleased to announce “Samantha Mewis Night” which will be held on Wednesday October 30th at 6:30pm as the Patriot League champion girls soccer team will host Notre Dame of Hingham.  Samantha Mewis, who is our hometown world cup hero, will be inducted into the athletic hall of fame during a halftime ceremony. Samantha could not attend the inductions earlier this month due to her soccer obligations.
Samantha went on to UCLA after graduating from Whitman Hanson where she helped lead the Bruins to a national title in 2014.  Of course, our entire country, but especially our two towns, were glued to the TV this past summer when she was a starter on the United States World Cup winning team.  In addition, Samantha is a professional soccer player and helped North Carolina win the NWSL title in 2018.  She will lead her team into the championship game this Sunday against the Chicago Red Stars.
While at Whitman Hanson, Samantha scored 77 goals including 29 in 2010.  She finished her career with 112 points 4th most in school history.  In her 4 years as a Panther, the team won all 4 league titles with an  astonishing 74-6-4 record.  The team won the south sectional title in 2009.
All youth players from both towns will be admitted free as long as they are wearing their team jersey. 
Information about the other 10 inductees can be found at www.whathletics.com .

Soccer (4 Seasons):   2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
3 time  League All Star
Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Patriot Ledger and Brockton Enterprise All Scholastic.
All Eastern Mass All Star
All State All Star
All New England All Star
2 time Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year
2 time All American
National Player of the Year
Team MVP
Participated in the U17 World Cup in New Zealand




Monday, October 21, 2019

WH Field Hockey


The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played at home against the Silver Lake Lakers and lost 3-2.  The Panthers scored two goals in the first half to take a 2-0 lead on the Lakers. Sophomore midfielder Mary Kate scored her first goal of the season and Senior Captain Maddy Tassey netted her fourth.  The Lakers were able to put two goals of their own and tie the game up the half.  The rest of the game was back and forth from end to end. The Lakers were able to sink the winner with a mere 8 seconds left in the game. 

Overall
3-9-4

Patriot
2-7-2

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Girls Soccer


The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team defeated Weymouth 4-0 in a non-league matchup. Olivia Borgen put Whitman Hanson on the board in the first half when she dribbled 3 Weymouth defenders and then fired a left footed blast into the upper corner of the net. The second half belonged to Kelsee Wozniak as she scored 3 goals in the half to put the game out of reach. The defense of Ava Melia, Sam Perkins, Erin Wood and Courtney Woodward were outstanding in front of goalkeepers Kylee Colclough and Reese Codero who combined for the shutout. Anika Floeck, Nora Manning, Delaney Hall and Alexis Billings all had outstanding games for Whitman Hanson.


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Girls soccer

The Whitman Hanson girls soccer team improved to 11-1-1 overall (10-0-1 Patriot League)with a 3-0 win over Patriot League opponent Silver Lake. Olivia Borgen led the charge with 2 first half goals and completed the hatrick with her third goal in the second half. A key moment in the game was when WH was leading 2-0 and Silver Lake was awarded a penalty shot. Goalkeeper Kylee Colclough made an outstanding diving save to help preserve the shutout. Defender Ava Melia was outstanding along with Sam Perkins and Courtney Woodward. Goalkeepers Kylee Colclough and Reese Codero combined for the shutout.




Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Field Hockey 10/16

The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Program played on the road against the Hingham Harbormen and lost 3-0.   Hingham scored in the first half around 10 minutes into the game off of a turnover.  The Panthers had trouble moving the ball out of their own zone and Hingham took advantage.  The Panthers were able to move the ball towards the end of the first half and this pressure continued into the second.  The second half was a volley between the two teams.  Each team attacking each others net.  Hingham was able to capitalize with two more goals off of two incredible pinpoint accurate shots during 2 different penalty corners.  The Panthers kept pressuring the Hingham defense until the final whistle and could not find the back of the net.

 

Patriot

2-6-2

 

Overall

2-8-4

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Girls Soccer

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team defeated Patriot league opponent Plymouth North 2-1 and with the win secured the Patriot League (Keenan Division) title. Whitman Hanson got on the board first when Riley Bina took a Kelsee Wozniak pass and fired it into the left corner of the net. Plymouth answered with a goal of their own to tie it 1-1. The score remained that way until Anika Floeck headed home an Alexis Billings corner kick(with 14 minutes remaining) for the game winner. Defenders Ava Melia, Erin Wood, Courtney Woodward and Sam Perkins were strong in front of goalkeepers Kylee Colclough(4 saves) and Reese Codero(2 saves). Olivia Borgen, Nora Manning and Kelsee Wozniak were outstanding in the attack.


Boys’ varsity soccer

In a Patriot league Keenan division clash, Whitman Hanson defeated Plymouth North 1-0. Andrew Sullivan made excellent saves to keep W-H in it with Captain Steve Kelly Sophomores Alex Chichlowski, Sean McAlpine and Jacob Donovan making W-H deserve the shutout. Senior captain Jason Brodeur got the lone goal with 6 to go. W-H is 5-5 in the Patriot League and 8-6-1 overall.
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Panther Golf Tops Duxbury

The WH Panther Golf Squad celebrated their five seniors today in their "senior match" for team's final match of the season off the back nine at Ridder. Like most matches this year, the outcome came down to just two strokes, however, the Panthers were on the winning end this time, defeating Duxbury for the third straight year in a row 268-270 to end with a 4-11 overall record (4-10 in the league).

Despite it being a night to celebrate seniors, it was junior Aidan Miller who played best for the squad with his 3 over par, 39. His play earned him his 4th Tiger ball honor, tying Capt Matt Korzec for most wins this season.

Though the season ended today, both Korzec and Miller will represent the team at Easton next Tuesday in the D2 state qualifying round tournament.

Big shoutout to the parents, teammates and players for making today a memorable day - congratulations to the five seniors for a great season and good luck to Matt and Aidan next week in the tournament.

Whitman Hanson Volleyball

Whitman Hanson shuts out Silver Lake 3-0 (25-16, 25-10, 25-12) in a league game. Junior Delaney Rowell had an impressive game leading the team in kills with 9. Sophomore Lily Welch trailed behind Rowell with 5 kills and 2 solo blocks. Junior Sophia Berardinelli was another impressive player tallying 2 kills, 11 assists, and 4 aces. The panthers are now 8-5 in the league and 11-5 overall; they will be back in action on Thursday when they face Rockland.

Field Hockey 10/15

The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played on the road against the West Bridgewater Wildcats and lost 1-0.  The Panthers controlled the ball for most of the game but, were unable to capitalize against the Wildcat defense and their goalie, Paul McCafferty.   The Wildcats had one shot on net the entire game and they made it count.   In the second half,  one of the Wildcat forwards shot a high lob into the left corner of the goal.  The Panthers created multiple chances to tie the game after the Wildcat goal, but the Wildcats were able to weather the offense storm of the Panthers.

 

Patriot League

 

2-5-2

 

Overall

 

2-7-4

Cross Country

BOYS


In a tri-meet held Tuesday at Silver Lake Regional, the Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country team improved to 5-3 with wins over Silver Lake (18-45) and Scituate (22-39).  Junior Theo Kamperides finished first overall on the 2.81 mile course in a time of 16:14.  Also scoring for the Panthers were Sophomore Nathan Tassey (16:58), Junior Chris MacDonald (17:08), and Seniors Adam Solari (17:09) and Nick Hanley (17:26.)


GIRLS


At Silver Lake Tuesday afternoon the Whitman-Hanson Girls Cross Country team (3-5) split a tri-meet, losing to Silver Lake 18-41 but downing Scituate 19-44.  Sophomore Myah Kamperides was the top Panther finisher placing 3rd overall on the 2.81 Mile course in 20:09.  Also scoring for the Panthers were Junior Bryn Miller (20:48), senior Tori Boss (20:57), Sophomore Anna Flynn (20:58), and Senior Tori Carleton (21:02.)


Monday, October 7, 2019

Whitman Hanson girls' soccer

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team qualified for the state tournament with a 2-0 victory over non-league opponent Marshfield. Alexis Billings put the Panthers on the board, just before halftime, when she pounced on a rebound off an Olivia Borgen free kick that struck the crossbar. In the second half it was a Billings corner kick that found Borgen who put the Panthers up 2-0. Marshfield goalkeepers made it difficult for the Panthers to put anymore in the net. The Panther defense of Sam Perkins, Ava Melia, Erin Wood and Courtney Woodward were outstanding in front of keepers Kylee Colclough and Reese Codero. Kelsee Wozniak and Abby Carew had outstanding games for the Panthers who improved to 9-1-1 overall(8-0-1 in the Patriot league).


Volleyball

Whitman Hanson defeats Marshfield 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-19) in a non-league game; this is the third straight win for the panthers. Junior Sophia Berardinelli helped lead the panthers to victory; 6 of her 8 serves were aces. Senior Brooke Beauregard was a huge player racking in 22 digs. Sophomore Lily Welch also helped out the team with 4 kills and 2 solo blocks. Fellow sophomore Abby Martin also had 2 solo blocks. The panthers are now 6-4 in the league and 9-4 overall. The girls are back in action on Wednesday when they face Hingham.  


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Volleyball

Sophomore Abby Martin helped Whitman Hanson dominate over Pembroke 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-18) in a league game. Martin lead the team in kills with 9 as well as solo blocks with 5. Not too far behind Martin was junior Delaney Rowell with 8 kills. Senior Brooke Beauregard was another crucial player in tonight's win. Beauregard has stepped in as libero while senior captain Maya Faich is out due to injury. Beauregard tallied 18 digs throughout the three sets; she also had 1 kill. Whitman Hanson is now 7-4 overall and 4-4 in the league. The Panthers are back in action on Friday when they face Hanover.




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Girls Soccer

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team improved to 8-0 in the league(8-1 overall) with a rain soaked 1-0 win over Patriot league opponent Pembroke. Despite Whitman Hanson's pressure they were unable to break through until 17 minutes left in the game when Olivia Borgen pounced on a loose ball and fired the ball past the Pembroke keeper. The defense of Sam Perkins, Ava Melia, Erin Wood and Courtney Woodward helped keepers Reese Codero and Kylee Colclough earn the shut out.



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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Cross Country

BOYS

In a tri-meet at Hingham Tuesday afternoon Whitman-Hanson (3-2) fell to Hingham 25-30 while winning over Pembroke 15-50.  Junior Theo Kamperides finished first overall for the Panthers in a time of 16:09 over the 2.98 mile course.  Also scoring for the Panthers were Sophomore Nathan Tassey (5th, 16:42), Senior Brandon Hager (7th, 16:54), Junior Liam Cafferty (8th, 17:06) and Senior Adam Solari (9th, 17:08.)

GIRLS

Sophomore Myah Kamperides finished 1st overall in a tri-meet at Hingham Tuesday afternoon.  Kamperides covered the 2.98 Mile course in 19:47.  But Hingham placed the next 9 runners to win 20-43.  Whitman-Hanson (2-3) downed Pembroke 15-50. Also running well for the Panthers were Anna Flynn (21:06), Niki Kamperides (21:07), Bryn Miller (21:24) and Victoria Boss (21:48.)





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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Update

We are a week away from our first Whitman Hanson Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions as we will hold the banquet Sunday October 6 at 5pm at Pembroke Country Club.   Tuesday is the final day to purchase tickets (www.whathletics.com).  Whether you were a teammate with one of the inductees, played for one of the three coaches, just love Sue Moss or simply want to show your Panther Pride, please consider joining us for this tremendous event.
It was a terrific week in WH Athletics with several huge performances.
1) Jason Murphy exploded for 245 yards rushing on 13 carries and  4 touchdowns to lead the football team to a 34-14 win at Silver Lake in the league opener for both teams.  Jason was 6 for 11 passing for 76 yards  while also getting it done on defense with an interception and 6 tackles.
CJ Guiliani had 53 yards on 12 carries.  The Panthers had 378 yards as a team.

Leading the way on defense were  Guillani 2 sacks and Zach Boisjolie.

2) The field hockey team broke through in a big way this week recording their first two wins of the season including a huge 2-1 road upset over Pembroke (Boston Globe top 20).   Senior Captain Maddy Tassey scored in the first half with a helper from Junior Captain Lauren Clark to give the Panthers an early lead in the contest at around the 15 minute mark.  Before the half, the Titans were able to score to tie up the game.  During the second half, the Panthers and Titans were forcing each other to the brink with aggressive drives to their opponent's net.  Panther Goalie Madi Savicke and her defense were turning away a number of Titan Scoring chances.  Maddy Tassey found the back of the net again for the Panthers with just under 4 minutes left in the game, Lauren Clark got the assist, to seal the victory for the visiting Panthers. 

3) The boys soccer teams split a pair by the same 2-1 score beating Quincy but losing to Duxbury.  Jason Brodeur scored all 3 goals this week while the defense and Andrew SULLIVAN continue to play well.  The team is 3-4 and will try to get back to .500 when they travel to East Bridgewater tomorrow.

4) The girls soccer team has a busy week with 3 games and easily won the first 2 over Quincy and Duxbury.   It was a heartbreaker though Saturday as Weymouth scored with 15 seconds left to beat the Panthers 2-1.  Olivia Borgen had the lone goal for WH.

5) The golf team has hit a little skid dropping all three matches this week but the team played well despite the results.  It was a close one against Hanover losing by just three strokes.  Senior captain Matt Korzec and junior Aidan Miller were the true 1 and 2 as they shot a 4 over 40 and 5 over 41, respectively.

6) The volleyball team played the iron this week as they competed well against league powers Quincy and Duxbury.  The girls dropped both matches but did become just the second team this season to win a set against Quincy.  The highlight of the week was a 3-0 win at Silver Lake.  Sophomore Lily Welch led the way with 10 kills. Not too far behind Welch was fellow sophomore Abby Martin with 7 kills.  Senior Brooke Beauregard stepped up to the plate as libero with 5 digs and 4 aces; Beauregard led the team in aces. The panthers are now 3-2 in the league and 6-2 overall.


7) The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country team (2-1) fell to host Marshfield 23-32 on Wednesday.  Junior Theo Kamperides was the Panthers top finisher placing 3rd overall in 15:09on the 2.85 Mile course.  Also scoring for Whitman-Hanson were Senior Captain Brandon Hager (5th, 16:00), Sophomore Nathan Tassey (6th, 17:08), and Senior Captains Nick Hanley (8th, 17:17) and Adam Solari (10th, 17:37.)

8) Sophomore Myah Kamperides placed 1st overall, but Whitman-Hanson (1-2) lost to host Marshfield 20-43 on Wednesday.  Kamperides covered the 2.85 Mile course in 19:38.   Others scoring for Whitman-Hanson included Senior Niki Kamperides, Junior Bryn Miller, and Sophomores Anna Flynn and Sarah Boulger.




Monday, September 23, 2019

WH Volleyball Wins


Sophomore Lily Welch led the panthers to victory against Silver Lake in a 3-0 league game. Welch totaled 10 kills. Not too far behind Welch was fellow sophomore Abby Martin with 7 kills.  Senior Brooke Beauregard stepped up to the plate as libero with 5 digs and 4 aces; Beauregard led the team in aces. The panthers are now 3-2 in the league and 6-2 overall. The girls are back in action on Wednesday when the face Quincy.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Weekly Update


Homecoming weekend is fast approaching and we want to give everyone a quick update.  As of this writing, we are still under the dusk to dawn curfew.  Assuming this holds through this Tuesday, the football game will be moved to 3pm on 10/5.  This is also SAT Saturday so it is certainly not the ideal situation but there are not many other options.  We will make an official announcement regarding the game on Wednesday.  The dance will remain on Saturday regardless of whatever happens with the football game.

That same weekend we will welcome our first class of Whitman Hanson Athletics Hall of Fame inductees.  The banquet will be held at Pembroke Country Club on Sunday October 6th at 5pm.  Tickets may be purchased at www.whathletics.com . 

Student-Athletes
Samantha Mewis, Class of 2011, Soccer
Sean Conover, Class of 2002, Football, Basketball and Track & Field
Noel James, Class of 2009, Football, Basketball and Track & Field
Dennis Lozzi, Class of 1970, Football and Track & Field
Mike Frisoli, Class of 1989, Football, Wrestling and Track & Field
Shayna Ross Micol, Class of 1996, Soccer, Basketball and Track & Field
Rob Clifford, Class of 1991, Football, Basketball and Track & Field

Coaches
Bob Bancroft, Football
Jim Daley, Girls Basketball
Kevin Black, Boys Cross Country, Boys Indoor Track and Boys Track & Field

Contributor
Sue Moss, Student-Athlete, Teacher, Coach and Athletic Department Assistant


Here is the latest from all of our teams….

1)      Our girls soccer team still sits atop most of the polls after starting the season 5-0.  The balanced scoring and strong defense make them a formidable squad.  The On Friday, the Panthers beat Silver Lake on the road, 5-1.  Kelsee Wozniak got things started when she broke through the Laker defense and slid the ball past the keeper just 1:23 into the match. Silver Lake responded with a goal of their own before Anna Sullivan put the Panthers back on top. Nora Manning and Zoe Cox also struck for goals in the first half as Whitman Hanson built a 4-1 lead. Olivia Borgen (3 assists) finished off the scoring in the second half to account for the 5-1 final. Ava Melia, Sam Perkins, Courtney Woodward and Erin Wood were all strong defensively helping keepers Kylee Colclough and Reese Codero earn the victory. Abby Carew, Alexis Billings and Delaney Hall all turned in strong performances.
2)      The boys soccer is in the playoff hunt and should remain there all season with a lot of young talent which is balanced by some outstanding seniors.  The team currently sits a 3-3-1 after falling to Silver Lake on Friday, 3-1 at home.  Senior captain Jason Brodeur accounted for the only Whitman Hanson goal scoring on a penalty kick.  The highlight of the week was a 3-0 home win over Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday. W-H got onto the board with less than 8 to go in first half with senior captain Jason Brodeur scoring on a strong effort and assisted by sophomore Adam Sousa. To start the second, junior Joel Arsenault passed a free kick to junior Peyton Collins for the second for W-H. Not too long after Senior Jason Brodeur scores his second off a header on a free kick from junior Joel Arsenault.
3)      The volleyball team is halfway to a post season berth picking up their 5th win of the season on Friday defeating Plymouth South 3-1 in a league game. Sophomore Lily Welch was unstoppable with 12 kills and 12 solo blocks; this is a season high for Welch. Senior Marissa Connell matched Welch with  12 solo blocks, and  junior Delaney Rowell was another force at the net tallying 7 kills; the Panther’s front row was unstoppable in tonight’s match. However, the front row couldn’t have done it without their  star setter, junior Caileen Hurley, who tallied an impressive 24 assists. Whitman Hanson is now 2-2 in the league and 5-2 overall. The girls are back in action on Monday when they travel to Silver Lake.
4)      The field hockey team is stil searching for its first win of the season but despite the record, the girls are working hard and sticking together. On Thursday, the team fell to 0-5-1 after losing to Silver Lake, 3-1.  The Panthers scored early in the game thanks to Christina Short’s first goal of the season.  The Lakers answered back immediately with a goal of their own to tie the game.  The Lakers took the lead right before the half to make the score 2-1. 
5)      The WH golf team earned their third win on the season Thursday to improve to 3-4 overall defeating the Quincy Presidents, 259-318.  Captain Matt Korzec found his swing and got back to his old ways by finishing as match medalist with an impressive even par 36, while fellow captains Ian Brown and Brian Fox both finished with a 6 over par. Finally, senior Christian Hall made his varsity debut contributing to the win with his 12 over par.  Up next is a trip to Duxbury on Tuesday.
6)      The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country team improved to 2-0 with a close win at Plymouth North (1-1) Wednesday afternoon.  James Doherty took first overall for Plymouth North on the 2.65 Mile course in a time of 13:58, followed by the Panthers Theo Kamperides in 14:07.  Three of the next 4 spots went to Whitman-Hanson's Brandon Hager (4th,15:02), Nathan Tassey (5th, 15:07) and Adam Solari (6th, 15:18) to seal the victory.  Also scoring for the Panthers was Chris MacDonald (9th, 15:32.) 
7)      Whitman-Hanson Girls Cross Country fell to 1-1 on the season in a loss at Plymouth North (1-1) Wednesday afternoon 27-29.  The Panthers Myah Kamperides placed first overall on the 2.65 Mile course in 17:16, but Plymouth North took 4 of the next 5 spots.  Tori Boss took 4th overall in 18:53 for the visitors, while Tori Carleton (7th, 19:21), Anna Flynn (8th, 19:24) and Bryn Miller (9th, 19:25) rounded out the scoring for Whitman-Hanson.
8)      The football team got off to a slow start on Saturday afternoon in New Bedford spotting the Whalers to an early 14-0 lead on a couple of controversial plays.  The Panthers got back into the game with an impressive third quarter drive capped off by a 2 yard touchdown run by CJ Guiliani.  You can see the entire drive on our Instagram page (search WH Athletics).  But New Bedford would come back for the final two scores of the game for the 27-7 victory dropping the Panthers to 0-3.  Jason Murphy was 21-32 passing for 117 yard with Jonathan Zeidan catching 7 passes for 50 yards.  Defensive Joe McStravick and CJ Guiliani had 7 tackles apiece.  Up next the Panthers travel to Silver Lake on Saturday.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Boys Soccer


In a Keenan division clash in the Patriot League Whitman- Hanson took on Silver Lake. SL scored first and kept lead 1-0 through first. In the second SL scored first to make it 2-0. W-H scored next on a pk by senior captain Jason Brodeur. But SL scored next to make it 3-1 and that’s the way it would stay. W-H is 3-3–1 overall. 2-3 in the Patriot League.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Varsity boys’ soccer

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Patriot League Cross Country Results - Whitman-Hanson

GIRLS


Whitman-Hanson Girls Cross Country fell to 1-1 on the season in a loss at Plymouth North (1-1) Wednesday afternoon 27-29.  The Panthers Myah Kamperides placed first overall on the 2.65 Mile course in 17:16, but Plymouth North took 4 of the next 5 spots.  Tori Boss took 4th overall in 18:53 for the visitors, while Tori Carleton (7th, 19:21), Anna Flynn (8th, 19:24) and Bryn Miller (9th, 19:25) rounded out the scoring for Whitman-Hanson.


BOYS


The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country team improved to 2-0 with a close win at Plymouth North (1-1) Wednesday afternoon.  James Doherty took first overall for Plymouth North on the 2.65 Mile course in a time of 13:58, followed by the Panthers Theo Kamperides in 14:07.  Three of the next 4 spots went to Whitman-Hanson's Brandon Hager (4th,15:02), Nathan Tassey (5th, 15:07) and Adam Solari (6th, 15:18) to seal the victory.  Also scoring for the Panthers was Chris MacDonald (9th, 15:32.) 

 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Girls Soccer

he Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team scored 3 goals in the second half to top Patriot League rival Plymouth North at home. Plymouth North took a 1-0 lead early in the second half but the Panthers answered with 3 goals in an 8 minute span. Erin Wood got the Panthers on the board when she took a Delaney Hall pass and raced down the field before firing a 20yd blast in to the upper corner of the net. Sam Perkins gave the Panthers the lead when she headed home an Anika Floeck corner kick and Kelsee Wozniak rounded out the scoring when she stole the ball for a Plymouth North defender and slotted the ball by the diving goalkeeper. The defensive work of Ava Melia, Courtney Woodward and Alexis Billings helped goalkeepers Kylee Colclough and Reese Codero earn the win.





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WH Boys Soccer

In a Patriot League, Keenan division, clash Whitman- Hanson travelled to Plymouth North. W-H got on the board first on a corner assisted by junior Peyton Collins and finished by senior captain Steve Kelly. W-H scored again with Peyton Collins scoring and assisted by Adam Milewski. Senior captain jason Brodeur scored with junior Brendan Nehiley getting the assist. Plymouth scored soon after to make it 3-1 to end first. Both sides drew in second. 3-1 W-H the final.
W-H 1–1 in Keenan. 2-2 in Patriot and 2-2-1 overall.




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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Weekly Update

As most of you are aware, the Hanson Board of Selectmen voted last week to close all of our fields at dusk each night over the fear of the threat mosquitos pose as it relates to Triple E.  The actual time that defines dusk will become earlier each week which will affect schedules of all teams, even if they were not scheduled to play at night.  Because we have limited field space, we will have to improvise in some cases.  For example, we will play the freshmen field hockey game at 3pm on Thursday without game officials (the association cannot provide referees at that time).  Please follow us on twitter @whathletics to be sure you get the latest information as it relates to schedule changes.
Also, while we do not see mosquitos at our fields it still makes sense to take those common sense precautions we have been promoting even during those afternoon practices.  Parents are advised to pack some of the repellent wipes in your child's backpack and have them apply it daily.

Here are some highlights from the week in Panther Nation:

1) The boys and girls cross country teams started the season with victories at home over Plymouth South.  
On the girls side, Sophomore Myah Kamperides' first place finish downed visiting Plymouth South 23-34 Wednesday afternoon.  Kamperides covered the 5K course in 21:31.  Other Panthers scoring included Senior Captain Tori Boss (3rd, 22:47), Senior Niki Kamperides (5th, 22:57), Junior Bryn Miller (6th, 23:10) and Sophomore Anna Flynn (8th, 23:19.)  
In the boys race,  Theo Kamperides powered past Plymouth South's Strickland Davis to lead WH to the 25-34 win.  Kamperides covered the 5K course in 16:42with Davis taking second in 16:43.  Also scoring in the victory for Whitman-Hanson (1-0) were Senior Captain Brandon Hager (4th, 17:42), Sophomore Nathan Tassey (5th, 17:56), Junior Chris MacDonald (7th, 18:11) and Junior Liam Cafferty (8th, 18:39.) 

2) The girls soccer team has come just as advertised with their biggest win of the young season coming against Patriot league rival Hingham, 4-0.  Four different players scored for the Panthers. In the first half Ava Melia scored off a 25yd blast and the 1-0 score held through the half. WH doubled the lead when Nora Manning headed home an Anika Floeck cross. Kelsee Wozniak took a Olivia Borgen pass and beat a Hingham defender for the third goal and Alexis Billing struck a low shot to the corner for the 4-0 score. The Whitman Hanson defense of Ava Melia, Sam Perkins, Erin Wood, Courtney Woodward and Abby Carew were outstanding in helping goal keepers Kylee Colclough and Reese Codero earn the shutout. The Panthers will face league opponent Plymouth North on Monday at the new time of 5pm.

3) The boys team looks much improved from a year ago but the wins have been tough to come by so far despite playing well.  The team lost a heartbreaker at Hingham in the final minute on Wednesday but did come back in thrilling fashion to earn a 1-1 tie at Cohasset on Friday. In the 79th minute, Peyton Collins fed fellow junior Brendan Nehiley for the equalizer. The boys return to action tomorrow (Monday) at Plymouth North.

4) One of the most exciting teams of the fall so far has been our volleyball team which is off to a 3-1 start.  The highlight of the week, was a 3-0 home win over Scituate.  
Senior Marissa Connell led the team in kills with 5. Junior Delaney Rowell and sophomore Lily Welch were not far behind with 4 kills each. The panther's defense was unstoppable with a total of 19 solo blocks, Connell and sophomore Abby Martin contributing 5 each. Junior Sophia Berardinelli was another crucial player, tallying 8 assists. Berardinelli also tallied a kill for the team, something not usually seen from a setter.

5)The Field Hockey team made some history earning their first ever point against Duxbury playing to. 1-1 tie.  The Panthers scored first about half way through the first. Junior forward Robin Goyette gets her first goal of the year. The Dragons scored in the first half as well to tie the game up at one at half time and thanks to a solid effort from the defense that is how the game finished.  

6)The young Panther football team has struggled with turnovers through the first two games and as a result WH sits at 0-2 after failing at home to Hanover Friday night, 20-10.  Junior Jason Murphy hit Senior Jonathan Zeidan on a 13 yard td pass early in the game but that was the only touchdown of the night for the Panthers.  Sophomore Will Stanford led the offense with 103 yards.

7) The golf team has a lot of young talent and while the wins have been scarce in the early going there have been many strong performances.  The highlight of the young season was a 272-297 win over North Quincy.  Junior Aidan Miller was the top player in the match with a 4 over 40. 



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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Golf

The Whitman Hanson Golf team hosted Plymouth North off the back 9 at Ridder Farm Golf Course, where they lost a close one 267-274 to fall to 1-3 overall.

The low man on the day was Senior captain Brian Fox, who carded a 5 over 41. Though the team fell short, there were plenty of positives to take away from the match loving into the weekend.

The team travels to Atlantic Golf Course to face Plymouth South on Tuesday.



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Field Hockey

The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played at home against the Hingham Harbormen and lost 5-0. The first half was all Hingham. They dominated the game with great offensive pressure and they took advantage of the scoring chances. The lead at half time 4-0. The second half was more balanced between the two teams. Hingham did score again half way through the second. The Panthers did create some scoring chances of their own, but Hingham's defense was impenetrable.

Patriot League
0-3-1

Overall
0-3-1



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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Whitman Hanson girls' soccer


The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team defeated Patriot league rival Hingham 4-0 at home this afternoon. Four different players scored for the Panthers. In the first half Ava Melia scored off a 25yd blast and the 1-0 score held through the half. WH doubled the lead when Nora Manning headed home an Anika Floeck cross. Kelsee Wozniak took a Olivia Borgen pass and beat a Hingham defender for the third goal and Alexis Billing struck a low shot to the corner for the 4-0 score. The Whitman Hanson defense of Ava Melia, Sam Perkins, Erin Wood, Courtney Woodward and Abby Carew were outstanding in helping goal keepers Kylee Colclough and Reese Codero earn the shutout. The Panthers will face league opponent Plymouth North on Monday.

 


Whitman Hanson Defeats Scituate in a League Game


Whitman Hanson shut-out Scituate in a 3-0 league game. Senior Marissa Connell led the team in kills with 5. Junior Delaney Rowell and sophomore Lily Welch were not far behind with 4 kills each. The panther's defense was unstoppable with a total of 19 solo blocks, Connell and sophomore Abby Martin contributing 5 each. Junior Sophia Berardinelli was another crucial player, tallying 8 assists. Berardinelli also tallied a kill for the team, something not usually seen from a setter. The team is back at it again, this time away, facing Hingham this Friday. 

Girls XC

The Whitman-Hanson Girls Cross Country team (1-0), behind Sophomore Myah Kamperides' first place finish downed visiting Plymouth South 23-34 Wednesday afternoon.  Kamperides covered the 5K course in 21:31.  Other Panthers scoring included Senior Captain Tori Boss (3rd, 22:47), Senior Niki Kamperides (5th, 22:57), Junior Bryn Miller (6th, 23:10) and Sophomore Anna Flynn (8th, 23:19.)  




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Boys XC Opens Season With Win

Junior Theo Kamperides powered past Plymouth South's Strickland Davis for the win in Wednesday Boys Cross Country meet at Whitman-Hanson which the Panthers won 25-34.  Kamperides covered the 5K course in 16:42with Davis taking second in 16:43.  Also scoring in the victory for Whitman-Hanson (1-0) were Senior Captain Brandon Hager (4th, 17:42), Sophomore Nathan Tassey (5th, 17:56), Junior Chris MacDonald (7th, 18:11) and Junior Liam Cafferty (8th, 18:39.) 






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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Golf

The WH golf team suffered their second loss on the season at South Shore CC against a tough Hingham team 245-265 to fall 0-2 on the season.

So. Pat McBroom shined as he tied for match medalist with a 2 over par 38. Junior Aidan Miller also played well with a 5 over.

The Panthers will host N.Q. tomorrow ⛳️



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Field Hockey Ties Duxbury

The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played against the Duxbury Dragons today at home and tied 1-1. The Panthers scored first about half way through the first. Junior forward Robin Goyette gets her first goal of the year. The Dragons scored in the first half as well to tie the game up at one at half time. The first half was dominated by the Dragons offense controlling the ball in the Panthers end. The second half was a different story. The ball was going from to end with both teams defenses turning away their opponents offensive surges.

Patriot League
0-2-1

Overall
0-2-1



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