Monday, September 24, 2018

FH Falls at Home

The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played against the Plymouth North Eagles and lost 3-1. The Eagles jumped out to an early lead in the first half around the 10 minute mark. The Eagles had strong ball moving mid-fielders, who were challenged by the Panthers defensively throughout the game. The Eagles were able to score 2 more times, both goals ended up high in the netting. The Panthers were able to get a number of solid offensive rushes, especially in the second half. Sophia Molinari, Panther Junior Forward, scored her first goal of the season from the right side of the net.

Patriot League
1-3-1

Overall
2-3-2

Sunday, September 23, 2018

WH Athletics Recap


As we head into the final week of September, there is a lot going on with WH Athletics.  Before we give the recap, we have several pieces of exciting news.  At last week’s school committee, we made our plans official to establish a Whitman-Hanson Athletics Hall of Fame.  The first meeting of the planning group will take place on Wednesday at 6pm in room 161.  Anyone can attend this planning meeting where we will establish the guidelines and framework for this ambitious endeavor.  Ultimately, we will have a voting group of members who will do the bulk of the leg work and voting.

The other exciting news is that our scoreboard project seems to be on track to have the board up and running for our football game Friday night against Duxbury.  A lot still has to happen to pull this off, but the concrete was poured on Saturday for the foundations and the rest of the work is scheduled for early this week.  Our current plan at halftime is to hold a dedication ceremony where we will thank our sponsors and all those who worked so hard to make this happen.

And now to our update….

1)      The girls soccer team remained unbeaten with a come from behind, 5-1 win at Hanover on Friday.  The Panthers trailed 1-0 early in the second half before they exploded for 5 unanswered goals to improve to 4-0.  Freshman Kelsee Wozniak continued his torrid scoring streak by netting a pair of goals, while Alexis Billings, Olivia Borgen and Nora Manning also scored.  Reese Codero picked up the win in net with the help of strong defensive efforts from Sam Perkins, Samantha Smith, Olivia Johnson, Erin Wood and Courtney Woodward.  The girls will host Silver Lake Tuesday night at 6:30pm weather permitting.
2)      The boys soccer team also had a furious comeback on Friday rallying from a 3-0 second half deficit to earn a 3-3 tie.  The Panthers came out determined and in the 56th minute Senior Nolan Clack found junior Kyle O'Connor for the first tally, 3-1. Captain Jason Brodeur scored in the 65th minute and got an assist from sophomore Brendan Nehiley. In the 68th minute Alex Chichlowski scored his first goal from Brodeur, making it 3-3. W-H is 2-1-1 overall and 0-1-1 in Patriot League play. Next game is away at Silver Lake Tuesday at 4.3)
3)      Our cross country teams are getting better every day and the best news is we have close to 60 kids participating. Unfortunately both teams lost their meets this week at Duxbury but there were many outstanding performances.  On the girls side, Tori Boss (21:43) , Maeve McDonough (21:59) and Maeve Rooney (22:00.) were the top finishers while in boys action, Theo Kamperides was the top Panther runner.  The teams will be back in action on Tuesday at home against Plymouth North.
4)      The golf team suffered its first setback of the season with a 2 stroke loss at Silver Lake.  But the highlight of the week was a gutty performance at home in beating Plymouth North, 232-239 in a continuation/make-up match from a rain shortened affair the previous week.  Junior Ian Brown has been a solid addition to the lineup this year, leading the Panthers to their victory today with his 3 over par performance. Senior captain Owen Manning also continues to play consistently well, along with junior Matt Korzec, who both shot a 4 over par, 38. Sophomore Aidan Miller was among the top scorers with his 5 over par, and senior Pat Dever and junior Brian Fox both helped to seal the deal with their 6 over par play.  The Panthers will host Plymouth South on Tuesday if Mother Nature allows.  Weather has been tough this season with 3 matches already postponed.
5)      The football game on Friday at Hingham came just as advertised with two outstanding teams battling for 4 quarters and unfortunately the Panthers found themselves on the short end of a 22-13 final score. Senior captain Ethan Phelps was 11-19 passing for 122 yards.  He threw for one touchdown and ran for another. Senior captain Rian Schwede caught the TD pass and had 3 catches for 41 yards. Senior Billy Martell had 3 catches for 20 yards.  Senior captain Jacob Nixon turned in one of the best catches you will ever see with a one handed grab for a big gain in the second half.  While the loss was disappointing, it was in no way defining for the Panthers.  They have a great opportunity to bounce back Friday night when they host the perennial league champion Duxbury Dragons.
6)      It was a tough week for our field hockey team as they lost a pair of games (3-0 at Hingham and 1-0 against Pembroke).  In the Pembroke game which was played under the lights, the Panthers had many opportunities but the Pembroke goalie was sensational turning back several great scoring opportunities.  Senior Captain Annika Putur lead the charge of constant attacks in the Titan’s offensive zone. Putur and her Panther forwards were supported heavily by the great passing of defensive player Kathryn Dunn.  However, the Panthers were not able to penetrate the Titans defense which stood steadfast against the speedy forwards of the Panthers.  WH, which is 1-2-1 in Patriot League action and Overall 2-2-2,  hosts Plymouth North Monday at 4pm.
7)      The volleyball team dropped 2 of 3 this week but their win was a thriller outlasting Hanover at home 3-2.  The set scores were 25-16 (WH), 21-25 (H), 25-19 (WH), 11-25 (H) and 15-12 (WH). Passing was strong from the back row and the Panthers played great at the net and in defensive positions. Leaders on the court include Junior middle Ella Sweeney with a dominating 17 kills in the match. Senior captain Nicole Scott held the back row strong playing her best match yet as libero with 20 digs. Senior setter Kylie Gervasio was consistent with 14 assists and fantastic coverage. The Panthers are 2-5 overall, 2-4 in league play and host Plymouth South Wednesday 9/26.
8)      Our cheerleaders wrapped up their choreography this week and are poised to have another great year.  Their first comp will be 10/21 at Oliver Ames.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Volleyball Falls on Road

Whitman-Hanson volleyball traveled to Quincy Friday for a league match and the Panthers lost 0-3. The set scores were 16-25 (Q), 17-25 (Q) and 17-25 (Q).

The Panthers began the match strong with quick transitions but lost their momentum. Whitman-Hanson was unable to compete with Quincy attacks. Leaders on the court include senior setter Kylie Gervasio with fast movements and consistent sets. Junior Julia Harrington played confident defensive against a strong Quincy outside attack. Senior outside hitter Allison Hanlon put up consistent attacks keeping Quincy on their toes.

The Panthers are 2-5 overall, 2-4 in league play and host Plymouth South Wednesday 9/26.





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Boys Soccer Rallies

Hanover travelled to Whitman- Hanson late Friday afternoon in Patriot League action. Hanover came out storming and put up 3 first half goals. W-H went into halftime with a 3-0 deficit. But the W-H Panthers didn't let this get in their way. The Panthers came out determined and in the 56th minute Senior Nolan Clack found junior Kyle O'Connor for the first tally, 3-1. Captain Jason Brodeur scored in the 65th minute and got an assist from sophomore Brendan Nehiley. In the 68th minute Alex Chichlowski scored his first goal from Jason Brodeur, making it 3-3. Hanover and W-H both battled the rest of the way evenly. The game ended 3-3.
W-H is 2-1-1 overall and 0-1-1 in Patriot League play. Next game is away at Silver Lake Tuesday at 4.



Girls Soccer Stays Perfect

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team improved to 4-0 with a 5-1 Patriot league victory over Hanover. Hanover took a 1-0 lead into halftime. Whitman Hanson erupted for 5 second half goals. Alexis Billings fired home a rebound to open the scoring and then Kelsey Wozniak took a Riley Bina pass and fired the ball into the net. Wozniak picked up her second goal when she took a Nora Manning cross and fired it into the lower corner. Olivia Borgen and Nora Manning rounded out the scoring for the Panthers. Reese Codero picked up the win in net with the help of strong defensive efforts from Sam Perkins, Samantha Smith, Olivia Johnson, Erin Wood and Courtney Woodward.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Patriot League Cross Country Whitman-Hanson


GIRLS


Whitman-Hanson Girls Cross Country (0-3) fell to Duxbury 16-43 on Thursday afternoon.  Duxbury placed the top four finishers all in a time of 21:35 over the 2.98 Mile course with Maya Zukowski, Madeline DePalma, Emma Sundstrom and Melanie Day crossing the finish line together ahead of the Panthers Tori Boss (21:43) , Maeve McDonough (21:59) and Maeve Rooney (22:00.)


BOYS


The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country team (1-2) faced a talented Duxbury team Thursday afternoon, losing 18-45 on the 2.98 Mile Duxbury home course.  Friend Weiler (17:20) and Sam Stapinski (17:21) led the Duxbury Dragons with a 1-2 finish ahead of the top Panther runner, Theo Kamperides (17:21.)  Duxbury placed the next five runners to seal the win.

 

Golf Suffers First Loss

The Silver Lake Lakers delivered the first loss of the season to the Whitman Hanson Golf team today at the Country Club of Halifax 250-252.

Despite his continued impressive play by senior captain Owen Manning (2 over, 38) and junior standout Ian Brown, who shot a 3 over par, 39, the Panthers couldn't pull out the win. However, the Panthers are still siting poised at 4-1overall (3-1 in the league) and head into the weekend with lots to work on and prepare for with next weeks heavy schedule.

The team hosts a young but very talented Plymouth South squad on Tuesday.



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

WH GOLF Still Unbeaten

The Whitman Hanson golf team improved their record to 4-0 today after handing Plymouth North their first loss on the season 232-239 in a continuation/make-up match at Ridder Farm Golf Course.

Junior Ian Brown has been a solid addition to the lineup this year, leading the Panthers to their victory today with his 3 over par performance. Senior captain Owen Manning also continues to play consistently well, along with junior Matt Korzec, who both shot a 4 over par, 38. Sophomore Aidan Miller was among the top scorers with his 5 over par, and senior Pat Dever and junior Brian Fox both helped to seal the deal with their 6 over par play.

The Panthers have had three matches canceled this season thus far due to rain, but are still putting the time in at the range on the off days to make the most of their opportunities. They will travel to the Country Club of Halifax tomorrow as they face off against a talented Silver Lake team.



Boys Basketball To Host Youth Clinics


Attention Boys Basketball Players in all grades…..anyone who is planning to tryout this winter, is encouraged to attend the weekly youth clinics and help coach.  This is a great way to be in  the  gym with all of the coaches and teammates while also giving back and sharing your passion and knowledge of basketball with younger players.  This community service opportunity is open to anyone who plans to tryout for boys basketball. The clinics begin this Monday night, September 24th and run through November 5th.  All volunteers are asked to wear something WH related and show up at 5:30pm.  If you are playing a fall sport you can show up late.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Hingham Defeats WH FH

The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played away against the Hingham Harborwomen and lost 3-0.  The Harborwomen took the lead around 15 minute mark in the first half.  The Panthers had multiple penalty corners in the second half, but could not captalize.  Sophomore Lauren Clark had 2 scoring chances end up freezing on the goal line.  The Panthers look to rebound at home against Pembroke this Thursday night.  

Patriot League
1-1-1
Non-League
2-1-2


Volleyball Outlasts Hanover

Whitman-Hanson volleyball hosted Hanover Monday for a league match and the Panthers won 3-2. The set scores were 25-16 (WH), 21-25 (H), 25-19 (WH), 11-25 (H) and 15-12 (WH). The Panthers dug deep for a big team win. Passing was strong from the back row and the Panthers played great at the net and in defensive positions. Leaders on the court include Junior middle Ella Sweeny with a dominating 17 kills in the match. Senior captain Nicole Scott held the back row strong playing her best match yet as libero with 20 digs. Senior setter Kylie Gervasio was consistent with 14 assists and fantastic coverage. The Panthers are 2-3 overall, 2-2 in league play and travel to Duxbury Tuesday 9/18.



WH To Establish Athletic Hall of Fame


Whitman- Whitman Hanson Regional High School will be establishing an Athletic Hall of Fame this spring. A planning meeting will be held on Wednesday September 26th at 6pm in room 161 at the high school for anyone who would like to have input on the creation of this new Hall of Fame.  A committee will be formed consisting of community members, current and former coaches, current and former athletes and other school officials.  If you would like to be considered for an official voting role on this committee please email Whitman-Hanson Athletic Director Bob Rodgers (robert.rodgers@whrsd.org) with a short bio and why you want to be a part of the group.  Non-voting members may also attend committee meetings and have input on the process.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

WH Golf Gives Back

Today, the Whitman Hanson Varsity Golf team spent three hours giving back to their community. Between the hours of 9am and 12pm, players and coaches volunteered their time at the old Plymouth County Hospital location near the Hanson Food Pantry. There, student-athletes worked along with and under the supervision of Hanson resident Marianne DiMascio weeding the community garden, trimming back and removing unsightly and invasive bushes and plants, and reestablishing overgrown walking paths. 

The project at PCH is still a few years away from reaching their ultimate goals, but the golf team enjoyed their time helping out today and are proud be a part of what seems to be an amazing vision.

Check out the photos on twitter 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

WHITMAN-HANSON CROSS COUNTRY

The Whitman-Hanson Boys and Girls Cross Country teams traveled to Apponequet Regional High School for the Big Wave Invitational. 


In the Freshman/Sophomore Girls 2.5 mile race Sarah Boulger (19:04) and Anna Flynn (19:17) were the top two finishers for the Panthers.


The Boys Freshman/Sophomore team was led by Freshmen Theo Kamperides (3rd, 13:54), Liam Cafferty (22nd, 15:16) and Matt Butler (23rd, 15:18) to a 5th place team finish.


Maeve McDonough (13th, 17:32) and Tori Boss (14th, 17:39) helped the Junior/Senior Girls squad to a 4th place finish.


And in the Boys Junior/Senior 2.5 mile race Brandon Hager (25th, 14:46) and Nick Hanley (26th, 14:50) were the top two finishers for the 6th place team.


Full results can be found at the following link: 


http://www.coolrunning.com/results/18/ma/Sep15_BigWav_set1.shtml

 

WH Athletics Update

Before we get to this week’s athletic update, we are happy to pass along some good news.  For the first time in at least 8 years, Whitman-Hanson has been recognized by the MIAA with inclusion on the Sportsmanship honor roll.  This distinction is reserved for schools that go the entire year without a single player in any sport at any level being disqualified from a game.  The last four years we missed this honor by a single incident each year.  We continue to be very proud of not just our student athletes but our Superfans who come out in big numbers and show great enthusiasm without ever embarrassing our school or  teams with improper behavior.  Special thanks go out to the entire Superfan club, particularly Olivia Sheehan and Tajh Hunter for leading the way.  This past Friday they came up with a Hawaiian theme for the football game and that was a lot of fun.  Make sure you follow us on Twitter @whathletics so you know the theme each week.

Now to this week in WH Athletics

1)      The football team improved to 2-0 with a dramatic, 9-6 win over visiting New Bedford High School.  Senior Jake O’Brien drilled a 34 year field goal as time expired to snap a 6-6 tie and give the Panthers the win. (check out the exciting final seconds here - https://twitter.com/WHathletics/status/1040799673064275968 ).  Senior captain Mike Connors carried the ball 13 times for 58 yards including a 1 yard touchdown run.  Junior John Zeidan threw for 115 yard while senior Billy Martell ran for 62 yards.  Whitman-Hanson turned in another impressive defensive effort led by Ryan Tongone, Quinn Sweeney, Nate Beath and Connors.  The Panthers travel to Hingham Friday night to open Patriot League play in a battle between two of the top teams in the Keenan Division.
2)      The field hockey team also remains unbeaten on the season as they ran their record to 2-0-2 on Thursday under the lights defeating Silver Lake, 2-1.  Victoria Ryan and Lauren Clark accounted for the two WH goals.  Captain Olivia Sheehan led another fantastic defensive effort in support of goalie Maddie Savicke.  The Panthers, who beat Silver Lake for the first time in school history, are off to their best start ever.  The team travels to Hingham on Monday.
3)      The girls soccer team has also dominated in the early going this season posting a 3-0 record.  The highlight of the week was a 4-0 road win at Pembroke on Friday.  Whitman Hanson opened the scoring with a well-placed penalty shot by Boston College bound Sammi Smith and Samantha Perkins made it 2-0 with a phenomenal free kick that found the upper corner. The Panthers made it 3-0 when Olivia Borgen took a Kelsee Wozniak pass and found the upper corner of the net. Nora Manning finished the scoring after taking a cross from Anika Floeck and finding the back of the net. Samantha Smith, Courtney Woodward, Olivia Johnson and Erin Wood all had strong games in front of keeper Skylar Kuzmich(5 saves).  The girls are off until Tuesday when they hit the road to play Duxbury at 6pm.
4)      The golf team made a quartet of Panthers teams going unbeaten by beating Duxbury, 238-245 on Thursday.  The Panthers, who improved to 3-0, were led by senior captain Owen Manning, who continues to play at a high and consistent level, with his 2 over par 36 performance. Junior Matt Korzec also contributed to the big win with a 3 over par day. Senior Pat Dever shot a 6 over and Junior Ian Brown turned in a 7 over par card.  Whitman-Hanson will host Hanover on Tuesday.
5)      The boys and girls cross country teams continue to work hard and improve each day.  The number of students participating continues to grow as well.  It is still NOT too late to join.  Come see me if you would like to join.  The teams traveled to Apponequet Regional High School for the Big Wave Invitational on Saturday and had many strong performances. 
In the Freshman/Sophomore Girls 2.5 mile race Sarah Boulger (19:04) and Anna Flynn (19:17) were the top two finishers for the Panthers.
The Boys Freshman/Sophomore team was led by Freshmen Theo Kamperides (3rd, 13:54), Liam Cafferty (22nd, 15:16) and Matt Butler (23rd, 15:18) to a 5th place team finish.
Maeve McDonough (13th, 17:32) and Tori Boss (14th, 17:39) helped the Junior/Senior Girls squad to a 4th place finish.
And in the Boys Junior/Senior 2.5 mile race Brandon Hager (25th, 14:46) and Nick Hanley (26th, 14:50) were the top two finishers for the 6th place team.
6)      The boys soccer team had a split decision this week dropping a heartbreaker at home against Pembroke while easily posting a 6-1 win over Rockland.  Early in the week the Panthers beat the Bulldogs, 6-1.  Junior captain Jason Brodeur and senior Nolan Clack each recorded a pair of goals in the win.  Sophomores Brendan Nehiley and Dalton Desrocher accounted for the other two goals.  On Friday it was a tough 2-1 home loss to Pembroke as the Titans scored in the 70th minute to snap a 1-1 tie.  Desrocher had the lone goal of the game for the Panthers.  Junior Andrew Sullivan continues to play well in net for the Panthers.  The boys return to action at home on Tuesday when they host Duxbury at 6pm.
7)      The volleyball team posted their first win of the season this week with an exciting 5 set win over Silver Lake, 3-2.  Leaders on the court include Senior Outside Hitter Allison Hanlon with 8 kills and Junior Ella Sweeney with 12 kills.  Senior Tri-Captain Libero Nicole Scott took control of the back row and made 15 successful digs. Sophomore Caileen Hurley set four sets of the match with a total of 27 assists. Senior Setter Kylie Gervasio did an impressive job on the fourth set of the match.  The girls will play host to Hanover Monday at 5:15pm.
8)      Our cheerleading team is working hard putting their routine together for the upcoming season.  Meanwhile, they are also doing great work in the community.  On Friday night, the girls hosted 50 youth cheerleaders for a skills clinic and then a varsity game experience.  The future Panthers were teamed up with a high school cheerleader and performed in front of the large football crowd. It is obvious the future of Whitman-Hanson cheerleading continues to be bright.
9)      Finally, we announced this week the hiring of a new boys lacrosse coach.  Here is the press release we issued:

Whitman-Hanson Regional High School is pleased to announce the appointment of Tyler Sabens as its new varsity boys lacrosse coach.  Sabens, who recently joined the district as a guidance counselor at Whitman Middle School, played division 1 college lacrosse at Manhattan College and most recently served as an assistant coach at Falmouth High School.

“We are so excited to bring a coach like Tyler on board our staff here at Whitman-Hanson,” Athletic Director Bob Rodgers said.  “Tyler has an impressive playing background but what impressed me the most about him was his understanding that coaching at its essence is teaching.  I truly believe our players will grow both on and off the field under his leadership.” Sabens played four years at Manhattan and served as its captain his senior year. He was the offensive coordinator and goalie coach at Falmouth High School where he helped guide their team to 3 straight Atlantic Coast League titles (2016, 2017, 2018). The Clippers also advanced to the MIAA Division II South Finals in 2016 and 2018.  In addition to his lacrosse coaching background, Sabens has also coached both high school football and hockey.

 “As a former NCAA Division I athlete, I have a deep appreciation for the value of competitive athletics. My desire to enhance sports’ positive influence on young people has been at the forefront of my life’s mission since the start of my career in education and as a coach,” Sabens said.  “I believe educators and coaches are one in the same, and my philosophy in both roles has been to emphasize the development of athletic skill and proper fundamental technique, while helping student-athletes tackles life’s challenges with a high degree of integrity and commitment. Furthermore, my goal to foster healthy perspectives toward competition, sportsmanship, and self-discipline stems from my emphatic belief that a leader’s essential role is to encourage strong character while reinforcing positive attitudes.”

Sabens will be meeting with the team on Wedneaday.  Whitman-Hanson competes in the Keenan Division of the Patriot League.


One Final Note….
Whitman-Hanson is adding a state of the art scoreboard at Dennis M. O'Brien Field as well as an improved audio experience.  This scoreboard will have a giant LED screen for instant replays, player stats, pictures, school news, advertisements and much more.  No taxpayer money is being used for this project.  Much of the funding is coming from generous donations.  The JJ Frisoli Foundation has made a substantial contribution, while Mutual Bank, Richard Rosen (Rosen Realty and McGuiggans) Don Ford and the entire crew at Ford Insurance of Hanson and Bob Hayes of Auto Towne have all made substantial donations to our project.
We are almost to our goal, but not quite there.  If you would like to join in on this worthwhile venture you can make a donation easily by clicking on this website 
https://fs17.formsite.com/WHathletics/form62/index.html .

Unlike many online donation sites, we received 100% of the funds you donate.


Your donation will be recognized at www.whathletics.com as well as on the scoreboard itself during the Thanksgiving Day football game with Abington.  You can make a donation in memory of someone, in recognition of your days at WH, or even anonymously.  No donation is too small.

This scoreboard will help enhance our entire school culture by showcasing all of the amazing things that happen at our school and in our community.  Please help us make it a reality.

Boys Soccer Comes Up Just Short


Pembroke travelled to W-H today. They came out flying and got on the board 15 minutes in when captain Mike Hendriksen scored for Pembroke. W-H got out of the first half 1-0. W-H was able to get on the scoreboard 3 minutes into the 2nd half when captain Jason Brodeur found Dalton Desrocher to tie the game. But with 10 minutes to go Pembroke scored on a header and kept score sheet clean from then on. Final was Pembroke 2- W-H 1. Junior Andrew Sullivan played well in net for W-H. Good clean game from both sides.

Girls Soccer Notches Another Win


The Whitman Hanson girls’ soccer team improved to 3-0 with a 4-0 Patriot league win over Pembroke. Whitman Hanson opened the scoring with a well-placed penalty shot and Samantha Perkins made it 2-0 with a phenomenal free kick that found the upper corner. The Panthers made it 3-0 when Olivia Borgen took a Kelsee Wozniak pass and found the upper corner of the net. Nora Manning finished the scoring after taking a cross from Anika Floeck and finding the back of the net. Samantha Smith, Courtney Woodward, Olivia Johnson and Erin Wood all had strong games in front of keeper Skylar Kuzmich(5 saves).

Thursday, September 13, 2018

FH Beats SL

The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played at home against the Silver Lake Lakers and won 2-1. The first half ended in 0-0 tie highlighted by defensive stands by both teams. Captain Olivia Sheehan, defender, ran 15 yards back to her net and stole the ball from a Laker forward who was about to go one on one with goalie Maddie Savicke. In the second half, the Panthers struck first with a goal from Midfielder Victoria Ryan, her first of the year. The Panthers were able to work the ball back into the arc and Lauren Clark scored her second of the year with about 10 minutes left in the game. The Lakers were able to capitalize in the closing minutes of the game.

Patriot League
1-0-1
Overall
2-0-2



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Golf Still Unbeaten

The Whitman Hanson Varsity Golf team is on a roll. They picked up their third win on the season after defeating Duxbury for the second year in a row 238-245 at Ridder Farm Golf Course.

The team was led by senior captain Owen Manning, who continues to play at a high and consistent level, with his 2 over par 36 performance. Junior Matt Korzec also contributed to the big win with a 3 over par day. Senior Pat Dever shot a 6 over and Junior Ian Brown turned in a 7 over par card.

Today was an absolute team victory to keep the Panthers undefeated on the season at 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the league. They will enjoy the weekend, but get right back into the swing of things as they play host to Hanover on Tuesday.


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XC drops a couple close ones

GIRLS


Alyssa Nee (17:18) and Audrey Wheeler (17:34) of Hanover High took the top two spots in downing the visiting Panthers (0-2) in a close meet Thursday afternoon 26-29.  Whitman-Hanson's Maeve McDonough (3rd, 18:32), Tori Boss (4th, 18:46), Niki Kamperides (6th, 19:05), Maeve Rooney (7th, 19:01) and Dorothy DiMascio-Donohue (9th, 19:32) all ran well in the loss.


BOYS


The Hanover Boys defeated Whitman-Hanson (1-1) on Thursday afternoon on its 2.5 mile course 21-34.  with Chris Pacino (1st, 14:46) and Tomas McDonough (2nd, 14:53) leading the way.  For the Panthers it was Theo Kamperides (3rd, 15:00), Brandon Hager (6th, 15:33), Nick Hanley (7th, 15:38), Dyllan Burns (8th, 15:40) and Liam Cafferty (9th, 15:40) doing the scoring.


Contribute to Our Scoreboard Project

Whitman-Hanson is adding a state of the art scoreboard at Dennis M. O'Brien Field as well as an improved audio experience.  This scoreboard will have a giant LED screen for instant replays, player stats, pictures, school news, advertisements and much more.  No taxpayer money is being used for this project.  Much of the funding is coming from generous donations.  The JJ Frisoli Foundation has made a substantial contribution, while Mutual Bank, Richard Rosen (Rosen Realty and McGuiggans) Don Ford and the entire crew at Ford Insurance of Hanson and Bob Hayes of Auto Towne have all made substantial donations to our project.
We are almost to our goal, but not quite there.  If you would like to join in on this worthwhile venture you can make a donation easily by clicking on this website https://fs17.formsite.com/WHathletics/form62/index.html .

Unlike many online donation sites, we received 100% of the funds you donate.

Your donation will be recognized at www.whathletics.com as well as on the scoreboard itself during the Thanksgiving Day football game with Abington.  You can make a donation in memory of someone, in recognition of your days at WH, or even anonymously.  No donation is too small.

This scoreboard will help enhance our entire school culture by showcasing all of the amazing things that happen at our school and in our community.  Please help us make it a reality.


WH Hires New Boys LAX Coach


Whitman – Whitman-Hanson Regional High School is pleased to announce the appointment of Tyler Sabens as its new varsity boys lacrosse coach.  Sabens, who recently joined the district as a guidance counselor at Whitman Middle School, played division 1 college lacrosse at Manhattan College and most recently served as an assistant coach at Falmouth High School.

“We are so excited to bring a coach like Tyler on board our staff here at Whitman-Hanson,” Athletic Director Bob Rodgers said.  “Tyler has an impressive playing background but what impressed me the most about him was his understanding that coaching at its essence is teaching.  I truly believe our players will grow both on and off the field under his leadership.”

Sabens played four years at Manhattan and served as its captain his senior year.  He was the offensive coordinator and goalie coach at Falmouth High School where he helped guide their team to 3 straight Atlantic Coast League titles (2016, 2017, 2018). The Clippers also advanced to the MIAA Division II South Finals in 2016 and 2018.  In addition to his lacrosse coaching background, Sabens has also coached both high school football and hockey.

 “As a former NCAA Division I athlete, I have a deep appreciation for the value of competitive athletics. My desire to enhance sports’ positive influence on young people has been at the forefront of my life’s mission since the start of my career in education and as a coach,” Sabens said.  “I believe educators and coaches are one in the same, and my philosophy in both roles has been to emphasize the development of athletic skill and proper fundamental technique, while helping student-athletes tackles life’s challenges with a high degree of integrity and commitment. Furthermore, my goal to foster healthy perspectives toward competition, sportsmanship, and self-discipline stems from my emphatic belief that a leader’s essential role is to encourage strong character while reinforcing positive attitudes.”

Sabens will be meeting with the team next week.  Whitman-Hanson competes in the Keenan Division of the Patriot League.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Girls Soccer Wins League Opener

The Whitman Hanson girls soccer team opened their Patriot league schedule at home with a 3-0 win over Plymouth North. Freshman Kelsee Wozniak got the Panthers on the board when she out raced a Plymouth defender and slotted the ball by the keeper. The score remained 1-0 until the second half when Riley Bina collected a loose ball and fired a shot in to the corner of the net from 18yds out. Freshman Olivia Borgen finished the scoring when she took a cross from Anika Floeck and fired it home. The defense of Samantha Smith, Sam Perkins, Ava Melia and Erin Wood helped keeper Skylar Kuzmich earn the shutout with 7 saves.




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Volleyball

Whitman-Hanson volleyball traveled to North Quincy on Wednesday for a league match and the Panthers lost 0-3. The set scores were 25-13 (NQ), 25-21 (NQ) and 25-19 (NQ). The Panthers got a slow start but fought hard during the second and third sets. WH could not keep up with North Quincy's strong outside attacks and tips behind the block.

Leaders on the court include Senior Captain libero Nicole Scott with positive leadership in the back row and 28 digs.  Senior setter Kylie Gervasio led the team in assists during the second and third set. The Panthers are 1-2 overall, 1-1 in league play and host Plymouth North on Friday 9/14.



Monday, September 10, 2018

WH Volleyball vs. Silver Lake 9/10/18




Whitman-Hanson volleyball hosted Silver Lake on Monday for a league match. The Panthers won 3-2. The set scores were 22-25 (SL), 25-14 (WH), 25-19 (WH), 23-25 (SL) and 15-11 (WH).

The Panthers fought hard against a strong Lakers team. The Panthers came back after losing the first set and won the match through communication and teamwork. Leaders on the court include Senior Outside Hitter Allison Hanlon with 8 kills and Junior Ella Sweeney with 12 kills.  Senior Tri-Captain Libero Nicole Scott took control of the back row and made 15 successful digs. Sophomore Caileen Hurley set four sets of the match with a total of 27 assists. Senior Setter Kylie Gervasio did an impressive job on the fourth set of the match.

The Panthers are 1-1 overall, 1-0 in league and travel to North Quincy on Wednesday 9/12.



Boys a Soccer Improves to 2-0

In a non- league game, Rockland travelled to Whitman- Hanson. W-H got out to scoring early with senior Nolan Clack scoring in the 5th minute. A minute later Brendan Nehiley scored for W-H and assisted by Jason Brodeur. In the 29th minute junior captain Jason Brodeur made it 3-0 and was assisted by senior Ben Rogers. Nolan Clack scored again with 15 minutes to go in the first half. Sophomore Dalton Desrocher scored with 15 minutes remaining in the 1st, making it 5-0 W-H. Rockland came out flying in the 2nd half and scored 5 minutes into the 2nd half. Rockland would keep pressuring W-H. Captain Jason Brodeur added another 12 minutes into the 2nd and was assisted by senior Matt Hickey. The score ended 6-1 W-H. Both sides played hard and it was clean, spirited game.

Golf Remains Unbeaten

The Whitman Hanson Panther Golf squad defeated home team East Bridgewater in match play at Ridder Farm Golf Course 31.5-22.5 to improve to 2-0 on the season (1-0 in the league). Because this was a non-league match, and the Panthers were dubbed the away team, they played in match play format, as opposed to their usual stroke play.

Junior Matt Korzec (and "Dude" ball winner for the day) helped to catapult the Panthers into a comfortable lead by defeating his opponent 8-1. He was joined by junior Ian Brown and senior Pat Dever, who both won their matchups 5.5-3.5, to earn the team's second win.

The team has the day off tomorrow, but will be practicing hard to prepare for their next two matchups against Pembroke on Wednesday and Duxbury on Thursday, both at Ridder.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Weekly Update


It has been a great start to the new school year in WH Athletics.  We have more students participating this year than any time in the last 10 years. However, we still have room for more!  In particular, we would love to see even more freshmen enjoying the benefits of high school athletics.  If you know of someone who you think may want to join a team, please send them my way.  We have room in the following sports:  Freshmen football, Freshmen boys and girls soccer and boys and girls cross country.

Students will have a chance to get their new SuperFan Cards this week during lunch.  In order to get the cards, the students have to agree to sign our sportsmanship contract.  The card will entitle the students to all kinds of discounts ranging from free admission to reduced rates.  In addition, we often give out prizes reserved exclusively for our SuperFans.

As a reminder the best place to follow Whitman-Hanson Athletics is at our website, www.whathletics.com as well as twitter @whathletics.  Another great resource is the MIAA App.  It is free and available at the app store.  If you follow us at all these places (or even just one of them) you will always be notified every time we make a change to the schedule.  You can put the schedules right on your phone.

Here is a recap of our first full week of sports action.

1)      The football team came just as advertised Friday night before the largest crowd in recent memory. The team used a balanced attack to easily beat Marshfield, 41-13.  Senior captain Ethan Phelps ran for 70 yards on 9 carries including 2 touchdowns.  He also threw for 2 more TDs, one to Brendan Frawley and another to CJ Guliani.  Billy Martell ran for a 13 yard score and Nate Beath added a 1 yard run.  Quinn Sweeney led a swarming defensive attack with 10 tackles.  The team will return to action Friday night at home against New Bedford.

2)      Our field team is off to a great start tying defending league champion Scituate in the opener and beating East Bridgewater, 1-0 on Friday.  The win over EB was a thriller as Lauren Clark cashed in for the game winner with 1:50 left to play.  The two teams will have a rematch in EB on Tuesday at 7pm.  In the season opener it was Delanie MacDonald scoring the Panthers lone goal.  In both games, the defense was outstanding.  Sophomore Maddie Savicke looks like a veteran in net.

3)      Our golf team was only able to squeeze in one match this week as their other matchup was postponed in the middle of the round by rain.  The good news is the Panthers won their one contest beating North Quincy on the road, 239-285. Senior captain Owen Manning led all golfers with his 2 over par 36, while juniors Matt Korzec and Ian Brown each turned in a 5 over par performance. Sophomore Aidan Miller also shot a 6 over.  The team plays on Monday at East Bridgewater but its pretty much a home match as the two schools share the same home course.

4)      The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team opened the season with a 5-1 non-league win over Notre Dame of Hingham on Wednesday. Freshman Nora Manning opened the scoring in the 19th minute when she took an Alexis Billings(2 assists) feed and put the ball by the keeper. A short time later Manning set up fellow freshman Kelsee Wozniak for the first of her 3 goals on the night. Notre Dame cut the deficit to 2-1 at the half but the Panthers erupted for 3 second half goals. Wozniak picked up her second and third of the night while Olivia Borgen (2 assists) rounded out the scoring. Goalkeeper Skylar Kuzmich was outstanding in net turning away 11 Notre Dame shots while Samantha Smith, Ava Melia, Sam Perkins and Erin wood were solid defensively. The team doesn’t play again until Wednesday night under the lights here at WH against Plymouth North at 6:30pm.

5)      The boys soccer team opened the season in impressive fashion beating Cohasset, 2-1 last night.  W-H scored first off a corner from senior Nolan Clack to junior captain Jason Brodeur. Near the end of the first half Nolan Clack assisted again to sophomore Brad Pelissier to make it 2-0. Cohasset came out to prove a point in the second half, and they kept W-H on their heels for the majority of the half. Cohasset finally got on the board with a beautiful free kick from their center midfielder to make 2-1. Cohasset continued to bring a great attack, but W-H held strong and finished the game 2-1.  Whitman- Hanson is now 1-0 on the season (0-0 in the Patriot League).


6)      In Girls Cross Country, The Pembroke Titan Girls (1-0) placed the first five runners in its meet at Whitman-Hanson (0-1) to win 15-44.  Whitman-Hanson's top three finishers were Senior Captain Maeve McDonough (19:21), Junior Tori Boss (19:31) and Junior Niki Kamperides (19:36.)

7)      In Boys Cross Country, The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country (1-0) team placed 9 runners in the top 11 and took the 24-36 win on its 2.6 Mile course over the Pembroke Titans (0-1.)   Pembroke placed first with Cole Radke (14:41) leading the way and third with Robert Kay (15:51.)  Whitman-Hanson's scorers included Sophomore Theo Kamperides (2nd, 15:41), Sophomore Liam Cafferty (4th, 15:56), Junior Brandon Hager (5th, 15:57), Junior Nick Hanley (6th, 16:10) and Junior Captain Adam Solari (7th, 16:14.)  Also running well for the Panthers were Sophomore Matt Butler (8th, 16:17), Junior Dyllan Burns (10th, 16:56) and Freshman Evan Jewett (11th, 16:57.) 
8)      Whitman-Hanson volleyball traveled to Rockland on Thursday for a non-league game. The Panthers lost against the defending South Shore League Champions 0-3. The set scores were 19-25(R), 19-25(R) and 20-25(R).  As a team the Panthers were loud and strong all three sets. They played smart with high energy especially in the third set when they held a steady lead. The Panthers fought hard with many excellent blocks and digs. Whitman- Hanson struggled with service errors and keeping up with the fast-paced Bulldogs. 
Leaders on the court include Junior Tri-Captain Alexis Connolly with positive all around play in each set, Junior Tri-Captain Olivia Martin with outstanding effort (plus a pancake save), Junior Marissa Connell taking command of the middle and Junior Brooke Beauregard making her varsity debut with confidence in the back row.
The Panthers are 0-1 overall, 0-0 in league and host Silver Lake Monday 9/10

9)      Our cheerleaders don’t have a competition for a few weeks but they were outstanding at the football game on Friday.  Their halftime performance gives every indication that the Lady Panthers will once again be one of the best in the state.


Whitman- Hanson vs Cohasset Boys' Varsity Soccer




Cohasset travelled to Whitman- Hanson and both teams played a spirited game. W-H scored first off a corner from senior Nolan Clack to junior captain Jason Brodeur. Near the end of the first half Nolan Clack assisted again to sophomore Brad Pelissier to make it 2-0. Cohasset came out to prove a point in the second half, and they kept W-H on their heels for the majority of the half. Cohasset finally got on the board with a beautiful free kick from their center midfielder to make 2-1. Cohasset continued to bring a great attack, but W-H held strong and finished the game 2-1.  Whitman- Hanson is now 1-0 on the season (0-0 in the Patriot League).

Friday, September 7, 2018

WH Field Hockey Unbeaten

The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played at home against the East Bridgewater Vikings and won 1-0.  The first half was mainly the Panthers driving the ball into offensive zone and the Vikings playing back to protect their net.  The score remained 0-0 until around 2 minutes left in the game when the Panthers were able to capitalize from a 25 yard free hit  that was kept alive by freshman Joli Flamos.  Her efforts lead to crisp pass along the goal line that was knocked into the net off the right post by sophomore Lauren Clark, her first goal of the season.  The Panthers and Viking will meet again Tuesday night in East Bridgewater at 7 pm.

 

Patriot League

0-0-1

Overall

1-0-1





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WH Rolls in Opener

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> Whitman-Hanson 41 Marshfield 13
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> WH 14 20 7 0
> M 0 0 0 13
> Score by quarter
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> 1st WH Ethan Phelps 9 yard Run (Jake O'Brien kick)
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> WH Phelps 9 yard run (O'Brien Kick)
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> 2nd
> WH Billy Martell 13 yard run (O'Brien Kick)
> WH Nate Beath 1 yard run (no good)
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> WH Phelps to Brendan Frawley 4 yard pass ( O'Brien Kick)
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> 3rd
> WH Phelps to CJ Guiliani 21 yards ( O'Brien Kick)
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> 4th M Ethan Couples 35 yard run ( Jack Diepasquale kick)
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> Max Merritt 4 yard run ( no Good)
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> Ethan Phelps 9 rushes for 70 yards 10-17 passing 117 yards
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> Rian Schwede 3 catches 48 yards 3 tackles 1 interception
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> Quinn Sweeney 10 tackles
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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Volleyball

Whitman-Hanson volleyball traveled to Rockland on Thursday for a non-league game. The Panthers lost against the defending South Shore League Champions 0-3. The set scores were 19-25(R), 19-25(R) and 20-25(R).

As a team the Panthers were loud and strong all three sets. They played smart with high energy especially in the third set when they held a steady lead. The Panthers fought hard with many excellent blocks and digs. Whitman- Hanson struggled with service errors and keeping up with the fast-paced Bulldogs. 

Leaders on the court include Junior Tri-Captain Alexis Connolly with positive all around play in each set, Junior Tri-Captain Olivia Martin with outstanding effort (plus a pancake save), Junior Marissa Connell taking command of the middle and Junior Brooke Beauregard making her varsity debut with confidence in the back row.

The Panthers are 0-1 overall, 0-0 in league and host Silver Lake Monday 9/10



Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Girls Soccer Opens With Win

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team opened the season with a 5-1 non-league win over Notre Dame of Hingham. Freshman Nora Manning opened the scoring in the 19th minute when she took an Alexis Billings(2 assists) feed and put the ball by the keeper. A short time later Manning set up fellow freshman Kelsee Wozniak for the first of her 3 goals on the night. Notre Dame cut the deficit to 2-1 at the half but the Panthers erupted for 3 second half goals. Wozniak picked up her second and third of the night while Olivia Borgen (2 assists) rounded out the scoring. Goalkeeper Skylar Kuzmich was outstanding in net turning away 11 Notre Dame shots while Samantha Smith, Ava Melia, Sam Perkins and Erin wood were solid defensively.




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Patriot League Cross Country Results (Whitman-Hanson hosting Pembroke)






GIRLS - Pembroke 15 - Whitman-Hanson 44

 

The Pembroke Titan Girls Cross Country team (1-0) placed the first five runners in its meet at Whitman-Hanson (0-1) to win 15-44.  Allison Bonwit, Sophia Pizzi, Laura Federspiel and Ashley Spellman all finished the 2.6 Mile course in 18:56.  FIfth place finisher Abby Oberman ran 19:09.  Whitman-Hanson's top three finishers were Senior Captain Maeve McDonough (19:21), Junior Tori Boss (19:31) and Junior Niki Kamperides (19:36.)


BOYS  - Whitman-Hanson 24-Pembroke 36

The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country (1-0) team placed 9 runners in the top 11 and took the 24-36 win on its 2.6 Mile course over the Pembroke Titans (0-1.)   Pembroke placed first with Cole Radke (14:41) leading the way and third with Robert Kay (15:51.)  Whitman-Hanson's scorers included Sophomore Theo Kamperides (2nd, 15:41), Sophomore Liam Cafferty (4th, 15:56), Junior Brandon Hager (5th, 15:57), Junior Nick Hanley (6th, 16:10) and Junior Captain Adam Solari (7th, 16:14.)  Also running well for the Panthers were Sophomore Matt Butler (8th, 16:17), Junior Dyllan Burns (10th, 16:56) and Freshman Evan Jewett (11th, 16:57.) 

Field Hockey

 

The Whitman-Hanson Panthers played at home against the Scituate Sailors and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.  The Panthers were able to capitalize around half way through the first half with a goal from sophomore Delanie MacDonald.  The score stayed that way until late in the game where Scituate scored on a long shot from the right side of the net.  Sophomore Maddie Savicke, making her first start in net, played well along with the defense in front of her.  Great ball movement by both teams.  The Panthers and Sailors will meet again in Scituate on 9/28. 

 

Patriot League

0-0-1

Overall

0-0-1

 

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WH Golf Wins Opener


The Whitman-Hanson Varsity Golf team defeated the North Quincy Red Raiders today at President’s Golf Course (par 34) 239-285. The team was excited to start the season off at 1-0 with a solid performance by the entire team.

Senior captain Owen Manning led all golfers with his 2 over par 36, while juniors Matt Korzec and Ian Brown each turned in a 5 over par performance. Sophomore Aidan Miller also shot a 6 over.

The standout for North Quincy was sophomore Tom Roche who carded an 8 over par performance.

“As such a young team, today’s win was really important for us to gain some confidence early on in the season. I’m happy for these guys today, but we have a very difficult test for us tomorrow against Plymouth North, so we need to continue to stay focused,” said head coach Brian Dempsey after the match.

The team will travel to Plymouth Country Club tomorrow for their second league match.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Premium Parking

Dear Parents and Panther Football Fans,
As some of you know, we have been discussing the idea of offering premium parking in the lower lot for the upcoming season.  Another neighboring school created a similar program and had great success.  After meeting with the football gridiron club, we have decided to move forward with this plan with all of the proceeds going directly to the football program.
The spots will be assigned in the order in which you purchase the pass.  After you purchase it, you will receive an email explaining where your spot is and on game day there will be a cone with your name on it in that spot. You will simply have someone from your party move the cone to the grass and you can then park in your spot.
Beginning today, Tuesday September 4th, we will offer these premium parking spots for $100 .We will only be selling these spots for 48 hours.  Your spot will be reserved for every home game including Thanksgiving and playoffs.  The only way to purchase these spots is by going to this link - https://fs17.formsite.com/WHathletics/form59/index.html . 

If you have any questions, please let me know.  Thank you for your continued support. 


Sincerely,

Bob Rodgers
Athletic Director

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Updated Golf Tryout Info


2018 Varsity Golf Tryouts

Day 1: Thursday, August 23 @ 11:15 by 1st tee practice green
Day 2: Friday, August 24 @ 12:00
Day 3: Monday, August 27 @ 2:00

All participants signed up online prior to the start of tryouts are promised three days of nine holes of golf at no charge.  In order to be eligible, you must be academically eligible, as well as having the following completed:

1)      An updated physical on record at the school, or a hard copy in hand
2)     An up-to-date completed IMPACT test
3)     A parent/guardian online registration completed

*There are no exceptions to these rules and any golfer without any one of these completed will not be able to tryout on the first day.

RESPECT FOR THE COURSE!
            Because all golfers during the tryout period are given the opportunity to play golf for three days at no cost, we have to recognize and respect the generosity of Ridder Farm Golf Club.  Should any candidate abuse their privilege, they will automatically be asked to leave the course and their tryout will immediately end.  For that reason, we ask that you please review the following rules and expectations:

1)      All golfers must have their own equipment for tryouts – sharing clubs, golf balls, or any type of equipment is not allowed.
2)     Please dress appropriately.  You must wear a collared shirt and no cuts offs of any kind are allowed.
3)     Spectators are not allowed during the course of play for the tryout period, as well as during the season.
4)     No caddies are allowed.  All golfers are expected to walk and carry their own bag, unless a medical note is provided.
5)     Inappropriate language or acts are absolutely prohibited (i.e. swearing, shouting at others, throwing clubs, cheating of any kind, etc.).
6)     Please keep pace of play up – pay attention to what’s going on around you so you can take your shot in a time efficient and safe manner, as well as help those within your foursome find their ball to quicken play if necessary.
7)     MOST IMPORTANTLY: Remember that you are not only representing yourself during this time, but your school and family as well.  Please show kindness and respect to any staff members at the course by using your manners and replacing ball marks and divots during your time on the course.  Without Ridder Farm, Whitman-Hanson would not have golf program, so please refrain from doing anything that may jeopardize that.

I really look forward to seeing you all on Thursday, as this year should prove to be a competitive tryout and season.  Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thank you,

Brian Dempsey
WH Varsity Golf Coach
Twitter: @WH_Panther_Golf