Thursday, November 19, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Whitman-Hanson Football

Whitman-Hanson 20 Sharon 14
> Whitman-Hanson had an 80 yard drive for the win that took 6:00 off the clock to score, Nick Smith ran it in from 3 yards with 53 seconds left to secure the Panthers 6th victory.
> Nick Smith scored 2 touchdowns both from 3 yards and ran in a two point conversion, he also threw a 23 yard touchdown pass to Dylan Thomas.
> Stats:
> Nick Smith 23 carries for 121 yards
> Jason Bosse 15 carries for 65 yards
> Noah Cookson 5 carries 55 yards
> Interceptions by Dylan Thomas and Liam Sweeney

Boys Hockey Tryout dates and times.

Monday November 30 2:20-3:20pm Rockland Rink.
> Tuesday December 1 8:40-9:40pm Rockland Rink.
> Wednesday December 2 2:20-3:20pm.

WH Cross Country

Boys and Girls Cross Country traveled to the Wrentham Developmental Center for today's Division 3 Championship Meet.  

The Boys finished 6th overall with Sophomore Jack Ryan leading the way.  Ryan covered the windy 5K course in 17:05 to finish 13th in the Division.  Junior Captain Lukas Moscoso was 2nd for the Panthers placing 25th in 17:18.  Sam Evans, Senior Captain running his final race for W-H finished 41st in 17:39, followed by Bryce Pulkinen (52nd, 17:49) and Patrick Duffy (54th, 17:50) to close out the scoring.  Other finishers for the Panthers were Andrew Newman (98th, 18:22) and Jayson Keenan (100, 18:23.)  

Senior Captain Samantha Coletti led the way for the Girls with a phenomenal 2nd place finish at 19:01.  Abbie Newman, also a Senior Captain running her final race at W-h finished 26th in an impressive time of 20:16, with Sophomore Nicole Norve right behind her at 30th in 20:17.  Julia Cosgrave (127th, 23:29,) Hailey Welch (133rd, 23:56) and Maeve Rooney (144th, 24:57) all ran well.  Overall the Girls finished 14th in Division 3.

Jack Ryan and Samantha Coletti, with their terrific results, qualified tol run in next week's All-State Championship being held at Stanley Park in Westfield.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Whitman-Hanson defeated by Bishop Feehan

The Panthers traveled to face Bishop Feehan in the second round of the tournament after earning a first round bye as the 5th seed in Division 1 South. Despite strong play by the Panthers they were unable to put together enough points to win the match against a tough Bishop Feehan team. Bishop Feehan started out in the first set with a strong attack and that attack helped carry them through the match to win 3-0. The Panthers were pushed back onto their heels by the big hitters from Bishop Feehan early but once the Panthers got back on their toes they made Bishop Feehan work hard for every point they earned. Bishop Feehan capitalized on any Panther mistakes by driving the game at the Panthers with their hitters earning several big kills. In the second set the Panthers were able to get out to an early lead and carried the momentum towards the end of the set thanks to great play out of the middle by Sophie O'Brien and Halle Julian along with solid serving from Chiara Cassiano. The set turned on a block that was called out off Sophie O'Brien that led to Bishop Feehan closing out the set with a run of several points. In the third set the Panthers were pushed back on their heels again by several big hits but they refused to back down and rallied to push Bishop Feehan until the last points. In the end the Bishop Feehan attack was more than the Panthers could keep up with and Bishop Feehan won the match. The Panthers were led tonight by their seniors who showed consistent leadership and drive throughout the season. Leading the Panthers tonight were O'Brien with 7 kills and 4 blocks; Sophia Raiche with 25 serve receives and 10 digs and Julian with 5 kills and 5 blocks.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

WH Girls Soccer on To Semis

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team advanced to the South Sectional semi-finals with a 6-0 win over Newton South. Alexis Fruzzetti opened the scoring 12 minutes in to the match when she took a deflection off of Rachel Kelly and tucked it in to the net. That jump started the offense as the Panthers scored 4 more goals in the next 12 minutes. Lauren Bonavita took a Rachel Kelly pass and put it past the goalkeeper, Taylor Kofton blasted a 35yd free kick in to the upper corner and Taylor Robertson put two away. After the 5-0 score at half, Whitman Hanson came out in the second half and Kofton scored her second goal 3 minutes in to the half.  The Whitman Hanson defense was strong all night keeping the Newton South offense in check. Kelsey Gilbert, Madison Shea, Sammi Smith and Elana Wood were strong defensively. Lindsay Anderson and Eve Montgomery were strong in the midfield.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Fwd: whitman hanson girls soccer

The Whitman Hanson girls soccer team defeated Silver Lake 4-0 in the first round of the MIAA south sectional tournament. The Panthers opened the scoring midway through the first half when Alexis Fruzzetti headed home a Lauren Bonavita corner kick. The Whitman Hanson defense battled the wind and kept Silver Lake from any great chances in the first half. Up 1-0 at the half the Panthers came out and immediately applied pressure and Bonavita took a bouncing ball and fired it into the upper corner. Minutes later Rachel Kelly pounced on a loose ball in front of the goal and slipped it under the goalkeeper to make it 3-0. Goalkeepr Skylar Kuzmich came up huge when she made a great diving save off a Silver Lake penalty shot. Bonavita scored her second goal of the night when she took a Rachel Kelly cross and headed a laser past the Silver Lake goalkeeper. Lindsay Anderson, Maddie Shea, Kelsey Gilbert, Sammi Smith and Elana Wood all played outstanding defense for the Panthers as they recorded their 15th shutout along with goalkeepers Skylar Kuzmich and Mikayla Clemens.

WH football wins in OT

Whitman-Hanson 38 Somerset Berkley 36
> Whitman-Hanson came back from a 20-8 half time deficit to win in over time 38-36. Nick Smith had 14 carries for 155 yards and was 8-12 passing for 165 yards. Liam Sweeney had three touchdown receptions on 4 catches for 90 yards.
> WH Scoring Somerset will send theirs.
> Dylan Thomas 35 yard reception(Nick run)
> Liam Sweeney 33 yards from Nick Smith( Jason Bosse kick)
> Sweeney 35 yards from
> Smith (pass fail)
> Sweeney 36 from Smith(Bosse Kick)
> Nick Smith 10 yard run (Smith Run)

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Patriot League XC. Championship Results

Today's Patriot League Meet was a success with the Boys finishing 3rd overall behind Hingham and Pembroke (both Patriot League Boys Division Champions) and the Girls finishing 4th despite the absence of 3 of the team's top 7 runners.


Boy's Junior Varsity Results                        Girl's Junior Varsity Results

20     Nate Guilmet     19:57                           40     Kaitlyn Daly     26:37

33     Harry Nihan     20:21                             43     Alex Zaniewski     27:08

57     Ben Cloutman     22:02                         52     Thia Craven     28:14

73     Bryan Tyrie     22:42

74     Tom Allen     22:45

79     Jacob Bukow     23:07

85     David Zaniewski     23:37

93     Scott Mateus     24:42

95     Khalil Haboub     25:15

97     Bennett Evans     25:30

Boy's Varsity Results                                      Girl's Varsity Results

04     Lukas Moscoso     16:46                        01     Samantha Coletti     19:02

08     Jack Ryan     16:55                                08     Nicole Norve     20:10

12     Sam Evans     17:17                              13     Abbie Newman     20:40

24     Patrick Duffey     17:38                          39     Julia Cosgrave     22:35

26     Bryce Pulkinen     17:46                         63     Maeve Rooney     24:41

31     Andrew Newman     18:11

43     Jayson Keenan     18:34

68     Cam Wilson     19:38

73     Alex Uva     19:58

Fwd: Patriot League All Stars - Cross Country

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

From: Steve George <>
Date: October 31, 2015 at 5:11:52 PM EDT
To: "Robert, Rodgers." <>, Szymaniak.Jeffrey <>, Swinhart.Steven <>
Subject: Patriot League All Stars - Cross Country

At Wednesday's Patriot League year-end meeting the Coaches voted in Samantha Coletti, Abbie Newman and Lukas Moscoso to the All-Star team. 7 members of the the Boys and the Girls team were chosen in this manner.  As a result of today's race, five additional All-Stars were selected on the basis of his/her finish.  Added to the 2015 Patriot League All Star team were Nicole Norve, Jack Ryan and Sam Evans.  

With six teams and only twelve slots in the Keenan Division among each gender, selection to the All-Star team is quite an accomplishment.  

Steve George

Panthers Ousted From Playoffs

Dighton Rehobeth 34 Whitman-Hanson 13

Nick Smith lead WH with 100 yards rushing on 10 carries and was 11-22 passing for for 159 yards. Nick Smith scored on a 65 yard run and threw a 66 yard pass to Nate Perkins for the Panther scores.

Friday, October 30, 2015

WH girls Soccer Finishes Perfect

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team finished the regular season 18-0 with a hard fought battle with host Scituate. Whitman Hanson opened the scoring 14 minutes in to the match when Lauren Bonavita collected a ball 20 yds out and fired a shot past the Scituate goalkeeper. With a few minutes remaining before half, Scituate was awarded a penalty shot which they converted on tying the score at 1 apiece. Both teams battled in the second half but unable to convert. With one minute remaining Alexis Fruzzetti sent a beautiful thru ball to Rachel Kelly which she collected and tucked it underneath the Scitiuate goalkeeper for the game winner. Sammi Smith, Elana Wood and Taylor Kofton all had strong performances for the Panthers who await the seedings for the Div 1 South tournament.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

whitman hanson girls soccer

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team improved to 17-0 with a 5-1 victory over visiting Quincy. On Senior night  Senior Rachel Kelly opened the scoring 5 minutes in to the match off a nice feed from Alexis Fruzzetti.  Fruzzetti then found herself on the receiving end of a Taylor kofton feed to make it 2-0. Lauren Bonavita finished off a Kofton feed and Taylor Robertson scored her first of two goals to make it 4-0 at the half. Robertson started the second half with a goal and the score remained 5-0 until 5 minutes left in the match when Quincy fired a long floated shot in to the top of the net. Maddie Shea, Ali Wahlberg, Maren Deminico and Jill O'Leary all had strong games for the Panthers and Mikaela Bukow recorded the win in goal.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Whitman-Hanson Volleyball defeats Scituate 3-0

Tonight the Panthers hosted Scituate and earned a 3-0 victory with game scores of 25-7, 25-10 and 25-12. This win sealed the Panthers 13th win of the season and propels the Panthers into the tournament on good footing. The Panthers took control of the game from the very beginning and never looked back. Tonight marked the first game back from injury for junior Chloe Roberts who had solid play at the net earning a couple of early kills. The Panthers were led by Chiara Cassiano with 5 kills, 3 blocks and 2 aces and Sophie O'Brien with 4 kills and 1 block. A special note is that Sophie O'Brien was selected as a Patriot League All-Star which is well deserved recognition for the hard working Junior middle hitter and team tri-captain. The Panthers now wait to see who they will face in the first game of the tournament next week.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

whitman hanson girls' soccer

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team improved to 16-0 with a 5-0 win over league rival North Quincy. Whitman Hanson finally broke through the tough North Quincy defense with 12 minutes remaining in the first half when Taylor Robertson took a great through ball from Alexis Fruzzetti and slotted it into the lower left corner. With the 1-0 lead at the half Whitman Hanson came out and immediately pressured the North Quincy net and went up 2-0 when Rachel Kelly collected a great pass from Fruzzetti and volleyed it into the North Quincy net. Robertson grabbed her second goal of the game on a great individual effort and then Fruzzetti (2 assists) collected the final two goals to account for the 5-0 margin. The Whitman Hanson defense of Elana Wood, Maddie Shea, Jill Shangold and Sammi Smith kept North Quincy at bay and helped goalkeeper Mikayla Clemens record the shutout.

Whitman-Hanson vs. Hanover Cross Country

Whitman-Hanson traveled to Hanover today in Boys Cross Country, winning 22-39.  Junior Captain Lukas Moscoso  was the winner on the 2.5 Mile course in a time of 14:53. Hanover's Freshman Nick Courtney was 2nd in 14:58.  Sophomore Jack Ryan of W-H (3rd, 15:10) outkicked Hanover's WIll DeBoar (4th, 15:20) and then it was Whitman-Hanson taking the next 6 spots with Bryce Pulkinen (5th, 15:30), Patrick Duffey (6th, 15:31), and Sam Evans (7th, 15:32) scoring for the Panthers.

The Whitman-Hanson Girls had all they could handle in a close 28-29 victory over Hanover.  Senior Captain Samantha Coletti led the way for the Panthers over the 2.5 MIle loop with a time of 15:52.  Hanover's Stef Flynn finished 2nd in 16:49.  Sophomore Nicole Norve (3rd, 17:04) and Senior Captain Abbie Newman (4th, 17:43) with Hanover runners Erin Flynn (5th, 17:46) and Joy Replogle (6th, 18:44) keeping it close for Hanover, but Panthers Julia Cosgrave (8th, 18:56) and Lillian Perkins-Reisdorf (12th, 19:15) brought home a win for Whitman-Hanson.


: Panthers lose to strong Quincy team, 3-0

The Panthers traveled to Quincy on Monday night to face off against one of the top teams in the Patriot league in the Quincy Presidents. The Panthers played a tough match but lost 3-0 despite solid play from the whole team. In the first set the Panthers were able to stay close with the Presidents for the beginning of the set but the Quincy attack and serving game proved more than the Panthers could keep pace with. In the second set both teams had solid play and pushed the score back and forth for much of the set until the Presidents were able to get on a run late to finish out the set. In the third and deciding set the Panthers jumped out to an early lead and looked to be marching towards a victory in the set until one of the Quincy servers went on a serving run to pull ahead of the Panthers. The Panthers got stuck in one rotation due to poor passing on serve receive which sealed the victory for Quincy. Playing well for the Panthers were Sophie O'Brien with 4 kills and 2 blocks; Chiara Cassiano with 5 kills and a block; and Sophia Raiche with 19 digs. The Panthers move to 12-7 on the season and host Scituate on Wednesday night.

Monday, October 26, 2015

State Finals

> Cole Manning was the individual representation for the Whitman Hanson golf team at the Division 2 state finals today at Crumpin Fox in Bernardston, MA.
> The tournament began at 10:30, where Manning was assigned to the par 3 hole number 15. His tee shot was wide of the green, and with the quick greens, he suffered with a double bogey to start the day. He quickly bounced back with a par, birdie, which came from an amazing 40 yard bunker shot from a very difficult lie, and par to finish the tail end of the back 9, now only 1 over after his first four holes.
> The front 9 started off with a save for par on hole 1, then he nearly drove the green on hole 2 to birdie again get to even for the first time on the day. Manning continued to bounce back from his rough beginning throughout the round and remained even after his first eight holes, by chipping in for birdie on hole #4.
> The final 10 holes were filled with pars, birdies, bogeys and doubles, but Cole continued to fight and stay competitive. He ended the day with a 7 over par, 79 (39 on front, 40 on back) and unofficially placed in the top 10 for scores posted.
> "For never having seen or played the course before, I'm really proud of Cole today," said Coach Brian Dempsey at the end of the round. "His ability to continuously fight back from the bad bounces and occasional high scores was really fun to watch. He was safe with his shot selection when he needed to be and aggressive when he wanted. I'm saddened that after today, I'll no longer be his coach, but I couldn't be happier for him for all he's accomplished over the past four years."
> Manning qualified for the state finals two years ago when he was a sophomore as well. He is the only four year player on the team and has held the number one spot since his sophomore year.

Sunday, October 25, 2015


Official Results for Varsity Races are still not available on but this is what I recorded . . . If it holds up, that would be fabulous!!


9th Grade Boys 2.1 Miles

152 Benjamin Cloutman 13:12*
187 Scott Mateus 13:39*
236 David Zaniewski 14:19*

9th Grade Girls 2.1 Miles

128 Alex Zaniewski 15:52*

10th Grade Boys 3.1 Miles

12 Jack Ryan 16:43**
51 Andrew Newman 17:37**
127 Cam WIlson 19:17**
152 Alexander Uva 19:47*
200 Bryan Tyrie 21:24**
204 Thomas Allen 21:33**
210 Haydon Wager 21:43**

Girls Varsity 3.1 Miles

26 Nicole Norve 19:27**
66 Abbie Newman 20:08*
133 Julia Cosgrave 21:59**
144 Lillian Perkins-Reisdorf 22:12**
157 Hailey Welch 22:51**
185 Camryn Boyce 24:54**
186 Kaitlyn Daly 24:55**

Boys Varsity 3.1 Miles

43 Lukas Moscoso 16:35**
87 Patrick Duffey 17:14**
93 Bryce Pulkinen 17:17**
97 Samuel Evans 17:20*
132 Jayson Keenan 17:46*
220 Jacob Bukow 22:20**

* Season Best
**Personal Record

Saturday, October 24, 2015

WH Girls Soccer Still Perfect

The Whitman Hanson girls soccer team improved to 15-0 with a 5-2 victory over Weymouth. Whitman Hanson took the early lead when Lauren Bonavita took a feed from Lindsay Anderson and fired it past the Weymouth keeper. Bonavita picked up her second goal when she took an Eve Montgomery pass (2 assists) and fired it into the top corner of the net. The score remained 2-0 until the half. Bonavita picked up the hat trick when she found herself on the end of another Montgomery pass.  Weymouth responded with 2 goals and then Taylor Kofton closed out the game with two goals both coming from passes from Taylor Robertson. Sammi Smith, Elana Wood, Maddie Shea and Jill Shangold all played strong defensive games for Whitman Hanson and  Lindsay Anderson turned in an outstanding performance in the midfield. Goalkeeper Mikayla Clemens made 6 saves for her second win of the season.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Panther Football Punches Playoff Ticket

Whitman-Hanson 43 Hingham 27
> Whitman-Hanson qualified for the playoffs with a solid 4 quarter effort on senior night.
> Nate Perkins 34 carries for 244 yards
> Nick Smith 24 carries 154 yards
> Score by quarter
> WH 7, 14, 7, 15
> H 0, 13, 8, 6
> WH Noah Cookson 1 yard run (Jason Bosse kick)
> 2nd WH Nick Smith 40 yards to Dylan Thomas(Bosse Kick)
> H Sean Murphy 11 yard run(kick good)
> WH Nick Smith 24 yard
> run(Bosse Kick)
> H Ryan Finney from John Lawless (no good)
> H Phil Holler from Lawless( run good)
> WH Nate Perkins 1 yard run (Bosse kick)
> H Kevin Shoyer 75 kick return(kick blocked)
> WH Jason Bosse 37 yard field goal
> WH Mickey Martell 1 yard from Nick Smith (run no good)
> WH Nate Perkins 25 yard run( kick blocked)

Panthers defeat Middleboro 3-0 on Senior Night

The Whitman-Hanson Panthers honored their seniors tonight with a great victory over Middleboro winning 3-0. The seniors came together in the first set with several playing out of their normal position as the Panthers played a seniors only lineup in the first set. The set started out rough as the Panthers got used to playing out of position but once they got comfortable on the court they took the game over and pulled away for the first set victory thanks to tough serving by Alyssa Gacicia and solid play in the middle by Hannah Brett. In the second set the Panthers played back and forth for a while with Middleboro but in the end the Panthers serving was too much for the Middleboro defense to handle. The Panthers once again had solid serving to close out the set, but this time it came from Allie Spyropoulos. Chiara Cassiano led the team in the second set with strong play at the net earning several kills and a key block. In the third and deciding set the Panthers played solid volleyball and victory was never really in doubt. Alyssa Gacicia again served tough which forced Middleboro to play out of system and prevented them from mounting any type attack on offense. Madison Scott had several key digs and smart hits to help extend the Panther lead. Sophia Raiche and Rachel Brown excelled in the passing game all night allowing the Panthers offense to get into a good rhythm. Tonight was all about the seniors and each one of them contributed in a big way to help seal the 12th win of the season for the Panthers. The Panthers head to Quincy on Monday to face a tough Quincy team.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Girls Soccer Still Perfect

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team clinched the Patriot League title with a 3-0 shutout of Hingham. Hingham controlled play in the first half outshooting the Panthers 11-2. 51 seconds in to the game Whitman Hanson's backup keeper, Mikayla Clemens, came in to the game and many a number of big saves to keep the score 0-0 at the half. With the wind at their back Whitman Hanson began to pressure the Hingham goal and finally put one in when Lauren Bonavita sent a cross in front of the goal and Rachel kelly was there to put it home. A few minutes later Bonavita took a great feed from Taylor Kofton and doubled the lead. Bonavita was again a recipient of a great feed from Kofton and slotted it home for the 3-0 final. Sammi Smith, Kelsey Gilbert, Maddie Shea, and Elana Wood played solid defense all afternoon helping Mikayla Clemens earn her first shutout and the teams 11th.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

WH Field Hockey

The Whitman-Hanson Varsity Field Hockey Panthers played against the Duxbury Dragons today in Duxbury. The Dragons scored 2 goals in the first half. The Panthers had their opportunities, but we're unable to capitalize. The Dragons offense exploded for 4 more goals at the bottom of the second half. The final score 6-0 Dragons.
> Patriot League 0-13
> NL 0-2

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

whitman hanson girls' soccer

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team improved to 13-0 with a 6-0 shutout of Hanover. Taylor Kofton put the Panthers up 1-0 early in the first half when she took a Rachel Kelly pass and put it in the upper left corner of the net. The score remained 1-0 at the half. Whitman Hanson erupted for 5 second half goals by 5 different players. Sammi Smith, Olivia Johnson, and Olivia Reed all picked up their first varsity goals while Taylor Robertson and Lauren Bonavita accounted for the other two goals. Kelsey Gilbert, Maddie Shea, Elana Wood, and Kat O'Kane helped goalkeeper Skylar Kuzmich record her 10th shutout on the season. Jill Shangold and Jill O'Leary turned in solid performances for the Panthers.

Manning Moves On!

The WH golf team was represented by their captain and number one golfer Cole Manning today at Easton Country Club in the state tournament qualifying round. With over 60 participants present, only nine individuals would be advancing.

Manning started the day strong, as he was even after the first 12 holes. Entering the 16th hole, Cole was 1 under, but because of some tough pin placements and very fast greens, Manning was unable to maintain his dominant play, finishing with a 3 over par 74. Despite being somewhat disappointed in his finish, he tied for the second lowest score on the day, which earned him a spot next Monday at Crumpin-Fox in Western Mass in the state finals.

Manning's appearance on Monday will be the second time in three years he has advanced to the finals, and only the third time an individual has represented the team in school history!

Congratulations to Cole on his impressive play today and good luck on Monday!

Whitman Hanson versus Hingham Cross Country

Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country traveled to Hingham on Tuesday afternoon in a battle of unbeaten teams lost to a strong Harbormen team 21-36.  Hingham's Mike Durkin led the host team and finished first on the 2.88 mile course in 15:04.  The Panthers were led by Junior Captain Lukas Moscoso (3rd, 15:34) and Sophomore Jack Ryan (4th, 15:40.) Hingham took places 5-7 to seal the win. Senior Patrick Duffey (8th, 15:53), Senior Captain Sam Evans (10th, 16:17) and Junior Bryce Pulkinen (11th, 16:23) also ran well and scored for Whitman-Hanson.  Whitman-Hanson Boys drop to 6-1 on the season, while Hingham remains undefeated at 7-0.

Whitman-Hanson Girls Cross Country's Samantha Coletti outdistanced her nearest competitor on the Hingham course by over a minute, but it wasn't enough for the Panthers who lost to Hingham in a close race, 27-32.  Hingham's Kelly Aymar finished 2nd in 18:33, while Abbie Newman's (3rd, 18:42) strong finish nipped Hingham's 4th place finisher Paige King (18:43).  Sophomore Nicole Norve (5th, 18:44) had a strong race, but Hingham took the next four spots for the win.  Hingham now stands at 6-1 on the season, Whitman-Hanson drops to 5-2. 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Panthers earn 11th win against Hanover

The Panthers went to Hanover and won 3-0 with game scores of 25-20, 25-20 and 25-20. The Panthers came out in the first set and struggled early on with their passing making several errors that led to Hanover points. Eventually the Panthers were able to get comfortable passing the Hanover attack and got into their offense getting several kills. Both teams played back and forth for several points but the Panthers were able to pull away for the win with tough serving by Chiara Cassiano. In the second set Hanover started out strong forcing the Panthers to make some early errors on defense and at the net but the Panthers pushed through and sealed the second set victory thanks to strong play by Halle Julian and Sophie O'Brien in the middle. In the third and deciding set Hanover struggled to get their offense going because of the Panther defense and blocking that forced Hanover to tip and push the ball over the net instead of hitting the ball. Madison Scott led the team in the third set with smart hitting that helped the Panthers seal the victory. Playing well for the Panthers were Cassiano with 10 kills and 4 aces; O'Brien with 11 kills and 2 blocks; Scott with 7 kills and Alyssa Gacicia with 29 assists. The Panthers host Hingham on Wednesday and hope to earn their 12th win of the season.


Field hockey scores two goals!!

> The Whitman-Hanson Varsity Field Hockey Panthers played against the Plymouth South Panthers at Dennis M. O'Brien Field. Plymouth South scored four goals in the first half, but before the half ended Tina Woodward put one up for the home team. Plymouth South scored 2 more goals and Tina Woodward responded again with another goal to finish the game. Plymouth South defeated Whitman-Hanson 6-2.
> Patriot League 0-12
> NL 0-2


Saturday, October 17, 2015

whitman hanson girls soccer

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team improved to 12-0 with a 4-0 shutout over non-league opponent Weymouth. Both teams battled to a 0-0 score at the half. In the second half the Panthers pressured the Weymouth goal and got on the board when Rachel Kelly took a Lauren Bonavita cross and fired it into the back of the net. Bonavita followed 2 mins later with a goal of her own when she took a nifty pass from Lindsay Anderson and snuck it by the Weymouth keeper. Alexis Fruzzetti headed home a deflected Kelly cross and Taylor Kofton finished off the scoring when she took a great feed from Anderson and put the ball in the side netting. The defense of Kat O'kane. Kelsey Gilbert, Madison Shea and Elana Wood was outstanding in front of keeper Skylar Kuzmich (7 saves) helping her earn her ninth shutout on the season.

Wh Boys Soccer Wins

Whitman-Hanson (4-9, 3-8) beat Quincy 2-0 at home. Senior captain Brian McGahan had both goals for his 8th and 9th of the year. His goals were assisted by Nick Haley and Tom McGahan. It was goalie Conor Keane 2nd shoutout of the season. All the defensive backs played outstanding.

Bay State Invitational

Today's Bay State Meet went extremely well.  The Boys team finished in 12th in an average time of 17:34.  In order, the competitors were:

28     Lukas Moscoso     16:50
49     Jack Ryan     17:15
75     Bryce Pulkinen     17:53
82     Patrick Duffey     17:57
83     Sam Evans     17:57
89     Andrew Newman     18:02

The Girls finished 10th in an average time of 21:44.  In order the competitors were:

4       Samantha Coletti     18:53
29     Nicole Norve     20:21
92     Julia Cosgrave     22:44
103   Hailey Welch     22:59
126   Maeve Rooney     23:42

WH Field Hockey

The Whitman-Hanson Varsity Field Hockey Panthers played against the Silver Lake Lakers today at home. The Lakers scored twice in the first period, first from the left corner of the net and then from 20 yards out. The Panthers pressured the Lakers defense with over 10 shots on net, but we're unable to score. The Panthers pressure kept the Lakers from scoring a goal in the second half. In the end, the Lakers were victorious with 2-0 win.

Patriot League 0-11
> NL 0-2

Friday, October 16, 2015

Patriot Score

> Plymouth North will call the box score.
> Plymouth North 42 WH 35
> Whitman-Hanson scores
> Nick Smith 6 yard run (Jason Bosse kick)
> Nick Smith to Liam Sweeney 80 yards(Bosse Kick)
> Nick Smith 7 yard run (Bosse Kick)
> Liam Picks up blocked punt 0 yards(Bosse Kick)
> Nick Smith to Dylan Thomas 19 yards (Bosse Kick)
> Stats Nick Smith 10 carries 85 yards 20-29 287 yards passing
> Plymouth North jumped out to a 28-7 lead Whitman- Hanson stormed back twice only to come up short.

WH Girls soccer

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team improved to 11-0 with a 7-1 win over Quincy. Alexis Fruzzetti led the way with 3 goals while Lauren Bonavita (3 assists), Gabby Gately, Taylor Robertson, and Rachel Kelly all had single tallies. Sammi Smith, Olivia Johnson, Ally Wahlberg and Jill Shangold all had strong games for the Panthers.