Sunday, February 14, 2021

Update

 

One of the casualties of the covid restrictions was the creation of our own swimming team.  After learning that Middleboro was dissolving our co op partnership, we reached out to several area schools about forming a new co op or just creating our own team.  We do have some promising leads for next year, but due to covid we couldn’t find a place to run a program and we were left without a team.  We are very appreciative that Middleboro stepped up and allowed our existing students to remain with the team.  For those girls, its been a great season as they finished first in the South Shore league meet.  Katelyn Sweeney scored 20 points scoring points in the 200IM and the 100 Back. Also great swims from Erin Tilley and Mariella Crowley.

 

Our girls hockey co op with Silver Lake, WHSL also had a tough year with covid.  The girls were not able to play many of their games due to various covid situations.  But they did return on the season and had several big wins.  In the Patriot Cup matchup on Saturday it was an epic battle with Hanover/Cohasset. Both goalies played great all night. The shootout ended up 1-0 as we just could not get one by their goaltender. It was a strange year but Ms. Jamieson (Silver Lake’s Athletic Director) and I appreciate the dedication and effort of all the coaches and players this year and look forward to a “normal season” next year. Thank you to our 9 graduating seniors.

 

The boys basketball team wrapped up the regular season Patriot League title with a perfect 9-0 record for the first undefeated regular season in school history.  In the opening round of the Patriot Cup, the Panthers advanced to the semifinals by beating North Quincy, 68-58 behind a career night from Junior Amari Jamison who poured in 26 points with 6 three pointers.  Senior Captain Nate Amado added 18 while Juniors Ryan Vallancourt and Malcolm Alcorn Crowder each had 9.  The Panthers have now won a state best 33 straight and will put that streak on the line Thursday night in the semifinals.

 

The girls basketball team played a great game for three quarters on Friday in the opening round of the Patriot cup before being shutout in the final quarter which allowed Scituate to rally to a 51-45 win.  The Panthers were led by Junior Abby Martin who tossed in 15 points.  The Panthers are still alive though as the now play a quarterfinal game against Hingham at home on Tuesday at 6pm.

 

The boys hockey team saved its best hockey for the end of the season.  After winning their final two regular season games, the Panthers opened the Patriot Cup by beating Pembroke, 4-3.  Sophomore Matt Solari had a hat trick and the fourth goal.  Senior goaltender Bobby Siders turned away 32 shots.  Unfortunately, the season came to an end in the second round losing at Plymouth North , 4-3.  Once again, Solari had the fire power with 2 goals and Willis had the other.  Siders made 29 saves.  A big thank you to everyone in the program (students, coaches and parents) for handling all of the modifications so well.  The record really doesn’t tell the story as this team battled from day one until literally the final second  of the season.

 

The gymnastics team is competing in its final meet today before participating in the league meet tomorrow.  Results for both will be posted on twitter.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Winter Track info

Winter Track 2021

Season begins February 22 and ends April 25
Experienced Coaching staff
Head Coaches: Steve George and Steve Schlicting
Assistant Coaches: Samantha Richner and Kim Coletti
Communication: Text Coach George at 781 367 8487 Coach Schlicting 617 543 5945
Email Coach Schlicting at saschlic@hotmail.com Coach George stevegeo@comcast.net
it's important that athletes communicate via text when they can't be at practice
Other communication:
Twitter: Steve Schlicting @ SchlictingSteve
Facebook: whitman hanson cross country and track and field
Blog: wh cross country blog
WH Athletics
Practice:
Practice begins at 2:30 athletes can wait in Cafe doing homework until we start
We practice outside this season . Athletes should dress appropriately(layer) hats and gloves
Masks are required.
Practices start at 2:30 and will end about 4:00 PM Monday – Friday Saturdays 10 AM-11:30

 The Patriot League is currently working out the details of what outdoor competition.

Our team objectives:
Provide consistent daily training aimed at improving speed, endurance, strength, coordination and confidence.
Provide a supportive team experience
Instill a sense of commitment, work ethic and recognize achievement

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Update

 

The winter season is coming to a close next week and we will then turn our attention to the “Fall 2” season which will include football for all 3 levels, indoor track (which will actually be held outdoors) and cheerleading.  We are working on all of the details but please log on to www.whathletics.com and click on tryout checklist and be sure you have taken care of all items.  We will be sending out a list, sorted by student ID number, on Tuesday so you can see if you are signed up and if you have everything in.  In addition, we will have a mandatory zoom meeting on Thursday 2/11 at 7pm for anyone playing in “fall 2”.  The invite will be sent to all families and coaches this week but please put it on your calendar now.

 

A quick notice to all athletes that effective immediately, we no longer allow gaiter masks to be worn.

 

Despite the Covid modifications and restrictions, there have been many incredible moments this winter.  One of the best happened Saturday night when our boys hockey team continued to display their relentless effort which resulted in a hard fought, come from behind, 3-2 win over Plymouth North.  It was the Panthers first win since opening night and even though our schedule has had us matched up against some the state powers, the team battles start to finish every game.  Luke Tropeano and Joe Cully both scored their first varsity goals and Matt Solari had the other while also assisting on both of the other goals.  It was Cully scoring the game winner 230 left in the game to snap a 2-2 tie for the win.  The Panthers will play Silver Lake on Monday night before setting their attention to the Patriot Cup which will begin on Wednesday night (location, opponent and time is TBA).

 

The girls basketball team has also been a terrific story this winter.  After a few bumps in the road to start the year which included a couple of covid shutdowns, the girls have reeled off 5 straight wins.  The most exciting of which was a buzzer beating 45-43 win over previously unbeaten Plymouth North.  Lauren Dunn (10 points) attacked the glass from the far left corner and beat everyone to a rebound and shot it home as time expired for the victory. Junior Abby Martin was limited due to foul trouble but had a team high 14 points and 6 rebounds. Senior captain Reese Codero threw in another three 3-pointers and tallied 9 points.  The girls also beat Marshfield on Friday to remain just one game behind first place Plymouth North as we head into the final 2 games of the season.

 

The boys basketball team extended the longest winning streak in the state to 31 games and also clinched their second straight Patriot League title by holding off a surging Marshfield team, 71-70 Friday night.  Captains Cole Levangie (31 points) and Nate Amado 27 points powered Whitman Hanson to the win.  The entire team has been working very hard and its been a complete group effort as the Panthers won the league title for the 6th time in the last 8 years.  The team has 2 more games this week (Monday at Hingham and Tuesday at Hanover) before entering the Patriot Cup as the number one seed.

 

The girls hockey team is finally back in action and the highlight of the week was tying Norwell 3-3 at the Bog in Kingston. Senior captain Emily McDonald led the way with 2 goals while Caitlyn Dilley had 1 goal and 2 assists and Shea Kelleher had the primary assist on all 3 goals. Kat Gilbert played another solid game in net  The team will celebrate its seniors Monday night at the Bog when WH/SL hosts East Bridgewater.

 

The WH Gymnastics team had their best meet of the season Saturday earing their highest team score of 125.6. The girls improved their team floor score by half a point and their team vault score by a whole point.

 

Highlights include freshmen Caroline Poth's 8.35 vault and Khloe Drake's 8.2 floor routine. Sophomore Riley Getchell had a great night with an 8.2 beam score and 8.4 vault. Senior captain Madison Scaccia scored a season high 8.4 on vault and 8.0 beam. Senior captain Savannah Poirier had an amazing floor routine with an 8.4. Freshman Emma Mckeon posted her highest all around tonight with a 33.1. Her bar routine was excellent (8.1), her vault was explosive (8.45) and her floor was powerful (8.5). The team also celebrated the seniors at the competition - Alaina Mutascio, Madison Scaccia and Savannah Poirier. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

WH Head Coach Recap 2.3 vs Hingham




Hingham Harbormen defeated the Whitman-Hanson Panthers tonight 5-2 in their second and final regular season meeting.  The Harbormen started the scoring in the first with 3 even strength goals.  The Panthers held them off the board in the 2nd. The Harbormen did score two more in the 3rd, one of them being on the power play.

The Panthers scored 2 goals on the power play in the 3rd. One by senior defensemen Josh Pike, who netted his first goal of the year, and junior forward John Ward added the second one with a great cross ice feed from sophomore Matt Solari.

Panthers senior goaltender Bobby Siders stopped 37 shots taken by the Harbormen. 

This young Whitman-Hanson Panthers team continues to show great progress throughout this season by putting up 14 shots on net tonight;  which more than doubled what they had two weeks ago when they first faced the Harbormen.

Whitman-Hanson will face Plymouth North at home, on Saturday, in the 2nd and final regular season meeting between the two teams.


Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Whitman-Hanson v Plymouth North

The Whitman Hanson girls basketball team (5-2) extended their winning streak to 4 games on Tuesday night with a big win over undefeated Plymouth North (6-1). It was a back and forth affair throughout all four quarters and it took a Lauren Dunn (10 Points) tip-in at the buzzer for the Panthers to prevail by the final score of 45-43. Junior Abby Martin was limited due to foul trouble but had a team high 14 points and 6 rebounds. Senior captain Reese Codero threw in another three 3-pointers and tallied 9 points. The Panthers now sit a game back of Plymouth North for first place in the Keenan Division. Up next for the Panthers is Marshfield who travels to Whitman Hanson on Friday night.
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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Update

Football fans got some good news this week as the MIAA approved the "Fall 2" season which will give our students a chance to play football from February 22nd-April 25th.  There will be no post season but there could potentially be a one week league playoff of some kind, but that has not yet been decided.  What we do know is we intend to try and get the teams to play every team in our division once.  The exact schedule will be worked out and finalized over the next couple of weeks.  To read more about the protocols and modifications you can visit www.miaa.net.  Any student who would like to play should have their parents fill out the online permission slip at whathletics.com .  We will also be offering indoor track in this "Fall 2" season.  The actual events though are likely to be taking place outdoors but we hope to run the indoor events but just do them outside.

 

Now to this week's update.

 

The girls basketball team dropped a tough one at home on Monday but bounced back nicely to win their next three, beating Duxbury, Hingham and Silver Lake.  The girls avenged Monday's loss to Hingham by winning on the road, 54-42. The Panthers were led by senior captains Reese Codero (12 points) who knocked down 4 three pointers and Rylie Harlow (12 points). Junior Megan Stone chipped in with 9 points off the bench and knocked down a big three pointer late in the fourth quarter to keep Hingham at bay.  On senior night today, every player scored, including all 4 seniors, to lead WH to a 20 point win.  

 

The boys basketball team keeps rolling along winning both of their games this week.  In Friday's senior night contest, senior co captains Cole Levangie (17 points) and Nate Amado (15 points) powered the Panthers to a 69-57 win over Hingham to improve to 6 and 0 and open a 2 game lead in the race for the league title.  The low post duo of Malcolm Alcorn Crowder (15points, 9 rebounds, 4 blocks) and senior Ryan Vassil (8 points, 7 rebounds) dominated inside.  The Panther started 5 seniors in the game.  In Tuesdays win at Duxbury, Junior guard Ryan Vallancourt drilled 5 three pointers.  The Panthers will hit the road this week travelling to Plymouth North on Tuesday and Marshfield on Friday.

 

After a long wait, the girls hockey team final returned to the ice on Saturday and even though they lost, 5-1 to Notre Dame, it was a great day to see the kids back playing.  The team had been shutdown for the previous 3 weeks ( week 1 because of a WH covid shutdown and weeks 2 and 3 because of SIlver Lake's covid shutdown. Senior captain Caleigh Tompkins scored our lone goal while short handed. Kat Gilbert played a very good game in net for WHSL.  The girls are also playing tonight and we will post those results on twitter @whathletics.

 

The boys hockey team keeps battling even though the wins are hard to come by. The Panthers are a young squad after graduating much of their firepower from last year's sectional semifinal team.  The Panthers lost to Scituate on Friday, 4-0 but Bobby Siders was still tremendous in net stopping 38 shots.  Coach Rob Peters says he is very proud of the compete level from his team as they are fighting hard in every game.  The team returns to the ice against Silver Lake tomorrow at Hobomock.


The Whitman Hanson Varsity Gymnastics team had another great meet this afternoon. The girls scored a 121.75. They improved their team score on both vault and beam!


Highlights include senior captain Madison Scaccia's explosive 8.3 vault and freshman Emma McKeon's beautiful vault 8.3 and smooth bar routine with an 8.1. Senior captain Savannah Poirier had a clean beam routine with an 8.1 and sophomore Riley Getchell had another solid 8.2 beam routine. The meet finished with freshman Khloe Drake and sophomore Sarah Regan's beautiful floor routines both scoring an 8.0. 

Whitman-Hanson v Silver Lake

The Whitman Hanson girls basketball team (4-2) continued their winning ways Sunday afternoon by defeating Silver Lake 56-36 on Senior Day. The Panthers were led by Senior captain Reese Codero who drained 3 three pointers on her way to finishing with 16 points. Eleven different Panthers scored on the day including all four Seniors. The Panthers are back in action on Tuesday night when they host undefeated Plymouth North.

Gymnastics Meet

The Whitman Hanson Varsity Gymnastics team had another great meet this afternoon. The girls scored a 121.75. They improved their team score on both vault and beam!

Highlights include senior captain Madison Scaccia's explosive 8.3 vault and freshman Emma McKeon's beautiful vault 8.3 and smooth bar routine with an 8.1. Senior captain Savannah Poirier had a clean beam routine with an 8.1 and sophomore Riley Getchell had another solid 8.2 beam routine. The meet finished with freshman Khloe Drake and sophomore Sarah Regan's beautiful floor routines both scoring an 8.0.



Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Girls Basketball


MMarshfield – The Whitman-Hanson girls basketball team (1-0) finally took the floor tonight and gutted out a 41-32 victory over a tough Marshfield team. The Panthers were led by junior forward Abby Martin (15 points) and senior captain Reese Codero (9 points).  Senior Caileen Hurley gave the Panthers great minutes off the bench and chipped in 8 points. The lady Panthers are back in action Friday night on the road at Plymouth North.

Patriot League Boys Basketball

Senior captains Nate Amado (30 points 10 rebounds) and Cole Levangie (14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists) powered Whitman Hanson to a 72-51 win over Marshfield.
Amari Jameson added 8 points and Ryan Vassil chipped in with 7 points and 7 rebounds to help the Panthers improve to 3-0.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Frisoli Scholarship

Scholarship Application

Applications due by December 15, 2020

JJ Frisoli was an accomplished student-athlete at Whitman-Hanson where he was captain of the 1994 championship football team and the 1995 undefeated wrestling team.  Loved by all who met him, JJ was especially proud of the communities of Whitman and Hanson. Through athletics and a strong community spirit, JJ benefited greatly from the lessons he learned such as leadership, work ethic, discipline, dedication, sportsmanship, loyalty, commitment, and time management.  JJ stayed very close with all of his Whitman Hanson friends and gave back to all the communities he was part of.

The JJ Frisoli Foundation was established by the Frisoli family in honor of JJ's spirit and love of life. Scholarships totaling up to $10,000 will be given to senior students graduating from Whitman Hanson in 2021 who have demonstrated excellence in athletics in terms of leadership and accomplishment while maintaining a C average or higher.  The students will also be required to be attending a college, the military service, or an accredited apprenticeship program. The JJ Frisoli Foundation will select the recipients in February and the winners will be announced at the Whitman-Hanson Scholarship night.

Student Name ______________________________________________ Year of Grad ________________

Address _________________________________________ Town ________________ Zip_____________

Email_________________________________________

Please list all High School athletic teams you played for during high school – please include: year, sport, level and team accomplishments.

Year (fresh, soph, JR, SR)Sport     LevelTeam Record/Accomplishments (only for varsity)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Please submit an updated transcript with your application. 

 

 

2. Please list all personal athletic awards and honors:

 

3. Please list any community service you have completed during your high school career:

 

4. Please describe your future plans and list the colleges, military service or apprenticeship programs where you are submitting applications: 

 

5. Please submit an essay describing the lessons you learned from playing sports at Whitman-Hanson and how you feel it helpedprepare you for life. Please include what the Whitman and Hanson communities have meant to you and your development as a student athlete. Please describe how you plan on giving back and being a lifelong positive influence on the Whitman and Hanson communities? 

 

6. Additional Optional Items: Please feel free to submit any additional optional materials (examples include a letter of recommendation, work history, volunteer history, etc.) you would like to add to your application. 

 

APPLICATION TIMELINE:

1.      Applications due by December 15, 2020

2.      Review of applications by JJ Frisoli Foundation from December 15, 2020 to January 15, 2021

3.      Scholarship winners notified late February 2021.  

4.      Winners officially recognized at Whitman Hanson scholarship night in May 2021

5.    Tuition Billing must be submitted by October 31, 2021 to frisolij@comcast.net.

 

Please submit the complete application by December 15, 2020 tJoe Frisoli  frisolij@comcast.net.  If you would like to send a hard copy of your applicationplease send to:

 

The JJ Frisoli Foundation

50 Rockway Ave., Unit 2A

Weymouth, MA 02188

Phone:774222 - 0027

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Winter Tryout Information

A reminder you must arrive at practice already dressed.  Locker rooms may not be used.  Do not enter your facility early and be sure you have your ride pick you up on time.  For those of you who carpool, please remember masks must be worn.  Masks are an absolute in all interactions.  We also do not provide water.  Bring your own water to each practice and game. 


Boys Varsity  Hockey - Click Here

JV Boys Hockey - Click Here

Girls Basketball - Click Here 

Boys Basketball Tryout Times

Monday 12/14

Freshmen                           High school Front Gym 1:57pm-3:39pm

Grade 10                              Whitman Middle School 2:44pm-4:44pm

Grades 11 and 12             High School Front Gym 3:41pm-4:41pm, Back Gym 4:41pm-6:21pm

 

Tuesday  12/15

Freshmen                           High school Front Gym 1:57pm-3:39pm

Grade 10                              Whitman Middle School 2:44pm-4:44pm

Grades 11 and 12             High School Front Gym 3:41pm-4:41pm, Back Gym 4:41pm-6:21pm

(We expect to be able to make the JV and Varsity teams after this tryout, but if more time is needed we will take it.  Freshmen will make first cuts after this tryout.  All roster information is sent via email so the player may learn the decisions in private.  We always welcome private conversations if a player would like to discuss the decisions)

 

Wednesday 12/16

Freshmen                           High School Front Gym  10:59am-12pm, Back Gym 11:59am-12:59pm

JV                                           Whitman Middle School 10:59am-12:59pm

Varsity                                  High School 12:59pm-2:59pm

 

Thursday 12/17

Freshmen                           High school Back Gym    1:57pm-3:39pm

JV                                           Whitman Middle School 2:44pm-4:44pm

Grades 11 and 12             High School Back Gym 3:41pm-4:41pm, Front Gym 4:41pm-6:21pm

                               

Friday 12/18

Freshmen                           High school Back Gym    1:57pm-3:39pm

JV                                           Whitman Middle School 2:44pm-4:44pm

Grades 11 and 12             High School Back Gym 3:41pm-4:41pm, Front Gym 4:41pm-6:21pm

 

Saturday 12/19

Freshmen                           High School Front Gym 7:59am-8:59am, back gym 8:59am-9:59am

JV                                           High School Front Gym 9:59am-11:59am

Varsity                                  Off (Back gym is open for skills and extra shooting from 9:59am-11:59am

 

Sunday 12/20

Varsity                                  11:59am-1:59pm

 


Basketball Information

·         All players must have all paperwork completed before tryout day.  We will NOT accept physicals on tryout day.  With tryouts limited to two days due to covid, you do not want to miss one of these days.  Be sure you have everything taken care of before you arrive in the gym.

·         Masks MUST be worn at all times.  If you need a mask break, you need to go OUTSIDE by opening one of the doors from the gym.

·         When you take your water break you should be at least 6 feet from anyone else.  You take your drink and then put the mask back on.  Every player must provide their own water bottle.  They may refill it from the water bubblers.

·         Each player must sanitize their hands before they enter the gym.  They should also sanitize at the midway point and the conclusion of the practice. 

·         Many shooters like to lick their fingers for grip, this not allowed.  Use water from your water bottle.

·         If you are practicing in the front gym, you should enter through the doors from the main lobby.  If you are practicing in the back gym you should enter through the doors across from the boys locker room.

·         Players should arrive at practices and games already dressed and ready to go.  You may not use the locker room unless your practice is directly after school on a day you are physically in class.  In those instances, you may go into the locker room to change and then immediately return to the gym.  You may not store anything in the locker room.  You must bring all your belongings back out and put it someplace safely in view during your practice.  You may not use the locker room after practice, so bring sweat pants or something else to wear over your practice gear to go home.  We do not want to see a player leaving the gym in shorts as this is a recipe for getting sick.  Please bring something to wear over your practice gear.

·         For players who are practicing at other schools, you may NOT go anywhere else in the school except the gym.  This means you may not go visit your former favorite middle school teacher.  If you need to change into your practice gear you can do it in the bathroom.

·         For players who are practicing at the middle schools, on a day when you are in school for in person learning, we can provide bus transportation if needed.  Please email coach Rodgers at robert.rodgers@whrsd.org  asap if you would like a bus assignment.  Keep in mind you will ride the route the bus has to take other kids home and they will bring you to the middle school when that route is done.

·         In all instances, practices will end on time and students will be expected to leave the gym and exit the school immediately.  Please be sure you have your ride there on time.

·         Once the teams are selected, each player will be given a ball with a marking on it to identify that it is their ball.  We will try to use that ball for you whenever possible.  Players may bring that ball home each day (but they better remember to bring it the next day) or they can store it here at the school.  It is your responsibility to know where that ball is and keep it safe.

·         You cannot attend any practices or games if you missed your in-person or remote learning sessions for the day.  This also means you must be participating in a meaningful way in each class.

·         Parents may not attend practices and must wait outside the school for their child.  Parents and siblings may attend only home games provided they are wearing a school issued lanyard.  Lanyards will be given once all user fees are paid and any outstanding balances are satisfied.  If someone has a financial issue and needs more time to pay, you can simply request a payment plan.  That request must be made in writing via email to both Coach Rodgers and Siobhan.horton@whrsd.org .  At this time, parents will not be allowed to attend road games.  We do expect all games to be streamed live.

·         In order for us to get through this winter, we ask that all involved make a commitment to follow all of the safety protocols that are in place especially when you are away from school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boys Basketball Tryout Times

Monday 12/14

Freshmen                           High school Front Gym 1:57pm-3:39pm

Grade 10                              Whitman Middle School 2:44pm-4:44pm

Grades 11 and 12             High School Front Gym 3:41pm-4:41pm, Back Gym 4:41pm-6:21pm

 

Tuesday  12/15

Freshmen                           High school Front Gym 1:57pm-3:39pm

Grade 10                              Whitman Middle School 2:44pm-4:44pm

Grades 11 and 12             High School Front Gym 3:41pm-4:41pm, Back Gym 4:41pm-6:21pm

(We expect to be able to make the JV and Varsity teams after this tryout, but if more time is needed we will take it.  Freshmen will make first cuts after this tryout.  All roster information is sent via email so the player may learn the decisions in private.  We always welcome private conversations if a player would like to discuss the decisions)

 

Wednesday 12/16

Freshmen                           High School Front Gym  10:59am-12pm, Back Gym 11:59am-12:59pm

JV                                           Whitman Middle School 10:59am-12:59pm

Varsity                                  High School 12:59pm-2:59pm

 

Thursday 12/17

Freshmen                           High school Back Gym    1:57pm-3:39pm

JV                                           Whitman Middle School 2:44pm-4:44pm

Grades 11 and 12             High School Back Gym 3:41pm-4:41pm, Front Gym 4:41pm-6:21pm

                               

Friday 12/18

Freshmen                           High school Back Gym    1:57pm-3:39pm

JV                                           Whitman Middle School 2:44pm-4:44pm

Grades 11 and 12             High School Back Gym 3:41pm-4:41pm, Front Gym 4:41pm-6:21pm

 

Saturday 12/19

Freshmen                           High School Front Gym 7:59am-8:59am, back gym 8:59am-9:59am

JV                                           High School Front Gym 9:59am-11:59am

Varsity                                  Off (Back gym is open for skills and extra shooting from 9:59am-11:59am

 

Sunday 12/20

Varsity                                  11:59am-1:59pm