Saturday, September 10, 2022

Panthers Open Season With Win


Score

WH: 3 3 12 0-18
Pem: 0 0 6 7-13

The Whitman-Hanson Panthers start the year off with a win against Pembroke 18-13. Will Frazier had the play of the night with an 85 yard kick return touchdown. Frazier and Evan Casey combined for over 100 yards on the ground, with Casey adding a touchdown. Matt Phelps had a huge 70 yard reception. Brendan Moore connected on two field goals that proved to be the difference. 

On defense Casey led the Panthers, with Collin Murphy contributing with a sack. The Panthers face off at non-league opponent Foxboro next week. 



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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Whitman Hanson Athletics Announces Hall of Fame Recipients

 2022 Whitman-Hanson Hall of Fame

Whitman-Hanson Athletics is announcing the newest class of Hall of Fame Inductees.  These deserving men and women, along with two teams, will be inducted on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 5:00pm at South Shore Country Club.  Tickets may be purchased at www.whathletics.com.  The inductees will also be presented to the community at halftime of the homecoming football game on Friday October 7th against Silver Lake.  This is the second induction class for Whitman-Hanson Athletics.

Coaches

Bob Gay:  Bob began coaching Whitman-Hanson wrestling in 1985 and led the program until leaving Whitman-Hanson in July of 2001 to become the Principal at North Attleboro High School.  In his very first year at W-H, he guided a young team to a league title and, only a few years later, in 1988 he led the Panthers to the South Sectional Championship.  The mid-1990’s saw W-H as one of the top teams in Massachusetts, setting a state record of 53 consecutive dual meet wins over three seasons. W-H won South Sectional Championships in 1994 and 1995 as Bob was selected as Coach of the Year. He was also the Div. 2 Boston Globe Coach of the Year in 1994.  On 7/1/95, Bob became the Principal at Whitman-Hanson. In January of 1997, he recorded his 200th win at Wayland High School. In his 16 years as the W-H varsity coach, his teams’ record was 271-60-2. Bob’s teams won nine league championships and three sectional championships. He has coached nine individual state champions and more than 30 sectional champions.  Bob now coaches at Bristol-Plymouth where he recorded his 400th dual meet win on 1/15/22.

Bob gives much credit to the outstanding coaches he has worked with: Paul Holmes, Gary Rabinovitz, Kevin Broderick, Dale Smith, Dave Armstrong and Nick Flynn. He is especially proud of the hundreds of wrestlers he has coached over the years for their dedication, hard work, competitive enthusiasm and good sportsmanship. Finally, and most importantly, he thanks his best friend, soul mate, and wife Linda for 45+ years of her support. Bob also thanks his wonderful children, Kristin and Kevin, for their understanding as to why Dad was seldom home in the winter months from 1979-2001.


Bob Teahan: Robert Teahan (Bob) was a member of what journalist Tom Brokaw called the “Greatest

Generation”, that is people who lived through the Great Depression and contributed to a conclusion of

World War II. Bob lived a life of service and leadership. As a twenty-year-old, his service began

when he volunteered for the U.S. Army to protect our democracy in World War II. His Division

engaged in four major European campaigns, including the Battle of the Bulge. 


After the war, Bob attended Bridgewater State College (BSU) where he was the captain of both the baseball and basketball teams and the first President of the Varsity Club.


Bob taught in the Whitman and Whitman-Hanson Regional School Systems for twenty five

years. Along with the history and physical education classes he taught, Bob coached football

and was the Physical Education Director for the majority of those years. He had high

expectations for students and players and motivated them to perform to the best of their

abilities. His boys’ physical education program was spotlighted in the Boston Globe for his

development of a system in which different colored T-shirts showed a student’s individual

improvements and accomplishments. He gave his students skills to become fine young men.


As Head Football Coach for 20 years, Bob’s W-H Panthers won six Old Colony League

championships and one Class C title (1965). Three of Bob’s players went on to play professional

football: Dennis Lozzi, Tom Lynch and Steve Kingman. Bob spent many hours promoting his

high school players to college scouts who could provide college scholarships. Combining high

school and semi-pro football, Bob coached a total of 321 games.

From 1974-1978, Bob represented the towns of Whitman and East Bridgewater in the

Massachusetts Legislature. He surveyed his constituents to better understand their needs and

responded to calls for help from all citizens.

From 1979 until 1994, Bob was a college scout for the New England Patriots. The many years he

thoroughly studied and intensely analyzed football plays and players at Whitman-Hanson gave

Bob the experience, knowledge and skills he used to identify potential professional players.

While scouting, Bob gave players second and third chances to improve their speed, agility, and

accuracy scores on his scouting reports because he knew football was sometimes a way out of

poverty for these players. In all he did, Coach Teahan’s goal was to make life better for the next

generation.

When Bob died in 1997, he left his wife Kathy, his children Anne, Jeanie, Bob and John and his

granddaughter Jill, all of whom still miss him today.


Student-Athletes

Kevin Broderick: Kevin is a 1988 graduate of Whitman-Hanson where he was a standout football player and wrestler.  He was a two-time sectional champion in wrestling (1987 and 1988) and was a state champion in 1988.  He was the MVP of the 1988 sectional championship wrestling team.  In football, he was the team MVP on the Super Bowl runner-up team in 1987 and won the Golden Helmet Award that season.  Kevin was a Boston Globe All-Scholastic in wrestling (1988) and also earned Patriot Ledger and Brockton Enterprise All-Scholastic awards in wrestling (1987 and 1988) and football (1988).  After graduating from Whitman-Hanson, he went on to play football at Holy Cross where he tore his ACL at the end of the season.  He transferred to Stonehill where, three years and three surgeries later, he returned to football earning an All Conference honorable mention in 1992 and ECFC All Conference honors in 1993.  Kevin defined what it meant to be a student-athlete in both high school and college—he graduated Suma Cum Laude while being named to the GTE COSIDA Academic All-American Team.  He went on to medical school and now works as an urgent care doctor at Compass Medical in East Bridgewater.  Kevin returned to high school wrestling as a coach with both Scituate and Whitman-Hanson before stepping down after the birth of his daughter, Hailey.  Kevin and his wife Tracy reside in Hanson.


Samantha Coletti: Samantha is a 2016 graduate of Whitman-Hanson where she was a three-sport athlete competing in Cross Country along with Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field.  As a Senior Samantha was Captain of each of her teams as well as Most Valuable Player.  Samantha was also a Patriot League MVP, a Boston Herald All-Scholastic, and numerous-time Brockton Enterprise All-Scholastic during her high school career.  Samantha rewrote the Whitman-Hanson record books and is the current school record holder in 10 events.  She holds the Cross Country 5K record with a time of 18:18.7.  She also holds Indoor Track records in the 600 Meter, 1000 Meter, Mile and 2 Mile runs along with the record as a member of the 4 X 800 Meter relay team.  In Outdoor Track Samantha holds school records in the 400 Meter, 800 Meter, Mile and 2 Mile events.  She was the State Divisional Champion five times as a Panther.  Samantha was the State Division 2 Champion in the Mile as both a sophomore and junior.  She also was the Division 3 Champion during her junior year in both the Indoor Track and Field 1000 Meter and Mile events.  As a senior Samantha was crowned the Outdoor Division 2 Champion in the 2 Mile.  Following graduation from Whitman Hanson, Samantha competed at the United States Military Academy as a member of Army’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams, where again she served as team Captain.  Samantha held several school records during her time at West Point and remains a record holder as a member of the Track and Field Distance Medley team.  Samantha is currently serving our country as a Lieutenant in the United States Army.


Liz Hassan: Liz is a 2001 graduate of Whitman-Hanson where she was a three-sport athlete playing soccer, basketball and track & field.  She was recognized multiple times with All-Scholastic honors in track & field (Patriot Ledger and Brockton Enterprise 1999, 2000 and 2001) while also being named to the Brockton Enterprise All-Scholastic team in basketball in 2001 (Patriot Ledger honorable mention).  Liz served as captain of all three sports, was team MVP in both basketball and track & field (two times), and was selected as a League All Star in soccer (two times), basketball (two times) and track & field (four times).  She led the soccer and basketball teams in scoring her senior year.  In track & field, Liz set many records: 100 Meter Hurdles (still stands today), 300 Meter Hurdles, 4x100 Meter Relay, 4x400 Meter Relay (still stands today – Courtney Kelly, Laura Billings and Bridget Anderson) and the Heptathlon (4,124 points – still stands today).  She captured the state Heptathlon title in the spring of her senior year.  Liz also was honored with a National Principal’s Leadership Award nomination and a National High School Heisman nomination.  She was recruited to play all three sports in college but elected to focus on track & field, accepting a scholarship to compete for Boston College. It didn’t take long for Liz to make an impact at BC, breaking the school record in the Heptathlon her freshman year.  She recorded top five all-time performances in the 60 Meter Hurdles, 100 Meter Hurdles, 400 Meter Hurdles, Pentathlon and Heptathlon. Liz was well-decorated with awards at Boston College, including Rookie of the Year (2001-2002), MVP (2004-2005), Team Captain (2004-2005), and All Conference (2005 Heptathlon).  Liz currently resides in Denver, Colorado.


Tom Lynch: Tom is a 1973 graduate of Whitman-Hanson where he competed in football, basketball, indoor track and outdoor track.  He was co-captain of the 1972 Old Colony Championship football team.  Tom earned All-Scholastic honors from the Brockton Enterprise, Patriot Ledger and Boston Herald Traveler.  He was the recipient of the YMHA Scholar Athlete Award and was selected to play the Harry Agganis All Star Game.  Tom accepted a scholarship from Boston College where he was a three-year starter on both offense and defense while earning his letter all four years. He was named to the ECAC All Conference team in 1972 and that same season was recognized with the All Star Weekly Position Player of the Week in the victory over the University of Texas.  Adding to his accolades, he was presented with the Thomas F. Scanlan Trophy for scholarship, leadership and athletic ability.  Rounding out his career at BC he was selected to play in the 28th Senior Bowl.  He was then selected 30th overall in the 1977 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks.  He went on to have a stellar 8 year career with the Seahawks and Buffalo Bills and was named to the All AFC team in his second year in the league.  In 1988, Tom was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame.  Tom and his wife Donna have been married for 43 years and have three children, Brittany, Sean and Cody as well as six grandchildren.  The family resides in Southern New Hampshire.


Kristie Mewis: Kristie is a 2009 graduate of Whitman-Hanson where she played four years of varsity soccer, two years of basketball, and one year of track & field.  She was a two-time team MVP in soccer (2005 and 2006) while earning multiple All-Scholastic honors (2007, 2008 and 2009 by the Patriot Ledger and 2008 and 2009 by the Boston GlobIe). She was a three-time NSCAA All American, 2009 Parade All American First Team, 2008 NSCAA Youth Player of the Year and US Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year.  Kristie was also a three-time Eastern Massachusetts, State and New England All Star.  She finished her career at Whitman-Hanson with 74 goals and 34 assists.  Her accomplishments at Whitman-Hanson are even more remarkable when you consider she was playing for the National Team at the time as well.  She was the co-captain of the 2008 U17 Women’s World Cup team, which was runner-up.  She was honored with the Bronze Ball Award for that tournament.  While she only competed one season in indoor track, she left her mark by setting the school record in the 300 meter—a record which still stands today.  Kristie went on to have a remarkable career at Boston College where she was a four-year starter scoring 39 goals and recording 38 assists.  She was named to the ALL ACC Freshman team and later was a three-time selection to the All ACC Team and three-time NSCAA All American. Kristie has played professionally for 10 years in the National Women’s Soccer League playing over 150 games with various teams.  She has also played professionally in Australia, Japan and Germany.  She has had two stints with the United States National Soccer team (2009-2014 and 2019-present) and was a member of the Bronze medal winning United States Olympic soccer team.


Tim O’Brien: Tim is a 1991 graduate of Whitman-Hanson where he excelled in football and track & field.  He was a member of three league championship football teams in 1988, 1989 and the undefeated squad in 1990. In 1989 he helped guide the Panthers to the Super Bowl championship.  His trophy case is filled with awards from that 1990 season when he was named a Boston Globe, Patriot Ledger and Brockton Enterprise All-Scholastic.  He also earned Atlantic Coast League All Star honors for that season.  In the spring of his senior year he was named to the Shriners All Star Team and was also presented with the National Football Foundation Eastern Massachusetts Chapter Scholar Athlete Award.  Tim also excelled at the Discus in track & field, breaking a 27 year old record (which was broken by his good friend Kirk Lincoln later that same day!)and was named to the 1991 Atlantic Coast League All-Star team.  Tim went on to play football at Boston College where he won numerous awards, including the 1995 BC Coaches Award for Character and Performance.  In 1995 he played in the Blue Grey All Star Game and was named to the Eastern College Athletic All Star Team.  He also earned the 1995 Honda National Scholar Athlete Award, the Gridiron Club of Boston Scholar Athlete Award  as well as the National Association of Athletic Directors Scholar Athlete Award.  Just like at Whitman-Hanson, Tim brought a winning culture to his teams, leading the Eagles to three bowl games (two wins) during his time at The Heights.  Tim and his wife of 25 years Meghan have four kids: Michael, Sean, Molly and Nora. Tim has been coaching youth basketball for the last 15 years at various levels. His three oldest are currently in college, at UNH, UMass, and University of Colorado. He has worked in the banking industry for 25 years in Boston. His Mother still lives in his childhood home on Gorwin Drive in Hanson which brings him back to Panther Country frequently.


Teams – 

2001 Football: Patriot League Champions, Super Bowl Champions 

  • Captains Ryan Armstrong and Ryan Griffith

  • Beat undefeated Gloucester, 49-35 in opening round tournament game

  • Won the Division 3 Super Bowl at Boston University by defeating Norwood, 15-14 on Tim Pimental’s last second kick.  The win snapped Norwood’s state best 27 game winning streak.

  • Finished with a 10-1 record

  • Won 17th straight Thanksgiving Day game over Abington

  • Dedicated the season to their late Assistant Coach Rick Rodman

  • Head Coach Bob Bancroft

2011 Girls Cross Country: Undefeated Patriot League Champions, Eastern Massachusetts State Champions and State Champions.

- 8-0 undefeated Patriot league Champions

- 1st at the Patriot League Meet

- 1st at the Bay State Invitational

- 2nd at the Brown Invitational

- Eastern Mass Champions

- First ever State Champions

- 7 Patriot League All Stars (Gianna Cacciatore, Abby Baker, Rachel Baker, Jenny Dimascio-Donohue, Kelsey Tierney, Caroline Mulrey, & Casey Egan).

- 6 Brockton Enterprise All Scholastics (Gianna Cacciatore, Abby Baker, Rachel Baker, Jenny Dimascio-Donohue, Kelsey Tierney, & Caroline Mulrey).

- Team Captains: Casey Egan, Emily Newman, Shanel Roy

- Team MVP: Abby Baker

- Head Coach Keith Erwin 

 

 

 

2019 Inductees

Student Athletes-

Dennis Lozzi, Class of 1970

Mike Frisoli, Class of 1989

Robert Clifford, Class of 1991

Shayna (Ross) Micol, Class of 1996

Sean Conover, Class of 2002

Noel James, Class of 2009

Samantha Mewis, Class of 2011

Coaches-

Bob Bancroft, Football/Athletic Director

James Daley, Girls Basketball/Athletic Director

Kevin Black, Cross Country, Indoor and Spring Track and Field

Contributor- Susan Moss, Student-Athlete, Teacher, Coach, Athletic Department 

 


Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Info on Fall Sports

 For those playing a sport this fall:

 

1)      User Fees are now due.  We do not send bills or invoices and this may be your only communication.  It is very simple to pay online.  You go to www.whathletics.com and click on User Fee Online Payments (here is the direct link - https://fs17.formsite.com/WHathletics/form52/index.html ).  User fees are $250 for the first sport and $50 for each additional sport with a family cap of $600 (ice hockey has a $200 surcharge that does not apply to the family cap).  Please be sure you do not have an outstanding fee from previous years by visiting on the parent portal on infinite campus and clicking on the fees tab.  If you need additional time to pay the fee, please just pay whatever you can now and on the form you can note what your plan is.  We also allow parents to help sell tickets at events to earn some of the fee.  If you would like to do that, please email me to get on the list.  There is also an organization that gives out scholarships to students in need - http://www.whathletics.com/Www.themakaylafund.org .    

2)      For anyone who missed Athletic First Night please go to this link and take care of all items - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LwcsxDoJEywxain3pMy_uZnTJAQ-YQpK7BukXGJjrqQ/edit?usp=sharing

3)      When picking up your child from school please use the inside loop and do not park or idle next to the curb closest to the school.  The fire department wants to ensure they have access in the event they need to bring an ambulance or other emergency vehicle through the loop.

4)      For sports that charge admission, our school and many in our league will no longer accept cash.  Tickets will be available at gofan.co by searching our school.  Once you make an account it is very easy to use.  This is also how all post season events by the MIAA will be handled.

5)      As many of you know, our “new” trainer left us after less than 2 weeks on the job to pursue a new opportunity in California.  While this is exciting for her, it has left us in a very tough sport as the state is grappling with an athletic trainer shortage.  I have reached out to virtually every college athletic program (many of whom have 4 or 5 trainers) as well as colleges that have athletic training as a major and we have had no luck.  We partner with Signature Health Care and they actually do the hiring of the trainer but they too have had no luck finding anyone.  In fact, they had to drop service to several schools because of this shortage.  The safety of your children is a top priority for me so this is the plan I have come up with: 

a.       We have hired a certified EMT who is in her last year of her bachelors’ program at Bridgewater State for athletic training.  Her name is Amanda Blume and her cell is 405 816-1964.  The email address will be AT@whrsd.org . There will be some limitations on what kind of services she can provide to our students since she is not a certified athletic trainer however she has done quite a bit of per diem coverage for area schools including ours and everyone has been very pleased and impressed. Amanda is a 2009 Whitman Hanson graduate.  After serving 6 years in the Air Force she worked as a call fire fighter in Hanson and has also worked with Brewster providing EMS in Plymouth.  We are very lucky to have her on board.  She will cover most practices and games.

b.       I have contracted Peak Therapy to come to our school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays to help students with rehab and evaluations.  They will be here from 2-4pm. 

c.       We are maintaining our partnership with Signature Health Care in hopes that they will be able to attract a new certified AT at some point this school year.  The partnership also allows for their doctors and personnel to service our students.  Whenever a student gets injured and needs to be seen quickly, the family will be given those contacts and they can decide if they wish to use them.  Signature will also help us with our return to play protocol from head injuries.  As a reminder, if a student even has one of the symptoms of a concussion, they will be held out of play for the rest of the day and then reexamined the next day.  If the symptoms persist, then they will need to see a doctor for an evaluation.

6)      Please be sure to know when your child’s physical expires.  You will not get a reminder from the school but the day it expires they no longer can participate.  Physicals are good for exactly 13 months.

7)      Please be sure to follow us on twitter @whathletics .  This is the best way to get the latest information and find out quickly if games are cancelled or changed.  The only place to find an accurate schedule is arbiterlive.com .  All other sites may not be accurate.  Our website is www.whathletics.com .

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

WH Hires New Baseball Coach

 

Whitman- Whitman-Hanson Regional High School announced today the appointment of Matt Henriksen as its new varsity baseball coach.  Henriksen, who played college baseball at Tusculum College in Tennessee, grew up in Hingham where he was an all-star baseball player and a member of a Patriot League championship team.  He has a wide array of coaching experience most recently serving as the assistant coach at Nobles and Greenough School in Dedham.  Prior to that, he was a JV and assistant coach at Hingham High School.  He also has worked with countless players in AAU and private lessons.

 

“I am extremely excited to be a part of the Whitman-Hanson Panther family.  Whitman-Hanson has a tradition of excellence that I intend to continue as the baseball coach,” Henriksen said.  “I am very lucky to have a group of talented and hard working players that know what it takes to compete for a Patriot League championship.”

 

After graduating college, Henriksen went on to play professional baseball for three seasons for the Alpine Cowboys in Alpine, Texas.  In college he earned the 2012 South Atlantic Conference Championship Most Valuable Player Award after leading his team to the conference title with a record of 48-10.  He finished his career in the top five of 8 offensive and defensive categories at Tusculum.

 

“We are very lucky to hire such a tremendous coach.  Matt’s love and passion for baseball is contagious and I believe his players will feel that everyday at practice,” Whitman-Hanson Athletic Director Bob Rodgers said.  “I have known him since he was 17 years old and couldn’t be happier to bring a man of his character into our athletic program. He has big shoes to fill but I am confident he is up to the challenge.”

 

Henriksen, who is a wellness teacher at nearby Abington Middle-High School replaces hall of fame coach Pat Cronin who retired after the season.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Golf Tryouts

Whitman Hanson Golf Tryouts


First things first:

  1. Complete the Parent/Guardian Permission Slip, found on whathletics.com

  2. Complete the Student Concussion PreTest, also found on whathletics.com

  3. Either have a current (they expire after 13 months) physical exam on file           with the school nurse, or submit a current physical exam to the school nurse. 


* All players trying out must have the above information filled out and taken care of PRIOR to the day of tryouts.  You will not be able to tryout if you do not - there are no exceptions to this!


Day 1 Monday, 8/22: 9:00 AM

Ridder Golf Course Driving Range Putting Green

  • Athletes will be given a free bucket of balls at the range - each player will have the ability to warm up and practice whatever clubs they choose from their bag.

  • Coaches will monitor players individually, potentially informing them what club to hit.  They may be rated on a point system, which will be explained the day of, where players will be evaluated on their swing, contact, and overall performance.

  • During this time, athletes will also have the opportunity to practice putting, where they will then be monitored individually for varied distance putts.  Distances may range from 3 ft putts to 40 ft putts (lag putting). This, too, may be rated on a point system.


Day 2 - Tuesday, 8/23: 1:30 PM (first tee time is @ 2:00 PM) 

Day 3 - Wednesday, 8/24: 12:00 PM (first tee time is @ 12:30 PM)

Ridder Farm Golf Course

  • Each athlete trying out will be given a round of golf (9 or 18 holes - determined by the course).  During that time, you will be randomly placed in a foursome.  Each player is required to walk the course, carrying your own bag (unless you have medical documentation that says otherwise).  

    • COURSE AND LEAGUE RULES TO KNOW:

      • Stroke play is the format, meaning every stroke counts.

      • No player can score higher than double par (i.e. if it's a par 3, the max you can score is a 6).

      • Range finders are allowed, but only for distance.

      • No caddies or spectators allowed.

      • No shared equipment (clubs/balls) - everyone must have their own.

      • No cell phones permitted during play.

      • Proper golf attire required (collared shirt, no cut offs)


** Based on numbers this year, it looks like we'll have to make cuts. We plan on keeping 14-16 golfers, based on a combination of driving range and putting skills, course play, golf etiquette, and readiness for varsity golf.  There is no exact score that will "make the cut" as that can differ year to year based on the number and ability of golfers trying out.


** Please contact Coach Dempsey with any questions (brian.dempsey@whrsd.org)


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Friday, July 22, 2022

Fall Tryout Information

Fall 2022 Tryout/Practice  Information


BOYS' and GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY


Cross Country is a no cut sport and open to all regardless of experience or ability.  Team practices begin August 22nd at 2:30 on the athletic fields between the turf field and the school driveway.  Practices will be held at 2:30, Monday through Friday, throughout the season thereafter, along with a Saturday morning practice at a time and place to be determined each week.  In order to participate, each student/athlete must first:


  1. Complete the Parent/Guardian Permission Slip, found on whathletics.com ,

  2. Complete the Student Concussion PreTest, also found on whathletics

  3. Either have a current (they expire after 13 months) physical exam on file           with the school nurse, or submit a current physical exam to the school nurse. 


Practices generally last approximately 90 minutes.  All student/athletes should wear clean, weather appropriate clothing and running footwear that fits and is not worn out.  Every athlete should have his/her own water bottle.  On hot, sunny days, sunscreen is a must, and a hat and an extra pair of socks is suggested.



















Football Information

All students entering grades 10, 11, and 12 will begin practice on Friday 8/19. All incoming freshmen will begin on Monday 8/22. Freshman football practice times may differ from varsity/junior varsity practice times. 


Please join our Remind:

Text "@whvfb2022" to 81010


Please be sure to have the following three items completed prior to our first practice.

  1. Registration/Permission Slip

  2. Concussion Pre-Test (please double check this step, most returning players are due to retake the baseline test)

  3. Updated Physical on File (within the last 13 months)


Equipment Needed

  • Cleats, Mouthguard, Sneakers (in case of inclement weather).


Students will be provided with helmets, shoulder pads, practice pants, practice jersey, and gameday attire. 


Schedule (Grades 10-12)

Friday 8/19

Meet at 1:30 PM in Small Lecture Hall

Practice 3:00-5:00 PM


Saturday 8/20

Meet at 7:00 AM (Location TBA)

Practice 8:00 AM-10:00 AM


Sunday 8/21

OFF


Monday 8/22-Wednesday 8/24

Meet at 1:00 PM (Location TBA)

Practice 3:00 PM-5:00 PM



Girls' Soccer

Tryout Times  



August 22 – Tryouts

3:45pm     All players meet at turf field to check in. Bring any necessary paperwork.   

4:00 -7:00pm     Tryouts for all grades (turf field)


August 23 – Tryouts

2:00 - 4:00pm Tryouts for all grades (turf field)


August 24 – Practice

    4:00-7:00pm      Tryouts for all grades(turf field)


August 25 - Scrimmage vs Flmouth

    4-6pm     Turf field


August 26 - Practice

    4-6pm Turf


August 27 - Scrimmage vs Mansfield/Practice

    4-6pm    Practice for players not participating in scrimmage

    6-8pm Scrimmage vs Mansfield for selected players Turf


August 28 - No Practice


August 29 - Practice

    4-6pm Turf


Aug 30th - Scrimmage vs Newton South and Albertus Magnus

    4-7:30pm Turf


** 2:30-4:30 will be the normal practice time once school starts.


9/3 Away Scrimmage at Oliver Ames

    8am. Bus to leave WH at 6:50am










Boys Soccer Tryout Information


Thank you for your interest in trying out for the Boys Soccer program. Soccer is a physically demanding sport and it is best to stay active throughout the summer to prepare for the season.


Tryouts begin on August 22nd

Tryout sessions last 90 minutes 


 In order to participate, each student/athlete must first:


  1. Complete the Parent/Guardian Permission Slip, found on whathletics.com ,

  2. Complete the Student Concussion PreTest, also found on whathletics

  3. Either have a current (they expire after 13 months) physical exam on file           with the school nurse, or submit a current physical exam to the school nurse. 


8/22: 10:00-11:30 on the turf field

8/23: 5:30-7:30 on the turf field

8/24: 10:00-11:30 on the turf field

8/25: First Regular Practice


Practices are from 2:30-4:00 every day
















Field Hockey Try-Out Schedule 

Thank you for your interest in playing field hockey for Whitman-Hanson Regional High School. Field hockey is an incredibly fun sport that requires its players to be well conditioned athletes.  It is important to make sure that you are conditioning yourself over the summer to get the most of the sport.   In addition, please make sure you have the following taken care of before August 22, 2022:  


The Big Three

  1.  Updated Physical - please make sure the nurse has a copy

  2.  Up to date Impact Test - You can find the link on Whathletics.com

  3. Parent or Guardian has signed you up to play field hockey at Whathletics.com  


The Equipment

Field Hockey Goggles, Field Hockey Shin Guards, Field Hockey Stick, and a mouth guard.  


8/22  Player check-ins begin at 7:45.  Please make sure you have completed the Big Three…

We will take the turf field from 8-10 am.  We will be going over the basics:  ball control, passing, shooting, and defense.  


8/23  We will take the turf field from 8-10am..  We will be going over the basics and then looking at half field and variations of small team scrimmage.  


8/24  We will take the turf from 8-10am.  We will be running a full field scrimmage, where all players will be given a chance to show their skill.  


Players will be notified through email from Coach Humphrey in regards to which level they will play for the upcoming season.  


8/25 First Regular Practice for Varsity and Junior Varsity


When school begins, all practices for Varsity and Junior Varsity will be held from 2:30-4pm.  












Golf Tryouts

**Specific dates and times for location each day still need to be determined, but tryouts will begin on Monday, August 22**

First things first:

  1. Complete the Parent/Guardian Permission Slip, found on whathletics.com

  2. Complete the Student Concussion PreTest, also found on whathletics.com

  3. Either have a current (they expire after 13 months) physical exam on file           with the school nurse, or submit a current physical exam to the school nurse. 


THE FOLLOWING TRYOUT SCHEDULE IS TENTATIVE!

Day 1 (8/22)

Ridder Golf Course Driving Range

  • Athletes will be given a free bucket of balls at the range - setting 10 golf balls aside, each player will have the ability to warm up and practice whatever clubs they choose from their bag.

  • With the 10 golf balls set aside, coaches will monitor players individually, informing them what club to hit.  They will be rated on a point system, which will be explained the day of, where players will be evaluated on their swing, contact, and overall performance.

  • During this time, athletes will also have the opportunity to practice putting, where they will then be monitored individually for varied distance putts.  Distances may range from 3 ft putts to 40 ft putts (lag putting). This, too, will be rated on a point system.


Day 2 & Day 3 (8/23 - 8/24) - NOT SURE WHICH DAY WILL BE WHICH YET

Whitman Hanson Regional High School / Ridder Farm Golf Course

  • Each athlete trying out will be given a round of golf (9 or 18 holes - determined by the course).  During that time, you will be randomly placed in a foursome.  Each player is required to walk the course, carrying your own bag (unless you have medical documentation that says otherwise).  

    • COURSE AND LEAGUE RULES TO KNOW:

      • Stroke play is the format, meaning every stroke counts.

      • No player can score higher than double par (i.e. if it's a par 3, the max you can score is a 6).

      • Range finders are allowed, but only for distance.

      • No caddies or spectators allowed.

      • No shared equipment (clubs/balls) - everyone must have their own.

      • No cell phones permitted during play.

      • Proper golf attire required (collared shirt, no cut offs)


  • The other day of tryouts will be held at the high school, where athletes will be asked to hit "target zones" from various distances away.  Players can accumulate points during this process, which will be added to the driving range point totals.  


  • This year's tryout will combine individual skill points (tallied from target day and driving range/putting) along with performance on the course (overall score) to help determine who makes the team.  We are allowed to keep 16 players.

Volleyball Information


Please have the following items completed prior to Monday, August 22. 

  • Complete the Parent/Guardian Permission Slip, found on whathletics.com

  • Complete the Student Concussion PreTest, also found on whathletics.com

  • Either have a current (they expire after 13 months) physical exam on file with the school nurse, or submit a current physical exam to the school nurse. 


Equipment Needed

  • Sneakers, knee pads, athletic attire


Schedule

  • Monday, August 22

8:45 am →All athletes meet in the gym to check in. Bring any necessary paperwork.   

9:00-11:30 am → Tryouts for all grades


  • Tuesday, August 23

9:00-11:30 am → Tryouts for all grades


  • Wednesday, August 24

    9:00-11:30 am → Tryouts for all grades

Teams will be determined by the end of the day and emailed individually to athletes


  • Thursday, August 25

    9:00-11:00 am → Practice


  • Friday, August 26

OFF


  • Saturday, August 27

8:00-9:30 am → Practice

10:00-1:00 pm → Car Wash Fundraiser


  • Sunday, August 28

OFF


  • Monday & Tuesday, August 29 & 29

2:30-4:30 → Practice


When school begins, all practices will be held from 2:30-4:30pm in the gym