Sunday, December 15, 2019

Update


The winter sports season kicked off over the weekend with a lot of exciting action.  A reminder that schedules are available at www.whathletics.com and on the MIAA App. 

1)    Ed Collins exploded for three first period goals to power the boys hockey team to a 5-3 win over Pembroke on Saturday night.  John Hagan and John Ward also scored while Jack Allen and Chris Stoddard had 2 assists each. Bob Siders had 18 saves in net for WH.  The team is off most of the week before returning to the ice on Saturday at Duxbury.
2)    Whitman-Hanson Wrestlers traveled to Oliver Ames Saturday for the season opener tournament. Overall the Panthers wrestled very well. Taking home the Championship at 160 pounds was Senior Captain Steve Brooks with 4 Falls all in the first period for a cumulative total time of just 4:16. Placing 4th at 138 pounds was Junior Captain Damari Goldsmith Green. WH finished the day in 12 place out of 16 teams with 61 team points. Next up is Patriot League foe Silver Lake at WH on Wednesday December 18th at 6:30pm.

3)    The girls hockey team had a tough task against a strong Canton team on Saturday and dropped a 5-0 decision.  They are back in action Tuesday night in Billerica.

4)    The Swim Teams opened the season with a sweep of Durfee, 93-81 on the girls side and 92-63 for the boys.  Brian Pham had a big day coming in first in both 200 yard Free-Style with a time on 1:57:21 and 100 yard Free-Style with a time of 51:85 and assisted in both first place finishes in the 200 and 400 yard Free-Style Relay. In girls swimming Maddison Navicky came in first in both the 50 yard Free-Style with a time of 27:70 and 100 yard Back-stroke with a time of 1:22:44 and also assisted in first place in the 400 Free-Style relay. Mariella Crowley first time ever with swimming the 200yard Medley with a time of 3:35 alone with swimming the 500 Free and assisting in the 400 Free-Style relay. Katelyn Sweeney First time in the 100 Yard Butterfly did an amazing job with the time of 1:54:41 and also assisted in the 200 medley relay, 200 Free relay, and 400 Free relay. Erin Tilley received her personal best time in the 100 yard Free-Style with the time of 1:24:05 along with assisting in the 200 Medley relay and the 400 Free-Style relay.   

5)    The girls basketball team was outlasted by Hingham on Friday night by a score of 51-37. Hingham came out of the gate red hot and went on a 9-0 run and forced Whitman Hanson to call a timeout. Whitman-Hanson fought its way back and cut the deficit to 3 (26-23) at halftime. Whitman-Hanson was paced by Erin Kelly and Reese Codero with 6 points each. Whitman-Hanson (0-1, 0-1) is back in action Tuesday night when they open up at home against Quincy.

6)    The boys basketball team led most of the night against visiting Hingham but the Panthers let a double digit lead disappear as they dropped the opener 64-62.  Junior Nate Amado powered the team with 17 points and 10 rebounds while fellow junior Cole Levangie added 13.  The team travels to Quincy on Tuesday in Patriot League action.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Boys Hockey tryouts/practice

Tryout schedule

Mon      ice Rockland 215                              Weight room 345

Tue        ice Bavis 220                                       Weight room 345

Wed      ice Rockland 215                               Weight room 345  ( Teams split up after practice)

 

 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Girls Basketball

Girls basketball has tryouts at the following times:
Freshman and sophomores 150-350

Juniors and seniors 330-6

Wrestling

Wrestling Practice (No cuts - everyone makes it as long as you are working hard and are committed to getting better)

Saturday 10-11:30 Cafe/Track

If you are not going home before practice you need to be in the library doing homework or with a teacher, you cannot be walking around the school.

Track

The indoor track team is a great option for all students.  You will improve your athleticism, make great friends and understand what it means to be on a team.  No one gets cut.

Tomorrow (Monday) we will meet on the Indoor walking track at 2:30.  Both teams will then be instructed that practice will begin on the outdoor track on days when the temperature is 35+ degrees.  On days colder than that we will start indoors.

WH Athletics


A new season of athletics begins tomorrow and we couldn’t be more excited.  We are hoping to break our record for student participation and we believe this is very possible because we have so many non-cut opportunities.  Students of all ability levels are welcome in these sports: Indoor track, swimming, gymnastics and wrestling.  Both boys and girls hockey also will have rosters that can accommodate players of moderate ability levels assuming all safety concerns can be met.  To join a team simply log on to www.whathletics.com and fill out the permission slip.  There you will also find the registration checklist.

We had a great rally right before the break.  We want to thank everyone who helped make it possible especially our athletic captains.  Check out these great pictures provided by Sue Moss - https://www.flickr.com/photos/wh-sports/albums/72157711968560141

Very often you might hear us talk about our Panthers acronym and wonder what it is.  We hope all of our students not only understand each letter but bring each one to life.

Panthers - P Precision: a ridiculous attention to detail. Our players do not cut corners or do things ALMOST the right way. We take pride in building winning habits especially with the smallest details.

A Attitude: attitudes are contagious. How we deal with setback and failure is crucial to building on our growth mindset. Smile and have fun while still competing with a hard nosed approach.

N - Noble/Nurturing:Noble players have strong character in and off the court.Your reputation is what we think you are but your character is who you really are.Nurturing is helping your teammates grow and learn on and off the court. Nurturing means you are eager to teach and help

T is Talking and Communicating: our gym is always loud and our players have conversations on and off the court. Communicating is as much about listening as it is about talking. We use names and give meaningful information.

H is Hustle: we sprint into drills, we move with a sense of purpose in all that we do, we never slack of or demonstrate any sense of laziness.

E is to enhance: our players look for every opportunity to make the team a better place. Our players are always asking themselves what they can do to contribute to our team.

R is reminders - our players strive to give two reminders per minute - on and off the court we help each other think the game. We are thankful and appreciative when a teammate gives a reminder.

S is spirit: a quiet gym is a losing gym. Our players, not our coaches, provide the energy in the gym. We celebrate each teammates successes. We push each other with enthusiasm- this doesn’t stop when we are tired. This is when we get louder and find the second wind

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Boys Basketball Tryouts


Boys Basketball 
Monday December 2nd
Freshmen – 1:49pm-3:39pm
Grade 10 – 3:29pm-5:28pm
Grades 11/12 5:18pm-?

Tuesday December 3rd
Freshmen – 1:49pm-3:39pm
Grade 10 – 3:29pm-5:28pm
Grades 11/12 5:18pm-?
 (some sophomores may be asked to tryout with varsity and some juniors asked to tryout with JV)

Wednesday December 4th 
Freshmen – 1:49pm-3:39pm
Grade 10 – 3:29pm-5:28pm
Grades 11/12 5:18pm-?
 (The varsity team will be selected at the conclusion of this tryout, freshmen and JV will make first cuts after this tryout with the hope of making final cuts by Friday)

Thursday December 5th
Freshmen – 1:49pm-3:39pm
Varsity – 3:39pm- (team dinner after practice)
JV -  5:59pm-7:59pm

Friday December 6th 
Freshmen – 1:49pm-3:39pm
JV – 3:39pm-5:38pm
Grades 11/12 5:28pm-?

Saturday December 7th
Freshmen/JV: 7:30-9:29am
Varsity: Scrimmage 9:39am-


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Weekly Update


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

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

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

Now to our update for each fall team:

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

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Samantha Mewis Night

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

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




Monday, October 21, 2019

WH Field Hockey


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

Overall
3-9-4

Patriot
2-7-2

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Girls Soccer


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


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Girls soccer

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




Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Field Hockey 10/16

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

 

Patriot

2-6-2

 

Overall

2-8-4

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Girls Soccer

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


Boys’ varsity soccer

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

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

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

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

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

Whitman Hanson Volleyball

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

Field Hockey 10/15

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

 

Patriot League

 

2-5-2

 

Overall

 

2-7-4

Cross Country

BOYS


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


GIRLS


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


Monday, October 7, 2019

Whitman Hanson girls' soccer

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


Volleyball

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


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Volleyball

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




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Girls Soccer

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



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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Cross Country

BOYS

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

GIRLS

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





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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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




Monday, September 23, 2019

WH Volleyball Wins


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

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Weekly Update


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

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

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

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

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


Here is the latest from all of our teams….

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

Friday, September 20, 2019

Boys Soccer


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

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Varsity boys’ soccer

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> In a non- league game Martha's Vineyard travelled to Whitman Hanson for the first meeting between the schools in soccer. W-H got onto the board with less than 8 to go in first half with senior captain Jason Brodeur scoring on a strong effort and assisted by sophomore Adam Sousa. To start the second, junior Joel Arsenault passed a free kick to junior Peyton Collins for the second for W-H. Not too long after Senior Jason Brodeur scores his second off a header on a free kick from junior Joel Arsenault.
> Overall W-H is 3-2-1. 2-2-1 in the Patriot League.

Patriot League Cross Country Results - Whitman-Hanson

GIRLS


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


BOYS


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

 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Girls Soccer

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





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WH Boys Soccer

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




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