Thursday, October 8, 2015

whitman Hanson girls' soccer

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team improved to 8-0 with a 2-0 shutout of Pembroke. Despite a 16-2 shooting advantage in the first half the Panthers were unable to find the back of the net and both teams went to the half 0-0. Whitman Hanson continued to control play and finally broke through when Taylor Kofton took a Sammi Smith pass and fired it in to the top left corner. Taylor Robertson doubled the lead when she took a great pass from Lauren Bonavita and slid it past the on-rushing Pembroke goalkeeper. The defense of Kelsey Gilbert, Madison Shea, Kat O'Kane and Elana Wood kept the Pembroke offense at bay all nigh holding them to just 4 shots for the game. Skylar Kuzmich picked up her 6th shutout of the season.

Pembroke beats WH Boys Soccer

Whitman-Hanson (3-7, 2-6) boys soccer lost yet another heartbreaker at Pembroke 2-1. Senior Nick Haley had the lone goal assisted by junior Tom McGahan. Senior captains Tom Chmura and Kevin Emery both played outstanding in the back for the panthers. 

WH Golf Wins

The WH Panthers post season hopes stay alive with today's win over Middleboro 230-277 at Ridder Farm Golf Club.

The team's win was special for a few reasons: it got them back to 8-8 overall, which keeps them in contention for the state tournament qualifier, it was the team's lowest total score on the season, beating their previous best by 7 strokes, and lastly, it was the team's last home match on the season, which made the day bittersweet for the five seniors on the team.

Today was an unofficial senior day at the course, as all five seniors were in the line-up for the final time at Ridder. The entire team was their to witness the victory and to cheer them on. Pat Tyler and Joe Young both shot 3 over par, Capt Cole Manning shot 4 over par, Capt Gerry Devlin shot 6 over par, and Adam Young shot 8 over par. As each senior came off the 9th green for the final time as a Panther in match play, they were congratulated by their team with a round of applause and a hug from their coach.

"It was a special day today for so many reasons and I'm really happy with how the team responded and played" said coach Brian Dempsey after the match. "Not only did we really need the win today to keep our chances alive to make the tournament as a team, but I wanted the seniors to have a memorable day as well - the entire team being there at end of the match and clapping for each senior coming off the 9th green was really cool. It was great to see everyone come together like that."

Aside from the seniors' play, junior Luke Tamulevich finally got the monkey off his back by getting back into the 30s at home with a 5 over par performance. Junior John Murphy matched his play as well to add the team's season record setting score. Freshman Owen Manning was 7 over on the day, as he played side by side in the match with his big brother Cole for the first and possibly last time.

The team will travel to Martha's Vineyard on Columbus Day hoping to clinch a playoff berth for what would be the third consecutive season. The Panthers defeated the Islanders at home on Monday, but only by 9 strokes, and playing at the prestigious Farm Neck Golf course will not be an easy task.

WH Panthers Pics

Here are some pictures from the last home match of the 2015 season - Panthers win 230-277 over Middleboro:
> The Brothers Manning (Cole and Owen)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Panthers No Match for Harbormen

The Whitman Hanson golf team lost to a dominating Hingham team today at Ridder 211-238. Hinghams score may have been the lowest ever recorded by a team at the course and was lead by their sophomore sensation Rich Miller who shot an unbelievable 4 under par 30.

With the loss, the Panthers fall to 7-8 on the season and now need to win 2 of their final 3 matches to earn a berth in the state tournament qualifying round. Today's performance, although a loss, was encouraging to the team, as they had four players in the 30s. Captain Cole Manning lead the way for the Panthers with a 3 over 37, and sophomore Matt Stanish stepped up big again, shooting a 4 over par 38. Juniors John Murphy and Matt Josselyn also played well both shooting a 39.

The Panthers are home again tomorrow to host a struggling Middleboro team, which they absolutely need to win to give themselves a chance for post season play.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Whitman-Hanson Volleyball defeats Norwell 3-0

Whitman-Hanson traveled to Norwell and earned their 7th win of the season winning 3-0. Game scores were 25-9, 25-12 and 25-22. In the first set the Panthers played well and earned the win on tough serving from Allie Spyropoulos and Jess Nihan. Nihan earned 5 aces in the first set alone. In the second set the Panthers struggled to get their passing on target which allowed Norwell to earn several easy points. In the third and deciding set the Panthers allowed the Clippers from Norwell to hang around with sloppy passing and errors in serve receive. The Clippers continued to serve well but the Panther offense was too strong and sealed with the win with key plays at the net. Playing well for the Panthers tonight were Halle Julian with 6 kills and Jordyn Keith with 4 kills. The Panthers are at the half way point of their season and find themselves matching their win totals from the past two seasons. The Panthers head to Duxbury on Wednesday night.

WH Girls Soccer Remains Perfect

The Whitman Hanson girls soccer team improved to 7-0 with a 4-1 win over league rival Duxbury. Whitman Hanson got on the board first when Taylor Kofton finished off a nice pass from Lauren Bonavita. Duxbury answered 3 minutes later with a blast into the top corner. Bonavita came right back and finished off a nufty pass from striker Alexis Fruzzetti to put the Panthers up 2-1 at the half. Whitman Hanson came out strong in the second half with two goals, one from Taylor Kofton and the other from Taylor Robertson. The defense of Elana Wood, Maddie Shea, Kelsey Gilbert and Kat O'kane played great all evening holding Duxbury to only five shots. Lindsay Anderson, Sammi Smith, and Rachel Kelly all had strong games in the midfield for Whitman Hanson.

Whitman-Hanson Cross Country

Whitman-Hanson Girls Cross Country hosted Duxbury today on it's 5K home course and came away with a victory 21-34, bouncing back after its first loss in 9 years last week versus North Plymouth.  Senior Co-Captain Samantha Coletti led the way with the win in 19:21, ahead of Co-Captain Abbie Newman who finished in 20:51 for second place.  Sophomores Nicole Norve (4th, 21:08), Lillian Perkins-Reisdorf (6th, 24:04) and Julia Cosgrave (8th, 24:14) rounded out the scoring for the Panthers.  Catie Cass (3rd, 20:59) was Duxbury's top finisher in the loss.

The Whitman-Hanson Boys improved to 5-0 on the season behind Junior Captain Lukas Moscoso (1st, 17:19.)   Duxbury's Will Bittrich (2nd, 18:03) and Sam Worley (3rd, 18:07) ran great races, but Whitman-Hanson placed 5 of the next 6 runners to seal the win.  Bryce Pulkinen (4th, 18;10), Sam Evans (5th 18:18), Patrick Duffey (7th, 18:30), Jack Ryan (8th, 18:34) and Andrew Newman (9th, 18:41) were impressive in the victory.

WH Golf Loses to Hanover

The Hanover Indians defeated the Whitman Hanson Panthers today at Harmon Golf Club 234-267. The Panthers struggled at the difficult 9-hole course and couldn't seem to catch a break, as no one on the team played as they normally do. The loss drops the team back to .500 on the season with a record of 7-7 overall (6-7 league) and only four matches remaining. WH needs to split those in order to qualify for the state tournament in Easton. Tomorrow, the Panthers host the Hingham Harbormen, who defeated them earlier this season at South Shore Country Club. They are hoping to get revenge and even the score with what would be an upset for the home team. Last time the Harbormen were at Ridder, the Panthers defeated them by a stroke and hope to repeat the performance tomorrow.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Field Hockey

> The Whitman-Hanson Varsity Field Hockey Panthers played the Sachems of Middleboro under the lights on the home field of the Panthers. The Sachems scored within the first couple of minutes and were able to tally another goal before the end if the period. The Sachems scored again in the closing minutes of the game making it a 3-0 final. The Panthers look forward to a rematch with Hingham this Wednesday.
> NL 0-2

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Fwd: Whitman-Hanson Volleyball defeats Norwell 3-0

Whitman-Hanson hosted the Norwell Clippers and earned their 6th win of the season, 3-0. Game scores were 25-10, 25-14 and 25-3. Norwell is a new volleyball program and struggled to pass the ball effectively against the tough Panther serving and hitting. In the first set the Panthers were led by Sophia Raiche and Sophie O'Brien. In the second set the Panthers were led by strong serving from Lily Spicer who served 7 consecutive points to help stretch a Panther lead. Jessica Nihan played well at the night for the Panthers getting a key block and kill late in the set. Allie Spyropoulos had a solid turn at the setter position helping the team capitalize on opportunities to attack the Clipper defense. In the third and deciding set the Panthers were led out to a 13-0 lead thanks to strong serving by Allie Spyropoulos. Halle Julian and Jordyn Keith made key plays at the net to seal the Panther victory. The Panthers move to 6-3 on the season which is only one win away from equaling their win totals in the past two seasons. The Panthers head to Norwell on Tuesday for a rematch with the Clippers.

Fwd: Panthers Golf Squeaks By Blue Eagles

The Whitman Hanson Golf Team evened their record today to 6-6 defeating the Blue Eagles of Plymouth North 244-245 at Ridder Farm Golf Club.
> Senior Captain Cole Manning was the match medalist with a four over par 38 performance, while junior John Murphy finished with a five over par outing. Freshman Owen Manning helped contribute to the win with a six over par 40.
> Excited about today's win, the team has a steep hill to climb as they must win three of their final six matches this season in order to qualify for the state tournament.

Hanover Field Hockey Wins

> The Whitman-Hanson Varsity Field Hockey Panthers played against the Hanover Indians in Hanover. The Indians tallied a 4-0 lead going into the half. The Indians score 2 more goals off of penalty corners in the open minutes of the second half. The closing 15 belonged to the Panthers offense as they spent most of the time in the Indians defensive zone. The Indians defense prevailed, by not allowing a single goal. The Panthers are back in action on Monday against Middleboro at home.
> Patriot League 0-6
> NL 0-2

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Panthers volleyball defeats PS

> Whitman-Hanson travelled to Plymouth South tonight and played a great game to earn the win 3-1. The game scores were 27-25, 23-25, 25-18 and 25-14. The Panthers put together a great game to defeat a strong Plymouth South team. In the first set both teams played strong with the lead changing back and forth many times. In the end the Panthers offense was too strong for Plymouth South. In the second set the Panthers struggled to get on the right track due to lack of communication as a team and struggled to pass well. The Panthers rallied late in the second to pull even with Plymouth South but in the end Plymouth South earned the win with strong play from their middle attackers. In the third and fourth sets the Panthers took over with tough serving and smart attacks out of the middle to keep Plymouth South on their heels. Halle Julian and Sophie O'Brien were able to stifle the Plymouth South attack with great blocking at the net. Whitman-Hanson sealed the fourth set victory with awesome serving from Alyssa Gacicia who helped the Panthers pull away from Plymouth South for the victory. Playing well for Whitman-Hanson tonight were Alyssa Gacicia with 11 aces and 24 assists; Halle Julian with 11 blocks and 7 kills; and Sophie O'Brien with 12 kills and 4 blocks. Whitman-Hanson moves to 5-3 on the season and hosts Norwell on Thursday.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


The Whitman Hanson Boys Cross Country team improved to 4-0 in Patriot League competition with a 24-33 win over Plymouth North at the Plymouth Community Intermediate School on Tuesday afternoon.  Junior Captain Lukas Moscoso (15:17) edged North's Nick McNamee (15:18) for the win. Whitman-Hanson Junior Bryce Pulkinen (3rd overall, 15:54), Junior Jack Ryan (5th, 15:59) and Senior Pat Duffey (6th, 16:00) were Whitman's other top finishers on the 2.65 Mile course.  Plymouth North's Cole Nelson placed 4th overall in 15:55 in an exciting race.

Plymouth North's talented Girls Cross Country team handed Whitman-Hanson (3-1) its first dual meet loss in 9 years with a 26-31 win.  Whitman-Hanson's Senior Captain Samantha Coletti finished first overall in a new course record of 16:22 on the 2.65 Mile course, but it was not enough to as PN's Jordan Callahan and Sam Curtin finished 2/3 (17:21, 17:22) ahead of Whitman Hanson's Abbie Newman (4th, 18:16) and Sophomore Nicole Norve (5th, 18:42.)  Plymouth North took places 6-9 to seal the victory.  Sophomore Lily Perkins ran a great race (10th overall, 20:13) to keep it close for the Panthers.

Panthers Golf Fall to Titans

> The Whitman Hanson golf team dropped its sixth loss of the season today at Pembroke Country Club against the Titans, 253-265.
> Captain Cole Manning and freshman brother Owen had the two lowest scores on the day with a 4 over and 5 over par, respectively. The teams battled the elements as it showered sporadically throughout the match, but the Panthers couldn't overcome it to stay above .500. The teams overall record now is 5-6 with only 7 matches left to play on the season.
> They hope to get in their match at Halifax against Silver Lake tomorrow, but the weather isn't looking too promising.

Monday, September 28, 2015

whitman Hanson Girls' Soccer

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team improved to 6-0 with a 4-0 shutout of Plymouth South. Alexis Fruzzetti netted the first goal 15 seconds into the match when she deposited an Eve Montgomery cross in to the net. 15 minutes later Fruzzetti collected her second goal when she collected a Rachel Kelly cross and struck it into the back of the net. Taylor Robertson and Lauran Bonavita each had single tallies in the first half to account for the 4-0 score at the half. The Plymouth South keeper kept Whitman Hanson from scoring anymore in the second half while the Whitman Hanson defense of Maddie Shea, Carly Alexopolus, Aly Wahlberg and Jill Shangold kept Plymouth South from converting on the offensive end. Skylar Kuzmich, Makayla Clemens and Mikayla Bukow all combined for the shutout in the WH goal.

Panthers volleyball defeat Hingham 3-1

> Whitman-Hanson travelled to Hingham and claimed a 3-1 victory. Game scores were 25-23, 25-22, 23-25 and 25-13. The Panthers exhibited strong play throughout the match and were able to control much of the game with good passing and strong serving. In the first set the Panthers were led by strong serving from Alyssa Gacicia and solid play in the back row by Sophia Raiche. The Panthers got out to an early lead but Hingham kept climbing back into the set with strong hitting from the outside and the middle. The Panthers were able to make the right plays in the end to earn the victory in the first set. In the second set the Panthers were again led by strong serving by Alyssa Gacicia and Chiara Cassiano that kept Hingham on their heels allowing the Panthers to get their offense rolling. In the third set the Panthers got out to a 13-3 lead behind the strong play of Jordan Keith and Sophia Raiche. Despite the strong play from the Panthers, Hingham was able to dig their back into the set with solid hitting and passing while the Panthers couldn't get their offense going at all. Hingham was able to overtake the Panthers and earn the third set victory. In the fourth and deciding set the Panthers were led by strong play from Sophie O'Brien and Alyssa Gacicia and from the beginning it was clear that the Panthers were going to earn the victory. The Panthers put together solid passing and serve receive which allowed the setter to put good balls up for the hitters. Sophie O'Brien and Halle Julian dominated the net and helped the Panthers secure the match victory. Playing well for the Panthers tonight were Sophie O'Brien with 16 kills, 4 blocks and 1 ace; Alyssa Gacicia with 35 assists, 9 aces and 15 digs; Chiara Cassiano with 13 kills and 4 aces; and Sophia Raiche with 31 serve receives and 14 digs. Whitman-Hanson moves to 4-3 on the season and heads to Plymouth South on Wednesday.

Boys Soccer loses close one

Whitman-Hanson (3-5, 2-4) lost a close battle with Plymouth South 1-0. Goalie Conor Keane played great with a few incredible saves. Defense back and captain Kevin Emery played a strong game also, for the panthers.

Panthers golf Remain .500

Senior captain Cole Manning lead the way for Whitman-Hanson shooting a solid 4 over par 40, while juniors Luke Tamulevich and John Murphy continued to rival each other, both turning a 5 over par performance.
> Though the team didn't have the best performance of the year as a team today, they were happy to escape 1-1 on the day and look to better their scores tomorrow when they travel to Pembroke CC to take on the Pembroke Titans. Today's play marked the first of four matches in a row this week, which will be followed next week with another four matches. The team need to finish the season with at least a .500 record to qualify for the state tournament.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

WH Volleyball

> The Panthers travelled to Plymouth North and won a great match 3-2 with game scores of 25-16, 13-25, 22-25, 25-18 and 15-12. The entire match was back and forth with each team making great plays all over the court. In the first set the Panthers started strong from the service line and got heads up play from Jessica Nihan to claim the first set win. In the second set win the Panthers struggled to keep pace with Plymouth North and as a result of their own errors played themselves out of the second set allowing Plymouth to take the set easily. In the third set the Panthers got strong play out of Madison Scott and Sophie O'Brien who made several big plays to keep rallies alive. Despite stronger play from the Panthers in all facets of the game the Panthers found themselves on the losing end of the third set and facing elimination in the fourth set. Between the end of the third set and the start of the fourth set the Panthers rallied around each other and promised that they weren't going to give Plymouth North the game without making them fight for it. Behind strong play from setter Alyssa Gacicia, libero Sophie Raiche and Jordan Keith the Panthers were able to come out strong in the fourth set and they never really looked back. The game was back and forth for much of the set but the Panthers victory in the set was never really in doubt! The Panthers were picking up their energy and driving the game and won the 4th set behind strong serving from Chiara Cassiano. The fifth and deciding set was back and forth the entire time with each team making great plays all around but the Panther attack was too much for Plymouth and the Panthers came away with the set and the match victory. Playing great for the Panthers tonight were Sophie O'Brien with 12 kills and 4 blocks; Alyssa Gacicia with 34 assists, 3 kills and 4 aces; Chiarra Cassiano with 10 kills and 6 aces and Madison Scott with 8 kills. The Panthers move to 3-3 on the season and travel to Hingham on Monday.

WH Football tops SL

Whitman-Hanson 41 Silver Lake 13
>> Whitman-Hanson scored 34 points in the second quarter to take a 34-3 half time lead. Quarterback Nick Smith lead the Panthers with 14 carries for 188 yards and was 12-16 passing for 103 yards. Nate Perkins had 9 carries for 85 yards.
>> Score by quarter
>> 1st WH 0 SL 0
>> 2nd WH 34 SL 3
>> 3rd WH 0 SL 10
>> 4th WH 7 SL 0
>> 2nd
>> WH Smith 15 yard run (Jason Bosse Kick)
>> WH Perkins 3 Yard Run (Bosse Kick)
>> SL Matt Haite 35 Yards
>> WH Perkins 24 yard run(kick blocked)
>> WH Perkins 17 yard run (Bosse Kick)
>> WH Nick Smith 2 yard run (Bosse Kick)
>> 3rd SL Matt Haite 30 yard field goal
>> Max Laferrara 72 yards from Alec Snell (Haite Kick)
>> Q4 Noah Cookson 2 yard run( Bosse Kick)

Thursday, September 24, 2015

WH Girls Soccer Blanks Hingham

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team improved t o5-0 with a 3-0 shutout over league rival Hingham. Both teams battled scoreless for the first 25 minutes until Whitman Hanson's Lauren Bonavita finished off a Rachel Kelley feed off a counterattack to put the Panthers up 1-0. After halftime Whitman Hanson continued to keep the Hingham offense at bay with the defensive work of Kelsey Gilbert, Katie Korzec, Kat O'Kane and Elana Wood. The Panthers doubled their lead when Bonavita found Kelley at the back post and Bonavita finished things off with her second goal of the game off a 20yd blast that beat the Hingham keeper at the top of the net. Skylar Kuzmich recorded her 4th shutout on the season. Lindsay Anderson, Sammi Smith and Eve Montgomery all had strong games in the midfield.

Hingham boys soccer rallies to beat WH

Whitman-Hanson boys varsity soccer team had the lead up until the seventy-third mins and then gave up three goals in the final seven minutes to lose to Hingham 3-1. The boys played well but couldn't hold on the the win. Brian McGahan scored his 7th goal of the season for the only panthers goal. The lose drops the panthers to (3-4, 2-3).

Panthers Golf Defeats Presidents

The WH golf team is back to .500 after defeating the Quincy Presidents 228-300 at Ridder Golf Club today.
> With the win, the Panthers scored their lowest total of the season, but more importantly earned this win completely as a team. Senior Adam Young emerged today as a leader with a score of 1 over par 35. Captain Cole Manning wasn't far behind with a 2 over par and junior John Murphy and senior Pat Tyler both turned in 4 over par performances. Finally, senior Joe Young chipped in with a 5 over 39. Quincy senior Ben Regan played well shooting +6.
> The Panthers have a very busy week ahead of them, starting with a tri-match against Duxbury and Quincy at Green Harbor Golf Course on Monday.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Whitman-Hanson loses to North Quincy 3-1

Whitman-Hanson hosted the North Quincy Raiders and lost 3-1 despite strong play by the Panthers. The game scores were 15-25, 25-23, 9-25 and 21-25. The Panthers got out to a slow start in the first set and had a hard time climbing back into the match. They were able to pull within a few points but the Raiders attack made key plays to earn the win in the first set. In the second set the Panthers played strong throughout the set and were able to earn the win by serving tough and making smart plays in the hitting game. In the third set the Panthers struggled to keep up with the Raiders serving or hitting and as a result the Panthers could not get their own offense going. The Panthers struggles allowed the Raiders to build confidence in their own game which resulted in them out hitting the Panthers to clinch the fourth set victory and the match. Playing well tonight for the Panthers were Sophia Raiche with 13 digs and 22 serves received and Alyssa Gacicia with 12 assists. The Panthers move to 2-3 on the season and head to Plymouth North on Friday.

Panthers Golf Falls to Sailors

The Whitman Hanson Golf team dropped another close match today at Ridder Farm Golf Club to the Scituate Sailors 237-240. This marked the 4th loss on the season for the Panthers in their 7 matches played. Senior Captain Cole Manning kept his streak going as low scorer with a 1 over par 35 performance. Junior John Murphy chipped in with a +4, 38 and senior Pat Tyler shot +6. The team has the day off tomorrow, but is back in action on Thursday as they host The Quincy Presidents.


Whitman-Hanson Cross Country traveled to Silver Lake High today, taking both the Boys and Girls races by close scores.  In the Boys race won by Whitman-Hanson 27-32, Junior Captain Lukas Moscoso finished 3rd overall on the 5K course in 17:12.   Junior Bryce Pulkinen took 4th in 17:25 with Sophomore Jack Ryan (5th, 17:29), Senior Captain Sam Evans (7th, 17:41) and Senior Jayson Keenan (8th, 18:19) rounding out the scoring for the Panthers.

In the Girls race, Senior Captain Samantha Coletti outdistanced the field with an impressive time of 18:14 in leading the Girls to a 20-35 victory.  Senior Captain Abbie Newman and Sophomore Nicole Norve sealed the win finishing 2nd and 3rd at 19:57.  Also scoring for Whitman-Hanson were Lillian Perkins-Reisdorf (6th, 22:43) and Julia Cosgrave (8th, 23:16.)

Monday, September 21, 2015

whitman hanson girls' soccer

The Whitman Hanson girls' soccer team improved to 4-0 with a 3-0 shutout of Plymouth North. Taylor Kofton led the way with two first half goals while Lauren Bonavita picked up a goal in the second half. The defense led by Elana Wood, Kelsey Gilbert, Katie Korzec and Kat O'Kane kept the Plymouth North offense in check and helped Freshman keeper Skylar Kuzmich earn her third shutout. Olivia Johnson and Eve Montgomery had strong games in the midfield for Whitman Hanson.


WH Boys Soccer Records Road Win

Whitman-Hanson boys varsity soccer team won 2-0 (3-3, 2-2) over Plymouth North. Goals scored by senior captain Brian McGahan (6th) and sophomore Kris DeValle (2nd) for the Panthers. Goalie Connor Keane had his first shutout of the season. Senior captain Kevin Emery, senior  Nick Haley, senior Tom Chmura, and junior Tom McGahan all played well on defense.

WH Golf Back to .500

> The WH Panthers defeated the Plymouth South Panthers at a windy Waverly Oaks Golf Course today 248-282 to improve their record to 3-3 overall.
> Once again, senior captain Cole Manning lead all scorers with an even par 36. He was paired with junior Luke Tamulevich, who shot 3 over par, and the two certainly played well together. Pat Tyler (senior), Matt Stanish (sophomore), and Owen Manning (freshman) all turned in a 7 over performance to help confirm the win.
> The Panthers (WH) are back home tomorrow at Ridder to host Scituate, who they have not beaten in the past three seasons.

WH Field Hockey

> The Whitman-Hanson Varsity Field Hockey Panthers lost today to The Sandwich Lady Knights by a score of 6-0. The Lady Knights went up by a score of 4-0 at the end of the first half. The Panthers put more offensive pressure on the Lady Knights in the second half. However, the Lady Knights prevailed by scoring two more goals late in the game. These two teams will face off again in late October.
> Panthers NL 0-2

Stay Diligent in Prevention of Mosquito Diseases

The 5D’s
Stay indoors at Dusk to Dawn when mosquitoes are most prevalent.
Use insect repellent that contains DEET (age appropriate).
Dress in long sleeves and pants and spray insect repellent on the clothes.
Drain standing water on your property so mosquitoes won’t breed.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

SL boys drop WH

Whitman-Hanson (2-3, 1-2)varsity boys soccer lost a tough game 6-2 to Silver Lake. Tom Chmura had a goal, second on the year and sophomore Kris DeValle scored his first of the year.

Amherst Invitational Results

The results have just now been posted for the Amherst Invitational Cross Country Meet held Saturday, 9/19, at Hampshire College.  An extraordinary field of highly ranked team from Massachusetts, Vermont, and Connecticut competed on the 5K course.  The Whitman Hanson Girls finished 11th out of the 22 teams in the Varsity race with the following results:

PLACE       TIME                   NAME
    9             19:47          Samantha Coletti 
   33            20:48          Abbie Newman
   49            21:24          Nicole Norve
  113           23:33          Julia Cosgrave
  114           23:35          Lillian Perkins-Residorf
  138           25:52          Olivia Morse
  141           26:29          Maeve Rooney

For the Boys who finished 12th in the 24 team field it was:

    35           17:17          Lukas Moscoso
    79           18:12          Jack Ryan
    82           18:15          Patrick Duffey
    86           18:17          Sam Evans
    90           18:24          Bryce Pulkinen
   101          18:34          Andrew Newman
   102          18:36         Jayson Keenan

WH Girls Soccer Slips by SL

> The Whitman Hanson girls soccer team improved to 3-0 with a 3 to 2 victory over Silverlake. Alexis Fruzzetti paced the panthers with 2 first half goals. Taylor Kofton scored the game winner in the second half. Lindsay Anderson was everywhere in the midfield for the Panthers while Elana Wood, Kelsey Gilbert, and Kat O'Kane all played well defensively.

Friday, September 18, 2015

WH Football Wins on Road

Whitman-Hanson jumped out to a 34-0 halftime score lead by Nate Perkins 4 Touchdowns 8 carries for 87 yards and 2 receptions for 84 yards. Nick Smith was 10-12 198 yards and had 4 carries for 33 yards all in the first half. The Panther defense held Pembroke to 4 first downs on the night.

Score by quarter
> 1st WH 13 Pembroke 0
> 2nd WH 21 Pembroke 0
> 3rd and 4th 0-0
> Summary
> 1st Nate Perkins 20 yard Run(Mickey Martell kick)
> Nate Perkins 32 yards from Nick Smith(Pass No Good)
> 2nd Perkins 49 yards from Smith(Nick Smith Run)
> Perkins 4 yard run
> Smith 6 yard run(Martell Kick)

Panthers Golf falls to Dragons

The Whitman-Hanson golf team lost a heartbreaker to Duxbury today at Ridder Farm Golf Club 232-235. The match was extremely competitive, as it was still up for grabs with the final pairing coming in. Senior captain Cole Manning shot a 1 over par to start things off, out playing his opponent by 3 strokes. After the second group, the Panthers were down by 6. Despite impressive play by senior Joe Young, who turned in a 4 over 38, and freshman Owen Manning, who shot a 6 over 40, group three dropped two more strokes to the visitors and the team went down by 8.Senior Pat Tyler lead the last group with a 4 over par 38 performance, but it wasn't enough to overcome the deficit, as the Panthers could only get it to within 3 strokes."As a coach, my main objective is to always try to be competitive; despite the loss, I'm really proud of how we played as a team. Of course a loss like this is never easy, especially against a powerhouse like Duxbury, but I think a lot of positives can come from today's play. Hopefully we can use them to catapult us back into the win column next week."The team's record drops to 2-3 overall after today's defeat. The Panthers are back in action on Monday, as they will travel to Waverly Oaks to face Plymouth South.

Whitman-Hanson Volleyball Silver Lake 3-0

Whitman-Hanson hosted the Silver Lake Lakers tonight and pulled out their first win of the season 3-0. The game scores were 25-14, 25-20 and 25-17. The Panthers started slow in the first set and let the Lakers get out to a lead by few points. The game was back and forth for the early part of the match but tri-Captain Sophie O'Brien came up big in the middle capitalizing on Laker over passes to secure the Panther win in the first set. Strong serving by Chiarra Cassiano also helped the Panthers in the first set. In the second set the Panthers started out with some rough play in the defensive part of the game but the defense of Jordyn Keith and smart hitting by Madison Scott helped Whitman-Hanson secure the second set victory. In the third and deciding set the Panthers Alyssa Gacicia played great at the setters position and helped the Panther offense secure the victory with her setting. Key players tonight were Sophie O'Brien with 13 kills,2 blocks and strong serving; Jordyn Keith played strong in the back row making several key digs and Halle Julian with 4 blocks and 5 kills. The Panthers move to 1-2 on the season and head to Rockland on Monday.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

WH Field Hockey

> The Whitman-Hanson Varsity Field Hockey Panthers played a home game for the first time in over 30 years tonight against the Duxbury Dragons. The Dragons scored 6 goals in the opening half. The Panthers only allowed one goal in the second half due to resilient offense. At the end of the game, the Panthers took the ice bucket challenge and raised money for the ALS knights. The Panthers will be looking for their first win on the road this Monday as they travel to play Sandwich.

Panthers golf Lose to Harbormen

The WH golf team lost their second match of the season to a tough Hingham team 237-259 Thursday at South Shore CC (par 36). The loss puts the Panthers at 2-2 on the season heading into tomorrow's home match against undefeated Duxbury. Senior captain Cole Manning kept his impressive year of play going, as he finished with a 2 over par performance. Juniors John Murphy and Luke Tamulevich also played well, shooting 5 over and 6 over, respectively. The Panthers have a busy road ahead of them, as they will play 9 matches in the next 10 weekdays. Hopefully the consistent time on the golf course will result in good play for them in the weeks to come.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

whitman hanson girls' soccer

The Whitman Hanson Girls' Soccer team defeated league rival Duxbury 3-0. Whitman Hanson took an early lead when Lauren Bonavita finished off a Rachel Kelly cross. Bonavita struck again in the first half when she took a Taylor Kofton free kick that was deflected off the crossbar and headed it into the top corner. The score stood 2-0 a the half thanks to some good goaltending by Skylar Kuzmich. Bonavita completed the hat trick when she took a Lindsay Anderson feed and finished it into the low corner. The defense of Kelsey Gilbert, Katie Korzec, Kat O'Kane and Elana Wood held Duxbury to 9 shots and helped goalkeeper Skylar Kuzmich earn her second shutout of the season. Taylor Kofton and Lindsay Anderson had strong games in the midfield for Whitman Hanson.

Whitman-Hanson Volleyball loses 3-0 to Duxbury

> The Whitman-Hanson Panthers welcomed the Duxbury volleyball team tonight and lost a tough match 3-0. The game scores were 9-25, 18-25 and 26-28. In the first set Panthers started slow and had a hard time in serve receive against Duxbury's tough servers. Duxbury was able to get the Panthers back on their heels in the first set and despite solid play from setter Alyssa Gacicia the Panthers couldn't right the ship. In the second and third sets the Panthers were able play better on defense which allowed the offense to start driving the ball into Duxbury's court. Behind the strong serving of Madison Scott, Chiara Cassiano and Alyssa Gacicia Whitman-Hanson was able to hang tough against the big hitting Duxbury team. In the third and final set the Panthers rallied behind strong defensive plays by Jordyn Keith and Jess Nihan to puss Duxbury to extra points in the final set. In the end Duxbury's strong serves got the better of the Panther's defense. Playing well for the Panthers tonight was Chiara Cassiano with 4 kills, Alyssa Gacicia with 9 assists and 4 aces and Sophie O'Brien with 3 kills and 2 blocks. The Panthers move to 0-2 on the season and host Silver-Lake on Friday.

WH golf defeats PN

The WH golf team earned their second win of the season today as they defeated Plymouth North 270-293 in a Patriot League contest at Crosswinds Golf Club. The teams overall record improved to 2-1 with the victory today.
Senior captain Cole Manning had the low score of the field by 5 strokes, as he finished with a 2 over par 38. The difficult greens and layout of the course troubled the team throughout the match, but some key shots and smart decision making were made at the right times, propelling them to the win.

Tomorrow they travel to South Shore Country Club to face an always talented Hingham team. 

WH Boys Soccer Loses to Duxbury

Whitman-Hanson (2-2 overall 1-1 league) varsity boys soccer team lost a heartbreaker 2-1 to Duxbury. Duxbury broken the tie with three minutes left in the game. Senior Tom Chmura had the lone goal for the Panthers. Goalie Connor Keane and sweeper Nick Haley had strong games to anchor the defense.

WH Cross Country

Whitman-Hanson Boys and Girls Cross Country teams hosted Scituate on Wednesday afternoon with the Whitman Boys taking the first 7 places on its way to a 15-50 victory.  W-H was led by Lukas Moscoso, Patrick Duffey, Samuel Evans, Bryce Pulkinen, Andrew Newman, Jason Keenan and Jack Ryan.  Wells Culkinis was the top Scituate finisher at number 8.  The Girls race had Abbie Newman and Samantha Coletti crossing together for the win, followed by Scituate's Liz Gotwaas and Katie Milligan.  Julia Cosgrave, Nicole Norve and Lillian Perkins-Reisdorf rounded out the scoring for the Panthers in the 21-34 win.  Both Whitman-Hanson Boys and Girls are now 2-0 in Patriot League competition.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

WH Boys Soccer

Whitman-Hanson boys soccer team had a solid 4-2 win over Cardinal Spellman in a non-league game (2-0, 1-0). Senior captain Brian McGahan had 2 goals (5 total) and senior captain Ben Mains had a goal and senior Brian Barry, also scored. The defensive backfield of Kevin Emery, Nick Haley, Tom Chmura, and Tom McGahan played a strong game.


The Whitman-Hanson Boys and Girls Cross Country teams traveled to Saturday's Martha's Vineyard Invitational where Samantha Coletti placed 2nd overall for the Girls on the 5K course in a time of 18:56, leading the Panthers to a 5th place finish.  Abbie Newman was the team's 2nd finisher placing 9th overall in 20:21. The Boys team also placed 5th with Lukas Moscoso taking 8th place with a time of 17:00.  Second for the Boys was Bryce Pulkinen who finished 32nd with a time of 17:54.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

WH Girls Volleyball

The Whitman-Hanson Panthers hosted Quincy tonight and lost a well played match 3-0. The game scores were 19-25, 19-25 and 13-25. The Panthers played tough against a well rounded Quincy team that had solid hitters and defense all around. The match started with the girls singing the National Anthem together when the traditional recording wouldn't play! They did a good job hitting all the right notes! In the first set the Panthers were able to play back and forth against Quincy with both teams playing well defensively and offensively. The Panthers took a little bit to get rolling in their first game of the season, but really pulled together and started clicking well as a team. In the second and third sets the Panthers struggled to limit errors on their side of the court which put them into a hole throughout these sets. In the second set the Panthers were able to claw back within a few points in part because of strong serving from Chiara Cassiano that kept Quincy back on their heels. This was a strong showing for the Whitman-Hanson Panthers despite coming away with a loss. Playing well for the Panthers tonight was setter Alyssa Gacicia who had 15 assists and 2 aces. Also, Chiara Cassiano with 6 kills, Madison Scott with 5 kills and Sophie O' Brien with 4 kills and 3 blocks. Whitman-Hanson is now 0-1 and prepares to host Duxbury this coming Wednesday.

Panthers golf Fall to Lakers

> The WH golf team hosted the Silver Lake Lakers today on a rainy day at Ridder Farm Golf Club. The Panthers were defeated by a mere 8 strokes 232-240
> Senior Joe Young was the low scorer for the Panthers, turning in a 4 over par 38. Not far behind were captain Cole Manning and sophomore Matt Stanish, in his varsity debut, who both shot 39.
> The Panthers' record falls to 1-1 overall and in the league. They don't compete again until Wedsnesday, 9/16 when they travel to Plymouth Country Club to face off against Plymouth North.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Boys Soccer Wins Opener

Whitman-Hanson boys soccer beat North Quincy by a score of 5-1 in the first game of the season, a conference game(1-0). Whitman-Hanson had three goals by senior captain Brian McGahan and goals by a pair of sophomores Jason Bannon and Kyle Nehiley. Two assists by Jared Pendrak and assists from Kyle Nehiley and Brian Barry. First year head coach Chris Davis was also impressed by the play of senior captain Kevin Emery as he solidified the defense.

WH Cross Country

Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country defeated Middleboro in Patriot League action at Whitman-Hanson Wednesday afternoon 15-50.  The Panthers took the top 7 spots with Junior Lukas Moscoso leading the way over the 2.5 miles course in 15:16.  Sophomore Jack Ryan took second in 15:45.  The next five finishers for W-H were all under 16:10 and included Patrick Duffey, Bryce Pulkinen, Sam Evans, Andrew Newman and Jayson Keenan.

It was the Whitman-Hanson Girls Cross Country team over Middleboro 17-43.  Senior Captain Samantha Coletti won the 2.5 mile race easily in 15:27.  Sophomore Nicole Norve came in 2nd in 18:08 with Senior Captain Abbie Newman placing 3rd in 18:16.  Also scoring for Whitman-Hanson were Julia Cosgrave and Lily Perkins-Reisdorf.

WH Field Hockey

The Whitman-Hanson Regional High School Panthers Field Hockey Team lost to Ursuline Academy 3-0 in Dedham.  This was the first game for the Panthers Varsity Field Hockey Team in over 30 years.  The Panthers were able to produce around 17 shots on net.   

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Whitman Hanson Girls soccer

The Whitman Hanson girls soccer team opened the season with a 4-0 win over non-league opponent Nauset. Alexis Fruzetti, two goals, put the Panthers on the board when she worked a combination with Taylor Kofton and fired a shot in to the low corner. The game remained 1-0 heading in to the half. Kofton, Kat O'Kane and Fruzzetti all scored in the second half to account for the 4-0 final. Skylar Kuzmich earned her first varsity shutout in goal. Katie Korzec, Kelsey Gilbert, KatO'kane and Elana Wood all played strong defensive games limiting Nauset to 3 shots for the game. The Nauset defense played well as they faced 43 shots from the Panthers.

WH Golf Defeats NQ

The Panthers opened their season today at Ridder Farm Golf Club against the North Quincy Red Raiders. Though the team is fairly inexperienced with a lot of new faces in the lineup, they rose to the challenge as they defeated the visiting NQ 247-285.
> Senior Captain Cole Manning lead all scorers by 8 strokes, as he turned in an even par 34. Seniors Joe Young and Pat Tyler, along with Junior John Murphy, all turned in 42, while freshman Owen Manning made his high school competition debut with a 9 over 43.
> The team has the day off tomorrow but are back in action on Thursday as they play host to Silver Lake.