Sunday, January 7, 2024

WH Athletics Update

Grades will be closing in just a couple of weeks and students are reminded that they must pass 5 full credit classes to maintain their winter eligibility and to be eligible for spring sports. As a reminder, it is ALWAYS allowed to be late to practice if you need extra help or must make up work. Academics always come first. Every year I am so impressed with how hard our wrestling family works to put on our annual invitational tournament. The coaches, student athletes, parents and even the siblings worked from 7am until 9pm last night to run a terrific event. On the mat, the team finished 7th overall in the Bob Gay Invitational tournament. Captain Charlie Lussier 120lbs was Champion in his weight class. PJ Katz 113lbs was also a champion. Captain Austin Gamber 138lbs had a great tournament placing 2nd to the tournament’s outstanding wrestler at the weight class. Tristan Forest 132lbs placed 4th along with Captain Jacob Metivier 150lbs also placing 4th. Heavyweight Eric Sildauskas finished the tournament in 5th place. The Panther wrestlers also defeated Barnstable this week with an exciting match 36-33. Captains Charlie Lussier 120lbs and Austin Gamber 138lbs lead the team with quick pins of their opponents. A very close match came down to Heavyweight Eric Sildauskas who pinned the Barnstable heavyweight sealing the team victory for WH. The boys had a busy day Saturday hosting the 2nd annual Bob Gay Invitational. Our girls basketball team had a great trip to New York over the Christmas break where they beat Troy New York while also working out with a professional trainer. In addition, the girls read a great book about team building and work ethic which will surely help them pursue their goals this season. Their trip capped off with a college basketball game. The experience seemed to pay dividends as the girls returned from break by posting a hard fought, 37-34 road win at Hingham. Sophomore Dylan Hurley posted a team high 12 points and junior captain Lillie MacKinnon chipped in with 9 points. Sophomore Leah Daley was huge off the bench to help secure the second half comeback. The Panthers are back in action Tuesday night when they host Duxbury. The boys basketball team also went away for the break as they won two games in South Florida. They also read a book together which is titled, "Stillness is the Key" from Ryan Holiday (you may know him from the Daily Stoic). The discussions and reading go a long way in helping the players grow on and off the court. The team returned to league play by out battling Hingham on the road, 60-54 on Friday. Senior captain Evan Yakavonis tossed in 16 points and Ryan Baker and Isaiah Bean Brittian both had 12 each. Dylan Perrault was the fourth Whitman Hanson player in double figures with 10. The Panthers continue to be road warriors traveling to Duxbury Tuesday for another Patriot League tilt. The Whitman-Hanson/Duxbury Varsity Gymnastics team completed their first meet of the season on Friday with a win against Scituate, 121.8 to 121. Highlights include WH junior Carly Reid’s powerful 8.2 vault and WH junior Katelyn Ferraro’s excellent 8.0 floor routine and personal best 8.6 vault. The top all-around score for the meet was WH senior Captain Emma McKeon with a 34.8. She scored the highest for the meet on all four events, including a 9.1 on both vault and floor. She also had an amazing beam routine scoring an 8.7. Next meet will be Sunday at 12 PM at the Hanover YMCA against Hanover. Silver Lake/Whitman Hanson took on Plymouth this week with the boys posting the win while the girls dropped their meet. The Boys team had some outstanding performances last night coming in 1st in the Medley Relay and in the 200 Free Relay ( Andrew Curtin, Nakhil Harish, Jorge Fernandez, Kevin Sherry), Andrew Curtin coming in second in the 100 Breastroke and in the 100 Free, Kevin Sherry placing second in the 200 free and in the 500 Free, Nakhil Harish placing 1st in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1.55.22 and 2nd in the 50 free, Jorge Fernandez placing 1st in the 100 Fly with a time of 1.23.78 and second in the 200 IM. The Girls team also had some great performances last night, placing 2nd in the 200 Medley Relay ( Joe Eldridge, Chase Lovette, Brielle Shelly, Jasmine Guimores), 200 Free Relay placed 3rd (Marissa Fleurival, Joe Eldridge, Chase Lovette, Brielle Shelly), Brielle Shelly placing 1st in the 50 free and in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 28.04 & 1.17.03, Chase Lovett placing 2nd in the 500 with a time of 6.57.75, Josephine Eldridge placing 3rd in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1.23.12. A reminder that because we are a co-op team with Silver Lake, the schedule for our meets is found on their site at www.arbiterlive.com . The Whitman Hanson Boys Track and Field team lost to Marshfield 28 to 72. Senior Captain Jake Cappelletti was a double victor winning the 55m Hurdles 8.41 seconds. Jake also won the Long Jump with a leap of 19'3.25". Running well in the Mile was Senior Captain Alex Kehayias who ran a personal best time of 4:48.84. Whitman Hanson Boys record is 1-1. The Girls Track team dropped a 70-30 decision at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. Highlights for the Panthers included wins in the 55 Hurdles by Senior Captain Leila Keaney (10.45) and the Shot Put by Senior Brianna Codio (26' 7"). Other winners in the loss were Sophomore VIctoria Sheehan (300 Meters, 47.50) and Junior Willa McKay (High Jump, 4' 4".) Our girls hockey team didn't play this week due to illness and injury but should be ready to return to play this week. The boys hockey team beat the Bridgewater Raynham Trojans tonight 9-2. The score was tied after the first period 0-0. The Panthers scored twice in the first minute of the second period, one by Boss and one by Tropeano. The Trojans scored to make it 2-1, but then the Panthers scored four unanswered goals, 2 by Ethier, and another two by Tropeano to take a 6-1 lead heading into the third period. Ethier got his third of the night to make it 7-1. The Trojans got a goal 40 seconds later to make it 7-2. Boss got his 2nd of the night and Tropeano got his 4th of the night to cap off the 9-2 victory. The Panthers also recorded assists on the night from Chris Ryan, Billy Morgan, Pat Ryan, Connor Shields, and Jack O'Hearn (1st career point). Zaccaria got his first win of the year in net, making 18 saves.

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Winter Sports

The winter season is underway and we are excited to see so many students participating. It is not too late to join some of our non-cut sports. Indoor Track, Boys Hockey, Swimming, Gymnastics, and Wrestling all have room for more students. If you would like to register, simply go to whathletics.com and click on the tryout checklist link (right hand side of page). This will give you all of the information you need to know. Here are some helpful tips for the winter season 1) The only place to find accurate schedules is www.arbiterlive.com 2) Academics always come first. Coaches will excuse missed or late practices as long as the teacher provides a note. 3) Students must be in school on time. If a student arrives at school after 7:35am for an unexcused reason, they are ineligible to participate that day. Proper documentation should be provided if a student wants the tardy to be excused. 4) If a student gets dismissed from school because they are sick or not feeling well, they are ineligible to participate that day even if they are feeling better later. If a student gets dismissed for a doctor's appointment, funeral, college visit, etc, please provide the office with a note and discuss it with your coach ahead of time. Please remember that while doctor's appointments are excused, only the time necessary for the appointments is excused. For example if a student has a dentist appointment at 10am in Hanover, we would expect the students to come to school for the first few periods and get dismissed in order to get to the appointment on time. 5) The commitment aspect of sports is an essential part of the experience. Students should be at all games and practices. Please schedule vacations outside the body of the season. While we recognize some students have to work, please work with the employer to be sure it does not interfere with the commitment to the team. Tickets to sporting events, concerts and other similar activities also is not an excused reason to miss. However, most coaches will try to find a solution to make these things work as long as you communicate ahead of time. 6) Please remember our communication protocols. Parents should never approach a coach after a game or practice to discuss an issue. Please email the coach to set up an appointment. The coach's contact information can be found at www.whathletics.com . We hope that before the parent speaks to the coach, that the student talks to the coach first. 7) Please pay attention to the date of your child's physical. They expire 13 months from the date it was conducted. You most likely will not get a reminder that it is expiring but once it has expired, your child is ineligible. 8) User fees are now due. You can pay the fee ($250 for the first sport, $50 for second sport, $450 for hockey) at whathletics.com . 9) Finally, please be a role model for your children and the other people in attendance at games. We do not allow anyone to yell at or question the officials. High school sports are at a crisis point because fewer and fewer people are willing to put themselves out there and officiate. It is a hard job and these men and women are doing the best they can. Will they make mistakes? Of course they will. But, without them, our kids couldn't play. For that reason we enforce the code of conduct protocols very seriously. Aside from that, the kids tell me all the time how embarrassing it is to hear mom or dad yelling from the stands. Just sit back and enjoy these special times. They go by very fast! Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you or your child this winter.

Monday, November 20, 2023

Winter Tryout Information

Boys Basketball

Information for tryouts (Dates, Times and Locations)

Monday 11/27 Grade 9 1:51pm-3:31pm

Grades 11/12 3:17pm  (returning varsity players regardless of grade)

Grade 10 5:33pm 

Tuesday 11/28 Grade 9 1:51pm-3:31pm

Grades 11/12 3:17pm  (returning varsity players regardless of grade)

Grade 10 5:33pm 

Weds 11/29 Grade 9 1:51pm-3:31pm

Grades 11/12 3:17pm  (returning varsity players regardless of grade)

Grade 10 5:33pm 


Players should wear either a WH reversible or a white T shirt with their last name on the back shoulder.  Even if you are wearing a reversible shirt, you should have a white T shirt underneath.


Be sure you have taken care of everything on the tryout checklist found at whathletics.com  and be sure to check the list posted in the athletic hallways to be sure you have everything.

Questions: Email coach Rodgers at robert.rodgers@Whrsd.org


Girls Basketball

 Day 1 - Monday November 27, 2023

All players will report to the walking track at 2pm to stretch 

Time: 2:15-4:15 pm


Day 2 - Tuesday November 28, 2023 

All players will report to the walking track at 2pm to stretch  

Time: 2:15-4:15 pm (Varsity will be selected after this tryout)

 

Day 3 - Wednesday November 29, 2023 

Freshman and JV 2-4pm 

(Freshman and JV teams will be selected after this tryout)

Varsity 4-6pm 


Please make sure all of your paper work is taken care of. All players must have a red, black and white shirt with you and a water bottle. 

Any questions reach out to coach Costa - michael.costa@whrsd.org or in room 118. 


Gymnastics

No tryouts, first practice is Monday November 27th from 6:30-8:30 at Mass Gymnastics Center, 300 Oak St, Suite 300, Pembroke


Wrestling

The first practice is Monday 11/27

There are no cuts and all that join the team will have multiple opportunities to wrestle for a varsity spot throughout the season. If any athlete is cut from their "first choice"sport after their tryouts they are also welcome to join our team and give wrestling a try.


Boys Hockey

Information for tryouts (Dates, Times and Locations)

Tryout Day 1 - Monday, November 27th, 2023

All Players

2:20-3:10pm 

Rockland Arena (Summer Street)


Tryout Day 2 - Tuesday, November 28th, 2023

All Players

2:40-3:30pm 

Rockland Bavis (VFW Drive)


First Day of Team Practice - Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

JV Practice 

2:20-3:10pm

Rockland Arena (Summer Street)


Varsity Practice

3:20-4:10pm

Rockland Arena (Summer Street)


Players are required to wear their own jersey, but will be given a designated pinny that has a number on the back.


On Wednesday, all players should bring a separate duffle bag, as season uniforms will be handed out at the conclusion of your first practice.


Be sure you have taken care of everything on the tryout checklist found at whathletics.com  and be sure to check the list posted in the athletic hallways to be sure you have everything.

Questions: Email coach Rodgers at robert.rodgers@Whrsd.org



Girls Hockey

Tryouts:  Each player should bring a White/Light and Black/Dark practice jersey to tryouts.  Goalies can wear 1 color jersey.


Monday 11/27/23

5:00AM - 6:00AM

Hobomock Arenas Pembroke


Tuesday 11/28/23

2:30pm - 3:20pm

Hobomock Arenas Pembroke


Practices begin 11/29/23.  Schedule will be given out at team and Parent meeting


Parent Meeting 

Wednesday 11/15/23

6pm - 7pm

Silver Lake High School



Indoor Track & Field

Practice begins November 27th at the track at 2:30 and runs to approximately 4:15. We practice Monday through Fridays. Saturday mornings at 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Track and Field is a no cut sport, so no tryout and no bench. There is an expectation to regularly practice and attend all meets. If there is a question about attendance it should be discussed in advance with a coach.

Coach contact: Coach Schlicting saschlic@hotmail.com

                           Coach George stevegeo@comcast.net



Cheerleading


Information for tryouts 12/4 in the gym at 4pm




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Friday, August 11, 2023

Fall Tryout Info

2023 Fall Tryouts and Practice Information


Boys Soccer

Tryouts - 


8/21 from 6:30-9:00 AM    All Players

8/22 from 6:30-9:00 AM    All Players

8/23 from 6:30-9:00 AM    All Players

8/24 at 10 AM - Scrimmage vs. Bridgewater-Raynham (Home)     JV/Varsity

8/25 from 7:00-9:30 AM    JV

     2:00-4:00 PM    Varsity

8/26 - No Practice

8/27 from 5:00-7:00 PM    Varsity ONLY


Girls Soccer


Tryouts - 

8/21 4-7pm        All players

8/22 3:30-6pm        All players

8/23 4-7pm        All Players

8/24 4-7pm        JV/Varsity

8/25 3-5pm        JV/Varsity

8/26 6pm    Scrimmage at Mansfield JV/Varsity

8/27            No practice

8/28 -             Regular practice Schedule for season 2:15pm

8/29        Scrimmage vs Braintree(Home) 4pm

9/2        Scrimmage at Oliver Ames    8am   


All players must complete the following before participating.

  1. Online Registration

  2. Email a copy of most recent physical (physicals are good for 13 months) to physicals@whrsd.org

  3. Complete Online Concussion Test (good for 2 years)



Field Hockey 

Field hockey tryouts will be held between 8/21-8/23.  Players will be expected to be at the turf at 8:30 to check in to make sure they fulfilled the requirements (up to date physical, signed up for field hockey, and impact test) necessary to play.  We will take the turf from 9-11 am for each of the three days.  You will be notified of your playing status and level on 8/23 through school email.  The first practice for Varsity and Junior Varsity will be held the next day.  


Tryouts - 8/21 - 8/23  9-11am

Practice 8/24-826 8:30-10 M

Practice 8/24 - the end of the season 2:30-4pm


Volleyball


Volleyball tryouts will begin Monday August 21. All athletes must have completed the 3 steps listed below in order to participate:

  1. Online Registration

  2. Email a copy of most recent physical (physicals are good for 13 months) to physicals@whrsd.org

  3. Complete Online Concussion Test (good for 2 years)


Freshmen Tryout Schedule:

Monday, August 21: 9-11 AM

Tuesday, August 22:  9-11 AM

Wednesday, August 23:  9-11 AM

Thursday, August 24: OFF

Friday, August 25: Practice 8-10 AM

Saturday, August 26: Pracitce 8-9 AM, Carwash 10-12 PM


Junior Varsity & Varsity Tryout Schedule:

Monday, August 21: 12-2 PM

Tuesday, August 22:  12-2 PM

Wednesday, August 23:  12-2 PM

Thursday, August 24: OFF

Friday, August 25: Scrimmage 9-12 PM

Saturday, August 26: Pracitce 8-9 AM,  Carwash 10-12 PM

Athletes should arrive prepared with water, athletic attire (spandex/shorts, t-shirt/tank, sneakers, etc.), and knee pads. 


Football

Varsity and Junior Varsity Football will begin practice Friday August 18th. All students must have completed the 3 steps listed below in order to participate:



The schedule for varsity/junior varsity practice is listed below. Equipment distribution information will go out via email once the season is closer. 


  • Friday 8/18

    • Meeting at 1:30 PM

    • Practice 3-5 PM

  • Saturday 8/19

    • Meeting at 7:00 AM

    • Practice 8:30-10:30 AM

  • Monday 8/21-Wednesday 8/23

    • Meeting at 1:30 PM

    • Practice 3-5 PM

  • Thursday 8/24-Friday 8/25

    • Meeting at 9:30 AM

    • Practices/Meetings 10 AM-5 PM

  • Saturday 8/26

    • Scrimmage vs. East Bridgewater 10 AM


Freshmen Football

 

Preseason:


Monday, 8-21 - Friday, 8-25:  Practice 7-9 AM

No pads for the first three days.  Cleats, Black shorts, and a red, black or white tee shirt each day.  Equipment will be handed out after practice each of the first three days.

We will supply all necessary equipment except cleats.  It is suggested that cleats be purchased and broken in during the summer.


Saturday, 8-26 and Sunday, 8-27:  OFF


Monday, 8-28 - Friday, 9-1:  Practice 2-4 PM


Saturday, 9-2:  TBA, possible morning scrimmage


Sunday, 9-3:  OFF


Monday, 9-4: (Labor Day Holiday): Practice 8-10 AM


Tuesday, 9-5 and Wednesday, 9-6:  Practice 2-4 PM


Thursday, 9-7:  Game 1 vs. Pembroke, Home 4-6 PM


Friday, 9-8:  Films 2-3:30 PM


Rest of season Practice will be 2-4 PM after school each day with some exceptions and most games will be played on Thursdays, 4-6 PM.  Field conflicts will require some games to be held on Saturday.  Go to https://arbiterlive.com/Teams/Schedule/7675825  to view the most up to date schedule.







Golf

Whitman Hanson 2023 Golf Tryouts

First things first:

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.

* 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!

Tryout #1: Monday, 8/21 (check in @ 8:45 am)

Tryouts begin at 9am at the driving range. Athletes are expected to meet at the bay (closest to the road and nearest the practice sand trap) to check in with Coach Dempsey by 8:45 am.

Tryout #2: Tuesday, 8/22 (check in time TBD)

Athletes will play 9 holes beginning at 1:50. You will be assigned times to report to the course prior to designated tee times in order to spread out the crowd and cut back on wait time.

Tryout #3: Wednesday, 8/23 (check in time TBD)

Athletes will again play on the course, potentially for 18 holes this day, beginning at 11:50.  Again, tee times and groupings will be assigned and distributed prior to.

APPROPRIATE GOLF ATTIRE IS EXPECTED AND REQUIRED. Please be prepared to attend for those three days.  Due to sharing the course with another school also trying out, along with the general public, I do not have the flexibility to go outside of these times.

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 skills and etiquette at a varsity level.  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)

Cross Country


Practice for both Boys and Girls Cross Country will be held at the Track,  Monday, August 21st through Thursday, August 24th at 2:30PM-4:15PM, on Friday August 25th at 2:30PM-3:45PM and on Saturday, August 26th at 9:00-10:15AM.  Weather appropriate clothing and footwear should be worn.  Each athlete should bring his/her own water bottle to every practice.  In order to participate in practice, all candidates must  (1) complete the online Permission Form, (2) take the concussion pre test, and (3) have an up-to-date physical exam form on file with the school nurse.  Further details regarding these requirements can be found at WHAthletics.com or via the following link: W-H Athletic Participation Requirements .  


Cheerleading

Tryouts Held

Practice August 21 9-11am

Practice August 22 12-2 at ECE Hingham 

JV Choreography August 23 & 24 8am-2pm

Varsity Choreography August 25 & 26 8am-2pm

Practice August 28- the end of the season…

  • JV: 2-4

  • Varsity: 4-6

  • Off Wednesdays