Monday, February 20, 2017

WH vs Foxboro

WH (11-8, 9-6) dropped the first game of the Foxboro tournament 54-39 to Foxboro. Taylor McVeigh led the Panthers with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Sr Chloe Roberts had 10 points So Kathryn Dunn had 6 points.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

2/18/17 WHSL girls varsity hockey

The Whitman Hanson / Silver Lake hockey team beat Plymouth in a non league game 3-2  at Armstrong Arena in Plymouth tonight. WHSL was led by  MK Webb with a goal and an assist, Also scoring were Delaney Grace and Colleen Hughes while Hannah Tracy added 2 assists. Melissa Crone made 20 saves in net while playing a great game with several key saves. WHSL's next game is Friday  2/24 vs. Scituate at Rockland Arena at 12:45pm

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Best Buddies Fundraiser

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> Just a friendly reminder of our 2nd annual Best Buddies Road Race being held on April 1, 2017. You can register for the 1 mile walk or the 5K run at RaceWire.com. Register now while the fee is only $25.00. There will be a price increase on March 18th to $30.00. Once again there will be music and raffles at the end so please come out and support the Whitman Hanson Best Buddies.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Girls Hockey Wins Again

The Whitman Hanson /Silver Lake varsity hockey team beat Norwell today in a league game at The Bog 5 to 0. WHSL was led by Mel McAleer ( 2 goals and an assist), and Hannah Tracy (1 goal and 2 assists). Also scoring was Alyssa Murphy and Colleen Hughes. Katie Johnson (2 assists), Natalie Nemes, Delaney Grace and Sophia Dauksevicz played a solid game on defense. Melissa Crone made 9 saves in goal to record her 4th shutout of the season. Our next game is Saturday night against Plymouth at the Armstrong rink at 8pm


2/15/17 WHSL girls varsity hockey

The Whitman Hanson / Silver Lake hockey team tied Medway/Ashland in a non league game 3-3 at The New England Sports Center. WHSL was led by Mel McAleer and Alyssa Murphy who each had 1 goal and 1 assist, MK Webb added the other goal while Hannah Tracy, Meagan Elwood, Katie Johnson and Delaney Grace added an assist. Melissa Crone made 22 saves in net. WHSL's next game is Wednesday  2/15 vs. Norwell at the Bog in Kingston at 4:20 pm.

WH Girls Basketball vs Dux

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> WH (10-7, 8-6) lost to Duxbury 40-30. Sr Taylor McVeigh had 10 points and Sr Chloe Roberts had 9 points (3 3FG).

Monday, February 13, 2017

2/13/17 WHSL girls varsity hockey

The Whitman Hanson / Silver Lake hockey team tied Medway/Ashland in a non league game 3-3 at The New England Sports Center. WHSL was led by Mel McAleer and Alyssa Murphy who each had 1 goal and 1 assist, MK Webb added the other goal while Hannah Tracy, Meagan Elwood, Katie Johnson and Delaney Grace added an assist. Melissa Crone made 22 saves in net. WHSL's next game is Wednesday  2/15 vs. Norwell at the Bog in Kingston at 4:20 pm.-


Sunday, February 12, 2017

WH Gymnastics

With an end of the season kick, Whitman-Hanson put up its highest team score of 124.5 in their season finale Patriot League Championship competition. In a full team effort, the Panthers produced their season high event totals on floor (34.05) as well as their most difficult uneven bars apparatus (29.3).

Sarah Bombardier posted one of her highest all-around scores of the season (32.6) to earn 8th place in the Patriot League Championship all-round competition. Kaylee Torpey earned her highest all-around score of the season (31.5) to take 11th place in thr Patriot League Championship all-around competition.
With one of the most difficult uneven bar routines in the Patriot League, Sarah Bombardier was named one of two Patriot League All-Stars on the bars apparatus.

Erin McCoy received Whitman-Hanson's Scholar Athlete Award for her exemplary academic performance this semester balanced with her complete fulfillment of athletic duty.

Joelle Puopolo earned Whitman-Hanson's Sportsmanship Award for her unwavering commitment to her team, always leading by example with a disciplined work ethic, positive attitude, willingness to step up, and ability to connect with all teammates.

Whitman-Hanson's head coach, Rachel Cohen, was named Patriot League Coach of the Year for the 2016-2017 season.

Whitman-Hanson Varsity Gymnastics' first season was an extraordinary learning experience filled with lots of fun and fantastic achievements. This young team has a very bright future and is already looking forward to even greater success next season!
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WH Athletics Recap

What an amazing week of accomplishments in WH Athletics.  We hope you enjoy today’s recap.

1)      The Whitman Hanson Cheerleading team Saturday won their 10th straight winter league championship and an astounding 19th straight overall (including fall). 
The girls are fresh off their national championship in Dallas where they won the small advanced in the NCA competition. 
Finishing second at the Patriot League championship was Duxbury followed by Plymouth North. 

Next up for Whitman-Hanson will be a local comp and then regionals on March 5th at Whitman-Hanson. 

2)      The Whitman Hanson / Silver Lake girl’s hockey team beat Scituate in a league game 9-2 at Hobomock Ice Arena last night clinching the league title for the second straight year. This is an amazing accomplishment especially considering we are only in our third year as a co-op together.  WHSL was led by Maddie Soule who scored her first goal of the year, Hannah Tracy had 3 goals and 1 assist, Mel McAleer added 2 goals and an assist, Alyssa Murphy had 1 goal and 2 assist, Mary Kate Webb added a goal and 3 assists while Zoe Lyndon added a goal and Natalie Nemes added 3 assists, Melissa Crone made 19 saves while recording the win in net. WHSL's next game is Monday 2/13 vs. Medway/Ashland at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro at 8:10 pm.
3)      The Whitman-Hanson Panther Wrestling team competed at the Division 2 South Sectionals Saturday held at North Attleboro HS.  The Panthers came to wrestle and finished the day with three finalists and a total of 67 points on the day.
Finishing second at 113 pounds was co-Captain Jake Filicicchia.  Jake finished 3-1 for the tournament.  Next up was senior Alex O'Roak at 182 pound.  Alex went 2-1 on the day and defeated the number 2 seed in the semi finals to advance to the finals.  Alex had a great tournament and ended up in second place.  At 220 pounds senior co-captain John Will also went 3-1 on the day and finished in second place losing a close 3-0 in the finals. 
By virtue of their second place finishes all three Panther wrestlers will be competing at the Division 2 State Tournament next Friday and Saturday being held at Algonquin, HS.     
4)      The girls basketball team (10-6, 8-5) clinched a tournament berth on Tuesday with a 63-32 win over Pembroke. Srs Taylor McVeigh (15 points 13 rbs) and Sophie O'Brien (14 points and 10 rbs). Sr Chloe Roberts scored 15 off the bench for the Panthers.  The girls have really showed great improvement all season and are excited to return to post season play.

5)      The boys basketball team clinched back to back league titles for the first time in school history by beating Hingham Friday night.  The team’s identity all season has been playing great team defense and that was the story on Friday beating Hingham, 56-42.  The three captains have shown great leadership all season and that was on display Friday as well - Luke Tamulevich (19 points), Nikko Raftes (15 points) and Lucas Franklin (6 points).

6)      The boys track team turned in a great performancet at the Patriot League Meet finishing in 4th place.
Top three finishers:
Riley Holland 2nd Shot Put
Jack Ryan 2nd Mile
Brian Edwards 2nd High Jump
4x400 Relay 2nd( Joe Coletti, Andrew Tassey, Jack Ryan, Ian Duffey Dan Cashman 3rd Long Jump Andrew Newman 3rd 2 mile Ian Duffey 3rd 1000

Cashman, Duffey, Holland, Newman,Edwards, Ryan and Lucas Muscoso all qualified for states. 

***One other great note from boys track.  Alum Paul Duffey, who now runs for Northeastern, became just the 2nd known Whitman-Hanson runner to break the magical 4 minute mile.  Paul ran in 3:59.30 at the BU Valentine meet.

7)      The girls track team ran to a 3rd place finish behind a number of medal winners.  Alex Santos placed 1st in the 55 Meter Dash in 7.62 seconds, finished 2nd in the Long Jump at 15' 10.5", and ran the lead off leg of the 4 x 200 team which finished 2nd. Carly Alexopoulos, Ally Barrett and Lily Nolan were also medal winners in the 4 x 400.  Captain Olivia Morse in the 600, Captain Lily Nolan in the 300 and Nicole Norve in the 1000 all captured medals.  And Victoria Boss also took 3rd place in the Freshman 1000.

8)      The boys hockey team is in a rebuilding phase this year and they have played much better than their record would indicate.  They gave fans plenty to cheer about on Senior night by skating to a 1-1 tie with Quincy.  Korey Howard had the goal and senior captain David Perry was sensational in net.

9)      We couldn’t be more proud of our first year gymnastics team.  They finished 5th in the Patriot League meet yesterday.  We are still awaiting all of the official scores from the meet and once we get them we will post them online.
Congrats to all of the girls and first year coach Rachel Cohen. 

10)  Our co-op girls swim team finished 3rd at the league meet.  Many of the girls recorded best times in the event.

Pheobe placed 9th in the 200 IM with a 3:03.66
Niki Kamperides got 6th in the 50 free with a 31.54
Sabrina O'Connor got an all time best score in diving with a 180!!!! 
Madison Navicky 5th in the 100 free with a 1:08.19
Sabrina O'Connor got 8th in the 500 Free with a 7:49.76
Madison Navicky 4th in the 100 Back 1:17.07

To see pictures from many of these events there are a few places to find them.  Go to www.whathletics.com and look for the specific story by scrolling down.  In addition, you can click on the link that says pictures and anything Sue Moss took is posted there.  In addition, if you follow us on twitter @whathletics you will see many pictures. 


Saturday, February 11, 2017

2/11/17 WHSL girls varsity hockey

The Whitman Hanson / Silver Lake hockey team beat Scituate in a league game 9-2 at Hobomock Ice Arena tonight clinching the league title. WHSL was led by Maddie Soule who scored her first goal of the year, Hannah Tracy had 3 goals and 1 assist, Mel McAleer added 2 goals and an assist, Alyssa Murphy had 1 goal and 2 assist, Mary Kate Webb added a goal and 3 assists while Zoe Lyndon added a goal and Natalie Nemes added 3 assists, Melissa Crone made 19 saves while recording the win in net. WHSL's next game is Monday 2/13 vs. Medway/Ashland at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro at 8:10 pm.


Panther Wrestlers Compete at D2 South Sectionals

The Whitman-Hanson Panther Wrestling team competed at the Division 2 South Sectionals today held at North Attleboro HS.  The Panthers came to wrestle and finished the day with three finalists and a total of 67 points on the day.
Finishing second at 113 pounds was co-Captain Jake Filicicchia.  Jake finished 3-1 for the tournament.  Next up was senior Alex O'Roak at 182 pound.  Alex went 2-1 on the day and defeated the number 2 seed in the semi finals to advance to the finals.  Alex had a great tournament and ended up in second place.  At 220 pounds senior co-captain John Will also went 3-1 on the day and finished in second place losing a close 3-0 in the finals. 

By virtue of their second place finishes all three Panther wrestlers will be competing at the Division 2 State Tournament next Friday and Saturday being held at Algonquin, HS.     

Sectional photo L to R

Coach Baker
Coach Rabinovitz
Jake Filicicchia
John Will
Alex O'Roak
Coach Snyder

WH Cheer Makes it 10 Straight

The Whitman Hanson Cheerleading team today won their 10th straight winter league championship and 19th straight overall (including fall).

The girls are fresh off their national championship in Dallas where they won the small advanced in the NCA competition.

Finishing second at the Patriot League championship was Duxbury followed by Plymouth North.

Next up for Whitman-Hanson will be a local comp and then regionals on March 5th at Whitman-Hanson.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Whitman-Hanson Girls Track & Field

In this evening's Patriot League Championship Meet, the Whitman-Hanson Girls ran to a 3rd place finish behind a number of medal winners.  Alex Santos placed 1st in the 55 Meter Dash in 7.62 seconds, finished 2nd in the Long Jump at 15' 10.5", and ran the lead off leg of the 4 x 200 team which finished 2nd. Carly Alexopoulos, Ally Barrett and Lily Nolan were also medal winners in the 4 x 400.  Captain Olivia Morse in the 600, Captain Lily Nolan in the 300 and Nicole Norve in the 1000 all captured medals.  And Victoria Boss also took 3rd place in the Freshman 1000.

Boys Track With A Strong Night

Whitman-Hanson

The Panthers turned in a great night at the Patriot League Meet finishing in 4th place.

Top three finishers

Riley Holland 2nd Shot Put
Jack Ryan 2nd Mile
Brian Edwards 2nd High Jump
4x400 Relay 2nd( Joe Coletti, Andrew Tassey, Jack Ryan, Ian Duffey Dan Cashman 3rd Long Jump Andrew Newman 3rd 2 mile Ian Duffey 3rd 1000


Cashman, Duffey, Holland, Newman,Edwards, Ryan and Lucas Muscoso all qualified for states. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Girls Basketball Clinches

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> WH (10-6, 8-5) clinched a tournament berth with a 63-32 win over Pembroke. Srs Taylor McVeigh (15 points 13 rbs) and Sophie O'Brien (14 points and 10 rbs). Sr Chloe Roberts scored 15 off the bench for the Panthers.

Congrats to our National Champs!

Congratulations to our Cheerleading team for winning Nationals in Dallas

Saturday, February 4, 2017

2//4/17WH/SL girls varsity hockey






The Whitman Hanson / Silver Lake hockey team beat Stoughton in a league game 9-2 at Rockland Ice Arena tonight.WHSL was led by Sarah Govoni and Tess Corkery who each scored their first Varsity goals, Alyssa Murphy had 3 goals and 2 assist while Mel McAleer had a goal and 4 assists, also scoring were Hannah Tracy with 2 goals and an assist while Meagan Elwood and Delaney Grace added goals. WHSL next game is Wednesday 2/8 vs. Latin Academy at the Bog in Kingston at 8:00 pm.


Whitman-Hanson Wrestling Quad




The WH Panther Wrestling team held senior day on Saturday January 4th.  Unfortunately it was a tough day for the Panther Wrestlers as the team went 0-3 on the day.  The highlights for the Panthers were 113 pound Jake Filicicchia going 3-0 on the day with 2 pins bringing his record to 26-5 overall.  John Will at 220 pounds went 2-1 on the day with 2 pins bringing his season record to 27-9.  Other winners for the Panthers included Matt Rock, Bethany Ralph, Tyler Cullinan, and Steve Osborne.  Final meet scores were WH 25 Norwood 42; WH 12 Arlington 50; WH 12 BPCC 51.

Next up for WH is the Division 2 Sectionals being held at North Attleboro on Saturday February 11th. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Split Decision for WH Basketball

Whitman- Luke Tamulevich (21 points 10 rebounds), Jake Hanson Bartlett (17 points 10 rebounds), Nikko Raftes (12 points) led WH boys basketball to a 71-54 win over Scituate.  Lucas Franklin was a lock down defender and Bryan Tyrie added 9 points for the Panthers (10-3, 8-2).

Scituate - Unfortunately, WH girls basketball (8-6, 6-5) lost 49-45 to a tough Scituate team. Sr Sarah Saccardo led the Panthers with 15 points.
 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Whitman-Hanson Wrestling Quad




The Panther Wrestling team had a tough day on Saturday at the Hanover quad meet losing all three matches on the day.  Several Panthers wrestled very well on the day led by 220 pound co-captain John Will.  John went 3-0 on the day with 3 pins, including an :08 pin in his opening match.  John now has a team leading 25-7 record on the season.  Wrestlers with 2 wins on the day included Logan Scriven at 160 pounds, Steve Osborne at 170 pounds, Alex O'Roak at 182 pounds and Christian Schneider at 195 pounds.  The final scores of each individual match were WH 24-Dightoh-Rehoboth 46; WH 33- Nauset 38: WH 21- Hanover 46.

The Panthers are now at 7-14 on the season and travel to Hingham on Wednesday for a Patriot League dual meet.   The dual meet season completes on Saturday February 4th at Whitman-Hanson where we will be honoring our seniors.

1/28/17 WH/SL girls varsity hockey

The Whitman Hanson /Silver Lake girls varsity hockey team beat Cohasset / Hanover in a league game 7 to 0 today in Randolph. WHSL was led by Hannah Tracy's goal and 3 assists. Mel McAleer had 2 goal and 1 assist. While Colleen Hughes and Sophia Dauksevicz chipped in with 1 goal and 2 assists each. Also scoring was MK Webb and Delaney Grace. Katie Johnson had 2 assists and played a very strong defensive game. Melissa Crone made 18 saves for her 3rd shutout of the year. WHSL next game is Wednesday against Duxbury at the Bog in Kingston at 7:45.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

1/25/17 WH/SL girls varsity hockey

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> Whitman Hanson/ Silver Lake girls varsity hockey team beat Boston Latin Academy in a league game today at Matthews Arena. WHSL was led by Mel McAleer, Shannon Elwood, Katie Johnson and Kaitlin Garvey with 1 goal and 1 assist. Also scoring was Delaney Grace and Meghan Elwood. Melissa Crone made 18 saves in net for the shutout. WHSL next game is Saturday at 12:45 against Cohasset/Hanover at Zapustas Ice Arena

WH Panthers Win 45-36 in Patriot League Meet




The Whitman-Hanson Panther Wrestling team walked away with a hard fought Patriot League victory on Wednesday evening against Plymouth North.  The score was all tied up at 12-12 with an exchange of forfeits before the real wrestling even began.  Kevin Smith got things started in the 152 pound class with a hard fought pin in 2:35 of the second period.  Following Kevin at 160 pounds was Logan Scriven who finished off his opponent with a pin in 2:50.  The pins continued at 170 pounds as Steve Osborn pinned his foe in 4:31.  Not to be outdone at 182 pounds was Alex O'Roak who pinned his man in just :44 bringing the match score to WH 42 Plymouth North 24 with three matches to go.  Christian Schneider had a tough match at 195 pounds against a senior captain and lost bringing the match score to 42-30 WH.  At 220 pounds, senior co-captain John Will had an unprecedented third triple overtime match of the season.  John has won all three of these matches winning this one 2-2 on criteria.  This is John's second time this season winning in triple overtime over the same Plymouth North opponent.  The final score after a forfeit at 285 was WH 45 Plymouth North 36.  The win brings Whitman-Hanson to a 7-11 record on the season and matches last year's win total with 7 dual meets left in the season.  The Panthers travel to Hanover for a quad meet on Saturday starting at 10am.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Patriot League Boys basketball standings

High school Boys basketball standings
> Patriot league
> 1/22/17
> Keenan Division
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> Whitman Hanson 6-1 8-2
> Quincy. 6-2 9-3
> Hingham 5-2 5-5
> Silver lake 4-3. 6-4
> Duxbury. 1-7 2-8
> Plymouth North. 1-7 2-8
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> Rob Ventola Silver lake 7-133=19.0
> Ryan Reagan Duxbury 5-91=18.2
> Nikko Raftes Whitman Hanson 10-172=17.2
> Ugh Kamalu Quincy 12-190=15.8
> Luke Tamulevich Whitman Hanson 10-148=14.8
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> Fisher
> Hanover. 5-2. 9-2
> Scituate. 5-2 9-3
> Pembroke. 3-4. 4-7
> Plymouth South. 3-4. 3-6
> North Quincy 1-6. 4-7
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> Jean Louis jr north quincy 12-263=21.9
> Matt Delahunt Hanover 11-194=17.6
> John Fasoli Plymouth South 9-150=16.7
> Charlie Considine Pembroke 11-159=14.6
> Tyler Spencer Pembroke 12-163=13.6
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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Whitman-Hanson honors state champions during quad meet


Whitman-Hanson honors state champions during quad meet
Whitman-Hanson honors state champions during quad meet

Whitman-Hanson honors state champions during quad meet

Saturday, January 21st, 2017
The Panthers unveiled an eight-member state championship banner in their gymnasium, with some members traveling as far away as Pittsburgh, PA. and Georgia to attend the ceremony.

State Champions
By John O'Callaghan
The Enterprise
Saturday was more than a wrestling match for Whitman-Hanson.

The Panthers unveiled a banner honoring eight products of the school's wrestling program who captured state titles throughout the years. Some honorees traveled from as far away as Pittsburgh and Georgia to attend the ceremony.

The individuals honored were Steve Wright (1984, 107 pounds), Kevin Broderick (1988, 145), Matt Krebs (1991, 112), Sean Dynan (1994, 152), Eric Runci (1994, 1995, 130 and 135, respectively), Ryan Kerrigan (1995, 103), Nathan Dineen (2001, 171) and Ben Dineen (2002, 171).

"You look up at that banner and you see those state champions. That's an indication of an incredible amount of excellence and hard work," Whitman-Hanson athletic director Bob Rodgers said. "Those student-athletes accomplished something that is so hard to do, to win a state championship in any sport, but especially in an individual sport like wrestling. ... It's great that they're going to be recognized forever in this gym now. Their names are going to be up on that wall forever."

Wright praised the Whitman-Hanson program as a whole, especially the latest installment.

"We like to try and come back and show these kids that if they work hard what they can do," Wright said. "They're a great bunch of kids. They're well-coached. It's a great program."

Broderick, who was the Panthers' coach the past four years before Gary Rabinovitz took the helm this season, credited his predecessors who made an impact on his career.

"It started with coach Ron Brown (72-37), who got things going, and he was an excellent coach with a lot of wins," Broderick said. "Then Robert Gay (271-60-2) took over and got most of those 500 wins, I would say. And since then, teams have just been filling it out."

Someone who benefited more than anyone from the coaching was Nathan Dineen, who has the most wins in school history with 125. But he is more proud to be a member of a storied program and the relationships that have been molded because of it than he is of his individual honors.

"For me, it's about just being part of this program, it's not about individual accomplishments, but kind of carrying on a legacy," Nathan Dineen said. "(The program has) great people, great coaches, it's a program that I think does things the right way, teaches the right values, and I think wins are secondary to that."

Ben Dineen said the sport allowed him to feel closer to his brother, Nathan, as well as how the sport enabled him to grow as an individual.

"(Wrestling) did so much for me when I was in high school," Ben Dineen said. "It taught me so many lessons. It really brought me together with my brothers and I made a lot of friends from the team and I still carry those lessons I learned through wrestling in my life today. ... The whole thing just had a very positive impact on me."

Ben Dineen said there was no better way to get involved with wrestling than seeing his brother have a high amount of success on the mat.

"I got to learn from (Nathan) as he was tearing it up," Ben Dineen said. "Him being the all-time winner, I always knew he was going to be (successful) because of the way he wrestled. He always had a trick up his sleeve."

Being reconnected to the team has made Ben Dineen feel as though he can participate in helping the younger generation of Panthers.

"It makes me want to participate in the program,'' Ben Dineen said. "It makes me want to go to a practice and help out and maybe pass on whatever knowledge I might have to the kids here."

Rabinovitz said that recognizing the champions has been in the works for quite some time now.

"It's been a long time coming. We've wanted a state championship banner since 2002 was our last state champ," Rabinovitz said. "We just couldn't get it done. Bob Rodgers, our athletic director, finally really agreed that it was something important for the program that we should do this."

Nobody appreciates the level of tradition of the wrestling program has more than Rabinovitz, who has been involved for over 40 years, having competed in the program's first year of existence in 1977.

"Every one of our coaches and volunteer coaches are alumni from this school," Rabinovitz said. "Here at Whitman-Hanson, it means a great deal to everybody to keep coming back and giving back to the program. It's really growing very well right now."

On top of the celebration, there was wrestling, as Whitman-Hanson (6-10) went 1-2 on the day in a quad match with North Quincy, King Philip and Sharon.

The Panthers started out on the right track as they defeated the North Quincy, 36-24. Winners included Ben Cordingley (pin 3:12, 132), Steve Osborne (pin :38, 170), Alex O'Roak (pin :15, 182) and John Will (pin 1:54, 220).

Whitman-Hanson fell short against King Philip, 48-12, with wins coming from Jake Filicicchia (pin :45, 113) and Matt Rock (pin :48, 120).

The Panthers got a first-hand look at how skilled Sharon is as they lost, 54-18. The three winners for WH were Filicicchia (pin :20), O'Roak (pin, 1:20) and Will, with the fastest pin of the afternoon in 12 seconds.

John O'Callaghan may be reached at jocallaghan@enterprisenews.com. Follow him on Twitter Dr JO'Callaghan

Patriot Ledger article
Copyright © 2017 Whitman-Hanson Panther Wrestling, All rights reserved.






Saturday, January 21, 2017

1/14/17 WH/SL girls varsity hockey

Whitman Hanson/ Silver Lake girls varsity hockey team beat Franklin in a non league game today 10-4 at Rockland Ice Arena. WHSL was led by Mel McAleer with 3 goals and 3 assists, her 3rd goal was her 100th goal of her high school career. Mary Kate Webb added 2 goals and 2 assists, Hannah Tracy had 2 goals and an assist, Alyssa Murph had a goal and an assist while Colleen Hughes and Sophia Dauksevicz added goals. Melissa Crone made 32 saves in the win.  WHSL next game is Wednesday 1/25 vs. Boston Latin Academy at 5:30 pm at Matthews Arena in Boston.

Whitman-Hanson Wrestling Quad




The Whitman-Hanson Wrestling team started the day with a special celebration of prior State Champions and the unavailing of a new State Champions Banner . The Panthers went right to work after the ceremony with a victory against North Quincy finishing the match with by the score of 36-24.  Winners for the Panthers included Ben Cordingley at 132 pounds with a pin in 3:12.  Next up was 170 pound Steve Osborne with a pin in just :38.  In the 182 class, senior Alex O'Roak made quick work of his opponent in just :15.  Finishing up at 220 pounds senior John Will pin his man in 1:54 of the first period. 

Next up was a very experienced King Philip team.  The Panthers ended up on the loosing end of a 48-12 score.  Winners for WH included at 113 ponuds Jake Filicicchia with a pin in :45 of the first period.  At 120 pounds freshmen Matt Rock followed up with a pin in :48.  

In the last round of today's quad meet the Panthers fell to Sharon high school 54-18.  The winners for Whitman-Hanson were Jake Filicicchia with a pin in :20 seconds, Alex O'Roak with a pin in 1:20 and John Will with the fastest pin of the day pinning his opponent in just :12 seconds.

The Panthers are currently 6-10 on the season and travel to Plymouth North on Wednesday for a Patriot League Divisional Meet.


Photo by Bob Rodgers

L to R
Kevin Broderick -1988
Steve Wright - 1984
Nathan Dineen - 2001
Ben Dineen - 2002
Ryan Kerrigan - 1995
Eric Runci - 1994 and 1995
Gary Rabinovitz Head Coach
Mark Snyder Assistant Coach

Friday, January 20, 2017

Girls and Boys Basketball sweep Quincy

Quincy - WH girls (6-5, 4-4) defeated Quincy 65-49 on the road on Sr Taylor McVeigh (7-10) career high 19 points. Sr Sophie O'Brien had 16 points and So. Kathryn Dunn chipped in with 12 points and 5 assists. The Panthers held Quincy to just 2 points in the 4th quarter. 8 players scored for the Panthers.

Whitman- Junior Sean Leahy had 11 points while leading a suffocating defensive attack  to lift Whitman-Hanson to a 46-36 win over Quincy in a battle of the top two teams in the Patriot League.  Senior captain Nikko Raftes was the high scorer for the Panthers (8-2, 6-1) with 15.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

1/14/17 WH/SL girls varsity hockey


Whitman Hanson/ Silver Lake girls varsity hockey team tied Canton in a non league game today 2-2 at Canton Ice house. WHSL was led by Mel McAleer with 1 goal and 1 assist, Alyssa Murphy with a goal and Hannah Tracy with an assist, Melissa Crone made 19 saves in the tie.  WHSL next game is Saturday vs. Franklin at 3:30 pm at the Rockland Ice Rink.

Fwd: WH Gymnastics 1/17




Gymnastics: Whitman-Hanson vs Pembroke/Silver Lake & Plymouth 1/17/2017

Whitman-Hanson (120.55) suffered a tough tri-meet loss to both Pembroke/Silver Lake (129.7) and Plymouth (121.3) last night.  

Vault was WH's strongest event last night with Sarah Bombadier posting the 2nd highest vault of 8.5. Kaylee Torpey had the 5th highest vault score with an 8.3. Jade Brown's 7.9 was the 6th place vault score. Chloe Wilson posted a 7.5 for the 8th highest vault score. 

Sarah Bombadier and Kaileigh Gordon shared the 7th place bar score with a 7.0. This was 

Erin McCoy led off beam with a beautifully stuck routine and her season high score of 7.2.  Kaylee Torpey (8.1), Sarah Bombadier (7.9), and Kaileigh Gordon (7.8) placed 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively. 

On floor, Kaylee Torpey (8.05), Kaileigh Gordon (8.0), and Sarah Bombadier (7.8) placed 5th, 6th, and 7th respectively. 

Sarah Bombadier placed 5th in the all-around competition with a 30.95. Kaylee Torpey continues to improve putting up her season high all-around score last night with a 30.95 for 6th place.

It was a night of several wobbles and bobbles by Whitman-Hanson, but also a few uncanny low scores on excellent routines that could have secured the win over Plymouth should the scores have been more typical. The team will use this as motivation, and we look forward to our rematch with Plymouth next Friday night, January 27th.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Girls Basketball Tops BR

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> WH (5-5, 4-5) defeated BR 50-35. Sr Sarah Saccardo led the Panthers with 13 points (3 3's). Sr Taylor McVeigh had 10 points and Sr Kylie Corr (9 pts) was 3-3 from deep.
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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Panther Wrestling Co-Captains win Weymouth Invitational




It was a great day for the Whitman-Hanson Senior co-capatians Jake Filicicchia and John Will, as both wrestlers places First in their respective weight classes at the annual Weymouth Invitational held on Saturday January 14th.
Both wrestlers were seated second in their weight classes and upset their opponents in the finals.  Jake, wrestling at 113 pounds had to go to the 3rd overtime at 4-4 and won on criteria.  This was one of the most exciting finals of the day.  John Will wrestling in the 220 pound class was not to be denied as he revenged an early season loss to his Boston Latin opponent 5-1.  This was the first tournament championship for both wrestlers.  Also placing 6th for the Panthers was 132 pound wrestler Ben Cordingley.  Ben wrestled very well today and deserved his 6th place finish. 

Place Winners photo
L to R
Coach Rabinovitz, Josh Baker, John Will, Ben Cordingley, Jake Filicicchia, Coach Baker, Coach Snyder

1/14/17 WH/SL girls varsity hockey




Whitman Hanson/ Silver Lake girls varsity hockey team beat Norwell in a league game today at Rockland ice rink. WHSL was led by Mel McAleer with 2 goals and 2 assists and Hannah Tracy with a Hat trick. Also scoring was Alyssa Murphy and MK Webb. Melissa Crone made 24 saves in net. WHSL next game is Monday morning at 10am against Quincy / North Quincy at the Quincy youth arena.