Sunday, November 10, 2013

Weekly Update

Before I begin with my weekly update I have two reminders for Panther Nation.  This Wednesday night, November 13th, is our Winter sports parent night.  This year we are inviting all parents, whether their children play sports or not, to join us.  After a brief presentation about some important athletic information, there will be an informative program geared toward helping parents deal with the issue of teenage drug and alcohol use.  We believe this program will be unlike anything we have presented in the past and truly believe it can help our students in a very meaningful way.  Doors open at 5:45pm.   This event is for parents only – students will not be admitted.
Also, next Saturday night, November 16th the athletic department is holding a major fundraiser with a concert by Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan.  Tickets are available online at .  These types of fundraisers are essential to sustaining our athletic offerings.
And now to our update……
1)      The football team battled to a 20-20 tie with Falmouth on Friday night in the final home game for seniors.  Senior Charlie Murphy blocked the game winning extra point with 2:45 left in the game to preserve the tie. The Panthers had some chances to win it but could not put the ball in the end zone. Nick Smith and Zach Downey led the way offensively hooking up on a 46 yard bomb to put the Panthers ahead in the 3rd. Nick Smith had a 4 yard touchdown and James Intravaia a 2 yard run to cap off the scoring. Murphy, Anthony Polito, Cole Berthlette, Conor Campbell had great nights defensively. All of the seniors and parents were honored before the game in an on field ceremony.  Next up is Sandwich on the road Friday night.

2)      Our senior cheerleaders and their parents were also honored before the game on Friday as well and then rested up for the Patriot League championship which was hosted at Whitman-Hanson on Sunday.  The girls did not disappoint as they blew away the competition to win another league title.  The girls qualified for Regionals with their performance today which means they will be competing next week.  Follow us on twitter for more information.

3)    The boys and girls cross country teams had excellent showings at the Eastern Mass Championships on Saturday in Wrentham.

The girls came in 7th place overall...with 219 points.

12- Kelsey Tierney & earned a medal...and qualified as an individual for the state meet.
41- Abbie Newman
47- Sam Coletti
57- Megan Concannon
62- Shawna Ryan
69- Caroline Mulrey
109- Tori Hadden

5 of the 7 girls ran career bests and Kelsey Tierney ran a perfect race, finishing in 12th place, earned a medal, as well as a trip to the State Meet.  This group had a great season...undefeated Patriot League Champs for the 7th year in a row...and 6 of the top 7 will return next year.
Congratulations on a great season girls...and best of luck to Kelsey at the State meet!!!

The boys came in 4th place overall...with 168 points...and took the last qualifying spot for the state meet.

7- Brian Sheppard ...and earned a medal
17- Sam Evans
31- Tyler Durant
43- Pat Brett
70- Steve Smart
73- Lukas Moscoso
75- Jayson Keenan

The boys brought their A-game today! They got out in position and executed the race to perfection. This was truly a team Brian Sheppard earned a medal for his 7th place finish...and all seven boys ran career bests. Best of luck Saturday at the State Meet!!!

4)    At halftime of the football game Friday night, we continued with the recent tradition of running our parade of champions.  All of last year’s league champions were honored by being presented with their championship banners.  The champions included: Fall Cheerleading, Winter Cheerleading, Girls Soccer, Boys Cross Country and Girls Cross Country (the girls also received their Eastern Mass Championship banner).

5)    After the game on Friday night, the captains council ran their first ever “5th Quarter” a program designed to give our students something productive to do in a safe environment free of drugs and alcohol.  More than 160 students gathered for a movie night in the PAC where they watched Monsters University while enjoying free popcorn, generously donated by the Patriot Cinemas in Hanover.  The captains will run another “5th Quarter” event sometime next month.

Bob Rodgers
Athletic Director
Whitman-Hanson Regional High School
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Whitman, MA 02382
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