We have just started a new semester and this is a great opportunity for a new beginning. Student athletes should always remember that academics are our top priority and playing sports is a privilege that is extended to those who are meeting their responsibilities in the classroom. The new eligibility list will be released on Wednesday and in order to continue with winter sports AND to be able to try out for spring sports, students must have 5 passing grades from semester 1 (only full credit classes count – school service for example does not count).
We are entering the home stretch of the winter sports season and many of our teams are poised to make the state tournament.
Boys hockey had an impressive win on Saturday dominating the defending state champion Plymouth South Panthers, 7-1. Josh Hagan netter the hat trick while Josh Pike, Ed Scriven, Chris Stoddard and Josh McDonald also scored. Jack Allen, Mike Savicje, Kevin Willis and Ed Scriven played well on defense. Bob Siders earned the win in net. The Panthers improve to 7-6-1 overall. The team is back in action Wednesday night at 7:50pm against Silver Lake at Hobomock Arena.
The girls hockey team earned a hard fought 2-2 tie in Plymouth last night. Emily McDonald and Maddie Soule both scored. Alyssa Murphy and Abbey Powers both picked up assists. The girls will host Scituate on Wednesday at 7:30pm at Zapustas Arena.
Whitman-Hanson Wrestling Hosted a quad meet Saturday and came away with 2 big wins and one loss. WH 42 Rockland 30, WH 48 Nauset 34 and Hanover 57 WH 18 to finish the day. 7 wrestlers went 2-1 on the day lead by Steve Brooks with 2 pins at 152 pounds and Christian Schneider also with 2 pins at 195 pounds. Other wrestlers with 2 wins included Myles McInnis at 113 pounds, Bethany Ralph at 120, Alex Rapoza at 126, Damari Goldsmith Greene at 138 and Tyler Cullinan at 160 pounds. Next up for WH is a home meet on Wednesday January 30th.vs. Duxbury.
Whitman Hanson Girls Track (0-5) lost a close one to Plymouth North 54-46 Wednesday evening at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center. Individual winners for the Panthers included Sophomore Anna Sullivan (2 Mile), Senior Captain Ally Bartlett (55 Hurdles), Senior Dorothy DiMascio-Donohue (Long Jump) and Junior Courtney Woodward (600 Meters.)
The boys track gave a very good Plymouth North Team everything they had with some outstanding performances but fell short, 60-40. Winners for the Panthers included Theo Kamperides In the 2 Mile, Billy Martell the Shot Put, Brandon Hager Mile, Kyle O'Brien 600 and the 4x200 team of Sean Kukauskas Billy Martell, Scott Mateus and Pat Bui.
The boys and girls track teams will not shift their attention to preparing for the Patriot League meet on February 8th.
WHAM Swimming continues to have a great season. The boys beat Rockland 79-73 to improve to 5-4 while the girls moved to 7 and 2 on the season with an 89-84 victory over Rockland. Maddie Navicky did awesome in all three relays as she continues to be one the best swimmers on the south shore. Mariella Crowley got her personal best time in the 100 back and in the fly. Katelyn Sweeney also did her best personal time in the 100 fly. Abby Bonney was solid in the 50 free also gaining her personal best time. Lillian Graham turned in her best personal time in the 50 free, and also was terrific in relay events. Nate Manley came away with his best personal time in the 50 free and also in the 500 free. WHAM hosts Norwell on Tuesday at 4pm.
WHAM gymnastics fought hard Tuesday unfortunately being Marshfield took the win, 127.65-119.35. The girls however had a great meet with their score being the second highest of the season. Erin McCoy had her best beam routine receiving an 8.0. Sarah Bombardier killed it on floor with an 8.4. Next Tuesday will be both Captains (Erin McCoy and Joelle Puopolo) Senior Meet at our home gym MGC. This will be a quad meet with Pembroke/Silver Lake, Hanover & Hingham 7:00pm w/u 7:30 meet.
The girls basketball team had a tough week losing to two outstanding teams (Bridgewater Raynham on Monday and Hingham on Friday). On Friday night at Hingham, the Panthers came back from an 11 point deficit at halftime to get within 4 with 2 minutes to go but just could not get over the hump falling, 39-31. WH had their best defensive effort of the season. Sr Meg Henaghan (12 points) scored 10 in the second half with 4 blocks. Rylie Harlow had 7 points. Kathryn Dunn and Brittany Gacicia combined for 20 rebounds. The girls travel to Scituate on Tuesday and host Bridgewater Raynham on Thursday.
The boys basketball team split a pair this week, easily beating Phoenix Springfield at the basketball Hall of Fame on Monday but dropping a heartbreaker in overtime on Friday against Hingham. The Panthers had a 4 point lead with 27 seconds to go before the Harbormen showed their poise as a senior dominated team to tie the game and force overtime. Joey Depina and Stevie Kelly led the way for the Panthers with 17 points apiece. The boys fall to 10-4 on the season and need one more win to qualify for the state tournament. They host Scituate Tuesday at 6:30pm before welcoming another top 20 team on Friday when they host O’Bryant Friday night in a rematch of the 2017 South Sectional Final.
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