Homecoming weekend is fast approaching and we want to give everyone a quick update. As of this writing, we are still under the dusk to dawn curfew. Assuming this holds through this Tuesday, the football game will be moved to 3pm on 10/5. This is also SAT Saturday so it is certainly not the ideal situation but there are not many other options. We will make an official announcement regarding the game on Wednesday. The dance will remain on Saturday regardless of whatever happens with the football game.
That same weekend we will welcome our first class of Whitman Hanson Athletics Hall of Fame inductees. The banquet will be held at Pembroke Country Club on Sunday October 6th at 5pm. Tickets may be purchased at www.whathletics.com .
Samantha Mewis, Class of 2011, Soccer
Sean Conover, Class of 2002, Football, Basketball and Track & Field
Noel James, Class of 2009, Football, Basketball and Track & Field
Dennis Lozzi, Class of 1970, Football and Track & Field
Mike Frisoli, Class of 1989, Football, Wrestling and Track & Field
Shayna Ross Micol, Class of 1996, Soccer, Basketball and Track & Field
Rob Clifford, Class of 1991, Football, Basketball and Track & Field
Bob Bancroft, Football
Jim Daley, Girls Basketball
Kevin Black, Boys Cross Country, Boys Indoor Track and Boys Track & Field
Sue Moss, Student-Athlete, Teacher, Coach and Athletic Department Assistant
Here is the latest from all of our teams….
1) Our girls soccer team still sits atop most of the polls after starting the season 5-0. The balanced scoring and strong defense make them a formidable squad. The On Friday, the Panthers beat Silver Lake on the road, 5-1. Kelsee Wozniak got things started when she broke through the Laker defense and slid the ball past the keeper just 1:23 into the match. Silver Lake responded with a goal of their own before Anna Sullivan put the Panthers back on top. Nora Manning and Zoe Cox also struck for goals in the first half as Whitman Hanson built a 4-1 lead. Olivia Borgen (3 assists) finished off the scoring in the second half to account for the 5-1 final. Ava Melia, Sam Perkins, Courtney Woodward and Erin Wood were all strong defensively helping keepers Kylee Colclough and Reese Codero earn the victory. Abby Carew, Alexis Billings and Delaney Hall all turned in strong performances.
2) The boys soccer is in the playoff hunt and should remain there all season with a lot of young talent which is balanced by some outstanding seniors. The team currently sits a 3-3-1 after falling to Silver Lake on Friday, 3-1 at home. Senior captain Jason Brodeur accounted for the only Whitman Hanson goal scoring on a penalty kick. The highlight of the week was a 3-0 home win over Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday. W-H got onto the board with less than 8 to go in first half with senior captain Jason Brodeur scoring on a strong effort and assisted by sophomore Adam Sousa. To start the second, junior Joel Arsenault passed a free kick to junior Peyton Collins for the second for W-H. Not too long after Senior Jason Brodeur scores his second off a header on a free kick from junior Joel Arsenault.
3) The volleyball team is halfway to a post season berth picking up their 5th win of the season on Friday defeating Plymouth South 3-1 in a league game. Sophomore Lily Welch was unstoppable with 12 kills and 12 solo blocks; this is a season high for Welch. Senior Marissa Connell matched Welch with 12 solo blocks, and junior Delaney Rowell was another force at the net tallying 7 kills; the Panther’s front row was unstoppable in tonight’s match. However, the front row couldn’t have done it without their star setter, junior Caileen Hurley, who tallied an impressive 24 assists. Whitman Hanson is now 2-2 in the league and 5-2 overall. The girls are back in action on Monday when they travel to Silver Lake.
4) The field hockey team is stil searching for its first win of the season but despite the record, the girls are working hard and sticking together. On Thursday, the team fell to 0-5-1 after losing to Silver Lake, 3-1. The Panthers scored early in the game thanks to Christina Short’s first goal of the season. The Lakers answered back immediately with a goal of their own to tie the game. The Lakers took the lead right before the half to make the score 2-1.
5) The WH golf team earned their third win on the season Thursday to improve to 3-4 overall defeating the Quincy Presidents, 259-318. Captain Matt Korzec found his swing and got back to his old ways by finishing as match medalist with an impressive even par 36, while fellow captains Ian Brown and Brian Fox both finished with a 6 over par. Finally, senior Christian Hall made his varsity debut contributing to the win with his 12 over par. Up next is a trip to Duxbury on Tuesday.
6) The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country team improved to 2-0 with a close win at Plymouth North (1-1) Wednesday afternoon. James Doherty took first overall for Plymouth North on the 2.65 Mile course in a time of 13:58, followed by the Panthers Theo Kamperides in 14:07. Three of the next 4 spots went to Whitman-Hanson's Brandon Hager (4th,15:02), Nathan Tassey (5th, 15:07) and Adam Solari (6th, 15:18) to seal the victory. Also scoring for the Panthers was Chris MacDonald (9th, 15:32.)
7) Whitman-Hanson Girls Cross Country fell to 1-1 on the season in a loss at Plymouth North (1-1) Wednesday afternoon 27-29. The Panthers Myah Kamperides placed first overall on the 2.65 Mile course in 17:16, but Plymouth North took 4 of the next 5 spots. Tori Boss took 4th overall in 18:53 for the visitors, while Tori Carleton (7th, 19:21), Anna Flynn (8th, 19:24) and Bryn Miller (9th, 19:25) rounded out the scoring for Whitman-Hanson.
8) The football team got off to a slow start on Saturday afternoon in New Bedford spotting the Whalers to an early 14-0 lead on a couple of controversial plays. The Panthers got back into the game with an impressive third quarter drive capped off by a 2 yard touchdown run by CJ Guiliani. You can see the entire drive on our Instagram page (search WH Athletics). But New Bedford would come back for the final two scores of the game for the 27-7 victory dropping the Panthers to 0-3. Jason Murphy was 21-32 passing for 117 yard with Jonathan Zeidan catching 7 passes for 50 yards. Defensive Joe McStravick and CJ Guiliani had 7 tackles apiece. Up next the Panthers travel to Silver Lake on Saturday.