Our first full week of all fall sports (except football and cheerleading which have moved to a new season in February) is in the books and we are very appreciative of all the hard work of all involved to make this a reality. Our coaching staff has adapted well to all of the new restrictions and modifications with the understanding that the most important aspect of this season is to make sure the students have the opportunity to be a part of their team once again.
Parents also have been understanding with the limitations set forth regarding attending games. We did have some good news at the end of the week as some sports will now allow parents to attend away games as well. Please be aware of the following:
- In order to attend games, whether home or away, you must be wearing a school issued lanyard. This lanyard must be visible. Please be respectful of staff who may ask to see it.
- Volleyball parents may only attend home games at this time. This is due to the EEA guidelines regarding indoor events. All other sports, parents may attend away games provided they are wearing their lanyard at all games except at: Plymouth North, North Quincy and Hanover. These three towns are still exploring their options regarding allowing spectators from other towns and we will update you when we get more information.
- At all events, spectators MUST wear a mask and remain at least 6 feet (Preferably 12 feet) away from the next group. You may sit with the people from your household, but you may not sit or stand with others. Please be respectful of this requirement as it is intended not just for your own safety but for those around you.
Now lets give you an update on how some of our teams did this week
- The Whitman Hanson Girls' soccer Team opened the season with a 4-0 victory over visiting Notre Dame of Hingham. After a scoreless first 20 minutes WH opened the scoring when Kelsee Wozniak took an Olivia Borgen feed dribbled the keeper and fired it into the open net. 5 minutes later Kayla Cassidy fired a shot from 18yds out to give the Panthers a 2-0 lead. In the third period Wozniak added another while Lauryn Fostello finished off the scoring. The defense of Ava Melia, Emily Leitch, Makenna Marshall and Abby Carew was solid in front of keepers Kylee Colclough and Reese Codero who split the goalkeeping duties.
- Whitman- Hanson boys soccer travelled to league opponent Duxbury on Friday. Both sides played a spirited game, and both were able to adapt to the new rules. At halftime the score was tied 0-0, and the game was very equal up to this point. In the 60th minute junior Jack Allen scored a one time volley from Peyton Collins to make the score 1-0 for W-H. In the 74th minute Peyton Collins scored from a direct free kick 25 yards out to make it 2-0. Duxbury fought hard to get one in the 80th minute, and they made it very interesting in the end; but W-H held on for the win.
- Whitman Hanson volleyball fell to Notre Dame Academy 0-3 (24-26, 18-25, 12-25) in last night's season opening, non-league, game. The first set was the closest, 24-26, however, despite the Panther's valiant effort, they could not keep their lead. Junior Izzy Baker made her first varsity appearance and started all three sets. For the third and final set, Baker switched to libero. This was Baker's first time as libero, and she did not disappoint. Junior Abby Martin was another crucial member in the battel against the Cougars. Martin was one of the team's leaders in kills, picking up right where she left off from last season. The Panthers record is now 0-1; they are back in action on Tuesday when they face Marshfield.
- The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country downed Silver Lake at home 16-45 on Friday. Senior Theo Kamperides (16:51) led the way for the Panthers on the 5K course. Others scoring for the home team were SR Liam Cafferty (2nd, 17:55), JR Nathan Tassey (3rd, 17:59), JR Gordon Johnson (4th, 18:54), and SR Andrew Bergin (6th, 19:58.)
- Whitman-Hanson Girls Cross Country (0-1) fell to Silver Lake Regional (1-0) on its 5K (3.1 Mile) home course Thursday afternoon 25-32. Top finishers for the Panthers were Junior Captain Myah Kamperides (3rd, 20:59); Junior Captain Anna Flynn (4th; 22.23), Senior Isabelle Amado (5th; 22:36); Senior Captain Bryn Miller (8th; 23:45) and Junior Sarah Boulger (12th; 24:58.)
- The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey team dropped their opener to Silver Lake, 2-1. Lakers' forward Antonia Lerardi scored the first goal in the second quarter. The Panthers pushed the Lakers defense back in the second quarter, but not enough to capitalize. The Panthers got a goal in the third from Junior forward Lauren Dunn to tie the game. The game went end to end until Lerardi scored again late in the fourth quarter.
- The WH Panthers golf team faced the Duxbury Dragons at the Duxbury Yacht Club for their fourth contest on the season, but were defeated 232-275 to fall to 0-4 on the season.
Senior Captain Aidan Miller was again the team medalist with his 4 over par, 40, with senior Graham Stewart and junior Pat MCBroom followed closely each with a 6 over performance.
The team will rest up and practice hard this weekend, as they have an uphill climb next week with three away matches against some strong competition.
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