Football fans got some good news this week as the MIAA approved the "Fall 2" season which will give our students a chance to play football from February 22nd-April 25th. There will be no post season but there could potentially be a one week league playoff of some kind, but that has not yet been decided. What we do know is we intend to try and get the teams to play every team in our division once. The exact schedule will be worked out and finalized over the next couple of weeks. To read more about the protocols and modifications you can visit www.miaa.net. Any student who would like to play should have their parents fill out the online permission slip at whathletics.com . We will also be offering indoor track in this "Fall 2" season. The actual events though are likely to be taking place outdoors but we hope to run the indoor events but just do them outside.
Now to this week's update.
The girls basketball team dropped a tough one at home on Monday but bounced back nicely to win their next three, beating Duxbury, Hingham and Silver Lake. The girls avenged Monday's loss to Hingham by winning on the road, 54-42. The Panthers were led by senior captains Reese Codero (12 points) who knocked down 4 three pointers and Rylie Harlow (12 points). Junior Megan Stone chipped in with 9 points off the bench and knocked down a big three pointer late in the fourth quarter to keep Hingham at bay. On senior night today, every player scored, including all 4 seniors, to lead WH to a 20 point win.
The boys basketball team keeps rolling along winning both of their games this week. In Friday's senior night contest, senior co captains Cole Levangie (17 points) and Nate Amado (15 points) powered the Panthers to a 69-57 win over Hingham to improve to 6 and 0 and open a 2 game lead in the race for the league title. The low post duo of Malcolm Alcorn Crowder (15points, 9 rebounds, 4 blocks) and senior Ryan Vassil (8 points, 7 rebounds) dominated inside. The Panther started 5 seniors in the game. In Tuesdays win at Duxbury, Junior guard Ryan Vallancourt drilled 5 three pointers. The Panthers will hit the road this week travelling to Plymouth North on Tuesday and Marshfield on Friday.
After a long wait, the girls hockey team final returned to the ice on Saturday and even though they lost, 5-1 to Notre Dame, it was a great day to see the kids back playing. The team had been shutdown for the previous 3 weeks ( week 1 because of a WH covid shutdown and weeks 2 and 3 because of SIlver Lake's covid shutdown. Senior captain Caleigh Tompkins scored our lone goal while short handed. Kat Gilbert played a very good game in net for WHSL. The girls are also playing tonight and we will post those results on twitter @whathletics.
The boys hockey team keeps battling even though the wins are hard to come by. The Panthers are a young squad after graduating much of their firepower from last year's sectional semifinal team. The Panthers lost to Scituate on Friday, 4-0 but Bobby Siders was still tremendous in net stopping 38 shots. Coach Rob Peters says he is very proud of the compete level from his team as they are fighting hard in every game. The team returns to the ice against Silver Lake tomorrow at Hobomock.
The Whitman Hanson Varsity Gymnastics team had another great meet this afternoon. The girls scored a 121.75. They improved their team score on both vault and beam!
Highlights include senior captain Madison Scaccia's explosive 8.3 vault and freshman Emma McKeon's beautiful vault 8.3 and smooth bar routine with an 8.1. Senior captain Savannah Poirier had a clean beam routine with an 8.1 and sophomore Riley Getchell had another solid 8.2 beam routine. The meet finished with freshman Khloe Drake and sophomore Sarah Regan's beautiful floor routines both scoring an 8.0.