One of the casualties of the covid restrictions was the creation of our own swimming team. After learning that Middleboro was dissolving our co op partnership, we reached out to several area schools about forming a new co op or just creating our own team. We do have some promising leads for next year, but due to covid we couldn’t find a place to run a program and we were left without a team. We are very appreciative that Middleboro stepped up and allowed our existing students to remain with the team. For those girls, its been a great season as they finished first in the South Shore league meet. Katelyn Sweeney scored 20 points scoring points in the 200IM and the 100 Back. Also great swims from Erin Tilley and Mariella Crowley.
Our girls hockey co op with Silver Lake, WHSL also had a tough year with covid. The girls were not able to play many of their games due to various covid situations. But they did return on the season and had several big wins. In the Patriot Cup matchup on Saturday it was an epic battle with Hanover/Cohasset. Both goalies played great all night. The shootout ended up 1-0 as we just could not get one by their goaltender. It was a strange year but Ms. Jamieson (Silver Lake’s Athletic Director) and I appreciate the dedication and effort of all the coaches and players this year and look forward to a “normal season” next year. Thank you to our 9 graduating seniors.
The boys basketball team wrapped up the regular season Patriot League title with a perfect 9-0 record for the first undefeated regular season in school history. In the opening round of the Patriot Cup, the Panthers advanced to the semifinals by beating North Quincy, 68-58 behind a career night from Junior Amari Jamison who poured in 26 points with 6 three pointers. Senior Captain Nate Amado added 18 while Juniors Ryan Vallancourt and Malcolm Alcorn Crowder each had 9. The Panthers have now won a state best 33 straight and will put that streak on the line Thursday night in the semifinals.
The girls basketball team played a great game for three quarters on Friday in the opening round of the Patriot cup before being shutout in the final quarter which allowed Scituate to rally to a 51-45 win. The Panthers were led by Junior Abby Martin who tossed in 15 points. The Panthers are still alive though as the now play a quarterfinal game against Hingham at home on Tuesday at 6pm.
The boys hockey team saved its best hockey for the end of the season. After winning their final two regular season games, the Panthers opened the Patriot Cup by beating Pembroke, 4-3. Sophomore Matt Solari had a hat trick and the fourth goal. Senior goaltender Bobby Siders turned away 32 shots. Unfortunately, the season came to an end in the second round losing at Plymouth North , 4-3. Once again, Solari had the fire power with 2 goals and Willis had the other. Siders made 29 saves. A big thank you to everyone in the program (students, coaches and parents) for handling all of the modifications so well. The record really doesn’t tell the story as this team battled from day one until literally the final second of the season.
The gymnastics team is competing in its final meet today before participating in the league meet tomorrow. Results for both will be posted on twitter.