The spring athletic season will be starting soon and it is important that everything is in order if you plan to participate. Please check your email for the signup list which was sent out Friday. If you do not see your number it means you are not signed up. You can sign up at whathletics.com . If you do see your number, please make sure you have all of the required elements. You must have a valid physical on file with the school nurse. The physicals expire 13 months from the day it was performed. We have no latitude with this rule so check your date and make sure you never have a lapse of coverage. Also, all students must take the concussion pre-test. If it does not show you having it complete you can do so at whathletics.com . Please be aware that 50 percent of students fail the first time because they are not in a quiet room or have other distractions. You have to give the test your undivided attention and once started you cannot pause or refresh the screen. You may not participate in your spring sport until you have passed the test.
All students and at least one parent should attend our spring pre-season meeting on Tuesday March 23rd at 7:01pm on zoom. At that time, we will be discussing a lot of important information. We were just approved to begin a little earlier than the previously published 4/29date. Each coach is allowed to select 3 days of practice each week from 4/5 to 4/18. The coaches are working now to formulate how they want to use those dates. They will be optional and they are not open to anyone playing a fall 2 sport. You also may not quit your fall 2 sport to go to these workouts. Fall 2 athletes, regardless of whether they are still on the roster or not, may not start spring sports until 4/29.
The meeting on Tuesday will begin with a brief athletic presentation and then each team will go into their own breakout room. Please make sure you attend. The invite information was sent via email on Friday.
In on the field action this week, it was a tough one for the football team as Marshfield made an impressive Patriot League debut by beating the Panthers, 41-12. Cam Burroughs hit Will Stafford on 4th and goal for a 7 yard touchdown run and Will Frazier has a 4 yard TD run to account for the Panther scorers. WH travels to Plymouth North Friday at 6pm.
The top medal winner in the Patriot League Fall 2 Girls Indoor Track and Field Meet #2 was Junior April Keyes with 15.25 points. April placed 1st in both the 55 Meter Hurdles and the 300 Meter Dash. April also scored in 55 Meter Dash, Long Jump and as a member of the 4 x 200 Relay team. With 15 points, Junior Captain Myah Kamperides won both the Mile and 2 Mile events and was also the top Long Jumper. Savannah Kamperides, only a Freshman, finished 3rd for the second week in a row with 11 points, scoring in both the 300 and the Mile along with winning the 55 Meter Dash, and Senior Captain Hailey Minicucci scored in the 300, 55 Hurdles and Long Jump to place 4th overall with 7 points. The team saw 14 Personal Records set this week and will be looking ahead to more improvement in the weeks to come.
The boys team improved last week as 30 PRs were accomplished through the trials. Top scorer for the second week was junior Jake Caterer 21.25 points. Jake won 4 events and ran on the varsity 4 x 200 relay. Junior Jacob Donovan returned this week from and injury scoring 12.25 points, highlighted by a very fast 55M sprint and strong shot put. Theo Kamperides won the Mile and Two Mile. Liam Cafferty won the 1000. Chase Baker scored 8 points and Gordon Johnson came back running strong this week to score 6.25 pts. Our season is all about improvement and the most improved athlete last week was James Molito who improved in 5 events.