The spring season is off to a great start. Here is the latest on each of our teams and the schedule for the week ahead posted below. Please keep in mind, we post a complete recap of each game on the MIAA app and at www.whathletics.com.
The baseball team is coming just as advertised. Led by an outstanding senior class and a terrific blend of young talent the Panthers have jumped out to a 4-0 start emerging as the top team in the league. This week the team beat Hingham and Marshfield on the road and Silver Lake at home. In the Silver Lake win, sophomore Connor Sottak blasted a towering three run home run. In the Hingham win, senior Bobby Marshall gave up no earned runs on 3 hits while striking out 5 and walking only 1 batter in the complete game effort. Bobby's twin brother Tommy picked up the win against Silver Lake.
The softball team has been one of the best stories of the spring showing an incredible ability to rally. On Wednesday the Panthers beat Silver Lake for the first time in recent memory. Despite being down 3 runs in the 5th the Panthers posted a 10-6 win, Lauryn Meade was the winning pitcher, tossing a full 7 innings striking out five and walking zero. Alli Larkin launched a solo homerun and went 3-4 at the plate. The Panthers also rallied on Friday against Marshfield erasing a 6-3 deficit on a 6th inning 3 run homer by Larkin before winning the game on a wild pitch in the 8th.
The boys and girls tennis teams have shown remarkable improvement. The boys won their first match of the season, beating a tough Silver Lake team, 3-2. The Panthers took an early 2-0 lead, winning both doubles matches. At the1st doubles position, senior captain Cameron Lindsay and his brother, sophomore Zach Lindsay, won in two sets, 6-4, 6-3, while freshman duo Tristan Baker and Nate Burt made short work of their opponents at second doubles, winning 6-0, 6-3. Clinching the victory was junior Will Mulligan who won his match at 3rd singles, 7-5, 6-4. At first singles, junior Aidan Hickey played so great tennis and battled for every point, as did freshman Mateo Santalucia at 2nd singles. Despite losing at Marshfield, Junior Aidan Hickey won in two sets, 6-4, 6-2. Freshmen duo Nate Burt and Tristan Baker continue to play well, winning their match at the Second Doubles spot, 6-3, 6-2.
The girls team also beat Silver Lake this week, 3-2. Rylie Harlow and Nora Rooney won at first doubles 6-1,6-2 and the second doubles team of Erin Tilley and Kyla Faghan won 6-1,6-2!! The third point for WH came from Julia Benvie at number 2 singles.
It was a very close Match and Julia won the first set 7-5 and was down 2-5 in the second set and rallied back to 6-6 so they played a tiebreaker and Julia won the breaker 7-4 to clinch the match for WH.
Whitman-Hanson Wrestling opened up its first ever Spring wrestling season with a Patriot league loss to Silver Lake. The final score was SL 42, WH 24. Winners for the Panthers included Sophomore Aidan Guiliani with a pin in 1:42 at 126 pounds, Senior Captain Damari Goldsmith Green with a pin in 2:25 at 152 pounds. Other winners for WH included Senior Captain Aiden O'Brien at 138 pounds and Junior Captain Pat Collett at 145 pounds.
The Panthers are no 0-1 in the Patriot League and 0-1 overall. Next up is a home match with Duxbury on Wednesday at 4:00pm.
Whitman-Hanson Girls Track and Field (1-0) defeated Duxbury (0-1) in Duxbury Tuesday, 87-49. The Panthers were led by Senior Madison Scaccia, who won both the Triple Jump (30'1") and the 200 Meter Dash (29.41) and Junior April Keyes who had wins in the 400 Hurdles (71.5) and 100 Hurdles (17.77). Other winners for the Panthers included JR Erin Kelly (Mile, 6:14), FR Sky Bucci- Anderson (400, 69.86), SR Captain Isabelle Amado (800, 2:38.8), JR Sarah Boulger (2 Mile, 14:03), JR Isabel Miller (High Jump, 4'10") and SR Captain Hailey Minicuccu (Long Jump, 13' 10".)
Whitman Hanson Boys Track and Field team lost to Duxbury, 87 to 49. Outstanding performances for the Panthers included Theo Kamperides who won the mile and two mile. Chris Blackman won the 400. Chase Baker won the 110 High Hurdles. Jake Cappelletti won the long jump. Whitman Hanson's record is 0-1.
In boys lacrosse, Freshman Connor McCarthy led WH with 4 goals as the Panthers picked up their first win of the season, 7-2 at home against Quincy/North Quincy on Saturday. The breakout and middies both showed that they have come a long way since the beginning of the year, and the very difficult schedule is beginning to pay dividends for the Panthers. Freshmen goalie Ty Galewski was outstanding in net. WH looks forward to taking on Cardinal Spellman at home Monday 5/17/21 at 4PM.
For girls lacrosse It was run and gun in the 4th quarter as Whitman Hanson came back from a 5 goal deficit early in the 4th quarter to earn a. 14-14 tie with Plymouth South. WH had an impressive 7 players who scored goals. Ella Nagle led the team with 4 points - 3 goals and 1 assist. Jackie Keenan, Tiffany Joyce and Maddy Allen all had 3 points - 2 goals and 1 assist. Savannah Poirier and Katie Mulligan each had 2 goals and Julia Majenski had 1 goal. Plymouth South was ahead by 2 goals most of the game until they went up by 5 early in the 4th. The Panthers showed their grit and talent by digging out of that hole to tie the game and hold off a late attack by PS with a save by Ava Barry. The defense improved greatly this game with solid performances from Joli Flamos, returning from injury and Ava Melia. Draw control was by Maddy Allen and Ella Nagle was key to the team's success.
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