At our captains council meeting this week, our student leaders committed to using their influence to help their classmates and teammates recognize how disrespectful and disappointing the recent Tik Tok challenges are. Along the same lines, we are challenging all students to help keep our school clean. If you see trash around our facility, please do your part and pick it up. If everyone pitches in, we can keep our school looking great and in the process we are doing the opposite of the silly Tik Tok challenge.
Here is a rundown of the exciting week of Whitman Hanson athletic action:
- The boys soccer team turned in the most exciting moment of the week when Adam Sousa turned what looked to be a sure loss into a hard fought 2-2 tie with Hanover when he drilled a 35 yard laser beam with just 3 seconds to play. Adam also had the other goal of the game for the Panthers who have 2 ties and 1 loss in their three games this season. The defense led by by captain Jacob Donovan and fellow senior Ethan Smith continues to play well.
- The girls soccer team suffered a 3-1 setback this week on the road at Plymouth North but quickly bounced right back by beating Hanover 1-0 on the road Friday. Just 2 minutes into the second half Kayla Cassidy took a Liv Borgen feed and fired the ball into the lower corner of the net. The Panthers continued to pressure but were unable to put anymore on the board. Makenna Marshall, Megan Bizier, Emily Leitch and Skylar Jordan all played well defensively in front of keeper Ava Patete (7saves) who picked up the shutout. The long awaited matchup with Hingham takes place Monday night at 6:30pm at Whitman Hanson.
- Whitman-Hanson volleyball defeated Plymouth North 3-1 (25-21, 25-9, 11-25, 25-20) in their league match. The Panthers started off strong, winning the first set and second set. Freshman Caroline Gray was consistent throughout the match with 23 serves, 2 of them being aces. Gray also tallied 18 assists, 7 assisted blocks, and 2 solo blocks. Senior Captain Abby Martin also tallied 7 assisted blocks and 7 kills, too. Fellow senior Captain, Lily Welch, had 7 kills, while senior Anna Stone was not far behind with 5 kills. The Panthers are back in action on Monday when they face Hanover.
- The Whitman-Hanson Field Hockey Panthers played to a 3-3 tie with West Bridgewater. The Panthers went up 1-0 in the first quarter with a goal from Senior Captain Olivia Phelps. The Wild Cats were able to net 2 goals in the second before the half to take the lead. The Wild Cats scored in the third to take a comfortable 3-1 lead. The Panthers dominated the third period offensively and Senior forward Ally Ayers scored her first of the season. Ally Ayers tied the game up in the fourth with a second goal. Both teams continue to attack each other offensively for the remainder of the game.
- Whitman Hanson golf is still searching for their first win of the season after losing to league favorite Hingham Harbormen at South Shore CC, 306-236. Hingham's high powered line up was too much for the Panthers, but senior captain Pat McBroom led his team with a 4 over par, 40.
- The Whitman-Hanson Football team lost their home opener to the Foxboro Warriors 38 to 0 Friday before a packed crowd, many of whom were sporting their favorite Hawaiian outfits. Leading the way on offense for the Panthers was Junior Will Frazier who carried the ball 11 times for 53 yards. On defense, the linebacker duo of junior Evan Casey and senior Jake Guiliani combined for 13 tackles, including 3 tackles for loss. The Panthers face off against the Rockland Bulldogs Friday at home.
- The Whitman-Hanson Boys Cross Country team (1-1) fell to host Marshfield (1-0) 21-39 Tuesday afternoon. Top finishers for the Panthers were Senior Captains Nathan Tassey (3rd, 16:53) and Gordon Johnson (4th, 17:10) along with Sophomore Logan Bourgelas (9th, 18:09.)
8. Whitman-Hanson Girls Cross Country (1-1) lost at Marshfield Tuesday afternoon 15-50. Marshfield placed the first 7 runners for the win. Senior Myah Kamperides (8th, 20:14) and Freshman McKenna McCarthy (9th, 20:24) had good outings for the Panthers.
- It will be a while before our cheerleaders have a completion but they had a great week too. Friday they welcomed the future cheerleaders for a clinic, pizza party and a joint cheering adventure on the sideline.
Once again a reminder the miaa app and miaa website is no longer the place for the schedules.
We use arbiterlive.com. You can get a direct link to the WH page at www.whathletics.com. Here is a look at the week ahead.