The regular season for fall sports ended Sunday when field hockey and girls soccer played their final games of the season. However, this does not mean that we do not have more action ahead. The MIAA will be releasing the post season seedings in the coming days and many of our teams will be competing. Here is the breakdown of when the seedings will be held:
Volleyball = Monday, November 1st at 10:00am
Football = Monday, November 1st at 12:00pm
Field Hockey = Tuesday, November 2nd at 12:00pm
Soccer = Tuesday, November 2nd at 12:00pm
If you would like to get a sneak peek at where things PROBABLY stand you can go to this link in the Boston Globe - https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/high-schools/?p1=BGMenu_Sections
The top 32 teams in each division plus all teams that finished .500 or above qualify for the post season.
Our football team, even though they did not qualify will still play two “non playoff” games and those will be announced on Monday.
Our cheerleaders are 2 and 0 this season in their competitions after winning at Bridgewater Raynham on Sunday. The team will host the Patriot League championships on Sunday 11/7 at 10am where they also hope to earn a berth in the regionals.
The boys soccer team will not be playing in the post season, but I did want to take a moment to commend the hard work the boys put in and I was so proud that they stuck together and recorded one of the most exciting wins of the fall when they beat Duxbury in what was the Panthers final home game of the season. Senior keeper Ethan Smith put on a show with one spectacular save after another finishing the game with 16 saves. The goals were scored by Jack Allen (1 goal, 2 assists) and Adam Sousa (2 goals) while Jayden Stafford had one assist for W-H. Captains Sean McAlpine and Jacob Donovan were solid on defense while Ben Allen also played great for the Panthers.
The cross country teams had their Patriot League meet postponed on Saturday due to the storm but it is being made up with the boys running Monday and the girls running on Tuesday. Good luck to these hard working student athletes.
Finally, it is all star and awards time and we will be posting the full list soon. While these awards are great, sometimes it creates hard feelings when someone feels like they deserved the honor but didn’t get it. These decisions are always difficult and while its disappointing when someone we thought would get recognized doesn’t, it is important to keep it all in perspective. All teammates should take pride in knowing that no one becomes an all star or an MVP on their own. It takes the entire team to get them there so be happy to share the awards and honors as a team.
Bob Rodgers, Athletic Director
Whitman Hanson Regional High School
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Whitman, MA 02382
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