Sunday, February 12, 2023


 An email was sent out to all parents last week with information about the spring athletic season which begins on Monday March 20th.  Please visit and click on the tryout checklist link for more information.

The girls basketball team will be headed to the banner for the second straight year after clinching at least a share of the league title this week by beating Duxbury overcoming an eleven point deficit in the second half to win, 48-42. The Panthers locked in on the defensive end and held Duxbury to just 4 fourth quarter points. Senior captain Caitlin Leahy finished with a game high 16 points. Sophomore Taryn Leonard chipped in with 10 and Freshman Jenna Mishou added 8 off the bench. The team is now 12-6 overall and 12-3 in the Patriot League and can win the title outright Tuesday night when the Panthers host North Quincy.  It is also senior night and while the team has only one senior, it is a special one.  Captain Caitlyn Leahy will be honored before the game for her tremendous four year career.

Whitman-Hanson Wrestling traveled to Bridgewater Raynham for the D2 South Sectionals Saturday and came away with 3 Champions, 4 seconds and one 4th place finish. Winning Championships for WH included Sophomore Charlie Lussier at 106 pounds with an impressive 3 pins on the day. With these 3 pins, Charlie now holds the WH ALL TIME SINGLE Season pin record with 33. Charlie is now 39-1 on the season with the team lead of 33 pins. Sophomore Christian Grimaldi wrestling at 113 pounds and went 2-1 on the day with 1 pin and a major decision. Christian finished 2nd for WH. Christian is now 32-11 on the season with 24 pins. Freshmen PJ Katz wrestled at 120 pounds going 3-2 on the day with 3 pins to secure a 4th place finish and a trip to the State Tournament. PJ is now 23-4 on the season with 17 pins. Junior Austin Gamber wrestling at 132 pounds earned a Sectional Championship by pinning 2 and winning one by decision. Austin is now 28-9 on the season with 21 pins. Wrestling at 138 pounds was Senior Captain Braden Kain. Braden went 2-1 on the day and finishes 2nd. Braden had 1 pin and one tech fall. Braden is now 43-4 on the year with 31 pins to his credit. With todays 2 wins, Braden is now tied for the most SINGLE SEASON WINS IN WH HISTORY. Senior Captain Aidan Guiliani wrestling at 145 pounds went 2-1 on the day with 2 pins. Aidan is now 37-4 on the season with 27 pins. Wrestling at 170 pound was Sophomore Champion Cooper Lussier going 3-0 on the day with 2 pins and a decision. Cooper is now 7-0 with 6 pins on the season. Rounding out the winners for WH was Senior Captain Maddox Colclough at 285 pounds. Maddox finished in second place with 3 pins. Maddox is now 32-7 on the season with 26 pins. The final wins on the day came from Junior Jacob Metivier at 152 pounds going 2-2 on the day with 1 pin. Jacob finished his season at 12-19.

Whitman-Hanson finished a respectable 3rd place at the Sectionals with 186.5 points. BR won the tournament followed by Plymouth South.

The Panthers travel to Milton HS on Friday and Saturday February 17-18 for the  Division 2 State Championships. 

Whitman Hanson Gymnastics had a great end of the season Saturday at the Patriot League meet. The team placed 6th overall and had several top 10 finishers on individual events.

Senior captain Steph Braga placed 10th all-around with an excellent 8.3 floor routine. Junior Morgan Astuto placed 4th on vault with an 8.4 and senior captain Riley Getchell placed 4th on beam with an 8.2. Other highlights include freshman Paige Happeny’s 9th place finish on bars and 10th place finish on floor with an 8.4. Senior captain Sarah Regan placed 9th on beam and sophomore Katelyn Ferraro was unable to finish the meet due to an ankle injury, but had an amazing 8.35 floor routine. The girls really worked hard and improved every step of the way.  We couldn't be more proud of the way they competed and carried themselves every step of the way.

The Whitman-Hanson Girls Track team finished 10th overall in Friday's Patriot League Championship at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.  There were a number of notable performances, including four qualifying times for next weeks Division 3 meet. Savannah Kamperides finished 3rd overall in the 600 with a time of 1:46.39.  Sydney Pires placed 5th overall in the Long Jump with a leap of 15’ 10.75”.  McKenna McCarthy qualified in the One Mile with a time of 5:38.98 and Sky Bucci-Anderson improved in her One Mile race to finish in 5:37.96.

Sydney Pires placed 2nd overall in the 300 Meter Dash in a time of 45.64. The 4 x 400 team of Savannah Kamperides, Anne Tilley, Gabrielle Amado and Sky Bucci-Anderson finished 5th overall, as did the 4 x 800 team of Chloe Handlin, Riley Marshall, Hannah’s Battell and Emma Daley.

The Whitman Hanson Boys Track and Field Team participated at the Patriot League Meet this evening and many of the boys had their season best performances. The boys 4 x 400 team composed of Senior Captain Noah Roberts,  Junior Bobby Silva, Senior Captain Anthony Pires and Junior Logan Bourgelas finished 5th running their fastest time of the year 3:42.85 and qualified for the MIAA State Meet.  The 4 x 800 team of Junior Logan Bourgelas, Senior Captain James Molito, Junior Shane Johnson and Junior Alex Kehayias finished in  9:11.14 for  third place. Junior Jake Cappelletti jumped 18'7.25 " to finish 10th. Freshman Ben Andrews ran a personal best in the two mile run and finished 8th. Junior Alex Kehayias ran the 1000m in 2:52.53  a personal best for 12TH and Senior James Molito completed the 1000 in a personal best 2:53.84 for  14th place.  Junior Logan Bourgelas set a season best time in the 300M 39.31 for 9th place. Junior Jake Cappelletti had a personal best in the 55 Hurdles 9,92,  13th place and Junior Bobby Silva had a personal best 7.29 sprint finish in the 55m dash. We are looking forward to seeing which of these fine performances will qualify the panther boys to participate at the MIAA State Meet.

Boys hockey had just one game this week and lost 3 to 2 to Silver Lake.  Silver Lake started the scoring off in the first with a goal from the point, but the Whitman Hanson Panthers scored right back with a goal from Joe Culley to make it 1-1. 
Silver Lake added another goal in the first, but WH came right back with a goal from Matt Solari to make it 2-2 to end the first.
Silver Lake added a goal in the second to take a 3-2 lead. They kept their lead through the rest of the game beating the Panthers 3 to 2.
The Panthers are 9-7-1 now and will host Hanover at home next Wednesday.

Our young girls hockey team continues to have a great season. They tied Plymouth Saturday, 3-3 as Camryn Dematos scored twice.  The team is now 10-5-1 and will take on Hingham this week.

The boys basketball team moved into a first place with Marshfield with a 69-51 win over the Rams Friday night.  Freshman Isaiah Bean Brittain recorded a double double with 21 points and 13 rebounds while junior Evan Yakavonis (11 points) hit three 3-pointers.  It was the team's best defensive effort of the season with a total team effort led by Ryan Baker (shutdown Marshfield's leading scorer) Drew Daley, Cam Burrows (10 points) and Cole Champignie.  The Panthers can clinch the league title with a win Tuesday night on the road against a very tough North Quincy team.

Our cheerleaders have been hard at work and will compete for the league title at Plymouth North Friday night at 7pm.

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