The second full week of winter high school sports at Whitman-Hanson is in the books and here is where each squad sits thus far.
Boys’ basketball (2-1) opened its week with a 64-30 thrashing of Patriot League foe North Quincy Tuesday, Dec. 20. Jacob Hanson-Bartlett led W-H with 14 points and 12 boards as senior captain Nikko Raftes chipped in 13 points en route to victory. On Thursday, the Panthers battled Hanover down the wire but with time running out the Indians heaved up 30-foot 3-pointer to top W-H 52-49.
Girls’ basketball (2-1), behind 10 points and 12 boards from captain Sophie O’Brien, powered past North Quincy 54-29 Tuesday, Dec. 20. Chloe Roberts added 11 points, Kylie Corr chipped in nine as Erin Leahy had nine assists in the win. The girls were back in action Thursday, falling to Martha’s Vineyard by the final score of 52-39. Captain Taylor McVeigh paced the Lady Panthers’ attack on both ends of the court, registering 11 points and eight rebounds in the loss. The game was deemed an exclusion contest, meaning it does not count against W-H’s record.
Girls’ hockey (2-0-1) skated to a 2-2 tie against Cohasset/Hanover Wednesday, Dec. 21. [See related story].
Boys’ hockey (0-4) continues to improve. After surrendering three goals in its first game of the season, the squad has allowed just five over its past three outings. In its game this week, a 2-1 loss to North Quincy Wednesday, Dec. 21, Owen Lydon found the back of the net for W-H’s first tally of the young season.
Boys’ track (0-2) competed in the Patriot League Open Holiday Meet Friday, Dec. 23. Jack Ryan took sixth overall in the 300-meter dash with a time of 39.18 seconds and qualified for states with his first place finish in the 1-mile at 4:39. Joey Coletti finished sixth in the 600-meter dash at 1:33. In the 1,000-meter dash, Lukas Moscoso (2:47) and Ian Duffey (2:49) finished second and fourth respectively. Andrew Newman captured sixth in the 1-mile with a time of 4:51. In the shot put, Riley Holland won with a throw of 39-foot-4 and still holds the league’s top throw at 40-foot-9. Brian Edwards matched his personal best 6-foot high jump leap for a first place finish, qualifying him for states. 18 Panthers registered their best performances thus far.
Girls’ track (1-1), in the Patriot League Open Holliday Meet, was led by Alexandra Santos, who finished first the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.77 seconds, which is the top score in the Patriot League. Santos also finished second in the long jump with a leap of 16-foot-3 ½. In the 300-meter dash, Lily Nolan placed fifth at 44.91 seconds, Olivia Morse was the runner-up in the 600-meter dash at 1:46, Nicole Norve won the 1,000-meter dash at 3:14 to qualify for states, Julia Cosgrave took fourth in the 1-mile at 5:42 and Olivia Reed placed second in the high jump at 4-foot-11 to qualify for states.
The Wrestling team (3-6) fell to Boston Latin 51-6 Wednesday, Dec. 21. Jake Filichicchia was the Panthers’ lone winner, defeating his opponent with a pin in the 113-proud weight class.
Gymnastics (0-2) lost its meet to Hingham 117.8-112.5. Sarah Bombardier captured first place on the vault with a score of 8.0, placed second on the bars at 6.9 and third on the floor at 8.0. Kayley Torpey led W-H on the balance beam—finishing second with a score of 7.7.
Girls’ swimming (1-1), which co-ops with Middleboro, was victorious in its first meet of the season by the final of 88-68 over Rockland Tuesday, Dec. 20. W-H’s Sabrina O’Connor scored a 131.67 on the 1-meter dive and captain Pheobe Bonney captured first place in the 500-yard freestyle. On Thursday, WHAM fell to Cohasset 102-66. Nikki Kamerides continues to improve in the 100-yard backstroke as the freshman posted her best time yet.