Panther sports post a .722 winning percentage in first week of action.
Boys’ cross country struck first into the Week 1 win column and many followed, as the teams at Whitman-Hanson Regional High opened the fall season with a combined 6-2-1 record.
Boys’ cross country (1-0) began the season with a 24-36 victory over Pembroke on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Panthers finished in nine of the top 11 spots, led by a second-place finish from sophomore Theo Kamperides at 15:41.
Girls’ cross country (0-1) didn’t have the same luck against Pembroke and fell 15-45 on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Senior captain Maeve Mc-Donough was W-H’s top finisher with a time of 19:21.
Field hockey (1-0-1) opened the fall with a 1-1 tie against defending Patriot League Fisher Division champion Scituate on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Sophomore Delanie MacDonald supplied WH’s goal. … On Friday, with roughly two minutes remaining and the score deadlocked at 0-0, sophomore Lauren Clark potted the winner for W-H as it took down EastBridgewater, 1-0.
Football (1-0) routed Marshfield, 41-13, Friday, Sept. 7. Senior captain Ethan Phelps led the offensive onslaught with 187 total yards and four touchdowns (two rushing and two receiving). Senior captain Quinn Sweeney recorded 10 tackles on defense.
Golf (1-0) got off on the right foot with a 239-285 triumph over North Quincy on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Senior captain Owen Manning carded a 2-over-par 36 to lead the Panthers. … W-H had its match against Plymouth North the following day postponed due to the rain and lightning.
Boys’ soccer (1-0) defeated defending Division 4 South Sectional champion Cohasset, 2-1, Saturday, Sept. 8. The Panthers jumped out to a 2-0 in the first half on goals from junior captain Jason Brodeur and sophomore Brad Pelissier and held on. Senior Nolan Clack registered two assists in the win.
Girls’ soccer (1-0) — behind a hat trick from freshman Kelsee Wozniak — opened the season with a bang, topping Notre Dame Academy (of Hingham), 5-1, Wednesday, Sept. 5. Freshmen Nora Manning and Olivia Borgen added goals and sophomore Alexis Billings had two assists.
Girls’ volleyball (0-1) fell to Rockland by a 3-0 final Thursday, Sept. 6. The Bulldogs took the sets by scores of 25-19, 25-19 and 25-20.
*Express weekly roundups consist of games from Monday to Saturday.