Senior Golfer is Second in State
Senior Sophie Morrill finished second in the state golf tournament at Wentworth Hills Country Club June 9. Her score of 74 was just short of the leader, Krystal Knight of Pentucket, who won with a 69.
Lacrosse: Girls Fall in Semifinal, Boys Knocked Out
Girls lax, with a record of 11-4, is seeded 3rd in Division 2 South, earning a first-round BYE. They defeated 6th seed Fairhaven 14-5 at HHS on June 4 to move onto the semifinal, but lost 17-8 to 2nd seed Cohasset to end their tourney run on June 9.
Boys lax, which finished the season 10-9, earned the 8th seed in Division 3 South. They beat 9th seeded Martha’s Vineyard 12-4 in a home game June 1 but they lost to top seed Cohasset on June 3 by a score of 11-8.
Softball Run Ends in Quarterfinal
The winners of the Patriot League (Fisher division) with a 16-4 record, the team earned 4th seed and a first-round BYE in Division 2 South. They defeated 13th seed Seekonk June 4 by a score of 3-1 but lost to 5th seed Bellingham in the quarterfinal June 7.
Baseball Falls in First Round
Despite a rocky season, the team earned a spot in the tournament under the Sullivan Rule, which allows a team with a losing record to qualify if it plays most of its games against bigger schools but had at least a .500 record against opponents in its league. Unfortunately, the squad ended its tournament run with a 4-0 loss to fifth-seeded Norwell on June 5.
Track and Field: Runner Competes at States
The track team, which saw Emma Buckley and Dan Padula both set school records in the 100 m dash in the regular season, sent several athletes to the EMASS Division 4 state meet June 3. Buckley finished 4th in the 100m and 6th in the 200m. She competed in the 100m in the All-States Championship on June 6.
Niamh Kenney took 5th place in the two-mile run, Stephanie Flynn finished 12th in the mile, and Amanda Lawlor finished 11th in the half-mile. Emily Sweeney finished 6th in the pentathlon, which includes the shot put, high jump, long jump, 100 m hurdles and 800 m run. Junior Sarah Miller came in 8th in the long jump.
For the boys, Padula came in 12th in the 100m dash.
Tennis: Girls Lose in First Round, Boys Fail to Qualify
Girls tennis, which was seeded 17th with a record of 9-9, faced Sandwich for its first playoff on June 5. Unfortunately, the team lost 4-1.
Boys tennis struggled this season, finishing with a 1-17 record.
Rugby Looks to Next Year
Hanover’s new rugby team had a strong first season, ending with a 5-2 record. The team hopes to make tournament next year when it officially becomes a varsity team, according to junior Padraic McDonough.
Athlete of the Year Award
Jack Buckley received the HHS Athlete of the Year Award at the annual boosters sports rally on June 1. According to Athletic Director Scott Hutchison, Jack was a state leader in scoring, a Patriot League All Star and an All-Scholastic for the Patriot Ledger, Boston Herald, and Boston Globe. As a senior this year, Jack lead his basketball team to their first League Championship in over 20 years and their first State Tournament victory in over 10 years.
Athletics Paragon Award
Also at the boosters rally, senior Michael McLeod received the HHS Athletics Paragon Award for Overall Excellence in athletics, academics, leadership, and character. Michael is a three-sport captain, three-sport Scholar-Athlete, as well a young man of great integrity, according to Hutchison.