Abington High School

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For the high school in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, see Abington Senior High School.
For the successor of Abington High School, Wigston, Leicestershire, England, see Abington Academy.
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Abington High School
Location
201 Gliniewicz Way.,
Abington, MA 02351
Information
Type Public
Established 1906
Principal Mrs Teresa Sullivan
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 584
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Green & White          
Mascot Green Wave
Rivals Whitman-Hanson, Rockland, Mashpee, East Bridgewater
Average SAT scores 520 verbal
516 math
498 writing
1534 total (2015-2016)[1]
Newspaper The Green Wave Gazette
Website

Abington High School is a public high school located in Abington, Massachusetts. It is located at 201 Gliniewicz Way and has an enrollment of 584 students in grades 9–12. The school's mascot is the Green Wave and the school colors are Green and White. Abington High School is known best for its outstanding football program, which has won four state titles and seven league championships since 2002. Gliniewicz Way was named after Richard Francis Gliniewicz born December 12, 1947 and was killed in South Vietnam on May 31, 1969. He was a 1966 graduate of Abington High School.

Athletics[edit]

Football[edit]

Abington is well known for its athletics program and most notably its football program. Abington has been referred many times as "The Cream of the Crop" in Southeastern Massachusetts. The football team has won four State Championships (2002, 2005, 2012, 2014). They have also won ten South Shore League Championships in 1975, 1981, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2013. They have also had three undefeated teams in 2006, 2008, and 2012. All of these accomplishments have come under the tutelage of legendary head football coach Jim Kelliher, who has been at the helm since 1971. Abington has also recently won state championships in baseball (2009) and basketball (2009). Abington is also well known for the longtime chant of "Green Wave Pride" or GWP, which is labeled on the football helmets and jerseys as well as the football field and on every other sports jersey in the school.

Abington's football team won its third state championship in school history in 2012. they defeated St. Mary's High School of Lynn, Massachusetts in the Division 4 State Championship by a score of 14–8. Abington also capped an undefeated season in 2012 with the win, ending the season with a 13–0 record.

In 2014, the Green Wave once again advanced to the state championship game against Northbridge High School. They defeated league rival East Bridgewater High School in the sectional finals, avenging their lone loss of the season, which was for the South Shore League Large Championship. The Green Wave won its fourth state championship with a 36-6 blowout victory over Northbridge High School on December 6, 2014 at Gillette Stadium.

Abington also set a Southeastern Massachusetts record for football attendance on November 14, 2008, in game against rival Mashpee High School. Both teams entered the game undefeated at 9–0 and ranked in the state Top 25 polls, as the South Shore League title and a playoff berth were on the line. Abington prevailed 14–6 and went on to complete an undefeated regular season. The attendance of the game was recorded at 7,109 and was covered live by all the major Boston area news channels.

Football Accomplishments

  • State Champions - 2002, 2005, 2012, 2014
  • League Champions - 1975, 1981, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013
  • Eastern Mass South Sectional Champions - 2013, 2014

Other sports[edit]

Abington's baseball team won the Division 3 State Championship in 2009. Star pitcher of that team was Stephen Perakslis Jr who is now with the Chicago Cubs farm system.

The girls' basketball team won the Division 2 State Championship, defeating Ayer in 1981. They were cheered on by the famed Bleacher Creature Student Fan Section. The team was selected to the inaugural induction class of the Abington High School Hall of Fame in 2014 with individual inductions of team captain Dorothy Chartier and coach Rich Kelly.

The boys' basketball team advanced to the State Finals in 2009, ultimately falling to state powerhouse Watertown High School.

Abington also has a long-running, successful Ultimate Frisbee Club that plays together every spring against other high school clubs.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 42°07′07″N 70°56′38″W / 42.1187116°N 70.9439332°W / 42.1187116; -70.9439332