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by Robert Mingolelli   I referenced Chinese Professional Baseball being played in Taiwan in the Groton Herald sports page last week. The CPBL league due to start on March 14 was postponed and then scheduled to start April 12 with no spectators. From May 8, spectators were allowed and I...
As an avid or even a once-a-week golfer, most try to improve their golf game. I found an interesting, informative and understandable article on a golf site that I would like to share with those who might be interested.      Practice and repetition is important but there is much more. How long...
by Connie Sartini   At their virtual meeting with Parks Commission, Hazel Grove Agricultural Association (HGAA), Sargisson Beach Committee and Country Club, Groton Select Board wrestled with opening each of these areas, and if they were to be safely opened, how would it be done and what was...
By Robert Mingolelli   How does a sports writer keep the sports page interesting in these times with no games, matches, or events being played? I mean, there are only so many times you can show photos of golf course closed, athletic fields closed, tennis courts closed. You get the idea. Some...
Phase 1 of the state’s reopening was effective on Monday, May 18. Some area sportsman’s clubs received messages from Gov. Baker’s office and their respective police chief that they could reopen while maintaining safe, social distancing practices during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. That means...
Future Bruin? Groton resident Henry Anderson and his father Dave spend their evenings honing their hockey skills at Groton-Dunstable RHS. Photos by Robert Mingolelli

Midfielder Zach Cotoni. Courtesy photo

 

By Robert Mingolelli   The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) is proud to recognize the 2020 Del Malloy Sportsmanship Team, which was announced by the league.      The Del Malloy Sportsmanship Team is composed of one student-athlete from each sponsoring institution and is selected by...
The latest update for reopening recreational sports was held on May 18, 2020. Massachusetts governor Governor Charlie Baker stated recreational sports would be allowed back in stages beginning on May 25.      Each of the four phases outlined by Baker will last no fewer than three weeks. Moving...
The 2020 Bay State Summer Games were canceled for the first time since its debut in 1982, it was announced Monday. The health and well-being of a projected 5,000-plus athletes, in addition to officials, coaches, medical staff, and other volun- teers were the determining factors in the fight...

At the Groton Country club, these three golfers demonstrate the new normal at golf courses, face coverings and social distancing. Photo by Robert Mingolelli

 

By Robert Mingolelli   Groton Country Club General Manager/Head Golf Professional Shawn Campbell, following Governor Charlie Baker’s directives, opened GCC Friday, May 8, ten days earlier than many golfers expected. Bob Anderson, Rick Salon, Mark Hickey and Andy Palmer took advantage and...

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