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Unidentified kayaker relaxing, no stress here! Photo by Robert Mingolelli


Cyclist finds the rail trail and Harry Rich State Forest ideal for exercising. Photo by Robert Mingolelli.


by Robert Mingolelli   The MIAA high school fall sports season will begin on Sept. 18, 2020. In order to shorten traveling time between schools, the Midland-Wachusett League as we know it has been changed. “Our “POD” is made up of Groton-Dunstable, Littleton, Ayer-Shirley, Tyngsborough and...
Local sports writer Ken Blanchette passed away recently at the age of 70. He started writing in 1985 through 2012. His love for high school sports was obvious and ran deep. It gave him the opportunity to spotlight high school athletes.      In 2001, Ken and I met at the professional level. “Let...

Congratulations to the 2019 Groton-Dunstable girls field hockey team and coaches Rachel Connerty and Hannah Mason, for being named 2019 recipients of the Central Mass. Field Hockey Officials Sportsmanship Award! Pictured with Carol Kronopolous, the field hockey umpire who implemented the award in 2013, are the 2019 captains: Hannah Erickson, Emily Hauk, Emily Miller and Noelle St Germain. The Crusaders' Head Coach is Rachel Connerty.

Groton residents Jane Barrett, Nancy Capallo and Lyda Budys competed in the Massachusetts Women’s Senior Amateur Championship played at South Shore Country Club in Hingham.      “It is really fun playing in this championship as it allows me to play at really nice, mostly private, long and...

It's not easy playing 18 holes in the hot sun but someone had to do it! Jack Feeney, Rick Salon, Bob Mingolelli, Andy Palmer, Bill Beresford and Paul Egan relax after their round at the Woods of Westminster. Photo courtesy of Dan Bartkus


by Robert Mingolelli   25) Training Aid      It helps a golfer figure out if they are squaring the putter face at impact, which is crucial to having more success on the greens. TIBA      Putt was invented to help golfers easily perform this drill, and to track if the putter is staying...
The MIAA requested and has received guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) with regards to high school Fall Sports Guidelines. Latest updates on the guidelines say that high school sports are broken into three categories: Lower Risk, Moderate Risk and Higher...
Week of 8/25 1st: Team 3, 32 Rick Salon, Marty Moore, Connie Grabowy, Bill Norton   2nd: Team 5 35 Bill Ennis, Bill Beresford, Paul Egan, Sandy Ehllinger   3rd: Team 1 35 Andy Palmer, Walt Cinsavich, Judy Anderson, sub Jane Steinberg

Front row L-R: (Groton Minors Team 1): Tommy Pauly, Leighton Manning, Patrick Twomey, Carter Houle, Cameron Colburn, Max Creek, Aidan McMeniman, Jacob Tolwinski, (Missing: Rylan Engstrom, Quinton Morse, Colin O’Brien) Middle row (Groton Minors Team 2): AJ Timmins, Trevor Bettencourt, Anthony Yafrate, Logan McCormick, Joey Yafrate, Josh Knittel, Maddox Foley, Luke Andjus, Cole Sachos, Kellan Ali (Missing: Henry Anderson, Mason Bearer) Back row coaches: Kurt Andjus, John McCormick, Sean Ali, Nick Yafrate, Jason Tolwinski, Eric Pauly, Pat Colburn, Cameron Creek. Photo by Robert Mingolelli


by Robert Mingolelli   Last Wednesday evening I took in a baseball game between two Groton-Dunstable youth baseball teams in the Cal Ripken League, Minors Division West at the Cow Pond complex. It is always enjoyable for me to watch the kids at this stage and then as they advance through...

Rachel Romich

by Robert Mingolelli   Rachel Romich is the daughter of Patrick and Sallie Romich and grew up in Groton with brothers Ryan, Kyle, Corey and Zachary, and sister, Rebecca. Rachel was a student at Groton-Dunstable before transferring to Bradford Christian Academy in Haverhill, MA for her junior...


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