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Chris Volante (right) and Jerry Helsing (left) rack up the miles on the Rail Trail during their regular training session with Volante Running."Not only is he my coach, but he's one of my best friends" - Jerry Helsing, Client. Photo by Matt Detora.

by Matt Detora As the sun set over the Groton Rail Trail, Coach Chris Volante and Pepperell Auxiliary Police Sergeant Jerry Helsing began their regular training session with Volante Running. Chris Volante is a three-season Varsity Head Coach for Groton Dunstable's Cross Country, Indoor, and Outdoor...

Groton-Dunstable senior Jenna Beauchain and sophomore Zach Romich put the time in at coach Phil Unger's Strength and Conditioning Club held this past summer. Photo by Robert Mingolelli

 "The GD Strength and Conditioning Club" presented through the Groton-Dunstable Community Ed Program is coordinated by Phil Unger, a Physical Education/Health teacher at Groton-Dunstable High School. This is the 12th year he has run the program. The purpose is to give high school or soon to be high...

Groton Dunstable hires James Creed as head coach of the varsity football program. Photo: Wicked Local; Matt Frazer

Groton-Dunstable Regional High School is pleased to welcome James Creed as the Head Coach of the Varsity Football Program. Coach Creed formerly headed the Nashoba Tech program, where he remains the school's Dean of Students. He'll be taking over a GD program coming off a 2-9 season, but will be...

Girls D1 U16 winners of this year's Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer League (NVYSL) Photo by Nancy Ohringer

Nashoba Cup held at the Cow Pond Fields this past weekend.

Pictured, from left to right:  Front Row: London Casavecchia, Alexa Hardy, Emma Shortsleeve, Alyssa Peeters, Captain Mia Trawick and Leah Sheintsvit.

Back Row:  Asst. Coach Andy Casavecchia, River Solomon, Cassie Prechtl, Lindsay Ketelhohn, Camryn Lesser, Hannah Stark, Captain Ava Buchman, Estella Johnston, Savannah Kuliesis, Asst. Coach Sten Peeters and Head Coach Miles Salyer.

Not pictured: Claudia Dutile, Emerson Mcadam, Kylee Palmer.  The hard work and determination of these girls has paid off as they’ve earned a spot in the Mass Tournament of Champions (States)!

The girls finished the season winning the NVYSL Championship and taking home the trophy. Their job is not yet done as they’re ready to now take on the best in MA this weekend at MTOC at the MYSA (MA Youth Soccer Assn.) fields in Lancaster!

The Groton-Dunstable Boys 7/8 soccer team won the Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer League (NVYSL) championship on Saturday night with a 5-1 victory over Littleton. Courtesy photo.


Goals were scored by Liam Richard, Zach Ouellette (2), Fynn Frazier, and Sebastian Chavez-Lozano. Pictured from left to right: Coach Chris Duane, Andrew Lyon, Sawyer Brumbaugh, Matthew Bullwinkel, Andrew Kuliesis, Greyson Duane, Zach Ouellette, Cormac Kahwati, Liam Richard, Cullen Cheeks, Spencer Pitkin, Josh Hodgkins, Noah Boldebook, Coach Gareth Ouellette, Toben Miller, Sebastian Chavez-Lozano, Matthew Cain, Fynn Frazier, Shane Carrier, and Forrest Rivard. *not pictured - Jonah Gaboriault. Photo by Meredith OuelletteBoy

The Groton-Dunstable and North Middlesex Boys Co-op Volleyball team finished 7-11, with tough wins over Algonquin, Wachusett, and Fitchburg. Cam Barlow was awarded the team's Prime Award, and Wendall Packard earned the Patriot Award for the North Middlesex based Co-op team. Jake Richards is the only graduating member of the 2022 team, and the Boys Varsity Volleyball team will look to return an experienced team to the court in 2023. Photo by Glen Shapland


Seniors Katherine Shea (left), Zoe Bellipanni (right), and Kristin Kuchel captained the 2022 Varsity Lacrosse Team. Photo by Steve Lieman

The GD Girls Varsity Lacrosse team wrapped up their season last week with a 17-11 loss to Dartmouth in the MIAA Division 2 Tournament. The Crusaders graduated a talented senior class, whose leadership and chemistry on the field kept the team composed and organized in numerous close games. Although...

Isaac Zhang wins 2022 Mid-Land-Wachusett League MVP Award. Photo by Ellie Petros

Isaac Zhang Stats Batting: Avg: .582 OBP: .689 HR: 3 RBI: 30 Hits: 32 Triples: 3 Runs: 22 SB: 20 Pitching: Wins: 6 ERA: 1.16 K: 86

The Track and Field Coaches congratulate some of their graduating seniors. Back left to right: Connor McEleney, Coach Chris Volante, Coach Mae Kovacs, Coach Charlie Sebastyn, Moriah Scharn, Danielle Thompson, Maddie Prechtl, Ben Lyon. Front row left to right: Maddie Kelly, Siena Salyer, Kimmie Harding, Eilish Ferrara, Lindsey Earle, Jenna Beauchain. Photo by Nancy Ohringer


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