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At an earlier meeting, the Board of Directors originally had approved a full state tournament. On Wednesday, March 17, during a short virtual meeting, the MIAA Board of Directors voted to extend the postseason to state semifinal and full state tournament for the 2021 spring season. The board also...

Senior Zach Elmasri clears 5' 8" in the high jump during a track and field practice meet. Photo by Robert Mingolelli

 

Volleyball • (3/31/21) GD 3, South Lancaster Academy 0      A whole team three-set win for GD over SLA. The Crusad- ers received excellent play from junior Emma Kenney with two aces, 10 kills, and a hitting percentage of .421. Junior Sydney Barlow continued her strong play and has 59 kills...

Cam Watelet, a senior at Groton-Dunstable Regional HS, recently signed his letter of intent to swim and continue his education at the University of Maine. Photo by Robert Mingolelli

 

by Robert Mingolelli   Cam Watelet, a senior at Groton-Dunstable Regional HS, recently signed his letter of intent to swim and continue his education at the University of Maine. Cam’s parents, Deb and Lee, and the family have taken pleasure traveling throughout New England, attending swim...

In a recent football game, Groton Dunstable senior Dougie Tompkins (#13) makes a great catch against St. Bernard defenders. Photo by Ed Wenzell

 

With wonderful grace, balance, athleticism and strength, Groton Dunstable senior Sydney Barlow serves in recent game volleyball against North Middlesex. Photo by Robert MIngolelli

 

Volleyball GD 3, No. Middlesex 1      What usually happens when NM and GD compete in volleyball? Intensity and highly competitive play from two talented, well-coached teams.      On March 24, it was no different as the scores in the first three sets indicate. NM won the first set 25-23. GD...

Groton Dunstable junior Tommy Raymond (#50) goes all out making a decisive tackle in the Crusaders' opener against St. Bernard's. Photo by Robert Mingolelli

 

By Robert Mingolelli   Groton-Dunstable opened its football season against St. Bernard’s on Saturday, March 20, at Nashoba Valley Tech, Westford. St. Bernard’s Tyler Thibodeau, running for 155 yards and a touchdown, led the visitors past GD, 27-14. An excellent Central Mass. powerhouse with...

2021 Groton Dunstable Girls Varsity Volleyball team. Photo by Heather Barlow

 

If you’re a new to volleyball looking to expand your knowledge, I hope this helps. This is the 1st in a series to help expand your understanding of the game.   • Pass - The first contact after a serve is considered a “pass.” • Set - The second contact (after a pass or dig) is considered a “...
Last week, Massachusetts high school athletes and coaches were pleased when the MIAA’s Board of Directors voted to approve sectional tournaments for the 2021 spring season. There was also the possibility that the post season could be expanded to include traditional state semifinals and finals....
Volleyball • GD 3, Ayer Shirley 0 “Every member of the Var- sity team contributed to a solid effort in beating Ayer/Shirley 3-0, 3-0. Naomi Rodman, Emma Kenney, and Katie Eberhardt’s serves were instrumental in the sweep” said GD varsity volley- ball coach Heather Barlow. Sets for GD were 25-...

Zach Elmasri leads a trio of 440 runners in a practice session. These athletes are literally flying! Photo by Robert Mignolelli

 

The Groton Dunstable indoor track and field program includes 32 girls and 20 boys. Not pictured are participants out getting their running in. Because of COVID-19, practices are being held outdoors. Coaches Kate Manley, Chris Volante and Tracey Lewis (not pictured). There will be four T&F meets...

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