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With steely grit in his eyes and a determined effort, senior Kyle Plausse charges into the end zone for a TD in a recent scrimmage against Lunenburg . Photo by Robert Mingolelli

 

By Robert Mingolelli   Football Pre-Season Finn Bernard, at quarterback,      “I thought we definitely did some good things but still have things to improve on,” commented GD varsity football coach Tom Sousa regarding the team’s scrimmage against Lunenburg last Thursday.      “...
At a meeting held on Friday, March 12, the MIAA Board of Directors voted 18-0 to approve sectional tournaments this spring. There is also the possibility that the post season could be expended to include traditional state semifinals and finals for sectional championships. The board agreed to...

Brandon Wiercinski

 

By Robert Mingolelli   Groton resident and senior at Lawrence Academy, Brandon Wiercinski, will attend Dickinson College in Carlisle PA this fall. Brandon has great athletic genes. Dad, Kevin, returned to coach boys basketball this year after a previous 16 year stint. He is LA’s History...

The 2021 Groton Dunstable varsity volleyball team will open their season Monday, March 15 at Ayer/Shirley. Back row L-R: Allie Saboliauskas, Brooke Barry, Sydney Barlow, Brenna O'Malley, Jordyn Richie, Emma Kenney, Coach Heather Barlow Front row L-R: Olivia Crandall, Emma Guziejka, Naomi Rodman, Katie Eberhardt, Abby Burgess. Photo by Robert Mingolelli

 

• Coach: Heather Barlow. 1st year as GD Varsity coach, Multiple years of club Volleyball. One year as assistant varsity coach. (not at GD) • Key players graduated: Carolyn Mullins was the only senior from last year. Eleven of the 12 Varsity players will return, four of them are current seniors...
A plan for the return of Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association-sponsored tournaments for the upcoming spring season becomes clearer. At a previous meeting, the TMC (Tournament Management Committee) voted, 14-4, against recommending state tournaments. During the March 8 meeting, the...

Junior Tommy Raymond takes his turn running the agility drill. Photo courtesy of Robert Mingolelli

 

Groton-Dunstable varsity football coach Tom Sousa shared “Great first week!!! Numbers are the best we have had in my time here.      "Between football and volleyball we have over 100 kids participating. This season is a great opportunity for us to build our program and get new/more kids...
Advice from NFHS (National Federation of High School Sports)      Outdoor conditions can change rapidly, altering and shifting the body’s thermal balance and increasing the risk of cold-weather injuries. It is vital for administrators, coaches, athletes and their medical personnel to work...
Volleyball practices started March 1. Most games will be played on Mondays and Wednesdays and practices on all the off days which may include Saturdays. First game: March 15 at Ayer/Shirley.   Volleyball Schedule (subject to change) March 15, GD @ A/S March 17, A/S @ GD March 22, GD...

The Wallace Cup the seniors are holding was created by Wallace Civic Center scorekeeper Jimmy Lapointe. He knew Groton-Dunstable and Lunenburg/Ayer-Shirley were the two best teams in the pod and wanted to give the kids a memento of their season, something to cherish and a sense of accomplishment for their undefeated season. Back row L to R: Andrew Wenzell, Nate Glencross, Ryan Mosscrop, Mike Hamill, Cam Hardy. Front row: Will Kenny, Jake Figueroa, Ryan Heinrich.Photo by Edward Wenzel.

 

By Robert Mingolelli   The last three outings were exciting but tough on the fans!      “Yes, the team certainly stepped it up. We talked about it a lot over the past few games knowing we were going to get the absolute best from opposing teams. But if we stuck to our game, we knew we’d get...

Sydney Adams recently signed her letter of intent to run and continue her education at University Mass. Amherst. Photo by Robert Mingolelli.

 

By Robert Mingolelli   “I am so excited,” said a smiling Sydney Adams who recently signed her letter of intent to run and continue her education at University of Mass. Amherst. “I visited several colleges including Hofstra but UMass Amherst was where I felt most comfortable. The coach, the...

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