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Most local spring sports teams were eliminated at various stages of the MIAA Tournaments in the past week.

The Bromfield Academy girls tennis team made it the furthest, falling to Hopedale in the Division 3 Central finals on Monday.


Division 1 Central


St. John’s (S) 12

Groton-Dunstable. 0

The Crusaders ran into a buzzsaw as top-seeded St. John’s (15-8) cruised in Shrewsbury.

Sophomore Brendan Ferrari, freshman Nate Glencroff and senior Chris Watt were unable to halt the hosts’ potent offensive attack.

Watt and freshman left fielder Doug Tompkins both laced singles for ninth-seeded Groton-Dunstable (9-11).

Groton-Dunstable. 8

Fitchburg 1

Shamus Gelinas and Brendan Ferrari combined to throw a no-hitter for Groton-Dunstable in a first-round win over No. 8 Fitchburg High.

Gelinas (4.1 innings pitched, 3 strikeouts) had struggled with his command at times, going to 3-ball counts 8 times and walking 6 Raider hitters. But when he needed an out-pitch, he got it.

In the top of the 5th, the Crusaders batted around the order. With one out, Kasey Griffiths singled sharply to right before he stole second. Gelinas drew a walk and then Brendan Cronin singled to left-center to deliver Griffiths with the first of 4 insurance runs that inning.

Division 1 Central

First Round

Westboro 5

North Middlesex 2

Westboro overcame an early 2-0 deficit while defeating the host Patriots in a first round game.

Brendan Sullivan pitched well for North Middlesex, finishing with 11 strikeouts.

Jack Boudreau had a hit and RBI, while Joe Murphy tallied 1 hit for the Patriots (12-9).

Division 3 Central

First round

Bay Path 10

Nashoba Tech 8

Colonial Athletic League Small Player of the Year Vinny Eramo of Shirley went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and blasted 2 home runs to give him 8 on the season, but No. 12 Nashoba came up short.

Senior David Kelley went 3-for-3 with 3 RBI for the Vikings and tossed 5 strong innings of relief. Nick Crawford went 2-for-4 at the dish.

Nashoba Tech, which was the co-champion in the CAL Small, finished the season at 10-11.


Lowell High School sophomore Richmond Kwaateng enjoyed quite a day at the 73rd New England Interscholastic Track & Field Championship Meet at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H.

Kwaateng won the 100 meters in a time of 10.93 seconds. He was also on the 4×100 relay team which placed second and he placed fourth in the long jump with an effort of 22 feet, 8.25 inches.

Locally, Carson Doody, representing North Middlesex Regional, finished fifth in the triple jump with a final distance of 45 feet, 7 inches.


Central Mass. awards

Lacrosse All-Americans

Groton-Dunstable: Liam McDonough, sr., midfielder. Littleton: Danny Angell, jr., attack.

Coach of the Year

Groton-Dunstable: Rick Arena.

Assistant of the Year

Littleton: Rich Luongo.

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