By Ann Needle
The Nashoba Regional High School Class of 2013 collected diplomas on the DCU stage Sunday, leaving what’s likely to be vivid memories of its last days at the school.
The day itself was a beauty, steeped in Nashoba graduation tradition, with green and white caps and gowns, the singing of “Amazing Grace” by the school Chorus, and faculty decked out in academic robes. But, the backdrop of tradition did not stop the new and unexpected from cropping up.
By Ellen Oliver
On Saturday June 8, the top seeded Nashoba Chieftains baseball team fought, battled, and clawed their way to a 2-1 victory over the Leominster Blue Devils (7-seed) to capture the team’s first ever Central Mass Division 1 title. Over the course of nine innings, Nashoba kept the Blue Devils in check, while their own hitters were kept in line by Leominster, a game scoreless into the fourth, then tied 1-1.
From Nashoba’s perspective, the win couldn’t have been scripted better: Bottom of the ninth, one out, Nashoba at bat with men on the corners. Leominster intentionally walked Nashoba’s lead off hitter, John Militano, to load the bases and bring up pitcher Drew Foster, who does just as much damage at the plate as on the mound. According to Nashoba catcher Dan Cacciatore, that was Leominster’s mistake. “You don’t want Drew up when you have the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning,” he said.
By Ann Needle
“I just don’t want anyone to have to go through this,” maintained Frank Jenkins, a long-time Stow resident and recent victim of Lyme Disease. In telling his story of a near-miss diagnosis of Lyme, Jenkins said he wants residents to know just what to do if they suspect Lyme in themselves or family members.
For Jenkins, the retired Stow Postmaster, the classic symptoms of Lyme he experienced earlier this year — fever, chills, weakness — should have been recognizable immediately. However, that was not the case. “My wife had Lyme disease last year, so we know what it looks like,” he said.
Congratulations to all the recent graduates, including Minuteman High’s and Nashoba Regional High’s Class of 2013. We have many photo to share that can be found on pages 7, 8 and 9. Best of luck to all in your futures. The Nashoba Baseball team won the Central Mass Div 1 Title last week for the […]