Category: Sports

Local wrestler reaches national championship bout in Fargo, N.D.

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Plainville native Dakota-Marie Dinielli showed what she can do at the national level in wrestling this past weekend in Fargo, N.D. Dinielli wrestled in the 2019 United States Marine Corps/USA Wrestling 16U Nationals at 152…

Baseball: Blue Devils baseball camp a hit with youngsters

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The Plainville High School athletic fields were a flurry of activity last week when the 26th annual Blue Devils baseball camp ushered in over 50 eager players looking to improve their game on the diamond. Plainville…

Baseball: Blues start hot, end week with 3-game skid

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues won three of their first four games last week and were a season-high four games above .500 (16-12) entering the weekend. The good start was highlighted by back-to-back games where Bristol won…

Petit 5K road race ready to run on July 21

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Chip’s Family Restaurant 5K Road Race to benefit the Petit Family Foundation will take place on Sunday, July 21, and will follow a scenic route through the town of Plainville. Event registration will begin…

Blue Devils to compete after graduation

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The day before they walked across the stage to pick up their diplomas signifying the end of their time as Blue Devils, 12 athletes were honored at an assembly in the auditorium at Plainville High School…

Blue Devil coach, player shine at all-star game

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER There was plenty of Plainville around when it came to Team Constitution in this past Saturday’s Super 100 high school football senior all-star game in New Britain. Blue Devil head coach Tim Shea served in…

Bristol Blues heat up: Win 5 out of 6 games

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues won five of their six games last week and improved to 13-11 entering this week’s games. The Blues find themselves in third place in the FCBL, one game behind the second place…

Baseball: St. Onge to play at Inspiration Academy

KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT Plainville’s all-conference and all-state outfielder Tyler St. Onge will take his game to the next level, playing at Inspiration Baseball Academy in Bradenton, Fla. this fall. St. Onge led the Blue Devils to a 12-8 record this…

Proving they belong: Another giant step for Blue Devils softball

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The journey began in earnest three years ago when head coach Scott Marcucio took over the helm of the Lady Blue Devils softball program that went 3-17 the year before.  The first order of business was…