Category: Sports

Football: Playing for everything on Thanksgiving

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT It has been quite some time since the Blue Devils have played a game on Thanksgiving Day that meant so much. The bottom line is this: If Plainville (7-2) knocks off Farmington (5-4) they will secure…

Cheers to you, Blue Devils…

Chris Pepe, right, serves a beer sample to Beth Cianchetti during the Plainville Athletic Backers Club’s beer and wine tasting fundraiser last Friday at the Plainville VFW. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund their mission of supporting…

Football: Defense paves the way in win over Spartans

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT Lewis Mills began the game with a 60-yard kickoff return from Josh Martinotti to set up the Spartans with a first-and-goal at the 9-yard line, but the Plainville defense slammed the door shut. Lewis Mills clawed…

Former Bristol Blues standout dies at 23

Ryan Costello, 23, a former player for the Bristol Blues, died last Sunday in Auckland, New Zealand, just days after joining a team in the Australian Baseball League.  The Blues made an announcement Monday morning. “It is with very heavy…

Football victory: ‘Collin’ it a day against Avon

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT If the Plainville football team wants to reach the postseason, every game counts. So when the Blue Devils struggle, the recipe is simple: put the ball in the hands of quarterback Christian Collin and call it…

Race for middle school athletics is a huge success

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT A crowd of close to 400 assembled in the parking lot of the Middle School of Plainville on Saturday, Nov. 9, for the Thanks for Giving 5K and Turkey Trot to raise funds for the middle…

Boys Soccer: Blue Devils stun Rams in final seconds of OT

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT Logan Miller wrestled away a possession around midfield with just 20 seconds left in overtime as a persistent rain fell on the soaked Tinty Stadium turf. Last Tuesday’s showdown with (8-4-2) Bristol Central was knotted, 3-3,…

Plainville roundup: The Blue Devils’ week in review

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT This week, my Big Blue award for the most outstanding performance of the week goes to Patrick Gryczewski. The junior forward on the boys soccer team scored a hat trick (3 goals) including the game winner…