Category: Sports

Blue Devils: A final look back at Spring 2018

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER It was an up-and-down spring in 2018 for Plainville High School sports. Baseball and outdoor track and field made the most noise out of the Blue Devil contingent. Here’s what happened in each sport: Baseball…

Youth Wrestling: All-New England grappler

Plainville wrestler Jaxsen Bailey acquitted himself well against the northeast’s best this past weekend at the New England Youth Wrestling Championship in New Hampshire. Bailey, who wrestles for KT Kidz in Rocky Hill, took second place at 58 pounds in…

Basketball: Barker is Boston bound

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT Plainville senior Caitlin Barker broke the 1,000 point mark this season and will take her game to Emmanual College in Boston in the fall. Barker played an integral role as the Blue Devils leader on the…

Season ends for hockey, swimming

Wethersfield-Middletown-Rocky Hill-Plainville ice hockey made a good run in the Division II state tournament, but it came to an end one game short of the ultimate goal. The No. 9 Eagles co-op lost in the semifinal round, 6-1, to No.…

Boys basketball journey ends against Gilbert

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The Plainville boys basketball team reached the state tournament for the first time in eight years. The last time the Blue Devils played in the post season was during the 2010-11 season. It also marked just…

All Access Sports is open for business

The boys of summer wasted no time as doors opened for All Access Sports last Saturday. Local Little Leaguers learned about the facility, above, before warming up for spring tryouts, right. The multi-sport facility, located at 75 Neal Ct. (the…

Bristol residents head to Abu Dhabi for Special Olympics World Games

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER This week, Special Olympics Team USA headed to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, including two members of Team Connecticut – Steve Manzone and Ken Richter. The World Games will begin on Thursday, March 14, and conclude…

Ice Hockey: Plainville skaters fall in CCC semifinals

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Wethersfield-Middletown-Rocky Hill-Plainville ice hockey had an opportunity to possibly play for a CCC South Division title before embarking on its journey in the Division II state tournament. The co-op’s aspirations for a conference title were…

The Baileys are at it again

The wrestling Bailey brothers did well again at the regional and state levels this month. Eight-year-old Jaxsen Bailey became a two-time state champion after an 8-3 decision in the 56-pound final at the Connecticut State Intermediate Wrestling Championship on Sunday.…