Category: Sports

Girls Soccer preview: Rebuilding? It’s business as usual

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT When a team graduates 11 seniors, it’s time to head back to the drawing board. For Leszek Wrona it comes with the territory as he enters his 20th season as the Plainville girls head coach after…

Hall of Fame: Harold Bartley to be inducted into Plainville Sports Hall of Fame

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER The Plainville Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 21st annual induction banquet on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Forestville. This event recognizes the accomplishments and successes of athletes of Plainville…

Six Blues players earn league honors

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER The Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England announced its first and second teams, and there were six Bristol Blues among the 30 players chosen. Four Blues made the first team. Zeke Diamond, Buddy Dewaine,…

Baseball: Blues swept in FCBL championship series

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues returned to the FCBL championship series for the first time since 2015, but it wasn’t a pleasant trip. The Worcester Bravehearts won the first game of the best-of-three series, 2-1, at Hanover…

Baseball: Bristol Blues enter playoffs as No. 2 seed

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues went 5-2 last week to finish the regular season with a record of 31-23. It was the same record as the Brockton Rox, who finished as the FCBL’s top team by virtue…

Youth wrestler medals at Wisconsin tourney

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Plainville native Jaxsen Bailey impressed again on the wrestling mat, this time at the national level in late June. Bailey reached the podium not once, but twice during the USA Wrestling Kids Greco-Roman and Freestyle…

Runners turn out in heat; show support for Petit Foundation

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Nearly 570 runners entered to run in the Chip’s Family Restaurant 5K Road Race on a hot afternoon in downtown Plainville this past Sunday. It was a tough day to run, but that didn’t stop…

Baseball: Bristol Blues pare lineup after all-star break

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER In college baseball summer leagues, roster attrition is just part of the job that coaches must deal with. The Bristol Blues of the FCBL are no exception, but they were lucky to get six innings…

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…