Category: Sports

Blue Devils can’t stop Lancers

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – The Plainville wrestling squad has been a competitive bunch this past season. And against Class S competition, the Blue Devils have been double tough to stop. But on Wednesday, Jan. 22, Plainville took…

Girls storm over opposition

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – Once again, the Plainville girls basketball picked up critical victory after critical victory in its quest to return to state tournament play come the completion of the regular season. The Blue Devils have…

Area gym hosts gymnastics competition at XL Center this weekend; Alicia Sacramone appears Friday

HARTFORD – One of the most prestigious and one of the biggest co-ed New England regional youth gymnastics events will be held in Connecticut as American Gymnastics of Southington will host the 21st annual American Invitational at the XL Center’s…

‘Special’ guests welcomed with open arms by Panthers cheer team

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Nancy Lopez of Plainville walked into the gymnasium of Central Valley Cheerleading Training Center feeling like an “all star.” Dressed in a pink sweatshirt and black exercise pants, Nancy came ready to cheerleading practice with…

Sweet victory for Blue Devils

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – Any time the Plainville girls basketball team can march into Bristol and pick up a victory on foreign soil, it’s a sweet feeling indeed. It doesn’t matter if it’s at Bristol Eastern or…

Blue Devils end dry spell

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – It was just a matter of time for the Plainville boys basketball team. When you put in the work, when you put in the time and when you believe in the system, wins…

Plainville still can’t halt Eastern

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – The Plainville girls basketball team hasn’t hung too many losses on Bristol Eastern over the last few years. But this year, the Blue Devils were looking for a reversal of fortunes. On Thursday,…

Blue Devils keep up the fight

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – There’s this never die attitude that the Plainville boys basketball team emulates and when coach Marc Wesoly’s troops approach each game in that light, the squad won’t be winless for long this season.…

Blue Devils have hands full with BC

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – Every game for the Plainville boys basketball team has been better than the last. And against Bristol Central in the first round of the 15th annual David T. Rybczyk Memorial Tournament, the squad…

Tournament proves successful

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER   PLAINVILLE – Once again, the Plainville holiday basketball tournament was a complete success and for the 50th consecutive year, it was dedicated to the memory of David T. Rybczyk. Rybczyk was a teacher and…