Category: Sports

Blue Devils blasted by Indians

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – The Plainville football team ended its season with a 34-0 loss to Farmington on Thanksgiving Day to wrap up its 2013 scholastic campaign. But the 34-0 score that comes off as a romp…

Blue Devils experience marked improvement

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER HARTFORD – Plainville volleyball coach Steve Compson saw some improvement during the 2013 scholastic season. And it was a big lift from the two-win 2012 campaign in which the only squad the Blue Devils could…

One heck of a season for PHS

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER The Plainville boys soccer team had one heck of a season in 2013 and finished up as one of the top eight teams in all of the CCC, qualifying for the new CCC boys soccer…

Gridiron Preview: Thanksgiving-style

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – Since 1958, the Plainville football team has only won 11 times on Thanksgiving. This coming Turkey Day, the Blue Devils want to add a 12th victory to its belt but it will have…

Suffield continues to make Plainville suffer

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER MIDDLETOWN – Without a shadow of a doubt, the top-ranked Suffield boys soccer team has been the bane of Plainville’s existence in state tournament play over the past few seasons. But the Blue Devils had…

Opinion: Perhaps, it’s time to ditch ‘Jack Cochran Rule’

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER The 50-point rule in scholastic football – commonly referred to as “The Jack Cochran Rule” – might have run its course in the state of Connecticut. Or has it? For those of you that don’t…

Goodbye, seniors

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – It’s hard to lose a group of seniors in the world of scholastic sports. When you figure in four years of practices, scrimmages, bus rides to games and everything else that comes with…

Omar Abdelsame wraps up stellar x-country season

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER MANCHESTER – Plainville cross country standout Omar Abdelsame had one heck of a season in 2013. And to top it all off, Abdelsame took 69th place in a big finish of 17:26 at the CIAC…

Blue Devils swept away by SMSA

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER HARTFORD – Maybe it wasn’t the way the Plainville volleyball wanted to end its campaign – with a 3-0 sweep in a loss to Sport Medical Science Academy – but the Blue Devils went down…

Solid season for PHS boys soccer

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER   PLAINVILLE – There was little doubt this season that the Plainville boys soccer team was going to have another special campaign. It didn’t take long for the Blue Devils to go 5-0 on the…