Category: Sports

Blue Devils struggle with, and lose to, Sacred Heart

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITERPLAINVILLE – When the Plainville girl basketball team drew Sacred Heart Academy in the opening round of the 15th annual David T. Rybczyk Memorial Tournament from Plainville High School on Friday, Dec. 27, the locals tangled…

In game to reverse fortunes, Plainville loses out

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER SOUTH WINDSOR – When the Plainville and South Windsor boys basketball teams clashed on Wednesday, Dec. 18, the battle had some significant meaning. Both squads did not tally a victory last season and the CCC…

Free throws toss Plainville over the top

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – When a scholastic basketball game comes down to free throws, your squad better have the ability to make them. And in the case of the Plainville girls basketball squad, in first round action…

Rybczyk tournament doesn’t scrimp on talent

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – This year’s Rybczyk Memorial Basketball Tournament, taking place on Dec. 27 to 28 from Plainville High School, should once again highlight some of the best local scholastic squads. This year’s boys slate includes…

Blue Devils look to put last season in the past

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER The Plainville boys basketball team wants to forget just about everything that happened during a very trying 2012-13 campaign last season. It’s always trying going through a tough preseason and a very difficult slate of…

Turnaround for Blue Devils

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – Last season, the Plainville girls basketball team started the season in a bit of a hole. Through the Blue Devils finished the campaign strongly, Plainville wanted a better start this time around than…

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…